SINGER and GOLLEDGE wills from Frome

 

Many thanks to Alan Cook for information on these families.

 

Testatrix:              Joane SINGER als SMITH, Widow of Buckland Denham

Legacies:              •       20s, my black gown and a piece of SKAMELL broad cloth to make a petticoat, to my sister Anne, wife of Walter COLES

                                •       £10 to my nephews William SINGER and Thomas BUNN for the use of my cousin Elizabeth WEST, their sister in law, to keep her from the parish if occasion require; or if not, to her son Thomas WEST

                                •       £25 each to William BUNN, John BUNN, Thomas BUNN, and James BUNN, sons of my cousin William BUNN and Joane his wife, to be paid to their father, with benefit of survivorship if any die before reaching 21

                                •       £20 each to William SINGER, Richard SINGER, John SINGER, Thomas SINGER and Anne SINGER, children of my cousin William SINGER and Anne his wife, on the same terms

                                •       £30 to Walter SINGER, another son of William and Anne, on the same terms

                                •       My black gown and the petticoat belonging to it and my best silver laced waistcoat to my cousin Anne SINGER, wife of William

                                •       £10 to my cousin William CLARKE, son of William CLARKE

                                •       £20 and a platter to Elizabeth CLARKE, his daughter, this and the bequest to William to be paid to their father on the same terms as above

                                •       My chattel house and ground called Little Cayford, purchased from Mr SANDERS Esq., to my cousin Margary CLARKE, wife of William

                                •       £5 to my cousin Joane NORFOLKE, daughter of James NORFOLK Jnr, to be paid when she is 21; but if she dies first, to the youngest child of my cousin Joane CRADOCK

                                •       £20 to my cousin Thomas, son of John WILCOX, the interest to be used to bind him apprentice

                                •       £5 to John CHURCHMAN, son to Mary CHURCHMAN, my granddaughter in law, to be paid when or before he comes to age

                                •       £5 each to my cousins Charles, Walter, John and Sarah CRADOCK, children of cousin Joane CRADOCK, for placing them abroad to some honest trades or when they are 21

                                •       20s to my cousin Henry SINGER my grandson [sic]

                                •       The gold ring that was her mother’s to his sister Mary SINGER

                                •       20s to my godson John GUNNING

                                •       20s to my servant John GUNNING

                                •       The acre of wheat called Tile Close, with two bushels of wheat, £6 and all the pewter and brass that was her Grandfather SINGER’s, all the plow tackling and the wood in the backside except one load to my granddaughter Susanna MORRIS

                                •       one load of wood to my cousin Joane BUNN

                                •       £40, my red petticoat with five laces, the little half headed bedstead in the middle chamber and a little kettle to my cousin Anne FORD

                                •       My new serge mantle and two red petticoats to my cousin Joane CRADOCK

                                •       20s to the poor of Buckland Denham

                                •       5s to my overseers

                                •       The residue to my cousin Joane BUNN, wife of William BUNN

Overseers:           My trusty and beloved friends George POWELL, Victualler of Buckland Denham and my cousin Walter SINGER, Yeoman of Elm

Will dated:            30 Apr 1687

Witnesses:           Hugh KNAPP, Richard COOKE (X), William GUNNING (X), Rebecka COLE

Executrix:             Joane BUNN

Proved:                  8 Nov 1691 at PCC London by Joane BUNN, wife of William BUNN, Exix

PRO reference:   PROB11/407 q.198

 

 

Testator:               George SINGER als SMITH of Elm

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1728

                               

Testator:               Robert SINGER als SMITH of Nunney

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1730

                               

Testator:               James SINGER als SMITH of Nunney

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1740

                               

Testator:               Samuel SINGER, Yeoman of Whatley

Will dated:            27 Jun 1739

Executrix:             wife Frances SINGER

Legacies:             •       Whatley farm to son James SINGER

                                •       estates late Thos DALLIMORE, GIBBONs and estates called  BATTs and PLAISTREs in Truttophile [Truddoxhill?] to wife Frances SINGER; after her death

    -   DALLIMORE land to son James

    -   GIBBONs to dau Frances 

    -   BATTs and PLAISTREs to son Samuel

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 26 Aug 1742

                               

Testator:               Anna SINGER als SMITH of Nunney

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1744

                               

Testator:               William SINGER of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1749

                               

Testator:               Richard SINGER of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1752

                               

Testator:               Mary SINGER of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1769

                               

Testator:               Betty SINGER of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1770

                               

Testator:               James SINGER of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1774

                               

Testator:               Martha SINGER of Rode

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1778

                               

Testator:               Joseph SINGER of Berkley

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1790

                               

Testator:               Samuel SINGER of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1793

                               

