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:-

 

1517

COLE
DONNE
LYE
SMYTH
LYE, John - of Weobley, 1517.
wife Johan, dau Johan, Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Thomas SMYTH,   Richard DONNE,   John COLE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1530

LECHE
LEECHE
SLAUGHTER
LECHE, Robert - of Belchforth, Lincolnshire, 29 Mar 1530.
my wife Elsabeth;   my sons John, Robert and Thomas;   my daurs Jenyt and Margarett.
Proved 1530 - PCC; Ref FHL#91913 PCC 1530 #19; Jankyn.
Note: the daughter, Margaret, is possibly the mother to George SLAUGHTER from Lincoln who purchased Cheneys Court at Bishops Frome. The LEECHEs were early physicians to the King and previously owned Chatsworth in Derbyshire before the present estate was built.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1552

BALDEWYN
BRACE
CONOPE
CROMPTON
HEWES
LEPART
LONG
OLDACOR
PARSONES
POWELL
RAISSE
STEAD
WODHOUSE
LEPART, John - of Pembridge, 1552.
wife Joanne*.
Overseer: John HEWES.
Debtors: Thoms BALDEWYN,   Henry LONG,   Henry BRACE,   Watkin OLDACOR,   George BRACE,   Maude WODHOUSE,   John CROMPTON,   William STEAD,   John ap POWELL,   Raf CONOPE.
Witnesses: Henry PARSONES,   John RAISSE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1552

BALDEWYN
BRACE
CONOPE
CROMPTON
HEWES
LEPART
LONG
OLDACOR
PARSONES
POWELL
RAISSE
STEAD
WODHOUSE
LEPART, John - of Pembridge, 19 Sep 1552. (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   my wife Joanne*.
Overseer: John HEWES.
Witnesses: Henry PARSONES &   John RAISSE.
Debtors: Thomas BALDEWYN &   Henry LONG &   Henry BRACE &   Watkin OLDACOR &   George BRACE &   Maude WODHOUSE &   John CROMPTON &   William STEAD &   John ap POWELL &   Raf CONOPE.
Will dated 19 Sep 1552. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1558

LYDE
PASSYE
RAWLINGS
SYMONS
LYDE, William - {of Presteigne}, 1558.
wife Johan*;   daus Ales and Anne;   son Richard*.
Overseer: William PASSYE of Titley.
Witnesses: Richard RAWLINGS clerk,   Richard SYMONS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1562

BEENGTONES
BLOOKESEWE
BRACE
KNYGHT
LONG
LONGE
MORE
POWLE
LONG, Richard - of the Lowe Pembridge, 1562.
wife Margery*, son John LONG.
Beneficiaries: Elyanore KNYGHT,   Roger KNYGHT,   Henry POWLE of Staggebache,   Thomas MORE of Marston,   Elnore LONGE.
Overseer: Mr George BRACE.
Witnesses: Jhes BEENGTONES,   George BRACE,   Henry LONG,   Robert BLOOKESEWE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1562

ALEN
BRIDGEWATER
CADOGAN
LYDE
NYCLES
NYCOLS
REES
ROYSE
SMYTH
TAYLOR
LYDE, Jone - widow, of Weston, 1562.
sons, Richard and Wa{l}ter*.
Beneficiaries: Jone daughter of Thomas SMYTH of Weston,   Margaret NYCOLS,   John CADOGAN,   Wa{l}ter son of Wa{l}ter REES of Weston,   Jone TAYLOR of Lynalls and her daughter Anne TAYLOR.
Witnesses: Thomas ALEN clerk,   John ROYSE,   Margaret NYCLES.
Debtor: John BRIDGEWATER of Marston.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1562

BAROWE
LAWRENCE
LEWES
POOLLE
TAYLOR
LEWES, John - of Kingsland, 1562.
son John;   dau Agnes wife of John BAROWE.
Beneficiary: Agnes daughter of Richard LAWRENCE.
Debtor: Gryffyth clerk of Prestene.
Witnesses: Thomas TAYLOR clerk,   John TAYLOR,   John BAROWE,   John POOLLE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1562

BAROWE
LAWRENCE
LEWES
POOLLE
TAYLOR
LEWES, John - of Kyngeslond (Kingsland), 18 Jul 1562. (#)
to Agnes my daughter the wife of John BAROWE;   to Agnes LAWRENCE daughter of Richard LAWRENCE;   rest to my son John.
Debtor: Gryffyth clerk of Prestene [Presteigne].
Witnesses: Thomas TAYLOR clerk & John TAYLOR &   John BAROWE &   John POOLLE.
Will dated 18 Jul 1562. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1562

BEENGTONES
BLOCKESEW
BRACE
KNYGHT
LONG
LONGE
MORE
POWLE
LONG, Richard - of the Lowe, Pembridge, 7 Nov 1562. [4 Eliz I] (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   to my son John LONG;   to Elyanore KNYGHT;   to Roger KNYGHT;   to Henry POWLE of Staggebache [Stagbatch];   to Thomas MORE of Marston;   to Elnore LONGE;   rest to my wife Margery*.
Overseer: Master George BRACE.
Witnesses: Jhes BEENGTONES &   George BRACE &   Henry LONG &   Robert BLOCKESEW.
Will dated 7 Nov 1562. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1563

FLATCHER
GEEILLS
JENYNS
LIDE
OWEN
VICARES
WEAVER
LIDE, Hughe - of Prestiegne, 1563.
wife Johan*, dau Anne*;   kinsmen Richard LIDE, John LIDE.
Creditors: Roberte JENYNS,   John ab OWEN,   John FLATCHER,   Roger VICARES.
Overseers: kinsmen Richard LIDE, John LIDE.
Witnesses: Walter WEAVER,   Richard LIDE,   Richard GEEILLS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1564

EVANS
LEWES
LEWIS
PYE
LEWES (LEWIS), Roger - of Kevernowe (Kivernoll), Much Dewchurch, 1562.
Beneficiaries: wife Elizabeth - 2 oxen, 4 kyne to be delivered at discretion of son Richard LEWES, my brother's son 1 cow;   son Richard* - residue with note that testator had previously granted all lands, leases etc to Richard with proviso widow was to have use of house.
Witnesses: Griffith ap PYE, gent,   David EVANS.
Note: son Richard LEWIS, gent died Much Dewchurch 1589. His monument was in the church until the 1877 refurbishment.
Probate 1564 - PCC; 32 Stevenson.

Contact: Maggie & Adrian Verry

 

1566

FLETCHER
GEILES
KNOKE
LIDE
RUSTELNE
SAWIER
LIDE, Peter - of Combe Pembridge, 1566.
dau Elizabeth;   sons Roger* and John.
Overseer: son John.
Witnesses: Richard GEILES,   John FLETCHER the elder,   Edward RUSTELNE,   Phelip SAWIER,   John KNOKE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1567

FLETCHER
GEILES
KNOKE
LIDE
RUSTELNE
SAWIER
LIDE, Peter - of Combe in Presteigne, 13 Feb 1566/7. (#)
to my daughter Elizabeth;   to my son Roger*.
Overseer: my son John.
Witnesses: Richard GEILES &   John FLETCHER the elder &   Edward RUSTELNE &   Phelip SAWIER &   John KNOKE.
Will dated 13 Feb 1566/7. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1578

CHILDE
COOKE
LEWES
PARTRIDGE
WHELER
LEWES, Katherine - widow, 1578.
Beneficiaries: William COOKE, Johan COOKE and her daughter Johan WHELER,   Katherine daughter of Johan WHELER,   children of Thomas CHILDE of Weobley.
Executors: William COOKE of Wellington,   Richard PARTRIDGE of Sarnesfield.
Witnesses: Walter WHELER and his wife Johan,   David servant of William COOKE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1578

COOKE
LEWES
PARTRICHE
PARTRIDGE
WHELER
LEWES, Katherine - widow, 20 Jul 1572.
to the poor folkes of Webley [Weobley], Pembridge & Wellington;   to William COOKE a gowne once my husband's;   to Johan COOKE & to Johan WHELER her daughter;   to Katherine daughter of Johan WHELER;   rest to children of Thomas CHILDE of Webley;   William COOKE* of Wellington &   Richard PARTRIDGE* of Sarnesfield;  
Witnesses: Walter WHELER &   Johan his wife &   Davide servant of William COOKE;  
Proved (PCC) 26 Jun 1578 by Richard PARTRICHE.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

BADLOND
LONGE
NASHE
STEADE
WOODDEHOWSE
LONGE, John - husbandman, of the Lowe Pembridge, 1582.
wife Jane*;   sons Richard*, William, George, Walter and Edmonde;   son in law John BADLOND, dau Elenor BADLOND.
Beneficiaries: Johan STEADE,   Philip NASHE,   John WOODDEHOWSE all creditors

