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:-

 

1541

GRENE
WHELAR
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Jho (John) - of Grimley, 18 Jan 1541/2.
"To be buried Grymley";   my son Thomas,   Jhon, Edwarde, William, Margett;   wife Yssabelt.
Overseer: Tho GRENE.
Witness: Edmond WHELAR.
Proved 24 May 1541 - Worcs 1541/#9.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1544

BEDFORT
COUPER
HENONDE
NOVEN
PHILLIP
POLL
WALL
WALL, William - of Kingsland, 1544.
wife Johan*, son Harry, dau Katherine;   father in law Harry NOVEN;   brother Thomas WALL.
Mentioned: Thomas PHILLIP,   Edward COUPER.
Overseers: father in law Harry NOVEN, brother Thomas.
Creditor: John BEDFORT.
Debtor: Richard HENONDE the younger of Morton.
Witnesses: Sir Thomas POLL priest,   Harry NOVEN, brother Thomas.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1555

AWHYTNEY
BASKERVELE
DAVID
JOHN
MORGAN
WHYTNEY
WYLLIS
WHYTNEY, Robert - of Castleton, gent., 17 Jul 1555.
sick in body;   to be buried in parish church;   to Hereford Cathedral;   to vicar of Clyfford a mortuary;   my goods to my son Nyclas AWHYTNEY* & my wife Elizabeth* & they are to give to marriage of Elinor & Margaret my daughters;   to my son Thomas AWHYTNEY for ever my lands called Lloyne-whayene [Llwyn y waun] in Craswell mortgaged to John BASKERVELE & Thomas is to redeem them when he will.
Witnesses: Sir Androwe vicar of St. Mary church &   John ap JOHN &   Howell DAVID &   William MORGAN &   John WYLLIS, etc.
Will dated 17 Jul 1555. Proved at Hereford 1555.  HRO: Acts of Office; court books, 1555-6, f28; Hereford Probates, 555/1v.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1559

GRENLY
TAYLOR
WALSALL
WALSALL, John - of Over Staunton, 1559.
wife Kateryn*;   son Richard;   grandson John WALSALL son of Richard;   granddaughters Ellinor and Kateryn;   dau Isabell wife of Philip GRENLY.
Witnesses: Phelip GRENLY of Stanysbach,   George TAYLOR.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1559

BAXSTER
CAXSTER
LONGE
TYLLAM
WOODYATE
WOODYATE, Richard - the elder of the Nuppend, Cradley, 4 Jan 1559.
my son Ric.;   my daur Issabell - 20£ Alys (BAXSTER or CAXSTER?);   John WOODYATE;   Divided amongst all my children by yeven portions;   Xxofer {Christopher} LONGE;  
Overseers: my son in law Thomas TYLLAM and my son Ric.
Proved 1559 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91675.
NB: my 12th great grandfather - sjk

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1563

BODY
FLECHER
GRYNELIE
GRYNELYEY
WALLSAM
WALLSAM, Catherine - of Staunton on Arrow, 1563.
dau Elizabeth, Anne;   granddaughter Cateryne dau of Elizabeth.
Mentioned: Philip GRYNELYEY,   William BODY.
Witnesses: John GRYNELIE,   Johan FLECHER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1567

BLACKESHAWE
CHARLES
CROFTE
CROMPTON
GLOVER
MORCOTE
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, Cataren - of Pembridge, 1567.
dau Anne WELLINGTON;   sons Roland, Walter* and John.
Beneficiaries: four children of son Roland,   four children of son Walter, five children of son John,   four children of Henry CROFTE,   children of Thomas GLOVER the younger.
Overseers: John MORCOTE,   Alles CROMPTON, son John.
Debtor: son Roland.
Witnesses: John MORCOTE,   Walter CHARLES,   Robarte BLACKESHAWE curate of Pembridge.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1569

A'WOODHOWSE
CHARLIS
GRYME
HOSKYNS
PROUDE
PRUDE
TAILOR
VICARES
WOODHOWSE
WOODHOWSE, William - of Staunton on Arrow, husbandman, 21 Feb 1568. (sick in body)
to be buried in Staunton church;   to Johan A WOODHOWSE (my daughter in law) - use of a table etc in her widowhood;   to Thomas A WOODHOWSE* (son of my eldest son John A WOODHOWSE);   to Elizabeth A WOODHOWSE - a cow etc;   to my son John's children & my son Thomas's children - half my sheep;   the other half to my wife & to Thomas the son of Thomas A WOODHOWSE;   to my wife and Thomas the son of John A… - a cow etc in the custody of William WOODHOWSE of Shobdon otherwise called William PROUDE;   to John A WOODHOWSE - a brass pot;   to Edward A WOODHOWSE - a brass pot;   to Thomas A WOODHOWSE (my son) - 5 marks;   the other 5 marks I give to Thomas A WOODHOWSE the son of John A WOODHOWSE & Johan his mother;   to Thomas* (my son) - £6 13s. 4d. in the hands of John GRYME;   to the parish poor 12d.;   to my wife and Thomas the son of John A WOODHOWSE - 20s. which William WOODHOWSE alias PRUDE owes me;   to Elizabeth (my wife) & Thomas son of John A WOODHOUSE - corn in the barn etc.
Witnesses: Thomas CHARLIS vicar of Staunton,   William VICARES,   Stephen HOSKYNS, with others.
Debtors: John GRYME - £6 13s. 4d.;   William WOODHOWSE alias PRUDE - 20s.;   William TAILOR 4s.
Proved Hereford 1569.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1578

GRUNDYE
RESTELL
TWINNINGE
WIETE
WIETE, Randoll - of Staunton, 24 Mar --.
"Body to be buried Staunton";   my son Thomas - 12£;   my sonne on{e} bedstede with the consent of my father and mother;   the 18th year of his age;   my wife Margerate.
Overseers: my friends Jhon RESTELL and Robart GRUNDYE.
Inventory by: Robart GRUNDYE &   Robart TWINNINGE.
Proved 22 --- 1578 - Worcs 1578/#65; Ref FHL#97921.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1578

LYNTON
MAR
MORTON
WHOME
WHYTING
WOOD
WOOD, William - of Evesbache, 4 Feb 1577.
my daur Katheryn - 40£;   my daur Blaunche - 40£;   my son Richard - 40£;   my son Thomas;   Alice (my wife, and mother of Anthony);   my son Anthony - lands of Anthony MORTON, Esq.;   my son William - 40£.
Witnesses: Richard WHYTING the elder,   Wm LYNTON,   Roger MAR,   Anthony WOOD.
Owes: Richard WHOME xxs. among his list of debts.
Proved 2 May 1578 - PCC; Ref FHL#91957 PCC 1578/Folio 19.

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1578

BADHAM
HAYWOOD
SHIRKLAND
WARMSTRYE
WIAT
WYATT
WIAT, Ursula - of St. Albans, Worcs, widow, 30 May 1578.
son Raffe WYATT;   Poor of St. Nicholas, St Martens, St Michaels in Bedwardine and every other parish in Worcs;   Household at signe of the talbott in occupation of Nicholas SHIRKLAND;   my daur Dorathie HAYWOOD;   my son in law Mr. WARMSTRYE;   my cozen Robert WARMSTRYE;   sons and daurs of son Raff WYATT;   sons and daurs of my son in law Richard BADHAM dcsd;   Anne WARMSTRYE (daur to my son in law);   son in law Thomas HAYWOOD.
Proved 1578 - Worcs 1578/#64; Ref FHL#97921.

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1579

APHARRYE
BROKE
BROWNE
CURTEIS
DELABERE
GRIFFITH
KYNNERSLEY
LOWNDER
MEREDITH
MYLLARD
PATESHALL
PIGE
POLE
REYNOLDS
ROWLAND
STORYE
TRACEY
WEALSHE
WELSHE
WHITTINGTON
WILTON
WHITTINGTON, Alexander - of Holme Lacy Esquire, 5 Jun 1579 [21 Eliz]
my loving wief Anne WHITTINGTON - all goods &c. at my house and landes of Home Lacie;   my sonne Richard WHITTINGTON - one bill of debt for tenn poundes which John APHARRYE doeth owe me, some plate and 6 silver spoones;   sonne William WHITTINGTON - fower hundreth shepe... a silver salt at Notgrove... 4 silver spoones and all other debts which he oweth me;   sonne George WHITTINGTON - one hundreth shepe... and £20 p.a. out of my landes in Notgrove during the minority of John WHITTINGTON and after during the naturall life of one Alice STORYE sometime wief of John WILTON;   sonne Rowland WHITTINGTON - one copiehold in Notgrove co.Gloucester ... and landes in Middleton and Lempster co. Hereford;   sonne Robert WHITTINGTON - one ale cuppe of silver, landes &c. in maintenance or possession of Richd MEREDITH,   John KYNNERSLEY,   and John BROKE;   my daughters Jane and Elizabeth - (each) one ale cuppe of silver;   to Anne PATESHALL (Jane's daughter) - one coverlett of silk quilted coloured yellow to be delivered when my Wiffe shall think fit;   John WHITTINGTON sonne and heire of Christopher WHITTINGTON lately deceased - twoe hundred sheepe to be delivered when he's 21... on condition that "he doe become bounden to Willm PATESHALL my sonne in law and to Willm WHITTINGTON my sonne... other conditions mention lease made to his mother in Donnington, landes in Radnorsheire, and £3 yearely paid oute of Notgrove by the award of Sir John TRACEY Knight and Harry POLE esquyer and he "do nor shall marry without the consent and good lyking of Leonard PATESHALL [Ed: DELABERE?], Richard WHITTINGTON and Willm WHITTINGTON or twoe of them".
John when 21 to pay his brothers Alexander, Richard, Thomas and Francis "xls apeece";   and his sisters Jane, Ellenor and Marye - xl li conditionally on them marrying by "consent of my executors and overseers or twoe of them".
Property: the Woode nowe growing at Homlacye called the Birchgrove ;   to my man John GRIFFITH - five markes;   to my cosen Jane DELABERE - one cowe;   my mannor and landes at Notgrove and Hartford.
Overseers: Leonard DELABERE Esquyer,   Willm PATESHALL,   and Richard WHITTINGTON gentlemen.
Executors: sons William and George, 23 Jul 1578.
Also Mentions: my sonne in lawe Edward WEALSHE;   I will that REYNOLDS and CURTEIS shall have copyes of the houses they nowe dwell in;   Hughe WELSHE (Edward's son).
Witnesses: Leonard DELABERE,   Willm PATESHALL,   Hughe WELSHE.
Memorandum: son George "for his better maintenance in some one of the Inns of courte... not being letten with any sickness of his body or plague in London";   tenants Willm BROWNE,   Thomas MYLLARD,   John PIGE,   Robert LOWNDER;   landes and hereditaments in Donnington and Aston Ingham, co. Hereford,   and in Notgrove and Naunton, co. Gloucester.
Witnesses: Jane PATESHALL,   John GRIFFITH,   Willm ROWLAND,   and George WHITTINGTON. The testators marke, 5 Jun [21 Eliz]
Proved at London 30 Jun 1579. PRO Ref: PROB 11/61.

Contact: Michael Miller

 

1580

BOTALPHE
NORMECOT
ONSELOWE
ROBARTSON
WILKS
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, John - of Acton Scot, 1580.
wife Margery;   daus Margaret and Sosane;   sons Richard, Henry, Launcelot, Thomas and John.
Debtors: Nycolas ONSELOWE,   Peter WILKS.
Witnesses: Roger NORMECOT clerk,   Launcelot BOTALPHE,   John ROBARTSON.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1582

BROMPTON
SMITHE
WEAVER
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Thomas - of Titley, 1582.
wife Elnor;   sons William and John.
Witnesses: John WEAVER,   John SMITHE,   Richard BROMPTON clerke.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1584

COMMEY
FEPPES
PERKS
PYKE
SMYTH
WODHOUSE
WODOUSE
WODHOUSE, Edward - of Acton Scot, 1584.
brother Humfrey WODOUSE.
Mentioned: John SMYTH and wife Johane of Church Stretton,   William PYKE and wife Dorete,   Robert SMYTH and wife Ellinor of Lybotwod,   William COMMEY,   John PERKS of Wylderle,   Richard FEPPES of Ragdon.
Witness: Richard WODHOUSE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1585

BODY
BROWNE
CROFFTE
FLETCHER
GLOVER
GODWYNE
GREGGE
HAMPTON
HOSKYNES
HOSKYNS
JENKES
PASSY
ROBERTS
SAYS
SAYSSE
SMYTH
SMYTHE
TAYLLOR
TAYLOR
TRANTER
WILLAT
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, John - of Staunton on Arrow, 1585.
Beneficiaries: Johan wife of John FLETCHER,   three children of Hughe FLETCHER,   Hugh FLETCHER,   Johan HAMPTON,   Walter SMYTH,   John ROBERTS the younger,   Roger ROBERTS, Johan ROBERTS, Elizabeth ROBERTS,   Anne WOODHOUSE, John WOODHOUSE,   Elizabeth WOODHOUSE, Phelip WOODHOUSE, William WOODHOUSE,   Kateryne HOSKYNES,   children of Ellen WOODHOUSE,   Johan JENKES of Kynsham,   two children of William WOODHOUSE,   Johan PASSY, John PASSY of Brompton,   Richard SAYSSE,   Walter SMYTHE.
Debtors: William GLOVER of Hyeland,   Richard SAYS of Stansbach,   Richard SAYSSE of Stanton,   Thomas WOODHOUSE the elder of Stansbache,   William WOODHOUSE of Stansbach,   William TRANTER of Hunton,   William WOODHOUSE of Titley,   {John} CROFFTE of Noke,   Richard GREGGE of Titley,   William TAYLLOR, Humphrey TAYLLOR of Shobdon,   Walter BODY of Nether Lye,   John PASSY,   Thomas WILLAT,   Hughe FLETCHER,   Richard BROWNE,   Sible PASSY,   Thomas TAYLOR of Stanton,   Thomas HOSKYNS of Shobdon,   John GODWYNE of Byrcher.
Executors: Jamys WOODHOUSE the elder,   Jamys WOODHOUSE the younger.
Witnesses: John WOODHOUSE,   John FLETCHER,   Ellen WOODHOUSE, William WOODHOUSE clerk.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

ASTLEY
BROWNE
TAYLLOR
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Philip - of Buyton, 1587.
wife Elizabeth*;   sons Jamys and William;   brother James WOODHOUSE the younger;   uncle Jamys WOODHOUSE the elder.
Debtor: Thomas TAYLLOR carpenter.
Creditors: William WOODHOUSE,   John ASTLEY,   Humfrey WOODHOUSE.
Overseers: uncle James WOODHOUSE, brother James WOODHOUSE.
Witnesses: James WOODHOUSE,   Richard BROWNE, Alls BROWNE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

LONGE
MORECOTE
NEWTON
OWENS
STEADE
WALL
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, John - of Morecote Pembridge, 1587.
mother Alice WELLINGTON;   sister Alice WELLINGTON;   uncle Walter WELLINGTON;   cousin John son of Walter WELLINGTON.
Overseer: uncle Walter WELLINGTON.
Creditor: George STEADE.
Witnesses: John NEWTON clerk,   John MORECOTE the elder,   Henrie LONGE,   John OWENS,   Philippe WALL,   Ellenor WELLINGTON.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

BAILYE
BURCHER
CROFTE
CROMPTON
GLOVER
KENT
KNIGHT
KYRWODE
LAWELLIN
LEWELLIN
MURKOTT
NASHE
NEWTON
STAGGE
TAYLOR
TOMKINS
WALSAM
WEALE
WELLINGTON
WELSHMAN
WELLINGTON, John - yeoman, of Murkott, 1587.
wife Elinor*, sons Henry*, Thomas and John;   son in law Walter KENT,   brother Walter WELLINGTON.,  
Beneficiaries: children of Thomas GLOVER of Lyonshall,   John BURCHER,   John son {of} Hugh LEWELLIN,   Elizabeth KYRWODE.
Overseer: brother Walter WELLINGTON.
Debtors: William TOMKINS of Lyonshall,   John TAYLOR of Weston,   Richard BAILYE of Kinton,   John WELSHMAN of Kinton,   Walter KNIGHT of Lyonshall,   Thomas WEALE of Pembridge,   John NASHE of Broxwood,   Richard WALSAM of Prestiegne,   Hugh LAWELLIN,   John WELLINGTON the younger.
Witnesses: Richard NEWTON,   Walter WELLINGTON,   John MURKOTT alias CROMPTON,   Thomas STAGGE,   William TAYLOR,   John CROFTE,   Walter KENT.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1587

ASTANTON
BADLOND
KYETT
SAYSSE
TAYLOR
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Edward - of Staunton on Arrow, 12 Feb 1588. (sick in body)
to Margery WOODHOUSE (my sister) - sheep, etc, with Richard SAYSSE of Stansbatch & with Edward TAYLOR of Rushock & with Richard SAYSSE of Staunton;   to John WOODHOUSE (my brother) - ewes, etc, with John BADLOND of Over Staunton & with my brother Thomas;   Residue to John WOODHOUSE* (my brother)
Debtor: Richard KYETT of Combe - 12s.
Witnesses: Allice ASTANTON;   Katherine KYETT.
Proved Hereford 26 May 1587 (sic - cf date written)

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1587

A'WELLINGTON
BAILYE
BIRCHER
CROFTE
CROMPTON
GLOVER
KENT
KNIGHT
KYRWODE
LEWELLIN
MURKOTT
NASHE
NEWTON
STAGGE
TAYLOR
TOMKINS
TRAUNTER
WALSAM
WEALE
WELLINGTON
WELSHMAN
WELLINGTON, John - of Murkott [Moorcot], yeoman, 17 Jul 1587. (#)
all freeholds to my son Henry WELLINGTON & my wife Elinor except 2 acres in Lyonshall abutting on one TRAUNTER to Thomas my son;   to John & Thomas WELLINGTON my sons;   to Walter KENT my son in law;   to Thomas GLOVER of Lyonshall's children;   to John BIRCHER, Hugh LEWELLIN's son John & Elizabeth KYRWODE;   rest to Elinor* my wife & Henry* my son.
Overseer: my brother Walter A WELLINGTON.
Witnesses: Richard NEWTON &   Walter WELLINGTON &   John MURKOTT alias CROMPTON &   Thomas STAGGE &   William TAYLOR &   John CROFTE &   Walter KENT etc.
Debtors: William TOMKINS of Lyonshall & John TAYLOR of Weston &   Richard BAILYE of Kinton [Kington] &   John WELSHMAN of Kinton &   Walter KNIGHT of Lyonshall &   Thomas WEALE of Pembridge &   John NASHE of Broxwoode &   Richard WALSAM of Presteigne &   Hugh LEWELLIN &   John A WELLINGTON the younger.
Proved (PCC) 3 Nov 1587. TNA Ref: PROB 11/11/71 f67.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1588

BADLOND
KYETT
SAYSSE
STANTON
TAYLOR
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Edward - of Staunton on Arrow, 1588.
sister Margery WOODHOUSE;   brothers John WOODHOUSE* and Thomas.
Mentioned: Richard SAYSSE of Stansbach,   Edward TAYLOR of Ruchocke,   Richard SAYSSE of Stanton,   John BADLOND of Over Stanton.
Debtor: Richard KYETT of Combe.
Witnesses: Thomas WOODHOUSE,   Allice STANTON,   Katherine KYETT.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1589

GARNONS
GREENELIE
STAUNDON
WIGMORE
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Thomas - the younger of Stansbatch, 20 Apr 1589. (sick in body)
to be buried in church or chu'yard of Staunton on Arrow;   to my son Roger the lands I purchased from Hughe of STAUNDON;   to my 3 sons Thomas, Phillipe & Edward - £10 each when they are 21;   to my daughter Sibill - £15 when she is 16;   to my 2 other daughters Anne & Catherine - £12-10s. each when they are 16;   to my oldest son William - a mare;   rest of my goods to Margaret* (my wife)
Overseer: my uncle Thomas WOODHOUSE.
Witnesses: Andrewe GARNONS clerk,   William WOODHOUSE,   Roger GREENELIE. Debt owed: to Anne WIGMORE - £15.
Will dated 20 Apr 1589. Proved Hereford.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1590

LEYNTHALL
NORMECOTT
PERKINS
WEVER
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, William - of Luston, 1590.
wife Johane*, son George, dau Anne.
Witnesses: Thomas NORMECOTT clerk,   Thomas PERKINS,   John LEYNTHALL,   John WEVER.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1590

BINKENHILL
CAM
LAURENCE
LAWRENCE
PARKER
PRICE
WOOD
WOOD, William - of Bosbury, gent, 20 Aug 1588.
The lease of my livings called the Leytons in Bosbury;   son Edwarde WOOD is at schoole;   daur Alice;   daur Anne WOOD - 12£ 18s. which my brother in law William CAM oweth;   my base daur Johane - 6£ 13s. 4d.;   Sir James PRICE late vicar of Bosbury;   100 markes yet unpaid of the marriage money due unto me by my wife Phylippe the daur of Henry LAWRENCE of Bridge in Co. Kent, gent, deceased in hands of John PARKER his executor;   my mother in law Everald LAURENCE and my brother in law John LAURENCE her son and heir;   my children's uncle Richard CAM and my friend John BINKENHILL;   written by my hand.
Proved 26 Nov 1590 - PCC; Ref FHL#91980 PCC/97; Drury.

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1593

FOWLER
GREENLY
GREENLYE
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, … - of Staunton, widow, 15.. (sick in body)
to William WOODHOUSE …;   Thomas FOWLER;   to Roger WOODHOUSE …;   Thomas WOODHOUSE - 2 sheep;   to Anne WOODHOUSE …;   to Phellip WOODHOUSE …;   to Katerybe WOODHOUSE …;   to … WOODHOUSE a sheep;   to my goddaughter - a heifer etc;   to my daughter - my bed (and) to the said Elizabeth (my daughter) …;   to John WOODHOUSE* (my son) …;   to Roger GREENLY* … in law.
Witnesses: Thomas WOODHOUSE thelder,   Phelip GREENLYE,   William WOODHOUSE & others.
Proved Hereford 14 Sep 1593.
Note: This Will is badly damaged.

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1595

BOWYER
GREGORE
SIMSER
STEADE
WELLINGTON
WILLOT
WELLINGTON, Walter - yeoman, of Over Morcot Pembridge, 1595.
wife Ellenor, son Richard WELLINGTON, dau Ellenor,   granddaughters Marget WILLOT and Katherine daughters of Ellenor, and Ellenor daughter of Richard;   grandsons Richard WILLOT son of daughter Ellenor, and Walter son of Richard.
Beneficiaries: two daughters of {Anthony} SIMSER of Sarnsfield.
Witnesses: Robert GREGORE clerk,   John BOWYER,   George STEADE.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1596

BOWYER
KEDWARD
SMITH
STEADE
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, Alis - of Murcot Pembridge, 1596.
son William WELLINGTON;   niece Anne KEDWARD daughter of sister;   son in law George STEADE*, dau? Alis* wife of George STEADE.
Witnesses: {John} SMITH clerk,   Walter WELLINGTON,   John BOWYER.

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1596

HINDLEY
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, {?} - of Aymestrey, 1596.
brothers Hugh and John HINDLEY;   son John WOODHOUSE to be maintained by William WOODHOUSE;   father unnamed.
Executor: William WOODHOUSE.

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1596

DIGBIE
WHEELER
WYDON
WHEELER, Symon - of Yardley, Worcs, gent, 29 Jan 1594.
kinsman John DIGBIE son of Ales DIGBIE now WYDON, the wife of Everarde DIGBIE deceased;   Thomas DIGBIE brother to the said John DIGBIE;   wife Isabell.
Proved 1596 - PCC; Ref FHL#91995 PCC/1596 #3; Drake.

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1597

COOKE
DUPPA
HOSKINS
HYNDLEY
PALFREY
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Roger - of Shoorley Aylmestrey, 1597.
father in law James PALFREY;   wife Anne, dau Elizabeth;   brother James WOODHOUSE*;   nephew John son of James,   nieces Elinor and Elinor daughters of James;   base son John living with Hugh HYNDLEY;   cousin William WOODHOUSE of London.
Beneficiaries: children of Elizabeth WOODHOUSE,   two children of John HOSKINS.
Mentioned: John COOKE,   James DUPPA.
Witnesses: Hugh HYNDLEY,   John HOSKINS,   Ellinor PALFREY,   Elizabeth WOODHOUSE,   William WOODHOUSE of Byton.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1597

BROWNE
COOK
COOKE
HOLLAND
HOSKINS
TANNER
WATKINS
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Anne - widow, of the Wodhouse in Byton, 1597.
daus Margaret, Johan, Anne COOKE and Alice TANNER;   sons Roger, William, Hughe, John and Thomas;   brother Thomas HOLLAND;   son in law John HOSKINS;   granddaughters Ann daughter of Hughe,   Frances and Anne daughters of John,   Anne daughter of Thomas, Anne and Johan daughters of John HOSKINS;   grandsons James son of John, Thomas son of Thomas.
Beneficiaries: Robert WOODHOUSE,   John and William children of Walter COOKE,   Humfrey WOODHOUSE*, John WOODHOUSE* the younger.
Debtors: John WOODHOUSE senior,   John COOK.
Overseer: brother Thomas HOLLAND.
Witnesses: John WOODHOUSE senior,   William WOODHOUSE,   Hugh WOODHOUSE,   Roger BROWNE,   Thomas WATKINS.

Contact: Marion B Wilkinson

 

1597

BRIDGES
CLARKE
GWATKIN
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, John or Joseph - of Ewes Harold, 1597.
wife Joane - all lands & tenements in Much Dewchurch, Much Birch & Llansert?;   all leased lands in Newton & two other parishes to brother John;   rest of land & tenements to brothers Thomas & William;   Richard GWATKIN of Ewesharrold ?deemster.
Witnesses: Lewis CLARKE,   Richarde GWATKIN,   John WILLIAMS,   Henery BRIDGES.

 

1599

MEEKE
NURSE
PEIRSE
RUDGE
SWAINE
WARKMAN
WARKMAN, Henry - of Weston under Penyard, Yeoman.
Beneficiaries: to parish church 12d;   to poor at my burial 10s;   to "those that doe ring" (bell ringers), 2s;   to father Robert WARKMAN ""lambs and ".. land;   to mother Elizabeth WARKMAN 2 kine;   to sister Margaret WARKMAN a black heffer;   to sister Iszeal (Isolde) WARKMAN, "a cow now at Robert WARKMAN's of the Lea Mill farm, and if it calves, calf to John WARKMAN, the son of my brother Robert WARKMAN";   also to Iszeal a bed with its belongings, a bolster and "other bed clothes that are mine";   to brother Robert WARKMAN "my best hat and a payre of stockinge" (to be knitted and paid for out the estate);   to brother Richard WARKMAN "a doublet and best jerkin, a ---- saddle & paire of boots";   to children of William NURSE 19s (of which) "5s to my goddaughter Elizabeth", the rest divided equally;   to Robert NURSE "a paire of Brigine briches & a rapier";   to children of brother Robert a sheep each;   to children of my sister Ame (or possibly Anne) a sheep each;   to Joan PEIRSE one of the best ewes;   to Ursula PEIRSE 2s.6d;   to Richard PEIRSE 2s.6d and "my dagger and arrows";   to John SWAINE "my bowe, so that he pay unto my sister Catherine WARKMAN 2s.6d";   to sister Catherine the "howse in which my father do dwell with all buildings that belong to same, and all the free land that my father doe occupie now, & all the writing that doe speke of the same" (deeds of feoffement) - on condition that she look after her parents for the rest of their lives;   to all godchildren 1 sheep each.
Debts owed to me: Walter MEEKE 3s.8d;   Richard PEIRSE 35s (+12d for a pair of corse stockings), William NURSE 19s;   I forgive the debts of John RUDGE 12d, Robert WARKMAN my brother 3s, and all debts betwixt me and my father Robert WARKMAN.
Executrix: sister Catherine WARKMAN.
Overseers: Richard PEIRSE & Robert WARKMAN.
Witnesses: Robert WARKMAN, Elizabeth WARKMAN, Richard PEIRSE, Joan PEIRSE.
Probate granted 1599 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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15??

