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

BRACE
HOPEWODE
ROBERT
RYVE
RYVE, John - of Pembridge, 1546.
wife Margaret, son Thomas*, son in law Philippe P{?}.
Witnesses: Harry BRACE,   Roger HOPEWODE,   David ap ROBERT.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1546

BRACE
HOPEWODE
ROBERT
RYVE
RYVE, John - of Pembruge [Pembridge], 21 Oct 1546. (#)
to be buried Pembridge;   to Margaret my wife;   to Philippe R…   my son in law;   to Thomas* my son.
Witnesses: Harry BRACE &   Roger HOPEWODE &   David ap ROBERT.
Will dated 21 Oct 1546. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1550

BODINTON
BRACE
BYRT
FLEMMYNG
HALL
LOOCHARD
NORCOT
RODE
ROSE
TAGG
TAYLOR
RODE, John - tanner, of Pembridge, 1550.
wife Johan*;   sons John, Raffe, Thomas and Hugh;   dau Anne;   servant Margaret;   dau in law Agnes wife of son Thomas.
Mentioned: Harry BRACE.
Overseers: son John, John HALL of Almeley.
Debtors: William BODINTON of Oxford,   Davyd ROSE of Llanihangell,   James FLEMMYNG of Presteigne,   John NORCOT,   Ryse TAYLOR,   {?} LOOCHARD gent of Pembridge.
Witnesses: Nycolas BYRT,   William TAGG, William {?}.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1550

BODINTON
BRACE
BYRT
FLEMMYNG
HALL
LOOCHARD
NORCOT
RODE
ROSE
SMYTHE
TAGG
TAYLOR
RODE, John - of Pembridge, tanner, 22 Apr 1550. (#)
to my son John a cow in keeping of SMYTHE of Glasbury;   to my son Raffe my lease of Harry BRACE's meadow;   to my son Thomas;   to my son Hugh;   to my daughter Anne;   to my servant Margaret;     to my wife Johan* my copy of Welbury in Pembridge north field;   to my son Thomas & his wife Agnes.
Overseers: my son John &   John HALL of Almeley.
Witnesses: Nycolas BYRT &   William TAGG & William …;  
Debtors: William BODINTON of Oxford &   Davyd ROSE of Llanihangell &   James FLEMMYNG of Presteigne &   John NORCOT &   Ryse TAYLOR &   … LOOCHARD of Pembrydge gent.
Will dated 22 Apr 1550. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1552

BAKER
BRACE
CON{OPP}
CRONE
DAVID
DAVYS
HYGYNS
JENKS
LEWES
LYDE
ROSSE
STALLARD
SYMONDS
ROSSE, John - of Pembridge, 1552.
dau Johan CRONE*,   son in law Richard CRONE*;   son William.
Beneficiaries: John BAKER,   Harry JENKS.
Mentioned: Johan DAVYS,   Harry BRACE of Noke.
Overseers: John BAKER,   Sir W HYGYNS .
Witnesses: Wylliam HYGYNS clerk,   John BAKER,   Harry JENKS,   Raff CON{OPP},   {?} BAKER,   John SYMONDS,   William BAKER.
Debtors: Robart ap DAVID of Stowe,   Owen ap LEWES,   Walter STALLARD of Nowton,   Margaret LYDE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1553

BAKER
BRACE
CRONE
DAVID
DAVYS
HYGYNS
JENKS
LOWES
LYDE
ROSSE
STALLARD
SYMONDS
ROSSE, John - of Pembrydge, 17 Mar 1552/3. (#)
to be buried in church;   to William my son;   John BAKER;   Harry JENKS;   to Richard CRONE* my son in law & Johan* my daughter my house in London Street occupied by Johan DAVYS & lease of Woodmanton from Harry BRACE of Noke & rest of estate.
Overseers: John BAKER &   Sir W. HYGYNS.
Witnesses: Wylliam HYGYNS clerk &   John BAKER &   Harry JENKS &  Raff CON…;   … BAKER &   John SYMONDS &   William BAKER;   debtors: Robart ap DAVID of Stowe &   Owen ap LOWES &   Walter STALLARD of Nowton &   Margaret LYDE.
Will dated 17 Mar 1552/3. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1564

BAWLL
BEDOWE
BOWLE
GEILER
GWALTER
JEWE
JOHN
KINGE
LEWIS
LIDE
MAHOLOM
MEREDITHE
MERICKE
MORICE
MORRICE
REES
WETHERBURYE
REES, Watkyn ap - of Nashe, 1564.
wife Elizabeth*, dau Johan, sons John, William and Thomas.
Overseers: sons John, Thomas.
Mentioned: Harrye ap Howell ap John,   Thomas LEWIS esqr.
Witnesses: Richard LIDE,   Richard GEILER,   William KINGE,   John BAWLL.
Debtors: Morgan ap Hoell ap Phelip and Gwenhever his wife,   Gl' MORRICE, Gwenhever verch Morice,   Gwenhever verch MORICE,   Thomas ap MERICKE of Llanvihangell Redithon,   John {MAHOLOM},   Nicholas MEREDITHE,   Thomas ap Nell GWALTER,   Thomas LEWIS esqu,   Thomas WETHERBURYE,   Ales BOWLE,   John ap JOHN,   Edward BEDOWE of Cometeither,   John ap JEWE of Llanvihangell.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1564

BAWLL
BEDOWE
BOWLE
GEILER
GWALTER
HOELL
HOWELL
JEWE
JOHN
KINGE
LEWIS
LIDE
MAHOLOM
MEREDITHE
MERICKE
MORICE
MORRICE
REES
WETHERBURYE
REES, Watkyn ap - of Nashe in Presteign, 11 Aug 1564. (#)
to be buried Presteigne;   to Johan my daughter;   to my wife Elizabeth* the house called Gwernamonneth in Bettus in Elvell bought from Harrye ap HOWELL ap John & a lese of land called Brynconowe &   Carigheghwen in Llanvyhangell Kevenllis [Llanfihangel Cefnllys] for life, then to my sons John & William;   my son Thomas the St. Mary alias Ladye Medowe in Old Radnor bought from Thomas LEWIS esquire;   to my daughter Johan for her marriage;   to my wife Elizabeth house in Hereford Street in Presteigne for life & then to William.
Overseers: my sons Thomas & John.
Witnesses: Richard LIDE &   Richard GEILER &   William KINGE &   John BAWLL.
Debtors: Morgan ap HOELL ap Phelip &   Gwenhover wife of Gwylim MORRICE &   Gwenhover verch MORICE &   Thomas ap MERICKE of Llanvihangell Redithon [Llanfihangel Rhydithon] &   John MAHOLOM &   Nicholas MEREDITHE &   Thomas ap Holl GWALTER &   Thomas LEWIS esquire &   Thomas WETHERBURYE &   Ales BOWLE &   John ap JOHN &   Edward BEDOWE of Comotoither [Llansainffraid-Cwmdeuddwr] &   John ap JEWE of Llanvihangell.
Will dated 11 Aug 1564. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1567

FLETCHER
ROBERTES
WOODHOUSE
ROBERTES, John - of Staunton on Arrow, 1567.
wife Elisabeth*, son Roger*.
Witnesses: Hughe FLETCHER,   James WOODHOUSE of Baton,   James WOODHOUSE of the Woodhouse.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1567

