PCC Wills of Testators from Frome and district, 1800‑57

 

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Testator:               Richard BAILY ots BAYLY, Tanner of Keyford in the psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1378

Legacies:              •       to Joseph BAILY s/o Zachary BAILY, one of my Exors, £500

                                •       to my first cousin Benjamin BAILY of Keyford £500

                                •       to my first cousin Edmund BAILY £100

                                •       to my first cousin James AYRES £100

                                •       to my first cousin Mrs AMES w/o Josiah AMES £100

                                •       to my first cousin John JONES (brother of Joseph JONES, one of my Exors) half a guinea a week for life

                                •       to my first cousin Sarah MASON widow of Richard MASON half a guinea a week for life

                                •       to Cathy widow of my first cousin George OATLY [OAKLEY?] one guinea a year for life              

                                •       to the use of sd Zachary BAILY and Joseph JONES, their heirs and assigns for ever, my freehold parcel of land called Picking Grove in the psh of Frome, abt eight and a half acres, also my freehold parcel of land called Cooks Close, abt two and a half acres, also my freehold piece of land called Blackbird Paddock, abt one acre, also my freehold parcel of land near Marston Turnpike, abt one acre, also my freehold parcel of land at Locks [?] Tining, abt one acre, on trust to apply the rents etc. to the use of my brother John BAILY now in Hindon Mad House and rather disordered in mind for life; and from his decease, Picking Grove to the use of sd Zachary BAILY his heirs and assigns for ever, Cooks Close, Hacketts [?] Blackbird, piece near Marston Turnpike and piece near Locks Tining to the use of sd Joseph JONES, his heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       to [the] use of sd Zachary BAILY and Joseph JONES my leasehold estate called Coxes in the psh of Frome Swd and held by me for three lives under the Marquess of Bath to hold to them, their Exors and admors for the term to come therein on trust to apply the rents etc. to the use of my sd brother for life

                                •       my freehold messuage or tenement called the Three Swans in the sd psh to the use of sd Joseph JONES, his heirs or assigns for ever

                                •       residue to sd Zachary BAILY and Joseph JONES, their Exors and admors, to be equally divided between them

Executosr:            Zachary BAILY and Joseph JONES

Signed:                  2 Dec 1801

Witnesses:           John STEVENS, Thomas OSBORNE, Js. A. WICKHAM

1st codicil:            •       to my god-daughter _ HAGLEY w/o Mr HAGLEY, Apothecary of Frome, £200

Signed:                  2 Dec 1801

Witnesses:           John STEVENS, Thomas OSBORNE, Js. A. WICKHAM

2nd codicil:           •       my tan yard, orchard and garden and ruins of a dwelling house in Keyford, abt four acres, now occupied by me, to Zachary BAYLY [sic] of Frome Swd and Joseph JONES of Keyford, their heirs and assigns for ever, on trust to carry on the business of tanners as copartners in their joint names and pay the profit to my brother John BAILY mentioned in my will for life; and I give all my stock in trade and implements etc. for carrying on the same to sd Zachary BAYLY and Joseph JONES for the purposes afsd and direct that the stock in trade shall not be wasted or reduced to a smaller quantity than it shall consist of at my death until the death of my sd brother John; and after his death the sd tan yard, orchard, garden, ruins of a dwelling house, stock in trade and implements to the use of sd Zachary BAYLY and Joseph JONES, their heirs and assigns for ever equally between them as tenants in common

                                •       whereas I have in my will given my estate called Coxes (which I have in my will called Leasehold, but which I now find to be held my me for three lives absolute) to sd Zachary BAYLY and Joseph JONES in trust for my sd brother for life; and whereas I have not as yet made any disposition of sd estate after his death I now give it after his death to sd Zachary BAYLY and Joseph JONES, their heirs and assigns for ever equally between them as tenants in common

                                •       my four freehold pieces of ground called the Hazel Paddock near Marston Turnpike, abt one acre, the piece of land, abt three quarters of an acre, unenclosed in a close of Lord CORK near Marston Turnpike, occupied by Joseph JESSEE [?] and the close called Long Run near Wall Close, abt one acre, and the piece of land, abt one acre, lying unenclosed in Wall Close to the use of Zachary BAYLY and Joseph JONES, their heirs and assigns for ever equally between them as tenants in common

Signed:                  1 Feb 1802

Witnesses:           John STEVENS, Tanner of Keyford, Thomas OSBORNE, Tanner of Keyford, Js. A. WICKHAM

3rd codicil:           •       I revoke that part of my codicil whereby I gave my tan yard, orchard, gardens and ruins of a dwelling house and I give them to Zachary BAYLY of Frome Swd and Joseph JONES of Keyford etc. on trust to carry on the business as in my sd second codicil and I give my stock in trade as directed in sd codicil; but from the death of my sd brother I give them to sd Joseph JONES for life; and from his decease to Joseph JONES Jnr s/o John JONES deceased and gs/o sd Joseph JONES my first cousin, his heirs and assigns for ever; and what I have by my will and codicil given to my sd brother or for his benefit shall be in full recompense of every claim he may have on me; and that if my sd brother or his Exors, Admors or Assigns make any claim for any sum of money or otherwise on me, my Heirs, Exors or Admors, that all the gifts made in my will and codicil be void

                                •       £100 to Thomas JONES, Postmaster of Frome Swd, on condition that he superintend and assist sd Zachary BAYLY and Joseph JONES or sd Joseph JONES Jnr if by them required to do so

Signed:                  (X)

Witnesses:           Js. A. WICKHAM, John STEVENS, Thos. OSBORNE

Proved:                  7 Aug 1802 at PCC London by Zachary BAILY, surviving Exor

Note:                      On 11 Aug 1818 Admon with will and three codicils annexed of the goods of Richard BAILY ots BAYLY, late of Keyford in the psh of Frome, left unadministered by Zachary BAILY decd, whilst living the surviving Executor and survivg. Resy. Legatee, was granted to Joseph BAILY, one of the natural children and Admor of the goods of sd Zachary BAILY decd, sd Exor died intestate

 

Testator:               Elizabeth HODDINOTT, Widow of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1381

Legacies:              •       to my son John HODDINOTT and his assigns my leasehold estates at Leighton in the psh of Cloford now held under Thomas HORNER Esq. for the lives of me and my sd son John; also £140

                                •       to my sons Benjamin HODDINOTT and William HODDINOTT and my daughters Elizabeth HODDINOTT, Ann HODDINOTT and Mary HODDINOTT £280 apiece

                                •       to my sons John and Benjamin £100 on trust to place it out and pay the interest to my sister Maria Margaretta BURT for life; and after her decease the principal to my children John, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin, Mary and William or such as shall be living equally

                                •       to my brother in law Richard HODDINOTT £10 to be paid him 1s 6d each week, the payments to start when he is unable to work or when his necessities require it at the discretion of my Exors

                                •       to my niece Betty BURT £5

                                •       to my late old servant Sarah DOLAND (now living with my son John) £5 to be paid her 1s a week when she attains the age of 50 or sooner in case her necessities require it

                                •       Whereas in consideration of my son James having assigned his effects to me I have covenanted by a deed to pay him an annuity of £40 for life and whereas I have now in 3% Consols several annuities amounting to £850 I give to my sons John HODDINOTT and Benjamin HODDINOTT the sd sums and all my right therein and as the interest may not be sufficient to pay the sd annuity of £40 I further give to John and Benjamin £140 to be invested in the same funds on trust to receive the interest and apply £40 p.a. to my son James for life with any surplus to themselves and Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and William equally; and on the decease of James or forfeiture of his annuity by selling or mortgaging it to retain the principals amongst them equally

                                •       to my son James the bed and bedstead usually called his, the curtains, quilts and other things thereto belonging and the bureau with all the linen therein

                                •       to my son John my large silver tankard

                                •       to my daughter Elizabeth my best quilt

                                •       to my daughter Ann my second best quilt

                                •       to each of my three daughters one paid of my best sheets and one of my best table cloths and all my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them

                                •       to my sons John and Benjamin in consideration of the trouble they may have in the execution of the trust reposed in them £10 each

                                •       residue of my money and personal estate to each of my sd children John, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin, Mary and William as shall be living at the time of my decease

Executors:            my sons John HODDINOTT and Benjamin HODDINOTT

Signed:                  5 Mar 1785

Witnesses:           Joseph HOOPER, David MILLARD

Codicil:                  •       my son William HODDINOTT being since deceased the £280 and other bequests to him to my children John, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin and Mary equally to be divided between them and the £125 bequeathed by William to me to my sd children equally to be divided between them; and if any of them die in my lifetime having a child, that child or children shall have the deceased parent’s share

Signed:                  6 Mar 1787

Witnesses:           Wm BUDGETT, Jas. WICKHAM

Codicil:                  •       my sister Maria Margaretta BURT being deceased, the £100  which I gave to my sons John and Benjamin on trust to place out and pay the interest to her to my children John, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin and Mary to be equally divided between them

                                •       my brother in law Richard HODDINOTT being deceased, the £10 which I gave to him to my children John, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin and Mary equally to be divided between them

Signed:                  6 Mar 1801

Witnesses:           Robert LYDFORD, David MILLARD

Proved:                  6 Oct 1802 at PCC London by John HODDINOTT and Benjamin HODDINOTT, sons and Exors

 

Testator:               William LACEY of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1382 q.760

Legacies:              •       whereas my late honoured mother by her last will and testament gave to me all her monies, goods, chattels and estate on trust for the sole use and benefit of my sister Betty LACEY (who was in a state of insanity) in case she should be restored to the due exercise of her reason and if not on trust to maintain and provide for her in a proper manner for life; and if any part of the estate remained unexpended at her death then my mother gave the same as follows: one third to me for my own use and benefit and the remaining two thirds to her four grandchildren, the children of her late sons John and James, to be equally divided between them on attaining 21 respectively; and my mother appointed me sole Exor of her will; and whereas my sister continuing insane hath been provided for since her mother’s death pursuant to the sd will and what remains unexpended of my mother’s property will appear by an account enclosed [?] I direct that my mother’s will be religiously performed and in order to secure to my sister a suitable maintenance during her lice in case she lives to exhaust her mother’s property (which tho’ not likely may be possible) I order £600 stock in the Four per cents standing in my name and which I purchased about 29 Oct 1782 be transferred into the names of my friends Mr John STEVENS, Tanner, Mr William WATTS, Butcher, and Mr James WATTS, Whitesmith, all of Frome Swd, as trustees to accumulate and become a fund for the support of my sister after her mother’s property may be expended; and it is my express will that my sister be provided for on the same plan as present and not in any inferior or meaner way... and if my sister shall not live to expend all my mother’s property, I give my share in what remains at her death to my nephew and niece William LACEY and Sarah LACEY, son and daughter of my late brother John to be equally divided between them; and in that case I also give to them the whole of the £600 stock and accumulated interest to be likewise equally divided between them; so also if my sister lives to exhaust her mother’s property and break in on the £600, I give what remains unexpended at her decease to sd William LACEY and Sarah LACEY

                                •       I release to my nieces Elizabeth and Ann, daughters of my late brother James what may be due to me from the estate of my sd brother James at my decease and I direct his bond entered into for £400 and interest to be delivered up to them; I also direct my Exors to deliver up to my sd nieces their late father’s writings remaining in my hands and also the lands of their late father which I may be in possession of at my death

                                •       to sd James WATTS my yellow metal watch and gold sleeve buttons

                                •       to Mary WHALLEY, niece to sd James WATTS and who now lives with him £20

                                •       my cloaths to be divided between my two first cousins Stephen GEORGE of Frome and William GEORGE of Road

                                •       all my freehold and leasehold estates and all the residue of my monies and other personal estate to my sd nephews and niece William LACEY and Sarah LACEY, their heirs, Exors, Admors and assigns to enjoy the same as tenants in common

Executors:            William LACEY and Sarah LACEY

Signed:                  9 Jul 1791

Witnesses:           Edmund  BAILY, Wm. PALMER, John NEALE

Proved:                  6 Oct 1802 at PCC London by Sarah PAYNE (formerly LACEY Spinster) w/o Thomas PAYNE, the niece of the deceased and one of the Exors; power reserved of making like grant to William LACEY, the other Exor

 

Testator:               Prudence BABER, Widow of Road

PROB11 ref:         /1413 q.598

Legacies:              •       to my daughter Amelia WHEELER, wife of James WHEELER, Wheeler [sic] of Road, and to her husband James all my goods, particularly my right, title and interest as one of the next of kin of Benjamin PENNEY, late Fuller of Melksham, Wilts, to his estate and effects

Executor:              my son in law James WHEELER

Signed:                  12 May 1803

Witnesses:           Jno COLEMAN (X), James PENNEY, Nics Petr PHENT [?] (Atty Melksham Wilts)

Proved:                  28 Sep 1804 at PCC London by James WHEELER

 

Testator:               William ALLWOOD, Slaymaker of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1436, image ref.330

Legacies:              •       £100 and a silver pint to my daughter Mary w/o Abraham POTTER

                                •       £100 and a two handle silvercup to my daughter Sarah

                                •       £100, a pair of silver slats and two silver table spoons to my daughter Elizabeth w/o William LANGLEY

                                •       my messuage or dwellinghouse wherein I now reside with appurtenances and the residue of my personal estate to my son James ALLWOOD

Executor:              my   son James ALLWOOD                                                                     

Signed:                  15 Mar 1799

Witnesses:           Willm LACEY, Robt SELFE, Richard SINGER

Proved:                  27 Jan 1806 at PCC London by James ALLWOOD, son and sole exor

 

Testator:               John HUNTLEY, Clothier of Frome

PROB11 ref:         /1461

Legacies:              •       £550 to Sarah RICHARDSON ots BUTCHER, d/o John RICHARDSON ots BUTCHER by my late cousin Mary GRANT, when she is 24, the interest to be applied in the mean time towards her education, and if she dies before reaching 24, the £550 to my Exor

                                •       £50 each to my cousins William ROSSITER, Ann w/o John OLIVE, Frances w/o John MUIR and Mary w/o John WAYLAND

                                •       £100 to John Singer BLUNT

                                •       the interest on £200 to Mary w/o Benjamin CARPENTER (sister to John Singer BLUNT) for life; and after her death, the principal to all her children in equal shares

                                •       my half share in the dwelling house and lands in or near Locks Lane, Frome, which I lately purchased of John GUY and all my other freehold estate to my cousin Robert BLUNT

                                •       residue to Robert BLUNT

Executor:              Robert BLUNT

Signed:                  27 Feb 1796

Witnesses:           Will LACEY [?], Richard MARCHANT, Sarah LACEY

Proved:                  2 May 1807 at PCC London by Robert BLUNT, Sole Exor

 

Testator:               Jane BROWN, Widow of Keyford in the psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1487 Image ref.347

Legacies:              •       to Catherine DREDGE, d/o my late husband, £150

                                •       to James her son £50

                                •       to Fanny, wife of James, £20

                                •       to my cousin Isaac RAWLINS £30

                                •       to John BROWN of Horningsham and to his sister Hannah £5

                                •       to my friend Thomas EVANS Jnr of Warminster, Wilts, Brandy Merchant, £50

                                •       to Jane d/o James DREDGE £10 when she is 21

                                •       to Thomas EVANS my bed, bedstead and bedding

                                •       to Isaac RAWLINS’s father £5

                                •       to Ann PRICE my servant if living with me at my death £5

                                •       to James DREDGE the bed and all the furniture in the room called the Back Room, all the furniture in the parlour, my china bowl and silver ladle, three silver table spoons, two silver salts, pepper casters, coal scuttle, roasting jack, tea kettle, two best candle sticks, six silver tea spoons, caddy spoon, tea tongs [?] and spice box

                                •       to Catherine DREDGE the green bed and the remainder of the furniture in the two rooms except the red bed, the furniture in the sitting room, my blue and white china and my drinking glasses upon trust to divide the same between her and her son James DREDGE

                                •       to Miss Susanna ROSSITER, d/o Mr William ROSSITER, my silver tea pot, cream jug [?], my best china tea chest and waiter and my lace handkerchief

                                •       all my wearing apparel and linen to Catherine DREDGE and Fanny DREDGE to be equally divided between them

                                •       the remainder of the household goods to Catherine DREDGE and her son James to be equally divided between them

                                •       to Catherine DREDGE two silver table spoons and six tea spoons

                                •       to the wife of Mr James MATRAVERS of Hemington my watch

                                •       residue to Thomas EVANS Snr, Brandy Merchant of Warminster, his Exors etc.

Executor:              Thomas EVANS Snr, Brandy Merchant of Warminster

Signed:                  16 Oct 1805

Witnesses:           L. WILKINS [?], Matthew DAVIES

Proved:                  18 Nov 1808 at PCC London by Thomas EVANS Snr. Sole Exor

 

Testator:               Zachary BAYLY, Gent of the psh of Weston, Soms

PROB11 ref:         /1498 q.430-31

Legacies:              •       my body to be buried in the chancel of the church of Shepton Mallett in the vault there wherein both my late wifes lie in as private and frugal a manner as possible

                                •       to my three unmarried daughters Elizabeth Booth, Vere and Mary my messuage, buildings, coach house, stable, lands, hereditaments and premises at Weston together with all my personal estate to hold to them their heirs, exors etc. as tenants in common save only my law books which I give to my son Nathaniel

Executrices:        my three daughters Elizabeth Booth, Vere and Mary

Signed:                  7 Aug 1798

Witnesses:           Robt CLEMENT, G.H. TUGWELL, Jno. MANNINGFORD, Banker of Bath

Codicil:                  In case either of my daughters marry what I have given to them shall with the interest be enjoyed by enjoyed by their respective husbands during their respective lives in case they survive them; and after the death of him or them the interest to such child or children as he or they may have by my sd daughters; and in case there is no issue, to the surviving sister(s) share and share alike

Signed:                  8 Oct 1807

Witnesses:           Robt CLEMENT, James MACKENZIE, Richd. WALLIS

Proved:                  16 Jun 1809 at PCC London by Elizabeth Booth BAYLY, Spinster, Vere HAYNES (heretofore BAYLY) w/o Robert HAYNES, and Mary BAYLY Spinster, d/o the deceased and Exors

 

Testator:               John STEVENS, Farmer of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1499 q.496-97

Legacies:              •       to the Trustees of the Charity School of Frome Swd... upon Trust...

                                •       to Charles PARSONS, Glover of Frome Swd, Betty his wife and the survivor of them an annuity of £80

                                •       to my Trustees and Exors so much of my property in the funds as will yield £300 p.a. beyond all taxes on trust to pay such dividends to Mrs Catherine JONES w/o my nephew John JONES for life for her own sole use; and after her decease to and amongst all her children in equal shares, but the share of her daughter hereinafter named to be to be upon the like trust as are mentioned in respect to the legacy hereinafter given

                                •       to sd Catherine JONES £1,000 for her own sole use and not subject to the debts, control or engagements of her present or any future husband

                                •       £150 p.a. clear of tax to Eliza JONES, infant d/o Catherine JONES, when she is of age for her own sole use for life independent of any husband, such dividends to be applied meanwhile towards her maintenance, education and other necessaries; and after her decease to be equally divided amongst all her issue or if none to such person as she shall appoint by her last will and testament

                                •       to Walter BEVAN, Currier of Prince’s St, Drury Lane, brother of the afsd Catherine JONES, £1,000

                                •       to my worthy and much esteemed friend Mr Thomas DACRE, Gent of Stratford, Essex, £1,100; or if he dies in the meantime, to his children living at the time of my decease to be equally divided with benefit of survivorship

                                •       £1,000 Five per Cents to sd Thomas DACRE for the equal benefit of both of his daughters to be paid to them upon such trusts as he may direct; my meaning is to give to each of such daughters £500 in the Five per Cents above all taxes; and if one dies under age the survivor is to take her sister’s interest by survivorship and in case both die under age this legacy to their brothers in equal shares

                                •       to each of the three sons of sd Thomas DACRE £100 with benefit of survivorship as they severally come of age, the interest in the meantime to go towards their support

                                •       to _ SNOOKE late of Salisbury, widow of John Biss SNOOKE, £200

                                •       to her daughter Jane SNOOKE £200

                                •       to her sister Ann BRIDGES £200 to be paid into her own hands and not to be subject to the debts of her present or any future husband

                                •       to Mary STEVENS d/o John STEVENS of Leigh on Mendip £50

                                •       to my servant Mary BOWDEN who now lives with me £40

                                •       to my other servant Betty STEVENS £20

                                •       residue to my Trustees, their heirs etc. on trust to pay the issues to my afsd nephew John JONES for life; and after his decease to his two sons John JONES and Richard JONES absolutely for ever; but my freehold lands and estates to sd two sons as tenants in common; and in case one of them dies under age, the surviving brother shall be entitled to his estate and interest; and in case of the death of both of them, their sister shall take their estate and interest in fee simple but subject to all the trusts herein before mentioned as to the legacy of £150 p.a.

