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:-

 

A'CONOP
A'NASH
A'STAUNTON
ASTELEY
BRACE
GODWYN
GREFFITHE
GRENLY
HOPEWOOD
LOCHARD
ROBARTS
SAWIER
STAUNTON
STAUNTON, … - of Stawnton upon Arowe, 25 May …. [year unknown] (#)
to be buried Staunton church;   to … my brother;   to Anne my sister;   to Edward A CONOP;   to Margaret A STAUNTON;   to George GODWYN of the Noke & to George GODWYN's son Thomas;   to Stephen GRENLY & Edmund ASTELEY & John HOPEWOOD & Harry A NASH & Margery ROBARTS my godchildren;   to Mylles LOCHARD & his sister Johan;   to William LOCHARD;   to Johan ap GREFFITHE my servant;   to Edmund …;   to George BRACE gent.;   to George GODWYN of Overstaunton;   to the vicar of Staunton;   to Anne SAWIER;   to said Harry & Ales his wife;   rest to Ales his wife.
Will dated 25 May …. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1539

BRYDDE
DICKENS
PYPER
ROOD
ROODE
SAYSE
SMETHES
WELVE
WILLIAMS
SMETHES, Hughe - of Stanton by Pembridge, 1539.
mother Johan deceased, father John deceased.
Beneficiaries: Anne, Hugh, John, Thomas, Raffe,   Felyppe daughter and sons of John ROOD,   Elisabeth WILLIAMS,   Elynor WELVE servant of John ROOD,   Thomas SAYSE in Marden,   five daughters of William BRYDDE of Dylwyn,   Johan wife of John ROOD.
Executors: John ROODE of Pembridge,   John BRYDDE of Staunton.
Witnesses: Richard PYPER vicar of Staunton,   {William} DICKENS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1542

SPARKE
SPARKE, Jane - Tenbury, 1542.
No details available.
Probate HCC. Box 11: 1540-1599.

Contact: John Speake

 

1545

BRACE
ELLIS
FLETCHER
GODWYN
GRYME
PARKS
SMYTH
STANTON
STANTON, William - of Stansbach, 1545.
wife Margaret;   sons Harry, Thomas, William, Roger and Hugh;   dau Elysebert, Anes.
Beneficiary: Ane GRYME.
Debtors: William FLETCHER,   Johan ELLIS.
Executors: son Harry, Jenkyn GODWYN.
Overseer: Harry BRACE gent.
Witnesses: John PARKS,   John SMYTH of Stansbach.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1545

AGRYME
BRACE
ELLIS
FLETCHER
GODWYN
PARKS
SMYTH
STANTON
STANTON, William - of Stansbach [Stansbatch], 5 Dec 1545. (#)
to be buried Staunton churchyard;   to Margaret my wife;   to Harry* my son;   my freehold & copyhold to Thomas my son;   to William my son;   to Hugh & Roger my sons;   to Elysebert and Anes my daughters;   to Ane AGRYME.
Debtors: William FLETCHER &   Johan ELLIS.
Creditor: Titley church;   Jenkyn GODWYN*.
Overseer: Harry BRACE gent.
Witnesses: John PARKS &   John SMYTH of Stansbach.
Will dated 5 Dec 1545. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1552

SPEAKE
SPEKE
SPEKE, William - Wesbury, page 30 (no. 48), 1552.
Early Manuscript calendar gives this reference, however a search of Box 11, 1540-1599 did not revea1 this Will. Also a search of Box 14 "Early and damaged Wills" - NIL for SPEAK(E).

Contact: John Speake

 

1554

PALLE
PYRING
SMYTHE
TAYLOR
SMYTHE, Thomas - of Kingsland, 1554.
wife Joan*;   sons Rychard and John;   granddaughter Marget.
Witnesses: John TAYLOR,   Thomas PYRING,   Sir Thomas PALLE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1555

PALLE
POUGHTNELL
PYRYNG
SMYTHE
TAYLOR
SMYTHE, Thomas - of Kyngisland [Kingsland], 16 Feb 1554/5. (#)
to be buried Kyngisland churchyard;   to Marget my son's daughter;   to my son Rychard;   to my son John SMYTHE a house called POUGHTNELL's house;   to Joan* my wife.
Witnesses: John TAYLOR &   Thomas PYRYNG &   Sir Thomas PALLE.
Will dated 16 Feb 1554/5. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1567

CLARKE
FERRYNGTON
HODGES
MATHOWES
STEDE
STEVYNS
WALL
STEVYNS alias MATHOWES, Richard - of Broxwood in parish of Pembridge, carpenter. (sick in body)
to Elizabeth (my wife) - a cow etc;   to John & James (my sons) - 4 young beasts, etc;   to Johan (my daughter) - a cow etc;   to my sister Ales - 8 bushels of rye, residue of the crop to my wife;   to William FERRYNGTON* (my brother in law) - a bullock;   to Roger CLARKE* (my brother in law) - a bullock;   half my tools to said Roger CLARKE;   residue of my goods to Elizabeth (my wife)
Debtors: Ales STEDE for 7 days work.
Witnesses: William A WALL,   Johan HODGES,   Margaret HODGES.
Proved Hereford 1567.

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1568

APRICE
BARKLEY
BATHOWE
BEDOW
BYLMOR
GITTOWE
GWALTER
HOELLS
KNYLL
PARKER
PERYN
STEPHENS
STONES
WILLAT
STEPHENS, John - of Bilmore in Old Radnor, 1568.
wife* unnamed, son in law Stephen PARKER*.
Beneficiaries: Thomas STONES,   William HOELLS.
Creditors: John KNYLL,   Edward BYLMOR,   Mr BARKLEY of Hereford,   Thomas a GWALTER.
Debtors: William GITTOWE,   Pers APRICE,   William HOELLS.
Witnesses: Walter WILLAT clerk,   James ap Hoel BEDOW,   William BATHOWE,   Richard PARKER,   {Philip} PERYN.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1572

GROBE
JEVAN
KYNERSLEY
KYNERSLYE
ROBERT
STEVENS
STEVENS, Johan - of Pembridge, 1572.
son Milles KYNERSLEY;   dau Johan ap ROBERT;   granddaughters Johan daughter of son Mylles and Johan ap ROBERT daughter of daughter Johan;   grandsons John, Philip sons of son Mylles and William ap ROBERT son of daughter Johan.
Beneficiaries: Thomas KYNERSLYE,   Margaret GROBE,   Robert ap JEVAN*.
Overseer: Myles KYNERSLEY.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1572

A'KYNERSLEY
A'KYNERSLEYE
GROBE
JEVAN
KYNERSLEY
ROBERT
STEVENS
STEVENS, Johan - of Pembridge, 1572. (#)
to Thomas A KYNERSLEYE;   to Myles A KYNERSLEY's daughter Johan;   to John A KYNERSLEY & Philip KYNERSLEY sons of said Myles A KYNERSLEY my son;   to William ap ROBERT my daughter's son;   to Johan ap ROBERT my daughter's daughter;   to Johan ap ROBERT my daughter & to her 4 youngest children;   to Margaret GROBE;   to Robert ap JEVAN*.
Overseer: Myles A KYNERSLEY.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1574

SPARK
SPARK, Richard - Tenbury, 1574.
No details available.
Probate HCC. Box 11: 1540-1599.

Contact: John Speake

 

1577

SPARKE
SPARKE, Ales - Tenbury, 1577.
No details available.
Probate HCC. Box 11: 1540-1599.

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1579

CROFTE
DAVID
HYGYNS
LEWIS
LUCAS
MORGAN
OWEN
PRICE
RICHARDS
RIDING
SCAUNDRETT
STEPHENS
TAYLIER
WEVER
SCAUNDRETT, William - yeoman, of Titley, 1579.
father John SCAUNDRETT deceased;   wife Julian*;   son George SCAUNDRETT.
Beneficiary: Johanne WEVER widow.
Mentioned: Alice wife of Walter STEPHENS butcher,   David LEWIS,   Roger LUCAS,   John MORGAN,   John ap DAVID,   Watkyn HYGYNS.
Overseers: Richard SCAUNDRETT the elder,   Thomas PRICE.
Debtor: John Gwillim ap OWEN.
Witnesses: Olyver SCAUNDRETT,   Thomas CROFTE,   Walter RICHARDS,   Roger LUCAS,   Thomas PRICE,   Thomas TAYLIER,   Robert RIDING.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1579

CROFTE
DAVID
GWILLIM
HYGYNS
LEWES
LUCAS
MORGAN
PRICE
RICHARDS
RIDING
SCAUNDRETT
STEVENS
TAYLIER
WEVER
SCAUNDRETT, William - of Tytley, yeoman, 19 Aug 1579. (#)
to be buried Kington church or where my father John SCAUNDRETT is buried;   to my wife Julian* a messuage in Kington borough occupied by Alice STEVENS wife of Walter STEVENS bowcher & David LEWES & Roger LUCAS & John MORGAN & John ap DAVID & a meadow in Rushock lordship which I occupy;   to Johanne WEVER widow for life a house bought from Watkyn HYGYNS in Kington occupied by me then to George SCAUNDRETT my son & heir apparent.
Overseers: Richard SCAUNDRETT the elder &   Thomas PRICE.
Witnesses: Olyver SCAUNDRETT &   Thomas CROFTE &   Walter RICHARDS &   Roger LUCAS &   Thomas PRICE &   Thomas TAYLIER &   Robert RIDING the writer hereof.
Debtor: John GWILLIM ap Owen.
Will dated 19 Aug 1579. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1580

BRYAN
EVAN
LLOYD
MAIND
MYULES
SPEAKE
WYLLMS
SPEAKE, Phillipe - of Chirbury, made 1580. Ref FC6.
Bequests: Gives tenements in Ridge and Weston and 100 sheep, all oxon and kyne, horses and mares to his wife Joanne while she remains a widow. To son John - 20 Marks. The tenements above to son John after the death or remarriage of his wife;   to pass to son James on John's death.
Lease for 21 years on tenement in Ridge, now in the occupancy of his father Thomas SPEAKE - to John and then to James.
Half of the above tenement to testator's mother after Thomas's death.
Other Bequests: to daughter Mary - £24 (or £21 if she disobeys sons James and William in marriage choice);   to daughter Margarrett - £20 (or £11 if she disobeys &c...);   to daughter Ales - £20 (or £11 if she disobeys &c...);   to son James - £20;   to wife Joan - all household implements except the best brass pan to son John.
All other goods and cattle to be equally divided between his wife and children.
To church of Hereford 12d. and to the church of Chirbury 20d.
Executors: brother James SPEAKE (brother), John SPEAKE (son).
Witnesses: George LLOYD,   John Burd MYULES,   Thomas ap EVAN,   Richard WYLLMS,   Thomas SPEAKE,   Robert BRYAN,   John MAIND.
Date at which will proven not known, but appears in calendar as  proved (at Hereford Consistory Court) during 1580. Box 11: 1540-1599.

Contact: John Speake

 

1587

BEAVAN
DAVIS
HILL
LEWIS
MEYRICK
PROBART
ROBINS
RODDE
STORRE
THOMAS
WILLAT
STORRE, Thomas - of the Nashe in Presteigne, 1587.
sons Roger and Richard;   daus Mary and Johan;   dau in law Margaret ROBINS;   nephew brother's son Edward STORRE;   servant Margery MEYRICK.
Beneficiaries: James RODDE,   Elizabeth LEWIS,   Margery LEWIS.
Executor: Richard RODDE.
Debtors: Walter WILLAT,   John HILL,   Walter THOMAS.
Witnesses: Richard DAVIS,   John ap PROBART,   Richard STORRE,   Phillip ab BEAVAN.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

ALHORNE
CARPENTER
CONOPPE
CROMPE
DEYOS
DRYVER
EDWARDS
GAWEN
GEORGE
GROBBE
HALL
HARPER
HAWKINS
HERRING
KERVER
MARTON
PEMBER
SMYTH
SMYTHE
STEADE
TAYLOR
TRYNGHAM
WEBBE
SMYTHE, George - of Pembridge, 1587.
brothers John SMYTHE, {?}, Walter SMYTHE, Edward SMYTHE* and Anthony, SMYTHE;   godchildren William son of James HALL,   the wife of John SMYTHE the younger late of Upcott,   daughters of William KERVER,   son and daughter of Anne GAWEN,   Christopher son of James GEORGE,   Walter son of George WEBBE,   William son of John TRYNGHAM,   Elynor daughter of Richard SMYTH,   the son of James CARPENTER of Kynnersley,   the son of Roger GROBBE,   the son of David TAYLOR,   the son of William MARTON,   the daughter of David EDWARDS,   the son of Thomas HALL,   Katherine daughter of Anthony SMYTH and Elynor daughter of Edward SMYTH, all under lawful age;   nephews John and Edward sons of brother Edward;   nieces daughters of brother Edward;   cousin Richard SMYTHE.
Beneficiaries: John DRYVER clerk vicar of Almeley,   Thomas HARPER of Upcott.
Mentioned: Richard HERRING,   Walter DEYOS,   Richard HAWKINS,   James HALL, Richard HALL,   William CONOPPE the younger.
Debtors: brother John SMYTHE, cousin Richard SMYTHE,   Mr Richard HAWKINS, Mr Robert HAWKINS, Ales HAWKINS,   James CARPENTER of Kynnersley,   Richard STEADE,   John ALHORNE.
Witnesses: Anthony SMYTHE,   John CROMPE of Pembridge,   Thomas PEMBER,   Thomas HARPER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

BROMWICH
GRENOWE
HINTON
RAVENHILL
STALLARD
WYNTER
STALLARD, Walter - of Tarrington, 19 Jul 1587.
Leaves land to son Thomas STALLARD,   cousin Margaret GRENOWE (daughter of John GRENOWE),   daughter Margaret STALLARD, wife Alice STALLARD[1],   sons James STALLARD and Roger STALLARD.
Overseers: John RAVENHILL and John HINTON.
Witnesses: James BROMWICH,   John HINTON,   and Richard WYNTER.
Probate date not known. The original is at the HRO.
Note: [1] Alice was nee HINTON.

