Gloucestershire Wills

Abstracts of Gloucestershire Probate Records

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Abstracts on this page are listed by Date of Probate, and a list of SURNAMES in each abstract may be found on the left of the abstract. Use the 'Find' option in your browser to search for surnames you're interested in, or use the search box below to search all Wills in this collection.

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Unless otherwise stated, original copies of Wills dated prior to 1858 are usually found in the appropriate Diocesan Record Office for the court where the Will was proved - for Gloucestershire, this is the Gloucestershire Archives. Wills which were proved at Bristol Episcopal Consistory Court may be found at the Bristol Record Office. Copies of Wills for which Probate was granted at the PCC (Prerogative Court of Canterbury) may be obtained via the National Archives Wills website.

Searches for, and Copies of Wills and Probate 1858-1996 may be obtained through via the Find a Will service, at local Registries, and sometimes on microfilm at County Record Offices. Further information on post-1858 Wills, may be found on the Government's Wills, Probate and Inheritance pages.

Abbreviations which may be used on this page are:-

(Ad) "Admon", or Letters of Administration.
(I) Inventory (a list of the deceased's goods, and their value)
(N) A Nuncupative Will is one declared by a legal representative, as being indicative
of the deceased's wishes, and will often refer to the Testator in the third person.
(#) Indicates the Will is a 'duplicate' - that is, more than one person has submitted an
abstract from the same original Will.
 * An asterisk against a surname indicates the Executor(s) of the Will, or, in the case
of Administration (Ad), the Administrator(s)
i/t/p "in the parish (of)".
CELF Chapel en le Frith (Derbyshire)
ECC Episcopal Consistory Court (Lichfield)
HCC Hereford Consistory Court
n.p. Notary Public
R&R Rest and Residue (a common expression in Wills)
The following may also be of use in the study of Wills generally:-

 

1541

BARROW
BARROW, Thomas - of Oldbury.
Probate Gloucester 1541. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1541

BEOMAN
BEOMAN, Edward - of Pebworth. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1541. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1541

BRADWAY
BRADWAY, John - of Mickleton. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1541. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1541

BRANGWAINE
BRANGWAINE, Thomas - of Sudley.
Probate Gloucester 1541. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1541

BARROW
THORN
BARROW, Thomas - of Oldbury.
son Wlm;   Agn, Isab, & Jn THORN;   bro in law Thos THORN exec.
Probate 1541. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BERDE
BERDE, John - of Rodborough. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BIDFIELD
BIDFIELD, John - of Charlton Kings.
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BRAYNE
BRAYNE, Ellyn - of Dyrham. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BRAYNE
BRAYNE, John - of Dyrham. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BROWNE
BROWNE, William - of Bradstone, Berkeley. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BRYTON
BYRTON
BRYTON alias BYRTON, Thomas - of Gloucester.
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BYKE
BYKE, Edward - of Frocester. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BYRCHEWODE
BYRCHEWODE, Henry - of Gloucester.
Probate Gloucester 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1542

BROWNE
BROWNE, William - of Bradstone, Berkeley.
youngest son Jn BROWNE exec.
Probate 1542. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BADMARTON
BADMARTON, Thomas - of Huntingford.
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BALINGER
BALINGER, Richard - of Badgeworth.
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BANISTER
BANISTER, Giles - of Deerhurst.
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BELLE
BELLE, Richard - of Quinton. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BENETT
BENETT, Elizabeth - of Stonehouse.
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BOCOLL
BOCOLL, Richard - of Elmeston. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BORNE
BORNE, Matthew - of Lydney. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

BOWER
BOWER, Walter - of Slimbridge. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1543. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BADGWORTH
BADGWORTH, Thomas - of Barnewood.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BAMPTON
BAMPTON, Robert - of Wapley. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BANISTER
BANISTER, Christopher - of Cheltenham. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BARTON
BARTON, John - of Thornbury. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BASSETT
BASSETT, James - of Uley. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BATHORNE
BATHORNE, Alexander - of Prestbury.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BAYLE
BAYLE, John - of Berkeley. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BAYSE
BAYSE, Elizabeth - of Wollaston.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BECHE
BECHE, Joan - of Newent. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BERCOM
BERCOM, William - of Hill in Berkeley. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BEYKAR
BEYKAR, John - of Dinton.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BISHOP
BISHOP, John - of Old Sodbury. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BLIZARD
BLIZARD, William - of Aston Somerville.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BOCHER
BOCHER, Matthew - of Alvynton.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BOND
BOND, Nicholas - of Tresham in Hawkesbury. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BOWER
BOWER, Thomas - of Cam. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BRAYNE
BRAYNE, John - of Longney.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BROOKE
BROOKE, Robert - of Westbury.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BROWNE
BROWNE, Richard - of Stone. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BUTTER
BUTTER, John - of Hartpury. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BUTTER
BUTTER, Thomas - of Hartpury. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BYRRETT
BYRRETT, Thomas - of Marshfield. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BYRRYET
BYRRYET, Richard - of Lydney. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

ATWOOD
BAYLE
DENYNG
BAYLE, John - of Gynton, Berkeley.
Thos ATWOOD;   Wlm, & Jn DENYNG;   wife Margt exec.
Probate 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

ABRIDGES
BERCON
BRIDGES
COLES
HORSEMAN
NYCLAS
SHYRE
BERCON, William - of Hill, Berkeley.
bro Thos BERCON;   Wlm HORSEMAN;   Thos BRIDGES;   Jn ABRIDGES;   Roger SHYRE;   Rob NYCLAS;   son in law Jn COLES;   svt Maud;   son in law Edw COLES;   wife Margt exec.
Probate 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BROWN
UPTOMAS
BROWN, Richard - of Stone.
children & wife (not named);   Thos UPTOMAS overseer.
Probate 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

BARTON
DAVYS
GAYNER
GENE
LYDYAT
MERICK
MONYE
RAYNOLDS
ROWBOROWE
SMYTH
SONAGYR
TYLER
BARTON, John - of Thornbury.
wife Eliz;   Eliz ROWBOROWE;   Wlm MERICK;   Alice, & Thos RAYNOLDS;   Alice GAYNER;   Jone MONYE;   Alice LYDYAT;   Rich SMYTH;   Jn GENE jr;   Thos DAVYS;   son Jn exec.
Overseers: Jn SONAGYR,   Henry LYDYAT,   & Wlm TYLER.
Probate 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1545

BALL
BALL, Agnes - of Amney St Peter. (+)
Probate Gloucester 1545. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1545

BAKER
BAKER, William - of Berkeley.
Margt, Anne, & Nich BAKER;   wife Agn exec.
Probate 1545. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1546

BAKER
BAKER, Thomas - of Berkeley.
dtr Eliz;   Wlm BAKER;   wife Julian exec.
Probate 1546. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1546

BOCHER
BOWER
PAYGE
BOWER, John - of Berkeley.
child Mary, Rich & Alice;   wife Eleanor;   sons Wlm & Nich execs.
Overseers: Morris BOCHER,   & Thos PAYGE.
Probate 1546. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1546

BIGGEGOOD
BIGGEGOOD, John - of Tytherington.
son Jn;   bro Rob;   2 other childr;   wife Agn exec.
Probate 1546. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1547

BOWER
BOWER, Isabel - of Berkeley.
son Jn BOWER exec.
Probate 1547. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1547

BOWER
BOWER, Thomas - of Berkeley.
sons Jn & Morris;   Walt son of Morris BOWER;   wife Joan exec.
Probate 1547. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1548

BURNAM
BURNAM, Richard - of Berkeley.
sons Jn & Anth;   wife Joan exec.
Probate 1548. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1549

BYRTE
BYRTE, Ellen - of Berkeley.
bro Wlm BYRTE;   sis Kath & bro Jn BYRTE execs.
Probate 1549. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1549

BROWNE
CHESTER
FOWLER
LYDYAT
SANAGAR
BROWNE, Elizabeth - of Thornbury.
son Peter;   dtr Agn FOWLER;   Margt CHESTER;   son Wlm & dtr Ellen execs.
Overseers: Jn SANAGAR, clerk,   Henry LYDYAT,   & Wlm FOWLER.
Probate 1549. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1550

BLANE
BLANE, Richard - of Berkeley.
son Rich exec.
Probate 1550. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

BAND
BANDE
BAYLE
BULLER
CAYLE
HOBES
JANES
JONYS
LACE
LEG
LUKE
RYCARDS
TYLADAN
WESBORO
YERLE
BANDE, James - of Hill.
Jane CAYLE;   Kath BULLER;   Agn, Rob, Geo, Eliz, & Susan WESBORO;   Thos HOBES;   Margt LUKE;   Jn BAYLE;   Thos BAND;   Jane RYCARDS;   Wlm LACE;   Jn JONYS;   Wlm JANES;   Agn BAND exec.
Overseers: Thos BAND,   Rich TYLADAN,   Rob LEG,   & Wlm YERLE.
Probate 1551. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

BAYLE
BAYLY
LEWES
RAYNOLD
SCOLLE
SMYTHE
BAYLY, John - of Ham, Berkeley.
son Jn;   dtrs Joan, Alice, Frances & Agn;   Wlm RAYNOLD;   Wlm LEWES,   Thos SMYTHE,   Thos SCOLLE, & Thos BAYLE;   wife.
Probate 1551. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

BOOCHAR
BOOCHAR, Morris - of Berkeley.
wife Joan exec.
Probate 1551. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

BAKER
BAKER, Robert - of Oldbury.
childr Edw, Jn, Rich, Wlm, Henry, Thos, Joan, & Julian;   wife Maud exec.
Probate 1551. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

ADAMS
BAKER
BAROWE
COKESYE
BAROWE, John - of Oldbury.
sons Jn & Peter;   Edw COKESYE;   wife Margt exec.
Overseers: Wlm ADAMS,   & Rob BAKER.
Probate 1551. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

ADAMS
BOSSHER
BOSSHER, Thomas - of Thornbury.
son Wlm;   dtr Joan;   godtr Joan Thomas;   house to wife of Rich Thomas;   wife Joan exec.
Overseer: Wlm ADAMS.
Probate 1551. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1551

BACKE
BACKSE
BENSON
BOSSETEYE
DEBBETT
EDWARDES
MONYE
MYLTON
NOTE
NYCOLLSON
RANDYLL
ROSE
SHEATE
SHOCKLE
TOLENTYN
WETHER
BENSON, Robert - of Badgesworth, co. Gloucester, 13 Jan 1551 [5 Edward VI]
"In the name of God, Amen, in the year of our Lord God, a thousand, five hundred, fifty and one, and in the 5th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Edward VI, by the grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland. Defender of the Faith and of the Church of England and Ireland and Supreme Head":   to the poor - 33s-4d;   to the hiway 3s.;   to Robert TOLENTYN - my best coat;   to James NOTE - a canvas doublet and a cap;   to Robert BACKSE - a pair of hosen;   to John DEBBETT - a bushel of corn;   to John SHOCKLE - a sheep;   to Jone ROSE - a sheep;   to Robert BACKE - a sheep;   to Robert MYLTON - 12d.;   to Harry EDWARDES - a coat and a pair of hosen;   to Alice BOSSETEYE - 40s and also my custom-holte;   to Jane WETHER - all my lands and domaines.
Witnesses: as "Wittnesseth", Henry MONYE,   William NYCOLLSON,   Richard RANDYLL,   John SHEATE,   James NOTE.
Note: on the back says that Robert died in February 1551. I think that "custom-holte" refers to whatever business Robert was in. GRO Ref: 1551/#102

Contact: Kathleen Benson Lopez

 

1552

BOWER
FYNYMORE
TROTMAN
TYNDALE
BOWER, William - of Bradstone, Berkeley, husb.
sons Jn & Wlm;   wife Isab.
Executors: Rich TYNDALE,   Jn TROTMAN,   & Wlm FYNYMORE.
Probate 1552. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1552

BOSSHER
JONIS
TYLLADAM
WILLIAMS
BOSSHER, Thomas - of Thornbury.
Jn WILLIAMS;   Thos JONIS.
Executors: dtrs Eliz TYLLADAM,   Margt JONIS,   & son Jn BOSSHER.
Probate 1552. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1553

ATCOKES
BAKER
BELY
HYXE
SOMERS
BAKER, Robert - of Pedonton, Berkeley.
sons Thos;   bro Rob HYXE of London;   dtr Margery;   Jms, & Alice ATCOKES;   child of Margery BELY;   wife Isab exec.
Overseers: Jn SOMERS,   & Wlm HYXE.
Probate 1553. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1553

BANDE
CLUTTERBUCK
DAYLER
DYRYAT
JAMYS
WESBOROW
BANDE, Thomas - of Berkeley.
Jn JAMYS;   Joan DAYLER;   Agn WESBOROW;   Agn BANDE;   Thos CLUTTERBUCK;   son Rob DYRYAT;   Wlm, & Jn DYRYAT;   Agn dtr of Wlm BANDE of Hill;   wife Alice exec.
Probate 1553. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1553

BARROWE
BARROWE, John - of Wodford, Berkeley.
dtr Frances;   Nich BARROWE;   Wlm BARROWE of Wotton;   wife Joan exec.
Probate 1553. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1554

ANDREWS
BODYNGE
PARTERICHE
BODYNGE, John - of Bradstone, Berkeley.
childr Thos, Jn & Kath;   sons Henry, Morris & Edw execs.
Overseers: Wlm & Rich BODYNGE,   Wlm PARTERICHE,   & Thos ANDREWS.
Probate 1554. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1554

BURYE
HALL
HARE
HYLL
SMYTH
SYMONS
VEGGELAR
BURYE, Thomas - of Berkeley.
sons Wlm & Thos;   father Wlm BURYE & mother;   dtr Agn;   Alice VEGGELAR;   dtr in law Joan HALL;   Elnr HARE;   uncle Wlm SMYTH;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: father Wlm BURYE,   Jn HYLL,   & Humphrey SYMONS.
Probate 1554. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1555

BAKER
FRYER
HERYNGE
LORYEMAN
SMYTHE
BAKER, Nicholas - of Ham, Berkeley.
dtrs Elnr & Eliz;   Griffin LORYEMAN;   wife Elnr exec.
Overseers: Jn FRYER,   Thos SMYTHE,   & Wlm HERYNGE.
Probate 1555. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1555

BENNETT
BENNETT, William - of Berkeley.
wife Ann exec.
Probate 1555. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1555

BERE
CHARNEY
GRYFFYN
SANAR
WYTNE
BERE, Margery - of Berkeley.
son Jn;   Margt BERE;   Joan WYTNE;   Margt GRYFFYN & her 2 child;   Margery SANAR;   Thos CHARNEY.
Executors: Jms, & Alice BERE.
Overseer: Thos GRYFFYN.
Probate 1555. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1555

BROWNE
BURDLEY
TEYSON
BROWNE, John - of Berkeley.
Thos TEYSON jr;   Margt BURDLEY & her son Wlm;   mother Edith BROWNE;   exec dtr Mary.
Overseer: bro Edw BROWNE.
Probate 1555. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1555

BAYLYE
COLLYMORE
BAYLYE, William - of Igynton, Tytherington, husb.
dtr Ellen;   Edith COLLYMORE;   godson Jn COLLYMORE;   wife Ellen exec.
Probate 1555. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

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1556

BOCHER
MACHYN
POWELL
TAYLOR
WOODWARDE
BOCHER, Anthony - of Newport, Berkeley.
dtrs Joan & Eliz;   bro Jn BOCHER;   Rich TAYLOR alias POWELL;   wife (Gale?) exec.
Overseers: Wlm MACHYN,   Michael WOODWARDE,   & Rich TAYLOR.
Probate 1556. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1556

BROWTON
CULIMORE
WORLOCKE
BROWTON, John - of Thornbury.
sons & dtrs;   wife Susan exec.
Overseers: Rob WORLOCKE,   & Hugh CULIMORE.
Probate 1556. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

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1558

BAKER
NYCOLAS
BAKER, Robert - of the Marsh, Berkeley.
dtrs Joan, Eliz & Agn;   sis Joan BAKER;   son Edward exec.
Overseers: Wlm NYCOLAS,   & Jn BAKER.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BAREBONE
BAREBONE, John - of Newport, Berkeley.
son Rob;   wife Judith exec.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BAYLYE
BAYLYE, Robert - of Berkeley.
son Thos;   dtrs Alice, Margery, Frances, Margt & Eliz;   wife Joan exec.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BAYLYE
MICHELL
WYDER
BAYLYE, Robert - of Hill.
dtr Joan;   wife Agn & son Edward execs.
Overseers: Jn WYDER,   & Rich MICHELL.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BENALL
BENALL, John - of Stone.
childr Jn, Wlm, Isab, Joan & Philippa;   wife Agn exec.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BLANE
LAURENCE
WYNDOWE
BLANE, Richard - of Berkeley.
children;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Wlm LAURENCE,   & Jn WYNDOWE.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BROWNE
BROWNE, John - of Bradstone, Berkeley.
dtrs Eliz & Edith;   son Jn;   wife Eliz exec.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BROWNE
HARBERD
BROWNE, Thomas - of Hinton, Berkeley.
sosn Jn & Wlm;   son in law Thos HARBERD exec.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1558

BRUTON
CROME
GRANGER
MANSELL
WEBB
BRUTON, John - of Tytherington, husb.
childr Agn, Geo, Thos, Jn, & Ellen;   bro Jn;   Rich GRANGER;   sis Agn;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Geo WEBB,   Wlm MANSELL,   Rob BRUTON,   & Wlm CROME.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

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1559

BROOKE
BROOKS
TOSE
WALSHE
BROOKE, David - of Gloucs, Knyght, 20 Nov 1558.
"To be buried parish church of Redolyff where my father and mother lay buried";   wife Lady Margarette BROOKE (goods at our marriage);   house in St. Thomas Street, Bristol;   nevewes (this is an interesting way to spell nephews) Hughe BROOKE and John WALSHE;   kinsman John TOSE;   Elizabeth BROOKS marriage;   Redolyffe St in Bristol.
Proved 1559 - PCC; Ref FHL#91937; Mellershe, Folio 10.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Herefordshire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00850 - rrl

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1559

BROUNE
COLYMORE
HYX
SELLMAN
WEBE
BROUNE, William - of Tytherington.
house at Thornbury to dtr Edith;   Jn HYX;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Jn COLYMORE senr,   Geo WEBE,   & Jn SELLMAN.
Probate 1559. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

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1560

BAKER
DREVER
HURNE
SMYTHE
BAKER, Thomas - of Berkeley.
childr Wlm, Thos, Alice, Agn, Joan & Margt;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Rob HURNE,   Rob SMYTHE,   Jn BAKER,   & Rich DREVER.
Probate 1560. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1561

BAYLIE
COLIMORE
WELLES
BAYLIE, Ellen - of Tytherington.
Rob WELLES;   Wlm COLIMORE;   dtr Ellen exec.
Probate 1561. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

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1562

BAKER
DRYVER
MARES
WESBORO
BAKER, Agnes - of Benyton, Berkeley.
dtr Cath & her 3 child;   Thos, Alice, & Agn WESBORO;   dtrs childr Margt, Joan & Wlm BAKER;   svt Agnes MARES;   son Rich DRYVER exec.
Probate 1562. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1562

BAKER
VYDLAR
BAKER, Joan - of Thornbury.
sons Rich & Wlm;   dtrs child Cath VYDLAR;   sons wife Ellen & their childr Joan, Ralph & Thos;   son Thos exec.
Probate 1562. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

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1563

BAKER
CREW
HOBBS
RANDAL
BAKER, Richard - of Tytherington.
dtr Joan;   wife Mary exec.
Overseers: Jn HOBBS,   Peter CREW,   & Jn RANDAL vicar.
Probate 1563. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

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1563

BROWNE
COLYMORE
SOLMON
WEBBE
BROWNE, William - of Tytherington.
dtr Edy;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Jn SOLMON,   Jn COLYMORE,   & Geo WEBBE.
Probate 1563. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

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1563

BOUSHE
BUSHE
HARFFORD
PACKER
PRYNTER
BUSHE, Alice - of Doynton, widow, 5 Jan 1563.
Cathedral Church of Gloucester - (6d?);   eldest son William, of Cold Ashton - one ewe;   son Thomas* - residue of goods, lands, titles;   eldest daughter Margaret HARFFORD of Box - one ewe and best kirtle and kercher;   daughter Annes BOUSHE of Swanswyke - one ewe, best petty coat and third kercher;   Walter BOUSHE of ¿ - one ewe and his debts forgiven him;   Umpherye BOUSHE at London - one ewe;   sister Elinor PACKER - second kercher.
Overseers: John PACKER &   my gostellye father Peter PRYNTER.
Probate 1563. GRO Ref: 1563/#4.

