Some Early Frome Wills, 1403-1736/7

 

Names from wills with Frome connections kindly transcribed by Philip Candy from Arthur Humphreys, Somersetshire Parishes: A Handbook of Historical Reference to All Places in the County, (London, 1905: 187 Piccadilly, pp. 323-325).

 

The Sources referred to are as follows:

 

Mediaeval Wills: Weaver, F.W. (Ed.), Somerset Mediaeval Wills 1385-1500, London, 1902 [Volume XVI Proceedings of Somerset Record Society]

 

SDNQ: Norris, H., Mayo, C.H., and Weaver F.W. (Eds), Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset, Vols I-VIII, Sherborne, 1888

 

Smith Wills: Smith, J.C.J. and Smith S.A., Index of Wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury [1383-1604], compiled by J. Chancellor C. Smith [vols 3 and 4 compiled by S.A. Smith], 4 Vols, London, 1893

                                                                                                                                                                   

Som Wills: Crisp, F.A. (Ed.), Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills &c. Copied from the Manuscript Collection of the late Rev F. Brown, 6 Vols, London, 1887

 

Waters Geneal. Glean: Waters, H.F., Genealogical Gleanings in England, Boston, 1901

 

Year Books: Matthews, J. and Matthews, G.F. (Eds), Abstracts of Probate Acts in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Vols I-II, London, 1902 

 

Name

Link to Frome

Dated

Proved or dealt with

Source

A'COURT, Susan

 

15 Oct 1683

12 Jun 1685

Som Wills i, 57

A'COURT, Thomas

 

 

22 Feb 1635/6

Som Wills i, 57

A'COURT, William

 

26 Sep 1656

Feb 1656/7

Som Wills i, 57

ANTRAM, Richard

Froome Selwood

 

1597

Smith Wills, iv, 10

AVERY, Joan

 

 

11 May 1683

SDNQ, v, 277

AYRES, Thome

 

14 Jan 1638

Commission Issued 20 Mar 1638

Waters Geneal. Glean, i, 77

BERRINGTON, Walter

 

11 Mar 1600

20 Nov 1600

Som Wills, i, 30

BISSE, John

Frome Selwood

23 Dec 1652

5 Jun 1654

Som Wills, ii, 3

BOYS, Mary

 

 

Admon 11 Dec 1637

Som Wills, v, 39

CABLE, John

Fromebraunch

11 Jul 1408

3 Oct 1408

Mediaeval Wills, 33

CHAMPNEY, Anthonye

 

 

1535

Smith Wills, i, 114

CHAMPNEYS, Elizabeth

 

 

1580

Smith Wills, iii, 62

CHAMPNES, Harry

 

 

1506

Smith Wills, i, 114

CHAMPNEYS, Joane

 

 

1527

Smith Wills, i, 114

CHAMPENEYS, Thomas

 

 

1507

Smith Wills, i, 114

CORSELEY, Robert

 

 

1575

Smith Wills, iii, 77

COTTINGTON, Elisabeth

Lands at Frome Selwood

30 Apr 1675

10 Jul 1682

Som Wills, iv, 108

COTTINGTON, John

 

5 Dec 40 Eliz

1 Jul 1598

Som Wills, vi, 72

CRAAS, Matthew

Froome Braunche

 

Commission to prove 25 Aug 1403

Mediaeval Wills, 11; Smith Wills, i, 148

CRAAS, Walter

 

13 Dec 1428

2 Jan 1428/9

Mediaeval Wills, 127; Smith Wills,i, 148

CROSLEY, Thomas

 

29 Apr 1499

8 Jun 1499

Mediaeval Wills, 377

DUNKERTON, Henry

 

6 Jul 1419

12 Sep 1419

Mediaeval Wills, 102

EDGILL, Nicholas

 

 

1577

Smith Wills, iii, 103

FAREWELL, Elizabeth

 

24 Apr 1722

7 Aug 1724

Som Wills, iv, 68

GIFFORDE, John

 

6 Sep 1601

24 Oct 1601

Som Wills, i, 28

HILLARD, Robert

 

 

1581

Smith Wills, iii, 157

HOPTON, Lady Dorothy

Witham Friary

13 Jun 1597

23 Aug 1597

Som Wills, vi, 51-52

KIRKE, Hugh

 

