Wiltshire

(Latest update of this page – 9/8/2017)

Property etc.

105/1 Alworth (Alford), Bradford – 1730 – Lease of cottage, garden etc by Lady Ann Powlett, widow (Englefield, Berks) to John Blake the elder (Alworth / Alford), sons John & Samuel Blake.  Details rent & herriotts, service to be provided, etc. Sheet of paper – several small splits in the folds -with ink & embossed duty stamps. ‘Mark‘ of John Blake with red wax seal, witnessed by Randolph Webb & Randrew England.  £58

132/20 Bishops Cannings – 1856 – Deed of Arrangement between the purchasers of 2 separate Estates formerly part of the Lewis Marriage Settlement. Details of the 1828 Settlement between Israel Lewis, John Williams Gwynne Hughes and others on the1828 marriage of Leyton Orton Lewis and Catherine Garnons Hughes which included the settlement of the Bourton Manor Farm (Bishops Cannings) and Hampstead Manor Farm (Old Sodbury, Glos.). David Lewis (Stradey, Carmarthen) was Trustee for the settlement. There were 3 sons and 2 daughters (not named) of the marriage of Leyton & Catherine.  Refers to agreement for sale of Bourton Estate to George Skeate Ruddle (Bishops Cannings) and the Hampstead Estate to Henry J. Randolph (Yate, Glos.). Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed D. Lewis, G.S. Ruddle and Henry J. Randolph.  £58

199/30 Boreham – 1839 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease / Release for the conveyance of Lands) by Thomas Webb & Joseph Davis  (both Bristol) to William Pearce (Redgill, Winford). The conveyance may relate to the sale of land by the trustees & beneficiaries of a Hawkins Trust as the document refers to the Release of the next day to which the following are party :- James Buckler Osborne Bayly & Susan, his wife (Boreham, Wilts), George Boulton & Ann, his wife (Iron Acton, Glos.), Benjamin Lavers Hawkins (St. Just, Cornwall) and Matthew Gravett Hawkins (Bristol). Details of plots of land called Redding Pits at Winford, including acreages and numbers on Tithe Apportionment map, formerly tenanted by William Read, then Thomas Read, now George Read. Large parchment sheet with embellished 1st 2 words, signed & sealed by Thomas Webb & Joseph Davis, witnesses on reverse include Tho. W. Webb.  £57

105/22 Corsham – 1802 – Surrender of Copyhold lands to Manor of Corsham by John Fuller (Hadley, Middx) as security for mortgage advanced by Henry Merewether (Calne). Lands to joint use of Merewether, Edward Robson (Castle St, Leicester Sq. Middx) & John Ladd (Calne). Names various properties & lands including Eyres, Collens & Neston Park Farm; former owners & occupiers including late William Flower, Thomas Nicholls,  James Beaven & Joseph Taylor.  Paper with tiny splits in folds, ink & embossed duty stamps, some pencil markings.  Signed / sealed by Fuller, Merewether, Robson & Ladd, witnessed by Jno Merewether (attorney, Marshfield, Glo.) & John Stump (Corsham).  £48

105/23 Corsham – 1803 – Redemption of Mortgage secured on Copyhold lands by John Fuller (Neston Parks, Corsham) from the Exors of   Henry Merewether (Calne) – his widow Mary, John Merewether (eldest son, Marshfield, Glo.) & Rev Francis Merewether (Combehay, Somerset).  Names various properties & lands including mortgaged property bought from Henry Merewether.  Paper folded in 2, written on 3 sides.  Signed  by Francis Merewether, M Merewether,   Jno Merewether,  witnessed by Richd Shutth Cruttwell (Bath), Robt Forman (Bath), Henry A Merewether (Inner Temple, London) & Jno Ladd.  £48

104/18 Corsham – 1814 – Mortgage Bond given by Joseph Taylor (Gastard) to William Hulbert (North Wraxale) & Audley Harvey (Chippenham). Refers to Mortgage Agreement of same date. Pre-printed paper watermarked 1811 with ink manuscript details – printed & embossed duty stamps. Some pencil notes on reverse. Signed / sealed Joseph Taylor,  witness signature W Gundry.  £36

130/57 Cricklade & Swindon – 1900 – Sale of part of Horfield Court Farm by Mervin Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne (Swindon)  & Thomas Butt Miller (Cricklade)  for full details & price – see Gloucestershire page under Property – Horfield

