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:-

 

1545

CARELAS
CARLAS
HAWELL
POWELL
CARLAS, Rycharde - of Tadington, July ?.
Thomas HAWELL, Jone (vyfall d?);   Tomas CARELAS,   Wyllyam CARLAS,   Mathew POWELL, wife Elysabet, son Jhon.
Proved 1545 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91638.

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1546

BROWN
CONNAP
CONNAPPE
DAVYS
HALL
HEBE
HOLDEWALKER
LEWYS
MORTON
PEYTWYNG
RICHARDS
SHEPPARD
SMYTH
STYVYNS
YEADEN
CONNAPPE, Thomas, 1546?.
wife Margaret, sons William and Richard.
Executors: Sir John LEWYS priest curate of Pembridge,   wife Margaret, brother.
Witnesses: Sir John LEWYS,   William a CONNAP,   Howen SMYTH alias RICHARDS.
Debtors: Rychard [deleted] HOLDEWALKER of Presteane,   Harry HEBE,   William SHEPPARD,   Watkyng PEYTWYNG for Roger BROWN,   John MORTON of Wellyngton,   Wyllyam STYVYNS.
Creditors: Elizabeth DAVYS,   William YEADEN,   Watkyng SMYTH the vicar of Staunton,   John HALL,   Georg CONNAPPE.

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1547

BRYCHEWATTERS
CASEWALLE
CASEWALLE, Thos - of Humber, 22 ---.
John CASEWALLE and Rycharde 'ye sons of hys';   systrs Kattryn and Margery, brother in lawe John BRYCHEWATTERS.
Proved 1547 Hereford; Ref FHL#91638.

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1547

CHURCH
CHURCHE
GELAM
HOPP
KYRWARD
PENNYSTON
WARD
CHURCHE, John - of Awfyrwicke, Suckeley, 12 Jul 1547.
son John;   my wife Johane;   my sister Alis;   Anne HOPP,   Edmond WARD,   John GELAM;   my brother Nicholas;   Thomas CHURCH;   Alis PENNYSTON;   Ann KYRWARD.
Proved 6 Feb 1547 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97877.

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1548

CHILDE
CHURCHE
HOLTE
HOPER
CHURCHE, John - of Synton, Grymley, husbandman, 24 Oct 1548.
wife Johane;   Johane HOLTE and Elizabeth HOLTE daur of Martey HOLTE;   Wyllm CHILDE;   Edward CHURCHE;   Roger HOPER.
Proved Mar 1548 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97877.

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1550

BRYCE
CHURCHE
LAURANCE
PRYCHET
CHURCHE, Johane - of Grymley, 1550.
son Edmonde;   Johane LAURANCE and her daur Elenor;   daur Johane;   Isabell BRYCE;   Isabell PRYCHET;   John PRYCHET, Walter PRYCHET, Anne PRYCHET, jr.
Proved 18 Jul 1550 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97877.

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1553

BAGGOTT
BROOJE
CARLES
HARFORD
JEFFREYS
CARLES, Roger - of Tadyngton, 10 Jul 1553.
godchildren Rogre BROOJE of Tadyngton;   Roger JEFFREYS of Stoke Edyth;   brothers John CARLES and Umfrey CARLES.
Debts: George BAGGOTT of Ashperton.
Witnesses: John HARFORD,   gent;   John CARLES the elder wth others.
Proved ? - Hereford; Ref FHL##91638.

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1558

CLYNT
HYNCKMAN
PENNELL
CLYNT, Henry - of Shellesley, husbandman. (Ad)
By Edward HYNCKMAN of Martley,   Jhon PENNELL of Shellesley.
Inventory Admon 1558 - Worcs.

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1558

BYLEYE
CLENTE
CLENTT
CLENTTE
COMBE
ELLYS
GARDENR
JAMES
JONES
PDOE
PEWTER
PRESDE
TEWE
WOOD
CLENTTE, Thomas - of Doverdale, 20 Aug 1558.
The chylderne of Jhon CLENTE;   To psh of Doverdall, Ombersley and Hampton Lovett;   the children of Thomas CLENTT;   children of Jhon GARDENR;   wyffe Annes;   Money in hand of Izabell WOOD;  
Executors: sonnes Jhon CLENTTE and Thomas CLENTT.
Overseer: Robert ELLYS.
Debts owing: Harrye JONES,   Humfrey JAMES,   Wyllyam PDOE,   Wyllyam BYLEYE,   Phelypp PEWTER,   Rychard COMBE,   Wyllyam TEWE,   Robert PRESDE of Worcester, etc.
Proved 17 Feb 1558 - Worcs.

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1559

ACTON
BASKERVILLE
CONINGSBY
COURTNEY
DEAKONS
HEDACH
HELEY
LITTLETON
PAYNES
PRICE
RUSSELL
SALWEY
STAFFORD
SYMONDS
St. JOHN
THOMSON
WHESTON
CONINGSBY, Humphrey - of Hampton, co. Hereford.
daughter Jane CONINGSBY;   bastard son Humphrey CONINGSBY;   my wife Anne CONINGSBY;   my servant Thomas CONINGSBY also his son Thomas CONINGSBY;   Margaret BASKERVILLE;   servants Robert THOMSON, Hugh DEAKONS, William HELEY, Richard ACTON, John COURTNEY, John SYMONDS, William ACTON, Richard HEDACH and Thomas WHESTON;   son Thomas CONINGSBY;   sons in law Gilbert LITTLETON and Gregory PRICE;   kinsman Arthur SALWEY.
Executrix: wife Anne CONINGSBY.
Overseers: Sir Thomas RUSSELL Kt.,   Thomas STAFFORD esq.
Witnesses: Oliver St. JOHN,   John PAYNES.
Proved 24 Oct 1559 - PCC; 45.

Contact: Barry M. Watson

 

1562

ALEN
BALLE
BETFORD
CRONNE
DANYELL
DYRY
FIERBOB
HAWKYNS
HOWELL
HOWLLE
KNYLL
LENNELL
SERLE
STEDE
TREHERNE
WALLE
WYLLATTE
CRONNE, Walter - of Pembridge?, 1562.
wife Jelyan, daus Jone, Margaret and Elene;   sons Thomas, James and John;   mother Margery BETFORD;  ,   brother Richard, servant Wa{l}ter.
Mentioned: Maulde ap HOWELL,   Richard SERLE.
Executors: wife Jelyan, son John,   Richard DANYELL.
Witnesses: Thomas ALEN clerk,   John HAWKYNS gent,   Rychard WALLE,   Thomas STEDE.
Debtors: John HOWLLE,   Jane WYLLATTE,   Richard KNYLL,   John FIERBOB,   William DYRY and his wife Katryne,   Ales BALLE, Richard the Smyth of Brille,   Lewes TREHERNE,   Richard LENNELL,   Maude David ap Howell ap In'n Kin, brother Richard.

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1571

BAKERE
BLACKESHAWE
BRASE
CHYLDE
GARRAWAY
GODWIN
GREGE
HALLE
HOCHEKYNS
JEVANS
KENT
LELY
LONGE
PRYME
SAYES
SAYS
WALKER
WEVER
WODHOUS
YEVANS
CHYLDE, Edwarde - of Noke Pembridge, 1571.
Beneficiaries: Alles GARRAWAY, Jone GARRAWAY, James GARRAWAY,   John SAYES,   Margaret GREGE,   Elizabeth YEVANS,   Wyllyam HOCHEKYNS of Stanton,   John HOCHEKYNS of Stanton,   Willyam WALKER,   Richard SAYS*,   Walter KENT Colman.
Mentioned: Roger HALLE,   Steven GODWIN.
Debtors: Mr WEVER of Strangeworthe,   Thomas PRYME of Ersland,   Edward LELY,   Wyllyam WODHOUS of Shobdon,   John BAKERE of Weston.
Witnesses: Mr George BRASE,   John JEVANS,   Henry LONGE,   Robarte BLACKESHAWE.

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1572

CHAUNDLER
CLENT
CLENTS
GRETE
INSALL
LEIGHT
WHISTONS
CLENT, John - of Cakebold, Chadesley, Worcs, 31 Aug 1572.
"Body to be buried Chaddesley";   [Willm CLENT, Symon CLENT, John CLENT, Robert CLENT, Thomas CLENT, and Elizabeth WHISTONS,   my brother Willm CLENTS chilerne];   wife Isabell and Willm LEIGHT who occupied with me which Willm I make my sole executor.
Witnesses: Richard CHAUNDLER,   Annes GRETE,   Isabell INSALL.
Debts: Robert CLENT xxs.
Proved 13 Sep 1572 - Worcs #57.

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1572

BAKERE
BLACKESHAWE
BRASE
CHYLDE
COLMAN
GARRAWAY
GODWEN
GREGE
HALLE
HOCHEKYNS
KENT
LELY
LONGE
PRYME
SAYES
SAYS
WALKER
WEVER
WODHOUS
YEVANS
CHYLDE, Edward - of Noke in Pembridge, 7 Nov 1572. (#)
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to Alles GARRAWAY & Jone GARRAWAY;   to James GARRAWAY;   to John SAYES;   to my 7 godchildren;   to Margaret GREGE;   to Elizabeth YEVANS;   to William HOCHEKYNS of Staunton;   to John HOCHEKYNS of Staunton;   to William WALKER;   to Richard SAYS*;   to Walter KENT COLMAN;   if Walter KENT's wife recover from her sickness they are to have half my goods, etc, but if she die he is to have 40s. in the hands of Roger HALLE & Steven GODWEN;   other half to Richard SAYS.
Debtors: Mr WEVER of Strangeworthe &   Thomas PRYME of Ersland [Eardisland] &   Edward LELY &   William WODHOUS of Shobdon &   John BAKERE of Weston.
Witnesses: Me George BRASE &   John YEVANS &   Henry LONGE &   Robarte BLACKESHAWE.
Will dated 7 Nov 1572. Proved at Hereford.

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1573

CARLES
COLLYNS
LINGEN
MONNO?RE
SKINNER
SP?NG
WEVER
WHEELER
CARLES, John - of Taddington, 16 Mar 1572.
Alice WEVER;   servant Robert COLLYNS;   Sible CARLES daur of Thomas CARLES of the Wyne;   Land I purchased in Worcester of George MONNO?RE;   cosin John CARLES son of my brother Thomas CARLES;   Margery CARLES and Margaret CARLES daur of my brother Thomas CARLES,   Alice CARLES their sister,   Julian CARLES daur of the sd Thomas CARLES;   the sons of Richard CARLES my brother;   Richard LINGEN and Mrs. LINGEN,   Richard SKINNER, John SKINNER, William SKINNER,   Thomas CARLES and his wife;   cozen Richard SKINNER.
Witnesses: Rd LINGEN, Esq,   John SKINNER, ?,   Phillip SP?NG,   Roger WHEELER.
Proved 21 Apr 1573 - PCC; Ref FHL#91951 - PCC 14; Peter.

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1574

COLRYCKE
CONNOPP
EVANS
GRIFFITT
GRUBB
HOPWOOD
LONGE
NEWTON
CONNOPP, William - of Pembridge, 24 Sep 1574.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to William (my son) - my house & leases and he to pay Harry & Edward (my sons) 6s.8d. during the leases;   to Margaret HOPWOOD;   to Anne HOPWOOD;   to Johan HOPWOOD;   to Sibill (my daughter in law);   to Robert (my son's son);   to Joyce HOPWOOD;   to Johan COLRYCKE;   to Sibill GRIFFITT;   to Robert CONNOPP;   rest to my son William*.
Overseer: John EVANS.
Witnesses: John NEWTON clerk & Thomas GRUBB & John EVANS & Henry LONGE.
Will dated 24 Sep 1574. Proved at Hereford.

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1575

BARROLL
CALDECOT
CLARKE
KYNGE
ORWELL
WELLINGTON
CALDECOT, Richard - of the City of Hereford, 4 Apr 1575. (being sick in body)
wife Jane (she to be sole Executrix) and daughters Elenor and Margaret (both <18) and son William (<21);   Lands in ?Litston and ?Llanwarne, both co Hereford.
Trustees: William BARROLL,   my brother John CALDECOT,   and my brother-in-law John WELLINGTON. and Richard KYNGE.
Witnesses: William BARROLL,   John CALDECOT,   John WELLINGTON,   Richard KYNGE,   and Thomas CLARKE.
Proved London PCC 15 May 1575 by Edward ORWELL, notary of Jane, the relict.

 

1576

ASTON
BEESTON
BRADLEY
BRAYNE
BROMYCHE
CHABURI
CLYNTON
GLOVER
HARFORD
HIGGINS
HOLMES
HYDE
JAUNCIE
REED
SCUDAMORE
SKYNNER
SURMAN
TURNER
VAUGHAN
WAR
WATTS
WILKISTON
CLYNTON, Thomas - of Estnor, Hereford, Esq.
sister WAR;   brothers Sir William CLYNTON, the pson of Eastnor;   Sir Guye CLYNTON and Edward CLYNTON;   daur Anne CLYNTON (unmarried);   son in law Richard SKYNNER;   son in law Gabriell REED;   daur Margaret JAUNCIE;   daur Susan WATTS;   dur Elizabeth HOLMES of London;   brother BRADLEY;   brother BRAYNE;   sister CHABURI;   sister CLYNTON of Ledbury;   John SCUDAMORE,   William TURNER and Job WILKISTON;   daur Marie SKYNNER;   Thomas HIGGINS: my daur SKYNNER's son;   wife Ann;   son Francis sonne;   godson Thomas CLYNTON son of my brother John CLYNTON;   Mathew ASTON als GLOVER and his father Robert ASTON. Forgive William SURMAN,   Richard BROMYCHE and Richard HARFORD of Estnor their debts;   son Samuell CLYNTON;   son in law Richard WATTS;   son in law James JAUNCIE;   sister in law Alice HYDE;   sister in law Anne VAUGHAN;   cozen Florence BEESTON of Dymock, Blanche his wife and John their son.
Proved 1576 - PCC; Ref FHL#91955 - PCC #9; Carew.

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1583

BADLAND
COLRICK
COLRICKE
GARNONS
GODWYNE
GRENLY
GRENLYE
POWELL
SAYSE
VICARES
WOODHOWSE
COLRICKE, John - husbandman, of Staunton on Arrow, 1583.
half-sisters Margaret*, Johan* and Anne COLRICK*;   servants William GODWYNE of father in law, and Anne of Elizabeth GRENLYE;   goddaughter Sibell BADLAND.
Debtors: Philipp GRENLY of Stansbache,   William WOODHOWSE of Stansbache,   Richard SAYSE,   Steven GRENLY.
Overseers: John GRENLY of Mowley,   Thomas WOODHOWSE of Stansbeech.
Witnesses: Andrew GARNONS clerk,   William VICARES,   Griffin POWELL.

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1587

BADLOND
BEDFORD
BENET
BOWIAR
COLCUMB
CONDE
COUMBE
CROMPE
HAUKINGS
HIGGINS
MASSON
MORIS
MORVEN
PENNOR
PERSON
PHILLIPS
POWELL
ROBINS
ROODE
ROSSE
STAGGE
STEAD
TAYLOR
THOMAS
TURFOT
WALES
WALLE
WEALE
WILLIAMS
…RNEY
COLCUMB, William - of Pembridge, 18 Sep 1587.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to Ellen COLCUMB (my oldest daughter);   to Elnor COLCUMB (my youngest daughter;   to John* (my son) - my freehold house [*] pock I have off Mr PERSON & a close I have from Harry ROSSE.
Debtors: John PHILLIPS &   John …RNEY &   Thomas PENNOR &   Walter BEDFORD & his wife &   John THOMAS & his daughter Maud &   John MORVEN &   John WILLIAMS's wife &   Hugh MORIS &   Anne ROODE &   Richard BADLOND & his wife &   Walter HIGGINS &   Thomas ROBINS's wife &   Roger WALLE &   Mrs HAUKINGS &   Catringe COUMBE &   Haary ROSSE &   John TAYLOR &   John TURFOT &   Elizabeth CONDE &   James WALES's wife &   Fraunces MASSON's wife &   William WEALE &   Hugh BENET's wife &   Hugh POWELL gent &   John BOWIAR the elder &   Thomas STAGGE &   Thomas WEALE &   Mr CROMPE &   Ales HAUKINGS.
Witnesses: Walter STEAD the elder & John COLCUMB the elder.
Will dated 18 Sep 1587. Proved at Hereford.

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1588

ABAROWE
BADLAM
CALDICOT
CHESSOLD
COLMAN
GRISMAN
HIGGINS
LEWES
LUGGAR
MATHOES
PREESE
REYE
TAILER
WALL
WALLE
WYNSOR
COLMAN, Thomas - of Kingeslond, 4 Jun 1588. (sick in body)
to be buried in Kingsland parish church;   to the poor of Kingsland - 30s.;   to repair of Kingsland church - 3s.4d.;   to my 4 godsons Thomas CALDICOT, Thomas WYNSOR, Thomas TAILER & Thomas ABAROWE - 12d. each;   Rest of my goods to Walter COLMAN* (my son)
Overseer: John COLMAN.
Witnesses: John PREESE clerk,   John COLMAN,   John WALL.
Debtors: William MATHOES of Kingsland - £8;   John BADLAM of Aston - 20s.4d.;   Walter LEWES of Kingsland - 20s.;   John LUGGAR senior of Kingsland - 26s.8d.;   William REYE of Kingsland - 40s.;   Walter COLMAN of Stockton - £3;   John WALLE of Kingsland deceased - £22-2s.8d.;   Walter COLMAN the son of Richard COLMAN of Kingsland - 40s.;   William COLMAN of the West Town - 20s.;   Edmond GRISMAN of Aston - 20s.;   John LEWES of Partestrete - £3-6s.8d.;   Thomas CHESSOLD the younger - 40s.;   William HIGGINS of Kingsland - £4-10s.
Proved Hereford 18 Jul 1588.

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1588

ABAROWE
BADLAND
CALDICOT
CHESSOLD
COLMAN
GRISMAN
HIGGINS
LEWES
LEWIS
LUGGAR
MATHOWES
PREESE
REYE
TAYLER
WALL
WYNSORS
COLMAN, Thomas - of Kingsland, 4 Jun 1588.
to be buried Kingsland;   to my 4 godsons: Thomas CALDICOT, Thomas WYNSORS, Thomas TAYLER & Thomas ABAROWE;   rest to Walter COLMAN* (my son)
Overseer: John COLMAN.
Witnesses: John PREESE clerk & John COLMAN & John WALL.
Debtors: William MATHOWES of Kingsland &   John BADLAND of Aston &   Walter LEWIS of Kingsland &   John LUGGAR senior of Kingsland &   William REYE of Kingsland &   Walter COLMAN son of Richard COLMAN of Kingsland &   William COLMAN of the West Town &   Edmond GRISMAN of Aston &   John LEWES of Parstestrete &   Thomas CHESSOLD the younger &   William HIGGINS of Kingsland.
Proved at Hereford 18 Jul 1588.

