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.
Esther Daimon widow of Swanage
Dated: 16 September 1791
- Body to be carried by six bearers to be given 1s 6d for the trouble
- William Daimon (grandson): £350 in funds at interest of 3% annum and also
£37 10s in the hand of Samuel Marsh, Junior at £1 10s yearly interest.
- Reverend William Sedcole and Samuel Marsh, Junior to act as guardians of grandson, to pay
William Daimon £8/year until he be 10 years old. Money to be given when aged 21 years.
- William Daimon also to get: bed with green curtains, Bureom?, chest of drawers, fire screen,
2 silver table spoons, 5 silver teaspoons, 6 gold rings, 2 copper boilers and other furniture.
Pair of gold buttons, pair of stone buttons, silk purse, 2 silk gowns and all other gowns, black satin
cloak, 3 white petticoats, loose black petticoats, 16 shifts, white aprons and white handkerchiefs
and ruffles, 4 silk and muslin handkerchiefs, 3 silk handkerchiefs, 2 flannels, under waistcoats, [?]
under waistcoat, a childs white whittle and swathe and 2 glass tumblers, 7 volumes of Harveys Works,
4 volumes of the Universal Spectator, 2 of the Pilgrim, 2 of the Babbler, 3 volumes of the Picture and
the Practice of Piety. All to be kept for grandson until he was 21 years.
- If William Daimon dies: £200 to be put in the money stock to William Cole and James Marsh jointly.
- Hester Cole: to get £37 in the hands of Samuel Marsh and the rest of the clothes.
- Miss Mary Dampier of Corfe Castle a mourning ring such I had for my uncle for her own proper
use. 5 guineas to Dampier to be given to Jane Benfield at 1s/week payments. Jane also to have
red cloak, 2 cloth gowns, 2 pair of stays, 4 cheque aprons, plain robes, pocket handkerchief, shoes
and stockings, ring and money.
- Mrs Morrison: 2 guineas. To Anna Banfield now living with Mrs Morrison silk mittens, my bever gloves,
- Elizabeth wife of John Grey: grey and white linen gown and long green cloak
- Ann Sevier living with Mrs Taylor: long black silk cloak and pair of bever gloves, 3 books Burnet
Dupres and Whitfield
- Peggy wife of Samuel Bonfield: black cloaks and one bonnet
- Elizabeth Budden: bible
- Jane wife of William Masters: Flannel petticoat, 2 bath coating flannel petticoats, black callinanco[?]
Petticoat and a bonnet.
- Reverend William Sedcole 2 guineas and to her cousin Samuel Marsh, Junior, 2 guineas.
Witnesses: Esther Marsh and Joseph Gover
Proved: 15 January 1793
Samuel Marsh, Baker of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 23 December 1793
- James Marsh (son): 2 tenements in Swanage in occupation of Daniel Cooper the elder and Philip Tubb
the younger and the small buildings or Furze House thereto belonging for the remainder of the term.
Also to have household goods, furniture, plate, linen, woollen, china and wearing apparel.
- Peter Marsh (son): house with Malthouse and Brewhouse now in his occupation which I hold under
Mr Barland in Swanage to hold for the rest of the term of years.
- James and Peter Marsh (sons): freehold messuage with Water Grist Mill, garden and meadows in
Swanage as tenants in common and not jointly.
- Samuel Marsh (son): 2 houses and gardens in possession of William Rawles and William Gillingham,
Swanage with the quarry ground thereto belonging, forever.
- Esther wife of Richard Talbott (dau): £300 to be paid to her at the end of 12 months. If the amount
raised is deficient then it is to be made up from payments from the house, Mill and meadow given
to James and Peter Marsh as tenants in common.
- Also for her life, 2 houses in occupation of Thomas Lamb and Ann Burt and 3 plots of ground belonging
in Swanage in occupation of Peter and Samuel Marsh (sons) and from the determination of that estate
I devise the same to my brother Thomas Marsh in trust only to preserve the contingent estates therein
after limited from being defeated or barred but to permit her to receive the rents and profits for her life.
Then to give the premises to the heirs of her body and if none then to be given to James Marsh (son).
- Rest and charges for funeral debts: to Samuel Marsh (son)
Executor: Samuel Marsh (son)
Witnesses: James Talbott, Richard Butler, Thomas Bartlett, junior
Proved: 5 June 1794 (granted to Samuel (son).
George Bonfield, Merchant of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 20 December 1800
- George Serrell Bonfield (son): Stone Wharfs or bankers together with the land of the same being freehold
property when he reaches 21 years.
- Rest to be divided between Mary Bonfield (wife), sons George Serrell Bonfield and William Sedcole
Bonfield and daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Bonfield.
- George (son) to assist his mother in conducting her business until 21 years for the support and maintenance
of the family and when he comes of age he is to enter into partnership with his said mother.
Executrix: Mary Bonfield (wife)
I do require and trust my trusty friends Samuel Marsh of Swanage, Merchant and Joseph Gover,
Schoolmaster to take upon them the execution of this will.
Witnesses: John Gillingham, John Marsh senior and Francis Warren.
Proved: 11 May 1802 (granted to Mary Bonfield, widow)
Charles Smith, Gentleman of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 20 February 1801
- Amelia (sister): two freehold houses, outhouses, gardens in occupation of Amelia Smith (sister)
and James Randel. After her decease to go to brothers Henry Smith and Nathaniel Smith, sisters
Tabitha Lander wife of William, Ann Randell wife of James, Ruth Cull otherwise Smith wife of George,
Mary Smith and Elizabeth Smith, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
- Amelia (sister): all my goods and debts etc.
Executrix: Amelia (sister)
Witnesses: Nathan Chinchen, Thomas Lamb and Joseph Gover
Proved: 4 September 1802 (goods of Charles Smith late of Swanage, a lieutenant in His Majestys
Royal Navy, deceased, granted to Henry Smith, the administrator of the goods of Amelia Smith,
deceased who was whilst living the sister of the deceased sole executrix who survived the said
deceased but died without having taken upon her the probate.)
