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:-

 

BREYE
BRIDGWATER
GREENE
HOPLEY
LAWRENCE
STARKY
STEAD
WEVER
HOPLEY, Thomas - of Marston in Pembridge, 21 Mar … [year unknown]
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to my son Walter;   to my son John;   to my father;   to my mother;   to my sister;   to my brother John;   my brother in law George BREYE to govern my children until of age;   to Johan my sister;   my son John*.
Creditors: George BRIDGWATER,   John STARKY,   Thomas GREENE of Newton,   Walter LAWRENCE,   Elizabeth WEVER of Kinnerlsey,   James STEAD.
Debtor: my brother Walter.
Will dated 21 Mar ????. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1523

FERMONE
HARGEST
HARRY
HOPER
JOHN
LEWIS
MATTHEWS
ROWDON
VICKEN
WALWYN
HARRY, Thomas ap - of Puston, Heref., Esq., 21 Sep 1522.
"to be bur. at Turnaston";   various bequests to churches.
wife Anne ap HARRY*;   heir George ap HARRY;   Jane VICKEN;   servant David ap JOHN;   servant John LEWIS;   sons James and John ap HARRY;   John ap HARRY the elder;   sons Roger, Hugh.
Witnesses: Tho. VICKEN, Sergt. of Arms;   Geo. WALWYN, gent.;   Sir Wm. MATTHEWS, Vicar of Vowchurch;   Sir Jeffrey, parson of Turnaston;   Roger HARGEST, Esq.;   Hen. HARGEST;   Hen. ROWDON;   Walter HOPER;   Thos. FERMONE & others.
Proved 28 Mar 1523 - PCC.

Contact: Abstracts of Parry Wills

 

1544

ALEN
BLACKWAY
FEARNES
GATTELEY
GODSOLL
HOLDER
HOPE
HOPPE
HYLL
KNYGHT
MAYO
NYCGOLAS
SAWEAR
TUCKER
HOPE, John - of Bosbury, 30 Oct 1544.
Joan HOPE;   Elsabethe HOPPE;   Margett HOPPE;   Caterne HOPE;   John ALEN;   my wife Alyc HOPE.
Supervisor: John ALEN.
Witnesses: Philipp NYCGOLAS,   John ALEN,   Ryc TUCKER,   John GATTELEY,   John HYLL.
Debts owing: Roger GODSOLL of Canon froom &   Thomas SAWEAR of Castyll frome.
Debts due: Ryc KNYGHT,   Hew TUCKER of Cradley,   lady FEARNES, Bosbury,   Wyllym BLACKWAY,   Wyllam MAYO,   Roger HOLDER.
Proved 1544 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91648.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1545

HYET
HYETT
MILBORNE
HYET, Symond (sic) - of Ivington, 8 Jun 1544.
"intending to passe the seas in Kings Majesties Service".
Goods to my wyfe Eleanor, and after her decease to our son Thomas. Probate granted to Elenor his relict in the Cathedral Church of Hereford.
Probate 18 Nov 1545. HRO Ref: 155/2ax; Goods valued at £42.
Note: This Simon was son of Thomas HYETT and Joyce nee MILBORNE dtr of Simon MILBORNE of Icomb, Heref.

Contact: Roberta Harlow

 

1546

HARTLAND
HOOPER
HOOPR
NAPT
OCKLEY
PELYNGAR
SHOPT
TAYLOR
HOOPER, Ryc - of Collwall, 20 Aug 1545.
brothers Hugh and Thomas;   Jhon HOOPR;   sisters Margery, Johan and Alys;   my godaur Johan SHOPT;   Sybyll SHOPT;   my prentyse Jhon TAYLOR;   Henry OCKLEY;   Jhon PELYNGAR;   Jhon HARTLAND;   Jhon NAPT;   ..
Proved 1546 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91648.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1551

HALE
HOELL
HOPPELEY
ITHELL
WELE
HALE, Margarett - of Broxwood in Pembrugg (Pembridge), widow, 20 Oct 1551.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to John ap HOELL* &   Thomas HOPPELEY* my sons in law.
Witnesses: Thomas WELE &   James ap ITHELL.
Will dated 20 Oct 1551. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1555

BASKERVILLE
GARNANS
HARRIE
HARRY
PHILLIP
HARRIE, Stephen ap - of Morehampton, Heref., Esq., 27 Nov 1555 [2 Philip & Mary]
bro Hugh ap HARRY;   wife Jane;   servant Edward;   servant John ap HARRY;   my keeper Thomas;   son John ap HARRY.
Executors: son John ap HARRY;   John BASKERVILLE, of Chenstone, Esq.
Witnesses: John BASKERVILLE;   John & Wm. GARNANS;   John ap HARRY;   John PHILLIP.
Proved 6 Dec 1555 by John ap HARRY - PCC.

Contact: Abstracts of Parry Wills

 

1556

BETHELL
HOGES
ROSSETER
SMYTHE
TYLLAR
HOGES, Crystyan - widow, of Pembridge, 1556.
son Thomas;   granddaughters Joan, Margret, Margerye and Elisabeth daughters of son Thomas.
Executor: Thomas A ROSSETER.
Witnesses: James BETHELL,   John TYLLAR,   John SMYTHE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1556

ASTMAN
BURTON
DAWE
EMTEYES
FAUCKNR
HOPE
HYLL
PELLEYE
PYTT
HOPE, Rycharde - of Newent, 15 Jan 1556.
my sister Agnes BURTON wife of Wylliam BURTON;   Johan PELLEYE;   my sister Johan DAWE;   my godson James HOPE at Sorely;   Izabell HOPE;   my godson Thomas HOPE;   John HOPE;   John ASTMAN.
Debts owing: Thomas PYTT for his father and his and rents;   John EMTEYES,   Wylliam FAUCKNR,   Richard HYLL of Oxenhill.
Proved 1556 Gloucs; Ref FHL#91376.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1556

ABETHELL
AROSSETOR
HOGES
SMYTHE
TYLLAR
HOGES, Crystyan - of Pembrydge, widow, 1 Sep 1556. (#)
to Johan & Margret & Margerye & Elisabethe daughters of my son Thomas all my goods in hands of Thomas AROSSETOR*.
Witnesses: James ABETHELL &   Jhon TYLLAR &   Jhon SMYTHE.
Will dated 1 Sep 1556. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1557

BARKER
GYLES
HOLL
JEVAN
STORE
TAYLOR
WHELDE
HOLL, Walter - of Presteyne, 1557.
wife Benett HOLL;   brother Richard ap JEVAN.
Witnesses: Richard GYLES,   Richard WHELDE,   John BARKER,   Edward STORE,   Alice TAYLOR widow.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1557

AP'JEVAN
BARBER
GYLES
HOLL
STORE
TAYLOR
WHELDE
HOLL, Walter - of Presteigne, 12 Aug 1557. (#)
to be buried Presteigne;   to my wife Benett HOLL;   to my brother Richard AP JEVAN;  
Witnesses: Richard GYLES &   Richard WHELDE &   John BARBER &   Edward STORE &   Alice TAYLOR widow.
Proved (PCC) 8 Oct 1557. TNA Ref: PROB 11/39.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1558

FERNR
HALL
HOLAND
PRYCHARD
SANDY
WALKER
WEBLEY
HOLAND, Jane - of Alfrick, widow, Suckley, 20 Aug 1558.
Ric:/Elenor/Antony/ & Thomas;   Elenor WALKER, Richard WALKER,   my son Thomas;   my son Xpofer[Christopher].
Overseer: Ric PRYCHARD.
Witnesses: Ric SANDY,   John HALL,   John WEBLEY,   Ric SANDY,   Arnall FERNR.
Proved 14 Oct 1558 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97893 #380.
NB: mother to the 2nd husband of my 11th great grandmother - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1559

ABINGFORDE
CAUE
CAVE
HARFORD
PERRY
RUMMNEY
SCUDAMORE
VINOR
WEBBE
HARFORD, John - of Bosbury, Gentleman, 11 Apr 1559.
Beneficiaries: to wife Anne the use of estate during life, then to son Richard HARFORD;   to son Richard HARFORD and his wife Katherin (the niece of Robert PERRY, late Bishop of Hereford), the manor of Bosbury with all tithes, rents, &c. plus all leasehold lands in Bosbury (also) the manor of Prebendes in Mortyn [Moreton on Lugg] with all tithes, &c. (also) all tithes of Marden plus lands held of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathderal (also) all tithes held by permission of the Bishop of Hereford in or near the city of Hereford (also) Richard to have the disposition of all advowsons. Richard is charged with the tuition and guardianship of John SCUDAMORE (son of William SCUDAMORE and his wife Jane, late daughter of testator) during his minority with control over all lands and goods belonging to the said John;   to son John HARFORD (when 21) all freehold lands in Lyde (also) all freehold lands in Stoke within the parish of Leominster (also) the manor of Weobley (which testator lately purchased from the King and Queen) (also) the tithes in Lyde, held of the Vicars Choral of Hereford Cathedral (also) items of silver;   to son Anthony HARFORD (when 21) the mills and park at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (also) items of silver;   to daughter Mary (wife of John WEBBE), the lease on Nettleton in Wiltshire, with the proviso that she look after the testator's mother (not named) (also) £10 towards the renewing of the lease of her and her hsuband's farm in Slatenford [probably Slaughterford, Wilts];   to Anne WEBBE (daughter of John and Mary WEBBE), £10 towards her marriage;   to every daughter of John ABINGFORDE and Anne his wife, £30;   also testator charges his wife and son Richard HARFORD to find (ie pay) for the schooling of John and Richard ABINGFORDE, sons of John and Anne ABINGFORDE until they are 21;   to Henry VINOR, merchant of London, £11;   to brother Robert HARFORD, forgiveness of all debts he owes;   Robert HARFORD (eldest son of brother Robert HARFORD), to have testator's loom;   if Harry HARFORD (son of brother Robert), should become a priest, then testator charges his son Richard HARFORD to present Harry to the benefice of Stretton when it is next available;   to Elizabeth (sister of testator: surname not given), a £10 annuity;   to every servant of 4 years service or more, 5 marks;   to John SCUDAMORE, son of late daughter Jane SCUDAMORE, the wood called Cocket Vallet with tenement attached and £100;   to daughter Martha HARFORD (when wed) £200;   also refers to a son Harry HARFORD;   also refers to land purchased off King Edward VI.
Executor: wife Anne and son Richard HARFORD.
Witnesses: Thomas CAUE [CAVE],   Thomas RUMMNEY (?)
Probate granted 1559 at PCC; PROB/11/42B.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1559

CHYLDE
GREGE
HOPWODE
HOPWOOD
POWELL
ROYSE
TAYLOR
HOPWODE, Thomas - of Noke in Pembridge, 5 May 1559.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to Jhon HOPWODE my eldest son;   to Edwarde HOPWODE my son;   to Jaffreye HOPWODE my son;   to Elizabeth GREGE my daughter & wife of Richard GREGE;   to Anne TAYLOR my daughter;   to Richard ap POWELL curate of Pembrig;   to Jhon ROYSE;   rest to Jhoan HOPWODE* my wife.
Witnesses: Richard POWELL curate of Pembridge &   Edward CHYLDE &   Jhon ROYSE &   Jhon HOPWOOD &   Richard GREGE.
Will dated 5 May 1559. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1562

HULL
HYLL
LONG
PEL
THOMAS
WODYAT
HULL als HYLL, Rychard - of Cradley, gent, 10 Jan 1562.
my wyves syster Elynor THOMAS (not married);   my wife Amye.
Witnesses: Rouland LONG,   Hew PEL,   Thoms WODYAT.
Proved 1562 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91648.

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1562

ANDROWES
GREENE
HOME
HOME, (Ric?) - of Munsley, husbandman, 28 Mar.
Margaret ANDROWES;   my brother John HOME;   my (brother/son?)in lawe James GREENE;   my son John HOME;   my 5 childerne.
Proved 1562 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91648.

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1563

ALEN
BRASE
GREGGE
HOPPWOOD
HOPWOOD
HOPWOODE
RICE
RYVE
TAYLER
TAYLOR
HOPPWOOD, Johan - widow of Pembridge, 12 Mar 1562/3.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to my son Edmond;   to Richard GREGGE's children;   to Richard TAYLOR's children;   to Thomas HOPWOODE's children;   to my goddaughters: Thomas TAYLER's daughter, William TAYLER's daughter, Thomas RYVE's daughter;   to Johan RICE my servant;   to George BRASE;   to Anne TAYLOR my daughter;   to Richard GREGGE's wife;   to John my son;   to Margery RICE & Maud RICE;   to Elizabeth HOPWOOD daughter of Thomas HOPWOOD;   rest to Jafferey* my son.
Witnesses: Sir Thomas ALEN clerk &   George BRASE gent.
Will dated 12 Mar 1562/3. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1565

BRACE
CONOPP
CONOPPE
DEIOS
HALL
HOPPLEY
JESSUP
MEREDITH
PICKETHORNE
ROBART
SMITH
SPON
TRET
VAUGHAN
WILLIAMS
HALL, John - of Pembridge, 1565.
wife Margaret;   sons William HALL, James HALL and Humfrey;   grandson John son of William;   sons' uncle Sir John CONOPPE late vicar of Almeley.
Mentioned: Mr BRACE,   Watkyng SMITH.
Executrix: wife Alis(!).
Overseer: John DEIOS of Pembridge.
Creditors: George ap ROBART,   Griffith ap MEREDITH,   John HALL the younger.
Debtors: Walter HALL,   John PICKETHORNE,   Mr Watkynge VAUGHAN.
Witnesses: Stephen TRET,   Nicholas SPON,   Richard CONOPP,   Hugh JESSUP,   Jevan WILLIAMS clerk,   Richard HOPPLEY,   William HALL,   James HALL.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1565

BRACE
CONOPP
CONOPPE
DEIOS
HACKLETT
HALL
HOPPLEY
JESSUP
MEREDITH
PICKETHORNE
ROBART
SMITH
SPON
STRET
VAUGHAN
WILLIAMS
HALL, John - of Pembridge, 28 Dec 1565. (#)
to high altar Pembridge;   to my son William HALL for his children;   Margaret* my wife to occupy certain leases for life & to permit my son James HALL to occupy half lands, then to him after her death;   to my son Humfrey a burgage in West Street, Pembridge, & Curte Meadow & 2 acres in Northfield by Mr BRACE's & Watkyng SMITH's & the parson's land;   to my 3 sons: William, James & Humfrey;   (wife) Margaret to assure my son William of HACKLETT's lands;   to William HALL & John his son;   Humfrey to enjoy all that was his uncle's, Sir John CONOPPE late vicar of Almeley;   rest to my wife.
Overseer: John DEIOS of Pembridge.
Creditors: George ap ROBART &   Griffith ap MEREDITH &   John HALL the younger.
Debtors: Walter HALL &   John PICKETHORNE &   Mr Watkynge VAUGHAN.
Witnesses: Stephen STRET &   Nicholas SPON &   Richard CONOPP &   Hugh ? JESSUP &   Jevan WILLIAMS clerk &   Richard HOPPLEY &   William HALL &   James HALL.
Will dated 28 Dec 1565. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1566

BOSWOOD
HALLE
TAYLOR
HALLE, Rychard - of Bromyard, 15 Jan 1566.
my daurs Johan, Margerye and Katheryne;   my wyf Alyce.
Witnesses: Thomas TAYLOR clerke,   Rychard BOSWOOD.
Proved 1566 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

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1568

BAKER
HOPPWODE
HOPWOOD
STEADE
TAYLOR
WIGMORE
WILLIAMS
HOPWOOD, Edward - {of Pembridge}, 1568.
wife Elnor*;   sons Roger and Richard;   daus Marie HOPWOOD,   Margaret, Sibill and Anne;   brother John HOPWOOD.
Guardians to sons: Thomas WIGMORE gent,   John HOPPWODE of Hereford mercer.
Overseers: Harry STEADE,   Elnor WIGMORE gentlewoman,   Thomas WIGMORE gent.
Witnesses: Thomas WIGMORE,   Richard BAKER,   Thomas TAYLOR,   John BAKER,   Evan WILLIAMS clerk curate.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1568

BAKER
HOPPWODE
HOPWOOD
STEADE
TAYLOR
WIGMORE
WILLIAMS
HOPWOOD, Edward - Apr 1568. (#)
to be buried Pembridge church;   to … WIGMORE gent & John HOPPWODE of Hereford, mercer, to be guardians to Roger & Richard my sons during their minorities;   to Richard the fishpan my father holdeth;   to my unmarried daughters: Marie HOPWOOD & Margaret & Sibill & Anne;   to Elnor* my wife.
Overseer: Harry STEADE;   Elnor WIGMORE gentlewoman & Thomas WIGMORE gent. & my brother John HOPWOOD to see to the bestowing of my daughter Marie HOPWOOD & her stock.
Witnesses: Thomas WIGMORE &   Richard BAKER &   Thomas TAYLOR &   John BAKER &   Evan WILLIAMS clerk curate there.
Will dated Apr 1568. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1569

HOPE
PYTT
HOPE, William - of Churcham, last Aug 1569.
my sone Robert;   Sybill HOPE;   Robert HOPE, Rychard HOPE and George PYTT;   my daur Alys;   my son Wyllm;   my sons Robert HOPE and Rychard;   {grandchildren} Rychard HOPE and Ane HOPE: the chylderne of Robart HOPE;   Alys daur of Rychard HOPE;   Wyllm, Jhon, Sybyll, & Alys;   my wife Ane.
Proved 1569 Gloucs; Ref FHL#91378.

