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Dorchester

Index of Wills 1701 - 1800

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester August 2009
(Last updated February 2013)


[595 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 Roger BARNES, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 18 Mar 1701 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1712 Event Record 16 Reference to his father in law Richard Swayne , Nicholas Romayne of Lyndlinch and his wife (unnamed) but also refers to her looking after his children. Probate does not appear to have been granted until 13 Mar 1712. Roger Barnes was buried at St Peters church Dorchester on 21st March 1701/2. Witnesses signed to authenticate that it was his will at court hearing at Dorchester in April 1723. May have had 4 children bap St peters prior to his death (1) Ann 27th bap Apr 1693 (20 Roger bap 1st Aug 1694 (3) Margaret bap 15th June 1696 (4) Simon bap 1st Feb 1698/9
Will of Thomas HERNE, Chirurgeon of Dorchester, Dorset 03 June 1701 PROB 11/460 Buried St Peters 31 Jan 1700
Will of Thomas ROSE, Doctor in Physic of Dorchester, Dorset 20 October 1701 PROB 11/462 Buried Holy Trinity 13 Apr 1700 [Note:- See link to Dr Thomas ROSE MD (1650/1-1700) for more comments about this family]
Will of Mary WILLIAMS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 16 May 1702 PROB 11/464  
Will of Priscilla JONES, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 19 October 1702 PROB 11/466  
Will of Edward DAMAR, Clerk of Dorchester, Dorset 08 May 1703 PROB 11/471 Educated Christs college Cambridge sizar (age 18) at CHRIST'S, July 1, 1650. S. of John (Damony or Damer). B. at Godmanstone, Dorset. School, Bridport (Mr Hallet).
Matric. 1650; B.A. 1653. R. of Wyke Regis, Dorset, 1658-62. Chaplain to Jersey Garrison; ejected, 1660. Afterwards at Dorchester, preaching occasionally. Steward to Denzil, Lord Holles. (Peile, I. 538; Hutchins, Dorset, II. 856, and IV. 387.)
Will of Sarah DRYE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 30th Sep 1702] Dated 21 Jan 1701/2
Proved 24 May 1703
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1703 event record 16 Will beneficiaries: Son-in-Law John COUSINS and Sarah Holland his daughter; William, Elizabeth, Robert, Mary, and John COUSINS his sons and daughters; Gandson Robert DRYE; Sons William and Henry DRYE (Henry receives messuage in Dorchester in possession of Sebastuian Hunt: Witnesses Peter Grey, Mary Smith, Jane Brown and Jone Squire
Will of John HELLARD, of the parish of All Saints Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints church Dorchester 12th Aug 1702] Dated 17 July 1702
Proved 24 May 1703
PROB 11/471 Beneficiaries: Son John; daughter Elizabeth (dwelling house formerly in possession of Widow RAYALL); daughter Hannah (dwelling house lately in possession of John PERSONS; daughter Jane; son William dwelling puts timber in + house brews in; son Robert dwelling in possession George HOGELS; wife Hannaty House & Shop witnesses Daniel Toup & Richard Baylie
Will of Katherine ATKINS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 10 August 1703 PROB 11/471  
Will of John LOCKETT, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset 30 October 1703 PROB 11/472 Buried St Peters 28 Aug 1703
Will of John SEWARD of Dorchester, Dorset 06 November 1703 PROB 11/472  
Will of Mary SHEPPARD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 30 March 1704 PROB 11/475 Buried St Peters 21 Jan 1703
Will of Margaret SYMONDS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 15 July 1704 PROB 11/477  
Will of Judeth FOY, Widow of All Saints Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Judeth FOY was buried at All Saints church Dorchester on 24 Sep 1704] Dated 05 Aug 1704
Proved 25 Sep 1704
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1704 event record 19 Beneficiaries:- Richard FOY son and his 5 children George; James; Martha; Judeth and Mary by his wife Alice FOY: James FOY son now living in New England (7 years to claim); son Robert FOY and 2 of his children Richard & Mary: Witnesses Joseph Bishop; Robert Arnold; and Richard Bayly [See the marriage of Richard FOY to Judeth BISHOP at All Saints Church in 1654 for more information about this family]
Will of Elizabeth TRENCHARD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 02 November 1704 PROB 11/479  
Will of Samuell REYNER, Clerk of Dorchester, Dorset 19 December 1704 PROB 11/479 Samuel REYNER MA (1623-1704) Rector of Holy trinity and St peters Dorchester (1670-1704) Follow link for a short account of his life
Will of Anthony ARTHUR Plaisterer of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 31 Jan 1704/5
Proved 19 Mar 1704/5
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1704 Event Record 18 Beneficiaries:- Grandaughter Elizabeth DREWER daughter of William DREWER of Dorchester plaisterer; His wife deceased; Jane DREWER wife of William; Sister (in-law) Dorothy POUNCY; Brother in law Thomas Pouncy; Grandson George DREWER. Anthoy ARTHUR was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 8th Feb 1704/5
Will of Richard BONGER, Baker of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Signed the oath of loyalty to Charles II on 31st Aug 1681 - He was buried as Richard BANGER at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 8th April 1705] Dated 26 Mar 1705
Proved 28 July 1705
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1705 Event Record 8 image available on Ancestry.com Beneficiaries:- House Daniel Paddock lives in to daughter Elizabeth for rest of its term: House he lives in to wife Sarah and daughter Hannah; 1 shilling each to daughter Sarah and sons John & Matthew. [Note:- this derisory sum was often used in wills to show that they had been considered by the testator and prevent any possible claim on the houses etc that he left to the others. This does not mean he was estranged from these children but had probably already set his sons up in business or otherwise provided for the already.
Will of Thomas CHANING, Grocer of Dorchester , Dorset [Buried at Maiden Newton] 18 Apr 1705 DHC Bc/W/C Event Record 29 Husband of Mary CHANNING who was executed for his murder by being burnt at the stake in Maumbury Rings on March 21st 1705/6
Sentence of James SYMONDS, Mariner of Dorchester , Dorset 19 May 1705 PROB 11/485  
Will of Francis TUTHILL of Dorchester, Dorset 26 May 1705 PROB 11/484 Buried Holy Trinity 1st Sep 1704
Will of Margaret BAYLY Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 05 Jun 1705
Proved 08 Oct 1705
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1705 Event Record 7 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries:- Cousin Edward Bayly of Weymouth and his children ; Poor of Upway distributed by Mr James Gould and Poor of St Peters Dorchester distributed by curate Rev Taylor. Note:- Margaret BALLEY was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 7th April 1705.
Will of Katherine IRONSIDE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [No trace of burial] Dated 06 Jan 1704
Proved 28 July 1705
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1705 Event Record 9 See transcription of the Will of Katherine IRONSIDE : Also 1677 visitation of Dorset Ironside pedigree page 38
Will of Robert FEILDNE, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset 12 September 1705 PROB 11/484/37  
Will of Grace DASHWOOD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Litton Chemey St marys Church on 15th May 1706] Dated 05 Aug 1703
Proved 28 May 1706
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1706 event record 9 Bequests :- Grandson Giles COBB; Grandson John DAMER (inc bible which was his grandfathers 7 Mr Dodds Brookes upon the commandments; Grace Damer?; brother Thomas White; Brother Duey and wife; Brother Savedge and wife; Brother Lock and wife; cousin John Duey; Sister Savedge; & her daughters Elizabeth; temperence
Will of Edith COOKE widow of Dorchester [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 11th Jan 1702/3] Dated 29 Aug 1700
Proved 29 May 1706
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1706 event record 10 beneficiaries etc:- Henry LANE; Charoty FRANKLIN; Alice GOULD Widow and her daughter Alice ; John GOULD Witnesses Thomas CHESELL and Robert BOARD
Will of Thomas BUNN, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Thomas BUNN married Mary SLADE at All saints Burch Dorchester on 17th Sep 1685 - Thomas BUNN who was Parish Clerk of All Saints from circa 1692 until his death was buried at All Saints on 13th Sep 1705] Dated 02 Jun 1705
Proved 29 May 1706
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1706 Event Record 11 Image on Ancestry.com Beneficiaries under will Brother Nicholas; Sister Grace HOLBROOKE Widow ; Richard HUTCHINS Rector of All Saints £5; Rest Wife Mary BUNN sole Exec Witnessed William DRY and Morgan HARBEN [Note also the will of Mary BUNN Widow and relict of Thomas BUNN (but therein described as a searge weaver) lately deceased dated 18th Nov 1711 shown below]
Will of Philip BYLES, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 19 November 1706 PROB 11/491 Buried St Peters 26 Jun 1706
Will of Henry MICHELL, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 07 Mar 1706/7] Dated 17 July 1706
Proved 17 Mar 1706/7
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1706 event record 8

This is the Last Will and Testament of me henry MICHELL of Dorchester in the County of Dorset Victualler being sick and weak in boby but of sound and perfect memory (thanks be to God) First I give to my daughter Mary HUNT one red petticote of my late wives and one shilling. Item I give to my grandaughter Mary HUNT my said wives wedding ring and a cotton whittle All other goods chattles and personal estate whatsoever I give bequeath unto my son Stephen MICHELL whom I herewith constitute & make sole executrix of this my said Testament Revoking all former wills &Testaments by me made In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of July One Thousand seven hundred and six. Signed Henry MICHELL [his mark H] Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of Mell COX and Morgan HARBIN

Will of Stephen BEDFORD, Clothier of Dorchester , Dorset 04 March 1707 PROB 11/493 Buried Holy Trinity 6 Feb 1706
Will of John LEWETT [LEVETT] Weaver of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St peters Church Dorchester 12th Mar 1706/7 may have been 81 years old - i.e. born circa 1625] Dated 14 Feb 1701?
Proved 25 May 1707
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1707 event record 25 Beneficiaries Benjamin CARRINGTON son of my daughter in law Amos CARRINGTON annuity from 3 properties 1 he lives in others in posession of Richard Samways other Henry MOREY: John CARRINGTON Brother of Benjamin: Sister Mary BLYTH; Nephew George PANCHARD; Kinswomen Elizabeth BOWER & Dinah MOSSE ; Mary daughter of Benjamin CARRINGTON; Witness Peter Grey rest illegible. [ Note:- Nephew Georeg PANCHARD was the 5th child from the marriage of William PANCHARD to Mary LEVETT at St Peters on 17 Jan 1676/7 ]
Will of Nicholas WARREN of Dorchester , Dorset 28 May 1707 PROB 11/494 Buried Holy Trinity 23 Dec 1706
Inventory of the goods and Chattles of Elizabeth GAWLER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried St peters Church Dorchester 10th June 1707] 18 June 1707 DHC Ad/Dt/I/1707 event record 21 A True and perfect Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Elizabeth GAWLER Widow of Dorchester who deceased on 9th June 1707 taken and comprised by George MABER and Sebastian HUNT 18th June 1707 and exhibited into the Registry of the Archdeacon of Dorset on 11th March 1707. Had a shop in her dwelling
Will of Andrew LODER, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 18 June 1707 PROB 11/495 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester "Mr. Andrew Loder senior buried 4th June 1707
Will of James WOOD, Maltster of Dorchester, Dorset 09 October 1707 PROB 11/497 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester "18 Sep James WOOD was buried at Holy Trinity Dorchester"
Letter of Administration for the estate of Andrew SHORT (think Batch for bachelor)of Dorchester Dorset 07 Feb 1707/8 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1707 event record 26 Granted to Elizabeth SHORT Widow of All Saints Parish Dorchester the natural and lawful mother and Administratrix of goods and chattles etc of deceased ALSO bound is Richard FFOY of Dorchester a chair maker witnessed by Simon and Constance LIMBRURY - Thomas POPE surrogate
Will [badly damaged] of Josiah BYLES barber and chirurgeon of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Josiah BYLES (or BILES) was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 20th January 1707/8] Dated 20 Dec 1707
Proved 11th Mar 1707/8
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1707 Event Record 24 image on Ancestry.com Trust for maintenance and education of his daughter Elizabeth BYLES in her minority rest to wife Elizabeth. Mentioned William HAWKINS of Dorchester Gentleman & Gilbert Maximillian & Thomas COOPER Witnesses John Woolmington and Joseph Damer
Will & Inventory of John HARRIS Hellier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 1st Oct 1707] Dated 24 Sep 1707
Proved 08 Jun 1708
DHC Bc/W/H event record 57 Beneficiaries:- Sons William & John HARRIS & Wife (not named) & Robert WHITE: Witnesses Mary King; Robert Whit(e) and William Hayward; Inventroy of Goods taken 5th July 1708 by peter Fflewellen & Nicholas SLADE
Will of Richard SMITH, the elder Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St peters Church Dorchester 18 Feb 1707/8] Dated 28 Apr 1702
Proved 08 Jun 1708
DHC Bc/Ew Event Records 28; 29; 30 Beneficiaries wife Joane SMITH ref to dwellings in St peters Parish, lease house dated 30th May 1700 granted to John HAVELL of Dorchester a Gentleman and Thomas HAVELL of Dorchester his brother , garden plot in possession of Andrew PURCHASE; ref to son-inlaw Thomas BEALE husband of his daughter Mary Smith, witnessed Mary Byles, Mary Munden and Thomas Courtney
Sentence of Elizabeth STRODE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 26 June 1708 PROB 11/504  
Will of Matthew WILLIAMS, Mariner now bound to Sea in His Majesty's Ship the Adventure of Dorchester, Dorset 30 June 1708 PROB 11/502  
Will of Francis WOODROW, saleman of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 16 Apr 1708
Proved 31 July 1708
DHC Bc/I/W event record 155 Beneficiaries: Brothers Robert & Richard WOODROW; nephews of dceased brother John being Richard; William; george; Francis and Elizabeth Welsh their sister; Mary Chipman widow daughter of my late sister Mary; Richard son of Francis Woodrow; Margaret Woodrow daughter of deceased brother John executrix [Note:- Margaret WOODROW left this estate unadministered and when she died a letter of Administration was granted to "Fanney WOODROW the administratrix of Francis WOODROW of Dorchester Dorset salesman deceased together with the last will and testament of the said Francis WOODROW deceased annexed -- and unadministered by Margaret WOODROW executrix of the said deceased since also deceased ------Dated 30th April 1739. --Along with Fanney Woodrow widow of Dorset was bound Michael MELLER of Plush in Dorset yeoman.
Will of Thomas DELACOURT, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 06 November 1708 PROB 11/504 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 27 Sep Mr.Thomas DELISSUTE? buried Mayo says '24th Sept 1708 Thomas Delacourt Mayor died this day & Thomas Seward chosen in his place till the new election'
Sentence of Mary SHEPPARD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 17 December 1708 PROB 11/504 Note;- May relate to earlier will dated 30 mar 1704?
Will of Richard Brookes or BROOKS, Waggoner of Dorchester, Dorset 10 March 1709 PROB 11/507 This is Richard BROOKS the father of Mary CHANNING (1687-1705/6) who was executed at Mambury Rings. See also transcription of the Will of Richard BROOKS dated 5th Sep 1708
Will of Sarah PURCHASE, Wife of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 16 Sep 1708

Proved 21 March 1709
PROB 11/508 WILL: of Sarah PURCHASE the wife of Andrew PURCHASE of Dorchester Maltster pursuant to a power reserved to me before intermarriage -- ofsum of £150 secured on bond of Mr Jasper Wakefield of London Coachmaker - now bequeath £60 to brother Robert Juxton and sister Mary Andrews widow £40 rest +securities due from Madam Mary Aulston of Islington + 30th part in ship when sold bequeathed unto 4 children of brother Robert Juxton and the son of her sister Mary Andrews etc etc - kinswoman Susannah Juxton Her husband Andrew PURCHASE Sole executor - signed 16th day of Sept 1708. Codicil Ship captured into France - Ransomed changed bequest to husband
Letter of Administration for the estate of Edward HODGES of Dorchester 02 June 1709 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1709 Event Record 22 Granted to Mary GALTON of Milbourne St Andrew Dorset widow of Thomas GALTON deceased Clothier during the minority of Mary HODGES the natural and lawful daughter of the deceased wit: Ricvhard Fitzherbert: Benjamin Derby Surrogate
Letter of Administration for the estate of Frances FFILDEW Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried as Frances FILDUE at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 15th June 1709] 14 July 1709 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1709 Event Record 21 Granted to John MORY als WILSE of Dorchester a Barber the Nephew and next of kin of the deceased; Also bound are John WOOLMINGTON Pharmacopolam of Dorchester and Edmund WATTS of Dorchester Yeoman; Witnesses Thomas CHEFALL; George UPWARD Thomas POPE Surrogate
Will of William COLLINS, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset 03 December 1709 PROB 11/512  
Will of Katherine ROSE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 23 December 1709 PROB 11/512 Buried Holy Trinity as Catherine Rose 17 Nov 1709
Sentence of Margaret COOPER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 24 March 1710 PROB 11/517 Buried Holy Trinity 12 Jan 1709
Will of Margaret COOPER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 24 March 1710 PROB 11/514  
Will of Daniell SADLER of Dorchester Prison, Dorset 06 April 1710 PROB 11/515  
Will of John WILLIAMS, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 05 August 1710 PROB 11/517 (Note:- There is a burial in All Saints Parish Dorchester for a John Williams chandler? of Dorchester who was buried on 22 Apr 1710 which might be him?
Letter of Administration for the estate of Bernard WENTWORTH, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried Holy Trinity church Dorchester 25th July 1710] 14 Aug 1710 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1709 event record 24 Granted to Marthelas [Martha] WENTWORTH of Dorchester widow the relict of the deceased also bound with her is Thomas MILLER of Dorchester cordwainer and Robert ALDER of Dorchester cordwainer: Wit: george Gould and Robert Rasker : Thomas Pope surragate
Will of William HAGGARD, Butcher of Dorchester, Dorset [Note: Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 22nd Sep 1710] Dated 20 Dec 1708
Oath 29 Jun 1709
Proved 22 Sep 1710
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1710 event record 12 Beneficiaries: Brother Christopher HAGGARD (H) ; daughters Alice and Anne H; Kinsman Edward H ye son of Christopher H; Kinsman James H of Southampton butcher; Thomas YOUNG Brother-in-Law to ye said James H; Matthew H the son of james H now living at Owermoigne; John HODGES of D worsted employer; Rebecka HARBIN widow of Mr Henry? HARBIN late of D tobacco pipe maker; Kinsman Wm H ye son of Nephew Edward H aforesaid; Rest to wife Elenor H; witnesses Francis and Robert GAYLARD
Will of William LAMBERT, Cordwainder of All Saints Dorchester, Dorset 27 October 1710 PROB 11/517 Buried Holy Trinity not All Saints Parish 18 Mar 1708
Will of Robert SWAYNE of Dorchester, Dorset 05 July 1711 PROB 11/522  
Will of Mary LONG of Dorchester, Dorset spinster now residing in the parish of St Leonards Shoreditch dated 07 Jan 1710/11
Proved 09 Feb 1710/11

