Death Duty Records, 1812-57

 

To keep track of death duty due, tax collectors monitored bequests. Their records are kept in class IR26 of the Public Record Office and can be viewed on microfilm at the Family Record Centre. Finding the right film is rather time-consuming, but happily the folio numbers are given on the Estate Duty transcripts in the Frome Society for Local Studies indexes. These are needed to find the appropriate film in IR27, the index to IR26.

 

Notes from the records are listed below by IR26 film and folio reference, which is not always the same as date of probate.

 

The clerks’ summaries use the following abbreviations among others:

DB:                         Descendant of a brother

DS:                         Descendant of a sister

Str:                          Stranger to blood [i.e., not a blood relation]

Exor:                       Executor

Lr:                           Letter [sent to establish liability for duty; usually identified by a reference number, then /two digits indicating the year]

Testor:                   Testator:

I have also used my usual abbreviations.

 

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

 

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IR26 ref:                /538 f.816

Testator:               Thomas AYRES, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 30 Nov 1812

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       3 Nov 1812

Will signed:          2 Nov 1803

Executor:              William DENMEAD or AYRES, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Legacies:

(1)

All property after paying trifling legacies to be divided as follows:

 

 

 

-

half to wife Mary AYRES subject to a contingency, then to William DENMEAD or AYRES

Value £268 15s 9d

£26 17s 7d duty paid 21 Apr 1829

 

 

-

half to William DENMEAD or AYRES

Observations:      3rd letter refused

 

IR26 ref:                /558 f.900

Testator:               William POBJAY, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 10 Dec 1812

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       -

Will signed:          8 Jun 1809

Executrix:             Jane POBJAY of Frome Swd, Relict

Legacies:

(1)

All Testor's property to wife Jane POBJAY

Not liable for duty

 

IR26 ref:                /567 f.36

Testator:               John ALLWOOD, late of Babington, Yeoman

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 8 Jan 1813

Effects:                  Under £2,000

Died:                       -

Will signed:          15 Sep 1812

Executrix:             Martha NUTH of Babington; Sarah BEACHIM of Mells

Legacies:

(1)

£100 to gdau Mary ABRAHAM when 21

£1 duty paid 24 Apr 1818

 

(2)

£100 to gson William ABRAHAM when 21,

£1 duty paid 16 Mar 1823

 

(3)

Residue to wife Ann ALLWOOD: after her death to daus Martha NUTH and Sarah BEACHIM

£15 15s 4d duty paid 15 Dec 1829

 

IR26 ref:                /569 f.589

Testatrix:              Sarah ALLWARD, Spinster of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 24 Jun 1813

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       -

Will signed:          8 Apr 1813

Executor:              John ALLWARD, Brother

Legacies:

Residue to Joseph ALLWARD and John ALLWARD (Brothers)

 

 

IR26 ref:                /572 f.161

Testator:               John CREESE, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 3 Apr 1813

Effects:                  Under £1,000

Died:                       -

Will signed:          11 Oct 1810

Executor:              son Isaac CREESE, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Legacies:

(1)

£60 to gdau Ann BOWEN when 21, or if she dies sooner to gson Joseph BOWEN

12s duty paid 14 Mar 1826

 

(2)

£25 to William Baylismain [?] CREESE (Str)

£2 10s Mar 1826

 

(3)

£25 to gdau Elizabeth BAKEHOUSE

5s duty paid 14 Mar 1826

 

(4)

£25 to gson James BROWN

5s duty paid 14 Mar 1826

 

(5)

£25 to gson John BROWN

5s duty paid 14 Mar 1826

 

(6)

Residue equally among sons Isaac and Joseph CREESE, daus Sarah HODDINOTT and Hannah BROWN and gson Benjamin CREESE

Value £454 6s 8d

 £4 10s 10d duty paid 14 Mar 1826

Observations:      3rd letter refused

 

IR26 ref:                /576 f.261

Testatrix:              Mary FRICKER, Widow of Frome Swd

Effects:                  Under £100

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 9 Apr 1813

Died:                       -

Will signed:          5 Apr 1811

Executor:              Joseph HISKETT, Clothier of Frome Swd

Legacies:

All Testatrix's personal estate to Exors to be sold and shared between Eliza HISKETT and Sophia HISKETT when they reach 21

 

 

IR26 ref:                /617 f.683

Testator:               John KING, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 3 Oct 1814

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       -

Will signed:          24 Jul 1813

Executrix:             Betty KING, Relict, of Leigh on Mendip

Legacies:

All property to Betty KING

 

 

IR26 ref:                /622 f.1042

Testator:               William RABBITS, Gent of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 3 Dec 1814

Effects:                  Under £5,000

Died:

Will signed:          16 Nov 1813

Executors:

Hugh RABBITS, of ?? Woodlands, Frome Swd (died 24 Jun 1862) and William RABBITS of Wanstrow (died 20 Apr 1868), residuary legatees

 

Legacies:

(1)

Leasehold premises and lands at Tetherington between sons Hugh and William RABBITS

Value £556 1s 4d (£566 4s 3d)

£5 11s 2d (£5 13 s 3d) duty paid

 

(2)

£1,000 charged on leasehold estate to dau Mary GANE

Duty paid £10 0s 0d

 

(3)

£800 charged on leasehold estate to dau Sarah WHITE

Duty paid £8 0s 0d

 

(4)

£700 charged on leasehold estate to dau Ann CRADDOCK

Duty paid £7 0s 0d

 

(5)

Leasehold estate in occupation of William NUTH to dau Betsy RABBITS

Value £205 15s 5d, duty paid £2 1s 1d

 

(6)

Leasehold estate near DOWLINGs and £700 to dau Margaret RABBITS

Assets insufficient to pay the £700

 

(7)

Estate in occupation of James BUTT to dau Martha RABBITS

Value £139 13s 6d; duty paid £1 7s 11d

 

(8)

An estate held under a loan for life to dau Martha RABBITS

Value £138 13s 2d, duty paid £1 7s 8d

 

(9)

£800 charged on leasehold estates to dau Martha RABBITS

Duty paid £8 0s 0d

 

(10)

Farming stock in house where Testor lives between Hugh RABBITS, Margaret RABBITS and Betsey RABBITS

 

 

(11)

Farming stock in Testor's houe at Studley between William RABBITS and Martha RABBITS

 

 

(12)

£100 to gson William WHITE when 21 or to dau Sarah WHITE if he does not live so long

 

 

(13)

£100 to gson Hugh Rabbits CRADDOCK when 21 or to dau Ann CRADDOCK if he does not live so long

 

 

(14)

£100 to Sarah GANE

 

 

(15)

£100 to William RABBITS

 

 

(16)

£100 to Mary DOWLING

 

 

(17)

Residue between Hugh and William RABBITS

 

 

1815

 

IR26 ref:                /643 f.44

Testator:               Joseph JOYCE, Victualler of Keyford Parish, Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 9 Jan 1815

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       -

Will signed:          21 Jul 1814

Executors:            William CHISLETT, Gent of Frome; Samuel HOLMES, Victualler of Frome; power reserved to _ JOYCE

Legacies:

All the Real Estate to be sold on the youngest child's attaining 21 and shared between Testator’s wife and children

 

 

IR26 ref:                /645 f.632

Testator:               William JOYCE of Beckington

Proved:                  PCC 29 Aug 1815

Effects:                  Under £3,500

Died:                       -

Will signed:          13 Jun 1815

Executor:              John JOYCE

Legacies:

(1)

…to John JOYCE, Brother

 

(2)

…to John DREW

 

(3)

…to Mary JOYCE, Relict, all of Beckington

Observations:

Exors to sell real estate if they think fit and apply the proceeds with the personal estate to the benefit of Testator's wife and children

 

 

IR26 ref:                /652 f.421

Testatrix:              Hannah PHILLIPS, Widow of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 26 May 1815

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       -

Will signed:          6 Mar 1802

Executrix:             dau Mary PHILLIPS, Spinster of Frome Swd, residuary legatee

Legacies:

(1)

Leasehold land, about 2 ac., near Cottle’s Oak to dau Mary JONES

Value £79 7s 11d

15s 10d duty paid 17 Jan [?] 1815

 

(2)

£300 3% consoles to Jno [?] WAYLAND and Thomas HARRIS in trust to pay the dividends to dau Mary PHILLIPS for life or so long as she continues single and in succession of etc.

 

(3)

Residue including several dwelling houses to dau Mary PHILLIPS

 

IR26 ref:                /655 f.1047

Testator:               James POPE, Clothier of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 6 Oct 1815

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       -

Will signed:          29 Nov 1809

Executor:              George PORCH, Upholsterer of Frome (dead by return letter); Elizabeth POPE, Widow

Legacies:

(1)

Real and personal estate to Exors to apply for benefit of wife Elizabeth POPE: after her death to sell and divide among John GILES, Thomas GILES, Henry GILES, Robert GILES, Isaac GILES, Elizabeth PACKER, Joanna COOK and Isaac COOK (all Strangers)

Cannot follow (1869)

 

IR26 ref:                /666 f.717

Testator:               Harry BALCH, Gent of Witham Friary

Proved:                  Peculiar Court of Witham 7 Jun 1816

Effects:                  Under £2,000

Died:                       19 Oct 1815

Will signed:          1 Dec 1814

Executrix:             Nancy BALCH, Widow of Witham F, Edward DYNE, Gent of Bruton, John BARNARD, Gent of Leighton Buzzard, Beds

Legacies:

(1)

Household goods and plate to wife Nancy BALCH for life and after her death as she shall by will appoint, or else equally among Testor's chn

Not liable

 

(2)

Residue to exors in trust to sell and pay Testor's debts etc, surplus…

Under £20 each

 

IR26 ref:                /666 f.891

Testator:               Joseph BUTLER, Yeoman of Witham Friary

Proved:                  Witham Friary Peculiar & Exempt 6 Aug 1816

Effects:                  Under £3,000

Died:                       19 Nov 1813

Will signed:

Executors:            John BUTLER of Witham Friary; George BUTLER of Upton Noble

Legacies:

(1)

£400 to be invested and dividends to dau Martha

 

 

(2)

Residue to sons John BUTLER, George BUTLER and Thomas BUTLER and dau Ann RYALL

 

 

IR26 ref:                /671 f.1035

Testatrix:              Frances CANDY, Widow of Cloford

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 20 Dec 1816

Effects:                  Under £3,000

Died:                       23 Jun 1816

Will signed:          10 Jul 1815

Executors:            James CANDY, Yeoman of Cloford; Thomas CANDY, Yeoman of Marston B

Legacies:

(1)

£400 to dau Mary CANDY

Value £241 3s 4d

£2 0s 2d duty paid 26 Sep 1823

 

(2)

£220 to dau Elizabeth WHITE

Value £132 12s 10d

£1 6s 7d duty paid 26 Sep 1823

 

(3)

£220 to dau Hannah CANDY

Value £132 12s 10d

£1 6s 7d duty paid 26 Sep 1823

 

(4)

£220 to dau Sarah GOUGH

Value £132 12s 10d

£1 6s 7d duty paid 26 Sep 1823

 

(5)

£220 to dau Fanny BALL

-

 

 

If any are dead, then equally among the others and dau Kingsberry JAMES and dau Ann VAGG

Value £132 12s 10d

£1 6s 7d duty paid 26 Sep 1823

 

(6)

£220 to exors in trust to invest and pay dividends to dau Kingsberry JAMES

Value £273 10s 11d

£2 14s 8d duty paid 13 Jan 1824

 

(7)

£200 with interest to exors in trust to invest and pay dividends to dau Ann VAGG

Value £120 11s 8d

£1 4s 1d duty paid 6 Sep 1823

 

(8)

Leasehold estate in Cloford to son James CANDY to pay thereout an annuity of £10 to Ann VAGG and the remainder to himself

Value £130

£1 7s 0d duty paid

 

(9)

Farming stock etc among James CANDY, Thomas CANDY and Mary CANDY

Value £256 5s 6d

£2 13s 1d duty paid

 

(10)

Furniture in the best chamber to James CANDY, Thomas CANDY and Mary CANDY

 

 

(11)

Remainder of furniture, plate and linen between James CANDY, Thomas CANDY and Mary CANDY and Ann VAGG, but should they not be living with Testatrix at her decease, then equally among her daughters

 

 

(13)

Residue to James and Thomas CANDY

 

 

IR26 ref:                /685 f.508

Testator:               Newton POBJOY, Plaisterer of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 6 May 1816

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       19 Nov 1815

Will signed:          1 Jun 1798

Executor:              Samuel POBJOY, Cardmaker of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Wearing apparel and watches to Samuel POBJOY, brother

 

 

(2)

Household goods to be shared equally among Samuel POBJOY (bro), Susanna POBJOY (sis), Sarah POBJOY (do.), Miriam POBJOY (do.)