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1564

BARNES
JONES
TYLER
WESTE
BARNES, Agnes - of Oldbury.
Joan TYLER;   Amy, & Thos JONES;   childr of Wlm WESTE;   Thos WESTE;   Joan BARNES;   bro Thos BARNES;   exec bro Rich BARNES.
Probate 1564. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

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1564

BAKER
BROKE
DANTE
WATKYNS
BROKE, Thomas - of Oldbury.
godson Thos BROKE;   son Thos;   son Wlm & his childr;   son in law Michael WATKYNS;   Thos son of Wlm BROKE;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Wlm DANTE,   & Nicholas BAKER.
Probate 1564. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

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1566

BANDE
CLOTERBOKE
CLTRBOKE
COWLAYE
DAVYS
DYRYAT
HILLYNGE
BANDE, Alice - of Bevynton, Berkeley.
Anne CLTRBOKE;   son Rob;   bro Thos CLOTERBOKE & his son;   Joan,   & Jn HILLYNGE;   Wlm COWLAYE;   son Jn DYRYAT & his son Wlm;   son Jn DYRYAT exec.
Overseer: Jn DAVYS.
Probate 1566. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1567

BERKELEY
BOCHER
BOUCHER
MACHYN
MACHYNE
SAMFORD
SCOLE
WHITE
BOUCHER, Joan - of Berkeley, widow.
son Rich;   dtr Kath MACHYNE;   Eliz WHITE;   Thos, & Cath BOCHER;   Joan BOCHER & her sis Sara;   Wlm MACHYN & his childr Wlm, Margery & Jn;   dtr SAMFORDs childr Edward, Wlm & Agn;   son Wlm BOUCHER exec.
Overseers: Thos BERKELEY, gent,   & Thos SCOLE.
Probate 1567. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1567

BROWNE
DEKYNS
SMYTH
BROWNE, Walter - of Berkeley.
childr Jane, Mary, Walter, Eliz & Sam;   Thos BROWNE;   wife Ellen exec.
Overseers: Thos DEKYNS,   & Thos SMYTH.
Probate 1567. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1567

BAYLE
BYRCOM
ORCHARDE
WARDE
WYTHER
BYRCOM, Thomas - of Nupton, Rockhampton.
Jn ORCHARDE of Aleston & his wife;   wife Anne;   childr Thos, Mary, & Joan execs.
Overseers: Jn WARDE of Aleston,   Edward BAYLE,   & Jn WYTHER of Nupton.
Probate 1567. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

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1568

BODINGE
MARTCHE
TAWGHT
TEYSAM
BODINGE, John - of Wearkes Colme, Berkeley, husb.
childr Thos, Awnsell, Wlm, Jn & Joan;   svt Joan MARTCHE;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Thos TEYSAM,   & Jn TAWGHT of Hinton.
Probate 1568. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1568

BAKER
BAKER, John - of Olveston.
Proved at Canterbury (PCC) 1568. See also DocumentsOnline.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1569

ADYE
BROWNE
CORBET
EDWARDS
PACHE
PATCH
PATCHE
TRANSSELL
WHITE
BROWNE, Peter - of Thornbury.
bro in law Rob PACHE;   neighb Rich WHITE;   Jn BROWNE;   Thos TRANSSELL;   childr of Rich PATCHE;   childr of Wlm EDWARDS;   Kath ADYE;   Jn CORBET;   Ralph son of Jms CORBET;   Margt WHITE;   bro Wlm BROWNE;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: Thos WHITE,   & Rich PATCH.
Probate 1569. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

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1570

BOWDLEY
NELME
REDDE
BOWDLEY, William - of Berkeley.
childr Jn & Joan;   mother;   sis Anne BOWDLEY;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Thos NELME,   & Thos REDDE.
Probate 1570. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

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1570

BICKE
BYCKE
HILL
HURNE
UNDERWOOD
BYCKE, Robert - of Wickwar, husb.
childr Jn, Rob, Susan, & Agn;   mother Agn BICKE;   dtrs in law Kath, Edith, & Joan;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Jn HILL,   Jn HURNE,   & Jn UNDERWOOD.
Probate 1570. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

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1570

BERROWE
GOUGHE
STEVENS
BERROWE, Edmund - of Awre, Gloucs, Esq, 17 Aug 1570 [12 Eliz]
son James;   daur Margaret - 2£ (not married);   daur Ellinor - 20£ out of tenement in Hardewicke;   daur Elizabeth (not married);   daur Mary - 2£;   son John - 40s;   son Edward - 10£;   son Richard - 40£;   brother Antony his children;   Edward STEVENS;   my servant Elizabeth.
Overseers: Charles, Johanes and William GOUGHE of Nashe.
Proved 1570 - PCC; Ref FHL#91378.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Herefordshire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00888 - rrl

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1571

BARNARD
HOBBES
HOOPER
JAMES
BARNARD, Robert - of Rangeworthy (Thornbury), husb.
sons Wlm & Rob;   house at Hethend;   Morris, Eliz, Kath, Joan, & Edith JAMES;   sis Margery;   dtrs Gillyan & Margt execs.
Overseers: Rob HOBBES of Iron Acton,   Rich HOOPER,   & Nicholas HOOPER.
Probate 1571. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

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1572

BAKER
HEAVEN
LYNKE
BAKER, John - of Oldbury, Thornbury, husb.
dtrs Alice, Eliz, Agn, & Christian;   bro Thos BAKER;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Wlm LYNKE,   & Henry HEAVEN.
Probate 1572. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

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1573

ATKINS
BAKER
LINCKE
LYNKE
THURSTON
BAKER, William - of Oldbury, husb.
childr Alice & Rob;   sons in law Jn, & Thos LYNKE;   dtr in law Eliz LINCKE;   sisters Juliane & Joan BAKER;   wife Kath exec.
Overseers: Edward THURSTON,   & Rob ATKINS.
Probate 1573. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

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1573

BROKE
COXE
DAVIS
HALL
BROKE, William - of Oldbury on Severn.
dtrs Margt & Joan;   Gyllyan DAVIS of Chepstowe;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Thos COXE,   & Jn HALL jr.
Probate 1573. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

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1574

ATWELLS
BREWTON
HICKS
MARTEN
BREWTON, William - of Cromhall.
childr Morgan, Ann, Rich, Thos, Edward, Cath, & Joan;   wife Mary exec.
Overseers: Edward ATWELLS,   Thos HICKS,   & Thos MARTEN.
Probate 1574. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

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1574

BUSH
BUSHE
BUTCHER
MILES
PACKER
POPE
SMYTH
SMYTHE
BUSHE, Thomas - of Doynton, 7 Apr 1574.
poor man's box at Doynton - 6d;   wife Edys* - residue of all goods;   son Thomas - table, pair of tressles, & a form, a cupboard, a poulting trough, a wayne & harness, a plow & pair of asses?;   son John - wayne & harness, plow & pair of asses?, a bullock, acre of wheat at Fullford & 2 acres of wheat in Frithe Fyld towards Colyes Yeate named Marles(?);   son William - money, 2 ewes when he reaches age 24;   daughter Elyne - money paid at marriage or at 24 years;   daughter Anys SMYTHE - wheat & barley;   wife's brother's daughter Aless POPE - 2 ewes;   Mate (= Martha?) BUSH (brother's daughter) - 2 ewes;   Alys SMYTH (daughter's daughter) - 2 ewes;   to every godchild 12d.
Supervisors: Walter BUTCHER,   Alys MILES &   John PACKER.
Probate 1574. GRO Ref: 1574/#162.

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1575

BAKER
PRYAR
BAKER, Agnes - of Morton, Thornbury, widow.
son Jn & his son Jn;   son Wlm & his wife;   dtr Cath PRYAR;   sons Wlm & Jn BAKER execs.
Probate 1575. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

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1576

BUGDON
HYLPE
PAREMORE
SHEPHERD
BUGDON, Robert - of Thornbury, thatcher.
Joan PAREMORE;   sons son Rob & Jn;   Joan BUGDON;   dtr Gyllian SHEPHERD & her childr Jms, Wlm, & Gyllian;   wife;   son Wlm, & son in law Jn HYLPE execs.
Probate 1576. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

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1577

BARTON
GAYNER
LONGAND
SEGAR
THURSTON
BARTON, John - of Thornbury.
childr Wlm, Jn, Agn, & Julian;   dtrs in law Martha, Jane, & Eliz GAYNER;   Thos, Susanna, Agn, & Elnr THURSTON;   present wife Susanna exec.
Overseers: Jms SEGAR,   & Jn LONGAND.
Probate 1577. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1577

ADDAMS
BARROWE
BROKE
BROOKE
COXE
FOWLER
HALL
HOELL
KNAPPE
WARINGTON
WARRYNGTON
WEKES
BROOKE, Alice - of Oldbury.
bro in law Jn FOWLER;   Jn HALL senr;   Thos, Alice, & Agn HALL;   Margt WEKES;   Agn FOWLER;   Rich WARINGTON & his wife;   son in law Thos BROKE jr;   Eliz, & Thos COXE;   Jn ADDAMS;   Joan WARRYNGTON;   Thos KNAPPE;   Wlm HOELL;   Joan BARROWE.
Executors: Thos HALL,   & Thos WARRYNGTON.
Probate 1577. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1579

BROUNE
BROWNE
COTES
EDWARDES
FOWLER
GYLLYAMS
HOWELL
MALLET
OUBURY
PHILLIPS
TUCKAR
WHITE
WILLYAMS
BROWNE, William - of Thornbury, gardener.
Thos COTES, husb;   bro in law Jn WILLYAMS, butcher;   Alice GYLLYAMS;   Jn BROUNE;   sis Ellen EDWARDES & her childr Wlm, Jn, Rob & Sythe(?);   sisters dtrs Kath, & Joan FOWLER;   Joan OUBURY;   Margt HOWELL;   Jn PHILLIPS;   Margt MALLET;   wife & childr.
Executors: father in law Wlm WILLYAMS,   & Thos WHITE.
Overseers: Jn WILLYAMS,   & Thos TUCKAR.
Probate 1579. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1581

ADY
BAKER
PACHE
PREYLER
WADE
BAKER, William - of Nether Morton, Thornbury.
sis Kath PREYLER;   bro Jn senr & his 3 childr;   bro Jn jr & his 2 childr;   godson Wlm ADY;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: Thos PACHE,   & Wlm WADE of Morton.
Probate 1581. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1581

BOWER
SKEGE
WARDE
WILLCOCK
BOWER, William - of Rockhampton.
Rob SKEGE;   childr Jn, Joan, & Rich;   Ralph WILLCOCK, clerk, & Wlm WARDE;   wife Anne exec.
Probate 1581. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1581

BENDALL
OSWOLDE
SMYTHE
SOMERS
TAYLOR
BENDALL, John, of the pyshe of Came, Brodewr, 24 Nov 1581.
wife Elizabeth BENDALL*.
Witnesses: Lawrance SOMERS,   James OSWOLDE,   Thomas TAYLOR,   Rychard SMYTHE.

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1582

BAKER
PACHE
PYEARTE
PYRSE
WHITTINGHAM
BAKER, Agnes - of Moreton, Thornbury.
Margt PYEARTE;   godson Thos PACHE;   bros in law Jn BAKER senr & jr execs.
Overseers: Wlm WHITTINGHAM, minister,   & Jn PYRSE.
Probate 1582. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1582

BRADLEY
RUSSELL
SKEGGE
SMETHE
WILLCOCKS
YERLE
BRADLEY, Thomas - of Rockhampton, husb.
childr Joan & Ralph;   Rob SKEGGE;   wife Alice & son Jn execs.
Overseers: Ralph WILLCOCKS, clerk,   Thos RUSSELL,   Jn SMETHE,   & Jn YERLE.
Probate 1582. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1583

BADMANTON
JONSE
YERLE
BADMANTON, Anthony - of Thornbury.
childr Anthony, Agn, Jn, & Margery;   dtrs child Margery;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: Jn JONSE jr, mayor,   & Wlm YERLE.
Probate 1583. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1584

ANDROWES
BENSON
BROWNE
ELLEN
HOBBES
PAYNE
STEVENS
BENSON, Thomas - of Leonard Stanley, Shoemaker, 27 Dec 1583.
A long and involved will with many specific bequests.
Mentions: my wife Alice, my eldest daughter Kateryne, my daughter Margaret, my son Thomas, my eldest son James.
Bequest: Edward ANDROWES shall have the house that he dwelleth in, he and his children using themselves honestly during his lifetime;  
Mentions: Edward STEVENS gent, being chief Lord of The Woodpile lease within the lordship of Horsley.
Debt: Thomas HOBBES of Kingstandley doth owe me five shillings.
Executrix: my wife Alice.
Overseers: John PAYNE of Nympsfield,   Robert ELLEN of the parish of Minchinhampton.
Witnesses: John PAYNE,   Robert ELLEN,   Edward BROWNE
Probate granted 25 Jun 1584. GRO Ref: 1584/#163.

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1585

BRUTON
BRUTON, Richard - of Cromhall.
childr Arthur, Jn, & Agn;   wife Agn exec.
Probate 1585. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

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1585

BAKER
BAKER, John - of Oldbury.
wife Joan;   house in Thornbury;   dtr Joan;   sons Wlm, & Thos execs.
Overseers: Thos BAKER of Auste,   & Edward BAKER of Torkentone.
Probate 1585. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1585

BUSHE
SMITH
BUSHE, Edith - of Doynton, widow, 26 Nov 1585.
church of Doynton - 10(ds?);   poor of parish - ()
son John BUSHE* - one yoke of oxen and all crop in Foghill field;   best crock, best pan best candlestick, 3rd best candlestick and brazen chassinder?? & hay lying in Oxhythe Fallot (I give this to my son John in recompense for his wayne & harness which was given him by his father's bequest);   one pair of sheets and a coverlet;   son William BUSHE* - close of wheat called Somire;   one bullock of twelve months and the - and my second crock.
daughter's daughter Yedith SMITH - my best cow & 2 of my worst crocks and my wearing clothes except my best cassock;   daughter Agnes SMITH - best cassock, 2 bushells of wheat & 2 bushells of barley;   her 3 sons - eldest one sheep, next one sheep, youngest 2 sheep;   daughter Ellen BUSHE - one baking sheet, best -, 2 bushells of wheat, 2 bushells of barley & first cassock, 22s.;   son Thomas BUSHE - 4 bushells of wheat & 4 bushells of barley;   Thomas's children - 4s. apiece;   Thomas BUSHE's son Walter - one -;  
Probate 1585. GRO Ref: 1585/#19.

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1586

BADLEY
BRADLEY
SMITHE
BRADLEY, Alice - of Rockhampton. (recorded as "BADLEY" in index)
sis Joan;   Margt SMITHE;   son Ralph BRADLEY exec.
Overseers: son in law Jn BRADLEY.
Probate 1586. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1586

BARKELYE
BOTELER
CLERK
IVYE
NEWTON
POINTZ
THROCKM{OR}TON
BOTELER, William - of Great Badminton, Glouc., Esq., 1575/6 [18 Eliz I]
I have limitted and appointed all my manors, lands, etc., in Gloucestershire after my decease to the use of the executors of my last will and testament for the term of 40 years or under, as by writing indented dated 20 Jul [18 Eliz I], between me and Henry NEWTON of East Harptree, Somerset, Esq., interest and estate of my brother Robert BOTELER;   my daughters Frauncys BOTELER and Elizabeth BOTELER - £500;   to my sister Margaret at her marriage - £200;   to my brother Edmond BOTELER - annuity of £5;   if I should die without male issue, my brother Robert shall have my manors;   to brothers William BOTELER and Henry BOTELER - annuity of £4 until they be advanced unto some copyhold lands for term of there lives in possession within the manors of Great Badmanton or Hawkesbury of the yearly value of £6,13s.,4d.;   to my son Nicholas BOTELER - all my goods and chattles.
Executors: friends Thomas THROCKM{OR}TON,   Thomas IVYE Esquires,   and Robert BOTELER gent.
Overseers: Sir Nicholas POINTZ,   Sir Richard BARKELYE, knights,   and Henry NEWTON, Esq.
Proved at London 9 Nov 1586 (PCC) by Francis CLERK, n.p., attorney of  Robert BOTELER, one of the executors. PRO Ref: PROB 11/69.

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1587

BENDALL
BROKEHOUSE
HARDINGE
SELMA
THOMES
WALKELEY
WINTLE
WOODWARD
BENDALL, Elizabeth, of the pyshe of Came, widowe, 30 May 1587.
sons Edward, Mouris, John and Rychard BENDALL*;   daughter in law Mary BENDALL,   sister Johan BROKEHOUSE,   Elinor SELMA~,   Hane (Jane) BENDALL,   Catheringe SELMA~,   Elizabeth WALKELEY,   Elinor THOMES,   brother John SELMA~,   Mouris WOODWARD and John WOODWARD the taner (tanner) "shall have the twoe boyes Mouris and Edward with their legaces with the use of it untill they come unto the age of xxith yeres";   Willm BENDALL son of John BENDALL;   Mary HARDINGE, John HARDINGE;   Elinor WINTLE.
Overseers: John SELMA~ and John WOODWARD the taner.

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1588

BREWTON
BRUTON
CLARKE
FORDE
PERRIMAN
BRUTON, Robert - of Tytherington.
childr Marian, Alice, Ellen, & Jn;   Giles PERRIMAN;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Rob FORDE,   Wlm CLARKE,   & Wlm BREWTON.
Probate 1588. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

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1588

BELSHERE
JERVISE
PIRRYMAN
BELSHERE, Thomas - of Thornbury, tucker.
bro Wlm BELSHERE;   bros Thos & Alex BELSHERE, & sis Maud JERVISE execs.
Overseer: Jn PIRRYMAN.
Probate 1588. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1588

BURTON
BURTON, Robert - of Thornbury, butcher.
dtrs Agn & Eliz;   bros Wlm & Jn BURTON;   dtr in law Alice;   wife exec.
Overseers: Jn, & Wlm BURTON.
Probate 1588. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1589

ATKYNES
BAKER
BARROWE
BAKER, Thomas - of Oldbury.
childr Thos, Rich, & Joan;   wife Margt.
Overseers: Rich ATKYNES,   & Wlm BARROWE.
Probate 1589. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1589

BARROWE
EARLE
HAWKYNS
PEARSE
THURNER
WAKER
BARROWE, John - of Oldbury, Thornbury.
godson Morris son of Jn PEARSE;   Kath HAWKYNS;   Agn WAKER;   Peter BARROWE exec.
Overseers: Jn EARLE,   & Thos THURNER.
Probate 1589. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1590

BAKER
CLEMENTE
COMELEYE
CORKE
CULLYMORE
FIDLAR
SEARCHE
WHEELER
BAKER, Joan - of Thornbury, widow.
bro Thos CLEMENTE;   Clemente CORKE, widow;   Rose wife of Wlm CULLYMORE of Kynetone;   dtr in law Jane FIDLAR, dtr of previous husb;   Wlm son of Abel WHEELER;   Abel WHEELER exec.
Overseers: Henry SEARCHE,   & Jn COMELEYE.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1590

BAROWE
OSBORNE
TILADAM
BAROWE, Peter - of Oldbury. (torn)
childr Margt, Thos, & Jn;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Jn TILADAM,   & Jn OSBORNE.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1590

BAKER
BARROW
BARROWE
COWLEY
LYNE
LYNES
OLDLAND
THURNER
THURSTON
BARROWE, William - of Oldbury.
childr of Rob LYNE;   sisters son Rob BAKER;   dtr in law Agn COWLEY;   godson Wlm THURNER;   2 sons in law;   sis Eliz BARROW;   sis Rob LYNES (?);   sis Margt BAKER & her son Thos BARROWE;   wife exec.
Overseers: Edward THURSTON,   & Jn OLDLAND.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1591

BURGE
HARDIN
BURGE, Agnes - of Rangeworthy.
Agn dtr of Jn HARDIN;   Jn BURGE & his childr Joan, Agn, & Jn;   sis in law Mary HARDIN;   (relatives?) in Little Sodbury;   Jn HARDIN exec.
Probate 1591. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1593

BOYES
HAYENES
HAYNES
JONES
BOYES, Catherine - of Littleton, widow.
son Rich BOYES;   3 childr of Wlm HAYNES;   Wlm BOYES, his wife & 3 childr;   dtr Ann BOYES exec.
Overseers: Wlm HAYENES of Coott,   & Wlm BOYES of Littleton.
Witness: Phil JONES.
Probate 1593. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1594

BAKER
BRUTON
CLERKE
GROVE
HOBBES
LACYE
LIMA
MARTIMER
BRUTON, Joan - of Tytherington.
son Jn;   Jms, & Joan MARTIMER;   Agn, & Susan LIMA;   Wlm GROVE;   Mary dtr of Jn BAKER;   Wlm HOBBES exec.
Overseers: Jn LACYE,   Wlm CLERKE,   & Jn BAKER.
Probate 1594. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1594

ALLEN
BARNARD
BARNE
BRUTON
BRUTTON
DANNELL
EVERATT
GRIFFIN
HOBES
LENNY
MARTIN
PACH
SMYTHE
BRUTON, Susan - of Cromhall, widow.
goddtr Susan PACH & 6 other childr of dtr Ellen PACH;   son Jn MARTIN & his childr Edward, Eliz & 3 others;   Susan DANNELL, & 3 other childr of dtr Margt BARNARD;   dtr Eliz LENNY, her childr Julian HOBES, Eliz, & 2 others;   kinswmn Susan BARNE;   kinsman Rob GRIFFIN,   & his bro Jn EVERATT;   Susan dtr of Dorothy SMYTHE;   Susan MARTIN;   Susan ALLEN;   dtr Joan BRUTON & her childr Thos, Jn, Eliz, & Susan;   sons Thos, & Rob MARTIN;   son in law Peter BRUTTON exec.
Overseers: Thos, & Rob MARTIN.
Probate 1594. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1594

BURTON
CLERCKE
HOBBS
MARTIMER
PERRIMAN
BURTON, Alice - of Tytherington.
Morris son of Jms MARTIMER;   sis Jane (wife?) of Jms MARTIMER;   wife of Giles PERRIMAN;   mother Joan BURTON exec.
Witnesses: Wlm HOBBS,   Wlm CLERCKE,   & Edward L…  
Probate 1594. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1594

AGROVE
BREWTON
WEAKES
BREWTON, John - of Theaven Hope, Thornbury, husb.
sons Thos & Jn;   5 dtrs;   wife Kath exec.
Overseers: Thos WEAKES,   & Rich AGROVE.
Probate 1594. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1595

BRIAN
JAMES
SEVELL
BRIAN, John - of Thornbury, joyner.
dtr in law Margt SEVELL;   bros dtr Margt BRIAN;   wife Eliz exec.
Witnesses: Ruth JAMES,   & Margt SEVELL.
Probate 1595. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1595

BENSON
HARRIS
JENCKYNS
LEWIN
BENSON, Edwin - of Bristol, Clothier, 1 May 1595.
wishes to be interred in church of St Peter the Apostle, Bristol;   wife Agnes, son Charles BENSON, daughters Margaret BENSON and Jane BENSON;   mentions his brother Myles BENSON and his "cousin" Thomas BENSON (son of Myles BENSON)
Witnesses: John HARRIS,   Philip JENCKYNS.
Probate granted at the London Court of William LEWIN Doctor of Laws, PCC  17 Jun 1595. TNA Ref: PROB 11/86.

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1596

BAYLY
CURNOCKE
DRYN
FREMAN
GENYNG
GOODRICH
HARROLDE
HARTLEBERY
LEWES
NYCLAS
SANDERS
SKEY
SMYTH
WATKENS
BAYLY, Thomas - of Faulfelde, Thornbury.
wife Joan;   Jms BAYLY of Swanley, & his childr Mary FREMAN & Edith, Thos, Jms, & Joan BAYLY;   11 godsons: Thos CURNOCKE of Wick, Thos son of Rich BAYLY decsd, Thos son of Rob DRYN of Berkeley, Thos son of Jn HARTLEBERY of Woodford, a son of Phil NYCLAS of Woodford decsd, a son of Rob HARROLDE of Bath, a son of Wlm GENYNG of Wickwar, Thos WATKENS, a son of Thos SKEY of Falfield, a son of Hugh LEWES of Eastwood, & Thos son of Thos SANDERS late of Eastwood;   godtr Bridget GOODRICH;   land in Newport, Berkeley to Thos, & Joan childr of Jms BAYLY;   late father Thos BAYLY;   son Jms BAYLY of Swanley exec.
Overseers: Thos GOODRICH,   & Thos SMYTH of Mylstrete.
Probate 1596. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1597

BAKER
FILL
MORSE
PILANDE
SMYTH
TOMES
BAKER, Edward - of Tockington, yeo.
dtrs Bridget, Eliz, & Alice;   son Jn & Wlm BYE execs.
Overseers: Jn SMYTH of Olveston,   & Edward PILANDE.
Witnesses: Jn FILL,   Thos MORSE,   & Jn TOMES.
Probate 1597. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1597

BAKER
BURNELL
BURNELL, John - of Tockington, Olveston.
son Wlm;   son;   dtr;   wife exec.
Witnesses: Simon BURNELL,   & Oswald BAKER.
Probate 1597. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1597

BROWNE
PARNELL
SANDES
TANNER
BROWNE, Thomas - of Cromhall, day labourer.
wife PARNELL exec.
Witnesses: Jn TANNER,   & Rich SANDES.
Probate 1597. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1597

BARTON
BIRDE
FOXE
PHELIPS
PHILLIPPS
THRUBSHAW
BIRDE, John - of Hambrooke, Gloucs, waineman, 20 Apr 1595.
Bequests: to the poor of Winterbourne;   all my godchildren, unnamed;   to Thomas BARTON and Marie BARTON (son and daughter of Richard BARTON of Hambrook, smith).
Overseers: my brother Thomas BIRDE and my brother-in-law Richard BARTON.
Debt due to: John PHILLIPPS.
Witnesses: Thomas FOXE,   John PHELIPS,   William THRUBSHAW.
Proved at London (PCC) 24 Jun 1597. PRO Ref: PROB 11/89 (48; Cobham)

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1598

BAKER
BOYS
EDWARD
PERIMAN
PRIGE
BAKER, Richard - of Littleton on Severn, husb.
dtrs Joan, Margery & Margt;   wife Eliz;   son Wlm exec.
Overseers: Rob PERIMAN,   & Wlm BOYS husb.
Witnesses: Jn EDWARD,   & Thos PRIGE.
Probate 1598. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1598

BURGES
NICOLAS
BURGES, John - of Wickwar.
sons Wlm & Thos;   land in Tedbury to son Jn;   bro in law Jn NICOLAS;   wife Agn exec.
Probate 1598. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1599

BUSH
BUSH, Margery - widow of Richard BUSHE of parish of St Phillips, Bristol, Oct 1597.
left money to Parish and to the poor.
Probate 1599. GRO Ref: 1599/#87.

