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The following are transcripts of various COMLEY wills, in date order

Most have come from the Public Record Office site. The earliest known, so far, is that of Thomas COMLEY of Forthampton, Glos, Nr Tewkesbury. The earliest Wiltshire one is Johannes COMLEY of Corsham, proved in 1638.
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Index of Wills from National Probate Calendar
Index of Wills held at Hampshire Record Office

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The following wills are given here:
Johannes Comley of Corsham, 1638
Aldeme Comley of Broad Somerford, 1652
Thomas Comley of Broad Somerford, 1723
Theophilus Comley of Great Somerford, 1763
James Comley of Weston Birt, 1775
Robert Comley of Weston Birt, 1796 (buried at Elberton)
John Comley of Cowhill, Thornbury, 1796 (buried at Westonbirt)
William Comley of Nettleton, 1800
John Comley of Didmarton, 1806
William Comley of Marshfield, 1832
Jane Comley of Southampton, 1845
John Comley of St James, Westminster, 1846
 
Index of Wills from National Probate Calendar:
John Comley 1860 late of Lambridge, Bath
Robert Comley 1861 late of Barton St Mary, Glos
John Comley 1863 late of Harley Street in the City of Bath
George Comley 1864 formerly of Birmingham but now of Oaken Gates, Salop
Thomas Comley 1865 late of Railway Hotel, Harrow
William Comley 1865 late of Broughton Street St John Bedwardine, Worcester
William Comley 1866 late of Broughton Street St John Bedwardine, Worcester
William Comley 1867 late of 7 Osborn Street, Whitechapel
John Comely 1868 formerly of Tentor House St Marks Street Great Prescott Street Goodmans Fields
William Comley 1868 late of Broughton Street St John Bedwardine, Worcester
John Arthur Comley 1872 late of 121 Gladstone Buildings Shoreditch
John Wardle Comley 1874 late of Chase Side in the Parish of Enfield
John Comley 1875 formerly of Kingston upon Thames, late of the "White Hart", Orpington
William John Comley 1875 formerly of Regents Park, late of Nice, France
James Edwards Combley 1876 late of Wedhampton, Wilts
William Comely 1876 formerly of Cowhill but late of Oldbury on Severn
Joseph Comley 1876 late of Caerleon
Robert Comely 1877 late of Condicote
Jane Comley 1877 late of John's Villas, Redhill
James Edwards Combley 1878 late of Wedhampton, Wilts
George Comley 1878 late of 33 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch
William Comley 1879 late of 33 Brunel Street New Swindon
Robert Comley 1880 late of Moredon, Rodborne Cheney, Wilts
Ann Comley 1881 late of Jasper Road, Upper Norwood, formerly of 27 Mornington Road, Regent's Park
John Brown Comely 1882 late of Albert Street, Walsall, Staffs
Alfred Hewlett Comley 1882 late of Woodfalls in the Parish of Downton
Elizabeth Comley 1882 late of King's Caple in the County of Hereford
George Frederick Comley 1882 late of the 'Marquis of Granby' Inn Penkhull
Charles Comley 1883 formerly of 5 Clifton-square Albert-road Peckham
Mary Comley 1883 late of Heathville Villa London-road in the City of Gloucester
Ann Comely 1884 late of 3 Southgate-road in the City of Winchester
Thomas Comly 1884 late of West Kington in the County of Wilts
Robert Comely 1885 late of Westend Oldbury on Severn Thornbury
Robert Comely 1886 late of Naunton in the County of Gloucester
George Comley 1886 late of Cravells-road Harpenden
Ernest Edward Comley 1888 late of 426 High-street Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester
Joseph James Comley 1888 late of St Ives in the County of Cornwall
Mary Ellen Comley 1888 late of Sugden House 59 Lillieshall-road Clapham in the County of Surrey
William Comlay 1889 late of 13 Havant-road Buckland Portsea in the County of Southampton
Maria Comley 1889 late of 34 Prince-of-Wales-road Kentish Town in the County of Middlesex
Henry Daniel Comely 1890 late of 'The Roebuck' in the Parish of Corsham in the County of Wilts
Joseph Comley 1890 late of Point Marquet in the Island of Jersey Station Master on the Jersey Railway
Mary Ann Comley 1890 late of 24 Moira-terrace Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan
Sydney Curtis Comley 1890 late of Tynesdale Chesterfield-road Ashley Hill in the City and County of Bristol
James Comley 1891 late of the Burges and of 9 Cope-street both in the City of Coventry Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer
Joseph Comley 1891 late of 8 Shawbury-road Lordship-lane in the County of Surrey
Selina Mary Comley 1891 late of Cope-street in the City of Coventry
John Comley 1892 of Penylan near Castletown Monmouthsire
Ann Comley 1894 of Bridgend Glamorgan
Joseph Baker Comley 1895 of Coventry Collector and House Agent
Sarah Comley 1895 of Island Cottage Harpenden Herts
John Gill Comely 1896 of 3 Southgate Road, Winchester
Sarah Comley 1897 of 15 Margaret's Hill, Bath

 

The Will of Johannes Comly of Corsham
Made on 13th April 1637 and proved on 20th June 1638
PRO Ref 11/177

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In the name of God Amen. The thirtieth day of Aprill Anno Dm 1637 I John Comley of Corsham in the county of Wilts & diocese of Sarum being weak in body but of good(?) memory thanks be unto God do herein(?) make my last will and testament in manner and form following ffirst I commend my soul unto the hand of almighty God my maker and redeemer suffering(?) through the ?? of the death and Bitter passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have freedom from and pardon of all my sins And my body I commend unto the earth from whence(?) it came to be buried in the Churchyard of Corsham.
As concerning my worldly goods I bequeath as follows
First I give and bequeath unto my son John Comly my best bedstead and table board and ??? and cupboards(?) ??? and the Chest(?) being all in . . . place my son John to a trade and the remainder to be payed when he shall attain the age of twenty one years
Item I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter Elizabeth my biggest ??? to be delivered after my decease
Item I give to the said Elizabeth one ??? and my biggest ??? to be delivered immediately after the decease of my wife Also I give to the said Elizabeth ten pounds of current money to be payed when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or att the day of her marriage if she be not troublesome to her mother
Item I give to my daughter Mary one ??? to be delivered after my decease Also I give to the said Mary one ??? and one brass(?) ??? after the decease of my wife and ten pounds of current money to be payed when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or at the day of her marriage if she be not troublesome to her mother
Item I give to my daughter Debora one ??? to be delivered after my decease one ??? and one ??? bed and one brass(?) ??? to be delivered after the decease of my wife and ten pounds of current money to be paid when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or att the day of her marriage if she be not troublesome to her mother
Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth my warming pan after the decease of my wife
Item all the rest of my goods as well movable or immovable and not hereby bequeathed I give and bequest to Mary my wife whom I make my sole executrix to this my last will to see my debts and legacies payed and my funeral expenses discharged. M?? is that if any of my said children happen to dye before they attain the age aforesaid then ??? legacies bequeathed to ??? to those of my children living. So for my ??? ??? I ordain and appoint Simon Croker(?) Clerke and John Turk to ??? this my will ?formed(?) and for their ??? to be taken herein I give to each of them half a crown a peace to buy each of them a pair of gloves
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand ??? the day and year above written. The mark of John Comly ??? signed in presence of ???
??? the ??? meaning of this my will is that the eight pounds given to the children afore named by their grandfather is part of the ten pounds a year(?)

Probatum fuit Testamentium ??? –to Mary Comley

The Will of Aldeme Comley of Somerford Magna
Made on 7th March 1635/6 and proved on 8th January 1651/2
PRO Ref 11/220

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Note on Aldeme Comley's will:
In 1635, he describes himself as 'old and weak of body'. He also refers to 'Aldam, son of my son Aldam', but as he makes no reference to Aldam having to wait until he is 24 to inherit, which he does later for other grandchildren, presumably he is over 24. This would mean that Aldam's father, Aldam, is about 44-48, so Aldeme snr. is about 70. He was obviously not as 'weak of body' as he imagined, as it was not until 1652 that the will was proved, so he survived a further 15 years, making him well into his eighties. The assumption is also made that the children are named in order of age.

