Greenly Wills 1500 - 1850

Here you can find all of the wills of Greenlys who died between 1500 and 1850 in Herefordshire.

 

The first table shows the relationship between Phillipe Greneleye the elder of Mowley, his son Phillipe the younger, his son Richard and his son John Greneleye who was the First Lord of the Manor of Woodhailhill in Staunton-on-Arrow. 

 

Below are some copies of the original wills held at the National Archives.

1639. Will of Alice Greenly, Widow of Staunton upon Arrow, Herefordshire
Alice Greenly 11 July 1639.pdf
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1625. Will of Phillip Greeneley or Greenly, Butcher of London
Philip Greenly 1625.pdf
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1657. Will of Mary Greenly of Saint Stephen Coleman Street, City of London
Mary Greenly 1657.pdf
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1791.William was from Hereford 02.04.1791
Mentions wife Ann Greenly.
William Greenly of the New Crown & Rolls Tavern, London. The Herefordshire Society chose to hold their meetings at his establishment, I presume that he had a personal connec
William Greenly Vintner of Chancery Lane[...]
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1828.
William Greenly 1828.pdf
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1834. Lord Greenly of Titley Court, Herefordshire.
Lord Greenly is buried in St. Peters Church in Titley. The Greenly family church.
William Greenly esq Titley Court 18.03.1[...]
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1837. One of the most prestigious addresses in London
A house in Regent Square costs in the region of £25,000,000.
John Greenly Gentleman Regent Square Lon[...]
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1841. A spinster of Clifton near Bristol
Elizabeth Greenly Bristol 14.10.1841.pdf
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Greneleye of Mowley to Lord of the Manor

Died

Spouse

1. Philippe the Elder of Mowley

 

Isabel Walsall (Daughter of John Walsall)

1.1 Philippe the Younger of Mowley (son of 1.)

12/6/1578

Ellen

1.1 a Ellen (Wife of 1.1)

1591

 

1.2 Thomas

26/1/1594

Ales

1.2 a Ales (Wife of 1.2)

 

 

1.2.1 Philippe

1614

 

1.2.2 Richard

1683

Joanne

1.2.2 a Joanne (Wife of 1.2.2)

 

 

1.2.2.1 Eleanor

 

 

1.2.3 John

 

 

1.2.4 Edward

 

 

1.2.5 Thomas

 

 

1.2.6 Anne

 

 

1.3 John

 

Anne

1.3 a Anne (wife of 1.5.1)

 

 

1.4 Stephen

 

 

1.5 Richard

1592

sybil

1.5.1 John (1st Lord of the Manor – granted 1525) – see Burkes Peerage Page

21st April, 1592

Anne

1.5.1.1 Edward, son of 1.5.1 (2nd Lord of the Manor)

10th June 1646

Elizbeth Burton 1610

1.5.1.2 John

 

 

1.5.1.3 Jane

 

 

1.5.1.4 Margaret

 

 

1.5.1.5 Ursula

 

 

1.5.1.6 Anne

 

 

1.5.1.7 Elizabeth

 

 

1.5.1.8 Sybil

 

 

1.6 Roger

 

 

1.7 Elnor (daughter)

 

 


Before 1539 ?

A'CONOP
A'NASH
A'STAUNTON
ASTELEY
BRACE
GODWYN
GREFFITHE
GRENLY
HOPEWOOD
LOCHARD
ROBARTS
SAWIER
STAUNTON

STAUNTON, … - of Stawnton upon Arowe, 25 May …. [year unknown] (#)
to be buried Staunton church;   to … my brother;   to Anne my sister;   to Edward A CONOP;   to Margaret A STAUNTON;   to George GODWYN of the Noke & to George GODWYN's son Thomas;   to Stephen GRENLY & Edmund ASTELEY & John HOPEWOOD & Harry A NASH & Margery ROBARTS my godchildren;   to Mylles LOCHARD & his sister Johan;   to William LOCHARD;   to Johan ap GREFFITHE my servant;   to Edmund …;   to George BRACE gent.;   to George GODWYN of Overstaunton;   to the vicar of Staunton;   to Anne SAWIER;   to said Harry & Ales his wife;   rest to Ales his wife.
Will dated 25 May …. Proved at Hereford.

 

1546

BAGGER
GRYNLIE
GRYNLY

HALL
MAWNSS
PYPER
SAWIER
VICKERS

 
 
 

MAWNSS, Hewg - of Staunton [Staunton on Arrow], May 1546.
to be buried Staunton churchyard;   my wife to deliver to Phelypp GRYNLIE of Moldley [Mowley] and Rychard HALL of Staunton to behalf of Richard BAGGER & Thomas BAGGER 4 marks due to them on death of their father William BAGGER;   to my wife Annes*;   my overseer to cause a trental of masses for souls of myself & William BAGGER & said Richard & Thomas;   my wife to deliver to her 2 daughters Johan & Brige money left by their father;   to Thomas my wife's son;   to Richard HALL of Staunton;   Thomas ADA.es*.
Overseers: Richard PYPER clerk vicar of Staunton &   Phelypp GRYNLY of Moldley &   Richard HALL of Staunton.
(? Debtors): Walter SAWIER & Harry VICKERS.
Creditors: Lady S … of Staunton & Sybell GRYNLIE.
Will dated May 1546. Proved at Hereford

 

 

1551

A'BOWEN
ANAISSE
ARODE
BADLANDE
BADLOND
COCKE
GODWYN
GODYN
GRENELYE
GRENLY
HOSKYN
OWEN
PERIN
PIPER
SMYTHE
STEVENS
WALSSE

BADLOND, John - of Moldeley (Mowley), 30 Jun 1551.
to be buried Staunton churchyard;   to Thomas my son in law;   to Elnor my servant;   to Watter my servant;   to my 2 daughters in law;   to Phelippe GRENLY of Moldeley the elder;   to my godchildren: Phelippe GRENELYE & Elnmor ANAISSE;   to repair highway between me & Presten [Presteigne];   to Huge COCKE;   to John HOSKYN;   to Bedoo OWEN;   to John SMYTHE of Stansbatche;   to Alyce BADLANDE wife of Watkyn BADLANDE;   to John PERIN;   to Watkyn BADLANDE my father - a close of oats on John STEVENS's ground & a close called The Parocke;   to Anne A BOWEN;   to my brethren land acquired from Rychard WALSSE gent if they pay the pledge & 40s. to my children.
Debtors: George GODWYN the elder &   John GODYN the elder &   George ARODE.
Witnesses: Thomas PIPER my father in law of Staunton &   John PERIN clerk &   … BADLAND.
Will dated 30 Jun 1551. Proved at Hereford.

 

1551

GODWYNE
GRENELYE
GRYME
PASSY

PASSY, John the younger - of Tytley, 20 Nov 1551. [5 Edward VI]
lands I had of my father at my marriage & land mortgaged with Phelipe GRENELYE the younger of Stanbage [Stansbatch] to my father* & after him to my brother Walter who is to pay legacies to Philip, Sebyll, Elen, Johan & Ysbell.
Witnesses: John GRYME &   Thomas GRYME &   Richard GRENELYE &   John Wever &   John GODWYNE.
Will dated 20 Nov 1551. Proved at Hereford.

