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:-

 

1547

BRIDGE
HAWLYN
HOMME
TOMKYNS
TOMKYNS, Jamys - of Yarkhyll, 15 Nov 1547.
son Jhon;   Sible a BRIDGE;   friends Jho HAWLYN and Thoms HOMME;   wyffe Johan.
Witnesses: Jhon HAWLYN,   Jo: TOMKYNS,   Walt HAWLYN,   Thomas HOMME.
Proved 1547 - HCC.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1548

BEWYSTE
GWYLT
ROYSSE
TYLER
TYLER, Thomas - 25 Feb 1547/8. (sick in body)
to be buried in Pembridge churchyard before the church door;   to Hereford cathedral - 4d.;   to Pembridge high altar - 4d.;   to Anne (my daughter) - a bed, etc;   to Margery (my daughter) - a mattress etc;   my wife Annes* to be my executrix.
Witnesses: John GWYLT,   Sir John ? BEWYSTE ,   Thomas ROYSSE with others.
Will dated 25 Feb 1547/8. Proved Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1550

COPNOR
HARRY
OLDACRE
OWLDACER
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Geoffrey - of Pembridge, 13 Sep 1550. (sick in body)
to the Pembridge parson for tithes forgotten - 4d.;   to my son John TAYLOR's children - a heifer;   to Anes* (my daughter) - 3 kine etc, & the rest of my goods.
Overseer: Harry OLDACRE.
Witnesses: Sir HARRY parson,   Thomas COPNOR,   Harry OWLDACER.
Will dated 13 Sep 1550. Proved Hereford.

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1559

CHILD
CHYLD
COWKE
HOSKYNS
SMYTH
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, John - of Staunton, 1559.
father Davy TAYLOR;   wife Ellyssabethe*;   brother William.
Beneficiaries: Walter SMYTH,   Steven TAYLOR.
Debtors: Edward CHILD,   Thoms COWKE,   Alys CHYLD.
Witnesses: Richard SMYTH,   Thomas SMYTH,   Roger HOSKYNS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1561

ALEN
OWLAKAR
TROMPER
TROMPER, Thomas - of Hardwyck in Eardisland, 1561.
wife Margery*, sons Roger* and John;   granddaughter Margaret daughter of son Roger.
Overseer: John.
Witnesses: Sir Thomas ALEN curate of Pembridge,   Henry OWLAKAR.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1561

BASKER
BRIDGES
BROWNE
BYFORDE
GLOVER
HOSIER
HOWELLS
KETTELBY
OVERTONE
PARTRIDGE
PATTESHALL
SEYRE
SYNOGH
TOMKINS
TOMKYNES
WAITH
TOMKYNES, James - of Webley co. Hereford Esq., 11 Dec 1561 [4 Eliz I]
to be burried in the Chappel within the Church of Webley… to the Cathedral Church of Hereford xiiyd (and) to reparations of church and steeple of Weble x marks;   to my wieff Margere[1] all landes and tenements I have i/t/p Norton Sammon (also) the manor of landes or tenements of Garnstone wherin I do now inhabit (also) L&T I bought of Roger HOSIER in the occup'n of Thomas WAITH and of one [???] Richard SEYRE [and?] Richard GLOVER also 10 ac. arable landes purchased called ladie land (also) 5 score of the best English and Welsh sheep here at Garnestone;   to my sonne William 2 parts of the manor and lordshippe of Monnington &c. all m(y) L&T in Byford and all my free L&T… in the occup'n of Jeffere HOWELLS …with the row of Shoppes in Webley…   to my sonne James all my tyhes of King [???] and my house and L&T meadows leases and pastures &c. now in the occup'n of John WHATE…   to my sonne John… to my 4 daughters Margere, Jane, Elizabeth, and Katherin (each) for their marriage 100 markes a piece (and) to my other daughters viz Sybell, Marie, Ursula, and Margarett - £40 a piece ordered by their mother and brother William, my brother Beringtone and my sonne Patsall… [???] Richard her sonne and myne during her natural…   to James TOMKYNES my servant and kinsman - the house and garden &c. in Webley;   to my daughter Jane BRIDGES[2] my 3 oxen which I have with her and her husband at Norton;   to my servant Elenor [???] - 40s. shillings to her marriage;   my household stuffe here in my house at Garnestone and Webley to be equally divided into 3 parts immediately after my decease…   to my godsonne James PARTRIDGE (heir apparent of John PARTRIDGE of Webley) and Anne my daughter my tenement and house in Webley with garden &c. (in the occup'n of) John OVERTONE (and) adjoining the house of John PARTRIDGE his father;   to my daughter Elizabeth BROWNE…   to my daughter Margarett BYFORDE - a goblet of silver without a cover;   to my daughter Margere TOMKINS - a drinking cup of silver doble gilt with a cover.
Sole Executor: my son William - he to have R&R.
Witnesses: Thomas BASKER [???] of Netherwoode and John PATTESHALL Esqs.
Probate 1561 to William TOMKINS Executor. TNA Ref: PROB 11/#45.
Notes: [1] James TOMKINS married (1) Eleanor SYNOGH and (2) Margere KETTELBY.
[2] Jane married James BRIDGES of Webley who died in 1587. Their eldest son was James BRIDGES (d.1614) of The Ley, Weobley.

Contact: Peter Bruges

 

1564

ANDROWES
CARWARDYNE
HAWLYNGE
TOMKYNS
YONGER
TOMKYNS, Sibell - of Showle, Stoke Edith, 9 Dec 1564.
"To be buried in Yarkhill near my husband";   son{s} 2 sons John and James;   son Antony;   my - or [minor] children John, James, Johan and Margaret;   brother James YONGER;   brother in lawe Walter HAWLYNGE;   John CARWARDYNE,   Thomas ANDROWES.
Proved 1564 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91673.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1569

TRAUNTER
TRAUNTER, Margaret - of Otcrofte, 1569.
sons Thomas, William, John and James;   dau Elysa.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1570-77

APPLOYS
BAKER
PAUFEREY
TAYLER
TRYAMORE
WALKER
TAYLER, Sampson - (no date, but prob. 1570-1577). (sick in body)
to be buried in Pembridge churchyard;   to Hereford cathedral - 12d.;   to Johan (my daughter) - my great pot etc after the decease of my wife (Elizabeth), and after my daughter's decease to her daughter Cateryn for ever;   to Elizabeth (my sister) - 10s. & 5s. each to her 2 sons;   I forgive Oliver WALKER of Kynton [Kington] half his debt to me;   Ryse APPLOYS of Kington owes me 12s., 10s. of which to be paid to my wife;   Thomas PAUFEREY of Shobdon owes me 22d. this to be paid to my wife;   John TRYAMORE tiler owes me 3s.4d. it to be paid to my wife;   all rest of goods to Elizabeth* (my wife) so long as a widow;   if she re-marry to divide my goods with my daughter Johan.
Overseer: Richard BAKER.
Will undated but prob. 1570-1577.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1581

BAKER
BARRETT
CHARLIS
HOLLINS
HULLYNS
KIRWOOD
LOCHER
PITT
PYT
TAILOR
TAYLER
TAYLOR
WILLAR
TAILOR, Elizabeth - of Pembridge, widow, 7 Jan 1577/8. (sick in body)
to be buried in Pembridge churchyard;   to Pembridge church 12d.;   to Katheryn PITT (my daughter's daughter) - 2 featherbeds, tables, etc,   £3-6s.8d., but my kinsman Richard BAKER* shall hold all the above until Katheryne reach 21;   to William LOCHER - a brass pot;   to John HULLYNS - 5s.;   to Roger HOLLINS - 5s.;   to Johan HOLLINS - 5s.;   to Elizabeth HOLLINS - 5s.;   to the poor of Pembridge town - 20s;   to said Richard BAKER's children - 40s.;   to John BAKER of Hinton - 10s.;   to William BAKER - 10s.
Overseer: John BAKER.
Witnesses: Thomas CHARLIS vicar of Staunton on Arrow,   John KIRWOOD,   Roger WILLAR,   Roger BARRETT with others.
Proved 1581 Hereford.
Note: Johan TAYLOR married William PYT at Pembridge in 1570; the testatrix appears to have been the widow of Sampson TAYLER whose Will is listed above (undated but 1570-1577)

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1584

COOKE
HOWGGET
STEAVEN
STYRRY
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Elyzabethe - widow, of Byrchyngshyll Pembridge, 1584.
son Thomas;   granddaughter Ales TAYLOR daughter of son Thomas;   son in law Edward HOWGGET*.
Witnessses: John STYRRY clerk,   David ap STEAVEN,   Rychard COOKE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1589

TOMPKINS
TOMPKINS, Anthonye - of Showle in Stoke Edith.
daurs Jane, Marye and Sible;   sons Anthony, Walter and James;   brother John, syster Johan, daur Ales;   wife Margerett.
Proved 1589 - HCC; Ref FHL#91673.

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1590

BOWEN
CLERKE
DAVIES
EDWARDS
GOCH
HILL
THOMAS
WILLIAMS
THOMAS, Walter - of Bromtton in Presteigne, 1590.
wife Elizabeth THOMAS*, sons Richard*, Edward/Edmond;   dau Alice, Anne, Katherine, Barbara, Elizabeth.,  
Mentioned: Phillip CLERKE of Lingen,   John ap Powell GOCH,   John HILL,   John ab BOWEN.
Witnesses: John WILLIAMS,   Francis EDWARDS,   Phillip CLERKE,   Richard DAVIES.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1590

HERPER
MURCOTT
NYCOLLS
RICHARDS
STEADE
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Thomas - of Crompe Oake Pembridge, 1590.
wife Dorothie;   brother William.
Beneficiaries: Johan STEADE of Merson,   Sibill MURCOTT.
Debtors: Walter RICHARDS,   Thomas NYCOLLS.
Witnesses: Isake HERPER,   James RICHARDS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1597

BAKER
BOWIER
EVANS
HALL
HARPER
HEWES
NASH
NASHE
STEEDE
TAYLAR
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, William - of Weston in the parish of Pembridge, husbandman, 17 Sep 1597. (sick in body)
to John TAYLOR (my cousin) - £5 in a chest in the house of Isaac HARPER;   to the other children of Elizabeth HALL (my sister in law) - £6 saving 4s. which John HALL (her husband) owes me;   to the children of Isaac HARPER - 40s. in the hands of George NASHE and Philip EVANS of The Home;   to John HALL - 10s. in hands of James HALL of Barton;   to the aforesaid 4 children of Elizabeth HALL - 3s.4d. in hands of George STEEDE;   to Alles TAYLOR (daughter of Elizabeth TAYLOR) - a bed, etc;   to Johan TAYLOR - a bed etc;   to Harry TAYLAR - a coffer;   to the 2 daughters of Isaac HARPER - 2 pottingers etc;   to Harry & Walter TAYLOR - the residue of my pewter;   to the 2 daughters of Elizabeth TAYLOR - linene etc, 20s. in hands of Richard NASH to bring me home;   I forgive my uncle Richard STEEDE 20s. he owes me;   the residue of goods to John TAYLOR.*
Witnesses: John BAKER the elder,   Elizabeth HEWES,   John BOWIER with others.
Proved Hereford 4 Oct 1597.