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1589

BADLOND
BAYLYS
COLMAN
GRYSSOME
HOPTON
KYNGTON
MORGAN
TAYLER
TYLER
WALL
COLMAN, John - of Lawton in Kingsland.
to be buried Kingsland churchyard;   Margaret* (my wife)
Overseers: my brother Richard COLMAN & John WALL.
Debtors: John GRYSSOME of Waddarton & Thomas MORGAN of Leominster &   Thomas TYLER of Yarpole &   John TAYLER alias BAYLYS of Leominster &   Mrs Anne HOPTON of Ludlow, widow &   Richard BADLOND of Pembridge & Anne his wife.
Witnesses: John WALL &   John COLMAN of Leominster &   Edmond KYNGTON &   W. COLMAN junior.
Proved at Hereford 13 Mar 1588/9.

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1591

BADLOND
COWMAN
GRISSMON
GWILLIM
HIGGINS
HINGUNS
JONES
LEWES
LEWIS
LUGGER
MATHOS
WALTER
COWMAN, Walter - of Kingsland, 1591.
wife Joann*, sons Thomas COWMAN, John COWMAN, William COWMAN,   Phillip and Harry;   dau Ann, father in law John LEWIS;   servant Ann JONES.
Overseers: Harry HINGUNS,   Thomas HIGGINS.
Debtors: Joyce MATHOS widow,   William LEWES, William RE,   Thomas GWILLIM of Lauton,   Edmund GRISSMON,   John LEWIS father in law,   John LUGGER the elder,   Walter COWMAN of Stockton,   Maude BADLOND of Aston widow.
Witnesses: Richard COWMAN,   Thomas GWILLIM,   John WALTER,   Thomas HIGGINS,   Thomas LEWIS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1592

AMPHLETT
CLENT
DALLEY
GARDNR
SMITH
CLENT, William - of Hadley, Ambersly, 3 Aug 1591.
eldest son, 4 other children, brother Thomas and sister Elizabeth and their children;   wife Anne;   Willm DALLEY,   John GARDNR,   William AMPHLETT als SMITH, and brother Thomas CLENT.
Proved 8 Jul 1592 - Worcs.

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1594

CLENT
DALLEY
DALLEYE
GARDNEAR
GARDNER
JONSONES
OWEN
POOLE
THOLLYE
THOLYE
CLENT, Thomas - of Acton, Ambersley, yeoman, 27 Jul 1570.
"Body to be buried at Ambersley";   daur Elizabeth - 3 score and 3£ at day of marriage by consent of her brother Thomas,   William DALLEYE and John GARDNER and others;   Rent that Daime OWEN dothe paye unto me to my 3 children equalye;   son in law Phillipe THOLYE and his 3 children;   servants Francis JONSONES and Anne POOLE;   son Thomas.
Witnesses: Willyam DALLEYE of Doverdale,   John GARDNEAR.
Inventory by: William DALLEY,   John GARDNER,   John CLENT and Phillipe THOLLYE, exhibited 7 Jan 1593/4, praised 18 Oct 1594.
Proved 7 Jan 1593/4 - Worcs #85.

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1597

CLENTE
FOREST
FORREST
GYSE
PARDOE
REINOLDS
STAWNTON
CLENTE, Thomas - of Salwarpe, weaver, 14 Apr 1597.
wife Franncies and my thre children at the discretion of Thoms FORREST,   pson of Salwarpe;   Willm REINOLDS of same,   Humfrey STAWNTON of Warwton and Walter PARDOE of Ombersley.
Witnesses: Thoms FOREST,   Elyzbethe GYSE.
Inventory: 15 Apr 1597.
Proved 16 May 1597 - Worcs #28.

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1597

CARPENTER
CARPENTER, Thomas - of Staunton on Arrow, 13 Oct 1597.
to my daughter Alice;   to the 3 children (Elinor, Johan & William) of my eldest son William CARPENTER;   rest of goods to my younger son William CARPENTER*.
Overseer: my brother John CARPENTER.
Proved at Hereford 8 Nov 1597.

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1604

CLENT
CLENTE
DAVIES
GAYLEY
HOWELL
LANE
WILLIAMS
CLENT, William - of Rochford, Herefordshire, yeoman, 17 Jun 1604.
Cathedral church of Hereford;   daur Mary CLENT if she marry with consent of her mother and my overseer William CLENT my son;   godsonne William DAVIES the sonne of Robert DAVIES my son in law;   servants John GAYLEY my servant and Eavan ap HOWELL;   servant John WILLIAMS and maide Katherine WILLIAMS;   Peeter CLENTE, godsonne the brother of the said Peeter;   wife Anne CLENT.
Overseers: son in law Robert DAVIES [Ed: and son William?].
Witnesses: Robert DAVIES,   Thomas CLENTE,   Edmund CLENT,   Isabell LANE,   Anne DAVIES.
Proved 1 Aug 1604 - HCC.
NB: my 10th and 11th great grandfather - sjk

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1611

CARLES
MAUNDE
PRTER
STALLARD
CARLES, John - of Castle Frome, 16 Dec 1610.
wife Ales CARLES,   William STALLARD.
In the presence of: Rychard PRTER,   Frauncis MAUNDE,   sonne John CARLES.
Proved 29 Apr 1611 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91640.

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1612

BLOUNTE
CHURCH
COCKE
COOKE
EVET
EVETT
PENSON
RUSEL
TILOR
WHOPER
CHURCH, George, - of Grymley, 22 Jun 1612.
my son Thomas CHURCH - 30£;   daurs Izabell CHURCH;   Margaret CHURCH;   Hellen CHURCH and Joyce CHURCH;   George EVETT son of Edman EVET;   my son in law John TILOR;   wife Elizabeth.
Overseers: Wm WHOPER and Anthony COCKE.
Witnesses: Walter BLOUNTE,   Thos: RUSEL,   Wm WHOPER,   Antoney COOKE,   John PENSON.
Proved 17 Nov 1612 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97989 1612/#144.

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1614

BEST
CLENT
LYE
MITCHELL
POYACHER
THORNE
CLENT, John - of Hartlebury, husbandman, 4 Jul 1614.
"To be buried Hartlebury";   John THORNE my nephew - ½ and my wife Elizabeth - ½   Joane POYACHER??;   Alice THORNE;   Edward LYE and his brother Francis;   {grandson} Francis my daurs son, John LYE.
Witnesses: Thomas BEST and Thomas MITCHELL.
Proved 1 Apr 1614 - Worcs.

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1614

CARELESSE
COLLAS
CROFTE
JAUNCIE
MAN
MAYFIELD
SOMBER
WEBLEY
WILLIAMS
CARELESSE, Richard - of Eastnor, 3 Feb 1614.
Sibill JAUNCIE, widow;   goddaur Elizabeth WEBLEY;   the sone of Anthony SOMBER;   Margaret MAYFIELD;   Joan MAN;   son William CARELESSE;   John CROFTE;   cozin Myles COLLAS 4 children;   William WILLIAMS wife;   sonne Thomas, daur Elizabeth, son William.
Proved 29 Sep 1614 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91640.

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1615

BAYLIS
BYLIS
CLENT
COXE
DALLIE
FAVELL
INSALL
CLENT, Willm - of Hadley, Ambresley, 6 Apr 1614.
wife Isabell, James DALLIE of Bewdley.
Debts due to be paid by the sayd testator: brother John CLENT - 35s.;   sister Dorothy - 10£;   John COXE of Brome;   2 daurs in law that is to say Anne BAYLIS and Elizabeth BYLIS.
Witnesses: John INSALL and Joseph FAVELL.
Proved 21 Mar 1614/5 - Worcs #204.

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1615

BAGGARD
CARELESS
CARLES
CARLESS
COLLINGS
GORSEN
PARSONS
CARELESS, Johane - of Taddington, widow, 5 Jan 1614.
son John CARLES,   {grandson} Thomas CARLES the son of my son Richard CARLES;   {grandaurs} Margarett BAGGARD and Mary BAGGARD the daurs of my son in lawe John BAGGARD;   Anne PARSONS and Blanch PARSONS daur lawes to my son Richard CARLESS;   son Richard CARLES,   3 {other} sons Roger CARLES, Richard CARLES and Thomas CARLES;   sons Robert CARLES and John CARLES;   Joane COLLINGS.
Witnesses: Joshua COLLINGS,   Richard GORSEN.
Proved 25 Mar 1615 - HCC; Ref FHL#91640.

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1617

ARDEN
AREDEN
BEASON
BROWNINGE
CLENT
CLENTS
KINGES
ROMNEY
SOLEY
SOWLEY
WALSH
CLENT, Symon - of Great Witley, Worcester, gent, 31 Dec 1616.
Church of Great Witley;   nephew John CLENT of Knightwick;   cozen John CLENTS children & wife;   cozen KINGES wife;   Launcelott ARDEN - 400£ which I have laid out upon Willes farm;   cozen John CLENT of London - 20s.;   Rachell daur of John CLENT of London;   Frauncis BEASON;   Richard ROMNEY son of the said Frauncis,   Elizabeth ROMNEY daur of same;   cosen SOWLEY wife of Edward SOLEY;   cosen Anne BROWNINGE;   Mary BROWNINGE;   Elizabeth my cosen KINGES wives daughter;   Richard AREDEN of Marley, yeoman;  
Overseer: Walter KINGES.
Witnesses: John CLENT,   Walter KINGES,   Elizabeth WALSH,   Joseph KINGES.
Proved 19 Jun 1617 - PCC #9; Welden.
Note: Oct 1639 Lancelott ARDEN to Richard ARDEN.

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1620

CARELESSE
FREEMAN
HILL
CARELESSE, Alice - of Castle Froome, widow, 21 Feb 1620.
son Richard, daur Anne, son John, daur Johane.
Witnesses: Frauncis FREEMAN,   Susan HILL wth others.
Inventory: Total £12 17s. 2d.
Proved 13 Mar 1620 - HCC; Ref FHL#91640.

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1623

BOICE
CLARKE
FAWLK
HALES
HALL
PROSTER
SHEERE
SHEWSTER
WOODYATT
CLARKE als SHEWSTER, John - of Cradley, 23 Feb 1622.
daurs Shusans CLARKE als SHEWSTER and Joice CLARKE als SHEWSTER;   mother Joane CLARKE als SHEWSTER (living);   brothers Richard CLARKE als SHEWSTER and Michael CLARKE als SHEWSTER;   sister Johne PROSTER;   daur Ann CLARKE als SHEWSTER;   wife Shusens.
Overseers: George HALES and Richard CLARKE als SHEWSTER.
Debts owing: George HALL,   George HALES.
Debts owed: to Thomas WOODYATT, again to Thomas WOODYATT;   to Richard HALES, jr,   John FAWLK,   John BOICE,   Richared SHEWSTER and Thomas SHEERE.
Proved 1622/3 - PCC/Folio 54.

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1624

COOKE
DOUGHTIE
DOUGHTY
FIFIELD
PEARKES
SMYTHE
COOKE, William - of Lulsley, Suckley, 4 Aug 1623.
my daur Elizabeth COOKE;   my 4 daurs Jane, Amye, Marie and Margarett COOKE;   my son Richard COOKE;   my wife Marie;   god daur Elizabeth PEARKES.
Witnesses: Thomas DOUGHTIE,   John SMYTHE,   Frances FIFIELD,   Edward DOUGHTY.
Proved last Apr 1624 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98023 #61.

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1625

CARPENTER
CHILDE
CLIFFE
DODD
GRAUNT
HARRIS
HILL
HULL
MILTON
PARTRIDGE
CHILDE, Humphrey - of St Margaret Westminster, yeo.
Jn & Jms PARTRIDGE yeos;   Margt dtr of Hugh PARTRIDGE yeo;   bro Rich CHILDE & his son Hmfry & 4 other chldr;   sisters dtr Anne wife of Barnard HARRIS;   Jn CARPENTER yeo;   wife's knswmn Margt & Anne DODD;   Alice wife of Rich GRAUNT;   born in Weobley, co Hereford;   wife Margt*.
Overseers: Evan MILTON &   Rich GRAUNT yeos.
Witnesses: Thos HULL,   Rob HILL &   Bernard CLIFFE.
Proved in the Royal Peculiar Court of the Dean & Chapter of Westminster  c1625: Camden, f84.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1625

CLENT
LERISHE
MANINGE
ROWLEY
CLENT, John - the elder of Torton, Hartlebury, 10 May 1622 [20 James I]
3 sons James CLENT, Thomas CLENT, and John CLENT.
Witnesses: John LERISHE,   Edwin ROWLEY, John {...}
Inventory by: William MANINGE and Tho: MANINGE, 31 Mar 1624.
Proved Mar 1625 - Worcs.

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1627

BROCKE
CLENT
SPIR
CLENT, Elizabeth - of Chadeslie, spinster, 4 Jan 1626.
"To be buried in churchyard of Stone";   Every of my brethren and sisters and their children except my sister Marie and her children - 10s. ea;   sister Marie - 3£   now in hands of Thomas CLENT of Studlie, Warwick;   sister Joane;   sister Anne CLENT;   mother;   sister Joyce;   goddaur Elizabeth CLENT;   neece Joane BROCKE;   neece Elizabeth CLENT of Kidderminster;   brothers John, Thomas and William.
Witnesses: Will. SPIR.,   Margeric CLENT, John CLENT.
Proved 29 May 1627 - Worcs #38.

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1628

CARLES
GALLETT
TOMKINS
TURNER
WANKTON
WAULTON
CARLES, John - of Taddington, 1 Mar 1626.
wife Elizabeth,   daur Johan (not married) but if she marry Richard WAULTON (WANKTON) no part;   daur Margarett;   2 sons in lawe John GALLETT and John TOMKINS.
Witnesses: John GALLETT,   John TOMKINS,   William GALLETT.
Proved 16 Aug 1628 Hereford; Ref FHL#91640.
Note: Jn CARLES and Eliz. TURNER mar 1577 at Tarrington.

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1628

CLENTCH
EDWARDS
FERRALL
SKURICE
CLENTCH, Richard - of Ludlow, Shropshire, undated.
"To be buried St. Lawrence, Ludlow";   son Edward CLENTCH, daur Margrett CLENTCH, wife Joane.
Witnesses: Edmond FERRALL, gent;   Bryan SKURICE, gent;   Margaret EDWARDS, spinster.
Proved 23 Sep 1628 - HCC.

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1629

BEDDOE
BEDDOES
BERRINGTON
CARPENTER
CROFT
DUPY
GRIFFITH
HOWELL
LEWIS
MATHOES
MORGAN
MOUNTFORD
OWEN
PATY
PIPER
PREECE
ROBERTS
SMITH
STEAD
TRANTOR
WEBBE
WELLINGTON
CARPENTER, Thomas - of Dilwyn, Gent, 21 May 1629. Buried 17 May 1629.
Executor: John CARPENTER son of Thomas CARPENTER of the Homme.
Beneficiaries: 'cousins' Ellinor BERRINGTON,   Ellinor ROBERTS,   Ellinor MATHOES,   Richard CARPENTER,   John CARPENTER of Dilwyn,   William CARPENTER of London,   John CARPENTER the younger,   Thomas SMITH,   Thomas CARPENTER (son of John CARPENTER of Dilwyn),   Thomas CARPENTER of Dilwyn the younger;   'kinsmen' James CROFT, Thomas CROFT, Richard CROFT;   children of William WEBBE;   daughter of cousen William CARPENTER of London.
Servants: Thomas OWEN (servant to Thomas CARPENTER of the Homme),   Richard STEAD, GRIFFITH, Sarah PATY and Joane PATY (my servants);   'others' John HOWELL,   Richard TRANTOR,   Murycrie LEWIS,   John WELLINGTON,   Walter WEBBE,   Francis BEDDOES,   Richard MOUNTFORD,   John PIPER,   Thomas PREECE the elder,   John MORGAN.
Witnesses: Fra: BEDDOE his mark,   Wm: CARPENTER,   Thomas CROFT,   John CARPENTER,   Francis CARPENTER.
Others involved: William DUPY.
Probate granted PCC, 17 Jun 1629. TNA Ref: PROB/11/155.

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1630

CLENCH
CLENTCH
LEWIS
CLENTCH, Richard - of Ludlow, 22 Jan 1630.
"To be bur St. Laurence Ludlow near my father late deceased";   mother the wife of the said Richard CLENTCH late deceased;   William LEWIS son of Griffiths LEWIS deceased by his own will and consent;   sister Marie CLENCH, brother George CLENCH. Very long list of debts and debtors.
Proved - HCC.

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1631

BULLOCKE
COOMBEY
DREW
FIFIELD
HAYLINGS
WOODDYATT
COOMBEY, Francis - of Cradley, 7 Jul 1631.
my wife Joyce;   4 children John, William, Francis, & Elinor;   good neighbors Richard WOODDYATT and William FIFIELD.
Witnesses: Wm FIFIELD,   Wm DREW,   Wm C BULLOCKE,   Jo: HAYLINGS clerk.
Proved 1631 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91640.

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1632

CARELES
DRUE
HILL
MAYFIELD
CARELES, Roger - of Bosburie, 13 Feb 1630.
wife Margrett;   debts I owe.
Debts: daur in law Mary HILL / 13£;   Anthonie DRUE / 3£ 6s. 8d.
Witnesses: John MAYFIELD,   Anthonie DRUE.
Proved 26 May 1632 Hereford; Ref FHL#91640.

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1633

BORNE
BROOJE
CLEMSON
CLENT
CROXEN
GILES
GYLES
HAYFORD
HILL
MARSHALL
TOLLEY
TOLLY
WILB
CLENT, Thomas - of Acton, Ombersley, 29 Jan 1628.
Poor of Ombersley;   friends Thomas BORNE and John HAYFORD of Ombersley;   Poor of Hartlebury, Worcs - 10£ forever;   friends John CLENT and John CLEMSON of Hartlebury;   Poore of Astley, Worcs - 10£, John GYLES and John HILL of Astley;   Thomas TOLLY, Ann TOLLY, Thomas TOLLY's 3 children by his first wife;   brother in laws John and Walter GYLES and my sister in law Joyce GILES;   John HILL the elder of Astly;   William BROOJE;   Francis WILB;   Philip MARSHALL;   wife Elizabeth;   sisters children Thomas and Anne TOLLEY.
Witnesses: John GYLES,   John HILL,   John GYLES jr,   Francis CROXEN.
Proved 25 Jun 1633 - PCC 59; Russell 1633.

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1633

CHURCH
DANFORD
DAVIES
HUNT
SMITH
SNEADE
WATKINS
CHURCH, Marjorie - of Breinton co. Hereford, widow, 26 Apr 1633 (when weak in body)
To be buried in the church of Much Cowborne [?Much Cowarne];   the parish of Eaton Episcopi [Eaton Bishop] 10/- for the poor;   poor of parishes of Breinton, Much Cowborne;   my son John SNEADE's son - 20/-;   to my cosin John SNEADE's son, my cosin Richard SNEADE's son, my cosin Marie HUNT ? ;   my servant John SMITH;   my daughter-in-law Margarett SNEADE;   my daughter [Marjorie] DAVIES and my daughter SNEADE;   cosin John DANFORD;   cosin Sibble DANFORD;   my son DAVIES;   daughter Elizabeth SNEADE;   Roger WATKINS;   my cosin(s) Elizabeth SNEADE and Margerie SNEADE;   my son Richard SNEADE;   daughter Elizabeth SNEADE*.
Witnesses: Roger WATKINS,   Sibelle DANFORD,   Alice DAVIES,   John DAVIES.
Proved PCC London 5 Oct 1633 by Eliabeth SNEADE, daughter.