Contact: Jon & Tami Stallard

 

1587

BEAVAN
DAVIS
HILL
LEWIS
MEYRICKE
PROBART
ROBINS
RODDE
STORRE
THOMAS
WILLAT
STORRE, Thomas - of the Nashe in Prestene [Presteigne], 15 Oct 1587. (#)
to my son Roger STORRE;   to my son Richard;   to my 2 daughters land called Lyde Castell for 6 years;   to my unmarried daughter Mary;   to my daughter Johan;   to my 2 daughters & to my daughter in law Margaret ROBINS;   to my servant Margery MEYRICKE;   to Edward STORRE my brother's son;   to James RODDE;   to Elizabeth LEWIS;    to Margery LEWIS;   Richard RODDE*.
Witnesses: Richard DAVIS &   John ap PROBART &   Richard STORRE &   Phillip ab BEAVAN.
Debtors: Walter WILLAT &   John HILL &   Walter THOMAS.
Will dated 15 Oct 1587. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1591

CHURCHLEY
HALES
PALMER
ROSSE
SMYTHE
WILSON
SMYTHE, Elizabeth - of Suckeley.
"To be buried at Cradeley";   my father Wm SMYTHE of Cradley (living).
Overseers: Edmunde CHURCHLEY and James WILSON.
my 2 sister{s} Joyce CHURCHLEY &   Anne WILSON;   Rowland HALES of Cradley,   William PALMER of Cradley;   my brother John SMYTHE of Cradley;   my sister Johane SMYTHE;   George PALMER of Cradley;   James ROSSE of Suckley.
Proved 1591 - Worcs.

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1594

CONOPE
CRONE
EVANS
GRENE
GRYNE
HARVER
HOPLEY
HOPPODE
LAURENCE
MYHELL
NEWTON
NYCOLS
SAWYERE
SMITH
SMYTH
SMYTH, Thomas - the elder of Weston, 1593/4.
wife unnamed;   sons Thomas and Walter;   daus Ales, Elizabeth and Margery;   grandson Thomas SMITH son of son Thomas and his wife Syble;   servant Margaret.
Beneficiaries: John, Ane son and daughter of William and Elnor NYCOLS,   Ales daughter of Mr John and Margaret NEWTON,   Anne, Margret daughters of John and Johan GRYNE,   William HARVER,   Elnor, Johan wife of Walter HOPLEY,   Richard MYHELL,   Ales CRONE,   John GRENE.
Executors: son Walter, Mr NEWTON
Creditor: Roger HOPPODE of Pembridge.
Debtor: Elnor SAWYERE.
Mentioned: John LAURENCE,   William CONOPE.
Witnesses: Mr NEWTON parson of Pembridge,   Walter SMYTH,   Gryfyth EVANS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1594

A'CONOPE
CRONE
EVANS
GRENE
GRYNE
HARVER
HOPLEY
HOPPODE
LAURENCE
MYHELL
NEWTON
NYCOLS
SAWYERE
SMITH
SMYTH
SMYTH, Thomas - of Weston, the elder, ? 1593/4. (#)
to Thomas SMITH son of said Thomas & Syble his wife;   to Water* my son cow bought from William A CONOPE;   to my wife mare bought from John LAURENCE;   to my daughter Ales money owed by Elnor SAWYERE, etc;   to John NYCOLS & Ane NYCOLS son & daughter of William NYCOLS & Elnor his wife;   to Ales NEWTON daughter of Master John NEWTON* & Margaret his wife;   to Anne GRENE & Margaret GRENE daughters of John GRYNE & Johan his wife;   my son Thomas to pay William ? HARVER & Elizabeth my daughter;   to Margery my daughter;   to Elnor & Johan wife of Water HOPLEY;   to Richard MYHELL;   to Ales CRONE;    to Margaret the servant maid;   rest to Thomas SMYTH my son & John GRENE.
Witnesses: Master NEWTON parson of Pembridge &   Walter SMYTH &   Gryfyth EVANS.
Creditor: Roger HOPPODE of Pembridge.
Will dated ? 1593/4. Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1599

BENNETT
FRANCIS
JONES
LLOYD
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Henry - of Chirbury, 5 Mar 1598/9. Ref FA6.
Bequests: to son Lodwicke SPEAKE* - the tenements where the testator now lives;   Lodwicke to pay 40 Marks to son Phillip SPEAKE for this;   to son in law Howell LLOYD - the interest from lease of testator's tenement from Richard FRANCIS of Forden;   to son Hugh SPEAKE - £8;   to Mary, daughter of Howell LLOYD - 3 kyne and 1 cow, the second best pan and 4 pewter dishes;   to the other three daughters of Howell LLOYD (Elizabeth, Lucy and Jane) and son Richard - £3 equally divided;   to James JONES's children (David, William and Catherine) - £3 equally divided;   to John BENNETT's children (John, Evan, Hugh, Henry and Francis) - £3 to be equally divided and the best pan to Francis;   to daughter Elizabeth JONES - his black mare and a colt. to daughter Lucy BENNETT - a yearling;   to Elizabeth, wife of Philip (his son) - 4 pewter dishes;   to Mr Priamus LLOYD (his landlord) and Mrs Lucy LLOYD - his heriot or £3-4s-6d.;   to servant maid Mary - one cow and a year old heffer;   to Evan the cripple - a sheep or ewe.
Overseer: William SPEAKE "my kinsman".
Witnesses: Richard B..... , Howell LLOYD,   Wm. SPEAKE,   John ap..., Phillip SPEAKE.
Proved at Hereford Consistory Court 1599. Box 30: 1600-1663.

Contact: John Speake

 

15??

ASTELEY
BLOT
BLOUT
BRACE
CHARLES
CONOP
CORNEWALE
GODWYN
GREFFITHE
GRENELY
GRENLY
HOPEWOOD
LOCHARD
NASH
ROBARTS
SAWIER
STAUNTON
STAUNTON, {?} - of Staunton on Arrow, 15{?}.
wife unnamed;   sister Anne;   godchildren Stephen GRENELY,   Edmund ASTELEY,   John HOPEWOOD,   Harry NASH and Margery ROBARTS;   servant Edmund.
Beneficiaries: Edward CONOP,   Margaret STAUNTON,   George GODWYN and his son;   Thomas of the Noke;  ,   Mylls LOCHARD and his sister Johan,   William LOCHARD,   Johan ap GREFFITHE,   George BRACE gent,   George GODWYN of Overstaunton,   Anne SAWIER, Harry and Ales his wife.
Executors: wife, John GODWYN.
Overseer: Edmund BLOUT gent.
Debtor: Edmund CORNEWALE.
Witnesses: Thomas CHARLES vicar of Staunton,   R{?} BLOT gent,   John GRENLY,   George GODWYN.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1600

AGG
BRADFORD
HALL
LAWRANCE
MORLEY
MULEY
SKINNER
SKYNNER
WOOD
SKINNER, Anthony - of Ledbury, clothier, 16 Mar 1599.
daughter Isable SKINNER - 40£ (when 18);   wife Mary (now maybe with child - a daur);   sister WOOD - 20s.
Witnesses: Stephen SKYNNER,   William SKINNER,   Richard MULEY,   Jo: LAWRANCE,   Richard SKINNER.
Debts: Richard HALL, gent / 10£ 10s.;   father Wm BRADFORD / 10£ 10s.;   father in law, and brother in law Thomas AGG;   mother in law Isable MORLEY, brother in law William MORLEY.
Proved 10 Apr 1600 - PCC; Ref FHL#92007 - PCC 26; Wallopp.

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1601

FARMER
HALES
NOX
NOXE
SMITH
SMYTH
STOKES
SMITH, William - of Cradley.
wife Margret;   son John SMYTH;   Thomas NOXE and Leonard NOX;   --- FARMER -- son in law;   Rowland HALES,   John STOKES;   John FARMER son of Gyles FARMER;   John SMITH son of my son John SMITH.
Proved 1601 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91671.

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1603

SPARKE
SPARKE, John - Hopton Wafers, 1603.
No details available.
Probate HCC. Box 30: 1600-1663.

Contact: John Speake

 

1607

SPEEDE
SPEEDE, William - Shepton, 1607.
No details available.
Probate HCC. Box 30: 1600-1663.

Contact: John Speake

 

1612

GREGORY
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Richard - of Chirbury, 13 Sep 1612. Ref GD5.
Bequests: All his lands, tenements, houses etc. in Chirbury and in Montgomery to his brother William SPEAKE and his heirs, provided that he pays to the testators sister Margaret SPEAKE £20 towards her marriage dowry, as determined suitable by his "loving cousins" Philip SPEAKE of Tregynon and Thomas GREGORY.
All goods, chattels and cattle to his mother Margaret SPEAKE* and also any legacies due from the estate of his father William SPEAKE, deceased.
Witnesses: Philip SPEAKE,   Thomas GREGORY.
Proved at Hereford Consistory Court 1612. Box 30: 1600-1663.

Contact: John Speake

 

1617

?WAHOME
BEST
GODSALL
HOPKIES
LEWIS
RAWLINGS
SKIRM
SKIRME
SKYRME
VAUGHAN
WELLINGTON
WHETSTONE
WILLIAMS
SKYRME, William - the Elder of Lugwardine co. Hereford, Yeoman, 19 Oct 1616. (when sick in body)
to be buried in the parish church of Lugwardine;   12d to Hereford Cathedral;   10/- towards the repairs of the bells and bell-ropes in Lugwardine Church;   to my daughter Elizabeth WELLINGTON (widow of James WELLINGTON) - £72 towards paying off his debts;   my grandchildren Elizabeth WELLINGTON, Ellinor WELLINGTON, Anne WELLINGTON, Mary WELLINGTON, Katherine WELLINGTON, James WELLINGTON and John WELLINGTON (ch'n of my said dau Elizabeth) - £10 each staggered year by year until all paid;   to my daughter Elizabeth - £10 p.a. for life after 7 years have elapsed;   all my lands etc to my son-in-law [step-son] Thomas SKYRME, son of Margaret SKYRME my late wife by her former husband and of my blood and name.
Executor/Overseer: my son-in-law [step-son] Richard SKYRME +20 sheep.
Other bequests: to the ch'n of John SKYRME my son-in-law [step-son] - 20 sheep;   Anne GODSALL my maid servant;   to the poorer sort of people in Lugwardine and Tupsley - 12d. per house.
Debts due by me and owing: Richard ?WAHOME gent £100;   Nicholas SKYRME and the said Thomas SKYRME;   David LEWIS;   Thomas WILLIAMS;   Elizabeth VAUGHAN, widow -£6 in trust for the poor of Lugwardine, now in my hands;   Anne GODSALL my servant her wages until All Saints next - 58/-;   my servant George WHETSTONE;   John BEST;   Richard SKYRME;   John SKYRME;   William RAWLINGS;   Abraham HOPKIES.
Proved PCC London 8 Mar 1616/17 by Thomas SKYRME (Exor.)
Notes: A William SKIRME mar a Margaret SKIRM on 21 Jun 1564 at Lugwardine.

 

1617

DARNELL
SCULL
SCULL, John - of Much Cowarne, gent, 20 Jan 1616.
wife Elizabeth;   brother William SCULL.
Overseer: Richard DARNELL, gent.
Proved 4 Apr 1617 - PCC #32; Welden; Ref FHL#92069.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1618

ASTON
DAVIES
HOPTON
PUGHE
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Lodwicke - of Snead, co. Montgomery, 2 Jun 1618. Ref GD7.
Bequests: Lease of dwelling house and tenements in Snead held by a 80 year lease from Sir Richard HOPTON, knight and Dame Elizabeth his wife - to pass to Harry SPEAKE his son, then to William (son), then to Lodwicke SPEAKE (son) and then to Jane (daughter).
To the rest of his children, Jane SPEAKE - £10, Anne SPEAKE - £10, Mary SPEAKE - £10;   Lodwicke SPEAKE - £10, William SPEAKE - £10. His lease of the water corn mill in Snead, with lands etc., held from Sir Richard HOPTON, for 100 years or during the lives of the testator, Elizabeth his wife and Harry his son - to pass to his wife Elizabeth.
To his "new wife" the said Elizabeth - all cattle, houses etc., she to pay to the children:- Jane, Anne, Mary SPEAKE - £30 ea. within 5 years and William & Lodwicke SPEAKE - £20 ea. within 7 years of his decease. To son Henry SPEAKE - all house hold furniture and all implements of husbandry at his new dwelling house. To wife Elizabeth - all belts and bedding, linen, brass, pewter etc at both his houses. To Henry Howells, his man servant - 10/-.
Executors: Elizabeth SPEAKE (wife), Henry SPEAKE (son).
Overseers: brother Hugh SPEAKE and brother in law William DAVIES.
Witnesses: Thos. ASTON,   Hugh SPEAKE,   Wm. DAVIES,   David PUGHE.
Proved at Hereford Consistory Court 1618. Box 30: 1600-1663.

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1620

BARKER
DONN
EDWARDS
HUMPHREY
JOYCE
LLOYD
MADDOX
MIDDLETON
PHEWTWELL
PITTS
SPEAKE
TAYLOR
SPEAKE, Elizabeth - of Chirbury, 21 May 1620. (widow of Ref GB7)
Bequests: To the parish of Chirbury - 20/- the interest to be divided annually amongst the poor of the parish on St Thomas's day before Christmas "for ever".
Other bequests: To the sons and daughters of Priamus LLOYD of Marrington - £5;   her brother John TAYLOR - 20/-;   Richard PHEWTWELL - 20/-;   sons of Phowke ap HUMPHREY - 12/-;   the sons of John LLOYD of Marton ("my Godsons") - 20/-;   Richard BARKER - 20/-;   sister Katherine TAYLOR - her best gown etc.;   Joan TAYLOR (neice) - a pair of hooks, a kettle etc.
Minor bequests: to Pricilla, dau of Griffith MIDDLETON,   Wm. JOYCE,   Mary MADDOX,   Mary EDWARDS;   All other goods, debts due, cattle and. chattels to Mr. Priamus LLOYD*.
Witnesses: Richard LLOYD,   Rowland DONN.,   John PITTS,   George LLOYD,   Griffith MIDDLETON.
Proved at Hereford Consistory Court 1620 or 1621. Box 30: 1600-1663.

