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Dorchester

Index of Wills and Letters of Administration (1413 - 1700)

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester August 2009
(Last updated March 2014)


[354 Records]

Note: Prefix BPC = Index to Dorset Wills and Administrations in the Probate Registry at Blandford, Dorset: -- Prefix DHC Copy held at the Dorset History Center Dorchester most of these are now (Oct 2012) available to members of ancestry.com -- Prefix P = Wiltshire & Swindon Archives and are increasingly available on line follow link-- Prefix PCC= Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Prefix PROB = Wills available on line at the National Archives -- Prefix SPC = Calendar of Dorset Wills and Administrations in the Salisbury Probate Court:

Note: The dates given are likely to be the date of probate or when administration was issued rather than date of death. As such deaths are likely to be in that year or the year before, but can be many years earlier. I have also carried out a quick check against surviving Parish Burial Registers for a couple of years before the year given below and commented accordingly. Many of these Wills & Administrations have been indexed separately by Dorset and Wiltshire Record Offices so they will show the SPC as well as P reference numbers. These indexes are not identical. Wiltshire for example tends to include the persons trade.

Note: Some Wills are listed here for years where no parish register has survived and may be an indicator that they died recently in the Parish. The Wills themselves or comments made on the bottom or reverse of the will may reveal more detail about actual date and place of death and of course hopefully family relationships. Where wills are available on line I have tried to scan them and list beneficiaries and other important facts mentioned in the wills. This is not possible where the wills are at the National or Wiltshire Archives as they have to be purchased individually. The fact that someone was from Dorchester does not necessarily mean that they died there & may account for there being no entry in Dorchester's Parish Registers.

NOTE: If you have a copy of any of these wills (which are often difficult to read) I am willing to transcribe it properly for you in exchange for permission to display the transcription on this site. Please make contact by email at-- Mikeatstrayleaves[insert the @ symbol here]yahoo.com -- please state "OPC Dorchester/Fordington" in the subject line.


NAME DATE Ref Comments
Will of Alianor wife of Robert BAKER 30 Oct 1405 D/BLX/T51/13   DHC Index entry:- Dated at Dorchester, 30th October, 7 Henry IV (1405) Robert Baker, Richard Bertlot, clerk, executors of will of Alianor, wife of Robert Baker, Robert Bertram and Alice his wife. Witnesses: John Pury senior, Thomas Budde, John Jurdan, Reginald Jacob, John Boinell, Robert Moss and Thomas Baker: 2 red seals portraying religious scene and coat of arms
Will of John WASPRAY [WESTSPRAY] of Dorchester, Dorset December 1413 PROB 11/2A This is John WESTSPRAY husband of Matilda mentioned in the Municipal Records of Dorchester see Charters 241 & 261.
Will of Richard BEEK of Dorchester, Dorset 13 November 1418 PROB 11/2B  
Probate of will of Henry PREST of Dorchester made Thursday next after feast of St. Lucie, virgin (14th December) 1419, and proved at Dorchester, 14 January 1419/20. 14 Dec 1419 DHC: D/BLX/F39 Asks for body to be buried at Fordington St. George, and gives money to that church and All Saints Dorchester; gives house in alley next to Durngate Street to William Spycer, Roger Beterok and John Serle who are to sell it and give half of the money to Alice his wife. They are also his executors. 2 seals of which one is all but gone and the other, that of the bailiffs of Dorchester, is in very good condition
Will of Calford SAMWYSE [SAMWAYS] of Dorchester, Dorset 25 September 1487 PROB 11/8  
Will of William KYNG [KING] of Holy Trinity Parish Dorchester 1492 PE/DO(HT)/MI 1 Held st DHC
Will of John WILMOTT of Dorchester, Dorset 20 October 1498 PROB 11/11  
Will of Robert BAYTE, Draper of Dorchester, Dorset 11 February 1513 PROB 11/17  
Will and probate of John DRAKE, dated 31st July, 1513, 31 July 1513 D/BLX/T54   DHC Index Entry:- 1 house (later 2) on north side of street (some deeds say east). (Bedford, Hakney, Killingfforde, Wilson, Drake, Haydon, Churchill, Henninge, Lancaster). Includes will and probate of John Drake, dated 31st July, 1513, which mentions this property which he leaves to his wife Edith. (Seal of bailiffs of Dorchester almost intact).
Will of Robert ADDEN [ADYN?] of Dorchester, Dorset 02 February 1515 PROB 11/18  
Will of John WILLIAMS or [WILLYAMS] of Dorchester, Dorset 19 December 1515 PROB 11/18  
Will of John HOMES of Dorchester, Dorset 19 April 1547 PROB 11/31  
Will of John ESTON, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 29 February 1549 PROB 11/32  
Will of Robert SUELLING, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 19 March 1554 PROB 11/36  
Will of John CHURCHELL [CHURCHILL] of Dorchester, Dorset 25 August 1557 PROB 11/39  
Will of Thomas GAYE [GAIE or GAY] , Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset [See also 9th May 1562] 26 April 1561 PROB 11/44  
Sentence of Thomas GAIE of Dorchester, Dorset [See 26th Apr 1561] 09 May 1562 PROB 11/45  
Will of Robert ADYN [ADIN], Draper of Dorchester, Dorset 20 June 1564 PROB 11/47  
Will of Richard STRAFORD] [or STRATFORD] of Dorchester, Dorset 31 October 1566 PROB 11/48  
Will of Richard HAYNE, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset 18 March 1570 PROB 11/52  
Will of Katheryn ADYN [ADIN], Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 05 May 1570 PROB 11/52  
Will of John DAVIE [or DAVY or DAVYE] of Dorchester, Dorset 27 May 1570 PROB 11/52  
Will of Christopher HOLE of Dorchester, Dorset 27 October 1570 PROB 11/52 [Note:- See Charter 676 where referred to as a Gentleman living on the east side of High North Street, in 1556]
Will of Margerie MARKSFILL widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note Difficult to transcribe attempted in full - The surname is spelt differently when the document was filed (as Margeriæ MARKSFILL) and again when probate was registered (as Margerie MARKSFELD) Dated 24 Mar 1572
Proved 21 Apr 1572
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1659 event record 20

In the name of God Amen the xxiiijth day of Marche in the xiiijth yereof the reign of or Sovereign Lady Elizerbeth ec I Margery MARKYSFYLL wyddow beying syeke of boddy and pfytt of good remembrance do make thyes my last wyll & testment in mannr & foyme followying fyrst I geve my soule to Almyghty god and my boddy to be buryedd with the churche yeryd of Sayntte Peteres in Dorchester Itm I geve to the mother churche of Brystell ? v - iiijd Itm to the church of All Saynte in Dorchester v - & ijd Itm to them thein? other kynye of? me in sayntte peter churche v - xxd Itm I geve and bequeth to Lettia KAYNELL of C?anefyd foy v - xxd Itm I geve to the poor people of Dorchester v xd Itm I geve to Johanne PETTRES my Nephew ???? one strene one kerchyff and a whyte peteycote Itm I geve to the churche of Saynte Peteres v - xxd Itm I geve to Margarett SOMERS my daughter?? v -xd Itm I geve to my daughters?? Kitchyn stooywe?? Itm I geve to Agnes ???? Kyspyll one kytell and a payre of syl?? Iathes Itm to any of my god chyldrne v iiijd the

[In Modern English} In the name of God Amen the 24th day of March in the 14th year of the reign of our Soverign Lady Elizabeth etc I Margery MARKSFILL widow being sick in body [but of] good remembrance do make this my Last Will & Testament in manner and form following. First I give my soul to Almighty God and my body to be buried within the churchyard of St Peter's in Dorchester. Item: I give to the mother church of Bristol? viz 4d? Item: to the church of All Saints in Dorchester viz 12d? Item: to ?? in St Peters church 20 pence ------

Note:- The 14th year of the reign of Charles II ran from 17th Nov 1571 to 16th Nov 1572

Will of John PALMER the elder of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 23rd April 1573] Will dated 2 Mar 1572: 26 May 1573 PROB 11/55 + Ancestry Will: To be buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester: Bequests to Cathedral Salisbury + 3 churches in Dorchester + St Georges Fordington & others: Poor of 3 parishes in Dorchester; Wife Marion inherits all lands premises etc in Dorchester for life if unmarried (also executrix) then to son & heir Ralph, then son John: Bequests to sons William & Thomas and Elizabeth (daughter?) (brewing house to Wm) daughters Alice and Norne? Thomazine, Joane, Edith Palmer. Neighbour Luke Aden, William Gardener, and son Ralph Palmer appointed overseerers. [Note:- John was probably the John PALMER who was Bailiff of Dorchester in 1556; 1561 and again in 1567. His wife Marion was buried at HT on 7th July 1597. His son and heir Ralph Palmer died and was buried at HT on 24th jan 1609/10 and left a will proved 26th May 1610 see below]
Will of John VYNIE [or VINE], Weaver of Dorchester, Dorset 24 November 1574 PROB 11/56  
Will of Raynolde GAYE of All Hallows Dorchester, Dorset 08 November 1575 PROB 11/57  
Will of Henry BEAKE of Dorchester, Dorset 28 January 1577 PROB 11/59  
Will of Stephen BRENT or Brente of Dorchester, Dorset 31 October 1580 PROB 11/62  
Will of Henry WHITTLE, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 02 December 1580 PROB 11/62  
Administration of the estate of John SELLER of Dorchester, Dorset 1581 PCC folio 10 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London
Will of Rycharde [Richard] WYLLINS of Dorchester, Dorset 23 July 1586 PROB 11/69  
Will of Thomas LYMSTER alias FOXWELL, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 19 October 1586 PROB 11/69  
Will of Richard SALTER, Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset 23 June 1587 PROB 11/70  
Will of Joane UPHAM, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 24 October 1587 PROB 11/71  
Will of Peter GOODFELLOWE of Dorchester All Saints, Dorset 31 January 1588 PROB 11/72  
Will of Richarde CORBIN of Holy Trinity Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester :- Richard CORBIN was buried ye viijth [8th] of Ffebruary [1587/8]

Dated 21st Jan 1587:

