Swanage Wills

Summaries of registered wills in PCC by Richard Wiltshire made using
The National Archives PCC Will Index and PROB 11 microfilms at the Family Records Centre, London.


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PROB 11/656/24

James Terry Marbler of Sanwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 7 August 1732

- Sarah Gover (cousin): 100

- Mary Gover (cousin): 50

- Ann Gover (cousin): 50

- Elizabeth Gover (cousin): 50

- Peter Gover (cousin): 50

- Anna Gover (cousin): 100

- Sarah Gover (sister): residue

Executrix: Sarah Gover (sister)
Witnesses: [none]

Appeared Personally: Robert Kaines, Gentleman of Wareham and Lewis Cole, barber of Sandwich.
They stated they both knew the testator and say that the will is in the handwriting of the deceased.
Sworn 29 December 1732.
Proved: 8 January 1732/33 (on oath of Sarah wife of Peter Gover, sister of deceased)

PROB 11/667/195

John Chapman of Sandwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 24 October 1733

- John Chapman (son): all my lands provided he pay the following sums:
  Mary Chapman (daughter): 1000 on her day of marriage to my daughter’s order and 5% per annum for
  the said sum from the day of my death to her marriage day to be paid out of my lands.

- Susan Beata Chapman (daughter): 1000 on her day of marriage to my daughter’s order
  and 5% per annum for the said sum from the day of my death to her marriage day to be paid out of my
  several copyholds

- Elizabeth Serrell (sister): 30s a quarter to be paid out of my lands.

- Joan Frankling (sister): 10 to be paid out of my lands in lieu of a legacy formerly given on my father’s
  will and spent by her mother’.

- Mary Chapman of London (niece): 50 to be paid out of my lands.

- Thomas, John and Anthony Serrell (3 nephews): 10 each to be paid in 1 year.

- Mary and Johanna Frankling (2 nieces): 10 each to be paid in 1 year.

Executor: John Chapman (son)
Witnesses: Edmund Cooke, Lewis Cole and William Thomson
Proved: 30 September 1734 (on oath of John (son))

PROB 11/689/131

Thomas Pushman, senior, marbeller of Sandwich
Dated: 27 March 1738

- John (son): 100 ‘which he hath of mine now in his own hand’ and my 3 horses, cart-boater and all my
  bankers in Sandwich. Also my bed in the little chamber.

- Lewis Cockram (son-in-law): 5

- Sarah Cockram (dau): 1 guinea to buy her a mourning ring, the quilt in the fore chamber ‘where I now lyes’,
  the looking glass in the same room and another small looking glass.

- Thomas (son): 150, my quarry in Mr Chapmans ground with all my ‘quarre tools’, my bed in the Passage
  Chamber with all things belonging.

- William (son): 150, a Mill Puff Bed with all things belonging.

- Robert (son): 200, bed and its belongings, all my wearing apparel both linen and woollen.

- John (son) and Lewis Cockram (son-in-law): to be guardians to my son Robert until age of 21 years.

- Ann Farthing (dau): 150

- Hester Pushman (dau): 50 and all the reversion or remainder of estate in the living called ‘Talbutts Living’
  in Sandwich, best bed with white curtains, white quilt and the rest, largest looking glass that is in the Hall.

- Mary Pushman (dau): 150, bed with yellow curtains, callicoe quilt and the rest and the large looking glass
  in the Kitchen.

- Lewis, James, Ann, Sarah and John Pushman (5 grandchildren): 1 guinea each.

- Rest of household goods to be divided between my 8 children at the discretion of my three daughters
  Sarah Cockram, Hester and Mary Pushman.

Executors: son John and (son-in-law) Lewis Cockram.
All legacies to be paid within one year.
What appears to be over and above the legacies (either by sea or land) to be divided between my 7 children
John, Thomas, William, Robert, Anne Farthing, Hester and Mary.
Witnesses: Lewis Cole, Elizabeth Cole and Ann Cole.
Proved: 31 May 1738 (granted on oath of John Pushman)

PROB 11/770/152

James Marsh, Freemarbler of Sandwich, ‘Isle of Purbick’, Dorset
Dated: 31 July 1745

- ‘Beloved wife’: 1s

- Henry Marsh (‘beloved father’): my best suit of wearing apparel both woolen and linen to be delivered to
  him within 12 months.