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1599

BARLYE
CHAMNEYES
SELCOKE
WHITE
YEOMANS
BARLYE, John - of Olveston.
son Wlm;   other childr;   Mary SELCOKE;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: Wlm CHAMNEYES of Wodhouse,   & bro Thos BARLYE of Alveston.
Witnesses: Rich YEOMANS,   & Edward WHITE.
Probate 1599. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1599

BABBS
BUDDING
FIDLER
FYDLER
GRIFFYN
PATCH
BUDDING, William - of Cromhall.
Eliz, Wlm, & Jn childr of Thos FYDLER;   Jn son of Joan FYDLER;   Edith, & Joan FIDLER.
Executors: wife Joan FYDLER,   & son in law Rob PATCH.
Overseers: Rob GRIFFYN,   & Wlm (BABBS?)
Probate 1599. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

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1601

BAYLE
BERON
HOULDER
MORCE
PHELLEPES
SMETH
BAYLE, Joan - of Falfield, Thornbury.
Joan, & Forten BERON;   Thos, Margt, & Jn PHELLEPES;   Thos MORCE exec.
Overseers: Wlm HOULDER,   & Jn SMETH.
Probate 1601. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1601

BEARD
BENNET
BIRKSON
BRIXWORTH
BROOKE
CURTEIS
DANDY
HORWOOD
HOXNEY
ILSSE
ISLLES
KNIGHT
MERRET
MILL
NIBBLET
SHATFORD
STRATFORDE
TYLER
WINDOWE
BEARD, William - of Standishe in the countie of Gloucs.
I give unto the poore of our parish of Standishe Walter BIRKSON, Thomas WINDOWE, Thomas NIBBLET, Thomas DANDY, John MERRET, and Thomas BIRKSON xij d and to widdowe BROOKE vj d;   my father in lawe John KNIGHT x s;   I bequeathe unto my mother iij li;   to Walter ILSSE xj s;   unto Elizabeth BEARD xx s;   to my sister Elizabeth BEARD[1] xx li;   all the rest of my goodes either movable or unmovable unto my brother Hennery BEARD and to my brother John BEARD[2];   I doe make onely my whole executor conditionallie, that my brother Harry[3] shall pay out of his portion and parte unto his daughter Margery BEARD and to his younge sonne upon the same condition George BEARD[4];   also I give unto his other 3 children John[5] Ambrose[6] and Catherine[7];   My will is that my brother John shall pay out of his portion to his Sonne Samuell BEARD[8];   I give to my sister Lyddia BEARD;   I give unto my sister Ales[9];   unto Margery BRIXWORTH one Lambe to be paid about Midsomer;   unto Anne TYLER one Lambe;   Edward MILL xij s;   John BENNET of Oxlinge vij li;   William MILL iij li iij s iiij d at Candeltide next;   Richard HORWOOD iij li vj s at Holiroode day next;   William CURTEIS xx s;   John SHATFORD xv s;   Richard HOXNEY xx s;   John BEARD xxx s at our Lady day next.
Witnesses: Thomas ISLLES,   Richard STRATFORDE.
Proved 1601. GRO Ref: 1601/#221.
Notes: [1] Elizabeth BEARD b. c1562 Standish, father John BEARD d.1567 Standish - GRO Wills 1567/#62.
[2] John BEARD bap 26 Mar 1568 Standish, father John BEARD.
[3] Harry BEARD bap 13 Apr 1558 Standish, father John BEARD.
[4] George BEARD bap 13 Jan 1599 Standish, father Henry BEARD.
[5] John BEARD bap 1 Jul 1590 Standish, father Henry BEARD.
[6] Ambrose BEARD bap 15 Jul 1595 Standish, father Henry BEARD.
[7] Catherine BEARD bap 3 Feb 1593 Standish, father Henry BEARD.
[8] Samuel BEARD bap 18 Jul 1595 Standish, father John BEARD.
[9] Alice BEARD bap 1 Mar 1553 Standish, father John BEARD.

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1602

BOULTON
GREENE
BOULTON, Walter - of Olveston, husb.
childr Jn, Margt & Alice.
Witness: Agn wife of Mr Ralph GREENE.
Probate 1602. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1602

BISHOPP
CAMBE
TOMES
BISHOPP, Thomas - of Wickwar, yeo.
wardship of Alice, Christian, & Eliz dtrs of Thos TOMES decsd;   wife Christian exec.
Overseers: Henry CAMBE,   & bro Henry BISHOPP.
Probate 1602. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1602

BRAYNE
HOPER
MERYKE
SMITH
SPARRY
TOMES
WYLLSHIER
BRAYNE, Thomas - of Wickwar, tanner.
dtrs son Rich MERYKE;   Jn TOMES;   wife Eliz exec.
Witnesses: Rob SPARRY, clerk,   Jn TOMES,   Jn WYLLSHIER,   Jn HOPER,   & Jn SMITH.
Probate 1602. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1603

BAUNETT
BELLY
BENSON
DOWTING
BENSON, John - of St. Thomas, Bristol, Smith. (N)
Memorandum: "that John BENSON late o/t/p of St Thomas of the city of Bristol, lying sick and being of a very good memory, perceiving that his wife was in great peril of death and not likely to live, did make bequest of her goods in the manner following": (ie a Nuncupative Will)
the said John BENSON following his wife's request did give unto his wife's sister a pound, a partlett, a doublet, and a pair of bed sheets;   all the rest unto Christian BAUNETT (her servant), who had been long brought up in his house, conditionally that she should see one Edith BELLY (a young child) well brought up to the age of 21 years [also] one flock bed and all that belongth to it, a cloth gown and a petticoat which was his and the said BENSON'S wife, clothes, a brass pot, a kettle, 2 pewter platters and a dozen wooden trenchers, but if the said Edioth should die before her said age then the said goods should remain unto the said Christian BAUNETT;   "the words which the said BENSON spake in the presence and hearing of Margaret DOWTING the wife of Harrie DOWTING who kept and tended the said BENSON in his sickness".
Proved 19 Nov 1603 to be administered by Christian BAUNETT, servant  and legatee.

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1605

BARNE
BRUTON
DEMERY
GOODMAN
GRYFFYN
MAUNSELL
BARNE, William - of Cromhall, husb.
dtr Ellen;   dtr Eliz MAUNSELL;   son Thos exec.
Overseers: Peter BRUTON,   & Henry GOODMAN.
Witnesses: Jms DEMERY,   & Rob GRYFFYN.
Probate 1605. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1606

BABER
BABER, John - of Olveston, gent.
Proved at Canterbury (PCC) 1606. See also DocumentsOnline.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1606

BARNES
BRUTON
PICKE
VENRIE
BARNES, John - of Cromhall, mason.
sisters Eliz & Ellen;   bro Thos exec.
Witnesses: Wlm BARNES,   Jn VENRIE alias PICKE senr,   Arthur BRUTON,   Susan, & Eliz BARNES.
Probate 1606. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1606

BERRY
LACIE
PULLEN
BERRY, Richard - of Tytherington.
childr Peter, Susan, & Mary;   wife Elnr exec.
Witnesses: Wlm LACIE,   Andrew PULLEN,   & Jms PULLEN jr.
Probate 1606. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1606

BOWSHER
ERELL
KNAPT
OGBORNE
WALKER
BOWSHER, William - of Thornbury, husb.
bro in law Rich KNAPT;   sis Julian;   childr of sis Joan;   mother;   Rob ERELL exec.
Overseers: Wlm OGBORNE,   & Jn WALKER.
Probate 1606. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1607

BRUTON
DYER
FRANCKOMBE
FYLL
BRUTON, Alexander - of Woodhouse, Olveston.
dtr Margt;   bro Henry BRUTON;   wife Isbl exec.
Overseers: Nichls FRANCKOMBE,   Jn FYLL,   & Jn DYER.
Probate 1607. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1607

AGROVE
BROWNE
COLIMORE
SHILDE
WICKS
WISSE
BROWNE, William - of Stidcote, Tytherington.
Henry WISSE, his wife Deenes, & her previous husb Rob COLIMORE;   Thos, & Joan WICKS;   wife Eliz;   Jn AGROVE;   Henry, Kath, & Julian childr of Henry WISSE;   dtr Deenes & her childr by Rob COLIMORE: Jn, Wlm, Isaac, Thos, Nichls, Jms, Agn, & Eliz;   Henry WISSE exec.
Overseers: Henry SHILDE.
Probate 1607. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1607

BARTON
LEWES
LYDEATT
OGBORNE
SERCHE
BARTON, John, senr - of Thornbury, butcher.
sons Jn, Wlm, & Rich;   3 dtrs;   wife Mary exec.
Overseers: Wlm BARTON,   & Jn SERCHE.
Witnesses: Wlm LEWES,   Wlm LYDEATT,   & Wlm OGBORNE.
Probate 1607. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1609

BADDER
BADDER, Nicholas - of Tockington, Olveston. [TNA says 'Dodington']
Proved at Canterbury (PCC) 1609. See also DocumentsOnline.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1610

BUSHE
BUSHE, William - of Avening, Parson, 25 Nov 1609.
wife Elizabeth - a cow, 2 yearlings, 4 sheep, various bedding and household items, 2 candlesticks, barley, wheat, rye, hay, money;   son Richard - a cow, a sheep, a trunk, money;   son William - residue;   also mentions a servant.
Probate 1610. GRO Ref: 1610/#235.

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1610

ARNOLD
BAKER
LONGE
WYNBERY
YEOMANS
YONGE
BAKER, Henry - of Cromhall.
sis Martha;   Nichls YONGE;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Jn LONGE,   & Wlm WYNBERY.
Witnesses: Jn YEOMANS,   Rich YONGE,   & Rob ARNOLD.
Probate 1610. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1611

BARLY
HAINES
HILL
SMYTH
BARLY, Thomas - of Tockington, Olveston.
childr Wlm & Mary;   Rob son of Thos HAINES;   son in law Thos HILL;   house at Alleston;   son Nichls & his childr Rich & Eliz;   wife Marian exec.
Overseers: Thos HAINES senr,   & Jn SMYTH jr.
Probate 1611. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1611

BRUTON
BUDGGOOD
HOULDER
BUDGGOOD, John - of Itchington, Tytherington.
dtrs Edith, Anne, & Margt;   wife Sara exec.
Overseers: Jms HOULDER,   & Wlm BRUTON jr.
Probate 1611. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1611

BICK
CARTWRIGHT
HOWMIALLY
IZOD
SURMAN
BICK, Charles - of Treddington in the County of Gloucs, 1 Sep 1611 [8 James]
To my sonne Charles BICK;   other sons Thomas BICK, William BICK, Robert BICK, John BICK, Phillippe BICK and Henry BICK {all six described as "one other of my sonnes"};   my sonne-in-law Thomas BICK;   Emmett the wife of the said Thomas BICK.
Whole Executors: my wife Prudence BICK and my sonne Charles BICK.
Overseers: Henry IZOD,   James CARTWRIGHT,   Thomas BICK the elder and Phillippe SURMAN.
Sealed & ill in the presence of: Charles BICK,   James CARTWRIGHT &   Thomas (his mark) Phillip SURMAN Tho. HOWMIALLY (?)

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1612

BAKER
BAKER, Margery - of Littleton on Severn, singlewoman.
Proved at Canterbury (PCC) 1612. See also DocumentsOnline.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1613

BAKER
BAKER, Arthur - of Tockington, Olveston.
Proved at Canterbury (PCC) 1613. See also DocumentsOnline.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1613

BROOKE
DYMERY
TAYLER
TYLER
WEEKES
BROOKE, Alice - of Alveston, widow. (I)
appraised by Wlm TYLER gent,   Rich TAYLER,   Thos DYMERY,   & Wlm WEEKES yeo.
Probate 1613. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1613

ADIS
BUCK
BUCKE
CATCHMAID
CATCHMAIDE
GLEESON
GUY
LARGE
LEGGE
MADDOCKE
MEREDITH
MILLARS
MORGAN
STRINGE
BUCKE, James - of Winterborne, gentleman, 12 Mar 1612.
To the Cathedral church of Holy Trinity of Bristoll - 5s. and to the Petticannors and singing men of the said church - 10s.;   to my two daughters Alice GLEESON and Anne GUY - £10 apiece in gold;   to Margaret MEREDITH (daughter of my daughter MEREDITH, deceased) - £10;   my son-in-law William MEREDITH - has £30 in his possession, I give £5 to Michaell MEREDITH and George MEREDITH, and £10 to Mary MEREDITH, and Ellioner MEREDITH (sons and daughters of daughter MEREDITH deceased);   to John GUY (son of my daughter Anne) - £5;   to Margaret and Mary GUY (daughters of my daughter Anne) - £10 apiece;   to my sister Elizabeth CATCHMAID - a ring of gold to the value of 15s.;   to Blaunch, Anne, and Barbara (daughters of my said sister) - 10s. apiece;   I forgive to my kinsman Wm CATCHMAIDE the sum of £7;   to Richard MORGAN and John MORGAN, and Elizabeth and Margaret MORGAN (sons and daughters of my sister Jane MORGAN deceased) - (each) £5;   every of my godchildren - 5s. apiece. to my kinsman Thomas MADDOCKE of Blackney - 40s.
Other Bequests: to the poor of Winterbourne, Hambrooke, Wilberton, Lydney and Weare, and "to the new making of the Canfrecy Leading from Frog Lane Cross to Rowe Uncott" - 20s.;   I forgive my cozen George BUCKE a debt of £10;   to my kinsman William GLEESON - 20s.;   to my son Mathewe BUCK's servants William STRINGE,   William MILLARS,   Thomas ADIS, Silvester [blank],   John LEGGE, Jane, Catherine, and Edith - 10s. apiece;   to my grandchild Thomas BUCKE - £5 and to his nurse Johan LARGE - 10s.;   the residue of the estate I give to my son Mathewe BUCK, he to be executor.
Overseers: son-in-law Israell GLEESON and cozen George BUCKE. Signed by James BUCKE.
Proved at London 6 May 1613 (PCC) by Mathew BUCKE natural son of  the deceased. PRO Ref: PROB 11/121 (49; Capell)

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1613

BENSON
BLISS
BLUNT
BYRDE
JACKSON
STIDMAN
THORPE
BENSON, Barnard - of the City of Bristol, Pewterer, 12 Feb 1614.
to my dear mother Ellen BENSON - the sum of 5 pounds;   to my wife Alice BENSON - £100, the feather bed, and furniture thereof, all such linen and nappery as I had with her in marriage, half a hundredweight of pewter, 3 pair of pewter candlesticks one basin and one ewer of pewter, 3 brass crocks, one 30lbs weight, one 20lbs weight and one 10lbs weight, two brass kettles, one of 20lbs and one of 10lbs weight, one brass skillet, one frying pan;   my father-in-law Francis BLUNT oweth me twenty pounds - it should be given to my wife;   my sister Margaret BENSON - £10;   to my kinsman Barnard BENSON - £5;   to my kinswoman Margaret JACKSON - £6-13s.-4d.;   to my loving friends John THORPE and George STIDMAN - 20s. apiece.
Executor: my brother George BENSON - all else to him [also] to the poor of the parish of St. Thomas - 20s.
Witnesses: Peter BLISS,   William THORPE.
Proved in London in the court of William BYRDE doctor of law, 9 Jul 1613  in favour of George BENSON, brother of Testator.

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1614

BARNARD
DOLE
HOOP
LENNY
LIDEATT
BARNARD, Dorothy - of Rangeworthy, widow.
Agn dtr of Thos LIDEATT;   dtr Dorothy DOLE;   Giles DOLE exec.
Witnesses: Rob HOOP, parson of Acton,   & Maurice LENNY.
Probate 1614. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

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1615

ADIE
BAALL
FRANCOMBE
HOULDER
PEARCE
BAALL, William - of Woodhouse, Olveston, husb.
land in Almondsbury to wife Joan;   dtr in law;   son.
Witnesses: Nichls FRANCOMBE,   Eliz ADIE widow,   Rebecca wife of Rich PEARCE,   & Agn wife of Chris HOULDER.
Probate 1615. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

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1615

BLAYDON
BRIDGES
CREW
CREWE
JOHNSON
KIRKMAN
PALTOCK
WALLWORTH
WEBBE
WOOD
YOUNGE
BRIDGES, Edmund - late of Winterbourne co. Gloucester, 20 Mar 1615.
my brothers John BRIDGES and Nicholas BRIDGES;   and my sister Joane BRIDGES - (each) 20£ in money;   my cosin Margarett BRIDGES (daughter of sayd brother John BRIDGES) - 20£;   my cosin Judith BRIDGES (daughter of sayd brother John BRIDGES - "tenne pounds", legacies to be paid "when due to me from my father's will";   to Joane (WOOD?) "now a servant in the ……… that hath taken paines with me in my sickness" - 20s. my sister Margaret BLAYDON,   my sister Ursula CREWE,   my sister Jane YOUNGE{?},   my sister Alice CREW,   my brothers Richard BRIDGES and Robert BRIDGES - 12£ "to bee equallie distributed among them … fforty shillings apeece to buy each of them a ringe to weare in remembrance of mee".
Sole Executor: my brother Nicholas BRIDGES and he to have "the rest of my goods or legacies that was left me by my father".
Witnesses: Thomas JOHNSON,   Timothie PALTOCK{?},   John KIRKMAN,   Jane WOODs marke.
Note: Edmond/Edmund BRIDGES was born before 1573 (he was named in an indenture of that year between his uncle Richard BRIDGES and William WALLWORTH (als. WEBBE) as 3rd son of Richard's brother John). Edmund also received £100 in the will of his grandfather John BRIDGES (dated 12 Dec 1597).

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1615

BRASEY
BRASIE
BRASY
BRIDGE
COLE
GRIMER
GRYMER
PARMINTER
BRASEY, John - of Winterbourne, Gloucs, yeoman, 3 Jun 1615.
To be buried in the churchyard of Winterbourne;   to the poor of Winterbourne, 3s.4d.;   to my daughter Mary - £20 at aged 10 (also) a ewe and lamb;   to my son Thomas - £20 at aged 10 (also) a ewe and a chilver lamb;   to my sister Margery's three children (Margery, Thomas, and John) - each a chilver lamb.
Executrix: my wife Margaret - she to have the rest and (she) shall enjoy the lease wherein I now dwell.
Overseers: my dear father Thomas BRASIE and John PARMINTER.
Debts owed: to my father, £5;   to Cristopher GRIMER, 10s.   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: Richard BRIDGE clericus,   Thomas BRASY,   George COLE,   Xpofer (X) GRYMER.
Proved 7 Dec 1615 by Margaret BRASY, widow of said deceased and  executrix. PRO Ref: PROB 11/126.

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1616

BRIDGES
DENNIS
HUNTLEY
JEFFREYS
KING
RISLE
WISSE
WRIGHT
BRIDGES, Henry - of (Thornbury?), esquire.
niece Francis BRIDGES;   dtr Dorothy DENNIS;   dtr Anne WRIGHT;   Eliz wife of Rich JEFFREYS & their childr Chas, Alice, Margt, & Jane;   grandtr Francis KING;   wife Alice;   svt Jn WISSE;   Stephen RISLE.
Executors: Geo HUNTLEY of Boxwell knt,   & nephew Giles BRIDGES.
Probate 1616. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

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1616

BICK
CARTWRIGHT
FISHER
IZOD
MANN
NEILD
OAKLEY
POOLE
SURMAN
BICK, Prudence (nee IZOD) - of Treddington widdow, 17 Jan 1616.
"Whereas Charles BICK of Treddington deceased the late husband of me".
my sonnes Thomas BICK, William BICK, John BICK, Phillip BICK, Henry BICK;   and for Robert BICK one of the children aforesaid being now dead;   my daughter Anne BICK;   my daughter Prudence FISHER;   Prudence POOLE;   my daughter Christian POOLE {wife?} of Richard POOLE my son in law;   {grandaughter} Elizabeth FISHER daughter of the aforesaid Prudence FISHER.
Joint Executors: my brother Henry IZOD of Toddington and my oldest sonne Charles BICK.
Also Mentioned: Charles CARTWRIGHT of Treddington;   my sonne in law Thomas BICK of the same.
Overseers: William FISHER of Eckington,   Phillip SURMAN and John MANN of Tewkesbury.
Witnesses: Charles CARTWRIGHT,   Rich OAKLEY (his mark),   Prudence BICK (her mark), Tomas BICK (his mark),   Edw NEILD (his mark).

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1616

ALLWAY
BOSWELL
BRIDGES
BROWN
BROWNE
CREWE
GREEN
PARMENTER
PARMITER
SAUNDERS
STEVENS
BRIDGES, John - the elder of Winterbourne, Gloucs, gent., 29 Nov 1607 [5 James I]
The sums of £100 given to (each of) my sons Nicholas BRIDGES and Edmond BRIDGES by their grandfather John BRIDGES now remaining in my hands to be paid by my executor at age 24, also £200 apiece at 24.
The sums of £100 to my daughters Jane BRIDGES and Johan BRIDGES by their grandfather &c. be paid by executor. also £100 apiece at 15.
My sons John BRIDGES and Robert BRIDGES shall purchase an annuity of £40 for Marie, wife of my son Richard BRIDGES, clerk.
Executors: son-in-law Arthur CREWE, sons Robert and John.
Signed by John BRIDGES the elder with:-
Witnesses: Richard BRIDGES,   Ursula GREEN,   Thomas PARMENTER,   Jane BRIDGES,   Edward SAUNDERS,   John (X) STEVENS,   Edward (X) BROWN.
Codicil: to wife Anne - various bequests including £10 in the hands of Richard BOSWELL of Bristol, apothecary;   I acknowledge a fine to Lawrence ALLWAY of Upton Hawkesbury, yeoman for certain lands bought of me i/t/p of Hawkesbury;   bequests to the poor of Wootton Underedge, Kingswood (Wiltshire), and Hawkesbury.
Witnesses: Richard BRIDGES,   Thomas PARMITER,   Edward SAUNDERS,   John (X) STEVENS,   Edward (X) BROWNE.
Proved 6 Jul 1616 (PCC) by Robert BRIDGES and Arthur CREWE.  PRO Ref: PROB 11/116 (71; Wingfield)

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1617

BURCHALL
BURFORD
CAMPER
FREND
HAYNES
JOACHAM
LAWRENCE
WOODMAN
BURCHALL, Dorathy - of Westerleigh, Gloucs., singlewoman, 29 Oct 1616.
To be buried at the churchyard at Westerleigh;   to William BURCHALL of Nettleton his six children - £3 equally divided;   to aforesaid William BURCHALL - one crock he hath already in his keeping;   to George BURCHALL that dwelleth with Dennis BURFORD - £2;   to Agnes BURCHALL that dwelleth with William JOACHAM - £2;   to the aforesaid Agnes BURCHALL - one flockbed, one covereing, one pair of blankets, and one bolster and one pillowcase and three platters;   to Elizabeth WOODMAN the elder - my second best petticoat and waistcoat;   to Elizabeth WOODMAN the younger - my best hat;   to my sister Mary CAMPER [uncertain;   fold at this point] all the rest of my wearing apparel;   to my brother's daughter Agnes LAWRENCE - 10s.;   to Elanor JOACHAM - 20s.
Executor: my father-in-law William JOACHAM - he to have all the rest.
Overseers: Edward HAYNES and John FREND.
Proved at Gloucester 15 Sep 1617. GRO Ref: 1617/#31.

