Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Wills from Earliest Times - 1650

Copyright C.R.G. Henly 1994

List of Wills

I (Clive Henly) have compiled this document as part of my research into the social history of Brinkworth and the surrounding area. I propose to update this collection as I transcribe more wills for the period, and also to publish further collections for later periods.

In addition to these wills, I have also collated a large amount of information about the area and have transcribed several manorial documents, dating back to the mid-sixteenth century. I am always happy to exchange information or to help fellow researchers where possible.

This collection is in three parts:

  1. A List of Wills of Brinkworth residents up to the year 1650 (this webpage). This covers Wills proven at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC), Archdeaconry of Wiltshire (ADW) and the Consistory Court of Sarum (CS)

    Because of the organisation of the calendars for these courts, this was not an easy list to compile accurately. Therefore, I cannot guarantee that it is complete.

  2. Transcripts of some of the Wills listed in Section 1. Those wills fully transcribed have been marked with an asterisk (*) in the right-hand margin in the List. Those wills for which only an extract have been taken have been marked with the letter 'E' in the margin.

  3. Index of People mentioned in transcribed Wills.

CLIVE R.G. HENLY
9, Renfrew Drive,
Wollaton,
Nottingham.
NG8 2FX

Last update February 1994.


Brinkworth Wills to 1650Page 1Copyright C.R.G. Henly 1994

List of Wills

SurnameForenameYearTypeCourt 
AUSTINWilliam, blacksmith1615WADW 
AYLIEFRichard esquire1609 PCC 
AYLIFFEArthur, gentleman1646WIACS*
AYLIFFEJohn, of Grittenham1635WADW*
AYLIPHEJohn esquire1580 PCC 
BAKERWilliam1635WIADW 
BARNESAlice1615BADW 
BARNESAndrew1563WCS*
BARNESJohn1614 PCC 
BARNESRichard, husbandman1570WCS*
BARNESWilliam1619 PCC 
BARNESWilliam, yeoman1638WIADW*
BEALEAnthony, husbandman1639WIADW*
BEALEChristian1573 PCC 
BEALEChristopher1591 PCC 
BEALEElinor, widow1605WIADW*
BEALEJohn, tailor1606WICS 
BEALEJohn1650 PCC 
BEALERobert1612 PCC 
BEALERobert1619IBAADW 
BEALEThomas1602WADW*
BEALEWilliam, yeoman1628WIBCS 
BEALEWilliam, senior1601 PCC 
BENDRYJohn, yeoman of Grittenham1616WICADW 
BENDRYMargerie, widow1629WIADW 
BENNETTThomas1647WICS 
BUTCHEREdward, of Grittenham1612WIADW 
CLARKAlice, widow1629WIBADW 
CLARKJeffery1636IAADW 
CLARKWilliam the Elder, yeoman1639WIADW 
CLARKEAgnes, widow1640WIADW*
CLARKEGeoffery, husbandman1611WIADW*
CLARKEHenry1628 PCC 
DAVIS als TAYLOREdmund1646IBCS 
DAVIS als TAYLORThomas1633ActADW 
DAVIS als TAYLORThomas1639WIADW*
DAVIS als TAYLORWilliam, yeoman1619WIADW*
DAVYS als TAYLORJames1597 PCC 
DIRHAMERichard1631WIADW 
DISTONGiles1619 PCC 
DIXONThomas1619 PCC 
DOBBESAgnes, widow1603WIADW*
EATONJohn1628 PCC 
