Gloucestershire Wills

Abstracts of Gloucestershire Probate Records

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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:-

 

1543

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

JACOB
JACOB, Christopher - of Temple Guiting.
Probate Gloucester 1544. Researched from LDS Film #0091371.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1541-1545]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1545

BAKER
BRENTON
BRETON
JOHNSON
JOHNSON, John - of Thornbury.
childr Agn, Joan, Thos, Cicely, & Jn;   Wlm BAKER;   child of Wlm BRETON;   wife Jone exec.
Overseer: Wlm BRENTON.
Probate 1545. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1546

JAMYS
TYBOTT
JAMYS, Alice - of Berkeley.
Thos, Wlm & Henry sons of Jn JAMYS;   Wlm & Rob sons of Rich JAMYS;   son Rich JAMYS exec.
Overseer: Jn TYBOTT.
Probate 1546. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1547

JONES
JONES, John - of Thornbury.
dtrs Kath & Margt;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: sons Wlm & Jn.
Probate 1547. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1549

JOBINS
WORLOCK
JOBINS, Richard - of Berkeley.
bur at Thornbury;   Joan dtr of Rob WORLOCK;   wife Margery exec.
Overseers: Rob WORLOCK,   & Rob JOBINS.
Probate 1549. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1549

BAROW
HOWELL
JAMIS
JONES
LYNCKE
PAYNE
WESBOROW
JONES, Thomas - of Oldbury.
svts Rob & Margt;   Thos LYNCKE;   Agn, & Thos WESBOROW;   David BAROW;   bro Wlm;   bro Jns child;   Jn PAYNE;   wife Kath exec.
Overseers: Wlm JAMIS,   & Rich HOWELL.
Probate 1549. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1552

BOYES
BYRRY
FRYG
JAMYS
JAMYS, John - of Hill.
sons Jn & Henry;   Eliz, Wlm, Thos, & Jn BOYES;   wife Agn exec.
Overseers: Wlm JAMYS,   Jn FRYG,   Thos BYRRY,   & Wlm JAMYS of Hanbury.
Probate 1552. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1553

ELBOROWE
HEYNIS
JAMIS
ORCHARD
JAMIS, William - of Oldbury.
Jn ORCHARD & his childr Jn & Joan;   Wlm, Agn, Margery ORCHARD;   Alice, & Joan dtrs of Rob HEYNIS;   Kath, & Isab HEYNIS;   Jn ELBOROWE;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Jn ORCHARD,   & Rob ELBOROWE.
Probate 1553. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1553

JENKYNS
TYLAR
JENKYNS, William - of Oldbury.
sons Rich & Thos;   dtrs Julian, Agn, Joan & Eliz;   Andrew, & Jn TYLAR;   wife Agn exec.
Probate 1553. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1554

CLOTERBOKE
JOBYNES
JOBYNES, John - of Newport, Berkeley.
Thos CLOTERBOKE;   wife Margt exec.
Probate 1554. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1557

JAMYS
JAMYS, Richard - of Berkeley.
dtr Margt;   Jn son of Wlm JAMYS;   wife Joan exec.
Probate 1557. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1558

COLYNG
JONES
JONES, Richard - of Thornbury.
sons Jn & Wlm;   dtr Agn exec.
Overseers: Jn COLYNG, vicar,   & bro Thos JONES.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1561

BARTON
JENKENS
LUSTY
WHITE
JENKENS, Alice - of Thornbury, widow.
childr Thos, Lewis, Margt, & Ellen WHITE execs.
Overseers: Jn BARTON,   & Thos LUSTY.
Probate 1561. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1563

ALY
JONES
PRUET
WETHER
JONES, Philip - of Oldbury.
Henry PRUET;   Joan ALY;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Jasper JONES,   & Jn WETHER.
Probate 1563. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1566

JONES
JONES, Thomas - of Thornbury.
son Jn exec.
Probate 1566. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1569