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1618

ANDREWES
BALLIE
BAYLLIE
GERVICE
LLEWELYN
LLEWELYNE
ROGERS
SIRMAN
STEVYNE
WEED
BAYLLIE, Wyllyam - of Hambroock, Winterbourne, Gloucs, 26 Jul 1613.
Bequests to: The poor of Winterbourne;   my cousin Margarett ROGERS;   my daughter Marie (at the age of 12);   my godchildren Walter SIRMAN,   John ANDREWES,   and Richard BALLIE.
Executrix: my wedded wife Maud BAYLLIE.
Tutors and Guardians: John STEVYNE and Mr. Roderick LLEWELYNE (of my child). Mr. Roderick LLEWELYNE (if my wife do marry).
Witnesses: Richard WEED,   John GERVICE,   and Roderick LLEWELYN, clerk.
Proved 1618 at Bristol Consistory Court.

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1618

BELSHER
CHAMPION
FRENDE
GWYDINGE
NICOLLS
WOODEMAN
BELSHER, Robert - of Winterbourne, 21 Jun 1618.
Bequests: To be buried at Winterbourne;   my daughter Sara, sons Nathaniell and Samuell, sons James and Jonathan (all when they reach age 21);   the widow WOODEMAN;   the widow NICOLLS. Mawde GWYDINGE.
Executrix: my wife Joyce.
Overseers: Richard CHAMPION and John FRENDE.
Proved 4 Jul 1618 at Bristol Consistory Court.

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1618

BAILY
HICKES
PREIER
SIMKINES
SMETHE
WADE
BAILY, Roger. 1 Sep 1618. To be buried at Henbury.
Bequests to: Elizabeth (unnamed);   my brother-in-law SIMKINES;   my son-in-law James HICKES and to his wife;   Dortey SMETHE;   Margret PREIER (the wife of Thomas PREIER).
Executor: my son-in-law John HICKES.
Overseers & Witnesses: Thomas PREIER,   and Edward WADE.
Proved at Bristol Consistory Court. No info on date of Probate.

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1619

ADEANE
BAKER
LANGFIELD
MORGAN
BAKER, John - of Ello, Awre.
son Rich & his dtr Anne;   svt Kath;   son Jn, & dtr Johan MORGAN execs.
Overseers: Rich LANGFIELD,   & Jn ADEANE of Ello.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BARTLETT
PRICE
STODE
WEBSTER
BARTLETT, William - of Corse, butcher. (+)
sis Margy BARTLETT;   sis Eliz WEBSTER & her son Rich BARTLETT;   sis Mary PRICE & her son Rich BARTLETT;   Mary & Eliz STODE;   sis Geone exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BEARD
BICKNELL
BUCKLE
CHART
CHESTON
GIBBARD
JOANES
PRINT
ROGERS
BEARD, Anne - of Orkington, Elmeston, maid.
bro in law Anth BICKNELL of Cubberley;   master Rich CHART of Apperley;   Walt BUCKLE of Orkington;   csn Rich BICKNELL;   sis Alice GIBBARD;   sis Elnr JOANES;   Judith wife Edw PRINT;   Judith, Wlm, Anne, chldr Edw PRINT;   my 3 sis Alice, Marg & Elnr;   Eliz CHESTON of Griton wid & 2 chldr;   Rob ROGERS of Orkington exec.
Overseers: Edw PRINT,   & Walt BUCKLE.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

ALLEN
BARKESSALL
BECKE
BORTON
COOKE
GARRET
ISARD
SAMON
TANNER
WATERMAN
BECKE, Job - of Stanway, clerk.
childr Gabriel & Millicent;   Job son of Roger BECKE of the Lye;   Jone wife of Thos WATERMAN of Tremington, co. Worcs, clerk;   Henry COOKE parson of Batisford;   sis Deborah;   Thos BORTON alias GARRET, husb of Batisford & his wife Anne;   Jone SAMON of Batisford;   Rich ALLEN;   son Henry & wife Susan execs.
Overseers: Henry ISARD of Taddington, gent,   & Jn TANNER alias BARKESSALL of Winchcombe.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BENNETT
CHURCH
HITHCINS
HUTCHINS
PACE
PARRIS
BENNETT, John, senr - of Tirley, yeo. (+)
son Wlm & his childr Jn, Wlm & Bridget;   Jn & Dorothy HUTCHINS;   dtr Margt, her husb Wlm CHURCH, their childr Jn & Margt;   godson Wlm CHURCH;   Esther & Alice CHURCH;   son Jn & his dtrs Joan & Anne;   son Thos;   dtr Eliz HITHCINS;   neph Thos BENNETT;   neph Jn PARRIS alias PACE;   wife Dorothy exec.
Overseers: son Jn, & son in law Wlm CHURCH.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BEST
HOULDER
MOORE
NEWE
BEST, Mary - of Twyning, widow. (+)
dtr Joan NEWE;   Wlm son of Thos NEWE;   Marie & Jone dtrs of Wlm MOORE;   Eliz MOORE;   Jn HOULDER;   dtr Marie MOORE;   Rob son of said Wlm MOORE exec.
Overseers: Wlm MOORE,   & Jn BEST senr.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

ADEANE
BIRKIN
HAMOND
SEARCHE
BIRKIN, Johane - of Haylone, Awre, widow.
sons Rich, Anth & Jms;   son Jn & his childr Geo, Rich, Avys & Jms;   son Geo & his childr Jn, Geo, Mary & Eliz;   dtr Margt HAMOND of Lydney & her dtrs Alice, Margt & Eliz;   dtr Johane;   Jms & Anth HAMOND;   Johane SEARCHE dtr of Margt HAMOND;   son Matth & his son Thos;   son Wlm & his son Jn;   son Jn exec.
Overseers: son Geo, & Thos ADEANE senr of Myllend.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BISHOP
LONGE
BISHOP, Robert - of Tortworth.
Margt & Dionse dts of Wlm LONGE;   uncle Jn LONGE exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BODNAM
KNOWLES
LOORY
PEANES
SPANY
BODNAM, Nicholas - of Minsterworth. (+)
childr Nich, Rich, Margt, Kath, Anne, Wlm;   wife Dorothy exec.
Overseers: Rich PEANES,   Jn SPANY,   Anth LOORY,   & Sam KNOWLES.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BOND
BOND, Christopher - of Clearwall, Newland, gent.
childr Silvanus, Wlm, Jane;   son Rich (exec) & his eld son Geo;   wife Mary.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

ASTON
BOORNE
CARVER
BOORNE, William - of Pakenhall, husb.
childr Wlm, Henry, Anth, Eliz & Margy;   goddtr Loayse ASTON;   wife Thomasine exec.
Overseers: bro Jn BOORNE,   & bro in law Wlm ASTON alias CARVER.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BOSLEY
DANGERFIELD
NASH
PYTTE
BOSLEY, Thomas - of Randwick. (+)
wife Cath exec.
Witnesses: Giles NASH,   Nich PYTTE,   & Thos DANGERFIELD.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BICKE
BOSLEY
OKELL
BOSLEY, Walter - of Badgeworth, yeo.
childr Jn & Grace;   dtr Susan BICKE;   dtr Marie OKELL & her son Arthur;   son Thos exec.
Overseer: bro Wlm BOSLEY.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BIFORD
BOWER
GILMAN
BOWER, Richard - of Slimbridge. (+)
childr Rich, Marie & Eliz;   wife Sara exec.
Overseers: Thos GILMAN,   & Jn BIFORD of Kingston.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

ARDEN
BOWERS
BREWER
BROWN
NICHOLSON
BOWERS alias BREWER, John - of Fairford, husb.
son Jn BOWERS;   dtrs Johan, Agn & Margt BOWERS;   wife Edith exec.
Overseers: Chris NICHOLSON vicar,   Geo BROWN senr,   & Thos ARDEN yeo.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BAKER
BRADFORD
DANLEY
MARDON
MURTON
ROGERS
STAGPOOL
BRADFORD, Margaret - of Maisemore, widow.
son Thos;   dtr Isab STAGPOOL alias BAKER;   Thos & Wlm sons of Jn ROGERS;   Isab dtr of Jn STAGPOOL alias BAKER;   Jn & Rich son of Joan MURTON;   dtr Margt wife of Jn ROGERS exec.
Overseers: Wlm MARDON,   & Wlm DANLEY.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BAYLIS
BRINKWORTH
POALL
SHIPMAN
BRINKWORTH, Henry - of Tetbury, clothier. (+)
uncle Sawnder BAYLIS;   fath Thos BRINKWORTH;   wife Mary exec.
Overseers: Toby SHIPMAN of Tetbury,   & Wlm (POALL?) of Newnton.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BROWNE
JEFFREYS
TAYLOR
BROWNE, Richard - of Slimbridge, laborer. (+)
sons Rich & Jn;   wife Christian exec.
Overseers: Jn TAYLOR,   & Jn JEFFREYS.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BRUSHE
HALLIER
BRUSHE, William - of Brockworth, husb.
Eliz dtr Henry HALLIER;   wife Joan exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BUBB
GREGORY
MILLES
RIDLER
SPARKES
STAPLE
TAYLOR
TURNER
BUBB, Isabell - of Great Witcombe, widow. (+)
bro Jn & Rich SPARKES;   sist Agn MILLES;   Jn son of Thos SPARKES;   3 sons of Walt GREGORY;   Wlm RIDLER alias GREGORY jr & his 6 dtrs;   5 childr of Wlm TAYLOR;   Jn GREGORY.
Executors: relatives Rich SPARKES,   & Margt STAPLE.
Overseers: Rich TURNER,   & Wlm TAYLOR.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BUBB
JENNINGS
RANDLE
BUBB, Thomas - of Shurdington, husb.
godson Thos BUBB;   wife Joane exec.
Overseers: Thos RANDLE,   Thos JENNINGS,   & Jn BUBB.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BIRKIN
BRIDGEMAN
BUCK
BUCKE
HARMER
HOPKINS
TRYPPETT
BUCKE, John, senr - of Blakeney, Awre, mercer.
son Jn & his 2 childr;   dtr Margt HOPKINS & her child;   sis Margt HARMER;   dtr in law Joan BUCK;   wife Margt exec.
Overseers: Charl BRIDGEMAN esq,   Rich TRYPPETT of Fieldhouse,   & Jn BIRKIN of Haylon.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BURCHALL
HOLESTER
STOCK
BURCHALL, Thomas - of Yate. (+)
dtr Agn;   bro Geo;   bro Wlm & his son Thos;   Wlm & Jone STOCK;   wife Jane exec.
Overseers: Rich STOCK,   & Jacob HOLESTER.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BERROWS
BYRTE
HOWELL
MORGAN
SIMON
BYRTE, John - of Clearwell, Newland.
son Wlm in London;   wife Elnr;   Thos, Joan & Elnr HOWELL alias SIMON;   Joan dtr Thos BERROWS of Folford;   Jn son of Chris MORGAN;   son Rich exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1620

BENDALL
BIFORDE
COWLEY
TAYLOR
TURNER
BENDALL, John, of Slymbridge, weaver, 20 Apr 1615.
son William BENDALL (under 21);   Thomas COWLEY of Slymbridge and John TURNER of the pishe of Barkley;   daughter Margery TAYLOR wife of Nicholas TAYLOR,   William COWLEY son of Thomas COWLEY,   all the rest of goodes, &c. to son Thomas BENDALL*.
Overseers: Thomas COWLEY and John TURNER.
Witnesses: Richard BIFORDE{?},   Thomas COWLEY.
Proved 1620.

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1620

BRIDGES
DRAPER
BRIDGES, Richard - of Susemore, husb.
sons Wlm & Jn;   dtr Joan DRAPER;   wife Agnes exec.
Probate 1620. Researched from LDS Film #0091319.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

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1621

BRIDGES
BRIDGES, Richard - of Alveston, gent.
Proved at Canterbury (PCC) 1621. See also DocumentsOnline.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1621

BOROUGHS
BUCKETTE
CLARK
COX
DAVIES
EDGEWORTH
KING
TERRY
WYATT
BUCKETTE, Margaret - of Shadwell, Stepney, Mdx, widow.
bro Geo WYATT of Woodchester co. Gloucester husb;   sisters Frances & Margery;   Mr EDGEWORTH preacher;   svt Alice DAVIES.
Executors: dtr Agn KING &   Jn CLARK vintner.
Overseer: Wlm TERRY mariner.
Witnesses: Ro BOROUGHS &   Edwd COX.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jul 1621-Dec 1625: Vol 24, f602.

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1621

AUSELL
BARTLET
HURST
STRATFORD
BARTLET, William - of Halling, Gloucs., husbandman, 23 Dec 1621. (N)
given by Mr. Henrie STRATFORD;   to the parish church of Halling - 12d.;   rest to his wife (unnamed), and his son Edward.
Witnesses: Mr. STRATFORD,   Nathanael HURST, parson at Halling,   and George AUSELL.
Proved at Gloucester 27 Feb 1621. GRO Ref: 1621/#150.

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1621

BARTHWICKE
BENSON
BLUNT
CRUMWELL
FASSETT
GARDINER
GOULDE
GRUNDT
HANCOCK
JACKSON
KEANE
LODGE
LOVERING
MACKARELL
PARKE
PILL
POPE
READ
SAKESONE
SHUTER
STAMERED
STIBBYNS
STIDMAN
SWEEPER
THOMAS
THRUPPE
THURKILL
TURNER
WALKER
WARREN
WOODCOCKE
BENSON, Christopher - of Bristol, Pewterer, 1621.
I wish to be buried in the Parish of St Thomas near the body of my brother, Bernard BENSON as conveniently may be;   to the poor of St Thomas the sum of 20 nobles, good and lawful money to be disposed by my good friends William THRUPPE and Michael POPE;   ten pounds for ever to be paid to the Church Wardens of St Thomas towards the performing of one sermon yearly to be preached in the church of St Thomas upon St George his day by some learned preacher - the preacher to receive 13/4d. and the remainder to be spent for a dinner for the preacher, church wardens and other friends;   to Mr. Matthew WARREN the sum of 5£ to be used in the beutifying and adorning of the parish church of St Thomas;   to the poor of the parish of Hawkshead the sum of 5 marks to be disposed of by my loving brother William BENSON;   all my servants, their wages;   to my good servant, Peter LODGE 20 nobles and to Peter all the molds and working tools belonging to the trade of pewtering, to the space of 10 years after my decease;   to my servant, James FASSETT 5£;   to my two apprentices, John WALKER and Thomas MACKARELL to each 40 shillings;   to William GARDINER, 20 shillings;   to John WALKER, 40 shillings after his apprenticeship;   to my brother William BENSON, 50£;   to each of my brother's children 40 shillings;   to Grace BARTHWICKE, daughter of Thomas BARTHWICKE and Alice, his wife, 20 nobles;   to Thomas BARTHWICKE and Alice his wife 5£;   to Margaret JACKSON, my kinswoman 30£;   to Michael JACKSON, my kinsman 4£;   to Edward JACKSON, 20 shillings;   to Margaret TURNER, daughter to Thomas TURNER, deceased, 10£;   to my godson, George BENSON the son of Thomas BENSON of Cardiff 3£;   to George GOULDE, son of William GOULDE my godson 3£;   to all my godchildren 20 shillings;   to John PARKE, son of Leonard PARKE 5£;   to Edmond SWEEPER, son of Edmond SWEEPER the sum of 5 marks;   to Edmond SWEEPER, the elder the sum of 10£;   I give unto him also one piece of gold weighing 20 shillings;   to Michael THURKILL 20 shillings;   to Rachel, grandaughter of Michael 5 marks;   to my friend Francis BLUNT one signet ring of gold;   to my friend George STIDMAN 20 shillings to buy him a signet ring of gold to wear for my sake;   to my friend John STIBBYNS the Elder in Radcliffe Street one gold piece of 20 shillings;   to Elizabeth WOODCOCKE 40 shillings;   to my good friends John HANCOCK and Robert CRUMWELL one piece of gold 10 shillings;   to Philip KEANE one workday suit of apparel and one old cloak with loops and buttons;   to Richard SAKESONE a cloak cloth of brownish colour;   to Philip STAMERED 40 shillings;   to my spiritual pastor, Mr. Abell LOVERING 5£;   to my loving wife Frances BENSON the sum of 520£, plus the sum of 20£ lying and being in the hands of my brother in law Thomas BENSON;   to my wife Fraunces my dwelling house and shop, all my silver plate all linen, bedding, table boards and other utensils belonging to my dwelling house;   to my sister Margaret BENSON 20£;   to my natural brother, William BENSON and his wife 4 pairs of sheets, one table cloth and one dozen napkins;   to my kinswoman beforementioned, one flock bed, one rug worth 10 shillings, 2 pairs of sheets, one small brass pot, one kettle weighing 5lb one skillet and a dozen pieces of pewter, one pair of small pewter candlesticks, half a dozen pottage dishes, one pewter salt celler and half a dozen of spoons;   to Alice PILL, daughter of the widow PILL of St Thomas, 3£;   to the Widow PILL 40 shillings;   To my good friends Hugh GRUNDT and Walter THOMAS 7 nobles to buy them signet rings to be worn for my sake;   to my kinsman Edward BENSON and Rowland JACKSON one piece of gold 20 shillings;   20 marks for my burial besides 40 shillings to the poor;   the rest to my loving kinsman Barnard BENSON whom I appoint Executor.
Overseers: Mr. George STIDMAN,   Mr. Robert READ,   Mr. Richard SHUTER - to each of them five marks. Wittnesses: Robert READ,   Rich. SHUTER,   Abeli LOVERING.
Probate 10 Dec 1621.

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1622

BUDDIN
SMITH
STORKE
TOVIE
BUDDIN, William - of Olveston.
childr Thos, Wlm, Jn, Rich, Edward & Jane;   wife Jane exec.
Overseers: Jn SMITH,   Jn TOVIE,   & Thos STORKE of Olveston.
Probate 1622. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1622

BRASYE
BUDDINGE
BURNELL
GREENE
BURNELL, Simon - of Tockington, Olveston.
decsd sons;   childr Edward, Wlm, Joan, Mary & Agn;   son Rich exec.
Overseers: Wlm BRASYE,   Wlm BUDDINGE,   & Ralph GREENE vicar.
Witness: Edward BRASYE.
Probate 1622. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1623

BOYCE
BROOKE
SMITH
BROOKE, Thomas - of Kington, Thornbury, yeo.
bur at Oldbury;   childr Mary, Joan, Rich, Thos, Agn, Jn, & Alice;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Wlm BOYCE,   & Rich SMITH of Littleton.
Probate 1623. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

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1623

BANKS
IZOD
MALTBIE
BANKS, Laurence - rector of Stanton Church, 1591-1623, 21 Sep 1623.
To his niece Elizabeth IZOD;   also remembers his godson, Henry IZOD, and his nephew William IZOD.
Residuary legatees: Mr John MALTBIE parson of Buckland and nephewe William IZOD of Stanton.

Contact: Alan Izod

 

1623

BENSON
CASENTON
GOULDMITH
ROWLANDS
SERGANTE
STEWART
BENSON, Maud/Matilda - of [Bristol?], widow, 1 Aug 1623.
my body to be buried in the parish church of Racklife or as near the body of my husband as conveniently may be;   eight dozen of breads to be distributed amongst the poor of the day of my funeral;   to my kinswoman Anne CASENTON - one silver spoon;   to my kinswoman Lesley STEWART - 20s of current money of England;   to Barnard BENSON of Bristol - all the money owed me by John GOULDMITH of the city of Bath;   all the rest to my loving kinswoman Elizabeth ROWLANDS.
Supervisors: Roger SERGANTE,   Barnard BENSON.
Probate granted 22 Sep 1623.

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1624

BELCHER
VIZARD
BELCHER, William - of Wickwar. (supposedly missing according to index)
sons Jn & Wlm;   wife Grace exec.
Witness: Nicholas VIZARD.
Probate 1624. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1615-1624]

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1624

BRUTON
GOODMAN
PATCH
WEBB
BRUTON, Peter - of Cromhall , yeo.
son in law Edward GOODMAN & his 2 childr;   cousin Wlm BRUTON of Tytherington;   wife exec.
Overseers: Wlm PATCH of Tytherington,   & Brice WEBB.
Probate 1624. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1615-1624]

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1625

ATTWELL
BLANCHE
CROM
HERRLEN
RADMAN
RADMON
SMETH
TANNER
WEBB
BLANCHE, Jeromy - of Cromhall.
Jn TANNER;   Rob CROM;   bro Rich BLANCHE & his son Rich;   sis married to Edw RADMON;   godson Edw RADMAN;   godson Jeremy SMETH;   wife;   dtr Sara BLANCHE.
Overseers: Rob WEBB,   Jn ATTWELL,   & N (HERRLEN?) exec.
Probate 1625. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1625-1635]

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1625

ATWELLS
BARTON
DIGGS
EDWARDS
SILCOCKES
BARTON, William - of Moreton, Thornbury, Gloucs. yeoman, 20 Aug 1625 [1 Chas I]
To my three daughters Jane, Alice, and Ann BARTON - all my estate and term of years and yet to come in tenements and divers lands in Bulsom, parish of Wothwicke and Redwicke with freehold from one Mr. DIGGS, also £10 apiece at marriage or age of 20;   to my son William BARTON - £10.
Sole Executrix: my wife Elianor - all the rest &c.
Overseers: Richard ATWELLS,   and my kinsman Guy SILCOCKE.   Willam BARTON signs with:-
Witnesses: Wm EDWARDS,   Guy SILCOCKES,   John BARTON.
Proved at London 10 Feb 1625 (PCC) by Elianor BARTON, widow of the said  deceased, and executrix. PRO Ref: PROB 11/148.

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1626

BONNER
CHAPMAN
CLIFFORD
DAVIES
WOOD
BONNER, Hercules senr - of St Bennett Fink, vintner, citizen and merchantaylor of London.
Elizabeth daughter of sister Mary CLIFFORD;   son Hercules.
Executor: wife Johan.
Witnesses: William WOOD,   Richard CHAPMAN,   & John DAVIES.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London, London Division  c1626: Vol 25, f85.
Note: The testator was apprenticed 1604 son of Richard BONNER of Broad Campden, Chipping Campden, co. Gloucester yeo.