Proved 11 May 1588

PROB 11/72 Richard CORBIN (d.1587/8) a baker by trade, son of John CORBIN (c1495-1566) baker by trade and Bailiff of Dorchester 1547/9. Follow link for transcription of his will
Administration for the estate of Robert FORTE of Dorchester, Dorset 1589 PCC Folio 97 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London
Will of William ROYEN [or Roeyn] of Dorchester, Dorset 03 October 1589 PROB 11/74  
Will of Henry CARDROE, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset {See 19th Feb 1594 below] 14 November 1592 PROB 11/83  
Sentence of Henry CARDRO of Dorchester, Dorset {See 14th Nov 1594 above] 19 February 1594 PROB 11/83  
Will of Nicholas LYMSTER alias FOXWELL [or Limster] of Dorchester, Dorset 01 March 1594 PROB 11/83  
Will of Richard WEBB, Clerk of Dorchester, Dorset 23 October 1594 PROB 11/84 Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Dorchester 20th Sep 1594
Will of John ADYN [or ADIN], Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 20 January 1598 PROB 11/91 See 'Sentence' 4 June 1603 below-
Will of John ROPER of Dorchester, Dorset 09 March 1598 PROB 11/91  
Will of Humfrye PIRRYE [or Pirry], Husbandman of Dorchester, Dorset 19 May 1598 PROB 11/91  
Will of George FOYE, Sheereman of Dorchester, Dorset 28 May 1601 PROB 11/97 Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester about April 1601 (parish register badly damaged)His widow Agnes also left a Will See 14 February 1611 below]
Will of William CHURCHILL, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 18 November 1602 PROB 11/100  
Will of Thomas GALLTON [GALTON] of Dorchester, Dorset 22 April 1603 PROB 11/101  
Sentence of John ADYN [or ADIN],of Dorchester, Dorset 04 June 1603 PROB 11/101 See will 20 Jan 1598 above
Will of John DIGHTE [ or Dight], Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 12 November 1603 PROB 11/102  
Will of William GOLSEY, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 08 February 1608 PROB 11/111  
Will of William READE, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 30 September 1608 PROB 11/112 Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 28 July 1608
Will of George SMYTH [SMITH], Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 01 June 1609 PROB 11/114 Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Jan 1608/9
Will of Thomas TOOMES alias Tanner of Dorchester Saint Peter, Dorset 03 February 1610 PROB 11/115  
Will of Ralph PALMER, Vintner of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 04 Jan 1609/10.] Will dated 17 Feb 1607/8: Proved London 26 May 1610 PROB 11/115 + image ancestry.com Will: dated 17th Feb 1607 of Ralph PALMER of Dorchester a Vintner: To be buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester; House other outrooms and household stuff within to remain in possession of wife Johan [i.e. abbreviated form of Johanna meaning Joan or Jane he later refers to her as Joane ] for life Joan also executrix. Bequest to William Palmer 2nd son left 7 beds with furnishings in various rooms adjoining the Lane called Pease Lane next to the brewhouse & all brewing vessels; rest to son Thomas Palmer my eldest son or Elinor his wife refers to indenture dated 20th March 45th year reign Elizabeth 1st [1602] between Ralph Palmer & John Jones yeoman of Owermoigne deceased and Angell Smith of Stratton gent. Bequest £50 to son Henry Palmer to daughter Agnes the wife of John COMFRY £10. Friends Angel Smith and Christopher May Overseers. Witnessed by john Scott; Thomas Palmer, the sign of Christopher Way, William Palmer, Henry Beydon. Probate granted at London before John Bennett Doctor of Law Administration granted to Joane Palmer upon oath to duly administer his estate the 26th day of May in the year 1610 [Note:- Ralph Palmer was Bailiff of Dorchester in 1589. See his fathers will (John PALMER) above dated 2nd Mar 1572 who was buried at HT 23rd Apr 1573 also comments regarding his mother and siblings. His daughter Agnes married John Comfrey at Holy trinity Church on 08-Apr 1607 see their marriage for a list of their children]
Will of Henrie EDWARDES, Yeoman of Holy Trinity Dorchester, Dorset 13 November 1610 PROB 11/116 Note:- A Henry the sonne of John EDWARDES buyed the xxiijth [23rd] day of May [1608] at Holy Trinity?
Will of Symon [Simon] CHURCHOWSE [or CHURCHOUSE]Tailor of Dorchester, Dorset 10 January 1611 PROB 11/117  
Will of Elizabeth SMITHE or Smith, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 19 January 1611 PROB 11/117  
Will of Agnes FOY [or FOY], Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 14 February 1611 PROB 11/117 Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester :- Agnes FFOY widow was buryed the xxijth [22nd] of November 1610 [Note:- George FOY married Agnes HAMOND at HT on 01-Oct 1574 and had 4 children baptised in HT: George FOY was buried at HT in 1601 & also left a Will]
Will of Thomas FORDE, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 08 May 1611 PROB 11/117 May have been buried St Peters Dec 1611?
Will of Thomas DAVIDGE, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 23 February 1614 PROB 11/123 See Transcription of his Will dated 9th December 1613
Will of Joseph EAYRES [or EYRES], Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset 23 November 1614 PROB 11/124  
Will of John GREENE, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 07 February 1615 PROB 11/125 See Transcription of his Will dated 10th September 1613
Will of James YOKENEY, Tailor of Dorchester, Dorset 13 May 1616 PROB 11/127  
Will of Thomas TOLDERVIE, Chandler of Dorchester, Dorset 26 October 1616 PROB 11/128 Note:- Surname can be spelt Toldervy or Toldervey. A Thomas Toldervy Tallow Chandler is mentioned in the Will of Richard Bury [1584-1661] Mayor of Dorchester in 1640 who might be a descandant?
Will of Jerome HARRIS of Holy Trinity Dorchester, Dorset 08 February 1617 PROB 11/129  
Will of John HARDEY of Dorchester, Dorset 09 May 1617 Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1888-1899, 1905-1906 Folio 114 Beneficiaries John, Nephew; during minority of John, Charles, Jane, Catherine and Giles children of deceased (Fresh letters granted 1621)
Will of Raphe SMITHE or Smythe of Dorchester, Dorset 26 May 1617 PROB 11/129  
Will of Mathew CHUBB, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- See also the will of his widow Margaret CHUBB proved 14th May 1628] Dated 21st Jun 1617
Proved 15 July 1617
PROB 11/130 - 74 Weldon Mathew Chubb the elder became a goldsmith and the richest man in Dorchester - see Fire from Heaven - his father John CHUBB from Misterton near Crewkerne married a Dorchester woman and around 1548, soon after Mathew juniors birth they moved to the town. Mathew Chubb married Margaret who died 1628 see below.
WILL: 5 shillings to church buried in; 5s to each church Holy Trinity; St Peters and All Saints : Bequest to wife Margaret all goods chattles real and personal effects + sole executrix; Bequests:: to kinsman Thomas BUCKLER £100; to kinsman William BUCKLER £50; Samuel YOUNG now dwelling in house with me £50; Joyce HARVEY kinswoman now living in my house £50; Elizabeth JAMES now living in my house £10; to cozen Henry HAGGARD £50; Mathew LEENOWE living in my house £50; Alexander CHUBB now living in my house £10; Roger POMFEY of Dorchester £5; Whereas there is due to me from the King the sum of £1,000 which was used to rebuild Dorchester after the fire - £500 to go to bailiffs and burgeses of Dorchester ; Bequest to Almshouses at Shaston £130: Bequest to Almshouses Crewkerne Somerset £100; Bequest poor of the Almshouses in Dorchester black cloaks ;Overseers friends Humphrey Bishop Richard Blatchford humphrey Joliffe gent and Elliott Johnson ; after the death of his wife bequeath unto my brothers son Matthew CHUBB now living in my house the Rectory and -------with his appurtenances which lately bought and purchased if Sir ???? Raleigh Knight ; bequest to wife of house within which i dwell for term of 30 years if she live so long after me Mathew CHIBB
Will of Nicholas MARTEN, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 11 June 1619 PROB 11/133  
Will of Lawrence STAFFORD of Dorchester, Dorset 18 October 1619 PROB 11/134 [Note:- Might be Lawrence Stratford goldsmith (charter 708) who was bailiff of Dorchester 1582 & constable 1593].
Simon GORTLEY of Dorchester 31 Oct 1619 Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1888-1899, 1905-1906 - Folio 41 - probate to John brother
Will of Nicholas Purches, [i.e. PURCHASE] Baker of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Link to Full transcription of His Nuncupative Will] as abbreviated opposite -

Nicholas Purchase was buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 15 Mar 1619/20
Dated 12 March 1619/20

Proved 27 May 1620
PROB 11/135 FFH Page 140 " Old Nicholas Purchase who died in 1620, was a baker who was branching out into the brewing trade ----etc refers to his sons Joseph and Aquilla Purchase who was Master of Trinity School and emigrated to New England.

PCC Will:- Nicholas PURCHASE of Dorchester, baker (Nuncupative will dated 12 March 1619/20) To be buried near my wife; bequests to church and poor of Trinity; Executor Joseph PURCHASE son ld in Fordington Field held by lease of Sir George Trenchard Kt; daughter Elizabeth CORBIN wife of Henry CORBIN; Easter garden plot behind malt house ; daughter Jane wife of William WINSOR and her children; Nicholas son son of said William WINSOR (und 21) ; Jane PERRYN dau of my dau Margaret wife of Raphe PERRYN; Thomas WINSOR and Joan his wife, her son John PURCHES; St Peters Church; Dorchester School and almswomen there; Overseers Raphe Kellwaye of Torson and Thomas Reade of Dorchester Witnesses Humphrey Jolyffe and Thomas READ probate 27th May 1620
Will of Hughe HORSFORLD or Horsford, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 09 March 1621 PROB 11/137 Note:- Brother of William HORSFORDE Alderman and capital Burgess of Dorchester whose will was proved 25 Jan 1622/3
Will of Richard BARKER, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 06 November 1621 PROB 11/138 Constable of Dorchester See FFH pages 23,28,36: See page 39 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 29 Aug 1621; Alderman of Dorchester; See also 24 May 1623 below
Will of William HORSFORDE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 25 January 1622/3 PROB 11/141 See page 39 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 16th Aug 1621 & Transcription of his Will dated 30th June 1621. Note his brother Hugh pre deceased him his will being proved above 9th March 1621.
Will of Oliver HAYNE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 04 February 1623 PROB 11/141 See page 49 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 13 Dec 1622: Also See St Peters Burials File for image of memorial plaque and Pedigree in Visitatiion of Dorset 1623 page 54: Husband of Cicely the daughter of William ADYN of Dorchester and father of Morgan Hayne
Letter of Administration for the estate of Nicholas TUBBE, of Dorchester, Dorset granted to Anne TUBBE widow, relict and administratrix of the deceased also bound with her Andrew DUCH carpenter of Corfe Castle. Witnesses Gervase RUSSELL & Thomas BARNES [Note:- Rev. Gervase RUSSELL MA. was appointed vicar of Worth Matravers 29 June 1636 but appears to have lived prior to that at Corfe Castle where he witnessed wills eg Anthony Daccombe of CC will 12 Mar 1620 and was overseer of the will of John Dolling of CC dated 15 Sep 1631. He died at WM 1st mar 1636/7] 29 Feb 1623 DHC Cc/I event record 96 Image Ancestry.com Note:- Ancestry incorrectly have this recorded under Nicholas COBBE. The Letter of Administration starts with - Noverint universi y' p'sents nos [Know all men by these presents that I] Anna TUBBE de [of] Dorsechister [Dorchester] in Cond Dorst [in the county of Dorset] vidua [widow] et [and] Andream [Andreas or Andrew] DUCH de [of] Corffe Castell prut Carpenter ------. This is quite important as most records this far back have not survived. Also later records also show the TUBB family in Dorchester eg the burial of a Nicholas TUBB at Fordington on 21st Jan 1678/9
Will of Edmond BENVENEWE, Hellyer of Dorchester, Dorset 03 April 1623 PROB 11/141 See page 50 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 burnt during fire 30 Jan 1622/23 died 1st Feb 1622/23.
Sentence of Richard BARKER of Dorchester, Dorset 24 May 1623 PROB 11/141 See Will 6 Nov 1621 above
Will of Toby SANDFORD, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 01 November 1623 PROB 11/142 See page 53 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 21 Aug 1623 Physician
Will of Richarde CUFFE, Vintner of Dorchester, Dorset 25 June 1625 PROB 11/146 Note:- had children bap Holy Trinity
Will of Alice WILSTON, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 17 June 1626 PROB 11/149 Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 3rd April 1626
Will of Robert BLANDFORD, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 26 June 1626 PROB 11/149 Note page 77 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 19 Nov 1625 "died Robert BLANDFORD servant to Mr GARDNER, having been bitten by a mad dog 6 weeks before".
Will of Francis BROWNE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 12 October 1627 PROB 11/152 Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 11 May 1627
Will of Margarett CHUBB or Chub, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset
[See transcription of her Will dated 18 April 1625]
Dated 18 Apr 1625
Probate 14 May 1628
PROB 11/153 Note page 94 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 18th Jan 1627/28 "Mrs CHUBB died and gave all her lands and goods to Mr COKER the Goldsmith, and to a little boy of his called Matthew CHUB, upon condition that he should marry with Joane, second daughter to Mr COKER". See Will of her husband Mathew CHUBB dated 21st June and proved 15th July 1617 above.
Will of Richard BUSHROD, Haberdasher of Dorchester, Dorset 03 January 1629 PROB 11/155 Richard BUSHROD  [1575 –1628] Merchant Adventurer of Dorchester includes transcription of his Will
Will of John GOULD or Gold, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 10 Nov by sons John & James) 10 November 1630 PROB 11/158 Note page 111 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 13 Jun 1630 "This day my unkle Mr John GOULD died, and in his place of the 15 was chosen upon yje 4th October Mr William PERKINS and for a Feoffee of Trinity his son James:"
Will of Joane GOULD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 22 Dec by Gilbert LODER Gent) 22 December 1630 PROB 11/158 Note page 113 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 9 Dec 1630 " Mrs Joane GOULD Widow 9 December." Also mentioned by Hutchins as a benefactor who left money for the maintenance of Chubb's almshouses (page370)
Will of William PERKINS, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved of the parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester by his father John PERKINS) 02 July 1631 PROB 11/160 Note page 115 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 7th Feb 1630/31 "This day Mr William PERKINS my brother [i.e. brother in law] died , and Mr John LONG succeeded him in the place of Capital Burgess : his wife was delivered of a daughter called Mary the 24th of the same month". Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 25 Feb 1630/1
Sentence of Joan GOULD or Goulde, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 02 July 1631 PROB 11/160 See possible will 22 Dec 1630 above
Will of Thomas DOWRIDG or DOWRIDGE, Needle Maker of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 14 Feb by Joseph PATIE Joseph PURCHASE & William PATIE) 14 February 1633 PROB 11/163 Year Book Abstracts use surname DOWRREG
Will of George GOULD, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 18 Apr by relict Joan) 18 April 1633 PROB 11/163 (30 Russell) Note pages 129 & 177 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 15 March 1632/33 "George GOULD 15 ditto [ March 1632/3]. Clothier of Dorchester. Governor of the Hospital in 1627"
Will of Robert GIRDLER, Book Binder of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 11 July by relict Anne) 11 July 1633 PROB 11/164 (65 Russell)  
Will of Andrew SPRATLING, Feltmaker of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 16 May by relict Jane) 16 May 1634 PROB 11/165 (37 Seager) Note page 142 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 entry for 23 february 1633/34 'Andrew SPRATLIN died 23 February 1633/4]
Will of John COOTH, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset (Year Book Abstracts = proved 16 May by relict Margery) 16 May 1634 PROB 11/165 (40 Seager) Note page 136 William WHITEWAY of Dorchester His Diary 1618-1635 ' Mr John COOTH died 12 October 1633]
Will of William WHITEWAY, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 07 September 1635 PROB 11/169 Note:- see transcription of will of William WHITEWAY (1599-1635)
Will of Sir Frauncis ASHLEY, Serjeant at Law to the King 19 May 1636 PROB 11/171 Note: See Separate Biography on this site.Sir Francis ASHLEY (1569-1635) Also mentioned by Hutchins as a benefactor who left money for the maintenance of Chubb's almshouses (page370) Buried at St Peters in a Vault
Will of Nicholas VAWTER, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 20 May 1637 PROB 11/174  
Will of Honer ROCKWELL, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 26 January 1638 PROB 11/176  
Will of Mary TERRY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 12 February 1638 PROB 11/176 Mary TERRY  Widow & sister of Rev.John White: Buried (Source Rose Troup) 17th Oct 1637 Holy Trinity.
Will of George CLARKE, Husbandman of Dorchester, Dorset 26 April 1638 PROB 11/176  
Will of Thomas TRAYTE, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 08 May 1638 PROB 11/177 FFH page 208 refers to " Jane TRAYTE widow of a prosperous clothier lent £80 in September 1644 --" who may have been his wife - necessary to order Will to confirm.
Will of Joseph PURCHAS [or PURCHASE], Baker of Dorchester, Dorset 03 November 1638 PROB 11/178 Eldest son of Nicholas Purchase who died 1620 (see 27 May 1620 above) and married at HT on 9th Nov 1618 to Elizabeth HASELBURY - Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 9th October 1638
Will of John CHURCHELL [or CHURCHILL], Yeoman of Holy Trinity in Dorchester, Dorset 12 February 1640 PROB 11/182 Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 10th June 1639 [Note:- See his marriage at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 19-Jun 1622 to Joane EDWARDS for more information about this family]
Will of William WHITEWAY, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 06 May 1640 PROB 11/183 Note:- The father of William Whiteway (1599-1635) the diarist (see 7 Sep 1635 above) and a Merchant of Dorchester
Inventory & Will of Virtue HUNTON widow of Dorchester 1640 P2/H/546 Parish Registers have not survived
Will of Allane TRIGG or TRIGGE, Bachelor of Dorchester, Dorset 08 February 1641 PROB 11/185  
Will of Elinor CHURCHILL, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Widow of John Churhill (1568-1621) of Muston Piddlehinton to be buried at St Peters] Dated 16 April 1641
Proved 10 July 1641
PROB 11/186 See 1677 Visitation of Dorset Elinor daughter of Sir John Miller of Little Bredy (Winterbourne Came) wife of John Churchill of Muston in Piddlehinton Esq who matriculated at Harts Hall Oxford 1587 adm MT 1589. See Visitation 6 sons 4 daughters.

