WILLMOTT’s of the Portbury Hundred
Collated by Mary Mason.
Clapton in Gordano
1599 Dec Anna daughter of Johanis Wilmott
1601 Joanna daughter of John Wilmott
1603 John son of John Wilmott
1606 July Richard son of John Wilmott
1606 Feb Johanes son of Thomas Wilmott
1607 Dec Jone daughter of Thomas Wilmott
1609 Apr Johanna daughter of Thomas and Margaret Wilmott
1610 Aug Maria daughter of Johanis and Joanna Wilmott
1612 Dec William to John and Joan Wilmott
1634 Feb 12 Joane to Richard Wilmott
1637 Sep 10 Ann of Richard Wilmott and Mary his wife
1639 Jan 30 Elizabeth to Richard Wilmott
1644 Sep 3 Richard to Richard Wilmott
1779 Jan 31st Sarah to Thomas and Elizabeth Wilmot (born 1778 Dec 31st)
1783 Mar 2nd Hannah Taylor to Thomas and Elizabeth Wilmot (born 1783 Jan)
1785 Apr 24th Jane to Thomas and Elizabeth Wilmott.
1811 Jan 16 Augustus to John and Elizabeth Wilmot.
1823 Jul 27 Louisa to Joseph and Sarah Wilmot. Labourer of Clapton.
1827 Sep 23 Elizabeth to Joseph and Sarah Wilmot.
1830 Apr 25 Edward to Joseph and Sarah Wilmot.
1833 Mar 31 Theodore to Joseph and Sarah Wilmot.
1835 Aug 16 Joseph to Joseph and Sarah Wilmot.
1839 May 12 Thomas to Joseph and Sarah Wilmot.
1861 Oct Martha Jane to Joseph and Mary Wilmot. Labourer of Clapton.
1863 Apr 12 Charles to Theodore and Margaret Wilmot.
1865 Dec Myra to Theodore and Margaret Wilmott.
1866 Mar 4 Alfred John to Joseph and Mary Wilmott.
1869 May 30 Edward George to Joseph and Marianne Willmott.
1869 May 30 George Theodore to Theodore and Margaret Wilmot.
1870 Oct 29 Edwin to Joseph and Marianne Wilmott.
1872 Mar 31 Emily to Theodore and Margaret Wilmot.
1874 Aug 30 Herbert to Joseph and Marianne Wilmott.
1876 Mar 26 Joseph James to Theodore and Margaret Wilmot.
1877 Aug 19 Alice Mary to Joseph and Marianne Wilmott.
1622 Nov Joan Willmot of John Willmott bapt.
1701 May 22nd William to William and Jane
1706 Aug 26th Frances to William and Anne
1709 Oct 4th William to William and Anne
1712 Aug Anne to William and Anne
1714 Feb 15th John to William and Anne
1738 Feb 27th William to John and Mary
1740 Jun 27th John to John and Mary
1746 Feb 16th Ann to John and Mary
1748 Oct 22nd Richard to John and Mary
1809 Mary Ann to Augustus and Mary
1811 Jan 30th William to Augustus and Mary
1811 Jan 30th William to Augustus and Mary (born 1810 Dec 31st)
1813 Mar 21st Eliza to Augustus and Mary (Yeoman)
1813 Mar 28th James son of William and Elizabeth Yeoman
1817 Aug 10th Mary to John and Elizabeth (Farmer)
1817 Aug 31st Augustus to Thomas and Phebe (Lab)
1819 Jan 2nd Ann to John and Elizabeth (Farmer)
1819 May 31st Martha Pritchard to Augustus and Mary (Farmer)
1820 Mar 5th Hannah toThomas and Phebe (Lab)
1822 Jan 6th Charles to Augustus and Mary (Farmer)
1822 Jul 7th Sarah to John and Elizabeth (Farmer)
1822 Aug 25th Ann to Thomas and Phebe (Lab)
1822 Dec 1st Elizabeth to Augustus and Mary (Farmer)
1824 Apr 25th Charles to Thomas and Phebe
