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Wills ~ SMITH surname



Will of Philip Smith 1716, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 10 May 1715, proved 24 Aug 1716
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Smith, Edith Guy and Henry Hayes

Anexed to Last Will and Testament 27 Feb 1715
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Edith Woods, Sarah Morrell of Potterne and Henry Hayes


I Philip Smith of Potterne in the County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth (dau), Jane Dowse (dau), William (son), Anne Orrell (dau), Rebecca Rogers (dau), Jane (wife)

Estate mentioned in will: Farms in Easterton in the Parish of Market Lavington

Joint Executors: William (son) and Jane (wife)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/6Reg/17


Will of Jane Smith 1721, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 13 May 1720, proved 2 June 1721

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Still, Henry Node and Henry Axford


I Jane Smith of Potterne in the County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Jane (dau and wife of James Bishop), Ann (dau and wife of Thomas Orrell), Rebecca (dau and wife of Robert Rogers), Elizabeth (dau), Jane Rogers (grand-daughter), Jane Dowse (grand-daughter), Anne Orrell (grand-daughter), William (son)

Sole Executor: William (son)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/6Reg/378

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Will Elizabeth Smith 1723, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 13 Sept 1723, proved 13 May 1724 at Devizes

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Palmer and Edward Hope junr

I Elizabeth Smith of Potterne, in the County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth and Margaret Tyly (grand-daughters when they attain the age of 21 yrs, and daughters of Simon Tyly, druggettmaker of Potterne), Elizabeth Tyly (dau and wife of Simon), Jane Smith (dau)

Sole Executor: Jane Smith

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/S/886


Will Robert Smith, 1731, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 14 Sep 1731

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Joanna Rawlens, Edith Hiscock and Saml Salmon

I Robert Smith of Potterne, in the County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Mary Corstent of Sutten near Salisbury (cousin), Richard Cripple of Devizes (cousin), sister of Richard Cripple living in Holt, Margery Hatter (sister in law), John Hiscock, Frances Lavington of Churten, Ambrose Chappel of Potterne (cousin)

Sole Executor: Ambrose Chapple

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/S/966

Will of William Smith 1744, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 26 Apr 1744, proved 3 Oct 1744

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Robert Rogers and Ann Roswell


I William Smith of Potterne in the County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Philip (son), not named (wife)

Estate mentioned in will: Freehold lands lying in Easterton and Potterne

Sole Executor: Philip (son)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/9Reg/435A



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