BARTON
CLOTERBOKE
COKE
DIRAME
GEORGE
HEWETS
HEWETT
HIGGYNS
JAMES
LASYE
MICHELL
MORE
JAMES, John - of Hill.
childr Joan & Wlm;   cousin Wlm JAMES & his 3 dtrs;   cousin Thos HEWETT;   childr of bro Wlm JAMES;   mother in law;   Jn CLOTERBOKE;   svt Jn COKE;   poor folk: Patrick GEORGE,   Alice More DIRAME [or is this Alice MORE (of) Dirame],   Wlm MICHELL,   Rich BARTON,   Margt HIGGYNS,   & Wlm LASYE;   wife Eliz exec.
Overseers: bro Wlm JAMES,   cousin Wlm JAMES,   cousin Thos HEWETS,   & Jn HIGGYNS.
Probate 1569. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1571

ATTKYNES
JONES
SMYTHE
THURSTON
JONES, Jasper - of Oldbury on Severn.
son Thos;   dtr Ann;   svt Ellen SMYTHE;   son Rich exec.
Overseers: Edward THURSTON,   & Rob ATTKYNES.
Probate 1571. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1568-1576]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1577

JONES
LAURENCE
POPE
WHYTFYLD
JONES, William - of Morton, Thornbury, husb.
childr Jn, Edward, & Kath;   land at Rangeworthy;   Joan dtr of Jn WHYTFYLD;   Thos son of Simon POPE;   bro in law Wlm POPE;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: bro Jn JONES of Thornbury,   & Jms LAURENCE of Over Morton.
Probate 1577. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1583

BAKER
HEYNES
JONES
JONSE
STAMBORNE
WEBE
JONES, Joan - of Oldbury, Thornbury.
bro Thos JONSE;   Edward son of Jn JONSE;   bro Edward STAMBORNE;   late bro Thos STAMBORNE;   Rich son of Edward STAMBORNE;   Joan dtr of Henry WEBE;   Alice BAKER;   mother Kath HEYNES;   bro Jn JONES of Oldbury exec.
Probate 1583. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1584

JONES
WHITFILD
JONES, Katherine - of Thornbury, spinster.
bro in law Jn WHITFILD & his dtrs Joan & Joyce;   bros Jn & Edward JONES execs.
Probate 1584. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1585

JAMES
LYPPETT
RUSSELL
WAED
JAMES, Joan - of Rockhampton, widow.
dtr Margt WAED;   Rich son of Jn WAED;   dtr Joan LYPPETT;   son in law Jn WAED;   dtr Bridget JAMES exec.
Overseers: Thos RUSSELL & Jn RUSSELL jr.
Probate 1585. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1585

GRIFFEN
HILP
HOWLEBROKE
JONES
JONES, John - of the parsonage, Thornbury, yeo.
son Jn;   bro Phil JONES;   son in law Chas GRIFFEN;   Jn HOWLEBROKE;   wife Joyce exec.
Overseers: Jn HILP, gent,   & father Jn JONES.
Probate 1585. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1596

JOBBYNS
LAWRENCE
PURNELL
JOBBYNS, John - of North Nibley, Gloucs, yeoman, 11 Dec 1596.
Bequests: To my four children, Thomas, William, Katharine, and Johane;   to the poor of North Nibley.
Executrix: wife Margarethe
Overseers: my father Adrian JOBBYNS,   father-in-law Tho[mas] LAWRENCE,   my cousin Tho[mas] PURNELL.
List of debts not copied.
Probate date not copied. GRO Ref: 1596/#49.

Contact: Crandall Family Association

 

1597

IDOLLS
JACKMAN
LEYGH
STYFFE
THORNE
JACKMAN, John - of Oldbury. [Oldbury on the Hill]
sons Rich, Chris & Walt;   dtr Margt THORNE;   godtr Agn JACKMAN;   son Phil exec.
Witnesses: Wlm LEYGH,   Jn IDOLLS senr,   & Rob STYFFE.
Probate 1597. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1598

AGRAE
EERLE
FILL
JONES
ORCHARD
WAALL
JONES, Morris. (?)
childr Mary, Jn, Thos, Margt, Edward, Anne, Jane & Joan;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Jn ORCHARD,   Jn FILL,   Rich AGRAE,   Thos EERLE,   & Morris WAALL.
Probate 1598. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Olveston 1540-1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1605