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1571

APREES
APREESE
BARKELEY
BLAKWEY
HALLE
HATTEN
HOPE
ROCKE
TORNOR
HALLE, Thomas - of Bosbury, 20 Apr 1571.
John son of Peeter HALLE - my lease in Fromes wood;   my godson William TORNOR;   James APREES vicar of Bosbury;   Richard BLAKWEY;   Thomas BARKELEY;   Thomas ROCKE of Streton and Harry HATTEN sometimes of Bromsberrow;   my wife Alice and my son John;   James APREESE vicar of Bosbury and Mr. John HOPE.
Witnesses: Mr. John HOPE;   Ric BLAKWEY.
Proved 1571 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1571

BLUNT
GWILLYM
HEWES
HUGHES
WILLIAMS
HUGHES, John - of Pembridge, 28 Jun 1571.
to be buried churchyard Pembridge;   to Ales my daughter;   to Johan & Marget daughters of my son Henry HUGHES;   to John WILLIAMS* my son in law implements from bakehouse.
Witnesses: Edmund BLUNT, gent. &   Thomas HEWES clerk &   Thomas GWILLYM curate of Pembridge.
Will dated 28 Jun 1571. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1571

A'CONNOPP
A'CONOPP
BRASE
HALL
HARPER
LONGE
HARPER, James - of Pembridge town, 12 Nov 1566.
to James my son;   to Johan my wife;   to all our children;   my father Phelippe HARPER* to enjoy lease from George BRASE gent;   Sir Richard A CONNOPP* clerk.
Witnesses: Raffe A CONOPP &   Harrie LONGE &   William HALL.
Will dated 28 Jun 1571. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1571

CHELTON
DAVIS
HORWELL
UNET
WOODYATE
HORWELL, John - clerke of Cannon frome, 16 Sep 1571.
my cozen Catheryn CHELTON;   John DAVIS and his wife;   Willm HORWELL of the Lea in co of ----;   and John HORWELL of Wolverhampton.
Overseers: Willm UNET,   John WOODYATE and Roger WOODYATE.
Proved 1571 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91649.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1574

CHARLES
GRUBBE
HAWKYNS
HOWELLS
HYGINS
MATHEWES
HAWKYNS, John - gent, of Pembridge, 1574.
wife Joyce HAWKYNS*;   sons Robert HAWKYNS,   William HAWKYNS and Richard HAWKYNS;   daus Sibell, Alyce and Margaret.
Mentioned: William HYGINS,   William HOWELLS,   Philip MATHEWES.
Witnesses: Thomas CHARLES vicar of Staunton,   Thomas GRUBBE,   John GRUBBE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1574

BEDELL
HOPE
HUNYNG
LAUSE
WAKFELD
HOPE, Willm - of Wick Risington, Gloucs, 12 Mar 1572.
my daur Elnor;   my son in law Willm LAUSE;   my sons daur Anne HOPE;   my wife Ales and my son Richart.
Witnesses: John HUNYNG curate,   Richard WAKFELD,   John BEDELL.
Proved 1574 Gloucs; Ref FHL#91379.

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1574

HALL
STOCKE
WADE
HALL, James - of Cradley, husbandman, 16 Jan 1574.
my son Jhon HALL;   my son William HALL;   my son Humfrey HALL;   my son in law John WADE;   Mary HALL;   my son Thomas HALL;   my servant Peter;   Rychard HALL;   James HALL son of William HALL;   James HALL and Agnes the son and daur of Thomas HALL and Margery his wife;   William HALL son of Thomas HALL;   my wife Elysabeth.
Overseers: Rychard STOCKE and Thos HALL.
Proved 1574 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

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1574

CHARLES
GRUBBE
HAWKINS
HAWKYNS
HOWELLS
HYGINS
MATHEWES
HAWKYNS, John - of Pembridge, gent., 15 Jun 1574. (#)
to be buried Pembridge church;   to my wife Joyce* for life my pension house of Sherington in Pembridge &   my house at Broxehylls Birches in Erysland [Eardisland] & Dilwyn & Priores Wood;   to my son Robert HAWKYNS the rent owed by William HYGINS & William HOWELLS;   to my daughter Sibell when she marries;   to Alyce my daughter the sheephouse occupied by Philip MATHEWES;   to William & Robert HAWKINS my sons;   to Richard HAWKYNS my son.
Witnesses: Thomas CHARLES vicar of Staunton &   Thomas GRUBBE &   John GRUBBE.
Will dated 15 Jun 1574. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1579

HOPPLEY
HOPPLEY, Thomas - the elder of Broxwood in Pembridge, 2 Oct 1579.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to my son Thomas*;   to my son John;   to my daughter Anne;   to Thomas my daughter's son.
Will dated 2 Oct 1579. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1580

DAVYS
DEVEREUX
EVANS
GORWEY
GORWEYE
GRIFFYTH
HALLE
JANCYE
LOVELL
LYLL
RAVENHILL
ROCKS
SHEWARDE
WODLEYE
YONGER
HALLE, Richard - of Stretton Grandsome, 3 Oct 1580.
daur Margaret;   my son Walter;   my son John;   lease I have of Thomas ROCKS lands;   John LOVELL of Ashpton;   cowe in custody of John JANCYE;   my son in law Willm GORWEYE;   my son in law Thomas GORWEYE;   my brother Thomas;   my daur Anne;   my brother Peter HALLE;   my brother Hughe HALLE;   Anne my brother Roger's daur;   godson Ric HALLE son of Roger HALLE.
Witnesses: Thoms DAVYS clerk,   Richard GRIFFYTH,   Jhon HALLE,   Richard ..
Debts I owe: Richard LYLL, gent;   James YONGER;   Wm DEVEREUX;   RAVENHILL of Cowarne;   my son in lawe John GORWEYE;   my brother Thomas HALLE,   my daur in law Alyce GORWEY;   Elynor daur of Thomas SHEWARDE given her by Willm WODLEYE;   one EVANS daur of Castle Morton godaur to William WODLEYE;   Willm GORWEYE and his wife.
Proved 1580 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

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1581

GRUBBE
HODGES
HOPLEY
MASON
NEWLE
HODGES, Robert - of Broxwood in Pembridge, weaver, 3 Apr 1581. (#)
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to my son Roger my shop & weaving furniture & half my house in Hereford;   to my daughter Jane;   to my wife* & son Roger*.
Overseer: Johan MASON registrar my brother in law.
Witnesses: Robart GRUBBE &   William NEWLE &   Thomas HOPLEY.
Will dated 3 Apr 1581. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

BAKER
BRACE
BROWNE
GRIFF
HOELL
WEVER
HOELL, William - of Pembridge, 1581. [1581/2]
wife unnamed;   son John;   daus Johan, Jane and Sara;   brother William*.
Beneficiaries: John WEVER* gent of Burton,   two daughters of Lewys GRIFF'.
Mentioned: William BROWNE,   Mr George BRACE gent,   Richard BAKER,   David ap Moris ap Hoell of Penegos.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

GRUBBE
HODGES
HOPLEY
MASON
NEWLE
HODGES, Robert - weaver, of Broxwood Pembridge, 1581.
wife Maulde*, son Roger*;   dau Jane;   brother in law John MASON registrar.
Overseer: brother in law John MASON.
Witnesses: Robart GRUBBE,   William NEWLE,   Thomas HOPLEY.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

AP'HOELL
AP'MORIS
BAKER
BRACE
BROWNE
GRIFFITH
HOELL
WEVER
HOELL, William - of Pembridge, 23 Feb 1581. (#)
to be buried Pembridge church;   to my wife - my burgage in Pembridge bought from William BROWNE;   to my son John - a meadow bought from Mr George BRACE gent & a meadow leased from Richard BAKER;   to my (unmarried) daughter Johan - lands in Lene in Pembridge & to my (unmarried) daughter Jane - beasts in custody of David AP MORIS AP HOELL of Penegos;   to my (unmarried) daughter Sara;   to John WEVER* of Burton, gent;   to the 2 daughters of Lewis GRIFFITH;   my brother William*.
Proved (PCC) 27 Jan 1581/2 (Tirwhite;5)

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

ALEWAY
AYLEWAY
AYLWEY
BARKLEY
CARPENTER
HARTE
HAYLINGE
HUGHE
JAUNCIE
POWELL
SCUDAMORE
SHOTER
SMYTHE
TAYLOR
HAYLINGE als AYLWEY, Edward - of Westhide, 19 Nov 1582.
Anne CARPENTER widow - 1 bushel of mault;   Thomas TAYLOR - for poor of Westhide;   my natural mother Alles SHOTER;   my cosin HUGHE (my servant);   Ann and William: son and daur of Roose SCUDAMORE alias HAYLINGE;   my cosing Elinor HAYLINGE als ALEWAY;   my brother John HAYLING als ALEWAY;   Rowland HARTE of Westhide.
Overseer: Sr Thomas SMYTHE clerke.
Debts: Richard JAUNCIE,   his brother John AYLWEY als HAYLINGE;   his brother Richard AYLEWAY als HAYLINGE,   his cosin Elenor AYLEWAY als HAYLINGE;   Phillipe POWELL,   John BARKLEY of Bosbury.
Proved 1582 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91649.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1587

BAKER
BRYDD
BRYDDE
HEAVE
HEWES
HIGGINS
HODGES
HOPPWOOD
MEYRICK
HODGES, Anne - widow, of Pembridge, 1587.
sons Henry HIGGINS and Walter HIGGINS*;   son in law Walter BRYDD, daughter in law Syble;   granddaughters Anne and Margaret daughters of son Walter;   Catherine daughter of Henry;   Anne daughter of Walter BRYDDE;   grandsons William and John sons of Henry;   sister Margery HEWES.
Beneficiaries: Anne HEWES,   Anne HEAVE.
Mentioned: Thomas BRYDD.
Witnesses: John HOPPWOOD,   Edward BAKER,   Henry HIGGINS.
Debtor: Phillip MEYRICK of Presteen.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1588

BAKER
BRYDD
BRYDDE
HEAVE
HEWES
HIGGINS
HODGES
HOPPWOOD
MEYRICK
HODGES, Anne - of Pembridge, widow, 28 Feb 1587/8. (#)
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to Catherine daughter of my son Henry HIGGINS;   to William son of Henry HIGGINS 40s. owed by my son Walter HIGGINS;   to Anne daughter of Walter BRYDDE 23s.4d. owed by her father;   to John son of Henry HIGGINS 30s. owed by Thomas BRYDD;   to Henry HIGGINS my son corn in Manleyfield;   to my son in law Walter BRYDD corn in barns at Shobdon & Erisland [Eardisland];   to Anne daughter of Walter HIGGINS;   to Henry my son;   to my daughter in law Syble;   to my sister Margery HEWES's 3 daughters;   to Anne HEWES;   to Anne HEAVE;   to Margaret daughter of Walter HIGGINS;   Walter my son*.
Witnesses: John HOPPWOOD &   Edward BAKER &   Henry HIGGINS.
Debtor: Phillip MEYRICK of Presteen.
Will dated 28 Feb 1587/8. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1590

HOWELL
IMPTON
JAMES
MEREDITH
TAYLOR
HOWELL ap MEREDITH - of Knighton in Radnor, 24 Jan 1588.
Elinor JAMES - 2 tenements in Knighton in a street commonly called the Churche Streate;   I have mortgaged the same to Howell ap Res of Clonne for the sum of 4£.
Indenture: dated 10 Nov 30 the Quenes Ma th Raynge.
Sole Executrix: Elinor JAMES.
Witnesses: Richard TAYLOR,   Peter IMPTON, Jennk ap John.
Proved 1590 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91660.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1593

BOWIER
HOPPWOOD
HOWELLS
HOWELS
LOWE
ROWLANDS
SMYTH
HOPPWOOD, Johan - of Pembridge, 1593.
sons Roger HOPPWOOD*, John HOPPWOOD* and Hendry HOPPWOOD;   dau Margaret SMYTH;   granddaughters Johan, Cattorne and Anne daughters of Roger;   Johan daughter of John.
Beneficiaries: Edward son of Robert HOPPWOOD,   Edward son of John HOWELLS,   Cattorne HOWELS.
Mentioned: Margaret SMYTH of Lowe [daughter?].
Witnesses: Phillip LOWE,   Reese ROWLANDS,   Cattorne HOWELLS,   John BOWIER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1593

BOWIER
HOPPWOOD
HOWELLS
HOWELS
LOWE
ROWLANDS
SMITH
SMYTH
HOPPWOOD, Johan - of Pembridge, 4 Mar 1593. (#)
to my son Roger HOPPWOOD (a) heifer in custody of Margaret SMYTH at the Lowe;   to my son John HOPPWOOD;   to Edward HOPPWOOD son of Robert HOPPWOOD;   to Edward HOWELLS son of John HOWELS;   to the 4 daughters of Margaret SMITH;   to the children of Roger & John HOPPWOOD;   to Johan HOPPWOOD & Cattorne daughters of Roger HOPPWOOD;   to Johan HOPPWOOD daughter of my son John HOPPWOOD;   to Anne daughter of Roger HOPPWOOD;   to my daughter Margaret SMYTH;   to Hendry HOPPWOOD my son;   to Cattorne HOWELS;   rest to Roger* & John*.
Witnesses: Phillip LOWE &   Reese ROWLANDS &   Cattorne HOWELLS &   John BOWIER.
Will dated 4 Mar 1593. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1595

ARCHPOLE
HOPE
HOPTON
HORE
PYCHARD
TASKER
TRAVELL
VOBES
HOPE, John - of Mathon, gent, last July 1593.
my son John HOPE - my freeholds and tenements in Bosbury, Herefs;   my 2nd son Edmund HOPE;   my daughters daur Anne PYCHARD, The Races, Bosbury;   I now lye at Richard VOBES house in Mathon.
Supervisors: friends Michael HOPTON and Richard TRAVELL, gent.
Witnesses: Edward ARCHPOLE,   Humfrey HORE,   Clement TASKER,   Edward ARCHPOLE, Jr.
Proved 1 Jan 1595 - PCC; Ref FHL#91993, PCC/1595 6; Scott.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1595

GOLDE
GOULD
GOWLDE
HARTLAND
HILL
HYLL
RAVENHILL
RAVENHYLL
RIDGWALL
RISE
TURNER
HARTLAND, Richard - of Mathon, 6 Apr 1595.
my son in law John HILL;   Elizabeth TURNER daur of Ann RISE wife of Henry RISE;   Ann HILL and Richard HYLL daur and son of John HILL;   Anne GOWLDE daur of Isaac GOULD;   the 3 children of Richard HILL the elder;   Isaac GOLDE and Ann his wife;   John RAVENHYLL and James RAVENHILL doe stand bonde unto me;   John HYLL and Elizabeth his wife.
Witnesses: Richard HILL the elder, Katherine HILL wid, Rd HILL the yr,   James RIDGWALL.
Proved 6 Jun 1595 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91994 Folio 39.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1597

HIBBINS
HILL
WOODHOUSE
HILL, Edward - of Over Kinsham, 1597.
wife Dorothie*, son Roger HILL.
Witnesses: John HIBBINS clerk,   Dorothie WOODHOUSE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1597

GOMOND
GOMONDE
HARPER
JEVAN
JONES
KENT
MONEYNTON
MONINGTON
MONYNGTON
MYLL
PHILLIPPS
POWELL
SHEPPARDE
HARPER, John - of Chyldstone [Chilston] i/t/p Madley co. Hereford, Esquire, 1 Jul 1597 (when weak and sick in body)
to be buried in the churchyard at Madley;   to my 2nd son Nicholas HARPER and my 3rd son John HARPER - (each) £200;   to each of my daughters - £300 to furthering their marriages, these sums to be raised (after just debts, &c) by sale of all my goods &c. and proceeds distributed amongst my ch'n and if not enough, my Exors shall [rent out] my manors, houses, &c. in co. Hereford until the sums have been raised, and my children maintained, fed and clothed in the meantime;   my trusty servant John SHEPPARDE (in consideration of faithful service) to continue living in his rooms in my capital house of Chyldstone;   a bequest to the poor of Madley and for church repairs of 10/- in all;   R&R to my son William HARPER.
Executors: my loving and trusty cousin Thomas MONEYNTON [MONINGTON] Esq,   my eldest son William HARPER,   my grandchild John HARPER,   and my cousin John GOMONDE [otherwise GOMOND] of Hereford.   Signed with his mark.
Witnesses: Thomas POWELL(x),   Walter JONES(x),   James ..MYLL(x),   John POWELL(x),   John ap JEVAN(x).
NB my daughter Mary has already had £300 from me so her share in the a/m legacies to be at discretion of Exors.
Confirmed 31 Jul 1597. Signed: (Witnesses) William HARPER,   Nicholas HARPER,   John PHILLIPPS(x),   Jane GOMONDE(x),   (Testator): John HARPER(x)
Proved PCC London 27 Aug 1597 by oath of John KENT, notary for Thomas  MONYNGTON, William HARPER (son), John HARPER and John HAMOND [recte GOMOND]  the Exors.
Notes: According to the Visitation of Herefordshire, 1634 Katharine daughter of Thomas MONYNGTON of Sarnesfield was married to John HARPER of Chilston; her brother Richard was then (1634) living with a son (by his second wife) aged 12. See also the Will of John GOMOND 26 Jun 1629.

 

1598

A'NASH
BRIDGEWATERS
GREGORY
HODDALL
HOPLEY
HOPLEY, Thomas - of Pembridge, husbandman, 7 Apr 1598.
to be buried Pembridge;   to my sister Ann BRIDGEWATERS* house in Broxwood.
Witnesses: Robert GREGORY clerk &   Thomas A NASH &   Richard HODDALL.
Proved at Hereford Sep 1598.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1598

HIBBINS
HILL
WOODHOUSE
HILL, Edward - of Over Kinsham, 14 Oct 1597. (#)
to my son John HILL;   to my son Roger HILL;   rest to Dorothie* (my wife)
Witnesses: John HIBBINS clerk & Dorothie WOODHOUSE.
Proved at Hereford 14 Dec 1598.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1604

?GWELLOW
BAGOT
BAROLL
COLLYOR
DYER
GRIFFITH
HUNTE
POWELL
PRICE
SHIPPARD
SMITHE
WELLINGTON
WYETT
WYNNWOODE
HUNTE, Richard - of Kingstone i/t/p Allensmore co Hereford, 7 Nov 1603 [1 Jas I] when sick in body
to Hereford Cathedral - 4d;   to my parish church - 3/4d;   four of my daughters Joan, Alice, Elizabeth and Katherine are under 21 and are to have £40 and £12 for their marriages;   my daughters Margaret and Anne - £13 each;   my sister's children;   Blaunch (my sister's daughter)
Executrix: wife Alice.
Witnesses: George SMITHE(x),   John COLLYOR,   Henrie GRIFFITH of Kings Caple.
Overseers: George SMITHE and Henrie GRIFFITH.
Debts that he oweth: John SHIPPARD (40/4);   Henry BAROLL (40/-);   Margarett ?GWELLOW;   Thomas WYNNWOODE;   John WELLINGTON;   John WYETT;   William DYER;   Richard POWELL;   John the servante;   Henrye GRIFFITH;   Edmund HUNTE;   Richard BAGOT;   William PRICE.
Proved PCC London 6 Apr 1604 by Alice HUNTE (the Relict)

 

1604

HALL
HOPE
WILLMORE
HOPE, Frances - of Mathon, spinster. (I)
By William HALL and William WILLMORE;   William HOPE (the brother).
Inventory 20 Apr 1604 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97971.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1604

BEEVAN
BLAYNEY
EYNON
GOUGH
HILL
HOLD
LEWIS
LLOYD
MORVELL
NICHOLAS
ROSSER
SMYTH
WALL
YEVAN
HILL, Philip - of Presteigne, 6 Aug 1604.
to be buried in Presteigne;   to Hereford cathedral;   to my wife Margaret HILL* & to my daughter Joan when 21.
Witnesses: Humfrey LLOYD &   William ap YEVAN &   Hugh BEEVAN.
Debtors: Hugh ap EYNON &   John BLAYNEY &   William SMYTH &   Richard ap ROSSER &   Yevan SMYTH &   Yevan ap LEWIS &   John MORVELL &   William HILL &   Edward HOLD.
Creditors: Johan WALL &   John NICHOLAS &   John HILL &   Philip GOUGH.
Proved at Hereford 15 Sep 1604.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1612