Why does his daughter Ann appear to have the surname 'SUMLER', when he then refers to her inheriting on marriage, 'if her mother do like of the match"?

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In the name of God Amen
The seventh day of March Anno Dom(?) one thousand six hundred thirty five and in the eleventh year of our sovereign Lord Charles King I Aldeme formerly of Somerford Magna in the County of Wilts and Diocese of New Sarum ??? being now old and weak of body but of good and perfect memory thanks be given unto Almighty God do ordain make and declare this my ???? ???? my last will in manner and from following that is to say first I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator through whose mercy and the merits(?) of Jesus Christ
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne John forty shillings
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Aldam one pound
Item I give and bequeath to Aldam the sonne of my sonne Aldam two pounds to be paid as soon & as with ??? my wife ???
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne William Comley the sum of ten pounds to be paid after the decease of my wife
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Thomas Comley the sum of four pounds to be paid after the decease of my wife And my will is that after my wifes decease that my sonne William Comley and my sonne Thomas Comley should have the possession(?) of the Leasehold which I do now rent
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Theophilus Comley the sum of four pounds to be paid after my decease as soon ??? ???
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Comley twenty pounds to be paid at her marriage day if her mother and her brothers do think the match fitting
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Sumler(?) eight pounds to be paid at her marriage day if her mother do like of the match
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Joan Osborton(?)twenty shillings to be paid after my decease as soon as with ??? it may
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne in law Thomas Lealdy(?) twenty shillings
Item I give and bequeath to my sonne in law William Browne twenty shillings
Item I give and bequeath to Aldam the sonne of William Browne to be paid when he shall accomplish the age of four and twenty years
Item I give and bequeath to William the sonne of William Browne to be paid when he shall accomplish the age of four and twenty years
And my will is that after my wifes decease my sonne William and my sonne Thomas should have the residue of all such goods and chattels which my wife have, all Legacies and ??? paid and disbursed I give and bequeath the same wholly unto my wife whom I ordaine and make the whole only and soft(?) s??? of this my last will and testament And I intreate my trusted and well beloved friends in Christ John Whitworth and Gabriel Loyde to be and stand ordered of this my last will and testament and for their ??? and ??? herein I give unto each of them two shillings apiece on money In wittendo(?) et Signum Aldam Comley who writing above said was by the testator Aldam Comley on the day and year written publically to be his last will and testament and by him also then(?) sealed and signed in the presence of John Whitworth Gabriel Lovell

The eight day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ffifty one English still there issued forth a commission to Thomas Comley the natural and lawful sonne of Aldhame Comley late of Broad Somerford in the County of Wilts deceased having goods chattels and debts in several jurisdictions sufficient to found the jurisdictions of the Prerogative Court to administer the goods chattels and debts of the said deceased according to the tenor and offset(?) of the said will ??? that Ann the relict and ??? named therein ??? before she took upon her the ??? of the same in this Court he being first sworn well and truly to administer the same.

Will of Thomas COMLEY of Broad Somerford, proved 1723
Wiltshire Record Office

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In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Comly of Broad Somerford in the County of Wilts Woolcomber being aged and minding my mortality but of sound and perfect memory for which I praise God do make my last will & Testament in manner following
First I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God my wonderful creator hopeing through the merits of my saviour to obtain full pardon of all my sins and my body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named and loaching(?) my world(?) estate I dispose thereof as follows. First I Devise and bequeath all that my Messuage Tenement Garden Orchard & appurtenances situate in Broad Somerford aforesaid and wherein I now dwell unto Mary my loving wife to hold the same to her the said Mary during her widowhood And after her decease or the sooner determination I give devise and bequeath the same to Mary Eldridge daughter of my Brother in Law William Eldridge and to the heirs of her body Lawfully issuing for ever And for want of such issue I give devise and bequeath the same to Elizabeth the daughter of my Sister in Law Susan Eldridge and to the heirs of the body of the said Elizabeth lawfully issuing for ever
And for the want of such issue to the Right Heirs of the said Thomas Comly for evermore. Also my will is and I do hereby give to my loving sister Hester Goddard the sum of Twenty Shillings (and I charge my said House and Premises with the same) to be paid her the said Hester at sixpence a week till the said sum of Twenty Shillings be fully satisfied and paid The first payment thereof to begin and be made in six months after my decease or sooner if the person or persons liable to pay the same shall think fit Lastly I make my said loving wife Mary my full & sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Unto whom I give All my Goods Chattels & personal Estate Whatsoever or of what kind soever And I hereby revoak all former wills by me made. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Six and Twentyeth day of September in the Ninth year of the reign of our Sovgn Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great Britain etc Anno Dom 1722
Signed sealed Published & declared to be the last will & Testament of the said Thomas Comly in the presence of
John Tuck
Jeffery Brinsdon(?)
John West
Proved (in Latin!) 21 Aug 1723 at Chippenham

 

Will of Theophilus Comley of Great Somerford, proved 1763
Wiltshire Record Office

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In the name of God amen. I Theoffolus Comley of Great Somerford in the County of Wilts Yeoman Do make and Declare this my last Will and Testament. I being of a sound and perfect mind memory and understanding (Blessed be God) in the manner following (that is to say) I Give and Bequeath unto the Children of my late Brother Joseph Comley late of Cricklade in this County of Wilts Yeoman departed(?) that shall be living at my Death the sum of Ten pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain to be Equally Divided between them Share and Share alike.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto Joseph Comley and Theoffolus Comley Sons of my late brother John Comley late of Kington in this County of Wilts Yeoman departed(?) ffive pounds a piece(?) of like Lawful money.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto William Comley Jane Wakefield and Elizabeth Comley Son and Daughters of my late Brother Thomas Comley late of Dauntsey within the said County of Wilts Yeoman departed ffive pounds a piece(?) of like Lawful money.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto John Comley Theoffolus Comley Elizabeth and Ann Sons and Daughters of my late Brother Jeffery Comley late of Great Somerford aforesaid Yeoman departed the sums of ffive pounds a piece(?) of like Lawful money.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto Simon Miles John Miles William Miles Thomas Miles Nathaniel Miles and Ann Sons and daughters of my late sister Elizabeth Miles of Great Somerford aforesaid departed the sum of ffive pounds a piece(?) of like Lawful money.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto Elizabeth Miles the wife of the said Nathaniel Miles and Sarah Miles wife of Thomas Miles the son of John Miles the sum of ffive pounds a piece(?) of like Lawful money.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto Theoffolus Comley of Knigton aforesaid my wearing apparel and pott(?)
and lastly I Nominate Constitute and Appoint John Smith of Great Somerford aforesaid Gentleman whole and Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have ??? unto sett my hand and seal this fifth day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and sixty one
Signed sealed published(?) and Delivered by the said Testator Theoffolus Comley as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us

X The mark of
Theoffolus Comley

18th Nov 1763
Great Somerford
The Will of Theophilus Comley
deceased
This will was proved at Malmesbury on the 18th Day of November 1763 before Rob?? John Copson Clerk ???? ??? lawful Vicarogate? Of the Reverend & Worshipfull Chas Weston Clerk M.A. Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Wilts and by him admin of the po?? And choll? of the dead? & anyway concerning this his will ??? granted to John Smith the Sole Executor within named being first sure of the truth of the said will to perform the same and pay the etc. - hard to read!
At Malmesbury on the 18th day of November 1763 the Executor within named was Sworn before me
J. Copson, Surr(?)

