Bristol Wills

 

Collated by Mary Mason.

 

1507 Mar 10 Robert Younge, Burgess of Bristol.

To be buried in the Church of St. Peters. To Agnes my wife all that garden etc between the garden late of Richard Mede, now of Arthur Kemys, Gent on the East and the garden of the Priory of St. Mary Magdalen on the West. Tenement lately of Sir John Chokke, now of Thomas Jubbes, Gent. Witness Thomas Shakespeir, my Confessor.

Proved 21 Oct 1508.

Notes. Sir John Choke of Wraxall and Chew Magna.

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1533 Jul 3 Thomas Jubbs.

To be buried in St. Thomas the Martyr, Bristol.

Lands in Ireland. Books concerning the Law. To Francis Stradling all my lands after the death of Mawde my wife. My daughters Alice Younge and Margaret Younge. Gyles Dodington my servant 40s.

 My wife Maude and Francis Stradling, my Exors “shall dispose of my estate for the wealthe of my soule in deedes of Charity, as they will answer for it at the Daye of Judgement.”

Proved 17 Oct 1533.

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1576 Dec 18 John Goslett of Bristow.

My wife Fortune £30 out of Marshfield to be paid her by my son William. Agnes Osborne my daughter`s daughter. John 2nd son of my son William Goslett. Witness. Thomas Prynn, Notary public.

Proved. 19 Dec 1578.

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1581 24 May Richard Younge of Bristowe, Merchant.

Dwelling house in the occupation of Thomas Prin. My daughter Elizabeth Youge and Letitia Yonge. My wife Susan. My two youngest daughters Hannah and Mary. My son John Younge. His grandfather John Yrishe. Lease of Congersbury etc. My brother Thomas Yonge.

Proved 2 May 1582 by Susan the relict.

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1592 Feb 22 Ellinor Frise of Clifton, Gentlewoman.

My nephew Mr. William Clarke. My niece Frances Clarke. My cousin Mr Hugh Lotsam, Seven of my cousin Hallswell`s children which he had by my niece, £20, whereof I give to Mr Richard Hallswell that is now in my house with me £8. My niece Mrs Alice Vachell. Thomas Wickham Exor.

Proved 24 Jan 1593.

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1594 Jun 19 Robert Kitchen, Alderman of Bristol.

To be buried at St. Stephen`s near Johan my 1st wife. Land and houses to Robert, son of Matthew Haviland of Bristol, Merchant. William and John sons of Matthew Haviland. My wife Justine. My brother Matthew Kitchin. His son my nephew £30. Agnes and Margaret daughters of my said brother Matthew Kitchin. To my sister Agnes £10. To Robert Kitchin son of my brother Richard Kitchin of London, £100 and an annuity of £2 13 4d. To my brother Thomas Kitchin 40s. Elizabeth and Jane daughters of my brother John Kitchin.

Proved 10 Jan 1594/5 by John Barker, Matthew Haviland, John Rowberrough and Abel Kitchin.

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1603 Jul 13 Ann Colston, of Bristol, widow.

To be buried in the crowde (crypt) of St. Nicholas near my mother and my good husband Mr Richard Huntley. My brother Mr Robert Dowe of London. My nephew Sir William Smyth of Essex, Knight, John Clement and Edward his brothers. The three eldest sons of Mr Matthew Haviland Robert, William and John 40s each. To Matthew Haviland and his sisters Ann and Mary £5 each. Mr Robert Gulliford, preacher of God`s word, prebend of the College £13 6 8d. His sons Brynt and Samuel Gulliford. My late deceased hushand Mr Colston. To Mr Edward Carre of Worspring, Somerset £10 if he do not owe me anything at my death. To Mrs Coll (Cole) his sister an haunch pott. My good daughter Mrs Haviland. £100 for my funeral. Residue to Mr Haviland and my daughter in law Mrs Joice Haviland his wife. Memorandum. Mr Haviland to deliver a ring to Mrs Young of Agbourne. To her daughter Mrs Snige, a hoop ring.