15 Jan 1580

8 Feb 1580/1

Som Wills, iii, 112

LEVERSAGE, Andrew

 

29 Jan 1605

22 Feb 1605

Som Wills, i, 36

LEVERSEGGE, Edmund

 

[2 Jul] 1415

23 Oct 1415

Mediaeval Wills, 69

LEVERSEGGE, Margaret

 

9 Dec 1661

10 Aug 1662

Som Wills, iv, 132

LIVERSEGGE, Ralph

 

29 Mar 1614

10 May 1615

Som Wills, i, 36

LEVERSEDGE, Roger

Compton Dando; House and Land

12 Mar 1633

20 Sep 1633

Som Wills, iv, 132

LUDWEN, Thomas

 

 

1576

Smith Wills, iii, 200

LYNDENYSSCH, John

The Church Windows

20 Jun 1412

 

Mediaeval Wills, 56

MARCHANT, Elizabeth

 

 

18 May 1636

Year Books, ii, 107

METHWYN, Francis

 

 

Admon 3 Jun 1646

Som Wills, iii, 44

METHWIN, Jane

 

14 Jan 1640

7 Dec 1641

Som Wills, iii, 44

MEWE, Jerome

 

 

1581

Smith Wills, iii, 213

OBORNE, John

 

 

1578

Smith Wills, iii, 228

PAVELEY, Richard

 

10 Mar 1429

18 May 1430

Mediaeval Wills, 134; Smith Wills, ii, 405

PAVER, Richard

 

 

1430

Smith Wills, ii, 405

PENNY, John

 

 

Admon 1721

SDNQ, iii, 283

PICKERINGE, Richarde

 

 

1589

Smith Wills, iv, 327

PICKERING, Thomas

 

 

1600

Smith Wills, iv, 327

POOLE, John

West Harptree; Tenements in Frome

1 Sep 1511

16 Oct 1512

Som Wills, i, 50

ROBARTS, Thomas

Froomeselwood

 

1590

Smith Wills, iv, 355

ROSE, John

 

 

1511

Smith Wills, ii, 455

ROWE, Elizabeth

 

25 Sep 1736

15 Mar 1736/7

Som Wills, iv, 136

RUSSELL als NICHOLAS, Henry

 

28 Oct 1423

12 Dec 1423

Mediaeval Wills, 110; Smith Wills, ii, 387, 458

RUSSELL, James

 

 

1590

Smith Wills, iv, 362

STEVENS als SHEPHARDE, Edmonde

 

 

1585

Smith Wills, iv, 375, 396

STERK, Lucy

 

14 Jan 1417

19 Jan 1417

Mediaeval Wills, 99; Smith Wills, ii, 500

STARKE, William

 

17 Apr 1417

13 May 1417

Mediaeval Wills, 79; Smith Wills, ii, 500

STILEMAN, William

 

 

1580

Smith Wills, iii, 295

STYLE, Henry

 

 

1516

Smith Wills, ii, 510

SUDDON, Richarde

Tuckemarshe, psh of Froomeselwoode

 

1588

Smith Wills, iv, 403

TUTT, Thomas

 

 

1520

Smith Wills, ii, 537

TWYNYHOO, Joan

Repairs to St Nicholas Chapel

2 Dec 1489

26 Nov 1493

Mediaeval Wills, 284

TWYNYHO, Roger

 

25 May 1497

12 Nov 1497

Mediaeval Wills, 352

TWYNYHO, William

 

[31] Oct 1412

[30] Dec 1412

Mediaeval Wills,58

VINCENT, Henry

Repair of way by Gore Hedge

18 Jul 1487

 

Mediaeval Wills, 266

WEST, Richard

St Catherines, Frome Selwood

12 Dec 1579

28 Jan 1579/80

Som Wills, iii, 50

WHITCHURCH, Robert

 

 

22 May 1635

Year Books, ii, 69

WHITCHURCH, Samuel

 

1 Feb 1683

4 Dec 1684

Som Wills, iv, 111

WHITCHURCH, William

 

3 Feb 1690

4 Apr 1691

Som Wills, iv, 112, 132

WISSE, Lucretia

 

 

18 Nov 1631

Year Books, i, 126