HALL
ROCKE
WHITING
WHYTTINGE
ROCKE, Thomas - of Acton Bechembe, 16 Sep 1564.
my sones daurs Elnor & Jone;   my sonnes sonn Thomas & John;   my daur Elnor HALL;   my daur Ales WHYTTINGE;   my sonnes daur Ales;   my son John.
Witnesses: Roger HALL,   Richard WHITING.
Proved Jan 1567 - Worcs #117; Ref FHL#97907.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1571

BLACKSHAWE
BRACE
BRASSE
CONOPE
NASSHE
RYVE
SAYS
RYVE, Thomas - of Noke Pembridge, 1571.
wife Jone*, daus Anne, Margery and Julyan;   son Wa{l}ter*.
Overseers: George BRACE,   Wa{l}ter NASSHE.
Witnesses: George BRASSE,   Raffe CONOPE,   Rycharde SAYS,   Robert BLACKSHAWE,   Wa{l}ter NASSHE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1572

A'NASSHE
BLACKESHAWE
BRACE
BRASSE
CONOPE
NASSHE
RYVE
SAYS
RYVE, Thomas - of Noke in Pembrege [Pembridge], 28 Oct 1572 [14 Eliz I] (#)
to be buried at Pembridge;   to Anne my daughter;   to Margery my daughter;   to Julyan my daughter;   rest to Jone* my wife;   Water* my son.
Overseer: George BRACE;   Water A NASSHE of Byarle [? Birley].
Witnesses: George BRASSE &   Raffe CONOPE &   Rycharde SAYS &   Robert BLACKESHAWE &   Water NASSHE.
Will dated 28 Oct 1572. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1580

ROWELL
SMYTH
ROWELL, John - husbandman, of Kingsland, 1580.
wife Elyzabeth, dau Lucy.
Witnesses: Thomas SMYTH,   Hendry ROWELL.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1581

ROWELL
SMYTH
ROWELL, John - of Kyngeslonde [Kingsland], husbandman, 1 Sep 1581 [23 Eliz I] (#)
to be buried Kingsland;   to Lucy my daughter;   to Elyzabeth my wife;   to my children.
Witnesses: Thomas SMYTH &   Hendry ROWELL.
Will dated 1 Sep 1581. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1583

COLS
ROCK
ROCKE
WHITTINGE
ROCKE, John - of Acton Beauchamp. (I)
By Richard WHITTINGE,   Henrie COLS;   Katheren ROCK adx of her husband John ROCKE and Richard ROCKE de Acton B.
Inventory 4 Apr 1583 - Worcester Folio 66d; Ref FHL#97927.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1586

BAKER
BYVAN
DARE
GREGGE
GRIFFITHES
IERLANDE
LONGE
ROYSE
ROYSE, William - of Pembridge, 1586.
sister Winnifride GRIFFITHES.
Executor: John BAKER gent.
Debtors: Edward DARE,   John IERLANDE,   Jane LONGE.
Witnesses: Griffite ab BYVAN,   Johane BAKER Janne BAKER,   Elizabeth GREGGE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

DEYKINS
DUNSERT
FLETCHER
GWATKIN
HUGHES
ROBERTS
SEISE
ROBERTS, Elizabeth - widow, of Staunton on Arrow, 1587.
Beneficiaries: John ROBERTS of Staunton,   Thomas GWATKIN of Staunton,   Emote DUNSERT,   Anne DEYKINS,   Ales ROBERTS,   Margaret servant of John ROBERTS,   Hugh FLETCHER* of Staunton.
Debtors: John GWATKIN,   Edward ROBERTS.
Creditors: John SEISE,   Johan FLETCHER,   Dorethye HUGHES.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

BROOKE
COLLAS
HALL
ROCKE
ROCKE, Alice - of Acton Beauchamp.
sisters Johan ROCKE, Ellenor ROCKE and Anne ROCKE;   brother John ROCKE;   {nephew} Thomas ROCKE: my brother's son;   goddaur Elizabeth COLLAS;   my uncle Roger HALL.
Overseers: Richard BROOKE clerk and John ROCKE.
Proved 1587 - Worcester #24; Ref FHL#97934.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1587

BAKER
BYVAN
DARE
GREGGE
GRIFFITHES
IERLANDE
LONGE
ROYSE
ROYSE, William - of Pembridge, 11 Aug 1587 [29 Eliz I] (#)
to my sister Winnifride GRIFFITHES;   to her 4 children;   rest to John BAKER* gent.;  
Debtors: Edward DARE &   John IERLANDE &   Janne LONGE.
Witnesses: Griffite ab BYVAN &   Johane BAKER &   Janne BAKER &   Elizabeth GREGGE.
Will dated 11 Aug 1587. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1587

A'WOODHOUSE
FLETCHER
ROBERTES
ROBERTES, John - of Stawinton upon Arrowe, 18 Aug 1587. (#N)
to Elizabeth* his wife & Roger* his son.
Witnesses: Hughe FLETCHER &   James A WOODHOUSE of Baton [? Byton] &   James A WOODHOUSE of the Woodhouse.
Will dated 18 Aug 1587. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1588

DEYKINS
DUNSORT
FLETCHER
GWATKIN
HUGHES
ROBERTS
SEISE
ROBERTS, Elizabeth - of Staunton uppon Arrowe, widow, 4 Jan 1587/8. (#)
to John ROBERTS of Staunton;   to Thomas GWATKIN of Staunton;   to Emote DUNSORT;   to Anne DEYKINS;   to Ales ROBERTS;   to Margaret servant of John ROBERTS;   to Hugh FLETCHER* of Staunton.
Debtors: John GWATKIN &   Edward ROBERTS.
Creditors: John SEISE &   Johan FLETCHER &   Dorethye HUGHES &   a showmaker of Leintwardine.
Will dated 4 Jan 1587/8. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1590

DOPA
EARNETON
HEY
ROBERTS
ROBERTS, Roger - of St James, Colchester, Essex.
bros Phil & Thos;   father;   sis Joan HEY of Henland co Hereford;   Jn DOPA;   Jn EARNETON;   wife Margery*.
Proved at the Consistory Court of London c1590: Vol 5, f450.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1593

GAILE
JAUNCEY
ROCKE
ROCKE, Johane - of Acton Beauchamp, 5 Apr 1593.
sister Anne ROCKE;   brother in law John GAILE;   my sister Eliner his wife;   Roger ROCKE son of my brother John ROCKE;   Elizabeth ROCKE daur of John;   my sister in law Elizabeth ROCKE;   James JAUNCEY.
Proved 1593 - Worcester.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1597

BARKE
CARPENTER
FLETCHER
GARNONS
GLOVER
LOCHARD
MASON
MURTON
PARKES
PYPER
ROBERTS
SMYTH
TAYLOR
WEAVER
ROBERTS, Edmund - weaver, of Noke, 1597.
wife Margerie, wife's dau Judith, daus Anne and Johan;   sons Walter, Phillip, William and John ROBERTS*;   son in law Clement SMYTH;   sister Alice GLOVER.
Mentioned: Hugh FLETCHER of Staunton.
Witnesses: Andrewe GARNONS clerk,   Hugh FLETCHER.
Debtors: Henry MURTON,   Robert MASON of Presteigne,   Robert WEAVER,   George BARKE;  ,   Margerie PARKES and William her son.
Creditors: William CARPENTER,   Anne TAYLOR,   Myles LOCHARD,   Thomas PYPER of Staunton on Arrow.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1598

