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:-

 

1542

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1543

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1548

NELME
NELME, John - of Berkeley.
dtr Joan;   wife Edith exec.
Probate 1548. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1556

ATKYNES
NELME
WYLKYNES
NELME, John - of Sanagar, Berkeley.
dtr Joan;   Thos WYLKYNES;   Agn ATKYNES;   wife Jane exec.
Probate 1556. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1558

ATKYNES
NELME
NELME, Alice - of Sanagar, Berkeley.
Joan dtr of Jn NELME;   Margery NELME of Hinton;   Alice ATKYNES;   wife of Jn ATKYNES of Wick;   son Jms exec.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1558

ATKYNES
NELME
NELME, William - of Berkeley.
Agn ATKYNES;   Wlm son of Rob NELME of Rockhampton;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: sons Jn, & Jms NELME.
Probate 1558. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1559

NYCHOLAS
NYCHOLAS, Philip - of Stone.
childr Thos, Jms, Jn, Joan, Eliz & Rich;   wife Ellen exec.
Probate 1559. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1561

CAMES
FRYER
LEWES
MODY
NEWEMAN
WERE
NEWEMAN, John - of Halmar, Berkeley.
dtr Margt;   dtrs Joan & Maud, & their child;   Frances WERE;   wife Joan exec.
Overseers: Jn MODY,   Jn LEWES,   Jn CAMES,   & Rich FRYER.
Probate 1561. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1563

CORIARE
NICOLAS
NICOLAS, Robert - of Hill.
Friswide CORIARE;   wife exec.
Probate 1563. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1564

NYCOLAS
TYLADAM
NYCOLAS, William - of the Marshe, Berkeley.
childr Jn, Ellen, Eliz & Thos;   wife Joan exec.
Overseer: Wlm TYLADAM.
Probate 1564. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1569

GILLMAN
HURNE
LANYE
MALLETT
NICOLAS
NYCOLAS
PEYRES
TELLADAM
NICOLAS, Joan - of Clapton, Berkeley.
childr Eliz, Jn & Ellen;   Wlm NYCOLAS;   Joan HURNE;   Joan GILLMAN;   Wlm & Eliz LANYE. execs of Wlm MALLETTs estate;   son Thos exec.
Overseers: Wlm TELLADAM senr,   Wlm GILLMAN,   Jn GILLMAN,   Thos PEYRES.
Probate 1569. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Berkeley 1541-1571]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1573

NEYLE
NEYLE, Walter - of Cromhall.
wife Joan exec.
Probate 1573. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1590

ARTHER
NOOTE
NOTE
WARINGTON
NOTE, John - of Cowhill, Oldbury.
Rich NOOTE jr;   Agn dtr of Rich NOOTE;   son Rich NOTE;   Wlm ARTHER;   Thos WARINGTON.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1592

NASHE
OLDLAND
WOOD
WYLCOCKS
NASHE, Thomas - of Oldbury.
son Thos;   late bro Wlm WYLCOCKS;   wife Margt exec.
Overseers: Rich WOOD,   & Jn OLDLAND.
Probate 1592. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1592

FFIZAR
HOOKE
LONGDEN
MARSHE
NEALE
NEALE, William - of Upton, Hawkesbury, 10 Feb 1591/2.
Beneficiaries: wife Marian (executor);   son Richard (dwelling now in London);   son Ffrancisse;   son Arthur, son William (executor);   daughter Jane NEALE (under 23);   daughter Ursula NEALE (under 23);  
Overseer: friend Hieram FFIZAR.
Witnesses: Tho: HOOKE (vicar of Hawkesbury);   Thomas LONGDEN;   Thomas MARSHE.