London Metropolitan Archives

Beneficiaries: Brother John LONG; Sister Sarah LONG; Sister Elizabeth LONG; nephew Mathias MELLISH; Nephews Richard, Benjamin & Aaron MELLISH; Nephews Josias, & Moses MELLISH; and John MEAS to buy bibles; Neices Mary MELLISH; neice Elizabeth Mary MEASl Mrs Ann FLOYD; Mrs Allin ROBERTS; Executrix Damaria MELLISH & Elizabeth LONG signed before James LOWDER and William WILDMAN: Source London Metropolitan Archives & Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, Clerkenwell, London, England; Reference Number: MS 9052/36; Will Number: 104.
Will of Robert FOOK Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Robert FOOK the elder was buried at All saints Church Dorchester on 1st Jan 1710] Dated 29 Jan 1708/9
Proved 30 May 1711
DHC Bc/W/F event record 38 and copy Bc/Ew 15/16 Wills beneficiaries: Wife Joane, sons John & Nicholas and grand daughters Alice and Edith Gape witnesses john Beale, nicholas Eyres and Peter Grey
Will of Nathaniel GOULD, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 22nd June 1711] Dated 20 Feb 1706
Proved 17 Aug 1711
DHC Copy Bc/Ew E/R's 45 & 46 orig Cc/I/G E/R 95 Will all to wife Dorothy GOULD + small bequest to poor of St Peters Witnesses Johnn & dorothy Carington and William Byles
Will of George ROSE of Dorchester, Dorset 20 July 1711 PROB 11/522  
Administration of Robert LODER (or Loader), of Dorchester, Dorset 11 December 1711 No Trace at Wiltshire or National Archives? (Note made by Rev RG Bartelot original transcriber of Burials in the Parish of All Saints Dorchester in 1908 made following entry :-
15 Dec 1711 Robert LODER of Dorchester - administration to relict Mary - Robert was buried at All Saints 29 Oct 1711)
Will of John YEAT, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 22 December 1711 PROB 11/524  
Administration of Elizabeth HITCHCOCK ,of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Could not locate a burial but a Jacob Hitchcock marries later in Fordington?] 29 Dec 1711 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1711 Event Record 1 Granted to Jacob HITCHCOCK the lawful husband of the deceased also bound is George CLARKE of Blandford Forum Gentleman wit: Richard Fitzherbert and Surrogate Thomas Sutton
Will of Mary BUNN, Widow & Relict of Thomas BUNN serge weaver of Dorchester, Dorset lately deceased [Note:- Thomas BUNN married Mary SLADE at All Saints Church Dorchester on 17th Sep 1685 and Mary was buried at All Saints 25th April 1712] Dated 18 Nov 1711
Proved 27 May 1712
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1712 Event Record 15 Note:- Same beneficiaries as husbands Will See his will dated 2nd June 1705 : beneficiaries Brother-in-law Nicholas BUNN; Sister in law Grace and her daughter Elizabeth HOLEBROOK ; Aunt Sarah HUTCHINS; Aunt Alice STANDIGE; Kinswoman Mary BUKLLOCK; Kinsman Thomas STANDIGE ; Peter STANDIGE; brother Nicholas SLADE; Whitnesses Peter STANDISH; Phillip HUTCHINS; Hernry HARBIN
Will of Edward BROTHERS, Weaver of Dorchester, Dorset (Will states aged and infirm) [Note:- Edawrd BROTHERS was buried at Holy trinity Church Dorchester on 26 Feb 1712/3] 14 Feb 1712 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1712 Event Record 17 Image ancestry.com for members Will Beneficiaries:- Sister Hannah BROTHERS: Niece Margaret DRAPER: Niece Mary PHILMEN: Kinsman [missing name torn] RAPER of netherhaven Wilts:- Rest to Wife Jane BROTHERS also execurtix
Will of William DRY, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset 17 July 1712 PROB 11/527 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 29 Jan 1711 William DRY was buried
Will of Robert RASKER, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset 17 December 1712 PROB 11/530 Buried Holy Trinity 9 Dec 1712
Letter of Administration for the estate of the Rev William GLISSON Clerk [Note:- Buried at Woodsford Dorset 16th March 1711] 11 Jan 1713 DHS BC/A/G65 event record 65 Granted to Mary GLISSON Relict of the deceased also bound Rev Conyers Place Clerk and John Goring [Note:- William GLISSON MA (1646-1711) was the son of Rev. John GLISSON from Marnhull in Dorset and educated at Wadham College Oxford where he matriculated on 11 March 1663/4 aged 17. He was awarded his BA in 1667 by Trinity College and his MA in 1670. He was appointed Rector of Woodsford in Dorset on 2nd Jan 1677 a position he retained until his death in March 1711. Mary GLISSON his widow was also buried at Woodsford 26th May 1730]
Inventory of Goods etc of Mary PRIDE widow of Dorchester Taken 31 Mar 1713 DHC Ad/Dt/I/1713 event record 17 Taken by Benjamin Chapple & Mathew Hellard [Note:- could not locate a burial - may be the widow of Joseph PRIDE see letter of administration granted to his widow mary on 15th jan 1691/2]
Will of Thomas FRY, Glasier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at all Saints Church Dorchester 28 July 1713] Dated 27 Jul 1713
Proved 14 Sep 1713
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1713 event record 14 beneficiaries:- Wife Martha; brother Joseph; Mother Elizabethy; Sisters Anne and Joane FRY Witnesses Sebastian HUNT and Edmund Iswell?
Letter of Administration for the estate of Samuel MARTIN of Dorchester, Dorset + Also Inventory of goods Dated 22 January 1715
Inv 07 Oct 1713
DHC 1713 event record 1 Granted to Martha MARTIN alias FRY Widow of Broadwinsor the relict and Administratrix of the deceased - also bound with her is Giles STUDLEY of the same place Gentleman. Separate Inventory of Goods for Samuel MARTIN of Dorchester a Timberman taken on the 6th day of October 1713 and signed the next day by Giles STUDLEY and George LOCKIER consists only of a dwelling house with appurtenancesin Dorchester for the remainder of the term of 39 years determinable on 3 lives valued at £14. [Note:- can only locate a burial for 15th May 1701 in HT?]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Stephen MITCHELL of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St George Church Fordington 22 Oct 1712] 14 Apr 1714 DHC 1714 event record 2 Granted to Mary MITCHELL the relict of the deceased also bound with her are Christopher PEARCE of Dorchester a Tallow Chandler and James BUNN of Dorchester an Ironmonger: Witness Richard Fitzherbert
Sentence of Jonathan DAMER of Dorchester, Dorset 22 January 1715 PROB 11/548 Buried at Charminster 27 Oct 1714 (NBI)
Will of Jonathan DAMER, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 01 February 1715 PROB 11/544 Buried at Charminster 27 Oct 1714 (NBI)
Will of Jane MEADER, widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 15th June 1715] Dated 08 Jun 1715
Proved 17 OCt 1715
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1715 event record 10 Will: beneficiaries her son Thomas MEADER and his sons John MEADER & Chambers MEADER; her son Charles MEADER; her daughter Joan GUEST; her daughter in law Ann MEADER; her granddaughter Jane MEADER daughter of her son Samuel who is main beneficiary & executor witnessed Sarah HOLLAND; Joan FOY; Thomas KNAPTON Junior
Will of Richard HOW Quaker of Dorchester a clockmaker [Note- Died 28th March 1715 & buried in the quakers burial ground at Dorchester] Dated 29 May 1713
Buried 28 Mar 1715
Proved 21 July 1715
Wiltshire Archives P/15/92 Will: Link to full transcription of his will with genealogicl notes. Also Link to Register of Quakers births, marriages and deaths
Will of William CHANNING, maltster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- William CHANING was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 28th April 1715] Dated 19 Apr 1715
Proved 23 Feb 1715/6
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1715 Event Record 9 Image Ancestry.com Will Beneficiaries Elizabeth wife; sons William and Thomas; daughters Sarah, Elizabeth Jane, Rebecca; grandaughter Mary Brooks ; Frances wife of Thomas Gould Son in law John Brooks and his daughters Elizabeth & Sarah.
Will of Elianor HUTCHINS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 24th July 1716] Dated 13 May 1709
Proved 17 Aug 1716
DHC - Original Will Bc/W Event record 221 & copy Beneficiaries: Kinsman John CHALDECOTT Senior of Dorchester; Mary his wife; their children John the younger; Samuel; Mary now the wife of John RUTTER; Martha & Elizabeth; Benjamin CHALDECOTT of D a taylor & hannah his wife; Hannah ROGERS widow the relict of Joseph ROGERS deceased; Sin-in-law Leonard HUTCHINS, & his wife Mary, & their children Elianor, Mary, William, Martha and Diana:: Son-in-law John BATTON & his wife Margarett, & their children John, Matthew, Frances, Elianor:: Alice daughter of John HUTCHINS Deceased now wife of George BARTLETT:: Property mentioned in Pease lane Holy Trinity Parish & also shop leased from corporation in Butchers Shambles. Friend Thomas HAVELAND Trustee: Witnesses Charles Young and Morgan Harbin
Will of Alice ROBERTS, Wiodw of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 20 Oct 1713
Proved 31 Aug 1716
DHC Bc/A/R event record 56 Link to Trancrition of the Will of Alice ROBERTS buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 27th October 1713
An Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Priscilla RANDALL [RANDLE] , of Dorchester, Dorset Appraised 22 Nov 1716 DHC Ad/Dt/I/1716 event record 5 Note:- Mrs Priscilla RANDLE was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 20th Nov 1716
Will of William DREWER, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset 03 December 1716 PROB 11/555 Buried Holy Trinity 26 June 1716
Will of Dina MOSS, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset dated 06 Dec 1716
Proved 24 Jan 1716/7
DHC: Ad/Dt/W/1716 event record 7 Beneficiaries: Brother John MOSS; Sister Elizabeth; Margaret WHIFFEN; Dorothey wife of John CARRINGTON; Elizabeth WHIFFEN; mary COLESON; Kinsman John CARRINGTON: benjamin CARRINGTON; Witnessed Richard Samwaies [Samways] Robert Bound and Mary New
Will of Sarah CHURCHILL, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 13 Mar 1716/7] Dated 17 Nov 1708
Proved 16 Mar 1716/7
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1716 Event Record 8 Image Ancestry.com Will - to be buried at St Peters - beneficiaries: Cousins Blandford and his wife, Samuel BERJEW and his wife, Edward Churchill and his wife, John Churchill of Fordington and Christian MILNEY alias DUNBAR Rest to Brother Mr. Richard CHURCHILL Witnesses to will not to be opened until after her decease John Nelson, Zachary Nelson and John Nelson junior
Will of John BELLMAN, blacksmith of All saints Parish Dorchester, Dorset Dated 09 Jun 1708
Proved 27 Mar 1717
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1717 event Record 13 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries his grandchildren abd his wife Susannah Bellman. [Note:- John Bellman was buried at St Georges church Fordington on 8th Jan 1716]
Will of Thomas PITMAN, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 18 November 1717 PROB 11/561  
Will of Jane DREWER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holt Trinity Church Dorchester 3rd April 1717 Dated 04 Mar 1716
Proved 05 May 1717
& 15 Jan 1717/18
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1717 event record 14 Will:- Daughter Elizabeth DREWER when 21; son George DREWER when 21; otherwise Anne HARBYN [HARBIN] the wife of John HARBYN a miller by trade from Charminster who is also executor with Edmund WATTS of Charminster
Will of Samuel CRISDE, Senior of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St peters Church Dorchesterv 28th June 1718] Dated 13 Feb 1717/18
Proved 30 Jun 1718
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1718 event record 17 Wife Luce; Chidren James (of weymouth), Samuel, Matthew, John, Elizabeth BOUND, Anne RIDE : also grand daughter Anne BAYLY Witnesses John White, James and Peter Grey
Inventory of goods chattles and credits of Robert ARNOLD, Shoemaker of Dorchester, Dorset 14 Oct 1718 DHC Ad/Dt/I/1718 Event Record 9. Image Ancestry.com Inventory taken 14th Oct 1718 by Sebastian Hunt and Robert Gundry - Administration granted 12th March 1718/9. Total all Chambers £179 - 7 - 7d NOTE:- Robert Arnold was buried at All Saints Church on 23 Jun 1718
Will of Dorothy TURNER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 08 December 1718 PROB 11/566 Buried Holy Trinity 14 Nov 1718
Will of Thomas SHEPPARD, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 20 May 1719 PROB 11/568 Buried Holy Trinity 17 Apr 1719
Will of Anne SWAYNE, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 06 June 1719 PROB 11/569  
Will of George CLYNE, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- George CLINES was buried at Fordington on 15th july 1719] Dated 18 Nov 1717
Proved 27 Aug 1719
DHC Bc/W/C Event Record 91 also copy Bc/Ew 9; 9; 10 Beneficiaries Brother Edward CLYNE and rest to wife Anne CLYNE Witnesses Richard Cole and Morgan Harbin
Will of Maximilian GOLLOP, Woollen Draper of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- maximilian Gollop was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 21st July 1719] Dated 11 May 1719
Proved 27 Aug 1719
DHC Bc/Ew event record 18 and 19 & Cc/I/G E/R 77 Beneficiaries:- daughter Martha WHITE widow; Dwelling House in st peters Parish; daughter Jane GOLLOP; Thomas HAVELAND son of brother in law Thomas HAVELAND wife (third) Elizabeth; Grandson John HOSKINS; Witnessed Morgan Harbin senior and junior [See Link to the 1st of his 3 marriages to Mary POULDAN at St Peters on 20th Feb 1665/6]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John FILDEW, of St Peters Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters church 26th May 1719] 27 Aug 1719 DHC Bc/W/F event record 19 Administration granted to Robert FILDEW the lawful brother of the decaesed a maulster of Dorchester also bound was Francis HAMLYN joiner, witness Thomas FROME
Will of Joseph GIGGER, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 08 February 1720 PROB 11/572  D/SEN/27/1/8  See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 18 Sep 1718 Mr. Joseph GIGER was buried. Note: DHC has Index entry under date 16th Aug 1718:- Copy of the last will and testament of Joseph Gigger of Dorchester, grocer
Will of George MABER, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 12 Apr 1720 ] Dated 10 July 1711
Proved 24 May 1720
DHC Ad/Dt/W 1720 event record 8 Badly damaged left everything to wife [name not legible] who he made executor. witnesses William Channing & Morgan Harben [Note wife was Alice MABER See her will dated 3rd May 1721 proved 22nd Aug 1721 in which she states that she is the widow of George MABER Clothier deceased]
Will of Henry LILLY, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 3rd June 1720] Dated 30 Apr 1720
Proved 14 Jun 1720
DHC Ad/Dt/W 1720 event record 9 proceeds rest of lease property north side of High East street Dorchester in All Saints parish to wife Mary: beneficiaries son John LILLY; Elizabeth TOKER? Widow; lease granted to him by Churchill ROSE Gent Trustees Thomas Rawlings of Druce? Yeoman and Thomas GAPE of Dorchester Cooper. Witnessses Wm Brett? Richard Bartlett and Dan Glisson
Will of Sarah COLLENS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 10 August 1720 PROB 11/575  
Will of Clement MILLER, Vicualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 11 Aug 1719] Dated 02 Aug 1719
Proved 12 Dec 1720
DHC Ad/Dt/W 1721 event record 8 Beneficiaries Sons Thomas and Clement MILLER; Wife Sarah; Rest in trust with his father Nathaniel MILLER and his brother Thomas MILLER Witnesses John Lawes & Morgan Harben [Note:- Clement was the 7th child from the marriage of of Nathaniel Miller who married Ann ASTEN at All Saints church Dorchester 1st Nov 1666. Follow link for more information about this family
Will of Alice MABER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset and the relict and executrix of the Will of George MABER heretofore of Dorchester a clothier deceased her late husband Dated 03 May 1721
Proved 22 Aug 1721
DHC Bc/Ew event records 29 and 30 Property in St Peters Parish: Beneficiaries : Daughter Jane GAWLER and Son James PARSONS : grand daughter Alice GAWLER the daughter of Benjamin GAWLER.Witnesses Richard Cole & Morgan Harbin [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 25 Jun 1721]
Will of Robert LOCK, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 25 Oct 1721 & his wife Hanna pre deceased him on 25 May 1720] Dated 19 Jul 1721
Proved 20 Nov 1721
DHC Ad/Dt/W 1721 Event Record 7 Beneficiaries: Son in law John ENSOR indebted to Hanna late wife for £12 which he gives to grandchildren Robert & Hanna ENSOR; Son Thomas lOCK and Daughters Edith & Elizabeth LOCK. Witnesses James HOY and Morgan HARBIN [Note:- John ENSOR from Holy Trinity Parish married Hanna LOCK from All Saints at Bradford Peverell (where the vicar of All Saints lived and married couples from Dorchester locally for some years) on 03 Oct 1709]
Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Thomas REYNOLDS , Butcher of Dorchester, deceased [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 4th May 1722] Appraised 04 Jun 1722 DHC Ad/Dt/I/1722 event record 12 Appraised by Thomas GAPE and Daniel GLISSON of Dorchester
Will of Ann CHURCHILL, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 08 August 1722 PROB 11/586  
Will of James BUNN, Ironmonger of Dorchester , Dorset 29 November 1722 PROB 11/588  
Will of Lawrence BRINE Husbandman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Could not locate a burial probably died circa 1723] Dated 28 Jan 1711/12
Proved 03 Mar 1723
DHC Bc/A/B event record 202 & Copy Bc/Ew 6/7 Will left 1 shilling to his brother Jaffery BRINE (to ensure that he had no claim on the estate) and the rest to his wife Mary BRINE. Mary produced the will at Court and took oath as to its authenticity as over 11 years had passed since it was written on 3rd Mar 1723. There is another statement in Latin dated 12th March 1723.
Will of Anne CLYNE or CLINE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 06 February 1723 PROB 11/589  
Will of Sebastian HUNT, Sergemaker of Dorchester , Dorset 07 May 1723 PROB 11/591 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 30 Mar 1722
Will of Francis HAMBLING, Innkeeper of Dorchester , Dorset 12 July 1723 PROB 11/592 Buried Holy Trinity 26 Apr 1723
Nuncupative Will of Robert ANTHONY, Cooper late of Dorchester, Dorset + Let/Admin 1st Oct 1724 8th Jun 1724

 DHC: Ad/Dt/W/1724E/Rec: No. 9.

Proceeds left to wife Adri Anthony : Note:- Robert ANTHONY & Adri HARBIN were married on 14-May 1717 at Holy Trinity church Dorchester see marriage for more information. Images of Will & L/Admin available on Ancestry.com Robert ANTHONY was buried at HT on 11 Jun 1724.
Will of Willaim STAGG maltster of Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 08 Jun 1724] Dated 29 May 1724
Proved 30 July 1724
DHC Bc/Ew event record 48 Beneficiary Richard STAGG of Hostwood in the parish of Wimborne maltster yeoman and his brother a dwelling in South Street St Peters Parish Dorchester - + 2 Friends Thomas BEVISSE of Dorchester an innholder and Edward LAVENDON of Piddletrenthide Teoman also trustees of 400 for 4 children of his brother Richard being Richard, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth STAGG until majority
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas STAGG late of Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 21st May 1724] 04 Aug 1724 DHC Bc/A/S event record 129 Granted to Richard STAGG of Hinton Martell in Dorset his natural and lawful brother
Will of George GOULD, glover of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy trinity Parish 10th July 1721] Dated 04 Jul 1721
Proved 25 Jun 1724
DHC Cc/I/G E/R 90 and copy at Bc/Ew E/R's 23;24;25 Bequests: to son Thomas GOULD and his 4 grandaughters by him Margaret, Elizabeth, Frances and Mary mention of dwellins situate in Holy Trinity parish lately purchased of Joseph & Hanna Stickland witnesses Ann Palmer, William Winzar and Morgan Harben
Will of Elizabeth (known as Eli) POLLARD a widow of Dorchester [Note:- The Widow POLLARD was buried at St Georges Church in Fordington on 21st May 1724] Dated 11 Apr 1724
Proved 20 July 1724
DHC Copy will :Bc/Ew event record 37 also original Bc/W/P event record 101 Beneficiaries John POLLARD my deceased husbands son, Brotehrs James & Joseph HAWKINS; Sister Susannah LAWLESS [Loveless?] Thomas PLAIN of Dorchestter; Susannah PURCHASE of Wimborne spinster; Martha SNOOK of yetminster a spinster; Sisters daughter jane WOOD of Haselborough Bryant spinster; Rest to Martha HEWLETT if Dorchester a spinster. witnessed by Mary Blenkinsop and Danuiel Glisson
Letter of Administration for the estate of William GRAY [GREY] of St Peters Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- 2 possible burials at St Peters on 7th Feb 1723/4 and 12th Jan 1724/5] 01 Aug 1724 DHC Cc/I/G event record 125 Granted to Sarah GRAY his widow and relict bound with her is William THORNE of weymouth and Melcombe Regis a joyner by trade and Thomas THORNE of the same place schoolmaster - NOTE:_ There is an addition note on this LA at the botton:- " Left unadministrered by Sarah GRAY deceased Letters of Administration were granted to William SUMMERS the grandson of the said deceased dated 10th September 1753
Will of John DAMAR also BLANDAMORE, Tailor of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church dorchester 27th Nov 1724] Dated 20 Nov 1724
Proved 28 Mar 1725
or 28 Mar 1741?
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1741 Event Record 31 NOTE:- Date Will was proved unclear - catalogued by DHC as 1741
Will:- living at property in South Street St Peters Parish leased 21 Oct 1691 for 99 years granted by Thomas ROSE of Dorchester Gentleman and Elizabeth his then wife both deceased: Bequeathed to Elizabeth his wife and after her death to son Robert DAMER who has to support 2 sisters Elizabeth (eldest) and Margaret Witnesses John Carington and William Rutherford and William Grant
Will of Robert BUNN, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 03 May 1725 PROB 11/603 Buried Fordington St George 1st Apr 1725
Will of William SPRATT, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St peters church Dorchester on 9 Jul 1725. Daughter Ann bap HT 27 Mar 1717, Son Robert bap StP 3rd Mar 1719/20 & Elizabeth bap StP 20 Mar 1721/2 ] Will Dated 10 Apr 1724