                                •       whereas sd John JONES and Walter BEVAN are indebted to me in the sum of £3,300 secured by bond I mean to release the sd debt or my part thereof; but the same shall remain  in their hands for the remainder of their present partnership unless my Trustees and Exors hereinafter named shall be convinced that the same is in danger of being lost, in which case they are to call it in…

                                •       to each of my trustees £50 as an acknowledgement for the care and trouble they may have in the execution of the trusts

Executors:            Thomas DACRE and Walter BEVAN Esqs, John OLIVE, Dyer of Frome, and William ROSSITER, Clothier of Frome

Signed:                  11 May 1806

Witnesses:           George JOHNSON Jnr, No.9  Inner Temple Lane; Willm TAYLOR, No.9  Inner Temple Lane; Saml. GERRARD, No.9  Inner Temple Lane

Codicil 1:               •       the freehold estate at Batcombe in the occupation of _ MILLER which I have purchased since making my will to the use of my Trustees and their heirs in trust for John JONES s/o John and Catherine JONES for life; and after his decease for his first and other sons successively according to their respective seniorities in tail; and in default of such issue in trust for his daughters as tenants in common in tail with cross remainders amongst them as tenants in common; and in default of such issue in trust for Richard JONES, another s/o John and Catherine JONES for life; and after his decease for his first and other sons etc… and in default of such issue in trust for Eliza JONES d/o sd John and Catherine JONES for life; and after her decease for her first and other sons etc… and in default of such issue in trust for my relation Thomas DACRE, one of my Trustees, if he shall be living and for his heirs for ever for their own use; but if he is dead, for all his children living at my decease or born alive afterwards in equal shares as tenants in common and for their respective heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       to my sd Trustees my freehold estate at Ossington (Horsington?) now in the occupation of _ HANNAM in trust for sd Richard JONES for life; and from his decease, for his first and other sons successively according to their seniority in tail; and in default of such issue, in trust for his daughters as tenants in common in tail with cross remainders amongst them as tenants in common; and in default of such issue for sd John JONES the son for life; and after his death for his first and other sons etc… and for default of such issue for sd Elizabeth JONES for life; and after her decease for her first and other sons etc… and in fault of such issue for my sd relation Thomas DACRE if living etc…

                                •       to my Trustees £500 in trust for sd Catherine JONES m/o sd John, Richard and Elizabeth JONES for her sole use independent of her present or any future husband beyond whatever else she is entitled to in my will

                                •       to my servant Betty BOWDEN £100 in lieu of the £40 given her in my will

                                •       to my other servant Betty STEVENS £50 in lieu of the £20 given her in my will

                                •       whereas I have disposed of the residue of my estate in favour of my sd nephew John JONES and his two sons and daughter and their respective issue, now I give the residue of my estate to sd Thomas DACRE and his heirs, exors and admors and assign for ever to his own use and benefit if he is living; but if he is dead, to all his children living at my decease in equal shares as tenants in common…

Signed:                  4 Oct 1807

Witnesses:           George JOHNSON Jnr, Charles BALDWIN, No.9 Inner Temple Lane

Codicil 2:               •       to William ROSSITER and John OLIVE, two  of my Trustees and Exors, £100 as a compensation for their trouble in executing the duties

                                •       I revoke the bequest of £50 to my servant Betty STEVENS and in lieu thereof I give £100

                                •       I revoke the legacy of £50 to Mary STEVENS d/o John STEVENS and give her in lieu £100

Signed:                  5 Apr 1809

Witnesses:           John BACKHOUSE, Geo. BOWDEN, Wm DAVIS

Proved:                  with two codicils 26 Jun 1809 at PCC London by Thomas DACRE and Walter BEVAN Esqs, John OLIVE and William ROSSITER, Exors

                                                                                                                                                                

1810

 

Testator:               Susanna HAYNES, Widow of Westbury, Wilts

PROB11 ref:         /1542

Legacies:              •       to my dear sister Jane GIBBS £200

                                •       to my dear brother Gaisford GIBBS £50 as a token of my affection and regard

                                •       to my good friend Zachary BAYLEY, Gent of Lyncombe & Widcombe, Soms, £50 by way of acknowledgement for his great friendship and good offices towards me and my family

                                •       residue as also whatever I have a power of disposal of by lease and release of four parts dated 7 Nov 1766 being a deed of separation entered into betwixt me & [?] my late husband Robert HAYNES deceased to my dear affectionate and only surviving child Robert HAYES [sic] to hold to him his heirs, Exors etc. for ever

Executor:              my son Robert HAYES

Signed:                  6 Feb 1789

Witnesses:           Thos Wright LOWE, James PEARCE, Thomas AUSTIN

Proved:                  22 Mar 1813 at PCC London by Robert HAYES [sic] son and sole Exor

 

Testator:               William ROSSITER, Clothier of Keyford in the Psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1549

Legacies:              •       the dwelling house at Keyford where I now reside with the outhouses, garden and appurtenances to my wife Eleanor ROSSITER for life; and after her decease to my son William ROSSITER for ever

                                •       half of my household goods to my wife Eleanor for life; and after her death to my two sons Daniel ROSSITER and John ROSSITER and my three daughters Susannah ROSSITER, Eleanor ROSSITER and Sarah ROSSITER to be equally divided between them

                                •       the remaining half to my son William ROSSITER

                                •       all my liquors of every kind to my wife Eleanor ROSSITER

                                •       all my workshops and workhouses now used by me in my business with all the machinery, implements, utensils in trade and fixtures and my four tenements adjoining to the workshops and the close of pasture called the Rackfield in Frome (about seven acres) with the appurtenances belonging to these premises to my son William ROSSITER

                                •       £400 to such of my sons William ROSSITER and John ROSSITER and my daughters Eleanor ROSSITER and Sarah ROSSITER as are 21 two months after my death and the interest applied towards the maintenance of the others

                                •       Residue of my freehold and leasehold houses, lands, goods, stock in trade etc. to my sons William ROSSITER, Daniel ROSSITER and John ROSSITER and my daughters Susannah ROSSITER, Eleanor ROSSITER and Sarah ROSSITER to be equally divided between them as tenants in common

Executor:              My son William ROSSITER and my friend Mr Robert BLUNT       

Signed:                  23 Feb 1809

Witnesses:           John MUIR, G. ROBERTS, Wm DAVIS

Proved:                  19 Nov 1813 at PCC London by William ROSSITER, son and Exor: power reserved to Robert BLUNT

 

Testator:               Charles WILLOUGHBY, Gent of Frome

PROB11 ref:         /1551 q.42-43

Legacies:              •       to my Trustees George Mawhood GEORGE, Clothier, and William OLIVE, Wool Stapler, both of Frome, the houses garden stables land and premises which I lately purchased of ADLAM’s trustees; also £2000 which will become due on my decease from the Globe Insurance Company… the rents and interest to be paid to my dear wife for so long as she continue my widow

                                •       likewise to my said trustees the house now occupied by Mr CROCKER in Cheap Street Frome Also £2500 now due to me from Messrs HOARE, Bankers of Fleet Street, London, the rents and interest to be paid to my daughter Lucy for life free from the control of her husband; and if her present husband survives her the said rent and interest to be paid to him for life; and after the death of Lucy CROCKER and her husband, the rent and interest to their son Charles and any other children of their marriage in equal shares for life; and after the deaths of my said grandson and every other grandchild, the house and £2500 and equally between the children of my son Charles and the children of my son Richard living on the death of the survivor of my said grandson and any other child of Lucy CROCKER by her present husband, i.e. one half to each  family

                                •       to my son Charles his heirs exors etc. for ever all that part of my estate situate at Bradfords Bridge (about 30 acres) with the farm house and offices thereto belonging now occupied by Jacob MOODY; also all my interest in a piece of  land which I hold under Mrs BARNARD for lives; also a cottage now leased to HAGLEY for lives with all rent due at my demise; also the house in Cheap Street occupied by my son Richard; also a house shop and appurtenances adjoining on Saint Catherine Hill occupied by _ HURLE; also my estate at Tytherington (late HAGLEY’s, about 13 acres) occupied by William MILLARD; also two fields at Critchill occupied by _ BUTCHER and one piece of land at Clink occupied by William SPARKS; also £2000 which will be paid by the Globe Insurance Company on my decease; and I direct my trustees to pay it over to my son Charles, his exors etc. on the death or marriage of my wife

                                •       to my son Richard his heirs exors etc. for ever the houses gardens stables land and premises which I purchased of ADLAM’s trustees, the rents whereof I have given to my wife for life; also four fields, about 19 acres, called Corstons [?] Leayes, part of Selwood Farm; also a piece of land about 2 acres at the top of my orchard said occupied by Jacob MOODY; also 4 fields purchased of James AYRES, two fields purchased of Thomas BALCH [?], about 9 acres; also three pieces of land at  Keyford occupied by BEACHIM; also two fields (formerly three) late CANDYs, about 5 acres; also a piece of land, about 2 acres, lying in common with 6 acres of land belonging to MIDDLETON and others; also a piece of land, about 1 acre, on Frome Hill; also that part of my estate at Marston, about 11 acres, which I purchased of WATTS; also 2 houses and appurtenances in Cheap Street occupied by Mrs CULVERHOUSE and  James STRIDE; likewise all my household goods and furniture etc. in my present dwelling house, the use of which I have given to my wife for life

                                •       residue of my freehold and leasehold estates and personal estate and effects to and equally between my sons Charles and Richard, their respective heirs, exors etc. share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants

                                •       to my Trustees a handsome ring each in memory of me

Executors:            my sons Charles and Richard

Signed:                  6 Nov 1813

Witnesses:           ???, P. BAINBRIDGE,  Ed. PALMER

Proved:                  4 Jan 1814 at PCC London by Charles WILLOUGHBY and Richard WILLOUGHBY, sons and heirs

 

Testator:               James EDGELL, Yeoman of Foxcote

PROB11 ref:         /1551

Legacies:              •       all my freehold messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises in the pshes or manors of Dunkerton and Camerton etc. to my beloved children John, James, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth and Mary EDGELL, their heirs and assigns for ever in equal shares as tenants in common

                                •       all my leasehold, lands, hereditaments and premises in the pshes of Dundry etc. to my sd children John, James, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth and Mary EDGELL, their heirs and assigns during all my estate, term and interest in equal shares as tenants in common

                                •       to my sd two sons John EDGELL and James EDGELL £800 on trust to place it out at interest on some freehold security in England or invest it in one of the public stocks or funds and receive the interest and apply it to my daughter Hester GUMMER w/o John GUMMER, Bleacher, during the term of her life separate from her husband; and after her decease to the maintenance, education and bringing up of all Hester GUMMER’s children living at her decease until the youngest is 21; and after that divide the £800 between and amongst all Hester GUMMER’s children, their exors etc. in equal shares

                                •       residue to sd John EDGELL, James EDGELL, Ann EDGELL, Sarah EDGELL, Elizabeth EDGELL and Mary EDGELL, their exors etc. in equal shares

                                •       John and James EDGELL to be guardians  of the children my daughter Hester GUMMER happens to have under age at the time of her decease

Executors:            my sd children John EDGELL, James EDGELL, Ann EDGELL, Sarah EDGELL, Elizabeth EDGELL and Mary EDGELL

Signed:                  9 Feb 1812                                                                                                                              

Witnesses:           Thos. SAUNDERS, Schoolmaster of Foxcote, Thos GULLIFORD, Assistant to Mr Thos. SAUNDERS

Proved:                  17 Jan 1814 at PCC London by John EDGELL and James EDGELL, sons and exors; power reserved to Ann EDGELL, Sarah EDGELL, Elizabeth EDGELL and Mary EDGELL, Spinsters, the daughters and other exors

 

Testator:               Rachel CLARK w/o George CLARK, Gent of Nunney, late Rachel PAYNE, Widow

PROB11 ref:         /1556

Legacies:              •       by virtue of the power given me by my marriage settlement to sd George CLARK I bequeath the dwelling house where we now reside with the garden, orchard and close of ground belonging in the psh of Nunney to my husband George CLARK for life if my estate so long continue; and from his decease to my son Thomas Henry PAYNE

                                •       the several closes of ground and other premises lately held under Thomas HORNER Esqr. called Ruddocks and a close called Cach [Catch?] Mead in the psh of Nunney to my sd son Thomas Henry PAYNE for all my interest therein

                                •       to my son James PAYNE my third part of the dwelling house, workshops, garden, orchards and premises in Nunney now in his occupation for all the term I have  in them

                                •       half of the closes of land and other premises in the psh of Nunney which descended to me as one of the co-heiresses of my late father to my husband George CLARK for life; and after his death to my sd son James PAYNE, his heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       to my sd son James PAYNE my silver tankard, silver pint, two silver table spoons, a pair of silver salts, pepper caster, six silver tea spoons, my cloth bed with everything thereto belonging and my best white quilt

                                •       to my son Thomas Henry PAYNE the residue of my plate, my blue and whit bed with everything thereto belonging and a white quilt

                                •       the residue of my household goods and furniture to my husband George CLARK to be disposed of as he thinks proper

                                •       the residue of my estate and effects now vested in the names of the trustees named in the marriage settlement made with George CLARK to the sd trustees on trust to pay:

-    one moiety of the dividends to my son James PAYNE for life and after his death to all or every child of his in equal shares when they are 21, the interest to be applied in the meantime to their benefit; and if all such children die before they are 21 to all and every child of my son Thomas Henry PAYNE in equal shares when they are 21, the interest to be applied in the meantime to their benefit;

-    the other moiety of the dividends to my son Thomas Henry PAYNE for life; and after his death to all or every child of his in equal shares when they are 21, the interest to be applied in the meantime to their benefit; and if all such children die before they are 21 to all and every child of my son James PAYNE in equal shares when they are 21, the interest to be applied in the meantime to their benefit

Executors:            My husband George CLARK and my sons James PAYNE and Thomas Henry PAYNE

Signed:                  22 Feb 1812

Witnesses:           John HOOPER, John SHEPHERD, L. WHITCOMB

Proved:                  3 May 1814 at PCC London by Thomas Henry PAYNE, son and one of the Exors; the like power reserved to George CLARK the husband and James PAYNE the son, the other Exors

 

Testator:               William BAILY, Gent of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1571 q.415

Legacies:              •       All my books (except a few which I have put together for Miss Sarah BUDGETT of Wrington) to my nephew William Hillier BAILY of Bristol Ship Builder or Carver, son of my late brother James

                                        £50 to my sister-in-law Ann LACEY with mine and her late sister’s pictures

                                •       As I have in my lifetime given to Sarah BUDGETT afsd my leasehold estate at Wrington, I give £300 to her brothers and sisters, viz James BUDGETT, Jonathan BUDGETT, Isaac BUDGETT and Martha wife of Thomas MILLARD and widow of John SALMON (brother of my late wife) to be shared equally between them

                                •       £50 to my nph Timothy LACEY I revoke this legacy

                                •       £100 to John PAGET of Newberry, one of my intended Exors

                                •       £100 to James Anthony WICKHAM of Frome, Gent, another of my intended Exors

                                •       £200 to Susanna MEES of Frome Swd, daughter of my late bro-in-law Richard MEES

                                •       £20, all my wearing apparel and mourning, also two houses or tenements with the stable in Vicarage St, now let to Mrs DREDGE, for all my estate therein to my servant Sarah EDWARDS

                                •       The beds they sleep on to Sarah EDWARDS and Sarah BRYANT

                                •       £10 to Widow EDWARDS, widow of _ EDWARDS, Glazier

                                •       £10 to James MOORE, son of Wm MOORE

                                •       £10 to Thomas DAVIES of Coal Ash Walk, Shearman, and such of my suits of cloaths as Sarah EDWARDS may think fit

                                •       £20 to my other servant, Sarah BRYANT

                                •       £10 and mourning to Hanah FOXHILL who attended my late dear wife in her illness

                                •       5s each to the poor men and women who have generally received of me some allowance every Monday

                                •       All my household goods or furniture (except family portraits), linen, plate and china in equal shares to all the children of my late brother James BAILY and the children of Richard MEES by my late sister Ann

                                •       All my family portraits except those of myself and my first wife to my nephew William Hillier BAILY

                                •       My freehold estate in the Oad Grounds which was my late mother’s, consisting of a considerable number of houses to my nephew Wm Hillier BAILY

                                •       My freehold estate at Buckland Dinham and Elm which I purchased of Abraham CHAFFEY and his wife to the feoffees or trustees of the Alms House near Frome Bridge for the support of the poor women on the northern end

                                •       Residue to Wm Hillier BAILY, Susan BAYLY and Sally BAYLY, sisters of William Hillier BAYLY, _ the widow of my late brother James BAILY’s son James BAILY, Sally wife of John ANGEL of Frome Swd, Tailor, and daughter of the late Richard MEES, my brother-in-law, Tailor, James MEES of Trowbridge, Linen Draper, son of sd Richard MEES, and Richard MEES of Frome Swd, Mercer, grandson of my brother-in-law Richard MEES, to be divided equally between them

Executors:            Wm Hillier BAILY, John PAGET, James Anthony WICKHAM

Signed:                  30 Mar 1811

Witnesses:           William CARTER, Thomas DENNING, William CHAPMAN

Codicil:                  30 Mar 1811:

                                •       Dwelling house where I live in Vicarage St with all the furniture except before given for the term I have in it to my two nieces Susan BAILY and Sarah BAILY of Bristol, daughters of my brother James BAILY. I desire my nieces to take Sally EDWARDS to be a companion, not a servant, but to keep a servant to wait on them. Instead of the kitchen furniture given to them before I give them £10 each

Witnesses:           William MOORE, Eliz. MOORE

Codicil:                  1 Apr 1811:

                                •       I revoke the bequest of a house in Vicarage St as part of residue and bequeath this dwelling house (held under the Vicar of Frome) to nieces Susan BAILY and Sally BAILY as tenants in common; revokes bequest of household goods and furniture as regards this house and leaves it to Susan and Sally BAILY in equal shares.

                                •       £100 to Wm Hillier BAILY, like other Exors

Witness:               William MOORE

Account of plate:                2 Apr 1811

                                •       Within mentioned plate [details] to nephew William Hillier BAILY and nieces Sukey and Sally to be divided between them equally

                                •       Family rings and two pictures of sons in the looking glass to niece S [sic] BAILY

Codicil:                  3 Apr 1811:

                                •       If my nieces die before me, their share in lands to my nephew William

Witnesses:           William MOORE, Thos EDWARDS, Jas EDWARDS

Codicil:                  13 Jan 1812

                                •       Hanah FOXHILL has died.

                                •       £10 to Ann MOORE (aged 5), to be left in the care of her aunt Sarah EDWARDS for her education

                                •       £10 to James MOORE (aged 16), to be paid to his aunt Sarah EDWARDS to help place him apprentice; if he dies, to his sister Ann MOORE

Codicil:                  14 Mar 1812

                                •       I revoke share in residue of Richard MEES, Mercer of Frome Swd, grandson of late Richard MEES, my brother-in-law

                                •       £300 to Richard MEES in lieu

Witnesses:           William CHAPMAN, William HUMPHRIES, Thos EDWARDS, all of Frome Swd

Codicil:                  29 May 1815

                                •       £20 in addition to other bequests to my servant Sarah EDWARDS

Witness:               James EDWARDS

Affidavits:             7 Aug 1815

                                James EDWARDS, Plumber & Glazier of Frome Swd, and William MOORE, Hair Dresser of Frome Swd, and Wm Hillier BAILY, Shipbuilder of the City of Bristol and nephew of William BAILY who departed this life on or about 6 June last

Proved:                  14 Aug 1815 at PCC London by William Hillier BAILY, John PAGET and James Anthony WICKHAM

 

Testatrix:              Ann POBJAY, Spinster of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1580 q.280 ff.405 LH et seq.

Legacies:              •       My apparel to Mary DRAPER of Road

                                •       My share of a leasehold close called Moor Mead purchased of BURROUGH containing 2 acres and 1 rood in the psh of Frome Swd held by lease under the representatives of John STEVENS deceased, now or late in the occupation of Samuel POBJAY, Gent of Frome Selwood, to my brother William POBJAY; and after his death to William HAGLEY, Surgeon and Apothecary of Frome Swd; also an annuity of £5 to be paid every year on 25 Mar, chargeable on my freehold estate called Foxburys in Frome Swd

                                •       My freehold estate called Foxbury's, about 5 acres, with the ½ acre near Daniel’s Wall Close (now a garden), also Bushey Close;, containing about 3 acres adjoining Foxbury’s, my freehold estate called Masons Mead together with the 1½ acres at Little Keyford now in the occupation of Messrs MUIR and WAYLAND, my dwelling called the Crown Inn at Keyford in the occupation of Mr Joseph JOYCE, a small tenement in the garden belonging to it and all the residue of my estate to William HAGLEY

Executor:              William HAGLEY

Signed:                  30 Oct 1810

Witnesses:           Thomas BUNN, John BUTLER, William AMOS

Proved:                  16 May 1816 at PCC London by William HAGLEY

 

Testator:               John LITTLE, Gent of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1606 q. 301-348

Legacies:              •       all my freehold messuages, lands and hereditaments to my friends William BAYNTON, Gent of Frome, and John POBJOY, Gent of Frome, their heirs and assigns on trust to permit my dear wife Mary Betty LITTLE and her assigns to receive the rents thereof for her sole use and benefit; and from her decease on trust for my son John White LITTLE, his heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       to my sd wife all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen and china; also £50 and I charge my personal estate hereinafter bequeathed with the payment thereof

                                •       to my sd son, his Exors and Admors £500 immediately on his attaining 21 to be paid out of my personal estate

                                •       residue to sd William BAYNTON and John POBJOY, their Exors, Admors and assigns in trust to place it out at interest and the proceeds thereof together with the interest of the sd £500 until it becomes payable to my wife for the better support and maintenance of herself and my sd son; and after he has received the £500 to my wife or her assigns for life; and after her decease the whole of the principal to my sd son if he is living and in case of his death intestate to his widow, children or child if he shall have any; but my will is that on attaining 16 he shall be at full liberty subject to the life estate of his mother to dispose of by will the £500 bequeathed him to any person without the interference of my trustees; and if he dies intestate in the lifetime of his mother leaving no widow or children surviving him, then upon trust from the decease of my wife to pay one moiety of the principal to my sister Sarah w/o sd John POBJOY, her Exors or assigns, and to pay the interest of the other moiety to my sister Ann KING w/o George KING, Carpenter, for life wherewith her husband shall not intermeddle; and after the decease of sd Ann KING upon trust to pay the sd other moiety to Sarah Little KING d/o sd Ann KING, her Exors and Admors for her sole use and benefit

Executors:            William BAYNTON and John POBJOY

Signed:                  21 May 1813

Witnesses:           Charles ROGERS, William DOWN of Glastonbury, Wm. HILL Atty. Glastonbury

Proved:                  14 Jul 1818 at PCC London by William BAYNTON and John POBJOY, Exors

 

Testator:               James RAWLINGS, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1620 q.438

Legacies:              •       to my beloved wife £120 for her support and maintenance and that of my children Susan, Hester and William and my granddaughter Ann LYDFORD during the year after my death; and they may live in the house I now occupy for one year after my death...

                                •       to my sd wife £200 as follows: £100 12 months after my decease out of my clothing trade which I now carry on in partnership with my son Joseph and £100 out of the carding trade which I now carry on in partnership with Samuel GREGORY and others

                                •       In 1820 on the expiration of the sd copartnership I give to my sd wife one third share of it  and one third of my household goods, furniture, plate, linen and china

                                •       to my daughter Susan £120 to be paid out of my sd copartnership clothing trade 12 months after my death and one third of my household goods etc.

                                •       to my daughter Hester £120 to be paid out of my sd copartnership clothing trade 12 months after my death and the remaining third of my household goods etc.

                                •       to my son Daniel £120 to be paid out of my sd clothing trade 12 months after my decease

                                •       to my son Joseph and my sons in law Charles WILLOUGHBY and William BENNETT £120 to be paid out of my sd clothing trade 12 months after my decease on trust to apply the interest for the benefit and education of my son William as they think proper until he attains 21, and then to pay the £120 to him...

                                •       to my granddaughter Ann LYDFORD £100 to be paid out of my sd copartnership card trade on the expiration of the term for which I am at present engaged in sd trade if she is then living

                                •       residue to my sd son Joseph RAWLINGS and my sons in law Charles WILLOUGHBY and William BENNETT, their exors etc. on the following trusts: to carry on the sd several copartnership trades according to the respective articles; to apply the clear yearly profits as follows: to pay my share of the profits of my partnership trade of a Spinner carried on at Bedlam Bottom Factory in equal shares to my daughters Susan and Hester or wholly to the survivor; to pay the yearly profits of the trade of a Fuller and Dresser carried on by me in partnership at the Mill or Factory called Iron Mills for the maintenance and education of my son William until the determination of the partnership; and if he dies before that, to invest the sd yearly sum of £20 and the residue of the profits from the last mentioned partnership and on the expiration of the partnership pay the accumulated gains to all my grandchildren then living share and share alike; to invest the £999 for which I have insure my life with the Norwich Union in public funds etc. and pay the dividends to my sd wife half yearly for life and from her decease pay this with all the rest of my sd trust estate and effects equally between all my children then living, the share of any who die going to any children they have per stirpes and not per capita

                                •       my Exors to present to my brother Isaac a mourning ring of the value of five guineas

                                •       to each of them a mourning ring of the same value

Executor:              my son Joseph and my sd sons in law Charles WILLOUGHBY and William BENNETT

Signed:                  12 Jan 1818

Witnesses:           Gilbt. ROTTON, Henry MILLER, Chas. BAYLY

Proved:                  3 Sep 1819 at PCC London by Joseph RAWLINGS, son, and Charles WILLOUGHBY, two of the Exors; power reserved to William BENNETT

 

1820

 

Testatrix:              Jane BUNN, Widow of Frome Swd 

PROB11 ref:         /1627 q.189         

Legacies:              •       £200 to my first cousin, Mrs Jane WOLSELEY, now living in Ireland, or if she dies first, to be divided between her unmarried daughters

                                •       £5 for poor members to the Baptist Minister where I usually attend

                                •       William Harris MURCH, £10 to our present worthy Minister

                                •       £100 to the trustees of the Baptist Meeting House in Frome now under the pastoral care of William Harris MURCH to invest and pay the interest to the Minister

                                •       £50 to Mary MANSFORD of Frome Swd

                                •       All my coloured plates and dishes, two coloured china butter boats and a set of three coloured china cups to my niece Jane MILES of Ston Easton

                                •       £5 each to my three servants

                                •       My watch, two china jars, a silver medal of King Charles the Second, a Bible printed in 1549, all the furniture, two silver candlesticks, my books and manuscripts to my daughter Jane, to be divided between herself and my daughter Arundel

                                •       My silver bread basket, my diamond hoop and other rings, earrings and a five guinea piece in gold and my blue and white service of foreign china and English china to match, six silver tea spoons and sugar tongs, all my stock in the public funds, Turnpike Tickets, money and chattles not specifically mentioned to my daughter Arundel

                                •       to my son Thomas BUNN, his Exors etc, subject to the payment of £50 to the stewards of the  Frome Swd Charitable Society instituted in 1807, and likewise to the payment of £5 p.a. each to  Robert ROGERS, now or late of Telsford, Soms, to Mary ROGERS, Spinster, in Gloucestershire, and John ROGERS of Frome, and also to the payment of £10 p.a. to Anne SENDER [?] residing in the City of Bristol (all children of the late Thomas ROGERS of Shepton Mannampe [?], Soms, for life, and as they shall die, the annuities to devolve to my exor, his heirs etc.

