Langton Matravers Wills

Original Wills and Administrations of Archdeaconry Court of Dorset
held at Dorset County Record Office

Page 1

 

Consulted microfilms at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Hyde Park, London. Mic/R/181  W 1663/29

Margaret Phipperd, widow, late of ‘Kinghtstowne’ [Kingston], Langton, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 2 October 1663 (given by word of mouth 16 October 1661 in the presence of Thomas Vie,
Margaret Vie and John Cooke)

- Richard Phipperd (eldest son): 1s

- Katherine daughter of Robert Phipperd: £7

- Robert Phipperd (son): remainder of goods

Executor: Robert Phipperd (son)
Witnesses: Thomas Vye, Margeret Vye, John Cooke

 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/W/1665 17

Thomas Vie of Knightston in the parish of Langton Matravers
Dated: 06 Mar 1665/6


- Margaret Vie (wife): everything, as long as she remains a widow, to pay his debts and bring up the children

- Peter Vie (son): if his mother Margaret dies before all the children are grown up, or if she remarries, to pay
  his father’s debts, bring up the children and pay them a hundred pounds

- Unnamed Vie (child): if both Margaret and Peter die before all the children are grown up, then the land will
  pass to the next in line, with the same conditions

Executor: none named, but Margaret Vie, relict of the deceased, appointed by the Court
The mark of Thomas Vie
Witnesses: Richard Phiperd, Jone Dolling
Proved: 1665/6
Note on the back of the Will: "To Mr Gibson of Wareham for Margaret Vie of Knightston parochia de Langton Matraverse”


 


Mic/R/183     1669/27

William Phippard, husbandman of Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 17 May 1668

- ‘weak of body’

- to be buried in the churchyard at Langton

- Margery Chinchen (daughter): 5s

- Elizabeth Savage (daughter): 5s

- William Savage (grandson): £5

- Elizabeth Savage (granddaughter): 40s

- Ellinor Savage (granddaughter): 40s

- Roger Savage (grandson): residue

Executor: Roger Savage (grandson)
Trustees: Robert Burt (‘my friend’) and William Chinchen (son-in-law)
Witnesses: Robert Burt, Anna Burt (X),
Signed by testator with (X)
Proved: 1669


 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/W/1672 33

John Edmonds alias Young Gentleman of Langton
Dated: 10 Jun 1672

- being sicke in body, but in perfecte memory

- Testator desires to be buried in Hanlie churchyard [i.e. Sixpenny Handley in NE Dorset]

- Elizabeth Farren, wife of John Farren of Minchington in the parish of Hanlie: his dwelling house in
  Minchington during her life and the remainder of the term of his lease

- John & James Farren (sons of Elizabeth & John Farren above): his dwelling house in Minchington
  after their mother’s decease

- Agnis, daughter of John Edmonds alias Younge of Hanlie deceased: his table board which he bought
  from Henry Thorne of Hanlie; his dwelling house at Denland in the parish of Hanlie during her life; his
  great kettle and the bedstead in the chamber she slept in at Hanlie

- Henry, son of John Edmonds alias Younge of Hanlie deceased: the dwelling house at Denland after the
  death of his sister Agnis during his life

- William, son of Thomas Edmonds alias Younge of Hanlie deceased: forty shillings
 
- Mary Edmonds alias Younge of Pentridge, daughter of George Edmonds alias Younge of Woodcotts in
  the parish of Hanlie: his marriage ring

- Mary, wife of Henry Compton of Langton: his brass pan in her possession and the curtains and valences
  about the bed he slept in at his house in Hanlie


Executor: John, son of John Edmonds alias Younge of Hanlie deceased
Signed John Edmonds alias Younge
Witnesses: John ?Fansey senior, Edith Smith (her mark), Henry Perkins, Henry Monke (his mark)
Proved: 1672 – John Edmonds alias Younge, kinsman & executor, sworn before Henry Wills, Surrogate, at Blandford Forum

 

 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/A/1672 48
Administration Bond
 

John Corsfield late of Langton Wallis in the parish of Langton Matravers deceased
Dated: 16 Mar 1672/3