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1626

BARAWAIE
BRACIE
DALLIE
FIELD
HORSSINGTON
SQUIER
BARAWAIE, John - of Tockington, Olveston.
childr Wlm & Eliz;   wife Margt exec.
Overseers: Wlm DALLIE of Sherehampton,   & Rob SQUIER of Compton.
Witnesses: Anthony FIELD,   Joan BRACIE,   & Anne HORSSINGTON.
Probate 1626. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1626

BAILIE
BEARD
BERRE
BRIGHT
BUTT
DOWLIE
EDMONDS
EDWARDS
FARMER
FREEMAN
FRENCH
KNOWLES
NASH
NIBLETT
WELLES
BEARD, William - of Standysh in ye countie of Gloucs, Husbandman.
whereas my Sonne in law Toby FRENCH owe … I doe appoint his wife and widow;   I give to my daughter Johanna the wife of William FARMER four poundes;   to my Sonne William BEARD[1] twentie shillinges apeece;   to my sonne Richard[2] twentie shillinges apeece;   I doe appoint my Julia my wife by this my last testament;   Margret my Sonne Richard wife one Cupboard;   Susan FARMER shall have her three poundes;   unto George BEARD[3] the Sonne of George BEARD four poundes;   unto Jone the wife of the said George BEARD one Blanket;   unto Dorotie the daughter of William BERRE one shilling;   unto William[4] the Sonne of Henry BEARD one Shiling;   unto Jane the daughter of Richard NASH one shiling apeece;   unto William the Sonne of Tobye FREEMAN one shiling apeece;   I give unto William[5] the Sonne of Richard BEARD one shiling apeece and also I unto his Sonne Richard[6] one shiling apeece;   unto Richard DOWLIE;   unto Thomas KNOWLES the older 12 d;   unto Margret BAILIE 12 d;   unto Edward BUTT xij d;   unto my daughter … Giles FREEMAN one warming pan;   unto John WELLES alias EDMONDS xij d;   unto Richard EDWARDS xij d;   unto Margret NIBLETT xij d [and to Anthony NIB(crossed out)];   I do make and ordaine my Sonne William BEARD my executor and do give unto him all my goodes Chatteles … movable and immovable.
I do make and ordaine Edward BEARD of Harsfeilde and Henry BEARD of Rodbourgh Witnesses of this my last will and testament … I do give for their paines iij s and iiij d apiece.
Witnesses: Robert BRIGHT, Robert BEARD.
Proved 1626. GRO Ref: 1626/#253.
Notes: [1] William BEARD bap 1588 Standish, d. 1662 Standish GRO Wills 1662/#226, father William BEARD.
[2] Richard BEARD bap 19 Mar 1591 Standish, father William BEARD.
[3] George BEARD, father George BEARD is also named by father's brother William BEARD in GRO Wills 1633/#45.
[4] William BEARD bap 23 Feb 1611 Standish, father Henry BEARD mother Alles.
[5] William BEARD bap 21 Nov 1621 Standish, d. 14 Oct 1627 Standish, father Richard BEARD.
[6] Richard BEARD bap 2 Mar 1625 Standish, father Richard BEARD.
Original is creased and stained, and hard to read.

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1627

BENSON
BRODLY
HOWLDER
LINSTED
WIDLAYK
BENSON, Hugh - of St Peter, City of Bristol, Blacksmith, 6 Dec 1623.
to my wife Margaret BENSON - the lease of my house during her natural life, if she keep herself sole and unmarried;   if she marry or die then my son John BENSON to have the remainder of the lease;   I give to Joyce HOWLDER 30s, my second wife and daughter[1];   to my son John BENSON - the shop and the tools after my wife's decease;   if John dies the goods to be equally distributed between my son-in-law Harry BRODLY and Jane HOWLDER.
Executrix: Margaret BENSON.
Overseers: my neighbours John LINSTED and John John WIDLAYK.
Proved 14 Feb 1627.
Note: [1] I am not sure what this means - kbl.

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1628

BAYLEY
CARTWRIGHT
FULLER
GOSNELL
HOBBS
MONTGOMERY
PERKINS
SYMS
BAYLEY, William - coopers mate in ship Palsgrave.
Thomas FULLER;   William PERKINS;   Ann SYMS of London;   brothers Henry, John & Thomas BAYLEY;   sister Alice BAYLEY.
Executor: father Richard BAYLEY of Mangotsfield co Gloucester.
Overseers: Robert GOSNELL & Anthony HOBBS.
Witnesses: Ralph CARTWRIGHT & Adrian MONTGOMERY.
Proved 1628, PCC 109; Barrington.

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1628

BAINTON
DOLE
WEBB
WORLOCKE
BAINTON, Giles - of Cromhall, husb.
dtr Eliz;   svt Margt WORLOCKE;   wife exec.
Overseers: Wlm DOLE,   & Brice WEBB.
Probate 1628. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1625-1635]

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1630

BENWORTH
BIRD
BOULTON
DALTON
JOANES
KIRKE
VYNE
WILSON
BOULTON, Alice - Wapping, Mdx, widow (f437)
son Jms;   dtr Eliz wife of Dan DALTON;   godson Peter KIRKE;   dtrs Frances WILSON* &   Alice JOANES*.
Overseer: son Nichls VYNE of Bristol [co. Gloucester].
Witnesses: Rob BENWORTH &   Dorcas BIRD.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London c1630: Vol 26, f437.

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1630

BURRAGE
COOKE
DOWDESWELL
BURRAGE, John - of St Swithin, citizen and apothecary.
chldr Jn, Hmfry, Rich & Eliz;   Francis son of bro Thos;   land in Castle Morton & Longdon, co. Worcester;   wife Dina*.
Overseers: Mr Rich COOKE parson &   Rich DOWDESWELL of Tewkesbury, co. Gloucester gent.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London c1630: Vol 26, f329.

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1630

BISHOP
BISHOP, Joan - of Badminton Magna, Gloucestershire, widow.
Probate 1630. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1631

BAYLIE
LOWLE
BAYLIE, Nicholas - of Tockington, Ouldveston, husb.
present wife Eliz;   dtr Alice;   dtrs Agn & Eliz execs.
Overseers: Jn LOWLE of Ouldveston gent,   & Wlm BAYLIE of Almondsbury yeo.
Probate 1631. Researched from LDS Film #0091322.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1631

BREWTON
BREWTON, John - of Morton, Thornbury. [not found]
Probate 1631. Researched from LDS Film #0091322.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1625-1635]

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1631

BRYDGES
BUCK
BUCKE
CARTER
CHESTER
HARTWELL
LANGLEY
PARKER
POYNTZ
STRAINGE
BUCK, Mathewe - of Winterbourne, Gloucs, gent., 25 Aug 1631.
To be buried in mine own chapel in the parish church of Winterbourne;   to the poor of Winterbourne - £5;   to my wife Anne - all my messuages, tenements and hereditaments, etc.;   to son John - £100;   to my son Frauncis BUCKE - £100;   to my son James BUCKE - £100;   my wife to pay my eldest son Thomas BUCKE £40 yearly;   to my youngest sons Michaell and Peter BUCKE;   to wife Anne - the advowson of the parish of Winterbourne;   to my said daughter Mary.
Executrix: my wife Anne - she to have the rest.
Overseers: my good friends Sir Robert POYNTZ, knight;   Thomas CHESTER, esq.;   Phillipp LANGLEY, esq. and my brother-in-law George PARKER gent.   Signed by testator.
Witnesses: Ri: BRYDGES,   Ri: CARTER,   George BUCKE,   George HARTWELL,   Arthur STRAINGE.
Proved 18 Nov 1631 by Anne, widow of the deceased. PRO Ref: PROB 11/160.

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1633

BOULTON
DYER
HOLLISTER
PRICE
BOULTON, Richard - of Tockington, Olveston.
childr Anthony, Andrew, Faith, Joan & Alice;   dtr Mary & her dtr Mary;   Joan & Margt dtrs of Anthony BOULTON;   godtr Faith PRICE;   wife Ann exec.
Witnesses: Edward HOLLISTER,   & Morris DYER.
Probate 1633. Researched from LDS Film #0091322.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1633

BEARD
NIBLETT
BEARD, Willam Esq - late of Standish in ye Countie of Gloucs, Yeoman.
give to George BEARD sonne of his brother George BEARD;   his wife Anne make whole and sole Executrix of this his last Will and
Witnesses: Michael NIBLETT.
Proved 1633. GRO Ref: 1633/#45.

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1633

BUTLER
BUTLER, John - of Winterbourne, Gloucs, 13 Jul 1632.
to my four children (unnamed) - £10 at 21.
Executrix: my wife (unnamed)   Testator signs.
Proved 31 Mar 1633 at Bristol.

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1635

BOULTER
BULLOCKE
GATWARD
GREENE
MULFORD
ULY
BULLOCKE, Ansell - of St Mary Whitechapel, Mdx, mariner.
land in Minsterworth & Rodley,   co. Gloucester to parents Wlm & Julian BULLOCKE;   unborn child;   sis Joan BULLOCKE;   bro Thos BULLOCKE;   prsnt wife Ellen*.
Witnesses: Wlm BOULTER,   Rob MULFORD,   Henry GREENE,   Jn ULY &   Vincent GATWARD.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London c1635: Vol 27, f77.

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1635

BISHOP
BISHOP, Thomas - of Ampney Saynt Peter also Eastington co. Gloucs, Yeoman, 8 Apr 1632 [8 Chas I]
my now wife Francis;   my son Thomas BISHOP;   my grandson {?..} BISHOP.
The rest of this Will is difficult to read.
Proved 1635. GRO Ref: 1635/#241.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1635

BLISSARD
HITCH
SAUNDERS
SMITH
SONE
BLISSARD, Richard - of London, citizen and merchantaylor.
Executor: wife Jane.
Witnesses: John SAUNDERS,   Thomas SMITH,   Anthony HITCH,   & Hugh SONE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London, London Division  c1635: Vol 27, f190.
Note: The testator was apprenticed 1626 son of John BLISSARD of Childs Wickham, co. Gloucester husb.

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1635

BEST
BRADSTON
CASSELL
GRAFTON
JONES
PENDACKE
WEBB
BRADSTON, Elizabeth - of Thornebury, Gloucs., spinster, 10 Jan 1634.
To be buried in the parish church of Winterbourne near my ancestors..
to my brother Robert BRADSTON - 2s.;   to my sister Johane BEST - 2s.;   to my sister Anne BRADSTON - 2s;   all the rest to my kinswoman Katherine BEST, whom I make sole executrix. She signs by mark.
Witnesses: John PENDACKE the elder (by mark),   Marie CASSELL (her mark),   Henry JONES.
Debts due me: from my brother-in-law Edmond BEST,   from Elizabeth GRAFTON,   from George WEBB,   from Henry JONES.   Elizabeth BRADSTON (her mark) with:- Henrie JONES,   Katherine BEST (her mark).
Proved at London 10 Jun 1635 (PCC) by Catherine BEST the younger, executrix.  PRO Ref: PROB 11/168.

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1636

BERRY
PICKARD
BERRY, John - of Tytherington.
childr Jn, Mary, Elnr, Joan, Sarah, Sam, & Obadiah;   Joan dtr of Margt PICKARD;   wife Edith exec.
Probate 1636. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1636

BRACY
DEMOCK
DEVERALL
PEARS
RICHARDS
SIMONS
BRACY, Edward - of Thornbury.
wife Joan;   Edward PEARS of Oldbury;   bro in law Rob SIMONS;   Jn DEMOCK of Hampton, yeo.
Executors: Thos, & Mary childr of Jn DEVERALL of Stoke Gifford.
Overseers: Jn RICHARDS,   & Edward RICHARDS of Almsbury.
Probate 1636. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1637

BARTON
BRUTON
HICKS
HOBBS
JANSON
MORRYS
ROWLES
SPENCER
BRUTON, John - of Murton, Thornbury.
Dorothy dtr of Arthur ROWLES of Broome;   Stephen SPENCER;   paupers: Joan BARTON, & widows Joan MORRYS, & Eliz JANSON;   bros Wlm & Henry BRUTON;   mother exec.
Overseers: friends Wlm HOBBS,   & Peter HICKS.
Probate 1637. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1638

BUBB
COLL
FOWLER
MARRICK
NELL
BUBB, Maud - of Wickwar.
Eliz, & Rob childr of Jn COLL of Yate;   Rob, Wlm, Roger, Eliz, & Alice childr of Bartholomew MARRICK;   maid Frances FOWLER;   dtr Eliz wife of Bartholomew MARRICK of Chipping Sodbury exec.
Overseers: Martin NELL of Yate,   & son in law Bartholomew MARRICK.
Probate 1638. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1638

BISHOP
BISHOP, Thomas - Inquisition taken at Cirencester 30 Mar 1638 [14 Chas I]
The jury said that Thomas BISHOP was seised of 1 messuage called Trinders House, 1 water grain mill and 15½ acres of land, meadow and pasture situate in Ampney St Peter alias Estington. Thomas made his will 8 Apr 1632 [8 Chas I], and thereby bequeathed all the said premises to Frances his wife during her widowhood. Thomas BISHOP died at Ampney St Peter 8 May 1635 [11 Chas I];   Henry BISHOP is his son and next heir, and on 22 Apr last past was 21 years and no more. The said Frances still survives at Ampney St Peter.
British Record Society Index Library, London (1905).  Abstract of Misc. Chan., Inq. p.m., 14 Charles I, part 33, no.130.

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1638

AWOOD
BENDALL
BERTON
CROSS
CROSSINGHAM
FREAME
PEGLER
PRATTON
SANFORD
STINCHCOME
WATKINS
BENDALL, John, the elder, of Cam, 18 Oct 1638.
sons John and Edward BENDALL;   daughter Jane and her husband Anthony CROSSINGHAM[1];   sons Daniel, Charles and Isaacke BENDALL;   two daughters Agness and Joane[2];   grandchild Hester PEGLER[3] (daughter Katherine's daughter);   rest of goods, &c. to son in law William PEGLER*.
Debts owed: Agnes WATKINS widow of Thomas WATKINS senior, 14s. / John PRATTON of Yooeley (Uley) 10s. / Thomas SANFORD of Stanley, 6s.
Overseers: friends Thomas BERTON and John STINCHCOME.
Witnesses: Thomas BERTON(TB),   John STINCHCOME(X),   John AWOOD.
Notes: [1] Jane married Anthony CROSS at Cam 16 Apr 1621.
[2] Joane married Dennes FREAME at Cam 13 Apr 1639.
[3] It is not known when Katherine married William PEGLER.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1639

BURNELL
HAINES
BURNELL, Edward - of Olveston, carpenter.
childr Thos, Jn & Mary;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: bro Wlm BURNELL,   & Wlm HAINES.
Probate 1639. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1639

BLACKE
BLAKE
DRUE
GREGORY
WICKHAM
BLACKE, Robert - of Pucklechurch, Gloucs, 10 Oct 1639.
to my wife Jane - £5. to my eldest son Robert - £5 (and) to (son) John - £5, the stock to be employed to (their) use during (their) minority.
Sole Executrix: wife Jane - rest to her and my sons Robert and John, equally divided.
Overseers: my loving mother Elizabeth DRUE and my brother John BLACKE.
Witnesses: Roger GREGORY,   Hugh WICKHAM,   John BLAKE.
Proved at Gloucester 20 Dec 1639.

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1640

ADLAM
BARNES
HICKES
LYNNETT
PEARCE
ROBERTS
BARNES, Thomas - of Whiteild, Cromhall, yeo.
dtr Alice ROBERTS & her 2 childr;   dtr Susanna LYNNETT & her childr Giles & Margt;   supposed dtr Mary ADLAM;   Wlm PEARCE;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: Morgan HICKES & Nicholas Stinchcombe of Tortworth.
Probate 1640. Researched from LDS Film #0091324.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1640

BRADLEY
HERRING
SHEILD
BRADLEY, John - of Thornbury, shoemaker.
childr Jane & Jn.
Executors: Thos HERRING of Elberton,   & Wlm SHEILD of Tydington.
Probate 1640. Researched from LDS Film #0091324.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1642

BOYCE
RUSSELL
SEVALL
BOYCE, William - of Littleton on Severn, yeo.
Rob BOYCE, his dtr Agn & 7 other childr;   son Jn BOYCE & his 2 childr;   son Thos & his 2 childr;   grandchildr Rich, & Eliz RUSSELL;   Wlm son of Jn SEVALL;   sons in law Rich RUSSELL, & Jn SEVALL;   wife Kath exec.
Overseers: sons Rob, & Jn BOYCE.
Probate 1642. Researched from LDS Film #0091324.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1644

BENSON
EDWARDS
FOSSETT
HARTWELL
HYETT
KNOWLES
LODGE
LOVERING
MORGAN
PATCH
WOODCOCK
BENSON, Barnard - of the City of Bristol, Pewterer, 6 Sep 1643 [19 Chas I]
"In the name of God Amen: the sixth day of September, Anno Domini 1643 and in the 19th year of the reign of King Charles 1";   wishes to be buried in the Chancel of St Thomas's Church within the said city near the place where my kinsmen George and Barnard BENSON lie buried;   to the poor people of St Thomas parish - 40s.;   to my kinsman Brian BENSON of Hawkshead co. Lancashire - "the sum of fourscore pounds" [and] to his two sisters £20 apiece;   to my kinsman George BENSON now living with me (my servant and apprentice) - all my moulds and tools whatsoever belonging to my trade, all my wearing apparel, except my best cloak which I give to George EDWARDS of the city aforesaid, Habadasher;   to my servant James FOSSETT - £25 and any tools which he uses;   to my servant Ruth PATCH - £3;   to Thomas HYETT son of Thomas HYETT of Bristol, barber-chirurgeon - £20;  
Executrix: my well beloved wife Mary.
Overseers: John KNOWLES,   Peter LODGE, both pewterers of Bristol.
Witnesses: William WOODCOCK,   George HARTWELL n.p.,   John HARTWELL.
Inventory: 12 Jan 1643/4[1]. A very long one[2] taken by George HARTWELL, Edward LOVERING, and Edward MORGAN.
Notes: [1] The Testator died September 1643; his Inventory is dated "January 1643" according to the Julian Calendar, when New Year's Day was 25th March, ie January 1643/4.
[2] It is obvious from the Inventory that Barnard would display his wares at various Fairs. In fact in the Inventory it is stated that some of the display goods were used "at Cardiff and Langney".

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1645

BEROW
GOUGH
KERN
BEROW, John - of Baddams field, Newland, Gloucs, 4 Nov.
eldest son John BEROW;   2nd son James BEROW;   3rd son Richard BEROW;   eldest daur Martha;   daur Mary;   youngest daur Susan;   James GOUGH;   my wife Mary, John BEROW, Esq. of Awre;   George KERN of Field Court.
Proved 1645 Gloucs; Ref FHL91411.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Herefordshire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00908 - rrl

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1645

BEACHGOOD
BEACHGOOD, Nicholas - of Tytherington. (recorded as missing in index)
Probate 1645. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1646

BROWNE
BROWNE, Thomas - of Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, husb.
Probate 1646. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1646

BARNES
DYMERY
SEAGER
BARNES, Thomas - of Alveston, husb.
Inventory by: Jn DYMERY,   Hugh BARNES,   & Maurice SEAGER.
Probate 1646. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1646

BARTON
BURNELL
FRELAND
GODD
JOANES
JONES
ROCHE
SMITH
WITHER
BARTON, Eleanor - of Morton, Thornbury, widow.
dtr Joan SMITH;   Rich WITHER;   3 childr of Rob ROCHE;   Thos son of Jn JOANES;   dtrs Jane GODD, & Alice FRELAND;   sis Eliz, & her dtr Winifred BURNELL;   cousin Martha BURNELL;   grandson Thos JONES;   son Wlm exec.
Overseers: bro Wlm BURNELL & kinsman Jn BURNELL.
Probate 1646. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1647

BENNY
MATHEWES
BENNY, Robert - of Oldbury, Thornbury.
bro Jn & his childr Susanna, Isedea, & 3 others;   bro Rich & his wife Agn;   bro Wlm;   godson Tim MATHEWES;   wife Susanna.
Overseers: 3 bros.
Probate 1647. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1649

BECHER
BECHER, Phane - of Drogheda, lieutenant colonel of forces, died in Ireland.
Probate 1649. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1650

BAKER
HICKES
POLLIN
BAKER, John - of Wickwar, clothworker.
son Jn;   wife exec.
Overseers: uncle Thos POLLIN,   & master Jn HICKES.
Probate 1650. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1651

BENDALL
BRENT
HARDING
HICKES
SOLMAN
SOMERS
BENDALL, William, of Cam, husbandman, 29 Jan 1650/1. (N)
sent for John SOLMAN of Cam, yeoman, his neere neighbour into his bedchamber and then and there declared his last will to the said John SOLMAN;   two youngest sons of eldest son Edward BENDALL,   nothing to his eldest son Henry BENDALL,   three children of son Giles BENDALL,   child of youngest son James BENDALL,   wife Margarett BENDALL*.
Witnesses: Wm HARDING,   Samuell SOMERS,   John HICKES.
Proved at London 5 Mar 1650/1 before Sr Nathaniel BRENT, knight, &c.  by the oath of Margarett BENDALL the Relict.

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1661

BROWNE
BROWNE, Richard - of Bristol, merchant aboard the ship Seaflower, bound for Barbados.
Probate 1661. Researched from LDS Film #0091326.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1661

BRICKER
BRICKER, James - of Chewton Keynsham, par. Keynsham, co. Somerset.
Probate 1661. Researched from LDS Film #0091326.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1662

BEARD
SIMONS
WINDOW
BEARD, William - Senr, o/t/p Standish, co. Gloucs, yeoman, 1 July 1661.
to my son John and my daughter Jane (each) "in monie one shiling";   to my daughter Mary - my brass pan;   to her two eldest sons …;   to my son Thomas - fortie shillings;   to my daughter Sarah - "in monie two pounds" (and) my seconde best Cettle.
Executrix: my daughter Margrett.
Witnesses: William SIMONS;   Samuell WINDOW.
Probate 9 Apr 1662. GRO Ref: 1662/#226.

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1665

BROWNE
HALL
BROWNE, Edward - of Wapping, St Mary Whitechapel, Mdx, compassmaker.
cousin Wlm BROWNE of English Bicknor co. Gloucester.
Executors: son Edmund & cousin Thos HALL ctz & baker.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London 1665: Vol 32, f143.

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1667

BROWNE
BROWNE, John - of London, grocer.
Probate 1667. Researched from LDS Film #0091326.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1670

BENDALL
DANIELL
TROTTMAN
BENDALL, Charles, 7 May 1670.
four gran children of William TROTTMAN (Elizabeth, Sarah, William, Charles);   two sons of son John BENDALL;   Elizabeth BENDALL daughter of Charles BENDALL deceased;   sons and daughters Joseph and John, Sarah and Hanah BENDALL;   rest of goods and chattiels, &c. to wife Catthern BENDALL*.
Overseers: sons Joseph and John BENDALL.
Witnesses: William { }, Thomas DANIELL.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1671

BENDALL
DAVIES
DOWSWALL
DOWSWELL
HULL
JACKSON
LONGSTRETHE
BENDALL, Edward, of Cowley, husbandman, 11 Sep 1671.
grandson Edward BENDALL (son of son Maurice BENDALL, late deceased);   wife's sister Presilla DAVIES,   brother Charles;   brother Isaacke, and his son Edward BENDALL;   sisters Agnes, Catherin;   apprentice Elizabeth DOWSWELL,   John DOWSWALL and Hester DOWSWALL, "each of them a sheape";   all the rest and remainder, &c. to wife Hester BENDALL*.
Overseers: brethren Charles BENDALL and Isaacke BENDALL of Cam.
Witnesses: Eduard BENDALL,   John HULL{?},   Rich: LONGSTRETHE,   Evard JACKSON.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1674

BORNE
HALL
BORNE, Francis - of Bristol, mariner, now in Island of Nevis.
money in Montserrat;   Jms HALL of Nevis exec.
Probate 1674. Researched from LDS Film #0091328.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1675

BAYLEY
THOMAS
BAYLEY, Joan - of St Peters, Bristol, widow of Michael BAYLEY.
sis Alice wife of Roger THOMAS of London mariner.
Probate 1675. Researched from LDS Film #0091328.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1676

BENSON
FREAKE
FREIND
TILLEY
WHARTON
WINDOWE
BENSON, Richard - of the city of Bristol, hosier.
unto my now wife Susanna and the children I have had or will have with her, £500 of lawful money of England;   to my son John BENSON (if he should be living at my decease) all my goods, wares and commodities which he hath or shall have of mine in his custody or possession on board the ship Alathea[1] this present voyage;   to my son, Nehemiah BENSON, 12pence in money and no more;   to the children of my son Richard BENSON £80 in money to be divided between them;   to Mary FREIND wife of Issac FREIND of the city of Bristol, tailor, £10;   all the rest I devise and give to my 3 sons Eleazar BENSON, Hezekiah BENSON and Azariah BENSON.
Executor: [son] Richard BENSON.
Overseers: Samuel WHARTON of the said city of Bristol, soapmaker;   Nicholas TILLEY of the same, whittawer;   I give them each £5 to buy them rings and gloves.
Witnesses: signed, sealed published & declared in presence of Will. WINDOWE;   and John FREAKE.
Probate granted in London 5 Feb 1675/6 to Richard BENSON, son and exec.
Note: [1] Richard had a grandaughter named Alathea BENSON, daughter of the above named son, Richard BENSON. This ship made many voyages to Virginia. No doubt the child was named after the ship.