Proved 8 Feb 1603/4 by Matthew Haviland.

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1604 Apr 15 Sir Richard Berkeley Knight.

To be buried in the Gaunts, Bristol. My wife Ellinor. My daughter Dorothy. My Grandchildren Elizabeth and Margaret £400. Manor of Stapleton etc to my Grandchild. Richard Berkeley Exor.

Proved 25 Jun 1604.

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1614 Sep 5 Robert Owen of Bristol, Merchant.

My wife Mary £400. My son Robert £200. My daughters Mary and Joan. Messuages in Portbury, Somerset. My brother Griffith Owen. My sisters Mary and Ellinor. My brother george. Mary and Robert Exors. My cousin Rice Davies Esq. My brother in law William Pitt, Overseer.

Proved 16 Feb 1615/16.

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1619 14 Sep William Vawer of Bristol, Merchant.

To be buried in the Churchyard of St. Nicholas with my wife.William son of my son Thomas Vawer. His Uncle Philip Langley and John Vawer shall have the wardship of him and two days after my burial shall ride to London to obtain it, and to certify that my son died in debt £500 and left five small children behind him. As concerning my Manors of Birdcombe and Laneclose and my little tenement in Tickenham, I have entailed it to William Vawer son of Thomas Vawer and his heirs, then to John Vawer, then to Thomas Vawer, then to Jenkyn Vawers son William Vawer, then to James Vawer. If there come any extent against my manor of Birdcombe for any debts of Sir William Gorge thereon, a writing which will avoid all extents in two leaves of paper, or Confession by Mr Popham, the late Queen`s Attorney General, which is amongst my writings and which will avoid all extents and is in three leaves of paper and was recorded in the Exchequer in the 32nd year of the Queen`s reign and is contained in the 278 Rules. I have devised to my son James Vawer, my learned Counsel in the law, the Chapple of the Bridge of Bristol. My brother Sir John Benet, Knight. There is a statute among my writings of Sir Edward Gorge of Wraxall of £1000 for the Warrenty on one moiety of Birdcombe and a Bond of Sir Edmund Gorge of London of £1000 for the Warrenty of the other moiety of the said manor of Birdcombe.

Proved 23 May 1620.

Notes. William Vawer of Bristol and Birdcombe married 1. Margaret daughter of Lewis Phillips and 2. Ann daughter if Richard Bennett of Wallingford, Berks.

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1621 Jan 30 John Butcher of Bristol, Aldermon.

My eldest son Philip Butcher lands in Axbridge, Wells, Hallatrow and East Harptree. My grandchild Phillip Butcher. John son of same. George and Ann children of same. My son Henry Butcher. My son Nathaniel £500. My son George Butcher £200. My daughter Mary and her husband Edward Tocknell. My daughter Theophila Young. Her deceased husband John Thrupp. My son in law Pellegrine Young. My daughter Elisabeth and her husband John Andrewes. My wife Mary. My youngest son John Butcher. William Burries my wife`s son. Overseers. Mr George Harrington, Alderman, and Mr John Barker. My brother in law Mr George Griffin of London. My son George Butcher.

Proved 15 Mar 1622 by his son Nathaniel Butcher.

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1623 Aug 23 Francis Aldworth of Bristol, Merchant.

To be buried in Gaunts Church. My sister Martha. My sister Elizabeth Elbridge. My Uncle Robert Aldworth, Exor.

Proved 26 Jan 1623/4 by his Uncle Robert Aldworth.

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1623 May 16 Matthew Haveland of Bristol, Merchant. My nephew Matthew Haveland son of my brother Robert Haveland. My brother in law Mr Richard Hollworhty.

Proved 29 Apr 1624.

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1625 21 Nov Sibella Arundell of Bristol, widow.

My sister Grace Barley. My brother in law Mr Francis Arundell, Vicar of Cheddar. His son Thomas Arundell £50. My son William Arundell. My brother in law Mr Richard Hipisley of Binigae £10. My sister in law Mrs Francis Cox of Ashhould. (Asholt) My sons Thomas and William Arundell.