- Bond amount: £40

- Sureties: Elizabeth Corsfild widow of Langton Wallis in the parish of Langton Matravers & John Henning Farmer of the same
  place & Nicholas Paine of Corfe Castle

- Administrator: Elizabeth Corsfild, relict of the deceased

- Condition of the obligation: to make an inventory of the goods, chattells and credits of the deceased and to exhibit the same to
  the Registry of the Archdeacon’s Court at or before the twenty fifth day of June next ensuing and to make a just Account of her
  Administration at or before the twenty fifth day of June next ensuing


Witnesses: Richard Fitzherbert
Sworn before: W. Baker, Surrogate

NB: the surname is spelt a variety of ways throughout the document (Corsfield, Corsfeild, Corsfild); it also appears in the registers
of Langton Matravers as ‘Coastfield’

 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/A/1679 27
Administration Bond

John Bower of Langton Matravers
Dated: 24 May 1679

- made and declared his last Will and Testament in writing and therein nominated nor appointed no Executor

- Bond amount: £40

- Sureties: Thomas Bower Marbler of Langton Matravers & Thomas Combes Marbler of Langton Matravers

- Administrator: Thomas Bower

- Condition of the obligation: to faithfully execute the Will; to make an inventory of the goods, chattells and credits of the
  deceased and to exhibit the same to the Registry of the Archdeacon’s Court and to make a just Account of his Administration
  when thereunto lawfully required

Witness: Richard Fitzherbert

NB: Kim Parker
Thomas Bower the Administrator was probably the brother of the deceased, his son Thomas Bower being only 13 years
old at the time


Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/W/1690 39
Will

Edward Tayler of the parish of Langton Wallis within the Isle of Purbeck and County of Dorsett
Dated: 28 Nov 1689

- being weake of body but of sound and perfect memory

- John & Mary Meech (son-in-law & daughter): £35
 
 - Mary Meech (daughter): the best kettle, the best brass pot in the house and the bed he now lies upon and
   everything belonging to it

- Briget (daughter): the wheat “now upon ground” & all except one acre

- Ephraim (son): an acre of wheat … [some words obliterated], two hogs “in the backside” and all … [some
  words obliterated], one hundred of the sheep, the second best kettle and brass pot in the house, the stone silt,
  the great table board and the great chest “with hands in the hath”, his best suit of clothes

- Ephraim, Mary & Briget (children): all his household goods not before mentioned to be equally divided
  between them

- John & Sarah Cull (grandchildren): the right which he has in Wilde made during Briget’s life

- Sarah Cull (granddaughter): the lease of the cows

- Edward, Robart & Joan Tayler (grandchildren): forty shillings apiece

- John & Mary Meech (grandchildren): five pounds apiece

- Thomas Corben (son-in-law): forty shillings

- John Tayler (kinsman): his worst suite of clothes

- Ephraim Tayler (son): rest & residue


Executor: Ephraim Tayler (son)
The mark of Edward Tayler
Witnesses: William Cull, John Hancok, Abell Knowler, James Fry (his mark)
Proved: 29 Oct 1690 – Executor sworn before Mr Rodderick at Blandford Forum
 

 


DHC Ref: DA/I/1690 77
Inventory
An Inventory of the goods & chattles which
Edward Tayler of Langton late deceased was possessed of

