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ID

Date

Source

Lot No.

Text

Surnames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

301

1889

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48/147 Walford - 1889 - Sale of property in Walford by National Provincial Bank to William Evans (Langstone Court Farm, Llangarren). Originally mortgaged to Bank by William Bennett Jones, the property is identified by numbers on the Tithe map. Parchment - with large common seal of Bank and signatures of 3 Bank officials. 16

Evans

Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

302

1889

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48/113 Walford - 1889 - Mortgage of property in Walford by William Evans (Llangarren) to Ferdinando Stratford Collins (Ross). Property, occupied by William Higgins, and formerly by George Green, is identified by the numbers on the Tithe Commutation Map. Paper. Signed by William Evans. 18

Evans

Collins

Higgins

Green

 

 

 

 

303

1890

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48/68 Walford - 1890 - Re-conveyance of Property in Walford by Ferdinando Stratford Collins (Ross) to William Evans (Llangarren) on repayment of Mortgage. Paper. Signed by F S Collins. 19

Collins

Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

304

1890

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48/119 Walford - 1890 - Statutory declaration by Henry Rudge (formerly Walford, now Dinham, nr. Chepstow) and Jonathan Jones (Walford) concerning cottage to be sold by Rudge to Harry Leslie Blundell McCalmont. Rudge provides details of his parents, inheritance of property and work carried out on the cottage, and Jones gives further details about the family. a) Paper - folded and written on 3 sides - signature of Henry Rudge and 'mark' of Jonathan Jones, Together with b) copy (made 1882) of Henry Rudge's Birth Certificate, c) copy of the entry for his parent's marriage. [see also 48/114 and 120] 32

Rudge

Jones

McCalmont

 

 

 

 

 

305

1890

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48/120 Walford - 1890 - Indemnity given by Laura Elizabeth Collins and Nathaniel Kyrle Collins (Ross) as executors of William Hutcheson Collins to Harry Leslie Blundell McCalmont in respect of property to be sold to him by Henry Rudge. It was formerly mortgaged to W H Collins, but the Security Deed had been lost. Includes details of sale agreement of the same date and a schedule of the cottage and lands. Paper . Signed by Laura E Collins and N Kyrle Collins. [see also 48/119] 22

Collins

McCalmont

Rudge

 

 

 

 

 

306

1890

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48/122 Walford - 1890 - Lease of property by Manley Kingsmill Manley Power (Ross) to Harry Leslie Blundell McCalmont (Bishopswood). Details of cottage and schedule of lands over which sporting rights granted - various covenants relating to landlord and tenant. Paper . Signed by M K M Power. 22

McCalmont

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

307

1890

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48/118 Walford - 1890 - Sale of Properties by 'tenants in common' of an estate, to Edwin Arthur Brassey Crockett. The vendors - Richard and James Thorney (both of Aberdare, Glam.), Luke and John Alfred Owen (both of Barry, Glam.) - the husband and son of Caroline, dec'd, and Samuel and Sarah Davies (formerly of Swansea, but now of Carthage, Missouri, U S A). Gives details of properties in Walford. Parchment - signed and sealed by all 5 vendors. [see also 48/121 on Miscellaneous page under Wales, Aberdare) 27

Crockett

Thorney

Owen

Davies

 

 

 

 

308

1891

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48/123 Walford - 1891 - Agreement between Richard Tummy and George Simmonds / Symonds for letting of house and garden. Paper - signed by Richard Tummy and George Symonds. 12

Tummy

Simmonds

Symonds

 

 

 

 

 

309

1899

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48/128 Walford - 1899 - Insurance Policy issued to Harry L B McCalmont in respect of Howle Farm (occupied by Mr Higgins), listing the estate buildings and their values. Noted on reverse - McCalmont's interest vested in William O N Shaw in 1901. 8

McCalmont

Higgins

Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

310

1904

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48/127 Walford - 1904 - Short Declaration by Edward Otto Partridge (Dolgelly, Merioneth) identifying land sold to William Otho Nicholson Shaw (of Bishopswood). Paper - signed by Edward Otto Partridge, together with a large detailed hand drawn plan on waxed paper, identifying land sold. 18