Proved 5 May 1626. Again proved 13 May 1631 by William Arundell.

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1627 Feb 3 Nathaniel Butcher of Bristol, Merchant.

My wife Anne. My brother George. To my oldest son John my land Whelpfield, which I purchased of Sir Edward Rodney. My sons Henry, Thomas and Nathaniel.

Proved 21 Apr 1628.

Notes: Buried at St. Werburghs 22 Mar 1827/8 aged 40 years.

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1627 Jul 26 Edward Cox of the city of Bristol, Merchant.

Lease of South Meade Glou: My son John Cox. My daughter Mary. My lease of years in Tyllie`s Court and other lands in Glou: which I purchased and had of the grant of Sir Edward Rodney, Knight and Rice Davyes Esq or either of them. My father Goddard £5. My brothers George and John Coxe. My brother Thomas Collins. My sister in law Judith Browne. My sister Mary Goddard, my dwelling house in St. Phillips etc.

Proved 5 Feb 1627/8.

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1633 Aug 13 Anthony Hodges of Clifton, Glou: Gent.

To be buried in the chancel of Clifton Church near my wife. My daughter Margaret £500. My daughter Mary Horner £100, until paid convenient meat, drink and lodging fit for one of her degree. My daughter Alice Hipsley £150. My son John Hodges £100. His children. Residue to my son William Hodges: Exor. My brother Lawrence Hodges, my son John Hodges and my loving friend Thomas Wale of Clarum, Overseer.

Proved 20 Aug 1634 by his son William Hodges.

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1633 Jan 24 Matthew Warren the Elder, of Bristol, Clothier.

My kinsman Sir Richard Rogers, Knight, £10. To John Choake that hath been a long time a spinner to me, one of my suits of apparell, a shirte, hats, hose, shoes etc. My brother Mr Henry Gibbes, Alderman. My brother Mr George Knight.

Proved 21 Apr 1635 by his son Matthew Warren.

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1636 23 Sep John Langdon the elder, Merchant of Bristol and Alderman.

To be buried in the crowde (crypt) of St. Nicholas. John Langton my eldest son and heir, Exor. Alice my wife. My farm of Easton Percie, Wilts. My dwelling house in the Back, Bristol. To my son William Langton an annuity of £50 out of the Easton Pearce. I give him now in lieu thereof, my house at Doynton and £100, also goods etc at Doynton and all things which he had with him to Oxford. My son in law Michael Meredith £100. My daughter Elizabeth Meredith . Their son John Meredith. My grandchildren, Ann Popley and Dirick Popley. My kinsman Mr Thomas Langton of London £10. John Langton son of my eldest brother Anselm Langton, now in Ireland.

My wife`s brother and her sister Ann Broad. To my son John Langton my signet ring etc. Residue to his wife.

Proved Feb 1636/7 by his son John Langton.

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1636 Nov 24 Henry Yate of Bristol, Alderman.

Elizabeth, Ann and Mary daughters of my deceased daughter Bingham and Thomas Bingham. The daughters of my son in law Edward Prynce. My daughter Margaret wife of John Taylor of Bristol. My sister wife of Alderman Gonninge. My sister Ellis wife of Walter Ellis. My sister wife of Fabian Hill. My kinsman Robert Yate. Many charitable gifts.

Proved. 11 Feb 1636/7.

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1639 Feb 9 William Hayman of Bristol, Mariner.

To be buried in St. Augustine`s. My eldest son Thomas. My sons William and John. My daughters Phillis and Elizabeth. Richard Morgan Esq one of the Overseers. My daughter Joyce Andrews.

Proved 23 May 1639 by Elizabeth Hayman, the relict.

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1646/7 John Langton of Bristol deceased.

Admon 2 Feb 1646 to his relict Joan Langton.

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1641 May 17 John Bowcher, Merchant of  Bristol, son of John Boucher, late Alderman of Bristol, deceased.

My mother Mary. My sister Mrs Joan Langton. My brothers George and Phillip. My sister in law Mrs Ann Bowcher, widow. My sister Elizabeth Andrews. My brother in law Mr Hooke.