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

BURCHER
BYTHEL
GROUBE
JACKETT
LLAWELLINGE
MURCOTT
SMITHE
YEVANS
LLAWELLINGE, Roger - husbandman, of Murcott Pembridge, 1582.
wife Margreat;   son Hughe*;   son in law John BURCHER;   servant Johan.
Beneficiaries: John and Thomas sons of John BURCHER,   John son of Richard JACKETT.
Mentioned: Thomas GROUBE,   James BYTHEL.
Witnesses: John MURCOTT and wife,   John BURCHER and wife,   Richard YEVANS and wife,   Thomas SMITHE jnr.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

BURCHER
COLRICKE
DICKINS
JACKETT
LLAWELLINGE
MURCOTT
POWELL
LLAWELLINGE, Margreat - widow, of Murcott Pembridge, 1582.
sons John BURCHER and Phelippe BURCHER;   grandsons William, John, Thomas and Lewis sons of John BURCHER;   granddaughter Johan daughter of John BURCHER;   servant Johan.
Beneficiaries: Hughe LLAWELLINGE's two children,   Ales DICKINS,   Johan COLRICKE,   Johan ap POWELL.
Executor: Richard JACKETT.
Witnesses: John MURCOTT and wife,   Hughe LLAWELLINGE and wife.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

GRENE
JEVAN
LYDE
LYDE, John - of Knill, 1582.
sons Roger, John, Edward and Thomas*.
Beneficiary: Ane ap JEVAN.
Overseer: son Roger.
Witnesses: Richard GRENE,   Phelip ap JEVAN,   Roger LYDE the elder.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

ALYDE
GRENE
JEVAN
LYDE
LYDE, John - of Knill, 25 Jun 1582. (#)
to be buried Knill;   to my sons: Roger, John, Edward & Thomas*;   to Ane ap JEVAN;   to Roger husbandry implements.
Overseer: my son Roger.
Witnesses: Richard GRENE &   Phelip ap JEVAN &   Roger ALYDE the elder.
Will dated 25 Jun 1582. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

A'NASHE
BADLOND
LONGE
STEADE
WOODDEHOWESE
LONGE, John - of the Lowe, Pembridge, husbandman, 1 Sep 1582. (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   to my son Richard LONGE* who is to pay 46s.8d. to John STEADE &   Philippe A NASHE &   John WOODDEHOWESE;   to my other sons William & George & Walter & Edmonde;   to my son in law John BADLOND 3 kine to my son in law John BADLOND 3 kine & a bullock for money due to him of his marriage money;   to his wife Eleanor & to her children 3 yearlings;   rest to Jane* my wife.
Will dated 1 Sep 1582. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

BURCHER
BYTHEL
GROUBE
JACKETT
LLAWELLINGE
MURCOTT
SMITHE
YEVANS
LLAWELLINGE, Roger - of Murcott (Moorcot) in Pembridge, husbandman, 10 Nov 1582. (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   to my wife Margreat;   to my son Hughe land team & growing rye between Thomas GROUBE and me;   to my son in law John BURCHER;   to John BURCHER's 2 sons: John & Thomas;   to my son Hughe's 2 children rye growing on James BLYTHEL's ground in Heldfield;   to John JACKETT son of Richard JACKETT;   to my maid Johan;   rest to my son Hugh*.
Witnesses: John MURCOTT & wife &   John BURCHER & wife &   Richard YEVANS & wife &   Thomas SMITHE junior.
Will dated 10 Nov 1582. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

A'BURCHER
A'BURCHER'
BURCHER
COLRICKE
DICKINS
JACKETT
LLAWELLINGE
MURCOTT
POWELL
LLAWELLINGE, Margreat - of Murcott (Moorcot) in Pembridge, widow, 12 Nov 1582. (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   to my son John A BURCHER;   to William BURCHER & John A BURCHER sons of John A BURCHER;   to Johan A BURCHER daughter of John A BURCHER;   to John A BURCHER's youngest sons Thomas & Lewis;   to Hughe LLAWELLINGE's 2 children;   to my son Phelippe BURCHER;   to my maid Johan;   to Ales DICKINS & Johan COLRICKE & Johan ap POWELL;   Richard JACKETT*.
Witnesses: John MURCOTT & wife &   Hughe LLAWELLINGE & wife.
Will dated 12 Nov 1582. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1582

AGGE
AGGES
ARUNDELL
EASTE
HOME
JAUNCY
LOVELL
PYTT
YONGER
LOVELL, Thomas - of Stretton Grandison, 11 Dec 1582.
Jhon AGGE - his daur Alex;   the rest of Jhon AGGES children viz: Thomas, Jhon, Wyllyam, Edmonde,   Ane, Elyner, & Elizabeth;   Walter JAUNCY - his children viz: Antonye, Sybyll;   his daur Ane;   Jane PYTT,   my daur Margrete AGGE;   Walter JAUNCY - his youngest daur Susanna;   Rychad HOME,   Phyllypp EASTE,   my wife Elynor;   James YONGER and James ARUNDELL.
Proved - Hereford; Ref FHL#91658.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1587

BAKER
BARNABYE
GALES
GOUGHE
HOPPWOOD
LYDE
NEWTON
PRYCE
SMYTH
STEDE
LYDE, Rychard - of Pembridge, 1587.
wife Maude*;   sons Rychard, John, William and Walter;   daughters Anne, Johan and Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Walter STEDE the elder,   John GOUGHE,   Thomas SMYTH,   Phillip BAKER,   Ry NEWTON.
Creditors: John BAKER the younger,   Walter STEDE,   Mr Robert BARNABYE,   Edward GALES,   Rychard PRYCE,   Jeffrey HOPPWOOD.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

BAKER
BARNABYE
GALES
GOUGHE
HOPPWOOD
LYDE
NEWTON
PRYCE
SMYTH
STEDE
LYDE, Richard - of Pembridge, 5 Sep 1587. (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   to my sons Rychard, John, William & Walter;   to my daughters Anne, Johan & Elizabeth;   to Maude* my wife.
Witnesses: Walter STEDE the elder &   John GOUGHE &   Thomas SMYTH &   Phillip BAKER &   Ry NEWTON.
Creditors: John BAKER the younger &   Walter STEDE &   Mr Robert BARNABYE &   Edward GALES &   Rychard PRYCE &   Jeffrey HOPPWOOD.
Will dated 5 Sep 1587. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1588

GRIFFITH
LEWIS
SMYTH
LEWIS, John, - of Craswall.
sons Howell John LEWIS, David John LEWIS, Lewis John LEWIS;   daus Johan, Maud*.
Beneficiaries: Johan verch Rees GRIFFITH, Margaret verch Rees GRIFFITH.
Witnesses: Thomas John LEWIS,   Richard SMYTH,   Elizabeth John LEWIS.
Proved Brecon 1588.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1588

KNYGHTE
LAWRENCE
SHOWELL
WOODYATT
LAWRENCE, John - of Catley, Bosbury, 13 Apr 1588.
wife Elizabeth;   son in law Richard WOODYATT and his wife;   daur in law Margaret SHOWELL;   son Richard LAWRENCE;   daurs Isabell and Alles;   son in law his daur Elizabeth;   Richard KNYGHTE oweth me.
Overseers: brother Richard LAWRENCE and son in lawe Richard WOODYATT.
Proved - Hereford; Ref FHL#91658.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1593

DEAKINS
GRIFFITES
GRONONS
HEB
HILL
LEGG
MORTON
PARKER
SELING
VAUGHAN
YOUNGE
LEGG, Elen - widow, late of Wigmore now of Stepleton, 1593.
sons Thomas and Robert;   grandson Edward son of Thomas;   granddaughter Margaret daughter of Darity;   daughters Ane VAUGHAN,   Joan/Jovan MORTON,   Margatet HEB,   Lowry DEAKINS, Sewisy and Darity;   son in law Thomas VAUGHAN.
Beneficiaries: Margaret VAUGHAN, Forten VAUGHAN,   godson Edmond VAUGHAN,   Thomas PARKER and his sister Margery.
Mentioned: William MORTON and Johan his wife,   Robert SELING gent,   Francis HILL.
Executor: Thomas VAUGHAN.
Witnesses: John YOUNGE,   Hugh GRONONS,   James GRIFFITES.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1593