Partridge

Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

311

1889

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50/23 Archdale, Sybilla Mary [nee Miles] - Ledbury- 1889. Probated will - vellum - names husband, 4 children, father, brother and sister - in - law. 20

Archdale

Miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

312

1876

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53/65 Badham, Bathsheba [widow] - Tarrington - 1876 Probated will - vellum - names 2 sons, 2 daughters [Prosser, Smith] and daughter in law. 18

Badham

Prosser

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

313

1873

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53/61 Bailey, John - Colwall - 1873 Probated will - vellum - names 6 children of 2nd marriage. 20

Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

314

1875

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53/63 Bannister, William-Tarrington/ Stoke Edith - 1875 Probated will - vellum - names wife. 16

Bannister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

315

1739-1798

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48/44 Barrett - Scrap of paper showing details of 5 Barrett Baptisms and Deaths between 1739 and 1798. 5

Barrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

316

1850

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48/47 Barrett, Mrs. Sarah - Ledbury - 1850. Inventory of share allotted to Mrs. Mary Buckle of effects bequeathed equally between her and Margaret Morris wife of William Morris, Ledbury. Paper - signed by Jos. Bird, Appraiser, Ledbury. 12

Barrett

Buckle

Morris

Bird

 

 

 

 

317

1850

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48/46 Barrett, Mrs. Sarah - Ledbury - 1850. Inventory of goods allotted to Mrs. Margaret Morris of effects bequeathed equally between her and Mary Buckle , wife of William Buckle, Monmouth. Paper - signed by Jos. Bird, , Appraiser, Ledbury. 12

Barrett

Morris

Buckle

Bird

 

 

 

 

318

1850

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48/45 Barrett, Mrs. Sarah - Ledbury - 1850. Inventory of goods bequeathed to Margaret Morris wife of William - paper - hand written and signed by Jos. Bird, Appraiser, Ledbury. 12

Barrett

Morris

Bird

 

 

 

 

 

319

1891

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50/24 Barrett, Emily - Bosbury - 1891. Probated will - vellum - names husband, 7 children of sister Mary Pritchett and niece Emily Iles . 20

Barrett

Pritchett

Iles

 

 

 

 

 

320

1894

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50/25 Bishop, Eliza [Widow] - Ledbury - 1894. Probated will - vellum - names 3 sons and daughter. 20

Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

321

1860

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53/51 Bosley, Benjamin - Little Marcle - 1860 Letters of Administration names sister, Mary. 7

Bosley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

322

1900

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48/57 Bourne, Richard -Rosedale, Belle Orchard, Ledbury - 1900 Inventory and valuation of furniture and effects. Paper - prepared and signed by William Manton, licensed appraiser. 6

Bourne

Manton

 

 

 

 

 

 

323

1868

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53/57 Bowers, John - Colwall - 1868 Probated will - vellum - names brother, William of Chipping Norton and 6 children. 22

Bowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

324

1837

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48/27 Bullock / Gardiner / Phillips / Wight - 1837 Declaration by Thomas Bullock (Bishops Frome). Details of his age and early employment on the estate at Eversbatch the property of Ann Gardiner; of 3 generations of Ann's family including son in law - Wight, and grandchildren (granddaughter married William Phillips of Bromyard, who now owned estate). Paper with 'mark' of Thomas Bullock. 27

Bullock

Gardiner

Wight

Phillips

 

 

 

 

325

1868

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50/19 Calder, Joseph - Townhope - 1868. Probated will - vellum - wife, Charlotte. 17

Calder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

326

1894

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53/81 Connop, George - Eastnor - 1894 Probated will - vellum - names son, daughter in law and 5 grandchildren. 22

Connop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

327

1898

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53/84 Cooper, Thomas - Bishops Frome - 1898 Letters of Administration - widow, Rachel and son, William Charles, residing in Chimbarongo, Chile. 7

Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

328

 

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48/59 Davies Thomas - Weston Beggard -see 'Pitt' - Ledbury, below.

Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

329

1894

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53/80 Evans, Charles - Led bury - 1894 Probated will - vellum - names 5 children. 22

Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

330

1804

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48/25 Gardiner, James - Instone, Bishops Frome - 1804 Contemporary copy of Will written on paper. Names wife, 3 children, daughter in law and 5 grandchildren ( including wife of Rev. John Freeman). Property and land in Bishops Frome, Batchfield and Bromyard - much identified by names, adjoining roads, etc. 20

Gardiner

Freeman

 

 

 

 

 

 

331

1880

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53/39 Godsall, Mary Ann [widow of 53/49] - Tarrington and Tewksbury - 1880 Probated will - vellum - names 2 sons, 2 daughters [one married Blizard, Tewkesbury] 22

Godsall

Blizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

332

1855

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53/49 Godsall, Thomas - Tarrington - 1855 [see also 53/39] Probated will - vellum - names wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters [1 to be married to Blizard]. Gives extensive property details. 40

Godsall

Blizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

333

1883

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53/78 Gregg, Elizabeth [spinster] - Led bury - 1883 Probated will - vellum - names brother, sister and two nephews. 20

Gregg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

334

1889

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48/53 Griffin, William - Ledbury - 1889 Appointment of new Trustees of Will. Extensive details, including Will, Property held in Marriage Settlement (wife - Charlotte M A ), 5 children - William H C , Charles T, Charlotte M Smith, Dora S Buckell and Ellen M. , events subsequent to death and High Court Action taken by Dora against Trustees. 6 pages of paper (sewn together) signed by C M Smith, John R Smith, E M Griffin, Cha Griffin and L F Buckell (Cannock, Staffs.). 32

Griffin

Buckell

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

335

1882

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50/20 Haywood, James - Ledbury - 1882. Probated will - vellum - names wife , Elizabeth and sister, Caroline, but children are not named. 18

Haywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

336

1876

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53/66 Haywood, Thomas- Ledbury - 1876. Probated will - vellum - names wife and son. 18

Haywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

337

1870

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48/5 Hooper, William Powell - Ross - died 1870 . Paper copy of Deed of Indemnity against legacy of 1000 left to daughter, Sarah Mabel. Details of terms of will, property at Walford sold to Alfred Samuel Moran Buttemer, Sidmouth, by executors and provision for legacy of 1000. 30

Hooper

Buttemer

 

 

 

 

 

 

338

1897

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53/85 Hooper, William- Led bury - 1897 Probated will - vellum - names 7 daughters of late wife [Cowles, Dobbs, Leighton, Loveridge, Mittens, Murkley, Taylor] 20

Hooper

Cowles

Dobbs

Leighton

Loveridge

Mittens

Murkley

Taylor

339

1857

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48/23 Jones, John and Sarah - Donnington - 1857 Declaration by Peter Dee that he knew Sarah Jones, widow of John Jones of Donnington, - and that she is the person named in the attached certificate of burial. Paper, signed by Peter Dee with contemporary copy of burial certificate of Sarah Jones. 18

Jones

Dee

 

 

 

 

 

 

340

1853

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53/47 Jones, Thomas - Dorstone - 1853 Probated will - vellum - names father, brother, sister [Mathews], nephew, niece [Hannah, wife of Jonathan Davies] and their children. Gives extensive property details. 44

Jones

Mathews

Davies

 

 

 

 

 

341

1877

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53/67 Jones, Thomas - Wellington Heath, Ledbury - 1877 Probated will - vellum - names wife, son and 2 daughters [one married to John Dillon]. 17

Jones

Dillon

 

 

 

 

 

 

342

1886

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53/73 Jones, Thomas - Much Marcle- 1886 Letters of Administration - sister Ann . 7

Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

343

1837

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48/86 Jones, William - Walford - 1837 Contemporary copy of Will - paper (watermarked 1836) - names wife Mary, brother James and sisters Benediita, Mary and Elizabeth and 11 nephews (Jones, Whittingham) and nieces (Jones, Penn, Howells and Morris). Also contains details of land owned by Jones. [see 48/84, 87 and 89]. 17

Jones

Whittingham

Penn

Howells

Morris

 

 

 

