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:-

 

1537

GRIFFITH
GRIFFITH, Thomas - of Berkeley (dispersed)
Probate 1537. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1541

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1541

GRIFFITH
GRIFFITH, William - of … (buried at Salisbury)
Probate Gloucester 1541. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

GOFFE
GOFFE, Richard - 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

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

GYLMIN
GYLMIN, James - 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

GOFFE
GOFFE, Richard - of Berkeley.
sons Larry, Wlm & Francis;   dtr Joane;   Alice [no surname apparently];   wife Alice exec.
Probate 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1546

GRIFFY
GRIFFY, Robert - of Cromhall, husb.
son Thos;   2 sons named Jn;   wife Margt exec.
Probate 1546. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1557

BUTLER
CLOTRBOKE
GOODWYNE
GOODWYNE, William - of Berkeley.
svt Joan CLOTRBOKE;   Thos BUTLER senr & jr;   wife Margt & son Jn execs.
Probate 1557. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1558

BAYLY
BODDYNGE
GRIFFIN
SMYTHE
GRIFFIN, Thomas - of Ham, Berkeley.
childr Edward & Joan;   Wlm BAYLY;   wife Margt & son Rob execs.
Overseers: Jn BODDYNGE,   & Thos SMYTHE of Ham.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1559

GOOTH
GOOTHE
HARROLD
MORS
PHYLLYPS
GOOTHE, John - of Stone.
Edmund GOOTH;   mother;   Rob HARROLD;   sis Margt & Margery;   dtrs Joan, Margt, Alice & Cecily execs.
Overseers: father Matthew GOOTHE,   Thos MORS,   & Wlm PHYLLYPS.
Probate 1559. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1560

BRUTON
GAYNER
MERECKE
GAYNER, John - of Thornbury.
son Jn;   wife Maryane exec.
Overseers: Wlm MERECKE,   & Wlm BRUTON.
Probate 1560. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1561

BENOLDE
BOURFORD
GOODMAN
GROVE
VOWLES
GROVE, John - of Cromhall.
Ellen BOURFORD;   Edward VOWLES.
Executors: Jn GOODMAN,   & Agn BENOLDE.
Probate 1561. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1563

GRIFFIN
MARTIN
MARTYN
GRIFFIN, Thomas - of Cromhall.
son Rob;   dtr Susan;   wife Agn;   father in law Rob MARTIN.
Overseers: Rich MARTYN,   & Edward MARTYN.
Probate 1563. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1564

BAVINTON
BUCHEAR
GRIFFIN
SAVEN
SHEWEN
WODWARD
GRIFFIN, Katherine - of Berkeley.
son Phil;   Agn, & Joan SHEWEN;   Agn BAVINTON;   Kath WODWARD;   Joan dtr of Anthony BUCHEAR;   late husb Wlm BUCHEAR;   son in law Jn SAVEN;   son Jn GRIFFIN exec.
Probate 1564. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1565

BAVNTON
BUCHEAR
EDWARDES
GRYFFYN
GUDRIDGE
MAY
SHEWEN
WODWARD
GRYFFYN, John - of Newport, Berkeley.
Rich EDWARDES;   Joan BUCHEAR;   Michael WODWARD;   bro Phil;   Thos GUDRIDGE;   Agn BAVNTON;   Jn SHEWEN;   Robin MAY;   sis Cath WODWARD exec.
Probate 1565. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1569

GAYNER
GAYNER, William - of Myttfeld, Thornbury.
childr Jn, Rob, Alice, Martha, Joan, & Eliz;   wife Susan exec.
Probate 1569. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1571

BAYLLYE
BODYNG
GREFFYNE
HOWELL
KEMYES
SMYTH
GREFFYNE, Robert - of Ham, Berkeley.
dtrs Margt & Jane;   Wlm BAYLLYE & his childr Jane, Eliz & Thos;   Anncell BODYNG;   Jms KEMYES;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Wlm HOWELL,   & Jn SMYTH.
Probate 1571. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1574

ATHOMAS
BAYLY
BOYES
BYRCOM
CLARKE
GELLMAN
GILMAN
LYNCHE
PACHE
RUSSELL
SKEGE
WETHER
GILMAN, William - of Nupton, Rockhampton.
Rob SKEGE;   Jevlys CLARKE;   bros Henry & Jn;   Jms GELLMAN;   Wlm BOYES;   Mary, & Joan BYRCOM;   godson Wlm PACHE;   Wlm ATHOMAS;   Rich PACHE;   Thos WETHER;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: Edward BAYLY,   Thos RUSSELL,   & Thos LYNCHE.
Probate 1574. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1589

BROWNE
COOLIMORE
GOFFE
GROVE
HOWLBROCKE
JONES
WHITING
GROVE, John - of Tytherington, yeo.
wife Margery;   dtr Agn;   dtr Judith JONES;   2 sons named Rich;   Eliz dtr of Rich GROVE;   Joan dtr of Abraham COOLIMORE;   Morris, & Joan childr of Henry JONES;   Thos HOWLBROCKE;   Margt GOFFE, & Susanna WHITING;   dtr Ellen exec.
Overseers: Wlm BROWNE,   & son Rich GROVE jr.
Probate 1589. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1590

COLYE
GANDERTON
GANDERTON, Gilbert - of Sheperden, Rockhampton, weaver.
bro Wlm GANDERTON & his dtr Joan;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Wlm COLYE & Rich GANDERTON.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1590

GETES
GETTES
OVEN
PACHE
PANNER
SIMKERS
THORENE
THORNE
GETES, Robert - of Thornbury, husb.
godson Thos OVEN;   bro in law Wlm THORENE;   Rob PANNER;   Agn SIMKERS;   Francis GETTES;   wife Kath exec.
Overseers: Jn PACHE,   & Wlm THORNE.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1592

GRAILE
GRAILE, Robert - of Cromhall.
sons Jn & Wlm;   wife exec.
Probate 1592. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1592

AGROVE
BRUTON
GROVE
WILLINSON
WILLINTON
GROVE, Richard - of Oldbury.
sis Ellen AGROVE;   childr of Wlm WILLINTON;   childr of bros Jn & Rich AGROVE;   childr of 2 sisters;   Rich AGROVE exec.
Witnesses: Wlm BRUTON,   & Joan WILLINSON.
Probate 1592. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1594