Will: Body to be buried near her dear husband in St Peters Church in Dorchester; Items in remembrance of my love Son Richard £10; son John £10; som Maximillion £10; son Thomas £10; to my goddaughter Elinor now Cooper £10; To her sister Dorothy Cooper £5; To my daughter Eadith Parr £5; Item: To daughter Joane Chapple my gold border given unto me by my mother her Godmother; Item to servant & kinswoman Virue Colson £10; Item: to servant James Wallis £5; Item: to William Squib 40/- Item to the poor of ye parish £5; Lastly unto eldest son William Churchill my silver basen & cover with all the residue of my goods & chattles & household stuff & my legacy of £50 given by my late deceased brother Jasper Miller my debts legacies and funeral paid - & sole executor. Signed as Elinor CHURCHILL Witnessed by Ralph Perin and George Cole. Proved London before henry Marten doctor of law -- oath William Churchill son and executor to whom administration granted - Proved 10th day of July 1641
Will of John COKE, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset 26 October 1641 PROB 11/187  
Will of George WAY, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 03 December 1641 PROB 11/187  
Will of Stephen GOULD, Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset 15 July 1642 PROB 11/190 + DHC Ref D/FFO/37/7 A copy will of Stephen Gould of Dorchester, dated 1641 and proved, 1642 is held with other deeds at DHC
Will of John ALLAMBRIDGE, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 13 June 1645 PROB 11/193 Clothier, Capital Burgess and Mayor of Dorchester in 1642, See FFH pages 44, 202,204,205,208: (Abstracts of PCC probates year books edited by John Matthew & George F Matthews BA pub 1906 states probate by John BUSHROD; John WHITEWAY & George COLE P.r henry HARTWELL Clerk.
Will of John SEWARD, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 20 November 1645 PROB 11/194 (Abstracts of PCC probates year books edited by John Matthew & George F Matthews BA pub 1906 states probate by daughter Ruth COVETT)
Will of Beniamin DEVENISH, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 26 June 1646 PROB 11/196 Benjamin DEVENISH [1574 –1643] Tailor & Master of the Dorchester Brewhouse (Abstracts of PCC probates year books edited by John Matthew & George F Matthews BA pub 1906 states probate by Relict Frances)
Will of George LEDDOZE, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 10 February 1647/8 PROB 11/203  
Will of Samuel BUSHROD, Clothier of [Dorchester in] , Dorset 01 June 1647 PROB 11/200 Samuel BUSHROD was the son of Richard BUSHROD 1576-1628 Habadasher & Merchant Adventurer of Dorchester and was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 31st July 1646
Administration for the estate of Joseph UNDERWOOD of Dorchester Dorset 1649 PCC Folio 170 Former Grant Oct 1641: Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London. Also see 2nd entry under 1650 below . [Note:- Link to an account of the life of Joseph UNDERWOOD (1586-1641) grocer of Dorchester]
Will of John WHITE, Preacher of Dorchester, Dorset 14 June 1649 PROB 11/211 Rev John WHITE (1575-1648) Patriarch of Dorchester & Rector of Holy Trinity: See his will transcription at Rev John WHITE  Patriarch of Dorchester 1648
Administration for the estate of Joseph UNDERWOOD of Dorchester Dorset 1650 PCC Folio 43 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London [Note:- Link to an account of the life of Joseph UNDERWOOD (1586-1641) grocer of Dorchester] See 1st entry under 1649 above.
Will of Christofer [Christopher] READ alias EDMONDS [or Reade] of Dorchester, Dorset 15 February 1650 PROB 11/211  
Will of Joseph PARKINS [or PERKINS], Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 11 June 1650 PROB 11/212 See Will of his widow Julian proved 2 Feb 1658
Will of Margarett RUSSELL, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 1648
26 June 1650
PROB 11/212 [Note:- From the Somerset Notes and Queries published 1908 page 168 "Margaret Russell Spinster by will dated 1648 left £3 to the distressed Saints to be distributed by Mr Benne preacher of Dorchester"
Administration of the estate of Matthew HARVEY, of Dorchester, Dorset by Decree 1651 PCC Folio 66 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London
Will of Early MILLER, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 12 February 1651 PROB 11/215  
Will of William DERBY, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 03 May 1651 PROB 11/216 See Dorchester Company William Derby (1588c-1649) On 14 Oct 1650 he was replaced as Alderman by Mr Richard Savage as he had died
Will of Lady Anne or Ann ASHLEY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 21 April 1653 PROB 11/231(Brent 340) Widow of Sir Francis ASHLEY JP  [1569 –1635] Recorder of Dorchester. (Note:- Abstracts of PCC probates year books 1652/3 edited by John Matthew & George F Matthews BA pub Volume 6 1911 states Will of Dame Anne Ashley was dated July 3rd 1645 & probate granted to grandson Francis HOLLES 21st April 1653)
Will of Thomas LUCKAS, Pettychapman of Dorchester, Dorset 20 February 1654 PROB 11/239  
Will of William SPERINGE [or Spering], Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 24 November 1654 PROB 11/241  
Will of Anne HURT, or HART or HARTE Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 07 May 1655 PROB 11/245 Buried Holy Trinity 27 Feb 1654
Will of Alice LIMBERY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 26 May 1655 PROB 11/245 FFH 227 Brief mention in 'Fire From Heaven' by David Underdown page 218 states "Benn may have formed a gathered church of the elect which received communion privately. When a Fordington widow named Alice LIMBURY made her will in 1655 she left money to 'the church whereof I am a member in Dorchester (she did not say parish or give the church a name), and she asked BENN and the Fordington minister John LODER who was certainly a Congregationalist to be her overseers'
Will of William MELLEDGE of Dorchester, Dorset 14 August 1655 PROB 11/244 Buried St Peters 04 Dec 1654
Administration of Thomas WHITTLE, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 24 Oct 1654] 1656 PCC Folio 117 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London
Administration of Temperance GARDNER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 1657 PCC Folio 292 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London [Note:- Can only trace a Temperance Gardner being buried at melcombe Regis 27 Dec 1636?]
Will of Gilbert LODER, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 12 March 1657 PROB 11/262 Buried St Peters 5th Nov 1656 See Fire from Heaven by David Underdown pages 139, 219,228 and 240. Puritan lawyer and father of John LODER (1626-1673) who was Vicar of Fordington St George 1649-1656. Bequest to 'Godly Poor'
Will of Mathew DERBY, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 02 May 1657 PROB 11/264 Buried Holy Trinity 25 Feb 1656 Wealthy Lawyer see 'Fire From Heaven' by David Underdown page 227 'he left small bequests to the poor of Dorchester & several nearby villages, to the Hospital children, the alms people and destitute prisoners of the Gaol'.
Will of Sarah DEBANCK, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 31 October 1657 PROB 11/268  
Will of Elizabeth DAVIE or Davies, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 31 October 1657 PROB 11/268 Buried Holy Trinity 11 Oct 1656
Will of William SNOOK of Dorchester, Dorset 21 December 1657 PROB 11/270  
Administration for the estate of Jonathan OSBORNE, of Dorchester, Dorset 1658 PCC Folio 39 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London [Note:- Jonathan OSBORNE was the 7th child from the marriage of Robert OSBURNE [OSBORNE] to Avis PERIN at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 24-Sep 1607 but no trace of burial around that year]
Administration for the estate of William THORNE, Widower of Dorchester, Dorset 1658 PCC Folio 132 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London [Note:- No trace of burial around that year]
Will [dated 21st May 1657] of John HILL, Merchant of London, [Also Alderman and Capital Burgess of Dorchester in Dorset] 04 January 1658 PROB 11/272 Probably buried in London? Will includes bequest of £100 to the Free School in Dorchester to maintain a poor scholar through university. See Municipal Records
Will of Nicholas FLOOKE, Clothworker of Dorchester, Dorset 19 January 1658 PROB 11/272 Buried Holy Trinity 28 Oct 1657
Will of Julian PERKINS, [or Parkins] Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 02 February 1658 PROB 11/273 Widow of Joseph Parkins left £100 to poor of Dorchester: See FFH: Buried Holy Trinity 19 Feb 1657
Will of Patroclus COOKE of Dorchester, Dorset 28 May 1658 PROB 11/276 See FFH; Buried Holy Trinity 18 Feb 1657
Will of Alice TOMPSON or THOMPSON, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 01 July 1658 PROB 11/279 Buried Holy Trinity 11 May 1658
Will of Thomas RIVERS, Minister of Dorchester, Dorset 02 September 1658 PROB 11/279 Might be Thomas Rivers MA born 1603c & graduate of Magdalen Hall Oxford appointed Rector of Wimborne All Saints 20 Apr 1641 - no further ref to him in Alumni or church database
Administration of the estate of Robert STARR of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy trinity church dorchester 06 Sep 1659] 1659 PCC Folio 332 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London
Will of George COLE, Merchant and Alderman of Dorchester, Dorset 20 May 1659 PROB 11/291 Buried Holy Trinity 12 Apr 1659
Will of John TORRINGTON, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Because the will is badly damaged there is no date it was proved before the court. His wife Barbara was buried at St Peters on 12th Oct 1675 followed by John on 20 Mar 1676/7. Link to his marriage for more information] 1660 but buried 1676/7 Dorset Archdeaconry Court Ref AD/DT/W/1660/10

Part of a will only very badly damaged -

I John TORRINTON of Dorchester in the County of Dorset being not well in body but of perfect memory do make this my Last Will [& Testament] in manner and form as followeth: I give to my son John all my working tools and one tableboard and one cupboard standing in the hall: I give unto my son Stephen one bedstand [i.e. standing bed] standing in the hall chamber one table board in the kitchin with one feather bed one feather bolster one ? ? my best pair of blankets one trunk with my best brass pot. I give to my son John's son John one etc

[Note:- Stephen TORRINGTON was educated at the Dorchester Free school 1652-1655 by Samuel Cromblehome (1618-1672) when he then matriculated at St Johns Cambridge on 27th June 1655 being awarded his BA in 1658/9 and MA in 1662]