DEAKINS
GRIFFITES
GRONOUS
HEB
HILL
LEGG
LEGGE
MORTON
PARKER
SELING
VAUGHAN
YOUNGE
LEGG, Elen - late of Wigmore, now of Stepleton, widow, 13 Nov 1593. (#)
to be buried Presteigne;   to Thomas my son;   to his son Edward;   to Ane VAUGHAN my daughter;   to my daughter Jovan money in hands of William MORTON & Johan his wife;   to my 3 daughters: Anne VAUGHAN, Margaret HEB & Joan MORTON money owed by Robert SELING gent &   Francis HILL;   to Robert my son;   to Lowry DEAKINS my daughter;   to Jovan MORTON my daughter;   to Thomas VAUGHAN my son in law;   to Sewisy my daughter;   to Margaret VAUGHAN;   to Forten VAUGHAN;   to my godson Edmond VAUGHAN;   to the 5 children of Thomas LEGGE;   to Margaret daughter of my daughter Darity;   to Thomas PARKER & Margery his sister;   rest to Thomas VAUGHAN*.
Witnesses: John YOUNGE &   Hugh GRONOUS &   James GRIFFITES.
Will dated 13 Nov 1593. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1607

BRACE
FERROR
HAWKINS
LOCHARD
ROWALL
SYVALL
LOCHARD, Myles - of Lene, gent, 1 Jul 1606.
to be buried Pembridge church;   my lease from my uncle BRACE of the house in Noke in which ROWALL dwells to my wife Johan* for life & then to my son Robert;   my cousin Robert HAWKINS & George SYVALL my trustees to allow them to live there as I made the trust before I married;   rest of my lands to Johan my wife for life & then to my son Robert, but if he die without issue then the customary lands in Lene to my cousin Thomas LOCHARD;   lands in Shobdon, Aymestrey & Yetton to be sold by my cousin Richard HAWKINS & my cousin James BRACE;   my goods to my wife & then to Robert (my son)
Executors: my brothers William LOCHARD* & Richard LOCHARD*.
Witnesses: James BRACE & Ambrose FERROR.
Proved (PCC) 11 Feb 1606/7 by William LOCHARD & Johan LOCHARD.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/109 f18.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1634

ADDICE
ADDIS
COLEMAN
COLMAN
LANE
LAWRENCE
WYLES
LANE, Armilla - of All Saints, Hereford, widow, 7 Mar 1631.
to my daughter Armilla LAWRENCE (wife of James LAWRENCE) - the house i/t/p All Saints parish in which I now live for her life and then to John LAWRENCE my grandson else to Armilla LAWRENCE my grand-daughter (<17) else to Frances LAWRENCE my grand-daughter (<17) else to Samuel LANE son of James LANE Gent.
My brother William COLEMAN and brothers-in-law James LANE and Nicholas LANE;   my nieces Joan ADDICE, Margaret ADDICE and Armilla ADDICE;   niece Marie WYLES;   brother-in-law [sic: ?= half-brother] John COLEMAN;   nephew William ADDICE;   Thomas LANE son of my brother Nicholas [LANE].
Executor: my son-in-law James LAWRENCE.
Overseers: brothers-in-law James LANE and Nicholas LANE.
Witnesses: James LANE,   William COLEMAN,   Nicholas LANE,   William ADDICE.
Proved 10 Jan 1633/4 by James LAWRENCE (the Exor.)
Notes: John LANE and Armile COLMAN (sic) were mar 24 Feb 1595 at Kingsland; her sister Margaret COLMAN was married there to Thomas ADDIS on 13 Nov 1596.
For the Will of Armilla LAWRENCE see 24 Mar 1654.

 

1639

A'PELLICE
AP'ELLIS
ASTON
BALY
BAYLIE
BEVAN
CRONE
DAVIES
DAVIS
GOMEY
GOUGH
GREENLY
GRENLY
GROVE
GRYME
HALL
HALLE
KNOWLES
LEWES
LUTER
LYDD
LYDE
MASON
MELLEN
MELLING
PHELIPES
PHILLIPPES
PHILLIPS
PRICE
RODD
RODE
SCAUNDRETT
SKANDRED
TRAUNTER
VAUGHAN
WEAVER
WEBB
LYDE [LYDD], Elizabeth - of Nash, widow, 30 Apr 1635 [2 Jun 1637].
[to be buried in Presteigne church];   to poor of Prestene [Presteigne] - £5;   to my sister Dorothie RODE wife of my brother Hugh RODE - 3 pewter dishes etc & £10 when her husband has newbuilt the parlour of the house at Wegnoll where he dwells;   [to Jane LUTER a flockbed];   to James RODD son of my brother William RODD[*] - a bedstead etc;   [to Thomas RODD son of my brother William RODD - £10];   to [my godson] Hugh RODD son of my brother Hugh RODE - silver bowl etc;   to Ales GRENLY wife of Philip GRENLY of Titley [£5] brass pans & £10 from GRYME's land;   [to my cousin John LYDD of the Rodd - £5];   [to Thomas HALL son of James HALLE - £7];   to my cousin Margaret PRICE [£10] wife of John PRICE esquire - flaxen sheets etc;   to my 2 cousins Thomas PHILLIPS & John PHILLIPS sons of my brother in law Richard PHILLIPS - £10 each;   to my brother Walter RODD - a warming pan & £40 to be divided between his children;   to his daughter Charyty RODD a chest etc;   to Thomas GOUGH son of Thomas GOUGH [clerk] late of Presteigne - 40s.;   to Evan AP ELLIS [son of Evan A PELLICE] my godson - 40s.;   to Margaret GROVE (my goddaughter) - 40s.;   [to Margaret CRONE daughter of Nicklas CRONE - 40s.];   [to Elnor WEBB - 40s.];   to my cousin Elinor SCAUNDRETT - £7-15s.;   to Edward GREENLY (my cousin) son of Philip GREENLY of Titley - £5;   to my sister [in law] Ann RODD wife of my brother William RODD [£4] - flaxen sheets etc;   to my brother William RODD - £20 [£30];   to the children of Thomas LYDE of the Lake lately deceased - £3 each;   to my cousin Joan KNOWLES - 50s;   [to Elnor KNOWLES - £3];   to my cousin Sibill SCAUNDRETT [SKANDRED] widow - 50s [£3];   to my cousin Thomas RODD son of my brother William RODD - £3;   to my sister Ann PHILLIPS - £10 [£20];   to my sister Mary BAYLIE [BALY £20] - £10 & to her son James BAYLIE £5 [& her son Thomas £5];   to my cousin William PHILLIPS[*] - £10 from GRYME's land;   [to Elizabeth PHILLIPPES wife of my cousin William PHILLIPES - £4];   [to my godson Thomas PHILLIPS son of my cousin William PHILLIPS - £10];   [to my cousin Thomas PHELIPES of London & his brother John PHELIPES - £10 each];   to my sister [in law] Margerie RODD [wife of my brother James RODD] - spoons etc to be given to her daughters Jane & Debora;   to my goddaughter Barbara ASTON;   to Elizabeth GREENLY daughter of Phillip GREENLY of Titley a pot etc & to her sister Margery [£10] a chest etc;   to Katherine GREENLY & Sibill MELLEN [MELLING] sisters of Phillip GREENLY of Titley - 40s. each;   [to Phillip GRENLY of Titley - £10];   to my brother Walter RODD - £10;   to my brother William RODD - £10;   if James son of my said brother William RODD query the money to be paid by my brother Walter RODD for consideration that my deceased husband John LYDE conveyed certain lands called Wildburcher to my said brother Walter RODD & his heirs then James's legacy to be void;   to my cousin Elizabeth VAUGHAN [wife of Thomas VAUGHAN] - hempen napkins etc;   [to her sister Anne GOMEY];   to my cousin Anne RODD daughter of my brother Walter RODD - hempen napkins etc;   to Charyty RODD - napkins etc;   my brothers James RODD* of Hereford esquire & William RODD* of the Nash.
Overseers: my brothers Walter RODD & Hugh RODD [not appointed overseer in 1637 will]
Witnesses: Andrew DAVIES clerk &   Walter RODD &   William TRAUNTER &   William WEAVER. [Edward LEWES &   James RODD &   Made DAVIS &   Anne PHILLIPPES &   Anne RODD &   David BEVAN]
Codicil: 29 May 1637. In regard that her brother Water RODD had not dealt well with her so his legacy of £10 & other gifts to be void & also the £40 given to his children.
Witnesses: Anne RODD &   Made DAVIES &   Abraham MASON.
Proved (PCC) 25 May 1639 by James RODD esquire the executor.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/180 f86.
Note: The testator made two Wills. The first was proved (PCC) 2 Sep 1637 by William RODD with power reserved to William PHILLIPPES. TNA Ref: PROB 11/175 f119. The second was proved 2 years later, 25 May 1639. Where the details of the first Will differ from the details in the second Will the first version is given in this abstract in square brackets.

