Gloucestershire Wills

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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:-

 

1545

IZOD
WAREN
WRYYTT
IZOD, John - of Stanton, 17 Mar 1545/6.
"To be bd. at Stanton".
Beneficiaries: my sons Wyllyam and Nicolas;   my dauhet[er] Alys - her mother's clothes;   my brother's dawher[er] Joan;   my son Morris's children.
Executors: my 2 sons Wyllyam and Nicolas IZOD. Residue to Wyllyam and Nicolas IZOD.
Supervisors: Thomas WAREN and John IZOD.
Witnessed by: Thomas WAREN,   John IZOD,   Richard WRYYTT &   Wyllyam IZOD.
Proved at Tewkesbury 5 Nov 1545.

Contact: Alan Izod

 

1548

HARBART
ITHELL
PERYN
ITHELL, John - of Hill.
sons Jn & Rob;   dtr Agn & her bro Thos;   Raynold PERYN;   sis Alice ITHELL;   Jn,   & Agn HARBART;   wife Margt exec.
Probate 1548. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1558

DASTYN
FISHER
FOWLER
GIBBES
ISODE
LONDON
ISODE, John - of Aston, 21 Aug 1558.
"To be buried in the churchyard of Aston".
Beneficiaries: my daughter Agnes;   my daughter Elizabeth.
Sole Executrix: my wife Margery. Residue to my wife Margery.
Witnesses: William ISODE,   John GIBBES the parson of [blank] with others.
Debts that I do owe: To John FOWLER;   Mr Anthony DASTYN;   William LONDON and to Thomas FISHER.

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1559

IDOLS
IDOLS, John - of Oldbury, husbn. [probably Oldbury on the Hill]
church of Dudinton;   wife Agn;   childr Chris, Margery, & Joan;   son Jn exec.
Probate 1559. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

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1575

BLISSARD
BLISZARD
HAILL
ISARD
KLARCSON
MANSELL
VINCH
ISARD, Cathren - of Laverton in the parish of Buckland, 24 Jan 1575/6.
"To be buried in Buckland";   my daughter Kathren VINCH.
To Richard BLISZARD my soninlawe's son,   Maude BLISSARD my soninlawe's daughter,   Elizabeth BLISSARD my soninlawe's daughter,   John BLISSARD my soninlawe's sonne and Wm. BLISSARD my soninlawe's sonne {to be delivered at the age of 21 for sons and at the age of 21 or marriage for daughters}.
To Nicolas VINCH, Thomas VINCH, Richard VINCH,   Fraunces VINCH and Elizabeth VINCH;   To Cathren KLARCSON;   To Ales VINCH.
"The resedowe to John BLISSARD my soninlawe, whom I make my soll Executor".
Overseers: "I praye Thomas MANSELL and John HAILL to be my overseers".
Witnesses: These baringe witnes, Thomas MANSELL,   John HAILL, with other.
Proved at Gloucester 21 Mar 1575. GRO Ref: 1575/21.

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1584

BLYSHARD
CLOUTTERBOKE
DOBBYNNES
FELPPES
GYLLAMES
IZOD
IZORD
IZOD, Morris - of Stanton, Gloucs, husbandman, 13 Jan 1584.
"To be buried at Stanton".
Beneficiaries: my eldest son Wyllia[m] IZORD;   after the decease of my eldest son Wyllia[m], unto Nycolas his brother;   Chrystian IZORD, the daughter of my son Wyllia[m] IZORD;   my youngest son Wyllia[m] IZORD;   Robart FELPPES;   every god child;   my son John IZORD;   Wyllia[m] IZORD the son of John IZORD;   my daughter Margaret IZORD provided she doesn't die before she is married.
Residue to my son Nycolas IZORD, whom I make my exequitoure.
I make my cosen Harrye IZORD of Toddynton and my cosen Wyllia[m] IZORD of Stanton my oversears.
Wyttnesses: Robart CLOUTTERBOKE rector ibide[m] [in the same place],   Harrye IZORD,   Wyllia[m] IZORD,   John GYLLAMES, cum aliis [with others].
Debttes owing unto me, Morryshe IZORD: Item my Cossen Harrye IZORD oweth me £5;   John DOBBYNNES oweth me for tenne Sheppe 50s.
The debtes that Moryshe IZORD oweth: to my eldest son Wyllia[m] IZORD - £7-6s-8d.;   to my youngest [son] Wyllia[m] IZORD - £4-15s-8d. (Crossed through);   to Launce - 15s.;   to Ellizabeth BLYSHARD - 21s.
Proved 30 Jan 1584.

