Frome KINGMANs, SMITHs and their relatives

 

Submitted by David Smart

 

Listed by surname then forename. Text in square brackets refers to sources.

 

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Ann ALLEN, ->1762

Ann PARADICE, 1742-

Richard SMITH, <1685-

Hester ALLEN, ->1762

James PARADICE, 1797->1881

Robert SMITH, <1749-1769

Joan ALLEN, <1750->1762

James PARADICE, <1727-

Robert SMITH, ~1648->1708

John ALLEN, ~1705-

Samuel PARADICE, 1742-<1806

Robert SMITH, ->1718

William ALLEN, <1750-

George PARADISE

Robert SMITH, 1699-<1756

Unknown BAILY, <1698-

Harriet PARADISE, 1809->1881

Robert SMITH, 1670-1705

Ann BENNETT, ~1687-1724

Sophie PARSONS, <1732-

Robert SMITH, <1689-1719

Elizabeth BENNETT, <1683-

Edward PATIENT, -<1708

Robert SMITH, ~1655-1714

James BENNETT

Margaret PATIENT, ~1641->1708

Samuel SMITH, 1676->1696

Mary BENNETT, <1711-<1756

Mary PATIENT, <1639-1698

Sarah SMITH, 1676-

Mary BENNETT, <1683-

William POBJOY, <1634->1685

Susannah SMITH, <1662-

Thomas BENNETT, <1662-<1756

Richard ROGERS, <1705-

Thomas SMITH, <1665-<1680

Joan BRISTON, <1682-

George SAUNDERS, ->1708

Thomas SMITH, 1660->1685

Unknown BUTTON, <1717-

Ann SEDGEFIELD, ->1762

Thomas SMITH, 1651->1684

Dorothy CHAMPNEYS, ~1652-1721

Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, ->1762

Thomas SMITH, 1656-

John CHAMPNEYS, <1637-

John SEDGEFIELD

Thomas SMITH, <1632-<1681

Margaret DEBNAM, <1659-1721

John SEDGEFIELD, ->1762

William SMITH, ->1718

Solomon DEBNAM, <1652-1694

Sarah SEDGEFIELD, ->1762

William SMITH

Unknown DORE, <1670-

William SEDGEFIELD, ->1762

Sarah TURNER, 1655->1708

Unknown ELLOT, <1718-

Unknown SELFE, <1670-

Thomas TURNER, <1668-<1708

Ann FRENCH, ->1680

Anne SHEPPARD, 1705-

Alice UNKNOWN, ->1683

Jane HAYES, >1660-

Betty SHEPPARD, 1705-

Anne UNKNOWN, <1656-1685

John HAYES, <1670-

Hester SHEPPARD, 1715-

Betty UNKNOWN

Ann HAYWARD

John SHEPPARD, ~1680-1720

Dorothy UNKNOWN, <1632-1681

Elizabeth HAYWARD

John SHEPPARD, ~1748-1791

Eleanor UNKNOWN, <1722-

Richard HAYWARD, <1664-

John SHEPPARD, ~1710-1795

Elizabeth UNKNOWN, -1736

Sarah HUMFRY, <1695-

Joseph SHEPPARD, ~1753-1826

Elizabeth UNKNOWN, <1718-

Philippa HUMPHREY, -1750

Sarah SHEPPARD, -1781

Jane UNKNOWN, <1646-<1683

Unknown HUSTON, <1747-

Sarah SHEPPARD, 1710-1786

Joane UNKNOWN

Hephzibah HUTCHINS ?, -1734

Sophie SHEPPARD, ~1746-1801

Joyce UNKNOWN, ->1676

Robert KERSEY, ->1761

William SHEPPARD, 1709-1759

Margaret UNKNOWN, <1652->1693

Ann KINGMAN, 1710-

Abigail SMITH, <1670-

Mary UNKNOWN, <1716-?1733

Debnam KINGMAN, 1710-1721

Ann SMITH, ~1729-1751

Mary UNKNOWN, <1669-<1733

Edward KINGMAN, ~1655->1708

Ann SMITH, <1705-

Susanna UNKNOWN, <1718-

Hannah KINGMAN, <1651-1718

Ann SMITH, 1660-

Daniel WAYLAND, <1766-

Henry KINGMAN, <1636-~1661

Anne SMITH, ->1676

Daniel Sheppard WAYLAND, >1780->1834

Henry KINGMAN, <1682-1762

Christopher SMITH, <1650-

Thomas WEST, <1705-

Henry KINGMAN, ~1684-

Christopher SMITH

Robert WHERRET, -<1708

James KINGMAN, <1735-~1761

Dorothy SMITH, <1670-

Alice WHITCHURCH, 1676->1690

James Briston KINGMAN, 1708-

Dorothy SMITH, ->1676

Ann WHITCHURCH, 1671->1690

John KINGMAN, -1740

Elizabeth SMITH

Edward WHITCHURCH, ->1712

John KINGMAN, <1720-<1735

Henry SMITH, <1650-1676

Edward WHITCHURCH, <1640->1683

John KINGMAN, 1712-

Henry SMITH, 1656-

Edward WHITCHURCH, <1713-~1739

Margaret KINGMAN, 1710-

James SMITH, 1683->1696

Edward WHITCHURCH, <1739-

Margaret KINGMAN, <1684-1755

James SMITH, ~1649-1696

Eleanor WHITCHURCH, <1739-

Martha KINGMAN, 1716-

Jane SMITH, 1663-

Elizabeth WHITCHURCH, 1670->1690

Mary KINGMAN, <1661-

Jane SMITH, <1665->1685

Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

Mary KINGMAN, <1735->1761

John SMITH, 1726-1756

Frances WHITCHURCH, 1675->1690

Samuel KINGMAN, <1695->1693

John SMITH, ~1681-1748

George WHITCHURCH, <1680->1721

Samuel KINGMAN, 1714->1763

John SMITH, ->1718

Hannah WHITCHURCH, 1663-

Samuel KINGMAN, -1806

John SMITH, 1699->1762

James WHITCHURCH, <1697-<1713

Solomon KINGMAN, 1674-~1719

John SMITH, >1741->1776

James WHITCHURCH, <1663->1683

Solomon KINGMAN, 1710->1737

John SMITH, <1684-

Joan WHITCHURCH, <1698-

William KINGMAN, <1636-1669

John SMITH, 1683-

Jonathan WHITCHURCH, <1663->1733

William KINGMAN, 1710-1767

John SMITH, <1646-1684

Joseph WHITCHURCH, <1680->1713

Ann LEVERSEDGE, ->1691

John SMITH, <1661-~1744

Leonard WHITCHURCH, <1659->1683

Edmund LEVERSEDGE, -<1690

Joyce SMITH, ->1676

Leonard WHITCHURCH, <1739->1743

Roger LEVERSEDGE, ->1690

Mary SMITH, <1705-

Margaret WHITCHURCH, 1673->1690

Rachael LEWIS, <1760-

Mary SMITH

Mary WHITCHURCH, 1672->1690

Joanna MASKELL, <1717-

Mary SMITH, <1684-

Phillip WHITCHURCH, -<1690

John MASKELL, <1716->1736

Mary SMITH, ->1676

Samuel WHITCHURCH, <1640-~1684

Peter MASKELL, -1732

Mary SMITH, <1665->1685

Samuel WHITCHURCH, -1712

Francis MERCER, <1670-

Michael SMITH, ~1646-1744

Sarah WHITCHURCH, 1663-

John NAPPER

Michael SMITH, -1741

Sarah WHITCHURCH, 1674->1690

Elizabeth NICHOLAS, <1665-1680

Michael SMITH, 1683-

Susanna WHITCHURCH, 1677-

Griffin NICHOLAS, ->1680

Michael SMITH, 1656-

William WHITCHURCH, -1690

John NICHOLAS, ->1680

Norfolk SMITH, ~1664->1684

John WOODING, -<1734

Aaron PARADICE, 1742->1806

 

 

 

Spouse:                 Ann ALLEN

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John ALLEN (~1705-)

Mother:                   Anne SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Hester ALLEN

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John ALLEN (~1705-)

Mother:                   Anne SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for Hester ALLEN

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [2, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Joan ALLEN [1]

 

Birth:                      bef 1750

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [2]

Father:                    John ALLEN (~1705-)

Mother:                   Anne SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for Joan ALLEN

1750 Grandmother Philippa SHEPPARD's plate 'purchased of John ALLEN's assignees' left to her and her two sisters and share in malting implements. [1, p3]

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [3, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

2. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

3. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John ALLEN [1]

 

Birth:                      abt 1705

Occupation:             Maltster? [1, p3]

Spouse:                 Anne SHEPPARD [1]

 

Birth:                      1705-15

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1680-1720)

Mother:                   Philippa HUMPHREY (-1750)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        William ALLEN [1, p3]

Birth:                      bef 1750

 

2 F:                        Ann ALLEN

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [2]

 

3 F:                        Hester ALLEN

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [2]

 

4 F:                        Joan ALLEN [1]

Birth:                      bef 1750

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [2]

 

 

Notes for John ALLEN

House on Catherine Hill  [1, p3]

 

 

Notes for Anne SHEPPARD

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [3, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

2. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

3. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William ALLEN [1, p3]

 

Birth:                      bef 1750

Father:                    John ALLEN (~1705-)

Mother:                   Anne SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for William ALLEN

1750 Left silver tankard and share in malting implements by grandmother Philippa SHEPPARD  [1, p3]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2000

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    BAILY [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]

 

Birth:                      bef 1698

Marriage:                 bef 1713 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]

 

Spouse:                 Joan WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1698

Father:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH (<1659->1683)

 

Notes for Joan WHITCHURCH

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan... to my sister Joan BAILY £100... to my cousin Jane BAILY... 20s apiece to buy mourning rings... [1, /533 q.118]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Elizabeth BENNETT

 

Birth:                      bef Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]          Legacy in grandfather's will

Father:                    James BENNETT

Mother:                   Unknown WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth BENNETT

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to to my two grandchildren Elizabeth and Mary BENNETT, d/o James BENNETT, £50 in equal shares when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James BENNETT [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

 

Spouse:                 Unknown WHITCHURCH

 

Father:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH (<1640-~1684)

Mother:                   Alice UNKNOWN (->1683)

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Elizabeth BENNETT

Birth:                      bef Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]          Legacy in grandfather's will

 

2 F:                        Mary BENNETT

Birth:                      bef Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]          Legacy in grandfather's will

 

 

Notes for Unknown WHITCHURCH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my son-in-law James BENNETT and his wife my daughter 10s apiece to buy rings... to to my two grandchildren Elizabeth and Mary BENNETT, d/o James BENNETT, £50 in equal shares when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Mary BENNETT

 

Birth:                      bef Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]          Legacy in grandfather's will

Father:                    James BENNETT

Mother:                   Unknown WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Mary BENNETT

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to to my two grandchildren Elizabeth and Mary BENNETT, d/o James BENNETT, £50 in equal shares when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas BENNETT

 

Birth:                      bef 1662

Death:                     bef 1756 [1]

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Mary BENNETT

Birth:                      bef 1711

Death:                     bef 1756 [1]             Mary  [w/o Robert Smith, m/o John Smith] also deceased

Burial:                     15 Mar 1739            Foxcote St James          Mdam SMITH of Littleton

Spouse:                  Robert SMITH

Marriage:                 1714-27

 

2 F:                        Ann BENNETT

Birth:                      abt 1687                  Steeple Ashton, Wilts?   Aged 37 at death

Death:                     24 Jan 1724/5          Stony Littleton? [2]         Ann w/o John SMITH of Stoney Littleton,  died 24 Jan 1724 in the 38th year of her Age

Burial:                     28 Jan 1724/5          Foxcote St James          Ann w/o John SMITH of Littleton

Spouse:                  John SMITH

 

 

Notes for Thomas BENNETT

1756 late of Steple Ashton, Wilts, Esq. deceased [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Deed to effect a recover, 17 Jan 1756, John SMITH of Combhay, Thomas NAISH of Bath & Thomas BOLD, Ashton Court papers, Bristol RO

 

2. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    BUTTON [1, Peter MASKELL, 1733]

 

Birth:                      bef 1717

Marriage:                 bef Feb 1732 [1, Peter MASKELL, 1733]

 

Spouse:                 Joanna MASKELL

 

Birth:                      bef 1717

Father:                    Peter MASKELL (-1732)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

Notes for Joanna MASKELL

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb... 2s 6d to my son John MASKELL to give to my daughter Joanna BUTTEN... [1, /658 q.124]

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X).

Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21... [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John CHAMPNEYS

 

Birth:                      bef 1637

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Dorothy CHAMPNEYS

Birth:                      abt 1652                  Aged 70 at death

Death:                     15 Dec 1721            Foxcote? [1]                  Dorothy  [w/o Robert SMITH otp] d/o John CHAMPNEYS Esq. of Orchardly who died 15 Dec 1721 in the 70th year of her Age

Burial:                     19 Dec 1721            Foxcote St James [2]     Dorothy SMITH widow

Spouse:                  Robert SMITH

Marriage:                 bef 1682

 

 

Notes for John CHAMPNEYS

1721 Dorothy  [w/o Robert SMITH otp] d/o John CHAMPNEYS Esq. of Orchardly who died 15 Dec in the 70th year of her Age

 

 

Sources

1. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

2. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          4 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Solomon DEBNAM [1]

 

Birth:                      bef 1652

Death:                     1694-97 [1]              Signed will 14 Feb 1694; proved 16 Apr 1697

Burial:                                                   Frome, St John [1]

Marriage:                 bef 1667

 

Spouse:                 Margaret UNKNOWN [1]

 

Birth:                      bef 1652

Death:                     aft 1693

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Margaret DEBNAM [1]

Birth:                      bef 1659

Death:                     Nov 1721-Apr 1722 [2, /584, image ref.279]    Signed/proved

Spouse:                  KINGMAN

Marriage:                 bef 1683

 

 

Notes for Solomon DEBNAM

1693 Solomon DEBNAM rated 5d for new house [3, SRO]

1694 Solomon DEBNAM, Clothier of Frome, signed will 14 Feb. Testor to be buried in the psh church of Frome. Legacies:

• The dwelling house I now live in with all lands etc belonging to it, which I purchased for Mr ROYNON, to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN  for life; and after her death, to Samuel KINGMAN, my grandson, his heirs etc. for ever

• The little new erected house, now in the possession of John DEBNAM, with the garden adjoining to my granddaughter Margarett KINGMAN, her heirs etc. for ever

• The other new erected dwelling house, now in the possession of William GURGFIELD, and all the lands etc. belonging to it which I purchased of Mr MOXON, except what is given to my granddaughter to my grandson Solomon KINGMAN, his heirs etc. for ever, but my daughter Margarett KINGMAN shall have the profits until Solomon comes of age

• The 2-acre close of pasture which I purchased of Mr Robert SMITH to my grandson Samuel KINGMAN for all my term in it

• The acre of ground which I purchased of Mr SELLWOOD to my grandson Solomon KINGMAN for all my term in it

• The acre of ground which I purchased of Mr AVERY to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN for the term I have in it

• £ £100 to my loving wife Margarett...

• Residue to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN and my grandchildren Samuel, Solomon and Margaret KINGMAN to be divided equally between them, the share of any dying before they are 21 or marry going to the survivors

Exors: Mr Jonathan WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome, Mr Edward WHITCHURCH, Clothier of Frome, Mr Joseph JESSER, Clothier of Frome, John DAVIS, Taylor of Frome, and John COLLINS, Clothier of Frome. Witnesses: Tobias DYMOCK, Samuel FISHER, John DEBNAM

1697 Will proved 14 Apr at PCC London [1, PROB11/437 q.72]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Will of Solomon DEBNAM, pr. 14 Apr 1697

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

3. Frome, St John rates

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    DORE

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Marriage:                 bef 1685 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

Spouse:                 Susannah SMITH [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1662 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                     Two younger sisters b. bef. 1665

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

 

Notes for Susannah SMITH

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to  [my Trustees] my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters, their heirs etc for ever, they paying to Susanna DORE my eldest daughter £4 p.a. for life, provided that if my daughter Susanna DORE surrenders her present estate which she has in a copyhold messuage in Vicarage Street in the psh of Frome except to renew it for her children, the sd £5 shall no longer be paid... to my daughter Susanna DORE £5... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    ELLOT [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

 

Birth:                      bef 1718

Marriage:                 bef 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

 

Spouse:                 Susanna UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1718

Father:                    Peter MASKELL (-1732)

Mother:                   Elizabeth UNKNOWN (-1736)

 

Notes for Susanna UNKNOWN

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb... 2s 6d to my daughter Susanna ELLOT... [1, /658 q.124]

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X). Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21... [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Jane HAYES

 

Birth:                      166-84 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                       Minor (13?) in Feb 1684

Father:                    John HAYES (<1670-)

Mother:                   Dorothy SMITH (<1670-)

 

 

Notes for Jane HAYES

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my niece Jane, daughter of Dorothy HAYES, £50 to be paid to her father for her use within eight years after my decease, he giving my Exices security that she shall receive it when she marries or is 21; and if she dies before then to the children of my sd daughter Dorothy has at that time... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John HAYES

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Marriage:                 bef 1685

 

Spouse:                 Dorothy SMITH [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Jane HAYES

Birth:                      166-84 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                       Minor (13?) in Feb 1684

 

 

Notes for Dorothy SMITH

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my niece Jane, daughter of Dorothy HAYES, £50 to be paid to her father for her use within eight years after my decease, he giving my Exices security that she shall receive it when she marries or is 21; and if she dies before then to the children of my sd daughter Dorothy has at that time... to my son in law John HAYES and Dorothy his wife £5 apiece to buy clothes... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Ann HAYWARD [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

Father:                    Richard HAYWARD (<1664-)

Mother:                   Unknown NICHOLAS (<1664-)

 

 

Notes for Ann HAYWARD

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... to Anne HAYWARD and Elizabeth HAYWARD, my kinswomen, the two daughters of my brother Richard HAYWARD, £100 equally to be divided between them to be paid at their marriage... [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Elizabeth HAYWARD [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

Father:                    Richard HAYWARD (<1664-)

Mother:                   Unknown NICHOLAS (<1664-)

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth HAYWARD

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... to Anne HAYWARD and Elizabeth HAYWARD, my kinswomen, the two daughters of my brother Richard HAYWARD, £100 equally to be divided between them to be paid at their marriage... [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Richard HAYWARD

 

Birth:                      bef 1664

Marriage:                 bef 1679 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

Spouse:                 Unknown NICHOLAS

 

Birth:                      bef 1664

Father:                    NICHOLAS

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Ann HAYWARD [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

2 F:                        Elizabeth HAYWARD [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

 

Notes for Richard HAYWARD

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' ...to my brother in law Mr Richard HAYWARD, to my dear sister, his wife... to Anne HAYWARD and Elizabeth HAYWARD, my kinswomen, the two daughters of my brother Richard HAYWARD, £100 equally to be divided between them to be paid at their marriage... [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    HUSTON

 

Birth:                      bef 1747

Marriage:                 bef May 1762 [1, Henry KINGMAN]

 

Spouse:                 Ann KINGMAN

 

Baptism:                 21 Feb 1710            Frome [2]                      Ann d/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Birth:                      1710

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1682-1762)

Mother:                   Joan BRISTON (<1682-)

 

Notes for Ann KINGMAN

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May... My household goods to my granddaughter Ann PARADICE. Residue to be shared equally between my daughters Ann HUSTON and Martha PARADICE... Proved 20 Aug at PCC London by Martha PARADICE [1, /879 q.345]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert KERSEY

 

Occupation:             Labourer [1]

Death:                     aft Jul 1761 [1]

 

Spouse:                 Mary KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1735

Death:                     aft Jul 1761              Granted admon of brother's goods

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Father:                    John KINGMAN (<1720-<1735)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

Notes for Mary KINGMAN

1707 Mary KINGMAN bap 20 Nov Steeple Ashton, Wilts, d/o John & Mary [2]

1761 Admon of the goods of James KINGMAN, Wiredrawer, late of the City of Gloucester, who died intestate, granted 7 Jul to Mary KERSEY, natural sister and next of kin. Mary KERSEY, w/o Robert KERSEY, Labourer of the City of Gloucester, and William COWCHER, Pinmaker of ibid., bound to the Bishop of Gloucester in the sum of £300 to present an inventory of the goods of James KINGMAN, her late brother. Signed: Mary KERSEY (X), Wm COWCHER [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Admon of the goods of James KINGMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1761/151

2. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    KINGMAN

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        William KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1636

Death:                     1669-86 [1, Lessee in 1669], [2]                    Dead above 22 years in 1708

 

2 M:                        Henry KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1636

Death:                     abt 1661 [3, 74 May  [Calendar ref., but not registered]]           Henry KINGMAN died about 42 years since

Spouse:                  Mary PATIENT

Marriage:                 bef 1666

 

 

Sources

1. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

2. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

3. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          9 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    KINGMAN

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Henry KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1682

Death:                     May to Aug 1762     Frome ? [1]                   Will signed May, proved Aug

Spouse:                  Joan BRISTON

Marriage:                 26 Dec 1707            Frome, St John [2]

 

2 M:                        John KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1720

Death:                     bef 1735 [3]             Widow Hephzibah signed will

Spouse:                  Hephzibah HUTCHINS ?

Marriage:                 bef 1734

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1733

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. LDS website, IGI

3. Will of Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of Gloucester, GRO, 1736/226

 

 

Last Modified:          9 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1659

Marriage:                 bef 1683

 

Spouse:                 Margaret DEBNAM [1]

 

Birth:                      bef 1659

Death:                     Nov 1721-Apr 1722 [2, /584, image ref.279]    Signed/proved

Father:                    Solomon DEBNAM (<1652-1694)

Mother:                   Margaret UNKNOWN (<1652->1693)

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Margaret KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1684

Death:                     Mar 1755 [3]            "She held the properties until her death in the month of March last past"

Spouse:                  Robert SMITH

Marriage:                 1699 [4]

 

2 M:                        Solomon KINGMAN [1]

Birth:                      1674-94 [1]              Not of age in 1694

Death:                     abt 1719                  Frome [5], [6]                Will dated 9 Mar 1718/9

Spouse:                  Sarah HUMFRY

Marriage:                 8 May 1710             Berkley [7]

 

3 M:                        Samuel KINGMAN [1]

Birth:                      bef 1695

Death:                     aft 1693

 

 

Notes for Margaret DEBNAM

1694 Solomon DEBNAM, Clothier of Frome, signed will 14 Feb. ''The dwelling house I now live in with all lands etc belonging to it, which I purchased for Mr ROYNON, to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN for life... The acre of ground which I purchased of Mr AVERY to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN for the term I have in it... Residue to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN and my grandchildren Samuel, Solomon and Margaret KINGMAN to be divided equally between them, the share of any dying before they are 21 or marry going to the survivors. Proved 16 Apr 1697. [1, PROB11/437 q.72]

1706 Margaret KINGMAN, Widow of Frome, and Robert & John SMITH, Gents of Littleton, Exors of Robert SMITH, Gent late of Frome Swd deceased, and Trustees in the will of Margaret SMITH, widow of Robert SMITH deceased, jointly granted a lease dated 10 Mar for a ground settled on  [her daughter] Margaret SMITH for life, and after her death to her children begotten by Robert SMITH, her late husband, which children were two sons, Robert SMITH and John SMITH, infants  [to the Trustees of the future Rook Lane Chapel] [4]

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov.

