Bath & Wells Estate Duty Records, 1805-11

 

Tax inspectors monitored bequests to keep track of death duty liabilities. Their records are in class IR26 at the Public Record Office and can be viewed on microfilm at the Family Record Centre. Until 1812 they were recorded according to the court which gave probate, but thereafter in sequences for the whole of England and Wales, except for records for wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, which were kept separate. The data below is drawn from records for the Consistory Archidiaconal Court of Wells, PRO film reference IR26/290.

 

The tax clerks' notes are often abbreviated and quite hard to read and interpret; the FRC has a guidance sheet. I have made notes on entries for testators whose abode was Frome or its ancient hundred. I have not reproduced all the notes and figures in the records.

Comments in (round brackets) are by the tax clerks; those in [square brackets] are mine.

 

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Key

Administration (Admon):            court direction to dispose of the goods of someone who died without making a will

Codicil:                                          formal amendment or addition to a will

Duty:                                               tax levied on, in this context, inherited property

Executor/executrix (Exor/Exix):   person with responsibility for having the will proved

Estate:                                           the property owned by the testator

Legatee:                                        person to whom a bequest is made

Reserved power:                         authority over the disposal of the estate held by someone other than the executor(s)

Probate:                                         court judgement on the validity of the will

Relict:                                             the widow of a testator

Residue:                                       remainder of estate after payment of particular legacies; cf. Residuary Legatee

Testator/testatrix (Testor):          person who made the will

 

1805

 

Will No:                  6

Testator:               Sarah TUCKER of Frome Swd

Executors:            William DREDGE, Maltster of Corsley, Wilts; James CLACEE of Frome Swd, Surveyor of Roads

Legacies:              (1)   to James DUNNING £15, shared interest in house and garden in Corsley, Wilts, occupied by Alexander CROSS

                                (2)   to Samuel DUNNING, my share in the house and garden at Corsley he now lives in

                                (3)   to Elizabeth DUNNING and her present children, my house and garden in her occupation

                                (4)   to Elizabeth DUNNING, the interest on £100 for life; after her death to her daughter Elizabeth WATTS or Elizabeth WATTS, infant d/o Elizabeth WATTS

                                (5)   Nathaniel DUNNING, 19 guineas at 25 interest [sic]

                                (6)   to Elizabeth WATTS, china etc.

                                (7)   to Samuel DUNNING, cuckoo clock

                                (8)   to Elizabeth w/o David DUNNING, bed etc.

                                (9)   to Elizabeth w/o David DUNNING, Elizabeth DUNNING Widow, Elizabeth WATTS, James DUNNING, Joseph DUNNING, Mary TUDGAY, Nathaniel DUNNING, Ann DUNNING, Solomon DUNNING and the Minor d/o James [illegible], residue

Observations:      Exor in trust for Elizabeth DUNNING and others DS [Descendant of a Sister]

Proved:                  14 Mar 1805

Estate:                   Under £450

 

Will No:                  7

Testator:               Henry FURFITT of Whatley

Executors:            James Anthony WICKHAM

Legacies:             to gch Henry and Harriet CHAPMAN, the whole estate when they reach 21; if they die sooner, to the ch/o Testor's daus Frances HORLER and Mary ?CHRISTIE

Proved:                  4 Apr 1805                         

Estate:                   Under £150

 

Will No:                  10

Testator:               Mary WILTSHIRE of Frome Swd

Executors:            Lydia ADLAM, Spinster

Legacies:              to Elizabeth ADLAM, the whole estate

Proved:                  11 Apr 1805

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  13

Testator:               Thomas TUCK of Frome Swd

Executors:            James BAILEY of Naish's St, Frome, Shopkeeper

Legacies:              to James BAILEY, the whole estate

Proved:                  22 Apr 1805

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  19

Testator:               Thomas JONES of Frome Swd

Executors:            John WAYLAND, Gent of Frome Swd; William HUMPRHIES, Cardmaker of Frome Swd

Legacies:              to wife, all effects for life; after her death to sons John Stevens JONES, James Ayres JONES and dau Martha Phillips JONES

Proved:                  15 Apr 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  28

Testator:               Sarah SCHNEIDER of Beckington

Executors:            Revd Henry SAINSBURY

Legacies:              to sis Martha BURNELL, the whole estate; after her death to Testx's three nieces

Proved:                  25 Jun 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  29