Proved 17 July1725
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1725 event record 20 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries etc:- Equally between wifev Ann SPRATT; son Robert SPRATT and daughters Ann & Elizabeth SPRATT; Brother in law Harry EMERY Clerk & Kinsman John SPRATT of witcombe assistants to his wife and residuary trustees until his children reach majority . witnessed Andrew PURCHASE and Morgan HARBIN. A Half completed LA is the form on which the will is proven which was granting administration to his wife ann and bound with her were to be Richard KNAPP of Blandford Gent and Benjamin BRINE
Will of William CONDON, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 2nd June 1725] Dated 16 Nov 1724
Proved 17 July1725
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1725 event record 25 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries etc:- Sons Richard and John daughter Deboarah BOARD daughter Hannah HARE daughter Rebekah CONDON Rest to Son Francis CONDON Witnesses James Hilson, David Shepherd and Thomas Swaffield
Will of William COSSENS , Miller of Dorchester, Dorset [Note: William COSINS was buried at Hioly Trinity Church Dorchester 2nd March 1725/6][Note:- Letter of administration with will attached granted to John COSSENS Lawful brother of deceased 8th May 1742] Dated 01 Feb 1725
Proved 04 Sep 1725
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1725 event record 22 Will left house in HT by the name of Sunne----(part missing) etc to wife Sarah COSSENS and son Francis COSSENS Guardians in minority Friends James Boucher of Dorchester John Watts lymeburner + ? witneesses Richard Jackson + 2 others
Will of William JACOB, the elder Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried St peters Church Dorchester 10 Feb 1724/5] Dated 19 Jun 1723?
Proved 21 Sep 1725
DHCAd/Dt/W/1725 event record 19 Bequests Friends Baruth NOWELL of Dorchester Clerk and Edward VINCENT the younger of the same place Victualler - Burgage etc north side of High West street in the parish of Holy Trinity purchased of Elianor PERKJINS and John PERKINS her son in trust Elizabeth my now wife for her life the son John JACOB; son william JACOB; daughter Elizabeth now the wife of Thomas EAMES; grandson William Jacob and grand daughter Elizabeth childrem of my son Wm; [Note:- Thomas EAMES of Fordington married Elizabeth JACOB at St peters Church dorchester on 28th Jan 1718/9. Link to transcription of her husbands Will]
Will of Richard MITCHELL Tallow Chandler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 02 Mar 1724/5] Dated 13 Jan 1723
Proved 12 Mar 1725/6
DHC Copy Will Bc/Ew - E/R 36 & Original Bc/W/M - E/R 74 Will beneficiaries Sister in law Jane MITCHELL; Wife Anne MITCHELL also executrix; dwelling lately purchased of James CHANNING Gent; Father Edward MITCHELL; Witnesses John Loder; Elizabeth Gill; Robert Loder [Note:- Richard MITCHELL married Ann AUSTON at St Peters Church Dorchester on 12th April 1710]
Will of Sarah HAMBLYNG [HAMBLING] of Dorchester widow [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity dorchester on 2nd Nov 1725] Dated 31 Aug 1725
Proved 12 Mar 1725/6
DHC Bc/I/H Event Record 18: Copy Bc/Ew E/R 26 Beneficiaries son Nicholas; daughter Sarah the wife of William COSSENS; grandchildren Elianor Morgan; Sarah eldest daughter of son Nicholas; Elianor daughter of late son Bernard; Johanna Morgan & Francis Cossens
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of George BATT , of All Saints Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All saints Church Dorchester on 14 Jun 1726 ] 26 Aug 1726 DHC Bc/A/B event record 76 Grabted to Ann BATT lawful widow of deceased also bound is Daniel COLLINGDON of Weymouth Gent
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Robert GAILARD [GAYLARD] , Bookseller of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All saints Church Dorchester on3rd May 1726] 27 Aug 1726 DHC Cc/W/G event record 34 Bound are James GAILARD a plumber by trade and the lawful brother of deceased and John TUCKER Innholder and John JEFFERYS painter stainer
Will of Paul FFAURE, Surgeon of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester as Paul FAURE on 7th Jan 1725/6] Dated 27 Dec 1725
Proved 26 Oct 1726
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1726 event record 8 Will beneficiaries:- Cousin Jacob ADAM of London a tailor by trade and Nephew John CLARETT witnesses John Woolmington; John Elliott and George Cooper.
Will of James CHANNING, Merchant Tailor of Dorchester, Dorset 10 November 1726 PROB 11/611 Buried St Peters 16 Jul 1726
Will of Richard SAMWAIES, [or Samways] Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 15 December 1726 PROB 11/612 Buried St Peters 9th Dec 1726
Will of ThomasCHANNING, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Thomas CHANNING was buried at Holy Trinity church dorchester on 23rd June 1726] Dated 21 Apr 1726
Proved 06 Jan 1726/7
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1726 Event record 7 : also Bc/W/C Ev/Rec 30 images available ancestry.com Benificiaries:- Uncle William CHANNING of Evershot a shoemaker; James Foy son of George Foy of Dorchester; 4 Sisters Sarah; Selly, widow Susannah wife of George Richmond ; and Frances Channing; Rest in trust with Martha Channing his wife together with William Alder and Richard Hole for the benefit of his wife during her life and education of daughter Betty Turner Channing
Will of Francis COSSENS Apothecary of Dorchester Dorset [note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 16th April 1727] [Note:- Letter of administration with will attached granted to John COSSENS Lawful uncle of deceased 8th May 1742] Dated 26 Mar 1727
Proved May 1727
L/A 08 May 1742
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1727 Event Record 20 Image on Ancestry.com for members [Note:- Francis an Apothecary by trade the son of William and Sarah COUSINS. Father buried 2nd March 1725/6. Will of Francis COSSENS dated 26th March 1727 leaving everything to his mother Sarah - others mentioned Uncle John COSSENS of the City of Exon (Exeter) a joyner by trade; Uncle Nicholas HAMBLIN of Exon a barber; Cousin William MORGAN of Dorchester son of Charles MORGAN late of Exon deceased; Cousin John HOLLARD of Dorchester husbandman; John HAMBLIN son of Bernard HAMBLIN late of Dorchester deceased witnesses Stephen Clark, Richard Hole and Eleanor Morgan.
Nuncupative Will of Jasper COLSON, Surgeon of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Jasper COLSON was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 29th December 1730] Dated 30 Dec 1726
L/A Dated 01 Jul 1727
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1727 Event Record 21 Images Ancestry.com OATHS of Anne LESTER wife of John LESTER of Dorchester Cordwainer and Elizabeth BUSHROD Widow of Dorchester Nuncupative Will taken death 27th Dec 1726 Kinsman Austin WIGGINS present to have all that I have. Letter of administration granted for his estate 1st July 1727 to Austin WIGGINS pricipal Legatee bound with Thomas RILEY of Blandford and Richard FITZHERBERT
Will of Elizabeth ELLIOTT, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester either 16th Nov 1726 or 22 Mar 1726/7] Dated 14 Sep 1725
Proved 17 Feb 1727
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1727 even record 19 Beneficiaries Grandaughter Ann LOCKETT; son Phillip ELLIOTT; older son Robert ELLIOTT; daughter Elizabeth WHITMORE; Son-in-law Thomas LOCKETT and his wife Ann he daughter witnesses Samuel WINZAR and Morgan HARBIN
Will of John BATTEN, Inn Keeper of Dorchester, Dorset 23 June 1727

PROB 11/615

See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 14 Nov 1726
Will of John SAMWAIES, [or Samways] Merchant Tailor of Dorchester, Dorset 06 October 1727 PROB 11/617 Buried St Peters 8 Sep 1727
Will of William ALLEN of Dorchester a Baker written 30th Nov 1727 - beneficiaries Wife Margaret Allen; William Read his executor (under age) administered by his father Anthony Read a Clothier : Brothers Joyce, Thomas, and John Allen and sister Susana White all left 1 shilling: Proved 26th Aug 1729 30 Nov 1727 DHC Bc/Ew; Event Record Number: 1; 2. Note:- Bequests of 1 shilling was usually a legal ploy to ensure that close relations could not contest a will as they had been considered - This did not mean there was any animosity : William ALLEN was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 5th June 1729
Will of Robert WEARE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 11 May 1728 PROB 11/622 Buried Holy Trinity 27 Apr 1727
Will of John ARNOLD, Cordwainer of Dorchester, Dorset dated 8th April 1728 Beneficiaries brother Thomas Arnold; Nephew William Arnold son of his brother Thomas; Neices Mary and Elizabeth Wadman daughters of his late brother in law Francis Wadman; Nieces Mary and Elianor Arnold daughters of his late brother Robert: Nephew James Toogood son of Robert & sister Martha Toogood; Neice Elizabeth Lovell daughter of his sister Martha Covell Kinsfolk John Snelling of Chalding thatcher; Elizabeth Churchhouse widow of Preston; Kinsman Jacob Hitchcock of Dorchester; Giles Hitchcock his son; Friend John Woolmington of Dorchester Apothecary. Dated 8th Apr 1728 : Proved 1st Feb 1729 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1728 event record 21 John Arnold buried at All Saints church Dorchester 14th January 1728/9. He was baptised 27th March 1659 the son of William ARNOLL and Ann nee TAYLOR. See his parents marriage at All Saints 19th July 1656 for list of 7 siblings. His sister Ruth ARNOLD of Dorchester was married at Winterbourne Came 20th July 1706. She had 2 chidren both bap at St Peters Vizt: Mary Wadman on 11th Feb 1706/7 and Elizabeth Wadman bap 19th Jan 1708/9: His brother-in-law Francis Wadman was buried at St Peters 21st July 1717 being pre-deceased by his sister Ruth on 17th Dec 1711. Mary ARNOLD of Holy Trinity dorchester married Jacob HITCHCOCK of St Peters 26th Sep 1719 - their son Giles was bap at HT 19th July 1720
Will of Priscilla CLAPCOTT, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 22 March 1729 PROB 11/628 Buried St Peters 24 Oct 1728
Will of Thomas PLAYNE [PLAINE] , Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 01 Nov 1725
Proved 22 Apr 1729
DHC Bc/Ew Event Records 53; 54; 55 Beneficiaries: Brothers Matthew, Marmaduke and John PLAYNE; Rest to Martha HEWLETT of Dorchester a spinster inc property in St peters Parish on west side of High South Street now in possession of Edward HELLARD and Ralph WARREN as tenants; Lease granted to me by the Fgfeoffees of the free school in Dorchester
Will of Richard HOLE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 03 June 1729 PROB 11/630 Buried Holy Trinity 14 Feb 1728
Will of Elizabeth FILDEW, Wiodw of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 21st march 1728] Dated 22 Nov 1723
Proved 26 Aug 1729
DHC Bc/A/F event record 18 Also damaged coy at Bc/Ew event records27:28 Will Beneficiaries:- Sons Robert and Francis FILDEW and Francis's daughters Mary & Elizabeth. Grandson Johbn MORY; Grandson henry SHORTO; grandaughters Elizabeth, Margery, and Mary SHORTO; Grandchildren Robert, Ann Mary and John FILDEW sons and daughtrers of her son Thomas FILDEW witnessed Water Lawrence and Morgan Harbin
Will of John MITCHELL, Stone Cutter of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 16th October 1727] Dated 17 Aug 1727
Proved 04 Nov 1729
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1727 event record 27 Will beneficiaries include: Everything to wife Mary MITCHELL sole executrix after her death legacies:- West part of his dwelling house to James FRAMPTON that married my sisters daughter; East part of House unto Samuel BRINE that married my other sisters daughter + garden; Sister Anne STICKLAND; Sister Rebecca ; niece Margaret now widow the daughter of my sister Anne Stickland; Mary MITCHELL the daughter of my brother Thomas MITCHELL; Mary the daughter of my brother Samuel Mitchel (also beneficiary); Susanna daughter of brother Andrew MITCHELL; eldest daughter of George STICKLAND the son of my sister Anne stickland; William the son of my brother Andrew MITCHELL; Mary and Elizabeth the daughters of my sister Anne; Brothers Thomas and Andrew. Witnesses John & Deborah Milwood
Will of George GOULD, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 23 January 1730 PROB 11/635 Buried St Peters 24 Nov 1729
Will of Elizabeth CHANNING, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 12 February 1730 PROB 11/635 Buried St Peters 20 Nov 1729
Will of Mary COLLINS, widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried as The Widow COLLINS at All Saints Church Dorchester on 25th June 1730] Dated 10 Jun 1730
Proved 29 Jun 1730
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1730 event record 20 Image ancestry.com Will Beneficiaries mainly to son James SHORTO bequests to daughter Katharine wife of Thomas COOMBS bequests to grandchildren:- Henry CHAPMAN; Elizabeth BATTEN; Henry, Elizabeth, Margery and Mary SHORTO; Thomas, Sarah & James COOMBS; Mary SEAGER; Sarah the wife of Edmund OLDIS Witnesses George White, John Howlett and Richard Hopkins
Will of Lawrence SNOOK, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 02 July 1730 PROB 11/639 Buried Holy Trinity 5th Dec 1729
Will of Francis CONDON, Carpenter & Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 5th July 1730] Dated 27 Jun 1730
Proved 17 July 1730
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1730 event record 21 Beneficiaries etc:- Brother Richard; Sister Deborah Board; Sister Hannah HARE Witness Mathew Cooper, Joseph Upsell and William Lawes
Will of Thomas BURT, Maltster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Could not trace a burial] Dated 12 Sep 1730
Proved 17 Sep 1730
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1730 Event Record 22 Will states aged - Benificiaries:- Son Robert and wife Edith - executors son Robert and Robert WILLMOTT son-in-law witnesses Morgan HARBIN senior and junior
Will of Martha WENTWORTH, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 07 January 1731 PROB 11/642 Buried Holy Trinity 12 Oct 1730
Letter of Administration for trhe estate of William COSSENS of Dorchester, Dorset 08 Feb 1731 DHC Bound John COSSENS of Exon Joyner by trade Brother of deceased? also bound Edward Whitmeh of Blandford Forum joyner & Richard Fitzherbert of Blandford
Will of John WOOLMINGTON, Apothecary of Dorchester, Dorset 30 March 1731 PROB 11/643 Note:- bound on a letter of administration with John Mory alias Wilse of Dorchester 14 July 1709 for the estate of Frances Fildew spinster
Will of Thomas SEWARD, Merchant of Dorchester , Dorset 30 July 1731 PROB 11/646 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 23 July 1731
Will of Tomzin LEMMON, widow of the late Robert LEMMON Cooper of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 1st Mar 1730] Dated 26 May 1729
Proved 03 Sep 1731
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1731 event record 28 Beneficiaries etc: Son Robert LEMMON 1 shilling; daughter Mary FREAKE 1 shilling & half wearing apparel; son Thomas LEMMON 1 shilling; daughter Elizabeth LEMMON rest + executrix Witnessed Thomas GAPE & William PURNICK? [See the marriage of Robert LEMEN [LEMMON] & Tamsen HOLGARD at St Peters on 09 Feb 1680/1 for more information about this family]
Will of Caleb BROOKS, the elder collar maker of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Caleb BROOKS was one of the brothers of Mary Channing nee brooks who was burnt at the stake in 1705 for murdering her husband - Caleb BROOKS the elder was buried at St Peters on 16th Nov 1730.] 06 Oct 1731 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1730 event record 23 Link to transcription of his will with genealogical notes
Letter of Administration for the estate of George BARTLETT Shoemaker of Dorchester granted to his widow Ebet Bartlett Granted 09 Oct 1731 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1731 Event Record 24 Bound Ebet Bartlett widow and relict; John Bartlett of the same Maltster & Samuel winzar of the same Blacksmith. Could not locate burial but they married at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 26 Oct 1717 :- Geo [George] BARTLET and Ebett HURMAGE
Administration with Will annexed for Jacob HITCHCOCK of Dorchester Cordwainer 1732 D/DOR/T17 DHC records as of Dorchester but buried at Fordington st Georges Church 1st march 1732
Will of William WATTS, Brewer of Dorchester , Dorset 28 March 1732 PROB 11/650  
Letter of Renunciation of rights by Nicholas HAMLYN next of kin to John COZENS regarding Administration for the estate of Sarah COZENS, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset L/R 27 Mar 1731
L/A 14 Apr 1732
DHC Bc/A/C Event Record 163 Granted to her brother-in-law John COZENS the prinicpal creditor : Also bound with him is Jacob PARSONS of Dorchester tailor and William POTTLE of Blandford Forum Victualler
Will of Peter STANDICH, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset 19 April 1732 PROB 11/651 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 17 March 1731/2
Will of Thomas KNAPTON, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 25 May 1732 PROB 11/651  
Will of John GOLLOP, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 25 May 1732 PROB 11/652 Buried St Peters 1 Sep 1731 [Note:- Possible entry DHC D/ASH:A/F3  Index Copy, made 1729, of will of John Gollop of Dorchester, mercer, made 1712. [2nd copy not to be made available until repaired] See Mr John GOLLOP (1644-1731) for more background
Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard SMITH, late of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 25 Jun 1731] 08 Jun 1732 DHC Bc/A/S event record 102 Granted to Leah SMITH th widow and relict of deceased also bound is William DOWLE of Dorchester a tucker and John CORd or COUL of Fordington a Miller
Will of Thomas MITCHELL of Dorchester, mason, 1733 [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 5th Aug 1733 1733 D/DOR/T13 DHC Index Entry:-Eastern part of messuage containing low room or shop, back room, decayed room on south called the "fewell house" and back kitchen, 1690; western part, 1713; in 1766 called messuage and malthouse. (Chapman, Mitchell, Symes, Cooper, Lord Milton). With will of Thos. Mitchell of Dorchester, mason, 1733.
Will Elizabeth. JACOB Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St peters Church 6 Apr 1733] Dated 27 Aug 1729
Proved 18 May 1733
DHC Bc/W event record 1 Beneficiaries:- Son John JACOB and his 4 sons John, Thomas, William & Samuel; Son William JACOB; daughter Elizabeth AMEY; Witnesses Malachi Blake; Joan Lack; Mary Ann Harbin
Will of Grace. GAWLER Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 15th June 1733] Dated 05 Jun 1733
Proved 27 Jun 1733
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1733 event record 27 Beneficiaries:- Son-in-law Cornelius GAWLER; children Richard, Betty, Anne, Mary and William GAWLER. Girls not yet 21. Friend Joseph CHALDECOTT Overseer of Will. Witnesses William Channing and William Rolls
Letter of Administration granted to Judeth Faicy of the parish of All Saints Dorchester the Widow of Samuel FAICY weaver of the same place the mother and lawful administrator of the estate of William FAICY late of Dorchester deceased was granted on 15th Aug 1733 15 Aug 1733 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1733; Event Rec. No:14 William FAICY was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 13th August 1733 as William FACY. The surname has also been spelt FEACY.
Will of Thomas MITCHELL, Mason of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Dorchester 05 Aug 1733] Dated 01 May 1733
Proved 18 Sep 1733
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1733 event record 29 Beneficiaries:- Dwelling in All Saints and one in Glyde Path Hill Holy Trinity to Daughter Mary MITCHELL; After her death to son Thomas MITCHELL: Witnesses Peter Puddington; Matthew and George Cooper
Will of Elizabeth SHEPPARD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 20 October 1733 PROB 11/663  
Will of Mary MITCHELL of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 10 Dec 1733] Dated 10 Aug 1733
Proved 09 Feb 1733/4
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1733 event record 30 Benefciaries:- Cousins:- Ann GARRETT widow ; Elizabeth & Ann GARRETT spinsters (all of Dorchester); Rebecca wife of Samuel BRINE; Ann wife of James FRAMPTON of Fordington Wheelwright; Catherine wife of George GARRETT of D a weaver; Thomas MITCHELL of Fordington stone cutter; Samuel MITCHELL of Longbredy a mason and his sons Samuel & Thomas; Andrew MITCHELL of Portsmouth stone cutter; and to his daughter Susannah; Ann Stickland of piddlehinton widow; and her son John; his nephew sonn Charles apprentice to James Frampton; widow MITCHELL of Portisham and her son that is bedridden & her son Henry; Rev Mr Baruch Nowell of Dorchester £12 guines + £10- for use of Reformed Christians commonly called the Dissenters; William Gape of D; Martha Gape; Witnessed Elizabeth Moore; Martha Willis; Mary Gundry; Margaret Gundry
Will of Jane SWAYNE or Swayn of Dorchester, Dorset 21 January 1734 PROB 11/663 Buried Holy Trinity 10 Jan 1733
Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard HOPKINS of All Saints Parish in Dorchester, Dorset [Not located burial] 12 Aug 1734 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1734 Event Record 13 Granted to Richard CRAFTON of the Borough of Southward a hatter also bound are Daniel ALEXANDER of the same place hat dyer and Benjamin WILSON of the same place Feltmaker Witnesses Richard Crafton junior and William Hollen notary public
Will of Honor CHURCHILL, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 22 November 1734 PROB 11/668  
Will of Thomas Bevess [BEAVIS], Innholder of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Thomas BEAVIS was buried at St Peters church Dorchester 10th Dec 1739 but a note on the back of the will states that it was proved by his wife Susannah on 25th April 1758 son 18 years later? Susannah herself was buried at St Peters 2nd Apr 1760] Dated 24 Dec 1734
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1758 Event Record 19 Beneficiaries: Susannah his wife and 3 sons Thomas (bap St Peters 5th Apr 1716) ; Robert (bap St Peters 31 Oct 1717) & John (bap St Peters 23rd Mar 1718/19):
Will of John GREY [GRAY] , Thatcher of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried ST Peters Church Dorchester 24 Dec 1735] Dated 27 Aug 1730
Proved 14 Jan 1735/6
DHC Ad/Di/W/1735 event record 9 Will: Dwelling in which he lives to brother Samuel GREY in trust for wife Hannah life; Brother james; memtion of property Breeches in South street; Brother Abraham GEY; Nephews John & Matthew COOMBS Shop and Stable now possessed by Mary GREY and Edward HOLLAND; Little house where John WHITE lives; wit: William MANFIELD; Martha CHALDECOTT; Robert LODER
Will of Arthur ANTHONY, Inn Keeper of Dorchester, Dorset 04 February 1735 PROB 11/669 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 7th Jan 1734/5
Will of David HAYDON, the Elder of Dorchester a Millwright Dated 25 Mar 1735 DHC Ad/Dt/W/A736 Event Record 27 Leaves his estate to his grand-daughter Prudence HAYDON one of the children of his son John HAYDON deceasede - bequest to her sister Mary; grand-daughter Hester GILBERT; Son William HAYDON; Son David HAYDON : Son William HAYDON + Son-in-law John PAGE guardians in Prudence's minority witnesses Charles Chip; Robert Pelham & John Gould [See also Letter of ASdministration granted 25 Aug 1736]
Will of Jacob HITCHCOCK, Cordwainer of Dorchester, Dorset + Inventory of Goods + Letter of renunciation by Executor John Tucker and letter of Administration granted to his widow Mary HITCHCOCK [Note:- No trace of burial - think came from Fordington? ]Note:- Estate left unadministered by Mary seee Letter of Admin dated 22nd Feb 1771 granted to son Giles HITCHCOCK of St Andrews Holborne London Dated 08 Nov 1734
Let Ren 30 Dec 1734
Inv. 10 Jan 1734/5
L/A 02 Sep 1735
DHC Bc/Rerur/H Event Record 144 Will: Beneficiaries: Son Giles House lately purchased from George YEAT gentleman in trust until 21; wife Mary; Nephew Nicholas FOOT; John Tucker of Dorchester schoolmaster appointed executor. witnesses John Petty and Robert Willis (2 copies of Will at DHC) Inventory of Goods taken 10th Jan 1734/5 by William GUNDRY and John TUCKER : Letter of Renunciation: by John TUCKER; Letter of Administration granted to his widow Mary HITCHCOCK of Dorchester also bound with her is William GUNDRY of Dorchester maltster & John TUCKER of Dorchester Schoolmaster Wit: Robert Erle(notary public) and Chris Barnett:
Will of Nathaniel GOULD, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 18th June 1734] Dated 13 Sep 1732
Proved 02 Sep 1735
DHC Cc/I/G event record 96 Will Beneficiaries: Sr William CHAPPLE; 2 Cousins DEAN; son-in-law Caleb BROOKS; Wife Joan GOULD; servant Sarah Spicer; Witnesses Andrews Richard Seinior and junior
Letter of Administration for the estate of David SHEPPARD, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at South Perrott Dorset 28th Feb 1734] Dated 02 Sep 1735 DHC Bc/W/S event record 55 Granted to Elizabeth SHEPPARD Widow- also bound Henry ALDER of Dorchester a joyner and John EDWARDS of Dorchester Carpenter witnessed Robert Eliot and Christopher Barnett . [Note:- See the marriage of David SHEPHERD to Elizabeth CHAPEL at HT on 01-Jan 1720/21 for list of children]
Will of Mary DOWELL, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 25 Feb 1734
Proved 02 Oct 1735
DHC Ad/Di/W/1735/ 8 Note:- No trace of burial: Will left all in trust with uncle William MASHFIELD [Marshfield?] for her son William DOWELL in his minority + Bond for preformance of trust with Rev Henry HOUGHTON of Morton Witnesses John Roberts and John Gundry
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary RASKER, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Nov 1734] 02 Sep 1735 DHC Bc/W/R event record 9 Granted to Mary KNIGHTON of Holy Trinity Parish in Dorchester and Ann the wife of Nicholas WARE [WEARE] Gent of HT in Dorchester also bound are Nicholas WEARE her husband and Robert Lumley KINGSTON Gent of HT Dorchester: Witnessed Robert ERLE and Christopher BARNETT
Will of Grace CHURCHILL, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 09 October 1735 PROB 11/673 May have been buried Piddlehinton St Marys church 28 Apr 1735 according to NBI but 28 Apr 1736 according to OPC transcription?
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Ann APPLIN, Intestate Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 15 Oct 1735 DHC: DA/A/1735 Event record 4 Bound:- George Drewer of the parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester Victualler [her lawful grandson] and thomas Gould of the same place glover and William Pottell of Blandford Forum Victualler: Could not locate a burial
Will of Lucia IRONSIDE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints church Dorchester on 04 Mar 1735/6 ] Dated 11 Feb 1735
Proved 07 Jan 1736/7
DHC Ad/Dt/W/A736 event record 30 Benificiaries:- Thomas IRONSIDE to be bound out as an apprentice: 3 daughters Edith (also executrix) and Lucia and Mary. Winesses Andrew WAKE and Nicolas STICKLAND [Note:- The burial register refers to her being the wife?of Thomas IRONSIDE]
Letter of Administration for the estate of William BROWN of Dorchester died intestate [Note:- William BROWN was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on15 Nov 1736] 09 Feb 1736 DHC DA/A/1737 Event Record 14 Image Ancestry.com for members Granted to his principal creditor Thomas RANDALL of Dorchester Grocer : Also bound John HELLERD of Dorchester Labourer and Richard WARREN of Dorchester Labourer
Will of Thomas GAPE, Cooper of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 15th Nov 1734] Dated 18 Sep 1734
Proved 19 May 1736
DHC Ad/Dt/W/A736 event record 28 beneficiaries: children Edeth, Betty, Thomas and John GAPE + Wife Mary refers to bond obligation from John BURGE of Frome Zelwood Somerset Clothier and John HARRIS a dyer of the same place; dwelling house in occupation of Elizabeth BUNN and shops etc possession Henry EVOMY Witnesses John Wells; John Lilly and H Carter
Letter of Administration for the Estate of Zachary NELSON, Mecer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 04 Feb 1735/6 -Twice Mayor of Dorchester 1717 and 1729 ] Will 27 Jan 1735
Ren 19 May 1736
L/A 20 May 1736
DHC Ad/Dt/W/A736 Event Record 29 Beneficiaries under Will Brother John NELSON (Clerk) Brother-in-law Joseph HARDY of Loder and Friend Joseph HARDY of Portesham in trust for the benefit of his wife Mary NELSON until her death or marriage when in trust for his 4 children in their minority ie John, Joseph, Joan and Zachary NELSON: Witnessed Thomas Purse and George COOPER: + Letter of Renunciation as trustees 19th May + L/A granted to his widow Mary NELSON also bound with her is John NELSON Clerk one of the original trustees.
Letter of Administration for the Estate of David HAYDON, Millwright of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- David HAYDON was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 27 Jul 1736] 25 Aug 1736 DHC Ad/Dt/W/A736 Event Record 27 See his will dated 25th March 1735 when he makes his Grand daughter Prudence executrix & main beneficiary of his estate in her minority - Bound in the Letter of Admin is William HAYDON of Dorchester a butcher; Thomas STANDISH of Dorchester a Butcher and William WEBB of Blandford Forum victualler
Nuncupative Will and Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary ROGERS spinster late of Blandford Forum Dorset [Note:- Mary ROGERS was buried at Blandford Forum on 26th August 1737] Will 22 Aug 1736
Died 25 Aug 1736
Proved 03 Sep 1736
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1737 Event Record 5 Nuncupative Will taken in her own dwellinghouse 3 days before she died : bequest to her Cousin Dorothy (no surname given) at Dorchester for she is a poor woman in need of money to buy bread and has 4 children - all her cloths, + a trunk an all that's in it. To her brother £100 (no name) if he ever be found, if not to Dorothy her cousin; Bequest to Ann PAUL my late Servant silver watch & £10. Bequest to my servant Jenny BARNES £10 + a ring .Bequest to Mrs BRYANT 2 large silver spoons, 2 teaspoons and half a dozen little forks together with a paper which is with the spoons. Bequest Mrs LALOUR 2 small pictures; Bequest to Mrs Wilson 2 small pictures: Witnesses as required by law for a nuncupative Will were Mrs Bryant; Mrs Lalour; Mrs Wilson : letter of Administration granted to Dorothy wife of the bound Richard SYYMES of Dorchester the next of kin and administratrix. Also bound with him is John WILSE of Dorchester an Innkeeper and Ralph DOBSON of Dorchester a Cooper: witnessed Mary Symonds and Robert Smith:
Will of John WARD, Grocer of Dorchester, Dorset 07 December 1736 PROB 11/680 Buried St Peters 24 Apr 1736
Will of Edith ANTHONY widow of Dorchester dated 24th Apr 1737 + Letter of Administration + Inventory of Goods taken 29th Apr 1737 24 Apr 1737

