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:-

 

1546

BAGGER
GRYNLIE
GRYNLY
HALL
MAWNSS
PYPER
SAWIER
VICKERS
MAWNSS, Hewg - of Staunton [Staunton on Arrow], May 1546.
to be buried Staunton churchyard;   my wife to deliver to Phelypp GRYNLIE of Moldley [Mowley] and Rychard HALL of Staunton to behalf of Richard BAGGER & Thomas BAGGER 4 marks due to them on death of their father William BAGGER;   to my wife Annes*;   my overseer to cause a trental of masses for souls of myself & William BAGGER & said Richard & Thomas;   my wife to deliver to her 2 daughters Johan & Brige money left by their father;   to Thomas my wife's son;   to Richard HALL of Staunton;   Thomas ADA.es*.
Overseers: Richard PYPER clerk vicar of Staunton &   Phelypp GRYNLY of Moldley &   Richard HALL of Staunton.
(? Debtors): Walter SAWIER & Harry VICKERS.
Creditors: Lady S … of Staunton & Sybell GRYNLIE.
Will dated May 1546. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1555

ALCOTTE
ALEN
BLOCKELEY
BODYN
DEACON
KNYGHT
MUTELOW
MUTLOWE
NYCHOLS
STARLET
WATKYN
MUTELOW, Willyam - the eldere, husbandman, Jul 1555.
my son Ric - 6£ 13s. 4d. unto his maryage in case his mothyre mary before hym;   my daur Elynoe;   my sons Nycholas, James and Thomas;   my wife Johan.
My Overseer: John KNYGHT.
Witnesses: Thomas BLOCKELEY,   Ric. DEACON,   Ric. STARLET,   John WATKYN,   John ALEN.
Debts: Danny NYCHOLS - of Monnsley oweth;   Jamys ALCOTTE;   Humffrey BODYN;   Willm BODYN,   Richard ALCOTTE.
Proved 1555 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91661.
NB: father to Thomas MUTLOWE, will proved 1588 below.

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1556

AKENNASLEY
BAKER
HOWPWOOD
MYLLWARD
PARSONS
ROSS
TAYLER
MYLLWARD alias SMYTHE, John - of Pembridge, 2 Jun 1556.
to high altar Pembridge;   to my wife Jyllyan*;   to Johan my daughter;   to Mawde my other daughter;   to Roger BAKER my godson.
Witnesses: Harry PARSONS curate of Pembridge &   Richard BAKER gent. &   Edmond HOWPWOOD gent. &   Thomas TAYLER &   Richard ROSS.
Debtor: Roger AKENNASLEY.
Will dated 2 Jun 1556. Proved at Hereford.

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1560

GRYFFYTH
JOHN
MEREDITH
MORIS
MEREDITH, -- master tailor, 7 May 1560.
"To be buried in churchyard - of Waterden";   forgotten tentheinge to the curate of Waterden - 3d.;   land etc. in townshippe of Kellwyhss: and elsewhere in parish of Waterden in Co. Salop;   to my son Jenn ap Mred [Jenkyn ap Meredeith] and to his mother Gwinlliam vch gr [Gwenlian verch GRYFFYTH].
Overseers: DD ap GR ap MORIS [David ap Gryffyth ap Moris],   Edwarte ap Griffuthi ap GW;   Griffin ap M [Griffin ap MEREDITH}.
Witnesses: DD ap Howell ap Matheus [David ap Howell ap Mathew],   DD ap John ap Mred [David ap John ap Meredith],   Jenn ap John [Jenkyn ap JOHN] wth others.
Proved 1560 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91660.

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1569

BROY
MUTLOWE
SERASE
SKYNNER
MUTLOWE, Wyllyam - of Ledbury, 29 May 1569.
my wife Anne - messuage called the Woodhouse;   my son Wyllim - other half of messuage;   Wyllim to paye my sonne John 20£ and my son Richarde 20£ {both} at age 21;   every of my daurs: Alice, Elizabeth, Johan, Sibble, Margery, Margaret & Anne - 10£ each.
Others mentioned: ? Henry BROY,   Richard SKYNNER,   Richard SERASE(?), &   my brother Richarde MUTLOWE.
Proved 1569 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91661.

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1569

A'TOWNE
BRIDGES
BROWN
MARBLE
STEEDE
TAYLER
THOMAS
MARBLE, Edward - of Leonhales [Lyonshall], glover, 14 Nov 1569.
to be buried Leonhales churchyard;   to my son Walter when full age debt due from Richard A TOWNE of Hereford;   rest to my wife Johanne*.
Overseer: Walter STEEDE.
Witnesses: James BRIDGES gent &   Richard BROWN &   Thomas TAYLER &   Richard THOMAS clerk.
Will dated 14 Nov 1569. Proved at Hereford.

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1570

ALKOCK
ALKOCKE
BARKELY
BAYLY
FARLEY
HAREWELL
HILL
HOPE
MUTLOW
MUTLOWE
PERKYNS
WOODYATT
WOODYNG
MUTLOWE, Johan wid - of Upledon, Bosbury, 27 Mar 1570.
my nephewe Thomas HILL;   John MUTLOWE, Katheryn MUTLOWE and Jane MUTLOWE being the children of Thomas MUTLOWE;   my son James MUTLOWE: Johan his daur and William his son;   Johan FARLEY;   Johan BAYLY wife of Richard BAYLY and Johanne and her daur Johanne BARKELY;   Sessylye WOODYNG;   Richard HOPE the son of Robte HOPE;   Richard MUTLOWE of the Nashend - each 4d.;   Margery daur of Willm MUTLOWE,   Alys his syster and rest of her brothers and sisters;   my daur Elizabeth HILL and her daur Mary and all her brothers and sisters;   my son Richard MUTLOWE;   my son Thomas MUTLOWE;   my godaur Anne PERKYNS;   my servant Elizabeth ALKOCK;   my son Nicholas.
Witnesses: Edmond HAREWELL,   Thomas FARLEY,   John WOODYATT,   Thomas ALKOCKE.
Proved 1570 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91661.
NB: mother to the Thomas MUTLOW, will proved 1588 below.

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1570

GREFFYTHE
JENKIN
MEREDITH
MERREDYTH
MEYRYCKE
MEYRYRK
MEREDITH, James ap Jennk ap - of Watterden, 18 May 1570.
"To be buried in Church of Bocleton";   my brother Res ap Jennk ap MERREDYTH - 3£ due me from Cadwalader ap Meyryrke of Watterden;   To cathedral church of Hereford - 4d.;   On cow I had in charge of one Richard ap Edward;   Katherne my wedid wif;   my brother John...
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to my sister Elise - a lease of the nether howse;   my sister Gwenhovar - 20s. and my sister Gwenllian - 20s.;  
Executors: my brother Res ap Jennk ap Meredith and my wedid wif Katherine.
Overseers: John ap Jenkin and Howell ap Mathew.
Witnesses: Howell ap Griffythe;   John GREFFYTHE;   Cadwalader ap MEYRYCKE;   Cadwalader ap John,   and David MEYRYRK.
Proved 1570 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91660.

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1580

ANDROS
BRACE
CRONE
CROONE
JURDEN
MASON
MINTON
STEVENS
MINTON, Thomas - of Pembridge, 6 Feb 1579/80.
to be buried in Pembridge church;   to Catheryne* my wife for her life lease on my house & burgage bought from John ANDROS & Margery his wife, then to Jhon my son;   to Thomas my son;   to Edmond my son;   to George* my son;   John CROONE* of Broxwood.
Witnesses: Thomas CRONE &   John JURDEN &   Edward MASON &   William MINTON.
Debtors: George BRACE gent. &   John STEVENS late of Pembridge.
Will dated 6 Feb 1579/80. Proved at Hereford.

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1580

BROWNE
CONNOPP
MORIS
NEWTON
POWLE
SHEPPARD
WILDE
WOODHOUSE
MORIS, Thomas - of Pembridge, clerk, 30 Apr 1580.
to be buried Pembridge chancel;   to Alice SHEPPARD* of Shobdon my sister's daughter;   to Margaret SHEPPARD my sister's daughter;   rest to them at oversight of John NEWTON parson of Pembridge.
Witnesses: John NEWTON clerk & John WILDE.
Debtors: Rychard CONNOPP clerk parson of Croft for doing my duties at Yarpoll [Yarpole] church & Philip MORIS of Lemster [Leominster] for his recovery in Lemster court from Richard POWLE once vicar there & John WOODHOUSE of Ledicott & his wife & William BROWNE of Ivington for my wages parish clerk of Yarpoll.
Will dated 30 Apr 1580. Proved at Hereford.

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1580

MIDDLETON
MIDDLETON, Phillippe - of Chirbury, Salop, 25 Dec 1580.
Bequests: to his daughter Jane;   Mary his daughter;   Elizabeth his daughter
Executor: his daughter Jane.
Not known when proved.