Testator:               Ann GIFFORD of Frome Swd

Executors:            John WAYLAND, James GIFFORD

Legacies:             (1)   to nph Samuel GREGORY and nce Hannah HARROLD, Testx's interest in insurance policies on the lives of Thomas DIBBINS and Joseph VINNEY

                                (2)   to bro John GREGORY, 1/5 of the residue; after his death to his children

                                (3)   to the children living of late bro Samuel GREGORY, of late sis Sarah ALLEN, of late sis Hannah NICHOLLS and to James GREGORY, residue

Duty:                       (2)   duty paid

Proved:                  25 Jun 1805

Estate:                   Under £300

 

Will No:                  37

Testator:               Ann WHITCHURCH of Frome Swd

Executors:            Joseph BIGWOOD

Legacies:              (1)   to Thomas HALL of Frome Swd, cancellation of bond made at his marriage to Testx's dau Sarah

                                (2)   to gdau Ann HALL, £50

                                (3)   son Joseph BIGWOOD, residue

Proved:                  2 Jul 1805

Estate:                   Under £450

 

Will No:                  41

Testator:               Betty WEBLEY of Ford, Psh of Berkley

Executors:            Nph John COWARD of Chapmanslade, Wilts, Clothier

Residue:                said John COWARD

Legacies:              (1)   to James WEBLEY, bed

                                (2)   to James COWARD, £20

                                (3)   to John COWARD, £20

Proved:                  15 Jul 1805

Estate:                   Under £100 (insolvent estate)

 

Will No:                  43

Testator:               James PROVIS of Frome Swd

Executors:            Mary w/o John CULLEN

Legacies:              to children, whole estate

Proved:                  22 Jul 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  52

Testator:               George JOYCE of Cloford

Executors:            Nph George JOYCE of Cloford

Legacies:             (1)   to sis Sarah DERRICK…

                                (2)   George JOYCE of Cloford, residue

Proved:                  25 Oct 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  62

Testator:               John SHEPPARD of Whatley

Executors:            son John SHEPPARD,

Legacies:             (1)   to dau Betty BURGE, stock of hay

                                (2)   to wife, residue; after her death:

                                    -       to son John SHEPPARD, lands etc.

                                    -       to dau Betty BURGE, household goods

Proved:                  2 Dec 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  65

Testator:               William HUSSEY of Frome Swd

Executors:            wife Ann w/o Benjamin SIMS, late Ann HUSSEY, Widow

Legacies:              to said Ann SIMS, the whole estate; on her death to son William HUSSEY and dau Ann HUSSEY

Proved:                  7 Dec 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  67

Testator:               Joseph HAREBATTLE of Beckington

Executors:            Jane CROMWELL (late BRICE), w/o Edward CROMWELL

Legacies:              to Jane BRICE, whole estate

Proved:                  9 Dec 1805

Estate:                   Under £100

 

1806

 

Will No:                  76

Testator:               William GRIST of Trudoxhill, Psh of Nunney

Executors:            Levi WITCOMB of Millards Green House, Psh of Nunney; and Robert CANDY of Rumsey, Maltster

Legacies:              (1)   to sons William and John GRIST a close called Woodhays in Trudoxhill

                                (2)   to daus Mary BARBER and Susannah GALE, £150 each

                                (3)   to son Richard GRIST, £40

                                (4)   to dau Susannah GALE, £100

                                (5)   to dau Mary BARBER, £100

                                (6)   to son William GRIST, £100

                                (7)   to son John GRIST, £100

                                (8)   to Levi WITCOMB, a mortgage made to me by Robert PARSONS and John COOPER… my brother Joseph GRIST now in America on trust to pay to Mary GRIST [an annuity] and on her death to Fanny BARBER, Nancy BARBER, Charles BARBER, William GRIST, Mary GALE, to my sons Willliam, Richard and John GRIST

                                (9)   to son Richard GRIST, my Cyder mill etc.