 

1552

A'LYDE
A'PROSSER
A'STAUNTON
ALYD
BADLONDE
GODWINE
GODWYN
GRYNLEY
GRYNLY
GRYNLYE

PYPER
SAWER

GODWYN, Jenckyne - of Staunton, 16 Jul 1552. (#)
to be buried Staunton church;   to the children of John (my son);   to the children of Phelyp (my son);   to the children of Elen (my daughter);   to Huwe A LYDE;   to the 2 children of John SAWER;   to the children of William ALYD of the Nash;   to mend the way betwixt me & Titley;   to Mawde A PROSSER;   to every godchild;   to Thomas A STAUNTON & William his brother;   to Anne wife of John GODWYN tailor - 2acres rye & 3 acres oats on BADLONDE ys londe;   to Phelyp GRYNLY of Moldeley the debts of George GODWYN;   to Anne wife of John GODWYN tailor;   when Watter BADLOND pays John the son of John GODWYN 8s. he shall have his lands which he pledged to Jenckyn GODWYN his grandsire[1];   rest to John* (my son);   Philip GRYNLEY the elder*.
Overseer: Richard PYPER clerk.
Witnesses: John GODWYN tailor & John GODWYN the younger.
Creditors: Stevyn GRYNLYE & Stevyn GODWYN.
Will dated 16 Jul 1552. Proved at Hereford.
Note: [1] There is ambiguity as to whose grandsire Jenkin GODWINE was; common sense suggests however that he was John GODWIN son of John GODWIN's grandsire not Walter BADLOND's.

1559

GRENLY
TAYLOR
WALSALL

WALSALL, John - of Over Staunton, 1559.
wife Kateryn*;   son Richard;   grandson John WALSALL son of Richard;   granddaughters Ellinor and Kateryn;   dau Isabell wife of Philip GRENLY.
Witnesses: Phelip GRENLY of Stanysbach,   George TAYLOR.

 

 

1563

BODY
FLECHER
GRYNELIE
GRYNELYEY
WALLSAM

WALLSAM, Catherine - of Staunton on Arrow, 1563.
dau Elizabeth, Anne;   granddaughter Cateryne dau of Elizabeth.
Mentioned: Philip GRYNELYEY,   William BODY.
Witnesses: John GRYNELIE,   Johan FLECHER.

 

DG Note

In the following will you can see that GRENELYE is being transformed to GREENLYE as the spelling moves from the French of the post Norman Conquest (1066) to old English.  But spelling is still hit and miss.

1578

BROME
BYRD
CARPYNTER
CHARLYS
DEYKYNS
FLATCHER
GODWYN
GREENLYE
GRENELEYE
GRENELYE
JONYS
LAWRANNCE
MORYS
PATER
STEADE
STEDE
STEEDE
WYLLOTT
YAYDEN

GRENELYE, Phillip - yeoman, of Staunton on Arrow, 12 Jun 1578 [20 Eliz I] Note YEOMAN A freeholder, the next class down from gentry.


"my body to be buryed in the church of Staunton aforesaid".

each of (1) my sons John GREENLYE and Philipp GREENLYE;   (2) grandson Stephen GRENELYE (my sones child - son not named);   (3) the children of my daughter Elinor BYRD;   and (4) the children of son Thomas GREENLYE - to have the tythe corn and all othe grayne of Stockelowe and Stuanton for one yeare, the Lords rente (fortye shillings and foure pence) to be paid half in April and half in October;   to John GRENELYE (my sone Richards sone) - all my wayne, plowes, yawkes, chaynes with all my tools of husbandrye;   to the five children of the said John - 5£ to be equally devyded;   the same John to have half of "the field now plowed" with half of the "dong" to put on it on condition he plow the other half of the said fallow.
Appraisers: my sone Rychard GRENELYE and my sone in law Henry STEEDE.
The rest to sone Phillipp GRENELEYE, also sole executor.
Overseer: my sone in law James YAYDEN.
Debts owing to me: Hugh FLATCHER / 28s.4d.;   William LAWRANNCE / 28s.4d.;   Thomas CARPYNTER / 15s.;   Phillipp WYLLOTT / 6s.8d.;   Peto MORYS / 26s.8d.;   Christopher JONYS / £40. Ales DEYKYNS?.
Debts owed by me: Harry STEADE / £20;   to Thomas GRENELEY / £19 6s.2d.;   to William BROME / £13 6s.8d.
Witnesses: Thomas CHARLYS clerke;   Thomas GRENELEYE;   Hary STEDE;   John GODWYN;   Thomas PATER with others.
Also submitted previously (above). The earlier version states Stephen was Philip's son, but in fact he was as above - "my sones child".

Right is a gravestone from Titley Church (Greenly Family Church), Titley, Herefordshire – John Greenley, gentleman of Moldley, 1585.

Probably the John Greenly mentioned above. 

The links between Greenly’s in Staunton on Arrow and Titley is confirmed.

 

 

1583

BADLAND
COLRICKE
GARNONS
GODWYNE
GRENLYE
POWELL
SAYSE
VICARES
WOODHOWSE

COLRICKE, John - husbandman, of Staunton on Arrow, 1583.
half-sisters Margaret*, Johan* and Anne COLRICK*;   servants William GODWYNE of father in law, and Anne of Elizabeth GRENLYE;   goddaughter Sibell BADLAND.
Debtors: Philipp GRENLY of Stansbache,   William WOODHOWSE of Stansbache,   Richard SAYSE,   Steven GRENLY.
Overseers: John GRENLY of Mowley,   Thomas WOODHOWSE of Stansbeech.
Witnesses: Andrew GARNONS clerk,   William VICARES,   Griffin POWELL.

 

1588

ALDERNE
FLATCHER
GLOVER
GODWYNE
GREENLY
HILL
KNIGHT
MEREDITH
RODE
SAYSSE
WOODHOUSE

GLOVER, Anne - of the High Land Staunton, 1588.
daus Elinor* and Mary*, son Edward RODE;   goddaughter Anne ALDERNE.
Beneficiaries: Sible, John and Thomas daughter and sons of William GLOVER late of Lenalls,   Ellen wife of Richard GLOVER,   Johan daughter of Richard GLOVER.
Mentioned: Stephen GODWYNE,   David MEREDITH of Kevenlice,   William ALDERNE.
Debtors: Richard SAYSSE,   Roger FLATCHER,   William WOODHOUSE,   Walter KNIGHT,   John GLOVER,   GODWYNE,   debt to be given to the child of Hary HILL.
Witnesses: Stephen GREENLY,   Philip GREENLY,   Elen GLOVER.

 

1589

GARNONS
GREENELIE
STAUNDON
WIGMORE
WOODHOUSE

WOODHOUSE, Thomas - the younger of Stansbatch, 20 Apr 1589. (sick in body)
to be buried in church or chu'yard of Staunton on Arrow;   to my son Roger the lands I purchased from Hughe of STAUNDON;   to my 3 sons Thomas, Phillipe & Edward - £10 each when they are 21;   to my daughter Sibill - £15 when she is 16;   to my 2 other daughters Anne & Catherine - £12-10s. each when they are 16;   to my oldest son William - a mare;   rest of my goods to Margaret* (my wife)
Overseer: my uncle Thomas WOODHOUSE.
Witnesses: Andrewe GARNONS clerk,   William WOODHOUSE,   Roger GREENELIE. Debt owed: to Anne WIGMORE - £15.
Will dated 20 Apr 1589. Proved Hereford.