BREWTON
BROWNE
COLLYMORE
GROVE
HILL
JONES
LACY
PULLEN
SMYTH
GROVE, Richard - of Tytherington.
childr Eliz, Nicholas, & Helen;   bros in law Wlm, Nicholas,& Jn SMYTH;   sisters in law Joan, & Helen SMYTH;   childr of sis Judith JONES;   childr of bro Thos GROVE;   Wlm son of Wlm BREWTON of Ichington;   Rich son of Jn HILL;   childr of Abraham COLLYMORE;   wife Edith exec.
Witnesses: Jn LACY,   Jms PULLEN,   Wlm BROWNE,   & Wlm BREWTON.
Probate 1594. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1590-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1594

AGROVE
COLE
FARR
GROVE
JENKYNS
MAYO
MILLARD
WATTS
GROVE, Mary - of Bockover, Thornbury.
bro Henry AGROVE;   sis Susan JENKYNS;   bro in law Nichls JENKYNS;   Kath dtr of Rich COLE;   Ellen MAYO;   Kath FARR;   Mary MILLARD;   bro Rich GROVE exec.
Witnesses: Rich GROVE,   Rich COLE,   Wlm FARR,   & Dan WATTS.
Probate 1594. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1597

BARLYE
CAMPTNES
GRAYE
GYRGYFEILL
PULLEY
GRAYE, Christopher - of Tockington, Olveston, husb.
poor of Almondsbury;   Margt PULLEY;   wife Margt exec.
Witnesses: Wlm CAMPTNES,   Jn BARLYE,   & Wlm GYRGYFEILL.
Probate 1597. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1600

CHAMPNEYS
CLARKE
DYMR
GOODMAN
GRAFTON
ORCHARD
POWELL
WORLOCKE
GRAFTON, Thomas - of Alveston.
land in Ircote to son Jn;   son Edward;   dtr Anne;   childr Thos, Jn, Wlm, Margery & Mary;   their grdfthr Thos ORCHARD,   & uncle Wlm ORCHARD;   cousins Joan, Anne, Mary,   & Eliz WORLOCKE;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Rich ORCHARD,   Edmund CHAMPNEYS of Littleton,   & Thos DYMR ye of Alveston.
Witnesses: Roger POWELL,   Jn GOODMAN,   & Giles CLARKE.
Probate 1600. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1601

CULLIMORE
GROVE
PULLEN
STITCH
GROVE, Thomas - of Tytherington.
childr Joan, Mary, & Jn;   Abraham CULLIMORE;   sisters Judith & Agn;   bro Jn GROVE & his dtr Cath;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: Jn PULLEN,   & Oswald STITCH.
Probate 1601. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1605

COLWELL
GENNINGS
PAST
RODMAN
TAYLER
TAYLOR
GENNINGS, Thomas - of Wickwar.
childr Jn, Edie, & Joan;   sis Avis;   wife exec.
Overseers: Wlm PAST,   & Jn TAYLER.
Witnesses: Rich COLWELL,   & Thos TAYLOR alias RODMAN.
Probate 1605. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1608

GRAINGER
HOBBS
OCKBORN
TAYER
WOOD
WYLLKOXE
GRAINGER, Henry - of Thornbury, weaver.
dtr Kath;   sis Jane;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: Rich WYLLKOXE,   & Jn HOBBS.
Witnesses: Thos WOOD,   Rich TAYER,   & Wlm OCKBORN.
Probate 1608. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1609

BUDINGE
GILES
SEGER
GILES, Thomas - of "Oldson". (I)
Inventory by: Thos BUDINGE & Thos. SEGER.
Probate 1609. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
Note: Apparently no wills survive for this year, as only inventories were found.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1610

GILLET
PEERS
GILLET, John - of Olveston.
son Thos;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseer: uncle Wlm PEERS.
Probate 1610. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1610

ARTHRINGTON
BAYNTON
BERRY
GREENE
PULLEN
SMYTH
WATTS
GREENE, Robert - of Alveston.
dtr Susan, & Hobbs PULLEN;   childr Wlm & Ellen execs.
Overseers: Thos SMYTH,   & Rich WATTS of Ircott.
Witnesses: Thos ARTHRINGTON,   Wlm BERRY,   & Thos BAYNTON.
Probate 1610. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1611

BROWNE
EDMONDS
GARLAND
USSELES
GARLAND, William - of Olveston, singleman.
kinsman Thos EDMONDS & his 3 childr;   Joan BROWNE of Henbury;   father Jn GARLAND exec.
Witness: Jn USSELES.
Probate 1611. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1611

ADYE
CRANDELL
GRIMSTON
JONES
OGBORNE
GRIMSTON, Thomas - of Kynton, gent.
wifes kinsman Wlm CRANDELL;   lease at Oldbury;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: Jn ADYE,   & Wlm OGBORNE.
Witnesses: Jn JONES of Greenhowse.
Probate 1611. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1612

BY
CAMP
COOK
DIER
GREENE
HARIS
HICK
HOLLWAY
JAME
SEAGER
SEGER
STOOKS
WASBROW
WOULLAN
GREENE, Henry - of Henbury, Gloucestershire, 17 Dec 1611.
to Daster (daughter) agnes ten pounds, daster alles ten pounds, (daughter?) Elyzabeth ten pounds (all) to be payd at the adge of aytteen yeares;   to my sonn John ten pounds … to be payd at the adg of aytteen yeares;   all the rest to my wif agnes hom I mak my howll excequtr[ix].
the deats that is owed unto me is thes John JAME …   John COOK …   William HICK …   John CAMP …   William HARIS …   John WASBROW the younger …   Robert BY …   William STOOKS … The deats that I Do ow …   James SEAGER …   Morris WOULLAN … mor I do ow unto my Daster alles two sheep that was given by and Delevered of her godfather.
Witnesses: 'ar thes' John DIER.
Overseers: I appoint James SEGER and John HOLLWAY.   [signed] Henrie GREENE.
Probate 21 Jan 1611/2; Bristol Wills.