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1604

BAILEY
BAILY
BELMAN
CARWARDINE
EDWARD
GEORGE
GILBERT
GWILLIM
HARRY
HARRYE
HARVIE
HARVYE
HUNT
HUNTE
JENKIN
JONES
LEIGHTON
LEWIS
LLOIDE
MORGAN
NICHOLL
POWELL
PRICE
PRICHARD
PROBERT
PRYTHERGH
RICHARD
ROSSER
SAUNDERS
THOMAS
WHITNEY
THOMAS, David - of Michaelchurch [Escley] co Hereford (Diocese of St David's) Esq, 27 Feb 1603.
To be buried at Michaelchurch if I die there;     2/- to the church of St Davids, 5/- to Hereford Cathedral (both for repairs) and 20/- to the church of Michaelchurch for repairs and towards making a new top for the old decayed steeple [some things never change!]
All my lands held in fee-simple etc not already assured and covenanted (by Deed made between William LEIGHTON Esq and me, assuring them to my son Leyson THOMAS) to Michael THOMAS son of the said Leyson and his heirs for ever (and if no heir, then to Leyson's heirs for ever) and all my leasehold lands and copyhold lands (except for the lease of my farm at Blackhill[2] which I hold by grant of Thomas Myle HUNT and Jenkin HUNT for 1000 years) and my lands in fee simple lately bought from David Powell ap David POWELL and my lease of the farm of The Grainge - all three of these to my grandson David (son of Leyson) THOMAS.
My 3 other tenements or farms now occupied by Nicholl William Thomas Nicholl Watkin Harry[3] and John SAUNDERS;   the wife of Elln John RICHARD;   Jane late wife of Thomas Phillip LEWIS;   Jane daughter of Elln ap ?Gwillim;   my brother Lewis PRICE;   my sister's daughter Jane PRYTHERGH;   my nephew John THOMAS;   my daughter Jane PRICE;   servant Harry BELMAN;   daughter Anne (living) the late wife of Thomas John ap John/JONES, her son David and her 2 youngest daughters;   lands in Cusop of Walter CARWARDINE;   John THOMAS and Zachary GILBERT;   Thomas Harry PRICE, John Thomas PRICE and to Thomas John ap Thomas POWELL;   all the children of my son-in-law John BAILY by my daughter Isabel his wife;   my daughter Elinor WHITNEY and her children;   my grandchild John PRICE - £5 to be used by my son Leyson for the best advantage of the child, Richard PRICE [?his father]not to be involved;   Thomas ap John Thomas POWELL - the house and garden in his occup'n for life and then to Alice HARRYE or HARVYE, widow (his daughter-in-law) for 3 years rent-free;   old workmen and hired men Richard PRICE and John PRICE - 10/- a week;   Margery (the wife of Richard William PRICHARD) - 20/- for her pains taken with me and my wife in our sickness long ago;   12 gowns to 6 poor men and 6 poor women;   to 100 (sic) poor people of Michaelchurch and Clodock - 4d each, a loaf of bread apiece and some meat and drink;   my old servant Harry BELMAN - a suit of apparell and I order that he shall be maintained with meat, drink and clothing in my house for the rest of his life;   my godchildren (un-named) - a yearling sheep each.
After the payment of my debts, legacies and funeral charges, the rest and residue of my goods etc to my son Leyson (he to be Sole Executor);   Leyson's wife Elinor.
Names: Maude v[erc]h ROSSER;   Harrye Thomas POWELL and his ch'n Lewis, Andrew, William, Joane and Jane;   servant Zachary GILBERT;   my farm at Castleton [?in Marshfield co Monmouth];   son-in-law John BAILY gent to be Overseer;   grandchildren Elizabeth THOMAS and Marie THOMAS;   Thomas JENKIN son of Richard JENKIN.
Witnesses: John BAILY, William BAILY,   Reece William David Thomas Morgan[4],   David Powell John Thomas Morgan John Thomas and Zachary Gilberte Thomas[5].
Debts due uppon me: £250 to my son Thomas WHITNEY to redeem his lands upon Candlemas day next;   £30 to my said son-in-law TW at the end of 11 years which I have in the said farm at Castleton;   £40 to my cozen Jenkin HUNTE at Michaelmas next and the one thereafter [ie £80];   be it remembered that my said 6 tenements are in my own hands to be disposed of at my will and pleasure.
After the sealing of my Will: 14 Mar. None of the legacies made in my Will are to be paid until St Mary's Day 1606;   some of the monies I bequeathed to my servants to be spent in buying them clothes.
Codicil: 11 March 1603. The annuity of 20/- given by me to Harry BELMAN to be paid [?instead/on his behalf] to William Harrye LLOIDE and his wife 5/-;   Joan vhe William 5/- and to Lewes HARVIE and Joane HARVIE 5/- apiece for 21 years if Harry BELMAN lives so long.   Signed David THOMAS.
Witnesses: John Thomas Rice William David, David POWELL,   John Thomas MORGAN;   ?Idiff CARWARDINE, Katherin Watkin Probert Harry Thomas.
More Witnesses: John BAILEY (sic),   Sybell Harrie POWELL,   Katherine Watkin PROBERT [Leyson THOMAS' maide servant],   John GEORGE (the Testator's man),   William EDWARD (his man),   also Jane PRYTHERGH (his maidservant) (sic) John THOMAS.
Proved PCC 14 Apr 1604 by Leyson THOMAS, son of the deceased.
Notes: See the Visitation of Herefordshire 1634 for this family; Leyson's Will was proved 8 May 1635.
[2] Probably in the parish of Clodock.
[3] Whether these are two or three men is not clear but it seems likely that one farm is occupied by Thomas NICHOLL and ?his father Nicholl William, another by Watkin HARRY.
[4] This may be one person or more.
[5] It is impossible to tell how many individual witnesses there were here; is Zachary Gilberte THOMAS the same as the servant named earlier?

 

1607

ASBRUCKE
CHANDLER
DUNNE
JAMES
JONES
MORRYS
PRICE
SUNYBANCKE
TRAHERNE
TRAHERNE, Edmund - of the City of Hereford, 29 Mar 1607. (when sick in body)
To be buried in Hereford Cathedral as near my late wife [Elizabeth] as possible;   a bequest to the parish of Lugwardine.
my son Benjamin TRAHERNE;   the children of my daughter Beatridge by her husband Hugh PRICE decd - £20 (viz William PRICE £3/6/8 in 2yrs, same to Michael PRICE in 3yrs, £6/13/4 to Judith PRICE in 2yrs, same to Margerie PRICE in 3yrs);   bequest to children of my daughter Elizabeth MORRYS (viz William MORRYS, John MORRYS, Henry MORRYS, Walter MORRYS, Mary MORRYS and Elizabeth MORRYS) all in 5 yrs of my death;   bequest to the children of my daughter Katherine ASBRUCKE (viz Phillippe ASBRUCKE, Elizabeth ASBRUCKE and Johane ASBRUCKE) in 5yrs of my death;   my son-in-law Gregory ASBRUCKE £3;   my daughter Elenor DUNNE £5;   the 5 children of my daughter Ann SUNYBANCKE;   the 3 children of my daughter Johan JONES;   my son Edward TRAHERNE and his children (including Edward TRAHERNE);   my sister Margaret CHANDLER.
Sole Executor: my son Phillippe TRAHERNE - R&R.
Overseers: my son Edward TRAHERNE and my son-in-law Walter MORRYS.
Proved PCC London 17 Jul 1607.
Notes: Beatrix TREHERNE mar Hugh ap PRICE 12 Nov 1581, Anne TREHERNE mar Thomas SUNYBANCKE 21 Oct 1594, Joan TREHERNE mar Emanuel JAMES (sic) 1 Dec 1587, and Catherine TREHERNE mar Gregory ASBRUCKE 4 Nov 1596, all at St Peter's, Hereford.

 

1610

BALL
TOMKINS
WALL
TOMKINS, Walter - of Worcs, weaver, 23 Sep 1610.
"To be laid in the earth near my daur Alice";   "my fellow" William WALL;   son John, Robert BALL;   wife and children.
Overseers: m--- John TOMKINS.
Proved 18 Nov 1610 - Worcs #96.
NB: copy is folded on the film copy I have - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1611

ALFORD
CARWARDINE
ROGERS
TRYLLO
TRYLLO, John - of Fownehope.
to Johan my wife .... & she to be my executrix.
Witnesses: Sara ALFORD & Anne CARWARDINE,   Margaret TRYLLO widow,   William ROGERS & Elizabeth his wife.
Proved Hereford 24 Jan 1610/1.

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1616

BAYLYSE
HARRIES
HILLE
LEATCHMORE
ROGERS
TRYLLO
WEBBE
TRYLLO, Johan - of Fownehope, widow.
to Mary LEATCHMORE ...;   to the wife of William WEBBE my kinsman ...;   to Fabye daughter of Thomas WEBBE ....;   to Johan BAYLYSE widow ...;   to the eldest daughter of Thomas HILLE of Homlacy ....;   to Katherine HARRIES ....;   to William ROGERS .... he to be my executor.
Proved Hereford 28 Feb 1615/6.

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1616

COURT
JAUNCEY
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, John - of Stanford Bishop, 26 Sep 1616.
wife Katherine.
Witnesses: Elizabeth JAUNCEY wife of Wm JAUNCEY,   Elizabeth COURT.
Proved 1616 - HCC.

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1616

BULLOCK
PENNELL
PHILLPOTTS
TOMKINS
WILLIAMS
TOMKINS, John - of Yarkhill, 30 Sep 1628.
daur Martha & son in lawe Fraunces WILLIAMS;   Margery PHILLPOTTS.
Witnesses: Frances BULLOCK,   Geo PHILLPOTTS,   Thomas PENNELL.
Proved 1629 #150 - HCC.

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1616

CHILD
CHILDE
GREENEWAYE
HILL
KNIGHT
STEPHENS
TRANTER
TRAUNTER
TRAUNTER, Thomas - of Otecrofte [Oatcroft] i/t/p of Titley, 14 Mar 1613/4.
to be buried in Titley church;   to curate of Titley for tithes forgotten 2s.;   to Hereford cathedral 12d.;   to my daughter Johane wife of Christopher CHILD of London £16-13s.4d. the residue of 100 marks I gave her for preferment in marriage;   to Anne my daughter wife of John HILL of Ullingswick money in preferment of marriage;   to my cousin Edward KNIGHT 10s.6d.;   to my son KNIGHT's children 5s.;   to my godson Thomas TRANTER my son William TRANTER's son 10s.;   to Simon TRANTER my son William TRANTER's 2nd son annuity of £5 from lands bought from Richard GREENEWAYE for life;   to my godson Francis TRANTER 10s. (and) to his sister Elinor 5s.;   to Jane & Mary CHILD daughters of Christopher CHILDE of London 5s. each;   to my 5 daughters: Margaret, Sibill, Elioner, Johan & Anne 10s. each;   to Jonas STEPHENS my servant 20s.;   to my son William all my lands;   rest to William TRANTER* & Simon TRANTER* my sons.
Proved (PCC) 2 Dec 1616 by William & Simon TRANTER his sons.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/128 f121.

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1617

CROWTHER
GREENLY
GRYE
JONES
KNIGHT
MORRCOTT
TRAUNTER
WHITNEY
TRAUNTER, William - of Hunton i/t/p/ of Leonalles [Lyonshall], 22 Oct 1616.
to my son Thomas TRAUNTER* £10 due from the order of Bryan CROWTHER esquire in the Council in the Marches of Wales that my eldest son William TRAUNTER pay £37;   to my son in law Thomas JONES from the order;   to my said son Thomas TRAUNTER £10 from same;   to my daughter Margaret GRYE £8.
Whereas my son William TRAUNTER owes me £20 rent, this to go to said Thomas TRAUNTER along with debts due from Phillip GREENLY &   William MORRCOTT my son in law;   to the Earl of Essex 40s. in lieu of heriot;   to Anne my daughter wife of said Thomas JONES bedding etc;   to Thomas TRAUNTER £30 in hands of Walter WHITNEY of Cliro for lands called Lleyney conveyed to me by Eustace WHITNEY his father;   rest to Thomas TRAUNTER &   Thomas JONES.
Witnesses: William TRAUNTER &   Richard KNIGHT.
Proved (PCC) 27 Oct 1617 by Thomas TRAUNTER his son.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/130 f96.

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1619

COCKE
HILL
HUGHES
PRYCE
STAMPE
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Margaret - of Staunton, wid.
James HUGHES,   Symon PRYCE, Anne PRYCE,   Abraham HUGHES;   daur Jane, son William;   Margaret PRYCE,   oldest daur Alce HUGHES,   Roger TOMKINS.
Witnesses: Edmuind STAMPE,   Richard HILL,   Willm COCKE.
Proved 1 Sep 1619 - HCC.

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1623

BACH
BEVAN
BIRDE
DAVIES
DEAKINS
DEIKINS
DRIVER
GILLAM
GWILIM
HARMON
HEBBE
KNIGHT
PARSONS
TAYLOR
TRANTER
TRAUNTER
TRANTER, John - of Leonhalles [Lyonshall], 18 Oct 1621.
to Joane my wife an acre of rye on best side of the castle, & £10 due from Walter TRAUNTER of Leonhalles & sheep in keeping of Morris ap BEVAN of Colva, & 56s. in hands of Henrie TAYLOR, & a messuage in Leonhalles where my son William dwells for life she paying John TRAUNTER 2nd son of my son Thomas TRAUNTER 10s. yearly, then to said John TRAUNTER;   to my son Thomas TRAUNTER 5 kine, & £30 due from Thomas DEIKINS, & £4 due from John DEAKINS & Oswald KNIGHT, & sheep in keeping of Lewis ap Evan GWILIM, etc;   to Sible, Joane & Anne 3 daughters of my said son Thomas TRAUNTER £20 due from Isacke DRIVER during their minority at their father's convenience;   to Thomas TRAUNTER eldest son of my son Thomas TRAUNTER £20;   to Joane & Elinor the 2 daughters of my son William £10;   to Sible eldest daughter of my son William 53s. in hands of Walter TRAUNTER & a cow;   to John BACH, Thomas BACH & Joane HEBBE my daughter Sible's children £10 due from Richard KNIGHT gent provided Richard HEBBE defalk his 3rd due to his wife 30s.;   to William TRAUNTER my son £30 in hands of William DRIVER;   to James PARSONS 40s. in wool;   to Martha PARSONS 3s.4d.;   to my godson Phillippe KNIGHT 10s.;   to John TRAUNTER son of William TRAUNTER 20s.;   to Hester DAVIES 5s.;   to my other godchildren 12d. each;   to said John TRAUNTER 2nd son of my son Thomas TRAUNTER sheep in custody of Thomas GILLAM;   to Thomas TRAUNTER his brother sheep to depasture in my land at Alwells;   to my said 2 sons Thomas & William all my goods, etc;   I forgive Thomas GILLAM 20s,.;   to my cousin Margarett TRAUNTER 5s.;   to Marie my maid 3s.4d. over her wages;   Rest to my son William TRAUNTER*.
Witnesses: Richard KNIGHT &   John HARMON clerk &   Thomas BIRDE &   Walter TRAUNTER.
Proved (PCC) 11 Aug 1623 by William TRAUNTER his son.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/142 f79.