- John Marsh (uncle): ‘if I should do otherwise than well for him to deliver the substance that I have put into
  his hands to my beloved father ‘Henerey’ Marsh’.

- John Marsh (uncle): the rest and he is Executor

Witnesses: Hana Stone (X) and Daniel Masters
Proved: 18 May 1749 (on oath of John Marsh (uncle).

PROB 11/770/174

Edmund Cooke, Rector of Sandwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 24 April 1747

- Reverend Doctor Cheney, Dean of Lincoln and Robert Edmonds of Bossington, Southampton:
  capital farm called ‘Noakhouse’, Burrowcleere alias Burghcleer, Southampton with land in trust to be
  used for: rents and profits to Sarah (wife), and to raise 1000 from selling of timber or by mortgage:
  200 to Thomas (son), 400 to Jane (daughter) and 400 to Sarah (daughter) to be paid 2 years after
  decease of wife. When all has been paid, farm goes to Charles (son), forever.

- Sarah Cooke (wife): Worth Farm, Worth, Dorset held on term of years determinable on my death, and
  the decease of Thomas and Jane (son and daughter), and Abbots Living at Worth purchased of John
  Cockram on a remainder of a term of years determinable on the decease of Sarah (daughter) and William
  Abbot. Then to go to Jane and Sarah (daughters) for rest of terms.

- Sarah Cooke (‘loving wife’): residue of goods

Executrix: Sarah Cooke (wife)
Witnesses: John Marsh, John Woolfrys, Thomas Savage
Proved: 2 June 1749 (on oath of Sarah Cooke, widow)

Margin: 24 December 1824 administration of the goods of Reverend Edmund Cooke left un-administered
by Sarah Cooke, widow, to John Alexander of Carey Street, Lincolns Inn, Middlesex the nominee of
Edward Wright Brown Weedon Dawes, Thomas Dawes, John Garford and Michael S [? writing unclear],
all the right to the interest in manor, messuages and lands in Swanage in the term of years [? writing unclear].

PROB 11/784/390

John Hancock of Sandwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

- ‘being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers
  of the seas…my body I commit to the earth or sea as it shall please God…’

- Wearing apparel (woollen and linen), wages, land, tenements, estates etc I give to ‘loving father’
  Thomas Hancock of Sandwich.

Executor: Thomas (father).
Witnesses: W Milner, Lewis Cole
Proved: 29 December 1750 (on oath of Thomas, father of deceased)

PROB 11/812/315

Jonathan Wheeler, late mercer of Swanage, Dorset, now in the Hudsons Bay Company's Service
Dated: 3 May 1746

- ‘being in bodily health’ and ‘considering the perils and dangers of the Seas and other uncertainties
  of this transitory life’

- Mary Hayes (‘well beloved’ daughter-in-law) wife of William, cheesemonger of Snowhill, London: all wages, money,
  land, goods etc

Executrix: Mary Hayes
Witnesses: James Buyers, Ann Danforth, Nicholas Ekerothop[?]
Proved: 12 November 1754 (to Mary Hayes, wife of William)

PROB 11/922/366 [Abstract from transcription given to Sue Mills].

Timothy Chinchen the Elder, Merchant, of Sandwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 9 April 1762

- Executors to take an Inventory of my personal estate after my decease, both at Sandwich & sea.

- Mary Chinchen (wife): 50

- Susanna and Mary Chinchen (daughters): 50 each

- Samuel Edmonds: 50

All to be paid at the end of six months after my decease.

- Mary Chinchen (wife): annuity of 25 in two equal half yearly payments for her natural life. The first payment
  to be made at the end of 18 months after my decease and not before.

- All the rest, residue and remainder of my goods, chattels, bills, bonds, books, debts, ready money and
  securities for money and plate: to my five children: Priscilla wife of Joseph Edmonds, Timothy Chinchen,
  Susanna Chinchen, Ruth late wife of James Edmonds and Mary ‘Chinchen’.

