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Our ancestors (like us) were shaped by the world they lived in and the sudden movement of a family, for example, from their birthplace to another part of the country could be explained by what was happening in the wider world.
We hope that this historical timeline will help you to put the personal life of your ancestors in context with the social and political situation of the time.
Excel spreadsheet: FTF Timeline
The following is a list of the wills, or abstracts, acquired by me during my research. I have copies of them all and one day, I hope to put up my own transcriptions of all of them on this site. The majority of them were downloaded from The National Archives: Documents Online. Others have been obtained through the relevant County Record Offices. There are yet more to be purchased!
Name of testator
Date of Probate
|Charles Andrews of Bampton (Abstract of Will)||18th April 1803|
|Charles Andrews collar maker of Bampton||18th April 1803||OFHS: Charles ANDREWS of Bampton|
|William Andrews Gentleman of Bampton||14th November 1856||OFHS: William ANDREWS of Bampton|
|George Baylis of Great Barrington||25th February 1790|
|Thomas Baylis of Great Rissington||26 April 1814|
|George Bryan of Northmoor||14th September 1780|
|George Bryan of Lower Slaughter||3rd December 1800|
|Luke de Fraine gardener of Aylesbury||20th June 1848|
|Mary Elkins widow of Farnham||19th November 1839||SRY0240|
|Charles Elkins gunsmith of Farnham||October 1792||SRY0239|
|Charles Gillett of Shilton||3rd May 1837|
|Elizabeth Gillett widow of Witney (Abstract of Will)||24th February 1803|
|James Gillett of Brize Norton||4th January 1825|
|John Gillett of Brize Norton||29th January 1856|
|John Gillett of Shilton||15th February 1821|
|John Gillett of Shilton||27th April 1857|
|Mary Gillett widow of Stokenchurch||5th June 1857||Mary Gillett née Bye ~ 1857|
|Thomas Gillett of Marsh Haddon||20 June 1794|
|William Gillett of Southleigh||16 July 1856|
|George Godfree of Great Rissington||1847|
|George Godfree of Great Rissington||9th January 1851|
|George Hambidge of Iccomb||12th May 1852|
|George Hambidge of Iccomb||14th June 1704|
|Thomas Hambidge of Iccomb||6th August 1810|
|William Hambidge of Iccomb||21st January 1856|
|William Hambidge of Westcote||9th January 1846|
|Joseph Hart coachman of Farnham||10th November 1831||SRY0244|
|Samuel Lewcock baker of Farnham||24th January 1837||Samuel Lewcock ~ 1837|
|Samuel Lewcock miller of Odiham (Abstract of Will)||August 10 1810|
|Thomas Lewcock of North Warnborough||23rd January 1834|
|John Tapping of Owlswick||20th January 1654|
|Thomas Tapping of Great Kimble (Abstract of Will)||2nd May 1804|
|William Tapping of Stoke Mandeville||14th May 1853|
|John Tompkins of Aveley|
|John Turner draper of Aylesbury||08 August 1823|
|Thomas Wright the Elder of Witney (Abstract of Will)||January 28 1809|
This is the last Will and Testament of me Samuel Lewcock of Farnham in the County of Surrey Baker whereby I dispose of such Temporal Estate as I am blessed withal in manner following that is to say/All and singular my Messauges Buildings Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever of what nature xxx kind or denomination xx and all and every my Goods Chattels Rights Credits and Effects and in xxx the whole of my Real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Sarah her heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever subject to the payingout thereout of all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary expenses And I constitute and appoint my said wife Sarah sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoke all former wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, Samuel Lewcock (SL) signed sealed published and declared by the said Samuel Lewcock the Testator as for and to be his last will and Testament In the presence of us who at his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names. As witnesses thereto Wm Clarke /-/ Wm Hole /-/ John Fairmaner (JF)
Samuel Lewcock the within named Testator do hereby publish this my last Will and Testament and do confirm and establish the same in every part In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four Samuel Lewcock (SL) Signed and sealed by the said Samuel in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our name as witnesses to the above publication. Jas. Shotter /-/ Wm. Hole /-/ Jas. Stidston //
PROVED at London 24th January 1837 before the judge by the Oath of Sarah Lewcock Widow the xx the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer//
Transcription by Caroline O’Neill
Will of George Godfree ~ proved January 1851
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