  £ s d
Inprimus. his wearing Apparell 05 00 00
Item. the bed and all belonging to it which stands in the
inner chamber and one coafer [coffer] in the same chamber
04 05 00
Item. one floak [flock] bed and one dust bed and all belonging to it
w(h)ich stands in the outer Chamber and one box and two
coafers [coffers] in the same Chamber
04 05 00
Item. in the buttery two hundred of cheese 01 08 ??
And in the same roome one stone selt? and milke pans and
fower barrells and cheese selt? and other things
01 02 00
Item. in the hall the table bord and forme and greate chest 00 18 00
and in the same roome six pewter dishes and warming pan 00 15 00
and in the same roome fower chires [chairs] and andiers and
crooks in the chimney and a pair of bellows and one spit
and fire pane and tongs
00 06 00
Item. in the Kitchen fouer kittles 02 10 00
And in the same rome [room] fower brass pots and an iron pot
and two brass skillets and three pewter dishes
02 15 00
and three couells [cowles] and three trendles and two pailes 00 14 00
and the churne and other small things 00 05 00
And in the backside a wheaterick and in the barne oats 03 00 00
and the two hogs in backside 02 00 00
And three Acres of wheate upon ground 03 00 00
And in Judis one hayrick and grenhay one hayrick
and in the medow at home one hayrick
05 10 00
Item. five Kine at two pounds and tenn shillings apece 12 10 00
and fower yong beast 04 00 00
and the horse and bridle and saddle 03 00 00
And thirty Ews at six shill(ings). apece 09 00 00
and six and twenty other sheepe at 4s apece 05 04 00
Item. two Ladders and a drag 00 10 00
Item. in debts and desprate debts 05 00 00

£

76 18s 00d

 
By us: John Hancoke, William Cull
Exhibited: 29 Oct 1690


Abstracted from transcript in Sue Mills’ possession (from reference AD/DT/W/1694/25)

Margery Chinchin of Langton Matravers
Dated: 17 June 1693

- ‘being sick and Weake of body’

- Elizabeth Savage (sister): feather bed and bolster with the rug and blanket

- Rebecca Brownsy (cousin): yellow rug

- Susanna Corbin: ‘my best hat & my grey coat’ and 5s

- Elizabeth Michel (kinswoman) of Isle of Wight: best coat

- Eleanor Scarrifield (kinswoman): a canvas sheet.

- There are 3 bushels of wheat given to me from Edward Cole: I give one bushel to my Brother Savage,
  one bushel to Richard Brownsy and one bushel to John Chinchin (cousin)

- Roger Savage of ‘Knightson’ (cousin): great chest.

- Mary Cole (cousin): little kettle.

- John Chinchin (cousin): rest of my goods

Executor: John Chinchin (cousin)
Signed by testatrix
Witnesses: George King, Thomas Coorues
Proved: 9 June 1694


 

Abstracted from transcript in Sue Mills’ possession (from reference AD/DT/W/1702/18)

Sarah Colens, widow of Langton, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 15 December 1701

- ‘being in health of body’

- Martha Colens (daughter): £56, with a bed and the furniture belonging ‘that now standes in the
  chamber over the hall’, chest of drawers ‘and all my beese and my to worste silver spoons and my
  to silver dram dishes and my case of bottels’

- Elizabeth Smith (daughter): great silver cup, silver spoon, ‘a cubarde that is in the chamber over
  the outer roome’ and my green rug

- Mary Hayward (daughter): best bed and furniture belonging, best brass pan, ‘my tenstitcht cushen
  and the box that I put my clothes in’

- Children of Elizabeth Smith (daughter) ‘that are now borne’: ten sheep

- Sarah Hayward (granddaughter): best Bible

- Three younger children of Mary Hayward (daughter): 3 best silver spoons

- Sarah Smith, daughter of Elizabeth Smith: ‘my salme book that is woorked and my Cabened’

- Mary Hayward: to ‘bury me at hir one charge with the mony that is in hir husban's hands’

- Elizabeth Smith (daughter): black mantel

- My three daughters before named: rest of my goods to be equally divided

Executors: Richard Smith and John Hayward (sons in law): £8 5s each
Signed by testatrix ‘Sarah Collings’
Witnesses: the mark of Jone . Chinchen, Thomas Coomes, John Franklin jun.
Proved: 28 October 1702


 

Mic/R/263     1705/7
Administration

Stephen Phippard, son of Dinah of Langton, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset (died intestate)
Bond dated: 14 February 1705/06

- Dinah Phippard, widow of Langton, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, Richard Phippard, Taylor and
  Peter Vye, farmer, bound to the Court.

Condition: Dinah Phippard, widow administrator of goods is to make an inventory to be exhibited
on or before 29 September and a make an account of administration before 25 March.
Signed by administrators except Dinah Phippard (X)
Witnesses: Peter Phippard, William Seilles [?]


Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/A/1706 33
Administration Bond

Wilmotte Baker [spelt Wilmouth in the document] widow late of Langton
Dated: 07 Sep 1706
 
- Bond amount: £14

- Sureties: Simon Baker Cordwainer of Langton Matravers & James HALL Marbler of Swanage

- Administrator: Simon Baker, son of the deceased

- Condition of the obligation: to make an inventory of the goods, chattells and credits of the deceased and to
  exhibit the same to the Registry of the Archdeacon’s Court at or before the five and twentieth day of December
  next ensuing and to make a just Account of his Administration at or before the five and twentieth day of December

Witnesses: John Symonds, Richard Cull (his mark)
Sworn before: W. Baker, Surrogate

 


 

Mic/R/264       1708/14
Administration

Peter Phippard, bachelor of Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset (died intestate)
Bond dated: 27 November 1708

- Richard Phippard, taylor of Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset and John Franklin, yeoman of
  same place, bound to the Court in £100.

Condition: Richard Phippard, brother of Peter Phippard deceased, and administrator of goods
of Peter Phippard is to make an inventory to be exhibited on or before last day of May and to
make an account of administration before last day of November next.

Signed by administrators
Witnesses: Richard Fitzherbert, Thomas Lutton

 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre


DHC Ref: DA/W/1714 30
Will
 

John Franklin of Langton in the Isle of Purbick and County of Dorsett
Dated: 27 Jan 1713/14

- Mary Homer (sister): half a guinea

- George Franklin (nephew): one piece of broad gold

- Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Coastfield ten shillings

- William Abbott Cole: one piece of broad gold

- Joan Franklin (wife): all his land during her natural life

- Mary Franklin (daughter): all his land after her mother’s decease, to her and her heirs forever

- Joan Franklin (wife) & Mary Franklin (daughter): rest & residue to be equally divided between them

Executrix: Joan Franklin (wife)
Signed John Franklin
Witnesses: John Symmonds, Joan Chapman, Richard Kater (his mark)
Proved: 01 May 1714 – sworn before Thomas Riley Surrogate
 

 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/W/1720 16
Will

Edward Cole Marbeler of Langton Wales in the Isle of Purbeck
Dated: 18 Oct 1714

- Sarah Cole (wife): one pound

- William Cole (son): the quarr which he has not broken up, paying no ground rent except to the Landlord & to have
  the privilege of carrying stone out of the ground

- William Cole’s children (grandchildren): one shilling apiece

Executor: William Cole (Son)
The mark of Edward Cole
Witnesses: John Cull, John Peverell, Edmund Hancock (his mark)
Will proved: 11 Feb 1720/1

 


 

Mic/R/348       1724

Richard Phippard
Dated: 31 July 1724

- Sarah (wife): my house and household goods for her life on condition she continues unmarried.

- Richard (son): my house and lands after decease or marriage of my wife. Feather bed with
  all things belonging, one of the largest brass pots, one of the great and one of the small brass
  kettles when 21 years.

- Sarah (daughter): all other goods after decease or marriage of my wife. £10 to be paid by her
  brother Richard 2 years after he shall be possessed of my estate.

Signed by testator with (X)
Witnesses: Thomas Manning, Lewis Cole, Elizabeth Vye

Further date given at end [does not appear to be probate date]: 8 October 1724
 

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Microfilm 0090731 1726 – 1728 bundle 65 (1728), number 34

Thomas Bower, Marbler of Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 30 October 1726

- Rachell (daughter): 2 houses and buildings in Langton now in possession of Joseph Talbutt
  and Thomas Cribb, and 11 acres of arable land lying in the 2 fields called Maynehide North-Field
  and Maynehide South-Field, also 1 acre and a yard of meadow lying in the meadow called
  Herson Mead and opposite to the said houses I lately purchased of George Trenchard Esquire
  and Trustees for the lives of Thomas Bower, Marquess Bower and Rachell Bower (my son and daughters)