1825 Jan 9th Louisa to Augustus and Mary
1825 Oct 1st Joseph to Augustus and Mary
1826 Jul 2nd Thomas to Thomas and Phebe
1827 Jan 2nd Anne to William and Elizabeth (North Weston )
1828 Jan 9th Emily Francis to Augustus and Mary
1828 Jan 27th Fanny to Thomas and Phebe (Farmer)
1829 May 25th Eliza to William and Elizabeth (Farmer)
1831 Jan 9th Sarah Jane to Augustus and Mary
1832 Jan 8th Thomas to Thomas and Phebe (Farmer)
1834 Jan 22nd Eliza to Richard and Harriet (born 1832 May 14th )
1834 Jan 22nd Henry to Richard and Harriet
1837 Jul 16th Elizabeth to Augustus and Mary (born 1835 Jul 2nd )
1837 Jul 16th Caroline to Augustus and Mary
1838 Apr 17th Edwin to William and Elizabeth (Farmer)
1841 May 7th Frederic Charles to William and Elizabeth, labourer)(born 10th Mar 1841)
1841 Jun 20th Mary Anne to William and Elizabeth, labourer (born 4 Apr 1838)
1843 Jul 30th Eliza Louisa to William and Elizabeth (born 10 May 1843)
1847 Oct 3rd Martin Charles to William and Elizabeth, lab, (born 6th Jun 1845)
1847 Oct 3rd Frances Elizabeth to William and Elizabeth, lab, (born 17 Apr 1847)
1851 Apr 27th Adelaide Emily to William and Elizabeth, lab, (born 6 Apr 1851)
1852 Apr 4th Charles to Charles and MaryAnn, small farmer, (born 20 Mar 1852)
1854 Jul 20th Emma to Charles and MaryAnn, lab, (born 4th Jul 1854)
1856 Mar 4th Alfred George to Thomas and Louisa Lilly, agricultural lab.
1856 Mar 30th Sarah Sophia to William and Elizabeth.
1594 Jun John Wilmote to Edmund Wilmote
1603 Thomas to John Wilmote
1608 Mary to Edmund Wilmote
1606 Apr Mary to Edmund Wilmote
1619 Elizabeth to John Wilmot bapt
1621 Joan to John Wilmot bapt.
1622 Edward Wilmote bapt.
1625 James son of Edward Wilmot bapt Jan 21st.
1626 Esther of John Wilmot bapt Mar 26th.
1694 John to John Wilmote
Walton in Gordano
1701 Feb 6th John to John and Elizabeth
1709 Apr 11th Charles to John
1711 May Joseph to John
1738 Apr 16th John to Joseph
1739 Dec 11th Mary to Joseph
1741 May 3rd Mary to Joseph
1743 Aug 28th Charles to Joseph
1751 May 26th James to Francis (illegitimate)
1761 Jul 26th Joseph to Francis (illegitimate) age 5yrs 6mths
Weston in Gordano
1639 Oct 28th Edith to John and Edith
1684 Jan 13th Joseph to John jun and Mary
1712 Aug 31st Ann to William and Anne of Portishead
1749 Feb 3rd Richard to William and Mary of Portishead
1765 Dec 31st Sarah
1780 Dec Augustus to Thomas and Betty (born 1778 Dec 31st
1781 Jun 28th Elizabeth to Charles and Mary
1783 Jan 20th John to Charles and Marya (Maria)
1785 Mar 14th Jane Wilmott was born
1787 Aug 15th Mary Wilmott was born
1788 Aug 5th Thomas Wilmott was born
1778 Dec 31st Sarah Wilmott was born
1780 Dec 22nd Augustus Wilmott was born
1785 Feb 12th Augustus to Charles and Maria
1787 Apr 1st Sarah to Charles and Maria
1805 Jul 14th Mary Ann to John and Elizabeth
1810 Apr 8th Joseph to John and Elizabeth (born 1806 Nov 8th )
1634 Aug 11th Elizabeth Willmut and Edward Sperren
Bourton ( Flax Bourton)