CHANDLER
CHAUNDLER
DAINGERFEILD
DAINGERFEILDE
HOULDER
JONES
MABAT
PASTE
ROACH
STOKE
TRATMAN
JONES, Joan - of Wickwar. (recorded as missing in index)
bro Thos DAINGERFEILDE & his childr Jn, Edward, Thos, Eliz & Mary;   Eliz dtr of Edward CHANDLER;   Sarah TRATMAN;   Ursula CHANDLER;   Kath MABAT;   sis Kath TRATMAN;   Eliz dtr of Edward TRATMAN;   sis Alice MABAT;   Eliz dtr of Chris TRATMAN & his wife Eliz;   bro Jn TRATMAN & his son Jn;   Edy ROACH;   Anthony HOULDER;   bro in law Edward CHAUNDLER of Hill, husb;   cousin Chris …… of Winterborne clothier;   Jn son of Thos DAINGERFEILD exec.
Overseers: Thos STOKE,   & Wlm PASTE.
Probate 1605. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1607

JOHNSON
PACKER
SHEILDE
SMITHE
WISSE
JOHNSON, Michael - of Tytherington, husb.
dtrs Ellen & Anne;   wife Martha exec.
Witnesses: Henry WISSE,   Henry SHEILDE,   Wlm SMITHE,   & Edward PACKER.
Probate 1607. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1609

JOHNES
POLLEN
SEGAR
SMITHE
TAYLER
JOHNES, John - of Hasell, Olveston. (I)
Inventory by: Jn POLLEN,   Jn. SEGAR,   Jn TAYLER,   & Jn SMITHE.
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

 

1612

JORDAN
TYNDALE
JORDAN, Anthony - of Thornbury, husb.
sis Mary;   son & dtr;   bro Jn JORDAN exec.
Overseer: bro Nichls JORDAN.
Witness: Thos TYNDALE.
Probate 1612. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1616

BROWNING
CHAPEL
CHAPMAN
CHEAPMAN
DYCHEMAR
DYMOCK
GAWER
HARRIS
HOLBOROW
IDOLLES
JACKMAN
KINSCOT
THORNE
JACKMAN, Richard - of husb.
sis Margt THORNE;   dtr Eliz CHAPMAN;   Rich, Jn, Mary, Eliz, & Peter GAWER;   Agn KINSCOT;   Eliz BROWNING;   Mary, Jane, & Alice CHEAPMAN;   Alice HARRIS;   Isabel DYCHEMAR;   Sara HOLBOROW;   Jn DYMOCK;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Jn IDOLLES,   & Rob CHAPEL.
Probate 1616. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1616

JOBBINS
NASHE
SIMMONS
JOBBINS, John - of Kington.
wife Joane exec.
Overseers: Rob SIMMONS,   & Wlm NASHE.
Probate 1616. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1618

FREND
HAINES
JOACHAM
JOACHIM
PARKER
ROGERS
ROUCHE
WOLLY
JOACHAM, John - of Westerleigh, Gloucs., yeoman, 23 Jul 1617.
To be buried in the church of Westerleigh;   to the poor of Westerleigh - 10s;  ;   to Edmond WOLLY and his wife - 10s.;   to Edmond WOLLY his five children - 10s. equally divided;   to Alice ROUCHE - 2s.;   to her seven children - 2s. apiece;   to Joane ROGERS and her two children - 10s. apiece;   to my son John JOACHIM his two sons - 5s. apiece;   to Henry PARKER that doth now dwell with me - £5;   to my daughter Margaret - £30.
Sole Executor: my son Richard JOACHAM - he to have the rest.
Overseers: Edward HAINES and John FREND.   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: John FREND,   Thomas (X) JOACHAM,   Edward HAINES.
Proved at Gloucester 7 Sep 1618. GRO Ref: 1618/#92.