 

1591

CARPENTER
COOKE
GODWYNE
GREENELY
GRENELYE

HOSKINS

GREENELY, Elen - widow, of Staunton on Arrow, 1591.
dau Elnor, sons Philip GRENELYE*,   Roger GRENELYE* and Thomas GRENELYE.,  
Mentioned: Margarett daughter of William WEAVER,   Johan ROSSE,   Thomas TAYLLOR,   the three children of William CARPENTER.
Debtor: John GODWYNE of Byrcher.
Witnesses: William WOODHOUSE,   John COOKE,   Margaret SAYSSE,   Richard HOSKINS.

1591

ALVERT
BADLAND
BADNECH
GODWIN
GREENELY
GREENLY
GRENLY

GRYFITH
GRYME
JOHNSONS

GODWIN, John - of Byrcher in Staunton, 1591.
wife Ales, sons Steaven, Richard, William and John;   daus Ellynor and Johan;   sister Margaret LANGFORD;   daughter's son Thomas ALVERT.
Beneficiaries: Thomas son of John ALVERT.
Mentioned: Richard GREENLY,   Henry STEAD,   Steaven BADLAND,   Morgan ap Jevan MORIES of Llandryndod,   John MORGAN of Michaelchurche.
Witnesses: Steaven GREENLY,   Thomas GRYME,   Phillip GREENELY.
Debtors: Henry JOHNSONS,   Humfrey GRYFITH.
Creditors: John BADNECH,   Ellene GRENLY.

 

1593

FOWLER
GREENLY
GREENLYE
WOODHOUSE

WOODHOUSE, … - of Staunton, widow, 15.. (sick in body)
to William WOODHOUSE …;   Thomas FOWLER;   to Roger WOODHOUSE …;   Thomas WOODHOUSE - 2 sheep;   to Anne WOODHOUSE …;   to Phellip WOODHOUSE …;   to Katerybe WOODHOUSE …;   to … WOODHOUSE a sheep;   to my goddaughter - a heifer etc;   to my daughter - my bed (and) to the said Elizabeth (my daughter) …;   to John WOODHOUSE* (my son) …;   to Roger GREENLY* … in law.
Witnesses: Thomas WOODHOUSE thelder,   Phelip GREENLYE,   William WOODHOUSE & others.
Proved Hereford 14 Sep 1593.
Note: This Will is badly damaged.

 

1598

FRYE
GREENELYE
TRANTER

GREENELYE, Thomas - of Upper Mouldley, Yeoman, 26 Jan 1594/5 [37 Eliz]
"my bodye to bee buried in the Churche of Staunton";   to the repacons? of the churche of Staunton - xii d.
my wyfe Ales - half of "my free and custome lande" during her lyffe and after her decease to my sonn Richard;   the other half to son Richard "presently and after my decease";   to my sonnes Phillip GREENELY, John GREENELY, Edward GREENELY,   Thomas GREENELY - "my lease and teythen of Staunton" (equally divided, and all to contribute to payment of "the Queenes Rent Yearlye");   to my daughter Ane GREENELY - three score poundes providing she marries according to the wishes of her mother, and "the rest of my friend viz: Thomas TRANTER, Rich GREENELY her brother".
Witnesses: Thomas TRANTER,   Thomas FRYE,   Rychard GREENELY and Edward GREENELYE wyth others.
Endorsed 1597; Probate at Hereford 26 Jan 1598.

 

1600

BLAYENEY
GREENLIE
GRENELIE
GRENELYE
GRIMLEYE
HARLER
PASSYE
WALTER
WEAVER
WOODHOWSE

GRENELYE, Richard - of Tytelye, 21 Apr 1592.
Written on the day of burial of John GRENELYE, Richard's son.
soule etc. to be buried in Tyteley Church;   to Hereford Cathedral - 12d.;   for repa'c'ons of Tyteley Church - 3s.4d.
my nowe wife Sybill - house, land &c. in the Towne of Kington;   "which howse & other premises I latelie boughte of one Olyver (?) WALTER for life, and after her death to Roger HARLER (HARLEY?) my daughter's son & his heirs. to wife Sibill corn or grain now growing... on ground that belongs to her ... from William PASSYE her late former husband deceased;   to John GRENELYE (second son of my son John GRENELIE late of Mouldeley in co. Hfd yeoman deceased) - 40s. to Jane GREENLIE, Margarett GRENELYE, Ursula (?) GRENELYE, Anne GRENELYE, Elizabeth GRENELYE and Sibill GRENELYE all daughters to the said John GRENELYE deceased, - 40s. apeece;   all the rest &c. to Edward GRENELYE sonne and heir to sd. John GRENELYE deceased, and to be heir to lands and tenements in Tyteley & Mouldely except the howse & appts. in Kington.
Overseers: John BLAYENEY of Overkingsham &   Thomas GRIMLEYE of Titeley afsd.
Witnesses: Thomas WOODHOWSE senior;   Walter WEAVER.
PRO Ref: PROB 11/95 10; Wallop 1600.

DG Note

A Greenly (correct spelling) turns up in London but the link with Staunton On Arrow is established.

1614

GREENLYE

GREENLYE, Phillip - of Staunton upon Arrowe, 12 Apr 1614.
my wife Ales;   my 3 daughters Marye & Elinor and Anne - all goods &c. and all 3 to be executrixes.

 

 

1617

CROWTHER
GREENLY
GRYE
JONES
KNIGHT
MORRCOTT
TRAUNTER
WHITNEY

TRAUNTER, William - of Hunton i/t/p/ of Leonalles [Lyonshall], 22 Oct 1616.
to my son Thomas TRAUNTER* £10 due from the order of Bryan CROWTHER esquire in the Council in the Marches of Wales that my eldest son William TRAUNTER pay £37;   to my son in law Thomas JONES from the order;   to my said son Thomas TRAUNTER £10 from same;   to my daughter Margaret GRYE £8.
Whereas my son William TRAUNTER owes me £20 rent, this to go to said Thomas TRAUNTER along with debts due from Phillip GREENLY &   William MORRCOTT my son in law;   to the Earl of Essex 40s. in lieu of heriot;   to Anne my daughter wife of said Thomas JONES bedding etc;   to Thomas TRAUNTER £30 in hands of Walter WHITNEY of Cliro for lands called Lleyney conveyed to me by Eustace WHITNEY his father;   rest to Thomas TRAUNTER &   Thomas JONES.
Witnesses: William TRAUNTER &   Richard KNIGHT.
Proved (PCC) 27 Oct 1617 by Thomas TRAUNTER his son.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/130 f96.