- Rachell (daughter): also £5 in 6 months, bed bolster and pillows with the bedspread, curtains,
  ‘valling’ and bedding standing in the inside of the Outer Chamber, 2 kettles, between the biggest
  and the smallest half of my pewter, warming pan, large trunk in the Outer Chamber, 6 [?] in the
  Inner Chamber, 2 best pots (the one bellmetal the other iron)

- Thomas (son): messuage and tenement which I purchased of George Trenchard, Esquire and
  Trustees, and rest of goods

Executor: Thomas (son)
Signed by testator
Witnesses: Daniel Masters, John Tarrant
Proved: 29 July 1728 on oath of Thomas Bower
 

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Microfilm 0090732 1729 – 1730 bundle 67 (1730), number 36

William Bower,of Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 5 March 1726 [? could be 1727]

- Robert (eldest son): house at Okenfield which he now lives in, he paying 20s to Sarah Bower,
  William Bower, Anna Mabe and Abigall Dore (my 4 children) each in 12 months

- William (son): wearing apparel and my ‘Quarr tools’

- Sarah Bower and Anna Mabe (daughters): ‘1 bord and 1 foorin and bedsted which is up at my
  hows att Akenfield an a fether beed’ and 2 pillows which is in the ‘hows’ I now live in within
  12 months of my decease.

- Jean (‘beloved wife’): rest

Executrix: Jean (wife)
Signed by testator with X
Witnesses: Daniel Masters, Simon Sheron ‘S’ his mark, Ann Sheron

Renunciation: 9 October 1730
Jeane Bower, executrix in the will of William Bower, late husband of Langton Matravers,
renounces her right in the probate of the will and conveys probate of the will to Simon Sherwood (her brother)

Signed by Jeane Bower with X
Witnesses: Daniel Masters, ‘Bess Edemens’
Administration bond: [?] October 1730
Simon Sherwood, Husbandman of Langton Matravers and Richard Fitzherbert, Gentleman
of Blandford are bound.

Condition: Simon Sherwood, brother-in-law to administer the goods of William Bower etc.
Signed by Simon Sherwood (X), Richard Fitzherbert
Witness: Thomas Fitzherbert

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Microfilm 0090732 1729 – 1730 bundle 67 (1730), number 37

Richard Keat, of Langton Matravers, Dorset
Dated: 23 June 1726

- ‘weak in body’

- John (second son): East End of my house called the Hall and the Chamber and Garret over
  it together with part of the garden that runs the length of the house southward. Then to Hanna
  his present wife, then to Richard (my youngest son), forever.

- John (son): also parcel of land (25 Goad) situated in Frankins[?] Meadow in West Street, Corfe Castle.
  Then to Mary daughter of John (son), then to Richard (my son), forever.

- Mary daughter of John (son): £10 when 18 years old to be paid by Richard (son)

- Joseph (third son): £10 to be paid by executor in 6 years. If he dies the sum is to remain with executor.
  Featherbed with belongings in the Little Chamber at the West End of the house and the largest brass kettle.

- Richard (youngest son): West part of my house the Hall and Buttery with the 2 Chambers over it and also
  part of the upper ‘flat’[?] of the garden which is freeland and the new fuel house standing in the lower end
  of the said ‘flat’[?]. Bed and its belonging in the Best Chamber over the Hall.

- James, John and Richard (sons): other household goods

- James (eldest son): the Kitchen with the Chamber over it and the bed in the said Chamber and the largest
  chest in the other Chamber at the East End of the house. The stable adjacent the East End of the house
  and part of the garden that lies from the end of the house eastward and that part of the upper ‘flat’[?] which
  was taken out of the ‘bast’[?] and lies next the roadway. If James dies without issue, then goes to Richard
  (son) forever.

- James (‘beloved son’): rest

Executor: James (son)
Signed by testator with X
Witnesses: Thomas Manning, John Knowles, Betty Knowles (x), Ann D Cole

Administration bond: 22 October 1730
Richard Keat, Mason of Langton Matravers and Christopher Keemer, Victualler of Blandford are bound.