Proved Jun 10 1641.

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1642 May 20 Thomas Trevellion of St. Philips, Bristol, now at sea.

My brothers Morris and John. Sister Francis. Father John Trevellyan.

Proved 22 Sep 1642.

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1654 Jun 17 William Langton of Bristol, Merchant.

My brother John Langton Exor, to whom lands bequeathed to me by my Uncle William Burrowes of Bristol, Gent and if he dies then to my brother Joseph and his heirs. Elizabeth wife of my brother John Langton 40s for a token. My brother Thomas Langton goods etc at Barbadoes. My brothers Joseph and Ezekiel Langton. My two sisters Mary Vaughan and Joan Langton.

Proved 20 May 1635 by his brother John Langton.

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1656 Peter Muggleworth late of Bristol, deceased.

Admon 22 Aug 1656 to his son Peter Muggleworth.

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1658 25 Jun John Newbroughe of Bristol, Merchant.

Now at Antigua. My brother Joseph Newbroughe of Sturbridge in Old Swinford, co. Worcester. My brother Richard to preach my funeral sermon.

Proved 30 Jun 1662.

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1658 Sep 6 Dame Mary Bayntum of Bristol, widow of Sir Edward Bayntum of Broomham, Wilts, Knight.

My sons Robert and Nicholas under 21. My niece Susan Bowell under 21, daughter of my brother Nicholas Bowell of Bentley, co. Herts, he to be Exor.

Proved 14 Jul 1666.

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1662 Dec 3 Phillippa Winter of the City of Bristol.

To be buried in St. James Church. To my cousins John Farewell and James Farewell, sons of my brother Sir John Farewell, Knight deceased, £50 each. My kinsman Nathaniel Farewell son of my brother Sir George Farewell, Knight deceased. My late husband Mr John Winter deceased. My kinswoman Susan Barber and Mary Meredith, Extrices.

Proved 21 Jun 1663.

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1667 Nov 4 Sir Henry Creswick of Bristol, Knight.

Manor of Hanham Abbots co. Glouc. My wife Elizabeth. My children Legacies from their grandmother Cicely Hooke. My sons Francis and Humphry. My daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Florence, Creswick and Hester Creswick. My brothers Samuel, John and Joseph. My brother in law Richard Davis. My cousin John Hellier. Lands in Bitton, Saltford etc. Mt cousin Henry Jones, minister.

Proved 1 Feb 1668/9 by his son Francis Creswick.

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1669 Dec 3 Elizabeth Goninge of Bristol, widow.

To be buried in St. Walburgh with my husband. My son Robert Goninge Exor. My 2nd son John Goninge. My daughter Dame Elizabeth Langton £300. My daughter Johan Stroude £300 and her three children. My daughter Mary Goninge £300. My son in law Sir Thomas Langton, an Overseer.

Proved. 23 Dec 1669 by her son Robert Goning.

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1672 Feb 11 John Hayman of Bristol, Merchant.

My nephew William Swymmer, Merchant, Exor. My mother. My sisters Mrs Swymmer, Mrs Attwood, Mrs Andrews. My daughter Elizabeth. My brother William Hayman.

Proved 19 Jun 1673.

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1672 May 24 Sir Thomas Langton, Knight, Alderman of Bristol.

My brother in law Mr Robert Yeate, my cousin Mr Joseph Creswicke and Mr Thomas Earle, Sheriff of Bristol, Exors. My house at Easton Piercy, Wilts, to my wife Dame Elizabeth Langton. Thomas Langton my eldest son by her. To my eldest son John Langton, a bason and ewer that was my grandfathers. Goods, Plate etc among my children. My daughter Hester £1500 also £100 given to her by her mother`s Will. My daughter Elizabeth £1000 and my daughters Johanna and Frances £800 each, all at ages of 18 or marriage. My youngest son Robert Langton £500. To my son Thomas Langton my manor of Brislington coming to me by the decease of my brother Ezekiel Langton, who purchased it of Rowland Lacy, Esq remainder in default of heirs to my son Joseph, then to Robert. To my son Joseph Langton lands in Doynton co. Glou. which was in the possession of my Uncle William Langton and now in my sister for her life. My daughter Mary. My brother in law Mr Edward Strowde and Mr Richard Streamer, Overseers. To be buried in the Crowde of St. Nicholas. My brother Joseph and his wife £10. My sister Vaughan and her husband £10 for mourning. My brothers in law Robert Goning and Mr John Goning and my sister Mary Goning £10 each. My cousin Virtue, Mrs Readwood and Mary Gray £5. Poor of St. Nicholas £50.

