WILLMOTT’s of the Portbury Hundred

Collated by Mary Mason.

Baptism

 

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.

 

 

Portbury

 

1622 Nov Joan Willmot of John Willmott bapt.

 

Portishead

 

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.

 

 

Tickenham

 

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 )

 

Marriages

 

Backwell

 

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.

 

 

Berrow Gurney

 

1637 Nov 2nd Edmund Willmott and Joan Stephens

 

Bristol

 

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

 

Clapton in Gordano

 

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.

 

 

Easton in Gordano

 

1591    Robert Wilmot and Mary Biggs? (Bisse)

1624    John Wilmot and Julian Rod?

 

Flax Bourton

 

1709 Jun 30     Robert Willmott and Ann Vale

1716    Feb 14 William Hillman and Frances Wilmott

 

Portbury

 

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

 

Portishead

 

1758 May 22nd John Wilmott and Elizabeth Vawer botp (both signed their names)

1768    John Wilmott and Sarah Emery botp (both signed their names)

 

Tickenham

 

1651 Feb   Frances Willmot of Portbury to Elizabeth Evans

 

Weston in Gordano

 

1700 Apr 15th John Wilmott and Elizabeth Campling

 

Wraxall

 

1649    Apr 2nd Robert Wilmot and Frances Wheeler

1698 Sep 29th Robert Wilmot and Elizabeth Young

 

Marriage Licenses.

 

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

 

Burials

 

Clapton

 

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

 

 

Portbury

 

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

 

Tickenham

 

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

 

Walton in Gordano

 

1701 Feb 2nd Elizabeth wife of John

1701 Feb 21st John son of John and Elizabeth

 

Records of the Portbury Hundred

 

Clapton in Gordano

 

1641 Feb 27th Richard Wilmott signed the Church Records

 

Somerset Subsidy Rolls 1641

Portbury Hundred

 

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.

 

Directory of Somerset

Containing the names of all persons paying taxes.

 

1670 Oct

Bourton tithing (Flax Bourton) Robert Wilmott, overseer

Weston and Portishead     John Wilmott

 

1673 24th Mar

Naylsie (Nailsea)  William Wilmott

 

Somerset Heath Tax

Portbury Hundred

 

1670 Bourton tithing

Robert Wilmott overseer

Weston and Portishead

John Wilmott

1674 Naylsie

William Wilmott church warden

 

 

Church Wardens Accounts

Weston in Gordano

 

1782

Rates

 

1782 Proprietor of House Cullimore occupier John Willmot      5-6d

 

1819

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

 

Hundred Court Records

           

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 Lands

 

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.

 

1685

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.

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Transportation.

 

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.

 

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