• £500 to my granddaughter Margarett KINGMAN when she is 22; or if she dies first, one half to be divided between the three grandsons and the other half to Exix; or if one of the grandsons dies before 21, Margarett to share the legacy equally with the survivor(s)

• £400 to my grandson Debnam KINGMAN when he is 21

• £400 to my grandson William KINGMAN when he is 21

• £200 to my grandson Solomon KINGMAN when he is 2;1 the four grandchildren to share any loss in London or elsewhere proportionately out of their respective legacies

• the close of pasture called Rack Close or Lilly Batch to my granddaughter Margarett for life; after her decease to my grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN for the remainder of the term

• the income of the plot of land near SMITH's Barn, the house in Frome Field late Mr William GOURGFIELD's Snr and the house near Garston Stile to my two grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN during their minority and then to my granddaughter Margrett KINGMAN

• six silver spoons marked with MK, one pair of silver salts and one silver tumbler, the beds bedstead etc. now in the best chamber with the fire shovel, tongs and hearth, one oaken chest of drawers which was formerly my mother's, one wallnut chest of drawers and walnut looking glass which is now in the parlour, the least table of the three best in the hall, the cloath bed and all its furniture, two bell-metal pots, six pewter dishes, two dozen pewter plates, two spits and the best bed with all its furniture which now stands in the garret over the drawing shop, to my granddaughter Margrett KINGMAN when she is 22

• one oaken chest of drawers to my grandson Debnam KINGMAN

• £5 to my daughter in law Sarah KINGMAN

• the rest of my money, goods and moveables to my daughter Margaret SMITH.

Exix: my daughter Margaret SMITH.

Witnesses: Henry PENNY, James GEORGE, John FISHER [2, /584, image ref.279]

1722 Will proved 18 Apr at PCC London by Margaret SMITH, daughter and exix of the deceased [2, /584, image ref.279]

1737 Margaret SMITH signed 5 Nov release of claim to any loss "sustained out of the personal estate of my deceased Mother Margaret KINGMAN". [6]

1727-28 Mrs Kingman not rated for a house at Garston Stile

1727-30 Mrs Kingman rated 3d for Thomas DEBNAMs, 4d for pt of GURGFIELDs, 2d for pt of WESTs and 5p for CHAMPIONs (all 1733-34 Madam SMITH)

1727-32 Mrs Kingman rated 3d for pt of BARNS's

1727-34 Mrs Kingman rated 1d for pt of SELWOODs (1727-28 4d), 11d for a house & 3 ac. ground and 5p for a house late erected

1733-34 Mrs Kingman not rated for Lt PERRYs Badcox Lane [8, Town Tithing]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Will of Solomon DEBNAM, pr. 14 Apr 1697

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

3. Deed to effect a recover, 17 Jan 1756, John SMITH of Combhay, Thomas NAISH of Bath & Thomas BOLD, Ashton Court papers, Bristol RO

 

4. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

5. SRO online catalogues

6. Release of claim, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

7. Berkley PRs, SRO

8. Frome, St John rates

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Debnam KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      1710-18 [1]              Under 21 in Nov 1721

Death:                     1721-37 [1]              Not mentioned in release of claim

Father:                    Solomon KINGMAN (1674-~1719)

Mother:                   Sarah HUMFRY (<1695-)

 

 

Notes for Debnam KINGMAN

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov... £400 to my grandson Debnam KINGMAN when he is 21... the four grandchildren to share any loss in London or elsewhere proportionately out of their respective legacies; the close of pasture called Rack Close or Lilly Batch to my granddaughter Margarett for life; after her decease to my grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN for the remainder of the term; the income of the plot of land near SMITH's Barn, the house in Frome Field late Mr William GOURGFIELD's Snr and the house near Garston Stile to my two grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN during their minority and then to my granddaughter Margrett KINGMAN... one oaken chest of drawers to my grandson Debnam KINGMAN... Will proved 18 Apr 1722 at PCC London. [2, /584, image ref.279]

1737 Margaret SMITH signed 5 Nov a release of claim: Whereas Solomon KINGMAN of Frome made his will dated 9 Mar 1718 and amongst other things appointed his sister Margaret SMITH and John SHEPPARD and John HARRIS, Clothiers of Frome, as Executors and residuary legatees of his will in trust for his three Sons Debnam KINGMAN, William KINGMAN, and Solomon KINGMAN and is since deceased; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD and Margaret SMITH without the sd John HARRIS hath since proved the sd Will and taken on them the sd trusts; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD is also since deceased; and whereas Margaret KINGMAN, late Widow of Frome, also made her will dated the 4 Nov 1721 and gave her grandson Debnam KINGMAN £400, her grandson William KINGMAN £400 and her grandson Solomon KINGMAN £200 to be paid to them when 21, I, Margaret SMITH, release my kinsman William KINGMAN, Linen Draper of Bristol, and Solomon KINGMAN of Frome from all claim to their being contributary to any loss that sustained out of the personal estate of my deceased Mother Margaret KINGMAN. Witnesses: John SMITH, Alexr HILMAN [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Release of claim, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edward KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      abt 1655 [1, Sarah SAUNDERS]                   Was 21 abt Nov 1676

Death:                     aft Jun 1708             Defendant

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1636-~1661)

Mother:                   Mary PATIENT (<1639-1698)

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Henry KINGMAN

Birth:                      abt 1684 [1]             Gave age as 23 in 1708

 

 

Notes for Edward KINGMAN

1691 Edw. KINGMAN rated 3d for FRYs house [2, Town Tithing, Cheap Street]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

2. Frome, St John rates

 

 

Last Modified:          4 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Henry KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1636

Death:                     abt 1661 [1, 74 May  [Calendar ref., but not registered]]           Henry KINGMAN died about 42 years since

Father:                    KINGMAN

Marriage:                 bef 1666

 

Spouse:                 Mary PATIENT [2, Margaret WHERRET]

 

Birth:                      bef 1639

Death:                     12 Dec 1698 [2, Henry KINGMAN]

Father:                    PATIENT

Other Spouses:       Thomas TURNER

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Edward KINGMAN

Birth:                      abt 1655 [2, Sarah SAUNDERS]                   Was 21 abt Nov 1676

Death:                     aft Jun 1708             Defendant

 

2 F:                        Mary KINGMAN [2, Margaret WHERRET]

Birth:                      bef 1661

Spouse:                  Robert SMITH

 

 

Notes for Henry KINGMAN

1708 Margaret WHERRET testified that Henry KINGMAN died about 42 years since [2]

1708 99 year lease granted 1 Dec by Elizabeth CHAMPNEYS, Widow of Wilmington, to William POPJOY the Jnr, Cardmaker of Frome, s/o William POPJOY, Carpenter of Frome: tenement built by Henry KINGMAN deceased near Bradford Bridge in the psh of Marston Bigot with one acre of meadow or pasture adjoining, formerly William KINGMAN deceased, now William POPJOY Snr in the right of Hannah his wife. Lives: William POPJOY Jnr and Mary POPJOY his daughter. Rent: 5s [3, O.11/7]

 

 

 

Notes for Mary PATIENT

1708 Robert CARVER testified that he was the brother of Mary w/o Henry KINGMAN and Thomas TURNER

Had three children by Henry KINGMAN. Paid £80 as marriage portion for their daughter Mary to marry Robert SMITH [2, Margaret WHERRET]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

3. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Henry KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1682

Occupation:             Scribler

Death:                     May to Aug 1762     Frome ? [1]                   Will signed May, proved Aug

Father:                    KINGMAN

Marriage:                 26 Dec 1707            Frome, St John [2]

 

Spouse:                 Joan BRISTON

 

Birth:                      bef 1682

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        James Briston KINGMAN

Birth:                      1708

Baptism:                 29 Oct 1708            Frome [2]                      James Briston s/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

 

2 F:                        Ann KINGMAN

Birth:                      1710

Baptism:                 21 Feb 1710            Frome [2]                      Ann d/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Spouse:                  HUSTON

Marriage:                 bef May 1762 [1, Henry KINGMAN]

 

3 M:                        John KINGMAN

Birth:                      1712

Baptism:                 3 Jan 1712              Frome [2]                      John s/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

 

4 M:                        Samuel KINGMAN

Birth:                      1714

Baptism:                 17 Jan 1714             Frome [2]                      Samuel s/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Death:                     aft Aug 1763 [3]       Granted admon of Uncle John's residuary estate

 

5 F:                        Martha KINGMAN

Birth:                      1716

Baptism:                 19 Jan 1716             Frome [2]                      Martha d/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Spouse:                  James PARADICE

Marriage:                 2 Aug 1742              Frome, St John [4]

 

 

Notes for Henry KINGMAN

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May. Messuages in the City of Gloucester, my barn, closes and lands at Birdlip Hill, Badgeworth, formerly occupied by my brother John KINGMAN, with all malthouses, outhouses etc., to my son Samuel KINGMAN, his heirs etc. My household goods to my granddaughter Ann PARADICE. Residue to be shared equally between my daughters Ann HUSTON and Martha PARADICE. Witnesses: Will GREENE, Jonah GREGORY, Nath HILL. Proved 20 Aug at PCC London by Martha PARADICE [1, /879 q.345]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. LDS website, IGI

3. Admon with Will of John KINMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1763/147

4. LDS website, Ancestral File

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Henry KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      abt 1684 [1]             Gave age as 23 in 1708

Father:                    Edward KINGMAN (~1655->1708)

 

 

Notes for Henry KINGMAN

1708 Cardmaker of Frome, aged 23. Testified that his mother Mary  [?] died abt 12 Dec 1698. Thomas SANDERS said in the presence of Md. WHERRETT and Sarah KINGMAN abt three quarters of a year since... [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1735

Occupation:             Wiredrawer [1]

Death:                     abt 1761 [1]             Will proved

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Father:                    John KINGMAN (<1720-<1735)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for James KINGMAN

1761 Admon of the goods of James KINGMAN, Wiredrawer, late of the City of Gloucester, who died intestate, granted 7 Jul to Mary KERSEY, natural sister and next of kin [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Admon of the goods of James KINGMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1761/151

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James Briston KINGMAN

 

Baptism:                 29 Oct 1708            Frome [1]                      James Briston s/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Birth:                      1708

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1682-1762)

Mother:                   Joan BRISTON (<1682-)

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John KINGMAN

 

Alias/AKA:              KINMAN

Death:                     1740-48                   Church Honeybourne, Worcs? [1]            Will signed/proved

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Father:                    KINGMAN

 

 

Notes for John KINGMAN

Will of John KINMAN, Yeoman of Cowhoneyborne, Glos  [now Worcs], signed 22 Jun. To my godson and kinsman John KINMAN, £10; to my kinswoman Anne WRIGHT of Broom, £10; to her daughter Anne WRIGHT, £10; to my kinswoman Elizabeth FREEMAN, now living with me, my house and land, being 3/4 yard land with my Wright  [sic] in the Tyth thereunto belonging in Cowhonyborne, free to her and her heirs for ever; also all my money, goods, chattles and catle. Executrix: Elizabeth FREEMAN. Witnesses: Giles BAGG, Sarah BROWN, John FARRIS (X).

1748 Will proved 7 Mar Cons. Ep. Glos by Elizabeth SMITH, sole exix [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of John KINMAN, Yeoman of Cowhoneyborne, Glos, GRO, 1748/28

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1720

Occupation:             Wiredrawer [1]

Death:                     bef 1735 [2]             Widow Hephzibah signed will

Father:                    KINGMAN

Other Spouses:       UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1734

 

Spouse:                 Hephzibah HUTCHINS ? [2]

 

Death:                     1734-36                   Gloucester [2]                Will signed/proved

Burial:                     abt 1736                  Gloucester, St Mary de Lode [2]

Other Spouses:       John WOODING

 

Notes for John KINGMAN

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May. Messuages in the City of Gloucester, my barn, closes and lands at Birdlip Hill, Badgeworth, formerly occupied by my brother John KINGMAN, with all malthouses, outhouses etc... [3, /879 q.345]

1763 Samuel KINGMAN alleged 8 Aug that Hepsibeth  [sic] KINGMAN, relict and sole exix of John KINGMAN, Wiredrawer late of the City of Gloucester, died leaving certain goods, rights and credits of the said John KINGMAN unadministered and undisposed of; and that he is the nephew and next of kin of the sd John KINGMAN.

Admon with will annexed granted to Samuel KINGMAN... [1]

 

 

Notes for Hephzibah HUTCHINS ?

1734 Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of the City of Gloucester, signed will 5 Feb. My body to be buried in the psh church of St Mary de Lode as near as possible to my first husband John WOODING; to my two kinsmen Dennis HUTCHINS and William HUTCHINS, 12 pence apiece; to my kinswoman Priscilla HUTCHINS, Spinster, half the ready monies I have at my death paying out of it half of my funeral expenses and debts; also the several parcel of plate and other goods entered on a piece of paper inclosed in this will; to James KINGMAN, £10; residue to my other kinswoman Hephzibah the now wife of James PEARCE, Cordwainer of Mitcheldean. Exix: Hephzibah PEARCE [2]

1736 Will proved: 29 Dec Cons. Ep. Glos, by Hephzibah PEARCE, sole exix [2]

 

 

Sources

1. Admon with Will of John KINMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1763/147

2. Will of Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of Gloucester, GRO, 1736/226

3. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1720

Occupation:             Wiredrawer [1]

Death:                     bef 1735 [2]             Widow Hephzibah signed will

Father:                    KINGMAN

Other Spouses:       Hephzibah HUTCHINS ?

Marriage:                 bef 1733

 

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        James KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1735

Death:                     abt 1761 [3]             Will proved

Flags:                     Parents presumed

 

2 F:                        Mary KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1735

Death:                     aft Jul 1761              Granted admon of brother's goods

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Spouse:                  Robert KERSEY

 

 

Notes for John KINGMAN

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May. Messuages in the City of Gloucester, my barn, closes and lands at Birdlip Hill, Badgeworth, formerly occupied by my brother John KINGMAN, with all malthouses, outhouses etc... [4, /879 q.345]

1763 Samuel KINGMAN alleged 8 Aug that Hepsibeth  [sic] KINGMAN, relict and sole exix of John KINGMAN, Wiredrawer late of the City of Gloucester, died leaving certain goods, rights and credits of the said John KINGMAN unadministered and undisposed of; and that he is the nephew and next of kin of the sd John KINGMAN.

Admon with will annexed granted to Samuel KINGMAN... [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Admon with Will of John KINMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1763/147

2. Will of Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of Gloucester, GRO, 1736/226

3. Admon of the goods of James KINGMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1761/151

4. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John KINGMAN

 

Baptism:                 3 Jan 1712              Frome [1]                      John s/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Birth:                      1712

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1682-1762)

Mother:                   Joan BRISTON (<1682-)

 

 

Notes for John KINGMAN

1750 John CHANLER, late Slaymaker of Frome, signed will 3 Jan: ...to my daughter Hephzibah CHANLER, all my right and interest in the house I now live in, late John KINGMANs, Cardmaker, and the three tenements belonging to it, one of them occupied by Mary PERRY, one more occupied by William WIDROW  [?], one more occupied by Thomas GRIST... [2, /824 Image ref.170]

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          25 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Margaret KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      1710-17

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Father:                    Solomon KINGMAN (1674-~1719)

Mother:                   Sarah HUMFRY (<1695-)

 

 

Notes for Margaret KINGMAN

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov. £500 to my granddaughter Margarett KINGMAN when she is 22; or if she dies first, one half to be divided between the three grandsons and the other half to Exix; or if one of the grandsons dies before 21, Margarett to share the legacy equally with the survivor(s)... the four grandchildren to share any loss in London or elsewhere proportionately out of their respective legacies; the close of pasture called Rack Close or Lilly Batch to my granddaughter Margrett for life; after her decease to my grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN for the remainder of the term; the income of the plot of land near SMITH's Barn, the house in Frome Field late Mr William GOURGFIELD's Snr and the house near Garston Stile to my two grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN during their minority and then to my granddaughter Margrett KINGMAN; six silver spoons marked with MK, one pair of silver salts and one silver tumbler, the beds bedstead etc. now in the best chamber with the fire shovel, tongs and hearth, one oaken chest of drawers which was formerly my mother's, one wallnut chest of drawers and walnut looking glass which is now in the parlour, the least table of the three best in the hall, the cloath bed and all its furniture, two bell-metal pots, six pewter dishes, two dozen pewter plates, two spits and the best bed with all its furniture which now stands in the garret over the drawing shop, to my granddaughter Margrett KINGMAN when she is 22... Will proved 18 Apr 1722 at PCC London. [1, /584, image ref.279]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel KINGMAN [1]

 

Birth:                      bef 1695

Death:                     aft 1693

Father:                    KINGMAN (<1659-)

Mother:                   Margaret DEBNAM (<1659-1721)

 

 

Notes for Samuel KINGMAN

1694 Solomon DEBNAM, Clothier of Frome, signed will 14 Feb. The dwelling house I now live in with all lands etc belonging to it, which I purchased for Mr ROYNON, to my daughter Margarett KINGMAN for life; and after her death, to Samuel KINGMAN, my grandson, his heirs etc. for ever... The 2-acre close of pasture which I purchased of Mr Robert SMITH to my grandson Samuel KINGMAN for all my term in it. [1, PROB11/437 q.72]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Will of Solomon DEBNAM, pr. 14 Apr 1697

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel KINGMAN

 

Baptism:                 17 Jan 1714             Frome [1]                      Samuel s/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Birth:                      1714

Occupation:             Broad weaver [2]

Death:                     aft Aug 1763 [2]       Granted admon of Uncle John's residuary estate

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1682-1762)

Mother:                   Joan BRISTON (<1682-)

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Samuel KINGMAN

Death:                     Jul to Aug 1806 [3]   Will signed/proved

Flags:                     Parents presumed

 

 

Notes for Samuel KINGMAN

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May. Messuages in the City of Gloucester, my barn, closes and lands at Birdlip Hill, Badgeworth, formerly occupied by my brother John KINGMAN, with all malthouses, outhouses etc., to my son Samuel KINGMAN, his heirs etc... [4, /879 q.345]

1763 Samuel KINGMAN alleged 8 Aug that Hepsibeth  [sic] KINGMAN, relict and sole exix of John KINGMAN, Wiredrawer late of the City of Gloucester, died leaving certain goods, rights and credits of the said John KINGMAN unadministered and undisposed of; and that he is the nephew and next of kin of the sd John KINGMAN.

Admon with will annexed granted to Samuel KINGMAN. Samuel KINGMAN, Broad weaver of the psh of Frome Swd, Somerset, and Benjamin BAKER, Beadle of the City of Gloucester and John DOE bound to the Bishop of Gloucester in the sum of £300  [?], to present an inventory of the goods of John KINGMAN and an account of his administration. Signed: Samll KINGMAN, Benj. BAKER. [2]

1785 Blunt St: Samuel KINGMAN, Weaver, 2 males, 2 females, 2 looms, Prop. Mr BARNARD [5]

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

2. Admon with Will of John KINMAN, Wiredrawer of Gloucester, GRO, 1763/147

3. Will of Samuel KINGMAN, Gent of Birdlip, Glos, GRO, 1806/160

4. PCC Wills, PROB11

5. 1785 Survey of Frome, Battle & Cruse

 

 

Last Modified:          16 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel KINGMAN

 

Death:                     Jul to Aug 1806 [1]   Will signed/proved

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Father:                    Samuel KINGMAN (1714->1763)

 

 

Notes for Samuel KINGMAN

1806 Samuel KINGMAN, Gentleman of Birdlip in the psh of Badgeworth, Glos, signed will 22 Jul. To my nephew John COOKE, Breeches maker late of Frome, Somerset, s/o John COOKE, Breeches maker of the same place, £20 p.a. for life; to the children of my cousin Samuel PARADICE, Clothier deceased, late of Trowbridge, Wilts, £50 to be divided between them share and share alike; to Sarah ALLWORD, d/o Samuel ALLWORD, Cardmaker of Frome Swd, Somerset, and Sarah his wife, £100; to my cousin Ann _ , sister of Aaron PARADICE, Clothier of Melksham, Wilts, £50; to John ALLWORD, Cardmaker of Frome Swd, all my books which I left at the Jolly Butcher at Frome; William CHAPMAN, the present tenant of my estate, farm and lands at Birdlip, shall if he thinks fit hold the same for the term of 14 years after my decease at the yearly rent of £58 on condition that he manages it in a proper and husbandlike manner; residue to the sd Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD; to be buried in the church or churc yard nearest where I die. Executors: Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD. Witnesses: Thos FLETCHER, Richard DANCER, John REEVES. Proved 18 Aug by Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD, joint exors. Estate under £100. [1]

 

1588 lost will of John COOKE als KINMAN of Elm proved at Cons. Wells

In 1765 John Markworth of Normanton, Rutland, Bt, sold to Thomas Cooke alias Kingman, of Ditcheat, gent., 2 messuages and 104a. of land  [fields named]  [9/1-4]. In his will dated and proved 1711, John Cook alias Kingman, devised 109a. of land in Ditcheat to his son, Thomas Cooke alias Kingman  [9/5-6]. In his will of 1746 Thomas Cooke left his lands in the parishes of Ditcheat and East Pennard to William Wilmott of Wells, stocking maker  [9/10]. (Soms RO, Dyne Drewett Papers)

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Samuel KINGMAN, Gent of Birdlip, Glos, GRO, 1806/160

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Solomon KINGMAN [1]

 

Birth:                      1674-94 [1]              Not of age in 1694

Occupation:             Clothier

Death:                     abt 1719                  Frome [2], [3]                Will dated 9 Mar 1718/9

Father:                    KINGMAN (<1659-)

Mother:                   Margaret DEBNAM (<1659-1721)

Marriage:                 8 May 1710             Berkley [4]

 

Spouse:                 Sarah HUMFRY

 

Birth:                      bef 1695

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Margaret KINGMAN

Birth:                      1710-17

Flags:                     Parents presumed

 

2 M:                        Debnam KINGMAN

Birth:                      1710-18 [3]              Under 21 in Nov 1721

Death:                     1721-37 [3]              Not mentioned in release of claim

 

3 M:                        William KINGMAN

Birth:                      1710-19                   Under 21 in Nov 1721

Death:                     1767 [2], [5]             Will proved Jun 1767

Spouse:                  Sarah SHEPPARD

Marriage:                 1735 [2, Frome Swd deeds, etc. DD\BR\bd/3 (1719-1893)]

 

4 M:                        Solomon KINGMAN

Birth:                      1710-20 [3]              Under 21 in Nov 1721

Death:                     aft 1737 [3]

 

 

Notes for Solomon KINGMAN

1694 Solomon DEBNAM, Clothier of Frome, signed will 14 Feb. "The other new erected dwelling house, now in the possession of William GURGFIELD, and all the lands etc. belonging to it which I purchased of Mr MOXON, except what is given to my granddaughter to my grandson Solomon KINGMAN, his heirs etc. for ever, but my daughter Margarett KINGMAN shall have the profits until Solomon comes of age" [1]