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1624

CARWARDINE
CASWALL
HATTON
SLANEY
SLAYNEY
TOMKINS
SLANEY, Stephen - of Worcester, clothier, 25 Nov 1613.
beloved wife Elizabeth - "house in St. Helens Worcester";   eldest son John SLANEY - "land in Sherlet, Salop";   sons Stephen SLANEY, Richad SLANEY and William SLANEY;   daur Elizabeth SLANEY;   good uncles John SLAYNEY and Humfrey SLAYNEY merchants and Joane his wife;   good father in law Mr. John TOMKINS;   good brother Richard SLANEY;   brothers John SLANEY and Moyses SLANEY;   sister Marie CASWALL;   John CARWARDINE of Worcester clothier;   (To Thomas HATTON after wife Elizabeth is dead).
Proved 9 Feb 1624 - PCC/Folio 17; Ref FHL#92095.
NB: my 10th great grand uncle - sjk

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1627

CRUMP
HOOPER
SKIRM
SKYRME
WHOOPER
SKYRME, John - Gent, 8 Jul 1627. (N)
he gave to the church of Liggardyne [probably Lugwardine] 3/4d and to the poor of that parish 13/4d;   he wished that his wife Elizabeth SKYRME should enjoy his house &c. in Lugyrdyne for her life then to son Richard SKYRME - he to be sole Exor.;   if Richard d.s.p. then to testator's son William SKYRME;   the wife and children of Richard WHOOPER to have the clothes of the testator's daughter Elizabeth SKYRME not already disposed of.   Signed John SKYRME, with:
Witnesses: Thos CRUMP;   Wm SKYRME;   Rich. WHOOPER;   Rich. SKYRME
Proved PCC London 15 Nov 1627 by Richard SKYRME (son & Exor.)
Notes: [1] This Will appears twice in the PCC volumes and the 2nd copy is much clearer (although the copier could not read the parish name).
[2] Richard HOOPER [sic] mar Frances SKIRM 22 Apr 1619 at Lugwardine.

 

1630

ALLEN
ALMERY
BENELL
BENETT
BENGOE
BLISSETT
COPPS
COTSHULL
CRANGE
DANFORD
EASTOPP
EDWARDS
FARRAR
FARRER
GOUGHE
GREENE
GRENLYE
HEYNES
HILL
HOLMES
HOPWOOD
HOUGHE
LEE
NEWTON
STEAD
STEADE
THWEATE
TOOLEY
TRANTER
TUKE
WATKYNS
WEIGHT
WHEELER
STEADE, Henry - citizen & grocer of London, 27 Nov 1630.
"to be one of God's elect";   to be buried by my former wife in St. Olave parish church on Old Jury under the place where the candlebranche of brass hangeth;   all my goods to be divided into 2: one to my 4 daughters, Sarah, Hester, Mary & Elizabeth, & the other half thus: to my friend Raphe HOUGHE clothworker & George ALMERY gent £5;   to my sister Margery HOPWOOD widow late wife of John HOPWOOD of Pembridge mercer deceased £30 & I forgive John HOPWOOD, my brother in law's, debts to me;   to Elizabeth HOPWOOD daughter of my sister Margery £10 or indefault to the rest of Margery's children;   to Margarett HOPWOOD Margery's daughter £8;   to Margery's other children £13-6s.8d.;   to my sister Anne BENGOE wife of Richard BENGOE of Pembridge, blacksmith, £20 & to her son Henry BENGOE £10 etc;   to James & Walter BENGOE her sons £15 & £6-13s.4d.;   to her other children £13-6s.8d.;   I settled on my sisters, the late Elianor COTSHULL & Margery HOPWOOD, Anne BENGOE & Sibill TRANTER lands in Lyonhales, & my executors may arrange instead to pay Elianor's children £33-6s.8d. when they marry or reach 21;   to my sister Sybyll TRANTER wife of Thomas TRANTER now of Lyonhales, grocer, £30 & to her children £25 when 21 or marry;   to my brother in law John FARRER 40s,;   to Richard EASTOPP of Kynton [Kington], dyer, 20s.;   to my godson Christopher HILL 10s.;   to my late servant Thomas WATKYNS & his wife 20s.;   to Mr Thomas TUKE minister of St.Olave where I dwell 20s. to buy a book;   to Mr John BENELL minister 11s. for a book;   to the poor of St. Olave 21s.;   to the poor of Pembridge 53s.4d. to be distributed by my brother in law Richard BENGOE & the churchwardens;   to my brother in law Richard GOUGHE 10s. & to my sister in law his wife 10s.;   to my cousin Thomas BLISSETT & his now wife 10s. each;   to the poor of Lynhales 13s.4d.;   to Robert HOLMES citizen & merchant Taylor of London 10s.;   to my goddaughter Elizabeth FARRAR 50s.;   to her brother John FARRAR the younger 50s.;   to my kinswoman Susan EDWARDS 50s.;   to her sister Sara WEIGHT 25s.;   to her other sister Mary GRENLYE 25s.;   to my cousin Thomas STEAD 10s.;   to Elizabeth COPPS once my servant 10s.;   to my servant George HEYNES 53s.4d.;   to my servant Thomas NEWTON 40s.;   to Catherine BENETT once my servant 53s.4d.;   to the Company of Grocers of which I am a member 40s. for a silver rod engraved with my name;   to poor children in Christs Hospital in London £3-6s.8d. to attend my funeral;   to my daughter Sara DANFORD £100;   to Elizabeth* my youngest daughter £250 when 21 or marries;   to Joane GREENE 10s.;   to Rowland STEAD of Lempster [Leominster] 10s.;   to Walter STEADE of Ludlow 10s.;   to George LEE of Ashbourne 10s.;   to George CRANGE, dyer, 10s.;   to Michael THWEATE of Bolton, Lancs, £5 if he pays debts;   Residue to my daughters equally when 21 or marriage;   £100 between my sisters' children;   to Sara* my eldest daughter now wife of Edmond DANFORD my freehold in Marston in Pembridge bought from my brother Richard STEAD of Marston &   from John STEAD of the Meare Marston;   to Hester STEAD* my 2nd daughter customary land in Sewardston, Essex, bought from Thomas ALLEN of Dulwich, gent;   to Mary STEAD* my 3rd daughter my copyhold in Sewardston bought from William WHEELER of Sewardston.
Guardians: of my infant daughters: Raph HOUGHE &   George ALMERY.
Witnesses: George ALMERY &   Edward TOOLEY &   Thomas NEWTON.
Proved (PCC) 13 Dec 1630 by Sara, Hester & Mary his daughters with power.
reserved to Elizabeth STEAD. TNA Ref: PROB 11/158 f116

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1634

BECKE
DANFORD
JEFFERIES
STAUNTON
STAUNTON, William - of Lovington, Hallowe, 28 May 1633.
wife Ales.
Witnesses: George JEFFERIES,   Francis BECKE,   Tho: DANFORD.
Proved 26 Apr 1634 - Worcs 1634/#155; Ref FHL#98048.

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1634

FOWKE
GITTINS
JOHNSON
SPEAKE
SPENCER
SPEAKE, Roger - of Lake, parish of Westbury, 1 Mar 1632/3. Ref FB12.
Bequests: to the six children of son in law William GITTINS and (testator's daughter) Elizabeth his wife - £3 a piece;   to Richard SPEAKE, Roger SPEAKE and Joan SPEAKE, children of Rowland SPEAKE (his son) - 4 Marks each at age 21 years;   to Roger SPEAKE, son of testator's son Thomas SPEAKE, who is apprenticed in London - £5;   to son in law Thomas JOHNSON - £5;   to daughter Elizabeth GITTINS - the best pan;   to son Thomas SPEAKE - his best suit;   All other goods, cattle and chattels to son William*.
Witnesses: Thomas SPENCER,   Richard FOWKE.
Note: this will is apparently a draft of the will subsequently written on 22 Mar 1632/3 and probated 27 Jun 1634 - HCC. Box 30: 1600-1663

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1634

GITTINS
JOHNSON
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Roger - of Lake, parish of Westbury, 22 Mar 1632/3. Ref FB12.
"Annuling and countermanding all former wills".
Bequests: to his three sons Thomas SPEAKE, William SPEAKE and Rowland SPEAKE - 20/- to be equally divided;   to William GITTINS' 6 children (testator's grandchildren) - £3 each;   to his daughter Mary - £5;   to his daughters Elizabeth and Mary - all household effects and assets, to be equally divided.
Executor: Thomas GITTINS (his grandchild).
Witnesses: Richard GITTINS, Elizabeth GITTINS,   Thomas JOHNSON.
Proved by the executor, Thomas GITTINS, 27 Jun 1634 - HCC. Box 30: 1600-1663.

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1634

BECK
JONES
STAUNTON
STAUNTON, Ales - of Lovington, Hollow, wid, 25 Aug 1634.
son George;   nephew William STAUNTON;   godaur Frauncis BECK daur of Francis & Marie BECK;   4 of my children viz: John and to my daurs Elizabeth, Marie, &   Margarett;   my brother in law William JONES clerk and my neighbour Francis BECK.
Witnesses: William JONES, clerk;   Francis BECK.
Proved 1634 - Worcs 1634/#151; Ref FHL#98048.

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1634

BEECK
BOULE
STANTON
STAUNTON
STAUNTON, George - of Loventon, Hollowe, 1 Oct 1634.
brother Jhon STANTON.
Witnesses: Frauncis BEECK,   John BOULE,   Thomas STANTON.
Proved 18 Oct 1634 - Worcs 1634/#154; Ref FHL#98048.

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1641

BOSWORTH
HARTLAND
HILL
JAUNCEY
PHILLIPS
SKYNNER
TURNER
WILDEN
SKYNNER, Anne - of Ledbury.
James JAUNCEY;   daur Anne SKYNNER;   my late husband Frauncis SKYNNER, dcsd;   sonne Richard SKYNNER;   brother Francis BOSWORTH;   grandson Frauncis SKYNNER;   sister in law Sible TURNER of Colwall, widow;   my cozen Anne wife of John HARTLAND of Colwall;   son Frauncis SKYNNER;   my cozens Vincent PHILLIPS,   John WILDEN and Frauncis HILL clothier.
Proved 1641 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91672.

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1647

HOLMAN
HOPE
HOPER
HOPKINS
JONES
PENNELL
PRICE
ROBINSON
SKINNER
SKYNNER
STALLARD
WALTON
WOOD
SKINNER, Stephen - of Cradley, gent, 19 Aug 1645.
my 3 neeces Anne, Elizabeth and Blaunch sister{s} of my nephew Edmond SKYNNER;   my nephews Thomas and Stephen WOOD;   their sister Margarett PRICE and their sister Ellianor JONES;   my nephew William WOOD;   his sister Milbrough PENNELL;   my brother Richard SKINNER;   my nephew Stephen SKINNER of London apothecarie;   my nephew Aage;   my nephew Stephen SKINNER son of my deceased brother William SKINNER;   his brothers Lancelott SKINNER, William SKINNER and Edward SKINNER;   my nieces Anne, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Margaret daurs of my said brother William and their sisters Mary HOPKINS and Susan WALTON;   my nephewe John HOPE;   my neece Anne HOLMAN;   my neece Milborough HOPER (her sister);   my kinde cozen Catherine SKINNER wife of my nephew Edmond SKINNER;   my nephew Edmond SKYNNER rector of Cradley.
Proved 2 Jun 1647 - PCC; Ref FHL#92164 PCC 1647/#125.
Note: son of Margaret daur of John STALLARD and Richard SKINNER - see FHL#888990, and C J ROBINSON's Mansions of Hereford and their Memories, for SKINNER pedigree.

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1648

BLUNT
BODENHAM
BRISLAN
EXTON
HARRING
HARRINGE
PEARCE
POWELL
PRICE
SMITH
SYMONDS
VAYZOR
VICARS
WATKINS
WHEATH
WILLIAMS
SYMONDS, Philip - of All Saints p., Hereford, the elder, 17 Mar 1645/6. (healthy of body)
to be buried Cathedral churchyard at end of St. Katherine aisle above north door under same stone as grandfather, father & mother;   to my wife Mary* for life silver spoons, goods she brought at marriage,   & also all my goods for life, etc;   to my daughter Mary silver bowl;   to my son Jonathan gilt wine cup;   to my son Philip SYMONDS an orchard in Wigmarsh street bought of Robert BLUNT of Bristol & my lease for lives from Hereford corporation, all candlesticks etc all for life then to his son Philip SYMONDS;   to my son Philip SYMONDS's other 6 children: Deborah, Mary, Martha, Anne, Sarah & Robert, 40s. each when they marry or reach 21;   to my daughter Elinor PRICE a double pair virginals etc & a token to her daughter Jane;   to my son in law William PRICE & his 4 children 40s. each when they marry or are 21, & £10 between them from my loan to Sir William VAYZOR & other Herefordshire commissioners;   to my son Thomas SYMONDS my messuage etc in Wilbridge Street in St. Nicholas p., Hereford, in occupation of John BRISLAN, baker, & my tenements to west of St. Nicholas's church now in tenure of John POWELL, tucker, & tenement near east end of the church in tenure of Peter VICARS;   if Thomas has no issue then to Jonathan SYMONDS my son & his issue;   if none then to my right heirs;   to my daughter Mary SYMONDS &   heirs void ground in St. Nicholas p. near Fryorne gate which I purchased of Henry HARRINGE my brother in law, £100 + sheets my mother her grandmother left her + a brisling pan whenher mother my now wife dies, etc;   to Isabell SYMONDS my daughter £100, etc;   to my daughter Joyce SYMONDS £100 etc;   if my daughter die unmarried their shares to be divided;   to my son Robert SYMONDS & his heirs for ever my messuages etc in Wirckebrooke in Peterchurch in occup'n of Maud WHEATH widow, & 2 gardens outside Fryornegate in Bartons Street (and) if no issue then to my son Jonathan & his etc;   to my son Jonathan SYMONDS & his heirs etc, my messuage etc in Wroughthall Lane in occuaption of said Henry HARRING, & standards etc which my grandmother Mrs Ales BODENHAM passed to me;   if my wife Mary does not claim dower against my eldest son Philip I give her for life my wood purchased from Thomas PEARCE of Byford in Tymberline or Line Wood Hill in Madley, then without waste to my son Jonathan (and) if no issue to Robert my son;   I have an estate for my & my wife's lives & then to my heirs for ever in a messuage etc in Huntington in liberties of Hereford which I give to Mary for life then to Roger SYMONDS my son, his heirs etc;   to my son Philip my iron trunk with implements etc for my trade etc;   to my daughter Mary a chest etc in my son PRICE's chamber & a press I bought of John SMITH;   whereas I was many years Custos of St. Giles's Hospital & paymaster there &   receiver of rents to Mr Richard WILLIAMS lest I have been short by neglect or otherwise I give the almsmen 30s.;   to Mr Richard WILLIAMS 30s.;   to my daughter Ales WATKINS of Brecon bushels of rye from my barn in Huntington;   to poor of St. Swithins 30s. (and) to the poor of Wigmarsh ward 15s. (and) to the poor of Eigne ward 15s. (and) to the poor of Wybridge, Bysters & St. Owens wards 40s. (and) to the poor of Huntington in the liberties 10s.;   to my son in law Mr William PRICE 20s. & a ring.
Overseers: my sons Philip SYMONDS, Robert SYMONDS & Thomas SYMONDS.
Witnesses: Robert SYMONDS & Thomas SYMONDS & Jonathan SYMONDS & Anne EXTON.
Proved in London 15 Jan 1647/8 by Mary SYMONDS his relict.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/203 f13.