 

1625

DUCK
GREENLY
RAWLE
WOODROFF

 

GREENLY, Philip - citizen & butcher of London, 4 Oct 1625.
to my wife Alice GREENLY* lease of my dwelling house in St. Nicholas Shambles, Christchurch, London, & my slaughterhouse in Pincocke Lane, London;   to my son John GREENLY my house & lands in Staunton on Arrow but to allow my wife to live there too;   to my son Philip GREENLY his brother £200;   to my daughter Alice RAWLE of London, widow.
Witnesses: Edward DUCK senior &   Thomas WOODROFF.
Proved (PCC) 18 Jan 1638/9. TNA Ref: PROB 11/179 f7.

 

DG Note

The Church of St Nicholas Shambles was built off Newgate Street in the City of London sometime before 1196, next to an abattoir, and was demolished in 1547. The parish united with that of Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate Street at the same time, and the endowments were transferred to St Bartholomew's Hospital by the charter of Henry VIII.

 

The map above shows the area of St. Nicholas Shambles (lost in the Great Fire of London 1666). Note that Smithfield Meat Market developed in this area. Perhaps Philip Greenly came to London where he could butcher the Herefordshire Cattle from his home.

You can see from the will below that Alice wife of Philip) has died and the family are still in Butchering. Note that Alice had servants.

1630

ALLEN
ALMERY
BENELL
BENETT
BENGOE
BLISSETT
COPPS
COTSHULL
CRANGE
DANFORD
EASTOPP
EDWARDS
FARRAR
FARRER
GOUGHE
GREENE
GRENLYE

HEYNES
HILL
HOLMES
HOPWOOD
HOUGHE
LEE
NEWTON
STEADE
THWEATE
TOOLEY
TRANTER
TUKE
WATKYNS
WEIGHT
WHEELER

 

STEADE, Henry - citizen & grocer of London, 27 Nov 1630.
"to be one of God's elect";   to be buried by my former wife in St. Olave parish church on Old Jury under the place where the candlebranche of brass hangeth;   all my goods to be divided into 2: one to my 4 daughters, Sarah, Hester, Mary & Elizabeth, & the other half thus: to my friend Raphe HOUGHE clothworker & George ALMERY gent £5;   to my sister Margery HOPWOOD widow late wife of John HOPWOOD of Pembridge mercer deceased £30 & I forgive John HOPWOOD, my brother in law's, debts to me;   to Elizabeth HOPWOOD daughter of my sister Margery £10 or indefault to the rest of Margery's children;   to Margarett HOPWOOD Margery's daughter £8;   to Margery's other children £13-6s.8d.;   to my sister Anne BENGOE wife of Richard BENGOE of Pembridge, blacksmith, £20 & to her son Henry BENGOE £10 etc;   to James & Walter BENGOE her sons £15 & £6-13s.4d.;   to her other children £13-6s.8d.;   I settled on my sisters, the late Elianor COTSHULL & Margery HOPWOOD, Anne BENGOE & Sibill TRANTER lands in Lyonhales, & my executors may arrange instead to pay Elianor's children £33-6s.8d. when they marry or reach 21;   to my sister Sybyll TRANTER wife of Thomas TRANTER now of Lyonhales, grocer, £30 & to her children £25 when 21 or marry;   to my brother in law John FARRER 40s,;   to Richard EASTOPP of Kynton [Kington], dyer, 20s.;   to my godson Christopher HILL 10s.;   to my late servant Thomas WATKYNS & his wife 20s.;   to Mr Thomas TUKE minister of St.Olave where I dwell 20s. to buy a book;   to Mr John BENELL minister 11s. for a book;   to the poor of St. Olave 21s.;   to the poor of Pembridge 53s.4d. to be distributed by my brother in law Richard BENGOE & the churchwardens;   to my brother in law Richard GOUGHE 10s. & to my sister in law his wife 10s.;   to my cousin Thomas BLISSETT & his now wife 10s. each;   to the poor of Lynhales 13s.4d.;   to Robert HOLMES citizen & merchant Taylor of London 10s.;   to my goddaughter Elizabeth FARRAR 50s.;   to her brother John FARRAR the younger 50s.;   to my kinswoman Susan EDWARDS 50s.;   to her sister Sara WEIGHT 25s.;   to her other sister Mary GRENLYE 25s.;   to my cousin Thomas STEAD 10s.;   to Elizabeth COPPS once my servant 10s.;   to my servant George HEYNES 53s.4d.;   to my servant Thomas NEWTON 40s.;   to Catherine BENETT once my servant 53s.4d.;   to the Company of Grocers of which I am a member 40s. for a silver rod engraved with my name;   to poor children in Christs Hospital in London £3-6s.8d. to attend my funeral;   to my daughter Sara DANFORD £100;   to Elizabeth* my youngest daughter £250 when 21 or marries;   to Joane GREENE 10s.;   to Rowland STEAD of Lempster [Leominster] 10s.;   to Walter STEADE of Ludlow 10s.;   to George LEE of Ashbourne 10s.;   to George CRANGE, dyer, 10s.;   to Michael THWEATE of Bolton, Lancs, £5 if he pays debts;   Residue to my daughters equally when 21 or marriage;   £100 between my sisters' children;   to Sara* my eldest daughter now wife of Edmond DANFORD my freehold in Marston in Pembridge bought from my brother Richard STEAD of Marston &   from John STEAD of the Meare Marston;   to Hester STEAD* my 2nd daughter customary land in Sewardston, Essex, bought from Thomas ALLEN of Dulwich, gent;   to Mary STEAD* my 3rd daughter my copyhold in Sewardston bought from William WHEELER of Sewardston.
Guardians: of my infant daughters: Raph HOUGHE &   George ALMERY.
Witnesses: George ALMERY &   Edward TOOLEY &   Thomas NEWTON.
Proved (PCC) 13 Dec 1630 by Sara, Hester & Mary his daughters with power.
reserved to Elizabeth STEAD. TNA Ref: PROB 11/158 f116

 

1639

A'PELLICE
AP'ELLIS
ASTON
BALY
BAYLIE
BEVAN
CRONE
DAVIES
DAVIS
GOMEY
GOUGH
GREENLY
GRENLY

GROVE
GRYME
HALL
HALLE
KNOWLES
LEWES
LUTER
LYDD
LYDE
MASON
MELLEN
MELLING
PHELIPES
PHILLIPPES
PHILLIPS
PRICE
RODD
RODE
SCAUNDRETT
SKANDRED
TRAUNTER
VAUGHAN
WEAVER
WEBB