 [from Scope and Content] Wills of Solomon Kingman, clothier, 1719; William Kingman, gent., 1767; Joseph Mintrim, victualler, 1801; Richard Wilsonn, esq., 1785, all of Frome Swd. [2]

1737 Margaret SMITH signed a release of claim 5 Nov:  Whereas Solomon KINGMAN of Frome made his will dated 9 Mar 1718 and amongst other things appointed his sister Margaret SMITH and John SHEPPARD and John HARRIS, Clothiers of Frome, as Executors and residuary legatees of his will in trust for his three Sons Debnam KINGMAN, William KINGMAN, and Solomon KINGMAN and is since deceased... [3]

 

 

Notes for Sarah HUMFRY

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov... £5 to my daughter in law Sarah KINGMAN... Will proved 18 Apr 1722 at PCC London. [6, /584, image ref.279]

1722 Michael HUMFRY m. 25 Feb Mary OBORNE

1743 John HUMPHRY otp m. 29 May Elizth PAPS of Warminster (Banns)

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Will of Solomon DEBNAM, pr. 14 Apr 1697

2. SRO online catalogues

3. Release of claim, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

4. Berkley PRs, SRO

5. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

6. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Solomon KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      1710-20 [1]              Under 21 in Nov 1721

Death:                     aft 1737 [1]

Father:                    Solomon KINGMAN (1674-~1719)

Mother:                   Sarah HUMFRY (<1695-)

 

 

Notes for Solomon KINGMAN

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov... £200 to my grandson Solomon KINGMAN when he is 21; the four grandchildren to share any loss in London or elsewhere proportionately out of their respective legacies... Will proved 18 Apr 1722 at PCC London. [2, /584, image ref.279]

1737 Margaret SMITH signed 5 Nov a release of claim: Whereas Solomon KINGMAN of Frome made his will dated 9 Mar 1718 and amongst other things appointed his sister Margaret SMITH and John SHEPPARD and John HARRIS, Clothiers of Frome, as Executors and residuary legatees of his will in trust for his three Sons Debnam KINGMAN, William KINGMAN, and Solomon KINGMAN and is since deceased; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD and Margaret SMITH without the sd John HARRIS hath since proved the sd Will and taken on them the sd trusts; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD is also since deceased; and whereas Margaret KINGMAN, late Widow of Frome, also made her will dated the 4 Nov 1721 and gave her grandson Debnam KINGMAN £400, her grandson William KINGMAN £400 and her grandson Solomon KINGMAN £200 to be paid to them when 21, I, Margaret SMITH, release my kinsman William KINGMAN, Linen Draper of Bristol, and Solomon KINGMAN of Frome from all claim to their being contributary to any loss that sustained out of the personal estate of my deceased Mother Margaret KINGMAN. Witnesses: John SMITH, Alexr HILMAN [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Release of claim, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1636

Death:                     1669-86 [1, Lessee in 1669], [2]                    Dead above 22 years in 1708

Father:                    KINGMAN

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Hannah KINGMAN

Birth:                      bef 1651

Death:                     May 1718                Frome St John

Spouse:                  William POBJEY

Marriage:                 5 Nov 1666              Frome, St John [3]

 

 

Notes for William KINGMAN

1669 Lease granted 23 Jul by John CHAMPNEYS to William KINGMAN of tenement built by Henry KINGMAN near Bradford Bridge on life of Hannah, daughter of William KINGMAN [1, Cited in lease to William POPJOY dated 1 Dec 1708]

 

 

Sources

1. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

2. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

3. Frome St John PR extracts, Hilda Massey.

 

 

Last Modified:          9 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      1710-19                   Under 21 in Nov 1721

Occupation:             Linen draper [1]

Death:                     1767 [1], [2]             Will proved Jun 1767

Father:                    Solomon KINGMAN (1674-~1719)

Mother:                   Sarah HUMFRY (<1695-)

Marriage:                 1735 [1, Frome Swd deeds, etc. DD\BR\bd/3 (1719-1893)]

 

Spouse:                 Sarah SHEPPARD

 

Birth:                      1710-20

Death:                     1786 [3, p.47]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1680-1720)

Mother:                   Philippa HUMPHREY (-1750)

 

Notes for William KINGMAN

Fromefield House and lands, orig. several separate properties, belonging to Barnard, Bunn, Kingman, Treasure and Wilsonn families, ultimately acquired by George Sheppard of Frome, clothier. Particulars of sale, plans, etc., re sale of Fromefield estate, 1876. Marriage settlements: William Kingman of Bristol, linendraper, and Sarah Sheppard of Frome Selwood, 1735; George Sheppard of Frome Selwood, clothier, and Mary Anne Stuart Byard of St. Budeaux, Devon, 1797; George Wood Sheppard of Frome Selwood, esq., and Emma Brown of Bath, 1834; Capt. Thomas Winter Sheppard and Mary Stuart Sheppard of Frome Selwood, 1861 [1, Frome Swd deeds, etc. DD\BR\bd/3 (1719-1893)]

 [from Scope and Content] Wills of Solomon Kingman, clothier, 1719; William Kingman, gent., 1767; Joseph Mintrim, victualler, 1801; Richard Wilsonn, esq., 1785, all of Frome Swd [1, Frome Swd deeds, etc. DD\BR\bd/3 (1719-1893)]

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov... £400 to my grandson William KINGMAN when he is 21... the four grandchildren to share any loss in London or elsewhere proportionately out of their respective legacies; the close of pasture called Rack Close or Lilly Batch to my granddaughter Margarett for life; after her decease to my grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN for the remainder of the term; the income of the plot of land near SMITH's Barn, the house in Frome Field late Mr William GOURGFIELD's Snr and the house near Garston Stile to my two grandsons Debnam KINGMAN and William KINGMAN during their minority and then to my granddaughter Margrett KINGMAN... Will proved 18 Apr 1722 at PCC London. [4, /584, image ref.279]

1737 Margaret SMITH signed 5 Nov a release of claim: Whereas Solomon KINGMAN of Frome made his will dated 9 Mar 1718 and amongst other things appointed his sister Margaret SMITH and John SHEPPARD and John HARRIS, Clothiers of Frome, as Executors and residuary legatees of his will in trust for his three Sons Debnam KINGMAN, William KINGMAN, and Solomon KINGMAN and is since deceased; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD and Margaret SMITH without the sd John HARRIS hath since proved the sd Will and taken on them the sd trusts; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD is also since deceased; and whereas Margaret KINGMAN, late Widow of Frome, also made her will dated the 4 Nov 1721 and gave her grandson Debnam KINGMAN £400, her grandson William KINGMAN £400 and her grandson Solomon KINGMAN £200 to be paid to them when 21, I, Margaret SMITH, release my kinsman William KINGMAN, Linen Draper of Bristol, and Solomon KINGMAN of Frome from all claim to their being contributary to any loss that sustained out of the personal estate of my deceased Mother Margaret KINGMAN. Witnesses: John SMITH, Alexr HILMAN [5]

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies: My freehold messuages to my wife Sarah for life; and after her death:- messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of James FLOWER, Victualler, with the tennis court, bowling green, outhouses, stables, courtyards etc. and the acre of pasture called IVEYs Piece in Frome North Field lying in the Common with lands of Mr HAYNES and now in the tenure of John COOPER, Brewer, to my nephew John SEDGEFIELD, s/o my brother in law John SEDGEFIELD; - messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of myself, James GEORGE and Peter HYMEN and the parrock of pasture adjoining and also the little close of pasture near the Layes in Frome North Field called part SELWOODs, the Tce  [?] whereof my mother purchased of Mr BULL to my nephew William SEDGEFIELD; my leasehold messuages for the terms I have in them to my wife; and after her death: - The little tenement in Badcox Lane now in the occupation of John WRIGHT, Painter, to my niece Sarah SEDGEFIELD for the residue of the term; £230 now in the hands of my cousin John SMITH Esq. as Exor of his late mother who was one of the Exors of my father's will which was to be laid out in lands and settled to diverse uses to my wife, her heirs, Exors and assigns for ever; Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. Witnesses: John CRITCH  [CULCH?], Mary ??

1767 will proved 2 Jun at the Archdeaconry Court of Wells by Sarah KINGMAN [6, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

 

Notes for Sarah SHEPPARD

1720 Legacy of £200 from father [3, p.3]

1744 Sarah KINGMAN tenant of 2 tenements in Vicarage St, p. 214, ref. Xd4, Manorial letters D14; annotated '4 Sep 1759 Mattw EYRES, 21 Mar 1776 Jno KINGDON' and freehold land Nr Clink Crossways, p. 588, ref. 311, B18 [7, West Woodlands]

1767 Sarah KINGMAN proved the will of her late husband William 2 Jun at the Archdeaconry Court of Wells [6, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

1792 Executors of Widow KINGMAN rated 5d for Tennis Court [8]

 

 

Sources

1. SRO online catalogues

2. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

3. The Sheppards & C18 Frome, Derek J. Gill, Frome Soc. for Local Study, 1982

4. PCC Wills, PROB11

5. Release of claim, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

6. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

7. Ladd Survey, 1744, Extracts at WRO

8. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          25 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edmund LEVERSEDGE

 

Death:                     bef Feb 1690 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Ann LEVERSEDGE

Death:                     aft Mar 1691 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]    Proved husband's will 4 Apr

Spouse:                  William WHITCHURCH

 

2 M:                        Roger LEVERSEDGE

Death:                     aft Feb 1690 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]

 

 

Notes for Edmund LEVERSEDGE

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd signed will 3 Feb... to Elizabeth WHITCHURCH my oldest daughter and her heirs forever... a close of meadow near Clink, about 3 acres, part of the lands I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq... to my daughter Alice WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever, a close of meadow at Nestovers called Newclose in the parish of Frome, about 10 acres, which I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq., my late father in law... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Roger LEVERSEDGE

 

Death:                     aft Feb 1690 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]

Father:                    Edmund LEVERSEDGE (-<1690)

 

 

Notes for Roger LEVERSEDGE

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd signed will 3 Feb...to Elizabeth WHITCHURCH my oldest daughter and her heirs forever... a close of meadow near Clink, about 3 acres, part of the lands I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq, my late father in law, and Roger LEVERSEDGE, his son... Overseers: my brother in law Roger LEVERSEDGE Esq... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    MARKS

 

Birth:                      bef 1716

Marriage:                 bef 1731

 

Spouse:                 Mary UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1716

Death:                     ? 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]           Mother leaves legacy directly to grandchildren

Father:                    UNKNOWN

Mother:                   Elizabeth UNKNOWN (-1736)

 

Children:

 

1 ?:                        MARKS

Birth:                      bef 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

 

2 ?:                        MARKS

Birth:                      bef 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

 

 

Notes for MARKS

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X).

Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21... [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    MARKS

 

Birth:                      bef 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

Father:                    MARKS (<1716-)

Mother:                   Mary UNKNOWN (<1716-?1733)

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    MARKS

 

Birth:                      bef 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

Father:                    MARKS (<1716-)

Mother:                   Mary UNKNOWN (<1716-?1733)

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John MASKELL

 

Birth:                      bef 1716 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]        Proved stepmother's will 1736

Death:                     aft Apr 1736 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]   Proved stepmother's will 5 May

Father:                    Peter MASKELL (-1732)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for John MASKELL

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb... 2s 6d to my son John MASKELL to give to my daughter Joanna BUTTEN... [1, /658 q.124]

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X).

Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21. Exors: John MASKELL and my son-in-law John SMITH...

1736 Will proved 5 May at PCC London by John MASKELL and John SMITH [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Peter MASKELL

 

Occupation:             Wiredrawer [1, /658 q.124]

Death:                     Feb 1732-Apr 1733 [1, /658 q.124]                 Will signed/proved

Other Spouses:       UNKNOWN

Spouse:                 Elizabeth UNKNOWN

 

Death:                     Mar to May 1736 [1, /677 q.112]                    Will signed/proved

Other Spouses:       UNKNOWN

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Susanna UNKNOWN

Birth:                      bef 1718

Spouse:                  ELLOT

Marriage:                 bef 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]

 

 

Notes for Peter MASKELL

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb...

• 2s 6d to my son John MASKELL to give to my daughter Joanna BUTTEN

• 2s 6d to my daughter-in-law Elizabeth SMITH

• 2s 6d to my daughter Susanna ELLOT

Executriix:  Elizabeth my wife

Witnesses: John SMITH, Robert PARSONS, Betty WEST

1733 Will proved 11 Apr at PCC London [1, /658 q.124]

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth UNKNOWN

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X).

Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21. Exors: John MASKELL and my son-in-law John SMITH.

Witnesses: Robert BLUNT, John BLUNT, Robert PARSONS.

1736 Will proved 5 May at PCC London by John MASKELL and John SMITH [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Peter MASKELL

 

Occupation:             Wiredrawer [1, /658 q.124]

Death:                     Feb 1732-Apr 1733 [1, /658 q.124]                 Will signed/proved

Other Spouses:       Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John MASKELL

Birth:                      bef 1716 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]        Proved stepmother's will 1736

Death:                     aft Apr 1736 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]   Proved stepmother's will 5 May

 

2 F:                        Joanna MASKELL

Birth:                      bef 1717

Spouse:                  BUTTON

Marriage:                 bef Feb 1732 [1, Peter MASKELL, 1733]

 

 

Notes for Peter MASKELL

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb...

• 2s 6d to my son John MASKELL to give to my daughter Joanna BUTTEN

• 2s 6d to my daughter-in-law Elizabeth SMITH

• 2s 6d to my daughter Susanna ELLOT

Executriix:  Elizabeth my wife

Witnesses: John SMITH, Robert PARSONS, Betty WEST

1733 Will proved 11 Apr at PCC London [1, /658 q.124]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Francis MERCER [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

Spouse:                 Abigail SMITH [1, Ann SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Father:                    SMITH (<1656-<1685)

Mother:                   Anne UNKNOWN (<1656-1685)

 

Notes for Abigail SMITH

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... to my brother in law Francis MERCER; to my sister in law Abigail MERCER, his wife... [1, /381 q.142]

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]... to my Exors my messuage, tenement and lands which was purchased by my late husband of Richard CABELL Esq. and all other tenements which I have and the residue of my personal estate in trust:

- to convey half of the sd leases, mortgages, household goods etc. to my daughter Anne FROWDE Widow for her own proper use; and if she dies before this can be done, to be equally divided  among those of her children living at the time of her death

- during the coverture of my daughter Abigaile MERCER and her husband Francis MERCER keep the other half and the profits paid into the hands of my daughter Abigaile; and if she survives her husband deliver it to her; otherwise to be divided between those of her children living at the time of her death... [1, /381 q.142]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John NAPPER

 

Spouse:                 Eleanor WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef Jul 1739

Father:                    Edward WHITCHURCH (<1713-~1739)

Mother:                   Eleanor UNKNOWN (<1722-)

 

Notes for John NAPPER

See Frome HOOPER file

 

 

Last Modified:          25 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    NICHOLAS

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Elizabeth NICHOLAS [1, Elizabeth SMITH, Widow]

Birth:                      bef 1665

Death:                     Sep 1680-Apr 1681 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Spouse:                  Thomas SMITH

Marriage:                 bef Sep 1680

 

2 M:                        Griffin NICHOLAS

Death:                     aft Aug 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

3 M:                        John NICHOLAS

Death:                     aft Aug 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

4 M:                        Unknown NICHOLAS

Death:                     bef Sep 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Spouse:                  Joane UNKNOWN

 

5 F:                        Unknown NICHOLAS

Birth:                      bef 1664

Spouse:                  Richard HAYWARD

Marriage:                 bef 1679 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

6 M:                        Unknown NICHOLAS

Death:                     bef Oct 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Spouse:                  Ann FRENCH

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Griffin NICHOLAS

 

Death:                     aft Aug 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Father:                    NICHOLAS

 

 

Notes for Griffin NICHOLAS

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' ... to my kinsman Mr Gifford YERBURY, to my cousin his wife, to my cousin Mrs Jane GRUBB, Widow of Pottern, to my cousin Rebecca WARRINER, Widow... Exors: My kinsman Mr Gifford YERBURY and my friend Mrs Jane GRUBB... [1, /366 q.78]

1681 Will proved 5 May at PCC London by Gifford YERBURY and Jane GRUBB [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John NICHOLAS

 

Death:                     aft Aug 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Father:                    NICHOLAS

 

 

Notes for John NICHOLAS

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' ...to my brother John NICHOLAS... [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Unknown NICHOLAS

 

Death:                     bef Sep 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Father:                    NICHOLAS

Spouse:                 Joane UNKNOWN [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

 

Notes for Joane UNKNOWN

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' ...to my sister in law Joane NICHOLAS, Widow... [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Unknown NICHOLAS

 

Death:                     bef Oct 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Father:                    NICHOLAS

 

Spouse:                 Ann FRENCH [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

Death:                     aft Sep 1680 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

 

Notes for Ann FRENCH

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' ...to my sister in law Anne FRENCH, Widow... [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Aaron PARADICE

 

Birth:                      1742-60

Occupation:             Clothier [1]

Death:                     aft Jul 1806              Melksham ? [1]              Proved will of Samuel KINGMAN

Father:                    James PARADICE (<1727-)

Mother:                   Martha KINGMAN (1716-)

Marriage:                 28 Mar 1775            Trowbridge, Wilts [2]

 

Spouse:                 Rachael LEWIS

 

Birth:                      bef 1760

 

Notes for Aaron PARADICE

1806 Samuel KINGMAN, Gentleman of Birdlip in the psh of Badgeworth, Glos, signed will 22 Jul... to the children of my cousin Samuel PARADICE, Clothier deceased, late of Trowbridge, Wilts... to my cousin Ann _ , sister of Aaron PARADICE, Clothier of Melksham, Wilts, £50... residue to the sd Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD... Executors: Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD. Proved 18 Aug by Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD, joint exors. [1]

1821 Aaron PARADICE mar. 16 Aug Melksham Lucy MITCHEL [2]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Samuel KINGMAN, Gent of Birdlip, Glos, GRO, 1806/160

2. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James PARADICE

 

Baptism:                 19 Mar 1797            Broughton Gifford, Wilts [1]         James PARADISE s/o George & Betty

Birth:                      1797

Death:                     aft Mar 1881

Father:                    George PARADISE

Mother:                   Betty UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for James PARADICE

1851 The Cross, Broughton Gifford: James PARADICE, 53, Unm, Farm Labourer, b. Broughton Gifford, lodging with John POPJOY, 24, and family

1861 The Cross, Broughton Gifford: James PARADICE, 63, Unm, Farm Labourer, b. Broughton Gifford, lodging with John POPJOY, 34, and family

1871 Broughton Street, Broughton Gifford: James PARADICE, 74, Unm, Farm Labourer, b. Broughton Gifford, lodging with John POPJOY, 45, and family

1881 Broughton Street, Broughton Gifford: James PARADICE, 84, Unm, Formerly Farm Labourer, b. Broughton Gifford, brother of Harriet LAWSON, 72, Wd

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James PARADICE [1, Henry KINGMAN], [2]

 

Birth:                      bef 1727

Marriage:                 2 Aug 1742              Frome, St John [2]

 

Spouse:                 Martha KINGMAN

 

Baptism:                 19 Jan 1716             Frome [3]                      Martha d/o Henry & Joan KINGMAN

Birth:                      1716

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1682-1762)

Mother:                   Joan BRISTON (<1682-)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Aaron PARADICE

Birth:                      1742-60

Death:                     aft Jul 1806              Melksham ? [4]              Proved will of Samuel KINGMAN

Spouse:                  Rachael LEWIS

Marriage:                 28 Mar 1775            Trowbridge, Wilts [3]

 

2 F:                        Ann PARADICE

Birth:                      1742-62 [1, Henry KINGMAN]                       Legatee in Grandfather's will

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef Jul 1806 [4]

 

3 M:                        Samuel PARADICE

Birth:                      1742-80

Baptism:                 3 Jan 1740              Devizes, Wilts [3]           Samuel PARADICE, s/o Thomas

Death:                     bef Jun 1806            Trowbridge [4]                Deceased in will of Samuel KINGMAN

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for Martha KINGMAN

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May... My household goods to my granddaughter Ann PARADICE. Residue to be shared equally between my daughters Ann HUSTON and Martha PARADICE... Proved 20 Aug at PCC London by Martha PARADICE [1, /879 q.345]

1806 Samuel KINGMAN, Gentleman of Birdlip in the psh of Badgeworth, Glos, signed will 22 Jul... to my cousin Ann _ , sister of Aaron PARADICE, Clothier of Melksham, Wilts, £50... [4]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. LDS website, Ancestral File

3. LDS website, IGI

4. Will of Samuel KINGMAN, Gent of Birdlip, Glos, GRO, 1806/160

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel PARADICE

 

Baptism:                 3 Jan 1740              Devizes, Wilts [1]           Samuel PARADICE, s/o Thomas

Birth:                      1742-80

Occupation:             Clothier [2]

Death:                     bef Jun 1806            Trowbridge [2]                Deceased in will of Samuel KINGMAN

Father:                    James PARADICE (<1727-)

Mother:                   Martha KINGMAN (1716-)

 

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

 

Children:

 

1 ?:                        Unknown PARADICE

Birth:                      bef 1806

 

2 ?:                        Unknown PARADICE

Birth:                      bef 1806

 

 

Notes for Samuel PARADICE

1806 Samuel KINGMAN, Gentleman of Birdlip in the psh of Badgeworth, Glos, signed will 22 Jul... to the children of my cousin Samuel PARADICE, Clothier deceased, late of Trowbridge, Wilts... [2]

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

2. Will of Samuel KINGMAN, Gent of Birdlip, Glos, GRO, 1806/160

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Unknown PARADICE

 

Birth:                      bef 1806

Father:                    Samuel PARADICE (1742-<1806)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Unknown PARADICE

 

Birth:                      bef 1806

Father:                    Samuel PARADICE (1742-<1806)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    George PARADISE

 

Spouse:                 Betty UNKNOWN

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        James PARADICE

Birth:                      1797

Baptism:                 19 Mar 1797            Broughton Gifford, Wilts [1]         James PARADISE s/o George & Betty

Death:                     aft Mar 1881

 

2 F:                        Harriet PARADISE

Birth:                      1809                       Aged 72 in 1881

Baptism:                 25 May 1809 [1]       Harriet PARADICE d/o George & Betty

Death:                     aft Mar 1881

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Harriet PARADISE

 

Baptism:                 25 May 1809 [1]       Harriet PARADICE d/o George & Betty

Birth:                      1809                       Aged 72 in 1881

Death:                     aft Mar 1881

Father:                    George PARADISE

Mother:                   Betty UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for Harriet PARADISE

1881 Broughton Street, Broughton Gifford: Harriet LAWSON, Hd, 72, Wd, Domestic Servant Formerly Cook, b. Broughton Gifford; James PARADICE, Brother, 84, Unm, Formerly Farm Labourer, b. Broughton Gifford; Ada F. PARADICE, Nce, 13, b. Broughton Gifford [2]

 

 

Sources

1. LDS website, IGI

2. 1881 census, RG11

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    PATIENT

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Mary PATIENT [1, Margaret WHERRET]

Birth:                      bef 1639

Death:                     12 Dec 1698 [1, Henry KINGMAN]

Spouse:                  Henry KINGMAN

Marriage:                 bef 1666

Spouse:                  Thomas TURNER

 

2 M:                        Edward PATIENT

Death:                     bef Jun 1708 [1]       Late deceased

 

3 F:                        Margaret PATIENT

Birth:                      abt 1641 [1]             Aged abt 67 in 1708

Death:                     aft Jun 1708 [1]        Witness to Commissioners

Spouse:                  Robert WHERRET

Marriage:                 aft 1656

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edward PATIENT

 

Occupation:             Gardener [1]

Death:                     bef Jun 1708 [1]       Late deceased

Father:                    PATIENT

 

 

Notes for Edward PATIENT

1708 Gardener of Westbury, late deceased, b/o Mary w/o Henry KINGMAN and Thomas TURNER [1, Evidence of Robert CARVER]

Witness with Edward HILL and Robert SMITH to Release by Thomas TURNER to Defendant  [Edward] KINGMAN [1, Evidence of Robert SMITH]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William POBJEY

 

Alias/AKA:              Will [1, Dorothy (1677), Thos (1682) bap c/o Will & Hannah]

Birth:                      bef 1634 [1]             Witnessed marriage in 1654(?)