 

 

(3)

Tools and stock in trade to be sold and shared equally between Samuel POBJOY, brother, and unmarried sisters.

 

 

(4)

Residue: two leasehold houses and mortar house to Samuel POBJOY for life and succ. of BK [Brother's Kindred]

 

 

IR26 ref:                /697 f.208

Testator:               John ANGELL, Tailor & Draper of Frome S

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 1817

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                       17 Oct 1816

Will signed:          11 Aug 1810

Executors:            James Brown CARY of Shepton Mallet; Joseph CARY of Shepton Mallet

Legacies:

(1)

Exors to convert and invest Testator's interest in property left to his wife by her father and pay her the dividends during her life and after her decease:

 

 

 

-

£100 to Juliet FORBES (dead)

 

 

 

-

£100 to Mary ANGELL

 

 

 

-

Remainder to Jas B. CARY

 

 

(2)

Residue to wife Sally ANGELL

 

 

IR26 ref:                /704 f.920

Testator:               James DYER, Coal Carrier of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 20 Nov 1817

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       May 1817

Will signed:          17 Jun 1815

Executrix:             Martha DYER, Relict of Frome Swd; power to William DYER

Legacies:

(1)

Leasehold premises and household furniture to Martha DYER, Wife, and after her death or marriage to be shared between daus Mary DYER, Elizabeth [?] DYER, Martha DYER and son William DYER

 

 

(2)

Residue to Martha DYER, Wife

 

 

IR26 ref:                /710 f.222

Testator:               William HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Effects:                  Under £2,000

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 1817

Died:                       11 Feb 1817

Will signed:          9 Mar 1815

Executors:            William HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd (dead); his Exor James HODDINOTT, Fulbrook Farm nr Frome

Legacies:

(1)

£110 to wife Hannah HODDINOTT

 

 

(2)

£40 to dau Hannah SUMMERS if she returns to England or to her ??

 

 

(3)

£100 to dau Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP,

 

 

(4)

…to son in law Reuben BEAUCHAMP

 

 

(5)

…to dau Nancy BEAUCHAMP

 

 

(6)

…to gdau Hannah BARTON

 

 

(7)

…to gdau Fanny SUMMERS

 

 

(8)

…to son in law John PARROT

 

 

(9)

…to Benj. BEAUCHAMP

 

 

(10)

Residue to son William HODDINOTT

 

 

IR26 ref:                /719 f.258

Testator:               John RABBITS, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 15 Mar 1817

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       2 Nov 1816

Will signed:          22 Jun 1816

Executor:              William Harwood FRAMPTON of No. 10 New Inn, London

Legacies:

(1)

£20 to bro James RABBITS

17s 3d duty paid 7 Feb 1829

 

(2)

Wearing apparel to James RABBITS

 

 

(3)

Crops on the ground at Testor's to JAMES RABBITS

 

 

(4)

Residue including a cottage, garden, orchard and piece of ground, 2 ac., held for remainder of 99 years on lives of James RABBITS, Thomas RABBITS and Mary RABBITS to William Harwood FRAMPTON

 

 

IR26 ref:                /721 f.841

Testator:               David PADFIELD, Yeoman of Leigh on Mendip

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 23 Sep 1817

Effects:                  Under £1,000

Died:                       4 Dec 1816

Will signed:

Executor:              Robert ASHMAN, Maltster of Kilmersdon

Legacies:

(1)

£50 to William ASHMAN (D[escendant of] S[ister])

£1 10s duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(2)

Cows, heifers, horse, cart and harness to be shared between Ann GREEN (DS) and Lydia BAYNTON (DS)

Duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(3)

Notes of hand for money due to Testator from Jno TUCKER to Mary FLOWER Snr

£3 duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(4)

£50 to Ann FLOWER

£5 duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(5)

£50 to David FLOWER

£5 duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(6)

£50 to Martha KING

£5 duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(7)

£50 to Mary FLOWER

£5 duty paid 24 Dec 1817

 

(8)

2d per wk to Susanna PADFIELD (Stra[nger to blood]) aged 61

 

 

(9)

2d per wk to Saml WILCOX (Stra) Dead

 

 

(10)

Residue to Robert ASHMAN (DS)

£5 13s 6d duty paid 24 Dec 1817

Observations:      Legacies (4) - (7) marked 'with benefit of survivorship'

 

IR26 ref:                /724 f.663

Testator:               William SCAMELL, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 21 Jul 1817

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       26 Dec 1816

Will signed:          11 Aug 1816

Executor:              William SCAMELL, gent of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Furniture, plate, linen and china to dau Ann SCAMELL

 

 

(2)

Residue to be divided between Ann SCAMMELL, sons Wm SCAMMELL and Benj. SCAMMELL and daus Elizth SCAMMELL (lapsed), Susan JONES and Mary EDWARDS or their issue or survivors

 

 

IR26 ref:                /756 f.246

Testator:               John RAWLINGS of Frome Swd, Clothier

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 4 Mar 1818

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       9 Jan 1818

Will signed:          30 Dec 1817

Executors:            Rachael RAWLINGS, Relict; James RAWLINGS (Dead Nov 1828), Joseph RAWLINGS, Clothiers

Legacies:

(1)

£40 to son Isaac RAWLINGS on his marriage if he marries within the lifetime of Testor's Widow

 

 

(2)

£20 to Testor's children except Isaac if they are married within the lifetime of Testor's Widow

 

 

(3)

Residue to wife Rachael RAWLINGS: after her death to Testor's children

 

 

IR26 ref:                /747 f.627

Testator:               Uriah HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 1818

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       26 Aug 1818

Will signed:          1818

Executor:              Edw ?? JONES, Frome Swd

Legacies:

All property to Edw ?? JONES

 

 

IR26 ref:                /747 f.772

Testator:               Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 6 Jun 1818

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       21 Mar 1818

Will signed:          13 Oct 1817

Executors:            James HODDINOTT, Witham Friary; Simon HODDINOTT, St Cuthbert's Outparish, the Younger

Legacies:

(1)

£50 to James HODDINOTT on condition he repay the sum for which Testator stood surety to Richard HODDINOTT and Uriah HODDINOTT

 

 

(2)

£100 to bro Thomas HODDINOTT

 

 

(3)

£180 to be invested and dividends paid to Ann BUSH for the benefit of her children; principal to be shared between them on her death, or if none living £80 to Jno BUSH

 

 

(4)

Residue to James HODDINOTT (D[escendant of] B[rother]) and Simon HODDINOTT (DB)

 

 

IR26 ref:                /770 f.307

Testator:               James BUTLER of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 6 Mar 1819

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       1 Sep 1818

Will signed:          23 Jan 1817

Executors:            William HORTON AND David BUTLER of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

House and premises late WILLIAMSs and close called ALLENs Paddocks held under Bath to dau Elizabeth BUTLER

 

 

(2)

Sufficient timber to complete a building in one of the tenements late WILLIAMSs to dau Elizabeth

 

 

(3)

House in two tenements with gardens and orchard to son David BUTLER

 

 

(4)

Close called Upmead to son David BUTLER

 

 

(5)

Annuity payable out of last two legacies to dau Suzanna BUTLER

 

 

(6)

Part of Testor's house with the bakehouse etc. and close called SPERRINGs to David BUTLER to pay annuities out of them to dau Elizabeth BUTLER and son James BUTLER

 

 

(7)

Milk house etc to son James BUTLER, but should he not return to take possession, then between Testor's children

 

 

(8)

Some furniture to son James BUTLER

 

 

(9)

Close called Abbotts Moore and piece called the Watering Place to son Stephen BUTLER

 

 

(10)

Cart and three horses to son Stephen BUTLER

 

 

(11)

Residue between son David BUTLER and dau Elizabeth BUTLER

 

 

IR26 ref:                /790 f.411

Testator:               George KING, Yeoman of Wanstrow

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 27 May 1819

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:

Will signed:          8 Sep 1818

Executor:              son George KING, Yeoman of Wanstrow

Legacies:

(1)

£20 to dau Martha GILES

 

 

(2)

Residue including leasehold estates to son George KING

Value £141 13s

Duty pd ??

 

1820

 

IR26 ref:                /826 f.360

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 12 Feb 1820

Testator:               James HODDINOTT of Witham Friary

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       21 Oct 1819

Will signed:          25 Jan 1819

Executors:            Simon HODDINOTT of St Cuthbert, Wells; power reserved to James HODDINOTT

Legacies:

(1)

£100 to Simon TURK (Gson)

£1 duty paid 28 Sep 1821

 

(2)

£100 to William TURK (Gson)

do.

 

(3)

£82 to Nancy BUSH

'lapsed'

 

(4)

£80 to James HODDINOTT (Son)

16s 2d duty paid 28 Sep 1821

 

(5)

Apparel to William TURK (Gson)

1s duty paid 28 Sep 1821

 

(6)

Term and interest in cottage and garden to Simon TURK (Gson)

10s duty paid 28 Sep 1821

 

(7)

Residue except £15 to be shared between sons James and Simon HODDINOTT

£9 6s 6d duty paid 28 Sep 1821

 

IR26 ref:                /879 f.1344

Testator:               Isaac RAWLINGS, Cardmaker of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 1821

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                       21 Dec 1820

Will signed:          30 Jul 1819

Executors:            Sarah RAWLINGS of Frome Swd, Relict; power reserved to B. [?] TROTMAN and Joseph RAWLINGS

Legacies:

(1)

Silver watch to son Thomas RAWLINGS

 

 

(2)

Gold wedding ring "he having given nr one pound towards purchasing it" [clerk's ironic(?) quote marks] to son Isaac RAWLINGS

 

 

(3)

Household furniture etc. to wife Sarah RAWLINGS

 

 

(4)

Two silver table spoons to dau Rosomond RAWLINGS

 

 

(5)

Wearing apparel to be shared between sons John and Isaac RAWLINGS

 

 

(6)

The silver box and sugar tongs that formerly belonged to his brother to dau Sarah RAWLINGS

 

Observations:      Admon with will annexed

 

IR26 ref:                /883 f.741

Testator:               James SHORT, Blacksmith of Beckington

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 26 Apr 1821

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       1807

Will signed:          1793

Executrix:             Charity SHORT

Legacies:

All property inc. leasehold to Charity SHORT, wife, for life: after her decease to all Testor's children

 

 

IR26 ref:                /884 f.910

Testator:               William SPARKS, Grocer of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 24 Jul 1821

Effects:                  Under £2,000

Died:                       10 Mar 1820

Will signed:          23 Aug 1819

Executors:            William SPARKS, Grocer of Frome Swd; John SPARKS, Grocer of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Annuity of £50 to wife Mary SPARKS

 

 

(2)

Residue to be shared between sons William SPARKS and John SPARKS

 

 

IR26 ref:                /898 f.236

Testatrix:              Sarah DREDGE, Widow of Lullington

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 15 Jan 1822

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:

Will signed:          26 Dec 1820

Executor:              William WEAVER, Gardener of Buckland Dinham

Legacies:

(1)

Furniture in possession of Testor's uncle William WEAVER etc to dau Elizabeth DREDGE

 

 

(2)

Wearing apparel etc between daus Mary DANIELLS, Elizabeth DREDGE and Sarah EMBLEN (?)

