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:-

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1544

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

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1545

ADY
EDWARDS
RUSSELL
VYDLER
WEST
YEARLE
YEARLE, Thomas - of Thornbury.
Agn, & Jn VYDLER;   Wlm son of Henry YEARLE;   2 dtrs of Wlm YEARLE;   Agn WEST;   Eliz EDWARDS;   son Wlm YEARLE & other childr execs.
Overseers: Jn ADY,   & Rich RUSSELL.
Probate 1545. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1541-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1556

ADCOCK
FAWSETT
GABB
HARRIS
LYPPET
MAN
SPARRIE
WEBBE
YATE
YATE, William - of Tytherington, vicar.
svt Florance;   kinswmn Margt YATE;   bro in law Walter FAWSETT & his dtrs Agn, Joan, & Alice;   Agn GABB;   Alice dtr of Wlm HARRIS;   Jn ADCOCK;   Jn LYPPET;   Rob son of Jn YATE;   Mr SPARRIE, dean of Hawkesbury;   Jn MAN curate of Rangeworthy;   Nich WEBBE;   nephew Hugh YATE exec.
Probate 1556. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1544-1567]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1570

BRUTTON
MANNSHILL
PACKER
STYCH
YATES
YATES, Hugh - of Tytherington, husb.
Roger STYCH;   Rob BRUTTON;   Wlm MANNSHILL;   Jn PACKER;   childr Benjamin, Judith, & Mary execs.
Probate 1570. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Cromhall, &c. 1568-1589]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1590

CATCHMADE
COWLAY
YEAROTHE
YEAROTHE, Peter - of Shepardyne, Rockhampton.
childr Rich & Agn;   wife Alice exec.
Overseers: Wlm COWLAY,   & Thos CATCHMADE.
Probate 1590. Researched from LDS Film #0091316.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1577-1599]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1614

DAWNEY
LAWRENCE
NASHE
RICKETTS
YEARROTT
YEARROTT, Richard - of Oldbury on Severn, husb.
master Chris NASHE;   aunts dtrs Anne, & Eliz LAWRENCE;   uncles childr;   RICKETTS childr.
Witnesses: Jn DAWNEY.
Probate 1614. Researched from LDS Film #0091318.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Thornbury 1600-1614]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1619

BALLARD
COLEMAN
DIRRAM
WALFORD
YATE
YATE, William - of Weston under Edge.
childr Jn, Edmund, Eliz & Ann;   wife Anne exec.
Overseers: Jn WALFORD,   & friends Edw BALLARD,   Rich COLEMAN,   & Jn DIRRAM.
Probate Gloucester 1619. Researched from LDS Film #0091396.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1998: Gloucester 1619]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1642

YOUNGE
YOUNGE, John - of Youghal, Ireland, mariner.
Probate 1642. Researched from LDS Film #0091324.
[Wills abstracted by Leslie Mahler in 1999: Bristol Strays]

Contact: Early Probate Records

 

1710

BLISS
CRIPS
EDWARDS
MORSE
YEARNTON
YEARNTON, Thomas - of Sapperton, yeoman, signed 8 Dec 1709.
Beneficiaries: wife Anne;   sons William, Harry, Thomas, John;   daughter Elianor MORSE and her son Thomas MORSE.
Witnesses: John BLISS,   Thomas CRIPS jr,   John EDWARDS.
Proved at Gloucester 21 Jan 1709/10. GRO Ref: 1709/#10.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1745

SMALL
YARNTON
YARNTON, Thomas - of Rodmarton, farmer, signed 2 Aug 1743.
Beneficiaries: sons Thomas and John;   daughters Anne and Mary.
Executor: John YARNTON.
Witnesses: John SMALL,   Mary SMALL.
Proved at Gloucester 13 Apr 1745. GRO Ref: 1745/#41.

Contact: Michael Poole

 

1752

COXE
YARNTON
YARNTON, John - of Rodmarton, farmer, died intestate. (I)
Bondsmen: William YARNTON of Sapperton and John COXE, gent.
Admon granted at Gloucester 20 Nov 1752 to Elizabeth YARNTON, widow.  GRO Ref: 1752/#165.

Contact: Michael Poole

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