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1630

BASKERVILLE
CHARLES
EVANS
MORGAN
POWELL
PRITCHARD
PROSSER
TREHEARNE
WATKIN
TREHEARNE, William Watkin - of Ewyas Harold co Hereford (Dioc St Davids), 8 Jun 1630 (weak in body)
to Jasp [?Jasper] POWELL, Clerk and Curate of Ewyas Harold - 12d. towards forgotten tithes and 3/4d towards the repairs for the church;   12d. to the Cathedral at Brecon;   to my daughter Rachell WATKIN - £20 laid out by my wife Johane with the principal and interest to be paid to Rachell at 21;   similarly £20 to my son William WATKIN (also <21)
Overseers: my nephew John CHARLES and loving friend Phi. WATKIN.
Executrix: my wife Johane, also an Indenture of demise made to me by Walter BASKERVILLE, Gent of Landinadowe [?Llandinabo] re: 13 acres in Ewyas Harold.
Witnesses: Hugh EVANS;   Thomas PRITCHARD, mason;   William PROSSER;   William MORGAN.
Proved London PCC 27 Nov 1630 by Joanne Watkin TREHEARNE (relict)

 

1634

ADAMS
AILWAY
ALLEN
HOLLIBUSH
MAYO
STEDMAN
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Richard - of Yarkhill, 4 Sep 1634.
son Edward TOMKINS,   daur Sibell wife of Thomas ALLEN of Worcs,   {grandson} Thomas ALLEN son of Sibell;   William, Elizabeth and Anne ALLEN son & daur of Sibell;   daur Anne late wife of Herman HOLLIBUSH and Anne her daur;   grandchild John ADAMS,   grandchildren Bridget, Anne, & Elizabeth ADAMS;   children of my son Richard TOMKINS;   son John TOMKINS;   loving kinsman John TOMKINS, rector of Sallwarpe.
Witnesses: STEDMAN,   MAYO,   AILWAY.
Proved 17 Sep 1634 - HCC.
NB: my 9th great grandfather - sjk

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1635

BAKER
RICHARDS
SLANY
TOMKINS
VERNON
TOMKINS, John - of Worcester, gent, 3 Dec 1634.
son John and his son John TOMKINS;   daur Elizabeth SLANY,   son in law Humfry VERNON;   daur Sarah BAKER,   daur Margaret RICHARDS and Robert RICHARDS her husband;   son Robert TOMKINS, son Edward;   grandchild Elizabeth SLANY;   "Poor of St. Nicholas",   "Poore of parrish of Yeardly where I was borne", Pendock;   wife Elizabeth.
Proved 20 Mar 1634/5 - PCC/Folio 26.

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1635

BEVAN
BURFIELD
GAYLE
GRIFFITS
HARVY
HOWORTH
LLOYD
NLW
PARRY
POWELL
PRICE
REES
THOMAS
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
THOMAS, Leyson - of Michaelchurch Escley in the Diocese of St David's, Esquire, 25 Sep 1634.
To be buried at Michaelchurch with or close to late father (if I die in co Hereford);   lands bought from Phillip Harry REES, Harry REES and David BEVAN;   eldest son Michael THOMAS,   daughter Elizabeth WATKINS, son-in-law Richard WATKINS;   maidservants Sibill HARVY widow and Margaret REES - £5 each and annuities.
Executor: son Michael THOMAS.
Overseer: George PARRY of Michael[church].
Special Bequests: a mourning gown each to 6 of the poorest men and 6 of the poorest women of Michaelchurch Escley;   my great gilt bowl and its cover to the Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral.   Signed Lison [sic] THOMAS, Michael THOMAS.
Additional Bequests: to John .... my best bay gelding ....;   to William GRIFFITS and John GAYLE - two mourning cloaks, 20/- each;   to Ludovic LLOYD - £5 and 40/- annually for life;   my sister Jane PRICE - 20/- annually for life;   40/- for tithes forgotten;   to the reputed son of John Thomas PRICE - £5 to be paid him yearly from the death of my father until the death of his father beginning 2 years after the death of my father;   to Blanche POWELL - widow £5;   to Susan BURFIELD and Prudence WILLIAMS - mourning gowns and 20/- to buy a petticoat;   all my grandchildren - £5 each.
Proved PCC London 8 May 1635 by Michael THOMAS [also according to the  Visitation below at Brecon: NLW 1635/177].
Notes: This family is noticed in the Visitation of Herefordshire 1634; Michael THOMAS married Elizabeth daughter of Epiphan HOWORTH of Whitehouse, Vowchurch.

 

1637

BRANTLETT
CUMBERLAND
DAYS
PORTER
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, William - of London, citizen and brewer.
buried Whitechapel, Middlesex;   son William.
Executors: present wife Anne & son Humphrey.
Overseers: John PORTER cowper & Philip BRANTLETT, citizens & brewer.
Witnesses: Robert CUMBERLAND & Thomas DAYS.
Proved 1637, Commissary Court of London, London Division: Vol 27, f283.
Note: The testator was apprenticed in London Nov 1621 when he was said to be the son of Miles TOMKINS of Wacton co Hereford husb.

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1639

DAVIES
RICHARDS
TRANTER
WHETWALL
TRANTER, Walter - of Prestene [Presteigne], glover. (N)
of £20 left him by his brother William TRANTER: 4s. to Thomas TRANTER his godchild, 20s. to Richard WHETWALL his other godchild;   rest to his children distributable by his wife Margaret* to his sister Margaret's children: Richard DAVIES, Amey RICHARDS.
Proved (PCC) 30 May 1639 by Margaret his relict. TNA Ref: PROB 11/180 f81.

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1639

BRAMPTON
CARDIFF
DAVYES
JENKINS
LEWIS
LOWGHER
MORGAN
PARRY
SCUDAMORE
THOMAS
TOMPKINS
THOMAS, Evan - of Newcourte [probably in Bacton[1]], co. Hereford, Gent, 19 Jul 1639. (being weak and sickly)
To be buried at Bacton in the parish church;   to my wife Anne - all my messuages, tenements and water grist Mill &c. i/t/p Clynnogonor, Langyunter, Bettwys and Culton[2] all co. Glamorgan on condition that if my natural brother Edward THOMAS gent should fall on hard times ("decay in his estate") she/her heirs pay £20 p.a. for life;   my two brothers Robert LOWGHER and William LOWGHER - £100 each + £5 for maintenance in the first year after my death;   my servant and kinsman Evan LEWIS - £40.
I have laid out £300 in mortgage on lands owned by Thomas CARDIFF of Holmer co. Hereford, gent;   one Lewis THOMAS of Bettwys co. Glamorgan Esq, dec'd was my guardian for many years and did not account to me for my rental income (resulting in a suit now pending in the Court of Wards between me and one William TOMPKINS of Monnington-on-Wye, Esq (Tutor and guardian to John THOMAS gent, son and heir of Lewis THOMAS) and David JENKINS of Henfall co. Glamorgan Esq.;   my servant Lewis SCUDAMORE.
Sole Executrix: wife Anne, and to have R&R.
Witnesses: John BRAMPTON, clerk;   John SCUDAMORE (x);   John MORGAN;   William DAVYES
Proved PCC London 30 Sep 1639 by the Relict.
Note: [1] If the Newcourt mentioned is indeed Bacton, this is the house where Blanche PARRY, lady of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I was born.
[2] The parish names in co. Glamorgan have not been checked in a Gazetteer.

 

1641

?BURHOPP
BEDWARD
BEVAN
BOWEN
BURHOPP
COOKE
DAVID
DAVIES
GWIN
HOWLES
HUGHS
JONES
LAWRENCE
POOLE
POWELL
PRICE
PROBERT
PROSSER
ROSSE
STEPHENS
THOMAS
WHITNEY
WILIAM
WILLIAM
THOMAS, Lewis (Ludovicus) - of Michaelchurch [Escley] co Hereford, 8 Jul 1640. (when somewhat sick in body)
To be buried at Michaelchurch.;   youngest daughter Jane (<21) - to have the messuage i/t/p of Huntington at present occupied by Robert BEDWARD and Thomas GWIN which I bought from one Rice (or Price) WILLIAM.
William WHITNEY and my kinsman Thomas PROSSER of Cliroe [Clyro] co Radnor Gent, to be Guardians of Jane.
my eldest daughter Anne (wife of William POWELL) - an annuity of £5 p.a.;   my brother Jenkin THOMAS - £5;   my two sisters Ann and Gwenlian - 40/- each;   Rice (or Price) WILIAM - 40/-;   my nephews Howell BEVAN, Roger PROBERT, ... PROBERT - 20/- each;   my nieces Catherine and Margery (daughters of my brother Robert THOMAS) - 20/- each;   Margaret PRICE and Elinor HUGHS - 10/- each.
My godchildren: John the son of Thomas JONES;   ?Epiphan POOLE,   Ann verch ROSSE (my niece);   Joane the daughter of Walter ...ough;   Samuel son of John ?BURHOPP (? or Bishopp);   Elinor daughter of John HOWLES;   Elizabeth daughter of Thomas WHITNEY;   .... daughter of Howell LAWRENCE.
The poor of Michaelchurch 20/-;     the parishes of Michaelchurch,   Huntington and Cliroe 40/- per parish as a stock to help support the poor.
Roger DAVID gent - £5;   to the children [?if any]of my daughter Ann - sum of £40 to be paid within 3 years of her death to maintain them to the age of 14.
Executors: well-beloved kinsmen and friends William WHITNEY and Thomas PROSSER.
Witnesses: Roger DAVIES,   Richard JONES,   John BURHOPP,   Owen DAVIES,   Richard STEPHENS.
Debts due by the Testator: to Margaret BOWEN widow;   David ap DAVID;   Thomas PROSSER;   John BURHOPP;   Roger DAVIES [or DAVIDS];   Harry COOKE;   Elizabeth ……  
Proved PCC London 4 Nov 1641 by the Exors.
Notes: Elinor daughter of David THOMAS of Michaelchurch (his Will proved PCC 1604) was the wife of Thomas WHITNEY. The Testator is probably of the same family as that of THOMAS of Michaelchurch (see 'The Visitation of Herefordshire 1634' - Harleian Society 2002).

 

1647

BAGWELL
HARE
HARRIS
TOMS
TOMS, John - citizen and cooper.
bros & sisters;   land in Upton Bishop, co Hereford;   wife Grace*.
Witnesses: Francis HARRIS,   Barbara BAGWELL &   Jn HARE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London 1647-1649: original will #135.

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1648

TOMKINS
TOMPKINS
WOODHOUSE
TOMKINS, John, rector - of Salwarpe. (Ad)
Bond by Jane TOMPKINS (wid & rel),   John WOODHOUSE of Sallwarpe, clerk.
Admon 13 Jan 1648 - Worcs.

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1653

DALE
SMITH
SOUTH
SOUTHE
TOMKINS
WATTS
TOMKINS, Thomas - of Birchmorton, last June 1650.
"to be buried at Berrow";   "my now wife" Mary,   son Edward, eldest daur Elizabeth, son Thomas;   William SOUTHE,   John SOUTH,   Thomas DALE.
Witnesses: Richard TOMKINS,   John WATTS,   William SMITH.
Proved 26 May 1653 - PCC/Folio 80.

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1654

ALLAT
ALLATT
BROWAN
MORRIS
TRAHERNE
WALKER
TRAHERNE, Elizabeth - of St Martin's in the Fields co. Mddx, widow, on or about 20 Oct 1653. (N)
Everything to go to her grandchild Margarett MORRIS.
Spoken in the presence of the said Margarett and of Samuell ALLAT(X),   Mary BROWAN(X),   Anne ALLATT(X)
Admon PCC London 22 Jun 1654 to William WALKER one of the Overseers of the Poor of the above parish and the curator lawfully assigned of Margaret MORRIS, a minor, natural & lawful grandchild & universal legatee of dec'd.