Contact: Johan Winsser

 

1615

CROOME
GREENE
MORTON
PULLEN
SMITH
GREENE, William - of Littleton.
Peter CROOME & his childr Rich, Jn & Eliz;   bro in law Hobbs PULLEN of Tytherington & his 4 childr;   late father Rob GREENE;   Eliz dtr of Rich SMITH of Littleton;   Joan PULLEN, & Thos MORTON svts of Peter CROOME;   sis Ellen GREENE.
Witness: Thos SMITH.
Probate 1615. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1616

ATTWELLS
GOODMAN
WEBB
WEST
WILKINS
GOODMAN, Edward - of Cromhall, husb 1616.
kinswm Jane WILKINS;   godson Edw GOODMAN;   sis Perpet;   Rich WEST;   dtrs Mary & Jane;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: Jn ATTWELLS,   Henry GOODMAN,   & Brice WEBB.
Probate 1616. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1615-1624]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1617

GODDEN
GREENE
GODDEN, John - of Olveston.
dtrs Ellen & Margt;   wife exec.
Overseer: Ralph GREENE vicar.
Probate 1617. Researched from LDS Film #0091319.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1617

BRUTON
BURTON
DIMERYE
GRAFTON
HUNT
ORCHARD
PRIGE
WYSSE
GRAFTON, John - of Hope i/t/p Thornbury, co. Gloster, deposed 9 Jul 1613.
First (sic) to my brother in lawe Thomas BURTON - all my apparrell;   Item: to Marie BURTON (daughter of my brother in lawe Thomas BURTON) - "five poundes of money to be paid … within one yeare which five pounds Thomas PRIGE of Jockose oweth me (also) "one fether bed and benlster one payer of sheets one cover lid my Bible one silver spoone";   Item: to John BURTON (sone of my brother in lawe Thomas BURTON) - three poundes … within one yeare which three poundes my mother Alice GRAFTON oweth me (also) "one silver spoone and twoe platters and three bookes a Testament Psalter and the playne mans pathwaye to heaven";   Item: to Thomas PRIGE - my fowlinge peece;   Item: to my brother William GRAFTON - "my worde";   Item: to my sister Anne BRUTON - my mare and all my other goods unbequeathed and make her my sole Executrix.
Overseers: my uncle Richard ORCHARD of Littelsod[bury] and Thomas DIMERYE of Alistone.
Witnesses: Thomas WYSSE and Mary HUNTes marke.
Proved 21 Jun 1617 at London by sister Anne BURTON. PRO Ref: PROB 11/129.

Contact: Johan Winsser

 

1618

CROTE
GODDING
MILDMAY
GODDING, John - of Morton, Thornbury, husb.
childr Wlm & Mary;   wife Ellen exec.
Overseers: Wlm MILDMAY,   & Wlm CROTE.
Probate 1618. Researched from LDS Film #0091319.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1618

DOODING
GYLES
MIDDELTON
MIDDLETON
RAINE
GYLES, Thomas - of Winterbourne, Gloucs, husbandman, 7 Oct 1618.
Bequests: to my daughters Alice and Joane, my daughter Elizabeth, and my daughter Margarett.
Executrix: my wife Edith.
Overseers: John MIDDLETON and John DOODING of Winterbourne.   Testator signs Thomas (X) GYLES.
Witnesses: Jhon MIDDELTON;   John (X) DOODING;   Willm RAINE.
Proved 27 Oct 1618 at Winterbourne. Bristol Consistory Court.

Contact: Crandall Family Association

 

1619

FISHER
GARDINER
TAYLOR
GARDINER, Edward - of English Bicknor, yeo.
father Jn GARDINER;   cous Jn FISHER;   bro in law Jn TAYLOR;   wife;   sons Wlm & Jn GARDINER execs.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

BROWNE
GILBERT
SANDFORD
TRAFULL
WARD
GILBERT alias TRAFULL, William - of Leonard Stanley, laborer.
bro in law Wlm BROWNE;   bro Owen;   wife Elnr exec.
Overseers: Thos SANDFORD,   & Gyles WARD.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

GILL
RANDLE
SOLLERS
GILL, Thomas - of Cranham, yeo. (+)
father Rich GILL of Sneadham;   childr Sam, Wlm, Ann & Abigail;   wife Sybell exec.
Overseers: Jn SOLLERS,   & Gyles RANDLE.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

DARKE
DAVIES
GILMAN
HOWELL
LUCAS
GILMAN, Jane - of Slimbridge, widow. (+)
son Anth;   dtr Alice wife of Rob DARKE;   son Rich & his childr Rich & Eliz;   son Jn & his dtr Margy;   dtr in law Agn;   son Wlm & his wife Margt;   Kath dtr of Wilm GILMAN;   sis Margy HOWELL;   Rich son of Wlm HOWELL. son in law Rob DARKE of Buckleshill, Old Sodbury exec.
Overseers: Thos DAVIES yeo,   & Rich LUCAS.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

DEMINGE
GODFREY
SMITH
STONES
GODFREY, John - of Berkeley, husb.
childr Judith, Jn, Alice & Rob;   son Wlm exec.
Overseers: Thos DEMINGE,   Jn STONES,   & Thos SMITH.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

GOUGHE
GUISE
GOUGHE, Thomas - of Nasse, Lydney. (+)
bros in law Wlm GUISE esq of Elmore, & Wlm GUISE esq of Gloucester execs.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BAKER
BLOCKLEY
BUNTING
GREENE
NORRIS
PHICKETT
SMITH
GREENE, Joan - of Sherborne, widow.
dtr Margt & her husb Jn BUNTING, their childr Jn & Elnr;   son Thos GREENE & his childr Rich & Margt;   Dorothy, Elnr & Agn GREENE;   Mary wife of Jn SMITH & their 3 child;   Agn PHICKETT;   sis Eliz NORRIS;   son Thos exec.
Overseers: Rich BAKER,   & Giles BLOCKLEY.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

ADDAMS
ARDEN
COMELY
GREENE
HARBERT
HATHERELL
NICHOLSON
STEVENS
GREENE, John - of Fairford, husb.
widow GREENEs 5 childr;   4 childr of Wlm ADDAMS;   3 childr of Jn COMELYs;   Eliz STEVENS of Cireter;   Margt HARBERT;   Edith HATHERELL;   Jn son of Wlm GREENE.
Witnesses: Chris NICHOLSON, vicar,   & Thos ARDEN.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