 

 

IR26 ref:                /921 f.490

Testator:               George RABBITTS, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 1 Jun 1822

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:

Will signed:          21 Nov 1821

Executors:            Hugh RABBITTS of Frome Swd; James CLACEE, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Testor's ricks of hay in a field called RAPWELLs [KAPWELLs?] in the Psh of Elm to Hugh RABBITTS (then unmarried)

 

 

(2)

Residue to dau Elizabeth JESSER

 

 

IR26 ref:                /?? f.1420

Testator:               Richard GOLLEDGE, Innholder of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 28 Dec 1822

Effects:                  Under £800

Will signed:          16 Dec 1821

Executors:            Edward Golledge PITT, Silversmith; Henry RYALL, Grocer

Legacies:

(1)

…to Widow Mary GOLLEDGE

 

 

(2)

…to Edward GOLLEDGE

 

 

IR26 ref:                /950 f.1280

Testator:               Bladud CUZNER, Weaver of Frome Swd

Proved:                  1823

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                       17 May 1822

Will signed:          24 Mar 1822

Executrix:             Mary CUZNER, Relict

Legacies:

(1)

Two broad looms to son Bladud CUZNER

 

 

(2)

£10 to dau Mary CUZNER

 

 

(3)

£10 to dau Rebecca CUZNER

 

 

(4)

£10 to son James CUZNER

 

 

(5)

£10 to dau Jane CUZNER

 

 

(6)

£10 to dau Ann CUZNER

 

 

(7)

Testor's  tenement in ?? to wife Mary CUZNER

 

 

(8)

Rents of Testator's  other property to be ?? to "the family" [clerk's quote marks]

 

Observations:      Admon. with will annexed. [Further details and remarks, handwriting v. difficult to read]

 

IR26 ref:                /977 f.694

Testator:               Piearce [sic] George SNELGROVE, late of Beckington

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 24 Apr 1823

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       Oct 1822

Will signed:          25 Apr 1822

Executrix:             Letitia SNELGROVE of Beckington, the Relict

Legacies:

(1)

All property to wife Letitia SNELGROVE

 

 

IR26 ref:                /981 f.1744

Testatrix:              Ann SNELGROVE late of Frome Swd, Widow

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 14 Oct 1823

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       16 Sep 1823

Will signed:          12 Jun 1823

Executors:            Richd WILLOUGHBY, Grocer of Frome Swd; Robt GOLLEDGE, Innholder of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

£35 to son Jas SNELGROVE

7s duty paid 24 Mar 1825

 

(2)

£35 to son Richd SNELGROVE

7s duty paid 24 Mar 1825

 

(3)

£55 to son John SNELGROVE

11s duty paid 24 Mar 1825

 

(4)

£55to son Jos[ep]h SNELGROVE

11s duty paid 24 Mar 1825

 

(5)

Residue to be sold and shared between the four sons

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1012 ff.121-24

Testator:               John POBJOY, Gent of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 27 Jan 1824

Effects:                  Under £4,000

Died:                       11 Jan 1824

Will signed:          16 May 1822        

Executors:

Edward HARRIS, Cardmaker of Frome Swd (Obt 1829); John White LITTLE, Clothier of Frome Swd (now of Bath Lr 5598/47)

Legacies:

(1)

Leasehold messuage or Tenement land etc at Nunney Lane and Critchill to the Exors in trust to pay the rents etc to Edw NEWPORT (D[escendant of] S[ister], died Sep 1827) and after his decease to Sarah NEWPORT, Wife of do., (Stra, died Feb 1830) and after the decease of the survivor to the Children of the sd Edward NEWPORT and Sarah his wife (DS) & in default of such issue to Testor's own heirs

 

 

(2)

£400 to Edw NEWPORT to invest & pay the dividends to Saml NEWPORT (altered by codicil 17 Oct 1823)

 

 

(3)

£600 to Edw NEWPORT to invest & pay the dividends to Thos NEWPORT (DS)

£18 duty paid 28 Jan 1825

 

(4)

£20 to Susa POBJOY (DBs [?])

£1 duty paid 28 Jan 1825

 

(5)

£20 to Marian HARVEY (Do.)

£1 duty paid 28 Jan 1825

 

(6)

£100 to Sarah L[ittle] TAYLOR

£10 duty paid 28 Jan 1825

 

(7)

£100 to Elizth HILL if she continues to live with Testator till his decease

Void. She did not live with Testor till his decease

 

(8)

All the furniture in her sleeping room, except a bureau, to Elizth HILL

Void

 

(9)

A Silver Watch to Gt Nephew [?] Hy HAWKINS

Paid upon with No 10

 

(10)

All Testor's plate and china equally among

 

 

 

- Elizth HAWKINS (Gt Niece?) (altered by codicil 29 Nov 1823)

Paid upon with No 14

 

 

- Mary HAWKINS, (do.) and

6s 7d duty paid 9 Jan 1826

 

 

- Laura HAWKINS. (do.)

6s 7d duty paid 9 Jan 1826

 

(11)

Residue of personal estate, except wearing apparel, to Exors in trust to invest it and to pay from the dividends £200 to each of the Children of Testor's Nephew Joseph HAWKINS, viz:

 

 

 

- Elizth LUSH (DS)

£6 duty paid 28 Jan 1825

 

 

- Mary HAWKINS (do.)

£6 duty paid 19 Aug 1826

 

 

- Laura HAWKINS (do.)

£6 duty paid 1 Dec 1827

 

 

and the remainder of the principal and the accumulations equally among the Children of the sd Joseph HAWKINS when the youngest attains 22

£21 5s 2d duty paid 15 Jul 1826

Codicil dated:

17 Oct 1823

 

(12)

A Freehold piece of Land etc called Rail Close at Barton's Lane in Frome to the Exors in Trust to invest the rents etc until the youngest child of Joseph HAWKINS is 22, then to sell it and divide the proceeds equally among the eight Children of Testor's said Nephew Joseph HAWKINS, DS (the youngest child of age in Sep 1843 Lr 5998/42.)

£20 5s 7d duty paid 7 Sep 1843

 

(13)

£400 to Edw NEWPORT in Trust to pay 6d per day to Saml NEWPORT (DS) and subject thereto the said £400 to himself

15s 11d duty paid 1st year, 9 Feb 1825

£8 16s duty paid 28 Jan 1825.

"The Burgeoning instalments of duty on this Annuity are (by Lr 6366/42) said to have been deducted from the Annuity by Edward NEWPORT & that he is dead - Insolvent"

Codicil dated:

29 Nov 1823

 

(14)

Household Goods and Furniture, Linen, China, Liquors, Provisions & all articles of Household use inc. the several Grates and other Implements about Testor's Dwellinghouses, except Plate, two Furnaces & a Boiler, to Elizth HAWKINS (DS)

£4 10s 8d duty paid 28 Jan 1825

 Previously omitted:

£100 to Edwd HARRIS & John White LITTLE

£5 1s 3d duty paid 9 Jan 1826

 

1825

 

IR26 ref:                /1031 f.1192

Testator:               Joseph ALLARD, Yeoman of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 3 Nov 1825; duplicate probate 30 Sep 1835

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       27 May 1825

Will signed:          31 Apr 1825

Executrix:             Patti ALLARD, Widow of Frome Swd; power reserved to George ALLARD, the son

Legacies:

(1)

All property including leaseholds to exors in trust for the benefit of the widow Patti ALLARD and after her death the chn, James ALLARD, William ALLARD, Joseph ALLARD, John ALLARD and George ALLARD

Value £1,112 4s 4d

£11 2s 5d paid 23 Nov 1835 [?]

Observations:      Pr[ove]d [?] by Joseph HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd and John ALLARD, Yeoman of Frome Swd, 12 Feb 1833

 

IR26 ref:                /1042 f.549

Testator:               John GREGORY, Innholder of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 12 Jul 1825

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       25 Jun 1824

Will signed:

Executors:            Samuel GREGORY, Cardmaker of Frome; Charles GREGORY, Baker of Frome (died 1846); Betty GREGORY of Frome (died 1839 or 40) the widow

Legacies:

(1)

£50 charged on Real Estate to John GREGORY, Son

 

 

(2)

£50 charged on Real Estate to Betsey GREGORY, Daur

 

 

(3)

£50 charged on Real Estate to Ann GREGORY, Daur, when she is 21

 

 

(4)

£50 charged on Real Estate to Wm GREGORY, Son, when he is 21

 

 

(5)

real and residue of personal estate in trust to Exors to permit the enjoyment thereof to Betty GREGORY, Wife, (living in Oct 39) and after her death to sell the same and divide the proceeds equally among the Testator's Children or their issue

 

Observations:

-

L27885/68 from Frome ?? Ex died 21 Sep 1846. Testator's  Wo died in 1839 or 1840. Real Estate sold in 1840 by Charles HARDING, Auctioneer in Frome ?? As to the Children, John & Ann dead. George living at Fisherton, Salisbury, & Sarah VATERS, Bastard Daur, Frome

 

-

L36381/68 from G. GREGORY

 

-

L40537/68 from Frome

 

-

L7251/51 from Lye

 

IR26 ref:                /1048 f.1308

Testator:               George HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Witham Friary

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 28 Nov 1825

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       3 Jun 1825

Will signed:          14 Jun 1823

Executors:            Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Nunney; Benjamin HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Witham Friary; power reserved to Joseph HODDINOTT

Legacies:

(1)

£80 to dau Elizabeth ALLARD

16s duty paid 8 Feb 1826

 

(2)

£100 to dau Mary ASHLEY [?]

£1 duty paid 8 Feb 1826

 

(3)

Except £20 in small legacies, residue equally among chn Mary ASHLEY, George HODDINOTT, Elizabeth HODDINOTT, Nancy ROSSITER, Simon HODDINOTT, Hannah ALLARD, Joseph HODDINOTT, Benjamin HODDINOTT

Value £257 12s 3d

Observations:      Joseph has already had his share of the household goods

 

IR26 ref:                /1057 f.629

Testatrix:              Anne ROSSITER, Widow of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 14 Feb 1825

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       25 Oct 1824

Will signed:          16 Oct 1824

Executors:            Simon and Charles ROSSITER, Yeomen of Frome Swd

Legacies:

All personal estate inc. leaseholds to be shared equally between sons Simon and Charles ROSSITER

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1060 f.1475

Testator:               John NEWPORT, Yeoman of Nunney

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 12 Dec 1825

Effects:                  Under £4,000

Died:                       Mar 1825

Will signed:

Executors:            James Anthony WICKHAM, Gent of Frome S (living at Hoking? Hill House, Frome); Revd John IRELAND (?living at Bristol), Clerk of Nunney

Legacies:

(1)

Proceeds on property to wife Ann NEWPORT for life, and after her death to gdaus Ann NEWPORT and Rhoda NEWPORT

 

Observations:      Widow died 15 May 1856

 

IR26 ref:                /1079 f.974

Testatrix:              Elizabeth DYER, Spinster of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 14 Sep 1826

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       29 Aug 1826

Will signed:          22 Jan 1825

Executor:              John HAYES, Shopkeeper of Frome

Legacies:

All Testator's share in property she enjoyed with her sister to Sarah WISE, sister

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1089 f.693

Testatrix:              Martha JONES, Postmistress of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 29 Jun 1826

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       15 Mar 1826

Will signed:          3 Feb 1826

Executor:              son John Stevens JONES, Postmaster of Frome Swd; power reserved to Edward HARRIS, Cardmaker of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Household goods and furniture to son James Ayres JONES

Value £43 6s

8s 8d duty paid 16 May 1827

 

(2)

Wearing apparel, best silver spectacles and case to dau Martha P. BAINTON

 

 

(3)

Leasehold messuage in occupation of James Ayres JONES in Rodden and piece of land in field near Cottle’s Oak held on life of Mr [?] BAINTON to Edward HARRIS in trust to pay the rents to Martha BAINTON and after her death equally among Fanny Elizabeth JONES (Stranger) and the ch/o Martha P. BAINTON when 21

