Wickhamford

Wickhamford Wills (1641-1928):
Testators, executors, beneficiaries, witnesses & others mentioned in the wills

This is a list of wills and similar records connected with Wickhamford. You may also want to check an earlier version of this list arranged alphabetically with far less detail. There is a separate list of probate records for Badsey and Aldington.

To obtain a copy of a PCC will, see the National Archives webpage. Worcester wills can be seen at the Worcestershire Record Office. For modern probate records see this Genuki page.

These records were transcribed from the originals by Val Harman and Tom Locke.

Date of
Probate

Testator's Name

Testator Notes

Executors

Beneficiaries

Witnesses

Others Named

Value

Notes and links

19 November
1641 

Margaret
BOWKER 

Will 

Alice BOWKER (Daughter), John HUNT, John SOUTHORN 

John BOWKER (Son - 5), Thomas BOWKER (Son - 10 - 10s), Margaret BOWKER (Daughter), Alice BOWKER (Daughter) 

Thomas BOWKER, Thomas ROPER 

John SOUTHORNE, Thomas WAGSTAFF, Edmund BLIZARD, Thomas ROPER, Appraisers of Inventory 

Illegible 

Index

3 October
1665 

Thomas
CURTISS 

Will 

Margaret CURTISS (Wife), Thomas CURTISS (Son) 

Anne CURTISS (Daughter - 15), Mary CURTISS (Daughter - 25) 

William FISHER, William WHITE 

 

 

Index

6 January
1667 

John
BEARD 

Will 

(illegible) 

? Margaret BEARD (Wife), ? Daughter BEARD (Daughter), Robert BEARD (Brother - 30 shillings), Katherine ? (Sister - 30 shillings) 

John SHEPPERD, Timothy BEARD 

 

 

Index

30 April
1675 

Francis
BEARD 

Will 

(Unclear if an executor is named) 

Ellenor BEARD (Wife), Elizabeth BEARD (Daughter), Susana BEARD (Daughter), Ellenor BEARD (Daughter), John BEARD (Son) 

Thomas BEARD, Thomas SMITH, John BEARD 

William FISHER, John BEARD, Thomas BEARD, Timothy BEARD, Appraisers of Inventory 

139-6s-2d 

Index

7 September
1677 

Thomas
BOOKER 

Administration 

Joanna BOOKER (Administrator) 

 

Thomas BOOKER 

John BAYLY, William FISHER, Richard OLDACRE, William WHITE, Appraisers of Inventory 

24-17s-0d 

Index

10 May
1690 

Anne
BAYLIS 

Will 

Anne BAYLIS (Daughter) 

John BAYLIS (Son - One Shilling), Richard BAYLIS (Son - One Shilling), Edward BAYLIS (Son - One Shilling), Anne BAYLIS (Daughter) 

Mary BOOKER, John SHEPPERD 

Thomas OLDACRE, William FISHER, ? BURROWS, Appraisers of Inventory 

21-0s-0d 

Index

13 May
1690 

William
FISHER 

Will 

Margaret FISHER (Wife), Stephen FISHER (Son) 

Margaret FISHER (Wife), William FISHER (Son - Twelve Pounds), Edward FISHER (Son - Twelve Pounds), Margaret FISHER (Daughter - Four Score Pounds 80), 3 Grandchildren the children of William Fisher (a sheep each), Stephen FISHER (Son) 

Edward CHILDS, Anne HUXLEY, Mary CARTWRIGHT 

William SHEPHERD snr., William SHEPHERD jnr., Appraisers of Inventory 

256-6s-8d 

Index

21 February
1695 

William
REEVES 

Will 

Elizabeth MARCHALL (daughter) 

Joseph REEVES (Son - 6), John REEVES (Son), Elizabeth MARCHALL (Granddaughter), Hannah MARCHALL (Granddaughter), Elizabeth MARCHALL (Daughter), Samuel MARCHALL (Grandson- 6), Hannah MUCKLOE (Daughter- 50), Samuel REEVES (Son- 30) 

Thomas BOOSEY, Ann WHITE 

Joseph ?, John SMYTHE ?, Appraisers of Inventory 

88-5s-0d 

Index

9 March
1697 

Penelope
WASHINGTON 

Will 

Elizabeth SANDYS (Mother) 

Catherine FOSTER (Niece- 250), Elizabeth JOUETT (GELLOTT) (Niece -250), Sarah TOREY (Servant -100), Elizabeth SANDYS (Mother) 

Mary HALL, R. GEORGE, John BAYLIS (witnesseses to a codicil: Edward WALKER, Mary HALL, John BAYLIS, Sarah TOREY) 

 

 