BARCKE
CARPENTER
FLETCHER
GARNONS
GLOVER
LOCHARD
MASON
MURTON
PERKES
PYPER
ROBERTS
SMYTH
TAYLOR
WEAVER
ROBERTS, Edmund - of Noke, weaver, 7 Jan 1598 [40 Eliz I] (#)
to be buried Staunton on Arrow;   to my wife Margerie & then to her daughter Judith;   to her that which I had in marriage with her;   to my son in law Clement SMYTH;   to the children of Margerie my wife;   to my daughter Anne;   to my 3 children: Walter, Johan & Phillip;   to my son William half corn in fields of Staunton & Stocklow;   to my sister Alice GLOVER;   to each godchild;   to my son John* my messuage in Staunton on Arrow except the weaver's shop on lease from Hugh FLETCHER of Staunton which I give to Walter ROBERTS my son.
Witnesses: Andrewe GARNONS clerk &   Hugh FLETCHER.
Debtors: Henry MURTON &   Robert MASON of Prestene [Presteigne] &   Robert WEAVER &   George BARCKE &   Margerie PERKES & William her son.
Creditors: William CARPENTER &   Anne TAYLOR &   Myles LOCHARD &   Thomas PYPER of Staunton on Arrow.
Will dated 7 Jan 1598. Proved at Hereford 27 Jan 1597/8.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1600

AP'RES
BOOTH
BOSNELL
CLARK
GOMEY
PRICE
RODE
SMYTH
SONYNGBANK
TAYLER
VAUGHAN
WEBBE
RODE, Nycholas - of Presteigne, 5 Jan 1595.
to Thomas RODE (my brother) when he is 21 - the money owed me by Thomas VAUGHAN of which 22s. is with Thomas SONYNGBANK of Hereford, 21s. with John CLARK of Ludlow bookbinder, 33s. 4d. with Robart SMYTH curator of Ludlow over castle, 22s. with John TAYLER late Mr BOOTH's man;   but Water RODE* is to have the use of it in meantime.
Witnesses: Humfrey PRICE & John WEBBE & Morgan AP RES & Nycholas GOMEY & Aston BOSNELL.
Proved at Hereford 9 Jun 1600.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1600

FARR
GITTOES
GOMEY
HOWELLS
OWEN
RODE
SONIBANKE
VAUGHAN
WEAVER
WILLIAMS
RODE, Thomas - of Presteigne, 2 Sep 1599.
to John GOMEY my father in law £10 in hands of Water ap OWEN son of Jevan ap OWEN of Brompton [Brampton], & 22s. in hands of Thomas SONIBANKE due to me by my brother Nycolas's will;   to Water RODE my brother in law £7 which Thomas VAUGHAN owes me by my brother's will;   to William RODE my nephew son of Walter RODE 40s. in his father's hands & 40s. in hands of Edward RODE & 7 sheep in hands of John HOWELLS of New Radnor;   to Elizabeth RODE daughter of said Walter RODE 21 sheep of Edward RODE;   Walter RODE my brother in law to give Margaret GITTOES 4 pound of wool;   Rest to said John GOMEY* & Walter RODE*.
Witnesses: John FARR &   John WEAVER &   John WILLIAMS.
Will dated 2 Sep 1599. Proved at Hereford 9 Jun 1600.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1603

ADAMS
GOMEY
HUGHES
RODD
RODDE
ROODE
TRAUNTER
RODDE, John - of Presteigne, 7 Sep 1603.
to Hereford cathedral 6d.;   to poor of Presteigne 6s.8d.;   to my wife Johan ROODE £14 to be paid by my brother William TRAUNTER his heirs by his bond;   to my brother William RODDE …;   to my brother Walter ROODE £5 bequeathed by my father Hugh RODD;   rest of goods to said Walter ROODE*.
Witnesses: Walter ADAMS clerk &   Nycholas GOMEY &   Anne HUGHES.
Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1604

AP'OWEN
ASELEY
BURDE
GOMEY
LEAR
LEWES
LYDE
MEREDITH
OWEN
PHILLIPPES
ROADE
ROD
TRAUNTER
WEAVER
ROADE, Hugh - of Presteigne, 15 Feb 1602.
to be buried in the parish church of Presteigne;   to the poor of the parish - 6s.8d.;   to my daughter Marie - £60 and a bed etc & 4 oxen;   to my son Walter ROADE - £20 & 4 kine;   to my son William ROADE - £20 & 6 kine, etc;   to Anne PHILLIPPES - £10 & 2 heifers;   to my daughter Elizabeth LYDE - £10;   to my son John ROADE - £5 & 2 kine;   to my son Hugh - £4 & a steer;   to my son in law Richard PHILLIPPES - £4 & 4 kine,;   to my goddaughter Bridget MEREDITH - a 2 year old heifer;   to Joan ASELEY (my goddaughter) - a 2yr old heifer;   to John GOMEY - 1 yearling beast;   to my cousin John WEAVER - 10 sheep;   to the repair of the Roade bridge - 10 sheep;   to Margaret LYDE - 1 sheep;   to my son in law William TRAUNTER - 1 feather bed etc & an ironbound wain;   to be divided between my son in law Richard PHILLIPPES, my son William & my daughter Marie - £30 in Margaret BURDE's hands at Penrose to my son James & £6 13s. 4d.;   grain in barn etc to my son Richard ROADE*.
Overseer of my Funeral: my son William - grain on the ground to be divided between my sons & daughters.
Overseer of my Will: my son Walter ROADE.
My Debts: my son Walter - 14s.;   my son James - 40s.;   my servant Thomas - 52s. wages;   to William TRAUNTER - a featherbed in lieu of marriage to my daughter Joan.
Witnesses: Richard PHILLIPPES,   John ROADE,   William ROADE,   James ROADE,   John WEAVER,   Evan LEWES,   John AP OWEN,   John OWEN.
Proved 15 May 1604 (PCC) by John LEAR, n.p.,  for Richard ROD son & executor.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1605

ALCHORNE
HOWLE
LEWIS
MACKLEN
MATHOES
RODD
WHITNEY
RODD, William.
to my natural mother Barbara RODD* my tenement called Hieghland in Staunton for 51 years paying rent;   to my brother James RODD;   to Isabel WHITNEY daughter of Charles WHITNEY of Cawdrell;   to the children of my brother Evan LEWIS;   to Barbara MACKLEN daughter of John MACKLEN deceased when 21;   to Barbara MATHOES daughter of Phillip MATHOES late of Presteigne when 21;   to James, George, Elinor, ?…, Bridget WHITNEY children of Charles WHITNEY when 21;   to the children of William ALCHORNE;   to my servant Elinor RODD;   to my daughter Katherine HOWLE.
Witnesses: Evan LEWIS &   Elizabeth LEWIS &   Walter RODD &   Edward HOWLE.
Proved at Hereford 15 Jan 1604/5.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1622

BLAKE
BLOUNT
BLOUNTE
BLUNTE
LEYSTER
ROWDEN
SLADE
ROWDEN, Anthony - of Rowden, Herefordshire, 20 Oct 1622.
Executor: son Richard ROWDEN.
Bequests: wearing apparel to Edw. ROWDEN and John ROWDEN;   godson John BLUNTE of Browbury;   son Richard BLOUNTE;   'Daughter BLOUNT'.
Witnesses: Ed ROWDEN,   Ratheri_d SLADE,   Sara LEYSTER,   Thomas BLAKE.