344

1863

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53/52 Jones, William - Tarrington - 1863 Probated will - vellum - names wife, son, daughter and son in law William Smith. 22

Jones

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

345

1875

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53/64 Jordan, William - Putley - 1875 Probated will - vellum - wife not named, daughter, Elizabeth Griffiths. 20

Jordan

Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

346

1831

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50/18 Kendrick, Richard - Bosbury - 1831. Probated will - vellum - names wife, 3 sons and daughter. 30

Kendrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

347

1879

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53/70 Kendrick, Jane - Coddington - 1879 Letters of Administration - son, Richard. 7

Kendrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

348

1867

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53/56 Lane, John - Eastnor - 1867 Probated will - vellum - names 2 sons, 2 daughters. 20

Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

349

1871

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53/59 Lane, William - Eastnor - 1871 [? Son of 53/56] Probated will - vellum - names wife. 17

Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

350

1896

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53/82 Madders, William - Ledbury 1896 Draft Will - paper - names wife but not children. 22

Madders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

351

1878

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53/69 Mailes, Amos - Much Marcle - 1878 Probated will - vellum - names 6 children [one daughter married to Mann] and 2 grandchildren. Wife not named. 23

Mailes

Mann

 

 

 

 

 

 

352

1900

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48/57 Manton, William - Ledbury - 1900 Inventory and valuation of furniture and effects of Richard Bourne, Dec'd. Paper - prepared and signed by William Manton, licensed appraiser and auctioneer. 6

Manton

Bourne

 

 

 

 

 

 

353

1892

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48/35 Marfell - Llangarren / Weston under Penyard / Hope Mansell - 1892 Declaration by James Marfell (Llangarren). Made 9 months after declaration see 48/34. Basically the same, but only refers to brothers, Thomas - died 1885 (Weston under Penyard) and Cornelius - died 1888 (Hope Mansell) - paper - signed by James Marfell. 15

Marfell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

354

1877

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53/68 Meacham, Edwin - Led bury - 1877 Probated will - vellum - names wife, 6 children [daughters married to Bothrill, Price], grandchildren [Bennett, Meacham, Price] and Sarah Ann Robinson [wifes daughter by former husband]. 30

Meacham

Bothrill

Price

Bennett

Robinson

 

 

 

355

1885

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50/22 Meek, Edward George - Bishops Frome - 1885. Probated will - vellum - names mother Mrs. Elizabeth Wadley , widow and other [possible] relatives James Shedrick Meek and Jane Elizabeth Baker . 17

Meek

Wadley

Baker

 

 

 

 

 

356

1873

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48/108 Miles - Walford - 1873 Summons and copy of Plaint in Equity (Court action) taken by John Miles against his brother, sister in law and nephew - William, Maria and George Miles for the non payment of a legacy due under the Will of his mother, Hannah Part printed court Summons with copy of John's statement and undertaking by William's solicitor to settle out of Court. [see also 48/109 - Property etc.] 22

Miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

357

1882

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53/72 Morgan, William - Wellington Heath, Ledbury - 1882 Probated will - vellum - names wife and son. 17

Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

358

1872

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53/60 Morris, James - Much Cowaine - 1872 Probated will - vellum - names 2 brothers and wife - children not named. 25

Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

359

1853-1854

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48/151 Partridge, John - 1853/4 Letter from James Wintle - acting as ? Agent - to Thomas Territt (Ruardean, Glos.) stating John Partridge was willing to purchase small piece of land. Signed by James Wintle. Endorsed on reverse, and signed by Thomas Terrett - that purchase money received. Single sheet of blue paper (approx 9"x 7") folded double. 8

Partridge

Wintle

Territt

 

 

 

 

 

360

1856

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53/48 Perrins, Richard - Munsley - 1856 Probated will - vellum - names wife, Martha, residuary beneficiaries - Benjamin Saunders and Mary Ann Williams [daughter of William Williams] The Woodman Inn, Bradford. 28

Perrins

Saunders

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

361

1862

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53/55 Pitt, Walter - Led bury - 1862 Probated will - vellum - names 6 brothers and niece. 20

Pitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

362

1907

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48/59 Pitt - Ledbury - 1907 Appointment by Mary Ann Pitt (Ledbury) of part of Interest in Trust set up by the Will of her father - Thomas Davies dec'd, to one of her children - William James Pitt. Refers to provisions of Thomas Davies' Will, his wife, 4 children (one daughter married - Moore), and Mary Ann's children. Written on 3 sides and signed by Mary Ann Pitt. 26

Pitt

Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

363

1889

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53/75 Playstead, Edwina - Led bury - 1889 Probated will - vellum - names 5 nieces [Clarke, Herbert, Maule, Playstead], 2 nephews [Bluck, Powell] and grand nephews / nieces. 20

Playstead

Clarke

Herbert

Maule

Bluck

Powell

 

 

364

1869

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53/58 Pollard, Benjamin - Wigmore - 1869 Probated will - vellum - names wife, niece [?Pau] wifes sister [Tipton] and another, not named. 26

Pollard

Tipton

 

 

 

 

 

 

365

1862

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53/54 Scattergood, William - Led bury - 1862 Probated will - vellum - names wife and eldest son [other children not named], wifes brother and his son [Rann] . 22

Scattergood

Rann

 

 

 

 

 

 

366

1901

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53/87 Revell, Jane [widow] - Eggleton / Led bury - 1901 Probated will - vellum - names 12 nephews / nieces [Barrett, Brown, Pudge, Waldron]. 20

Revell

Barrett

Brown

Pudge

Waldron

 

 

 

367

1846

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53/46 Reynolds,John - Putley - 1846 Probated will - vellum - names wife and four children. 27

Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

368

1892

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53/79 Richards, John - Led bury - 1892 Probated will - vellum - names 2 sons, daughter and grandson [Harris]. 22

Richards

Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

369

1732

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48/1 Showell, John - Ledbury - 1732. ORIGINAL Will. Paper - names 5 children and son - in - law William Deeks, New York . Signed by John Showell and witnesses - John Browning, James Taylor and Joseph Hide. 50

Showell

Deeks

Browning

Taylor

Hide

 

 

 

370

1897

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53/83 Smith, Albert - Yarkhill - 1897 Probated will - vellum - wife not named, sister, Sarah and brother in law, William Richard Hankins [? married to his sister, Jane]. 18

Smith

Hankins

 

 

 

 

 

 

371

1776-1829

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48/150 Smith, Nathaniel - Avenbury - 1776 - 1829 - Five small paper documents including :- 1) Pedigree of Nathaniel Smith with details of his 2 wives, 5 children and their spouses (Hill, Walker, West, Willan). 2) Extract (stamped at 'Kings Silver Office) of Fine, recording Sale of Property to Benjamin Gardner by Nathaniel's daughters. 3), 4 ) & 5) Certified extracts from Parish Records confirming details of Marriage of Nathaniel, and Baptism of his children, burials of Nathaniel Smith and Eliza Catherine Gardiner (Stanford Bishop). 14

Smith

Hill

Walker

West

Willan

Gardner

 

 

372

1858

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53/50Smith, William - Led bury / Town hope - 1858 Probated will - vellum - beneficiary, Hannah [wife of Thomas White]. 21

Smith

White

 

 

 

 

 

 

373

1890

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53/76 Smith, William - Eggleton - 1890 Probated will - vellum - names 2 sons. Wife and other children not named. 18

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

374

1874

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53/62 Sparkman, John - Little Marcle - 1874 Probated will - vellum - names wife and 6 children. 28

Sparkman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

375

1853

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48/62 Terrett, Joseph and Hannah - Ross - 1853..... see entry under Terrett, George in Gloucestershire.

Terrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

376

1898

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53/86 Turner, Emily Adelaide [spinster] - Little Marcle - 1898 Letters of Administration - father, John. 7

Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

377

1886

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53/74 Vale, Francis Villiers - Coddington - 1886 Letters of Administration - father, Henry Edward Vale. 7

Vale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

378

1800

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48/138 Walker, Thomas - 1800 Release by Thomas acknowledging receipt of his share of legacy due to his mother Elizabeth Walker under Will of her Father - Phillip ?Morres, charged upon premises of Francis Massey, Tenbury. Paper, watermarked, with 4 small holes slightly affecting text - signed by Thos. Walker. 36

Walker

Morres

Massey

 

 

 

 

 

379

1863

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53/53 Warren, Samuel - Newtown Ironworks, Led bury - 1863 Probated will - vellum - names wife. 15

Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

380

1792

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48/72 Webb, John - the Dam, Walford - 1792 Sworn deposition made by John Webb (aged over 80 years). Refers to Common Law wife, Anne Heming (daughter of William) and their 3 children - married names, Edwards (Oxenhall, Glos.) and Penn, and his marriage (following Anne Heming's death) to Anne Hoskins and their 3 children - married names Phillips and Counsell (Goodrich). Written on watermarked paper with duty stamps and 'mark' of John Webb. 42

Webb

Heming

Edwards

Penn

Hoskins

Phillips

Counsell

 

381

1886

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48/129 Whittard, James Butt - Whitchurch - 1886 & 130 - Certified copies of - a) Will - refers to wife Ann, and b) Probate, issued by PDA Division of High Court. [see also 48/131, below, and 132, in 'Property' section - under Hope Mansell - re Bankruptcy of Anne Whittard] 11

Whittard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

382

1886

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48/131 Whittard, J B - Whitchurch - 1886 Certified copy of Burial Certificate (prepared 1893). [see also 48/129, above and 132 in 'Property' section - under Hope Mansell] 6

Whittard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

383

1881

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53/71 Williams, Richard - Eastnor - 1881 Probated will - vellum - names wife. 16

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

384

1884

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50/21 Winnall, Sarah [widow] - Ledbury - 1884 Probated will - vellum - names son James Barrett, Frank Peters Smith and 2 sisters [Higgins and Clarke] also named as beneficiaries. 20

Winnall

Barrett

Smith

Higgins

Clarke

 

 

 

385

1799

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48/143 Witcomb, John - c.1799 Examination of John Witcomb, born about 1782, regarding the treatment he had received from his step father - Mr. Greening - following his mother's re-marriage. John had a sister about a year older than himself. Gives details of schooling, work he'd had to undertake and beatings by Greening. Written on 1 sheet of paper (watermarked 1795) 24

Witcomb

Greening

 

 

 

 

 

 

386

1827

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48/164 Official copy of Will of Reeve, Judith (spinster) - (Bromyard, Hfdsh.) - died 1827 - various bequests to friends, with bulk of estate going to cousins - Rev. John Hallward (Essington, Suffolk) and Thomas Hallward (Greys Inn, London). Paper, watermarked 1828. 18

Reeve

Hallward

 

 

 

 

 

 

387

1480, 1606, 1632

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Kington. Assignment of a lease for 1000 years of a meadow of 2 acres and a close of 1/2acre of land on the south side of the river, called "Waythell", from Richard Powell of Leonhalles [Lyonshall], yeoman to John Langford of Titley, shoemaker, dated 6 June 1606, mentions the original lease of 1480 whereby the churchwardens of Kington leased the land to Richard Daywyn for 1000 years and is endorsed with a further assignment from John Langford to John James of ?Glawdestrey [Gladestry], shoemaker dated 1632, parchment title deed in English in good condition with one seal tag but no seal

Powell

Langford

Daywyn

James

 

 

 

 

388

1815

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An interesting and engaging hand written Last Will and Testament plus codicil dated 6th July 1815 during the reign of King George III, pertaining to Lewis Jones of the Parish of Dorston County of Hereford Gentleman. Other names mentioned: Thomas Jones, Hannah Jones, James Jones, Elizabeth Matthews, James Matthews, Rev John Jones, Phoebe Beavan & Ann Lloyd. Witnessed by Jno Reece, John Reece (that is correct, two John Reeces) & Thos Higgins. Property mentioned includes: Great House and Green Hill in the Parishes of Dorston and Peter Church. Dol y Bungum situate in the Parish of Llowes in the County of Radnor. The Court House. Penny Plock. A very clean and comprehensive document bearing the usual long-term storage folds. Comprising a single folded sheet of period watermarked paper approx. 16 x 13. A short repairable tear with no paper loss, but all text fully legible for transcription. Single red wax seal countersigned by Lewis Jones plus a single paper capped seal to the codicil. The signature to the codicil has been cut out from the document probably to nullify the codicil prior to death of Lewis Jones.