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1654

BAYNARD
CHAMBERLAINE
COOKE
HUGHES
LANE
LAWRANCE
LAWRENCE
PAYNARD
SANFORD
WALL
LAWRANCE [sometimes LAWRENCE], Armella - of All Saints, Hereford, widow, 2 Mar 1653.
my daughter Armell BAYNARD [but later named as PAYNARD] and my son John LAWRENCE;   Armilla PAYNARD (daughter of Thomas PAYNARD);   my grandchildren John PAYNARD and Thomas PAYNARD;   servant Ambrose HUGHES;   ?Kinett COOKE, Anne COOKE;   Margarett ……;   my late mother Armella LANE (and her Will)
Executrix: my daughter Katherine LAWRENCE.
Overseers: Walter WALL Esq and my son-in-law thomas PAYNARD.
Witnesses: John SANFORD,   Thomas CHAMBERLAINE,   John SANFORD junior.
Proved PCC London 24 Mar 1654 by Katherine LAWRENCE.

 

1663

CARPENTER
JAUNCEY
KYRLE
LEA
LILL
POWLE
LILL, Francis - of Yatton, Much Marcle.
Richard LILL and Margery his wife and the rest of my servant{s};   Richard LEA;   my son John JAUNCEY, gent and my grandchild Thomas JAUNCEY his son;   Sir John KYRLE and Francis.., Esq. Owe me by bond;   my daur Ursela;   Elizabeth daur of Henry POWLE deceased;   my grandchildren Ursela POWLE, Henry POWLE, Deborah POWLE and Hester POWLE;   Thomas CARPENTER and Richard LILL.
Witnesses: Jo: JAUNCEY,   Richard LILL.
Proved 28 Feb 1663 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1665

ARTHER
BROMEDGE
BROWNE
GREGORY
HOLMES
JONES
KYDLEY
LECHMERE
PRICE
WALL
WALTER
LECHMERE, Roger - of Fanhope [Fownhope], 4 Aug 1659.
to Fanhope poor £6;   to Edward JONES minister of Fanhope £2;   to my uncle William ARTHER;   to my godson Lechmere WALTER £40 when 21;   to my godson John KYDLEY £100 when 21 (not yet 12);   to my wife Anna LECHMERE my goods, & all lands in Fanhope then to her heirs until £3000 is paid by my cousin Nicholas LECHMERE of Hanley Castle, esquire, then to him, so it will continue in the name & family from which I am descended;   to my wife other land in Fanhope, namely Trylloes & land bought from Isaac BROMEDGE.
Witnesses: Edward JONES minister &   William HOLMES &   Francis WALL junior &   Francis HOLMES &   Milborough BROWNE.
Codicil: 21 Dec 1664. £3000 legacy varied.
Witnesses: William GREGORY &   Henry PRICE &   William HOLMES &   Francis WALL junior.
Proved (PCC) 1 Apr 1665 by Anna LECHMERE. TNA Ref: PROB 11/316 f41.

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1666

BACON
LAURENCE
LAWRENCE
MATTHEWS
MEADOWCOURT
SMYTH
LAWRENCE, Richard - of Bosbury, 29 Nov 1665.
wife Susan - land in possession of Richard MATTHEWS in manor of Upleadon and Temple Court in Bosbury;   son Michael LAWRENCE - the Lea, Upleadon;   son in law William SMYTH;   grandchild Thomas SMYTH - my horse;   grandchild Michael LAURENCE - my yearling.
Witnesses: Robert MEADOWCOURT,   Michael LAWRENCE,   Ric: BACON.
Proved 28 Oct 1666 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1667

ECCLESON
LLOYD
NEWMAN
RICKARDS
WILLIAMS
LLOYD, Hugh - of Presteigne, 25 Mar 1667.
to my daughter Mary £50 when 21;   to my daughter Jane £40 when 16;   to my son John;   to my son Hugh £40 when 15;   my wife*.
Witnesses: Thomas ECCLESON &   John WILLIAMS &   Samuel RICKARDS &   David (X) NEWMAN &   John NEWMAN.
Proved at Hereford 6 Apr 1667.

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1679

BENNETT
HILL
LOCK
LOCKE
SAWYER
SLAUGHTER
WEBLEY
LOCKE, Edward - of Bishop Froome, carpenter, 30 Mar 1679.
Bond of 50£ in hands of John WEBLEY of the Hill, gent and bond to William SAWYER of Castle Frome;   my son Richard LOCKE;   my daur HILL and her younger children.
Bond from Mr. SLAUGHTER of Chenies;   my daur Anne LOCKE.
Bond from Philipp BENNETT of Stoke Lacy;   grandchild Jane LOCK.
Witnesses: Bellingham SLAUGHTER, John SLAUGHTER.
Proved 8 Jan 1679 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1679

BULLOCK
HIGGINS
LLOYD
PROSSER
SMYTH
LLOYD, Edward - of Bach i/t/p of Dorstone co. Hereford, Esquire, 13 Sep 1679. (N)
£50 to be a stock to the poor of Dorstone for ever (the interest to be shared out amongst them every Good Friday);   nephew Edward LLOYD - a messuage in Landilovaneer co. Carmarthen after the death of Anne my wife in exchange for £500;   nephew Henry LLOYD (son of my brother John LLOYD) - a messuage in co. Carmarthen after the death of my sister Elizabeth LLOYD.
Sole Executrix and residuary legatee: my dear wife Anne LLOYD.
Witnesses: Thomas PROSSER, Clerk [in Holy Orders];   Thomas SMYTH;   Thomas BULLOCK,   and Richard ..EATE
Proved PCC London 6 Nov 1679 by the Relict.
Notes: The testator's wife may have been married previously to Thomas HIGGINS (see his Will 1666)

 

1681

BATHOES
LEGG
LEGGE
MELLICHAPP
VAUGHAN
LEGG, Joyce - of Willey, widow, late wife of Edward LEGG of Willey, gent., 30 Dec 1671.
to my son in law John VAUGHAN* of Stocking;   to my grandsons (sons of John VAUGHAN): Edward VAUGHAN, John VAUGHAN, Thomas VAUGHAN, Francis VAUGHAN;   to my grandson Henry VAUGHAN;   to my grandson Charles VAUGHAN;   to my granddaughters (daughters of said John VAUGHAN) Joyce & Anne VAUGHAN;   to (unborn) child of daughter Anne VAUGHAN;   to my son Edward LEGGE.
Witnesses: Walter BATHOES & Ri: MELLICHAPP.
Proved at Hereford 3 Dec 1681 by John VAUGHAN.

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1685

BENNETT
COOJE
FREEMAN
HAYLINGS
LAWRENCE
ROBINSON
SMYTH
LAWRENCE, James - of Lower Hopton, Much Cowarne, 22 Mar 1684.
son Richard LAWRENCE, he paying Mr. John FREEMAN 6 score£ with interest to maintain Elizabeth LAWRENCE;   daur Mary HAYLINGS;   kinsman John LAWRENCE;   brother John's 3 daurs Margarett, Elinor and Elizabeth;   kinswoman Elizabeth SMYTH;   kinsmen and women Richard BENNETT, William BENNETT,   Elizabeth and Rebecca BENNETT - 2s. 6d;   all my godchildren - 2s.;   Roger ROBINSON - 2s.;   Poor of Much Cowarne;   wife Mary.
Witnesses: Martha LAWRENCE,   Roger ROBINSON,   William COOJE.
Proved 22 Apr 1685 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.
NB: my 8th great grandfather - sjk

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1687

FLETCHER
LAWRENCE
WILLIAMS
LAWRENCE, Philip - of Staunton on Arrow, 12 Sep 1683.
to be buried Staunton;   to William LAWRENCE* my brother my house, etc, & the Moores for life, then to Thomas LAWRENCE my brother's son;   to Elizabeth LAWRENCE my brother William's daughter the Blackpoule, etc.
Witnesses: Silvester FLETCHER &   John FLETCHER &   Elinor ? WILLIAMS.
Proved at Hereford 3 Oct 1687.