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1653

BARKER
HATTON
LANT
SLANEY
WHICHCOTT
SLANEY, Stephen, citizen and merchant tailor - of London, 28 Sep 1648.
wife Ann - 2300£;   son John SLANEY - 1500£;   2 daurs Elizabeth and Anne SLANEY - 1500£ ea;   mother Elizabeth HATTON - land at Stoke Bliss, Worcester;   the children of my sister Elizabeth BARKER wife of Ambrose BARKER;   St. Helens Worcester where I was borne;   brother Richard SLANEY and his wife;   brother William SLANEY;   uncle John SLANEY and aunt Mrs. Elizabeth SLANEY. brother Christopher WHICHCOTT and my sister in law Katherine WHICHCOTT his wife;   friend Robert LANT of London, merchant;   {niece} Elizabeth BARKER my sister Elizabeth BARKER's daur.
Proved 26 Apr 1653 - PCC/Folio 324; Ref FHL#92195.

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1655

DAVIS
EXTON
JONES
PRICE
ROGERS
STEPHENS
SYMONDS
SYMONDS, John - of Eaton Bishop, co Hereford, yeoman, 8 Feb 1653.
(being weak in body);   my grandchild William ROGERS - £10;   my grandchildren Simon EXTON, Joseph EXTON and Susan EXTON - £5 each;   for Thomas SYMONDS (son of my late brother William SYMONDS) - £3 at the age of 12 in order for him to be placed as an apprentice;   to Ellinor JONES (my wife's sister's daughter) - 20/-.
Executors: my wife Elizabeth and my son John SYMONDS.   Signed John SYMONDS(x)
Witnesses: William EXTON(x);   William PRICE(x);   John STEPHENS(x);   John DAVIS.
Proved London PCC 19 Feb 1655 by the Exors.
Notes: John SYMONDS had at least two daughters - Isabel wife of Thomas ROGERS of Craswall and Elizabeth wife of William EXTON of Michaelchurch Escley. See the EXTON Wills, 1675 and 1680.

 

1655

BAXTER
CARELES
ELTON
HOPKINS
SKYNNER
UNETT
SKYNNER, Stephen - of the Foord, Hereforde.
my beloved brother Stephen BAXTER;   due from Rich: UNETT, gent &   Ambrose ELTON;   my brother in law John CARELES;   my 2 eldest daurs Elizabeth & Mary;   my 2 children at London with my brother William namely John &   Sarah;   my 4 youngest children William, Abigail, Benjamin & Samuel;   my wife Mary;   Stephen BAXTER,   Launcelot SKYNNER,   Wm HOPKINS &   John CARELES;   eldest son Stephen.
Proved 9 Mar 1655 - PCC/Folio 360; Ref FHL#92213.

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1655

BOWER
NOURZE
SKYNNER
SKYNNER, William - the elder of Newent, Glocester, 28 May 1654.
son William;   daurs Jane & Margarett;   my wife Jane;   brother in law Thomas BOWER and kinsman John BOWER, carpenter.
Witnesses: Thos BOWER the yr, Jane BOWER,   Abraham NOURZE.
Proved 16 Jul 1655 - PCC/Folio 315; Ref FHL#92212.

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1655

BOUGHTON
BRIDGES
COX
HALL
MATHEW
NORTHEN
SKINNER
WILD
WINYATE
SKINNER, John - of Ledbury, clothier, 22 Mar 1654.
daur Elizabeth SKINNER - 500£;   brother William SKINNER Doctor of Laws and cozen John WILD, clothier (both mentioned twice);   daur Constance HALL wife of Francis HALL the younger of Ledbury, clothier;   Richard NORTHEN and other bound to me;   grandchild Constance HALL;   son Edward SKINNER - 1000£;   Thomas COX of Castell Ditch and me John SKINNER of the other part;   Sarah and Elizabeth HALL daurs of my said son Francis HALL;   friends Doctor SKINNER,   John WINYATE, gen & John WILD;   son William SKINNER.
Witnesses: Herbert BOUGHTON,   Wm MATHEW,   Tho: BRIDGES.
Proved 27 Oct 1655 - PCC/1655: Folio 76; Ref FHL#92214.

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1657

ELLY
FIL
HACKETT
JAMES
PEARCE
PRATT
STAUNTON
TAYLER
TAYLOR
WELLS
STAUNTON, John - of St John Bedwardine, Worcester, 18 Jun 1656.
The house wherein John PRATT of St Johns tanner now liveth;   grandchild Staunton WELLS;   son in law Robert WELLS;   grandchild Giles WELLS;   my grandchild George TAYLER son of George TAYLOR of Best ford;   John TAYLOR son of George TAYLER;   brother Thomas STAUNTON of St. Johns;   my grandchild Marie TAYLOR d/o Geo. TAYLOR of Best ford.
Overseers: friends Thomas HACKETT of St Johns gent and Wm PEARCE of St Johns.
Witnesses: John HACKETT,   James ELLY,   Elllen JAMES,   Ricd FIL.. Sr.
Proved 6 Jun 1657 - PCC/1659 #212; Ref FHL#92229.

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1658

BRAINE
SNEADE
STANTON
STANTON, William - of Gochtham, Stourton, Worcs, 12 Feb 1658.
"To be buried Whittingdon";   my mother;   my brother Henry his wife;   my sister Isable.
Sole Executor: brother John STANTON.
Agreements between Randall SNEADE and me.
Overseers: brother Henry STANTON and John BRAINE of Whittingdon.
Proved 10 Mar 1658 - PCC/1659 #57; Ref FHL#92251.

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1662

COOKE
COUPPER
HARFORD
STEPHENS
SURMAN
SURMAN, William - of Eldersfield, husbandman, 26 May 1662.
4 of my daurs Margaret, Ellinor, Elizabet and Joane - 10s. ea;   daur Amy [possibly Anne] wife of Samuel STEPHENS;   my wife Margaret;   my 2 youngest daurs Mary & Sarah;   my friends Florise COUPPER and William HARFORD.
Witnesses: Florice COOKE,   Floric COUPPER.
Proved 27 Jun 1662 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98082.

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1665

COOKES
GOODRICH
GUTTERIDGE
STANTON
WAGSTAFFE
WILLES
STANTON, Thomas - of Wolveton, Warks, gent, 19 Sep 1664.
Indenture: 20 Apr 1648 - Edward COOKES, gent and Peter WILLES, gent.
"Seized of manor of Wolverton";   my wife Elizabeth STANTON and John WAGSTAFFE of Bishop Eastbrook, Worcs and Edward WILLES of Newbold Compton;   my 6 younger childen;   Elizabeth, Susanna, John, Mary, Sarah & Edward;   my son Thomas;   my brother and sister Wm GUTTERIDGE (GOODRICH?) and Katherine his wife.
Proved 24 Feb 1665 - PCC/1665 #19; Ref FHL#92282.

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1665

BARNABIE
BARNEBY
BERINGTON
BRITE
DARNALL
DAVIES
HILL
ROBINSON
SAWYER
WHITE
WHITMORE
SAWYER, George - of Nether Bullingham, esquire, 21 Aug 1665.
to be buried in chancel of White Waltham church near my mother & son - body to be carried to Haiwood, Berkshire & Mr BRITE is to preach;   my wife* & my father Sir Edward SAWYER knight & my kinsman Sir John ROBINSON knight Lieutenant of the Tower of London & my uncle Richard WHITMORE of Slater, Gloucestershire, esquire, are to be guardians of my sons Edmond SAWYER, George SAWYER & Herbert SAWYER until they are 21;   to my brother Robert SAWYER* esquire & Ralph DARNALL esquire to raise £1500 from rents at Haiwood;   my friend Mr James DAVIES*.
Overseers: my father in law John BARNABIE esquire & my uncle Thomas BERINGTON.
Witnesses: Ra: DARNALL &   Jn WHITE &   Tho: BERINGTON &   Nichecletts BARNEBY &   Richard HILL.
Proved (PCC) 31 Oct 1665 by Catherine SAWYER, James DAVIES & Robert SAWYER  exors named. TNA Ref: PROB 11/318 f123.

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1666

SERRELL
SIRRELL
STINTON
SERRELL, Joane - of Hennar, Leominster, widow, May last part 1666. (N)
Lyeing sicke of a pestilential feaver whereof she died declared: her grandchildren the 2 children of her daur Anne STINTON;   her 5 children living with her.
Witnesses: Mary SIRRELL,   Anne STINTON als SIRRELL,   Joane SERRELL - the said testatees' 4 daughters (?only 3 listed) none other daring to come neere her in respect of the infectiousness of the decease.
Proved 7 Jul 1666 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1666

GLASE
GRIFFITHS
KNOWLES
SHIPMAN
SHIPMAN, Thomas - of Presteigne.
to be buried Presteigne;   to my son Symon* my wife's dwelling for life, then to Thomas SHIPMAN his son by his first wife when 21;   for default of issue then to my daughter Susanna;   to my (unmarried) daughter Sarah SHIPMAN;   to my six daughters 12d, each;   rest to my wife;   to Sarah GRIFFITHS my niece;   to my sister Elizabeth GLASE 5s.
Witnesses: Susanna KNOWLES &   Sarah GRIFFITHS &   Thomas SHIPMAN.
Proved at Leominster 20 Jul 1666 by Simon SHIPMAN.

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1667

GOREGG
PROBART
SYRRELL
SYRRELL, Evan - of Allmely, 21 Mar 1666.
wife Bridgett;   son William SYRRELL;   daur Elizabeth GOREGG?.
Witnesses: James SYRRELL,   Lewis PROBART.
Proved 16 May 1667 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1670

HALL
HUGHES
PARRY
PROSSER
SANDERS
SCUDAMORE
TYLER
WALKER
WOODWARD
SCUDAMORE, John - of Kenchurch [Kentchurch], esquire, 13 Jun 1669.
to poor of Kenchurch;   (reference to) marriage settlement of my now eldest son John SCUDAMORE;   to my son Walter SCUDAMORE & my daughter Elizabeth SCUDAMORE my manor of Langua, in Monmouthshire, & advowson of Langua & lands occupied by Margaret SANDERS, Thomas PARRY, Benedict HALL, Walter HUGHES, John SANDERS the younger, Jenkin SCUDAMORE & others in Langua;   land at Grosmont bought for Robert SCUDAMORE my late son &   Roger SCUDAMORE gent. & farm in Norton Canon bought from Edward PROSSER gent;   my brother Richard SCUDAMORE has copyhold in Langua on trust for my younger children.
Witnesses: Mary WOODWARD &   M. SCUDAMORE* John TYLER &   Ro: WALKER.
Proved (PCC) 22 Feb 1669/70. TNA Ref: PROB 11/323.

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1670

BASKERVILE
BASSET
LEWIS
SCANDRET
SUTER
TURFORD
VAUGHAN
SUTER, Thomas - of Mahollum [Mahollam], Kington, gent., 12 Nov 1669.
to my 4 daughters & the youngest that my wife is in travail with £100 in hands of Dorothy VAUGHAN widow & Thomas LEWIS of Monaughty, esquire, & £150 on mortgage with Richard SCANDRET of Bradnor & my house in Almeley;   my wife Mary SUTER*.
Witnesses: Ralph TURFORD &   Katherine BASKERVILE &   Gabriel BASSET.
Proved (PCC) 17 Jun 1670. TNA Ref: PROB 11/333.

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1670

BALDWYNNE
BERROW
BUNDIE
HOOPER
HOPKINS
ROBERTS
SKINNER
WILDE
SKINNER, Stephen - the elder of Ledbury, 24 Nov 1669.
son William SKINNER - 12d.;   son John SKINNER - 40£;   son Stephen SKINNER - 15£;   son Rowland SKINNER - 6£;   Burtholl & Tollshop;   daur Elizabeth wife of Thomas HOOPER;   daur Jane ROBERTS - 10£;   daur Margery wife of William BERROW - 6£ and her daurs Elizabeth - 40s., Anne - 5£;   the children of my daur Mary - 3s. ea;   my grandson William BALDWYNNE son of my daur Anne BALDWYNNE;  
Executors: sons William & John.
Overseers: sons Stephen and Rowland;   daur in law Elinor SKINNER.
Witnesses: Thos WILDE,   Wm BUNDIE,   Chas HOPKINS.
Proved 1 Dec 1670 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1671

MEYRICK
MUSCOTE
STRINGHAM
STRINGHAM, Constance - of Presteigne, widow, 16 Feb 1667/8.
to my daughter Joan STRINGHAM.
Witnesses: Richard MEYRICK &   John MUSCOTE.
Proved at Hereford 28 Aug 1671.

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1672

GITTINS
GWYNNE
HOLLIER
HUGHES
LLOYD
SPEAKE
WALL
SPEAKE, William - of Lake, parish of Westbury, yeoman, 1 Jan 1671/2. Ref GD12.
Bequests: to "kinsman" Thomas GITTINS - 5/-;   to "kinsman" Richard SPEAKE and his children - 10/-;   to kinsman Dorothy WALL and her children - 12/-;   All other estate to his wife Elizabeth, her to be the sole executrix.
Witnesses: Rees LLOYD,   Francis HOLLIER,   Evan GWYNNE,   Robert HOLLIER.
Inventory by: John HUGHES,   Thomas GITTINS and Francis ? HOLLIER, 15th January 1671/2;   Value: £275.
Proved at Ludlow by the executor, 21 Mar 1671/2. Box 160: 1662-1688.