Joint executors/executrixes: Priscilla Edmonds, Timothy ‘Chinchen’, Susanna ‘Chinchen’,
Ruth Price formerly Edmonds and Mary Chinchen
Witnesses: Robert Kaines Thomas Bartlett
Probate: 27 October 1766

PROB 11/949/225

Howard Serrell Gentleman of Swanwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 25 September 1767

- Samuel (brother): 10 in 2 installments (one at 6 months and the second at 12 months).

- Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha Bonfield (cousins): all stock and trade of Mercery and Grocery that shall be in
  my Shop and any other place. Stock to be valued. If not worth 300 then the executors are to pay the rest to
  make it up within 12 months of my decease.

- Mr John Morrison: 20

- My Kinsman Abel Bonfield: 50 and all wearing apparel (both linen and woollen)

- My Kinsman Samuel Bonfield: 50 and moiety or share and interest of leasehold house in which Samuel lives.

- Elizabeth Serell (cousin) daughter of my uncle David Serell: 10

- Elizabeth Oviatt (cousin) daughter of my uncle William Serell: 10

- William Serell son of John Serell: 10

All to be paid within 12 months.

- ‘My good friends’ Thomas Bartlett, Attorney at Law of Wareham and Joseph Collins the elder, marbeller of
  Sandwich, Dorset: lands, tenements, boathales, leasehold, ready money etc to be used to make 500
  out of consolidated 3% annuities in order to pay the interest from such money to brother Samuel Serell
  ‘towards his support and maintenance’.

- Samuel Serrell (brother): to occupy the old back kitchen chamber of my house with a fire passage through the
  garden to and from such back kitchen chamber. Also the use of the bedstead, bed curtains with 2 pillows, one
  bolster, 2 pillow ties, 2 bolster cloths, 2 pairs of sheets, 3 blankets, 1 [?] quilt with Chest of Drawers and the
  trunk or chest now in the chamber, provided he remain a bachelor. Samuel not to get the chamber for his
  use if he marries.

- Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha Bonfield: to occupy the Shop of my house and the Salt House Room for keeping
  salt until my kinsman their brother George Bonfield, the son of John Bonfield, marbeler, deceased, reaches
  21 years old, and no longer, provided that ‘they be willing of continuing the business of Mercery and Grocery’,
  but not otherwise. They may ‘wall up the inner door way between the Shop and the passage into the dwelling
  house in 3 months after my decease.

- Mrs Morrison (kinswoman): to occupy the dwelling house, garden (except the Kitchen Chamber, Shop and
  Salthouse) and the use of household goods, furniture, plate and china until one month after my kinsman
  George Bonfield reaches 21 years. If he dies the Morrison may live in the house for her life and pay the rent
  and taxes, provided she doesn’t remove any fittings or furnishings and keeps it in good order If she refuses to
  comply then it is to be taken up by trustees of will. If she doesn’t want to live there then she receives 4 a year
  for life, to be paid immediately after the death of Mrs Cockram provided the lease for 2 lives is still subsisting.

- John Harden: ‘be permitted to work my Quarry in Dursetone Bay for the space of one year after my decease and
  no longer on the same terms as present’. No one else to work the quarry.

- Thomas Bartlett and Joseph Collins to pay the produce of the remainder of real and personal estate for the
  maintenance and education of George Bonfield until he reaches 21 years, when they deliver up the rest to him,
  with continued payment to Mrs Morrison. If George Bonfield dies the dwelling house, as soon as it is quitted
  by Mrs Morrison, and my share in lands called Brothers at Fitower, Corfe Castle are to go to Sarah, Elizabeth   and Martha Bonfield.

- Remaining bankers, boathales in trust for the benefit of Samuel Bonfield, the younger and Howard Bonfield,
  sons of Samuel Bonfield, marbeler, of Sandwich. They are also to have the use of the 500 stock after brother
  Samuel Serell dies.

- Elizabeth Bonfield, the younger (cousin): use of the reversionary right in Mrs Cockram’s estate.

- Leasehold estate called Boyleivell or Peverell Point, Sandwich, held under George Pitt, in trust for the use of my kinsmen
  Abel and Samuel Bonfield. The estate to be charged with the payment of 5 a year to be paid to brother Samuel Serell.