Martin Cole, Esquire of Heason, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 24 July 1802
- Sarah Cole (daughter): freehold house and garden and outhouses, Wareham, subject to mortgage
thereon which is not to be taken out of my personal estate. Garden in Wareham I purchased of
Elizabeth Seward, for the remainder of the term. House and garden now in my occupation at
- Martin Cole (son): house in Swanage now in occupation of Lieutenant Levit, forever.
- Richard Cole (son): share of house in Swanage near the shore, formerly the Swan Inn, for the
remainder of the term.
- Elizabeth Rawlins, spinster, of Heason: four houses with gardens and outhouses in Heason
purchased of Robert Spencer, for her life then to Sarah Cole on trust to preserve the contingent
estates hereafter mentioned but to permit Elizabeth Rawlins to receive the rents for her life. After
Elizabeth Rawlins death, it goes to James Wilmot Rawlins my natural son. If he has no issue, it
goes to John Campbell Cole (my grandson).
- Sarah Cole (daughter): £300 interest in the 4% annuities in trust to pay the dividends to Elizabeth Rawlins
for her life then to James Wilmot Rawlins until he is of 21 years, then to transfer the same to him. If he
does not live to the age of 21 years, then the same goes to the children of Mary Ellis (daughter).
- James Wilmot Rawlins (natural son): all wearing apparel and £50 to be paid or applied at 14 years old
for the purpose of placing him in trade or business.
- Elizabeth Rawlins: £50 to be paid in 12 months
- Martin Cole, Richard Cole (sons) and son in law James Ellis esquire: £100 each to be paid in 6 months.
- John Campbell Cole (grandson): gold watch
- Sarah Cole (daughter): household goods, furniture, plate, china and remainder of property, forever.
Executrix: Sarah Cole (daughter) Witnesses: Thomas Bartlett, junior, John Harrison, John Mortimer
Proved: 23 December 1803 (oath of Sarah Cole, spinster
Peter Marsh, Gentleman, of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 21 March 1810
- Freehold house, malthouse and garden in Swanage in my occupation: to Hester Marsh (wife).
After her death to Hester Talbot (niece) daughter of Richard Talbot, Gentleman of Studland, for her life.
Then to Samuel Marsh (brother) Gentleman of Swanage, and Richard Talbot who I appoint executors in
trust to allow Hester Talbot (niece) to take rents. After her death it goes to her issue as tenants in common
and not joint tenants. If no issue then to Hesters brothers and sisters.
- Freehold Globe Inn, garden and premises, Herston, Swanage: to Samuel Marsh (brother) for his life, then
to Henry Marsh (nephew) son of Samuel, forever.
- Quarries of stone, premises and rights to Samuel Marsh (brother) forever.
- Estate, right and interest to the Grist Mill and land in occupation of Samuel Marsh (brother) and the house
and land in occupation of Richard Bower in Swanage, to Samuel Marsh (nephew) son of late brother
James Marsh, forever.
- Freehold estate and land (late Coles) in Swanage to Peter Talbot (nephew) son of Richard, forever.
- New Inn and adjacent house and gardens in Swanage to Samuel Marsh (brother) for his life if my estate
and interest therein shall so long continue. Then to Samuel and James Marsh (nephews) sons of late
brother James, for the end of the term of years.
- House and garden in Swanage in occupation of William Cole and James Stephens to James Marsh
(nephew) son of late brother James for the residue of the term of years.
- Houses with gardens in Swanage in occupation of William Gillingham and Robert Edmunds to Sarah
Talbot and Mary Talbot (nieces) daughters of Richard, for the residue of the term of years.
- Hester Marsh (wife): interest, dividends and proceeds of £4200 stock standing in my name in the books
kept at the Bank of England in the 3% consolidated annuities, for her life. Afterwards 1 equal half share
of the stock to John Cole Davis son of the late John and Hester Davis, deceased, for his life. Then to go
as Hester Marshs will disposes. The other 1 equal share to Hester Talbot (niece) dau of Richard, after
Hester Marshs death and when 21 years old or married. In meantime to be used for her education and
- Hester Marsh (wife): £100 if there be so much in the house at the time of my decease. Also all the eatable
- Samuel Marsh (brother): £600 (paid in 12 months)
- The following to be paid when 21 years old or married, and each to be a vested interest in each child and
the interest is to be used for their education and maintenance:
Sarah and Mary Talbot (nieces): £400 each
Hannah, Mary and Barbara Marsh (nieces) daughters of late brother James: £300 each
Samuel and James Marsh (nephews) sons of late brother James, Peter Talbot (nephew) and Hester
Talbot (niece) son and daughter of Richard: £200 each.
- Hester Marsh (wife): all household goods, furniture, plate, linen, books, china lately bequeathed to her
by her late fathers will. Also one equal half share of household goods. She gets the other half for her
life then it goes to Hester Talbot (niece) daughter of Richard.
- Executor to sell all my stock in trade, brewing utensils and implements and farming live and dead stock
and crop farming utensils and implements of husbandry. Proceeds to be used for legacies.
- Residue to be split in 3 equal parts: all children of Samuel Marsh (brother), all children of James
Marsh (late brother), and all children of Richard Talbot, when 21 years old or married.
Executors: Samuel Marsh and Richard Talbot.
Witnesses: Richard Bower, Henry Gillingham junior, Robert Dugdale
Codicil: 3 March 1811, Swanage
- Hester Marsh (wife): field called Church Ground, Herston, Swanage. Then to Elizabeth Burt wife
of Timothy Burt and daughter of William Cole.