Contact: Crandall Family Association

 

1619

CAPENER
FAUCK
GREEN
JEFFERIS
TAYLOR
JEFFERIS, Bartholomew - of St Mary, Gloucester, husb.
sis Kathr & her child;   bro Jn JEFFERIS & his son Rob;   Rich GREEN senr;   Eliz dtr Wlm FAUCK;   Jn CAPENER;   Anth TAYLOR. bro Jn JEFFERIS.
Overseers: Rich GREEN senr,   & Jn CAPENER exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

JENKINS
PORTER
WILSE
JENKINS, Thomas - of Winchcombe, gent.
son Justinian & his son Thos;   wife Anne exec.
Overseers: Ralph PORTER,   & son in law Rob WILSE.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

GREVESTOCKE
JENNINGS
JENNINGS, John - of Hempsted, husb.
childr Wlm, Jn, Eliz, Agn, Susan, Joan & Margy;   wife Margy exec.
Overseers: bro Henry JENNINGS,   & Mr GREVESTOCKE, minister.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

JOBBINS
TRATMAN
JOBBINS, Ambrose - of North Nibley, husbn.
son Jn & his childr;   dtr Edith & her child;   childr Joan, Rob;   son Chris exec.
Overseers: Wlm, & Saml TRATMAN.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

CRIPPS
DICK
DOBBES
JOHNSON
SHERMORE
JOHNSON, Thomas - of Cirencester, broadweaver.
Dan son of Thos DICK;   wife Anne exec.
Witnesses: Wlm CRIPPS,   Phil SHERMORE,   Thos DICK,   & Jn DOBBES.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

GODWIN
JORDAN
RAWNELL
SHALE
JORDAN, Edmond - of English Bicknor, yeo.
dtr Elinor wife of Jn RAWNELL;   dtr Alice;   sons in law Jn SHALE, & Thos GODWIN;   wife Anne exec.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

BRADNAM
COLLETT
DAWES
GUYE
HINTON
JOHNSON
JOYES
MAYLINE
PEACOCK
RICHMAN
JOYES, William - of Lechlade, husb. (+)
2 childr of Rich JOYES;   childr Rich, Rob, Simon & Joan;   Eliz dtr of Rob GUYE;   godchildren Agn RICHMAN, Wlm PEACOCK, Agn JOHNSON, & Thos COLLETT;   Joan & Wlm childr of Rich DAWES;   son in law Wlm MAYLINE;   son Rob & wife Joan execs.
Overseers: neighb Jn HINTON,   & Anth BRADNAM.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

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1619

BLOTTEN
JONES
PIER
JONES, John - of the City of Bristol, gent., 19 May 1619.
Bequests to Church: To be buried at St. Stephens, Bristol. To the poor of St. Stephen's and St. Michael's in Bristol - 40s. each. To the minister of St. Stephen's - a piece of gold of 11s. for preaching my funeral sermon.
Property: All my lands in County of Monmouth;   All my mills, lands, etc., in North Nibley, Gloucs. and tenement and appurtenances in St. Nicholas Churchyard in Bristol;   my 6 tenements in St. Michael and my close called the Graunge lying on Stonye Hill near to Brandon Hill (both) within the suburbs of Bristol - To go to my wife Jane for life, then to my son (John) and heirs, failing which to my daughter Jane and heirs, remainder to my daughter Johane and heirs, the default of which to my daughter Elizabeth.
Executrix: wife Jane - also to have other property.
Overseers: friends William PIER{?} draper,   and Edward BLOTTEN, gent.
Proved 19 Jun 1619 at London (PCC) by Johanna JONES, relict of the  deceased. PRO Ref: PROB 11/133.

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1620

JONES
THORNER
WHITFIELD
JONES, Thomas -
son Thos & his wife Eliz;   son Jn & his wife Ellen;   son Wlm & his wife Eliz;   dtr Isabel WHITFIELD;   Humphrey, & Thos WHITFIELD Jr;   Ellen THORNER;   Ellen, Eliz, Marg, & Jone dtrs of Thos JONES;   son Jn & wife Jone execs.
Probate 1620. Researched from LDS Film #0091319.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

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1621

COLE
DAWE
HICKES
JOPSON
JOPSON, Thomas - of Cromhall 1621.
childr Henry, Thos, Francis, & Margt;   svt Christian COLE;   wife Margy exec.
Overseers: Arthur DAWE of Hawkesbury,   & Arthur HICKES.
Probate 1621. Researched from LDS Film #0091319.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1615-1624]