DHC: Ad/Dt/W/1737 E/Rec No.: 25.

Buried at All Saints church Dorchester 27 Apr 1737 Images available on Ancestry.com
Will of Andrew PURCHASE, Malster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Widower of Sarah PURCHASE see her Will above Proved 21 March 1709 - Andrew was Buried Holy Trinity 18 Jan 1733] Dated 5th April 1725

Proved 28 June 1737
PROB 11/683 WILL: Andrew Purchase of Dorchester a Maltster: Trustees Brothers-in-Law John DAVYS of Poxswell and Henry DAVYS of Hersays Melcombe [maybe Melcombe Horsey] £400 put out at interest pay to his 'now wife Sarah (suggesting he may have remarried) ; sums set aside for any children he gets on her body (again suggesting 2nd marriage) Bequests to sons Robert and John and daughter Sarah in trust until 21 rest to son Andrew Purchase etc
Will of Elizabeth Samwaies [or SAMWAYS] , Spinster of Holy Trinity in Dorchester, Dorset 26 August 1737 PROB 11/684 Buried St Peters 2 Aug 1737
Will of Thomas FILDEW Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 14th Oct 1734] Dated 02 Oct 1734
Proved 16 Dec 1737
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1737 event record 26 Will:- left all to wife Sarah and 4 children in their minority Robert eldest, Anne, John and Mary FILDEW. Lived in a dwelling at the Bullstake
Will of Elizabeth SEWARD widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 30 Jan 1736/7 ] Dated 18 Feb 1730
Proved 29 Dec 1737
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1737 event record 27 Will:- To be buried as near as possible to my husband i All Saints Church: Son Thomas (already received more than he is entitled to 500; Rest to son Joseph SEWARD also executor; witnesses Agnes Egerton; Joseph Bishop; J Ewell [Note:- Her son Joseph SEWARD was buried in a tomb at All Saints Church on 9th Feb 1745/6]
Will of Joseph CHALDECOTT, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset 26 July 1738 PROB 11/690 Buried St Peters 22 Mar 1737
Will of Edith SHEPPARD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 13 October 1738 PROB 11/692  
Nuncupative Will of Edward SPICER, Innholder of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All BSaints Church in Dorchester on 31st Oct 1738] Will 29 Oct 1738
Ren 14 Nov 1738
L/A 07 Dec 1738
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1738 event record 5 Memorandum Edward SPICER of Dorchester Innholder did in his own dwelling house nuncupate and declare that he gave all his goods & effects to Ann his wife (except his cloths and one shilling to his father and bade us whose names are subscribed take notice thereof that his said wife might not be injured after his decease witness our hands this 29th day of Oct 1738 William Manfield; Robert lemon and George Clark:: Also letter of Renunciation stating that Ann delivered his cloths etc and he RICHARD SPICER of Upcerne his father renounced all claim to the rest of his estate dated 14th Nov 1738 witnessed Nathaniel Stickland and William Manfield:: Also Letter of Administration dated 7th december 1738 granting administration to Ann is Administratrix [does not say his wife or widow]
Will of Zachariah BAILEY, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 03 Jan 1737/8
Proved 09 Jan 1738/9
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1738 event record 12; Image Ancestry.com Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 17th January 1737/8. Beneficiaries Brother Jeremiah Bailey of Broad Chalk in Wiltshire who has daughters; Sister Frances wife of Thomas CUTLER of Cranborne ; Neices Mary, Sarah and Ann JOHNSON; Zachariah son of his brother; Main beneficiary Ann his wife
Will of Mary LEIGH, Wife of Rev. William Leigh Rector of Holy Trinity in Dorchester, Dorset Dated 25th May 1738
Proved 20th March 1738/9
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1738; Event Record No. 13 Mary was the wife of Reverend William LEIGH BD DD [1677-1752] Rector of Holy Trinity and St Peters churches in Dorchester from 1707 until his death in 1752. They entered into a marriage settlement dated 28th Feb 1727 and married at Lytchet Matravers Dorset on 4th March 1727. See Transcription of her Will many beneficiaries.
Letters of Administration grated for the estate of Elizabeth BRAGG spinster of Dorchester to her lawful brother Richard BRAGG 05 Apr 1739 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1739 event record 12 Image available ancestry.com Note:- Elizabeth BRAGG was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 13th January 1738/9
Will of Richard COLE, Dyer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters church Dorchester 12th Sep 1733] Dated 09 Sep 1733
Proved 21 May 1739
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1739 Event Record 27 Image Ancestry.com Will beneficiary wife Marthew? COLE & after her death equally between children Witnesses John LOCK and Morgan HARBIN [Note:- His father also Richard COLE [COOL] was also buried at St Peters 16th May 1689]
Will of Bryan or Brian COMBE, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 30 May 1739 PROB 11/696 Buried St Peters 24 Feb 1738
Will of Samuel SAMWAIES [SAMWAYS] , Citizen and Freeman of London but residing in Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 13th April 1739] Dated 07 Aug 1738
Proved 08 Jun 1739
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1739 event record LA (1) and Will (28) Will: To be buried at St Peters Church Dorchester by the side of his brother Peter SAMWAYS who lies close under the window on the right hand of the great door going in. Instructions on service etc nephew John SAMWAIES of the City of London a grocer and John his son; Ref to late sister Elizabeth SAMWAIES; cousin Mary WHITTLE dau of my nephew Thomas WHITTLE of London a tobacconist; the wife of Thomas LOCK of Dorchester a butcher; Rev JACOB of Fordington; Mr Daniel GLISSON of Dorchester; Niece Elizabeth SAMWAIES widow of my late nephew Richard SAMWAIES of Dorchester a grocer. witnessed Robert Lumley KINGSTON and Walter NICHOLLS
Will of John GOULD, School Master & Bookseller of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 1st June 1739] Dated 08 Apr 1729
Proved 11 Aug 1739
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1739 event record 26 Will : To be buried as near to my school house door as possible, sons Gabriel (+wife and children); John and Samuel GOULD + daughter Anne Fisher GOULD under age appointed guardians John HUNT and his wife Frances + John WHITE and his wife Adri ; Son-in-law Joseph SWAFFIELD & Mary his wife and daughter: witnesses Thomas Gould; Francis C
Will of Robert FILDEW, Malster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 15th Sep 1739] Dated 07 Aug 1739
Proved 25 Sep 1739
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1739 event record 29 Will Beneficiaries : Robert, Ann, Mary and John children of his late brother Thomas FILDEW; Cousin John MOREY of Dorchester a Victualler; henry, Elizabeth Margeryand Mary SHORTO sons and daughters of James SHORTO of Dorchester Victualler; Mary daughter of late brother Francis FILDEW: Lived in dwelling in High West Street also dwelling and maltghouse in Pease Lane all left to Elizabeth his wife also Executrix.
Will of Baruch NOWELL, Clerk of Dorchester, Dorset [ Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 10th Sep 1739] 13 October 1739 PROB 11/698/289

Rev Baruch NOWELL (d 1739) Minister of the Potestant Dissenters Chapel in Pease Lane Dorchester for 50 years from 1689 to his death from smallpox in 1739. Record of a marriage at Bishop Hull Somerset between Baruch Nowell of Fordington in Dorset & Joan Marshall of Wilton in Somerset 14th May 1696. Beneficiary under will of William JACOB the elder of Dorchester dated 19th June 1723 proved 21 Sep 1725. Also deed held by Surrey Archelogical Society Ref G16/20 dated 22 Apr 1727 Between Baruch Nowell of Dorchester and Gregory Syndercombe of Askerwell and Robert Henley of Glanville Wootton Dorset. ; Beneficiary under the will of Mary Mitchell of D dated 10th Aug 1733 proved 9th Feb 1733/4.