- Hester Talbot (niece): the half share of goods on her marriage or when 21 years old (the other going
to Hester Marsh (wife)), now made void. The executors are to pay wife Hester £100 and she is to
keep the goods from her fathers will and goods she brought into the house.
- Samuel Marsh (brother): £200 for him to pay to his sons John and Henry Marsh (£100 each)
when Henry reaches 21 years.
- Samuel Marsh (brother): rents of all stone dug in my living late William Cole, and the privilege of digging
- Hester Talbot (niece): £100 to be paid with the £200 in the will.
- 5 children of James Marsh (late brother): half part of the £4200 stock (allotted to John Cole Davis which
was left at my wifes disposal which I declare on her part as null).
- Samuel Marsh and Richard Talbot: to have with Hester Marsh (wife)s consent full powers to use the 3%
annuities to buy land for the benefit of legatees.
- Hester Marsh (wife): half part of gardens at south end of Mill Meadow and half part of garden at east end
of the said meadow. Then to go to niece Hester Talbot forever. The same had been given to Samuel
Marsh (nephew) son of James Marsh (late brother) which I declare null.
- John Marsh (First Cousin) son of John Marsh (my late uncle): my silver watch marked W.L.[?] and part
of wearing apparel, as much as my trustees think proper.
- John Shipp, stationer, at Blandford: £5 5s
Codicil dated: 19 March 1811.
Witnesses: Robert Dugdale, Richard Bower and George Serrel Bonfield.
Proved: 17 June 1811 (to Samuel Marsh and Richard Talbot).
Lewis Cockram, Gentleman, of Newton, Sandwich, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 7 April 1779
- Ann (dear and beloved wife): freehold estate at Newton called Newton Farm, and my personal estate.
After her death all to go to John (son).
Executrix: Ann (wife)
Witnesses: Thomas Bartlett, Henry Parlett, Henry Parlett, junior
Proved: 18 June 1812: administration with will granted to John Cockram son and residuary legatee
substituted in the will.
Charles Barnes, yeoman, of Herston, Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 12 October 1812
- Ann (beloved wife): all my property for her life. After her death I give the following:
- Mary wife of Samuel Phippard (dau): house where she now lives with outhouses and garden together
with land of the same at Herston, forever.
- Anna wife of James Corban (dau): house, outhouses and garden at Herston in occupation of Thomas
Lampard as tenant at will and after Annas death, to go to John Barnes (my son) and his heirs, forever.
- John Barnes, Mary Phippard, Elizabeth wife of John Ellis, Anna Corban, Sarah wife of Charles Ellis,
Charlotte wife of John Cull, and Charles Barnes (my 7 children): £1200 to be equally divided (except
Mary Phippard should allow £50 to be taken out of her share in lieu of the freehold houses; that
Anna Corban allows £20 out of her share for the freehold property given for her life; and that Charles Barnes
allows £30 in lieu of that part a portion of my property that he already has received of me). Also all my
household goods and furniture.
- John Barnes (son): remainder and my house
Executor: John Barnes (son)
Witnesses: Joseph Gover, Robert Seymour, Joseph Seymour
Proved: 20 February 1813 (to John Barnes (son)
George Serrell Bonfield, stone merchant of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 13 August 1812
- Executors to dispose of my stock in trade, quarries and receive the same in trust with all debts due
to me and securities for money (except my household goods and freehold property) to be put in
Government Funds or good securities to accumulate interest. Executors also empowered to let
freehold property at the term of years not exceeding 7 years at an annual rent.
- Elizabeth (wife): interest and rents from the above during her life and widowhood for the maintenance
of herself and Eliza Bonfield (daughter). To go to Eliza after her mothers remarriage or death
Executors: Daniel Alexander of Blackheath, Kent and Aaron Bower of Swanage (my good and trusty friends)
Witnesses: Henry Gillingham junior, Thomas Randell, Robert Barns
The words and to her heirs forever between 32nd and 33rd lines were made by the testator
14 January 1813 in the presence of Henry Gillingham, Thomas Randle and Robert Barns.
Codicil: 14 January 1813
- Mary Bonfield (mother): freehold property etc (except household goods) if Eliza Bonfield (daughter)
dies before 21 years or without issue and on the death of Elizabeth (wife)
Witnesses: Henry Gillingham junior, Thomas Randell, Robert Barns
Codicil: 17 February 1813
- Aaron Bower to be sole executor
I am entitled under the will of George Bonfield (father) to an equal share of residue of estate.
My share to be divided between my mother and the children of my father when the youngest reaches 21 years.
Witnesses: John Collins, Henry Gillingham junior, William Butler
Proved: 18 June 1813 (to Aaron Bower)
Elizabeth Bower, widow of late Timothy Chinchen Bower, merchant, of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 26 March 1812
- Elizabeth (well beloved dau): household goods, real and personal property and debts. If she dies before
21 years then to go to Mary Bonfield (my beloved mother).
Executors: my good and trusty friends Daniel Alexander of Blackheath, Kent, and George Serrell Bonfield
of Swanage, Dorset, as trustees and guardians of my daughter.
Witnesses: Joseph Gover, William Butler, Joseph Bishop
Proved 10 July 1813 (on oath of Daniel Alexander)
Reverend Samuel Gale, Clerk of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 11 February 1814
- Susanna Dudley, spinster of Swanage: all
Executrix: Susanna Dudley
Witnesses: Frs. [Francis?] Thornton, Robert Dugdale
Proved: 18 December 1816 on oath of Susanna Dudley, spinster
Lewis Warren, Gentleman of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 2 April 1814
- Weak in body
- Wilhelmina Taylor Warren (niece) daughter of late Francis Warren (brother): £50
- Francis Warren (nephew) son of late George Warren (brother): £20
- George and Lewis Warren (great nephews) sons of aforementioned Francis Warren (nephew):
£20 each when 21 years
- Henry and Edward Smith (great nephews) and Elizabeth, Ann and Maria Smith (great nieces) sons and
daughters of Henry Smith the elder and Hannah (my niece) his late wife deceased: £10 each when 21 years
- Nicholas Diddims Bower son of John and Sarah Bower: £20 when 21 years
- Sarah wife of John Stevens Bower: Pew 17 in North Gallery of the Church in Swanage for her life then
to son Nicholas Diddims Bower.