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1621

BRITTAINE
COSEN
GREECK
GREENE
JARRETT
LEETH
NORTHERN
PARRAT
RICHARDS
STERLING
WHEATLY
WILLIAMS
JARRETT, Richard - of ship Lion, trading East India.
house in Clearwell [Newland] co. Gloucester to bro Thos JARRETT;   Jn WILLIAMS tailor in Cock Lane, Bristol [co. Gloucester];   wife;   Rich LEETH;   Rob COSEN;   Abrm PARRAT;   Jn GREENE;   Edmund STERLING;   Ellis NORTHERN;   Ben GREECK;   Francis BRITTAINE;   Leonard RICHARDS;   Henry WHEATLY purser;   bro Phil JARRETT*.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jul 1621-Dec 1625: Vol 24, f260.

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1624

JONES
JONES, Richard - of Oldbury. (same as will found in 1626)
Probate 1624. Researched from LDS Film #0091320.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1615-1624]

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1624

JONES
MURSLEY
WICKHAM
JONES, William - of Pucklechurch, Gloucs., husbandman, 30 Nov 1623.
All to my wife Esabeth.
Witnesses: Rowland MURSLEY,   Anthony WICKHAM.
Proved at Gloucester 6 Jul 1624. GRO Ref: 1624/#170.

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1626

BARROW
CHAMPNEIS
HANCOCK
HILL
JONES
LINKE
MOORE
PEARCE
THURSTON
JONES, Richard - of Oldbury.
son Edward & his childr Rich, Eliz & Joan;   son Rich & his childr Chas & Joan;   dtr Eliz PEARCE, & her sons Jn HANCOCK, Rich, Thos, & Wlm;   Agn BARROW;   Joan wife of Morris HANCOCK of Ingst;   dtr Julian wife of Thos HILL of Ingst & their childr Edward & Eliz;   dtr Eliz MOORE & he son Rich;   Rich son of Jn JONES of Elberton & his childr Henry & Eliz;   dtr Agn wife of Thos CHAMPNEIS of Elberton & their sons Edward & Rich;   wife Eliz & son Jn execs.
Overseers: Wlm LINKE of the Marsh,   & Edward THURSTON.
Probate 1626. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1625-1635]

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1627

AVERY
HEADLEY
JURY
ROSWELL
SMITH
WESTWOOD
JURY, Robert - of ship London.
John JURY of Marshfield;   Thomas ROSWELL of Harrow Alley by Algate;   Thomas SMITH surgeons mate;   William WESTWOOD;   John AVERY;   East India Co.
Executor: brother Thomas JURY of Marshfield co. Gloucester.
Witness: John HEADLEY surgeon.
Proved 1627 - PCC (121; Skynner)

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1627

JOHNSON
JOHNSON, Jacob - of Rotterdam, Holland, mariner.
Probate 1627. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1627

DUDDINE
JONES
WALLIES
JONES, John - of Thornbury.
son Henry & his childr Henry, Jn, Eliz, Mary & Agn;   dtr Agn wife of Henry DUDDINE of Elberton;   son Wlm;   son Jn & his son Thos;   childr of dtr Joyce;   dtr Margt WALLIES & her childr Thos, Eliz & Mary;   son Jn exec.
Overseers: son in law Henry DUDDINE,   & kinsman Jn JONES.
Probate 1627. Researched from LDS Film #0091321.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1625-1635]

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1629

JOACHAM
SIFFORD
SLONERINGE
STOCK
TOVIE
WHITE
WICKHAM
JOACHAM, William - of Rodford, parish of Westerleigh, Gloucs., husbandman [too dark to read date]
To be buried in the churchyard of Westerleigh;   to my godson Abraham [not clear] JOACHAM - my great crock;   to my [son] Thomas - my best brass pan and my best brass candlesticks, other brassware;   to [unclear] my coffer;   to my son [name too dark to read] - coffer which now stands in the said chamber;   to my daughter Elinor my second brass pan after the decease of my wife Agnes which is now living;   to my daughter Agnis STOCK - 5s., to my daughter Mary - 1s.
Joint Executors: my wife Agnes and my son Thomas - they to have the rest.
Overseers: Thomas TOVIE and Robert WHITE.
Debts: 20s. to Thomas SLONERINGE of Nettleton, which of the £5 which my son-in-law William SIFFORD had of him.   Testator signs by mark.
Witnesses: Robert TOVIE, Thomas (X) TOVIE,   William (X) WICKHAM.
Proved 22 Feb 1629. GRO Ref: 1629/#166.