HALL
HILL
STROWDE
HILL, Leonard - of Cradley, taylor, 19 Nov 1612.
my daur Anne;   my son Thomas;   my sister Lucy HILL;   my wife Anne.
Witnesses: Roger STROWDE and William HALL (also Overseers).
Proved 12 Feb 1612 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91651.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1612

BLACKWEY
COWELL
HALL
TYLLAM
HALL, John - of Bosburie, weaver, 25 Jun 1612.
"To be buried in churchyard of Bosbury neere where the bodies of my mother and my former wyef doth lye";   my wieffe Anne;   my daur Magaret;   my daur Blanche;   my wyves daur Marie;   my son Thomas.
Witnesses: Francis COWELL,   Rychard TYLLAM,   John BLACKWEY.
Proved 1612 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1614

HALES
PYCHARD
HALES, Johne - of Cradley, yeoman, 22 Sep 1613.
oldest son Rowland HALES, youngest son Richard HALES;   daur Elyzabeth HALES, wife Ales.
Witness: Willm PYCHARD.
Proved 6 May 1614 - HCC; Ref FHL#91653.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1614

COWELL
GRUBBE
HOPLEY
MORRIS
ROBBINS
TAYLOR
TOMES
WYNNS
HOPLEY, William - of Bromyard, gent, 4 Mar 1613.
my nowe wife Margery - for upbringing of my son (not named);   Land at Sarnesfield called Biddleways until son is 21;   my daur Mary HOPLEY - 3£;   my daur Margery WYNNS.
Overseer: my son in lawe TOMES.
Witnesses: John COWELL,   Roger MORRIS,   Walter TAYLOR,   Samuell ROBBINS,   Roger GRUBBE.
Proved 6 May 1614 - PCC; Ref FHL#92057 PCC 1614/Folio 51; Lawe.
NB: 2nd husband to my 9th great grand aunt - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1614

DREWE
FIFIELD
GRASTONES
GRIFFITHS
HILL
SIBLES
STROWDE
HILL, Thomas - of Cradley, taylor, 15 Feb 1613.
Anne HILL daur of Richard HILL;   to the same Richard HILLs 3 daurs.
Executor: Thomas HILL son of Lenord HILL.
Overseer: John HILL of Yerkell.
Witnesses: George SIBLES,   Richard STROWDE. Debts owing to the said Thomas HILL;   William FIFIELD als GRIFFITHS - 30s.
Debts owed by: GRASTONES wife 2d.;   Jhon DREWE 2d.
Proved 15 Jun 1614 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91652.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1615

COUNLEY
COWNLEY
DAVID
FELLPOLES
HILL
LYTH
MAREADYTH
PENY
PENYE
PLELLO
TYLER
WINTER
HILL, Peeter - of Stepleton [Stapleton] i/t/p Presteigne, 31 Dec 1614.
to John HILL & Peeter HILL sons of Richard HILL;   to Peeter HILL & Fraunces HILL the sons of John HILL;   to Alce & Margerie the daughters of William TYLER;   to Anne daughter of John FELLPOLES;   to my son Richard HILL;   to my son John HILL;   to my kinswoman Elizabeth daughter of Fraunces HILL;   to my daughter Elnor;   to my daughter Anne;   to Margeri TYLER my goddaughter;   to my godson Thomas PENYE;   to Elizabeth daughter of Fraunces HILL;   to my sons Richard* & John*.
Debtors: Nycholas MAREADYTH &   William WINTER &   Peeter PLELLO &   Marie COWNLEY &   Thomas COUNLEY &   Thomas LYTH the mason &   David ap DAVID.
Witnesses: Thomas PENY &   Elsabeth HILL &   Mary HILL.
Proved at Hereford 6 Nov 1615.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1616

ANDREWES
BAYLIES
CALDO
HOMES
MORTONS
ROGERS
HOMES, Richard - of Byshopps frome, yeoman, 26 Mar 1616.
son Richard HOMES;   son in lawe John ANDREWES - my tenement and house in Bromyard;   daur Joyce ROGERS daur Joyce, sd daur Joyces daur Cib [Sibell] ROGERS;   Ales ANDREWES daur of John ANDREWES;   my servant maid Johane CALDO;   One bonde which was John MORTONS.
Witnesses: James BAYLIES,   Johan CALDO,   Richard HOMES.
Proved 15 Apr 1616 - HCC.
NB: my 10th great grandfather - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1616

CHAMBERLAIN
CHAMBERLEN
HOME
LOVELL
NICHOLS
SALISBURY
SAYSELL
WENT
HOME, John - of Munsley, husbandman, 20 May 1616.
Purchased of Earle SALISBURY, tenement called Powke Croft in Ashperton & Stretton Grandison.
James CHAMBERLEN son of Richard CHAMBERLEN and my daur Elizabeth;   Richard CHAMBERLEN base son of John CHAMBERLEN deceased (father of the said Richard CHAMBERLEN and Elizabeth his wife);   my son James HOME;   John HOME the son of my sonne John HOME late deceased;   Anne CHAMBERLAIN;   4 children of my son John HOME;   my son in law Richard CHAMBERLEN.
Overseers: Richard SAYSELL and my brother James HOME.
Witnesses: Richard SAYSELL,   Richard WENT,   Johan NICHOLS,   John LOVELL.
Proved 19 Jun 1616 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91651.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1618

BILLMORE
BOWYER
BUCK
BYLMORE
GREENLY
HALL
HAWKINS
HAWKYNS
IRELAND
LOCHARD
STEADE
TAILOR
WALL
WALLE
HAWKINS, Richard - of Sherington, gent., 9 Oct 1617.
to be buried near my auncestors in Pembrydge church;   to Hereford cathedral;   to repair Pembridge church;   to my sister Alyce IRELAND trees in Parkemore & meadow trees given to James HALL of Pembridge, gent.;   to my brother Robert HAWKINS;   to Rychard HAWKINS my supposed son, whom I have assured Priors or Powers Wood in Erisland [Eardisland] & Luntley & Dilwyn bought from Thomas BOWYER of Luntley;   my wife Elenor* & my brothers William HAWKINS* & Robert HAWKINS are to assure the lands to him;   to my niece Sybell BILLMORE the legacy left to her by my father;   to Joyce BYLMORE;   rest to my wife for life then to Sybill BILLMORE & Mary IRELAND my nieces.
Overseers: my cousin Edward GREENLY & my brother Robert HAWKINS.
Witnesses: Edward GREENLY &   Robert HAWKYNS &   Francis BUCK &   Edward WALLE.
Creditors: my cousin William LOCHARD &   my cousin Francis BUCK &   my nephew Robert STEADE &   my brother William &   my sister Alyce IRELAND &   John TAILOR &   Thomas WALL.
Proved at Hereford 2 Mar 1617/8.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1619

HOLLAND
HOSKINS
HOSKIS
HOSKISS
MEREDITH
MINTON
SMITHE
STANSALL
STORREY
HOSKISS, Roger - of Stanton upon Arrowe, 26 Apr 1619. (N)
to his brother Henry HOSKINS a sum in hands of Richard MINTON of Stansbatch, etc;   property which came to said Roger HOSKIS from his late father John HOSKIS deceased.
Creditor: Mr Frauncis HOLLAND.
Witnesses: John STORREY &   Thomas SMITHE &   Jane MEREDITH &   John STANSALL.
Proved at Hereford 1 May 1619.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1619

ALLEN
HAWFIELD
HAY
HILL
MEREDITH
PRICE
UNETT
HAWFIELD, Anthony - of Bosbury, gent, 16 Apr 1616.
son Richard HAWFIELD, wife Alice;   daur Blaunch MEREDITH, William son of Blaunch MEREDITH;   servant Elizabeth PRICE.
Witnesses: William UNETT,   John ALLEN,   William HAY,   Rd. HILL.
Proved 5 Jun 1619 - HCC.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1620

HILL
LEWIS
WALE
WOODHOUSE
HILL, William - of Byton, husbandman, 18 Oct 1620.
to my son Roger HILL his 2 children;   to Alice my wife;   rest to Roger HILL* my son.
Creditor: Hugh WOODHOUSE of Byton.
Witnesses: William WOODHOUSE &   James WOODHOUSE &   Joan WALE &   Kateryne LEWIS, etc.
Proved at Hereford 13 Nov 1620.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1622

HALES
HALL
HAYWARD
PALMER
SHEWSTER
WODDYAT
HALES, Joyce - of Cradley, widow, 17 Nov 1622.
daur Anne HAYWARD;   3 daurs Ellinor HALL,   Shusans SHEWSTER and Brigett WODDYAT;   son in law John SHEWSTER;   cozen John HALES;   cozen John PALMER and son George HALES.
Witnesses: George PALMER,   George HALES,   Jo: PALMER.
Proved 18 Feb 1622 - HCC; Ref FHL#91651.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1623

BOWIER
HIGGENS
WALL
HIGGENS, Walter - of Pembridge, yeoman, 1623.
to my daughter … HIGGENS;   the said Joane HIGGENS;   to my son James HIGGENS.
Witnesses: John BOWIER &   Margery BOWIER &   Ales WALL.
Will dated 1623. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1623

BENTALL
BILLMORE
BLOUNT
HAWKINS
IRELAND
LEWES
LOCHARDE
MONINGTON
STANTON
STEADE
WALLE
HAWKINS, William - of Mowleye, Stanton on Arrow, gent., 13 Jan 1623 [20 James I]
after the death of Elinor HAWKINS widow relict of my elder brother Richard HAWKINS gent deceased in 1621 I assured William LEWES gent an annuity to my now wife Margerye HAWKINS*;   lands in Pembridge, Dilwyn & Eardisland to my kinsman Thomas LOCHARDE esquire & Richard MONINGTON of Marston, gent. to see to the preferment of my reputed son William;   to my niece Joyce & Sibill BILLMORE & Mary IRELAND & my nephew Robert STEADE;   to my nephew Mathew STEADE;   to my kinsman Richard MONINGTON;   my land between that of Richard HAWKINS & Lawrence BENTALL gent.
Witnesses: Frauncis BLOUNT &   John WALLE &   Thomas STANTON.
Proved at Hereford 7 Apr 1623.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1624

FLANDER
HILL
HOPKINS
HILL, Gwy (Guy) - of Biddlestone, Llangarren, Yeoman.
NB:This will is badly faded and parts are illegible.
Beneficiaries: to wife Alice for the term of her natural life, messuage called Biddlestone and all land belonging (also) a meadow called Cox Meadow (also) tenement and lands recently purchased from William FLANDER (also) grounds called Parkmyll recently purchased from William HOPKINS (also) messuage called Tredorrocke and all land belonging (also) messuage and lands in Llangarren (also) lease of Trefroyd. All of the above legacy comes with the proviso that she either keep and maintain the testator's base son Walter HILL, or if she refuse, that she make regular payments towards the maintenance of Walter to the testator's two brothers, William and Richard HILL so that they can keep Walter until he comes into his inheritance.
Probate granted 1624 at Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1625

BAILY
HARRIS
HOWSON
JENKIN
JONES
KELLAWAY
LUCKOKE
PHEN
PLUKENETT
HARRIS alias JONES, David - of Westminster, gent, servant of Duke of Buckingham.
land in Ewyas Harold, co Hereford;   landlady Cath LUCKOKE widow;   land in "Bandley Way" co Hereford to bro Jn JENKIN;   David HARRIS*.
Overseers: Morris PHEN gent &   Jn BAILY yeo.
Witnesses: Wlm KELLAWAY,   Ellen HOWSON &   Geo PLUKENETT.
Proved in the Royal Peculiar Court of the Dean & Chapter of Westminster  c1625: Camden, f82.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1628

BENTOLL
ESSEX
GRENE
HAWKINS
SMYTH
HAWKINS, Elenor - of Sherington in Pembridge, widow, 21 Aug 1628.
to poor of Pembridge;   to my kinsman Richard BENTOLL;   to my cousin Sisly SMYTH;   to my ? houseman William SMYTH* the Parkemoore, the Parke meadow & a lease from Rt Hon. Robert, earl of ESSEX.
Witnesses: Roger GRENE &   Ed. William ….
Will dated 21 Aug 1628. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1628

BADLAND
GREENLY
HOLME
HOSKINS
JAMES
MEREDITH
STEWARD
WELLINS
WILLETT
HOLME, Thomas - of Staunton on Arrow, 20 Nov 1626.
to Gabriell JAMES and Margarett his wife - 20s. in gold;   to my grandchild Margarett BADLAND - £100;   to John BADLAND (my grandchild) - £80 & a yearling;   to Mary BADLAND (my grandchild) - £80 & 2 sheep;   to Roger BADLAND (my grandchild) - £40 & 2 sheep;   to my grandchild Thomas BADLAND - £30 & 2 sheep;   to Richard BADLAND (my grandchild) - £20 & 2 sheep;   to George WELLINS and Elizabeth his wife (my grandchildren) - £80, and to William WELLINS and Joyce WELLINS (their children) 20s. each;   to Peter MEREDITH 20s;   to Hugh HOLME (my kinsman) - 10s. & my 2nd suit;   to the poor of Staunton - 20s.;   my son in law William BADLAND*.
Witnesses: Sil: STEWARD,   Richard WILLETT,   John (X) GREENLY,   Richard HOSKINS.
Proved 29 Nov 1628 (PCC) by William BADLAND executor.

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1630

ARRIS
BICKFORD
BRYAN
FREEBURY
HARRIS
MERIDALE
WILLIAMS
HARRIS, John - of St. Sepulchre, citizen and cutler of London.
nephew John WILLIAMS of St. Margaret in Hereford cooper;   daughter Elizabeth wife of Roger FREEBURY citizen and brewer;   he exec.
Witnesses: Edward ARRIS,   William BICKFORD,   John BRYAN,   and Ri MERIDALE.
Proved 1630 - PCC; 46 Scroope.

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1633

HALL
NASHE
SHERIFFE
HALL, James - of Cradley, 1633.
my sonne Thomas;   my daur Elizabeth;   my brother William HALLes howse att the halesend;   my wife Mary.
Overseers: my brother William HALL and Richard NASHE.
Witnesses: Willm HALL, Ales HALL,   Elizabeth SHERIFFE.
Proved 12 Jul 1633 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

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1635

HOWLATT
HULLETT
MYND
SCUDAMORE
WILT__
HOWLATT (HULLETT), Thomas - of Kings Caple, 31 Nov 1628.
Beneficiaries: to daughter (name badly faded but possibly Ann) - 2 acres of land;   to wife (unnamed) - use of estate during her life or until remarriage;   to son John HOWLATT - estate on death of testator's wife.
Executrix: wife.
Witnesses: Roger SCUDAMORE,   William WILT__,   John MYND.
Probate granted 1635 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1635

CLERKE
DUNNE
FARR
HOME
THOMAS
WAYNEWRIGHT
HOME, Thomas - of Leigh, Worcs, weaver.
Margaret HOME of Leigh (wid & rel);   Francis WAYNEWRIGHT of Holte.
Inventory by: William DUNNE,   Henry CLERKE,   Richard FARR,   Edmond THOMAS.
Admon 12 Mar 1635 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98049 #115.

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1637

FIFILD
GORWEY
HALL
JONES
MASON
PALMR
HALL, William - of Cradley, yeoman, 9 May 1637 [13 Chas]
3 daurs Elizabeth, Ane, & Marie;   my servant Thos MASON;   my wife Allis;   my daur JONES children - to eyther of them a lamb;   my son William daur - a lamb.
Overseers: my friends and neighbors George PALMR and Francis GORWEY of Suckley.
Witnesses: George PALMR,   Francis GORWEY,   Wm FIFILD.
Proved 14 Sep 1637 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91653.

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1638

BUCKENHILL
ELTON
GROMAGE
HOPE
JUCKES
OSBOURNE
VAUGHN
HOPE, Anne - of Ledbury, widow, 23 Sep 1637.
"Body to be buried Ledbury";   my son Edward ELTON;   my daur in law Joane ELTON (my son Edwards wife);   grandchildren John ELTON, Joane ELTON and Ales ELTON;   grandchildren Anne BUCKENHILL, Ales BUCKENHILL and Margret BUCKENHILL;   my cosine Elizabeth BUCKENHILL;   my grandchild Thomas BUCKENHILL,   Peter ELTON and John BUCKENHILL;   my son William ELTON;   Anne GROMAGE;   Elizabeth GROMAGE;   John son of John OSBOURNE of Paynswick Gloucs;   my daur Margery BUCKENHILL.
Witnesses: Margery VAUGHN,   Ales BUCKENHILL,   Tho. BUCKENHILL,   Fra: JUCKES.
Proved 1638 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91652.

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1638

ABELL
COULEMAN
EVANS
HEPKIN
KINLEY
KINNERSLEY
MERRICKE
PHILLIPPS
SHALL
STEAD
STEADE
WHITE
WOOTTEN
YEVE
HEPKIN, John - of Pembridge, yeoman, 20 Apr 1637.
to Elinor* my now wife, money & my dwelling house in Pembridge bought of Thomas COULEMAN & land in Pembridge bought of George YEVE, then to my grandchild William SHALL;   to Harry STEAD my grandchild a brass pot I had from my 2nd wife to keep him while prentice & a bed bought from Jane MERRICKE & house etc in Pembridge bought of Richard PHILLIPPS, but in default of issue to my grandchild Thomas STEADE, in default of issue to my grandchild John SHALL, in default of issue to my grandchild James SHALL, in default of issue to my grandchild William SHALL;   to my daughter Issabell STEAD my house in Pembridge bought of John KINNERSLEY & land in Weobley by the Windmillfield & an orchard in Weobley by Sake Lane for life then to my grandchild Thomas STEAD but in default of issue to my grandchild Philip STEADE or in default of issue to my grandchild Harry STEADE;   to my daughter Elizabeth SHALL widow £20;   to my grandchild Harry STEAD £100 when 21;   to my grandchild Thomas STEADE £10 when 21, or if not to be divided between my grandchildren: Philip STEAD, Harry STEAD, Johan STEADE when 21;   to my grandchildren William SHALL, John SHALL, James SHALL, Jane SHALL & Elinor SHALL.
Debtors: John WOOTTEN &   Richard WHITE &   Richard KINLEY.
Overseer: Francis ABELL of Weobley my friend.
Witnesses: Evan EVANS &   Francis ABELL.
Proved (PCC) 10 Feb 1637/8 by Elinor his relict. TNA Ref: PROB 11/176 f21.

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1640

BARBER
CHILD
CLARKE
COOKE
HILL
HILL, Edward - of Kinsham, 2 Mar 1639/40.
to be buried Kinsham church;   to Edward my son 5 marks to place him in a trade at consent of my son Richard & William CLARKE & James CHILD;   to Jane my daughter;   rest to my now wife Elizabeth*;   to Amy my daughter.
Witnesses: William CLARKE junior &   Roger BARBER &   Edmund COOKE.
Proved at Hereford 18 Jun 1640.