LYDE [LYDD], Elizabeth - of Nash, widow, 30 Apr 1635 [2 Jun 1637].
[to be buried in Presteigne church];   to poor of Prestene [Presteigne] - £5;   to my sister Dorothie RODE wife of my brother Hugh RODE - 3 pewter dishes etc & £10 when her husband has newbuilt the parlour of the house at Wegnoll where he dwells;   [to Jane LUTER a flockbed];   to James RODD son of my brother William RODD[*] - a bedstead etc;   [to Thomas RODD son of my brother William RODD - £10];   to [my godson] Hugh RODD son of my brother Hugh RODE - silver bowl etc;   to Ales GRENLY wife of Philip GRENLY of Titley [£5] brass pans & £10 from GRYME's land;   [to my cousin John LYDD of the Rodd - £5];   [to Thomas HALL son of James HALLE - £7];   to my cousin Margaret PRICE [£10] wife of John PRICE esquire - flaxen sheets etc;   to my 2 cousins Thomas PHILLIPS & John PHILLIPS sons of my brother in law Richard PHILLIPS - £10 each;   to my brother Walter RODD - a warming pan & £40 to be divided between his children;   to his daughter Charyty RODD a chest etc;   to Thomas GOUGH son of Thomas GOUGH [clerk] late of Presteigne - 40s.;   to Evan AP ELLIS [son of Evan A PELLICE] my godson - 40s.;   to Margaret GROVE (my goddaughter) - 40s.;   [to Margaret CRONE daughter of Nicklas CRONE - 40s.];   [to Elnor WEBB - 40s.];   to my cousin Elinor SCAUNDRETT - £7-15s.;   to Edward GREENLY (my cousin) son of Philip GREENLY of Titley - £5;   to my sister [in law] Ann RODD wife of my brother William RODD [£4] - flaxen sheets etc;   to my brother William RODD - £20 [£30];   to the children of Thomas LYDE of the Lake lately deceased - £3 each;   to my cousin Joan KNOWLES - 50s;   [to Elnor KNOWLES - £3];   to my cousin Sibill SCAUNDRETT [SKANDRED] widow - 50s [£3];   to my cousin Thomas RODD son of my brother William RODD - £3;   to my sister Ann PHILLIPS - £10 [£20];   to my sister Mary BAYLIE [BALY £20] - £10 & to her son James BAYLIE £5 [& her son Thomas £5];   to my cousin William PHILLIPS[*] - £10 from GRYME's land;   [to Elizabeth PHILLIPPES wife of my cousin William PHILLIPES - £4];   [to my godson Thomas PHILLIPS son of my cousin William PHILLIPS - £10];   [to my cousin Thomas PHELIPES of London & his brother John PHELIPES - £10 each];   to my sister [in law] Margerie RODD [wife of my brother James RODD] - spoons etc to be given to her daughters Jane & Debora;   to my goddaughter Barbara ASTON;   to Elizabeth GREENLY daughter of Phillip GREENLY of Titley a pot etc & to her sister Margery [£10] a chest etc;   to Katherine GREENLY & Sibill MELLEN [MELLING] sisters of Phillip GREENLY of Titley - 40s. each;   [to Phillip GRENLY of Titley - £10];   to my brother Walter RODD - £10;   to my brother William RODD - £10;   if James son of my said brother William RODD query the money to be paid by my brother Walter RODD for consideration that my deceased husband John LYDE conveyed certain lands called Wildburcher to my said brother Walter RODD & his heirs then James's legacy to be void;   to my cousin Elizabeth VAUGHAN [wife of Thomas VAUGHAN] - hempen napkins etc;   [to her sister Anne GOMEY];   to my cousin Anne RODD daughter of my brother Walter RODD - hempen napkins etc;   to Charyty RODD - napkins etc;   my brothers James RODD* of Hereford esquire & William RODD* of the Nash.
Overseers: my brothers Walter RODD & Hugh RODD [not appointed overseer in 1637 will]
Witnesses: Andrew DAVIES clerk &   Walter RODD &   William TRAUNTER &   William WEAVER. [Edward LEWES &   James RODD &   Made DAVIS &   Anne PHILLIPPES &   Anne RODD &   David BEVAN]
Codicil: 29 May 1637. In regard that her brother Water RODD had not dealt well with her so his legacy of £10 & other gifts to be void & also the £40 given to his children.
Witnesses: Anne RODD &   Made DAVIES &   Abraham MASON.
Proved (PCC) 25 May 1639 by James RODD esquire the executor.  TNA Ref: PROB 11/180 f86.
Note: The testator made two Wills. The first was proved (PCC) 2 Sep 1637 by William RODD with power reserved to William PHILLIPPES. TNA Ref: PROB 11/175 f119. The second was proved 2 years later, 25 May 1639. Where the details of the first Will differ from the details in the second Will the first version is given in this abstract in square brackets.

 

1639

ABRAHAM
ABRAMS
BLANKE
CANE
COOPER
CROWTHER
GREENLY
HAMON
KNIGHT
LANESTER
LEWIS
PHILLIPES
STAUNTON
STEAD
STEWARD
TRAUNTER
WELLIN
WERALL
WILLIAMS

GREENLY, Alice - of Upper Mouldley i/t/p of Staunton on Arrow, widow, 6 Feb 1638.
to the poor of Christchurch[1], London, where heretofore I dwelt - £5;   to my son in law Robert BLANKE and to my daughter Alice his wife - remainder of term of years in the messuage I have in St Nicholas Shambles, Christchurch;   to Henry HAMON and his heir - my slaughterhouse in Pancokelane[2] in Christchurch for life - if none, to my daughter Alice BLANKE and her heirs;   to my son in law William KNIGHT of London, butcher - £30;   to my daughter in law? Simon GREENLY widow - £20;   to my grandchild Henry HAMON - £50;   to my cosen Thomas LEWIS of London - 40s.;   to my cosen John WILLIAMS of London - 4s.;   to my cosen Thomas WERALL of London - 40s.;   to Henry GREENLY of London, butcher - £5 to my cosen Susan COOPER of London - £5;   to my cosen Elizabeth LANESTER of London - £3;   to the poor of Staunton on Arrow - £3;   to Silvester STEWARD (vicar of Staunton on Arrow) - 40s. and his wife 20s.;   to the poor of Titley 20s.;   to my sister in law Margaret WELLIN of Catherhill (Calverhill?) Norton, Herefordshire - £5;   to my son Phillip GREENLY £5;   to my cousin William TRAUNTER of Otecrofte - £3;   to my cosen Margaret TRAUNTER (his daughter) - 20s.;   to my cosen Henry STEAD - £5;   to Thomas ABRAHAM alias PHILLIPES (my now servant) - 40s.;   and to Margaret his wife - 40s.;   and to Phillip their son - £3;   to my servant James STAUNTON - 40s.;   to Stephen GREENLY - 20s.;   to my servant Katherine CANE - 40s.;   to Mary CROWTHER of Knighton (heretofore my servant) - 40s.
Executors: son in law Robert BLANKE and wife Alice - also to have the rest.
Overseers: my cosen William TRAUNTER and Silvester STEWARD Vicar of Staunton.
"To be buried in the Church of Staunton on Arrow".
Witnesses: Silvester STEWARD,   Thomas ABRAMS,   Henry STEAD,   James STAUNTON.
Proved PCC 11 Jul 1639 by Alice BLANKE; [PROB 11/100 to 127].
Notes: [1] Christchurch in modern London is now the area of Newgate next to St. Paul's Cathedral. The name refers to Christ Church Greyfriars, on Newgate Street, originally a monastery but closed in 1538 by Henry VIII as part of the purge of the monasteries. Much of the area was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
[2] Now Pancake Lane.