Condition: Richard Keat to administer the goods of Richard Keate of Langton Matravers, deceased
Signed by those bound
Witness: Thomas Fitzherbert
Proved: 22 October 1730

 

Abstracted from scanned copy of original will copy held by Leslie Lander

Samuel Dowland, marbler of Langton 'Wallas' [Wallis], Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 16 February 1730/1731

- John Cull ('unckel'): my house 'which have two dweelings and the gardens
  belongeeing to the houses and the land of the houses and gardens'

- 'Trefeny Dowlan' (mother-in-law): 1s

- James Dowlan and Joana Dowlan (brother and sister): 1s each to be paid in 12
  months after decease

- John Cull ('beloved' uncle) of 'Langton Wallas': rest

Executor: John Cull (uncle)
Signed by testator
Witnesses: Daniel Masters, John [?]pear, Thomas Edmonds, Edmund Nineham
Proved: 16 May 1737


 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre

DHC Ref: DA/W/1742 38
Will

Christen Coll [also as Christian Cole] widow of Langton in the Isle of Purbick and County of Dorset
Dated: 12 May 1740

- Edward Coll (son): two pewter platters that belonged to his grandfather

- William Coll  (son): two pewter platters

- Mary Corben (daughter): one great pewter platter and a washing tub which is at Peter Corben's house

- Harry Corben (grandson): one box

- Martha Coll  (granddaughter): her best mantel and petticoat

- Rachell Coll  (daughter): best bed in the inner Chamber with all its furniture and all her wearing apparel both woollen and linen

- Rachell & Richard Coll  (children): rest of her goods to be parted equally between them

- Richard Coll  (son): the money due to her from her son Edward and rest & residue


Executor: Richard Coll (son)
The marke of Christen Coll
Witnesses: John Keat, Mary Corben (her mark), Daniel Masters
Will proved: 17 Sep 1742 - Richard Cole, lawful son, sworn before John Walker

 

 

DHC Ref: DA/W/1744/40
Will

Daniel Talbot, Yeoman of Langton in the Isle of Purbeck
Dated 28 May 1744

- loving wife Sarah: all and singular my goods, Chattles and personal Estate

Executrix : Sarah Talbot (wife)
Signed by testator
Witnesses: Samuel Serrell, Elizabeth Serrell

Will proved: 17 Jan 1744 - Sarah Talbot (wife)

Sworn before John Culme

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Microfilm 0090742 1746 – 1747 bundle 83 (1747), number 33

Henry Bower, Marbler of Langton Matravers, Dorset
Dated: 19 May 1744

- ‘beloved wife’: 1s

- George, Henry, Joseph and Aston Bower (my four sons): 1s each in 12 months

- Aston (son): my bed ‘which I now lieth upon’ with all its furniture and my ‘quarr’ working tools

- Martha (‘beloved daster’ [daughter]): 2 dwelling houses that I and my son now live in with garden during
  the lives upon it. 2 gold rings and household goods. And the rest.

Executrix: Martha Bower (daughter)
Signed by testator with X
Witnesses: Henry Cross, Daniel Masters
Proved: 1747

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Microfilm 0090743 1748 – 1749 bundle 84 (1748), number 44

Stephen Purbeck, Yeoman of Langton, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 25 March 1748

- Endorsed on cover: ‘received the fees to be sent to Mary Brown, junior at Langton in Purbeck’

- Elizabeth Cooper (granddaughter): living at Worth and to her children after her during the lives on it

- Mary Brown (daughter): house she lives in and all goods. Then to my two grand‘dasters’ Elizabeth Cooper
  and Mary Brown.

- Betty Cooper (granddaughter): must pay Samuel Smith £10 which was borrowed of him.