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1590

IDOLLES
IDOLLES, John, senr - of Oldbury. [apparently Oldbury on the Hill]
childr Agn, Joan, & Phil;   son Thos exec.
Overseers: Jn, Thos, & Chris IDOLLES.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1595

IDOLLS
LYEGH
WALLYS
IDOLLS, Christopher - of Oldbury, husb. [Oldbury on the Hill]
childr Jn & Joan;   dtr Grace WALLYS;   wife Alice exec.
Witnesses: Wlm LYEGH, parson,   & Jn IDOLLS.
Probate 1595. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

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1597

BARKSDALL
BEVICE
BYCKE
BYKE
CURTISE
GYLES
HAYWARDES
HOLLAND
ISZODD
IZOD
IZODE
IZOOD
PANTER
ROGERS
IZODE, Henry - of Toddington, 30 Aug 1596 [38 Eliz]
"To be buried in Toddington".
Beneficiaries: the poor of the Town of Winchcombe;   Dorethey BYCKE;   Dorethey IZODE;   Christian, Emette, Prudence, Charles, Thomas, William and Robert, the now children of my son-in-law Charles BYCKE;   my Servant maid Sibbell;   my servants Elinor and Dorethey;   Hewe GYLES and Henry (now my servants);   my godsons Marmaducke HOLLAND,   Henry PANTER,   Henry BEVICE and Ralphe CURTISE;   {daur in law} Anne IZOOD (my son[n]e Henry his wife);   my daughter Prudence BYKE;   my son Henry ISZODD and {no relationship stated} Charles BYKE;   my son John IZOOD;   Henry IZOOD and Francies IZOOD the elder (sons of my foresaid son Henry IZOD - mentioned twice).
Executors: my wife Christian IZOOD and my elder son John IZOOD.
Overseers: Charles BYKE and John BARKSDALL.
Witnessed by: Walter ROGERS &   Richarde RH HAYWARDES (his mark).
GRO Ref: 1597/59.

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1601

BAALL
CHAPPELL
DAWE
FELPS
FREEMAN
HARDINGE
IDOLLES
IDOLLS
THORNE
WOODE
IDOLLES, Alice - of Oldbury, widow.
Rich IDOLLS;   Joan CHAPPELL;   Edmund BAALL;   Agn wife of Thos BAALL;   sis Helen DAWE;   bro Wlm HARDINGE;   poor: Jms WOODE,   Leonard FREEMAN,   Margt THORNE,   & Margery FELPS;   son Jn IDOLLES, jr. exec.
Overseers: son in law Rob CHAPPELL.
Probate 1601. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1601

CHAMPNES
DUNSTER
ILLES
OGBORNE
ILLES, Catherine - of Thornbury, widow.
son Arthur DUNSTER exec.
Overseers: Wlm OGBORNE,   & Rich CHAMPNES.
Probate 1601. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1607

