Herefordshire Wills

Abstracts of Herefordshire Probate Records

N

Abstracts on this page are listed by Date of Probate, and a list of SURNAMES in each abstract may be found on the left of the abstract. Use the 'Find' option in your browser to search for surnames you're interested in, or use the search box below to search all Wills in this collection.

Loading Google Search Box

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:-

 

1551

NASSE
STANTON
TYLER
NASSE, John - of Staunton, 1551.
wife Alyzabethe [executrix].
Witnesses: John TYLER,   Thomas a STANTON.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1595

ANASH
BADLOND
COPNOR
GREGORY
GREGORYE
GRUBB
HALL
LARANCE
NASH
NASHE
NICOLLS
RIVE
RODE
ROODD
STEADE
TAYLOR
TRANTER
NASH, James - of …, husbandman, 28 Feb 1594/5.
to Ellenor GRUBB 40s. owed by Richard BADLOND, Walter RIVE & Walter STEADE, workman;   to Margaret ROODD;   to Richard NASH* my natural brother;   to the children of Walter STEADE tanner deceased at discretion of their grandfather Walter STEADE;   to William GRUBB son & heir of Roger GRUBB;   George ANASH owes money which I give to his 2 sisters Margery & Margret;   to William NICOLLS;   to Richard GREGORY clerk curate of Pembridge.
Witnesses: Robert GREGORYE clerk &   Walter STEADE &   Richard NASHE &   Margaret RODE.
Debtors: Henry COPNOR of Marson [Marston] &   John HALL of Weston &   Walter TRANTER of Hunton &   John TRANTER of the Mill &   George ANASH &   William NICOLLS &   Richard LARANCE &   David the TAYLOR of Pembridge.
Proved at Hereford 31 Mar 1595.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1597

BADLAND
BEVAN
BULL
COCKINS
GREENE
HOSKINS
LIKE
NEWLAND
NEWTON
OLIVER
SHEPEHEARD
TAILLOUR
TAILOUR
WYSHAM
NEWLAND, Joan - of Shobdon, widow, 31 Mar 1597.
to be buried in my parish church;   to parish poor to be distributed by Mr NEWTON & my neighbour John BULL;   to my brother in law Edward TAILLOUR;   to Fraunces BULL;   to my sister Anne;   to the 3 children of Anne GREENE;   to all my godchildren: Thomas TAILLOUR, Joan TAILLOUR, Joan SHEPEHEARD, Alice TAILOUR, John HOSKINS, Joan BADLAND & Joan COCKINS;   to Joan BEVAN my servant;   to Alice OLIVER;   rest to my brother in law Edward TAILLOUR*.
Witnesses: Richard NEWTON clerk &   William WYSHAM &   James LIKE &   Maulde SHEPEHEARD &   Alice TAILOUR.
Creditors: my maid Joan & Humfrey TAILOUR the younger.
Proved at Hereford 4 Apr 1597.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1597

CROFTE
GRYFFITH
MORRIS
NASHE
RICHARD
TRAUNTER
WALKER
WEST
NASHE, William - of Otecraft [Oatcroft] in Titley, 14 Apr 1593. (N)
to William TRAUNTER of Otecrofte sum in hands of Thomas CROFTE of Russhocke & Barnarde his son;   to William TRAUNTER's daughters of Hunton;   to Evan testator's master's servant 34s. owed by Morris ap GRYFFITH of Llanyevan & sum owed by Richard WALKER of Titley;   to testator's master's 2 daughters Sibill & Johan;   John MORRIS of Lynhalls [Lyonshall] owed money;   testator's brothers to have none of his goods.
Witnesses: William TRAUNTER &   Evan ap RICHARD &   Brian WEST.
Proved at Hereford 18 Nov 1597.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1608

AYTHORNE
BULLOCK
BULLOCKE
COWELL
JONES
NOKES
NOKES, Rycharde - of Pittlewicke, Cradley, 6 Jun 1608.
"Before day of marriage with Anne my now wife I promised to Rychard JONES her father..";   my eldest son Rychard and his marriage with Elinor his wife;   my daur Margerie;   my daur Elynor;   the 6 children of my son in law Wyllyam BULLOCKE;   Clement BULLOCKE;   Thomas and Rychard the children of Thomas AYTHORNE;   my sons John and Peter.
Witnesses: COWELL/ BULLOCK.
Proved 26 Jul 1608 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91662.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1610