GREENE
JACOB
JEFFREY
MARTIN
GREENE, Robert - of Wapley, husb. (+)
Wlm, Jane & Rob MARTIN;   dtrs Margt & Mary;   son in law Chris JEFFREY exec.
Overseers: Jn JEFFREY,   & Thos JACOB.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BUTLER
ESSINGTON
FARR
GREEN
GREENHALF
LISELY
NICOLSON
TAYLOR
TRINDER
GREENHALF, Elizabeth - of Southrop, widow. (+)
sons Drew (?) & Wlm GREENHALF;   dtr Alice wife of Jn FARR of Shipford;   dtr Eliz wife of Thos TRINDER;   dtr Johane wife of Jn ESSINGTON;   dtr Margt wife of Jn LISELY;   dtr Margy wife of Wlm ESSINGTON;   Jms TAYLOR;   Thos & Margy childr of Jn ESSINGTON;   Jn Jr & Alice ESSINGTON;   Rob FARR;   Margy, Jane & Rob LISELY;   Jn BUTLER;   Martha, Jane, Mary & Jn childr of Wlm GREENHALF;   Margt wife of Thos GREENHALF;   Edw, Wlm, Elnr, Margt, Eliz & Margy TRINDER;   Jane & Alice dtr of Wlm ESSINGTON;   Jms GREENHALF youngest son, & his son Wlm;   Thos GREEN of Broughton, carp;   sons Thos & Jms GREENHALF execs.
Overseers: Chris NICOLSON vicar of Southrop,   & Jn ESSINGTON senr of Fyfield.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

ANDREWS
COLE
GARDENER
GARDNER
GREENING
HILL
JOBBINS
KIRKMAN
LOVELL
PURNELL
GREENING, Alice - of Wick, Berkeley, widow.
dtr in law Abgl GREENING;   sons dtr Hannah GREENING;   svt Ann JOBBINS;   knswm Alice GARDENER;   Walt PURNELL;   gddtr Alice PURNELL;   Rob JOBBINS wife;   Mary dtr Thos GREENING;   Mary dtr Rich GREENING;   Mary ANDREWS;   Giles & Thos GARDNER;   kinsman Thos GREENING of Peakington;   goddtr Alice LOVELL;   Thos KIRKMAN;   kinsmn Rich GREENING;   Jn GREENING exec.
Overseers: Jon COLE of Swanley,   Jn HILL of Wirk,   & Thos GREENING of Newtown.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

FLOUCK
FLOUCKE
GREENING
GREENWAY
MILTON
GREENING, Richard - of Walton, Deerhurst, yeo.
sons Jn & Thos;   son Wlm & his son Jn;   dtr Joan wife of Wlm MILTON & her 4 childr;   dtr Eliz wife of Thos GREENWAY & her 2 childr;   dtr Susanna wife of Edw FLOUCKE;   son Rich & his sons Wlm & Rich;   bro Jn GREENING;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: son Rich, & Rich FLOUCK of Garrall Well.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

GREVESTOCK
HARRIS
GREVESTOCK, George - of Hempsted, weaver.
wife Ann;   childr Jn & Joan.
Overseers: father, & Wlm HARRIS, bro in law.
Witness: Jn GREVESTOCK minister,   Wlm HARRIS,   & Jn GREVESTOCK jr.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BROWN
GRUBB
PEARCE
WOOD
GRUBB, Alice - of Tetbury. (+)
Jn, Wlm BROWN of Somerford & their bro Thos;   Danl PEARCE of Downe & his bro Rob;   Toby, Eline & Grace PEARCE;   Rob bro of Jn BROWN of Churchdown;   knsmn Jn BROWN of Churchdowne exec.
Overseers: Thos WOOD,   & Jn BROWN of Somersford.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BORYS
GUNNING
PALMER
GUNNING, Robert - of residence unknown.
childr Walt, Thos & Ellen;   dtr Eliz BORYS;   Rob PALMER;   wife exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1620

ATWELS
GOODMAN
WEBB
GOODMAN, Henry - of Cromhall 1620.
child: Thos, Jn, Edw, Jms, Adam, Margt, Agn, Frances, & Eliz;   wife exec.
Overseers: Jn ATWELS,   Brice WEBB,   & bro Jn GOODMAN.
Probate 1620. Researched from LDS Film #0091319.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1615-1624]

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1622

BAKER
CROME
GRIFFIN
GRIFFIN, Thomas - of Cromhall 1622.
sons Rob & Thos;   bros Jn & Rich GRIFFIN;   sis Eliz & Susan GRIFFIN;   wife Prudence exec.
Overseers: Rob CROME,   Jn BAKER,   & Rob GRIFFIN.
Probate 1622. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1615-1624]

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1622

GRIFFIN
GRIFFIN, Charles - of Thornbury.
wife Margt exec.
Probate 1622. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

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1623

BRACIE
FIELD
GOODMAN
SYNAM
TOMES
GOODMAN, John - of Tockington, Olveston.
childr;   wife Elnr exec.
Overseers: Jn TOMES,   & Thos SYNAM.
Witnesses: Anthony FIELD,   Edward GOODMAN,   Joan BRACIE,   & Faith FIELD.
Probate 1623. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1624

BARTLEY
FIELD
GOODMAN
SHERMAN
SYNAM
TOMES
GOODMAN, Eleanor - of Tockington, Olveston, widow.
Jane TOMES senr & jr;   sons Edward & Jn GOODMAN;   Sara SYNAM;   dtr Winifred BARTLEY & her 2 childr;   childr of son in law Jn TOMES;   childr of son in law Jn BARTLEY;   son in law Thos SYNAM.
Executors: dtr Alice GOODMAN,   & Jn TOMES.
Overseers: Anthony FIELD,   & Thos SHERMAN.
Probate 1624. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1625

GROMADGE
MANSELL
SEGAR
SMITHE
GROMADGE, Nicholas - of Olveston, mason.
mentions only his wife.
Witnesses: Thos MANSELL,   Jn SMITHE,   & Rich SEGAR.
Probate 1625. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1625

BOULTON
CULLYMORE
GROMEDGE
HAINES
WADE
WEBB
WEYMAN
GROMEDGE, Eleanor - of Olveston, widow.
Joan CULLYMORE;   svt Jn WADE;   late husb Nichls GROMEDGE;   exec kinswmn Joan WEBB.
Overseers: Thos HAINES of Olveston,   & Wlm BOULTON senr of Hasell.
Witness: Rich WEYMAN.
Probate 1625. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1625

BRIDGES
DEVERELL
GERVASE
HALLIER
GERVASE, William - of Winterbourne, Gloucs, yeoman, 7 Sep 1625.
To the church of Winterbourne 3s.4d. and to the poor of Winterbourne 2s.;   to my son-in-law William HALLIER - £8;   to my two daughters Margarett and Joane - the lining in the coffer which stands by my bed;   to my daughter Joane - the bed I lie in, a coverlet, etc.;   to my son Thomas - a bed and a table board (also) £20.
Executor: my son John - he to have all the rest.
Overseers: my sons-in-law William HALLIER and Thomas DEVERELL.   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: Richard BRIDGES clericus,   William (X) HALLIER,   Thomas (X) DEVERELL.
Proved at London 8 Feb 1625 by John GERVASE, son and  executor of the deceased. PRO Ref: PROB 11/148.