                                (10)to children, residue

Proved:                  15 Jan 1806

Estate:                   Under £1500

 

Will No:                  82

Testator:               John LACEY of Road

Executors:            wife Sarah LACEY

Legacies:              to wife and children, whole estate

Proved:                  3 Mar 1806

Estate:                   Under £600

 

Will No:                  100

Testator:               John HOLLWEY of Berkley

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

Legacies:             (1)   to Jacob and Michael MORGAN, ch/o Michael MORGAN, £30

                                (2)   to the other ch/o Michael MORGAN, £40

                                (3)   to Thomas HARRINGTON, £50

                                (4)   to Benjamin HARRINGTON and Michael MORGAN, residue

Proved:                  15 Mar 1806, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (1)   DS [Descendants of a Sister]

                                (3)   DS

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  108

Testator:               George MOON of Leigh on Mendip

Executors:            Relict Elizabeth MOON

Legacies:             (1)   to dau Martha MOON, £50

                                (2)   to dau Mary MOON, 3s per week

                                (3)   to wife Elizabeth MOON, residue

Proved:                  4 Oct 1806, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  112

Testator:               William WISE, Private Soldier in 1st Regt of Foot Guards, of Frome Swd

Executors:            Sarah MILLETT w/o William MILLETT

Legacies:             to sis Sarah MILLETT w/o William MILLETT, the whole estate

Proved:                  4 Nov 1806, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  114

Testator:               John TREASURE of Frome Swd

Executors:            John TUCK; power reserved to Samuel GREGORY

Legacies:             (1)   to wife, household goods etc.; after her death to be shared between his daus Ann, Elizabeth and Sophia

                                (2)   to three daus, furniture not chosen by his wife

                                (3)   to wife, interest on £90 and after her death the principal to be shared between all his children

                                (4)   to son, John silver watch

                                (5)   to my five children, residue, to be paid to son James and daus Elizabeth, and Sophia as soon as possible after my death, to dau Ann COWARD [details], to son John [details] as he is on in HM service

Proved:                  15 Nov 1806, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £600

 

1807

 

Will No:                  124

Testator:               James POBJOY of Frome Swd

Executors:            Thomas HARRIS, William HUMPHRIES

Legacies:             (1)   to nph Samuel NEWPORT, 2 ac. arable near Gibbet Hill

                                (2)   to nce Mary NEWPORT, silver watch, chain and seal, wearing apparel, rings and ornaments of dress which belonged to my late wife

                                (3)   to nphs Thomas and Edward NEWPORT, my wearing apparel

                                (4) – (5)  to nphs Thomas and Edward NEWPORT and nce Mary NEWPORT, all my household goods, furniture, linen and plate

                                (6)   to nph Joseph HAWKINS, £100 12 mths after my death out of my freehold and leasehold estates

                                (7)   to nphs Thomas and Edward NEWPORT and nce Mary NEWPORT, my freehold estates subject to (6). If my nph Edward dies under 21, his share to the survivors; if after the death of all three, to their children at 21, rents and profits for their maintenance in the mean time. In default of issue attaining 21 to my next of kin.

                                (8)   to nphs Thomas and Edward NEWPORT and nce Mary NEWPORT, residue when my nph Edward is 21. If he dies under 21, to the survivors

Proved:                  3 Feb 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £3,500

 

Will No:                  134

Testator:               William QUANCE of Nunney

Executors:            Jane YEOMAN, Spinster

Legacies:             (1)   to James STEVENS, £25 to be apprenticed when he shall be of proper age

                                (2)   to Jane YEOMAN, residue

Proved:                  7 Mar 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £300

 

Will No:                  156

Testator:               Thomas BUTLER of Frome Swd

Executors:            Relict Mary BUTLER

Legacies:             (1)   to wife my house in Gentle St where I live to; after her death, to my son Thomas

                                (2)   to wife, residue

Notes:                    Wife to carry on the business for the benefit of the family

Proved:                  25 Jun 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  169

Testator:               Jane YEOMAN of Nunney

Executors:            Mary Williams BARTON w/o William BARTON

Legacies:             1)    to sis Mary Williams BARTON, right in the house I live in etc.

                                2)    to nce Sarah Williams BARTON, £200 at 21; if she dies sooner, to nce Mary Williams BARTON

Proved:                  4 Jul 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £300

 

Will No:                  179

Testator:               Joseph LACEY of Frome Swd

Executors:            Richard GIBLET of Frome Swd, Currier; power reserved to James RAWLINGS

Legacies:             (1)   to son John LACEY and dau Mary GREGORY, the proceeds of selling a freehold messuage on Whittocks Lane, Frome, except £5

                                (2)   to son John, clock and household goods

                                (3)   to children John LACEY and Mary GREGORY, residue

Proved:                  8 Aug 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                       (1) valued at £50 each, £10 duty paid by each

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  182

Testator:               Robert ASHBY of Marston Bigot

Executors:            Jonathan PINNOCK

Legacies:             to wife Dorothy ASHBY, whole estate; after her death:

                                    (1)   to son Robert ASHBY, £20

                                    (2)   to son Edward ASHBY, £20

                                    (3)   to son George ASHBY, £20

                                    (4)   to son Simon ASHBY, £20

                                    (5)   to dau Elizabeth GUNNING, £20

                                    (6)   to dau Jane ASHBY, estate called Tapp Bailys and Daniels

                                        (7)   to daus Ann, Alice and Lucy, equal shares in residue

Proved:                  11 Sep 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                       (1) – (5) 11s duty paid by each

                                (5) paid by "son" James GUNNING

                                (6) 13s 6d duty paid on 1/4 of residue (value £67) by John POPE and Mary his wife

Estate:                   Under £450

 

Will No:                  184

Testator:               David FRENCH of Frome Swd

Executors:            John WAYLAND of Frome Swd, William ALLARD of Frome Swd

Legacies:             (1)   to nph John FRENCH, messuages, dwelling house, malthouse etc. held under Marquess of Bath in Gentle St subject to paying £3 p.a. to William LISTER s/o testor's late sis Rachel; after his death to nph Jacob FRENCH

                                (2)   to nph John FRENCH, £350

                                (3)   to nce Grace PEARCE, £40

                                (4)   to John WAYLAND and William ALLARD in trust, £340 to pay 12s per week to nce Grace PEARCE; after her death to her husband and three children

                                (5)   to said nph Jacob FRENCH, £315

                                (6)   to nph David FRENCH, £200

                                (7)   to nce Mary JAMES, £150

                                (8)   to nce Elizabeth GEORGE, £150

                                (9)   to nph William LISTER, £100 and after his death to his wife and children

                                (10)to nph William HIBBERD, £30

                                (11)to nph William HIBBERD, £92 and after his death to his children

                                (12)to nph Benjamin HIBBERD, £30

                                (13)to nce Rachel GREENLAND, £100

                                (14)to John GREGORY, £100

                                (15)to James GREGORY, £20

                                (16)to Charles WAYLAND, £25

                                (17)to Joseph FRENCH, £20

                                (18)to Sarah COOK, £155 and the bed in the room she sleeps in if living with me at my death; else £60 only

                                        to nph John FRENCH and nce Grace PEARCE, residue

Proved:                  1 Oct 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                       (2)   DB [Descendant of Brother] £8 15s paid

                                (3)   DS [Descendant of Sister] £1 12s 6d paid

                                (5) – (8) all DB, duty paid

                                (10)DS duty paid

                                (12)Nep duty paid

                                (13) – (14) DS duty paid

                                (15) – (16) duty paid

                                (17)DBF [Descendant of Brother of Father] duty paid

Estate:                   Under £3,500

 

Will No:                  185

Testator:               William MITCHELL of Nunney

Executors:            William MARLER

Legacies:             to wife whole estate; after her death:

                                    (1)   to William MARLER, clock and gun

                                    (2)   to sis Iris [?] DALBY w/o Samuel DALBY and Elizabeth HOPKINS, the residue

Proved:                  3 Oct 1807, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

1808

 

Will No:                  211

Testator:               Mary GREATWOOD of Frome Swd

Executors:            James GIFFORD

Legacies:             (1)   to William MOORE when he reaches 21, £20 and a gold ring; if he dies sooner, to his mother Ann MOORE

                                (2)   to dau-in-law Joyce HARVEY and Ann MOORE, residue; if Ann MOORE dies in Testator's lifetime, to her dau Ann LESLIE

Proved:                  18 Jan 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  236

Testator:               John RICHARDS of Frome Swd

Executors:            John ED[?]THER, Henry RICHARDS; power reserved to William HAGLEY

Legacies:             (1)   to dau Eleanor PORTER, tenement in Starve Acre in the occupation of Thomas BABER and three tenements in Catherine Hill in the occupation of John BUTLER, Mr William HAGLEY, Surgeon, and Henry RICHARDS; after her death to her children or else to her heirs

                                (2)   to dau Eleanor PORTER and her husband Thomas, leasehold tenements in the Mint for the rest of the term

                                (3)   to Samuel BUTLER and gdau Hannah PALMER, two tenements at the Butts in the occupation of Mr JEFFRIES and Mr EELLS

                                (4)   to John JEFFRIES, rent of said leasehold for life

Proved:                  7 Mar 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells                                                                 