Contact: Dennis Blount

 

1625

PALMER
ROD
TAYLER
WENT
WILLIAMS
ROD, Elizabeth - of Kingsland, widow, 8 Jan 1619/20.
to be buried in St.Katherine's chancel in Kingsland church;   to Richard my son;   to my daughter Doretie PALMER wife of John PALMER;   to my son Thomas & his 2 children Richard & Elizabeth;   to John TAYLER my son in law & his daughter Catherine;   to my daughter in law Joane ROD wife of Richard RODe;   Rest equally between my sons Richard ROD & Thomas ROD & Doretye my daughter.
Witnesses: John WENT &   Thomas WILLIAMS, etc.
Proved at Hereford 20 Mar 1624/5.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1634

BAYLIE
BRADSHAW
BURRAGE
CAME
CHAMPERNON
FARWELL
KENNICOTT
LACHARD
LEWIS
LYDE
MAYNARD
PASSIE
PHILLIPPS
PRICE
RODD
RODDE
STIDSTON
WALL
RODD, Richard - of the Rode, merchant, 27 Feb 1632/3.
to poor of Presteigne 20s.;   to my wife £1000 & best chamber at the Rodd for life etc;   my son Richard to find them keep;   to my daughter Margaret PRICE £200 & her husband 40s.;   to Mr James PRICE his father 40s.;   to Mrs PRICE his mother 40s.;   to my brother William RODD £20;   to my 3 sisters: Agnes PHILLIPPS, Elizabeth LYDE & Mary BAYLIE £5 each;   to my brother Hugh RODD 40s. & to his wife 40s.;   to Mary CAME of Totnes my wife's sister £5;   to Elizabeth BURRAGE, wife of Richard BURRAGE £5;   to my cousin Christopher MAYNARD the elder & his wife 40s, & his rights in the house where I live;   to Robert STIDSTON 40s. (and) I forgive part of the £2500 owed by Mr Arthur CHAMPERNON & his son Henry CHAMPERNON if they pay in time;   to my kinsman John RODD who dwlles with me £20;   I forgive my brother Walter half of his debt to me;   to my son Richard my house at Rod & my father's land & land I bought from John BRADSHAW, Thomas LACHARD, James PASSIE & Richard LYDE for life & then to his issue for ever;   if none then to my daughter Margaret PRICE etc;   if none then to my kinsman John RODD, etc;   to my son James RODD* lands in Devon & land I bought from John WALL of Kingsland &   from Rice LEWIS in Radnor;   rest of goods to my son Richard;   to George KENNICOTT my house in Totnes in Harges Hill Street called Ferases Howse leased to Christopher FARWELL for life;   my gardne in Totnes in occupation of John KENNICOTT to Elizabeth KENNICOTT his wife & then to George KENNICOTT her son;   to Elizabeth KENNICOTT 40s.;   to my kinsman John LYDE £3-6s.8d.;   to my brother Walter RODDE 40s.;   to my brother James 40s.;   to my sister his wife 40s.;   to the poor of Totnes £5;   to the poor in Marling House 20s.
Witnesses: James RODD & John PRICE & Thomas RODD & James RODD.
Proved (PCC) 17 Apr 1634 by James RODD his son. TNA Ref: PROB 11/165 f28.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1641

GILL
LYDE
RODD
TYRES
RODD, Simon - of Nicholas Shambles, citizen & butcher of London, 15 Jan 1638/9.
to Mrs Elizabeth TYRES the now wife of Simon TYRES - £7 due from William RODD the younger of Boultibroke i/t/p Presteigne, yeoman, part of legacy from my late father Walter RODD deceased + £6-13s.4d. due from William RODD the elder of Nash, a legacy from my late aunt Elizabeth LYDE deceased;   rest to my mistress Elizabeth TYRES*.
Witness: Richard GILL in West Smithfield.
Proved (PCC) 14 Jan 1640/1 by Elizabeth TYRES. TNA Ref: PROB 11/185 f6.

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1644

AYSOME
AYSORNE
BERKSDALE
BLACKWAY
CARWARDINE
JENKINS
LAND
LEWIS
LUND
PRICE
RENNIE
ROGERS
TRANTER
TURNER
ROGERS, Blanch - of Hereford City, widow, 20 Dec 1643.
Testator asks for her body to be buried in the Cathedral church of Hereford near to the grave of her husband Thomas ROGERS, lately deceased.
to son Thomas LEWIS (issue of her first marriage) the lesser half dozen of silver spoons, deep charger, 2nd brass pot, etc., plus the £60 bequeathed to him in the will of her late husband Thomas ROGERS;   to Dorothy, eldest daughter of the said Thomas LEWIS, £25 + various silver & pewter items,   bedding, etc;   to daughter Sibell LUND (possibly LAND) £30 + silver items, bedding, etc., also to receive the £50 bequeathed to Sibell in the Will of her father Thomas ROGERS;   to daughter Mary TRANTER £40 + various items of clothing;   to grandchild Mary CARWARDINE £10 + bedding items, etc, when aged 17;   to grandchild Joan CARWARDINE, £10 + household linen, etc, when aged 17;   to grandchild Thomas ROGERS £10;   to grandchild Martha ROGERS £10;   to grandchild Frances ROGERS £10 + best new pot;   to grandchild Vaughan ROGERS £10;   to grandchild Edward ROGERS £10;   to grandchild Edward ROGERS £10;   to grandchild Mary ROGERS £10 + household linen;   to grandson Walter ROGERS £40 and remainder of all leasehold lands in Allensmore (near Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire);   to the children of Anne JENKINS (lately deceased daughter of testator) viz;   Barnaby, William, Anne, Mary, Margaret & Elizabeth £20 to divided equally between them, together with the £80 bequeathed to them by testator's late husband Thomas ROGERS, plus various household items;   to granddaughters Katherine, Anne & Elizabeth (daughters of testator's son Thomas LEWIS), £30 to be divided between them;   to uncle Thomas BLACKWAY 40s;   to kinswomen Joan BLACKWAY & Isabel BLACKWAY £2 each;   to kinswoman Joan PRICE 40s;   to (testator's) sister Katherine AYSORNE (possibly AYSOME) enough material to make her a mourning gown;   to parish church of St Martins (Hereford) a black bear cloth;   to the "reparacions of the crossing place at the Wye bridge in Hereford" 40s;   to testator's 4 children, viz;   Walter ROGERS, Thomas LEWIS, Sibell LUND & Mary TRANTER all the pewter unbequeathed;   to the poor of each parish within the city of Hereford 10s;   for my funeral expenses £40;   to son Walter ROGERS various silver & pewter items, plus residue of household stuff, cattle, chattels,   debts, etc., he also to be Executor.
Witnesses: Fra RENNIE, Doctor in Divinity,   Clement BERKSDALE,   Francis TURNER,   Wm RENNIE.
Probate granted 26 Jun 1644 at PCC; PROB 11/200.