BAKER
NAIRE
ROSSELL
NAIRE, William - of Ford House, Ambresley, 15 Dec 1595.
my son{s} William, Francis and Geffrey. Overseers John ROSSELL and John BAKER.
Proved 23 Feb 1610 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97984 #30.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1612

BEAUCHAMPE
HAMPTON
NEYER
TOLLEY
WAG
NEYER, John - of Newland, 28 Apr 1610.
"To be buried at Great Malverne";   my 2nd son John NEYER - 70 marks + my timber at Newland;   my sons Thomas NEYER and Richard NEYER;   my daur Anne NEYER;   my eldest son Robert NEYER - my timber at Ombersley;   my wife Elizabeth;   my good father in law Phillipe TOLLEY;   my good neighbour John BEAUCHAMPE.
Among debts owed: Thomas HAMPTON of Ombersley.
Witnesses: George NEYER,   Wm WAG.., Rd. M....
Proved 18 Jun 1612 - Worcs; Ref FHL#97990.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1615

BAKER
BURTON
ERLLY
MARSON
NAYER
PARDO
SMYTHE
NAYER, Joane - of Ombersley, 10 May 1615.
"To be buried Ombersley";   my son Frances;   my son Jeffery;   my son Wylliam NAYER.
Overseers: John BURTON and John BAKER. Debt due: from James PARDO.
Witnesses: Geff. SMYTHE,   John ERLLY,   John BURTON,   John BAKER,   Phillip MARSON.
Proved 20 Jan 1615 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98001 #242.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1622

DIPPER
NOKE
NOKES
NOKES, Peter - of Cradley, 23 Jan 1622.
my wife Elizabeth;   my son Peter;   my 2 daurs Margarett and Elinor;   my wives sonne Thomas DIPPER.
Overseers: my brother Rychard NOKE and Thomas NOKE.
Proved 1622 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91662.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1623

BULLOCK
NOKES
PITT
PULLEN
PURCLOCK
NOKES, John - of Cradley, husbandman, 22 May 1623.
my son John NOKES - 5£;   my daur Sarah;   my godaur Margret BULLOCK;   my now wife Anne. my brother Richard NOKES and Richard PITT.
Witnesses: NOKES/ PULLEN/ PURCLOCK.
Proved - Hereford; Ref FHL#91662.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1624

BULACK
BULLOCK
BULLOCKE
HENERY
NOKES
PULLEN
NOKES, Rychard - of Pittlewicke, Cradley, 5 Feb 1623.
my daur Elizabeth - 2 years after my death;   my daur Elianor (when 21);   my son Rychard;   my kinsman Peter NOKES;   my wife Elianor;   my brother in law Willyam BULLOCKE of the same and my kinsman Willyam BULLOCK of the Hope.
Witnesses: HENERY/ PULLEN/ BULACK.
Proved 1624 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91662.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1667

COX
ELMCHURST
HOW
NOURSE
NURSE
NOURSE, Robert - of Linton, Yeoman, 5 Mar 1650.
Beneficiaries: for "reparacions" of Linton church, 10s;   to parish poor £2;   to wife Mary, ½ of household stuff, 1 cow, 12 bushells of grain + lifetime interest in a close called Cockshoot Close by Linton Woods;   to son John NOURSE - all lands and a messuage called Foord End, with all houses, outhouses, buildings etc., and lands, meadows and pastures thereunto belonging, 1 pair oxen, 2 plows, 2 waynes, 2 yokes, 2 plowthings, 2 harrows, and ownership of Cockshoot Close when testator's wife Mary dies, and residue of estate;   to son William £10;   to son Robert all lands and a tenements in Upton Bishop + £10;   to son Walter all lands in Linton Exeat (outer Linton?) & Sugham now in his possession;   to daughter Mary, £10;   to daughter Margaret, £10;   all grandchildren (unnamed) 1 sheep each.
Executor: son John NOURSE.
Witnesses: John ELMCHURST vicar;   Gilbert NURSE;   William HOW;   Richard COX.
Probate granted 1667 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1689