- Anne Warren Nicholson (Goddaughter), daughter of Edward Pittis K[?] by Mary his wife: £10
- Robert son of Robert and Ruth Stickland: £10
- Jane Coward wife of Walter Coward of Southampton: £10
- Anne Warren (daughter in Law) wife of Jeremiah (son): £50/year and leasehold house, orchard and
garden in Swanage unoccupied held under lease of the Feoffees for churchland for remainder of the term of 99 years
- Jeremiah (well beloved son): freehold property parcel at Wichampton and parcel of freehold at Ulwell,
Studland, and other freehold at Swanage and Herston, forever. Also any other leasehold estates and
remainder including stocks in funds, household goods etc.
Executor: Jeremiah (son)
Witnesses: Joseph Gover, William Lander, George Butler
Proved: 3 September 1817 (on oath of Jeremiah)
William Sedcole of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 8 March 1799
- my mortal remains be buried if practicable in the Meeting House at Swanage
- Charles Barns, George Bonfield and others (trustees for Swanage Meeting House): £42 for the express
purpose of discharging a debt arising from repairing of the Meeting House.
- Samuel Marsh (much respected friend): £10
- Residue to be divided in four parts: to the issue of late half brother John Sedcole at the discretion
of my half sister Mary Sedcole; to Mary Sedcole (aforesaid); to Thomas Weaver Sedcole (half brother);
and to Ann Coles (cousin)
Executor and Executrix: Samuel Marsh, Gentleman and Mary Sedcole
Witnesses: Margaret Marsh and Sarah Serrell
Codicil: dated 9 April 1806, Swanage
- Charles Ellis: freehold property in the Street of Swanage Parish for his life then to his son
Timothy Charles Ellis
Witnesses: John Cox and John Hatchard
Proved: 29 March 1821 administration with will and codicil annexed granted to Thomas Weaver Sedcole
(Mary Sedcole having died in the lifetime of the testator and Samuel Marsh having renounced).
Reverend William Taylor, Clerk of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 26 April 1822
- written in my own hand
- John Taylor (brother) of Carlshalton Park, Surrey and John Plummer (nephew), merchant of London:
£2150 to be paid out of mortgage which I hold upon the estates of my said brother in the Island of Nevis,
upon trust to pay interest from the said sum of £2650 yearly for term of six years after my decease to
Sarah Taylor (wife) provided she continues a widow for the maintenance and education of Marianne
Taylor (daughter). After six years and when the mortgage is paid off, the money to be put in 3% consols
in my daughters name. If daughter Marianne dies then the sum of £2650 to be divided in 3 shares: one
for each of my two sons and the other one-third to my wife.
- Sons: £100 each they being entitled to a liberal education and maintenance out of the estates of their late
uncle and benefactor. To be paid in a month.
- Sarah Taylor (wife): residue, then to daughter.
Executrix: Sarah Taylor (wife)
Witnesses: Samuel Marsh, Henry Marsh
Proved: 3 September 1823 on oath of Sarah Taylor, widow.
James Talbott otherwise
Talbot, Gentleman of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 8 August 1823
- John (son), Gentleman, of Godlingston Farm, Swanage: freehold house, garden and premises
in Swanage I purchased of General Martin Cole, forever.
- Mary (wife of Robert Budden), Emanuel, Robert, William, Ann, Elizabeth, Jane and Sarah Talbott
(the children of son John): £200 each to paid in 6 months.
- Sarah (wife of Thomas Strong), Mary (wife of William [Samuel crossed out] Dugdale, Hester and
Peter Talbott (children of son Richard, Gentleman, of Swanage): £200 each to paid in 6 months.
- Residuary, money, securities etc: two-thirds to John (son) and one-third to Richard (son).
Executors: John and Richard Talbott (sons)
Witnesses: Henry Hellier, Peter Parkinson, Robert Dugdale
Codicil: Made void is legacy of £200 to Mary late wife of William Dugdale daughter of Richard (son).
Instead the money is to go to Sarah and Mary Dugdale (great grandchildren, daughters of my late
granddaughter Mary Dugdale) when 21 years old and interest to be used for their maintenance and education.
Dated: 23 July 1824
Witnesses: James Stevens and Robert Dugdale
Proved: 8 December 1825 (to John and Richard).
Reverend John Ball, Clerk Doctor in Divinity of Swanage, Dorset
Made: 12 October 1826
- Eleanora (wife): sole management of funeral. Household goods, money in consolidated Bank Long annuities.
- James Scott, Esquire, of Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset: rest of money, securities for money in the Accountant
Generals Office in the High Court of Chancery money due and owing to me from Pryse Pryse, Esquire
of Gogorthan, Cardigan on his promissory note. On special trust to place the monies in Government Securities
to give interest to Eleanora (wife) and then to assign it over to Mary Rabone, widow, of Bisdrelincourt, Denbigh
and Eliza Jones, spinster of Swanage (nieces)
Executrix and Executor: Eleanora Ball (wife) and James Scott
Witnesses: Margaret Hibberd (X), Joseph Ellis, Robert Dugdale
Proved: 12 August 1828 on oaths of executrix and executor.
Jeremiah Warren, Stone Merchant of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 11 February 1820
- Ann (wife): freehold house and land at Ulwell in Swanage and Studland, known as Ponds Living
(and sometime since granted out on lives) in occupation of William Pond, which was purchased
of the late Elizabeth and Ann Serrell. After death of wife to Nicholas Diddams Bower son of John and
Sarah Bower of Sandwich. After his death to John Talbott, yeoman of Godlingston and Robert Dugdale,
Gentleman of Wareham, Dorset my trustees in trust, to permit Nicholas Diddams Bower to receive rents.
