Wills

ForenameSurnameOccupationAbodeDateTNA Reference
ChristopherBARONTyneham29 Jun 1622PROB 11/139
DennisBATTRICKPovington12 Feb 1656PROB 11/253
RobertBEACHANTTyneham02 Apr 1641PROB 11/185
Revd. WilliamBONDClerkTyneham07 May 1852PROB 11/2152
JohnDIKETyneham12 Feb 1638PROB 11/176
RichardGARLANDYeomanTyneham23 Feb 1717PROB 11/556
HenryHELLIERYeomanTyneham15 Jan 1825
MartynHOPKINSYeomanPovington30 Nov 1654PROB 11/241
ThomasLYMINGTONEgglestone14 Jun 1661PROB 11/304
RichardMARSHALLSAYNorth Egglestone Farm20 Feb 1834
MaryMILLERTyneham
SamuelMILLERFishermanTyneham24 Aug 1848PROB 11/2079
GracePOINTINGTONTyneham09 Nov 1588PROB 11/73
AdamRICHMANParsonTyneham06 Dec 1581PROB 11/63
ThomasRICKETSYeomanTyneham14 Mar 1632PROB 11/161
GeorgeSEARLEYYeomanPovington30 Mar 1842PROB 11/1960
JosephSYMONDSGentlemanEgglestone17 Mar 1774
BruenVINCENTGentlemanPovington28 Aug 1662PROB 11/309
HenryWILLIAMSTyneham13 Nov 1589PROB 11/74
HenryWILLSHIREYeomanBackington [Baltington]10 Dec 1780
HenryWILLSHIREYeomanTyneham28 Aug 1827PROB 11/1730
ThomasWILLSHIREBaltington Farm16 Mar 1794/5
ForenameSurnameOccupationAbodeDateTNA Reference

Will of Robert Balson

This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Balson of Creekmoor in the parish of Great Canford in the County of Dorset yeoman. I will and desire that my Executors hereinafter named do carry on my Farm and Farming business for the benefit of my family during the remainder of the term of the Lease which may be unexpired at the time of my decease unless I should dispose of the said Farm and business during my lifetime – I give to my daughter Harriet Balson an annuity of Ten Pounds per annum payable from the time of my decease until she attain the age of twenty one years – Also I give to my son James Balson the sum of Five Shillings.  All the rest residue and remainder of my property I give to my children Henry Balson | Thomas Balson | Mary Ridout and Harriet Balson equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common. Provided always and it is my will that in case I should dispose of my said farm and business during my lifetime then I desire that the residue of my said property and effects shall be divided as above mentioned when and as soon as my said daughter Harriet shall attain the age of twenty one years, but otherwise the same is not to be so divisible or divided until the expiration of the said Lease of the said farm. And I appoint Thomas Arnold of Hamworthy in the County of Dorset yeoman and Robert Hibbs of Creekmoor aforesaid yeoman Trustees and Executors of this my Will and I declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty six

The mark and seal X of Robert Balson

Signed sealed published and declared by Robert Balson the said Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses

James Tuck of Wareham Dorset Attorney’s Clerk

Mahalah Hibbs of Creekmoor Dorset

On the twenty first day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven the within Will of Robert Balson late of Creekmor in the County of Dorset yeoman deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas Arnold of Hamworthy in the said County yeoman and Robert Hibbs of Creekmoor aforesaid yeoman the Executors therein named to whom administration of all and singular the goods and chattels and credits of the deceased was granted they being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof into the ~Registry of the Court of the Archdeacon of Dorset and render a just amount thereon when thereto lawfully required and that the whole of the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased does not amount in value to the sum of three hundred pounds And lastly that the said deceased died on or about the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty six

Sworn before me-

In the presence of      W Harte

                                  Surrogate


Will of Grace Pointington

In the name of god amen the ninethe daye of Januarye in the thirtieth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Ladie Elizabethe the quenes majestie that now is Anno domini a thousand five hundred eightie eight I Grace Pointington of Tyneham in the countie of Dorsett beinge sick in bodie but of perfect remembrance doe make my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge Viz ffirst I bequeathe my Sowle to almightie god And my body to the earthe Item I give unto my Sister Marie Webber widdowe twentie poundes to be payde within one quarter of a yeare after my decease and after the decease of my Sister the money to remaine unto her daughter Elizabeth Webber And I give unto my Sister Webber all my Smocke and Lynen Aprons And to her daughter Elizabeth my durance gowne and a petticote next the best Item I give to my Brother Nicholas Poyntingtons wife my best gowne my best petticote all my best bandes and best georgette Item to my Sister Anne Sampford I give my best hatt and a kirtle Item to my Sister Dorothye Winter I give my taffata apron Item I give unto my sisters five Holland yard kerchers Item to Ayme Cole a payer of Gatten gloves two payer of stocking my best cavegarde (?)and a gowlde ringe Item to my sonne Hector Daunt als Pointington I give twentie poundes to be paide at the time he shall come to the age of twentie yeares Also I appoynte my sonne my executor And John Williams and Edmond Argenton gen overseers of this my Last will and testament