Will of Anne COLE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 18 July 1660 PROB 11/299 Buried Holy Trinity 10 Aug 1659
Will of John PERKINS, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 15 August 1660 PROB 11/301  
Will of Hugh EASTMOND, Innkeeper of Dorchester, Dorset 19 October 1660 PROB 11/300 Buried St Peters 30 Sep 1659 NBI has surname as Hugh Eastman
Will of Jonas PALFRY, Brewer of Dorchester, Dorset 04 January 1661 PROB 11/303 See FFH assistant to Benjamin Devenish Master of the Dorchester brewhouse in 1622; took over on his death in 1643 as house clerk of the brewery: Buried St Peters Church dorchester 23 Jan 1659
Will of Henry CORBINE [CORBIN], of Dorchester, Dorset annexed to Letter of Administration granted to his widow Elizabeth [Note There is a burial for a Henry Corbin at Holy Trinity 24th Aug 1654.] Will 07 Nov 1645
Oath 02 Sep 1661
L/A 06 Sep 1661
Dorset Archdeaconry Court Ref AD/DT/W/1661/17 Will signed 7th day November 1645 left the poor of Holy Trinity Dorchester ten shillings: Residue of his estate to his wife (unnamed) also his executrix: Friends Francis Burge and Philip Stansby Overseers of will; witnesses Robert Cardrow and Matthew Miller: A Letter of Administration was taken out by his wife Elizabeth CORBIN after the Civil War on 6th Sep 1661 Bound with her was Arthur? GOULD Also see transcription of an Inventory of his goods which was taken after his death in October 1654
Will of John VINCENT of Dorchester, Dorset 21 January 1663 PROB 11/310  
Will of John HYATT of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 01 Mar 1663/4] 20 February 1663 Dorset Archdeaconry Court Ref Ad/Dt/W/1663/15 Copy of Will badly damaged , one side missing. May have left estate to wife with request for her to be careful in the education of his 3 children? mention in the will of William Hardy; Honey Garland; Edward Hyatt and daughters one of which was Joane. Note:- There is a burial for a John HYATT in Holy Trinity Dorchester on 3rd May 1658.
Will of William DRY, Inholder of Dorchester, Dorset 30 October 1663 PROB 11/312 Parish Register for All Saints Church shows :-1663 01 Jul William DRY buried [Note:- See pages 138 and 237 of 'Fire from Heaven' by David Underdown - he was churchwarden, overseer and left a will in 1663]
Will of Richard TALBOTT, Barber of Dorchester, Dorset 12 November 1663 PROB 11/312  
Will of Alice LODER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried St Peters Church Dorchester 13th May 1664 See Full Transcription of her Will dated 2nd May 1664] Dated 02 May 1664
Proved ?
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1664 event record 18 To be buried in St Peters near husbands grave; Beneficiaried : sister Mary LYNINGTON of Weymouth son Gilbert executors to take special care of him & manage what was left to him by his late father; Cousins Andrew Loder & wife; Richard ATKINS and wife; Anne DAMPIER; Mr William BENN; Mr George HAMMOND; Mt John THOMPSON now living in Dorchester [Note:- All ejected Ministers] Mr Jo EATON; Executor John LODER of London Gentleman House between sons witnessed John Craddock and Alice SeagerJohn Loder and Phillip Stansby
Letter of Administration for the estate of William HAYWARD, All Saints Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- William HAYWARD the elder buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 10 Feb 1664/5 ] 15 Dec 1665 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1665 event Record 4 Granted to his lawful widow & relict Christian HAYWARD also bound with her is Ambrose WAY a fuller
Letter of Administration for the estate of Nicholas STONE, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- could not locate a burial but his wife pre-deceased him see burial of Joan STONE at Holy Trinity church Dorchester 31st Aug 1658] 16 Mar 1666 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1668 event record 15 Granted to William BOLTER son-in-law and administrator of the estate of the deceased Also bound is by George FROME
Will of Joseph BLAKE, Gentleman and now Student in the University of Oxford of Dorchester, Dorset 09 June 1666 PROB 11/321 Buried St Peters Dorchester 15 Feb 1665 See comments there
Letter of Administration [badly damaged] for the estate of Barnard GALPIN of the Parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester granted to his relict Christian GALPIN 14 Jun 1666 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1666 event record 12 Image ancestry.com Bound with Relict Christian GALPIN were William ALAND of Dorchester a baker by trade and Giles WILLIAMS of Dorchester a clothworker by trade Witness John HORLOCKE [Note:- Barnard GALPIN was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 11th Oct 1661]
Will of Jacob BLACKMORE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 12 January 1667 PROB 11/323 Buried St Peters Dorchester 5 Dec 1666
Will of Edward DASHWOOD of Merchant, Dorchester, [Dorset] 20 May 1667 PROB 11/324 Buried Holy Trinity 14 Feb 1666. FFH page 250 left £50 from which the interest was to be distributed annually to the poor
Letter of Administration for the estate of Ralph MANNEL [MANUEL?] late of Dorchester and Ann MANNEL late of Wool in Dorset 16 Mar 1668 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1668 event record 16 Granted to James MANNEL Maltster late of Dorchester the natural and lawful son and administrator of the estates of the deceased both of which died intestate: Also bound with him was John CARDROW of Dorchester a mercer; witness William Horlock.
Will of William WADE, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 10 June 1668 PROB 11/327 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 18 Nov 1667. FFH page 250 left £4 to the poor
Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard WILLIAMS, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at All Saints church Dorchester 21st Nov 1667] 13 June 1668 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1668 event record 14 Oath taken by and administration of his estate granted to Christian WILLIAMS of Dorchester the relict and administratrix of his estate also bound is Edward CHAPMAN of Dorchester witnessed Joseph Woad and Rachel Ston;
Will of Christopher GOULD, Schoolmaster & Parish Clerk of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 16th Sep 1668] Dated 10 Dec 1656
Proved 10 Nov 1668
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1668 event record 12 Will Bequests:- to eldest son John GOULD and his son John and daughter Margaret; Sara & William GOULD; Second son Joseph GOULD; son james GOULD; Cousin Mary WHITE; Residue to Wife Rachel witness Robert COSSINS [Note:- Christopher GOULD was appointed Master of Trinity School in Dorchester oin March 1632 when the existing Master Aquilla PURCHASE emigrated
Will of Bridget CHAFFEY [also spelt Chafte and Chafe], spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Bridget CHAFFEY was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 23rd Dec 1668] Dated 14 Dec 1668
Proved 12 Jan 1668/9
Dorset Archdeaconry Court: Ref Ad/Dt/W/1668/11. Bequests to Matthew, John, and Ruth Reed kinsmen. witness Jone Chafe; Ann Norris; Robert Norris - Probate 12th Jan 1668/9
Will of William THORNE of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Wife Grace buried St Peters Church Dorchester 16th June 1668 William buried there 19th July 1669] Dated 26 Jan 1668/9
No proved Record
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1668 event record 10. WILL: To be buried in St Peters Churchyard Dorchester in or near the place of my last wife : Bequests to Phillis LESTER my daughter the wife of William LESTER Rest 4 children Obediah, Tymothy, Mary and Sara TAYLOR Witnessed Thomas Spicer; Christopher Powell; Mary Thorne
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Francis BURGIS of St Peters Parish in Dorchester to Joane PURCHASE the wife of Andrew PURCHASE the natural daughter and administratrix of the deceased 12 Jan 1669 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1669 event Record 13 Bound Andrew PURCHAS of Dorchester Shoemaker and Richard ABBOTT of Weymouth Mariner. [Note:- Francis BURGIS was buried at Holy trinity Church in Dorchester on 03 Apr 1666]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Jane BOND, Widow of St Peters Parish in Dorchester, Dorset 01 Feb 1669 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1669 Event Record 11 Bound: Anne [Anna] FORWARD principal creditor with Robert CHEEK witnesses Richard Fitzherbert and Humphrey Newman [Note:- entry in St Peters Parish Registers "11th Sep 1668 Mrs Jane BOND widow buried in the parish of All Saints"]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Thomas COUNTER, in Dorchester, Dorset 17 Feb 1669 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1669 Event Record 11 Bound: Thomas COUNTER a thatcher by trade the natural and lawful nephew of the deceased witnesses Richard Fitzherbert and William Walelie
Letter of Administration for the estate of Anne LONGE late of Dorchester [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 25th June 1669] 31 March 1669 [Note:- Ancestry have 11th May 1669? DHC Ad/Dt/A/1669 Event Record 12 Granted to Margaret TERRY widow of Dorchester the natural & lawful sister & Administratrix; also bound with her is William Twiss: Witnessed by Humphrey Newman & Richard Fitzherbert [Note:- There are 2 confusing aspects to this LA which I don't have time to properly investigate. (1). The LA appears to refer to ---of Anne LONGE late cohilest shoelined [I have not been able to make sense of either word?] in the pish [i.e. parish] of Dorchester St Peters ----- The burial refers to her being a widow (2) The LA was granted on ---untimo die (i.e. 'the last day of the month of ') ; the month is not entirely clear but I think it is March. To add confusion to chaos the scribe has not written the month in latin (Martii for March or Maii for May) and ancestry have recorded as 11th May 1669? Either of these dates is prior to burial? Further down it refers to the 21st year of the reign of Charles 2nd which ran from 30th Jan 1669 to 29th Jan 1670 which is not a lot of help given the burial date]
Letter of Administration for the estate Beniamin [Benjamin] PLOWMAN of Dorchester [Note:- Buried Holy trinity Church Dorchester on 30th march 1669] 07 May 1669 DHC 1669 event record 11a Granted to Mary PLOWMAN the relict and lawful administratrix also bound was Charles JACOB of Dorchester a clothworker; signed Richard Fittzherbert
Letter of Administration for the estate of Sicily [i.e. Cecily] JENKINS widow of Dorchester [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 12th July 1669] 21 Aug 1669 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1668 Event Record 17 Granted to Edward JONES of St Peters Parish Dorchester a woollen draper and John WEST of the same place mercer
Letter of Administration for the estate of Sara WAY [WEY] of Dorchester [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester as Mrs Sarah WEY 23rd Dec 1669] 11 Apr 1670 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1670 Event Record 16 Granted to Richard BAGG of Bridport one of the friends in trust named in the last will and testament of the deceased - Also bound William HARBIN of Dorchester a Taylor witness Richard Fitzherbert [Note Ancestry.com have recorded under surname of MAY]
Administration for the estate of Robert COKER, of Dorchester, Dorset Died 1655
Admons Jun 1670
PCC 1655 Folio 66 Index to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury : and now preserved in the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House London : States (adon. d.b.n. June 1670) but listed under 1655 which is when he originally died [Note:- Link to an account of the life of Robert COKER (1579-1655) Goldsmith of Dorchester]
Administration for the estate of John TEUXBURY, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity church Dorchester 5th Sep 1676] 09 Sep 1676 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1676 event record Granted to Elizabeth TEUXBURY widow & relict & lawful administratrix of the estate of the deceased : Also bound is John TEUXBURY of Dorchester a victualler and William LOCKE of Dorchester
Administration for the estate of Joseph TAYLOR, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Parish Dorchester 02 Sep 1670 ] 05 Dec 1670 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1670 event record 17 Granted to Mary {Mariam] TAYLOR of Holy Trinity Parish in Dorchester the widow relict and lawful administratrix of the estate of the deceased also bound is John GOULD of St Peters Parish in Dorchester a Miller
Will of Sarah BUSHROD, Wife of Dorchester, Dorset 05 January 1671 PROB 11/335  
Letter of Administration for the estate of Nathaniel MORY alias WILLS of Holy Trinity Parish in Dorchester [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church 11th Dec 1670] 16 Feb 1670/1 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1670 Event Record 18 Granted to Joane MORY alias WILLS the relict and widow and lawful Administratrix also bound is Thomas SNOOKE of Dorchester a Maultster
Letter of Administration for the estate of Charles GARDENER of Dorchester, Dorset 23 May 1671 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1671 event record 31 Bound are Mary GARDENER widow and relict of Charles GARDENER with Samuel MARTIN [Note:- Charles GARDENER was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 10th May 1671]
Will of Penelope BULKLEY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 05 June 1671 PROB 11/336  
Will of John FOYLE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 16 September 1671 PROB 11/337  
Will of Joane BARTLET or Bartlett, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 13 Oct 1671 PROB 11/337 See FFH Page 243: Note may have been buried as Jane Bartlett see NBI entry 8 Aug 1671?
Administration of the estate of Daniel ARDEN of Dorchester deceased who died intestate granted to his relict Mariam [Mary] ARDEN and Thomas Delacourt 2nd December 1671 02 Dec 1671 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1671 event record 32 Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries 1888-1899, 1905-1906 - Page 159 Buried St Peters Dorchester 16 Nov 1671 as Daniel HARDEN.
Administration 145 of Thomas GOLD of Dorchester Geoerge Carew principal creditor granted 22 Dec 1671 22 Dec 1671 Dorset Administrations Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries 1888-1899, 1905-1906 - Page 158: Note:- May have been buried as Thomas GOULD in Holy Trinity church Dorchester 14 Jan 1669
Letter of Administration and oath for the estate of Joane BROWNE of Dorchester Spinster 07 Jan 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 Event Record 28 Granted to her brother Erasmus BROWNE of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis cordwainer [Note:- Could not locate a burial]
Will of Elianor KENNYCOTT, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 18 Jan 1672 PROB 11/338  
Will of Elizabeth ABBOTT, of Dorchester, Dorset Proved April 1673