 

1634

COLLY
HEARNE
SAMWAIS
TAYLOR
COLLY, William - Cheshunt, co. Hertford, husbandman.
brother Richard COLLY near Leominster co. Hereford;   kinsman Thomas COLLY of Bodenham co. Hereford;   married sister Margery in London;   sister Elizabeth TAYLOR;   Henry, Edward, William, Basil and Elizabeth (children of Henry HEARNE).
Executors: Toby SAMWAIS of Lewisham, Kent & Henry HEARNE.
Dated 1634, Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex, Essex and Hertford Division,  Ref FHL#94770, Will #56.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1635

CARRE
CHIPP
CHURCH
COLE
CROSFIELD
DAVIS
GARDNER
GRIFFIN
GUY
HOULDSWORTH
NEWGENT
ROLFE
CHURCH, Katherine.
bur St Bride;   Abrm & Jms sons of sis Sarah NEWGENT;   2 chldr of sis Ellen CHIPP;   sisters Hans, Anne, Mary, Beatrice & Sibyl;   bros Wlm & Abrm CHURCH;   bro Treemer;   cousins Rich Hans & Susan GRIFFIN;   3 chldr of cousin Beatrice GUY;   Mr HOULDSWORTH &   Mr GARDNER preachers;   Mr CARRE;   poor of St Peters, Hereford;   sisters dtrs Margt CHIPP &   Ellen DAVIS;   bro Jms CHURCH* &   bro (in law?) Phil NEWGENT*.
Witnesses: Wlm CROSFIELD,   Joseph COLE &   Tho ROLFE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London c1635: Vol 27, f232.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1636

BLACKFIELD
COLES
CONINGSBY
MORRIS
SIBLY
WALWYN
WHETSTONE
WIGMORE
CONINGSBY, Henry - of Hampton Wafer, co. Hereford Gentleman.
wife Elizabeth CONINGSBY;   son Bennet CONINGSBY;   kinsman Gilbert CONINGSBY, and his son William CONINGSBY;   my sisters' son John COLES;   my debts owing to Richard BLACKFIELD;   my debts owing to _____ SIBLY the Apothecary;   loving cousin Elizabeth WALWYN;   my dear friends Philipp WHETSTONE and William MORRIS;   daughter Cecilia CONINGSBY;   noble kinswoman Cecilia CONINGSBY wife unto Fitzwilliam CONINGSBY;   their daughters Phillip and Cecilia CONINGSBY;   loving kinsman Jonathan WALWYN.
Executors: kinsman Fitzwilliam CONINGSBY, Richard WIGMORE gentleman.
Witnesses: Elizabeth WALWYN, Philipp WHETSTONE, William MORRIS.
Proved 1636 - PCC; Prob. 11/172.

Contact: Barry M. Watson

 

1636

BEROWE
CHURCH
CROOP
RUSSELL
TYLOR
CHURCH, Ellen - of Grimly, spinster, 22 Jan 1636. (N)
John BEROWEs 2 children;   Thomas CHURCH: his 2 children;   Joyce RUSSELL;   her sister TYLOR;   Thomas CHURCH: his daur her second sonne;   Robert CROOP;   sisters Joyce CHURCH and Margaret BEROWE.
Witnesses: Thos CHURCH,   Izabell RUSSELL.
Proved 13 Feb 1636 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98051 1636/#49.

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1636

BEROW
BEROWE
CHURCH
PENSON
RUSSELL
CHURCH, Elizabeth - of Grimley, widow, 18 Nov 1636.
daurs Joyce and Ellin;   daur Margaret BEROW;   son in law John BEROWE;   no Witnesses.
Inventory by: Wm RUSSELL,   Thos CHURCH,   John PENSON, 29 Nov 1636.
Proved 29 Nov 1636 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98051 1636/#39.

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1640

COOKES
GOODMAN
GORWAY
MOORE
MOSSE
PALMER
RAINFORD
WILTSHIRE
COOKES, Henrie - of Suckley, 15 Dec 1638.
kinswoman Anne MOSSE.
Witnesses: John RAINFORD,   Em. GOODMAN,   Edward WILTSHIRE.
Inventory by: Richard COOKES,   William PALMER,   Francis GORWAY,   William MOORE, 7 Mar 1639.
Proved 5 Sep 1640 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98059 p.46.

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1642

CHERWICKE
CLENT
CORFIELD
HERBAGE
SALSBURY
SMYTH
TWITTY
CLENT, John - of Stone, Carpenter, 20 Apr 1641.
lovinge half brother, Thomas SMYTH;   I was born to some small estate of inheritance within parish of Stone John CLENT my late father deceased and to Margerie his then wife and my late mother lately deceased;   I living all my tyme single having no issue nor likely to have any nor anye brother by father and mother living;   Thomas SMYTH brother by mother only;   3 sisters all living and all married namely Mary, Johane, and Joyce;   Elizabeth wife of John HERBAGE;   Margery CHERWICKE the sole daur of Margery;   now wife of my said brother Thomas SMYTH.
Witnesses: Wm CORFIELD,   Edward SALSBURY,   Thomas TWITTY.
Proved 22 Aug 1642 - Worcs #25.

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1645

BULL
CONNOPP
HOWELS
MASSEY
PRICE
RICCARDS
WOODHOUSE
YONGE
CONNOPP, John - of Nash, drover, 18 Nov 1643.
to (my son) William CONNOPP* - £500;   to my niece Elizabeth - my house in Kington;   to my daughters Margaret CONNOPP, Elizabeth CONNOPP, Alice CONNOPP & Mary CONNOPP - £160 each;   to my son John - £100;   all my children to have their legacies when 21 or they marry;   William's legacy to include the £100 on mortgage on Mr BULL's lands of Hawton;   to my cousin Francis WOODHOUSE - £50;   Francis WOODHOUSE to account to my son William for £70 for land at Combe;   to Elizabeth (my wife) - all householdstuff & cattle about my houses at Nash & the Heath;   to my cousin Thomas MASSEY - £40;   to my brother William's daughter Mary CONNOPP - £5;   to my aunt Elizabeth MASSEY £5.
Creditor: Edward PRICE £50.
Witnesses: John RICCARDS &   Fraunces RICCARDS junior &   Thomas YONGE &   Fraunces WOODHOUSE &   Thomas MASSEY &   Edward HOWELS.
Proved (PCC) 28 Oct 1645 by Elizabeth CONNOPP of Nash relict of the.
testator during the minority of William CONNOPP his son. TNA Ref: PROB 11/175 f145; Goare

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1645

BRACE
BRAYNE
CLENT
HOARE
HOWE
MADDOCK
MATHEN
MERRICK
PARKER
PERSON
PERSONS
SINGLETON
STEPHENS
SUTTON
SYRRELL
TINKER
WYGHT
WYNALL
CLENT, James - at my mansion house called St. Oswalds als St. Katherines near city of Gloucester, 25 Aug 1645 [21 Charles]
"To be interred in the lady chappell at Gloucester Cathedral near where my wives are buried";   Poore of St. Catherines parish where I live,   poor of St. Maries,   poore of Hartlebury in Worcester where I was born - 20£ forever.
son Miles CLENT - my mansion house first bought of Mr. Edward MATHEN and afterwards of Mr. WYGHT;   tenement being the signe of 3 cupps late in tenure of BRACE widow and nowe in tenure of her son;
my partner John HOWE, Esq.;   manor called Nether Mitton in Kidderminster;   Land situated in Kidderminster I bought of my brother Thomas CLENT;   William PERSONS.
Overseers: friends John STEPHENS,   James SYRRELL and William PERSON.
Other Bequests: The said Myles CLENT and William and John CLENT his brothers;   son William CLENT and his son in law John PARKER - farm at Chedworth, Gloucs,   as William is eldest heir male of his mother Fraunces CLENT my late beloved wife, deceased, daur of Jasper MERRICK,   Rector of Weeke Risington, deceased;   son John CLENT, land at Murcot, Minsterworth;   grandchildren of my brother Thomas CLENT lately deceased 20s ea;   children of my brother John CLENT dcsd - 20s. ea;   sister Margarett CLENT of the Moore, widow;   brother in law Richard WYNALL's children he had by my deceased sister Anne his first wife;   godson Thomas HOARE;   cozen Susann his sister;   cozen Margery HOARE;   cozen John TINKER and Elizabeth his wife;   cozens Dr. MERRICK, judge of Prerogative and his brother Benjamin MERRICK;   cozen Rev. Henry SUTTON, Rector of Breedon, Marie Sutton his sister.
Witnesses: Lawrence SINGLETON,   Jo MADDOCK,   John BRAYNE.
Proved 20 Nov 1645 - PCC/Folio 137; Rivers.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning C - Will #00169 - rrl

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1647

?JONES
CHURCH
DELEHAY
PHILLPOTS
RUSSELL
CHURCH, Thomas the younger - of Hereford, dyer, 6 Jun 1643 (being weak in body)
my now wife Anne CHURCH;   my freehold land in Holmer bought from Mr James RUSSELL;   the mortgage due to me on Penypark in Michaelchurch Escley [co Hereford];   my cousin William DELEHAY;   my tenement outside Wigmarsh Gate, Hereford for two lives yet in being;   R&R to be divided into two halves - one for my wife Anne (she Executrix) and the other for my children by Anne (if any)
Witnesses: James ?JONES,   Richard PHILLPOTS.
Proved PCC 27 Feb 1646/7 in London by Anne (the Relict)

 

1647

CLENT
DAVIES
LANE
UNKLE
WALKER
CLENT, William late - of Tenbury, Worcs (and citizen and goldsmith of London formerly), 14 Dec 1647. (N)
sister Anne DAVIES then with him;   neece Alice WALKER by his sister and her husband Thomas WALKER;   sister Isabell LANE widdowe;   children of his brother Edmond CLENT;   Rochford parish where he was born;   John UNKLE abt 60 years old;   Anne LANE about 68 years old;   Thomas and Alice WALKER both about 50.
Proved 1647 - PCC/Fines Folio 246.
NB: brother to my 9th and 10th great grandfather - sjk

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1652

BAUGHAN
BOUGHAN
COOPER
DONNE
EDWINS
EDWYNS
GREENE
HIGGINS
LOVE
MILLARD
PAYNARD
PHILLIPPS
POWELL
VAUGHAN
WATKINS
WELLINGTON
WITHERSTON
COOPER, John - of the parish of All Saints, Hereford, stationer, 23 Dec 1651. (when weak in body)
my wife Marie;     my lands in Yazor co Hereford called the Upper Broad Meadow and Shadall and a third called ?James Greene which Rowland WATKINS of Erdishopp and his wife Elizabeth WATKINS and Thomas WATKINS (father of the said Rowland) and Agnes WATKINS his wife by their Deed Indented 21 Jul 20 Chas[I] mortgaged to me;   more property at Moorehampton in Yazor (called Plaines meadow and 2 others) which were mortgaged to me by Hugh PHILLIPPS of Yazor and Ellinor his wife by Deed Indented 22 Sep 20 Chas[I];     my lease of land at ?Badshawe in the parish of Madley or Vowchurch and the meadow called the Hollow Meadow and two fields called ?Hartall fields once owned by John GREENE Esq decd [near Monnington Straddle in Vowchurch] which John GREENE of Cobwall [in Allensmore] Esq by his Indenture of Lease of vi (or xi) Feb 12 Chas[I] mortgaged and assured to me;   my son John COOPER - £100 at 18 (my wife to be his guardian until he is 21);   my sister Anne WITHERSTON and my brother-in-law Edward WITHERSTON;   my cousin (and maidservant) Elizabeth POWELL and my maid Alice VAUGHAN;     the poor of All Saints.
Sole Executrix: wife Marie - she to have Rest and Residue.
Witnesses: William EDWINS,   Thomas PAYNARD,   John MILLARD,   William DONNE,   Edward LOVE,   and Anthonie HIGGINS.
Proved 14 Apr 1652 by Marie COOPER (the relict)
Notes: John COOPER mar Mary EDWYNS 24 Feb 1635.
Ann COOPER mar John BOUGHAN 28 May 1620 at St John Hereford.
Ann BAUGHAN mar Edward WITHERSTON 25 Jan 1635 at St John, Hereford.
See also the Will of Jonathan WELLINGTON 22 Mar 1637 which may give an indication of Marie COOPER's antecedents.

 

1652

CARPENTER
COLCOMBE
GRIFFITHS
MORRIS
MORROW
PETTINGALL
WHITRIDGE
WILEY
CARPENTER, John - of Dilwyn, 19 Oct 1648.
Executor: wife Alice CARPENTER.
Beneficiaries: wife, eldest son Thomas CARPENTER, son John CARPENTER,   kinswoman & servant Alice CARPENTER.
Witnesses: Barthelmewe PETTINGALL,   Thos. GRIFFITHS.
Codicil: 26 May 1649.
Witnesses: Tho: GRIFFITHS,   Johan WILEY?,   Alice CARPENTER Jun.
Others involved: Thomas COLCOMBE,   Richard MORRIS or MORROW?,   Sir Robert WHITRIDGE?  
Probate granted PCC, day left blank Jul 1652, TNA Ref: PROB/11/224.

Contact: Alec Whitfield

 

1653

CALLOWHILL
COLLES
DOUGHTY
FREEMAN
SPICER
WIDGEN
COLLES, Andrew - of Lulsley, Suckley, 4 Feb 1651.
brother in law John FREEMAN of Luston, Eye;   {nephew} Andrew COLLES son of my brother John COLLES;   Martha WIDGEN daur of my sister Martha WIDGEN dcsd;   my late father Andrew COLLES dcsd;   brother John COLLES, my mother Margarett COLLES of Lulsley, widow.
Witnesses: Mary FREEMAN/ SPICER/ CALLOWHILL/ DOUGHTY.
Proved 26 May 1653 - PCC; Ref FHL#92190 - PCC/1653:Folio 80.

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1654

CORNEWALL
SLAUGHTER
CORNEWALL, Richard - of Humber, Herefs, gent, 28 Sep 1652.
wife Grace CORNEWALL;   brother John CORNEWALL;   sone George - lease of Humber;   daur Frances;   brothers Edward SLAUGHTER and Robert CORNEWALL.
Proved 6 Mar 1654 - PCC/Folio 324; Aylett.
NB: husband to sister of my 10th great grandfather - sjk

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1654

CARPENTER
FREEMNATLE
FRYOR
HEAVEN
LILL
MIINNE
MUNN
TOMKINS
CARPENTER, Thomas - of Homme, Dilwyn, Gent., 2 Jun 1649.
Executor: wife (not named).
Beneficiaries: Residue to wife, son Richard CARPENTER, son Arthur CARPENTER, daughter Jane CARPENTER, son Warnecombe CARPENTER, son Thomas CARPENTER, son William CARPENTER, daughter Alice & husband Richard CARPENTER;   daughter Frances & husband Alexander MIINNE;   son in law Thomas MUNN;   brother in law Francis LILL;   grandson Thomas CARPENTER.
Witnesses: Francis LILL,   Wm CARPENTER,   Tho MUNN,   Arthur CARPENTER,   Warn CARPENTER.
Others involved: William TOMKINS, his widow? Sibil FREEMNATLE,   Humphrey TOMKINS,   Roger HEAVEN,   Thomas FRYOR.
Probate granted PCC, 7 May 1654, TNA Ref: PROB/11/235.

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1655

CORNEWALL
FREEMAN
HORSEINGTON
NANFIN
NANPAN
CORNEWALL, Mary - of Humber, widow, 14 ---1653.
brother Richard NANFIN;   sister Penelope, sister Francis NANPAN;   sister Elizabeth HORSEINGTON;   nephew Bridges NANPAN;   brother in law Richard CORNEWALL, gent;   bro John CORNEWALLs daur Katheryne;   cozen George CORNEWALL son of my brother Richad;   late husband William CORNEWALL;   attorney- Mayster FREEMAN.
Proved 10 Aug 1655 - PCC; Ref FHL#92214 - PCC 389; Aylett.

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1657

BEDFORD
CARPENTER
MEREDITH
MUND
MUNN
MUNNE
OWENS
PERKES
PERKS
PHILLIPPS
PHILLIPS
PRICE
STEPHENS
YEOMANS
CARPENTER, Elinor - of the Home, Dilwyn, widow, 4 Aug 1657.
Executor: son Warncomb CARPENTER & residual legatee.
Beneficiaries: daughter Jane, wife of John PERKS;   granddaughter Penelope CARPENTER;   son Thomas CARPENTER & his younger children Elizabeth, Mary, John;   son John CARPENTER's two sons, the youngest also John;   son William CARPENTER's younger children Elizabeth, Ann & Elinor;   son Arthur CARPENTER's younger sons Thomas, Arthur & Richard;   son Warncomb CARPENTER's younger sons Warncomb & William & daughter Penelope;   daughters Frances STEPHENS's daughters Alice MUND & Margaret STEPHENS;   son Munn ? or MUNN? & daughter Elizabeth;   Frances relict of son Richard;   grandson Thomas CARPENTER of Chadnor;   godson Thomas MUNNE.
Servants: John OWENS,   Edward PRICE,   Richard MEREDITH,   Thomas YEOMANS,   Alice PHILLIPPS,   Anne BEDFORD,   Catherine BEDFORD.
Witnesses: John PERKES,   Jane PERKS mark,   Alice PHILLIPS,   Ann BEDFORD mark,   Arthur CARPENTER.
Probate granted Court of Probate London, 10 Nov 1657, TNA Ref: PROB/11/270.

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1658

BOND
BOOTH
COWELL
GIVOR
HOLDER
NASH
POWELL
WATKINS
COWELL, Richard - of Catly, Bosbury, 17 Aug 1657.
now wife Anne COWELL;   my 3 children Mary, Richard and Anne begotten of her;   freehold land at Bishop Froome - hands of William BOND and Isabel his wife. Deed dated 26 Mar 1654. daur Alice HOLDER now residing in Worcester.
Witnesses: James POWELL,   Arthur BOOTH,   Wm GIVOR,   Thos NASH,   Blanch WATKINS.
Proved 28 Jun 1658 Hereford; Ref FHL#92241.

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1659

BIRDS
CLENT
CLENTE
WEIGHT
CLENT, Edmond - of Rochford, Clarke, 19 Jul 1658.
Poore of Rochford;   All my grandchildren living;   sonnes Thomas CLENTE and Miles CLENTE - Books;   my now wife Joyce;   son George CLENT, goldsmythe of London;   sonne in law Randolph WEIGHT of Sutton in Tenbury, tymberman.
Witnesses: Francis BIRDS,   Mary CLENT.
Proved 25 May 1659 - PCC 1659/#246.
NB: my 10th great grandfather - sjk

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1660

COLE
GALLET
PARSONS
STEDMAN
WHITTINGTON
COLE, Anthony - the Elder of Yarkhill, 13 Oct 1658.
daur Elizabeth;   Debt of Thomas PARSONS;   sonne John;   Anthony: eldest son of my son John - ground called Shortner;   second son Anthony COLE land at Stockbridge Field bought of Thos PARSONS and his wife Mary;   3 children, John, Anthony, and Elizabeth GALLET.
Witnesses: Eliz. WHITTINGTON,   Fra: STEDMAN cler;   Mary PARSONS.
Proved 16 Nov 1660 - PCC; Ref FHL#92266 - PCC/Folio 206.