BEARD
GILDING
HINTS
NASH
WOOD
NASH, John - of Bosbury, 15 Jan 1689.
my uncle William NASH of Worcester - 5£;   John WOOD son of my sister - 5£ when 5 years old;   Anne WOOD daur of my sister - 20s.;   my brother William NASH.
Witnesses: BEARD/ GILDING/ HINTS.
Proved 12 Mar 1689 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1693

ADDIS
BEALE
BOOTHE
HARPER
HILL
HULLETT
HURDS
NOURSE
NOURSE, William - of Kings Caple, Yeoman, 29 Jan 1690.
Beneficiaries: to poor of Kings Caple 10s;   to poor of Linton £1 (to be disposed of by the vicar of same and Roger HILL within 6 months);   to son in law John HULLETT and his wife Sarah, parcel of land called Langlain (?) which I purchased of John and Joan BEALE;   to daughter Sarah HULLETT (wife of John) £40;   to daughter Ann HURDS £5 (to be paid to John HULLETT which she now owes him);   to my granddaughters Sarah HARPER, Elinor HARPER & Mary HARPER, £5 each when they come of age;   to grandson Richard ADDIS £20 when aged 22;   all grandchildren to get 1 sheep each.
Executrix: my wife Sarah - she also to have residue of estate.
Witnesses: Richard BOOTHE, William BEALE, John NOURSE.
Probate granted Sep 1693 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1693

ADDIS
BEALE
BROMPTON
HARPER
HARRIS
HULLETT
MANFIELD
NOURSE
TAYLER
TAYLOR
NOURSE, Sarah - of Kings Caple, widow, 28 Sep 1693.
Beneficiaries: to grandchildren Humphrey and Mary HARPER of Norton (Norton Canon?), £25 to be shared between them, to be placed in hands of my kinsman Michael BROMPTON of Canon Frome & my kinsman John NOURSE of Ballingham, to be paid to the children when they are 16 or sooner if thought fit;   to grandson James TAYLOR £10;   to grandchildren John TAYLER, Deborah TAYLER,   Elizabeth TAYLER, £20 between them to be placed in hands of my kinsman Michael BROMPTON of Canon Frome & my kinsman John NOURSE of Ballingham, to be paid to the children when they are 16 or sooner if thought fit;   to grandson Richard ADDIS, £15;   to granddaughter Sarah NOURSE (daughter of John and Mary), £4;   to grandchildren Daniel HULLETT, John HULLETT, Sarah HULLETT Thomas HULLETT, £8 between them paid to loving kinsman Michael BROMPTON 40s;   to kinsman John NOURSE & William NOURSE of Ballingham, 40s between them;   to my neighbour and kinsman Thomas MANFIELD, 40s to James BROMPTON (son of Michael BROMPTON), 40s;   to servant maid Ann TAYLOR, 10s.
Executor: (son-in-law) John HULLETT - he also to have residue of estate.
Witnesses: William BEALE,   Charles HARRIS,   Thomas MANFIELD.
Probate granted Sep 1693 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1697

GWILLIM
HAMMOND
NASH
WOODD
NASH, John - of Poolend, Pixley co Hereford, 14 Oct 1695.
wife Elianor and son John NASH;   daughter Hester NASH - £300;   daughter Anne now wife of Thomas WOODD - £50;   daughters Hannah NASH and Sarah NASH - £300 each at 21;   daughters Lydiyah wife of Thomas HAMMOND,   and Mary wife of John GWILLIM.
Codicil: 1 Nov 1695.
Proved PCC 26 Feb 1696/7.