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1626-29

BENTON
BROKEBANCKE
CLAY
CUMBERLAND
DUNN
GILLMAN
HADDON
HAINES
HAND
KING
LOWESSWELL
MILLINGTON
WALTON
WOODHOUSE
GILLMAN, John - of Whitechapel, MDX, yeo.
wife Julian;   house in Slimbridge co. Gloucester to sis Joan GILLMAN;   Mary CLAY alias WOODHOUSE;   Lawrence HAND clothdrawer in Fetter Lane;   Wlm son of Henry WALTON;   Wlm HAINES;   Jn HADDON;   Wlm BENTON of [Great] Parndon, Essex;   Jn LOWESSWELL of Harlow, Essex;   Joseph KING bro of Jn KING silkweaver;   Rob DUNN tailor in Tuttle St.
Executors: Henry WALTON &   Rob CUMBERLAND.
Witnesses: Jms MILLINGTON &   Rich BROKEBANCKE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jan 1625/6-Dec 1629: Vol 25, f177.

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1627

ATWELLS
COLWELL
DYER
GWATKINS
HAWKESWORTH
HIGGINS
HILL
LIMBRICKE
MALLOT
PEARCE
POINTZ
RUSSELL
STONES
TAYLOR
THURSTON
GWATKINS, William - of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, gent., 12 Dec 1626 [2 Chas I]
my daughter Dorothie HILL wife to Moore HILL - that tenement … which Richard ATWELLS of Thornbury gent holdeth of me in Hope i/t/p Thornbury;   sonne in Lawe Edward THURSTON;   my daughter Anne GWATKINS - that tenement and lands… which Thomas TAYLOR husband[man] … (also) fiftie poundes in monie … one yeare next after my decease if she marry William RUSSELL of Rockhampton yeoman, and not otherwise…   to Elizabeth DYER (daughter to my daughter Elizabath DYER) - that tenement and lands …;   which William PEARCE husband[man] holdeth of me in Hope aforesaid …   my daughter Judith THURSTON - tything of Kington and borough of Thornbury John STONES of Moreton deceased …   Edward HIGGINS yeoman …   Jane THURSTON (daughter of my daughter Judith) …   my daughter Elizabeth DYER's two youngest children - £5 apeece …  
Sole Executors: Jane THURSTON (daughter of my son in law Edward THURSTON) and Elizabeth DYER (daughter of my sonne in lawe William DYER) - they to have all the rest of my goodes Jewells …  
Overseers: the right worshipfull my honorable good friend Sir Robert POINTZ knight,   Arthur COLWELL gent,   John LIMBRICKE gent,   and my sonne in law Edward THURSTON. William GWATKINS his marke, with:-
Witnesses: Peter HAWKESWORTH,   William MALLOT his marke,   Moore HILL.
Proved 31 Jan 1627 - PCC. PRO Ref: PROB 11/151.
Note: Admin. to Edward THURSTON "durante minori etate Jane THURSTON et Elizabeth DYER" (they were still minors, presumably under 21).
William died 21 Dec 1626 "Gent aged 80" - recorded in Bigland.

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1627

BRIANT
CHAMPION
GEAST
GEASTE
GEST
GUEST
HILL
TUCKER
GEAST, Robert - of Downing, parish of Mangotsfield, Gloucs, yeoman, 6 Jun 1621.
To the poor of Mangotsfield - £5;   to my wife Elizabeth GEASTE - £50 on condition that she admit my eldest daughter Mary to come into her house;   to my wife - plate, 1/3 of my brass and pewter, living, bedding, etc.;   to my daughter Elizabeth GEAST - £60 to be employed by my overseers until marriage (also) one silver bowl and 3 silver spoons;   to my mother Joane GUEST - £10;   to my brother Richard GEASTE and my brother Humfrey GEASTE - £20 apiece and my wearing apparel;   to my eldest daughter Mary - my best bed and other furniture, 1/3 of my brass and pewter, etc.
Sole Executrix: my daughter Mary GEAST - she to have the rest.
Overseers: my brother-in-law Peter HILL,   Edmond TUCKER,   and Richard CHAMPION.   Testator signs.
Witnesses: Richard GEST,   Richard CHAMPION,   Henry BRIANT.
Proved at London 17 Jul 1627 by Mary GEAST, daughter of said  deceased. PRO Ref: PROB 11/138.

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1627

GIFFORD
HOLLISTER
HUGGINS
MILES
PACKSTAFE
PRIGG
GIFFORD, James - of Pucklechurch, Gloucs., 16 Dec 1626.
to my wife Maude - my whole estate, to pay my three daughters (unnamed) £20 apiece;   she also to be executor.
Overseers: Edward MILES,   Thomas HOLLISTER,   Thomas PRIGG.   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: Gaff HUGGINS,   William PACKSTAFE.
Proved at Gloucester 1 Dec 1627. GRO Ref: 1627/#72.