Contact: John Speake

 

1587

DAVIES
GRUFFITH
LEWYS
MEREDITH
REES
RICHARD
SYMMONS
MEREDITH, Rees ap John ap - of Llanvair Waterden, 25 Sep 1587.
"To be buried in church or churchyard of Lanvair Waterden";   Poor mens boxe of Llanvair - 6d.;   my daur Elen - 1 blacke dyed heifr & 1 cowe & a lambe;   Gwellian daur to Gruffith ap Edward - one red heffer;   my son Edward ap REES - my biggest coffer;   my son Howell ap REES - 20s.
Debt to: Humffrey SYMMONS.
Executors: my wife Katherne and my son David ap REES.
Witnesses: Edwd ap GRUFFITH,   Rees ap LEWYS,   Gruffith ap RE;   Jenk m ap RICHARD;   Richard DAVIES wth others.
Proved 1587 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91660.

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1588

ALCOCK
ALCOCKE
BOND
BROOKIN
COLLYNCE
COOP
FARLEY
JOYNER
KYVNET
LAURANS
MUTLOW
NASH
STEEVENS
WILSHERE
WOODIAT
WOODYAT
WOODYATE
MUTLOW, Thomas - of Bosbury, 8 Jan 1588.
my daur Katherine - 40 marks of which she shall received 3£ 6s. 8d. of my wyves brother Richard WOODIAT of Cradley;   my daur Jane - 40m.;   my daur Elizabeth - 20£;   my daur Sibbell - 20£;   my son John;   my wife Elsabeth.
Overseers: my wyves brother Richard WOODYATE of Cradley and my neighbor Thomas ALCOCKE.
Debts: Richard WOODYAT of Cradley - 3£ vis. viiid.;   Richard BROOKIN - x£ iiis. viiid.;   John WOODIAT of Gowthill - xxs.;   Lordship of Upleadon - vis.;   James COOP - 3s. 4d.;   Thomas STEEVENS - 5s.;   Thomas JOYNER - 20s.;   George NASH oweth me for his brother 20s.;   James BOND - 36s. 8d.;   Widow Jane FARLEY - 15s. 8d.;   John WILSHERE - 17s.
Witnesses: Anth: COLLYNCE vicar;   Thomas ALCOCK;   Edward LAURANS;   Henry KYVNET.
Proved 27 Jan 1588 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91661; Ref FHL#91661.
NB: husband to my 11th great grand aunt - sjk

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1589

BAKER
GITTOES
HARPER
HARRIES
LEPER
MILLARD
MORIS
TAYLER
WALL
MORIS, Humfrey - of Pembridge, 18 Jan 1587/8.
to my son John debts due from John TAYLER son of Henry TAYLER & from Richard GITTOES & from Thomas LEPER & from Richard HARRIES;   to Anne MORIS a panne in hands of Edward MILLARD alias BAKER;   to Ales BAKER & Anne BAKER daughters of Roger BAKER;   to my daughter Anne BAKER wife of said Roger;   to Anne MORIS daughter of John MORIS;   rest to my son John*.
Witnesses: Isacke HARPER &   Phelipe WALL.
Proved at Hereford 8 Jan 1588/9.

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1592

BOULCOT
COKAYNER
HALL
HERGEAST
MAHOLUM
MALARDE
MOHOLUM
RICHARDS
SAIRE
MOHOLUM, Ollyvior - of Kington, 7 Apr 1592.
to be buried Kington churchyard;   to Walter my son;   to Richard my son;   to my daughter Johne's 2 children;   to Thomas HERGEAST son of Walter HERGEAST;   to John MOHOLUM my weyer[1],   to Walter HERGEAST*;   to Raffe & Ane children of Walter HERGEAST;   to Ollyvir HERGEAST;   to Ollyvir MOHOLUM* my son my lands.
Witnesses: Richard BOULCOT &   John HALL.
Debtors: Richard SAIRE &   John RICHARDS &   Francis ? COKAYNER &   John MAHOLUM &   Thomas MALARDE.
Proved at Hereford 17 May 1592.
Note: wyr in welsh means 'grandchild'.

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1595

A'WILLINGTON
GREGORYE
JEVAN
MORCOT
MURCOT
MURCOTT
MURCOT, John - of Murcot [Moorcot] in Pembridge, yeoman, 13 Jan 1594/5.
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to Ellenor my wife all lands in Leonhalles [Lyonshall] called Dynmor [Dinmore] lands for life paying my son Walter MURCOTT £10 & my daughter Alles 20 marks;   they may enter lands on paying Hugh MURCOT £15;   to John MURCOT my son a meadow bought from Rowland A WILLINGTON in the Home in Leonhalls;   to my son Hugh;   rest to my wife Ellenor*.
Witnesses: Robert GREGORYE &   Jevan ap JEVAN &   Walter MORCOT &   Margery MURCOT.
Will dated 13 Jan 1594/5. Proved at Hereford.

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1597

BAKER
BAYLY
CONNOP
HEARINGE
HIGGINS
HODGIS
HOPWOODE
LOCHARD
MONIGTON
MYLLWARD
REYNOLLS
SMYTH
TANNER
WALLE
WEALE
WOODHOUSE
MYLLWARD alias BAKER, Edward - of Pembridge, 1597.
wife Elizabeth*;   brother Thomas;   nephews Richard BAKER* and Phillip BAKER sons of Thomas;   nieces Alles WEALE and Ketheryne daughters of Thomas.
Beneficiaries: Joanna HIGGINS and her daughter Anne,   William LOCHARD gent,   Ellenor daughter of John SMYTH,   Allies daughter of Thomas WEALE,   Ann daughter of Thomas WOODHOUSE,   Allies BAKER of Noke,   Margaret daughter of Symon WALLE,   Joyce daughter of William TANNER.
Mentioned: Hugh HODGIS,   Richard MONIGTON gent.
Overseer: Phillip BAKER.
Debtors: William CONNOP and Allies his wife,   Harry HIGGINS,   Elizabeth HOPWOODE,   Thomas REYNOLLS and his wife,   William BAYLY and his wife,   William HEARINGE,   Walter HIGGINS.
Witnesses: Walter HIGGINS,   John SMYTH,   Phillip BAKER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1597

BAKER
BOWIER
GROOBB
LOCHARD
MURCOTT
STEED
WELLINGTON
MURCOTT, Ellinor - of Murcott [Moorcot] in Pembridge, widow, 9 Nov 1596 [38 Eliz I]
to Ales my daughter;   to Walter my son;   I have paid my son Hugh MURCOTT £15 as said by my late husband John MURCOTT;   to William MURCOTT my son;   Roger GROOBB my son in bargain over land in Baulton;   to my daughter Johan BAKER;   to John MURCOTT my son &   his children;   to my son William MURCOTT's children;   to Phillip MURCOTT's children;   to Elinor the supposed daughter of William MURCOTT;   to Phillip son of my son William MURCOTT.
Codicil: 28 Dec 1596. my son Hugh to have money from sale of mare to Richard WELLINGTON;   to Johan my daughter corn on Roger GROOBB's land in the Hollens & Brode Panne;   Ales my daughter*.
Witnesses: William LOCHARD &   Johan STEED &   John BOWIER.
Proved at Hereford 12 Jan 1596/7.

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1597

BOWLE
FLATCHER
HOPWOOD
HOPWOODD
HYDE
MORRIS
WALTERS
WOODHALL
MORRIS alias FORREST, Joan - of Pembridge, (spinster), Jun 1597.
to Mauld WOODHALL;   to Joan HOPWOODD;   to John HOPWOODE;   to my maid Margaret;   to Margery HOPWOOD & her daughter Elizabeth;   to Ellenor HOPWOODE;   to Anne FLATCHER daughter of Richard FLATCHER;   to the wife of said Richard FLATCHER;   to Anne HYDE;   rest to Richard FLATCHER*.
Witnesses: Walter WALTERS &   William BOWLE &   Thomas BOWLE.
Proved at Hereford 11 Jun 1597.

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1597

A'WALLE
BAKER
BAYLY
CONNOP
HEARINGE
HIGGINS
HODGIS
HOPWOODE
LOCHARD
MONIGTON
MYLLWARD
REYNOLLS
SMYTH
TANNER
WEALE
WOODHOUSE
MYLLWARD alias BAKER, Edward - of Pembridge, 17 Jun 1597. (#)
to be buried Pembridge churchyard;   to Elizabeth* my wife goods including barley in hands of Hugh HODGIS & 9 loads of muck owed by Richard MONIGTON gent;   to Joanna HIGGINS & Anne her daughter;   to William LOCHARD gent.;   to Richard BAKER* my brother's son;   to my brother Thomas's daughters Alles & Ketheryne;   to Ellenor SMYTH daughter of John SMYTH;   to Alles WEALE daughter of Thomas WEALE;   to my brother's daughter Alles WEALE;   to Ann daughter of Thomas WOODHOUSE;   to Allies BAKER of Noke;   to Phillip BAKER my brother's son;   to Margaret daughter of Symon A WALLE when she marries;   to Joyce daughter of William TANNER.
Overseer: Phillip BAKER.
Debtors: William CONNOP & Allies his wife &   Harry HIGGINS &   Elizabeth HOPWOODE &   Thomas REYNOLLS & his wife &   William BAYLY & his wife &   William HEARINGE &   Walter HIGGINS.
Witnesses: Walter HIGGINS &   John SMYTH &   Phillip BAKER.
Proved at Hereford 19 Jul 1597.