 

1706

BEARD
BEVAN
BRITTEN
NOTT
WHEELER
NOTT, William - of Orleton, 10 Jun 1704.
my eldest son Thomas NOTT - my messuage in Orleton;   my 4th son John NOTT - 5£, my 5th son Edmund NOTT - 10£,   my 6th son Samuel NOTT - 20£, my 7th son George NOTT - 1s.,   my 8th son Charles NOTT - 5£ my 3rd son Randolph NOTT;   my daur Sarah WHEELER;   my wife Eleanor;   my brother John NOTT of Great Shelsley;   my kinsman Francis BRITTEN Jr.
Witnesses: Thos. BEARD,   Frances BEVAN,   John NOTT jr.
Proved 29 Jul 1706 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.
NB: husband to my 8th great grand aunt - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1708

BEARD
HARTLAND
HODGES
NASH
TURNER
WARMINGTON
WOAR
NASH, Richard - of Bosbury, 2 Sep 1707.
my daur Elizabeth HARTLAND;   son John NASH;   my son in law George HODGES;   son in law John WOAR;   my grandson George HODGES;   my son in law John HARTLAND;   Eleanor WARMINGTON of Cradley, spinster;   my son William NASH of Ledbury.
Witnesses: Samuell TURNER,   John BEARD,   Tho: NASH.
Proved 15 Jan 1708 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1719

NASH
SHEPHEARD
THOMAS
TURBERVILLE
NASH, John - of Mathon, yeoman, 8 May 1716.
Thomas SHEPHEARD of Mathon, gent and my brother William NASH - in trust for my children.
Witnesses: Jas TURBERVILLE,   Wm THOMAS, John THOMAS.
Proved 5 Jun 1719 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91599.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1722

NOTT
NOTTS
WHEELER
NOTT, Samuel - of Clifton on Teame, gent, 11 Nov 1721.
"To be buried in St. Michael Bedwardine near where my brother Edmond NOTTS children are interred";   brothers Thomas NOTT, Edmond NOTT,   and brother in law Allen WHEELER;   brothers George NOTT and Charles NOTT;   nephew Samuel NOTT son of my brother Edmond NOTT;   brother in laws 2 sons William and Allen WHEELER and his daur Jane WHEELER;   nephew Samuel NOTT (son of Edmond) is at university.
Proved 27 Nov 1722 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91599.
NB: my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1727

BAYLIS
NEED
ROBERTS
TOLLEY
TWINBERROW
NEED, Decimus - of Great Malvern.
Anne NEED (wid and rel) renounced will and appointed Francis TOLLEY a proctor of Court, 20 Mar 1727.
Admon bond by Sarah ROBERTS of Malvern, wid (mother of Decimus NEED),   Joseph BAYLIS of Malvern, &   Thomas TWINBERROW of same.
Proved 23 Mar 1727; Ref FHL#98290.
NB: I found no actual will only the renouncing and admon bond - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1727

BRITTEN
EDWARDS
HOLLAND
HOLT
LINES
NOTT
TURNER
WIGHT
WOOD
NOTT, Thomas - of Whilden, Leysters, gent.
"honoured father William NOTT buried in Chancell at Eastham estate at Sutton".
my wife Elizabeth - estate at Sutton;   our grandaur Anne WIGHT;   my brother Randolph NOTT - 5£/if living;   William son of my brother John NOTT - 5£;   my godson Thomas the son of William HOLT of Tenbury and my godson William the other son of William HOLT;   Edward son of my brother Charles NOTT;   my brother Charles NOTT;   Mary wife of William HOLT of Berrington;   my servant William LINES;   my estate at Orelton to my grandaur Anne the daur of my daur Joyce deceased late wife of George HOLLAND of Tenbury, gent;   Land at Castle Moorton now in occupation of Edward TURNER late the estate of my kinsman Henry NOTT;   my godson Thomas NOTT son of my brother George NOTT and his 2 sisters Mary & Elizabeth;   my kinsman Francis BRITTEN Sr of Sutton;   the daurs of my 3 brothers George, Edmund, and Charles;   my friends Vincent WOOD of Tenbury, gent,   and my kinsmen John BRITTEN and Francis BRITTEN of Sutton.
Witnesses: Alice BRITTEN,   Mary EDWARDS,   Francis BRITTEN Jr.
Proved 24 Oct 1727 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.
NB: my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1754

GRIFFIN
NOTT
NOTT, Edmund - of St. Michaels Bedwardine, Worcester. (Ad)
Susannah NOTT, widow of St. Michaels;   Samuel NOTT of city of Worcester, clerk;   Edward GRIFFIN of St. Michaels.
Admon 18 Mar 1754 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98338.
NB: my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1754