Executor:              My dear son Thomas BUNN            

Signed:                  Nov 1818              

Witnesses:           M.K. SHEPPARD, Elizabeth ROGERS           

Proved:                  19 Apr 1820 at PCC London by Thomas BUNN, the son, the sole Exor 

 

Testatrix:              Mary BUTLER, Widow of Frome Swd             

PROB11 ref:         /1630 q.393         

Legacies:              •       £200 stock in my name in the Navy [?] 5% annuities to my son Thomas in trust to divide among my five children in the following proportions: to my son John and to my daughters Hester, Mary and Hanna £30 stock each, and to my daughter Sarah the remaining £80

                                •       £5 and also my horse together with the boiler and furnace in the hall of the house now occupied by me, large cupboard, deal screen, pair of kitchen grates, large chest and one silver table spoon to my sd son Thomas; my copper boiler, ironing table, warming pan, corner cupboard any my hymn book to my son John

                                •       My small deal table, my best feather bed, bolster and drawer, two pillows and cases with the best quilt sheet and blanket, bedstead, curtains and furniture, small tin teake [?], iron box, heaters, tin saucepan, long back chair, one split ash chair, arm chair and also my Bible to my daughter Sarah

                                •       My large flap table, fire irons, copper teake [?], the small chest, one sheet, one blanket and two wooden bottom chairs to my daughter Hannah my chest of drawers, oak tea table, large deal tea table, one flock bed, bolster, bedstead and quilt to the bed, together with one blanket and one sheet, iron pot and two wooden bottom chairs to my daughter Hester my proing [?] glass, tea chest, two brass candlesticks, two iron candlesticks, tin fender, one wooden bottom chair, one withy chair, one blanket, one sheet and one large tin sauce pan to my daughter Mary

                                •       All my monies and the residue of my personal estate and effects to my sd sons Thomas and John towards my funeral expenses

Executor:              My son Thomas  

Signed:                  10 May 1816        

Witnesses:           Wm DAVIS, Chas VINCENT

Proved:                  10 Jul 1820 at PCC London by Thomas BUTLER, the son and sole Exor

 

Testatrix:              Mary JONES, Widow of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1638 q.22

Legacies:              •       10 guineas each to my three nieces Ann WILLIS, Jane SIMPSON and Elizabeth HODDER

                                •       2 guineas to my nph James VINNEY

                                •       3 guineas to Miss Ann CLIFT d/o late Rev. John CLARK of Marston to purchase a mourning ring

                                •       5 guineas to Mary BURGESS, wife of Thomas BURGESS, Tanner of Lower Keyford

                                •       £100 to my grandson William JONES

                                •       £50 to my granddaughter Mary MOON, to be paid in five instalments over four years

                                •       Residue to my dear granddaughter Elizabeth BAILY, wife of Zachary BAILY, Gent of Frome, her heirs etc.

Executrix:             Elizabeth BAILY

Signed:                  6 Nov 1820

Witnesses:           H.A. FUSSELL, Wm ROSSITER, Jno ROSSITER

Proved:                  18 Jan 1821 PCC London by Elizabeth BAILY

 

Testator:               John HAGLEY ots HAGLY, Yeoman of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1644 q.337

Legacies:              •       All those messuages or dwellinghouses on the North side of Merchants Barton, now or late in the several occupations of _ PRANGLEY, myself, Charles TAYLOR and Thomas KNIGHT, to my son Lawrence HAGLY and his heirs, also the garden adjoining _ PRANGLEY’s dwellinghouse and occupied by him and the garden in or near the same Barton now or late in the occupation of Joseph JESSER, Butcher, about 12 pch, also that orchard in or near the same Barton, about 2 acres, and the part of an outhouse therein now or late occupied by myself, all which premises are in the psh of Frome and were devised by my late father to me and the heirs of my body with remainder over; also all my two closes of meadow or pasture grounds called Marchants Mead, about 8 acres at Wallbridge in the psh of Frome, now in the occupation of Joseph JESSER, Butcher; and all my piece of land, about ½ acre, at Clink the psh of Frome, now or late occupied by BACKHOUSE, to him and his heirs to the use of him, his heirs and assigns

                                •       All my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments of which I am seized not hereinbefore devised to my son John HAGLY and his heirs

                                •       £200, all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments which I hold by lease to my son John HAGLY

                                •       Residue of my monies, securities, farming stock, goods, chattels, personal estate and effects…to my said sons Lawrence HAGLY and John HAGLY equally to be divided between them share and share alike; if either of my said sons being of age shall decline or refuse for the space of six months after being requested for such purpose to comply with the directions contained in this my will or to ratify, confirm and give effect to the devizes and effects herein contained, then one moiety of the provision hereby made for such son so declining or refusing as aforesaid and to execute all proper deeds shall be forfeited by him and shall go and be transferred to the other of my said sons

Executors:            My said brother William HAGLY, my friend James SMITH, heretofore of Corsley, Wilts, now or late of Weymouth, Dorset, and William SPARKS, Grocer of Frome Swd

Signed:                  8 Jun 1819

Witnesses:           Tho: BUNN, George WARD, Joseph CHAPMAN

Proved:                  1 Jun 1821 at PCC London by Lawrence HAGLY and John HAGLY, the sons and residuary legatees, William HAGLEY the brother, James SMITH and William SPARKS since deceased, the Exors named in the will, William HAGLEY and James SMITH the surviving Executors having renounced the Probate and Execution

 

Testator:               Thomas CLEMENT, Gent of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1647 q.499

Trustees:              George KINGDON esq. of Frome and James CLEMENT, Clothier of Frome

Legacies:              •       £1,700 each to my sons in law Mr John George HILLYARD and Mr Stephen SKURRAY in discharge of the monies due by virtue of the Covenant contained in the marriage settlement of my daughters Harriett with George HILLYARD and Sarah with Stephen SKURRAY

                                •       £300 to the trustees to pay the interest into the proper hands of my daughter Sarah, wife of Stephen SKURRAY, which I give in order to make a sum equal to that to be paid to George HILLYARD; and after the decease of my daughter Harriett [sic], the principal to the children of my daughter Sarah

                                •       £1,500 and also £1,000, part of £3,000 due to me on a Bond from Messrs DICKS and CLEMENT, to the trustees to take the proportionate part of the annuity payable during the life of my beloved wife Sarah in respect of the former until it is paid off and receive the interest payable on the latter for my sd wife; and I direct my son John CLEMENT to make up his mother’s annual income to £200; and after her decease, the interest on half to be paid to my daughter Harriett HILLYARD and the interest on the other half to my daughter Sarah SKURRAY and after the death of each, her share of the principal to her legatees.

                                •       £2,000 (the residue of the 3,000 due to me from Messrs DICKS and CLEMENT) and the £1,000 (part of the £3,500 mentioned above) to my son John CLEMENT on the express condition that he pays the annuity to his mother

                                •       My gold watch and seal to my daughter Harriett; and whereas in her marriage settlement it was covenanted that if George HILLYARD survives me and so is paid the £1,500 mentioned in it and Harriett HILLYARD died without issue, then George HILLYARD’s Exors would pay the £1,500 to my Exors; and whereas there is no issue of the marriage, nor any probability of there being so, I give to George KINGDON and James CLEMENT the sd £1,500 in trust to invest it if it becomes payable in the lifetime of my daughter and pay the interest to her; and after her death and the death of her husband to pay the principal to my daughter Harriett’s legatees

                                •       All my household goods and furniture etc. to my wife for life; and after her death to my two daughters in equal shares as tenants in common

                                •       The messuage or dwelling house where I reside with the garden, offices and workshops to my beloved wife Sarah CLEMENT, for life; and after her death to George KINGDON and James CLEMENT on trust to sell it and apply one half of the proceeds on the trusts set out above in favour of my daughter Harriett and the other half in favour of my daughter Sarah

                                •       The residue to the trustees for my daughters Harriett HILLYARD and Sarah SKURRAY in equal shares

Executors:            George KINGDON and James CLEMENT

Signed:                  15 May 1819

Witnesses:           Wm TILEY, Solr, Frome; Ann SNELGROVE, Sarah BOWDEN, servants to Mr CLEMENT

Codicil:                  29 Aug 1820:

                                •       If the £3,500 due from Messrs DICKS and CLEMENT cannot be wholly recovered as a result of insolvency, the £1,000 being part of it is to be paid to George KINGDON and James CLEMENT for the same trusts in favour of my daughters’ and my sd son is to receive after the death of his mother £1,000.

Witnesses:           Wm TILEY, Solr, Frome; Ann SNELGROVE, Sarah BOWDEN, servants to Mr CLEMENT

Proved:                  7 Sep 1821 at PCC London by George KINGDON and James CLEMENT

 

Testator:               George CLARK of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1651 q.654

Legacies:              •       to my son George CLARK and to my son in law John HOOPER £1000 in 5% Navy on trust to pay the dividends to my son John and his present wife Jane CLARK until the death of the survivor and after their death to each child or children of theirs in equal shares at the age of 21, the interest in the meantime to be applied for their benefit; and if no such child attains 21 to the children of my son George CLARK and my daughter Mary Ann HOOPER in equal shares

                                •       to my brother John and his wife an annuity of £10 for life

                                •       to my sister Betty and my brother John five guineas each for mourning

                                •       residue to my son George CLARKE [sic], my son in law John HOOPER, their heirs, exors etc. as tenants in common

Executors:            my son George CLARKE and my son in law John HOOPER

Signed:                  21 Mar 1817

Witnesses:           John FUSSELL, William LYDFORD

Proved:                  22 Dec 1821 at PCC London by George CLARK, son and one of the Exors; like power reserved to John HOOPER, the other Exor

 

Testator:               Thomas NAPPER, Dry Salter & Fuller of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1662, q.538

Legacies:              •       the Mill called Welshmill in Frome which I hold by lease for lives from CORK for the remainder of the term unexpired at my death to my dear wife Frances NAPPER if she continues a widow; and from her death or second marriage, to my son George, his Exors etc., subject to paying £60 p.a. rent

                                •       the said [?] freehold orchard to son George, his heirs etc. for ever

                                •       the leasehold messuage where I now live, held under CORK, to my wife; and from her death, the following lands (part of the estate called the said Leasehold Messuages) two fields called "the Hilly Grounds", "Lady Mary's Ground", the Tan Yard and the stable and cart house in it, subject to £20 rent, to my son Charles, his Exors etc. for the remainder of the term; all other parts of this estate, i.e. the messuage, garden, etc., to my daughter Mary, her Exors, etc., for the residue of the term subject to £20 rent

                                •       all my plate, household goods and furniture for life to my wife; and when she dies or marries again, to my sons George, Richard and Charles and my daughters Frances and Mary in equal shares

                                •       all my wines and spirits, beer to my wife and £20 if there is that much cash in the house at my death

                                •       the dividends on £1,575 in the new 4% stock and another about £140, and on my moiety of £1,916 3% Consols to my wife for life; and after her death or second marriage, the said £840 4% (but not the £1,575 4% stock) and the said moiety of £1,916 3% Consols to my daughters Frances and Mary Morgan NAPPER in equal shares; and out of the said £1,575 4% stock, £20 stock in lieu of that sum which borrowed of her to my wife's Exors, £687 10s 4% stock to my son Richard NAPPER, £687 10s 4% stock to my daughter Mary

                                •       all my stocks in the Royal Exchange Insurance Office in the City of London to my much esteemed friend James Anthony WICKHAM, Gent of Frome, and my son George NAPPER, on trust to apply the interest as follows: to my son John, £30 2s 5d p.a.; to my son Edward, £22 2s 5d p.a.; to my son William, £50 p.a.; to my son James, £50 p.a., all for life, with the respective portion of the principal being sold and distributed among the legal issue of each one dying; but on the death of Edward without leaving lawful issue except his two present children, his share equally among George, Richard, Charles, Frances and Mary, because his present children are already provided for

                                •       all bonuses from the Royal Exchange stock until it is sold or transferred on the death of John, Edward, William and James, to George, Richard, Charles, Frances and Mary or their lawful issue in equal shares

                                •       the share in the British Tontine 497 in the first class which I hold for her life to my daughter Frances NAPPER

                                •       all sums of money due to me from tradesmen in my late business as Dry Salter and Fuller to and legally between my wife and son George

                                •       residue to my son George NAPPER, his heirs etc.

Executors:            my son George and James Anthony WICKHAM

Signed:                  5 May 1822

Witnesses:           H. CRUSE, Jno MILLS, Jno HAYES, Clerks to Mr WICKHAM, Solr, Frome

Proved:                  (1st) at PCC London, 26 Oct 1822, by James Anthony WICKHAM, one of the Exors; power reserved to George NAPPER, son and other Exor

Proved:                  (2nd) at PCC London, 20 Aug 1823, by George NAPPER, the son and other Exor

 

Testator:               Rachel HUMPHRIES of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1664

Legacies:              •       to my father £5

                                •       to my brother Richard HUMPHRIES £5

                                •       to my sister Ann HUMPHRIES £5 and my best gown and petticoat and apron and wrap and handkerchief, six silver teaspoons and my plain gold ring

                                •       residue to my brother John HUMPHRIES

Executor:              my brother John HUMPHRIES

Signed:                  7 Oct 1802 (X)

Witnesses:           Chas. NEWPORT, Rd. STRONG, Elizth. HUMPHRIES

Proved:                  19 Dec 1822 at PCC London by John HUMPHRIES, brother and exor

 

Testator:               Hezekiah RYMELL, late of Frome but now residing at Egford, Somerset

PROB11 ref:         /1667 f.106 p.40

Legacies:              •       all my real and personal estate household goods and moneys in the funds and elsewhere to my son-in-law William ASHMAN for his sole and separate use and to his heirs and assigns for ever, including my freehold lands in Corsley in the parish of Frome Selwood, also my leasehold estates at Elliott's green in the parish of Frome, also my leasehold estate at Mells

Executor:              William ASHMAN

Signed:                  2 Nov 1822

Witnesses:           John GREEN (X), Mary GIFFORD, Robert ASHMAN

Republished:        23 Dec 1822

Witnesses:           Robert ASHMAN, John GREEN, Samuel THEATE

Proved:                  3 Feb 1823 at PCC London by William ASHMAN, the sole executor

 

Testator:               John CORNISH, Yeoman of the psh of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1675

Legacies:              •       all my land and houses within the psh of Nunney and all other my real estate to my dear wife Lucy CORNISH her heirs and assigns forever; also all my household property and all my monies, household furniture and personal estate

Executrix:             my wife Lucy CORNISH

Signed:                  6 May 1823

Witnesses:           Joshua MOORE, Smith, Nunney; William WHITE, Smith, Nunney; John HOOPER, Shear Maker, Nunney

Proved:                  4 Sep 1823 at PCC London by Lucy CORNISH, Widow, Relict and Exor

 

Testator:               James CARPENTER, Mealman, of Beckington

PROB11 ref:         /1691 q.592

Legacies:              •       to my Wife Elizabeth CARPENTER £20

                                •       to my son William CARPENTER and my daughter Jane CARPENTER £2,500 clear of Legacy duty

                                •       my freehold dwelling house, tanyard, buildings, lands and premises at Hungerford in the counties of Wilts and Berks, now in the occupation of my son Humphry CARPENTER and his undertenants to my said son Humphry CARPENTER his heirs and Assigns for ever, charged with payment of  £2,600 to my trustees and Executors to be by them applied as part of my residuary Personal Estate; and in case my said son Humphry CARPENTER shall refuse or neglect to pay the said sum twelve calendar months after my decease I do hereby direct that my said dwelling house, tanyard and premises hereby devised to him as aforesaid shall sink into and become part of my general residuary freehold Estates

                                •       residue of my real personal Estate to the use of my friend Benjamin CRABB, Gentleman of Tellisford, and Forehead SINGER, Gentleman of Berkley, their heirs Exors etc. upon trust immediately after my decease to sell my said general Residuary Freehold Estate… and stand possessed of all and singular the monies arising from such sale (subject  to the life interest of my said wife Elizabeth CARPENTER in my dwelling house, Mill lands and premises at Beckington if she shall be unwilling to join in such sale or sales and with her consent if she shall think proper to join therein) upon the following trusts…:

-    to divide the same equally between my eight children, Elizabeth (the wife of John Collier WARD), James, Mary Ann CRABB, (wife of Edmund CRABB), John, Humphry, Henry, William and Jane and their respective Exors etc., the share of the said Elizabeth WARD and Mary Ann CRABB to be paid to the trustees of their respective marriage Settlements  and to be held and considered as part of the monies thereby settled; and I do direct that such of my said children who have not already conveyed unto me my heirs and Assigns all their Estate in the said dwelling house, Mills and lands and premises at Beckington now in my own occupation shall at the requests costs and charges of my said trustees… absolutely release all their respective Estates in order to vest the same property absolutely in my said trustees… and in case either of my said children shall neglect or refuse to relinquish such claim and ratify and confirm the sale as part and parcel of my general and residuary real Estate I do hereby absolutely revoke the share of such child and bequeath the same to the others of my said children

Executor:              Benjamin CRABB and Forehead SINGER

Signed:                  13 Aug 1824

Witnesses:           Wm. DAVIS, Elizabeth ALLEN, John JOYCE

Proved:                  Nov 1824 at PCC London by Benjamin CRABB and Forehead SINGER, the executors

 

Testator:               William HAYNES of the parish of Rodden

PROB11 ref:         /1693

Legacies:              •       to my son Alexander HAYNES £200 only he shall pay back to my trustees what money he borrowed of me when he built his house

                                •       to my son Robert HAYNES £200 only he shall also pay back £100 as having received the horses and harnesses the property of his late brother William HAYNES valued at £100

                                •       to my daughter Ann MOON £200

                                •       to my daughter Sarah SINGER £200

                                •       residue to my beloved wife Rachell HAYNES during her natural life to be at her own disposal and after her decease to be divided according to her own discretion amongst all my children

Executors:            Mr Richard CLIFT of the parish of Westbury and Mr Nathaniel HAYNES

Signed:                  23 Jan 1823 (X)

Witnesses:           John WATTS, Jeremiah WATTS, William YOUNG

Proved:                  13 Dec 1824 at PCC London by Richard CLIFT and Nathaniel HAINS ots HAYNES

                               

Testator:               James CLEMENT, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1699 q.251

Trustees:              My friends Francis ALLEN, Clothier of Frome Swd, William BARTER, Brewer of Frome Swd and James PEARCE, Surgeon of Bradford, Wilts

Legacies:              •       Dwellinghouse with workshops, outbuildings, offices, garden, orchard etc at Welsh Mill near the town of Frome and the six fields adjoining, the cottage [?] and garden at the corner of one these fields with all the timber, about 25 acres all together, and now in my own occupation and that of Jethro DRAPER, purchased of Robert MEARES, Dyer of Frome to my Trustees, their heirs etc., to invest the rents until my nephews Thomas BARTER and James Clement BARTER are 21, when half the accumulated rent and interest is to be paid to each of them, and to permit them to receive the rents when both or the survivor is 21 for life; and after the death of the survivor, to be shared equally between such son of their first sons to reach 21, their heirs etc., and in default of a son, a daughter, and in default of any child of theirs attaining 21, to the heirs or heirs at law of the survivor of them

                                •       £4,000 in equal shares to my Trustees, their heirs etc., to the use of my nephew Joseph Channing PEARCE, son of the sd James PEARCE, and my three nieces Mary Anne Clement BARTER, Elizabeth BARTER and Sarah BARTER, daughters of the sd William BARTER, to accumulate the interest or use it if necessary for their maintenance and education until they are 21 (or, if one of the nieces marries before this with her parents’ consent, her marriage) and when Joseph reaches 21, to pay him his share of the principal; and and when each of  the the nieces reaches 21 or marries, to pay her the interest on her share for life; and after the death of each niece, to her husband for life; and after his death, amongst all the children of the three nieces in equal shares at 21; and if any of the nieces dies unmarried or without issue, her share to be applied as she directs by will etc.

                                •       £500 to my Trustees, their heirs etc., to invest and apply the interest to my niece Eliza CLEMENT, daughter of my brother John CLEMENT deceased, for life; and after her death, to pay the principal to my sd nephew Joseph Channing PEARCE and my sd three nieces Mary Anne Clement BARTER, Elizabeth BARTER and Sarah BARTER in equal shares

                                •       All my household goods and furniture etc. in equal shares to my two sisters Elizabeth BARTER, wife of William BARTER, and Mary Ann PEARCE, wife of James PEARCE

                                •       Residue to my Trustees to convert into ready money, invest the proceeds and pay the interest to my two sisters in equal shares for life; and after the death of either, to pay the interest to her husband or for the benefit of her children

Executors:            Francis ALLEN, William BARTER and James PEARCE

Signed:                  6 May 1823

Witnesses:           Alfd WHITAKER, Solr, Frome; J. BULLER, Clerk to Mr WHITAKER; A. HOPKINS, Servant to Mr CLEMENT

Codicil:                  22 Mar 1825

                                •       I revoke the devise of the dwellinghouse etc. at Welsh Mill to my trustees and bequeath it to the use of my sd nephews Thomas BARTER, James Clement BARTER and Joseph Channing PEARCE, their heirs etc. to be equally divided between them as tenants in common

                                •       I revoke the bequest of £4,000 to my nephew Joseph Channing PEARCE and my three nieces and bequeath instead £3,000 to my sd three nieces in equal shares on the same conditions as previously

                                •       I revoke every devise and bequest whereby Francis ALLEN may be considered a trustee and his appointment as Executor and declare that Henry POOL, Clothier of Road, William BARTER and James PEARCE shall be my trustees and Executors

                                •       I bequeath to my servant Ann HOPKINS £100, the legacy duty to be paid by my Exors out of my residuary estate

Witnesses:           Alfd WHITAKER, Solr, Frome; J. BULLER, Clerk to Mr WHITAKER; Priscilla BARTON, Servant to Mr CLEMENT

Proved:                  11 May 1825 at PCC London by Henry POOL, William BARTER and James PEARCE, the Exors

 

Testator:               George KINGDON, Gentleman of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1704 q.532

Trustees:              My son John KINGDON now residing with me, my son in law Mr Paul ANSTIE and my friend Mr Richard AYRES

Legacies:              •       All my freehold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, including a moiety of the estate purchased by Mr Richard AYRES and myself out of the estates of my late much respected friend Mr James AYRES of Frome but which are not yet regularly conveyed to us by the Revd. John BAYLY and Mr John AYRES the two other Exors and Residuary Legatees of the will of James AYRES to the Trustees to sell and dispose of

                                •       All my leasehold messuages and lands, including the moiety I am entitled to of the leasehold part of the estates late Mr James AYRES’s purchased by Mr Richard AYRES and myself to the Trustees to sell and dispose of

                                •       all my monies, securities and policies of life insurance I hold in the West of England Fire and Life Insurance Co., deeds poll on the Security of the Frome Turnpike Trust, shares I hold in the Coal Mining at Baslake (?) and all claims I have on the partnership lately carried on there under the firm and description of Sir John Cox HIPPISLEY Bart and Co. and all other my personal estate and effects to the Trustees to convert into money to and for the use, benefit and behoof of my dear children John KINGDON, Mary Ann KINGDON, Lucy KINGDON, Benjamin Bayly KINGDON, Eliza Jesser KINGDON and William KINGDON in equal shares… the share of such of my children as may not at my decease have attained the age of 21 not to be paid them until they have attained that age, but the interest of their shares during their minorities to be applied for their benefit

Executors:            John KINGDON, Paul ANSTIE and Richard AYRES

Signed:                  14 May 1825

Witnesses:           Thomas SCUDAMORE, Cordwainer, Frome; John SAGE, Servant to Mr KINGDON; James HAYWARD, Gardner (?), Frome

