Abstracts of Herefordshire Probate Records
Abstracts on this page are listed by Date of Probate, and a list of SURNAMES in each abstract may be found on the left of the abstract. Use the 'Find' option in your browser to search for surnames you're interested in, or use the search box below to search all Wills in this collection.
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:-
The following may also be of use in the study of Wills generally:-
(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)
- A Latin Genealogical Word List
- A Glossary of Ranks, Professions, Occupations and Trades for Old Occupations
- A Glossary of Household, Farming and Trade Terms from Probate Inventories.
Compiled by Rosemary Milward. 3rd ed., 1986. ISBN 0-9505940-1-6
VAUGHAN, Walter - of the City of Hereford, Butcher, 30 Dec 1758.
Beneficiaries: son Walter VAUGHAN; daughter Martha (wife of John AUSTIN); daughter Eleanor (wife of William LLOYD);
Executor: son Richard LLOYD (Residuary Legatee)
Witnesses: (illegible) BELLAMY; Thomas LUNTLEY; Henry JONES.
Administrator: William PARRY.
Probate 22 Nov 1800 (Administration with Will annexed) - PCC.
Contact: Ros Dunning
SHARP, John - of the City of Hereford, Linen Draper, 28 Sep 1789.
Beneficiaries: William STEWART - "for his faithful service"; nephew Joseph SUMMER; niece Elizabeth SUMMER; Elizabeth FINLAYSON; servant Elizabeth MADDY.
Executor: William STEWART.
Tenants: Mr CAREY; Mr PRITCHARD; Richard HODGES, Baker.
Witnesses: E.S. WILLIAMS; J. WILLIAMS; Baker GABLE.
Probate 7 Mar 1792 - PCC; PROB 11/1216.
A further Grant was made 10 Jan 1804 to Elizabeth FINLAYSON wife of John FINLAYSON, the Administrator of the Goods of William STEWART deceased.