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1628

CROME
GAINER
GRIFFIN
TAYLOR
GRIFFIN, Robert - of Cromhall.
bros Rich & Jn;   Thos, & Agn TAYLOR;   Thos GAINER;   Oswald CROME;   Wlm, Joan, & Agn GRIFFIN;   Rob & Thos sons of Prudence GRIFFIN;   Prudence GRIFFIN exec.
Probate 1628. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1625-1635]

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1630

GRAFTON
GRAFTON, Thomas - of Halmer, Berkeley, Gloucestershire.
Probate 1630. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1630

ATWOOD
ENGLAND
GREGORIE
GREGORY
HARFORD
NOYMARD
SIFFORD
WEBB
WESTON
GREGORIE, Edward - of Pucklechurch, Gloucs, 12 Jun 1628.
To the poor of Pucklechurch - 10s.;   to my son Robert GREGORIE - all my bedsteads, etc.;   my wife Ellyn shall have the use of and occupation thereof during her natural life;   to my son Robert - my messuage called Barnes lying in the parish of Pucklechurch, provided that he pay Ellyn an annuity of £6;   to my son John GREGORY all my grounds called Newleaze in the parish of Westerleigh, provided he pay an annuity of £3 to my wife;   to my son John - my little silver cup;   to my son Robert - my messuage and lands in Hambrook, parish of Winterbourne, Gloucs, he to permit my daughter Frances WESTON to hold some part and parcel of said premises also to pay her an annuity of £7;   to Ellyn WEBB (daughter of Willyam WEBB of Chew, Somerset) - £30 which is in the hands of said William already: if she die before marriage or age 21 it to be divided between William's other children by my daughter his wife;   to Sara and Mary ATWOOD (daughters of Willyam ATWOOD of Frampton Cotterell - £15 apiece, at 21 or marriage: if they die before, then it be divided among rest of Willyam's children by my daughter his wife;   to Elianor and Edith SIFFORD (daughters of John SIFFORD of the parish of Wick and Abson, Gloucs - £15 apiece: if they die before marriage or 21 then divided among the rest of John's children by my daughter his wife;   to Edward WEBB (son of John WEBB of Chew Stoke, Somerset) - £10, at 21 or marriage;   if he dies before, &c. by my daughter his late wife deceased;   to my household servants - 5s. apiece.
Executor: my son Robert GREGORIE - he to have the rest.
Overseers: Marke HARFORD of Marshfield, my son John GREGORIE;   my sons-in-law Willyam WEBB and John SIFFORD.   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: James (X) NOYMARD als. ENGLAND,   Thomas ATWOOD.
Proved at London 9 Jun 1630 by Robert GREGORY, son and executor. PRO  Ref: PROB 11/157.

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1631

GAYNER
GAYNER, William - of Thornbury, blacksmith.
sons Wlm, Jn , & Rich;   dtr Alice;   wife Margt.
Probate 1631. Researched from LDS Film #0091322.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1625-1635]

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1631

GIFFORD
GREGORIE
GYFFORD
STRANG
WINTER
GIFFORD, John - of Abson, Gloucs.
To be buried in the churchyard of Abson.
to daughter Dorothy - £30 paid within one year after my decease;   to daughter Marie - £5;   to daughter Jane - £5;   to daughter Ellnor - £10.
Whereas I have bought of Sir John WINTER of Lydney my messuage and tenement, my wife Joane shall have use of (it) during her life, my daughters having the moiety of it. Rest to wife Joane, whom I make my whole executrix.
Overseers: Edward STRANG of Siston, Gloucs, yeoman, and Robert GREGORIE of Pucklechurch, yeoman.   Signed John GYFFORD.
Proved at Gloucester 10 Nov 1631.

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1634

GOUGH
MANSELL
SMITH
TAYLOR
GOUGH, John - of Alveston, mason.
dtrs Eliz, Matthew & Susanna;   wife Jane exec.
Overseers: Landras TAYLOR,   & Thos SMITH.
Witness: Thos MANSELL.
Probate 1634. Researched from LDS Film #0091322.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1635

DIKE
EWEN
FISHER
GRIFFIN
MAIOR
OSBORNE
GRIFFIN, John - late of Bristol, freemason.
landlord Mr Sam OSBORNE merchantaylor;   Edward FISHER;   Mr DIKE;   uncle Morre.
Witnesses: Sam MAIOR,   Ralph EWEN &   Anne OSBORNE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London c1635: Vol 27, f380.

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1636

FARMER
GRANT
GRANT, Edward - of Hambrooke, Winterbourne, Gloucs, 2 Aug 1636.
to my daughter Margaret GRANT - 20s.;   to my daughter Sarah - £5, both to be paid within a year after my decease;   to my wife Margerie GRANT - all the rest, "not doubting that she will bring up those small children I have had by her in the fear of God".   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: Arthur FARMER, Rayhe FARMER.
Proved 4 Nov 1636.

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1638

COOCKER
GAYNER
HOBES
HOWLE
JONES
PAMMER
RUSSELL
SAMMERS
WHITE
GAYNER, Thomas - of Thornbury, husb.
clerks Jn PAMMER, & Jn SAMMERS;   bros Rich & Jn ;   dtr of Jn GAYNER;   sis Alice HOBES, & her dtr Jane COOCKER;   Jn WHITE jr;   Wlm GAYNER & his childr Wlm, Rich, Jn & Alice;   Wlm HOWLE, weaver, son of sis Margt;   bro Bartholomew exec.
Overseers: Jn JONES jr,   & Rich RUSSELL of Littleton on Severn.
Probate 1638. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1639

DIER
FFIELD
GOODMAN
HEENE
HOLLESTER
SHARMAN
GOODMAN, Edward - of Olveston.
son Jn;   6 dtrs;   wife Margt exec.
Overseers: Mr Jms HEENE,   & Jn DIER.
Witnesses: Anthony FFIELD,   Thos SHARMAN,   & Thos HOLLESTER.
Probate 1639. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1639

BATT
BROWNE
GREENE
HAINES
HANCOCK
KEMPE
SAMPSON
SEAGER
SMITH
TOVYE
GREENE, Ralph - of Olveston, vicar & clerk.
wife Penelope;   son in law Edward SAMPSON & his Mary & sons Jn & Ralph;   relatives Thos, Edward, & Tamison BROWNE;   dtr Joan TOVYE;   dtr Bridget & her dtrs Agn, Eliz & Mary;   svts Agn SMITH, & Jn HANCOCK;   library in Bristol;   Mr Wlm KEMPE, & Mr BATT, ministers;   grandson Thos SEAGER;   Thos HAINES clerk;   dtr Bridget SEAGER exec.
Overseers: Dr GREENE,   Wlm BROWNE,   & Thos BROWNE.
Probate 1639. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1640

BRADBOURNE
COALEY
GEORGE
GREENE
HAWTON
KIRKE
LANGHAM
SNEAD
TWADY
YOUNGE
GEORGE, William - of St Margaret Westminster, Clerk of His Majesties Wardrobe.
house in Cirencester to son Jn;   sons Wlm, Rich, Endimion, Chas &   Jms;   Eliz wife of bro Jn GEORGE esq of Cirencester, co Gloucester;   Geo KIRKE esq;   Edward BRADBOURNE gent;   Elnr wife of svt Sam GREENE;   svt Francis TWADY;   bros svt Jn HAWTON;   Thos COALEY.
Executors: Wlm LANGHAM gent & barbersurgeon &   Jn YOUNGE of St Andrew Wardrobe gent, his majesties svt.
Overseers: bro Jn GEORGE &   Jn SNEAD of Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire clerk.
Proved in the Royal Peculiar Court of the Dean & Chapter of Westminster  c1640: Todd, f45.