Will 06 Feb 1672

Probate 20 Apr 1673

DHC AD/DT/W/1673/ Eent Record 16 Note:- Beneficiaries Ann Cole (Sister & executrix) james Cole son of Ellice Cole; William Cole son of Ann Cole; Sassill Whitmore daughter of Ann Cole; Elizabeth Gerard daughter of Ann Cole; Joane Abbott sister in law amage in Ancestry.com - No trace of burial
Letter of Administration for the estate of George GILLETT, of Dorchester, [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 20th March 1670/1] 03 April 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1671 Event Record 30 Granted to Mary (Mariam) GILLETT the lawful widow and relict of the deceased also bound with her is John LOVETT a clothworker
Letter od Administration for the estate of George DAW, Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church dorchester 12th March 1671/2] 19 Apr 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 event record 32 L/A Granted to John DAW Clothier of Dorchester the lawful son of deceased also bound is John LEVETT Clothier
Will of Richard CHURCHILL, Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 17 Apr 1672] Will 3 Aug 1671
Probate 07 May 1672
PROB 11/339 Note:- Widower of Elinor Churchill buried 10 Mar 1670/1 nee Blachford: Will Beneficiaries his 4 children daughter Sarah £400; son Richard all land and freehold of thye house he lives in + £100; son John £100 + interest in house in the lower end of East Street Dorchester etc ; son William interest in house wherein lives Joseph Gould etc
Letter of Administration granted in respect of the Nuncupative Will (memoranda missing) of Richard FOY, the elder of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 3rd Jan 1671/2] LA 24 Jun 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 event record 30 LA granted to Joseph FOY of Shilling Okeford in the County of Dorset a fuller by trade - also bound with him is Thomas STANDISH LA signed by Richard FITZHERBERT
Will of Anne HAYSOME of Dorchester, Dorset 13 Sept 1672 PROB 11/340  
Will of William GILLINGHAM, Shoemaker of Dorchester, Dorset 13 Nov 1672 PROB 11/340 Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 23 Oct 1672
Letter of Administration for the estate of William HASSELBURY, of Dorchester, Dorset 15 Nov 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 Event Record 29 Granted to his principal creditor Arthur GOULD also bound with him is Robert POPE Witnessed by James & Mary GOULD [Note:- William HASELBURY was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 11th Nov 1672]
Nuncupative Will of Christopher FFOY, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset. [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 22nd Nov 1692] Dated 19 Jul 1672
L/A 28 Nov 1672
DHC AD/DT/W/1672 event records 9 & 16 Nuncupative will as a memorandum leaing estate to Joane his wife for life then Jane his daughter for life then Thomas his son mentions William Martin his wife Mary and son John Witnesses Thomas Spicer and Robert Corben. LA granted to widow Joane 28th Nov 1692 also bound was Robert CORBEN witnesses James and Arthur GOULD
Letter of Administration for the estate of Gregory WINTER of Dorchester [Note:- buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 22nd Oct 1672] 02 Dec 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 event record 31 Granted to Thomas WINTER of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis a taylor by trade the lawful father and administrator of all the goods and effects of the deceased : Also bound with him is James GROWTE (Signed GRANTE) of Weymouth a Mariner. [Note:- Mr. Gregory WINTER had a daughter Elizabeth who was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 27th Dec 1670. Shortly thereafter he had another daughter which was also baptised with the name of Elizabeth WINTER at St Peters on 12th January 1670/1. She also died 3 months later on 2nd April 1671. Gregory then had a son Joseph bap at StP on 25th April 1672. The fact that his father was next of kin and still alive suggests that he was quite young. There is a brief mention in the Oxford Alumni of a Gregory WINTER that matriculated at New Inn Hall at Oxford on 21st July 1660 but no other information which may be because of his death here]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Ellis EVERARD of Dorchester {Note:- Probably buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 23rd Nov 1671 as Ellas EVERIT 10 Dec 1672 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 event record 26 Granted to his principal creditor Thomas DELACOURT of Dorchester Gentleman witnessed by William LOCK and John GLOVER
Letter of Administration and oath for the estate of Joseph MITCHELL of Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 20 Dec 1672] 09 Jan 1672/3 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1672 Event Record 27 Granted to Joane MITCHELL widow of Dorchester the lawful relict of deceased also bound Jasper SAMWAYES of Dorchester Dorset; witnessses Samuel & Margaret REYNER
Will of Marey [Mary] FLOOKE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 11th Dec 1672] Dated 09 Sep 1664
Proved 14 Jan 1672/3
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1672 event record 17 Extensive Will: Clearly one of the many supporters in Dorchester of the ejected Ministers See 'Fire from Heaven' by David underdown Page 243: Left bequests to Rev. William BEN [BENN] , Rev. Josiah CHURCHILL and Rev SWAFFALL [SWAFFIELD] Also:- Kinswoman Margaret FLOOD the wife of Francis FLOOD of Sheborne; Margaret GEWFFEREYS [JEFFEERIES] late of Sherborne deceased her 5 children; Sister-in-law Amey CUDDS child; Joane FOY daughter of Christopher FOY of Dorchester and her brother Thomas. Sister BURTT's 2 daughters and sons Roger & Charles; Hamlett CUNDETT of Fordington his son; Christopher PARKES of Fordington ; Roger TURNER of Dorchester; William STOUD a glover of Weymouth; Cousin William NORRINGTON of Dorchester ; Sister FOYS daughter; Poor of Holy Trinity; Friends Arthur GOULD; George BARTLETT of Dorchesters made Oversseers witnessed by Arthur Gould Alies [Alice] and John Chipp.: NOTE:- Codicil dated 2nd Dec 1672 refers to her husband Nicholas FLOOKE's will
Will of James PALFRY, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 04 Feb 1673 PROB 11/341 See FFH Page 243: Buried St Peters Dorchester 31 Jan 1672
Will of William POLDEN [POULDEN] , Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 20th Feb 1673/4] dated 24 Sep 167?
Proved 17 Feb1673
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1673 event record 20 Will: To be buried in the tomb by the side of my deceased wife; bequests daughter Martha POLDEN; son John POLDEN ; daughter Mary GOLLOP wife of Maximillian GOLLOP (also 1 of 3 son-in-laws made overseer of his Will) ; daughter Elizabet CLARKE wife of John CLARKE (overseer) Grandson Thomas YOUNG son of son-in-klaw Thomas YOUNG (overseer) ; kinsman Thomas SPICER; son William bequeather tenement at Fittleford Dorset? witnesses Thomas SPICER and Mary DAMMER
Will of Margarett TERRY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 12 May 1673 PROB 11/342 Buried Holy Trinity 2 May 1673. FFH pages 242 & 250 widow of Josiah left £4 to the poor & to Hammond etc
letter of Administration for the estate of John STROUD [STROUDE] of Dorchester [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 11th July 1672] 03 July 1673 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1673 event record 14 Granted to Susana STROUD the lawful widow and relict and administratrix of the estate of John STROUD late of Dorchester deceased - also bound with her is Henry HARBIN a tobacco pipe make of Dorchester
Administration 89, Philip TAYLOR of Dorchester to Samuel Mellish guardian of Elizabeth daughter 17 July 1673 Dorset Administrations Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries 1888-1899, 1905-1906 - Page 161
Will of Simon EYRE of Dorchester, Dorset 19 Aug 1673 PROB 11/342 Buried St Peters Dorchester [EYRIES] 21 Nov 1672 See also comments about him under Dorchester Trade Tokens
Letter of Administration for the estate of Robert BURT of Dorchester [Note Robert BURT was buried at St Peters church in Dorchester on 14th Sep 1669] 27 Apr 1673 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1674 Event Record 19 Image on ancestry.com LA granted to Elizabeth BURT the relict and Administratrix of his estate: Bound with her was John LEWETT of Dorchester cloth worker
Will of Richard POOLE of Dorchester [Could not locate a burial] dated 14 May 1673 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1673 Event Record 18 Beneficiaries:- John & Anne son and daughter of Bartholomew HOARE; Samuel MARTIN; Anne PARSONS; Mary STRONG; Rest to Bartholomew HOARE; witnesses William Moses? ; Francis Bayly; Robert Rasker
Letter of Administration for the estate of Hugh EATON [EATTEN] of Dorchester [Note buried at All Saints church in Dorchester on 30th Nov 1673] 18 Dec 1673 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1673 Event Record 13 Image on ancestry.com LA granted to Margaret EATON the relict and Administratrix of his estate: Bound with her was Thomas BARTLETT of Dorchester taylor
Memorandum for the nuncupative Will of Elizabeth GEORGE late of Dorchester in Dorset Spinster [Note buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 1st Nov 1672] Dated 20 Oct 1673
Proved 17 Apr 1673
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1673 Event Record 19 Image on ancestry.com Will: Robert GEORGE her father; Joane GEORGE her sister; Witnesses to memoranda Lydon SNOOK and Joane GEORGE
Administration 80, Thomas SNOOKE of Dorchester to Lydia relict granted 20 June 1674 [NOTE:- Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 19 May 1674] 20 Jun 1674 Dorset Administrations Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries 1888-1899, 1905-1906 - Page 162 [Note:- His estate was left un-administered by his widow Lydia SNOOKE See L/A's granted to their daughter Lydia on 3rd Aug 1689 after the death of her mother the relict of Thomas]
Will (damaged) of George CLEEVER [CLEAVER] of Dorchester [Note:- George CLEAVER was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 28th september 1674 22 Sep 1674 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1674 Event Records 21 & 22 Images available on ancestry.com Will: body to be buried at Holy Trinity; rest disposed of by advice of overseers of will Phillip STANSBIE and William LOCK both of Dorchester: Witnessses Martha underwood Anna Frencham and Gregory Lamoel
Administration 153 Sarah COLE Spinster of Dorchester to Mary MERTON widow sister granted 23 Oct 1674 23 Oct 1674 18 Dorset Administrations Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries 1888-1899, 1905-1906 - Page 162
Nuncupative Will and Letter of Administration for the estate of Marie [Mary] CORBIN Widow of Dorchester to Robert CORBIN granted 30 Oct 1674 [Note:- Mary CORBIN was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 6th Aug 1674] Will 06 Jul 1674
L/A 30 Oct 1674
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1674 E/R

Nuncupative Will:- MEMORANDUM: that on or upon the 6th day of July in the year of our Lord God 1674 Mary CORBIN late of Dorchester in the County of Dorset widow being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, and having an intentto settle her estate, made and declared her last Will and Testament Nuncupative or by word of mouth in the manor and form following Impremis She gave and bequeathed unto Ralph CORBIN her son the sum of £5; to her son George CORBIN she gave also £10 And to her Son-in-Law Ralph ADAMS she likewise gave the sum of £4; And her Will further was that her son Ralph CORBIN should have after her decease a pair of new holland sheets and an Harris? cowshed, to Ralph ADAMS she also gave a pair of canitas? sheets and all the rest of her goods of what nature or kind soever not formerly by her given and bequeathed she gave and bequeathed to be equally divided amongst all her children. All with words or the like in effect she uttered and spoke in the presence and hearing of reliable witnesses

Signed Robert COSSENS; Robert CORBIN fils [might mean son of] probate granted 30th day of October 1674

Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary CLARKE als HODDER of Dorchester 21 Mar 1675 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1675 Event Record 22 Image on Ancestry.com Bound: William CLARKE of Dorchester a barber by trade natural son and administrator of her estate also bound William LOCK of Dorchester
Nuncupative Will of William SOLWEY Husbandsman , of St Peters Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at St peters Church Dorchester 13 Apr 1675] Dated 10 Apr 1675
Proved 15 Apr 1675
DHC 1675 event record 23 Nuncupative Will refers to his father and mother and a child of his none named: also wife jane executrix ; Brothers John, Christopher & Humphrey. Witnesses John & Elizabeth LOVETTT
Will of Thomas MEADER, Millwright of Dorchester, Dorset 15 May 1675 PROB 11/347 Buried Holy Trinity 19 Apr 1675
Will of Thomas EVERED, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 27 May 1675 PROB 11/347 Buried Holy Trinity 6 Apr 1675
Will of William FEACY, Otherwise SCOLLER of Dorchester, Dorset L/A Dated 19 Apr 1675
Proved 03 Oct 1675
DHC 1675 event record 25 See Transcription of his will
Nuncupative Will of George FREKE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset and Letter of administration granted to his executor Thomas COOPER [Note:- could not locate a burial] Dated 21 Oct 1675
Proved 25 Oct 1675
DHC 1675 event record 24 Nuncupative Will Appoints Thomas COOPER gentleman as Executor Bound in LA with Thomas COOPER is Bartholomew HOARE [HORE] Innholder of Dorchester and John DOE of Dorchester Yeoman (who has not signed the LA?) Witnesses Richard Wine and William Churchill
Letter of administration for the estate of Nicholas PURCHASE, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church on 18th November 1675] 03 Dec 1675 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1675/21 Link to transcription of Letter of Administration granted to his natural and lawful son Joseph PURCHASE distiller of Dorchester
Will of John FOOKE, Butcher of Dorchester, Dorset 02 May 1676 PROB 11/350 Buried Holy Trinity 1 Feb 1675
Will of Joane DASHWOOD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 10 May 1676 PROB 11/350 Buried Holy Trinity 24 Mar 1675
Will of James GOULD of Dorchester, Dorset 10 May 1676 PROB 11/350 Buried St Peters Dorchester 15 Feb 1675
Joane Allin [Allen} of Dorchester widow the relict and lawful administrix of the estate of Charles ALLIN [ALLEN] late of Dorchester was granted Letters of Administration on 2nd June 1676 02 Jun 1676 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1676; Event Record Number: 22. Image Ancestry.com Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 21st May 1676 Image on Ancestry.com [Note:- See comments about this family via this link]
Will of Robert POLDEN, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 09 June 1676 PROB 11/351 Buried Holy Trinity 9 May 1676
Sentence of Elizabeth DAWBENEY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 13 June 1676 PROB 11/351 See 16th June below
Will of ElizabethDAWBENEY, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 16 June 1676 PROB 11/351 See 13th June above
Nuncupative Will of Judeth GUY, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 14 Jun 1676] Dated 09 Jun 1676
Proved 21 Jun 1676
DHC 1676 event record 10 Nuncupative Will Beneficiaries her brothers Nicholas and Thomas GUY; Rest to friend and executrix Mary GAPPER witnessed by sarah BEDFORD and Magdalen GRINDHAM : [ALSO See Letter of Administration granted 1st jan 1676/7 below]
Will of Walter FOY, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 07 July 1676 PROB 11/351 Buried Holy Trinity 18 May 1676
Letter of Administration for the Nuncupative Will ( memorandum, oath and will separated in registry) of Judeth GUY (Spinster) late of Holy Trinity Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Judeth was buried at All Saints Church dorchester on 14th June 1676 as Judeth GIE]

Will 09 June 1676

Proved 21 Jun 1676

L/A 01 Jan 1676/7

DHC L/A Ref=
Ad/Dt/A/1676 event record 20

Will= 1676/ event record 10 (Ancestry wrongly dated as 1670)

Part Quote from L/A :- The Condition of this obligation is that whereas Judeth GUY late of ye pish (parish) of Holy Trinity in Dorchester aforesaid made and declared her last will and testament nuncupative or by word of mouth and therein nominated and appointed Mary GAPPER above bound to be her executrix who has proved the said will (see 21 June 1676 above) and taken upon----

Memorandum: that on or about the ninth day of June in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy six Judeth GUY late of Dorchester in the County of Dorset spinster being of perfect sense and memory made and declared this her last will and testament nuncupative or by word of mouth in manner and form following First she willed that Nicholas GUY her brother ---brother Thomas GUY--- Rest to loving friend Mary GAPPER also nominated as executrix - signed Sarah BEDFORD; the mark of Magdalen GRINDHAM --Proved 21st day June 1676

Inventory of the goods and chattles of William CHURCHILL, Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset 08 Jan 1677/8 DHC Inventories 1664-1684 Event Record 26 Inventory taken by William PITT and Edward JONES 8th Jan 1677 [Note Mr William CHURCHILL was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 14th Nov 1677]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of John CLARKE, of Dorchester, Dorset 01 Feb 1677 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1677 Event Record 19 Bound: Frances CLARKE relict + Wm LOCK
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary DERBY, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Possibly buried st St Peters church Dorchester 24 Apr 1668?] 11 Feb 1677 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1677 event record 17 Granted to Elizabeth WAKELY alias DERBY the natural daughter of Mary DERBY late of Dorchester and now wife of the bound Robert WAKELY of Holditch Dorset also bound Joseph WAKELY of Holditch Witnesses Christopher Sherire? Robert Wilkins
Letter of Administration for the estate of James GAME, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- James GAME died intestate and was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 6th May 1667] 15 Feb 1677 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1677 event record 18 Image on ancestry.com Letter of Administration granted to Alice GAME also STAYNER now wife of George STAYNER late ye relict of James GAME administrix of James GAME of Dorchester who died intestate. Bound are George STAYNER of Lydlinch Dorset and John STYCKLEY [STICKLEY] of Fishhead Neville [Note:- James GAME died intestate in 1667 but it appears that it was only necessary to get a Letter of Administration for his estate much later when his widow Alice wanted to remarry. The most likely reason for this would be that she needed to sell the property she was left by her husband and then living in but I have not located any other records relating to this. George STAYNER however was previously married and his 1st wife Frances died and was buried at Lydlinch on 12th June 1674. I have not so far located his 2nd marriage to the widow Alice GAME of Dorchester (presumably between 1674 and 1677) but Alice the wife of George STAYNER is also buried at Lydlinch on 18th Feb 1680]
Will of Josiah WIER, Haberdasher of Dorchester, Dorset 06 March 1677 PROB 11/353 Buried Holy Trinity 21 Feb 1676
Letter of Administration for the estate of Elizabeth MOREY also WILLS, late of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 17 Jul 1677] 19 July 1677 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1677 event record 23 James MANTELL named executrix in Nuncupatice Will (not attached) who has renounced his right (also not attached) : bound on the Letter of Administration are Nathaniel ROBERTS of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis and Richard DOWLE of Dorchester
Letter of Administration for the Estate of James FFLEWELLEN of Dorchester by his relict Mary [Mariam] Fflewellen and Alexander Byles of Dorchester on 16th April 1678 16 April 1678

Ad/Dt/A/1678; Event Record Number: 19.