IVANS
KYNERSLEY
LONGE
STEAD
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, Rowland - yeoman, of Morcot Pembridge, 15{?}.
wife Ales, sons John*, William, dau Ales.
Witnesses: Richard STEAD clerk,   Richard IVANS,   Harry LONGE,   Myles KYNERSLEY.

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1600

HARLEY
HOPKINS
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, James - of Byton.
Beneficiaries: to wife Maulde (sic) the interest from lands in Milton, Pembridge for benefit of their youngest 5 children (they had 7 in all), plus household stuff;   to son James WOODHOUSE 7 acres in Byton called Dindell and Little Cow__(?) purchased from Thomas HARLEY esquire;   to son Francis WOODHOUSE £5 plus various cattle;   to son John WOODHOUSE £5 plus cattle;   to daughter Elinor WOODHOUSE a share in a meadow;   to daughter Elizabeth WOODHOUSE share in a meadow;   to youngest daughter Anne WOODHOUSE money (amount illegible);   to James HOPKINS (son of Richard HOPKINS) a heffer;   to uncle James WOODHOUSE of Byton £5;   all goods, chattels etc. to be shared between daughters and Matilda, a daughter in law.
Executrix: wife Maulde WOODHOUSE.
Probate granted 1600.

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1602

BROUGHAM
CARTER
HARRIS
MYHALLS
WEARE
WOODIATE
WEARE, Jane - of Bishop Frome widow, Jul 1597.
daurs Jane and Katherine;   "in hand of John WOODIATE";   "in hand of John HARRIS";   "in hand of Rowland MYHALLS";   daur Alice CARTER;   son in law John CARTER.
Overseer: John BROUGHAM.
Proved 1602 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91677.

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1603

THOROWGOOD
WHEELER
WHEELER, William - of Worcester. (N)
To Margarett THOROWGOOD whom he would have married had he not been prevented by sickness.
Proved 26 Mar 1603 - PCC; Ref FHL#92014 PCC #21; Bolein.

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1605

BLOUNT
CHURCHE
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, William - of Grimley, husbandman, 17 Jun 1604.
daur Alice - 10£, daur Izabell - 10£,   daur Elizabeth - 10£;   sons William and John;   brother Edward WORMINGTON;   wife Alice.
Overseers: Walter BLOUNT, gent and brother in law George CHURCHE.
Witnesses: ?  
Proved 21 Jan 1604/5 - Worcs 1604/#124.

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1605

COX
GAZARDE
HARTLAND
JAUNCY
NORTON
WHELER
WHELER, John of Ancridge, Ledbury, Heref, 7 May 1604.
my wife Elizabeth;   Elizabeth COX daur of Henry COX deceased that he had by my daur Elizabeth;   John NORTON, Samuell, Anne, Elizabeth & Mary NORTON the children of James NORTON by my daur Mary;   my son John WHELER.
Witnesses: Thos HARTLAND,   Thos GAZARDE, John R...
Robert JAUNCY mentioned as a debtor.
Proved 4 May 1605 - PCC; Ref FHL#92023 PCC #28; Hayes.

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1605

DALLEY
DIPPER
FOXWIND
HILL
PALMER
POWELL
SMITH
SOMMER
TROVELL
WOODDIAT
WOODEAT
WOODIATT
WOODDIAT, Richard - of Cradley, yeoman, 2 Sep 1605.
10 poore widowes of Cradley - 12d. ea;   20 poore men householders of Cradley - 6d. ea;   my son John WOODDIAT;   my wife Ann;   Richard the base son of Richard TROVELL - 3£;   Margery SOMMER daur of Elizabeth SOMMER - 3£;  
Overseers: Richard HILL and Gilbert SMITH.
Witnesses: Morgan POWELL,   James DALLEY,   John WOODEAT.
Debts owing to Richard WOODIATT:- Anne FOXWIND - 4£;   Xx er DIPPER - 40s.;   Ales SMITH - 29s.;   George PALMER - 28s.;   Richard WOODDIAT - 26s.
Proved 21 Oct 1605 - Hereford.
NB: my 11th great grandfather - sjk

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1606

AICKEMAN
BAILLEY
DONNE
MEEKE
NURSE
POWELL
WARKMAN
WARKMAN, Elizabeth - of Weston under Penyard, widow.
Beneficiaries: to church 20d;   to poor of parish 3s.4d;   to daughter Margery WARKMAN 3 sheep & share of household stuff;   to daughter Isolde WARKMAN 3 sheep & share of household stuff son in law William MEEKE;   son Richard WARKMAN;   daughter Katherine WARKMAN;   Johan NURSE (daughter of William NURSE);   Elinor and Elizabeth (daughters of William NURSE);   Margery and Johan (daughters of Richard AICKEMAN);   Joan, wife of William __ (hole in paper);   Elizabeth (daughter of Henry WARKMAN);   Elizabeth BAILLEY;   to the children of son in law William BAILLEY 10s each when of age, to placed in the hands of William NURSE and William MEEKE to invest;   Elinor (daughter of William MEEKE).
Executor: son in law William NURSE. Oversees: Robert DONNE and William NURSE.
Witnesses: Thomas POWELL clerk;   Robertt DONNE;   William NURSE;   Richard WARKMAN;   Katherine MEEKE;   Isolde WARKMAN.
Probate granted 1606 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1608

POOLE
SKYNNER
WHELER
WINCKFIELD
WHELER, Edward - of St. Nich Worcester, walker, 24 Jan 1604 [1 James I]
my wife Elizabeth WHELER;   son Gilberte WHELER;   my son in law William WINCKFIELD and my daur Elinor.
Overseer: Roberte SKYNNER.
Witnesses: Edward POOLE, Richard POOLE.
Proved 20 Feb 1608 - PCC 12; Windebanck; Ref FHL#92033.

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1608

BROOME
BURD
COWLINGE
DUCKETT
MORRIS
NICHOLLS
PARKER
PATESHALL
WELSHE
WHITTINGTON
WHITTINGTON, William - of Eardisland, 24 Dec 1607.
wife Anne - £30 p.a. for life and £20 p.a. for maintenance in learning of nephews Alexander, Thomas, Richard and Francis (sons of deceased brother Christopher) to be paid out of the farm of Alverstoke, Oxon, held on lease;   brothers Rowland, Richard and Robert;   deceased brother Christopher;   deceased sister Jane (formerly married to William PATESHALL);   nephew John (of Notgrove, Gloucs, eldest son of deceased bro Christopher);   nephews (sons of bro Richard) Philip, Henry and Richard - £20 pa for life, but to cease on wife's death;   nieces (unnamed) daughters of Richard - £30 apiece;   daughters (unnamed) of nephew John - £10 apiece;   daughters (unnamed) of William PATESHALL and Jane - 30 marks apiece;   nephew Thomas PATESHALL - £20;   brother Rowland - £65 13s 4d;   Elinor PATESHALL - £40;   Elizabeth COWLINGE - £20;   to wife Anne - demesne &c. in Eardisland... with cattle and crops... the farm of Burton for 2 years, then to John WHITTINGTON for remainder of term;   to brother Rowland - lease of farm at Alverstoke, on trust to pay wife's annuities;   to brother Robert - my lands at the market during his life, then to John WHITTINGTON of Home (sc. Holm Lacy) and his heirs;   land in Eardisland bought from Henry NICHOLLS;   to Frances DUCKETT - £30;   to Francis PARKER - the Butt Close for 21 years paying 3s 4d yearly;   to William MORRIS - house he now inhabiteth for life rent-free;   to the poor of Eardisland - £4 to continue as a stock;   to brother Rowland - land bought of John BROOME at Broome, he to pay 200 marks for it.
Other Bequests: Tithe at Street in Kingsland for erection and maintenance of a grammar school in Eardisland, the schoolmaster to be elected by Rowland WHITTINGTON, Thomas WELSHE, John W of Home, William PATESHALL and John W of Notgrove[1];   land in Eardisland called Forest Land;   to John BURD the vicar - 26s 8d for tithe forgotten and to buy books.
Executors: brethren Richard and Rowland and Jane WELSHE.
Witnesses: John BURD, clerk,   Thomas WELSHE,   William PATESHALL,   Francis WHITTINGTON and John WHITTINGTON.
Probate London 30 Apr 1608. PRO Ref: PROB 11/111.
Notes: [1] This school was finally built 60 years later.
[2] William was a son of Alexander WHITTINGTON, q.v. Will 30 Jun 1579.

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1608

BOWEN
BULLOCKE
COWLEY
DALLEY
HILL
LONG
MUTLOWE
PALLMER
PYCHARD
SMYTH
SMYTHE
WILLIAMS
WODIATT
WODIATT, Annae - of Cradley, -date torn off-.
my late husband Richard WODIATT;   my servant John DALLEY;   the 2 children of my daur Elinor WILLIAMS deceased - 4 shillings ea;   the 2 children of Richard WODIATT my son deceased - 40s. ea;   Elizabeth WODIATT one of the 2 children of Richard WODIATT;   Jone WODIATT (my sonne Johns wife);   my daurs Magarett PALLMER,   Anne SMYTH;   and my daur Joyse COWLEY;   my daur Jane BOWEN and her daur Joyse BOWEN;   my son John WODIATT. my kinsmen Richard HILL and Gilbert SMYTH.
Witnesses: Wm PYCHARD,   Rowland LONG,   Elizabeth MUTLOWE,   Blanche BULLOCKE,   John SMYTHE.
Proved last Oct 1608 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91677.
NB: my 11th great grandmother - sjk

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1611

CAM
GAMON
HILL
JONES
LANE
PHELPOTTES
WOODIAT
WOODYATT
WOODIAT, Roger - of Bosbury, yeoman, 16 Nov 1611.
To parish church of Munsley [the bells - 10s.];   Poore of Bosbury;   {my son John WOODYATT's eldest son: Edward WOODYATT};   {my son Johne WOODIAT's 5 daughters: Francys WOODYATT, Anne WOODYATT, Margaret WOODIAT, Catheryne WOODIAT and Ales WOODIAT);   {my son John WOODIAT's 2 youngest sons: James WOODIAT and Thomas WOODIAT};   {my son in lawe Gilliam GAMON's 2 daurs: Elizabeth GAMON and Jone GAMON};   my daur Ane JONES;   my daur Elizabeth PHELPOTTES;   my daur Margaret GAMON;   my sons Anthony WOODIAT and Marten WOODIAT;   Mary HILL wife of John HILL;   my eldest son John WOODIAT.
Witnesses: Wm CAM,   John B.., .. LANE.
Proved 1611 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91677.

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1614

COWELL
FARLEY
JOYNER
MORTON
WINTER
WOOD
WOOD, Anthony - of Evisbache, yeoman, 23 May 1614.
my son Thomas WOOD - my house in Evisbache I enjoy by grant of Anthony MORTON, Esq., deceased and 2 brass pots one of which my father gave me;   my daur Alice the wife of Launcelot FARLEY;   my daurs Margaret, Katherine and Elizabeth;   my son Anthony - tenement wherein William WINTER of Acton Beauchamp dwells;   my son Richard;   my wife Margerye.
Overseers: my brother Thomas WOOD of London and my brother in law John JOYNER.
Witnesses: Francis COWELL clerk,   John JOYNER,   Launcelot FARLEY.
Proved 1614 - PCC; Ref FHL#92058.

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1622

ABRAHALL
FRANE
PRITCHARD
STOKES
WOODHOWSE
WOODIATT
WOODIATT, Gilbart - of Bromyard, 20 Jun 1622.
John WOODIATT son of John WOODIATT - 5£;   Elizabeth WOODHOWSE;   Poor of Cradley;   Elizabeth WOODIATT 20s.;   my servant John STOKES;   my 2 brethren William WOODIATT and George WOODIATT;   my brethren John WOODIATT and Thomas WOODIATT.
Witnesses: Thos ABRAHALL,   Elinor FRANE,   xxfer PRITCHARD.
Proved 1622 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91677.
NB: my 9th great grand uncle - sjk

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1623

BARNET
BARNETT
PULLEN
TILERS
WILLIAMS
WOODDING
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Stoners, Bosbury, weaver, 6 Mar 1632.
son in law Richard BARNETT and his 3 sons Anthony, Thomas & Joseph;   my grandchild Richard BARNETT;   my wife Peregrine.
Debts the testator owes: Richard WILLIAMS - 40s.;   Elianor WILLIAMS - 40s.;   John TILERS 2 children - 40s.;   William PULLEN - 20s.
Witnesses: Rd BARNET,   John WOODYATT,   Marye WOODDING,   Elianor WILLIAMS.
Proved 6 Jun 1623 - HCC; Ref FHL#91677.
NB: my 10th great grand uncle - sjk

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1624

BYWATER
FARLEY
JONES
TURNER
WOODDYATT
WOODIATT
WOODIATT, Anthony - of Bosbury.
(page is missing)
my cosen Henry JONES, gent;   my wife Johane;   my eldest son Roger WOODIATT - land at Putley;   my 2nd son Jhon WOODDYATT.
Overseers and friends: Henry JONES and Rowland FARLEY.
Witnesses: TURNER/ Wm BYWATER,   Rowland FARLEY.
Proved 3 Feb 1624 - Hereford; Ref FHL#91677.

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1624

BIGNELL
HILL
HUNCHE
MOULTON
WOOD
WOOD, Richard - of Mathon, son of John WOOD of Smithes Green, not long since deceased, 10 Aug 1624.
"To be buried at Mathon near my father";   my mother Margaret WOOD of Mathon widow;   my brother Thomas - 20£;   my sister Jane - 10£;   my sister Anne wife of John HILL of Coddington - 20s.;   Elizabeth, Jane, John, William Richard, Joyce, & Robert the sons and daurs of the said John HILL - 20s./ea;   my fellow servants Elinor HUNCHE,   William BIGNELL;  
Sole and Only Executor: my brother John WOOD;   if he dies or cannot then my brother Thomas WOOD.
Witnesses: Wm. MOULTON,   Wm BIGNELL,   Thomas WOOD.
Proved 23 Sep 1624 - PCC; Ref FHL#92097 PCC/1624.

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1626-29

ANNARD
BIRD
BRITTEN
FISHER
GREEN
HITCHMAN
LANE
MEREDITH
MORRIS
MUN
OWEN
PARSONS
SKINNER
WALKER
WALKER, Philip - of Middle Temple, London, porter of the gates.
bro Wlm WALKER of Weobley co. Hereford;   Jn MUN of Awton, Dilwyn [co. Hereford];   Wltr & 2 other sons of sis Christian wife of Rich MEREDITH;   Rob SKINNER;   Ralph GREEN;   Jn FISHER;   Joan PARSONS;   wife Mary French;   godtr Mary MORRIS in Fetter Lane;   Jn OWEN;   Elnr wife of Stephen HITCHMAN;   Henry ANNARD.
Executor: Wltr MEREDITH.
Overseers: Stephen HITCHMAN farrier,   Jms BIRD glover &   Edwd BRITTEN scrivener.
Witness: Will LANE.
Proved in the Commissary Court of London Jan 1625/6-Dec 1629: Vol 25, f175.

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1626

BENNETT
BURTON
CARD
CHILDE
DUCKETT
GYBBES
HEAVEN
KYNNERSLEY
MAGNOR
MANFIELD
PATESHALL
STOLLARD
STRANGE
TANNER
WELSHE
WHITTINGTON
WHITTINGTON, Rowland - of Broome in Eardisland, Hereford, 8 Oct 1622.
no wife or children mentioned;   to be buried in Eardisland parish church.
sister Elinor WHITTINGTON and the wife of John W of Notgrove (GLS) - 40/0 to buy rings.
Legacies to: cousins (sic, but in fact nephews) Alexander, Richard, Thomas and Francis (sons of [his eldest brother] Christopher W deceased);   to the wife of the said Thomas - 20/0 for a ring;   cousins Jane MAGNOR,   Mary DUCKETT,   Philip W, Henry W, and William W (the 3 sons of brother Richard);   Elizabeth STRANGE;   cousin Margaret MANFIELD and her sister Jane;   Anne KYNNERSLEY and her sister Fortune CHILDE (ch'n of his sister Jane by William PATESHALL);   cousin Thomas WELSHE, his wife and children;   Alexander W and his brother Christopher (sons of Alexander W);   Thomas DUCKETT and his brother Lionel and to Francis DUCKETT;   Rowland KYNNERSLEY,   Susan PATESHALL,   Rowland HEAVEN,   Rowland TANNER,   Rowland BENNETT,   godson John STOLLARD,   and Grace TANNER {legacies all of between 20/- and ten pounds}.
Other Bequests: Poor of Eardisland - 40/-. Poor of Notgrove - 40/-;   Thomas WHITTINGTON, son of John W of Notgrove, and Henry, Guy John, Alexander and Richard, sons of the said John - £5 apiece;   cousins Dorothy CARD,   Susan HEAVEN,   Margaret W and her sister Elinor;   cousin Edmund W and Elinor his wife - all my lands of inheritance in Twyford and Broome, he and heirs paying £3 6/8d yearly to the schoolmaster of the free school of Eardisland so long as it shall continue to augment the stipend given by my brother William[1]
Executors and residuary legatees: wellbeloved kinsmen John W of Notgrove esquire and William PATESHALL of Pudleston gent.
Witness: John WHITTINGTON clerk.
Memorandum: 21 Mar 1623. Substitute an annuity of 25/8d p.a. for Fortune CHILDE's lecacy;   John WHITTINGTON, Catherine W and Dorothy W (son and daughters of my cousin Edmund W) - legacies £10 apiece;   only servant George GYBBES - an annuity of 25/8 p.a.
Appoint Richard KYNNERSLEY executor in case other exors renounce. Exors to maintain housekeeping for servants and family at Broome for 1 mth;   cousin Edmund W to have sole use of my oxen to manure his grounds there for one quarter year;   also to have all my wains and ploughs and implements of husbandry.
Witnesses: Edmund W, Elenor W, John B BURTON(X),   Richard KYNNERSLEY.
Proved at London 5 May 1626 by William PATESHALL,  power reserved to John WHITTINGTON. PRO Ref: PROB 11/149.
Notes: [1] See William's Will proved London 30 Apr 1608.
[2] Rowland was a son of Alexander WHITTINGTON, q.v. his Will 30 Jun 1579.

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1627

CHILD
CHURCH
EVETT
PENSON
TOPLEY
TURNOR
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, ales - of Grymley, widow, 10 Jun 1620.
daur Issabell TOPLEY in Hereford,   daur Elizabeth TURNOR,   {grandaur} Elizabeth daur of my son John WORMINGTON;   daur Ales CHILD;   {grandaur} Elizabeth my son William's daur;   {grandson} William my son John WORMINGTON's son;   son Williams wife;   godaur Margaret CHURCH;   Ales WORMINGTON;   Mary EVETT,   John PENSON wife;   son John WORMINGTON.
Proved 1627 - Worcs 1627/#184.

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1630

BABINGTON
BARRY
TWINE
WHETSTONE
WHETSTONE, Alexander - of Bodenham, co. Hereford; died in ship Blessing of East India Co.
Executor: sister Anne WHETSTONE.
Witnesses: V BABINGTON,   Marles TWINE,   & Ric BARRY.
Proved 1630 - PCC; 7 Scroope.

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1630

ANDREWS
BAWCOCK
MUCKLOW
SPENCER
WHETSTONE
WOOD
WHETSTONE, John - of Bodenham, co. Hereford, baker, on ship London; died overseas.
John SPENCER of Bodenham.
Executors: Oliver ANDREWS waterman,   & John MUCKLOW tailor, of St. Saviour [Southwark, Surrey]
Witnesses: Randall WOOD. & John BAWCOCK.
Proved 1630 - PCC; 78 Scroope.

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1631

ARENDALL
ASTLEY
DIPPER
HOLLAND
PALMER
STROULD
WOODIAT
WOODIATT
WOODYAT
WOODYATT
WOODIAT, John - of Cradley, yeoman, 30 May 1629.
20 poore widows of Cradley - 2 shilling each;   my son Richard WOODYAT;   the 5 children of the said Richard WOODYAT;   the two children of my late son Thomas WOODIATT;   Bridgett late wife of said Thomas;   children of my daur Margrett ASTLEY;   my son John WOODYAT;   my grandchild John son of my sone John WOODYAT;   my grandchild John WOODYAT son of Thomas WOODYATT deceased;   everyone of my grandchildren;   John WOODYAT son of my son Richard WOODYATT;   my son William WOODYAT;   my son John WOODYATT - [debts of Richard DIPPER];   my son George WOODYATT;   my wife Johan;  
Overseers: George PALMER of Suckley and John HOLLAND the elder of Stifford.
Witnesses: Thos ARENDALL,   Richard STROULD,   Jo: HOLLAND.
Proved 6 Apr 1631 - HCC; Ref FHL#91678.
NB: my 10th great grandfather - sjk

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1636

GEST
MOWLTON
SMYTH
SYBLYS
WEVER
WIGHT
WIGHT, Thomas - of Mathon, 7 Feb 1636.
"My nowe wife" Anne, Roger MOWLTON, brother of the said Anne,   Anne my said wife and her 2 children;   daur Mary WIGHT, sons Jhon, Mathew WIGHT and Randoll {WIGHT}.
Overseers: friends Thomas GEST &   John WEVER.
Witnesses: Thomas SMYTH Clark,   Thomas SYBLYS.
Proved 1636 - Worcs/#217.

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1636

BAYLES
COMBY
DOWNES
GATFIELD
HAINES
WARNAR
WARNER
WARNER, Jone - of Great Malvern, wydow, 8 Oct 1627.
daur Alice DOWNES and her 5 children;   daur Anne GATFIELD;   my daurs son Richard BAYLES;   my daurs daur Margarett BAYLES;   their mother Elizabeth BAYLES;   Elizabeth HAINES;   son John WARNER;   daur Izard WARNAR;   my son WARNAR and William COMBY.
Proved 3 Dec 1636 - Worcs.

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1637

?BADDOW
?COOPER
BEST
GOODYER
GWYLLYM
LANE
LAWRENCE
MICHAELL
PARRY
TOMPKINS
WELLINGTON
WISE
WELLINGTON, Jonathan - of St Peter's, Hereford, 2 Dec 1636. (when sick in body)
Parish of Clehonger - £10;   friend William ?BADDOW;   my kinswoman (the wife of William WISE of Monmouth) - £20;   my kinswoman Ellioner wife of John GWYLLYM, Gent. - £20;   kinsman James LANE of Hereford - £150;   to Thomas, Richard and Margaret LAWRENCE (my sister's children) - £10 each;   servant Richard MICHAELL - £5;   maidservant Maudeline BEST - £5;   maid Yddy PARRY 40/-;   the poor of Hereford £10.
'Whereas I have laid out £100 in a mortgage of an house called the Boothall as appeareth by a lease granted by the Mayor and Citizens of Hereford unto Francis GOODYER, Margarett his wife and Thomas their son which mortgage the said FG, MG & TG have mortgaged unto me for £100..... I bequeath my right & title to this property to my dear wife Mary WELLINGTON'.
Further Bequest: my grandchild Mary wife of John ?COOPER, bookseller of Hereford - £5 for a piece of plate in remembrance of me;   R&R to wife (she to be sole Executrix).   Signed Jonathan WELLINGTON.
Witnesses: William TOMPKINS,   Humfrey TOMPKINS,   & James LANE.
Proved PCC London 22 Mar 1637.

 

1638

BOOTH
LETCHMORE
SEABORNE
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, Lawrence - of the city & county of Hereford, 24 Oct 1637 [13 Chas] being sick in body.
the Vicar of St John's [Hereford] for tithes unpaid or forgotten - 10/- and for the poor of the same parish - 10/-;   my mother - 40/-;   my dear and loving wife Anne;   lands in Woolhope to son James WELLINGTON;   house etc in Leominster to son Charles WELLINGTON;   daughter Anne WELLINGTON - £50 at 14;   daughter Prudence SEABORNE - 40/-.
Sole Executrix: wife Anne.   Signed Lawrence WELLINGTON [no Witnesses]
Codicil: (probably same date as Will) to father - 40/-;   son-in-law Thomas SEABORNE - 20/-;   all servants in the house - 5/- each. Signed Lawrence WELLINGTON, with:
Witnesses: Charles BOOTH,   Francis LETCHMORE.
Proved London (PCC) 'last day of February 1637' by the Relict: 28 Feb 1637/8.

 

1638

?HARPENEN
?VOYLE
FFARROW
GWILLIM
WEETH
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, George - of .. (sic) in the Deanery of Hereford, Gent [but probably of Clehonger], 5 Nov 1638.
my wife Anne to whom I give authority to join with me in this our Will;   our son Henry WELLINGTON - all the furniture etc which was in our house in Berkshire when we moved to Clehonger;   our two daughters Anne the wife of William ?VOYLE, clerke, and Elinor the wife of John GWILLIM, Gent - he to be Sole Executor of our Will.   Signed George WELLINGTON (x), Anne WELLINGTON.
Witnesses: George FFARROW (x);   John WEETH Scriptor;   Elinor ?HARPENEN (x)
Proved London PCC 24 Nov 1638 by John GWILLIM.