Duty:                       1)    Exors in trust for gchn Samuel, Eleanor and Thomas PORTER paid 17s 3d duty on leasehold tenements in the Mint sold about March 1809 and valued at £30

                                2)    Exors in trust for Samuel BUTLER and Hannah PORTER tenements at the Butts held for the lives of Betsey PORTER aged 11 and Samuel BUTLER aged 27

                                3)    sis Ann JEFFRIES

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  242

Testator:               Elizabeth HEALE of Frome Swd

Executors:            James HEALE, Joseph HEALE; power reserved to John HEALE

Legacies:             (1)   to sis-in-law Catherine HOGG, £60

                                (2)   to ch/o late sis Margaret COXON, £60

                                (3)   to nph William POULTER, £40

                                (4)   to George STRODE, £30

                                        to ch/o late husband (5) John HEALE (6) James HEALE (7) Joseph HEALE (8) Hannah DUNT[?] (9) Elizabeth BAGGOT and (10) ch/o Mary GILES d/o husband, residue

Proved:                  28 Apr 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                       (1)   duty paid

                                (2)   DS [Descendants of a Sister]duty paid E. LAWSON[?], M. CHARLETON, Jos[?] COXON

                                (3)   DS duty paid

                                (4)   duty paid

                                (5) – (10) duty paid (9) by John and Elizabeth BAGGOT             

Estate:                   Under £450                                  

 

Will No:                  245

Testator:               William DART of Frome Swd

Executors:            William LACEY of Nunney, Wool Merchant, Relict and Exix dying without taking probate

Legacies:             (1)   to wife                                    

                                (2)   to my four children Sarah, Ann, Susanna and William, equal shares in messuage in possession of Susanna KING

Proved:                  5 May 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £20

 

Will No:                  246

Testator:               Joseph BIGWOOD of Frome Swd

Executors:            James RAWLINGS OF Frome Swd, John CLARKE of Frome Swd

Legacies:             (1)   to nph Thomas HALL, dwelling house occupied by Shadwell CLEMENT and cottage occupied by John TWITCHER when 21 subject to paying nce Ann HALL £50 left her by Testor's mother

                                (2)   to bro John BIGWOOD and sis Sarah HALL, residue

Duty:                       (1)   Leasehold mortgaged to a Mr MOON for more than could be procured for it and the mortgagee took posession

Proved:                  5 May 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  247

Testator:               Ann PALMER, Shopkeeper of Frome Swd

Executors:            Nph John WHEREATT

Legacies:             to nph John WHEART, the whole estate

Proved:                  7 May 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  254

Testator:               William CHINNOCK of Frome Swd

Executors:            Relict Mary CHINNOCK

Legacies:             (1)   to dau Hannah CHINNOCK, annuity of £2 12s

                                (2)   to son John CHINNOCK, £30

                                (3)   to dau Elizabeth CHINNOCK, £30

                                (4)   to son Richard CHINNOCK, £30

                                (5)   to dau Susannah CHINNOCK, £30

                                (6)   to wife Mary CHINNOCK, residue

Proved:                  12 May 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (1)   age 35

Estate:                   Under £800

 

Will No:                  258

Testator:               William WILCOX of Leigh on Mendip

Executors:            Relict Jane WILCOX; power reserved to daus Martha WILCOX and Ann WILCOX

Legacies:             (1)   to dau Ann WILCOX, £10

                                (2)   to wife Jane and two daus, residue

Proved:                  7 Jun 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  262

Testator:               John ADLAM of Frome Swd

Executors:            Ralph HOTCHKIN and William CHISLETT, Gents of Frome Swd

Legacies:             to children, proceeds of selling messuages etc.

Proved:                  30 Jun 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £450

 

Will No:                  263

Testator:               Elizabeth HALLIDAY of Frome Swd

Executors:            Son James HALLIDAY

Legacies:              to James HALLIDAY, whole estate

Proved:                  30 Jun 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £2,000

 

Will No:                  279

Testator:               William HEALE of Frome Swd

Executors:            James HEALE and John HEALE

Legacies:             (1)   to nphs James HEALE and John HEALE, remainder of household goods and wearing apparel

                                (2)   to nph James HEALE, 1/10 proceeds of selling real estate

                                (3)   to nph John HEALE, 1/10 proceeds of selling real estate

                                (4)   to Hannah HEALE, (5) Elizabeth HEALE, (6) Joseph HEALE, ch/o bro John, (7) John HEALE, (8) William HEALE, (9) Joseph HEALE, ch/o bro James, 6/10 share in proceeds of selling real estate