1709 Jun 30 Robert Willmott and Ann Vale.
1716 Feb 14 Frances Willmott and William Hillman.
1637 Nov 2nd Edmund Willmott and Joan Stephens
1781 Mar 4th Charles Wilmott and Maria Hancock Bedminster St. John
1784 Jan 18th James Willmot and Dinah Hancock (both marked the register) St. Nicholas Bristol
1808 Apr 6th Augustus Willmot and Mary Pritchard St. James Chapel
1812 Apr 13th William Willmot of Weston and Elizabeth Withey of the parish (license) Bristol
1836 May 16th Augustus Willmot and Elizabeth Sly St. James Chapel
1571 Joan Wilmot to ……..Morris
1597 John Wilmot to Johanna Russell?
1613 Feb Margareta Wilmott to Thomas Brocke?
1703 Feb 10th William Wilmot of Portishead to Ann Jennings by license.
1591 Robert Wilmot and Mary Biggs? (Bisse)
1624 John Wilmot and Julian Rod?
1709 Jun 30 Robert Willmott and Ann Vale
1716 Feb 14 William Hillman and Frances Wilmott
1592 Feb Thomas Huke? and Elizabeth Willmot
1614 Oct John Willmot and Agnis Hiscox
1626 Feb 10th Robert Watts and Maria Willmot
1631 Jun 30th John Willmot and Edith Wallis
1758 May 22nd John Wilmott and Elizabeth Vawer botp (both signed their names)
1768 John Wilmott and Sarah Emery botp (both signed their names)
1651 Feb Frances Willmot of Portbury to Elizabeth Evans
Weston in Gordano
1700 Apr 15th John Wilmott and Elizabeth Campling
1698 Sep 29th Robert Wilmot and Elizabeth Young
1611 Agnus Willmott of Backwell, virgin to Joseph Kinge. Bondsman Roger Willmott
1663 Feb 19th William Willmott of Weston in Gordano aged 26, husbandman and Rose Phillips of Tickenham aged 19. His parent’s consent and her mother.
1664 Jan 11th John Willmott of Weston in Gordano aged 32, husbandman and Mary Phillips of Portishead aged 21. His parent’s consent and her mother.
1700 May 7th William Willmot of Portishead yeoman to Frances Everett of Long Ashton spinster age 24yrs
1704 Feb William Willmot of Portishead, yeoman to Ann Jennings of Portbury, spinster age 24yrs.
1672 Aug 28th William Willmot of Nailsea to Mary Vawer, wid of Wraxall
1607 Dec Joan Wilmot filia Thomas
1613 Sep Thomas Wilmot
1616 Maria Willmot
1640 May 23rd Joan daughter of Richard and Maria
1641 Aug 13th Anne daughter of Richard and Marie
1662 Nov 20th Widow Willmott
1781 Nov 22nd Augustus son of Thomas and Elizabeth
1603 Oct Thomas son of John Willmot
1604 John Willmot of Ham Green
1607 Apr Joan Willmott uxor John Willmott
1613 Aug Joan Willmot of Edward buried
1626 Oct 1st Maria Willmot of Edward
1631 Feb 10th Agnis Willmot buried
1637 Feb 8th Edward Wilmot
1625 Jan 22nd James son of Edward born Jan 21st 1625
1626 Mar 26th Esther daughter of John
1729 Jun 11th Thomas
1626 Oct 1st Maria of Edward buried
1631 Feb 10th James Wilmot buried
1637 Feb 8th Edward buried
Weston in Gordano
1693 Mar 28th Frances wife of Richard
1693 Oct 3rd John snr
1696 Jul 10th William
1696 Oct 10th Richard
1701 Feb 21st John son of John and Elizabeth of Walton
1702 May 28th Frances wife of William of Portishead
1702 Oct 10th Rose widow of Portishead
1703 Jan 3rd John of Portishead
1704 Jan 13th William son of William and late Francis
1706 Jan 16th Mary wife of John
1714 Aug 9th John of Walton
1716 Apr 3rd William of Portishead
1721 Jun 19th John
1722 Aug 9th Charles
1728 Jan 12th Joseph
1729 May Ann widow of Portishead
1730 Jan 30th Francis of Portishead
1733 Aug 5th William of Portishead
1735 Nov 14th Charles
1740 Mar 17th Mary of Walton
1747 Sep 8th Ann daughter of William and Mary of Portishead
1748 Apr 20th John of Portishead
1751 Sep 25th John
1757 Jul 13th Richard son of John and Mary
1787 Jul 23rd Frances
1788 Mar 8th Mary
1790 Jul William
1799 Jun 13th Sarah
1800 Aug 5th Joseph son of Charles and Marya (Maria)
1807 Sep 9th Charles
1813 Apr 3rd John of Portishead age 75
1814 Mar 9th Joseph age 7
1826 Jan 7th Dinah age 70
1827 Jun 27th Thomas infant of Portishead
1828 Feb 20th Maria of North Weston age 68
1830 Nov 19th Charles of North Weston age 71
1840 May 12th Joseph Pritchard (Willmott) of Portishead age 24
1841 Sep 21st James aged 80
1846 Mar 3rd Augustus of Portishead aged 62
1855 Mar 9th Martha Pritchard (Willmott) of Long Ashton workhouse age 39
1861 Jan 11th Patience age 87
1865 Jun 22nd William of Bristol age 76
1868 Apr 24th Mary of Bristol
1874 Jan 4th George Withy (Willmot) age 17
1883 Sep 22nd James age 70
1701 Feb 2nd Elizabeth wife of John
1701 Feb 21st John son of John and Elizabeth
1641 Feb 27th Richard Wilmott signed the Church Records
Portbury No Wilmotts on the Subsidy Rolls.