 

1645

BAYLY
DOWNES
GATFIELD
LAWRENCE
TURNER
WARNER
WEBB
WARNER, John - of Great Malvern, 17 Jul 1644. Buried 26 Aug 1644 Great Malvern.
my wife Susan - land at Colwall purchased of John TURNER;   sister Isott WARNER;   my 3 daurs Martha WARNER, Susan WARNER, & Anne WARNER;   cossen{s} Mary and Jane DOWNES;   cossens William & John DOWNES brother to Mary & Jane;   my 2 kinswomen Anne & Martha GATFIELD;   sister Elizabeth BAYLY widow;   the 2 children of Richard BAYLY;   Margerett wife of Hugh LAWRENCE;   brother in law Edmund GATFIELD and my friend Macklin WEBB.
Proved 9 Jun 1645 #86; Ref FHL#98070.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1648

??COOD
?LEGGE
CECIL
COOK
GOUGH
SICILL
WINSTON
WINSTON, James the Elder - of the parish of Blakemere co Hereford, gent., 24 Dec 1647. (when sick in body)
"10/- for the necessities of the parish church of Blakemere and 20/- for the poor of that parish".
my kinsman Myles WINSTON - £20 to be paid in 2 equal instalments of £10, the first such a year after my death and the second after a further year.
my brother Richard WINSTON, gent - the sum of £5 for the discharge of a specialtie (? a debt/obligation) which I entered with him unto the Churchwardens of Madley church.
my grandson William WINSTON - £5;   to Elizabeth (daughter of my son James WINSTON, gent) - £5;   my grandson Richard WINSTON - £5;   my godson Richard the son of Richard GOUGH - 20/- to be paid within 2 years of my death;     my brother-in-law William GOUGH - 20/-;   Elizabeth and Dorothe (daughters of my son Delabere WINSTON) - 10 lambs to be equally divided between them and to be delivered on the Feast of St John the Baptist next after my decease;   my household servants - 20/- divided amongst them at the discretion of my Exors.
To my son James WINSTON and my wife Margery - all the rest and residue,   Margery to have a moiety for life and after her death, all to James.
Sole Executor: my son James - he to pay £20 to whomsoever Margery shall wish at her death.
Witnesses: James ?LEGGE(x),   James ??COOD/ COOK, Joyn [?Joyce] COOD.
Proved London (PCC) 29 Dec 1648.
Notes: See 'The Visitation of Herefordshire 1634' (Harleian Soc 2002) The Testator was James WINSTON (younger son of William WINSTON of Blakemere by his wife Elizabeth daur of William SICILL [CECIL] of Alltyrynys) and was one of the Attorneys attending the Council of the Marches. He married Margery daughter of Henry GOUGH of Ludlow by whom he had two sons, James (who was about 24 yrs old in 1634) and Delabere.

 

1651

BURNETT
HOPWOOD
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, James - of Byton, 21 Apr 1651.
Beneficiaries: to son James WOODHOUSE, messuage in Uphampton, Shobdon, and lands belonging, currently in the (joint) possession of testator's brother John WOODHOUSE, and his under-tenant, and testator's brother Francis WOODHOUSE;   also to James £100;   to son Francis WOODHOUSE, messuage in Byton currently in possession of George BURNETT (also) to Francis £100;   to daughter Jane WOODHOUSE, £100;   to daughter Mary WOODHOUSE, £100;   refers to lands in Combe held by wife Mary and son Thomas WOODHOUSE.
Executors: wife Mary and son Thomas WOODHOUSE.
Overseer: brother-in-law Thomas HOPWOOD of Mylton, Gent.
Witnesses: Thomas HOPWOOD,   Francis WOODHOUSE.
Probate granted 21 Jun 1651 at Canterbury [PCC; PROB 11/217].

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1652

?CROONE
?TINKSMAN
CARR
CHAUNDLER
DANKER
HEAVEN
KENNERSLEY
MILLER
PATESHALL
WHITTINGTON
WHITTINGTON, John - of Notgrove, co. Glos, Esq, 12 Feb 1652.
eldest son Edmund - £4 to buy a piece of plate;   daughter CARR - all household stuff and my wife's wedding ring;   son Richard WHITTINGTON - £20 with all my wearing apparel;   daughter Margaret KENNERSLEY - 40/- to buy her a ring;   daughter Susan HEAVEN - £10;   grandchild Katherine HEAVEN - 40/-;   grandchild Dorothy MILLER {...} which Dorothy WHITTINGTON the daughter of Edmund WHITTINGTON gave her "if she can make it appear that it is lawfully and rightly given her";   daughter Elinor CHAUNDLER - 5/- and £10 more which her husband oweth me by obligation {and} to my executor - £20 for the use of my daughter CHAUNDLER;   son George WHITTINGTON - £20 besides the £30 bonds which will be due to him or his daughter from me;   son Alexander WHITTINGTON - £30;   daughter Anne DANKER and brothers Francis, Thomas and Richard WHITTINGTON - 40/- for rings;   "brother" [sc brother-in-law] John PATESHALL Esq - 40/-;   Poor of Notgrove - 40/-;    £10 to be employed in my burial.
Sole Executor: son John WHITTINGTON, parson of Notgrove - £4.
Overseers: brother John PATESHALL and brother Richard WHITTINGTON.
Witnesses: John ?TINKSMAN and William ?CROONE.
Proved at London 7 Jul 1652. PRO Ref: PROB 11/220.
Notes: Testator was the eldest son of Christopher WHITTINGTON and grandson of Alexander: q.v. his Will 30 Jun 1579.
NB: Also listed with Wills of Gloucestershire - Surnames beginning W - Will #00440 - rrl

Contact: Michael Miller

 

1653

BIRD
BROWNE
CAMELL
DAVIS
HYBBINS
KNOKE
PHIPSON
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Francis - of Ledicot, Shobdon, 20 Sep 1652.
Beneficiaries: to wife Anne the income from a watermill, messuage and lands in Cholstrey (near Shobdon), Herefordshire, until their son William WOODHOUSE attains the age of 21 when the said properties shall be his, on condition that he pay his sister Mary WOODHOUSE £30, also to wife Anne the use for life (or until remarriage) of house and lands in Ledicot;   to son Francis WOODHOUSE when 21, the lands lying in Combe, Herefordshire, and the money owed by Mr John BIRD, John KNOKE and Thomas CAMELL, all of Combe (near Shobdon), in return Francis is to release unto his brother James all his right and title in the lands he jointly purchased with his father (the testator);   prior to Francis attaining the age of 21 all interest from the said lands and the loan to go to testator's wife Anne for use towards his maintenance and board;   to son James WOODHOUSE the house and lands in Shobdon;   to daughter Margery WOODHOUSE £100, plus a further £80 owed by John BROWNE to be paid to her within one half year after her marriage;   in return Margery is to release her right and title to a parcel of land called Heath Stile in Shobdon to her sister Anne;   prior to Margery attaining the age of 21 (or her marriage if earlier) any interest from the above to go to testator's wife Anne to use for Margery's board etc.;   to daughter Anne WOODHOUSE £100 in the hands of James WOODHOUSE of Byson (Byton?), Herefordshire, and upon non payment thereof, all the lands in mortgage for the same to the said Anne, also to Anne the £60 mortgaged upon lands of Thomas PHIPSON and Joyce his mother in Shobdon to be paid within 6 months of her marriage;   prior to Anne attaining the age of 21 (or her marriage if earlier) any interest from the above to go to testator's wife Anne to use for their daughter's board etc;   also to daughter Anne a further £20;   to daughter Mary WOODHOUSE 10 oxen, or £40 in lieu thereof,   when aged 21, plus the £30 she is to receive from her brother James (as above);   if James should fail to pay then Mary to receive the close of land in Ledicot called Bridy Leasowe as compensation;   to Anne and Elizabeth WOODHOUSE (daughters of testator's daughter Elizabeth), £7 each, and to their father, David WOODHOUSE, the £6 that he owes;   to the poor of Kington 20s;   to the poor of Presteigne 20s;   to the poor Leominster 20s;   to the poor of Pembridge 20s;   to son John WOODHOUSE the timber lying at Shobdon and Dirkingdale;   also to John, after decease of testator's wife Anne, all the furniture at Shobdon and all interest and term of years then to come in the messuage in Shobdon wherein Evan DAVIS lives;   to son James WOODHOUSE the timber at Whore Poles, and after the decease of testator's wife Anne, all the furniture at Ledicot;   to every servant 5s. Residue of estate to wife Anne, unless she remarry, then same to be shared amongst their children.
Executrix: wife Anne WOODHOUSE.
Witnesses: Thomas WOODHOUSE senior, John Hibbyne, James WOODHOUSE.
Codicil: 14 Oct 1653 - to grandson Francis WOODHOUSE, after decease of testator's wife Anne, the biggest silver bowl;   to sons James WOODHOUSE and John WOODHOUSE the wagons and all other implements of husbandry to be divided equally;   to son John WOODHOUSE the oxen at Combe;   one called Lyson,   the other Darling (also) all the sheep in the keeping of Thomas CAMELL, and the £10 which Thomas CAMELL owes.
Witnesses: John WOODHOUSE senior,   John HYBBINS.
Probate granted 1653 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

Contact: A.P. Ward

 

1653

BAUGHAN
BOUGHAN
COOKE
HINTON
PRICE
WATKINS
WOOD
WOODE
WOODE, Alice - of Cannon Moore, Herefs, widow, 13 Dec 1648.
my son Richard WOOD - 20s.;   Richard WOOD (my son Richard's son) - 5£;   my son Thomas WOOD - 10£ and to his 7 children - 3£ ea;   my 5 daurs Anne WATKINS,   Margerie HINTON,   Dorathie BOUGHAN,   Johan PRICE and Marie WOOD;   my grandchild Ellenor COOKE - 5£;   my grandchild Frances BAUGHAN - 5£;   the 5 young children of my dar Doratie BOUGHAN 20 s/ea;   my grandchild Phillipp PRICE - 3£;   my grandchild Alice WOOD daur of Thomas WOOD of Cannon Moore;   Bridget and Thomas WOOD son and daur of the said Thomas WOOD;   my son in law John BOUGHAN and my son Thomas WOOD of Showle in Stoke Edith.
Proved 28 Jun 1653 - PCC.

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1654

BAYLES
DOWNES
GATFIELD
HOLLIMAN
LAURENCE
PRINCE
VOBE
WARNER
WARNER, Iszet - of Mathon single woman, 28 Aug 1654.
To be buried at Malverne;   sister - BAYLES;   mortgage with Hugh HOLLIMAN;   kinsman Samuel DOWNES;   his brother William DOWNES;   their sister Mary DOWNES;   kinsman Richard BAYLES and their 5 children;   kinswoman Margaret LAURENCE;   my brothers 3 daurs;   my kinswoman Anne GATFIELD &   her sister Martha PRINCE;   my kinsman John WARNER's 2 children.
Executor: John WARNER and his 3 sisters.
Witnesses: Susanna WARNER,   William VOBE.
Proved 1654 - PCC 1654/Folio 447; Ref FHL#92205.

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1656

CAM
PARKER
WOOD
WOOD, Edward - of Bosbury, 18 Jan 1648.
my eldest daur Anne WOOD;   my daur Sara WOOD;   my 2nd daur Jane and her husband Thomas PARKER;   my now wife Anne WOOD.
Witnesses: John CAM, John CAM Jr.
Proved 22 Jul 1656 - PCC; Ref FHL#92219 PCC/1656 #189.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1657

ASTLEY
DAVIES
EGLEINGTON
HALL
LONG
PALMER
WARNER
WOODDIATT
WOODIAT
WOODIATT
WOODYATT
WOODDIATT, George - of Cradley, tanner, 19 Jun 1657.
cousin Alexander ASTLEY - 10£;   Marie WOODDIATT daur of my brother John WOODIATT - 5£;   Margaret WOODIATT another daur of my brother John WOODIATT - 3£;   cousin John WOODYATT of Cradley, tanner - 5£;   the 5 children of my cousen Anne EGLEINGTON widow;   my cousin John WOODIATT son of my brother John WOODYATT - 40s.;   Thomas WOODIATT son of my last mentioned cousen John WOODIATT - 3£;   rest of children of aforementioned John WOODIATT - 20s. ea;   my godson William DAVIES son of John DAVIES of Cradley - 3£;   William DAVIES;   cousen Martha ASTLEY spinster - 3£;   cousen Francis WOODIAT (son of my cousin George WOODIATT of Suckley) being my godson - 5£;   brother John WOODDIATT - 5£;   Anne WARNER and Elizabeth WARNER sisters daur of George WARNER - 20s. ea;   Margaret LONG - 10s.;   rest of my godchildren.
Executor: my kinsman George WOODDIATT of Suckley in Worcs, shooemaker.
Witnesses: William HALL,   Richard WOODDIATT,   William PALMER.
Proved 27 Oct 1657 - PCC; Ref FHL#92233 PCC 1657/Folio 419.
NB: my 9th great grand uncle - sjk

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1658

?WEEKES
BEALE
CHARLES
COCKE
COOKE
HALL
LANDON
WINSTON
WINSTON, Myles - of Blakemere co Hereford Gent, 28 Jul 1650. (when weak in body)
"To the reparation of the parish of Blakemere" - 20/-;   to my sister Frances CHARLES and her three children - £5 each;   my kinsman James WINSTON gent, to his seven children - £2 each;   to Elizabeth HALL - £5 to Richard COOKE, his three children - half the sum he owes me equally divided amongst them;   to Katherine LANDON - my 2 goats in her custody;   to Mary daughter of my brother Phillipp - 20/-;   for my funeral expenses - £10;   to William BEALE - 7/6d;  
Executor: kinsman James WINSTON - he to have rest and residue. Myles WINSTON (x)
Witnesses: John ?WEEKES,   James COCKE / COOKE.
Proved London (PCC) 24 Dec 1658 by James WINSTON.

 

1659

CHURCHYARD
DANTE
DAVIES
NORMAN
PARSONS
PHILLIPS
PROSSER
SKYRME
WALWYN
WYNTER
WALWYN, Thomas - of Longford, (Lugwardine) Hereford. Died 1658.
Beneficiaries: eldest son Nicholas WALWYN, son Giles WALWYN,   sister Frances DANTE,   David PROSSER,   Johane WYNTER,   Thomas CHURCHYARD,   wife Dorothy, dau Mary and all servants;   tenant Leonard PARSONS (in) Priors Frome;   Vicar Stephen PHILLIPS,   Bridgett DAVIES.
Witnesses: Dick SKYRME, Margaret SKYRME,   John NORMAN,   David PROSSER.
Proved London 22 Apr 1659.

Contact: Nancy Smith

 

1660

DOWNING
PRITCHETT
TAYLOR
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, John - of Shrawley, 2 Dec 1658.
grandchild Elizabeth WORMINGTON daur of my son Thomas WORMINGTON - 10£ at full age;   grandchild John WORMINGTON - 10£ at full age,   grandchild Thomas WORMINGTON;   John PRITCHETT of Wichenford and kinsman Thomas DOWNING of Wichenford.
Witnesses: John PRITCHETT,   John TAYLOR.
Proved 16 Jul 1660 - PCC/Folio 155.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1663

DIRRY
GALLET
GALLETT
HOSKINS
REECE
SAYSE
WEAVER
WEAVERS
WEST
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Francis - of Byton, 15 Dec 1663.
my brother Thomas WOODHOUSEs children Mary, Thomas &   John - 100£ which their father oweth to be paid;   brother in law Thomas DIRRY - 26£ that he oweth me;   brother in law William WEAVERS daur Elizabeth - 23£   which John DIRRY of Cosington? oweth me;   2 sisters Alice WEAVER and Mary DIRRY - 10£ which Tobias WOODHOUSE of Shobdon oweth me;   kinswomen Mary and Johan SAYSE - 20£   which James WOODHOUSE of Byton oweth;   my kinswoman Mary WEAVER;   my godson Francis HOSKINS;   Thos. GALLET of the woodhouse;   my sister in law Mary WOODHOUSE, my brother Thomas WOODHOUSE;   Thomas WOODHOUSE of Kingsland oweth me;   Tho: REECE.
Witnesses: Sarah WEST,   Tho REECE,   Tho GALLETT.
Proved 22 Jan 1663 - HCC; Ref FHL#91588.

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1663

HODGES
OSBORNE
PYCHARD
WATIS
WIND
WINDE
WINDE, William - of Stoke Prior, gent., 16 Apr 1662.
Johan WINDE of Stoke Prior widow my natural mother conveyed to me lands in Stoke Prior & Fencott in Docklow to devise back, & if she died before expiry of lease, then to (unborn) child of my wife Mary WIND;   William HODGES of Ripple, Worcestershire, clerk, owes £300 of my now wife's portion,   which I grant to Farley OSBORNE* of Coddington gent my brother in law to keep my wife for life;   rest to Johan WINDE* my mother.
Witnesses: Thomas WATIS the elder &   Thomas WATIS &   Richard PYCHARD.
Proved (PCC) 5 Mar 1662/3. TNA Ref: PROB 11/310 f42.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1663

LENCH
SHAPERD
WORMINGTON
WORMINTON
WORMINTON, William - of Grimley, 10 Apr 1662.
daur Hannah WORMINGTON - 20£,   daur Elizabeth WORMINGTON - 20£,   daur Margret WORMINTON - 20£;   wife Alis, son John WORMINGTON.
Overseers: kinsman Thomas WORMINTON &   Richard SHAPERD.
Witnesses: Henry LENCH &   William WORMINGTON.
Proved 26 May 1663 - Worcs.

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1663

CONINGSBY
WISE
WISE, Sampson - 1 Apr 1661.
resign interests in estates of father in law Fitzwilliam CONINGSBY, knight, & brother in law Humphrey CONINGSBY;   legacy to servant for years of service at Hampton Court;   wife & others*.
Overseers: Fitzwilliam CONINGSBY &   Humphrey CONINGSBY.
Proved (PCC) 30 Oct 1663. TNA Ref: PROB 11/312 f124.
Note: Abstract is of selected references only.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1664

HALL
HAY
HOULDER
WARNER
WOODIATT
WARNER, Frauncis - tanner of Suckley, 15 July 1663.
kinswoman Joyce HOULDER wife of Thomas HOULDER;   wife Bridgett and my wives grandchild Frauncis WOODIATT son of George WOODIDATT.
Witnesses: Rd. HAY,   William HALL.
Proved 1 Mar 1664 - Worcs.

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1664

JONES
PROSSER
WEBB
WHEELER
WHILLER
WHEELER, Richard - of Woolhope, clerk, 31 May 1661.
to be buried Woolhope church near my father's grave;   to Thomas WHEELER of Foy my lands in Woolhope after the decease of my wife Martha* provided he pays £10 a year for ever to 2 poor men of Woolhope with the name of Richard WHEELER & for want of some of that name then to kindred of said Richard WHEELER;   & £2 to 2 boys of the name of Richard WHEELER unless worth £10 a year and have not been guilty of the beastly sin of drunkenness;   to Dorothy WEBB & Martha WEBB my sister's 2 daughters £50 to be divided by their mother Anne WEBB;   to Richard WHEELER son of Roger WHILLER of Penfield;   to Magdalen WHEELER;   to my exors my houses in the city of Hereford & its suburbs to maintain a schoolmaster in Woolhope.
Overseer: Thomas WHILLER of Buckenhill;   to John JONES;   Benjamin PROSSER my wife's nephew one of the boys to enjoy my first gift.
Witnesses: Thomas WHILLER &   Magdalen (X) WHILLER.
Proved (PCC) 8 Aug 1664. TNA Ref: PROB 11/312 f111.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1664

BALLARD
DORMIE
DUDLEY
HUGMORE
LONGMORE
WHORRWOOD
WHORWOOD
WYNALL
WYNNALL
WYNNALL, Richard - of Ombersley, yeoman, 8 Jul 1640.
Gerrhard WHORRWOOD of Sturton Castle, Worcs, esq. and his son John WHORWOOD;   by Indenture 7 Oct - granted Kingford, Wolverley, Worcester;   my eldest son John WYNNALL;   my 2nd son Richard WYNALL;   and Edward HUGMORE son of Humphry HUGMORE deceased;   John HUGMORE of Kidderminstr;   Frauncis HUGMORE of same;   Walter DORMIE of Hartlebury and John WYNNALL of Hartlebury;   my son in law John HUGMORE;   my grandchildren Ann WYNNALL and John WYNNALL.
Witnesses: Robert BALLARD,   John LONGMORE,   Rowland DUDLEY.
Proved 26 Oct 1664 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98084.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1665

AMYAS
BODENHAM
CLENT
FIDOE
HILL
LANE
LAWTONS
MELLARCHAPP
SIMMONS
THOMAS
WALDRON
WALKER
WARD
WALDRON, Thomas - of Tenbury, Naylor, 18 Jan 1666.
first wife Ann WALDRON;   Poor of Tenbury;   sister Margery SIMMONS - 40s. and 20s. among her children;   son Thomas WALDRON - 5£, + 10£;   son John WALDRON and his children;   daur Jane CLENT - 20£ and her daur Joyce CLENT - 10£   (also something at Hugh LAWTONS house) and the rest of her children;   grandchild Thomas WALDRON son of my son Richard WALDRON - land at Tenbury;   grandchild Joyce AMYAS wife of Robert AMYAS;   {grandchildren} Margaret, Mary, Ann, & Hanna the 4 younger daurs of my son Richard WALDRON;   grandchildren John and Thomas the sons of William WARD;   grandchild Mary daur of William WARD - her grandmother's chest;   William FIDOE of Tenbury, taylor - 10s.;   Thomas WALDRON, butcher - 10s.;   son Richard WALDRON.
Overseers: friends Hugh THOMAS of Kierwyard, clerk,   Edmond LANE of Tenbury, mercer and William MELLARCHAPP of Kierwyard.
Witnesses: Wm BODENHAM,   Thomas HILL,   Hannah WALKER.
Proved 24 Dec 1665 - HCC.
NB: my 9th great grandfather-sjk

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1667

BRAND
CATLAN
CROFT
GIBSON
MORRIS
WEAVER
WEST
WEAVER, James - Finsbury, St Giles Cripplegate, London, yeo.
brothers John & Thomas WEAVER of Hentland co Hereford husbandmen;   land in Hoddesden co Hertford to Prudence daughter of Thomas MORRIS of Stepney citizen and merchantaylor.
Executrix: wife Prudence.
Witnesses: Matthew BRAND, Margaret GIBSON, Timothy WEST, John CROFT & John CATLAN.
Proved 1667, Dean and Chapter of St Pauls Cathedral; Vol F, f227.

Contact: Leslie Mahler

 

1668

ADAMS
ELLIS
SKINNER
WALKER
WALKER, Ellenor - of Ledbury, singlewoman, last Apr 1668.
brother John WALKER;   kinsman John WALKER son of my brother John WALKER;   John and Anne WALKER son and daur of my sister in lawe Anne WALKER, widow;   my kinswoman Anne ELLIS;   Anne daur of Edward ADAMS;   sister Joan WALKER;   2 of my friends Thomas SKINNER and Edward ADAMS.
Witnesses: Anne ADAMS gen,   Tho: SKINNER.
Proved - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.

Contact: Steve Kelsey

 

1668

HALL
HOSKINS
PHILLIPS
READING
WILDE
WILDE, John - of Ledbury, clothier, 10 Oct 1667 [19 Chas II]
to the poor of Ledbury;   to my daughter Anne WILDE £200;   to my son Stephen WILDE property from my wife Frances WILDE* & property bought from my cousin Vincent PHILLIPS of Worcester;   to my son Thomas WILDE £5;   to my daughter Elizabeth HALL £5;   rest to my wife.
Witnesses: Thomas READING &   Cha: HOSKINS;  
Proved at Hereford 15 Aug 1668.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1668

BOOTH
BRAYNE
HIGGINS
HOULS
JANSON
RODD
RODDE
SAVAKER
WEAVER
WHITNEY
WILLIAMS
WITCHERLEY
WRIGHT
WHITNEY, Lady Anna - of Whitney late wife of Sir Robert WHITNEY of Whitney, knight, deceased, 14 Sep 1667.
to my daughter Whitney £40 & to my daughter Lucy BOOTH £25 & to my daughter Susan WILLIAMS £25;   to my grandchild Constance WILLIAMS £50;   to my grandchild Elizabeth RODD £50;   to my daughter Elinor WRIGHT £40;   to Mr WITCHERLEY £20;   to Mrs WITCHERLEY aring;   to poor of Whitney £15;   to Mrs WEAVER wife of Mr WEAVER vicar of Clifton £20;   to Goody HOULS & her son £20;   to Nell HIGGINS £10;   to Mary £25;   to Mrs SAVAKER my servant £25;   to Mrs Susan JANSON £25;   my son WHITNEY*.
Witnesses: Thomas RODDE &   Thomas BRAYNE.
Proved (PCC) 20 Nov 1668 by her son Thomas WHITNEY;  TNA Ref: PROB 11/328 f150.
Note: A further grant was made in 1675 to Elizabeth WHITNEY, the executrix of the testator's son Thomas WHITNEY, Thomas having died.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1669

BOSWOOD
BRAY
FARLEY
HARLEY
MUCKLO
MUCKLOW
SMEETHES
SMITH
SMYTH
STALLARD
STINTON
WICHE
WOODIATT
WOODYATT
WOODIATT, John - of Bilfield i/t/p of Hatfield, 31 Dec 1668.
to be buried Hatfield;   to poor of Hatfield;   to John STALLARD;   to James STINTON;   to Thomas BOSWOOD of Bockleton;   to my son John WOODYATT hops in Barkley meadow till he marries when he may rent whole estate paying Susanna* my wife £12 yearly for life;   books etc to my daughter Susanna SMYTH;   to my grandchildren Mary & Susanna SMYTH £30 each;   to my kinswoman Bridget MUCKLOW daughter of James MUCKLOW of Bromyard;   to Margaret SMEETHES.
Overseers: my friends William FARLEY gent of Avenbury &   Thomas BRAY of Bockleton.
Witnesses: William HARLEY &   Elinor WICHE &   Thomas BRAY &   James MUCKLO &   John SMITH.
Proved at Hereford 4 Feb 1668/9.

Contact: Michael Faraday

 

1669

ALLEN
EGGLINTON
HALL
HOOPER
WOOD
WOODDIATT
WOODYATT
WOODDIATT, Richard - of Cradley, yeoman, 2 Jan 1665.
Poor of Cradley;   my daur Anne EGGLINTON widow and her 4 children sons and daurs of John EGGLINTON her late husband, viz: Richard, John, Thomas & Mary;   the 4 sons of my son John WOODYATT (Richard, John, William & Thomas);   Ellianor HOOPER, Joseph HOOPER, and Anne HOOPER 3 of the children of my daur Ellianor ALLEN now wife of John ALLEN;   my son John WOODYATT;   my grandchild Richard WOODYATT;   my brother John WOODYATT;   daur in law Anne WOODYATT now wife of my son John WOODYATT;  
Sole Executrix: my daur Martha WOODYATT spinster.
my neighbor and friend Richard WOOD of Cradley, farmer.
Witnesses: John WOODYATT,   Wm HALL.
Proved 30 May 1669 - HCC; Ref FHL#91589.
NB: my 9th great grand uncle - sjk

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1669

COLLIER
DRIVER
LEAKE
LEWIS
ROWLEY
WODHILL
WODHILL, Walter - of Almeley, 24 Jun 1667.
my wife;   my daur ROWLEY;   my grandchild Mary COLLIER;   my cozen DRIVER;   Margarett ROWLEY;   my grandchild Daniell COLLIER;   Abigail, Priscilla & Will: COLLIER;   my grandchild Silvanus WODHILL;   Francis LEWIS, Wm LEWIS,   Walter LEAKE;   my son{in law?} ROWLEY;   my son Walter WODHILL;   my son{in law?} COLLIER.
Witnesses: Wal. WODHILL jr,   Elianor ROWLEY,   M'gt ROWLEY.
Proved 24 Sep 1669 - HCC; Ref FHL#91689.

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1670

BROWNINGE
GARWEY
HALL
HIGGINS
MAKEAM
PENNILL
WESTBURY
WOOD
WOODYATT
WESTBURY, Joane - of Alfrick. (Ad)
John WESTBURY the son and Ad of Alfrick, and Samuel HALL of Alfrick.
Inventory by: Edw. HIGGINS,   William MAKEAM,   William HALL and Thomas WOOD, 4 Oct 1670.
One bond of 10£ wherein George WOODYATT of Suckley stood bound to James WESTBURY husband to the said deceased Joane WESTBURY.
One bond of 10£ for payment wherein Giles PENNILL of Acton B stands bound to James WESTBURY the yr in trust for the above named James WESTBURY husband to deceased.
One bond of 10£ wherein Anne GARWEY stood bound to deceased Joane WESTBURY.
One bond wherein Percivall BROWNINGE stood bond to said deceased: Total 20£.
Admon 20 Oct 1670 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98096.