1652

BAMPFEILD
BURRAGE
BURY
GRENLEY
HOLE
JERMYN
KENNICOTT
MAYNARD
NEWTON
PRICE
RODD
SEABORNE
TEAGE
VAUGHAN

RODD, Frideswide - of the Rodd, widow, 18 Aug 1647.
my son Richard RODD*, but if he molest my son James he is not to be executor;   "I would be pleased if [he] would be heartily & really reconciled to his brother James RODD";   to the poor of Presteigne £5;   to the poor of Totnes £5;   to my grandchild & goddaughter Frideswide PRICE - £100 which her mother my daughter Margaret PRICE shall hold till she is 15 or marries.;   to my grandchild & goddaughter Frideswide RODD - £100;   to my son James RODD - £200 & £100 but if he has a daughter living then to her;   to my daughter Margaret PRICE - £200;   to my godson & cousin Christopher MAYNARD - £20;   to his daughter (my goddaughter) Rebecca MAYNARD - £5;   to my cousin Frideswide MAYNARD - £10;   to my cousin Tristram MAYNARD - 40s.;   to my sister Elizabeth KENNICOTT - 20s.;   to my daughter Marie TEAGE - £5;   to my goddaughters Frideswide SEABORNE & Frideswide GRENLEY - 20s. each;   to my goddaughter Frideswide HOLE - £5.;   to my daughter in law Barbara RODD - £5;   to my grandchild James PRICE - £100 when he is 21;   to my brother James RODD - a gem-ring;   to my son James RODD & to my daughter Margaret PRICE - goblets etc;   to Elizabeth BURRAGE - £5;   to my grandchild James PRICE - 40s.;   to Mrs Grace BAMPFEILD of Stoke Cannon, Devon, widow - 40s.;   to my grandchild Bampfeild RODD - a ring engraven with a poesie "your absence greife";   to my grandhcildren & goddaughters Frideswide PRICE & Frideswide RODD silver.
Witnesses: John BURY & Francis JERMYN & Hester VAUGHAN & Richard NEWTON.
Proved (PCC) 7 Sep 1652 by Richard RODD her son. TNA Ref: PROB 11/223 f181.

 

1656

DODD
GREENELEY
LERIGO

GREENELEY, Phillipp - of Tytley co. Herefford, yeoman, 24 Nov 1656.
"my bodye to be buried in the Parish Church of Tytley in the same plan where my sonne James GREENELEY deceased was buried".
to my sonne Richard GREENELEY - 50£   to my youngest daughter Ffrydayswood GREENELEY - "Threescore Pounds";   to my daughter Elizabeth GREENELEY - 40£   to my daughter Margerye LERIGO - 5£   to Richard the sonne of my second daughter Charitie G.. - 20s.;   to my son Andrew GREENELEY - one bedd wth the furniture thereto.
Executor: sonne William GREENELEY - he also to have "the high standarde and goodes in the house... that is to say the table board, [frames?] waynscott the great Chest these in the further chamber...".
Overseers: my most [loveing ffriends?] Richard DODD of the [Ford?] and James DODD [???]
Witnesses: Thomas P. of Walton and John [????????]

1684

GREENLY
MADDOXE
NEEDAM

 

GREENLY, Richard - of Titley, yeoman, 7 Feb 1683/4.
house in Titley to Joane GREENLY my wife for life then to my daughter Elinor.
Witnesses: Bridget (X) MADDOXE &   Susanna (X) NEEDAM &   John GREENLY.
Proved at Hereford 21 Mar 1684.

 

1717

GREENLY
HARIS
HAYCOCKS
JONES
LEWIS

GREENLY, William - of Titley co. Hereford, taylor, 10 Nov 1716.
to my son William GREENLY - my customary messuage ... lying wthin the mannor of Titley and all other my lands &c. (and) to his heirs in default of such to my dearly beloved wife Mary and her heirs for ever. to my said wife - all lands &c. i/t/p Kinnersley co. Hereford.
Executrix: my wife Mary.
Witnesses: Frances GREENLY, John GREENLY;   marks of: Mary/Harry LEWIS;   Thomas JONES.
Annexed: 10 Nov 1716. "Be it known that William GREENLY of Titley co. Hereford, taylor, being sick and weake did surrender into the hands of the Low [Lord?] of the Manor of Titley by the acceptance of John GREENLY ye younger, Esq, Steward of the said Manor all that his customary messuage within [Barrye? Garden?] lands &c. in the sd manor thereunto belonging.
Witness: Jon GREENLY.
Inventory by: Walter HARIS,   Edward HAYCOCKS.   William died 9 May 1717.

1723

GREENLY
GRIFFITHS
JONES
PASSEY

GREENLY, William - of the p'ish of Titley co. Hereford, yeom(an), 11 Aug 1721.
my wife, my son James GREENLY and my daughter Elizabeth GREENLY;   my daughter Katherine JONES;   Mr. John PASSEY;   my grandson Andrew GREENLY;   my grandaughter Elizabeth[1] (under 21);   my daughter in law Mary GREENLY[2] - 20s. provided she shall continue sole and unmarried[3]. The mark of William GREENLY, with:
Witnesses: Jon GREENLY (signed)[4];   the mark of Jon GRIFFITHS;   the mark of Thomas JONES[5].
[1] Doesn't read like Elizabeth but she is the only known granddaughter and was baptised just 6 days before the will was written.
[2] Mary was the widow of William's son, William jnr.
[3] Mary's husband William jnr had died in 1721, just 5 days before this will was written - the day after the baptism of his daughter Elizabeth!
[4] Believed to be John GREENLY of Titley Court, Lord of the Manor.
[5] Presumed to be the husband of William's daughter Katherine. William was buried on 22 Aug 1721, 14 days after his son was buried.
Not Proved until 2 Jul 1723. William's personal estate valued at  just £4 13s.

1729

BURFORD
GREENLY
MASON
RAWLINS

GREENLY, John - Esq. of Titley, co. Hereford, 24 Aug 1720.
to my sonn Edward GREENLY - title &c. in estate... called ... the Court of Marston in the Parish of Pembridge co. Hereford;
  to my daughter Phoebe GREENLY - all goods left at time of my decease;   to Eleanor BURFORD - 5£ to be paid within 12mths after my decease;   all my daughters and said sonn - 5£ a piece toward buying each of them mourning (I have already sufficiently advanced all my daughters);   my sonn John GREENLY - the rest, and sole Executor. Signed & Sealed John GREENLY, with:
Witnesses: Phoebe GREENLY,   Mary RAWLINS and Luke MASON.
Proved 17 Jul 1729 - PCC; PROB 11/631.