 

Will of James Comeley of Weston Birt, Proved 1775
PR 11/1012

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In the name of God Amen
I James Comeley of Weston Birt in the County of Gloucester yeoman being unhealthy but of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give devise and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Comeley all that my Leasehold Messuage or Tenement Barn Garden Orchard and Close of Meadow or pasture Ground with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in Weston Birt aforesaid and now in my possession to hold to my said wife Elizabeth Comeley and her assigns for so long time of the remainder of the term as I shall have ??? At the time of my decease as shall run out and expire in the lifetime of my said wife Elizabeth Comeley
I give devise and bequeath the said Leasehold Messuage or Tenement Barn Garden Orchard and Close of Meadow or pasture Ground with their and every of their appurtenances unto my son William Comeley to hold to him my said son William Comeley and his assigns for and during all the residue and remainder of the said term as shall be there to come(?) and unexpired also I give and bequeath unto my said son William Comley the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain
and to my son James Comeley the sum of five pounds of like lawful money
and to my son John Comeley the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them respectively within six months next after my decease by my executors hereinafter named
also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Comeley and my son Robert Comeley all my ready money and securities(?) for money Goods Chattels Cattle Stock Rights Credits and personal estate of what nature or kind soever after the payment of my debts funeral expenses and the legacies aforesaid to the intent and purpose that the same shall and may be employed by them for their respective ??? during the time of the natural life of my said wife Elizabeth Comeley and I will that my said wife Elizabeth Comeley shall and may in her lifetime make her last will and testament and thereby dispose of the sum of fifty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid out of my said personal Estate within six months next after her decease unto such person or persons as she shall by such her said last will and testament give and bequeath the same sum of fifty pounds and I will that all the rest and residue of my said ready money and securities(?) for money Goods Chattels Cattle Stock Rights Credits and personal estate of what nature or kind soever and all increase thereof shall go and remain and be unto my said son Robert Comeley his executors admons(?) assigns for his and their own good and benefit to whom I gave and bequeath the same immediately after the decease of my said wife Elizth Comeley and lastly for the purposes aforesaid I constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth Comeley and my said son Robert Comeley joint executors of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy three. The mark C of James Comeley signed sealed published and declared by the said testator James Comeley to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of and at the request of the said testator and in the presence of each other Robert Williams + Jane Hayward & John Mayson(?)

This will was proved at London the thirty first Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five before the Right Worshipful Sir George Day Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissory of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Elizabeth Comeley widow the Relict and Robert Comeley the son of the dec’d and executors named in the said will to whom admon(?) was granted of all and singular the Good Chattels and credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn by common duty to admin.

Examined with the Original Wills by John Watson


Will of Robert COMELY of Weston Birt, proved 1796
PR 11/1281

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This is the last will and testament of me Robert Comely of Weston Birt in the county of Gloucester Gentleman made the ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six as follows that is
first I give and bequeath to my Niece Mary Limbrick wife of Mr Thomas Limbrick the sum of five hundred and fifty pounds in ?? she is living at my decease and if she is not then living I give and bequeath the said five hundred and fifty pounds to the said Thomas Limbrick in trust to be by him paid to and divided amongst such of the children of my said Neice as shall liv to attain the age of twenty one years when and as they shall respectively attain that age in equal shares together with the interest thereof which I direct shall from time to time be placed out at interest for the purpose of accumulation
also I give and bequeath to Mr William Shipp Osborne the sum of twenty pounds and to Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph, George, Eleanor, and Hester Hignells and Mary King, the four brothers and three sisters of my late wife the sum of five Guineas apiece
and I also give and bequeath to my servant Rachel Tyler the sum of ten pounds
and I hereby will order and direct the aforesaid legacies to be paid within six months next(?) after my decease
All the rest residue and remainder of my goods Chattels Moneys Rights and Credits after payment of my Debts funeral expenses charges of proving this my will and the beforementioned legeacies I give and bequeath to my Brother John Comley if living at my decease and if he is not then living I give and bequeath the same Rest Residue and the Remainder of my Goods Chattels Monies Rights and Credits to the said William Shipp Osborne In Trust to be by him together with the interest thereof paid and divided in equal to and amongst such of the children of my said Brother John Comely as shall live to attain the Age of twenty one years when and as they shall respectively attain that age and the principal with ?? to be placed out at ??? such secruity as the said William Shipp Osborne shall approve of and the interest also to be placed out in like manner from time to time as the same shall become due and be ??? for the purpose of accumulation until the several and respective times for paying and dividing the several parts thereof and of the principal monoies as aforesaid and I do hereby further order will and direct that the said William Shipp Osborne his executors and Admons shall and may reimburse themselves out of the said Trust Monies for his and their loss of time and for all Costs Charges Expounds and damages which he or they shall or may pay bear sustain be at or be put unto for or by reason or means or on account of the execution or management of the aforesaid trusts and that he or they shall not be answerable or accountable for any more money than shall actually route(?) to his or their hands nor for the loss of any money by depositiong for safe custody or otherwise without a wilful ??? or default
And lastly I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said Brother John Comely if living at my decease and if he is not living the said William Shipp Osborne sole executor of this my said last will and testament ??? whereof I the said Robert Comely the testator have to this my said last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Robert Comely signed sealed published and declared by the testator Robert Comely as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in his and each others presence and at his request John Rawlins Isaac Freeme(?)

On the twenty sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six Administration (with the will annexed) of all and singular the goods chattels and Credits of Robert Comley late of Weston Birt in the County of Gloucester deceased was granted to William Shipp Osborne the sole executor named in the will of John Comely deceased whilst living the Brother sole executor and residuary legatee named in the said will having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer the said John Comely survived the deceased but died without having taken upon him the Execution of the said will


Will of John COMLEY of Cowhill, proved 1796
PR 11/1281

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This is the last will and testament of me John Comely of Cowhill in the parish of Thornbury in the county of Gloucester Yeoman I give and bequeath unto Mary my wife all my household goods Dairy and Husbandry utensils and all my stock of Cattle Sheep Hay Corn Waggons Carts Ploughs and Plough ??? and all other my Live and Dead Stock upon or belonging to the messuage farm lands and premises I now or at the time of my decease shall rent or occupy at Cowhill aforesaid or elsewhere in the parish of Thornbury and also all and every debts and debt or sums or sum of money which at the time of my decease shall be due owing or belonging to me for or in respect of any Cattle(?) C??? or stock sold off or from the said farm or premises and also all my estate su??? in and to the said farm and lands to hold to the said Mary my wife her Exors(?) admons and assigns subject to and I hereby charge the same with the payment thereof of all such rent as at my decease I shall owe for and in respect of the same farm or the stock thereon and also to the education clothing maintenance and support of my five children John Mary Robert William and James in a proper and suitable manner and to the full and entire satisfaction of my Trustee and Executor herein after named until they and each of them shall arrive to their respective ages of twenty one years and as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my goods Debts credits and all other my personal estate . . . . also the residuary Personal Estate and effects of my late brother Robert Comley deceased which by his last will he gave to me I give and bequeath the same respectively unto my good friend William Shipp Osborne of Badminton in the said County Gentleman his Exors and Admons upon trust nevertheless that he or they do and shall as conveniently may be after my decease convert the same (except such part or parts thereof as shall then be ?? by mortgage or bond and which the said Wm Shipp Osborne
And I hereby revoke all former wills or testaments by me made in witness whereof I have to the first sheet of this my last will and testament (the same being now in this ??? pro?? sheet of paper) set my hand and to this other sheet thereof my hand and seal the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety six John Comely (seal) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator John Comely as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness thereto John Bawllins of Weston Birt and Geo Rolph(?)