Proved 2 Oct 1673 by the Exors.

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1677 Mar 24 John Goning of Bristol, Gent.

My brother Robert Goning of Cold Ashton co. Glouc. Exor. My three sisters Dame Elizabeth Langton, widow, Joan wife of Edward Stroude Esq and Mary Goning spinster £100 each.

Proved 26 Mar 1677 by his brother Robert Goning.

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1673 Dec 27 Mary Gonninge of Cold Ashton, co. Glouc. Single woman.

To my brother John Gonninge and my sister Dame Elizabeth Langton, £20 for mourning and to my sister Stroude and her husband £40 for mourning. Residue to my brother Robert Gonninge, Exor. Mr Joseph Langton and Mr William Pott, Overseer.

Proved 16 Jul 1679 by Robert Gonninge.

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1679 Oct 18 Gabriel Goodman of Bristol, Merchant.

Robert Baber of Chew Magna, one of the parties to an Indenture recited. Manors of Kilmersdon and Walton, Somerset, Rectory of Kilmensdon and Advowson of Babington. My daughter Sarah and Mary. My daughter in law Ann Fisher £300. My son in law James Twiford. I wish to be buried at Chew Magna. My friend Mr Robert Crosse, Vicar of Chew Magna £5. Mary his now wife. My cousin Capt. William Merrick. My daughter Sarah Twiford.

Proved. 16 Feb 1679/80 by Robert Baber, one of the Exors.

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1680 William Bisse of Bristol deceased

Admon 20 Jan 1680/1 to his relict Mary Bisse.

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1682 John Langton late of Bristol, bachelor, deceased and Hester Langton, spinster, deceased.

Admon. 1 Jun 1682 to Lady Elizabeth Cann wife of Sir William Cann  and sister (by the father`s side) of the defuncet.

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1684 May 22 Martha Lane of Bristol, widow.

My brother John Cann. My cousin Sir William Cann, eldest son of my brother Sir Robert Cann. My sister Sarah Cann.

Proved. 10 Mar 1687/8.

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1688 31 Dec Lady Ann Cann of Bristol, widow.

My daughter Mrs Elizabeth Cann. My daughter Lady Ann North and her husband Sir Dudley North. My daughter Lady Cann. My son Sir Thomas Cann. I desire to be buried with my husband in the vault of St. Werburgh`s.

Proved.1 Feb 1688/9 by Sir Thomas Cann, Knight.

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1690 Jun 1 Elizabeth Sneade of Bristol, widow.

My grandson John Sneade son of my son Thomas Sneade, clerk deceased £10. Thomas Sneade, taylor another son. Bridget wife of my son Richard Sneade of Bristol, mercer. Samuel Sneade another son the same.

Proved 16 Jan 1694/5 by Richard Sneade.

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1690 Joanna Vaughan late of Bristol deceased.

Admon 15 Jan 1690/1 to her brother Francis Vaughan, Esq.

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1691 May 6 Catherine Allein of Bristol, widow.

To the eight children of my daughter Katherine Webb, £2000 amoung them at ages of 21. My grandson John Webb, one guinea. Securities on the Manor of Butleigh, Somerset etc. Residue to my daughter Katherine Webb. Exix.

Proved 8 Aug 1691.

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1693 May 15 Henry Symes, late of Bristol, now of London, Gent.