Index

25 April
1697 

Alice
BOOKER 

Will 

William BIRD ?, (illegible) (Grandson) 

William BIRD? (30), Mary ? (Daughter), Anne ? (Granddaughter - 30), ? (Grandson) 

John ALDINGTON, Jonathan (illegible), William (illegible) 

Stephen FISHER & (illegible), Appraisers of Inventory 

10-0s-0d 

Index

5 January
1699 

Margaret
FISHER 

Administration 

Stephen FISHER (Son) 

 

Anthony STEPHENS, of Broadway & (illegible) of Evesham 

William WHITE, John BAYLIS, Appraisers of Inventory 

 

Index

17 December
1700 

Stephen
FISHER 

Will 

William FISHER (Brother) 

William FISHER (Brother) 

Francis HALFORD, Jo. PINKNOY 

William WHITE, John ALDINGTON, Thomas OLDACRE, Appraisers of Inventory 

239-18s-0d 

Index

17 December
1700 

William
WHITE 

Will 

William WHITE (Son), John BAYLISS (Son in Law), Edward SMITH (Son in Law), Thomas MARSHALL (Son in Law) 

Elizabeth SMYTH (SMITH) (Granddaughter - Five pounds), Mary SMYTH (SMITH) (Granddaughter - Five Pounds), Margaret SMYTH (SMITH) (Daughter - Thirty Pounds ), Elizabeth WHITE (Daughter - One Hundred and Forty Pounds), Alice WHITE (Daughter - One Hundred and Forty Pounds), William WHITE (Son - Remainder of his estate after legacies paid), John BAYLIS (Son in Law - Twenty Shillings), Edward SMYTH (SMITH) (Son in Law - Twenty Shillings), Thomas MARSHALL (Son in Law - Twenty Shillings), Poor of the Parish of Wickhamford (Twenty Shillings) 

Richard MASON, Giles DURNALL, John BAYLIS 

Samuel SMITH, John ALDINGTON, Giles DURNALL, Appraisers of Inventory 

603-16s-6d

See article

Index

25 October
1703 

Ann
FIELD 

 

William TURNER 

William TURNER, Dorothy CHANG , Sarah CHANG, Ann CHANG (3 beneficiaries named in Codicil to Will) 

Mary BAYLIS, John SHEPPERD 

 

 

Index

12 May
1716 

William Thos
CORMELL 

Letters of administration 

Elizabeth CORMELL 

 

Jno WINALL, John WHITE 

Willi SAMBROOK, John ALLEN, Appraisers of Inventory 

59-9s-6d 

Index

25 October
1716 

Maria
OLDACRE 

Letters of Administration 

Francis OLDACRE, Elizabeth OLDACRE 

 

 

John BAYLIES, William FISHER, Robert MASON, Appraisers of Inventory 

82-10s-0d 

Index

1 March
1721 

Rachel
STEPHENS 

Administration 

John J. STEPHENS (Brother) 

 

John J. STEPHENS, Charles JAMES, John CARR 

 

 

Index

8 May
1722 

Robert
MASON 

 

Judith MASON (Wife) 

Judith MASON (Wife) 

Robert MASON jnr. & (illegible) 

Robert MASON, Edward CHILD, Appraisers of Inventory 

18-14s-0d 

Index

9 November
1727 

John
HOWS 

 

Robert MASON 

John HOWS (Son), Charles HOWS (Son), Thomas HOWS (Son), Elizabeth HOWS (Daughter) 

Robert MASON, Mary MASON 

Richard MASON, Thomas BLIZARD, Appraisers of Inventory 

7-15s-0d 

Index

18 January
1728 

William
FISHER 

 

Mary FISHER (Wife), Ralph FISHER (Son) 

Mary FISHER (Wife), Ralph FISHER (Youngest Son), Margaret FISHER (Daughter), Stephen FISHER (Son), Edward FISHER? (Grandson), Mary FISHER? (Granddaughter) 

? WHITE, Thomas MAILER 

 

 

Index

1 October
1728 

John
BAYLIS 

 

Hannah BAYLISS (Daughter) 

Richard BAYLIS (Son), Mary nee BAYLIS (Daughter - probably wife of Thomas Moore), Charles BAYLIS (Son), John BAYLIS (Son), Ann BAYLIS (Daughter), Hannah BAYLIS (Daughter) 

Charles JAMES, Hannah JAMES, Thomas STA? 