1730

CHILD
GREENLY
GUEST
JOHNSON
JONES
STANHOPE

GREENLY, Stephen - of Titley, 19 Mar 1729. Died March 1730.
to my brother Richard GREENLY - one shilling;   to my sister Mary GREENLY - Stileman's ring, linen, pewter and "a Doz of Plates marked S.E.G" {and} at her decease to my nephew Stephen GREENLY (son of brother Henry GREENLY dscd) and if he dies to my nephew Thomas GREENLY (his brother).
Item, to my sister in law Mary GREENLY widow [wife of Stephen's late brother William] - 5£ to be used only for repairing of her house;   to my nephew William GREENLY son of my brother William GREENLY dscd - 5£ "to put him out an Apprentice, as soon as may be".
Item, to my cousin Jane CHILD [daughter of Thomas GREENLY the Elder of Knighton, Radnorshire] wife of James CHILD of Knighton - "a Ring given me at my Lady STANHOPEs funeral";   to my cousin Stephen GREENLY son to Thomas GREENLY Sadler in Knighton - "a Ring that I had at my wife's funeral". to my nephew Stephen GREENLY (son of brother Henry GREENLY dscd) - a Silver Headed Cane marked SG.
Item, I give unto Frances GUEST wife of Joseph GUEST Cler [Clergyman?] Min'r of Titley - seven & twenty shillings to buy her a Ring".
Executor: the Rev'd Mr Joseph GUEST Min'r of Titley. Signed Stephen GREENLY, with:
Witnesses: Joseph JONES (sg),   Erasmus JOHNSON (sg) John JONES (sg).
Proved Jul 1730. Estate valued at £82.03.00.
(roughly equivalent to £7,500 at 2003)

DG Note

Edward GREENLY was a second(?) cousin of Dame Elizabeth Coffin GREENLY [her Will dated 29 Apr 1843] and the King's Proctor - a lawyer for the crown, and a big landowner in Herefordshire.

1750

BALL
DAVIES
DREW
ELROTH
EYRE
GAFER
GREENLY
HINSON
HOLT
HOOPER
JENKINS
KEAPE
KNOWLES
MAYBREY
MAYE
MORGAN
PHILLIPS
POWELL
ROLLS
SAUNDERS
WATKINS
WHITNEY
WOODHOUSE

GREENLY, Edward - of Doffers Commons, London, Esq., 21 Dec 1749.

 

Edward, b. in 1680, who to. Anne, daughter and co-heiress (with Mary, the lady of Sir John Philipps, bart. of Picton Castle, and another daugh- ter, who espoused John Richards, esq. of Cardiff), of Henry Shepherd, of London, merchant, and had issue, 


I have contracted for the purchase of divers Manners, Lands &c. in co. Hereford and a small parcel thereof in co. Radnor, late the Estate of Thomas EYRE Esq for 20,000£;   I have paid 15,000£ and have set apart a mortgage made by Sir John Lyster MAYE, Baronet and others for 5,000£ to the Trustees which 5,000£ is part of the sum of 6,000£ marriage settlement for benefit of me and my wife and children. If I die before the said purchase is completed following annual rents should be available for compensation:


1. farm and lands in possession of Thomas HOLT - 84£;   farm and lands the Lodge in possession of Thomas DREW - 62£;   farm and lands Lanarran in possession of John WOODHOUSE - 28£   farm and lands Park Stile in possession of John WATKINS - 26£;   farm and lands Hengoed in possession of William MAYBREY - 26£;   water mills and lands in possession of John ELROTH - 15£;   farm/lands held by John JENKINS - 20£ all i/t/p Huntington co. Hereford.


2. farm/ands in lease to Mr Richard HOOPER - 46£;   Inn called The White Talbot and lands therewith held by Hugh POWELL - 35£;   lands held by Benjamin KEAPE?? - 16£;   The crooked mills and lands held by John KNOWLES - 26£;   house/lands held by William BALL Esq. - 10£ 4s.;   lands held by John DAVIES - 10£ 4s.;   land held by Thomas SAUNDERS - 9£;   farm/lands at Kingswood held by Ffrancis WHITNEY - 15£ all i/t/p Knighton co. Hereford.


Also my house called Norbiton Hall and estate and lands in Kingston co. Surrey estimated 80£ yearly to the use of my dear wife;   after her decease to my son Edward GREENLY and heirs &c. on default of such to my daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Ann "as tenants in common and not as joint tenants". to daughter Mary - 4,000£ and to daughters Elizabeth and Ann - 3,000£ a piece at 21, or marriage.
Executors: my wife, daughter Mary and son Edward when aged 21 and Sir John PHILLIPS of Picton Castle.


Witnesses: Joseph HINSON,   Lewis MORGAN,   Thomas GAFER.
Proved at London 21 Jul 1750 to Mary GREENLY, widow and relict and Mary GREENLY spinster daughter, two of the executors named being first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved for Edward GREENLY the son, and Sir John PHILLIPS, Baronet to lawfully apply for same.
Annexed: 21 Dec 1810. Adminr of goods, &c. of Edward GREENLY late of Kingston upon Thames co. Surrey granted to Richard Lyndon ROLLS ... on behalf of William GREENLY, Elizabeth GREENLY (his wife) and Elizabeth Brown GREENLY, spinster;   relating to tenure of 500 years granted in an indenture of 7 Jun 1739;   the said Mary GREENLY spinster the surviving executor died intestate. [Much abridged].
Note:

1754

BRADFORD
GREENLY
HERBERT
MASON
POWIS
PROB
WILLET
WINCKBRIDGE

GREENLY, John - of Titley co. Hereford, Esquire, 30 Aug 1752.
Marriage Articles: 2 Sep 1729. I settled property, land &c. i/t/p Titley and Staunton upon Arrow ... and ... do ratify and confirm the said settlement made upon Elizabeth my late wife and on our children.
to my daughter BRADFORD - 2,000£ to be raised by my executors,   by sale, &c. of my estates at Skothrog i/t/p Llangasty Tallyllyn co. Brecon;   I give to the Right Hon. the Earl of Powis and to his brother the Hon Richard HERBERT Esq. my several Lordships of Skethrog ? and Roshwane?? also ... estates at Skethrog and Maes y Crooper in the said Parish of Llansantffraed as also in the said Parish of Llangasty Tallyllyn co. Brecon aforesaid ... and all lands, goods, &c. except (to my son William) books, household goods, &c.;   (to my daughter Catherine) my little silver tankard;   and (to my daughter Elizabeth) all my late wife's rings and pearl necklace.
Executors: the Right Honourable the Earl of POWIS and the said Honourable Richard HERBERT;   also guardians to my said son during his minority. Signed Jo GREENLY with:
Witnesses: Elizabeth WILLET,   Luke MASON,   Hugh WINCKBRIDGE.
Admons (with will annexed) granted to Rev. Herbert BRADFORD Clerk (the Curator or Guardian lawfully assigned to William GREENLY a minor);   Henry Arthur, Earl of Powis and Richard HERBERT Esq. renounce.
Proved 2 Jan 1754 - PCC; PROB 11/806.

1826

GETHIN
GREENLY
JONES
VAUGHAN

GREENLY, Thomas - of Cholstrey i/t/p Leominster co. Hereford, carpenter, 18 Jan 1826.
my dear wife Frances GREENLY - cottage, garden, premises at Cholstrey in my occupation subject to a mortgage for 50£ to my brother John;   and after her decease to such person as shall be my Heir at Law at the time.
Witnesses: J.. GETHIN,   Wm VAUGHAN (both) Cholstrey;   ... JONES, Leominster.
Probate 15 Apr 1826 before Albert JONES, surrogate.
Notes: [1] Thomas GREENLY buried 14 Feb 1826, Cholstrey.
[2] This Thomas is brother of John GREENLY who died 1854, leaving cottage and garden at Cholstrey to wife Mary, followed by son Richard.