130/58 & 59 Cricklade – 1902 – Sale of half interest in part of Horfield Court Farm to Thomas Butt Miller the second witnessed by A M Miller (Chippenham, Wilts). For full details & price – see Gloucestershire page under Property – Horfield

130/60 Cricklade – 1903 – Sale of land by  Thomas Butt Miller (Cricklade). For full details & price – see Gloucestershire page under Property – Horfield

130/19 Cricklade – 1905 – Grant of Right to use Sewer, by William John Graham (Bristol) & Thomas Butt Miller (Cricklade) to the Bristol United Breweries Ltd for the Duke of York Inn.  Witnessed by  R Coombes, butler (Cricklade). For full details/price of document, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –  Horfield .

130/20 Cricklade – 1905 – Sale of Land by William John Graham (Horfield) & Thomas Butt Miller (Cricklade).  Witnessed by Eliza Prior, widow (Cricklade).  For full details/price of document, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –  Horfield .

135/18 Devizes – 1841 – Counterpart of Lease of House & premises in Northgate Street by William Hughes to George Washington Anstie (both Devizes). Details of former tenants [John Richard, then Miss Coward] & adjoining properties, tenants responsibilities. includes a schedule of Landlords Fixtures & Fittings naming various rooms.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Light stain to small area, some pencil marking. Signed / sealed George W Anstie, witnessed on reverse by Joseph E Randell (clerk to Anstie, solr.)  £52

64/92 Devises – 1904 – Assignment of Mortgage on  The Old Crown, Bristol by Alfred Briggs Chandler (Devises), Thomas George Chandler (Notting Hill, Middx), Robert John Chandler (Weston Super Mare) & William Mawer (Bath)  t/a “Chandler & Mawer” and Thomas George Chandler, Alfred Briggs Chandler and Robert Drew Wheeler (High Wycombe) as Executors of Thomas Chandler deceased to Sir Frederick Wigan & Frederick William Wigan (both of Southwark Street, London). Refers to 1880 Mortgage of property by  Shedrack Potter  to William Mawer, Thomas Chandler & John Chandler – and 1898 further advance by Chandler & Mawer. In 1898 Potter sold the premises to R W Miller & Co Ltd subject to the mortgages. Also refers to the appointment of Executors under the Wills of Thomas Chandler & John Chandler. Parchment sheet folded in 2 and written 3 sides, signed & sealed by T. G. Chandler, Robt John Chandler, A B Chandler,   R D Wheeler & William Mawer. £38

105/44 Donhead St Mary – 1854 – Assignment of Lease of house & land (identified by numbers on Parish Survey) by William Horder to his son James Gould Horder [land occupied by Alfred Horder] (all of Donhead St Mary). Details of 1829 Lease which mentions William’s other children – Selina, William & Thomas. Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written on 2½ sides, embossed & ink duty stamps, signed by W & JG Horder, witnessed by Robt Sayer (solr, Shaftesbury).  £34

84/308 Highworth – 1915 – Contract for Redemption of Land Tax on land at  Westrop & Hampton, owned / occupied by Jethro Kinch Coleing.   Pre-printed sheet paper with manuscript details. A small location plan naming adjoining landowners, attached. Signed by Commissioners JP Crow & H De la Bère. [This contract relates to different land from that in document 84/309] £18

84/309 Highworth – 1915 – Contract for Redemption of Land Tax on land at Hampton, owned / occupied by Jethro Kinch Coleing & on a cottage at Byde Mill, owned by him but occupied by Collett.  Pre-printed sheet paper with manuscript details. A location plan (torn in places), attached. Signed by Commissioners JP Crow & H De la Bère. [This contract relates to different land from that in document 84/308] £16

158/12 Horningsham – 1824 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease / Release for transfer of property …. exact purpose of transfer not made clear) of land – Husseys in North Brewham, Somerset and  Shuttlehill in Brewham by Richard West (Witham Friary, Somerset)  to Rev. Francis Skurray (Horningsham). Previous & current occupiers named include John White, William Winslow, Richard Gould & Joseph Hughes. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words “mark” & seal of Richard West. £46

158/13 Horningsham – 1825 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease / Release for transfer of property)  of of farmhouse & buildings in North Bruham, Somerset occupied by John Ashford by  Rev. Francis Skurray (Horningsham) to “The Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the augmentation of the maintenance of the Poor Clergy“.  Parchment sheet signed / sealed by Francis Skurray. £46

