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Will of John White 1580, Marston, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 12 June 1580, proved 13 November 1580

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Longe, Robert Wheler, William Louden, Richard White, John Bowe Clarke, John Songe? the elder


I John White of Marston, within the Parish of Potterne, County of Wilts .....

Beneficiaries: Lady Church of Sarum, Church of Potterne, Poor of the parish, Elizabeth (daur), John (son), Adye (grand child), John White (god son), Richard (son), Mary (wife), children of Thomas White, children of Thomas Wattes alias Osmonde of Potterne deceased, children of Nytholas Pryor of Potterne

Others mentioned: John Horne, John Taber, William Bristowe, Thomas Naishe alias Lylande, John White (brother), Richard Mynty of Sterke

Executrix: Alice Moore (daur in law)

Overseers: John Longe the elder and Thomas Salter the elder

Source: National Archives, document reference PROB 11/62/467
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of Thomas White 1738, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 10 Apr 1735, Codocil of 3 Feb 1736 and Proved 26 Aug 1738

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Cocke, Wad Locke and Plennley Yates

Codocil Sealed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Trimnell and Henry Hayes


I Thomas White of Potterne, County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Robert Cooper (cousin, of New Sarum), Edward Bristow (friend, Yeoman of Potterne), Elizabeth (dau and wife of John Eden), Thomas Cooper (cousin, of Abington). Thomas Cooper (cousin, of Sarum), John Eden (grandson), Ann White (granddaughter, dau of late son Robert), Kezekiah (widow of Robert White), William (son), John White (grandson, son of Willliam), Mary White (dau in law and Widow of John), Mrs Hester Barrett, James (son)

Otheres mentioned: Mr Webb, Joseph Cooke (tenant), John Gaisford (tenant), William Trimnell (tenant), Mr James Loarrie (purchsed Potterne Clay from), poor people of Potterne

Estate mentioned in will: Meadow or pasture land named Loay Mead and other land in the parish of Polshot, Common field called Potterne Clay in Potterne

Sole Executor: James (son)

Source: WSHC, document reference P1/8Reg/353


Will of Alice White 1750, Devizes, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 1 Sep 1746 and Proved 30 Jun 1750

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Wad Lorke, Christopher Shorter and William Blissett


I Alice White of Devizes, County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Lough Skeat the elder Cordwainer of the Burrough Devizes, John Lill Innholder of the Burrough Devizes, Sarah Phillips (sister and widow), Thomas Phillips (nephew under 21 yrs of age, son of Sarah), Edward Hale (nephew, son of Sarah), William Hale (nephew, son of Sarah), John Phip (child of late deceased husband John Phip), Ann Phip (child of deceased late husband John Phip), Elizabeth Phip (child of late deceased husband John Phip), two tenants named below

Others mentioned: Nicholas Cliffence (tenant), Stephen Powell the elder Clothier of the Burrough (tenant), Stephen Powell (son of Stephen), John Powell (son of Stephen), John Williams Woolstapler of the Burrough (tenant), Robert Hiscocke (late deceased brother)

Estate mentioned in will: Dwelling houses in the Burrough Devizes, Malthouse

Executor: Sarah Phillips

Source: WSHC, document reference P1/10Reg/427


Will of Mary White 1767, Devizes, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 26 Aug 1766 and Proved 21 Nov 1767

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Elizabeth Wheeler and Rachel Baily


I Mary White of the Burrough Devizes, County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: William (son), John (grandson, son of John White), Ann (dau)

Sole Executor: Ann (dau)

Source: WSHC, document reference P1/12Reg/272A

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Will of Samuel White 1778, Devizes, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 3 Oct 1769 and Proved 27 Jan 1778

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Richards and Edward Bayly


I Samuel White of the Burroughs, Devizes, County of Wilts Salesman .....

Beneficiaries: Comfort (wife)

Sole Executor: Comfort (wife)

Source: WSHC, document reference P1/13Reg/184


Will of Hezekiah White 1781, Parish of Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 9 Apr 1777 and Proved 9 Jul 1781

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Thomas White, Francis Lockey and Thomas ?


I Hezekiah White of Blunts Court, Parish of Potterne, County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Ann (dau), Elizabeth (dau), Jenny (dau), William (son)

Sole Executor: William (son)

Source: WSHC, document reference P1/13Reg/334


Will of Thomas White 1797, Bishops Cannings, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 11 Jan 1797

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Wad Locke, Wad Locke jnr and James Wise


I Thomas White of the Chappelry of Saint James in the Parish of Bishops Cannings, County of Wilts Carpenter .....

Beneficiaries: Mary White (dau), Benoni (son), Jane (dau and wife of James Godwin), Samuel (son), Thomas (grandson and son of late son Thomas)

Estate mentioned in will: Messauges, hereditaments and gardens lying in Chappelry of Saint James with the apportionments now in the possession of John Paine and now in occupation of Thomas Moore

Sole Executor: Benoni (son) who was sworn before the Surrogate at Devizes 14 Jul 1797

Note: Chappelry of St James is Southbroom

Source: WSHC, document reference P24/1209



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