Herefordshire Wills

Abstracts of Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire, this is the Hereford Record Office. Wills which were proved in the Archdeaconry of Brecon may be found at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. 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:-

 

BRACE
BRASE
BRIDE
CROWE
LONG
LONGE
LUCKAS
PIPER
POWELL
RAPHES
BRASE alias RAPHES, Edmund - of Curlane in Pembridge. [this will has no date]
to be buried Pembridge;   to my wife Margaret;   to my son Thomas.
Witnesses: George BRACE &   Richard LONGE &   William LUCKAS &   William PIPER &   John BRIDE, etc.
Creditors: William CROWE &   Richard LONG &   Richard POWELL curate of Pembridge.
Proved Hereford. The Will is undated.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1535

BEDFORD
BULL
PHILIPPS
ROODE
BULL, Rafe - of Chorlestre, Lempster.
Henry ROODE preste and vicar of Lempster;   Willm BEDFORD dcsd;   wife Margaret;   son Thomas;   Stephyn BULL;   to Stephyn my son;   Willm PHILIPPS.
Proved 1535 - PCC; Ref FHL#91916 - PCC 33; Hogen.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1550

BADLOND
BRACE
LOCHARD
SMYTH
STEVYS
TAYLLER
BADLOND, John - the elder of Staunton by Pembridge, 1550.
wife Alis*;   son Roger BADLOND;   sons in law John STEVYS and George TAYLLER.
Overseer: son Roger BADLOND.
Debtor: Harry BRACE gent.
Witnesses: John SMYTH of Stocklow,   Hewg LOCHARD,   George TAYLLER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1550

BLOUNT
BURYTON
SAWLETTE
WALFORD
WELFORD
BLOUNT, John - [of Grendon, Herefordshire], 3 Jun 1549.
wife Johane;   son James;   brother Richard.
Mentions: Edmond BLOUNT;   kinsman Henry WALFORD;   daughter Elizabeth BURYTON.
Executors: wife Johnae and son James.
Overseer: brother Richard.
Witnesses: Richard BURYTON gent,   Henry WELFORD gent,   William SAWLETTE gent,   Edmund BLOUNT gent.
Probate 1550.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1550

AGNES
BADLOND
BAYLY
BOOLL
DAVID
EVE
GRYSMOND
GYLLAM
HOGES
HYGYNS
MASSY
MASSYE
PASSY
PASSYE
TAYLER
YEVE
BADLOND, Thomas - of Streyte [Street] in Kyngyslane [Kingsland] parish, 9 Jan 1550. (sick in body)
to be buried in Kingsland churchyard;   to Hereford cathedral - 4d.;   to Kingsland church poor box - 3s.4d.;   to my wife AGNES - 6 oxen, 6 kine, 20 ewes, 5 sheep, the best yarrow, bolond wayne and the whole crop in the field;   to Margery (my daughter) - £12 for her marriage and at the decease of Agnes (my wife) £4 with part of my household stuff at her discretion;   to Alys PASSY (my daughter) - 4 marks owed by Stevyn BOOLL of Old Radnor;   to William PASSYE (my son in law) & to Als my daughter his wife - 2 kine now in their keeping;   to William PASSYE (my son in law's son) a cow;   to John BADLOND (my son) - 2 bullocks;   to William and Thomas (my son John's children) - a 2yr old bullock & a yearling calf each;   to Thomas (the son of Harry YEVE) - a yearling calf;   to Johan BAYLY (my goddaughter) - 2 two-year-old heifers & a yearling calf;   to Stevyn BADLOND - 6s.8d.;   to Johan TAYLER - a yearling calf;   to Thomas BADLOND (the son of Roger BADLOND of Over Staunton) - a yearling calf;   to Richard MASSYE - a bushel of muncorne.
Debts owing to me: Stevyn BOOLL - 4 marks;   Richard HOGES of Evynton [Ivington] - £4-4s.;   Humfrey GYLLAM of Lemster [Leominster] butcher - 3s.;   DAVID - 13s.8d.;   the residue of my goods not bequeathed to Agnes* (my wife)
Overseers: Harry YEVE and Thomas GRYSMOND.
Witnesses: Roger MASSY clerk,   John BADLOND,   Harry EVE,   Thomas HYGYNS,   William PASSY &   Thomas GRYSMOND with others.
Will dated 9 Jan 1550. Proved Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1551

BADLAND
BADLANDE
BADLOND
BOWEN
COCKE
GODWYN
GOD{W}YN
GRENELYE
GRENLY
HOSKYN
NAISSE
OWEN
PERIN
PIPER
RODE
SMYTHE
STEVENS
WELSSE
BADLOND, John - of Moldeley, 1551.
son in law Thomas;   father Watkyn BADLANDE;   father in law Thomas PIPER of Stanton;   children: unnamed;   servants: Elnor, Walter.
Beneficiaries: Phelippe GRENLY the elder of Moldeley,   Phelippe GRENELYE,   Elnor NAISSE,   Hugh COCKE,   John HOSKYN,   Bedoe OWEN,   John SMYTHE of Stansbatche,   Alyce the wife of Watkyn BADLANDE,   John PERIN,   Anne BOWEN.
Mentioned: John STEVENS,   Rychard WELSSE gent.
Debtors: George GODWYN the elder,   John GOD{W}YN the elder,   George RODE.
Witnesses: father in law Thomas PIPER,   John PERIN clerk,   {?} BADLAND.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1551

A'BOWEN
ANAISSE
ARODE
BADLAND
BADLANDE
BADLOND
COCKE
GODWYN
GODYN
GRENELYE
GRENLY
HOSKYN
OWEN
PERIN
PIPER
SMYTHE
STEVENS
WALSSE
BADLOND, John - of Moldeley (Mowley), 30 Jun 1551.
to be buried Staunton churchyard;   to Thomas my son in law;   to Elnor my servant;   to Watter my servant;   to my 2 daughters in law;   to Phelippe GRENLY of Moldeley the elder;   to my godchildren: Phelippe GRENELYE & Elnmor ANAISSE;   to repair highway between me & Presten [Presteigne];   to Huge COCKE;   to John HOSKYN;   to Bedoo OWEN;   to John SMYTHE of Stansbatche;   to Alyce BADLANDE wife of Watkyn BADLANDE;   to John PERIN;   to Watkyn BADLANDE my father - a close of oats on John STEVENS's ground & a close called The Parocke;   to Anne A BOWEN;   to my brethren land acquired from Rychard WALSSE gent if they pay the pledge & 40s. to my children.
Debtors: George GODWYN the elder &   John GODYN the elder &   George ARODE.
Witnesses: Thomas PIPER my father in law of Staunton &   John PERIN clerk &   … BADLAND.
Will dated 30 Jun 1551. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1555

BARWART
BORWART
GRYSMOND
BARWART, William - of Kingsland, 1555.
wife Elsabett*;   son John;   granddau Johan daughter of son John.
Witnesses: John BORWART,   Thomas GRYSMOND.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1557

BOLL
LAWE
MORE
PRWDE
TWYSYLL
BOLL, Roger - of Shobdon, 1557.
wife Jhone;   ghostly father: Humfrey TWYSYLL.
Executrix: wife Jane.
Witnesses: Humfrey TWYSYLL,   Roger PRWDE.
Appraisors of Inventory: Humfrey MORE,   Harre LAWE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1558

BALLARD
BALLY
BAULLYS
BREYTON
CHESTR
GEFFES
HYDE
MARCROFE
PRYCHARD
STEVENS
TABERER
WOTTON
WYCKS
BALLARD, Sir Robart, 22 Nov 1558.
"Body to be buried in the chansell of Stretton";   To the Cathedral Church of Heforde - iiiid;   All my goods to John A PRYCHARD to pay my detts & funeral;   John CHESTR - 4£ 5s 4d;   Hugh BALLY of Brinsopp - ls;   Ryc MARCROFE of Hereford - iii£;   John HYDE of Herfford - xxxs;  ;   Mary WOTTON - viiis. Dettts that are owing me: Thomas STEVENS of Hontyton;   Hugh WYCKS for ?? - 10s;   Master BREYTON for every tegth? - 4£ 4d.
Witnesses: John BAULLYS clerk,   Sir Myles GEFFES,   Symond TABERER wth others.
Proved 1558 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91633.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1559

BROOKE
BROOKS
TOSE
WALSHE
BROOKE, David - of Gloucs, Knyght, 20 Nov 1558.
"To be buried parish church of Redolyff where my father and mother lay buried";   wife Lady Margarette BROOKE (goods at our marriage);   house in St. Thomas Street, Bristol;   nevewes (this is an interesting way to spell nephews) Hughe BROOKE and John WALSHE;   kinsman John TOSE;   Elizabeth BROOKS marriage;   Redolyffe St in Bristol.
Proved 1559 - PCC; Ref FHL#91937; Mellershe, Folio 10.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00186 - rrl

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1561

BAKER
COLLMAN
DYGGAS
FROYSELL
GLLM
GWILLAM
LEWES
MORYCE
PERSON
RESE
TROMPER
WHYTEHOWSE
BAKER, Watkyn - of {Eard}ysland, 1561.
wife Margaret, brother Philip, nephew Thomas BAKER;   kinsmen John BAKER and Edward BAKER;   goddaughter Elizabeth WHYTEHOWSE.
Beneficiaries: Ales ap LEWES,   Walter FROYSELL,   John FROYSELL and his brother Philip FROYSELL,   Ales daughter of {?} GLLM,   Anne ap LEWES,   Thomas FROYSELL, Johan FROYSELL,   Margaret ap GLLM,   Richard TROMPER,   John ap GWILLAM,   Elizabeth ap GLLM,   Anne FROYSELL,   Margaret ap GLLM wife of Roger ap GLM.,  
Executors: Raufe DYGGAS,   Watkyn MORYCE.
Overseer: John FROYSELL.
Witnesses: Harry PERSON curate,   Thomas ap RESE,   Thomas COLLMAN,   Richard TROMPER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1563

BEDOWES
HYGGYNS
MEREDYTHE
MOWLAN
TAYLOR
BEDOWES, Agnes - widow, of Kingsland, 1563.
daus Dorothe, Margaret and Elizabeth*.
Witnesses: Thomas TAYLOR clerk,   Richard MEREDYTHE,   Edmond MOWLAN,   Richard HYGGYNS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1563

BADLONDE
BROWNE
CROFTE
GLLM
MYNTON
NEWLAND
SMYTHE
STALLERD
STEDE
BROWNE, Thomas - of Pembridge, 1563.
wife Alis*, son William, dau Anne. Named: Harry STALLERD,   Thomas CROFTE.
Witness: Roger BADLONDE.
Debtors: William NEWLAND,   Richard GLLM,   Richard SMYTHE.
Creditors: Thomas STEDE,   Thomas MYNTON.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1564

BALLARD
BALLARDE
EYNNAN
HARE
JENKIN
MORGAN
WEBB
BALLARDE (Ballard), John - of Much Dewchurch, 1563.
Sick in body. To be buried St David's, Much Dewchurch.
Beneficiaries: son Richard - 2 bullocks, 2 heifers in the keeping of Gwillim ap EYNNAN ap Llnn;   daughters Jane, Rose, Johan, Margerie, Katherine - 2 heifers each;   wife Alice - 5 kyne, the close called Crossewaie Close and the close behind barn, so long as she keeps herself widdowe;   son James - 5 pounds to keep him at school;   son John - lease of Byshopes house (John also Executor);   and to Cathedral of Hereford (sum of money illegible).
Overseer: Matthew WEBB.
Witnesses: Thomas HARE, Doctor of Ffissicke;   Matthew WEBB;   Phillip JENKIN;   Roger WEBB;   Katherine ap MORGAN wife of John ap MORGAN;   James BALLARD.
Probate 1564 - PCC; 13 Stevenson.

Contact: Maggie & Adrian Verry

 

1565

BRIDE
CONNOPE
HARPER
JEVE
LONGE
LUCAS
ROYSE
STETTON
STRETTON
TANNER
YEVE
BRIDE, William - of Pembridge, 1565.
wife Johan, father Richard BRIDE,   son William*, brother John BRIDE;   servant Griffithe;   godsons John STETTON and William LONGE son of John LONGE of the Lowe;   brother in law John JEVE.
Beneficiaries: George a CONNOPE,   Harrie LONGE.
Overseers: brother John BRIDE,   brother in law John YEVE.
Witnesses: Richard BRIDE,   William LUCAS,   John BRIDE,   John YEVE,   John STRETTON.
Creditors: Walter BRIDE,   servant Griffithe, brother in law William YEVE,   John HARPER the Stockes.
Debtors: John ROYSE,   brother in law John YEVE,   Roger TANNER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1568

BEDWARD
BOLLE
BOOL
BOOLE
BOOLL
BOOLLE
GALLET
HUNT
NEWLAND
PASCOLL
POWELL
PYRRE
PYTT
STIRRE
BOOL, Richard - the elder of Shobdon, 1568.
daus Ales and Elinor;   son Thomas*.
Beneficiaries: John GALLET, Harry GALLET,   Thomas HUNT* and daughter Margaret,   John PYTT's sons,   Kathryn GALLET,   Anne BOOLL,   Elinor PASCOLL.
Overseer: Richard BOOLE younger,  
Witnesses: John STIRRE clerk,   John NEWLAND,   John PYTT,   Rowland BOOLLE,   Rychard BOLLE jnr,   John GALLET.
Debtors: John HUNT,   John PYRRE,   Yevan ap POWELL,   John ap BEDWARD.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1568

BYRYTON
CATCHMAYDE
DARNELL
DREW
GELMAN
HALL
PARKER
SAWBERY
SEBORNE
TOMKYNS
WIGMORE
BYRYTON, Thomas - of Much Cowarne, 4 Apr 1568.
my eldest son Frances BYRYTON;   my son George BYRYTON;   son in law George CATCHMAYDE;   base son Thomas BYRYTON;   my servante Elizabeth GELMAN;   Richard CATCHMAYDE, John CATCHMAYDE and William CATCHMAYDE;   my servant James PARKER;   Rollande HALL,   Rychard SEBORNE;   daur Elizabeth CATCHMAYDE;   coz Katheryn DARNELL, cozens John DARNELL and William DARNELL.
Witnesses: Thomas SAWBERY,   James TOMKYNS,   George BYRYTON,   William DARNELL,   John DREW,   Hughe WIGMORE,   John DARNELL.
Proved 29 May 1568 - PCC; Ref FHL#91946 - PCC #11; Babbington.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1570

BAYLIE
BLAINEY
BLAYNEY
BURHOPP
DALOW
DALOWE
NEWTON
REYBOLL
WALKER
BLAYNEY, John - esquire, of Over Kinsam, 1570.
wife Chathren, son John BLAINEY;   daus Ann BLAINEY, Elizabeth BLAINEY and Elnor BLAINEY.
Mentioned: Francis DALOWE,   Elizabeth REYBOLL.
Executors: wife Chateringe, son John BLAINEY.
Witnesses: Mrs NEWTON,   Mrs BURHOPP,   William WALKER,   Edmond BAYLIE,   Francis DALOW.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1570

BERROWE
GOUGHE
STEVENS
BERROWE, Edmund - of Awre, Gloucs, Esq, 17 Aug 1570 [12 Eliz]
son James;   daur Margaret - 2£ (not married);   daur Ellinor - 20£ out of tenement in Hardewicke;   daur Elizabeth (not married);   daur Mary - 2£;   son John - 40s.;   son Edward - 10£;   son Richard - 40£;   brother Antony his children;   Edward STEVENS;   my servant Elizabeth.
Overseers: Charles, Johanes and William GOUGHE of Nashe.
Proved 1570 - PCC; Ref FHL#91378.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00187 - rrl

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1570

BADLOND
BALARD
DYCKYN
EVE
KYNERSLEY
LOWE
PASSY
TROMPER
BADLOND, Agnes - of Erisland [Eardisland], 10 Sep 1570. (sick in body)
to be buried in Eardisland churchyard;   to Katherine LOWE (my daughter Margery's daughter) - my bed etc;   to William PASSY - 13s.4d.;   to my daughter Margery's 3 daughters (Elizabeth, Anne & Mawde) - 2 caldrons etc;   rest of my goods to Margery* (my daughter)
Debtors: William EVE - £6;   Thomas EVE & George EVE - 26s.8d.;   Richard BALARD - 12s.
Witnesses: John KYNERSLEY,   Thomas DYCKYN,   George TROMPER with others.
Will dated 10 Sep 1570. Proved Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1571

BADLOND
BALARD
DYCKYN
EVE
KYNERSLEY
LOWE
PASSY
TROMPER
BADLOND, Agnes - of {Eard}island, 1571.
dau Margery*, granddaughters Elizabeth, Anne, Maude and Catherine LOWE daughters of Margery.
Beneficiary: William PASSY.
Debtors: William EVE, Thomas EVE, George EVE,   Richard BALARD.
Witnesses: John KYNERSLEY,   Thomas DYCKYN,   George TROMPER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1571

BULL
ELWELL
PASCALL
PHELLPOTTS
PYRY
TAYLOR
TAYOR
BULL, Richard - of Shobdon, 1571.
wife Elizabeth*;   sons Thomas, Edward, Richard*, William and Rowland;   dau Ales PHELLPOTTS.
Creditor: Ales TAYLOR widow.
Witnesses: John PYRY,   John PASCALL,   John ELWELL,   Edward TAYLOR,   Roger PHELLPOTTS jnr,   James TAYLOR,   Ales TAYOR widow.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1572

BARWAR
COLKOM
H{?}CK
SMYTHE
TAYLOR
WORRALL
BARWAR, William - of Kingsland, 1572.
sons John and Harry BARWAR*,   grandson? Richard son? of Harry BARWAR;   godsons William COLKOM and Thomas COLKOM.
Beneficiaries: Jane COLKOM, Johan COLKOM,   Richard SMYTHE,   Jane WORRALL.
Witnesses: Thomas H{?}CK,   John TAYLOR, William TAYLOR.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1581

BRIDGEWATER
BRIGEWATER
BRIGWATER
CORDOGAN
GRIFFITH
HAULE
HIGGINS
HOALL
HOPLEY
STEADE
BRIGEWATER, John - of Pembridge, 1581.
wife Margaret*;   sons George, Walter and Thomas;   daus Margaret, Mary and Anne.
Beneficiaries: Jevan ap GRIFFITH,   Richard HAULE,   Johan HOPLEY,   Thomas HOPLEY,   Als BRIGWATER.
Debtors: Ales {?}, Thomas HIGGINS of Monkland,   William CORDOGAN.
Witnesses: {?}d STEADE clerk,   Roger HOALL,   William CORDOGAN,   Thomas BRIGWATER,   Harry BRIDGEWATER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

BIRCHER
JACKET
SEBRIGT
WELLINGTON
BIRCHER, Phelipp - husbandman, of Morcoot Pembridge, 1582.
brother John BIRCHER*.
Beneficiaries: Thomas BIRCHER, John BIRCHER the younger,   William BIRCHER, Johan BIRCHER,   children of Richard JACKET,   John WELLINGTON.
Witnesses: Rowland WELLINGTON,   John SEBRIGT.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1583

BOCKET
BOULE
BOULLE
COCKYNS
BOULLE, Johanne - widow, of Shobdon, 1583.
son Richard*, daus Anne, and Syscely COCKYNS.
Beneficiary: Richard son of Hughe BOULE.
Executor: son Richard.
Witness: Phelyp BOCKET.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1584

BAYLY
BOOLL
BOOLLE
BOULLE
BYTHELL
CHERSER
CHYLDE
HAVERT
LEWIS
LEWYS
PYRRY
PYRRYE
RAVENYLL
SMYTHE
STYRRY
SUTHEOULDE
TAYLOR
WOODHOWSE
BOULLE, Thomas - of Estamton Shobdon, 1584.
wife Chrystyan*, dau Joyce, brother Richard BOOLL.
Overseers: James RAVENYLL,   brother Richard BOOLL.
Debtors: Edward A WOODHOWSE,   Phelype HAVERT,   William TAYLOR of Ledicot,   Rowland BAYLY,   James a BYTHELL,   William SUTHEOULDE snr.
Creditors: Elizabeth TAYLOR widow,   Richard BOOLL of Aymestrey,   Hughe PYRRY,   Walter LEWYS of Kyngsland,   Jevan CHERSER of Leominster,  
Witnesses: John STYRRY clerk,   Richard BOOLLE,   John PYRRYE snr,   Walter LEWIS,   John BOOLLE,   Richard CHYLDE,   John SMYTHE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1584

BRIDGEWATER
BRIDGWATER
HIGGINS
HOPLEY
PIPER
WALL
BRIDGWATER, Margaret - widow, of Marston Pembridge, 1584.
sons George*, Walter and Thomas;   daus Margaret and Mary.
Overseers: Thomas HIGGINS of Monkeland,   Thomas BRIDGEWATER of Marston.
Witnesses: Thomas HOPLEY,   Roger WALL,   Thomas BRIDGEWATER,   Philip PIPER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1584

ALDERNE
BAYLIES
NEWMAN
PERKINS
RICHARDS
TURBYLL
TYLOR
BAYLIES, Sibill - wife of John BAYLIES, Downton, Hatfield, husbandman, 2 Feb 1584.
my father John TURBYLL (late deceased);   Land at Grafton in Heref or Worcs;   daurs Anne BAYLIES, Joanne BAYLIES and Saran BAYLIES;   sonne James.
Sole Executor: John ALDERNE.
Overseer: John TYLOR.
Witnesses: John PERKINS,   John NEWMAN,   William S---,   Thomas RICHARDS and others.
Proved 18 Feb 1584 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91634.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1585

BRADELEY
DEYOS
HIGGINS
PALMER
SHARPE
BRADELEY, Robert - of Kingsland, 1585.
wife unnamed and two children.
Witnesses: Hary HIGGINS,   Thomas SHARPE,   Anne PALMER widow,   Maude DEYOS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1585

BURGHILL
GOVER
BURGHILL, Robert - of Much Cowarne, 1 Apr 1577.
wife Elizabeth - Paunceford Court;   daur Sibell - copiehold in Withington;   daur Jane - crop at Cowarne;   son Hughe - copyhold at Withington;   sons Richard, William and my 2 daurs Anne and Jone;   daur Isabell;   wife Isabell Ed: presumably an alternate spelling of previously mentioned wife Elizabeth].
Guardians: uncle William BURGHILL for Sibell;   brother in law William GOVER for Jane;   brother in law Robert GOVER for Hughe;   cossen William GOVER of Boulton for Richarde;   brother John for William;   brother George for Anne;   brother Thomas for Johan [Jone].
Proved 12 Jun 1585 - PCC; Ref FHL#91967 PCC/Folio 31; Brundenell.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1587

BADLOND
BAKER
BALLE
BAULLE
BAWLL
BEVAN
DEYEOS
GRYMME
HOPLEY
HOPWOOD
JENKES
MASSON
MORIS
MORVAN
PHELPOTS
ROD
SPESER
THOMAS
TORFORT
TURFORT
WYLLYAM
BAWLL, Barkley - of Pembridge, 1587.
wife Ann*, son John, daus Jhovan, Elnor, Alls, Syble and Anne;   brothers Roger BALLE and John BALLE.
Witnesses: Edward BAKER,   Roger BALLE,   John HOPWOOD.
Debtors: John BALLE brother,   Rychard BADLOND,   Ane GRYMME,   William MORIS,   Hary BAKER,   Jhovan WYLLYAM,   Alles JENKES,   John ap THOMAS,   Gryffit ap BEVAN,   Anne ROD younger,   John MORVAN,   Roger PHELPOTS,   Raffe MORIS,   Roger TURFORT,   John TORFORT,   Fraunces MASSON,   Nycles DEYEOS,   Maude HOPLEY.
Creditors: Roger BAULLE,   John SPESER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

BALLE
BETHEL
BETHELL
GOUGHE
HOPWOOD
STEADE
BETHELL, John - of Weston Pembridge, 1587.
wife Elizabeth, sons Thomas, James, Richard, Walter and John;   dau base, Elnor;   goddaughter Johan HOPWOOD.
Executors: wife Elizabeth, John BALLE.
Witnesses: James a BETHELL,   John GOUGHE,   John HOPWOOD.
Creditors: Walter STEADE,   John HOPWOOD.
Debtors: Moris GOUGHE of Lannyhamell,   James a BETHEL.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

BEADOWE
SPEAKE
BEADOWE, John - of Westbury, Salop, "yeoman", May 1587 [day torn off]
Bequests to his wife Joan (nee SPEAKE);   John her younger son;   Thomas her eldest son;   her daughters Margaret, Elizabeth and Blanche;   sums owing to his father in law Richard SPEAKE.
Executor: his father in law Richard SPEAKE;   if he dies before probate then appoints William SPEAKE of Redge (parish of Chirbury);   and if he dies before probate, appoints Thomas BEADOWE of Salop.
Contributor's Note: I don't know when this probate was proved. From the list of executors, I assume the testator thought he had some time to live :-) I know that Richard SPEAKE died in 1598 (PCC Will)

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1587

BENET
BURHILL
CAULDON
GRUBBE
WYKESEWES
BENET, Edward - of Hopton, Much Cowarne, gent, 29 Mar 1587.
daur Katherine BENET, sons George BENET, Thomas BENET,   Henry BENET, Robert BENET, John BENET and Richard BENET, wife Marye.
Witnesses: Edmund BURHILL,   Wm GRUBBE,   Walter CAULDON.
Debts: George WYKESEWES / 44£ 5s.
Proved 18 May 1587 PCC; Ref FHL#91971 - PCC #31; Spencer.

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1587

BLOUNT
BOWEN
BRIDGES
BRIMELL
BRYMELL
CARPENTER
CROWE
SHOPHAM
STUART
TOMKINS
TOMKYNS
WHEETHE
BRIDGES, James - of Webley, 31 Oct 1587. Died 1587[1].
to the Parish church of Webley 12d.;   to the poor of Webley 4£ in money;   to my sonne John[2] - 4 oxen and 4 vyxen (also) John shall have use of my farme in Wellington during his lyfe (and) £7 of Currant English money;   to my daughter Katherine - 100 marks of currant English money paid within 1 year of my decease (also) Two fettherbeddes with their furniture;   to my sonne William £13-6s.-8d. paid within 2 years of my decease;   to my daughter Margery CARPENTER - 4 heiffers of 4 years and the yearling;   to Katherine CARPENTER (her daughter) and James (her sonne) each a yearling;   to my daughter Mary CROWE[3] - a young bay mare of 2 yeares and the vantage;   to Anne CROWE (her daughter) £6-13s-4d. paid within 3 years of my decease;   to Joan BRIMELL - £3 paid 1/2 year next after my decease;   to Robert BRIDGES - 40s. in consideration of a bullock he is to have of me;   to Jane WHEETHE - £3-6s.-8d. paid within 2 years of my decease;   to James CROWE (my daughters sonne) 1 heffer of one year old;   to Sibill WHEETHE - £3 in consideration of her service;   to Richard CROWE (my daughters sonne) - 1 heffer of one years old;   to my sonne James BRIDGES[4] - all my sheep that be with John BOWEN (also) R&R and do make (James) my sole executor.
Witnesses: James TOMKYNS[5] / writer/ Thomas SHOPHAM/ John CROWE/ John BRIDGES/ Harry BRYMELL.
Probate to James BRIDGES natural son, 1587. PCC - PROB 11/#71.
Notes: [1] An earlier Will dated May 1585 can be found in the Writings of The Ley (The Garnstone Papers) in which James mentions his brother Simon and sisters, Elizabeth, Mary STUART and Ann.
[2] John BRIDGES and the farm at Wellington are mentioned in the will of James's son.
[3] Mary CROWE, sister of James BRIDGES of the Ley.
[4] James BRIDGES (d.1614/15) of the Ley Weobley (will refers to his father James BRIDGES). James Junior married Jane BLOUNT, daughter of Roger BLOUNT of Grendon.
[5] Probably the brother or nephew of James's wife, Jane TOMKINS.

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1587

BAYLIES
CASYER
SYMONS
TURBILL
BAYLIES, Thomas - of Hatfield, 29 Dec 1587.
son John, my wife Elizabeth, his mother;   sonne Roger, daurs Katherin and Johan;   son William;   {grandson} John TURBILL the sonne of my daur Anne.
Witnesses: Willm SYMONS,   John CASYER.
Proved 1587 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91634.

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1588

ACTON
BAILIE
BAILIES
BURROLDE
DAVIES
KINGE
TYLERS
BAILIES, Roger - of the Birches, Bockleton, 20 Jun 1588 [30 Eliz]
son William BAILIES 4 children;   daur Joane TYLERS 4 children;   John DAVIES his wife and children;   my servant maide Joane BURROLDE;   father in lawes great and beste brasse gaffe;   sonne Thomas BAILIE.
Witnesses: Anthony ACTON,   John KINGE,   Thos BAILIE.
Proved 1588/9 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91634.

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1590

BAYLIE
BAYLY
BUTT
LUGGER
MORRIS
PRICE
BUTT, Agnes - widow, of Kingsland, 1590.
son John*, dau Elizabeth BAYLIE,   granddaughter Ann BAYLY,   niece Ann MORRIS.
Beneficiaries: Ann BAYLY,   Joan BAYLIE with the oversight of their uncle John BUTT and Walter LUGGER.
Witnesses: William LUGGER,   John LUGGER,   John PRICE clerk curate of Kingsland.

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1590

BATHOWE
BLAYNEY
CROTHER
DALLOWE
FLATCHER
FLECHER
GREENELY
HIBBINES
HYLL
LIDE
LUDLOW
PATY
PILLINGER
PRICE
PRYCE
BLAYNEY, Katherin - widow, of Kinsam, 1590.
son John BLAYNEY, dau in law Mary BLAYNEY;   granddaughter Elizabeth daughter of son John;   daus Ane GREENELY* and Elinor PRICE*;   son in laws John GREENELY of Mowldey and Thomas PRYCE of Combe;   sister in law Elizabeth LUDLOW.
Beneficiaries: Sarah BLAYNEY,   Anne BLAYNEY,   Margaret GREENELY,   Elizabeth FLATCHER, Alles FLATCHER,   Clement PRICE,   Elizabeth BATHOWE,   Dorythy HIBBINES,   Maude HIBBINES.
Witnesses: Francis DALLOWE clerk,   Thomas PRYCE,   John GREENELY,   Arthur CROTHER,   Catheryne HYLL,   Elizabeth BATHOWE.
Debtors: Thomas PILLINGER,   Jane LIDE of Prestene,   Roger FLECHER,   Thomas PATY.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1590

BAYLIE
BAYLY
BULL
LUGGAR
LUGGER
MORRIS
PRICE
BULL, Agnes - of Kingsland, widow, 2 Feb 1588.
to be buried Kingsland;   to Hereford cathedral;   to Ann MORRIS (my sister's daughter);   to Ann BAYLY (my daughter's daughter);   to Ann BAYLY & Joan BAYLIE by oversight of Walter LUGGER & their uncle John BULL & their father & mother till they are of age;   rest to my son John*;   to my daughter Elizabeth BAYLIE.
Witnesses: William LUGGER & John LUGGAR & John PRICE clerk curate of Kingsland.
Proved Hereford 26 Aug 1590.

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1590

BATHOWE
BLAYNEY
CROTHER
DALLOWE
FLATCHER
FLECHER
GREENELY
HIBBINES
HYLL
LIDE
LUDLOW
PATY
PILLINGER
PRICE
PRYCE
BLAYNEY, Katherin - of Kinsham, widow, 25 Jun 1589.
to Hereford cathedral;   to my son John BLAYNEY (and) to my daughter in law Mary BLAYNEY;   to Elizabeth BLAYNEY daughter of said John BLAYNEY;   to Sarah BLAYNEY;   to Anne BLAYNEY;   to my daughter Anne GREENELY*;   to Margaret GREENELY;   to John GREENELY (my son in law);   to my daughter Elinor PRICE*;   to Elizabeth FLATCHER;   to Alles FLATCHER;   to Clement PRYCE;   to Elizabeth BATHOWE;   to Doryty HIBBINES;   a house in Wigmore to my 2 sons in law Thomas PRYCE of Combe & John GREENELY of Mowldeley;   to Maude HIBBINES;   to my sister in law Elizabeth LUDLOW.
Witnesses: Francis DALLOWE clerk &   Thomas PRYCE &   John GREENELY &   Arthur CROTHER &   Catheryne HYLL &   Elizabeth BATHOWE.
Debtors: Thomas PILLINGER &   Jane LIDE of Presteigne &   Roger FLECHER &   Thomas PATY.
Proved at Hereford 27 Aug 1590.

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1592

BENGOUGH
BRACE
BROWN
BROWNE
CONNOPP
RAPHES
SHUKELL
BROWN, John - of Pembridge, 1592.
dau Alice BROWNE*.
Beneficiary: Johan wife of Edward SHUKELL.
Witnesses: Richard CONNOPP,   James BENGOUGH,   Thomas BRACE alias RAPHES.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1593

BARRETT
EALES
HILL
WOODDIAT
BARRETT, Thomas - of Cradley, 14 Mar ----.
Elizabeth EALES;   Elizabeth and Ales daurs of Rowland BARRETT;   son Thomas BARRETT;   wife Elizabeth.
Overseers: Richard WOODDIAT and Thomas HILL.
Also mentioned: Testator owes xviii to Richard WOODDIAT.
Proved 1593 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91615.

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1594

BEDFORD
BOWIER
GRENE
NYCHOLL
WELLINGTON
BOWIER, … - of Pembridge, widow, 11 Oct 1594.
to be buried Pembridge;   to John BOWIER the elder;   to Richard BOWIER;   Elinor BOWIER* spinster;   to … my brother in law;   to Thomas BOWIER.
Witnesses: Richard BOWIER & George GRENE & Walter BEDFORD & William WELLINGTON.
Debtors: John NYCHOLL the younger.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1600

BULLOCK
COXE
DONNE
GRUBBE
HALL
HAYLINGE
HOMES
MAYFIELD
NYCHOLAS
BULLOCK, William - of Bromyard, 7 Apr 1600.
wife Ann;   Richard NYCHOLAS of Estham, Worcs, gent;   William BULLOCK son of my son Richard BULLOCK;   my son John BULLOCK;   my sister in lawe Maude HOMES;   my son Richard BULLOCK.
Overseer: Francys HALL of Bromyard gent.
Witnesses: William HAYLINGE,   James DONNE,   Richard GRUBBE,   Thomas COXE.
Debts he owes to: William HAYLINGE / xii s.
Debts owed by: William MAYFIELD of Bromyard.
Proved 3 Oct 1600 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91635.

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1605

BLOUNTE
BLUNT
WESTON
BLUNT, Francis - of Richards Castle, 1605.
wife Mary;   son Edward BLUNT;   son-in-law ---- WESTON, gent.
Overseers: kinsman John BLUNT of Eye esq and Richard BLOUNTE of Leominster gent.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1607

BRIDGES
BROMWICH
BRUGGE
TOMKINS
BRIDGES, Rowland - of Webley, co Heref., gent, 16 Sep 1607.
Sycke in Bodye but of good & perfect memory praysed be unto god…   unto my wife Syble - all that house that I dwell… with all and singular…   I possessed of William TOMKINS of Monnington co. Herefor esq. late deceased and after her decease to my sonne James BRIDGES and his heirs forever…   said Syble my wife to be my sole and only executrix.
Witnesses: Lancelott [  ] Henry [  ] John [  ]
Note: Most probably a younger son of Henry BRUGGE, of the Ley, and Sibill BROMWICH.

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1607

AYLINGE
BREINE
BUNDY
DRUE
JANCY
MAFIELD
ROE
SOUTH
TOMPKINGS
BUNDY, John - of Much Cowarne, husbandman, 11 Nov 1607.
wife Jone - kine which be in the keepinge of Thomas DRUE of the Hillinge, Much Coarne;   Elizabeth ROE - one cowe in keeping of James TOMPKINGS of Over Eglton, Bishop Frome;   I do owe John AYLINGE xxvi£ 3.
Witnesses: Ales SOUTH,   Christen BREINE,   Rowland JANCY,   Hendrie MAFIELD and others.
Proved 2 Dec 1607 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91635.

