Extracts from Masham Peculiar wills and administrations
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1605 MOOD Thomas of Sutton, yeoman (Weeles legatee and Welles witness) March 20 pp.66-68 (p.67) ... Item I do give to John Weeles my sister sonne one lambe. Item I give to Thomas Weeles my sister sonne one paire of bootes and one capp... ... And I do also give to John Weeles my leather dublet... ... Item I give to my two sisters (no names given) either of them xij d.... (p.68) ... These being witnesses William Thwaites William Easeby William Kyng and Thomas Welles cum aliis.
1612 FREARE Lambte of Gawghey, bachelor (Welles legatee) June pp.107-108 (p.107) ...Also whereas I have mony in the handes of Robert Welles of Gawghey within Grainge of Ramsgyll and Raphe Langthorne of the Bowse amounting to the some of one and forty pounds as may and doth appeare by severall billes or bonds oblygatory or otherwyse I do give and bequeath all the sayd whole some of xl li. to be divyded equally amongst tenn of my sisters daughters...
1618 BENSON William of Calfehill Hse (Wells legatee) 25 May pp.258-259 (p.259) ... Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Wells daughter unto James Wells x s....
1619 KINGE Marmaduke of Steane (Welles legatees) 29 May p. 279 (p. 279) ... Item I give and bequeath to John Welles one stirke and a paire of Breeches and a dublet and my rapiar... ... Item I give and bequeath to James Welles iij s. Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Wells iij s. Item I give to Anne Welles xij d. Item I give to Francis Welles xij d....
1621 CHAPMAN Thomas of Wardermaske (Welles legatees) 8 June pp.283-284 (p.283) ... Item I give unto Anne Welles my daughter wife of Thomas Welles and to theire three children that is to say William Welles Thomas Welles and Elizabeth Wells Six pounds thirteene shillinges foure pence equally amongst them...
1623 FAWCONBRIDGE Jane of Bowthwaite Grange, widow (Wells legatee and Wells witness) about 1 May p.295 (p.295) Memorandum that Anne (sic) Fawconbridge laite of Bowthwaite Grainge of the jurisdicion of the laite Prebend of Massam widowe deceased being of perfect minde and memory did aboute May day last Anno domini 1623 give and bequeath all her goods and chattels moveable and unmoveable unto James Wells of Bowthwaite grainge aforesaid intending thereby that he the said James Welles shold bringe her honestly furth and see her decently buryed In the presence of Matthew Tomlin John Wells and Henry Payley and others.
1628 STEELE John of Gawghay, yeoman (Wells legatees, supervisor & witness) 21 April pp.331-334 (p.333) ... Item I give v s. to be paide toward the tableing of Ellen Wells daughter of Francis Wells and Elizabeth my sister latelie deceased... ...Item I give one jerkin and a paire of breeches unto Francis Wells my brother in lawe... ... Item I give unto every one of Francis Wells children the youngest excepted and to every one of Christofer Steeles children xij d. a peece... ... And I appoint Robert Wells and William Malthouse supervisors to see this my last will and testament executed and performed. And I give to either of them for their paynes xij d. a peece... ... Witnesses hereof Gilbert Horseman Thomas Steele John Harrison Lancelot Browne Michaell Day Christofer Steele Robert Wells
1634 CHAPMAN Alice of Wadermarske, widow (Wells legatees) 1 December pp.407-408
(p.407) ... Item I give to Anne Wells my daughter j s.... ...Item I give to my thre daughters Jennet Rainsforth Anne Wells and Elizabeth Hawe all my beddinge and Close with wollinge and lininge with hemp and lyne Item I give to Anne Wells my daughter an Almerie which is in my sonne Johns house... ... Item I give all my sheep to my grandchildren and John Elliner children equally to be divyded amongst them...
1635 SWAILE William of Bowes, yeoman (Wells legatee) 28 March pp.404-405 (p.405) ... Item I give to Ann Wells the wife of Thomas Wells j s....
1658 BECKWITH Nicholas of Gaughey, yeoman (Wells legatee and Wells executor) 11 May pp.35v-36v (p.36r) ... First I give and bequeath unto William Wels my sonne in law three score and two ewes and lambs and one Cupp now in his owne possession for and in consideration of all his part of sheep which we have joyntly together Item I give and bequeath unto Wilfrid Day and William Wels my sonnes in law my house land and farme in Kirkby Malzeard equally to be divided betwixt them Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonnes Wilfrid and William all the rest of my sheep equally to be divided betwixt them they paying equally the rent for the grounde which I now farm Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Wels one Bay Mare... (p.36v) ... Item my will and minde is that my said sonnes Wilfrid and William doe equally betwixt them satisfy Anne Wood my Grandchilde for all her sheep which I have in keeping for her... ... And that my said two sonnes Wilfrid and William doe out of the lettings to them hereby bequeathed paye and discharge one Bond wherein I stand bound together with my son William Wels to Thomas Oaster of Farnham in the said County Stapler in the summe of one hundred poundes Conditioned for the payment of fifty poundes All the rest of my goodes chattels and credits unbequeathed after my debts legacyes and funeral expences discharged I give and bequeath unto Wilfrid Day and William Wels my sonnes in lawe whome I make joynt Executours of this my last will and testament
1662 HANLEY Richard of Ilton (Wells bond. and Wells appraisers) Admin. Bond - Bondsmen: Thomas Wells of Ilton yeoman and Marmaduke Smorthwaite of Massam yeoman for the sum of £80, dated 3 Feb. Inventory - one appraiser is Thomas Wells; an entry states that the deceased owes to Thomas Wells 6 s.
1663 METCALF Gilbert of Carlsmoor, yeoman (Wells legatee) 15 June pp.66v-67cr (p.67av) ... Item I give unto Christofer Wells of Swetton one shilling six pence...
1694 25 Apr. ALLINSON Chr. of Galway, blacksmith (Wells trustee and Wells witness) 1693 1 October ... I do further constitute and appointe William Steele of Gallwhay and Henry Wells of Cowmires Trustees to se that this my last will and testament be executed and performed accordinge to the true Intent and meaning hereof... ... Sealed signed published and declared in the presence of us William Steele John Wells John Russel
1694 PLANT Peter of Misses, labourer (Wells Debtor) April Inventory - Debtor Thomas Wells 10 d.
1695 17 March HANLEY John of Mickley (Wells Appraiser) 29 January Inventory - Appraiser Robert Wells
1704 IVESON Richard of Azerley (Wells Appraisers) 15 March Inventory - Appraisers Robert Wells and Henry Wells
Wells Families c1516 - 1900 ...descendants of Robert Welles of Galphay inc. extracts of wills
Vyner Deeds (Wells of Galphay and Cowmiers/Cow Myers)...including wills
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