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1612

BARNSLEY
CORNEWELL
MOULE
MOULTON
OSBORNE
YEATE
MOULTON, George - of Rushocke, 19 Feb 1611.
All to wife Anne.
Witnesses: Walter BARNSLEY clerk,   Anne CORNEWELL.
Inventory by: John OSBORNE,   Thomas YEATE,   William MOULE, 2 Sep 1611.
Proved 14 Oct 1612 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97989 #101.

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1614

CLENT
DAYES
HICKS
KNOWLES
MERRICKE
MYLES
WILLETT
MERRICKE, Jasper, gent and Rector - of Wick Risington, Gloucs, 28 Mar 1614.
"To be interred at Wick Risington near Margaret my wife, deceased";   son Jasper - my farm called Woodland at Chedworth, Gloucs;   my daur Fraunces;   2 daurs Sybell wife of Robert KNOWLES and Fraunces my other daur;   The 2 children of Robert KNOWLES namely Thomas and Anne.
Overseer of Will: the Rev. Father in God, MYLES, Lord Bishop of Gloucs;   John HICKS vicar of Great Borington and Raphe WILLETT Clarke one of pettie Canons of Worcester.
Witnesses: Henry WILLETT,   Robert DAYES,   John HICKS.
Proved 6 Nov 1614 - PCC; Ref FHL#92058 PCC/Folio 104; Lowe.
Note: father to wife of James CLENT, will proved 1645 - PCC.

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1615

BEANSOW
BEAWSOW
CLARKE
CROKER
GRYFF
GYBBES
MOWLTON
PALMER
SAVAGE
WILLOUGHBY
WOOLEY
MOWLTON, William - of Toddenham, Esq, 3 Dec 1614.
daur Anne BEAWSOW;   son Thomas BEANSOW{?}, Esq.,   Or my son William WILLOUGHBY, Esq.;   brother Walter SAVAGE Esq.;   cosin Edward PALMER, Esq.;   cosin Robert GYBBES;   Randle WOOLEY,   William CLARKE,   Mychall GRYFF;   daur Millicent SAVAGE;   Richad SAVAGE, dcsd son and heir of sd Walter SAVAGE;   3 daurs Anne BEAWSOW,   Millicent SAVAGE and Susan WILLOUGHBY;   brother Walter SAVAGE Esq. and John CROKER, Esq.
Proved 21 May 1615 - PCC #37; Ref FHL#92061.

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1616

MOULTON
SAVAGE
TWITTIE
MOULTON, Robert - of Churchoniborne, gent, 24 Mar 1615.
5 daurs Merriall, Millesaunte, Margarett, Marye, and Anne;   wife Marye;   Walter SAVAGE, Esq. and son William MOULTON, gent.
Witnesses: John ST--, Thomas TWITTIE, Clerk.
Proved 30 May 1616 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98003 #172.

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1618

ARCHEDALE
MOULTON
SAVAGE
SYLES
WRIGHT
MOULTON, Marie - of Broadwaie, Worcs, widow, 16 Dec 1617.
Poore of Honiborne - 20s.;   Walter SAVAGE of Broadwaie Esq. and my brother Abraham ARCHEDALE of Whateley in the parish of Coddeston, Oxon, gent.;   daur Anne MOULTON.
Witnesses: Robert SYLES,   Wm WRIGHT.
Proved 12 Jun 1618 - Worcs; Ref FHL#92075.

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1621

DAVID
GILBERT
HARRY
JAMES
LEWELYN
LEWIS
MADOCKE
MORGAN
MORIS
NICHOLAS
PHILLIP
PHILLIPP
POWELL
PRICE
TREHERNE
WATKINS
MADOCKE, John Powell - of Clodock.
wife Joane*,   brother William POWELL;   brother's children: Harry, Margaret.
Beneficiaries: Zachary GILBERT,   ffagan MORIS,   William GILBERT,   Francis David MORGAN,   John PRICE,   John LEWELYN, Elizabeth LEWELYN,   John PHILLIPP.
Creditors: Harry PHILLIPP,   Zachary GILBERT,   John Richard POWELL,   Margaret John LEWIS,   Lewis Rees HARRY.
Debtor: Charles Rees DAVID.
Overseer: Zachary GILBERT.
Witnesses: William JAMES,   Rowland TREHERNE,   Rees PHILLIP,   {Charles NICHOLAS},   Rees LEWIS,   William WATKINS clerk.
Proved Brecon 1621.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1621

GREEN
HABINE
HOUGHTON
MARTIN
MORGAN
PEMBERTON
PORTLOCK
SEELY
VAUGHAN
WEATHERLY
MORGAN, Thomas - of Ratcliffe Highway, Stepney, Mdx, cordwainer.
father Wlm MORGAN of Kingsland co. Hereford shoemaker;   mother Joan;   svt Eliz HABINE;   bro in law Jn PEMBERTON of Chancery Lane, London barber;   dtr Margery MORGAN;   Susan wife of Geo HOUGHTON ctz & apothecary;   Thos son of bro Jn MORGAN of Leominster co. Hereford house carpenter.
Executor: son in law Tobias GREEN of St Mary Whitechapel tanner.
Overseers: Chris WEATHERLY &   Geo SEELY.
Witnesses: Anthony PORTLOCK,   Jn VAUGHAN &   Tim MARTIN.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jul 1621-Dec 1625; Vol 24, f626.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1622

ANSELL
BARRETT
EDGWORTH
GOWEN
HARDWICK
MOODY
MURCOTT
OWEN
SMYTH
TRAUNTER
WALLER
MURCOTT, Philip - of Murcott, yeoman,
but now a prisoner in the Powltrie Compter in London, 9 Sep 1622. Whereas there is a suit pending in Chancery between me & Thomas BARRETT gent., one of the attorneys of the Common Pleas concerning £602-10s he owes me for land he bought of me this to my brother Hugh MURCOTT;   to my uncle James TRAUNTER citizen & clothworker of London & my friend Roger OWEN* of London, clothworker now servant of Mr John GOWEN citizen & clothworker of London.
Witnesses: Salo: WALLER &   William HARDWICK scr &   Edmund ANSELL &   John MOODY &   Tryamor SMYTH &   Richard EDGWORTH.
Proved (PCC) 1 Nov 1622. TNA Ref: PROB 11/141 f63.

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1623

COLLINS
MUTLOE
MUTLOWE
SHEWELL
WOODYATT
MUTLOWE, Merrie - of Bosburie, spinster. Died on or about Apr 1622. (Ad)
She gave to Anne COLLINS daur of Leonard COLLINS 20£,   4£ which Richard WOODYATT of Bosburie did owe;   and her sister Truth MUTLOE and her sister Comfort MUTLOE.
Witnesses: Leonard COLLINS,   John SHEWELL, and others.
Admon 21 Apr 1623 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91661.
NB: my 2nd cousin 11th removed - sjk

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1624

BRAZELL
COOTHE
MOULTON
MOYE
SAUNDERS
WOOFFE
MOULTON, Anne - of Ombersley, widow, 22 Dec 1622.
son John: his 2 sons John and William;   son William MOYE;   Anne MOYE the daur of Richard MOYE;   Anne MOYE daur of Edward MOYE.
Overseers: Richard SAUNDERS of Mathon and William WOOFFE of Ombersley.
Witnesses: Frances BRAZELL,   Richard COOTHE, clerk.
Proved 1624 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98025 #187.

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1624

MOULTON
MOULTONS
RAWLENS
SLOUGHTER
TWITTIE
VOYLE
WALLWEYNE
MOULTON, William - of Mathon, Esq., 29 Oct 1624.
Parish of Churchoniborne;   Chambers SLOUGHTER - {that} which was uncle MOULTONS;   brother RAWLENS;   M S VOYLE;   godson Ferrie TWITTIE;   Annie SLOUGHTER,   Elizabeth daur {of} my brother WALLWEYNE;   godson William SLOUGHTER;   Horace SLOUGHTER;   wife Anne or Amie.
Overseers: brothers in law aforesaid Chamber SLOUGHTER, Esq. and Tho: RAWLENS, gent.
Proved 1624 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98025 #182.

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1626

BARKLY
KNIGHT
MORTON
MORTON, Richard - of Leigh, 6 Feb ---.
my son Richard;   my wife Elizabeth;   my daur Margerie by my wife Elizabeth;   my daur Joane;   my sons William, John, James and Thomas;   Thomas BARKLY of Bosbury and William KNIGHT of the Northend, Malverne;   my daur Anne who was unborne at the making of my will.
Proved 20 Mar 1626 - PCC; Ref FHL#92104 PCC 1626/Folio 43.