BROWNYNGE
CHAPPELL
COXE
DAWE
FREMAN
HARRIS
IDOLLES
LEIGH
SHIPWEY
IDOLLES, Thomas, senr - of Oldbury, husb. [Oldbury on the Hill]
Leonard FREMAN;   Thos son of Ralph COXE;   Wlm DAWE;   Margery BROWNYNGE;   Rob SHIPWEY of Sopworth, Wilts.
Executors: Agn, Jms, Joan, Stephen, Eliz, & Martha HARRIS.
Overseers: cousins Thos IDOLLES jr,   & Jn IDOLLES jr.
Witnesses: Wlm LEIGH, parson,   Jn IDOLLES at ye Elme,   & Rob CHAPPELL.
Probate 1607. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1612

CHAPPELL
IDOLLES
JACKEMAN
LEIGH
IDOLLES, John, senr - of Oldbury. [Oldbury on the Hill]
Wlm, Thos, & Agn IDOLLES;   son Jn exec.
Overseers: Rich JACKEMAN,   & Rob CHAPPELL.
Witnesses: Wlm LEIGH parson.
Probate 1612. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

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1632

IZOD
MERRETT
TOMSON
TONNSTADED
IZOD, Alice - Widow of Morton Henmarsh, 1624.
Beneficiary: William TOMSON - the some of Tenne poundes to be payde unto him in the year {1631}, the second day of July.
Residue to Roberte TONNSTADED and appointed my whole executor.
I doe appoynte my overseeres ... and Nicholas IZOD.
Proved 1632 Gloucester to Christopher MERRETT.

Contact: Alan Izod

 

1632

ARNOLDE
BARKSDALE
BAYLY
CURRIE
FARMOR
IZOD
LANGSTON
PENNY
READE
ROBBINSONE
RUTTER
SMITHE
STEVENS
WARREN
IZOD, Henry - Gent. of Toddington, 20 May 1628.
"To be bd. in Toddington".
Beneficiaries: my cosen John IZOD of Toddington;   ... STEVENS, widow, of Bagg Nawnton;   the poor of Stanton;   my wife Bridget IZOD - ... of late were in the tenure of Henry IZOD my father deceased;   messuage sometime in the tenure Anthony BAYLY deceased ... in the tenure of ... FARMOR deceased, Upon conditions ... and William LANGSTON of Netherton, Worcs, gent.;   Fraunces IZOD of Stanton, gent. son and heir apparante of me and the said Bridget IZOD (then by the name of Bridget PENNY);   my youngest son Henry IZOD, clerk;   Mary ARNOLDE;   John IZOD the eldest son of Fraunces IZOD.
Residue to his son Francis who is also sole executor.
Overseers: John WARREN the younger of Greet, gent.,   John READE the elder of Toddington, yeoman,   John [?] CURRIE of the same yeoman and William BARKSDALE of Winchcombe.
Codicil: 1631 - my servants John ROBBINSONE,   John IZOD,   George [?]RUTTER and Ann SMITHE.
Inquisition Post Mortem at Tewkesbury 24 Jul 1632;  Proved 13 Jun 1632 by son Francis.

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1634

HUNTINGTON
IZOD
RAY
RICHMOND
STEPHENS
WHEELER
IZOD, Margery - of Laverton in the Parish of Buckland, Gloucs, 16 Apr 1629.
Beneficiaries: my son Richard IZOD and his three sons and four daughters;   my son William IZOD;   my daughter Anne;   my daughter Margerie . and her two sons;   John IZOD of Toddington;   the three Children of William RICHMOND;   my daughter Elizabeth RICHMOND.
Sole Executor: my son Thomas IZOD - all the rest. Arbitrement of: Mr HUNTINGTON,   Thomas WHEELER and William RAY. Margery IZOD (Her mark) with:
Witnesses: Rob HUNTINGTON,   Judeth RICHMOND (her mark),   Joane STEPHENS (her mark).
Proved 7 Aug 1634 by Thomas IZOD, the executor. GRO Ref: 1634/82 IZOD.