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1661

ANDREWES
BADHAM
COLE
GARDNER
SANFORD
THOMKINS
COLE, John - of the Castle, Yarkhill, 18 Dec 1661.
daurs Sybell, Ursula and Margrett;   4 youngest children - Margrett, John,   James, & Francis (none of these 4 are over 16 yeas old);   father in law John THOMKINS the elder of Preston;   friend John GARDNER of Yarkhill.
Witnesses: Elizabeth BADHAM,   Ann SANFORD,   Rowland ANDREWES.
Proved 1661 Hereford; Ref FHL#91643.

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1663

BAKER
CARWARDINE
GUNDY
HODGES
JENKINS
RAVENHILL
ROOPER
SMITH
TAYLOR
CARWARDINE, Anthony - of Little Marcle, yeoman, 30 May 1661 [13 Chas II]
to the poor of Little Marcle 10s.;   to my brother John CARWARDINE's 4 sons: Thomas, John , James & William £20, £4, £5, £5;   to the 5 daughters of Isaack TAYLOR my kinsman & Mary TAYLOR £3, Elizabeth TAYLOR £2, Elianor TAYLOR £2, Ursula TAYLOR £2 & Anne TAYLOR £2;   to Mary HODGES widow my sister's daughter £4 & to Mary's 4 children: John HODGES, William HODGES, Mary HODGES & Sarah HODGES £5 each;   to Alice CARWARDINE widow of Little Marcle late wife of John CARWARDINE my brother deceased 10s.;   to Thomas JENKINS my servant 10s.;   to William JENKINS my servant 5s.;   to Anne GUNDY my servant 4s.;   to Elianor ROOPER widow my sister 12d, a week for life;   Anne my now wife*.
Overseers: John RAVENHILL of Woolhope, yeoman, &   William ROOPER of Little Marcle, yeoman.
Witnesses: Richard JENKINS &   Thomas SMITH &   John BAKER.
Proved (PCC) 16 May 1663 by Anne CARWARDINE the relict.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/311 f61.

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1664

CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLAINE
CHURCH
REEVE
REIVE
RERVE
TIN
CHURCH, Annae - of Bricklehampton, wid, 25 Mar 1663.
brother Richard RERVE (REIVE,   REEVE?) Henry CHAMBERLAINE;   brother Francis RERVE (REIVE?).
Witnesses: Amy CHAMBERLAIN cler,   Thomas TIN.
Proved 21 Apr 1664 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98084.

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1664

BARBER
COKE
DOWSING
DRIVER
MARTIN
MARTYN
POYNTER
COKE, Jane - of Quistmore i/t/p/ Eardisley, widow, 1 Nov 1658.
to be buried Eardisley near my husband;   to my eldest son Richard COKE clerk;   to my 2 sons John COKE clerk £5 & to my youngest son William COKE clerk £5;   my estate in lordship of Coton, Cambridgeshire, to my grandson Heigham COKE son of my eldest son Richard;   to the 3 daughters of my son William & Elizabeth his wife: Elizabeth, Dorothy & Jane £700 given by my son Thomas Coke deceased to Heigham, with Jane being trustee;   Thomas MARTYN* of Quistmore, my servant.
Witnesses: Thomas DOWSING clerk &   Elizabeth POYNTER &   John BARBER &   William DRIVER.
Codicil: to Francis COKE son of William COKE & George COKE 2nd son of my son Richard.
Proved at Hereford 13 Dec 1664 by Thomas MARTIN.

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1665

BADHAM
COLE
HENLEY
WEAVER
COLE, Anthony - of Yarkhill, 22 May 1665.
daur Sarah - 3 acres land in Moorfield, Yarkhill and Stockbridge, Stoke Edith, daur Mary;   grandchild Anthony COLE;   wife (living but unnamed in the will).
Witnesses: BADHAM/ HENLEY/ WEAVER.
Proved 20 Sep 1665 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1666

BROUGHTON
CARTHY
CASWALL
CONINGSBY
HOPTON
LANGHORNE
LEWES
MASON
ORRERY
WISE
CONINGSBY, Fitzwilliam - of Hampton Court, esquire, 25 Feb 1665/6.
to my kinsman Thomas CONINGSBY of Hampton Court, esquire, lands occupied by Joan MASON widow in Bodenham & by Henry CASWALL gent, lands in Neen Sollars & lands in Hereford, Worcester,   Salop, Radnor & Leicester;   (references to) my son in law Sampson WISE deceased, Thomas LANGHORNE my son in law & Phillippa his wife, & Roger, earl of ORRERY;   to my son & heir Humphrey CONINGSBY;   to my son Thomas CONINGSBY;   to my son Henry CONINGSBY;   to my cousins Elizabeth CONINGSBY, Ursula CONINGSBY & Mary CONINGSBY the daughters of my cousin Thomas CONINGSBY;   to poor of Hope under Dinmore & to Coningsby's Hospital, Hereford;   to my grandchild Cicilia daughter of my son Henry CONINGSBY.
Witnesses: Richard HOPTON &   Michael BROUGHTON &   Thomas LEWES &   Desmond CARTHY.
Proved (PCC) 1 Dec 1666. TNA Ref: PROB 11/322 f181.

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1668

BEACHFIELD
COLE
COOKE
HALE
WALWYN
COLE, Richard, minister - of Eldersfield. (Ad)
Inventory by: Jo BEACHFIELD,   Florice COOKE,   Jo: HALE, 13 Feb 1668.
Late husband Richard COLE, vicar of Elderfield, dcsd, died intestate,   I, Amy COLE, Give admon to my son John COLE and my son in law James WALWYN.
Admon 15 Feb 1668 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98089.

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1669

BENNETT
CASWAL
CASWALL
HILL
JONES
SMITH
CASWALL, Henry - of Leominster, shoemaker, 19 Nov 1658.
son Henry CASWALL - one Bible which Mr. BENNETT gave unto me;   daurs Margarett and Anne;   son Richard CASWALL;   servant Samuell JONES;   wife Alice CASWALL.
Overseers: friends Mr. Thomas SMITH and cozen James CASWALL.
Witnesses: Margarett CASWAL,   John BENNETT,   Miles HILL.
Proved 5 Feb 1669 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1669

COOKE
COOKES
ELLIS
LAWRENCE
STANTON
STAUNTON
STOCKWELL
COOKES, Richard - of Leigh, yeoman, 19 May 1667.
my wife Marie;   daur Anne COOKES;   grandchild William COOKES son of Richard COOKE dcsd;   son John COOKES;   grandson John COOKES son of Richard COOKES dcsd;   son in law Anthony STAUNTON and Margerie his wife;   friends William STOCKWELL,   Anthony LAWRENCE,   Thomas ELLIS.
Witnesses: Alice COOKES,   Edw. STANTON, Tho: Ed...
Proved 7 Apr 1669 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98091.

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1670

BURNAM
COLLES
COLLES, Timothy - of Hatfield, esquire, died 21 Nov 1669. (N)
everything to my wife Margaret COLLES who is to be kind to my children;   to parishes of Hatfield & Docklow £5 each;   to my man William BURNAM £10.
Witness: Margaret COLLES relict.
Proved (PCC) 15 Jan 1669/70. TNA Ref: PROB 11/323.

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1670

AMOS
CAPLE
CARWARDINE
HAMOND
HANKING
WARGENT
CARWARDINE, James - of Aylton, 3 May 1669.
loving wife Ellis CARWARDINE;   eldest son Anthony CARWARDINE provided he marry with consent of: Francis CAPLE, gent,   William HAMOND,   John HANKING,   Daniel AMOS, all of Aylton, as overseers also.
Witnesses: CAPLE/ HAMOND/ WARGENT.
Proved 13 May 1670 - HCC.

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1672

COX
JONES
MORELY
MORLEY
COX, William - of Stretton Grandsom, Whitsuntyde last past 1671.
Marriage agreement between William COX then of Stretton Grandsom since then deceased and one Sibill MORELY of Stoke Edith;   Richad MORELY father of the said Sibill;   John JONES of Ocle Pitchard;   Mary MORELY.
Witnesses: Richard MORLEY,   John JONES,   Mary MORLEY.
Proved 2 Feb 1671/2 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1672

CLENT
FOGG
HOWELL
SHARPLES
STINTON
CLENT, John - of St. Nicholas,Worcester, gent, Sep 1672. (N)
all to my wife;   Ffrancisca SHARPLES als FOGG and Anna HOWELL testes de veritate et Elizabeth relicta & ad.
Inventory by: Nathaniel STINTON of City, gent and Charles CLENT of Feckenham, gent, 1 Oct 1672.
Admon Eliza: CLENT, relicta and  Charles CLENT of Feckenham, gent, 12 Oct 1672 - Worcs.

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1673

BURNAM
CARTRICK
COX
GOUGH
CARTRICK, Richard - of Hatfield, yeoman, 21 Jul 1673.
to be buried at Hatfield;   to my brother James CARTRICK;   to my brother William CARTRICK;   to Richell COX* the sum owed by Thomas COX of Hatfield.
Witnesses: William BURNAM &   Edmond COX &   Henry GOUGH.
Proved at Hereford 24 Aug 1673.

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1675

AUBREY
BERROWS
BOWDLER
BROWNE
BRYDGES
CARPENDER
CARPENTER
PROSSER
PYE
SEWARD
THOMAS
CARPENDER, Thomas - of Chilston [in the parish of Madley] co Hereford Esquire, 29 May 1674.
£10 as a stock for the poor of Madley;   my farm at Verry Hill in the parish of Newland co Gloucester which came to me from my aunt Phillip [sic] CARPENDER dec'd;   my brother William CARPENDER of Calverton co Bucks;   my dear and loving wife Dame Mary PYE [sic];   my manor of Chilston;   my only child Theodosia CARPENDER (under 21);   my cousin [recte nephew] Thomas (2nd son of my brother William CARPENDER);   my cousin [recte nephew] Thomas (2nd son of my brother Walter CARPENDER of the City of Worcester);     brothers Richard & Francis CARPENDER.
Executors: brother William CARPENDER Clerk,   William BOWDLER of Hereford Esquire,   and kinsman Abraham SEWARD of Hereford, Gent.
Witnesses: William BROWNE;   William BERROWS.
Proved PCC 14 May 1675 by the Exors.
Notes: [1] According to Robinson's 'Mansions & Manors of Herefordshire',John BRYDGES of Dormington died in 1669 aged 65, leaving 3 daughters and coheiresses - Margaret (d.1666 aged 26) wife of Thomas CARPENDER of Chilston, Joyce wife of Herbert AUBREY of Clehonger and Dorothy wife of Walter THOMAS of Swansea. It seems unlikely that this is the Testator's [?first] wife, but perhaps Margaret's husband was one of the a/n nephews.
[2] William CARPENDER, Clerk, appears in the Alumni of Oxford University. He was a student at Christchurch in 1648 (BA 1649/50, MA 1652), Whyte Professor of Moral Philosophy 1657-60; Rector of Staunton-upon-Wye co Hereford 1660 and of Calverton co Bucks 1661.
[3] In the CD of Herefordshire Mis produced by the HFHS, there are (un-dated) monuments to Theodosia and Thomas CARPENDER at Dorstone.
[4] In 'Gloucestershire Marriage Allegations' vol 2, John PROSSER of Snowdle [Peterchurch] co Hereford, gent aged 27 was granted (on 23 Apr 1662) a Licence to marry Phillipp (sic) CARPENTER of Coleford [Newland co Gloucester] aged 22.

 

1676

CASWALL
CASWALL, Richard - of Aymstree.
Account of Frances CASWALL widow, 10 Feb 1676.
Comptus 10 Feb 1676 - HCC; Ref FHL#91689.

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1676

CASWALL
CASWALL, Fulham - of Hope under Dinmore.
By Henry CASWALL (the father of the deceased).
Comptus 2 Jun 1676 - HCC; Ref FHL#91689.

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1676

CARLES
COOKE
DANCOX
MORRIS
VICKERES
COOKE, Alice - of Taddington, widow, 20 Jul 1675.
friend Thomas DANCOX son of Roger DANCOX of Tarrington, husbandman.
Witnesses: Richard CARLES,   Anne MORRIS,   Rich. VICKERES.
Proved 19 Jul 1676 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1677

BAKER
CASWALL
GROVE
HILL
JONES
LAURENCE
MASON
MOORE
PEMBER
CASWALL, Henry - of Bodenham. (Ad)
To Cicilia CASWALL (the widow and relict),   Thomas BAKER of same and Anthony GROVE of same.
Inventory by: Thos BAKER,   Richard HILL,   John JONES, 6 Jun 1677.
Accounting by: Cicilia CASWALL the widow on 19 Sep 1678 - Humphrey LAURENCE of Leominster - a debt,   Henry CASWALL of Hope under Dinmore,   John JONES of Bodenham,   Anthony JONES of same,   John MASON of same,   Ann MOORE,   Richard HILL,   John PEMBER;   Money for funeral of Elizabeth CASWALL the wife of the deceased owing at the time of his death.
Admon 7 Jun 1677 - HCC; Ref FHL#91690.

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1677

BENNETT
BOWER
BURLETON
CARRIDING
CARRYDIN
CARRYDINE
CARWARDINE
COOKE
GEORGE
GODSAY
HALL
LAMBERT
PITT
PROSSER
TOMMAS
CARWARDINE, William - late of Ashperton, Esq, "upon or about" 22 Sep 1677. (N)
{nieces} Elizabeth CARWARDINE and Anne CARWARDINE,   daughters of my brother John CARWARDINE - each a ewe and a lamb;   Thomas HALL son to my sister Anne HALL - a bedd to be delivered to him after the death of his grandmother;   my wife Anne CARWARDINE.
Witnesses: John BURLETON,   Anne HALL.
Bond by Ann CARWARDINE wid the rel of William CARWARDINE late of Ashperton and Edward BENNETT of Canon Frome.
Inventory by: Edward BENNETT,   John LAMBERT,   John CARRYDINE,   William GEORGE, 3 Oct 1677;   Total 22£ 10s. 4d.
Debts owing of: William CARRIDING,   To Richard PITT / 10£ 12s. 6d;   To Margery PROSSER / 3£ 10s.;   To Margery TOMMAS / 1£;   to BOWER / 9s.;   to John CARRYDIN / 18s.;   to William GEORGE / 13s.;   to Wid COOKE / 4s.;   to John GODSAY / 3s.;   Total 11-1-6.
Proved 3 Nov 1677 - HCC.

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1678

ABRAHALL
CARWARDINE
GITTOES
HANCOCKS
TURNOR
WIDDRINGTON
CARWARDINE, Margery - of Taddington (Tarrington), 26 Feb 1676.
"To be buried Yarkhill";   brother John ABRAHALL - 5£,   sister Margarett WIDDRINGTON, kinswoman Margaret WIDDRINGTON the yr;   rest of the children of my sister Margaret WIDDRINGTON;   cozen Elizabeth HANCOCKS;   Poor of Madley, Tarrington, and Yarkhill;   son John CARWARDINE.
Witnesses: Jane GITTOES,   Thomas TURNOR,   John ABRAHALL.
Proved 5 Apr 1678 - HCC.

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1678

CARWARDINE
HODGES
PITT
WOTTON
CARWARDINE, Edward - of Preston Wyn, Withington, 6 Jun 1678.
Edward WOTTON one son of William WOTTON of Westhide;   wife Izabell.
Witnesses: Thos HODGES,   Jas PITT.
Proved 1 Aug 1678 - Hereford Deanery.

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1679

CARWARDINE
COCKE
COOJE
EVANS
NEWTON
CARWARDINE, John - of Marden, 30 Jul 1678.
son John CARWARDINE - 5 acres in Marden named Whiterda;   daur Rebecca CARWARDINE;   brother William, his son John CARWARDINE;   sister Joane CARWARDINE;   brother Andrew CARWARDINE;   kinsman Josiah COCKE;   wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Rd EVANS,   Jonah COOJE,   Hum. NEWTON sen.
Proved 30 Aug 1679 - Hereford Deanery.

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1679

BAYLY
CASWALL
HARRIS
LAURENCE
LAWRENCE
PYCHARD
SEWARD
TOMKINS
WATKINS
WIDGEARNE
CASWALL, William - of Hope under Dynmore, shoemaker and sergeant of more in Leominster, 1 Jul 1678.
"Elizabeth my now wife with whom I have remaryed";   house called the Falcon at Hope under Dinmore;   kinswoman Mary HARRIS (natural daur of John HARRIS late of Leominster shoemaker and Margaret his wife both deceased);   William WIDGEARNE of Hope under Dinmore;   natural brother Richard CASWALL felt maker of Leominster;   kinsman Richard PYCHARD of Leominster.
Witnesses: Hum. LAURENCE,   Elizabeth LAWRENCE,   Elizabeth BAYLY,   Richard PYCHARD, sr.
By John TOMKINS of Leominster, gent (Creditor);   Abraham SEWARD of City, Hereford;   Thomas WATKINS of Leominster.
Admon 19 Nov 1679; Ref FHL#91691.

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1681

ALLEN
CLYMER
COLE
COLES
COLLES
COWLES
EMES
HEANT
HUNT
MORTON
PARDOE
SANDERS
SMIITH
COLE, John - of Worcester, 8 Jan 1679.
Richard COLES of All Saints, Worcs;   John PARDOE of Hollow;   and Gul: PARDOE of St. Andrew, Worcs.
Inventory by: Richard COLLES,   William MORTON,   Thos ALLEN,   Edward SANDERS,   29 Oct 1680. (of John COWLES of All Saints, Worcs)
Margaret COLES of Worcs, wid and rel of John {renounced} to Richard COLES (son of the sd deceased).
The Will of John COWLES the elder of all saints Worcs,   shoemake [this is the testator];   house in Broad Street, Worcs;   son Richard COWLES, my now wife Margarett;   daur Anne ALLEN;   Mary and Martha COWLES daurs of my son Richard COWLES;   the children of my son Thomas COWLES deceased;   son John COWLES;   grandson John COWLES son of my son Thomas COWLES.
Overseer: friend John PARDOE the yr of Eastbury.
Witnesses: Greg HUNT,   Robt HEANT,   Wm EMES,   Wm SMIITH,   Rd CLYMER.
Admon 22 Jan 1680/1 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98126.