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1631

EVANS
HOWELL
JOHN
MADOCK
MORGAN
NICKLES
PHILLIPP
WATKIN
MADOCK, William Powell - of Clodock.
reputed son Harry* [mother Christian MORGAN];   reputed dau Margret [mother Christian MORGAN];   nieces Mawd, Catherine children of Charles NICKLES.
Overseer: Simon John PHILLIPP.
Witnesses: Symon JOHN,   Elizabeth verch WATKIN,   Dythgy verch HOWELL,   Rees EVANS.
Proved Brecon 1631.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1635

MEREDITH
PRICE
WELLINGTON
MEREDITH, Richard - of Staunton upon Wye, 13 Nov 1635.
to my son William MEREDITH - house and land I now dwell;   to my daur Alice - 20£ to be paid at 1 and 20 years of age;   son Richard MEREDITH - 20 markes when he come to age;   my wife;   the rest of my goods between John MEREDITH, William MEREDITH, and Richard MEREDITH - son William MEREDITH as executor.
Witnesses: Walter PRICE, Elinor PRICE,   John WELLINGTON.
Proved 1635 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91660.

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1641

GERVIS
MEREDETH
MEREDITH
PREECE
MEREDITH, William - of Staunton upon Wye, no date. (N)
his aunt PREECE - one heifer;   his sister Alice if she should live - one heifer;   his brother John MEREDITH - his best suite of clothes;   his brother Richard MEREDITH - his 2nd best suite of clothes;   his relicte Katharine MEREDETH.
Witnesses: John MEREDETH and Anne GERVIS.
Proved 23 Sep 1641 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91660.

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1645

EDGER
HUNT
HYATT
MADDOX
SPARROWE
WILD
MADDOX, George [sailor]
sis Eliz WILD of Yayton, Martles, co. Hereford;   East India Co;   Joseph HYATT on the Pinnace Michael;   bro Rich MADDOX* of Tewkesbury, co. Gloucester.
Witnesses: Rand SPARROWE,   Wlm HUNT &   Rob EDGER.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London c1645: Vol 29, f83.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1649

BOWEN
CLARKE
CLEMENTS
COLLINS
EDWARDS
GOMEY
JAMES
JONES
LEWES
LLOYD
MEREDITH
MORRIS
PROBARTE
SCARLOETT
TAYLER
TAYLOR
WILKES
WILLIAMS
MEREDITH, Ambrose - of Stepleton in psh of Presteigne, gent, 1 May 1640.
my brother Nicholas MEREDITH of Presteigne, Esq. - 2 parcells of land and one cottage at the Slough in Presteigne which I lately purchased of John EDWARDS;   Minister and churchwardens of Presteigne;   Building of a poore child of said parish apprentiz to a manuall trade;   my wife Jane - the commission and wardship of her 2 naturall daurs Anne COLLINS and Jane COLLINS during their minority;   my godson Nicholas MEREDITH of Rowley - land I lately took to mortgage of Rees MORRIS in Presteigne;   my brother Lewes MEREDITH - one close about 3 acres in tenure of said Lewes which I purchased of John CLEMENTS;   20£ due me from Francis WILKES of Lymebrooke;   my godaur Anne TAYLER - one close of meadow called Vicars close now in occupation of Thomas GOMEY in Presteigne;   my wife Jane - land in tenure of John SCARLOETT,   land bought of John LEWES now in occupation of John BOWEN;   godsone Lewes MEREDITH son of my brother Nicholas MEREDITH;   godson Roger WILLIAMS son of Benjamin WILLIAMS - 2£;   my daur in law Jane COLLINS - (land in tenure of Benj. WILLIAMS);   my godson Ambrose MEREDITH of Kington - 5£;   my godson James LEWES of Wigmore;   my kinsman Rees LLOYD;   John CLEMENTS - 40s.;   John CLARKE of Nethermore - one bond wherein Edward LEWES stands bound to Hugh LEWES and was assigned by Hugh LEWES unto Robert COLLINS deceased and is come to me as administrator of said Robert COLLINS;   Tenement wherein Mary MEREDITH dwelleth;   John JONES, schoolmaster at the grammar school of Presteigne.
Witnesses: Benj. WILLIAMS,   Robt TAYLOR,   Francis JONES,   Ambrose PROBARTE,   John JAMES clarke.
Proved 28 Nov 1649 - PCC; Ref FHL#92174 PCC 170; Fairfax.

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1654

BRADFORD
CARPENTER
DEYOS
GREENLEY
HALL
MUNN
PARKER
POWELL
ROSS
SMITH
VOLLA
MUNN, Alexander - of Little Dilwyn, 2 Mar 1651.
Executor: wife Frances MUNN.
Beneficiaries: son & heir John MUNN, sons Alexander MUNN, James MUNN, Henry MUNN, Richard MUNN, daughter Alice MUNN, brother John MUNN;   brother-in-law Richard CARPENTER;   grandchildren daughters of John HALL clerke;   goddaughter Margery MUNN daughter of Henry MUNN (testator's brother).
Witnesses to will: Anne BRADFORD her mark,   Alice SMITH her mark,   John VOLLA his mark,   Margaret GREENLEY her mark,   Richard BRADFORD.
Codicil: 4 Mar 1651.
Witnesses: Julia ROSS her mark,   Alice SMITH her mark,   Richard BRADFORD.
Others involved: Thomas MUNN,   Richard BRADFORD (his wife Anne),   Nicholas DEYOS,   Ann PARKER,   brother James MUNN,   William POWELL.
Probate granted London 20 Dec 1654. TNA Ref: PROB/11/235.

Contact: Alec Whitfield

 

1657

BRADFORD
MUNN
SCUDAMORE
MUNN, Henry - of Swaynston i/t/p Dilwin co. Herefd, 21 Mar 1652.
Beneficiaries: to my sonne James MUNN - all that Howse backside & Orchard at Knappone greene i/t/p Birley co. Heref + my land elsewhere of Birley (also) those 6 Oxen which my man David doth follow and also one Corne wayne & one mucke? wayne (also) one bedsteed being in ye Chamber at the Stayrce Head together with the bedd and all that doe belong unto it;   to my sonns James and John MUNN - all the Corn uppon the aforesaid land in Birley equally divided + all profitts arising out of said howse+lands until James is 21 likewise to be divided between them;   to my wiefe Johna MUNN, my daughters Johan and Margerie, and to my sonne John MUNN - my other 6 Oxen, 12 Cyns? and hefers, 17 ('seaventeen') beasts 3 mares and 2 Colts, 100 sheepe, 20 Swyne, 50ac. wheat and Rye, 50ac. of Pulse and … 5ac. Barley, 2 waynes, the rest, &c. and £7 & 12d. in the Hands of Mr James SCUDAMORE, equally divided, the 3 children to receive at 21.
Sole Executrix: my wife Johan MUNN.
Witnesses: Alexander MUNN,   Richard BRADFORD.
Proved at London 9 Feb 1657 by the Oath of Joane MUNN widdowe the relict.

Contact: Alec Whitfield

 

1658

BRADFORD
MUNN
SCUDAMORE
MUNN, Henry - of Swanstone [i/t/p of Dilwyn, HEF], 20 Mar 1652/3.
Executrix: wife Johan MUNN.
Beneficiaries: wife Johan MUNN, sons James MUNN & John MUNN, daughters Johan & Margerie.
Witnesses: Alexander MUNN,   Richard BRADFORD.
Others involved: Mr James SCUDAMORE.
Probate granted London 9 Feb 1657/8. TNA Ref: PROB/11/273.

Contact: Alec Whitfield

 

1658

JONES
KING
MORTON
MORTON, Elizabeth - of the Greet, Leigh, widow, 16 Jun 1656.
"To be buried Leigh";   eldest son Richard MORTON,   2nd son William MORTON, sons John MORTON and James MORTON;   daur Joane JONES wife of John JONES;   daur Anne MORTON wife of James MORTON;   son in lawe Francis KING;   {grandaur} Elizabeth MORTON daur of son William MORTON;   son Thomas MORTON*.
Overseers: son Richard MORTON and son in law James MORTON.
Proved 10 Dec 1658 - PCC/1658:Folio 679.

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1662

MADDOCKS
PROSSER
MADDOCKS, John Lewis - of St Margaret. (Ad)
Administrator: Thomas PROSSER.
Bond: names Thomas PROSSER of St Margaret,   Henry PROSSER of Clirow co. Radnor.
Appraisers of Inventory: John PRICHARD,   Thomas DAVID.
Proved Brecon 1662.