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1644

ADAMS
AGUS
ANSTONE
BRINSMEAD
CUTTS
HILL
JAMES
JEFFREYS
LLOYD
MASON
MOOREHOUSE
PANTHORN
POWELL
TEAGE
TRAVERS
WALLIS
WEAVER
WILDBORE
HILL, Thomas - of St Andrew Holborn, citizen and merchantaylor of London.
late brother James HILL of Brinsop co Hereford & his children Thomas & John & daughter married to Richard TEAGE;   late brothers Richard HILL of Brinsop & Roger HILL of city of Hereford;   sisters Elizabeth wife of Stephen JAMES of Herton co Hereford & Margaret wife of John WEAVER of Wormsley co Hereford;   Mr Francis CUTTS;   cousin Mary wife of Thomas WALLIS of Old Bailey, tallowchandler;   Mrs Elizabeth ANSTONE, Mrs LLOYD & Mr Robert WILDBORE of Grays Inn;   land in Old Buckenham, New Buckenham, Tiddenham & Wilby, Norfolk to son Thomas HILL in Barbados.
Executors: Mr William ADAMS of Fleet St &   Mr Isaac POWELL of Strand.
Overseers: Mr Elizeus AGUS of Calton, Norfolk & Mr John JEFFREYS of Chancery Lane.
Witnesses: George BRINSMEAD,   Stephen MOOREHOUSE,   Ferdinando PANTHORN,   Henry TRAVERS,   John MASON.
Proved 1644, Archdeaconry Court of London.

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1645

AYNFURRTH
BACHLER
BAUGH
BECHLER
DAW
FIELD
GREENE
HOPE
JONES
MAYO
NIRTUN
READ
RICHARDS
YOUNGE
HOPE, William - of Pernsham, St. Andrews, Pershore, 13 Nov 1644.
wife Elizabeth;   my cozen Willm MAYO son of John MAYO of Ridford, Gloucs;   the 3 daurs of my kinsman John MAYO;   my kinsman Richard HOPE of Parshore;   my kinswoman Elizabeth READ of Tewkesbury;   my sister Alice DAW of parish of Newon (her husband Snead DAW);   my kinsman Thomas BAUGH of Parshore and his sister Elizabeth BAUGH and their father Thomas BAUGH of Pershore;   my kinsman Charles YOUNGE;   my kinsman Willm HOPE shoemaker son of Richard HOPE of Colwell;   my kinsman Edward JONES son of Edward JONES;   Anne GREENE of Newin;   my son in law Thomas AYNFURRTHs children: John, Mary, Susan & Hester;   my sister in law Mary NIRTUN;   my godson Willm BECHLER son of Thomas BACHLER clerk;   my kinsman Richard HOPE of Parshore.
Witnesses: -- RICHARDS,   Saml FIELD.
Proved 16 Apr 1645 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98070 #35.

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1649

HOWORTH
JENKINS
LANDON
MYLE
PARRY
PENOYER
TYLER
WHITBY
HOWORTH, Epiphan - of the Whitehouse i/t/p of Vowchurch co Hereford, Esquire, 7 Oct 1643. (in the year of my age 77)
to my daughters Blaunch and Frances - my farm of Dollard[1] now in the possession of William JENKINS with all the lands thereto (being well worth £30 p.a.) for ever unless my son Humfrey (or any of my other sons as shall happen to be owner of the Whitehouse shall happen to pay to my two said daughters within the space of [blank] years the sum of 800 marks in which case I give the farm to whichever son has satisfied this condition.
to my son Hannibal my 2 messuages in Turnasone in the possession of William WHITBY and Phillipp TYLER with the lands thereto for life and the rents (£4 p.a.) from my field .... Lease also the rents on all the lands in the possession of Water MYLE[2] with the tenements and lands in the possession of Mauld LANDON for life.
to my daughter Dorothy (the wife of James PENOYER) - all my lands which I delivered to him and are now in his possession in the parish of Turnaston to her and her heirs forever and 100 marks (the remainder of her portion) according to the performance of certain promises made by him to me [? the terms of a Marriage Settlement] provided that my son Humfrey shall pay the a/m sums to my daughters Blaunche, Frances and Dorothy.
I give my mansion house in the parishes of Turnastone, Vowchurch and St Margarets [ie the Whitehouse] to my son Humfrey HOWORTH as long as he pays to my son Neptune HOWORTH the yearly sum of £10 in equal payments at the [Feast of] the Annunciation and Michaelmas.
If Humfrey has no heir, then all his properties to Neptune and if Neptune has no heir then to my grandchild Humfrey HOWORTH and if he has none then whichever of my heirs male can pay the above mentioned legacies shall also have the lands including the Whitehouse.
Executors: (son) Humfrey and daughters Blaunch and Frances.   No witnesses.
Proved London PCC by the Exors 28 Apr 1649.
Notes: [1] Now (2005) known as Dolward in the parish of Turnastone.
[2] Probably Walter Miles apHarry o/w PARRY.
[3] See 'The Visitation of Herefordshire 1634' for details of the Testator's parentage and descendants.

 

1656

BRODFORD
HOPE
PRIDE
SMITH
STOLKES
WALL
HOPE, John - the elder of Dymocke, yeoman, 1 Jul 1654.
daur Margerie - 160£;   daur Jane now wife of Thomas SMITH - 10£ and my grandchildren John, Richard, Thomas, William, Elizabeth, & Anne SMITH;   daur Anne wife of John BRODFORD;   2 grandchildren John and William HOPE;   son John HOPE;   my wife;   my friend Thomas WALL of Linteridge in Dymocke.
Witnesses: Thos WALL,   Chars STOLKES,   Edward PRIDE.
Proved 5 Dec 1656 Gloucs; Ref FHL#92224 Folio 444.

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1657

HALL
HILL
MUTLOW
MUTLOWE
TENOX
HALL, William - of Mathon, 2 Jan 1656.
my youngest daur Anne HALL - 20£;   Thos. MUTLOW son of my son in law Thomas MUTLOWE - 5s.;   William MUTLOW son of my son in law Thomas MUTLOWE - 5s.;   my wife Anne.
Witnesses: John TENOX,   Leonard HILL,   Wm HALL.
Proved 27 Jul 1657 - PCC; Ref FHL#92230 PCC/Folio 284.

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1661

COOKE
HAWFIELD
WOOD
HAWFIELD, Thomas - of Ledbury, 26 Jan 1658.
To Richard WOOD of Bosbury;   Edward COOKE.
Proved 1661.

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1664

BERROW
BYNCKS
GWATKIN
GYNNY
HIGGS
PROSSER
PRYGG
WILLYM
HIGGS, William - of Little Birch, Clerk, 1662.
Beneficiaries: to son William HIGGS, a messuage, garden, orchard, meadows and pastures in Little Byrch, heretofore purchased of one William GYNNY (?), and all lands tenements purchased of Richard GWATKIN, Thomas GWATKIN, John GWATKIN, Hugh GWATKIN and also of James GWATKIN deceased, in Little Birch;   to son John HIGGS, £100 when aged 21 (to be paid by his brother William out of the estate);   to daughter Elizabeth BERROW, 20s.;   to grandchildren William & Mary WILLYM, 10s each;   to Thomas BYNCKS (the younger) of Merrifould, 10s.;   to neighbour John GWATKIN, 10s.;   to servant Elizabeth PRYGG, 10s (if she still be living with me at the time of my decease);   to servant Thomas PROSSER, 5s.;   to the poor of Little Birch, 20s.;   to son William HIGGS.
Executor: son William HIGGS, he also to have residue of estate.
NB: attached to the will is an inventory for the estate of William HIGGS,total worth of house, farm and livestock = £103.15s.10d.
Probate granted 1664 at Hereford.

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1664

ASHLEY
CARPENDER
DYER
HUNT
LEWIS
MOORE
PHELPS
SMITH
HUNT, John - of Highland, gent., 14 Apr 1663.
lands in Worcestershire, Warwickshire & Herefordshire to my son John HUNT & my wife Anne;   land in Kinsham bought from Thomas DYER, John DYER, John SMITH, William PHELPS & John PHELPS;   messuage called Highland bought from William CARPENDER, Christopher LEWIS & Mary MOORE.
Witness: James ASHLEY.
Proved (PCC) 11 Mar 1663/4. TNA Ref: PROB 11/314 f39.

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1664

FIELFIELD
FIFIELD
HERBERT
HERBERT, William - of Cradley, yeoman, 28 Feb 1663/4. (?N)
to Ellinor HERBERT my eldest daughter £20;   to Anne HERBERT my youngest daughter £20;   to John HERBERT my brother £20;   to my sisters Elinor & Elizabeth £4 each;   to ringers 13s.4d.;   2d. to poor attending funeral;   rest to Ellinor* his wife.
Witnesses: William FIFIELD &   Anne FIELFIELD his wife.
Proved (PCC) 31 Mar 1664 by his relict. TNA Ref: PROB 11/314 f39.

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1665

HOPLEY
PROBERT
WALWYN
YEAMANS
HOPLEY, Thomas - of Sutton St. Nicholas, tayler, 30 Jan 1665.
my daur Jane HOPLEY;   my son James HOPLEY;   my son Paul HOPLEY (who is now in Jamaica or elsewhere beyond the seas);   my daur Evodias HOPLEY;   my son Michah HOPLEY;   my wife Elizabeth HOPLEY.
Overseer: my brother Ralph HOPLEY.
Witnesses: Thos HOPLEY,   Wm YEAMANS,   Rees PROBERT,   John WALWYN.
Proved 15 Feb 1665 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1666

COLLY
GRIFFITHS
HULLETT
KIRKE
NOURSE
SCANDRETT
HULLETT, John - of Kings Caple, Yeoman, 4 Mar 1664.
Beneficiaries: to wife Alice (described as "wife that now is"), Moiety on ½ of all lands during her lifetime, 2 kine called 'gentle' and 'nutty', 30 sheepe, best bedstead in the house with furniture belonging;   to eldest son Thomas HULLETT, all free and leasehold lands in Kings Caple other than those held by wife & ½ of all goods and chattels;   to youngest son John HULLETT, ½ of all goods and chattels after decease of wife Alice;   to eldest daughter Alice, £5;   to her son Henry £3 when aged 16;   to her daughter Sarah 40s when aged 16;   to 2nd daughter Margaret £10;   to daughter Catherine £5;   to her son Gilbert £3 when 16;   to her daughter Joyce 40s when 16;   to daughter Mary £10;   to youngest daughter Joane £10.
Executors: sons Thomas HULLETT & John HULLETT.
Witnesses: Thomas COLLY,   Edward SCANDRETT,   ------ NOURSE.
Invoice of belongings: compiled for probate: wearing apparel £3;   5 bullocks £20;   6 milk kine £20;   4 young cattle £4;   4 calves £1-6s-8d;   1 horse £2;   40 sheepe £5;   16 swine £4;   19 acres of corne £14;   2 waines & husbandry implements £5;   cider & casks £10;   brasse and pewter £5;   beds & bedding £6;   household possessions £35;   table boards;   chairs etc £2;   total £106-6s-8d.
Compiled by: Thomas GRIFFITHS,   William NOURSE,   Richard KIRKE.
Probate granted 1666 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1666

CROWDER
HILL
PITT
HILL, William - of Colwal, 20 Mar 1650.
my eldest son William HILL;   my son Peeter HILL;   my 4 children Ann HILL, Elizabeth HILL, John HILL and Peeter HILL;  
Overseers: friends Francis PITT and Thomas son of Francis - 4s.
Witnesses: Catherine PITT,   Elizabeth CROWDER.
Proved 22 Mar 1666 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1666

?HAMKORNE
?HANCORN
?TRACY
BEVAN
FRANCIS
HIGGINS
LLOYD
PARRY
POWELL
SMITH
WALLWINNE
WELLINGTON
WESTON
WILLIAMS
HIGGINS, Thomas - of Bach i/t/p Dorstone, gent., 24 Jan 1665. (when sick in body)
to be buried in Dorstone churchyard.
Sole Executrix: wife Anne who is to have my house in Dorstone bought from Thomas BEVAN and Eleanor his wife as well as 11 acres bought from Samuel ?TRACY Esq and the messuage called 'the Grannige' (all these properties lying in Dorstone and Clifford) for life and then to: my nephew Symon HIGGINS (son of my brother Robert HIGGINS)
to my brother Robert HIGGINS - the tenement where James POWELL lived recently and which I bought from Roger WESTON, Philip POWELL and Matthew POWELL (in Dorstone) - for life and then to Symon HIGGINS, Robert maintaining Symon at school;   my reputed daughter Margaret HIGGINS (who is living with me);   John, Elizabeth and Elenor ?HANCORN [?HAMKORNE] (the children of my sister Elinor);   money for the making of a causey [causeway] in the highway leading from Bach to Arthurston [?Arthur's Stone in Dorstone] Mowntayne [Mountain].
Witnesses: Walter WILLIAMS,   Margaret WALLWINNE [Walwyn],   Thomas SMITH,   and John WELLINGTON
Proved PCC London 11 May 1666 by Anne the Relict.
Notes: Thomas HIGGINS was probably the son of Robert HIGGINS, gent and his wife Jane, daughter of Valentine PARRY of Ewyas Harold, gent. After his death, his widow Anne may have married Edward LLOYD in June 1667 at Dorstone. Thomas' brother Robert HIGGINS was buried 25 Aug 1685 at Dorstone leaving a son Symon (who was buried there 11 Aug 1727). Symon married Blanche FRANCIS on 1 May 1680 at Abbeydore.

 

1666

BEVAN
HANCKORNE
HARRY
HIGGINS
POWELL
SMYTH
TRACY
WELLINGTON
WESTON
WILLIAMS
HIGGINS, Thomas - of Bach, Dorstone, gent., 24 Jan 1665/6. (#)
to be buried Dorston churchyard;   to my wife Anne* messuage where I live & land bought from Thomas BEVAN & Ellenor his wife & acres bought from Samuel TRACY esquire & The Graunge etc in Dorstone, Clifford alias Lanvawe y Brynn, & then to Symon HIGGINS my nephew son of my brother Robert HIGGINS to keep him at school;   to Robert HIGGINS land where James POWELL lives & lands bought from Roger WESTON, Philip POWELL & Mathew POWELL in Dorstone;   to John HANCKORNE, Elizabeth HANCKORNE & Elinor HANCKORNE son & daughters of my sister Elenor HANCKORNE £100 in mortgage on Evan HARRY's lands.
Witnesses: Walter WILLIAMS &   Margaret WILLIAMS &   Thomas SMYTH &   John WELLINGTON.
Proved (PCC) 11 May 1666 by Anne HIGGINS the relict.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/320 f59.

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1666

HAYLINGS
HAYLINS
SCULL
HAYLINS, Thomas - of Much Cowarne, 4 Aug 1666.
The mortgage of Childermouse to pay my daurs portions: daur Elizabeth (5-and-20);   daur Alice (5-and-20);   to my son Thomas - 20£ at age 21;   son Richard - 20s.;   wife Alice HAYLINS.
Witnesses: Fran: ..., Barnaby SCULL,   John HAYLINGS.
Proved 14 Sep 1666 - HCC; Ref FHL#91688.
NB: my 8th great grandfather - sjk

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1668

HOPE
NEWTON
HOPE, William - of Boddenham, 16 Nov 1666.
2nd son John HOPE;   my eldest son William HOPE;   3rd son Richard HOPE;   4th son Joseph HOPE;   my eldest daur Elizabeth HOPE;   2nd daur Joan HOPE;   my wife Joan HOPE.
Witnesses: Hum. NEWTON Sr,   Hum NEWTON.
Proved 30 Jul 1668 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1668

BARKLEY
HALL
HALLE
PITT
TOMKINS
HALLE, Richard - of Colwal, labourer, 2 Nov 1662.
my nowe wife Joane;   my son John.
Overseers: Morrice BARKLEY and Robert HALLE.
Witnesses: Elisabeth HALL,   John PITT,   Richard TOMKINS.
Proved 6 Aug 1668 - HCC.

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1668

HOMES
KAY
MAYFIELD
SLAUGHTER
SOMMERS
HOMES, Richard - the elder of Bishops Frome, 9 Nov 1665.
son Richard HOMES, 3 daurs Susan, Ales, and Jane - 100£ ea;   grandchild Richard HOMES, grandchild Elizabeth HOMES;   grandchild Joan MAYFIELD, daur Joan MAYFIELD;   4 grandchildren Richard, Jane, Abigale and Ales MAYFIELD;   grandchild John MAYFIELD;   daur in law Ales HOMES;   cozin Richard HOMES;   wife Jane HOMES.
Witnesses: Bellingham SLAUGHTER,   William KAY,   William SOMMERS.
Proved 18 Sep 1668 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.
NB: my 9th great grandfather - sjk

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1668

BAYLYE
CHEATLE
COX
HALL
HOSKYNS
WILSON
HALL, Francis - the elder of Ledbury, clothier, 27 Jul 1668.
to poor of Ledbury £20;   to my grandchild Francis HALL son of my son John HALL £350 when 21, he is to be apprentice, & to him half of Grange farm at Wormslow;   to my daughter in law Elizabeth HALL wife of John HALL other half;   to my son Francis HALL the Lower Kings Head in possession of Samuel WILSON & lands in the 'barrow or forren' of Ledbury;   to his children £200;   to my daughter in law Constance HALL wife of Francis HALL;   to the children of my son in law Richard COX £100;   to children of my son in law William CHEATLE £200;   to my daughter Sarah CHEATLE;   to my son Joseph HALL £300 & to his wife £20 & to his children £100;   to my 3 grandchildren: Constance HALL, Sarah COX & Sara CHEATLE;   to my cousin Charles HOSKYNS 1s.;   rest to Francis* & Joseph*.
Witnesses: Jas BAYLYE &   Cha: HOSKYNS.
Proved at Hereford 23 Oct 1668.

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1669

DURRAUNE
DYRRAN
DYRRAUNE
DYRRAUNT
HILL
MELLICHAP
VAUGHAN
HILL, Richard - of Stepleton, yeoman, 10 Jun 1667. (sick & weak in body)
… of oxen etc in hands of my brother in law Roger DYRRAUNE of Kinsham - a yoke to him (and) to his daughter Jane DYRRAUNT - a cow;   to his daughter Margaret DYRRAUNE - a cow etc;   to my sister in law Mary HILL of Presteigne, widow - an iron pot;   to her son Peter HILL - £1;   to her daughter Mary HILL spinster - £2;   to her daughter Katherine HILL spinster - £1;   to her daughter Anne HILL spinster - £1 now in hands of my brother Edward HILL of Stepleton, & beds etc after her grandmother's decease;   to Edward HILL the younger son of my brother Edward HILL - a cow;   to Margaret HILL junior daughter to the said Edward HILL - a cow;   to Roger DURRAUNE - a mare;   to my brother Edward HILL* of Stepleton - a mare.   Richard (X) HILL.
Witnesses: Thomas (X) VAUGHAN,   Margaret (X) HILL,   Mary (X) DYRRAN,   Fra: MELLICHAP.
Proved Hereford 23 Apr 1669 by Edward HILL brother & executor.