To be buried at Ryson (Ruishton) Somerset. Estate given me by my late brother William Symes`s Will. My wife Eleanor. My youngest son George Symes £200. My daughter Elianor. My son John shall have my estate. Edward and Robert Westcombe, sons of my late sister Abigail.

Proved: 8 Jun 1693.

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1694 May 18 Joseph Langton of Bristol, Merchant.

My sister Elizabeth, wife of Sir William Canne, Bar: my sister Joanna wife of John Knight of Bristol, Esq my sister Mary Swimmer, widow, my sister Frances, wife of Edward Bath of Bristol, Merchant, and my brother Robert Langton of Bristol, One Guinea each. Residue of my real and personal estate to my brother, Thomas Langton, Exor.

Proved 21 Jun 1694 by Thomas Langton.

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1696 May 8 Thomas Earle oh Bristol, Merchant.

My sons Robert and Gyles. My son in law Henry Creswick, Sir Thomas Cann, Richard Moorton and Robert Wilmot. My wife Ellinor.

Proved 15 Jul 1696 by his son Gyles Earle.

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1696 Jan 22 Edmund Arundell of Bristol, Esq.

Manor of Strete, Somerset to Trustees to be sold and the proceeds divided between my wife and daughters. To my daughter Elizabeth a tenement called Comb House in Westbury on Trim. To my daughter Susan, a messuage in Balance Street and tenement in College Green, where I live. My daughter Margaret. My wife Susan Exix.

Proved 17 Mar 1696.

Notes. He married Susan daughter of John Whittington of Ivythorne in Street.

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1699 Jan 11 Sir Richard Crumpe of Bristol, Knight.

My son Richard. My daughter Margaret. My granddaughter Ann Mason. My daughter Elizabeth.

Proved 1 Feb 1699/1700 by Margaret Crumpe the relict.

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1700 May 17 May 17 John Swymmer of Bristol, Merchant, Esq.

My father and mother William and Elizabeth Symmer. My brothers Anthony, William and Henry Swymmer.

Proved. 15 Jun 1700.

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1702 Jul 18 John Creswick of Bristol, Esq.

To be buried in St. Ewens Church in the vault purchased for my first wife. To my wife Elianor £20, plate etc and house in Corn Street etc. My daughter Francis Creswick “200 within one month after my death if she should be then compos mentis and free from the passions and whimsies that have usually attended her, otherwise to be paid to my wife and my honoured brother in law Sir Edward Neville, Knight, Justice of Comm. Pleas and to my brother Joseph Creswick Esq to be put to interest for her. Messuages or Inns, the Green Dragon and White Hart in Lower Langford, Somerset,one in Churchill the other in Burrington, in Trust for my daughter. To my grandchildren, Bluet, William, Cadwallader, Elizabeth and Ann Jones, the younger children of my late daughter Elizabeth Jones deceased, £50 among them. To my grandson John Carpender son of William Carpender of Watford Herts, by his late wife my daughter Ann deceased. My granddaughter Elizabeth Carpender. My nephews Joseph, Thomas and Francis Creswick and my nieces Martha, Mary and Ann Cheswick children of my brother Joseph Cheswick £60. Children of my nephew Mr Henry Creswick of Moreton Henmarsh, co Glouc. £30. Children of my nephew Francis Creswick late of Hanham, co. Glouc. £20. For Mourning, to my brother Joseph Cheswick and his wife £12, £10 to my daughter Francis Creswick, £6 my granddaughter Ann Jones (Who now lives with me) £5. My brother in law Sir Edward Nevill, one broad piece of gold and a ring. To Arthur Bedford, Minister of Temple, £4. Poor of Burrington, Somerset, £3, of Churchill, 40s of Temple, £3 and of St. Ewens 20s. To my grandson John Jones (son of my late son in law Cadwalleder Jonesdeceased) my Manor of Langford, alias Whatlie or Whatman Brent, remainder in def. Of issue to his brother Bluett Jones, then in succession to William and Cadwallader Jones, then to John Carpenter.

Proved.3 Feb 1703/4 by John Jones. Exor.