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1638

CROSSED
CROSSEND
CURTYS
IBELLES
IZOD
LANGSTON
MUTTON
PENNY
ROWLES
SAUNDERS
WILKINS
IZOD, Bridget - Toddington, 25 Apr 1637.
"To be buried in Toddington".
Beneficiaries: the poore people of Wynchcombe;   Alyce SAUNDERS, wife of Will[ia]m SAUNDERS, she being my natural daughter by her late father John PENNY, gent, my late husband;   Lettyce CROSSED, wife of Thomas CROSSEND of London;   Anthony ROWLES of Pamyngton, Gloucs, gent.;   John MUTTON of Toddington;   John CURTYS of Toddington.
Residue to Frauncys LANGSTON my naturall sonne, whoe I make sole executor.
Witnessed by: Richard IBELLES,   Antho: ROWLES &   Antonii WILKINS [his the mark]
Proved at Gloucester 1638. GRO Ref: 1638/17.
Administration was committed etc to Francis ... the executor etc, he protesting that he did not consent to the legacy   ROWLES of Pamington.

Contact: Alan Izod

 

1639

DAW
GRANT
HUNT
IDDOLLS
IDOLLS
ROBINSON
IDOLLS, Philip - of Oldbury on the Hill, husb.
cousins Kath, Sara, & Eliz IDDOLLS;   kinswoman Jane GRANT;   godtr Edith ROBINSON alias HUNT;   sis Agn DAW;   sis in law Agn IDDOLLS;   cousin Rich IDDOLLS exec.
Probate 1639. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1639

ALLEN
DARE
GRANT
IDDOLLS
NOBLE
ROBINSON
IDDOLLS, Phillip - of Oldbury on the Hill, husbandman, signed 21 Oct 1638.
Beneficiaries: cousin Katherine IDDOLLS;   kinswoman Jane GRANT;   goddaughter Edith ROBINSON;   sister Agnes DARE;   cousin Sarah IDDOLLS;   sister in law Agnes IDDOLLS;   cousin Richard IDDOLLS, executor.
Witnesses: Willm NOBLE, clerk;   Thomas DARE;   Tho ALLEN.
Proved at Gloucester Apr 1639. GRO Ref: 1639/#163.

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1657

COLLINS
GILL
IRELAND
ORFORD
ORGAN
STAFFORD
TOMKINS
WEBB
IRELAND, Richard - o/t/p Stroud co. Gloucester clothier, 11 Mar 1655.
to my daughter Marie (wife of Edward ORFORD) - the sume of twenty shillings,   to Richard ORFORD (son of the said Edward) - the summe of twentie shillings,   to my daughter Dorothy (wife of Daniell COLLINS) - twelve pence to be paid "upon demand";   to my daughter Margarett - two shillings likewise;   to my wife Mary - ffortie shillings paid within one month after my decease (and) she shall have the use of my goods and household stuffe &c.;   all my goods Cattles and Chattels moneys and debts &c. not before given I give and bequeathe unto Love IRELAND my sonne whom I doe make sole and onlie Executor (and) I doe nominate Ordain and appoint my __beloved friends John WEBB of STAFFORDs mill in the parish of Stroud Clothier and John ORGAN of the same parish yeoman to be Overseers.
Witnesses: Margarett ORGAN her marke,   Jeremy TOMKINS,   Giles GILL.
Proved at London 26 Mar 1657 authorized by the oath of Love IRELAND.

Contact: Denise Tootal

 

1657

DIRKAMIGE
FREEMAN
IZOD
WHITE
IZOD, Henry - of Chipping Campden, victualer, 1 Feb 1652.
Beneficiaries: my only son Henry IZOD (when 21);   my cosens Henry DIRKAMIGE and ......... WHITE;   my wife Ann IZOD (whom I make my Executrix);   my brother Nicholas IZOD;   my cosen Nicholas;   my cosen John IZOD;   my sister Mary IZOD my sister FREEMAN(?);   "Desire my brother Nicholas IZOD and Nicholas IZOD his son and my kinsman John IZOD to see this my Last will and Testament performed well and fairly".
Witnesses: Nicholas IZOD, Nicholas IZOD (his mark) the younger &   John IZOD.
To my cosen Mauris IZOD;   my cosens Henry IZOD and William IZOD;   and my cosen Francis IZOD.
Proved in London 25 Apr 1657; by the oath of Anne IZOD the relict of  the said deceased and sole Executrix.