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1681

BENTLEY
BROWN
COULES
COULES, William - of Bosbury, taylor, 6 Jul 1681.
son William COULES;   daur Alice;   daur Mary;   'beloved wife' Margaret.
Witnesses: Wm BENTLEY,   Frances BROWN.
Proved 21 Jul 1681 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1682

BALLARD
CLARKE
COOJE
HALL
HOPTON
JOULINGE
SHEWSTER
WOODDIAT
WOODIAT
CLARKE als SHEWSTER, Richard - of Cradley, 7 Feb 1682.
daur Mary wife of Thomas JOULINGE;   Land adjoining lands of John BALLARD I bought of James HOPTON, Esq;   son John CLARKE als SHEWSTER.
Overseers: friends William HALL and John WOODIAT.
Witnesses: John WOODDIAT,   William HALL,   Susanna COOJE.
Proved 7 May 1682 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1683

CARELES
EDWARDS
HIDE
HOPKINS
PITT
PRICE
RICKARDS
SERMON
CARELES, Thomas Sr - of Little Taddington, Heref, gent, 25 Sep 1682.
But at present abiding with my son in law,   Edmund PITT alderman of Worcester.
daur Olave wife of John RICKARDS,   daur Mary wife of William HOPKINS,   daur Elizabeth wife of James EDWARDS,   son Thomas CARELES,   daur Martha wife of Edmund PITT;   amount due from Susanna SERMON wid and Phillip SERMON her son of Upton.
Witnesses: Tho: HIDE,   Hannah PRICE,   Stephen CARELES.
Proved 23 Jan 1682/3 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98132.

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1683

CARWARDINE
HODGES
JONES
NICHOLETTS
NORTH
CARWARDINE, John - of Kinley, Blackmere, gent, 4 Aug 1683.
wife Winefrid;   brother in law Henry JONES;   brother Walter CARWARDINE.
Witnesses: Gilbt NICHOLETTS,   John HODGES,   Michael NORTH.
Proved 1 Sep 1683 - Hereford Deanery.

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1684

CALDWALL
DIMOCKE
SMITH
WESTON
CALDWALL, Francis - of Stanford Bishop, 22 Nov 1683.
"To be buried near my son John in the parish of Lye";   kinsman John DIMOCKE;   During my mother in laws life, Elizabeth DIMOCKE;   nephew Thomas CALDWALL, my estate at Luston;   sonne Francis CALDWALL of Luston;   wife and my grandson.
Witnesses: Wm SMITH senior,   John DIMOCKE,   Jone WESTON.
Proved 16 Jan 1683/4 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1684

BRIGHT
CHANDLER
CLIFF
CLIFFE
DOBYNS
NASH
PITT
RONHURD
SHEPPERD
WELSH
CLIFFE, William - of Mathon, 21 Mar 1684.
daur PITT;   daur WELSH;   son William CLIFFE of Dodoake;   grandaur the wife of William CLIFF of parish of Astley;   son Henry CLIFF - who lives with me.
Witnesses: Rob. DOBYNS,   John CHANDLER, Thos ----.
Inventory by: Thomas BRIGHT,   Charles SHEPPERD,   Richard NASH,   Jo RONHURD?, 1684.
Proved 11 Mar 1684 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98143.

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1684

CARELES
NURBURY
TOMKINS
VICKERES
CARELES als NURBURY, Robert - of Tarrington, 25 May 1684.
son Thomas CARELES als NURBURY,   my now wife Catharine and son John, son William;   Robert CARELES als NURBURY;   son John CARELES als NURBURY;   daur Joane.
Witnesses: John TOMKINS,   John CARELES als NURBURY,   Rich: VICKERES.
Proved - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1686

CARELES
COOKE
HOOPER
NURBURY
RAVENHILL
TOMKINS
WIDDRINGTON
WILLIAMS
CARELES als NURBURY, Richad - of Tarrington, glover, 14 Sep 1686.
cozens Mary TOMKINS and Anne TOMKINS;   daurs of my cozen John TOMKINS and to Mary WIDDRINGTON his grandaur;   neighbor Thomas WILLIAMS and Joane his wife, Sarah (daur of above);   cozen Anne daur of my cozen James HOOPER and Joane his wife of Ashperton, wheelwright.
Witnesses: Francis COOKE,   Sara WILLIAMS,   Tho: RAVENHILL.
Proved 9 Oct 1686 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1687

COLLINS
FEWTRELL
FIFIELD
FYFIELD
HALL
LOGGAN
LONGE
PENGREE
PENGRIEF
PONGREE
STOKES
TURNER
WOODDIATT
COLLINS, John - of Acton Beauchamp, 23 Apr 1685.
William FYFIELD, James FYFIELD and Elizabeth FYFIELD, sons and daurs of my cozen William FYFIELD of Cradley;   John HALL, Rowland and James HALL sons of my brother in law William HALL of Cradley;   James and Mary HALL son and daur of William HALL late of Cradley dcsd;   John STOKES and Eliner TURNER son and daur of bro in law Richard STOKES of Cradley;   servant John HALL,   servant maid Jane PONGREE, spinster;   William STOKES,   Elizabeth LOGGAN wife of John LOGGAN, and Anne WOODDIATT, widow;   kinswoman Sarah FEWTRELL, spinster.
Witnesses: Will PONGREE,   Wyllm HALL.
Inventory by: Will PENGREE (PENGRIEF),   Richard LONGE,   William FIFIELD, 16 Mar 1686.
Proved 20 Aug 1687 - Worcs.

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1688

CLARK
COLLINS
WOODYATT
COLLINS, Thomas - of Thornbury.
Overseers: John WOODYATT of Hatfield,   Matthew CLARK of Wacton, gent,   Richard COLLINS of Stoke Lacey.
Admon 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1688

BRADLEY
CARWARDINE
COOKSAY
HUNT
LAWFORD
MILLARD
PHILLPOTS
POWELL
CARWARDINE, Elizabeth - of Hereford, widow, 29 Feb 1687/8.
daur Margarett wife of William MILLARD;   son John CARWARDINE of London;   daur Elizabeth LAWFORD of London;   daur Anne BRADLEY;   son Walter CARWARDINE;   grandchild Elizabeth wife of John POWELL;   grandchild Ann CARWARDINE;   Poor of St. Nicholas, Hereford.
Executor: son Charles CARWARDINE.
Witnesses: Richard HUNT,   Richard COOKSAY,   Ric PHILLPOTS jr.
Proved 5 Apr 1688 - Hereford Deanery.

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1689

CLENT
GRIFFITHS
LANGFORD
REEVE
CLENT, Thomas - of Leintwardine, 10 Feb 1688.
wife Grace CLENT;   3 children.
Witnesses: John LANGFORD,   Francis GRIFFITHS,   Walter REEVE.
Proved 28 May 1689 - HCC.

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1689

CORBETT
FFOX
HAYLEY
SMITH
CORBETT, Richard - of Avenburie, gent, 12 Oct 1689.
youngest son Richard, 3 daurs Jane, Mary, & Elizabeth;   wife Jane;   eldest son John CORBETT.
Witnesses: Tho: FFOX,   Richard SMITH,   Richad HAYLEY.
Proved 29 Oct 1689 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1690

CLENT
HOOPER
PRICE
CLENT, Thomas Jr, clerk, curate - of Eastham, 5 Sep 1690.
sister Anne CLENT.
Witnesses: Thomas PRICE,   William HOOPER.
Proved 22 Sep 1690 - Worcs.
NB: nephew to my 9th great grandmother - sjk

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1691

BERKLEY
BIRCH
BRAGG
CLENT
COLES
GEREFFE
JOHNSON
LANE
LITTLETON
POWELL
SHALCROFT
STARLING
WILD
CLENT, Littleton - of Knightwicke, Esq.
friends Edward BIRCH of Leecroft, Staff, Esq. and Robert WILD of Worcester, Esq. Land at Martley in occupation of William STARLING,   Nat. BRAGG? &   Great Shelslely in occupation of John CLENT,   William COLES.
Writ of partition between me and Sir Rowland BERKLEY, kt.,   Fisher LITTLETON, Esq. and Samuel POWELL, Esq.
Other Bequests: daur Mary CLENT - 400£, son Thomas CLENT;   daur Lettice CLENT - 300£ daur Jane CLENT - 300£   son James CLENT - 300£ son Edward CLENT - 300£   sister Grace LANE - 4£ sister Lettice LANE - 4£   sister Dorthy LANE - 4s.;   cozen William CLENT;   wife Mary.
Witnesses: Wm JOHNSON,   John SHALCROFT,   William CLENT,   Richard GEREFFE?, Esq.
Proved 1691 - PCC/1691 #35.

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1691

BEARD
BRIDGES
COWLES
FLETCHER
JACKSON
NASH
PERKES
COWLES, James - of Bosbury, husbandman, 2 Mar 1690.
friend William BRIDGES of old Colwell, Colwall, gent;   neece Mary JACKSON - 40s.;   nephew William COWLES - 10s.;   John BEARD of Bosbury;   my servant Ann PERKES;   nieces Alice FLETCHER and Mary JACKSON.
Witnesses: John BEARD,   Rd NASH, --.
Proved 28 Mar 1691 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1691

CLENT
EVANS
FIDOE
LATHUM
MOORE
OWENS
TAYLOR
CLENT, Thomas, Rector - of Eastham, 31 Oct 1687.
2 sons Thomas and Edmund - 5£ ea;   daur Mary wife of John FIDOE;   daur Anne CLENT, and Elizabeth wife of Richard TAYLOR, Rector of Stanford;   Mr. Burton LATHUM of Sutton, gent.
Witnesses: William OWENS,   Mary EVANS,   Margery MOORE,   Thomas CLENT.
Proved 1 Apr 1691 - Worcs.
NB: brother to my 9th great grandmother - sjk

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1691

CLENT
EVANS
MORIS
OWINS
TAYLOR
TURNER
CLENT, Anne - of Eastham, spinster, 16 Dec 1690.
Mary EVANS;   sister Elizabeth TAYLOR and her 3 children,   Elizabeth, Thomas & John TAYLOR.
Witnesses: William OWINS,   Mary TURNER,   Michael MORIS.
Proved 22 Oct 1691 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.
NB: my 1st cousin 10th removed - sjk

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1692

?BRINNELL
BRINNETT
COOKSEY
ECKLEY
ECKLY
JONES
MORGAN
PHILLPOTTS
COOKSEY, James - of Vowchurch co Hereford, 11 Dec 1687.
Executor: John ECKLY of the township of Monnington i/t/p Vowchurch, gent.
Bequests: to my grand-daughter Elizabeth - a feather bed and the necessaries belonging thereto and £15 of English money;   to my grandson and godson James - £10 of English money - these two legacies to be paid at the age of 16;   I leave to my son Edward COOKSEY the sum of 6d if he asks for it 3 times;   to my daughter Susannah - all my household goods for life and thereafter to her children;   if my son Edward COOKSEY should after my death trouble or molest at law any of my grandchildren concerning the tenements made over and assigned to them [my Will is that] my grandaughters out of their portions here expressed … withstand and vindicate their right and cause.   Signed James COOKSEY, with:
Witnesses: Edith ECKLEY,   Bridgett MORGAN,   John JONES.
Inventory: 22 Apr 1692 of the goods etc of James COOKSEY of Monnington Straddle [in Vowchurch] who died 4 Feb 1691/2 appraised by Edward ?BRINNELL/ BRINNETT,   and John PHILLPOTTS at £32.10 2d.
Probate granted 31 Dec 1692 Hereford to John ECKLEY.
Notes: [1] Catherine wife of James COOKSEY was bur 10 May 1683 at Vowchurch.
[2] James COOKSEY occupied property with 2 hearths in Vowchurch in 1665. In 1663, he was one of the Rate Assessors for the Militia Assessment.

 

1693

ASTELEY
BENSON
BRIGHT
CLIFFE
DOBBYNS
PYTTS
CLIFFE, Henry - of Mathon, 1 Jan 1693.
son Allane CLIFFE (not 21), daur Mary, daur Grace (not 18);   wife;   daur BRIGHT and her husband;   cozens Samuell PYTTS of Kyre Wyard,   Robert DOBBYNS of city of Hereford,   John BENSON, rector of Cradley, Herefs;   John ASTELEY of St. Michaels Bedwardine.
Proved - PCC; Ref FHL#92396.
Note: Immediately following the above will is the will of William CLIFFE of Astley, Worcs which was not abstracted.

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1694

CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLAINE
CHAMBERLAIN, Edward - of Ocle Pitchard, gent, 7 Jan 1693.
Poor of parish of Westhide and Ocle Pitchard;   son John CHAMBERLAIN's children as followeth: his eldest son Thomas and his eldest daur Elenor;   his younger children: John, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth, Deborah, Rebecca and Joane;   son Henry CHAMBERLAIN's son Richard;   son William CHAMBERLAIN's daur Mary;   son Henry CHAMBERLAIN - my tenement called Woodmanton at Westhide;   son Thomas CHAMBERLAINE;   wife Elenor CHAMBERLAINE;   son Edward CHAMBERLAINE.
Proved 16 Apr 1694 - PCC; Ref FHL#92385 - PCC/1694:Folio 74.

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1695

CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLAINE
PHILLPOTTS
SCULL
TOMKINS
CHAMBERLAINE, Elianor - of Ocle Pitchard, widow, 12 Jun 1694.
son John CHAMBERLAINE - 50£;   son Edward CHAMBERLAINE - 30£;   son Henry CHAMBERLAINE - 50£;   son William CHAMBERLAIN - 30£;   son Thomas CHAMBERLAIN - goods, etc.
Witnesses: William SCULL,   Thomas PHILLPOTTS,   John TOMKINS.
Proved 12 Jun 1695 - PCC; Ref FHL#92392 - PCC/Folio 91.

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1698

BAGGOT
BROOKES
CARWARDINE
WOODWARD
CARWARDINE, Margery - of St. John Bedwardine, Worcester, widow, 7 Jan 1698.
"To be bur in my husband's grave in St. Johns Church";   brother Thomas CARWARDINE of Rushwick and his wife and his daur Elizabeth;   sister Margery WOODWARD;   cosin Richard WOODWARD, cosins John WOODWARD and Thomas WOODWARD;   sister Hester CARWARDINE, widow;   cosin John BAGGOT of Peopleton;   cosin Isabell BROOKES and her eldest son Richard BROOKES and his 3 children, and her son John BROOKES.
Executor: cousin Richard CARWARDINE;   Tenement in Powick.
Proved - Worcs.

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1699

BENNETT
CASWALL
EDWARDS
ROBERTS
CASWALL, Elizabeth - of Risbury, Humber, widow, 7 Feb 1699.
eldest son Henry CASWALL - bed boulster, blankets, coverings;   2 younger sons John CASWALL and Thomas CASWALL - all my part and proportion of tyhes at Stoke Prior and Risbury;   friends William EDWARDS rector of Humber,   brother Richard CASWALL of Risbury,   kinsman Richard BENNETT of Wooton.
Witnesses: Henry CASWALL,   Thomas ROBERTS.
Proved 18 Mar 1699 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1699

APPERLEY
BODHAM
COLLAS
EVESHAM
FINCH
HAVARD
HAWKES
PHILPOTT
PHILPOTTS
SEABORNE
SKKYRME
TURNOR
COLLAS, Richard - of Withington, 2 Sep 1696.
kinsman George HAVARD of Weston Beggard;   William APPERLEY of Withington and Elianor his wife;   Poor of Withington, Lugwardine, Felton, and Ashperton;   kinsman John HAVARD of Fownhope;   John son of George HAVARD;   Mary daur of George HAVARD;   Joice PHILPOTTS daur of John PHILPOTT of Hinton;   Richard son of John FINCH of Hereford, clerk;   Richard son of John EVESHAM of Felton;   Richad son of Richad BODHAM of Boddenham;   Katharine daur of Katharine SEABORNE of Withington.
Witnesses: TURNOR/ HAWKES/ SKKYRME.
Proved 10 Oct 1699 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1700

BENNETT
CASWALL
EDWARDS
FARRINGTON
GRIFFITHS
PAINTER
SHUTER
CASWALL, John - of Stoke Prior, 27 Jan 1700.
Margery SHUTER: maid servant to my son Henry CASWALL;   John GRIFFITHS: man servant to my son Henry CASWALL and John PAINTER: another servant to my son Henry CASWALL;   son Henry CASWALL of Risbury, Stoke Prior.
Witnesses: Wm EDWARDS,   Rd BENNETT,   Rd FARRINGTON.
Proved 5 Mar 1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1700

CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLAINE
JAUNCEY
SMITH
CHAMBERLAINE, John - of Whitwick, gent, 17 Jan 1697 [9 William & Mary]
daur Elianor;   son Thomas CHAMBERLAIN;   daurs Mary and Elizabeth;   3 younger daurs Rebecca, Deborah, and Joan;   Land bought of Edward SMITH late of Westhide;   wife Mary CHAMBERLAIN;   brothers Edward CHAMBERLAIN and William CHAMBERLAIN.
Witnesses: Tho. JAUNCEY,   Edw. CHAMBERLAIN,   Will: CHAMBERLAIN.
Codicil: 24 Jan 1700. Son William.
Proved 17 Mar 1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1701

BERKLEY
CLENT
PLUMMER
ROBERTS
ROSSE
CLENT, Thomas - of Knightwick, Worcs, Esq, 2 Nov 1700.
brother Edward CLENT of the 6 clerks office, London, gent and his heirs;   the death of Mary CLENT my mother;   the sd Edward CLENT and William CLENT of city of Worcester, gent - 300£ in trust for Letitia BERKLEY wife of Francis BERKLEY of Shrewsbury;   sister Mary CLENT.
Witnesses: John ROBERTS,   Arthur ROSSE,   Willum PLUMMER.
Proved 4 Feb 1701 - PCC/1701: Folio 18.

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1701

BEALE
BOND
COLE
COX
GARSTON
GIBBS
HALES
NELME
RAVENHILL
SKINER
SKINNER
TOMKINS
TOMPKINS
COX, Elizabeth - the elder of Quatsford, Ledbury, spinster, last July 1701.
Poor of Ledbury, poor of Berrow;   nephew Thomas COX son of heir of my late brother Thos COX dcsd;   Purchased of Mary COX my late mother dcsd and Thos COLE of Greys Inn, London, gent;   nephew & niece Benj and Eliza COX brother and sister to Thos COX;   nephew John GARSTON;   sister in law Elizabeth GIBBS formerly wife of my late brother John COX dcsd;   bro in law Walter GARSTON & my neece Sarah his daur;   bro in law John TOMPKINS gen and my nephew Thomas TOMPKINS his son;   neece Mary SKINNER wife of Richad SKINNER clothier;   Margaret and Mary daur of my sd neece Mary SKINER;   neece Elizabeth now wife of Benj. BEALE, gent: daur of the sd John TOMKINS;   neece Anna TOMKINS: daur of the said John TOMKINS;   cozen Roger NELME of Newent;   cozen Hannah his wife;   the 2 children of my nephew John GARSTON;   brother in law William SKINNER.
Witnesses: Anthony HALES,   John BOND,   Tho. RAVENHILL.
Proved ? - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1701

ANDREWS
CONINGSBY
DAVIS
EMES
WATSON
CONINGSBY, Thomas - of Grendon Warren, co. Hereford.
my mother Martha CONINGSBY;     my daughter Martha CONINGSBY;   my daughter Elizabeth CONINGSBY;     eldest son Thomas CONINGSBY;     four youngest sons John CONINGSBY, George CONINGSBY, Charles CONINGSBY and Bennet CONINGSBY;     wife Chrysogon CONINGSBY;   father in law John EMES of Pershore, co. Worcs.
Executors: wife Chryogon CONINGSBY and father in law John EMES.
Witnesses: Susan ANDREWS,   Robert DAVIS,   Thomas WATSON.
Proved 14 Jul 1701 by Executors - PCC; 93 Dyer.