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1631

BARLY
BERRY
FRANKHAM
JOANES
TAYLOR
WATHAM
WEST
JOANES, Henry - of Woodhouse, Olveston, taylor.
Giles WATHAM & his childr Jms, Anne & Eliz;   bro Chris JOANES;   Wlm BARLY & his childr Jn, Wlm, Thos & Eliz;   Anne dtr of Thos WEST;   dtr Eliz BERRY & her 5 childr.
Executors: Rob FRANKHAM,   & Thos WEST.
Witness: Rob TAYLOR.
Probate 1631. Researched from LDS Film #0091322.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Olveston 1620-1660]

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1635

HOWE
JONES
ORGAN
OSBOURNE
PARSONS
PONTING
POULING
TYLIE
WEYNOLL
WEYNOR
WHITE
JONES, John - of Rodford i/t/p Westerleigh, Gloucs, husbandman, 30 Aug 1635.
To be buried in the churchyard of Westerleigh.
To my sister Welthian HOWE - 40s.;   to my sisters Margaret JONES and Magdalen JONES - (each) 10s.;   to my brother Roger JONES - all my wearing apparel except my cloak;   to my mother Joane JONES - my cloak;   to John POULING - 6s.8d.;   to my daughter-in-law Elnor TYLIE - two kyne (also) a great kettle provided that her mother shall have the use of it;   to John WEYNOLL - a black heifer;   to my goddaughter Margaret PONTING - 5s.;   to my landlord Robert WHITE - a bay colt;   to the poor of Westerleigh - 5s.8d.
Sole Executrix: my wife Elizabeth JONES - she to have the rest.
Overseers: Robert WHITE and John WEYNOR.   Due by John WEYNOLL - £6.
Witnesses: Walter OSBOURNE,   John ORGAN,   John PARSONS.   Testator signs by mark.
Proved at Gloucester 18 Sep 1635.

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1637

JONES
JONES, Henry - of Keevil, Wiltshire, gent.
Probate 1637. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1640

HOBBES
JOANES
RIDLY
JOANES, Thomas - of Rangeworthy, shoemaker.
dtr Elnr & her childr Jn, Dan, Sara, & Giles RIDLY & 2 others;   dtr Eliz & her childr Ellen, Eliz, Sara, & Mary HOBBES;   dtr Joan exec.
Overseers: bros Wlm & Jn JOANES.
Probate 1640. Researched from LDS Film #0091324.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

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1642

JONES
THURSTON
JONES, John - of Sibland, Thornbury.
childr Wlm, Thos, Jn, Joan, Martha, Sara, & Agn;   bro Henry JONES;   wife Margery;   dtr Mary exec.
Overseers: bro in law Edward THURSTON,   & Edward THURSTON, baker.
Probate 1642. Researched from LDS Film #0091324.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1645

JAYNE
TAYER
WEBB
WITHER
JAYNE, Edward - of Keinton, Thornbury.
dtr Eliz wife of Edward WEBB;   sons Thos & Edward;   son Jn exec.
Overseers: Jn TAYER,   & Jn WITHER.
Probate 1645. Researched from LDS Film #0091325.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1636-1650]

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1657

BEEALLOCK
BULLOCK
BULLOUCK
DORNEY
JONES
SORDRED
JONES, John - of ......, Gloucs, husbandman, 3 Jun 1657.
daughter Jane BULLOCK,   her two children John BEEALLOCK and James BULLOUCK (Junior);   son Mathew JONES;   daughter Mary JONES at 21;   to my son John JONES his four children (John JONES, Joseph JONES, Judith JONES, and Jane JONES);   my four children John JONES, Mary BULLOCK, Mathew JONES, and Mary JONES;  
Executor: my wife Anne JONES.
Overseers: William SORDRED and Joseph DORNEY.
Witnesses: William SORDRED,   Joseph DORNEY.   John JONES signs by mark.
Proved at London (PCC) Aug 1657. PRO Ref: PROB 11/267.
Note: Copy is very dark, so not very legible.