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1691

BENGOUGH
CARVER
CLARKE
FLETCHER
GORE
LAWRENCE
SARE
SHERBORNE
THOMAS
VAUGHAN
WATIS
WELDISH
WOODHOUSE
LAWRENCE, William - of Staunton on Arrow, yeoman, 20 Aug 1691.
to my son Thomas LAWRENCE land, the meadow at Washers bridge, Staunton on Arrow;   to my daughter Elinor LAWRENCE;   to my daughter Hannah LAWRENCE;   to my son John LAWRENCE*;   to Charles CLARKE of Lingen;   to Ralph SARE of Kington;   to John WATIS of Shobdon;   to Mrs CARVER of Ludlow;   to John VAUGHAN of Marston;   to Mr WELDISH of Noke;   to my 2 sons Francis & Thomas LAWRENCE;   to my daughter Elizabeth LAWRENCE;   to my daughter Sible BENGOUGH;   to my son William LAWRENCE.
Overseers: my friends Nicholas SHERBORNE rector of Pembridge &   John FLETCHER of Moley [Mowley].
Witnesses: Thomas GORE &   John THOMAS &   John WOODHOUSE.
Proved at Hereford 14 Dec 1691.

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1706

GRIFFITHS
LEWELLIN
WEBLEY
LEWELLIN, John - of Eastnor. (Ad)
Letters granted 22 Jun 1706 to John LEWELLIN (s) of Eastnor (son of deceased)
Other Bondsmen: Benjamin WEBLEY (s) of Maidstone, Kent;   & Richard GRIFFITHS of the City of Hereford.   No Inventory.

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1707

GRIFITTS
GUNTER
JAY
LANE
LAWRANCE
LAWRENCE
LUMBUTT
MORRIS
MUNN
PRICE
WILLIAMS
LAWRANCE, Matthew - of Hope under Dinmore, 22 Apr 1707.
my daur Elizabeth wife of John JAY;   note of my son in law dated 15 Apr;   kinsman John GRIFITTS of Lugwardine and his 3 children John Elizabeth & Harry;   my kinsman Thomas LAWRENCE of Hope under Dinmore;   my kinsman John LAWRANCE of Bodenham and his sister Elizabeth LANE;   my kinswoman Alice GUNTER wife of Griffith GUNTER of Penkam;   my kinswoman Ann LUMBUTT of Withington;   my son in law John JAY and my kinsman Richard LAWRENCE of Stoke Lacy;   Thomas PRICE (now my servant) and Elizabeth his sister;   John JAY of Leominster and Thomas WILLIAMS of Hope under Dinmore.
Witnesses: Mary MORRIS,   John WILLIAMS,   Thomas MUNN.
Proved 10 May 1707 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

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1710

EVANS
LEWELLIN
LEWELLING
LLEWELLIN
PRICE
ROGERS
LLEWELLIN, Thomas - of Shenmore in Madley, yeoman, 2 Mar 1709.
Legatees: wife Elizabeth LEWELLING;   son Thomas LEWELLING;   dau Rebekah LEWELLING.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth LEWELLING.   Testator signed as "Thomas LEWELLIN".
Witnesses: Thomas PRICE (s),   Wm ROGERS (s),   John EVANS (x)
Property mentioned: houses & land in Tibberton & Madley.   Inventory valued at £95.11.06.
Probate 12 Jul 1710 to Elizabeth LEWELLING.

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1712

BOND
EUSTANCE
HIGGINS
LEWIS
MADEY
PARRY
POWELL
PRICHARD
THOMAS
WATERS
LEWIS, Silvanus - of the township of Longtown i/t/p Clodock, co Hereford, Gent., 6 Jun 1712 (when sick & weak)
to trusty and well-beloved friend and kinsman William MADEY [?MADDY] of Monmouth [town] Gent and my cousin [recte nephew] Abraham WATERS of The Hay co Brecon Tinker as Trustees to pay the following legacies:
An annuity for life of £5 to my sister Dorothy WATERS of The Hay, widow (mother of the a/n Abraham);   to my kinsman William BOND - £20 (if demanded);   to my niece Joan POWELL wife of John POWELL of Eaton [?Bishop] co Hereford Gent - £10 with a feather bed, bolster & other bedding + curtains &c.;   to my godson John HIGGINS - £10;   to my servant maid Ann EUSTANCE - a feather bed and bolster, a chest and pewter dishes, and to another maid Katherine EUSTANCE - £5 with one of the largest brass pots and some pewter dishes;   to my servant man Samuel PARRY - 50/-;   to each of the legitimate children of my late brother Marmaduke LEWIS dec'd - one shilling;   £20 for my funeral expenses and twopence dole to all the poor who attend.
Executors: Wiliam MADEY and Abraham WATERS.   Signed by Testator.
Witnesses: John THOMAS,   Walter PARRY,   John PRICHARD.
Proved London 22 Oct 1712 by Exors - PCC.

 

1712

BAKER
CLARK
CRUMPE
JACOBS
LAWRENCE
LAWRENCE, James - of London, mariner, 16 Dec 1709 (in perfect health)
my goods to my good friend Mr Alexander JACOBS of Aldermanbury [London], merchant (my sole Executor) in trust for my dearly beloved mother Mary LAWRENCE of the City of Hereford who will divide them amongst the family as she thinks fit.   Signed by Testator.
Witnesses: Adam John CLARK,   John BAKER,   Charles CRUMPE.
Proved London 27 Oct 1712 by Alexander JACOBS - PCC.
This Will was immediately followed by that of [? another] James LAWRENCE mariner serving on HMS Feversham [but as I had not downloaded the next page, I cannot say whether this was the same or a different testator.

 

1723

EYSHAM
HUSBANDS
LEWELLYN
LLEWELLIN
LLEWELLIN, Jane - of Clehonger, widow. (Ad)
Letters granted 23 Feb 1722/3 to John LLEWELLIN (s) of Clehonger, farmer (son of deceased)
Other Bondsmen: Thomas HUSBANDS (x) of Madley, farmer;   & Abell EYSHAM (s) of Clehonger, Miller.   Inventory valued at £19.7.8.
Note: Jane LEWELLYN, widow, was buried at Clehonger on 9 Feb 1722/3.

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1725

HATHWAY
HOMES
LOCK
SLAUGHTER
LOCK, Richard - of Bishops Frome, 7 Dec 1725.
my 2 daurs Jane LOCK and Alice HATHWAY, widow;   Elizeus HATHWAY son of Alice HATHWAY;   my wife Joan;   my son Joseph LOCK;   my son Richard LOCK the yr.
Witnesses: J SLAUGHTER,   John HOMES,   Elizeus HATHWAY.
Proved 31 Dec 1725 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.
NB: husband to my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1727

LAURENCE
LAWRENCE
TROVELL
LAWRENCE, Richard - of Hazell, Much Cowarne, 28 May 1723.
my son Richard LAURENCE - 5£;   my daur Mary LAWRENCE my sole executor.
Witnesses: Ursula TROVELL,   Rebecca TROVELL,   Jos: TROVELL.
Proved 2 Sep 1727 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.
NB: my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1727

JONES
LEWELLIN
LLEWELLIN
MARRETT
TAYLOR
LLEWELLIN, Thomas - of Monmouth, Victular, 28 Jun 1726. (Will+Ad)
Letters granted 25 Sep 1727 to Anne LEWELLIN the widow.[1]
Legatees: wife Anne LLEWELLIN;   son John LLEWELLIN;   daus Elizabeth & Mary LLEWELLIN.
Executor: Richard TAYLOR of Monmouth, gent. Testator signed with a mark.
Witnesses: John TAYLOR (s),   Thomas MARRETT (s),   Adam JONES (s)
Property: 2 houses in Stanton.
Note: [1] Richard TAYLOR declined the burden of Executorship so administration of Thomas's estate was left to Anne.   No Inventory.

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1729

DANFORD
HEATH
LLEWELLIN
NANFAN
NOTT
TOMKIN
TOMKINS
LLEWELLIN, John - of Eastnor, laborer, 2 Jul 1729.
Legatees: wife Sarah LLEWELLIN;   John & Mary HEATH of Dymock, Glos, cooper;   John HEATH of Ledbury, cooper;   kinsman Richard TOMKINS of Eastnor.
Executor: Richard TOMKINS.   Testator signed with a mark.
Witnesses: Ann NOTT (s),   John DANFORD (s),   Giles NANFAN (s)
Property: house in Church End, Eastnor & various fields in the parish - all described.   Inventory valued at £25.03.00.
Probate 12 Jul 1729 to Richard TOMKIN.

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1729

BARNES
BURRASTON
COLLINS
LAWRANCE
MORRIS
TORBILL
LAWRANCE, Richard - of Whitburn, cooper, 18 Sep 1727.
son Richard - land purchased of John BURRASTON;   son John - land at Lulsley in occupation of Danl COLLINS;   daur Elizabeth - 30£;   daur Prudence;   wife Mary.
Witnesses: Sarah MORRIS,   Edward TORBILL,   Wm BARNES.
Proved 28 Jul 1729 - HCC; Ref FHL#91601.