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1672

BEAVAN
BRYAN
FRYZER
GREENLY
HOSKYNS
PANTALL
PASSY
STEAD
STEADE
WYNDE
STEADE, Elianor - of Stansbage [Stansbatch].
to my sister Mary HOSKYNS;   to Margaret wife of Henry BRYAN eldest daughter of my brother Mathias;   to Joan wife of George PANTALL another daughter of my brother Mathias;   to John &   Edward STEAD 2 sons of my son Richard STEAD if it can be got from Tamberlain PASSY of Brompton [Brampton];   to Thomas STEAD son of my brother Mathias;   to Thomas WYNDE & Sarah his wife living with me one of the daughters of my brother Mathias sums due from Mr Andrew GREENLY &   Margaret GREENLY widow;   rest to Thomas WYNDE*.
Witnesses: Sisly (X) FRYZER &   James (X) BEAVAN &   Alice (X) BEAVAN.
Proved at Hereford 30 Aug 1672 by Thomas WYNDE.

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1673

ALCOT
SURRELL
WARBUTER
SURRELL, William - of Pencombe, 11 Aug 1669.
son Thomas SURRELL;   wife Anne;   son William - 30£.
Witnesses: James ALCOT,   Arten WARBUTER.
Proved 24 Apr 1673 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.
NB: my 9th great grandfather - sjk

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1673

FOX
PRICE
SMITH
SURRELL
SURRELL, John - of Nether Egleton, Bishops Frome, 24 May 1652.
eldest and only son John SURRELL. Indenture of lease by Edward FOX then of Christ Church, Oxford, gent. Dated 7 Oct to Thomas SMITH of Egleton;   Dated 8 Mar 1650 between Henry PRICE with Sible one of the daurs and executors of Thomas SMITH and one Edward PRICE and Benjamin SMITH son of Thomas SMITH;   wife Anne.
Overseers: brother William SURRELL and Samuel SURRELL.
Proved 28 Jun 1673 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

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1677

BROOKE
JOANES
JONES
KNIGHT
MAN
NOAKES
OSWALD
SURMAN
SURMON
SURMON, Elizabeth - of Upton on Severne, spinster, 1 Oct 1665. (N)
rent of 6£ 4s. given to her by her grandmother;   Elizabeth NOAKES - 2s. 6d.;   Thomas NOAKES - 2s. 6d.;   my sister Joane and my sister Anne and my brother John SURMON.
Witnesses: Mary KNIGHT and Margaret JOANES.
Bond by John SURMAN of Ledbury (the brother),   George OSWALD of Worcester &   William BROOKE of Worcester.
Inventory by: Thomas JONES and William MAN.
Admon 19 May 1677 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98117.

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1677

BROOKE
OSWALD
SURMAN
SURMON
SURMON, Joane - spinster of Upton on Severne, 2 Oct 1665. (N)
John SURMAN of Ledbury (the brother);   George OSWALD of Worcester &   William BROOKE of Worcester.
Inventory: 2s. 6d. given her by her grandmother - all to brother John SURMAN xcept apparel to sister Anne.
Admon 19 May 1677 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98117.

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1679

ALLARD
ALLORD
BARNARD
BAXTER
BAXTOR
BIGNELL
COOKE
HATTON
NEST
POOL
SURMAN
TONEY
SURMAN, Florice - of Eldersfield, weaver, 11 Oct 1678.
daur Elizabeth BAXTOR and daur Mary ALLORD;   grandchild William BARNARD;   The 3 children of Arthur COOKE sometime of Tewkesbury;   daur Ann BARNARD;   3 sons in law: Richad BAXTER,   William ALLARD, &   William BARNARD;   friends John NEST and Thomas TONEY.
Witnesses: Elinor POOL,   Elizabeth HATTON,   Mary BIGNELL.
Proved 27 Aug 1679 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98123.

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1681

EVANS
MARSTON
SCOTT
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, William - of Lake, 1681. Ref GD12. (Ad)
By Francis EVANS of Westbury, yeoman, and Richard SCOTT of Ludlow, Innholder, and Francis MARSTON of Wistanstow, yeoman, 17 Jun 1681.
Francis EVANS was the husband of Elizabeth EVANS deceased, who while she lived was exectrix of the Will of William SPEAKE late of the parish of Westbury deceased. ".... the goods of the said William SPEAKE left unadministered by the said Elizabeth while executrix".
Admin. 17 Jun 1681 - HCC. Box 160: 1662-1688.

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1684

GREENLY
MEREDITH
SMITH
TRAUNTER
SMITH, William - of Titley, 5 Jun 1682.
to Mary my wife* my goods for life then to my 3 daughters: Martha the eldest, Dorothy & Mary when each is 21.
Witnesses: Margaret MEREDITH &   Jo: GREENLY &   Simon TRAUNTER.
Proved at Hereford 25 Mar 1684.

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1684

BENTLEY
BOSWOOD
CORBETT
DAVIS
GARNONS
MAYO
PARKER
SYRRELL
TAYLOR
SYRRELL, Anne - of Lower Egleton, Bishops Frome, widow, last Feb 1683/4.
brother in law Edward BENTLEY;   cozen William GARNONS;   cozen Margaret PARKER;   Joseph CORBETT's child who is my godaur;   Elizabeth MAYO;   Thomas BOSWOOD;   cozens Thomas SYRRELL and Samuel SYRRELL*.
Witnesses: Constance TAYLOR,   Jane TAYLOR,   Hen: DAVIS.
Proved 16 May 1684 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1687

ABBOT
ABBOTT
BEARD
SUTON
SUTTON
SUTTON, Henry - Rector of Bredon, D.D., 9 Aug 1687.
son Theodosius SUTTON;   daur Arrabella SUTTON;   son Marshall SUTON;   my daur BEARD of Gloucs, widd;   my daur ABBOTT wife of John ABBOTT, Gloucs;   son John SUTTON if he returns to England alive;   son Francis SUTTON if he returns alive to England;   patronage of Bredon bought by my father;   my grandaur Elizabeth BEARD;   wife Dorothy SUTTON.
Witnesses: John ABBOT,   Elizabeth BEARD.
Proved 16 Feb 1687 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98157.

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1688

COLLES
COOKE
JEFF
OCKEY
OKEY
PEARKES
SURMON
SURMON, Edmund - of Eldersfield. (Ad)
William SURMON of Eldersfield (the son);   Floritine COOKE of same;   Thomas OKEY of Eldersfield.
Inventory by: Florice COOKE,   John COLLES,   Thos JEFF,   Samuel PEARKES,   Thos OCKEY, 28 Sep 1688.
Admon 5 Oct 1688 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98162.

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1692

FFREANE
FREAN
FREANE
HAYLINGS
SCULL
SMYTH
SMYTH, John - senior of Much Cowarne, 1 Sep 1692.
son in law Thomas FFREANE;   daur Anne FREANE wife of above;   grandson Thomas FREANE, grandaur Anne FREANE,   grandson John FREAN;   my wife Ann;   son John.
Witnesses: Richard HAYLINGS,   William SCULL.
Proved 8 Oct 1692 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1693

BAYLY
BULLOCK
JAYE
SYRLES
SYRLES, Thomas - of Preston Wynn, gent, 27 Oct 1693.
kinsman Thomas BULLOCK of Preston Wynne the elder by indenture with him.
Witnesses: Hen: BAYLY,   Tho: BULLOCK jr,   John JAYE.
Proved - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91718.

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1695

BONFOI
BONFOY
MICHELL
SLANY
SLANY, John - of Lulsley, Suckley, 6 Sep 1694.
lands at Cradley, Heref and house at Worcester called the Tallest;   wife Alice, mother BONFOY;   daurs Mary SLANY and Alice SLANY;   Land at Leigh;   220£ stock in East India Company, West Jersey Company;   son John SLANY;   mother Madam BONFOI;   son Richard SLANY, daurs Elizabeth and Sarah;   sister Mary MICHELL;   brothers Charles SLANY and Benjamin SLANY.
Proved 16 Apr 1695 - PCC/Folio 58; Ref FHL#92391.

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1695

BARETT
BURLTON
DREW
HILL
PHILLIPS
SKINNER
SKINNER, Stephen - the elder of Lilly Hall, Ledbury, last Nov 1694.
my wife Eleanor;   my eldest son Stephen SKINNER;   my youngest son Richard SKINNER;   my daur Sarah SKINNER;   my daur Mary BURLTON wife of Richard BURLTON of Much Marcle, glover;   my daur Anne SKINNER;   my grandchild Thomas HILL son of Richard HILL of Ledbury;   my grandchild Mary BURLTON daur of Richad BURLTON and Mary his now wife;   my friend and kinsman Richard DREW the elder of Bellannes in parish of Dymock.
Witnesses: Vincent BARETT,   Tho PHILLIPS,   Richd DREW.
Proved 28 Apr 1695 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1695

BOORTS
BUCKNALL
HUNTON
PAGE
SISE
SISE, William - of Wapping, Middlesex, late of Staunton on Arrow, mariner, 19 Oct 1695.
my friends Margaret HUNTON wife of Robert HUNTON tailor to be my attorneys.
Witnesses: Benjamin BOORTS &   William PAGE n.p. &   Reginlad BUCKNALL his clerk.
Proved (PCC) 22 Nov 1695. TNA Ref: PROB 11/428 f190.

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1695

GRIFFITHS
MOLINS
PRICE
SHERBORNE
SOMERSET
SPENCER
WEYMOUTH
SHERBORNE, Essex - late of Cleere Brooke, Pembridge, gent, 13 Oct 1694.
to my wife Gertrude SHERBORNE* my mansion there where I formerly lived & a chattel lease of Hamons or Millfield from Francis, duke of SOMERSET, then to my son Thomas SHERBORNE;   & to my wife land in Millfield in Pembridge & lands in Lower Murley Field called Church Gobbett bought from my son Essex SHERBORNE, then to my son Thomas;   & my chattel lease of Northwood &   Northwood Valletts for life or its expiry paying rent to Lord WEYMOUTH;   (reference to) several years since an exchange of Manley Field & Brick meadow between Arthur PRICE gent father of John PRICE of Pembridge, gent, & William SHERBORNE D.D. my father;   my personal estate to my 7 daughters: Gertrude, Alice, Elizabeth, Mary, Dorothy, Jane Davnant when they are 23;   to my daughter Spencer SHERBORNE;   to my sons Essex SHERBORNE, Nicholas Davnant Cox & William SHERBORNE.
Witnesses: Thomas SPENCER &   James MOLINS &   James GRIFFITHS.
Proved (PCC) 13 Dec 1695 by Gertrude SHERBORNE. TNA Ref: PROB 11/429 f247.

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1696

GEFFE
SKINNER
SKYNNER
SKYNNER, Lancelott - of Walton, Bishops Frome, gent, 9 Dec 1695.
my grandson John SKYNNER eldest son and heir of my son John SKINNER;   my youngest son Lancelott SKYNNER;   my servant maid Elizabeth GEFFE.
Sole Executor: my son John SKINNER.
Proved 21 Oct 1696 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1700

BREWER
BURLTON
SEAVERNE
SEVERN
WEAVER
SEAVERNE, Thomas the younger - of Shrawley, 21 Oct 1700.
son Randolph Severn - 40£ at 21;   sons John SEVERN, William SEVERN and Richard SEVERN;   3 daurs Isabell SEVERN, Ann SEVERN, and Elizabeth SEVERN;   son Robert SEVERN and my wife.
Witnesses: Edward BURLTON,   Ann BREWER,   Thos WEAVER jr.
Proved 8 Mar 1700 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98197.
NB: husband to my 8th great grand aunt - sjk

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1700

CALDWALL
HAYLINGS
PITT
SMYTH
SOUTH
SMYTH, Richard - of the Wooding, Stoke Lacy, 13 Jun 1699.
wife Mary SMYTH;   son Richard SMYTH and his eldest sister Anne and his sister Elizabeth;   my daurs Mary, Anne, Elizabeth and Margarett;   my grandaur Anne SMYTH;   20s. dew to Richard HAYLINGS.
Witnesses: John PITT,   John SOUTH,   Fra: CALDWALL.
Proved 14 Mar 1699/1700 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1702

CALDOW
PRICE
SERRELL
SERRELL, William - of Merrifield, Stoke Lacy, 29 Aug 1701.
eldest son Thomas SERRELL, 2nd son William SERRELL;   eldest daur Elizabeth SERRELL, youngest daur Anne SERRELL;   wife Elizabeth SERRELL.
Witnesses: Thos. CALDOW,   Thos PRICE.
Proved 3 Apr 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.
NB: my 8th great grandfather - sjk

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1703

BARNES
BENNETT
BROWNE
GUNN
MASON
SOUTH
SOUTH, John - of Stoke Lacy, 19 Oct 1702.
wife Joyce;   youngest son William SOUTH;   daur Mary GUNN wife of Thomas GUNN;   son Gilbert SOUTH;   grandson John MASON and grandaur Margaret MASON: son and daur of my son in law Henry MASON;   my son Philip.
Witnesses: Fra: BARNES,   Robert BENNETT,   Ri: BROWNE.
Proved 7 Apr 1703 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1705

CARWARDEN
HALES
NASHE
NEED
NOTT
SMITH
SMITH, Thomas - of Cradley, 5 Mar 1703.
my wife Elizabeth;   son Thomas SMITH;   son Walter SMITH;   my 3 sons in law Richard NEED,   Anthony CARWARDEN;   &   Thomas HALES - all the rest. Thomas HALES also Executor.
Witnesses: John NOTT, John NOTT jr,   Tho: NASHE.
Proved 31 Aug 1705 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1708

DREW
GAMMOND
GAMOND
HALL
RAVENHILL
ROCKE
SMITH
SMITH, Maria - of Yatton, Much Marcle, 23 Nov 1707.
my nieces Margaret DREW, Mary DREW & Rebecca DREW being the daurs of John DREW of Llanwarne;   my neece Mary GAMOND daur of my late brother William GAMMOND;   Henry ROCKE of Priors Frome, carpenter.
Witnesses: John HALL,   Mary GAMMOND,   Tho: RAVENHILL.
Proved 15 Jan 1708 - HCC; Ref FHL#91595.

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1710

BOUCHER
CLARKE
HOLLOWAY
STARLING
WESTON
STARLING, Richard - of Grendon Bishop, husbandman, 3 May 1708.
brother George STARLING,   said brother his 3 children which he had by his first wife;   brother William STARLING,   sister Mary living at Redmarly,   sister Anne STARLING;   Mrs. Hannah CLARKE;   master Mathew CLARKE of Grendon Bishop.
Witnesses: Thomas HOLLOWAY,   William WESTON,   Samuel BOUCHER.
Proved 24 Mar 1710 - HCC.