This will was proved at London the twenty sixth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety six before the honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Shipp Osborne the sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to Administer


Will of William COMLEY of Nettleton, proved 1800
Copy of original in Wilts Record Office

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In the Name of God Amen
I William Comely of Nettleton in the County of Wilts Yeoman being in good health of Body and of perfect Sound and Disposing Mind and Memory considering the uncertainty of this life Do make and declare this my Will and Testament in manner and form following
That is To Say First I will that all my Just Debts and my Funeral Expenses may be duly and justly paid by my Executrix herein after named. Then I give and Bequeath unto my beloved wife Betty Comly All and Singular immediately after my decease my goods Chattels and Effects of all kinds or nature whatsoever or wheresoever wholly and solely to her own use and benefit and the Same to be disposed of as she my said wife shall think proper anything contained or expressed in this my will to the contrary notwithstanding And I do hereby appoint my said wife Betty Comly whole and sole Executrix of this my will and do hereby revoke and disannul all former wills by me ever before made and do declare this to be my last In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety six.
Signed sealed published and declared by the before named testator William Comly as for his last will and testament in the presence of us
James Hatherwell
Robert Viner
At Chippenham on the 19th Day of June 1800 Betty Comly Widow Relict of the deceased & sole Executrix within named was duly sworn before me

On a separate piece of paper:
19 June 1800 Nettleton
The will of William Comly deceased
This will was proved at Chippenham on the 19th day of June 1800 before the Rev William Douglas Clerk MA Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Wilts And by him administration of all and singular the Goods and Chattels of the said deceased and any ways concerning his will was committed unto Betty Comly Widow Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix therein named
(being first duly sworn of the truth of the said Will and faithfully to perform the same, and to pay the deceased debts and legacies as far forth as his Goods and Chattels will thereto extend and the Law bind her, and to exhibit a true and perfect inventory of the Goods Chattels, and Credits of the Deceased and yield a just and true Accompt when lawfully required.) Saving the rights of all Persons
William Boucher Registrar

Will of John COMLEY of Didmarton, proved 1806
PRO Ref: 11/1448

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Comely of Didmarton in the parish of Oldbury (on the Hill, not on Severn - AJM) in the County of Gloucester being of sound mind memory and understanding blessed be God do therefore make publish and declare my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) ffirst I will and direct all my just debts and ffuneral expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied by and out of my estates and effects herein after mentioned then I give and devise unto my son Joseph Comley ??? annuity or ??? yearly sum of ffifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain payable quarterly by and out of my share ???? all that leasehold Messuage lands and premises situate at Nettleton in the County of Wilts lately in the occupation of Mrs Betty Comely and I hereby charge the same with the payment thereof accordingly unto my said son Joseph Comely and his assigns(?) for and during the term of his natural life and my will and mind is that my said son Joseph Comley and his assigns shall have full power and authority to seize and distain ???? part or parts of such my said leasehold estate in Nettleton aforesaid for the payment of that same annuity quarterly on non-payment ??? as in case of rent in arrear and that the same shall be paid with all costs and expenses attending such distress(?) and ??? and that the first payment of the said annuity shall be made on the first quarter day that shall happen next after my decease. Also I give and devise unto my son William Comely and Richard Carter of Hosdon(?) in the County of Wilts Gentleman their heirs and assigns the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be taken out of my personal estate in trust that they do as soon may be after my decease cause the said sum of one thousand pounds to be invested in ??? or ??? in ??? public ffunds or in such other legal ??? as they deem sufficient and pay ??? to be paid to my said son Joseph Comley or his assigns the interest thereof as that same shall ??? and be ??? by them in my said Trustees their heirs and assigns or the survivor of them and I further will and direct that my said Trustees William Comley and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns shall have full power and authority at any time after my decease to advance the whole of the said sum of one thousand pounds or any part thereof to my said son Joseph Comely for the purpose of his advancement in life if they shall deem it prudent and expedient so to do or to withhold the same in trust as they shall see good and if the said sum of one thousand pounds or any part thereof shall remain in the hands of my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns at the time of the decease of my son Joseph Comely then I will and direct that the same shall be divided in equal portions to and amongst such child or children of my said son Joseph Comely lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years and in default of such issue(?) of my said son Joseph Comely then I give and devise the sum in equal portions to and amongst such child or children of my sons John Comely Alldom Comely Edward Comely and my daughter Elizabeth Wickham lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years and whereas I have already and before the execution of this my will given to my son John Comely the sum of two thousand pounds for the purposes of his advancement in life and have moreover lent to him the sum of one thousand pounds now I hereby will and direct that the said sum of one thousand pounds now due and owing from him to me shall be held and taken as part of my personal estate and applicable to the purposes of this my will if the same shall remain outstanding and due from him to me at the time of my death. Also I give and devise to my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns the sum of eight hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be taken out of my personal estate in trust that they do as soon as may be after my decease cause the said sum of eight hundred pounds to be invested in their names in the public ffunds or such other legal securities as they shall deem sufficient pay or cause to be paid to my son Edward Comely or his assigns the interest thereof as the same shall accrue and be received by them my said trustees their heirs or assigns and I further will and direct that my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns shall have full power and authority ??? from after my decease to advance the whole of the said sum of eight hundred pounds or any part thereof to my said son Edward Comely for the purposes of his advancement in life if they shall deem it prudent and expedient so to do or to withhold the same in trust as they shall see good and if this said sum of eight hundred pounds or any part thereof shall remain in the hands of my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns at the time of the decease of my said son Edward Comely then I will and direct that the same shall be divided in equal portions to and amongst such Child or Children of my said son Edward Comely lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years and in default of such issue of my said son Edward Comely then I give and devise the same in equal portions to and amongst such child or children of my sons Joseph Comely John Comely Alldom Comely and my daughter Elizabeth Wickham lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years also I give and devise to my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns the sum of two thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be taken out of my personal estate in trust that they do as soon as may be after my decease cause the said sum of two thousand pounds to be invested in their names in the public ffunds or such other legal securities as they shall deem sufficient pay or cause to be paid to my son Alldom Comely or his assigns the interest thereof as the same shall accrue and be received by them my said trustees their heirs or assigns and I further will and direct that my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns shall have full power and authority ??? from after my decease to advance the whole of the said sum of two thousand pounds or any part thereof to my said son Alldom Comely for the purposes of his advancement in life if they shall deem it prudent and expedient so to do or to withhold the same in trust as they shall see good and if this said sum of two thousand pounds or any part thereof shall remain in the hands of my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns at the time of the decease of my said son Alldom Comely then I will and direct that the same shall be divided in equal portions to and amongst such Child or Children of my said son Alldom Comely lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years and in default of such issue of my said son Alldom Comely then I give and devise the same in equal portions to and amongst such child or children of my sons Joseph Comely John Comely Edward Comely and my daughter Elizabeth Wickham lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years
also I give and devise to my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be taken out of my personal estate in trust that they do as soon as may be after my decease cause the said sum of two thousand pounds to be invested in their names in the public ffunds or such other legal securities as they shall deem sufficient pay or cause to be paid to my daughter Elizabeth Wickham or her assigns the interest thereof as the same shall accrue and be received by them my said trustees their heirs or assigns and I further will and direct that my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns shall have full power and authority ??? from after my decease to advance the whole of the said sum of one thousand pounds or any part thereof to my said daughter Elizabeth Wickham for the purposes of her advancement in life if they shall deem it prudent and expedient so to do or to withhold the same in trust as they shall see good and if this said sum of one thousand pounds or any part thereof shall remain in the hands of my said trustees William Comely and Richard Carter their heirs and assigns at the time of the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth Wickham then I will and direct that the same shall be divided in equal portions to and amongst such Child or Children of my said daughter Elizabeth Wickham lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years and in default of such issue of my said daughter Elizabeth Wickham then I give and devise the same in equal portions to and amongst such child or children of my sons Joseph Comely John Comely Edward Comely and Alldom Comely lawfully issuing as shall respectively live and attain the age of twenty one years also I give and bequeath unto my son William Comely to hold to him his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever all those my ffreehold Messuages Lands ??? ??? and premises with all and every of their appurtenances to me belonging situate in the Several parishes of Luckington in the County of Wilts and Acton Turville in the County of Gloucester or wheresoever else also I give devise and bequeath unto my said son William Comely his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever all that my share or ??? of a leasehold Messuage Lands ??? ??? and premises with all and every of their appurtenances to me belonging situate in the parish of Nettleton in the County of Wilts and lately in the occupation of Mrs Betty Comely subject nevertheless to the annuity to my son Joseph Comely as herein before expressed and ??? charge the same with the payment thereof accordingly also I give devise and bequeath to my said son William Comely his heirs executors administrators and assigns all those my leasehold messuages lands and premises situate at Sopworth in the County of wilts and at Nettleton in the said county or wheresoever else provided. Lastly and my further will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them his heirs and assigns shall not be charges(?) or chargeable(?) with or accountable for any more of their said trust monies than they shall respectively actually receive or shall come to their respective hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss which may happen to or for the same monies and premises(?) or any part thereof so as such loss happen without their wilful default nor with or of them for the ??? of them and also that it shall be lawful to and for my said trustees and the survivor of them his heirs and assigns in the first place by and out of the respective trust monies and promises to deduct and reimburse himself and themselves respectively all such loss charges costs and expenses as they or any of them shall respectively sustain expend or be put into for or by reason of the several trusts hereby in them reposed(?) and so to all the rest(?) residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not before herein before disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses unto my said son William Comely to hold to him his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever and I do surely(?) constitute and appoint my said son William Comely sole executor of my will hereby revoking and making null all former wills by me at any time made and declare this only to be my will and testament ion witness whereof I have to this my will contained in ffive sheets of paper affixed together set my hand and to the fifth and last sheet my hand and seal this second day of December(?) one thousand and eight hundred and two # John Comly Signed sealed published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us and in whose presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses # Wm Holborow, Knookdown # James Clarke Oldbury # John Huland East Ongtory(?)
This will was proved at London the eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six before the right honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or(?) Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Comely otherwise Comly the son and sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and c??sits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