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1609

ANDROES
BAGGOTT
BRYDGE
FREEMAN
HALL
BAGGOTT, William - of Bosbury, 19 Aug 1609.
daurs Joane, Elizabeth, Alis, Elynor;   son John;   Richard BRYDGE or his heirs;   my wife Katheryne.
Overseers: Richard HALL, gent;   John FREEMAN.
Witnesses: Richard HALL,   John FREEMAN,   William ANDROES.
Proved 9 Oct 1609 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91635.

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1611

BROWNINGE
HALL
HOOPER
MYNTRICH
NOTT
PAULMER
PERKES
BROWNINGE, Edmonde - of Lulsley, Suckley, 18 Jun 1611.
daur Elizabeth (not 21);   wife Margaret;   the rest of my children;   "To be buried at Suckley adjoining my mother".
Overseers: John PAULMER, Dodnham,   Henry MYNTRICH of Leigh;   William NOTT brother in law,   Edmond HALL of Worcester, clothier.
Witnesses: Henry HOOPER, clerke,   Henry MYNTRICH,   John PAULMER,   Hughe PERKES.
Proved 5 Oct 1611 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97986 #110.

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1612

BROOKE
GORWAY
RAXTER
SOMERS
WALKER
BROOKE, Frauncis - of Suckley, cloth maker, 7 Mar xlvi.
Isabell WALKER;   Richard BROOKE;   John SOMERS, wife Johan.
Witnesses: Francis GORWAY and Stephen RAXTER {also} as Overseers.
Proved 12 Mar 1612 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97990 #182.

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1613

BROWNING
HOLLAND
SANDY
WILTSHIRE
BROWNING, John - of Aulfricke, Suckley, 6 Aug 1613.
son Francis BROWNING;   wife Frances;   father in law Richard SANDY;   father John BROWNING.
Witnesses: Edward WILTSHIRE, cler;   Chritopher HOLLAND;   John BROWNING;   Richard SANDY. Debts listed.
Proved 1613 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97992 #130.

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1614

BERRINGTON
BILMOR
BLOUNT
BRIDGES
BRUGGE
CARPENTER
COOKE
CROWE
DELEYTOTT
GOULD
HEAVEN
JONES
LLOYD
LOCHARD
TOMKINS
BRIDGES, James - of the Ley[1] within the parrish of Webley, gent, 11 Sep 1614 [10 James I]
to the Cathedral Church of Hereford (and) towards the reparation of the parrish church of Webley (each) 5s.;   to my sonne Thomas BRIDGES[2] and his heirs - all my landes, &c. in Yarnpoll and Birchard and those land that are conveyed in my wyfes jointure… and if he dye… to my sonne William[3]… my sonne Symon[4]… my sonne Richard[5];   also whereas my father James BRIDGES[6] decease(d) gave to my brother John One Annuity of Seaven pounds by the years during his lyfe out of my landes in Wellington my will is that my son Thomas BRIDGES and his heirs &c. [???] whereas by a former will… my uncle James BERRINGTON of Little [???] gent and by his son Thomas BERRINGTON and my brother in law Myles BLOUNT gent (gave) £300 to my younger children…   my son James BRIDGES, my brother in law John CROWE late of Bushopton co. Heref… for (his) daughters (Penelope CROWE and Mary CROWE) and discharge of debt he did owe…   my brother William BRIDGES… my daughter Rachell BRIDGES… [??an amount] in the hands of John COOKE of Wellington and £20 in the hands of my cousin Richard JONES of Webley/ £50 of saide sum of £300 which my said son James is to be paid (and) to my said son James BRIDGES[7] my 5 oxen now at Yarnpoll to be delivered unto him by my executors at St. [???] tyde next… (and) my younge mare;   to my servant Alice TOMKINS - 50s. and to my wife Jane[8] towards the bringing up and preferment of her children and myne.
Executors: my uncle James BERRINGTON and my sonne Thomas BRIDGES.
Overseers: my dear loving kinsman James TOMKINS of Monnington upon Wye Esq. and my brother in law Richard BLOUNT of Leomister.
Witnesses: Margery CARPENTER/ Edward BLOUNT/ Roger HEAVEN/ Mary DELEYTOTT/ John BRIDGES/ James BRIDGES/ Joyse BILMOR and Penelope CROWE.
Bargaine sales and grantes by me and not confirmed… William GOULD of Birchard… William LLOYD and his wife and eldest sonne - lease of the house they dwell in and landes they occupy… (at) 10s. rent… my said landes shall be assure to my sonne Thomas BRIDGES and his heires/ John BRIDGES/ Edmond BLOUNT / Roger HEAVEN.
Probate London 1614. Thomas BRIDGES… Jacobi BERRINGTON.  PROB 11/#125.
Notes: [1] James BRIDGES built 'The Ley' Weobley (a splendid Tudor Mansion). The arms above the porch of 'The Ley' are ancient 'Bruges' arms, those used by John BRUGGE and Simon BRUGGE.
[2] Thomas was the first born son and heir - previous wills also refer. Thomas married Ann daughter of Thomas LOCHARD of the Bilets - sources Garnstone Papers/ Blount Manuscripts. In 1645 a letter from 'his Excellency, the Earl of Leven, Lord General of the Scottish Armies' orders his troops not to molest the person or family of Thomas BRIDGES of the Ley, Weobley, nor to plunder his livestock nor property.
[3] William - 2nd son, [4] Symon - 3rd son, [5] Richard - 4th son.
[6] James BRIDGES senior (father) died 1587. The Wills cross-refer.
[7] James BRIDGES of Yarnpol - probably 5th son.
[8] James (the testator) married to Jane BLOUNT daughter of Roger BLOUNT of Grendon - source Garnstone Papers.

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1615

BAGARD
BAGURD
BUTLER
BYFORD
DERINGE
DURINGE
HID
WODYAT
BUTLER, Humfrey - of Ashperton, weaver, 22 Feb 1614.
William DURINGE;   my mother;   George BAGURD;   my son Edward and his grandfather;   my sister Anne BUTLER;   my daur Susan.
Witnesses: Elizabeth HID,   Joyce BYFORD,   Elwright DERINGE.
Debts owing to the testator: Marten WODYAT xxvo;   George BAGARD - xxo.
Proved 19 May 1615 Hereford; Ref FHL#91636.

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1616

BARNES
BENNET
BENNETT
BURTON
CHAUNCE
CLEARK
CLEARKE
EDWARDS
GREEN
HALL
LAWRENCE
LOVELL
PERKES
PRICHARD
THACKSON
WINGFIELD
BARNES, William, 26 Mar 1615.
"To be buried Cathedral Church of Hereford or Worcester";   24 poore menn - mourners at my burial;   poore of Bosbury where I was borne - 10£;   poore of Whitborne.
my natural and well loved mother Ann BARNES - 40£;   my syster Katherine - 20£;   my good friend Mr. Robert BENNETT - 10£;   Leonerd BENNETT of Colwell and his wife - 20 nobles;   William BENNET;   Edward BENNETT;   Mr. WINGFIELD;   John BURTON;   Thomas CLEARK of Hereford;   William CLEARKE;   my godson William THACKSON;   James LAWRENCE;   poor of All hallows.;   colledge of Hereford;   colledge of Worcester;   my sister Mary BARNES;   my sister Ann;   my brother Robert PERKES and his wife;   my brother CHAUNCE and his wife;   my brother EDWARDS wife;   my cousen GREEN;   my brother Anthonie BARNES (sole executor);   Edward HALL of Hereford;   Roger PRICHARD of Hereford;   James LOVELL - I owe 10£;   pay him 12£;   John BENNETT of Hereford who married my kinswoman;   my sister Jane.
Proved 2 May 1616 - PCC/45; Cope; Ref FHL#92065 PCC/45; Cope.

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1617

BAGGARD
BAGGARDE
JAMES
MAYO
BAGGARD, Hugh - of Ashperton, 20 Aug 1617.
To Elizabeth (my wife).
Witnesses: John JAMES,   Thomas MAYO,   James BAGGARDE.
Proved 20 Sep 1617 - HCC; Ref FHL#91636.
NB: my 10th great grandfather - sjk

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1618

BULLOCK
BULLOCKE
COLLINES
COTTON
GRIFFITH
GRIFFITHS
GUILLAM
HAILE
HAWFIELD
PEMBERTON
POULTER
PULLEN
BULLOCKE, Joan - of Mathon, widow.
sonne Richard BULLOCKE;   4 daurs Sibill, Anne, Dorethie, and Jane;   Margaret COTTON daur of George COTTON and Sibill his wife;   John PULLEN son of John PULLEN and Anne his wife;   Joane GUILLAM daur of John GUILLAM and Anne his wife;   Jane PEMBERTON daur of John PEMBERTON and Jane;   The children Anthony HAWFIELD and Dorethie his wife, viz: Willyam, Anne, & John;   children of George COTTON & Sibell: John, Alice, Joice, & Willyam;   John GRIFFITH son of Richard GRIFFITH;   Joane BULLOCK daur of John BULLOCKE and Alice;   Margaret BULLOCKE daur of Willyam and Joane BULLOCKE;   son John;   kinsman Willyam BULLOCKE and John PULLEN. Witnesses Richard GRIFFITHS,   John PULLEN,   George COTTON,   Willym BULLOCKE.
Inventory by: Richard HAILE,   Thomas COLLINES,   John POULTER,   Willyam BULLOCKE.
Proved 1618; Ref FHL#98007.
NB: my 10th great grandmother - sjk

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1619

BLUNT
TOMES
BLUNT, Richard - of Ross, barber, 1619.
wife Jean;   son in law Henry (T)OMES.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1620

ALLEN
BENNETT
BERROWE
GLOVER
HOWLE
PENSON
RUSSELL
WOLLEY
BERROWE, Elizabeth - of Grimley, widow, 3 Apr 1620.
my sons John and William;   my 2 daurs at London, Alice and Elizabeth;   my daur Elizabeth BENNETT and her daur Madelin;   daur Joane HOWLE;   Dorthy HOWLE.
Overseers: Richard Wolley clerk and Richard GLOVER.
Witnesses: Ri: WOLLEY clerk,   Ric. GLOVER.
Inventory by: Thomas RUSSELL, William RUSSELL,   Richard ALLEN,   John PENSON, 29 Jun 1620/1.
Proved 13 Feb 1620 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98014 #194.

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1622

BOWLEY
ENSALL
GRAFTON
HAYLINGE
HETHERIDGE
JANNCY
SHEPPARD
TURNER
TURNOR
BOWLEY, Thomas - of Bishops Frome, husbandman of Upper Egelton, 5 Feb 1621.
godson Thomas GRAFTON;   another godson Thomas GRAFTON the sonne of Anne GRAFTON;   "..if Elizabeth JANNCY widow doe pay unto mee or my executrix the sum of xlviii when the time shal come I give and bequeath unto her son-in-lawe John HAYLINGE out of the said money vi£ viiid.;   goddaur the daur of Hugh ENSALL;   servant Catheryn TURNER;   Sible GRAFTON daur of John;   kinsman John SHEPPARD;   'my now wife' Margarett.
Witnesses: John SHEPPARD,   Catheryn TURNOR,   Cicilia HETHERIDGE.
Proved 1622 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91616.

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1623

BENNET
BENNETT
BOSWOOD
JONES
JOYNER
TORNOR
WHOPPR
BENNETT, Christopher - of Bishops Frome, 21 May 1623.
wife Ellinor, son George BENNET, daur Margaret BENNET;   youngest son John BENNETT, 2nd son William BENNETT.
Witnesses: Griffith JONES,   Tomas JOYNER,   Margaret BOSWOOD,   Mary WHOPPR,   Jhoane TORNOR.
Proved 19 Jul 1623 - HCC; Ref FHL#91636.

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1624

BURROPP
DYRRY
SHOOTER
WALL
BURROPP, Elizabeth - of Yarpoll, widow, 25 --- 1624.
brother William WALL;   Thomas DYRRYs eldest daur Jane, Thomas DYRRYs yongest daur Mary;   kinsman Thomas DYRRY.
Witnesses: Walter SHOOTER,   Jane DYRRY and Elizabeth SHOOTER.
Proved 6 Feb 1624 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91636.

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1624

BALLARD
SIMMONS
BALLARD, William - of Bockleton, carpenter, 12 Mar 1623.
"Body to be buried at Bockleton churchyard";   brother Roger BALLARD - 10s.;   sister Elizabeth BALLARD - 20s.;   brother George BALLARD - all parts of my tools that are betweene us;   wife Jone and son George.
Witnesses: George BALLARD,   Ann SIMMONS,   Elizabeth BALLARD.
Proved 31 Mar 1624 - HCC; Ref FHL#91636.

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1626

BOYSE
CHILDE
CHILE
COWEL
BOYSE, John - of Frome Bishopp, yeoman, 21 Aug 1625.
the children of my 3 daurs viz: children of daur Margarett - 15£,   children of daur Joyce - 15£, daur Bridgetts sons - 15£,   son Thomas children - 15£, wife Alice.
Overseers: Richard CHILE and son Thomas.
Witnesses: Thomas BOYSE,   Richard CHILDE,   Richard COWEL.
Proved 18 May 1626 - PCC; Ref FHL#92106 1626/#79.

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1627

BOYSE
BROOKE
CASTERLIN
MUTLOWE
RAYNOLDS
BOYSE, Henrie - of Bishopp Stanford, 30 Aug 1622 or thereabouts. (N)
godsonne Thomas BOYSE: son of brother John BOYSE;   sister's daur: Joane MUTLOWE;   wife Elizabeth BOYSE;   brother Richard BOYSE.
Witnesses: Nathaniel BROOKE,   Ann CASTERLIN,   Jane RAYNOLDS.
Proved 27 Apr 1627 - PCC; Ref FHL#92109 - PCC/Fol 44.

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1628

BADHAM
DAGGETTS
HALL
MASON
STEAD
WHITE
BADHAM, Johan - of Felton, widow, 8 Mar 1627.
youngest son Thomas BADHAM of Madley;   daur Margarett STEAD;   son in law DAGGETTS children;   grandchild Margarett MASON and his {her?} younger brothers Thomas,   Michaell and James MASON;   {grandsons} John and Henry BADHAM sons of my son Henry BADHAM and to the rest of their brothers and sisters;   Susan BADHAM daur of the said Henry BADHAM;   Johan HALL my daur Margaretts daughter;   eldest son Henry BADHAM.
Witnesses: John WHITE,   John BADHAM.
Proved 21 Jan 1628 - HCC; Ref FHL#91636.

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1628

BUNDY
GWINNE
JANNCY
JAUNCEY
MUTLOWE
SKYNNER
BUNDY, William - of Much Cowarne, 19 Jul 1627.
daur Elizabeth BUNDY;   son John BUNDY;   daur Allice MUTLOWE;   daur Anne GWINNE;   daur Martha JAUNCEY;   2 sons Edmond BUNDY and Walter BUNDY.
Witnesses: Edward SKYNNER,   Rowland JANNCY.
Proved 28 May 1628 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1629

BRANCH
COX
LANGFORD
PENWARDEN
BRANCH, Martin - in ship Charles, sailor.
brother Francis BRANCH of Blackwall [Mdx];   father Thomas BRANCH & uncle Leonard BRANCH of Eastnor co Hereford;   sister Joan BRANCH;   cousin Mary BRANCH;   East India Co.
Executor: James COX of London merchant.
Witnesses: Rich LANGFORD purser & Jn PENWARDEN.
Proved 1629 - PCC (56; Ridley)

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1630

ANGELL
BALYES
BAYLIES
JONES
NICHOLETTS
WARD
WARDE
BAYLIES, Elizabeth - of the Birches, Bockleton, widow, 29 Sep 1629.
4 children of my son Thomas;   grandchild Elizabeth ANGELL;   servant maide Anne JONES;   the rest of the children of my daur ANGELL;   my godsone John WARDE the younger;   son in law John WARDE of Tenbury;   son George BALYES;   Thomas BAYLIES and Elizabeth BAYLIES children of my son George BAYLIES;   son William BAYLIES.
Witnesses: Richard NICHOLETTS,   John WARD,   Anna JONES.
Proved 6 Jul 1630 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1630

ALLCOCK
ALLEN
BAGGARD
BARKLEY
BRIDGE
BRIDGES
BROWNE
BUNDIE
BUNDY
COWELL
DALLEY
FARLEY
FREEMAN
GLASIER
GLOVER
LODGING
MILLART
MILLARTE
NICHOLETTS
POWELL
SUTER
WODE
BAGGARD, John - of Bosbury, 30 May 1630.
"To be buried at Castle Frome";   To poore of Castle Froom - 10s. to be distributed at the Discretion of Francis FREEMAN;   poore of Bosburie - oversight of John ALLEN.
Blanch SUTER widdowe;   Anne GLASIER;   John GLOVER son of John GLOVER;   Thomas FARLEY of the Birchend;   my brother in law Rychard DALLEY;   my syster Joane DALLEY wife of Rychard DALLEY;   John, Rychard, and William DALLEY (sons of my brother in law);   Katherine DALLEY and Elizabeth DALLEY (daurs of my said brother in law Richard DALLEY and Joane his wife);   my kinsman John BAGGARD of Ashperton and Joice wife of the said John BAGGARD;   William and Margaret BAGGARD children of my said cousin John BAGGARD of Ashperton;   Mr. Willyam BRIDGES and his wife;   Rogert MILLARTE;   Joane POWELL wife of James POWELL,   and Allice MILLARTE wife unto Rogert MILLARTE;   Joice ALLEN;   my sister Elianor BRIDGE wife of William BRIDGE;   Willyam NICHOLETTS of Hopton Sollers, gent;   his son Wyllyam NICHOLETTS;   Sara NICHOLETTS daur of the said Willyam NICHOLETTS of Hopton Sollers;   Thomas BARKLEY of Bosbury;   John WODE of Castle Froome;   my kinswoman Margarett LODGING of Hopton Sollers widow and Anne NICHOLETTS wife of Willyam NICHOLETTS of Hopton Sollers;   John ALLCOCK doth owe me 22s.
Witnesses: Rogert MILLART,   Willyam BROWNE,   Roger BUNDIE, Margarett BUNDIE wife of Roger BUNDY,   Allice MILLARTE,   Willyam BRIDGE,   Francis COWELL.
Proved 13 Jul 1630 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1631

BLOUNT
EAST
ROWDON
BLOUNT, Richard - of Brilley, Herefordshire, 29 Sep 1631.
sons Charles BLOUNT and John BLOUNT - 'five shillings if it be demanded';   wife Dorothre BLOUNT - all the rest of his goods and sole Executor.
Witnesses: Rich ROWDON,   Humphrey EAST,   John ROWDON.
Note: Brilley parish register Richard buried 8 Oct 1631 'gent'.

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1633

BADHAM
COLLINS
JUSTICE
MAUNDE
MORIS
STERKIE
WHOOPER
BADHAM, John - the elder of Bishops Frome.
"To be buried at Stoke Lacy";   wife Alice;   {grandson} John BADHAM the younger son of my son Francis BADHAM;   the several children of Francis BADHAM viz: John, Frances, and Susan;   {grandson} John BADHAM son of my son Epiphanius BADHAM;   {grandchildren} the 3 children of my son in law John MAUNDE viz: John, Richard and William;   Thomas WHOOPER of Bromyard, carpenter;   Margarett MORIS wife of Roger MORIS;   Richard JUSTICE;   sister Jane STERKIE;   Richard COLLINS, gent.
Proved 1633 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1634

BARNES
BARNES, Richard - of Stoke Lacy, 14 Dec 1627.
"my body to be buried at Stoke Lacy where my father and mother were buried".
my daur Alice BARNES;   my son "G" hilling?;   my wife Anne.
Proved 20 Dec 1634 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1635

BERROW
BRACE
BRIDGES
CLARKE
PHELPS
BERROW, William - of Wilton upon Wye, Hereford.
daur Mary BERROW (not 21), son Charles BERROW (not 21);   wife Joane BERROW.
Overseers: Jeffery Simpkins CLARKE and Wm PHELPS.
Witnesses: Tristram BRIDGES,   Roger BRACE.
Proved 20 Nov 1635 Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1637

BOYCE
SHEPPARD
WOODEYATE
WOODIYATE
BOYCE, Richard - of Avenbury, 17 Aug 1636. (N)
grandchild Edward WOODIYATE;   daur Alice WOODIYATE, wife Alice BOYCE.
Witnesses: Roger WOODEYATE,   John SHEPPARD.
Proved 1637 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1638

BOYSE
CONNY
GREEHYS
HASKE
SHEPHARD
SHEPHEARD
SHEPHERD
WOODDYATT
WOODYATT
BOYSE, Alice - of Avenbury, 13 Nov 1638.
son John SHEPHARD;   the 3 youngest children of my son John;   To John CONNY son of my son Thomas CONNY;   the 3 next eldest sons of the said Thomas, his other 3 children;   Ales WOODDYATT daur of Roger WOODYATT;   Ales CONNY daur of the sd Thomas CONNY;   son in law Roger WOODYATT;   the 2 deafe children of my son Henry SHEPHEARD;   son Richard BOYSE.
Witnesses: John SHEPHERD,   Sible HASKE,   Tho. GREEHYS.
Proved Jan 1638 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91637.

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1639

BOUGHAN
COOPER
JOHNSON
MARTIN
BOUGHAN, Richard - of St Thomas Apostle, citizen and clothworker of London.
brother John BOUGHAN of city of Hereford weaver;   sister Sarah BOUGHAN;   sister Anne wife of Richard JOHNSON tailor.
Executor: Hester MARTIN servant of Mr William COOPER rector.
Proved 1639, Archdeaconry Court of London; Vol 8, f321.

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1640

BARNSLEY
BERGUNDL
FARLEY
SKELTON
TROVELL
WILSON
BARNSLEY, Thomas - of Worcester, clothier, 27 Sep 1639.
my wife Catherine;   her brother William FARLEY;   my 3 children William BARNSLEY, Susanna BARNSLEY and Johan BARNSLEY;   my brother Richard BARNSLEY.
Guardians to my son: William SKELTON of Worcester, skinner and Henry TROVELL of Worcester, clothier.
Overseers: Francis WILSON of Worcs, innholder and William BERGUNDL clothier.
Proved 16 Mar 1640 - PCC; Ref FHL#92164 PCC/1640: Folio 40.

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1640

BARKELY
BARKLEY
BRAMPTON
BROMPTON
DREW
EVANS
GODSOLE
LILLIE
NEWMAN
TAILOR
TAYLOR
VICARES
VICRESS
BRAMPTON, Edward - of Canon Frome, 10 Jun 1640.
son in law Thomas NEWMAN;   Richard GODSOLE and Elizabeth his wife the daughter of the said Thomas NEWMAN;   2 of the daurs of my son in law: Anne NEWMAN and Joane NEWMAN;   my son Thomas BRAMPTON in discharge of a former legacy given unto him and Michael BRAMPTON his brother;   son William;   William BRAMPTON, Edward BRAMPTON and Thomas BRAMPTON the son{s} of my son William BRAMPTON;   my kinsman Edward BRAMPTON of Longley, Salop;   son in law William LILLIE and his son Thomas;   Anne LILLIE and his other daur ---;   Marie, Martha and Jane EVANS daur of Robert EVANS cleark and my daur Jane his wife.
Witnesses: Thos BARKLEY,   John TAILOR,   Catherin VICARES daur of Tho VICRESS.
Edward and William BRAMPTON: sons of my son Michaell BROMPTON;   kinswoman Joane TAYLOR.
Overseers: friend Thos: BARKELY of Bosburie and godsonne Tho: DREW of Canon From.
Proved - HCC; Ref FHL#91637.

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1644

BAYLIES
DURLINGE
HOOPER
WEBB
BAYLIES, Johan - of the Parke, Ledbury, 12 Dec 1644.
good friend Richard HOOPER of ye Synders and to his children.
Witnesses: Ann DURLINGE,   Elizabeth WEBB.
Proved 14 Mar 1644 - HCC; Ref FHL#91637.

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1645

BEROW
GOUGH
KERN
BEROW, John - of Baddams field, Newland, Gloucs, 4 Nov.
eldest son John BEROW;   2nd son James BEROW;   3rd son Richard BEROW;   eldest daur Martha;   daur Mary;   youngest daur Susan;   James GOUGH;   my wife Mary, John BEROW, Esq. of Awre;   George KERN of Field Court.
Proved 1645 Gloucs; Ref FHL91411.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00188 - rrl

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1647

BENNETT
GRIFFITH
LAWRENCE
BENNETT, Robert - of Halle place, Stoke Lasey, 7 Jan 1647.
Edward BENNETT the younger;   Mary BENNETT sister to Edward BENNETT;   son Phillip and his wife Mary.
Witnesses: James LAWRENCE,   William GRIFFITH.
Proved 19 Dec 166- - HCC; Ref FHL#91638.

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1647

BAYLIS
SANDERS
SAUNDERS
WHITE
WINBERRY
BAYLIS, John - of Upton on Seaverne, 6 May 1645.
son Methusalah BAYLIS;   3 daurs Alice, Sarah and Anne;   wife Anne.
Witnesses: John SANDERS,   Margeriae WHITE.
Inventory by: Christofer WINBERRY and John SAUNDERS, 21 Apr 1647.
Proved 6 Dec 1647 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98072.

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1648

BADHAM
BENNETT
BENNETTS
BROMPTON
GREENE
MORTON
PARKER
PERKINS
PERKS
PREECE
PRIECE
ROWBERY
WINSTON
BROMPTON, Kynard - of Much Cowarne, 30 Mar 1644.
Poor of Tibberton and poor of Much Cowarne;   my natural brother Thomas BROMPTON;   brother Thomas BROMPTONs children;   sister Elinor WINSTON and her children;   sister Joane GREENE and her children, Joane GREENE, wife of John GREENE;   Blanch PRIECE;   Katherine PARKER wife of Thomas PARKER;   my brother James BROMPTON;   Thomas BENNETTS hands;   John GREENE my sisters son;   my godsonne Richard PERKINS;   the servants at my brother BENNETTS house;   Amy PREECE,   Anne MORTON,   Katherine PERKINS,   Anne ROWBERY,   Katherine PERKINS wife of Thomas PERKINS.
Executors: {nephew} John GREENE my sisters son and James BROMPTON.
Witnesses: Allis BENNETT,   Blanch PERKS,   Francis BADHAM,   Richard PERKS.
Proved 1 May 1648 - HCC; Ref FHL#91637.

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1653

BARNESLEY
CARTWRIGHT
CLARKE
DOWNING
MORTON
SKELTON
TROVELL
BARNESLEY, Johan - of St. Helens, Worcester, spinster, 4 Jan 1652.
"my body to be buried at St Helens near where my father Thomas BARNESLEY was buried".
my brother William and my sister Susan;   Henry TROVELL the yr and Peter TROVELL;   William SKELTON;   Sarah CARTWRIGHT (wife of my father John DOWNING);   Henry TROVELL the elder who has been lovinge to me and bredd me up for many years past.
Witnesses: William MORTON,   Roger CLARKE.
Proved 26 Jul 1653 - PCC; Ref FHL#92193 PCC/1653: Folio 265.

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1656

BERROWE
BERROWE, James - of AbeyDore, widower. (Ad)
To Stephen BERROWE (the brother).
Admon 25 Nov 1656 - HCC; Ref FHL#93259.

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1658

BARNET
BENNETT
GODSAL
GREENE
KNOWLES
MAYO
BENNETT, Humphrey - of Woolhope, 16 Mar 1657.
one of my daurs Elizabeth BENNETT - 50£;   one other of my sd daurs Alice BENNETT - 50£;   my youngest daur Mary BENNETT - 40£ and the lease of the GREENE Hill wherein I now dwell;   wife Margarett;   brother in law John MAYO, clerk and son in law Anthony BARNET.
Witnesses: Richd GODSAL,   Mary KNOWLES,   Jo: MAYO.
Proved 10 Feb 1658 - PCC; Ref FHL#92251 - PCC/Folio 82.

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1658

BAYLISS
BRADFORD
BRIAN
HARRIS
MOORE
MORGAN
SHEPHEARD
BRADFORD, John (the elder) - of Leominster, Gent, 16 May 1653.
Executor: wife Alice BRADFORD (residual legatee)
Beneficiaries: daughter Margarett (wife of John HARRIS of Leominster shoemaker) and their children John, Alice and Margarett;   daughter Joane (wife of William BAYLISS gent) and their children John, Jane and Mary;   grandson John BRADFORD;   Elizabeth widow daughter of Willaim SHEPHEARD;   kinswoman Anne BRIAN.
Witnesses: Caleb MOORE,   Fortune MOORE her mark;   Elizabeth MOORE.
Others involved: Philip ap MORGAN.
Probate granted at the London Probate Court 7 Oct 1658. TNA Ref: PROB/11/282.

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1659

BARRETT
FIEFIELD
HALL
HARBERT
BARRETT, Rowland - of Cradley, 11 Apr 1659.
son John BARRETT;   my grandchild Rowland BARRETT son of John BARRETT;   daur Ellinor HARBERT;   2 grandchildren Ellinor HARBERT and Anne HARBERT: daurs of my sonne in law William HARBERT;   sons Richard BARRETT and William BARRETT.
Witnesses: Wyllm HALL,   William FIEFIELD.
Proved 8 Feb 166? - Hereford; Ref FHL#91638.

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1659

BARNES
COLE
GARDINER
HAYLINGS
SNEADE
BARNES, Thomas - of Stoke Lacy, 24 Apr 1648.
my wife Elizabeth;   To Richard HAYLINGS - the summe of 40s. to bee imployed for the best advantage of the said Richard beinge a poore orphin;   my sonne and heir Richard BARNES;   my brother in law Thomas HAYLINGS.
One obligation wherein I and my executor are bound unto my brother in law Thomas HAYLINGS to performe covenants touchinge my said wife and her further maintenance.
Witnesses: Nath;   GARDINER,   John SNEADE,   Thomas HAYLINGS,   Christopher COLE.
Proved 28 Jun 1659 - PCC; Ref FHL#92258 PCC/1659: Folio 300.

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1660

ALLEN
BRAY
BRIDGES
BROOKE
BROWNE
BROY
BROYE
COOKE
DANNETT
OSBORNE
TURNOR
BROY, Henry - of Bosbury, 24 Feb 1660.
Poor of Bosbury and Coddington;   co: OSBORNE and Francis BROOKE;   son Henry BROYE;   wife Catherine;   son William BRAY and daur Catherin BROY;   son Richard BROY;   Joane BRAY;   Anne BROWNE daur of John BROWNE;   friends William COOKE,   Thomas BRIDGES,   John DANNETT,   Anthony TURNOR, gent.
Witnesses: ALLEN/ BROWNE.
Proved 9 Aug 166- - Hereford; Ref FHL#91638.

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1660

BACON
COKE
HUCK
JOYNER
NOTT
PALMER
STIRROPP
WOOD
BACON, Joyce - of Bosbury, widow, 23 Jul 1659.
Ralph STIRROPP of Worcester clothier and my kinswoman Ann his wife;   Robert, Thomas and Ralph STIRROPP children of above;   Margrett PALMER sister of the said Ann STIRROPP my kinswoman;   Ralph BACON of Hereford by indenture;   the 3 children of my natural son Thomas BACON of the city of London, grocer, deceased;   Thomas PALMER son of Anthony PALMER of Worcester;   Edward WOOD of Bosbury,  
Trustees: Humfrey JOYNER of Bishops Frome and William NOTT of London, stationer.
grandchildren Ralph, John, Jane, Elizabeth, & Joyce BACON sons and daurs of my son John BACON late of city of Worcester.
Witnesses: Anthony HUCK,   William WOOD,   William COKE, minister.
Proved 20 Apr 1660 - PCC #26; Ref FHL#92263.

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1660

BAYLIES
BAYLIS
EVANS
HILL
WALL
BAYLIES, Hugh - the elder of Thornbury, 1 Sep 1659.
Ales BAYLIES eldest daur of my eldest sonne George BAYLIES;   William BAYLIS son of my son George BAYLIES;   George BAYLIES son of my son George BAYLIES;   Jane BAYLIES daur of my son George BAYLIES;   Mary BAYLIES daur of my son George BAYLIES;   Hugh BAYLIES eldest son of my son George BAYLIES;   Rent of a certaine land and house in Leominster now in possession of my son William BAYLIES;   One debt due unto me from William HILL of Standish, Gloucs, clerk;   Jane BAYLIES daur of my son William BAYLIES;   Mary BAYLIS daur of the said William BAYLIES;   William BAYLIES son of the said William BAYLIES;   John BAYLIS and George BAYLIES sons of the said William BAYLIES;   One bond dated 3 Jun 1655, one bond 28 Oct 1653 with William HILL of Tedstone Wafer, Margrett WALL and Richard HILL;   "my now wife" Ales BAYLIES.
Witnesses: William BAYLIES,   Hugh BAYLIES jr,   Tho: EVANS.
Proved 20 Apr 1660 - PCC; Ref FHL#929263 PCC/1660: Folio 26.

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1660

BENNETT
BRADFORD
BRIDGES
CROFT
BRADFORD, George - of Dilwyn, 17 Jul 1657.
Executor: wife Anne BRADFORD (residuary legatee)
Beneficiaries: 2nd son Richard BRADFORD, 3rd son George BRADFORD, daughter Anne BRADFORD,   daughter Mary BRIDGES (wife of John BRIDGES),   granddaughter Anne CROFT.
Witnesses: William BRADFORD,   George BRADFORD.
Others involved: William BENNETT, his wife Frances BENNETT & their son William BENNETT.
Probate granted PCC London 6 Sep 1660, Ref TNA: PROB/11/301.

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1661

ALBONE
BERINGTON
DODD
HAMMON
HAMOND
HOLDSHIP
MOSIER
ROE
TAYLOR
TOMKINS
WISE
BERINGTON, William - Barbados.
bro Thos BERINGTON in co. Hereford,   son of Thos BERINGTON of Little Powney, Canon [Pyon?] co. Hereford;   Henry, Thos, Jn, Eliz, Jane & Mary chldr of Henry HAMMON by his wife Eliz decsd;   Margt HAMOND decsd former wife of Wlm ALBONE;   Anne wife of Thos MOSIER;   Thos TAYLOR;   Thos HOLDSHIP;   Rich DODD;   Thos ROE.
Executors: Lieut. Jn WISE &   Roger TOMKINS.
Abstract from Barbados records, wills and administrations 1639-1680,  compiled and edited by Joanne McRee Sanders; proved 1661.

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1662

BADHAM
BAYLY
PHILPOTE
PHILPOTS
BAYLY, Humphry - of Ocle Pitchard, 10 Nov 1654.
my wife Johan;   Edmond PHILPOTS yonger son of Thomas PHILPOTE of Ocle Pitchard.
Witnesses: Hen: BADHAM,   Tho: PHILPOTE.
Proved 18 Apr 1662 - HCC; Ref FHL#91638.

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1663

ALLEN
BARROW
BAYLIES
MARTIN
PITT
SALWEY
BARROW, Mathew - of Collington, gent., 18 Jun 1661.
to my son Mathew BARROW my freeland in Collington bought from Edward SALWEY esquire & by lease of his mother;   to my son Edward BARROW all houses in city of Worcester to use of his son Mathew & my freehold in Kington, Herefordshire, provided he discharge bonds to Mr Thomas MARTIN & Thomas ALLEN;   to my wife my leasein Edvin Rafe [Edvyn Ralph] & Collington from Mr PITT;   to my 2 daughters Joane & Jane £200 each;   to my daughter BAYLIES;   rest to my son Richard BARROW*.
Proved (PCC) 18 May 1663 by Richard BARROW his son. TNA Ref: PROB 11/311 f62.
Grant on 15 May 1671 to Mathew BARROW brother & administrator of Richard BARROW deceased.
Grant on 8 May 1675 to Anne BAYLIES wife of Hugh BAYLIES sister & administrator of Richard BARROW.