Buried All Saints parish 21 Jan 1677/78
Will of Arthur GOULD of Dorchester, Dorset 27 June 1678 PROB 11/357 Buried Holy Trinity 13 Jun 1678
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas MUNDEN of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Could not trace a burial] 03 Sep 1678 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1678 event record 20 Granted to William MUNDEN of Dorchester a taylor by trade the lawful father of the deceased - also bound is Christopher BUTT of Blandford Forum Dorset
Will of Thomas POOLE, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 08 May 1679 PROB 11/359 Buried St Peters Dorchester 4 Nov 1678
Will of John WADE, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 03 July 1679 PROB 11/360 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 21 Feb 1678/9 . FFH page 250 left £25 to the poor and £5 to the free school.
Will of Robert WALLIS, Chirurgeon now belonging to His Majesty's Ship Defiance of Dorchester, Dorset 04 July 1679 PROB 11/360  
Letter of Administration for the esatate of Robert GEORGE of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 12th Dec 1679] 29 Jan 1679/80 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1679 event record 20 LA granted to John GEORGE a cloth worker of Dorchester his natural son also bound was Robert CORBIN of Dorchester baker
Will of Elizabeth LONG, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 12 January 1680 PROB 11/362 Buried St Peters Dorchester 10 Apr 1678
Will of Denzell Lord HOLLES Baron of Ifield 27 February 1680 PROB 11/362 Buried St Peters Church aged of 82 on 17 Feb 1679 - Marble monument. Also mentioned by Hutchins as a benefactor who left money for the maintenance of Chubb's almshouses (page370)
Will of Anne EDWARDS oSpinster of Dorchester [Note:- Buried at Holt Trinity Church Dorchester 22nd Oct 1680] Dated 17 Sep 1680
proved 19 Nov 1680
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1678 event record 5 NOTE:- She seems to refer to everybody as a Cousin often meaning nephews and neices: Cousin John EDWARDS my eldest brothers son; Cousin Joane CARPENTER my brother William daughter ; Mr Williams boy; Mr Joshua CHURCHILL of Dorchester; Friend hnery BUSHROD; Widow GREEN of Dorchester; Elizabeth my cousin Richard ----: Sister Joane ; James COLLIND daughter my grandaughter; Cousins Dorothy & Anne RIGHTON Cousin Lawrence RIGHTION Witnesses Henry BUSHROD, Dorothy RIGHTON, Abrham TEMPLEMAN
Will of Samuell PERRIN [or PERIN] , Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 07 January 1681 PROB 11/365 Buried Holy Trinity 12 Nov 1680
Letter of Administration for the estate of Elizabeth DEVENISH Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 03 February 1681 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1681-41 See Letter of Administration transcribed via this link granting administration to her daughter Elizabeth. Bound with her was Stephen CLARK of Dorchester an upholsterer by trade. Witness richard Fitzherbert
Letter of Administration for the estate of Peter STANDISH Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 09 Dec 1680 his wife Margery was buried 15 Oct 1673] 16 Mar 1681 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1681 event record 39 Granted to Alice STANDISH spinster the lawful sister & administratrix of all the goods etc of Peter STANDISH of Dorchester victualler deceased and during the nonage or minority of Peter STANDISH; James STANDISH and Sarah STANDISH the children of the deceased. Also bound with her is Nicholas SLADE of Dorchester a cloth worker and Moses SLADE of Fordington [Note:- See Strays Index for Dorchester for the marriage of Peter STANDISH to Margaret DAN (or DAW) at Sydling St Nicholas Dorset 22nd Nov 1666 and more information on his children]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Margaret GAILERD [or GAYLARD] , of Dorchester, Dorset 18 Apr 1681 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1681 event record 43 Granted to her brother John GAILERD (Sic) Francis GAILERD :Bound with him is John GAILERD : [Both Signed GAYLARD] [Note:- Margaret GAYLARD was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on the same day i.e. 18th April 1681 ]
Will of Henry BISTLAND [or BESTLAND], Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 29 June 1681 PROB 11/366 FFH Left £36 for six parishes inc 3 in Dorchester. Note:- Buried Holy Trinity 20 Sep 1680
Will of Patience HAYTER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 20 September 1681 PROB 11/367  
Letter of Administration granted 3rd Feb 1681/2 [34th year of the reign of Charles II] to Elizabeth the natural & lawful daughter of Elizabeth DEVENISH late of Dorchester widow who died intestate 03 Feb 1681/2 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1681; Event Record Number: 41. Possible burial at Fordington for 26th Dec 1680 - Image available ancestry.com
Will of John CHURCHILL, of Dorchester, Dorset 12 July 1682 PROB 11/370  
Will of Joseph SEWARD, Merchant of Dorchester, Dorset 18 October 1682 PROB 11/371 Buried All Saints 3rd Feb 1681 He was governor of the Co of Freemen 1657 and is mentioned in the will of Edward Dashwood 1667.
Letter of Administration for the estate of John BURBIDGE of Dorchester, Dorset 03 Oct 1682 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1682 Event Record 13 Image Ancestry.com Granted to Relict Elizabeth BURBIDGE widow also bound was Richard EMBRIS of Blandford Innholder [Note:- John BURBIDGE Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 19th Aug 1681]
Will of Benjamin GOULD, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 20 October 1682 PROB 11/371 NBI Buried St Peters Dorchester 29 Mar 1682
Administration granted to Judith FFOY of Dorchester Relict and Administratrix of Richard FFOY late of Dorchester intestate deceased 7th day of Nov 1682 07 November 1682 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1682; Event Record Number: 14. Richard FOY was the Parish Clerk of All Saints Church Dorchester and was buried there on 26th June 1682. Follow link for his marriage and children. Bound with her in the LA is Thomas BRIMSMEADE of Blandford Innholder
Letter of Administration for the estate of William HARRIS [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 24th Sep 1682] 20 Nov 1682 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1681 Event Record 42 Granted to his principal creditor John OLDIS also bound William HAYWARD [Note:- The image of this Letter of Administration has been incorrectly recorded on ancestry under the name Millia HARRIS. Although the Christiam name is not clear on the original document it actually states 'Willia' with the raised tail of the final letter 'a' indicating an omitted letter so should be 'William'. The first Capital Letter is poorly written but on the reverse of the documents the clerk always recorded an abbreviated form of the name for filing purposes and he has written 'Dorch - Harris Wm' a further indication that the correct Christian name is William. Finally there is no record of a 'Millia' ever being in Dorchester but parish records for All Saints in Dorchester show the burial of a William HARRIS there on 24th Sep 1682 which is in keeping with the issue of a La to his principal creditor
Letter of Administration for the estate of John CROAD [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Dorchester 6th March 1682/3] 15 Apr 1683 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1683 Event Record 17 Granted to his principal creditor James GOULD also bound George GOULD
Letter of Administration grated for the estate of Richard ATKINS, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note 2 versions of this LA images Ancestry.com] 24 Sep 1683 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1683 event record 16 L/Admin granted to his lawful son Thomas ATKINS. Richard ATKINS magistrate Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 21 Aug 1683. He was operating as an apothecary in Dorchester prior to 1659 as he took on an apprentice Simon Eyre the son of a Yeoman Robert Eyre of Osmington on 16th May 1659 and this is recorded in the Municipal Records of Dorchester as was his election as a Capital Burgess of Dorchester on 29th Sep 1676. There are 2 earlier baptisms for children of his (1) Aron Atkins bap St Peters 29th April 1655 and (2) Mary bap St Peters 11th April 1658. The parish registers have only survived for St Peters from 1653 so he was probably resident in the town prior to that date as 2 other children of his were buried in the parish, an earlier Mary Atkins buried 13th July 1657 and Anne buried 24th Nov 1677 who had presumably remained a spinster.
Will of Alice DASHWOOD, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 01 February 1684 PROB 11/375 NBI Buried St Peters Dorchester 21 Jan 1683
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mrs Francis BINGHAM spinster of Dorchester, Dorset Granted
29 January 1684/5
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1684 Event Record 37 Document badly damaged but most readable image Ancestry.com

Summary:- Mr John MICHEL of Kingston RUSSELL the Brother-in-Law of Mrs Frances BINGHAM late of Dorchester Spinster died intestate and Mr William MEECH of Longbredy yeoman

which are or shall be administered by Mrs Grace SKINNER otherwise BINGHAM the sister and administrtrix of the estate of Frances BINGHAM whereas during the nonage and minority of Mr John, Michel; Frances Michel; Penelope Michel; Joana Michel and Martha Michel sons and daughter of -----missing part of document. could not trace a burial

Letter of Administration for the estate of Margaret SAMWAIE [SAMWAY or SAMWAYS or SAMWAIES], late whilst she lived of Dorchester, Dorset. [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 18 Mar 1682/3] 23 Apr 1684 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1684 Event Record 35 LA granted to Margaret PRIME of Wimborne Dorset spinster lawful daughter of the deceased, also bound is William Hayward of Dorchester Ironmonger To administer her estate that is to say pay the debts that Margaret SAMWAIE owed at her death and the legacies bequeathed in her will and testament attached (not actually attached to image?)
Letter of Administration for the estate of John BRYNE, of Dorchester, Dorset 09 Apr 1684 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1684 Event Record 36 Granted to his Relict Elizabeth BRYNE widow also bound with her was Robert BELBIN of Dorchester cordwainer and William HOWLETT of the same place cordwainer [Note:- Could only locate a burial of a John Brine at Holy Trinity 13 Dec 1693? but the 8 of 1684 is clear on the L/A]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John MITCHELL, of Dorchester, Dorset [Could not trace a burial] 10 Jun 1684 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1684 Event Record 33 Granted to his John MITCHELL his son of Dorchester a stone cutter also bound was Obadiah HENSLEIGE witness Richard Fitzherbert
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas GAME, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 27th July 1683] 24 Jul 1684 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1684 Event Record 34 Granted to Simon GAME blacksmith of Dorchester also bound with him is Thomas CLERKE of Dorchester a butcher
Letter of Administration for the estate of Henry HUTCHENS, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- St Peters Church Dorchester 04 Jan 1684/5] 04 May 1685 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1685 event record 28 Granted to his natuaral and lawful daughter Hope HUTCHENS spinster of Dorchester; also bound with her was John LOVET of Dorchester a clothworker witness Richard Fitzherbert
Letter of Administration for the estate of George HILLARD, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 20 Mar 1684/5] 30 Sep 1685 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1685 event record 29 Granted to Elizabeth HILLARD relict widow of deceased also bound with her is John LOVETT of Dorchester Witness Richard Fitzherbert (he was the surrogate)
Will of Joseph GIGGER, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 15 February 1686 PROB 11/382 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 14 June 1685
Will of Humphrey LARDER, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 04 March 1686 PROB 11/382 Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 25 Nov 1685
Will of Anne BISHOPP, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 08 March 1686 PROB 11/382  
Will of Martha BUTLER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset and an Inventory of her goods [Note:- Margery BUTLER was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 9th April 1686 Will 03 Apr 1686
Inventory 7 Apr 1686
DHC Bc/W/B Event Record 257 and Bc/I/B Event Record 267 Will - being aged -- Beneficiaries :- daughters Martha BRIDLE and Margery GROONE Granddaughters Ann, and Sarah SHERRING and Martha OSMUND. Witnesses George MABER, John and Francis GAYLARD and Elizabeth STENTE
Will of Richard LONG a draper of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 21 May 1686] Dated 18 May 1686
Proved 21 Jun 1686
Ad/Dt/W/1685-86 event record 15 Beneficiaries John LONG of London his father 40s pa rest of life so sounds infirm; sisters Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth LONG; Damaris wife of Mathias MELLEDGE of Shoreditch London & Ester wife of [blank] MANE; Rest to Brother John LONG witnessed Elizabeth Blyes; Jean Pagern and Robert Parker
Will of Samuel WILLIAMS grocer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at All saints Church Dorchester on 12 Nov 1686 ] Dated 07 Aug 1686
Proved 24 Nov 1686
DHC Will Ad/Dt/W/1685-86 E/R 16 LA Ad/Dt/A/1686 E/R 17 Beneficiaries Daughter Sarah; 5 other children Samuel, John, Mark, Mary and Elizabeth WILLIAMS; wife Mary WILLIAMS witnesses Elizabeth Cox; John Read and Thomas Cooper : edawrd Dashwood and Edward LESTER both also endorsed a Letter of Administration granted to Mary tom administer his estate 24 Nov 1686
Letter of Administration for the estate of William HARBIN a tailor of Dorchester, Dorset 30 Jan 1687/8 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1687 event record 16 Bound was his principal creditor Charles DAVY [Signed DAVIE] and Micheall FREEMAN: Witness Robert FORREST; William HORLOCJ Junior;
Will of Phillip STANSBY [Stansbie], Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 10 February 1687/8 PROB 11/386 D/ASH:A/F22   Buried Holy Trinity 22 Nov 1686 - Also see comments under Dorchester Trade Tokens Will held at DHC
Will of Jaine Anne SAVAGE Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [I have not been able to trace any suitable burial or baptism for Gallen] Dated 17 Mar 1686
proved 09 May 1687
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1687 event record 12 Note:- Very badly damaged Will (all down the right hand side) where the surname and signatures would be. Ancestry have recorded under the surname of Willis but that was the surname of a signatory under probate. She refers to 2 sons - we only have the name of the second which is Gallen SAVAGE who was in his minority so she appointed trustees Mrs Dorothy Bowyer widow , kinsman James Gould Esq ; friend John Hoskyns Esq and his brother peter Hoskyns : the savage family seem to have lived in St Peters parish
Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Hinery [Henr] BUSHROD, of Dorchester, Dorset Died 29th June 1687
Registered
27th Apr 1688
DHC Archdeaconry Inventories 1687 event Record 26 [See Inventory of Goods for Hinery [Henry] BUSHROD of Dorchester who departed this life the 29th of June 1687 in the parish of St Peters]
Will of William PITT, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 10 February 1688 PROB 11/390 Buried All Saints 12 May 1687 [Note:- Overseer to the Will of Richard Davidge (died 166) Merchant of London]
Inventory of the goods of William HAYDON, Millwright of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 19 Apr 1688 DHC Arch Dorset Inventories ER 25 Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 9 Feb 1685/6 See Trancription of Inventory
An Inventory of all the goods and chattles of George ABBOT late of Dorchester, tailor deceased taken & appriased by Robert Daw & Jacob Hitchcock 21st July 1688 - Also Letter of Administration issued to Mariam [Mary] Abbott of Dorchester in the County of Dorset vid [vidua i.e. widow], Jacob Hitchcock of Fordington , Sarge Maber & Robert Daw of Bockhampton Yeoman 21st July 1688 21 Jul 1688 DHC Archdeaconry Inventories 1687 event record 7 Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 26 Jun 1688 although Letter of Administration refers to him being of St peters parish
Will of John ALLEN, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset 18 October 1688 PROB 11/393 Buried St Peters 23 July 1688
Will of Elizabeth LODER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 01 February 1689 PROB 11/394 D/FRA/T198   Buried St Peters Dorchester 2 Oct 1688 Copy of Will at DHC
Letter of Administration for the estate of Henry DOLLING, late of Dorchester gentleman who died intestate [Buried at Worth Matravers 27th Feb 1687/8] 14 Mar 1689 DHC DA/A/1689 event record 23 Also under 1789 event record 23? Granted to James DOLLING of the Isle of Purbeck the natural and lawful brother of Henry DOLLING late of Dorchester intestate gent deceased: Separate oath document to the effect that he left no will and died intestate dated 14th March 1689. Also bound with him was Timothy DOLLING of Dorchester and John TORRINGTON of the same Clothworker
Letter of Administration for the estate of Lydia SNOOKE, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Lydia SNOOK widow was buried at Holt Trinity church Dorchester on 05 Mar 1688/9 - her husband Thomas pre-deceased her being buried at HT on 19 May 1674 ] 03 Aug 1689 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1689 event record 21 Granted to Lydia SNOOKE the natural and lawful daughter and administratrix of all and singular the goods credits and chattles of Lydia SNOOKE (illegible word??) late whilst she lived of Dorchester in ye county and archdeaconry of Dorset deceased together with ye last will and testament of the said Lydia SNOOKE deceased annexed --- [Note not attached] Also bound are Ciesley SNOOK and Sarah SNOOK witnessed by Bernard TOUP ; Thomas COOPER; and William HORLOCKE Junior
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas SNOOKE, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Thomas SNOOK widow was buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 19 May 1674] 03 Aug 1689 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1689 event record 20 Granted to Lydia SNOOKE the natural and lawful daughter and administratrix of all & singular the goods & chattles of Thomas SNOOKE late whilst he lived of Dorchester in the county and archdeaconry of Dorset aforesaid intestate deceased ( unadministered by Lydiah SNOOKE his relict since also deceased) -- Also bound are Ciesley SNOOK and Sarah SNOOK witnessed by Bernard TOUP ; Thomas COOPER; and William HORLOCKE Junior
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas SNOOKE, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Thomas SNOOK was buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 13 Jun 1689] 03 Aug 1689 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1689 event record 19 Granted to Lydia SNOOKE the natural and lawful sister and administratrix of all & singular the goods & chattles of Thomas SNOOKE late whilst he lived of Dorchester in the county and archdeaconry of Dorset aforesaid intestate deceased -- Also bound are Ciesley SNOOK and Sarah SNOOK witnessed by Bernard TOUP ; Thomas COOPER; and William HORLOCKE Junior
Will of Anne ROSE, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 12 July 1689 PROB 11/396 Buried Holy Trinity 24 Sep 1688
Letter of Administration for the estate of of William LOCKE, Victualer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- William LOCK the elder was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 20th Sep 1689] 21 February 1689/90 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1689 event record 22 Granted to his Relict and administrtrix Edith LOCKE also bound with her are Peter FLEWELLEN of Dorchester a Cooper by trade; Thomas CLARKE of Dorchester husbandman witnesses Robert Loder Thomas Gosling and Edith Chefell
Will of William TWISSE, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset 06 February 1690 PROB 11/398 Note:- This William Twisse should not be confused with William Twisse (c1580-1646) See Dictionary of National Biography who was another of John White's New College acquaintenances, afterwards chaplain to Elizabeth of Bohemia and in the 1640's Chairman of the prebyterian Westminster Assembly. This William Twisse was a wealthy merchant in Dorchester who died in 1690. Alderman 1661;1674
Will of Martha FOY, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 17 February 1690 PROB 11/398 Buried Holy Tinity 17 Dec 1689
Letter of Administration for the estate of William PANSHEARD [PANCHARD or PANSHARD] , of Dorchester, Dorset 20 Apr 1690 DHC DA/A/1690 event record 29 Granted to John LEVETT Yeoman Brother-in-law and principal creditor of deceased also bound with him is Francis HARBIN Yeoman; Witnessed Thomas Clarke and W Hortock junior [Note:- Could not trace burial]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Benedicta [Bennet?] WAADE [WADE?] late of Dorchester, Dorset [No trace of burial] 29 Apr 1690 DHC DA/A/1690 event record 27 Granted to John HODDER Mercer of Dorchester the natural and lawful son and administrator of the estate of the deceased : also bound is Sarah HODDER (in latin but think it says of the same place i.e. Dorchester - salutam which I think here might mean beneficiary and this may be because she is John HODDERS Sister see her will dated 11 May 1698 and proved 14 Jun 1698 which also refers to John HODDER)
Will of Lawrence SHEPPARD [SHEPHERD] of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- His wife Elizabeth was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 19 Apr 1678 - Lawrence also buried there on 12 Mar 1689/90. Children:- (1)Lawrence bap HT 1st Nov 1649. he married Elizabeth ENSOR of Melcombe 18 July 1699 at Frampton see strays for more info. (2) George bap HT 20th July 1651 he married Avis JEFFERIE 7th Aug 1673 at AS (3) Robert bap HT 25th Dec 1652 (4) John bap HT 24th Jun 1655 buried All saints 25th apr 1686 (5) William may have been born circa 1657 (6) Honur bap HR 14th Aug 1659 she married Enoch FORTISCUE at HT on 28th May 1683. I have not located a Rachel CHILES Dated 14 Dec 1689
Proved 30 Apr 1690
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1690 event record 27