If he has no issue then to Jeremiah Warren Bower (his brother) and if he has no issue then to
Lewis Warren Bower (his brother).
- Ann (wife): residue
Executors: John Talbott and Robert Dugdale executors in trust together with Ann Warren (wife)
Witnesses: Richard Talbott, Mary Travers, William Travers
Proved: 15 April 1829 (on oath of all executors named)
Eleanora Ball, widow, of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 13 December 1828
- Eliza Jones, spinster, of Poole: £200 Stock in the Bank Long Annuities.
- Reverend Thomas Jones, Clerk, of Wraxham, Denby: £100 Stock also in the Bank Long Annuities.
- Charlotte Pickford, spinster (daughter of Mary Pickford, widow of London): £100 Stock also in the Bank Long Annuities.
- Margarett Hibbard (my servant): £40 Stock also in the Bank Long Annuities, to be paid in 6 months after decease.
- John Scott of the Delivery Office Tower, London: rest of Stock upon trust that he applies it as follows to:
Harriot Leggett (wife of John, a Lieutenant in His Majesties Army) for her life exclusive of her husbands
control, then to John Tudway Leggett, druggist of London (son of Harriot).
- Harriot Leggett: all wearing apparel and jewels, trinkets and ornaments of the person and all the rest.
Then to got to John Tudway Leggett (son of Harriot).
Executor: John Scott
Witnesses: Mary Thornton, Charles Damor and Robert Dugdale
Codicil: 16 September 1829
- Eleanora Ball of Sherborne (widow of John Ball) late of Swanage, but now residing in Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire. She gave by her will (attested by Mary Thornton, widow and Charles Damon,
shoemaker both of Swanage) given to Thomas Jones of Bapsilling Court, Wraxham, Denbighshire,
and Mary Charlotte Pickford now Evans the two sums of £100 each. Now revoked.
- John Scott (my cousin) of the Delivery Office in the Tower of London: £200 to apply it to Harriot Leggett
(cousin) and her son John Tudway Leggett.
Witnesses: Joseph C Whatley, solicitor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Richard George Whatley.
Proved: 2 November 1829 (on oath of John Scott)
PROB 11/1771/302 [abstract of transcription given to Sue Mills]
James Chinchen, Stone Merchant of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 8 December 1827
- 'I desire that I may be buried in a plain and decent manner and that I may be interred in a vault to be
erected in the Church Yard of Langton Matravers'.
- Charles Chinchen and Phineas Chinchen, both of Langton Matravers Yeoman (Nephews):
Freehold Messuage, dwellinghouse, Malthouse, Stables, Countinghouse, Bakehouse, Brewhouse,
Cellars, Outhouses, Fuelhouses, Gardens and premises together with a small Plot of Freehold Meadow
Ground near thereto, about 1/3 of an Acre at Langton Matravers, late in the occupation of my Brother,
Joseph Chinchen, deceased, together with all my Household Goods, furniture, Implements of Household,
Stock of Malt, Coal and Chattels, for ever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants, subject and
chargeable with two annuities, yearly rent charges of £10 and £5 (mentioned later).
- Also 2 Leasehold Tenements, Gardens and Outhouses with a plot of Meadow ground belonging called
Cole's Tenement at Langton Matravers, for the rest of my term of years unexpired.
- Samuel Bower and Mary Saunders (son and daughter of my late Niece Betty otherwise Elizabeth Bower,
wife of Samuel Bower of Langton Matravers, Stone Mason): 3 Leasehold Tenements, Gardens and
Outhouses, part of late King's Tenement, Langton Matravers, within the Manor of Langton Wallis, now
or late in the occupations of Phineas Bower, [blank] Cross, widow, and John Edmunds, for the rest of my
term of years unexpired, equally to be divided, as Tenants in Common, and which said premises I lately
purchased of William Brown.
- Charles Chinchen and Phineas Chinchen (aforesaid nephews): one equal half part of my Stone Quarries
and Bankers, Land Hereditaments and premises at Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers, together
with one equal half part of the Ropes, Carts, Cranes, Guns, Tools and Implements, and one equal half
part of the stock of Stone at any of the Quarries at the time of my decease, for ever as Tenants in common
and not as joint Tenants.
- Samuel Bower (son of my aforesaid late Niece Betty otherwise Elizabeth Bower) and Mary Saunders
(niece, wife of Robert Saunders of Langton Matravers Stone Mason): the other equal half part of my said
Stone Quarries and Bankers, Land, Hereditaments and Premises in Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers,
together with the other equal half part of the Ropes, Carts, Cranes, Guns, Tools and Implements and the other
equal half part of the stock of Stone at any of the Quarries at the time of my decease, 'the premises were late
the property of my said Brother', for ever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants.
- Charles Chinchen and Phineas Chinchen (nephews): right, Title and Interest in Toomb's Farm and
Pucklake Farm, Langton Matravers, for the remainder of my term of years which shall be at my decease
unexpired, together with the live and dead stock, crops and corn and Hay, Waggons, Carts, Implements
of Husbandry belonging on condition that they pay £10/year to Ann Edmunds (niece, widow of
Jabez Edmunds, late of Langton Matravers, Yeoman, deceased) for her life.
- Charles Chinchen and Phineas Chinchen (nephews): all my Stock of Stone at Sandwich, and Trade belonging
to my Partnership account now carrying on in the names of James Chinchen and Charles Chinchen, together
with all such Book debts and monies deposited in the Blandford Bank standing in the names of James Chinchen
and Charles Chinchen belonging to the said partnership account, to be equally to be divided between them,
'the partnership account belongs to myself exclusively of any other person, the said Charles Chinchen having
no share or interest arising from the said Trade or partnership account'.