135/9 Little Durnford – 1710 – Lease of Mansion House & grounds by exors / trustees [Robert Hyde (Halth), John Gauntlett (Netherhampton) & Thomas Chaffin (Chettle, Dorset)]of late John Young (Little Durnford), who previously occupied it – to Rt Hon Henry Lord Herbert of Cherbury (Chirbury, Salop.). Edward Young party to agreement. Large sheet parchment with very decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed 4 wax seals, each with a different impression – Robt. Hyde, John Gauntlett, E Young .  £82

84/299 Little Hinton1828 – Lease for a year (being 1st part of Lease & Release for sale of land) by John Bowles (Longcot & Shrivenham) to John Hibbard (Little Hinton). Richard Coster (Longcot, now Little Hinton) party to agreement. For full details & price, please turn to my Berkshire page – Property –  Longcot 84/166 Malmesbury – 1863 – Transfer of Real Estate by Thomas Robert Tufnell (Spring Grove, Middx) as Trustee for Thomas Dewell dec’d to his son Charles Goddard Dewell (Roehampton Pk, Sy). Details of Marriage Settlement of Thomas Dewell & Henrietta Susanna Tufnell (1830) & subsequent events & agreements relating to it, together with schedules of the Lands including tenants names – John Besant,  Thomas Lavis,  Daniel Reeve (at Burton Hill) and Robert Croombe, J & E Pike (at Malmesbury),  acreage & adjoining occupiers of property transferred. 3 large sheets parchment – 2 have small hole in fold with small loss of text – signed / sealed T R Tufnell.   £45

84/166 Malmesbury – 1863 – Transfer of Real Estate by Thomas Robert Tufnell (Spring Grove, Middx) as Trustee for Thomas Dewell dec’d to his son Charles Goddard Dewell (Roehampton Pk, Sy). Details of Marriage Settlement of Thomas Dewell & Henrietta Susanna Tufnell (1830) & subsequent events & agreements relating to it, together with schedules of the Lands including tenants names – John Besant,  Thomas Lavis,  Daniel Reeve (at Burton Hill) and Robert Croombe, J & E Pike (at Malmesbury),  acreage & adjoining occupiers of property transferred.   3 large sheets parchment – 2 have small hole in fold with small loss of text – signed / sealed T R Tufnell.   £45

132/21 Malmesbury – 1863 – Sale of the Horseshoe Inn, (formerly the Downend Inn) and Lands at Downend, Mangotsfield, Glos. by Thomas Hill (Malmesbury ) to  Isaac Holder (Downend). Refers to separate acquisition of Inn (1829) & Lands (1830) by Thomas Hill from a) Elias Isaac & Edward Isaac and b) George Frederick Isaac respectively. Also refers to marriage of Holder 1839 and mentions former tenants of the lands – Thomas Shipley, Elizabeth Orchard & Charles Emett. Large sheet of parchment, with decorative 1st 2 words, signed and sealed by Thomas Hill & Isaac Holder, witnessed on reverse by Thos. H. Chubb (solicitor, Malmesbury) & H. Ray  (solicitor, Bristol).  £58

132/1 Melksham – 1804 – Mortgage of a close of land k/a New Leaze in Whitley & Shaw, Melksham by Sarah Boucher (Corsham) to James Bull (Melksham). Refers to original 1787 mortgage of the half share by Samuel Pett Boucher and Sarah his wife (then of Biddeston St. Nicholas, Wilts.) to Isaac Holborow the younger of North Wraxall, Samuel’s death, part repayment of the mortgage and subsequent remortgage in 1804 by Sarah to George Moule (Melksham). Following the death of her unmarried sister, Betty Atwood, Sarah became entitled to the other half interest in the close, and this Deed refers to the remortgage of the whole close to James Bull. At that date the close was tenanted by ……….. Jones & Thomas Banning.  3 large sheets of parchment with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating a small Royal Coat of Arms, signed & sealed by Sarah Boucher & George Moule, witnessed on reverse by John Longe.  £68