                                (10)to ch/o late nce Mary GILES 1/10 proceeds of selling real estate

                                (11)to ch/o late nce Mary GRACE 1/10 proceeds of selling real estate

Proved:                  3 Jul 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (2) – (4) DB [Descendants of Brothers] duty paid

                                (10) DB Exors for ch/o Mary GREEN [sic] duty paid

Estate:                   Under £600

 

Will No:                  282

Testator:               William WILTSHIRE of Frome Swd

Executors:            Relict Mary WILTSHIRE

Legacies:             (1)   to sis Mary SLY [SLEIGH?]

                                (2)   to wife; after her death to son William when 21

Proved:                  26 Jul 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £2000

 

Will No:                  288

Testator:               George STONE of Frome Swd

Executors:            Samuel GREGORY

Legacies:             to children Sarah STONE and Edward STONE, the whole estate

Proved:                  3 Aug 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  292

Testator:               Betty LIDBURY of Beckington

Executors:            Joseph LIDBURY of Beckington

Legacies:             to bro Joseph LIDBURY of Beckington, the whole estate          

Estate:                   Under £2000

 

Will No:                  294

Testator:               Ann FREESTONE of Frome Swd

Executors:            Nce Sophia otherwise Avis NOBLE, now living with me

Legacies:             to Sophia otherwise Avis NOBLE, the whole estate

Proved:                  8 Sep 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  295

Testator:               William FREEMAN of Marston Bigot

Executors:            William Trueman FENNELL

Legacies:             (1)   to gson William FENNELL, £20              

                                (2)   to gt gson William Trueman FENNELL, residue

Proved:                  10 Sep 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  302

Testator:               Joseph SMITHFIELD of Marston Bigot

Executors:            William CREESE

Legacies:             (1)   to dau Martha CREESE, £20    

                                (2)   to daus Mary GREENLAND and (3) Martha CREESE, my seven cows, two pigs, rick of hay, all now in the possession of Mary GREENLAND

Observations:      £3 borrowed by Robert MOOR to be considered as part of the residue

Proved:                  11 Oct 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £300

 

Will No:                  306

Testator:               William WILLIS of Beckington

Executors:            John CARPENTER, Dyer of Corsley, Wilts, and James CARPENTER of Beckington, Mealman

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

                                    (1)   to William WRIGHT, £100

                                    (2)   to Joseph NAISH Snr, £100

                                    (3)   to the current Minister of the Unitarian Meeting House in Beckington, the interest of £100

                                    (4)   to Rev. Roger HOWELL, £20

                                    (5)   to Elizabeth WRIGHT, £50

                                    (6)   to Charlotte Margaret ROGERS, £100

                                    (7)   to John CARPENTER and James CARPENTER, residue

Proved:                  31 Oct 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (2)   Exors of Joseph NAISH

                                (6)   DSF [Descendant of a Sister of Testor's Father]

Estate:                   Under £800

 

Will No:                  311

Testator:               Charles PINKER of Woolverton

Executors:            Rev. William BATCHELOR, Clerk of Bath, and Roger MOGER, Gent of Woolverton

Legacies:             (1)   to Robert MOGER, £100

                                (2)   to sisters Mary and Charlotte and bro James RENDICARY, residue

Proved:                  23 Nov 1808, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £100

 

1809

 

Will No:                  316

Testator:               William SINGER of Frome Swd

Executors:            Relict Sarah SINGER, the Exors having renounced

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

                                    (1)   to son John, £50 if he returns to England

                                    (2)   to son William, £50

                                    (3)   to son Samuel, the residue when 21

Proved:                  16 Jan 1809, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (2)   duty paid                       

Estate:                   Under £

 

Will No:                  327

Testator:               Mary HUGHES of Nunney

Executors:            Miles HUGHES; power reserved to Robert MILES

Legacies:             (1)   to son Miles HUGHES, 1/3 interest in tenements in the Psh of Frome belonging to the late John COLES, 1/3 interest in a paddock in Nunney in the occupation of Thomas PHILLIPS; after his death, if without issue to Testx's gdau Mary HUGHES, else the proceeds of sale to be divided 2:1 between them

                                (2)   to Miles HUGHES, silver etc.

                                (3)   to gdau Mary HUGHES, china etc.