Sources:- Note:- Listed in the Charles Surman Card Index of Dissenting Ministers:

Will of Thomas ATKINS, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 13 February 1740 PROB 11/700 Buried St Peters 23 Jan 1739 - Governor of Company Freemen 1689 and proprietor of the Antelope Inn in 1737.
Will of George RICHARDS of Dorchester , Dorset 21 February 1740 PROB 11/700  
Will of Eleanor HAGGARD Widow of Dorchester , Dorset with Letter of Administration to trustees Dated 04 Jun 1740
Proved 30 Jul 1740
DHC Bc/A/H event record 3 Will of Eleanor leaves everything to Elizabeth OLDIS the daughter of John OLDIS of Dorchester butcher by trade, In trust because of her minority with John COPICK of Beaminster Innholder and Edward VINCENT of Dorchester a maltster
Will of George DREWER of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 27 Sep 1739] Dated 19 Sep 1739
Proved 18 Sep 1740
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1740 event record 15 Will: All to daughter Jane DREWER at 21 and Wife Margaret as her guardian daughter executrix witnesses William Mowlim, Thomas and Samuel Gould. Letter of Administration granted to Margaret DREWER also bound were Thomas GOULD of Dorchester a glover by trade and John Page of Blandford Forum
Will of John ENSOR, Clothier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints church Dorchester 24th Sep 1740] Dated 18 Jan 1736
Proved 01 Nov 1740
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1740 event record 16 Beneficiaries his children:- his daughter Hannah the wife of Richard HOPKINS; sos Robert, John, Thomas George and William, and daughter Elizabeth: Rest to wife Hannah ENSOR
letter of Administration for the estate of Mary HEWLETT, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried All Saints Church Dorchester on 28 Nov 1740 ] 10 Dec 1740 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1740 Event Record 11 Granted to William HEWLETT Cordwainer the natural and lawful father of the deceased also bound John HEWLETT of Dorchester cordwainer & John ROBERTS of Dorchester a barber Witnesses Walt Nicholls & WM Paddock
Will of Richard BAILY, Brewer of Dorchester, Dorset 17 February 1741 PROB 11/707  
Will of William ALDER of Dorchester, Dorset 17 February 1741 PROB 11/707 Buried Holy Trinity 2 Nov 1740
Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard SQUIBB Labourer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried St George Church Fordington on 3rd June 1736] 23 Feb 1741 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1741 event record 16 Granted to Sarah SQUIBB administratrix of the deceased her late husband also bound are John CARRINGTON of Dorchester a Yeoman and Samuel SAMWAYS of dorchester gentleman witnessed Robert WILLIS and Christopher BARTLETT
Letter of Administrationfor the estate of Joseph GIGGER of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 20 Jan 1740/1 ] 15 Apr 1741 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1741 event record 17 Granted to Elizabeth GIGGER Spinster the lawful sister of deceased also bound George GIGGER of Wareham grocer and Grace CLINE of Dorchester Spinster signed by Samuel Corp and Robert SMITH
Will of James POOK Gardener of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Nov 1740] Dated 27 Oct 1740
Proved 05 May 1741
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1741 Event Record 34. See Transcription of his Will
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Thomas CHISELL [CHESELL] of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Thomas Chessell was buried at All Saints Dorchester on 16th June 1740] 08 May 1741 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1741 Event Record 33. Image Ancestry.com LA granted to Thomas STANDISH of All Saints Parish in Dorchester Testamentary Trustee for Thomas GRETTEN in his minority the natural and lawful grandson of deceased : Bound with Tho.Standish are Ann GRETTEN of the same parish widow and John DOE
Will of James SHORTO of Dorchester, Dorset Innholde [Note:- Buried James SHORTO buried at All Saints Church 20 Apr 1738 but his wife Elizabeth on 4th June 1741] Dated 03 Dec 1734
Proved 12 Jun 1741
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1741 event record 32 - Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries his 3 daughters Elizabeth; Margery and Mary SHORTO when 21 or married; rest to son Henry SHORTO; mentuion of his mother Mary COLLINS; witnessed Joseph BISHOP; John HOWLETT; and John GUNDREY
Letter of Administration for the estate of William CLARE of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- William CLARE was buried at Fordington on 3rd Feb 1741] 03 Apr 1742 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1742 Event 17. Image Ancestry.com Bound Mary CLARE widow and Relict also bound Alexander CROSS of Dorchester gardner and Samuel EDWARDS of Diorchester blacksmith
Letter of Administration for the estate of Martha COLE of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Martha COLE] 17 Sep 1742 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1742 Event Record 16. Image Ancestry.com Bound Richard COLE of Langton in the Isle of Purbeck Dorset the lawful brother of deceased a marbler by trade bound with Peter CORBIN Marbler of the same place and John DOE
Will of John TUCKER, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset 24 September 1742 PROB 11/712  
Will of Hussey FLOYER, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 24 September 1742 PROB 11/720  
Will of Frances SHEPPARD, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 02 December 1742 PROB 11/722 Buried St Peters 11 Sep 1742
Will of Hannah CRIMBLE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 12 Dec 1742] Dated 06 Dec 1742
Proved 14 Dec 1742
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1742 Event Record 26 Will: Mary daughter of Francis DOLLING; James GALPIN son of Richard GALPIN; Ralph BRINE & his wife , Benjamin BRINE and Peter BRINE senior all servants; Mary BRINE daughter of Rebeckah BRINE; John, Thomas, Martha and Jane BRINE; Francis DOLLING and his wife; wife of John GALE and James son of John CRIMBLE Witnesses John Gale and George Stickland
Will of Thomas SNOOK, Cutler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Oct 1742] Dated 29 Mar 1740
Proved 16 Dec 1742
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1742 Event Record 27 Will: Beneficiaries: Ann wife; daughters Ann, Mary, Eleanor and Elizabeth SNOOKE; Ref to dwelling he lives in + another (at Beer Regis lately purchased of Sir Robert LONG)
Will of Thomas COLLINS, son of Christopher & Joan COLLINS of Dorchester, Dorset a Sailor[Note:- Buried ??] Dated 30 Dec 1740
Oath Betty 20 Dec 1742
Proved 25 Dec 1742
London Metropolitan Archives & Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, Clerkenwell, London, Ref No. MS 9172/148; Will No. 262. Will: A Sailor shortly to go to the East Indies : Beneficiaries Sister Sarah the wife of Andrew LOCK 1 shilling; Sister ye wife of John CUTLER one shilling; Sister (i.e. sister-in-law) Rachel RENDAL of Dorchester Spinster £5; Residual estate to brothers Robert & James and sisters Betty and Ann COLLINS, Betty executrix also spinster; dated 30th December 1740. Witnessed John WELBROUGH and William KNIGHT. Oath taken by Betty executrix 20th dec 1742 witnessed by Robert Chapman surrogate; Annotated "Testator died a bachelor within twelve months upon the High Seas in the Merchant ship King William in the East India Service
Will of Samuel STANNING, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 02 April 1743 PROB 11/725 Buried St Peters 30 Nov 1742

Will of William WILLIAMS, Woollen Draper of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 18 Jan 1742/3]