84/301Rodbourne Cheney – 1877 – Mortgage taken out by Robert Follett Nicholls  (Islington) with Swindon Permenant Building Society on security of property at High St, Rodbourne Cheney. Includes details of acquisition of land from Henry W Hicks & Thomas W Player Isaac in 1873. Large parchment sheet pre-printed, with manuscript details, signed / sealed by Nicholls. The reverse of the document includes a plan showing location of property.  £42

84/292 Rowd(e) – 1681 – Lease by John Norden (Lincoln’s Inn, Middx) son & heir of John Norden dec’d (Badbury) to John Hiscock (Rowd) of a dwelling house in Rowd – details of sub – lease (sitting tenant Ruth Brewer) and annual rent. Parchment – very decorative initial letter & further embellishments to top margin. Split about 12″ long at bottom – not affecting text, & concealed by ‘turn-up’ at base of document, a few small stains. Signed by Jo. Norden, with seal tag but wax seal missing. Witness signatures on reverse – Tho Hawkins,  Samel Wilkins (or Wickens),  Charles Danvers.   £130

132/18 Standen and New Swindon – 1855 – Sale of  lands at Yate, Glos. by William Godwin (Standen Farm, Wilts. nr Hungerford, previously of West Kington, Wiltshire) as  executor of Mary Godwin (Wapley & Codrington) to Daniel Shipp (Yate). Reference to Trust & Marriage Settlement 1806  of William Godwin, snr (Wapley & Coddrington) [son of John Godwin (Chipping Sodbury)] to Mary Higgs (daughter of Moses Higgs of Wapley & Codrington) to which Trust the lands were granted. John, son of John Godwin and Josiah Higgs, son of Moses were party to the Settlement; mentions death of William Godwin, snr and the Will and death (1845) of Mary his widow. There were 6 children of the marriage of William & Mary – William Godwin, John Anthony Keepen Godwin (Chipping Sodbury), Moses Godwin (Codrington), James Godwin (New Swindon, Wilts), Henry Godwin (died 1847) and Mary Ruth Arnold nee Godwin (widow of William Arnold of Standen Farm nr Hungerford). Also gives names and Tithe Map numbers of the lands sold. 3 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed William Godwin, John Anthony Keepen Godwin, Moses Godwin, James Godwin and Mary Ruth Arnold.  £69

131/4 Stert – 1801 – Sale of Land by Kempsford Inclosure Commissioners to Richard King –  signed and sealed by 3 Commissioners, including  John Gale (Stert), for details see my Gloucestershire page – Property –  Kempsford

84/302 Swindon – 1884 – Sale of property in Clifton Street by James Hinton (New Swindon) to Alfred Reynolds (Hadson, Wilts). John Withy (Bath) party to agreement as mortgagee. Includes details of location, acquisition & mortgage. Large sheet parchment folded in 2 – written on 2 of 4 sides – signed/sealed by Withy & Hinton, witness signatures A Edward Withy (Bath) & A Ernest Withy (Sol. Swindon)   £26

84/303 Swindon – 1889 – Second mortgage taken out by John Thomas Mayell (New Swindon) with Walter H Kinneir (Swindon). Details of acquisition of 5 Grahams Terrace, Clifton St. Large sheet parchment folded in 2 – written on 2 of 4 sides – signed/sealed by Mayell – witness signature WH Kinnier. Includes note of repayment signed over a penny stamp by Kinneir in 1901.  £26

84/306 – Swindon – 1906County Fire Office Ltd Insurance Policy taken out by Walter Clapper (Wood St) on dwelling house & shop in Rodbourne Road, when occupied by F Moore.  Large pre-printed sheet paper with attractive vignette & manuscript details. Memorandums on reverse up to 1912, when occupied by ‘hardware & crockery dealer’.  £7

84/307 – Swindon – 1911 –  Sale of property – 141 Clifton St (previously k/a 5 Graham Terr) by Jabez Bull to Charles Frederick Farr, noted re purchase from James Hinton. Large sheet parchment folded in 2 – written on 1+ sides. Signed/sealed by Jabez Bull & witnessed by W S Jones (solr, Swindon).  £25

105/39 Trowbridge  – 1875 – Lease of Manufactory, Millhouse, Cottage, etc by Edward Burges (Bristol) to Messrs Gould Thomas & Co [ partners include Charles Atkins Collins (Trowbridge)],  for full details & price, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –  Bristol / St. Philip’s Marsh