Proved:                  13 Oct 1825 at PCC London by John KINGDON the son, Paul ANSTIE and Richard AYRES, the Exors

 

Testator:               Richard YERBURY, Clothier of Poole

PROB11 ref:         /1705 q. 551-600

Legacies:              •       to my sister Hephzibah w/o James BROWNING Jnr, Clothier of Frome, £10

                                •       to my brother John YERBURY, Carpenter of Frome, £10

                                •       to my friend James KING, Clerk or Writer of Poole, £5

                                •       all my real and personal estates messuages tenements lands hereditaments and premises and the residue to my brother William YERBURY and James KING in trust [for my mother, Susannah, widow of Frome, to receive the interest for life; and after her death to William for the benefit of his children who at 21 would receive an equal share of the entire estate]

Executosr:            William YERBURY and James KING

Signed:                  29 Nov 1817

Witnesses:          

Proved:                  3 Oct 1825 at PCC London by William YERBURY and James KING

 

Testatrix:              Ann VAGG widow of Cloford

PROB11 ref:         /1718 Image ref.507

Legacies:              •       all my property and funds to my sister Mary CANDY            -              

Executrix:             [Mary CANDY]

Signed:                  14 Sep 1826

Witnesses:           James CANDY, Ann CANDY

Proved:                  13 Nov 1826 at PCC London by Mary CANDY, Spinster, sister and executrix “according to the tenor”

 

Testator:               Samuel HUMPHRIES, Cardmaker of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1719 q.637

Legacies:              •       The dwelling house in which my late son William lived with the garden behind, cellars under the house, back building or kitchen and so much of the brewhouse as is not hereinafter given to my son Thomas to his children equally for ever as joint tenants as they reach 21; but if either of them dies before that age, his, her or their part equally between the survivors

                                •       The dwelling house with back garden and so much of the brewhouse now in my own occupation as runs in a straight line with Mr ROTTON’s garden wall and part of the brewhouse late in the occupation of my son William, running in a straight line with the back frontage or width of the sd dwelling house in my occupation to my son Thomas, his heirs and assigns; also the use of the well and pump as used between my son William and myself

                                •       The gift I made my son-in-law Gilbert ROTTON on his marriage with my daughter Mary of the dwelling house, back garden and premises in his own occupation behind the house and so much of the brewery in my occupation as runs in a straight line with the garden wall dividing his back garden from mine to the use of him, his heirs and assigns; and also the stable and coachhouse built by him and now in his occupation with the privy behind mine which is meant to be inclosed in the premises I have given to my son Thomas

                                •       £500 to each of the five children of my son William if they are 21, otherwise to be invested on government or freehold security by my Exors and the interest to be applied by their the education and benefit until they die or reach 21, the share of any dying under 21 going to his brothers and sisters in equal shares

                                •       £500 to each of the five children of my son Thomas, as above

                                •       £500 to each of the ten children of Gilbert ROTTON by my daughter Mary, as above

                                •       Residue of my estate and effects to the use of the Rev. William Harris FRENCH, my son Thomas and my sons-in-law James Norroway FRANKLYN, Gilbert ROTTEN and Stephen MILLS, Gent of Kelston (?), Wilts, their heirs, Exors and assigns in trust to divide it into three equal parts as nearly as may be, and for such purpose, if they see proper, employ any person to make a valuation of my houses, lands and hereditaments which shall be binding on my children and grandchildren, but if my said son Thomas, my grandson William and my son-in-law Gilbert ROTTON can agree on the division I wish it to be done; and it is my will that the late factory, now wool shops, and the other wool shops, now let to the Parish Officers with the adjoining stable, buildings and yard, and also a strip of the garden ground in front of the dwelling house, hereinbefore given to the children of my said son William, running in a straight line with the width of the frontage of the sd house to BOWDEN’s field, shall be allotted to the third share of my sd residuary trust property given in trust for the children of my sd son William; and that a strip of the sd garden ground running in straight lines with the width of the frontage of the dwelling house I now occupy to BOWDEN’s field shall be allotted to the third share of my residuary property given to my sd son Thomas; and that the rest of the garden ground below the allotment to my son Thomas to BOWDEN’s field and downwards or northward to the wall or battlements so called and the dwelling houses and adjoining stable, back garden and wool house of Gilbert ROTTEN shall be allotted to the third share of the residuary trust estate hereinafter given in trust for the children of Gilbert ROTTEN; and to convey one third to the children of my late son William who are 21 in equal shares (the rents of any under 21 being applied for their benefit, education and advancement in the world), one third to my son-in-law Gilbert ROTTEN for life to apply it for the maintenance, education and benefit of his children by my sd daughter as above, and after the death of Gilbert ROTTEN, to transfer this share to all of them who reach 21 in equal shares (the rents of any under 21 at Gilbert ROTTEN’s death being applied for their benefit and maintenance), and one third to my son Thomas, his heirs, Exors, Admors and assigns

                                •       £10 to my daughter-in-law, wife of my son Thomas, as a token of my esteem and regard for her

                                •       £10 each to my granddaughter Sarah ROTTEN and to my grandsons Samuel HUMPRHIES and Samuel ROTTEN over and above the legacies hereinbefore given, to be paid to their respective fathers if they are under age to be invested until they are 21

                                •       Nb the value of one half of the factory and wool shops, stables and yard mentioned above to be allotted to my son William’s children shall be taken as a part of the third of my sd residuary trust property given to them, as I regard the other half as belonging to my sd son William as his property and to pass to his children by his will

Executors:            William Harris FRENCH, my son Thomas and my sons-in-law James Norroway FRANKLYN and Stephen MILLS

Signed:                  23 Oct 1826

Witnesses:           John MOON, Newton POBJOY, William YERBURY

Proved:                  2 Nov 1826 at PCC London by William Harris FRENCH, Thomas HUMPHRIES the son, James Norroway FRANKLYN and Stephen MILLS, Exors

 

Testator:               William HUMPHRIES, Wool Merchant of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1719 q.639

Legacies:              •       All my estate and effects to my children in equal shares, the interest to be applied for the benefit, maintenance and education of those not yet 21

Executor:              my father Samuel HUMPRHIES and my cousin John MOON of Dyers Close Lane Frome and my son William

Signed:                  3 Oct 1826

Witnesses:           Francis BUSH, Francis John BUSH, Gilb. ROTTON

Proved:                  13 Nov 1826 at PCC London by John MOON and William HUMPHRIES the son, the surviving executors

 

Testatrix:              Sally ANGEL, of Frome Swd, widow of John ANGEL, late Tailor of Frome

PROB11 ref:         /1737 q.116

Preamble:             Whereas William BAILY, Gent late of Frome, by his will dated 30 Mar 1811, gave the residue of his freehold messuages etc., all his leasehold estates, monies, securities and other personal estate and effects in trust for me and certain other persons equally and directed that the rents etc. of my share should be enjoyed by me for my sole and separate use and after my decease should be enjoyed by such person(s) as I should by my last will and testament devise; and whereas all these freehold and leasehold estates have been sold except one lot or part, but is on sale, and the monies arising have been divided between the residuary legatees; and my part is, under the trusts of an indenture dated 2 Mar 1816 to be paid to or in trust for me or my appointees

Legacies:              •       I direct that all the monies etc. now vested in trust for me under the said will and indenture and all my real and personal estates, goods, chattels and credits shall go to James Brown CARY of Shepton Mallett and Richard MEES, Linen Draper of Frome Swd on the following trusts:

-    My five Frome Turnpike Tickets, for her and their own use to Ann MEES, daughter of John and Martha MEES of Frome, her Exors etc.,

-    £800 to all the children of my nephew, the sd Richard MEES in equal shares when they are 21, and in the meantime to be invested in a Three Per Cent Annuity or in Four or Five Per Cent Consolidated Annuities or on real securities, the interest to be paid to their father for their maintenance and education

                                •       £200 to the sd Richard MEES

                                •       £10 to the charity called the Ladies Society for the Poor in Frome

                                •       £10 to Jane BARTLETT, daughter of William BARTLETT, Butcher of Frome

                                •       £5 to be divided amongst to the Poor Women in the Alms House near the Town Bridge in Frome on the first Christmas after my decease

                                •       £100 to Martha MEES, daughter of my sister Susanna

                                •       £10 to my niece Mary Ann FOSTER of Bristol, daughter of my brother James MEES

                                •       £10 to John MEES, son of my sd brother James MEES

                                •       Residue to James Brown CAREY, his heirs etc. for their own use

Executors:            James Brown CARY and Richard MEES

Signed:                  7 May 1818          

Witnesses:           Jno WEST, Ironmonger, Frome; Jno WEST Jnr, Ironmonger, Frome; W.A. BUCKLAND, Gent of Frome

Codicil:                  18 Oct 1823

                                •       £5 to my servant Elizabeth HUMPHRIS if she continues living with me until my death

Affidavit:                27 Feb 1828 by Richard MEES, Linen Draper of Frome stating that he believes the codicil is genuine and that Testix made no other codicils

Proved:                  3 Mar 1828 at PCC London by James Brown CARY and Richard MEES

 

Testator:               Joseph ABBOTT, Yeoman of Keyford in the psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1737 q.118

Trustees:              Edmund Anne Frederick George Muncaster ASHBY of Vallis Farm in the psh of Frome, mentioned in my marriage settlement dated 11 Aug 1808 by the name of Edmund ASHBY, and William ABBOTT, Carpenter of Frome

Legacies:              •       £500 in my name in the Bank of England mentioned in my marriage settlement, now converted to £3 10s per cent p.a. to the Trustees, their Exors and Administrators for the benefit of my wife Susannah and our children

                                •       All my leasehold messuages, lands etc. to the Trustees for all my estates and interest and the residue of my monies and personal estate on trust and pay the rents to my wife Susannah so long as she continues unmarried; and after her death or marriage, to divide the sd messuages etc. between my children Mary ABBOTT and Elizabeth ABBOTT in equal shares, the share of such of them as then be dead going to her or their child or children

Executrix:             Susannah ABBOTT

Signed:                  8 May 1824

Witnesses:           Tho: BUNN, Saml HOLDWAY

Proved:                  21 Mar 1828 at PCC London by Susannah ABBOTT, Widow, Relict and sole Exix

 

Testatrix:              Sarah BLUNT, Widow of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1737 q.125

Trustees:              My friends the Revd Joseph ALGAR and William ROSSITER, Clothier, both of Frome

Legacies:              •       £100 to my niece Susannah LEWIN, daughter of my late nephew William BOWDEN and Susannah his wife, to be paid 12 months after my death; or if she dies first, to her children then living in equal shares

                                •       £100 to all the surviving children of my late nephew George BOWDEN and Ann his wife living at my death and to the issue of those who are dead, to be divided equally among the children living and the issue of any dead leaving issue (such issue to take their parent’s share)

                                •       £100 to my two nieces Mary YOUNG and Sarah WHITE

                                •       £400 to my nephew Richard EDWARDS Jnr, son of Richard EDWARDS Snr, and my late niece Sarah his wife

                                •       £300 to Richard EDWARDS Snr

                                •       £19 19s to my nephew Henry EDWARDS, son of Richard EDWARDS Snr

                                •       £19 19s to my friend Mary DAVIS

                                •       £50 to my man servant Robert WOOLLY if he is living with me at the time of my death

                                •       £19 19s to my female servant Elizabeth BAYNTON if she is living with me at the time of my death

                                •       £50 each to my two nephews George FRENCH and Joseph FRENCH, sons of my nephew Joseph FRENCH, or if either of them is then under 21, the interest to be applied for his maintenance and support in the meantime with benefit of survivorship between the two of them

                                •       £500 to the Trustees to invest and pay the dividends to my niece Sarah EDWARDS, daughter of the sd Richard EDWARDS Snr for her sole and separate use for life; and after her death to pay the principal to such person or persons as notwithstanding her coverture she shall bequeath it

                                •       A further  £500 to the Trustees to invest and pay the dividends to my niece Sophia EDWARDS, another daughter of Richard EDWARDS Snr

                                •       £100 to Joseph ALGAR in trust to pay the dividends for the maintenance and support of his son Joseph Cox ALGAR during his minority and the principal to him when 21 absolutely

                                •       £100 to William ROSSITER and John ROSSITER his brother on trust to invest it and pay the dividends to their sister Sarah, wife of the Revd George IRELAND for life for her sole and separate use; and after her death to pay the principal to her children then living in equal shares, or to the trustees to be divided between them equally for their own use

                                •       £50 each to my two Exors

                                •       All my real estate, monies, household goods etc. and the residue to the Trustees to convert into money for the purposes stated above

Executors:            Rev. Joseph ALGAR and William ROSSITER

Signed:                  1 Nov 1827

Witnesses:           Wm DAVIS, John HODDER, Edward WATTS

Proved:                  19 Mar 1828 at PCC London by Rev. Joseph ALGAR, Clerk, and William ROSSITER

 

Testatrix:              Ester FREEMAN, Widow formerly of the psh of St Mary Athill, Middx, but now residing in the psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1750 q.15

Trustees:              William HORTON, Yeoman of Tytherington in the psh of Frome, and William AYRES, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Legacies:              •       All my funded property in the Bank of England and Long Annuities now standing in the books of the Bank in my name and all other my estate and effects to the Trustees on trust:

-    to apply the interest and dividends on stock of £336 7s 9d, part of a sum of £598 0s 10d new 4% Annuities for the maintenance and education of my niece Sophia POPE until she is 21 and then transfer the principal to her or as she shall direct, this being the amount of her distributive share of the property of her late father James POPE decease after deducting such sum as she shall be indebted to me for money which I may then have advanced for her benefit above the interest I shall have received for her share of her father’s property

-    to pay the interest and dividends of the sum or stock of £261 13s 1d, the residue of the said sum of £598 0s 10d and also the Long Annuities or other stock in the Bank in my name as the same shall be received equally between my sisters Mary HARVEY, wife of William HARVEY, Yeoman of Friggle Street in Frome, and Jane GIBBONS, Widow, formerly wife of William GIBBONS deceased, and my niece Elizabeth HOW (?), wife of Thomas HOW (?) of Bishopsgate St, London, and daughter of my late sister Ann PRANGLEY deceased, during their lives and in case of Elizabeth HOW (?) dying in my sisters’ lifetime or of the death of either sister, to pay her share to my niece Elizabeth BUTLER, daughter of my sister Sophia BUTLER, until the decease of the survivor of my said sisters

-    immediately after the decease of the survivor of my two sisters the said sum of £261 13s 1d new 4% Annuities and such debt due to me from the said Sophia POPE as afsd shall be equally divided between my late brother James POPE’s children, i.e. Mary Ann KNIGHT, wife of Henry KNIGHT, Fanny STEVENSON, wife of George STEVENSON and the said Sophia POPE, but if Sophia POPE is not then of age, my trustees shall retain her share until she is 21 and in the mean time apply the interest to her maintenance and education

-    all my said Long Annuities on the death of the survivor of my sisters to be equally divided between all my sisters’ children, i.e. to my sister Ann PRANGLEY’s daughter, the said Elizabeth HOW (?), to the children of my sister Sophia BUTLER, i.e. Elizabeth BUTLER, Suzannah POPE, wife of Seph (?) POPE, James BUTLER and Stephen BUTLER, to the children of my sister Mary HARVEY, i.e. Hester Pope TILMAN, wife of Aaron TILMAN and George Pope HARVEY, and to the children of my sister Jane GIBBONS, i.e. William GIBBONS, Ann FRENCH, wife of John FRENCH, and Susannah KNIGHT, wife of John KNIGHT; and in case of the death of any of my said brother or sisters’ children before the said property comes to him or her, their share to be divided between his or her surviving brothers and sisters

                                •       £5 to the said Elizabeth HOW (?) to be paid within a month of my decease

                                •       £5 to Mr William TRIMBLE (?) for mourning

                                •       My silk pelisse and my best black silk cloak to my niece Ann FRENCH, and also a silver table spoon

                                •       All the rest of my wearing apparel to my sister Mary HARVEY

                                •       Rest of my goods and chattels to be sold and applied to the payment of debts and legacies…

Executors:            William HORTON and William AYRES

Signed:                  24 Jul 1826

Witnesses:           Francis BUSH, Francis John BUSH, William FAIRBANKS

Codicil:                  5 Sep 1828

                                •       In case my niece Elizabeth HOW dies before her portion of the property left to her becomes due, it shall be equally divided amongst her children

                                •       And whereas my nephew William GIBBONS, son of my sister Jane GIBBONS, is dead since the making of my will having a son surviving him named William GIBBONS, I give the said William GIBBONS the son £20 to be raised by sale of part of the Four per cent Annuities to be placed by my trustees and the interest and principal paid him when he is 21

                                •       And whereas since the making of the will my niece Elizabeth BUTLER is dead, I give to Elizabeth BUTLER, daughter of my nephew James BUTLER £20 to be raised by sale of part of my stock in Long Annuities to be placed by my trustees and the principal and interest paid her when she is 21, but if she dies first I give the same to her brother James BUTLER, these last two legacies of £20 not to be raised until after the decease of the survivor of my two sisters.

Witnesses:           Wm FAIRBANKS, Solr, Frome; Richard PRANGLEY

Proved:                  15 Jan 1829 at PCC London by William HORTON and William AYRES, the Exors

 

Testator:               William SINGER, Gent of Buckland Dinham

PROB11 ref:         /1760 q.506

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

Executors:            Charles and James WEAVER

Signed:                  23 Jan 1828

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

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

 

 

Testator:               Thomas SINGER, Farmer of Berkley

PROB11 ref:         /1779

Legacies:              •       to the children of the late Hannah CASE £10 each

                                •       to each of the children that is living at my decease born of Frances CLARK £10 each

                                •       to Charity WITHERS w/o Joshua WITHERS Shopkeeper now residing at Romsey, Hants, £100

                                •       to Mary COMTON [?] of Donhead, Wilts, £20

                                •       to Hester NEWPORT, now residing at Queen Camel, £20

                                •       to my niece Mary SINGER, now residing at Bristol, £400

                                •       to my sister Sarah PAINE £100

                                •       to my brother James SINGER, now residing at Rodden, £500

                                •       to my nephew Forehead SINGER, his heirs and assigns for ever, my freehold piece of common land near the Alms house Berkley; also my three pieces of leasehold land held under the Marquess of BATH and Mr ROGERS at Rodden Lake and lying in the parishes of Frome and Rodden; also three pieces of freehold land in the pshes of Beckington and Standerwick  containing 13a. 3r. 27p. and called Great Quarry close, little Quarry close

                                •       residue to my nephew Forehead SINGER his heirs or assigns forever

Executor:              my nephew Forehead SINGER

Signed:                  20 Nov 1828

Witnesses:           Edward KENT, James SIVVER [?], Catherine CALTERMORE [?]

Proved:                  27 Dec 1830 at PCC London by Forehead SINGER, sole Exor

 

1830

 

Testator:               Elizabeth CARPENTER, Widow, deceased, of Beckington

PROB11 ref:         /1795

Legacies:              •       paid by my son James Carpenter £120 to William CARPENTER on my account being the remainder of a debt due to Mary SINGER from me Elizabeth CARPENTER

                                •       my Will is in case I should be removed by death previous to the disposal of my furniture that he JC shall dispose of the same to repay himself

Executor:              -

Signed:                  1 Jan 1829, Combe Down

Witnesses:           E FARAL

Affidavit:                30 Jan 1832 by Henry CARPENTER, Miller of Stanwell, Middx

Admon:                  with will annexed granted 4 Feb 1832 at PCC London to James CARPENTER the natural and lawful son and one of the next of kin of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer there not being any executor or residuary legatee

 

Testator:               Newton POBJOY, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1831

Legacies:              •       all my wearing apparel to my brother Abraham POBJOY

                                •       £5 each to Eleanor, wife of my sd brother, and Elizabeth, Sarah and Abraham, three of the children of my sd brother, to be expended in mourning at the discretion of my Exors

                                •       £19 19s each to my Trustees and Exors

                                •       £100 to the Deacons of Zion Chapel in Frome to be applied for the benefit of this chapel as they think fit  in consideration of the kindness of the members towards my late father

                                •       Residue to Daniel TROTMAN, Clothier, and Edmund GREGORY, Cardmaker, both of Frome, on trust to convert it into money, invest it in Parliamentary stocks or funds of Great Britain or real securities in England and pay the interest to my sister Sarah POBJOY for life; and after her decease, to invest the interest until the youngest of the sd Elizabeth, Sarah and Abraham, children of my brother Abraham, is 30, and then pay the dividends in equal shares to the survivors of them; and after the death of all three, to pay the accumulated monies to their children then living in equal shares          

Executors:            Daniel TROTMAN and Edmund GREGORY

Signed:                  12 Feb 1834

Witnesses:           Geo. MESSITER, Solr, Frome; Malim MESSITER, his clerk; Sarah CLARE

Proved:                  26 May 1834 at PCC London by Daniel TROTMAN and Edmund GREGORY, the Executors

 

Testator:               Isaac GREGORY Snr, Currier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1853

Legacies:              •       £50 to each of my children who may be of age at my decease

                                •       £50 to each of my children who are minors at my decease as soon as they become of age

                                •       residue to my wife for her natural life; at her decease, to be sold and equally divided between my children

                                •       my son Edward to carry on the trade for his mother and at her decease to have the business himself

                                •       in case of the sale of my freehold garden or leasehold house the purchaser shall not be answerable for misapplication of the purchase money

Executors:            My sons William and Isaac

Signed:                  10 Jun 1830

Witnesses:           Wm COOPER, Robert VINCENT, Stepn BOURNE

Proved:                  21 Nov 1835 at PCC London by William & Isaac GREGORY, the sons of the deceased, the Executors

 

Testator:               Lucy CORNISH, Widow of Trudoxhill, psh of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1887 q.801-40

Legacies:              •       my brother John BARBER, Yeoman of Trudoxhill, Joseph HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Batts Farm, psh of North Brewham, and Fanny HODDINOTT his wife to be trustees

                                •       to my brother John BARBER £15 for life from the sale of my freehold property

                                •       trustees

-    to sell all my freehold premises herein after described or given me by the will of my late husband John CORNISH, i.e. (1) my freehold house with all the buildings constituted with it, the garden and premises adjoining and lot with it in Trudoxhill now in the occupation of Mary BALL (2) my freehold house with outbuildings and garden and orchard adjoining now let to and in the occupation of Lucy CORNISH; also a freehold tenement and garden adjoining the afsd let to and in the occupation of John CHARLTON; also the reversion in fee of a tenement, garden and premises adjoining the last lot held by lives and now in the occupation of William CORNISH Snr, the lessee (3) the freehold messuage or tenement with garden and premises belonging in Nunney and now in the occupation of John STORRS; also a paddock or enclosure near Berry Hill and Sh??? Lane near the village of Nunney bought by the late John CORNISH of Robert MILES then of Nunney

-    the monies arising from the sale to my daughter Fanny HODDINOTT to be her sole property free from the control of her husband notwithstanding her coverture

-    if Fanny dies before me leaving issue all the legacies to her and all monies I am possessed of  to be invested in government securities for the use of such issue at 21; but if she dies before me leaving no issue all I have given to her and all monies I am possessed of to be invested in government securities, the income from the whole of my property to go to my brother John BARBER and son in law Simon HODDINOTT in equal shares for life; and after the death of both £300 to the trustees of the Independent Chapel at Trudoxhill for the support of the Minister for ever, but if John CALLOWAY, the present Minister, or Mary his wife is alive when the legacy ??? but they shall have the interest for their own use

                                •       residue to be divided share and share alike to my nephews and nieces, Charles BARBER, William BARBER, Fanny THORP, Martha TUFFY and Mary BARBER, ch/o my late brother Thomas BARBER; also to Cathrine RUSSELL w/o Thomas RUSSELL of Nunney and Noah NOUDON (?) now living at Fesuit (?), Soms, and if any of the above seven legatees are dead their children to have their parent’s share

Executrix:             my daughter Fanny HODDINOTT

Signed:                  22 Apr 1836

Witnesses:           John BAKER, Baker, Trudoxhill; Benjamin NEWPORT, Labourer, Trudoxhill; John CHARLTON, Labourer, Trudoxhill

Codicil:                  •       I revoke all that part of the legacy of income given to my son in law Simon HODDINOTT, but instead I bequeath him £5

                                •       to my brother John BARBER all the income arising from my estate and effects as stated in my last will and testament for life

Signed:                  11 Aug 1837

Witnesses:           John CALLAWAY, Dissenting Minister, Trudoxhill; John BAKER, Baker, Trudoxhill

Proved:                  12 Dec 1837 at PCC London by Fanny HODDINOTT w/o Simon HODDINOTT, daughter and exix

 

Testator:               James JELLY, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1888

Legacies:              •       all my stock in trade debts and sums of money household goods and furniture and all my personal estate and effects to my two daughters Jane JELLY and Ann JELLY their executors administrators share and share alike, subject to the payment of the following legacies:

-    £10 to my son John

-    £10 to my son Charles

-    £10 to my son William

-    £10 to my son Joseph

-    £10 to my daughter Betsy the Wife of Thomas PERRETT

-    £10 to my to my daughter Christian Wife of       ROGERS

Executrices:        my said two daughters Jane JELLY and Ann JELLY

Signed:                 

Witnesses:           Henry MILLER Solicitor Frome and Jos. FRENCH Clerk to the said Henry MILLER

Proved:                  14 Dec 1837 at PCC London by

 

Testator:               Joseph BAILY, of Frome East Woodlands

PROB11 ref:         /1899 q.509

Legacies:              •       to my wife Mary BAILY all monies, goods, chattels and all other my property for life; and from her death to my children William Major Thomas and Joseph and to my daughters Mary JONES, Sarah BLACKER to be divided equally amongst them

                                •       to my son Joseph in addition to the rest my clock now in my bedroom, the double barrelled gun and £10 in money after the decease of my sd wife

                                •       the monies which I may have given to my sd children since their marriage or starting in business shall go as a portion of their share of my sd effects

Executor:              my sd son William BAILY

Signed:                  25 Jul 1825

Witnesses:           Willm. HILL, W. THOMPSON of Warminster, Wilts

Proved:                  22 Aug 1838 at PCC London by William BAILY, son and sole Exor

 

Testator:               William BATTLE, Yeoman of Corsley, Wilts

PROB11 ref:         /1914

Legacies:              •       to my dear wife Fanny BATTLE all my household furniture, books, linen, china and liquors for her own use

                                •       residue to Henry Austin FUSSELL, Dyer of Corsley, and Nathaniel BARTON, Gent. of Corsley, their heirs, Exors etc. on trust:

-    to pay the interest etc. (except of £1000 under the events hereinafter mentioned) to my sd dear wife for life his she so long continue my widow for the maintenance of herself and my daughter Fanny Joanna  BATTLE and such other child or children as may be born at the time of my decease or in due time afterwards... without any anticipation and in case she shall attempt to anticipate, charge or assign the same, such payment shall cease and the dividends etc. applied by my Trustees for the benefit of my sd daughter; and after the decease or marriage of my sd wife my sd real and personal estate shall be held by my Trustees on trust for my sd daughter and her heirs, exors etc. and to be a vested interest in my daughter on her attaining 21 or marrying... but in case my sd wife shall then be married I give one moiety of such real and personal estate to my wife and the other moiety to Thomas WEST and Elizabeth Hooper WEST the brother and sister of my sd wife and to my niece Mary Susannah SLEIGH d/o my sister Elizabeth HINTON and now s/o William Henry SLEIGH or to such of them living at that time equally between them and to their respective heirs, administrators etc.