Will: I Lawrence SHEPARD of Dorchester of the parish of the Holy Trinitie Shearman beinge sicke in body but of good & pfect memory doe make this my last Will and testament in manner & form as follows:-

Impremis: I give to my Sonne Lawrence SHEPPARD my Ra?ke and three of sheeres one sheare bord & cotton bord

Item: I give my sonne George SHEPPARD one stocke? of Beer and five shillings in money

Item: I give my sonne Robert one stocke? of beer & five shillings

Item: I give to my sonne Willm SHEPARD one Stocke of beer & five shillings

Item: I give my sonne in law Enock FFORTISCUE one shilling

Item: I give my daughter Rachell CHILES whome I make Executrix of this my last Will & Testament my Dwelling House and farm? and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and with all ? in the house

Whittnes my hand hereunto sett [The mark of Lawre[rest missing] SHEPPARD

24 Decem 1689 John GILBERT; ? BEDFORD Whitnesser

Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard COLE, Dyer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Richard COOL [COLE] buried at St Peters church Dorchester 16th May 1689] 30 Apr 1690 DHC Ad/Dt/A/16920 event record 28 Granted to son Richard COLE also bound with him Hugh CROAD [CRODE] of Dorchester Clothier witnesses Thomas CLARKE and W HORLOCKE junior
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary MAYNARD also DIBBENS, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Mary MAYNARD the wife of John MAYNARD was buried at HoklyTrinity Church Dorchester on 25th May 1690] 30 Apr 1690 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1692 event record 26 Granted to John MAYNARD of Farrington [ Fordington ?] in the County of Dorset worsted comber by trade 30th April 1692 also bound with him was John BARKER of blandford Forum Apothecary
Letters of Administration for the estate of Samuell BRAY, of Dorchester, Dorset. [Buried at St Peters Church dorchester 13th Feb 1689/90] 01 May 1690 AD/DT/A/1690 event record 30 Granted to Samia [variations also quoted in documentation Susamian - Susanneh] the widow and relict and late wife of Samuel BRAY late of Dorchester also bound with her is John LEVETT of Dorchester a Clothier witnesses G Pashen and Thomas Iveleaf
Letters of Administration Henry DOLLING, of Dorchester, Dorset. [Buried at Worth Matravers 4th Feb 1689/90] 21 June 1690 Dorset History Centre, Ad/Dt/A/1690/31. See transcription of Letters of Administration taken out by his relict and administratrix Alice Dolling
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joseph POPLE alias MASTERS,of Owermoigne , Dorset [could not locate a burial] 15 Sep 1690 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1690 Event record 54 Granted to Lawrence RIGHTON principal creditor of Dorchester Ironmonger - also bound is Francis HARBIN of Dorchester gentleman: signed H Horlake Junior and George Clarke
Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard LACY,of Dorchester, Dorset 29 Oct 1690 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1690 Event record 26 Granted to Anne LACY also MOSSE ye now wife of Joshua MOSSE of Corfe Castle a taylor and the lawful daughter of Richard LACY late of Dorchester deceased : Also bound Nathaniel SPEARE taylor and Robert BEERE of Corfew Castle a woollen comber witnesses Robert?; Thomas Frampton and John Lanning
Letter of Administration for the estate of William BAUER,of Dorchester, Dorset granted to Susannah Bray 11 December 1690 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1690 Event record 32 Bound : Susannah BRAY lawful daughter and John Levett of Dorchester. Note:- Could not locate a burial
Will of Gilbert WHIFFEN,Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 25th Nov 1689] Dated 02 Nov 1689
Proved 11 Dec 1690
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1690 Event record 26 Will mentions Son Henry WHIFFEN & grandson Melchsedeck COX; wife; daughter Elizabeth HARBIN now wife of John HARBIN; grandson Francis HARBIN; Daughter Hannah COX; dwellings at Southover in the parish of Frampton; dwelling in which his wife lives in Dorchester and dwelling at Hilford Dorset: witnesses Samuel Symes; William Hayward; and Philip Byles
Will of William MITCHELL, Mariner being bound to Sea in Their Majesty's Service of Dorchester, Dorset 20 December 1690 PROB 11/402 Buried Portland St George 26 Mar 1690
Letter of Administration for the estate of William GAPE,of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 23rd Nov 1691] 01 Jan 1691/2 DHC DA/A/1691 event record 30 Bound : Sarah GAPE the lawful relict of William GAPE also bound with her is Arthur HAVELAND and John LOVETT
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joseph WILLIAMS,of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 19th Sep 1691] 01 Jan 1691/2 DHC DA/A/1691 event record 31 Bound : John CLAPCOTT grocer the principal creditor also bound is William WILSON Innholder
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joseph PRIDE,of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 23 Oct 1691 ] 12 Jan 1691/2 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1691 event record 33 Bound : Mary PRIDE Relict and administratrix of the deceased - also bound is Edward PEARSE [PIERCE] of Monkton and John LEVETT of Dorchester a weaver
Letter of Administration for the estate of Benjamin WINDSOR , of Dorchester, Dorset granted to Joseph WINDSOR [Signed WINSER] his lawful brother and administrator of his estate [Note:- Buried Fordington 23rd Dec 1691] 15 Jan 1691/2 DHC Da/A/1691/29 Bound with Joseph WINDSOR (his mark) is John TORRINGTON of Dorchester clothworker (his signature) and Thomas WINDSOR (his mark) Witnesses William Glisson; Jane Smyth and Mary Chip [Alternate spellings WINSOR; WINZER, WINDSER; WINDZER]
Will of Marey [Mary] MARTEN [MARTIN], Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Mary MARTEN buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 25 Feb 1690/1] Dated 02 Feb 1690
proved April 1691
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1691 Event Record 12 Will beneficiaries: Grandchildren Elizabeth FOX; William TUXBURY; Eleanor SPICER; John MICHELL; Robert MICHEL; John SPICER; Elizabeth HAMLIN; Mary HAMLIN; Nicholas HAMLIN; Rest to daughter Elizabeth TUXBURY
Will of Samuel SYMES, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 6th July 1691] Dated 25 Jun 1691
proved 05 Dec 1691
DHCAd/Dt/W/1691 Event Record 13 Will beneficiaries: Long Will mentiones Sisters Mary SYMES who is left a dwelling in east street within All Saints Parish; sister Sarah WISEMAN; sister Hannah WHIFFEN; bequests to Jane the wife of Benjamin HUETT the elder and their 2 children Samuel & Benjamin; neice Elizabeth STENT the elder to her daughter Elizabeth STENT mention of paying 20 due to John CROOME of Fordington : also premises on south side of West Street in the parish of St peters also refers to leases etc and names lawrence SHEPPARD; Thomas TRENCHARD Esq and Richard WHITTLE witnessed by John LONG; Moses SNOOK and Robert BUN
Nuncupative Will of Machias [Mathias] BRINN, of St Peters parish in Dorchester, Dorset - Letter of Administration granted to relict Jana [Latin abbreviation for Johanna meaning Joan or Jane] BRINN relict 10 March 1692 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1691 Event Record 32 Note:- See Nuncupative Will . The sworn statement by the three witnesses required was not attached to the Letter of Administration. Bound by Letter of Administration:- Joane BRINN relict with John LEVETT and Robert HORT [Note:- Joan BRINE may have died and been buried at HT 20 Sep 1693]
Will of John Symonds, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 14 March 1692 PROB 11/408 Buried Holy Trinity 22 Feb 1691: Also mentioned by Hutchins as a benefactor who left money for the maintenance of Chubb's almshouses (page370)
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joan SETT? [Surname not clear - Ancestry recorded as FETT? and LA cover has Eett? ] widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Not located a suitable burial closest was Joan PITT? 1690 HT] 09 Apr 1692 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1692 event record 28 Administration granted to her natuaral and lawful daughter Mary CHIPP widow of Dorchester also bound with her was Thomas HALL of Dorchester Gemtleman and Francis GUY Cordwainer of Dorchester Witnesses Hannah CHIP and John DENNER
Letter of Administration for the estate of Sarah THORNE spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 01 Feb 1689/90] 16 May 1692 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1692 event record 27 Granted to John THORNE of Dorchester a sadler the natural and lawful brother of the deceased also bound is Christol [Christopher?] KEYMORE of Blandford Forum a glover: witnessed George Clarke and Gracia Keymer
Will and Inventory of goods of Alice NOT [or KNOTT] widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 10 Aug 1692] Will 21 Jun 1692
Died 10 Aug 1692
Appraised 23 Sep 1692
Exhibited 30 May 1693
DHC Bc/I event record 54 Will beneficiaries:- Son Richard KNOTT; Daughter Cotten WHITTKLE; rest to Susanna COOMES also executrix; witnessed Richard Samwaies; William Compton and Nicholas Combs
Inventory: Alice NOT widow of Dorchester who deceased 10th August & appraised 23rd Sep 1692 by William HAYDEN; John WIGGONS and Nicholas COMBS Debts owing to estate " Mrs Mary CROAD widow of Dorchester 1.1.6d. an old debt from Mr Francis HAWKINS of the Castle in Dorchester 10 shillings
Will of John WILLCE or WILLS, Mariner late belonging to the Reserve and now to the Assistance of Dorchester, Dorset 17 October 1692 PROB 11/411  
Letter of Administration for the estate of Henry CLARKE of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Henry Clarke buried St peters Church Dorchester 7th Dec 1693] 09 Feb 1693 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1693 Event Record 19 Bound Edmund CLARKE lawful brother of deceased also bound Osmund and Thomas COX of Longbridge Somerset
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary CHIP of Dorchester, Dorset 27 Feb 1693 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1693 Event Record 18 Bound Sarah [Sara] CHIP the lawful daughter of Mary CHIP the administratrix - also bound William GALE [signed GEALE] of Fordington brewer by trade witnessed by Richard RODERICK and William BERBENHEAD
Will of Gabriel GOULD shoemaker of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 14 Mar 1692/3] Dated 30 Jun 1692
Proved 30 Apr 1693
DHC Cc/I/G Event Record 89 Will beneficiaries:- eldest daughter Ann, eldest son Gabriel; daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Arian ye wife of John HARBEN, son John; Rest to wife Joan GOULD witnesses John Lovett, John Gould, Richard Samwaies [Samways]
Letters of Administration for the estate of Joshua CHURCHILL Gentleman late of St Peters Parish in Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 8th Jan 1693/4] Buried 8 Jan 1693/4
Issued 19th Jan 1693/4
Dorset Archdeaconry
AD/DT/1693 Event Record 20
Letters of Administration granted to Joane CHURCHILL the natural and lawful daughter of the deceased also bound were William GEAL of Fordington a brewer and Francis Michell Goldsmith? of Blandford [Note:- Link to more information about the Rev Joshua CHURCHILL (1627-1693/4) who was vicar of St Geores Church in Fordington from 1656 until 1662 when he was ejected]
