Wills

Below are listed the reference details for wills of some Wing people. This is not yet a complete list, so if you have a copy of one not listed here or are aware of any more, please email me to let me know the details.

Key information abstracted from some of these Wing wills is available on this page or by using the direct links next to the relevant will reference. The more abstracts we have the more family connections can be proved or disproved, so please contribute if you can.

PCC Wills (pre-1858)

These wills were proved through the Prerogative Court of Canterbury – this was required when the total value of the estate was more than a certain value, or if the estate’s assets spanned more than one diocese, or if the person was prepared to pay the necessary fee to gain the status of having their will proved in the PCC! The wills are available for purchase and download at The National Archives (some of the earlier ones may be in Latin rather than English).

Thomas Adams 1838 ~ abstract available
Nicolas Baker 1660
Jonathan Beckett 1855
William Bishop 1693 ~ abstract available
Sarah Bone 1846
Thomas Bradley 1825
Tom Brandon 1856 ~ abstract available
Katharine Brumfeild 1756
John Carter 1657
Francis Coles 1783
Hannah Coles 1766
Robert Cruley 1660
Elizabeth Dormer 1631
Robert Dormer 1616
Robert Elliott 1843
William Elliott 1849
Elizabeth Fountaine 1851 ~ abstract available
John Founten 1534
Elizabeth Gardiner 1765
Josua Gilpin 1650
Anne Honnor 1752 ~ abstract available
Dorothy Hoorde 1609
Richard Horne 1646
George Houghton 1655
Margarett How 1676
John Hurndoll 1654
Edward Hyndmer 1618
Thomas Jackman 1630
William Jackman 1560
Richard Keene 1645
Anthony Kynwolmearshe 1600
John Lenard 1842 ~ abstract available
Laurence Lovett 1699
Margaret Lowe 1676
Charles Lucas 1736 ~ abstract available
John Luck 1846
Joseph Luck 1845
George Lygoe 1657
John Lyon 1654
Mary Mallet (alias Warr) 1840
William May 1696
John Meryden (alias Morison) 1489
William Miller 1657
Abigall Monger 1721
Margaret Oates 1688
James Olney 1856
Richard Peddar 1659
Benjamin Randle 1857 ~ abstract available
William Rickard of Stanbridge BDF (Wing landowner) 1841 ~ abstract available
Richard Robinson 1698
Richard Rose 1683
Elizabeth Sheppard 1735
Randolph Smith 1656
Thomas Sparkes 1727
Posthuma Spear 1675
Edward Steevens 1658
Henry Stratfold of Bierton (Burcott landowner) 1654 ~ abstract available
Richard Taylor 1655
Mary Theed 1720
William Theed 1699
William Theed 1757
Edmund Topping 1651
Richard Topping 1645
Jonathan Veere of St Austin London (Wing beneficiaries) 1707 ~ abstract available
Mary Warr (alias Mallet) 1840
John Waters 1854
Francis Whitton 1662
John Windmill 1857 ~ abstract available
Elizabeth Woodman 1821 ~ abstract available
Mary Woodman 1758 ~ abstract available
Sarah Woodman 1810 ~ abstract available
Thomas Woodman 1769
Thomas Woodman 1846
William Woodman 1838

Local Wills (pre-1858)

These wills were proved locally and are held at the The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. They have an online index to the wills they hold (indicated with the reference “DAWf”), along with an online purchasing facility, and I’ll be extracting the Wing residents and listing them here in due course. The 1686-1695 entries listed below were proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham, and abstracts can be found in a publication from the Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Those with IR references can be purchased and downloaded from The National Archives as part of their death duty registers.