- Rest or remainder in trust for the use of Sarah, Elizabeth and Martha Bonfield, with an annuity of 5 a year to Elizabeth
  Bonfield their mother for her life in two equal half yearly payments, and one other annuity of 5 and by 2 equal half yearly
  payments to Mrs Morrison for her life.

Executors: Thomas Bartlett and Joseph Collins: 5 guineas each.
Witnesses: Grace Haysom, Robert Brown and Lewis Warren
Proved: 16 June 1769 (by oath of Joseph Collins)

PROB 11/959/279

Sarah Vye, widow, of Sandwich
Dated: 6 June 1770

- Richard and John Andrews, sons of Hannah Andrews (sister): 50s each

- John Pushman, stone merchant, Elizabeth Warren late widow of William Pushman, George Manuel and Sarah
  his wife, Robert Sanders, Henry Parlett, all of Sandwich: 1 Guinea each to buy a Mourning Ring

- The daughter of Ann Coffin, deceased ‘one of my late husband’s heirs’: 2 guineas

- Children of James Willment of Sandwich, carpenter 20

- Wife and children of John Andrews (above): wearing apparel

- Henry Parlett, a younger son of Henry Parlett (above), or to Richard Parlett his brother if he should die: my bed
  in the garret of my dwelling house with the bedstead curtains and other furniture

- Henry Sanders of Sandwich, blacksmith: 2 guineas

- Mary Milborne (sister): the rest

Executors: Mary Milborne and Henry Sanders
To be buried ‘in the grave of my late husband in a plain and private manner and that after my interment the
following inscription be engraved on the stone now lying over my said late husband…’: “Here also lieth the
Body of Sarah his wife the daughter of Richard Davis late of Denbighshire in North Wales, gentleman”

Witnesses: William and George Filliter
Proved: 28 July 1770 (to Mary Milborne).

PROB 11/960/333

John Marsh, Stone Mason of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Made: 9 July 1770

- ‘being very sick and weak in body’

- In trust for ‘my two dear children’ John and Mary Marsh:
  John: all my wearing apparel
  Mary: all her mother’s wearing apparel
  Both: all goods

Samuel and Thomas Marsh (brothers): executors in trust for the children
Witnesses: Joseph Short, Charles Weeks, Timothy Farwell
Proved: 8 September 1770 (on oath of Samuel Marsh (brother)

PROB 11/984/27

John Pushman, Stone Merchant of Sandwich, Dorset
Dated: 30 October 1772

- Henry Pushman (son): 50 ‘at the end of 12 months next after my decease on the day of his marriage which
  shall happen first’.

- Mary Pushman (‘loving wife’): all ‘Bankers and Boathales and also the use of my horses, cart, tackle and boats.
  Then to go to son Henry. Rest of household goods to wife ‘desiring her to provide for my daughter Ann out of the
  same’. Wife to dispose of the rest among ‘my children’ as she thinks fit.

Executrix: Mary (wife)
Witnesses: Richard Barnes, Thomas Bartlett, Thomas Phillips
Proved: 7 January 1773 to Mary Pushman, widow.

PROB 11/1052/146

Peter Camell Gentleman of Sandwich in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 9 January 1775

- Mary Cole (niece) daughter of Jonathan Cole (brother-in-law): freehold house where I now live with
  outhouses, yard, garden, outlet in Sandwich and other freehold house in Swanage in occupation of
  Samuel Marsh and William Warren and also freehold house in Sandwich in occupation of John Kenton,
  surgeon, forever.

- John, Martin and Jonathan Cole and Peter Camell (nephews): 50 each to be paid in 12 months

- Hester Daman (niece) and Samuel Marsh, schoolmaster of Sandwich: 50 each to be paid in 12 months

- Mary Cole (niece): rest and household goods etc

Executrix: Mary Cole (niece)
Witnesses: John Keynton, John Melmoth, junior, Thomas Bartlett
Proved: 3 April 1779 (on oath of Mary Cole, spinster).

PROB 11/1082/447

Reverend John Pyke, Clerk Rector of Sandwich in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 17 January 1781      -  
Full Transcription

- Elizabeth (sister) wife of John Jacob Bennet: half part of freehold estate at Marnhall, Dorset, for her life
  then to Patty Bennet (youngest daughter of Elizabeth).