- Mary Smith (niece) of Sandwich, Spinster: Freehold houses, kitchen, outhouses, pleasurehouse, Garden,
Lands belonging at Sandwich, now in the occupation of myself, and the Shop adjoining, for her life, then to
her issue. If no issue then to the children of Nathaniel Smith of Jersey, Mariner (nephew) for ever.
- Henry Smith (nephew) of Sandwich, Mariner: two Freehold Tenements called Wakelifs together with the
Gardens, Fuelhouses and a Meadow Ground adjoining in Sandwich now in the occupations of William Turner
and William Stickland, for his life thento his issue.
- Mary Smith (niece): Freehold house and premises which I purchased from George Wooland, at Sandwich,
now in the occupation of Mr. Craft, Customhouse Officer with all those two Freehold pieces of land which I
lately purchased of John Pushman, as the same are now built on, (being parts and parcels of a certain
Freehold piece of Land, Banker or deposit for Stone now in the occupation and possession of the said
John Pushman) and adjoining the said last mentioned house, Yard and Premises, for ever.
- Nathaniel Smith (nephew): my undivided five seventh parts, the whole into seven equal parts being considered
as divided of, in and to all those Messuages, shop, bakehouse, orchard, Stable, Fuelhouse, Outhouses, Gardens,
Land and premises belonging which I purchased of the said Nathaniel Smith, for his life then to his issue.
- Mary Smith (niece): Freehold Cottages, Tenements, Gardens and Lands at Sandwich, which I lately purchased
out of Chancery, being Lot 5 mentioned in the particulars of Sale, for her life, then to children of Ann Randall
(niece) of Guernsey, widow, forever.
- Charles Chinchen and Phineas Chinchen (nephews): five Freehold Stone Wharfs or Bankers (except the two
Boathauls which I lately sold to Mr. James Marsh) in Sandwich, which I purchased of the aforesaid
George Wooland,for ever.
- Ann Edmunds (aforesaid niece): Freehold reversion and Inheritance of two houses and plot of Meadow
Ground at Langton Matravers, late the property of the Reverend John Dampier, which I lately purchased
by auction and now or late in the occupations of Isaac Crocker, William Hatchard and the said
Ann Edmunds, for her life then to her issue.
- Mary Smith (niece): Leasehold houses, Gardens, Fuelhouses, and premises in Sandwich, which I hold under
the Feoffees of the Church Lands of Sandwich, and in the occupations of James Weeks and Thomas Cross Tupp,
for her life if my Estate and Interest therein shall so long continue. Then to go to Ann Randall (niece) for her life
if my Estate and Interest shall so long continue, then to her issue.
- Ann Randall (niece): one full equal half part (the whole two equal parts being considered as divided)
of 4 Leasehold Messuages, Fuelhouses, Coalhouses, Gardens and premises (except the work sheds
and Bankers, part thereof, situate at Brook in Sandwich otherwise Swanage aforesaid and which I hold
under the Feoffees of Ilminster School), for all the rest of my term of years unexpired.
- Edward Randall and George Randall (Sons of my said Niece, Ann Randall): full equal half part (the whole
into equal parts being considered as divided) of, in and to all those Leasehold Work Sheds, Bankers and
premises, being part of the above last mentioned premises held under the Feoffees of Ilminster School, for
the rest of my term of years unexpired.
- Ann Edmunds (niece): annuity of £10/year payable half yearly. Hester Saunders (niece, wife of Titus Saunders
of Langton Matravers, dairyman): annuity £5/year payable half yearly. These annuities are to be Issuing and
payable out of the aforesaid Freehold Messuage, dwellinghouse, Malthouse, Stables, Countinghouse,
Bakehouse, Cellars, Outhouses, Fuelhouses, Gardens, and Premises and a small plot of Freehold Meadow
Ground near thereto, about one third part of an acre, situate at Langton Matravers, late in the occupation of
my Brother, Joseph Chinchen, deceased, and to commence from my decease.
- Edward Smith (son of my nephew Henry Smith), and Charles Chinchen and Phineas Chinchen (nephews)
my equal half part in Vessel called 'the Swanage' whereof Isaac May is present Master. Also in all such
Vessels that I shall be possessed together with my equal half part of all the Masts, Sails, sail yards,
anchors, cables, ropes, cords, oars, tackle, apparel and Furniture to such Vessel or Vessels, for ever.
- Mary Smith (niece): my Household Goods, Furniture, Plate, Linen, Woollen, China, Glass, Books,
Wearing Apparel of every description, my Gold and Metal Watches, ornaments of the person, monies,
Bank Notes, Bank Bills etc in my dwelling house at Sandwich, plus eatables and drinkables.
- Betty otherwise Elizabeth Smith (niece, Wife of John Smith of Sandwich, Yeoman): equal half part of
Court Farm, Sandwich which I now hold and occupy in partnership with the said Nathan Chinchen, for
the rest of the term of years unexpired, together with the live and dead Stock, crops of Corn and Hay,
Waggons, Carts, Implements of Husbandry, Book debts and other Effects belonging, and any other farms
and lands in the partnership on condition that she pays any debts as I shall owe on account of the said
Farms and Lands.
- Elizabeth Hibbs (daughter of Niece, Ann Edmunds and wife of John Hibbs of Langton Matravers,
Labourer): £200 now due and owing to me from Robert Kibble of Hixlade Head, Holy Trinity in Wareham,
Yeoman. The £200 is to be secured to me under an Indenture of Mortgage of 27 October 1817 on
Robert Kibble's Cottage with several pieces of arable meadow and pasture Ground, belonging, at
Hixlade Head and parcel of the Manor of Langton Wallis.
- Joseph Lander (son of Joseph Lander, deceased): £100 (when 21 years).
- Issue of the late James Lander (Son of my Niece Tabitha Lander, widow): £100 to be equally divided
(when 21 years).