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1664

HOMES
MAYFIELD
SLAUGHTER
WITHERSTON
MAYFIELD, Richard - of Bishops Frome, husbandman, 12 Mar 1663.
wife Jone;   6 children;   father in law Richard HOMES.
Witnesses: Edward WITHERSTON,   Bellingham SLAUGHTER,   Richard HOMES.
Proved 19 May 1664 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.
NB: husband to my 8th great grand aunt - sjk

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1665

BRIGHT
DODDINGTON
GREGORY
HALL
HOPTON
MASON
PYTT
VICKERS
WALL
WHOOPER
WILDE
WILLIAMS
WOODYATE
MASON, Benjamin - of Pixley, esquire, 5 May 1665.
to Pixley parsih 20s. a year from my manor of Pixley;   to my wife Sarah MASON as dower Pixley manor for life, then to George MASON my eldest son, or if he die to my sons & daughters or to the eldest son of my brother Dr Richard MASON of Leicester;   to my father in law George DODDINGTON esquire who gave land in Stowey, Somerset, as dower;   (reference to) 1664 agreement between Robert BRIGHT the elder & Robert BRIGHT the younger of Collwall gent & me for lands in Essex: £100 out of sale of Essex lands to my grandson Robert BRIGHT son of Robert BRIGHT and Honora his wife;   to my sons Benjamin MASON, Doddington MASON & William MASON £300 each when 21;   to my youngest son Joseph MASON £100 when 21 and Spirryes land;   to my daughter Anne MASON £450 when 21;   (reference to) manor of Cattley, tithes of Manswood farm at the Helme houses in Hereford, tithes at Lionshall, Gouldcliff [Goldcliff], Monmouthshire;   my wife* & my friend Sir Edward HOPTON* of Canon Frome knight & my brother in law Major John WILDE* of Combe Florie [Combe Florey], Somerset, gent & my friend … WALL junior* of Lintridge, Gloucestershire, gent & my friend Francis HALL junior* of Ledbury gent.
Overseer: my friend William GREGORY esquire of Hereford city.
Witnesses: John WHOOPER &   Evan WILLIAMS &   Edward PYTT &   Anne WOODYATE &   Jo: VICKERS.
Codicil: to Dorothy MASON daughter of my brother Dr Richard MASON £5;   to Benjamin MASON son of my brother George MASON £5;   to Mary MASON daughter of my brother Dr Charles MASON £5.
Witness: Edward PYTT.
Proved (PCC) 19 Dec 1665 by the relict. TNA Ref: PROB 11/318 f157.

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1666

MADDOCKS
MADDOCKS, Thomas David - of Michaelchurch Escley. (Ad)
Administration: granted to Jane MADDOCKS widow.
Bond: names Jane MADDOCKS widow, John MADDOCKS yeoman.
Appraisers of Inventory: William EXTON,   Lewis PRICHARD, Thomas PRICHARD,   Morgan POWELL;   Value: £19.10.2.
Proved Brecon 1666.

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1666

HILL
JONES
LYCESTER
MORETON
MORTON
WARNER
WOODYATT
MORETON, James (Jacob) - of Synton, Leigh, 10 Jun 1658.
my wife Anne[1] and Richard HILL son of my sister Anne HILL, widow of Much Malvern;   Right honourable Viscount LYCESTER date 6 Apr 1653 - 9 acres heretofore part of Cowley Farm and lands belongs to said farm called Cowleys;  [2] Thomas MORTON brother of my wife Ann MORTON;   my brother William MORETON Thomas MORETON carpenter, John MORETON brother of said Thomas MORETON;   godaur Elizabeth WARNER;   Richard MORTON son of Richard MORTON of the Greet;   Anne JONES daur of my brother in law John JONES;   brother in law Thomas MORETON;   4 children of my godaur Elizabeth WARNER.
Proved 20 Aug 1666 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98086.
Notes: [1] James (Jacob) MORTON married Ann MORTON - they were probably related. [2] This will is of great interest to sjk because of the statement about Cowleys Farm which his 4th great grandfather - William WOODYATT (Will proved 1812) - is supposed to have owned or tenanted and his will says William WOODYATT of Cowley Park Farm - no connection between WOODYATTs and this MORETON has been found as yet however.

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1667

COLLCOMB
HANCOCK
JENKINS
JOANES
JONES
LEWES
LEWIS
MILES
MILLES
MILLS
PARRY
PRICE
SMITH
SMYTH
VAUGHAN
WILLIAMS
MILLES, Jane - of Petterchurch [Peterchurch] co Hereford widow, 31 Mar 1667.
To be buried in the parish church of Peterchurch as near as possible to my husband John MILLES..
to John JONES (my sister Elizabeth's daughter Joan's son) - £5 and to his brother Timothy - £5;   to Walter WILLIAMS (son of my nephew William WILIAMS) - £5;   to Robert Howell LEWIS (my sister Margaret's son) - £5 and to his sister Ann Howell LEWIS the same.
Towards my funeral expenses £5 and to the poor of Peterchurch - 10/-.
Sole Executrix: my sister Elizabeth WILLIAMS - rest & residue on condition she pays all my debts and legacies within one year of my death.
Memorandum: that before the insealings... to each and all of my god-daughters 5/- apiece.   Jane WILLIAMS (X)
Witnesses: William HANCOCK(X),   William JENKINS(x),   Sible LEWES(x),   Roger PARRY.
Memorandum: 25 Jun 1667. To my [great]nephew John JONES (son of Walter JONES) and my niece Joane JOANES - one ewe and a lamb;   to Timothy JONES (son of Walter JONES and Joane) - one ewe and a lamb;   to Walter WILLIAMS (son of William WILLIAMS [?late dec'd]) - the same;   to my loving friend Sible LEWES for tending me in my sickness - 20/-;   to my niece Ann Howell LEWES - one ewe and ... pigs;   to my sister Elizabeth WILLIAMS - the cow at Mr William [illegible];   to Mary (widow of my nephew William WILLIAMS) - 40/- and a pair of sheets and a feather boulster.   Jane MILLES (x)
Witnesses: William SMITH,   Arthur PRICE(x),   Roger PARRY.
Inventory: 1 Oct 1667 includes £6 by hand from James VAUGHAN gent and £5 due from Eustance JONES of Clehonger gent and a further £5 due from John COLLCOMB of Mochas [Moccas] and totals £32 7 6d appraised by one illegible, one .. SMYTH, David SMYTH and Roger PARRY.
Proved Hereford 24 Oct 1667.
Notes: John MILLS does not appear in the registers of Peterchurch which start in 1660 so probably died earlier. Jane was buried there (as Jane MILES) 18 Jul 1667; William WILLIAMS was buried 3 Mar 1666/7. Two widows named Elizabeth WILLIAMS were buried 9 Apr 1685 and 30 Apr 1686.

 

1670

CORNEWALL
EVANS
GOUGH
GROMEY
HUGHES
JONSEY
LISTER
MEREDITH
MONNINGTON
MORRIS
TAYLOR
MONNINGTON, William - of Presteigne, gent., 2 Apr 1670.
my house in St.David's Street ward to my wife Elizabeth for life then to John MONNINGTON my son & heir apparent;   to my wife land bought from Thomas JONSEY my brother in law & the house in Norton called Lewis MONNINGTON's house possessed by James MORRIS my tenant;   land in Norton to my eldest daughter Anne;   to Elizabeth my 2nd daughter;   to Jane my 3rd daughter;   to William my 2nd son;   (reference to) my father Edward MONNINGTON;   to my brother Thomas MONNINGTON;   to my cousin Philip GOUGH of Presteigne;   to my brother Edward MONNINGTON;   to my cousin William TAYLOR;   to Thomas CORNEWALL esquire & Nicholas TAYLOR esquire & … Weston esquire & ?   Mr William the house in Swinemarket, Knighton, bought from John HUGHES where John EVANS lives.
Witnesses: Richard LISTER clerk &   Walter GROMEY.
Overseers: my friend Mr Nicholas MEREDITH & his good wife Mrs Brigdge.
Proved at Hereford 16 May 1670.

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1670

CORNEWALL
FARMER
GWYN
HIKLESTON
LEWIS
MELLICAPP
MELLICHAP
MELLICHAPP
MEREDITH
SUNDERLAND
MEREDITH, Jane - of Presteigne, spinster, 8 Mar 1669/70.
to the 2 daughters of my brother Nicholas MEREDITH my trunk in his house in Presteigne;   to my kinsman John SUNDERLAND living with Thomas CORNEWALL esquire;   to the poor of Presteigne;   my interest in the will of Thomas HIKLESTON esquire deceased to my kinsmen Richard MELLICHAPP & Nicholas MELLICAPP sons of my sister Anne MELLICAPP widow & John GWYN son of my sister Mary FARMER;   my sister Anne*.
Overseer: Philip LEWIS rector of Presteigne.
Witnesses: Phillip LEWIS &   Ri: MELLICHAP.
Proved at Hereford 30 Aug 1670.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1670

LEWIS
MOULTON
WEST
WESWT
MOULTON, Roger - of Stanford, 21 Aug 1657.
neighbors John WEST and Humphrey LEWIS;   kinsman Humphrey MOULTON.
Witnesses: William LEWIS,   John WESWT,   Humphrey MOULTON, Sr,   Humphrey LEWIS.
Proved 15 Sep 1670 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91589.