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1663

BEDFORD
BLASHFIELD
CLENT
FOORD
MOORE
STEADE
TOMPKINS
WANCKLEN
WANKLEN
WARD
WIND
BLASHFIELD, Henry - of the borough of Leominster, gent., 28 Oct 1658.
to discharge bonds with which Rowland STEADE & Richard WANCKLEN are bound with me;   to poor of Leominster, but the Nether Bailiff nor the Capital Burgesses are to have no hand in it;   to Anna my wife;   to my brother in law John TOMPKINS* of Leominster, gent.;   to my son John BLASHFIELD & my daughter Anne BLASHFIELD when they are 21.
Witnesses: John WIND &   Caleb MOORE.
Codicil: 6 May 1661. revoke legacy to John TOMPKINS and his being exor;   to my son Henry BLASHFIELD born since that will.
Overseer: my brother Richard WANKLEN;   my father Richard BLASHFIELD.
Witnesses: Thomas FOORD &   Walter BEDFORD &   Elizabeth WARD &   William CLENT.
Proved (PCC) 30 Jul 1663 by Anna BLASHFIELD  alias SEWARD natural mother of John BLASHFIELD a minor.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/311, f88.

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1663

BAGGOTT
BEAVAN
BEVAN
GARNONS
BEAVAN, James - of Brockmanton, Puddleston, 30 Oct 1663.
my wife Margaret BEVAN;   2 children Elinor BEAVAN and Anne BEAVAN.
Witnesses: John GARNONS,   Anne BAGGOTT.
Proved 4 Dec 1663 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1664

BENNETT
CASWALL
GREENE
JAY
YAPP
BENNETT, Richard - of Wanton, Laysters, Herefs, 5 Dec 1664.
son Richad BENNETT (not 21) - 100£ + land at Leominster on Burgess street;   son John BENNETT (not 21);   wife Jane;   father in law Henry CASWALL of Risbury;   brother in law Thomas YAPP of Middleton.
Witnesses: Ethelbert JAY,   Alice GREENE,   Richard JAY.
Proved 24 Feb 1664 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1664

BLOUNT
CHEESE
DAVIES
GOODYERE
LIGGINS
BLOUNT, Myles - of Orleton, Herefordshire, gent, 24 Sep 1663.
wife Anne;   eldest son Thomas BLOUNT;   grandchild Elizabeth BLOUNT;   daughter Jane BLOUNT;   son-in-law Thomas GOODYERE;   twenty pounds in trust for the children of daughter DAVIES;   son Miles.
Executors: wife, son Miles, daughter Jane.
Witnesses: Tho LIGGINS,   Richard CHEESE.
Probate PCC 18 Aug 1664. PRO Ref: PROB 11/314 (49-96; Bruce)

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1664

BLOUNT
CHEESE
DAVIES
GOODYERE
HALL
HIGGINS
BLOUNT, Miles - of Orlton [Orleton] gent, 24 Sep 1663. (#)
to Orleton church where I live & wish to be buried 10s.;   to 30 poor householders in Orleton 30s.;   to my son Thomas BLOUNT;   to my daughter BLOUNT;   to my grandchild Elizabeth BLOUNT;   daughter Jane BLOUNT £20 & my son in law Thomas GOODYERE in trust for my daughter DAVIES's children when 21;   to my servant Margaret HALL 20s.;   lease of lands in Orleton, Yarpoll [Yarpole], Bircher & Eye to feoffees for 99 years from 1640 - my son Thomas is to pay 1000 marks;   rest to my son Miles BLOUNT;   to my wife Anne for life a chattel lease in Tarbeck, Warwickshire, then to Thomas.
Witnesses: Thomas HIGGINS &   Richard CHEESE.
Proved (PCC) 18 Aug 1664 by the relict. TNA Ref: PROB 11/314 f95.

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1665

BADHAM
HARPER
BADHAM, John - the Elder, of Leominster, 16 Jan 1665.
wife Johan BADHAM;   son John BADHAM;   grandson William BADHAM;   son Walter BADHAM;   grandchild Mary BADHAM the elder;   son Thomas BADHAM;   rest of grandchildren.
Witnesses: He: HARPER,   Wm. BADHAM,   John BADHAM.
Proved 2 Mar 1665 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588 p.183.

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1665

BALIES
BARRETT
BAYLIES
COLLY
DAVIS
FIFIELD
HYDE
LYES
PRITCHARD
BALIES, William - of Cradley. (Ad)
Anne BAYLIES widow (the rel and ad),   William BAYLIES de Cradly and John HYDE de same.
Inventory by: 24 Feb 1665. Item owing to mee from William PRITCHARD;   William BAYLIES did owe to Wynifred DAVIS.
Appraisers: William FIFIELD,   Rich: COLLY.
Witnesses: John R. BARRETT,   Ursula LYES.
Admon 9 Mar 1665 - HCC; Ref FHL#91681.

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1665

BADNEDGE
BAYLIES
BAYLIS
BRADFORD
CASWELL
HARRIS
MONNOX
MOORE
NIGHTINGALL
PASTON
WINDE
BRADFORD, Alice - of Leominster wid and rel of John BRADFORD, gent, 7 Mar 1663/4 [16 Charles II]
daur Margarett HARRIS of Leominster, widow;   son in law William BAYLIES of Leominster, gent;   daur Joane BAYLIES wife of the said William also spelled Johan BAYLIES in will;   grandson George BAYLIS son of the aforesaid William BAYLIES;   grandson William BAYLIS;   William HARRIS the elder of Broadward, Leominster and William HARRIS the yr his son;   grandson William HARRIS son of John HARRIS late of Leominster, deceased;   grandaur Mary HARRIS;   1£ with Richard CASWELL of Leominster, felt maker;   sister Anne MONNOX wife of Richard MONNOX;   Alice now wife of Richard BADNEDGE of Leominster;   Elizabeth .., wid;   neece daur of Richard NIGHTINGALL of Ludlow dcsd and my sister Dorothy.
Witnesses: Wm PASTON,   John WINDE,   Caleb MOORE.
Proved 19 May 1665 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1667

BROWNE
BURNELEY
LEWIS
LYDE
OWEN
PASSEY
WALSHAM
BURNELEY, Robert - of Little Brampton in the parish of Presteigne, gent., 5 Aug 1667.
to my wife Anne BURNELEY - my messuage in Little Brampton & cottage occupied by Richard LEWIS of same purchased from Richard LYDE esquire & John PASSEY & Elinor PASSEY & Tamberlaine PASSEY;   to my kinsmen Mr John WALSHAM & Mr Francis WALSHAM & my brother in law Mr Roger LYDE of Knill & my friend Mr Thomas OWEN - 20s. each;   residue to my wife.
Witnesses: J. WALSHAM &   W. BROWNE &   Tamberlen (X) PASSEY &   David (X) PASSEY &   Johan OWEN & Elinor OWEN & Thomas OWEN.
Proved at Hereford 31 Jan 1667.

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1667

BARETT
BOYSE
BULL
GRENE
HILL
MORGEN
PITT
SPENCER
TOMBS
TOME
TURNER
BOYSE, Henry - of Pencombe, 9 Mar 1666/7.
eldest son Edward BOYSE;   Money due me from Thomas SPENCER the elder and Thomas his son;   James PITT and William SPENCER,   daur Ann BOYSE, son John BOYSE;   Thomas HILL, Thomas ?,   Richard BULL,   Thomas PITT,   William TOMBS;   daur Margarett TOME;   Thomas MORGEN.
Witnesses: John GRENE,   Richard TURNER,   Phillyp BARETT.
Proved 17 May 1667 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1667

BARNESLEY
BROWNE
MATHEWES
PAGE
BARNESLEY, John - of Ledbury, mercer, 20 Nov 1666.
my son John BARNESLEY, dyer;   my daur Anne wife of William BROWNE the yr plumer;   my son George BARNESLEY;   my wife Joane BARNESLEY.
Witnesses: Alice PAGE,   Will: MATHEWES.
Proved 28 Nov 1667 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.
NB: possible 1st cousin 10th removed - sjk

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1668

BROWNE
BURNELEY
LEWIS
LYDE
OWEN
PASSEY
WALSHAM
BURNELEY, Robert - of Little Brampton i/t/p Presteigne, gent., 5 Aug 1667 [19 Chas II]
messuage etc in Little Brampton occupied by Richard LEWIS of Little Brampton & bought from Richard LYDE esquire, John PASSEY, Elinor PASSEY & Tamberlaine PASSEY, to my wife Anne BURNELEY;   to my kinsmen Mr John WALSHAM & Mr Francis WALSHAM & my brother in law Mr Roger LYDE of Knill & my friend Mr Thomas OWEN 20s. each;   rest to my wife.
Witnesses: J: WALSHAM &   W: BROWNE &   Tamberlen (X) PASSEY &   David (X) PASSEY &   Johan OWEN &   Elizabeth OWEN &   Thomas OWEN.
Proved at Hereford 31 Jan 1667/8.

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1668

BUNDY
HOPE
JAUNCY
SNEADE
STALLARD
BUNDY, Joane - of the Moorend, Much Cowarne, widow, 20 Jul 1661.
son Richard BUNDY;   my brother Rowland JAUNCY;   daurs Elizabeth BUNDY and Anne BUNDY;   2nd son Thomas BUNDY;   Landlord John HOPE, Esq.
Witnesses: Rowland JAUNCY,   Richard STALLARD,   Margaret STALLARD,   John SNEADE.
Proved 5 Feb 1668 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1668

BERROW
SRATFORD
WINTER
BERROW, Johan - of Bushley, 20 Feb 1668.
cossens Frances BERROW and Edward BERROW;   grandchild William WINTER.
Witnesses: Antho. SRATFORD,   Edward BERROW.
Proved 5 Mar 1668 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98089 - Worcs #39.

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1668

AUBREY
BOND
BRIDGES
CARPENDER
CARTWRIGHT
CAVE
CLENT
KING
NORTHERN
RUFFORD
SUTTON
THOMAS
TOMS
VAUGHAN
WINSTON
WOODHOUSE
BRIDGES, William - of Tibberton [Tiberton], esquire, 16 May 1668.
to my mother in law Mrs Dorothy WINSTON;   to my son in law Dr SUTTON;   to my brother William CARTWRIGHT esquire;   to my nephews Thomas CARPENDER esquire & Herbert AUBREY esquire;   to my brothers: Mr John BRIDGES, Mr James BRIDGES & his wife Bridget, & Mr Thomas BRIDGES;   to my cousin Richard VAUGHAN esquire;   to 'my shee cosin' VAUGHAN wife of Richard VAUGHAN;   to my cousin Mr John VAUGHAN the elder;   to my brother Master Richard NORTHERN;   to my sisters: Mrs NORTHERN, Mrs CAVE & Mrs RUFFORD;   to my nephews Francis WOODHOUSE & William BRIDGES of Leadonton [Leadington];   to my daughters Hester & Margaret;   to my sons: Marshall BRIDGES & Edmond BRIDGES;   to my son Mr Peter KING;   to my (unmarried) grandchild Mrs Anne CLENT & to her sisters Mrs Dorothy CLENT & Mrs Katherine CLENT;   to my grandson Mr William CLENT;   to my daughter Mrs Katherine THOMAS lands in Pencombe tenanted by William TOMS & John BOND;   lands in Madley, Yazor, Weobley, Barton, Lyonshall,   Mansell Lacy, Mansell Gamage, Bishops Frome, Preston on Wye, Bosbury,   Munsley and Tiberton;   ……… (abstract not complete)
Will dated 16 May 1668. Proved at Hereford.

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1668

BEBB
LAWRANCE
WOODHOUSE
BEBB, Richard - of Staunton on Arrow, 17 Oct 1668 [20 Chas II]
to be buried Staunton;   to my 4 unmarried daughters Barbara & Ales & Jane & Dorothy furnishings;   to my son John BEBB a bull;   to my youngest son William BEBB hops etc;   to my grandchild Richard BEBB sheep;   to my grandchild Timothy BEBB sheep;   my grandchild Anne BEBB;   my son Richard BEBB* & William LAWRANCE*.
Witnesses: William & John WOODHOUSE.
Proved at Hereford 26 Oct 1668.

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1669

BALLARD
HALL
HEMINGE
BALLARD, Phillipp - of Suckley, 19 Nov 1669.
wife Alice;   son John BALLARD;   daur Anne BALLARD;   son Phillipp BALLARD;   daur Ursulla HEMINGE the wife of Richard HEMINGE.
Witnesses: Richard HEMINGE,   Wylam HALL.
Proved 9 Feb 1669 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98090.

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1669

BAGGET
BAYLEE
BIDDLE
DAVIS
STEPHENS
SWAYNE
BAGGET, George - of Dinedor, husbandman, 1 Aug 1669.
my daur Mary wife of Phillip STEPHENS - 1s.;   my grandsons George BIDDLE, John BIDDLE and Charles BIDDLE;   my daur Martha wife of William BIDDLE.
Witnesses: John DAVIS,   William BAYLEE,   Nathaniel SWAYNE.
Proved 9 Aug 1669 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91718.
NB: my 9th great grand uncle - sjk

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1669

BEST
BRAY
BRIDGES
COWCHER
DANETT
GAWNER
HALL
HARRIS
HILL
HOPKINS
SAWNER
SKINNER
THOMAS
WALL
BRAY, Joane - of Wellington, Ledbury, widow, 23 Oct 1668.
"To be buried Ledbury near corpse of my late husband";   Edmund COWCHER of the Birtons, Ledbury, gent;   Francis HALL of Ledbury, gent;   Land at Bosbury in possession of my son in law Richard HILL;   Francis HALL and his brother Joseph HALL;   grandchild John BRAY: son of Henry BRAY my son late deceased;   children of my cozen John BEST;   daur in law relict of my said son Henry BRAY;   the rest of my grandchildren;   my daur Elizabeth HILL wife of Richard HILL;   grandchild Elizabeth HILL;   said late husband John BRAY deceased;   the daur of my sister Jane BEST;   my sister in law Mary SAWNER (GAWNER?);   friends Thomas BRIDGES and John DANETT, gent;   brother George WALL and nephew George WALL his son;   sister Joane HARRIS and her son;   sister Margarett THOMAS 4 daurs;   3 sons of my brother John WALL;   George WALL and George WALL sons of my brothers John and George WALL.
Witnesses: HOPKINS/ SKINNER/ HALL.
Proved 30 Sep 1669 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1669

ALLCOTT
BRIDGES
BURGES
CHADNOR
LILLY
MEADOWCOURT
MORRIS
PERKINS
ROWELL
TINCHER
WILLSON
WOODINGE
BURGES, Anne - of Bosbury, widow, 28 Jan 1668.
son John MEADOWCOURT;   daur Rose MEADOWCOURT and John LILLY;   Giles ROWELL of Bosbury;   Samuell WILLSON of Ledbury,   John CHADNOR of Ledbury;   Richard PERKINS of Lower Sape,   wido TINCHER of Ledbury;   my deceased husband Robert MEADOWCOURT and his will.
Guardian: godfather of my son John MEADOWCOURT - John ALLCOTT of Bosbury.
Witnesses: Tho: BRIDGES,   John MORRIS,   Tho: WOODINGE.
Proved 22 Oct 1669 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589 p.95.

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1670

BAYLIES
BLUCKE
SMITH
BAYLIES, Humphrey - of Hatfield, yeoman, 5 May 1669.
to my son William BAYLIES;   to my daughter Elizabeth BLUCKE £30;   to my grandson John BLUCKE (under 12) £10 and £12 to set him apprentice when 18;   to my daughter Anne BAYLIES* £40.
Witnesses: John BAYLIES &   William SMITH.
Proved at Hereford 21 Jan 1669/70.

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1671

BAINEHAM
BAYNHAM
BEAVAN
BEVAN
GREENE
SMITH
WOTTON
WRIGHT
BEVAN, John - of Amberley, husbandman, 14 Jan 1670.
wife Judith - one acre at Marden bought of Samuel SMITH;   Wages she gained in Mrs. BAYNHAMs service;   To our little babe that the lord has given us the last ffryday night,   one cowe in possession of Mr. Anthonie BAINEHAM;   mother Elizabeth BEAVAN;   brother Edward.
Witnesses: William GREENE,   Joane WRIGHT,   Tho: WOTTON.
Proved 5 Apr 1671 - HCC; Ref FHL#91718.

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1671

BRAY
BRITTON
DOWNES
KING
KINGE
LANE
SMITH
BRITTON, John - of Sutton Sturmy, Tenbury, 29 Mar 1671.
my son in law William DOWNES;   my daur Jane his wife;   my daur Jane LANE;   my grandchildren - being my son Francis BRITTONs son;   my son Francis BRITTON and his wife;   my son in law Edward LANE and his wife;   my daur Elizabeth BRITTON;   my brother in law John KINGE and my friend Thomas BRAY of Birchley.
Witnesses: KING/ BRAY/ SMITH.
Proved 23 May 1671 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1672

BERRINGTON
BIRD
BREWER
BUTLER
CORNEWLL
DAVERELL
DAVIES
DAVIS
EYLES
GIBS
KNILL
PLENG
SLAUGHTER
BIRD, James - of Winsley, Hope under Dinmore, 27 Oct 1671.
cozen Margt KNILL of Buthop, Old Radnor, widow and her daur Sible's children;   Richard BUTLER of the Upper Hill;   Mr. John BERRINGTON of Winsley;   Margery GIBS: her brother Humphry DAVIS of Deve? W?;   Ann DAVERELL;   Elianor PLENG, widow;   beloved friend Mrs. Mary BERRINGTON the youngest daur of Mr. BERRINGTON;   goddaur Joane EYLES daur of Thomas EYLES of Sutton;   Little Mrs. Priscilla SLAUGHTER [2nd wife to my 9th great grandfather - sjk] - 20 sheep.
Witnesses: Humphry DAVIES,   Mary BREWER.
Codicil: 10 Sep 1672. Jane BREWER servant to my Mr. John BERRINGTON.
Witnesses: Anne BERRINGTON,   Geo: CORNEWLL.
Proved 6 Dec 1672 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1673

BUNDY
COWLES
LEWIS
BUNDY, Hugh - of Much Coarne, laboring man, 30 Mar 1672.
wife - All.
Witnesses: Joan LEWIS,   Anne COWLES.
To Elizabeth BUNDY, widow (the relict).
Proved 19 Apr 1673 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1673

BEAVAN
BLUCK
MASON
REESE
WATTON
WRIGHT
BEAVAN, Elizabeth - of Marden, widow.
son Edward BEAVAN;   Land purchased of Richard MASON;   grandaur Susan WRIGHT,   grandaur Elizabeth BLUCK;   daur Elizabeth{s} children now living;   daur Joanes children;   daur in law Judith BEAVAN;   3 children Edward BEAVAN,   Joane WRIGHT and Elizabeth BLUCK.
Witnesses: Catherine REESE,   Thos WATTON.
Proved 19 Dec 1673 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1674

BOVECOTT
BURTON
CARELESS
EXTON
HODGES
MATHEWS
NURBERY
PRICHARD
RAVENHILL
TURNER
TURNOR
VICKARES
VICKERES
WEAVER
BOVECOTT, Anne - of Taddington, widow, 21 Dec 1674.
cozen William TURNER;   William CARELESS als NURBERY;   apprentice Thomas MATHEWS;   my kinsman Hugh TURNOR;   cozen William WOODs children;   cozen Joane PRICHARD;   Margery RAVENHILL daur of James RAVENHILL, taylor;   Joane RAVENHILL, spinster;   children of James RAVENHILL, taylor;   Hester wife of Roger EXTON;   my kinswomen: [Mary daur of Thomas MATHEWS, Anne daur of Thomas MATHEWS,   Mary WEAVER, widow,   Mary daur of Richard HODGES,   Joane wife of Richard VICKARES and Elinor wife of John BURTON];   Anne RAVENHILL, spinster.
Witnesses: Joane RAVENHILL,   Mary MATHEWS,   Richard VICKERES.
Proved 5 Mar 1674 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1674

BAYLEIS
BAYLEY
BAYLIS
BLUNT
BONNEY
HALES
BAYLIS, John - of Bromyard. (ID slip says 'BAYLEY') (Ad)
to Dorothy BAYLEIS of Bromyard and John BONNEY of St. Andrews, Worcs, clothier.
Inventory by: James BLUNT and Francis HALES, 9 Apr 1674. (Inventory says 'BAYLIS')
Admon 10 Apr 1674; Ref FHL#91687.

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1674

BADHAM
BAGARD
BAGGAARD
BAGGARD
BROOME
BUTLER
EYSAM
HILL
MAYOE
NASH
SIRRELL
STOKES
SYMONDS
TAYLOR
TORR
BAGGARD, James - of Ashperton, gent, 16 Apr 1668.
Thomas TORR of Dinedor and Peter NASH son of John NASH of Ashperton;   my wife Elizabeth;   Thomas BAGGARD youngest son of my brother Thomas BAGGARD;   James BAGGARD son of Charles BAGGARD;   George BAGGARD son of George BAGGARD;   William BROOME of Withington.
Executors: my brother in law Thomas TORR and John NASH younger son of Peter NASH.
The first years rent to: George BAGARDs 3 children - 1 son and 2 daurs now living at Dinedor;   Mary TORR daur of Thomas TORR;   Elizabeth (Thomas BAGGAARDs daur).
The second years rent to: my sister Margarett TORR - 10£;   my sister Anne SIRRELL - 10£;   Pheby SYMONDS (my brother in law Thomas TORRs daur) - 5£.
The third years rent to: Peter NASH younger son of Peter NASH the elder - 10£;   James BAGGARD son of Charles BAGGARD;   Elizabeth wife of John STOKES of Dinedor.
The fourth years rent to: Joane daur of William MAYOE;   Thomas and William SIRRELL son of William SIRRELL and Anne EYSAM their sister.
The fifth years rent to: Margaret daur of Richad TAYLOR of Withington;   Anne HILL daur of Thomas HILL of Lugwardine;   Robert MAYOE of Tarrington.
The sixth years rent to: Elizabeth BAGGARD (Thomas BAGGARDs daur);   George BAGGARD's 3 children;   Elizabeth BUTLER (Thomas TORRs daur);   Margaret (Thomas TORRs wife).
Witnesses: Henry BADHAM,   Anne HILL,   Richard TAYLOR.
Proved 11 May 1674 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590(registered will)  and #91687(original will)
NB: my 9th great grand uncle - sjk

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1675

BAGGARD
GODSALL
HOOPER
TAYLEY
BAGGARD, John - of Ashperton, 16 Dec 1675.
"To be buried Ashperton near grave of my last wife Joane".
my son William BAGGARD;   my 4 grandchildren now living;   my daur Anne GODSALL widow;   joynture between my son William and his wife Katherine dated 10 Jun 1650.
Witnesses: James HOOPER,   Thomas TAYLEY.
Proved 14 Feb 1675 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1675

BAKER
BALCUTT
BAYLES
BAYLIS
DAVIES
HALL
HAWLINS
HILL
MERRICK
PARRY
TRAHERNE
BAYLIS, James - the elder of Ledbury, 24 May 1660.
kinsman and son in law James BAYLES the younger the son of John BAYLES my late brothers son deceased - Ledbury and Eastnor;   wife Mary;   kinswoman Emblem MERRICK widow and her 3 children,   Emblem, Richard, and Margaret;   brother Humphry BAYLIS of Ocle;   kinswoman Anne wife of Thomas HILL of Ledbury and her daur Mary;   cozen Ann wife of John HILL of Hereford;   cozen Joane wife of John DAVIES of Hereford;   cozen Elizabeth wife of Thomas PARRY of Hereford;   cozen Mary daur of Thos TRAHERNE of Lugwardine;   Mary BAKER daur of Richard BAKER of Sutton.
Witnesses: Richard HAWLINS,   James BALCUTT,   Jo: HALL.
Proved 9 Mar 1675 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1675

BENNETT
CHAMBERLAINE
HILL
TOMSON
TURNER
BENNETT, William - of Ullingswick, 26 Jan 1674.
sister Joane BENNETT - 20s a year during her life;   son William, daur Elianor - 80£;   my apprentice Joane CHAMBERLAINE;   grandaur Elizabeth HILL - my wife's wedding ring.
Witnesses: John TOMSON, Mary TOMSON,   Alexander TURNER.
Proved 26 Mar 1675 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1675

ABELL
BENNETT
HILL
SPENCER
BENNETT, James - of Meadow courte, Cowarne parva, 16 Mar 1674.
Sarah HILL spinster daur of Symon HILL deceased and Margaret his wife;   sister Joane BENNETT, spinster;   wife Margaret;   Poore of sd parish and poore of Ullingswick.
Witnesses: Edward ABELL and Thomas SPENCER.
Proved 16 Apr 1675 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1675

ACTON
BRITTEN
FIDOE
MEYRICK
SMITH
WALKER
WATERS
BRITTEN, James - of Tenbury, blacksmith, 2 Jun 1675.
my sister Alice FIDOE;   my nephew John FIDOE, {niece?} Elizabeth FIDOE, my niece Mary FIDOE;   my niece Anne BRITTEN;   my nephew Terah BRITTEN;   my niece Alice ACTON and her son John ACTON;   Mary ACTON;   Edward WALKER, tanner;   Ann and John ACTON children of Anthony ACTON and Alice his wife.
Witnesses: MEYRICK/ WATERS/ SMITH Jr.
Proved 7 Jun 1675 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1676

BAGGARD
CHARLES
HOOPER
WEVER
BAGGARD, William - of Ashperton, 16 Jun 1676.
my eldest son John BAGGARD;   my younger son William BAGGARD and my younger daur Mary BAGGARD;   Katherine (my beloved wife);   my daur Jone now wife of James HOOPER, wheelwright.
Witnesses: Winfred WEVER,   Richard CHARLES.
Proved 12 Oct 1676 HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

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1676

BAGGARD
CARLESS
GEORGE
TAYLOR
BAGGARD, Elizabeth - widow of Ashperton. (Ad)
Richard TAYLOR of Westhide, gent (the brother);   Thomas TAYLOR of Westhide;   Thomas CARLESS of Tarrington.
Inventory by: Thos CARLESS and William GEORGE, 28 Jan 1677.
Admon 15 Nov 1676 - HCC; Ref FHL#91689.

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1677

BEAVANS
HALL
HILL
HOPE
OLLIFER
PAR
PERKES
PERRY
READING
SIMPSON
SURMAN
THURBY
BEAVANS, Alice - of Longdon, Worcs, widow, 19 Jun 1675.
William HALL of Tewkesbury, mason - 10£;   Richard HALL of Tewkesbury, bodis maker - 10£;   Susan PERRY widow and her 3 daurs, Susan, Milberow, and Elizabeth PERRY;   William and Richard HOPE of Poole Court, Bushley;   Alice OLLIFER of the Guinn;   Margaret READING of Poole Court;   Margaret PERKES;   Henry SURMAN;   Edward HILL son of Alice HILL wid of Castle Morton;   Richard HALL the elder of Fiddington, Gloucs, husbandman.
Witnesses: THURBY/ SIMPSON/ PAR?.
Proved 8 May 1677 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98117.

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1677

BAYLIES
BAYLIS
DARLINGE
DAVIES
EVANS
OAKLEY
WYER
BAYLIES, George - of Wooding, Wacton, 4 Mar 1676.
"To be buried at Thornbury";   grandson George BAYLIES eldest son of my son Hugh BAYLIES,   lately deceased;   son George BAYLIS;   daur Ales OAKLEY;   2 daurs Jane and Mary;   son in law John OAKLEY and kinsman Henry DAVIES of Netherwood.
Witnesses: Mary DARLINGE,   Sarah WYER,   Tho. EVANS.
Proved 18 May 1677 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1678

BEVAN
JAY
JONES
PATESHALL
VERNALL
BEVAN, Margarett - of Brockmanton, Puddleston, 24 Dec 1678.
Evan JONES of Cowarne and Thomas JONES his son;   Abraham BEVAN;   grandchild Anne JAY, daughter Anne JAY.
Witnesses: Elizabeth VERNALL, Thos. VERNALL,   Tho: PATESHALL.
Proved 14 Jan 1678 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1678

BAGGARD
BALL
CARELESS
HOOPER
BAGGARD, Katharine - of Ashperton, widow, 15 Feb 1677.
my late husband William BAGGARD deceased by his last will and testament did give to John BAGGARD his and my eldest son;   my son in law James HOOPER and Joane his wife (my daur);   my daur Mary BAGGARD, my youngest son William BAGGARD;   my grandson William HOOPER.
Witnesses: Joseph BALL,   Richard CARELESS.
Proved 17 Jan 1678 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1678

BAYLIES
BRAY
HOLT
HOULT
JONES
BAYLIES, Giles - of Bockleton, 14 Sep 1681 [33 Charles II]
sister Anne HOULT;   Thomas BRAYs children;   brother Thomas BAYLIES children;   sister Anne HOLTs children;   cozen William HOLTs children;   cozen Stephen HOULT;   cozen Thomas BRAY.
Witnesses: William HOULT,   Tho: BRAY,   Edw: JONES.
Proved 30 May 1678 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591 p.172.

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1678

BAYLIS
CAWRICK
OSLAND
PENNELL
ROBINS
BAYLIS, Stephen - of Stockton, Worcs, 10 Jul 1677.
grandchild Judith CAWRICK - 5£;   daur Catharine CAWRICK.
Overseers: William ROBINS and Henry PENNELL.
Witnesses: Robert OSLAND, Edward OSLAND.
Proved 10 Sep 1678 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1679

BERRINGTON
HAMOND
JUKES
BERRINGTON, John - of Greet, Salop, husbandman, 18 Apr 1679 [31 Charles II]
son John, son Charles (to maintain his mother).
Witnesses: John HAMOND,   Charles JUKES,   John BERRINGTON.
Proved 3 Jun 1679 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1680

BIRD
BISHOP
CLARK
COWPER
ELLIOTT
WILLIAMS
BIRD, Henry - Barbados, merchant, departing for England.
Sarah COWPER;   decsd cousin Jane WILLIAMS;   godchildren Henry BISHOP,   Eliz ELLIOTT &   Rob CLARK.
Executor: mother Ann BIRD of Burrington co. Hereford.
Abstract from Barbados records, wills and administrations 1639-1680,  compiled and edited by Joanne McRee Sanders; proved 1680.

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1680

ANDREW
BELSON
BLOUNT
BRABAZON
BRIDGES
CHEESE
CORNWALL
DAVIES
ELLYOT
GOODYEARE
KEIGHTLY
KEMBLE
MAWSON
MORGAN
NEWCOMBE
PEARSON
RYTHER
SHORT
WIGMER
WOOLF
BLOUNT, Thomas - of Orleton, Herefordshire [antiquarian, author], 5 Jan 1677/8.
wife Anne;   daughter Elizabeth;   nephew Thomas BLOUNT (son of brother Myles) - annuity of 20 marks which Thomas's sister Jane BLOUNT to hold for him during his minority;   three sisters of nephew Thomas;   brother Myles and each of his sisters - five pounds;   brother-in-laws Thomas GOODYEARE and George DAVIES;   nephew ELLYOT;   niece Winfred DAVIES;   cousins Wallop BRABAZON, Robert CORNWALL, John BELSON, Symon BRIDGES.
Other names mentioned: friends Robert RYTHER, John MAWSON, Richard PEARSON;   Richard CHEESE;   Elizabeth MORGAN, Richard KEMBLE, Dr Thomas SHORT;   Thomas KEIGHTLY;   Thomas NEWCOMBE;   Robert WIGMER;   Sir William ANDREW;   John WOOLF;   Sir Walter BLOUNT [of Sodington, Worcestershire]
Executor: wife Anne.
Witnesses: Robert RYTHER,   John MAWSON,   Richard PEARSON.
Probate 9 Jul 1680.

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1680

BERROW
BERROWE
MATTHEWS
WATTS
BERROWE, Elizabeth - of Ledbury, 19 Jul 1677.
son William BERROWE and Elizabeth his now wife;   their son Charles if living otherwise to the youngest son then living;   their son William;   grandaurs Sarah BERROW and Elizabeth BERROW;   Mr. William WATTS of Marcle.
Witnesses: William WATTS, Sen,   William MATTHEWS,   Susanna WATTS.
Proved 14 Oct 1680 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591 p.272.

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1680

BAYLIES
HAINES
JENNINGS
SMITH
BAYLIES, Stephan - of Upton Bishop. (Ad)
By William BAYLIES of Great Malvern (the son);   Richard SMITH of Upton on Severn and Daniel JENNINGS of St. Swithun, Worcs.
Inventory by: Richard SMITH and John HAINES, 22 Dec 1680.
Admon 29 Dec 1680 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98128.

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1681

BERROW
MEREDDITH
PANESFORD
SMITH
STARLING
WIGHT
WOOD
WOODYATE
BERROW, Thomas - of Stanford Bishop. (Ad)
Maria BERROW of Stanford Bishop, widow;   Thomas WIGHT of Frome Bishop and William WOOD of Stanford Bishop must account by 20 Apr 1682.
Inventory by: William SMITH,   Thomas WIGHT,   Richard WOODYATE, 23 Jan 1681;   Total 154-1-8.
Comptus: 22 Feb 1682 - charged with 54£. To Abednego MEREDDITH of Bishop Frome debt due by bond;   Mr. PANESFORD of London a debt;   George STARLING a debt.
Admon 21 Mar 1681 - HCC; Ref FHL#91693.
NB: this document has a good signature of Thomas WIGHT - 8th great grandfather - sjk

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1681

BAYLIES
BLUCKE
SMITH
BAYLIES, Humphrey - of Hatfield, 5 May 1681 [1 Charles II]
son William BAYLIES;   daur Elizabeth BLUCKE;   grandson John BLUCKE;   daur Anne BAYLIES.
Witnesses: John BAYLIES,   William SMITH.
Proved 21 Jan 16--? - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1681

BENNET
BENNETT
COLLINS
ENSALL
SORRELL
BENNETT, Philipp - of Stoke Lacy, 10 Jul 1681.
wife, sons Richard and William, grandaur Hannah;   2 daurs Elizabeth and Rebecca;   son in law James ENSALL.
Witnesses: WM SORRELL,   Sarah BENNET,   Richard COLLINS.
Proved - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1682

BAYLIES
BAYLIS
FARR
HOLE
BAYLIES als HOLE, Dorothy - of St Nicholas, Worcester. (Ad)
To John BAYLIS (the husband) of Great Malvern,   Richard FARR of Clifton.
Admon 5 Feb 1682 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98132.

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1682

BENNETT
COLDRICK
FREEMAN
LEWIS
WALDRON
WEBLEY
BENNETT, Richard - of Bishop Froom, yeoman, 22 Apr 1682.
eldest son Richard BENNETT - 20s when age 21,   2nd son George BENNETT - 40£ when 21,   3rd son Caleb BENNETT - 40£;   brother in law Edward WALDRON;   wife Jane BENNETT;   only sister Margarett wife of John LEWIS;   William COLDRICK of Leinthall.
Witnesses: Jo: FREEMAN,   Jo: WEBLEY.
Proved 26 May 1682 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1683

ARNOLD
BACON
BALDWIN
BAYLIES
BUSH
PITT
BAYLIES, John - of Upton on Severn. (Ad)
Elianor BAYLIES of Upton on Severn, wid;   John BACON of Hanley Castle;   John ARNOLD, Rector of Pendock;   Henry BALDWIN of St. Clements, Worcs.
Inventory by: John BACON,   John PITT,   wm BUSH, 1682.
Admon 24 Apr 1683 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98138.

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1683

BADHAM
BROMPTON
DAVIS
WILKS
WIND
BADHAM, Francis - of Walton, Bishops Frome, 20 Aug 1683.
son Richard BADHAM - 30£, son John BADHAM - 30£,   son James BADHAM - 30£ (not yet 18),   daur Margery BADHAM - 40£ (not yet 18), son Francis BADHAM;   brothers John BADHAM and Richard BADHAM, and brother in law Michael BROMPTON.
Witnesses: Henry DAVIS,   Elizabeth WILKS,   Elizabeth WIND.
Proved ? - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1683

BRYANS
FLETCHER
GODWYN
BRYANS, Benjamin - of Staunton on Arrow, milner, 27 Aug 1683.
to my wife Margaret.
Witnesses: John FLETCHER & James GODWYN &   Roger FLETCHER.
Proved at Hereford 4 Sep 1683.

