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Wills ~ ANGER surname



Will of Thomas Anger 1646, Watchfield, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 10 May 1644, proved 19 Mar 1646

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Wm Blagrove & Thomas Femer jun.

I Thomas Anger Watchfield in the County of Berkshire Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Ann (wife), Thomas (son), Arthur (son), Anne Grenoway (dau), Richard Grenoway (grandchild), two daur's of Anthony, Chapel of Watchfield, parish Church of Shrivenham ,

Sole Executor: Thomas (son)

Overseers: Robert Anger (brother) and Thomas Gearing (cousin)

Source: National Archives, extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Robert Anger 1656, Watchfield, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 25 July 1655, Codcil of 29 Jul 1655, proved 20 May 1656

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Thomas Blagden, Thomas Gearing, Anthony Anger, Thomas Gearing

Codicil Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Thomas Blagden, Thomas Gearing


I Robert Anger Watchfield in the County of Berkshire Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: poor people of Shrivenham, poor people of Watchfield, Margaret (wife), Robert (son), Anthony (son), John (youngest son), Margaret (dau), Katherine (dau and wife of Andrew Hathaware), Anne (dau, wife of Richard Deane), Anne Deane (granddau), Henry (eldest son)

Sole Executor: Henry (son) "but if he refuses after his decease" then Anthony (son) becomes sole executor

Overseers: Thomas Blagden, gent and Anthony Anger (son)

Source: National Archives, extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Henry Anger 1681/82, Watchfield, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 20 Mar 1681, proved in London 6 Dec 1682

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Tho. Perry, John Stibbs and Mathei Neale


I Henry Anger of Watchfield in the County of Berks Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Marrian Anger (wife), John Anger (brother), Henry Anger (s/o John Anger), Robert Anger (s/o John Anger), Elizabeth Huse (wife of William), Mary Anger (sister of Elizabeth), Anne Deane (sister), Richard Deane (s/o Anne), Mary Anne and Elizabeth Deane (daur's of Anne), Robert, William, John the younger, Sarah and Elizabeth Anger (sons and daughters of John, his brother), John Young (s/o Samuel Young of Westmill), Anthony Anger the smyth (kinsman)

Estate mentioned: Closes, grounds, lands, tenements and hereditaments situated in Shrivenham, Berks

Sole Executrix: Marrian (wife)

Source: National Archives, extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of John Anger 1701, Watchfield, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 12 Jan 1698, proved given in Latin

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Day and Thomas Cartwright


I John Anger of Watchfield in the County of Berks Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: William (son), Sarah (dau), Elizabeth (dau), Elizabeth (granddau), Robert (son), John (son)

Others mentioned: Mr Thomas Senner

Sole Executor: William (son)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/4Reg/126

Administration Bond of Sarah Anger 1765, Bishopstone, Wilts


Died Intestate
Administration Bond dated 16 Apr 1765

Present at signing: Thomas Anger the elder, lawful Husband of Bishopstone, Yeoman; John Eyles of Wanbrough, Gentleman; Henry Pearcy of Bishopstone

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/1765/3


Administration Bond of Thomas Anger 1806, Bishopstone, Wilts


Died Intestate
Administration Bond dated 21 Jun 1806
Commission executed at Newbury, Berks on 21 Jun 1806

Beneficiary: Ann (wife)

Present at signing: Ann Anger (widow, Relict of Speen, Berks), William Gooden (Corn Chandler, of Speenhamland, Berks), John Goatley (Breeches Maker, of Speenhamland, Berks)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/1806/16


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Will of Ann Anger 1821, Speenhamland, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 3 April 1816, Codcil of 1 Mar 1819, proved 7 Feb 1821

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Benjamin Hawkins, Ann Hawkins and Benjamin Hawkins jnr

Codicil Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Ann Gooden and Benjamin Hawkins


I Ann Anger Widow of Speenhamland in the Parish of Speen, Berks but removing to the village of Preston near Aldbourne in the County of Wilts.....

Beneficiaries: Grandchildren, sons and daughters of John Anger of Little Hinton, farmer (son) named as Sarah, Mary, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Susannah and Lucy, Sarah (granddau), James Hillier (grandson) and Sarah Hillier (granddau) the son and dau of William Hiller of Foald Farm near Aldbourn, Elizabeth (wife of John, son), Martha Hillier (wife of William), Ann Gooden of Speenhamland (sister in law), Sarah Gooden of Speenhamland (niece)

Joint Executors: John (son), William Hilliar (son in law) but in the will written as Hillier

Source: National Archives, extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

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Will of John Anger 1837, Little Hinton, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 16 Dec 1833, Codcil of 14 Feb 1834, proved 18 Apr 1837

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Spicer (Bishopstone), Thomas Collins (Ashbury, Berks), James Haines solr (Faringdon, Berks)

Codicil Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Spicer (Bishopstone), Thomas Collins (Ashbury, Berks), James Haines solr (Faringdon, Berks)


I John Anger Gentleman of Little Hinton.....

Beneficiaries: Thomas (son), John (son), Elizabeth (dau and wife of John Minty), Sarah (dau and wife of John Milsam), Susannah Pope (dau and widow) Mary Belcher (dau), Lucy Litton (dau)

Others mentioned: William Smith, John Smith (son of William), Robert Smith

Sole Executor: John Anger

Estate mentioned in Will: Freehold closes in the Parish of Wanborough, Copyhold meadow or pasture ground being by the Brook, Bishopstone

Source: National Archives, extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of John Anger 1841, Ashbury, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 18 Nov 1840, proved in London 2 April 1841

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Haines, Solr of Faringdon and George Jas Haines, his clerk


I John Anger of Ashbury in the County of Berks Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth (wife), Moses (son), John (eldest son), Thomas (yeoman, brother of Little Hinton)[obliterated in the 21 line of first sheet], Elizabeth (w/o Thomas, brother of Little Hinton), Thomas (son), Elizabeth (dau), Agnes (dau)

Estate mentioned: Copyhold land and premises situated in Bishopstone, Wilts, freehold lands in Wanborough (incl late Smiths), James Freeman the younger (of Great Coxwell, Berks), James Lawrence (yeoman of Idstone, Berks)

Executors & Trustees: Thomas (brother), James Freeman, James Lawrence

Codicil: Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of George Jas Haines and Randal Jos Cadel, clerks to Mr Haines, solr of Faringdon, dated 19 Nov 1840
Beneficiaries: changed legacy to Elizabeth (dau), Agnes (dau)

Source: National Archives, extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury



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