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1671

BOWYER
DOGANE
GODWYN
KENT
KNIGHT
LUNTLEY
MATHEWS
PASSEY
PAYNE
POWELL
WEAVER
MATHEWS, Madlen - of Willey, widow, 4 Jul 1671.
to be buried Old Radnor;   to my eldest son John MATHEWS £10 in hands of the executor of William PASSEY of Titley deceased & James LUNTLEY of Walton, Radnor, & a sum in hands of Thomas WEAVER of the Home, Lyonshall & of William KNIGHT of Lyonshall;   to my younger son Peter MATHEWS sums in hands of Hugh PAYNE of Walton & of William KENT deceased;   to my daughter Elinor DOGANE sums in hands of William BOWYER of the Home, Lyonshall.
Witnesses: Owen POWELL &   Adam GODWYN &   Dorothy POWELL.
Will dated 4 Jul 1671. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1673

GILBERT
HUNT
LEWIS
MADDOCK
MADOCKE
NICHOLL
OWEN
THOMAS
WATKIN
MADDOCK, David - of Llanveynor, yeoman.
wife Alice*;   servant William THOMAS.
Beneficiaries: Charles GILBERT,   Phillipp OWEN.
Witnesses: Elizabeth WATKIN, Jane WATKIN.
Appraisers of Inventory: John GILBERT,   Charles NICHOLL,   Thomas LEWIS;   Value: £25.18.0.
Bond: names Alice MADOCKE widow,   Myles HUNT gent.
Proved Brecon 1673.

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1674

LEICESTER
MORETON
MORTON
MORTON, Richard - of the Greet, Leigh, 26 Feb 1668.
John MORTON and Thomas MORTON (my brothers) and James MORTON of Leigh Sinton;   Agreement with Viscount LEICESTER, Hereford 1661-1662;   my eldest son Richard MORETON;   my son Thomas MORETON;   my daurs Elizabeth, Joyse and Anne MORTON.
Proved 12 Sep 1674 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98709.

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1683

CHOLMLEY
MOORE
MORGAN
NESBITT
POWELL
THOMAS
MORGAN, De La Revier - of Chenston[1] widow, 23 Jul 1680. (in my own hand on 6 sheets)
All my lands i/t/p Michaelchurch Escley commonly called Beachhill [or Beakhill - ? possibly Blackhill] bought by Sir Thomas MORGAN Bt, my late husband and me from David THOMAS Gent plus all lands i/t/p bought from one Morgan POWELL Gent - to my dearly beloved son Sir John MORGAN Bt. &c. else to my son Cholmley MORGAN &c. else to my son James MORGAN &c. else to the right heirs of Sir John MORGAN afsd.
Lands called Bramehall which my husband and I bought from my brother Richard CHOLMLEY to my son Cholmley MORGAN else to his sons, daughters, &c. else to Sir John MORGAN Bt. else to my son James MORGAN &c.
My son Charles MORGAN is now dead so his share of his father's estate to be shared by my other sons.   To sons Cholmley MORGAN and James MORGAN - an extra £500/£1700, and to James the greatest silver tankard, 10 silver spoons, a silver tumbler, 2 little siver salts and one fashioned silver candlestick with his father's name on.
My daughter Delariver - an extra £1700 and her father's picture set in gold and my 2 great gold chains and enamelled watch with my pearl necklace and various silver items &c.
My 2 grandchildren - £100 each;   my niece Hannah CHOLMLEY - £200 and my clothes;   my brother and sister CHOLMLEY and their children - £10 each;   dear sister MOORE £10;   each of my sister NESBITT's children £10 each;   servants 20/- each;   poor of Bowchurch [Vowchurch] £5 and of Turnastone 20/-.
£100 for a monument for my dear deceased husband [she doesn't say where - it isn't at Vowchurch];   R&R to my son Sir John MORGAN, he also sole Executor.
Proved PCC London 8 Jun 1683 by Sir John MORGAN, the Exor.
Notes: [1] Chenston = Chanstone, Vowchurch, co Hereford - her name is more usually given as Delariver/Delariviere/Delarivers. As Delariviere CHOLMLEY, she came from Yorkshire - her family is noted in some editions of Burke's Landed Gentry. She married Sir Thomas MORGAN, one of Cromwell's most successful Generals. See also her husband's Will in 1679. Sir John MORGAN lived at Kinnersley, and Cholmley MORGAN lived at Peterchurch then later at Preston-on-Wye.

 

1688

COVELL
HODGES
MORRIS
PERKINS
MORRIS, Hannah - of Stretton Grandison, 2 May 1688.
daur Joan wife of my son in law John HODGES;   my youngest son Peter MORRIS;   my daur Hannah MORRIS;   my beloved son Richard MORRIS.
Witnesses: PERKINS/ COVELL.
Proved 24 Aug 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1695

ARRIDGE
BOALING
ELDRED
HOWARD
LAWRENCE
MENHEIRE
WILCOCKS
WOODHOUSE
MENHEIRE, William - of Grays Inn, gent., 8 Nov 1683.
to my sister Marie MENHEIRE* of Great Bookham, Surrey, spinster, lands in Staunton on Arrow now in actual possession of me & my undertenants & all my other lands there after death of my now mother Mary HOWARD wife of William HOWARD of Bookham now mortgaged to Richard BOALING for £300 now in possession of John WOODHOUSE & William LAWRENCE.
Witnesses: John WILCOCKS &   Thomas ELDRED &   Abrah: ARRIDGE.
Proved (PCC) 30 Jun 1695. TNA Ref: PROB 11/380 f100.

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1699

MAN
MAN, als. PARRY, Mary - of Ross, Heref.
Comon. to Wm. MAN (her husb.) 7 Jan 1698/9 - PCC.

Contact: Abstracts of Parry Wills

 

1705

BERKLEY
BULLOCK
HILL
MILLWARD
SHEPHEARD
VOBE
WOODIATT
MILLWARD, John - of Bosbury, 2 May 1704.
kinsman Richard WOODIATT ans his 2 children Joseph and Mary;   brother in law William BULLOCK;   kinsman John HILL (his children);   kinsman Robert BERKLEY (his 2 daurs Elizabeth & Mary, not 21);   kinsman William VOBE the son of my wife's brother John VOBE;   kinswoman Susanna VOBE (within 6 months after she marries);   loving wife Susanna MILLWARD.
Proved 24 Dec 1705 by Susanna MILLWARD als  SHEPHEARD - HCC.
NB: husband to my 7th great grand aunt - sjk

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1706

BROOKES
HAWARD
HUNT
MOORE
MOULTON
STOKES
MOULTON, John - of Crowle, 31 Jul 1706.
Mary HUNT;   sisters Sarah and Elizabeth;   Mr. Roberts BROOKES.
Witnesses: Margertt HAWARD,   Susana STOKES,   Henry MOORE.
Proved 5 Aug 1706 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98215.

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1714

BERROWS
BROOKES
DANGERFIELD
HALSEY
MORETON
PERKES
MORETON, Francis - of Leigh, 28 Jul 1697.
brother John MORETON of Callowhills, Munslow, gent and his son Francis MORETON;   estate at Upper and Lower Howsell and Sinton at Leigh;   my now wife Lissett MORETON;   Margaret MORETON and Elizth MORETON daurs of my said brother John;   {Francis MORETON, John MORETON, Anthony MORETON and Margarett MORETON children of my brother Humphrey MORETON of Upton};   {Francis PERKES, Tomas PERKES, John PERKES and Margarett PERKES children of my sister Margrett HALSEY by her former husband Thomas PERKES};   {Elizabeth HALSEY my said sisters daur by her now husband, Richard HALSEY of Dimmington};   {Charles, Sarah, Elizabeth and Judith children of my sister BERROWS by William BERROWS of Ledbury};   brother John MORETON and his wife and his 4 children: John, Francis, Margarett and Elizabeth;   brother Humphrey Morton and his 5 children: Humphrey, Francis, John, Anthony & Margaret;   goddaur Lissett DANGERFIELD, my godson John DANGERFIELD;   my niece Hannah BROOKES daur of my brother John BROOKES.
Proved 12 Aug 1714 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98240.

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1717

BROOKES
BROOKS
DANGERFIELD
HILL
HUNT
MORETON
PERKES
STOKE
TURNER
WAGSTAFFE
MORETON, Lissett - of Leigh, 23 Sep 1714.
Hannah BROOKES (daur of my brother John BROOKES);   kinsman Thomas DANGERFIELD of the Rocke (Parke);   nephews John, Henry, George, and Thomas DANGERFIELD son of my late sister Hannah DANGERFIELD;   their brother Edmund DANGERFIELD and sister Hannah WAGSTAFFE;   my sister Katherine DANGERFIELD and her 4 children: Thomas DANGERFIELD, Robert DANGERFIELD,   Lissett HILL and Katherine TURNER;   my brother Samuel TURNER and his 2 sons Samuel TURNER and Henry TURNER;   my nephew George HUNT;   Francis PERKES, Thomas PERKES, John PERKES & Anthony MORETON;   my brother John BROOKES and his sons Richard, George & Francis BROOKS.
Witnesses: MORETON/ HILL/ STOKE.
Proved 27 Apr 1717 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98249.