Contact: Pat Adair

 

1609

GOOURE
JONES
NEALE
RODMAN
NEALE, Alice - of Rangeworthy, widow.
son Geo & his son Geo;   sons Jn & Geo NEALE execs.
Overseers: Jn RODMAN,   & Stephen JONES.
Witness: Thos GOOURE clerk.
Probate 1609. Researched from LDS Film #0091317.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1611

ADY
BAKER
CLERKE
DIPER
MORE
NASHE
OWLAND
SMIKYRME
WARINGTON
NASHE, Thomas - of Oldbury, husb.
Thos DIPER of Olveston;   Kath MORE;   Eliz BAKER of Oldbury;   Eliz CLERKE;   Wlm Arthur;   cousin Jn OWLAND of Northwicke exec.
Witnesses: Thos WARINGTON,   Rich ADY,   & Jn (SMIKYRME?)
Probate 1611. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1618

JONES
LAUE
NOWELL
STAMBORNE
STAMBOURNE
WEBLIE
NOWELL, Annis - of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, widow, ... Aug 1613. (N)
She being in talke and communication with Joane STAMBORNE of the same parish, widow, said to the said Joane STAMBORNE that she would make Edith STAMBOURNE (daughter of the said Joane STAMBORNE) her executrix.
Another time the said Annis NOWELL said unto Alice LAUE (wife of William LAUE of the same parish) that she would give her kinswoman Edith STAMBORNE her goods.
Annis NOWELL also spoke her words to one John WEBLIE, her kinsman.   She would also give unto Joane JONES (wife of Gyles JONES of the same parish) and to her kinswoman Ann WEBLIE (wife of John WEBLIE).
Proved 1618 at Bristol Consistory Court.

Contact: Crandall Family Association

 

1619

BARNES
BELL
COWPER
HAMLYN
HYET
KEANE
NEWMAN
PALMER
SURMAN
THOMAS
TOMES
WELLER
WOOD
NEWMAN, Robert - of Southam, Bishops Cleeve, yeo.
bro Rich;   bro Leonard & his son Rich;   sis Anne wife of Wlm BARNES of Prestbury;   sis Eliz TOMES of Cranham;   Frances wife of Rich COWPER of Cleeve;   Margt wife of Rich SURMAN;   sis Margt late wife of Rich WELLER & their dtr Margy;   svt Margy PALMER;   godson Roger son of Roger BARNES;   godson Rob son of Thos HYET;   Jane, Anne, Ruth, Rob, Francis, Jos, childr of Rich HAMLYN & wife Joan of Bromfield;   Anth BELL;   (testator was exec of will of Agn WOOD, mother of said Joan HAMLYN);   Alice wife of Rob TOMES of Cranham;   Wlm THOMAS;   Roger BARNES jr exec.
Overseers: kinsm Roger KEANE,   & bro in law Wlm BARNES.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

NICHOLAS
NOLME
NICHOLAS, James - of Swanley, Berkeley, weaver.
wife Alice & son Thos execs.
Overseers: Wlm NOLME of Todworth,   & cous Wlm NICHOLAS.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1636

BUSHELL
NORTON
ROACH
NORTON, William - of Tytherington, gent.
dtr Judith wife of Geo ROACH & their childr Lionel & Mary;   son Wlm & his son Jn;   childr Mary & Jn;   wife Anne & son Wlm execs.
Overseers: bro Rob NORTON, gent,   & Wlm BUSHELL of city of Wells, gent.
Probate 1636. Researched from LDS Film #0091323.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1636-1650]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1663

CLEAVER
LODWICK
LOVE
NORRIS
STEVENS
NORRIS, Jeremiah - Barbados, 1663.
wife Elizabeth;   daughter Sarah N & brother William STEVENS, of Dursley co Gloucester;   grandson Nathaniel LOVE;   Henry son of daughter Hannah wife of Francis CLEAVER;   Jeremiah & Rachel children of daughter Mary wife of Francis LODWICK.
[Ed: As "brother" William STEVENS does not have the same surname, presumably he was a step brother, or brother in law?]

Contact: Barbados records, wills and administrations

 

1676

MORRIS
NORVELL
NORVELL, John - Barbados, 1676.
son John in Bristol, England;   sister Priscilla;   exec Richard MORRIS.

Contact: Barbados records, wills and administrations

 

1684

ALWAY
NEALE
PRITCHARD
NEALE, William - the younger of Hawkesbury, yeoman, 26 Dec 1683.
eldest son Thomas;   sons Matthew, Robert, William;   dau Elizabeth wife of John ALWAY of Upton;   son-in-law John ALWAY of Upton, yeoman (also executor).
Witness: Abraham PRITCHARD of Upton, husbandman.
Inventory: 3 Jan 1683/4.
Note: John ALWAY renounced his appointment as executor; will was contested by son Thomas.

Contact: Pat Adair

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