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1701

BANNESTER
CASSWALL
CASWALL
CASSWALL, James - the elder of Leominster, glover, 24 Jan 1700.
sons John CASWALL and George CASWALL, daur Anne CASWALL, son James CASWALL.
Witnesses: John GREENley, John BANNESTER.
Proved 6 Aug 1701 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1702

BLAKEWAY
CASWALL
GWIN
PITT
WILDENS
CASWALL, Henry - of the Upper House, Rysbry, Stoke Pryor, 18 May 1702.
wife Margarett - 12£ a year,   son Henry CASWALL - 200£,   eldest son John CASWALL, the Upper House, Rysbury;   For want of heirs to son Henry CASWALL;   For want of heirs to heirs of Rowland PITT and Elizabeth his wife.
Witnesses: John WILDENS,   Thos BLAKEWAY,   Joseph GWIN.
Proved 9 Sep 1707 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

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1704

BERRINGTON
CHELMICK
DOBBINS
ELFE
GUNTER
POWELL
RUSSELL
SMYTH
TRUMPER
CHELMICK, John - of Vowchurch, Clerk [in Holy Orders][1], 27 Jul 1704.
Wishes to be buried in the Chancel at Vowchurch;   to my dearly beloved wife Anne CHELMICK - £150, all my stock, household goods and implements of husbandry;   my brother-in-law Joseph TRUMPER and my uncle[2] William ELFE to have £250 in trust to pay the interest therefrom half-yearly to my wife for life and after her decease, £50 for use of my godson John CHELMICK (son of my brother Robert CHELMICK) and a further £50 for use of my brother Thomas CHELMICK and a further £50 for use of my sister Mary TRUMPER and the remaining £100 used to fund (from the interest) a public school within the parish of Vowchurch.
After the deaths of my Trustees, the funds for the school shall be administered by the consent of 5 (or the majority of 5) of the chiefest Freeholders of the parish. Should the school ever be discontinued, then the £100 capital is to be paid to the then Minister of Vowchurch.
Other bequests: to my said brother-in-law Joseph TRUMPER and my uncle William ELFE afsd 6 guineas between them - they to be Trustees;   to my servant Joan GUNTER - £10 (if living) paid 5 years after my decease.
Sole Executrix: my wife Anne CHELMICK.  Signed John CHELMICK with:
Witnesses: Thomas BERRINGTON,   Arnold RUSSELL,   Thomas POWELL.
Inventory appraised by: Herbert SMYTH and Thomas BERRINGTON which states that the Testator died 3 Aug 1704. Goods valued at £379.10.9d
Proved Hereford 18 Aug 1704 by Anne CHELMICK, widow.
Notes: [1] John CHELMICK was the Vicar of Vowchurch from 1690 until his death in 1704. He was buried there on 9 Aug 1704. He and Anne DOBBINS married 8 Nov 1692 at Vowchurch. She was buried there 8 Jul 1727.
[2] William ELFE was Anne's uncle, not John's.

 

1706

BAUGHAM
CASWALL
GITTOES
GRIFFITHS
CASWALL, Jane - of Leominster, spinster, 22 Jan 1706.
aunt Alice GITTOES wife of Thomas GITTOES of Leominster.
Witnesses: Mary BAUGHAM,   Edwd BAUGHAM,   Thos GRIFFITHS.
Proved 12 Mar 1706 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

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1706

BULLOCK
CALDECOTT
CHURCH
COOPER
HEATON
HODGSON
HOWORTH
JONES
MUNDAY
PAYNARD
PEYNARDS
POOLE
TRUMPER
WELLINGTON
WHITTALL
WILLIAMS
CHURCH, Thomas - of the City of Hereford, dyer, dated [blank] May 1705.
to loving wife Margery[1] - my copyhold lands and tenements in Shelwick[2] for life according to the Custom of that Manor by her Free Bench thereby entitled together with all my free and copyhold lands i/t/p Cluddock[3];   my daughter Anne CHURCH - the sum of £1000, she giving my exors a discharge for all such legacies as I formerly received for her use, also my silver tankard, two silver servers and my case of silverhafted knives and forks, one silver wrought cup plus some furniture and linen;   to my son James CHURCH - £600 to be put out at interest to maintain him during his apprenticeship and afterwards the whole to devolve upon him.
Others Mentioned: my brother and sister WELLINGTON,   my sister HOWORTH,   both brother PEYNARDS,   my cousins John WELLINGTON, George WELLINGTON and his wife,   Thomas and Benjamin WELLINGTON,   my cousins Mr Thomas HODGSON,   Mrs Anna COOPER,   Mrs Margaret MUNDAY,   Mrs Elizabeth POOLE,   Mrs Elizabeth HOWORTH,   Mr Giles WHITTALL and wife[4],   Ann HOWORTH,   and Elizabeth WILLIAMS;   my servant maid Mary TRUMPER;   John CALDECOTT;   my manservant Griffith JONES.
Executors: son Thomas CHURCH, and my wife.
Witnesses: Mary BULLOCK,   Solomon HEATON,   Samuel BULLOCK.
Proved PCC London 3 May 1706 by Exors Margerie CHURCH (relict) and  thomas CHURCH (son)
Notes: [1] The Testator married Margery PAYNARD on 11 May 1676 at All Saints, Hereford. See the Will of Thomas WELLINGTON of Hereford 6 Oct 1720 for further biographical detail.
[2] A hamlet in Holmer.
[3] Clodock.
[4] née HOWORTH.

 

1707

CARWARDINE
COPE
DAVIS
NICHOLAS
PHILPOTTS
WITHERSTON
CARWARDINE, Charles - of Hereford, gent, 11 Aug 1707.
son in law Daniel COPE and Anne his wife (my daur);   Messuage Wye bridge St, Hereford in St. Martins;   Messuage at Madley;   son in law William DAVIS children;   wife.
Witnesses: PHILPOTTS/ NICHOLAS/ WITHERSTON.
Proved 1 Sep 1707 - Hereford Deanery.

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1707

BREWSTER
BROME
CARWARDINE
CARWARDINE, John, 4 Nov 1706.
son Richard CARWARDINE.
Witnesses: William BREWSTER,   William CARWARDINE,   Will: BROME.
Proved 28 Oct 1707 - Hereford Deanery.

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1708

ASHBURY
CLENT
HILL
MASON
SMITH
TURNLEY
WILIAMS
YARRANTON
CLENT, John - of Martley, 1 Jan 1703/4.
son John CLENT - 1s.;   son in law Richard ASHBURY - 1s.;   son in law Ffrancis SMITH - 1s.;   daur Joyce CLENT - 20£;   daur Jane CLENT - 20£;   wife Ann CLENT.
Witnesses: Thomas MASON,   Edward TURNLEY,   Edmond YARRANTON.
Inventory by: Tho: HILL,   John WILIAMS,   Ed. YARRANTON, 12 Sep 1706.
Proved 19 Oct 1708 - Worcs.

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1709

?COX
BUCKHAM
BULLOCK
CHURCH
COX
FFOOTE
HEATON
HODGSON
PAYNARD
POOLE
SANDERS
STEWARD
TRUMPER
WATKINS
WRIGHT
YALDEN
CHURCH, James - of the City of Hereford, dyer, .. Jul 1708.
my mother Margery CHURCH, brother Thomas CHURCH - £200 each;   sister Anne CHURCH - £100;   uncle and aunt Mr and Mrs Thomas PAYNARD;   Mr John COX, his wife Mary COX and their children Arthur COX, Jane [?COX] and Mary [?COX];   Mr John BUCKHAM;   Mr Thomas HODGSON;   Mr James STEWARD;   Richard FFOOTE;   John SANDERS;   Richard YALDEN;   cousin Thomas POOLE and his son Miles POOLE;   Mary WRIGHT (servant to Mr John COX);   Mary TRUMPER;   Samuel WATKINS. my siblings Thomas CHURCH and Anne CHURCH - R&R equally.
Executors: my brother Thomas CHURCH and my mother.
Witnesses: Mary BULLOCK,   Solomon HEATON,   Samuel BULLOCK.
Proved PCC 8 Feb 1708/9 by Margery CHURCH and Thomas CHURCH the Exors.
Notes: Thomas CHURCH mar Margery PAYNARD 11 May 1676 at Hereford, All Saints.

 

1712

CARWARDINE
CORNWALL
HANCOCK
JONES
POWELL
ROGERS
VOBE
CARWARDINE, Richard - of Much Thinghill, Withington, gent, 25 Jun 1712.
Wife Mary - Thinghills Court,   Land held by lease under Henry CORNWALL Esq. for 99 years;   eldest son John CARWARDINE, Little Cowmarsh, Withington;   sons Lancelot CARWARDINE and Richard CARWARDINE;   daurs Eleanor CARWARDINE, Mary CARWARDINE, Priscilla CARWARDINE and Margery CARWARDINE;   4 above daurs to be married with consent of John VOBE of Ledbury, gent, Benjamin VOBE of Wallhills, Ledbury, gent and Thomas ROGERS of Ballingham, gent;   sister Sarah CARWARDINE.
Witnesses: Mary JONES,   Edw HANCOCK,   Hen POWELL.
Proved 22 Nov 1712 - Hereford Deanery.

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1714

BAUGHAM
BAUHAM
CASWALL
CASWELL
GAUGHAM
PRICE
CASWALL, James - of Leominster, gent, 20 Dec 1714.
brother George CASWELL - land at Leominster,   father in law Edward BAUGHAM, gent;   brother John CASWALL;   cousin John BAUHAM;   4 daurs Anne, Mary, Margaret and Susan;   my now wife Anne,   son George CASWALL.
Witnesses: Ed. GAUGHAM,   John CASWALL,   Tho. PRICE.
Proved ? - PCC; Ref FHL#92511 - PCC/Folio 67.

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1715

BURFORD
COWLEY
CROUCH
MITTON
TURNER
COWLEY, Richard - of Mathon, 2 Feb 1714.
brother Thomas COWLEY;   kinsman Benjamin TURNER;   Thomas COWLEY, Jr.;   Richard TURNER, Anne TURNER, Rowland TURNER;   Thomas MITTON;   sister Mary MITTON.
Inventory by: Wm BURFORD &   Henry CROUCH, 7 Oct 1715.
Proved 29 Oct 1715 - Worcs.

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1717

APPERLY
CASWALL
HARRIS
LANE
MASON
PITT
CASWALL, John - of Risbury, Stoke Prior. (Ad)
Alice CASWALL (vid and rel).
Bond by Alice CASWALL of Stoke Prior vid,   Henry CASWALL of Humber and William LANE of Stoke Prior.
Inventory by: William APPERLY,   Tho: MASON,   Rowland PITT,   John HARRIS, 4 Nov 1716.
Admon 15 May 1717 - HCC; Ref FHL#91709.

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1721

CARELESS
GODSOLVE
GOLDSOLVE
NURBURY
TOMPKINS
CARELESS als NURBURY, William - of Tarrington, 25 Jun 1701.
now wife Mary CARELESS als NURBURY, son Francis CARELESS als NURBURY.
Trustees: friends John TOMPKINS and John CARELESS als NURBURY both of Taddington.
Witnesses: Jane GODSOLVE,   Eliz GOLDSOLVE,   Jo: GODSOLVE.
Proved 13 May 1721 - HCC; Ref FHL#91579.

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1722

CLARKE
GRIFFITHS
HOLLOWAY
SMITH
SMYTH
SMYTHE
WEST
CLARKE, Mathew - of Newberry, Grendon Bishop, gent, 20 Dec 1720.
sister Hannah SMITH;   son and daur CLARKE;   daur HOLLOWAY;   daur SMYTHE (Elizabeth SMYTH widow);   son and daur WEST;   Poor of Wacton, poor of Grendon Bishop;   Elizabeth GRIFFITHS wid;   son in law William WEST of Grendon Bishop;   wife Mary CLARKE.
Proved 16 Nov 1722 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1722

??MOORE
BETHAM
CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLAYNE
CHOLMELEY
CHOMLEY
CLARK
CLARKE
GOODE
GUNTER
POWELL
PYTT
RAWLINS
CLARK(E), Samuel - of Kilpeck co Hereford, gent, 27 Oct 1722.
to my grandson Thomas CHOMLEY - £20 at 21: interest that sum annually at Christmas until then;   to Valentine RAWLINS, clerk - £5 within a year of my death;   to my daughter Mary CLARK - one milch cow and one watch.
Sole Executrix: daughter Mary CLARK - she to have Rest & Residue on condition that she pay all my debts.
Witnesses: John POWELL,   James PYTT (X) [and perhaps also Ed. ??MOORE]
Proved London (PCC) 24 Dec 1722 by Mary CLARK.
Notes: The Testator was born on 24 Oct 1641 at Church Lench co. Worcs. He mar c.1683 Anne daughter of John GUNTER of Trevecca near Talgarth co. Brecon, gent (died c.1689) by his wife Elizabeth GOODE (mar 29 Jun 1663 at St Devereux co Hereford). Samuel and Anne had 4 known children: Thomas born c.1687, Elizabeth (wife of John BETHAM of Monmouth, grocer), Ann (wife of the Revd Thomas CHOLMELEY otherwise CHOMLEY), and Mary (wife of Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE otherwise CHAMBERLAIN of Bristol, merchant). Testator died 23 Nov 1722.

 

1723

CARWARDINE
PHELPS
RODD
UNETT
CARWARDINE, John - of The Venn, Marden, 6 Dec 1722.
younger son John CARWARDINE - 1 ½ acre meadow called Whitterday in Marden;   wife Anne (sole executrix).
Witnesses: Geo PHELPS,   John UNETT jr,   Tho: RODD.
Proved 11 Apr 1723 - Hereford Deanery.

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1724

CLARK
CLARKE
FREEMAN
LAWRENCE
TROVELL
WOOLFE
CLARK, Joseph - of Castle Froom, yeoman, 27 Nov 1723.
wife Ales CLARKE - 100£ and freehold at Egleton;   eldest daur Susanna CLARKE - 100£,   2nd daur Mary CLARKE - 100£, daur Anne CLARKE - 100£,   youngest daur Alex CLARKE - 100£, son Joseph CLARKE - 100£;   Tenement where in Richard WOOLFE dwelleth at Egleton;   2 youngest children Ales (q.v.) & Joseph;   son John CLARKE.
Witnesses: Richard LAWRENCE,   Jane FREEMAN,   Jose: TROVELL, Sr.
Proved 2 May 1724.
NB: husband to the sister of my 7th great grandmother - sjk

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1725

CLIFFE
COWLEY
CROUCH
HALL
VOBE
COWLEY, Thomas - of Mathon, 4 May 1724.
wife Margaret COWLEY;   grandaur Elizabeth COWLEY daur of my son Thomas COWLEY (not 21).
Executor & Trustee: Henry CLIFFE son of Allen CLIFFE of Mathon.
Witnesses: Margaret CROUCH, Abraham CROUCH.
Inventory by: Henry HALL and William VOBE, 9 Nov 1724.
Proved 10 Apr 1725 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98281.

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1726

ARCHARD
CARELESS
CARLESS
DOWNES
MATHEWS
NORBURY
VICKERES
WOOD
CARLESS als NORBURY, John - of the Vine, Taddington, 5 May 1710.
brother William and brother in law Thomas WOOD and Ann his wife (my sister);   brother Thomas CARLESS and Catherine his wife;   brother in law John DOWNES and Catherine his wife (my sister);   brother in law Thomas ARCHARD and Joan his wife (my sister) and nephew and godson John CARELESS son of my sd brother Thomas ;   wife Mary;   Will of Robert CARLESS deceased my late father - "stuff" now in possession of my mother.
Witnesses: Eliz MATHEWS,   Thos VICKERES.
Proved 21 Mar 1726; Ref FHL#91600.
Note: Jn CARELESS and Mary MATHEWS mar 1697 at Tarrington.

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1727

CHELMICK
CHOLMLEY
COLLINS
DOBBINS
ELFE
GUNTER
KINERSLEY
MADDOX
PARRY
POWELL
TRUMPER
WILLIAMS
CHELMICK, Anne - of Vowchurch co. Hereford, widow, 31 May 1727.
Asks to be buried in Vowchurch as near as convenient to her late husband [Revd John CHELMICK d.1704]
to my cousin William ELFE - £20;   to my cousin Walter POWELL - £60, the bed I lie on &c., 2 pairs of sheets, ½dozen napkins, the great kettle and iron jack, a dish of pewter;   to my cousin Anne POWELL (my god-daughter) - £15, my best bed &c., a dish of pewter, ½dozen plates, 2 pair of sheets and ½dozen napkins;   to Morgan POWELL - £7;   to John POWELL - £5;   to Elizabeth MADDOX - £6 and the bed which my maid lies on, a dish of pewter, 6 plates, two pair of sheets, ½dozen napkins & one oval table and to her son John - £3;   to each of Penelope POWELL, Susan POWELL and Nelly POWELL - £6, a dish of pewter, ½dozen plates, two pair of sheets and ½ dozen napkins;   to William POWELL - £6;   to my sister-in-law Elizabeth POWELL - my best hood and cloak;   to my servant Joan GUNTER - £50 (and) the bed &c. at the head of the stairs, one trunk, 4 pair of sheets and a variety of linen and household goods;   to each of my cousin Joseph TRUMPER and his wife, my cousin Anne TRUMPER and Jane KINERSLEY - a guinea;   to my brother-in-law Walter POWELL - £5.
Charitable Bequests: to my cousin William ELFE and to Edward COLLINS - £20 in trust to pay the interest towards the setting out as an apprentice one of the poorest children of the parish of Vowchurch on Easter Monday and £20 in trust to pay the interest amongst poor widows of Vowchurch on Easter Day;   a further £10 in trust to pay the interest to the poorest widows of Kinston [?probably Kingstone] on Christmas Day;   the £100 payable to me from Widemarsh Moor [in Hereford] to be used to help finance the public school as in the Will of my late husband;   3 guineas each to my Trustees for their trouble and a further £15 for my funeral expenses (with a further £2 10/- as doles to the parish poor)
Rest and Residue firstly to William ELFE (as sole Executor) to enable him to pay my legacies then any remainder to my cousin Walter POWELL.   Signed Anne CHELMICK.
Witnesses: George PARRY & James WILLIAMS.
Proved Hereford 11 Jul 1727 by William ELFE before the Surrogate  Mr Thomas CHOLMLEY, AM.
Note: Anne daughter of Richard DOBBINS married John CHELMICK in 1692 at Vowchurch. Her father was a stepson (or possibly married to a step-daughter) of William ELFE formerly of Grimley co. Worcs and then of Kingstone co. Hereford who died in 1675 leaving a son William ELFE of Turnastone co. Hereford who died in 1726.