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1711

BRABURY
CHAMFLOWER
CLARK
HART
HUGHES
LECHMERE
PINGRY
SMITH
SMYTH
SMYTHE
SMYTH, John - of Lulsley, Suckley, 17 Feb 1700/01.
daur Anne SMITH and the child that is now in venter;   Tenement lately purchased of Eddard SMYTHE at Lulsley.
Executors: brother in law George CHAMFLOWER Jr of Hanley Castle and brother in law William PINGRY of Lulsley.
Witnesses: Ant LECHMERE,   John HUGHES,   Will BRABURY.
Inventory by: Wm CLARK,   Richard HART.
Proved 12 May 1711 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98229.

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1712

BOSWODD
PARKER
RAVENHILL
ROWBERY
SANFORD
SERRELL
STALLARD
SERRELL, Samuell - of Bishops Froome, weaver, 27 Apr 1708.
son and daur - land at Lower Eagleton now in occupation of John ROWBERY and John BOSWODD purchased 20 Aug 1693;   Thomas SERRELL of Wooton, Pencombe;   John SANFORD of Hereford, sadler;   James PARKER the yr of Westhide, glover;   daurs Elizabeth and Anne;   youngest son William;   eldest son Thomas SERRELL;   wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Thomas STALLARD,   Tho: RAVENHILL.
Proved 28 Sep 1712 - HCC; Ref FHL#91597.

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1713

HILL
HOL
HUGHES
JEFFERIES
LEWES
REESE
SMITH
SMITH, James - of Alfrick, Suckley, cloathworker & dyer, 28 Apr 1713.
my sister Elizabeth;   my unkle John LEWES, taylor living in Ludlow;   my ant Margaret HUGHES living also at Ludlow;   my brother Walter SMITH, tanner;   my brother Francis SMITH, innholder in Keynton.
Witnesses: Mary HILL,   Elizabeth JEFFERIES.
Inventory by: Thos REESE and Walter HOL..
Proved 13 Jun 1713 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98235.

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1714

CHAMBERLAIN
FREANE
HAYLINGS
SMITH
SMITH, John - of Much Cowarne, 3 Dec 1711.
my wife Joane - Cowarne House;   cousins Thomas FREANE, Anne FREANE, & John FREANE (sole executor).
Witnesses: Thomas HAYLINGS,   Mathew CHAMBERLAIN.
Proved 6 Nov 1714 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1715

COOK
DAVIES
HAWLINS
JAUNCY
SMITH
WILLIAMS
SMITH, Thomas - of Linton, Bromyard, 11 Jun 1715.
my son Richard SMITH and his now wife Mary and his 3 children Thomas, Jane & Mary;   son Anthony SMITH and his wife Hannah and his 4 children John, Thomas, Anthony & Hannah;   son in law Richard HAWLINS and Sarah his now wife and his 7 children Richard, Thomas, James, Anne COOK,   Jane, Elizabeth & Hannah;   3 grandchildren John JAUNCY, Mary JAUNCY and Elizabeth;   grandson Thomas HAWLINS - land at Avenbury;   wife Sarah SMITH.
Witnesses: Tho: DAVIES,   Hen: WILLIAMS.
Proved 15 Aug 1715 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1715

HIGGINS
SMITH
WOOD
SMITH, Edward - Senior of Lulsley als Alfrick in Suckley, husbandman, 29 Dec 1710.
wife Margarett - dwelling house in Lulsey or Alfrick in Suckley;   son Thomas SMITH;   my 5 other children Hannah, Sarah, James, Edward &   Dinah;   my grandson Edward SMITH.
Witnesses: John HIGGINS,   Anne WOOD, Tho: WOOD.
Proved 1 Oct 1715 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98244.

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1716

CROUCH
PRITCHARD
SMITH
THOMAS
TRAHERN
SMITH, John - of Cradley, 4 Mar 1714.
John PRITCHARD of Collwall, Gent, Basil PRITCHARD his son and my sister in law Elizabeth TRAHERN of Bosbury;   Manor of Mathon;   all my younger children other than my heir at law;   my wife Anne.
Witnesses: James SMITH,   Wm THOMAS,   Abrah. CROUCH.
Proved 22 Dec 1716 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1719

EDWARDS
MOURTON
SKINNER
SKINNER, Sarah - of Pixley, widow, 2 Feb 1718.
my son Richard SKINNER, gent;   my grandson Richard SKINNER;   my other 3 grandchildren sons of Richard SKINNER;   my daur in law Elizabeth SKINNER wife of my said son Richard SKINNER;   my daur Sarah wife of William EDWARDS of Whitfield, gent.
Executor: John MOURTON of Callow Hills, Munsley, gent.
Proved 6 Feb 1719 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1719

ALLIBON
CLARKE
COOKE
HALLINGS
JAUNCEY
JAUNCY
SMITH
WOOD
SMITH, Sarah - of Stoke Lacy, widow, 6 Jul 1716.
eldest son Richard SMITH;   my brother John JAUNCY;   grandaur Anne COOKE;   grandaurs Mary JAUNCEY;   Elizabeth JAUNCEY;   my son in law Richard HALLINGS.
Witnesses: Richard ALLIBON,   John CLARKE,   Richard WOOD.
Proved 24 Aug 1719 - HCC; Ref FHL#91599.

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1719

BRITCHARD
GREEN
LANE
PHILLIPS
PRITCHARD
PROSSER
SPENCER
TRAHERN
TROVELL
TYPER
SPENCER, Thos - of Pencombe, 14 Dec 1716.
cozen James SPENCER of Leominster - 10£;   Thomas SPENCER eldest brother of James - 10£;   Susan SPENCER daur of William SPENCER of Leominster - 10£;   Sarah wife of Jas. PRITCHARD of Cradley - 5£;   Rebecca wife of Jos TYPER - 5£;   William SPENCER the elder of Leominster;   Basil BRITCHARD 2s. 6d.;   Jos TROVELL the elder - 5s.;   Eliz. TROVELL and Rebecca TROVELL daurs of Jos. TROVELL son of Jos. TROVELL the elder - 2s. 6d.;   my sister Sarah TRAHERN;   the poor belonging to assembly of dissenters of Mr. PHILLIPS;   Samuel PHILLIPS minister of the gospel (dissenters) - 5£;   wife Isabel SPENCER.
Witnesses: James PROSSER,   Thos LANE,   Thos GREEN.
Proved 2 Sep 1719; Ref FHL#91599.

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1720

HEMING
SURRELL
TURNER
SURRELL, Thomas - of Pencombe. (Ad)
Elizabeth SURRELL of Pencombe, wid;   Richard HEMING of Acton Beauchamp;   William TURNER of Pencombe.
Inventory by: Richard HEMING and William TURNER, 15 Aug 1720.
Admon 16 Aug 1720 - HCC; Ref FHL#91710.
NB: my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1721

ADCOCK
COOKE
ESTOPP
ESTOPPS
HARRIS
KINERSLEY
MARTIN
SEAVERN
SEAVERNE
WEAVER
YATES
SEAVERN, Thomas - of Shrawley, 25 Apr 1721.
grandson Thomas SEAVERN;   daur Jane ESTOPPS 4 children - Thomas ESTOPP, John ESTOPP,   Elizabeth ESTOPP, and Samuel ESTOPP;   grandaur Elizabeth ADCOCK.
Bond from my son Edwards SEAVERNE of 20£ due to me;   daurs Jane ESTOPP and Elizabeth ADCOCK;   Walter HARRIS of Shrawley owes me 40s which I give to my son Edward SEAVERN.
Witnesses: Henry KINERSLEY,   Thos MARTIN,   Tho: COOKE.
Inventory by: William YATES and Abel WEAVER, 3 Jun 1721.
Proved 1721 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98270.

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1721

BADHAM
HAYLINGS
SKYNNER
STEPHENS
WOOD
SKYNNER, John - of Walton, Bishops Frome, gent, 10 Apr 1721.
wife Elizabeth - land now in occupation of Thomas HAYLINGS.
Witnesses: Anne BADHAM,   Anne WOOD,   Richard STEPHENS.
Proved 22 Jul 1721; Ref FHL#91599.
NB: husband to my 6th great grand aunt - sjk

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1723

BIRT
BRAMPTON
BURT
ECKLY
EDWARDS
FLOYER
HAVARD
HODGES
LAMB
MADDOX
MOORE
PAINE
ROBERTS
RUSSELL
SAUNDERS
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
SAUNDERS, John - of City of Hereford, ironmonger, 9 Aug 1721.
Beneficiaries: my sister Paynard (1s.);   my cozen William EDWARDS of Monmouth, maltster & his wife (unnamed);   my cozen Roger WATKINS, baker, in Eign Street, City of Hereford (and) his brother Robert WATKINS (a minor) now a student at Oxford (and) his three sisters Mary BURT (ie Mary BIRT), Eleanor (surname not stated), Ann ROBERTS of Castlefield in parish of Kentchurch;   John (a minor), eldest son of my cozen Roger WATKINS, gent, in Hungary alias St Owens Street, City of Hereford;   my cozen John ECKLY (a minor) late an apprentice to William RUSSELL, perukemaker;   Mrs Mary FLOYER, eldest daughter of John FLOYER, esq, counsellor at law of the White House near Abergavenny (bequest included £50 which her father paid me for Mr Francis LAMB);   my nephew Edward BRAMPTON (all my lands &c in parish of Peterchurch, Herefordshire) + (my little tenement & vault situated over against the Can Office pump in Bewel Street in parish of All Saints, City of Hereford, subject to his paying 20s. yearly to the Charity School in the City of Hereford);   my nephew Michael BRAMPTON (my lands &c in parish of Landiloe alias Lantillio Graseny in Monmouthshire);   my maid servant Elianor HODGES & my old under servant Jane WILLIAMS;   the Poor Housekeepers of the parish of All Saints (£3 to be distributed amongst them).
Executors: my nephews Edward BRAMPTON & Michael BRAMPTON.
Trustee: Charles MOORE of the City of Hereford, gent.
Witnesses: William MADDOX,   John PAINE,   James HAVARD.
Proved at London on 4 Jul 1723 [PCC] by Edward BRAMPTON  & Michael BRAMPTON, the nephews & executors of John SAUNDERS, the testator.

Contact: Jean Dobson

 

1726

GILLAM
HALL
PENGREE
SMITH
WELLENS
SMITH, Samuel - of Suckley, scoolmaster, 18 Feb 1725/6.
wife Sarah.
Witnesses: Thos HALL,   Eliz. WELLENS,   Tho: WELLENS.
Inventory by: Richard PENGREE,   Edward GILLAM a praysens?, 23 Mar 1724.
Proved 16 Mar 1725/6 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98281.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1728

DENNES
DENNIS
HARDWICK
HEMING
SERREL
SERRELL
SERRELL, Thomas - of Stoke Lacy. (Ad)
Bond by Sara SERREL of Stoke Lacy (wid and rel),   Thomas DENNIS of same and John HARDWICK of Bromyard.
Inventory by: Richard HEMING,   Thomas DENNES, 22 Aug 1727.
Admon 16 Jul 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91713.
NB: my 6th great grandfather - sjk

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1728

GRIFFIN
HAY
PATRIC
SEVERN
TOLLEY
WEAVERS
SEVERN, Jone - of Shrawley, widow, 23 Jan 1727.
Randolph SEVERN of Shrawley (the son);   James HAY of St Swithuns;   Anthony PATRIC of Worcester;   son Randolph SEVERN;   son John, daurs Isabell and Elizabeth.
Sole Executor: son Richard.
Witnesses: Ann SEVERN,   Thos TOLLEY,   Abel WEAVERS.
Inventory by: Thomas TOLLEY,   Walt GRIFFIN, 23 Aug 1728.
Admon 22 Aug 1728; Proved 22 Aug 1728 - Worcs.
NB: my 8th great grand aunt - sjk

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1728

GRIFFIN
HAY
PATRIC
SEVERN
TOLLEY
SEVERN, Richard - of Shrawley, bachelor. (Ad)
Randolph SEVERN (the brother);   James HAY;   Anthony PATRIC.
Inventory by: Thos TOLLEY,   Walt GRIFFIN, 28 Aug 1728.
Admon 22 Aug 1728 - Worcs.
NB: my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1728

GREEN
HAFORD
LAYTON
LOAD
MORRICE
SHEPPARD
SHEPPERD
UNETT
VOBE
SHEPPERD, Thomas - of Mathon, 30 Aug 1727.
wife Shusana, son Richard, sister Mary VOBE;   sister's sons John VOBE and James VOBE;   sister's son William VOBE and his wife;   sister's son in law Henry LAYTON and his wife;   sister's son in law John LOAD and his wife;   sister's son in law William GREEN and his wife;   son Richad SHEPPARD's mother in law.
Witnesses: John MORRICE,   William UNETT,   John HAFORD.
Proved 14 Dec 1728 - Worcs.
NB: 2nd husband to my 8th great grand aunt - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1730

ADAMS
DERRY
MORSE
SHERRIEF
SHERRIFE
SHERRIEF, William - of Ivington, Leominster, gent, 9 Jan 1722.
cozen John ADAMS Jr - 10£;   cozen Richard MORSE of Hereford - 10£;   {nephew} John DERRY son of my brother DERRY and Margaret his wife;   William the said John's brother and Thomas their brother;   William SHERRIFE and Benjamin SHERRIFE sons of eldest brother John SHERRIFE;   poor of Birley, Ivington;   wife Margaret;   my coz William SHERRIEF before mentioned and his brother Benjamin SHERRIEF;   John DERRY and my godson his brother Tho: DERRY;   my well-beloved cousin William DERRY son of William DERRY my brother in law and my sister Margaret his wife;   Pullens Farm at Ivington.
Proved 4 Dec 1730 - HCC; Ref FHL#91602.

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1734

HOOPER
MORRIS
NORDEN
RUMNEY
SMYTH
SMYTH, Christian - of Mathon, widow, 6 Oct 1725.
daur Mary SMYTH - land at Mathon, land at Cradley.
Witnesses: Wm NORDEN,   Ric MORRIS,   Fras RUMNEY.
Inventory by: John HOOPER, Wm BR.., 13 Apr 1733.
Proved 15 Jan 1733/4 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98313.