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1730

BOYCE
BURROWS
LLEWELLIN
LLEWELLIN, Elizabeth - of Madley, widow. (Ad)
Letters granted 25 Jul 1730 to Rebecca LLEWELLIN (x) of Madley (daughter of deceased)
Other Bondsmen: Rowland BURROWS of St Nicholas (s);   & Thomas BOYCE (s) of Madley.   Inventory valued at £19.10.0.

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1738

HUSBANDS
LEWELLING
LUELLIN
PHILLPOTS
PHILLPOTTS
PRITCHARD
WATHAN
LEWELLING, Mary - of Clehonger, widow, 31 Oct 1737.
Legatees: eldest son John LEWELLING;   youngest son Edward LEWELLING.
Executor: Thomas PRITCHARD of Clehonger, mason.
Trustee: Richard PHILLPOTS.   Testatrix signed with a mark.
Witnesses: James WATHAN (s),   William HUSBANDS (s),   Richd PHILLPOTTS (s)
Property: cottage & lands in Clehonger.   Inventory valued at £18.06.06.
Probate 21 Jan 1737/8 to Thomas PRITCHARD.
Note: on 29 Apr 1737 at Clehonger, John LUELLIN was buried. I believe that he was the husband of this Mary LEWELLING. The burial of Mary LEWELLING has not been found. As mentioned elsewhere, a friend & I have done a major study of Clehonger 1670-1770, so I am well familiar with who was whom in the parish at that time.

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1753

JONES
LEWELLING
WILLIAMS
WOODCOCK
LEWELLING, Joan - of Whitney, widow, 23 Apr 1752.
Legatees: son John LEWELLING;   eldest dau Mary WILLIAMS;   younger dau Joan WOODCOCK.
Executor: son John.   Testatrix signed with a mark.
Witnesses: Ben JONES (s);   Thomas JONES (s);   Jno JONES (s)   Inventory valued at £10.
Probate 24 Mar 1753 to John LEWELLING.

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1753

FINCHER
FREEN
GODSALL
LAWRENCE
TROVELL
YAPP
LAWRENCE, James - of Much Cowarne, 15 Apr 1752.
friends John YAPP of Whitbourne and James GODSALL of Ashperton - For use and benefit of my daurs and son James;   wife Mary LAWRENCE;   Land at Withington;   son Richard LAWRENCE;   eldest daur Elizabeth LAWRENCE,   2nd daur and each and every of my daughters until they come to 23.
Witnesses: FREEN/ FINCHER/ TROVELL.
Proved 8 Aug 1753 - HCC; Ref FHL#91625.
NB: my 6th great grand uncle - sjk

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1753

COLLIS
HERBERT
HISSEY
HODGES
LEYSON
NIBLETT
PARDO
PENOYRE
PURNELL
LEYSON, Morgan - Rector of Longworth co. Berks, Clerk, 6 Mar 1752. (being aged and sick)
wishes to be buried at Longworth (if he dies there) and to have a blue stone laid over him;   to my son John LEYSON - £10 for mourning and my silver watch, my books and manuscripts and (if he is 25 or over at my death) my best saddle horse.
Sole Executrix: my dearly beloved wife Mary LEYSON and to have household goods &c. to provide for herself and my son until he has taken his degree as Master of Arts.  Also mentions our Marriage Settlement of £750.
Overseers: the Reverend Doctors PARDO, NIBLETT, HODGES, and PURNELL all of the University of Oxford (+ to have a ring each).
Signed 11 Mar 1752, with Witnesses: Jno HISSEY,   Simon HERBERT,   Paul COLLIS.
Proved PCC 3 Nov 1753 by the Relict.
Notes: [1] John LEYSON, the testator's son, entered Jesus College Oxford in 1749 aged 17.
[2] This family held livings at Longworth co. Berks, Chesilden co. Wilts and Bassaleg co. Monmouth. One of them married an heiress of the PENOYRE family of co. Hereford - cf the Revd Leyson PENOYRE who was invited to finance a coach service from Hay to Hereford c.1841 - see the 2005 issue of the Newsletter of the Golden Valley Studies Group, in the HRO.

 

1759

LAYTON
LAYTON, Henry - of Mathon, 5 Sep 1850.
wife Mary;   sons James, John, Henry, William, Thomas.
Proved 10 Sep 1759 - Worcs.
NB: husband to my 6th great grand aunt - sjk

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1764

DALE
JOHNSON
LINK
THICKINGE
LINK, Peter the elder - of Fownhope, yeoman, 14 Dec 1764. (weak in body)
to my son Peter LINK* - my freehold estate in Fownhope;   to my daughter Elizabeth wife of Benjamin DALE - £10;   to my son in law Stephen THICKINGE in trust for my 2 granddaughters Mary and Anne JOHNSON children of my said daughter by a former marriage £10 when 21;   to my son John LINK £20, but if he die without issue then to be divided between my 2 daughters Elizabeth DALE & Anne THICKINGE;   to my daughter Anne THICKINGE wife of Stephen THICKINGE £20.   Peter (X) LINK.
Will dated 14 Dec 1764. Proved Hereford.

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1770

FREEMAN
HATTEN
LANE
SIRRELL
LANE, John - of Broadley, Ledbury, husbandman, 3 Jun 1769.
wife Elizabeth;   my brother Edward LANE;   my eldest son John;   my 3 daurs Mary, Elizabeth, Susanna.
Witnesses: Thos. FREEMAN,   Wm SIRRELL,   John HATTEN.
Proved 17 Feb 1770 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1777

JENKINS
LEWELLIN
MUTLOE
LEWELLIN, William - of The Marsh, Bridstow, 15 Jul 1777.
Legatees: nephew Samuel LEWELLIN;   Ann MUTLOE, widow of Richard MUTLOE;   nieces Sarah & Margaret, daus of my brother Samuel of the parish of Newent, Glos.
Executor: nephew Samuel LEWELLIN.   Testator signed with a mark.
Witnesses: James LEWELLIN (x);   Thomas JENKINS (s)   No Inventory.
Probate 28 Jul 1777 to Samuel LEWELLIN.

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1782

EVANS
HILL
LEWELLIN
RUDGE
LEWELLIN, William - of Bridstow, barge owner, 26 Nov 1774.
Legatees: wife Anne;   god-daughter & niece Mary LEWELLIN, dau of brother Thomas.
Executrix: wife Anne LEWELLIN.   Testator signed William LEWELLIN.
Witnesses: Thos RUDGE (s),   James HILL (s)   Sworn under £300.   No Inventory.
Probate 7 Nov 1782 to Ann, wife of Rowland EVANS, late LEWELLIN (widow)

Contact: Chris Llewellyn

 

1788

DEW
GREEN
HOPKIN
LLEWELLIN
TOMBS
TRINDER
LLEWELLIN, John - of Whitchurch, Yeoman, 3 Apr 1786.
Legatees: dau Mary, wife of William HOPKIN of Whitchurch;   grandsons John & Edmund TOMBS (sons of dau Mary by her first husband);   grandson William HOPKIN;   granddaughter Ann TOMBS.
Executrix: daughter Mary HOPKIN.   Testator signed with a mark.
Witnesses: John DEW (s),   John GREEN (s),   John Ketway TRINDER (s)
Property: house and land in Whitchurch.   Sworn under £100.
Probate 6 Jun 1788 to Mary HOPKIN.

Contact: Chris Llewellyn

 

1791

AMBREY
JOHNSON
LANE
PREECE
PROSSER
WOOD
WRIGHT
LANE, John - of Billingsley, Parish of Hom Lacey (Holme Lacy).
Died about May or Jun 1791 (at Billingsley, &c.) Will drawn up: 19 Mar 1785;   by Richard PROSSER, Balliol College, Oxford.
Occupation: Yeoman Farmer;   Married: Mary LANE, nee WRIGHT.
Beneficiaries: daughter Elizabeth AMBREY nee LANE, daughter - £10 son in law Joseph AMBREY - £10;   wife Mary LANE - all goods, chattels etc. for rest of her life, provided unmarried;   son John LANE - to receive all goods chattels etc after death of Mother, Mary LANE, nee WRIGHT.
Executors: brother Thomas LANE, of Humber, Herefordshire;   brother Tracy LANE of Leominster.
Witnesses: William JOHNSON;   Thomas PREECE.
Note: Both brothers renounced the Executorship of Said will, and appointed Samuel JOHNSON (Notary Public, one of the Procurators General of the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Hereford) as Proctor.
Probate granted about 10 Jun 1791; Allen WOOD, Surrogate.
NB: this is my great great great great great grandfather - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

 

1794

LAYTON
LAYTON, Henry - of Mathon, 24 Mar 1792.
wife Mary;   daurs Elizabeth, Mary and Martha;   sons Henry, William, Thomas and John.
Proved 15 Mar 1794 - Worcs.
NB: my 1st cousin 7th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1794

