Herefordshire Wills

Abstracts of Herefordshire Probate Records

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

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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:-

 

1679

BROCKE
BROWNE
DOBBINS
HARRISON
HATTON
HOPTON
JONES
NUTHALL
TAYLOR
UNETT
WYNDESOR
UNETT, Francis - of Castle Froome, Esq., 30 Apr 1672.
Tripartite Indenture: 25 Apr 1660 - 1st part myself and 2nd part Sir Edward HOPTON of Canon Frome,   3rd part Elizabeth my now wife;   lands, etc bought by William UNETT, Esq. my grandfather of Roger BROWNE;   3 sons and 5 daurs viz. Francis, Robert, William, Alice, Deborah,   Elizabeth, Mary, & Catherine;   brother Sir Richard HATTON and nephew Edward HOPTON of Cannon Frome, Esq. and to Robert DOBBINS of Evesbatch, Esq. 2 eldest daurs Alice UNETT and Deborah UNETT - 500£ ea;   3 younger daurs and 2 youngers sons - 400£ ea.
Witnesses: Deborah HOPTON,   Mary WYNDESOR,   William HATTON, Ri: HATTON,   Thomas HARRISON,   William NUTHALL.
Codicil: 27 Apr 1678 - on sale of timber and trees to support children.
Witnesses: Ri: HOPTON,   Ric: UNETT,   John JONES,   Christo: TAYLOR;   Jo: BROCKE.
Proved 4 Apr 1679 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1685

ABELL
BROWNE
LANE
NASH
UNETT
WEIGHT
UNETT als ABELL, George - of Bishops Froome, Paunton, 9 Oct 1680.
grandchild Anne WEIGHT - 30£,   grandchild Elizabeth WEIGHT - 30£,   grandchild Elinor WEIGHT - 20£ when they accomplish 21 yrs old.
Overseers: sonn George UNETT als ABELL and cozen Thomas WEIGHT of the Dovefield.
brother Richard UNETT,   loving son John WEIGHT*.
Witnesses: William BROWNE,   Robert LANE,   John NASH.
Proved 10 Aug 1685 - HCC.
NB: my 9th great grandfather-sjk

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1691

BARNES
BATEMAN
BRICH
COLLINS
DILWYN
DITTONS
HILL
HODGES
JOHNSON
LANE
UNETT
UNETTS
WOOD
UNETT, George - of Whitbourn, 14 Apr 1691.
brother William UNETTS daur - 5£;   Samuel DITTONS 2 eldest daur -30£;   the 3 eldest daurs of Thomas WOOD who married my niece -30£;   Eleanor wife of Richad BARNES of Acton - 5 £;   Poor of Whitbourne;   godson the son of Thomas LANE of Tedstone - 50s.;   godson the son of Tho: WOOD - 50s.;   the 2 daurs of Nathaniel BATEMAN - 3£;   the 2 eldest daurs of Michael DILWYN - 40£;   godson George the son of Michael DILWYN - 10£;   Freeland at Whitborne to John HODGES - he paying to his youngest sister Sarah HODGES;   my wife - after her death sons and daurs of my son in law James HODGES;   friend William JOHNSON and son in law James HODGES.
Witnesses: Brisl. BRICH,   Joan COLLINS,   Tho: HILL.
Proved 1 Nov 1691 - HCC.
NB: brother to my 8th great grandmother-sjk

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1704

BARTON
DANGERFIELD
HART
STOCKTON
TIPING
UNETT
UNITT
UNETT, William - Senior of Mathon, 16 Nov 1703.
son William UNETT - 20s.;   daur Mary STOCKTON - 1s.;   cousins Richard UNETT, Peter UNETT, Edmund UNETT, Samuel UNETT,   Sara BARTON and Elizabeth HART;   wife Mary UNETT, son Thomas UNETT, Esq.
Witnesses: William UNITT Jr,   John DANGERFIELD,   William TIPING.
Inventory: 15 Feb 1703.
Proved 29 Apr 1704 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98210.

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1711

UNETT
UNETT, Thomas - of Newland, 17 Aug 1711.
dear wife Elizabeth quick with her first child.
Proved 3 Nov 1711 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98231.

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1713

BAYLIS
COTTERRELL
DEAVES
DIGHTON
GEORGE
HEMING
HEMMING
MASELL
UNETT
WEIGHT
UNETT, Elinor - widow & relict of William UNETT of Hotfield in Norton juxta Kemsey, 26 Mar 1713.
Henry COTTERRELL - 2£ 10s.;   loving sister Susana WEIGHT - 1 guinea,   brother William HEMING - 1 guinea;   Edith DIGHTON - 5£,   Edward DEAVES - 6£,   Richard HEMING of Worcester city, barbar & chandler - 5£;   James BAYLIS;   Poor of Norton - 1£;   Richard HEMMING* of Acton Beauchamp.
Witnesses: MASELL, George (sic: or Masell GEORGE?) Bins of Suttons Sturmy, Tenbury, Worcs, tymberman.
Proved 11 Apr 1713 - Worcs.
NB: wife to the brother of my 8th great grandmother-sjk

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1714

BOOTH
DAGG
DUGMORE
HANKINS
MORGAN
SMITH
UNETT
UNETTS
VOBE
VOBES
WYNNE
UNETT, William - of Bosbury, gent, 3 Sep 1714.
wife Anne UNETT;   friend Robert UNETT of the Birchend, Esq.;   wife's eldest brother's son, Anthony VOBE,   another son of wife's brother Thomas VOBE;   cousen James VOBES eldest daur - 3£;   wife's kinswomen Catherine VOBE and Lydia VOBE daughters of wife's elder brother;   goddaur Grace VOBE daur of my late brother in law William VOBE deceased;   kinsman William DUGMORE and his eldest daur;   kinswoman Elizabeth HANKINS wid;   kinswoman Elizabeth DAGG;   brother James UNETTS daur;   kinswoman Elizabeth SMITH daur of Thomas SMITH;   kinsman William MORGAN;   sister Anne MORGAN;   sister Eleanor HANKINS.
Witnesses: Humphrey WYNNE,   George BOOTH,   Richd UNETT.
Proved 13 Nov 1714 - HCC; FHL#91598.

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1759

BRACE
BREWER
BULLOCK
GRUNDY
HOMES
HOOK
LANE
PRITCHARD
PROSSER
RACSTER
TIPTON
UNETT
YATE
YATES
UNETT, Robert - of Cradley, Esq, 25 Jun 1759.
kinsman James BRACE of Hereford, innholder,   Robert BRACE son of the said James BRACE;   kinsman Robert UNETT - land at Bosbury;   James, Herbert, Mary, Ann, and Margaret BRACE the brothers and sisters of said Robert BRACE;   John TIPTON,   John BREWER,   John YATES and John PRITCHARD;   Sarah UNETT daur of my kinsman Robert UNETT;   Money due me from Edward PROSSER of Evesbatch;   Mary another daur of said Robert UNETT my kinsman;   Money due from Robert Dobbyns YATE, Esq. late servant Ann RACSTER, wife of William RACSTER of Cradley;   later servant Sarah LANE;   godson John HOMES of the Townsend, Stretton Grandison, gent.
Witnesses: BULLOCK/ HOOK/ GRUNDY.
Proved 6 Dec 1759 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

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