EATONRobert1621 PCC 
FOSCOTTElizabeth1584WADW*
FOSCOTTElizabeth, widow1615WIADW 
FOSCOTTWalter1618IBAADW 
FRYAnthony, mercer1636WIADW*
FRYJohn the Elder, husbandman1630WIADW*
FRYMichael1628IBAADW 
FRYWilliam1625IADW 
GELEWilliam1563WCS*
GERINGEAnthonie1502 PCC 
GLEEDEMargaret1624 PCC 
HAYESJohn, husbandman1607WADW*
HAYWARDChristian1627ABADW 
HEALEMichell, yeoman of Grittenham1571WCS 
HEALEPeeter1606 PCC 
HEALEWilliam, mercer1612WADW 
HENDLYWilliam, yeoman1618WIADW*
HENLYJeffery, yeoman1638IBAADW*
HUMBERAnthony1641IBADW 
HUTCHINSEdward1629 PCC 
HUTCHINSThomas1630IBAADW 
JONESGeorge1605 PCC 
KENT als WALSBURNEThomas, husbandman1623WIADW 
KITEWalter1599 PCC 
LEWENDavid, weaver1619WICS 
LEWENDavid, Senior, weaver1612WIADW*
LEWYNRobert1580 PCCE
LONGEJames, fuller1619WICS 
MESSETERWilliam1617 PCC 
MOODYJohn the Younger1638WIADW 
NORBORNEJone1572WCS*
ODYAlice, widow of Grittenham1614WIADW 
ODYThomas, yeoman of Grittenham1606IBACS 
PEACOCKEJohn, yeoman of Grittenham1647WICS 
PHILLIPPSJohn1605 PCC 
PINELLJane, widow1650WICS 
PINNELLJohn, wheeler1570WCS*
PINNELLMargaret1622AADW 
PINNELLRichard, husbandman1619WICS*
PINNELLThomas, of Grittenham1623IBAADW 
PLAYERWilliam, husbandman1617WIADW 
PLAYERWilliam, husbandman1623WIADW 
PRIARGeorge1628 PCC 
PROVENDERGeorge, gentleman1644BACS 
PYNNELLHenry1618 PCCE
PYNNELLMargery1618WIBADW*
PYNNELLRaphe1609 PCCE
RICHMANJohn, gentleman1626WIADW*
RICHMANSylvester1639ABADW 
SCULLAlice, widow1619WICS*
SHEARERAnne, spinster1614IACS 
SHEARERRobert1614IBACS 
SHERERJohn1626IBADW 
SHERERRichard, Husbandman of Grittenham1629WIADW*
SHERERThomas senior1604 PCC 
SHERERWilliam1618 PCC 
SHERERWilliam1644IBCS 
SHERRARJohn1650 PCC 
SHERREREdward, yeoman of Grittenham1639WIADW*
SKULLGeoffery of Grittenham1619WIADW*
SKULLJohn the Elder, Yeoman1610WADW*
SKULLJone, widow1640WIADW*
SMITHSusan1630 PCC 
SMITHThomas1642IBAADW 
SMITHWilliam1597 PCC 
SMYTHAnthony, tailor1634WICS 
TARRANTOliver1639IBAADW 
THORNEMichell, Husbandman1570WCS*
VENEdith, widow of Grittenham1618WIADW 
VENJohn1601WADW 
WAITEEdmund, husbandman of Grittenham1621WIADW 
WAITEElinor, spinster1645WICS 
WAITEHarry, husbandman of Grittenham1606WIADW 
WAITEJeffery1626IBAADW 
WAITEJohn1637IBAADW 
WAITEMargery, widow of Grittenham1623WIADW 
WAITEWilliam, husbandman of Grittenham1641WIADW 
WALKERAlice, widow1640WIADW 
WALKERThomas, husbandman1626WIADW 
WALKERWilliam1650WICS 
WALLISEdmund1613 PCC 
WAYTEJohn the Younger1616 PCCE
WEAREBennet, blacksmith of Grittenham1633WIADW 
WEBBJone, widow1592WICS*
WEEKESRoger, yeoman1620WICS 
WEYTEThomas the Elder1479 PCC 
WILSHERGeorge, husbandman1602WADW*
WILTSHIREAlice1621WIBADW*
WYTEWilliam1614 PCC 
YOUNGRobert1624IADW 
YOUNGRobert1625IBCS 


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C.R.G. Henly, 9 Renfrew Drive, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2FX.

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