Value £254

£2 10s 9d duty paid 28 Feb 1827

 

(4)

Residue including leaseholds to Edward HARRIS in trust to dispose of as follows:

No residue

 

 

-

one third to son John Stevens JONES

 

 

-

rents etc. of one third to son James Ayres JONES and his wife if any and after his death to the ch/o James Ayres JONES, or equally among Testor's chn or their issue when 21

 

 

-

rents etc. of one third to dau Martha P. BAINTON for life: after her death equally among Fanny Elizabeth JONES (Stranger) and the ch/o Martha P. BAINTON when 21

 

IR26 ref:                /1090 f.111

Testator:               George HARVEY, Ironmonger of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 8 Aug 1826

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       17 May 1826

Will signed:          15 May 1826

Executors:            Administration to John HODDER, Hairdresser of Frome Swd, Samuel HODDER, Cutler of Frome Swd

Legacies:

All property except wearing apparel to be sold for the benefit of son William HARVEY and dau Sarah HARVEY

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1094 ff.741-44

Testator:               John KING, Builder of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 12 Apr 1826

Effects:                  Under £6,000

Died:                       12 Jan 1826

Will signed:          6 May 1822

Executrix:             Lucy KING of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

All Testor's interest of ten 5 shares held by him in the West of England Insurance Offices to John KING (Son)

 

 

(2)

Silver Pint, Gold Watch & Chain & Seals, 3 Silver Spoons, Tea Tongs, 2 Pictures & a Silver Watch to John KING (Son)

 

 

(3)

Silver half Pint, one best Silver Watch, 2 Table Spoons & several other articles of Silver to Lucretia KING (Daur)

 

 

(4)

Silver Spoon & Cream Jugg, 2 Table Spoons, 5 Tea Spoons, & the two next best Silver Watches & several other articles of Silver to Albina KING (Daur)

 

 

(5)

Real Estate and residue of personal property including leaseholds to John SHEPPARD Esq, Rev. Wm MURCH & Edmund CROCKER in trust: if they think best to sell the real estate,* to dispose of the proceeds with the residue, viz. so much Furniture as they think proper for the use of Lucy KING, Wife, and after her death or marriage among the residuary legatees:

 

 

 

-

John KING (Son)

 

 

 

-

Lucretia KING (Daur)

 

 

 

-

Albina KING, do. (died 1848)

 

 

 

and if they think fit, to pay

 

 

 

-

any sum not exceeding £150 as an apprentice fee to John KING (Son)

 

 

 

-

an Annuity of £80 to Lucy KING (Wife)

 

 

 

-

should she marry then an Annuity of £32 only and the difference to the residuary legatees;

 

 

 

to pay to the Wife such sums of money as they judge needful for the support of Testator's Children, and upon Testator's Son John attaining 21, the Residue as follows:

 

 

 

-

two fifths to John KING, Son; the remaining three fifths to be shared equally between

 

 

 

-

Lucretia KING

 

 

 

-

Albina KING (Daurs)

 

 

 

but should either of Testator's said Children die under 24 without issue, the share of such one so dying as follows:

 

 

 

-

£100 to Rev. John NEWPORT (Nephew)

 

 

 

-

£50 to Mary CHAPMAN (Stra)

 

 

 

-

£25 to Amelia NEWPORT (Niece)

 

 

 

-

£25 to Mary NEWPORT (Niece)

 

 

 

but should two of Testator's said Children die under 24 without issue, then as follows:

 

 

 

-

£150 to Rev. John NEWPORT (Nephew)

 

 

 

-

£100 to Mary CHAPMAN (Stra)

 

 

 

-

£50 to Amelia NEWPORT (Niece)

 

 

 

-

£50 to Mary NEWPORT (Niece)

 

 

 

-

the remainder to Testator's surviving Child

 

 

 

and should all Testator's said Children die under 24 without issue and Testator's  wife be then living, then to pay

 

 

 

-

£150 Annuity to Lucy KING, Wife and the remainder as follows:

 

 

 

-

two fifths to Rev. John NEWPORT (Nephew) and the remaining three fifths to be shared equally between

 

 

 

-

Amelia NEWPORT (Niece)

 

 

 

-

Mary NEWPORT (Niece)

 

 

 

-

Mary CHAPMAN (Stra) (Did not take effect 11284/40)

 

Observations:      * The real estate not sold. £31 7s 8d duty paid

 

IR26 ref:                /1099 f.571

Testator:               Daniel ROSSITER, Edge Tool Maker of Mells

Proved:                  Cons. Arch Wells 1 Jul 1826

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       8 May 1826

Will signed:          6 May 1826

Executors:            James ROSSITER of Mells, William ROSSITER of Whatley

Legacies:

All property to be shared between James ROSSITER (son), William ROSSITER (son), Job ROSSITER (son), Daniel ROSSITER (son), Ann PARSONS (dau)

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1105 f.931

Testator:               Rachel SINGER, Spinster of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 15 Aug 1826

Effects:                  Under £100

Will signed:          15 Dec 1824

Executors:            Elenor HERRIDGE, Charlotte HERRIDGE

Legacies:

(1)

£10 to sis Ann UNDERWOOD

 

 

(2)

£10 to nce Ann SINGER

 

 

(3)

£5, plate etc. to Ann Bakehouse HERRIDGE

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1117 f.1321

Testatrix:              Jane BAYNTON, Spinster of Elm

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 31 Oct 1827

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       8 Aug 1827

Will signed:          27 Jul 1826

Executrix:             Ann WILLIAMS, Widow of Elme

Legacies:

(1)

All property except £20 in small legacies to sister Ann WILLIAMS for life

Value £118 17s

£3 11s 11d duty paid 15 Mar 1828

 

IR26 ref:                /1151 f.161

Testator:               William DYER, Coal Carrier of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 2 Feb 1831

Effects:                  Under £30

Died:                       30 Apr 1830

Will signed:          29 Mar 1830

Executor:              James POPE, Weaver of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate, two freehold premises in Locks Lane, to Exors to sell and subject to principal and interest due to Mr ASHMAN to pay proceeds to wife Mary; after her death between son William DYER, son John DYER, gson James DYER (1872: Widow dead more than 20 years)

 

 

(2)

Personal estate to wife: after her death between William, John and James DYER

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1154 f.487

Testator:               James ALLARD, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 9 May 1828

Effects:                  Under £4,000

Died:                       Jan 1828

Will signed:          16 Jan 1828

Executors:            James KNIGHT, Innholder of Corsley, and Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Nunney

Legacies:

(1)

Household goods, stock, farm implements etc to Exors in trust: after death of wife to

 

 

(2)

Residue after death of wife to Testor's children; son Henry to receive £100 more than others and the cows and horse he has belonging to Testor on his farm as part thereof

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1162 f.522

Testator:               James GREGORY, Wiredrawer of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 14 Jul 1828

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       18 May 1828

Will signed:          16 Mar 1825

Executors:            Samuel MOON, Innholder of Frome Swd; Samuel STRONG, Tanner of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate to dau Ann subject to payment of £160 on a mortgage of the premises…

 

 

(2)

Silver items to gdau Sophia DUKES

 

 

(3)

Leasehold messuage etc. at Long Row to wife Charity GREGORY: after her death to dau Lydia WHITE

 

 

(4)

All the family coins [sic] to gdau Hester DUKES

 

 

(5)

Household goods etc. to Exors for use of wife: after her death silver watch to gson John WHITE, rest among Testor's children

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1175 f.641

Testator:               Edward NEWPORT, Ironmonger of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 10 Aug 1828

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       9 Sep 1827

Will signed:          12 Jul 1826

Executrix:             Sarah NEWPORT of the same, Relict

Legacies:

Personal estate incl. two leaseholds in Frome Swd after death of wife to be shared among children viz Edwd the Son of Market Place, Frome, an Ironmonger

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1189 f.269

Testator:               Thomas CANDY, Yeoman of Cloford

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 14 Mar 1829

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       5 Oct 1828

Will signed:          23 Sep 1828

Executors:            Richard CANDY, Yeoman of Cloford

Legacies:

(1)

Rents and money due to Testor to Bro/law Thomas HARDING

£3 duty paid 20 Jul 1829

 

(2)

Annuity of £40 to Bro John CANDY

 

(3)

Residue except a clock to Bro Richard CANDY

 

IR26 ref:                /1209 f.500

Testatrix:              Martha SNELGROVE of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 10 Sep 1829

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       17 Apr 1821

Will signed:          20 Mar 1821

Executrix:             Sarah SNELGROVE of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

Testix's share in the will of James AYRES to sister Sarah SNELGROVE

Not given over Shd the sister die under 21 to the other [?]...

Value £35 19s 6d; £1 1s 7d duty pd 2 Jne [?] 1831

 

(2)

Residue to sister Ann SNELGROVE

[similar note, v. faint and difficult to decipher]

 

IR26 ref:                /1209 f.502

Testatrix:              Mary SNELGROVE of Nunney

Proved:                  1829

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                       2 Jul 1825

Will signed:          8 Apr 1825

Executrix:             Martha BUDGETT of Nunney

Legacies:

(1)

Testix's right and interest under will of James AYERS to mother Martha BUDGETT

£1 5s 8d duty paid 2 Jun [?] 1831

 

(2)

Residue to Mother

13s 3d duty pd 2 Jun [?] 1831

 

1830

 

IR26 ref:                /1219 f.144

Testatrix:              Sarah CARPENTER, Widow of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 29 Jul 1830

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       13 Jan 1830

Will signed:          19 Jul 1828

Executors:            Richard CARPENTER, Carpenter of Churchson [Chertsey?], Surrey; power reserved to Edward AUSTIN

Legacies:

(1)

Wearing apparel etc between daus Mary CHURCHILL, Elizabeth AUSTIN and Lydia CROOK

 

 

(2)

Residue including leaseholds between sons William CARPENTER, Benjamin CARPENTER, Richard CARPENTER, John CARPENTER, Thynne CARPENTER, Henry CARPENTER and daus Mary CHURCHILL, Elizabeth AUSTIN and Lydia CROOK

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1227 f.87

Testator:               Edward HARRIS, Cardmaker of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 26 Jan 1830

Effects:                  Under £2,000

Died:                       31 Jul 1829

Will signed:          29 Jul 1829

Executors:            James BUDGETT, Gent of Bradford Wilts; William BUDGETT, Grocer of Bradford Wilts, now of Shrewsbury; Robert HARRIS, Currier of Bradford Wilts

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate to Exors in trust to sell, invest and pay dividends to wife for herself and the maintenance of son Edward HARRIS and dau Sarah Jane HARRIS until 21 (not sold); when they are 21, one third to Edward HARRIS, one third to Sarah J. HARRIS (now GABRIEL) and ?? one third to ch/o Elizabeth RABBITS (DS)…

 

 

(2)

Personal estate to Exors in trust to sell, invest and pay dividends to wife for herself and the maintenance of son Edward HARRIS and dau Sarah Jane HARRIS

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1227 f.119

Testatrix:              Elizabeth HODGES, Widow of Mells

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 2 Apr 1830

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       11 Mar 1830

Will signed:          29 Oct 1818

Executor:              Thomas ALLEN, Sawyer/Sing…? of Mells

Legacies:

All the property to 12 nphs and nces

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1229 f.506

Testatrix:              Grace HARDY, Spinster of Beckington

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 17 Aug 1830

Effects:                  Under £50

Died:                       13 Feb 1830

Will signed:          9 Aug 1829

Executor:              William HARDY, Labourer of Gosport, Hants (not found)

Legacies:

(1)

Wearing apparel etc. to aunt Edith CROMWELL

 

 

(2)

Residue between bro William HARDY and aunt Edith CROMWELL

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1229 f.507

Testatrix:              Ann HODDINOTT, Spinster of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 5 Aug 1830

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       18 May 1830

Will signed:          27 Feb 1830

Executor:              Richard NUTH (dead), Maltster of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

19 guineas, Coral necklace and pin to Eliza NUTH, Stra[nger to blood]

 

 

(2)

Residue to Exor to retain at interest until Testx’s sister Elizabeth HODDINOTT returns to England, then capital to said sister: should she not return to England, to Eliza NUTH, Stra (dead)

 

Observations:      Residue subject to £41 in small legacies. The Exor died in London 14 or 15 years ago

                                Lr 42323/68 Frome: Elizabeth HODDINOTT believed to have died in Australia 12 or 13 years ago

 

IR26 ref:                /1281 f.612

Testator:               John ALLWORD, Cardmaker of Frome

Proved:                  Archdeaconry Wells 27 Jun 1832

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       7 Apr 1832

Will signed:          7 Jul 1830

Executrices:        Mary TUCK, Lydia ALLWORD, both of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate, including leaseholds…; proceeds to be divided equally between daughters Mary TUCK and Lydia ALLWORD for the life of ??