 

1654

BARKLEY
BOSWORTH
CARLETON
CAVE
CROFT
CROFTE
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Mary - of Hereford, wid, 4 Jan 1653.
brother Sr James CROFT - "my locke of dyamonds & my father's specture";   brother Dr Herbert CROFT;   sister Mrs Bridget CROFT;   niece the Lady BARKLEY,   sister CAVE;   sister Margeries her daur Ellnor my goddar;   niece & goddaur Mrs Mary CARLETON;   brother Mr. Robt CROFT & his son Edward CROFT;   brother Robert's daur Mary, bro Robert's sonne Harbert CROFTE;   cozen BOSWORTH.
Proved 12 Oct 1654 - Hereford Deanery.

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1655

MORTON
PERKINS
TROVELL
TROVELL, Henry - of Worcester, clothier, 12 Jun 1655.
his wife Joane;   his 2 sons Henrie and Peter TROVELL, son Thomas TROVELL;   his son in law Mr. George PERKINS, House in St. Nicholas Worcester.
Witnesses: William MORTON,   Henry TROVELL junior.
Proved 7 Jul 1655 - Worcs; Ref FHL#92210.

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1657

?CROMPE
?FORTIS
DAVIS
FAWCETT
FORTUNE
GREEN
JORDAN
JORDANE
MACKLEN
PLOMER
TAINTON
TAYLOR
TAYNTON
TAYNTON, Nathaniell - of the town of Monmouth, Schoolmaster, 3 Nov 1656.
my two children Tacy and Mary TAYNTON (both under age);   late wife Elizabeth TAYNTON;   brother Thomas TAYNTON;   brother Walter TAYNTON;   Nathaniell TAYNTON (son of my brother Thomas).
Sole Executor: Samuell FAWCETT lecturer of Newland in the Forest of Dean.
Overseers: William ?FORTIS and my brother Walter TAYNTON.
Witnesses: Edward TAYLOR,   John DAVIS,   Edward ?CROMPE,   Samuel JORDANE,   Robt PLOMER,   Adam MACKLEN.
Memorandum: that he made Mr S FAWCETT [ffawcett] his sole executor when he was in perfect memory and his two brothers to be struck out.
Witnesses: Samuel JORDANE,   William FORTUNE [ffortune].
2 Mar 1656/7: the Testator confirmed the appointment of Mr S FAWCETT.
Witnesses: William FORTUNE,   John DAVIS,   Samuell JORDAN,   Mary DAVIS.
Proved PCC London 15 May 1657 by Samuell FAWCETT.
Notes: There are 3 baps of ch'n of Nathaniell and Elizabeth TAINTON or TAYNTON in the parish church of Monmouth: viz Tacy (a daughter) 24 Jan 1638/9, Elizabeth 20 Oct 1640 and Mary 9 Oct 1642. Nathaniell's wife Elizabeth was bur there 6 Dec 1643. Nathaniell (who was named as a kinsman in the Will of Elizabeth GREEN 1653) was not apparently buried at Monmouth.

 

1667

MORRIS
PITT
SIMONDS
TOMKINS
WILLIAMS
TOMKINS, Elizabeth - of Eastham, Worcs. (Ad)
Inventory & Account by: John PITT (the brother in law). Debt due to Ambrose TOMKINS from the deceased.
John TOMKINS the 2nd brother of this accountant,   Anne TOMKINS daur of the aforesaid John TOMKINS and Richard TOMKINS her youngest brother;   sister Mary PITT;   John PITT, Ambrose PITT & Mary PITT the 2 eldest sons &   daur of the said John PITT;   Martha PITT the youngest daur of the sd John PITT and Richard PITT, youngest s/o the sd John PITT;   Richard WILLIAMS;   her uncle Thomas SIMONDS;   the intestates mothers sister Anne MORRIS widd.
Admon 10 Sep 1667 - HCC.

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1667

BOASLEY
BROOME
BUCKENELL
HARTLAND
JAUNCEY
MORTON
NANFAN
PEACOCK
SOUTH
THACKWELL
TOMKINS
VOBE
WATTE
WELLAND
TOMKINS, Thomas - of Netherton, Ledbury. (Ad)
Inventory by: Humpherey MORTON,   Edward BUCKENELL,   John WATTE,   William HARTLAND, last Nov 1666.
Bond by Richard {TOMKINS} of Eastnor (the son) &   John SOUTH of Eastnor;   Account of Richard {TOMKINS} the son;   Mary {TOMKINS};   John WELLAND,   Anthony VOBE;   John SOUTH,   Thomas NANFAN, Elizabeth {TOMKINS},   Elianor BROOME,   Robert BOASLEY,   Elizabeth THACKWELL,   Daniel JAUNCEY,   George PEACOCK for rent.
Admon 25 Oct 1667 - HCC.

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1668

BALDWIN
BARSTON
BERKELEY
COLLES
COWLEY
FIFIELD
GWYLLIM
HALL
HILL
HOOPER
HOPE
JOYNER
LANE
PINGRE
RACSLER
SKYNNER
SOMERS
TROVELL
TURNER
WOOD
WOODYATE
WYER
TURNER, James - of Cradley, gent., 8 Oct 1667 [19 Chas II]
to be buried Cradley near my father & uncle late deceased;   to poor of Cradley;   to my mother Anne TURNER* Stirt cottage in Cradley between lands of William FIFIELD for her life, then to all sons & daughters of my late uncle John TURNER;   to my brother in law John WOOD £20;   to Thomas & Elizabeth WOOD son & daughter of Richard WOOD of Cradley, tanner, £5;   to Thomas WOOD of Evesbatch gent.,;   to William PINGRE of Acton Beauchamp £5;   to John BALDWIN alias COWLEY the elder of Cradley £5;   to William HALL the elder of Cradley gent £5;   to Rowland BERKELEY of Cradley gent. £2 & to his son Richard my godson £10;   to Richard HILL of Cradley gent.;   to all children of my cousin John SOMERS of Oakle 50s. each;   to my cousin Charles WYER of Grendon Bishop gent 20s.;   to my cousins John BARSTON & Elizabeth wife of Thomas LANE gent son & daughter of my uncle John BARSTON;   to Leon HILL of the Hillhouse, Cradley, £5;   to my cousin Henry TROVELL of Worcester gent. £5;   to Thomas GWYLLIM of Worcester;   (references to) my late uncle Anthony TURNER deceased, John COLLES gent son of John COLLES the elder of Cradley, Francis HALL the elder of Cradley, John HOPE of Mathon, gent, Richard SKYNNER now of Chancery Lane, Francis SKYNNER of Withers, Ledbury;   to Richard HOOPER of Wellington, Ledbury;   to John WOODYATE son of Richard WOODYATE of Cradley;   to Symon son of Humfrey JOYNER of Frome Bishop [Bishops Frome];   to Elizabeth TURNER relict of my uncle William TURNER;   to found a school in Cradley.
Witnesses: Jo: RACSLER &   Cha: WYER &   Richard WOOD &   Thomas HALL &   Richard HILL.
Proved at Hereford 13 Jun 1668.

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1669

ECKLEY
JENNINGS
PRICE
TOMPKINS
TOMPKINS, Anne - of Weobley. (Ad)
Debt due to her from Margaret ECKLEY of Wormesley for wage.
Creditor & Administrator: John PRICE of Weobley.
Richard JENNINGS of Yazor.
Admon 15 Aug 1669 - HCC.

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1672

TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Edward - of Bishop Frome, 10 May 1672.
wife, and daur Mary - everything.
Proved - HCC.

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1677

COLE
EMES
EMMES
GARDINER
HARRIS
HODGES
PARSONS
TOMKINS
TOMPKINS
TOMKINS, John - of Preston Wynn, Withington, 25 Sep 1677.
"poore of Parish of Yarkhill and Preston Wynn";   grandchild John TOMKINS son of John TOMKINS;   son in law John COLE did bequeath unto his son Francis COLE;   beloved wife Ursula TOMPKINS;   grandchild John GARDINER - only 20s.;   grandchildren John COLE and James COLE (their father John COLE);   daur Bridgett HARRIS.
Overseers: William EMMES and Edward HARRIS.
Witnesses: Thomas HODGES,   William EMES,   John COLE,   John PARSONS.
Proved 2 Mar 1677 - HCC.

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1677

BAYLISS
JAY
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, John - of Leominster, 16 May 1677.
sons John TOMKINS, Wm TOMKINS and Benjamin TOMKINS;   son Vincent;   Morden Field, the church at Leom;   wife Mary;  
Witnesses: Wm BAYLISS,   John JAY.
Proved 10 Aug 1677 - HCC.

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1678

COOPER
FOLIO
LANE
TRUSLOWE
TRUSLOWE, Sarah - of St Mary Aldermanbury, London, widow.
Bridget & Sarah dtrs of bro Wlm COOPER of Avenbury co. Hereford yeo;   Mary wife of Paul FOLIO of Stoke [Lacy] co. Hereford Esq.
Executors: Paul FOLIO &   Jn LANE Esqs.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London 1678: Vol 36, f243.

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1678

BLAYTH
GRENOWS
HURCOTT
JONES
TREYLOE
TREYLOE, William - of Frogstreet, feltmaker, 28 Dec 1676.
to my son John my workhouse;   to my son William* & to be guardian of John;   to my daughter Mary;   to my grandchild Anne HURCOTT;   to my daughter Margaret BLAYTH.
Witnesses: Thomas JONES &   John GRENOWS.
Proved at Hereford 26 Apr 1678.

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1680

PITTS
SIMMONDS
SMYTH
TOMPKINS
WALKER
TOMPKINS, Ambrose - of Tenbury, the Old Wood, 13 Mar 1679.
wife Mary, son Ambrose when 21.
Guardians and Trustees: Edward WALKER &   Richard SMYTH of Tenbury.
Witnesses: Richard PITTS,   Mary PITTS,   Thomas SIMMONDS.
Proved 17 Jun 1680 - HCC.

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1681

BARRETT
DANGERFIELD
GODFREY
NASH
THOMAS
VOBE
WARNE
WOOD
THOMAS, Alice - of Mathon, 15 Jul 1681.
son Richard THOMAS;   cousins William BARRETT,   Richard THOMAS, William THOMAS and John THOMAS (all of the above cousins are mentioned as "my grandchildren");   cousin Francis WARNE my daur Anne's son;   daurs Margery BARRETT and Joane GODFREY;   cousin Margaret GODFREY;   son Richad THOMAS.
Appraisers of Inventory: Richard NASH,   Richard VOBE,   John WOOD,   Thomas DANGERFIELD, 2 Aug 1681.
Proved - Worcs.

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1684

ALLEN
HATTON
NICHOLS
TOMPKINS
TOMPKINS, William - of Claynes. (Ad)
Bond by Mary TOMPKINS of Claynes (wid & rel),   William TOMPKINS of Claynes, and Philip ALLEN of St. Nicholas.
Appraisers of Inventory: John HATTON,   Henry NICHOLS, 1 Dec 1684.
Admon 6 Dec 1684 - Worcs #508.

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1685

CLIFFE
DANGERFIELD
FAWKE
NASH
TAYLOR
TUCKER
TAYLOR, Richard - of Mathon, 17 Nov 1684.
son Joseph TAYLOR;   my wife Elianor;   sons Edmund TAYLOR and Henry TAYLOR;   daur Anne TAYLOR.
Witnesses: Richard NASH,   John TUCKER,   John DANGERFIELD.
Inventory by: Henry CLIFFE,   Richard FAWKE,   Richard NASH.
Proved 13 May 1685 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98150.

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1685

DONNE
MEYRICKE
MORGANS
TREYLOE
TREYLOE, Thomas - of Presteigne, glover, 3 Jun 1685.
to my grandchildren: James MORGANS, Elizabeth MORGANS & Silvester MORGANS;   to my daughter in law Elinor TREYLOE & her daughter Katherine TREYLOE;   to my grandchildren: Francis TREYLOE* & Elizabeth TREYLOE;   to my 5 children: Francis TREYLOE, William TREYLOE, Benjamin TREYLOE, Thomas TREYLOE & Jane MORGANS.
Witnesses: William DONNE &   Edmund TREYLOE & Hugh MEYRICKE.
Proved at Hereford 15 Jun 1685.

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1688

BOND
LANE
MOXAM
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, James - of Bromyard, joyner, 13 Jun 1688.
wife Mary.
Witnesses: Wm LANE,   Thomas MOXAM,   John BOND.
Proved 30 Aug 1688 - HCC.