Elizabeth Adams of Burcott, 1690
Robert Adams of Burcott, 1689
Robert Adams of Burcott, 1738
Robert Adams of Burcott, 1804 [DAWf: 109/189] ~ abstract available
Robert Adams of Burcott, 1842 [ref. D-PC/274/26]
Edward Allen, [1692-1694]
Thomas Ashpole of Crafton, 1801 [ref. IR 26/369]
Ann Baker of Burcott, 1715 [DAWe: 54/113 DAWf: 68/43]
Nicholas Baker, 1660 [DAWf: 40 23]
William Battams, 1804 [DAWf: 109/183] ~ abstract available
Mary Beale, 1692
George Bellgrove of Crafton, 1808 [DAWf: 110/176; IR 26/369] ~ extract available
Thomas Burcott, 1556 [DAWe: 8 210 DAWf: 2 264]
John Coles of Burcot, 1767 [DAWe: 94/148 DAWf: 96/42]
Richard Coles, 1853 [DAWe: 147/94 DAWf: 123/1]
John Crafton, 1644 [DAWe: 36 82 DAWf: 35 64]
Charles Ffynes of Ascot, 1708 ~ abstract available
Abigail Gladman, 1691
Roger Goss, 1806 [DAWf: 110/61] ~ abstract available
William Griffin, 1810 [ref. IR 26/369]
John Hart, 1808 [DAWf: 110/228] ~ abstract available
Samuel Holt, 1734 [DAWf: 80/38] ~ abstract available
George Honnor, 1841 [DAWf: 120/67] ~ abstract available
Richard Honor, 1664 [DAWf: 43/61] ~ abstract available
William Honnor, 1752 [DAWe: 84/85 DAWf: 89/6] ~ abstract available
Abraham Howes of Ascott House, 1686
Hugh Howse, 1731 [DAWf: 78/162] ~ abstract available
Jacob Hurndall of Ascott, 1690
Joane Jones alias Lewis, 1686/7
Elizabeth Keen, 1802 [DAWf: 109/119] ~ abstract available
Richard Keene of Crafton, 1694
Benjamin Lathwell, 1736/7 [DAWf: 81/100] ~ abstract available
Dorithy Lathwell, 1761 [DAWf: 93/75] ~ abstract available
Elizabeth Lathwell, 1663 [DAWf: 42/224] ~ abstract available
William Lathwell, 1754 [DAWf: 90/15] ~ abstract available
Isabell Lucas, 1704 ~ extract available
John Lucas, 1699 ~ extract available
William Miller, 1686
John Mortimer of Drayton Beauchamp (Burcott landowner), 1782 ~ abstract available
John Pitchforke, 1701 [ref. D-HJ]
William Row, 1689/90
Thomas Shackley of “Astcolt”, 1810 [ref. IR 26/369]
Richard Shepard of Crafton, 1686/7
Agnes Stevens of Burcot, 1577 [DAWf: 8 220]
Edward Stevens of Burcott, 1586 [DAWe: 18 73 DAWf: 10 212]
Hugh Stevens of Burcott, 1573 [DAWe: 17 79 DAWf: 7 216]
Joan Stevens, 1617 [DAWe: 26 376 DAWf: 22 151]
Mary Stevens, 1709 [DAWe: 50/87 DAWf: 63/2]
Thomas Stevens, 1611 [DAWe: 24 36 DAWf: 19 97]
Thomas Steevens, 1691 [DAWe: 41/206 DAWf: 55/183]
Thomas Stevens, 1831 [DAWe: 137/119 DAWf: 117/59]
Thomas Strainge of Ascott, 1729 [DAWf: 103/168] ~ abstract available
Richard Tapping, 1723 [ref. D/X 82/23]
John Tofield, 1803 [DAWf: 109/154] ~ abstract available
Alice Venice, 1689
Richard Venis, 1687/8
Joseph Weatherhead of Ascott, 1686/7
Thomas Wheeler of Burcott, 1689/90
John Willison, 1807 [DAWf: 110/132; IR 26/369] ~ abstract available
Robert Woodman of Crafton, 1806 [ref. IR 26/369]
Thomas Woodman of Crafton, 1804 [DAWf: 109/216] ~ abstract available

Wills from 1858

From 1858 wills were all proved by the Court of Probate. The Probate Calendar (check your local record office or Ancestry for a copy of the calendar) will help you locate the necessary details to order a copy of the will. If you’ve found your Wing person but they aren’t listed below, please let me know so I can add them.

William Henry Baker, 1937 ~ copy also available via Hampshire Record Office
Mark Howcutt, 1898 ~ abstract available
James Paine, 1872 ~ extract available
Andrew Pollard, 1899 ~ extract available
George Trueman, 1887 ~ extract available

Wills from Overseas

Some former residents of Wing made their home overseas but still retained property in Wing. If you’ve found reference to land or other property in Wing in an overseas will, please let me know

FEN Benjamin, 1674 ~ abstract available