Insolvent ?? 1643/32

 

IR26 ref:                /1281 f.657

Testator:               Robert BUTCHER, Victualler of Frome

Proved:                  Archdeaconry Wells 31 May 1832

Effects:                  Under £3,000

Died:                       1 Apr 1832

Will signed:          27 Aug 1829

Executors:            Henry COOMBS, Grocer of Frome; Jas BIGGS, Pawnbroker of Frome; Jas FRANCIS, Baker of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

£25 each to Exors

Three payments of £2 10s 17 Jun 1833

 

(2)

Annuity of £20 charged on real estate devised if ?? to be sold to Exos to bro John BUTCHER for life

£1 12s 6d duty paid

 

(3)

£30 between ch/o Testor's late niece Harriet FRY [LACY?] (DB) when 21

£2 8s duty paid

 

(4)

£200 to Exors to invest and pay dividends in support of ?? in Locks Lane or other ?institution of the same nature

 

 

(5)

£100 to Exors to invest and pay dividends to the Treasurer or ?? of the Baptist Missionary in England

 

 

(6)

£100 to Exors to invest and pay dividends to the Treasurer of the Wilts and East Somerset Baptist Society

 

 

(7)

£100 among poor members of the Baptist Church in Badcox Lane

 

 

(8)

£60 to Exors to invest and pay dividends to the Deacons [?] of the said church in support of the minister

 

 

(9)

£19 19s to Exors to invest and pay dividends towards the support of the Sunday School ?? in the Church at Badcox Lane

 

 

(10)

£50 to invest and accumulate until a place of worship is erected in Leighton for the Baptist Society, thereupon to pay the capital towards defraying the costs of said buildings

 

 

(11)

Dwelling house in Locks Lane after the death of Testor's bros Francis and Matthias and their wives and of the survivor of ?? the proceeds to be divided between ch/o Testor’s bros and sisters William, James, Francis, Matthias, Mary and Elizabeth

 

 

(12)

£15 to bro Francis BUTCHER

9s duty paid 7 Jun 1833

 

(13)

£15 to bro Matthias BUTCHER

9s duty paid 7 Jun 1833

 

(14)

Residue (except £5 to servant if with Testor at his decease): proceeds of half to bro Francis for life (died Dec 1838);

£7 8s 10d duty paid

 

 

then to his wife (Stra) for life (died Jun 1843) then to bro Matthias for life (died Oct 1841) then to his wife (Stra) for life (died Jan 1840)

£11 12s 9d duty paid 19 Oct 1843

 

 

proceeds of remaining half to Matthias (aged 65) then to his wife, then to Francis, then to his wife; and on the death of the survivor to be divided among the ch/o Testator’s brothers and sisters [as above]

£49 3s 11d duty paid 19 Oct 1843

 

 

[…”for the support of the Meeting in Locks Lane”]

 

Observations:      Lr 9967/43: the survivor of Testor's brothers and sisters died in June last

 

IR26 ref:                /1288 f.357

Testator:               John GLASS, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 7 Apr 1832

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       30 Jan 1832

Will signed:          20 Jan 1832

Executor:              Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd (Admon. with will annexed)

Legacies:

(1)

Horses, wagons, carts and farming implements (when uncle Joseph HODDINOTT will deliver them up) and the cottage, garden and household goods among wife Ann GLASS, chn Sarah, Maria, Louisa, Hannah, Charles, Joseph and Liza (son Charles takes a watch in addition)

 

 

(2)

A piece of ground called the Park and the coming Pces [?] among first wife’s chn, William WELLS, Ann WELLS, Mary WELLS, John WELLS, James WELLS, Eliza WELLS

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1317 f.600

Testatrix:              Mary CANDY, Widow of Cloford

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 12 Sep 1833

Effects:                  Under £1,000

Died:                       11 May 1833

Will signed:          10 Jul 1830

Executor:              James CANDY, Gent of Nunney

Legacies:

(1)

£100 to Mary CANDY, Descendant of Sister

£3 duty paid 14 Aug 1834

 

(2)

£50 each to Elizabeth WHITE (DS) and Kimbery JAMES (DS)

Two payments of £1 10s, 14 Aug 1834

 

(3)

£100 to Thomas CANDY (DS)

£3 duty paid 14 Aug 1834

 

(4)

Residue including leaseholds to James CANDY (DS)

£13 19s 3d duty paid 9 Sep 1834

 

IR26 ref:                /1332 f.302

Testator:               Joseph NUTH, Gent of Keyford

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 4 Apr 1833

Effects:                  Under £1500

Died:                       15 Dec 1832

Will signed:          12 Dec 1832

Executors:            Benjamin NUTH, Tanner of Malmesbury, Wilts; Richard NUTH, Malster of Keyford, Frome Swd

Legacies:

Household goods to be sold after death of wife and daur Betty and proceeds shared between Testator's children

 

 

(1)

£1,000 to Betty NUTH

 

 

(2)

Freehold messuage at Keyford to be sold and proceeds shared between Testator's children

 

 

(3)

Eight freehold messuages, Nos 8-15 Keyford Place, to be sold after death of wife and daur Mary and shared between the said daur's children, viz:

 

 

 

- John SINKINS

 

 

 

- Deborah SINKINS

 

 

 

- Joseph SINKINS

 

 

(4)

House and premises at Keyford occupied by Mrs HASSALL and Thomas, Nos 1-7 Keyford Place, to be sold after death of wife and daur Fanny and shared between the said daur's children, viz:

 

 

 

- Joseph N. SPARKS of Berrowash (?), Co. Derby

 

 

 

- Mrs Janet MONK of Acaster Rd, York

 

 

 

- George Frederick SPARKS

 

 

 

- Mrs Elizabeth NORWOOD, wife of Rev. Samuel NORWOOD, the Grammar School, Whatley

 

 

 

- Henry W. SPARKS

 

 

 

- Frederick B. SPARKS

 

 

(5)

Other real estate and residue including two leasehold pieces of land in Keyford Place to be sold and shared between the following children of the Testator:

 

 

 

- Mary SINKINS

 

 

 

- Fanny SPARKS

 

 

 

- Betty NUTH

 

 

 

- Benjamin NUTH

 

 

 

- Richard NUTH

 

Observations:

Reference to Henry Rabbits NUTH in Canada. 1898 letter from J. FRENCH of Frome Swd: Betty NUTH and Fanny SPARKS are living, Mary JENKINS (?) dead. Widow died 12 Jan 1841, dau Mary 5 Jan 1852

 

IR26 ref:                /1345 f.747

Testator:               Samuel ALLWOOD, Card-maker of Frome Swd

Proved:                  1834

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                       9 Jun 1834

Will signed:          4 Feb 1834

Executor:              S. ALLWOOD

Legacies:

Personal estate inc. leaseholds to dau Sarah ALLWOOD

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1351 f.108

Testator:               Samuel FRICKER, Thatcher of Road

Proved:                  Cons. Ct [?] Wells 24 Jan 1834

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       11 Dec 1826

Will signed:          1 Feb 1815          

Executor:

Edward WITHERS, Builder of Norton St Philip, Ruth FRICKER, Widow, having died since without proving, Jeremiah FRANCIS having died in Testor's [lifetime?]

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate in North Bradley, Norton St Philip and elsewhere to wife for life: after her death, release of debt of £200 to son Robert FRICKER; annuity of £10 8s to dau Mary HARRIS for life; subject to above real and personal estate to be sold when the youngest of the grandchildren is 21: proceeds to be divided equally among gchn Josiah FRICKER, Robert FRICKER, Cornelius [?] FRICKER, Jane FRICKER, Eliza FRICKER

 

 

1835

 

IR26 ref:                /1377 f.631

Testatrix:              Susannah ABBOT, Widow of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 8 Jun 1835

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       20 Feb 1835

Will signed:          27 Nov 1834

Executor:              John BATTLE, Yeoman of Witham Friary

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate consisting of a freehold messuage with orchard and garden at Warminster, Wilts, and two closes, Floodsmead water mead and another at Phoenix Lane in Psh of Warminster, to Henry MILLER of Frome (after paying £22 in small legacies, £15 to John SUTTON, remainder between John BATTLE (DS) and Mary PAPPS (DS)

Value £197 0s 9d

£5 10s 2d duty paid 15 Jul 1837

 

(2)

Personal estate (except some furniture and wearing apparel to Mary PAPPS) to John SUTTON

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1396 f.310

Testator:               Thomas NEWPORT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 12 May 1835

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                       4 Oct 1834

Will signed:          4 Oct 1834

Executors:            William LAWRENCE, Glazier of Frome Swd; Thomas DREDGE, Salesman of Frome Swd

Legacies:

All personal estate to wife for life, then shared equally among children when they reach 21

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1413 f.623

Testator:               Richard CLARK, Painter of Frome

Proved:                  Arch. Wells 1 Sep 1836

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       22 Nov 1835

Will signed:          31 Jan 1834

Executor:              Richard CLARK, Tailor of Mells; James BURGESS, Carpenter of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to wife for life: after her death between Testor's chn Mary Ann KNAPTON, Ann NICHOLLS, ?? William CLARK, Richard CLARK and Hezekiah CLARK or their issue

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1417 f.492

Testator:               Henry GREGORY, Baker and Shopkeeper of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 26 May 1836

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       17 Nov 1835

Will signed:          9 Jul 1834

Executrix:

Elizabeth GREGORY of Frome Swd, Relict (exor renounced); Adde?? Emma DIESCH, w/o Andrew DIESCH, Silversmith of Weymouth, Dorset

Legacies:

(1)

All the property to wife for life: after her death between Testor's chn John GREGORY, Elizabeth, Frank GREGORY and Emma DIESCH

Value £97 12s 6d

19s 6d duty paid 26 Oct 1861

 

IR26 ref:                /1418 f.740

Testatrix:              Jane GUY, wife of Joseph GUY of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 21 Oct1836

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       21 Oct 1835

Will signed:          13 Sep 1815

Executor:              Mr Joseph GUY, Butcher of Frome Swd

Legacies:

All Testator's estate and effects which she has power to appoint under her Marriage Settlement to Jane GUY, d/o the husband

 

Observations:      The property is a reversionary interest in leasehold, Lr 134 1837

 

IR26 ref:                /1443 f.1171

Testator:               William ABBOTT, Yeoman of Nunney

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 7 Nov 1837

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       13 Oct 1837

Will signed:          11 Mar 1828

Executors:

George HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Somerton; James HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Keinton Mandeville; Abbott BARRY, Yeoman of Rodden; Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Nunney

Legacies:

(1)

All leasehold estate with cows, horses, implements of husbandry and household furniture ?? to constitute personal estate “after paying my debts and interest from my father’s deceases of £300 to my nephew C. HODDINOTT” as follows: quarter to sis Hannah HODDINOTT; quarter to Sarah HODDINOTT(DS); quarter to Betsey BARRY (??); quarter to Charles HODDINOTT

Value £492 12s 9d

£14 5s 9d duty paid 24 Mar 1838 [?]