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1683

AMBLER
BALLARD
BRAY
CRUMPE
DOWNES
HALES
HEMING
HEMINGE
SPONNER
SPOONER
WILLIS
BALLARD, Alice - of Suckley, widow, 16 Jun 1682.
son Phillip BALLARD, Mary BALLARD daur of my son Phillip BALLARD;   daur Ursula HEMING;   daur Ann HALES;   grandchildren Ann HALES, Susan HALES and Mary HALES: daurs of my daur Ann HALES;   grandchild John BALLARD son of my son John BALLARD;   cozin Mary WILLIS;   grandchild Hester BALLARD.
Witnesses: Mary AMBLER,   Joynes BRAY,   George BRAY,   John SPONNER.
Also mentions: grandchild William HEMING,   grandchild Thomas HALES,   sister DOWNES;   George BRAY;   goddaur Elizabeth BRAY.
Inventory by: Phillip BALLARD,   George CRUMPE,   Thomas HALES,   Richard HEMINGE,   John SPOONER, 3 Nov 1683.
Proved - Worcs; Ref FHL#98140.

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1683

BADHAM
BROOKES
GALLET
GALLETT
GRIFFITHS
HAWLINGS
HODGES
JAUNCEY
PARRY
PEIRCE
PREECE
SANDFORD
WHITTINGTON
BADHAM, John - of The Castle, Yarkhill, 29 Jan 1682.
wife Elizabeth BADHAM;   kinsman Thomas SANDFORD of Dormington;   kinswoman Sara JAUNCEY;   kinswoman Mary wife of James PARRY;   Elizabeth GALLETT the daur of John GALLETT;   Arthur SANDFORD;   Mary daur of James PARRY;   Anne and Joan GALLET the daur of John GALLETT;   Tandstone the wife of Thomas PEIRCE;   Anne the wife of Thomas HODGES;   kinsman Thomas SANDFORD and his brother Rowland SANDFORD.
Witnesses: Rob GRIFFITHS,   Mathias WHITTINGTON,   Henry HAWLINGS,   John BROOKES,   John PREECE.
Proved 24 Dec 1683 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1684

BADHAM
CARELESS
GALLETT
MINTON
NURBURY
PROBERTS
BADHAM, Elizabeth - of the Castle, Yarkhill, 10 Apr 1684.
son John GALLETT of Tarrington.
Witnesses: Catharine CARELESS als NURBURY,   Sara PROBERTS,   Tho: MINTON.
Proved 24 Jun 1684 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1684

ABELL
BENNETT
HALL
HANKINS
HILL
BENNETT, Margaret - of Meadow Court, Little Cowarne, widow, 3 Oct 1684.
"To be buried near husbands in the Chaunsel of Little Cowarne";   grandson Henry HILL;   2 daurs Susan HANKINS and Sarah HILL;   son James HILL, grandson Henry HILL (or HALL?);   daur in law Mary HILL and kinsman William HILL.
Witnesses: Henry ABELL,   Mary HALL.
Proved 20 Aug -- - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1684

BABE
PRICE
SHAWE
BABE, William - of Much Cowarne, 25 Mar 1682.
wife Sarah, son John;   2 daurs Elizabeth and Sarah BABE.
Witnesses: John PRICE,   William PRICE,   Tho: SHAWE.
Proved 22 Nov 1684 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1686

BADLAND
BEAVAN
BURNAM
STALLARD
WOODYATT
BEAVAN, Edward - of Hatfield, 14 Nov 1685.
2 daurs Anne BEAVAN and Joane BEAVAN - 5£ ea;   wife Anne BEAVAN;   Elizabeth STALLARD.
Witnesses: Will: BURNAM,   Richard BADLAND,   John WOODYATT.
Proved 30 Dec 1686 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1688

BULLOCK
FFYFIELD
HALL
JAMES
LANE
WAINERICK
WOODDIATT
BULLOCK, Elizabeth - of Cradley, 25 Jun 1684.
William FFYFIELD son of my son in law William FFYFIELD;   grandson James FFYFIELD;   grandson another son of William FFYFIELD;   {grandaur} Elizabeth WAINERICK wife of William WAINERICK one of the daurs of my son John BULLOCK;   Isabell BULLOCK another of the daurs of my son John BULLOCK, dcsd;   Elizabeth JAMES daur of my son in law John JAMES and Margarett his wife my daur dcsd;   Anne BULLOCK and Mary BULLOCK daurs of my said son John BULLOCK dcsd which he had by his later wife;   my son Richard BULLOCK dcsd (brother of John BULLOCK): Richard BULLOCK made me executrix of his last will and testament;   grandaur Elizabeth FFYFIELD.
Overseer: Richard WOODDIATT of Cradley.
Witnesses: Elizabeth LANE,   Richard WOODDIATT,   Willm HALL.
Proved 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91583 p.127.

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1688

BROWNE
FREEMAN
BROWNE, Elianor - of Bishops Frome, widow, 10 Mar 1682.
son John BROWNE of Bishops Froome, husbandman.
Witnesses: Mary FREEMAN,   Richard BROWNE.
Proved 19 Jan 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1688

BALLARD
BURHOP
HIDE
HINTON
SPOONER
WILKES
BURHOP, William - of Suckley, weaver, 4 May 1688.
my son in law and daur Ffrancis HIDE and Alice his wife;   grandchildren John, Thomas, Mary, Alice, & Elizabeth HIDE;   eldest grandchild William HIDE, grandchild Francis HIDE;   friend John BALLARD of Suckley.
Witnesses: John BALLARD,   Ew: HINTON,   John WILKES,   John SPOONER.
Proved - Worcs; Ref FHL#98164.

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1688

BADHAM
BAUGH
DENNIS
SMITH
STEDMAN
SURRELL
WEAVER
WOOD
BADHAM, Richard - of Stoke Lacy, the Woodend, 5 Apr 1688.
sister Anne WOOD, sister's daur Anne WOOD;   sister in law Mary WEAVER;   couzen Elizabeth SURRELL,   couzen Elisabeth SURRELL's daur Elizabeth SURRELL;   father in law John BAUGH's four children which he had by my mother;   wife Elizabeth BADHAM.
Witnesses: Francis STEDMAN,   Joyce SMITH,   Thomas DENNIS.
Proved 12 May 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.
NB: my 1st cousin 10th removed - sjk

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1688

BADHAM
HALL
MATTHEWS
BADHAM, William - of Bollinghull, Eardisley, 12 Jan 1687.
eldest son John BADHAM, 2nd son James BADHAM,   youngest son Thomas BADHAM;   2 daurs Joane and Mary.
Witnesses: Samuell HALL,   Peter MATTHEWS,   John MATTHEWS.
Proved 28 Jun 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1688

BENNETT
BRAY
HANKINS
RAVENHILL
WILSON
BENNETT, Elizabeth - of Wallhills, Ledbury, 7 Jul 1687.
son Richard BENNETT;   son Thomas BENNETT together with his father-in-law Edward HANKINS of Donnington, bond of 20£   dated 20 Aug 1679. Indebted to daur Susanna WILSON, widow.
Witnesses: Ffrancisca BRAY,   Richard BENNETT,   Thos RAVENHILL.
Proved 26 Jul 1688 - HCC.

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1688

BOSWORTH
FAUKES
GOWER
HERBERT
LONG
YAPPE
BOSWORTH, Elinor - of Suckley, widow, 1 June 1688.
my mother Anne GOWER, my leaseland at Suckley;   brother William YAPPE.
Witnesses: Benjm HERBERT,   Wm FAUKES,   Rich: LONG.
Proved 26 Oct 1688 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98162.

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1688

BACH
BARNES
HILL
HOGDES
LANE
REIGNOLDS
UNETT
YAPP
BARNES, William - the elder of Whitborne, 7 Oct 1686.
my eldest son William BARNES;   my 2 grandchildren William and Margaret BARNES (son and daur of my son William);   my daur Elizabeth LANE, widow and my grandson William LANE (her eldest son);   my other 2 grandsons Richard and Thomas LANE (the youngest 2 sons of my said daur);   my nephew Henry BARNES only son of my brother Henry BARNES (deceased);   Elizabeth and Mary BARNES 2 daurs of my brother Henry BARNES;   my nephew Simon BACH and his 2 sisters Margarett wife of John HILL and Elioner wife of James REIGNOLDS, son and daurs of my sister Anne BACH (deceased);   Poor of Whitborne;   my youngest son Nathaniel BARNES;   my daur in law Margaret wife of my eldest son William;   Nathaniel youngest son of my son William BARNES.
Witnesses: William YAPP,   James HOGDES,   George UNETT.
Proved 2 Dec 1688; Ref FHL#91593.

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1690

BADHAM
BAYLIS
COLLINS
FREEMAN
FREEMANS
HATHWAY
MORRIS
PAGE
SUMMERS
WOOD
BADHAM, Richard - of Bishops Frome, 30 May 1690.
Francis BAYLIS and his son Richad BAYLIS;   William BADHAM of Bosbury and his eldest son;   Francis BADHAM, Silvanus BADHAM;   Catherine the wife of Thomas PAGE;   Elizabeth wife of William MORRIS, Elizabeth daur of William MORRIS;   William SUMMERS and his sister Susan;   Joane wife of William COLLINS;   Mr. John FREEMANS 4 children of Hopton - 5£ equally between them.
Executor: William WOOD.
Witnesses: John HATHWAY,   John FREEMAN,   Anne FREEMAN.
Proved 13 Jun 1690 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593 p.25.

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1690

ALCOTT
BADHAM
BRACE
BROWN
DREW
FREEMAN
HARTLAND
JAUNCY
MATHEWS
BADHAM, Thomas - of the Frogend, Castle Frome, 10 Jan 1689.
brother William BADHAM of Stoke Lacy - 10£;   Francis BADHAM, spinster my sister - 20£;   Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth FREEMAN spinsters: the daurs of John FREEMAN the yr of the Frogend in Bishops Froome - 10s apiece;  ;   Alice HARTLAND wife of John HARTLAND of Bishops Frome;   fellow servant Thomas MATHEWS - 2s 6d;  ,   fellow servant Susanna JAUNCY spinster - 5s.;   fellowservant Peter HARTLAND;   brother Richad BADHAM: his daur;   nephew Richard BADHAM son of Richard BADHAM,   John BADHAM another son of Richard BADHAM,   brother William BADHAM and his son William BADHAM;   Anne DREW spinster daur of Thomas DREW late of Bishops Frome dcsd - 20£;   George BRACE;   Mary FREEMAN wife of the said John FREEMAN the younger;   Richard BROWN of Hall Court in Bishops Froome, gent.
Witnesses: John FREEMAN,   John ALCOTT.
Proved 20 Jun 1690 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1690

BERKELY
COKE
MILLARD
MOORE
RAPER
ROPER
WILLIS
BERKELY, Thomas - of Bosbury, 10 Feb 1686.
5 children i.e. my eldest son Robert BERKELY - 28£,   2nd son Thomas BERKELY - 28£, 3rd son John BERKELY - 28£,   4th son Richard BERKELY - 28£, 5th son James BERKELY - 28£.
Hands of Christopher RAPER (ROPER) the elder of Bromyard and John MILLARD of Bosbury - 5s apiece;   wife Amy, if she remarry to pay the above 28£   immediately in hands of above 2.
Witnesses: Hugh WILLIS,   Wm MOORE,   Fra. COKE.
Proved 9 Oct 1690 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1691

BAUGH
BEARD
BOND
BOOTH
COWELL
HODGES
HOMES
MUTLEY
PRICE
BOOTH, Elizabeth - of froome Bishop, wid, 2 Nov 1695.
Samuel BEARD son of John BEARD of Bosbury;   Margaret and Elizabeth BEARD 2 daurs of John BEARD of Bosbury;   John BAUGH the elder of the Nouthouse;   William BAUGH son of John BAUGH the elder of Bosbury;   cozen Robert PRICE Senior of Cradley;   Elizabeth PRICE wife to Robert PRICE, above;   Susanna daur to Robert PRICE;   cozin Sarah MUTLEY wife of Richard MUTLEY of Froome;   Francis COWELL of Bosbury and Eleanor his wife;  
Trustees: kinsmen Richard MUTLEY and Robert PRICE.
My son John HODGES.
Witnesses: Richard HOMES,   William BOND,   William COWELL.
Proved 5 Mar 1691 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1691

BADHAM
BENNETT
BROAD
MOULD
BADHAM, John - of Weston Beggard, 26 Nov 1691.
daur Magarett - 40£, son Thomas, son John - 40£,   wife Susannah, son Henry - 7 acres of land at the Castle, Yarkhill,   3 acres at Clayton's Meadow, Dormington.
Witnesses: Ed BROAD,   Wm BENNETT,   John MOULD.
Proved 11 Dec 1691 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1692

BACHE
BARKLEY
LAWRENCE
TOMKINS
WEBLEY
WILLIAMS
BACHE, William - of Eastnor, weaver, 16 Nov 1688.
Anne WILLIAMS daur to my niece Anne WILLIAMS,   and her sister Elizabeth WILLIAMS and brother Thomas WILLIAMS;   nephew Edward TOMKINS;   Edward and Susanna BARKLEY a son and daur to my niece Elizabeth BARKLEY;   servant Sarah WEBLEY.
Executor: Edward TOMKINS.
Witnesses: Anthony LAWRENCE, Anthony LAWRENCE junr.
Proved 26 Apr 1692 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1692

BUNDY
CLEE
JAMES
PERKES
RICHARDS
SOUTH
STALLARD
BUNDY, Richard - of Much Cowarne, the Moore, 20 Apr 1688.
sister Ann STALLARD;   kinsman Francis PERKES;   brother in law Thomas SOUTH;   wife Ann.
Witnesses: Hugh RICHARDS,   Lancellot JAMES,   Thomas CLEE.
Proved 17 Jul 1692 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1692

ALCOTT
BOUGH
MUTLOW
TREHEARNE
BOUGH, John - of Upleadon, 13 Jan 1691.
wife Sibyle;   son William BOUGH.
Witnesses: Thomas ALCOTT,   Sara MUTLOW,   Tho: TREHEARNE.
Proved 1 Oct 1692 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1694

ASHMAN
BETHAM
BROCK
COXE
DAVID
DAVIDS
DAVIE
DAVIS
ELSMORE
FOX
GARDYNER
GWYLHAM
GWYLLIM
GWYLLYAM
HOPKINS
JONES
LEONARD
LEWIS
MAURICE
MAYO
MORSE
PARRY
PRICE
PROSSER
REA
ROBERTS
SPRINGETT
WATKINS
BETHAM, Edward - of Whitchurch co Hereford, Clerk [? in Holy Orders], 6 Feb 1694 [5 Willm & Mary] (being infirm in body)
loving wife Anne BETHAM - all my estate called Hendrea or Hendrea Merrinall in the parishes of Lanwarne and Pencoyd (both co Hereford) now in the occup'n of James ROBERTS for life and thento my son Edward BETHAM;   also to Anne for life my water-borne grist mill called Buckleston's Mill in the same parishes (now in the tenure and occup'n of Edward MORSE) and thereafter to my son Edward.
To wife Anne absolutely - my house, outhouses etc called The Upper House lying in Whitch [sic] or Langarron (or in one of them) and £20 to be paid immediately;   also all my household goods (not otherwise bestowed) to her for life and then equally between my two daughters Anne DAVID / DAVIS and Elizabeth SPRINGETT.
To my son Edward BETHAM - all that estate I purchased from John PROSSER of Lincoln's Inn College Oxford lying in Brockhampton (late in the tenure and occup'n of John MAYO) and also my lease of a house and field in Upton Bishop (in the occup'n of Anne ELSMORE, widow) and also my Mansion House in the parishes of Whitchurch and Ganarew (now occup'd by Philip PRICE) also my house and lands purchased from John DAVIDS of the Greenway lying in Whitchurch and Ganarew (occup'd by Walter LEONARD and Philip PRICE) also my silver tankard, watch, globe, books and their press.
To my son Rudhall BETHAM - my lands in Orcop (whether in my own hands or in the occup'n of Charles PARRY, James WATKINS, Anne JONES widow, together with the lands belonging to it occup'd by Thomas BROCK) until the expiry of the lease;   £20 lying in the hands of Jerusha REA widow (the interest owing, I remit);   my silver tobacco box and stoppers.
To my son John BETHAM - my properties in the parish of Monmouth occup'd by him and by David LEWIS, James ASHMAN and William HOPKINS;   my house and lands in Ganarew (now occup'd by William COXE) and my silver Inkhorn and seal.
My three mares - to my sons Edward, Rudhall and John;   my daughter Anne DAVIS;   my son-in-law James SPRINGETT of Campson co Monmouth - my house and lands in Whitchurch which I bought of David MAURICE for life and then to his children by Elizabeth his now wife (he being able to choose which/all children by his own Will) and also another property in Whitchurch occup'd by Edward JONES;   to my daughter Elizabeth SPRINGETT - my gold ring.
My grandchildren Edward, James and ffrances BETHAM (children of my son Edward and his wife ffrances) - £140 to be divided as their father thinks fit (this money already in their father's hands);   £5 to the poor of the parishes of Whitchurch and Ganarew to add to the stock already given for income distribution.
Others Mentioned: my brother John BETHAM and Dorothy his wife;   my cousin Richard BETHAM and wife;   my five children Edward, Rudhall and John BETHAM, Ann DAVIE and Elizabeth SPRINGETT;   their late grandfather Rudhall GWYLHAM Esq [1]
Executors: sons Rudhall and John - Rudhall to have the next presentation of the Rectory of Lanvapley co Monmouth.
Overseer: friend Gyles GARDYNER of Whitchurch and to Mary GARDYNER (his daughter) 5/-.
Proved London (PCC) 18 Feb 1694 by Exors.
Notes: [1] According to the Visitation of Herefordshire of 1634, Rudhall GWYLLIM (son of Thomas of Whitchurch) mar [1 Apr 1625 at Much Cowarne] Jane daughter of Edmund FOX of Leighton Court co Hereford with ch'n Richard (aged c.4 in 1634), Thomas, Anne and Jane. Presumably his daughter Anne became the wife of Edward BETHAM.
His own Will as Rudhull GWYLLYAM of Whitchurch proved PCC 1675?

 

1694

BABE
BARNETT
BEDFORD
HATHWAY
LEWIS
PERKINS
BABE, William - of Castle Frome, 22 Nov 1693.
brother George BABE of Castle Frome, brother John BABE of Bishops Frome;   sister Anne wife of William BEDFORD of Powick, Worcs;   Thomas BARNETT of Castle Frome.
Witnesses: Robert HATHWAY,   Francis PERKINS,   John LEWIS.
Proved 26 Jun 1694 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1694

BAYLIS
LANE
BAYLIS, George - of Fullom, Eastham, Worcester. (I)
By Thomas LANE and George BAYLIS. Inventory last Dec 1694 - HCC;   Ref FHL#91630

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1695

BEARD
BROOJE
BROOKE
CALLDO
EVETON
HOLDER
HOLLOWAY
PRICHARD
TURNOR
VOBE
BROOKE, Francis - of Coddington, 1 Apr 1695.
my wife Anne (she has been previously married);   her son Joseph;   daur Elizabeth HOLLOWAY;   grandchildren Elizabeth, Susanna, and Hannah: daurs of the said Elizabeth HOLLOWAY;   children of my daur Susanna CALLDO;   grandson Thomas EVETON (Erpton, Ereton, Exton?) (house in Bosbury);   kinsman Samuel TURNOR and Mr. John BEARD;   son in law Thomas VOBE.
Witnesses: Jas HOLDER,   Wm BROOJE,   Jo: PRICHARD.
Proved - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.
NB: father to the wife of my 2nd cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1696

BRAZIER
BURWALL
CARTWRIGHT
CLARKE
DENNIS
SANDBERG
BRAZIER, Roger - of Wacton, yeoman, 27 Jun 1691.
Poor of Wacton - 10s;   my grandson Thomas DENNIS - my estate at Stoke Lacy after the decease of his father and mother which I purchased of William CARTWRIGHT, Esq.;   my grandaur Mary DENNIS - 50£;   my grandaur Anne DENNIS - 50£;   my grandaur Jane DENNIS 50£;   my son in law Thomas DENNIS of Wacton;   Mathew CLARKE of Wacton, gent and Thomas BURWALL of Bulhute, Edwyn Ralph.
Witnesses: Jane BURWALL,   Thos BURWALL,   Wm SANDBERG.
Proved 29 Jan 1696 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.
NB: my 8th great grandfather - sjk

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1696

BURFORD
DANGERFIELD
HOW
JANCY
JANSEY
TURNER
BURFORD, Edmund - of Mathon, 1 Dec 1695.
my son William BURFORD (not 21) - 30£;   my daur Anne BURFORD (not 21) - 20£;   my daur Elizabeth BURFORD (not 21) - 20£;   my wife Anne - all the rest.
Witnesses: John HOW,   William JANSEY,   John DANGERFIELD.
Inventory by: Henry TURNER,   William JANCY,   John DANGERFIELD, 16 Jan 1695.
Proved 3 Jul 1696 - Worcester; Ref FHL#98188.
NB: my 7th great grand uncle - sjk

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1699

BEDFORD
HATHWAY
MORRIS
PREESE
UNETT
BEDFORD, Catharine - of Castle Froome, widd., 31 Aug 1699.
eldest daur Anne wife of Richard MORRIS;   2nd daur Alice wife of Peter MORRIS;   youngest daur Mary wife of Philip PREESE;   grandson William BEDFORD, sons John and Thomas BEDFORD.
Witnesses: Eliz. UNETT, Robert UNET,   Robt. HATHWAY.
Proved 24 Sep 1699; Ref FHL#91593.

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1700

BRACE
BULLOCK
COCK
HEARING
HUTCH
PITT
PROSSER
RAWLINS
YAPP
BRACE, John - of Brownesland, Hope under Dinmore, gent, 9 Feb 1699.
sister Martha RAWLINS - 1 guinea;   neece Martha RAWLINS the yr - 1 guinea and cupboard;   brother in law Henry RAWLINS;   sister in law Alice BRACE,   nephew Francis BRACE, neece Margaret BRACE, nephew Connisby BRACE;   kinsman Rowland PITT and Richard HUTCH of Leominster;   kinsman Francis COCK, godson John COCK;   Poor of parish of Middleton on the Hill;   brother in law Henry RAWLINS;   godson James BRACE: 2nd son of my brother James BRACE deceased;   Mr. Richard YAPP;   John YAPP of Middleton on the hill, gent.
Witnesses: William BULLOCK,   Thos HEARING,   Anne PROSSER.
Proved 23 Apr 1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1702

BRAMPTON
HILL
RAVENHILL
BRAMPTON, Michael - of Canon Froom, gen., 2 Oct 1700.
my wife Elizabeth;   2nd son Michaell BRAMPTON;   youngest son Edward BRAMPTON;   grandsons Michael and James BRAMPTON sons of my eldest son James BRAMPTON;   daur Elizabeth now wife of Henry HILL of Meadow Court, Little Cowarne.
Witnesses: Tho: RAVENHILL.
Proved 18 Mar 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1702

BADHAMS
BAYLIS
BROWNE
HILL
LINGEN
MAYFIELD
PHILLIPS
SLAUGHTER
BAYLIS, Francis now - of Haylemonds froom, Bishops Froome, 26 Jul 1701.
wife Anne, the Whitehouse in Haylemonds froom by lease from Thomas LINGEN;   eldest son Richard BAYLIS;   eldest daur Elizabeth;   Messuage wherein Richard MAYFIELD possessed before his decease,   Woodcot Purchased by me of one John SLAUGHTER;   3 daurs Mary, Susannah and Jane;   son John BAYLIS - land that was Richard BADHAMS.
Witnesses: John PHILLIPS,   Thomas HILL,   Ri: BROWNE.
Proved 30 Apr 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1702

BADHAM
BADHAM, Richard - of Ocle Pitchard, 16 Apr 1697.
daur Mary BADHAM spinster, youngest son Tho: BADHAM;   second son Richard BADHAM, son Edward BADHAM, wife Mary.
Proved 16 May 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1703

BERROW
DENNEY
MARSTON
TAVERNER
BERROW, Thomas - of London, clerk, 1 Dec 1702.
loving brother Edward BERROW;   cousins William DENNEY and Samuel DENNEY;   William DENNEY and Nathaniel DENNEY sons of said Samuel DENNEY;   sister Mary BERROW, sister Rose BERROW, honoured mother Rose BERROW.
Witnesses: Joseph MARSTON,   Samuel DENNEY,   John TAVERNER.
Proved 24 Jan 1703 London Consistory Court; Ref FHL#94458.
Note: Alumni Cantabriensis shows him of Herefordshire. He was born at Ledbury.

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1704

BAGLEY
BERROW
CUTLER
MATHEWS
MORTON
SHERGOLD
TAYLOR
WATTS
BERROW, William - of Ledbury, mercer, 30 Mar 1704.
wife Elizabeth;   only son Charles;   daurs Elizbeth BERROW, Sarah BERROW and daur Judith SHERGOLD;   Servant maid Anne TAYLOR;   Poore of Ledbury;   trusty friends John MORTON the elder of Callowhill and Charles CUTLER of Ledbury.
Witnesses: Willm MATHEWS,   John BAGLEY,   John WATTS.
Proved 23 Jun 1704 - PCC; Ref FHL#92442 - PCC/1704:Folio 124.

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1704

BURFORD
HIGGINS
HOLT
JAUNCEY
WORFIELD
BURFORD, Richard - of Eastnor, 13 Dec 1703.
son in law Daniel JAUNCEY;   wife Alice BURFORD.
Witnesses: Mary HOLT,   Eliz WORFIELD,   Tho: HIGGINS.
Proved 22 Jul 1704 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1704

BELCHIER
CHAPMAN
JENKINS
KING
MATHEWS
PHILLPOTT
THOMAS
TOOTELL
BELCHIER, Thomas - the elder of the town of Monmouth, gent, 29 Mar 1703/4. Being weak in body.
my daughter Susanna CHAPMAN;   son George BELCHIER;   daughter Mary TOOTELL;   my late cousin Sibill JENKINS;   my grand-daughter Marion BELCHIER;     my base son Ezekiel BELCHIER (by Elizabeth THOMAS);   my grandchildren George BELCHIER and Humphrey BELCHIER;   my servant Mary MATHEWS;   my grandson Thomas BELCHIER;     the poor of Monmouth - 40/-.
Executor: my son Thomas BELCHIER.
Witnesses: John PHILLPOTT,   William KING.
Proved PCC 22 Jul 1704 by Thomas BELCHIER (the son)
Notes: For an account of this family, see 'The Visitation of Monmouthshire 1683' - Harleian Society NS 14 1996. The Testator was 58 years old in 1683; his second son George BELCHIER was a clerk in the Six Clerks Office in London and was then aged 25 and unmarried; of his daughters, Mary was unmarried and Susanna was the wife of the Revd Charles CHAPMAN, Vicar of Awre co Gloucester. For the Will of his elder son, see Thomas BELCHIER 8 Jan 1717/8.

 

1704

BAYLIS
GARDINERS
SPOONER
BAYLIS, Thomas - of Bishops Froome, 16 Oct 1693.
Antient and weak;   daurs Dorothy and Elizabeth;   grandchildren, Richard, Dorothy, Hannah, and Thomas GARDINERS.
Witnesses: Alice SPOONER,   George BAYLIS.
Proved 14 Aug 1704 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1705

ADDIS
BAYLIES
BAYLIS
BOSWOOD
HARRIS
HERBERT
SMITH
BAYLIES, James - the elder of Pencombe, 13 Jun 1705.
wife Elianor - estates at Pencombe and Ocle Pitchard;   son James BAYLIES, 2 sons, John, Thomas and daur Anne;   son Henry BAYLIS;   friends Thomas HARRIS the elder of Pencomb and John BOSWOOD of Bosbury.
Witnesses: Thos. SMITH,   Henry HERBERT,   Ann ADDIS.
Proved 10 Jul 1705 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1705

BADHAM
BROMPTON
BROWNE
DREW
EDWARDS
ENSALL
ENSELL
HALLINGS
SLAUGHTER
BADHAM, John - the elder of Wotton, Bishops Frome, 17 Nov 1702.
son in law Thomas DREW of Canon Froom;   2 grandaurs: Elizabeth & Deborah daurs of Thomas DREW;   grandchildren James and Edward: the 2 sons of my son in law James BROMPTON of Canon Froome;   grandaur Susannah BADHAM daur of my son John BADHAM;   Land now in possession of Francis ENSELL;   grandchildren Francis, James, Susannah and William BADHAM,   the sons and daur of my son John BADHAM;   wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Mary ENSALL,   Edw: SLAUGHTER,   Ri: BROWNE.
Also mentions: grandson Thomas BADHAM the son of my son John BADHAM.
Witnesses: John HALLINGS,   Wm EDWARDS.
Proved 8 Dec 1705 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1706

BARNES
DAVIS
JONES
MASON
MICHELL
NICHOLAS
BARNES, Richard - of Bromyard, 10 May 1706.
my son Thomas BARNES;   my son Richard BARNES;   my daur Elizabeth DAVIS;   my daur Joan MASON;   Moses and Samuel JONES;   Meredith JONES.
Witnesses: Catherine JONES,   Susannah NICHOLAS,   Tho: MICHELL.
Proved 22 Aug 1706 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

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1706

BIGGS
HODSON
JONES
SEYMOURE
BIGGS, William - of Powick, 9 May 1764.
wife Elizabeth BIGGS - the Mount in Powick;   son William BIGGS - Northwick in Claines;   son in law Humphrey SEYMOURE or my daur Elizabeth SEYMOURE;   daur{s} Katherine and Mary BIGGS.
Witnesses: Nancey JONES,   Jane JONES,   Thos. HODSON.
Proved 6 Sep 1706 - Worcs.

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1708

BRITTEN
BRITTON
DOWNES
LANE
MULLENEUX
TURNER
UPTON
BRITTEN, Francis - Sen of Tenbury, Sutton Sturmy, 13 Oct 1707.
my wife Ann BRITTEN;   my son Randolph BRITTON - land purchased from Francis LANE;   my daur Mary, (EXTON?, UPTON?);   All my grandchildren;   my son John BRITTON and his wife.
Lease by me from Lord Viscount William MULLENEUX and Dame Bridgett his wife.
Witnesses: Edward DOWNES,   John TURNER,   Fra: BRITTEN Junr.
Proved 26 Oct 1708 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.
NB: probably my 8th great grand uncle - sjk

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1709

?WOAR
BOHNNE
BOHUNE
LEWIS
MIDDLETON
MYNORS
PARKER
TAYLOR
TAYLOUR
WHITE
WILLIAMS
WOORE
BOHNNE [or BOHUNE], Packer or Parker - of Monmouth, Gentleman, 2 Dec 1708. when sick and weak
my eldest sister Mary BOHNNE [or BOHUNE] - the house in which I now dwell and the parcel of land and Coppice Wood [known as Curlors Grove] i/t/p Abbey Tinterne co Monmouth and also the land called the Harpes;   my sister Elizabeth BOHNNE [or BOHUNE] - my house now in the occupation of John MIDDLETON, sadler, and John ?WOAR, feltmaker;   to my sister Martha LEWIS (the wife of Thomas LEWIS) of Monmouth Mercer - my house presently occupied by Mary WILLIAMS widow, the house known as the Cradle and the house called the Golden Horseshoe.
Executors: Mary BOHNNE or BOHUNE and Elizabeth BOHNNE or BOHUNE - they to have my garden and fold in Monnow Street.
If any one sister dies without issue, her share to be divided amongst my other sisters equally and if all should so die, the lands, houses etc to go to Anne BOHNNE or BOHUNE the daughter of Michael BOHNNE or BOHUNE.
Witnesses: Robt MYNORS,   John WOORE,   Edward TAYLOR,   William TAYLOUR.
Proved PCC London 19 Mar 1708/9 by (the executors as named)
Notes: Michael BOHUNE mar Elizabeth PARKER 22 May 1665 at Monmouth and their children were baptised in the same parish: Mary 15 Apr 1666, Elizabeth 21 Nov 1667, Ann 30 Sep 1669 (bur 18 Mar 1671/2), Packer (or Parker) 8 Oct 1671, Michell 29 Apr 1675, Charles 29 May 1677, ?another Charles on 28 Feb 1678/9 and Martha 19 Dec 1680.
Michael BOHAN gent mar Mrs Grace WHITE on 18 May 1696 at Monmouth and their daughter Anne b. 11 Mar and bap 18 Apr 1697 at Monmouth.

 

1709

BLOUNT
DAVIES
ELLIOT
ELLIOTT
ELLIOTTE
HARRISON
HUGHES
JONES
MEREDITH
WHITE
BLOUNT, Jane - of Orleton, spinster, 12 Dec 1708.
niece Anne MEREDITH (wife of Nicholas MEREDITH gent) and her three daughters Ann, Elizabeth and Winifred;   nephew Thomas BLOUNT;   niece Catherine ELLIOTTE;   nephew James ELLIOTT;   more nieces Mary ELLIOTT, Marianne ELLIOTT, Elizabeth HUGHES, Winifred JONES, Dorothy ELLIOTT, Ann ELLIOTT (wife of Grey ELLIOT gent);   more nephews Thomas ELLIOTT, James ELLIOTT, Thomas DAVIES;   goddaughters Jane JONES, Anne MEREDITH;   godson Thomas DAVIES.
Executor: niece Anne ELLIOTT.
Witnesses: Boffan HARRISON,   Rich. WHITE.
Probate 30 Sep 1709.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1710

BARKER
BENNETT
CARPENTER
GARSTON
PHILLPOTT
WITHERSTON
BENNETT, Richard - of Temple Court, Bosbury, 31 Oct 1704.
3 sons and eldest daur;   grandaur Elizabeth GARSTON - 100£;   Richard, Francis, and Benjamine the 3 younger sons of my son George BENNETT;   youngest daur Anne PHILLPOTT widdowe.
Witnesses: BARKER/ CARPENTER,   Ric. WITHERSTON, jr.
Proved 31 Mar 1710 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1710

BAKER
BARNES
BUNDY
CHEESE
ELLSE
JERVIS
LANE
MASON
MORRIS
NUTT
STANTON
BARNES, Margarett - of Whitburne, widow, 18 May 1709.
my eldest son William;   his sister Margarett;   my 2nd son Nathaniel BARNES now at Oxford;   my son Henry BARNES;   my cozen Robert MASON of Tedston Delamere, gent;   my brother Richard MASON;   my sister LANE;   my kinsmen Richard LANE and Thomas;   my brother BARNES of Malvern and his wife;   Jon STANTON,   Jon MORRIS,   Anne BAKER and Elizabeth NUTT;   Mary ELLSE wid;   my daur Magaret BARNES;   Nathaniel BARNES of Much Malvern aforementioned.
Witnesses: J BUNDY,   Tho: JERVIS,   Wm CHEESE.
Proved 4 May 1710 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1710

BADLAND
BOSSWOOD
BOSWOOD
SMITH
BADLAND, Richard - of Hatfield, yeoman, 19 Nov 1698. (sick & weak in body)
to my daughter Alles BADLAND - my house in Staunton on Arrow called The St.Mary House;   to my son Richard BADLAND - 20s.;   the rest to be divided between my daughters Mary BOSSWOOD* & Alles BADLAND* but my wife to have the use for life.
Witnesses: John BOSWOOD;   Joseph SMITH.
Proved at Hereford 14 Sep 1710 by Alice BADLAND spinster  one of the executrices.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1711

BADLAND
HILL
WILLIAMS
BADLAND, John the elder - of Steppelton [Stapleton], 21 Sep 1710. (sick & weak in body)
my house and lands in Tittlee [Titley] parish to my wife Elizabethe BADLAND* on condition she sells it and pay Edward WILLIAMS the mortgage on it, the surplus to be divided between my said wife and my four sons: John BADLAND, James BADLAND, Waltare BADLAND & William BADLAND;   to my son John BADLAND - my looms and shop tools;   to my son Thomas BADLAND - a black heifer;   the rest of my goods to my wife Elizabeth BADLAND* on condition that at the end of her life what she shall have spare be equally divided between my 5 sons: John BADLAND, Thomas BADLAND, James BADLAND, Waltare BADLAND & William BADLAND.   John (X) BADLAND.
Witnesses: Edward HILL & James HILL.
Proved Ludlow 12 Jun 1711 by Elizabeth BADLAND relict & executrix.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1711

BURFORD
CORFIELD
GARDNER
HAINES
HAYNES
JACKSON
NOTT
PROSSOR
SHALLAND
SHALLARD
SMITH
THORNBURGH
TOLLEY
BURFORD, Elizabeth - late wife of Daniel BURFORD,
cordwainer of St Nicholas, Worcester, 22 Feb 1709. Humphrey GARDNER of St Nicholas, blacksmith;   Richard HAINES of All Saints, Baker;   William SHALLARD of St Nicholas, Baker,   John PROSSOR late of Worcester, baker;   eldest son Humphrey;   daur JACKSON;   3 younger sons John, Thomas and Richard;   youngest daur Elizabeth;   friend Phillip TOLLEY of Worcester, clothier.
Witnesses: Mary NOTT,   Eliz SMITH,   John THORNBURGH.
Inventory by: William SHALLAND,   Richard HAYNES,   Sam CORFIELD, 17 Sep 1711.
Phillip TOLLEY nominated and appointed executor renounced. Admon to Humphry GARDNER son of the sd deceased, 19 Sep 1711.
Proved 22 Sep 1711 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98230.