Testator:               John SINGER, Cloth worker of Frome

Will dated:            4 May 1780

Executors:            John HUNTLEY, Thomas LAWRENCE

Legacies:             •       BROWNs and QUILLs in Rodden to natural or reputed son John Singer BLUNT

                                •       household goods etc. to daughter Mary Singer BLUNT

Witnesses:           William POBJAY

Proved:                  PCC London, 10 Mar 1790

PRO reference:   PROB 11/1190 ff. 75-90

                               

Testator:               Joseph SINGER, Gent of Frome

Will dated:            24 Oct 1795

Executors:            Sampson PAYNE, Josiah AMES of Pilly Hill, William LACEY of Cheap St

Legacies:             •       Annuity to wife

                                •       Annuity to grandsons

                                •       Freehold at Little Elm to sis Mary

                                •       cash to son Thomas

                                •       silver bowl to daughter-in-law Betty

                                •       grandsons Joseph, Thomas CLAREY, Elias SINGER, Robert PHILLIPS

                                •       nephews Sampson PAYNE and his brothers and sisters

                                •       Joseph PRATTAIN of Gloucestershire

                                •       James PRATTAIN and his six children

Witnesses:           Robert SELFE, John MEES, John GREEN, Sarah LACEY

Proved:                  PCC London, 17 Mar 1800

PRO reference:   PROB 11/1339 ff. 289-290

                               

Testator:               Walter SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Executors:            James Carter SINGER and William SINGER

Legacies:             •       £5 p.a. to daughter Mary WEAVER

                                •       £15 p.a. to daughters Ann and Elizabeth

                                •       the house I live in with gardens etc., cyder house and tenement adjoining for my interest in them, household furniture, goods, plate and china, except my bureau to daughters Ann and Elizabeth

                                •       £20 to son-in-law William  WEAVER

                                •       residue to James Carter SINGER and William SINGER

                                •       £20 each to Mary, Hester, Ann, Elizabeth

Proved:                  Preb. Wells, 7 Dec 1805

PRO reference:   IR26/289 Will 199

Estate:                   Under £3,500

                               

Testator:               John HOLLWEY of Berkley

Executors:            Thomas SINGER of the Psh of Berkley; James SINGER of the Psh of Rodden

Legacies:             •       £30 to Jacob and Michael MORGAN, children of Michael MORGAN,  D[escendants of a] S[ister]

                                •       £40 to the other children/o Michael MORGAN

                                •       £50 to Thomas HARRINGTON,  D[escendant of a] S[ister]

                                •       residue to Benjamin HARRINGTON and Michael MORGAN

Proved:                  15 Mar 1806

PRO reference:   IR26/, Will 100

Estate:                   Under £100

                               

Testator:               William  SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Executors:            James Carter SINGER and John SPERRING

Legacies:              •       the interest on £120 for life to niece Sarah MAYO,, then equal shares to James PLAYER and John HILLIER

                                •       money left after selling household goods etc. to James PLAYER, John HILLIER and Sarah MAYO

                                •       leasehold tenements etc. at Murtry in the Psh of Buckland Dinham to James PLAYER and John HILLIER

Proved:                  Preb. Wells, 16 Mar 1808

PRO reference:   IR26/289 Will 200

Estate:                   Under £450

                               

Testator:               William SINGER, Frome

Administratrix:    Relict Sarah SINGER, the Exors having renounced

Legacies:             •       to wife, the whole estate; after her death:

-   £50 to son John SINGER if he returns to England

-   £50 to son William SINGER

-   residue to son Samuel SINGER when 21

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 16 Jan 1809

PRO reference:   IR26/290, Will 316

Estate:                   Under £100

                               

Testator:               Joseph SINGER of Frome

Executrix:             Janet SINGER

Legacies:             •       all estate to his wife; after her death

-   equal shares in household goods to daughters Sarah BIGGS and Elizabeth WHITE

-   £200 each to his four daughters Elizabeth w/o Samuel WHITE, Ann w/o Jno HARBUTT, Sarah w/o Jno BIGGS and Martha w/o Jas SYDSERFF

-   residue to son James SINGER

-   promissory note for £200 to son-in-law James SYDSERFF to be cancelled

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1 Feb 1811

PRO reference:   IR26/290, Will 474

Estate:                   Under £1,000

                               

Testator:               John SINGER of the Psh of Beckington

Administratrix:    Relict Mary SINGER of the Psh of Beckington, no executors being named

Legacies:             •       whole estate to wife Mary SINGER; after her death to Testor's children

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 24 Jun 1811

PRO reference:   IR26/290 f.506

Estate:                   Under £450

                               

Testator:               James Carter SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Executor:              William SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Legacies:             •       £200 to sis Mary WEAVER