Occupation:             Carpenter

Death:                     aft 1685                   Dau Sarah b 1685

Marriage:                 5 Nov 1666              Frome, St John [1]

 

Spouse:                 Hannah KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1651

Death:                     May 1718                Frome St John

Father:                    William KINGMAN (<1636-1669)

 

Notes for William POBJEY

1 Feb 1654/5 John CARPENTER, Thos WIMPEW, Wm POPIOY the younger, Richard POPIOY the brother of Wm, all of Frome, witnessed  the marriage of John AVERY & Christean NORRIS d/o Steven NORRIS.

1684 Entry in St John's Churchwarden's a/cs: £2 paid to William POBJOY for setting up the new bell [1]

1698, 1708 Wm POBJOY rated 2d for 16 King St; Robert POBJOY rated in 1727 [2]

1708 99 year lease granted 1 Dec by Elizabeth CHAMPNEYS, Widow of Wilmington, to William POPJOY the Jnr, Cardmaker of Frome, s/o William POPJOY, Carpenter of Frome: tenement built by Henry KINGMAN deceased near Bradford Bridge in the psh of Marston Bigot with one acre of meadow or pasture adjoining, formerly William KINGMAN deceased, now William POPJOY Snr in the right of Hannah his wife. Lives: William POPJOY Jnr and Mary POPJOY his daughter. Rent: 5s [3, O.11/7]

 

 

Notes for Hannah KINGMAN

1721 99 year lease granted 25 Apr by Richard CHAMPNEYS to William POBJOY: Tenement built by Henry KINGMAN deceased near Bradford Bridge in the psh of Marston Bigot with one acre of meadow or pasture adjoining. Lives: William POBJOY Jnr, Cardmaker, Mary his daughter, w/o Robert NEWHAM, Cardmaker of Frome Swd, and Robert NEWHAM [3, O.11/36]

 

 

Sources

1. Frome St John PR extracts, Hilda Massey.

2. Derek Gill, 18 Apr 1992.

3. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          9 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Richard ROGERS

 

Birth:                      bef 1705

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1720

 

Spouse:                 Mary SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1705

Father:                    Robert SMITH (<1689-1719)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1689-)

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    George SAUNDERS

 

Occupation:             Tallow Chandler

Death:                     aft Jun 1708

Spouse:                 Sarah TURNER

 

Birth:                      1655                       Gave age as 53 in 1708

Death:                     aft Jun 1708 [1]        Witness to commissioners

Father:                    Thomas TURNER (<1668-<1708)

Mother:                   Mary PATIENT (<1639-1698)

 

Notes for George SAUNDERS

1708 of Frome [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Ann SEDGEFIELD

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John SEDGEFIELD

Mother:                   Betty SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for Ann SEDGEFIELD

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [2, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John SEDGEFIELD

Mother:                   Betty SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies: My freehold messuages to my wife Sarah for life; and after her death:- messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of James FLOWER, Victualler, with the tennis court, bowling green, outhouses, stables, courtyards etc. and the acre of pasture called IVEYs Piece in Frome North Field lying in the Common with lands of Mr HAYNES and now in the tenure of John COOPER, Brewer, to my nephew John SEDGEFIELD, s/o my brother in law John SEDGEFIELD; - messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of myself, James GEORGE and Peter HYMEN and the parrock of pasture adjoining and also the little close of pasture near the Layes in Frome North Field called part SELWOODs, the Tce  [?] whereof my mother purchased of Mr BULL to my nephew William SEDGEFIELD; my leasehold messuages for the terms I have in them to my wife; and after her death: - The little tenement in Badcox Lane now in the occupation of John WRIGHT, Painter, to my niece Sarah SEDGEFIELD for the residue of the term... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [2, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SEDGEFIELD [1]

 

Marriage:                 17 Dec 1747            Frome, St John [2, 23 Feb 03]

 

Spouse:                 Betty SHEPPARD [1]

 

Birth:                      1705-15

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1680-1720)

Mother:                   Philippa HUMPHREY (-1750)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John SEDGEFIELD

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [3]

 

2 M:                        William SEDGEFIELD

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [3]

 

3 F:                        Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [3]

 

4 F:                        Sarah SEDGEFIELD

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [3]

 

5 F:                        Ann SEDGEFIELD

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [3]

 

 

Notes for John SEDGEFIELD

1755 occupier of 6 South Parade [1, p23]

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies: My freehold messuages to my wife Sarah for life; and after her death:- messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of James FLOWER, Victualler, with the tennis court, bowling green, outhouses, stables, courtyards etc. and the acre of pasture called IVEYs Piece in Frome North Field lying in the Common with lands of Mr HAYNES and now in the tenure of John COOPER, Brewer, to my nephew John SEDGEFIELD, s/o my brother in law John SEDGEFIELD; - messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of myself, James GEORGE and Peter HYMEN and the parrock of pasture adjoining and also the little close of pasture near the Layes in Frome North Field called part SELWOODs, the Tce  [?] whereof my mother purchased of Mr BULL to my nephew William SEDGEFIELD; my leasehold messuages for the terms I have in them to my wife; and after her death: - The little tenement in Badcox Lane now in the occupation of John WRIGHT, Painter, to my niece Sarah SEDGEFIELD for the residue of the term... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [4, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

1770 rates show 24/25 Wine St to be leased to Mr SEDGEFIELD [1, p28]

 

 

Notes for Betty SHEPPARD

1750 Left household linen, silver tankard and half-pint pot by mother [1, p3]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

2. Peggy Goodger, email

3. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

4. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SEDGEFIELD

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John SEDGEFIELD

Mother:                   Betty SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for John SEDGEFIELD

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies: My freehold messuages to my wife Sarah for life; and after her death:- messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of James FLOWER, Victualler, with the tennis court, bowling green, outhouses, stables, courtyards etc. and the acre of pasture called IVEYs Piece in Frome North Field lying in the Common with lands of Mr HAYNES and now in the tenure of John COOPER, Brewer, to my nephew John SEDGEFIELD, s/o my brother in law John SEDGEFIELD; - messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of myself, James GEORGE and Peter HYMEN and the parrock of pasture adjoining and also the little close of pasture near the Layes in Frome North Field called part SELWOODs, the Tce  [?] whereof my mother purchased of Mr BULL to my nephew William SEDGEFIELD; my leasehold messuages for the terms I have in them to my wife; and after her death: - The little tenement in Badcox Lane now in the occupation of John WRIGHT, Painter, to my niece Sarah SEDGEFIELD for the residue of the term... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [2, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Sarah SEDGEFIELD

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John SEDGEFIELD

Mother:                   Betty SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for Sarah SEDGEFIELD

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies: My freehold messuages to my wife Sarah for life; and after her death:- messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of James FLOWER, Victualler, with the tennis court, bowling green, outhouses, stables, courtyards etc. and the acre of pasture called IVEYs Piece in Frome North Field lying in the Common with lands of Mr HAYNES and now in the tenure of John COOPER, Brewer, to my nephew John SEDGEFIELD, s/o my brother in law John SEDGEFIELD; - messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of myself, James GEORGE and Peter HYMEN and the parrock of pasture adjoining and also the little close of pasture near the Layes in Frome North Field called part SELWOODs, the Tce  [?] whereof my mother purchased of Mr BULL to my nephew William SEDGEFIELD; my leasehold messuages for the terms I have in them to my wife; and after her death: - The little tenement in Badcox Lane now in the occupation of John WRIGHT, Painter, to my niece Sarah SEDGEFIELD for the residue of the term... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [2, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William SEDGEFIELD

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]

Father:                    John SEDGEFIELD

Mother:                   Betty SHEPPARD (1705-)

 

 

Notes for William SEDGEFIELD

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar. Legacies: My freehold messuages to my wife Sarah for life; and after her death:- messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of James FLOWER, Victualler, with the tennis court, bowling green, outhouses, stables, courtyards etc. and the acre of pasture called IVEYs Piece in Frome North Field lying in the Common with lands of Mr HAYNES and now in the tenure of John COOPER, Brewer, to my nephew John SEDGEFIELD, s/o my brother in law John SEDGEFIELD; - messuage in Fromefield now in the occupation of myself, James GEORGE and Peter HYMEN and the parrock of pasture adjoining and also the little close of pasture near the Layes in Frome North Field called part SELWOODs, the Tce  [?] whereof my mother purchased of Mr BULL to my nephew William SEDGEFIELD; my leasehold messuages for the terms I have in them to my wife; and after her death: - The little tenement in Badcox Lane now in the occupation of John WRIGHT, Painter, to my niece Sarah SEDGEFIELD for the residue of the term... Residue to my wife for life; and after her death: - £100 of it in equal shares to my nieces Ann, Hester and Joan ALLEN; - the remainder of my residuary estate to my nephews and nieces John SEDGEFIELD, William SEDGEFIELD, Elizabeth SEDGEFIELD, Sarah SEDGEFIELD and Ann SEDGEFIELD in such shares as my wife may through her will direct and as they by their respectful and dutiful behaviour may deserve. Executrix: My wife Sarah KINGMAN. Overseers: My brother in law John SEDGEFIELD and Mr Thos BUNN, Surgeon. [2, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    SELFE [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

Spouse:                 Ann SMITH

 

Birth:                      1660-70 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681; Anne SMITH, 1685]         Minor in mother's will, married in grandmother's

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1665-<1680)

Mother:                   Elizabeth NICHOLAS (<1665-1680)

 

Notes for SELFE

 

 

Notes for Ann SMITH

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep. £500 to my daughter Ann SMITH on her marriage day or when she is 21... all other rings, plate, jewels, household goods etc to my daughter Ann SMITH... [1, /366 q.78]

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]... to my grandson Thomas SMITH, son of Thomas SMITH deceased, a silver gilt salt; to my granddaughter Anne SELFE, daughter of the sd Thomas SMITH, one silver bowl... [1, /381 q.142]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Hester SHEPPARD [1]

 

Alias/AKA:              'Esther' [1, p3]

Baptism:                 15 Sep 1715            Frome, St John [2]         Easter d/o John & Philiph SHEPARD, borne this day

Birth:                      15 Sep 1715 [1]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1680-1720)

Mother:                   Philippa HUMPHREY (-1750)

 

 

Notes for Hester SHEPPARD

Left £600 by father  [1, p3]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

2. Frome St John SHEPPARD Baptisms, Roland Sheppard, email, 17 Feb 03

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SHEPPARD [1]

 

Birth:                      abt 1680 [1]             Aged 40 at death

Death:                     20 Oct 1720            Frome [1, p.3]

Spouse:                 Philippa HUMPHREY

 

Death:                     25 Mar 1750 [1, p.3]

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Betty SHEPPARD [2]

Birth:                      1705-15

Spouse:                  John SEDGEFIELD

Marriage:                 17 Dec 1747            Frome, St John [3, 23 Feb 03]

 

2 F:                        Anne SHEPPARD [2]

Birth:                      1705-15

Spouse:                  John ALLEN

 

3 M:                        William SHEPPARD

Birth:                      17 Oct 1709 [1, p.5]

Death:                     29 Nov 1759 [1, p.7]

 

4 F:                        Sarah SHEPPARD

Birth:                      1710-20

Death:                     1786 [1, p.47]

Spouse:                  William KINGMAN

Marriage:                 1735 [4, Frome Swd deeds, etc. DD\BR\bd/3 (1719-1893)]

 

5 M:                        John SHEPPARD [2]

Birth:                      abt 1710 [2]

Baptism:                 24 Jan 1717/8          Frome, St John [5]         John s/o Mr John & Philiph SHEPARD, borne  [blank]

Death:                     11 Oct 1795 [2, p42]

Spouse:                  Sophie PARSONS

Marriage:                 bef 1747 [2]             Dau Sophie b abt 1746

 

6 F:                        Hester SHEPPARD [2]

Birth:                      15 Sep 1715 [2]

Baptism:                 15 Sep 1715            Frome, St John [5]         Easter d/o John & Philiph SHEPARD, borne this day

 

 

Sources

1. The Sheppards & C18 Frome, Derek J. Gill, Frome Soc. for Local Study, 1982

2. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

3. Peggy Goodger, email

4. SRO online catalogues

5. Frome St John SHEPPARD Baptisms, Roland Sheppard, email, 17 Feb 03

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SHEPPARD [1]

 

Birth:                      abt 1748 [1]

Death:                     1791 [1]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1710-1795)

Mother:                   Sophie PARSONS (<1732-)

 

 

Notes for John SHEPPARD

1755 'life' on lease of 17 High St from uncle William to father John  [1, p16]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2000

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SHEPPARD [1]

 

Baptism:                 24 Jan 1717/8          Frome, St John [2]         John s/o Mr John & Philiph SHEPARD, borne  [blank]

Birth:                      abt 1710 [1]

Death:                     11 Oct 1795 [1, p42]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1680-1720)

Mother:                   Philippa HUMPHREY (-1750)

Marriage:                 bef 1747 [1]             Dau Sophie b abt 1746

 

Spouse:                 Sophie PARSONS [1]

 

Birth:                      bef 1732                  Bristol?

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Sophie SHEPPARD [1]

Birth:                      abt 1746 [1]

Death:                     1801 [1]

Spouse:                  Daniel WAYLAND

Marriage:                 1781 [1, p44]

 

2 M:                        John SHEPPARD [1]

Birth:                      abt 1748 [1]

Death:                     1791 [1]

 

3 M:                        Joseph SHEPPARD [1]

Birth:                      abt 1753 [1]

Death:                     1826 [1]

 

4 F:                        Sarah SHEPPARD [1]

Death:                     1781 [1]

 

 

Notes for John SHEPPARD

1740 brother Wm leased him 21-23 Wine St, leased during the 30s to Thomas LACEY, carpenter: John lived there for the rest of his life

1744 leased 7 Wine St from bro Wm renewed in 1764. Occupied in 1751 by Jacob POBJOY, builder. Also lessee of No 6.

1750 2 & 3 Sth Pde leased by bro William to John SHEPPARD of Wine St House

1755 leased 17 High St from bro William: son John and dau Sophia were 'lives'

1760 'life', with sister-in-law Eleanor SHEPPARD and her son William, on lease of Catherine Hill

1785 employing six scriblers and five shearers  [1, pp28, 43]

  [1, p28]

  [1, p23]

  [1, p16]

  [1, p19]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

2. Frome St John SHEPPARD Baptisms, Roland Sheppard, email, 17 Feb 03

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Joseph SHEPPARD [1]

 

Birth:                      abt 1753 [1]

Occupation:             Wine merchant [1, p44]

Death:                     1826 [1]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1710-1795)

Mother:                   Sophie PARSONS (<1732-)

 

 

Notes for Joseph SHEPPARD

Inherited father's property and lived in Wine St House all his life

Bought plot at the rear of 17 High St from the heirs of Henry SHEPPARD

Built stable between 1 and 2 Wine St shortly before 1823

Financial difficulties towards the end of his life: mortgaged house to Samuel HUMPHRIES of Sth Pde.

1823 made over his property to his nephew and heir, Revd Daniel Sheppard WAYLAND on trust to pay off his debts.

1824 mortgage redeemed by cousin John SHEPPARD of Iron Gates  [1, p44]

  [1, p29]

  [1, p29]

  [1, p44]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2000

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Sarah SHEPPARD [1]

 

Death:                     1781 [1]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1710-1795)

Mother:                   Sophie PARSONS (<1732-)

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2000

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William SHEPPARD

 

Birth:                      17 Oct 1709 [1, p.5]

Death:                     29 Nov 1759 [1, p.7]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1680-1720)

Mother:                   Philippa HUMPHREY (-1750)

 

 

Sources

1. The Sheppards & C18 Frome, Derek J. Gill, Frome Soc. for Local Study, 1982

 

 

Last Modified:          7 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1656

Death:                     bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

Marriage:                 bef 1671

 

Spouse:                 Anne UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1656

Death:                     Apr to Nov 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, Widow]      Will signed/proved

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Thomas SMITH [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

Birth:                      bef 1665

Death:                     bef Sep 1680

Spouse:                  Elizabeth NICHOLAS

Marriage:                 bef Sep 1680

 

2 F:                        Abigail SMITH [1, Ann SMITH, 1685]

Birth:                      bef 1670

Spouse:                  Francis MERCER

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

3 M:                        Unknown SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1670

 

 

Notes for Anne UNKNOWN

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep... gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' to my dear mother in law Anne SMITH, Widow... [1, /366 q.78]

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]

• to my grandson Edward MADOX £100

• to my cousin Thomas YERBURY of Bradford £5 and to his son Thomas YERBURY £5 and to my cousin John YERBURY grandson of John YERBURY decd

• to my granddaughter Anne NEWHAM £5

• to my cousin Abigaile FROWDE £5 and to Mary FROWDE £5 and to my cousin Katherine MERTON £5

• to the psh church of Frome towards repairs £10

• to the poor of the psh of Frome Swd £5, half of it in bread and half of it in shifts for poor women

• to my grandson Thomas SMITH, son of Thomas SMITH deceased, a silver gilt salt

• to my granddaughter Anne SELFE, daughter of the sd Thomas SMITH, one silver bowl

• to my grandson Robert SMITH my gold ring with his name in it and the Clothmark

• to my grandson Edward MADOX my silver tankard

• to my grandson Richard SMITH a gold ring

• to my kinsmen John COLEMAN, Apothecary of the City of New Sarum, and James SCUDAMORE, Mercer of Frome Swd, 20s apiece to buy a ring to wear in remembrance of me

• to my Exors my messuage, tenement and lands which was purchased by my late husband of Richard CABELL Esq. and all other tenements which I have

• the residue of my personal estate in trust to my Exors

- to convey half of the sd leases, mortgages, household goods etc. to my daughter Anne FROWDE Widow for her own proper use; and if she dies before this can be done, to be equally divided  among those of her children living at the time of her death

- during the coverture of my daughter Abigaile MERCER and her husband Francis MERCER keep the other half and the profits paid into the hands of my daughter Abigaile; and if she survives her husband deliver it to her; otherwise to be divided between those of her children living at the time of her death

Executors: John COLEMAN and James SCUDAMORE

Witnesses: Will BODY, Jos. SOMNER, Sarah HILL [1, /381 q.142]

1685 Will proved 9 Nov at PCC London by John COLEMAN and James SCUDAMORE [1, /381 q.142]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Anne SMITH

 

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Anne SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my four daughters Mary, Joyce, Dorothy and Anne £150 apiece to be paid after their respective marriages provided they marry according to the approbation of my brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS and in the mean time my wife to have the interest for their maintenance and education... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Christopher SMITH

 

Baptism:                 Oct 1670-Nov 1671 [1]          Will signed/proved

Birth:                      bef 1650

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1632-<1681)

Mother:                   Dorothy UNKNOWN (<1632-1681)

Marriage:                 bef 1665

 

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1650

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Thomas SMITH

Birth:                      1651-64 [1, Christopher SMITH, 1671; John SMITH, 1685]       Minor in father's will; Trustee to uncle John in Feb 1684

Death:                     aft Feb 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1684]

 

2 M:                        Christopher SMITH

 

3 M:                        William SMITH

 

4 F:                        Elizabeth SMITH

 

5 F:                        Mary SMITH

 

 

Notes for Christopher SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct.

• to my loving wife all my household stuff for life if she remains unmarried; and after her decease or marriage to my eldest son Thomas SMITH

• to my second son Christopher SMITH £300 when he is 21; in the mean time my Exor to pay him £16 p.a. towards his education and maintenance

• to my third son William SMITH £250 when he is 21; in the mean time my Exor to pay him £14 p.a. towards his education and maintenance

• to my eldest daughter Elizabeth SMITH £150 when she is 21 or marries and in the mean time my Exor to pay her £9 p.a. towards her education and maintenance

• to my youngest daughter and child Mary SMITH £100 when she is 21 or marries; in the mean time my Exor to pay her £6 p.a. towards her education and maintenance

• if any of my four younger children die before their portion is due, it shall be divided equally between the survivor(s)

• residue to my eldest son Thomas SMITH

Overseers: my brother John SMITH, my brother Michael SMITH and my brother Henry SMITH

Executor: my eldest son Thomas SMITH

Witnesses: John SMITH, Dorothy SMITH (X) [1, /337 q.137]

1671 Will proved 23 Nov at PCC London Michael SMITH, Overseer named in the will, commissioned to administer according to the tenour of the will during the minority of Thomas SMITH, son and Exor: see also marginal notes [1, /337 q.137]

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar... £50 to be equally divided among my son Christopher's children... [1, /368 q.174]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Notes for UNKNOWN

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... to my loving wife all my household stuff for life if she remains unmarried... [1, /337 q.137]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Christopher SMITH

 

Father:                    Christopher SMITH (<1650-)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1650-)

 

 

Notes for Christopher SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... to my second son Christopher SMITH £300 when he is 21; in the mean time my Exor to pay him £16 p.a. towards his education and maintenance... if any of my four younger children die before their portion is due, it shall be divided equally between the survivor(s)... [1, /337 q.137]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Dorothy SMITH

 

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Dorothy SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my four daughters Mary, Joyce, Dorothy and Anne £150 apiece to be paid after their respective marriages provided they marry according to the approbation of my brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS and in the mean time my wife to have the interest for their maintenance and education... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Elizabeth SMITH

 

Father:                    Christopher SMITH (<1650-)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1650-)

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... to my eldest daughter Elizabeth SMITH £150 when she is 21 or marries and in the mean time my Exor to pay her £9 p.a. towards her education and maintenance... if any of my four younger children die before their portion is due, it shall be divided equally between the survivor(s)... [1, /337 q.137]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Henry SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1650 [1, Christopher SMITH, 1671]           Overseer to brother Christopher

Occupation:             Tallow Chandler [1, /351 q.105]

Death:                     May to Aug 1676 [1, /351 q.105]

Burial:                                                   Frome, St John [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1632-<1681)

Mother:                   Dorothy UNKNOWN (<1632-1681)

Marriage:                 bef 1666

 

Spouse:                 Joyce UNKNOWN

 

Death:                     aft Aug 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]             Proved husband's will 30 Aug

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Mary SMITH

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

 

2 F:                        Joyce SMITH

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

 

3 F:                        Dorothy SMITH

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

 

4 F:                        Anne SMITH

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

 

5 M:                        Thomas SMITH

Birth:                      1656-76 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]                    Minor in father's will

 

6 M:                        Henry SMITH

Birth:                      1656-76 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]                    Minor in father's will

 

7 M:                        Michael SMITH

Birth:                      1656-76 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]                    Minor in father's will

 

 

Notes for Henry SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... Overseers: my brother John SMITH, my brother Michael SMITH and my brother Henry SMITH... [1, /337 q.137]

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May.