 

 

Index

20 March
1733 

Mary
FISHER 

 

Ralph FISHER (Son) 

Stephen FISHER (Son), Ralph FISHER (Son) 

Mary WIDISS, Sarah CLARK 

William PHILIPS, Surrogate. John WEBB, Thomas HARVEY, George EVANS, Appraisers of Inventory 

54-7s-0d inventory 

Index

22 June
1737 

Thomas
TIMBRELL 

 

Elizabeth TIMBRILL (Wife) 

Elizabeth TIMBRILL (Wife), William TIMBRILL (Son), John TIMBRILL (Son), Mary TIMBRILL (Daughter), Lucy TIMBRILL (Daughter), Elizabeth ASHWIN, Ann CORBETT, Theodoria BALDWIN (3 married daughters but not beneficiaries as already provided for by their father, Thomas Timbrill), John ASHWIN (Son in Law), Michael CORBETT (Son in Law), Richard BALDWIN (Son In Law_) 

 

 

 

Index

7 April
1750 

Robert
MASON 

 

Ann MASON (Daughter), Mary HIDE (Daughter) 

Ann MASON (Daughter), Mary HIDE (Daughter), Mary SOUDON (Granddaughter), William SOUDON (Son in law) 

William COLLETT, Richard RICHARDSON, Ann CRAFTY 

Thomas MILES, Surrogate 

 

Index

30 December
1753 

John
WILSON 

 

Ann WILSON (Wife) 

Ann WILSON (Wife), Ann MASON (Sister), Mary HIDE, Daniel HIDE , Richard HIDE, William HIDE (4 children of brother in law, David Hide), Mary SOUDON (Niece) 

Edward HOUSE, Elizabeth LANGSTON, Lucr? WOODWARD 

 

940-4s-0d Inventory 

Index

20 June
1760 

Ralph
FISHER 

Letters of Administration 

Stephen FISHER (Brother -Yeoman of W'ford), Edward CROW (Maltster of Alcester), Edward SMITH (Labourer of Wickhamford) 

 

 

 

 

Index

5 December
1767 

William
WHITE 

 

John WHITE, Michael FISHER 

Elizabeth WHITE (Wife), Ann FISHER (Daughter), Unknown FISHER, Unknown FISHER, Unknown FISHER (3 Daughters of Elizabeth Fisher, dec'd daughter of the testator), Mary SEWARD (Daughter), Sarah DRURY (Daughter), Thomas WHITE (Son), John WHITE (Son), Michael FISHER (Son in Law) 

Thomas ASHFIELD, Thomas ASHFIELD jnr. , Mary ROUTOEN? 

 

 

Index

2 June
1770 

Thomas
WHITE 

Administration 

Mary WHITE (Wife) 

 

Mary WHITE, Thomas COTTRILL 

Richard GREEN, Surrogate 

 

Index

30 January
1776 

Ann
RICKARDS  

(aka Grove) Letters of Administration 

William RICKARDS (Widower of Wickhamford), Robert WARING (of Michael in Bodwardine) 

 

 

 

 

Index

14 September
1776 

Ann
WILSON 

 

Mary SOUDON (Niece), Mary HIDE (Sister) 

William SOUDON (Brother in Law left 1 shilling), Stephen BLISSARD (100 left to her servant), Mary HIDE (Sister), Mary HIDE (Niece), Mary SOUDON (Niece), Sarah BARNES (Niece), Elizabeth ACTON, Ann ACTON, John ACTON (3 children of Sarah Barnes), Daniel HIDE, Richard HIDE, Wlliam HIDE (3 childrten of niece Mary Hide) 

Francis HOLLAND, Mary HOLLAND, Thomas HOLDSHIP 

 

 

Index

19 April
1783 

Francis
HOLLAND 

 

Mary HOLLAND (Wife), Francis HOLLAND (Son) 

Mary HOLLAND (Wife), Mary HOLLAND (Daughter), Francis HOLLAND (Son) 

William QUINEY, Francis KNIGHT 

 

 

Index

12 July
1793 

John
JONES 

 

Mary JONES (Wife) 

Mary JONES (Wife) 

Thomas EDEN, Jno OUTHWAITE 

 

 

Index

16 May
1801 

Elizabeth
EVANS 

 

Francis EVANS (Husband), John ALCOCK (Friend of Bengeworth)  

William PRICE (Child of late brother), Elizabeth PRICE (Child of late brother), Mary PRICE (Child of late brother), John KNIGHT (Son of late husband William Knight), Nancy MASTERS (of Haselor) 

John RAVENHILL, Charles HALL, Luke JENINGS 

 

 

Index

2 October
1802 

Francis
EVANS 

 

Francis HOLLAND, Jno GIBBS 

Louise TUSTIN (of Evesham - Daughter of late sister), Elizabeth HOLLAND (of Badsey -Aunt), Mary ANDREWS (of Charlton Sister) 

Ann RUSSELL, Francis HOLLAND 

 

 