- Thomas Brown (son-in-law): 1s

- Jane Purbeck (daughter-in-law): 1s

- Mary Brown (granddaughter): house and garden at Blacklands, my living at ‘Acken’ and rest of goods

- Mary Brown (daughter): £6/year to be paid by Mary Brown (granddaughter)

Executrix: Mary Brown (granddaughter)
Signed by testator
Witnesses: John Brown, Mary Mudge (‘M’) her mark
Proved: 1748


 

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Microfilm 0090743 1748 – 1749 bundle 85 (1749), number 27

Samuel Serrell, Esquire of Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 25 January [?] 1747

- Whereas the capital farm and demesnes of Durnford with closes of land called Bindlidge, Woodhide
  and Easthide at Langton and in Worth and Sandwich, other lands belonging except plot of ground
  containing 15 Goads lying on west side of house of Henry Bower and lately enclosed out of a meadow
  belonging to the premises were made chargeable with payment of £1000 to Mary and Jane Serrell
  (daughters) each as set forth in a Release 2 January 1728 between Samuel Serrell (me) on one part
  and John Vincent, deceased (brother-in-law) and Robert Joyce (brother-in-law) on the other; and whereas
  on marriage of Jane (daughter) with William Melliar I advanced £400 of her £1000 leaving only £600 left to
  raise from the capital farm; whereas Mary Serrell (daughter) died intestate and administration of goods was
  granted to me. The £600 and £1000 is not to be raised from the capital farm. Jane Vincent’s £600 is to be
  raised from lands hereby given to Elizabeth Serrell (wife). Capital farm of Durnford except closes called
  Bindlidge, Woodhide and Easthide and part of my Manor of Sandwich lying in Langton and other freehold
  lands in Langton to John Haskoll (brother-in-law), Gentleman of Stourton Caundle for the use of Samuel
  (son) to receive rents. If Samuel has no issue then to John (son) and his issue intail.

- Samuel (son): leasehold estate in Langton for remainder of term to Elizabeth Serrell (wife) discharged
  from raising of £1000 or any part of the closes Bindlidge, Woodhide and Easthide in Worth and Sandwich
  and 2 meadows at Lynch called ‘Ten Acres’ (10 acres) and Hills (4 acres) and part of Manor of Sandwich in
  Sandwich alias Swanwich with the rents and tenement at Ulwell, Studland part of the same Manor held by
  William Clavell. And my 2 garden plots in Borough of Wareham and lands at Woolgarston in Corfe Castle
  lately purchased of Thomas Serrell (kinsman) and other lands in Purbeck except such as lie in Langton
  chargeable and given to Elizabeth Serrell (wife) with payment of the £600 raisable to Jane (daughter) wife
  of William Melliar out of my farm and demesnes of Durnford.

- To Elizabeth Serrell (wife) £20/year which I engaged in my Marriage Articles to pay her.

- Samuel (son): silver tankard ‘that was my grandfather Salter’s’

- Melliar (daughter): silver tankard marked with a cock and ram

- James Melliar (grandson): the bowl given by my sister Vincent to my daughter Mary

- Joyce’s (late sister) children, my children and James Melliar (grandson): 1 guinea each to buy a mourning ring

- Elizabeth (wife): residue in trust for use of my children

Executrix: Elizabeth (wife)
Signed by testator
Witnesses: John Combes, Elizabeth Combes, Jane Ford
Proved: 31 August 1749 by oath of Elizabeth Serrell (widow), sworn by John Combes
 

 

Transcribed by Kim Parker from microfilms at the Dorset History Centre
 

DHC Ref: DA/A/1749 16
Administration Bond

Jane Bower late of Langton Matravers widow intestate
Dated: 25 Sep 1749

- Bond amount: £12

- Sureties: Simon Sherwood of Langton Matravers, Jeremiah Wilks of Langton Matravers & Mary Clark spinster of Langton Matravers

- Administrator: Simon Sherwood of Langton Matravers, brother of the deceased

- Condition of the obligation: to make an inventory of the goods, chattells and credits of the deceased and to exhibit the same to the Registry
  of the Archdeacon’s Court at or before the last day of February next ensuing and to make a just Account of his Administration before the
  last day of September 1749. [Likely a clerical error; 1750 more logical since administrators were usually granted one year to administer an estate.]

Sworn before: John Combes, Clerk
The deceased is Jane Bower formerly Megar née Sherwood/Sherren, second wife and widow of William Bower (died 1730)