Dated 01 Aug 1733
Proved 21 May 1743
DHC Bc/W/W event record 129 Beneficiaries son Edward WILLIAMS; daughter Sarah the now wife of Henry WIGGONS ( and Sarah their daughtrer) ; rest to his 4 daughters Jane, Priscilla, Margarete, and Frances. In the evnt they cant agree as joint executrixes arbitor Rev Doctor Leigh and Robert Henly Esq- has goods in shop and debts abroad. Witnessed Margaret and Morgan GHARBIN
Letter of Administration for the estate of Lawrence SNOOK, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- There are 4 burials for a Lawrence Snook in Dorchester the last is 2nd Oct 1737 at Holy Trinity] 28 Sep 1743 DHC AD Ad/Dt/A/1743 event record 7 Granted to Martha SNOOK widow and relict of deceased also bound are Elizabeth JEWELL of Bridport widow and Sarah PAYNE of Bridport Spinster Witnesses Seth and Eliza Banks
Letter of Administration with Will annexed for the estate of John PETTY, Taylor of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- John Petty was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 29th June 1742 and Tryphena PETTY his widow was buried at Bradford Peverall on 14th Oct 1751] Dated 03 May 1730
Proved 14 Sep 1743
DHC AD/DT/A/1743 event record Bc/W/P event record 69 Will beneficiaries:- To his wife Triphena PETTY and Son Henry PETTY witnessed George GARRETT and Samuel RUMSEY: L/A Grant to Tryphen PETTY of Dorchester the lawful widow and relict of the deceased Also bound with her is Henry PETTY od St Clements Danes in Middlesex a taylor also bound Robert WILLIS of Dorchester Gentleman. [NOTE:- His estate was left unadministered by Tryphena and a fresh grant was made 6th March 1752 after her decease to Harriet PETTY of the parish of St Martin in the fields middlesex a spinster the lawful grandaughter of John PETTY. Also bound with Harriet was Phillip GARDEN of St Faiths London a silversmith and Francis CHURCH of St Martins Fryday Middlesex ondon a perukemaker
Letter of Administration for the estate of James MASTERMAN, Grocer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Winterbourne St Martin 19th June 1743] 05 Nov 1743 DHC AD/DT/A/1743 event record 8 Also Letter of renunciation by William MASTERMAN deceased father in favour of his son William MASTERMAN of Fryer Wadden in the parish of Portesham Clerk the brother of the deceased also bound with father and son on LA is John THRESHER of fryer Wadden Yeoman witnessed by John NELSON and Rev: SMITH [Note:- William MASTERMAN Junior was educated at Harts Hall Oxford where he matriculated on 13th Feb 1721/2 aged 17 and was awarded a BA degree in 1725. He went on to study at Magdelen College in Cambridge where he was awrded his MA degree in 1729. ]
Will of Thomas TAPP, Cooper of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at 10th Nov 1743 St Georges Church Fordington] Dated 20 Oct 1743
Proved 19 Nov 1743
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1744 event record 16 Beneficiaries Wife Sarah TAPP; refers to sons henry (his 2 children John & Henry) son Thomas deceased (& his 2 children Sarah & John) witnessed by Robert WILLIS, Rober ALDER and Elizabeth GILLESPIE. [Note:- This will is refered to in the will of his widow Sarah TAPP Dated 04 Jan 1753 Proved 05 Jun 1756 See below]
Will of David MORGAN, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Fordington St Georges Church 29th 1743/4] Dated 29 Sep 1741
Proved 24 Apr 1744
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1744 event record 26 Beneficiaries Wife Anne MORGAN executrix and daughter Anne NMORGAN: witnesses Samuel GOULD; James MASTERMAN and Richard STICKLAND [See Trancription of his Will dated 29th September 1741]
Will of Matthew COOPER, Pewterer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Matthew COOPER was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 26th Oct 1744] Dated 01 Jul 1744 DHC DA/W/1753 event record 53 will is attached to LA Will:- I direct that my funeral shall be without ceremony and that my coffin shall be plain and my burial be at ten oclock at Night and my body laid with my children at the vestry door of Trinity church in Dorchester - Beneficiary wife Elizabeth COOPER Witnesses Robert Lumley Kingston and Simon Bunter. Elizabeth was buried at HT 29th Jun 1752 [See Wills Index 'Will of Elizabeth Cooper, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset' proved 7th July 1752] She appears to have left some part of his estate unadministered as a Letter of Administration was taken out by her husband's brother George COOPER 16th May 1753
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of John BELL, a chapman of the parish of Holy trinity in Dorchester, Dorset Oath 02 Apr 1744
L/A 03 Aug 1744
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1744 Event Record 12 Bound:- Thomas ARMSTRONG of St Peters in Shaston Mercer the principal creditor; Thomas Bell hat maker and David Little linen draper both of the same place. Note:- John BELL a travelling Scotsman was buried at St Georges church in Fordington on July 13 1744
Will of Elizabeth SAMWAYES, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 23 October 1744 PROB 11/735 Buried St Peters 28 Sep 1744
Will of Margaret BANKS, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 3rd Sep 1742
Proved 06 May 1745
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1745 Event Record 15. Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries: Cousin Ann the wife of Samuel Brain of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Cousin Mary Loder NOTE: The widow Banks was buried at All Saints church Dorchester on 2nd Feb 1744/5
Will of John LILLY, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset + Letter of Administration to Guardian for his son John aged 13 [Note:- Buried All Saints church Dorchester 07 Jan 1744/5 ] Dated 15 Dec 1744
Proved 06 May 1745
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1745 Event Record 18. + Ad/Dt: G2/21 event rec 21 Beneficiaries: Son Harry LILLY [The chequer Inn in which he lives] daughter Mary ENSOR rent free in part of house which belonged to Robert LEMONS; son John LILLY when 21 ; daughter Ann LILLY when 21 ; property called Burbury Corfe Castle isle of Purbeck Witnesses Daniel Sheppard; John Howlett and Dan Glisson : Eldest son Harry placed under obligation to look after his son John a minor (aged 13) place into apprenticship etc; Court appoints Henry MARSHALSAY as a guardian for John LILLY 17th Dec 1745 See below
Will of Thomas EAMES, Maltster of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 29 Dec 1742
Proved 25 Jun 1745
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1745 Event Record 17 Buried St Peters 20 May 1745 See also transcription of the Will of Thomas EAMES dated 29th Dec 1742
Letter of Administration for the estate of Barbara CHURCHILL widow of Dorchester who died intestate estate left unadministered by Grace and Honor CHURCHILL the lawful daughters and Administratrixes of deceased since also deceased 28 Sep 1745 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1745 Event Record 8 Image Ancestry.com LA Granted to William CHURCHILL son of the deceased [Note:- Could not locate a burial]
Will of Robert ALDER of Dorchester Bailiff dated 4th November 1745 [See Letter of Administration granted to daughter Avis LAKE 1st June 1746] Dated 04 Nov 1745
DHC Bc/W/A Event Record 13 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries under will to Robert Willis and Robert Smith of Dorchester gentlemen in trust (incs house on Glyde Path Hill called Drewers House) for his daughter Susanna for life if still unmarried his executrix - then to daughter Avis Lake wife of Henry Lake -bequests - grandson Robert Wentworth Lake ; grandaughter Susanna and Betty Lake and g/sons Henry & Richard Lake: Robert ALDER was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 18 Apr 1746
Will of George COOMBS, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Could not locate a burial] Dated 22 Feb 1741
Proved 08 Nov 1745
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1745 Event Record 16 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries Robert and George sons of late brother Robert COOMBS; Godson James COOMBS son of late brother Thomas COOMBS Deceased; Elizabeth wife of George LOCK; Rest to Nephews Thomas son of late brother Philip COOMBS deceased and Thomas son of late brother Thomas COOMBS deceased. Witnesses Edmund Bower, Richard Sammon, Thomas Besant
Oath and Letter of Administration for the estate of John LILLY, the son of John LILLY Innholder of Dorchester deceased, Dorset [Note:- See entry above for his will dated 15 Dec 1744] Oath 09 Dec 1745
LA 17 Dec 1745
DHC Ad/Dt: G2/21 Granted to Henry MARSHALLSAY the lawful Brother in Law, the curator or guardian lawfully elected by and assigned to John LILLY the natuarl and lawful son of John LILLY of Dorchester deceased during his minority (aged 13) Mr Thomas Fitzherbert nominated as lawful protector. Witnessed Thomas BESANT and Robert SMITH
Will of Harry LILLY, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 16 Nov 1745 ] Dated 27 Oct 1745
Proved 01 Mar 1745/6
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1745 Event Record18 Beneficiaries Sister Mary the wife of Robert ENSOR; Sister Ann the wife of Henry MARSHALSEA; Brother Lohn LILLY; Friend John Forthington whellewright appointed guardian of his brother john in his minority ; Rest to wife Hannah.
Will of Joseph SEWARD, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 09 Feb 1745/6 ] 02 May 1746 PROB 11/747 Note:- Link to picture of his tomb right by the entrance to the back of the church [Note:- Joseph was executor of his Mother Elizabeth's will dated 18th Feb 1730 - she was buried near to her husband at All Saints on 30 Jan 1736/7 her will proved 29 Dec 1737]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Robert ALDER, Bailiff of Dorchester [See his will above dated 4th Nov 1745] to Avis LAKE his lawful daughter 01 Jun 1746 DHC Bc/W/A event Record 13 image ancestry.com Bound Henry LAKE of Dorchester Joiner Thomas KAINES of the same place gunsmith and David HAYDON of the same place Victualler. Note:- Robert ALDER was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 18 Apr 1746
Will of Susanna ALDER of Dorchester Spinster Dated 11 Apr 1745
Proved 7th Jul 1746
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1673; Event Record Number: 16. Beneficiaries under Will : Robert Willis and Robert Smith Gentlemen of Dorchester as trustees for - Nephew Robert Wentworth Lake and siblings Elizabeth, Henry & Richard Lake -also Susanna Lake neice proved 7th July 1746 -Susanna ALDER was buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 14 Jan 1745/6 - [Note:- Robert Wentworth was the son of Henry Lake baptised at St Peters Church Dorchester on 1st Sep 1723]
Will & Letter of Administration for the estate of Samuel GREY [GRAY] Baker of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 18th March 1745/6] Dated 02 Mar 1745
L/A 02 Oct 1746
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1744 Event records Will 17 L/A 7 Will: House Land and Chattles to wife Jane GREY of the parish of St Peters: daughter Martrha GREY spinster; son Samuel GREY witnesses Henry TAPP and Ann South, and John EVOMY of the parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester a joiner by trade
Letter of Administration for the estate of John HAYES, of Dorchester , Dorset 16 Oct 1746 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1746 Event Record 6 Granted to Anne HAYES the widow & relict of deceased also bound Abraham WARE of Dorchester a Malster and John DOE [Note:- Could not locate a suitable burial]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John HAYES, of Dorchester , Dorset 16 Oct 1746 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1746 Event Record 6 Granted to Anne HAYES the widow & relict of deceased also bound Abraham WARE of Dorchester a Malster and John DOE [Note:- Could not locate a suitable burial]
Will of James HIDE [HYDE] , of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried St Peters Church Dorchester 21st Jan 1738/9] Dated 14 Nov 1738
Proved 09 Mar 1747
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1747 Event Record 21 Beneficiaries: Mother Sarah, brother Samuel also Sarah LOCK and Eabey BARTLET; my servant Chaterne [Catherine] POEEL; James MOOULLAM; Robert MILLER ; Executrix Ann HIDE [now Ann wife of William PARSONS; witnesses Thomas POOK and Philip ELIOTT
Will of William MARSHFIELD, Maltster of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 05 Nov 1745
Proved 11 May 1747
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1747 event record 22 Will: Bond previously given for 200 to cousin William DOWLE of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis a ships carpenter; Left in hands of John GUNDRY of Rawson in Doeset; Bequeathed to wife Hamman MARSHFIELD; [See letter of Admin 21 Oct 1747 for her estate] lands purchased of john OLDIS in St peters ; Nephew Rev John TOOP of Sherborne Clerk; House ands stables held by lease from George TRENCHARD Esq; ditto from late Colonel HOMER ; property in possession of Samuel CORPE a joiner; Sister Alice TOOPE of wareham; a widow ; Sister Betty now wife of David NAPP of Lower Lytchett; Sister Judith now wife of [Blank] PITMAN of Canford.
Will of Daniel SHEPPARD Cordwainer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 08 May 1747 ] Dated 01 May 1747
Proved 13 May 1747
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1747 Event Record 23. Sole Beneficiary :- Dorothy wife. witnessed Nathaniel Stickland ; George Clines; John Morey [Note:- 18 May 1732 - Daniel SHEPPARD of All Saints [parish Dorchester] married Dorothy BARTLET of St Peters ]
Will of Elizabeth BESTLAND, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 16 May 1747 PROB 11/754 Buried Holy Trinity 14 Aug 1745
Will of Gilbert Edward ARCHER, Doctor of Physic of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 14 May 1737:
Proved 04 June 1747
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1747 Event Record 19 Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 27th May 1747. Gilbert Edward ARCHER was educated at Cambridge : Vitz Alumni:- pens. (age 15) at ST JOHN'S, Oct. 26, 1716. S. of Benjamin, clerk, of Bucks. (1681). B. at Quainton near Aylesbury. School, Thame, Oxon., and Westminster. Matric. 1717; M.B. 1722; M.D. 1734. Brother of Benjamin (1715) and Thomas (1729) were the 2 beneficiaries under his will.
Letter of Administration for the estate of John HOLT of Dorchester [Note:- John HOLT buried All Saints Dorchester 25th May 1746 see comments about this family under All saints baptisms 14 Aug 1728 - when Charles the son of John & Barbra HOLTE baptized] Dated 09 Nov 1747
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1747 event record 14 Granted to Robert LODER gentleman and principal creditor: whereas John HOLT was indebted to his brother Thomas LODER of Dorchester brewer now deceased who died intestate for more than 100 of beer and malt now in possession of his widow Barbara HOLT oath taken by Robert LODER administrator of his brothers estate on 3rd Nov 1747 to administer John Holts estate as principal creditor . Also bound by LA 9th Nov 1747 is Thomas BARTLETT Gent of Dorchester & Nathaniel STICKLAND of Dorchester gentleman.
Will of Elizabeth BUNN, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 03 September 1747 PROB 11/756  
Nuncupative Will of John BUDDEN, gardener of Dorchester , Dorset and Letter of Administration for his estate to Anna BUDDEN his widow and relict Will 31 Aug 1747
L/A 03 Oct 1747
DHC DA/W/1747 Event Record 20 Died in his house in Dorchester leaving estate to his wife: Cousin Sarah left house at wimborne after death of wife: Three witnesses required by law were Mary DUNSCOMBE, Samuel TUCKER, abd Elizabeth FOYWith Anne BUDDEN bound are Samuel TUCKER of Dorchester barber and perukemaker
Letter of Administration for the estate of Hannah MARSHFIELD widow late of the parish of St Peters Dorchester deceased who died intestate [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 15 Oct 1747] Oath 19 Oct 1747
LA 21 Oct 1747
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1747 Event Rec. No. 15. Granted to Simon BRETT of St peters parish in Dorchester a clockmaker the natural and lawful son of the deceased - also bound were Robert DREW of Dorchester a miller and Richard JONES of Dorchester a barber Witnesses Charles HEAD and Nathaniel STICKLAND. [Note:- See will of her late Husband William MARSHFIELD proved 11 May 1747]
Will of Robert SNOOK, Upholsterer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Robert SNOOKE wasw buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 27 Mar 1747 - See baptism of their 1st known child Lawrence SNOOK at St Peters Church on 17th Sep 1721 for more information on thier 10 children.] Dated 11 Feb 1746
Proved 23 Nov 1747]
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1747 event record 24 Will: To be buried at St Peters carried to the grave by 4 poor men & that 2s be paid to each of them, no pall be made use of on that occasion or any other funeral pomp whatever. Beneficiaries Son Samuel SNOOK silver watch & £5 to buy him a suit of mourning; son Joshua SNOOK £10 besides what he has already had towards his maintenance for this year. daughter Elizabeth SNOOK £5 to buy her mourning; Beloved wife Jane SNOOK £10 and made executrix; All my stock in trade household goods personal estate to remain in her hands during the time she shall keep herself in my name & to be applied toye breeding up & maintaining & putting out apprentices my four younger sons Robert SNOOK, Henry SNOOK, Thomas SNOOK & CharlesSNOOK . If my wife be marryed before his younger children reach the age of 21 then trustees to take into their hands all my stock household goods personal & real estate to be sold reduced to cash and divided amongst surviving children. If Elizabeth then living she gets an extra £20 if she is dutiful to her mother and does not marry against her wishes. Joshua £20 deducted from his share due to the extraordinary expenses he has made to bring him up in law. Trustees brother in law William PEATE and kinsman Mr John GALE made trustees for younger children: lastly son Samuel 'I will and require of him as he must answer for his duty to God and me that he will be obedient & dutiful to his mother & endeavour to assist her in trade at least 5 years she allowing him a proper maintenance wages but if he marries my trustees take him into partnership with her etc etc witnesses Richard Ayling and James Parsons
Letter of Administration granted to Robert LODER principal creditor and administrator of the estate of John HOLT late of the parish of All Saints Dorchester deceased who died intestate 09 Nov 1747 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1747 Event Rec. No. 14. John HOLT was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 25 May 1746
Will of John OZARD Mariner of Dorchester, Dorset [No trace of burial possibly in the West Indies] dated 16 May 1745
Proved 28 Nov 1747
DHC,Ad/Dt/W/1749 event record 18 Will of John OZARD a mariner belonging to the "George of London" Alexander RAITT Coomander bound for Barbados in the West Indies: Mindful ofthe perils of the sea etc beneficiary and executrix Elizabeth ANDREWS the younger of Dorchester Witnessed Ebenezer DOWLE, Amy PIKE, John DOWLE. Note:- Alexander RAITT was a scotsman born circa 1722 came to Kiiery Point abt 1745 and married 2nd Oct 1747 Miriam widow of Eliot FROST her cousin and dau of H John FROST of Newcastle NH USA He was a sea captain at one time commander of a privateer and died in the West Indies See Piscataqua Pioneers 1623-1775 Register of members by John Scxales pub 1919 pages 157/8
Will of Jonathan EAMES of Dorchester, butcher 1748 DHC, Ad/Dt/W/174832 Buried at St Peters church 31st Jan 1747/8. See also transcription of the Will of Jonathan EAMES dated 27th Jan 1747/8
Letter of Administration for the estate of Samuel SAMWAY Gentleman of St Peters Parish in Dorchester [Note:- buried St Peters Church Dorchester 25 May 1748] 13 Jan 1748 DHC, Ad/Dt/A/1748 event record 8 Granted to his principal creditor Robert WILLIS ye elder also bound are William NEPPARD the younger (signed junior) of Dorchester and Edward BRYER of Dorchester Innholder
Will of John BRINE, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 05 February 1748
Proved 22 Feb 1748
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1748 Event Record 33 Beneficiaries Sons Clement and Nathaniel Brine; daughters Hannah Wood nee Brine and Elizabeth Jackson nee Brine [Note:- John BRINE was buried at All saints Church Dorchester on 10th Feb 1748] [Also note marriages at All Saints Dorchester:- William WOODS & Hanna BRINE married 15 July 1734 & William JACKSON of Steepleton [i.e. Winterborne Steepleton] & Elizabeth BRINE of All Saints married 14 January 1744/5]
Will of William TWIST, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 20 February 1748 PROB 11/760 Buried St Peters 15 Jan 1747
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Sarah CHANNING of Dorchester Spinster to her lawful sister Rebecca the wife of William GUNDRY 26 Mar 1748 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1748 event record 7 image ancestry.com Bound:- William GUNDRY ; Joseph BENNETT of Weymouth and Elizabeth WOODSFORD widow of Dorchester
Will of William READ, Baker of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 03 Apr 1748 ] Dated 06 Mar 1748
Proved 08 May 1748
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1748 event record 34 Will:- Beneficiaries Wife Hannah Burgage in Holy Trinity Parish Dorchester in West Back street; sons William and john READ and Daughters Elizabeth & Fanny READ all under age. Witnessed Thomas BARTLETT : Alice FFOY & Nathaniel STICKLAND [Note:- See also Marriage of William READ to Hannah SCUT at All Saints Church Dorchester on 28th Nov 1732]
Will of Sarah EVOMY, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 12th June 1747] Dated 07 Jul 1746
Proved 08 Jun 1748
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1748 event record 35 Will:- Beneficiaries Sons Thomas EVOMY of Dorchester a carpenter by trade left dwelling house, malthouse,bewhouse,lately erected at Colliton Row under 99 year least from Mr William CHURCHILL dated 17 Apr 1731: Son John EVOMY property at Blandford Forum called the Antelope Inn occupied by a Christopher Keianes? but now called the Rising Sun or the Green Man: Son Henry EVOMY left property in Friary Lane St peters Parish Dorchester: Grandaughetr Mary HAVILAND witnesses Robert White, William Paddock and Walter Nicholls
Will of Williamsa CONSTANTINE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 14 October 1748 PROB 11/765  
Will of Ann COOPER, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 09 May 1749 PROB 11/770  
Will of Daniel GLISSON, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 21st Aug 1748] Dated 02 Jul 1748
Proved 10 Jul 1749
DHC Cc/W/G event record 63 beneficiaries: Brother Gilbert GLISSON if he come to England in 12 months; Cousins Thomas and Jonathan GOUGH both of Fashion Street spittlefields London; to their uncle John HITCHIN; Rest to susanna GLISSON wife witnesses by Robert CLAPCOTT and Edward DAWE
Will of William VINCENT, Victualler and owner of teh Red Lion Inn in Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 29 Apr 1748] Dated 21 Apr 1748
Proved 10 Jul 1749
DHC Bc/W/T event record 16 Will: Bequests to Mrs Joan GOULD of Dorchester and Mr Gould ROGERS of Dorchester in trust for 3 children William, Beatrice and Ann VINCENT. House in which they now dwell called the Red Lion Inn to wife Ann VINCENT also made executrix. Witnesses Caleb BROOKS and Samuel SAMWAYES
Letter of Administration for the estate of Priscilla TAYLOR widow of Dorchester [Note:- Buried at Blandford Forum 15th march 1748/9] Dated 15 Sep 1749 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1749 Event Record 17 Granted to Thomas GIRLE of Bristol Pewterer the natural and Lawful son of the deceased : also bound is Francis KINGSTON of Blandford Forum a Gardiner and Nurseryman
Will of Mary HUNT, widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church 8th July 1747] Dated 06 May 1747
Proved 27 Sep 1749
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1749 Event Record 17 Beneficiaries: 5 nieces:- Mary TTUCKER and her daughter Ann; Elizabeth FILLITER; Mary MORRIS; Elinor READ the wife of John READ and Elizabeth the wife of David WINZAR; Kinsman James TOOGOOD ; Elizabeth CHURCHOUSE and Grace WARREN; Witnessed Harry POUNCY and Gould ROBERTS
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas EVOMY the elder of Dorchester, Dorset [Could not locate a suitable burial] 29 Nov 1749 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1749 event record 9 Granted to his lawful son Thomas EVOMY a joiner by trade bound with Erasmus COX of Dorchester an Innholder - witnesses John Derby and Nathaniel Stickland
Will of Agnes CHAPPLE, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset[Note:- Buried at St peter & St Paul Church in Blandford Forum Dated 06 Aug 1746
Proved 18 Dec 1749
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1749 Event Record 16 Beneficiaries:- Sin Samuel CHAPPLE; Grandchildren William ADAMS; Samuel, Thomas, Mary and Ann BEST; Mary CHAPPLE: Probate addressed to Mr FITZHERBERT at Blandford
Will of Peter TEMPLEMAN, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 22 December 1749 PROB 11/775 Buried Holy Trinity 21 Oct 1749
Will of Simon BRETT, Clock maker of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Simon BRETT was buried at St Peters church in Dorchester on 29th Dec 1749] Dated 21 Dec 1749
Proved 1 Jan 1749/50
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1749 Event Record 15 Image Ancestry.com Will Beneficiaries Simon Brett of Maiden Newton; His wife Jane Brett; uncle Roger Brett and Cousin Levi Brett ; mention of Aunt Vincent of Weymouth
Letter of Administration for the estate of John MARTIN Thatcher of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Can only locate 2 burials for a John Martin both in Holy Trinity 8th Aug 1731 and 2nd May 1760?] 21 Jan 1750 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1750 event record 17 Letter of Renunciation by John MARTIN the elder Perukemaker of Dorchester in favour of his son: Granted to John MARTIN the Younger also Perukemaker of Dorchester grandson of deceased. Bound with him is John PING of Dorchester Grocer and Nicholas STICKLAND Gentleman . Witnesses Margaret BUNNING and Robert WALL
Letter of Administration for the estate of William PEATE of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 20 Apr 1750] 09 May 1750 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1750 event record 15 Granted to Elizabeth PEATE of Holy Trinity Parish in Dorchester lawful widow & relict of deceased also bound is Samuel SNOOK of Dorchester an upholsterer witnessed Thomas Fitzherbert and George Cooper
Will of Anna HAWKINS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 05 July 1750 PROB 11/781 May have been buried at Holy Trinity 22 Jan 1749
Will of Roger BUSTON, Officer of Excise of Dorchester, Dorset 17 July 1750 PROB 11/780  
Letter of Administration for the estate of John NELSON, Clerk of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- See burial at St Peters Church Dorchester 30 Mar 1750 for more info.] 24 Sep 1750 DHC:Bc/A/N event record 3 Granted to his daughter Elizabeth NELSON of Dorchester spinster - also bound with her Martha NELSON of Dorchester a spinster and Christopher CHURCHILL of Moreland Bishop Clerk witnessed John Jacob Surrogate and Robert Loder + Letter of Renunciation by Martha NELSON widow and relict of John NELSON Deceased in favour of Elizabeth dated 22 Sep 1750
Will of Emanuel CHAPMAN, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Emanuel CHAPMAN was buried at All Saints Vurch in Dorchester on 16th Jan 1749] Dated 02 Feb 1744
Proved 29 Nov 1750
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1750 Event Record 20 Will beneficiaries etc: nephews and neice Henry, John and Jane CHAPMAN children of his brother William CHAPMAN; Margaret wife of Henry KIDDLE of Sidling - Samuel Nichols woolstapler by trade
Will of Robert GUNDRY, Innholder of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester 30th Nov 1750] Dated 03 Aug 1747
Proved 15 Dec 1750
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1750 event record 21 Will Ben: Tripartide indenture dated 1721 between me and elianor my wife and Zachary NELSON Gent & William GUNDRY my son and his wife Rebecca : - daughter Jane GUNDRY also exec; grand daughter Elianor HOLE and her mother same name and grand son Peter HOLE
Will of William HARRIS, Cordwainer of Dorchester, Dorset 01 April 1751 PROB 11/787 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 24 Mar 1750
Will of Joseph WESTON, Innholder of Dorchester, Dorset 26 April 1751 PROB 11/787 May be buried St Peters 3 Mar 1747
Will of Robert LODER, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 04 June 1751 PROB 11/788 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 28 Mar 1751 Gentleman & Attorny
Will of John HARRIS, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Dorchester 16th Sep 1751] Dated 29 Apr 1743
Proved 20 Sep 1751
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1751; Event Record No. 27 Beneficiaries: Wife Elizabeth; daughter Mary; son James; daughter Elizabeth. Witnesses Daniel Sheppard & Nathaniel Stickland
Letter of Administration for the estate of Samuel BRINE of Dorchester granted to his lawful daughter Mary Brine spinster 26 Oct 1751 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1751 event record 14 Bound with his daughter Mary BRINE is Adam SMITH carpenter of Dorchester [Note:- Samuel Brine was probably buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 26th Feb 1748/9 but his Christian name was left blank in the register. ]
Will of John WILCE, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset 24 December 1751 PROB 11/791  
Will of George DAMER of Dorchester , Dorset 04 April 1752 PROB 11/791  
Will of Mary SUTTON, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 08 June 1752 PROB 11/795  
Will of William CHANNING, Mercer of Dorchester , Dorset 12 June 1752 PROB 11/795 Buried St Peters 22 Jul 1751