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1669

HILL
HILL, Mary - of Willey, widow, 23 Apr 1669. (Ad)
Administration of the Goods of Mary HILL of Willey widow granted to John HILL of Presteigne, yeoman, her nephew, on 23 Apr 1669.

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1670

BAKER
BAUGH
HAYLINGS
MINTON
SMITH
TURNERS
HAYLINGS, Alice - of Much Cowhorn, spinster, 7 May 1670. (N)
her mother Alice HAYLINGS widow - 7£;   her brother John HAYLINGS;   her brother Richard HAYLINGS - 5£;   her brother Thomas HAYLINGS - 5£;   her sister Elizabeth wife of Charles BAUGH - 20s.;   her sister Srah TURNERS 2 children - 20s. ea. In presence of: Fra: MINTON.
Witnesses: John SMITH,   Ursula BAKER.
Proved 10 May 1670 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.
NB: my 7th great grand aunt - sjk

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1670

BERKLEY
BRIGHT
BROOKE
CHANTRELL
DANYELL
DUNHOPP
HAYLEINGS
HAYLINGS
HOMME
HOULDER
LANE
OLIVER
PITT
HAYLEINGS, Anne - of Colwal, widow, 7 Sep 1646 [22 Chas]
my cozen Sarah CHANTRELL - 5£ when age 21;   my late husbands daur Anne HAYLEINGS;   my sister Ales DUNHOPP;   Susana BROOKE - 3£;   my godaur Dorothy BROOKE;   Francis BROOKE of Coddington and Elizabeth BROOKE his wife - my wedding ring;   my late husbands daur Elizabeth OLIVER;   John OLIVER husband to Elizabeth;   my late husbands daur Martha HOMME;   my late husband daur Susana HAYLINGS - 2s.6d.;   Mrs. Honoria BRIGHT;   Joan PITT daur of Thomas PITT of Greetend - 20s.;   my godson John PITT son of Thomas PITT;   Thomas PITT their father and Catherine PITT his wife;   Mrs. Elizabeth LANE;   my sister in law Priscilla CHANTRELL;   Mary daur of John OLIVER;   my friend Maurice BERKLEY, gent.
Witnesses: Joane HOULDER,   Jo: DANYELL.
Proved 26 Sep 1670 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.
NB: 2nd wife to 8th great grand uncle - sjk

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1672

BUFTON
GREENE
HODNETT
HUGHES
PRITCHETT
RAYNOLDS
REYNOLDS
SILCOX
WALKER
WARD
WARDE
WARMINGTON
WORMINGTON
HUGHES, Thomas - of Hanly William (Act book says Witchenford), 10 Aug 1669.
my sister Mary HUGHES - 10£ - if she die first then to the children of William HUGHES;   Humfrey BUFTON eldest son of Richard BUFTON;   sister Beatrice BUFTON wife of Richard BUFTON;   their children Hannah BUFTON and William BUFTON;   my sister Joyce HODNETT;   Edward SILCOX son of John SILCOX of Hanly William deceased;   cozen John HUGHES;   Thos HUGHES son to the said John HUGHES and 2 other children of the said John HUGHES;   my cozen Thomas HUGHES of Upper Sapey and his son Thomas and his daur Mary HUGHES;   Mary WALKER daur to John WALKER of Eastham and his son John WALKER;   William, Thomas, John, Henry, Robert, & Elizabeth: the 6 children of Thomas WARMINGTON of Wichenford - 10 shillings apiece;   Auderey WARMINGTON (after my wife's decease) - 20£;   Thomas WALKER brother to Edmond WALKER of Eastham;   Humfrey HODNETT jr - 10s.;   Francis WARD and Margerie REYNOLDS - 12d. apiece;   my wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Francis WARDE,   Margery RAYNOLDS,   Humfrey HODNETT Jr.
Inventory by: John PRITCHETT,   Thomas GREENE,   Thomas WORMINGTON, 21 Dec 1671.
Proved 21 Sep 1672 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98105.

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1672

BUFTON
GREENE
HODNETT
HUGHES
PRITCHETT
SILCOX
WALKER
WORMINGTON
HUGHES, Thomas - of Wichenford, Hanly William, 30 Aug 1669.
my sister Mary HUGHES - 10£;   Humphrey BUFTON eldest son of Richard BUFTON - 10£;   my sister Beatrice BUFTON wife of Richard BUFTON and to Hannah BUFTON and William children of Richad and Beatrice BUFTON;   my sister Joyce HODNETT;   Edward SILCOX son of John SILCOX of Hnly Williams;   my cozen John HUGHES;   Thos HUGHES son of said John HUGHES;   cozen Thomas HUGHES of Upper Sapie and son Thomas;   Mary daur of John WALKER of Eastham and son John WALKER;   to William WORMINGTON and to Thomas and John and Henry and Robert and Elizabeth (6 children of Thomas WORMINGTON of Wichenbford);   to Auderey WORMINGTON after my wife's decease;   and to Thomas WALKER brother to Edmond WALKER of Eastham;   my wife Elizabeth.
Inventory by: John PRITCHETT,   Thomas GREENE,   Thomas WORMINGTON.
Proved 21 Sep 1672 - Worcs.

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1673

BROWNE
CHAPMAN
EVANS
HILL
MATHOSE
SHEPARD
VENMORE
WATKINS
HILL, Elizabeth - of Easthampton in the parish of Shobdon, widow, 5 May 1671. (sick in body)
to John CHAPMAN (my grandson) - a coffer etc;   to Susan CHAPMAN (my granddaughter) - a chest etc;   to Darothy MATHOSE - 1s;   to Margaret VENMORE - 2s.;   the £20 which my brother David EVANS left me should be bestwoed as a house and land for my daughter's use for life and then to her 2 children - John BROWNE the elder & Thomas BROWNE his son are to see to this;   rest of goods to my said daughter* [in fiat named as Anna WATKINS - Ed] Elizabeth (X) HILL.
Witnesses: John BROWNE,   Thomas BROWNE,   William SHEPARD.
Codicil: my grandson John CHAPMAN to enjoy the house & land paying his sister Susanna CHAPMAN at her mother's decease £5.
Proved Hereford 26 Aug 1673 by Anna WATKINS daugher of the deceased and  executrix named.

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1673

HATTON
SLANEY
WOOD
HATTON als SLANEY, Elizabeth - of St. Helens, Worcester. (Ad)
Bond by Thomas HATTON of St. Helens Worcs, clothier and Joseph WOOD of same, butcher.
Admon 13 Dec 1673 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98109.

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1674

CLARK
HIGGES
HIGGS
HIGGES, William - of Little Birch, Yeoman.
Beneficiaries: to daughter Elizabeth HIGGS, £30 when aged 21 (if she dies before - same to son John);   to daughter Mary HIGGES, £100, presently in the hands of testator's father-in-law William CLARK;   Residue of estate to wife Elizabeth.
Probate granted 1674 at Hereford.

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1674

HILL
HOSKINS
MASON
POWER
STORR
HOSKINS, James - of Willey, 29 Oct 1670 [22 Chas II]
to Walter POWER my brother in law;   to my sister Catherine;   to my sister in law Elizabeth HOSKINS;   to my sister Joane HILL;   to my cousin Elizabeth HOSKINS;   to my cousin Anne HOSKINS;   to my cousin William HILL;   to my cousin James HILL;   to James HILL son of my son William HILL;   to my cousin Elinor STORR;   to Elizabeth HOSKINS daughter of Walter HOSKINS;   to the poor of Byton;   Richard HOSKINS junior*.
Witnesses: Richard HOSKINS senior &   Francis MASON.
Proved at Hereford 6 Feb 1673/4.

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1674

GWILLYM
HILL
HOSKINS
HOSKYNS
SAYSE
HILL, Walter - of Biddleston, Llangarren, Gent, 7 Apr 1674.
Beneficiaries: to wife Elizabeth, all lands not otherwise dealt with in this will, lying in Llangarren, Hentland, Sellack, Pitstow or Bridstow or Alswyhe, to manage for the maintenance of their younger daughters and for raising suitable portions when they marry (and) on death of wife Elizabeth, eldest son Guy HILL charged with the same;   to wife Elizabeth all messuages, lands, goods and personal estate for the term of her natural life, then same to eldest son Guy HILL;   to poor of Llangarren, 40s;   to every servant, 40s;   10s. a piece to buy a remembrance ring for all 4 son-in-laws, their 4 wives, the two remaining unmarried daughters, brother-in-law William GWILLYM of Langstone, gent, and cousin John HOSKINS of Bernithan, gent;   to son Guy HILL, 20s for him to buy a ring.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth.
Overseers: brother-in-law William GWILLYM of Langstone, gent, and cousin John HOSKINS of Bernithan, gent.
Witnesses: Will GWILLYM,   John HOSKYNS.
Codicil: dated 2 Jun 1676. One of the unmarried daughters, an Elizabeth, has since married to John SAYSE, gent, and has received £300 as her marriage portion, so she is no longer entitled to a share of the lands/fund set by for that purpose.
Witnesses: Will GWILLYM, John HOSKYNS, Will GWILLYM jun.
Probate granted 1674.

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1674

CLARKE
DAVIES
GODWYN
GOUGH
HIGGINS
HILL
HOWELLS
HILL, John - of Stepleton, gent, 11 May 1674. (sick in body)
my house & land in Willey which came from my grandmother Mary HILL late of Willey to my father Peter HILL & to my mother his wife & I now give to my 2 sisters, Elinor wife of Morrice DAVIES & Elizabeth wife of Edward CLARKE and their heirs for ever;   all my other lands in Willey to my said father Peter HILL* & my said mother for life then to my said sisters;   to my uncle Francis HILL - £10;   to my cousin Richard HILL - £10;   the rest of my personal estate to my father. John (X) HILL;  
Witnesses: Elizabeth HOWELLS,   Walter (X) HIGGINS,   Tho: GODWYN junior,   Phil: GOUGH.
Proved Leominster 12 Jun 1674 by Peter HILL.
Note: Administration of the goods of Elinor DAVIES was granted at Hereford on 10 Jan 1699/1700 to Jeremiah DAVIES her son in respect of her legacy in this Will.

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1675

ADAMS
HOPLEY
PEMBER
WOTTON
HOPLEY, Richard - of Sarnesfield, gent. (Ad)
Thomas HOPLEY of Sutton St Nicholas (the cousin germaine and next of kin), and Thomas WOTTON of Marden.
Richard HOPLEY died at Norton.
Inventory by: Ron.. ADAMS,   Gregory PEMBER, 9 Jul 1675.
Admon 6 Aug 1675 - HCC; Ref FHL#91688.

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1677

HELE
HILL
HILL, James - of Nether Kinsham i/t/p Presteigne, 24 May 1677. (sick in body)
to my son James - £25;   to my daughter Martha - £20;   to my son Edward - £20;   to (unborn) child - £15;   all to be paid after my death when my now wife Jane marries another - otherwise when they reach 21;   rest of goods to my wife Jane*.
Witnesses: William HILL,   Warwick HELE.
Proved Hereford 15 Jun 1677.

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1677

COOLE
HILL
MINTON
MYNTON
PRICE
SHOTTON
STILLING
HILL, Margret - of Staunton on Wye, widow, 17 Jun 1676. (weak in body)
to Thomas Love SHOTTON of Mansell Gamage - 40s.;   to Charity MINTON (my granddaughter) - 40s. in the hands of Thomas Love SHOTTON;   to Mr STILLING's 2 children John & Easter - 2 ewes;   to my daughter Sibble MYNTON* - the rest of my goods.   Margaret (X) HILL.
Witnesses: Thomas (X) COOLE,   John PRICE.
Proved Hereford 26 Oct 1677.

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1678

FREEMAN
HOPLEY
HOPLEY, John - of Sarnesfield, 12 Feb 1676.
messuage called Byddleway in Sarnesfield;   my wife Anne;   all my children;   my son Richard HOPLEY - the best share as he has been of most assistance to me.
Witnesses: Troth FREEMAN, Fr: FREEMAN.
Proved 9 Jan 1677/8; Ref FHL#91590.

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1679

BRAYNE
HOMES
MORRIS
SLAUGHTER
WOOD
HOMES, Jane - of Haymonds Frome, Bishops Frome, widow. (Ad)
To Richard HOMES (the son),   William MORRIS of Frome Castle,   Thomas BRAYNE of same.
Inventory by: Edward SLAUGHTER and Tho: WOOD, 27 Mar 1679.
Admon 19 Apr 1679 - HCC.
NB: my 9th great grandmother - sjk

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1679

DANGERFIELD
GILDINGE
HERBERT
HILL
MAYFIELD
PILLIER
TOMLINS
HILL, John - of Colwall, yeoman, 26 Apr 1679.
my eldest daur Mary - 30£;   Thoms MAYFIELD - 20£;   John MAYFIELD the yr - 10£;   Elizabeth MAYFIELD - 5£;   Joane MAYFIELD - 5£;   Francis MAYFIELD - 5£;   John TOMLINS - 20£ [all except the amount to John TOMLINS to be paid to John MAYFIELD for the use of his wife and children]
Approved by: Thomas DANGERFIELD of Brockhill, Thos DANGERFIELD of Mathon;   John GILDINGE of Barton Colwall.
my daur Joane and her sons John and William TOMLINS;   my daur Elizabeth HILL.
Witnesses: Margery HERBERT,   John GILDINGE,   John PILLIER?.
Proved 6 Jun 1679 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1681

HINKESMAN
KERWARD
PARKER
WRIGHT
YEONARD
YOUNGE
HINKESMAN, William - of Bishop Stanford, 1678.
my grandchild Thomas PARKER;   my grandchild Elizabeth PARKER;   William PARKER;   Hannah PARKER;   Benjamin PARKER;   my son John HINKESMAN;   Martha YEONARD;   Elizabeth YOUNGE;  
Overseers: John KERWARD and Thomas WRIGHT.
Proved 26 May 1681 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1681

CORNEWALL
HILL
OWEN
PEARCE
HILL, Richard - of Little Cowarne, 23 Jul 1681.
wife Elizabeth HILL.
Witnesses: Ric CORNEWALL,   Ed. OWEN,   Cha. PEARCE.
Proved 30 Jun 1681 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1682

COOKE
DAVIES
HARES
HILL
HUNT
POWELL
VAUGHAN
HILL, Edward - the elder of Stepleton, yeoman, 6 Jun 1682. (sick in body)
to my wife for life - my lands which were mine in the lifetime of my late mother & brother Richard deceased & my part of the dwelling house, etc;   to my daughter Margaret HUNT - £21, a cow etc;   to her son Edward - 20s.;   the rest to Edward* (my son)   Edward (X) HILL.
Witnesses: Edm: COOKE,   Thomas (X) DAVIES,   George ? HARES.
Appraisers of Inventory: John VAUGHAN & Walter POWELL, 22 Aug 1682.
Proved Hereford 23 Aug 1682 by Edward HILL son of the testator.

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1682

ALLERT
HILL
SCULL
HILL, Henry - of Little Cowarne, 6 Sep 1682.
Tenement in Felton called Buswall year after decease of John HILL the elder be sold by John SCULL and William;   my 5 daurs;   my wife Mary;   my son and heir Henry HILL.
Witnesses: Henry ALLERT cler,   Rd HILL,   Wm HILL,   Wm SCULL.
Proved 9 Oct 1682 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1683

EYTON
HOMES
ROGERS
HOMES, Peter - of Lydbury North, Salop, 9 Mar 1682/3.
my son John HOMES - 3£ and his 7 children - 7£ 20s. ea;   Martha HOMES - 20s.;   my 2 daurs Mary & Elizabeth HOMES.
Witnesses: J. ROGERS,   And. EYTON.
Proved 22 May 1683 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1683

BAYLIES
BAYLIS
HODGES
HOLL
HODGES, James - of Bartestree, Dormington, 11 May 1683.
my brother Tho: HODGES;   my son in law James BAYLIS.
Witnesses: Penelope BAYLIES,   Thomas HOLL.
Proved 23 May 1683 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1684

EVANS
GWILLYM
HILL
MERRICK
HILL, Elizabeth - of Llangarren, widow.
NB: this will is fragmented and fragile and parts are illegible.
Contents: testator refers to her only son, Guy HILL, and her 4 "daughters being all married";   a daughter Elizabeth;   a grandson (?) Walter;   5s each to her 2 maids and "her man" Mark.
Executor: son Guy HILL.
Witnesses: Will GWILLYM,   Bene MERRICK,   Benedicta HILL,   John EVANS.
Probate granted 1684.

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1684

GALLET
HILL
TAYLOR
WOODHOUSE
HILL, William - of Shobdon, yeoman, 19 Dec 1683. [weak in body]
to Emm (my wife) - sheep etc & rest of my goods.
Witnesses: John GALLET,   Walter TAYLOR,   ? sam: WOODHOUSE.
Proved Hereford 12 Feb 1683/4.

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1684

CLARK
CLARKE
DAVIS
GRONOUS
HILL
PYE
HILL, Peter - of Willey, 18 Apr 1684. (sick in body)
to my daughter Elinor - my great kettle for life and afterwards to her daughter Katherine DAVIS;   my brass pot etc to Elinor for life and afterwards to her daughter Anne DAVIS;   and to my daughter Elinor - sheets etc;   to my nephew Richard HILL of Presteigne - wood in Farmers Wood;   anything left to be divided between my sons in law Morrice DAVIS & Edward CLARK;   to my nephew Richard HILL's 2 daughters - 2 sheep;   rest to Edward CLARKE*.   Peter (X) HILL.
Witnesses: Richard HILL,   Walter (X) PYE,   Jon GRONOUS.
Proved Hereford 26 May 1684.

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1684

ABRAHALL
BLAKWAY
HILL
MILLARD
RAWLINGS
WHEELER
HILL, Anne - of Much Cowarne, widow, 11 Aug 1683.
my son William HILL;   Henry RAWLINGS;   Susanna HILL, Margery HILL of Bodenham and her 6 children;   Mary MILLARD.
Executors: William HILL &   Anne RAWLINGS.
Witnesses: Anne WHEELER,   Anthony ABRAHALL,   John BLAKWAY.
Proved 12 Jun 1684 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1687

BALLARD
HALES
HEMING
MILLS
SPOONER
HEMING, Richard - of Acton Beauchamp, 16 Feb 1686.
youngest son William after decease of my wife Ursula or at day of her marriage;   son Richard.
Witnesses: Ursula MILLS,   John SPOONER.
Inventory by: John BALLARD,   Thomas HALES,   Phillip BALLARD,   John SPOONER, 20 Feb 1686.
Proved 2 Apr 1687 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98158.

