The Wills of Herefordshire

Abstracts of Herefordshire Probate Records

Surnames beginning with ‘Y’

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:-



YOUNG, Robert - of Stepleton [Stapleton], 13 May 1668.
to Alice my now wife lands in Stepleton towards bringing up my small children;   to my son Frauncis when 21;   to my daughter Anne when 25;   to my other daughter Susanna;   to my son Timothy the lands which were once my father Francis YONGE's;   to my son Robert when 25;   to Anne YONGE my brother Richard's daughter.
Witnesses: Edmund COOKE &   Francis (X) YONGE of Lingen,  
Proved at Hereford 1 May 1669.
[Contributed by mf on 24 Mar 2007 et seq.]



YOUNG, Thomas - of the Moore, Presteigne, 3 … 1678.
to my daughter Jane sum due from John CLARKE of Lingen & his brother James CLARKE & a sum due from Richard BROWNE of Byton;   to my son Edward;   to my son Charles;   to my daughter Mary;   to my grandchild Thomas son of Richard BROWNE of Byton;   to Jane* my now wife.
Overseers: my brothers William & Francis YOUNG.
Witnesses: William & Francis YOUNG &   John GRENOUS.
Will dated 3 … 1678. Proved at Hereford.
[Contributed by mf on 24 Mar 2007 et seq.]

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