Contact: Alan Izod

 

1690

HOLBOROW
IDDOLLS
OULDHAM
IDDOLLS, John - of Oldbury on ye Hill, husbandman, signed 29 Mar 1689.
Beneficiaries: Elizabeth, my now wife;   my cousin Henry IDDOLLS;   my daughter Martha IDDOLLS, executrix;   my son in law William HOLBOROW, executor.
Witnesses: Saml HOLBOROW;   Thos OULDHAM.
Proved at Gloucester 24 Jul 1690.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1701

CHARLES
FLETCHER
GIBBS
HOLMES
IZOD
PARSONS
RAYER
WILSON
IZOD, John - of Westington, Yeoman, 20 Jul 1701.
Beneficiaries: my son John IZOD;   my two grandsons Nicholas &   William (two of the sons of my son John IZOD);   my son Nathan;   my grandson Nathan IZOD;   my daughter Mary CHARLES;   my daughter Anne RAYER;   her son John RAYER;   William IZOD the son of my son Nathan;   Tenure of my brother Nicholas IZOD;   my daughter Hannah GIBBS;   my daughter Sarah WILSON;   my son in law William RAYER;   {grandsons} John & Nicholas: the sons of my oldest son;   the five oldest children of my daughter Hannah (to be paid when 21);   my niece Elizabeth IZOD.
Sole Executor: my son Nathan IZOD and to receive the residue.
Witnessed by: Nich FLETCHER,   John HOLMES,   William IZOD & Hannah IZOD.
Proof signed by Richrd PARSONS Cr. at Gloucester 15 Nov 1701;  Estate was sworn at £1,413-17-3d.

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1704

BROADWAY
IZOD
JAMES
KIMBERLEY
SAVAGE
TRACY
IZOD, Henry - of Stanton, 31 Aug 1694.
Beneficiaries: my beloved daughter Henrietta;   my son Waynman.
I hereby nominate my eldest son Henry my Executor but if it shall happen that he shall refuse I do hereby nominate & beg my very good Ld TRACY &   Mr Walter SAVAGE to be overseers.
If it shall happen my son Henry shall not survive me I do appoint my son Waynman Executor.
Witnessed by: Sam. KIMBERLEY,   Tho. JAMES,   Edward BROADWAY &   Charles JAMES.
Proved 5 Dec 1704. GRO Ref: 1704/235.

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1717

HODGES
HOLBOROW
HUNTLEY
IDDOLLS
WDIFE
IDDOLLS, Sarah - of Didmarton, widow, signed 11 Jun 1717.
Trustees: Henry HOLBOROW of Oldbury on the Hill;   William HOLBOROW of Leighterton.
Beneficiaries: graddaughter Sarah IDDOLLS;   son Nicholas IDDOLLS, executor.
Witnesses: Will HUNTLEY;   Catharine WDIFE(?);   Catharine HODGES.
Proved at Gloucester 16 Oct 1717. GRO Ref: 1717/#242.

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1719

BRADLEY
DAVY
GOODSON
IZOD
SHEPHERD
WILLEN
IZOD, John - of Mickleton, Gloucs. Gent. 10 Aug 1719.
Beneficiaries: the Rev. Stephen BRADLEY and ....... my brother William IZOD;   my loving wife Mary;   my two daughters Mary and Anne when they are 21;   my son John gets residue when he is 21.
Joint Executrix and Executor: my wife and brother William.
Witnessed by: Elizabeth GOODSON (her mark),   Mary SHEPHERD (her mark),   Thos. DAVY &   J. WILLEN Jun.
Proved 3 Sep 1719.