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1724

BAKER
CHAMBERS
CHEESE
DAVIS
ESTOPP
MAKEAM
MEAKEAM
STONE
TOLLEY
WALKER
WHITESTON
MAKEAM, Mary - of Leigh, widow, 15 Jul 1724.
my daur Mary ESTOPP - interest of 100£;   grandson Thomas TOLLEY - 50£;   my son Richard MAKEAM - 40£ [hops upon Hopton estate in possession of my tenant Scudamore CHEESE];   land at Alfrick;   my daur Susanna BAKER;   my kinsman Thomas MEAKEAM - 6£ + a debt due me from his brother Richard MAKEAM for hopps;   my sister WALKER and my son in law Thomas TOLLEY.
Witnesses: Georg WHITESTON,   Wm CHAMBERS,   Ester STONE,   Willm DAVIS.
Proved 24 Mar 1724 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98277.

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1728

COWLES
LAMPERT
LANE
MEEKE
MYNDE
PHILLIPS
PREECE
PRICE
PRITCHARD
PYE
ROBERTS
WEAVER
WILLIAMS
MEEKE, Walter - of Garway, 17 Aug 1728.
"Possessed of freehold land and copyhold of Little Garway, Manor of Garway".
Beneficiaries: sister Mary MEEKE - use of house Brook Oak, Garway;   Lewis PHILLIPS - late farm now in possession of Richard WILLIAMS ("my under tenant");   nephew John MEEKE (son of my brother Joseph MEEKE) - copyhold estate.
Poor housekeepers of Garway - twenty shillings to be paid Good Friday annually by Churchwardens.
brother Joseph MEEKE - all the monies due to me from Charles PYE Esq and His Grace the Duke of Chandos for the profits of copyhold lands in the Mynde Park and in the Manor of Kilpeck and in the Parish of Much Dewchurch, according to the custom of the Manor of Kilpeck;   niece Mary MEEKE (daughter of brother Joseph) - 50£ when 18 yrs;   John MEEKE of Weston (Penyard?) - copyhold land;   sister Elizabeth (wife of Charles MYNDE) - 20£.
Servant Walter PRITCHARD - 5£;   late Servant Maid Mary LANE - 40s.;   now Servant Maid Elizabeth LAMPERT - 20s.;   godchild Elizabeth (daughter of Richard WEAVER);   Magdelene (daughter of John PREECE of the Old Field);   James son of John PREECE of Harleys (Livery) - 10s. each.
Executrix: sister Mary MEEKE. Signed and Sealed by Testator, with:
Witnesses: William COWLES,   John ROBERTS,   John PRICE.
Probate 23 Nov 1728.

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1746

BROUGHTON
ENGLISH
HARRIS
JONES
MOORE
PREECE
STOKES
MOORE, Mary - of Vowchurch co. Hereford, widow, 29 Nov 1743.
my two grandchildren James MOORE and Mary PREECE (at 21) else to my son James MOORE;   my sister Hannah ENGLISH - my stuff damask gown, 2 shifts and 2 aprons;   my son's wife - my black silk gown;   my grandson James MOORE - my bureau, 6 pewter plates, 2 pewter dishes, 2 pair of flaxen sheets, 2 table cloths and a Boiler (?);   to my grand-daughter Mary PREECE - my grey silk gown, six plates and a box with 2 drawers under the same;   to my niece Jane HARRIS - two red damask gowns, 3 shifts, 3 aprons, 6 pewter plates, 3 pewter dishes one bed, a bolster, 3 pillows, 2 pair of sheets, a kettle and 2 sauce pans;   my copy of ?Rougamount's 'History of the Bible' and my large Common Prayer for my grandson James MOORE.
Sole Executor: my son James MOORE - he to have Rest & Residue.   Signed Mary MOORE, with:
Witnesses: David JONES (X),   Alex BROUGHTON.
Proved London PCC 27 Jan 1746 by James MOORE, the Exor.
Notes: [1] A James MOORE married Mary STOKES on 20 Oct 1702 at Cradley.
[2] The only MOORE entries in the Vowchurch registers 1701 - 1812 are: James son of James and James (sic) MOORE bapt 8 Jan 1708; James buried 30 May 1712 [aged 38]; Hannah daughter of James & Mary bapt 2 Jul 1712; John MOORE of Dinedor buried 18 Dec 1712; Mrs Mary MOORE 2 Feb 1743.

 

1749

MORTON
WARN
MORTON, John - of the Gritt, Leigh, 6 Oct 1746.
son Richard MORTON;   my grandson John MORTON son of Richard MORTON;   my grandson John WARN;   my daur Ann WARN;   my kinsman John son of my late brother Richard MORTON.
Proved 11 Nov 1749 - Worcs.

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1780

HOMES
JAMES
MATHEWS
MATHEWS, Richard - of Bishops Froom, yeoman, 22 Jan 1780.
son William MATHEWS;   my wife Joanah MATHEWS;   my son Richard;   my grandson Thomas MATHEWS;   my grandaur Elizabeth MATHEWS.
Witnesses: Susannah JAMES,   J HOMES.
Proved 29 Mar 1780 - HCC; Ref FHL#91610.

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1791

HOMES
MATTHEWS
WILLIAMS
MATTHEWS, Richard - of Eagleton, Bishop Frome, 25 Feb 1791.
son John MATTHEWS;   my 3 daurs Elizabeth, Jane and Mary - 100£ at age 21;   son Richad MATTHEWS;   wife Margaret - land at Tarrington.
Witnesses: Wm MATTHEWS,   James WILLIAMS,   Wm HOMES.
Proved 28 Apr 1791 - HCC; Ref FHL#91611.

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1792

HOOPER
HOULDER
MORTON
PAGE
ROWBERRY
TERHEARN
THOMAS
MORTON, John - of Lower Howsell, Leigh, surgeon, 14 Jun 1794.
wife Mary MORTON;   my daur Ann MORTON;   my son James MORTON;   my sister Sarah PAGE;   my brother in law Samuel TERHEARN;   James HOULDER estate;   tenant William HOOPER.
Witnesses: Rich. THOMAS;   Joseph ROWBERRY;   William ROWBERRY.
Proved 22 Nov 1792 - Worcs.

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1811

BADHAM
BARRETT
MATTHEWS
NAPLETON
PRITCHARD
ROBERTS
WATTERS
MATTHEWS, William - of Garway co. Hereford, 12 Mar 1811.
to my wife Susannah MATTHEWS - all my real and personal estate and lands,   goods &c. and after her decease equally devided between my 4 children:- my daughter Susannah BARRETT;   my daughter Elizabeth PRITCHARD (deceased);   my daughter Ann MATTHEWS and my daughter Mary WATTERS - to each of them an equal share;   Elizabeth's share to be divided between her 3 children Elizabeth PRITCHARD,   Thomas PRITCHARD and Catherine PRITCHARD equally.
Their Trustees: John BARRETT and John BADHAM both o/t/p of St Weonards co. Hereford - after wife's decease to apply the interest for their maintenance and education until 21,   and then pay the whole principal and interest for their own use &c.
Executrix: my wife Susannah MATTHEWS.
The mark of William MATTHEWS, with:
Witnesses: John ROBERTS;   John ROBERTS, taylor;   John BADHAM.
Proved at Hereford 14 Aug 1811 before the Revd & Wor'll Jno NAPLETON DD  Vicr Gen &c by the oath of Susannah MATTHEWS wid; under £100.
Complete transcript URL: Matthews William of Garway Hef

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1814

MORTON
MORTON, Richard - of Broad St in Worceester and of Wick, Cabinet maker and upholsterer.
"my body to be buried parish church of All Saints, Worcester".
my wife Elizabeth;   7 parts to my 7 children: son John MORTON,   son James MORTON of Holborn Hill, London, carpet mfgr;   son William MORTON of Worcester, gentleman;   daurs Sarah, Mary Ann, Maria, and Louisa MORTON;   Ann MORTON {no relationship stated}, my brother William MORTON.
Proved 11 May 1814 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98411.

