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Wills ~ LONG surname ( 1 of 4 >)



Will of Christopher Long 1629, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 20 January 1629

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Harvest and John Blandford

I Christopher Long Yeoman of Potterne Week, in the County of Wiltshire .....

Beneficiaries:Poor of Parish of Potterne, Robert (son), Mary (dau), Mabell (dau), Christopher (son)

Executors: sons Christopher and Robert

Overseers: John Long of Bulkington, Robert Noyes and John Tidcombe

Land mentioned: Lease of Potterne Wood and lease of Wood Leaze etc

Source: National Archives, document reference PROB 11/155
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Robert Long 1645, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 1645 and proved 8 August 1645 [day date could be 18?]

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of ?


I Robert Long of Potterne in the County of Wilts .....

Beneficiaries: Susan (dau), Richard (only brother)

Executrix: Mr Robert Hyde [?] and Mr Thomas [Sadler?]

Estate: ground called Woodleaze

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/L/116

[The Will is damaged and some of the inscription missing- therefore incomplete details]

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Will of Richard Long 1662, Worton, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 14 October 1661 and proved 7 August 1662

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Minty, Thomas Long, Jane Cyurter and Mary Long


I Richard Long of Worton [in Parish of Potterne], in the County of Wilts Clothier .....

Beneficiaries: Church of Potterne, Poor of Worton, Roger (son), Elinor Trimlm, William Trimlm's child son, Alce Goulsbro (dau), George Goulsbro's children when they reach 21 years of age, Sara Hulbert (dau), John Hulbert's four children when they reach 21 years of age, Mary Long when she reaches 21 years of age (grandchild), Ann Goulsbro when she reaches 21 years of age (grandchild), Sara Long (wife), Thomas Long (son), William Long (son)

Estate: leasehold at Bulkington

Sole Executor: William (son)

Overseers: John Long Esq and Thomas Long, Gentleman

Inventory: by John Meriwether, Francis Meriwether, John Longe and William Trimnell on 5 August 1662. Appraised at £561 13s

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/L/139


Will of William Long 1666, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 5 January 1665, probate at Devizes May 1666

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Hame, Ann Hame

I William Long Yeoman of Potterne, in the County of Wiltshire .....

Beneficiaries: Mary (wife), Sara (dau), Mary (dau, when she reaches 24 years of age), Edward (son, when he reaches 21 years of age), Shusan Wheler (dau), Hester Paine (dau), William (son), Thomas (son)

Joint Executors: William (son), Thomas (son)

Inventory: appraised by William Lye, Phillip Smith and dated 1665. Valued at £511 16s 8d

Note: part of the will and inventory are water damaged

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/L/155


Will of Roger Long 1673, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 28 April 1671, proved 15 May 1673

Signed Sealed and Published on 14 December 1671 in presence (witnesses) of Richard Bowman, George Gouldsbrough and Hope Wise


I Roger Long of Potterne County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Church of Potterne, Poor of Worton, Poor of Marston, Poor of Potterne, Stephen Gaysford (son-in-law) and his wife Elizabeth, William Trimnell's children when they reach 21 years of age, George Golsbro's children when they reach 21 years of age, Wife [not named], Elizabeth Gaysford (grandchild), Mr John Kittill and Elizabeth Long, "Mary and her 6 children then to her oldest brother" [I do not follow the context of this ?], Alice Golsborough (sister), William (brother), sister [not named], Thomas (brother),

Executors: Elizabeth Gaysford (grandchild)

Estate: Backside [field ?], Apple [field ?] bought off Christopher Meriwether of Marston

Source: National Archives, document reference PROB 11/342
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Cantebury





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