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1643

FRITH
GRANGER
HARE
STONIER
GRANGER, William - of Stow on the Wold, co. Gloucester, freemason, on voyage to East India.
brother Robert GRANGER;   mother Anne GRANGER widow of Stow.
Executor: sister Anne GRANGER.
Witnesses: John HARE, Wlm FRITH & Edwd STONIER.
Proved 1643, Archdeaconry Court of London; original wills.

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1647

ATTWOOD
BATT
BROWNE
GODDARD
MANSELL
MARKEY
STANDFAST
VEEL
GODDARD, Margaret - of Alveston, widow.
son Thos VEEL & his dtrs Susanna, Elnr & Dorothy;   son Peter VEEL;   dtr Mary wife of son Wlm ATTWOOD;   cousin Wlm VEEL & his wife Eliz;   cousins Nichls, Thos & Mary VEEL;   svt Jane MARKEY;   dtr Margt STANDFAST & her 5 childr;   cousin Wlm BROWNE gent exec.
Overseers: Wlm BATT,   & Thos MANSELL senr.
Witness: Rich STANDFAST.
Probate 1647. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1649

GRIFFIN
GRIFFITH
GRIFFIN, John - of Cromhall, broadweaver. (recorded as GRIFFITH in index / supposedly missing)
childr Jn, Eliz, & Ann;   present wife Edith exec.
Probate 1649. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1649

EWY
GAYNER
RUSSELL
GAYNER, Richard - of Falfield, Thornbury. (supposedly missing according to index)
childr Phil, Nathaniel, Giles, Agn, & Mary;   grandson Jn RUSSELL;   wife Martha exec.
Overseers: Barholomew GAYNER,   & Thos EWY.
Probate 1649. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1651

BURNELL
CHAMPUEIS
CHAMPURIS
CLARKE
DYMERIE
GOODMAN
GRAFTON
GREENE
HILL
LEGG
ORCHARD
POWELL
SMITH
STUMPE
GRAFTON, Thomas - of Allveston co. Gloucester, Diocese Bristol, 9 Sep 1600.
my sonnes Thomas GRAFTON, (next eldest) John GRAFTON, and William GRAFTON;   to William and John … all my estate … in Ircot wherein one George LEGG now now dwelleth … wch (he) holdesth by Lease … made unto the said George LEGG and John HILL …   unto my sonne Edward GRAFTON … the messuage & tenement in Allveston wch I now dwell - if all (of) Thomas John William and Edward shall depart this mortall life (&c.) said messuages … to my three daughters Margery GRAFTON, Mary GRAFTON and Anne GRAFTON (further) if my said children (&c.) shall at anytyme hereafter alienate or sell theire estate … theire estate right and title … shall … bee utterlie void.
Other Bequests: to Margery GRAFTON - £20 at marriage or at age 31 … to Mary GRAFTON - £20 at marriage or at age 26 … to Anne GRAFTON - £20 at marriage or age 25 … all such legacies and guiftes … given to my said (five) children … by theire grandfather Thomas ORCHARD and by theire uncle William ORCHARD shalbee p[ar]te and p[ar]cell of all such Legacies and guiftes as by this my last will and testament is now bequeathed.
Sole Executrix: my wife Alice GRAFTON … all the residue &c.
Overseers: Richard ORCHARD,   Edward CHAMPURIS of Littleton upon Seavren,   Thomas DYMERIE of Allveston.
Memorandum: my wife Alice GRAFTON to occupie and enioye … the messuage and tenement in Allveston which I now dwell … dureinge her widdowhood estate for the maynetaineinge and bringinge up of my two younger children (Edward GRAFTON, and Anne GRAFTON)
Witnesses: Roger POWELL … Script,   John GOODMAN,   Giles CLARKE his marke,   Richard ORCHARD marke.
Debts wch I doe owe: Richard ORCHARD of Littleton …   Robert SMITH of Thornbury …   Symon BURNELL of Tockington …   Edward CHAMPUEIS of Littleton …   George LEGG of Ircott.
Debts due to mee: Thomas STUMPE of Tortworth …   A… Seviant doth owe mee …   Robert GREENE of Ircott.
Proved at London 25 Jul 1651 by Thomas GRAFTON (grandson)  PRO Ref: PROB 11/217 (143; Grey). Admin. Act Book 1651, f.119.
Note: Alice GRAFTON (the relic and executrix) was herself deceased before the will could be proved.

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1672

BRITTON
CHAPELL
CHAPPELL
DAVID
FOWLER
GARDNER
HOLIDAY
PLEIDELL
REYARD
GARDNER, Nathaniel - of Stroud, mercer, 12 Oct 1671. Died 1672.
Names: son William GARDNER;   tenant Daniel CHAPPELL;   wife Sarah GARDNER, son Giles GARDNER, daughters Sarah GARDNER and Hannah GARDNER;   clerk Robert PLEIDELL;   Master BRITTON;   Master CHAPELL;   kinsman Richard HOLIDAY of Stroud;   kinsman Giles GARDNER of Ruscombe;   nephew Giles GARDNER (son of brother Edward);   brother Edward GARDNER.
Overseers: Francis Thomas REYARD;   Thomas DAVID.
Witnesses: Edward GARDNER, Giles GARDNER;   A.. FOWLER.
Proved Jul 1672. No GRO Ref.

Contact: Jill Collier

 

1680

BATE
BOWMAN
CARTON
GWIN
HALLET
PARTRIDGE
SMITH
GWIN, Paul - Barbados, gent.
Ann wife of John CARTON;   cousin John BOWMAN;   sister Elizabeth SMITH widow;   son in law Nathaniel PARTRIDGE;   St Philip parish, Bristol;   buried near son Paul in Radcliffe [co. Gloucester];   dtr Elizabeth GWIN.
Executors: wife Margaret, Col William BATE &   Lt Col John HALLET.
Abstract from Barbados records, wills and administrations 1639-1680,  compiled and edited by Joanne McRee Sanders; proved 1680.