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1671

CONNOPP
COOK
GOUGH
GOWER
MUSKETT
PRICE
WOODHOUSE
YOUNGE
WOODHOUSE, Anne - of Ledicot, Shobdon, widow, 1 Sep 1668.
Beneficiaries: to youngest son Francis WOODHOUSE, Gent, 10 acres of land called Isingwall in Shobdon and other lands in Aymtree called Quarrel Meadow and Parish Meadow, purchased in 1641 by Edward COOK senior (late father of the testatrix) from John YOUNGE senior, in order for Francis to pay the legacies contained in her will;   to poor of Shobdon 40s;   to every servant 5s;   to Elizabeth (wife of youngest son John WOODHOUSE), £5;   to daughter Mary (wife of John MUSKETT), £10;   to grandchildren Edward & Ann WOODHOUSE (children of late son James WOODHOUSE senior) £3 each when 21;   to grandchildren Francis, Anne, Diana, Elizabeth and Mary (children of son William WOODHOUSE) £3 each when 21;   to grandchildren John, Anne & Elizabeth WOODHOUSE (children of daughter Elizabeth and her husband David WOODHOUSE), £3 each when 21;   to granddaughter Anne (daughter of son John WOODHOUSE), £3 when 21;   to grandchildren Francis, Diana and Anne (children of son Francis WOODHOUSE), £3 each when 21;   to daughter Elizabeth (wife of David WOODHOUSE), the best gourd and £_. (amount illegible);   to daughter Anne (wife of William CONNOPP), £20 (if living, otherwise same to be shared amongst her children);   to Anne (daughter of son William WOODHOUSE), £12 when 21;   to Maudline GOWER £20.
Executor: son Francis WOODHOUSE - he also to have residue.
Witnesses: John PRICE;   James GOUGH;   Francis WOODHOUSE
Probate granted 1671.

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1671

GEERS
HEAVEN
JONES
PATESHALL
WHITTINGTON
WHITTINGTON, John - of Thornbury co. Hereford, clerk, 9 Oct 1669.
son John - my gold ring;   daughter Susana PATESHALL - 20/-;   daughter Katherine and son Edmund - all my bonds bills debts and money to be paid at a.21, my debts being first paid. My wife to distribute at her discretion among my children the share of either dying under that age;   sister HEAVEN - 20/-;   Poor of Notgrove - £3;   Poor of Puddlestone and poor of Thornbury - '40 Edward shillings'.
Sole Executrix: wife Susanna WHITTINGTON - £200 out of my bonds etc, and all my household stuffe and stores and goods with implements of husbandry during her widowhood, then to my children at her discretion.
Overseer: my Brother John PATESHALL, and 20/- for the care therein.
Witnesses: Anne JONES,   and John PATESHALL.
Witnesses to an insertion: Ths GEERS,   J. WHITTINGTON.
Proved at London 1 Jun 1671. PRO Ref: PROB 11/336.
Notes: Testator was 5th and youngest son of John WHITTINGTON (died 1652). He took his MA at Brasenose College, Oxford 1 Jul 1625, and was Rector of Puddlestone from 1628 until his death in 1671. His daughter Susanna married John PATESHALL of Puddlestone at Puddlestone 6 Oct 1667.

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1672

LOVE
ROBINSON
WOODYATT
WYNN
WOODYATT, Roger - of Avenbury.
Bond by Edward WOODYATT (the son) of Avenbury,   Roger ROBINSON, corviser.
Inventory by: Richard WYNN, gent and John LOVE, 27 Jun 1672.
Admon 25 Jan 1672 - HCC; Ref FHL#91685.

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1673

BRAY
BROOYES
HALLES
MUKLO
PENNELL
SHEPERD
SMYTH
SMYTHE
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Susan - of Bilfield, Hatfield, 9 Nov 1672.
my kinswoman Bridgett MUKLO and her sister Elizabeth MUKLO;   my sister Anne BROOYES children;   my kinsman George PENNELL;   my kinswoman Anne HALLES;   my son John;   my daur Susanna SMYTH;   my grandaur Mary SMYTHE (sole executrix) and son in law John SMYTHE.
Overseer: Thomas BRAY of Bockelton.
Witnesses: John SMYTH,   Gwen SHEPERD,   Geo: PENNELL.
Proved 9 Jan 1673 - HCC; Ref FHL#91570.

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1673

COOKE
DAVIES
HAMPTON
HORSHAM
OAKEY
OCKEY
SAUNDER
WALLWYN
WALLWYN, Ann - of Eldersfield, widow, 15 Apr 1672.
cozen Thomas HAMPTON,   cozen Thomas DAVIES, cozen William DAVIES;   Alice HORSHAM;   Thomas OAKEY the yr;   Ann OAKEY his sister;   Elizabeth her sister;   Sara her sister;   Mary daur of James OCKEY;   kinswoman Ann HAMPTON.
Witnesses: John SAUNDER,   Floris COOKE, Sr.
Proved 5 Apr 1673 - Worcs.

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1673

GOMEY
MEYRICKE
MORGAN
WHITE
WHITNEY
WHITNEY, Thomas - of Presteigne, 30 Oct 1672.
to my son Thomas WHITNEY;   to my daughters Jane, Elianor & Joan;   to my wife Jane;   to my daughter Elizabeth*;   Walter GOMEY*.
Witnesses: Thomas WHITE &   Meredith MORGAN &   Hugh MEYRICKE.
Proved at Hereford 17 May 1673.

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1673

GLOVER
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, John - of Stocklow, 24 Apr 1673. (N)
to my wife Joan WILLIAMS*.
Witnesses: Thomas & Margaret GLOVER.
Proved at Hereford 27 May 1673.

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1673

LOVE
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Roger - of Avenbury. Died on or about 20 Jan 1673 English Style.
my son Edward WOODYATT.
Witnesses: John LOVE, Sarah LOVE, Maria LOVE.
Admon 24 Jul 1673 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1674

JENINGS
RICHARDS
WALKER
WYATT
WYATT, Richard - of Tenbury, shoomaker, 8 Mar 1674.
2 youngest daurs Sarah and Winfrid;   money in Edward WALKER's hand;   my daur Elizabeth;   my son in law William RICHARDS.
Witness: Susan JENINGS.
Proved 30 Mar 1674 - HCC; Ref FHL#91590.

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1674

HILL
MILLWARD
WOODYAT
WOODYATT
WOODYAT, Edward - of Bosbury, 2 Jul 1674.
kinsman Joseph HILL of Avenbury;   kinsman John MILLWARD of Bosbury;   daurs Anne, Elizabeth, Mary - lands in parish of Aymestrey;   son John WOODYATT, son Richard WOODYAT.
Proved 8 Aug 167? HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1674

ATTWOOD
WILLIAMS
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Edward - of Great Alne als Round Alne, Warwickshire. (Ad)
Elizabeth WILLIAMS als WORMINGTON, the daur of Edward WORMINGTON;   Richard WILLIAMS de Alne Magna,   Edward ATTWOOD of same.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thos and Edw ATTWOOD, 10 Sep 1674.
Admon 26 Oct 1674 - Worcs.

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1676

CHILD
HALL
KENDRICK
PALMER
WARNER
WOODDIATT
WOODIATT
WARNER, Bridgett - of Suckley, widow, 23 Feb 1670.
grandchild Sarah WOODDIATT daur of my son George WOODIATT,   grandchild Frauncis WOODIATT son of my son George WOODIATT.
Witnesses: Richard KENDRICK Sr,   Richard KENDRICK, Jr. William HALL.
Appraisers of Inventory: William HALL,   John PALMER and Richard CHILD, 19 Oct 1676.
Proved 21 Oct 1676 - Worcs.

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1677

DALLEY
KNIGHT
POWELL
WARMINGTON
WARMINGTON, Elizabeth - of Bosbury, widow, 19 Sep 1673.
daur Elizabeth, wife of Richard KNIGHT of Bosbury;   John POWELL, gent;   daur Anne (not 16);   son Adam WARMINGTON;   son John WARMINGTON.
Witnesses: Ra: B., Richard DALLEY, Katherine DALLEY.
Proved 12 Jul 1677 - HCC.

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1680

CHURCH
GREENE
HADLEY
PRITCHETT
SAUNDERS
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, William - of Wichenford. (Ad)
Appraisers of Inventory: John PRITCHETT,   Thos GREENE,   Samuel SAUNDERS,   Richard HADLEY, 21 Jan 1680.
Bond by Mary WORMINGTON (wid ye rel) &   Thomas WORMINGTON of Grimley (father) {who} renounce right & title to brother Thomas WORMINGTON;  
Bond also signed by Geo: CHURCH.
Admon 4 Jan 1680 - Worcs.

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1681

BULLOCKE
DEY
DOWNES
HALL
WATTS
WHITE
WHITE, Roger - of Cradley, 21 Dec 1680.
eldest son John WHITE - 5s.,   son Richard WHITE - 1/3 pt all my personal estate,   daur Susanna WHITE - 1/3 pt,   daur Elianor DEY - 5s.,   daur Joane DOWNES - 5s.,   daur Anne WATTS - 5s.;   beloved wife Susanna.
Witnesses: Charles HALL,   Robert BULLOCKE,   William HALL.
Proved 29 Mar 1681 - HCC.

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1681

COUPER
DAVIS
JAMES
PITT
THOMAS
WOOD
WOOD, Roger - of Wacton, 18 Sep 1681.
my now wife Elizabeth WOOD;   my son Mathew WOOD;   my daur Elianor DAVIS;   my daur Mary JAMES;   my grandaur Elizabeth JAMES.
Witnesses: PITT als COUPER/ THOMAS.
Proved 7 Nov 1681 - HCC; Ref FHL#91591.

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1684

BERKLY
FIFIELD
HALL
MORTON
WOOD
WOODIATT
WOODYATT
WOODIATT, John - of Cradley, 4 Feb 1679.
my son Joseph WOODYATT - land purchased of Rowland BERKLY, gent called the Stockin;   my wife Anne WOODIATT;   kinsman Richard MORTON;   my eldest son Richard WOODIATT;   sons William, Thomas and James;   daurs Anne WOODYATT and Mary WOODYATT.
Witnesses: Richard WOOD,   Richard FIFIELD,   Wm HALL.
Proved 6 May 1684 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.
NB: my 1st cousin 10th removed - sjk

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1685

BURBRIDGE
EGLINTON
FEANE
FYFIELD
GODYEARE
HOOPER
KENT
KNOWLES
WALKER
WOODYATT
WOODYEAT
WOODYEAT, Martha - of St. Andrews, Worcester, spinster, 9 Sep 1684.
cousin William WOODYEAT of Creadley - 5£;   cousin Thomas WOODYEAT of same - 5£;   cousin James WOODYEAT of same - 5£;   cousin Ann WOODYEAT of same - 5£ and at her brother Richard WOODYEATs house;   cousin Joseph WOODYEAT of same - 5£;   cousin Mary WOODYATT of same - 5£;   Mary late widow of cousin Richard EGLINTON of St Peters - 40s.;   cousin Margery WOODYATT of Creadley - 20s.;   Joyce KENT of Cradley - 20s.;   Mary BURBRIDGE of Dinesgreen in Worcester - 20s.;   Poore of Creadley - 50s.;   Thomas WALKER of Creadley - 10 shillings;   Elizabeth wife of Edward KNOWLES of St Andrews - my aparil;   John EGLINTON of Worcester Co. - 5£;   Thomas EGLINTON of Co. Worcs - 5£;   Thomas HOOPER of Creadley - 40.;   my cousin Richard WOODYATT of Creadley - Rest of goods.
Witnesses: Edward KNOWLES,   John FEANE.
Inventory by: William FYFIELD, and Joseph GODYEARE, 12 Nov 1685.
Proved 3 Feb 1685 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98149.
NB: my 1st cousin 10th removed - sjk

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1686

BAYLIS
BRITTEN
BROYE
GREENE
MARSH
PITT
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Thomas - of Grimly, yeoman, 7 Jul 1683.
son John WORMINGTON, son Robert, daur Elizabeth,   son Thomas, daur Audry.
Witnesses: Richard PITT,   Rebeckah BAYLIS,   Tho: MARSH.
Appraisers of Inventory: Francis BRITTEN,   Thomas BROYE,   Tho: GREENE, 10 Mar 1685.
Proved 29 Nov 1686 - Worcs.

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1686

COCKES
GREENE
HUGHES
MORRIS
PRITCHETT
RANDELL
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Thomas - of Whichenford, 4 Jan 1685.
father Tho: WORMINGTON, brother Robarte WORMINGTON,   sister Arderye RANDELL;   to be disposed of by John PRITCHETT Jun,   Tho: GREENE of Wichenford for the use of his and his child age about 2;   sister Elizabeth WORMINGTON;   ante Elizabeth HUGHES;   Richard COCKES son;   Elizabeth MORRIS;   brother John WORMINGTON.
Proved 29 Nov 1686 - Worcs.

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1687

FARMER
HANDY
HARK
WALKER
WALKER, Thomas - of St. Clements, Worcs. (Ad)
Inventory by: John HANDY gent and Robert FARMER, and Richard HARK.
Goods unadmin by Isable WALKER his late relict.
Admon 9 Jan 1687 - Worcs.

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1687

HOLDER
ROBINSON
WOOD
WOOD, John - of the Brokehouse, Bishops Frome, 29 Mar 1685.
my son John WOOD - 10£ when 21;   my daur Margarett - 10£;   my daur Mary - 10£;   Thomas HOLDER of Bachfield,   Roger ROBINSON of Munderfield;   &   Thomas WOOD of the Venn (my 7th great grandfather - sjk);   my wife Margarett.
Witnesses: Thomas WOOD,   Roger ROBINSON.
Proved 22 Sep 1687 - HCC; Ref FHL#91592.

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1688

BRTON
WODEART
WODEARTS
WODEAT
WODEART, William - of Bromyard, tanner, 10 Aug 1687.
my eldest brother Richard WODEARTS wife;   his daur Anne WODEARTS;   my mother Anne WODEART;   my brother in law Joseph WODEAT;   sister in law Anne WODEART, sister in law Mary WODEART;   my 2nd brother Thomas WODEART;   my yonger brother James WODEART.
Witnesses: Roger BRTON,   Elinor WODEART.
Proved 24 Jun 1688 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.
NB: my 2nd cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1688

MILLS
TAYLOR
WOODHOUSE
WYTHY
WYTHY, Roger - of Standsbatch [Stansbatch] in Staunton on Arrow, yeoman, 18 Jul 1688.
lands to my wife Margaret WYTHY already settled by feoffment;   to my 4 daughters Elizabeth, Elinor, Abygail & Rachel;   to my daughter Alice.
Witnesses: Benjamin MILLS &   James TAYLOR &   Robert WOODHOUSE.
Proved at Hereford 31 Jul 1688.

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1688

PEPPER
WIDDRINGTON
WIDDRINGTON, Ralph - of the College, Cambridge, 19 Mar 1688.
Lady Margarets Reader of Divinity in the U. my nephews Ralph WIDDRINGTON of Cheesburn Grange;   Henry WIDDRINGTON,   Esq. of Hartford and Henry WIDDRINGTON his son;   settled upon the master fellows and scholars of Christs College;   Ralph WIDDRINGTON Esq. of Cheesburn Grange, Northumberland the son of my brother Sir Henry WIDDRINGTON and Henry the son of Henry WIDDRINGTON;   my niece Ursula Countesse of Plymouth and only surviving daur of my brother Sir Thomas WIDDRINGTON;   my nephew Patricius WIDDRINGTON;   my nephew Christ PEPPER;   my niece Mary WIDDRINGTON of Hartford.
Proved 2 Aug 1688 - PCC; Ref FHL#92359 PCC 1688/Folio 113.

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1688

BROWNEINGE
HIGGINS
KENDRICKE
KENRICK
PALMER
WOOD
WOODYAT
WOODYATT
WOODYAT, Ffrancis - of Suckley, tanner, 29 May 1688. Francis WOODYATT died 5 Jun 1688.\n
only son Richard WOODYAT - 1 shilling (is well provided for by the will of his late grandfather Richard KENDRICKE);   6 daurs namely Martha WOODYATT, Alice WOODYAT, Sarah WOODYATT,   Margaret WOODYAT, Mary WOODYATT, and Ffraunces WOODYATT - 20£ each;   my wife Mary WOODYATT.
Witnesses: John PALMER,   Richard KENRICK,   John WOODYATT,   Edw. HIGGINS.
Inventory by: John PALMER,   Thomas WOOD,   John BROWNEINGE,   Edw HIGGINS, 4 Jul 1688.
Proved 25 Aug 1688 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98162.
NB: my 2nd cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1688

BURFORD
COOKE
FIFIELD
HALLWARD
WEIGHT
WOOD
WEIGHT, Mary widow - of Suckley, 28 Mar 1685.
son Samuel WEIGHT, son William WEIGHT;   Land in occupation of Anne BURFORD, widow.
Witnesses: Thomas HALLWARD,   Anne WOOD,   William FIFIELD.
Inventory by: Thomas HALLWARD,   Adam COOKE,   Tho: WOOD, 1 Aug 1688.
Proved 29 Aug 1688 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98162.

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1689

WELLCOCK
WILCOCK
WITHERINGTON
WITHERINGTON, William - of Woolwich, Kent, labourer, 5 Mar 1689.
my friend Francis WELLCOCK or WILCOCK of Woolwich, baker;   Money due me from his majesties ships.
Proved 6 Mar 1689 - PCC; Ref FHL#92365 PCC 1689/Folio 52.

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1689

CLARKE
FIELD
PALMER
STORLING
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, John - of Billfield, Hatfield, 26 Jun 1680.
my son Nicholas WOODYATT;   my son Stephen WOODYATT;   my daurs Anna WOODYATT and Susana WOODYATT;   eldest son John WOODYATT;   wife Anna WOODYATT;   Nicholas FIELD of Evisham, gent;   Mathew CLARKE of Wackton, gent.
Witnesses: Mathew CLARKE,   John PALMER,   Richard STORLING.
Proved 22 Aug 1689 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1690

ABRAHALL
BARNES
RAVENHILL
WHITE
WIGHT
WIGHT, John - of Bishops Frome. (Ad)
by Margaret WIGHT the relict and widow,   John ABRAHALL, cities of Hereford, gen and Richd BARNES of Acton Beauchamp.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas WIGHT,   John WHITE,   Thomas RAVENHILL, 5 May 1690.
Admon. 13 Sep 1690.

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1691

CWEARNE
STONE
TAYLOR
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, John - of Hill Hampton, Martley, 16 Mar 1689/90 [2 William & Mary]
John STONE, Parish of Grimley;   To be buried at Shrawley;   eldest son Robert WORMINGTON - lease to house at Shrawley,   son John WORMINGTON and daur Elizabeth WORMINGTON - when age 21;   wife Elizabeth WORMINGTON.
Appraisers of Inventory: John TAYLOR,   Robert STONE,   Richard CWEARNE?, 25 Jul 1690.
Proved 25 Mar 1691 - Worcs.

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1692

BOULTON
ROUDEN
TAYLOR
WALKER
WOODCOCK
WALKER als WOODCOCK, George - of Hanley Castle, weaver, 25 Dec 1691.
my son John WALKER, my son George WALKER, my wife Marie WALKER.
Witnesses: John TAYLOR,   Wm BOULTON,   R. ROUDEN.
Proved 26 Mar 1692 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98172.

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1692

BISHOP
DAVIES
GENT
PIPER
SABERRY
WALDRON
WALKER
WATIES
WALDRON, Richard - of Tenbury, 2 Jan 1691.
only son Thomas - 5 parcells of land bought of my father and after his decease to his eldest son Richard and then to his 2nd son John and then to Benjamin. daur GENT;   daur SABERRY;   daur BISHOP (Margaret);   daur PIPER (Hannah);   beloved son John GENT.
Witnesses: Eliza. DAVIES,   Edmond WALKER,   Edmond WATIES.
Proved 19 Apr 1692 - HCC.
NB: brother to my 8th great grandmother-sjk

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1693

SWABRAKE
SWARBROCKE
WALSGROVE
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, William - of Holy Cross, Pershore. (Ad)
wid & rel Mary WORMINGTON;   Thoomas WALSGROVE of Stoulton, wheelright,   Richard SWARBROCKE, St. Crucis same.
Appraisers of Inventory: Tho: WALSGROVE of Stoulton and Rich: SWABRAKE of Wedborow, 26 Jul 1692.
Admon 6 May 1693 - Worcs.

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1694

DORRINGTON
UNDERHILL
WALKER
WALWYNE
WALKER, John - of St. Martin, Worcester, clothier, 12 Feb 1693.
"To be buried St. Andrew Worcester, where my late dear wife is buried";   my daur Mary;   my son Francis to be set out to trade;   3 children John, Francis, & Mary;   my good friends Josias UNDERHILL of Worcs and Herbert WALWYNE of same baker;   my apprentice Ralph DORRINGTON.
Proved 24 Apr 1694 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98180.

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1694

LONG
PRITCHARD
SMITH
WOOD
WOODDIATT
WOODIATT
WOODYATT
WOODDIATT, Anne - of Cradley, 30 Apr 1694.
grandson John WOODIATT (son of my son in law Thomas WOODDIATT);   grandson Richard WOODIATT (son of my son in law James WOODDIATT);   grandson William SMITH (son of my son in law James SMITH);   son Joseph WOODDIATT;   Anne WOODYATT and Sarah WOODDIATT of the Upper House;   Mary LONG daur of kinsman Richard LONG of Barrow Mills;   Anne LONG daur of kinsman Richard LONG of Hales end;   my 2 daurs Anne SMITH and Mary WOODDIATT.
Witnesses: Tho: WOOD,   Rd. LONG,   Eliz. PRITCHARD.
Proved Aug 1694 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.
NB: 2nd wife to my 1st cousin 10th removed - sjk

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1695

PHILLIPS
WRIGHT
WRIGHT, Thomas - of Stanford Bishop.
my wife Elizabeth;   my daur Mary (a minor);   Samuel PHILLIPS of Bromyard;   John B. of Colwall.
Proved 1695 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1695

CLAVERING
EMLIE
FAIRFAX
PAVORD
STANLEY
WIDDRINGTON
YATES
WIDDRINGTON, Lord William - Baron of Blankney, 26 Mar 1694.
my cosin William STANLEY late of St. Martin in F by his will dated 10 Apr;   Charles Lord FAIRFAX,   Viscount EMLIE in Ireland and my uncle Ralph WIDDRINGTON;   Mrs. Elioner FAIRFAX;   my sister Hon. Elizabeth WIDDRINGTON;   my Lady Dorothy PAVORD (my aunt);   my cousin Mrs. Elizabeth WIDDRINGTON;   my son Charles WIDDRINGTON;   my daur Apolonia WIDDRINGTON;   my daurs Elizabeth and Mary WIDDRINGTON;   my son Pedegreen WIDDRINGTON;   my cosin Terrza WIDDRINGTON;   my nephew and godson William CLAVERING;   my mother the Lady WIDDRINGTON;   my aunt Mrs. Appolonia YATES and my sister the Hon. Jane WIDDRINGTON;   my son William WIDDRINGTON;   Lands in Northumberland and Lincoln.
Proved 4 May 1695 - PCC; Ref FHL#92391 PCC 1695/#84.

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1695

CARR
COOK
COOKE
DARBY
WIDDRINGTON
WIDDRINGTON, Barbrey - of St. James Westmr widow, 12 Sep 1694.
my daur Mary CARR;   my daur Elizabeth DARBY;   my deare father;   my daurs Jane WIDDRINGTON and Catherine WIDDRINGTON;   Sir Miles COOKE, Kt of St. James, Esq. and Peter COOK Esq. son of sd Miles COOKE.
Proved 30 May 1695 - PCC; Ref FHL#92391 PCC 1695/Folio 83.

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1696

WIDDRINGTON
WITHRINGTON
WITHRINGTON, Henry - of HMS Pembrooke, 20 Feb 1694.
Elenor WIDDRINGTON.
Proved 12 Sep 1696 - PCC; Ref FHL#92400 PCC 1696/Folio 15.

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1697

BAYLIS
MASON
PRICE
TANNER
VOBE
WINTON
WINTON, Job - the elder of Kyerback, Thornbury, gent, 12 Oct 1695.
wife Mary;   my daur Susannah the now wife of George BAYLIS;   my son Job WINTON - 5 shillings;   my kinswoman Elizabeth VOBE - 50£;   my son Thomas WINTON.
Witnesses: MASON/ TANNER/ PRICE.
Proved 6 Apr 1697 - HCC; Ref FHL#91594.

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1697

COOKE
FELLSTEAD
FELSTEAD
FELSTED
KENRICK
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, John - of Eckington, 2 Jun 1697.
2 sisters Elizabeth and Sarah;   neece Elizabeth FELLSTEAD;   John FELSTEAD and Susanna FELSTED son and sister Mary FELSTEAD and neece Mary FELSTEAD;   brother in law Thomas FELSTEAD.
Witnesses: Christian KENRICK, cler,   John COOKE, John COOKE.
Proved 19 Jul 1697 - Worcs.

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1698

ALDRIDGE
BRACE
BRITTENS
HAILINGS
MARTIN
NOTTS
SEVERNES
SEVERNS
WEAVER
WIGHT
WIGHTS
WITH
WIGHT, Randolph - of Suttons Sturmy, Tenbury, Worcs, tymberman, 29 Mar 1697.
wife Anne, son Randolph WIGHT - 1 broad piece of gold;   grandson James WIGHT - the same;   sd son Randolph WIGHT and his other 2 children Thomas WIGHT &   Anne WIGHT - 5£;   son in law Francis BRITTENS 2 children viz: Randol B and Elizabeth B - 5£;   son in law Thomas SEVERNES 2 children viz: Elizabeth S and Randolph S - 5£ ea;   son Thomas WIGHTS children viz: Mary HAILINGS &   Joyce WITH - 5£ ea;   son in law William NOTTS 6 sons viz: Thomas, John, William,   Samuel, George & Charles - 5£ ea.
Others mentioned: son in law Francis BRITTENS 4 children viz John,   Anne, Francis & Mary;   son in law Thomas SEVERNS 6 children viz Robert, Izabell,   Anne, John, William & Richard;   son Thomas WIGHTS {4} children viz: Anne, Jane, Elizabeth & Sarah;   kinsman John BRACE the elder;   Tenbury, Sutton & Rochford.
Witnesses: Thomas MARTIN,   Thomas WEAVER,   Walter ALDRIDGE.
Proved 4 Aug 1698 - PCC; Folio 195.

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1699

BENSON
COOK
COWELL
NASH
PALMER
STINTON
WOOD
WOOD, Thomas - of Cradley, tanner, 3 Oct 1693.
my 2 children John & Anne WOOD;  
Executor: my brother in law William NASH.
Anne daur of my sister Elizabeth COOK;   my friend and kinsman Mr. John PALMER.
Witnesses: John BENSON,   John STINTON,   Wm COWELL.
Proved 18 Jul 1699 - HCC; Ref FHL#91593.