- Elizabeth (sister) and Sally wife of Edward Parker and Dolly wife of John Pitt (nieces): leasehold estates
  in Manor of Raundridge, Hampshire for residue of terms

- Sally (goddaughter) daughter of said niece Sally Parker: 20

- The son of John and Mary Keynton (godson): 5

- Polly daughter of late nephew John Pyke: 20 when 21 years. If she dies then to Dolly Pitt, one of
  my executrixes.

- John eldest son of late nephew John Pyke: 20 and gold watch.

- Reverend Mr Jones, my curate: 20

- Each of my servants that have lived with me one year before decease and living with me at my decease: 5

- Mary Tedbury (‘old servant’): further sum of 5

- Joseph Ralls and his wife: 5 each and to Gerrard and Joseph their sons 4 each.  All legacies to paid
  in 12 months except Polly Pyke’s.

- Poor of Sandwich: 5

- Elizabeth Bennet, Sally Parker and Dolly Pitt: household goods etc

Executrixes: Elizabeth Bennet, Sally Parker and Dolly Pitt
Witnesses: Thomas Bartlett, William Little, William Curtis
Proved: 24 September 1781 (oath of Sally Parker, wife of Edward and Dolly Pitt wife of John.
Elizabeth Bennet having renounced her executrixship)

PROB 11/1160/566

Mary Pushman, widow of Sandwich
Dated: 25 August 1786

- Lewis Pushman (son-in-law): clock and case and china bowl with letters ‘L.P.’, 1 dozen of
  pewter plates, 6 pewter dishes, the small furnace, large saucepan, smallest claw foot table
  in the Parlour, small boiler, ‘my rain water trough and all my water shoots. That Lewis fixes
  his water shoots at his house in Sandwich otherwise he wont get the water shoots’.

- Also 50 to him: ‘which he owes me on a note of his hand and also all such other monies as he
  may owe me at the time of my decease on the followance of my book’.

- Henry Pushman (son-in-law): large mahogany dining table, 6 mahogany chairs, a mahogany
  elbow chair, lead pump with the pipe, large furnace with the largest boiler, roasting rack and
  hook?, marble slab, the case with my silver ? knives and forks and hay ‘except so much thereof
  as my sister Anna Raines shall have occasion for for the cow which I leave hereafter bequested
  and left to her’. Also to Henry: large beau set and the chimney piece which I put up in my dwelling
  house in Sandwich.

- Mary (wife of Henry Pushman): tea urn and 3 china mugs viz. quart pint and half pint.

- Sarah (daughter of Lewis): 1 large silver table spoon

- Lucy (daughter of Lewis): broad ‘tick’ bed bolster and 2 pillows with turn up bedstead with linen
  curtains in ‘panes’ lines with white, a pair of sheets one of them Holland marked J.P.M. and the
  other Russia Cloth, 1 pair of pillows ties marked J.P.M., pair of blankets and a quilt white on one
  side and patch work on the other and also the under curtains. 1 pair of silver salts marked J.P.M.,
  a silver pepper box marked J.P.M., large mahogany tea board with the set of china and white china
  dishes and saucers, pot and bason and my smallest dressing glass.

- Sarah and Lucy: 21 each when 21 years.

- John Pond the younger, one of the sons of late daughter in law Sarah Pond: silver pint cup, blue
  and white ‘tick’ bed bolster and 2 pillows, an oak bedstead in the Garret, 2 blankets, pair of sheets,
  pair of pillow ties, quilt woolen on one side and patchwork on the other.

- James Pond (another son): 1 silver tablespoon

- John Pond the younger: 30 to be paid when 21 years

- William, Thomas and George Pond (other sons): 1 tablespoon and 10 each when 21 years.

- John Pushman (son of Henry): large silver tankard that was his grandfather John Pushman’s and
  2 large volumes of the History of the Bible.

- Henry Pushman (son of Henry): silver table spoon, largest china bowl marked ‘H.P.’, small oak
  chest for cloaks, my silver watch that was his grandfather’s.