                                •       £200 to sis Elizabeth PHIPPEN

                                •       £50 each to nephews Charles, John, William, James and Richard WEAVER

                                •       £60 to Elizabeth GILES if living with Testor at his death

                                •       £10 p.a. for life to be paid out of freehold estate called Great Moans [?] to nce Joanna PHIPPEN when 15

                                •       residue to bro William SINGER

Proved:                  Preb. Wells, 28 Sep 1811

PRO reference:   IR26/289, Will 202

Estate:                   Under £3,500

 

Testator:               Richard GOLLEDGE, Innholder of Frome

Will dated:            16 Dec 1821

Executors:            Edward Golledge PITT, Silversmith; Henry RYALL, Grocer

Legacies:              •       Widow Mary GOLLEDGE

                                •       Edward GOLLEDGE

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 28 Dec 1822

PRO reference:   IR26/?? f.1420

Estate:                   Under £800

                               

Testator:               Rachel SINGER, Spinster of Frome

Will dated:            15 Dec 1824

Executors:            Elenor HERRIDGE, Charlotte HERRIDGE

Legacies:             •       £10 to sis Ann UNDERWOOD

                                •       £10 to niece Ann SINGER

                                •       £5, plate etc. to Ann Bakehouse HERRIDGE

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 15 Aug 1826

PRO reference:   IR26/1105 f.931

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Testator:               William SINGER, Gent of Buckland Dinham

Legacies:              •       The annuity of £25 p.a. settled on my sister Elizabeth PHIPPEN by the will of my late father Walter SINGER dated 25 Jul 1798 to be paid to her as mentioned below

                                •       Three closes called ROSSITERs, part of my freehold estate, consisting of the Bell Inn, brewhouse, cellars, small stable, garden and two closes called Little Whetstone and Pond Close and one cellar and two stables on land part WHITCHURCH's, also one half of an estate called YEALs, all in Buckland D, for my unexpired interest in them To my nephew Charles WEAVER, subject to paying £5 p.a. to Elizabeth PHIPPEN as part of her annuity

                                •       One third part [?] in an estate late George WEAVERs and the entirety of a field called Charlgrove, also a piece of wood land adjoining Sir George BAMPFYLDE's wood, to my nephew James WEAVER his heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       New Close and a close called WHETSTONEs and that part of the Downs which belongs to COOKs Estate to the sd James WEAVER, also a tenement or dwelling house, malt house, outbuildings, garden and a paddock [sic] of ground late FRANK [?], also one half of an estate called YEALs, all in Buckland D, for my unexpired interest in them, subject to a payment of [£4] pounds p.a. to Elizabeth PHIPPEN as part of her annuity

                                •       Piece of land called Poor Tining To my nephew John WEAVER, his heirs etc. for ever

                                •       Two closes called BUNNs Bottom Ground and Henley, all in Buckland D, for my unexpired interest in them, subject to a payment of £3 p.a. as part of her annuity to sd John WEAVER

                                •       Piece of land called BULLENs and lands [?] in Green Close to my nephew Richard WEAVER, his heirs etc. for ever,

                                •       Leasehold property called BREWERs Estate to the sd Richard WEAVER for my unexpired interest in it, subject to payingf £3 p.a. to Elizabeth PHIPPEN as part of her annuity

                                •       Piece of land called CLAYs Orchard in the psh of Buckland D to my nephew William PHIPPEN, his heirs etc. for ever, also that piece of land called John Lin in the psh of Elm

                                •       Estate called WHITCHURCH to the sd William PHIPPEN, except the part bequeathed to my nephew Charles WEAVER, and also that part of BUNNs called Sutton Hind Hays and the Moor, being leasehold, for all my unexpired interest in them, subject to a payment of £3 p.a. to Elizabeth PHIPPEN as part of her annuity; the property bequeathed to William PHIPPEN and the rents to be retained by his father William PHIPPEN until he is 21 and applied for his maintenance and education

                                •       Piece of land called BUNNs Moor to my niece Joanna PHIPPEN, her heirs etc. for ever.

                                •       A tenement or dwelling house garden etc, part of COOKs Estate to the sd Joanna PHIPPEN, also four cottages called Late Moors, all in Buckland D, being leasehold, for my unexpired interest in them, subject to a payment of £3 p.a. to Elizabeth PHIPPEN as part of her annuity

                                •       Leasehold property called LACEYs in Buckland D to my niece Hester PHIPPEN, her Exors etc., for all my unexpired interest in it, subject to a payment of £2 p.a. to Elizabeth PHIPPEN as part of her annuity

                                •       Tenement or dwelling house etc. called MORGANs Tining in Buckland D to my sister Elizabeth PHIPPEN, her Exors etc. for all my unexpired interest in it, subject to a charge of £2 p.a., the remaining part of her annuity

                                •       Leasehold property called DURINs in Buckland D to my sister Mary WEAVER, her Exors etc. for all my unexpired interest in it