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1825

BERRANS
CARR
CRISP
GARBETT
MERRICK
PARROLD
PREECE
WATHAN
WATKINS
MERRICK, John - o/t/p Kingstone co. Hereford, Gentleman, 21 Mar 1825.
Executors: Revd. James GARBETT Clerk and Mr Richd. MERRICK, both of the City of Hereford.
Appropriate and divide the money from Lands &c. now under sale to Mr T[hos] WATHAN of Bridge Court i/t/p Kingstone to:- my son Richd MERRICK's daughter Ann - 200£;   children of my son James MERRICK's deseath - 100£ equally divided;   my son Arnold MERRICK's children - 10£ each "but not until the youngest child brings forth his Certificate of Baptism to my Executors";   my son Richd MERRICK's other children - 10£ each excepting Ann.
"One Hundred Pound now due on a note of hand to me from Mrs CRISP to be paid to Mr Wm WATKINS Joiner and Malster" o/t/p Kingstone towards ... a debt due to him ... from my son Arnold MERRICK;   the Executors to have any money remaining "share and share alike".
Other legacies: to my daughter Charlott GARBETT - bookcase, pictures in the Parlor, great table in the Hall, ornamental picture over fireplace, china plates and dishes;   my son Richd MERRICK's daughter Ann - all household goods, bedding, &c. with salts and silver spoons and all silver plate;   to my Executors - my Hogsets and Vessels of every description.
Witnesses: William BERRANS;   Robert PARROLD;   Wm PREECE.
Proved at Hereford 18 May 1825 before Robert James CARR DD;  Estate under £300.

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1843

BURGOYNE
DAVIES
EVANS
LOWE
MILLICHAMP
MILLICHAMP, William - of Lingen, farmer, 28 Oct 1838.
half of my property to Mary DAVIES wife of John DAVIES with whom I reside;   she is to pay £20 each to Thomas DAVIES and Jane DAVIES her son and daughter when they are 21;   to my nephew William MILLICHAMP - £100;   the rest of my property to be divided between my nephew and nieces John and Anne and Jane MILLICHAMP son and daughters of my brother Azarias MILLICHAMP and between Ann and Mary daughters of my brother Thomas MILLICHAMP.
Executors: William LOWE* of the Gove Head in Lingen & James EVANS* of the New House in Kinsham.   William (X) MILLICHAMP.
Witnesses: Sarah BURGOYNE, Joseph (X) BURGOYNE.
Proved at Hereford 29 May 1843 by the executors named.

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1843

JAMES
MORTON
RANCE
REDING
WOODWARD
MORTON, John - of Green Hill Cottage, St. Martin, Worcester, 27 Jul 1840.
"Body to be interred in parish church of Leigh".
wife Anne MORTON;   aunt Dorothy REDING;   cousin Mary Ann JAMES;   sister Anne MORTON;   niece Eliza RANCE;   friend Francis Dooley WOODWARD, solicitor, Pershore;   brother James;   brother in law William RANCE;   nieces & nephews (children of brother James MORTON).
Codicil is referred to but is missing.
Proved 1 Jun 1843 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98444.

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1852

BISHOP
DAVIES
GWYN
HARPER
MAINWARING
POWELL
WILLIAMS
MAINWARING, Edward - of Turnaston co Hereford, bachelor, 11 Dec 1849.
Elizabeth and Mary (the 2 daughters of my sister Hannah HARPER) - £20 each;   niece Elizabeth WILLIAMS - £20;   niece Mary DAVIES - £60 and to her children Miriam and Edward - £20 each at 21;   niece Mrs Catherine BISHOP - £350;   nephew James MAINWARING of Upcott in the parish of Almley co Hereford - my messuage at Wilson in the parish of Eardisley and the rest and residue of my estate.
Executors: James MAINWARING and William BISHOP of Dolward in the parish of Turnastone.   Edwd MAINWARING (x)
Witnesses: James POWELL,   John GWYN junior.
Proved PCC London 7 Dec 1852.
Notes: Edward MAINWARING was born in the parish of Huntington and was living at Dolward Farm (in Turnastone) with his niece Catherine and her husband in 1841 & 1851. William BISHOP of Turnatone (born Stokeley co. Salop) was married by Licence 1 Jan 1835 at Turnastone to Catherine MAINWARING of Eardisley (born Huntington [1851] or Eardisley [1861]). Edward was buried 17 Aug 1852 at Turnastone aged 80.

 

1853

?FARRER
?FERROR
ALLEN
BUTCHER
DOWNES
DREW
MAUND
MILLWARD
MILWARD
NICHOLAS
MILWARD, John - of Staunton-on-Wye co. Hereford, Yeoman, 1 Apr 1850.
my daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas Edward NICHOLAS - my messuage in Stanford Bishop co. Hereford now in the possession of … DOWNES as tenant for life then equally between my grandsons John Milward NICHOLAS and Edward NICHOLAS subject to an annual charge of £4 payable to my wife Ann MILWARD;   to my daughter Fanny wife of Thomas DREW - Lakes Cottage in Suckley co. Worcs now in the possession of William NICHOLAS as tenant - for life and then to my grand-daughter Elizabeth DREW subject to an annual charge of £4 payable to my wife Ann MILWARD;   to my daughter Hannah the wife of George ?FERROR - £100 (due by Note from John MAUND of Staunton-on-Wye to me) subject to £2 p.a. to my wife Ann;   R&R to wife Ann MILWARD (co Executrix with daughter Hannah)
Witnesses: Thomas ALLEN,   Thomas BUTCHER.
Proved PCC 13 Apr 1853 by Hannah ?FARRER {in the Will written FERROR}  power reserved for the Relict.
Note: The 1851 Census includes a John MILLWARD (sic) aged 86 and an Ann MILLWARD aged 77.

 

1892

GRIFFITHS
LITTLE
MINETT
PIDDOCK
WESTON
MINETT, Henry - of Ross-on-Wye, solicitor, 23 Nov 1885.
Beneficiaries: son Charles Ferdinand MINETT, wife and four daughters: only Catherine Eleanor, and youngest daughter, Mabel, named.
Original Executors: daughter Catherine Eleanor MINETT,   son Charles Ferdinand MINETT.
Witnesses: Geo. MINETT,   Geo. E LITTLE, clerks to Testator.
Codicil: 19 Sep 1890. Additional Beneficiary: Mr PIDDOCK, partner.
Executors as a result of Codicil: nephew George Frederick MINETT,   son Charles Ferdinand MINETT.
Witnesses to codicil: James Thomas WESTON, Porter Ross Union Workhouse;   Henry GRIFFITHS, clerk to MINETT &   PIDDOCK, Solicitors.
Probate granted 6 Feb 1892 to Charles Ferdinand MINETT.

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1909

CLUSE
MINETT
SINGLETON
MINETT, William Henry[1] - 354 Albany Road, Camberwell, 6 Jan 1902.
Beneficiaries: wife Sophia Emily MINETT*;   sons Henry William MINETT,   Charles Frederick MINETT and Arthur James MINETT;   daughter Sophia Ellen or Ellen Sophia MINETT.
Witnesses: Geo. E CLUSE,   Elizabeth SINGLETON.
[1] William Henry MINETT was the first son of Henry MINETT, solicitor, of Ross-on-Wye.
Proved 8 Sep 1909.

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1921

BARR
BLOXHAM
COOK
DAVIES
GREENLAND
MINETT
PHILIPS
PRICE
MINETT, Frances[1] - of 196 Charles Rd, Small Heath, Birmingham, spinster.
Executor: Elizabeth MINETT.
Beneficiaries: godchild Mrs Frank BARR, Stonehouse (daughter of Mr &   Mrs Harry Price GREENLAND[2], Stonehouse, Glostershire);   niece Frances Mary MINETT;   nieces Edith & Philis MINETT, Birmingham;   niece Ada COOK;   brother Thomas MINETT & his wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Elsie BLOXHAM,   Edith Marian MINETT.
[1] Francis MINETT was baptised in 1844 at Bridstow, Herefordshire, daughter of Thomas and Mary Eleanor MINETT.
[2] It's not clear whether this should be Harry PRICE Greenland, ie Greenland being a house name, or Harry Price GREENLAND.
Also mentioned: photos of Mrs DAVIES & Mrs PHILIPS, Miss Emily DAVIES & Mr William DAVIES. These were probably from the family Frances was in service to - see 1881 census RG11/2541 F9 P12.
Proved 14 Mar 1921 at Birmingham.
NB: Thomas MINETT, the brother, was my husband's gr. grandfather - bmg

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1954

CRIDLAND
HODGE
LANE
MASSINGHAM
O'REILLY
MASSINGHAM, Henrietta Kate (nee LANE) - of 11 Wilton Gardens, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Died 15 Apr 1954 (at the same address). Will Drawn up: 22 Dec 1953;   by John HODGE & Co. Solicitors, Weston-super-Mare.
Occupation: Housewife;   Widow.
Beneficiaries: friend Ethel Mary CRIDLAND;   Alfred Edwin (misnamed in will as Edgar) LANE;   niece Mrs. Zenyth O'REILLY in South Africa;   The Trustees of the Victoria Methodist Church, Weston-super-Mare;   Royal National Institute for the Blind.
Executor: Lloyds Bank Limited, 71 Lombard Street, London.
Probate granted about 21 Jun 1954.
NB: this is my great great aunt - rcl

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3700

COTHER
GIFFORD
MORETON
MORTON
MORETON, Richard - of Leigh. (Ad)
By Sarah MORTON,   Richard COTHER and John MORTON.
Inventory by: GIFFORD/ MORTON/ COTHER, 15 May 1730.
Admon 1 Aug 370 - Worcs.

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