                                (4)   to son Miles HUGHES, bull and cow

                                (5)   to Miles HUGHES and Mary HUGHES, residue

Proved:                  28 Mar 1809, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  232

Testator:               Henry HARVEY of Lullington

Executors:            Richard HARVEY, Joseph CABELL

Legacies:             (1)   to daus Ruth and Mary, £5 after death of wife

                                (2)   to daus Ruth and Mary, residue

Proved:                  17 Apr 1809, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £200

 

Will No:                  343

Testator:               Zaberdee BEACHIM of Page House, Psh of Babington

Executors:            Relict Joanna BEACHIM

Legacies:             (1)   to son-in-law Richard BEACHIM, £50

                                (2)   to Joanna BEACHIM, residue; after her death to two gsons Thomas and Zeberdee BEACHIM and dau Sarah BEACHIM

Proved:                  20 Jan 1809, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £450

 

Will No:                  344

Testator:               John CAYFORD of Egford, Psh of Whatley

Executors:            John EVERETT, Grocer of Warminster, Wilts; Frederick SEAGRAM renounced

Legacies:             (1)   to son John CAYFORD, daus (2) Mary SLY and (3) Ann MONTAGUE, £100 each to any who come to England to collect it within two years of Testor's death

                                (4)   to children John, Samuel, Sarah and Hannah, £100 each

                                (5)   to each of the eleven ch/o dau Sarah, the five ch/o dau Hannah, the two ch/o son Samuel, 20 guineas

                                (6)   to children Samuel, Sarah and Hannah, residue

Proved:                  21 Jun 1809, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      Assets insufficient to pay in full

                                (1)   duty paid

                                (2)   William SLEIGH in right of his wife Mary, duty paid

                                (3)   Ann w/o William MONTAGUE, duty paid

                                (4)   son Samuel CAYFORD duty paid; dau Sarah w/o Robert HUMPHRIES duty paid [7 Apr 1824 Sarah JOYCE; 19 Jun 1829 Elizabeth COLES]; dau Hannah w/o James COLE [sic] duty paid

                                (5)   gson John HUMPHRIES duty paid [12 Jul 1825 gdau Mary COLES]; gdau Christian CAYFORD; gson Matthias CAYFORD [9 Jun 1826 Ann HARDING]; gdau Ann HUMPHRIES [20 Oct 1826 Jb HUMPHRIES, Job Cooper HUMPHRIRES]; gson Robert HUMPHRIES; gson Joel HUMPHRIES; gdau Rachael Cooper HUMPHRIES; gson Jos CAYFORD; gson Thomas JOYCE; gson William HUMPHRIES

Estate:                   Under £1,500

 

Will No:                  361

Testator:               Hannah WHEREAT

Executors:            George WEST

Legacies:              to son-in-law George WEST, whole estate

Proved:                  23 Sep 1809, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £600

 

Will No:                 

Testator:              

Executors:           

Legacies:             (1)   to                                             

                                (2)   to

                                (3)   to

                                ()     to , residue

Proved:                  , Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (1)                                                   

Estate:                   Under £

 

1810

 

Will No:                  430

Testator:               William ALLWARD of Frome Swd

Executors:            Relict Mary ALLWARD, James ALLWARD, Joseph ALLWARD

Legacies:              (1)   to child William ALLWARD, £100

                                (2)   to child Mary HODDINOTT, £100

                                (3)   to son John ALLWARD, £250 when 21

                                (4)   to dau Nancy ALLWARD, £250 when 21

                                (5)   to gson James ALLWARD s/o dau Mary, £50 when 21

                                (6)   to gson George ALLWARD, £100 when 21; if he dies sooner, to his bro John

                                (7)   to Mary Ann ALLWARD, £50 when 21; if she dies sooner, to her bro John

                                (8)   to wife Mary ALLWARD, sons James ALLWARD and Joseph ALLWARD, residue

Proved:                  27 Jul 1810, Cons. Arch. Wells

Duty:                      (1) – (2) £1 duty paid

                                (3) – (4) 31s 3d duty paid

                                (5)   12s 3d duty paid

                                (6)   £1 4s 6d duty paid

                                (7)   12s 3d duty paid

                                (8)   £42 19s duty paid

Estate:                   Under £7,500

 

Will No:                  433

Testator:               Thomas HORLER of Mells

Executors:            Thomas HORLER

Legacies:             (1)   to chn John HORLER, James HORLER, Thomas HORLER and Martha PADFIELD, money and interest