-    my Trustees during the widowhood of my wife to raise out of my estate £1000 as marriage portions for my sd daughter Fanny Joanna BATTLE... on her and their marrying with the consent of my sd wife and to the advancement in the World of any of my son or sons, the sum to be equally divided between them all such children and the share of any son to be paid on attaining 21... and in case there shall be no other child besides my sd daughter, the whole £1000 to be applied on her marriage and settled by my Trustees in such manner that the interest be paid to my daughter during her life and after her decease the principal be in trust for such of her children living at her decease as shall attain 21; and in default of any such for my sd daughter, her exors etc; but in case my daughter shall not marry during the widowhood of my wife with her consent and I shall have not other child, that no part of the £1000 shall be used as afsd and direct that the Trustees shall out of the rents of such part of my estate as shall consist of leasehold premises pay the rents and covenants thereof and use their utmost endeavours to renew the subsisting leases...

Executors:            Henry Austin FUSSELL and Nathaniel BARTON

Signed:                  18 May 1839                

Witnesses:           John FUSSELL, Solr. Warminster, Stephen MINES, Corsley, Wilts

Proved:                  19 Aug 1839 at PCC London by Henry Austin FUSSELL and Nathaniel BARTON, Exors

 

Testator:               Joseph COOKE, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1918 Image ref.243

Legacies:              •       Whereas Joseph BROWN by his last will dated 12 Jun 1811 gave to Charles WILLOUGHBY Snr since deceased and Richard WILLOUGHBY, both Grocers of Frome, their exors and administrators, all the stock he should leave  at the time of his death in 3% Consols on trust to apply the remainder of the yearly dividends to me, Joseph COOKE, or my assigns for life and after my decease to transfer and dispose of the principal to all my children and grandchildren living at my decease in proportions appointed in my will, and whereas Charles WILLOUGHBY is since deceased leaving Richard WILLOUGHBY surviving, and whereas the stock has been some time since sold out and the same amounting to £1000 has been invested in a mortgage in the name of Richard WILLOUGHBY on certain freehold and leasehold premises in Frome Swd, I now give my children the following sums:

-    to my son Thomas COOKE, £310

-    to my son Samuel COOKE, £30

-    to my daughter Mary COOKE, £100

-    to my daughter Elizabeth w/o William WOODROFFE, £40

-    to my daughter Ann COOKE, £100

-    to my daughter Hannah w/o James POOLMAN, £30

-    to my daughter Dinah, £110

-    to my daughter Sarah, £110

-    to my son Joseph, £170

                                •       to my daughters Dinah and Sarah, my two tenements or dwellinghouses in Bath Street, Frome Swd, for all my estate in them as tenants in common

                                •       to my son Thomas, all my household furniture and the residue of my personal estate upon express condition that he cause the same to be applied immediately after my death and which so appraised he is to take in liquidation or part liquidation of any money that may be due to him from me at the time of my decease in consequence of any money to be paid by him in keeping on foot the policy of insurance effected by me on my life in the Insurance Office

Executors:            Mr Stephen TURK, Stationer of Frome Swd and my son Thomas COOKE

Signed:                  25 Jul 1835

Witnesses:           John HISKETT, Frome; Ann HISKETT, J. FRENCH

Proved:                  30 Nov 1839 at PCC London by Thomas COOKE, son and one of the Exors, power reserved to grant to Stephen TURK

 

1840

 

Testator:               William HAGLEY of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1933 q.644

Legacies:              •       All my household furniture etc., paintings, prints and books to my wife Elizabeth and after her death to my son Edward HAGLEY, Apothecary of the City of Oxford and my daughter Mary HAGLEY, Spinster of Frome

                                •       All my leasehold estates, money and personal estate to Edward HAGLEY for the life of my wife Elizabeth, on trust:

-    to pay the rents, interest etc to her for life

-    on her death, my leasehold messuage and buildings in Bath St and Palmer St, now occupied by the Board of Guardians of the Poor of Frome Union as a Board Room and as a clerks office and also as a Registry Office, part of which premises were recently occupied by my son in law Edward COCKEY as a warehouse and the remainder as a dwelling house by the Misses GUYER, and also the leasehold messuage or dwelling house and yard adjoining the last mentioned in Bath St occupied by Joseph PAPPS, Carpenter, for the remainder of the lease granted by the late Marquess of Bath, to my daughter Mary and her heirs

-    on the death of my wife all monies, securities and other personal estate not otherwise disposed of to my son Edward absolutely, subject to pecuniary legacies to my three daughters; to son Edward and his heirs a farm and lands near Feltham by the power reserved to me in my marriage settlement dated 14 May 1784; also the lands in Frome psh devised to me in the will of Mrs Anne POBJOY deceased; the lands in Frome psh purchased by me from the trustees of the late James AYRES; and all my other lands and the residue of the estate subject to the following legacies

                                •       £200 to my dau Elizabeth, w/o Edward COCKEY

                                •       £200 to my dau Sarah, w/o Laurence HAGLEY

                                •       £200 to my dau Frances, widow of Samuel Fitzherbert BOWDEN

Executor:              My son Edward HAGLEY

Signed:                  4 Nov 1837

Witnesses:           Alfd WHITAKER, Solr, Frome; George FLINDER (?), Fredk WOOLBERT, clerks to Mr WHITAKER

Codicil:                  28 Aug 1838

                                •       Legacy not to be paid to dau Elizabeth until son-in-law Edward COCKEY has repaid a considerable sum borrowed on my real estate

Witnesses:           Alfd WHITAKER, Solr, Frome; Alfred OVERBURY, clerk to Mr WHITAKER

Codicil:                  19 Nov 1838

                                •       Remainder of my term in a piece of land held under the previously mentioned BATH lease which Edward COCKEY has occupied for some time, part of it a portion of his foundry yard, the rest part of the foundry or warehouse recently erected, the remainder of the latter being his property. The piece of land abuts on the NE to a roadway and yard, part of the leasehold bequeathed to Edward HAGLEY and occupied by Joseph PAPPS, on the SE to a garden belonging to Edward COCKEY occupied by _ WHITEHOUSE and divided from it by a wall, and on the other sides by premises occupied by Edward COCKEY. It measures 26 ft from the garden occupied by _ WHITEHOUSE to the NW side and 26 ft from the roadway and yard occupied by Joseph PAPPS to the SW side, also the right of way along the roadway from Bath St to the yard occupied by Joseph PAPPS

Witnesses:           Alfd WHITAKER, Solr, Frome; Alfred OVERBURY, clerk to Mr WHITAKER

Proved:                  8 Sep 1840 at PCC London by Edward HAGLEY

 

Testator:               Benjamin CORNISH, Yeoman of Trudoxhill, psh of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1942 q.151-200

Legacies:              •       I nominate my highly esteemed friends John MILES/STYLES, Baker and Flour [Merchant] of Nunney, John BARBER, Yeoman of Trudoxhill and Benjamin NEWPORT, Labourer of Trudoxhill as Trustees for this my will

                                •       my freehold estate by the name of Frome (?) Tenement with all the buildings that pertain thereto, the garden and barton and all the enclosures, paddocks, fields, pieces and plots of land whether open or enclosed with all the timber growing upon the same and also another freehold enclosure or paddock included in the same Deed of Conveyance known as Yeomans Field, all to be sold in several lots, i.e. the dwelling or farm house and garden, the cowsheds, stables, cider house, barn, the farmyard and barton together with two enclosures or pasture field adjoining called Home (?) Ground (?), the other called Summer -----, all of which to be sold in one lot, and every other field, paddock or parcel of land to be sold in separate lots as also my leasehold field known as Mains Mead, held on lease on two lives under the Earl of Cork; and I direct that the monies that arising shall be lodged in the hands of some safe banker

                                •       to my brother William CORNISH and Mary his wife an annuity of £15 12s to the longest liver of them

                                •       to my three nephews Henry CORNISH, William CORNISH and Joseph CORNISH, sons of my brother William CORNISH, £50 a piece with benefit of survivorship

                                •       to my nephew Thomas CORNISH s/o my brother William CORNISH £200, but he shall not be entitled to a share in the residuary property herein after described

                                •       to the children of my late nephew John CORNISH s/o my brother William CORNISH living at my decease £50 in equal shares

                                •       to John CORNISH, oldest s/o my late nephew Benjamin CORNISH s/o my brother William CORNISH, and his heirs and assigns for ever, my freehold paddocks or fields known as Bassets (?) paddock near Pyle Farm in the psh of Nunney

                                •       to the other ch/o my late nephew Benjamin CORNISH s/o my brother William CORNISH living at my decease £50 to be divided between them in equal shares, but their brother John CORNISH shall have no part in it

                                •       to each of my nieces Rebecca CARPENTER, d/o of my brother William CORNISH, £50, Mary READ, d/o of my brother William CORNISH, £50, and Amy CORNISH, d/o of my brother William CORNISH, £20; and if any die first, the legacy to go to any child(ren) they may leave

                                •       to Fanny HODDINOTT d/o my late brother John CORNISH £100

                                •       to John CALLAWAY, dissenting Minister at Trudoxhill, £50; and if he dies before me, the £50 to his wife Mary CALLAWAY if she survives him; or else to the trustees of the Independent Chapel at Trudoxhill on trust for the good of the place forever

                                •       to David AUSTEN my servant in recognition of his faithful service £30

                                •       to each of my friends John STYLES, Baker and Flour Dealer of Nunney, John BARBER, Yeoman of Trudoxhill, and Benjamin NEWPORT, Labourer of Trudoxhill, £10 apiece as trustees, to be paid from the residue

                                •       residue in equal shares between my nephews and nieces, the ch/o my brother William CORNISH and my brother John CORNISH, i.e. my nephews Henry CORNISH, William CORNISH, Joseph CORNISH and the surviving ch/o my late nephews Benjamin CORNISH and John CORNISH shall have their fathers share, my nieces Rebecca CARPENTER, Mary READ, Amy CORNISH and Fanny HODDINOTT, and if any die before me his or her child(ren) shall have their deceased parents share; but if there is a surplus of above £50 after each of my above nine nephews and nieces has £100 allotted them, then I give £50 to the trustees of the Independent Chapel at Trudoxhill in trust for the good of the place forever and any surplus shall be equally divided between my nine nephews and nieces above named

Executors:            John MILES/STYLES, John BARBER and Benjamin NEWPORT

Signed:                  9 Feb 1836

Witnesses:           Samuel James FUSSELL, Maltster; John WHITE, Yeoman; John BAKER, Baker, all of Trudoxhill

Proved:                  4 Mar 1841 at PCC London by John MILES/STYLES, John BARBER and Benjamin NEWPORT, Exors

                                                                                                                                                  

Testator:               James CLACEE, Farmer of Blatchbridge, Psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1937 q.823

Legacies:              •       My tenements, dwelling houses, gardens, closes of meadow etc. which I hold by lease for lives under Sir John MORDAUNT Bart on Rodden Down in the pshes of Frome Swd and Rodden to my dear wife Ann for life; and after her death to be shared equally between my son William and daughter Mary

                                •       My dwelling house at Blatchbridge now occupied by me with garden and an acre of meadow occupied by me under a BATH lease for lives to my wife

                                •       My acre of freehold land in common in a field called Wall Close at Battlemoor to my wife Ann for life; and after her death to my daughter Sarah to hold to my son's daughter Sarah her heirs etc.

                                •       Household goods etc. to be equally divided between my wife Ann and daughter Sarah

Executrices:        Ann CLACEE and Sarah CLACEE

Signed:                  18 Jul 1844

Witnesses:           Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome; George LEE, Farmer, Frome West Woodlands

Proved:                  9 Dec 1844 at PCC London by Sarah CLACEE; power reserved to Ann CLACEE

 

Testatrix:              Sarah MOON, Spinster of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1938 q.858

Legacies:              •       All my personal property equally between my five nephews and nieces, Anne HUMPHRIES, William HUMPHRIES, Elizabeth HUMPHRIES, Edwin HUMPHRIES and Henrietta HUMPRHRIES

Executor:              said William HUMPHRIES

Signed:                  1 Dec 1827

Witnesses:           William YERBURY, John WATSON

Proved:                  18 Dec 1840 at PCC London by William HUMPHRIES

 

Testatrix:              Ann CANDY, Widow of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1942

Legacies:              •       All my real and personal estate to my daughter Ann HARDING, her heirs etc. subject to an annuity of 8 guineas p.a. to my son Robert for life, to be paid quarterly

Executrix:             Ann HARDING

Signed:                  2 Sep 1834

Witnesses:           Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome; Elizabeth CANDY, Ann CANDY

Codicil:                  •       Ann annuity of £10 p.a. to my son Robert to be charged on my estate instead of the 8 guineas annuity

Signed:                  17 Dec 1835

Witnesses:           Henry MILLER, Ann CANDY

Proved:                  23 Mar 1841 at PCC London by Ann HARDING, Widow, the daughter and sole Executrix

 

Testator:               William BAYNTON, Gent of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1965 q.454

Legacies:              •       My fourth part in Wellow Manor Farm, Wellow, now in the occupation of Jacob WILLIS, to George COGHILL, Gent of Marshfield, Glos, to the use of my niece Elizabeth GALE, Widow of Bath, for life; and after her death, to the use of my niece Mary PADFIELD, Spinster of Frome, for life; and after her death, to the use of Sarah Langford COGHILL, wife of Moses COGHILL, Gent of Corsham, Wilts, for life; and after her death, to her children, or if all die under 21, to the use of Joseph WILLIS, John WILLIS and Jacob WILLIS, sons of Jacob WILLIS in equal shares

                                •       My fourth part in a yearly freehold rent charge of £200 granted by Thomas Sedgewick WHALLEY and Elizabeth his wife to Richard LANSDOWN and his heirs charged on certain estates by an indenture dated 29 Dec 1782, to the sd Mary PADFIELD for life; and after her death, to Elizabeth GALE if still living; if not, to the heirs or assigns of Mary PADFIELD for ever

                                •       All the estates vested in me as trustee or mortgagee at my death to the use of Elizabeth GALE and Mary PADFIELD, their heirs etc., on trust to manage them

                                •       Residue to the use of Elizabeth GALE and Mary PADFIELD, their heirs etc.

Executrices:        Elizabeth GALE and Mary PADFIELD

Signed:                  24 Dec 1841

Witnesses:           Edmd C. OLIVE, Solr, Frome; Wilson CRUTTWELL, Solr, Frome

Proved:                  7 Jul 1842 at PCC London by Elizabeth GALE, Widow, and Mary PADFIELD, Spinster, Exixes

 

Testator:               Robert HAYNES Esq. of Westbury, Wilts

PROB11 ref:         /1982 q.487-88

Legacies:              •       to my sister in law Mrs Mary TYNDALE my messuage tenement or dwelling house wherein I now reside called Bella Vista House in the psh of Westbury with the stables, rick barton, outhouses, buildings, gardens and lawns and the field below the house and the orchard and garden ground now in the occupation of John TOURING [?], Jeremiah SMITH and William ORAM and in my own occupation; also the dwelling house and garden in the occupation of John COLEMAN and the orchard called Dog Kennel Orchard, abt 2 ac., also the field of grassland, abt 6 ac. in my own occupation in Westbury; also a close of pasture in Westbury called Small Bridge Tyning in the occupation of John ATKINS, abt 2 ac... to hold to her and her assigns for life; and immediately after her decease to the following uses and on the trusts: namely to the use of my niece Mary Elizabeth Vere Booth POWELL w/o Alexander Elliott Pitts POWELL Esq. of Brokenhurst, New Forest, Hants, d/o sd Mary TYNDALE and William TYNDALE Esq. her late husband for life; and after the determination of that estate for any reason in her lifetime, to the use of Ralph LOPES Bart of Marstow House, Devon, and Henry HAYMAN, Gent of Bath, their heirs etc. for the life of Mary Elizabeth in trust to preserve the contingent uses... and after the decease of Mary Elizabeth to the use of her child or children in whatever way she directs by will; and in default of such, Bella Vista House etc., the field and Dog Kennel Orchard to sd Sir Ralph LOPES and his heirs for ever and the other closes of land to Henry Gaisford Gibbs LUDLOW Esq. of Haywood House and his assigns for life; and after the determination of that estate in his lifetime to the use of sd Sir Ralph LOPES, William PORTER and Henry HAYMAN, their heirs etc. during Henry’s life in trust for him and to preserve the contingent uses... and after his decease to the use of his child or children... and in default of such to Elizabeth Gibbs PORTER w/o sd William PORTER, her heirs etc. for ever

                                •       part of the piece of ground No. 412 in the map annexed to the commissioners acting under the Westbury Inclosure Act and now consisting of garden and an orchard in the occupation of John TANNING, Hannah SMITH, William ORAM and myself and held for the remainder of a term of 99 years determinable with the lives of Frances Margaret GABRIEL, Annabella Christiana COWBURN and Mary Elizabeth TYLER to sd Sir Ralph LOPES, William PORTER and Henry HAYMAN, their exors etc. for all my interest therein on trust to permit them to be enjoyed by sd Mary TYNDALE, Mary Elizabeth Vere Booth POWELL and her children and sd Sir Ralph LOPES in succession in the same manner as above

                                •       to sd Mary TYNDALE the messuage or tenement with the garden belonging to it near Bella Vista House lately purchased of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster to hold to her and her assigns for so much of the term as shall expire in her lifetime; and after her decease to sd Sir Ralph LOPES, William PORTER and Henry HAYMAN, their exors etc. on trust  to permit Mary Elizabeth and her children to enjoy them

                                •       all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments at Doulton in the psh of Shepton Mallet to Sarah Jane BAYLY d/o Zachary BAYLY Esq., eldest brother of my late dear wife Vere, for life; and after her death to Zachary Clutterbuck BAYLY Esq., Major in the Royal Artillery, his heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       to sd Elizabeth Gibbs PORTER my freehold plot of ground on the west side of Dolphin St  in the psh of St Peter, Bristol, with the messuage or tenement etc. now in the occupation of Joseph HAMMOND under a lease for 42 years at the yearly rent of £40 and the reversion and remainders etc. to hold to the use of my sd sister Mary TYNDALE  and her assigns for life; and after her decease to the use of Elizabeth, her heirs etc. for ever

                                •       all my messuages, lands and hereditaments at Burton near Christchurch, Hants, in the occupation of Joseph HOPKINS, to sd Sir Ralph LOPES, William PORTER and Henry HAYMAN their heirs etc. subject to the payment of an annuity charged thereon for William HATTERSLEY to the following uses and trusts: namely to the use of Susannah Gibbs LOPES w/o sd Sir R. LOPES Bart and d/o Abraham LUDLOW Esq. of Heywood House in the psh of Westbury deceased and sd Elizabeth Gibbs PORTER for their lives and to the survivor of them; and from the determination by forfeiture or otherwise to the use of the sd Sir Ralph LOPES, William PORTER and Henry HAYMAN in trust to preserve the contingent uses... and after the decease of the survivor to the use of Ralph LOPES Jnr, second s/o sd Susannah Gibbs LOPES for life; and after the determination by forfeiture or otherwise of this estate to the use of sd Ralph LOPES during his life to the use of sd Sir Ralph LOPES etc. in trust to preserve the contingent uses... and from the decease of sd Ralph LOPES to the use of the first legitimate son of the body of Ann [w/o] sd Ralph LOPES and the son’s heirs male; and for default of male issue, to the use of each of the sons of Susannah Gibbs LOPES in remainder one after another and the heirs male of each such legitimate son, the elder of them always being preferred... and in default of issue male of all such sons to the use of Henry Gaisford Gibbs LUDLOW s/o sd Abraham LUDLOW deceased, his heirs etc. for ever; and I charge this estate with the payment to William HATTERSLEY s/o George and Ann HATTERLSEY of £20 p.a...