 

1843

ALLEN
DAVIS
DICKINSON
FFERAGE
GOODISON
GREENLY
HASTINGS
JOSEPH
LEWIS
PERRON
PRICE
TWYFS
VERNEY
WALL
WEST

GREENLY, Elizabeth Brown Coffin - of Titley Court, 4 Dec 1835.
Marriage Settlement: dated 3 Apr 1811 - with "Sir Isaac Coffin GREENLY Bart. ... Admiral of the White". The various properties and goods it describes, plus Elizabeth's own possessions, to "my dear friend Louisa Elizabeth HASTINGS*, wife of Thomas HASTINGS* Esq. a post Captain in His Majesty's Royal Navy"... and after her decease to Charles William ALLEN Esq. son of Henry ALLEN Esq. of Gwenffod ?? Lodge in the county of Brecon, "he being descended on his mothers side from a daughter of my great grandfather, John GREENLY Esq. of Titley Court by Dorothy his third wife" ... "and I hereby direct and require that the said Charles William ALLEN and his heirs ... take and use the surname of GREENLY only ... also bear the arms of GREENLY only as they are registered in the Heralds College" .. if they refuse, to William DICKINSON?   of Dalefords?? in the County of Chester on the same condition - he being descended from another daughter of g-grandfather John GREENLY & Dorothy.
Witnesses: Henry WEST, Publican, Stags Head;   Richard JOSEPH, Butler, Titley Court;   Sarah VERNEY, Waiting woman, Titley Court.
1st Codicil: 11 Dec 1835. Charles W ALLEN "shall yield ..." to his older brother Henry ALLEN Esq. of Oakfield co. Brecon farms, messuages &ampc. possessed of by virtue of the Will of his father Henry ALLEN Esq. of Gwenfodd Lodge co. Brecon.
Witnesses: Sarah VERNEY, Waiting woman;   Richard JOSEPH, Butler;   William PRICE, Coachman, Titley Court.
2nd Codicil: 22 Jan 1839 - disposal of property of her mother Mrs Elizabeth GREENLY, widow ("in case I should not survive" her), by Will of "my late father William GREENLY Esquire";   100£ yearly... to Sarah Suzanna Roberta? FFERAGE (or Serrage or Serraye) wife of Senore?? PERRON? de la fferage.
A crossed out section mentions Ellen GOODISON widow of the late Rev. Benjamin Croft GOODISON of the Cape of Good Hope, their infant sons and daughter Anne GOODISON, of Nasrot? Cottage near Watford Herts;   George TWYFS Esq. of London, wine merchant (1st cousin of Benjamin Croft GOODISON);   with various bequests - crossed out as the testatrix states the bequests were already provided for.
Witnesses: Ann WALL, Housekeepr, Titley Court;   Emma LEWIS, waiting maid to Mrs HASTINGS now at Titley Court;  . John DAVIS, Gardner, Titley Court.
Proved 29 Apr 1843 - PCC; PROB 11/1977.
This Will is a long complex one and the full transcription, by Barbara Childs has been much abridged. It is however especially interesting as it explains how the beneficiaries had to change their name to GREENLY to inherit the very wealthy family estates.  By the time it was sorted Sir Isaac was the late Sir Isaac, Mrs & Mrs HASTINGS were Sir and Dame HASTINGS.  Anyone researching Lady GREENLY may be interested to know that there is an account of her life on the site devoted to Lady Llanofer, the Bee of Gwent - they were close friends.

1853

GREENLY
GRIFFITHS
HOWARD
HOWELLS

GREENLY, Richard - of Pembridge co. Hereford, Blacksmith, 16 May 1853. Died 19 May 1853.
my beloved wife Mary - my House Shop Garden and Orchard situate at Pembridge... and after her decease to my two daughters Charlotte Emma and Mary GREENLY;   my daughter Mary also to have my Watch.
Executor: James HOWARD of the Barewood i/t/p Eardisland. Signed Richard GREENLY, with:
Witnesses: R GRIFFITHS,   Thomas GREENLY.
Probate 3 Aug 1853 before me E HOWELLS, surrogate  Effects sworn under £100 E H.
Additional Oath: 4 Aug 1853, by witnesses Thomas GREENLY {of Pembridge, wheelwright;  and Richard GRIFFITHS {of Pembridge, a shopkeeper} confirming an amendment.
C E & M GREENLY were Grocers at East Street, Pembridge in 'Kellys', 1896.

 

1854

ABELL
BASSETT
BOWEN
DAVIES
EVANS
GREENLY
HAWKINS
MORRIS
PHILLIPS
SMITH
WATKINS
WILLIAMS
WOODHOUSE

GREENLY, John - of Hardwicke co. Hereford, wheelwright, 2 May 1853. Died on or about 9 May 1854.
my wife Mary;   sons John and Thomas GREENLY - all my working tools equally.
Trustees & Executors: Henry SMITH of Bidney co. Hereford gentleman,   John ABELL of Pembridge, farmer and John WATKINS of Hardwicke co. Hereford farmer.
Lands: 1. my half acre of land situate in the Far Field i/t/p of Eardisland which I purchased of ~~~~~ EVANS Esquire - to my son John GREENLY - I forgive his debt of 20£.
2. my piece of meadow land called .aunds of Hardwicke Meadow purchased of Thomas BOWEN - to my daughter Jane wife of the said John WATKINS;   I forgive her debt of 20£.
3. the two cottages with the garden and orchard ... at Upper Hardwicke i/t/p Eardisland known by the name of Trumpers Place purchased of ~~~ PHILLIPS - to my two grandchildren Jane and Henry BASSETT (Henry still a minor).
4. my cottage garden and orchard situate at the Basement i/t/o of Eardisland which I purchased of WILLIAMS - in trust for my daughter Sarah the wife of John HAWKINS.
5. that cottage and garden situate at Cholstrey i/t/p Leominster called or known by the name of Brooknow in the occupation of William MORRIS - to the use of my son Richard GREENLY.
I forgive my son in law Josiah DAVIES his debt of 260£.
6. All that my piece of arable land called the lug acre in Hardwicke Field also land called Hardwicke Bank and the young orchard i/t/p Eardisland ... and messuage and lands at Sollers Dilwyn co. Hereford and my seventh part or share in messuage and lands called the hunnergalls (?) i/t/p Leominster - one sixth part to my daughter Ann the wife of the said Josiah DAVIES.
My will is my Executors to consult and employ James George WOODHOUSE of the Borough of Leominster Gentleman if an attorney is necessary.
Witnesses: Bernard Francis WOODHOUSE, Leominster;   Jacob ABELL(?), Kingsland.
Proved 10 Aug 1854; Sub £800. J.H.G.
This is a long and complex Will and has been much abridged - rrl.


Edward, b. in 1680, who to. Anne, 
daughter and co-heiress (with Mary, 
the lady of Sir John Philipps, bart. 
of Picton Castle, and another daugh- 
ter, who espoused John Richards, 
esq. of Cardiff), of Henry Shepherd, 
of London, merchant, and had issue,