Will of William COMLEY of Marshfield, proved 1832
Gloucestershire Record Office

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This is the last Will and Testament of me William Comly of Marshfield in the County of Gloucester Yeoman made the second day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine as follows
First I give and bequeath to Isaac Woodward of Marshfield Brewer all my Money and Security for Money upon trust nevertheless that he the said Isaac Woodward do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease call in collect and receive the same and dispose of it in manner and form following that is to say
First I give and bequeath unto Thomas Shell of the parish of Box my silver watch
Also to his three Children Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Ellen one pound each
and the remainder of my property to be equally divided amongst my five Children after paying my funeral expenses and all other charges which the said Isaac Woodward may be at by reason of the trust reposed in him
and lastly I do hereby make constitute and appoint the said Isaac Woodward Executor of this my said last Will and Testament In trust In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year above written
The mark of X William Comly (Seal)
signed sealed and delivered by the Testator William Comly as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us
John Golding Isaac Woodward

This will was proved 13th January 1832 by Isaac Woodward the sole Executor before
Edwin Maddy Principal Surrogate

Under £100
Testator died 6th August 1831

Will of Jane COMLEY of Southampton, proved 1845
(Sister of John Comley, below)
PRO Ref: 11/2027

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Jane Comley of the Town and County of Southampton spinster (late housekeeper to messieurs Randall & Son of the same place Chemists and Druggists) as follows
First I give and bequeath my silver watch and gold key and all my wearing apparel and also the bedstead which I now use with the bedding and furniture(?) thereto belonging and all the furniture being in ??? sitting room unto my niece Ann Comley for her own absolute use
And unto my nephew William Comley I bequeath and give all my plate and all plated articles of which I may be possessed at the time of my decease
I give devise and bequeath to my executors Edward Mayor Randall of Southampton aforesaid chemist and my(?) brother John Comley of Berwick Street Soho London Boot and shoe maker their executors and administrators all that my leasehold messuage or dwelling house with the garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situate at Romsey in the County of Southampton the Equity of Redemption wherein was conveyed to me by my late mother Hannah Comley deceased upon trust that they the said Edward Mayor Randall and John Comley or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such do and shall sell(?) dispose of and convert the said leasehold premises into money as soon as conveniently and if practicable within six calendar months after my decease and upon sale thereof the receipt or receipts the said Edward Mayor Randall and John Comley or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such shall be an effectual(?) discharge for the purchase money and the person or persons paying the same shall not be obliged to see to the application thereof or be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or non application of the same or any part thereof provided always and I hereby direct that the said Edward Mayor Randall and John Comley their executors administrators and assigns shall previously to the exercise of such general power of sale give unto my nephew James Comley of Romsey who now occupies the said premises the option of purchasing the same for such sum or sums of money as may appear reasonable and proper to my said trustees but in the event of such offer for sale being unaccepted by my Nephew or being accepted he shall refuse or neglect to complete the purchase of the said premises within four calendar months after the offer shall have been made to him then my will is that the right of occupation given to my Nephew shall cease and my said trustees shall proceed as if such right had not been given and as to the money which may be produced by any such sale as aforesaid I dispose thereof as follows (that is to say) I devise in the first place that all such of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses as may not have been previously been paid out of my general personal estate shall be thereout fully paid and satisfied
and I give unto my nephew William Comley son of my late brother William Comley the sum of five pounds
and to each of my nieces the said Ann Comley and Mary Jane Comley the sum of five pounds
and as to the ??? Residue of such money together with all other my estate and effects of every description I devise and will that the same may be divided and paid to my brother the said John Comley and Samuel Comley and the children of my deceased brother James and William in the following proportions that is to say
one fourth part to my brother John
one other fourth part thereof to my said brother Samuel
one other fourth part thereof to the children of my deceased brother James Comley who shall be living at the time of my decease equally to be divided between them share and share alike
and the remaining fourth part thereof to the children of my deceased brother William Comley who shall be living at the time of my decease equally to be divided between them share and share alike
and I make constitute and appoint the said Edward Randall and John Comley joint executors of this my will who in exercise of the ??? hereinbefore reposed(?) in them shall not be liable for involuntary ??? or for more money than shall come to their respective hands In witness whereof I the said Jane Comley have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine - Jane Comley - Signed sealed published and delivered by the within named Jane Comley the Testator as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have herein after subscribed Our Names as witnesses Wm(?) Morton(?) Mather Drugst 146 High Street Southampton John Waggett No 1 High Street Southampton
By this codicil to my above written will I give to each of my executors above named the sum of five pounds which I hope they will accept as some token of my respect and regard
Witness my hand this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine - Jane Comley - Wm M Mather - John Waggett

In the prerogative court of Canterbury
In the Goods of Jane Comley spinster deceased

Appeared personally John Waggett of Norland Square Kensington in the County of Middlesex Doctor of Medicine and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the codicil to the last Will and Testament of Jane Comley late of Orchard Place in the Town and County of Southampton spinster the said codicil bearing date the ninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and being written at the end of the said will and now hereunto attached(?) and the further made oath that on the ninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine the said Testatrix duly executed the said codicil by signing her name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this deponent(?) and the said William Morton Mather the other subscribed witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and this deponent and the said William Morton Mather thereupon attested and subscribed the said codicil in the presence of the said Testatrix - John Waggett - on the twenty fifth day of November 1845 the said John Waggett was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit

Proved at London with a codicil 3rd Decr 1845 before the worshipful Thomas Peatt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Edward Mayor Randall in the will written Edward Randall and John Comley the brother the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.