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1734

CONEY
PENGREE
SMITH
SMYTH
THORNELOE
WOODWARD
SMYTH, Edward - of Lulsley. (Ad)
John CONEY of Lulsley, husbandman (the grandfather);   John WOODWARD of Worcester, gent;   John THORNELOE of Worcester, gent;   For Ann SMITH, minor, daur of said deceased under age 7 years.
Inventory by: John SMITH,   Richd PENGREE, 27 Feb 1733.
Admon 29 Feb 1733/4 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98313.

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1738

BARKLAM
JONES
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Richard - of Northwood, in the Parish of Ditton (Priors), 31 Dec 1737. Ref KG16 or KD15.
Bequests: Leaves all estate to his wife Anne, her to be the sole executrix.   Also leaves William SPEAKE 1/- and Anne SPEAKE 1/-.
Witnesses: Thos. BARKLAM and Edward JONES.
Inventory attached: "of Richard SPEAKE, labourer";   Value: £8-15-0d.
Proved at Ludlow 18 Apr 1738 by Anne SPEAKE, executrix. Box 161/2: 1688-1774.
Richard SPEAKE was bur at Ditton Priors, 5 Jan 1737/8. See also his wife Ann's Will, 21 Jul 1741.

Contact: John Speake

 

1738

DEEM
ELLIOTT
MASTERS
OWENS
SOUTH
SOUTH, Margaret - of Stretton Grandison, widow, 3 Dec 1735.
brother Richard DEEM;   cosin James DEEM;   cosin Anne ELLIOTT.
Witnesses: Edwd OWENS,   Patience MASTERS.
Proved 9 Oct 1738 - HCC; Ref FHL#91623.

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1741

BARKLAM
CLINTON
SMALMAN
SPEAK
SPEAKE
SPEAK, Ann - of Northwood, parish of Priors Ditton, widow, 29 Nov 1739.
(widow of Richard, 31 Dec 1737. Ref KG16 or KD15 above)
Bequests: To John CLINTON and Shusanna CLINTON - all money and goods cattel, house and household goods, to be equally divided between them they also being executors.   To Samuel SMALMAN 1/-;   William SMALMAN - 1/-.
Witnesses: Thomas BARKLAM,   Thos. CLINTON.
Inventory attached: 28 Feb 1739/40;   Value: £9-10s-0d.
Proved 21 Jul 1741 at Ludlow by the executors. Box 161/2: 1688-1774.
Ann SPEAKE was bur at Ditton Priors, 25 Feb 1740/1.

Contact: John Speake

 

1742

CHRISP
ELTON
FOWLER
HALLINGS
STONE
WEBB
WILDING
STONE, Richard - of Ledbury, tanner, 28 May 1742.
kinsman Richard ELTON son of Charles ELTON,   gent by Mary his wife (both dead);   Land in possession of Richard CHRISP at Byestreet, Ledbury;   Richard WEBB son of William WEBB by Elizabeth his late wife deceased;   Mary ELTON, Elizabeth ELTON, and Margaret ELTON sisters of Richard ELTON;   nephew William FOWLER.
Witnesses: Richard HALLINGS,   Geo: ELTON,   Richard WILDING.
Proved 9 Jan 1742 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

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1744

BOX
LOGING
MARTEN
SLAUGHTER
STARLING
STARLING, Benjamin - of Bishops Froome innholder, 16 May 1743.
wife Sarah STARLING;   kinsman George STARLING;   daur in law Anne BOX;   son in law John BOX;   daur in law Elizabeth BOX;   Michael BOX;   brothers John STARLING, James STARLING, William STARLING, and Joseph STARLING;   brother in law Thomas STARLING;   neece Mary daur of John STARLING.
Witnesses: Richd LOGING,   Ed MARTEN,   Rd SLAUGHTER.
Proved 26 Jan 1744 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604.

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1747

CHEESE
GILLAM
HOLBROOK
KNOTT
MEEK
PRESDEE
SMITH
SMITH, James - of Alfrick in Suckley, taylor, 27 Feb 1747.
Land late of John GILLAM deceased;   my wife Mary;   my daurs Susannah SMITH and Mary SMITH;   my son and daur John SMITH and Elizabeth SMITH;   lease under Walter MEEK, gent;   my son William SMITH;   Elizabeth SMITH - land I had by her mother to be delivered to her at the decease of her mother.
Witnesses: Wm KNOTT,   James CHEESE,   Elizabeth PRESDEE;   James HOLBROOK.
Proved 19 Mar 1747 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98330.

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1748

COLLINGS
PASSEY
SMITH
WOODYATT
YEOMANDS
SMITH, William - of Lulsley, Suckley, potmaker, 14 Aug 1748.
my wife Ann;   my son in law Daniel COLLINGS, all my grandchildren,   Richard PASSEY of Lulsley;   3 daurs and my grandaur Elizabeth Coney SMITH.
Witnesses: Matthew YEOMANDS,   Edwd WOODYATT.
Proved 3 Jan 1748 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98331.

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1748

ALY
HINKSMAN
PENGREE
SMITH
WARD
SMITH, George - of Alfrick, Suckley, gent, 15 Aug 1748.
my mother Ann SMITH widow and my brother John SMITH both of Lulsley are bound 15 Jan 1733 for 800£;   John ALY of Alfrick and John PENGREE of Lulsley;   my daur Ann SMITH;   my kinsmen John and George WARD and their sister Ann;   my kinsman Benj. HINKSMAN of Worcester, butcher;   William son of John PENGREE;   my wife Maria?  
Proved 8 Sep 1748 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98331.

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1754

ARCHER
HIDE
SMITH
SMITH, James - of Suckley. (Ad)
Anne SMITH of Suckley (widow and rel);   William ARCHER of Cradley.
Inventory by: Anselm SMITH &   Thos HIDE, 28 Nov 1754.
Admon 29 Nov 1754 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98339.
NB: possible husband to my 2nd cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1757

BARBER
COUCHER
KNOWLES
NOTT
PHILLIPS
SMITH
TUSTIAN
WILKS
SMITH, Mary - of Alfrick, Suckley, widow, 26 Nov 1756.
Thomas COUCHER of Woodmington, Clifton upon Teme &   Stephen BARBER of Lulsley, Suckley;   daur Ann wife of said Thomas COUCHER - finish building at the Berrow;   my next heir of the Family of Thomas WILKS my late father deceased;   In case my said daughter should have a son named Richard - my large silver tankard marked R.B.K.;   grandson Thomas COUCHER;   Mrs. Susan BARBER - The History of Holy Jesus;   Elizabeth PHILLIPS daur of John PHILLIPS deceased.
Witnesses: Thos NOTT,   Samuell TUSTIAN,   Wm KNOWLES.
Proved 31 Jan 1757 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98343.

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1757

HILL
LERIGO
MATHAS
RAVNSHULL
SMITH
SMITH, Mary - of Alfrick, Suckley, widow, 29 Jun 1757.
son in law John HILL of Alfrick, the Hollend;   James HILL son of my said son in law;   Elizabeth SMITH.
Witnesses: Ann MATHAS,   Mary LERIGO,   Wm RAVNSHULL.
Proved 9 Jul 1757 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98343.

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1758

BOAR
COX
DENNIS
HARWELL
HASWELL
MORRIS
PASSY
PIERCE
RAWLINGS
SOUTH
WHITTALL
WOOD
SOUTH, Philip - of Newberry, Grendon Bishop, gent, 8 Oct 1756.
sisters Elizabeth HASWELL widow and Esther RAWLINGS;   kinsman Phillip MORRIS (my farm at White Oakshill, Grendon Bishop);   sisters Holland MORRIS and Susannah DENNIS;   kinsman Philip HARWELL and his sister Elizabeth WHITTALL and Hannah PASSY;   sister PIERCE;   Sarah & Mary daurs of Philip MORRIS;   my kinsman Philip MORRIS and Cymbriana his wife and their eldest son Philip MORRIS, their 2nd son John MORRIS and their 3rd son James MORRIS.
Witnesses: Jos. WOOD,   Jos. COX,   Edwd BOAR.
Proved 11 Jul 1758 - HCC; Ref FHL#901605.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1760

HODGES
SURRELL
TROVELL
SURRELL, William the Elder - of Bodenham, 1 Jul 1752.
son William, wife Margaret, son Thomas.
Witnesses: Jos TROVELL,   John HODGES.
Proved 26 Aug 1760 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.
NB: 6th great grand uncle - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1761

GARDINER
HAYLINGS
SIRRELL
SMALLWOOD
SURRELL
WINWOOD
SIRRELL, Elizabeth - of Pencombe, widow, 26 Mar 1761.
daur in law Sarah GARDINER;   grandaur Elizabeth HAYLINGS;   grandsons William SURRELL and Thomas (sons of William SURRELL);   Elizabeth daur of my grandson William SURRELL;   grandsons Thomas, Samuel, John, William, and Nicholas (sons of Samuel SIRRELL);   son Samuel SIRRELL.
Witnesses: John WINWOOD,   Thos WINWOOD,   Joseph SMALLWOOD.
Proved 19 Jun 1761 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.
NB: my 7th great grandmother - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1762

CHELMICK
GARRATT
JONES
KYRWOOD
PREECE
SEWARD
SEWARD, William - of Peterchurch co Hereford, Clerk [in Holy Orders], 26 Feb 1755.
Wishes to be buried at Vowchurch co Hereford;   dear wife Isabella SEWARD - various silver items, furniture and furnishings for life;   R&R to kinsman the Revd William SEWARD, Doctor of Laws and Fellow of St John's College, Oxford as Trustee and Sole Executor to pay the income for use and benefit of my daughter Isabella SEWARD until she shall be quite recovered from her present unhappy complaint and disorder so as to be capable of managing her own affairs and I desire that my sister-in-law Ann KYRWOOD shall not visit or see my daughter.
Witnesses: Charles GARRATT,   William JONES,   Thomas PREECE.
Proved PCC London 20 Jul 1762 by William SEWARD the Exor.
Notes: Revd Mr William SEWARD was buried 19 Nov 1755 at Vowchurch; he had been Vicar of Vowchurch from c1704 in succession to John CHELMICK (see the latter's Will) and signed the registers until c1730. He was born c1680, the son of William SEWARD of Hereford, and married Isabella KYRWOOD 23 Sep 1724 at Staunton-on-Wye. Alumni Oxoniensis says he went on to Llandewi Skirrid (MON) 1717 and then to Llangunider (BRE) 1729.
The a/m kinsman William SEWARD (his cousin) was born c1720, son of Gregory SEWARD of Hereford City, pleb. He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford in 1738, became a Fellow of St John's College, BCL 1748, DCL 1753 and died in 1789 as Vicar of Charlbury co Oxford.

 

1763

SPEAKE
VAUGHAN
WOODHOUSE
WOOF
SPEAKE, Richard - of Minsterley, 10 Jun 1762. Ref KG16 or KD15.
Bequests: to his son William SPEAKE - £30;   to sons Richard and Henry - one Guinea each;   To grandchidren Richard and Abigail WOOF - one Guinea each (at age 21).
All other estate to be equally divided between his wife Ellin SPEAKE* and his son Daniel SPEAKE* during their lifetimes, passing wholely to Daniel after the decease of Ellin.
Witnessed by: James VAUGHAN,   John WOODHOUSE.
Proved at Ludlow 18 Apr 1763 by the executors. Box 161/2: 1688-1774.

Contact: John Speake

 

1768

COLE
HOMES
SOUTH
TAYLOR
WOOD
SOUTH, Thomas - of Eagleton, Bishops Frome, 15 Dec 1767.
brother Richard SOUTH;   nephew John SOUTH son of my brother William SOUTH, deceased;   sister in law Susannah SOUTH and her 3 children John, Elizabeth & Ann;   my godaurs Eliz: WOOD and Eliz: TAYLOR.
Witnesses: J. HOMES,   Geo. COLE,   J. HOMES jr.
Proved 29 Jun 1768 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1771

BLOCKSIER
BOWEN
BRACEY
CLARKE
DREW
GREVILLE
JONES
MELL
MILLARD
PARRY
ROGERS
SKYNNER
WALKER
SKYNNER, John - of Bishops Frome, gent, 29 Aug 1771.
brother Thomas SKYNNER;   sister Mary wife of Edward PARRY of Hereford, malster - 100£;   sister Elizabeth BRACEY - 100£;   sister Anne BLOCKSIER - 100£;   nephew Robert CLARKE glover in London - 50£;   niece Elizabeth PARRY - 50£;   nephew William PARRY - 50£;   my late wife deceased and her niece Mrs. Elizabeth GREVILLE.
Witnesses: Gerard WALKER,   Wm ROGERS,   Henry JONES.
Codicil: 31 Aug 1771 - my niece Mary MELL;   my niece Anne wife of Nathaniel MILLARD, sister to the said Mary.
Witnesses: Henry JONES,   John BOWEN,   Thos DREW.
Proved 15 Nov 1771 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1772

DREW
HILL
PENGRIFFE
SHERIEF
SHERIEFF
SHERIEFF, William - of Cradley, bricklayer, 13 Feb 1772.
wife Ann SHERIEFF;   son William SHERIEFF;   daur Phebee SHERIEFF - 5£;   daur Abby SHERIEF - 5£;   daur Catherine - 3£.
Witnesses: Leonard HILL,   John PENGRIFFE,   John DREW.
Proved 17 Dec 1772 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1775

BEESLEY
CALE
HODGKINS
PALMER
PHILLIPS
REDDING
SHEWARD
SIMMONDS
SYMONDS
WHEELER
SIMMONDS, William - of Upton on Severn, victualler, 24 Apr 1775.
Mr. Samuel PHILLIPS, chainmaker &   John REDDING, cyder merchant both of Upton on Severn;   New Street, Upon on Severn tenement;   sister Ann WHEELER;   sister in law Ann BEESLEY of city of Oxford, widow and her 2 daurs Catherine PALMER and Jane HODGKINS.
Witnesses: Ann CALE,   Ralph SHEWARD,   Wm SYMONDS.
Proved 29 Jul 1775 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98369.

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1776

FORSTER
NEFF
PROCTOR
SYMONDS
SYMONDS, William - of Upton on Severn, scrivener, 9 May 1767.
wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edm PROCTOR,   Thos NEFF Jr,   Eliz FORSTER.
Proved 17 Aug 1776 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98370.