                                •       all my messuages, lands etc. in the pshes of Frome Swd and Rodden to sd Sir Ralph LOPES etc. to the use of my sd sister in law Mary TYNDALE and her assigns for life; and from her decease to the use of my sd niece Mary Elizabeth Vere Booth POWELL for life; ...and after her decease to the use of her first legitimate son... and in default of issue male of a son of hers to the use of Selina Vere d/o sd Mary Elizabeth and her heirs male... and for default of such issue to the use of sd Major Zachary Clutterbuck BAYLY, his heirs and assigns for ever

                                •       my messuages, lands etc. in the psh of Westbury and North Bradley, Wilts, commonly known as Redlands and other names in the occupation of John PIKE together with the adjoining mill and the land now in the occupation of John NASH and the rent paid me for the use of a stream of water through the lands of Walter ORAM to my mill to sd Sir Ralph LOPES etc. to the following uses and trusts: that is to the use that they and their survivors and their survivors’ heirs raise out of these lands the following annuities free from legacy duty; namely £10 p.a. to my late servant Maria GILBERT for life; £13 p.a. to Jane DUFFETT, Spinster of Westbury for life; £13 p.a. to my servant Martha Bailey MARCHANT for life provided she is living with me at the time of my decease; £10 10s p.a. to my servant John SAINSBURY for life provided he is lining with me at the time of my decease; £10 10s p.a. to my servant Joseph CARR for life provided etc.; £30 p.a. to the three daughters of the late Mr Richard LOWTHER of Gerard St, Soho, Middx, and the survivors of them, i.e. Elizabeth LOWTHER, Jemima LOWTHER and Maria LOWTHER during their lives; £5 p.a. to Mrs AUSTIN, widow of Paul AUSTIN late of Westbury, for life; £5 p.a. to Mrs Mary TOLMAN of Westbury Leigh, Wilts, for life; £5 5s to Charles MEAD my butler if he is living with me at my death; £5 5s to Maria RISTBOCK [?] my cook if etc... and the premises subject to these annuities to the use of sd Henry Gaisford Gibbs LUDLOW for life... and immediately after his decease to the use of his first legitimate son and the heirs male of such son... and in default of issue male of any son of his, to the use of sd Mary Elizabeth Vere Booth POWELL for life... and after her decease to the use of any child or children she may have in such proportions as she directs by her will; and in default of such direction to any such child... and in default of such, to the use of sd Elizabeth Gibbs PORTER, her heirs etc. for ever

                                •       all my interest in any colliery except such coal as may be found under any of the lands above devised to my sd sister in law Mary TYNDALE for life; and after her decease to my niece Mary Elizabeth Vere Booth POWELL, her heirs etc.

                                •       to sd Henry Gaisford Gibbs LUDLOW, Thomas Henry Hele PHIPPS of Layton House in the psh of Westbury, William MATRAVERS, Clothier of Westbury, Benjamin OVERBURY, Clothier of Westbury Leigh, Nathaniel OVERBURY, Clothier of Westbury and John GIBBS, Surgeon of Westbury a sufficient sum out of my personal estate in preference to other legacies to invest in government  funds and yield not more than 3% p.a. the annual dividend of £42 in trust that they pay £3 p.a. to the current minister of the Upper Meeting in the psh of Westbury... so long as they profess the doctrines of the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, the atonement of Jesus Christ, the entire impotency of man, free Grace and the quickening and sanctifying operations of the Holy Spirit and Justification by Jesus Christ... and also to expend £18 p.a. on the purchase of a coat ,waistcoat, breeches and shirt or other apparel for six of such poor inhabitants of Westbury above 50 years of age as the trustees think proper, to be distributed annually on Sept 1st; and to pay £3 p.a. from the dividends to the current Treasurer of Westbury Bible Society... and to pay £12 p.a. to the current minister of Westbury Leigh Meeting... and to pay £6 p.a. to be distributed among the poor members of that meeting by the Deacons and Mr Benjamin OVERBURY and Mr Nathaniel OVERBURY so long as a majority of the meeting hold the same faith and doctrines...

                                •       £50 to Mrs Mary Ann DAY w/o Alexander DAY Esq. of Milverton, Soms

                                •       to Rebecca ABBOTT, servant to Mrs TYNDALE if living with her at my death £10

                                •       to my sd trustees £50 each

                                •       all my Baptist magazines to the Sunday School Library of Westbury Leigh Meeting...

                                •       all estates real or personal vested in me my mortgage and which I have power to dispose of to sd Sir Ralph LOPES etc...

                                •       residue to the use of sd Sir Ralph LOPES etc. on trust to call the money in and invest it in parliamentary stock etc. and pay the interest to my sd sister in law Mary TYNDALE and let her enjoy the household goods etc. for life; and after her decease the residuary real and personal estate in trust for Mary Elizabeth Vere Booth POWELL and her heirs etc...

Executors:            my sister in law Mary TYNDALE and Henry HAYMAN

Signed:                  19 Jun 1841

Witnesses:           Geo. TOWSON, Robert P. DAVIES, Clerks to Mr HAYMAN, Solr, Bath

Proved:                  14 Jul 1843 at PCC London by Mary TYNDALE, Widow, and Henry HAYMAN, Exors

 

Testator:               Sampson PAYNE, Dealer in Glass and Earthenware of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1983

Legacies:              •       to my wife Elizabeth PAYNE and her assigns for life an annuity of £5 charged on my freehold estate hereinafter devised to my son Robert PAYNE with full power of distraint in lieu of all power and thirds to which she may be entitled

                                •       to my son Robert PAYNE his heirs and assigns for ever my messuage or dwelling house with the shops, warehouses and premises in Palmer Street, Frome, now in my occupation, and also my messuage or dwelling house and premises adjoining now occupied by Miss NEAL subject to the charges upon it; also all my stock in trade, implements, household furniture etc. in my dwelling house and premises at my decease, this gift not to be deemed as discharging a debt of £350 which I now owe to him

                                •       to my sons Sampson PAYNE, Charles PAYNE and Robert PAYNE £1900 on trust:

-    to invest it in parliamentary stocks etc. or real securities in England and pay the interest into the hands of my daughter Mary now w/o Thomas GILES or to such person as she appoints for her own use

-    immediately after her decease to transfer the principal to all of her children in equal shares (if more than one) to be paid to them at 21; but if none attains 21 with surviving issue, to any person(s) named by my daughter in a will, notwithstanding her coverture

                                •       to my son William £800 within six months of my decease

                                •       residue (including the mortgage debt of £1000 due to me from my son Sampson and including all trade and other debts due to me) to my two sons Sampson and Charles, their heirs, Exors etc. share and share alike

Executors:            my sons Sampson and Charles PAYNE

Signed:                  8 Apr 1843

Witnesses:           Francis John BUSH, Edwin BUSH, Surgeons of Frome, Geo MESSITER, Attorney at Law of frome

Proved:                  27 Jul 1843 at PCC London by Sampson PAYNE and Charles PAYNE, sons and Exors

 

Testatrix:              Martha MEES, Widow of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /1995 q.225

Trustees:              James WILTON, Ironmonger of Salisbury, Wilts, and Edward PALMER, Painter & Glazier of Frome

Legacies:              •       My messuage, shop and premises partly in Bath Street and partly at the corner of the Market Place, part in my own occupation and the shop and other part being used for the trade carried on there by my grandsons John MEES and Richard MEES on behalf of myself and my daughter in law Jane MEES to my grandson John MEES

                                •       Messuage adjoining the last mentioned premises situated against the Market Place and now occupied by John MEES, together with the use of the kitchen and back premises as now to my daughter Ann MEES for life; and after her death, to my grandson John MEES

                                •       £5 to my grandson William Bailey MEES

                                •       All the capital, stock in trade, cash etc. belonging to the business of Linen Draper now conducted by John MEES and Richard MEES on behalf of myself and my daughter in law Jane MEES to my Trustees,, on trust to share the profits between five of my grandchildren, namely John, Richard, Jane, Mary Ann and Henry equally

                                •       All my household furniture, plate etc. to my trustees on trust to permit my daughter Ann to have the use of them for life; and after her death to my sd five grandchildren in equal shares

                                •       The residue of my estate to my trustees on trust to convert it into money and share the surplus equally between my sd five grandchildren

Executors:            James WILTON, Edward PALMER and my grandson John MEES

Signed:                  29 Dec 1838

Witnesses:           George MESSITER, James PRATT, Sophia WILLIAMS

Proved:                  9 Mar 1844 at PCC London by James WILTON, Edward PALMER and John MEES

 

Testator:               James GREGORY, Butcher of FS

PROB11 ref:         /1996 q.293

Legacies:              •       All my estate, property and effects to my dear wife Jane

Executrix:             My wife

Signed:                  27 Oct 1842

Witnesses:           J. FRENCH, Clerk to Mr Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome; Ann GUY, Frome

Proved:                  1 Apr 1844 at PCC London by Jane GREGORY

 

Testator:               John BARBER, Yeoman of Trudoxhill, psh of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /1996 q.251-300

Legacies:              •       to my nephew Charles BARBER s/o my late brother Thomas BARBER £50 and to my nephew William BARBER b/o Charles £19 19s and to each of my nieces Fanny THORP, Martha TUFFY and Mary BARBER, sisters of Charles and William, £19 19s each

                                •       residue of my real and personal estate to Simon HODDINOTT of Trudoxhill, John HODDINOTT of Witham Friary and John HOOPER of Nunney and their heirs for such intents and purposes and under such powers as my niece Fanny HODDINOTT w/o sd Simon HODDINOTT notwithstanding her present or any future coverture shall by any deed or will duly executed direct and for want of such direction to the use of sd Fanny HODDINOTT for life in trust for her sole separate use; and after the determination of the estate so limited to the use of sd Simon HODDINOTT, John HODDINOTT and John HOOPER, their assigns etc. for ever... but in case she die before me leaving lawful issue, to sd Simon HODDINOTT, John HODDINOTT and John HOOPER on trust to convert my real and personal estate to money and invest the proceeds in the £3 10s per cent bank annuities etc. and apply and divide the sd capital amongst all Fanny’s children who attain 21 or, if a daughter, marry; and if any die leaving lawful issue, such issue shall take their parent’s share; but if Fanny dies before me without leaving issue, to sd Simon HODDINOTT and his heirs my freehold estate called Starrs [Storrs?] with the cottage adjoining now in the occupation of Mrs KING in Trudoxhill to the use of him and his heirs for ever, and the residue of my real estate to my sd nephew Charles BARBER and his heirs for ever

Executors:            Simon HODDINOTT, John HODDINOTT and John HOOPER

Signed:                  31 May 1838

Witnesses:           John MILES, Thomas HOOPER, Hannah HOOPER

Proved:                  22 Apr 1844 at PCC London by Simon HODDINOTT, one of the Exors, John HODDINOTT the other surviving Exor having renounced

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Testator:               Gabriel WATTS, Dissenting Minister of Frome Swd (in the books of the Bank of England described as of Upper Fountain Place, City Road)

PROB11 ref:         /2002 q.598

Legacies:              •       My books to my exors for keepsakes

                                •       My manuscripts, should there be any to Thomas SANDON, Dr of Medicine of Chichester, Sussex, or if he dies before me to George LOUGH esquire, Barrister at Law of the Temple

                                •       An annuity of £25 p.a.  payable quarterly to my only brother, John WATTS, now resident in Frome Swd; for the better securing of the said annuity for the personal benefit of my brother, it shall not in the first instance be payable to himself nor subject to his alienation, but paid into the hands of my niece Mary BATCHELOR, daughter of my said brother and wife of _ BATCHELOR, Shearman of Frome Swd and applied by her to his maintenance and support; and if she dies in his lifetime the annuity to be paid to a proper person at Exors' discretion

                                •       £200 to my nephew John WATTS, only son of my brother John WATTS if he is living after my brother's death, whereby I hope he  may be enabled if so disposed to engage in some small way of business on his own account; and to Mary BATCHELOR his sister, £200

                                •       Residue to Sarah KNOWLES, Spinster, now or late of Newport, Isle of Wight, the only surviving d/o William KNOWLES, late Coachmaker, Carpenter and Builder of the same place, in consideration of benefits received by me from her late sister Eliza KNOWLES; but if she dies first, to be shared equally between her cousins Richard SLADER, formerly of Newport but now or late of Sidmouth, Devon, and Mrs _ PEDDER w/o James PEDDER, Shoemaker, also formerly of Newport and now or late of the Island either of Jersey or Guernsey

Executors:            My friends John EVANS esq. of No. 4 Grays Inn Square, Middx, and Hugh EVANS, Gentleman of No. 2 in the same square, and George Wicht [?] EVANS esq. of the Temple

Signed:                  2 Aug 1827

Witnesses:           W.C. WALTERS, 4 Grays Inn Sq; A.B. THOMAS, Clerk to Hugh EVANS, 2 Grays Inn Sq

Codicil:                  4 Aug 1839

                                •       I revoke the appointment of Messrs Hugh EVANS and George Wicht EVANS as Exors and appoints instead Rev. Benjamin MARDON, Dissenting Minister of Kentish Town, Middx, and Mr Joseph HARROLD, Carpenter of Keyford Terrace, Frome in conjunction with Mr John EVANS, now of Lincolns Inn, Middx

Witnesses:           Samuel MARTIN, Dissenting Minister, Trowbridge; George Henry Edwin ODGERS, Druggist, Plymouth

Codicil:                  28 Jul 1840

                                •       £200 each to my nephew John WATTS Jnr and my niece his sister Mary BATCHELOR in addition to the other legacies

Proved:                  15 Jul 1844 at PCC London by John EVANS esq and Joseph HARROLD; power reserved to Rev. Benjamin MARDON

 

Testatrix:              Mary BAYNTON, Widow of Cloford  

PROB11 ref:         /2004 q.687         

Legacies:              •       £20 to my brother Thomas CANDY

                                •       £19 to Ann SEVIOUR if she continues in my service until my decease

                                •       £50 each to my nephew John GOUGH of Frome and my nephew Richard CANDY of Weston Town

                                •       £1,400 3 ½ % stock in the names of John GOUGH and John BAYNTON as trustees under my marriage settlement to the sd John GOUGH and Richard CANDY, on trust to pay the proceeds to my brother Thomas CANDY for life, and after his death for all my nephews and nieces (children of my brothers James CANDY and Thomas CANDY and of my sisters Elizabeth WHITE, Kimbra JAMES, Hannah CANDY and Sarah GOUGH) in equal shares

                                •       My wearing apparel to my sisters Elizabeth WHITE and Kimbra JAMES in equal shares

                                •       My household goods and furniture, farming stock and all other residue to my brother Thomas CANDY for his own use

Executors:            John GOUGH and Richard CANDY

Signed:                  5 May 1842          

Witnesses:           Richard SEVIOUR, Rachel SEVOUR [sic]     

Proved:                  24 Sep 1844 at PCC London by John GOUGH and Richard CANDY

 

Testatrix:              Alicia or Alice IRELAND, Widow of Revd William IRELAND, Vicar of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2005 q.710

Legacies:              •       All my monies in public funds to my two daughters Harriet IRELAND and Alicia Ann IRELAND, subject to payment of the following legacies

                                •       Two turnpike tickets held for me by James Anthony WICKHAM esq., Treasurer of the Frome Turnpike trust to my two daughters, to be laid out in furniture or plate as may be most convenient for them

                                •       Joseph EVERETT esq. of Heytesbury, Wilts, the only surviving trustee under my marriage settlement, to divide that property equally between my five children, namely Revd John IRELAND, Harriet Rachel IRELAND, Lucy Turner GRETTON, Frances CASSAN and Alicia Ann IRELAND, paying Frances CASSAN’s share and the legacy named below to her three trustees, Joseph EVERETT esq., Revd George FISHER and John THRING esq. of Warminster, Wilts, for her sole benefit, not subject to the control of the present or any future husband and to be left by her to her children

                                •       My daughters Harriet Rachel IRELAND and Alicia Ann IRELAND to pay to my son Revd John IRELAND £200, £200 for the use of my daughter Frances CASSAN to her trustees and £100 to my daughter Lucy Turner GRETTON. If Harriet and Alicia die without leaving issue, the property left to them shall revert to my son Revd John IRELAND of Northfield House, Soms, and of Hampton Lodge, Herefordshire, and his heirs for ever

Executrix:            

Signed:                  7 Mar 1835

Witnesses:           Robert Biddulph PHILLIPPS of Longworth, Co. Hereford, esq.; Rob. HEDLEY of Bradley Hall, Co. Durham, esq. Sherlock WILLIS of Cheltenham, Glos, esq.

Codicil:                  4 Mar 1843:          

                                •       I Alicia IRELAND, Widow, now residing in the City of Rome, having placed my will in the hands of James Anthony WICKHAM esq. of Frome Swd, having in that will left to my son Revd John IRELAND of Nunney a legacy, I express my wish that if he is in debt at the time of my death, the amount of that debt is to be deducted from the legacy

Witnesses:           Sherlock WILLIS, Cheltenham, James Johnson BYFORD, Herefordshire, J.D. TAYLOR, Woodlands, Middx

Proved:                  Admon with will and codicil annexed granted 23 Sep 1844 at PCC London to Harriet Rachel IRELAND, Spinster, one of the children of the deceased

 

Testator:               Mary NEWPORT, Spinster of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2006 q.774

Trustees:              My friends Joseph Mayo STILES and Edward Golledge PITT and my nephew John NEWPORT, s/o Thomas NEWPORT

Legacies:              •       All my real and personal property consisting of the freehold houses and garden I lately purchased in Dye House Close Lane in the psh of Frome and £16 p.a. long annuities in my name expiring on 1 Jan 1860 with all my household goods etc and what money I may have in the Frome Bank for Savings to my trustees:

-    to pay all my debts

-    £40 to my nph James NEWPORT, s/o Edward

-    £10 to Charles NEWPORT, s/o Edward

-    £10 to James NEWPORT, s/o Thomas

-    £10 to Sarah EYRES, d/o Thomas NEWPORT

-    £10 to Elizabeth NEWPORT, d/o Thomas

-    £12 p.a. to my brother Samuel NEWPORT during his life, in quarterly payments if necessary; he may also occupy the cottage he now occupies rent free for life

-    the remaining £4 p.a. from long annuities to be paid to Mr James NEWPORT half-yearly for the use of his brother John NEWPORT, s/o Edward NEWPORT, by weekly or other payments as he may think proper

-    to sell the long annuities if my brother Samuel NEWPORT and nephew John NEWPORT die before they expire and share proceeds among my nephews and nieces

Executors:            Joseph Mayo STILES, Edward Golledge PITT and John NEWPORT

Signed:                  2 Jul 1844

Witnesses:           Sarah COOPER, Tryphena COOPER

Codicil:                  3 Jul 1844

                                •       "Black bonbozin gown and cape Mrs J. [?] NEWPORT Black silk matill coat Mrs E. NEWPORT. Black satten dress, cape and large piece of satten Tryphena COOPER. Cloth shawl Mrs J. NEWPORT Purple second mourning gown and black satten cloak and black cloth shawl sisters Sarah [sic] mourning ring for Mrs POBJOY for Mrs HUNTLEY 2 pictures of Mr and Mrs POBJOY for son of late Thomas NEWPORT John NEWPORT Lace to be parted between _ Light silk peless Miss COOPER Parlor furniture if not sold John NEWPORT Son of Late Thomas NEWPORT and a watch for the same Blue silk dress of Aunts for Ann COOPER Mrs Samuel NEWPORT a new moreen [?] gown the bedroom furniture if not sold for Edw. NEWPORT I wish this as a codicil to my will".

Witnesses:           Tryphena COOPER, Sarah COOPER.

Affidavit:                21 Sep 1844 by Tryphena COOPER that the codicil is genuine.

Proved:                  7 Oct 1844 at PCC London by Joseph Mayo STILES and Edward Golledge PITT; power reserved to make like grant to John NEWPORT, nephew

 

Testator:               Elizabeth OLIVE, Spinster of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2018 q.416

Legacies:              •       £10 to my faithful servant Phillis HOBBS if living in my service when I die

                                •       19 guineas to the Frome Ladies Charitable Society

                                •       19 guineas to the Frome Sunday School under the direction of the Clergy of the Established Church

                                •       19 guineas to the Frome Infant Schools

                                •       19 guineas to the Church Missionary Society

                                •       19 guineas to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

                                •       All my furniture and other articles of domestic use in my house at Weymouth, also all my mourning and family rings, to Rev. John OLIVE, Clerk of Hollingly, Sussex

                                •       My watch, my pianoforte and all my wearing apparel to my niece Mary Ann CRUSE, but if she dies before me my wearing apparel to be shared equally between her two sisters Henrietta CRUSE and Frances CRUSE,

                                •       All my remaining trinkets to Frances SIMPSON wife of Rev. George Philip SIMPSON of Brent, Soms,

                                •       All my books in equal shares to the said Mary Ann CRUSE, Henrietta CRUSE and Frances CRUSE,

                                •       The closes of land called Long Paddock and Edge Mead, which is divided into two paddocks, near but not immediately adjoining Long Paddock but adjoining Cuckoo Lane and in the occupation of Mr William STEEDS, and my other acre of land in common with other land in Birchell Lane, late in the occupation of James CLASE and now of Miss CLASE, all in the Psh of Frome, to Rev. John OLIVE

                                •       £1,000 consolidated stock in consolidate bank annuities, part of a sum in my name in the Bank of England, to my Exors on trust:

-    to pay the dividends to Frances SIMPSON; and after her death to George Philip SIMPSON; and after their death to be shared equally between any children of Frances SIMPSON as they reach 21 or die under that age having been married

-    to pay the interest on two of the Frome Turnpike Trust Tickets which I hold and £50 to Mary Ann CRUSE and after her death to any surviving husband she might have and for all her children as they reach 21

-    a Black Son [?] ticket I hold and £50 on the same trusts in favour of Henrietta CRUSE

-    the other ticket and £50 on the same trusts in favour of Frances CRUSE

                                •       All the residue of the estate and effects to the said John OLIVE of Beckington, the said Rev. John OLIVE and the said Edmund Crabb OLIVE on trust to invest it and pay the income to William OLIVE, Gentleman of Beckington, and after his death, to his wife Mary Ann OLIVE, and after both their deaths to all William OLIVE's children as they reach 21 or die earlier having been married

                                •       Exors may apply for the advancement in the world of any of the children presumptively entitled to the above legacies any sum up to half their presumptive share

Executors:            John OLIVE esq. of Beckington and Edmund Crabb OLIVE esq. of Frome

Signed:                  11 Aug 1842

Witnesses:           William C. CRUTWELL, Solr, Frome; Ambrose READ, Clerk to Messrs OLIVE & CRUTTWELL, Solrs, Frome

Codicil:                  13 Mar 1845:

                                •       I revoke the bequest of £1,000 stock in consolidated bank annuities to my Exors in trust for my niece Frances SYMPSON, wife of George Philip SYMPSON, her husband and children, and bequeath to my Exors £800 of this stock on the same trusts

                                •       £66 13s 4d of this stock to each of my three nieces, Mary Ann CRUSE, Henrietta Cruse and Frances CRUSE

                                •       I revoke the bequest of trinkets to Frances SYMPSON and give them to my niece Mary Ann CRUSE

                                •       All the bed and table linen in my dwelling house to Mary Ann CRUSE

Witnesses:           Alfred DANIEL, Clerk, Frome; James COLTER [?], Clerk to Mr CRUTWELL, Solr, Frome

Proved:                  7 May 1845 at PCC London by John OLIVE and Edmund Crabb OLIVE esquires, nephews and exors

 

Testator:               John BAILY Gent of Whatley, Soms

PROB11 ref:         /2023 q.693

Legacies:              •       All my freehold, leasehold and personal estate etc. to Joseph BAILY, Yeoman of Mitchells Elm in the psh of Wanstrow, and William BAILY, Innkeeper of the Swan Inn in the psh of Frome Swd, on trust to permit my beloved wife Mary BAILY to enjoy the profits of my estate for life; and after her death, on trust to sell and convey to my son John Albin BAILY my tenement called the Greyhound Inn at Wincanton now in his occupation for the price of £2,500 if he wants to purchase it, otherwise sell it

                                •       £1,000 to be paid to my son John Albin BAILY on security of the sd inn at 4% p.a. interest, but if it is sold to somebody else, to be placed at interest and the proceeds paid to my daughter Lucy Amelia BAILY; if she dies without issue, the principal to her three brothers and two sisters, Henrietta BAILY and Maria Albin BROOKE; but if Lucy marries, then it is to be shared equally between her children; and upon the death of my wife, Lucy shall be at liberty to take such part of the household goods etc. as she thinks proper

                                •       The remainder to my five other children in equal shares

                                •       Upon the death of my wife, the additional sum of £20 to my daughter Lucy for her present support and maintenance