 

IR26 ref:                /1454 f.500

Testator:               Silas HERRIDGE, Thatcher of Nunney

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 6 May 1837

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       25 Dec 1836

Will signed:          31 Aug 1836

Executor:              Stephen HERRIDGE, Innholder of Wanstrow (now of Holwell)

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to wife for life: after her death to be shared between sons Joseph HERRIDGE, John HERRIDGE, Stephen HERRIDGE (except 19 guineas)

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1454 f.565

Testator:               Joseph HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome East Woodlands

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 23 Jun 1837

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       8 Feb 1837

Will signed:          31 May 1832

Executor:              Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome; William DREDGE, Maltster of Corsley, Wilts

Legacies:

(1)

Household goods to Eliza GLASS

Value 4 x £44 6s 9d

4 x £1 6s 6d duty paid

 

(2)

Residue including leasehold messuage and land at Frome East Woodlands except £35 and a few articles to be sold and divided between Ann WELLS (DS), Mary BAKER (DS), William GLASS (DS) and Eliza GLASS (DS)

Codicil dated:

8 Apr 1833

 

(3)

£20 and a few articles to James GLASS (DS)

 

IR26 ref:                /1455 f.672

Testator:               William HOWELL, Maltster of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 9 Aug 1837

Effects:                  Under £3,000

Died:                       31 May 1837

Will signed:          26 Apr 1828

Executors:            John HOWELL, Common Brewer of Frome Swd, now of Corsley, Wilts; Joseph HODDINOTT, Yeoman of N. Brewham

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to wife for life, except household furniture, plate etc. and £21: after her death

 

 

-

a mill machinery etc. at Rodden Field held under Bath determinable on lives equally between sons Edward and John HOWELL

Value £1,925 18s

£19 5s 2d duty paid

 

 

-

another mill machinery etc. at Buckland Dinham equally between dau Sarah HOWELL and son William HOWELL

 

 

 

-

leasehold tenements in Palmer St, Frome Swd, to dau Jane HOWELL

 

 

 

-

£100 to Sarah HOWELL

 

 

 

-

remainder [?] of yeomanry to chn Edward, John, William, Mary Ann (PARSONS [?]), Sarah and Jane HOWELL

 

Observation:        Mary Ann’s share is for life [i.e. not absolute]

 

IR26 ref:                /1476 f.945

Testator:               George ASHBY, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Proved:                  Arch. Wells 2 Nov 1838

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       4 May 1838

Will signed:          13 Apr 1838

Executors:

Edmund Ann Frederick ASHBY, Yeoman of Frome; William AYRES, Gent of Marston Bigot (surviving exor); Phoebe ASHBY, Widow of Marston Bigot

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate in trust to Edmund A. f.ASHBY and William AYRES: to wife for life and after her death to sell the farm [?] and apply the proceeds as follows.

Value £104 8s 1d

£3 2s 7d duty paid 6 Dec 1853

 

 

-

£10 (in addition to  ??) to bro Edmund A. f.ASHBY

 

 

-

remainder between Testor's brother and sisters, Edmund A. f.ASHBY, Lucy ASHBY and Jean ASHBY

 

IR26 ref:                /1491 f.702

Testatrix:              Hester MOON, Widow of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 25 Sep 1838

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       8 Aug 1832

Will signed:          18 Dec 1829

Executor:              Samuel MOON, Innholder of Frome Swd; power reserved to Mrs [?] MOON

Legacies:

(1)

All Testor's estate under the will of her late father in freehold lands in the pshes of Whatley and Elm in trust to Joseph Mayo STILES and James TREASURE Snr of Frome, to sell and divide between Testor's chn

 

 

(2)

Testor's share under father’s will in certain leasehold estate and personal estate to Joseph Mayo STILES and James TREASURE Snr of Frome, to sell and divide between Testor's chn

Value £255 4s

£2 11s paid 27 ?? 1838

 

IR26 ref:                /1492 f.895

Testator:               John MORGAN, Victualler of Cloford

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 21 Dec 1838

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       12 Dec 1838

Will signed:          4 Dec 1838

Executrix:             Mary MORGAN, Widow of Cloford

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to wife for life: after her death to be divided equally between any child or chn Testor may have; whom failing, £50 to sis Esther CLARK, £50 to sis Maria CANDY

Insolvent 1841

 

IR26 ref:                /1493 f.165

Testator:               George PADFIELD, Yeoman of Leigh/M

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 3 Mar 1838

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       17 Nov 1837

Will signed:          3 Oct 1833

Executors:            James PADFIELD, Yeoman of Elm; John BRICE, Grocer of Kilmersdon

Legacies:

(1)

Testor's leasehold cottage, stable and garden in the Psh of Leigh/M in the occupation of William TAYLOR to son James PADFIELD

Value £29

 £4 duty paid 15 May 1839

 

(2)

£300 to exors in trust to invest and pay the dividends to the wife and after her death the capital as follows:

 

 

 

-

£40 to dau Sophia ELLISON

 

 

 

-

remainder among chn Josiah [?] PADFIELD, James PADFIELD, Constance SALMON, Elizabeth BRICE

 

 

(3)

Household goods and furniture after the death of wife to be divided among the chn

 

 

(4)

Real estate and residue to exors in trust as above

 

Observations:

(1)

Widow died Dec 1839

 

 

IR26 ref:                IR26/1498 f.417

Testator:               James SINGER, Gentleman of Frome (late of Rodden)

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 2 Jun 1838

Effects:                  Under £1,000; second £1,500 /273/39

Died:                       10 Jan 1838

Will signed:          4 Sep 1837

Executors:            Forehead SINGER, Yeoman of Berkley

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate to Exor to sell and divide proceeds (subject to the legs in the personal estate) equally among Martha RABBITS, Sophia NUTH, Elizabeth SCUDAMORE

No real estate Lr 199942/52

 

(2)

Personal estate to Exor to sell and pay the following:

 

 

 

-

£500 to Elizabeth SCUDAMORE

£5 duty paid 11 Jun 1839

 

 

-

£200 to Sophia NUTH

£2 duty paid 11 Jun 1839

 

 

-

£200 to be invested and the dividends paid to Martha RABBITS

£2 duty paid 13 Aug 1839

 

 

-

the remainder to be divided equally between the three daughters

Value £125 9s 7d

£1 5s 1d duty paid

Witnesses:           Elijah BUSH, John Jones BUSH, James HARRIS]

 

IR26 ref:                /1508 f.997

Testator:               Benjamin BEAUCHAMP, Yeoman of the Psh of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 28 Nov 1839

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       30 Aug 1839

Will signed:          29 May 1838

Executrix:             Mrs Ann BEAUCHAMP, Widow of Little Keyford

Legacies:

(1)

Two dwelling houses etc near Vinney Lane, piece of ground called the Pond and 3 ac. pasture held from Bath to wife for life and after her death to son John BEAUCHAMP; but if he predeceases Testor, to the wife of John BEAUCHAMP and after her death to their chn

 

 

(2)

Half of dwelling house in which Testor lives held by lease under JONES [?] to dau Harriet BEAUCHAMP and half to dau Hannah PHILLIP

 

 

(3)

Four houses in the Psh of Frome Swd to wife for life and after her death to son Charles BEAUCHAMP or his wife

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1513 f.38

Testator:               Joseph GUY, Butcher of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 29 Jan 1839

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       13 Sep 1838

Will signed:          5 Apr 1821

Executrix:             Jane West, w/o James GREGORY, Butcher of Frome, admon. with will annexed

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate, inc. 2 ac. leasehold land called Swan's Nest to the wife* for life and after her decease to dau Jane GREGORY

Value £101 10s

£1 0s 3d duty paid 12 Mar 1839

Observations:      *The indorsement states that the wife died in the Testator's lifetime.

 

IR26 ref:                /1522 f.410

Testator:               Thomas MOODY, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Arch. Wells 23 Apr 1839

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       11 Dec 1838

Will signed:          16 Oct 1838

Executor:              Edmund MOODY, Yeoman of Maiden Bradley, Wilts

Legacies:

(1)

Household goods etc. equally between dau Elizabeth HOSIER and dau Anna BOURNE

 

 

(2)

£100 each to dau Elizabeth HOSIER and dau Anna BOURNE

 

 

(3)

Testor's moiety [half] of a mortgage bond for £130 to Elizabeth HOSIER

13s 7d duty paid 27 Nov 1839

 

(4)

A mortgage bond for £100 to Anna BOURNE

£1 10s duty paid 27 Nov 1839

 

(5)

£100 each to sons Charles MOODY and Thomas MOODY

No effects to pay this legacy

 

(6)

Residue to son Edmund MOODY

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1529 f.45

Testator:               William SCAMMEL, Labourer of Wanstrow

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 21 Jan 1839

Effects:                  Under £20

Died:                       31 Jan 1838

Will signed:          30 Jan 1838

Executor:              Benjamin GILES; power reserved to James PARFITT, Carpenter of ??

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate

See amount sworn [i.e. not liable for duty]

 

IR26 ref:                /1532 f.846

Testator:               George SCUDAMORE, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 21 Sep 1839

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       12 Feb 1835

Will signed:          12 Feb 1835

Executor:              Joseph MOON, Baker of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Two tenements or dwelling houses and gdns in north side of Coal Ash Walk and closes of gdn on sth side of ?? both in Frome subject, to mortgage debts of £12 and £40, to exor in trust for son John SCUDAMORE

 

 

(2)

Parrock of pasture in the Manor of Frome to wife for life and after her death to son Thomas SCUDAMORE

 

 

(3)

Tenement or dwelling house with gdns etc. at Golden Knowle in Frome and two cottages with stables etc. called Gorehedge in Frome to Joseph MOON (Stra SL[?])

 

 

(4)

Shop in Stoney St, Frome, to son Joseph SCUDAMORE

 

 

(5)

All other personal estate and effects for expenses and debts

 

 

(6)

Dwelling house and gdn on sth side of Coal Ash Walk after death of wife to dau Deborah BATT

 

 

(7)

Dwelling house and gdn on sth side of Coal Ash Walk after death of wife to son James SCUDAMORE

 

Observations:      Not considered to be worth following for duty. Legacies 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 after the death of the wife

 

1840

 

IR26 ref:                /1542 f.331

Testator:               William DREDGE, Servant of Mells

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 20 Apr 1840

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       19 Jan 1840

Will signed:          19 Jan 1840

Executor:              James DREDGE, Coachman of Camely, Pensford

Legacies:

(1)

personal estate equally among Testor's brothers and sisters

Value £143 2s 1d

 £4 5s 7d duty paid

 

IR26 ref:                /1543 f.549

Testator:               Isaac CREES, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 18 Jul 1840

Effects:                  Under £800

Died:                       29 Apr 1840

Will signed:          17 May 1839

Executor:              John CREES, Yeoman of Frome Woodlands, Frome Swd; Isaac CREES, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Legacies:

(1)

All property to wife Sarah for life and after her death:

 

 

-

£50 to dau Ann GODFREY

5 x 10s paid 10 Oct 1840

 

 

-

£50 to son John CREES

 

 

-

£50 to dau Martha HODDINOTT

 

 

-

£50 to dau Eliza SINGER

 

 

-

£50 to son Joseph CREES

 

 

-

remainder to son Isaac CREES

Value £144 9s 11d

£1 8s 11d duty paid

 

IR26 ref:                /1544 f.810

Testator:               James CREES, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 27 Nov 1840

Effects:                  Under £800

Died:                       15 Oct 1840

Will signed:          21 May 1839

Executrix:             Martha CREES, Spinster of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

personal estate except small legacies to sons John CREES & Benjamin CREES in trust for dau Martha CREES

Value £449 10s

£4 10s duty paid 1 Mar 1842

Observations:      Affidavit includes leasehold Lr 9 Feb 1842

 

IR26 ref:                /1562 f.392

Testator:               Jeremiah SINGER, of Rodden

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells, 20 May 1840

Effects:                  Under £1000

Will signed:          1 Jul 1839

Executors:            Edward HOWELL, Miller of Frome; Forehead SINGER of Berkely

Legacies:

Property to sons Daniel SINGER, Jeremiah SINGER, William SINGER, John SINGER, Thomas SINGER and wife Ruth SINGER; daus Betty BUTCHER and Eleanor BURGE and gdau Sarah BUTCHER

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1610 f.723

Testator:               Samuel GREGORY, Cardmaker of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 1 Dec 1842

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       15 Sep 1842

Will signed:          18 Sep 1822

Executors:            Samuel GREGORY of Frome, Cardmaker; power reserved to Edmund GREGORY

Legacies:

All the estate, property & effects to be shared among Testator's children

 

Observations:

Affidavit includes leaseholds. The Exor, the two Sons are to have the Good Will of Testator's business but are to maintain the same [?] during Minority the other Children ?? whom ?? they are to be allowed ?? in the Business the date

 

IR26 ref:                /1666 f.888

Testator:               Edmund Ann Frederick ASHBY, Yeoman of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 19 Sep 1844

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       20 May 1844

Will signed:          5 Aug 1837

Executors:

John James FISHER, Engineer of Frome; Thomas ASHBY, Yeoman of Marston; Edwin BUSH, Surgeon of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

Real and personal estate to Exors in trust to sell and dispose of proceeds (by codicil dated 20 Dec 1843) thus:

 

 

-

£200 to James ASHBY (son)

 

 

 

-

£100 to Harriet BALL (dau)

£1 10s duty paid 28 Mar 1846

 

(2)

Residue

among chn living at T’s death

Value £830 12s

£8 6s 1d duty paid

 

 

 

Frances [?] ?? (child)

 

IR26 ref:                /1666 f.891

Testator:               Mary BAYNTON of Cloford

Proved:                  PCC 24 Sep 1844

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       6 Sep 1844

Will signed:          5 May 1842

Executor:              John GOUGH, Grocer of Frome; Richard CANDY, Yeoman of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

£1,400 3 1/2% stock to Exors in trust to pay:

 

 

 

-

£20 to Thomas CANDY (bro)

Value £69 13s 6d

£2 1s 9d duty paid 23 Apr 1845

 

 

-

£50 each to John GOUGH (DS) and Richard CANDY (DS)

2 x £1 10s duty paid 23 Apr 1845

 

 

-

subject to £19 to a servant if in T’s service at her death, the stock and funds to Thomas CANDY; and his death [sic] among the living ch/o T’s brother and James CANDY (DB) and sisters Elizabeth WHITE (DS), Kimbra JAMES (do.), Hannah CANDY (do.) and Sarah GOUGH (do.)

 

 

(2)

Residue to Thomas CANDY

Value £1,263 5s 10d

£36 2s duty paid 23 Apr 1845

 

IR26 ref:                /1682 f.527

Testator:               Jane MILLARD, Widow of Wanstrow

Proved:                  Arch. Wells 9 Jul 1844

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       9 Feb 1844

Will signed:          31 Jan 1844

Executrix:             Ann MILLARD, Spr [?] of Weston Town, Wanstrow (Bruton)

Legacies:

(1)

Annuity of £[?] charged on part of estate called Foxes in Wanstrow devised to the Residuary Legatee to Stephen MILLARD (son) during the life of the survivor of Robert and Jane WHITE

 

 

(2)

Household furniture etc. to Ann MILLARD; clothes, trinkets to Stephen MILLARD

 

 

(3)

Residue to Ann MILLARD

Value £200 14 s 5d

£2 0s 1d duty paid 30 Mar 1846

 

1845

 

IR26 ref:                /?? f.231

Testator:               Daniel SINGER, Yeoman of Rodden

Proved:                  18 Feb 1845

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       4 Sep 1844

Will signed:          4 Sep 1844 (X)

Executrix:             Sarah SINGER (X)

Legacies:

All freehold and personal property to my wife Sarah SINGER for life in trust for all her children

 

Observations:      Admon with will annexed

 

IR26 ref:                /1742 f.696

Testator:               Mary HODDINOTT, Widow of Keyford

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 8 Aug 1846

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       3 Feb 1846

Will signed:          6 Sep 1839

Executor:              Frederick HODDINOTT; power reserved to Joseph HODDINOTT

Legacies:

(1)

Except for £120 in small legacies, £200 bequeathed to Testix by the will of her late husband Richard HODDINOTT date 30 Aug 1832 to exors to be distributed as follows:

 

 

 

- £20 to ch/o John HARVEY, six in number

 

 

 

- £10 to exor Joseph HODDINOTT

 

 

 

- £10 to exor Frederick HODDINOTT (nph)

 

 

(2)

Except several articles in small legacies, Testix's share in household goods, furniture and implements of househr [sic: ‘husbandry’ intended?], plate, linen, china, Leginers [?], provisions bequeathed to Testix by the will and codicil of her late husband to Frederick HODDINOTT

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1748 f.37

Testatrix:              Mary ROSSITER, Widow of Frome

Proved:                  Cons Wells 13 Jan 1846

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       Nov 1845

Will signed:          17 Apr 1845

Executors:            James WHALLEY, Edwd THOMAS, - WICKHAM of Frome Swd, Gent; power to William FUSSELL theor [?]

Legacies:

1)

Personal estate: one equal share each to chn Ann CLACEE, Frances HODDINOTT, Sarah BURLINGTON, George ROSSITER

Value 4 x £75 8s 8d

4 x 15s paid 25 Mar 1846

 

2)

Remaining [?] share to chn of son William, gchn William ROSSITER, Henry ROSSITER, Ann ROSSITER, Mary ROSSITER, Chas/Sarah? ROSSITER, Elizth ROSSITER, Louisa ROSSITER

Under £20 each [and therefore not liable for duty]

 

IR26 ref:                /1761 f.479

Testator:               James BIGGS, Pawnbroker of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 7 May 1847

Effects:                  Under £1,000

Died:                       18 Dec 1846

Will signed:          1 Jun 1845

Executors:            Samuel BIGGS of Goulds Ground, Frome; Susan BIGGS Spinster of Catherine St, Frome

Legacies:

(1)

Annuity of £15 to Ann FORD (Stra) for life payable quarterly

(died 25 Jan 1846)

 

(2)

£80 each to chn Sarah PORTER, James BIGGS, Samuel BIGGS, Stephen BIGGS

Value £555 12s 4d

£5 11s 1d duty paid 2 Aug 1847

 

(3)

Residue between chn Elizabeth BIGGS, Susan BIGGS, Ann BIGGS

 

Observations:      The three daus to carry on the business

 

IR26 ref:                /1773 f.31

Testator:               Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 5 Jan 1847

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       8 Nov 1846

Will signed:          14 Feb 1846

Executors:            Simon HODDINOTT, Gent of Frome Swd; George HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Except for £10 each to the three chn and son James at 21 or marriage, real and personal estate to exors to sell and apply proceeds thus:

 

 

-

one seventh [?] to the two ch/o dau Mary FITZ, viz. gch Cathr FITZ and Jane FITZ at 21 or marriage

Value £25; 5s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

-

one seventh to son Simon HODDINOTT

Value £30; 5s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

-

one seventh to dau Eliza WEBBER

Value £40; 8s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

-

one seventh to dau Jane CLACEE

Value £40; 8s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

-

one seventh to son William HODDINOTT

Value £40; 8s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

-

one seventh to dau Ann COLES

Value £40; 8s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

-

one seventh to son John HODDINOTT

Value £40; 8s duty paid 1 May 1847

 

 

or their issue

 

(2)

Residue to chn George HODDINOTT and Benjamin HODDINOTT

Value £77 5s each

2 x £15 5s duty paid 1 Mar 1847

 

IR26 ref:                /1793 f.43

Testator:               John SINGER ots John Singer BLUNT, Clothier of Keyford, Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells, 4 Jan 1848

Effects:                  Under £20

Will signed:          26 May 1828

Executors:            Jane SINGER; admon granted to Robert Blunt SINGER, Yeoman of Keyford

Legacies:

… to sons Robert Blunt SINGER, John Huntley SINGER, dau Jane SINGER and wife Jane PHILLIPS

 

[Witnesses:         Thomas BUNN, John MILES, Mary PHILLIPS]

 

IR26 ref:                /1797 f.73

Testator:               Martha CORNISH, Widow of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 8 Jan 1848

Effects:                  Under £200

Died:                       11 Sep 1847

Will signed:          5 May 1847

Executor:              Leah WATTS w/o John WATTS, Labr of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Except for £5 owint to Elizabeth HARWOOD and £30 in small legacies, personal estate to sister Leah WATTS

Value £49 11s 11d

£1 9s 9d duty paid 4 Jan 1849

 

IR26 ref:                /1808 f.889

Testator:               William HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 10 Nov 1848

Effects:                  Under £1,000

Died:                       4 Jun 1848

Will signed:          13 Mar 1848

Executor:              James HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Fullbrook Farm, Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Subject to payment of interest on a mortgage for £100 and to the premiums payable on the policy in (2), Fullbrook Farm, E. Woodlands, to Exors in trust for the residuary legatees (chn)

 

 

(2)

Insurance policy for £800 on the life of John SLADE in the Westminster Office and all bounties [?] to exor to pay the mortgage in No.1, the rest equally between the residuary legatees

 

 

(3)

Residue to Exors to sell: proceeds equally among chn Joseph HODDINOTT, Mary GLASS, Ann HODDINOTT, Fanny ALLARD and Lydia HODDINOTT or their issue

Value £719 17s 3d

£7 3s 11d duty paid 30 Apr 1850

 

IR26 ref:                /1820 f.927

Testator:               Frances SINGER, Widow of Beckington

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 28 Nov 1848

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       7 Nov 1848

Will signed:          27 Mar 1846

Executrix:             Ellen HUMPRHIES of Beckington

Legacies:

(1)

Money in the Savings Bank (subject to £20 in small legs) to Ellen HUMPRHIES (q [?])

Value £26 13s 8d

£2 13s 4d duty paid 4 Apr 1849

 

(2)

Residue among ch/o bro Henry (DB)

No residue

 

IR26 ref:                /1820 f.930

Testator:               Richard SINGER of Frome Selwood

Proved:                  Cons Wells 7 Nov 1848

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       8 Sep 1848

Will signed:          4 Sep 1848

Executors:            Samuel HODDER, Baker of Frome; Richard John TOOP, Yeoman of Alford

Legacies:

(1)

House and premises in the Market Place, Frome, and monies in Stukeys Bank to Exors to sell and distribute proceeds as follows:

 

 

 

-

1/4 to wife

 

 

 

-

1/4 to James SINGER, 1/4 to Elizabeth TOOP (chn)

 

 

 

-

1/4 to Charles SINGER (child) for life in weekly payments, and after his death to his issue; whom failing 1/3 to wife, 1/3 to James SINGER, 1/3 to Elizabeth TOOP

 

 

(2)

Residue not disposed of and will devolve to Testor’s next of kin according to the statute

Value £1,006 9s 3d

£10 1s 3d duty paid

 

IR26 ref:                /1834 f.290

Testator:               Mary GOLLEDGE, Widow of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 1 Jun 1849

Effects:                  Under £600

Will signed:          14 Jul 1846

Executors:            Elizabeth CLARE Snr; Elizabeth CLARE Jnr

Legacies:

(1)

6 silver teaspoons and £300 to son John GOLLEDGE

 

 

(2)

Household items and £300 to dau Mary HODGES, w/o George

 

 

(3)

Household items and £300 to dau Eliza STRIDE, w/o James

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1842 f.385

Testator:               Thomas MOSS, Cooper and Wheelwright of Frome

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 14 Apr 1849

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       23 Dec 1848

Will signed:          4 Mary 1841

Executrix:             Hannah MOSS, Widow of Frome Swd

Legacies:

(1)

Stock in trade, timber, tools, horses, waggons, carts etc. subject to additional maintenance for wife Hannah if necessary to George MOSS (ch) (Hannah MOSS died 1863)

Value £32

6s 5d duty paid 26 Oct 1849

 

(2)

Residue inc. leaseholds (except household goods etc. to wife Hannah abs.) to wife for life or widowhood; after her death, to George MOSS (ch)

Not worth £22

 

1850

 

IR26 ref:                /1859 f.712

Testator:               Charles BEAUCHAMP, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 3 Sep 1850

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       26 Dec 1839 [sic: 1849?]