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1687

ANDREWES
COOKE
HILL
PHILIPS
RAVENHILL
HILL, William - of Tarrington, taylor, 2 Nov 1687.
2 daurs Anne and Mary;   lease of John PHILIPS, gent;   my son William;   my wife Mary.
Witnesses: Elizabeth COOKE,   Ann ANDREWES,   Tho: RAVENHILL.
Proved 14 Dec 1687 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1690

BALLARD
HALES
PENNELL
SPOONER
HALES, George - of Acton Beauchamp, tanner, 30 Jan 1689.
wife Ann.
Witnesses: John BALLARD,   Thomas HALES,   George PENNELL,   John SPOONER.
Inventory by: John BALLARD,   Thomas HALES,   George PENNELL, 18 Feb 1689.
Proved 8 Mar 1689/90 - Worcs.

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1690

BENNETT
BOWKER
HILL
PITT
SOWTH
HILL, Thomas - of Ullingswick, 30 May 1689.
my eldest daur Elizabeth HILL - 40£;   my youngest daur Anne HILL - 80£;   my wife Elizabeth HILL;   my dwelling house at Upper Towne, Ullingswick;   my dwelling house at Lower Towne where Wm BENNETT lived;   my loving brother in law John SOWTH of Stoke Lacy.
Witnesses: John SOWTH,   James BOWKER,   Ja: PITT.
Proved 5 Apr 1690; Ref FHL#91593.

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1690

BALLARD
HALES
HALL
PENNELL
HALL, Lancelot - of Suckley.
Margaret HALL of Suckley (the widow and rel);   John BALLARD of Suckley;   Egidium PENNELL of Suckley.
Inventory by: by John BALLARD,   Anthony HALES, 28 Mar 1690.
Admon 5 Apr 1690 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98767.

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1690

CLEARKE
COLLINS
EYSAM
GOOD
HAYLINGS
HAYLINS
KNIGHT
LAURENCE
LAWRENCE
LEWIS
SEABORNE
WILLIAMS
HAYLINS, Joane, 24 Mar 1689.
brother Thomas CLEARKE - 20£;   my co: George CLEARKE - 3£;   my cozen Joseph CLEARKE - 10£;   my cozen Mary HAYLINGS - 15£ to dispose of only to her relations;   my cozens Mary and Anne LAURENCE - 10£ each;   my cozen Elizabeth CLEARKE - 5£;   my cozen Thomas CLEARKE;   my cozen Thomas CLEARKE's children;   my godchildren Elizabeth LEWIS,   Thomas EYSAM,   William SEABORNE,   Anne LAWRENCE,   Joane HAYLINGS,   Richard KNIGHT - 3s/ea;   my cozen Richard LAWRENCE.
Witnesses: Humphrey GOOD,   Mary WILLIAMS,   Richard COLLINS.
Proved 20 Jun 1690 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.
NB: wife to my 7th great grand uncle - sjk

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1692

ASHBY
BEVAN
CORBETT
EATON
GEERES
HILL
HYDE
PEAT
PEATE
ROBBINS
WITHY
HYDE, Elizabeth - of Stoke Bliss, spinster, servant to Mr Luke ASHBY minister of Stoke Bliss, 15 Sep 1691. (N)
to her brother Thomas HYDE - £1 & to his sons £1 each;   to Catherine EATON - £8, a bed etc;   to Mrs Anne ROBBINS - a scarf;   to her sister Joyce HYDE - £9 & clothing;   to John HYDE the younger - £1;   to Elizabeth HYDE - 5s.;   to Elizabeth GEERES - 5s.;   to John WITHY - 5s.;   to Jane BEVAN - 10s.;   to Jane PEATE - 10s.;   rest of her goods to her brother John HYDE* to pay Elizabeth HILL 17s.
Witnesses: Jane (X) BEVAN,   Jane (X) PEAT,   John (X) CORBETT.
Proved 25 Jan 1691/2 Hereford by her brother John HYDE, the witnesses.
testifying

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1693

CHADBURNE
HALL
HODGES
JAY
NORTON
SCULL
HALL, John - of Much Cowarne, 23 Jan 1690.
my kinswoman Sarah NORTON;   my sister Constance CHADBURNE;   my sister Mary HODGES.
Witnesses: Thomas JAY,   William SCULL,   M JAY.
Proved 21 Feb 1693 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1693

GIBBS
HAWLINS
HILL
SHIPMAN
HILL, William - rector of Pencombe, 19 Jun 1693.
"my wife Anne HILL my old trucke to carry her out of Pencombe she deserving nothing more from me, herself and children by a former husband being a continual plague and burden to me".
Little farm at Stoke Lacy;   2 sons James HILL (the eldest) and William HILL.
Witnesses: Jane HAWLINS,   Wm SHIPMAN,   Wm GIBBS Sr.
Proved 16 Jul 1693 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1693

BROOK
BROY
CALDOE
COWLE
HANLEY
HILL
LEWIS
NORRIS
HILL, John - the elder of Ullingswick, 2 May 1693.
my daur Joyce HILL;   my daur Joane wife of John BROY of Bromyard;   2 children of my son James HILL named Elizabeth & Mary;   Richard CALDOE,   Phillip BROOK and Edward LEWIS - being 3 poor antient men of Ullingswick;   my son James HILL.
Witnesses: Thos. NORRIS,   James COWLE,   Ri: HANLEY.
Proved 15 Nov 1693 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1693

CHAMBERLAINE
CLARKE
HILL
TRAPP
TROVELL
WEBB
HILL, Joan - of Ocle Pitchard, widow, 10 Dec 1693.
my son Arnold;   Anne WEBB, wid;   cousin John CHAMBERLAINE, Edward CHAMBERLAINE, Thomas CHAMBERLAINE,   Arnold CHAMBERLAINE, Sarah CHAMBERLAINE, William CHAMBERLAINE;   my son in law Francis TRAPP;   my son in law Edward CHAMBERLAINE.
Witnesses: Jos. TROVELL,   Thos CLARKE,   Mary CLARKE.
Proved 30 Dec 1693 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1694

BOUGH
CHADD
CHETWIN
HILL
HILL, Francis - of Bosbury, 30 Jan 1692.
eldest son Francis HILL, my yonger son Geo. HILL.
Witnesses: John BOUGH,   Thos CHETWIN,   Thos CHADD.
Proved 4 May 1694 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1694

ADAMS
BAKER
BURFORD
CLEARKE
COLLINS
EDWARDS
HALL
NORGRAVE
SMITH
WEIGHT
WOOD
HALL, Susanna - of Suckley, widow, 15 Nov 1692.
my servant Roger EDWARDS;   the right heirs of my deceased kinsman William WEIGHT late of Suckley;   my late husbands godson William SMITH;   William NORGRAVE;   Elizabeth BURFORD, spinster;   my cousin Mary HALL;   Joshua ADAMS of Powicke and William CLEARKE of Lulsley;   my kinsman Samuel ----.
Witnesses: Wm BAKER Jun,   Thomas COLLINS,   Willi: WOOD, Tho: WOOD.
Proved 25 Jul 1694 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98182.

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1694

HAILING
HOMES
JONES
HOMES, Mary - of Stanford Bishop, 14 Oct 1694.
"poor friends that belongeth to our society";   servant William HAILING;   my brother John JONES, deceased.
Mentions a lot of people but gives no relationships at all.
Proved [?] - HCC; Ref FHL#91594 p.227.

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1694

BENNE
DREW
HILL
HOLDER
UNETT
HILL, Joseph - of Bromyard, 25 Jan 1691.
my daur Anne now wife of John DREW of Bosbury and her children;   Catherine now wife of Arther HOLDER of Bromyard;   my wife Agatha.
Witnesses: Jane BENNE,   Richd UNETT.
Proved 21 Dec 1694 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1695

BEVAN
BOWDLER
HARRIS
HILL
TROVELL
HILL, James - of the Stone House, Ullingswick, 9 Sep 1695.
eldest daur Mary HILL;   2nd daur Elizabeth HILL;   youngest daur Sarah HILL.
Trustees: John HARRIS and Joseph --- Jun.
Witnesses: Frances BOWDLER,   Richard BEVAN,   Ursula TROVELL.
Proved 4 Jan 1695 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1695

GREENLY
GRIFFITHS
HIGGINS
HIGGINS, William - of Titley, 14 Jun 1695.
lands in Titley manor to Catherine my wife for life & then to my daughter Sarah HIGGINS & her sister Elizabeth HIGGINS.
Witnesses: Sibell HIGGINS &   Elizabeth GRIFFITHS &   Jo: GREENLY.
Proved at Hereford 11 Jul 1695.

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1696

BATTHAS
COUTE
HILL
HUNT
LEWIS
HILL, Margreat the elder - of Steppelton [Stapleton] i/t/p Presteigne, 16 Nov 1691. (weak in body)
to my daughter Margret HUNT & my granddaughter Margret HILL - my linen, etc;   to my grandson Edward HILL (brother of Margret HILL) - a brass pot, my hat which was my mother's hat, etc;   to my grandson James HILL - a brass pot, etc;   to my daughter Margret HUNT - best gown etc;   to my sister Elizabeth COUTE - a waistcoat etc;   the rest to my son Edward HILL*.   Margaret (X) HILL.
Witnesses: Margaret BATTHAS,   Elinor (X) LEWIS.
Proved Hereford 17 Mar 1695/6 by Edward HILL her son.

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1696

BURHOPE
HARPER
HILL
MEADES
PHILPOTTS
SCULL
YEOMANS
HILL, Sarah - Senr of Meadow Court, Little Cowarne, spinster, 28 Aug 1696.
my sister in law Mary HILL;   my brother James HILL - tenement known as Hankins Hill;   Susanna MEADES;   my cozen Elinor HARPER;   my well-beloved neece [this is as it says in the will] Henry HILL,   Mary YEOMANS,   Alice PHILPOTTS,   Elizabeth BURHOPE,   Elizabeth HILL, Sara HILL, & Susanna HILL sister and neice of the said Henry HILL.
Witnesses: Thomas PHILPOTTS,   Elizabeth HILL,   Wm SCULL.
Proved 14 Oct 1696 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1697

BROOME
DAVIES
GREGG
HAYCOX
HYDE
HYDE, John - the elder of Kyre Wyard, yeoman, 23 May 1696.
to my now wife Susan - £5 & all the goods she brought with her etc, except the obligation I am bound to Thomas HAYCOX;   to my son Thomas HYDE - £5;   to my son John HYDE - 1s. & to his son John my grandchild …;   & to his daughter Anne my grandchild - 20s.;   to my daughter Susan HYDE - £100;   I give to the several childrne of my brother John BROOME 5s. each;   to my kinsman Thomas GREGG - 40s.;   residue of my goods & lands in Kyre to my daughter Elizabeth*.
Witnesses: John BROOME,   Peter BROOME,   Hen: DAVIES.
Proved Hereford 11 Nov 1697 by the executrix named.

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1698

HILL
PITT
ROBINES
HILL, Edward - the elder of Stoke Lacy, 28 Nov 1698.
wife Anne;   my eldest daur Anne HILL the yr;   my son Thomas HILL;   my daur Sarah HILL;   my son James HILL;   my daur Mary HILL;   my son and heir Edward HILL.
Witnesses: James ROBINES,   Ja: PITT,   Anne ROBINES.
Proved 18 Mar 1698 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1698

BORECHOPP
HILL
PHILPOTTS
RUSSELL
SCULL
YEOMANS
HILL, Mary - of Meadow Court, Little Cowarne, wid, 23 Jul 1697.
my 5 daurs Mary YEOMANS,   Anne PHILPOTTS,   Elizabeth HILL, Sarah HILL & Susannah HILL;   my son Henry HILL.
Overseers: my kinsman Roger RUSSELL gent and my brother William SCULL.
Witnesses: Elizabeth BORECHOPP,   James HILL,   William SCULL.
Proved 27 Apr 1698 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1698

BATCHELOR
BEST
COOKE
DAVIES
EVANS
GORWAY
HALES
HAWKINS
HEMMING
HUNDLEY
LLOYD
MUNN
WALKER
HAWKINS, Symons - of Cotheridge, 3 Aug 1697.
brother Francis HAWKINS - 20£;   Elizabeth LLOYD - 80£;   my 4 godchildren Mary HALES,   Ann BEST,   James HEMMING and Francis HUNDLEY - 2s. ea;   Charles DAVIES - 10s.;   my nephew Symons HAWKINS and Isabell (my 7th great grand aunt - sjk) his wife;   land at Cotheridge.
Witnesses: Wm BATCHELOR,   John WALKER,   John MUNN,   Edward COOKE.
Inventory by: Charles DAVIES,   Edward EVANS,   Wm HUNDLEY,   Rich: GORWAY, 12 Aug 1697.
Proved 30 Jun 1698 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98191.

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1698

CHAMBERLAINE
HOPLEY
OWENS
PITT
RUSSELL
HOPLEY, Paule - of Sutton St. Nicholas, 12 Aug 1698.
my wife Anne;   my sister Jane OWENS of Bommbury, Hereford;   Edward CHAMBERLAINE of Ocle Pitchard;   my brother James HOPLEY.
Witnesses: Wm RUSSELL cler,   Edward PITT,   John CHAMBERLAINE.
Proved 28 Sep 1698 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1699

CARTRIDGE
HODGES
HUGHE
WOODYATT
HODGES, Thomas - of Grendon Bishop, last May 1699.
wife Anne HODGES.
Witnesses: Anne CARTRIDGE,   Hanna HUGHE,   J WOODYATT.
Proved 26 Aug 1699 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1700

BRUTON
CORBETT
GOULD
HILL
HILL, Thomas - of Hackly, Avenbury, 10 Apr 1700.
my brother George;   my sister Mary;   my aunt unkells [as it said in the will];   my cosen Anne HILL, my brother Richard HILL.
Witnesses: Roger BRUTON,   John GOULD,   Rebecka CORBETT.
Proved 17 Apr 1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1700

HILL
PLAYNE
SUMMERS
WOODYATT
HILL, Richard - of Marston in Pencombe, 11 Apr 1700.
my 2 daurs Sarah HILL and Bridgett HILL;   son in law Richard PLAYNE, my daurs in law Anne PLAYNE and Joice PLAYNE;   Richard SUMMERS of the More of Bodenham;   my brother Henry HILL.
Witnesses: Rd SUMMERS,   Henry HILL,   J WOODYATT.
Proved 27 Jul 1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1700

BROWNE
FINCHE
HATHWAY
HOLTHAM
MERRICK
SLAUGHTER
TINSALL
WOOD
HATHWAY, John - of Bishops Froom, clerk, 5 Jul 1700.
wife Anne;   my daur Anne now wife of James SLAUGHTER, gent;   my daur Theodosia HATHWAY;   my daur Elizabeth HATHWAY;   my brother in law Edward WOOD,   Thos MERRICK, &   James TINSALL;   my mother Anne HATHWAY widow;   my brother Robert HATHWAY.
Witnesses: Ed HOLTHAM,   Geo FINCHE,   Ri: BROWNE.
Proved 3 Dec 1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.
NB: father to the wife of my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1702

BARNES
HILL
ROBINS
STOCKDEN
HILL, Sarah - of Stoke Lacy, spinster, 6 Mar 1699/1700.
brother Edward HILL, sister Mary HILL;   brothers James HILL and Thomas HILL.
Witnesses: Humphry ROBINS,   Mary STOCKDEN,   Fra: BARNES.
Proved 16 Jan 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1702

BUNDY
GILDINGE
HILL
PYTT
HILL, Richard - of Bosbury, husbandman, 4 Apr 1700.
my now wife Elianor HILL;   neece Elizabeth HILL;   Richard HILL son of my brother George HILL.
Witnesses: Francis PYTT,   Geo. BUNDY,   John GILDINGE.
Proved 18 Apr 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1704

HILL
PARKER
TOMKINS
WATKINS
HILL, Henry - of Westhide, shoomaker, 14 Nov 1704.
my wife Olive HILL.
Witnesses: Rowland WATKINS,   Edwd TOMKINS,   James PARKER.
Proved 17 Feb 1704 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1706

HARRIS
HILL
JONES
MASON
PICKERING
WOOD
HILL, Henry - of Meadow Court, Little Cowarne, gent, 16 Apr 1706.
my sister Elizabeth HILL;   my other 4 sisters Mary, Alice, Sarah, Susannah;   Thomas HARRIS Senior of Pencomb, gent and Thomas HARRIS, jr of Pencombe, gent;   my brother in law Richard WOOD;   my son Henry HILL, messuage at Felton.
Witnesses: Mary JONES,   Timothy PICKERING,   Richard MASON.
Proved 11 May 1706 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

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1708

HOPLEY
HOPLEY, George - of Webley. (Ad)
Admon 5 Mar 1707/8 - HCC.

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1708

HIDE
HOLDER
SHEFFIELD
HIDE, Thomas - of Little Kyre in the parish of Stoke Bliss, 27 May 1706. (sick in body)
to my son John - lands in Worcestershire, beds, implements of husbandry, &c, to paying his brothers & sister sum mentioned;   to my son William - £3 a year till he is 18 and when 21 £10, and my house in Collington, but if he die before his majority then to my son Samuel;   my brother John HIDE & my son John to be guardians to my 3 youngest ch'n;   to my son Samuel - £4 a year till 18 & then 20s. a year till 21 and then £20;   to my daughter Sarah - £4 a year till she is 18 then 20s. till she is 21 and then £20;   to John HIDE a long table & a Marmorent pot, etc;   my son Samuel to be executor [sic - he was still a minor]
Inventory appraised by: Edward HOLDER & William SHEFFIELD, 16 Mar 1708.
Administration of the Goods of Thomas HIDE of Little Kyre granted at Hereford on 16 Mar 1708 to John HIDE of Stoke Bliss husbandman during the minority of Samuel HIDE an infant son of Thomas HIDE.

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1709

BARBER
BRANCH
HILL
TREYLO
HILL, William - of Presteigne, 4 Feb 1708/9. (sick in body)
to be buried in Presteigne churchyard;   to my daughter Jane BARBER - £3 etc;   to my son in law Thomas BARBER - my clothes;   to William TREYLO of Presteigne - my shop & tools;   to my son William HILL - 5s.;   to my wife Margaret HILL & my daughter Margaret HILL* - all the rest.   William (X) HILL.
Witness: Catherine (X) BRANCH.
Proved Hereford 10 Feb 1708/9 by the executrix named.