AMBREY
LANE
LANE, Thomas - of Priddleton (Farm), Parish of Humber, Herefordshire.
Died after 1794 (at the same address). Will drawn up: 24 Sep 1794.
Occupation: Husbandman;   Batchelor.
Beneficiaries: nephew John LANE, of Holme Lacy, Herefordshire (also Executor);   niece Elizabeth AMBREY, nee LANE - £50.
Probate granted (unknown)
NB: this is my great great great great great great uncle - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

 

1796

COOKE
GRIFFITH
HALSOUT
HARRIS
HEMINGS
HOLT
LINGEN
UNETT
LINGEN, William - of Sutton St. Nicholas, gent, 21 Jun 1796.
my son in law Henry UNETT, esq.;   my daur Ann wife of William COOKE,   my daur Margaret LINGEN;   my son William LINGEN;   my wife Jane;   my brother in law Richard HEMINGS of Silvington, Worcs, gent;   Philip HARRIS of Tupsley;   Rev. Thomas GRIFFITH of Withington, clerk.
Witnesses: Thos GRIFFITH, clerk,   Martha HOLT,   B. HALSOUT, jr.
Proved [?] - HCC; Ref FHL#91560 p.834.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1806

HALL
JONES
LAYTON
SYMONDS
LAYTON, Mary - of Mathon, widow, 7 May 1803.
4 daurs Martha LAYTON,   Ann SYMONDS wife of John SYMONDS of Mathon,   Betty JONES wife of Zenos JONES,   Mary HALL wife of John HALL of Leigh;   grandson Richard SYMONDS son of John and Ann;   sons Henry and Thomas LAYTON;   5 grandchildren Susanna, Richard,   William, Mary, Maria and Elizabeth JONES;   son William Unett LAYTON.
Note: 7 children to divide the residue.
Proved 15 Mar 1806 - Worcs.
NB: wife to my 1st cousin 7th removed - sjk

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1807

DERRY
HULL
LANE
LANE, Tracy - of Strefford, Leominster, gent, 3 Dec 1800.
Francis DERRY of Moretons Court in Moreton Jeffries and Samuel HULL of Stoke Prior, gent;   son Richard - 100£;   sons Francis, Thomas and Tracy and to my daur Sarah - 150£;   dear wife Elizabeth;   son John - 10£;   daur Elizabeth wife of Samuel HULL.
Proved 18 Mar 1807 - HCC; Ref FHL#91613.

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1811

CRUMP
LLOYD
PROCTOR
TIBBS
WOOLLET
LLOYD, Benedicta Abrahall - of Boddington co Gloucester, spinster (late o/t/p Corse, same co), 6 Mar 1811.
To be buried if possible in the parish of Foy co Hereford near to my dear Mother and Father.
nieces Maria Charlotte WOOLLET (wife of Thomas WOOLLET of the Town of Monmouth), Anne TIBBS (wife of Thomas TIBBS of Monmouth) and Winifred Abrahall LLOYD;   god-daughter Elizabeth CRUMP (daughter of Mr Peter CRUMP of Boddington) late of the parish of Corse - 100 guineas at 21 and various small items;   to Mary CRUMP (2nd daughter) and Peter CRUMP (son of Peter CRUMP afsd);   R&R to Peter CRUMP and his wife Elizabeth CRUMP.
Witnesses: James PROCTOR, Martha PROCTOR.
Proved PCC London 18 Apr 1811 by Peter CRUMP sole Exor.

 

1811

ADDENBROOKE
CRIPPS
LLOYD
MINSHULL
MORRIS
LLOYD, Mary - of Leominster, widow, 15 Sep 1804.
Beneficiaries: daughter Cordelia LLOYD;   daughter Benedicta Bethell ADDENBROOKE;   daughter Mary Bethell MINSHULL.
Executors: Cordelia LLOYD;   Benedicta Bethell ADDENBROOKE.
Witnesses: Harriet CRIPPS;   John MORRIS.
Probate 7 Nov 1811 - PCC.

Contact: Ros Dunning

 

1816

HEMING
JAY
LINGEN
LINGEN, William - of the Lodge, Burghill, 7 Aug 1816.
friend Thomas JAY of Dindale, Herefs, Esq.;   Richard HEMING jr of Kingsland, gent. and his brother John HEMING of Acton Beauchamp, gent. Settlement with my wife Nancy;   my children.
Proved [?] - HCC; Ref FHL#91560 p.837.

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1816

BEALE
COLLINS
HOWELLS
JENKINS
LEWELLIN
LLEWELLIN
RUDGE
LLEWELLIN, Thomas - of Ross, yeoman, 16 Mar 1813. (Will+Ad)
Letters of admin were granted 10 Dec 1816 to Elizabeth HOWELLS (widow) of Ross, the Executrix named in the will of the late Elizabeth LLEWELLIN.[1]
Legatees: wife Elizabeth LLEWELLIN;   niece Elizabeth BEALE now of Bath;   niece Elizabeth LLEWELLIN, dau of brother Samuel, deceased.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth LLEWELLIN.   Testator signed Thomas LEWELLIN.
Witnesses: Thom JENKINS (s),   Thos RUDGE (s)
Other Bondsman: John Stratford COLLINS of Ross, gentleman.   Sworn under £450.
Note: [1] The Executrix (Elizabeth LLEWELLIN) died before probate was taken out, therefore Letters of administration were granted to Elizabeth HOWELLS (widow) of Ross, the executrix of her will.

Contact: Chris Llewellyn

 

1818

DAVIS
FROYSELL
LEWELYN
VALE
LEWELYN, William - of Leominster, 26 Dec 1808.
Legatees: Alice LEWELYN;   Hannah FROYSELL;   Thomas FROYSELL;   our servant Ann VALE.
Executor: Thomas LEWELYN.   Testator signed William LEWELYN.
Witness: Bartholomew DAVIS.   Sworn under £300.
Probate 26 Nov 1818 to Thomas LEWELYN.[2].
Notes: [1] The will began with some words which were then crossed out - "I William Lewelyn son of the late Revd Will: Lewelyn of Leominster".
[2] There is a note attached to the probate that Thomas LEWELYN swore that he was well acquainted with the handwriting of the deceased and believed that the whole will was written by him. The writing was beautiful copperplate.

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1825

BARNEBY
FREEMAN
GRIFFITH
GROVE
HALL
HILL
KINSEY
LILLY
LILLY, John - of Newcourt, Lugwardine, 29 Aug 1816.
"To be buried at Stoke Lacy near my mother and my friends Mr. & Mrs. GRIFFITH";   wife Jane;   The Rev. Edward FREEMAN of Dormington;   sister Eleanor BARNEBY and her husband Philip BARNEBY;   4 nieces Anne HALL,   Eleanor, Mary and Jane HILL;   cousin Eleanor KINSEY;   brothers in law Thomas HILL and Philip BARNEBY, Esq.;   Miss GROVE;   Present Edward FREEMAN to vicarage of Felton on my decease.
Codicil: 15 Oct 1825.
Proved 9 Dec 1825 - PCC; Ref FHL#156298 Folio 642.
NB: my 3rd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1826

BENNETT
GARDINER
LANE
MOORE
MORRIS
PHELPS
PHILLIPS
PHILLYPS
PUGH
WOODYATT
LANE, Mary - of the town and parish of Ledbury, widow, 9 Mar 1821.
my 2 friends Richard GARDINER of the Hill, Castle Froom and Richad BENNETT of the frith, Ledbury;   Land at Great Malvern, Worcestershire;   my sister Ann PUGH wife of James PUGH of Castle Morton;   Elizabeth PHILLYPS heretofore the wife and now widow of my late brother William PHILLYPS;   and Jane PHILLIPS heretofore wife and now widow of my late brother Richard PHILLIPS;   and one of the sons of John MORRIS of Ledbury, baker;   my 2 nephews John WOODYATT and Francis WOODYATT;   William WOODYATT: son of my nephew William WOODYATT;   my 2 nieces Mary WOODYATT and Hannah WOODYATT.
Witnesses: Daniel MOORE clerk to R. PHELPS,   R. PHELPS atty Ledbury.
Proved 26 Aug 1826 - HCC; Ref FHL#91615.