Index

27 December
1808 

Benjamin
BROOKES 

Letters of Administration 

Elizabeth HUBAND (Administrator daughter, formerly Elizabeth Brookes, wife of William Huband) 

 

 

 

 

Index

17 December
1814 

Anthony
SMITH 

Letters of Administration 

Catherine SMITH (Administrator widow) 

 

Francis HOLLAND 

 

 

Index

21 April
1824 

Richard
STANTON 

Letters of Administration 

Henry STANTON (Administrator son) 

 

Henry STANTON, Yeoman of Wichhamford, Thomas STANTON, Yeoman of Wichhamford 

 

 

Index

3 September
1825 

Francis
EWINS 

Letters of Administration 

John ANDREWS (Administrator nephew, one of the next of kin) 

 

 

 

 

Index

22 March
1828 

Ann
TAYLOR 

Letters of Administration 

Samuel TAYLOR (Administrator) 

 

Samuel TAYLOR, of Wickhamford, Robert TAYLOR, of Ombersley, George FINCH, of City of Worcester 

 

 

Index

26 October
1830 

Albert
SAWYER 

Letters of Administration 

Alice SAWYER (Administrator), Thomas CLARKE (Surrogate) 

 

Alice SAWYER, Widow of Wickhamford, Daniel EDGE, Thomas SAWYER, of Bidford 

 

 

Index

7 August
1838 

Catherine
ROBBINS 

(widow, of Wickhamford Mill) 

Thomas BYRD 

Francis SMITH (son), Thomas BYRD (10, being a debt due from John Bishop), Samuel SMITH (son) 

Alice SAWYER, Elizabeth BALLARD, Jas NORRIS 

 

 

Index

1 May
1852 

John
TAYLOR 

 

John TAYLOR (of Alderton, Glos., Farmer), Robert TAYLOR (of Cleeve Prior, Miller) 

Sarah TAYLOR (wife), Francis TAYLOR (son), John TAYLOR (son), Thomas TAYLOR (son), Robert TAYLOR (son), Mary SMITH (daughter), Frances SHAEF (daughter) 

Robert TAYLOR, William Henry SMITH 

 

 

Index

March
1879 

William
COOK 

(labourer) 

Thomas HALL (of Wickhamford), Francis TAYLOR (of Wickhamford) 

Mary KNIGHT (widow of Richard Knight, Willersey), Eliza KING (of London), Mary HALL (daughter of Thomas Hall), Thomas HALL 

Jesse TOMLINSON, of Wickhamford, E. TREADWELL, of Offenham 

 

 

Index

December
1879 

Samuel
SMITH 

(Miller and Farmer) 

Sarah SMITH (wife) 

Sarah SMITH (wife) 

James MAJOR, George Hill KNIGHT 

 

 

Index

21 April
1889 

Richard
SMITH 

(of Wickhamford and also of Pebworth) 

Jecolia Ann SMITH (wife), Thomas Robert SMITH, John SMITH, Richard SMITH 

Thomas Robert SMITH (son), Richard SMITH (son), John SMITH (son), Robert SMITH (son), Mary SMITH (daughter), Albert SMITH (son), Ralph SMITH (son), William SMITH (son), Arthur SMITH (son) 

George PETHARD, of Wickhamford, Edward WADHAMS, of Bengeworth 

 

 

Index

March
1912 

George
PETHARD 

(Sandys Arms Inn) 

Hannah PETHARD (wife), Edward Harry WADHAMS (nephew) 

Hannah PETHARD (wife), Sarah Ann BOTT (of Stechford, Birmingham), Frederick PETHARD (of Campden - Wheelwright), Edward John PETHARD (of Wickhamford Wheelwright) 

Edmund Thomas HUXLEY, of Wickhamford, Rhoda WADHAMS, of 47 Port St, Evesham 

 

 

Index

May
1917 

Amelia
PETHARD 

 

Edward Harry WADHAMS 

George PETHARD (brother - Sandys Arms), Hannah SIMMS (wife of John Simms of Banbury), Ernest William JOHNSON (son of late sister, Ann Johnson), Edward Harry WADHAMS (son of late sister, Sarah Wadhams), Annie Amelia WADHAMS (son of late sister, Sarah Wadhams) 

E. ANDREW, of 41 Port St, Evesham, William J. KEDWARD 

 

 

Index

August
1928 

Hannah
PETHARD 

 

Henry Jarrett PETHARD, Edward Harry WADHAMS (Trustee),William Henry WADHAMS (Trustee) 

Henry Jarrett PETHARD, Vernon Joseph PETHARD, Millicant Gertrude PETHARD, Florence Mabel PETHARD 

Alice PITMAN, James PITMAN 

 

 

Index


Updated 5 May 2015. Contact email: Wickhamford@badsey.net