- Issue of Ann Randall (niece): £100 to be equally divided (when 21 years).
- Issue of Henry Smith (nephew): £100 to be equally divided (when 21 years).
- Issue of the late Robert Webber: £100 to be equally divided (when 21 years).
- Elizabeth Smith (daughter of my Niece, Betty otherwise Elizabeth Smith): £100
- James Smith (Son of my aforesaid Nephew, Nathaniel Smith): £100.
- George Cull (Son of my Niece, Ruth Cull, wife of George Cull of Eastington Farm, Isle of Purbeck,
Yeoman): £100 in addition to his share of the £300 hereinafter given to all issue of Niece Ruth Cull.
- Edward Smith (Son of my said Nephew, Henry Smith): £50 in addition to his share of £100 hereinbefore
given and bequeathed to the issue of my said Nephew, Henry Smith.
- Robert Bower (Son of my aforesaid Niece Betty otherwise Elizabeth Bower): £30
- Samuel Bower (aforesaid): £50
- Mary Saunders (aforesaid niece): £50
- Hester Saunders (aforesaid niece): £50
- Issue of aforesaid Niece, Ann Edmunds: £100
All last mentioned Legacies to be paid in twelve Months after my decease.
- John Hancock (Child of my late Niece, Elizabeth Hancock): £50 when 21 years.
- Issue of said Niece, Ruth Cull: £300 to be paid in two years next after my decease.
- Charles Chinchen (nephew): 'shall carry on and manage my Copartnership Business with the aforesaid
Nathan Chinchen in my room and stead'.
- Robert Dugdale of Wareham, Gentleman, may be employed as the Solicitor for the managing and
Settling all my affairs.
- 'Mary Smith Chinchen' and Phineas Chinchen (aforesaid): all the rest and residue of my monies,
Securities for money, book debts, Stock of Stone etc.
Executrix and executors: Mary Smith, Charles Chinchen, Phineas Chinchen and John Smith
Witnesses: Mary Turner, Charles Burden, Robert Dugdale
Codicil: I request that Mary Smith (niece) of Sandwich, Spinster, and Charles Chinchen of Langton
Matravers in the Isle of Purbeck, Yeoman (nephew), may have the sole management of my Funeral.
Tabitha Lander, Widow (niece) £10 to be paid in twelve Months after my decease.
Dated: 13 December 1827.
Witnesses: Charles Burden and Robert Dugdale
Proved: 15 May 1830
John Cockram Esqr [no place given – Newton, Swanage]
Will dated: 25 June 1813
- Mother: Interest of £600, then to William Cockram (uncle) of Poole
- Miss Sarah Cole of Newton: £50 annuity out of Whitcliff Estate and Lands provided she shall so long continue unmarried
- William Cockram (uncle): Estate and Lands at Newton after decease of mother; also Estate and Lands at Whitecliff subject
to aforesaid charge of £50; after William Cockram (uncle)'s decease to his heirs male, if none then to be sold at Public Auction.
Amount to be divided between Sarah Cockram and Elizabeth Cockram daughters of said William; Charles Baskett, Robert Baskett,
Charlotte Brinsden Everingham and Sarah Baskett and children of the late Jane Jones to have their mother's share sons and
daus of Mary Baskett (late aunt)
- Sarah Cockram, Elizabeth Cockram, Charles Baskett, Robert Baskett, Charlotte Brinsden Everingham, Sarah Baskett and children of the late Jane Jones: Rest divided
- Joseph Willis of Norden, Gent and Robert Dugdale of Wareham: executors in trust
Witnesses: James Rawlins, Margaret Bower, Hester Ellery
Proved 25 August 1830 by executors
Emanuel Elliott Talbott, yeoman, of Godlingston Farm, Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 14 February 1832
- John Talbott (father), Gentleman, of Godlingston Farm: live and dead stock and crop farming utensils and
implements in husbandry and household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china, books, monies etc. in the
Public Funds and money in the Wareham and Isle of Purbeck Bank for Savings.
Executor: John (father)
Witnesses: James Summers, James Masters and Robert Dugdale
Proved: 29 September 1832 (on oath of father).
Reverend John Collins, Dissenting Minister of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 10 December 1831
- having lately felt in my body that which reminded me that here I have no continuity as ever
I was having been called in Providence to labour among the people of my own native place and
to preside over them in the Lord praying that we may have the high honour of meeting together
at the right hand of Christ. That flock I commit to the care of the Great Shepherd beseeching him
to appoint over them an Under Shepherd that shall feed them with the Bread of Life. I do commit
my beloved wife and children to the same tender care praying that each and all of them together
with my childrens children from age to age down to the latest ages of time may be a seed to
serve God faithfully.
- Elizabeth (beloved wife): all personal property: 2 freehold houses with garden part of which was
a small field in Herston Field in occupation of Charles Talbot and John Cooper. The rents of which
have been divided between James Collins (brother) and myself as equally belonging to us. My part
is to be hers. Also freehold tenement next to Charles Ellis house at Herston in occupation of
widow Homer, given to her on will by her father to be hers immediately after my death. Also
interest in £200 insured in Norwich Union Society for Insurance on Lives £4582 received from
George Filliter, the agent of that society at Wareham, whenever the executrix of the will shall
think proper to deposit the £200.
- Timothy (beloved son): to have the freehold property in Herston Field after his mothers death.
- Robert Anderson (beloved grandson) of Portsea, Hampshire: £30 part of the above £200.
If he dies then money to go to Timothy (son)
- Ann Witchurch, Eliza Collins and Mary Cole Collins (daughters): equal share of the £200 after
the £30 is deducted leaving £56 each.