- Ann Pushman (daughter of Henry): silver mustard box, large silver spoon marked ‘A.P.’, fine large
  table cloth marked ‘J.P.M.’, my sea weed pictures with the frames, the pictures made by Miss Meredith
  and a small china bowl.

- Anna Kaines Pushman (daughter of Henry): best bed ‘bestead’ and green curtains, vallams and other
  furniture, 2 pillows, 1 bolster, pair of sheets one of them Holland marked ‘J.P.A.’, pair of pillow ties
  marked the same, pair of blankets, a quilt white on one side and purple the other, my high
  chest of drawers, pair of silver butter boats, silver table spoon, small china bowl marked ‘A.K.P.’,
  largest claw foot table, large glass in the parlour.

- Mary Pushman (daughter of Henry): best dressing glass with dressing table, best tea table and
  best china that usually stands on it, silver cream mug marked ‘M.P.’, a silver table spoon, my
  large testament with the illustrations of the Scriptures.

- Henry Pushman (son-in-law): 25 (part of the sum of 100 which he owes me on a bond).

- Ann Pushman, Anna Kaines Pushman and Henry Pushman (children of Henry): 25 each (to be paid
  by their father out of the sum of 100 which he owes me by his bond, when they reach 21 years or are married).

- John and Mary (children of Henry): 25 each (when 21 years, ‘shall become payable to my sister
  Anna Kaines’ in the meantime)

- Anna Kaines (sister): all wearing apparel except that otherwise disposed of by a memorandum
  signed by me enclosed herein. Also all stock of butter, cheese, coals, wood, provisions, liquors, tea
  and sugar in my house except that for use immediately after my decease. My cow.

- ‘As for all and every part of my household plate, linen and china that belonged to my late brother
  Robert Kaines or which I’ve purchased since the decease of my husband John Pushman I in my
  own writing made out an particular inventory and account thereof’. – to be given to sister Anna Kaines.
  Rest of household goods to son-in-laws Lewis and Henry Pushman.

- George Filleter, Attorney at Law, Wareham: money on bonds, mortgages etc. on special trust for
  sister Anna Kaines during her life and after her decease half to my nephew Robert Kaines and the other
  half part of funds to my nephew Robert Hammond.

- Rest of monies and interest to John and Mary Pushman, children of Henry (son-in-law) when 21 years old.

- If Robert Hammond (nephew) dies before Anna Kaines without children then the moiety or share
  in the funds and the interest due shall on the death of Anna Kaines be paid to the following:
  - Unity Hammond daughter of brother in law Robert Hammond: 21
  - Children of nephew Robert Kaines: residue

- Robert Hammond (nephew): money to be advanced to him for his trade, making sure he takes good
  security and that he gives 3% interest for repayment.

- Lewis and Henry Pushman (sons-in-law): to be guardians of their respective children

Executor: George Filliter ‘to be accountable for any monies lost’ apart from that advanced
to nephew Robert Hammond.
Witnesses: Bula White and John Wood

Codicil One: An inventory and account of the household goods and furniture, plates and china which
belong to my late brother Robert Kaines:

Mahogany desk, gilt frame pier glass, a large silver tankard marked with letters ‘R.H.’, large copper
‘stue’ pan, largest copper tea kettle, largest water plate, a small fender, a small tubb with iron hoops
and handles, 3 or 4 stone jars, glass bottles ‘what she shall want for her use’, all plate or china that was
my brother’s whether marked or not.
All the above to go to Anna Kaines (sister). If she dies to go to nephew Robert Kaines. If he dies without
an heir then the silver tankard to go to nephew Robert Hammond. If he dies then to go to Anna Kaines
Pushman for her son or daughter.