Notes Marriage 11 Apr 1750 Mr Bluet Jones and Mrs Elizabeth Neale. Iron Acton.

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1702 Jul 24 Lady Elizabeth Langton, widow of Sir Thomas Langton, of Bristol.

To my daughter Lady Elizabeth Cann £300. My daughter Joanna wife of John Knight Attorney, £300. To Mary wife of Robert Lane, Merchant, £300. £100 to my four daughters, Extrices.

Proved 11 Aug 1704.

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1704 Dec 4 Thomas Scrope of Bristol Merchant.

My daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Ann and Sarah Scrope. My son John Scrope. My daughter ann Fanne and her husband Henry Fane. My wife Mary Scrope.

Proved 1 Aug 1704.

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1709 Lady Ellinor Earle of Bristol, widow.

To be buried at St. Werburgh`s. My son Joseph Earle. My niece Ellinor Benson. My grandson Goodenough William Earle. My son Robert Earle. My son Giles Earle his wife Elizabeth and his two children a son Rowlinson and daughter Ellen. My daughter Ann wife of Henry Creswick. Ann John and Samuel Creswick. Elizabeth and Hester Creswick. My son Sir Thomas Cann and my daughter Catherine Cann. Their children Robert, William and Ann Cann. My daughter Sara Wilmot.

Proved 5 Jul 1709 by her son William Earle.

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1709 Mar 16 Robert Henley of Bristol, Esq.

To my wife £300 and an annuity of £150 out of the lands in Crawford Magna and Spelsbury, co. Dorset. To my sisters Sarah Swallow and Elizabeth Henley, £6 each for mourning and an annuity of £6.  To my sister Ann Haynes of White Lackington, Somerset for mourning. Her husband Edmund Haynes. My mother in law Mrs Ann Yate. My brother in law Robert Yate Esq. My brother in law Mr William Jackson Esq and Mary his wife. My sisters in law Mrs Martha Price, Mrs Elizabeth Day and Mrs Margaret Tovey. My cousin Mr Peter Muggleworth and his wife. Dr. Chauncey and his wife. My kinswoman Mrs Mary Scrope 20s for a ring. My only son John Henley Esq.

Proved 19 Mar 1710/11 by his son John Henley.

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1717 Dec 5 William Kingsmylle of St. James, Bristol.Gent.

All my goods between my daughters Bridget and Elisabeth Kingsmylle. My eldest daughter Ann Kingsmylle an annuity bequeathed to her by her cousin Henry Kingsmill of Sandleford, Berks. Esq.

Proved 22 Jan 1717/8 by his two daughters.

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1718 Jan 16 William Codrington of Bristol, Mercer.

To my nephew Samuel Codrington £50. My brother Richard Codrington £50. My nephew John Browning £100. My niece Glover £10. My niece Ann Miles £10. Residue to my brother Richard Codrington, clerk and Jeremiah Horler, clerk in trust for my sister Browning, wife of Richard Browning, mercer.

Proved 7 Mar 1718/19.

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1731 Jan 15 William Yate of Bristol, Esq.

To be buried in Christ Church, Bristol. To my father Robert Yate Esq. £100. My Aunt Day £50. Aunt Waldron £50. My cousin Mrs Mary Henley £100. Uncle Duke £10. Uncle Waldron £10. My cousin Beale £50. Sir William Young £40. My cousin Mrs Arscott £40. Cousin Mrs Jane Young £40. Cousins Saintall and John Day and Mrs Hort £40 each. Miss Hort £25. Dr. Chauncy £10. Miss Chauncy £20. Dr. Creswick £10. Cousin Creswick £40. Mr Peter Muggleworth sen. £10. Peter Muggleworth jur. £25. Anne, Mary and Henry Muggleworth £25 each. The Hon John Scrope 10 sceptre pieces of gold and the like number each to Francis Fane, Henry Fane, Rt. Hon. Edward Southcott Esq and Mrs Elizabeth Southwell. In private charity £50. Residue to my cousin John Henlet Esq. Exor.

Proved.6 Apr 1732.

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