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1647

ASTON
BRODSHAW
CLEMENTS
FLETCHER
KINGE
ROADE
RODD
RODE
VICARES
ROADE, Hugh - of Wegnole [Wegnall] i/t/p/ of Presteigne, gent.
to James RODD (my eldest son) & his heirs - my messuage Wegnoll purchased from Roger KINGE deceased, & a close purchased from Thomas FLETCHER deceased & a close purchased from John BRODSHAW esquire deceased & a parcel purchased from John VICARES deceased & a parcel purchased from John CLEMENTS deceased a corn mill etc called Rode Mill purchased from my brother Richard RODE deceased;   if he has no issue then to Hugh RODD (my 2nd son) & his issue etc;   if none then to my 3rd son Richard RODD etc;   if none then to John RODD (my 4th son) etc;   if none then to Christopher RODD (my 5th son) etc.;   to my 2nd son Hugh RODD etc closes in New Radnor bought from my cousin Richard RODE gent & am messuage in Nether Kinsham;   if no issue then to Richard RODD (my 3rd son) etc;   if none then to (as for previous properties);   to James RODE (my eldest son) - furniture etc;   to Dorothie RODD* (my wife) - my plate etc;   to Richard RODD (my son) - £200 when he is 22;   to my son John RODD - £200 when he is 22;   to my youngest son Christopher RODD £200 when he is 22.
Overseers: my brother James ROADE & Edmond ASTON;  
Witnesses: William ROADE the elder & Thomas RODD & James RODD junior.
Codicil 24 Sep 1638: wife to have the land for life;   then to my sons.
Witnesses: James RODD of Hereford & James RODD junior.
Proved (PCC) 21 Dec 1647 by Dorothy RODD his relct.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/202 f243.

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1651

PITT
RAWLINS
RAWLINS, Thomas. Made 12 Nov 1650 at Edinburgh.
my father;   my uncle Henry PITT;   my mother;   my brother Edward;   my brother Anthony;   the stuffe suite of clothes &   coate I left at Newcastle as I marched in Scotland;   my 2 brothers Anthony & Giles;   my sisters Mary & Elizabeth.
Proved 27 Oct 1651 by Thomas RAWLINS the father; Ref FHL#92182 #196.

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1652

BOND
HEARINGE
PHILPOTES
ROGERS
ROGERS, Philip - of London, citizen & grocer, 22 Sep 1613.
Inter alia: the four children of my nephew Charles ROGERS, grocer viz: Philip, William, Jane & Mary;   my cousin Thomas PHILPOTES;   my cousin Charles HEARINGE;   my cousin Charles ROGERS of Munckhole co. Hereford;   the poor of Much Dewchurch in Hereford and of Allensmore in the same county;   one of the Exors to be my loving kinsman Thomas BOND of Hampton Bishop.
Proved 19 Oct 1613 (PCC Capell; 89) Further Grant 9 May 1652.
Extracted from "Genealogical Gleanings in England", pp1399-1400.

 

1652

BAMPFEILD
BURRAGE
BURY
GRENLEY
HOLE
JERMYN
KENNICOTT
MAYNARD
NEWTON
PRICE
RODD
SEABORNE
TEAGE
VAUGHAN
RODD, Frideswide - of the Rodd, widow, 18 Aug 1647.
my son Richard RODD*, but if he molest my son James he is not to be executor;   "I would be pleased if [he] would be heartily & really reconciled to his brother James RODD";   to the poor of Presteigne £5;   to the poor of Totnes £5;   to my grandchild & goddaughter Frideswide PRICE - £100 which her mother my daughter Margaret PRICE shall hold till she is 15 or marries.;   to my grandchild & goddaughter Frideswide RODD - £100;   to my son James RODD - £200 & £100 but if he has a daughter living then to her;   to my daughter Margaret PRICE - £200;   to my godson & cousin Christopher MAYNARD - £20;   to his daughter (my goddaughter) Rebecca MAYNARD - £5;   to my cousin Frideswide MAYNARD - £10;   to my cousin Tristram MAYNARD - 40s.;   to my sister Elizabeth KENNICOTT - 20s.;   to my daughter Marie TEAGE - £5;   to my goddaughters Frideswide SEABORNE & Frideswide GRENLEY - 20s. each;   to my goddaughter Frideswide HOLE - £5.;   to my daughter in law Barbara RODD - £5;   to my grandchild James PRICE - £100 when he is 21;   to my brother James RODD - a gem-ring;   to my son James RODD & to my daughter Margaret PRICE - goblets etc;   to Elizabeth BURRAGE - £5;   to my grandchild James PRICE - 40s.;   to Mrs Grace BAMPFEILD of Stoke Cannon, Devon, widow - 40s.;   to my grandchild Bampfeild RODD - a ring engraven with a poesie "your absence greife";   to my grandhcildren & goddaughters Frideswide PRICE & Frideswide RODD silver.
Witnesses: John BURY & Francis JERMYN & Hester VAUGHAN & Richard NEWTON.
Proved (PCC) 7 Sep 1652 by Richard RODD her son. TNA Ref: PROB 11/223 f181.

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1656

BADLAND
DAVIES
MONINGTON
RODD
RODD, Anne - of Nash, widow, 9 Jun 1653.
to my younger son James RODD & his 2 children, James & Anne (neither yet 21) money due from William MONINGTON of Presteigne;   rest to my son Thomas RODD.
Witnesses: Andrew DAVIES cler & Roger BADLAND.
Proved (PCC) 30 May 1656. TNA Ref: PROB 11/1656, f190.

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1665

ASTON
DANSEY
DAVIS
POOLE
RODD
ROGERS
RODD, Dorothy - 24 Jan 1664/5.
to my sister Joane ASTON - 40s.;   to my 3rd son Richard RODD - £4;   to my 4th son John RODD - £4;   to my 5th & youngest son Christopher RODD* - £40;   to my cousin Fridisweed RODD of the Rodd - 20s.;   to my cousin Margaret DANSEY - 20s.;   to my cousin Charity POOLE wife of Richard POOLE - 20s.;   my son James RODD has promised £100 to my exors but if he defaults he is to forfeit certain lands.
Witnesses: Thomas (X) DAVIS & Katherine ROGERS.
Proved (PCC) 9 Feb 1665 by Christopher RODD her son.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/319 f239.
Note: The first few lines of this Will are unreadable.