Will of John COMLEY, Bootmaker, of St James, Westminster, proved 1846
(Brother of Jane Comley, above)
PRO Ref: 2046

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This is the last will and testament of me John COMLEY of No 92 Berwick Street in the parish of Saint James Westminster in the County of Middlesex Bootmaker
I give to my wife Mary my four post bedstead bed mattress and hangings and I give the permission to occupy such portion of the upper part of my said residence No 92 Berwick Street aforesaid as she pleases to select on condition that she pays to my trustees and Executors hereinafter named a fair rent to be fixed by her and them or her and their referees(?) in the usual way
I give to my daughter Mrs Deborah de la Salle Tubbs my family bible and my best piece(?) glass in the first floor of my said residence
I give to my son William Comley my watch my best easy chair and writing desk
I give to my son Harry Comley my ??? glass and a ??? table in the parlour of my said residence . . .
I give to my son John Comley my sofa in the first floor of my said residence . . .
I give to my daughter Maria Comley my silver spoons . . .
I give to my daughter Ann Comley my best tea pot . . .
I give to my daughter Cornelia Comley my silver tea spoons . . . .
I give to my son Charles Augustus Comley my Encyclopaedia(?) and a . . . .
I give to my grandson John Tubbs my history of England
I give to my granddaughter Deborah Tubbs my tea caddy
To my grandson Charles Tubbs my other violin
And to my granddaughter Emma Tubbs my large testament
. . . by virtue of the will and codicils of my late sister Jane Comley deceased . . .
twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six

Proved at London 17th Decr 1846 before the worshipful Robert Joseph Phillimore Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of William Comley and Charles Augustus Comley the sons the Executors to whom Admon(?) was granted . . . .

 

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National Probate Calendar:
Index of Wills and Administrations:

1860
COMLEY, John

5 October 1860. John Comley late of Lambridge in City and Borough of Bath Gent deceased died 27 April 1860 by Margaret Addis wife of Philip Addis Chymist and Druggist of 7 Claremont Place Bath the Relict the sole Executrix

1861
COMLEY, Robert

9 July 1861. Robert Comley late of Barton St Mary Glos Gent died 25 May 1861 at Barton St Mary proved by Mary Comley widow and sole Executrix

1863
COMLEY, John

Effects under £450
7 May 1863. Late of Harley Street in City of Bath deceased 9 April 1868 at Lunatic Asylum in Box in Wilts proved at Principal Registry by Mary Ann Comley of 17 Roby Place Bath Widow the Relict

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1864
COMLEY, George

Effects under £450
29 April 1864. Formerly of Birmingham but now late of Oaken Gates Salop Woollen Draper died 29 March 1864 proved by James Leek of Oaken Gates Draper sole executor.

1865
COMLEY, Thomas

18 March 1865. Late of Railway Hotel Harrow died 20 February 1865 at Railway Hotel proved by Louisa Comley of Railway Hotel Widow the Relict and sole Executrix.

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1865
Administration
COMLEY, William
late of Boughton St., St John Bedwardine, Worcester, Foreman Tailor, died 19th May 1865 at address aforesaid, administration granted to Sarah Comley, Widow and Relict.
Note in margin - this grant (Febry 1866) ceased and expired. Another grant of Administration of goods Dec 1868


1866
Administration
COMLEY William
effects under £800
7 February 1866. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of William Comley late of 22 Boughton-street in the Parish of St John in Bedwardine in the City of Worcester Foreman Tailor deceased who died 19th May 1865 at 22 Boughton-street aforesaid left unadministered by Sarah Comley Widow the Relict of the said deceased were granted at Worcester under the usual Limitations to John Comley of Twerton (near Bath) in the County of Somerset Clothworker the Grandfather and Guardian of William James Comley Albert Comley Frederick Comley Kate Comley Spinster and Fanny Comley Spinster respectively Minors and of Henry Comley Julia Annie Comley Spinster Louisa Comley Spinster and Charles Edward Comley respectively Infants the Children and only Next of Kin of the said deceased he the said John Comley having been first sworn.
Former Grant at Worcester August 1865
Handwritten note in margin - This grant ceased and expired. Another grant of Admin of goods unadministered at Worcester Dec 1868

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1867
COMLEY, William

Effects under £600
25 February 1867. Will of William Comley late of 7 Osborn Street in Parish of Whitechapel and 3 Brunswick Cottages Stoke Newington Road in St John West Hackney Middlesex dentist died 15 January 1867 at 7 Osborn Street aforesaid proved by William Henry Comly of 7 Osborn Street etc. Dentist and Edward John Comley of 7 Osborn Street etc Dentist the sons the Executors.

1868
COMELY, John
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Effects under £200
22 October 1868. Will of John Comley formerly of Tentor House St Marks Street Great Prescott Street Goodmans Fields late of 71 High Street Whitechapel both in Middlesex Surgeon deceased who died 30 April 1868 at 114 Victoria Park Road in the County aforesaid proved by Susanna Comley of 7 Selby Villas South Penge in the County of surrey Widow the relict the sole Executrix

1868
Administrations
COMLEY William
effects under £800
31 December 1868. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of William Comley late of 22 Boughton-street in the Parish of St John in Bedwardine in the City of Worcester Foreman Tailor deceased who died 19th May 1865 at 22 Boughton-street aforesaid left unadministered by Sarah Comley Widow the Relict of the said deceased were granted at Worcester under the usual Limitations to Thomas Comley of Roseland Cottage St Austell in the County of Cornwall Watchmaker's Assistant the Uncle and Guardian of William James Comley Albert Comley Frederick Comley Kate Comley Spinster Fanny Comley Spinster Henry Comley and Julia Annie Comley Spinster respectively Minors and of Louisa Comley Spinster and Charles Edward Comley respectively Infants the Children and only Next of Kin of the said deceased he the said Thomas Comley having been first sworn.
Former Grant at Worcester August 1865. The Letters of Administration granted at Worcester February 1866 having ceased and expired.

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1872
COMLEY, John Arthur

Effects under £200
27 April 1872. The Will of John Arthur Comley late of 121 Gladstone Buildings Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex who died 7 March 1872 at 5 Bear Street Leicester-square in the said County was proved at the Principal registry by Frederick Webb of 5 Bear Street Brass manufacturer the sole Executor.

1874
COMLEY, John Wardle

Effects under £7,000
25 November 1874. The Will of John Wardle Comley late of Chase Side in the Parish of Enfield in the County of Middlesex Gentleman who died 4 November 1874 at Chase Side was proved at Principal Registry by Charles Augustus Comley of 7 Well Street Oxford Street in the said County Bootmaker and George Comley and Edwin Comley both of 33 Hoxton Square in the said County Brush Makers the sons the Executors.

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1875
COMLEY, John
Effects under £1,500
The will of John Comley, formerly of Kingston-upon-Thames in the County of Surrey Gentleman but late of the "White Hart" Inn Orpington in the County of Kent who died 10 January 1875 at the "White Hart" was proved at the Principal Registry by Mary Ann Maria Lamb (Wife of William Lamb) of Kingston-upon-Thames the daughter sole Executrix

COMLEY, William John
Effects under £5,000
6th March 1875. The Will of William John Comley formerly of 48 Delancey St, Regent's Park in the County of Middlesex but late of Pension Internationale Petite Rue St. Clienne Nice in France Gentleman who died 8 February 1875 at Pension Internationale was proved at the Principal registry by Ann Comley of 66 Mornington Road Regent's Park Spinster Sister Charles Augustus Comley of 7 Wells Street Oxford Street in the said County Bootmaker the brother and William Jones Uphill of 3 Castle Street Falcon Square in the City of London Merchant the executors.

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1876
COMBLEY, James Edwards

Effects under £3,000
Double probate passed at Salisbury March 1878 (q.v.)
22 September 1876. The Will of James Edwards Combley late of Wedhampton in the Parish of Urchfont in the County of Wilts Yeoman who died 27 August 1876 at Wedhampton was proved at Salisbury by George Ruddle of West End Farm Bishops Cannings in the said County Farmer and Joseph Jackson of Devizes in the said County Solicitor two of the Executors.

COMELY, Joseph
Effects under £100
20 September 1876. The Will of Joseph Comeley late of the town of Caerleon in the County of Monmouthshire who died 9 Septmeber 1876 at Caerleon was proved at Llandaff by Margaret Comeley of Backhall Street Caerleon Widow the Relict the sole Executrix.

