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Wills ~ THISTLEWAYTE surname



Will of Alexander Thistlethwayte 1733, Hungerford, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 19 Oct 1732, proved 17 Feb 1733

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Danial Brown, William Sinchback and Jonathan Hzaheild

I Alexander Thistlethwayte the elder of Hungerford County of Berks Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Francis (son), Mary (dau), Sarah (dau), Dorothy (dau), Susan (dau), Alexander (son), Richard Birt the elder (Kinsman of of Cricklade), Wife

Others Mentioned: Thomas Crooper (of Hampsted, yeoman)

Estate mentioned: Leasehold at Horselhill, Parish of Little Bedwin, Wilts, estate in Parish of Hungerford, Leasehold estates in Hampsted Marshall, County of Berks

Note: Dorothy has to obtain consent from sole custodians Susan Thistlethwayte and Richard Birt the elder, should she wish to marry

Executors: Alexander, Sarah and Richard Birt the elder

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/657
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Alexander Thistlethwayte 1740, Winterslow, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 5 Nov 1739, proved 13 Feb 1740

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Collins, Benjamin Fry

I Alexander Thistlethwayte of Winterslow County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Alexander (son), Frances (son), Robert (son), Edward Arnold (servant), Deborah Saintsbury (servant), George Bowditch (Rector of Winterslow), Francis Powell (of City of New Sarum)

Note: A Trust for son Robert as under age of 21 years

Executors: George Bowditch and Francis Powell

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/700
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

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Will of Francis Thistlethwayte 1741, Hungerford, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 28 Sep 1734, codocil 26 Dec 1739, proved 20 Aug 1741

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Wm Cheyney, Wiam Blundy and Charles Viner

Codocil Sealed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Elizabeth Church, Geo Church and Geo Church Jnr


I Francis Thistlethwayte of Hungerford County of Berks Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Alexander of Trinity College, Oxon (Brother), Bridget (Widow and Mother), Sister (not named)

Beneficiaries of Codocil: Mary Parks and Charles Viner (present Servants)

Estates mentioned: Houses and Lands in Hungerford. Leasehold estate at Horselhill, Parish of Little Bedwin, Wilts

Sole Executor: Alexander Thistlethwayte

Note: refers to Fathers last Will and Testament

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/1741/36


Will of Bridget Thistlethwayte 1750, Hungerford, Berks


Last Will and Testament of 13 May 1750, proved 26 May 1750

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of George Garrard, Joseph Early, Edward Slaysteed

I Bridget Thistlethwayte, of Hungerford County of Berks Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Mary Lawrence (dau and wife of Thomas esq)

Sole Executor: Mary Lawrence

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/779
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury



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