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1699

ADENBROOK
BADHAM
BAKER
BODENHAM
COOKES
GARDYNER
HARDEE
HILL
NASH
NOAKES
PRITCHET
SNEADE
SOMERS
THRUPP
WALKER
WALKER, William - of St. Clements, Worcester, 25 Jun 1686.
friends John SOMERS of the Middle Temple, London, Esq. and Edward COOKES the yr of Powick, gent and John HARDEE of Worcs, gent;   Nicolas BAKER of Worcs, gent;   Castle Hill and Roger at Wichenford in occupation of Edward THRUPP and John PRITCHET.
Richard BODENHAM,   Penelope HILL wid late of Wichenford by indenture of lease, 15 Oct 1660.
kinsman William WALKER and Hannah his wife;   Thomas WALKER the son of my brother Francis WALKER;   cousin Alice WALKER - 100£;   cousin Penelope HILL Widow;   James NASH of Martley;   John ADENBROOK of Over Sapey in Hereford clerke;   3 children of Penelope HILL viz: Francis, Mary & Penelope HILL.
To my kinsman aforesaid William WALKER, Callowhills place in Tedstone de la Mere land bought of John BADHAM,   William SNEADE, &   Joyce BADHAM at Wichenford.
Witnesses: GARDYNER, farmer/ NOAKES.
Proved 28 Jul 1699 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98195.

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1699

CLAVERING
CRANE
WIDDRINGTON
WIDDRINGTON, Edward - of St. Mary le Savoy, Mdsx, 7 Oct 1699.
my deare mother - 5£;   my sister Jane WIDDRINGTON - 30£;   my cosin Mary CRANE;   my brother Roger WIDDRINGTON;   my sister Catherine WIDDRINGTON;   my uncle Ralph WIDDRINGTON;   my sister Anne CLAVERING.
Proved 12 Oct 1699 - PCC; Ref FHL#92418 PCC 1699/Folio 164.

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1700

FOLEY
HANCOX
HATHWAY
JAUNCY
SLAUGHTER
TAYLOR
WITHERSTON
WOOD
WOOD, Anthony - of Yarkhill, 31 May 1700.
Paul FOLEY, Esq. by lease dated 22 Aug 1694 granted Stepsall 7 acres at Weston Beggard. Anne the daur of John HATHWAY, clerk and Edward, the son of Elizabeth HANCOX, widow;   {grandson} Anthony WOOD son of my son Edward WOOD;   son in law John HATHWAY, clerk;   Anne SLAUGHTER wife of James SLAUGHTER.
Kinsman John TAYLOR of Weston Beggard in trust of Anne, Anthony, Elizabeth,   Richard, Mary, Susanna, and Theodosia the 7 children of my son Edward WOOD - 20£ ea when married or {age}21;   son Edward WOOD - 5£   wife Anne WOOD* (sole executrix).
Witnesses: Fra: JAUNCY,   John WOOD,   Ri: WITHERSTON.
Proved 19 Oct 1700 - HCC.

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1701

BALLARD
CRUMPE
KENDRICK
PALMER
WOODIAT
WOODIAT, Richard - of Suckley, batchler.
Inventory by: John PALMER,   George CRUMPE,   & John BALLARD, 29 Mar 1699.
Bond due from Richard KENDRICK of Alfrick the elder - 22£.
Proved 12 Apr 1701.
NB: my 3rd cousin 8th removed - sjk

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1702

BODENHAM
HATHWAY
SLAUGHTER
TAYLOR
WHITERSTON
WHITHERSTON
WOOD
WOOD, Anne - of Yarkhill, widow and executor of Anthony WOOD my late husband, 10 Oct 1701.
Tripartite Indenture: 1 Jan last past - Mr John TAYLOR and Mr. Thomas WOOD my kinsmen - Lease estate of my late husband Roger BODENHAM, Esq and Thomas BODENHAM, his son.
son Edward WOOD - 20s.;   daur HATHWAY - 20s.;   grandaur Elizabeth HATHWAY,   grandaur Theodosia WOOD - 5£   niece Margaret WHITERSTON daur of my late brother Bohun WHITHERSTON - 5£   grandaur Anne SLAUGHTER wife of Mr. James SLAUGHTER.
Witnesses: Robt HATHWAY,   John TAYLOR,   Tho: WOOD.
Proved 4 Jul 1702 - HCC.

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1705

?GRIFFITHS
BREWSTER
EYLES
GREEN
HOLDER
KYRLE
LANE
LOVELL
RAVENHILL
ROGERS
TRYST
WALWYN
WHEELER
WALWYN, James - Gent. Late of Barbados now of Longworth, co. Herfds. 29 Sep 1704.
late wife Anne.
Beneficiaries: brother John WALWYN;   {great neice} Mary LOVELL,   dau of my niece Hester ?GRIFFITHS;   kinsman Nicholas WALWYN;   {2nd cousins} Milbrow & Elizabeth daus of cousin Nicholas WALWYN dec'd. {2nd cousin} Margaret WHEELER dau of cousin Arnold WALWYN;   friend John KYRLE;   Lucy TRYST wife of John TRYST;   daus Elizabeth, Bowyer & Mary, only son James WALWYN.
Executors: Wm HOLDER,   John KYRLE,   John TRYST. "Profits from plantations to be sent to England and consigned to Francis EYLES & Company";  
Servants: Margaret RAVENHILL,   James ROGERS,   John ROGERS.
Witnessess: Wm BREWSTER,   George GREEN,   James LANE.
Proved Jan 1705 - PCC; London (Latin)

Contact: Nancy Smith

 

1706

CONINGESBY
HOOPER
PRICE
WATSON
WATSON, Cecilia nee CONINGESBY - of Stoke Prior co. Hereford, widow, 1705.
to my son Thomas WATSON the sum of 10 shillings to buy him a ring;   all singular my goods, chattels and personal estate to my granddaughter Elizabeth WATSON my executrix.
Witnesses: Mary HOOPER,   Thomas PRICE
Probate Herefordshire 1706.
Note: Cecilia was the daughter of Henry CONINGESBY of Hampton Wafre.

Contact: Barry M. Watson

 

1707

BLAQUE
BOULCOT
CHESTER
HUNT
JENKINS
LANE
LEWIS
MOORE
MYNORS
RICHARDS
RICKARDS
SHEPHEARD
SMITH
TAYLOR
TONMAN
WITHERSTON
WITHINGTON
WITHERSTON, Richard - of the City of Hereford, Gent., 12 Dec 1706.
To be buried in the chancel at Burghill with my first wife;   various bequests to St John the Baptist [?Hereford], All Saints [?Hereford], Burghill, Canon Pyon and Wellington.
to Maude LEWIS of Sutton - 40/- and debts of her husband Thomas LEWIS (to me) are cancelled;   kinswoman Ann SMITH;   my sister [?in-law] Mrs Margaret WITHERSTON widow and her daughter Mrs MOORE and her son (my godson) William MOORE;   my son and daughter TAYLOR and their children;   my daughter Elinor WITHERSTON - £1000 and a tenement in Lyde for life and then to my godson Richard WITHERSTON.
Marriage Settlement of my son Richard WITHERSTON with the daughter of John SHEPHEARD Esq - Richard to have my lands in Marden, Sutton St Nicholas, Sutton St Michael and Little Dewchurch… then to my grandson William WITHERSTON his son.
Marriage Settlement with Theodosia eldest daughter of Robert MYNORS of Treago and my issue by her (3 sons and 2 daughters) viz Edward WITHERSTON, John WITHERSTON, Bohun WITHERSTON, Theodosia and Margaret WITHERSTON;   my daughter Theodosia wife of Roger TONMAN was promised £1000 (£800 paid);   to my son Edward WITHERSTON (+male heirs) my farm called Bridges and the Stocks House, both in Wellington, and the farm rented from me by William CHESTER i/t/ps of Wellington & Dinmore and lands &c. in Wellington & Pipe… else to my son John WITHERSTON… else to my son Bohun WITHINGTON. to my son Edward WITHERSTON - my tenements &c. in or near Broad Street in Hereford purchased from Mr James LANE;   to son John WITHERSTON (+male heirs) my farm near Bellamer (?) and all other lands in Preston on Wye else to Bohun, Edward &c.;   to my son Bohun WITHERSTON (+male heirs) my farm called Caplor and lands in Fownhope and those lands etc bought from Mr John SMITH, Mrs BLAQUE and others in Canon Pyon;   my eldest son Thomas WITHERSTON to have (if he confirms my Will) all lands &c. at Burghill and Morton on Lugg else to Richard, Edward, John, Bohun &c.
Also mentions: Thomas's wife and children;   Peter RICHARDS [?RICKARDS] Esq and wife and son Samuel RICHARDS (my godson);   Mr Robert BOULCOT and his sister Elizabeth BOULCOT;   my cousin Mrs Armilah HUNT widow.
Executors: sons Richard, Edward and Bohun and daughter Elinor.
Witnesses: Armilah HUNT, James HUNT, John HUNT,   David JENKINS.
Proved PCC 4 Sep 1707 by all Exors.

 

1709

GATES
HILLYARD
TANNER
WITHERINGTON
WITHRINGTON
WITHERINGTON, John citizen and cooper - of London, 25 Dec 1708.
my wife Margaret WITHRINGTON.
Witnesses: Mary HILLYARD,   Elizabeth TANNER,   Jos: GATES.
Proved 1709 - PCC; Ref FHL#92472 PCC/1709 #41.

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1709

DYMOCK
FIELD
HATHWAY
JONES
LLOYD
MUTLOE
NOTT
TAYLOR
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Hidgeways Oak, Evesbach, 14 Nov 1709.
daur Ursula wife of John DYMOCK of Stanford Bishop;   daur Elizabeth wife of John LLOYD of St. Johns Worcester;   son Edward WOODYATT of City of London;   daur Mary wife of Edmond TAYLOR of Bayton;   son Joseph WOODYATT - land in Upleadon side of Bosbury near a place called Swinmore Wood now in possession of Augustine FIELD;   daur Susanna wife of Richard JONES of Evesbatch.
Witnesses: James MUTLOE,   Rich: NOTT,   Robt HATHWAY, cler.
Proved 1 Dec 1709 - HCC; Ref FHL#91596.

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1710

MOXAME
POWELL
WYKE
WYKE, Anne - now of Stoke Prior, Herefordshire, widow, 16 Jun 1708.
to my son Richard WYKE - 1s. & my great Bible;   to my son James, my daughter Damaris, & my daughter Anne 1s.;   all other goods to my daughter Sarah POWELL* and her issue;   in default of such issue to the daughters of my son Richard WYKE aforesaid;   my trustees to be my son James WYKE & Isaac WYKE of Wacton Court.   Anne (X) WYKE.
Witnesses: Mary MOXAME,   Isaac WYKE
Proved Hereford 30 Mar 1710.

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1710

DOWNES
HALL
HEMING
HEMINGS
JANCY
WHITE
WIGHT
WOOD
WHITE, John - of the Rey, Stanford Regis, Bishops Froome, 9 Jun 1710.
sister Susana JANCY, wid of Matherne and her children,   William John and Susana JANCY;   kinsman Samuell DOWNES of Panckombe, blacksmith,   kinsman John WHITE of London, vintner;   godson --- JANCY son of Joseph JANCY of Matherne,   godson John WOOD of the Venn;   Poor of Acton, Bishops Frome;   Mr. HALL,   Tho: WOOD and Richard HEMINGS;   wife, son Charles WHITE.
Witnesses: Thomas WIGHT,   Richard HEMING,   Tho: WOOD.
Proved 16 Dec 1710 - HCC.

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1711

BATES
LLOYD
ROGERS
SEABORN
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, James - of Vowchurch co Hereford, yeoman, 16 Feb 1710. (being sick and weak in body)
to my loving wife Elizabeth (whilst she remains my widow) all my Tithe corn and grain which shall come from the lands called Tre-Landon, the lands called Gridoll and the lands called Ty Kenoll in the parish of Cloddock co Hereford for her life but if she remarries, then my two sons James and Edward are to have them (also) to my said wife Elizabeth all my household goods as well as 10 bushells of wheat and one fat hog of the value of 25/- (these last two to be delivered within a year of my death).
The Rest & Residue (including the Tithes from the lands called Old Courtes Barne and out of the township of Newton [in St Margarets, co Hereford] equally between my 2 sons James and Edward. After the death of my wife Elizabeth, they are also to have the Tithes from Tre-Landon, Gridoll and Ty Kenol [or perhaps Ty Renol} until the lease I hold on them expires.
Other Bequests: to my son Edward WILLIAMS - £160,   to my daughter Elizabeth - £25 and a cow named Primrose (and) the sum of £230 'if she shall behave herself obedient to her Mother and shall be guided by her in the alteration of her state or Settlement';   to my two sons - all my cattle and my implements of husbandry and all my grain (except for the a/m 10 bushells).
Joint Executors: my two sons James WILLIAMS & Edward WILLIAMS.  &bsp;   Signed James WILLIAMS(x)
Witnesses: John ROGERS,   the mark of Jane SEABORN,   the mark of Daniell BATES,   Syl [?Sybil] LLOYD.
Proved London (PCC) 1 Mar 1711 by the Exors.
Note: James WILLIAMS was buried 19 Apr 1711 at Vowchurch; his widow Elizabeth on 31 Aug 1711.

 

1712

ANDREWS
CONNINGSBY
GLADWYN
JARVIS
PARRY
RODD
ROGERS
WELLINGTON
WHITTINGTON
WOODHOUSE
WOODHOUSE, Francis the elder - of Larport Court, Mordiford, gent, 18 Apr 1709.
Beneficiaries: to poor of Mordiford 40s;   to son Cave WOODHOUSE and his wife Anne the freehold lands called Bellamye Parkes and the Hea… ?   parks in the parish of Hampton Bishop, as agreed in their marriage contract of 1708, subject to their paying £300 to meet certain bequests in this will, £60 of which goes to Cave;   to daughter Theodosia WOODHOUSE £200 of said £300;   to daughter Penelope WOODHOUSE the remaining £40, also a leasehold property in Preston Wynn in the parish of Church Witington for remainder of term;   to wife Elizabeth the capital messuage called Larport Court held by lease under the Lord CONNINGSBY, and associated lands in Mordiford and Fownhope, for her life, so that she may let the same to son Francis WOODHOUSE at the yearly rent of £20 payable to Elizabeth, Francis is also charged with providing Elizabeth with "sufficient and necessary food, drink washing and lodging therein";   to wife Elizabeth for life all those tenements with associated lands in Checkley, Mordiford, now in the several possessions of John PARRY, Thomas ANDREWS and Jeremiah GLADWYN;   on her decease same to grandson Thomas WOODHOUSE;   to daughter Penelope WOODHOUSE £150 which is due from William JARVIS's mortgage on property in Staunton on Wye;   to daughter Susanna WOODHOUSE all rights and interest in several closes or parcels of arable land known by the several names of Piggotts Croft and Goose Green, in Lugwardine, which was assigned to testator by his son in law James WELLINGTON, deceased, with the proviso that grandson James WELLINGTON can buy same from Sussanna should he desire for £100 + interest;   also to daughter Susana WOODHOUSE £143 due from mortgage of several lands and premises late belonging to Mathias WHITTINGTON gent deceased and serviced by lease for the term of five hundred years;   to son Francis WOODHOUSE all cattle, husbandry equipment, household stuff, other than bed linen which goes to wife Elizabeth to dispose of how she sees fit;   to wife Elizabeth the interest on a loan to the value of £240 on land in Lugwardine;   on her death same to be divided amongst the following: to daughter Penelope WOODHOUSE £33.13s.4d;   to daughter Sussana WOODHOUSE £33.13s.4d;   to daughter Theodosia WOODHOUSE £33.13s.4d;   to son Francis WOODHOUSE £40;   to daughter in law Anne WOODHOUSE £20;   to granddaughter Elizabeth WELLINGTON £10;   to grandson Walter ROGERS £10;   to granddaughter Elizabeth ROGERS £10;   to the five children of son in law RODD (sic) £30 to be equally divided between them;   to grandson Francis WOODHOUSE £10.
Executrix: wife Elizabeth WOODHOUSE - she also to have residue of estate.
Witnesses: Illegible!
Probate granted 1712 at Consistory Court of Hereford.

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1713

BROWNE
EDWARD
HODGES
SLAUGHTER
WOOD
WOOD, Thomas - of the Venn, Avenbury, 3 Sep 1713.
son James WOOD,   land bought of John SLAUGHTER of Cheneys Court;   eldest son John WOOD - 100£   son Anthony WOOD - 100£   daur Sarah WOOD - 250£   daur Anne WOOD - 150£ (not 21) wife Mary.
Overseer: nephew Unett HODGES of Whitbourne.
Witnesses: Ri: BROWNE,   Wm EDWARD, cler,   Jo: BROWNE.
Proved 21 Oct 1713 - HCC.

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1715

BURTON
COLLY
ECKLEY
FIELD
HODGES
JENNINGS
LOTT
NEWTON
SEWARD
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, John - of Bromyard, gent, 6 Feb 1709.
Billfield at Hatfield;   my wife Elizabeth;   Anne HODGES wife of Richard HODGES of Leominster, tanner;   and Susannah COLLY wife of John COLLY of Worcester, grocer;   my brother in law Richard HODGES of Leominster - Is bound with me unto Richard ECKLEY of Worcester, apothecary;   Thomas SEWARD late deceased;   John BURTON of Higley, Salop, clerk;   Nicholas FIELD of Evesham;   Land in Alveley, Salop.
Witnesses: LOTT,   JENNINGS,   Jane NEWTON,   J JENNINGS.
Proved 11 Jul 1715 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1716

LOGGAN
LOGGEN
LOGGON
PENGRY
PHILIPS
PHILLIPS
WILKES
WILLIAMS
WOODYAT
WOODYATT
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, George - of Cradley, 21 Dec 1714.
my eldest daur Elizabeth WOODYAT of Cradley, widow;   my 3 daurs;   my grandson John WOODYAT eldest son of Elizabeth WOODYAT;   my grandson James WOODYAT;   my grandaur Elizabeth WOODYAT;   Samuel LOGGEN;   my daur Elianor now wife of John PHILLIPS;   my grandaur Elianor PHILIPS;   grandsons John and Richard PHILIPS;   grandson George LOGGAN;   grandaur Elizabeth LOGGAN;   daur in law Mary WILKES;   my kinsman William WORMINGTON of Cotheridge;   my 2 sons in law William LOGGON and John PHILIPS.
Witnesses: Job PENGRY,   Philip WOODYATT,   Han: WILLIAMS.
Proved 30 Jun 1716 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1717

GARDINER
GARNARS
MOXAM
SMITH
WOODYAT
WOODYATT
WOODYAT, Mary (no place mentioned but she was buried at Avenbury), 5 May 1716.
Richard GARNARS of Inson in trust;   son Ed. WOODYAT;   son John WOODYAT;   daur in law Dorothy WOODYAT.
Executor: grandson John WOODYATT.
Witnesses: John MOXAM,   Mary SMITH.
Proved 23 Feb 1716/7 by Richard GARDINER (latin says  John WOODYATT nepoli exfolio?) - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.

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1718

ALFORD
BELL
BUCKHAM
BUTLER
CHURCH
COOPER
COTTON
COX
CROOKE
GUNTER
HOWARTH
LEE
MATTHEWS
PEYNARD
PHILPOTT
PINDAR
POOLE
REEVES
STEPHENSON
THEYRE
WELLING
WELLINGTON
WHITTALL
WELLINGTON, Benjamin - of the City of Hereford, Gent, 17 Feb 1715.
to my brother John WELLINGTON - £50.
'Whereas I am entitled to an annuity of £20 per annum payable at HM Exchequer for the remainder of the term of 99 years commencing from 25 Mar 1707 by me purchased by virtue of an Act of Parliament in [Anne 6] regarding the duties of Low Wines and Spirits.... I give this to my nephew Henry WELLINGTON, son of my brother John.
A further annuity (similar to the above but w/r/t the Tonnage & Poundage Act) of £20 per annum I give to my nephew John WELLINGTON another son of my brother John.
my nephews Thomas, James and Benjamin WELLINGTON (3 more sons of John);   my brothers George & Thomas WELLINGTON, my nephew George W and my 6 nieces Mary, Sarah, Anna, Henrietta, Phillippa and Jane & my niece & god-daughter Eleanor W (all children of George);   niece Eleanor - an additional legacy left to Testator in the Will of late brother Henry W.;   friends Mr John BUCKHAM of London and Mr Samuel THEYRE (neighbour);   The poor of the parish of Dorstone where I was born;   cousin John BELL and wife and their 7 children;   cousin William BELL and wive and daughters;   Mr Alexander LEE of Farnham and wife;   Mrs Elizabeth BUCKHAM and 5 children;   cousin Thomas CHURCH and wife;   cousin Hannah HOWARTH and 3 daughters and her son-in-law WHITTALL and his son;   cousin Hannah COOPER widow;   my sister-in-law (the widow of my brother Henry WELLINGTON), her daughter and husband;   Madam GUNTER and her daughter;   my cousin POOLE and his son and wife;   friends Mr Daniel ALFORD and Mr Stephen WELLING,   Mr Christopher STEPHENSON of London and wife,   Mr REEVES, haberdasher of London where I lodge;   Mrs COX living with Mr William BELL,   Mr Thomas BUTLER of London,   Madame Phillippa CROOKE,   Mr BUTLER of Hereford and his lady,   my cousin PHILPOTT and his wife,   my cousin MATTHEWS and her two daughters,   Mr Thomas PEYNARD and his wife;   "£50 for my funeral and no more".
Executors: my said 2 nephews Henry & John WELLINGTON (sons of my brother John) - they to have Rest & Residue equally.
Overseers: Mr John BUCKHAM and Mr John BELL.
Witnesses: Saml COTTON,   Sam PINDAR,   Thos BUTLER.
Proved PCC London 3 Feb 1718 by John WELLINGTON.

 

1718

DIMOCKE
HEMING
HEMMING
HILL
NOTT
TAYLOR
WIGHT
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, John - of Wichenford, 9 May 1717.
daur Elizabeth WORMINGTON 200£,   3 Score due from John DIMOCKE of Stanford Bishop;   father in law Thomas WIGHT;   brother in law Richard HEMING and kinsman Mr. Thomas TAYLOR of Shouston, Hallow;   son John WORMINGTON, William WORMINGTON, son Thomas WORMINGTON (land at Wichenford if he recover from sickness);   "estate called Ridgen Butt";   wife Ann WORMINGTON.
Witnesses: Thomas HILL,   William HILL,   Richard HEMMING.
Inventory: Thomas NOTT and Richard HEMING appraised at Wichenford and the Dovehills, 14 Jun 1717.
Proved 15 Feb 1717/8 - Worcs.
NB: my 7th great grandfather - sjk

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1718

BOULCOTT
FOREVILLE
MYNORS
PROSSER
TUCKER
WITHERSTON
WITHERSTONE
WITHERSTON, Bohun - of the City of Hereford, Gent, 26 Jan 1717/18. (when weak in body)
to be bur as near as possible to late mother Theodosis WITHERSTONE (sic).
to each and every one of my brothers and sisters a gold ring of one guinea.
Sole Executrix: dear and loving wife Anne WITHERSTON & to have R&R.
Witnesses: Rebekah PROSSER,   George de ffOREVILLE (FOREVILLE),   Cha TUCKER.
Proved PCC 22 Feb 1717/18 by Anne (the relict)
Notes: The Testator was the son of Richard WITHERSTON of Hereford, Attorney at Law by his second wife Theodosia BOULCOTT nee Theodosia MYNORS. Curiously, there is another Bohun WITHERSTON (of London, Merchant) who was named in the Visitation of Herefordshire 1683, who was not the Testator.

 

1718

GRIFFIN
HALL
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, William - of Burford, weaver. (Ad)
Bond by Elizabeth WOODYATT (the rel),   Richard WOODYATT of Neen Sollars and William GRIFFIN of Mamble.
Inventory by: Kettilby HALL and Will: GRIFFIN, 27 Dec 1717.
Admon 29 Apr 1718 - HCC; Ref FHL#91709.

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1718

BRITTEN
NOTT
REIGNOLDS
WIGHT
WIGHT, Thomas - of Leisters, gent. (Ad)
Bond by Joyce WIGHT of Leisters, wid,   Thomas NOTT of same, gent and Wm REIGNOLDS of Ludlow, innholder.
Appraisers of Inventory: Thomas NOTT and Fra: BRITTEN, 14 Mar 1717;   Total 398£ 15s. 8d.
Admon. 9 Sep 1718 - HCC.

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1718

COOKE
HARRIS
HOWARTH
KING
NOTT
WIGHT
WOODHILL
WIGHT, Randolph - clerk, rector of Kinnersley, 19 Feb 1717.
4 grandchildren: Edward, Thomas, Richard and Anne KING;   Anne WIGHT daughter of my son Thomas WIGHT lately deceased;   kinsman Mr. Sylvannus WOODHILL, Rector of Mordeford;   "Estate in Kinnersley";   daur in law Mrs. Joyce WIGHT;   Mr. Thomas NOTT of Whildon;   Richard KING of Hereford City.
Witnesses: Higgins HARRIS cler,   Epiphanius HOWARTH,   Thomas COOKE.
Proved 4 Oct 1718 - HCC.

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1719

ROBERTS
SEVERN
STONE
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, John - of Birlingham, husbandman, 7 Jan 1718.
only son John;   ye children of my brother Robert WORMINGTON and my sister Elizabeth STONE being 7 in number;   wife Isabel.
Witnesses: Joseph SEVERN,   Susanna ROBERTS.
Proved 19 Dec 1719 - Worcs.

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1720

BRENT
GEORGE
MASON
WALKER
WALKER, Edward - of Evesham, Worcs, gent.
my friends Thomas MASON of Burlingham, gent and John GEORGE son of Robert GEORGE of Boonstreet, Eckington;   my son William (unmarried);   my wife Hester;   my son John WALKER;   marriage of my late son Edward WALKER deceased with his late wife (now Mrs. BRENT);   Estate in Charleton.
Codicil: 15 Jan 1718 - my wife Hester and her brother William GEORGE and her nephew John GEORGE.
Proved 11 Feb 1720 - PCC/Folio 47; Ref FHL#92538.