‘I desire that there be no difference about the above things for I have given up my bond of 200 with more
of my effects which I giving in legacies to my late husband’s children and grandchildren’

By Mary Pushman, Swanage 2 March 1787

Codicil Two: An inventory and account of the household goods, furniture and effects which I had and have
purchased since the death of my late husband:

Bath stove and fender, copper coal shute, mahogany dining table and painted canvas covering, small claw
foot round table of ‘Ditto’, 6 mahogany chairs, small tea board, pair of mahogany chest of drawers,
mahogany night stool, a Japan waiter, large new china cups and saucers and all china that is not giving
on will or not marked, and all the spoons not given or any plate not on will, large frame of flowers and 4
glass pictures and 2 small ones, all earthenware and everything that is under the beauset, ‘all glass of
every sort in the beauset that she likes to have’, a new bedstead with flowered cotton curtains and vallens
lined with white, a window curtain the same, pair of new blankets, a quilt with sprigs linen and some work
on one side and white Holland on the other, 4 pairs of sheets marked ‘M.S.’ or ‘M.H.’, the carpet, the coffee
mill, largest sized iron box, a new copper warming pan, new coffee pot, pair of new candlesticks, half
dozen large knives and forks, half dozen small knives and forks, small tub with iron hoops and handles.
All of the above for Anna Kaines (sister). If deceased then to be equally divided between my nephews
or their children.
Inventory dated: 2 March 1787 (by Mary Pushman)

Codicil Three: to be buried in the same grave as husband ‘to have a good plain coffin eight poor men to
carry me to church, the Boatmen and what belong to work and instead of Gloves to given them half a
crown to each man the best Pall the Pall Bearers Mr Edmunds Mr ‘Chinchson’, Mr Dampier, Mr Filliter
Mr Henry Gillingham to ring the Knell 2 hours and 1 hour after’. (written by Mary Pushman)

Appeared personally: Henry Gillingham of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, shopkeeper and Robert Hammond
of Wareham, Hosier. On oath they state they knew Mary Pushman for over 20 years. She died on 2 June
1787 and had seen and recognized the writings and codicils or inventories as hers.

Sworn 29 November 1787.
Proved: 7 December 1787 (on oath of George Filliter).

PROB 11/1161/38

Sarah Richman, widow, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 19 October 1782

- Robert Chinchen (brother): 1s

- James Chinchen (brother): 1s

- Charlotte Chinchen (niece): all goods, debts etc.

Executrix: Charlotte Chinchen (niece)
Witnesses: Samuel Marsh and Mary Cole
Appeared personally: Samuel Marsh of Swanage on oath states he was the drawer and writer of the
will and put 1s next to the amounts for the brothers. 12 January 1788, Swanage before J Symonds,
Minister of Swanage, Commissioner.
Proved: 19 January 1788 (on oath of Charlotte Chinchen, spinster).

PROB 11/1163/105

Henry Townsend, Esquire, of Whitecliff, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 30 December 1785

- Helena (niece) daughter of Reverend Arthur Herbert and Helena his wife, both deceased: 300

- Arthur (nephew) son of Reverend Arthur Herbert and Helena his wife, both deceased: 200

- Richard Townsend Herbert, Esquire of Killarney, Ireland (nephew): gold stopwatch chain and seals

- Richard Boyle Townsend, Esquire (nephew): horizontal gold repeating watch chain and seals

- William Moody of Bathampton, Wiltshire: household goods at Whitecliff and plate china etc not for
  his use but in trust to dispose and convert it into money for Helena Herbert (niece).

- Helena (niece) wife of William Moody: 100 ‘as a token of my regard and friendship’

- John Townsend (brother), Esquire, Barrister at Law, of Shepparton, County Cork: rents from my
  tenants in Ireland

All legacies to be paid in 6 months

- John Townsend (brother): residue in trust for his children, the interest to accumulate and laid out in
  the purchase of 3% reduced annuities of Bank of England to be paid when 21 years old.

Executor: William Moody (‘good friend’)
Witnesses: Thomas Bartlett and Simon Grant, servant to Mr Bartlett

Codicil: 19 February 1788.- John Townsend (brother) of Shepparton, County Cork: all real and personal estate subject to the following:
- John Perry: 20

- James Talbot, farmer: 10

- Elizabeth Talbot: 20

- Elizabeth Wells: 20

- William Ingram: 10

- Timothy Chinchen, apothecary: 20

- ‘Mary the housekeeper at Whitecliff’: 20

- John Smith, agent in Ireland: 50

- Robert Atkins of Salisbury Street, Westminster: 50

James Townsend (kinsman) of Lincolns Inn: executor instead of William Moody
Witnesses: John Fentum, Richard Farguhar, Ann Duff
Proved: 29 February 1788 (on oath of James Townsend)

PROB 11/1193/324

Joseph Collins, Stone Merchant of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

- ‘Weak in body’

- Jos. Collins (son): freehold messuages in Swanage in occupation of myself, William Colman and
  Edith Gillingham, on condition that ‘he pays the whole of the principal money taken upon the premises
  with its interest and 30 for the uses hereafter mentioned’.