• my body to be buried in the churchyard of Frome

• to my four daughters Mary, Joyce, Dorothy and Anne £150 apiece to be paid after their respective marriages provided they marry according to the approbation of my brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS; and in the mean time my wife to have the interest for their maintenance and education

• to my son Thomas £100 when he is 21

• to my sd son Thomas my estate in two tenements in West Woodlands called NEWMANs and JAMSES, provided my wife shall have the rents for 40 years if she lives so long and continues a widow

• to my son Henry £100 when he is 21; in the mean time my wife to have the profits for his maintenance and education

• to my son Michael £100 when he is 21; in the mean time, my wife to have the profits for his maintenance and education;

• to my sd son Michael the estate I have in the closes of ground known as COOKs grounds and Edge Mead, provided that my wife has the rents for 60  [?] years if she lives so long and remains a widow

• if my sd sons Thomas, Henry and Michael dies before they are 21, their portion equally to the survivor(s)

• to my loving wife the dwelling house wherein I now inhabit with the appurtenances for life

• 10s apiece to my Overseers

• residue to my loving wife Joyce

Overseers: my sd brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS

Executrix: my wife Joyce

Witnesses: John GIFFORD, James SMITH [1, /351 q.105]

Will proved 30 Aug 1676 at PCC London by Joyce SMITH, Relict and Exix. See also marginal note [1, /351 q.105]

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar. Trustees: My three sons John, James and Michael SMITH... a 20s piece of gold to each of my three sons... £50 to be equally divided among the children of my deceased son Henry... [1, /368 q.174]

 

 

Notes for Joyce UNKNOWN

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my four daughters Mary, Joyce, Dorothy and Anne £150 apiece to be paid after their respective marriages provided they marry according to the approbation of my brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS and in the mean time my wife to have the interest for their maintenance and education; to my son Thomas £100 when he is 21 and my estate in two tenements in West Woodlands called NEWMANs and JAMSES, provided my wife shall have the rents for 40 years if she lives so long and continues a widow; to my son Henry £100 when he is 21, in the mean time my wife to have the profits for his maintenance and education... to my sd son Michael the estate I have in the closes of ground known as COOKs grounds and Edge Mead, provided that my wife has the rents for 60  [?] years if she lives so long and remains a widow... to my loving wife the dwelling house wherein I now inhabit with the appurtenances for life... residue to my loving wife Joyce... Exix: my wife Joyce...Will proved 30 Aug 1676 at PCC London by Joyce SMITH, Relict and Exix. See also marginal note [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Henry SMITH

 

Birth:                      1656-76 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]                    Minor in father's will

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Henry SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my son Henry £100 when he is 21, in the mean time my wife to have the profits for his maintenance and education... if any of my sd sons Thomas, Henry and Michael dies before they are 21, his portion equally to the survivor(s)... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James SMITH

 

Birth:                      1683-96 [1, James SMITH, 1696; Samuel KINGMAN, 1684]     Minor in father's will; not mentioned in grandfather's

Death:                     aft Jun 1696

Father:                    James SMITH (~1649-1696)

Mother:                   Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for James SMITH

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... to my son James SMITH my house and backside called WILTONs in Frome for the term of 100 years after the decease of John WILTON and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his maintenance and education... to my son James half a dozen of my best silver spoons... a plain gold ring apiece to each of my sons... [1, /435 q.260]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James SMITH

 

Birth:                      abt 1649 [1]             Aged 34 in 1683

Death:                     Jun to Nov 1696 [2, /435 q.260]                     Will signed/proved

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1632-<1681)

Mother:                   Dorothy UNKNOWN (<1632-1681)

Spouse:                 Elizabeth WHITCHURCH [2, James SMITH, 1696]

 

Father:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH (<1640-~1684)

Mother:                   Alice UNKNOWN (->1683)

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Sarah SMITH

Birth:                      1676-81 [2, Dorothy SMITH, 1681; James SMITH, 1696]          Minor in grandmother's and father's wills

 

2 M:                        Samuel SMITH

Birth:                      1676-83 [2, Samuel KINGMAN, 1684; James SMITH, 1696]     Minor in grandfather's and father's wills

Death:                     aft Jun 1696 [2, James SMITH, 1696]

 

3 F:                        Jane SMITH

Birth:                      1663-83 [2, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Minor in grandfather's will

 

4 M:                        James SMITH

Birth:                      1683-96 [2, James SMITH, 1696; Samuel KINGMAN, 1684]     Minor in father's will; not mentioned in grandfather's

Death:                     aft Jun 1696

 

5 M:                        Michael SMITH

Birth:                      1683-96 [2, James SMITH, 1696; Samuel KINGMAN, 1684]     Minor in father's will; not mentioned in grandfather's

 

6 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      1683-96 [2, James SMITH, 1696; Samuel KINGMAN, 1684]     Minor in father's will; not mentioned in grandfather's

 

 

Notes for James SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... Witnesses: John GIFFORD, James SMITH [2, /351 q.105]

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar. Trustees: My three sons John, James and Michael SMITH... a 20s piece of gold to each of my three sons... £50 to Sarah, the only living daughter of my son James, to be paid on her marriage or when she is 21... residue to my three sons. Exors: John SMITH, James SMITH and Michael SMITH... Proved 14 Nov 1681 at PCC London by John SMITH, James SMITH and Michael SMITH [2, /368 q.174]

1683 Michael SMITH, tenant of the Manor of Marston Bigot on lives of Michael SMITH (36) and James SMITH (34) by assignment from John NORFOLK [1]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters... [2, /381 q.114]

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun.

• to my daughter Sarah SMITH my parcel of ROWLESs  [?] ground called lut  [late?] COOKE near Clink in the psh of Frome from the death of Elizabeth my wife for the whole term unexpired

• to my sd daughter Sarah £300 when she is 21 or married provided her mother and uncles think it convenient; and she shall receive the interest in the mean time towards her maintenance and education

• to my son James SMITH my house and backside called WILTONs in Frome for the term of 100 years after the decease of John WILTON

• to my sd son James £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his maintenance and education

• to my son Michael SMITH my dwelling house and backside now in the possession of Mr James BENNETT in Frome immediately after the deaths of Mr Thomas NAPPER and Lydia his wife during the term of 100 years

• to my sd son Michael £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance

• to my son John my two dwelling houses and backsides now in the possessions of Anthony FRICKER and Sarah WALTER, Widow, after the deaths of Edward FARR and Edward FRICKER for the term of 100 years

• to my son John £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance

• to my eldest son Samuel my land called Chantry Lands for ever, except what is hereinbefore bequeathed

• to my sd son Samuel £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance

• if any of my children above named dies before they are 21 or married, their share equally to the survivors

• to my son Samuel my silver tankard

• to my son James half a dozen of my best silver spoons

• to my son Michael my silver beaker

• to my son John my silver tumbler

• a plain gold ring apiece to each of my sons

• to Sarah my daughter her grandmother's wedding ring with all the rest of my small plate, provided my wife has the use of them until she is 21 or married

• residue to Elizabeth my loving wife

• a ring apiece to my Overseers

Executrix: Elizabeth my wife

Overseers: my brother Michael SMITH and my brother in law Jonathan WHITCHURCH

Witnesses: Anne PHILLIPS (X), Sarah ROGERS (X), John LEWIS [2, /435 q.260]

1696 Will proved: 1 Dec at PCC London by Elizabeth SMITH, Relict and Exix [2, /435 q.260]

 

 

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my son-in-law James SMITH and his wife my daughter 10s apiece to buy rings... to my three grandchildren Samuel, Sarah and Jane SMITH, son and daughters of James SMITH, £50 in equal shares to be paid when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [2, /378 q.168]

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... to my daughter Sarah SMITH my parcel of ROWLESs  [?] ground called lut  [late?] COOKE near Clink in the psh of Frome from the death of Elizabeth my wife for the whole term unexpired; and £300 when she is 21 or married provided her mother and uncles think it convenient... to Sarah my daughter her grandmother's wedding ring with all the rest of my small plate, provided my wife has the use of them until she is 21 or married... Exix: Elizabeth my wife... Will proved 1 Dec 1696 at PCC London by Elizabeth SMITH, Relict and Exix [2, /435 q.260]

 

 

Sources

1. Survey of of the Manor of Marston Bigot, 20 Mar 1683/4, Petworth House, Sussex

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Jane SMITH

 

Birth:                      1663-83 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Minor in grandfather's will

Father:                    James SMITH (~1649-1696)

Mother:                   Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Jane SMITH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my three grandchildren Samuel, Sarah and Jane SMITH, son and daughters of James SMITH, £50 in equal shares to be paid when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Jane SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1665

Death:                     aft Jul 1685

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

 

 

Notes for Jane SMITH

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my two sons John SMITH and Norfolke SMITH all my wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to be divided equally among them; to my sd son John SMITH for ever, my lands and tenements in Berkley which Thomas SMITH, my late father, gave me in his will in lieu of a bond lately entered into by me to my grandson John SMITH; to the sd John SMITH my eldest son and Mary his now wife £10; to my niece Mary SMITH, daughter  [sic] of my sd son John SMITH, 20s; to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters, their heirs etc for ever, they paying to Susanna DORE my eldest daughter £4 p.a. for life, provided that if my daughter Susanna DORE surrenders her present estate which she has in a copyhold messuage in Vicarage Street in the psh of Frome except to renew it for her children, the sd £5 shall no longer be paid; to my niece Mary, daughter  [sic] of the sd John SMITH £100 to be paid to her father for her use within three years after my decease; to my niece Jane, daughter of Dorothy HAYES, £50 to be paid to her father for her use within eight years after my decease, he giving my Exices security that she shall receive it when she marries or is 21; and if she dies before then to the children my sd daughter Dorothy has at that time; to Mr Richard JENKINS and John METHWIN Esq. £150 to be paid them within four years of my death and be laid out for my son Norfolke's education in the University; whatever money I send my son Norfolke after the date of this will to be counted as part of the £150; to my sd son Nortolke £150 to be paid him four years after my death provided he gives to Mr Richard JENKINS, John METHWIN Esq., Paul METHWIN or Michael SMITH a good account of his expending of the first £150; to my nephew Joseph BENSON £20; to my nephew Samuel BENSON £10 to be laid out by my Trustees before named towards putting their lives into the copyhold estate now their mother's in Frome in case it can be bought, or towards binding them apprentices as soon as they shall be capable thereof; all of these legacies to be raised by my daughters  [sic] Jane and Mary, and in default, the farm to be leased, sold or mortgaged; to my daughter Susanna DORE £5; to my son in law John HAYES and Dorothy his wife £5 apiece to buy clothes; 20s apiece to each of my Trustees; to my sd daughter Mary SMITH the messuage or dwelling house wherein I now live for all the term I have in it, provided she suffers her sister Jane to cohabit therein until her marriage; residue to my sd daughters Jane and Mary SMITH. Exices: my daughters Jane and Mary SMITH

1685 Will proved 6 Aug at PCC London by Jane and Mary SMITH, Exices [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Baptism:                 20 Dec 1726            Foxcote St James [1]     John s/o Robert & Mary SMITH

Birth:                      1726                       Foxcote?

Death:                     1756-77 [2], [3]

Father:                    Robert SMITH (1699-<1756)

Mother:                   Mary BENNETT (<1711-<1756)

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      aft 1741

Death:                     aft 1776

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1756 John SMITH Esq. of Combhay, eldest son and heir of Robert SMITH of Combhay Esq. deceased by Mary his wife also deceased who was the only daughter and heir of Thomas BENNETT late of Steple Ashton, Wilts, Esq. deceased [2]

1777 When the Rook Lane Trustees finally purchased the freehold of the land and the buildings... the man in whom the reversion was vested was John SMITH of Coombehay, who was the only son and heir of John SMITH, late of Coombehay, who as one of the two infant sons of the Robert SMITH and Margaret, his wife, d/o Margaret KINGMAN, widow, as set out in the original deed of 1706..." [3]

 

 

Sources

1. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

2. Deed to effect a recover, 17 Jan 1756, John SMITH of Combhay, Thomas NAISH of Bath & Thomas BOLD, Ashton Court papers, Bristol RO

 

3. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      abt 1681                  Aged 67 at death

Death:                     26 Jun 1748             Stony Littleton? [1]         John SMITH Esq. of Stony Littleton who died 26 Jun 1748 in the 68th year of his Age

Father:                    Robert SMITH (~1655-1714)

Mother:                   Dorothy CHAMPNEYS (~1652-1721)

Other Spouses:       UNKNOWN

Spouse:                 Ann BENNETT

 

Birth:                      abt 1687                  Steeple Ashton, Wilts?   Aged 37 at death

Death:                     24 Jan 1724/5          Stony Littleton? [1]         Ann w/o John SMITH of Stoney Littleton,  died 24 Jan 1724 in the 38th year of her Age

Burial:                     28 Jan 1724/5          Foxcote St James          Ann w/o John SMITH of Littleton

Father:                    Thomas BENNETT (<1662-<1756)

 

Notes for John SMITH

1724 Ann w/o John SMITH of Stoney Littleton, died 24 Jan in the 38th year of her Age [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

 

 

Last Modified:          4 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      abt 1681                  Aged 67 at death

Death:                     26 Jun 1748             Stony Littleton? [1]         John SMITH Esq. of Stony Littleton who died 26 Jun 1748 in the 68th year of his Age

Father:                    Robert SMITH (~1655-1714)

Mother:                   Dorothy CHAMPNEYS (~1652-1721)

Other Spouses:       Ann BENNETT

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Ann SMITH

Birth:                      abt 1729                  Aged 22 at death

Death:                     25 Aug 1751            Stony Littleton? [1]         Ann  [d/o John SMITH Esq. of Stony Littleton] w/o John SMITH Esq of Stony Littleton who died 25 Aug 1751 Aged 22

Spouse:                  John SMITH

Marriage:                 25 Jun 1745             Foxcote St James

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1724 Ann w/o John SMITH of Stoney Littleton,  died 24 Jan in the 38th year of her Age [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

 

 

Last Modified:          4 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Death:                     aft 1718

Father:                    Robert SMITH (<1689-1719)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1689-)

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      1699-1705

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [1]       Mentioned in will of Wm KINGMAN

Father:                    Robert SMITH (1670-1705)

Mother:                   Margaret KINGMAN (<1684-1755)

Marriage:                 25 Jun 1745             Foxcote St James

 

Spouse:                 Ann SMITH

 

Birth:                      abt 1729                  Aged 22 at death

Death:                     25 Aug 1751            Stony Littleton? [2]         Ann  [d/o John SMITH Esq. of Stony Littleton] w/o John SMITH Esq of Stony Littleton who died 25 Aug 1751 Aged 22

Father:                    John SMITH (~1681-1748)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

Notes for John SMITH

1706 Margaret KINGMAN, Widow of Frome, and Robert & John SMITH, Gents of Littleton, Exors of Robert SMITH, Gent late of Frome Swd deceased, and Trustees in the will of Margaret SMITH, widow of Robert SMITH deceased, jointly granted a lease dated 10 Mar for a ground settled on  [her daughter] Margaret SMITH for life, and after her death to her children begotten by Robert SMITH, her late husband, which children were two sons, Robert SMITH and John SMITH, infants  [to the Trustees of the future Rook Lane Chapel] [3]

1745 John SMITH of Frome Swd [4]

1751 Ann, d/o John SMITH Esq. of Stony Littleton, w/o John SMITH Esq of Stony Littleton, died 25 Aug [2]

1762 William KINGMAN, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 26 Mar: ...£230 now in the hands of my cousin John SMITH Esq. as Exor of his late mother  [Margaret SMITH, nee KINGMAN] who was one of the Exors of my father's will which was to be laid out in lands and settled to diverse uses, to my wife... [5, 1767.43; SRO ref: DD/BR/bd3 bundle 1]

 

 

 

Notes for Ann SMITH

1745 Miss Ann SMITH of Littleton in ye parish of Wellow [4]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

2. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

3. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

4. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

5. Archdeacon's Court of Wells wills

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      aft 1741

Death:                     aft 1776

Father:                    John SMITH (1726-1756)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1777 When the Rook Lane Trustees finally purchased the freehold of the land and the buildings... the man in whom the reversion was vested was John SMITH of Coombehay, who was the only son and heir of John SMITH, late of Coombehay, who as one of the two infant sons of the Robert SMITH and Margaret, his wife, d/o Margaret KINGMAN, widow, as set out in the original deed of 1706..." [1]

 

 

Sources

1. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

 

 

Last Modified:          25 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef Mar 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

Father:                    John SMITH (<1661-~1744)

Mother:                   Mary UNKNOWN (<1669-<1733)

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my son John SMITH for ever, my lands and tenements in Berkley which Thomas SMITH, my late father, gave me in his will in lieu of a bond lately entered into by me to my grandson John SMITH... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      1683-96 [1, James SMITH, 1696; Samuel KINGMAN, 1684]     Minor in father's will; not mentioned in grandfather's

Father:                    James SMITH (~1649-1696)

Mother:                   Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... to my son John my two dwelling houses and backsides now in the possessions of Anthony FRICKER and Sarah WALTER, Widow, after the deaths of Edward FARR and Edward FRICKER for the term of 100 years and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance... to my son John my silver tumbler; a plain gold ring apiece to each of my sons [1, /435 q.260]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1646

Death:                     Feb 1684-Aug 1685 [1, /381 q.114]                Will signed/proved

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1632-<1681)

Mother:                   Dorothy UNKNOWN (<1632-1681)

Marriage:                 bef 1662

 

Spouse:                 Jane UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1646

Death:                     bef 1683 [2, 0.11/43]

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1661 [1, Dorothy SMITH]Exor of mother's will

Death:                     abt 1744 [1]             Will proved 5 Jun

Spouse:                  Mary UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1685

Spouse:                  Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1733 [1, Peter MASKELL, 1732]

 

2 F:                        Susannah SMITH [1, John SMITH, 1685]

Birth:                      bef 1662 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                     Two younger sisters b. bef. 1665

Spouse:                  DORE

Marriage:                 bef 1685 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

3 M:                        Norfolk SMITH [1, John SMITH, 1685]

Birth:                      abt 1664 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                    About to go to university in Feb 1684

Death:                     aft Jan 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

4 M:                        Michael SMITH

Death:                     Aug 1741-May 1744 [1, John SMITH, 1744]    Brother John's will signed/proved

 

5 F:                        Dorothy SMITH [1, John SMITH, 1685]

Birth:                      bef 1670

Spouse:                  John HAYES

Marriage:                 bef 1685

 

6 F:                        Jane SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1665

Death:                     aft Jul 1685

 

7 F:                        Mary SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1665                  Proved father's will 1685

Death:                     aft Jul 1685 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                Proved father's will 6 Aug

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... Overseers: my brother John SMITH, my brother Michael SMITH and my brother Henry SMITH... [1, /337 q.137]

1682 John SMITH, woodland raper, s/o Thomas and Dorothy SMITH; f/o Mary & Norfolke SMITH, son & dau  [sic]; Jane his wife (1649; dead by 1682). Leased property in Cheap Street. Rent 13s 4d. [2, 0.11/43]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb.

• 40s to be disbursed at my funeral; the person who has least to have 6d

• to my two sons John SMITH and Norfolke SMITH all my wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to be divided equally among them

• to my sd son John SMITH for ever, my lands and tenements in Berkley which Thomas SMITH, my late father, gave me in his will in lieu of a bond lately entered into by me to my grandson John SMITH

• to the sd John SMITH my eldest son and Mary his now wife £10

• to my niece Mary SMITH, daughter  [sic] of my sd son John SMITH, 20s

• to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust

- to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters, their heirs etc for ever, they paying to Susanna DORE my eldest daughter £4 p.a. for life, provided that if my daughter Susanna DORE surrenders her present estate which she has in a copyhold messuage in Vicarage Street in the psh of Frome except to renew it for her children, the sd £5 shall no longer be paid

• to my niece Mary, daughter  [sic] of the sd John SMITH £100 to be paid to her father for her use within three years after my decease

• to my niece Jane, daughter of Dorothy HAYES, £50 to be paid to her father for her use within eight years after my decease, he giving my Exices security that she shall receive it when she marries or is 21; and if she dies before then to the children my sd daughter Dorothy has at that time

• to Mr Richard JENKINS and John METHWIN Esq. £150 to be paid them within four years of my death and be laid out for my son Norfolke's education in the University; whatever money I send my son Norfolke after the date of this will to be counted as part of the £150

• to my sd son Nortolke £150 to be paid him four years after my death provided he gives to Mr Richard JENKINS, John METHWIN Esq., Paul METHWIN or Michael SMITH a good account of his expending of the first £150

• to my nephew Joseph BENSON £20

• to my nephew Samuel BENSON £10 to be laid out by my Trustees before named towards putting their lives into the copyhold estate now their mother's in Frome in case it can be bought, or towards binding them apprentices as soon as they shall be capable thereof

• all of these legacies to be raised by my daughters  [sic] Jane and Mary, and in default, the farm to be leased, sold or mortgaged

• to my daughter Susanna DORE £5

• to my son in law John HAYES and Dorothy his wife £5 apiece to buy clothes

• 20s apiece to each of my Trustees

• to my sd daughter Mary SMITH the messuage or dwelling house wherein I now live for all the term I have in it, provided she suffers her sister Jane to cohabit therein until her marriage

• residue to my sd daughters Jane and Mary SMITH

Executrices: my daughters Jane and Mary SMITH

Witnesses: John GIFFORD, Sarah DEVERELL, George WEST [1, /381 q.114]

1685 Will proved 6 Aug at PCC London by Jane and Mary SMITH, Exices [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Notes for Jane UNKNOWN

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my niece Jane, daughter of Dorothy HAYES, £50 to be paid to her father for her use within eight years after my decease, he giving my Exices security that she shall receive it when she marries or is 21; and if she dies before then to the children my sd daughter Dorothy has at that time... to my son in law John HAYES and Dorothy his wife £5 apiece to buy clothes... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1661 [1, Dorothy SMITH]Exor of mother's will

Occupation:             Attorney

Death:                     abt 1744 [1]             Will proved 5 Jun

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

Other Spouses:       Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1685

 

Spouse:                 Mary UNKNOWN [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1669

Death:                     bef 1733 [1, Peter MASKELL, 1733]

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      bef Mar 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

2 F:                        Mary SMITH [1, James SMITH, 1685]

Birth:                      bef Mar 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

 

Notes for John SMITH

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar... £50 to be equally divided among my son John's children... a 20s piece of gold to my grandson John SMITH, beside his part in the £50... [1, /368 q.174]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my two sons John SMITH and Norfolke SMITH all my wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to be divided equally among them; to my sd son John SMITH for ever, my lands and tenements in Berkley which Thomas SMITH, my late father, gave me in his will in lieu of a bond lately entered into by me to my grandson John SMITH; to the sd John SMITH my eldest son and Mary his now wife £10; to my niece Mary SMITH, daughter  [sic] of my sd son John SMITH, 20s... to my niece Mary, daughter  [sic] of the sd John SMITH £100 to be paid to her father for her use within three years after my decease... [1, /381 q.114]

1720 John SMITH, Gent. Cottage at Petty Wales. Rent 8s 8d [2, 0.11/27]

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb... Witnesses: John SMITH, Robert PARSONS, Betty WEST [1, /658 q.124]

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X)... Exors: John MASKELL and my son-in-law John SMITH.