 

1727

BOOTHE
CLENT
GRIFFIN
LOKYER
MAULTIN
TAYLOR
CLENT, Thomas - of Rotchford, Worcs, 24 Jan 1726/7.
daur Rebecca TAYLOR wife of John TAYLOR - 20£;   daur Anne GRIFFIN wife of Thomas GRIFFIN.
Witnesses: John BOOTHE,   Anne LOKYER,   Thomas MAULTIN.
Proved 14 Nov 1727 - HCC.
NB: brother to my 7th great grandmother - sjk

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1728

BLOWER
BOURNE
BROOK
CALLOW
CHARNOCK
CHETLE
CLENT
DIPPLES
DUNN
EVANS
FARR
JONES
LERIGOE
MANNING
NASH
PENSON
PRICE
SMITH
SQUIRE
STINTON
TAYLOR
TURBERVILLE
CLENT, William - of St.Martin, Worcester, gent, 12 Sep 1728.
To 10 poorest families in Martley - 1s ea;   To 10 poorest families in Doddenham - 1s ea;   To Francis SQUIRE of Knightwick - 8s and 2s. a week to be paid by Phillip SMITH, living at Knightford bridge;   To old William PENSON - 0-6-0;   To Margaret CALLOW, widow - 0-1-0;   To old goody EVANS, widow;   To John BROOK, clerk of this parish;   To goody BLOWER, widow;   To old goody Sally;   To 9 poor people in Whistone in bread;   To Betty NASH;   To my housewife;   To Mr. BOURNE his wife and 2 children. All above owing to me from Richard NASH, esq by bond of 16 Sep 1728 - 65s. Tombstone to: "Here lyeth the body of William CLENT, gent,   fourth sonne of Thomas CLENT late rector of Martley and Lower Areley in this county who died _____" I take myself to be 82 yeares of age this 14th day of February 1728. To my cousin DIPPLES son,   to Edward CLENT Esq. and sisters,   to cousin JONES,   to cousin John LERIGOE,   to cosin Anne TURBERVILLE,   cousin Jemima PRICE,   to cousin George NASHes, widd,   to cousin George STINTON, John STINTON,   Littleton TAYLOR,   sister CHARNOCK in Ireland and more..
Inventory by: James MANNING and Joseph DUNN, 28 Jan 1728.
Admon 12 Mar 1728 by John LERIGOE,  John FARR,  Tho: CHETLE,  Samll TAYLOR - Worcs.

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1728

CRISP
HALLINGS
HILL
STOKES
CRISP, Richard - of Cradley, 20 Mar 1727.
wife Susan CRISP;   daur Eleanor CRISP.
Witnesses: Wm HALLINGS clerk,   Rd. HILL,   Jos;   STOKES.
Proved 22 Mar 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

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1728

BURBIDGE
CASWELL
DOWNE
INGRAM
POSTEN
WINNINGTON
CASWELL, Edmond - of Over Sapey, 7 Jun 1728.
son William CASWELL - land at Tedston Delamere in possession of Humphry POSTEN;   son Thomas - 40£, son William - 30£,   daurs Margarett and Ann - 5 and 20£ apiece;  ,   son Edmond - land I hold by lease under Solwey WINNINGTON, Esq;  ,   sons Joseph and John;   wife Dorothy.
Witnesses: John INGRAM;   Phillip DOWNE;   Wm BURBIDGE.
Proved 6 Dec 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

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1728

CASWALL
INGRAM
MATTLE
SAICE
WOODHOUSE
CASWALL, John - of Clifton upon Team, 7 Jun 1725.
wife Joyce - 160£, son John - 6£;   Mary, Robert, Elizabeth, John, Ann, and Peter SAICE the 6 children of my daur Ann by her former husband Robert SAICE deceased - 20£ apiece;   Ann now wife of William MATTLE.
Witnesses: Tho WOODHOUSE, vicar of Clifton,   John INGRAM.
Proved 9 Dec 1728.

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1729

COOK
POWELL
SKYRME
TERRY
COOK, William - of Brockhampton, Woolhope, 25 Nov 1727.
wife Elizabeth COOK;   kinsman James TERRY - guardian to 2 daurs.
Witnesses: John SKYRME,   Francis POWELL,   William TERRY.
Proved 4 Mar 1729 - Hereford Deanery.
NB: husband to the sister of my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1729

CASWALL
PITT
SMITH
WOOD
CASWALL, Henry - of Ullingswick, blacksmith, 29 May 1729.
beloved wife Elizabeth;   Land which I purchased of and from John PITT during the term of her life and after her decease to Elizabeth CASWALL and Margarett CASWALL my two daughters;   son John CASWALL.
Witnesses: Rich: SMITH,   Richard WOOD,   John PITT.
Proved 12 Jul 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601 p.21.
NB: my 6th great grandfather - sjk

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1731

BOULCOTT
COLE
DREW
FUGGER
HUGHES
HUGHS
JONES
WIDDRINGTON
COLE, John - of Munsley, 21 Jul 1730.
kinsman John DREW*;   sister Anne HUGHS - 40s.;   sister Elizabeth FUGGER - 40s.;   brother Richard COLE - 4£,   brother James COLE - 4£;   kinsman John HUGHES - 1£, kinswoman Anne HUGHES - 5£;   kinsman Thomas DREW - 3£, kinswoman Sarah DREW - 15£;   kinsman Samuel COLE;   kinsman John son of Thomas and Mary DREW - 1£,   kinswoman Mary daur of Thomas and Mary DREW - 1£;   kinsman John son of James and Anne COLE;   kinswoman Anne BOULCOTT.
Witnesses: Anthony DREW,   Richard JONES,   John WIDDRINGTON.
Proved 24 Jul 1731 - HCC; Ref FHL#91602.

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1734

BIRD
BRADFORD
BREWSTER
BUCK
CARPENTER
DAVIES
ECKLEY
EVANS
HOM
JAMES
JONES
MORRIS
MUNN
PHILLIPS
POWELL
ROCK
SMYTH
SMYTHE
WOODDIN
WOODIN
CARPENTER, Thomas - of The HOM, Dilwyn Esqr, 21 May 1733.
Executor: John SMYTH of Weston.
Trustees: Reverend Mr Morgan EVANS vicar of Weobley,   Reverend Mr John WOODDIN,   Mr Benjamin BREWSTER,   Mr Thomas CARPENTER of Weobley mercer.
Beneficiaries: George Lord CARPENTER of Hanover Square in City of London;   John SMYTHE son of Mr Stephen SMYTHE of Weston;   kinsman Thomas CARPENTER the younger of Tillington Gentleman;   Elizabeth JAMES;   William DAVIES Excise Officer in Carleon co. Mon.;   Richard CARPENTER and William CARPENTER sons of Richard CARPENTER deceased;   poor decayed labourers of Dilwyn;   Eleanor the daughter of Eleanor JONES of Chosetree widow;   Eleanor BRADFORD;   Ann the daughter of Widow BUCK;   Mr William MUNN,   Thomas CARPENTER,   Thomas BRADFORD;   Thomas PHILLIPS the son of Mr William PHILLIPS;   un-named god daughter blank space left for name married i/t/p of Kinnersley;   god daughter Elizabeth CARPENTER,   John POWELL servant,   Benjamin ROCK of the Hay sadler,   Mary POWELL servant,   John POWELL of Michael Church.
Witnesses: William PHILLIPS,   James CARPENTER,   Tho: MORRIS.
Codicil: 23 May 1733. Buried 27 May 1733.
Witnesses: John WOODIN,   James ECKLEY.
Others involved: Thomas MORRIS,   Francis BIRD.
Probate PCC, 10 Jun 1734, TNA Ref: PROB 11/665.

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1742

CHURCHLAND
COOK
HODGES
TURNER
CHURCHLAND, Katherine - of Martley, widow. (Ad)
George HODGES of Martley (the son in law);   James TURNER of All Saints, Worcs, clothier;   Thomas COOK of Cathedral Church, Worcs, clothier.
Admon 20 Jul 1742 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98324.
NB: my 7th great grand aunt - sjk

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1744

BINFIELD
BRYDGES
CARD
CRANMER
DAVIS
HAWTRE
HAYES
HOLLINSHEAD
OSGOOD
PAGE
TOLL
TUCKEY
TYLLOTT
WALKER
WATERS
WILLIAMS
CARD, Andrew - of Grays Inn co Middlesex Esq., 4 Feb 1731/2.
my dear wife Dorothy CARD (with whom I have lived many happy years) to be Executrix;   my dear son Andrew CARD has died so must make fresh Will.
my 3 grandchildren Ann BRYDGES, Jane BRYDGES and Elizabeth BRYDGES (children of my late daughter Jane BRYDGES wife of William BRYDGES Esq) - £100 each (they having marriage portions already settled according to their mother's Marriage Settlement) [a certain amount of accrimony expressed that he has been obliged to pay the whole sum promised in the M/S during his lifetime rather than as agreed after his death];   to each grand-daughter - the little picture of herself;   to my son-in-law William BRYDGES - the picture of himself and his late wife;   my nephews George and Andrew WATERS (sons of my late sister Mary WATERS) - £20 each and whatever estate I have [or may have upon the death of my sister Abigail] in the parish of Codford St Peter co Wilts (where I was born) in trust for my niece Ann HOLLINSHEAD daughter of my late sister Mary WATERS;   my cousins Melmor [sic] DAVIS and Ann HAYES and my nephew [?great-nephew] Richard HAWTRE (grandson of my late sister Jane);   cousin Joshua WILLIAMS and his wife;   cousin John OSGOOD;   wife's brother William TOLL and his children;   wife's niece Ann PAGE and the children of my wife's late brother John TOLL;   friends Mr Henry CRANMER and Madam Elizabeth WALKER;   R&R to Richard TOLL of Tottenham High Cross co Mdsx (wife's brother) and Henry BINFIELD of St Andrew's Holborn (my former Clerk) in trust for my wife Dorothy.
Witnesses: Thomas TYLLOTT,   John Beaver Wright TUCKEY.
Proved PCC 28 Feb 1732 by Dorothy (Relict) and 30 May 1744 by (Trustees)  Henry BINFIELD and Richard TOLL as Dorothy now dead.
Notes: Jane CARD (testator's daughter), was 1st wife of William BRYDGES of Tyberton and d.1718; of her daughters, only Elizabeth survived.

 

1749

CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLAYNE
CHOLMELY
CHOMLEY
CLARK
GUNTER
HARMER
NASH
ROBERTS
SMITH
CHAMBERLAYNE, Thomas - of Bristol, Merchant, 2 Mar 1748.
my daughter Ann is entitled to £1000 on my decease by virtue of the Settlement made on my marriage with my late wife;   to Ann also all her mother's rings, jewels, watch and household effects.
Executors: my brother Richard CHAMBERLAYNE of Bristol, grocer;   Stephen NASH of Bristol, woollen draper;   John HARMER of Bristol, merchant;   George ROBERTS of Leiston co Hereford, gent;   and George SMITH of Kentchurch co Hereford, yeoman.
Bequests: All my properties including Stoke Court otherwise New House and Cooks Meadow, part of the Manor of Kilpeck in trust to my daughter Ann (who is <21) and her children (if any) else to my nephews and nieces Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE, Thomas, Ann, Elizabeth and Mary [all] the children of my late brother Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE dec'd;   to my sister Mary CHAMBERLAYNE - £10 per annum;   Mary and Elizabeth CHAMBERLAYNE daughters of my late brother William CHAMBERLAYNE.
Proved PCC 13 Jun 1749 by the Execs.
Notes: Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE of Bristol was born c.1692 and d. 28 Mar 1749 aged 57 (buried St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol where there are MIs to him, his wife and ch'n). He married Mary CLARK, daughter of Samuel CLARK [of Kilpeck - see his Will 1722] and his wife Ann GUNTER, and through her acquired an interest in Hanley Court in Kingstone co Hereford. Mary was born c.1698 and d. 17 Jul 1747. She was an aunt of Thomas CHOMLEY or CHOLMELY of Berkshire, an Innkeeper.
Thomas and Mary had at least the following children:
Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE b. 1731 and d. 10 Oct that year aged 22wks; Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE b. 2 May 1733 and d. 3 Dec 1741; Thomas Gunter CHAMBERLAYNE b. 17 Aug 1735 and d. 19 Oct following; Ann CHAMBERLAYNE b. 6 Feby 1737/8 named in the Will of her father.
See Joseph Hunter's 'Familiae Minorum Gentium' page 1273 for the ancestry of Mary CLARK.
There are some CHAMBERLAYNEs with the same Arms (Gules an Escutcheon Argent with an Orle of Mullets Or) at Oddington GLS.
There are entries for an Edward Pye CHAMBERLAIN Esq. at Dymock, GLS of children by his wife Elizabeth, 1718-1727. Two adult Edward Pye CHAMBERLAINs were buried at Dymock in 1729 and 1785. The elder was probably the brother of the Testator. The younger may have been the Testator of Foy in 1785.

 

1753

CASWALL
CHAMBERLAIN
HILL
KNILL
CASWALL, Henry - of Humber, gent, 2 Jan 1745.
wife, grandson Henry KNILL;   Mr. Jo: CHAMBERLAIN, rector of Humber;   daur Ann HILL wife of John HILL.
Proved 12 Dec 1753 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

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1753

ADDERLY
CHAMBERLAYNE
FISHER
NEWPORT
NOYS
TURNER
WATRIDGE
WHITCHURCH
CHAMBERLAYNE, Richard - of Bristol, Grocer, 4 Jun 1751.
beloved wife Ann CHAMBERLAYNE (£2400 set aside from my Marriage Settlement);   son Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE (Sole Exor);   sister Mary CHAMBERLAYNE.
Trustees of this M/S: Samuel WHITCHURCH of ?Nunny co Somerset, Clerk and Joseph WHITCHURCH of Stapleton co Gloucester, Gent.
Also Mentioned: children of my late brother Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE - viz Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE, Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE, Ann CHAMBERLAYNE, Elizabeth CHAMBERLAYNE and Mary CHAMBERLAYNE;   my niece Deborah NOYS (wife of John NOYS) and her children John NOYS and Joanna NOYS.
I am indebted to the Estate of Messrs NEWPORT and TURNER (many years since Sugar Bakers in the City of Bristol) for £60 and upwards for goods received but not billed for.
Witnesses: Willm FISHER,   Geo ADDERLY,   Jos WATRIDGE.
Codicil: dated 2 Apr 1753 (with same witnesses as above) - to Samuel WHITCHURCH and Joseph WHITCHURCH a further £500 on trust for my wife.
Proved London PCC 31 Dec 1753 by Edward Pye CHAMBERLAYNE.
Note: The Testator was the brother of Thomas CHAMBERLAYNE of Bristol Merchant (q.v. his Will 13 Jun 1749)

 

1754

BERRINGTON
CORNEWALL
CORNWALL
MAKESPEASE
PALMER
VAUGHAN
CORNWALL, Thomas - of Buckland, gent, 5 Jun 1753.
friends John BERRINGTON of Winsley, Esq. and John MAKESPEASE of Tupsley, gent;   brother Richard CORNEWALL;   niece Catherine VAUGHAN;   children of my niece Mary PALMER.
Proved 1 Aug 1754 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

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1758

BAILEY
COLE
HODGES
MAYOS
NORMAND
PREECE
SPENCER
COLE, John - of Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford, 22 Jun 1758.
friend Walter MAYOS of Amberley, Herefs;   nephew John COLE late of Preston Wynn but now of Eaton Bishop taylor and 3rd son of my brother James COLE, dcsd;   John COLE eldest son of the sd John COLE;   nephews James COLE and Francis COLE children of my brother James COLE;   Alice PREECE wife of William PREECE of Bullingham;   Sarah Wife of Matt. NORMAND and daur of brother James COLE;   Sarah wife of Joseph BAILEY of Sutton St. Nich;   Mary wife of John SPENCER of Cowarn and daur of my sister Sarah HODGES, dcsd.
Proved 6 Sep 1758 - Hereford Deanery.

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1759

CASWELL
ESSEX
FREEMAN
CASWELL, Henry - of Suckley, 14 Feb 1759.
wife Mary.
Witnesses: Joseph ESSEX,   John FREEMAN, Jr.
Proved 25 Oct 1759 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98345.

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1760

CRISP
CRISPE
DANGERFIELD
HILL
MASON
SHERIFFE
CRISPE, Susannah - of Cradley, widow, 20 Aug 1758.
son Edward CRISP;   daur Elienor MASON;   grandson Richard MASON;   grandaur Susanna MASON;   son in law John MASON.
Witnesses: Robert DANGERFIELD,   Leonard HILL,   William SHERIFFE.
Proved 2 Jun 1760 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

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1765

ADAMS
BYNT
CASWALL
HARRIS
HILL
KNILL
PRICE
WATTS
WOONTNER
CASWALL, Elizabeth - of Risbury, Humber, widow, 24 Jul 1759.
Indenture tripartite: 1)me, Elizabeth CASWALL,   2)John HILL of Risbury and Francis KNILL of Risbury,   3)Henry Caswall KNILL of Risbury;   Land at Humber and Bodenham;
kinswoman Anne PRICE of Leominster - 1s.;   Ann ADAMS of Humber, widow;   Mary WOONTNER of Humber, widow;   friends Francis KNILL the elder and John HILL the elder both of Risbury.
Witnesses: Humphry BYNT,   Rd WATTS,   Tho: HARRIS.
Proved 19 Sep 1765 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606 p.340.

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1766

BARNEBY
BARNES
BEALE
CAMERON
CONINGSBY
DAVIS
ELLETSON
EMES
FALLOWES
GOODWIN
GRIFFITHS
HARRIS
HARTLAND
HAYWARD
INGRAM
SANDFORD
SEVERN
SMITH
STONE
TAYLOR
TOMKINS
TREVOR
VAUGHAN
WALSINGHAM
WATSON
WILMOT
WRIGHT
CONINGSBY, Rev. George D.D. - of Pencombe, co. Hereford
his library to Rev. Joseph SANDFORD and Rev. Charles GOODWIN: in trust for Balliol College Oxford;   servant James STONE;   Jane TAYLOR who lives with him;   Ann TAYLOR sister of Jane TAYLOR;   servants Hester WRIGHT and Sarah TOMKINS;   servant and Bailiff Thomas DAVIS;   Thomas DAVIS nephew of my Bailiff Thomas DAVIS;     tenant James STONE;   Assistant Curate William SMITH;   friend Dr. Thomas CAMERON of Worcester;   my godson Charles CAMERON son of Dr. Thomas CAMERON;   to Henry CAMERON and Mary CAMERON son and daughter of Dr. Thomas CAMERON;   friend John INGRAM of Bewdley, Attorney;   Bartholomew Richard BARNEBY of Brockhampton, co. Hereford;   Thomas HARRIS of Leominster, Attorney;   late mother Chrysogon WATSON;     half brother William WATSON;   niece Chryogon VAUGHAN;   niece Thomasin FALLOWES;   Agent Samuel SMITH of Pershore, co. Worcs;   sister Elizabeth BARNES;   my grandfather _____ EMES;   my cousins Chryogon HAYWARD and Philippa WILMOT, and my late cousin Mary BEALE (3 sisters);   kinsman Coningsby HARRIS of Claines, co. Worcs.;   cousin Susan ELLETSON;     her son Roger ELLETSON;   Rt. Hon. Lady Frances CONINGSBY;   the Hon. Mr. Charles WALSINGHAM (son in law of Lady CONINGSBY);   the Hon. Mrs TREVOR residing with Lady CONINGSBY.
Executors: John INGRAM of Bewdley,   Bartholomew Richard BARNEBY of Brockhampton,   Thomas HARRIS of Leominster.
Witnesses: Thomas GRIFFITHS,   Joseph SEVERN,   John HARTLAND.
Proved 22 Aug 1766 - PCC; Prob. 11/921.