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1720

?JONES
CALDECOTT
CHILD
CHOLMLEY
CHURCH
CROKE
EDWARDS
GUNTER
HOWORTH
HUNT
JENKINS
LEWIS
LLOYD
MATHEWS
MORGAN
PAYNARD
PEYNARD
PHILLIPPS
PRICE
RODD
SAUNDERS
TAYLOR
TRANTER
WADELY
WELLINGTON
WHITTALL
WHITTHALL
WELLINGTON, Thomas - of the City of Hereford, clerke, 24 Apr 1714.
to my brother George WELLINGTON, his wife and all their children - 10/- each (and) to my god-daughter Henrietta WELLINGTON daughter of the said George WELLINGTON - all the arrears due to me of an annuity of £10 given me by my late brother Henry WELLINGTON, gent dec'd by his last Will;   to my brother Benjamin WELLINGTON - £12;   to my cousin Anna HOWORTH[1] widow - £5 and to each of her three daughters and her son-in-law Giles WHITTHALL - a gold ring;   to my sister [?in law]Elizabeth WELLINGTON and her daughter - a ring apiece;   to my cousin Margery CHURCH, her son and daughter - a ring each;   to my friend Mrs Anne PRICE widow, to her son Thomas and his wife, to her son Henry and to her daughter WADELY - 10/- each ;   to the Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Llandaff and his lady - 20/-;   to my friend James MORGAN esquire and his wife and to his two nieces Madam Delarivers MORGAN and to Mrs Delarivers LEWIS - 20/- each;   to Mrs Mary RODD (wife of Mr John RODD, clerk) - 20/-;   to my friend Mrs Phillippa CROKE - my easy chair and to my friend Armelah HUNT, widow - 20/-;   to Mr Thomas PAYNARD and his wife 10/-;   to my friend Anne ?JONES and her daughter 10/- apiece;   £10 to be distributed amongst the children and grandchildren of Mr John PHILLIPPS now dec'd who was my master;   to my friends Richard LLOYD and his wife - 10/- each and to their son John my best suit;   to 12 poor men from Price's Hospital [in Hereford] - 2/6 to my friend Mrs Dorothy MATHEWS of the Kings Ditch, Hereford and to each of her two ... a gold ring;   to my friends Mrs Judith GUNTER and her daughter and to Mrs Mary CHILD - a gold ring;   to Mrs Mary EDWARDS who lives with Mrs James MORGAN - my silver snuff box.
Executors: my brother John WELLINGTON and to my nephew John WELLINGTON (his son) - they to have Rest and Residue.
Witnesses: Jane TAYLOR,   Thomas TRANTER,   Francis WELLINGTON.
Proved PCC London 6 Oct 1720 by John WELLINGTON the brother.
On 29 Nov 1722 [?further probate granted to ] Benjamin WELLINGTON and James WELLINGTON, the natural and lawful sons of John WELLINGTON senior dec'd the Exor and residuary legatee of the late Thomas WELLINGTON.
Notes: [1] Anna HOWORTH was the widow of Humphrey HOWORTH of Priors Court, Holmer co Hereford (living aged 62 in the Visitation of Hereford 1683) and the daughter of Thomas CHURCH of Hereford City. Her 3 daughters were Elizabeth (living unmd 1741), Jane wife of Giles WHITTALL of The Moor and Anne who mar (1) John CALDECOTT of Holmer (MI in Holmer church).
[2] Sir Thomas MORGAN, Bart (d. 13 Apr 1679 aged 73) was one of Cromwell's most distinguished officers and for a time owned or leased Chanstone in the parish of Vowchurch co Hereford. He married Delariviere (d. July 1683) daughter of Richard CHOLMLEY of Brame Hall co Yorks by whom he had (inter alia) Sir John MORGAN, his successor (described as 'of Vowchurch' at his marriage in 1677 at Kinnersley), James MORGAN (d. 1717 and buried in Hereford Cathedral), Cholmley MORGAN of Preston-on-Wye (children baptised at Peterchurch) and Delariviere who married Thomas LEWIS of St Pierre.
The two legatees named in this Will are probably the daughters of Sir John MORGAN and of Delariviere and Thomas LEWIS.
Thomas CHURCH = Mary PEYNARD 11 May 1676 All Saints Hereford.
Giles WHITTALL = Jane HOWORTH 12 May 1694 Kinnersley.
Thomas PAYNARD = Ann SAUNDERS 3 March 1697 at Breinton.
Richard HUNT = Armela JENKINS 27 July 1679 Breinton.

 

1723

HODGES
RICHARDS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Mary - of Martley, spinster. (Ad)
Thomas WOODYATT of Cradley, tanner (the father);   Thomas WOODYATT of Suckley (signed as Tho: WOODYATT, junr);   John RICHARDS of Martley.
Inventory by: by George HODGES and John RICHARDS, 8 June 1723;   Total: £31-02-6.
Admon 14 Jun 1723 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98275.

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1723

BRAKESPEAR
NAYER
SANDERS
SMITH
TALBOTT
WINALL
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Mary - of Ombersley, widow, 21 Mar 1715/6.
"Lands at Salwarpe by lease under Sir John TALBOTT now deceased";   kinsman John SANDERS of Marjux,   kinswoman Mary SMITH;   cozen Tho: NAYER of Doverdale, younger;   kinswoman Mary BRAKESPEAR wife of William BRAKESPEAR;   coz Rich: SANDERS, cozen John SANDERS* (sole executor).
Witnesses: Sam. SANDERS, Mary SANDERS,   Jno WINALL, Jr.
Proved 30 Nov 1723 - Worcs.

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1725

EDWARDS
FRIZER
WATKINS
WOOD
WOOD, James - of Hereford, malster, 15 Oct 1725.
sons James WOOD, Daniel WOOD, Benjamin WOOD and Thomas WOOD.
Witnesses: FRIZER/ EDWARDS/ WATKINS.
Proved 15 Feb 1725 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91720.

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1725

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Elizabeth - of Cradley, widow, 2 Oct 1724.
daur Elizabeth WOODYATT, spinster now living with her;   son John WOODYATT;   grandson Richard (son of John);   son James WOODYATT.
Proved 10 Aug 1725 - HCC; Ref FHL#91600.
NB: wife to my 2nd cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1726

FFOOTE
HALL
HOLT
MITCHELL
SKINNER
STEPHENS
UNETT
WOOD
WOOD, Mary - of the Venn, Avenbury, widow, 22 Feb 1725.
son John WOOD,   daur Mary FFOOTE,   daur Elizabeth SKINNER,   son Anthony WOOD, daur Sarah WOOD - all 5£ each;   grandaurs Mary SKINNER, Elizabeth SKINNER, Anne SKINNER, and Sarah SKINNER - 12£ 10s. each at age 21;   grandson Thomas SKINNER - 10£,   grandson John SKINNER - 5£,   grandson John MITCHELL,   grandaur Theodosia STEPHENS - 2£ 10s.,   grandson Lancelot SKINNER - 20s.;   daur Sarah WOOD - Hoppards at Avenbury;   son James WOOD* - 50£ (sole executor).
Witnesses: Grysell HOLT,   Thomas HALL,   Richard UNETT.
Proved 21 Mar 1726 - HCC.

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1728

BADHAM
COLLINS
HINCKER
LUCY
WILLIAMS
WILLIS
WILLIS, Henry - of Mulch Marcle, husbandman, 6 Feb 1728.
Sole Executrix: mother Elianor WILLIS of Ledbury.
Beneficiaries: brother Richard WILLIS - wearing apparel;   brother in law William LUCY - second best suit;   three youngest children of husbandman William LUCY by my sister Joan;   niece Frances LUCY - £6.00 "being the bond from brother Richard";   mother Elianor WILLIS - interest of a bond of £25.00 due from John BADHAM;   an Ax spittle and Cheese? cowl in hands of Richard WILLIAMS of Dimmock to go to brother Richard.
Witnesses: Thomas HINCKER?,   Daniel COLLINS, Mary COLLINS.
Died 9 Feb 1728 "late of Marcle Magna". Will at Hereford Record Office.

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1728

BERROW
JAMES
JOHNSON
WILMOTT
WILMOTT, Edward - of St. Martin, Worcs, inholder, 15 Mar 1727.
my wife Mary;   my daur Mary now the wife of John BERROW - 1 shilling;   my son Edward WILMOTT - 1 shilling;   my daur Susannah - 1 shilling.
Witnesses: JAMES/ JOHNSON.
Proved 17 Feb 1728 - Worcs.

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1728

POWELL
TUCKER
WOODHILL
WOODHILL, Anne - of Mordeford. (Ad)
To Silvannus WOODHILL of Mordeford, clerk (the husband);   Cha: TUCKER of St. Martin, Heref, gent;   Tho: POWELL of All Saints, Heref.
Admon 2 Nov 1728 - HCC; Ref FHL#91713.

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1729

BRIGHT
LISSEMAN
LISSIMAN
PRICHARD
WILLIS
YEOMAN
WILLIS, Richard - of Colwall, labourer, 8 Sep 1721.
to my dear and loving wife Christian WILLIS - my cottage and tenement wherein I now dwell with garden orchards and pastures. Will mentions "William LISSIMAN my wifes brother to have and to hold said Cottage and Lands";   to Christian WILLIS - all other goods chattels cattle implements of husbandry, household goods, also sole Executrix. The mark of Richard WILLIS, with:
Witnesses: Thomas YEOMAN,   George PRICHARD,   Robert BRIGHT.
Proved at Hereford 1729.
Notes: [1] Richard WILLIS married Christian LISSEMAN at Colwall 28 Dec 1713. Richard's parents could be William and Elinor WILLIS; he bap Ledbury 6 Feb 1686: source IGI.
[2] Two burials were found at Colwall: Richard WILLIS bur 17 Feb 1728 and 29 Aug 1729; Christian WILLIS widow bur 17 Feb 1746.

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1729

BAUGHAM
DOWNES
HASKELL
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, James, tallow chandler, Tenbury, Worcs, 3 Oct 1729.
daur Elizabeth DOWNES;   son in law William HASKELL and Anne his wife;   son in law Joseph BAUGHAM and Jane his wife;   wife Jane WOODYATT - house in Tenbury.
Proved HCC; Ref FHL#91602.
NB: my 2nd cousin 9th removed - sjk

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1732

LLOYD
PENOYRE
PHILLIPS
PROSSER
ROGERS
SMITH
SMYTH
TANNER
WATKEYS
WELLINGTON
WOODHOUSE
WELLINGTON, Richard - of the Priory of Clifford, co Hereford, 19 Aug 1732.
Wishes to be buried at the Hay in the churchyard;   to son John WELLINGTON - £30 per annum for life out of my estate called The Priory half-yearly;   to my daughter Mary WELLINGTON - £1000 from sums due from a mortgage granted to Benjamin TANNER (including the £500 note I gave my brother to pay her at marriage) and if not enough (also) all my hops at Lemster, Hereford, Brecon & Earsland and my 2 houses in the Hay presently occup'd by William WATKEYS and James WATKEYS (also) my right and title to Cooks lands i/t/ps of Clifford and Whitney and reversion of my brother Edward's estate plus profits from feeding grounds (abt 100acres) called Combs Ground;   any overplus from the above to my son Richard WELLINGTON and my son George WELLINGTON (until George is 21 only);   my daughter Dorothy - £5 and to her 3 younger children (Richard, Dorothy and Mary) £100 each (their father owes me £150 by Bond and the remaining £150 my executors to pay my son-in-law James WOODHOUSE)[presumably their father]…   my daughter Anne WELLINGTON - £1000 from R&R of my estate at 21 or marriage (with her mother's consent);   my wife Anne WELLINGTON - £40 per annum for life (and her widowhood)
Trustees: my brother James WELLINGTON,   nephews Henry WELLINGTON and Edward WELLINGTON,   my son-in-law James WOODHOUSE,   my brother-in-law John SMYTH,   and Mr Thomas PENOYRE of the Moor [Clifford]
Executrix: wife Anne and son George.
Witnesses: Thomas SMYTH,   Benjamin SMITH,   and John ROGERS.
Proved 1 Dec 1732 PCC by Anne the Relict (power reserved for George)
On 19 Nov 1744 Anne WELLINGTON proved 2 Codicils. First Codicil (19 Aug 1732) requests Anne to pay £50 to his reputed daughter Anne (by Elizabeth LLOYD) and £50 to the daughter of Blanch PHILLIPS of Clifford within 3 years of his death.
Second Codicil (undated) begs Anne to bury him near his brother Edward; also bequeathes rings and gloves to brother James WELLINGTON, cousin Henry and cousin Edward, son Richard, son-in-law [James] WOODHOUSE and Mr Thomas PENOYRE and Anne's brother John; rings to his two daughters and daughter-in-law; 3d dole to poor of Clifford and The Hay.
Attested to by: Thomas PENOYRE of The Moor, Clifford Esquire and John SMITH of Clifford, Gent [signs John SMYTH] on 9 Nov 1744.
Notes: Richard WELLINGTON mar [2?]Anne SMYTH 15 Sep 1725, Dorothy WELLINGTON mar James WOODHOUSE 10 Sep 1726 at Clifford and Anne WELLINGTON mar Benjamin PROSSER 19 Sep 1749, all at Clifford.

 

1732

BUSHELL
MILLWARD
SORRILL
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Richard - of Salford, 27 Oct 1713.
daur Anne WORMINGTON - 1s., daur Elizabeth - 1s.,   daur Ales - 1s., wife Marey WORMINGTON - the rest.
"After decease of my wife estate divided equally amongst my children by my former wife and children of my now wife, Mary".
Witnesses: John SORRILL,   William BUSHELL.
Appraisers of Inventory: Edward MILLWARD and Tho: BUSHELL of Pickett in Salford.
Proved 21 Dec 1732 - Worcs.

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1734

BARNES
BENNETT
DECKIN
GWILLIM
HALLINGS
HAYLINGS
HEMING
HOLT
LANE
SERREL
WIGHT
WORMINGTON
WIGHT, Thomas - of the Dovehills, Bishops Froome, gent, 15 Jan 1734.
eldest daur Ann WORMINGTON + 3 children, John WORMINGTON,   Elizabeth HAYLINGS and William WORMINGTON - 5£ each;   grandaur Elizabeth HAYLINGS and her husband Thomas HALLINGS;   daur Jane HEMING and grandson Thomas HEMING;   daur Mary GWILLIM and her 2 youngest sons William GWILLIM and Thomas GWILLIM - 5£ ea;   daur Elizabeth SERREL - 5£ and her 2 sons William and Samuel SERREL - 5£ ea;   Joyce DECKIN youngest daur of my grandaur Jane DECKIN of Tedston D, dcsd - 5£;   2 grandsons Benjamin and Thomas LANE - 5£ ea;   grandson Joseph LANE - 10£ to repair his house at Rochford;   "My table board and frame and other standards at Rochford";   grandson William BARNES of Ludlow;   "Must mill at the Warden Farm", "My house at Tenbury";   grandsons Thomas HEMING of Acton Beauchamp,   Thomas HAYLINGS of Much Cowarne and William WORMINGTON of Bishops Frome;   4 grandchildren, William, Thomas, Margaret, and Nathaniel BARNES;   "son in law William BARNES shall have nothing to do with it";   grandson Richard HAYLINGS - goods at The Marsh, Tenbury;   Martha BENNETT apprentice girl at the Doveshill;  
Witnesses: Thomas WIGHT,   Richard HOLT.
Proved HCC, date unknown.

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1734

LEWIS
PENRY
RODD
WOOD
WOOD, Sybil - of Marden, widow, 27 Apr 1724.
son William WOOD;   3 daurs Elizabeth WOOD,   Mary wife of Rowland LEWIS,   & Anne WOOD.
Last will and testament of my late mother Elizabeth deceased.
Witnesses: Tho: RODD;   Joanna RODD,   Hugh PENRY.
Proved 5 Jun 1734 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91720.

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1735

BROWNE
DOUDING
HAYLINGS
WIGHT
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, William - of Bishop Froom, gent, 18 Mar 1735.
dear mother Anne WORMINGTON;   neece Elizabeth WORMINGTON - 50£   nephew Samuel WORMINGTON - 200£ and niece Anne WORMINGTON - 100£ - being sons and daurs of John WORMINGTON of Wichenford, gent;   neece Mary HAYLINGS - 20£;   neece Elizabeth HAYLINGS - 100£.
Witnesses: Tho: WIGHT,   John DOUDING,   John BROWNE.
Proved 23 Oct 1735 - HCC.

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1737

BEALE
BOULTER
COULTER
WALKER
WALKER, Mary - of Hanley Castle, widow, 24 Aug 1712.
2 sons George & John;   5 grandchildren the sons and daurs of George WALKER namely: George, Mary, Margery, Ann & Sarah - 20£/ea;   my grandchild Elizabeth.
Trustees: my son John WALKER and William BOULTER of Welland;   son John as sole executor.
Witnesses: Wm BOULTER,   Katherine COULTER,   Abr BEALE.
Proved 25 Apr 1737 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98319.

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1737

CASTLE
DEAKIN
ROWBERRY
TURNOR
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Leigh. (Ad)
Bond by Mary WOODYATT of Leigh (the widow and relict);   John ROWBERRY of same;   John DEAKIN of Branceford, gent.
Inventory by: James TURNOR and Jno CASTLE.
Admon 20 Aug 1737 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98319.

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1738

HUNT
SMITH
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Issabell - of Shrawley. (Ad)
By John WORMINGTON of St. Andrew, Worcs, brickmaker,   Joseph HUNT of same and Benjamin SMITH of All Saints, Worcs.
Admon 4 Mar 1737/8 - Worcs.

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1739

HODGSON
WATCHAM
WATSON
WATSON, Thomas - of Stoke Prior, Herefordshire.
first to brother William WATSON five pounds;   loving wife Elizabeth WATSON;   all real and personal estate in Stoke Prior, Leominster or co. Hereford, also Tewkesbury co. Gloucester or elsewhere in said County;   good friends Rev. James HODGSON of Leominster and Thomas WATCHAM of Stoke Prior;   three daughters - Chrysogon, Thomazin, and Elizabeth.
Probate Herefordshire 17 Jul 1739.

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1740

HORN
MEEK
MORTON
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Mary - wife of Francis WOODYATT of Howsell.
Power given me before my marriage with Francis WOODYATT for giving 30£ - bond of marriage articles 6 Nov 1736;   my brother John MEEK of Branesley in Bransford - 30£   and Mr. John MORTON of the Gritt in Leigh, gent;   my son John HORN until 21.
--one page on film-page missing.
Proved 13 Dec 1740 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98322.

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1741

BEST
HEWITT
RAGSTER
RAGTERS
SMITH
WESBURY
WOODYATT
WOODYEAT
WOODYET
WOODYATT, James - of Suckley, yeoman, 14 Mar 1736.
brother Frances WOODYATT - 10£;   brother William WOODYATT - 5£;   sister Margrett - 20£ (but in case my sister deys before the money be comden then to her sun and if sun die then to executor);   brother George WOODYATT - 5s.
Executor: brother John WOODYATT - all the residue.
Codicil: 17 Dec 1740 - James WOODYET of Cradley;   sister Margret WESBURY or her heirs - 20£ which is now due and owing from Samuel RAGSTER the elder of Cradley besides that given aforesaid and to be paid by my brother John WOODYEAT.
Witnesses: Edward HEWITT,   Mary BEST.
Inventory by: Anselm SMITH and Danl RAGTERS, 4 Jan 1740 (of James WOODYATT late in St. John Bedwardine, Worcester, labourer). Money in purse: £4-6-0, bonds &   note £76 - -;   Total: £80-6-0.
Proved 3 Jan 1740/1 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98332.
NB: my 3rd cousin 8th removed - sjk

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1741

ALCOCK
BARRET
BENNETT
BOSEWOOD
BURLTON
HIDE
WELCH
WELCH, Richard - of Plaisto, Ledbury, 14 Mar 1733.
son in law Thomas BOSEWOOD;   godaur Elizabeth ALCOCK;   son in law William BARRET and Sarah his wife.
Witnesses: Thos BURLTON,   John BENNETT,   Jos. HIDE.
Proved 1 Apr 1741 - HCC.

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1745

CHADD
IRELAND
JONES
WESTBURY
WOODYATE
WOODYATE, William - of Bosbury, 8 Mar 1744.
brother George WOODYATE - 20s.;   brother Francis WOODYATE - 20s.;   sister Margaret WESTBURY - 20s.;  
Sole Executrix: sister Elizabeth WOODYATE.
Witnesses: John JONES,   Thomas CHADD,   Anne IRELAND.
Proved 1 Aug 1745 - HCC; Ref FHL#91604 p.291.
NB: my 3rd cousin 8th removed - sjk

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1745

DAVIES
LACY
PEMBER
THOMAS
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, Isabella - of [?Fore Street] Hereford, widow, 15 Apr 1742.
my son James WELLINGTON - an annuity of £10 for life to be paid twice yearly in the porch of St James's Church, Hereford between 10am and 12 noon;   my son John WELLINGTON - his estate at Brobury + he to have my manor of Brobury as well as other lands in Brobury, Letton and Staunton-on-Wye (lately bought from Edmund THOMAS Gent and Bennett PEMBER);   my daughters Elizabeth WELLINGTON, Ann WELLINGTON, Isabella WELLINGTON, and Jane LACY widow;     Elizabeth to have 24ac. called The Cockshutts at Kinley in Letton formerly belonging to one Walter PRICE;   son Benjamin WELLINGTON;   grandch'n John LACY, Isabella LACY, Mary WELLINGTON - all legacies at 21.
Executrixes: daus Ann and Isabella WELLINGTON.
Proved PCC London 5 Dec 1745 by Executrixes (and again in 1794 by her  gt-grandson Somerset DAVIES of Ludlow)
Note: See also the Will of Isabella WELLINGTON, spinster 10 Jun 1769.

 

1746

FORD
JONES
TALBOT
WITHERSTON
WITHERSTON, John - of Margaret St, Cavendish Square, co Mdsx, Gent., 3 Oct 1745.
Sole Executrix: dear wife Martha WITHERSTON, and to have everything to support herself and any child or children we may have. Includes a life interest in my freehold estates at Grismond and Preston-on-Wye both co Hereford to come to me after the death of my aunt Elizabeth WITHERSTON.
Witnesses: Eleanora TALBOT,   T [or perhaps F] FORD,   John JONES.
Proved PCC London 4 Nov 1746 by the Relict.
Notes: The Testator was the son of Edward WITHERSTON (bap 1684) and nephew of John WITHERSTON (see his Will 1721) and Bohun WITHERSTON (see his Will 1717).

 

1747

CREESE
HUSEEY
OWEN
OWENS
ROSS
SYLVESTER
WALKER
WEBB
WALKER, George - of Hanley Castle, 8 May 1747.
my 3 daurs: Mary OWENS,   Sarah WEBB &   Ann SYLVESTER;   my son in law John SYLVESTER;   my 2 sons in law John WEBB and Joseph OWEN.
Witnesses: HUSEEY/ CREESE/ ROSS.
Proved 21 May 1747 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98330.

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1749

ARNOLD
CHURCH
EYNON
FOLEY
GARSTON
HOLMES
MASON
PEAKE
WEIGHT
WOODHILL
WOODHILL, Silvannus - of Mordeford, clerk, 27 Jun 1749.
Property: real estate xcept medow in Fownhope called the pike unto my wife - jointure of marriage 19 Sep 1724;   my wife 700£ and then 100£;   my manor of Hillhampton - to my kinsman Thomas GARSTON the younger and if no issue to Thomas CHURCH of Hereford, gent;   Land at Almeley - to kinsman Henry MASON};   Messuage and tenement at Clodock Meadow at Fownhope - to be sold to Thomas FOLEY and annexed to the Rectory of Mordeford).
Others mentioned: my kinswoman Mary MASON daur of Luke MASON and her brother Henry MASON;   my kinswoman Elizabeth GARSTON;   my kinsman Thomas ARNOLD of Kingston;   3 sister of Thomas CHURCH: Elizabeth CHURCH, Anne CHURCH and Mary CHURCH.
Witnesses: Saml PEAKE,   Jonathan EYNON Jr,   Mary HOLMES.
Note: in will of Randolph WEIGHT, clerk, rector of Kinnersley proved 1718 he states that "Silvannus WOODHILL, Rector of Mordeford is his kinsman".
Proved 4 Aug 1749 - PCC 1749/Folio 268; Ref FHL#92745.

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1749

ARNOLD
CHURCH
EYNON
FOLEY
GARSTON
HOLMES
MASON
PEAKE
RAWLINGS
WOODHILL
WOODHILL, Silvanus - of Mordiford, Clerk [in Holy Orders], 27 Jun 1749.
All my property, lands etc (except the meadow called The Pikes in Fownhope) to my dearly beloved wife [not named] in accordance with her Mss of 19 Sep 1724[1] plus £700 (which complies with Mss terms) + a further £100 for her to dispose of amongst her family as she wishes.
After the death of my wife: (1) my Manor of Hillhampton with its tithes etc to my kinsman Thomas GARSTON the younger and his heirs else to Thomas CHURCH of the City of Hereford, Gent., and his heirs + (2) all my lands at Almeley to my kinsman Henry MASON and his heirs else to Thomas CHURCH;   to Thomas CHURCH all my lands etc at Clodock;   my Exors to arrange for the copyhold transfer.
My field called The Pikes to be sold to Thomas FOLEY Esq to be added to the Rectory of Mordiford if he will pay a reasonable sum for it else sold for my own beneficiaries.
Other Bequests: to my kinswoman Mary MASON[2] daughter of Luke MASON - £200 at 18 else to her brother Henry MASON;   to my kinswoman Elizabeth GARSTON[3] - £200;   to kinsman Thomas ARNOLD of Kington - £100;   to Elizabeth CHURCH, Anne CHURCH and Mary CHURCH (3 sisters of the a/m Thomas CHURCH) - £100 each;   £4 per annum for ever to the poor children of Mordiford to teach them to read;   £10 to the poor of Dormington.
Executors: Henry MASON and Thomas CHURCH.
Witnesses: Samuel PEAKE,   Jonathan EYNON junior,   Mary HOLMES.
Proved PCC 4 Aug 1749 by Exors.
Notes: [1] Silvanus WOODHILL (son of William WOODHILL of Almeley) matric. St Alban Hall, Oxford in 1684 aged 19; he became Vicar of Dormington in 1703 and of Mordiford in 1713. He mar Anne CHURCH on 19 Sep 1713 at Madley and the IGI records 3 baptisms at Mordiford for them - Silvanus, Thomas (matric. Christchurch, Oxford in 1743 aged 17), and Walter but none of these is mentioned in the Will. There is an MI for a Silvanus WOODHILL at Dormington.
[2] Luke MASON mar Mary RAWLINGS 7 Feb 1722 at Mordiford.
[3] Thomas GARSTON mar Alice RAWLINGS 27 Jul 1727 also at Mordiford.

 

1753

WOODYAT
WOODYAT, John - of Avenbury. (Ad)
To William WOODYAT (the brother).
Admon 26 Oct 1753 - HCC.

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1755

DALE
WOOD
WOOD, John - of Puddlestone, clerk, 11 Oct 1754.
daur Elizabeth wife of George DALE;   my daur Susanna WOOD - the Collins, Stoke Bliss;   wife Elizabeth - land at Pencombe and Stoke Prior;   son John WOOD;   poor of Puddlestone.
Proved 5 Aug 1755 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

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1758

HOMES
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Edward - the elder of Castle Froom, 27 Feb 1757.
wife Ann;   sons Edward and Kemsey.
Witness: J HOMES.
Proved 4 Feb 1758 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605 p.244.

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1758

CARWARDINE
GILLDING
HODGES
RYCROFT
WILLIAMS
WITHERINGTON
WITHERINGTON, Catherine - of Munsley, 2 Jun 1753.
Poor of Munsley and Tarrington;   kinsman John WITHERINGTON of the Hasell, Tarrington;   James HODGES of Callowhills, Munsley;   Elizabeth RYCROFT wife of --- RYCROFT.
Witnesses: Thos CARWARDINE,   Saml WILLIAMS,   Eliz GILLDING.
Proved 17 Jun 1758 - HCC; Ref FHL#91605.