84/304 Upper Stratton – 1894 – Sale of lands by Ernest Alfred Tucker (Bourton House, Shrivenham, Berks) as life tenant of estate of Henry Tucker (Bourton Hse + London), to Jethro Kinch Coleing (Stratton St Margaret). Some details of Will of Henry Tucker & death of his wife Elizabeth.. Parchment booklet written on 6 sides, includes a schedule of the lands – signed/sealed by Ernest Tucker & Coleing also by the Trustees of the Will, Edmund Willett,  James Hambleton King & John Godfrey Baumbach (both London) The document incorporates a large (approx. 17″x 23″) plan of the lands.  £70

64/1 Warminster Mortgage – Thomas Arnold to Roger Townsend – 1790 Paper – refers to lease of 1788 of property in Warminster. The document is noted with details of repayment of mortgage, signed by Arnold. £27

215/191 West Wellow – 1893 – Further mortgage on property & land granted to Alfred Edward Hebditch (West Wellow) by George Maughan Footner (Romsey, Hants). Refers to original 1892 mortgage. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 – written on 1+ sides. Signed by Alfred Edward Hebditch, witnessed by M.A. Buckley (Footner’s clerk). The reverse is signed by G.M. Footner acknowledging repayment in 1906.   £28

215/192 West Wellow – 1906 – Redemption of  mortgages on property & land in West Wellow by Alfred Edward Hebditch (now of Romsey, Hants). Details of original 1892 & further mortgages by George Maughan Footner (Romsey) & further mortgages granted by Edward Footner (Hanover Terrace, Notting Hill, Middx.). Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 – written on 1+ sides. Signed  Edwd Footner & G.M. Footner , witnessed by F.L.Footner (Romsey).   £27

46/7 Edwards, John – Wilton, Great Bedwin to William and Jane Richens – Little Bedwin 1795 Obligation Bond for £2400 in respect of £1200 owed to the Richens’ by Edwards. Partly printed document on paper, with signatures of John Edwards and W. Richens, and of witnesses J A Warne and J W Brockway. £25

190/37 Wootton Bassett – 1745 – Obligation Bond given by James Maris / Maries (Wootton Bassett) to Robert Freeth (Wootton Bassett) re Mortgage of even date.  Watermarked paper written 1 side, embossed duty stamps, signed / sealed by James Maries, witnessed by Thos Biggs & Richard Watts.  £46

Wills, etc

225/22 Brimsdon, Thomas – Alton Priors – 1698/9 General Release by Thomas Brimsdon of all claims, actions, etc he has against John Smith (Alton).  Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side, ink & embossed duty stamps. Signed / sealed by Thomas Brinsdon, witnessed by Elizabeth Smith & Richard Dicke.  £60

233/53 Brown, Henry – 1876 Copy of Probated Will and Codicil of Mary Brown ( Wood Green, Hailey, Oxon – died 1876)  – brothers Henry Brown (Blacklands Park, Wilts.) John Brown, James Brown, George Brown & Frederick Brown. Servant – Elizabeth Wheeler. Large sheet of paper folded in 2 & written on 3 sides. £13

53/167 Clark, Ann Augusta (spinster) – Collingbourne Kingston – 1878 Copy of Probated Will – paper – beneficiaries, cousin – Elizabeth Piper, and various children of James Appleford of Southampton.  £12

98/158 Dewell, Thomas – Corsham? / Malmsbury ? – 1853 Copy of Will & Codicil (originals made 1847& 1850) – wife Elizabeth A,  son Charles G. 1st wife Charlotte – her brothers John dec’d,  William & Rev. Gaisford (of Christchurch), his 2 daughters named. 2nd wife’s daughters Elizabeth M,  Mary A Bellers. Dewell doesn’t state place of residence, but all witnesses were of Corsham. Written on 2 large sides of paper watermarked 1856. [see above also – Property section – Malmesbury – 1863]   £21

46/2 Earle, Elizabeth – Collingbourne Kingston – 1753 Original Surrender of Life Interest in estate of Thomas Earle, to nephew John Earle, Chute. Written on paper, signed and sealed by Elizabeth Earle – also signed by witnesses – Sam. Salmon and Elis. Chandler. £45

46/1 Earle, Thomas- Collingbourne 1742 Contemporary paper copy of Will. Refers to sister, brother, uncle, nephews, nieces, cousin – related family names – Gale, Harwood, Longman, Russell, Sutton. £42