Inventory of the goods of Robert ROBERTS of Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried at St peters Church Dorchester 31st Jan 1693/4] 29 Jan 1693/4 DHC Inventories 1694 Event Record 38 An Inventory of the goods and household stuff of Robert ROBERTS late of Dorchester deceased January ye 29th 1693 taken and charged by us whose names are hereunto subscribed [large inventory apart from houshold items ref to the Hall, Chamber over the hall, chamber over the buttery, chamber over the entry, a Buttery with silting tubbs and butter & beer barrels, kitchen with brewing tubbs, kiln and grate, malt loft, celler, haysheds and stables and garden] Robert CORBEN and Thomas PARSONS
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joane GEORGE Widow of Holy Trinity parish in Dorchester, Dorset 19 Jun 1694 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1694 Event Record 21 Granted to Cicily [signed Cisely] SNOOK principal creditor also bound are Lydia SNOOK spinster and Robert FILDUE Innholder
Will of John COTTON Tailor of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St peters Church dorchester 26th May 1694] Dated 21 July 1693
Proved 15 Feb 1694/5
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1694 Event Record 19 Will: wife Susannah and son William each inherit half the house they live in in South Street Dorchester; sons John and Joseph and daughters katherine, Elizabeth, Florence and Mary
Will of William MUNDEN [MUNDIN] , of Dorchester, a taylor [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Parish Dorchester 05 Apr 1694] Dated 02 Apr 1694
Proved 23 Apr 1694
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1694 event record 18 Bebneficiaries: Ann CHANNON daughter of James CHANNON of Dorchester; Ellner MANUEL daughter of James NANNUELL of Dorchester; Jone MUNDIN wife of Thomas MUNDIN of Dorchester; Thomas MUNIN of Dorchester and Thomas MUNDIN of Weymouth both inherit benefit of 20 bill of Mr John Williams of Lowell; Dwelling house, garden, stable and hayloft to James the younger son of Hugh MUNDIN deceased. John MUNDIN the elder son of my brother Hugh MUNDIN; Brother James CHANNON & james NUNDIN Executors; Witnessed by John Gollop; Francis Wadman; Robert Bound
Letter of Administration for the estate of William CRIMBLE, of Dorchester, Dorset 06 Aug 1694 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1694 event record 20 Granted to Widow and Relict Elizabeth CRIMBLE (her mark) witnesses Charles & Christopher Stoodly and William Glisson : Also bound with Elizabeth John LOVELL and William CLARK of Dorchester
Will of Samuell FOY, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 12 February 1695 PROB 11/424 Buried St Peters 9th Sep 1694
Inventory of all the goods and chattles of William CHURCHILL, the Younger Esq of Dorchester, Dorset who died intestate and a Letter of Administration and Oath document for his estate granted to his widow Barbara Inv Dated 26 Feb 1695
L/A dated 02 Jun 1696
DHC Bc/I/C Event Record 102 and Bc/A/C Event Record 64 Extensive Inventory of goods taken and appriased 26th Feb 1695 by George LESTER; Robert RASKER; and Thomas MEECH [Note:- could not locate a burial]: Bound with Barbara CHURCHILL was Edward LONG and Thomas JENKINS Witnessses Honour HOLLWAY and Walter FOY
Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of John GOULD of Dorchester lately deceased taken on 28th March 1695 by William GOULD and Robert COPE Exhibited 15 Apr 1695 DHC Ad/Dt/I/1695 event record 43 [Note:- John GOULD was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 17th March 1694]
Will of James PAULE, Mariner belonging to Their Majesty's Ship of War Royal Victory of Dorchester, Dorset 11 May 1695 PROB 11/425  
Will of Thomas TRENCHARD of Dorchester, Dorset 10 June 1695 PROB 11/426 Note:- NBI has a burial at Charminster St Mary the Virgin Church 20 Nov 1694?
Will of John CHURCHILL, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 14 November 1695 PROB 11/428 See Possible burial Holy Trinity 23 Dec 1695?
Inventory of Andrew PURCHASE , of Dorchester, Dorset Taken 21 Nov 1695
Exhibited 15 Jan 1695/6
DHC Ad/Dt/I/1695 event record 42 Image Ancestry.com Appraised by Mr George GOULD; Mr William CHURCHILL; Mr aquila PURCHASE; Mr Joseph LILLINGTON [Note:- A piece of this extensive inventory of goods has been torn off the original document affecting his name, but it is just possible to make out the bottom part of his Christion name (the surname being clear). Andrew PURCHAS or PURCHASE was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 18 Nov 1695 just 3 days before this inventory was taken]
Inventory of William Comton [COMPTON] , of Dorchester, Dorset 08 May 1696 DHC Bc/I/C event record 137 Appraised by John LOVELL; James MANUELL and Robert SPICER [Note:- William COMPTON was buried at Holy Truinity church Dorchester 20th Aug 1695]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John MILBORNE , Husbandsmen of Dorchester, Dorset also Nuncupative Will [Note:- John MILBORNE was buried at St Georges Church at Fordington on 30th December 1695] Will 30 Jun 1696
LA 14 July 1696
Oath 15 July 1696
DHC Bc/A/M event record 57 Granted to Mary MILBORNE relict and administratrix of the estae of deceasede together with his nuncuative will also bound is Peter MILBORNE husbandsman of Fordington : Witnessed Robert RASKER; Martin WILCOX; Henry ALDER: permission granted to take oath 8th July; Oath taken before Henry Robinson 15th July 1696: Nuncupative will states that on 30th June 1696 John MILBORNE of Frome Whitfield Husbandsman gave £12 a piece to his sisters; his wearing apparel to brother Peter MILBORNE; Rest to wife Mary: dated 4th July 1696: Witnesses Signature of Joseph DAMER; Mark of Hannah HUNTLRY; the mark of Alice MILBOURNE; the mark of Elizabeth VOKER?
Will of Joshua COLSON, Apothecary of Dorchester, Dorset 04 August 1696 PROB 11/433 NBI Buried St Peters Dorchester 10 Jul 1696
Will of William HOBBY, Mariner and now belonging to His Majesty's Ship Dorchester of Glanford, Dorset 03 November 1696 PROB 11/435  
Will of George KNAPTON, Apothecary of Dorchester, Dorset 05 December 1696 PROB 11/435 NBI Buried St Peters Dorchester either 19th or 22nd Oct 1696
Letter of Administration for the estate of Nicholas HAMLYN , of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity 14th May 1696] 28 Jan 1696/7 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1696 Event Record 10 Granted to Ffrancis HAMLYN the natural & lawful son of the deceased also bound Jacobus Manuell [Jacobus is latin for Jacob or James - in this case he signed the LA as James witnesses Robert Loder & E Clarke & Joseph Bishop
Letter of Administration for the estate of Robert ELLIOTT, Gentleman of All Saints Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church in Dorchester 8th Dec 1696] 22 Feb 1696/7 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1696 event record 11 L/A Granted to his principal creditor George GOULD gentleman of St Peters Parish in Dorchester - also bound with him is Bartholomew HORE [Signed HOARE] of Dorchester witnesses Richard Fitzherbert and William GLISSON surrogate
Will of Nicholas DAY, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- a Sarah the wife of Nicholas DAY was buried at OSmington on 20th Dec 1693 but could not locate his burial] Dated 09 Apr 1697
Proved 21 Apr 1697
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1697 event record 10 Will: To be buried with wife at Osmington; Kinsman Richard EYRES of Dorchester also Overseer; John, Sarah and Richard HARDY issueof John HARDY late of Preston; Elizabeth WYATT daughter of Richard WYATT late of London now Fleet Bridge upholsterer; Nicholas HELLIER son of John HELLIER of Osmington; Thomas MASTERS son of Nathaniel MASTERS; Jane JEWELL wife of William JEWELL late of Steart somerset; Rest to Thomas DAY, Dorothy DAY; and Elizabeth DAY issue of Thomas DAY of Fiddington Somerset Witnesses Henry Norman junior, Joan Eyres and William Williams
Letter of renunciation by Jane GOULD spinster of Dorchester and the sister and next of kin of Robert WALL of Punknowle in Dorset Clerk deceased who died intestate 30 Oct 1697 DHC Bc/W/T event record 21 Renunciation in favour of to Edith CLARE of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis widow and Cozen GERMAN & 1 of the co-heirs of the said Robert WALL. Witnesses Mary RASKER and ? TEMPLEMAN
Sentence of Thomas TRENCHARD, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 13 November 1697 PROB 11/442 Note:- NBI has a burial at Charminster St Mary the Virgin Church 20 Nov 1694?
Will of Alexander HAVELLAND, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset 11 February 1698 PROB 11/443 Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 15 Nov 1697
Will of Edmund JEWELL, [or JUELL] Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 18 May 1698 PROB 11/445 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 4 Feb 1697/8
Will of Henery [Henry] HARBIN, Baker of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 05 Feb 1697/8
Proved 21 May 1698
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1698; Event Rec. No: 21 Beneficiaries:- Sin-in-law Sebastian HUNT: daughter Deborah the wife of Sebastian HUNT; Brother Christopher HARBIN: Witnesses John OLDIS; Henry SHORTO; and Mary BULLOCK - Note:- Buried All Saints Dorchester 22nd Feb 1697/8 Link to transcription
Inventory of the goods and chattles of Ann CHIPMAN [CHAPMAN] , Widow of All Saints Parish Dorchester, late deceased Dated 08 Jun 1698 DHC Bc/I/C Event Record 49 Taken by John LOVELACE and William DOWLE. [Note:- Burial record at All Saints Church Dorchester on 20th May 1698 clearly has CHAPMAN as surname - See Entry below for 22nd May 1699 under Bc/I/C event record 48 for letter of Administration of her estate in the minority of her daughter satah CHIPMAN]
Will of Sarah HODDER, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Sarah Hodder spinster was buried at Little Cheney Dorset 2nd June 1698 affidavit brought 3rd June 1698] Dated 11 May 1698
Proved 14 Jun 1698
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1698 Event Record 20 Beneficiaries: Brother John HODDER and his wife Mary; Neice benedicta MUNDEN [Note:- Benedicta Munden of Dorchester later married Bernard Hambling at West Stafford Dorset on 21st Sep 1710] neice sarah MUNDEN; neice Elizabeth MUNDEN; Sisters Benedicta & Elizabeth; Nephew Simon ASH towards his binding in apprenticship; Brother [i.e. Brother-in-law] John WARD: Witnesses Abraham Templeman + another templeman
Will of Joseph GOLD Mariner of Dorchester, Dorset 26 June 1698 PROB 11/446  
Will of William HAYDON, Millwright of Dorchester, [Dorset] 20 October 1698 PROB 11/447 See FFH Page 221, 243,255, 259
Letter of Administration for the estate of Anne CHIPMAN , Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Anne CHIPMAN was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 20th May 1698] 22 May 1699 DHC Bc/I/C event record 48 Mr Ezra KING of Blandford Forum a taylor by trade is firmly bound by the Letter of Administrationon condition that Elizabeth ABBOTT wife of John ABBOTT of Dorchester administratrix of the estate of the late deceased who died during the minority of Sarah CHIPMAN daughter of the deceased.Witnessed by George FFROME Notarry Public [Note:- See ALSO Inventory of goods taken for Ann CHIPMAN (CHAPMAN) of All Saints Parish taken 8th June 1698]
Will of Elizabeth BLAKE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 11 September 1699 PROB 11/452 NBI Buried St Peters Dorchester 2 May 1699
Will of James SYMONDS, Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset 14 December 1699 PROB 11/453 Buried Holy Trinity 10 Dec 1699
Will of Humphery HULL, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 04 May 1700 PROB 11/455  
Will of Sarah EYRES or EYRE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 13 May 1700 PROB 11/455 Buried St Peters 12 Apr 1700

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