9 November 1588 Administration granted to Nicholas Pointington brother of the deceased during the minority of Hector Daunt otherwise Pointington

PCC Prob11/73


Will of Thomas Willshire

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Willshire of Baltington Farm within the parish of Tineham in the Isle of Purbeck  in the County of Dorset Yeoman made and published this sixteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety ffive as follows that is to say First I Give and devise unto my Brother Henry Willshire All that my undivided Moiety or half part of All that Messuage or Tenement Lands Grounds and Premises with the Apurtenances situate lying and being at Povington in the said parish of Tineham which he and I hold as Tenants in Common under the Will of our late Father called Newham Tenement To Hold unto my said Brother Henry Willshire his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I Give unto my dear and loving Wife Deborah Six Ash Chairs a Small Square Oak leaf Table Two oak oval Tea Tables and a mahogany Tea Chest usually standing in the Hall the best Beds Bedsteed and curtains Two best Quilts Two pair of the best Blanketts Three pair of the best Sheets A Chest of Drawers usually standing in the Chamber over the Kitchen A large Oak Chest a large deal Chest An Oak dining Table usually standing in the East Chamber the largest Boiler A Brass Kettle A Silver Cream Mugg two Silver Table Spoons Twelve Silver Tea Spoons and such of my China and Earthen Ware as she shall make Choice of The Dresser and Shelves in the Kitchen Four pewter plates and Twelve pewter Dishes to be delivered her by my Executor hereinafter named within one Month after my Decease Also I Give unto my said Wife Deborah the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds in lawfull Money of Great Britain over and besides the Two Hundred Pounds I settled on her on our Marriage Also I Give unto my Sister Ann Wife of Robert Cole the Sum of One Hundred Pounds in like lawfull Money aforesaid Also I Give unto my Sister Mary Wife of Henry Sampson the Sum of One Hundred Pounds in like lawfull Money aforesaid Also I Give unto my Niece Jane Wife of John Richards the Sum of Sixty Pounds in the like lawfull Money aforesaid Also I give unto my Niece Ann Alner the Sum of Fifty Pounds in  like lawfull Money aforesaid Also I give unto my Niece Betty Alner the Sum of Fifty Pounds in like lawfull Money aforesaid Also I give unto Jane or Jenny Daughter of William Cooper of West Creech Farm in like lawfull Money aforesaid And my Will is and I do hereby direct that the several Pecuniary Legacies hereinbefore given shall be paid the respective Legatees thereof at the End of One Year after my Decease And as to and concerning all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Household Goods and Furniture Plate Linnen and China Wares Stock of Cattle Corn Hay Husbandry utensils and Implements Monies Securities for Money personal Estate and Effects whatsoever or wheresoever or of what Nature or Kind soever (after Payment of my Just Debts and Funeral Expences and the Legacies hereinbefore given) I Give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Brother Henry Willshire In Case my said Brother Henry Willshire do and shall within one Month after my Decease Assign and set over In Consideration of One Shilling All that Cottage and Garden with the Appurtenances situate at Baltington aforesaid late James Elbys (which he and I purchased of Humphrey Just (?) Esquire deceased as Joint Tenants)unto my said dear and loving Wife Deborah her Exors Adm and Assigns during the Remainder of the Term then to come therein as her own sole Property But in Case my said Brother Henry Willshire shall not Assign and set over the said Cottage and Garden with the Appurtenances unto my said Wife within the Time and in manner aforesaid Then I Give the said Rest Residue and Remainder and every part thereof unto my said Wife And lastly I do make constitute and appoint my said Brother Henry Willshire whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making Void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me at any Time or Times heretofore made and declaring this only to be and contain my whole Last Will and Testament In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first written

Thomas Willshire

(Attestation Clause)

James Richards    Wm Selby      Geo: Filliter

Proved 7 March 1796

Under £1000

Dorset Record Office


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