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1688

CARTWRIGHT
HARRIS
REIGHNOLDS
TOMKINS
WYNN
TOMKINS, Elizabeth - of Leominster, 24 Aug 1688.
daur Elizabeth CARTWRIGHT wife of Wm CARTWRIGHT, ironmonger of Leom;   grandson Wm CARTWRIGHT;   sister Mrs. Jane REIGHNOLDS;   son Isaac TOMKINS of Leominster, pewterer.
Witnesses: John TOMKINS,   Edward WYNN,   Tho: HARRIS.
Proved 16 Oct 1688 - HCC.

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1688

DEURY
JAY
LEWIS
PATISHALL
SPENCER
TOMPKINS
WARNER
TOMPKINS, Anne - of Leominster, widow, "being of great age", 26 Sep 1684.
kinsman Roger DEURY the yr &   kinswoman his sister Elizabeth LEWIS the yr;   kinswoman Anne WARNER dau of Henry WARNER;   kinswoman Elizabeth LEWIS wife of Richard LEWIS of Leominster.
Witnesses: Roger SPENCER,   Joseph PATISHALL,   John JAY.
Proved 29 Nov 1688 - HCC.

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1689

CHURCHLAND
GABB
HEATH
TAILOR
TAYLOR
THE
TRISTRAM
WEBB
TAILOR, Thomas - of Much Malvern, glover. (Ad)
Inventory by: John WEBB,   Edmund CHURCHLAND,   John GABB,   Will THE.., 27 May 1689.
Admon by Edmund TAYLOR of Branceford,   Thomas HEATH of All Saints, Worcs,   Richard TRISTRAM of St. Helens, Worcs.
Admon 30 May 1689 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98164.

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1689

CLINTON
HUMPHRYS
PROBERTS
TOMKINS
WINTON
TOMKINS, Mary - of Leominster, 14 Jun 1689.
son in law John TOMKINS;   son in law William TOMKINS;   daur Mary;   Jane PROBERTS;   son Vincent TOMKINS;   sonn Benjamin TOMKINS, sonn Joseph TOMKINS.
Witnesses: James CLINTON,   Silvester HUMPHRYS,   Patience WINTON.
Proved 14 Jun 1689 - HCC.

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1690

PHILLIPPS
THOMAS
TOMKINS
WILLIM
TOMKINS, Anne - of St Nicholas, Hereford, spinster, 27 Feb 1689.
sister Winifred TOMKINS;   brother Roger TOMKINS and brother James TOMKINS late of Bromyard deceased.
Witnesses: Thomas PHILLIPPS,   Evans THOMAS,   Thomas WILLIM.
Proved 9 Apr 1690 - Hereford Deanery.

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1693

BISHOP
GODSALL
PARRY
PERKINS
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Bennett - of Yarkhill. Died 3 Sep 1692. (Ad)
Bond by Elianor TOMKINS of Yarkhill (the rel),   Jacobus PARRY of Same,   John BISHOP of Weston Beggard, agricolam. Walter GODSALL and Francis PERKINS.
Admon 29 Jul 1693 - HCC.
NB: my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1699

ABOTTS
BOSWOOD
BRIMHILL
ELMORE
POOLE
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, John - of Ashperton, 2 Aug 1699.
my friends James POOLE of Stretton Grandison and my father in law Thomas BOSWOOD;   land at Eggleton in Bishops Frome in possession of Edward BRIMHILL late in possession of William TAYLOR deceased;   my now wife Elizabeth;   the tuition and guardian of my children John, Anne, Elizabeth, & James.
Witnesses: James POOLE,   Anne BOSWOOD,   rich. ABOTTS,   Elianor ELMORE.
Proved 2 Sep 1699 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1700

BIGNALL
BOND
BREWSTER
HODGES
SEWARD
TOMKINS
WATKINS
WITHINGTON
TOMKINS, John - of Leominster, gent, 15 May 1699.
sister Amy BOND, wid;   {grandsons} Thomas son of my daur Anne WITHINGTON,   John eldest son of my daur Anne WITHINGTON and Isaac youngest son of my daur Anne WITHINGTON;   neece Elizabeth BIGNALL;  
Witnesses: Ben BREWSTER,   Saml SEWARD,   Ro: WATKINS,   Richd HODGES.
Proved 23 Apr 1700 - HCC.

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1702

KENT
MEREDITH
TAYLOR
THOMAS
TAYLOR als KENT, Ann - of Cradley. (Ad)
Joseph TAYLOR of Mathon (the brother),   John THOMAS of same,   Abednigo MEREDITH of same.
Admon 23 Sep 1702 - HCC; Ref FHL#91903.

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1707

BEVEN
DAVIES
DUPY
MATHEWS
TAYLOR
TYLER
TYLER, William - of Kington, 5 Mar 1704. Buried 10 Sep 1706.
Executors: son William TYLER,   Gabriell TAYLOR.
Beneficiaries: son William TYLER, grandson John TYLER, granddaughter? Elizabeth TYLER;   daughter Mary TAYLOR, granddaughter Jane TAYLOR, grandson William TAYLOR, Gabriell TAYLOR, John TAYLOR, Robert TAYLOR, granddaughter Elizabeth TAYLOR, Priscilla TAYLOR, Ann TAYLOR, son in law Gabriell TAYLOR.
Witnesses: Joan MATHEWS,   Stephen DAVIES,   Constans BEVEN.
Others involved: William DUPY.
Probate granted Hereford, 9 Oct 1707.

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1711

DAVIES
RAVENHILL
TOMKINS
WIDDRINGTON
TOMKINS, John - the elder of Eastwood, Tarrington, 23 Jun 1710.
son John TOMKINS of Eastwood.
Witnesses: Margrat WIDDRINGTON,   John DAVIES,   Jo: RAVENHILL.
Proved 27 Jul 1711 - HCC.

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1711

BAGGOTT
BIRCHLEY
JONES
MASON
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Richard - of Mathon. (Ad)
Ann TAYLOR, Mathon, widow;   Isaac MASON of same;   William BIRCHLEY of St Andrew Worcester, weaver.
Inventory by: Wm BAGGOTT,   Joseph TAYLOR &   Wm JONES, 20 Sep 1711.
Admon 30 Oct 1711 - Worcs.

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1712

FARMER
FISHER
SABIN
SENHOUSE
TAYLOR
TYLER
TYLER, Thomas - of Upton Bishop, Vicar, will 7 Feb 1711/2. Buried 22 Oct 1712.
Executor: wife Anne TYLER (residuary legatee)
Beneficiaries: niece Mary TAYLOR of Kynton Kington,   niece Sarah FARMER,   nephew Thomas SABIN,   Ann TAYLOR.
Witnesses: Peter SENHOUSE,   Mary SENHOUSE,   William FISHER.
Original will at HRO. Probate not attached.

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1713

COTTON
HARTLAND
PENNELL
PYTT
SEYMORE
TOMKINS
TOMPKINS
TOMPKINS, Martin - of Bosbury. (Ad)
Bond by Elizabeth PENNELL of Coste, Gloucs, widow,   John SEYMORE of Pixley, agricolam,   Humphrey COTTON of City of Hereford, Hospitem.
Appraisers of Inventory: John PYTT,   Jo: HARTLAND, 16 Feb 1713.
Joane TOMKINS, relict deceased inventory of good not admin by her.
Admon 17 Feb 1713 - HCC.

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1713

BROWNE
FREEMAN
FUDGER
TOMPKINS
TOMPKINS, Eleanor - of Little Yarkhill, Yarkhill, widow, 12 Dec 1710.
daurs Troth TOMPKINS and Elianor TOMPKINS;   "Land called Paddle Fields purchased of me from John FUDGER of Yarkhill";   son Francis TOMPKINS;   "Dwelling house of my brother John FREEMAN called Wellington in Bishop Froome".
Witnesses: Jo: FREEMAN,   Ri: BROWNE, Jo: BROWNE.
Proved 6 May 1713 - HCC.
NB: my 7th great grandmother - sjk

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1713

GILDING
HARRIS
SMITH
THOMAS
TROVELL
TROVELL, John - of Much Cowern, taylor.
daur Elizabeth, wife Winifred;   Estate in parish of Willhope;   godsons Richard SMITH and William HARRIS.
Witnesses: Joseph TROVELL,   Tho: GILDING,   Gabr THOMAS.
Gabr THOMAS.

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1716

ARNOLD
BREWER
CHILD
DREWETT
TISBERY
TYSBETY
TYSBETY, William - of Shalford, yeoman, snr. 6 Jan 1714/5. (signed TISBERY)
to my son-in-law Rowland DREWETT and daughter Susannah his wife - £1 each and to their three children 10s. each, residue to my son William exec.
Witnesses: Leonard CHILD,   Richard BREWER,   Richard ARNOLD.
Proved 25 May 1716 to exec. West Surrey FHS Will Abstracts, Vol 27  Surrey Commissary Court, 1697-1728. DW/PC/5/1716/30.

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1716

APPERLEY
COPE
EYRE
JAMES
TRAHARNE
WOODLEY
TRAHARNE, Thomas - of St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex, Gent, 4 May 1716. (when weak in body)
my brother John APPERLEY of Londingvower co. Carmarthen - a silver pint cup and 2 silver salts marked with two 'T's and one 'M' and to his eldest son Thomas APPERLEY - £20;   and to his second son Assirias APPERLEY - £20;   and to his daughter Mary APPERLEY - £20, to be paid within 6 months of my death.
Sole Executor: my son-in-law [?step-son] Francis COPE, also R&R.
Witnesses: William JAMES;   Joseph WOODLEY;   Jo: EYRE of Thavies Inn.
Proved PCC London 26 May 1716 by Francis COPE.

 

1717

COOK
DEEM
POWELL
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Thomas - of Little Yarkhill, Yarkhill, 27 Jul 1716.
nephew William son of William DEEM of Withington,   sister Margaret the wife of William DEEM of Withington;   Richard, Francis, & Mary the sons and daur of the said William and Margaret DEEM;   godson Francis son of Elizabeth COOK by John POWELL of Brockhampton, dcsd;   John, Richard, and Anthony POWELL the sons of Elizabeth COOK by John POWELL;   goddaur Elinor TOMKINS of Bristol;   niece Troth the wife of John TOMKINS of Little Hide;   nephew Francis TOMKINS of Little Yarkhill;   brother in law William COOK of Brockhampton.
Proved 18 May 1717 - HCC.
NB: brother to my 7th great grandmother - sjk

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1717

ALLEN
BAYNHAM
BEARD
CHEEK
DYER
FOY
GILBERT
HANDLEY
HOLLY
JOY
MARTIN
PHILLIP
PHILLIPS
ROBERT
ROBERTS
SKYRME
SMITH
TRAHERNE
WALWYN
TRAHERNE, John - of Lugwardine co Hereford, Gent, 5 Jul 1716.
To be interred in the Chancel (next to the Doctors seat) in Lugwardine Church and a marble stone to be placed on it.
to my cosen Edward TRAHERNE and his wife - £7 and same to his 2 daus;   my cosen Benjamin TRAHERNE, wife and daughter - £7;   cosen John TRAHERNE, Parson of Eastnor co Hereford and my cosen Katherine TRAHERNE - £7;   my cosen Philip TRAHERNE and ?cosen Margaret MARTIN - £7;   cosen John DYER and his wife - £7;   my cosen John TRAHERNE and his wife - £7, his son £3/10/- and 2 daus £7;   cosen Philip TRAHERNE junior and wife - £7;   cosen Ann TRAHERNE of .... (?London) and her sister Margaret £7;   a further £7 to two servants to put themselves in mourning at my funeral;   to each of the next a gold ring (with a death's head) worth 10/-:   [illeg]   Justin HOLLY/HOLEY;   lots more including various JPs;   cosen BAYNHAM, Mr Henry SMITH, Mr Thomas SMITH, cosen John HANDLEY.
cosen John BEARD, my cousin Katherine's servant;   cosen John TRAHERNE of Eastnor;   30 nobles to the members of the Haberdashers' Company of London.
Bequests to the poor of Lugwardine, Ledbury, Hampton and St Peter's,   Hereford, Dormington, Mordiford and Withington;   cosen SKYRME;   Mrs Milborough WALWYN and her sister Elizabeth - £5 each;   cosen Sarah ALLEN - £5;   cosen Charles DYER - £20;   cosen Katherine TRAHERNE - various pieces of furniture for life and then to cosen Thomas TRAHERNE (except for the picture of King Charles and a clock which go to cousin John TRAHERNE of Eastnor)
My 3 leasehold houses in Cheapside (London) to cosen Edward TRAHERNE;   cosen Philip TRAHERNE senior of City of Hereford and his daughter cosen Jane CHEEK;   cosen Elizabeth ROBERT and her sister Katherine [who may be living in the house in Hereford of Mr Thomas SMITH, mercer];   cosen Philip TRAHERNE of Hereford and his son Philip TRAHERNE;   cosen Ann JOY [or FOY] - £50 and her daughter Ann £10 at 21;   the widow of cosen Benjamin TRAHERNE - £50 and £200 to their only daughter;   cosen Edward TRAHERNE's daughter Ann £200 and her daughter Margaret £200.
A large legacy to Margaret ROBERTS (a servant) she aged 50 and not to marry any man under 40 who may drink away her inheritance leaving her in want;   cosen John TRAHERNE of Eastnor and [?his] sisters Ann and Susannah;   cosen Ann TRAHERNE als PHILLIPS of Hereford - £50;   cosen Gilbert [?cosen GILBERT];   cosen Charles PHILLIP, dyer;   cosen Edward TRAHERNE of London, pewterer.
Proved PCC London 12 Sep 1717.