Portishead and Weston John Wilmot
Naylsey (Nailsea) John Willmot, Edmund Willmot
No other Willmots in the hundred on the Subsidy Rolls.
Containing the names of all persons paying taxes.
Bourton tithing (Flax Bourton) Robert Wilmott, overseer
Weston and Portishead John Wilmott
1673 24th Mar
Naylsie (Nailsea) William Wilmott
Somerset Heath Tax
1670 Bourton tithing
Robert Wilmott overseer
Weston and Portishead
William Wilmott church warden
Church Wardens Accounts
Weston in Gordano
1782 Proprietor of House Cullimore occupier John Willmot 5-6d
A rate Granted the 7 day of Feb by the inhabitants of Weston in Gordano for the repairs and Expences of the Parish Church at 6d in the pound.
Court Farm James Willmott £3-3-4d
James Willmott 6-2d
1825 Apr 9th Rate 4½, Signed by George Battman, Joseph Player, William Willmot.
1832 A 6d rate, Signed Samuel Oldfield, Charles Hack, James Wilmot, Church Warden.
1834 Richard Wilmott paid 2-4d
1840 James Wilmott Church Warden
Many names of the Wilmott family appear in the records as they usually held the principal offices in the Portbury hundred.
The Hundred Court Records.
1657 Complaint by one Richard Lott of Portbury, to the Quarter Session that “while he and others were drinking at Portbury Inn, it being Lawday Court for the hundred of Portbury, William Wilmott one of the high constables being overtaken with drink did abuse and beat him, while the other constable, Spoore, did not attempt to keep the peace.”
The Court Books that survive are held in the Bristol Record Office.
The Willmott name appears in the Tithe awards for the area, either owning the land or renting the land. As there are many gaps in the Church records it is difficult to know exactly which areas of land belongs to the different families. One must therefore follow the tradition of land being handed down to the first born son, if living, when the head of the family died.
At North Weston in 1760 it is recorded that John and Mary Willmot owned lands and later, William Willmott born around 1789 at North Weston owned the majority of the Willmott lands. It would therefore appear that William is the son of John and Mary Willmott.
When William occupied the lands his mother? Mary still owned the lands. William b. in 1738 fits the bill.
At Portishead the land occupied by John Willmot (probably the same John noted above) was later occupied by Augustus, John and Charles Wilmott.
These names are from the Walton in Gordano families. The John Willmot at Walton in Gordano b. 1632 is the eldest son of John and Mary Willmott who lived at North Weston in Gordano. John jun and Mary Phillips were married by marriage license a sign of coming from a wealthy family. John probably inherited the lands on the death of his father in 1693. When John died the lands should have passed to his son, John or Joseph. As John appears to have been married twice it is difficult to be sure of this. However it does appear that Josephs’ children, John, Charles and Augustus eventually inherited or benefited by the North Weston Willmott lands.
Fighting on the side of the Duke of Monmouth.
Executed at Weymouth and Melcomb Regis,George Wilmot.
Received and sentenced but was respited, Edward & Hugh Willmot.
Mary Hipsley of Yatton who married Joseph Willmott in about 1820, reported on oath that:
*‘After we had been married about five or six years the said Joseph Willmott was convicted of felony and sentenced to transportation for the term of his life. The said Joseph Willmott was transported accordingly to New South Wales and I heard from him shortly after his arrival there. It was within two years after his conviction that I so heard from him. On the sixth day of February in the year 1830 and not having heard of the said Joseph Willmott for more than seven years I married Charles Moore of Yatton aforesaid by whom I have since has two children namely Mary aged two years and Martha aged about six months both of whom are now living with me. Since I so married the said Charles Moore I have heard of my said husband Joseph Willmott and that he was alive so late as the 31st day of December 1830…..after he was transportd and whilst I was living in the said parish of Yatton I received relief for several years from the Overseers of the poor.’
*Australia Bound 1688-1888 by Martyn Brown.
Yatton church records:
1822 Dec 26 Joseph Wilmot married Mary Hypisly.