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1828

IVENS
LAYTON
YAPP
LAYTON, William Unett - of Mathon, farmer, 27 Oct 1827.
eldest son William;   youngest child is a daur not yet 18;   Richard YAPP of Worcester, grocer;   John IVENS of Worcester, silk mercer.
Proved 31 May 1828 - Worcs.
NB: my 2nd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1834

CHEESE
COWPER
HATTON
HOOK
JAMES
LLEWELLIN
LOWE
MORGAN
PRICE
WELLINGTON
LLEWELLIN, Nathaniel - of Kington co. Hereford, shoemaker, 10 May 1831.
Legacies: to my daughter Elizabeth HOOK? widow - 20£;   to my daughter Sarah (the wife of Richard HATTON) - 40£;   to my daughter Hannah (the wife of Rcrd? John JAMES) of Kington, shoemaker - 5£ and 5£ to her husband and to their daughter Hannah 30£;   to my daughter Ann LOWE? - 70£;   to my daughter Mary MORGAN - 100£ for her separate use;   also a feather bed with sheets &c.
Sole Executor: my son William - to have the rest. Signed, with:
Witnesses: Ann COWPER? Kington;   xxx CHEESE attorney Kington;   Alfred PRICE his Clerk.
Proved at London 6 Aug 1834. PRO Ref: PROB 11/1835.
Comment: Nathaniel mar Elizabeth [WELLINGTON?]; children Sarah mar Kington 1809 Richard HATTON (issue Elizabeth Llewellin HATTON 1822); Elizabeth (in the Will widow Elizabeth HOOK); Mary mar Kington 1809 Robert MORGAN (issue Robert MORGAN 1811); Hannah b. 1785 (shown as Hannah WELLINGTON on IGI batch C137162) mar Kington 1806 John JAMES (issue Hannah JAMES 1807); Anne b. 1788; Anne b. 1790; William b. 1793.

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1841

ASHLEY
BIRCH
EDWARDS
LLEWELLYN
PARRY
PEARCE
THOMAS
LLEWELLYN, Richard - of Kington, machine maker, 17 Nov 1834.
Legatees: wife Margaret - to have house & premises I now occupy + house & premises adjoining occupied by Mr John THOMAS, shoemaker, situated at the Market Place in Kington, until children Mary Ann & Margaret are 21,   then divided between them. Wife Margaret then to have a £10 annuity.
Executors: Mr William EDWARDS of Kington, butcher;   Mr Phillip LLEWELLYN "my brother". Testator placed his mark with:
Witnesses: Richard PARRY(sg);   Thomas BIRCH(sg);   Charles EDWARDS(sg).
"Administration granted 15 Jun 1841 to Margaret LLEWELLYN, widow, relict & residuary legatee the executors William EDWARDS & Philip LLEWELLYN having renounced the burthen of executorship".
Bondsmen: Margaret LLEWELLYN(sg) of Kington, widow;   Thomas ASHLEY(sg) of Lyonshall, builder;   James PEARCE(sg) of City of Hereford, gentleman.
Probate granted 15 Jun 1841; Estate sworn under £300.
Additional Note: Richard was born at Abbeydore 9 May 1791, and moved to Kington where he set up a thrashing machine business. He died 3 May 1841.

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1851

LEWELLIN
MOUNTFORD
WITTALL
LEWELLIN, William - of Brighton in Churchstoke, farmer, 23 Aug 1847.
Legatees: wife Mary;   sons Thomas, William, John, Edward & francis LEWELLIN;   daus Mary, Betty, Martha & Hannah.
Executors: wife Mary & son Edward.   Testator signed with a mark.
Witnesses: George MOUNTFORD (s),   Joseph WITTALL (s)   Sworn under £200.
Probate 12 Jun 1851 to Mary & Edward LEWELLIN.

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1869

CASTLE
LLEWELLYN
LLOYD
LLEWELLYN, Philip - of Dilwyn co. Hereford, shopkeeper, 7 Apr 1869.
to wife Elizabeth LLEWELLYN - furniture household goods stock in trade and effects + my real estate for her life without impeachment of waste and... after her decease... my freehold dwelling houses garden offices &c. in West street in Leominster... to my son Thomas LLEWELLYN... subject to the debt due thereon in exhonouration of my personal estate and after the decease of my said wife... my son Philip LLEWELLYN - to have the residue... subject to payment of £300 to my son Arthur LLEWELLYN and £140 to my son George LLEWELLYN and £140 to my son Richard LLEWELLYN.   I give my one Ten pound share in the Leominster and Kington Railway to my granddaughter Edith (daughter of my son Arthur)
Executrix & Executor: my said wife and my son Philip.
Witnesses: Edwin LLOYD solicitor Leominster;   James CASTLE his clerk.
Proved at Hereford 12 Jun 1869 by the oaths of Elizabeth LLEWELLYN (widow)  and Philip LLEWELLYN (son) the executors.

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1904

BIGGS
JACOB
LANE
SYMONDS
WALTERS
LANE, Henry William - of Cannon House, Fownehope.
Died 11 Feb 1904 (at the same address). Will drawn up: 19 Aug 1880;   by J H JACOB, Solicitors, Hereford.
Occupation: unknown;   Married: Eliza Ann LANE, nee BIGGS.
Beneficiaries: wife, Eliza Ann BIGGS.
Executor: William SYMONDS, of 143 Widemarsh Street, Hereford.
Witnesses: Daniel BIGGS (Brother in Law);   Elizabeth WALTERS.
Probate granted 8 Mar 1904 at Hereford (Oxford)
NB: relationship currently unknown - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

 

1917

JAMES
LANE
POPLE
ROBERTS
ROGERS
SHERRATT
THOMAS
LANE, Charles Edwin - of Albion House, Peterchurch.
Died 4 Dec 1916 (at the same address). Date Will drawn up: 26 Jul 1915;   by JAMES & Sons, Solicitors, Hereford.
Occupation: Shopkeeper and master draper, Albion House (Stores), Peterchurch;   Married.
Beneficiaries: wife Tassie M LANE - £103 yearly for natural Life;   niece Lilian THOMAS - £250;   sister Jane Sophia LANE - The House Opposite (Rose Cottage);   daughter Annie Elizabeth LANE and son Henry Reginald LANE - both to share House, gardens, butchers shop. If both without issue, property to be passed on to half brother, Tracy Albert LANE. daughter Jane Rosa LANE - £600;   {grandchildren} Alfred Edwin LANE & Alfreda Jane LANE (children of deceased son Alfred Edgar LANE) - £500 each;   Annie Elizabeth LANE - the sub shop at Hinton with stock.
Annie Elizabeth, Henry Reginald, Henrietta Kate, Tracy Albert - to each receive £1,000, from sale of stock and shop "Albion House". After this settlement, any remaining monies to be split evenly between the above four (A E;   H R;   H K;   T A;  ) and eldest son Charles Edwin LANE who had already had £1,000 when he emigrated to Australia.
Executors: Mr. James SHERRATT of Trenant Farm, Peterchurch;   Mr. Maurice ROBERTS of Swansea.
Witnesses: Thomas ROGERS, Albion House, Peterchurch;   Richard H POPLE, Hinton, Peterchurch.
Probate granted 29 Mar 1917 at Hereford (now Oxford)
NB: this is my great great grandfather - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

 

1919

BRIDGEWATER
LANE
WALLIS
LANE, Jane Sophia - of Rose Cottage, Peterchurch, spinster.
Died 5 Nov 1918 (at the same address). Will drawn up: 1 Oct 1917;   By E L WALLIS, Solicitors, Hereford.
Beneficiaries: Alfred Edwin LANE (son of late nephew Alfred Edgar LANE);   Alfreda Jane LANE (daughter of late nephew Alfred Edgar LANE);   nephew Henry Reginald LANE (also the Executor).
Witnesses: E L WALLIS, Solicitor, Hereford;   W S BRIDGEWATER, his clerk.
Probate granted 17 Feb 1919 at Hereford (Oxford)
NB: this is my great great great aunt - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

 

1941

LANE
LANE, Henry Reginald. (Ad)
Died 14 Apr 1941. At: Albion Cottage, Peterchurch.
Occupation: Shopkeeper & draper (Lane Brothers, Peterchurch);   Married.
Beneficiaries: wife Elizabeth Charlotte LANE.
Probate granted 5 Dec 1941, died Intestate.
NB: this is my great great uncle - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

 

1946

HODGE
LANE
MASSINGHAM
LANE, Annie Elizabeth - of Hinton, Parish of Peterchurch.
Died 12 May 1946 at 11 Wilton Gardens, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Will drawn up: 17 Jul 1924;   by John HODGE & Co. Solicitors, Weston-super-Mare.
Occupation: Shopkeeper at Hinton, Peterchurch;   Spinster.
Beneficiaries: sister Henrietta Kate MASSINGHAM, nee LANE (also the Executrix).
Probate granted 19 Jul 1946 at Bristol.
NB: this is my great great aunt - rcl

Contact: Richard C. Lane

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