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1670

JACKOMAN
JACKOMAN, John - of Island of Nevis.
brother James JACKOMAN in Chattam, England;   cousin James JACKOMAN in Jamaica;   wife Catherine in Bristol.
Probate 1670. Researched from LDS Film #0091327.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1670

JENKINS
JENKINS, William - of Bristol, merchant, bound to sea.
Probate 1670. Researched from LDS Film #0091327.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

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1680

ALLORD
HARRIS
HILL
JELFE
SURMAN
JELFE, Margaret - of Ashleworth, widow, 1676.
Beneficiaries: daughter Sara HILL;   grandchildren Mary HILL, Sara HILL, & Guy HILL;   son Nathaniel ALLORD.
Witnesses: William SURMAN;   Jeremiah HARRIS.
Probate Gloucester 1680. GRO Ref: 1680/#114.

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1687

ALLIN
GRIFFIN
HORWOOD
JOBBINS
MARLLOWE
PIRCE
JOBBINS, Mary - widow, o/t/p Cromhall co. Gloucester, 5 Jan 1687/8.
to my sonne John JOBBINS - "the tabell board in the kitshing and the bed stool in the chamber over the kitshing and my little brass boiler and on peire of pewter marked with IIM";   to the first child that my daughter Mary shall have - I give a gold ringg;   to Meriam the wife of Henry ALLIN and to Mary the wife of Joseph PIRCE (each) one shilling.
Sole Executrix: my daughter Mary the wife of Thomas HORWOOD.
Overseers: Robert GRIFFIN and Daniell MARLLOWE of Cromhall and "I give unto them on shilling".
Witnesses: Henry A ALLIN,   Daniell MARLLOWE,   John I PIRCE.
Probate 25 Jan 1687. GRO Ref: 1687/#16.

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1687

JELFE
MERRY
SALCOMB
JELFE, Thomas - of Sandhurst, 3 Apr 1687.
Beneficiaries: eldest son William, second son Thomas, & youngest son John;   also Judith the wife of eldest son William, & grand-daughter Elizabeth (eldest daughter of William and Judith).
Witnesses: Edmond SALCOMB;   William MERRY(X).
Probate Gloucester 1687. GRO Ref: 1687/#268.
Note: It is believed Thomas was the father of William JELFE, Vicar of Tirley, 1681-1707.

Contact: Guy Ancestry

 

1693

BAKER
BARKSTER
BUTT
HALLE
JELF
JELFE
NICCOLLS
JELF, Walter - of Sandhurst, co. Gloucester, Fisherman, 4 Sep 1693.
Beneficiaries: sister-in-law Mary JELFE,   nephew Mary HALLE,   sister-in-law Joan C____,   Deborah BUTT,   nephew Richard BARKSTER,   son-in-law Richard BAKER,   nephews John JELFE and Elizabeth JELFE (also executors)
Witnesses: Robert NICCOLLS,   Richard BAKER.
Probate 1693. GRO Ref: 1693/#222.
Note: A full transcription of this, and other related Wills is available at www.twigsnbranches.co.uk. There's also a comment on the use of 'nephew' (rather than - as we'd expect - 'niece')

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1708

BARKER
BEALE
BIDDLE
JELFE
TAYLOR
JELFE, William - of Tirley, Clerk, 1706.
wife Judith;   son William, daughters Elizabeth & Judith;   son John.
Witnesses: William BIDDLE;   John BIDDLE;   George TAYLOR;   John BEALE;   Nicholas BARKER.
Probate Gloucester 1708. GRO Ref: 1708/#192.
Note: William was Vicar of Tirley 1681-1707; he mar Judith BIDDLE.