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1711

BERWICK
BULLOCK
COTHER
HOOPER
WELLENS
WOODDYAT
WOODYATT
BULLOCK, William - of Brockamin, Leigh, 29 Oct 1711.
daur Sarah BULLOCK - 150£;   granson William BULLOCK - 5£ when 21;   son John BULLOCK - all rent.
Witnesses: Richard HOOPER,   Jo. COTHER,   Richard WOODDYAT.
Inventory by: Ralph BERWICK,   Richard WOODYATT,   Thomas WELLENS.
Proved - Worcs; Ref FHL#98242.

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1713

BENNETT
BROWNE
COLERICK
HOLTHAM
BENNETT, Jane, widdowe, 12 Jul 1712.
son George BENNETT - 1s.;   grandson George BENNETT son of Richard BENNETT;   son Caleb BENNETT.
Witnesses: Caleb COLERICK,   Edwd HOLTHAM,   John BROWNE.
Proved 22 Sep 1713 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1713

BALLARD
HEMING
ROBBINS
WALTON
WILLIAMS
BALLARD, Richard - of Acton Beauchamp, 20 Nov 1712.
goddaur & kinswoman Margarett daur of Sollomon & Mary WALTON;   Phillip WALTON son of Solomon & Mary WALTON;   brother John BALLARD of Acton Beauchamp;   the rest of the children of Sollomon & Mary WALTON.
Witnesses: Phillip BALLARD,   Elizabeth WILLIAMS.
Inventory by: Rich: HEMING,   Tho: ROBBINS,   Hannibal WILLIAMS, 30 Dec 1712.
Proved 7 Oct 1713 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98237.

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1713

BARNES
FREEMAN
HOOKE
MOXEM
BARNES, Margaret - of Whitbourne, spinster, 27 Jun 1712.
my brother William BARNES of Longland and Sarah his wife;   my 2 brothers Nathaniel BARNES and Henry BARNES.
Witnesses: Margarett HOOKE,   Anne MOXEM,   John FREEMAN.
Proved 1 Dec 1713 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1714

BATSON
EVANS
HALL
RACSTER
BATSON, Thomas - of Cradley, 13 May 1712.
son Thomas BATSON;   daur Elizabeth BATSON (not 22);   wife Elizabeth BATSON.
Witnesses: Henry EVANS,   Richard HALL,   John RACSTER.
Proved 24 Jun 1714 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1714

BAYLIS
DUNNE
FARRE
HIRON
HURDMAN
HYRON
PICKERING
SMITH
BAYLIS, Anne - of St. John Bedwardine, Worcester, widow, 13 Jul 1715.
5 grandchildren Thomas, William, Joseph, Anne, and Elizabeth BAYLIS;   son in law Symon HYRON;   Articles of agreement between my said son in law and Thomas HURDMAN and Humphrey DUNNE;   Maide servant Anne FARRE;   friends Humphrey DUNNE and James SMITH of Worcester.
Witnesses: Robert PICKERING,   Ann BAYLIS,   James SMITH.
Inventory by: Simon HIRON and Humphrey DUNNE.
Proved 13 Nov 1714 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98244.

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1715

BAYLIS
BEVAN
CLENT
WIGHT
WOODYAT
BAYLIS, John - of Stanford Bishop, 18 Sep 1713.
my son John BAYLIS - 5s.;   my son George BAYLIS - 10£ given me by his uncle George BEVAN;   my grandson John BAYLIS - 20s.;   my grandson John WOODYAT - 20s.;   my son Thomas BAYLIS;   my daur Joyce BAYLIS;   my wife Joyce BAYLIS.
Witnesses: William BAYLIS,   Edmund CLENT,   Thomas WIGHT.
Proved 17 Feb 1715 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.
NB: my 7th great grandfather and 8th great grandfather - sjk

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1715

ALLEN
BARRETT
CHANCE
FAUKE
GORWAY
HIDE
HILL
LUKE
NASH
NORDENS
NOTT
PALMER
PERKINS
SMITH
YEATES
BARRETT, John - of Cradley, glover, 19 Jul 1715.
wife Mary;   daur Elizabeth;   5£ now in hands of John NASH of Matherne;   son John, daur Susannah;   Decease of John YEATES;   Lands of Mr. HILL and Mr. NORDENS near lands of Mr. PALMER on east and John GORWAY on west side;   Francis BARRETT &   John NOTT;   my servant Mary HIDE;   godson James ALLEN;   if Susannah my daur doth contract or marry with John PERKINS,   Tho: LUKE or Edmund FAUKE, she shall have no part.
Witnesses: Jacob CHANCE,   James SMITH.
Proved 6 Aug 1715 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1715

ANGELL
BERROW
BROUGHT
CAVE
DROUGHT
GARDNER
JAKEMAN
SEAVERNE
THOMAS
WITHERS
BERROW, Dorothy - of St. Martin, Worcester, spinster, 11 Sep 1715.
Sarah THOMAS;   Margaret WITHERS;   Thomas, Sarah and Mary [BROUGHT or DROUGHT];   Upon trust to Thomas SEAVERNE of Shrawley, yeoman;   and Samuell GARDNER of St. Peters, Worcs, butcher;   sister Elizabeth wife of John JAKEMAN;   nephew William JAKEMAN son of above.
Witnesses: Jane ANGELL,   Mary DROUGHT,   William CAVE.
Proved 20 Sep 1715 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98244.

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1716

BAKER
BEAVAN
PYEFINCH
BEAVAN, William - of the Callow, 11 Mar 1716.
wife Margaret BEAVAN, eldest son George BEAVAN - 1s.;   Richard BEAVAN - 1s.;   daur Ann BEAVAN - 1s.;   John BEAVAN - 1s.;   my eldest son (by my now wife) Edward BEAVAN - 1s.;   my next son William BEAVAN - 1s.;   wife Margaret - my house at Winnal in Allensmore.
Witnesses: James BAKER,   William PYEFINCH.
Proved - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

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1717

BAGGARD
ELTON
GODSALL
NASH
TUCKER
BAGGARD, James - of Lower Town, Ashperton, gent. (Ad)
Elizabeth BAGGARD of Ashperton (widow and relicta);   John ELTON of Much Markle;   Charls TUCKER of City of Hereford.
Inventory by: James GODSALL and Peter NASH, 14 Nov 1717.
Admon 1 Feb 1717 - HCC; Ref FHL#91709.

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1717

BARBER
BRAMPTON
DREW
EDWARDS
JAUNCEY
BRAMPTON, James - of Canon Frome, gent, 21 Aug 1714.
son Michael BRAMPTON and his mother Susan BRAMPTON;   2nd son James BRAMPTON;   my 3rd son Edward BRAMPTON;   youngest son Richard BRAMPTON;   daurs Susan BRAMPTON and Elizabeth BRAMPTON;  
Trustees & Overseers: Thomas DREW and Thomas EDWARDS.
Witnesses: Elizabeth DREW,   Anne BARBER,   Francis JAUNCEY.
Proved 25 May 1717 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1717

BERROW
CUTLER
MORTON
RANDOLPH
BERROW, Charles - of Ledbury, mercer, 20 May 1716.
Land at Little Marcle and Ledbury;   wife Elizabeth;   Will of my uncle Francis MORTON of Lye, Worcs;   uncle John MORTON;   son Charles BERROW, daur Judith;   friends Caleb RANDOLPH,   John MORTON of Callow Hill.
Witnesses: Sarah BERROW,   Eliz. RANDOLPH,   Charles CUTLER.
Proved 7 Jun 1717 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1717

BALLARD
HINCKSMAN
JONES
PHILIPS
RUDGE
WALL
WILKES
WILLIAMS
BALLARD, John - of Suckley, 13 Nov 1712.
2 grandsons Phillip and John sons of John BALLARD dcsd;   daur Hester JONES wife of Phillip Jones of Edvin Loach;   If Hester dies before me then her portion goes to the youngest children of Hester.
Witnesses: Row. R RUDGE,   Hen: WILLIAMS,   Edward WALL.
Inventory by: John HINCKSMAN,   Thomas PHILIPS,   John WILKES.
Proved 28 Sep 1717 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98252.

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1718

BELCHIER
BULL
EDMONDS
GREEN
HORNE
JAMES
LONG
MORGAN
SMITH
TORTELL
BELCHIER, Thomas - the elder of the town of Monmouth, gent, 24 Oct 1717.
I have left directions for my executors about my burial.
my son Thomas BELCHIER;   my grand-daughters Jane BELCHIER and Elizabeth BELCHIER;   my daughter Mary MORGAN [perhaps a widow];   my sister Mary TORTELL;   wife Jane BELCHIER;   son George BELCHIER.
Sole Executrix: wife Jane BELCHIER.
Witnesses: Edward JAMES and Alexander JAMES both of Tudenham;   George HORNE of Monmouth.
Proved PCC 8 Jan 1717/18 by Jane (the relict)
Notes: The Testator, an Attorney at Law, was the eldest son of Thomas BELCHIER of Monmouth by his wife Anne daughter of William BULL of co Stafford; he was noted in the Visitation of Monmouthshire of 1683, then aged 31. He married Jane (or Joan) daughter of Robert LONG of Monmouth and widow of Walter EDMONDS of Pen-y-clawd co Monmouth by whom he had at least four children: Thomas b. c1677, Robert who died young, George b. c1680 and Mary who was 6mths old at the time of the Visitation.
His Will has been included because in some way as yet undetermined, the BELCHIER family were related to the GREEN family of Eaton Bishop and the SMITH family of Peterchurch and Eaton Bishop.

 

1718

AMES
BAYLIES
BAYLIS
BLAKEWAY
JONES
SLADE
BAYLIS, John - of Grafton, Hatfield, 10 Aug 1718.
father in law Richard SLADE;   brother Thomas BAYLIES,   brother Richard BAYLIS;   sister Elizabeth JONES,   brother Thomas's youngest son Mathew;   estate at Grafton;   wife Anne;   brother Thomas's 2nd son John BAYLIS upon condition he shall pay his 3 brother 6£ yearly;   brother Richards children.
Witnesses: John BLAKEWAY,   John AMES junr.
Proved 12 Jan 1718 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1718

ALCOTT
BALLARD
CLARE
DUNN
HARTLAND
LEYES
LYES
PARSONS
PRICHARD
ROPER
SMITH
WILSON
WOODYATT
BALLARD, Joane - wife of Phillip BALLARD of Acton Beauchamp, 6 Mar 1718.
Poore of Acton Beauchamp, poore of Royall in parish of Ripple and to the poore of the parish where I be buried;   first husbands grandson John LYES and his daur Joane LEYES;   Robert WILSON of Pershore, tanner &   Joseph WILSON, his brother;   To the children of Elizabeth LEYES (her maiden name) now the 1st wife of Richard CLARE;   son in law Jno BALLARD;   Ann DUNN of Stanford Bishop;   Thomas HARTLAND of Stanford Bishop;   sister Elizabeth PARSONS;   Elizabeth ROPER - 10s.;   Sarah ALCOTT - 10s.;   Basil PRICHARD, gent - 1 guinea to assist my executor & executrix;   John WOODYATT of Cradley, yeoman - 5£, executor.
Witnesses: John WOODYATT, James WOODYATT,   James SMITH. Note: Joanne BALLARD of Bosbury or Cradley dyed about halfe a yeare ago.
Inventory by: John WOODYATT,   James SMITH &   James WOODYATT, 4 Jul 1718.
Proved 15 Aug 1718 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98255.

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1719

BARNES
BARTLEY
BAYLIS
BROWNS
BUNDY
EVERTON
HARTLAND
KINGS
PALMER
PULLEN
STEDMAN
WILLIS
WOOD
BARTLEY, Richard - of Bosbury, 1 May 1718.
to James BARTLEY of Little South Hide, Hereford, yeoman - Tenement where Joseph PULLEN now dwells in Bosbury;   wife Mary - 10£;   Robert BARTLEY the elder - 2£;   Joan BUNDY wife of John BUNDY - 4£;   Robert BARTLEY the yr - 5£ and his sister Mary - 5£;   Sarah WOOD? - 20s and William BROWNS 3 daurs - 20s/ea;   Jan EVERTON wife of John EVERTON of Longdon - 20s.;   Anne BARNES of Tewxbury - 20s.;   Thomas PALMER of London - 3£;   Hugh WILLIS of same - 3£ and to Amey BAYLIS sister of the said Thos PALMER - 2£;   Samuel STEDMAN - 5£.
Witnesses: Eliz. HARTLAND,   Richard KINGS,   John HARTLAND.
Proved 2 Jun 1719 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1720

BAYLIS
BLOUNT
CARTER
SOUTHALL
BAYLIS, Mary - of Stoke, Worcester, widow, 15 Jun 1719.
Mary BLOUNT wife of Francis BLOUNT of Ribsford.
Witnesses: Mgt CARTER,   John SOUTHALL.
Proved 28 Feb 1720 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1722

BENNETT
CHERD
GREGORY
HOPTON
POOL
BENNETT, Anne - of Canon ffrome, widow late wife of
Richard BENNETT of Can ffrome, 14 Mar 1720. "To be buried churchyard Canon frome near my late dearly beloved husband";   son Richard BENNETT;   daur Elizabeth BENNETT;  
Executors: Richard HOPTON of Canonfrome and Rev. James POOL of Stretton Grandison.
Witnesses: Eliz HOPTON,   Eliza GREGORY,   Elizabeth CHERD.
Proved 31 Mar 1722 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1722

BENNETT
CHAD
HOPTON
POOLE
BENNETT, Richard - of Canon Froome, 7 Jun 1720.
son Richard - 5£, daur Elizabeth - 10£, wife Anne.
Witnesses: R. HOPTON,   J POOLE,   Elizabeth CHAD.
Proved 31 Mar 1722 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1722

BAYLIES
BAYLIS
BROCKE
CHAMBERLAIN
BAYLIS, Margaret - of Much Cowarn, widow, 1 May 1720.
daur Sarah BAYLIES;   son William BAYLIS, son Thomas BAYLIS.
Witnesses: Mary CHAMBERLAIN,   John BROCKE,   Matt. CHAMBERLAIN.
Proved 24 Apr 1722 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1722

BARRETT
CROUCH
GENINGS
GREEN
HILL
SHEPPERD
WAGSTAFF
BARRETT, Francis - of Mathon, yeoman, 5 Jun 1721.
wife Mary BARRETT (cottage or tenement at Bosbury) in trust;   son John BARRETT (not 21) - lands;   daur Elizabeth BARRETT (not 21) - 100£;   son John BARRETT (not 21) - 100£;   daur Anne BARRETT (not 21) - 100£;   daur Mary BARRETT (not 21) - 100£;   son Francis BARRETT (not 21) - 100£.
Trustees & Executors: friends Thomas SHEPPERD, gent &   Thomas WAGSTAFF.
Witnesses: Richard HILL,   Edmund GENINGS,   Abrah. CROUCH.
Inventory by: Richard HILL,   William GREEN, 15 Jun 1721.
Proved 2 Jun 1722 - HCC.

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1722

BRAMPTON
EDWARDS
HOPTON
POOLE
BRAMPTON, Edward - of Canon Frome, 16 Feb 1721.
2 sons Edward and Michael BRAMPTON;   my wife Mary.
Witnesses: R. HOPTON,   J POOLE,   Tho: EDWARDS.
Proved 25 Jul 1722 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1723

BARRETT
CALDER
DREW
FAWKES
FINLEY
HALLINGS
LOGGAN
MITTON
NOTT
SMITH
BARRETT, John - of Cradley, 5 Apr 1723.
wife Mary;   John son of William FINLEY;   Joseph FAWKES;   "All my godchildren";   William HALLINGS clerk;   Elizbeth DREW;   Charles BARRETT;   Wm FINLEY;   William BARRETT son of William BARRETT tanner;   Thos NOTT of Mathon - Hope House;   Richard son of Francis MITTON.
Witnesses: Wm HALLINGS clerk,   James SMITH,   Wm LOGGAN.
Codicil: 26 Apr 1723. Mary my wife.
Witnesses: Richad HALLINGS clerk,   John CALDER,   James SMITH.
Proved 13 Jun 1723 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1724

BENNET
BENNETT
CHAMBERLAIN
GREEN
LAWRENCE
BENNET, William - of Stoke Lacy, 16 Jun 1714.
2 daurs Sarah and Elizabeth - the 30£ that is in Robert BENNETT:s hands, now of Kingsland, after decease of their mother;   Ye 3 children of Robert BENNETT of Kingsland;   Robert and Phillip BENNET;   wife Sarah.
Witnesses: John GREEN,   Ric. LAWRENCE,   Matthew CHAMBERLAIN.
Proved 4 Apr 1724 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1725

BAYLIS
BURLTON
FISHER
LUCY
MADDOX
REDDING
TOMLINS
TUSTIN
BAYLIS, Alice - of Ledbury, widow, 6 Apr 1716.
daur Alice FISHER;   grandaur Elizabeth REDDING;   son in law Richard;   John MADDOX of Ledbury, shoemaker;   Thomas BURLTON of Little Marcle, yeoman.
Witnesses: Rachel TOMLINS,   Susannah TUSTIN,   William LUCY.
Proved 25 Mar 1725 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1725

BAYLIS
BLOWER
CORBETT
ELLIS
EVANS
HILL
LUTWICH
PRICE
BAYLIS, William - Sen, of Upton on Severn, 28 Sep 1724.
son William BAYLIS - tenement in occupation of Elinor EVANS and William CORBETT I lately had of James HILL of Upton on Severn;   son Richard Fletcher BAYLIS;   2 grandchildren Francis and Mary BAYLIS son of and daur of my son Francis BAYLIS deceased.
Inventory by: PRICE and BLOWER.
Witnesses: BLOWER/ ELLIS/ LUTWICH.
Proved 23 Jun 1725 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98283.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1725

ANDREWES
ANDREWS
BARNES
BAYLIS
MENCE
SNAWE
BAYLIS, Jane - of Worcester, spinster, 27 Nov 1723.
nephews and nieces;   sister Esther ANDREWES;   Sarah daur of my sister Sarah BAYLIS.
Witnesses: Ri: MENCE,   Benj: BARNES,   Ben: SNAWE.
Proved 5 Aug 1725 by Esther ANDREWS als.
WYTHERS - Worcs; Ref FHL#98283

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1725

AMERY
BALLARD
BAYLIS
WARREN
BAYLIS, John - of Monmouth, inholder, 29 Apr 1725.
every child of my brother William BAYLIS;   wife Margaret.
Witnesses: Mary AMERY,   John WARREN,   John BALLARD.
Proved 7 Oct 1725 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1726

BENNETT
CHAMBERLAIN
GREEN
HALLINGS
WALL
WOOD
BENNETT, Sarah - of Stoke Lacy widow, 31 May 1725.
2 sons Robert BENNETT and Phillip - 2s 6d;   3 sons in law - 2s 6d;   Everyone of my grandchildren - 12d apiece;   grandson Robert BENNETT;   grandaur Elizabeth wife of Thomas WALL;   3 daurs Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth;   2 daurs Sarah wife of John GREEN and Elizabeth wife of Richard HALLINGS.
Witnesses: Richad WOOD,   Math: CHAMBERLAIN.
Proved 13 Apr 1726 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1726

BERROW
CHURCHE
COOKE
KNIGHT
SKYNNER
TOLLY
BERROW, William - Sr. of Hollow, 2 Aug 1719.
wife Ann BERROW;   2 sons George and Joseph;   son William BERROW - 5£;   son John BERROW - 5£;   son Edward BERROW - 20£;   daur Elizabeth - 15£;   2 sons Thomas and Benjamin BERROW.
Witnesses: Edmund SKYNNER,   Richard B., John KNIGHT.
Inventory by: John TOLLY,   Thos CHURCHE,   Thos COOKE, 6 Oct 1725. (Wm BERROW of Grimley)
Benjamin BERROW the son renounces will of William BERROW Sr heretopfore of Hallow but lately of Grimley to be committed to my {his?} brother Thomas BERROW, 8 Sep 1726.
Proved 10 Sep 1726 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98287.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1727

BAYLIES
BAYLYS
MATHEWS
RUSHBURY
BAYLIES, Thomas - of Hardwick, Stottesden, 20 Aug 1725.
my wife and my children;   son Thomas BAYLYS.
Witnesses: Richard RUSHBURY,   Saml MATHEWS.
Proved 26 Jul 1727 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1728

BURNAM
HAYWARD
INSTONE
STINTON
BURNAM, William - of Hatfield, 23 May 1728.
sister Margaret INSTONE;   wife Margaret;   sister Elizabeth HAYWARD;   sister in law Margaret BURNAM.
Witnesses: Tho BURNAM,   Geo. BURNAM,   Mary STINTON.
Proved 11 Mar 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1728

BAYLIES
BOTFIELD
BURGESS
FOSBROOK
BAYLIES, Francis - of Corfton, Salop, 21 Apr 1714.
daur Jane BAYLIES;   wife Elianor.
Witnesses: Maria BURGESS,   Thos BOTFIELD,   Wm FOSBROOK.
Proved 3 Sep 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1728

BAYLEY
BAYLEYS
MORGAN
MORGEN
PROBERT
WEALE
BAYLEYS, James - of Yazor, 21 Jul 1728.
grandson James son of Edward BAYLEY of Bristol;   son in law Charles MORGAN.
Witnesses: Walter MORGEN,   Ann PROBERT,   John WEALE.
Proved 28 Sep 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1728

BARNES
PANNERS
PITT
WAINWRIGHT
BARNES, Joseph - of Stoke Lacey, bachelor, 3 May 1727.
my sister Margarett PANNERS;   my brother Thomas BARNES;   my brother John BARNES.
Witnesses: Mathew PITT,   Tho: WAINWRIGHT.
Proved 31 Dec 1728; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1729

BEARD
GARDNER
NICKALLS
NICKHALLS
WOOD
BEARD, John - of Alfrick in Suckley, 13 Dec 1729.
granddaughter in law Mary GARDNER;   wife Ann BEARD, grandaur Elioner BEARD;   grandson in law Jno NICKHALLS - all the rest of my goods which were mine before I maryed Ann GARDNER my present wife;  
Witnesses: Alice NICKALLS,   Danll WOOD.
Proved 31 Jan 1729 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98300.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1729

BADLAND
BROWNE
PUGH
BADLAND, James - of Leominster, shoemaker, 29 Jan 1728/9. (Ad)
Administration of the Goods of James BADLAND of Leominster, shoemaker, granted at Hereford to Sarah BADLAND of Leomister widow his relict.
Inventory taken: on 4 Feb 1728/9 by John BROWNE & James PUGH.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1729

BOSWOOD
BOSWORTH
GILDING
LYGON
NOTT
PRICHARD
PRITCHARD
SMITH
THOMAS
BOSWOOD, John - of Priors Court, Ledbury, 4 Mar 1716.
I have conveyed land at Piclesfield unto Thomas SMITH of Ryton, Dymock;   grandson John BOSWOOD and Elizabeth his sister;   son Joseph BOSWOOD;   daur in law Catherine BOSWOOD wid and rel of my son John BOSWOOD;   son John's interest in Upleadons farm in Bosbury;   sons Thomas and Richard;   grandaur Mary daur of my son William.
Witnesses: William GILDING,   Richard BOSWORTH,   Elizabeth NOTT,   Basil PRITCHARD.
Codicil: 3 Feb 1721. Farm I rent of Mr. LYGON at Powick.
Witnesses: Mary BOSWORTH,   John THOMAS Jr,   Basil PRICHARD.
Codicil: 27 Aug 1724.
Proved 14 Feb 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1729

BAUGH
BRAZIER
HAYBLER
SMITH
WEBB
BRAZIER, Sarah - of Tedstone Delamere, widow, 7 Feb 1727/8.
"To be buried at Tedstone Delamere";   daur Mary WEBB;   son Thomas;   daur Elizabeth;   son Richard;   grandson John BRAZIER Junior;   eldest son John BRAZIER.
Witnesses: George HAYBLER,   William SMITH,   Benjamin BAUGH.
Proved 3 May 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1729

BOSWOOD
HALL
HARCOTE
VICKRESS
BOSWOOD, Richard - of Little Taddington in parish of Much Taddington als Tadrington, 14 Sep 1726.
wife Anne;   daur Barbara;   son William.
Witnesses: Frances HARCOTE,   Anne HALL,   Thomas VICKRESS.
Proved 24 May 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

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1729

BALDWINE
BULLOCK
BULLOCKE
CARWARDINE
MOORE
NANFAN
VOBE
BULLOCKE, Thomas - of the New Mills, Ledbury, 11 Jan 1728.
To be interred at discretion of John MOORE of Kings Pyon;   yr daur Mary BULLOCKE a note dated 9 Jan due to me from Benjamin VOBE of Wallhills, Ledbury, gent;   my eldest daur Anne BULLOCK.
Witnesses: Tho: CARWARDINE,   John BALDWINE,   Giles NANFAN.
Proved 20 Jun 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1730

BAYLIS
BURNAM
DEDLICK
DELAHAY
DIDLICK
HAITON
HEWARD
JONES
BAYLIS, Ann - of Grafton, Hatfield, 21 Aug 1729.
nephew James BAYLIS;   godaurs Mary DELAHAY,   Mary HEWARD and Ann HAITON;   kinsman Francis DEDLICK, kinswoman Elizabeth DIDLICK,   kinsman Thomas DIDLICK;   sister Elianor DIDLICK;   brothers Thomas DIDLICK and Francis DIDLICK.
Witnesses: Elizabeth JONES,   tho: BURNAM.
Proved 22 Aug 1730 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1730

BAXTER
BENBOW
BROOKHOLDEN
BROOKHOLDING
FENTON
FRANCIS
GREGSON
HALE
HOLMES
HOWELLS
NICHOLAS
BAXTER, George - of Tythings of Whistones, Claines, 11 Jun 1730. (Ad)
3 daurs Elizabeth HOWELLS,   Ellinor HOLMES,   Mary NICHOLAS;   wife Elizabeth BAXTER;   Estate John BENBOW now occupies;   grandson Christopher HOWELLS;   grandaurs Elizabeth HOWELLS,   Elizabeth and Mary NICHOLAS;   grandson William HOLMES, grandson George Baxter HOLMES;   friend Mr. BROOKHOLDEN of Claynes.
Witnesses: John Read FRANCIS,   Robert GREGSON;   Thomas NICHOLAS of Worcester, weaver.
Will renounced by Richard BROOKHOLDING.
Witnesses: Thomas HALE,   Henry FENTON.
Admon 21 Sep 1730 by Elizabeth BAXTER of Claines, rel and  John HOLMES of Worcester, cordwainer - Worcs.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1730

BURFORD
CASTEL
WEBSTER
BURFORD, Edmund - of Leigh. (Ad)
To Sarah BURFORD of Leigh (the wid and rel),   Henry WEBSTER de Bromyard and Edward BURFORD of Powick.
Inventory by: John CASTEL and Henery WEBSTER.
Admon 3 Oct 1730 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98308.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1730

BURFORD
RANDOLPH
BURFORD, Edmund - of Leigh. (Ad)
To James BURFORD - of Kempsey (the son),   William BURFORD of Alfrick and Thomas RANDOLPH of Worcester.
Inventory by: Thos RANDOLPH and William BURFORD, 9 Oct 1730.
Admon 19 Oct 1730 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98308.
NB: this is not a DUPE of Edmund BURFORD, 3 Oct 1730 - rrl

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1731

BARRETT
DANGERFIELD
LOADE
SMITH
STOCKTON
WAGSTAFF
BARRETT, Samuel - of Mathon, smith, 3 Jan 1728/9.
wife Mary;   son William;   daur Elizabeth - lands called Wedlands and Dales Green;   daur Mary - lands at Catley in Bosbury.
Witnesses: John LOADE,   John STOCKTON,   James SMITH.
Appraised by: Tho: DANGERFIELD,   Tho: WAGSTAFF.
Proved 14 Aug 1731 - HCC; Ref FHL#98310.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1731

BLUNT
BLUNT, Thomas - of Orleton, 4 Oct 1731.
wife Elizabeth;   brothers John BLUNT and Edward BLUNT;   sister Elizabeth.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1733

BENNETT
TROVELL
WATKINS
BENNETT, Robert - of Felton, 18 Jan 1731.
son Robert BENNETT - land at Stoke Lacy and Avenbury;   daurs Sarah Constant and Jane;   wife Sarah.
Witnesses: Walter WATKINS,   Jose: TROVELL.
Proved 28 Jan 1733 - HCC; Ref FHL#91602.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1733

BETHAM
CARY
CHAMBERLAINE
CHAMBERLAYN
CLARK
FRADNE
GUNTER
HARDWICK
JAMES
RUDDALL
BETHAM, Elizabeth - of Monmouth, widow, 19 Oct 1733. (being sick and weak in body)
'whereas I stand seized in my own right Hand in one third part of certain Estates in the counties of Hereford and Brecon'.....I give this same third part to my daughter Ann BETHAM (who is under 18) for the term of 200 years but subject to the condition that my son John BETHAM (who is under 21) or his heirs may redeem the property if he/they pay Ann the sum of £1500 on his attaining his majority.
Other Bequests: my brother-in-law Mr Thomas CHAMBERLAINE, my sister his wife and my nephew their son and Mr John RUDDALL of Monmouth - £5 each. Rest and Residue to daughter Ann who is to be Sole Executrix.
Any dispute to be resolved by Thomas CHAMBERLAYN (sic) and Mr RUDDALL (Trustees)   Signed Elizabeth BETHAM, with:
Witnesses: John CARY,   William ???ffRADNE,   James HARDWICK.
Proved London (PCC) 29 Nov 1733 by Ann BETHAM spinster, the Executrix.
Notes: The Testatrix was the daughter of Samuel CLARK of Kilpeck (see his will 24 Dec 1722) by wife Ann GUNTER; she was mar 26 Nov 1705 at St Devereux co Hereford to John BETHAM of Monmouth, grocer. She died a widow on 11 Nov 1733.
Her daughter Ann BETHAM (then described as of Much Dewchurch co Hereford) was mar in 1734 to John JAMES of Lyston and Tre-Ifor (1706 - 1737).
See also the CHAMBERLAINE/CHAMBERLAYNE Wills on this site.

 

1734

ANDREWS
BRACE
CLEWER
GYLES
HILL
LONGFORD
VERNON
BRACE, Joshua - of Martley, 8 Mar 1732.
son John BRACE - Hawkes Nest;   daur Kathrine CLEWER and her husband Edward CLEWER;   son in law Thomas ANDREWS;   daur in law Mary ANDREWS;   son Joshua BRACE;   Margarett GYLES daur of William GYLES.
Witnesses: William HILL,   Robert VERNON,   John LONGFORD.
Proved 24 Aug 1734 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98316.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1735

BENNETT
BRYDGES
COLLIER
DANGERFIELD
HALLINGS
JAMES
PRITCHARD
BENNETT, Richard - of Ledbury, tanner, 31 Dec 1734.
wife Anne - land at Homend, Ledbury;   sister Sarah BENNETT.
Bond to one Elianor COLLIER deceased her heirs, etc;   Money remaining in hand of Basil PRITCHARD, Esq.
Overseers: loving friends Richard HALLINGS, clerk and George DANGERFIELD, gent.
Witnesses: Thomas JAMES, Elizabeth SL--,   Tho BRYDGES.
Proved 18 Jul 1735 - HCC; Ref FHL#91602.

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1735

BERROW
CHURCH
HALL
JONES
BERROW, Thomas - of Nounton, Grimley, 28 May 1735.
wife Hannah;   2 boys William and Thomas by name - 30£ ea when come to age.
Witnesses: Thomas JONES,   Thos HALL.
Inventory by: Tho JONES and Tho CHURCH, 19 Jun 1735.
Proved 4 Oct 1735 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98317.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1736

BAYLISS
BOSWOOD
BRIGHT
HANKINS
PRITCHARD
BOSWOOD, Elizabeth - of Priors Court, Ledbury, widow, 3 Jan 1732.
son William - 40£;   son Joseph - 20£;   son Thomas - 20£;   grandson John BOSWOOD and his sister Elizabeth - 5£ ea.
Witnesses: Basil PRITCHARD,   Robert BRIGHT.
Codicil: 12 Aug 1736. Brother Henry BAYLISS - 5£.
Witnesses: Su: HANKINS,   Basil PRITCHARD.
Proved 8 Feb 1736 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605 p.35.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1736

BURNAM
CHEES
HALL
STEPHENS
BURNAM, Joseph - of Hatfield, 8 Aug 1734.
godson Joseph BURNAM: 2nd son of my brother Thomas BURNAM of Thornbury, clerk;   wife Margaret BURNAM;   Elizabeth, William and Margaret BURNAM sons and daur of the said Thomas BURNAM;   Poore of Hatfield.
Witnesses: Mary HALL,   Dennis CHEES Jr,   R STEPHENS.
Proved 30 Apr 1736 - HCC; Ref FHL#91602.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1737

APPERLEY
BARKELEY
BULKELEY
BULKLEY
BURKLEY
LANE
MEREDITH
BULKELEY, Sarah - of Hereford City. (signed as BARKELEY)
refers to son Benjamin BURKLEY (in the grant of probate he is described as Dr Benjamin BULKLEY, executor);   cousin APPERLEY (first name not given, wife of Dr APPERLEY);   son William APPERLEY.
Witnesses: Sarah LANE;   John LANE, clerk;   Thomas LANE.
NB: in a codicil testatrix refers to her 1st husband Henry MEREDITH and a legacy of £100 he gave to charity.
Probate granted 1737 at Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1737

BRACE
CHAMBERS
GILDING
HILL
WHITE
BRACE, John - of Cradley, 10 Dec 1736.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jonsons late of Wick, Worcester gave 5£ to poor of Cradley;   my son Thomas BRACE;   my son Richard BRACE of city of Worcester;   my son Henry BRACE of Cradley;   my son in law Thomas WHITE* of Bishops Froome;   my daur Ann BRACE and John BRACE her husband of Suckley;  
Witnesses: Susannah HILL,   Wm GILDING,   Rd. CHAMBERS.
Proved 19 Nov 1737 by Thos WHITE the exor; Ref FHL#91603.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1739

BAYLIS
LANE
WYNN
BAYLIS, Daniel - of Much Cowarne, weaver, 3 Feb 1734.
wife Anne;   son Daniel BAYLIS;   son Francis BAYLIS;   son Joseph BAYLIS.
Witnesses: John WYNN,   Ed LANE.
Proved 7 Feb 1739 - HCC; Ref FHL#91603.