                                •       The residue to be equally divided between my five children exclusive of Lucy, i.e. my three sons and two daughters, Henrietta BAILY and Maria Albin BROOKE, wife of Henry BROOKE, Innkeeper of Bradford, Wilts

Executors:            Joseph BAILY, William BAILY and my wife Mary BAILY

Signed:                  11 May 1837

Witnesses:           William FAIRBANKS, Frome; John BAYNTON; Mary Ann FAIRBANKS

Proved:                  16 Sep 1845 at PCC London by Joseph BAILY the brother, William BAILY the nephew and Mary BAYLY, Widow, the Relict, the Exors

 

Testatrix:              Susannah GREGORY, Widow of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2042 q.658

Trustees:              John AMES Jnr, House Agent, and Henry COOMBS, Grocer, both of Frome Swd

Legacies:              •       £30 to Sophia SMITH, wife of Richard SMITH, Shearman of Frome Swd

                                •       £10 to Sarah BRIMSON wife of Richard BRIMSON, Labourer of Frome Swd

                                •       £20 to Elizabeth GUNNING, Widow of Frome Swd

                                •       £5 to Sophia HINTON, Widow of Frome Swd

                                •       £10 to William HOPKINS, Miller of the Psh of Marston Bigot

                                •       Furniture, monies in public funds and residue of personal estate to Trustees to sell the furniture and get in the securities and divide the residue equally between the five legatees named above

Executors:            John AMES Jnr and Henry COOMBS

Signed:                  (X) 3 Feb 1843

Witnesses:           J. FRENCH, Clerk to Mr Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome; Willm (?) Jn (?) AMES, Frome

Proved:                  5 Sep 1846 at PCC London by John AMES Jnr and Henry COOMBS

 

Testatrix:              Mary Ann HAWKINS ots SHORE, Spinster of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2042 q.663

Trustee:                My friend Joseph Mayo STILES, Gentleman of Frome Swd

Legacies:              •       My feather bed bolster and pillows to Louisa w/o my brother Joseph HAWKINS

                                •       Residue to Trustee:

-    to convert my estate into money

-    lay out £200 on government or real security to be divided equally between the four children of my sister Laura TOWNSEND as they severally reach the age of 21, interest meanwhile to sister Laura for her own use

-    pay £140 to my brother John HAWKINS

-    residue of the trust to be equally divided between brothers Thomas HAWKINS and Joseph HAWKINS

Executor:              Joseph Mayo STILES

Signed:                  25 Jul 1840

Witnesses:           William FAIRBANKS, Solr, Frome; Joseph SEER

Proved:                  23 Sep 1846 at PCC London by Joseph Mayo STILES

 

Testator:               Henry David WEST, Innholder of FS

PROB11 ref:         /2056 q.449

Legacies:              •       All my freehold and leasehold houses and lands and all my real and personal estate and effects to my dear wife Hannah Maria WEST

Executrix:             Hannah Maria WEST

Signed:                  10 Feb 1845

Witnesses:           John WHITE, Surgeon, Frome; Edmd C. OLIVE, Gent, Frome

Proved:                  18 May 1847 at PCC London by Hannah Maria WEST, Widow

 

Testator:               John KNIGHT, Inn Holder of the Unicorn Inn in the Boro of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2061 q.657

Trustees:              My brothers James KNIGHT, Maltster of Westbury Leigh, Wilts, and William KNIGHT, Innholder of Frome

Preamble:             body to be buried in the family vault at Corsley, Wilts

Legacies:              •       Furniture and other household effects (not including stock in trade) to my dear wife Alicia KNIGHT absolutely

                                •       All my real estate and the residue of my personal estate including my stock in trade and business on trust to the Trustees:

-    to sell my undivided share in the freehold and leasehold property in Corsley and Westbury, Wilts, and Milverton, Soms, which came to me at the death of my late father, dispose of my business as an innkeeper and invest the monies arising in UK public funds or real securities in England and Wales (varying the investment with the written consent of my wife) and empower my wife to receive the income as long as she remains unmarried, she maintaining out of this any legitimate child I leave till they are 21 or marry, subject to the direction regarding the portion to my said [sic] daughter and any other child I may leave living at my decease; if Alicia marries again, to pay her £100 annually for life

-    to pay to my daughter Louisa £500 upon her marriage or when she is 21and pay her the interest annually on a further £500 for life; and after her death, share the said £500 equally between her children

-    to pay the same to any other legitimate child of mine who reaches 21, or daughter who marries before that age; or if only a son survives to 21, to pay him £1,000; after Alicia's death, to share all the estate and effects not previously mentioned between all my children living at his death, to be paid when they reach 21; or if none survive, between the children of all of my brothers and sisters living at his death

-    not to sell any part of the freehold or leasehold property which I have purchased since my father's death, namely the Crown Inn at Keyford, Frome, the orchards and cottages called YOUNGs at Corsley and the pieces of pasture called RYMERs at Frome

Executors:            James KNIGHT, William KNIGHT

Signed:                  30 Oct 1843

Witnesses:           Charles BAYLY, Solr, Frome; Wm FUSSELL, his clerk

Proved:                  30 Aug 1847 at PCC London by James KNIGHT and William KNIGHT

 

Testator:               Jane West GREGORY of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2094

Trustees:              Joseph FRENCH Jnr and Charles PARSONS of Rodden

Legacies:              •       All my freehold and leasehold and all other my estate to my trustees:

-    by sale or mortgage raise the money to pay my debts and make advances for the education and maintenance of my children

-    to convey the remainder in equal shares to my two children James and Jane as they reach 21

Executors:            Joseph FRENCH Jnr and Charles PARSONS

Signed:                  4 Mar 1849

Witnesses:           Ann GUY, Froom; Elizabeth BUTCHER, Frome

Proved:                  2 Jun 1849 at PCC London by Joseph FRENCH Jnr and Charles PARSONS, the Executors

 

1850

 

Testatrix:              Ann BEAUCHAMP of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2106 q.4

Legacies:              •       £150 due to Testix from the reps of William HODDINOTT now depending on the life of John SLADE in an estate called Holbrook Farm to be divided equally between her children John BEAUCHAMP and Harriet MILLER

                                •       Money and effects to be divided similarly

Executor:              Mr FUSSELL of Frome, Draper; Testix requests Rev. Samuel MANNING to advise and assist him

Signed:                  (X) 24 Apr 1849

Witnesses:           Samuel MANNING, Benjamin MILLER

Codicil:                  (X) 24 May 1849:

                                •       Mr BIGGS, Confectioner of Cheap St appointed Exor in stead of Mr FUSSELL

Witnesses:           Samuel MANNING, Benjamin MILLER

Affidavit:                Samuel MANNING, 20 Dec 1849

Proved:                  7 Jan 1850 at PCC London by James BIGGS

 

Testatrix:              Ann CLACEE, of FS

PROB11 ref:         /2111 q.270

Legacies:              •       All my estate and effects to my daughter Sarah CLACEE

Executrix:             Sarah CLACEE

Signed:                  26 Feb 1850

Witnesses:          

Proved:                  10 Apr 1850 at PCC London by Sarah CLACEE Spinster

 

Testator:               John BIGGS of Frances Place, Holloway, Islington, Middx, but now living at Mells, Somerset

PROB11 ref:         /2117 q.578

Legacies:              •       My three houses in Palmer Street, Holloway, viz. Nos 27, 28 & 29 to my dear brother James BIGGS of Prospect Terrace, Holloway, Middx

                                •       My house No.6 in Frances Place, Holloway to my dear brother Joseph BIGGS of Holloway Place, Holloway, Middx

                                •       My house No.5 in Frances Place, Holloway to my dear brother William BIGGS

                                •       Any other property to be divided between my three brothers James, William & Joseph

Executors:            -

Signed:                  4 Jul 1850

Witnesses:           John CORNISH, James WITCOMB

Affidavit:                James WITCOMB, Edge Tool Maker of Mells, and James BIGGS, Parish Clerk of No.3 Prospect Terrace, Upper Holloway, Middx, 9 Aug 1850

Proved:                  Admon with will annexed  granted 13 Aug 1850 at PCC London to Joseph Singer BIGGS (in the will written Joseph BIGGS), the brother and one of the residuary legatees

 

Testator:               William Thomas BUTLER Snr of Castle House, Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2117 q.579

Legacies:              •       To Exors, £50 each

                                •       My entire personal estate to Exors, in trust to convey two thirds to my daughter Mary and one third to my son William Francis BUTLER; or if neither are living at my decease, £50 to my brother Joseph Gillam BUTLER and the remainder in equal shares, one share to each of my Exors, one to my nephew William BUTLER and one to his brother Thomas (the two sons of my late brother George Charles BUTLER), one share to my nephew George Thomas BUTLER and one to his sister Charlotte (son and daughter of my brother Joseph Gillam BUTLER), one share to Elizabeth LANGFORD of Aston Upthorpe, Berks, one share to my second cousins Ann and Jane BUTLER each now residing at Beaconsfield, Berks

Executor:              William BUTLER of High Wycombe, Bucks and William LANGFORD of Frome Swd, Chemists

Signed:                  19 Mar 1850

Witnesses:           Samuel ATTWOOD, Hair Dresser, Catherine Hill, Frome; Ann HEARMON, Widow, Castle House, Frome

Codicil:                  25 Jun 1850:

                                •       Legacy to Exors does not exonerate them from any debt to the estate in force at my decease

Witnesses:           Samuel ATTWOOD, Hair Dresser, Catherine Hill, Frome; Ann HEARMON, Widow, Castle House, Frome

Affidavit:                12 Aug 1850 by Ann HEARMON, Widow of Castle House, Frome

Proved:                  16 Aug 1850 at PCC London by William BUTLER and William LANGFORD, the Exors

 

Testator:               John BAYNTON, Gent of Orchard St, Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2132 q.351

Legacies:              •       The portraits of myself and my late dear wife to my son Thomas BAYNTON

                                •       My small silver tea pot and also my ?? bedstead together with the curtains and bed belonging thereto to my granddaughter Eliza ROSSITER,

                                •       £50 worth of stocks in trust to distribute the dividends every 24th Dec to 20 poor inhabitants of the psh over 50 to the Rector of the Psh of Whatley

                                •       All my real and personal estate to my sons Thomas BAYNTON and Charles BAYNTON, on trust to pay:

-    to each of my grandchildren the following sums, that is to say to £500 to Eliza ROSSITER, £200 each to Lydia Ann Turk ROSSITER, Betsy ROSSITER and Emma ROSSITER, £100 each to Harry ROSSITER, John ROSSITER, James ROSSITER, William ROSSITER, Simon ROSSITER, William John BAYNTON, Martha DAVIS, William Buckler BAYNTON, Robert Ashman BAYNTON and Rosetta BAYNTON

-    £100 to my son Isaac BAYNTON

-    Residue of the trust fund for my four sons Thomas BAYNTON, James BAYNTON, William BAYNTON and Charles BAYNTON in equal shares.

Executors:            Thomas and Charles BAYNTON

Signed:                  16 Oct 1850

Witnesses:           Robt PHIPPEN, Solr, Bristol; Benjamin DAVIS, Gardener, Frome

Proved:                  15 May 1851 at PCC London by Thomas and Charles BAYNTON, sons, Exors

 

Testator:               Sarah CANDY of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2137

Legacies:              •      

-     

Executor:             

Signed:                 

Witnesses:          

Proved:                  at PCC London by

 

Testator:               Thomas Gear COLES, Wine & Spirit Merchant of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2141 q.841

Legacies:              •       All my estate to my dear wife Catherine

Executors:            My wife and James Edward GILLMORE, Linen Draper of Frome Swd

Signed:                  10 Jun 1851

Witnesses:           Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome; Mary COLES, Tellisford

Proved:                  1 Nov 1851 at PCC London by Catherine COLES, Widow; power reserved to James Edward GILLMORE

 

Testatrix:              Eliza CARRIER, Laundress of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2141 q.845

Legacies:              •       £5 to my sister Martha CARRIER

                                •       £5 to my brother John CARRIER, Tailor of London

                                •       Residue to my sister Ann CARRIER

Executor:              Henry COOMBS, Grocer

Signed:                  (X) 9 Oct 1851

Witnesses:           Sarah BRIDLE wife of Charles BRIDLE, accountant; William FRICKER, Labourer, Frome

Proved:                  18 Nov 1851 at PCC London by Henry COOMBS

 

Testatrix:              Elizabeth Anne BRAND, formerly PAYNE, of Frome Swd, wife of William Curtis BRAND, Chemist & Druggist of Frome, daughter of John PAYNE, Gent, now of Swindon, Wilts, and Elizabeth his wife deceased

PROB11 ref:         /2141 q.882

Legacies:              •       The several sums of £500 from the £1000 bequeathed me in trust by my mother for each of my daughters Laura Elizabeth BRAND and Katherine Mary Ann BRAND to my exors in trust to be invested in govt securities etc. and the interest paid to my husband for their education and support; the principal to be paid them as they reach 21

                                •       The interest on a West of England Life Assurance Policy for £450 on my husband's life to William Isaac Fussell BRAND as empowered under marriage settlement

                                •       The money invested in govt securities in the names of Henry ELLIOT esq. and Isaac FUSSELL, Edge Tool Maker of Nunney now decd, to be shared equally between my three children Laura Elizabeth BRAND, Katherine Mary Ann BRAND and William Isaac Fussell BRAND on my husband's death

Executor:              Henry ELLIOT, Secretary to HM Office of Military Boards at Whitehall, London, and my son William Isaac Fussell BRAND, Clerk in HM Board of Ordnance, London

Signed:                  25 Mar 1851

Witnesses:           John Brand HUNT, Anne Stone GRAVENER

Affidavit:                John Brand HUNT, Historical Engraver of No.80 Stanhope St, Hampstead Rd, Middx, dated 17 Nov 1851

Proved:                  29 Nov 1851 at PCC London by Henry ELLIOT esq. to whom was granted administration of property as empowered under a deed of marriage settlement dated 9 May 1823 and a deed of appointment dated 4 Jul 1841; power reserved to William Isaac Fussell BRAND

 

Testator:               William Ponsford PENNY, Bookseller of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2151 q.334

Legacies:              •       to my dear wife Martha PENNY, all my freehold and leasehold messuages, lands etc., all my household goods etc., stock in trade etc and other personal estate for her own absolute use, trusting nevertheless that she will out of the proceeds thereof bring up and educate our children… No future husband of my said wife shall have any controul over my said property or the income arising therefrom…

Executrix:             Martha PENNY

Signed:                  18 Oct 1849

Witnesses:           F.E. POOLE…

Proved:                  12 Apr 1852 at PCC London by Martha PENNY

 

Testator:               Robert MOON, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2156 q.579

Trustees:              James FRANCIS, Tinman, and Samuel MOON, Victualler, both of Frome Swd

Legacies:              •       The dwelling house, shops, garden and premises now in my own occupation to my grandson Henry WHEELER

                                •       The residue of my household goods and furniture in my dwelling house at the time of my decease to my granddaughter Mary WHEELER

                                •       All other my real estates, lands and tenements, leasehold estates, monies and securities and all other my personal estate to the Trustees:

-    to pay my grandson Robert WHEELER £100

-    to invest the residue in public funds

-    to convey my dwelling house in Blunt St with the shops and garden belonging to it to my grandson John WHEELER when he is 21 and in the meantime apply the rents and profits for his maintenance and education, or if he dies before then, to Robert WHEELER

-    to convey my two tenements, shops and premises in Broadway, Frome Swd, to my grandson Robert WHEELER when he is 21 and in the meantime apply the rents and profits for his maintenance and education, or if he dies before then, to such of my grandsons John WHEELER and Henry WHEELER and my granddaughter Mary WHEELER as reach 21 as tenants in common

-    to pay the rents, interest etc of the public house and premises in Whittox Lane known as the Masons Arms and previously the Queens Head and the two dwelling houses and premises adjoining and all the remainder of my real and leasehold estates, monies and securities to my granddaughter Mary WHEELER for life and after her death assure the residuary estate in equal shares to all her living children or the legitimate issue of any who die before her, or if she dies without issue to Henry WHEELER, Robert WHEELER and John WHEELER.

Executors:            James FRANCIS and Samuel MOON

Signed:                  21 Nov 1848

Witnesses:           J. FRENCH, Henry ROBINS, Clerks to Mr Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome

Codicil:                  6 Sep 1849:         

                                •       I revoke the direction to my Trustees to convey the tenement in Blunt St to John WHEELER when he is 21; instead they are to convey it to Robert WHEELER when he is 21

Witnesses:           J. FRENCH, Henry ROBINS, Clerks to Mr Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome

Codicil:                  2 May 1852:         

                                •       I revoke the bequests in trust to James FRANCIS and Samuel MOON in favour of William Thomas BUTLER, Printer, and Samuel BIGGS, Tinman, both of Frome Swd, and appoints them executors in place of James FRANCIS and Samuel MOON

Witnesses:           Samuel MOON, Goulds Ground, Frome; J. FRENCH, Clerk to Mr MILLER, Solr, Frome

Proved:                  26 Jul 1852 at PCC London by William Thomas BUTLER and Samuel BIGGS

 

Testatrix:              Jane SYMPSON, Spinster of FS

PROB11 ref:         /2174 q.496

Legacies:              •       All my real and personal estate etc., all my share of any individual property and claim under the will of my dear father, all my share of the stock in trade etc. to my sister Ann WILLIS, Widow, for life; after her death to my niece Elizabeth Mary HODDER, daughter and only surviving child of my dear deceased sister Elizabeth HODDER

Signed:                  15 Dec 1849

Witnesses:           Harry HAMS, J.M. STILES

Proved:                  3 Jun 1853 at PCC London by Ann WILLIS, Widow

 

Testator:               Thomas BUNN, Gent of Frome Swd                                                

PROB11 ref:         /2175 q.515

Preamble:             I have executed a conveyance dated 26 Jul 1850 of my freehold houses and lands to thirteen trustees for the benefit of the community among whom I was born and with whom I have lived more than three quarters of a century. The conveyancer I consulted suggested some doubts about its validity, but at the age of 83 my mind is not liable to change. If any relation or person commences any Chancery suit or attempts to defeat the trusts of my freehold estates, then I disinherit that person. I have only one near relation in the world. She has been well provided for by her parents.       

Legacies:              •       all such of my hereditaments not applied according to the deed which I have had enrolled in the High Court of Chancery to HM Queen Victoria and HRH Prince Albert and their heirs for ever

                                •       a sum of money not exceeding £600 to my Exors to enable them to pass an Act of Parliament to confirm the sd conveyance to thirteen trustees as in the case of SOANE the architect

                                •       £100 apiece free of legacy tax to two faithful servants, Ann GEORGE, who has lived with me more than twenty years, and Joseph EYLES, more than thirty years

                                •       £10 to Sarah TURLEY, late Sarah HAWING

                                •       residue to my dear sister Jane BUNN, James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM and Wilson Clement CRUTTWELL, both Gentlemen of Frome, in trust to permit my sister Jane to enjoy the rents etc., and I direct that she shall make out a catalogue of the books etc. hereinafter bequeathed to the Frome Literary and Scientific Institution and deliver a copy to the Secretary

                                •       all my printed books, manuscripts, pictures, prints, marbles, statues, vases, shells, stones, seals etc., the cabinet in my chamber, my bookcases and six chairs the seats of which were embroidered by my friend Mary RALEIGH, the last descendant of the same name of Sir Walter RALEIGH, to the trustees of the Frome Literary and Scientific Institution; and in case the Institution is dissolved, to the trustees of the Bath Literary and Scientific Institution, else to the trustees of the Bristol Literary Institution to the intent that the sd articles may not be sold or disposed of after my sister’s death

                                •       my annuity of £200 expirable in 1860 to Susan STOTHERT, wife of John STOTHERT, Ironmonger of Brick Hill near Bath

                                •       19 guineas to the Treasurer of Frome Ladies Charitable Society

                                •       19 guineas to the Curate of Christchurch, Frome, for the benefit of the poor who attend

                                •       the following to be paid after the death of my sister Jane BUNN:

-    My four volumes of Illustrations of the Bible and the portrait by Major ADYE of my sister Jane to Miss Susan Anne Dawe WICKHAM, daughter of James Anthony WICKHAM of North Hill, esq.,

-    £19 19s apiece to James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM, Gent of North Hill, and his eldest son living at my death, my cousins Charles KELSON, Revd Harry KELSON of Folkington, George KELSON of Sevenoaks, Kent, Jane ADYE, Mary KELSON, Diana Arabella KELSON, Miss Ellen LEDYARD of Garston, Frome, Mrs COLSTON of Clifton, Mrs COLBELL [?] of Cheltenham sisters, Mrs GILBERT, formerly Mrs POCOCK, Lithographer, Miss Georgiana STERNE, formerly Governess of Bath, Miss Mary NAPPER of Frome, Miss Elizabeth SMITH and Miss Ann SMITH, both of Wine Street, Frome, and Mrs SARUIMAN [?] late of Widow [sic] and to _ PENNY, youngest son of Mrs PENNY, Bookseller of Frome

                                •       residue to my sister Jane

Executrix:             Jane BUNN and James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM     

Signed:                  18 Dec 1851        

Witnesses:           John MARSHALL, William Godwn GALE

Codicil:                  5 May 1852

                                •       Mr SLADE has been my faithful and skilful surgeon through two dangerous illnesses. Besides the usual remuneration I give him 19 guineas

                                •       My writing clock 19 guineas [sic] to Henry HUNT, which he may place in the Frome Savings Bank with my best wishes

                                •       Two sovereigns to Mrs PERRY [?], late Maria STERNE,

                                •       Two sovereigns to Georgiana STERNE, her sister

Witnesses:           James COLLER, John MARSHALL, Clerks to Messrs WICKHAM & CRUTTWELL, Solicitors, Frome             

Proved:                  6 Jul 1853 at PCC London by Jane BUNN, Spinster, the sister, and James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM, the Exors

 

Testator:               Samuel HOLDWAY of the psh of Laverton

PROB11 ref:         /2175 q.538

Legacies:              •       to my wife Anne HOLDWAY, all the property that I own

Executors:            -

Signed:                  13 Apr 1853

Witnesses:           William Pearce BETHELL and   Edward BARCO

Affidavit:                William Pearce BETHELL, Farmer of Peart Farm, Laverton, 28 Jun 1853

Proved:                  Admon with will annexed granted 11 Jul 1853 at PCC London to Anne HOLDWAY, Widow

 

Testator:               William Baily MEES, Innkeeper of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2175 q.550

Legacies:              •       £50 free of legacy duty to Mary HIGGINS of Frome Swd

                                •       All my goods, estate and effects to John PLAISTER Jnr, Grocer of Frome Swd, and Richard Harding HARROLD, Auctioneer of Frome Swd, on trust to invest the residue and pay one third of the interest to my daughter Emma Jane MEES, one third to my daughter Ellen Louisa MEES and one third to my daughter Mary Ann MEES

Executors:            John PLAISTER Jnr and Richard Harding HARROLD

Signed:                  11 Apr 1853

Witnesses:           J. FRENCH, Henry ROBINS, Clerks to Mr Henry MILLER, Solicitor, Frome

Proved:                  7 Jul 1853 at PCC London by John PLAISTER Jnr and Richard Harding HARROLD, the Exors

 

Testator:               Joseph BROWN, Yeoman of Standerwick

PROB11 ref:         /2179 q.709

Legacies:              •       All my messuages etc., monies, household goods etc. to Joseph PHELPS of Norton Bavant and Stephen Harris PHELPS, Gentleman of Warminster on trust to sell them and pay my just debts, in particular a mortgage of £800 owing to Richard Henry LEGGE esq., and to stand possessed of the residue in trust for my dear wife and children living at my decease or the issue of any then dead

Executrix:             My wife Lucy BROWN

Signed:                  (X) 1 Dec 1840

Witnesses:           William YOUNG, James YOUNG

Proved:                  17 Oct 1853 at PCC London by Lucy BROWN, Widow and sole Exix

 

Testator:               Harry Clark, Farmer of Cloford

PROB11 ref:         /2184

Legacies:              •       to my son Harry Clark and James Gough, Bankers Clerk of Frome Swd, all my leasehold estates and all other my personal estate and effects monies and premises on trust:

-    to permit my dear wife Elizabeth to receive the rents etc. for life or widowhood for her own absolute use and benefit and to permit her to carry on my farm and to have the use of the capital employed therein for so many years of her natural life she may think proper for her own use subject to keeping on foot a Policy of Insurance hereinafter mentioned

-    after the decease or second marriage of my said wife to divide the same (except my leasehold estate held under the Manor of Nunney and the money to be recovered from the life insurance hereinafter mentioned) between my said son Harry Clark and my other children, Susan Ann Treasure, Maria Harding and Emma Clark share and share alike and stand possessed of the leasehold estate and premises upon trust for my said son Harry Clark, his exors administrators and assigns, to whom I bequeath the same subject to keeping on foot a policy of insurance for £300 on the life of William Gough, one moiety of which belongs to me and the other moiety to my brother William

-    on the death of William Gough to divide the amount of insurance money payable to me by virtue of said policy between my said daughters Susan Ann Treasure, Maria Harding, and Emma Clark to whom I bequeath the same subject to the life interest of my said wife therein given to her by this my will, provided that in case either my said children shall depart this life in my lifetime leaving issue such issue shall take his or her parents share

-    my trustees may advance unto my daughter Emma the sum of £100 on the day of her marriage or her entering into any business; and in the case of the said sum shall not have become payable to my said daughter Emma before the distribution hereinbefore provided for, I direct my trustees to pay Emma £100 before such distribution takes place

Executors:            my son Harry Clark and James Gough

Signed:                  23 Nov 1852

Witnesses:           Jas [?] Drake, Francis GILES

Proved:                  6 Jan 1854 at PCC London by Harry Clark the son and James Gough, the executors

 

Testator:               William COOPER, Gentleman of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2190 q.346

Legacies:              •       £200 to the Baptist Building Loan Society

                                •       £150 to the Baptist Missionary Society

                                •       £150 to the Baptist Bible Translation Society

                                •       £100 to the Baptist Irish Society

                                •       £100 to Bristol Baptist College

                                •       £50 to the New Baptist Interest about to be established in Chippenham, Wilts

                                •       £100 to the Frome British School

                                •       £50 to Frome Badcox Lane Meeting House for ??