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1763

BOSLER
BRAY
COOPER
TAYLOR
WOOD
WOOD, William - of Much Cowarne, 23 Jun 1760.
son William WOOD;   daur Mary BRAY;   daur Ann TAYLOR;   daur Elizabeth WOOD;   wife Margrat WOOD.
Witnesses: Francis COOPER,   Saml TAYLOR,   Ann BOSLER.
Proved 1 Jan 1763 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.

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1763

HANKINS
JENNYNGS
POWELL
WATKINS
WATKINS, Samuel - of Clodock, 28 Jan 1755.
My Marriage Settlement between me and my wife Mary lately dec'd in which the Newhouse[1] estate is charged with £200 to provide portions for our younger children so accordingly £100 each to daughters Mary and Martha.
The Deed of Division between Charles POWELL the elder, Charles POWELL the younger and me, Samuel WATKINS and Mary my wife on several estates in co Monmouth charged with £100 for our younger children so accordingly that sum to daughter Rachel.
I bought 2 parcels of land from William and Elizabeth WATKINS which I give to son Samuel WATKINS on condition he pays £60 to son William WATKINS.
to my son James WATKINS - £100 (and beds, bedding etc);   to son Nathaniel WATKINS - £20;   daughter Mary - household goods, furniture etc;   pewter and brass equally amongst 3 daughters Mary, Martha and Rachel;   my sons William, James and Samuel;   my children Samuel, Mary, William, Martha, Rachel and James.[2]
Proved 13 Jun 1763 by Executor (son Samuel WATKINS) in the Court of the  Archdeacon of Brecon, St David's Diocese.
Notes: [1] This Will is part of a collection of Deeds etc relating to Newhouse and Old House estates in Newton [Clodock] at the HRO. See also Thomas JENNYNGS 4 Jul 1620, Richard HANKINS 8 Feb 1788, & John POWELL 26 Mar 1792.
[2] Is Nathaniel the eldest or in disgrace?

 

1764

BARRETT
BISHOP
BOWLEY
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, John, late tanner - of Cradley, 3 Aug 1761.
my 2 grandsons John WOODYATT and Richard WOODYATT (sons of my oldest son Richard WOODYATT);   my grandson William WOODYATT (oldest son of my son John);   my son John WOODYATT and Margaret his wife;   grandson John WOODYATT (younger son of late son John);   grandaur Elizabeth WOODYATT (daur of my son Thomas WOODYATT);   sister Elizabeth BISHOP;   Elizabeth BARRETT and her 2 sons James and Thomas BARRETT;   Poor of parish of Cradley.
Witnesses: John WOODYATT,   William BOWLEY,   Thos BARRETT.
Proved 14 Apr 1764 - HCC; Ref FHL#91606.
NB: my 3rd cousin 8th removed - sjk

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1767

ANDREWS
BARROL
CORE
DURKETT
GWATKIN
PARRY
PRICE
PROSSER
SKYRME
WILLIM
WINSTONE
YATE
WILLIM, William - of parish of St John the Baptist Hereford, Clerk, 18 Apr 1762.
Executor: wiffe Mary WILLIM (residual legatee)
Beneficiaries: nephews Thomas WILLIM, John Green WILLIM & George WILLIM sons of late brother Thomas WILLIM clerk, brother John WILLIM.
Witnesses: William GWATKIN,   Isabellae GWATKIN,   William SKYRME.
Others involved: Morgan PRICE clerk,   Morgan CORE clerk,   Sarah WILLIM widow,   William PARRY,   Robert Dobyns YATE Esq.,   James BARROL,   Mrs DURKETT,   Mr PROSSER,   Mr ANDREWS,   Mrs WINSTONE.
Probate granted PCC London 3 Oct 1767, TNA Ref: PROB/11/933.

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1768

HARROLD
JONES
PRICE
PROSSER
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth - of Ewias Harold, spinster, 1767.
Beneficiaries: mother Mary WILLIAMS;   aunt Sarah JONES and three children of her sister Elizabeth HARROLD.
Witnesses: John WATKINS,   Elizabeth PROSSER,   John PRICE, clerk.
Proved London 8 Apr 1768. PRO Ref: PROB 11/938.

 

1769

BAYLEY
DAVIES
EVANS
LACY
LEWIS
PARKER
PHILLIPPS
POWELL
WELLINGTON
WELLINGTON, Isabella - of Hereford, spinster, 10 Dec 1768.
my estate to pay the sum of £1000 (including £500 given in the Will of my late sister Anne WELLINGTON) which I promised on the marriage of my niece Isabella LACY with Somerset DAVIES of Ludlow co. Salop Esq;   also £500 given in Anne's Will to my nephew John LACY, clerk, now decd;   also all my lands and tenements in Staunton-on-Wye to my brother Benjamin WELLINGTON of the town of Hertford [sic] Esq plus £2000 and to his daughter Mary EVANS (now the wife of Henry Michael EVANS) £300 Old South Sea Annuities standing in the name of the said Benjamin WELLINGTON in trust for me + £1000 each to her, her son Henry Wellington EVANS and her daughter Frances Isabella EVANS;   to Somerset DAVIES (son of my niece Isabella DAVIES) and his sister Isabella DAVIES - £1000;   to Sophia Maria LACY (widow of my late nephew John LACY) - £100;   to my god-daughter Isabella PHILLIPPS (daughter of Thomas PHILLIPPS Esq) - £100;   to servant Anne BAYLEY - £100 and coachman John POWELL - £20;   John LEWIS late servant to Somerset DAVIES the Elder.
All lands etc conveyed to me in mortgage by Mansell POWELL Esq (for which I obtained a decree in the High Court of Chancery to foreclose him) to Somerset DAVIES the Elder in trust to sell to pay my debts, funeral expenses and legacies.
Sole Executrix: niece Isabella DAVIES (also residuary legatee)
Witnesses: Thos PHILLIPPS,   Jos PARKER,   Benj PARKER.
Proved: PCC London 10 Jun 1769 by Isabella DAVIES.
On 10 May 1794, Admon of the Will of Isabella WELLINGTON (unadministered by Isabella DAVIES, now deceased) was granted to Somerset DAVIES, Esq, the son.

 

1769

KNOWLES
NASH
PHILLIPS
PRICE
SMITH
WOOD
WOOD, Richard - of Ledbury, 26 Sep 1769.
my 2 youngest children Deborah WOOD and Elizabeth WOOD;   my wife Elizabeth WOOD;   my son in law John PHILLIPS of Ledbury, blacksmith;   my daurs Susan and Ann;   my daur Rosa.h wife of John PHILLIPS;   my son Charles WOOD;   my daur Sabrah wife of Herbert PRICE;   my son William WOOD.
Witnesses: Thos NASH,   John SMITH,   Wm KNOWLES.
Proved 4 Nov 1769 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1770

MORGAN
PICKERNELL
PRITCHETT
TAYLOR
WHITEHALL
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Samuel - of Wichenford, 21 Jan 1760.
sister Elizabeth PICKERNELL wife of Edward PICKERNELL of Little Witley;   sister Ann WHITEHALL wife of Richard WHITEHALL of city of Hereford;   nephew John WORMINGTON;   nephew and godson Edward PICKERNELL - son of the said Edward PICKERNELL;   niece Ann WORMINGTON;   brother John WORMINGTON of Claines, clerk.
Witnesses: John PRITCHETT,   Benjamine TAYLOR,   William MORGAN.
Proved 9 May 1770 - Worcs.

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1770

DAVIS
LANE
WALKER
WILLIM
WILLIM, Mary - of Hereford City, widow & relict of William WILLIM clerk, 7 Sep 1767. (nee LANE)
Executor: brother James LANE (residuary legatee)
Beneficiaries: brother Theophilus LANE, his eldest son Theophilus & his younger children Juliana LANE, Lucy LANE & Robert LANE,   testator's brother James LANE, his children James LANE, Theophilus LANE, William LANE, Ann LANE & Elizabeth LANE.
Witnesses: Ann WALKER,   James DAVIS,   Richd MOORE n.p.
Probate granted PCC London 19 Nov 1770. TNA Ref: PROB/11/962.

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1771

BARRETT
GILDING
TUDOR
WILLIS
WILLIS, Henry - of Colwall, yeoman, 17 Feb 1770.
to loving wife Penelope WILLIS - all household goods ects and after her decease to sons Joseph and Henry WILLIS and daughter Penelope WILLIS to be equally divided;   to son Joseph WILLIS - copyhold lands called Little Riding House and garden now in his occupation;   to wife Penelope - the rest and residue of copyhold lands tenements Water Grist Mill where I now dwell and after her decease to son Henry WILLIS, and (likewise) all Freehold estate;   to daughter Penelope - £100 and to son Joseph - £25.00 to be paid 12 months after the decease of wife Penelope.
If son Henry does not pay out his brother and sister then Joseph and Penelope can sell estate to raise the money and any money left over to go to Henry.
Witnesses: Thos TUDOR,   James BARRETT,   Thomas GILDING.
Proved 1771. Will at Hereford Record Office.
Notes: [1] Henry WILLIS (a miller) bur Colwall 18 Mar 1770.
{2} Penelope WILLIS relict of Henry WILLIS bur Colwall 15 Jul 1782.
[3] I believe the property mentioned in the will is Luggs Mill in Colwall [q.v. Henry WILLIS will dated 25 Nov 1817].

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1771

FIDER
HOLLINGS
PARRY
WOOD
WOOD, Richard - of Hereford, cornfactor, 31 Mar 1770.
Sole Executrix: wife Sarah WOOD.
Witnesses: HOLLINGS/ FIDER/ PARRY.
Proved 16 Feb 1771 - Hereford Deanery; Ref FHL#91721.

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1771

BAKER
CLARKE
CLERKE
COLT
DAVIES
GULLIFER
GULLIPHER
JAMES
JENNINGS
LACEY
MORGAN
PRICE
SYMONDS
WEAVER
WELLINGTON
WITHERSTON
WITHERSTONE
WITHERSTON otherwise WITHERSTONE, Elizabeth - of Eaton Bishop co Hereford, widow, 21 Aug 1770.
to Mrs DAVIES wife of Somerset DAVIES of Ludlow Esq - £500;   to Mr Josias CLERKE [or CLARKE] of Hereford, Wine Merchant - the interest on £500 for life then the capital to his daughter Mary CLERKE;   to my sister Mrs Jane LACEY - £100;   to Sophia Maria LACEY of Weobley widow - £100;   to Mrs Decima WEAVER (wife of Daniel WEAVER of Hereford, baker) - £100 and to Mrs Sarah PRICE (wife of Thomas PRICE, exciseman) £100;   to Mrs Elinor GULLIFER wife of William GULLIFER of Eaton Bishop - an annuity of £10 per annum for life;  
Executors: Josias CLERKE and Sophia Maria LACEY they to have R&R equally.
Witnesses: John BAKER,   Benjamin MORGAN.
Proved PCC London 20 Jun 1771 by the Exors.
Notes: The Testator (nee WELLINGTON) mar John WITHERSTON 23 Nov 1743 at Eaton Bishop. Jane WELLINGTON mar Samuel LACEY 19 Oct 1721 at All Saints, Hereford. Somerset DAVIES mar Isabella LACEY 9 Jun 1752 at All Saints, afsd. Josias CLARKE mar Anne JAMES 9 Oct 1756 at All Saints afsd. Daniel WEAVER mar Decima SYMONDS 11 Sep 1760 at Yazor. Wiliam GULLIPHER mar Elinor JENNINGS 27 Oct 1736 at St John's, Hereford. John LACEY mar Sophia Maria COLT 1 Aug 1751 at Letton.

 

1771

HEMING
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, John - of Claines, Clerk, widower. (Ad)
Anne WORMINGTON (16 years old), John WORMINGTON (14 years old),   Elizabeth WORMINGTON (11 years old), James WORMINGTON (13 years old),   Thomas WORMINGTON (8 years old), Mary WORMINGTON (7 years old and up),   Brillianah WORMINGTON (5 years old),   Chose Richard HEMING their uncle as guardian.
Admon 29 Jun 1771 - Worcs.

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1772

BEVAN
EMBRY
GILBERT
HARPER
HORSEMAN
IRELAND
PHILIPS
PHILLIPS
POWELL
PRICE
PROSSER
SEABORN
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, John - of Ewyas Harold, shoemaker, 1770.
to brother Richard - Burnthouse Cottage in Ewyas Harold;   other lands and tenements in EH to nephew John WILLIAMS and wife Elizabeth, and to nephew William PHILIPS.
Money left to children of his brother Richard: Richard, Mary, Joseph, Hannah, and James WILLIAMS and Elizabeth POWELL;   also to children of his sister Susan BEVAN: James, Susan and Jane.
To his sister Hannah - an annuity, and a room in the house left to William PHILLIPS.
Provision for John PHILLIPS nephew of William PHILLIPS.
Money left to James, John and Thomas HARPER;   Bequests to Abigail SEABORN, Elizabeth wife of James IRELAND, Frances wife of Philip HORSEMAN, and Mary wife of William EMBRY;   Stock (or clock?) left to Abigail SEABORN and Elizabeth IRELAND;   Money to John WILLIAMS of Dulass, relationship not given.
Witnesses: John PRICE,   John PROSSER,   Ben GILBERT.
Proved in London 3 Mar 1772 - PCC. PRO Ref: PROB 11/976.

 

1773

HEMING
WORMINGTON
WORMINGTON, Ann - of Northwick, Claines, spinster. (Ad)
eldest brother John WORMINGTON, brother James WORMINGTON,   sister Elizaabeth WORMINGTON, younger brother Thomas WORMINGTON,   sister Mary WORMINGTON, youngest sister Brilliana WORMINGTON.
Trustee: Richard WORMINGTON the elder of the Dove Hills, Hereford.
Codicil: 14 Oct 1772.
Admon 6 Oct 1773.
NB: I believe this will has an error and the Richard mentioned is really Richard HEMING of the Dove Hills - sjk

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1775

WETMOR
WOOD
WOOD, Richard - of Stoke Lacy, weaver, 22 Mar 1765.
my daur Elizabeth WETMOR;   my daurs Mary WOOD and Sarah WOOD;   my sons Thomas WOOD and James WOOD;   my sons Joshah WOOD and Richard WOOD;   my wife.
Witnesses: Sarah, Thomas & James WOOD.
Proved 23 Jun 1775 - HCC; Ref FHL#91608.

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1776

CHURCH
GRUBBHAM
GRUNDY
GUNDY
KING
MUSCOTT
WEBB
WOOD
WOOD, Mary - of Ledbury, spinster, 12 Nov 1775.
Bridget wife of William KING of Ledbury;   Ann daur of John GUNDY late of Ledbury, bricklayer, deceased;   George GRUBBHAM of Ledbury, cordwainer;   Elizabeth GRUNDY of Ledbury, innholder (the widow and rel of Joseph GRUNDY, inholder late of same).
Witnesses: Ant: CHURCH jr,   Wm WEBB,   Jno MUSCOTT.
Proved 15 Jun 1776 - HCC.

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1778

PRICE
PROBERT
WILLIM
WILLIM, Sarah - of Dilwyn, Widow, 23 Jan 1778. Buried 9 Feb 1778.
Executor: son Thomas WILLIM Vicar of Dilwyn.
Beneficiaries: son Thomas WILLIM,   George WILLIM, grocer.
Witnesses: Cath PRICE,   Eliza PROBERT.
Probate granted at Hereford 17 Nov 1778. Original at HRO.

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1779

BARNES
GODSALL
HOMES
JAMES
LECHMERE
MORRIS
RAVENHILL
SEVERN
STEVENS
WIGHT
WOOD
WOOD, James - of Bromyard, gent, 8 Apr 1772.
Tripartite Indenture: 5 Jul 1763 between me and Margaret my now wife by her then name of Margaret WIGHT of 2nd part and Thomas SEVERN and James GODSALL of the 3rd part.
grandson John HOMES - 800£;   son Thomas WOOD;   grandaur Jane HOMES - 350£ when age 21,   grandson Francis HOMES - 350£ when age 21;   niece Ann RAVENHILL - 10£;   Theodosia STEVENS, widow;   Ann JAMES, widow;   son Thomas WOOD.
Witnesses: Jane MORRIS,   Wm BARNES,   Edward S. LECHMERE.
Proved 12 Jun 1779 - PCC; Folio 278.

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1784

BENNETT
STANLEY
WOODYATE
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Edward - of Bosbury, 16 Mar 1784.
brother John WOODYATE of Much Cowarne;   kinsman Edward WOODYATE of Bishops Frome;   Mary WOODYATE of Bishops Frome;   kinsman Richard WOODYATE of Stanford;   John STANLEY of Bishops Frome.
Executor: Charles BENNETT, Sr.
Proved 22 Nov 1784 - HCC.

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1789

HARDING
HODGES
HOMES
METCALF
MOULD
PRITCHARD
RAVENHILL
WIDDRINGTON
WIDDRINGTON, Elizabeth - of the Hazle, Tarrington, sinster, 13 Nov 1789.
my nephew Robert METCALF and my servant Henry PRITCHARD;   kinsmen and kinswomen William WIDDRINGTON,   Mary wife of Oswall WIDDRINGTON, Isabella WIDDRINGTON,   Mary HARDING,   Mary HODGES, and John HODGES.
Witnesses: Thos RAVENHILL,   Joseph MOULD,   Wm HOMES.
Proved 12 Dec 1789 - HCC; Ref FHL#91611.

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1792

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Kemsey - of Castle Frome, 1 Apr 1789.
nephew Edward WOODYATT son of brother Edward WOODYATT;   wife Hannah WOODYATT.
Proved 16 Jan 1792 - HCC; Ref FHL#91611.

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1793

CLUES
DAVIS
HIGGINS
POWELL
SURELL
WILLIS
WILLIS, Penelope - of Colwall, spinster, 14 Sep 1793.
"I desire to have a dubol grave stone over the grave of my father and mother".
To Sarah WILLIS (daughter of my brother Henry WILLIS) - £10.00;   to Thomas WILLIS and Penelope SURELL (children of my leat brother Joseph WILLIS - £10.00 each (and) all household goods to be equally divided;   to Mary & Henry WILLIS (children of brother Joseph WILLIS) - £20.00 each;   to cozn Sarah HIGGINS - £10.00 and all my cloths sheets & table lining and a set of plad bed curtains;   to cozn Mary HIGGINS - £10.00 and all my pleat and China;   to cozn Robert and Sarah HIGGINS o/t/p of St Johns co. Worcester - all the rest and remainer of my property.
Joint Executors: Robert and Sarah HIGGINS.
Witnesses: Thos DAVIS,   Mary POWELL.
Notes: Penelope WILLIS (a spinster) bur Colwall 28 Feb 1796.
I have a photograph of the double grave stone that Penelope requested, she is buried with her parents and Hester CLUES. Monuemental inscription states the Penelope was otp and 57yrs.

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1802

MORETON
WELLES
WILLIAMS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Thomas - of Great Malvern, gentleman, 28 Feb 1800.
friends Joseph WILLIAMS of Great Malvern, gent and Francis WELLES of Upton on Severn, gent;   daur Elizabeth MORETON wife of William MORETON of Worcester and to grandson John MORETON her oldest son - Real estate in Welland;   also property in Great Malvern mentioned.
Proved 26 Jun 1802 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98399.
NB: my 2nd cousin 7th removed - sjk

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1804

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, John - of Mathon. (Ad)
widow & relict Ann WOODYATT of Mathon;   Richard WOODYATT of St. John Bedwardine, Worcester.
Admon 20 Oct 1804 - Worcs; Value nx 600£.

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1807

COOK
PITT
SQUIRE
WOOD
WOOD, Thomas - of Wick, St. John Bedwardine, Worcester, Gent, 25 Jan 1791.
daur Jane - after her mothers decease, her gold watch,   daur Mary - after my decease, my silver watch;   Confirm and allow settlement made with my wife on marriage: Edward SQUIRE, gent of St. John Bed, Worcester,   William COOK OF Underfield, Avenbury, gent,   Thomas PITT of Digley Green, St. Peter, Worcs, gent;   wife Margery.
Witness: Tho --- ?  
Proved 15 Sep 1807 - PCC.

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1810

HOPE
MORGAN
NICHOLAS
POWEL
PRICHARD
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, Joseph - of Kentchurch, farmer, 15 Jan 1808.
Beneficiaries: sons John, James & Thomas;   daughters Ann WILLIAMS and Elizabeth MORGAN;   son in law John POWEL;   wife Elizabeth.
Executors: wife Elizabeth and son John.
Witnesses: William PRICHARD,   Mary NICHOLAS,   John HOPE.
Proved London 16 Oct 1810. PRO Ref: PROB 11/1516.

 

1813

BALLARD
BEARCROFT
WALKER
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, William - of Cowley in Mathon, 6 Jul 1812.
brother James WOODYATT of the Vinesend, Cradley, farmer;   friend William WALKER of Blackmore Park, Hanley Castle, grazier and butcher;   my wife Susannah;   children (deduct apprenticeship fee from son Harvey's share).
Witnesses: Harvey Berrow BEARCROFT,   Richard WOODYATT,   Philip BALLARD.
Proved 6 Feb 1813 - Worcs.
NB: my 4th great grandfather - sjk

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1814

DERRY
LANE
WAINWRIGHT
WAINWRIGHT, Richard - of Stoke Edith, gent, 27 Jan 1811.
wife Sarah - house at Lugwardine, and after her decease to Joseph WAINWRIGHT of Kings Caple, gent,   Benjamin WAINWRIGHT of Hereford, Malster and Thomas DERRY of Whitwick, farmer;   son William Benjamin WAINWRIGHT,   brother Samuel WAINWRIGHT;   nephews and niece (unnamed);   grandaur Eliza Sarah WAINWRIGHT daur of my sd son,   Other children of my said son.
Witnesses: LANE/ ASTON/?  
Proved 1 Mar 1814 - HCC.
Note: married Sarah DERRY.

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1816

DANGERFIELD
DEVERAUX
FREEMAN
GARDINER
GODFREY
GWILLIAM
GWILLIM
HANCOCK
JAMES
JENKS
PERKINS
SMITH
WHITE
WHITHURST
WIGHT
WIGHT, Thomas - of Ledden, Bishops Frome, 27 Oct 1815.
{nephew} Thomas GWILLIAM of Little Marcle 3rd son of my sister Margaret GWILLIM;   nephew Richard WHITE son of my late brother Richard WHITE,   nephew Thomas WIGHT,   nieces Elizabeth PERKINS,   Ann JAMES and Jane HANCOCK also children of my late brother Richard;   nephew Philip WIGHT of Collington and all the yr children of my late brother Joseph WIGHT;   nephew John GWILLIAM and niece Elizabeth JENKS children of my sister Margaret GWILLIAM;   brothers John WIGHT, Francis WIGHT, and sister Betty SMITH;   brother James WIGHT;   nephew William GWILLIAM,   brother William WIGHT,   godaur Jane FREEMAN daur of Rev. John FREEMAN, dcsd;   Elizabeth GODFREY niece of my late wife and daur of late John GARDINER.
Witnesses: Elizth WHITHURST,   Wm DEVERAUX,   Robt. DANGERFIELD.
Proved 28 Dec 1816 - HCC.

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1817

BEALE
CLUES
KIND
SHELER
SKIPP
SKIPP/SHIPP
WILLIS
WILLIS, Henry - of Colwall, miller, 15 May 1815.
to my son Thomas WILLIS - copyhold lands premises etc. in Colwall known as Luggs Mill. All freehold lands tenements known as Lese Pleck;   to daughter Hester now the wife of Richard SKIPP/SHIPP of Colwall - £200.00 payable after the decease of Richard SKIPP. to daughter Hester and her child Eliza WILLIS aged about 7yrs - itemised household furniture;   to grandaughter Eliza WILLIS - £100.00 when she reaches 21yrs.
Executor: son Thomas WILLIS.
Witnesses: William KIND,   Francis SHELER;   William BEALE.
Proved at Hereford 25 Nov 1817.
Notes: [1] Henry WILLIS (from the Lugs) bur Colwall 8 Jul 1817 aged 75.
[2] A Henry WILLIS miller married Ann SMYTH at Colwall 1772 by Lic.
[3] There are baptisms of two children at Colwall, Thomas 1776 and Hester 1783, parents were Henry and Nancy WILLIS.
[4] A MI in Colwall church: Hester CLUES of Lugs Mill, dau of late Henry WILLIS of this parish, b. 13 Oct 1783 d. 20 Mar 1867 aged 83yrs.

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1818

GWILLIM
JONES
MORGAN
PEARCE
POWELL
PROSSER
VAUGHAN
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, James - of Monmouth, gentleman, died 13 Aug 1817.
Widower of Judith WILLIAMS, formerly wife of Thomas WATKINS.
Beneficiaries of legacies: totalling over thirty thousand pounds - sons in law (sons of his wife) John WATKINS, William WATKINS, earl of Hereford, Philip WATKINS (who had no legal heirs at this time), Thomas WATKINS (deceased: legacies to his children Thomas, Robert & Susan);   daughter in law Mary wife of William PEARCE;   brother Richard, sister Mary;   nephews/nieces James, Thomas & Richard (sons of brother Richard);   children of brother John;   James POWELL & Elizabeth POWELL (children of sister Elizabeth POWELL);   children of his brother Joseph WILLIAMS (John & James WILLIAMS and Elizabeth MORGAN by his first wife);   two unnamed children by second wife;   grandchildren of his brother Joseph WILLIAMS (two unnamed children of John POWELL blacksmith of Cupid's Hill who had married two of Joseph's daughters, now both dead);   Judith JONES (daughter of Samuel JONES - relationship not stated);   housekeeper Mary PROSSER;   servant John GWILLIM.
Executors: James VAUGHAN & William PEARCE.
Witnesses: John WATKINS, John WILLIAMS.
Proved at London 26 Feb 1818. PRO Ref: 11/1601 (54-106; Creswell)

 

1820

BARNETT
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Ann. (Ad)
By Thomas WOODYATT of Mathon and Elizabeth WOODYATT of same, spinster,   their late mother, a widow and Joseph BARNETT of Colwall.
Admon 20 Sep 1820.
NB: wife to my 4th great grand uncle - sjk

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1821

GARDNER
GWILLIM
HANCOCKS
JAMES
PERKINS
SMITH
WIGHT
WIGHT, James - of Paunton, Bishops Frome, gent, 28 Jan 1813.
nephew James GWILLIM son of my sister Margaret GWILLIM;   late wife Betty;   brothers John WIGHT and Francis WIGHT and sister Betty SMITH;   nephews and nieces Richard WIGHT, Mary WIGHT and Elizabeth WIGHT the children of my later brother Joseph WIGHT;   niece Mary WIGHT daughter of my brother William WIGHT and {nephew} Thomas WIGHT son of my brother William WIGHT;   niece Elizabeth PERKINS,   Anne JAMES and Jane HANCOCKS children of my late brother Richard WIGHT.
Witness: Thomas GARDNER.
Proved 8 Nov 1821 - HCC.

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1822

PRICE
WIGHT
WIGHT, Richard - of Tedstone Court, Tedstone Delamere, gent., 12 Oct 1821.
wife Mary Maria WIGHT;   friends Rev. Thomas PRICE of Worcester and Thomas Philip Pain WIGHT of Collington, gent;   eldest son James Lane WIGHT,   2nd son Richard Thomas WIGHT and younger child or children.
Witnesses: -----??  
Proved 21 Oct 1822 - HCC.