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1740

BLUNT
JONES
NOTT
PRICE
PRISTE
BLUNT, Thomas - of New Church, Kinnersley, Herefordshire [yeoman], 16 May 1738.
wife Blanch;   daughter Elizabeth JONES - 20 shillings;   daughter Elinor, daughter Mary, son Jonathon, daughter Margaret, daughter Hannah - six pounds each when they come of age;   son Richard BLUNT - rest of stock, goods, etc and sole Executor.
Witnesses: Rich PRISTE,   John NOTT,   Zack PRICE.
Probate 1 Apr 1740.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1740

BACHLE
BACHLOUR
BALLARD
BENGOUGH
CLARK
COCKSEY
COOKSEY
DENNISON
HUDSON
BENGOUGH, Henry - of the City of Worcester, 2 Jan 1739/40.
to loving Wife Elinor BENGOUGH[1] - £24 per annum for life out of my estate at Pembridge and Eardisland [co. Hereford] + household goods, for life then to ch'n George BENGOUGH, Elizabeth BENGOUGH and Henry BENGOUGH equally + Henry to have £100 & Elizabeth to have £60 3 mths after wife's death, both out of my estate at Pembridge.
My grandson Edmund BENGOUGH to have all my estate at Brilley [co. Hereford] to him and his heirs [else to my son Henry] forever but liable to mortgage of £250 + Edmund to pay his father and mother £5 p.a. for their lives.
Executor: son George BENGOUGH + my freehold, leasehold and copyhold estate in Pembridge and Eardisland for ever.
My cousin Bridget is to live for 7 years gratis [at Elinor's expense],   Elinor also to pay my son Harry the £100 due from her cousin William if alive at Elinor's death else to the ch'n of Bett HUDSON which Elinor settled on (me) by Deed.
Witnesses: Edward COOKSEY,   John BALLARD,   Eliz BACHLE.
Codicil: 23 Jan 1739. I desire my cousin DENNISON (a female) of London to be Guardian to my grandson Edmund BENGOUGH till he comes of age and then Edmund to pay his brothers or sisters £10 apiece when appropriate;   I wish that the mortgage which Brilly and another messuage I have are subject to be paid soley out of Brilly;   my daughter HUDSON's £60 to be made £100 + all to her ch'n after wife Elinor's death;   to my granddaughter Ann of Tewkesbury[2] - £10 out of Pembridge.
Witnesses: Elizabeth BACHLOUR,   John BALLARD,   Edward COOKSEY.
Proved PCC London 11 Apr 1740 by George BENGOUGH , the Exor.
Notes: [1] The Testator mar 1stly Ann COCKSEY/ COOKSEY on 1 Dec 1699 at St Clement Worcester and 2ndly to Elinor CLARK on 4 Jul 1734 at Little Hereford; daughter Elizabeth mar Benjamin HUDSON on 23 Sep 1731 at Colwall; grandson Edmund was the son of the Testator's son Thomas BENGOUGH.
[2] G/daughter Ann was Ann BENGOUGH, daughter of George, the Exor.

 

1741

BARNS
BOWEN
BRACE
INGRAM
MASON
MEREDITH
SMITH
WIGHT
BARNS, John - of Bishops Frome, 29 May 1740.
my wife Margaret - if she remain a widow - and if not, to Thomas WIGHT of Paunton, Bishops Frome;   John BOWEN of Stoke Lacy and Henry MASON of Bishops Frome in trust;   for use of my son John BARNS age 11 or thereabouts;   my brother Richard BARNS;   my mother Elinor BARNS;   my sister Margaret INGRAM;   Amy BOWEN.
Witnesses: William MEREDITH,   Francis SMITH,   John BRACE.
Proved 10 Mar 1741 - HCC; Ref FHL#91603.
NB: my 7th great grand uncle - sjk

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1741

BARRET
PRITCHARD
WYNN
BARRET, James - of Much Cowarne, 6 Apr 1733.
eldest son James BARRET, 2nd son Thomas BARRET,   youngest son Richard BARRET;   eldest daur Ann BARRET, youngest daur Susanna BARRET;   wife Susanna BARRET.
Witnesses: Thomas WYNN,   Wm PRITCHARD.
Proved 9 May 1741 - HCC; Ref FHL#91603.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1741

BERROW
SKYRM
TUCKER
BERROW, Robert - of St.Martins, Hereford, baker, 31 May 1738.
wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Chas TUCKER, Prudence TUCKER,   John SKYRM.
Proved 15 Jul 1741 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91720.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1742

BALDWYN
BARRETT
BURLTON
CARWARDINE
GRIFFITHS
BARRETT, William - of Ledbury, 23 Nov 1742.
wife Sarah BARRETT;   only son Richard BARRETT.
Trustees: Thomas CARWARDINE and Thomas BURLTON.
Also mentioned: Land at Bosbury;   brothers and sisters.
Witnesses: Rose BALDWYN,   Elizabeth BURLTON,   Edward GRIFFITHS.
Proved 7 Feb 1742 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1742

ACTON
BRASIER
BRAZIER
BRASIER, Thomas - of Tedston Delamere, 20 Oct 1742.
kinswoman Elizabeth and Sarah BRAZIER;   sister Sarah ACTON;   kinsman Thomas, Richard and John BRAZIER;   kinswoman Anne BRAZIER;   brother Richard BRAZIER.
Proved 30 Oct 1742 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1743

BAKER
BRAY
DERRY
HALL
MASON
NEWTON
SMITH
SPENCER
TAYLOR
BRAY, Anthony - of Weston Beggard, 3 Jan 1734.
wife Mary;   sister Susan DERRY;   sister Mary MASON;   Elizabeth wife of John NEWTON;   Mary wife of Thomas SPENCER;   Rebecca wife of Richard SMITH;   kinsman William BRAY;   Edward and Mary children of Mary MASON;   godaur - BAKER daur of William BAKER.
Witnesses: John TAYLOR,   Cath. TAYLOR,   John HALL.
Proved 23 Mar 1743 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1743

BAYLIS
DREW
HART
HOMES
WALKER
BAYLIS, Susanna - of Bromyard, spinster, 5 Jun 1743.
grandmother Mary HART of the same parish, widow - all.
Witnesses: Edward DREW,   Mary WALKER,   John HOMES.
Proved 20 Jun 1743 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1744

BLUNT
PUGH
BLUNT, John - of St Peter Hereford, butcher, 1744.
wife Elizabeth, eldest son John;   other children Elizabeth, Ann, Sarah, Thomas;  
Executor: brother-in-law James PUGH of Leominster.
Probate 6 Aug 1744.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1744

BAYLIS
DEAKIN
HERBERT
PATESHALL
RIDER
TOMES
BAYLIS, William - of Leigh Sinton, Leigh, 6 7br 1744 [6 Sep 1744]
daur BAYLIS - 100£ son Thomas BAYLIS - 20s.;   grandaur Elizabeth BAYLIS - 20s.;   daur Elizabeth RIDER;   kinsman Matthy TOMES of Edvin.
Witnesses: PATESHALL/ HERBERT/ DEAKIN.
Proved 8 Dec 1744 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98326.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1744

BARRET
BARRETT
CROUCH
LOADE
PARKER
SOLLOWAY
BARRETT, John - of Mathon, yeoman, 7 Jul 1744.
wife Mary BARRETT - lands in Cradley, Herfds;   sons William BARRET,   John BARRETT.
Witnesses: James PARKER,   John LOADE,   Abrah. CROUCH.
Inventory by: Richd SOLLOWAY,   Abrah. CROUCH,   24 Jul 1744.
Proved 22 Dec 1744 - HCC.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1745

BROME
HARVEY
JAUNCEY
LANE
ROBERTS
BROME, William - of Withington, gent, 16 Jul 1742.
sister Sarah's fortune as ordered by my fathers will - 50£;   additional son Thomas - 100£;   son William 50£;   my 4 daurs Jane, Mary, Olive and Sarah;   my son and daur JAUNCEY - 5£ to each;   daur Sarah BROME - 100£ in remembrance of her godmother Mrs. Benedicta LANE;   son James;   my sisters HARVEY and ROBERTS;   my wife Jane BROME.
Proved 1 May 1745 - PCC; Ref FHL#92708 - PCC/1745:Folio 133.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1745

BROME
HARVEY
PHILLIPS
ROBERTS
BROME, Anne - of Withington, 14 Sep 1736.
niece Anne BROME;   my dear brother BROME - 5£ and my brother Vincents picture;   sister Jane BROME - 5£ and my diamond ring;   sister HARVEY;   sister ROBERTS;   sister Sarah;   nephews James, Thomas, William;   nieces Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Olive, Sarah;   Mr. Stephen PHILLIPS - 1 guinea;   Mr. Robert PHILLIPS and his wife's daur.
Proved 17 Jun 1745 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91720.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1746

BRACE
KNIGHT
PONCEILON
WHITE
WHITEHALL
BRACE, Thomas - of Much Cowarne, 3 Dec 1746.
wife Anne;   my 5 children now living, Sarah, Anne, Elizabeth, Thomas and Mary BRACE.
Executors: brothers John BRACE and Henry BRACE and Thomas WHITE of Paunton.
Witnesses: Rd WHITEHALL,   Ed KNIGHT,   Wm PONCEILON.
Proved 3 Feb 1746 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1746

BADSON
CHAMBERS
HALES
MASON
PENGRIFFE
SMITH
BADSON, Elizabeth - of Cradley, widow, 13 Feb 1743.
grandaur Elizabeth wife of John PENGRIFFE;   grandaur Mary HALES;   John HALES and Mary HALES the son and daur of my grandson Richard HALES;   daur Elizabeth SMITH als HALES;   daur in law Elizabeth BADSON;   son Thomas BADSON;   Anselm SMITH;   Richard CHAMBERS rector of Cradley.
Witnesses: George HALES junr,   Geo: MASON.
Proved 15 May 1746 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1746

BERROW
BEST
BRADFORD
POWEL
PRICE
TURNER
WHILLER
BERROW, Margaret - of Grimley, 10 Feb 1764.
son John BERROW - 1£ 1s and 1 new pewter dish;   grandson John PRICE and his brother William and his 2 sisters Ann and Mary;   son Thomas WHILLER.
Witnesses: John BEST,   Mary POWEL.
Inventory by: William TURNER,   John BRADFORD, 25 Apr 1746.
Proved 17 May 1746 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98329.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1746

BAYLIS
NEWTON
VALE
BAYLIS, Anne - of Leominster, widow, 4 Nov 1745.
son Daniel, daur Anne.
Witnesses: Giles NEWTON,   John VALE.
Proved 30 Aug 1746 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1747

BARRETT
BOWEN
DAVIS
RUFFORD
BARRETT, Rowland - of Cradley, 18 Aug 1740.
sons John and Richard, daurs Elizabeth, son William;   wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Susannah BOWEN,   John DAVIS,   Ffran: RUFFORD, junr.
Proved 27 Apr 1747 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1747

BAYLIS
BRICK
BAYLIS, Susanna - of Upton on Seavern, widow, 17 Mar 1743.
son Joseph BAYLIS - 2 gold rings;   grandson John BAYLIS - 5£,   grandson Joseh BAYLIS - 5£, son Thomas BAYLIS - 50£.
Witnesses: Elinor BAYLIS,   William BAYLIS,   Robt BRICK.
Proved 15 Aug 1747 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98330.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1749

BROME
JAUNCEY
PHILLIPS
BROME, Jane - of Huntington, widow and relict of
William BROME of Ewithington, 29 May 1746. "To be buried at Withington near my husband";   Land to William JAUNCEY of Whitwick, gent;   3 daurs, Jane, Olive, and Sarah;   son William BROME;   son James BROME (married);   son in law and daur JAUNCEY;   Stephen and Robert PHILLIPS.
Proved 27 May 1749 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91720.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1750

BECK
FREEMAN
HAYLINGS
BECK, Benjamin - of Bromyard, dated?
my 2 brothers Caleb and Joseph BECK;   my daur Phoebe wife of John HAYLINGS.
Witnesses: William BECK, John BECK Jr,   John FREEMAN. Joseph BECK a nephew by the brother of the said deceased (a Quaker)
Proved ? HCC; Ref FHL#91605.
Note: I will have to check the dates on this one as I didn't extract them- it is mid 1700's as his daur Phoebe was chr 1718 and died 1796 - sjk.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1750

ALLEN
BELCHIER
HALLINGS
HALLIS
HARPER
HUDDLESTON
JENKINS
MORGAN
NEEDHAM
WILLIAMS
BELCHIER, Thomas - of the town of Monmouth, gent, 1749.
my grandsons ffardinando HUDDLESTON and Thomas Belchier HUDDLESTON - the latter to have my 3 tenements lately built by me in Monnow St, Monmouth for 99 years (now occupied by Daniel HALLIS, William JENKINS and William ALLEN) on condition that he takes the name of Thomas BELCHIER only;   my daughter Jane HUDDLESTON, grand-daughter Mary HUDDLESTON - £100 and grandson Richard HUDDLESTON - £100 (all grandchildren at 21);   Silver spoons with the greyhound's head upon them;   the pictures of my wife and of Mother NEEDHAM [probably his mother-in-law];   my nephew William WILLIAMS and his wife Elizabeth WILLIAMS;   my sister Mary MORGAN.
Sole Executrix: Jane HUDDLESTON (the best of daughters);   mentions late wife.
Witnesses: Anne HARPER, John HARPER,   Henry HALLINGS.
Proved PCC 19 Oct 1750 by Jane wife of Richard HUDDLESTON Esq (daughter of  the deceased)
Note: For Wills of his grandfather and father (both named Thomas BELCHIER), see 22 Jul 1704 and 8 Jan 1717/18.

 

1751

BERROW
BREWER
CARYER
COCKSEDGE
SYMPSON
BERROW, the Rev'd Capel - of Northill, Bedford, clerk, 22 Sep 1750.
John CARYER of Potton, Bedford, draper;   sister and sister in law Margaret CARYER;   sons John and Richard;   sister Ann BERROW;   son Capel;   daur Mary SYMPSON;   sisters Margaret and Eliz. CARYER;   sisters Mary COCKSEDGE and Anne BREWER;   3 sons Richard, Harvey, and John;   "To be buried in Chancell at Northill".
Proved 13 Dec 1751 - PCC; Ref FHL#92763 - PCC/1751:Folio 327.
Note: This is included here as this is the will for the father of Harvey BERROW, founder of Berrows Worcester Journal. Alumni Cantabriensis shows him to be a son of the Rev. John BERROW, vicar of Watford, Hertfordshire.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1753

BRADLEY
NELMES
WOODWARD
BRADLEY, Joseph - of St. Helens Worcester, watchmaker and innholder.
Sole Executor: wife Ann BRADLEY;   each of my children one shilling apiece.
Witnesses: Saml NELMES,   Jno WOODWARD.
Proved 19 Feb 1753; Ref FHL#98336.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1753

BALLARD
DOWDING
POUND
ROBERTS
WHEELER
BALLARD, John - of Suckley, 10 May 1753.
loving brothers in law John DOWDING and Richard DOWDING;   youngest son Richard (not 21);   2nd son Phillip;   oldest son John (not 21).
Witnesses: Edward WHEELER,   Mary DOWDING,   Mary POUND,   Hen. ROBERTS.
Proved 9 Jun 1753 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98337.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1754

BARNES
BROOKE
GAMOND
HOOPER
PYLE
BARNES, John - of Hall Court, gent, 11 Nov 1749.
my son William BARNES - land at Linton and Upton Bishop;   my 4 unmarried daurs Mary, Elizabeth, Frances and Isabella BARNES - 300£ ea;   my daur Ann HOOPER - 100£;   my son in law John GAMOND and Joane his wife.
Witnesses: Ric PYLE, Jr (n.p.),   James BROOKE,   Rich PYLE, Senr.
Proved 11 Jan 1754 HCC; Ref FHL#91605 p.89.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1754

BACK
BERROW
BURROW
WILLIAMS
BERROW, William - of Ombersley, 24 Mar 1752.
son John BERROW;   wife Mary;   son William BERROW - land at Grimley;   brother John BERROW;   son Thomas BERROW.
Witnesses: Willm BURROW,   William BACK,   Jno WILLIAMS.
Proved 12 Jan 1754 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98338.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1754

BARRETT
DAVIS
HOLBROOK
MATHEWS
MUNN
OLIVER
SUMMERS
THORNE
WATIS
WATTIS
BARRETT, Richard - of Bromyard, lab, 19 Nov 1750.
Hester MUNN of Martley, widow;   Anne MATHEWS wife of John MATTHEWS of Martley;   Mary eldest daur of Richard WATTIS by Mary his wife of Whitborn;   John WATTIS of Alfrick;   Henry WATIS the elder of Whitborn;   Elizabeth wife of Joseph SUMMERS of Hedge House, Tedston;   James WATTIS of Linton,   Mary WATIS, single woman of Linton;   William WATTIS of Winsloe in Bromyard;   Rest to Thomas OLIVER of Bromyard, carpenter.
Witnesses: James HOLBROOK,   William THORNE,   Thos. DAVIS.
Proved 16 Jul 1754 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

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1755

BRACE
BRACE, John - of Suckley.
wife Anne BRACE, farm called Hawkes Nest at Martley;   3 children Sarah BRACE, Cathirine BRACE, Henry BRACE;   wives brothers John BRACE and Henry BRACE.
Witnesses: John BRACE, Henry BRACE, Sarah BRACE.
Proved 4 Jan 1755 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98340.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1755

ARCHER
BARRETT
BARRETT, Richard - of Cradley, 17 Nov 1753.
wife Ann;   sons Richard and William.
Witnesses: John BARRETT,   Elizabeth BARRETT,   Thomas ARCHER.
Proved 6 Jan 1755 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1755

ANDREWS
BERROW
CURTIS
BERROW, George - of Norton by Kempsey. (Ad)
Sarah BERROW of Hanley Castle (widow and relict);   William CURTIS of same, blacksmith;   John ANDREWS of same, yeoman.
Inventory by: Sarah BERROW,   William CURTIS, 22 Feb 1755.
Admon 22 Feb 1755 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98340.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1755

ARCHER
BARRETT
DANGERFIELDS
DAVIES
JANCEY
JANCEYS
SHAW
BARRETT, Elizabeth - of Mathon spinster, 16 Mar 1754.
neace Mary JANCEY - land called Dalesgreen and Woodlands on day of her marriage;   Joseph JANCEY to be her guardian until she is married. To Mary JANCEY - 30£   which is upon a note at Mrs. DANGERFIELDS at the Park,   2£ 7s which is on a note at John JANCEYS of ye Old Countrey;   goddaur Elizabeth ARCHER (not 15);   goddaur Elizabeth BARRETT (not 15).
Witnesses: William DAVIES,   Richard SHAW,   Thomas ARCHER.
Proved 1 Mar 1755 - HCC; Ref FHL#98340.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1755

ADAMS
BANNESTER
BRITTEN
CLARK
DOWNES
TYLER
WYATT
BRITTEN, Francis - of Sutton, Tenbury, 3 Dec 1752.
my daur in law Elizabeth BRITTEN - one gold ring, an old piece of gold;   my daur Ann ADAMS - 20£;   my grandson William ADAMS - 10£;   my granddaur Ann ADAMS - 10£;   my grandaur Elizabeth ADAMS - 10£;   my grandaur Jane ADAMS - 10£;   my son in law Joseph BANNESTER - 20£;   my grandaur Margaret BANNESTER - 50£;   my grandson Samuel BANNESTER - 50£;   my grandchildren Susan BRITTEN, Francis BRITTEN, John BRITTEN, Randolph BRITTEN - 10£ each;   my kinswoman Elizabeth CLARK the yr - 2 guineas;   my son John BRITTEN.
Witnesses: Edward WYATT,   Thomas TYLER,   Edwd DOWNES.
Proved 2 Jul 1755 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.
NB: 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1755

BAYLIS
BROOME
JEFFRIES
BAYLIS, George - the elder of Bockleton, Worcester, 11 Oct 1754.
son John BAYLIS;   daur Alice BROOME's children;   wife Elizabeth BAYLIS, daur Elizabeth BAYLIS;   Land at Grimley;   son George BAYLIS.
Witnesses: William BAYLIS Sr and Edward JEFFRIES.
Proved 14 Oct 1755 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1755

ATTERBURY
BATEMAN
BAXTER
HERNE
SIMMONS
SMITH
STYLES
SYMONDS
TOWNSEND
WILLIAMS
WILLIS
BATEMAN, Ann Yrubretta - o/t/p St Mary, Islington co Mdsx, widow, 24 Nov 1755.
to my daughter Penelope TOWNSEND (wife of Richard TOWNSEND) - £120 invested in the 3% Bank [of England] Annuities;   my servant Elizabeth STYLES - all my linen and woollen wearing apparell and £5 if she is still with me at my death;  
Executor: my son Powis BATEMAN - to have the rest and residue of my Estate.
Witnesses: Basil HERNE junior,   Elizabeth BAXTER.
Proved PCC 1 Dec 1755 by Powis BATEMAN.
Notes: [1] John SMITH of Eaton Bishop (Will proved PCC 1730) named his cousins Thomas SYMONDS esq and his Lady, Mrs Elizabeth SYMONDS and (cousins by implication) Mr John ATTERBURY and his Lady.
[2] John ATTERBURY of St Bartholomew by the Exchange (in the City of London) mar by Lic. 14 Jan 1699/1700 to Mary SIMMONS of St Martins-in-the-Fields, co Mdsx. It seems probable that Mary was one of the children of Robert SYMONDS of Lincoln's Inn in London and of Sugwas Court, Hereford and his wife Jane WILLIS. Mary would then have been the sister of Thomas SYMONDS (also of Sugwas) who in 1713 mar Penelope WILLIAMS of Pengethley co Hereford.
John and Mary ATTERBURY had three known children: Mary Yrubretta (= Atterbury in reverse) bap 17 Mar 1700, Ann Yrubretta on 9 Jun 1702 and John Francis Simonds ATTERBURY on 28 Dec 1703, all at St Bartholomew by the Exchange. Ann Yrubretta ATTERBURY mar John BATEMAN on 6 Apr 1724 at St Bene't, Paul's Wharf (City of London) by Lic. (when both were described as o/t/p St Lawrence Jewry).

 

1757

ARCHER
BARRET
BARRETT
LUKE
BARRETT, William - of Cradley, 16 Mar 1755.
10£ to me by my father's will - father Rowland BARRETT who is now deceased;   mother Elizabeth BARRET also deceased;   Richard BARRETT;   brother in law Thomas ARCHER;   god daur Anne ARCHER daur of Thomas ARCHER.
Witnesses: John BARRETT,   James LUKE,   Thos: ARCHER.
Proved 12 Mar 1757 - HCC; Ref FHL#91609.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1757

BARRETT
CHURCH
DEAKIN
HABBERLEY
HALES
WHITING
BARRETT, William - of Cradley, 28 Jun 1756.
wife Ann;   son William;   2 sons Thomas and James;   farm known as Cradley Hall at Cradley to Thomas HALES of Acton Beauchamp and George DEAKIN the elder of Leigh in trust;   7 children: William Elizabeth, Thomas, James, Jane,   Richard, & Sarah.
Witnesses: Benj. HABBERLEY,   Tychicus WHITING,   Saml CHURCH.
Proved 25 Jun 1757 - HCC; Ref FHL#91609.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1758

BARNES
BURNAM
RAWLINGS
SEVERN
TAYLOR
WALKER
BURNAM, Thomas - of Thornbury, clerk, 6 Sep 1754.
daur Elizabeth WALKER and her children;   son Joseph BURNAM;   wife Elizabeth BURNAM, land at Grendon Bishop;   son William BURNAM, land at Copllington;   Land at Much Cowarne called Moorend in possession of John RAWLINGS;   Margaret BURNAM widow of my late brother Joseph BURNAM of Hatfield.
Witnesses: Thos SEVERN,   Walter TAYLOR,   William BARNES.
Proved 5 Jul 1758 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1759

BURROW
HAMMOND
STAPLES
WILLIAMS
BURROW, John - of St. Martin, Worcs, collarmaker, 15 Feb 1759.
sister Elizabeth WILLIAMS, widow;   3 daurs of brother Benjamin BURROW;   son and daur of sister Elizabeth WILLIAMS;   son William BURROW;   daur Mary BURROW.
Witnesses: Thos HAMMOND,   Thos. STAPLES.
Proved 19 Dec 1759 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98345.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1761

BADLAND
HUGHES
MORRIS
PARKER
PHILLIPS
TRAYLOE
BADLAND, Thomas - of the township of Steppleton i/t/p Presteigne, weaver, 1758.
to my grandson Thomas BADLAND now an infant (and) only surviving child of my son Thomas BADLAND, late of Steppleton, deceased - 40s yearly for 5 years to Mary BADLAND, relict of my aforesaid son Thomas, deceased, for his maintenance and £10 when he is 21, but if he dies before then the balance of the first moiety to his mother Mary BADLAND and the 2nd moiety to be divided between my daughters, Anne PARKER, Elizabeth HUGHES, Mary BADLAND and my son James BADLAND;   to my daughter Anne PARKER - £5 to be paid within a year of the death of the survivor of myself & my wife Elizabeth;   to my daughter Elizabeth HUGHES - £5 on same terms;   to my daughter Mary BADLAND - £5 on same terms;   to my son James BADLAND - £5 on same terms;   to my son John BADLAND* the rest of my goods and my tenement including the Pale Close.   Thomas (X) BADLAND.
Witnesses: Richard TRAYLOE,   William MORRIS,   Philip PHILLIPS.
Proved at Hereford 16 Jul 1761 by John BADLAND.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1762

BERROW
BURROWS
BURROWS, Benjamin - of Grimley. (Ad)
Isabell BURROWS (widow and rel);   Edward BURROWS;   John BERROW of Hallow.
Admon 24 Feb 1762 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98348.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1762

BURROW
CRESWELL
HAND
WILMOT
BURROW, William - of St. Martin, Worcs, bachelor. (Ad)
Mary BURROW spinster of Worcester;   Edward WILMOT of same, collermaker.
Re-Admon: 4 Feb 1768. Thomas CRESWELL heretofore to Mary CRESWELL (theretofore BURROW afterwards CRESWELL) the sisters of the said deceased. The said William BURROW left no other sister, brother or legal rep and he is widower and relict of Mary CRESWELL heretofore BERROW.
Bond by Thomas CRESWELL of Newland, gent and Henry HAND ye elder of citie of Worcs.
Admon 17 May 1762 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98358.

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1763

BARNES
BAYLIS
BEDFORD
BURNAM
JONES
WALKER
BURNAM, Joseph - of Hatfield, gent, 14 Nov 1759.
sister Elizabeth WALKER and her children John WALKER and Thomas WALKER;   Joseph WALKER, William WALKER, Delabere WALKER, Bartholomew WALKER, Elizabeth WALKER, Edward WALKER, Sarah WALKER, Charles WALKER, Margaret WALKER, and Benjamin WALKER;   kinswoman Margaret BEDFORD daur of William BEDFORD of Reddymore;   brother William BURNAM - tenement at Edwin Ralph;   aunt Margaret BURNAM;   Land at Grendon Bishop, land at Bromyard.
Witnesses: Thos BAYLIS,   John JONES,   William BARNES.
Proved 30 Apr 1763 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1763

BARNES
BAYLIS
BLEW
GRIFFITHS
MOORE
MOXAN
NORTHEN
BAYLIS, Elizabeth - of Bromyard, spinster, 11 Apr 1762.
niece Hannah GRIFFITHS;   nephew Mathew MOXAN;   niece Elizabeth MOORE;   niece Elizabeth BAYLIS daur of my brother Mathew BAYLIS;   William BARNES attorney at law;   brothers George BAYLIS and Richard BAYLIS.
Witnesses: Henry BLEW and William NORTHEN.
Proved 28 May 1763 - HCC.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1763

BEVAN
BEVAN, Benjamin - of Evesbatch, clerk. (Ad)
Ann BEVAN (his wid and rel).
Admon 16 Jun 1763 - HCC; Total: 326£ 1s 6d; Ref FHL#91625.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1764

BERROW
EDY
FREEMAN
GARWAY
MOUNTFONT
BERROW, Elizabeth - of Ledbury, widow, 5 Mar 1761.
son William BERROW - my silver pint and half pint, my silver lance pan and my silver tee spoons to be divided amongst his 4 children;   daur Elizabeth GARWAY;   daur in law Jane BERROW widow of my late son Charles BERROW, dcsd.
Witnesses: John MOUNTFONT,   Amy EDY,   Thos FREEMAN.
Proved 24 Feb 1764 - HCC.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1764

BENNET
BRACE
MORGAN
MORRICE
MORRIS
SYMONDS
BRACE, Ann - of Colwall, spinster, 5 Jul 1763.
brother Thomas BRACE - 105£, sister Elizabeth BRACE - 105£;   aunt MORRICE wife of John MORRIS of Beggars Weston - 5£;   aunt BENNET wife of John BENNET of Ledbury - 5£.
Witnesses: Mgt MORGAN, Wm MORGAN,   Rd SYMONDS.
Proved 2 Jul 1764 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1764

BRACE
HIGGINS
MORGAN
PRICHARD
BRACE, John - of Coddington, 20 Oct 1763.
nephew Thomas BRACE son of my brother Thomas BRACE deceased - 100£;   In case he returns alive into England;   niece Elizabeth BRACE daur of my said brother Thomas.
Witnesses: Eliz. HIGGINS,   M'gt MORGAN,   Geo. PRICHARD.
Proved 10 Sep 1764 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1765

BARRETT
BULLOCK
DANGERFIELD
GODFREY
GWILLIAM
WARD
BARRETT, William - of Mathon, 7 July 1762.
wife Elizabeth;   Lands bounded by Thomas DANGERFIELD on north and west and Richard BULLOCK on east and south;   Lands purchased of John WARD.
Witnesses: John DANGERFIELD,   Saml GWILLIAM,   Kenelm GODFREY.
Proved 24 Aug 1765 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98355.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1766

BETHELL
HASPAR
TOMKINS
WALL
WATKINS
BETHELL, Samuel, clerk, rector - of Dinedor, 20 Dec 1743.
son Samuel;   Dorothy my wife;   our daurs Dorothy and Mary;   sisters Eleanor WALL and Mary BETHELL.
Witnesses: Henry HASPAR,   James TOMKINS,   Francis WATKINS.
Proved 7 Dec 1766 - PCC; Ref FHL#92896 PCC 444; Tyndal.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1767

BLACKLOCK
BLOUNT
MORGAN
BLOUNT, Joseph - of St Owens, Hereford, 1767.
sister Rebecca MORGAN widow;   sister Mary wife of Thom BLACKLOCK;   brother William BLOUNT.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1767

BRYDGE
BRYDGES
CARTRIDGE
CLIFFE
DUNN
HARTLAND
JEYNES
JONES
KINGS
KNOTTESFORD
BRYDGES, Thomas - of Upton on Severn, gent, 10 Feb 1758.
wife Sarah;   sons Tomas BRYDGES and William BRYDGES;   daur Margaret BRYDGE, son John;   very goods friends Henry CLIFFE of Mathon, Esq.,   Richard BRYDGES of Colwall, Esq.,   John KNOTTESFORD of Holdfast, Ripple, gent, &   Nathaniel JEYNES of Tewkesbury, gent;   eldest son Richard BRYDGES;   brother John BRYDGES vicar of Much Cowarne;   brother William BRYDGES and his wife,   said brother John's wife, sister Elizabeth JONES widow and her 4 daurs Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, and Catherine JONES and her son Herford, to my uncle John HARTLAND, gent,   my sister in law Margret KINGS and her brother Richard KINGS and his wife;   "To be buried at Colwall".
Witnesses: Joshua CARTRIDGE,   Ri: DUNN, Ri: DUNN, Jr.
Proved 30 May 1767 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91607.

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1771

BARNES
BEARD
FIDOE
HEMING
HILL
RUFFHEAD
BARNES, Sarah - of the Warden, Stanford Bishop, widow, 4 Jul 1766.
my godson Thomas BEARD and his mother Mrs. Jane BEARD;   my daur in law Susannah BARNES;   my daur Margaret RUFFHEAD - land at Bishops Frome;   my son William BARNES.
Witnesses: John FIDOE,   Rd. HEMING,   Anthony HILL.
Proved 2 Mar 1771 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1773

BERROW
BRAY
MORTON
ROBERTS
BERROW, Thomas - of Great Malvern, laborer, 30 Dec 1772.
wife Elizabeth;   son John - property at Hanley Castle;   son William - property at Great Malvern.
Witnesses: John BRAY,   John MORTON,   Philip ROBERTS.
Proved 10 Apr 1773; Ref FHL#98367.
NB: this is possibly my 6th great grandfather-needs further proof - sjk

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1773

BETHEL
BETHELL
LEWIS
WARGENT
WILLIAMS
WRIGHT
BETHEL, William late - of Cannon Pyon now of Yarkhill, 31 Oct 1772.
mother Mary BETHEL wid - 38£   on note due from John WRIGHT of Redbrook, Gloucs;   brother Thomas BETHEL;   eldest sister Anne wife of Abraham LEWIS, cooper;   2nd sister Catharine;   youngest sister Sarah;   uncle James BETHELL of Yarkhill - 5£.
Witnesses: William WILLIAMS,   William WARGENT.
Proved 17 Jul 1773 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1773

BERROW
TYRER
BERROW, Elizabeth - of Great Malvern, widow. (Ad)
Bond by son John BERROW of St. George, Westminster, servant and John TYRER, Sr of Worcester, painter.
Admon 6 Dec 1773 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98367.