Will signed:          19 Nov 1849

Executor:

Frederick HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Keyford, Frome; Elizabeth w/o Joseph ELLIOTT of Bath, late Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP, Widow

Legacies:

(1)

Cows which Testor's father gave him to be sold: proceeds to wife Elizabeth for life or widowhood and after her death or marriage equally among Testor's chn when 21 or their issue (none per RA)

 

 

(2)

Leasehold messuages to Testor's chn S.[?] E. BEAUCHAMP and Frank C. BEAUCHAMP at 21 or issue whom failing to Richard BEAUCHAMP (Comm [?])

Value £50 19s 6d

10s 2d duty paid 10 Nov 1852

 

(3)

Residue to wife Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1903 f.720

Testator:               Thomas HORLER, Yeoman of Mells

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 17 Sep 1851

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       15 Jun 1851

Will signed:          3 Jan 1840

Executrix:             Grace HORLER of Mells, Relict

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to wife Grace: should any remain after her death, equally among chn Thomas HORLER, Mary COOK, Sarah HUTCHINGS, Martha BUTCHER, John HORLER, Elizabeth ROSSITER and Willm (?) HORLER or issue

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1933 f.207

Testator:               Joseph HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 30 Mar 1852

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       27 Mar 1851

Will signed:          8 Jul 1850

Executors:            John HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Butleigh, P of [?] Glastonbury; Edmund GUNNING, Yeoman of Standerwick

Legacies:

(1)

£30 each to gchn Joseph & Lydia HARVEY when 21 or issue

6s duty paid 12 May 1852

 

(2)

£40 and some furniture to gch Betsy HODDINOTT

Value £56 17s

11s 3d duty paid 12 May 1852

 

(3)

Leasehold meadow in Silver Lane, Frome Swd, to son James HODDINOTT

Value £24 10s

4s 11d duty paid

 

(4)

Leasehold cottage in Silver Lane, Frome Swd, to gdau Betsy HODDINOTT

Under £20 each

 

(5)

Leasehold cottage in Silver Lane, Frome Swd, to --- (Str DS [SL?])

 

(6)

Residue including policy on the life of Hugh HARVEY for £150 and benefits in the West of England Insurance Office, except £20 and small articles in small legacies, equally between John HODDINOTT and Sarah GUNNING

 

IR26 ref:                /1943 f.678

Testator:               William ROSSITER, Clothier of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 11 Jun 1852

Effects:                  Under £300

Died:                       2 Apr 1852

Will signed:          12 May 1851

Executor:

William ROSSITER of Frome Swd, Gent, now of 107 Gt Portland St, Oxford St, Middx; power reserved to Arundel ROSSITER and Francis GILES

Legacies:

1)

Household goods etc to wife Arundel for life, then to residue

 

 

2)

Real estate and residue to be sold and proceeds to wife, then shared among children:

 

 

 

- Maria ROSSITER, Child (living at Testator's death)

 

 

 

- Arundel ROSSITER

 

 

 

- William ROSSITER

 

Observations:      L11325/61[?] Wo living, Exor dead

 

IR26 ref:                /1947 f.798

Testator:               Hannah TURK, Widow of Corsley, Wilts

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 9 Sep 1852

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       21 Jun 1852

Will signed:          26 Feb 1852

Executrix:             Ann HOPKINS, Spinster of Frome

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate inc. money in Frome Savings Bank equally among Martha HOPKINS (sis), George HOPKINS (DS), Ann HOPKINS (DS), William HOPKINS (DS), James HOPKINS (DS), Mary RAINS (DS)

Value less than £20 each

 

IR26 ref:                /1967 f.391

Testator:               John HARDING

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 21 Apr 1853

Effects:                  Under £600

Died:                       8 Dec 1852

Will signed:          24 Oct 1851

Executrix:             Ann HARDING, Spinster of Alley Street, Cloford

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to Ann HARDING (ch)

Value £414 3s 10d

£4 2s 10d duty paid

 

IR26 ref:                /1976 f.794

Testator:               Daniel ROSSITER, Dr of Medicine, Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Ep. Wells 5 Aug 1853

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       13 Sep 1823

Will signed:          24 Aug 1814

Executor:              Wm ROSSITER of 107 Gt Portland Street, St Marylebone, Gent

Legacies:

Personal estate, incl. £30 due to Testator from Asst Surgeon HUNTER of the 4th Garrison Battalion, to William ROSSITER, brother (prob 11/6/1852)

 

 

IR26 ref:                /1987 f.426

Testator:               John ALLARD, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 12 May 1854

Effects:                  Under £2,000

Died:                       1 Dec 1853

Will signed:          25 May 1835

Executors:            William KNIGHT, Innkeeper of Marston Bigot; power reserved to Joseph HODDINOTT of Batts Farm

Legacies:

(1)

Estate purchased from SCAMMELLS and estates called EMBLEMs, OBOURNEs, two paddocks near Feltham, Frome, to Testor's (four) sons

Succession Duty Register 1853 fol.103

 

(2)

Rest of leasehold estates to exors in trust for Testor's chn

 

 

(3)

Residue to exors in trust for Testor's chn Mary ALLARD, John ALLARD, Jane ALLARD, Benjamin ALLARD, William ALLARD, Henry ALLARD (Subit 1873-928) or their issue

Value £181 13s 3d

Duty paid 23 Jan 1854

 

(4)

Such sums as may ?? from the devises of real estate to equalise the shares of all chn in the property to Jane ALLARD and Mary ALLARD

Value £138 17s 6d each

2 x £1 7s 9d duty paid 10 Aug 1854

RA 2397/54

Observations:      Wife died in Testor's lifetime

 

IR26 ref:                /1998 f.31

Testator:               Henry HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Witham Friary

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 16 Jan 1854

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       6 Jul 1853

Will signed:          22 Jun 1853

Executors:

Simon HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Nunney; Benjamin HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Witham Friary; John HODDINOTT, Yeoman of E. Cranmore

Legacies:

(1)

personal estate to exors to carry on the business and apply proceeds for the benefit of Testor's wife until the youngest child is 21; then to be sold and proceeds thus:

Value £1,718 14s 2d

£17 3s 7d duty paid 23 May 1874

 

 

-

one share to wife; if dead, the remainder equally among Testor's unmarried chn

Observations:

[References to numerous letters, including:]

L 17572/69 The youngest child is now 16 years old.

L 19277/69 Widow Elizabeth Ann living

Any sums advanced to Testor's daus by Testor to be ?? into ?? to Testor's ten chn

 

 

IR26 ref:                /2041 f.58

Testator:               John NEWTH, Baker of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 5 Jan 1855

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       _ Feb 1854

Will signed:          23 Aug 1852

Executor:              James Alfred TAYLOR, Perfumer of Frome Swd; power reserved to Edward NEWTH

Legacies:

(1)

Real estate to Exors to the use of the persons entitled to the personal estate aftermentioned

 

 

(2)

Personal estate (except £15) to Exors to apply:

Value £205 0s 1d

£2 1s duty paid

 

 

-

1/2 to Alfred John TAYLOR (gch) b. May 1838

 

 

 

-

1/2 to John ASHBY (gch) b. Feb 1842(monies advanced by Testor to son-in-law John ASHBY to be deducted)

 

 

 

-

Should one die under 21 without issue, 1/2 to be divided among the ch/o Testor’s late bro Mark [??] NEWTH

 

Observations:      Both grandchildren living. Both have attained 21 (Lr 16893/71 from Frome).

 

IR26 ref:                /2059 f.561

Testator:               Isaac CREES, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 15 Apr 1856

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       1 Feb 1856

Will signed:          30 Jan 1856

Executors:

Henry CREES, Yeoman of Culverhill Farm, Frome [Marston Bigot crossed out]; Isabella [CREES of Marston Bigot crossed out] w/o Simon ROSSITER of Monksham Farm, Marston

Legacies:

(1)

all Testor's property to Henry CREES and John BUTLER (dead) in trust for wife Isabella till the youngest child is 21, then equally among the wife and Testor's chn, viz. Louisa GRIST, Agnes WHITE, Kate HARRIS, H. CREES

Value £1008 0s 6d

£10 1s 7d duty paid 19 Dec 1879

Observations:

Widow living, child born after Testor's death 238/57

Youngest child 21 in 1877 Lr 12511/58

 

IR26 ref:                /2059 f.561

Testator:               William CLEMENT, Clothier of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 15 Apr 1856

Effects:                  Under £100

Died:                       4 Nov 1855

Will signed:          19 Oct 1855

Executor:              John BRAY, Baker of Vallis Way, Frome

Legacies:

(1)

Personal estate to wife Ann

 

 

IR26 ref:                /2101 f.1100

Testator:               James HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells 12 Oct 1857

Effects:                  Under £1,500

Died:                       29 Aug 1857

Will signed:          22 Jan 1856

Executor:

Edward SAWINEY [HARVEY??] of Standerwick Court Farm; John HODDINOTT, Yeoman of Broadway, Worcs; James PARROTT, Yeoman of Marston Bigot

Legacies:

(1)

Except furniture in rooms ?? to wife absolutely, all household furniture, plate, linen, china and glass equally among wife and chn Sarah HODDINOTT, Mary A. PARROTT, Emily HODDINOTT

 

 

(2)

Piece of leasehold land called CLACEs [?] at Frome E. Woodlands to dau Sarah

L 3757/73 Widow living, lease expired

 

Residue to

 

(3)

Policy of Assurance in the Sovereign Life for £100 and all benefits to accrue from it and £200 to chd Sarah HODDINOTT

£2 duty paid 27 Dec 1868

 

(4)

£130 to chd Mary A. PARROTT

£1 6s duty paid 27 Dec 1868

 

(5)

Piece of land called HARLs or HALLs at Frome E. Woodlands to wife Emma for life and after her death to dau Mary Ann

Lease expired L 3757/73

 

(6)

Rest of real estate to Edward GUNNING aforesaid [sic: Edmund GUNNING, son-in-law of Joseph HODDINOTT (d. 1851) was at Standerwick Court Farm in 1851]

 

 

(7)

Except some silver spoons to the wife, residue to Edward GUNNING in trust thus: one fifth to wife and remainder equally among chn Sarah HODDINOTT, Emily HODDINOTT, Mary Ann PARROTT

£3 duty paid 27 Dec 1868

 

(8)

£300 omitted before to wife for life and after her death equally among Mary Ann, Emily, Sarah or their issue

 

Observations:      The three daus take some articles of furniture, each specifically given in addition

 

IR26 ref:                /2104 f.439

Testatrix:              Mary MILLARD, Widow of the psh of Frome Swd

Proved:                  Cons. Wells 21 Apr 1857

Effects:                  Under £450

Died:                       31 Mar 1857

Will signed:          20 Sep 1854

Executors:            William GOUGH, Gent of Pilton; power reserved to Thomas Shackle MILLARD

Legacies:

(1)

Estate and effects (except a ring and £15) to Exor and Thomas MILLARD, Optician of London, to sell and apply the proceeds equally among

 

 

 

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nph George HELPS (DB)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nph William HELPS (DB)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nce Eliza OBORN (DS)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nce Eliza HELPS (DS)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nce Sarah PILE (DS)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nce Hannah DIX (DS)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nce Mary CASTLE (DS)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

 

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nce Eliza WEBB (DS)

Value £39 7s 6d

£1 3s 7d duty paid 6 Aug 1857

 

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Testator:              

Proved:                  Cons. Arch. Wells

Effects:                  Under £

Died:                      

Will signed:         

Executorix:          

Legacies:

(1)

 

Value £

 duty paid

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

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(3)

Residue to