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1720

ISARD
NAILESS
SMITH
ISARD, Thomas - of Church Stanway, Gloucs, 19 May 1720.
I give to all my daughters. The Rest of my Goods I give to my wife and make her sole Executrix.
In the Presence of: Canon NAILESS,   Thomas ISARD,   James SMITH (his Mark).
Probate 28 Jun 1720 to Elizabeth ISARD. GRO Ref: 1720/158.

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1742

DOE
IDDOLLS
TERRELL
IDDOLLS, Nicholas - of Didmarton, yeoman, died intestate. (Ad)
Bondsmen: Samuel TERRELL of Tetbury, cordwainer, &   John DOE.
Admon granted 14 Mar 1742 to Catherine IDDOLLS, widow. GRO Ref: 1742/#35.

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1746

CLIFTON
IZOD
JEYNES
LAMB
NIND
OASELAND
STEAD
STEW
WHITAKER
WOOD
IZOD, Ann - widow of Tewkesbury, Gloucs, 4 Jun 1743.
"To be buryed at Ashchurch".
Beneficiaries: my nephew William WOOD of Tewkesbury shoemaker;   Mary LAMB and Ann LAMB the daughters of Mary LAMB of Elmly Castle widow - to each of them the sum of fourty shillings to be paid out by their said mother in putting them to school;   my nephew James the son of Henry IZOD of Grafton;   my brother in law the said Henry IZOD the elder of Grafton;   my niece the wife of Henry IZOD the younger;   Margaret the wife of William STEW of Kemerton;   Mr William CLIFTON of Tewkesbury Maltster and his sister Ms Sarah CLIFTON;   Elizabeth OASELAND servant maid to the said Mr CLIFTON;   the widow NIND of Newton;   Ann the wife of John JEYNES of Northway.
Residue to John WOOD of Conderton, Worcs, Yeoman and make him sole executor. The Mark of Ann IZOD, and:
Witnessed by: Hen. WHITAKER,   Dan: STEAD(?).
Proved 1 Apr 1746 by John WOOD Nephew and Sole Executor.

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1757

FLETCHER
HARWARD
HARWOOD
IZOD
IZOD, Mary - of Chipping Campden, Gloucs, 18 May 1751.
Beneficiaries: my daughter Mary HARWARD - one shilling and one large silver spoon;   her husband William HARWARD - one shilling;   my two grandchildren Mary HARWARD and Dulcibella HARWARD.
Sole Executrix: my daughter Anne IZOD.
Witnessed by: Tho FLETCHER,   Thomas BALLARD &   Ann GILLETT.
Note: Mary's signature suggests she was barely literate. HARWARD is usually given as HARWOOD.
Proved Worcester. WRO Ref: 008-7 BA3585/521 11 Jul 1757.

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1772

COLLEREKEYS
FEILS
HARWOOD
HORSMAN
IZOD
ROBERTS
IZOD, Ann - of Chipping Campden, Gloucs, Spinster, 5 May 1772.
Beneficiaries: Henry ROBERTS and Joseph ROBERTS both of Clopton, Gloucs;   my sister Mary HARWOOD (may not be at the control of her present or any future husband);   my nieces Mary and Dulcibella HARWOOD;   William HARWOOD - the sum of one shilling;   Henry ROBERTS the younger. Residue to my said nieces.
Sole Executrixes: sister Mary and nieces Mary and Dulcibella HARWOOD. Signed Ann IZOD (Ann's signature suggests she was barely literate) with:
Witnessed by: Nicholas FEILS,   Richd. HORSMAN,   C COLLEREKEYS(?)
Probate 19 Jun 1772 to Mary HARWOOD, Mary HARWOOD the younger and  Dulcibella HARWOOD.