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1666

ALDERN
ASTON
BAYLY
BULLOCK
DAUNSEY
GRIFFITHES
HACKFORD
MARTON
MEREDITH
PAINE
POOLE
PRICE
RODD
SEABORNE
TAYLOR
TUDOR
WALLWYN
WANCKLEN
RODD, James the elder - of the City of Hereford, esquire, 3 Jun 1665.
to my son James RODD & his heirs for ever my house in Leominster purchased from one WANCKLEN, & to him & then to his son James RODD for ever my copies near Heywood & the house where HACKFORD lately lived with land in Clehonger (and) to him a garden without Widemarsh Gate, Hereford now or late in possession of David GRIFFITHES (and) to him 5 acres purchased from Henry BAYLY in Blackmarton in Walnuttree Field, etc;   to my son Edward RODD for ever land in Lyngham Field, Wyfield, Newton Field & Chappell Field called Lady Land purchased of Henry BAYLY (and) a cottage in possession of Mathew TAYLOR in Clehonger, & Longclose by the Wall Ditch & 8 acres by Crosse Field purchased of James WALLWYN, & 6 acres purchased of Thomas BULLOCK (Poole Close & Whitecross Field);   to my grandchild Margaret DAUNSEY £100;   to the poor of Hereford £10;   to the poor of Presteigne £5 to be distributed by Thomas RODD late of Nash & Richard RODD son of Hugh RODD deceased;   to my son James's wife £5;   to Christopher RODD £5;   to my godson James PRICE £2;   to Hugh RODD mercer £2;   to John RODD haberdasher £2;   to James RODD son of Hugh RODD £2;   to my grandson Richard SEABORNE £2;   to Isabel BAYLY £2;   to Anne MEREDITH £2;   to Price's Hospital my house in possession of John MARTON & 2 acres in Howorth Field;   to my sister Dorothy RODD £10;   to my sister ASTON £2;   to my daughter Jane ALDERN £10;   to my cousin Charity POOLE £10;   to Mary daughter of Hugh RODD £2;   to James POOLE £5;  
Executor: my son Thomas RODD* of Moreton Jeffreys.
Witnesses: James TUDOR &   William TAYLOR &   James PAINE.
Codicil: 8 Jun 1665. to my son Edward RODD rent of Brimells, Braunches Croft, parcels of land in Mansel Lacy;   to my grandson Robert RODD.
Witnesses: J. TUDOR &   Wm TAYLOR &   John PAINE.
Proved (PCC) 16 Apr 1666 by Thomas RODD. TNA Ref: PROB 11/320 f63.

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1685

PLYNBLEY
RANDLE
WOOD
RANDLE, Richard - of Netherton, Ombersley, 23 Sep 1685.
my 4 godchildren Richard RANDLE,   Hannah PLYNBLEY,   William WOOD and Elizabeth WOOD;   my wife Elizabeth.
Proved [?] - Worcs; Ref FHL#98775.

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1688

CONWAY
DAVIES
HILL
MONNINGTON
MUSCOTE
PRICE
RODD
WILLIAMS
RODD, James - of the Nash i/t/p/Presteigne, gent., 29 Aug 1687.
to my son James RODD lest he should not marry a mortgage on lands of Elizabeth MONNINGTON widow & John MONNINGTON in Presteigne & Norton;   to my 3 daughters Anne wife of Edward WILLIAMS*, Margaret wife of Edward HILL*, & Mary RODD;   to my daughter Anne WILLIAMS - a messuage in Presteigne now in possession of Francis HILL;   to my grandchild Benjamin WILLIAMS;   to my grandchild Margaret HILL;   to my daughter Mary RODD - a house in Nash.
Overseers: my friend & neighbour Mr John MUSCOTE.
Witnesses: Charles PRICE & John DAVIES & John CONWAY.
Proved at Hereford 11 Jun 1688.

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1688

GWILLIAM
OLIVER
PERKINS
ROBERTS
ROBINSON
STEDMAN
STERKEY
WOOD
ROBINSON, Roger - of Avenbury, 9 Jun 1688.
Tho: WOOD one bond to be aid me from John OLIVER of Bromyard;   Roger ROBINSON of Mathon;   my daur Joyce;   John ROBERTS - 6£;   Mary ROBERTS and Will. PERKINS;   loving kinsman Thomas WOOD of the Lower Venn in Avenbury.
Witnesses: Fr. STEDMAN, rector of Stoke Lacy,   Thomas GWILLIAM,   Richard STERKEY.
Proved 8 Aug 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1689

GOWAN
GOWER
HADLY
HALL
LECHMERE
OWENS
ROGERS
SOYED
WOODHOUSE
ROGERS, Walter - of Mordiford, Doctor of Divinity, 1688.
Occupation: Rector of Mordiford, Vicar of Fownhope, Canon of Hereford Cathedral.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary (deceased) - testator asks to be buried as near as possible to his wife Mary at Mordiford;   to daughter in law Elizabeth ROGERS use and income from 2 tenements and land in Mordiford for the term of her natural life, then same to her son (testator's grandson) Walter ROGERS, with a proviso that they pay an annuity of 40s to testator's daughter Mary HALL;   to grandson Vaughan HALL £10, to be invested by executors until he's old enough to be made an apprentice;   to grandson Walter ROGERS (son of Elizabeth) title to the Royal Oak Inn in Hereford "wherein his father died Mayor", with proviso that he pays an annuity of 40s to testator's daughter Mary HALL;   to grand-daughter-in-law Anne (wife of testator's grandson Walter ROGERS), £10;   to son Herbert ROGERS and his wife Joyce £25 each;   to kinswomen Anna & Mary (daughters of Richard GOWAN, or possibly GOWER) £5 each, but only on the proviso that Richard and his wife release all claim against the will of his late mother Mrs Blanch ROGERS and her husband Mr Thomas ROGERS;   to kinsman Richard HADLY senior 40s to buy himself a ring;   to kinsman Richard HADLY (son of above), 40s to buy himself a ring;   to Mrs LECHMERE of Fownhope Court 40s to buy a ring;   to cousin Thomas OWENS senior of Little Brampton, formerly of Fownhope, and his wife, 40s each to buy a ring;   to Anne, wife of Francis SOYED (?) of Bullingham 40s to buy a ring;   to the poor of Fownhope £5 to be distributed by Sandy LECHMERE of Fownhope;   to the poor of Mordiford £5 to be distributed by Francis WOODHOUSE senior of Mordiford.
Executors: (daughter-in-law and grandson of testator) Elizabeth ROGERS and Walter ROGERS.
Overseers: friends Sandy LECHMERE esq and Francis WOODHOUSE.
Probate granted 23 Oct 1689 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1694

ROGERS
ROGERS, Walter - of Warlow, Eaton Bishop, 28 May 1694.
Beneficiaries: to wife Elizabeth for her lifetime, the benefit of all my tenements & land etc. in Mordiford, including those in the possession of my mother and her tenants, and the messuage in Wye Bridge Street, Hereford, known as the Royal Oak;   on her decease the same to be shared between their children Thomas, Francis and Elizabeth ROGERS;   should my (eldest) son Walter die without producing heirs then the inheritance held in jointure with his wife is to descend in turn to my next son Thomas and his heirs, then Francis, and then their daughter Elizabeth ROGERS.
Probate granted later same year (1694) at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1697

GARDINER
OCKEY
RANDLE
RANDLE, Richard - Senr of Chatly, Ombersley, 21 Jun 1697.
my brother William RANDLE;   my kinsman John RANDLE;   my kinsman Richard RANDLE son of John RANDLE;   my kinsman William RANDLE;   my kinswoman Mary wife of John GARDINER;   Martha RANDLE, Thomas RANDLE;   Richard RANDLE son of Thomas RANDLE;   Dorothy RANDLE;   John OCKEY jr.,   my brother Hugh RANDLE.
Proved 10 Jul 1697 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98190.