GRIFFIN
NOTT
NOTT, Margaret - of St. Michaels Bedwardine, Worcester, spinster. (Ad)
Susannah NOTT widow (the mother);   Samuel NOTT of Worcester, clerk;   Edward GRIFFIN.
Admon 18 Mar 1754 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98338.
NB: my 2nd cousin 8th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1754

CLARK
GRIFFIN
NOTT
NOTT, Susannah - of St. Michael Bedwardine, Worcester, 20 Mar 1754.
daur Mary NOTT;   son Samuel NOTT, clerk.
Witnesses: Rich CLARK,   Edward GRIFFIN.
Proved 19 Sep 1754 - Worcs.
NB: wife to my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1769

CHURCH
GARDINER
NASH
WIGHT
NASH, Ann - of the Poolend, Pixley, widow, 9 Aug 1769.
son in law John GARDINER of Cheynes Court.
Witnesses: Ant CHURCH Jr,   Thos WIGHT,   Mary GARDINER.
Proved 29 Aug 1769 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1781

GRIFFITHS
NEED
NOTT
SOLLOWAY
STARLING
VOBE
NOTT, Thomas - of Mathon.
John GRIFFITHS of Bromyard;   John NEED of Holt, cooper;   Richard SOLLOWAY;   William VOBE;   John GRIFFITHS the son of Margaret wife of Charles STARLING and a legatee in the will.
Proved 5 May 1781.
NB: husband or son to 1st cousin 7th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1791

BRUMFIELD
NOTT
OWEN
SPENCER
TURLEY
NOTT, Elizabeth - of Mathon, spinster, 28 Sep 1791.
brother Richard NOTT;   mother Elizabeth NOTT of Mathon;   niece Mary BRUMFIELD daur of John and Ann BRUMFIELD of Ohlin, Hereford;   William TURLEY son of William and Mary TURLEY of Leigh;   friends John SPENCER of the Croft, Worcester, gent & Edward OWEN of Alfrick, gent.
Proved 26 Nov 1791.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1798

BENNETT
BURGHOPE
NEWMAN
WEBB
WENT
NEWMAN, Joshua - of Pool Head in Bodenham co Hereford, yeoman, 29 Apr 1795.
To dear wife Elizabeth NEWMAN - various properties in Bodenham and Marden for her widowhood and then to my eldest son Joshua NEWMAN;   sons & daughters Mary NEWMAN, John NEWMAN, Elizabeth NEWMAN, Lott NEWMAN;   William and Elizabeth children of my late son Thomas NEWMAN, at 21;   son & daughters James NEWMAN, Ann NEWMAN, Susannah NEWMAN, Frances NEWMAN.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth NEWMAN.   Joshua NEWMAN (x)
Witnesses: John WENT,   Sara BURGHOPE,   Thos BENNETT.
Proved 25 Jul 1798 at Hereford (the Testator then late of Bodenham)
Notes: The Testator was bap 22 Nov 1730 at Bodenham and mar Elizabeth WEBB on 16 May 1749 in Hereford Cathedral. They were the parents of Joshua NEWMAN (q.v. his Will 20 Jun 1822)

 

1822

HOMES
KINGS
NEWMAN
SMITH
NEWMAN, Joshua - of Court of Park in the township of Parkhold [i/t/p Pixley] co Hereford, yeoman, 5 Jan 1812.
my wife Sarah NEWMAN - £40 per annum, some furniture;   son Thomas NEWMAN - £500;   daughter Sarah NEWMAN - £200;   son James NEWMAN - my freeholds in Bodenham;   he also Sole Exor.
Witnesses: John KINGS,   Richard HOMES,   William HOMES of the Poolend near Ledbury.
Proved 20 Jun 1822 at Hereford by James NEWMAN, the Exor.
The Testator was late of Ledbury.
Notes: Joshua NEWMAN was bap 3 Sep 1750 at Bodenham. He married Sarah SMITH (date and place unknown) by whom he had 8 children. All except the last were bap at Much Cowarne; the last (Sarah) bap 19 Aug 1792 at Moreton Jeffries.

Return to top of page

URL of this page: http://willsdb.gukutils.org.uk/HEF/WillsN.html
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library