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1710

BREWER
GRIFFITHS
HARRIS
HILL
MORRIS
PARRY
TURNER
WORMINGTON
HILL, Elizabeth - of Pencombe, widow, 24 Feb 1709.
"To be buried Pencombe near my dear deceased husband";   my nephew Thomas HARRIS, gent and his wife Elizabeth HARRIS;   Thomas, Richard, Elizabeth, Susanna, Anne, Chryzogen (children of my nephew Thomas HARRIS);   kinsman William WORMINGTON and his 2 sons, William and Thomas WORMING and his daur Elizabeth WORMINGTON;   Lane HARRIS son of my nephew Timothy HARRIS;   Anne BREWER wife of Edward BREWER;   my servant Elizabeth PARRY;   my friend William TURNER.
Witnesses: Joseph GRIFFITHS,   William MORRIS,   William TURNER.
Proved 30 May 1710 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1710

DREW
FOX
HILL
HOLDER
PAGE
UNETT
HILL, Agatha - of Bromyard, widow, 13 Dec 1709.
son John HILL;   Anthony HILL son of my son John HILL;   my grandchildren Richard, Christopher and Mary HILL, other children of John HILL;   my daur DREW (wife of John DREW);   son in law Thomas HILL of Wishmore, Whitburne;   grandsons John DREW, Edward DREW, Thomas DREW;   grandson Joseph HOLDER;   my grandaur Agatha HOLDER;   Joseph and Thomas HILL sons of the Thomas HILL by Agatha his late wife;   grandaur Agatha HILL daur of the said Thomas HILL;   friends Rev. Thomas FOX of Bromyard and Richard UNETT of Castle Froome, gent.
Witnesses: John HILL,   John DREW,   John PAGE,   Rich: UNETT.
Proved 1 Aug 1710 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1711

GODSALL
HALL
PARRY
HALL, Richard - of Yarkhill. (Ad)
Bond by Margaret HALL of Stretton G, solitam;   James PARRY of Yarkhill,   Anthony GODSALL of Yarkhill.
Inventory by: Anthony GODSALL and James PARRY, 23 Feb 1711.
Admon 8 Mar 1711 - HCC; Ref FHL#91653.

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1711

ASHLEY
BROY
HARTON
HILL
MICHELL
ROGER
WHITTALL
HILL, Joyce - of Bromyard, 24 Feb 1710.
cozen Elizabeth BROY, my cozen Hannah BROY;   cozen Grace BROY;   my cozen Samuel BROY, coz Joshua BROY, my coz Elisha BROY,   my coz Phillip BROY, my coz James BROY,   coz Joane HARTON,   my cozen Mary WHITTALL,   cozen Elizabeth HILL.
Executor: John BROY.
Witnesses: Paul ROGER,   John ASHLEY,   Tho: MICHELL.
Proved 4 Apr 1711 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1711

CHURCHLAND
CRISPE
FARNHAM
GORWAY
HAWKINS
SLADE
HAWKINS, Symonds - of Cotheridge. (Ad)
Bond by John GORWAY of Leigh, principal creditor,   Edward CHURCHLAND of same,   John SLADE of All Saints, Worcs, butcher.
Inventory by: Edward CHURCHLAND,   John FARNHAM,   Sam: CRISPE, 24 May 1711.
Admon 8 Jun 1711 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98229.
NB: husband to my 7th great grand aunt - sjk

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1711

HAYLINGS
HEMINGS
HILL
OWEN
SMYTH
WEIGHT
HAYLINGS, Richard - of Much Cowarne, tanner, 14 Jun 1711.
my wife Mary - lands of place called the Cockern I purchased of Edward HILL and others of Stoake Lacy;   2nd son Richard HAYLINGS;   my eldest son Thomas HAYLINGS;   my son John HAYLINGS - 5£;   my son Joseph HAYLINGS - 5£;   my daur Sarah HAYLINGS - 320£;   her mother Mary HAYLINGS and her grandfather Thomas WEIGHT or her uncle Richard HEMINGS of Acton Beachem;   my father {in law?} Thomas WEIGHT of the Dove Hills in Bishops Froome.
Witnesses: John SMYTH,   John OWEN,   Richard HEMINGS.
Proved 25 Aug 1711 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.
NB: my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1713

BARRETT
HALL
KNOTT
THOMAS
HALL, William - of Cradley. (Ad)
Elianor HALL of Cradley widow,   Johannem BARRETT de eodm(the same), glovor;   Phillip HALL de same, ag lab.
Inventory by: Will: THOMAS and Richard KNOTT, 20 Mar 1711.
Admon last Apr 1713 - HCC; Ref FHL#91653.

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1713

HEMING
HILL
WARNER
HEMING, Richard late - of City of Worcester, barber and chandler, 2 May 1713.
eldest daur Mary - 20£, daur Susanna the like sum of - 20£,   son Richard - 20£.
Sole Executrix: wife Mary.
Witnesses: Saml WARNER,   Joseph HILL.
Proved 11 Jun 1713 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98236.

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1715

HALES
HAY
HIGGINS
TURNER
WOOD
HALES, William - of Cradley, husbandman, 9 Feb 1713.
everyone of my 3 brothers children and my owne sisters children;   half sister Ann HAY widow and children;   Mary TURNER daur of William TURNER cooper in Worcester;   kinsman John HALES clothier;   kinsman Richard HALES of Cradley, husbandman.
Witnesses: Edw HIGGINS,   Ann WOOD,   Thos WOOD.
Proved 9 Feb 1715 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1716

HILL
NASH
WATKINS
HILL, Richard - of Hill House, Cradley, gent, 27 Oct 1712.
grandson Richard HILL now living with me;   my wife Christian.
Witnesses: John WATKINS,   Tho: NASH.
Proved 13 Jun 1716 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1716

AUBREY
CLAYTON
CROFT
HALL
HEARNE
LAMPTON
MASON
PITTS
PYLE
RAWLINS
STEPHENS
HEARNE, Gilbert - of Hereford City, gentleman, 28 Jul 1716.
Executor: wife Joyce HEARNE (nee AUBREY) (residury legatee)
To advise and assist the Executor: Herbert AUBREY Esq.,   Reginald AUBREY clerk,   William RAWLINS of London gentleman,   Richard PYLE of Hereford gentleman,   Mr Robert CLAYTON.
Beneficiaries: son Gilbert HEARNE, all my children.
Witnesses: Geo LAMPTON,   Tho: CROFT,   Will. STEPHENS.
Others involved: Mr Edward MASON Rector,   William HALL Esq.,   brother-in-law Samuel PITTS,   Herbert AUBREY Esq.
Buried 15 Aug 1716. Probate granted ???.

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1716

ALCOTT
BOOTH
CROUCH
HARTLAND
HOMES
SLAUGHTER
HOMES, Richard - of Haylmonds froome, Bishops Froome, gent, 25 Sep 1716.
son Richard HOMES;   Land purchased of John SLAUGHTER;   brothers in law John ALCOTT and James ALCOTT;   daur Elizabeth HOMES, son Peter HOMES, wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Abrah. CROUCH,   George BOOTH,   John HARTLAND.
Note: There is no indication that this will was ever proven. It was found in the films of the local records collection of the Hereford County Record Office. It is not listed in the act books of the courts. Copy obtained by my researcher in 1973 - sjk.
NB: my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1717

DANGERFIELD
HILL
HILL, Leonard - of Cradley, gent, 16 May 1716.
my eldest son Richard HILL;   my son Leonard HILL;   my daur Elizabeth HILL;   my daur Lissett HILL;   my daur Susanna HILL;   my estate at the Hill House, Cradley;   my wife Lissett HILL;   my cousen John DANGERFIELD of Mathon, gent and my brother in law Thomas DANGERFIELD of same.
Witnesses: John DANGERFIELD, Thomas DANGERFIELD Sr, Thomas DANGERFIELD Jr.
Proved 9 Oct 1717 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1719

FIFIELD
HARTLAND
HILL
HILL, John the yr - of Cradley, 28 Aug 1718.
my wife Mary.
Witnesses: Wm FIFIELD Sr,   Wm FIFIELD Jr,   John HARTLAND.
Proved 13 Jun 1719 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1719

BENNETT
CRISP
FREEMAN
HOMES
LOCK
HOMES, Jane - of Halymonds ffrome, Bishop Froom, 20 Jun 1717.
cozin Francis FREEMAN the younger about a certain estate called Cookhaun in Stoke Lacy - the same to be paid him by his father Francis FREEMAN the elder of the Hill or his mother Jane FREEMAN wife of the said Francis FREEMAN the elder;   Susannah CRISP wife of Richard CRISP;   John FREEMAN, William FREEMAN, Jane FREEMAN, and Troth FREEMAN,   younger children of the said Francis FREEMAN the elder;   Richard HOMES the younger, John HOMES, Peter HOMES, and Elizabeth HOMES: sons and daur of my nephew Richard HOMES the elder;   Alice LOCK daur of Richard LOCK the elder;   William BENNETT son of William BENNETT late of Holly Green, deceased.
Proved 23 Sep 1719; Ref FHL#91599.
NB: my 8th great grand aunt - sjk

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1723

AUBREY
CLAYTON
HART
HEARNE
JONES
PYLE
RAWLINS
STEPHENS
HEARNE, Joyce - of Hereford City, widow, 1 Aug 1720. Buried 23 Oct 1722. (nee AUBREY)
Executors: brothers Herbert AUBREY esq. & Reginald AUBREY clerk, with William RAWLINS & Robert CLAYTON.
Beneficiaries: Executors, daughters Elizabeth & Joyce, son Gilbert HEARNE,   servant Dorothy HART.
Witnesses: Ric PYLE n.p.,   Will JONES n.p.,   Will STEPHENS.
Probate granted PCC London 14 Feb 1722/3. TNA Ref: PROB/11/589.

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1725

COX
DANGERFIELD
HARTLAND
HILL
HILL, John - of Colwall, 20 May 1719.
my wife Rachel;   my son William HILL;   William DANGERFIELD and Maurice HILL;   my daur Anne and my son Maurice;   my brother Maurice HILL of Pixley;   my son Richad;   my daur Christian;   my son Joseph.
Witnesses: Wm COX,   John HARTLAND, John HARTLAND.
Proved 10 Apr 1725 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.

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1726

BEALE
BERKLEY
HULLETT
ROBERTS
HULLETT, John - of Kings Caple, Yeoman, 1 Sep 1724.
Beneficiaries: to son Daniel HULLETT - 1 shilling;   to son John HULLETT - 1 shilling;   to son Thomas HULLETT - half share of estate;   to daughter Sarah BERKLEY - half share of estate.
Executors: son Thomas and daughter Sarah.
Witnesses: Daniel BEALE & John ROBERTS.
Probate granted 3 Aug 1726 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1729

HILL
JORDON
HILL, Walter - of Biddlestone alias Bilstone (Llangarren), Gent, 1727.
Beneficiaries: refers to wife Margaret;   godson Thomas JORDON (the son of testator's brother in law William JORDON, Gent, of Abbey Tinterne, Mons);   godson Guy HILL (the son of testator's uncle Thomas HILL of Yauxon (probably Yoxton, Goodrich);   Residue of testator's estate goes first to wife Margaret for life, then to uncle Thomas HILL for his life, then to the male heirs of Thomas by seniority of age.
Probate granted 1729 at Hereford.

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1729

HALES
MASON
TURVEY
HALES, George - of Acton Beauchamp. (Ad)
Anne HALES de Acton Beauchamp (wid and rel);   George MASON of Cradley;   Robert TURVEY of Worcester, scrivener.
Admon 19 May 1729 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98302.

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1729

APPERLY
DAVIES
HILL
HOPTON
UNETT
HILL, John - of Canon Frome, 28 Jan 1728.
my eldest son Anthony Hill;   my son Christopher HILL;   In trust Robert UNETT of Birchend, Esq. and Thomas DAVIES of Newhouse, gent;   my daur Mary APPERLY.
Witnesses: Deb: HOPTON, Eliza: HOPTON, Rd HOPTON.
Proved 5 Aug 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

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1730

GWILLIM
HEMING
HEMMING
WIGHT
WIGHTE
HEMMING, Richard - of Acton Beauchamp, 17 Feb 1717.
mother Ursula WIGHTE (WHYTE);   wife Jane HEMING and son Thomas HEMING.
Witnesses: Thomas WIGHT,   Thomas GWILLIM.
Proved 8 Aug 1730 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98307.
NB: husband to my 7th great grand aunt - sjk

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1731

HOMES
NEWTON
TOMPKINS
HOMES, John - of Bishops Froome, surgeon. (Ad)
By Elianor HOMES (the relict);   Francis TOMPKINS of Stretton Grandison, gent;   Thomas NEWTON of St. Peters, Hereford, hosier;   Richard HOMES. Inventory taken 30 Apr 1730.
Admon 7 Apr 1731 - HCC.
NB: my 6th great grandfather - sjk

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1733

HOMES
HOMES, Richard - of Bishops Frome. (Ad)
To Anna the relict.
Admon 12 Aug 1733 - HCC; Ref FHL#91624.
NB: my 6th great grand uncle - sjk

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1737

HILL
MASON
MASTERS
MAWN
HILL, John - of Standford Bishop, Yeoman, 18 Feb 1736.
my son John HILL;   my grandaur Elizabeth MASTERS;   my grandson Thomas MAWN (MASON?);   my daur Mary MASTERS.
Proved 12 Aug 1737 - HCC.

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1737

ALCOTT
EDWARDS
FRERE
HILL
MUTLOW
SEWARD
SEWERD
TINDALE
HILL, Richard - of Ullingswick, gent, 19 Oct 1737.
John TINDALE of City of Hereford, gent and William EDWARDS of Woodhouse, Bodenham, gent - "Little Hope";   grandaurs Elizabeth and Margaret MUTLOW daurs of my daur Elizabeth by John MUTLOW her husband dcsd;   my wife Anne;   my daur Elizabeth MUTLOW;   my daur Sarah wife of William SEWERD;   grandson Richard SEWARD;   my daur Mary wife of Barrow FRERE;   my daur Anne wife of James ALCOTT.
Proved 31 Dec 1737 - HCC; Ref FHL#91603.

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1739

HALL
HUGHES
OWENS
SMITH
HUGHES, Anne - of Yarkhill, widow, 21 Nov 1737.
son Tomas HUGHES - 1s.;   my daur Anne - 5£;   my son John HUGHES - all.
Witnesses: Richad HALL,   Tho SMITH,   Edwd OWENS.
Proved 7 Mar 1739 - HCC; Ref FHL#91603.

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1739

ALCOTT
CHAMBERS
FREEMAN
HARING
HILL
MASTERS
MAUND
STEPHENS
HILL, John - of Standford Bishop, yeoman, 27 Jan 1738.
John STEPHENS and Thomas ALCOTT;   my son John;   my daurs Mary & Priscilla;   my nephew Thomas MAUND, Will of my late father;   Elizabeth MASTERS.
Witnesses: Fr. FREEMAN,   Tho: HARING,   Cha. CHAMBERS.
Proved 9 Oct 1739 - HCC; Ref FHL#91603.

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1740

BALLARD
BARRETT
DOBBINS
GOWER
HALES
HARTLAND
HEMMING
PRICHARD
PYTT
HALES, Thomas - the elder of Acton Beachamp, 13 Jul 1737.
grandson Thomas HALES - "since it happens that my son his father is dead in my lifetime The Ham House, Cradley,   which I purchased of Wm GOWER of Claines, Esq" grandson John HALES - land and tenement purchased of Robert DOBBINS, Esq;   grandaur Ann BARRETT.
Witnesses: Tho: HEMMING,   Basil PRICHARD,   Philipp BALLARD.
Codicil: 28 Aug 1738. The 2 children of my late grandaur Mary,   wife of John PYTT,   grandaur Ann daur of my daur Ann HARTLAND.
Executor: daur Hannah BALLARD, widow.
Proved 20 Mar 1739/40 - Worcs; Ref FHL#9832.

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1740

HEMING
OLIVER
HEMING, Richad - of St. Martin, Worcester, gent, 27 Jun 1740.
son George HEMING - 40£, daur Sophia - 100£;   wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Wm HEMING,   Wilm OLIVER.
Proved 6 Nov 1740 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98322.

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1741

COX
HIGGS
STEPHENS
WITHERSTON
HIGGS, John - of Eaton Bishop, 15 Aug 1741.
Beneficiaries: to daughter Elizabeth STEPHENS, £150 that testator has in his power to bequeath out of the farm or mills known as Pothitheirs (?) Mills, plus all his personal estate whatsoever.
Executrix: daughter Elizabeth STEPHENS
Witnesses: Elizabeth WITHERSTON,   Elizabeth COX,   Mary COX.
Probate granted 24 Aug 1741 at Hereford.
NB: Probate was granted to Elizabeth STEPHENS, wife of Anthony STEPHENS.

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1745

CLARK
HANKINS
MARKS
PRITCHARD
SAUNDERS
SOUTHALL
TUDOR
WINTER
HANKINS, Susannah - of Colwall, spinster, 1 May 1742.
Beneficiaries: niece Hannah CLARK;   niece Sarah MARKS;   nephew Thomas HANKINS;   nephew William HANKINS;   great niece Sarah HANKINS;   niece Elizabeth SAUNDERS;   nephew Edward HANKINS;   nephew Joseph HANKINS.
Executors: nephew John SOUTHALL;   great niece Elizabeth HANKINS.
Witnesses: Basil PRITCHARD;   Ann WINTER;   Thomas TUDOR.
Probate 11 Mar 1744/5 - PCC.

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1745

ARCHER
DANGERFIELD
GRIFFITH
HILL
JAMES
LONG
TOMKINS
WOODYATE
HILL, Richard - of Cradley, gent, 14 May 1743.
Land at Cradley which I had by my late wife Anne WOODYATE and which were the estates of her late father, Richard WOODYATE, deceased now in possession of Thomas TOMKINS;   my son Richard;   my 3 daurs Anne, Susanna, & Mary;   my uncle Robert DANGERFIELD, Mathon;   my kinsman Henry DANGERFIELD of the Spout, Mathon, gent;   my kinsman Robert DANGERFIELD of the Lodge, Colwall;   my mother Lissett HILL;   my present wife Mary;   the Hill House;   land called Colemans and lying in Cradley in possession of Charles GRIFFITH;   my son Leonard HILL - my silver;   bowl marked G.W.;   my 5 children (not 21).
Witnesses: Ric. LONG,   Tho. JAMES,   John ARCHER.
Proved 1 Nov 1745 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

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1749

ADDIS
EUSTACE
FARADAY
HARRIS
HIGGS
POWELL
STEPHENS
STOWELLS
HIGGS, John - of St Martins, Hereford (City), Gent, 29 Nov 1746.
Beneficiaries: to son William HIGGS, messuage and lands in Little Birch, on condition that he raise £60 within 12 months and pay same to (his) 3 sisters, Elizabeth, Martha & Sarah;   to son John HIGGS, messuage called Drybridge in St Martins, Hereford, with lands adjoining, and an orchard and garden by the Watertree Lane, and 2 crofts and a barn adjoining to Drybridge, on condition that he raise £60 within 12 months and pay same to his sisters Elizabeth, Martha & Sarah;   to daughter Elizabeth, a garden in St Martins Street called Parys Garden, all of testator's estate in Bodenham;   to daughter Martha, __ (?) in Blackmarston, St Martins, and all lands & premises there unto belonging rented by Benjamin STOWELLS (& others);   to daughter Sarah, 2 dwelling houses with lands premises etc rented by William FARADAY (& others);   to sons William and John HIGGS, a gold ring, a pair of silver buckles each, plus certain tenements and lands in Eaton Bishop;   Testator asks to be buried in the grave of his brother William HIGGS at Little Birch;   in a codicil testator refers to his £6.6s owed to "trusted friend" Philip ADDIS of Little Birch.
Executor: son William HIGGS.
Overseer: brother-in-law Anthony STEPHENS.
Witnesses: John HARRIS,   Eliz POWELL,   Thos ----- (?)
NB: attached to the will is an Administration granted to Thomas EUSTACE of Little Birch, who acted on behalf of William HIGGS, the executor named in the will of his late father, who was unable to act himself due to being underage (between 10 and 17 years old). Also attached to the will is a brief inventory of the goods of John HIGGS, late of St Martins, prepared by Thomas EUSTACE, re: wearing apparel and reversion of lease of lease held of the Vicars of the College of Hereford, total £1 10s 0d.
Probate granted 1749 at Hereford.