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1678

BEVILL
BEVILL, John - of Bristol, arms painter.
son Jn BEVILL in London.
Probate 1678. Researched from LDS Film #0091328.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1678

BARTON
BARTON, John - of Compton Greenfield, Henbury, Gloucester, cordwainer.
son Jn BARTON of London & his chldr in Shenstone, co. Stafford.
Probate 1678. Researched from LDS Film #0091328.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1678

BRIAN
BROAD
KINGSTON
TRINDER
BROAD, Thomas - of Windish (Windrush), Glos, yeoman/churchwarden, 1678, very faded.
Burial: 6 Apr 1678 - Windrush.
Beneficiaries: wife Margery;   daughters Mary, Elizabeth;   sons Thomas, George, John.
Overseers of will: Thomas TRINDER,   George BRIAN.
Witnesses: Thomas TRINDER,   Anthony KINGSTON.
Probate 15 Oct 1678. GRO Ref: 1678/#139.

Contact: Keith Wilkins

 

1680

BURNELL
BUSH
HOLBEN
BUSH, William of Bitton, yeoman, 25 Nov 1676.
son William BUSH - 5s.;   daughter Mary wife of John BURNELL - 5s.;   daughter Elinor wife of John HOLBEN 5s.;   son John BUSH - 5s.;   wife Mary* - residue.
Probate 1680. GRO Ref: 1680/#203.

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1680

BROWNE
BROWNE, Thomas - of Bristol, watchmaker.
son Thos overseas;   wife Sarah exec.
Probate 1680. Researched from LDS Film #0091328.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1681

BAGNALL
BARNES
BEDELEY
COUSES
DAWSON
EDWARDS
KING
PALMER
SANDERS
SAUNDERS
TYLE
UNDERHILL
WEARE
BARNES, Thomas - of Bitton, yeoman, 15 Dec 1680.
Trustees: my good friends Mr Robert BAGNALL,   Mr Henry WEARE,   Mr William DAWSON,   Mr John SANDERS/ SAUNDERS?;   each to receive a gold ring.
All messuage tenements situate in Bitton to be held in trust. Trustees to make sale or mortgage to raise money sufficient to pay debts and also the debts and legacies of my late uncle William UNDERHILL.
Beneficiaries: loving wife Anne and after her benefit to my cousin Benjamin KING;   and if no issue to cousin William PALMER;   if no issue to John SAUNDERS;   and if no issue to William SAUNDERS brother of John.
To wife Anne - all my stock, Cattle houses and stuff goods and chattels.
Witnesses: Thos EDWARDS,   Wm BEDELEY?,   Thos COUSES,   John TYLE.
Proved at London 17 Feb 1681. Pro Ref: PROB 11/365.

Contact: Kim Willis

 

1681

BENSON
BROWNING
FLATCHER
PRICE
BENSON, Magdalen - of Leonard Stanley, Glouc. 23 Apr 1680.
to my sister Johan BROWNING - one bed and one rug;   to my kinswoman Jane BENSON - all my old cast off apparel;   to Daniel BENSON - the house wherein I now live, also the money due unto me from John PRICE of Leonard Stanley.
Executor: my son Daniel BENSON.
Witnesses: Jane BENSON,   John FLATCHER.
Inventory: 4 Jun [1681] Estate valued at £5-14s.
Probate granted 16 Apr 1681. GRO Ref: 1681/#115.
Note: In the Will she is referred to as "Maudlen", although the Will is indexed as "Magdalen".

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1683

BALENGER
BALINGER
COATES
DRAKE
ROBBINS
BALINGER, John - yeoman of Chedworth, 12 Mar 1680.
sons John, Richard, Henry, Barne, Charles & William BALENGER;   Henry has a son John BALENGER.
Executrix: wife Elinor {BALINGER}*.
Witnesses: Thomas DRAKE,   Gabriell ROBBINS &   Giles COATES.
Proved 1683.

Contact: Ruth Withers

 

1685

BENDALE
COOKE
BENDALE, John, late of the pish of Stinchcombe. (Ad)
brother Joseph BENDALE,   William COOKE,   children Joseph, Charles and Elizabeth BENDALE (in their minority).
Admin. 10 Sep 1685.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1687

BENDALL
CLIFF
JOANES
TROTMAN
BENDALL, Richard, of Cam, husbandman, 1 May 1686.
son John BENDALL*,   wife Mary, daughter Mary BENDALL.
Witnesses: Richard TROTMAN,   William JOANES,   Anne CLIFF(X).
Probate 4 May 1687; before Rich: PARSONS.

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1687

ALLENDE
BENDALL
ELLIOTTS
LONG
RUDGE
SHORT
STRESHSAM
WALLINGTON
BENDALL, Robert, late of Alkington, parish of Berkley. (Ad)
relict Mary BENDALL,   principal creditor Jacob WALLINGTON of Dursley, yeoman;   John ELLIOTTS of City of Gloucester;   Thomas ALLENDE, of ffrocester, yeoman.
Sealed & Delivered: John SHORT,   Thomas RUDGE(X),   Moses LONG,   Ric: STRESHSAM, pub noty.
Admin. 30 May 1687.

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1688

BUSHER
CREW
DAC
LENNERD
MOORE
NESSON
PLANERS
WEBB
BUSHER als LENNERD, Thomas - of Wotton under Edge.
wife Sarah;   house adjoinng Samuel PLANERS;   sons William BUSHER and Thomas;   daughters Joane, Mary and Elizabeth wife of Philip NESSON of Bristol;   friends William MOORE,   Nicholas WEBB
Witnesses: William MOORE,   Philip DAC?,   Joane CREW, W C CREW.
Proved 20 Mar 1688; Ref: FHL#0091418.

Contact: Stephen Pegler

 

1689

BENSON
BURT
CROMWELL
CRUMWELL
ESSEX
EVANS
HITCHINS
MATTHEWS
MILLARD
WEBB
WORDEN
WORDIN
BENSON, John - of Horsley, co. Gloucester, weaver, 6 May 1689.
to my sister Martha CRUMWELL'S first child - 8 pounds to be paid when it reaches the age of 21 years [ notice "it"--male? female?];   to my daughter Mary - 5 pounds also at age 21 years;   to my wife Rebecca - 20 shillings;   to John CROMWELL - 40 shillings and my best greatcoat and four and one halfyards of maroon cotton cloth and a pair of fustian brown trousers;   to Tom WORDEN (one of my trustees) - five pounds for he to dispose of to charitable uses as he sees fit;   to my brother-in-law Richard MATTHEWS - one shilling;   to brother Nat. ESSEX - one shilling;   to Jonathan MILLARD - one shilling;   to my brother Richard BENSON - all the rest of my goods;   he to be Executor.
Overseers: Thomas WORDIN of the parish of Avening,   and Samuel WEBB of the parish of Horsley, yeoman.
Witnesses: Hezekiah HITCHINS,   Thomas EVANS,   Hen. BURT.
Proved 14 May 1689, Richard BENSON Exector. GRO Ref: 1689/#136.

Contact: Kathleen Benson Lopez

 

1691

BAXTER
COOKE
DAUNTON
SURMON
BAXTER, Richard - of Tirley, yeoman, 1 Jun 1686.
Beneficiaries: wife Margaret BAXTER;   eldest daughter Mary BAXTER;   youngest daughter Ann BAXTER;   son John BAXTER;   son Richard BAXTER;   brother William BAXTER.
Witnesses: Jonathon DAUNTON [surname uncertain];   Thomas COOKE(X);   John SURMON.
Probate Gloucester 1691. GRO Ref: 1691/#177.

Contact: Guy Ancestry

 

1695

ANDREWS
BEARD
BISHOP
ELIOTS
PARTRIDGE
ROOME
BEARD, Thomas - of Leonard Stanley co. Gloucester, clothier, 4 May 1694.
my son in law John ELIOTS;   my now loving wife Deborah;   my son John BEARD;   my daughter Sarah the wife of William ANDREWS;   my son in law Thomas BISHOP;   my daughter Deborah BISHOP;   my son in law Daniel ROOME;   my grandson Thomas BISHOP;   my granddaughter Deborah BISHOP;   my grandson Giles BISHOP;   my grandson John ELIOTS;   my granddaughters Hannah ELIOTS, Mary ELIOTS, Deborah ELIOTS, Sarah ELIOTS, Anna ELIOTS, Ester ELIOTS,   Elizabeth BEARD and Deborah BEARD;   my grandsons William ROOME, Daniel ROOME, my granddaughter Mary ROOME, my grandson Nathaniel ROOME, my granddaughter Hannah ROOME.
Other bequests: to my said grandson Thomas BISHOP - all my four cloth worker shares to be delivered to him after my said wife's decease;   to Deborah my said loving wife - all my household goods and implements. All the residue &c. to my son John BEARD (he also Executor).
Witnesses: {illegible}, {illegible}, John PARTRIDGE.
Proved 9 Mar 1695. GRO Ref: 1694/#39.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1703

ALEXANDER
BISHOPP
GALE
GYDE
RICHARDS
STRINGER
BISHOPP, Giles - of Naylsworth i/t/p Horsley co. Gloucester clothier, 12 Sep 1700.
to my sons Thomas BISHOPP, William BISHOPP and Giles BISHOPP - five shillings each;   to my loving wife Sarah - messuage &c. wherein I now dwelleth and all the garden grounds &c. situate and being in Nailsworth aforesaid;   the same to my son John BISHOPP after the decease of Sarah … but in case John dye without issue then same to my son Samuel BISHOPP … in case Samuel dye without issue then same to my son William BISHOPP;   to my said son Samuel BISHOPP - one guinea of gold;   the rest &c. to wife Sarah, also sole executrix.
Overseers: my brother in law William GYDE of Avening and my brother in law Richard STRINGER, in trust.
Witnesses: William ALEXANDER,   William GALE,   John RICHARDS.
Proved 7 Aug 1703. PRO Ref: PROB 11/471 176.
NB: Submitter is a descendant of testator's son Thomas BISHOPP.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1706

BENDALL
BROWNE
CROSS
HANDCOCK
MUNDEY
PLANE
BENDALL, William, of Uly, Broadweaver, 6 Jun 1705.
wife Elliner BENDALL*,   tenement wch Joseph HANDCOCK liveth in;   son Samuel BENDALL,   daughters Mary PLANE and Martha BENDALL;   son William BENDALL,   daughter Dianah MUNDEY.
Witnesses: Richard BROWNE,   Hendery CROSS,   Benj: HANDCOCK.
Probate 7 May 1706; before Robert PARSONS Sur.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1706

ANDREWS
BEARD
BISHOP
ELLIOTT
FIELDS
ROOME
WILLIAMS
BEARD, Deborah - of Leonard Stanly co. Gloucester, widow, 7 Aug 1703.
my son John ELLIOTT senior "allso my trunk and two turkey cushions";   my granddaughter Hannah ELLIOTT (daughter of said son John ELLIOTT) - one tablecloth and one dozen of napkins;   my granddaughter Deborah ELLIOTT - a large dish of pewter;   my granddaughter Mary ROOME - a large dish of pewter, a red wrought chayre and two wrought stools, a low leather chayre and a high leather chayre;   my granddaughter Hannah ROOME - my best bed &c.;   my grandson Thomas ROOME;   my granddaughter Deborah BISHOP - (bedding) and large dish of pewter;   my grandsons John BISHOP, William BISHOP, Samuel BISHOP, Nathanael BISHOP;   my granddaughter Sarah ANDREWS - a cradle bedstead and bed &c.;   a brass pan, three high leather chayers and one low chayre;   my grandson Thomas ANDREWS - my brass pot;   my grandson William ANDREWS - one boyler. All the rest &c. unto my son John BEARD (he also Executor).
Witnesses: Henry FIELDS,   Thomas WILLIAMS, Sarah WILLIAMS.
Proved 17 Dec 1706. GRO Ref: 1706/#255.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1711

BENSON
HARRIS
PARKER
BENSON, John - of the City of Gloucester, Plasterer, 1711.
all the moneys that are owing and due to me upon my book I give unto my loving wife and son John BENSON, equally, to be divided between them;   to my grandaughter Prissila - a small gold piece;   to my son John - my wearing apparel and all the implements and tools of mine that are belonging to the trade of plasterer;   to my godson John BENSON - the sum of 40 shillings.
Executors: John BENSON and my loving wife [her name was Maria]
Witnesses: Jeremiah HARRIS,   Thomas PARKER.
Proved 12 Feb 1711. GRO Ref: 1711/#28.

Contact: Kathleen Benson Lopez

 

1712

BURNELL
BUSH
DAGG
WILTON
BUSH, William - of Noad, Cold Ashton, yeoman, 30 Nov 1711.
sons William BUSH, Giles BUSH and Samuel BUSH - 1s. apiece;   daughters Mary DAGG,   Martha BURNELL,   Elizabeth WILTON,   Elianor BUSH - 1s. apiece;   son in law William DAGG - messuage land, garden etc that was Codburnes?;   wife Martha - residue messuages, lands tenements in Marshfield, Beach, Upton Cheyney, Batheaston if she does not marry again.
Probate 1712. GRO Ref: 1712/#245.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1714

BENDALL
MOORE
OSWELL
TURNER
BENDALL, John, late of Cam, yeom~. (Ad)
widow & relict Marie BENDALL,   Edw: TURNER,   Will OSWELL.
Sealed & Delivered: Ro MOORE, n.p.
Admin. 9 Nov 1714.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1719

BENSON
BETTY
HARDING
HILL
HOLEDAY
KEINTON
SELLWYN
TAYLOR
BENSON, Thomas - of Horsley, Glouc., cordwainer, 11 Oct 1718.
to my well-beloved friend Thomas TAYLOR - one tenement adjoining to the west end of my now present dwelling-house which my daughter Sarah now liveth in, one holland sheet, £8 of good and lawful money provided he pay SELLWYN's mortgage;   to my grandson Thomas KEINTON - two tenements which I now liveth in or now maketh use of or let to George HOLEDAY;   to my now well beloved wife Ann - one bell pot, one silver watch, the largest of my stills and the rent due me;   to my well-beloved daughter Elizabeth - one flock bed, one red hearth rug, two blankets, two canvas sheets, one long bolster, one short pillow;  
Joint Executors: my beloved wife Ann and my grandson Thomas KEINTON - all the rest of my goods and chattles to be equally divided between them.
Other Bequest: I give to my son-in-law Samuel KEINTON one shilling.
Witnesses: John BETTY,   Wiliam HARDING,   Thomas H HILL.
Proved 24 Feb 1718/19 Ann BENSON sole exec. GRO Ref: 1718/#32.
What happened to Thomas as the other exec??

Contact: Kathleen Benson Lopez

 

1719

BARTHOLOMEW
ENGLISH
FRANKOOM
JEFFERIS
PEACIE
PURNELL
SMITH
VINER
BARTHOLOMEW als SMITH, John - of Tetbury, butcher, 14 May 1719.
mother [still living: Elizabeth BARTHOLOMEW als SMITH - from grant of probate];   brother Thomas BARTHOLOMEW als SMITH,   sisters Ann BARTHOLOMEW als SMITH and Hester ENGLISH;   brother Charles BARTHOLOMEW als SMITH;   uncle John SMITH;   brother in Law John ENGLISH.
Other bequests to: Thomas JEFFERIS &   Thomas VINER.
Witnesses: James PEACIE?,   Timothy PURNELL,   Fr. FRANKOOM.
Proved 23 May 1719.

Contact: Ruth Withers

 

1721

BENSON
BROWNE
DENIS
FOX
GARMSTON
LENG
MEADE
BENSON, Benjamin - of the parish of St Phillip & Jacob, Bristol, glass maker, 1721.
to my kinsman John BROWNE - one shilling;   to his sister Christian MEADE - one shilling;   to his sister Elizabeth Mary LENG - one shilling;   to his sister Katherine - DENIS one shilling.
Executrix: my loving wife Margaret BENSON - she to have all else.
Witnesses: Rachel GARMSTON,   Samuel FOX,   John GARMSTON.
Proved 6 Feb 1721 in favour of Margaret BENSON.

Contact: Kathleen Benson Lopez

 

1722

ALLEN
BAXTER
CLARK
MINIET
RICKETS
TYLER
WINNEY
BAXTER, Richard - of Tirley, yeoman, 1 Apr 1719.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary BAXTER;   John WINNEY;   James CLARK;   "neffew" John BAXTER;   daughter-in-law Elizabeth RICKETS;   sister Ann TYLER
Witnesses: Richard ALLEN;   Thomas MINIET.
Probate Gloucester 1722. GRO Ref: 1722/#21.

Contact: Guy Ancestry

 

1722

BISHOPP
BYSHOPP
HILLIER
WILKINS
YOUNG
BYSHOPP, Sarah - o/t/p Horsley co. Gloucester, widow, 19 Apr 1716.
to my son Samuel BISHOPP - the rents, &c. of the dwelling house wherein he now dwelleth i/t/p Horsley … immediately after his death I give said dwelling house to my kinsman Giles BYSHOPP (son of the said Samuel);   to Samuel also - one great bayler and one great chest standing in the best chamber also five peices of pewter (and) 3 pairs of my cloth shears;   to my son William BISHOPP - one shilling;   to my two sons in law Thomas BYSHOPP and and Giles BISHOPP - one shilling;   to my son John BYSHOPP - the rest, and sole executor.
Witnesses: Hester YOUNG,   John WILKINS,   John HILLIER.
Proved 12 Jul 1722 at London. PRO Ref: PROB 11/586.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1723

BUSH
WHITTINGTON
BUSH, George - the elder, of The Grange, Bitton, yeoman, 2 May 1719.
wife Susannah - all stock of cattle, goods & household stuff & implements;   eldest son George - 1 shilling: "he has not only been expensive to me but very undutiful";   loving and most dutiful son William - estate at Grange free of encumbrances except Mr WHITTINGTON's mortgage.
Proved 30 Jul 1723. GRO Ref: 1723/#187.
(b. c. 1652, d. 4.5.1722 aged 70. MI Oldland chapel?)

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1724

BISHOP
BISHOPP
GIBBS
TURNER
BISHOP, Thomas - late of Horsley. (Ad)
to Hannah TURNER (the wife of John TURNER) daughter and administrator of all the goods of Thomas BISHOPP late of Horsley.
Witnesses: John TURNER,   John GIBBS,   Walter TURNER
Admin. 30 Apr 1724. GRO Ref: 1724/#109.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1729

BENSON
BURROUGHS
CROWHURST
HUMPHRIES
HUMPRIES
LLOYD
MAYOR
MIDELMORE
MILLSON
NEWELL
PERRY
WHITE
BENSON, Daniel - of King Stanley, yeoman, 1729.
to my grandaghter Elizabeth BENSON (wife of Richard MILLSON) - the iron pot;   to my grandaughter Mary NEWELL alias HUMPRIES - the house as Richard WHITE live in and the house Thomas BURROUGHS lives in and the house as Mary and her heirs forever, also all the ground I bought of Stephen PERRY and also the coppice or woodland ground as I bought of George MAYOR.
Witnesses: Richard MIDELMORE,   John LLOYD,   Jhohn CROWHURST.
Proved 2 Aug 1729, Mary HUMPHRIES, executrix. GRO Ref: 1729/472.

Contact: Kathleen Benson Lopez

 

1730

BARNARD
BARNFIELD
BISHOP
HARVY
PENLY
WILKINS
BISHOP, Thomas - of Horsly co. Gloucests., clothworker, 3 Jun 1729.
I give and bequeath all that my Messuage … at a place called New Markett i/t/p Horsly aforesaid which … is now divided into two Tenaments …   (testator lives in one and Abraham BARNFIELD lives in the other) unto my wife Sarah (she also Executrix);   my sons Giles BISHOP, John BISHOP, Samuel BISHOP and Thomas BISHOP;   my son Nathaniel;   my daughter Deborah the wife of Robert WILKINS.
Witnesses: George BARNARD,   Hanah PENLY,   Maria HARVY.
Proved 24 Jan 1730. GRO Ref: 1730/#223.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1732

BELLENGER
BELLINGER
BRIDGES
ROBERTS
ROGERS
WHEATLAND
BELLINGER, Sarah - spinster of Chedworth, 20 Aug 1726.
sisters Mary ROBERTS,   Elizabeth BRIDGES and Susanna BELLENGER*.
Witnesses: Anna Maria ROGERS, Dennis ROGERS,   Thos. WHEATLAND snr.
Proved Gloucester 25 Apr 1732.