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1680

COX
GRIGG
GRIGG, William - of Bristol, tanner.
Mr Jn COX soapmaker of Thame St, London.
Probate 1680. Researched from LDS Film #0091328.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1685

BISHOP
BISHOPPE
BUTT
GYDE
SEETH
SHEWELL
SKINNER
TOOKE
WEBB
WEIGHT
WIGHT
WYLIE
WYLYE
GYDE, William - o/t/p Stroude co. Gloucester, Clothier. 30 Jan 1663.
1. "messuage now in the tenure of John WIGHT in Stroud" - to: my loving wife Sarah GYDE … then to my daughter Katherine GYDE …   if she dies without issue … to my grandson Joseph TOOKE …   my sonne Williame GYDE,
2. "messuage in the tenure of James WIGHT in Stroude" - to: wife Sarah GYDE … sonne William GYDE … his son Richard GYDE … Samuel GYDE another sonne of said William.
3. "My now dwelling house in Stroude" - to: wife Sarah GYDE … the tenure granted by Samuel WEBB and William WEBB.
to my grandson Joseph TOOKE - 110£ with 40£ bequeathed to him by my son Richard GYDE deceased, making 150£ for placing him Apprentice … his brother Edmund TOOKE … his mother Mary TOOKE.
Other Bequests: to my eldest daughter Sarah BISHOPPE (the wife of Giles BISHOP) - 5£ "having a marriage portion already to her paid";   my daughter Mary GYDE now living in Southwarke London likewise;   my daughter Hannah SKINNER (the wife of John SKINNER);   William SKINNER and Sarah SKINNER (sonne and daughter of Hannah SKINNER);   Richard SKINNER (youngest sonne of daughter Hannah SKINNER);   my daughter Susanna BUTT (the wife of Richard BUTT);   my sonnes in law Giles BISHOP, John SKINNER, Richard BUTT and James GYDE - "Two shillings Six pence to buy them gloves";   to my sonne William GYDE - the rest & "all my foure tenters together with my sheeres, handles, blades and all other my fulling tools", also Executor.
Overseers: John WEBB and Richard SHEWELL.
Witnesses: John WYLYE,   Samuell WEIGHT,   William WIGHT,   Jasp. SEETH.
Mem'd'm: 4 Oct 1684. Reduced monetary bequests to Katherine GYDE and Joseph TOOKE "since the making hereof there hath happened to mee severall losses whereby my estate is weakened".
Witnesses: Samuel WEIGHT,   John WYLIE,   Jasper SEETH.
Proved 7 Apr 1685 at London. PRO Ref: PROB 11/379.

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1708

BRATHWAITE
GYDE
HALLING
PLUMMER
SEED
GYDE, William - the elder of Avening, co. Gloucester, Clothier, 7 Mar 1707.
to Brice SEED the elder of the Parish of Rodborough Gent and Thomas HALLING of Stroud Tallowhandler - all messuages, land &c. in parishes of Avening Stroud or elsewhere in co. Gloucester (and) all goods & chattells &c. "in Trust".
my sons William GYDE, Daniel GYDE, Richard GYDE and Robert GYDE and my daughters Mary GYDE Martha GYDE and Katherine GYDE. my sister Katherine now the wife of Thomas HALLING before her intermarriage did give me a Bond of the penalty of 200£ dated 27 Jun 1687 …   I bequeath the benefit of said Bond to my 3 daughters;   to my daughter Martha - my Silver Tankard and one of my two little Silver Salts;   to my daughter Mary - the largest of my Silver Salts and my little Silver Cup with two handles;   to my daughter Katherine - my largest Silver Cup with two handles and the other of my little Silver Salts;   to Mary and Katherine - two dishes of Pewter … Gold Rings;   to the two sons of my son Samuel deceased - 20s, a peece. to my grandson William GYDE (son of my eldest son William GYDE) - 20s.
Executors: my son Daniel GYDE and daughters Mary GYDE and Martha GYDE.
Witnesses: John BRATHWAITE,   Brice SEED junr,   Rich. PLUMMER.
Proved 17 Jul 1708 at London. PRO Ref: PROB 11/502.

Contact: Martin Bishop

 

1880

FRICKER
GRIFFITH
HARRISON
LANGWORTHY
SNOWDEN
STANTON
THOMPSON
WOODCOCK
GRIFFITH, Mercy - of Clevedon, spinster, 19 Dec 1877. Died 9 Dec 1880.
Beneficiaries: Gen Edward STANTON;   Rev John Hampden SNOWDEN, of Hammersmith;   Rev Edmund SNOWDEN, of Huddersfield;   Rev William Henry STANTON, of Haselton, Cheltenham;   Alfred John STANTON, of Clifton;   James STANTON;   William Lawrence STANTON;   Francis SNOWDEN;   Col Frederick STANTON;   Catherine STANTON;   Frank GRIFFITH;   Rev Arthur STANTON;   my servants Fanny FRICKER and Eliza FRICKER.
Witnesses: William LANGWORTHY,   Charles WOODCOCK.
Codicil: 3 Jan 1880.
Witnesses: E HARRISON,   C E THOMPSON.
GRO Ref: D1512 6/4.

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1957

GARDINER
JUDDENHAM
GARDINER, Harold Osmond (Oswald) - of The Old Red Lion High St, Chalford, Retired General Dealer, 18 Oct 1937. Died 26 Feb 1957.
Beneficiaries: Alice Elizabeth GARDINER - wife of my brother Charles Elmes GARDINER - "every thing I have passed to her for her life then shared between her 7 children with the exception of my watch and chain which I bequeth to her son Leonard ??lmes GARDINER".
Witness: Doreen JUDDENHAM?.
Probate - High Court of Justice Gloucester.

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1974

BLUNDELL
CORNALL
GARDINER
HARTLEY
KEENS
McCAULLY
GARDINER, Alice Elizabeth - of The Old Red Lion High St, Chalford, 19 Sep 1972. Died 31 Oct 1974.
daughter Winifred Margorie may CORNALL* and son Charles Alfred GARDINER*.
Nett value of estate £9637.20 "to be equally divided between my 7 children with the exception of my wedding ring to my daughter Joan McCAULLY and my watch to my grand-daughter Carole Ann KEENS".
Witnesses: Jack HARTLEY,   Leslie John BLUNDELL.
Probate - High Court Oxford.

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