1736 John MASKELL and John SMITH proved the will of Elizabeth MASKELL 5 May at PCC London [1, /677 q.112]

1741 John SMITH, Attorney of Frome Swd, signed will 5 Aug.

• to my cousin, Ann JENKINS, Widow, and Ann her daughter, 4s per week during their joint lives and on the death of either of them, 2s per week to the survivor for life

• to my servant Elizabeth GREY, Widow, 2s 6d per week as long as she continues in that name  [?]

• £5 to be equally divided amongst the children of cousin John HAYES that are now unmarried, all to be paid out of the rents of my personal estate in the psh of Frome...

• residue to my well beloved brother Michael SMITH, Surgeon of Weymouth, Dorset.

Exors: Michael SMITH, Peter CHAPMAN and John HAYES.

Witnesses: John CLARKE, Leo. WHITCHURCH, Stephen SYMES. [1, /734 Image ref.113]

1744 Will proved 5 Jun at PCC London by Michael SMITH, brother and Exor; power reserved to grant to CHAPMAN and John HAYES, Exors in Trust. Note: On 29 Mar 1749 Admon with the Will annexed of the goods of John SMITH, left unadministered by Michael SMITH deced  [?], was granted to Hannah WARREN, wife of Thomas WARREN, admx of the goods of Michael SMITH, Peter CHAPMAN, the surviving Exor in Trust first renouncing [1, /734 Image ref.113]

 

 

Notes for Mary UNKNOWN

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1661 [1, Dorothy SMITH]Exor of mother's will

Occupation:             Attorney

Death:                     abt 1744 [1]             Will proved 5 Jun

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

Other Spouses:       Mary UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1733 [1, Peter MASKELL, 1732]

 

Spouse:                 Elizabeth UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1718

Father:                    UNKNOWN

Mother:                   Elizabeth UNKNOWN (-1736)

 

Notes for John SMITH

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar... £50 to be equally divided among my son John's children... a 20s piece of gold to my grandson John SMITH, beside his part in the £50... [1, /368 q.174]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my two sons John SMITH and Norfolke SMITH all my wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to be divided equally among them; to my sd son John SMITH for ever, my lands and tenements in Berkley which Thomas SMITH, my late father, gave me in his will in lieu of a bond lately entered into by me to my grandson John SMITH; to the sd John SMITH my eldest son and Mary his now wife £10; to my niece Mary SMITH, daughter  [sic] of my sd son John SMITH, 20s... to my niece Mary, daughter  [sic] of the sd John SMITH £100 to be paid to her father for her use within three years after my decease... [1, /381 q.114]

1720 John SMITH, Gent. Cottage at Petty Wales. Rent 8s 8d [2, 0.11/27]

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb... Witnesses: John SMITH, Robert PARSONS, Betty WEST [1, /658 q.124]

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X)... Exors: John MASKELL and my son-in-law John SMITH.

1736 John MASKELL and John SMITH proved the will of Elizabeth MASKELL 5 May at PCC London [1, /677 q.112]

1741 John SMITH, Attorney of Frome Swd, signed will 5 Aug.

• to my cousin, Ann JENKINS, Widow, and Ann her daughter, 4s per week during their joint lives and on the death of either of them, 2s per week to the survivor for life

• to my servant Elizabeth GREY, Widow, 2s 6d per week as long as she continues in that name  [?]

• £5 to be equally divided amongst the children of cousin John HAYES that are now unmarried, all to be paid out of the rents of my personal estate in the psh of Frome...

• residue to my well beloved brother Michael SMITH, Surgeon of Weymouth, Dorset.

Exors: Michael SMITH, Peter CHAPMAN and John HAYES.

Witnesses: John CLARKE, Leo. WHITCHURCH, Stephen SYMES. [1, /734 Image ref.113]

1744 Will proved 5 Jun at PCC London by Michael SMITH, brother and Exor; power reserved to grant to CHAPMAN and John HAYES, Exors in Trust. Note: On 29 Mar 1749 Admon with the Will annexed of the goods of John SMITH, left unadministered by Michael SMITH deced  [?], was granted to Hannah WARREN, wife of Thomas WARREN, admx of the goods of Michael SMITH, Peter CHAPMAN, the surviving Exor in Trust first renouncing [1, /734 Image ref.113]

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth UNKNOWN

1732 Peter MASKELL, Wiredrawer of Frome, signed will 5 Feb... 2s 6d to my daughter-in-law Elizabeth SMITH... Witnesses: John SMITH, Robert PARSONS, Betty WEST [1, /658 q.124]

1736 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will (X). Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21. Exors: John MASKELL and my son-in-law John SMITH. Witnesses: Robert BLUNT, John BLUNT, Robert PARSONS.

1736 Will proved 5 May at PCC London by John MASKELL and John SMITH [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Joyce SMITH

 

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Joyce SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my four daughters Mary, Joyce, Dorothy and Anne £150 apiece to be paid after their respective marriages provided they marry according to the approbation of my brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS and in the mean time my wife to have the interest for their maintenance and education... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Mary SMITH

 

Father:                    Christopher SMITH (<1650-)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1650-)

 

 

Notes for Mary SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... to my youngest daughter and child Mary SMITH £100 when she is 21 or marries; in the mean time my Exor to pay her £6 p.a. towards her education and maintenance; if any of my four younger children die before their portion is due, it shall be divided equally between the survivor(s)... [1, /337 q.137]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Mary SMITH [1, James SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef Mar 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

Father:                    John SMITH (<1661-~1744)

Mother:                   Mary UNKNOWN (<1669-<1733)

 

 

Notes for Mary SMITH

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my niece Mary SMITH, daughter  [sic] of my sd son John SMITH, 20s... to my niece Mary, daughter  [sic] of the sd John SMITH £100 to be paid to her father for her use within three years after my decease... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Mary SMITH

 

Death:                     aft Apr 1676 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Mary SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my four daughters Mary, Joyce, Dorothy and Anne £150 apiece to be paid after their respective marriages provided they marry according to the approbation of my brother John SMITH and Andrew ROGERS and in the mean time my wife to have the interest for their maintenance and education... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Mary SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1665                  Proved father's will 1685

Death:                     aft Jul 1685 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                Proved father's will 6 Aug

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

 

 

Notes for Mary SMITH

1682 John SMITH, woodland raper... f/o Mary & Norfolke SMITH, son & dau  [sic]; Jane his wife... Leased property in Cheap Street. Rent 13s 4d. [2, 0.11/43]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters, their heirs etc for ever, they paying to Susanna DORE my eldest daughter £4 p.a. for life... all of these legacies to be raised by my daughters  [sic] Jane and Mary, and in default, the farm to be leased, sold or mortgaged... to my sd daughter Mary SMITH the messuage or dwelling house wherein I now live for all the term I have in it, provided she suffers her sister Jane to cohabit therein until her marriage; residue to my sd daughters Jane and Mary SMITH. Exices: my daughters Jane and Mary SMITH

1685 Will proved 6 Aug at PCC London by Jane and Mary SMITH, Exices [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Michael SMITH

 

Birth:                      abt 1646 [1]             36 in 1683

Occupation:             Surgeon [2]

Death:                     1744-49 [2]              Proved brother John's will; readmon granted

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1632-<1681)

Mother:                   Dorothy UNKNOWN (<1632-1681)

 

 

Notes for Michael SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... Overseers: my brother John SMITH, my brother Michael SMITH and my brother Henry SMITH. Exor: my eldest son Thomas SMITH... Will proved 23 Nov 1671 at PCC London Michael SMITH, Overseer named in the will, commissioned to administer according to the tenour of the will during the minority of Thomas SMITH, son and Exor: see also marginal notes [2, /337 q.137]

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar. Trustees: My three sons John, James and Michael SMITH. My wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to my son Michael, also halfpieces of gold to be distributed as he shall think fit... Exors: John SMITH, James SMITH and Michael SMITH... Proved 14 Nov 1681 at PCC London by John SMITH, James SMITH and Michael SMITH [2, /368 q.174]

1683 Michael SMITH, tenant of the Manor of Marston Bigot on lives of Michael SMITH (36) and James SMITH (34) by assignment from John NORFOLK [1]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters... [2, /381 q.114]

1690 William WHITCHURCH Snr, Gentleman of Frome, signed will 3 Feb... 2 acres of pasture in Northover Field lately inclosed, the inheritance of Michael SMITH, to my daughter Susanna WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever for the terms I have on them... [2, /405 (?) q.474]

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... Overseers: my brother Michael SMITH and my brother in law Jonathan WHITCHURCH [2, James SMITH, 1696]

 

 

Sources

1. Survey of of the Manor of Marston Bigot, 20 Mar 1683/4, Petworth House, Sussex

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Michael SMITH

 

Death:                     Aug 1741-May 1744 [1, John SMITH, 1744]    Brother John's will signed/proved

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

 

 

Notes for Michael SMITH

1741 John SMITH, Attorney of Frome Swd, signed will 5 Aug... residue to my well beloved brother Michael SMITH, Surgeon of Weymouth, Dorset. Exors: Michael SMITH, Peter CHAPMAN and John HAYES... [1, /734 Image ref.113]

1744 Will proved 5 Jun at PCC London by Michael SMITH, brother and Exor; power reserved to grant to CHAPMAN and John HAYES, Exors in Trust. Note: On 29 Mar 1749 Admon with the Will annexed of the goods of John SMITH, left unadministered by Michael SMITH deced  [?], was granted to Hannah WARREN, wife of Thomas WARREN, admx of the goods of Michael SMITH, Peter CHAPMAN, the surviving Exor in Trust first renouncing [1, /734 Image ref.113]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Michael SMITH

 

Birth:                      1683-96 [1, James SMITH, 1696; Samuel KINGMAN, 1684]     Minor in father's will; not mentioned in grandfather's

Father:                    James SMITH (~1649-1696)

Mother:                   Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Michael SMITH

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... to my son Michael SMITH my dwelling house and backside now in the possession of Mr James BENNETT in Frome immediately after the deaths of Mr Thomas NAPPER and Lydia his wife during the term of 100 years and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance... to my son Michael my silver beaker... a plain gold ring apiece to each of my sons... [1, /435 q.260]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Michael SMITH

 

Birth:                      1656-76 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]                    Minor in father's will

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Michael SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my son Michael £100 when he is 21, in the mean time, my wife to have the profits for his maintenance and education; to my sd son Michael the estate I have in the closes of ground known as COOKs grounds and Edge Mead, provided that my wife has the rents for 60  [?] years if she lives so long and remains a widow; if any of my sd sons Thomas, Henry and Michael dies before they are 21, his portion equally to the survivor(s)... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Norfolk SMITH [1, John SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      abt 1664 [1, John SMITH, 1685]                    About to go to university in Feb 1684

Death:                     aft Jan 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1685]

Father:                    John SMITH (<1646-1684)

Mother:                   Jane UNKNOWN (<1646-<1683)

 

 

Notes for Norfolk SMITH

1682 John SMITH, woodland raper... f/o Mary & Norfolke SMITH, son & dau  [sic]; Jane his wife... Leased property in Cheap Street. Rent 13s 4d. [2, 0.11/43]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my two sons John SMITH and Norfolke SMITH all my wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to be divided equally among them... to Mr Richard JENKINS and John METHWIN Esq. £150 to be paid them within four years of my death and be laid out for my son Norfolke's education in the University; whatever money I send my son Norfolke after the date of this will to be counted as part of the £150; to my sd son Nortolke £150 to be paid him four years after my death provided he gives to Mr Richard JENKINS, John METHWIN Esq., Paul METHWIN or Michael SMITH a good account of his expending of the first £150; to my nephew Joseph BENSON £20... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Richard SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

Flags:                     Parents presumed

Father:                    Unknown SMITH (<1670-)

 

 

Notes for Richard SMITH

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]... to my grandson Robert SMITH my gold ring with his name in it and the Clothmark... to my grandson Richard SMITH a gold ring... [1, /381 q.142]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1749

Death:                     Feb 1769                 Foxcote?

Burial:                     18 Feb 1769            Foxcote St James [1]     Revd Mr Robert SMITH, Rector of this parish

 

 

Sources

1. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH [1, Margaret WHERRET]

 

Birth:                      abt 1648 [1]             Aged 60 in 1708

Occupation:             Cardmaker

Death:                     aft Jun 1708             Witness

Spouse:                 Mary KINGMAN [1, Margaret WHERRET]

 

Birth:                      bef 1661

Father:                    Henry KINGMAN (<1636-~1661)

Mother:                   Mary PATIENT (<1639-1698)

 

Notes for Robert SMITH

1708 Cardmaker of Frome [1]

1727-34 Robert SMITH Cardmaker rated 1d for 1 ac. ground and 1d for a house [2, Town Tithing]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

2. Frome, St John rates

 

 

Last Modified:          9 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH

 

Death:                     aft 1718

Father:                    Robert SMITH (<1689-1719)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1689-)

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH

 

Birth:                      1699-1705

Death:                     bef 1756 [1]             Robert SMITH of Combhay Esq. deceased

Father:                    Robert SMITH (1670-1705)

Mother:                   Margaret KINGMAN (<1684-1755)

Marriage:                 1714-27

 

Spouse:                 Mary BENNETT

 

Birth:                      bef 1711

Death:                     bef 1756 [1]             Mary  [w/o Robert Smith, m/o John Smith] also deceased

Burial:                     15 Mar 1739            Foxcote St James          Mdam SMITH of Littleton

Father:                    Thomas BENNETT (<1662-<1756)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      1726                       Foxcote?

Baptism:                 20 Dec 1726            Foxcote St James [2]     John s/o Robert & Mary SMITH

Death:                     1756-77 [1], [3]

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for Robert SMITH

1706 Margaret KINGMAN, Widow of Frome,and Robert & John SMITH, Gents of Littleton, Exors of Robert SMITH, Gent late of Frome Swd deceased, and Trustees in the will of Margaret SMITH, widow of Robert SMITH deceased, jointly granted a lease dated 10 Mar for a ground settled on  [her daughter] Margaret SMITH for life, and after her death to her children begotten by Robert SMITH, her late husband, which children were two sons, Robert SMITH and John SMITH, infants  [to the Trustees of the future Rook Lane Chapel] [3]

1756 John SMITH Esq. of Combhay, eldest son and heir of Robert SMITH of Combhay Esq. deceased by Mary his wife also deceased who was the only daughter and heir of Thomas BENNETT late of Steple Ashton, Wilts, Esq. deceased [1]

 

 

Notes for Mary BENNETT

1756 only daughter and heir of Thomas BENNETT late of Steple Ashton, Wilts, Esq. deceased, w/o Robert SMITH of Combhay and m/o John SMITH of Combhay  [the first party] [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Deed to effect a recover, 17 Jan 1756, John SMITH of Combhay, Thomas NAISH of Bath & Thomas BOLD, Ashton Court papers, Bristol RO

 

2. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

3. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Feb 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH

 

Birth:                      1670-84

Death:                     1705                       Frome? [1], [2, /487]      Will signed 20 Apr and proved 20 Feb

Burial:                     1705                       Frome, St John? [3]       "Collinson says  [Robert SMITH, late husband of Margaret SMITH] died in 1703 and was buried in St John's"

Father:                    Robert SMITH (~1655-1714)

Mother:                   Dorothy CHAMPNEYS (~1652-1721)

Marriage:                 1699 [3]

 

Spouse:                 Margaret KINGMAN

 

Birth:                      bef 1684

Death:                     Mar 1755 [4]            "She held the properties until her death in the month of March last past"

Father:                    KINGMAN (<1659-)

Mother:                   Margaret DEBNAM (<1659-1721)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Robert SMITH

Birth:                      1699-1705

Death:                     bef 1756 [4]             Robert SMITH of Combhay Esq. deceased

Spouse:                  Mary BENNETT

Marriage:                 1714-27

 

2 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      1699-1705

Death:                     aft Mar 1762 [5]       Mentioned in will of Wm KINGMAN

Spouse:                  Ann SMITH

Marriage:                 25 Jun 1745             Foxcote St James

 

 

Notes for Robert SMITH

1699 "Robert SMITH, h/o Margaret, formerly Margaret KINGMAN, Spinster, received the meadow on part of which the chapel was built from his father Robert SMITH Snr of Frome, who gave it to him as a wedding present." [3]

1705 Robert SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 20 Apr. To my beloved wife, my silver tankard; to my beloved father Robert SMITH and brother John SMITH and their heirs, all my messuages, lands, etc. and the residue of my estate to sell and apply the profits to satisfy my debts; any surplus to my sons Robert and John in equal shares; and if either of them die under 21 and unmarried to the survivor; and if both die under 21 or unmarried, to my brother; to my father and brother the custody and tuition of my son Robert and of the messuages etc. in trust for him until he is 21 or married; and if my father or brother dies before then, to the survivor. Exors: my sd brother and father. Witnesses: Joseph JESSER, Wm BAILY, John EDGELL, Ja: EDGELL. Proved 20 Feb 1705/6 at PCC London by Robert SMITH, father and one of the Exors; power reserved to John SMITH, the other Exor [2, /487]

1756 The properties concerned "were formerly the inheritance of Robert SMITH Esq, great grandfather of John SMITH, and were by him and Robert SMITH his son, grandfather of John SMITH, settled in the jointure on Margaret SMITH, Widow, the late deceased grandmother of John SMITH. Her maiden name was Margaret KINGMAN and she held the properties until her death in the month of March last past" [4]

 

 

Notes for Margaret KINGMAN

1694 Solomon DEBNAM, Clothier of Frome, signed will 14 Feb. "The little new erected house, now in the possession of John DEBNAM, with the garden adjoining to my granddaughter Margarett KINGMAN, her heirs etc. for ever" [6]

1721 Margarett KINGMAN, Widow of Froome Swd, signed will 4 Nov... the rest of my money, goods and moveables to my daughter Margaret SMITH. Exix: my daughter Margaret SMITH. Will proved 18 Apr 1722 at PCC London by Margaret SMITH, daughter and Exix. [2, /584, image ref.279]

1737 Whereas Solomon KINGMAN of Frome made his will dated 9 Mar 1718 and amongst other things appointed his sister Margaret SMITH and John SHEPPARD and John HARRIS, Clothiers of Frome, as Executors and residuary legatees of his will in trust for his three Sons Debnam KINGMAN, William KINGMAN, and Solomon KINGMAN and is since deceased; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD and Margaret SMITH without the sd John HARRIS hath since proved the sd Will and taken on them the sd trusts; and whereas the sd John SHEPPARD is also since deceased; and whereas Margaret KINGMAN, late Widow of Frome, also made her will dated the 4 Nov 1721 and gave her grandson Debnam KINGMAN £400, her grandson William KINGMAN £400 and her grandson Solomon KINGMAN £200 to be paid to them when 21, I, Margaret SMITH, release my kinsman William KINGMAN, Linen Draper of Bristol, and Solomon KINGMAN of Frome from all claim to their being contributary to any loss that sustained out of the personal estate of my deceased Mother Margaret KINGMAN. Signed 5 Nov 1737. Witnesses: John SMITH, Alexr HILMAN [7]

1756 The properties concerned were "settled in the jointure on Margaret SMITH, Widow, the late deceased grandmother of John SMITH. Her maiden name was Margaret KINGMAN and she held the properties until her death in the month of March last past" [4]

 

 

Sources

1. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

3. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

4. Deed to effect a recover, 17 Jan 1756, John SMITH of Combhay, Thomas NAISH of Bath & Thomas BOLD, Ashton Court papers, Bristol RO

 

5. Will of Wm KINGMAN, Gent of Frome, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

6. PCC Will of Solomon DEBNAM, pr. 14 Apr 1697

7. Release of claim, SRO, DD/BR/bd3

 

 

Last Modified:          22 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1689

Occupation:             Clothier [1, Robert SMITH, 1720]

Death:                     Jan 1719-Apr 1720 [1, /573]  Will signed/proved

Father:                    Unknown SMITH (<1670-)

Marriage:                 bef 1704

 

Spouse:                 UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1689

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Robert SMITH

Death:                     aft 1718

 

2 M:                        John SMITH

Death:                     aft 1718

 

3 M:                        William SMITH

Death:                     aft 1718

 

4 F:                        Ann SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1705

Spouse:                  Thomas WEST

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1720

 

5 F:                        Mary SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1705

Spouse:                  Richard ROGERS

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1720

 

 

Notes for Robert SMITH

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]... to my grandson Robert SMITH my gold ring with his name in it and the Clothmark... to my grandson Richard SMITH a gold ring... [1, /381 q.142]

1719 Robert SMITH, Clothier of Frome, signed will 15 Jan.

• to my loving son Robert, 20s; to my loving son John, 20s

• to my loving son William, £50

• residue to my loving son William and my loving daughters Ann and Mary

Exors: my son William and daughters Ann and Mary

Witnesses: James HOLLEWY  [sic], Mary HOLLWEY (X), John BAYLEY

1720 Proved 9 Apr at PCC London by William SMITH, Ann WEST, w/o Thomas WEST, and Mary ROGERS, w/o Richard ROGERS [1, /573]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert SMITH

 

Birth:                      abt 1655                  Aged 59 at death

Death:                     9 May 1714             Foxcote? [1]                  Robert SMITH Esq. of this psh who died 9 May 1714 in the 60th year of his Age

Burial:                     13 May 1714           Foxcote St James [2]     Robert SMITH Esq.