Executrix: Elizabeth (wife)
Witnesses: Francis Bishop, James Tomes, Charles Stevens
Proved: 24 September 1833: to Elizabeth Collins (widow)
Richard Talbot, Gentleman of Sandwich otherwise Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Dated: 3 September 1830
- Captain Thomas Strong in Royal Navy and Sarah his wife: freehold house and garden in Swanage
in occupation of William Wight Cribb. Freehold house and garden adjacent to the last named
premises in occupation of James Stickland. Freehold house and garden adjacent to the above
named premises in occupation of James Stickland and now in the occupation and possession of
Moses Farwell (which he holds of me under an indenture of lease of lives) and the annual quit rent.
Freehold house and land at Swanage in occupation of (blank) Keates. Freehold plot of meadow ground
and stable lately erected thereon, part of my land called Phippards Living at Swanage in my occupation.
- Sarah Talbot Dugdale and Mary Dugdale, daughters of William, builder of Wareham: freehold house and
garden adjoining the above mentioned premises in occupation of (blank) Keates and now in the occupation
of Joseph Bishop. Four freehold houses and gardens, Swanage purchased from the late Thomas Stickland.
Given to them forever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
- Peter Talbot (son): Freehold tenement with pieces of arable and pasture ground called Phippards Living
save what is already bequested, at Swanage. Two freehold parcels of land called Dennishay (2 acres) in
occupation of Peter Talbot (son) in Swanage being part of the land purchased of Richard Caines and
William Cole. Freehold arable land (1 acre) in occupation of Peter Talbot (son) in the field called Dennishay
and which I exchanged with Joseph Edmunds esquire for part of my land called Phippards Living. Freehold
meadow land (3.5 acres) part of close called Hayes at Herston, Swanage. Freehold close field of
meadowland called the Bottom Mead (5 acres) at Herston. All that foreshare or first rulling of a piece of
freehold meadowland called the Drove (half an acre) at Herston purchased from Reverend Harry Farr Yeatman.
Freehold pieces of arable and pasture with the several quarries therein in Swanage, lately purchased out of
Chancery being Lot 17 mentioned in the Particulars of Sale in a cause called Colsen and others v. Dampier
and others. Freehold pieces of arable and pasture, Swanage part of lands called Coles Living purchased from
late Peter Marsh. Freehold arable and pasture, stone quarries and lime kiln at Swanage purchased of
Abraham Collins. All other freehold property not given. Two lifehold cottages and garden and 2 acres of
land adjoining at Studland purchased from my late father.
- Hester Kent (daughter), wife of James, Gentleman of Hurn Court Farm, Hampshire: freehold heathland
parcel (21 acres) partly cultivated purchased of Henry Bankes esquire situated on west side of ground
called Fir Pound, Studland. Rights in freehold for lives in messuage formerly a public house with garden
and premises and plot of meadow ground (1 acre) called late Matthew Talbots at Studland and rent arising
from it annually and which I lately sold to George Bankes esquire.
- Sarah Strong and Hester Kent (daughters): £800 bank stock each, (part of capital stock in the Public
Funds with interest (to be paid in 12 months after decease))
- Sarah Talbot Dugdale and Mary Dugdale: £800 bank stock each, (part of capital stock in the Public
Funds with interest) when 21 years old. Their father William Dugdale is to use interest for their maintenance
and education. If they both die, to go to their father William.
- Residue, household goods, furniture, plate, linen, woollen, books, china, glass etc. to be divided in 5 parts:
- 2 parts to Sarah Strong, 2 parts to Hester Kent and 1 part to Sarah Talbot Dugdale and Mary Dugdale.
Executors: Peter Talbot (son), Thomas Strong, James Kent and William Dugdale.
Witnesses: William Wight Cribb, James Stickland, Robert Dugdale.
Proved: 19 August 1834 (oath of Peter Talbot, James Kent and William Dugdale the surviving executors).
Isaac Bower, stone merchant and yeoman of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 23 March 1835
- Sarah (wife): all freehold and leasehold property, money, books, debts and stock in trade.
Signed X by Isaac Bower
Witnesses: Charles Willcox, surgeon and Isaac Hayson
Proved: 22 June 1836 (administration with will annexed granted to Sarah Bower, widow, being
sworn duly to administer, there being no executor named in the will).
John Pushman, Yeoman of Swanage, Dorset
Dated: 22 February 1836
- William White, brother in law: leasehold house and Carpenters Shop in Whites occupation,
Swanage. Also house next door in occupation of Thomas Hixon and a barn and stable adjacent
- Henry Pushman, brother: leasehold New House Farm, Swanage and two cows Lotty and Daisy.
- Henry Pushman, junior: the loading business and the bankers the farming stock to be sold and the
profits to be divided between Mrs Damon, Henry Pushman, junior Mrs Damon, 30L.
- All the residue directed equally in six parts to: Joseph Damon, Maria Hixon, niece, my mother to have
the whole of the property during her life.
The furniture to be sold directly in the Seymour.
- Seth Marshfield (crossed out), Henry Digby Coles Delamott, John Hancock, Charles William Willis - Trustees
13 June 1836: appeared personally: Charles William Willis, attorney at law of Swanage, Joseph Staines Cope,
surgeon of Wareham, Henry Digby Coles Delamott, surgeon of Swanage, William White, cabinet maker, of Swanage.
Willis called 22 February 1836 by Pushman and present when original will instructed. Pushman lying in bed
in a dying state. Delamott and Cope also there. Pushman asks how long he has to live 24 hours. They leave
without his signature not wishing to tire him. Pushman died 3 minutes after they leave. Didnt take down the
full names of residuary legatees which are:
- William White, brother in law; Henry Pushman, brother; Henry Pushman, nephew; Anna Damon, widow,
sister; Joseph Damon, nephew the cripple boy; Maria Hixon, niece, wife of George.
- Pushman died a bachelor and left £166.
Proved: 28 July 1836 (Granted to Mary Pushman, widow, mother. Then to be managed by Henry Pushman,
Anna Damon and Hester White (brother and sisters).