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Wills ~ POVEY surname



Will of Christopher Povey 1773, Ashbury, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 8 Dec 1772. proved 29 June 1773 at Abingdon

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Richard and Stephen Povey

I Christopher Povey, of Ashbury, in the County of Berks Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Robert Povey {son), Christopher Povey (son)

Executor: Christopher Povey

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/897


Will Elizabeth Povey 1817, Ashbury, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 25 March 1817, proved 15 Oct 1820 at Abingdon

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Elizabeth Parnell, Rachel Drew and Luke Pigott

I Elizabeth Povey of the Parish of Ashbury, in the County of Berks Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Rachel Gunter of the Parish of Ashbury, Mr William Hedges Senr of Ashbury,

Sole Executor: Mr William Hedges Senr "begging him to give me a decent Funeral with as little pomp as may be"

Value of Estate: under £100

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/1820/92

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Will of Thomas Povey 1834, Bishopstone, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 18 Dec 1832, proved at Swindon 3 Dec 1834

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Norris, John Norris and William Norris


I Thomas Povey of Bishopstone in the County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Richard Wells (nephew), William Pope's children (nephew), George Povey's children (nephew), Salley Elizabeth Hibbard (niece), Elizabeth Cue (niece), Richard Redford's children, Ann Redford, Joseph Povey (brother), Mary Pope (sister)

Trustee for the Children: Charlotte Pope (niece)

Sole Executor: Charlotte Pope

Effects: sub £200

Estate mentioned: Inclosure of half lands and home

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P6/157



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