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1711

BERROW
BRYDGES
NEWTON
RANDOLPH
UNETT
RANDOLPH, Grace - of Ledbury, widow, 12 Aug 1706.
{son Thomas RANDOLPH and Margaret his wife and my grandchildren Grace, Mary, James, & Elizabeth RANDOLPH their children};   {son in law Charles BERROW and Elizabeth his wife and my grandchildren Elizabeth, Sarah, Judith, & William BERROW};   grandaur Elizabeth RANDOLPH daur of my son Joshuah RANDOLPH;   son Caleb RANDOLPH.
Witnesses: Anne UNETT,   Mary NEWTON,   Tho: BRYDGES.
Proved 1 Aug 1711 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1714

?GOOCH
BOUGHTON
BRAITHWAITE
COTTON
GREVILLE
MEDLICOTT
PRICE
ROBINS
ROUSE
RUSSELL
SOMERSET
RUSSELL, Sir William - of Laugharne co. Carmarthen Bt, 24 Apr 1706.
to my dear daughter the Lady Mary SOMERSET (wife of the Lord Arthur SOMERSET) all my title etc to certain lands in the Kingdom of Ireland and all my money there;   to my grand-daughter Katherine COTTON - 5/-;   to my dear and well-beloved wife, Dame Hester RUSSELL - everything not already given, she to be Executrix.
Witnesses: Ri. ROBINS,   Jo. ?GOOCH,   Thomas MEDLICOTT.
Proved PCC 23 Jan 1713/14 by the Relict.
Notes: The Testator d. 8 Feb 1712 aged 80 having mar Hester (who d. 26 Jul 1717 at Poston Court) daughter of Sir Thomas ROUSE, Bt. Their daughter, Mary RUSSELL, mar (as her 2nd husband) Lord Arthur SOMERSET and d. 9 Jul 1724. Lord Arthur had been given the Poston Estate in Vowchurch co. Hereford as a wedding present by his parents. See also the Wills of Sir George C BRAITHWAITE otherwise BOUGHTON,   Sir Edward BOUGHTON, Mary GREVILLE 27 Jan 1770, Uvedale PRICE.

 

1723

BALLARD
BETHEM
COLLINS
GARWAY
GWATKIN
OSWALD
RANDOLPH
ROSS
ROSSE
RANDOLPH, Thomas - of Ross, ironmonger, 2 Sep 1723.
wife Margarett;   brother Caleb RANDOLPH - Land at Ledbury;   daur Mary wife of John ROSSE;   2 grandchildren: Thomas & John ROSS sons of my daur Mary;   daur Elizabeth RANDOLPH;   brother Peter COLLINS and cozen John BALLARD;   grandchildren John, Thomas, Jane & Elizabeth GARWAY;   cozen William GWATKIN and his son William GWATKIN the yr;   brother in law Paul COLLINS.
Witnesses: Letitia OSWALD,   Edward BETHEM &   Jo COLLINS.
Proved 9 Nov 1723 - PCC/1723 #244; Ref FHL#92558.

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1728

DAVIES
ROGERS
WARING
WHITING
WILLIAMS
ROGERS, Arnold - of Bridgecourt i/t/p Kingstone co. Hereford, 10 Aug 1727.
my brother William - to be paid £80;   my wife Sarah - all, providing she remain a widow (also sole Executrix);   otherwise to be divided between her and their four children {not named};   "The Little House and Land in Kingstone (when all my concernes are divided) shall be allowed unto my eldest son".
Executor: my friend Mr James DAVIES of Webton. Signed Arnold ROGERS (his seal), with:
Witnesses: James DAVIES;   Elinor (X) WILLIAMS;   La: WHITING Cl.
Sworn 1 Jun 1728; Richd WARING Sur.

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1734

GWILLYM
ROGERS
WOODHOUSE
ROGERS, Walter the elder - of Warlow, Eaton Bishop, Gentleman, Jun 1734.
Beneficiaries: to son Walter ROGERS all the goods (as listed in a separate schedule) along with the proviso buy the cattle, grain and farming equipment as mentioned above;   to wife Judith the residue of the estate for her lifetime, and then the same to be divided amongst their children (unnamed) as Judith sees fit.
Notes: The testator places all his cattle, grain and farming equipment in the hands of his loving friends and kinsmen Robert GWILLYM of Langstone Esq and Francis WOODHOUSE of Aramstone Esq, in order for them to raise the necessary money for meeting the debts, funeral expenses and legacies contained in the will (with proviso that his son and heir Walter ROGERS can buy the same off the trustees if he so desires)
Probate granted 13 Nov 1734 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1757

CLARKE
DAVIES
FREAN
GRIFFITHS
NAISH
RAWLINGS
RAWLINS
SMITH
TROVELL
YEOMANS
RAWLINGS, John - of Much Cowarne, 2 Apr 1757.
daur Elizabeth DAVIES;   daur Sarah YEOMANS;   daur Ann RAWLINGS;   land at Bishops Frome in occupation of Edward SMITH;   daurs Mary RAWLINGS and Susanna RAWLINGS;   son John RAWLINGS;   sons William RAWLINS and Thomas RAWLINGS,   land in occupation of Wm GRIFFITHS in Much Cowarne and Bishops Frome;   son Richard RAWLINGS;   wife Sarah RAWLINGS.
Trustees: John FREAN &   Joseph TROVELL.
Witnesses: Benj. CLARKE,   Ursula TROVELL,   Richd NAISH.
Proved HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

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1759

BEDDOES
BLAKEWAY
HARDING
HAREDY
HOLMES
POWELL
RAWLINGS
ROBERTS
RAWLINGS, Job - of Norton, Culmington, 2 Mar 1757.
sons Samuel and Thomas;   daur Ann BLAKEWAY;   son William;   William BEDDOES of Longwill, Wistanstow, Salop;   grandson William son of my son William RAWLINGS;   children of my daur Ann BLAKEWAY;   children of my daur ROBERTS;   children of my daur HOLMES (except the eldest son);   daur HOLMES;   my wife;   2 sons in law Edward HOLMES &   William BLAKEWAY;   2 daurs Catherine HOLMES &   Ann BLAKEWAY;   late son Timothy RAWLINGS dcsd.
Witnesses: HAREDY/ POWELL/ HARDING.
Proved 23 Oct 1759; Ref FHL#91606.

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1760

BURFORD
DAVIES
FREAN
HATHWAY
HILL
NAISH
RAWLINGS
TROVELL
WALWYN
RAWLINGS, William - the elder of Ocle Pitchard, 15 Jun 1759.
Lands in Ocle Pitchard;   son Thomas RAWLINGS and Ann his wife and William their son;   Land in Much Cowarne purchased of Robert HATHWAY,   clerk now in occupation of John WALWYN;   grandaur Elizabeth RAWLINGS who now lives with me;   {to my grandson Richard RAWLINGS of Ullingswick - land in Much Cowarne purchased of Jose: DAVIES};   land at Ocle Pitchard purchased of Richard BURFORD;   daur in law Elizabeth RAWLINGS;   grandaur Kitura RAWLINGS;   grandson William RAWLINGS the blacksmith;   grandaur Elizabeth RAWLINGS of Burley Gate;   grandaur Mary RAWLINGS;   my servant Ann HILL, William HILL;   John RAWLINGS,  
Guardians & Executors in Trust: John FREAN and Jose: TROVELL of Much Cowarne.
Witnesses: Richd NAISH,   Wm RAWLINGS,   Wm TROVELL.
Proved 26 Jan 1760 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

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1760

DYER
RAWLINGS
SMITH
SPENCER
RAWLINGS, James - Rector of Sutton St Nicholas, 26 Feb 1759.
kinswoman Ann SPENCER wife of William SPENCER and her daur Ann SPENCER.
Witnesses: John DYER,   Edward SMITH.
Proved 18 Sep 1760 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