 

1717

BAKER
CORBETT
DALLEY
NASH
TOMKINS
WIDRINGTON
TOMKINS, John - of Tarrington, 22 Mar 1716/17.
beloved sisters, Catherine WIDRINGTON and Mary BAKER, wid, and Anne wife of Richard DALLEY;   kinswoman Margaret WIDRINGTON daur of my sister WIDRINGTON.
Witnesses: John NASH,   Charles CORBETT.
Proved 15 Nov 1717 - HCC.

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1721

ACTON
JAMES
PATTRICK
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, John - of Yarkhill. (Ad)
Bond by Troth TOMKINS of Yarkhill (widow & relict),   William ACTON of Yarkhill,   Lancelot JAMES of Yarkhill and John PATTRICK.
Admon 18 Nov 1721.
NB: husband to the sister of my 6th great grandmother - sjk

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1723

BRADFORD
CARPENTER
CROFT
GOODE
LLOYD
TAYLOR
TYLER
WHEKON
TYLER, Elizabeth - of Dilwyn, 11 Jan 1722/3.
wife of the Revnd William TYLER of Dilwyn clerke (nee BRADFORD)
Executors: Revd Herbert CROFT of Stretford clerk,   John CARPENTER of Dilwyn Gent,   Gabriel TAYLOR of Kington glover.
Beneficiaries: husband William TYLER,   all my Children, specifically Elizabeth TYLER, Sarah TYLER.
Witnesses: John LLOYD clerk,   George GOODE,   Joane WHEKON ?  
Probate granted at Hereford, 8 May 1723. Original at HRO.

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1723

?COULEWICK
CHAMBERLAIN
DAVIES
EVANS
JONES
LEWIS
MORGAN
TONMAN
WITHERSTON
TONMAN, Roger - of the Vron i/t/p Llanvihangell nant Mellan (Diocese of St David's) Esq, 21 Oct 1722 (when weak in body)
My son Thomas TONMAN (<21)- all the Vron estate and tenements &c. settled on the children of my first wife if my daughter Elizabeth [TONMAN] should die unmarried or without issue on condition that Thomas pay my daughters Mary [TONMAN] and Anne [TONMAN] £500 each w/in a year of Elizabeth's death;   also all my estate at Llanvihangell bought of William ?COULEWICK on condition he pays Mary and Anne a further £100 each when he comes of age;   Mary and Anne - to have all my sheep, cattle, horses, silver, plate &c.
Guardians for all children: William CHAMBERLAIN,   my father Samuell TONMAN,   John JONES of Creebant and James LEWIS.
Executor: my son Thomas.
Witnesses: Margaret DAVIES,   Anne TONMAN,   Eliz. EVANS,   & Mary MORGAN.
Proved PCC 17 Aug 1723 by the Guardians as stated during the minority of  Thomas TONMAN.
Notes: [1] Testator said to be of co. Radnor, Gent in Probate.
[2] Roger TONMAN's first wife may have been Theodosia WITHERSTON mar 1706 at Sutton St Nicholas.

 

1724

CROFT
EVANS
HORDS
LAMBE
PRICE
READ
TAYLOR
TYLER
WARING
TYLER, John - of Hereford, Dean of Hereford & Bishop of Llandaff, 23 May 1724, 8 Jul 1724.
Executrix: wife Sarah TYLER.
Beneficiaries: great nephew John TYLER of Dilwyn (residual legatee);   wife Sarah TYLER;   nephew William TYLER, his wife & their four younger children;   niece Mary TAYLOR and her children (Gabriel, Robert, Jane, Priscilla & Elizabeth);   cousin Morgan EVANS vicar of Weobley, his wife Frances (neice of testator), their son John EVANS Archdeacon of Llandaff;   cousin William PRICE vicar of Llandaff (husband of a great neice);   cousin ---- CROFT vicar of Titley;   cousin Lacon LAMBE & his wife Elizabeth (another great neice).
Witnesses: Richard WARING clerk,   Jam: HORDS n.p.,   Ben: READ n.p.
Probate granted PCC London 28 Jul 1724, TNA Ref: PROB/11/598.

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1724

CROUCH
DANGERFIELD
GUINE
HILL
TAYLOR
VOBE
WOOD
TAYLOR, Joseph - of Mathon yeoman, 2 Jun 1724.
my wife Judith TAYLOR - land purchased of Edward WOOD, deceased;   my kinsman George TAYLOR son of my late brother Henry TAYLOR - 30£;   my kinswoman Mary GUINE sister to aforesaid George TAYLOR - 20£;   Richard TAYLOR and Elizabeth TAYLOR: son and daur of my kinsman Richard TAYLOR deceased;  
Trustees: friends Abraham CROUCH &   Robert DANGERFIELD both of Mathon.
Witnesses: John VOBE, James VOBE,   George HILL.
Proved 7 Nov 1724 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98280.

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1728

TUDOR
TUDOR, John of Kington, Gent.
Beneficiaries: refers to wife Mary, eldest son Humphrey TUDOR, son John TUDOR, youngest son Walter TUDOR;   Humphrey and John have already received their "portions" by transfer of a copyhold lands in Huntington;   wife Mary and son Walter get household stuff.
Probate granted 1728 at Hereford.

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1730

TRILLAH
TRILLAH, James - of Pipe, 29 Jul 1730. (Ad)
Administration of the Goods of James TRILLAH of Pipe granted to Richard TRILLAH his brother on 29 Jul 1730 at Hereford.

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1733

AVIS
BELSON
FOOT
SANDERSON
TRAHERNE
WATSON
TRAHERNE, Edward - Citizen & Pewterer of London, 16 Aug 1733.
To be buried near my late wife at St Leonard's Bromley [by Bow] co. Mddx;   my son-in-law Phillip WATSON - his debts to me forgiven providing he discharges my Executor from my debts to him;   my grandchildren Philip WATSON, Sarah WATSON and Thomas FOOT - £10 each at 21.
Sole Executor: my son-in-law Peter FOOT, he to have R&R.
Witnesses: Susan SANDERSON;   James BELSON;   Ad. AVIS.
Proved PCC London 18 Aug 1733 by Peter FOOT.

 

1735

BARNARD
BARTLETT
BENWELL
BETTESWORTHL
BRADLEY
DEWEY
DORMAN
DRAPER
FFAYRAM
FFOWLE
GLENISTER
HAMERSLEY
HAWKINS
HELIOT
HOOLE
JONES
KNAPLOCK
KNAPTON
KNELLER
LANGMAN
LEWIN
LONGMAN
MANWARING
NEVILE
NORWICK
PARKER
POTE
ROUND
SHEPHEARD
SMALL
STRAHAN
STRENDWICK
TONSON
TULL
TURNER
WATTS
WILLIAMS
WILSON
TONSON, Jacob - of St Mary le Strand, co. Middx, Stationer, 16 Aug 1735.
to George WILSON of Symmons Inn London Gent - all Mannors, Messuages, Lands &c in counties of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester for no other intent &c than the use of my eldest son Jacob TONSON in trust and if he & his heirs die then (successively) to my 2nd son Richard TONSON, 3rd son Samuel TONSON,   then to my 3 daughters Mary TONSON, Elizabeth TONSON and Anne TONSON equally as Tenants in common not as Joint Tenants;   whereas by of grant of assignment by my uncle Jacob TONSON I am entitled to a certain Collection of Pictures of Noblemen and Gentlemen commonly called the Kitt Catt Clubb by virtue I do hereby give the use of said Collection with their frames unto my said son Jacob TONSON, the pictures themselves to go to his eldest son (then a protracted succession if he dies, &c. and ultimately to daughter Mary TONSON);   whereas I have lately at some expense erected an edifice at Barns where the said Collection of Kitt Catt Pictures are now placed, I desire them to remain there and enjoyed by my uncle during his life, and the person who is entitled to the use of said Pictures shall after my uncle's decease enjoy the Old and New erected buildings at Barns but in case of my uncle surviving me, I request he assign the lease unto like use;   also mentions 2 Letters Patent, 25 Jan 6 Geo I and 12 Oct 1722 for several offices as Bookseller, Bookbinder, Stationer and Printer granted to my said uncle Jacob TONSON the Elder and to me the said Jacob TONSON the Younger I give &c the benefit of them to my sons &c, then to my kinsman and faithful servant Somersett DRAPER (son of my kinsman Somersett DRAPER of Wandsworth);   my house called Down Place House together with the farm house &c. situate at Water Oakley and Holly Port and Windsor or elsewhere, i/t/p Bray co. Berks to be sold to the best purchaser(s) asap after my decease and proceeds added to my personal estate, which I devise as followeth vizt: to my uncle Jacob TONSON (brother of my late father Richard TONSON) - 50gns and considering his age and his love of retirement from this Town and Business I hope he will forgive me that I have not laid so great a load on him as the care of my family and affairs, and I take this last opportunity of requesting his friendship of my children and such persons as have or shall be friends to them and I hope none of them will be wanting in using the best means they are capable of to deserve it… so - God Bless You;   to my dear friend that most worthy man Alexander SMALL Surgeon - £100 and do request his acceptance of it as a very small token of the many and kind services he has done me too often (I doubt) of is other patients and consequently to his own loss and a further 10gns for mourning.
Executors: my old friend Robert KNAPLOCK Citizen and Stationer of London - he to have £200 + 10gns for mourning,   my dear friend George WILSON of Symmonds Inn London - £200 + 10gns,   and my sons Jacob & Richard.
Other bequests: to my daughter Mary TONSON - £10,000 within 1 year + until then interest at 4% also all the jewels which she is now possessed and the Gold Watch with the Salver and Coffee Potts marked with the cypher "M:T";   to my son Samuel TONSON - £8,000 at 21;   to my daughter Elizabeth TONSON - £8,000 at 21, or at marriage if sooner;   to my daughter Ann TONSON - £8,000 at 21, or at marriage if sooner, and until they are 21 the interest at 3% out of my personal estate to be applied to their education and welfare, which includes placing out of son Samuel (with his consent) to such trade or profession as he shall be thought most capable of (and) not without the consent of my true friend John FFOWLE of Golden Square London Esq, who I do appoint guardian of said son Samuel & 2 daughters until they attain the age of one and twenty years (he) to have £100 for his care and trouble [Ed: not much, is it?!];   to John WATTS (my partner in the Printing Business) - 10gns for mourning;   to my true and faithful servant Thomas GLENISTER - he having entered into articles of agreement with me to serve me exclusive of all other business for 14 years for which I have paid him a sum of money in hand and besides have agreed a yearly salary and a further sum of £200 for care of my 2 sons Jacob and Richard during their apprenticeships - in regard to him and in confidence of his future care of my 2 sons I give him a further £50;   I discharge my kinsmam Somersett DRAPER and his son their debts to me (includes a mortgage of £500) + an income for 7 years;   to my servants Gabriel HELIOT and Robert FFAYRAM - £10 each and to continue in service until my execs think fit to discharge him;   to all my men and women servants who work under said Robert FFAYRAM for my service in the Bookbinding business - £5 within 1 year;   to my kinswoman Ann DRAPER (daughter of Somersett DRAPER) - £100 + 10gns;   to my kinswoman Dorothy DRAPER (daughter of Somersett DRAPER) - 10gns;   to my late servant Elizabeth BRADLEY (now Elizabeth TURNER) - £20 in grateful acknowledgment of her great care and attendance on me in my present illness (and) for the same reason to my servant Mary PARKER - £20;   to my servant William HAWKINS - £5;   to my coachman William NORWICK - £5;   to my servant John JONES - £5;   to my servant Mary MANWARING (nurse to my ch'n) - £8 p/a and I request all my children to be kind to her as it may happen in their way to serve her;   to Mary DORMAN widow - £5 and do desire my sons and servants to help her to such of my Business as she is capable of;   to my porter Philip SHEPHEARD - £5;   to my tenant Richard TURNER of Water Oakley co. Berks - 1 year's rent of the farm he holds of me in consideration of the badness of farming of late;   to my old acquaintance and true friend James ROUND Citizen and Stationer of London - £420 within 6mths + 10gns for mourning;   to Samuel HOOLE (father to my late dear wife), to my aunt Letitia STRENDWICK, to my kinsmen Jeremiah LEWIN, and Richard TULL, to my brother and sister HAMERSLEY, to my kinsman Somersett DRAPER and his wife, to my kinsman Nightingale DRAPER - 10gns to each respectively for mourning;   I do direct my execs to give rings to the value in weight of One Guinea each to all such persons as my sons Jacob & Richard shall direct and of this my last will on seven and twenty pages in my own handwriting I do hereby appoint (names of execs)
Witnesses: Dd WILLIAMS at Eton in Bucks;   Jos BENWELL at Eton in Bucks;   Joseph POTE at Eton in Bucks;   Eliz: BARTLETT at Eton in Bucks. I do futher give & bequeath to my servant Thomas BARNARD £5 and 2. my servant Mary PARKER £10.
Codicil: 6 Sep 1735. I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary TONSON - the pictures of my mother, my wife, and my self painted by the late Sr Godfrey KNELLER with the frames in which they are fixed.
Codicil: 17 Sep 1735. to my kinsman Somersett DRAPER of Wandsworth co Surrey Brewer - £100 and to my kinswoman Dorothy DRAPER £20.
Codicil: 11 Nov 1735. to my servant Mary PARKER - £20 + 10gns for mourning,   and to my servant Mary DEWEY - £5.
Codicil: 15 Nov 1735. to my daughter Elizabeth TONSON my silver tea kettle and lamp.
Codicil: 6 Dec 1735. On which day appeared personally John KNAPTON o/t/p St George London and Thomas LANGMAN of the same and respectively deposed that they were intimately acquainted with Jacob TONSON late o/t/p St Mary le Strand co. Middx Stationer deceased and with his manner and character of handwriting having often seen him write (and) having seen and carefully viewed writings purporting to be codicils to the said will respectively signed... say and depose that they verify and in their consciences believe (them) to be of the proper handwriting of the said Jacob TONSON dec'd.
Attested by: John KNAPTON,   Tho: LONGMAN (or LANGMAN), before William STRAHAN and Sandford NEVILE n.p.
Proved at London 6 Dec 1735 before William STRAHAN doctor at law, surrogate  of John BETTESWORTHL. TNA Ref: 11/674.