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1774

BARNES
BRYDGES
DERRY
GRIFFITH
HAYLINGS
BRYDGES, John - of Much Cowarne, clerk, 27 May 1766.
"To be buried near to grave of my dear daughter Elizabeth in Much Cowarne chancel";   dear wife Elizabeth BRYDGES;   Thomas GRIFFITH of Stoke Lacy, clerk;   William BARNES, gent;   By settlement at marriage lands at Weston Beggard go to my wife during her life at my decease;   son William BRYDGES if he shall then be living;   Gold Hill and the Block House at Bosbury;   {nephew} eldest son of my late brother Thomas BRYDGES;   daurs Mary and Ann - 1000£ apiece;   father in law Mr. Thomas HAYLINGS, mother in law Mrs. Elizabeth HAYLINGS;   sister Mrs. Mary BRYDGES;   brother in law Mr. John HAYLINGS.
Witnesses: Elizabeth HAYLINGS,   Richard DERRY,   John DERRY.
Proved 29 Jan 1774 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.
NB: husband of my 5th great grand aunt - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1776

BAKER
BLOUNT
CHESTON
EORROTT
WANKLYN
BLOUNT, Bridget - of Hereford, spinster, 10 Jun 1766.
cousins William BLOUNT, Mary WANKLYN, Joseph CHESTON, Mary CHESTON;   god-daughter Franstina Augustine CHESTON;   sister Mary EORROTT widow;   sister Ann BAKER (wife of Thomas BAKER);   nieces Ann BAKER, Elizabeth BAKER;   nephew Thomas BAKER;   deceased brother Thomas BLOUNT.
Probate 22 Jan 1776.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1776

BERNARD
DOWNES
MONK
NEWTON
NUTT
RAVENHILL
SIRRELL
SMITH
STEAD
BERNARD, John - of Pencombe, 5 Mar 1776.
Thomas STEAD of Bromyard, surgeon and Thomas SIRRELL of Wootten, Pencombe;   wife Elizabeth, daur Elizabeth wife of Richard DOWNES of Kingsland;   daur Ann wife of William MONK of Hopeunder Dinmore;   nephew Thomas NEWTON.
Witnesses: Thos RAVENHILL,   Thos SMITH,   Phillip NUTT.
Proved 20 Apr 1776 - HCC; Ref FHL#91609.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1776

ANDREW
AUSTER
BERROW
CARPENTER
ROE
SORTON
WILKIN
BERROW, Harvey - of City of Worcester, printer, 6 May 1775.
5£ to each for mourning;   daur Elizabeth;   son John;   daur Margareta Maria;   son Joseph (if not in England this is void);   daur Mary (not 18);   son in law Christopher WILKIN;   brother Capel;   my cousin John BERROW of London;   James ANDREW now or late of Greville st, Hatton garden, London;   Susannah CARPENTER, spinster, Mealcheapen st, Worcester;   Anne ROE, widow, Silverstreet, White Friars, London;   son Harvey BERROW - guardian with sister Elizabeth of Mary.
Witnesses: Richard SORTON,   Jno AUSTER.
Proved 22 Aug 1776 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98370.
Note: This is Harvey BERROW - founder of Berrows Worcester Journal.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1776

BETHELL
HUGHES
WATHEN
BETHELL, Dorothy, 8 Jan 1773. Died 9 Jun 1776 age 90; buried Dinedor.
son in law Samuel BETHELL, clerk - 10£;   eldest daur Dorothy - 100£;   daur Mary BETHELL - 100£;   servant Mary HUGHES.
Witnesses: Thomas WATHEN, Dorothy WATHEN.
(See Mayo-Elton Family Book).
Proved 4 Sep 1776 - PCC; Ref FHL#92995 PCC 382; Bellas.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1777

BADHAM
BADHAM, Thomas - of Lugwardine, widower. (Ad)
To Ann BADHAM spinster (the daur and only next of kin).
Admon 11 Jan 1777 - HCC; Ref FHL#91676 p.60.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1777

AUSTER
BERROW
WILKIN
BERROW, Harvey - of St. Swithun, Worcs, bachelor. (Ad)
Christopher WILKIN of Birmingham, coach maker;   Elizabeth BERROW, spinster of St. Swithun;   Jno AUSTER of the same;   Margaret Maria wife of Christopher WILKIN.
Admon 11 Jun 1777 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98372.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1777

BRACE
PHILIPS
RACSTER
STEPHENS
THORNELOE
BRACE, Henry - of Cradley, gentleman, 29 Apr 1773.
Marriage settlement of 60£ per year with my wife Mary;   brother Richard BRACE;   sister Sarah wife of Thomas RACSTER;   Land in Cradley, Acton and Alfrick.
Witnesses: J. THORNELOE,   William STEPHENS,   Chas. PHILIPS.
Proved 18 Sep 1777 - HCC; Ref FHL#91609.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1777

BAYLIS
DREW
EXAM
HOMES
ROUSE
SMITH
WOOD
BAYLIS, George - of Pixley, 20 Feb 1773.
my daurs Mary EXAM - 30£;   my daurs Ann DREW,   Hannah SMITH and Elizabeth WOOD - 60£ ea;   my wife Hannah - 10£ yearly;   my son George BAYLIS.
Witnesses: John ROUSE,   J: HOMES.
Proved 20 Oct 1777 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.
NB: my 6th great grandfather - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1777

ARCHER
BANISTER
BARKER
DEVEREUX
GODSALL
LILLEY
POOL
PRITCHARD
PROSSER
SHERIFF
SOUTHALL
WOOD
BARKER, Richard - of Tarrington victualler, 5 Jun 1777.
cousin Ann LILLEY - 100£, cousin Ann LILLEY's children;   Ann wife of Henry WOOD;   Mary wife of Thomas DEVEREUX;   Abigail wife of Thomas ARCHER;   sister Ann PRITCHARD;   Mary wife of James SHERIFF;   Ann Rose & Susannah daurs of my late brother William;   Mary one other daur of William;   servant Penelope BANISTER.
Executor: Edward SOUTHALL.
Witnesses: Wm GODSALL,   John POOL jr,   Jas PROSSER.
Proved 19 Nov 1777 - HCC; Ref FHL#91609.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1780

ABBOTT
BADHAM
BYTHAWAY
ORDEN
ROGERS
TAYLOR
VALE
BADHAM, Ann - of Bishops Froome, widow, 10 Jul 1773.
daur Frances ORDEN wife of Benjamin ORDEN;   son John BADHAM;   son Thomas BADHAM;   daur Katherine ROGERS;   Katherine ROGERS' father Francis BADHAM (deceased);   grandaur Ann BYTHAWAY;   sons Richard BADHAM and James BADHAM.
Witnesses: ABBOTT/ J. TAYLOR,   Robt VALE.
Proved 19 Feb 1780 - HCC; Ref FHL#91610.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1780

BEESLEY
BERROW
HART
BERROW, Harvey - of the Private Brigantine of war called the Hannah Thomas Venture Commander, now lying at Rotherwick in Surrey, 6 Mar 1779.
brother Richard BERROW of Pall Mall, London, ostrich feather merchant;   William HART of Grey's Inn, gent;   dear wife Elizabeth BERROW;   sister Mary wife of William HART;   sister Sarah wife of John BEESLEY of Peterboro, Northampton.
Proved 28 Feb 1780 - PCC; Ref FHL#93033 - PCC/1780:Folio 60.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1783

BULL
DAYKIN
EVANS
FALLOWES
FELLOWES
HUNT
JONES
MARSHALL
PRICHARD
PRITCHARD
PROBERT
STEPHENSON
BULL, Silvanus - of Shobdon Court co. Hereford, 14 Oct 1782.
to my sister Milborough MARSHALL - £10 and to be sole Executrix;   to my nephew John EVANS - £40 and to my niece Sarah PROBERT - £30;   Mrs Ann HUNT of Shobdon Court - £40;   Mrs Ann DAYKIN of same - £5;   [deleted: my nephew Richard William PRICHARD - £40 at 21 + other names indistinct;   not clear whether this was a scribe's error or the testator changing his mind];   my 2 sisters Mary STEPHENSON and Milborough MARSHALL and to the survivor of them - the interest of £200 Stock in the South Sea Annuities and then to my nephew Francis EVANS.
Witnesses: John PRITCHARD junior;   B FELLOWES or FALLOWES.
Proved PCC 2 Apr 1783 by Milborough MARSHALL, widow.
Admon: 1 Sep 1795 of the goods and chattels of Silvanus BULL formerly o/t/p St George, Hanover Square [London] late of Shobdon Court co. Hereford granted to Sarah JONES (wife of John JONES), niece of Milborough MARSHALL widow the Executrix (who died intestate)
Note: NB Silvanus BULL was bap 26 Dec 1722 at Shobdon, son of Thomas BULL and Elizabeth; his siblings were Thomas 1714, Mary 1716, Bridget 1718, Vincent 1720, Samuel 1725, Lydia 1727 and Milborough 1732.

 

1784

BARNEBY
FREEMAN
GOODERE
WOOD
BARNEBY, Bartholomew Richard - of Brockhampton, 18 Sep 1783.
Indenture of release dated 27 and 28 Feb 1765.
my wife Betty, my son John, my daur Penelope, my son Phillip, my daur Abigail, my sons Lutley, Richard & Thomas.
Witnesses: John FREEMAN,   Michl GOODERE,   Edward WOOD.
Proved 12 Feb 1784 - PCC; Ref FHL#93085 PCC/1784: Folio 62.
NB: husband of my 2nd cousin 7th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1785

BOSWOOD
BOSWOOD, Richard - of Ledbury. (Ad)
To Elizabeth BOSWOOD (widow and relict).
Admon 19 Oct 1785 - HCC; Under 600£.

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1786

BADLAND
BEAVAN
BONNELL
EVANS
GITTOS
GRIFFITS
JONES
KING
PARLO
PARLOR
PHILLIPS
PIGGOTT
POWELL
PRICE
PYEFINCH
RUSSBADG
SHARBURN
WATKINS
BADLAND, William - of Kington, 25 Nov 1777.
to my wife furniture etc;   to Elinor & Mary PYEFINCH (daughters of my niece Elinor PYEFINCH) - rest of my household goods;   to John SHARBURN the younger - £100;   to Mary Patsal PYEFINCH - £100;   to Elinor PYEFINCH & Mary PYEFINCH (ch'n to my niece Eleanor PYEFINCH) - £100 each;   to my nephew William GITTOS - £20;   to my niece Anne BONNELL now in London - £10;   to ? Hester GITTOS (daughter of my nephew Thomas GITTOS) - £10;   to Mary PRICE daughter to Bridget RUSSBADG - £10;   to Hester GRIFFITS of Eardisland - £10;   to Ann EVANS & Hester EVANS (daughters to John EVANS) - £5 each;   to my sister in law Ann WATKINS widow of Old Radnor - £6 a year for life from Mr Thomas PHILLIPS of ? Lanelle;   to Thomas GITTOS & William GITTOS - my apparel;   if John SHARBURN the younger die without surviving issue then his & Ann SHARBURN's legacies shall go to (my niece) ELINOR PYEFINCH.
Executors: Samuel BEAVAN* esquire of Tinaton in parish of ? Dewchurch & Mr John PIGGOTT.
Witnesses: Chas JONES;   Joshua POWELL.
Codicil 29 Jun 1782: I replace John PIGGOTT of Presteigne with Thomas KING* of Woodhouse i/t/p of Byton (as exec)
Witnesses: Chas JONES;   Elizabeth PARLO.
Codicil 30 Nov 1782: I revoke legacy of my plate to Elinor & Mary PYEFINCH & give it to John SHARBURN (son of my niece Ann SHARBURN)
Witnesses: Elizabeth PARLOR;   John EVANS.
Proved in London (PCC) 5 Dec 1786 by the execs named.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1787

BERROW
BRODRIBB
FREEMAN
MOUNTFORT
BERROW, Jane - of Ledbury, widow, 24 May 1764.
eldest daur Elizabeth BERROW - 1050£;   youngest daur Grace BRODRIBB.
Witnesses: John MOUNTFORT,   Thos FREEMAN,   M M MOUNTFORT.
Proved 27 Oct 1787 - PCC; Ref FHL#93129 - PCC/1787:Folio 440.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1787

BENNETT
COOKE
DERRY
ENSOLL
HOMES
JAUNCEY
POTTER
BENNETT, James - of Stoke Lacy, gent, 15 Jan 1781.
my son Richard BENNETT - land at Pencombe presently in possession of my son James;   my son James BENNETT;   my daur Elizabeth DERRY wife of Nathaniel DERRY of Ullingswick;   the land at Stoke Lacy now in possession of Edward POTTER and Mary JAUNCEY;   my daur Sarah COOKE;   my wife Elizabeth;   my grandson James DERRY son of Nathaniel DERRY.
Witnesses: Mary JAUNCEY,   John ENSOLL,   John HOMES, junr.
Codicil: 27 Jan 1781 - reaffirms land to 2 daurs.
Proved 1 Dec 1787 - HCC; Ref FHL#91610.
NB: father to my 4th great grand aunt - sjk

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1787

BICKERTON
CORBETT
FREEMAN
GOODERE
WOOD
BICKERTON, John - of Bromyard, 8 Jan 1784.
good friend and cousin John FREEMAN of Gaines.
Witnesses: Richard CORBETT,   Michael GOODERE,   Edward WOOD.
Proved 8 Dec 1787; Ref FHL#91610.
NB: my 2nd cousin 7th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1788

BURROWS
LEWIS
POOLE
BURROWS, Sarah - of Castle Morton, widow. (Ad)
Edward Lewis husband of Jane LEWIS (the daur of the deceased) of Castle Morton;   Joseph POOLE of same husbandman.
Admon 18 Jul 1788 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98385.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1788

BARKER
BERROW
BURROW
COURT
JONES
MEREDITH
NOTT
PAGE
PRICE
BERROW, John - of Hallow, The Old House, husbandman, 3 May 1780.
sons John and Thomas;   son in law James PAGE;   son William;   son in law Henry BARKER;   daur Ann PAGE;   son Edward;   daur Susannah NOTT and her two children Ann and Mary NOTT and her husband Henry NOTT;   Catherine illegit daur of my son Thomas by Susannah JONES of Martley, spinster;   brother Thomas BURROW;   friend Joseph MEREDITH of city of Worcs, malster.
Witnesses: William COURT,   Tho: PRICE.
Proved 30 Jul 1788 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98385.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1788

BARRETT
FIFIELD
GRUNDY
HARTLAND
MORRIS
STEELE
BARRETT, Richard - of Bosbury, 18 Aug 1787.
wife Ann;   son Richard BARRETT - 100£,   daur Sarah BARRETT - 140£, son Thomas BARRETT (not 24) - 140£,   son John BARRETT - 140£ (at 24),   son James BARRETT - 140£ (at 21),   son William BARRETT - 140£ (at 21);   friends Edward FIFIELD of Ledbury,   James HARTLAND of Bosbury;   The Old Court estate.
Witnesses: Wm STEELE,   Luke MORRIS,   John GRUNDY,   all of Ledbury.
Proved 23 Aug 1788 - HCC; Ref FHL#91611.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1790

BLOUNT
BLOUNT, John - of Bromyard, tanner, 1790.
son John;   daughters Mary and Hannah by first wife Esther;   three children by second wife Elizabeth.
Executor: wife Elizabeth.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1792

ALCOTT
BARRETT
BENNETT
GRIFFIN
HOMES
LOCKETT
BARRETT, Richard - of Callow Hills, Munsley, 19 Jun 1791.
son Richard BARRETT - land and blacksmith shop at Much Markle;   sons John, Thomas & Joseph - 30£ apiece;   sons William and Robert - 40£ apiece;   2 daurs Margaret and Sarah;   James ALCOTT;   ten following children: John, William, James, Robert, Thomas, Francis,   Joseph, Margaret, Sarah, & Elizabeth LOCKETT.
Witnesses: Philip GRIFFIN,   Richard BENNETT,   William HOMES.
Proved 26 Oct 1792 - HCC; Ref FHL#91611.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1792

BRACE
BULLOCK
DONNE
GARDINER
HAIL
PENGREE
RACSTER
SUKER
BRACE, Ann widow - of Suckley, 6 Dec 1770.
son Henry BRACE, land named Mitchells at Suckley in possession of Richard PENGREE;   daur Catherine HAIL and her daur Ann HAIL;   grandaur Ann HAIL;   To Laangley SUKER, Sarah SUKER and Robert HAIL - 1s ea.
Trustee: Thos. RACSTER, gent of Bransford.
Witnesses: James DONNE,   Ann GARDINER,   Thomas BULLOCK.
Proved 10 Nov 1792 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98389.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1795

BRACE
FREEMAN
HOMES
BRACE, Ann - of Castle Froome, spinster, 27 Apr 1785.
mother Ann BRACE and sister Sarah BRACE.
Witnesses: Robert HOMES,   Francis FREEMAN.
Proved 10 Oct 1795 - HCC; Ref FHL#91611.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1797

BENNETT
BERROW
BOUGH
TAINTON
BERROW, Ann - of Wellington, Ledbury, 2 Jul 1796.
brother John BOUGH's children by his first wife namely: Mary, John, Richard, and Elizabeth;   John BERROW: natural son of my late husband's sister Ann BERROW;   good neighbor Thomas TAINTON.
Witnesses: Thos TAINTON,   John BOUGH,   Benj. BENNETT.
Proved 4 Feb 1797; Ref FHL#91611.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1803

BAYLIS
BENNETT
BURWELL
CAMERON
EDWARDS
GWILLIM
JENKS
POUND
STEDMAN
WALKER
BAYLIS, Thomas - of Sankey Hill, Avenbury, 15 Sep 1790.
Mary POUND daur of James POUND;   wife Mary;   Edward BURWELL of Butterley, gent and Joseph WALKER of Hatfield, gent;   To dispose of my property equally among my brothers and sisters and the brothers and sisters of my wife.
Witnesses: Richd JENKS,   Benj. STEDMAN,   Hy. CAMERON.
Codicil: 17 Sep 1803. My nephew and niece Thomas and Mary EDWARDS.
Witnesses: Thos GWILLIM,   Wm BENNETT,   John JENKS.
Proved 19 Dec 1803 - HCC; Ref FHL#91612.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1804

BAYLIS
GRIFFITHS
MORGAN
STARR
BAYLIS, John - of the Luce, Stoke Prior, gent, 2 Feb 1795.
son John BAYLIS late of the White, Puddleston;   son Richard, land at Stoke Prior;   daur Ann now wife of John GRIFFITHS;   dar Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Sarah ---, William STARR,   John MORGAN.
Proved 7 Feb 1804 - HCC; Ref FHL#91612.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1804

BLISSET
FISHER
OSBORNE
BLISSET, Troth - of Clifton, Gloucs, widow, 4 Aug 1803.
dear son Joseph BLISSET.
Witnesses: Jer. OSBORNE,   Francis FISHER, Formerly of Chancery-Lane, London.
Proved 9 May 1804 - PCC; Ref FHL#155982 - PCC/1804 #305.
NB: 2nd cousin 7th removed - sjk
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00185 - rrl

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1804

BAYLIS
BUTLER
GOULD
GWILLIAM
HAYLING
KINEY
WANKLIN
BAYLIS, Thomas - of Kingsland, bachelor, 25 Jul 1803.
Mr. Richard HAYLING of Leominster;   the 2 daurs of my brother Richard;   the daur of my --- Jeremiah wife of KINEY;   the daur of my sister GWILLIAM;   James BAYLIS son of my brother Richard;   John BAYLIS son of Jeremiah BAYLIS and John and William sons of Richard BAYLIS.
Witnesses: William GOULD,   Benjm BUTLER,   Eliza WANKLIN.
Proved 28 Jul 1804; Ref FHL#91612.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1805

BAUGH
CRUMP
MERRICK
PREECE
ROGERS
BAUGH, William - of Kingstone, Blacksmith.
Beneficiaries: wife Ann BAUGH;   son William BAUGH (sole executor), daughter Ann BAUGH;   daughter Margaret (the wife of Arnold MERRICK).
Witnesses: William CRUMP,   William PREECE,   Arnold ROGERS.
A full transcription of this Will is available from Nicola for anyone who may be interested.
Proved Hereford 30 Nov 1805.

Contact: Nicola Meyrick

 

1807

BROWN
FREEMAN
GARDINER
HEMING
BROWN, John - of Bromtrees Hall, Bishops Frome, gent, 24 Aug 1805.
wife Jane BROWN;   brother Edward BROWN (if adultery or fornication with a woman he loses all, not yet married,   if he marries with consent of executor he gets all);   The 3 daus of my late sister Mary GARDINER;  
Trustees & Executors: Francis FREEMAN of Stanford Court, gent and Richard HEMING junior of Silvington in Acton Beachamp.
brother Richard BROWN;   brother Robert BROWN and his child or children;   brother Joseph BROWN and his child or children;  
Sole Executor: brother Edward BROWN.
Proved 5 Sep 1807 - HCC; Ref FHL#91613.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1807

BALDWIN
BURROW
NEWMAN
WILSON
BURROW, James the yr - of Upton Bishop, mason, 21 Apr 1807.
friend Josiah NEWMAN of Upton Bp, Esq.;   wife Betty;   daurs Eliza and Harriet;   brother Thomas and John and sister Frances.
Witnesses: Wm BALDWIN,   Saml WILSON,   Jn. A WILSON.
Proved 4 Nov 1807 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91613.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1808

BENBOW
DANGERFIELD
WALKER
WORMINGTON
BENBOW, Thomas - of Grendon Court, Grendon Warren, gent, 19 Sep 1805.
dear wife Ann and 2 sons Thomas and Prestwood.
Trustees: Charles WALKER of Westington and my son Thomas BENBOW.
daur Elizabeth BENBOW - 200£;   children - Thomas, Prestwood, Ann, Joseph, James, Sarah, Mary,   Jane, John and William BENBOW.
Witnesses: Robt DANGERFIELD,   Jas. WORMINGTON.
Proved 18 Jun 1808 - HCC; Ref FHL#91613.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1808

BAYLIS
GIBBONS
GOODE
POWELL
BAYLIS, Richard - of Much Marcle, 16 Nov 1797.
wife Elizabeth;   daurs Mary and Elizabeth BAYLIS.
Sole Executor: Thomas GOODE.
Witnesses: Thos GIBBONS,   POWELL,   Saml GIBBONS.
Proved 23 Jul 1808 - HCC; Ref FHL#91613.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1808

BADHAM
DERRY
HOMES
LLOYD
STINTON
VALE
WHEELER
BADHAM, John - of Bishops Frome, gentleman, 4 Dec 1801.
two nieces Mary and Ann DERRY - 50£ apiece (not 21);   nephew Nathaniel DERRY - 50£ (not 21);   mother Ann BADHAM (still living), brother William BADHAM.
Codicil: To nephew Nathaniel DERRY after decease of my brother William BADHAM - the estate called Whitehouse at Walton in Bishops Frome;   sister Elliner BADHAM, {grandson} Richard BADHAM son of Elliner BADHAM.
Witnesses: Wm HOMES,   Mary STINTON,   Jos STINTON.
Witnesses to Codicil: Daniel WHEELER,   Wm LLOYD,   Willm VALE.
Proved 20 Oct 1808 - HCC.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1809

BADHAM
EDWARDS
HOMES
MAILES
MORRIS
POOLE
THACKWELL
BADHAM, Thomas - of Checkley, Mordiford, 27 Sep 1808.
wife Elizabeth, son Thomas;   John EDWARDS of Tarrington, gentleman;   John MAILES of Woolhope;   daur Elizabeth MORRIS, grandaur Mary Ann MORRIS.
Witnesses: James POOLE,   THACKWELL,   Wm HOMES.
Proved 22 Apr 1809 - HCC; Ref FHL#91613.

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1809

BEARCROFT
RACSTER
VEAL
BEARCROFT, John - of Leigh. (Ad)
Harvey Berrow BEARCROFT of Leigh (the son);   William RACSTER of Lulsley;   Thomas VEAL of Leigh, gent.
Admon 22 Apr 1809 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98406.

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1810

BALDWIN
BERROW
CORBETT
HOOPER
KEYSE
NEWMAN
BERROW, James - of Upton Bishop, mason, 17 Oct 1809.
friends Josiah NEWMAN of Rear Hill and John CORBETT of Grindon both in Upton Bishop;   son John BERROW, daur Joan BERROW, sons Thomas BERROW and Richard BERROW;   daurs Joan, Frances, Elizabeth and Lucy;   daurs Ann and Sarah BERROW.
Witnesses: W HOOPER jr,   Wm BALDWIN,   Joseph KEYSE.
Proved 6 Feb 1810 - Worcs/HCC[?]; Ref FHL#91613 p.100.

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1810

BERROW
BERROW, Herbert - of City of Hereford, butcher. (Ad)
To Herbert BERROW the son (one of the sons). Admon 8 Sep 1810.
Admon Aug 1810 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91724 p.60, FHL#91630.
To Robert BERROW the son of St Peters Hereford.

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1810

BENNETT
DERRY
HOMES
OCKEY
PITT
TERRY
BENNETT, James - of Stoke Lacy, 10 Jun 1805.
Indenture of settlement dated 16 May 1761 previous to my marriage with my late wife Mary deceased (then Mary PITT) spinster;   my brother Phillip BENNETT;   James PITT;   All and every of the children (other than an eldest son of me the said James BENNETT on the body of Mary my wife);   6 children living who are the issue of me and Mary, namely: William, Walter, Phillip, Sarah, and Mary and James who is my eldest son;   to Phillip - Penks Bridge Orchard at Much Cowarne;   children of my daur Mary.
Witnesses: William HOMES,   William OCKEY, Jno OCKEY.
Power reserved for Mary wife of Francis TERRY [this is in error, it is DERRY]
Proved 13 Nov 1810; Ref FHL#91613.
NB: husband of 1st cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1811

BURROW
HODSON
BURROW, Samuel - of St. Martin, Worcester. (Ad)
Elizabeth BURROW (widow and relict) of St. Martin, Worcs;   Benjamin HODSON of St Nicholas, Worcs;   Thomas BURROW of St. Martin.
Admon 14 Dec 1811 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98408.

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1812

BERROW
BRASIER
GRESLEY
HAYLING
JOHNSON
LECHMERE
PYNDAR
SAVENDER
WALL
BERROW, Elizabeth - of Worcester, spinster, 25 Jan 1807.
Rev. Reginald PYNDAR of Hadsor, Worcs, clerk;   Benjamin JOHNSON of Sherridge, Esq.;   Anthony LECHMERE of the Rydd, Esq.;   William WALL of Worcester, gent;   niece Dame Maria Elizabeth GRESLEY wife of Sir Nigel Bowyer GRESLEY, Baronet;   Louisa Maria Georgiana GRESLEY daur of my said niece;   Roger GRESLEY eldest son of my said niece;   "To be buried in a private vault near my relations in the parish Church of St. Nicholas, Worcester".
Witnesses: Mary SAVENDER,   Richd HAYLING,   Lo. BRASIER.
Proved 14 Jul 1812 - PCC; Ref FHL#156127 - PCC/Folio 313.

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1812

BISS
BISSE
HUGHES
JAMES
JANE
BISS, James - o/t/p St John the Baptist, Hereford, Gent., 26 Jan 1808.
my good friend Warren JANE (or JAMES) of Chepstow;   my wife Susanna;   my estate lying in Chippenham Meadow, Monmouth to my eldest son James BISS;   my son William BISS (who has been amply provided for with a Cadetship in the HEICS) - £300 to be held in trust for him for 20 years and if not claimed by then, to fall into the rest and residue of my estate;   my son James BISS has also been well provided for under the Will of John HUGHES of Monmouth, his late grandfather;   my son Charles BISS.
Proved PCC 25 Aug 1812.
Notes: This Will is listed as of HerTfordshire in the PCC Calendar!
The Testator does not appear to be related to the Charles BISSE or BISS who was Mayor of Hereford in 1752 nor to Philip BISS or BISSE, Bishop of Hereford c.1713-1721. It has been suggested that James BISS came from Monmouth and his descendants certainly returned there in the 19th century.
[Ed: I don't know what HEICS stands for].

 

1813

BENNETT
COOK
COOKE
DANGERFIELD
DERRY
LAWRENCE
MORRIS
SHELTON
WORMINGTON
BENNETT, Richard - of Pencombe, 29 Apr 1812.
Richard COOK son of my sister Sarah COOK - Ox Pasture, Pencombe;   my niece Jane COOK daur of my sister Sarah COOK - The Floodgates at Winslow, Bromyard;   my nephew Richard DERRY son of my sister Elizabeth DERRY - The Whitefield, The Heath, Abrahams Close at Pencombe, purchased of Mr. MORRIS of Leominster;   my nephew Walter BENNETT and my niece Mary DERRY who now live with me - Townsend, Long Acre at Pencombe;   my sisters Sarah COOK and Elizabeth DERRY;   William, Sarah, and Elizabeth COOK children of said Sarah COOK;   my nieces and nephews - Elizabeth LAWRENCE, Sarah DERRY, James DERRY & Thomas DERRY (children of my aforesaid sister, Elizabeth DERRY);   my niece and nephew Mary DERRY wife of Francis DERRY and Phillip BENNETT (children of my brother James BENNETT).
Codicil: revokes land given to Richard COOKE and gives to Walter BENNETT and Mary DERRY;   niece Elizabeth COOK now dead having left an illegitimate child - Fanny COOK (not 21).
Witnesses: Brown SHELTON,   Jas WORMINGTON,   Robt DANGERFIELD.
Proved 11 Jun 1813 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.

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1813

BADHAM
BARRETT
BRAY
HOMES
LAWRENCE
TOMBS
WEST
WOODYATT
BARRETT, John - of the Grove, Stoke Lacey, gent, 30 Apr 1805.
brother in law Samuel LAWRENCE of the Grove;   friend William WEST of Bridenbury;   dear daur Ann BARRETT;   nephew James WOODYATT - 200£;   nephews John WOODYATT - 100£,   Thomas WOODYATT - 100£, Richard WOODYATT - 100£,   Ann WOODYATT - 100£ on their attaining age 21;   3 nieces Mary Ann HOMES, Susannah HOMES and Harriet HOMES - 50£ each on age 21;   niece Ann TOMBS;   sister in law Elizabeth TOMBS children.
Witnesses: Pakn BRAY,   Richard BADHAM.
Proved 3 Jul 1813 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.
NB: brother to my 5th great grandfather's 3rd wife - sjk

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1814

BADHAM
EVANS
LANE
OCKEY
BADHAM, Eleanor - of Bishops Frome, 29 Apr 1808.
father Francis BADHAM in a certain deed of gift at the decease of my mother (who is apparently currently living);   brothers James BADHAM and John BADHAM;   daur Maria BADHAM, son Richard;   brother William BADHAM of Moorend, Castle Frome, gent;   John LANE of Birchmorton, Worcs, gent.
Witnesses: EVANS/ OCKEY.
Proved 10 Sep 1814 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.

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1815

BERROW
BURRASTON
BURROW
GLASEBROOK
ONBRY
BURROW, William - of Ombersley (Boreley), farmer, 13 Jan 1815.
brother Edward BERROW and brother in law Edward GLASEBROOK both of Ombersley, farmers;   5 younger children - Edward, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, and Susannah BERROW.
Witnesses: ONBRY/ BURRASTON.
Proved 21 Oct 1815 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98412.

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1817

BENNET
BENNETT
JAMES
WEST
BENNETT, Phillip - of Newhampton, Leominster, 11 May 1812. (Ad)
to William BENNETT;   wife Sarah;   son William, Hopton's Corner, Stoke Lacy;   daurs Mary, Pollina, Ann;   relation Walter BENNETT of Pencombe. Walter BENNETT renounced and the son William BENNET adm.
Witnesses: WEST/ WEST/ JAMES.
Admon 26 Apr 1817 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.

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1817

BARNEBY
CHAMBERLAIN
HODGES
JOHNSON
WILSON
BARNEBY, John - of Brockhampton, Esq., 5 Oct 1813.
Francis JOHNSON, Esq. of Pershore but later of Bewdley but since removed from thence;   my brother Philip BARNEBY, Esq.;   my dear wife Elizabeth BARNEBY;   my eldest son John BARNEBY.
Witnesses: Mary HODGES,   Sarah CHAMBERLAIN,   Thomas WILSON.
Proved 13 Jun 1817 - PCC; Ref FHL#156185 PCC/1817: Folio 285.
NB: my 3rd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1818

BAYLIS
BEVAN
BUFFON
COLL
HIGGINSON
HODGES
POWELL
ROBERTS
BAYLIS, George - of Pixley, 5 Dec 1817.
my wife Elizabeth;   my tenants John COLL,   Thomas BUFFON otherwise HODGES and Thomas POWELL;   my son John BAYLIS - land at Pixley;   my son George BAYLIS - land at Dymock.
Witnesses: Benjamin ROBERTS, servant to Mr. BAYLIS;   Thomas BEVAN, servant to Mr. BAYLIS;   Geo: HIGGINSON of Ledbury, atty.
Proved 13 Nov 1818 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.
NB: my 5th great grand uncle - sjk

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1819

BOUCHER
WOODYATT
BOUCHER, Ann - of Cradley, widow. (Ad)
By John WOODYATT (the son).
Admon 20 Apr 1819 - HCC; Ref FHL#91627.

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1819

BOURNE
DANGERFIELD
HOMES
JAUNCEY
JOHNCEY
PACKWOOD
PROSSER
SMITH
TAYLOR
TURLEY
BOURNE, Edward - of Bishops Frome.
friends John JAUNCEY son of Robert JAUNCEY of Spawinton, Bishop Frome;   Richard HOMES of the Moorend, Much Cowarne, farmer;   brother John BOURNE;   Alice TAYLOR wife of John TAYLOR of Bishops Frome;   Mary PROSSER daur of Elizabeth TURLEY late PROSSER of Bosbury;   John JOHNCEY.
Witnesses: Robt DANGERFIELD,   Jno PACKWOOD,   Mary SMITH.
Proved 23 Apr 1819 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.

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1819

BARNES
BARNES, John - of Bishops Froome. (Ad)
To Margaret BARNES (wid and rel).
Admon 18 Nov 1819 - HCC; Ref FHL#91627.

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1820

BROWN
GARDINER
GWILLIM
PRITCHARD
VALE
WIGHT
BROWN, Richard - of Hall Court, Bishops Froome, gent, 28 Feb 1817.
Thomas PRITCHARD of Middleton, gent;   Thomas GWILLIM of Leadon, Bishops Frome, gent;   brother Joseph BROWN;   wife Mary;   nephew Thomas BROWN son of my later brother Robert BROWN;   Harriet and Charlot daurs of my late sister Mary GARDINER;   nephew Richard BROWN and my brother Robert;   The 2 daurs of my late brother Robert BROWN;   nephew John BROWN son of Robert BROWN.
Witnesses: William VALE, Robert VALE,   John WIGHT.
Proved 8 May 1820 - HCC; Ref FHL#91615.

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1820

BERROW
BOND
BRIDGE
POWELL
BERROW, Joseph - of Marcle, mason, 26 Jun 1821.
2 sons James and William - the Upper House;   daur and my wife;   sons Richard and Joseph.
Witnesses: William BOND,   Rd POWELL,   Thos BRIDGE.
Proved 4 Nov 1820; Ref FHL#91615.

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1821

BAYNHAM
BEALE
BETHELL
EVANS
HOPTON
MAYO
POOLE
POWELL
PRICE
PYCKE
PYKE
SAYER
SOUTH
THOMAS
WALL
WILLIAMS
BETHELL, Dorothy - of City of Hereford, spinster, 25 Nov 1818.
Died 19 Nov 1820 age 92;   buried Dinedor.
Mrs. Mary THOMAS of Arlingham Gloucs - 100£;   and her son Francis Henry THOMAS, Esq. and her daur Elizabeth SAYER wife of the Rev. Mr. John SAYER, Vicar of Arlingham;   Edward POOLE of Homend and Catherine his wife and his sister Mrs. Ann HOPTON of Canon Frome;   To Thomas WALL and his sister Dorothea Ann WALL children of Mr. Thomas WALL of city of Hereford, ironmonger;   my niece Ann BETHELL;   Mary Elizabeth SAYER daur of the said Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Mercy BEALE … MAYO,   Thos EVANS.
Codicil: 15 Oct 1819 - to William WALL son of Sarah WALL of Eardisley, widow;   to Ann and Mary WILLIAMS daurs of Henry WILLIAMS of Nunington;   Sarah BAYNHAM wife of William BAYNHAM of Hereford;   Mary PRICE wife of William PRICE of Hereford, glover;   Mrs. Mary Read PYCKE, wife of William PYKE of Exchequer Office, Inner Temple, London.
Witnesses to Codicil: Mary POWELL,   Mary SOUTH.
Proved 1 Jun 1821 PCC; Ref FHL#156236 PCC/Folio 314.

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1822

BERROW
BOWYER
CLARKE
CURWOOD
GROVE
PARKER
PARRY
WILKENS
WILKINS
WYMBS
BERROW, Joseph late - of the Island of St. Vincent in the West Indies, but at present of Chapelry of Defford, Worcester, 3 Mar 1818.
Estate named Browne Bank in Defford and Hill Croom;   wife Sarah BERROW;   sister Elizabeth WYMBS;   sister Margareta Maria WILKENS;   sister Mary PARRY;   daur Elizabeth BOWYER by her husband John BOWYER;   daur Jane CURWOOD and her husband John CURWOOD.
Witnesses: John Worrall GROVE clk, rector of Strensham;   Susana PARKER, widow of Strensham;   Anne GROVE of Strensham.
Codicil: 23 Apr 1821. Robert George CLARKE of Craven Street in the Strand, Westminster, and Christopher WILKINS and Margaret his wife.
Proved 23 Jan 1822 - PCC; Ref FHL#156244.
Note: son of Harvey BERROW, founder of Berrows Worcester Journal.

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1822

BRACE
YEARSLEY
BRACE, Ann - of Bromyard. (Ad)
To Mary YEARSLEY (wife of Stephen YEARSLEY the daur of the deceased).
Admon 1 Jun 1822 - HCC; Ref FHL#91627.

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1823

BURRASTON
BURROW
SANDERS
SOLEY
WEEKS
BURROW, Thomas - of Ombersley, gentleman, farmer, 15 Jun 1819.
sons Samuel Dalby BURROW, Thomas BURROW and John BURROW;   children under 21 my daughters Ann BURROW,   Mary wife of John SANDERS,   son Joseph BURROW, Edward BURROW, Sarah BURROW, Elizabeth BURROW,   Jane [married Vincent WEEKS], wife Ann.
Witnesses: Geo SOLEY,   Thos BURRASTON,   Jn BURRASTON Sen.
Proved 5 Jul 1823; Ref FHL#98420.

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1824

ALLEN
BERROW
BISHOP
RIDER
BERROW, William - of All Saints, Worcester.
Will renounced by William BISHOP and Thomas RIDER the surviving executors.
To Ann wife of Job ALLEN daur of deceased.
Admon 6 May 1824; Proved 6 Dec 1824 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98421.