                                •       £50 to Frome Badcox Lane Meeting House for the use of the Necessitous Poor Members of the Church assembling there

                                •       My four shares in Frome Gas and Coke Company to Samuel WHITECHURCH, Ironmonger of Devizes, Wilts

                                •       £10 to my friend the Rev. Charles James MIDDLEDITCH

                                •       All my freehold messuages, lands and tenements etc. all my household goods and furniture etc. and the residue of my monies and all other my estate to my sisters Sarah COOPER and Tryphena COOPER for their joint natural lives

Executors:            Henry COOMBS and James COX of the same place

Signed:                  21 Oct 1853

Witnesses:           John COX, John HASELL

Proved:                  1 May 1854 at PCC London by Henry COOMBS and James COX

 

Testatrix:              Martha SPERRING of Vobster in the psh of Mells

PROB11 ref:         /2195 q.563

Legacies:              •       All my worldly estate to my daughter Martha her Exors etc.

Executrix:             sd daughter Martha COLES

Signed:                  17 Feb 1841

Witnesses:           Harriet SHORT, Joseph ??

Proved:                  1 Jul 1854 at PCC London by Martha COLES, wife of Joseph COLES

 

Testator:               James Anthony WICKHAM esq. of North Hill in the psh of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2195 q.577

Legacies:              •       My lands, houses, real and personal property to my dear son James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM, his heirs etc., on trust to be divided (except the specific legacies mentioned hereafter) amongst my six children and their families, vizt my sd son James etc. WICKHAM, my son Francis Dawe WICKHAM, my son Hill Dawe WICKHAM, my son Edmund Dawe WICKHAM and my daughter Susan Dawe, now the wife of my very dear friend John SHEPPARD Esq., their heirs etc. and my dear son in law Colonel FAWCETT, the latter’s share for his four children, my grandchildren William, Selina, Theodore and Emmeline equally, the sd Colonel to have the power of appointing to such of the four as he shall think proper, taking into consideration the property comprised in the marriage settlement of my son James and of my conveyance in it of the two presentations of Church Living of the Rectory of Horsington for the benefit of my sons Hill and Edmund for their lives and also in a marriage settlement of my son in law Colonel FAWCETT and also in the marriage settlement of my son Hill and also in the marriage settlement of my daughter Susan; the £600 which I have paid to my son Francis shall also be taken into consideration, and the £20 p.a. which I have paid to Hill and £40 p.a. which I have paid to Edmund (it is very uncertain what sum I may receive of what is due to me from Hyde Whalley TOOKER [?], the Revd _ PHILLOTT’s Exors the late Arthur Austen CALVERT

                                •       My gold vase or urn given me by the late second Marquess of BATH the Earl of CORK the late Colonel Thomas Strangways HORNER and other friends to my son James … and my gold snuff box given to me by Colonel HORNER, Edward THYNNE, the sd Marquess, Major PAGET and other brother officers in the Regt of North Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry in which I ws Lieutenant, and my large old family Bible which was my late kind?? Revd John WICKHAM, Rector of Horsington, printed London Barber 1613, and my Biblia Sancta… in which is written “James WICKHAM natus fuit 10 die Martii 1662”

                                •       My South’s Sermons… to my daughter in law Ruth [?], wife of my son James

                                •       My silver bread basket… to my son in law Colonel FAWCETT

                                •       My Paley’s sermons… to my daughter in law Janet, wife of my son Hill

                                •       My largest silver waiter… to my son Francis

                                •       My Osterwald’s arguments… to my daughter in law Natalie, wife of my son Francis

                                •       My four silver candlesticks given to me by my late worthy Hurle [?] WHITCHURCH… to my son Edmund

                                •       My Hannah More’s works… to my daughter in law Emma, wife of my son Edmund

                                •       My silver toffee biggin… to my daughter Susan

                                •       My Robert Boyle’s Theological works… to my grandson William FAWCETT

                                •       My Merrink’s translation of the Psalms… to my granddaughter Selina FAWCETT

                                •       My Jenkyns’s Certainty of the Christian Religion… to my grandson Theodore FAWCETT

                                •       My Lawson’s Body of Divinity… to my granddaughter Emmeline FAWCETT

                                •       My Wogon on the Lessons… to my grandson James Douglas Elephant WICKHAM

                                •       My Naker [?] on Church Catechism… to my granddaughter Agnes Austen WICKHAM

                                •       My Edelman Sermons… to my granddaughter Edith Mary WICKHAM

                                •       My Beathe’s [?] Evidences of the Christian Religion… to my granddaughter Germaine [?] Theresa WICKHAM

                                •       My Selection from ??… to my granddaughter Agnes Caroline WICKHAM

                                •       My Bickerstoth’s Treatise… to my granddaughter Julia Arabella WICKHAM

                                •       My Horne’s Introduction… to my granddaughter Flora WICKHAM

                                •       My Mrs Trimmer’s Scripture Catechism… to my granddaughter Bertha WICKHAM

                                •       My Newton on the Church Catechism… to my grandson, the son of my son Francis [sic]

                                •       The second and other children of my son Francis, my PLATT’s Self Interpreting Testament… to _

                                •       My smaller coffee biggin… to my daughter Susan

                                •       My Novum Testamentum… to my son in law  John SHEPPARD Esq.,

                                •       The property to which my daughter Susan becomes entitled under this my will shall be held on the trusts declared in her marriage settlement dated 17 Apr 1852

                                •       The property conveyed in the marriage settlements of my children which is to be taken into account shall include all real or personal estate derived under the will of my late father in law Hill DAWE

Executor:              James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM

Signed:                  23 Oct 1852

Witnesses:           William PITMAN, Henry J. PARSONS, Clerks to Messrs WICKHAM & CRUTTWELL, Solrs, Frome

Proved:                  1 Jul 1854 at PCC London by James Whalley Dawe Thomas WICKHAM esq.

 

Testator:               Benjamin CREES of Witham Friary

PROB11 ref:         /2195 q.594

Trustees:              Brothers-in-law James WHITE of Tinemead [?] Farm and William GEORGE of Chain Farm, both of Witham Friary

Legacies:              •       the whole of my property to my Exors in trust with full discretion in carrying on the farm I occupy for the support and advantage of all my children; to be equally divided amongst children when the youngest is 21. "And whereas my family being large and my property limited I make it as a father's dying request to such of my childrenad may by good fortune or by the kind act of any good friend or relation succeed to any property beyond their brothers and sisters that they will make such their good fortune of advantage to them in some degree by giving up all or part as the case may be of such portion... as they would be entitled to under this my will..."

Executors:            James WHITE and William GEORGE

Signed:                  2 Mar 1852                                                                         

Witnesses:           Isaac TUCK [?], Uriah ?? [short name], George HALLATT [?]

Proved:                  2 Aug 1854 at PCC London by James WHITE & William GEORGE, Exors

 

Testatrix:              Elizabeth MOON, Spinster of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2196 q.630

Legacies:              •       All my share in the two buildings on the north side of Fountain Lane now occupied by Mr Richard BAILY as a brewery and for grinding malt and in the tenement adjoining in the occupation of Miss SCAMMEL with the cellar and store rooms behind it occupied by Richard BAILY and in the dwelling house adjoining with the workshops and premises belonging now occupied by John SCAMMEL and in the three tenements adjoining in Nail Street and occupied by PEARCE, BUNN and CANNINGS; and in the buildings and gardens on the south side of Fountain Lane occupied by Richard BAILY and the two messuages in Matthews Barton occupied by NELSON and BRAN [?] to my brothers Robert MOON and Samuel MOON, their heirs and assigns as tenants in common for ever

                                •       My share in the tenement, garden and outhouses on the south side of Fountain Lane now occupied by Richard BAILY to Robert MOON and Samuel MOON, their Exors etc. for all my interest

                                •       Residue to my nieces Mary, wife of Edwin ROBINS, and Emma MOON and Jane MOON, daughters of my brother Joseph MOON, their heirs etc. for ever

Executor:              Samuel MOON

Signed:                  14 Oct 1850

Witnesses:           Mary Matilda WHEELER, Geo. MESSITER, Solr, Frome

Proved:                  24 Aug 1854 at PCC London by Samuel MOON, brother, sole Exor

 

Testator:               Edmund Levi TREASURE, Farmer of Cloford

PROB11 ref:         /2196 q.644         

Legacies:              •       All my household goods and furniture, stock and estate to my dear wife Susan Ann TREASURE

Executrix:             My wife  

Signed:                  10 May 1853        

Witnesses:           J. FRENCH, Henry ROBINS, Clerks to Henry MILLER, Solr, Frome        

Proved:                  1 Aug 1854 at PCC London by Susan Ann TREASURE, Relict, sole Exix              

 

Testator:               Joseph Mayo STILES, of South Parade, Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2218 q.731

Legacies:              •       The stock in my name in Bank of England bonds or in the names of Joseph Mayo STILES and Elizabeth STILES his wife to my son Joseph Davis STILES and my son Alfred Henry STILES and my daughter Eliza Mary STILES, to be divided in equal shares between them

                                •       My moiety of leasehold houses in Bath St, Frome, now in the occupation of George FRENCH, Cabinet Maker, and Thomas NEAL, Boot & Shoe Maker, as yearly tenants to my son Alfred Henry STILES, in consideration of Alfred paying his bro Joseph £150

                                •       My moiety in two leasehold cottages and various yards in Nunney Lane in the psh of Frome and also the moiety of a policy for the life of John LACEY for £50, also the moiety of a leasehold cottage in Vicarage St to my son Alfred Henry STILES

                                •       All my household goods and furniture to my daughter Eliza Mary STILES

                                •       All my wearing apparel to my son Joseph Davis STILES

                                •       Plate to be valued and one third of this to Joseph; the plate to be divided share and share alike between the Alfred Henry STILES and Elizabeth Mary STILES

                                •       Residue to Alfred Henry STILES and Eliza Mary STILES

Executor:              Alfred Henry STILES: Joseph’s share of the funded property to be paid in weekly instalments at Exor’s discretion

Signed:                  1 Jan 1853

Witnesses:           Samuel MANNING, Maria Louisa MANNING

Codicil:                  3 Jun 1855

                                •       Bath St property to Eliza Mary STILES alone

                                •       Edward FLATMAN and John HASSELL, both of Keyford, to be Trustees and each to receive £30

Witnesses:           Edwin BUSH, Mary Ann DAVIES

Proved:                  1 Aug 1855 at PCC London by Alfred Henry STILES

 

Testator:               Charles TUCKER, Carrier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2218 q.740

Legacies:              •       All my effects to my wife Mary TUCKER

Executrix:             Mary TUCKER

Signed:                  23 May 1850

Witnesses:           James A. TAYLOR, John STEVENS

Proved:                  20 Aug 1855 at PCC London by Mary TUCKER

 

Testatrix:              Sarah ALLEN, Widow of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2218 q.750

Legacies:              •       All my reversion in fee of freehold houses and premises in Blunt St, Horton St and Nail St, Frome which I lately purchased of the trustees of my late husband’s will to my son Thomas Bull ALLEN, his heirs and assigns, provided he takes this in full discharge of £200 and interest which I owe him

                                •       All my foreign china equally between my dau Sarah ALLEN and my sons Francis Pasco ALLEN and John ALLEN

                                •       Five family portraits for life to my son Francis Pasco ALLEN; and after his death to my gson Francis Henry ALLEN, but if he dies before he is 21 to my youngest son Thomas Bull ALLEN

                                •       All my foreign china plate and silver equally between my dau Sarah ALLEN and my sons John ALLEN and Thomas Bull ALLEN

                                •       Residue of personal estate to my daughter Sarah ALLEN

                                •       Whereas by deed poll dated 15 Feb 1853 being an appointment by me of certain trust monies and premises under the powers contained in my marriage settlement I have directed that the trustees should be seized of these funds on trust for my children Sarah ALLEN, Francis Pasco ALLEN, John ALLEN and Thomas Bull ALLEN in equal shares, I now revoke this appointment so far as concerns my son Francis Pasco ALLEN and appoint that the trustees shall stand seized of the funds which would have been received by Francis Pasco ALLEN in trust for my two sons John ALLEN and Thomas Bull ALLEN in equal shares as though Francis Pasco ALLEN’s name had not been inserted in the deed poll

Executors:            John ALLEN, Thomas Bull ALLEN

Signed:                  18 Jan 1854

Witnesses:           Eliza STEVENS of Frome, Elijah BUSH of Trowbridge

Proved:                  27 Sep 1855 at PCC London by John ALLEN and Thomas Bull ALLEN

 

Testator:               Jesse BIRD, Gent of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2235 q.527

Trustees:              John SINKINS, Manufacturer of Frome, Thomas GREEN, Gent of the same and Wilson Clement CRUTTWELL

Legacies:              •       The house in which I now reside with the garden, stable, outbuildings etc. to the Trustees, to pay the rents to Elizabeth THEOBALD for her life; and after her decease to Peter Bassett THEOBALD, her husband, for life; and after the decease of the survivor, to her children by any husband in equal shares

                                •       A policy for £400 in the London Mutual Office on my life and the monies thereby assured to Elizabeth THEOBALD

                                •       The residue to the trustees to sell and apply four sevenths of the proceeds in favour of Elizabeth THEOBALD, Peter Bassett THEOBALD and the issue of Elizabeth THEOBALD; and the remaining three sevenths for the three children of my deceased daughter Sarah HARDING who are now supposed to be living in Australia as they respectively attain 21, the share of any dying before 21 without leaving issue to be shared equally between the surviving children of Sarah HARDING and Elizabeth THEOBALD

                                •       My daughter Elizabeth THEOBALD shall have the option of taking the house which she now occupies and the two adjoining houses in Catharine Hill at a valuation to be made by Mr Richard Harding HARROLD or some other competent valuer

                                •       I declare that my trustees may pay the interest on the share of Sarah HARDING's children to their father Thomas HARDING to be applied for their benefit; and direct that they insert an advert in two newspapers published in Australia within 12 months calling upon Sarah HARDING's children to come forward, and that it shall be repeated every year for ten years after my decease; and after that pay the interest to Elizabeth THEOBALD's children

Executors:            My daughter Elizabeth THEOBALD and Wilson Clement CRUTTWELL, Gent of Frome

Signed:                  27 Dec 1855

Witnesses:           Hy [?] J. JARSONS [?], Clerk to Messrs WICKHAM & CRUTTWELL, Solrs, Frome; Ann VELTOM, Shepards Barton, Frome

Proved:                  17 Jul 1856 at PCC London by Elizabeth THEOBALD, wife of Peter Bassett THEOBALD, the daughter, and Wilson Clement CRUTTWELL, Exors

 

Testator:               Richard HODDER, Tin Plate Worker of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2237 q.628

Trustee:                Harry HAMS

Legacies:              •       £10 to my late brother John’s wife

                                •       £10 to each of the children of my late brother John’s wife, viz John, Martha & Mary

                                •       £25 to my brother Samuel

                                •       £25 to my niece Elizabeth daughter of Samuel HODDER

                                •       £10 to my nephew William HARVEY

                                •       £10 to Mary, wife of William HARVEY

                                •       £10 to George HARVEY, son of William HARVEY

                                •       £10 to Elizabeth Jane, daughter of William & Mary HARVEY

                                •       My freehold dwelling house in Keyford St, late in the occupation of Mrs Ann BUTLER as tenant, to William HARVEY and his wife Mary for life; and at their decease equally between their children George and Elizabeth

                                •       My freehold land known as part of Swans Nest at Rodden Lake in the psh of Frome to Harry HAMS and his wife (late Sarah Hodder HARVEY, Spinster), also two leasehold cottages at Gore Hedge and £100

                                •       t£10 o my late brother Edward’s widow

                                •       £10 to each of her children, viz William and Jane

                                •       £3 to each of the late Joseph COOK’s children, viz Thomas COOK, Samuel COOK, Joseph COOK, Mary COOK, Elizabeth WOODSTOCK, Ann NEWPORT and Dinah GREGORY

                                •       Residue to be sold and proceeds divided equally between my brother Samuel, Elizabeth daughter of Samuel HODDER, William HARVEY and Sarah wife of Harry HAMS

Executor:              Harry HAMS

Signed:                  12 Sep 1854

Witnesses:           E. BUSH, J. PAPPS

Proved:                  1 Aug 1856 at PCC London by Harry HAMS

 

Testator:               Nathaniel HAYNES, Yeoman of Chapmanslade, Wilts

PROB11 ref:         /2202

Legacies:              •       to my friends William YOUNG Gentleman and Joseph Warne BROWNE Ironmonger, both of Warminster, Wilts, all my messuages, lands and tenements, monies and securities for money, insurance policies, household goods and furniture, book and other debts and all my real and personal estate and effects to hold to them their heirs executors and administrators and assigns upon the following trusts: to dispose of all my real and personal estate and place the proceeds out at interest in their names in Government or real security or in the Warminster Bank for Savings until the youngest of the two present children namely Louisa and Emma of my now only daughter Sarah ALLEN is 21, then divide the trust monies with accumulations and pay them to Louisa and Emma ALLEN in equal shares; and in case of the death of either such children under 21, the whole monies to be paid to the survivor; and in case of the death of both under such age, the Trust monies to be paid to my daughter Sarah ALLEN absolutely; and I do empower my said trustees to raise and pay for the advancement and preferment of either or both during their minority any portion or portions of their or her expectant share not exceeding one half part thereof

Executors:            William YOUNG Gentleman and Joseph Warne BROWNE

Signed:                  14 Aug 1854

Witnesses:           Jno. HAGRAM, Solr Warminster, Thos. S. COOMBS, his clerk

Proved:                  15 Dec 1854 at PCC London by William YOUNG, one of the Exors; power granted to Joseph Warne BROWNE, the other Exor

 

Testator:               James LEE, Clothier of Frome Swd

PROB11 ref:         /2237 q.637

Legacies:              •       All my estate and residue to my sister Susanna LEE

Executrix:             Susanna LEE

Signed:                  5 Jun 1855

Witnesses:          

Proved:                  13 Aug 1856 at PCC London by Susanna LEE, Spinster

 

Testator:               Ann CLARK, Spinster of Ridgeway, psh of Nunney

PROB11 ref:         /2251

Legacies:              •       to the Revd Chasty MABER s/o Thomas MABER, Gent of Bruton, £100

                                •       to Maria COCKEY, Spinster of Frome, sister of Edward COCKEY Snr, Iron Founder of Frome, and Mary Elizabeth HODDER d/o Samuel HODDER, Assessor of Taxes of Stony St, Frome, and to my friends Edmund Crabb OLIVE and Wilson Clement CRUTTWELL, Gent of Frome, £50 each

                                •       to the two granddaughters of my late uncle Edward CLARK, namely Amelia HOWELL, Spinster, and Jane WALTER, Widow, both of Road, Soms, and to my faithful servant Jane MARCHANT, £10 each

                                •       to Ann SLADE, Widow, and Sarah ALLEN, Widow, both of Ridgeway, and Elizabeth HUMPHRIES w/o John HUMPHRIES, Shoemaker of Ridgeway, the three daughters of Elizabeth HART who was formerly my nurse, £5 each, the legacy of Elizabeth HUMPHRIES to be paid into her own hands

                                •       to my cousin Harry EDGELL Esq. of the City of Bristol £2000 and all my silver plate, watches, jewels and trinkets except those hereinafter bequeathed to sd John White LITTLE and also my miniature likeness of the late James EDGELL Esq. deceased

                                •       the messuage or dwelling house with the adjoining garden in the occupation of Harriet LEDYARD as tnenat and the close of meadow or pasture in the rear of it extending to the back of Brunswick Buildings in the occupation of Harriet LEDYARD or her undertenant, all at Fromefield in the psh of Frome to sd Harry EDGELL, his heirs and assigns; but if he dies in my lifetime equally between his children or child and the children or remoter issue of any deceased child of his then living, his, her or their heirs, Exors etc. in equal shares

                                •       to John White LITTLE the messuage or dwelling house in Stony St in the psh of Frome now in the occupation of John BARNARD and the messuage or dwelling house in Hooper’s Close in the psh of Frome now in the occupation of Zachariah CHISLETT and the messuage or dwelling house at Keyford in the psh of Frome now in the occupation of _ RABBITTS and the messuage or dwelling house in Broadway in the psh of Frome in the occupation of James TURK and the two closes of pasture at the Butts in the psh of Frome in the respective occupations of Mary BURGESS and Joseph DOGGERELL and the residue of my real and personal estate

                                •       all the estates vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee to sd John White LITTLE, Edmund Crabb OLIVE and Wilson Clement CRUTTWELL, their heirs etc. on trust to hold or dispose of pursuant to the sd trusts and on payment of the money secured on mortgage to convey or assign the estates in mortgage to the persons entitled thereto

Executor:              John White LITTLE, Gent of Bath

Signed:                  10 Jun 1856

Witnesses:           Jas. C. WOODHOUSE, George A. DANIEL, Clerks to Messrs. WICKHAM & CRUTTWELL, Solicitors, Frome

Proved:                  9 May 1857 at PCC London by John White LITLE, sole Exor

 

Testator:               James GREENLAND the Elder, Farmer of Friggle Street

PROB11 ref:         /2260 q.817

Legacies:              •       £50 to my dau Elizabeth PRICE

                                •       My copyhold estate called PICKFATTs held under the Manors of Rodden and Flintford and an insurance policy on the life of Anne PARROTT and £150 thereby assured due, my farming stock, household goods and residue to John HODDINOTT, Farmer of Norton St Philip, and William ALLARD, Farmer of Friggle Street, on trust to share them between my son James GREENLAND and my dau Mary GREENLAND equally

Signed:                  12 Jun 1856

Witnesses:           James COX, Thomas Duffet LORD [?], Geo FESTING, Curate, Frome Woodlands

Proved:                  5 Nov 1857 at PCC London by James GREENLAND, son, and Mary GREENLAND, Spinster, dau, Exors

 

Testator:               of Frome Swd

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