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1736

BAKER
BIDDULPH
BRIDGES
ELTON
GOODE
GREEN
TONSON
TULL
TONSON, Jacob the Elder - of London Citizen and Stationer, 2 Dec 1735.
I confirm the settlement on my late nephew Jacob TONSON of London Stationer deceased of all my Lands &c in Herefordshire and the same to be enjoyed as per his will;   to my nephew Richard TULL - £80pa. paid quarterly and… most earnestly recommend him to the friendship of my executor "not in the least doubting the humanity and good nature of my executor towards him" (but) my said nephew shall not have any claime either in Law or Equity on my estate;  ;   my executor to pay £5pa. for 2 yrs to Mr BRIDGES and Mr George ELTON to be distributed to "such poor persons of Ledbury as are not in the Poore Books";   the R&R of my real estate "in the severall countys of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire" + personal estate &c. to Jacob TONSON (son of my late nephew Jacob TONSON), he also exec.
Witnesses: John GREEN,   John GOODE.
Codicil: I am entitled to a messuage, &c and garden situationed at Barn Elmes in co. Surrey under a lease from the Dean & Chapter of St Pauls London… where I have a collection of several pictures… I transfer my right to the lease &c. to Jacob TONSON, son of my late nephew Jacob TONSON.
Proved 2 Apr 1736 - PCC. TNA Ref: PROB 11/676.
Note: On the face of it the 3 Jacob TONSON Wills (6 Dec 1735, 2 Apr 1736, and 23 Apr 1767 of uncle, nephew, and nephew's son) have nothing to do with Herefordshire; however Jacob the Elder owned a large amount of land in the Ledbury area of Herefordshire, and the Wills are a first step to tracing its descent via Sir William BAKER, from whom it is believed to have devolved to the Lords BIDDULPH who were Lords of the Manor in more recent times.

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1738

BACH
BERRINGTON
BOSWORTH
BRADFORD
BRAMPTON
CARPENTER
CHANDLER
CROWTHER
CRUMP
DUGGAN
EVANS
EVAVS
GILBERT
GOODE
GRIFFITHS
JONES
LAMBE
MONNINGTON
MORGAN
NEWTON
PAYNE
PHILLIPPS
PRICE
PUGH
ROGERS
SEWARD
SYMONDS
TAYLOR
TEDSTONE
THOMAS
TYLER
WEBB
WETTON
WHETTON
WITHINGTON
TYLER, John - of Dilwyn, Gentleman (very wealthy), 23 Nov 1737. Died 1 Jan 1737/8, Buried 3 Jan 1737/8.
Executor: wife Sarah TYLER.
Major beneficiaries (farms &c.): wife Sarah TYLER (nee ROGERS);   brothers William TYLER, Richard TYLER, sisters Sarah TYLER;   Jane EVAVS (wife of Revd Mr Thomas EVANS) & their daughters Sarah EVANS & Jane EVANS;   kinsman Mr Robert TAYLOR;   sister in Law Mrs Elizabeth ROGERS.
Minor beneficiaries (mourning rings &c.): Poor o/t/p Dilwyn,   those above plus aunt Mrs Joan ROGERS,   brother in law Revd Mr Lacon LAMBE,   uncle Mr Richard BRADFORD & his wife,   kinsman Mr Gabriel TAYLOR & his wife,   my friend Mr Wm CARPENTER,   my several friends Sir John MORGAN Baronet,   Edward MONNINGTON,   Bryan CROWTHER,   John SYMONDS of the Mynd,   William PHILLIPPS,   John BERRINGTON of Winsley,   and John LAMBE esqrs.,   Mr Thomas CARPENTER the younger of Tillington,   Mr Michael BRAMPTON,   and Mr Thomas CARPENTER of Weobley.
Witnesses: Joanne WHETTON,   John WETTON,   Richard JONES.
Others involved: (mainly tenants} Philip GILBERT,   Richard TEDSTONE,   John PAYNE,   John CARPENTER Gent deceased and Anne his wife,   William BACH of Leominster,   Thomas EVANS (not the Revd),   Charles WITHINGTON,   James NEWTON,   Richard CRUMP,   PUGH,   Samuel DUGGAN,   Issac GRIFFITHS,   Thomas CHANDLER,   THOMAS,   Mrs BOSWORTH widow,   Mr Michael BRAMPTON,   John PRICE,   Thomas ROGERS,   WEBB widow,   Thomas SEWARD,   Mr George GOODE.
Probate granted PCC 16 Feb 1737/8. TNA Ref: PROB 11/688.

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1738

BRAMPTON
CARPENTERS
CHANDLER
CRUMP
DUGGARS
EVANS
FERRAR
GRIFFITHS
LAMBE
NEWTON
PUGH
ROBERTS
SMALMAN
TAYLOR
TEDSTONE
THOMAS
TYLER
WITHINGTON
WOODHOUSE
TYLER, Richard - of Dilwyn, Gentleman, 4 Sep 1738. Died 13 Sep 1738.
Executor: brother in Law Revd Mr Thomas EVANS.
Beneficiaries: sister Sarah TYLER, brother William TYLER,   sister Elizabeth LAMBE,   sister Jane EVANS, brother in Law the Revd Mr Thomas EVANS,   kinsman Robert TAYLOR of Keinton Kington.
Witnesses: Michael BRAMPTON,   Geo: ROBERTS,   Jos SMALMAN.
Others involved: (mostly tenants) late CARPENTERS,   Richard TEDSTONE,   Ely FERRAR,   Thomas EVANS (not Revd Mr.),   Charles WITHINGTON,   James NEWTON,   Richard CRUMP,   PUGH,   Samel DUGGARS,   Isaac GRIFFITHS,   Thomas CHANDLER,   THOMAS,   Abigal WOODHOUSE,   late brother John TYLER Esqr, his then wife Sarah TYLER.
Probate granted at Herefored 22 Sep 1738. Original at HRO - Ref: L57/2.

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1742

CROUCH
LOADE
PITT
SOLLOWAY
SPENCER
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Richard - of Mathon, husbandman, 1 Jul 1742.
daur Elizabeth TAYLOR - 100£;   brother John TAYLOR;   brother George TAYLOR;   my wife Susanna TAYLOR;  
Trustees & Executors: Richard SOLLOWAY and John SPENCER both of Mathon.
Witnesses: Eliz. PITT,   Abraham CROUCH,   John LOADE.
Proved 28 Jul 1742 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98324.

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1742

AMUSS
FOX
KNOWLES
MOXAM
PHILLPOTS
POSTENS
STONE
TRAYLOE
TRAYLOE, Ambrose - of The Crown in Bromyard, 1 Feb 1742/3.
to my wife Elizabeth TRAYLOE - my house & lands for life and afterwards to the children of Francis STONE & Thomas STONE and the children of Thomas AMUSS & Thomas KNOWLES breechesmaker in Bromyard to be divided at discretion of my brother James TRAYLOE of Bromyard & Thomas MOXAM shoemaker of Bromyard who are to be trustees;   remainder to to my wife Elizabeth TRAYLOE*.
Witnesses: Thomas POSTENS,   Richard PHILLPOTS,   John FOX.
Proved Hereford 10 Aug 1742 by executrix named.

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1743

BAKER
CARTWRIGHT
COREN
DAVIES
DUPPA
GRANGER
MEREDITH
TOMKINS
TOMKINS, Thomas - of Leominster, pewterer, 12 May 1742.
late father Isaac TOMKINS, deceased;   late elder brother Isaac TOMKINS deceased;   my intermarriage with my former wife Anne daur of James DUPPA,   gent of the tenement where I now dwell, Leominster, Munckland;   one daughter now living named Anne by me begotten on my former wife Anne;   the said James DUPPA and Grace his wife;   late brother Isaac TOMKINS on his intermarriage with Mrs. Hannah GRANGER;   wife Elizabeth;   William CARTWRIGHT the younger;   the children of John COREN late of Eaton, dcsd;   William ap Hugh MEREDITH son of Elizabeth ap Hugh MEREDITH of Leominster, baker and Elizabeth DAVIES daur of Elizabeth ap Hugh MEREDITH;   Mr. Richard BAKER.
Proved 19 Jul 1743 - HCC.

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1748

BRADFORD
BRIDGES
COOPER
HERGEST
HILL
JONES
KING
MASON
NEWMAN
PRIECE
TAYLOR
TYLER
WELLINGTON
TYLER, William - of Noake in the parish of Pembridge, Esqr., 4 May 1747. Buried 13 Oct 1747
Executor: wife Margaret TYLER (nee BRADFORD)
Beneficiaries: son John TYLER, son William TYLER, son Edward TYLER, daughter Elizabeth TYLER.
Witnesses: Thomas TAYLOR of Noake in parish of Pembridge glover,   William KING of Stanton upon Arrow yeoman,   Edwd HILL Attorney Bristoll.
Others involved: (mainly tenants) William JONES,   William BRIDGES,   John HERGEST,   James PRIECE,   George WELLINGTON & Margaret his wife,   Ezekiel NEWMAN,   Edward COOPER,   James MASON.
Probate granted PCC, 23 Jan 1747/8, TNA Ref: PROB 11/759.

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1753

BERKELEY
BRIDGE
GODSALL
LONG
MSS
TREHERNE
TREHERNE, John - Rector of Eastnor co. Hereford, Clerk, 13 Jun 1751.
to be bur in Eastnor Church within the Rail on S. side of Communion Table.
So that my Executor shall not be troubled by any of my relations, I give such as shall prove their relationship to me either as 1st or 2nd cousins one shilling each on demand and not otherwise;   to the Revd Lucy BERKELEY brother to Rowland BERKELEY Esq of Cotheridg co. Worcs - my sermon notes & all MSS in my closet or scritoire in the parlour.
Sole Executor: my servant James LONG & to collect up all Tithes due to me from the parishes of Redmarley D'Abitot co. Worcs and Eastnor to pay my debts + funeral expenses, he and his wife having been most faithful servants, James also to have R&R.
Witnesses: William BRIDGE snr;   Richard GODSALL;   William BRIDGE jnr.
Proved PCC London 28 Jul 1753 by James LONG.