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1825

BATCHELLER
BLISSET
BLISSETT
DELL
FRANKHAM
SIMMONS
BLISSET, Francis - of Bath, gent, 30 Jun 1823.
wife Elizabeth;   John FRANKHAM of Bath, gent;   Samuel BATCHELLER of Corston, Somerset, gent;   natural son Francis White BLISSETT;   nephew John DELL;   niece Mary SIMMONS.
To the widow of my late relation Thomas BLISSETT.
Proved 26 Mar 1825 PCC; Ref FHL#156288 PCC/1825 #117.

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1825

BADLAND
BEARCROFT
BUSK
CALDER
COLLY
DANGERFIELD
GREEN
BADLAND, James - of Cradley, labourer, 24 Dec 1819.
to my wife Susannah BADLAND - my copyhold in Cradley for life and then to my daughter Nancy COLLY (wife of Thomas COLLY of Cradley, bricklayer) for her life, and then to my said son in law Thomas COLLY for life and then to the ch'n of my said daughter Nancy COLLY;   to my friends Tracey CALDER* of Hillhouse in Cradley, gent. & Harvey BEARCROFT* of Leigh, Worcs, farmer - all my goods on trust to permit my wife Susannah to use them for life & then to my said son in law & daughter Thomas COLLY and Nancy his wife until my sons William, Joseph, John & James arrive in England provided that is within 5 years of my wife's death and to share equally & if none then to Nancy & her heirs for ever.   James (X) BADLAND.
Witnesses: Thomas GREEN of Cradley,   John (X) BUSK of Cradley,   Rob: DANGERFIELD attorney Bromyard.
Proved Hereford 12 Nov 1825.

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1826

BENNETT
BERROW
COLEMAN
DOWNES
GRIFFIN
JENKS
ROBINSON
SMITH
YAPP
BENNETT, Jane - of Stoke Lacy, 1 Jun 1813.
friends Francis JENKS of Bromyard, farmer,   James ROBINSON of Stoke Lacy, gent;   Huddlefield purchased of Mr. Thomas COLEMAN;   nephew and friend John JENKS of Horsenet, Grendon Bishop;   Elizabeth wife of Giles BERROW and daur of John YAPP;   Ann wife of --- GRIFFIN of Thornbury;   Mary JENKS wife of Francis JENKS;   Elizabeth SMITH wife of John Hammond SMITH of the Cross,   Worcester, woolen draper;   Jane wife of John DOWNES of Woodend, Evesbatch.
Proved 27 Oct 1826 - HCC; Ref FHL#91615.

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1827

BOSWOOD
COLLINS
BOSWOOD, Thomas - of Ledbury. (Ad)
To James COLLINS for limited and special purposes.
Limited Admon 5 Apr 1827 - HCC; Ref FHL#91627.

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1827

ACTON
ASTON
BERROW
DAVIES
FOWLER
BERROW, Evan - of Eaton Bishop, 10 May 1823.
wife Mary.
Witnesses: Jn ASTON of Hereford atty,   Thos DAVIES,   Thos G. ACTON,   clerks to ASTON.
Codicil: 16 Feb 1825 - has purchased land of Lewis FOWLER at Clehonger.
Proved 14 Sep 1827 - HCC; Ref FHL#91723.

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1827

BOUCHER
WOODYATT
YAPP
BOUCHER, Anthony - of Cradley, 15 Nov 1827.
John WOODYATT of Cradley - all.
Witnesses: Richard YAPP,   William WOODYATT, Richard WOODYATT.
Proved 23 Nov 1827 - HCC; Ref FHL#91616.

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1828

BENNETT
COOK
DANGERFIELD
DERRY
GRIFFITHS
MOWELL
BENNETT, Walter - of Pencombe, farmer, 10 May 1822.
my brother Phillip BENNETT, Newparke, Little Cowarne;   Land at Pencombe devised to me by my late uncle Richard BENNETT, dcsd;   my cousin Mary DERRY who now lives with me;   my nephew Richard DERRY wno now lives with me;   my nephew Richard DERRY's mother is Mary DERRY;   my sister Sarah COOK the wife of John COOK of Pencombe.
Witnesses: Robt DANGERFIELD,   F GRIFFITHS,   M MOWELL.
Proved 16 Feb 1828 - HCC; Ref FHL#91616.
NB: my 2nd cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1828

BENNETT
DANGERFIELD
DERRY
BENNETT, James - of Stoke Lacy, gent, 2 Feb 1827.
Articles of agreement prior to my marriage with my dear wife Mary dated 17 Apr 1823: James BENNETT of 1st part;   wife Mary (then Mary DERRY, spinster) 2nd part and Richard DERRY, gent of the 3rd part.
All lands to said Richard DERRY in trust;   my youngest son William BENNETT;   my said two sons James & William
Witnesses: Phillip BENNETT of Bromyard, gent;   Francis DERRY, junr of Moreton Jeffries, gent;   Robt DANGERFIELD, atty of Bromyard.
Proved 19 Jul 1828 - HCC.
NB: 2nd cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1829

BERROW
CRISP
HOLDSNOT
KING
MUNN
WALKER
BERROW, Thomas - of Grimley, 29 May 1828.
father Samuel BERROW - lands at Hallow & Grimley;   mother also living.
Trustees: Joseph WALKER and John MUNN both of Grimley.
brother Samuel;   brother William;   my said 2 brothers and sister Jane CRISP.
Witnesses: Willaim KING,   William HOLDSNOT, Wm P attorney Worcs.
Proved 14 Feb 1829 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98426.

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1829

BENNETT
BERROW
GOUGH
TROKE
BERROW, James - of Allensmore, farmer, 10 Apr 1828.
wife Mary Ann BERROW;   Thomas BENNETT of Eaton Bishop, farmer.
Witnesses: Thos GOUGH,   Joseph TROKE.
Proved 19 Feb 1829 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91723.

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1829

BADLAND
BEARCROFT
BRUNTON
COLLEY
DANGERFIELD
OWEN
TURNER
WEST
WHINN-JONES
BADLAND, Susannah - of Leigh in the county of Worcester, widow, 7 Feb 1828.
Whereas my son, Joseph BRUNTON esquire alias John BADLAND lately departed this life in the Quarter of Diego Martin in the Island of Trinidad intestate and without having been married and by the laws of the said Island I, as his mother, am the sole and natural heiress in the ascending line. At the time of his death he was proprietor of 3 sugar plantations called or known as Pampluna in the Quarter of Saint Juans de Aricagua Diamond, St.Lucien & Westmoreland in the Quarter of Diego Martin with all lands, works, buildings, cultivations and slaves etc, which I now give to my son-in-law Thomas COLLEY* of Leigh, mason, all those said sugar plantations etc (as above) and all my possessions there or in the United Kingdom to him his heirs or assigns for ever on these trusts: To encash all my personal estate and to sell the sugar plantations to pay the funeral costs of myself and of my said son Joseph BRUNTON alias John BADLAND and to divide the remainder into 8 equal parts to be given as follows: (i) to my son William BADLAND;   (ii) to my son Joseph BADLAND;   (iii) to my son James BADLAND;   (iv) to my daughter Ann COLLEY wife of the said Thomas COLLEY for her sole benefit notwithstanding her coverture;   (v)to my grandson James BRUNTON alias James BADLAND of the Island of Trinidad;   (vi) to the said Thomas COLLEY for his own benefit;   (vii) to be invested for the benefit of the Mulatta Boy born about the 25th Feb 1813 of the body of a female Negro called Maria Louisa at that time a slave to or living with my son the said Joseph BRUNTON until the said Mulatta Boy or Youth attains the age of 21 years when he shall have the principal;   (viii) to be invested for the benefit of Marie Louisa Jones BRUNTON, natural daughter of Mrs Catherine WHINN JONES or late of Warrington, Lancashire, now being about 14yrs of age and at school at Preston, Lancashire, until she be 21 or married when she is to have the principal.
If any of these legatees should die before receiving their legacies and without leaving lawful issue then their respective shares are to be divided between the survivors of the legatees. Provided that if the said Mulatta Boy or Marie Louisa Jones BRUNTON should take the personal estate of the said Joseph BRUNTON alias John BADLAND by virtue of his Will dated at Liverpool on 17 Nov 1815, then I revoke the gifts made to them;   if this happens then Thomas COLLEY is to divide their shares into 6 equal parts of which 1 part is to go to each of the said William BADLAND, Joseph BADLAND, James BADLAND, (my sons), the said Ann COLLEY and Thomas COLLEY and the said James BRUNTON alias BADLAND (my grandson) - Made by Susannah (X) BADLAND on 7 Feb 1828.
Witnesses: George BEARCROFT,   Robert DANGERFIELD,   Robert DANGERFIELD,   William WEST.
Proved at London (PCC) on 11 Jul 1829 by the oath of Thomas  COLLEY the executor named. TNA Ref: PROB 11/1757 fr. 402.
Note: The testator was Susannah BADLAND (née Susannah TURNER) the widow of James BADLAND, an ag. lab. of Cradley, Herefordshire. She d.1828 at Leigh; he d.1825 at Cradley. His Will (Hereford 12 Nov 1825), gives no impression of wealth. It is clear from his Will that his sons were all abroad and were to inherit his small estate only if they returned home. It seems therefore to follow that his son John (alias Joseph BRUNTON) died between 1825 and 1828. Susannah had been an heiress for a very short time. James BADLAND (her husband) had been born in Presteigne in 1739, the son of John and Olive BADLAND. Their family had lived in/around Staunton-on-Arrow in Herefordshire since the first decade of the 15th century. By the early 19th century however the BADLAND family had lost all their land and were poor farm labourers. Why or how John BADLAND alias Joseph BRUNTON acquired his alias or his Trinidad estates is unknown. Marie Louisa Jones BRUNTON was a music teacher and lived with her half-brother the Revd Owen OWEN, vicar of Kelbrook, Yorkshire, until her death in 1889. The 'Mulatta Boy' had a son, Nicholas BRUNTON, a rich estate owner in Trinidad, the man who first imported indentured East Indian labourers into that colony.

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1829

BROWN
DUTSON
VALE
BROWN, Joseph - of Bishops Frome, 31 Mar 1825.
wife Mary.
Witnesses: Ann VALE,   Philip DUTSON,   William VALE.
Proved 17 Nov 1829 - HCC; Ref FHL#91616.

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1830

BERROW
CRISP
FINCH
BERROW, John - of Grimley, bachelor. (Ad)
Samuel BERROW of Grimley, farmer;   Thomas CRISP of Hallow, farmer;   William FINCH of Worcs, attorney at law.
Both of John BERROW's parents dead and his natural and lawful brother Samuel BERROW, only next of kin is since deceased and that he the appearer is the natural and lawful nephew and one of the next of kin.
Admon 24 Dec 1830 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98427.

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1831

BARNEBY
BEST
DANSIE
FREEMAN
BARNEBY, Richard, Esq. - of Worcester, gent, 26 Mar 1823.
wife Elizabeth;   my cousin John FREEMAN, Esq.;   my friend and partner Mr. James BEST;   my oldest son Richard;   my 3 daurs Elizabeth, Mary, & Caroline Louisa;   my son Thomas;   John FREEMAN the yr. Esq. son of said John FREEMAN.
Codicil: on or about 26 March last. my youngest daur Caroline Louisa has died;   my wife's late uncle - Robert Sweeting DANSIE, Esq.;   my children{s} grandfather DANSIE;   my brother in law John FREEMAN, Esq;   my nephew John FREEMAN.
Proved 17 Feb 1831 - PCC; Ref FHL#156373 PCC/1835: Folio 65.
NB: my 3rd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1831

AMPHLETT
BERROW
CRISP
BERROW, Samuel - of Grimley, 9 Jun 1827.
William AMPHLETT of the Rigend in parish Wichenford;   eldest son Samuel BERROW, 2nd son Thomas BERROW;   daur Jane CRISP;   youngest son William BERROW.
Executrix: wife Marth BERROW.
Proved 18 Apr 1831 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98428.

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1832

BERROW
GILBERT
BERROW, John - of Kingstone, 2 Apr 1830.
friend John GILBERT of Rollstone;   Land at Allensmore and Kingstone;   my sons John BERROW, Thomas BERROW and Jams BERROW;   my 4 children Robert, William, Elizabeth and Amelia BERROW.
Proved 26 Jul 1832 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91723.

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1833

BADHAM
DERRY
GALLIES
HOMES
TURNER
VALE
BADHAM, William - of Walton, Bishops Froome, gentleman, 10 Apr 1831.
William VALE of Bishops Froome, farmer;   Richard DERRY of the Hillend, Much Cowarne, farmer;   "I am entitled unto as Heir at law to my brother Francis BADHAM late of Birch Moreton and nephew Francis BADHAM";   Henry Badham DERRY and Mary An DERRY the son and daur of the said Richard DERRY (not 21).
Witnesses: Nathaniel DERRY, Parsonage, Much Cowarne,   Samuel TURNER, Waton,   Thos: GALLIES clerk to Mr HOMES atty Poolend nr Ledbury.
Proved 5 Feb 1833 - HCC; Ref FHL#91617.

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1833

BLISSET
BLISSETT
SIMMONS
WHITE
BLISSET, Elizabeth - of Bath, widow, 11 Feb 1833.
late husband Francis BLISSETT;   husbands niece Mary SIMMONS;   late husbands son Francis Blisset WHITE;   Commonly called Francis BLISSET.
Proved 15 Mar 1833 - PCC/1833 #137; Ref FHL#156405.

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1833

BURROW
TOLLEY
WEEKS
BURROW, Samuel Dolby - of Oldbury, St John Bedwardine, Worcs, farmer, 18 May 1832.
brother Joseph BURROW of Bourn's House, Ombersley;   brother in law Vincent WEEKS of Lion Inn, Bromyard;   wife Martha;   children Ann, Martha, Elizabeth, Mary, Jane,   Samuel, Thomas and any child with which my wife may have of me after.
Witnesses: Sarah BURROW,   Elizabeth TOLLEY.
Proved 13 Apr 1833 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98430.

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1833

BERROW
BERROW, William - of Upton Bishop. (Ad)
Elizabeth BERROW (wid and rel).
Admon 24 Jul 1833 - HCC; Ref FHL#91627.

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1834

BEROW
BERROW
CHAPMAN
GUY
JOHNSON
ROGERS
WATHEN
WEAVER
BERROW, Thomas - of the Green, Much Dewchurch, farmer, 12 Jul 1833.
Executors: nephew William BEROW of Kingstone, Heref, farmer and son William BERROW.
dear wife Ann BERROW (goods belonging to her prior tour marriage);   Lands purchased of William CHAPMAN at Allensmore;   Land purchased of Mrs. WEAVER deceased and Mr. John WATHEN Allensmore;   eldest son Thomas BERROW, sons William and John;   5 daurs Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, Jane and Harriet.
Witnesses: Thos GUY, clerk to ..solcr, Heref.;   John JOHNSON, wheelwright, Allensmore;   Richard ROGERS, servant to Mr. BERROW.
Proved 1 Mar 1834 - HCC; Ref FHL#91617.

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1834

?HANDS
?MYTHEINTON
BLACHFORD
BROON
BRYDGES
CARD
COOPER
CORBETT
FURNIVALL
GREGORY
HARCOURT
HILLYARD
MIDDLEMORE
NOEL
PLEYDELL
POLLIT
PORTMAN
ROWNEY
SEYMORE
SMITH
VAUGHAN
WARREN
WYNNE
BRYDGES, William - of Woolhope co Hereford, "Serjeant at Law", 30 May 1734.
To be buried at How Caple near my late wife;   my daughters Mistress Susanna GREGORY and Mistress Grace WYNNE to have the Rectory and Parsonage of Weston Zoyland & glebelands and tithes in Weston Middlezoy and other parishes, co Somerset, which I hold for 3 lives from the Bishop of Bath and Wells, charging (the same) with payment of £2000 to my brother Henry BRYDGES of London, woollendraper, my nephew William BRYDGES of Tiberton co Hereford and Thomas ROWNEY of the City of Oxford, Esqs upon Trust to pay the income to my daughter Elizabeth MIDDLEMORE for life (then) the use of her son William MIDDLEMORE (and any other ch'n she may have).
Further lands in the Moorland i/t/s/p of Weston (by lease from Edward or Edmund Moreton PLEYDELL Esq);   land bought from Mrs Mary POLLIT of Curdiff [sic] in co Glamorgan;   lands at Woolhope co Hereford lately bought from Mr William SMITH of Bucknell [? Co Salop] and Mr William BROON of Wythington.
Also Mentioned: sons-in-law William GREGORY and William WYNNE Esqs;   HILLYARD the Cook;   grandchildren William Cope GREGORY, Robert GREGORY, Noel GREGORY and Francis GREGORY - £400 each, Ann GREGORY and Susanna GREGORY - £1200 each, Katherine GREGORY - £800 at 21 (all under 16);   grandchildren Susanna WYNNE - £1000, Edward WYNNE - £400, William MIDDLEMORE - £400.
Pictures of my grandfather, father & mother BRYDGES;   my brothers Francis BRYDGES, Kemp BRYDGES and His Grace the Duke of Shrewsbury;   to my daughter Mrs WYNNE - the picture of her with her two sisters and also the picture of her grandparents NOEL, her aunt ROWNEY and of Lord Chancellor HARCOURT.
to my daughter MIDDLEMORE - her own picture and those of her aunt and uncle BLACHFORD, of the Duchess of Shrewsbury and of The Milkmaids of the Magdalen which hung in her mother's closet in Boswell Court;   various silver items with the Arms of the Testator's wife.
Others Mentioned: servant and bailiff Richard SEYMORE;   servants Katherine ?MYTHEINTON, Jane FURNIVALL and Henry ?HANDS;   the poor of the above-named parishes in Somerset and of Woolhope, How Caple, Fownhope and Sollers Hope in co Hereford.
Sole Executrix: my eldest daughter Susanna GREGORY (she to have R&R)
Witnesses: Mar: VAUGHAN,   Mary CORBETT,   Elizabeth PORTMAN.
Proved PCC 1 Dec 1736 by Susanna GREGORY (and again on 15 Aug 1834)
2nd Probate by Thomas COOPER of John St, Bedford Row, London, Gent the nominee of the Revd Edward Philip COOPER of Southam, co Warwick, Clerk and John William WARREN of the Grove, Kentish Town co Mdsx Esq (for) that part of the deceased's estate in the Manor and Lordship of Biddesworth in Finchley co Mdsx for which William BRYDGES had a lease of 500 years, Susanna GREGORY having died a widow and intestate)
Notes: A full account of the BRYDGES family can be found in Burke's Commoners, Vol 4 pp551-6. The testator was the uncle of William BRYDGES of Tiberton (1681-1764) whose first wife was Jane CARD. For her father's Will see Andrew CARD 28 Feb 1731/2.

 

1835

BENNETT
HARTLAND
LEWIS
BENNETT, Ellen - of Lea, 27 Nov 1834.
brother, my sister Comfort, my sister Susan, my uncle Henry HARTLAND,   my father John BENNETT.
Witnesses: LEWIS/?  
Proved 2 Apr 1835 - HCC; Ref FHL#91618.

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1836

BOYCOT
BURROWS
NEWSON
NICHOLS
BURROWS, John - of Kidderminster, grocer, malster, 4 Oct 1834. Died on or about 24 Oct 1836.
Frances BURROWS widow and John and Edward BURROWS;   wife Frances;   2 sons John and Edward BURROWS.
Witnesses: NEWSON/ NICHOLS/ BOYCOT.
Proved 26 Dec 1836 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98433.

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1839

BLISSET
BLISSETT
FREEMAN
BLISSET, Joseph - of Letton Court, Herefs, 21 Feb 1831. Died 5 Oct 1838 at Clifton in Bristol age 71.
dear daur Mary BLISSET, dear daur Jane;   "John FREEMAN formerly of Letton Court by his will";   dear wife Elizabeth BLISSET;   son George BLISSET - land at Grenwich and Bethnal Green, Kent;   dwelling house at Clifton, Bristol;   son Charles - estate at Upton St. Leonards, Gloucs;   "copper trade".
Proved 15 Feb 1839 PCC; Ref FHL#156499 - PCC/Folio 75.
NB: 3rd cousin 6th removed - sjk
Note: Joseph BLISSETT was involved with the John FREEMAN Copper Company in Bristol.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning B - Will #00184 - rrl

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1841

BURRESTON
BURROW
SANDERS
TAYLOR
WEEKS
BURROW, Joseph - of Bournhouse, Ombersley, farmer, 22 May 1838. Died 25 Oct 1840.
sister Sarah BURROW of Bournhouse, Ombersley, spinster;   Vincent WEEKS of Bromyard, victualler and malster;   brothers Thomas, John and Edward;   sisters: Mary wife of John SANDERS,   Sara BURROW,   Jane wife of Vincent WEEKS and Ann wife of William BURROW;   brother Samuel's children viz: Ann, Martha, Elizabeth, Jane, Samuel, Thomas and Vincent Joseph BURROW.
Witnesses: TAYLOR/ BURRESTON.
Proved 23 Mar 1841 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98440.

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1841

BEARCROFT
DEAKIN
DOWNING
ESSEX
JONES
MEROORND
SMITH
TAYLOR
VEAL
WEST
BEARCROFT, Harvey Berrow - of Leigh, farmer, 10 Jan 1835.
2 friends George BEARCROFT, minister of the gospel and John JONES of the Bank, Leigh, gent;   wife Elizabeth, daur Elizabeth, son George Deakin BEARCROFT;   sister in law Mary DEAKIN, nephews and nieces;   brother George,   John TAYLOR,   Thos D MEROORND,   Abel SMITH, servnt to Mr. BEARCROFT.
Codicil: 5 Sep 1841. Aunt Hannah VEAL,   brother George BEARCROFT,   nephew John DOWNING,   niece Sarah BEARCROFT,   niece Sarah WEST,   niece Elizabeth ESSEX.
Proved 16 Dec 1841 - HCC; Ref FHL#98441.

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1842

BURROW
DICKENS
REECE
BURROW, Thomas - of Severn Stoke, gentleman, farmer, 12 Jan 1832.
wife Mary BURROW;   Mary wife of my son Thomas BURROW city of Worcester, saddler;   and to his children.
Witnesses: REECE/ DICKENS.
Proved 14 Nov 1842 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98442.

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1843

BENNETT
CONNOP
COOKE
DENT
DERRY
ECKLEY
GRIFFITHS
HAYLING
LEWIS
MORRIS
PITT
BENNETT, Philip - of Lugwardine, gent, 14 Mar 1840. Died 15 Oct 1842.
my nephew William COOKE of Lyde - 60£;   my niece Sarah COOKE wife of James ECKLEY of Bromyard, gent;   Land purchased from the trustees of the late Mr. HAYLING situate at Stoke Lacy now in occupation of Mary DENT;   my nephew Thomas DERRY and my friend Thomas GRIFFITHS of Bromyard, postmaster upon trust;   my sister Sarah COOKE;   my niece Sarah MORRIS;   my sister Mary DERRY;   my 7 nephews and nieces (namely) Mary (the wife of Thomas PITT, surgeon),   Elizabeth DERRY, the said Thomas DERRY (my trustee),   Sarah COOKE (wife of James ECKLEY),   Harriet DERRY, Philip BENNETT DERRY & Louisa DERRY.
Witnesses: James CONNOP of Lugwardine,   Abraham LEWIS of Lugwardine.
Proved 6 May 1843 - HCC; Ref FHL#91619.

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1843

BARRETT
GARDINER
BARRETT, Harriet - of Ledbury, widow. (Ad)
To Charlotte GARDINER (the sister).
Admon 24 Jul 1843 - HCC; Ref FHL#91628.

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1844

BOXHALL
BRADLEY
LUCKROCK
RANDALL
WOODYATT
BRADLEY, John - artist - of Pall Mall, Westminster, 30 Jul 1829.
brothers James BRADLEY and Andrew BRADLEY of Pall Mall, china and glass dealers;   daur Louisa Marianne BRADLEY and any other child or children my wife and I may have;   cousins Isabella LUCKROCK,   Margaret BOXHALL,   Hannah RANDALL;   Anything my wife receives by her father or mother's will shall be at her own disposal.
Addition: 30 Jul 1829. Codicils: 7 Apr 1834 and 31 Jul 1838.
Proved 30 May 1844 - PCC; Ref FHL#156591 - PCC.
Note: His wife was Marianne WOODYATT of Hereford, he was a watercolor artist. The Gentlemen's Magazine has a good article on him in it.

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1845

ALLEN
BURROW
GURNEY
HEMMING
HYDE
JENKINS
PHILPOTT
BURROW, William - of the Rhyde in Madresfield, 1 Apr 1845.
Now living in the service of J H ALLEN of the Rhyd, Esq.
son of my master Charles ALLEN, clerk;   Thomas PHILPOTT cler of this parish;   To my reputed daughter Mary GURNEY;   brothers Samuel and John;   sister Mary wife of Thomas JENKINS. To children of brother Samuel: 1/6 Ann eldest child of Samuel, 5/6 to 5 younger children of Samuel.
Witnesses: HEMMING/ HYDE.
Proved 30 Apr 1845 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98447.

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1846

ALLBUT
BOUCHER
WILLIAMS
BOUCHER, Richard - of Clifford co Hereford, farmer, 1 Nov 1845.
Asks to be buried at Clifford next to late dear wife.
son Richard BOUCHER - all my freehold farm called The Puddock;   my sons George BOUCHER, John BOUCHER, Baldwin BOUCHER and James BOUCHER - various properties (but John to receive his share less £100 already advanced to him);   to son George BOUCHER - the Bridge Cottage.
Executors: sons James BOUCHER and Baldwin BOUCHER.
Witnesses: Bridget WILLIAMS,   Joseph ALLBUT.
Proved 7 Nov 1846 in the Probate Court for the district of Hereford by  Baldwin BOUCHER, power reserved for James.
Testator d. 11 Nov 1845 with an estate worth less than £300.
Note: This Will can be found at the HRO in the collection of Deeds AL89/22. Most of the first 24 items in this collection refer to Castleton Farm in Clifford but it is not immediately apparent how this Will is concerned with that property.

 

1849

BERROW
BOWYER
STEVENSON
BERROW, William - of Grimley, 12 May 1849.
wife Mary Ann BERROW;   brother Samuel BERROW.
Witnesses: H J STEVENSON,   James BOWYER of Grimley brickmaker.
Proved 15 Dec 1849 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98455.

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1850

BURROW
GARLAND
TURNER
BURROW, Edward - of Little Witley, farmer, 20 Jun 1849.
Of the Well Farm, Little Witley. Died on or about 29 Oct 1850.
wife Sarah - All.
Witnesses: GARLAND, solicitor Worcs,   John TURNER his clerke.
Proved 21 Dec 1850 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98457.

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1851

BURGESS
REA
BURGESS, Milborough - of Powick. Died on or about 25 Jan 1842 intestate.
husband Richard BURGESS of Powick, butcher;   William BURGESS of same, gardiner;   Christopher REA of Worcester.
Admon 5 Nov 1851 - Worcs ; Ref FHL#98459.

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1852

BISS
BODENHAM
HARRISON
HAYWOOD
HUGHES
PULLING
BISS, Susanna - late of the City of Hereford but now of Wilton near Ross, widow, 15 Feb 1830.
All my messuages, warehouses, wharfs, lands, tenements and hereditaments which I have since purchased from the Mayor and Corporation of the City of Hereford and everything else to be divided into 3 between 1) my son Charles BISS, 2) my son Henry BISS and 3) my son-in-law William PULLING and Elizabeth PULLING his wife (my daughter) with the proviso that if Charles wishes to buy out his siblings, he is permitted to do so.   Charles BISS also to be Exor.
Witnesses: Henry HARRISON of Ross,   Anne HAYWOOD servant to Mrs BISS at Wilton,   FL BODENHAM, Solicitor of Hereford.
Codicil: 15 Feb 1830 (same witnesses)
Proved 21 Aug 1852 (deceased as of Wilton on Wye i/t/p Bridstow)  in Hereford by Charles BISS.
The testatrix died 6 Feb 1836 (sic)
Notes: Susanna daughter of John HUGHES of Monmouth mar 1780 in Hereford to James BISS who ran a wharfinger's and corndealer's business near the Cathedral. She continued the businesses for some years after her husband's death (see his Will 25 Aug 1812) before moving to Bridstow near her son Charles (b. c1790). Her eldest son James (the only one of their children not born in Hereford) died in Monmouth in 1836. The HRO has a collection of deeds relating to this family. Her son in law William PULLING was a wine-merchant in Hereford; his business near St Peter's Church was eventually taken over by Tanners.

 

1852

BURROW
PITT
SILVESTER
BURROW, William - of Ombersley, farmer. Died on or about 8 Aug 1852. (Ad)
Ann BURROW of Ombersley (widow and relict);   Thomas SILVESTER, farmer of same;   Thomas PITT of Broadwater in parish of Wolverley, farmer.
Admon 20 Nov 1852 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98461.

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1853

BOWEN
CHAMBERLAINE
MUNN
SMITH
BOWEN, William - of Wellington, 25 May 1843. Died 26 Feb 1853.
wife Frances BOWEN;   son William BOWEN land at Marden;   daur Frances MUNN;   daur Ann CHAMBERLAINE,   daur Mary BOWEN;   Thomas SMITH of Wellington.
Proved 14 Jun 1853 - HCC.

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1853

BURROW
FOLEY
NILL
BURROW, William - of Monkwood Green, Grimley, labourer, 23 Jan 1843.
mother Elizabeth BURROW;   wife Ann.
Witnesses: Henry FOLEY solcr Worcs,   Saml NILL.
Proved 5 Oct 1853 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98463.

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1854

BURROW
HERBERT
BURROW, Margaret - of Worcester, spinster. (Ad)
Of Parish of St. Martins, Worcs;   Thomas BURROW (her father) appeared.
She died on or about 20 Apr 1846 intestate and spinster.
Thomas BURROW of Severn Stoke gentleman;   Thomas Best BURROW of Worcester, saddler;   William HERBERT of Kempsey, gentleman.
Admon 24 Feb 1854 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98464.

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1855

BAKER
BEST
HASTINGS
MORSE
WILLIS
BAKER, Benjamin, Esq. (Lt.Col. Hon East India Company, Ltd) - of Claines in Worcester, Major in the Madras Army.
Sir Charles HASTINGS of Worcester, Knight, Dr.;   James BEST of same solicitor;   my daur Frances Penelope wife of Robert Bruce WILLIS, Esq. and then to her children;   my daur Mary Martha wife of Charles Henry MORSE, Esq. Captain in the Bombay Army;   Will of my mother Mrs. Martha BAKER;   my late brother Captain William BAKER;   John Walpole WILLIS of St. John Bedwardine;   James BEST.
Proved 31 Dec 1855 - PCC/Folio 970; Ref FHL#156816.
NB: husband of my 4th cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1856

BENBOW
CHURCH
ECKLEY
FINNEY
GREEN
SMITH
WEEKS
BENBOW, Thomas - of Brockington, Grendon Bishop, 26 May 1856. Died 9 Jul 1856.
Richard GREEN of Newberry, Grendon Bishop, farmer;   James BENBOW of the Folly, Stoke Lacy, farmer;   5 daurs - Emma CHURCH,   Eliza BENBOW, Sarah BENBOW, Hannah BENBOW, Harriet BENBOW.
Witnesses: James ECKLEY,   J B WEEKS, clerk to Mr. James ECKLEY.
Codicil: 20 Jun 1856. Richard GREEN revoked and George SMITH of Leominster, butcher and Rupert FINNEY of Grendon House, Grendon Bishop.
Proved 1856 - HCC; Ref FHL#91621.

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1856

BROWN
COLLINS
HARTLAND
JAUNCEY
POWELL
SMITH
BROWN, William - of Walkers, Much Marcle, 21 Jul 1856. Died 8 Aug 1856.
John JAUNCEY a son of my wife's natural son William JAUNCEY;   son John BROWN;   son Joseph BROWN;   wife Ann;   James POWELL of Walton, Much Marcle, farmer;   William HARTLAND of the Rock, Sollers Hope, farmer;   William JAUNCEY a natural son of my wife's.
Witnesses: Jas COLLINS, gent, Putley;   William SMITH, Hall Court, Much Marcle.
Proved 18 Dec 1856 - HCC; Ref FHL#91621.

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1857

BERROW
BISHOP
BULLOCK
POWICK
SANDERS
WALCOT
BERROW, Samuel - of Wichenford, farmer. Died on or about 11 Aug 1857.
wife Elizabeth;   daur Mary Ann wife of James POWICK and his children by her;   Land at Grimley called the Church Farm;   James BULLOCK of Ball Mill, Grimley, miller;   Samuel BISHOP of Grimley, farmer;   {grandson} James POWICK the younger son of my said daur;   grandson John POWICK, her other children.
Witnesses: Thos SANDERS clerk,   John WALCOT, solcr, Worcs.
Proved 12 Oct 1857 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98471.

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1861

BEAVAN
BEAVAN, John - of Kinton/Leintwardine, Herefordshire.
Died 6 Dec 1861, son James is beneficiary.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1863

BEAVAN
BEAVAN, Thomas - of Allensmore, Herefordshire.
Died 12 Apr 1863.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1870

BEAUMONT
MDX
BEAUMONT, Ann - spinster of Kington, Herefordshire.
Died 5 Nov 1870, brother James in co. Middlesex is the beneficiary.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1871

BEAUMONT
BEAUMONT, Aaron - of Stoke Edith, widower. (Ad)
Died 25 Apr 1871. Admon of effects granted 9 Jun 1871 to son Moses.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1884

BADLAND
CHILDES
FORRESTER
BADLAND, John - of Stapleton, farmer, 11 Oct 1883.
to my wife Jane BADLAND* - my house etc for life and then to my son John Deakins BADLAND with other lands in Stapleton Hill;   to my son Thomas Deakins BADLAND - other land on Stapleton Hill;   the Trinity Acre to be divided between them;   my sons to pay an annuity to their mother;   to my sister Mary BADLAND - £160.
Witnesses: John FORRESTER attorney's clerk Presteigne,   James CHILDES, Stapleton.
Proved at Hereford 28 Oct 1884 by the executrix.
Note: Testator died 11 May 1884 at Stapleton.

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1887

BADLAND
DEAKINS
EVANS
HUNT
BADLAND, Thomas Deakins - of Whim Farm i/t/p Presteigne, 17 Dec 1884.
my wife Elizabeth Anne BADLAND, my brother John Deakins BADLAND & my cousin Edward James DEAKINS to be guardians to my 2 sons John Thomas BADLAND & Edwards Evans BADLAND;   my sons to inherit when the younger reaches 21.
Witnesses: R.W.J. HUNT, rector of Byton;   Fanny EVANS, Whim, Presteigne.
Proved at Hereford 26 Sep 1887 by John Deakins BADLAND.
Note: Testator died 6 Jan 1885 at Whim.

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1895

BADLAND
HARRIS
HUGHES
WILLIAMS
BADLAND, Hannah - of the Greenend, in the parish of Presteigne, 30 Jun 1883.
John HUGHES* of Greeenfield Cott., gardener, to be executor;   to my husband George BADLAND - everything but £1 to each of my children attending my funeral.
Witnesses: Wm. HARRIS,   Rees WILLIAMS.
Proved 8 Jul 1895 at Hereford by the executor.

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1900

BADLAND
FARMER
KINSEY
LUCAS
ROGERS
STANSFIELD
STEPHENS
BADLAND, George - of Green End i/t/p Presteigne, labourer, 4 Feb 1899.
to my daughter Susan LUCAS - £3 etc;   to my daughter Mary STANSFIELD - £3 etc;   to Arthur FARMER - a share;   Richard ROGERS* of High Street, Presteigen to be executor.
Witnesses: John KINSEY, of Hoddell Farm, Kinnerton;   Willie Hamar STEPHENS, grocers assistasnt, Presteigne.
Proved Hereford 3 Jan 1900 by the executor.

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1900

BADLAND
BAKER
DAVIES
TEMPLE
BADLAND, Mary - of Stapleton Hill, widow, 1 May 1899.
everything to my sister Elizabeth DAVIES*.
Witnesses: Anthony TEMPLE, solicitor, Kington;   E. BAKER, widow, Stapleton.
Proved at Hereford 9 Jul 1900 to Elizabeth DAVIES spinster the executrix.

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