Jones

Matthews

Beavan

Lloyd

Reece

Higgins

 

 

389

1849

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An attractive and interesting Letter of Administration document dated 17th August 1849 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Pertaining to the estate of Catharina Beavan late of the Parish of All Saints in the City of Hereford Spinster. Other names mentioned include: John Bird, Anne Wall, John Griffiths Beavan + 3 witnesses. A clean document bearing the usual storage folds. Comprising a single sheet approx. 8 x 8. All text fully legible for transcription. Bearing a single embossed blue revenue stamp with single lead escutcheon plus a single pendant wafer seal bearing the arms of the Archdeaconry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Beavan

Bird

Wall

 

 

 

 

 

390

1763

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1763 Receipt from William Turner's Tennant for Land & ground rent 10/- per year, and building 6/- per year, in the Borough of Leominster, to a female called, Patience Nelme, with her Mark "P N" against her name. From the image, I read this as a landlord's notice to his tenant of a transfer of ownership of the freehold of two pieces of land, one from Mr Joseph Pateshall and one from Mr Henry Dobbes to Mr William Turner.

Turner

Nelme

Pateshall

Dobbes

 

 

 

 

391

1794

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[Dymock] Further Mortgage of the Church, Rectory & Tithes In 1793 Sir Henry Tempest of Tong (Yorkshire) borrowed 1300 (c80,000 in today's money) fromThomas Higgins of Eastnor (Herefordshire). This 1794 further mortgage records Sir Henry borrowing a further 700. This deed has had its seals and the major parts of the signatures of both parties cut away. Moreover, only this top sheet survives from what was clearly a multi-sheet deed. Sometimes signatures were cut away when debts were repaid, but this item bears all the hallmarks of the seal collector - such a shame after 200 years. Nevertheless theres some historical detail to be gleaned from this surviving top sheet. (ref 0000)

Tempest

Higgins

 

 

 

 

 

 

392

1877

Chapel Books

 

[Blakemere] Conveyance of 2 Cottages called 'The Brook' This 1877 conveyance to Henry Heywood is signed by the churchwarden and the overseers, and bears the seal of the guardians of the poor of Weobley Union. Manuscript on parchment, nice & clean. (ref C1368A)

Heywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

393

1904-1921

Chapel Books

 

[Bodenham] Broadfield & Dudales Hope Estates Collection of over 20 [mostly property] deeds & documents covering the period 1904-1921. Includes several large hand-coloured plans. Concerns Helme, Burrell, Benn, Evans & Arkwright families. Also included is an envelope containing 8 photographs of farmhouses, cottages etc. (ref ST31)

Helme

Burrell

Benn

Evans

Arkwright

 

 

 

394

1841-1906

Chapel Books

 

[Bredwardine] 2 Deeds Relating to Croft of Webb This property (the more recent of the deeds - a 1906 mortgage transfer - contains a hand-drawn site plan showing the property to be on the Bredwardine-Merbach Hill Road) is described as three '...cottages or dwellinghouses having fallen into a ruinous state....'. Several earlier deeds appear not to have survived, but one that has is an 1841 assignment showing the properties to have been the concern of female members of the Hereford family of Williams for at least 65 years. The two items (ref 172/B)

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

395

1742-1881

Chapel Books

 