                                •       The residue of my estate to my nephews Charles and James WEAVER, their heirs etc., to be sold with all convenient speed and pay the following legacies out of the proceeds:

-   £150 to my sister Elizabeth PHIPPEN

-   £100 to my sister Mary WEAVER

-   £400 to my nephew John WEAVER

-   £400 to my nephew Richard WEAVER

-   £400 to my nephew William PHIPPEN, when he is 21, or if dies before without issue, to be equally divided between his sisters Joanna and Hester

-   £400 to my niece Joanna PHIPPEN

-   £400 to my niece Hester PHIPPEN, all of the payments to my nephews and nieces to be made in four yearly instalments

-   The ultimate residue to my nephews Charles and James WEAVER, their heirs etc. in equal shares

Witnesses:           William FAIRBANKS, Solr, Frome; George HUMPHRYS, Samuel LINTERN

Will dated:            23 Jan 1828             

Executors:            Charles and James WEAVER

Proved:                  27 Aug 1829 at PCC London by Charles and James WEAVER, nephews, Exors

PRO reference:   PROB11/1760 q.506

 

Testator:               James SINGER, Gentleman of Frome (late of Rodden)

Will dated:           

Executors:            Forehead SINGER

Legacies:             •       £500 to Elizabeth SCUDAMORE

                                •       £200 to Sophia NUTH

                                •       £200 to Martha RABBITS

Witnesses:           Elijah BUSH, John Jones BUSH, James HARRIS

Proved:                  1838

PRO reference:   IR26/1498 f.417

Estate:                  

                               

Testator:               Thomas SINGER, Farmer of Berkley

Will dated:           

Executors:           

Legacies:             •      

Proved:                  PCC London, 27 Dec 1830                               

PRO reference:   PROB11/1779

 

Testator:               Jeremiah SINGER, of Rodden

Will dated:            1 Jul 1839

Executors:            Edward HOWELL, Miller of Frome; Forehead SINGER of Berkely

Legacies:             •       Property to sons Daniel SINGER, Jeremiah SINGER, William SINGER, John SINGER, Thomas SINGER and wife Ruth SINGER; daughters Betty BUTCHER and Eleanor BURGE and granddaughter Sarah BUTCHER

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells, 20 May 1840

PRO reference:   IR26/1562 f.392

Estate:                   Under £1000

                               

Testator:               Daniel SINGER, Yeoman of Rodden

Died:                       4 Sep 1844

Will dated:            4 Sep 1844 (X)

Executrix:             Sarah SINGER (X)

Legacies:             •       All freehold and personal property to my wife Sarah SINGER for life in trust for all her children

Proved:                  18 Feb 1845

PRO reference:   IR26/?? f.231

Estate:                   Under £300

                               

Testator:               John SINGER ots John Singer BLUNT, Clothier of Keyford, Frome

Will dated:            26 May 1828

Executors:            Jane SINGER; admon granted to Robert Blunt SINGER, Yeoman of Keyford

Legacies:             •       sons Robert Blunt SINGER, John Huntley SINGER, daughter Jane SINGER and wife Jane PHILLIPS

Witnesses:           Thomas BUNN, John MILES, Mary PHILLIPS

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 4 Jan 1848

PRO reference:   IR26/1793 f.43

Estate:                   Under £20

                               

Testator:               Frances SINGER, Widow of Beckington

Will dated:           

Executors:           

Legacies:             

Proved:                  1848

PRO reference:   IR26/1820 f.927

                               

Testator:               Richard SINGER of Frome Selwood

Will dated:            4 Sep 1848

Executors:            Samuel HODDER, Richard John TOOP

Legacies:             •       Property in Frome to be sold and proceeds divided equally between wife Mary SINGER, sons James SINGER, Charles SINGER and daughter Elizabeth TOOP; likewise rent from house and inn at Challinch in the psh of Doulting

Proved:                  1848

PRO reference:   IR26/1820 f.930

                               

Testator:               Mary GOLLEDGE, Widow of Frome

Will dated:            14 Jul 1846

Executors:            Elizabeth CLARE Snr; Elizabeth CLARE Jnr

Legacies:             •       6 silver teaspoons and £300 to son John GOLLEDGE

                                •       household items and £300 to daughter Mary HODGES, w/o George

                                •       household items and £300 to daughter Eliza STRIDE, w/o James

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 1 Jun 1849

PRO reference:   IR26/290, Will 231

Estate:                   Under £600

                               

Testator:               Henry SINGER of Frome

Executors:            William CHALKER, Ezekiel Charles PETGRAVE

Legacies:             •       to children of late brothers William, Charles and Edward SINGER

Proved:                  London, 12 Feb 1867

 

Testator:              

Will dated:           

Executors:           

Legacies:             •      

Proved:                  PCC London,                                                        

PRO reference:   PROB11/