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1752

HUMPHREYS
HUMPHRYS
JONES
LORD
SHAKLETHROPE
TARRANT
TUCKER
JONES, William - of Stratton St. Margaret, Wilts, malster, 14 Feb 1750/1.
Date of death/burial: u/k.   wife Ann.
Beneficiaries: sons Robert (the eldest), William;   grandchild [unnamed] eldest daughter of Robert.
Mentioned: William SHAKLETHROPE als. TUCKER.
Guardians of will: bro. in law William HUMPHRYS,   son Robert JONES.
Witnesses: Edwards TARRANT, Samuel TARRANT,   Jno. LORD.
Probate 17 Jun 1752; Wiltshire Will.
Note: William JONES mar Ann HUMPHREYS in 1725 at Swindon, Wilts, when William is from Hatherop, Glos.

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1801

JOTCHAM
SMITH
JOTCHAM, John - of Cromhall, yeoman. (Ad)
Administrators: Elizabeth JOTCHAM of Cromhall, widow;   Richard JOTCHAM of Cromhall, yeoman;   William SMITH of Gloucester, haymaker.
Admon. 15 Dec 1801, Gloucester.

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1816

CHAPEAU
HUGHES
HUMPHREYS
JOHNSON
NORMAN
PHYTHIAN
THORNET
JOHNSON, Benjamin - of Shipton Oliffe, gentleman, 10 Sep 1815.
Beneficiaries: sons Thomas JOHNSON and Benjamin (also joint executors);   daughters Ann THORNET and Rebecca HUMPHREYS.
Witnesses: John PHYTHIAN,   Robert HUGHES.
Others mentioned: John THORNET, farmer of 'Cropton'[1], Worcestershire;   son-in-law Richard HUMPHREYS, carpenter of Shipton Oliffe;   son-in-law William Posthumous CHAPEAU[2], from whom Benjamin JOHNSON rented his farm at Shipton Oliffe;   John NORMAN, from whom Benjamin purchased the lifehold house which he gives to his daughter Rebecca.
Amongst the bequests: "...All my live and dead Stock Household Goods and Furniture and Implements of husbandry now being in the Dwellinghouse and Outhouses and upon the Farm and Lands situate at Shipton Oliffe..." (suggesting he was a farmer)
Probate Gloucester 5 Apr 1816. GRO Ref: 1816/#41.
Notes: [1] Possibly 'Cropthorne'.
[2] This really was his name. Among the parish records of Shipton Oliffe at the GRO is a copy of his will. Ref. P290 IN 3/2.
Other information: Benjamin was the father of Benjamin JOHNSON of Cold Aston, q.v. his Will dated 14 May 1857.

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1850

BUCHANAN
HENRY
JENNER
MARTIN
WOODWARD
JENNER, Nathaniel - late of Standish, Farmer.
Elizabeth JENNER of Standish co. Gloucester widow,   Samuel MARTIN of Haresfield in the same County,   and William Cox BUCHANAN of Bisley in the same County Gentleman - held and firmly bound unto James HENRY Lord Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol in the sum of Sixteen Hundred Pounds...
Signed: Thos. WOODWARD Registry Gloucester,   Elizabeth JENNER,   Samul. MARTIN,   Wm Cox BUCHANAN.
Admin. 12 Apr 1850. GRO Ref: 1850/#94.

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1857

ACOCK
JOHNSON
KENDALL
MINCHIN
WILKINS
JOHNSON, Benjamin - of Cold Aston, farmer, 22 Apr 1848.
Beneficiary: son Benjamin JOHNSON (also sole executor)
Witnesses: J N WILKINS,   W KENDALL (Solicitors of Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire)
Other information: No other persons are mentioned, although the testator had two daughters, Sarah Ann James JOHNSON, and Mary JOHNSON, who were both married by the time the will was written. Sarah married Joseph ACOCK (son of Thomas ACOCK of Cold Aston) 4 Feb 1843. Mary married Joseph MINCHIN 1 Mar 1848.
Probate Gloucester 14 May 1857. GRO Ref: 1857/#122.
Testator died 14 Mar 1857. He was the son of Benjamin JOHNSON of Shipton Oliffe, q.v. his Will dated 5 Apr 1816.

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