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1780

SPENCER
SPENCER, William - of Sutton St Nicholas. (Ad)
To Ann SPENCER (widow and relict).
Admon 29 Apr 1780 - HCC; Ref FHL#91626.

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1780

SPENCER
SPENCER, Timothy - o/t/p Lugwardine, Herefordshire, Cordwainer.
My Executor is my youngest son James SPENCER and my first wish is all debts are paid;   I bequeath my Copyhold Estate i/t/p Lugwardine, all Timber planted, the Dwelling House, Gardens and Orchards and everything appertaining to the same to James, in Trust for the use of Olive, my wife, during her natural lifetime and after her death to James and his lawful heirs;   if James dies with no heirs then everything is to go to my son John and his heirs;   my eldest son Thomas is bequeathed £10 and a dwelling room in the house, plus a bed;   my son Timothy inherits £5 in case the premises do not descend to him on the death of my wife;   my 4th son Richard inherits £5;   my daughter Olive (Ollive) is bequeathed Bed Bolster, Bedstead, & everything belonging to it, the Chest of Drawers and the Table from the Little Room, three Pewter Dishes and a dozen of the best Plates, a Roasting Pot and Spit and two Brass Candlesticks, a Warming Pan, the Corner Cupboard with its contents and a Chest.
Proved Hereford 29 Apr 1780.

Contact: Jill Gregory

 

1782

BARBER
CASWELL
HIDE
JONES
LUTWYCHE
SMITH
WARD
SMITH, John - of Lulsley, Suckley, gent, 17 Jan 1780.
Ann wife of John HIDE and her son John HIDE of Knightwick - 50£ ea;   my kinsman George WARD of Whitburn;   Thomas SMITH of Patch Ham and William SMITH both of Alfrick;   Job and Susanna CASWELL{s} children of Cradley, Heref (when 21);   Ann wife of Stephen BARBER of Lulsley and Ann BARBER's daur Susanna;   Stephen BARBER.
Witnesses: Wm LUTWYCHE,   Edward JONES.
Proved 12 Apr 1782 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98378.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1785

DOWNING
LUTWICH
MASON
SHERIEF
SHERIEFF
SHERIEFFE
SHERIEF, William - of Cradley, mason, 18 Nov 1768.
wife Mary;   my father Edward SHERIEF and my father in law Richard MASON both of Cradley.
Witnesses: Richard LUTWICH,   Thos DOWNING,   Anne ASPEY.
William SHERIEFFE proved. Mary SHERIEFF widow, Edward SHERIEF, & Richard MASON all survived testator but are now since dead and did not prove.
Proved 23 Jul 1785 - HCC; Ref FHL#91610.

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1786

ALEN
ALLEN
DOWDING
PITT
SPENCER
SPENCER, Ann - of Sutton St. Nicholas, widow, 17 Jul 1784.
my good friend William PITT of Sutton, farmer and my daur Ann DOWDING wife of Richard DOWDING of Bishops Frome;   the children (except the oldest child who is already well provided for) of my daur Ann DOWDING.
Witnesses: Wm ALLEN Jun of Heref, Wm ALLEN Sr of Heref,   Eliz ALEN.
Proved 2 Dec 1786 - HCC; Ref FHL#91610.

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1789

PHILLIPS
POOL
SPEAK
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, William - of Westbury, 1789. (Ad)
To Ann SPEAK of Minsterley, widow;   John POOL of the same place, farmer;   and William PHILLIPS of Leintwardine in the same county, farmer.
Admin. of the estate of William SPEAKE late of the parish of Westbury, co. Salop, to his relict Ann SPEAKE, 7 Jan 1789.
At HCC. Estate value under £300. Box 163: 1775-1804.

Contact: John Speake

 

1792

CAREY
FINLAYSON
GABLE
HODGES
MADDY
PRITCHARD
SHARP
STEWART
SUMMER
WILLIAMS
SHARP, John - of the City of Hereford, Linen Draper, 28 Sep 1789.New
Beneficiaries: William STEWART - "for his faithful service";   nephew Joseph SUMMER;   niece Elizabeth SUMMER;   Elizabeth FINLAYSON;   servant Elizabeth MADDY.
Executor: William STEWART.
Tenants: Mr CAREY;   Mr PRITCHARD;   Richard HODGES, Baker.
Witnesses: E.S. WILLIAMS;   J. WILLIAMS;   Baker GABLE.
Probate 7 Mar 1792 - PCC; PROB 11/1216.
A further Grant was made 10 Jan 1804 to Elizabeth FINLAYSON wife of John FINLAYSON, the Administrator of the Goods of William STEWART deceased.

Contact: Ros Dunning

 

1792

HARRIS
LANE
SMITH
SMITH, William - of Alfrick. (Ad)
Bond by Ann HARRIS of St. John Bedwardine, widow and Thomas LANE of Alfrick, labourer.
Admon 24 Mar 1792; Ref FHL#98389.

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1797

SMITH
SMITH, Thomas - of Lulsley, Suckley. (Ad)
Mary SMITH (wid & rel).
Admon 27 Oct 1797 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98394.

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1804

BLOWER
EDDOWS
FORD
LAWRENCE
MANSELL
SPEAK
WEAVER
WOODHOUSE
SPEAK, Richard - place of residence not stated. 15 Nov 1797. Ref LC15.
Bequests: "A moyaty of an estate in the township of Hope, in the parish of Worthin now in the holding and occupation of John BLOWER or other tenants to the sum of £200" - to be divided as follows:- To grandaughter Elizabeth WOODHOUSE - £50 (under 21 in 1797);   to grandaughter Hana WOODHOUSE - £50;   to grandson Benjamin WOODHOUSE - £40;   to grandson Richard FORD - £50;   to grandson John EDDOWS - £10.   All other estate to his daughter Elizabeth EDDOWS.
Executors: son in law John EDDOWS of Santly,   and John LAWRENCE of Uper Shelfield.
Witnesses: Edwin WEAVER,   Ann MANSELL and Richard WEAVER.
Proved at Hereford 13 Jun 1804 by John EDDOWS. Box 163: 1775-1804.

Contact: John Speake

 

1812

CRANE
DAVIS
JONES
SEVERN
SLADE
WEBB
SEVERN, Richard - of Martley, 5 apr 1812.
sons John SEVERN, William SEVERN;   friends Thomas CRANE of Lower Areley and William SLADE of Worcester, glove mfgr;   son in law John JONES and Elizabeth his wife (has property at Cradley);   grandson John JONES;   Theodosia DAVIS wife of John DAVIS of Throckmorton;   grandaur Mary wife of Richard WEBB of Stanford in Worcester, farmer.
Proved 16 Oct 1812 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98410.

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1827

BARNETT
EDWARDS
HILL
LANE
LAYTON
MASON
PEERCE
SMITH
TURNER
SMITH, Susanna - of Tarrington, spinster, 20 Nov 1826.
friends Charlotte LAYTON and Mary Ann LAYTON of Tarrington;   nephew Charles Adnam MASON;   James PEERCE and Jane PEERCE sons and daurs of James PEERCE of Abergavenny, Mon., gent;   my nephew and godson John Edwards LANE;   neece Elizabeth BARNETT;   sister Rebecca SMITH;   my sister Sarah TURNER wife of Thomas Clayton TURNER of Charles Square Haxton, Middlesex, gent;   my niece Martha Rebecca LANE;   my brother in law James LANE;   children of James LANE;   my brother John Smith EDWARDS of Hom Lacy, gent.
Witnesses: James LANE atty Worcs,   Ra HILL, clerk.
Proved 4 Oct 1827 - HCC; Ref FHL#91616.

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1831

SPAKE
SPEAKE
TILLEY
SPEAKE, William - of Minsterley, 1831. Ref NB 15 ?? (Ad)
By Ann SPEAKE of Minsterley,   Richard SPAKE of the parish of Leintwardine, farmer and George TILLEY of the town of Ludlow, Innkeeper, 13 Oct 1831.
Ann SPEAKE is widow and relict of William SPEAKE late of Minsterley, farmer, who died intestate.
Admin. granted 13 Oct 1831 - HCC. Under £300. Box 164: 1804-1840.

Contact: John Speake

 

1832

DAVIES
HARRIS
PARRY
PRITCHARD
SIRRELL
SIRRELL, Jonathan - of Stoke Edith, gent, 2 Apr 1829.
servant Elizabeth PARRY,   niece Ann HARRIS (late Ann PRITCHARD);   brother Samuel;   nephew Samuel (son of my brother Samuel SIRRELL);   nephew Samuel's brother William;   brother John SIRRELL;   nephew John DAVIES son of sister Mary DAVIES;   brother Nicholas SIRRELL;   niece Frances SIRRELL;   all children of my brother John, niece the daur of my brother John;   the daur of my brother in law John DAVIES and my sister Martha PRITCHARD;   brothers Thomas and Nicholas;   brother in law John DAVIES, sister Martha PRITCHARD.
Proved 19 Oct 1832 - HCC.
NB: my 2nd cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1844

CHELMICK
CROFT
GRIFFITH
PADDOCK
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Ann - of the Wood, parish of Westbury, widow, 1 Apr 1839.
widow of William, 13 Oct 1831, Ref NB15 ? above.
To her executors in trust - all her estate to be subsequently divided among her three children, Jane, John and Henry, with John to continue in the farm and to pay the other two their shares upon having lawful years.
Executors: William CHELMICK of the Rolva in the parish of Mainstone,   Richard Wildblood PADDOCK of Shrewsbury, mercer.
Witnesses: Thos. GRIFFITH of Bishops Castle,   Richard CROFT.
Proved 14 Oct 1844 by the executors - HCC. Box 165: 1841-1858.

Contact: John Speake

 

1847

MARSH
SMART
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, William - of Wall under Aywood i/t/p Rushbury, labourer, 11 May 1844. Ref NE9.
"Testator died 7 Mar 1847".
Bequests: Leaves to his wife Ann SPEAKE his personal estate and appoints her sole exectrix.
Witnesses: Edwin MARSH,   Richard SMART.
Proved 19 May 1847 by Ann SPEAKE, executor - HCC;  Estate under £20. Box 165: 1841-1858.

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1852

ASTON
CLINTON
HEIGHWAY
MINSHALL
SARGEANT
SPEAKE
THOMAS
WILDING
SPEAKE, Anne - of Wall under Aywood, parish of Rushbury, widow, 27 Jul 1851.
widow of William, 11 May 1844. Ref NE9;   "deceased died 13 Sep 1851".
Bequests: All her property to be sold and equally divided between all her children: eldest son Richard WILDING,   eldest daughter Hannah ASTON;   second daughter Maria HEIGHWAY;   second son William SARGEANT;   Samuel SPEAKE (third son) and Edward SPEAKE (fourth son).
Executors: John CLINTON of Wall under Heywood and Jonathan ASTON of Much Wenlock.
Witnesses: Edward MINSHALL,   Joseph THOMAS.
Proved 6 Jan 1852 - HCC; sworn 21 Jan 1852. Box 165: 1841-1858.

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1854

LEWIS
SPEAKE
SPEAKE, Susannah - of Wistanstow, 1854. Ref OV8. (Ad)
By Benjamin SPEAKE of Bayston Hill in the Parish of Saint Julian, Shrewsbury, Shoemaker;   William LEWIS of the parish of Church Stretton, glazier, and William LEWIS of the same place, painter, 1 Feb 1854.
"Whereas Susannah SPEAKE late of Horderley, parish of Wistanstow, spinster, an infant died 17 Feb 1851 intestate, and her father Benjamin SPEAKE shoemaker of Bayston Hill is next of kin".
Signed: Benjamin SPEAKE,   Wm. LEWIS senior,   Wm. LEWIS junior.
Admin. 1 Feb 1854 - HCC; Estate under £300. Box 165: 1841-1858.
Note: "infant" in this legal sense is someone less than 21 years of age.

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1857

BRODBELT
DARLINGTON
LEYSON
NAPLETON
PALMER
PEMBERTON
PENOYRE
POWELL
STALLARD
STALLARD PENOYRE
STALLARD PENOYRE, the Revd William Timothy Napleton - of The Moor, Clifford co Hereford, Clerk [in Holy Orders], [blank]Jul 1855.
to my old and valued servant Anne PALMER of ?Hennock co Devon, spinster - £400 payable to my trustees at my death on policy #2513A in the Standard Life Assurance Office else to William PALMER formerly of the Training School in the City of Exeter (nephew of Anne PALMER).
Any other funds deriving from the above policy to my friend the Revd Thomas POWELL, Clerk [in Holy Orders] Rector of Dorstone co Hereford (partly) to discharge a debt due to him by my brother Henry [NAPLETON]
R&R to my beloved wife Anna Maria Brodbelt Napleton STALLARD PENOYRE (she to be Executrix).
Witnesses: William DARLINGTON (Butler, The Moor),   Richard PEMBERTON, Solicitor, Hay. On 14 Feb 1857 Richard PEMBERTON swore the Will was signed on 9 Jul 1855.
Proved PCC 18 Feb 1857 by the Relict.
Notes: the Testator was born William Timothy NAPLETON. On his marriage (as her second husband) to Anna Maria BRODBELT (whose father had taken the name of STALLARD PENOYRE on inheriting The Moor), widow of the Revd John LEYSON (later STALLARD PENOYRE), he too took the name of STALLARD PENOYRE. Anna Maria had no issue by either husband.

 

1874

CORSER
GWILLIM
HARDAKER
MYERS
SIRRELL
SIRRELL, Nicholas - of Beech Cottage, Oak St Shrewsbury co. Salop, signed 24 Oct 1872 at Hereford.
Formerly of Guilford St. i/t/p All Saints, City of Hereford, Gentleman.
Beneficiaries: children Henry SIRRELL of Shrewsbury, servant & executor;   Nicholas SIRRELL;   Ann the wife of Wm HARDAKER;   George SIRRELL;   Eliza the wife of Albert MYERS;   Sarah SIRRELL.
Witnesses: John GWILLIM, Solicitor, Hereford and his clerk EGS CORSER.
Proved at Shrewsbury 28 Oct 1874 by oath of Sole Executor Henry SIRRELL.  Value of Estate <100£.
The Testator was b. 14 Jun 1802 Withington, and d. 22 Sep 1874 Shrewsbury. His wife Eliza SIRRELL had d. previously, 26 Nov 1849 at Fownhope, HEF.

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