Marriage:                 bef 1682

 

Spouse:                 Dorothy CHAMPNEYS

 

Birth:                      abt 1652                  Aged 70 at death

Death:                     15 Dec 1721            Foxcote? [1]                  Dorothy  [w/o Robert SMITH otp] d/o John CHAMPNEYS Esq. of Orchardly who died 15 Dec 1721 in the 70th year of her Age

Burial:                     19 Dec 1721            Foxcote St James [2]     Dorothy SMITH widow

Father:                    John CHAMPNEYS (<1637-)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Robert SMITH

Birth:                      1670-84

Death:                     1705                       Frome? [1], [3, /487]      Will signed 20 Apr and proved 20 Feb

Burial:                     1705                       Frome, St John? [4]       "Collinson says  [Robert SMITH, late husband of Margaret SMITH] died in 1703 and was buried in St John's"

Spouse:                  Margaret KINGMAN

Marriage:                 1699 [4]

 

2 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      abt 1681                  Aged 67 at death

Death:                     26 Jun 1748             Stony Littleton? [1]         John SMITH Esq. of Stony Littleton who died 26 Jun 1748 in the 68th year of his Age

Spouse:                  Ann BENNETT

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

 

 

Notes for Robert SMITH

1699 "Robert SMITH, h/o Margaret, formerly Margaret KINGMAN, Spinster, received the meadow on part of which the chapel was built from his father Robert SMITH Snr of Frome, who gave it to him as a wedding present." [4]

"In 1702 there were three men living in the Parish of Frome Swd named Robert SMITH. One was a clothier, and is rated for property described as 'late Richard SMITH's'. Probably he was our man. Another was a cardmaker and rated for property late of Henry SMITH Weaver. And the third Robert SMITH was a malster..." [4]

 

 

Sources

1. Memorial Tablet in the Chancel of Foxcote church

2. Foxcote St James PRs, SRO

3. PCC Wills, PROB11

4. J.O. Lewis, "Early Nonconformity in Frome", talk given in 1929

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel SMITH

 

Birth:                      1676-83 [1, Samuel KINGMAN, 1684; James SMITH, 1696]     Minor in grandfather's and father's wills

Death:                     aft Jun 1696 [1, James SMITH, 1696]

Father:                    James SMITH (~1649-1696)

Mother:                   Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Samuel SMITH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my three grandchildren Samuel, Sarah and Jane SMITH, son and daughters of James SMITH, £50 in equal shares to be paid when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [1, /378 q.168]

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... to my eldest son Samuel my land called Chantry Lands for ever, except what is hereinbefore bequeathed and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance... and Samuel my silver tankard...a 20s piece of gold to each of my three sons... [1, /435 q.260]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Sarah SMITH

 

Birth:                      1676-81 [1, Dorothy SMITH, 1681; James SMITH, 1696]          Minor in grandmother's and father's wills

Father:                    James SMITH (~1649-1696)

Mother:                   Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Sarah SMITH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my three grandchildren Samuel, Sarah and Jane SMITH, son and daughters of James SMITH, £50 in equal shares to be paid when they respectively reach 21 or marry... [1, /378 q.168]

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... to my daughter Sarah SMITH my parcel of ROWLESs  [?] ground called lut  [late?] COOKE near Clink in the psh of Frome from the death of Elizabeth my wife for the whole term unexpired and Sarah £300 when she is 21 or married provided her mother and uncles think it convenient; and she shall receive the interest in the mean time towards her maintenance and education; to my son James SMITH my house and backside called WILTONs in Frome for the term of 100 years after the decease of John WILTON and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his maintenance and education

• to my son Michael SMITH my dwelling house and backside now in the possession of Mr James BENNETT in Frome immediately after the deaths of Mr Thomas NAPPER and Lydia his wife during the term of 100 years and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance

• to my son John my two dwelling houses and backsides now in the possessions of Anthony FRICKER and Sarah WALTER, Widow, after the deaths of Edward FARR and Edward FRICKER for the term of 100 years and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance

• to my eldest son Samuel my land called Chantry Lands for ever, except what is hereinbefore bequeathed and £300 when he is 21; the interest towards his education and maintenance... and Samuel my silver tankard

• to my son James half a dozen of my best silver spoons

• to my son Michael my silver beaker

• to my son John my silver tumbler

• a plain gold ring apiece to each of my sons

• to Sarah my daughter her grandmother's wedding ring with all the rest of my small plate, provided my wife has the use of them until she is 21 or married

• residue to Elizabeth my loving wife

• a ring apiece to my Overseers

Executrix: Elizabeth my wife

Overseers: my brother Michael SMITH and my brother in law Jonathan WHITCHURCH

Witnesses: Anne PHILLIPS (X), Sarah ROGERS (X), John LEWIS [1, /435 q.260]

1696 Will proved: 1 Dec at PCC London by Elizabeth SMITH, Relict and Exix [1, /435 q.260]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas SMITH [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

Birth:                      bef 1665

Death:                     bef Sep 1680

Father:                    SMITH (<1656-<1685)

Mother:                   Anne UNKNOWN (<1656-1685)

Marriage:                 bef Sep 1680

 

Spouse:                 Elizabeth NICHOLAS [1, Elizabeth SMITH, Widow]

 

Birth:                      bef 1665

Death:                     Sep 1680-Apr 1681 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681]

Father:                    NICHOLAS

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Ann SMITH

Birth:                      1660-70 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, 1681; Anne SMITH, 1685]         Minor in mother's will, married in grandmother's

Spouse:                  SELFE

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

2 M:                        Thomas SMITH

Birth:                      1660-80 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, Widow]            Minor in mother's will

Death:                     aft Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

 

 

Notes for Thomas SMITH

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]... to to my grandson Edward MADOX £100; to my cousin Thomas YERBURY of Bradford £5 and to his son Thomas YERBURY £5 and to my cousin John YERBURY grandson of John YERBURY decd; to my granddaughter Anne NEWHAM £5; to my cousin Abigaile FROWDE £5 and to Mary FROWDE £5 and to my cousin Katherine MERTON £5; to my grandson Thomas SMITH, son of Thomas SMITH deceased, a silver gilt salt; to my granddaughter Anne SELFE, daughter of the sd Thomas SMITH, one silver bowl; to my grandson Robert SMITH my gold ring with his name in it and the Clothmark; to my grandson Edward MADOX my silver tankard; to my grandson Richard SMITH a gold ring; to my kinsmen John COLEMAN, Apothecary of the City of New Sarum, and James SCUDAMORE, Mercer of Frome Swd, 20s apiece to buy a ring to wear in remembrance of me; to my Exors my messuage, tenement and lands which was purchased by my late husband of Richard CABELL Esq. and all other tenements which I have and the residue of my personal estate in trust  to convey half of the sd leases, mortgages, household goods etc. to my daughter Anne FROWDE Widow for her own proper use; and if she dies before this can be done, to be equally divided  among those of her children living at the time of her death... [1, /381 q.142]

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth NICHOLAS

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep.

• £500 to my daughter Ann SMITH on her marriage day or when she is 21

• £200 to my son Thomas SMITH when he is 21

• £10 to my faithful servant Sarah AUSTE  [?]

• 50 shillings to Ann OWEN, wife of Robert OWEN

• gold rings worth 20 shillings with the posie or inscription 'Prepare for Death' to my dear mother in law Anne SMITH, Widow, to my sister in law Anne FRENCH, Widow, to my brother in law Francis MERCER, to my sister in law Abigail MERCER, his wife, to my kinsman Mr Gifford YERBURY, to my cousin his wife, to my cousin Mrs Jane GRUBB, Widow of Pottern, to my cousin Rebecca WARRINER, Widow, to my brother in law Mr Richard HAYWARD, to my dear sister, his wife, to my sister in law Joane NICHOLAS, Widow; to my brother Griffin NICHOLAS, to my brother John NICHOLAS

• to Anne HAYWARD and Elizabeth HAYWARD, my kinswomen, the two daughters of my brother Richard HAYWARD, £100 equally to be divided between them to be paid at their marriage; the gold ring that was given me by my late husband and also one of my silver bowls to my son Thomas SMITH

• all other rings, plate, jewels, household goods etc to my daughter Ann SMITH

Exors: My kinsman Mr Gifford YERBURY and my friend Mrs Jane GRUBB. Witnesses: James QUILL (X), Jone QUILL (X), Anne SMITH (X), Anne AUSTE  [?] [1, /366 q.78]

1681 Will proved 5 May at PCC London by Gifford YERBURY and Jane GRUBB [1, /366 q.78]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas SMITH

 

Birth:                      1660-80 [1, Elizabeth SMITH, Widow]            Minor in mother's will

Death:                     aft Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

Father:                    Thomas SMITH (<1665-<1680)

Mother:                   Elizabeth NICHOLAS (<1665-1680)

 

 

Notes for Thomas SMITH

1680 Elizabeth SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 20 Sep. £200 to my son Thomas SMITH when he is 21... the gold ring that was given me by my late husband and also one of my silver bowls to my son Thomas SMITH... [1, /366 q.78]

1685 Ann SMITH, Widow of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Apr 1686  [sic]... to my grandson Thomas SMITH, son of Thomas SMITH deceased, a silver gilt salt... [1, /381 q.142]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas SMITH

 

Birth:                      1651-64 [1, Christopher SMITH, 1671; John SMITH, 1685]       Minor in father's will; Trustee to uncle John in Feb 1684

Death:                     aft Feb 1684 [1, John SMITH, 1684]

Father:                    Christopher SMITH (<1650-)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1650-)

 

 

Notes for Thomas SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... to my loving wife all my household stuff for life if she remains unmarried; and after her decease or marriage to my eldest son Thomas SMITH... residue to my eldest son Thomas SMITH... Exor: my eldest son Thomas SMITH... Will proved 23 Nov 1671 at PCC London Michael SMITH, Overseer named in the will, commissioned to administer according to the tenor of the will during the minority of Thomas SMITH, son and Exor: see also marginal notes [1, /337 q.137]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to Richard JENKINS, Clerk of Frome Swd, John METHWIN my kinsman, Barrister late of Bradford, Wilts, Paul METHWIN and William METHWIN my brothers in law, James SMITH and Michael SMITH my brothers and Thomas SMITH my nephew, son of Christopher SMITH my late brother, my farm, heretofore two messuages or tenements called Oldfield and all lands etc belonging to it and all my other lands in Frome Swd and Marston Bigot in trust to the use of Jane SMITH and Mary SMITH my daughters... [1, /381 q.114]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas SMITH

 

Birth:                      1656-76 [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]                    Minor in father's will

Father:                    Henry SMITH (<1650-1676)

Mother:                   Joyce UNKNOWN (->1676)

 

 

Notes for Thomas SMITH

1676 Henry SMITH, Tallow Chandler of Frome Swd, signed will 23 May... to my son Thomas £100 when he is 21 and my estate in two tenements in West Woodlands called NEWMANs and JAMSES, provided my wife shall have the rents for 40 years if she lives so long and continues a widow... if any of my sd sons Thomas, Henry and Michael dies before they are 21, his portion equally to the survivor(s)... [1, /351 q.105]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1632

Death:                     bef Apr 1681 [1, Dorothy SMITH, 1681]          Dorothy signs will as widow

Marriage:                 bef 1647

 

Spouse:                 Dorothy UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1632

Death:                     Mar to Nov 1681 [1, Dorothy SMITH, 1681]     Will signed/proved

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        John SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1646

Death:                     Feb 1684-Aug 1685 [1, /381 q.114]                Will signed/proved

Spouse:                  Jane UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1662

 

2 M:                        James SMITH

Birth:                      abt 1649 [2]             Aged 34 in 1683

Death:                     Jun to Nov 1696 [1, /435 q.260]                     Will signed/proved

Spouse:                  Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

3 M:                        Michael SMITH

Birth:                      abt 1646 [2]             36 in 1683

Death:                     1744-49 [1]              Proved brother John's will; readmon granted

 

4 M:                        Christopher SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1650

Baptism:                 Oct 1670-Nov 1671 [1]          Will signed/proved

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1665

 

5 M:                        Henry SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1650 [1, Christopher SMITH, 1671]           Overseer to brother Christopher

Death:                     May to Aug 1676 [1, /351 q.105]

Burial:                                                   Frome, St John [1, Henry SMITH, 1676]

Spouse:                  Joyce UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1666

 

 

Notes for Thomas SMITH

1649 Thomas SMITH, Yeoman, leased property in Cheap St. Dead by 1682. Other names: wife Dorothy (dead by 1682). F/o John SMITH? [3, 0.11/43]

1684 John SMITH, Woollen Draper of Frome Swd, signed 21 Feb... to my son John SMITH for ever, my lands and tenements in Berkley which Thomas SMITH, my late father, gave me in his will...

 

 

Notes for Dorothy UNKNOWN

1681 Dorothy SMITH, Widow of Frome, signed will 26 Mar.

• £10 to the Alms house people of Frome, to be put out at interest at the discretion of my Trustees, their heirs etc., as also of the Minister, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Frome Swd, the interest to be distributed on the 1st Nov yearly for ever

• £50 to be put out at interest at the discretion of my Trustees, the interest to be distributed on the 1st November yearly to such of the poor people of Frome as my Trustees, the Minister, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor think fit

• a 20s piece of gold to each of my three sons

• one brass pan, one red rug, one crane, one furnace, the pump and cistern, the jack in the kitchen, half a dozen silver spoons, one feather bolster and one brass pot to my son James

• £5 to Anthony SHARPE Snr, Glover of Frome

• £2 to my kinswoman Thomasine DRANG  [??]

• 20s to Mr BARTLET, Minister

• 10s to Mr FULLER

• £50 to be equally divided among my son John's children

• £50 to be equally divided among my son Christopher's children

• £50 to be equally divided among the children of my deceased son Henry

• £50 to Sarah, the only living daughter of my son James, to be paid on her marriage or when she is 21

• a 20s piece of gold to my grandson John SMITH, beside his part in the £50

• all my wearing apparel, both linen and woollen, to my son Michael, also halfpieces of gold to be distributed as he shall think fit

• £20 to be disbursed on my funeral; residue to my three sons.

Trustees: My three sons John, James and Michael SMITH and Joseph IVYLEAFE, Gent. of Frome, and Andrew ROGERS and John WAYLAND.

Exors: John SMITH, James SMITH and Michael SMITH.

Witnesses: John GIFFORD, William TREHURNE, Silas ALDER.

Will proved 14 Nov 1681 at PCC London by John SMITH, James SMITH and Michael SMITH [1, /368 q.174]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Survey of of the Manor of Marston Bigot, 20 Mar 1683/4, Petworth House, Sussex

3. Orchardleigh estate papers, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Unknown SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1670

Father:                    SMITH (<1656-<1685)

Mother:                   Anne UNKNOWN (<1656-1685)

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Robert SMITH

Birth:                      bef 1689

Death:                     Jan 1719-Apr 1720 [1, /573]  Will signed/proved

Spouse:                  UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1704

 

2 M:                        Richard SMITH

Birth:                      bef Apr 1685 [1, Anne SMITH, 1685]

Flags:                     Parents presumed

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William SMITH

 

Death:                     aft 1718

Father:                    Robert SMITH (<1689-1719)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1689-)

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William SMITH

 

Father:                    Christopher SMITH (<1650-)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1650-)

 

 

Notes for William SMITH

1670 Christopher SMITH, Clothier of Frome Swd, signed will 10 Oct... to my third son William SMITH £250 when he is 21; in the mean time my Exor to pay him £14 p.a. towards his education and maintenance...; if any of my four younger children die before their portion is due, it shall be divided equally between the survivor(s)... [1, /337 q.137]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas TURNER

 

Birth:                      bef 1668

Death:                     bef 1708

Spouse:                 Mary PATIENT [1, Margaret WHERRET]

 

Birth:                      bef 1639

Death:                     12 Dec 1698 [1, Henry KINGMAN]

Father:                    PATIENT

Other Spouses:       Henry KINGMAN

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Sarah TURNER

Birth:                      1655                       Gave age as 53 in 1708

Death:                     aft Jun 1708 [1]        Witness to commissioners

Spouse:                  George SAUNDERS

 

 

Notes for Thomas TURNER

abt 1688 Samuel VIGOR, Gent of Falkland, rented property in question from Thomas TURNER [1]

 

 

Notes for Mary PATIENT

1708 Robert CARVER testified that he was the brother of Mary w/o Henry KINGMAN and Thomas TURNER

Had three children by Henry KINGMAN. Paid £80 as marriage portion for their daughter Mary to marry Robert SMITH [1, Margaret WHERRET]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    UNKNOWN

 

Marriage:                 bef Jul 1806 [1]

 

Spouse:                 Ann PARADICE

 

Birth:                      1742-62 [2, Henry KINGMAN]                       Legatee in Grandfather's will

Father:                    James PARADICE (<1727-)

Mother:                   Martha KINGMAN (1716-)

 

Notes for Ann PARADICE

1718 Ann PARADICE bap 11 Feb Devizes d/o John & Sarah [3]

1762 Henry KINGMAN, Scribler of Frome Swd signed will 3 May... My household goods to my granddaughter Ann PARADICE. Residue to be shared equally between my daughters Ann HUSTON and Martha PARADICE... Proved 20 Aug at PCC London by Martha PARADICE [2, /879 q.345]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Samuel KINGMAN, Gent of Birdlip, Glos, GRO, 1806/160

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

3. LDS website, IGI

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    UNKNOWN

 

Marriage:                 bef 1669

 

Spouse:                 Elizabeth UNKNOWN

 

Death:                     Mar to May 1736 [1, /677 q.112]                    Will signed/proved

Other Spouses:       Peter MASKELL

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Mary UNKNOWN

Birth:                      bef 1716

Death:                     ? 1733 [1, Elizabeth MASKELL, 1736]           Mother leaves legacy directly to grandchildren

Spouse:                  MARKS

Marriage:                 bef 1731

 

2 F:                        Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Birth:                      bef 1718

Spouse:                  John SMITH

Marriage:                 bef 1733 [1, Peter MASKELL, 1732]

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth UNKNOWN

1732 Elizabeth MASKELL of Frome, widow, signed will 12 Mar (X).

Estate to be shared in five equal parts between my son-in-law John MASKELL, my daughter-in-law Joanna BUTTON, my daughter Elizabeth SMITH, my daughter Susanna ELLOT and the children of my daughter Mary MARKS when they are 21. Exors: John MASKELL and my son-in-law John SMITH.

Witnesses: Robert BLUNT, John BLUNT, Robert PARSONS.

1736 Will proved 5 May at PCC London by John MASKELL and John SMITH [1, /677 q.112]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Daniel WAYLAND [1, p44]

 

Birth:                      bef 1766

Marriage:                 1781 [1, p44]

 

Spouse:                 Sophie SHEPPARD [1]

 

Birth:                      abt 1746 [1]

Death:                     1801 [1]

Father:                    John SHEPPARD (~1710-1795)

Mother:                   Sophie PARSONS (<1732-)

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Revd Daniel Sheppard WAYLAND [1, p44]

Birth:                      aft 1780

Death:                     aft 1834

 

 

Notes for Sophie SHEPPARD

1755 'life' on lease of 17 High St from uncle William to father John  [1, p16]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

 

 

Last Modified:          30 Apr 2000

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Revd Daniel Sheppard WAYLAND [1, p44]

 

Birth:                      aft 1780

Death:                     aft 1834

Father:                    Daniel WAYLAND (<1766-)

Mother:                   Sophie SHEPPARD (~1746-1801)

 

 

Notes for Revd Daniel Sheppard WAYLAND

Rector of Bassingham LIN  [1, p44]

 

 

Sources

1. Derek Gill, The Sheppards & C18 Frome.

 

 

Last Modified:          30 Apr 2000

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Thomas WEST

 

Birth:                      bef 1705

Marriage:                 bef Apr 1720

 

Spouse:                 Ann SMITH

 

Birth:                      bef 1705

Father:                    Robert SMITH (<1689-1719)

Mother:                   UNKNOWN (<1689-)

 

Last Modified:          8 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Robert WHERRET

 

Occupation:             of Rudge in the psh of Beckington

Death:                     bef Jun 1708

Marriage:                 aft 1656

 

Spouse:                 Margaret PATIENT

 

Birth:                      abt 1641 [1]             Aged abt 67 in 1708

Death:                     aft Jun 1708 [1]        Witness to Commissioners

Father:                    PATIENT

 

Notes for Margaret PATIENT

1708 Testified that Henry KINGMAN died about 42 years previously. Mary his wife was her sister and died 8 years previously. Mary had three children by Henry KINGMAN. She paid £80 as a portion for the marriage of her daughter Mary KINGMAN to Robert SMITH out of the annuity left her by Henry. Thomas TURNER entered into a bond of penalty for £200 with John EMMETT  [?] of Westbury not to meddle with Mary's estate. The £10 annuity was to be paid out of lands at Hemington. [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Depositions taken 14 Jun 1708, Warminster, PRO, E134/6Anne/Trin15

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Jan 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    WHITCHURCH

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Samuel WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1640 [1, Alice HOOPER, 1660]                Overseer to Alice HOOPER's will

Death:                     abt 1684 [1]             Will proved 4 Dec

Spouse:                  Alice UNKNOWN

 

2 M:                        Leonard WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1659 [2, 0.10/17]            Lessee in 1679

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

 

3 M:                        Edward WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1640 [1, Alice HOOPER, 1660]                Witnessed Alice HOOPER's will

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

 

4 M:                        James WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1663 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH,]             Overseer to will of brother Samuel in 1683

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh leases, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    WHITCHURCH

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        William WHITCHURCH

Death:                     Feb 1690-Mar 1691 [1, /404 q.474]                Will signed/proved

Spouse:                  Ann LEVERSEDGE

 

2 M:                        Phillip WHITCHURCH

Death:                     bef 1690                  Late brother in William's will

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          7 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1713

Father:                    James WHITCHURCH (<1697-<1713)

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1712

Father:                    James WHITCHURCH (<1697-<1713)

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1713

Father:                    Joseph WHITCHURCH (<1680->1713)

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Alice WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1676-89

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Alice WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb... to my daughter Alice WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever, a close of meadow at Nestovers called Newclose in the parish of Frome, about 10 acres, which I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq., my late father in law; also £400 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Ann WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1671-84

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Ann WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb... to my daughter Ann WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever 2 acres of ground near a place called Badcocks at Frome town within the Parish of Frome with all the houses etc. on it and 8 acres of arable belonging to it which I bought from Phillip WHITCHURCH, my late brother; also two closes of meadow called Critchill Meadow, about 24 acres, for the remainder of the lease; also £100 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edward WHITCHURCH

 

Death:                     aft Dec 1712 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]

Father:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH (<1659->1683)

 

 

Notes for Edward WHITCHURCH

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan... to my brother Edward WHITCHURCH all my lands of inheritance for ever; also my two mills called Town Mill and Welsh Mill with all the houses, outhouses, backsides, gardens, millstones, etc. and also the millstones by me bought and not yet brought home; and all my household goods, plate, rings, jewels, guns, bows, nets etc. about my dwelling house, the weights and scales belonging to my trade and ready money only excepted... [1, /533 q.118]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edward WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1640 [1, Alice HOOPER, 1660]                Witnessed Alice HOOPER's will

Occupation:             Dry salter [2, 0.11/10]

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

Father:                    WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Edward WHITCHURCH

1660 Alice HOOPER, Widow of Witham Friary, signed will 26 Aug (X)... Overseers: Philip HEMMING and Samuel WHITCHURCH... Witnesses: William WHITCHURCH Senr, Edw. WHITCHURCH [1, /312 q.131]

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... Overseers: My loving brothers Edward and James WHITCHURCH, my Cousin William WHITCHURCH Jnr and George HOOPER Senr [1, /378 q.168]

1701 Edward WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter [2, 0.11/10]

 

 

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Orchardleigh leases, SRO

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edward WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1713

Occupation:             Dry Salter [1, /697 q.166]

Death:                     abt 1739 [1, /697 q.166]        Will proved 12 Jul

Father:                    Joseph WHITCHURCH (<1680->1713)

Marriage:                 bef 1737

 

Spouse:                 Eleanor UNKNOWN

 

Birth:                      bef 1722

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Edward WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef Jul 1739

 

2 M:                        Leonard WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef Jul 1739

Death:                     aft Aug 1743 [1, John SMITH, 1749]               Witnessed will

 

3 F:                        Eleanor WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef Jul 1739

Spouse:                  John NAPPER

 

 

Notes for Edward WHITCHURCH

Will of Edward WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd.