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1770

GARSTON
MORRIS
PERKINS
ROWBURY
SKERRETT
ROWBURY, Stephen - of Ocle Pitchard, 3 Nov 1769.
wife Ann;   sons William, Stephen, & John;   daur Ann wife of Anthony MORRIS;   daurs Elizabeth ROWBURY and Mary ROWBURY.
Witnesses: Thos GARSTON,   John SKERRETT,   Thos PERKINS.
Proved 12 Jan 1770 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1778

BARKLEY
LLOYD
MITHERTON
POWELL
ROGERS
SNEAD
ROGERS, Judith - of Warloe (Warlow Farm), Eaton Bishop, widow, 31 Mar 1772.
Beneficiaries: to daughter Judith ROGERS, a mahogany tea table;   to granddaughter Mary BARKLEY, a chest of drawers and bedstead (also) the income for life from a trust fund to be set up by Executor with £100 from estate;   Executor also charged with setting up a fund of £50 for the benefit of the children of testator's daughter, Ann LLOYD;   Executor also charged with raising a further amount (unspecified) to set up a fund for the benefit of testator's daughters Judith ROGERS and Penelope SNEAD.
Executor: son Walter ROGERS, he also to have residue of estate.
Witnesses: wit Edw MITHERTON (?),   John POWELL
Probate granted 16 Dec 1778.

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1798

ROTTEN
ROTTEN, Joseph - of Leigh, farmer, 5 Dec 1797.
wife Mary.
Proved 20 Jan 1798 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98395.

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1803

HOMES
PREECE
RAVENHILL
RAVENHILL, Thomas - of Woolhope, 3 Dec 1801.
wife Mary;   daurs Susanna, Ann, Margaret, Sarah;   sons James, Charles, and Thomas.
Witnesses: William HOMES,   Thomas PREECE,   Thomas HOMES.
Proved 26 Feb 1803 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91722.
NB: husband to my 5th great grand aunt - sjk

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1810

AUTUM
BOUGHTON
BRAITHWAITE
CAVE
DAVISON
ERNST
GREVILLE
KELSEY
LEWIS
MUNKHOUSE
PRICE
ROBINSON
RUSSELL
ROBINSON, Thomas - of Kensington, co. Mddx Esq, 9 Feb 1810.
dear wife Margaret ROBINSON;   nephew Alexander Ramsay ROBINSON Esq of Kensington;   lands in the parish of St Mary Abbotts Kensington;   my holding of £1000 in the 4% Bank of England Annuities;   my sister Mrs Margaret KELSEY living near Durham, widow;   my nephew George ROBINSON, Esq of Bath;   my nephew Thomas DAVISON of Shadwell (London) (son of my late sister Isabella DAVISON of Sunderland co. Durham);   Charlotte ERNST spinster of Chiswick co. Mddx (sister of George ERNST Esq late of St James's Palace now dec'd)
Executors: wife Margaret ROBINSON,   nephews Alexander Ramsay ROBINSON and Thomas DAVISON,   also brother-in-law the Revd Sir Charles CAVE of Chedingworth Bt.
Witnesses: Joseph AUTUM of Kensington,   P LEWIS of the Inner Temple;   John MUNKHOUSE, clerk to P Lewis.
Proved PCC London 5 May 1810 by the Relict and the nephews (surviving Exors)
Notes: The Testator (born c1726) was Master Gardener to King George III and lived at Sheffield House in Kensington; another Thomas ROBINSON (1796-1880), the son of the above-named nephew Alexander Ramsay ROBINSON, married Frederica Emma Laura BRAITHWAITE, the heiress of the Poston Estate in Vowchurch co. Hereford.
For other related Wills, see Sir George C BRAITHWAITE otherwise BOUGHTON,   Sir Edward BOUGHTON, Mary GREVILLE 27 Jan 1770, Uvedale PRICE, Sir William RUSSELL 23 Jan 1713/14.

 

1822

BRYDGES
DOWDING
DREW
EDWARDS
HILL
HOMES
MATHEWS
RAVENHILL
SMITH
RAVENHILL, Thomas - of the Hazle, Woolhope, 16 Jul 1816.
brother James and Charles;   John EDWARDS of Tarrington, Esq.;   John DREW of the Napp, Pixley, yeoman;   Re estate of Hazle in Woolhope, Tarrington, and Putley;   children of my brother James;   children of my brother Charles;   children of my sister Susanna SMITH;   children of my sister Ann HILL and her husband John HILL;   children of my sister Margaret BRYDGES and her husband John BRYDGES;   children of my sister Sarah MATHEWS and her husband Richard MATHEWS.
Witnesses: Nancy HOMES,   Margaret DOWDING,   William HOMES, atty Poolend near Pixley.
Proved 21 May 1822 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91723.
NB: my 1st cousin 6th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1824

GILBERT
JONES
PROSSER
ROBERTS
ROBERTS, Margaret - of Ewyas Harold, widow, 22 Jul 1818.
Beneficiaries: son Thomas ROBERTS;   son Philip ROBERTS;   son John ROBERTS;   daughter Nancy PROSSER (wife of John PROSSER);   daughter Betty ROBERTS;   daughter Margaret ROBERTS.
Executor: son Thomas ROBERTS.
Witnesses: David JONES, Officer of Excise;   John GILBERT, Attorney.
Probate 2 Oct 1824 - PCC; PROB 11/1691.

Contact: Ros Dunning

 

1829

ALLEN
BEARCROFT
BULLOCK
CLEWER
DENCH
ROWBERRY
ROWBERRY, John - of Leigh.
son Samuel ROWBERRY;   grandson Samuel CLEWER, grandaur Sarah CLEWER;   grandson William ALLEN;   daur Hannah CLEWER.
Witnesses: George BEARCROFT,   John DENCH,   Wm BULLOCK.
Proved 16 Apr 1829 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98414.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1849

CROW
HALL
JONES
RAVENHILL
THOMAS
RAVENHILL, Thomas - of Mathon, innkeeper and farmer, 9 Feb 1843. Died 19 Jul 1845.
wife Martha;   2 daurs Abigail CROW widow of the late William Raper CROW of Hanley Castle;   Jane THOMAS wife of William THOMAS of Coddington.
Witnesses: William JONES of Cradley,   John HALL of Mathon.
Proved 1 Dec 1849 - Worcs.
NB: husband to my 2nd cousin 6th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1871

DUKES
JONES
MASON
ROGERS
SMITH
SYMONDS
WATKINS
WEBSTER
ROGERS, John - of Whitehouse, Eaton Bishop co. Hereford, farmer, 19 Jan 1870. (N)
All to my son William ROGERS in trust to call in and sell for cash all my said estate, to pay debts &c. then invest balance and pay the interest to dear wife for life and then: £100 to son William ROGERS,   £100 to daughter Sarah JONES.
Rest and residue to be equally divided between [son] William and his 4 sisters Mary Ann DUKES, Sarah JONES, Catherine SMITH, and Ann WATKINS.
Sole Executor: son William (and) to have all trust estates vested in me.
This Will was read to the Testator and explained to him after which he made his mark in the presence of Thomas Bullock WEBSTER of Eaton House, Eaton Bishop   and Robert MASON, Shoemaker, of Eaton Bishop.
Proved at the Principal Probate Registry 30 Mar 1871 by William ROGERS.
John ROGERS, the Testator, died 3 Jan 1871 at The Goytre [Walterstone co. Hereford]
Effects < £1500. J F SYMONDS, Solicitor of Hereford.

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