 

1758

DEEM
FREEMAN
HALES
JONES
LONG
RACSTER
TOMPKINS
WARD
TOMPKINS, Elizabeth - of the Orchards, Bromyard, 9 Nov 1753.
Widow and relict of Francis TOMPKINS late of Stretton G, gent.
late father Thomas JONES;   brother in law John FREEMAN of Gaines, sister FREEMAN his wife;   their sons and daur John, Thomas, Betty, Abigail, and Ann;   sister Mary LONG and her grandaur;   John RACSTER their sons Richard and Martin;   Richard HALES son of my late niece Catherine HALES;   cozen Humphrey WARD and Priscilla his wife and children;   godaur Elizabeth DEEM. No issue by Francis TOMPKINS.
Proved 30 Jun 1758 - HCC.
NB: wife to the brother of my 6th great grandmother - sjk

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1763

CARR
HOLLINGS
JONES
MATHEWS
TUDOR
WILLIAMS
WOOD
WRIGHT
TUDOR, Walter - of Hereford City, Carrier.
Beneficiaries: to wife Elizabeth, all tenements in St Nicholas, Hereford, for the term of her natural life, then same to be divided amongst their children, viz: Sarah (wife of Richard WOOD), Rebeka (wife of Francis HOLLINGS, Elizabeth (wife of James WILLIAMS), Martha (wife of Thomas JONES), and Mary TUDOR (also) £600 to be shared out amongst the same, viz: £150 each to Sarah, Rebeka, Martha and Mary;   £50 to granddaughter Elizabeth TUDOR;   £50 to grandson Walter TUDOR;   the interest from a fund of £150 to daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMS for her natural life, then same to be shared between her children, James and Francis;   Testator orders that any part of principal estate that comes to Elizabeth WILLIAMS after death of her mother is to be put in trust for her use during her life and then given to her children;   5s to daughter-in-law Elizabeth TUDOR.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: William CARR,   Jacob MATHEWS,   Geo WRIGHT.
Probate granted 1763 at Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1765

GLADWIN
JONES
LEWIES
TRILLOE
WATKINS
TRILLOE, Richard - of Breinton, yeoman, 1 May 1765. (sick and weak in body)
to my wife Ann* - my house etc in Pipe and Lyde now occupied by John WATKINS and all my goods.
Witnesses: Elizabeth (X) GLADWIN,   John LEWIES,   Henry JONES.
Proved at Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1767

ANDREWS
BAKER
BEDFORD
DRAPER
EMMOTT
FFAYRAM
HANMER
HARDY
HUDSON
KNIGHT
LEMPRIERE
SMITH
TONSON
TURNER
WALL
TONSON, Jacob - of St Mary le Strand, co. Middx, 7 Mar 1763.
to my sister Ann LEMPRIERE (wife of Phillip LEMPRIERE) - £1000;   to my brother-in-law Sr William BAKER Knt and Alderman - £500 and to each of his sons vizt William, Richard, Samuel, Jacob & John - £1000 each;   to Mary HUDSON (wife of Giles HUDSON of Aldermanbury) - £1000 and to her daughter Mary HUDSON - the like sum of £1000;   to Mary SMITH (wife of Thomas SMITH of Parliament St Westminster) - £1000 + £20 for mourning + the lease of the house where she lives in Parliament St which I hold from the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge for 72 yrs from Lady Day 1749;   to my kinsman Nightingale DRAPER - £400 which he owes me on mortgage of his estate in Shropshire + all the Bonds owing from him to me;   to my servant John HARDY (my Bookkeeper) - £100 + 10gns for mourning;   to my worthy friend & acquaintance Grosvenor BEDFORD of New Palace Yard Westminster - £500 + 20gns for mourning;   to my old servant Robert FFAYRAM - £50 + 10gns for mourning;   to my servant Thomas WALL - 20gns + 10gns for mourning;   to my housekeeper Elizabeth TURNER - 20gns + 10gns for mourning;   to my servant John KNIGHT - 10gns + all my wearing apparel (linnen & woollen);   to each of the other servants and maid servts who shall live with me at the time of my decease - one years wages;   and to my porter [blank] HANMER - 10gns;  
Executor: my brother Richard TONSON;   he to have R&R.
Attested by: John ANDREWS o/t/p St Michael Bassishaw London Taylor and John EMMOTT of the same Taylor.
Proved at London 23 Apr 1767 to Richard TONSON. TNA Ref: 11/928.

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1769

TRILLOE
TRILLOE, John - of Pipe, 10 Dec 1769. (Ad)
Administration of the Goods of John TRILLOE of Pipe granted to Margaret TRILLOE his widow on 10 Dec 1769 at Hereford.

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1772

GWINN
HALLINGS
JONES
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, James - of Bosbury, 11 May 1771.
son Tomas TAYLOR - Warsaw Field, Bosbury,   son James TAYLOR, daur Mary TAYLOR, son John TAYLOR;   daurs Hannah, Sarah and Anne;   wife Catherine TAYLOR.
Witnesses: John JONES,   Thos GWINN,   Richard HALLINGS.
Proved 27 Apr 1772 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1777

AMBLER
HOMES
JONES
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Elizabeth - of Bishops Frome, widow, 27 Mar 1776.
grandaurs Elizabeth AMBLER and Ann AMBLER;   daur Ann AMBLER wife of John AMBLER;   Edward JONES of Hatfield.
Witnesses: J. HOMES, Ann HOMES.
Proved 16 Jul 1777 - Worcs; Ref FHL#91609.

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1788

?TAYLOR
FRYER
HILL
LANE
LAWRENCE
LYCETT
NEWMAN
STOCK
TAYLOR
TRISTRAM
WILLIAMS
TAYLOR, Isaac - of Ross co. Hereford, Surveyor, 13 Nov 1786.
to my sister-in-law Elizabeth STOCK the free use of the house I now live in and its contents for life and an annuity of £20 p.a. twice yearly;   after her death, that house and the next adjoining (latterly occupied by Mr … [sic] WILLIAMS) to my daughter Anna Jemima LANE for ever;   after the death of Mrs Elizabeth STOCK all my furniture and linen etc to be equally divided between my two daughters Anna Jemima LANE and Elizabeth [?TAYLOR];   I give in trust to Mr Walter HILL of Grays Inn, London and Mr James FRYER, Currier of Ross all my Personal Estate in Bonds or in the Funds to be divided between my 2 daughters;   to my son-in-law James LANE all Debts owed to me.
Witnesses: W LAWRENCE;   H[enry or perhaps umphrey] J LYCETT;   Thos TRISTRAM.
Admon (with Will annexed) 11 Sep 1788 London (PCC) to daughter Anna  Jemima LANE wife of James LANE the younger.
Notes: [1] Isaac TAYLOR mar Eleanor NEWMAN 23 Dec 1759 at Ross.
[2] Anna Jemima TAYLOR mar James LANE 1 Jan 1785 at Leominster.

 

1789

BADHAM
DILLOW
GROSSE
KNIGHT
LONDON
SMITH
TOMKINS
WILLIAMS
TOMKINS, Benjamin - of Wellington, 16 Apr 1789.
son Thomas;   wife Ann;   land purchase of Thomas GROSSE, Causway Black, Hereford, Kings Pyon;   son Benjamin, land purchased of Thomas Andrew KNIGHT;   daur Elizabeth BADHAM;   grandchildren;   son-in-law William BADHAM;   grandsons Richard BADHAM, William BADHAM,   John BADHAM, Thomas BADHAM &   Ann SMITH when age 25;   daur Mary WILLIAMS.
Witnesses: John SMITH,   Thomas DILLOW,   Richd LONDON.
Proved 1 Jul 1789 - HCC.

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1800

HOPLEY
LOYD
TOMPKINS
VALE
TOMPKINS, Francis - of Avenbury, wheelwright, 25 Jul 1797.
wife Mary - "land at Munderfield, Avenbury";   oldest son Henry TOMPKINS;   John HOPLEY of Avenbury;   daur Nancy TOMPKINS;   youngest son Edward TOMPKINS.
Witnesses: Robt VALE, Sr;   William LOYD, Francis LOYD.
Proved 24 May 1800 - HCC.

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1802

TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Eleanor - of Stourbridge. (Ad)
To William TAYLOR of Stourbridge, the lawful husband.
Admon 3 May 1802 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98399.
NB: my 4th great grand aunt - sjk

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1814

HAYLER
MOYRICK
PORK
THOMPSON
VINALL
WOATHORALL
THOMPSON, John - of Chatham, Master Joiner of His Majesty's Dock Yard at Chatham co. Kent, 28 Jul 1814.
Executor & Executrix: my friend John VINALL the elder of Brompton co. Kent & my wife Mary.
Bequests: to said Mary - my personal Estate &c. she remaining my Widow and thereaftoer to my friends George WOATHORALL of Brompton co. Kent &   the aforesaid John VINALL In Trust for my grandson John PORK farmer the sum of £350 5% Navy Bank Stock Annuities;   all R&R to my daughter Mary.   Signed J. THOMPSON SS, with
Witnesses: Phobe HAYLER,   Jth VINALL.
Proved London 26 Sep 1814 before the Wshpfl Saml. xxx MOYRICK LLD. & Surr. by Oath of John VINALL the Elder one of the Exors sworn to admn. power &c to Mary THOMPSON wid &c.
TNA Ref: PROB 11/1560.

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1816

BRITTON
COOKE
DAVIES
HARDS
HARRIS
JAY
KYRWOOD
LEWIS
TRILLOE
WARD
TRILLOE, William - of Wellington, gentleman, 28 May 1815.
to be buried at Burghill an altar tomb to be built over my grave;   to my wife Hester TRILLOE - my house etc in Wellington for her life then to my son James TRILLOE* and he to pay £100 to my son Henry TRILLOE;   after my wife's death my son James to have husbandry implements, householdstuff except beds etc I give to my son Henry & my daughters Lucy, Elianor & Penelope;   to (son) James - land in Wellington between lands of Somerset DAVIES & Madam BRITTON;   to my son Joseph TRILLOE of Tillington farmer - my house in the Goal Lane of St.Peter's parish, Hereford, for his life and then to his wife Mary TRILLOE for life & then to be sold & divided between their surviving ch'n;   Mr Richard COOKE* of Hereford & Thomas JAY* esquire of Dearedale in the same county to be my trustees to have £1400 secured on mortgage in Little Dewchurch part of the interest to support my wife, the rest to be divided between my daughters Sarah HARRIS, Frances KYRWOOD, Elianor, Lucy TRILLOE, & Penelope TRILLOE, & my sons Henry TRILLOE, Joseph TRILLOE & James TRILLOE;   to Elizabeth LEWIS - £10;   to Eleanor LEWIS - £10.
Witnesses: Thos DAVIES of Hereford,   Matthw HARDS of Wellington,   Wm WARD of Hereford.
Proved Hereford 17 Apr 1816 by James TRILLOE & Thomas JAY executors named,  power reserved for Richard COOKE.

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1831

SIDDENS
TAYLOR
TAYLOR, John - late of Stourbridge, butcher, 11 Sep 1830.
friends Paul SIDDENS of Ettingsley, Stafford, butcher &   Henry SIDDENS of Brierley Hill, Staff, butcher;   wife Sarah TAYLOR;   children namely Rebecca, John, Mary, Henry, Sarah, Ann & Phebe.
Proved 4 Apr 1831 - Worcs.

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1841

COLLINS
DAUBENY
ELY
GIBBS
HAYLER
PECHE
THOMPSON
VINALL
THOMPSON, Mary - of the City of Rochester, 13 Nov 1834.
widow of John THOMPSON late Master Joiner of His Majesty's Dock Yard at Chatham co. Kent.
Bequests: to my daughter Elizabeth (now or late wife of Richard COLLINS of the Strand co. Middlesex siversmith), my granddaughter Mary COLLINS and my grandson Richard COLLINS (daughter and son of said daughter Elizabeth), if still living 3 mths next after my decease but not otherwise - £50 stock new 4% Bank annuities in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, the aforesaid legacies for Elizabeth & Mary's separate use &c. free from the control of any husband &c.;   to John VINALL of Brompton i/t/p Gillingham co. Kent late master Bricklayer in His Majesty's said Dock Yard of Chatham and William HAYLER of Chatham afsd Watchmaker and Silversmith - 2gns each for a ring as a small token of my great respect for them;   to my daughter Mary the wife of George ELY of the said City of Rochester Esquire - all R&R absolutely for her own separate use &c.
Executors & Executrix: said John VINALL and William HAYLER, and my said daughter Mary ELY.   Signed Mary THOMPSON SS, with:
Witnesses: Martha PECHE Rochester. -- J GIBBS Solicitor Rochester.
Proved at London 18 Dec 1841 before Wshpfl John DAUBENY LLD. and Surr. by.
by Oaths of William HAYLER and Mary ELY widow. TNA Ref: 11/1955

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1847

JAUNCEY
TUDGE
TUDGE, William - of Cradley, 1 Oct 1836. Died Oct 1836.
wife Ann;   children John, Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Ann & Thomas TUDGE;  
Sole Executor: Mr. John JAUNCEY of Hollingshill.
Proved 10 Apr 1847; Ref FHL#91620.

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