• to my loving wife Eleanor WHITCHURCH my estate called Woodhouse in the psh of Rimpton; also all my household goods, plate, beer, linen, woolen, pewter, brass

• to my sons Edward WHITCHURCH and Leonard WHITCHURCH and my daughter Eleanor WHITCHURCH all my book debts and stock in hand

• to my son Edward WHITCHURCH all my right and title in the orchard at Welsh Mill which I hold by my father Joseph WHITCHURCH and my uncle George WHITCHURCH's lives, and all that may arise from my father's will which he gave me

Executors: Edward WHITCHURCH, Leonard WHITCHURCH and Eleanor WHITCHURCH

Affidavit: by John TYNDALL, Merchant of the City of Bristol, and Revd Samuel WHITCHURCH, Clerk of Nunney, that the will of Edward WHITCHURCH was in his handwriting

1739 Will proved 12 Jul at PCC London by Leonard WHITCHURCH, son and Exor; power reserved to grant to Edward WHITCHURCH and Eleanor WHITCHURCH [1, /697 q.166]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          20 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Edward WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef Jul 1739

Father:                    Edward WHITCHURCH (<1713-~1739)

Mother:                   Eleanor UNKNOWN (<1722-)

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1670-83 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]          Minor in father's will

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb... to Elizabeth WHITCHURCH my oldest daughter and her heirs forever my new erected dwellinghouse adjoining my now dwellinghouse, now in the possession of Ralph HODDER, together with the adjoining balconies and standing and all shops, cellars, boilers, gardens etc. belonging to it; also a close of meadow near Clink, about 3 acres, part of the lands I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq, my late father in law, and Roger LEVERSEDGE, his son, provided Ann my present wife and her assigns have the shop now used to the saltery trade, the garden and outhouses now in my possession and the dwelling house now in the possession of Ricd PEARCE, tailor, and the rents thereof during her life; also £100 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Frances WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1675-88

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Frances WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb... to my daughter Frances WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever a tenement called Garretts, now in the possession of Silas ALDER, lying near the George against Frome Market Place; also £400 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    George WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1680 [1, 0.10/17]

Death:                     aft Mar 1721 [2, Elizabeth SMITH, 1721]        Witnessed will 22 Apr

Father:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH (<1659->1683)

 

 

Notes for George WHITCHURCH

1679 Leonard WHITCHURCH, Salter, f/o George WHITCHURCH & Joseph WHITCHURCH, leased 4 ac. Southfield, rent 8s [1, 0.10/17]

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan... a leasehold estate in Frome Woodlands late Samuel NORMANs and all my other personal estate to my two brothers Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH to be equally divided between them. Exors: my brothers Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH. Will proved 16 May 1713 at PCC London by Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH, Exors [2, /533 q.118]

1721 Geo. WHITCHURCH witnessed the will of Elizabeth SMITH, Widow, 22 Apr [2, /608 q.83]

 

 

Sources

1. Orchardleigh leases, SRO

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Hannah WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1663-83 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Minor in father's will

Father:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH (<1640-~1684)

Mother:                   Alice UNKNOWN (->1683)

 

 

Notes for Hannah WHITCHURCH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my daughter Hannah WHITCHURCH £200 when she is 21 or marries, with £10 p.a. until then... [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1697

Death:                     bef 1713

Father:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH (<1659->1683)

 

 

Children:

 

1 ?:                        WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1712

 

2 ?:                        WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1713

 

 

Notes for James WHITCHURCH

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan... to all the children of my late brother James WHITCHURCH... 20s apiece to buy mourning rings... [1, /533 q.118]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    James WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1663 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH,]             Overseer to will of brother Samuel in 1683

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

Father:                    WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for James WHITCHURCH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... Overseers: My loving brothers Edward and James WHITCHURCH, my Cousin William WHITCHURCH Jnr and George HOOPER Senr [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Jonathan WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1663 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Exor of father's will

Occupation:             Mercer [2]

Death:                     aft 1733 [3]

Father:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH (<1640-~1684)

Mother:                   Alice UNKNOWN (->1683)

 

 

Notes for Jonathan WHITCHURCH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my loving brother Leonard WHITCHURCH a gold ring... Overseers: My loving brothers Edward and James WHITCHURCH, my Cousin William WHITCHURCH Jnr and George HOOPER Senr. Exor: my son Jonathan WHITCHURCH. Witnesses: John DUFFIELD, Mary LEVERSEDGE, Jas. THATCHER [1, /378 q.168]

1684 Will proved 4 Dec at PCC London by Jonathan WHITCHURCH [1, /378 q.168]

1692 signed petition of John DAVIS of Frome Swd to Vct WEYMOUTH 'to build a small cottage in the manor of Frome Eastwoodlands, for the Good and benefitt and towards the better livelihood of your poore petioner' as tenant of the manor [4]

1693 Mr Jonathan WHITCHURCH rated 5d for  [his] house in Cheap St and 7d for ground at Critchill & 3 acres at Cuckoo Hill [3, E. Woodlands]; 6d for ground [3, E. Woodlands]; 3d for MEWs and for DAVISONEs land in Town Tything [3, W. Woodlands]

1696 James SMITH, Gent of Frome Swd, signed will 4 Jun... Overseers: my brother Michael SMITH and my brother in law Jonathan WHITCHURCH [1, James SMITH, 1696]

1706 Jonathan WHITCHURCH, Mercer, subscribed £60 for building of Sheppards Barton Baptist Church [2]

1713 Richard BULL Junior, Gent of Frome Swd signed will 27 Jan. .. to William HENDY, Minister of Frome Swd, œ10 p.a. for life clear from all taxes and charges; immediately after the death of William HENDY, to Jonathan WHITCHURCH Snr, Linen Draper of Frome Swd, John SHEPPARD, Clothier of Frome Swd, Richard BULL Snr, Mercer of Frome Swd and Michael HUMPHRYS, Clothier of Frome Swd, œ200 to dispose the profits in charitable uses at their discretion... Trustees: Jonathan WHITCHURCH Snr, Linen Draper of Frome Swd, Joseph HOULTON Jnr, Clothier of Trowbridge, Wilts, and Robert HOULTON, Clothier of Trowbridge... [1, /516 q.142]

1711 signed petition to bring a bill in the House of Commons to prevent the selling of old wool cards [5]

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan... to my cousin Jonathan WHITCHURCH... 20s apiece to buy mourning rings... [1, /533 q.118]

1717 Richard PAYNE, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 9 Jul... Trustees: my loving kinsmen Jonathan WHITCHURCH, Merchant of Frome... [1, /559 q.159]

1727-34 Mr Jona. WHICHURCH rated 6d [3, E. Woodlands]

 

 

 

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. The Sheppards & C18 Frome, Derek J. Gill, Frome Soc. for Local Study, 1982

3. Frome, St John rates

4. Longleat records

5. 1711 Landholders' Petition

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Joseph WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1680 [1, 0.10/17]

Death:                     aft Apr 1713 [2, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]           Proved brother Samuel's will 16 May

Father:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH (<1659->1683)

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Edward WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1713

Death:                     abt 1739 [2, /697 q.166]        Will proved 12 Jul

Spouse:                  Eleanor UNKNOWN

Marriage:                 bef 1737

 

2 ?:                        WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1713

 

 

Notes for Joseph WHITCHURCH

1679 Leonard WHITCHURCH, Salter, f/o George WHITCHURCH & Joseph WHITCHURCH, leased 4 ac. Southfield, rent 8s [1, 0.10/17]

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan... to the children of my brother Joseph WHITCHURCH... 20s apiece to buy mourning rings; a leasehold estate in Frome Woodlands late Samuel NORMANs and all my other personal estate to my two brothers Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH to be equally divided between them. Exors: my brothers Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH. Will proved 16 May 1713 at PCC London by Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH, Exors [2, /533 q.118]

 

 

Sources

1. Orchardleigh leases, SRO

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1659 [1, 0.10/17]            Lessee in 1679

Occupation:             Salter [1, 0.10/17]

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [2, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

Father:                    WHITCHURCH

 

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        George WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1680 [1, 0.10/17]

Death:                     aft Mar 1721 [2, Elizabeth SMITH, 1721]        Witnessed will 22 Apr

 

2 M:                        Joseph WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1680 [1, 0.10/17]

Death:                     aft Apr 1713 [2, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]           Proved brother Samuel's will 16 May

 

3 M:                        James WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1697

Death:                     bef 1713

 

4 M:                        Edward WHITCHURCH

Death:                     aft Dec 1712 [2, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]

 

5 M:                        Samuel WHITCHURCH

Death:                     Jan 1712-May 1713 [2, /533 q.118]                Will signed/proved

 

6 F:                        Joan WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1698

Spouse:                  BAILY

Marriage:                 bef 1713 [2, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1713]

 

 

Notes for Leonard WHITCHURCH

1679 Leonard WHITCHURCH, Salter, f/o George WHITCHURCH & Joseph WHITCHURCH, leased 4 ac. Southfield, rent 8s [1, 0.10/17]

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my loving brother Leonard WHITCHURCH a gold ring... [2, /378 q.168]

1693 Keyford: Leo. WHITCHURCH rated 8d for Pinmore late Geo POWELLs [3, E. Woodlands]

 

 

Sources

1. Orchardleigh leases, SRO

2. PCC Wills, PROB11

3. Frome, St John rates

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef Jul 1739

Death:                     aft Aug 1743 [1, John SMITH, 1749]               Witnessed will

Father:                    Edward WHITCHURCH (<1713-~1739)

Mother:                   Eleanor UNKNOWN (<1722-)

 

 

Notes for Leonard WHITCHURCH

 

 

1743 Leo. WHITCHURCH witnessed the will of John SMITH, Attorney of Frome, 5 Aug [1, John SMITH, 1749]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Margaret WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1673-86

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Margaret WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb...  to my daughter Margaret WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever all my mills with the lands belonging to them in the Parish of Rode, Somerset, which I late bought from Richard YERBURY gent; also £230 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Mary WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1672-85

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Mary WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb...  to my daughter Mary WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever all my lands in the Parish of Frome near Badcocks which I lately bought from John YERBURY together with all the houses on them; also £150 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Phillip WHITCHURCH

 

Death:                     bef 1690                  Late brother in William's will

Father:                    WHITCHURCH

 

 

Notes for Phillip WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd signed will 3 Feb.... to my daughter Ann WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever... 8 acres of arable belonging to it which I bought from Phillip WHITCHURCH, my late brother... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      bef 1640 [1, Alice HOOPER, 1660]                Overseer to Alice HOOPER's will

Occupation:             Mercer [1]

Death:                     abt 1684 [1]             Will proved 4 Dec

Father:                    WHITCHURCH

Spouse:                 Alice UNKNOWN [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]

 

Death:                     aft Feb 1683 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]           Legacy in husband's will

 

Children:

 

1 M:                        Jonathan WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      bef 1663 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Exor of father's will

Death:                     aft 1733 [2]

 

2 F:                        Unknown WHITCHURCH

Spouse:                  James BENNETT

 

3 F:                        Elizabeth WHITCHURCH [1, James SMITH, 1696]

Spouse:                  James SMITH

 

4 F:                        Sarah WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1663-83 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Minor in father's will

 

5 F:                        Hannah WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1663-83 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Minor in father's will

 

 

Notes for Samuel WHITCHURCH

1660 Alice HOOPER, Widow of Witham Friary, signed will 26 Aug (X)... Overseers: Philip HEMMING and Samuel WHITCHURCH... [1, /312 q.131]

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb.

• to my dearly beloved wife Alice WHITCHURCH an annuity of £40;  [also] all my household stuff in my now dwelling house or elsewhere

• to my daughter Sarah WHITCHURCH £200 when she is 21 or marries, with £10 p.a. until then

• to my daughter Hannah WHITCHURCH £200 when she is 21 or marries, with £10 p.a. until then

• to my son-in-law James SMITH and his wife my daughter 10s apiece to buy rings

• to my son-in-law James BENNETT and his wife my daughter 10s apiece to buy rings

• to my three grandchildren Samuel, Sarah and Jane SMITH, son and daughters of James SMITH, £50 in equal shares to be paid when they respectively reach 21 or marry

• to my two grandchildren Elizabeth and Mary BENNETT, d/o James BENNETT, £50 in equal shares when they respectively reach 21 or marry

• to my loving brother Leonard WHITCHURCH a gold ring

• to my maidservant Frances GIBBONS 40s

• to the poor of the psh of Frome £5

• to each of my overseers a ring as a token of my love to them

• residue to my son Jonathan WHITCHURCH

Overseers: My loving brothers Edward and James WHITCHURCH, my Cousin William WHITCHURCH Jnr and George HOOPER Senr

Executor: my son Jonathan WHITCHURCH. Witnesses: John DUFFIELD, Mary LEVERSEDGE, Jas. THATCHER [1, /378 q.168]

1684 Will proved: 4 Dec at PCC London by Jonathan WHITCHURCH [1, /378 q.168]

1691 'Late Samll Whitchurch for Mews' rated 5d  [near the Swan] [2, West Woodlands]

1731 Lease granted to Edward HALLIDAY, clothier of Frome: cottage with garden and orchard in Eastwoodlands; one and a half acres of meadow abutting the north of the house and extending to the west as far as a piece of ground called 'ABBOTs Bollowe'; one and a half acres of pasture to the south extending to the north as far as the highway to Feltham; an acre of pasture formerly belonging to John LOVELL to the east of the house and adjoining, to the west, the highway to Feltham; two and a half acres of pasture formerly Henry PICKFATT's adjoining the north side of the house and the meadow on the south side of the house, and common pasture for four cattle, all the property formerly occupied by Samuel WHITCHURCH, mercer of Frome [3]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

2. Frome, St John rates

3. Longleat records

 

 

Last Modified:          17 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH

 

Occupation:             Dry Salter [1, /533 q.118]

Death:                     Jan 1712-May 1713 [1, /533 q.118]                Will signed/proved

Father:                    Leonard WHITCHURCH (<1659->1683)

 

 

Notes for Samuel WHITCHURCH

1712 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Dry Salter of Frome Swd, signed will 17 Jan.

• to my brother Edward WHITCHURCH all my lands of inheritance for ever; also my two mills called Town Mill and Welsh Mill with all the houses, outhouses, backsides, gardens, millstones, etc. and also the millstones by me bought and not yet brought home; and all my household goods, plate, rings, jewels, guns, bows, nets etc. about my dwelling house, the weights and scales belonging to my trade and ready money only excepted

• to my sister Joan BAILY £100

• to all the children of my late brother James WHITCHURCH, the children of my brother Joseph WHITCHURCH, my cousin Jane BAILY, my cousin Jonathan WHITCHURCH, Mr William BAILY and Mr James WICKHAM 20s apiece to buy mourning rings

• a leasehold estate in Frome Woodlands late Samuel NORMANs and all my other personal estate to my two brothers Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH to be equally divided between them

Executors: my brothers Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH

Witnesses: Benj. SHELL, Anne MEWHAM, Elianor ELLOWAY (X)

Proved: 16 May 1713 at PCC London by Joseph WHITCHURCH and George WHITCHURCH, Exors [1, /533 q.118]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          19 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Sarah WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1663-83 [1, Samuel WHITCHURCH, 1684]     Minor in father's will

Father:                    Samuel WHITCHURCH (<1640-~1684)

Mother:                   Alice UNKNOWN (->1683)

 

 

Notes for Sarah WHITCHURCH

1683 Samuel WHITCHURCH, Mercer of Frome Swd, signed will 1 Feb... to my daughter Sarah WHITCHURCH £200 when she is 21 or marries, with £10 p.a. until then... [1, /378 q.168]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          6 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Sarah WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1674-87

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Sarah WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb... to my daughter Sarah WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever all my mills called Hapsford Mills with all the houses, outhouses, orchards, gardens, lands, meadows etc , the land and inheritance of Warwick BAMPFIELD Esq. during the terms I have on them; also £150 when she is twenty or when she marries... Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Spouse:                 Susanna WHITCHURCH

 

Birth:                      1677-90

Father:                    William WHITCHURCH (-1690)

Mother:                   Ann LEVERSEDGE (->1691)

 

 

Notes for Susanna WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd, signed will 3 Feb... to my daughter Susanna WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever the dwellinghouse at Critchill in the Parish of Frome now in the tenure of Richard AIRES, Tailor, his tenants or assigns, with the orchard, gardens and lands belonging to it, which I lately bought from Mr Benjamin AVERY and Mr Ralph MOXHAM and others, and also a close of meadow or pasture ground called Katherine Close which I lately bought from Mr AVERY and now in the tenure, possession and occupation of John WAYLAND, clothier  [?]; to my daughter Susanna WHITCHURCH my leasehold estate at Little Keyford within the Parish of Frome with the lands etc. appertaining, the lands and inheritance of Samuel CABELL Esq.; also the 4 acres of pasture ground in Gaston in the Parish of Frome, also the lands and inheritance of Samuel CABELL; also the 2 acres of pasture ground in Northover Field, lately inclosed, the inheritance of Michael SMITH, for the terms I have on them; also £450 when she is twenty or when she marries; Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry... [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    William WHITCHURCH

 

Death:                     Feb 1690-Mar 1691 [1, /404 q.474]                Will signed/proved

Father:                    WHITCHURCH

Spouse:                 Ann LEVERSEDGE

 

Death:                     aft Mar 1691 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]    Proved husband's will 4 Apr

Father:                    Edmund LEVERSEDGE (-<1690)

 

Children:

 

1 F:                        Elizabeth WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1670-83 [1, Wm WHITCHURCH, 1691]          Minor in father's will

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

2 F:                        Ann WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1671-84

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

3 F:                        Mary WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1672-85

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

4 F:                        Margaret WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1673-86

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

5 F:                        Sarah WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1674-87

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

6 F:                        Frances WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1675-88

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

7 F:                        Alice WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1676-89

Death:                     aft Feb 1690

 

8 F:                        Susanna WHITCHURCH

Birth:                      1677-90

 

 

Notes for William WHITCHURCH

1690 William WHITCHURCH the Elder, Gentleman of Frome Swd signed will 3 Feb. To be buried in the Church of Frome at the discretion of my loving wife. Legacies:

• to Elizabeth WHITCHURCH my oldest daughter and her heirs forever my new erected dwellinghouse adjoining my now dwellinghouse, now in the possession of Ralph HODDER, together with the adjoining balconies and standing and all shops, cellars, boilers, gardens etc. belonging to it; also close of meadow near Clink, about 3 acres, part of the lands I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq, my late father in law, and Roger LEVERSEDGE, his son, provided Ann my present wife and her assigns have the shop now used to the saltery trade, the garden and outhouses now in my possession and the dwelling house now in the possession of Ricd PEARCE, tailor, and the rents thereof during her life; also £100 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Ann WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever 2 acres of ground near a place called Badcocks at Frome town within the Parish of Frome with all the houses etc. on it and 8 acres of arable belonging to it which I bought from Phillip WHITCHURCH, my late brother; also two closes of meadow called Critchill Meadow, about 24 acres, for the remainder of the lease; also £100 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Mary WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever all my lands in the Parish of Frome near Badcocks which I lately bought from John YERBURY together with all the houses on them; also £150 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Margaret WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever all my mills with the lands belonging to them in the Parish of Rode, Somerset, which I late bought from Richard YERBURY gent; also £230 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Sarah WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever all my mills called Hapsford Mills with all the houses, outhouses, orchards, gardens, lands, meadows etc , the land and inheritance of Warwick BAMPFIELD Esq. during the terms I have on them; also £150 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Frances WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever a tenement called Garretts, now in the possession of Silas ALDER, lying near the George against Frome Market Place; also £400 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Alice WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever, a close of meadow at Nestovers called Newclose in the parish of Frome, about 10 acres, which I bought from Edmund LEVERSEDGE Esq., my late father in law; also £400 when she is twenty or when she marries

• to my daughter Susanna WHITCHURCH and her heirs forever the dwellinghouse at Critchill in the Parish of Frome now in the tenure of Richard AIRES, Tailor, his tenants or assigns, with the orchard, gardens and lands belonging to it, which I lately bought from Mr Benjamin AVERY and Mr Ralph MOXHAM and others, and also a close of meadow or pasture ground called Katherine Close which I lately bought from Mr AVERY and now in the tenure, possession and occupation of John WAYLAND, clothier  [?]

• to my daughter Susanna WHITCHURCH my leasehold estate at Little Keyford within the Parish of Frome with the lands etc. appertaining, the lands and inheritance of Samuel CABELL Esq.; also the 4 acres of pasture ground in Gaston in the Parish of Frome, also the lands and inheritance of Samuel CABELL; also the 2 acres of pasture ground in Northover Field, lately inclosed, the inheritance of Michael SMITH, for the terms I have on them; also ££450 when she is twenty or when she marries

• Ann my wife to have all property and enjoy the rents until the daughters are twenty or marry

• the maintenance of my aunt Anne LYTE, recently agreed in return for her relinquishing her title to Hapsford Mills, to be continued

• to the poor of the Parish of Frome £5

• residue to Ann my wife

• to each of my overseers and their wives a mourning ring

• to my sister BOYCE, my sister COLES, my brother BOYCE of London, Mr Richard YERBURY of London, Mr Edward ETTERICKE of London, William BREWER of Trowbridge Esq. and Mr Willm YERBURY, a mourning ring

• to my servant Hester GOLLEDGE if living with me at my death 20 shillings

Overseers: my brother in law Roger LEVERSEDGE Esq., my kinsmen John CHAMPNEYS Esq. and William WHITCHURCH Esq., my brother Mr Joseph IVIELEAFE and Mr Richard JENKINS

Executrix: Anne my wife. Witnesses: John GIFFORD, Wm WILKINS, Wm HAYTER [1, /404 q.474]

1691 Will proved: 4 Apr at PCC London by Ann WHITCHURCH [1, /404 q.474]

 

 

Sources

1. PCC Wills, PROB11

 

 

Last Modified:          8 Apr 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003

 

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Name:                    John WOODING

 

Death:                     bef 1734

Spouse:                 Hephzibah HUTCHINS ? [1]

 

Death:                     1734-36                   Gloucester [1]                Will signed/proved

Burial:                     abt 1736                  Gloucester, St Mary de Lode [1]

Other Spouses:       John KINGMAN

 

Notes for John WOODING

1734 Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of the City of Gloucester, signed will 5 Feb. My body to be buried in the psh church of St Mary de Lode as near as possible to my first husband John WOODING... [1]

 

 

Notes for Hephzibah HUTCHINS ?

1734 Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of the City of Gloucester, signed will 5 Feb. My body to be buried in the psh church of St Mary de Lode as near as possible to my first husband John WOODING; to my two kinsmen Dennis HUTCHINS and William HUTCHINS, 12 pence apiece; to my kinswoman Priscilla HUTCHINS, Spinster, half the ready monies I have at my death paying out of it half of my funeral expenses and debts; also the several parcel of plate and other goods entered on a piece of paper inclosed in this will; to James KINGMAN, £10; residue to my other kinswoman Hephzibah the now wife of James PEARCE, Cordwainer of Mitcheldean. Exix: Hephzibah PEARCE [1]

1736 Will proved: 29 Dec Cons. Ep. Glos, by Hephzibah PEARCE, sole exix [1]

 

 

Sources

1. Will of Hephzibah KINGMAN, Widow of Gloucester, GRO, 1736/226

 

 

Last Modified:          15 Mar 2003

Created:                  25 Apr 2003