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Wills ~ WHITE surname (< 2 of 3 >)



Will of William White 1802, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 28 Dec 1801 and Proved 1 Nov 1802

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James White (Snr), John Glass and E Joye


I William White of Potterne, County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: William (son), Anne (dau)

Trustees: James (jnr) White (cousin), Richard Chandler (friend, Gentleman of the Chapelry St James, Bishops Cannings)

Trust overseers: William White, James White (Snr), John Glass and E Joye, to look after the interests of his son, William, until age of 21 years

Joint Executors in Trust:: Mary Garlick, James White, Richard Chandler

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/15Reg/368


Will of William White 1809, Southbroom, Wilts & Oath


Last Will and Testament of 31 July 1808

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Hill, William Whidd and Jno Lacock


I William White of the Chapelry of Saint James, County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: "I give and devise all my Freehold Messauges Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate and being in the Chapelry of Saint James or elsewhere, ready money etc to my friends" Josiah Eyles Heathcote Esq of Southbroom House (county of Wilts) and Samuel Heathcote Esq of Shaw Hill (county of Wilts)
Susannah White (niece), Ann (wife), Ann (dau) John Sayer (nephew), Edmund Sayer (nephew), Elizabeth Bull (niece & widow), William Wood (bro in law), Messauges or Tenements and Orchard with the Appurtences situate and being at Shillingham in county of Dorset to John White (brother), Mary Wick (sister & wife of [space] Wick of Broad Chalk, nr Salisbury, Blacksmith), Jane Rily (sister & widow), Ann White (sister & spinster)

Joint Executors and Trustees:: Josiah Eyles Heathcote and Samuel Heathcote

Oath: .... and you will duly execute the same and administer his goods, chattels and credits by paying first his debts and then his legacies ..... that you will exhibit a true account of the said goods chattels and credits into the Registry of the Ecclesiastical Court where Probate shall be granted of the said Will before the last day of April next (if required) And further that the said goods chattels and credits do not amount in value to three thousand five hundred pounds
The above oath was duly administered to Josiah Eyles Heathcote Esq and Samuel Heathcote Esq, Executors
Dated 13 October 1808 before me Jas Lediard, Surrogate

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/1249


Will of Thomas White 1811, Southbroom, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 26 June 1795

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Edward Joyce and Elizabeth Gregory

I Thomas White of the Chapelry of Saint James County of Wilts Carpenter .....

Beneficiaries: Mr Richard Chandler (friend), Mr John Gamble (friend), Thomas (son), Mary White (sister and spinster), Richard White (nephew and son of brother Samuel), Thomas White (nephew and son of brother Samuel), Father (Thomas buried 1797)

Joint Executors and Guardians: Richard Chandler and John Gamble

Trustees: Richard Chandler and John Gamble

Oath: Thomas White was a minor (under 21 yrs of age) and the only lawful child of Thomas White, father. The Joint Executors Richard Chandler and John Gamble were deceased. Edward Joyce was elected Guardian and curator during Thomas White's minority
John Pern Tinny and William Arney of the City of New Sarum, two of the General Proctors of the Consistorial Court of Sarum nominated
Dated 1 October 1811 and witnessed by John Moss, Innkeeper of Devizes and Robert Lavington, Seedsman of Devizes

Administration Bond: issued 3 October 1811, and signed by Edward Joye, Gentleman of Devizes, John Moss, and Robert Lavington
Bond surrendered 26 October 1811


Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/1256

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Will of Benoni White 1833, Bishops Cannings, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 4 Jun 1833 and Probate 8 Oct 1833

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Richard Mullings, Solicitor in Cirencester and William Ellen, Lime Burner of Devizes


I Benoni White of the Chapelry of Saint James in the Parish of Bishops Cannings, County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth (wife), his eight children Benoni, John, Elizabeth (and wife of Richard Mullings), Thomas, Mary (and wife of Thomas Carter) Jane (and wife of William Pope) William, Ann (and wife of John Cox), Sarah Harris (widow and dau of late brother Samuel), George (son of his late son James), Richard (Nephew), Thomas Carter (son-in-law, Ironmonger)

Others mentioned: John Paine, Richard White and Charles Neate (living in properties situated within St James Chapelry), William Hunt Grubb Esq

Executors: Benoni White and Thomas Carter

Estate mentioned in will: Dwelling house, garden and premises. Other Freehold, messauges, lands, tenements and herditaments situated in Chapelry of Saint James. Leasehold messauges, lands, tenements and premises Devizes. Two messauges tenements or dwelling houses and premises in or near the High Street in the Parish of Saint John the Baptist in Devizes

Administration Bond dated 12 Sep 1833, the commission was duly executed at Devizes on 4 Oct 1833. the Oath was administered to Thomas Carter, the surviving Executor. Effects sworn sub £3000

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/1333


Will of Benoni White Jnr 1833, Devizes, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 4 Jul 1833 and Probate 14 Jan 1839, London

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Tugwell, soldier of Devizes, William Fowler, Surgeon of Devizes, William White, Upholsterer


I Benoni White of the Devizes, County of Wilts Builder .....

Beneficiaries: Hester (wife), his two sons Benoni and John, Martha (dau), Jane (dau), Thomas Kite, Victualler of Devizes, Thomas Buttacus, Cabinet Maker of Devizes

Joint Executors: Thomas Kite and Thomas Buttacus. The Oath was administered to Thomas Kite, the surviving Executor

Source: National Archives, document reference PROB 11/1906
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Cantebury


Will of James White 1807, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 16 April 1807, with two codicils dated 29 May 1807 and 31 May 1809 and Probate 3 March 1810, London

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Robert Watts, John Lacock, John Prictor and John Slade


I JamesWhite of Potterne, County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Jenevora Giddings (dau and w/o John Giddings of Potterne), Elizabeth Ford (dau and w/o Richard Ford of Potterne), Hester (dau), James (son), Joseph Glass (friend and s/o John Glass of Potterne), John James Lye (grandson; s/o Sarah Lye (dau, deceased) and John Lye of West Lavington), John Ford (grandson; s/o Elizabeth and Richard Ford)

Sole Executor: James White (son)

Property mentioned:Two copyhold estates in the Manor of Potterne

Source: National Archives, document reference PROB 11/1509
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Cantebury



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