Will of John BURLEIGH, Apothecary of Dorchester , Dorset 15 June 1752 PROB 11/795 Buried St Peters 6 May 1752
Will of Joseph PHRLPS, Yeoman of Dorchester , Dorset 23 June 1752 PROB 11/795 Buried St Peters 31 Oct 1750
Will of Elizabeth COOPER, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 07 July 1752 PROB 11/796 Buried Holy Trinity 29 June 1792 [Note:- The Widow of Matthew COOPER who was buried at HT 26th Oct 1744 See his will dated 1st July 1744 and LA to his brother George COOPER below 16th May 1753]
Will of Thomas LOCK, Butcher of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 09 Jan 1752 ] Dated 04 May 1749
Proved 23 July 1752
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1751 event record 28 Beneficiaries wife Catherine and son Robert LOCK and daughter Mary LOCK. Witnesses Thomas Bartlett and Nathaniel Stickland
Will of William LEIGH, Doctor in Divinity of Dorchester , Dorset 25 Oct 1752 PROB 11/797 Rev William LEIGH BD DD (1678-1752) Rector of Dorchester Holy Trinity 1707-1752, and of Lytchett Matravers in Dorset, Buried Holy Trinity 4 Jan 1752. See link for a short account of his life
Will of Catherine SEAL, widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Georges Church Fordington 7th may 1753] Dated 20 Feb 1753
Proved 31 Mar 1753
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1753 event record 21 Beneficiaries Sons and daughters:- John, Joseph and William, Elizabeth wife of Thomas Banger and catherine wife of leonard Winzar witnessed Thomas Brine and George Stickland mentions 2 properties in Dorchester and lease from property at Long Bredy occupied by George Bennett and Ann Williams
Will of Gould ROGERS, Glover of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 05 Dec 1752] Dated 13 Nov 1752
Proved 16 May 1753
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1753 event record 24 Will Bequests to sons James & William ROGERS rest to wife Mary ROGERS also executrix. Witnessed by William GUNDRY Senior ; Robert WHITE; William GUNDRY [Note:- See the marriage of Gould ROGERS of Holy Trinity to Mary BLAKE at St Peters church on 22 Sep 1724 for more information]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Matthew COOPER who was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 26th Oct 1744 the husband of Elizabeth COOPER (See her will PRO Proved 7th July 1752) above granted to Matthew's brother George COOPER 16 May 1753 DHC DA/W/1753 Event Record 26 Images on Ancestry.com Letter of Administration witnessed by John HUBBOCK and Thomas FITZHERBERT[Note:- See Will of Matthew COOPER who was buried at HT 26th Oct 1744 and his will dated 1st July 1744]
Will of John BARTLETT maltster of Dorchester together with a Letter of Administration granted to Lucy Bartlett his widow [Note:- buried at All Saints church Dorchester on 7th January 1753] Will 10 Aug 1752
Buried 07 Dec 1753
L/A 18 Jan 1755
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1755 event record 27 Sole executrix and beneficiary Lucy the wife of John Bartlett of Dorchester Proved 18th Jan 1755 Letter of Administration granted to Lucy who is bound with William Garrett Victualler of Dorchester.
Will of Terence BRIEN, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 08 Feb 1753 PROB 11/799  
Will of James GREY, Yeoman of Dorchester , Dorset [Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 08 Mar 1753] Dated 05 Feb 1753
Proved 29 Mar 1753
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1753 event record 20 Will: Possessed of leashold dwelling etc wherein now lives Martha the wife of John EVOMY now bequeathed to Cousin Hester ELMES of Dorchester Widow also made executrix; contents of garden bequeathed to cousin Jacob GREY of Dorchester (as he was Yeoman and specifically included in his will probably of some worth eg grain, wheat etc rather then a garden as we would view it today) Witnesses James Browne Ann and Mary Vallens
Letter of Administration for the estate of William DEARE Serge Weaver of Dorchester , Dorset 16 May 1753 DHC DA/A/1753 event record 8 Bound are Grace DEARE the widow relict and Administrtrix of his estate with Robert WILLIS of Dorchester Gent. Witnessed by Thomas Fitzherbert and John Hubbock [Note:- Only burial I can locate is at Blandford Forum>]
Will of James PARSONS Taylor of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Chutrch Dorchester on 28 Dec 1752] 16 May 1753 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1753 Event Record 23 beneficaries daughter Jane PARSONS inherits tenements in St Peters Parish Dorchester held under leases from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle and John PITMAN Gent of Froome Rest to wife [Ann] also exec. witnessed by J Brien; William Mowlim; Lucia Snook. proved by his widow Ann PARSONS
Will of Betty BISHOP of Dorchester singlewoman witness Elizabeth Stevens and William Sheppard junior Dated 08 Aug 1752
Proved 19 May 1753
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1753 event record 25 Sole executrix and beneficiary Mary the wife of Robert Drew of Dorchester Proved 19th May 1753 by Mary Drew did not amount to £20
Letter of Admin for the estate of John ANDREWS the elder Yeoman of All Saints Parish Dorchester 19 July 1753 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1753 Event Record 9 - Image Ancestry.com Bound:- John ANDREWS the younger of All Saints Dorchester; William GARRAT Victualler of same; and Joseph BARTLETT cabinet maker of the same. Witnesses John Coombs and Edawrd Jones: [Note:- John ANDREWS was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 27th June 1753]
Will of Edward COZENS, Clerk of Dorchester , Dorset 02 Jan 1754 PROB 11/806 Edward Cozens son of Richard of Castle Carey in Somerset p.p.Queens college matricuated 23 mar 1707/8 aged 18 BA 1711; Appointed curate of Brimpton 8 Jan 1714; Appointed Rector of Yarlington Somerset 25 July 1723; Incorp Cambridge 1730; MA from Magdalen College 1730. Father of Mary and Elizabeth COZENS bap St Peters 1736 and 1737/8. memorial Plaque in st peters to Elizabeth who remained a spinster until her death 1in 1821.
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Samuel MEADER the elder late of Dorchester in Dorset deceased died intestate - Sworn before John Hubbock (Rector of HT and Surrogate of the Court) 23 Jan 1754 DHC Ref DA/A/1754/15 LA Granted to Samuel MEADER of Dorchester, a Millwright the lawful son and next of kin of the deceased, and John Coombes of Dorchester a blacksmith, and Thomas Roberts a Millwright, are bound under a L/Admin granted on 23rd in respect of the estate of Samuel MEADER the elder late of Dorchester deceased. Witnesses John Russell and James Browne. Samuel MEADER the Elder was buried at Holy Tinity Church Dorchester on Burial Register 18 Jan 1754.
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Ann SNOOK widow of Dorchester [Note:- Appears to be the Mrs Ann SNOOK buried at Holy Trinity Parish 01 Sep 1752] 30 Jan 1754 DHC Ref Ad/Dt/A/1754 event record 17 LA Granted to Elizabeth SNOOK spinster of Dorchester the lawful daughter of deceased ; also bound are Ann SNOOK spinster of Dorchester and Mary SNOOK spinster spinster of Dorchester; witnessed JA BROWNE and John WILLIS
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Thomas SNOOK Cutler of Dorchester [Note:- only burial located is at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Oct 1742?] 30 Jan 1754 DHC Ref Ad/Dt/A/1754 event record 16 LA Granted to Elizabeth SNOOK spinster of Dorchester the lawful daughter of deceased ; also bound are Ann SNOOK spinster of Dorchester and Mary SNOOK spinster spinster of Dorchester; witnessed JA BROWNE and John WILLIS
Will of Jane GUEST, widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 25th Feb 1754] Dated 28 Mar 1748
Proved 02 Mar 1754
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1154 event record 21 Will beneficiaries etc: Neices Catharine and Jenny daughters of my brother Samuel MEADER Senior (also executor & beneficary) of Dorchester Millwright also Betty the wife of his son Samuel MEADER the younger neice Mary PERRAM
Will of John KINNINMONTH [KENNINGMONTH], of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 30 Apr 1754 ] Dated 24 Aug 1753
proved 07 May 1754
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1154 event record 22 Beneficiaries: Nephew John MACKINTOSH to receive all his mathmatical & surveying instruments :James BROOKS of Dorchester; Rest in trust for benefit of wife Anna KINNINMONTH [Note:- Wife Ann buried All saints
Will of William STUCKEY, Yeoman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 30 May 1754] Dated 26 May 1753
Proved 04 Jun 1754
PDHC Sole beneficary and executrix his wife Susanna STUCKEY includes his house and garden in Dorchester where he lives witnessed by Robert Willis and John Russell
Will of Ann YOUNG, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 21st Feb 1755] Dated 20 Apr 1751
Proved 12 Feb 1755
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1755 event record 26 Will: Bequest to Cousin Francis PURCHASE 100 rest to Aunt Elizabeth BATTEN; Witnessed John Foot; Martha Stickland and Nathaniel Stickland
Letter of Administration for the estate of William TUCKER, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Lots of William Tuckers but closest are both after LA ie in All saints Wm junior 5th Mar 1755 and Wm senior 10 Nov 1756?] 017 Feb 1755 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1755 event record 13 Granted to Sarah TUCKER of All Saints Parish in Dorchester the widow and relict of the deceased also bound with her are Henry SHOTO of Dorchester Victualler and Thomas VINE of Dorchester Victualler
Will of Francis PURCHASE, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 02 April 1755 PROB 11/815 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 19 Mar 1755
Will of William TEMPLEMAN of Dorchester , Dorset 29 April 1755 PROB 11/815 Buried Holy Trinity 25 Apr 1754
Letter of Administration for the estate of Edith HELLARD Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 11 Jun 1755 ] 17 July 1755 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1755 Event Record 14 Granted to Elizabeth the wife of Henry DURDEN of Upway a cordwainer and the lawful sister of the deceased - Also bound are Thomas POOK of Dorchester a grocer and Timothy GUYER of Dorchester a cooper witnesses John Nelson & John Hubbock
Will of Daniel ARDEN of Dorchester , Dorset 12 August 1755 PROB 11/817 Buried St Peters 30 Jun 1755
Will of Amy LAWES, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 1st September 1755]
Dated 06 Sep 1751
Proved 02 Sep 1755
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1755 event record 28 Sole beneficiary Mary LAWES the daughter of the deceased. Witnessed William CUMING and Nathaniel STICKLAND. Amy LAWES was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 1st September 1755 See Transcription of her Will with Administration granted to her daughter Mary 2nd Sep 1755
Letter of administration granted for the estate of Benjamin SPENCER of Dorchester , Dorset [No trace of burial] Ren 23 Aug 1755
L/A 10 Sep 1755
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1755event record 15 Letter of Renunciation of his rights (dated 23 Aug 1755) exercised by his father Joseph SPENCER a fork maker of Sheffield in favour of his local representative John JACOB the Younger of Dorchester who was granted administration of his estate on 10th Sep 1755. Also biound was John Doe of Dorchester a Gentleman witnessed John Hubbocka nd Edward Shepherd
Will of John MEADER, Painter of Dorchester, Dorset 16 March 1756 PROB 11/821 Buried Holy Trinity 2nd Dec 1755
Will of John HUNT, a taylor of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried 28th Jan 1756 Holy Trinity church Dorchester] 05 Nov 1755
Proved 28 Apr 1756
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1756 Event Record 27 mentioned in Will 3 children Gabriel HUNT; Mary HARRIS; and Anna HUNT left 1 shilling each [usually indicates that thyey were provided for previously probably on marriage etc] residue to wife Frances also executrix. Witnesses ? Rake, Nicholas & Edith Stickland
Will of Thomas BRIDLE gardener of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 22 July 1755
Proved 28 Apr 1756
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1756 event record 25 image ancestry.com Sole beneficiary Barbara Bridle his wife: [Note:- Thomas BRIDLE was buried at All Saints church Dorchester on 6th August 1755]
Will of Sarah TAPP Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St George's Church Fordington on 7th January 1753] Dated 04 Jan 1753
Proved 05 Jun 1756
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1756 event record 30 image ancestry.com Extensive Will: beneficiaries: Son Henry TAPP; and his 2 children John and Henry TAPP; Refers to her deceased son Thomas TAPP bequests to his 2 children sarah and John TAPP; Refers to the Will of her late Husband Thomas TAPP dated 20th Oct 1743 Proved 19 Nov 1743 See above dwelling house in South Street within the Parish of St Peter on the west side of the same street having the house of George SPEKE Esq to the North and the house late of Samuel GREY baker deceased on the south left to Sarah & John the children of thomas TAPP deceased: Whereas davis CASHEr of Stratton Yeoman, is indebted upon bond £100 bequeathed unto John PITMAN and Robert WILLIS both of Dorchester Gentlemen in Trust for henry TAPP the son of my son Henry TAPP, if he dies then Anthony TAPP another son of henry TAPP her son; Sarah TAPP grandaughter household goods etc;: Witnesses John Russell; James Browne and William Old
Will of John DAVEY, Victualler of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 08 Aug 1754
Proved 08 Nov 1756
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1756 Event Record 26 Beneficiaroes:- Living in dwelling in Holy Trinity Parish; Daughters Mary, Susannah and Sarah and son John Guardian until age of majority with Brother Edward DAYEY Witnesses John Shappard and Harry Pouncy - Could not locate a burial
Will of Elizabeth TEMPLEMAN, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 23 December 1756 PROB 11/826 Buried Holy Trinity 20 Jul 1756
Will of Lawrence SHEPPARD, Glazier of Dorchester, Dorset [Note buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 02 Jan 1755] Dated 24 Dec 1754
Proved 28 Jan 1757
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1757 event record 11 Will Beneficiaries:- Wife Elizabeth dwelling house where they now live for life: Children not named but refers to sons and daughters; son John SHEPPARD all his tools etc; Mr Robert Lumley KINGSTON & Robert WILLIS appointed executors; witnessed Edward Stevens & Edward Clines.
Letter of Administration for the estate of Samuel MEADER, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 22 Dec 1756] 28 Jan 1757 DHC DA/A/1757 event record 5 Granted to Elizabeth MEADER the widow and relict and administratrix of the estate of deceased also bound were William DAVIS of Dorchester an Apothecary; Robert WILLIS of Dorchester Gentleman [Note:- 09 Apr 1738 - Samuel MEADER of Holy Trinity Dorchester married Elizabeth HUNT of ye same in St peters Church Dorchester -See marriage for children]
Will of Robert FFOOK, Butcher of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 26th Jan 1757] Dated 18 Jun 1756
Proved 31 Jan 1757
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1757 event record 12 Will beneficairy Robert Fook CLINES the son of Edward CLINES of Dorchester a clothier property in All Saints Parish Dorchester: witnesses Nathaniel and Robert STICKLAND and John Burleigh DUGDALE
Will of Henry TAPP, of Dorchester, Dorset: + LA granted to David CASHER [Note:- No trace of burial of either henry or his wife Mary] Dated 21 Sep 1751
Proved 01 Feb 1757
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1757 event records 13 : Will sole beneficairy and executrix his wife Mary TAPP; witnessed William Sheppard junior & James Browne: + Letter of Renunciation from Thomas TAPP states Whereas Mary TAPP the lawful wiodw and legattee and sole executrix named in the last will and testament of Henry TAPP late of Dorchester deceased - before she she had taken upon her the execution of his will also departed this life by means whereof the right of administration etc of his estate etc falls to me Thomas TAPP - renounce those rights appoints Thomas Fitzherbert Notary Public to be committed to my grandfather David CASHER + Letter of Administration granted 1st Feb 1757 to David CASHER of Stratton the Father-in-law and administrator of all goods etc of deceased during the minorities of lawful children ofthe deceased namely John TAPP; Henry TAPP; Anthony TAPP and Mary TAPP. Also bound with hios is Thomas TAPP of Stratton yeoman and George WHEELER of Dorchester Cooper :
Will of Ann HARDY, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 13 Mar 1757] Dated 20 Aug 1756
Proved 31 May 1757
DHC Bc/A/H/ Event record 35 Will beneficiaries: Sister Mrs Mary NELSON widow of Dorchester; Sister Mrs Martha SNOOK widow of Great Russel Street Bloomsbury; Brother-in-law Mr Edward THOMPSON of Sheborne; Cousins Frances, Martha & Ann HARDY 3 daughters of my sister-in-law Mrs Martha HARDY widow of Hyde in the County of dorset; Cousins Mr John NELSON of Dorchester & Mr Zachary NELSON of London the 2 sons of my sister Mrs Mary NELSON & his only son John NELSON the younger infant; Cousin Mrs Joan NELSON daughter of Mrs Mary NELSON; Rest to Cousin Samuel SNOOK schoolmaster of Great Russell Street Bloomsbury the son of sister Mrs Martha SNOOK widow; Witnesses John & Jane Hubbock
Will of William PADDOCK, the elder Cordwainer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 9th July 1756] Dated 28 Jan 1738
Proved 07 Sep 1757
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1757 Event record 14 Will beneficiaries: Wife Elizabeth executrix; sons George, William & Richard : witnesses John Lester, John Old and Thomas Evomy. His widow failed to administer his estate and when she died Letters of Administration were granted 27th Jan 1766 to Mary HAYDON (widow of Richard) as curatrix or guardian of his grandaughter Rachel PADDOCK in her minority. Note:- Rachel PADDOCK was baptised at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 7th Nov 1759
Will of Mary RICHARDS, Wiodow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at West Knighton entry 41 in the Parish Register interred 28th Nov 1758] Dated 24 Nov 1757
Proved 25 Apr 1758
DHC: Ad/Dt/W/1759 Event Record 20 Will: To be buried at West Knighton; Coffin to be plain and carrie dby 6 poor men of W/K 2 of which are to be George HOLDEN and George BULLOCK (if living); Bequest to Grand daughterAnna FLOYER £100 + ring with the hair of her son in it with diamonds either side + books; Daughter Mary RICHARDS; Grandsons John & William FLOYER, John to also get the morning ring that I had of his father; bequests to the poor of Dorchester & West Knighton; Witnessed John GALE and Susanna JERRARD
Will of John CHANING, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at Maiden Newton as per will 21st April 1758] Dated 24 Nov 1757
Proved 25 Apr 1758
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1758 Event Record 20 Will: to be buried at Maiden Newton Dorset: Beneficiaries neice Elizabeth Randall; Brother Joseph Chaning; neice jane daughter of Nephew Richard Channing; John & Richard Tucker sond of master Edward Tucker of weymouth 7 melcombe Regis; Neice Ann wife of james Salisbury of Oxenford West Dewlish Somerset
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas GREENING, Miller of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at St Georges Church Fordington on 11th Feb 1757] 25 Apr 1758 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1758 event record 9 Granted to Mary GREENING widow of deceased also bound with her are Leonard POUNT of Broadmayne and William TAYLOR of Broadmayne Yeoman
Will of JamesSYNDERCOMBE, Gentleman of Dorchester, Dorset 05 July 1758 PROB 11/839  
Will of Gregory SYNDERCOMBE, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 23 November 1758 PROB 11/842  
Letter of Administration for the estate of James ROGERS glover of Dorchester Dorset 23 Jan 1759 DHC: Ad/Dt: G2/31 event record 31 His widow Joanna the lawful mother of his children Mary (aged 9) and Fanny (aged 7) lawfully elected as curatrix or guardian of her children. Also bound with her is William ROGERS Glover of Dorchester. [Note:- may be the James ROGERS who was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 31st Dec 1754.] [Also note that if Mary the daughter was 9 at time of LA she was born circa 1750 and there is a marriage at Melcombe Regis between as James ROGERS and a Joanna JACOB on 2nd April 1749]
Will of Alice JACKSON, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 21 Feb 1759] Dated 12 Feb 1759
Proved 01 Mar 1759
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1759 event record 29 Beneficiaries: daughter susannah wife of James POOK all her estate term right and title in the house called the Plume & Feathers in Dorchester; daughter Jane wife of Robert FILDEW; Grand daughter Mary CHAFFEY and Grand son Robert FILDEW and grand son Thomas JONES; witnesses Ruth Paddock and Walt Nicholls
Letter of Administration for the estate of Ann BRIGGS widow of Dorchester granted to Hannah wife of William BAGWELL labourer of Dorchester the lawful sister of theb deceased 02 Apr 1759 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1759 event record 11 Image ancestry.com Bound William BAGWELL of Dorchester Labourer and Robert BELBIN Shoemaker of Dorchester [Note:- The only Ann Briggs that I can locate in Dorchester records, the NBI or on Ancestry.com was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 23rd July 1745?
Will of Richard AYLING, Sadler of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 19 Apr 1758
Proved 09 Apr 1759
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1759 Event record 27 image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries:- Wife Mary and Son James. [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 6th April 1759]
Will of Ann CHALDECOTT, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 15 August 1759 PROB 11/848  
Will of William CHURCHILL of Holy Trinity Dorchester, Dorset 15 August 1759 PROB 11/848  
Letter of Administration for the estate of Richard PADDOCK of Cordwainer Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Richard was the son of William & Elizabeth PADDOCK and was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 08 Mar 1759] 03 Oct 1759 DHC DA/A/1759 Event Record 10 Granted to Mary PADDOCK widow of deceased - also bound with her is Elizabeth PADDOCK widow of Dorchester and John WILLIS of Dorchester Gentleman - See also Letters of Administration over his parents estates 7th Sep 1757 & 27 Jan 1766]
Will of Phillip ELLIOTT Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 23rd Dec 1759] Dated 24 Aug 1759
Proved 30 Dec 1759
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1759 event record 28 Beneficiaries Wife Mary and son Robert ELLIOTT witnesses Nathanial Stickland and John Keaty
Will of Samuel HITCHCOCK Mercer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Probably Buried at West Harnham Wiltshire - Executor named ] Dated 31 Jul 1752
Proved Jan 1760
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1760 event Record 17 Will: To be buried in the parish church at West Harnham in the County of Wiltshire in my father and mothers grave under the communion table; beneficiaries etc mentioned:- Elizabeth ABBOTT of (Tarrant) Gunville in Dorset spinster; Ann HITCHCOCK of Cheselbourne; House purchased from Anthony Read the younger ; John ABBOTT nephew of said Elizabeth; Widow of the late Robert CRADOCK of Blandford Forum; Elizabeth HOLLOWAY of Dorchester a widow; Rev Thomas Clifton of Salisbury; the Executor & Admin of John MITCHELL of Noile? in Wiltshire ; Executor & Admin of John GANE of Mells in Somerset; Elizabeth wife of William MATTHEWS a dairyman; Sarah JONES her sister; Executor & Admin of the late Mrs Judith WANSBOROUGH of New Saraum Wiltshire: Winesses Elizabeth & Erasmus COX and Nathaniel STICKLAND : Proved by the oath of the wife of Thomas APPLIN late Ann HITCHCOCK one of the execuors
Letter of Administration for the estate of John DOLLING of Dorchester bachelor intestate deceased [Note:- Probably the John DOLLEN buried at Fordington on 11 Jan 1758] 11 Feb 1760 DHC DA/DT/A/1760/8 Granted to Edward DOLLING of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis a mariner - also bound are Robert HOOK of Weymouth Victualler and Benjamin READ of Dorchester a joiner. Witnesses George Stickland and John Lovell
Will of Philip COOMBS Gentleman of Dorchester [Note:- Philip COOMBS was buried at All Saints church Dorchester on 16th December 1759] Dated 10 Oct 1751
Proved 14 July 1760
DHC Bc/W/C Event Record 151 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries etc :- Bond of obligation between Son-in-Law Henry SHORTO dated 13 Oct 1738; Thomas ANDREWS otherwise MILLER deceased and his brother Thomas COOMBS also deceased in trust for benefit of his grand daughter Elizabeth SHORTO ; Grandsons James SHORTO and Philip COOMBS; Rest to son Thomas COOMBS Witnesses John Swyer, Nathaniel STICKLAND
Will of Matthew POUNCY butcher of Dorchester [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 26th June 1759]
dated 23 May 1757
Proved 26 July 1760
Bc/W/P; Event Rec. No. 118 Link to transcription of his will
Copy of the last will and testament of Elizabeth THORNTON of Dorchester 06 Sep 1760 D/SEN/9/1/6 DHC: ENCOMBE ESTATE ARCHIVE
Will of Mary DUFFIELD Spinster of Dorchester [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester on 3rd July 1760] Dated 18 Oct 1759
Proved 17 Sep 1760
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1760/15 Will Beneficiaries:- Brother John DUFFIELD; Sister Elizabeth DUFFIELD; Sister Katharine LOCK Widow ; Nephew Robert LOCK son of Katharine, Neice Mary LOCK daughter of Katharine witnesses Martha and Nathan Stickland
Will of Jane WESTON Wiodw of Dorchester [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 19 Sep 1760] Dated 10 May 1760
Proved 26 Sep 1760
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1760 18 Will Beneficiaries:- Brother Thomas BLUNDELL of Westable in Surrey Yeoman; Brother George BLUNDELL of Kingston-upon-thames ; Nephew Richard the son of my late brother Richard BLUNDELL ; Sister Elizabeth GOFF of Cobham in Surrey; Rest to my neice Jane Goff of Dorchester the daughter of Elizabeth Goff of Cobham Witnessed Harry MEGGS and John WILLIS
Will of William GUNDRY the elder Malster of Dorchester [Note:- Buried 9th March 1760 Holy Trinity] Dated 09 Jun 1754
Proved 23 Sep 1760
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1760 event record 16 (oath = EvR. 8) Will Beneficiaries:- wife Rebecca GUNDRY executrix - son William GUNDRY and included is a copy of his oath as to some the truth of his fathers will also dated 23rd Sep 1760.
Letter of Renunciation for right to administration of the estate of Mary WINZAR late wife of Samuel WINZAR of Dorchester [Note:- Mary WINZAR was buried at All Saints church 05 Sep 1759] and Letter of Administration granted to her siblings James BEAL and Elizabeth BANBURY 14 Mar 1761 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1761 event record 20 Whereas Mary late wife of me Samuel WINZAR of Dorchester in the County of Dorset Blacksmith being one of three children of Thomas BEAL of Evershot in the same County Cordwainer by Mary his wife formerly Mary the daughter of Richard SMITH of Dorchester aforesaid And Whereas upon the death of the said Thomas BEAL who survived his said wife and departed this life some time in the year 1757 leaving then 3 children to wit the said Mary my said wife since as aforesaid dead James BEAL and Elizabeth [Beal] then and now the wife of John BANBURY Gent who under [a] settlement made in the year 1700 of Lands in [-- St ] Peters in Dorchester aforesaid by the said Richard SMITH [----] equally entitled to the same for the residue of that term And whereas I the said Samuel WINZAR have not taken out administration to my said [---] to entitle my self to her part thereof and being willing and de [----] the same should be equally divided to and amongst the said [---] BEAL and Elizabeth BANBURY my said brother and sister [i.e. in law] --- [NOTE:- Goes on to reliquish right to dmin of his wife's estate in favour of her 2 surviving siblings]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas HAVILAND, of Dorchester , Dorset - 14 Mar 1761 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1761 Event Record 19 Granted to James BEAL of Misterton in the County of Somerset a cordwainer - also Matthew MEECH of Longbredy a yeoman witness Thomas Fitzherbert [Note could not trace a burial]
Will of Elizabeth BATTEN, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset - [Probate 12 Mar 1761; Oath 14 Mar 1761] Dated 06 Apr 1758
Proved 16 April 1761
PROB 11/864 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester 20 Feb 1761 and transcription of her will
Will of Nathaniel STICKLAND, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 24 July 1761 PROB 11/867: D/LRL/1/364   See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester buried 10 May 1761 Note:- DHC has Administration with will annexed Nicholas STICKLAND of Dorchester, gentleman Will dated 26 Feb 1762? [Note:- His wife Martha STICKLAND was buried at All Saints 16th July 1781 leaving a will dated 10th Jan 1780 proved 9th Apr 1782]
Letter of Administration for the property of Joshua SNOOK, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- no trace of burial except HT 1724?] 24 Mar 1762 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1766 event record 6 Ref only to property in Holy Trinity Parish Dorchester formerly assigned by Arthur GOULD of Dorchester a bookseller & Robert BLATCHFORD of Fordingbridge in the County of Southampton Gentleman to the said Joshua SNOOK was committed and granted to Elizabeth THORNTON widow the lawful daughter and next of kin of Joshua SNOOK. Sworn before John HUBBOCK Surrogate
Will of Arthur MITCHELL, Brazier, clockmaker and watchmaker of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Fordington St Georges church 7th September 1761] Dated 04 Nov 1760
Proved 22 Jun 1762
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1762 event record 17