                                (2)   to wife Mary HORLER, residue

Proved:                  3 Aug 1810, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £100

 

Will No:                  442

Testator:               Thomas PADFIELD of Leigh on Mendip

Executors:            son Zebedee PADFIELD

Legacies:             (1)   to son Samuel PADFIELD, £20

                                (2)   to son Jeremiah PADFIELD, £50 and the house he lives in

                                (3)   to son Isaac PADFIELD, £50 and the house he lives in, adjoining the above [details]to be paid out of freehold estate called MORGANs nr Saddle House

                                (4)   to son Thomas PADFIELD, £20

                                (5)   to dau Martha EMERY, £100 and clock and red bolster

                                (6)   to Zebedee PADFIELD, residue

Duty:                       (1)   4s duty paid

                                (3)   11s duty paid

                                (4)   4s duty paid

                                (5)   5s duty paid

                                (6)   £7 4s 3d duty paid

Proved:                  11 Sep 1810, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £1,000

 

1811

 

Will No:                  474

Testator:               Joseph SINGER of Frome Swd

Executors:            James SINGER

Legacies:              all estate to his wife; after her death

                                    (1)   to daus Sarah BIGGS and Elizabeth WHITE, equal shares in household goods

                                    (2)   to his four daus Elizabeth, (3) Ann, (4) Sarah and (5) Martha, £200 each

                                    (6)   to son James SINGER, residue

                                to son-in-law James FOLIATT [?], promissory note for £200 to be cancelled

Duty:                       (1)   £2 duty paid

                                (2)   £2 duty paid by Elizth w/o Samuel WHITE

                                (3)   duty paid by Ann w/o Jno HARBUTT

                                (4)   duty paid by Sarah w/o Jno BIGGS

                                (5)   duty paid by Martha w/o Jas SYDSERFF

Proved:                  1 Feb 1811, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £1,000

 

Will No:                  506

Testator:               John SINGER of Beckington

Executors:            Relict Mary SINGER of Beckington

Legacies:              to wife, whole estate; after her death to children

Proved:                  29 Jun 1811, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £450

 

Will No:                  517

Testator:               Francis WEAVER of Faulkland in the Psh of Kilmington [Hemington?], Soms

Executors:            John WEAVER

Legacies:              (1)   to bro John WEAVER, leasehold estates in the Psh of Kilmington [sic] held under the Master of St John's Hospital, Bath

                                (2)   to nph Benjamin WEAVER, lands in Psh of Chilcompton

                                (3)   to nce Rachael CHAPMAN, £30 p.a.

                                (4)   to nph Benjamin WEAVER, a moiety of a leasehold estate in the Psh of Dunkerton

                                (5)   to nph Francis WEAVER, leasehold ground called Millhams in the Psh of Dunkerton

                                (6)   to csn Benjamin WEAVER, £100

                                (7)   to csn Richard WEAVER, £100

                                (8)   to nph Benjamin WEAVER, £1,000

                                (9)   to James Sevior WEAVER,£100

                                (10)to Robert POPJOY, £50

                                (11) to bro John WEAVER, residue

Duty:                       (3)   £11 7s 9d duty paid

                                (4)   DB [Descendant of a Brother] £6 duty paid

                                (5)   DBF [Descendant of a Brother of Father] 16s duty paid by Richard WEAVER for his son Francis

                                (6)   DBF £4 duty paid

                                (7)   ?DBF £4 duty paid

                                (8)   DB £25 duty paid

                                (9)   DB £10 duty paid by James SEVIOR in trust for James S. WEAVER

                                (10)DBGM [Descendant of a Brother of Grandmother] £2 10s duty paid

                                (11)£76 18s duty paid

Proved:                  31 Jul 1811, Cons. Arch. Wells

Estate:                   Under £5,000

 

Will No:                  518

Testator:               William GOUGH of Great Elm

Executors:            John FUSSELL, Edge Tool Maker of Mells; Richard WILLOUGHBY, Grocer of Frome Swd

Legacies:              (1)   to son William GOUGH, dining table etc. 

                                (2)    to dau Harriet, tea table etc.

                                (3)   to dau Mary, six chairs etc.

                                (4)   to wife Mary GOUGH, residue; after her death or marriage, equal shares to my children and the issue of any who have died when the youngest is 21

Proved:                  10 Aug 1811

Estate:                   Under £800