44/9 Edwards, Charlotte – ?Wilton 1893 Paper receipt for Life Assurance premium. £3

46/89 Edwards, Frederick – Wilton – died 1862 Appointment of New Trustees 1881 – vellum – Signed and Sealed by trustees and beneficiaries – 8 Edwards [mainly Wilton], James Tibbetts, Oxford, William Arthur Tibbetts, Stowe, Nebraska, U.S.A. Signed by witnesses – Edwin James Harvey, Oxford and John Taylor, Stowe, Nebraska, U.S.A. £38

53/165 Humphrey, Elizabeth (widow, nee Gater) – Salisbury – 1817 Copy of Will and 3 codicils – 3 sheets of paper (watermarked 1831) – names 3 sisters (Gater, Mexham, Pritchett), 8 nephews and nieces, not named. Property in Poole, Dorset.   £25

211/84 Manley, Marmaduke – Park Dale, Devizes – dated 1914 Original Codicil to Will – wife  referred to, but not named. Sister Amy (w/o Francis Gilbert White), mentions he’s serving in Kings Army. Sheet paper watermarked 1906 folded in 2, written 1½ sides signed M Manley, witnessed by Ferdinand A Bryan (Goodmayes, Essex) & a Cambridge solicitor.  £21

84/296 Marten, Thomas  – Chilkton?? – 1767 Obligation Bond given by Thomas Noon (Newtown) to Thomas Marten (Chilkton??, Wilts). Refers to mortgage of even date between them. For full details & price, please turn to my Berkshire page – Property – Hungerford Newtown

211/82 Osmond, William – Rudge, Froxfield – dated 1832 Original Will – wife Elizabeth [her daughter Elizabeth Hodge], brother Joseph. 4 properties in Hungerford New Town [occupied by Robert Purton & John Thacker .  Sheet paper folded in 2 & written 3 sides. Signed & sealed by Wm Osmond, witnessed by Edward Burch (63 Chancery Lane) George Platt with ‘mark’ of Eliza Page.  £38

235/1 Pynsent, Sir William – Urchfont – (original dated 1705) – Later Abstract of the 1705 Settlement relating to the intended Marriage of John Wallis (only son of John Wallis of Nettlebed, Oxon) to Patience Pynsent (eldest daughter of Sir William Pynsent of Urchfont). Details of cash sum to be settled by Sir William and lands (in Kent and Nettlebed – the latter were formerly part of the estate of John Taverner and then his daughter Mary Harris, widow) to be settled by John Wallis the elder. Also details how the Trust Funds are to be held for the benefit of John the younger, Patience, his wife and any children of the marriage. 5 sheets of paper – watermarked 1830 – written 4 sides. Cover sheet has a number of small splits in centre fold, the other sheets with a small split in centre fold, not affecting text. [see also, Oxfordshire page – Wallis – 235/2, 3, 5, 6 & 7] £40

97/45 Warman, Stephen – Purton – 1776 Contemporary attested copy of Will – wife Ann(e), brother Thomas, brother in law William Large, sons William,  John,   James,  Stephen, daughter Susanna. Various closes of land, gives acreage & field names.  3 sheets watermarked paper written 3½ sides several additional notes. Minor tears & holes in folds / fraying to edges (particularly affecting cover sheet). Attested by Will Parsons & Willm Beckett.  £35

118/96 Webb, Guillam – Atworth, Bradford – 1809 Near contemporary copy of Will – wife Elizabeth,  sons James,  Guillam,  George,  Daniel,  Nathaniel,  Thomas,  William,  Jonathan R, daughters Elizabeth Jones,  Hester Gunning dec’d – her children not named. Property – Melksham,  Atworth,  Box,  Wraxall – names of people from whom acquired, and some of the occupiers. Personal bequests of silver & furniture. 5 sheets paper, watermarked 1816, written on 3+ sides only – small tears in centre folds.  £32

66/39 Wheeler, Thomas – Alderton – Included in Supplemental Abstract of Release by Legatees for full details & price, please see my Somerset page – Wills N-Z – Wood, Mrs Mary – probate granted Bristol – died 1867

53/166 Woolford, Henry – Broad Blunsdon – 1872 Probated Will and Codicils – vellum – names wife and her nephews and nieces (Piniger, and Tuck, of Portishead, Somerset). Gives details of land.  £23