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1823

GILBERT
JONES
MORGAN
TAYLOR
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, John - of Ewyas Harold, yeoman. Died 1823.
Beneficiaries of legacies: sons James, John, William, Thomas, George, Walter, Richard (deceased);   daughters Ann Elizabeth, Sarah;   grandchildren John (son of John), Thomas & Francis (sons of Richard);   Elizabeth & Mary JONES (daughters of John JONES tailor and his wife Mary.
Executrix: daughter Ann who was to get Messuage Barn Stable Garden & Meadow near to and adjoining churchyard in Ewyas Harold.
Witnesses: John MORGAN and Thomas TAYLOR of Ewyas Harold;   and John GILBERT of Rollstone.

 

1823

WALL
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Thomas - of All Saints, Hereford, 1 Nov 1816.
my wife Mary;   my daur Ann by a former wife;   my 5 youngest daurs Harriet, Mary Ann, Helen, Emily & Caroline;   my son Thomas by a former wife.
Proved 5 Apr 1823 by Ann WALL  formerly WOODYATT wife of James WALL - Hereford Deanery.
See Descendants of Thomas WOODYATT, confectioner of Hereford on the website.

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1823

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Thomas - of Hollingshill, Mathon, 30 Nov 1821.
my sister Elizabeth WOODYATT.
Proved 14 Jul 1823 - Worcs.
NB: my 1st cousin 5th removed - sjk

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1826

BALLARD
EDY
JAUNCEY
SHEWARD
SMITH
SPENCER
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, James - of the Vinesend, Cradley, 20 Apr 1825.
Sarah SHEWARD daur of Mr. George SHEWARD of Dilwyn - a tenement and garden at Poolend St, Great Malvern;   niece Jane WOODYATT - premises at Leigh;   niece Elizabeth (late Elizabeth WOODYATT) and the said Jane and the interest and bond of their late mother to me;   William son of my nephew and Sarah daur of my nephew Richard William SPENCER;   my godson James son of William SMITH of Mathon Town.
Executor & Executrix: John JAUNCEY of Evesbatch and Jane WOODYATT.
Witnesses: Charlotte BALLARD,   Charlotte EDY,   Philip BALLARD.
Proved 24 Feb 1826 - HCC; Ref FHL#91615.
NB: my 4th great grand uncle - sjk

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1828

HODDELL
LUCAS
LUDWICK
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, James - Late of Cloddock, Farmer, 1 Jul 1826.
Now resident in the Infirmary in the City of Hereford..
Beneficiary & Executor: wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: James HODDELL,   Ann LUCAS,   Thomas LUDWICK.
Proved 18 Mar 1828 - Brecon; BR 1828/#9.

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1828

GEORGE
GWILLIM
POWELL
WATKINS
WATKINS, Mary - of Craswall, Clodock, spinster, 29 Aug 1827.
to my sister Ann WATKINS of Olchon - £50 else to her children equally + my wearing apparel;   to my brothers Thomas WATKINS - £30,   James WATKINS (£30+my clock), David WATKINS (£30+my best bed-linen), and Peter WATKINS (£30+chest of drawers, 6 silver spoons & silver sugar tongs);   to my niece Mary Ann (wife of Arnold GEORGE of Pontymoor) - 19 guineas;   to my nephews John WATKINS and George WATKINS - £10 each at 20.
Sole Executor: my brother William WATKINS - R&R.
Witnesses: John GWILLIM, Wayne;   John POWELL.
Proved London 28 Mar 1828 by William WATKINS (brother) PRO Ref:  PROB/11 1738 f180.
Note: Arnold GEORGE mar Ann (sic) WATKINS 28 Jul 1824 Clodock.

 

1829

PARY
PRICHARD
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth - township of Longtown, parish of Clodock, 10 Mar 1828.
daughter Elizabeth PRICHARD.
Beneficiaries: son-in-law Thomas PARY;   daughter Elizabeth PRICHARD;   son-in-law William WILLIAMS*.
Property: Legacy from Tymaur due to testator previous Candlemas.
Witnesses: William PRICHARD,   William WATKINS,   Jane WILLIAMS.
Proved 3 Mar 1829 by William WILLIAMS - Brecon; BR 1829/#18.

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1829

JONES
PARRY
ROBERTS
THOMAS
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, John - farmer, in the township of Newton, Parish of Clodock, Herfds, 9 May 1826.
Executors: wife Mary WILLIAMS,   Thomas ROBERTS junior, of Ewyas Harold.
Beneficiaries: wife Mary WILLIAMS, son Thomas WILLIAMS otherwise JONES.
Property: Leasehold cottage & lands called Old Prince Place in Ewyas Harold;   Cottage & garden in Lower Mescot, Clodock, Herfds.
Witnesses: James PARRY,   Ann THOMAS.
Proved 17 Jun 1829 by Mary WILLIAMS - Brecon; BR 1829/#19.

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1829

JAUNCEY
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Cradley. (Ad)
To Jane, wife of John JAUNCEY (the grandaur).
Admon 11 Sep 1829 - HCC; Ref FHL#91627.
NB: my 5th great grandfather - sjk

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1831

BREWER
HOMES
LEWIS
PHELPS
RADLEY
WOOD
WOOD, John - of Much Cowarne, 13 Jun 1825.
Indebted unto James LEWIS - 40£;   money due from me to Robert PHELPS of Ledbury, gent;   Richard HOMES of Moorend and James BREWER of Layton Court, gent;   Thomas WOOD;   Ann RADLEY;   my wife Hannah;   my 5 sons and 2 daurs: Thomas, John, Joseph, Edward, James, Frances, & Mary.
Proved 3 Nov 1831 - HCC; Ref FHL#91617.

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1833

DAVIES
DAVIS
NICHOLS
OSLAND
PARRY
ROBERT
ROBERTS
VAUGHAN
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, William - of Turnant, in the parish of Clodock, Township of Vaynor, Herfds, 14 Jul 1819.
Executor: friend Mr John PARRY, Twy Kenol, parish of Cwmyoy, Farmer.
Beneficiaries: wife Catherine WILLIAMS, eldest son William, sons David and John, daughters Catherine and Mary;   four children of late daughter Sarah.
Witnesses: Walter OSLAND,   Jacob DAVIES,   John NICHOLS. Several additional forms, because of the change in executor.
Names appearing include: Catherine WILLIAMS (the widow);   David WILLIAMS (son) farmer, of Wernwen, Clodock;   William WILLIAMS (eldest son and heir);   John ROBERTS, of the parish of Michaelchurch, Herfds.
Witness to Catherine & David's seals: James DAVIS.
Witnesses to John ROBERT's seal: William DAVIES and James PARRY.
Witnesses to John PARRYs renunciation: Philip PARRY,   David WILLIAMS, 7 Nov 1833.
Philip VAUGHAN, Gentleman, one of the Proctors General of the Consistory Court of Brecon appointed Proctor by John PARRY to present his renunciation to the Court.
Witnesses to appointing Philip VAUGHAN: John WATKINS,   James PARRY.
Proved 8 Nov 1833 by Catherine WILLIAMS, John PARRY the named executor  having renounced the execution - Brecon; BR 1833/#19.

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1836

WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS, John - of Great Malvern, 6 Aug 1834.
wife Ann - estate at Great Malvern given me by will and testament of my late uncle John WILLIAMS of Ombersley;   my 3 sons and my daur Abraham WILLIAMS, John Jones WILLIAMS, William WILLIAMS, Ann Matilda WILLIAMS.
Proved 13 Aug 1836 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98433.

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1841

WATKINS
WATKINS, William - of Tredoughan, Herefordshire.
Died 7 Oct 1841, sons Benjamin and William are beneficiaries.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1841

DARKE
JONES
WILIAMS
WILLIAMS
WILLIS
WILLIAMS, Anne - of Newland widow and relict of Edward WILLIAMS, 19 Oct 1837.
son Edward WILIAMS;   daur Elizabeth wife of Thos JONES;   daur Ann wife of Thomas WILLIS;   daur Margaret wife of Wm DARKE;   daur Jemima WILLIAMS.
Proved 3 Nov 1841 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98441.

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1842

BAKER
DEVEROUX
HARRINGTON
MAUND
SHELTON
WILLIS
WILLIS, Hugh - of Southend i/t/p Mathon Worcestershire, yeoman, 22 Oct 1838.
Executors and Trustees: William HARRINGTON yeoman of Pencomb co. Hereford,   and Thomas BAKER farmer of Pencomb.
Beneficiaries: daughter Sarah wife of William HARRINGTON - one half share;   3 grandchildren: George, Thomas and James sons of my late daughter Susan wife of George MAUND of Durston - the other half of my estate when the children reach 21yrs.
Witnesses: William DEVEROUX, Thos DEVEROUX attorneys Bromyard;   G L SHELTON Clerk of Messrs DEVEROUX.
Proved at London 5 Aug 1842.
Notes: Susan WILLIS married George MAUND at Pencomb 5 Mar 1829: source IGI

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1842

ALLLIES
GRABHAM
PRESDEE
PULLEN
WOOD
WOOD, William - of Leigh Sinton, 15 Jun 1842.
Executor: Joseph PRESDEE of Alfrick, Suckley, farmer.
All and every of my children equally divided.
Witnesses: Edwd ALLLIES,   Thomas GRABHAM.
Admon by John WOOD of Hadsor, yeoman,   Joseph PRESDEE of Alfrick,   William PULLEN of Worcester, gent.
Admon 15 Oct 1842 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98442.

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1843

FARR
GWILLIM
WATKINS
WATKINS, Mary - of Clodock, widow (formerly of the Coade, Craswall), 11 Jul 1840.
to my only daughter Mary FARR (wife of John FARR of the Middle Cwm, Llanveynoe, Clodock, spinster [sic]) - all my money, and everything else - she to be sole Executrix.   Signed MW (x)
Witnesses: John GWILLIM, senior, Sunnybank, Longtown and William FARR, Wheelwright, Clodock.
Proved London 10 Jun 1843 by Mary FARR. PRO Ref: PROB/11 1982; f452.
Note: No marriage found for John FARR and Mary WATKINS to 1837.

 

1844

BOSLEY
CALE
CARWARDINE
CLEWES
DALLIMORE
GRUNDY
HIGGINS
LLOYD
STANLEY
WILLIS
WILLIS, Thomas - of Colwall, miller, 17 Jun 1843.
Executors & Trustees: William LLOYD farmer of Colwall and John DALLIMORE of litle Marcle farmer - to hold two cottages now in the occupation of John CALE and Eliza his wife (my niece) and Thomas STANLEY situate in Colwall;   niece to take the profits and rents.
Other Bequests: to dear wife Margaret WILLIS - the remainder of estate to take rents and profits during her life and after her decease to daughter Mary Ann wife of Thomas BOSLEY for life;   to nephew John GRUNDY? of Ledbury - £50 only after death of wife and if daughter leaves no issue;   to sister Hester CLEWES - residue of said real estate;   to Phoebe CARWARDINE - £10.00
Witnesses: Jos A HIGGINS,   Francis HIGGINS Solicitors Ledbury.
Proved at London 30 Jan 1844.
Notes: Margaret WILLIS bur Colwall 17 Jul 1843 age 61 and Thomas WILLIS bur Colwall 2 Aug 1843 aged 63.

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1849

GRAHAM
WALKER
WEST
WALKER, John - of Leigh, gardener, 9 Nov 1848. Died 18 Mar 1849.
my wife Eleanor WALKER.
Trustee: William Corner WEST of Great Malvern, surgeon.
my 2 sons John the eldest and Christopher;   my brother in law Christopher GRAHAM of Manchester.
Proved 30 Jun 1849; Ref FHL#98454.

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1851

DEAN
ELTON
KING
LANE
TURNER
WILLIS
WILLIS, Ann - of Colwall, widow, 29 Jan 1839.
to Ann WILLIS wife of my son John WILLIS - all my wearing apparel.
The wordly estate which I may die possed not yet paid to me but expected to arise from the will of my late sister Mary ELTON and payable from her estate I give bequeath and devise in the following proportions:
to son John WILLIS labourer of Chancers Pitch i/t/p Colwall - £5.00;   to son William WILLIS labourer of Goldsend - £5.00;   to son Joseph WILLIS labourer of Colwall Stone. of whom I now reside and upon whom I now chiefly depend on for my support - £20.00.
Executor: son Joseph WILLIS.
Witnesses: Thomas DEAN,   William KING,   Elizabeth TURNER.
Proved at Hereford 9 Sep 1851  Testatator died about May 184*. Effects under £100.
Notes: [1] Ann WILLIS bur Colwall 15 May 1847 aged 80.
[2] IGI states Ann LANE married John WILLIS at Ledbury 27 Feb 1797

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1853

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Caroline - late of 47 Pall Mall, St James Westminster, Middlesex, spinster deceased. (Ad)
To Mary WOODYATT widow (the natural and lawful mother);  
Admon 13 Nov 1853 - PCC; Ref FHL#93355.

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1853

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Ellen Maria - late of City of Hereford, spinster, deceased. (Ad)
To Mary WOODYATT, widow (natural and lawful mother).
Admon 5 Dec 1853 - PCC; Ref FHL#93355.

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1853

WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Harriet - of Hereford. (Ad)
On the fifth day {of December} admon of the goods chattels and credits of Harriet WOODYATT formerly of the City of Hereford but late of Great Malvern, spinster, deceased was granted to Mary WOODYATT, widow, natural and lawful mother and next of kin.
Admon 5 Dec 1853 - PCC; Ref FHL#93355.

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1854

CLARKE
COOPER
WALKER
WOODYATT
WALKER, Benjamin - of Hanley Castle, farmer, 3 Dec 1846.
each of my brother{s} William, Richard, Joseph, Charles, and George - 50£ sterling each;   each of my sister{s}, Jane, Fanny & Eliza - like sum of 50£ ea;   my brother James - all the residue and executor.
Witnesses: John CLARKE,   Wm E COOPER.
Proved 16 Jan 1854 - Worcs; Ref FHL#98464.
NB: probable relation to my 4th great grandmother, Susanna WALKER, wife to William WOODYATT - father to Benjamin is mentioned in William WOODYATT will proved 1812 - sjk

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1859

BOUCHER
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, John - of Crumpton Hill, Cradley, farmer, 1 Sep 1858.
sum of 80£ now on mortgage on Hope House estate belonging to my brother Richard WOODYATT;   my 2 sons Charles and Anthony Allen and my daurs Mary Ann;   Harriet and Elizabeth;   my friend Matthew BOUCHER of the 7 Start Inn.
Witnesses: Richard WOODYATT,   Matthew BOUCHER, and Thomas BOUCHER.
Proved 5 Feb 1859; Ref FHL#1278991 (post-1858)

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1860

KINGS
MALPAS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, James - of Woodsfield, Powick, 27 Feb 1857.
wife Maria WOODYATT after her decease to Harriet the wife of Joseph KINGS if alive;   Joseph MALPAS of city of Worcester, druggist.
Codicil: 6 Nov 1859.
Proved 10 Jan 1860; Ref FHL#1471035 (post-1858)

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1860

GOLDINGHAM
KINGS
MALPAS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, James - of Woodsfield, Powick, farmer, 27 Feb 1857.
my wife Maria;   Harriet wife of Joseph KINGS;   Joseph MALPAS of Worcester, druggist.
Witness: GOLDINGHAM.
Proved 10 Jan 1860; Ref FHL#916195 (post-1858)

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1860

MORGAN
NICKS
PHILLIPS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Warwick, gent, 16 Aug 1859.
All my children who survive my wife shall share in common property under the will of Thomas PHILLIPS deceased;   son Richard Henry is married with a family and in bad circumstances.
Trustee: Thomas NICKS of Warwick, gent.
Note: also known as Henry Richard WOODYATT - his son Richard Henry was a printer from 1855-1858 at 11 High Street in Stratford on Avon and John MORGAN, the ancestor of Paul MORGAN, acquired the business in 1855. The son was ill as mentioned and died by 1863.
Proved 16 Apr 1860; Ref FHL#1471036 (post-1858)

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1861

WATKINS
WATKINS, John - of Vowchurch, Herefordshire.
Died 28 Mar 1861, wife Susannah is beneficiary.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1861

ASPEY
HYDE
LEA
MUNN
SIMMS
VENMORE
WOODYATTE
WOODYATTE, John - of Bransford, 8 Oct 1860.
Executors: William LEA of New House, Bransford, farmer and James SIMMS of the Fox Inn, Bransford, innkeeper.
{I lent 20£ to James HYDE of Leigh};   my sister Sarah ASPEY of the Asp, Bransford.
Witnesses: James VENMORE,   Wm MUNN.
Proved 14 May 1861; Ref FHL#916196 (post-1858)

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1861

MORRIS
WATKINS
WATKINS, Ellenor/Eleanor - of Lugwardine, Herefordshire.
Died 5 Jun 1861, nephew George MORRIS is beneficiary.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1861

BENBOW
COOMBS
FARMER
HAMILTON
HOLLAND
LANSDOWNE
REES
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Ann - of Malvern Wells, widow, 30 Mar 1859.
Settlement: 27 Sep 1803 between 1) John FARMER of Hanley Castle, labourer and me by name of Ann FARMER, spinster;   2) my late husband Thomas WOODYATT;   3) John BENBOW of Hanley Castle, gent.
Thomas WOODYATT died 25 Feb last leaving 6 children 1)Mary WOODYATT, 2)William WOODYATT, 3)Ann WOODYATT, 4)Harriet wife of David Godfrey HOLLAND,   5)Elizabeth wife of Edward George COOMBS, and 6)Maria wife of William REES;   Mary Ann LANSDOWNE of Bath Cottage, Malvern Wells, spinster.
Executors: Charles HAMILTON of Malvern Wells, surgeon and my son William WOODYATT.
Proved 25 Jun 1861 - Worcs; Ref FHL#916196.
NB: wife to my 5th cousin 6th removed - sjk

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1861

PROCTER
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Knowsley st, Manchester, gent, 26 Oct 1861. Died 28 Oct 1861.
wife Grace WOODYATT;   my son Richard WOODYATT to pay 25£ per year to wife Grace in consideration of 400£ for 7 years with no interest and at her decease note is retained as his portion;   my daur Ann Elizabeth PROCTER;   my son in law James PROCTER.
Proved 22 Nov 1861; Ref FHL#1471175 (post-1858)

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1862

WATKINS
WATKINS, John - of Crickhowell, Brecon.
Died 17 Jul 1862, will was proved in Herefordshire.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1862

WATKINS
WATKINS, William - of Canon Pyon, Herefordshire.
Died 22 Nov 1862, wife Mary Ann is beneficiary.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1863

WATKINS
WATKINS, Esther - of Ross, Herefordshire.
Died 18 Jan 1863.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1863

WATKINS
WATKINS, Maria - of Kington.
Died 23 Apr 1863.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1863

WATKINS
WATKINS, John - of Ewias Harold, Herefordshire.
Died 31 Aug 1863.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1863

WATKINS
WATKINS, John - of Leominster.
Died 11 Oct 1863, wife Jane is beneficiary.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1864

WATKINS
WATKINS, Thomas - of Orcop, Herefordshire.
Died 2 May 1864.
Extract from National Calendar of Probate.

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1873

PROCTER
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Grace - of Sunderland, Durham, widow, 18 Jun 1872.
dear daur Ann Elizabeth PROCTER.
Proved 13 Mar 1873; Ref FHL#1597187 (post-1858)

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1883

EVANS
LANGFIELD
PURNELL
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Thomas - of Leigh, laborer, 7 Sep 1880.
my wife Milbrow WOODYATT;   my 4 children Charles WOODYATT, George WOODYATT, Emma WOODYATT, and Jane PURNELL, Chase Cottage;   Thomas EVANS of Great Malvern and John LANGFIELD of Great Malvern.
Codicil: 11 Sep 1880.
Proved 5 Feb 1883; Ref FHL#1471679 (post-1858)

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1883

BARNETT
COOK
HALL
HUGHES
LAWRY
ROBERTS
SIMMS
WATT
WILLIAMS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Hannah - of Lower Rd, Quest Hills, Malvern Link, widow, 14 May 1881.
Died 17 June 1883 at the Wyche in Hanley Castle.
James WATT of Henwick rd, Worcs, exciseman;   Joseph HALL of Grt Leics St. Birmingham, gent;   Ellen wife of the said James WATT - 10£;   brother John ROBERTS of the Wyche, Hanley Castle - 100£;   niece Harriet wife of James HUGHES of Duke st. Whithington Moor, Chesterfield, Derby - 50£;   unto my niece Harriet HUGHES children (xcept the eledest daur Mary);   {Sarah HALL, Raven Inn, Great Leics St, Birmingham, Widow - 100£ and to her children: James HALL,   Emily the wife of Charles COOK,   Agnes the wife of Alfred SIMMS,   Sarah HALL and the said Joseph HALL - 19£ 19s. each};   to my nephew James BARNETT of 61 Fore St, Limehouse, London - 100£;   my niece Emma wife of Thomas LAWRY late of New Somerset st, Birmingham but now of Stourport and the children of the said Emma and Thomas LAWRY;   my sister Sarah wife of Thomas WILLIAMS of Stourport, boatman.
Proved 2 May 1883; Ref FHL#1471751 (post-1858)

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1884

LLOYD
PALAMOUNTAIN
WEBBER
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Thomas - of #28 Moorfield St, Hereford, railway carriage inspector, 2 Dec 1882.
Died 19 Nov 1884 at 29 Moorfield St.
wife Margaret;   James LLOYD - of #68 Eign St, Heref, carpenter;   Edward PALAMOUNTAIN of #1 Walmer St, Hereford, painter. To divide into 4 equal shares: 1 to my son William WOODYATT;   1 to son Thomas Frederick WOODYATT;   1 to my daur Elizabeth wife of James WEBBER;   1 to son Alfred Edward WOODYATT (not until 21).
Proved 30 Dec 1884; Ref FHL#1472000 (post-1858)

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1885

DAWSON
DUNNING
GRIFFITHS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, John - of Witton Cum Twambrooks, Chester, joiner, 17 Sep 1875.
daur Ann WOODYATT - my portrait in large frame;   daur Betsey WOODYATT - my wife's portrait in large frame;   late wife;   daur Sarah WOODYATT;   son William WOODYATT;   daur Mary DUNNING.
Executrix and Executor: daur Anne WOODYATT and Walter Haynes GRIFFITHS of Penny's Lane Witton.
Also mentions: sons and daurs namely;   William WOODYATT, Anne WOODYATT,   Jane DAWSON wife of John DAWSON of Park st, Hulme, Manchester;   Betsey WOODYATT and Sarah WOODYATT and Mary DUNNING wife of Robert DUNNING of Witton aforesaid;   Hannah Dale WOODYATT, and Catherine WOODYATT.
Proved 15 Aug 1885 (post-1858)
NB: see the website for WOODYATTs of Chester - sjk

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1889

BERROW
HARRISON
STEVENSON
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, William - of Havelock Place, Holly Road Lodge, Birmingham, 8 Mar 1888.
Died 6 June 1889 at 11 Park Lane, Aston, Birmingham.
my son Nicholas Sirrell WOODYATT;   my daur Emily Anne STEVENSON;   Joseph HARRISON of Lime Grove, Handsworth.
Proved 2 Jul 1889; Ref FHL#1471774 (post-1858)
See his picture in Descendants of William WOODYATT and Mary BERROW on the website.

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1894

SECORD
WALL
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, James, deceased, 20 Jun 1889. Died 20 Aug 1894 at Sidney, Hastings, Canada.
Thomas WOODYATT - of Brantford, solicitor (the sole executor of James WOODYATT of Brantford, city clerk);   my son Thomas - my gold watch chain, journal of proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and other books, paper and pictures relating to Odd Fellowship;   Thomas in trust to sell and divide into 14 equal shares;   my daur Maria - 7 shares, my daur Jane - 2 shares, my grandchildren Earnest and Rollin T (sons of my deceased son William H) equally between them - 2 shares, my daur Harriet - 1 share and my daur Rebecca - 1 share.
Witnesses: L SECORD Doctor of Med;   Wm WALL, Jr Newspaper Prop, Brantford.
Proved on application of Thomas WOODYATT 19 Dec 1894; Ref FHL#522661.

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1895

RIMELL
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Elizabeth - of 19 Eton St, Richmond, Surrey, 17 Jul 1895.
my brother Richard Dance WOODYATT of Chalford, Stroud, Gloucs;   and my sister Mrs. Ann RIMELL of 6 Sarquhar st, Cardiff.
Proved 3 Sep 1895; Ref FHL#1867396 (post-1858)

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1902

BERROW
DAVIS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Samuel - of #1 Geneva Villas, Stanley road, Worcester, 6 Oct 1900.
William (generally called Frank) DAVIS of Lygon Villas, Diglas Lane, Worcester, china gilder;   Ivy Cottage, Woolhope rd, Worcester;   The Old House Farm at Linton, Bromyard;   my 3 daurs Susan DAVIS,   Alice Eliza WOODYATT, Florence WOODYATT.
Proved 16 Jul 1902; Ref FHL#1472768 (post-1858)
Note: see descendants of William WOODYATT and Mary BERROW on the website.

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1905

GWYNN
HARRISON
HARVEY
JAMES
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Richard - of Tintern Lodge, Great Malvern, farmer, 11 Oct 1904.
sons William WOODYATT and James WOODYATT;   grandson Richard WOODYATT (son of my son James WOODYATT);   each of my grandchildren living at my decease;   daur in law Lizzie WOODYATT - 30£;   to my sister Jane HARRISON - 30£;   to Mary WOODYATT widow of my brother William WOODYATT - 10£;   to my brother James WOODYATT - 30£ in trust;   Blackmore Park to be offered to my son James WOODYATT;   each of my 8 children to pay my wife 25£ during her lifetime;   my daur Bertha WOODYATT;   to my son Thomas WOODYATT - business of fishmonger, poultry and game dealer as R & T WOODYATT;   my daur Edith GWYNN;   my daurs Amy WOODYATT and May JAMES;   my daur Rosa Annie HARVEY.
Proved 15 Apr 1905; Ref FHL#1885813 (post-1858)

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1919

BURKE
WILLIAMS
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Edwin - of 13 Oliver Rd, Erdington, 2 May 1916.
Thomas Oswald WILLIAMS of Parkfield House, Erdington, justice of the peace;   my nephew William BURKE of Edwards rd, Erdington;   William BURKE and my brother William WOODYATT. After William BURKEs death to widow of William BURKE.
Proved 2 May 1919; Ref FHL#1703009 (post-1858)

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1919

CLINNICK
GABB
HOBBS
JONES
MORRIS
POPE
TWYEROSS
WILSON
WOODYATT
WOODYATT, Charles - of Spellis Farm, Claines, farmer, 1 Dec 1909.
friends Jackson GABB of Southlea, Droitwich, solicitor and Richard Foley HOBBS of Thornaloe, Worcs, auctioneer;   my sister Elizabeth POPE - 200£;   Catherine Maud WILSON sister of my late wife - 200£;   late wife's sister Elizabeth Ann TWYEROSS and to her son John TWYEROSS - Land at Yeovil, Somerset;   nephew Anthony CLINNICK;   my nephew Percy MORRIS;   nephew Charles Woodyatt POPE;   the 4 daurs of my niece Elizabeth wife of Abner JONES.
Proved 12 May 1919 (post-1858)
NB: my 5th cousin 4th removed - sjk

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