- Howard Collins (son): freehold messuages in Herston in occupation of himself, Anthony Sanders
  and Thomas Edmonds, on condition that ‘he pays the whole of the principal money taken upon
  the premises with its interest for the uses hereafter mentioned’.

- The sum of 30 to be paid by my said son Joseph Collins and 50 to be paid by Howard Collins and
  the rest of property and 100 which son Howard Collins stands bound to be paid to all my children and
  to the children of James Small (‘whom I do hereby order and direct shall be paid their mother’s share’)

Executors: Joseph and Howard Collins (sons)
Witnesses: John Tomes, Robert Burt and Mary Burt
Proved: 15 July 1790 (on oaths of Joseph and Howard Collins).

PROB 11/1193/326 [Abstract from transcription given to Sue Mills].

Mary Chinchen, the wife of Timothy Chinchen Stone Merchant of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
Dated: 6 February 1777

- Whereas Francis Spriggs, Stone Mason of Portsmouth, Southampton (‘my late Father’) in his will
  executed in the presence of three witnesses, made 7 December 1776 (and ‘now remaining in the
  Registry of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury’) gave the following: 2 houses,
  yards, backsides and gardens on the South side of the High Street in Portsmouth in occupations
  of myself and Richard Clarke, to ‘my good friends’ Thomas Gayfirs, Stone Mason of City of Westminster,
  Middlesex and Edward Sargeant, Carpenter, of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, on trust to the use of
  Mary (‘my dear daughter’) the wife of Timothy Chinchen, Stone Merchant of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck,
  Dorset, for her life then to her issue. Mary is to make a will by 3 credible witnesses to give the property
  to heirs.

- Now: 2 houses etc in Portsmouth (as above) for the use of Timothy Chinchen (husband) and his heirs forever.

- Whereas in Francis Spriggs’ will: rest of personal estate to Thomas Gayfers and Edward Sargeant upon
  special trust to put the same out on Government or real Securities at Interest as they shall think proper,
  and to pay the interest for the joint lives of Mary Chinchen (daughter), and Timothy Chinchen (her Husband).
  Not to be liable to control or debts of the said Timothy Chinchen , her Husband. If she survives her husband
  then the Stocks or Securities shall be then vested among issue of Mary Chinchen when 21 years old. She
  needs to make a will to assign it over to Timothy if no issue and if she dies before him.

- Now: rest of the personal estate of my late Father, given his last Will unto Thomas Gayfers and Edward
  Sargeant upon trust, to Timothy ‘Chinchen’ (husband).

Executor: Timothy Chinchen (husband)
Witnesses: John Tucker, John Lissmore Junior, George Binsteed
Proved: 31 July 1790

PROB 11/1200/11

Mary Cole, Spinster of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 28 November 1789

- John (brother): 5 guineas

- Martin (brother): land of the house occupied by Mrs Elizabeth Morrison together with the house and
  garden, forever

- Jonathan (brother): house where he now lives, together with garden for his life then his heirs, forever.
  Interest in 400 stock in 3% funds for his life to be paid by executor, then to William Cole, George
  Manwell, Hannah Cole, Peninah Cole and Martha Cole (sons-in-law and daughters of Jonathan)

- Samuel Marsh (brother-in-law): land of the houses and gardens belonging in occupations of said
  Samuel Marsh, Joseph Rugglass and John Phippard as tenants at will, forever.

- Hannah Marsh (sister): wearing apparel at death

- Hester Daimon (cousin): 10 guineas/year

- Samuel Marsh (nephew): house and its land where I now live, forever. Also the residue

Executor: Samuel Marsh (nephew)
Witnesses: Richard Butler, Mary Butler, Joseph Gover
Proved: 17 January 1791 (on oath of executor)