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1753

BRIGHT
COPE
EVEALE
GWILLIM
HAMOND
HANKINS
JERVISE
MORRIS
HAMOND, Thomas - of Aylton, gent, 25 Oct 1752.
brother William HAMOND of Bristol - land at Cradley;   Joseph JERVISE of Ledbury, apothecary and Ann his wife,   neice Ann daur of above - {unrecorded items} "that were her grandmothers";   The minister of Aylton;   servant Mary MORRIS;   Mr. John EVEALE late of the Burtons;   2 nephews Thomas and John HAMOND and niece Ann HAMOND: sons and daurs of my brother John HAMOND;   brother John HAMOND;   Land at Aylton, Putley, Much Marcle;   cousin Wm HAMOND son of my late uncle William HAMOND;   William GWILLIM of Woolhope, gent.
Witnesses: John HANKINS,   James COPE,   Robt BRIGHT.
Proved 9 Jun 1753 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

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1757

HAYLINGS
HAYLINGS, Elizabeth - of Edwin Ralph. (Ad)
To Richard HAYLINGS (the late husband).
Admon 26 Mar 1757 - HCC; Ref FHL#91625.

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1761

FREEMAN
HOMES
STREET
TAYLOR
HOMES, Elianor - of Bishops Froom, widow, 3 Aug 1758.
son John HOMES, daur in law Ann HOMES, grandsons John HOMES and Francis HOMES, grandaur Jane HOMES;   son in law John FREEMAN, daur Elianor FREEMAN, grandson Francis FREEMAN;   son Francis HOMES.
Witnesses: William TAYLOR,   Robert STREET.
Proved 3 Feb 1761; Ref FHL#91606.
NB: my 6th great grandmother - sjk

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1764

BARNES
EVANS
HIGGINS
HILL
TAYLOR
WATKINS
HILL, Thomas - of Stanton [Staunton GLS], Clerk, 27 Mar 1761.
Executor: wife;   she also sole legatee.
Beneficiaries: daughter Frances BARNES.
Witnesses: John WATKINS,   John HIGGINS,   William TAYLOR.
Others involved: son-in-law Aubrey BARNES,   Revd John EVANS and Revd Thomas EVANS, both of Herefordshire.
Probate granted PCC 9 Aug 1764. TNA Ref: PROB 11/901.
The Testator was buried 9 Jul 1764.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning H - Will #00760 - rrl

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1775

HOMES
HOMES, Ann - of Bishops Frome, widow, 12 Mar 1757.
sons John HOMES and Richard HOMES, daur Ann HOMES;   late husband Richad HOMES, daur Elizabeth HOMES.
Witnesses: Elianor HOMES, J. HOMES.
Proved 9 Dec 1775; Ref FHL#91608.
NB: wife to my 6th great grand uncle - sjk

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1788

BLAKE
BRYDGES
BUNCER
BUNTER
COOKE
DAFFEY
GARDNER
GREGORY
GRIFFITH
GRIFFITS
HANKINS
HORTON
HOWARD
JENNYNGS
LUCY
MARSH
MILLER
PERROTT
POWELL
SHEATTLE
SKYRME
THOMAS
HANKINS, Richard - of Lyons Inn, co Middlesex, 24 Dec 1785.
My lands at Dormington and Ledbury - to Mr William HANKINS the elder of Munsley [co Hereford] for life and then to his eldest son William;   My lands in the City of Hereford - to Mr Richard HANKINS of Hereford for life and then to the said William HANKINS the elder;   My lands in Madley - to Mr William LUCY of Back Street, Bristol;   My lands in Peterchurch and Dorstone - to Mr Barnard GREGORY of Waxchandlers Hall [in London];   Newhouse[1] i/t/p of Clodock lately allotted and conveyed to me my heirs and assigns for ever by Deeds of Partition now or lately in the occup'n of John POWELL, plus lands at Bacton and St Margarets... in the occup'n of Thomas COOKE - to Mr Nathan POWELL of Newton i/t/p of Clodock for life and then to his eldest son Samuel POWELL else to William POWELL second son of Nathan.
To Barnard GREGORY afsd and to Walter MARSH of Newton Gent - my lands in Church Lane, St Luke's parish, Chelsea [London] plus my lands in Clodock, Lancillo, Rowleston, Walterstone, Ewyas Harold and Cwmyoy not otherwise disposed of to be sold and the proceeds to be divided and used (in part) to pay off the debtors of Mr William HORTON the elder dec'd (as a token of my regard for him)
to Mrs Rebecca HORTON of Thornbury co Gloucester widow - my estate in Broad Street, Bristol (parish of St Philip & St James) plus the interest on £1000 Stock in the Centurion Bank Annuities for life;   to Mrs Sarah HOWARD of Church Lane, Chelsea and Mrs Mary GARDNER - each the interest on £800 Stock of the same;   to Mrs Elizabeth SHEATTLE of Chelsea - the interest on £400 Stock;   to Martha wife of Mr Edward BRYDGES of Hereford - £50 cash.
Further Bequests: (of £50 each) to Mrs Elizabeth MILLER (wife of Mr Matthew MILLER of Ross);   Mrs Deborah THOMAS (wife of Mr Jenkin THOMAS of Bristol);   Mr John POWELL and his sister Ann POWELL (son and daughter of the said Nathan POWELL);   Mary GRIFFITH[2] widow (late Mary PERROTT),   and to Mr Isaac SKYRME of Hereford, Ironmonger;   and (of £20 each) to the 5 daughters of the late Revd Dr BLAKE of Amersham co Bucks dec'd etc etc.
I am Executor to the late Anthony BUNCER/BUNTER Esq dec'd: (I) renounce legacy of £500 left to me by AB;   (I) make legacy of £300 of 3% Old South Sea Annuities to the parish of St Nicholas Hereford.
Rest and Residue (after burial in Hereford Cathedral) to Exors Barnard GREGORY and Walter MARSH (and £300 to each) to divide into three and pay 1/3 to the 2 surviving daughters of Mr Richard HANKINS late of Bristol dec'd;   1/3 to Mr William HANKINS the elder and the last 1/3 to Barnard GREGORY (he to pay £100 to Walter MARSH). The share of Catherine, one of the daughters of Richard HANKINS is to be paid to William LUCY as Trustee despite her couverture [ie not to C's husband]...   Several Codicils.
Proved PCC London 8 Feb 1788 by Exors.
Notes: [1] This Will is another in the Collection of Deeds relating to New House and Old House in Newton [Clodock] at the HRO - see also Thomas JENNYNGS 4 Jul 1620 & John POWELL 26 Mar 1792.
[2] Mary PERROTT mar Noah GRIFFITS 7 May 1748 at Clodock.
[3] William HANKINS mar Elizabeth POWELL 17 Dec 1718 at Hereford Cathedral.
[4] William HANKINS mar Sarah DAFFEY 14 Jun 1756 at Munsley.

 

1795

BARRETT
DERRY
HEMING
LINGING
HEMING, Richard - of Church House, Acton Beauchamp, gent, 6 Sep 1785.
daur Ann DERRY - 5£,   daur Jane LINGING - 150£;   grandaur Mary BARRETT;   son Richard HEMING,   daur Mary BARRETT.
Proved 27 Apr 1795 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91671.

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1799

GARDINER
HOMES
PHELPS
PRITCHARD
TAYLOR
HOMES, John - of the Townsend, Stretton Grandison, gent, 13 Dec 1800.
2nd wife Ann PRITCHARD, dead leaving 12 children namely: Ann, Robert, Richard, William, Elianor, Betty,   Charles, James, Thomas, Judith, Margarett and Edward;   daur Ann married Robert PHELPS of Worcester, butcher and is now dead;   daur Elianor married William TAYLOR of Stourbridge, hatter and is now dead;   son Francis now wife - Ann and 3 daurs Mary Ann, Susanna, Harriott (when 21);   son John HOMES and his son John HOMES;   son in law Richard GARDINER.
Proved 22 Apr 1799 - HCC.
NB: my 5th great grandfather - sjk

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1802

HUGHES
YOMERY
HUGHES, Reverend Thomas - of Colwall, Clerk, 8 Mar 1802.
Beneficiary: wife Sarah HUGHES.
Executor: brother John HUGHES of Lanvihangel in Monmouth.
Witnesses: Thomas YOMERY;   Ann HUGHES.
Probate 23 May 1802 - PCC.

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1805

COLEMAN
HAYLING
HAYLINGS
HILL
HAYLINGS, Robert - of Leominster, courier, 19 Jan 1804.
my younger son Joseph HAYLING - where I now dwell in Leominster;   son Richard HAYLING;   daur Elizabeth, wife of Francis COLEMAN, clerk;   grandchildren Mary COLEMAN, Edward COLEMAN, William COLEMAN, Robert COLEMAN, James COLEMAN, and Elizabeth COLEMAN;   each of the daurs of my son Richard HAYLING;   my nephew Richard HILL.
Proved 10 Sep 1805 - HCC; Ref FHL#91613.
NB: my 1st cousin 7th removed - sjk

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1808

BIRD
FREEMAN
HOMES
PHELPS
RICHARDS
STERRY
TAYLOR
HOMES, Robert - of Ashpurton, gent, 7 Jun 1807.
wife Mary;   Francis FREEMAN of Stanford Bishop, gent;   nephew John HOMES the younger son of my brother John HOMES the elder (above 2 as trustees);   brother Richard HOMES - 100£;   children of my brother Charles HOMES - 100£ divided equally;   brother James HOMES - 100£;   sister Mrs. Margaret FREEMAN - 100£;   brother Francis HOMES - 130£;   Francis HOMES Junior, Thomas HOMES,   Robert HOMES, and Jane HOMES sons and daur of my brother Francis HOMES - 100£ each;   Robert PHELPS and Ann PHELPS son and daur of my sister Mrs. Ann PHELPS - 50£ ea;   John TAYLOR son of my sister Mrs. Eleanor TAYLOR - 50£;   brother William HOMES;   estate called the Castle in Munsley;   sister Mrs STERRY.
Witnesses: Saml RICHARDS,   Giles TAYLOR,   William BIRD.
Proved 9 Feb 1808 - HCC.
NB: my 4th great grand uncle - sjk

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1815

ALCOTT
HOMES
HOMES, Elizabeth - of Bishops Froome, widow, 15 Apr 1814.
brother John ALCOTT of Woodcrofts, Bishops Frome;   brother James ALCOTT, Farm, Bosbury;   niece Ann ALCOTT dau of James ALCOTT.
Proved 19 May 1815 - HCC; Ref FHL#91614.
NB: my 2nd cousin 7th removed - sjk

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1823

HARRIS
NASH
ROGERS
HARRIS, Francis - of Horsham, Martley, farmer.
wife Mary HARRIS;   friends Geo. NASH of Hanley Castle, Esq. and Arnold ROGERS of Martley, farmer;   equally between all my children.
Proved 19 Jul 1823 - Worcs.

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1829

FREEMAN
HOMES
MOORE
HOMES, Elizabeth - of Lugwardine, spinster, 26 Feb 1828.
friend John Gardiner FREEMAN;   brother John HOMES;   mother Elizabeth HOMES;   nephews John and Francis HOMES, niece Elizabeth Ann HOMES;   cousin ---- FREEMAN;   cousin Margaret MOORE.
Witness: Elizabeth HOMES, wife of John HOMES of Stretton Grandison.
Proved 6 Feb 1829 - HCC; Ref FHL#91616.
NB: my 1st cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1829

CALDWALL
HAYLING
LAMB
WOODHOUSE
HAYLING, Richard - of Leominster, tanner, 28 Jun 1825.
to my wife Ann HAYLING - Land at Aston in Kingsland in occupation of William LAMB;   daur Ann CALDWALL wife of late Bonham CALDWALL, gent, dcsd;   daur Elizabeth HAYLING;   grandson Bonham CALDWALL;   Land at Walferidge in Acton Beauchamp devised to me by my late brother Joseph HAYLING;   Mrs. Anna Maria HAYLING widow of late brother Joseph;   Ann CALDWALL and Mary WOODHOUSE wife of Francis WOODHOUSE (2 of the children of my daur Ann CALDWALL).
Proved 2 Oct 1829 - HCC; Ref FHL#91616.
NB: my 2nd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1834

BROAD
HARRIS
HELLIER
RASTALL
WALL
WILSON
HARRIS, Ann otherwise Nancy - late of Burnthorn near Stourport but now of Martley, spinster, 19 May 1834.
nephew James HELLIER now or late of Llandoveny, hairdresser son of my deceased sister Sarah - 10£;   400£ interest due me from trustees of Lady Huntingdons Chapel, Worcester and 50£ + interest on note of my late nephew Thomas HARRIS of Burnthorn;   7 nephews and nieces 1)John HARRIS of Hartlebury, butcher;   2)William HARRIS of the Mitre Oak, Hartlebury, victualler;   3)Mary wife of Edward RASTALL of Astley, butcher;   4)Ann wife of James WILSON of Edstone Wark;   5)Elizabeth wife of Thomas BROAD of Droitwich cooper;   6)Maria wife of George WALL of Droitwich salt mfgr;   7)Charlotte wife of John RASTALL of Martley miller;   Francis BROAD of Cutnall Green in Elmbridge, butcher and husband of my deceased niece Sarah BROAD.
Sole Executor: Geoge WALL.
Proved - Worcs; Ref FHL#98434.

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1834

HAYLINS
SUMMERS
HAYLINS, John - of Mathon, sawyer.
wife Susanna ? Malvern Hill;   illegitimate son Thomas SUMMERS otherwise HAYLINS.
Proved 6 Oct 1834 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98431.

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1835

BARRETT
BREWER
HALES
HOMES
MAILES
OCKEY
HALES, Thomas - of Moorfield, Coddington, gent, 11 Jun 1835. Died 3 Jul 1835.
niece Elizabeth HOMES - my gold watch, nephew John HOMES;   2 friends John HOMES the elder of the Townsend, Stretton Grandison,   gent and James BARRETT of Priors Court, Ledbury, gent;   the children of the said John HOMES the elder,   namely John HOMES the yr, Francis HOMES and Elizabeth HOMES.
Witnesses: Wm MAILES, surgeon, Woolhope;   James BREWER;   Jno OCKEY.
Proved 23 Dec 1835 - HCC; Ref FHL#91618.

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1857

HOMES
JONES
OCKEY
PATRICK
VALE
HOMES, Richard - of the Whitehouse, Bishops Frome, farmer, 15 May 1856. Died 27 Oct 1856.
nephew Richard JONES of the Rea, Bishops Frome, farmer, and his brothers and sisters: Thomas - 50£, Ann - 100£, Emma - 50£, Eliza - 50£, Edwin - 50£, Helen - 50£,   Alfred - 50£, Angelina - 50£, Charles - 50£.
Witnesses: William VALE,   Thos PATRICK,   Jno T. OCKEY.
Proved 18 Feb 1857 - HCC; Ref FHL#91621.
NB: my 2nd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1857

BENBOW
BOND
COOKE
HAYLING
HAYLINGS
HAYLING, Mary Ann - of the Cockern, Stoke Lacy, 16 Mar 1847. Died 3 Mar 1857.
2 sons Robert HAYLING and Edward Stephen HAYLINGS - lands at Bishops Frome;   son Richard HAYLING - 5£ having had his share before.
Witnesses: Jane BOND,   Prestwood BENBOW,   Edward Hill COOKE.
Proved 10 Dec 1857 - HCC; Ref FHL#91621.
NB: my 4th great grand aunt - sjk

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1867

CHAMBERLAIN
HOMES
LORD
MATHEWS
RICKETTS
THOROLD
HOMES, John - of the New Birchend, Castle Frome, 26 May 1863.
Died 11 May 1867 at the New Birchend.
Indenture: 20 Mar 1849 - between myself and Emma Leonora my wife sice deceased of part 1) Charles Morton RICKETTS CHAMBERLAIN of Ledbury of part 2) and my late father John HOMES part 3).
Marriage settlement dated 18 Feb 1809.
Sum of 1500£ for my only sister Elizabeth Ann the wife of John LORD in will of John HOMES my father;   only son John HOMES, only daur Jane HOMES;   friend Michael Richard THOROLD of Eastnor, gent.
Witnesses: Mr. CHAMBERLAIN solcr Ledbury,   Richd MATHEWS his clerk.
Proved 12 Sep 1867; Ref FHL#1526269; Effects: Under 14,000£.
NB: my 2nd cousin 4th removed - sjk

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1867

HOMES
MUTLOW
PITT
HOMES, Richard - of the Hill, Stanford Regis, gent, 17 July 1867.
Died 24 Aug 1867 at Rhyl, Denbigh.
Francis PITT of the White House, Canon Frome, farmer;   brother William HOMES of the Castle, Munsley, gent;   wife Mary Ann HOMES;   Land called Shirckway in Bosbury in occupation of James MUTLOW.
William HOMES, solcr, Munsley nr Ledbury.
Proved 7 Dec 1867; Ref FHL#1526269; Effects: under 1500£.
NB: my 1st cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1868

HOMES
LORD
HOMES, Elizabeth - of Stretton Grandison, widow, 21 Dec 1851.
Died 20 Apr 1867 at the Townsend, Stretton Grandison.
son John HOMES of the New Birchend, Castle Frome, gent;   to each of the 3 children of my daur Elizabeth Ann the wife of John LORD: that is to say Ann Elizabeth LORD, John LORD, and Lydia LORD - 100£.
To John HOMES the son of John HOMES.
Proved 28 May 1868; Ref FHL#1526473.
NB: wife to my 1st cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1877

HOMES
MUTLOW
POWELL
HOMES, William - of the Castle, Munsley, gent, 28 Feb 1877. Died 8 Jun 1877.
sons Robert HOMES of the Old Court, Bosbury;   Richard HOMES of the Castle, gent;   William HOMES of Bosbury, farmer;   wife Frances Hasledon HOMES;   Law partnership HOMES and son to my son Richard HOMES;   daur Nancy Margaret MUTLOW (wife of John MUTLOW) - 200£,   daur Alice HOMES - 500£, son Robert HOMES - 200£,   son John HOMES - 500£,   daur F. POWELL (wife of Jno POWELL),   daur Fanny, son James, son Frank.
Note: Will is 20 pages long.
Proved 3 Sep 1877; Ref FHL#1544987;  Effects: Under 6000£.
NB: my 1st cousin 5th removed - sjk

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