[Burghill] Small Group of Documents Relating to Elton's Marsh Elton's Marsh is on the modern A4110 road heading North from Hereford. This nice little group of 5 documents comprises 2 abstracts of title [c1805 and 1861], a copy mortgage of 1843 and 2 actual deeds [an 1842 mortgage assignment and an 1861 conveyance]. Between them, they record events from 1742 to 1881. For the first 50 years or so the property concerned was part of a much larger estate owned by the Salway family of Richards Castle, but in 1799 butcher John Powell acquired 6 acres of then meadow land adjoining the then Hereford-Dilwyn turnpike road. By 1811 5 houses had been 'lately erected' when farmer James Floyd of Pipe & Lyde acquired the property, which in turn passed to the Lane family through mortgage. In 1861 it was sold to John Turner, and 20 years later sold to labourer John Powell. It is intriguing to speculate on whether he knew of the involvement of his namesake & possible relative 80 years earlier. All in all an interesting chronicle of local events spanning 140 years. The group (ref 172/C)

Salway

Powell

Floyd

Lane

Turner

 

 

 

396

1819-1836

Chapel Books

 

[Dorstone] Property Deeds relating to Whitehouse, 1819-1836

Five large multi-page parchment deeds as follows:

1819 Deed of trust Higgins to Jones & Higgins

1819 Assignment & further mortgage Higgins to Griffiths

1831 Mortgage transfer Griffiths to Price

1832 Release & assignment Price to Powell

1836 Mortgage Powell to Wilde

Whitehouse is described as being 'in the Township of Bach in the Parish of Dorstone'. The group (ref 50/19)

Jones

Higgins

Griffiths

Price

Powell

Wilde

 

 

397

1864

Chapel Books

 

[Ledbury & surrounding parishes] A List of Constables Appointed in the Ledbury District..............

Printed list for 1864 for 21 parishes with the names, abodes and professions (inc 7 blacksmiths, 4 labourers and 16 farmers) of the 40-odd appointees. Old folds, small tears where folds cross but nothing serious, single paper sheet, ideal for framing for the local historian (the family historian may wish to check on surnames by email). Parishes are Ashperton, Aylton, Bosbury, Canon Froome, Castle Froome, Coddington, Colwall, Donnington, Eastnor, Eggleton, Ledbury, Little Marcle, Much Marcle, Munsley, Parkhold, Pixley, Putley, Stretton Grandsome, Tarrington, Woolhope and Yarkhill. (ref 502/11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

398

1834

Chapel Books

 

[Llangarren & Whitchurch] Deed of Exchange of Land This is an 1834 agreement between Whitchurch esquire Daniel Hughes and Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe of Devon, in which parts of The 12 Acre Field and Sheep Cot Field in Llangarren were exchanged for parts of Plash Field and Old Forge Field [Whitchurch] which had become isolated by the new turnpike road leading from the Monmouth-Ross Road to Hereford (ie the modern A4137). Both copies of the indenture are available - however they are not an exact match [though signed and dated]. (ref 5/15) The pair

Whitchurch

Hughes

Simcoe

 

 

 

 

 

399

1880s

Chapel Books

 

[Llangarren/Marstow/Whitchurch] Collection of Papers concerning Ruxton Farm These papers date from the early 1880s when Ruxton Farm, parts of which lay in 3 parishes, was owned by Mary Jane Collins of Newton Lodge, near Monmouth. The collection is predominantly correspondence, much of it in Mrs Collins' own hand, and she seems to have had a succession of problem tenant farmers. Over 90 items in all. (ref 7421)

Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400

1821

Chapel Books

 

[Luston] Sale Particulars & Conditions of 3 Cottages The exact location of these 3 cottages, which came up for sale in 1821, isn't shown - only the names of the 3 occupants - William Ward, John Price and Thomas Burton - give us, looking back from 180-odd years later, any clue as to where they were. This is a very unusual arrangement inasmuch as John Price - presumably the John Price shown as occupant of one of the cottages - was effectively selling his life interest in the cottages which, on his death, would revert back to the next 'life'. This is reflected in the purchase price - just 20 - paid by Edward Scarlet of nearby Eye. The sheet containing details - such as they are - of the cottages is a cut-down version of a larger sheet, the top half of which (undoubtedly cut away in 1821 & not here present) related to other Luston property in another sale. Printed particulars, now 8"x6", accompanied by printed conditions with manuscript insertions on 2 sheets each approx 8"x13" and bearing the signature Edward Scarlet, he having paid 4 deposit. (ref 3006)

Ward

Price

Burton

Scarlet