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1864

EMERSON
IRELAND
THACKRELL
IRELAND, John - of Barton Street "near the city but in the county of Gloucester", gentleman, 28 Jun 1833.
my loving wife Elizabeth Webly IRELAND - all those two tenements or cottages … in the out Hamlet of Barton Saint Mary … near the city of Gloucester &c. also all my share … in the estate called the Hooze? i/t/p Eldersfield and Forthampton co. Worcester/Gloucester (and) all my furniture money plate linen china books &c. and every thing that I may be possessed of at the time of my death, she to receive all rents, profits &c. she also sole Executive.
Witnesses: Robert THACKRELL,   Mary THACKRELL,   Margaret EMERSON.
Proved 28 Apr 1864 by the Oath of Elizabeth Webly IRELAND widow the relict.
Effects under £800. Testator died 22 Mar 1864.

Contact: Denise Tootal

 

1891

HULLET
HULLETT
IRELAND
LEWIS
IRELAND, Hannah - of Broadwell Lane End in the township of West Dean, co. Gloucester, widow, 7 Feb 1887.
my son Joseph - all my household and consumable effects, &c. in premises which I now occupy (except my clothes box and all my wearing apparel);   to my four children, Thomas, John, Joseph and Emily Jane as follows: my son Thomas now in America - £36, my son John - £10, my son Joseph - £10 and to my daughter Emily Jane LEWIS (wife of Thomas LEWIS) - £10 and my clothes box and all my wearing apparel (and) to my grandson Thomas IRELAND - £8;  
Sole Executor: my said son Joseph also R&R absolutely.
Witnesses: Thomas H HULLETT Wine and Spirits merchant Coleford co. Gloucestershire and Esther Sybil HULLET (wife of the said Thomas HULLETT)
Proved at Gloucester 22 Aug 1891 by the oath of Joseph IRELAND the son.
Testatrix died 10 May 1891 at Broadwell Lane End aforesaid. Personal Estate £108.2.2.

Contact: Denise Tootal

 

1912

BETTERIDGE
BILLINGS
EDWARDS
GAWTHROP
HUNTER
INMAN
MILLER
MODLIN
OLLIS
ORAH
ORAM
PAGE
PURVIS
ROBERTS
SAXTON
SETON
SMYTH
WAGHORNE
WILLOUGHBY
INMAN, Barbara, 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham, spinster, 10 Jul 1899. Died 23 Jul 1912.
Executors: nephew Rev Reginald Austin ORAM, clerk in Holy Orders, and Thomas Henry SMYTH, gent.
Beneficiaries: niece Kate Inman SMYTH - portrait of my uncle Christopher;   sister Annie EDWARDS,   sister Martha GAWTHROP;   nephew Herbert INMAN - portrait of grandfather Whaley Charles INMAN;   nephew Reginald Austin ORAM,   niece Lucy HUNTER,   niece Annie SAXTON,   godchild Rachel Field SMYTH,   godchild Kate HUNTER,   cousin Emma SETON,   cousin Carrie MODLIN,   nieces Annie ORAH and Kathleen EDWARDS;   niece Lavinia Wyatt PURVIS,   niece Mary Charlotte INMAN.
Witnesses: Kate ROBERTS, Castlemaine Villa;   Eleanor OLLIS, 3 Oxford Parade.
Codicil: 4 Aug 1900 - appointment of Thomas Henry SMYTH as executor revoked;   replaced by great nephew Charles Inman SMYTH of Church Hill,   Tetenhall, Wolverhampton, co. Staffs.
Witnesses: Arthur H. WILLOUGHBY, Mona House, London Road, Cheltenham,   Clerk in Holy Orders;   Julie MILLER, 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham.
Codicil: 2 Nov 1902.
Witnesses: Julie MILLER, nurse attendant, 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham &   Ann BETTERIDGE, ccok, 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham.
Beneficiaries: cousin Mrs E SETON,   friend Rev A H WILLOUGHBY.
Codicil: 1 Oct 1904.
Witnesses: E E SETON, 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham, &   E S WAGHORNE,   clerk to S B BILLINGS, Solr, Cheltenham.
Beneficiaries: two nieces Annie Orah EDWARDS & Kathleen EDWARDS,   both of 21 Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough.
Codicil: 13 Dec 1904.
Witnesses: Ann Eliza PAGE, 2 Sydenham Villas, Cheltenham &   Julie MILLER, 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham.
Probate was granted London to Reginald Austin ORAM, clerk, &  Charles Inman SMYTH, gent.