Contact: Barry M. Watson

 

1767

BURROW
CRESSWALL
CRESSWELL
REDDING
CRESSWALL, Mary heretofore BURROW - of Newland. (Ad)
Thomas CRESSWELL (the husband);   Susnnah REDDING of St. Peter, Worcester, widow.
Admon 12 Oct 1767 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98357.

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1768

BURRASTON
CALLOWHILL
CASWELL
DOUDING
MILLWARD
PORTER
RACSTER
SPILLSBURY
SPILSBURY
CASWELL, Henry - of Suckley, 14 Apr 1768.
daur Ann CASWELL - 20£, daur Mary CASWELL - 20£,   son John CASWELL - 40£, daur Catherine CASWELL - 20£,   son Joseph Wood CASWELL - 40£, wife Sarah CASWELL - 60£,   son Henry CASWELL.
Trustees: Joseph RACSTER and Edward SPILSBURY.
Witnesses: Fanny MILLWARD,   J BURRASTON.
Codicil: None of my relations at my funeral, only my wife and children and the following persons for my bearers: Jo. RACSTER,   Edwd SPILLSBURY,   John DOUDING,   Edwd CALLOWHILL,   James MILLWARD,   and Henry PORTER.
Proved 24 Dec 1768 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98359.

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1771

BARETT
COPE
FORSTER
GWATKIN
GWATKINS
HOLDER
PYNOCK
COPE, Thomas - of Munsley, 2 Oct 1762.
my kinsman James COPE of Aylton and my friend William FORSTER of Munsley scrivener;   son in law Thomas GWATKIN and my daur jane his wife;   3 grandchildren Thomas, James, and William GWATKINS.
Witnesses: John HOLDER,   Tho: BARETT,   Enoch PYNOCK.
Proved 15 Jun 1771 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1773

BAKER
CASTLE
GABB
OAKLEY
CASTLE, John - of Leigh, gent, 16 Oct 1752.
son in law William GABB, Castlegreen, Leigh;   grandson (his son) John GABB (not 24);   daur Ann GABB;   grandaur Mary CASTLE, brother Nicholas CASTLE;   brother in law William BAKER.
Witnesses: Mary BAKER,   John D., Elizabeth OAKLEY.
Proved 8 Oct 1773 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98367.

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1775

COLE
EUSTANCE
FOLEY
LEINTHALL
POOLE
COLE, James - of Tarrington, 3 May 1769.
wife Ann COLE;   son James COLE - land held by lease of Thos FOLEY, Esq.;   sons Robert COLE and John COLE.
Witnesses: Thos LEINTHALL,   John POOLE,   Thos EUSTANCE.
Proved 18 Feb 1775 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1775

BEARDMORE
CASWELL
HOLYOAKE
MORISON
CASWELL, Anne - of City of Worcester, spinster late of St. Peter but now of St. Martin, 8 Mar 1771.
Indenture tripartite: 26 Dec 1749 to the uses therein: niece Sarah wife of John BEARDMORE of St. Martin, by name of Sarah CASWELL spinster.
Witnesses: Jas MORISON,   Jno: HOLYOAKE.
Codicil: To Sarah her niece only since John BEARDMORE has "been not very conjugal".
Proved 6 Apr 1775; Ref FHL#98369.

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1785

CASWALL
COATES
HILL
LUMBARD
MORGAN
TOMBLINGS
VAUGHAN
CASWALL, Richard - of Risbury, Stoke Prior, gent, 7 Jun 1784.
daur Ann LUMBARD;   her 2 daurs Elizabeth and Sarah COATES,   her youngest daur Alice LUMBARD;   daur Sarah TOMBLINGS and her youngest daur Sarah;   son Henry CASWALL.
Witnesses: Francis VAUGHAN,   Thos HILL,   John MORGAN.
Proved 8 Jan 1785; Ref FHL#91610.

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1785

?NOYSE
BAYLIS
CHAMBERLAINE
WATERS
CHAMBERLAINE, Edward Pye - of Foy co Hereford Esquire, 11 Aug 1783.
to each of my nieces and nephews Elizabeth, Mary, Henry and Edward Pye (ch'n of John and Mary WATERS of Birmingham) - £10 each a year after my death.
All the interest etc on my estates and securities to be paid annually and every year equally to my sister Ann BAYLIS and my niece Joanna ?NOYSE, both of Upton co Worcester during Ann's lifetime and thereafter entirely to Joanna (who is to be the Executrix)
Proved PCC 3 Nov 1785 by Joanna ?NOYSE, spinster.

 

1791

CASWELL
JEWKES
CASWELL, John - of Alfrick in Suckley, 5 Apr 1783.
To be buried at Whitburn near remains of my late wife;   nephew John CASWELL of Whitburn: son of my late brother Joseph CASWELL deceased;   kinsman William CASWELL of Alfrick;   other kinsman John CASWELL of Leigh.
Witness: JEWKES.
Proved 4 Jul 1791 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98388.

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1792

BROOKS
CASWELL
CHILD
HARRIS
OLIVER
OWEN
CASWELL, William - of Hamlet of Alfrick, husbandman, 11 Sep 1791.
son Thomas CASWELL - 30£, son Richard CASWELL - 10£,   son James CASWELL - 60£, son William CASWELL, son Benjamin CASWELL;   Mr. Richard HARRIS and Mr. Edward OWEN;   wife,   son John CASWELL.
Witnesses: CHILD/ BROOKS/ OLIVER.
Proved 22 Oct 1792 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98389.

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1804

APLIN
BARNES
BERROW
BROMPTON
COLLETT
GARWAY
COLLETT, Grace - wife of Samuell COLLETT of Worcs, gent, 26 Sep 1775.
"To be buried at Ledbury or St. Nicholas Worcester";   All to husband Samuel COLLETT until his decease;   then to daur Maria Elizabeth GARWAY;   dear sister Elizabeth BERROW - 40£ yearly;   cousin Ann BERROW of the City of Bristol - 100£;   son in law Russell COLLETT - 100£;   large silver waiter the gift of my grandmother BERROW;   kind and good mother - 200£;   sister Elizabeth - 200£.
Witnesses: Henry BARNES,   Oliver APLIN,   Saml BROMPTON.
At the same time an Admon before granted to Samuel COLLETT through error was revoked adm 10 Jun 1802.
Proved 9 Apr 1804 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98401.

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1810

CHAMBERS
HIGGINS
MORRIS
SMITH
WILLIAMS
CHAMBERS, Lewis - of Clifford, gent, 29 Dec 1809.
dear wife Ann;   son Thomas - land at Clifford;   son James - land at Clifford;   eldest son Edward - land at Hay in Brecon;   2 daurs Mary Ann and Elizabeth;   Will of my uncle James SMITH.
Witnesses: James MORRIS,   carpenter to Mr. CHAMBERS;   Rees WILLIAMS, labourer to Mr. CHAMBERS;   Thos: HIGGINS.
Proved 16 Nov 1810 - HCC.

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1812

CLIFFE
DEANE
CLIFFE, Rev. Allen - of Ship End House, Mathon, 21 May 1809.
'dear oldest boy' William Bateson CLIFFE;   father William CLIFFE of Dodoak;   daur Mary CLIFFE;   other son Allen Robert CLIFFE;   William Holbrook of Ledbury well-acquainted with CLIFFE.
Wife might go to Ireland to reside when he dies.
Note: his wife was Eliza daur of the late Col. DEANE, MP for Dublin. She died age 70 in 1850 at home of her son A R CLIFFE of Hampton Lucy. See The Gentlemen's Magazine.
Proved 21 May 1812 - PCC/Folio 213; Ref FHL#156125.

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1812

BRAY
CLENT
CORFIELD
MILLICHAP
PREECE
CLENT, Edward - of Hope Bagot, Salop, yeoman, 14 Aug 1809.
daur Mary wife of Richard MILLICHAP;   son in law Benjamin BRAY and my daur Ann BRAY;   dear wife Mary CLENT;   daur Ann BRAY and her son James CLENT;   Edward MILLICHAP son of Richard and Mary MILLICHAP;   son Thomas CLENT - Land at Tenbury;   daur Jane wife of George CORFIELD;   daur Elizabeth wife of Richard PREECE, laborer;   Edward son of George CORFIELD and Jane;   The Pothouse and Hazebrook at Tenbury;   Mary MILLICHAP daur of Richard and Mary MILLICHAP;   Sarah wife of the said Thomas CLENT.
Proved 25 Sep 1812 - HCC.

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1813

CHIPP
DANGERFIELD
JANCEY
JAUNCEY
LLOYD
MASON
NOTT
CHIPP, Elizabeth - of Church Street, Bromyard, 5 Jun 1812.
friend Fanny JAUNCEY of Church St, spinster;   friend John MASON of Bromyard, sadler;   William CHIPP of Hollow, Worcs, blacksmith;   Elizabeth LLOYD of Bromyard, spinster;   Mary NOTT wife of Daniel NOTT of Norton, lab;   "The next of kin of the female line of my late mother".
Witnesses: C JANCEY,   Robt DANGERFIELD.
Proved 25 May 1813 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.

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1820

CORNEWALL
GRIFFITHS
LEWIS
MORGAN
PEPLOE
SPENCER
WEBSTER
CORNEWALL, Sir George - of Moccas Court, co. Hereford Bart, 18 Nov 1815.
Bequests: my dear wife - all household goods;   my only unmarried daughter Anna Maria CORNEWALL - £400 for her marriage clothes etc (but only when she is about to marry)
Sole Executor: my son George CORNEWALL, and to have all my messuages, lands, &c in Great Britain and in the Island of Grenada.
Codicil: 23 Sep 1819. A further legacy to wife of £1000.
Trustees: my sons-in-law Samuel PEPLOE[1] of Garnstone, Esq and Thomas Frankland LEWIS of Harpton Esq - to have £4000 to pay my son Charles Amyand CORNEWALL £200 per annum for life, and £5000 for an allowance to my son George CORNEWALL whilst my wife is still living then afterwards to to my daughter Anna Maria if still unmarried provided George pays his sister £250 per annum until she marries.
Witnesses: Hugh MORGAN,   J GRIFFITHS,   Sa. WEBSTER.
Affidavit sworn on 15 Apr 1820 by James SPENCER and James WEBSTER.
Proved PCC London 20 May 1820 by Sir George CORNEWALL (the son)
Note: [1] See the Will of Samuel's sister Mary PEPLOE, 21 Apr 1830.

 

1821

CHAMBERS
SYMONDS
CHAMBERS, Edward - of the Hill, Bishops Froome, gent, 23 Jun 1820.
son Edward Freeman CHAMBERS;   2nd son Lewis Thomas CHAMBERS;   3rd son Henry John CHAMBERS;   4th son William James CHAMBERS;   daur Sarah CHAMBERS;   friends James SYMONDS of City of Hereford, mercer;   William SYMONDS of Madley, Hereford, timber merchant;   John CHAMBERS of Clifford, Herefs, farmer.
Codicil: Dear wife Sarah.
2nd Codicil: Father Lewis CHAMBERS late of Clifford in his will dated 29 Dec 1809 - 'I am his eldest son and James is another son of Lewis'.
Proved 18 Aug 1821 - HCC; Ref FHL#91615.
NB: my 4th cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1829

CASWELL
CAWELL
NOTT
CASWELL, William - of Tedstone Delamore, 21 Dec 1828.
my brother's son James CAWELL of Tedstone Delamere;   William NOTT of Collington, farmer;   the 3 daurs of my late brother Thomas CASWELL of Tedstone Delamere: Elizabeth NOTT,   Mary CASWELL and Ann CASWELL.
Proved 19 Jun 1829 - PCC; Ref FHL#156348 - PCC/1829:Folio 343.

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1830

ANDERTON
BARRY
CLARKE
CLIFFE
EDMUNDS
HILL
PACKWOOD
PROSSER
CLIFFE, William - of Dodd Oak, Shrawley, Worcs, Esq., 28 Mar 1816.
Settlement: dated 31 Nov 1804 - between me of the 1st part,   my present wife Margaret ANDERTON of St. Clement Danes, widow of the 2nd part, and of the 3rd part Richad EDMUNDS of Exchequers Office of Please, Lincolns Inn and Richard BARRY of the Minors, London, stationer.
Settlement of first marriage: 3 Apr 1771 about piece of land called Long Furlong at Cradley.
Witnesses: Wm PACKWOOD,   Joseph CLARKE,   Geo. HILL.
Codicil: 20 Feb 1826. Land now ococupied by Edward PROSSER and Thomas PROSSER of the East side of Malvern Hill. All to Margaret CLIFFE widow and relict.
Proved 1830 - PCC; Ref FHL#156365 - PCC/Folio 432.

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1834

BAILEY
BIRD
BOUGHTON
COTES
GAMBLE
GOWLAND
GREEN
HEARNE
MORGAN
PATESHALL
PEARCE
COTES, Catherine - of Sellack co Hereford (wife of Robert COTES, Gent), 8 Dec 1814 (when living apart from my husband)
Indenture of Settlement: tri-partite dated on or about 23 Dec 1786 [her Marriage Settlement] made between 1) Robert COTES, 2) me the said Catherine COTES then Catherine GREEN of Cagebrook, Eaton Bishop, spinster and 3) Sir Edward BOUGHTON Bart (since deceased) and [her brother] John Moore GREEN Esquire.
Trustees & Executors: John Samuel GOWLAND of Eaton Bishop Esq and Thomas BIRD of St Martin's within the liberties of the City of Hereford Esq - my interest in £2664 13 4d South Sea Annuities to which I become entitled jointly with my sister Meliora GREEN spinster upon the death of my late sister Arabella GAMBLE and in a further sum of £500 Stock in the public funds jointly with my sisters Arabella and Meliora at the death of my aunt Elizabeth HEARNE, and a further £300 (part of £600 secured by a mortgage on the estate of the late Edmund PATESHALL Esq) and another £100 from the estate of my late sister Anne GREEN spinster - to pay the income to my brother John Moore GREEN and my sister Meliora GREEN equally for life and then to my niece Amelia Anne GOWLAND (wife of John Samuel GOWLAND) for her own use and thereafter the capital equally amongst her children at 21.
Mrs Mary MORGAN of Sellack widow - £10 else to her son Joseph MORGAN.
Rest and Residue to my niece Amelia Anne GOWLAND.
Witnesses: Mary PEARCE of Sellack,   Joseph BAILEY of Hereford.
Proved 8 Nov 1834 by the Exors.
Testatrix was of Sellack but died at Kentchurch co Hereford as a widow.
See also Wills of John Moore GREEN, Meliora GREEN & John Samuel GOWLAND.

 

1836

BENTLEY
CORNEWALL
DEVEREUX
JUKES
LEWIS
NAPPER
ODDIE
PEPLOE
SPENCER
WEBSTER
WHALLEY
CORNEWALL, Sir George Bt (formerly George CORNEWALL Esq) of Moccas Court, co. Hereford, 26 Nov 1818.
Indentures: 5/6 Jul 1816 between (1) my father Sir George CORNEWALL of Moccas Court Bt and me and (2) my brothers-in-law Samuel PEPLOE and Thomas Frankland LEWIS Esqs concerning various free/lease/copyhold, &c. lands in co. Hereford and in the Island of Grenada (including the slaves &c. on that property).
Sole Executrix: dear wife Jane CORNEWALL;   also mentions my mother Dame Catherine CORNEWALL.
Witnesses: Henry Hoyle ODDIE junr,   John BENTLEY,   J B JUKES, Carey Street.
Codicil: 28 Mar 1835. Eldest son Velters CORNEWALL (or eldest survivng son) at 21 - all plate jewels etc.
2nd Codicil: Moccas Court 20 Dec 1835. Appoints Guardians for 3 sons Velters CORNEWALL, William CORNEWALL and George CORNEWALL and 4 daughters Catherine CORNEWALL, Mary CORNEWALL, Frances CORNEWALL and Harriet CORNEWALL to be wife Jane, her brother James Williams Lenox NAPPER Esq, and testator's nephew the Honble Henry Cornewall DEVEREUX.
Witnesses: James SPENCER,   Gilbert Frankland LEWIS,   Harriet WHALLEY.
3rd Codicil: Moccas Court 24 Dec 1835. Tithes in the hundred of ?A… Lacy co. Hereford (also) further provision for my six younger children (William, George, Catherine, Mary, Frances and Harriet)
Witnesses: James SPENCER,   Gilbert LEWIS,   Harriet WHALLEY.
On 15 Jan 1836 appeared personally James SPENCER[1] of Hay co. Brecknock an attorney at law and James WEBSTER of Blakemere co. Hereford…  
Proved London with 3 Codicils 12 Feb 1836.
Note: [1] James SPENCER, a Solicitor in Hay, was a colourful character and a rogue. He was born in 1766 and practised in Hay from as early as 1797 until he ended his days a debtor in Hereford Gaol on 27 May 1851 having spent several years in prison.

 

1838

CALE
EDY
GRUNDY
HIGGINS
MUTLOW
SKIPP
STENVENSON
CALE, John - of Ledbury, Butcher, 2* Jan 1836.
Messuage or Tenement situate in Homend Street? in the town of Ledbury now in occupation of myself and my tenant James STENVENSON bequeathed to son Joseph CALE and his heirs;   to wife Ann CALE - itemised household goods and an annuity of £30.00 per annum;   to grandaughter Eliza CALE now living with me - £10.00 to be paid within sixmonths;  
Executors & Trustees: my friends Benjamin MUTLOW? of Ledbury tanner and John EDY grocer of Ledbury.
Estate to be divided up into 5 equal parts: to my sons Richard CALE and Robert CALE the first two parts in equal shares;   to my daughter Mary (wife of Richard SKIPP of Donnington yeoman) - a third part for maintaining and education of children;   to Eliza wife of my son John CALE butcher for maintaing and education of children - a fourth part;   to Elizabeth wife of my son Benjamin CALE of Marcle? butcher - a fifth part also for bringing up children.
Witnesses: Jos A HIGGINS Attorney Ledbury, Francis HIGGINS;   John GRUNDY clerks of *** HIGGINS sol Ledbury
Proved at London 28 Feb 1838.

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1840

BATHLEY
CLIFFE
HAIR
RICHARDS
CLIFFE, Margaret otherwise Margret - of Kidderminster, widow, 7 Feb 1846.
All property at Malvern and elsewhere to Thomas HAIR of Kidderminster, attorney at law, his heirs and assigns forever.
Witnesses: James RICHARDS and John BATHLEY.
James RICHARDS of Kidderminster bookseller appeared.
She was formerly of Dod Oak in parish of Shrawley.
Proved 1 Feb 1840 - PCC/Folio 84; Ref FHL#156680.

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1853

CLENT
NORRIS
POUND
CLENT, Thomas - of Hazelbrook,Tenbury, farmer, 11 Jul 1853. Died 3 Sep 1853.
mother Sarah CLENT.
Witnesses: Wm NORRIS,   Thos POUND.
Proved 23 Nov 1853 - HCC.

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