Contact: Ruth Withers

 

1733

BEARD
DALE
MIDELL
WETTMORE
BEARD, John - o/t/p Leonard Standly co. Gloucester. clothier, 26 Mar 1732.
to my wife Elizabeth - "a little Ground running East from a Ground called Claivells;   to my sonn Samuel BEARD - the dying ffurnace and all the racks and the Cloath Press on condition he give his brother William BEARD 30£   to my son Nathaniel BEARD - the Cloath Shears and the Shears Boards and Weights and dubbing board and pearch handles;   to my son William BEARD - Tenn pound;   to my daughter Deborah DALE - 5s.;   to my daughter Sarah BEARD - ffifty pounds;   to my grandson John DALE - 40s.
Trustee: son in law Thomas DALE and ffive shillings for his care herein.
Witnesses: Richard MIDELL,   Thomas WETTMORE.
Proved 9 Jan 1733 at London. PRO Ref: PROB 11/656.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1733

BENDALL
COLE
TERRETT
TWIMLOE
WOODWARD
BENDALL, Joseph - of Stinchcombe, yeoman, 23 Dec 1732.
eldest son John BENDALL,   six children Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Charles & Stephen;   rest and residue & to wife (unnamed) and children William and Hanah,   "whom I make my Sole Executors Jointly".
Trustees: friends Joseph TWIMLOE &   William TERRETT.
Witnesses: An COLE(X),   Elizabeth WOODWARD(X).
Probate 22 May 1733; before Edward GREGORY - Surrogate.
NB: Joseph's wife was known to be named Mary.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1733

BURNELL
BUSH
COLLETT
DAGG
WILTON
BUSH, Martha - of Noad, Cold Ashton widow of William, 15 May 1729.
grandson William DAGG - messuage barn, orchard etc at Beach in Bitton, now in his posession;   eldest son William - all other messuages lands etc in Upton Cheyney, Beach or elsewhere in Bitton;   son Giles BUSH* - messuages lands etc in Batheaston, silver tankard, residue;   son Samuel BUSH - messuages lands etc in Marshfield, silver cup marked W-B-M & large iron dripping pan;   granddaughter Joan DAGG - £20, biggest gold ring, black russett gown & petticoat;   daughter Martha BURNELL, widow - £35;   daughter Elizabeth wife of William WILTON - £5;   daughter Eleanor, wife of Thomas COLLETT, £10.
Probate 23 May 1733. GRO Ref: 1733/#121.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1735

AIPSLEY
BANISTER
BISSE
HOBHOUSE
MATTOCKS
MAUNDRELL
OSBORNE
ROGERS
SMITH
WILLOUGHBY
BANISTER, James[1] - of Bristol, apothecary, 27 Nov 1734.
sons and executors John[2] and James[3] BANISTER;   brother John ROGERS[4] and Edward BANISTER[5];   daughters Mary[6] and Jane[7];   sisters Elizabeth BANISTER[8], Mary OSBORNE and Jane MATTOCKS[9];   son-in-law and executor Robert MAUNDRELL.
Witnesses: Tho. SMITH,   John WILLOUGHBY,   Jo. AIPSLEY.
Proved: at London 20 Aug 1735. TNA Ref: PROB 11/672, Image 231.
Notes: [1] Son of Jasper BANISTER of Shaftesbury, Dorset, by Mary BISSE.
[2] John is not known to have married.
[3] James, a merchant in Bristol, married twice and had children; qv his Will, 15 Jul 1772.
[4] John ROGERS was a brother of testator's wife Edith, who must have died before her husband.
[5] Edward is not known to have married.
[6] Mary married the executor, Robert MAUNDRELL, presumably after her father's death.
[7] Jane (1712-1756) married Henry HOBHOUSE and had 7 children.
[8] Elizabeth is not known to have married.
[9] The first names of Mr. OSBORNE and Mr. MATTOCKS are not known.

Contact: Michael Synge

 

1743

ALLEN
BUBB
ETHERIDGE
FISHER
GREGORY
PEACE
READ
STEAD
BUBB, Kenelm - of Tewkesbury co. Gloucester, yeomen, 8 Jul 1742.
my son Richard BUBB - all that Messuage … with the Cellar … and Garden … in Tewkesbury aforesaid, in … Church Street and now in the tenure of John FISHER … also … building called the Bark house … now or late in the possession of Samuell READ;   and after his decease the same to my grandson Chandler BUBB of the City of Worcester, carpenter;   Chandler BUBB paying to his brother James BUBB 4£;   to son Richard BUBB - all that Messuage … in Tewkesbury aforesaid in the said Church Street now in the possession of Nicholas ALLEN Senr.;   and after his decease to Minse BUBB;   Minse BUBB paying to his brother James Bubb 4£;   my grandaughter Mary BUBB - all that Messuage … in the said Church Street in the possession of Elizabeth ETHERIDGE, widow;   Mary paying to her brother the said James BUBB 20£;   to Mary also - all my Goods, Chattels, &c. also Sole Executrix. Signed, &c. Kal BUBB with:
Witnesses: Joseph PEACE Senar;   Joesph PEACE Junar;   Dan: STEAD.
Sworn 18 May 1743 - Mary BUBB, grandaughter and sole executrix;  before J GREGORY, Surrogate. GRO Ref: 1743/#98.

Contact: Mike English

 

1744

BUBB
BUCKLE
GREGORY
MENCE
MINCE
MINETT
BUBB, Richard - of the Burrough of Tewkesbury co. Gloucester, Cordwainer, 28 Mar 1732.
to wife Mary - my house &c. in Church Street in Tewkesbury …   commonly called Bubbs Ally, being the Sign of the Kings Arms and now in the possession of Thos BUCKLE;   also my house in the High Street in Tewkesbury where I now dwelleth … by the name of the Ship and Castle, also all my Goods and Chattles &c. if my wife should marry again … all to be appraized and sold, and the Money equally amongst my five children (viz) Eliz BUBB, Chandler BUBB, Mary BUBB, James BUBB and Mince BUBB or the survivers of them.
And the rest of my Estates, Goods and Chattles &c. I leave to be dispos'd Off amongst my other Children … at the discretion of my wife - [Ed: suggesting other children besides the 5 already mentioned?]. Signed &c. Richard BUBB with:
Witnesses: Robyt MENCE;   James MINCE;   Wm. MINETT.
Proved 11 Oct 1744 sworn by Mary BUBB, relict and executrix  before J GREGORY, Surrogate. GRO Ref: 1744/#151.

Contact: Mike English

 

1748

BUSH
BUSH, George of Oldlands Common, labourer, 4 Jun 1748.
eldest son George BUSH - one shilling and no more;   wife Sarah* - 2 acres of land in Holt-Mead in Bitton;   messuage & garden, orchards etc;   cottage on Oldland Common.
Proved 20 Jul 1748. GRO Ref: 1748/#131.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1753

BLACKWELL
HEAVEN
ROBBINS
TEAKLE
TIMBRELL
BLACKWELL, Thomas - of Nailsworth in the parish of Horsley co. Gloucester, 22 Jan 1742.
to my son Thomas BLACKWELL - 100£ at the decease of my wife Elizabeth;   my son William BLACKWELL;   my son John BLACKWELL;   my daughter Elizabeth ROBBINS;   my loving wife Elizabeth - the use of the rest of my goods &c. for her natural life … and (Codicil?) the house I now dwells in … and after her decease to my son William BLACKWELL;   my wife Elizabeth also Executrix.
Witnesses: John TIMBRELL, Henry TIMBRELL, 20 Jan 1742;   Joseph TEAKLE,   Martha HEAVEN, 26 Oct 1748.
Proved 17 Mar 1753. GRO Ref: 1753/#26.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1761

BUSH
BUSH, William - of Marshfield, maltster, 18 Feb 1755.
wife Hester* - all estate, money, goods.
Probate 6 Jun 1761. GRO Ref: 1761/#87.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1768

BENNETT
BUTT
COLBOURNE
GARDNER
INGHAM
MERRETT
BUTT, Samuel - of Badbrook, Stroud, blue dyer, signed 5 Jan 1768.
Beneficiaries: brother John BUTT of Wotton under Edge, dyer, executor & trustee;   Daniel GARDNER of Painswick, slaymaker, executor & trustee;   daughter Martha BUTT;   wife Martha;   brother William BUTT;   sister Elizabeth BENNETT, widow;   sister Anne BUTT;   sister Hester INGHAM, wife of Anthony INGHAM.
Witnesses: Daniel MERRETT;   Richard GARDNER;   John COLBOURNE.
Proved at Gloucester 6 Feb 1768. GRO Ref: 1768/#22.
Will disputed 1773 in the Exchequer by John BUTT, but confirmed.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1768

BACKMAN
BUSH
SMITH
BUSH, Stephen - of hamlet of Oldland, coal driver, 26 Sep 1765.
wife Mary BUSH* - house & ground called The Golden Key;   household goods;   brother William BUSH - one shilling;   cattle;   bed & bedstead;   nephew William BUSH (son of brother Robert BUSH) - the privilege to put his life in my estate, cattle;   William SMITH (wife's son) - cattle;   sister Ann BACKMAN - gold ring marked S B;   niece Elizabeth BUSH - a grape ring;   niece Mary BUSH - pair of gold sleeve buttons;   nephew William BUSH (son of brother William) - pair of silver shoe buckles & pair of silver knot buckles.
Proved 25 May 1768. GRO Ref: 1768/#92.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1769

BARRETT
MANSELL
RICHARDS
BARRETT, Cornelius - of Mitcheldean, signed 28 Feb 1709.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary, executor;   eldest son William BARRETT;   sons Thomas and Cornelius;   daughter Sarah, wife of John RICHARDS of Gloucester, barber and perukemaker;   daughter Elizabeth, wife of William MANSELL, Maltster;   daughters Mary and Anne.
Proved at Gloucester 18 Nov 1769. GRO Ref: 1769/#236.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1771

BARRETT
ROBINSON
BARRETT, Mary - widow, died intestate 1771. (Ad)
Bondsman: John ROBINSON of Littledean, gentleman.
Admon granted 15 Mar 1771 at Gloucester to William BARRETT, sadler.  GRO Ref: 1771/#45.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1771

BISHOP
KEMP
MERRETT
SARJEANT
TERRETT
TURNER
BISHOP, John - of Horsley co. Gloucester, Yeoman 1 Feb 1771.
my grand daughter Elizabeth TERRETT;   my grand son William TERRETT;   my grand daughter Mary SARJEANT;   my grand son Richard MERRETT - also all my wearing apparel;   my grand daughter Sarah MERRETT;   my son John - five£ (he also Executor).
Witnesses: William BISHOP,   Giles TURNER,   William KEMP.
Proved 28 Sep 1771. GRO Ref: 1771/#175.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1772

ADDERLY
BANISTER
BLOME
BROUGHTON
DYMOCK
GREEN
HOBHOUSE
JENKYNS
MASON
MAUNDRELL
RANDOLPH
ROGERS
BANISTER, James[1] - of Bristol, merchant, 15 Jul 1772.
first wife Thomasin, daughter of Joseph MASON of London, gent.
Trustees of 1st marriage Settlement: Edward GREEN,   Samuel MASON,   Robert MAUNDRELL[2],   John BANISTER[3];   daughter by first wife Mary BANISTER;   second wife Ann[4].
Trustees of 2nd marriage Settlement: George RANDOLPH[5] Doctor in Physic, and Henry HOBHOUSE[6] Merchant, both of Bristol;   children by second wife John[7], Mary and Jane BANISTER[8];   brother-in-law Thomas DYMOCK[9].
Executors: Henry HOBHOUSE and Thomas DYMOCK.
Witnesses: Geo. ADDERLY,   John ADDERLY,   Jno. BROUGHTON
Proved at London 17 Nov 1772, admin~ granted to execs.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/982, Image 177.
Notes: [1] Son of James BANISTER by Edith ROGERS.
[2] Robert MAUNDRELL was the husband of testator's sister Mary.
[3] John was testator's brother.
[4] Ann (b 1716) was a daughter of Herbert RANDOLPH of Canterbury, Esquire, by Grace BLOME.
[5] George RANDOLPH (1708-1764) of Bristol, was testator's brother-in-law, brother of his wife Ann.
[6] Henry HOBHOUSE (1714-1773) was testator's brother-in-law, husband of his sister Jane (1712-1756)
[7] John (d 1822) was testator's only son; he was Rector of Iddesleigh, Devon.
[8] Jane (d.1825) married Rev John JENKYNS, Vicar of Evercreech, Somerset and had a large family.
[9] I have not discovered how Thomas DYMOCK was related to testator.

Contact: Michael Synge

 

1774

BEARD
BIGLAND
DANGERFIELD
HILL
HOOPER
JEFSSON
LOCKEY
REDDALL
SMITH
BEARD, Nathaniel - of Merrotts Mill i/t/p Leonard Stanley co. Gloucester, gentleman, 27 Feb 1774.
my friend Ambrose REDDALL clothier of Stonehouse - meadow &c. known as Peters' Mead in Leonard Stanley (10ac.) in the tenure of Samuel DANGERFIELD on trust that by sale or mortgage he levy sufficient to discharge 200£ due from me on bond to Rev. Mr. Richard LOCKEY;   to my son John BEARD - other lands &c. in Leonard Stanley;   to my two sons Nathaniel and Thomas - 200£ apiece;   to my son Samuel and my daughter Elizabeth - 200£ apiece;   to my son Charles - 200£ at age 21;   to Ambrose REDDALL and to my friend William HILL of Stonehouse clothier - 200£ upon trust to pay the interest to my daughter Mary (the wife of Charles HOOPER).
Executor: my son John BEARD and to have all the rest.
Witnesses: Richard BIGLAND,   Daniel SMITH,   John W JEFSSON.
Probate 10 Sep 1774. GRO Ref: 1774/#141.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1775

BEARD
VIZARD
BEARD, Mary - wife of late Nathaniel BEARD, died intestate. (Ad)
Bondsman: William VIZARD.
Admon granted to John BEARD 5 Aug 1775. GRO Ref: 1775/#133.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1776

BIRD
BLACKWELL
PEGLAR
SMITH
WHITTLE
BLACKWELL, Thomas - of the Parish of Horsley co. Gloucester, 5 Dec 1775.
after my Funeral Expenses and Depts are paid … the rest of my
Estate to the Discretion of my Executors and Trustee: John BLACKWELL and Mary BLACKWELL;   and Mr William SMITH.
Executors: my son John BLACKWELL, my wife Mary BLACKWELL;   William SMITH malster of Horsley.
Witnesses: Saml PEGLAR,   Abraham BIRD,   William WHITTLE.
Proved 17 Jan 1776. GRO Ref: 1776/#14.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1778

BARNES
BROOME
CAM
CHAPMAN
COCKBURN
DAVIS
FIDOE
FRENCH
HILLHOUSE
HILL_HOUSE
HUMPHREY
LONG
LONGE
MADDOX
MADOX
MORAGN
NEWPORT
TONG
TONGE
WANSEY
BARNES, Mary - widow of the late William Barnes of Bristol, 23 Jun 1771.
Executor and Beneficiary: my son William BARNES - all my goods and Chattels except my wearing apparel.
Other Beneficiaries: daughter Ann WANSEY - wearing apparel;   granddaughter Barbara BARNES - gold Watch;   granddaughter Mary BARNES - diamond ring;   granddaughters Ann BARNES and Sarah BARNES - £5.00 each;   granddaughter Mary HILLHOUSE - £5.00;   granddaughters Sarah and Margaret FRENCH - £5.00 each;   servant Benjamin NEWPORT - 3 gns;   to all maid servants living with me at time of death - 2gns each;   my daughter FRENCH - £10.00;   my daughter WANSEY £10.00;   granddaughter Rachel HILL_HOUSE - 10 gns;   granddaughter Mary MADDOX - 10.10 gns;   son in law Samuel CAM - 1 gn for a ring;   son in law William WANSEY - 1 gn for a ring;   granddaughter Ann CHAPMAN £5;   grandson Henry LONG? or TONG? - 1 gn for a ring.
These legacies to be paid within 30dys out of money I have in the hands of Samuel HUMPHREY;   money I have in my son in laws hands Mr William CAM to pay my lawfull debts and funeral expenses
Witnesses: Saml FIDOE and Rich BROOME.
Codicil: 26 Jan 1775. Further bequests to daughters Sarah FRENCH and Ann WANSEY, granddaughter Rachel HILL_HOUSE;   granddaughters Sarah and Margaret FRENCH;   servants Ann DAVIS - £5 and Martha MORAGN - £10.00;   grandsons John LONGE (or TONGE?),   John MADOX,   and William HILLHOUSE - 1 gn each for ring;   granddaughter Mary COCKBURN? (late Mary BARNES) - £5.00;   the Poor Women at Almshouse Stokes Croft - 10s.6d. each.   Appoints grandson William BARNES as executor and residuary Legatee as son William BARNES is lately deceased.
Witnesses to Codicil: Richard BROOME and Samuel FIDOE.
Proved at London 7 May 1778. PRO Ref: PROB 11/1041.
Granted to Sarah FRENCH widow and Ann WANSEY wife of William WANSEY natural and lawfull daughters of the said deceased: grandson William BARNES Esq renounced.
Notes: [1] Baps of the deceased children and grandchildren believed to be at Lewins Mead Presbyterian church 1719-1751.
[2] gn/gns = guinea(s), one pound and one shilling, or £1.10.
[3] The submitter is unable to claim a connection with this family.

Contact: Kim Willis

 

1779

BROWN
GARLICK
HOLLOWAY
NICHOLLS
STIFF
TALBOYS
BROWN, Thomas, of Tillsdown i/t/p Cam, Pigkiller, 4 Mar 1779.
wife Elizabeth*, son John BROWN*;   daughter Mary wife of James HOLLOWAY;   messuage or tenement in the occupation of Mrs. STIFF, widow;   daughter Sarah wife of Robert NICHOLLS;   daughter Hester TALBOYS widow;   granddaughter Mary TALBOYS;  
Witness: Mary GARLICK.
No date of Probate available.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1779

BAMFORD
BARTHOLOMEW
BISHOP
GALLOWAY
GARROWAY
HARVEY
PEGLAR
SMITH
SWINERTON
WALLIS
WHITE
BARTHOLOMEW otherwise SMITH, Richard - of Tetbury, Butcher, 16 Jul 1777.
Bequests to: son Richard BARTHOLOMEW otherwise SMITH - leasehold messuage in church Street, Tetbury;   son Josuah BARTHOLOMEW otherwise SMITH - freehold messuage in Harper St, Tetbury now occupied by Samuel WALLIS;   son Joseph Gallaway BARTHOLOMEW otherwise SMITH - freehold messuage in Harper St, Tetbury now occupied by John PEGLAR butcher;   daughter Sarah BARTHOLOMEW otherwise SMITH spinster - other freehold messuage in Harper St, Tetbury together with quantity of furniture;   daughters Elizabeth SWINERTON widow,   Nanny BAMFORD,   Margaret GALLOWAY and Jane BISHOP - £20 each;   granddaughter Sarah GALLOWAY - £10.
Executors: son Joseph Galloway BARTHOLOMEW otherwise SMITH and daughter Sarah Bartholomew otherwise SMITH.
Witnesses: Alice WHITE, Geo.WHITE &   Wm HARVEY.
NB I have kept the spelling of the name GALLOWAY as written in the will - but all other documents indicate that the name is GARRAWAY.
Proved 5 Jul 1779.

Contact: Ruth Withers

 

1781

BUSH
BUSH, Peter - of hamlet of Oldland coalminer, 17 Dec 1765.
wife Martha - house & ground;   money, goods etc;   son Peter - house etc after Martha's death.
Probate 21 Nov 1781. GRO Ref: 1781/#177 (£300)

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1782

BIGGS
BISHOP
BLACKWELL
CHAMBERS
HARMAR
SMITH
BISHOP, Giles - of Horseley co. Gloucester clothier, 1 Jun 1773.
to my daughter Mary BLACKWELL - all that messuage &c. wherein I now live in Horseley … (on) condition that my son William BISHOP have the use of the room in the said house which he now occupies …   and after her decease … the same my grandson Giles BLACKWELL;   my good friends William BIGGS of Nailsworth i/t/p of Avening, mercer and William SMITH of Horseley malster - the rest &c. to hold in trust to pay … weekly and every week 5s. to my son William BISHOP during … his natural life;   the rest to pay my daughter Mary BLACKWELL.
Joint Executors: William BIGGS and William SMITH.
Witnesses: {illegible}, Thos. HARMAR,   Geo CHAMBERS.
Proved 6 Jul 1782. GRO Ref: 1782/#95.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1785

BEARD
HOLBROW
BEARD, Thomas - signed 3 Dec 1784.
Sole Beneficiary: wife Mary.
Witnesses: Wm HOLBROW;   Thomas HOLBROW;   Sam HOLBROW.
Proved at Gloucester 11 Jan 1785. GRO Ref: 1785/#1.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1791

BEARD
CLISSOLD
DYMOCK
GARDINER
HOLBROW
MURREY
WATHEN
BEARD, John - of a Mill lately called Merrotts Mill but now called Beards Mill i/t/p Leonard Stanley, co. Glocester, Clothier.
to my friends William HOLBROW of Leonard Stanley Clothier and Nathaniel DYMOCK of Stonehouse Clothier - all messuages, lands &c. i/t/p Leonard Stanley or elsewhere in co. Glocester to several Trusts;   my beloved wife Ann shall receive fforty pounds yearly, and all my sons and daughters lawfully begotten shall benefit from said Trusts.
Executors: William HOLBROW and Nathaniel DYMOCK in Trust.
Witnesses: Chris. GARDINER,   Eliz. GARDINER,   Geo. WATHEN.
Codicil: 10 Nov 1790.
Witnesses: Saml. HOLBROW,   Thomas MURREY,   John CLISSOLD.
Proved 26 Sep 1791 at London. PRO Ref: PROB 11/1208.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1798

BRIDGES
COATES
COURT
BRIDGES, Daniel - Mason of Chedworth, 17 Mar 1797.
kinsman Thomas BRIDGES snr [son of brother Richard] and Sarah BRIDGES his wife;   kinsman Thomas BRIDGES jnr [son of brother William] and Mary BRIDGES his wife;   Mary BRIDGES [daughter of brother William];   kinsman Levi BRIDGES, with wife Prudence;   kinsman Manuel BRIDGES*.
Witnesses: Giles COATES,   Thomas COURT,   James COATES.
Proved Gloucester 7 Jul 1798.

Contact: Ruth Withers

 

1802

BUSH
CHILCOP
GAY
GREENAWAY
GRINAWAY
LANGLEY
WILSHIRE
BUSH, Hannah - of hamlet of Oldland widow, 16 Jan 1799.
son Aaron BUSH* - house he lives in;   daughter Grace wife of William GAY - house she lives in;   daughter Hannah wife of Robert GREENAWAY - cottage where she lives;   son Stephen BUSH* - enclosure of land & small cottage;   daughter Ann wife of Joseph WILSHIRE - gold ring;   residue to be divided equally between six of her children: Aaron BUSH,   Ann wife of Joseph WILSHIRE,   Elizabeth wife of Joseph LANGLEY,   Hannah wife of Robert GRINAWAY,   Sarah wife of William CHILCOP &   Grace wife of William GAY.
Probate 7 Jul 1802. GRO Ref: 1802/#130.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1804

BLISSET
FISHER
OSBORNE
BLISSET, Troth - of Clifton, Gloucs, widow, 4 Aug 1803.
dear son Joseph BLISSET.
Witnesses: Jer. OSBORNE,   Francis FISHER, Formerly of Chancery-Lane, London.
Proved 9 May 1804 - PCC; Ref FHL#155982 - PCC/1804 #305.
NB: 2nd cousin 7th removed - sjk
NB: Also listed with Wills of Herefordshire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00805 - rrl

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1807

BUTT
COTHER
COULSTON
DAVIES
HANDS
HARRIS
MASON
PEARCE
BUTT, John - of Wotton under Edge, yeoman, signed 27 Jan 1805.
Beneficiaries: son in law William HARRIS, husband of daughter Hannah grandson William HARRIS;   Thomas PEARCE, trustee;   daughter Mary wife of Peter MASON;   granddaughter Hannah MASON;   granddaughter Charlotte HANDS;   grandson Anthony HANDS;   son John, executor.
Witnesses: Thomas DAVIES;   William COTHER;   William COULSTON.
Proved at Gloucester 9 Feb 1807. GRO Ref: 1807/#13.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1808

BARNES
FRANCIS
GREENAWAY
GREGORY
TAYLOR
TYLEY
WEBB
WOODINGTON
BARNES, Abraham - of Hanham in parish of Bitton Gloucs, victualler.
Will date 1782. the day and month not readable.
Executrix and Beneficary: wife Janny BARNES - to have the house and contents wherein I now dwell. After her decease unto said children if there shall happen to be more than one to be divided equally.
Executors in Trust: friends John TYLEY Maltster of Marshfield,   and William FRANCIS Gentleman of Bitton.
Witnesses: James GREGORY,   John TAYLOR,   Samuel WEBB.
Renounciation of William FRANCIS Gent 24 Mar 1808 and granted to Sarah GREENAWAY wife of Isaac GREENAWAY Lab and John BARNES lab both of Hanham two of the children of Abraham BARNES.
Oath on 5 Apr 1808 states Janny BARNES and John TYLEY are both dead and William FRANCIS refused to take up the executorship estate under £100. Sanction with the will dated 30 Mar 1808.
Proved at Gloucester 1808. GRO Ref: 1808/#48.
Notes: [1] A marriage of Abraham BARNES of Bitton and Jane WOODINGTON took place at Twerton, Somerset on 13 Aug 1780 by Lic.
[2] A christening of Abraham BARNES was found at Bitton on 13 Sep 1741, the son of Thomas BARNES.
[3] Burials at Bitton of Abraham BARNES 22 Mar 1801 and Jane BARNES 20 Sep 1801.
Kim is researching BARNES in the Long Ashton and Dundry area in Somerset.