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1922

BAILEY
CHOWN
ECKERSALL
HEATH
IRELAND
ORVISS
ROPER
THACKWELL
IRELAND, John Thomas - of Gloucester House Private hotel Lansdown Rd Cheltenham co. Gloucester, Hotel Proprietor, 19 Apr 1917.
Executors & Trustees: my dear wife Elizabeth Jane, my son John Henry Roper IRELAND and Edward M BAILEY of High Street Cheltenham aforesaid photographer.
Bequests: each of my said Trustees - the legacy of £10 free of duty;   to my second cousin Mary Louisa CHOWN - £10 and to my nieces Mary Ann IRELAND and Lily IRELAND - £5 each free of duty;   to my said wife - my 1794 clock, to my daughter Mabel Ellison IRELAND - my sitting room piano, to my said son - my watch and chain and all other jewellery belonging to me;   to my wife for use during her life - all my books and bookcases and my drawing room piano and my steel engraving of Salisbury Cathedral, the large mahogany chest of drawers given to me by Mr ROPER and the escritoire given to me by Mr THACKWELL, and at her decease the said chest of drawers to my son John Henry Roper IRELAND … and the said escritoire to my daughter Mabel Ellison IRELAND.
I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue &c. to my trustees upon trust to sell call in and convert into money … as they shall think fit … to pay the income thereof to my said wife so long as she remains my widow and on death or remarriage both capital and income for the benefit of my said son and daughter in equal shares, provided always (they) shall not sell my business and premises known as the Gloucester House Private Hotel nor any other boarding house and premises which I may be carrying on at the time of my death … unless it should be proved that such business(es) are not making a reasonable profit to justify their continuance … the decision to be left to the Auditor and Accountant employed to audit the books and accounts …   provided always my said son shall have the option of purchasing my said business or businesses … at a valuation to be made by a competent and independent valuer and that the price fixed … deducted from the share of my said son in my residuary estate.   Signed J T IRELAND.
Witnesses: Fredk J ECKERSALL Solicitor Cheltenham,   Albert A ORVISS Clerk to Messers HEATH & ECKERSALL Solicitors 3 Regent St Cheltenham.
Probate 29 Aug 1922 granted at Gloucester to Elizabeth Jane IRELAND, John.
Henry Roper IRELAND and Edward Morris BAILEY, the Executors

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1939

CLOSE
FAWKES
IRELAND
NEWMAN
NIBLET
NIBLETT
POWELL
STEPHENS
WINFIELD
IRELAND, Mrs Fanny - of 65 Middle Street, Stroud co. Gloucester, 28 Jan 1939.
I appoint William IRELAND 2 Little Mill Cottage, Lansdown (and) James Edward NIBLET of 20 Council House Bourne Brimscombe to be executor and trustee of this my will.
I bequeath the following legacies all monies and possession ~ namely Henry IRELAND, William IRELAND, James Edward NIBLETT, Birtram IRELAND, Robert IRELAND, Mrs L FAWKES, Mrs M WINFIELD, Mrs E NEWMAN, Mrs L POWELL.
Witnesses: Charles William CLOSE (Carpet Weaver) Brookside Chalford nr Stroud 28 Jan 1939,   Leonard Theodore STEPHENS (Farmer) Severn View, Lypiat, Stroud 29 Jan 1939.
Probate 20 Apr 1939 granted at Gloucester.

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