COMELY, William
Effects under £200
12 February 1876. The Will with a Codicil of William Comely formerly of Cowhill in the Parish of Thornbury but late of Oldbury on Severn in the Manor and Parish of Thornbury both in the County of Gloucester Gentleman who died 7 january 1876 at Oldbury on Severn was proved at Gloucester by Robert Comely of Cowhill yeoman and Walter Comely of Oldbury on Severn Yeoman the sons the executors
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1877
COMELY, Robert
Effects under £8,000
26 June 1877. The Will with a Codicil of Robert Comely late of Condicote in the County of Gloucester Farmer who died 28 April 1877 at Condicote was proved at Gloucester by John Hanks of Charlton Abbotts in the said County Farmer and John William Comely of Oddington in the said County Robert Comely of Naunton in the said County and Thomas Comely of Westfield Farm in the Parish of Guyting Power in the said County Farmers the Sons the Executors

COMLEY, Jane
Effects under £450
1 June. Administration of the effects of Jane Comley late of John's Villas London Road Redhill in the County of Surrey Widow who died 5 April 1877 at John's Villas was granted to James Cooper of 101 Seymour-place Bryanston-square in the County of Middlesex Lodging-house Keeper the Brother and one of the Next of Kin
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1878
COMBLEY, James Edwards

Personal Estate under £3,000
26 March 1878. The Will of James Edwards Combley late of Wedhampton in the Parish of Urchfont in the County of Wilts Yeoman who died 27 August 1876 at Wedhampton was proved at Salisbury by James Combley of Batheaston near Bath in the County of Somerset Corn Factor the son the other executor. Former Grant at Salisbury September 1876 (q.v.)

COMLEY, George
Personal Estate under £2,000
29 May 1878. The Will of George Comley late of 33 Hoxton-square Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex Tooth Brush maker who died 4 April 1878 at 33 Hoxton-square was proved in the Principal registry by Fanny Jane Comley of 33 Hoxton-square Widow the Relict the sole Executrix

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1879
COMLEY, William

Personal estate under £600
13 March 1879. The Will of William Comley late of 33 Brunel Street New Swindon in the County of Wilts who died 19 February 1878 at 33 Brunel Street was proved at Principal registry by John Comley of 22 George St Croom Hill Greenwich in the County of Kent Porter to the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn and George Comley of 43 Crawford Street Bryanston Square in the County of Middlesex the sons the executors

1880
COMLEY, Robert

Personal estate under £800
13 March 1880. The Will of Robert Comley late of Moredon in the Parish of Rodborne Cheney in the County of Wilts Yeoman who died 26 July 1880 at Moredon was proved at the Principal Registry by Robert Comley of 13 Brook-street Kensington-road Lambeth in the County of Surrey Coachman the Son and John Comley of 110 King-George-street Greenwich in the County of Kent Gentleman the Nephew the Executors

1881
COMLEY, Ann

Personal estate £563 8s 4d
24 October 1881. The Will of Ann Comley formerly of 27 Mornington-road Regent's Park in the County of Middlesex but late of 'The Laurels' Jasper-road Upper Norwood in the County of Surrey who died 18 September 1881 at 'The Laurels' was proved at the Principal registry by Charles Augustus Comley of 86 Islip-street Kentish Town in the County of Middlesex Bootmaker the Brother and Cornelia Homewood of 81 Mornington-road Widow the Sister the Executors

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1882
COMELY, John Brown

Personal estate £682 0s 9d
10 January 1882. Administration of the Personal estate of John Brown Comely late of Albert-street Walsall in the County of Stafford Crucible Manufacturer who died 24 December 1881 at Albert-street was granted at Lichfield to Mary Comely of Albert-street Widow the Relict.

COMLEY, Alfred Hewlett

Personal estate £470 14s
8 March 1882. The Will of Alfred Hewlett Comley late of Woodfalls in the Parish of Downton in the County of Wilts Boot and Shoe Maker who died 14 February 1882 at Woodfalls was proved at Salisbury by Hannah Comley of Woodfalls the relict the sole Executrix

COMLEY, Elizabeth
Personal estate £21 18s 9d
8 March 1882. Administration of the Personal Estate of Elizabeth Comley late of King's Caple in the County of Hereford Widow who died 14 January 1882 at King's Caple was granted at Hereford to Charles Comley of King's Caple Labourer the Son and one of the Next of Kin

COMLEY, George Frederick
Personal estate £382 3s
18 August 1882. Administration of the Personal Estate of George Frederick Comley late of the 'Marquis of Granby' Inn Penkhull in the County of Stafford Innkeeper who died 7 December 1881 at the 'Marquis of Granby'was granted at Lichfield to Louisa Comley of the 'Marquis of Granby' Widow the relict

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1883
COMLEY, Charles

Personal estate £1,378 0s 2d
2 May 1883. The Will of Charles Comley formerly of 5 Clifton-square Albert-road Peckham but late of 9 Heaton-place Peckham Rye both in the County of Surrey Law Clerk who died 3 April 1883 at 9 Heaton-place was proved at the Principal registry by William Henry James Page of 20 Shawfield-street Chelsea in the County of Middlesex Baptist Minister and George William Burrows of Caenwood House Beulah Hill Upper Norwood in the County of Surrey Esquire the Executors

COMLEY, Mary
Personal estate £1,749 11s 4d
20 March 1883. The Will with a Codicil of Mary Comley late of Heathville Villa London-road in the City of Gloucester who died 4 January 1883 at Heathville Villa was proved at Gloucester by John Bryan of the said City Solicitor and Alfred Bindon of Weston-super-Mare in the County of Somerset Lodging House Keeper the Executors

1884
COMELY, Ann

Personal estate £362 9s 1d
19 September 1884. The Will of Ann Comely late of 3 Southgate-road in the City of Winchester Spinster who died 27 January 1884 at 3 Southgate-road was proved at Winchester by John Gill Comely of 3 Southgate-road Land Surveyor the sole Executor

COMLY, Thomas
Personal estate £162 11s 3d
21 February 1884. The Will of Thomas Comly late of West Kington in the County of Wilts Yeoman who died 11 January 1884 was proved at salisbury by Elizabeth Comly of West Kington Widow the Relict the sole Executor

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1885
COMELY, Robert

Personal estate £590 2s 8d
25 July 1885. The Will of Robert Comely late of Westend Oldbury on Severn Thornbury in the County of Gloucester gentleman who died 15 March 1885 at Westend was proved at Gloucester by Elizabeth Comely of Westend Widow the Relict Walter Comely of Cowhill Thornbury Gentleman the Brother John Cullimore of the City of Chester Gentleman the Executors

1886
COMELY, Robert

Personal estate £1,408 14s
9 April 1886. Administration (with the Will) of the Personal Estate of Robert Comely the Younger late of Naunton in the County of Gloucester Farmer who died 28 January 1886 at Naunton was granted at the Principal Registry to Frederick John Comely of 17 Montpellier-villas Cheltenham in the said County Corn Dealer the son one of the Residuary Legatees substituted

COMLEY, George
Personal estate £266 0s 1d
9 April 1886. The Will of George Comley late of Cravells-road Harpenden in the County of Hertford who died 16 March 1886 at Cravells-road was proved at the Principal registry by Sarah Hodge (Wife of Robert Hodge) of Chulmleigh in the County of Devon the Daughter and Walter Keen of High-street Hemel Hempstead in the said County of Hertford Butcher two of the Executors

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1888
COMELY, Ernest Edward

Personal estate £1,744 0s 7d
19 November 1888. The Will of Ernest Edward Comely late of 426 High-street Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester Grocer who died 27 October 1888 at Westfield Hawling in the said County was proved at Gloucester by Amelia Bessie Comely of 426 High-street Widow the Relict and Basil Comely of the Manor Farm Fairford in the said County Farmer the Brother the Executors