Contact: Kim Willis

 

1809

BUSH
DAVIS
THOMPSON
BUSH, Samuel - of Bitton, blacksmith. (Ad)
son John BUSH blacksmith;   Henry DAVIS of Bristol gentleman;   John THOMPSON of Bitton copper smith.
Admin. 12 Jul 1809. GRO Ref: 1809/#128 (under £200)

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1809

BALDWIN
BUSH
FULLER
MEERE
BUSH, Giles - of Marshfield, gentleman, 18 Jun 1809.
refers to marriage settlement with now wife Mary BUSH then Mary BALDWIN spinster;   exec. - life interest;   no issue living.
brothers George BUSH and James BUSH;   sister Ann MEERE;   nephew John BALDWIN - 2 handled silver cup;   nephew William FULLER - smallest 2 handled cup;   nephew Henry BUSH - silver tankard;   nephew John MEERE - strait pint cup.
Probate 25 Oct 1809. GRO Ref: 1809/#182.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1810

BRINKETT
COOK
PALMER
WILKINS
WINSLO
BRINKETT, William - of Newmarket i/t/p Horsley, Gloucester, broadweaver.
sons Thomas, William, Nathaniel and Enoch;   wife (unnamed - still living);   debtor Thomas COOK;   granddaughter Hannah, daughter Mary?   Signed - the mark x of William BRINKETT - with:
Witnesses: the mark x of James WINSLO;   Thomas WILKINS
Sworn before Chas. PALMER, 17 Mar 1810. GRO Ref: 1810/#44.
NB: No known connection with the submitter's family at present.

Contact: Ros Fornaro

 

1810

BRAIN
BUSH
CHILCOT
GAY
GREENAWAY
LANGLEY
LAWRENCE
WILMOT
WILTSHIRE
BUSH, Stephen - of hamlet of oldland coalminer, 1 Dec 1809.
in trust for daughter Sarah*: freehold parcel of ground in Mangotsfield purchased of Mr Stephen BRAIN;   part share in leasehold estate in Oldland.
Trustees: Daniel LAWRENCE* of Bitton, yeoman;   William WILMOT* of Bitton, shopkeeper.
After Sarah's death: brother Aaron BUSH;   sisters: Ann WILTSHIRE of Mangotsfield, widow;   Elizabeth wife of James LANGLEY of Bitton, hostler;   Hannah wife of Robert GREENAWAY of Bitton coalminer;   Sarah wife of William CHILCOT of Bitton engineer and Grace wife of William GAY of Bitton coalminer.
Probate 20 Jun 1810. GRO Ref: 1810/#94.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1810

BENDALL
BINDALL
DAVIES
BENDALL, Isaac, late of Wapley, co. Gloucester. (Ad)
Meshach BENDALL(sg), Mary BENDALL(sg),   John BINDALL(sg),   Joseph BENDALL(sg).
Sealed & Delivered: John DAVIES.
Admin. Gloucester 7 Aug 1810.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1810

BRINKETT
COLLINS
PALMER
BRINKETT, Joseph - of Harley Wood i/t/p Horsley, Gloucester, weaver.
my granddaughter Susannah BRINKETT - five pounds;   my son Joseph BRINKETT - all the rest.
Witness: Susannah COLLINS.
Sworn before Chas. PALMER, 6 Sep 1810. GRO Ref: 1811/#67.
NB: No known connection with the submitter's family at present.

Contact: Ros Fornaro

 

1811

BUSH
BUSH, John - of Bitton, labourer.
leasehold property in Bitton & household goods equally between 3 sons: Thomas BUSH, John BUSH & William BUSH*.
Probate 1811. GRO Ref: 1811/#27 (under £20)

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1812

BISHOP
BROOKS
CUMMINS
HUMPHRYS
RUDDER
WILKINS
BISHOP, John - the Elder of the Parish of Horsley co. Glocester, Yeoman, 29 Apr 1811.
my eldest daughter Mary RUDDER;   my daughter Abi HUMPHRYS;   my daughter Elizabeth BISHOP. my son John BISHOP - all the rest &c. (he also Executor).
Witnesses: George CUMMINS,   Jane BROOKS,   Thomas WILKINS.
Proved 6 Apr 1812. GRO Ref: 1812/#65.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1814

BUSH
PETERSON
BUSH, James - of Beach, maltster, 29 May 1811.
wife Susanna* - all messuage malthouse lands & premises in Bitton & elsewhere. After death of Susanna: son John BUSH;   son in law Peckstone PETERSON - £1000;   daughter Ann - £1000;   son William - £800.
Probate 7 Jun 1814. GRO Ref: 1814/#99 (under £2000)
Note: Will executed by son John BUSH as Susanna pre-deceased her husband.

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1815

BENDALL
BRIDGER
CORNOCK
MERETE
BENDALL, John, of Slimbridge, Yeoman, 18 Sep 1815 [55 Geo III]
wife Sarah*, daughter Elizabeth BENDALL*;   son Giles BENDALL.
Witnesses: ?? MERETE,   ?? CORNOCK,   ?? BRIDGER (the photocopy cuts off their forenames).
Probate 14 Jun 1815  Estate under £200.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1816

BROWN
DARKE
DYER
GILLMAN
HOLBROW
LEDIARD
LEWIS
MALPAS
BROWN, Giles - of Leonard Stanley, gentleman, 1 Dec 1816.
Executors & Trustees: Nathaniel DYER of Nailsworth,   Thomas HOLBROW of Painswick,   my son Samuel BROWN.
Other Beneficiaries: my wife Mary, my son Charles,   my daughter Elizabeth BROWN,   my daughter Mary LEWIS,   my daughter Ann BROWN, my granddaughter Catherine,   my servant Ann MALPAS.
Witnesses: W W DARKE,   Saml B LEDIARD,   Wm GILLMAN.
Codicil: 17 Dec 1816.
Copy in GRO D1512 4/4.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1820

BAILEY
BENDALL
COWLEY
DREW
HUGHES
MERRETT
PEGLER
SAVAGE
WELLS
BENDALL, Samuel, of Coaley otherwise Cowley, yeoman, 29 Nov 1820.
sister Rose MERRETT of Purton i/t/p Berkeley, widow;   sister Mary wife of Edmund BAILEY of Slimbridge, Wheelwright;   children of late brother Daniel BENDALL;   children of late sister Sarah HUGHES;   children of late sister Elizabeth DREW;   Elizabeth wife of Thomas PEGLER of Cam, Hallier (daughter of late wife);   kinsman and kinswoman John COWLEY* and Sarah COWLEY*,   "now residing with me (whom I have brought up and to whose good management and good Condon I am greatly indebted for what I now have)".
Witnesses: John SAVAGE of Coaley, yeoman;   W J WELLS, of Dursley, Attorney at Law.
No date of Probate available.

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1823

BEAMES
BURROUGHS
ECCLESTON
SMEREDON
WILLIAMS
BURROUGHS, Benjamin Gustavus - of the parish of Clifton co. Gloucester, apothecary, 9 Apr 1818.
Died 9 Jan 1823 at Clifton.
to my brother in law John BEAMES Esq. Barrister - all my estates &c. to hold the same … to authorize and empower my dear wife Sarah … to hold and enjoy the same … during the term of her natural life or widowhood …   for the benefit of my children William Gustavus BURROUGHS, John Beames BURROUGHS, Benjamin Gustatvus BURROUGHS, Richard Charles BURROUGHS, Sarah Beames BURROUGHS, Mary Pearson BURROUGHS … then equally amongst them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants … when and as they attain 21.
John BEAMES appointed Executor in Trust.   Signed sealed published and declared by the said Benjamin Gustavus BURROUGHS.
Witnesses: Charles SMEREDON Surgeon Clifton;   Richard ECCLESTON;   Owen WILLIAMS.
Admin. 17 May 1823 granted to Sarah BURROUGHS widow the relict.  PRO Ref: PROB 11/1670.
Marginal Note: readministered 9 Oct 1861 and Letters of Admin. granted to John Beames BURROUGHS one of the Universal Legatees.

Contact: Hugh Mason

 

1823

BRITTEN
BUSH
CRESWICKE
HOLBIN
LYSAGHT
PRESTON
TANNER
BUSH, John - of Bitton, blacksmith, 14 Mar 1823.
wife Mary* - freehold & lifehold houses & lands, stock in trade, farming stock, book debts etc for life.
After her death: eldest son Thomas Thompson BUSH - freehold house, blacksmith's shop, penthouse outhouses garden, orchard etc at Bitton bounded on S by turnpike rd, on W by John HOLBIN's orchard on N & E by land belonging to Mrs Mary PRESTON, & blacksmith tools & iron.
son John Naish BUSH: dau Pamela BUSH: son Daniel BUSH:
1) Two freehold withy beds: one opp. Skuse's Backs across the river Avon in Bitton bounded by the Avon to N, by close of land called Broadmead to S, & by withy bed belonging to Mrs Sarah TANNER, widow to W;   the other (Hop Yard Island) at Bitton bounded by Boyd Brook to N&E, by Holmead to S and by close of land called Lakes belonging to Mary PRESTON to W.
2) Freehold close of land called Harts containing 3a. 3r. in Bitton bounded to N by turnpike rd from Bitton to Bath, to E by close called Sand Mead belonging to Mary PRESTON, to S by rd leading to Fieldgrove Ho. & to W by lands belonging to Capn LYSAGHT, myself & H CRESWICKE Esq.
3) Freehold close of land called Fox's containing 2a. 2r. bounded by Harts to E, land of H CRESWICKE to N, paddock belonging to Mary PRESTON to W, land belonging to Capn LYSAGHT to S.
4) Copyhold lands & premises called Bryants held by copy of court role of the Lord Farmer of the Prebendal Manor of Bitton.
5) Freehold house, outhouses, orchard, garden and premises in the hamlet of Oldland called Jarretts in the occupation of John BRITTEN.
Probate 1 Oct 1823. GRO Ref: 1823/#165 (under £300)

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1824

ATTWOOD
BENDALL
DREW
BENDALL, Jane, late of Cam, widow. (Ad)
son Daniel BENDALL, of Cam, Weaver;   Jopseh ATTWOOD of the same place Tailor and William DREW of Cam Farmer.
Admin. 26 Mar 1824 [14 Geo IV].

Contact: Rosemary Lockie

 

1824

BUSH
BUSH, James - of Bitton, coalminer, 15 Jul 1820.
wife Jane* - all freehold & leasehold messuages, lands, tenements etc and all personal estate.
Probate 11 May 1824. GRO Ref: 1824/#93 (under £20)

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1825

BUSH
BUSH, Aaron - of the hamlet of Oldland yeoman, 23 Jan 1825.
wife (not named) - all personal estate to which he became entitled in her right;   son Aaron BUSH* - all other personal estate.
Probate 11 Feb 1825. GRO Ref: 1825/#22 (under £100)

Contact: Sarah Wright

 

1826

BEARD
COOK
COOKE
CROOME
DAVIES
FRYER
GARLICK
HALLEWELL
MILES
STEVENS
WATTS
BEARD, Thomas - of Leonard Stanley co. Gloucester, clothier, 26 Jun 1824.
messuages, mills, lands &c. at Leonard Stanley by marriage settlement settled on my wife for life, and by bond the interest of 2000£ to my wife also - plate linen, china, musical instruments … with the residue of wine not directed to be disposed of with all spirits for here use.
All my real estate at Leonard Stanley is settled on my (eldest) son John BEARD in tail - I ratify same and he to have all of my real estate except the piece of land known as Popley Gate containing 2 acres and the garden and buildings thereon, which I give to my son George Henry Augustus BEARD, my Trustees to let it and receive all rents for his use during his minority.
Guardians & Trustees: my wife with my friends Joseph WATTS,   Edmund Gilling HALLEWELL,   Henry COOK and Charles BEARD Junr of the Bank of England.
Further Bequests: sum of 2000£ above immediately after my wife's decease to my trustees in trust for my four younger children George Henry Augustus, Marianne, Charlotte and Anne.
Other items to be sold: my house garden lands and premises situate in Kings Stanley purchased of Thomas GARLICK;   my stock consisting of brick, teasles, draught horses and all other horses and cows with other cattle, hay and corn excepting growing crops;   part of my stock of wine amounting to 400£ and the money applied as the produce of my farming stock.
My share in the patent for shearing of cloth that I hold jointly with Mr Thomas MILES in trust for the benefit of my two sons to be divided equally between them.
Neither of my sons shall interfere with the patentee in the management of the patent or the construction of machines and the vending of same.
Codicil: 22 Oct 1824. To my sister Matilda BEARD - 50£;   "I direct that my stock of bricks shall not be sold but used on my estate for the repairation thereof". If my eldest son die without lawful issue before my youngest son George Henry Augustus reaches 21 said estate shall rest in my youngest son.
Executrix: my wife Sarah (altered from my son John BEARD by erasure with pen and signed to this effect).
Witnesses: William FRYER, Eastington;   Edwin COOKE, Stonehouse;   Sarah STEVENS, Leonard Stanley.
Witnesses to codicil: Thomas CROOME,   R S DAVIES, John DAVIES.
Probate 14 Feb 1826, under £12,000. GRO Ref: 1826/#17.
Note: The original of this Will plus Codicil is five pages of larger than A3 size parchment and is of necessity much abridged.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1836

BRIDGES
CHAPPELL
EDMONDS
GLOVER
SLY
SUTTON
BRIDGES, Emmanuel, 5 Oct 1835.
No wife or children mentioned.
Executors: Henry SUTTON gent &   Daniel SLY, Farmer, both of Chedworth - £5 each.
Beneficiaries: brother Levi BRIDGES - 19 guineas;   children of Nathaniel BRIDGES - £10 each;   other nieces & nephews - £1 each.   Rest of estate to be divided between sisters Elizabeth EDMONDS, widow,   Hester CHAPPELL, widow,   Eleanor wife of Lawrence GLOVER, and friend Sarah SLY, spinster, daughter of late Joseph & Mary SLY.
Proved 10 Oct 1836.
See also will of Hester CHAPPELL, 1851.

Contact: Ruth Withers

 

1837

BEARD
HOLBROW
LOCKEY
BEARD, Anna Maria - of Leonard Stanley co. Gloucester, spinster.
my sister Frances LOCKEY;   my brother Charles BEARD;   my brother Paul BEARD;   my sister Matilda BEARD;   my three sisters Matilda, Abiah and Eliza.
Executor: my brother Charles BEARD.
Witnesses: Anthony HOLBROW surgeon Stonehouse;   Sara HOLBROW Leonard Stanley.
Proved 3 May 1837 PRO PROB 11/#1877.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1839

BLISSET
BLISSETT
FREEMAN
BLISSET, Joseph - of Letton Court, Herefs, 21 Feb 1831. Died 5 Oct 1838 at Clifton in Bristol age 71.
dear daur Mary BLISSET, dear daur Jane;   "John FREEMAN formerly of Letton Court by his will";   dear wife Elizabeth BLISSET;   son George BLISSET - land at Grenwich and Bethnal Green, Kent;   dwelling house at Clifton, Bristol;   son Charles - estate at Upton St. Leonards, Gloucs;   "copper trade".
Proved 15 Feb 1839 PCC; Ref FHL#156499 - PCC/Folio 75.
NB: 3rd cousin 6th removed - sjk
Note: Joseph BLISSETT was involved with the John FREEMAN Copper Company in Bristol.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Herefordshire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00804 - rrl

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1849

ALDERWICK
BEARD
CLARKE
DEMPSEY
HUNT
NIBLETT
PROUT
BEARD, George - of Stanley Marsh, Leonard Stanley, signed X 12 Dec 1849.
Beneficiaries: sister Hester HUNT;   brother Richard BEARD;   friend William CLARKE of Leonard Stanley, surveyor, executor;   friend William PROUT of Leonard Stanley, farmer;   nephew by marriage George ALDERWICK;   Harriet NIBLETT, daughter of Betty NIBLETT;   nephew Charles, son of Richard BEARD;   niece Ann, daughter of Hester Hunt, wife of William DEMPSEY.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1851

BLIZARD
HORNETT
JESSOP
NEWMAN
ROBINSON
BLIZARD, Henry Martin - of Cheltenham co. Gloucester, miller, 11 Jan 1851.
Legacies to my brother Walter BLIZARD and his sisters Maria BLIZARD and Augusta Sophia (wife of Mr. Edward ROBINSON) - 19£-19s. sterling each,   and to Miss Arabella NEWMAN daughter of the late Charles Alfred NEWMAN Esq. £19-19s (and) paid by my Executor within 6 calendar months after my decease.
Executor: my father Thomas BLIZARD of Cheltenham, builder;   he also to have R&R ~ Signed ~ Henry Martin BLIZARD.
Witnesses: Robert HORNETT 26 St Pauls Street North Cheltenham,   Walter JESSOP Solr. Cheltenham.
Proved at London 3 Jun 1851 by the oath of Thomas BLIZARD. PRO Ref: 11/#2133.

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1853

(?)EFFIN
BARNES
BRAIN
FUSSELL
GREENLAND
JEFFERIES
LEE
SILMAN
SPICER
STANLEY
WILLIAM
WILLIAMS
BARNES, David - of Siston co. Gloucestershire, yeoman, 2 Jan 1853.
Piece of Ground called Goose Eyre containing 4½ acres situate in Siston in occup'n of George LEE. Also two cottages and gardens in Hamlet of Oldland and Bitton in occup'n of Samuel (?)EFFIN and Francis SPICER - to brother in law Robert WILLIAMS for life and afterwards to form part of my residuary estate.
All personal Estate to my brother in [-law - omitted] (and) after his decease to David BRAIN of Golden Valley in Bitton coalminer and Robert Leonard JEFFERIES of Bridge Yate Siston gentleman upon trust. To sale at auction and invest (only?) £200 and pay interest weekly to my servant Sarah SILMAN for life and after her decease to pay £200.00 to Abraham FUSSELL of Kingswood Hill Oldland cordwainer upon Trust to pay residue monies equally between [1] my nephew Samuel WILLIAMS,   [2] my niece Elizabeth the wife of Daniel GREENLAND,   and   [3] the 3 natural children of my late niece Ann WILLIAM now residing with Daniel GREENLAND (one third each).
Executors: James BRAIN,   and Robert Leonard JEFFERIES.
Witnesses: E FUSSELL,   and Mr B STANLEY Sol Bristol.
Proved at London 1 Dec 1853. PRO Ref: PROB 11/2181.

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1854

AVERY
BAYLIS
BAYLISS
BROWN
CLARKE
HOLT
HOPE
IVIN
JACOB
JAQUES
KENT
PHILLIPPS
PRICE
SAYERS
SMITH
STRANGE
WOODWARD
BAYLISS (or BAYLIS), Joseph - of Quennington [sic] co. Gloucester, labourer, 3 May 1839.
Beneficiaries: my dear wife Frances BAYLISS and my son Joseph BAYLISS.
Executors: Richard SMITH of the City of Oxford gentleman and William CLARKE of Quennington aforesaid farmer.
Witnesses: Richard IVIN,   Robert AVERY, William AVERY.
Probate Information: Joseph BAYLISS died on 9 Apr 1853.   Executors renounced and appointed William James HOLT of of the City of Gloucester gentleman, one of the proctors …   in the Consistory Court of Gloucester to appear before the Worshipful Edward Thomas March PHILLIPPS clerk as their "true and lawful Proctor …"
Witnessed by: Richard SMITH and William CLARKE, in the presence of Henry JACOB (of) Pembroke Street Oxford and Alfred KENT Vicar of Coln St Aldwyns.
Admon. with will annexed: granted 2 Jan 1854 to Joseph BAYLISS the residuary legatee and Frances BAYLISS the widow and tenant for life being dead. Signature to this is unreadable: could be "A. JAQUES".
Other names mentioned: the Reverend Andrew SAYERS Clerk MA Surrogate of the Worshipful Edward Thomas March PHILLIPPS Clerk MA Chancellor of Gloucester, and Thos. HOLT n.p.
An Admin. Bond was issued to Joseph BAYLISS of Quennington co. Gloucester labourer, Charles James PRICE of Fairford co. Gloucs draper and John STRANGE of Quennington aforesaid tea dealer, 2 Jan 17 Vic. [1854] signed & sealed by Thos. WOODWARD, Registry, Gloucester.
Other information of interest: Frances (Fanny) BAYLISS was the daughter of Solomon IVIN and Jane BROWN of Quenington. The main assets mentioned in the will were two freehold cottages, one of which (at the time the will was made 3 May 1839) was occupied by Joseph HOPE.

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1861

BISHOP
BLACKWELL
HUMPHREYS
WINTERBOTHAM
BISHOP, John - of Lutheredge i/t/p of Horsley Gloucestershire Farmer, 28 Aug 1855.
An inventory to be made of my household goods, furniture, books and other household (but not dairy) effects that my wife Elizabeth BISHOP shall select. The residue … to be divided equally between my eleven children: Elizabeth (my natural daughter),   John, Jane, Thomas, Joseph, Mary,Sarah, Benjamin, Martha, Samuel and James.
Executor: Joseph BLACKWELL of Stroud (died in the lifetime of the testator) and my son John BISHOP (of Fonmon Castle, Penmark Gamekeeper).
Witnesses: L W WINTERBOTHAM solicitor Stroud,   C HUMPHREYS his clerk.
Proved 25 Mar 1861 at Gloucester. Effects under £800.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1875

BROWN
GILES
RIMINGTON
SEDGWICK
SHARP
STACKHOUSE
STANTON
VITRE
BROWN, Elizabeth - late of Stainforth York, now of the Hermitage, Halton, Lancaster, widow, 26 Apr 1860.
Executors: Margaret STANTON, Charles Holbrow STANTON.
Beneficiaries: my daughter Isabella STANTON of Cheltenham;   my son-in-law John SHARP of The Hermitage;   my daughter Elizabeth GILES;   my daughter Margaret (wife of John SHARP);   my granddaughter Jane SEDGWICK.
Trustee: Thomas STACKHOUSE of Stainforth (also beneficiary).
Mentions: my late father Josias RIMINGTON (his will dated 25 Mar 1877);   my late husband Thomas BROWN (will dated 23 Jul 1842).
Codicil: 30 Sep 1862. Cites death of daughter Elizabeth GILES, leaving 5 children, Jane, Alice, Kate, Mary Jane and Charles Herbert.
Codicil: 9 Oct 1868. Appoints Edward Denis de VITRE as Trustee in place of Thomas STACKHOUSE.
Copy will and executor's accounts dated 1875 in GRO D1512 5/2.

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