The Wills of Herefordshire

Abstracts of Herefordshire Probate Records

Surnames beginning with ‘O’

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. (verified 2021-09-13)

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 Applying for Probate pages. (verified 2021-09-13)

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:-



OWENES, Elinor - of Stanton upon Arow.
be buried Stanton;   to John SHEARE;   to John PROSSER;   to William GLOVER;   to John DAVIES;   to Elizabeth FLETCHER;   to Mrs Magdalen HOPWOOD;   William FLETCHER the younger*.
Witnesses: William FLETCHER senior &   Catherine RICKARS &   John DAVIES.
Proved at Hereford 22 Mar 1666 by William FLETCHER junior.
[Contributed by mf on 24 Mar 2007 et seq.]



OSBORNE, Philip - of Rosse, tanner, 5 Jan 1666/7.
to the poor of Ross 20s.;   to my now wife Anne £20 & goods;   to my son Phillip* my house in Little Dewchurch & leased land in Westbury,   Gloucestershire which I had from my father;   to my daughter Elizabeth £100 & lease land in Westbury bought from my brother Richard.
Overseers: my brother William OSBORNE &   neighbour Nicholas NELME.
Witnesses: William OSBORNE &   Nicholas NELME &   John CROOKE clerk.
Proved (PCC) 22 Jun 1667. TNA Ref: PROB 11/324 f75.
[Contributed by mf on 24 Mar 2007 et seq.]



OLIVER, John - of Much Cowarne. (Ad)
Bond by: Elizabeth OLIVER (the relicta),   Richard HAYLINGS of the same &   John HALL of the same.
Inventory by: Richard HAYLING &   Joseph TROVELL, 17 Nov 1689.
Admon 23 Aug 1690 - HCC; Ref FHL#91699.
NB: husband to my 1st cousin 9th removed - sjk
[Contributed by sk on 23 Oct 2003 et seq.]



OLLIVER, Anne - of Bishops Froome, widow, 14 Dec 1717.
eldest son John OLLIVER,   my son in law Thomas TAYLOR,   my son in law Edward SMITH,   my son in law Edward JAUNSEY, my daur Alice,   my youngst son William OLLIVER.
Witnesses: Humphrey JOYNER,   John GREENE,   Jo: BROWNE.
Proved 6 May 1718 - HCC; Ref FHL#91598.
[Contributed by sk on 23 Oct 2003 et seq.]

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