COMLEY, Joseph James
Personal estate £6,328 9s 3d
18 February 1888. The Will of Joseph James Comley late of St Ives in the County of Cornwall Outfitter who died 4 January 1888 was proved at Bodmin by Carloline Lucinia Comley of St Ives Widow the Relict the sole Executrix

COMLEY, Mary Ellen
Personal estate £1,429 3s 10d
The Will of Mary Ellen Comley late of Sugden House 59 Lillieshall-road Clapham in the County of Surrey Spinster who died 20 June 1888 at Sugden House was proved at the Principal Registry by Wallace Breem of Watten-road Dorking in the said County Brewer the Nephew the sole Executor

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1889
COMLAY, William

Personal estate £76 12s 2d
4 October 1889 The Will with a Codicil of William Comlay late of 13 Havant-road Buckland Portsea in the County of Southampton who died 18 June 1889 at 13 Havant-road was proved at Winchester by James May Hooper of 187 Somers-road Southsea in the said County Fitter in Her Majesty's Dockyard at Portsmouth and John Hooper Comlay of 122 Toronto-road Buckland Shipwright in the said Dockyard the Executors

COMLEY, Maria otherwise Maria-hannah
Personal estate £118 19s 6d
12 October 1889. The Will of Maria Comley otherwise Maria-hannah Comley formerly of 51 Mount-street Westminster-Bridge-road in the County of Surrey but late of 34 Prince-of-Wales-road Kentish Town in the County of Middlesex Spinster who died 21 July at 34 Prince-of-Wales-road was proved at the Principal Registry by Cornelia Homewood of 2 New-West-end Finchley-road Hampstead in the County of Middlesex Widow the Sister the sole Executrix

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1890
COMELY, Henry Daniel otherwise Henry

Personal estate £44 1s 9d
27 January 1890. The Will of Henry Daniel otherwise Henry Comely late of 'The Roebuck' in the Parish of Corsham in the County of Wilts Innkeeper who died 8 August 1888 at Corsham was proved at Salisbury by Sarah Ann Comely of 'The Roebuck' Widow the Relict the sole Executrix

COMELY, Joseph
Personal estate £30
22 February 1890. Administration (with the Will) of the Personal Estate of Joseph Comely late of Point Marquet in the Island of Jersey Station Master on the Jersey Railway who died 15 May 1889 at Point Marquet was granted at the Principal Registry to Maria Whitfield of Galloway House Carlton-road Putney in the County of Surrey Spinster the Neice the Residuary Legatee

COMLEY, Mary Ann
Personal estate £237 15s 6d
4 December 1890. Administration of the Personal Estate of Mary Ann Comley (Wife of James Edward Comley) late of 24 Moira-terrace Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan who died 9 June 1888 as 24 Moira-terrace was granted at Llandaff to the said James Edward Comley of 24 Moira-terrace Wholesale Fancy Dealer

COMLEY, Sydney Curtis
Personal estate £40 12s 8d
10 June 1890. Administration of the Personal Estate of Sydney Curtis Comley late of Tynesdale Chesterfield-road Ashley Hill in the City and County of Bristol a bachelor who died 19 April 1890 at Tynesdale was granted at Bristol to Caroline Lucinia Comley of Tynesdale Widow the Mother and only Next of Kin

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1891
COMLEY, James

Personal estate £987 18s 5d
19 August 1891. Administration (with the Will) of the Personal Estate of James Comley late of the Burges and of 9 Cope-street both in the City of Coventry Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer a widower who died 8 February 1891 at 9 Cope-street was granted at Birmingham to Arthur Ernest Comley of 1 and 2 Burges in the said City Furniture Dealer the Son the Next of Kin

COMLEY, Joseph
Personal estate £629 10s
The Will of Joseph Comley formerly of 42 Shardeloes-road Lewisham-High-road in the County of Kent but late of 8 Shawbury-road Lordship-lane in the County of Surrey who died 2 January 1891 at 4 Shawbury-road was proved at the Principal Registry by Charles Frederick Adams of Highfield Underhill-road East Dulwich in the County of Surrey Appraiser the sole Executor

COMLEY, Selina Mary
Personal estate £40 14s
19 September 1891. Administration of the Personal Estate of Selina Mary Comley (Wife of James Comley) late of Cope-street in the City of Coventry who died 23 August 1890 at Cope-street was granted at Birmingham to Arthur Ernest Comley of the Burgess in the said City Furniture Dealer the Administrator (with Will) of the Personal Estate of the said James Comley

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In 1892 the format given in the books changed and omitted some of the detail of earlier years.
1892
COMLEY, John

Effects £172 7s 6d
Comley John of Penylan near Castletown Monmouthsire died 5 December 1891 Probate at Llandaff to James Comley Master Mariner

1894
COMLEY, Ann

Effects £15
Comley Ann of Bridgend Glamorgan Widow died 10 April 1893 Administration London 18 May to Henry Beeche Comley Confectioner

1895
COMLEY, Joseph Baker

Effects £1,911 10s 11d
Comley Joseph Baker of Coventry Collector and House Agent died 27 February 1895 Probate Birmingham 8 June to Ann Baker Caldicott (Wife of Thomas Caldicott) and Ruth Ellen Barrow Widow

COMLEY, Sarah
Effects £254 8s 5d
Comley Sarah of Island Cottage Harpenden Herts Widow died 7 May 1894 Administration London to Sarah Hodge (Wife of Robert Hodge)

1896
COMELY, John Gill

Effects £503 18s 4d
Comely John Gill of 3 Southgate-road Winchester Land Agent and Surveyor died 29 February 1896 probate Winchester to Edward Douglas Goodwin Solicitor

1897
COMLEY, Sarah

Effects £35
Comley Sarah of 15 Margaret's-hill Bath Widow died 11 April 1895 probate Bristol 18 May to Louisa Birth (wife of Richard Birth)

1898 and 1899 - nil

Hampshire Wills
Wills held at Hampshire Record Office in Winchester
Includes named beneficiaries, etc.:
'a' in reference = archdeaconry
'b' in reference = Bishopric
'ad' in reference = Administration
Name Ref No Place Occupation Other
Paul COMLEY 1728ad050 Isle of Wight    
 
John COMLEY 1740b024 Winchester, St Swithin Blacksmith  
To loving wife Sarah
Signed 2nd May 1740
Proved 9th August 1740
John COMLEY 1741ad044 Otterbourne Blacksmith  
Admon to Jane Comley, widow on 21st December 1741
Abraham COMLEY 1757a032 Romsey Tallow Chandler son of Thomas
To loving wife Hannah
To honoured father Thomas
Brother Thomas
Sister Sarah Comley
Brother John
Signed 3rd December 1756
Thomas COMLEY 1761a017 Romsey Malster  
To my son John Comley
Wife Mary
Son Thomas
Daughter Sarah, marrying Clement Sharp
Brother Samuel Comley
Signed 4th November 1760
Proved 9th April 1761
Sarah COMLEY 1779a027 Winchester, St Michael Widow  
To brother Robert Wheable
Sister in law Miriam Wheable of Avington
William Windsor and Sarah his wife
Signed 20th December 1773
Proved 11th November 1779
James COMLEY 1811ad20 North Stoneham    
Caroline Scorey, daughter , wife of Thomas Scorey
13 July 1811
John COMLEY 1813b07 Romsey Extra Bricklayer  
To wife Elizabeth
Son John Comley - baker
Daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas Skeats
Signed 4th April 1813
7th October 1813
Elizabeth COMLEY 1818ad12 Romsey Extra Widow  
Admon to John Comley, grocer, 10th October 1818
Samuel COMLEY 1825a15 Romsey Cordwainer  
Wife Anna Comley, at her death to my children 22/12/1803
Agreed by children of deceased that if any dye and leave children they shall inherit their part
James Webb Comley
Jane Comley
Wm Comley
Samuel Comley
John Comley
Witness(?) Moses Comley, Hannah Comley
17th June 1825 Anna Comley duly sworn - sum did not exceed £450


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