Will bequests to Cousins:- John NELSON of Fordington; Patience NELSON his sister; John WELLS; James BUNN gentleman; James HUNT; Also Richard STEVENS son of his Cousin Grace STEVENS Widow also benificiary; Tools of his trade as a brazier, cklockmaker and watchmaker to his apprentice James WOOD; Residue to his servant Mary LESTER in consideration of her long and faithful service. Witnessed by Samuel Bedloe and Sarah Gundry:

The Will of Arthur MITCHELL was proved by the oath of James WOOD the late husband and administrator of Mary LESTER deceased the sole executrix named within the Will. James WOOD recorded as a clockmaker married by Licence to Mary LESTER both of St Peters parish Dorchester on the 18 Mar 1762 so clearly marriage prompted by the death of Arthur. Mary WOOD was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 24th May 1762 so Administration of his estate had to be carried out by James.

Will of Samuel RICKWOOD, Sadler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 18 Feb 1762] Dated 08 Feb 1762
Proved 22 Jun 1762
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1762 event record 16 Will: Dwelling House, Coach House, and Stables in Dorchester = stock in trade to son Samuel RICKWOOD providing looks after his aged and infirm mother Sarah RICKWOOD for the rest of her life: Thomas RICKWOOD son wearing apparel + 40 shillings changed to 5 in a codicil dated 14th Feb 1762. Witnesses Anthony LENN and Walter NICHOLLS
Will of Eleanor SUTTON, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 05 July 1762 PROB 11/878  
Letters of Administration for the estate of Thomas APPLIN late of Dorchester who was buried at Holy Trinity 22nd Nov 1761 granted to Ann APPLIN, his Widow, Erasmus Cox Innkeeper and William Mowlim barber of the same place 26th January 1762 26 Jan 1762 DHC

Ad/Dt/A/1762; Event Record No: 11.

Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 22nd Nov 1761
Will of Ann SUMMER, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St peters Church Dorchester on 04 Aug 1763] Dated 24 Jan 1763
Proved 13 Aug 1763
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1763 Event Record 18 Benificiaries: Left in trust with friends Robert WILLIS of Dorchester Gentleman and John EVOMY of Dorchester to sell dwelling etc malthouse and garden situated in South Street Dorchester opposite the workhouse and late in the occupation of Ann CHALDECOTT widow deceased for the benefit of her sons William, Samuel and Richard SUMMERS, her grandchildren Richard and Ann SUMMERS children of her son William SUMMERS, and her 3 daughters Hester, Elizabeth and Jane SUMMERS: witnessed by George SMITH and William OLD and John LUSH
Will of Rebecca HELLARD, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Rebecca widow of John HELLARD was buried at All Saints Churech Dorchester on 22nd Mar 1753] Dated 04 Nov 1751
Proved 16 May 1763
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1753 Event Record 22 Benificiaries: Grand daughers Hannah, Elizabeth and Rebecca HELLARD; Thomas SINCOCK son of Benjamin; Joseph HELLARD son of Samuel of West Lulworth Sailor; Sisannah BAGWELL; Thomas PACKER of West Lulworth and his son & dau John & Susannah; Rest to Ann HELLARD Executrix Witnesses: Watts Nicholls& Nathaniel Stickland& John Meech
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Sarah LOVELL, widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- only burial I can locate is for a Sarah LOVELL widow of William Lovell buried at Upway the day after the LA was granted i.e. 13th July 1763 which could be her] 12 July 1763 DHC BC/A/L77 event record 77 Granted to Elizabeth MOREY the lawful mother and administratrix - also bound with her was William MOWLIM of Dorchester a barber. Witness John Templeman
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Caleb BROOKS, of St Peters parish in Dorchester , Dorset granted to his relict Mary [Note:- Caleb BROOKS was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 11 May 1763] 15 Aug 1763 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1763 event record 8 Bound with Mary BROOKS his widow are Joan GOULD widow of Dorchester and William Vincent Innholder of Dorchester
Letter of Administration for the estate of William GREY [GRAY] , of Dorchester , Dorset[Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 9th Dec 1762] 14 Oct 1763 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1763 event record 9 Granted to John GREY his lawful son and next of kin a hellyer by trade also bound with him was Samuel Slade of Dorchester Gentleman and George Clines of Dorchester Innholder
Will of Thomas EVOMY, Joiner of Dorchester , Dorset[Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 9th Dec 1762] Dated 27 Nov 1762
Proved 15 Oct 1763
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1763 event record 17 Will: Left everything to wofe Sarah and daughter Ann EVOMY witnesses Henry Evomy and William Gundry
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Thomas MEECH, Esq of Dorchester , Dorset L/Renunciation 14 Dec 1763 &
LA 19th Dec 1763
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1763; Event Records No's: 10 & 11. Buried Holy Trinity 24th Nov 1763. [Note:- 04 Jan 1764 - Giles posthumous son of the late Thomas MEECH Esquire & Betty his wife privately baptised at Holy Trinity. He died Intestate and his wife Betty renounced her right to Administration of his estate in favour of his father John MEECH who took out Letters of Administration. See transcription via link]
Will of Mary SNOOK, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at St peters Church Dorchester 13 Mar 1764] Dated 01 Sep 1763
Proved 04 May 1764
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1764 Event Record 26 Will left estate called Leigh situated at toller Porcorum Dorset in trust with William DAVIS Apothecary of Dorchester and John WHITE grocer of Dorchester for the benefit of her daughters Hannah and Ann; witnessed George Smith and William Old
Will of Erasmus COX, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 23 Mar 1763
Proved 16 May 1764
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1764 Event Record 24 Will left estate at Bere Regis called Fulcombe to wife Ann; sons Robert and Henry COX ; Sister Elianor; Ann Grant (probably a servant) witnesses William Mowlin and Robert Smith
Will of Thomas POUNCY the elder burcher of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 04 Nov 1763 he was the father of Thomas POUNCY buried HT 31 Dec 1770] Dated 18 Dec 1762
Proved 16 May 1764
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1764 Event Record 25 Will beneficiaries : Son Thomas and grandson Harry son of his son George POUNCY both left 1s with statement no disrespect but already well provided for: Daughter Elizabeth the wife of William ROGERS of Dorchester a glover by trade; and her children Elizabeth and Thomas ROGERS; Children of his son George POUNCY George, Thomas, James and Elizabeth POUNCY; Son Matthew POUNCY: Son Harry POUNCY left the dwelling house and public Inn known or commonly called the Anchor situated in a street called the Bull Stake in Dorchester; Witnessed thomas GOULD; John HAYNE; John WILLIAMS. [Note:- Elizabeth POUNCY Married William ROGERS at Stinsford on 12th Nov 1749]
Will of William JOHNSON, Cooper of Dorchester , Dorset 07 July 1764 PROB 11/900  
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Thomas BANGER, Brewer of Dorchester , Dorset who died Intestate to Betty Banger his widow 18th Sep 1764 DHC Ad/DT/A/1764 event record 14 image ancestry.com Bound:- Betty Banger widow: also William Seal of Dorchester Limeburner and Richard Canterbury of Dorchester weaver . Can only trace a burial at HT 28th Oct 1761? Betty failed to carry out the administration which was undertaken by her daughter also called Betty now married to ruichard Dark on 8th Jan 1788 (See entry at that date)
Letter of Administration for the estate of Henry HARBIN of Dorchester 16 Dec 1764 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1764 Event Record 15 Granted to his natural & lawful son John HARBIN a maltster of Dorchester - also bound Samuel SLADE & George CLINES both of Dorchester
Will of William HAYDON of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 31 Mar 1765] Dated 28 Dec 1764
Proved 28 Mar 1765
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1765 Event Record 24 Beneficiaries Wife Ann; son John; son William; daughter Ann CHAFFEY : Property in Holy Trinity Parish Dorchester
Will of Edward BRYER Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints church Dorchester 20th Dec 1761] Dated 26 Nov 1761
Proved 26 July 1765
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1765 Event Record 23 Sole beneficiary under Will Jane BRYER wife also executrix; witnessed by Nicholas Stickland and Rebecca Gundry
Will of Nicholas WEARE of Dorchester , Dorset 12 August 1765 PROB 11/911  
Memorandum and oath only concerning William HAGGARD of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 11 Sep 1765 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1765 event record 11 Oath by Samuel SLADE of Dorchester Gentleman concering lease term 1,000 years for prmises in parish of Holy Trinity in Pease Lane ; on the north side bounded by a burgage formerly in the possession of Richard KEATE on the West side and the Castle on the North then in the tenure of William ALANDOR
Will of Richard COOPER, Grocer of Dorchester , Dorset 17 September 1765 PROB 11/911 [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 28th May 1765 - Richard COOPER was first appointed Alderman on 23 Jun 1755 and his vacancy filled by William Templeman but not until 04 Aug 1766]
Will of Anthony READ the elder, Clothier of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 05 Jun 1744
Proved 25 Nov 1765
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1765 event record 26 Will: Bequests to Elizabeth, Frances and William READ the children of my son William READ a baker by trade by Hannah his now wife ; Son Anthony READ + Son William READ + Hannah his wife a morning ring each of one guinea a piece Rest to wife Rachel READ also Executrix witnessed John BARTLETT and Robert SMITH [Note:-Anthony READ married Rachel CORBIN at St Peters Church Dorchester on 5th Nov 1743]
Will of Elizabeth MOREY, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 24 Jan 1766] Dated 10 Dec 1765
Proved 25 Jan 1766
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1766 event record 13 Beneficiaries: Son Fildew MOREY; Ref to Late daughter Sarah LOVELL & her late husband; Daughter Elizabeth BAKER wife of John BAKER (also executrix) ; Elizabeth daughter of Mr Edmund BOWER of Dorchester; Friend Mr William MOWLIN of Dorchester; Maid servant; Witnessed John Templeman and Elizabeth Read
Letter of Administration for the estate of William PADDOCK of Dorchester [Note:- William PADDOCK was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 09 Jul 1756] 27 Jan 1766 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1766 Event Record 4 Granted to Mary the wife of Samuel HAYDON appointed curatrix of the estate for the benefit of Rachel PADDOCK his grand daughter - his estate having been left unadministered by his wife Elizabeth PADDOCK also his executrix and now also deceased. [Note See Earlier entry for his will Dated 28 Jan 1738but not proved by Elizabeth until 07 Sep 1757--Elizabeth PADDOCK was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 17th Nov 1765]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Elizabeth PADDOCK of Dorchester 27 Jan 1766 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1766 Event Record 5 Granted to Mary the wife of Samuel HAYDON appointed curatrix of the estate for the benefit of Rachel PADDOCK her grand daughter - [Note Elizabeth PADDOCK was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 17th Nov 1765]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John WILLIS of Dorchester [Note:- Likely to be Mr John WILLIS who was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 20th Oct 1760 - His widow Mary's will is below proved 30th Oct 1770] 26 Apr 1766 DHC BO/A/W132 Event Record 132 Granted to Mary Willis the widow relict and Administratrix of the estate of Deceased : also bound with her is Robert WILLIS of Dorchester Gentleman and Samuel SLADE of Dorchester Gentleman
Will of Frances SWAYNE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 06 June 1766 PROB 11/920 Buried St Peters 04 Oct 1765
Will of Anne KINNINMONTH [KENNINMONTH] , Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 20 September 1766 PROB 11/922 Buried at All Saints Church dorchester 24 Aug 1766 - she was the widow of John KINNINMONTH see his will 24th Aug 1753 proved by Anna 7th May 1754
Letter of Administration for the estate of Jasper NOTLEY, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- No trace of burial] 07 Dec 1766 DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1766 Event Record 30

Granted to Jane NOTLEY widow and relict of deceased also bound with her was Robert WILLIS of Dorchester Gentleman witnessed John Hubbock [Note Jasper and Jane Notley had the following known children (1) Joseph baptised at St Georges Church Fordington on 1st Jan 1739/40 (2) Sarah Fordington on 20th July 1741 no trace of a burial? (3) Sarah bap St Peters 10 Mar 1743/4 (4) Elizabeth bap St peters 2nd June 1745 (5) Julian bap St Peters 12th July 1752 (6) John bap Holy Trinity 17 Oct 1755 (7) Henry Hookey bap 31 Mar 1758 -- Jane Notley a widow was buried at Fordington on 6th Feb 1793]

Will of John WHITE, Cooper of Dorchester, Dorset 17 October 1766 PROB 11/923 Buried Holy Trinity 11 Aug 1766
Will of Ann WHITE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 06 February 1767 PROB 11/926  
Will of Margaret FLOYER, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 24 March 1767 PROB 11/926  
Will with codicil of John SYMES, Maltster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Georges Church in Fordington on 3rd April 1767] Dated 04 Feb 1767
Codicil 05 Feb 1767
Proved 12 May 1767
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1767 event record 27 Extensive will refers to : John DOTSON of Dorchester a Joiner, and his 3 children John, William and Elizabeth . daughters of Abraham & Elizabeth LIVEREDGE of Sydling St Nicholas; Luke WHITE of Cheselbourne Yeoman released of debts; Elizabeth the wife of Luke WHITE; William 7 Elizabeth BILES of Milbourne; William MEADER of Piddletown carpenter + children John, William Mary and Elizabeth. Moses BEDLOE the Younger of Fordington Mary his wife and Ann, Thomas and Mary their children. Hannah daughter of Brother Thomas SYMES; Brother William SYMES, dwelling in parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester Naphew William SYMES and Sister Elizabeth WATTS
Will of Andrew WAKE, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at St peters Church Dorchester on 9th August 1745] Dated 28 July 1745
Proved 08 Jun 1767
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1767 event record 28

Note:- This Will was made in the '19th year of the reign of Lord George the second' which is 1745 not 1765 as recorded by ancestry.com . Will : To be buried in the most private manner possible. To his son Andrew WAKE all those lands late bought of John TUCKER Esq now lying at Weymouth. My land now lying on Bull Stake in Dorchester and goods chattles etc to Ann my loving wife& to Andrew my sonequally between them. Both appointed executrix and executor of his will. Witnessed Henry TAYLOR, Roger BUSTON & Edward MAYO [Note:- Andrew LAKE was a witness to the will of Lucia IRONSIDE, Widow of Dorchester on 11th Feb 1735]. It is not known why the will was not proved by his widow Ann until 8th June 1767 although it may have been because they needed to sell the property.]

Will of Robert Fook CLINES, Woolcomber of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried as Robert CLINES at All Saints Church Dorchester on 31st July 1767] Dated 06 Sep 1766
Proved 15 Aug 1767
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1767 event record 26 Will Beneficiary wife Elizabeth includes their House and slughter house in church lane in All Saints Parish in possession of Joshua DOWLES Witnesses J Buckland and Benjamin Rolls + 1 other
Will of William BRYER, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 24 October 1767 PROB 11/932  
Will of John WAY, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Year the will was written is missing (hole in paper) He may have been buried at Puddletown 27th Oct 1767 when his age appears to have been 26 and if unmarried might be why his mother was appointed executrix & bequests are to siblings] 20 June 17??
Proved 04 Nov 1767
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1767 event record 29 Bequests to friends of gold rings Mr samuel GOULD, Dr CUMING; Mr Francis RANDALL & his wife; Mrs Elliott; Mr John WALLIS: Rest to his brothers and sisters (unnamed) executrix his mother Mary WAY Witnessed William Robinson + an other
Will of John BATTEN, Joiner of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- John BATTEN was buried at All Saints on 15 Apr 1763 leaving her a widow; Sarah BATTEN was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 30th October 1775 leaving a will dated 1st j Jan 1769 See below] Will Dated 16 Jun 1744
Proved 30 Dec 1767
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1767 event record 25 image on ancestry.com Note:- John Batten of All Saints in Dorchester married Sarah ROGERS of Holy Trinity Church Dorchester at St Peters in Dorchester on 25th May 1744. he made his will the following month leaving everything to Sarah and 1 shilling to 'all the rest of his relatives' (unnamed) a standard legal ploy to prevent them contesting the will. His will was witnessed by Samuel and John TUCKER and Benjamin LOVELL.
Letter of Administration for the estate of Ann HAYDON, Wiodw of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 31st May 1768] 14 Jun 1768 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1768 Event Record 4 Granted to her lawful son William HAYDON of Dorchester a watch maker ; also bound with him are Samuel HAYDON of Dorchester a braser and John PAGE of Blandford Forum an Innholder
Will of Rebecca STAYNER, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 23 December 1768 PROB 11/944 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 6 Nov 1768
Will of Anne WEARE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 09 January 1769 PROB 11/945 Buried Holy Trinity 30 Sep 1768
Will of John MEECH of Dorchester , Dorset 09 January 1769 PROB 11/945  
Will of Nicholas STICKLAND, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 26 January 1769 PROB 11/945 & D/LRL/1/364   DHC= Administration with will annexed: Nicholas STICKLAND of Dorchester, gentleman Will dated 26 Feb 1762: Granted 5 Nov 1838; (First grant Jun 1769) See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 4 Nov 1768
Will of Mary COZENS, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Mary COZENS was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 11th Nov 1768]

Dated 17 Oct 1768
Proved 03 May 1769

DHC Ad/Dt/W/1769 event record 17 Will:- Land and estate called Berry Hayes situated at Hazelbury Bryan to her mother Ursula COZENS at her death to sister Elizabeth COZENS spinster: Also brothers John, Edward and Richard and sister Ursula wife of John RANDALL Clerk witnesses Martha Sparks, James Parsons and John Lewis
Will of Jane CHAPMAN, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Jane CHAPMAN was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 20th March 1769] Dated 20 Feb 1769
Proved 10 Jul 1769
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1769 Event Record 18 Image Ancestry.com Will Beneficiaries etc:- Nephew John KIDDLE of Sydkling st Nicholas; Cousins John, Margaret, Susan, Catharine, sarah the wife of George BOSWELL of Piddletown a shopkeeper; George, Tobert & sarah children of George BOSWELL; John, Emanuel and Wm childen of John KIDDLE; William KIDDLE of Bristol Brother in law henry KIDDLE; Rest to Brother John CHAPMAN: Servants Mary DUNSCOMBE and Thomazine BLANDAMORE
Will of Thomas COOMBS, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Thomas Coombs was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 2nd Feb 1769] Dated 01 May 1762
proved 12 Sep 1769
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1769 Event Record 20 Will: Wife Margery COOMBS and only child Philip COOMBS Witnesses John Nelson, Robert Lambert and William Cave
Will of John SHEPPARD, Tiler of Dorchester , Dorset 04 October 1769 PROB 11/952 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 23 May 1769
Will of Joanna ROGERS, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 26 Aug 1769] 13 Oct 1769 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1769 Event Record 19 Will bequest to friend John JACOB of Dorchester Mercer in trust for her 2 children Mary & Fanny ROGERS; also bequests to her sisters children Ann, Margaret, John and William BARTLETT; Witnessed Seth SLADE and George TILE
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of John COZENS, Bachelor of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 31st Aug 1769] 14 Nov 1769 DHC DA/A/1770 Event Record 6 LA Granted to Ursula COZENS the lawful mother of the deceased widow of Dorchester witnesses Richard Cozens and J Randall
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Edward HEAD, Officer of Excise intestate of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried melcombe Regis Dorset 5th Dec 1769] 09 Dec 1769 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1769 Event Record 15 LA Granted to Elizabeth HEAD widow & relict of deceased also bound are Samuel SLADE of Dorchester Gent and Clement READ the Younger of Dorchester Plaisterer authorised by John Hubbock
Will of John COLSON of Dorchester, clerk [Note:- Rev. John COLSON MA (1701-1769) was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 11th Nov 1769 see burial for more information about his life] Dated 27 Oct 1769
Proved 13 Dec 1769
DHC Bc/W/C/125 + Copy D/SEN/3/5/3 Will leaves everything to his sister Sarah COLSON Spinster and after her death to his brothe the Rev Thomas COLSON
Will of James BLY of Dorchester, baker [Note;- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 12th Feb 1770] dated 26 Dec 1769
Proved 16 Feb 1770
DHC Ad/Dt/W/770 Event Record 11 Beneficairies: Eldest son James BLY House in Glyde Path or Lippath Hill: Son Edward Bly House in Sheep street or Pease Lane; Son John Bly;l daughter Martha Bolt; James and Henry grandsons of his son James Bly; Thomas and John grandsons of his son edward Bly. Codicil 29th Jan 1770 Son Edward to receive all his stock in trade
Will of Susannah DUN Spinster of Dorchester Dated 23 Dec 1766
Proved 14 Mar 1770
DHC Ad/Dt/W/770 Event Record 10 Beneficiaries: Brother-in-law Joseph BUSHROD and wife - husband of her sister Sarah BUSHROD; Sister Elizabeth GARLAND wife of William GARLAND; Joseph DUN the son of Elizabeth Bennett; Thomazin DUN daughter of Elizabeth Bennett; Susannah FREKE daughter of her sister Ann FREKE; Neice Elizabeth DOWL wife of Jiohn; Jane DOWL the daughter of herneice Elizabeth; John NELSON son of Ann NELSON Widow Witnesses John Ensor and William Gundry
Nuncupative Will of Edmund BRYER, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Edmund Bryer was buried at Fordington St Georges church on 10th Oct 1770 - Sarah BRYER his mother-in-Law and executrix was granted administration of his estate on 7th Oct 1770] died 05 Oct 1770
Memorandum
06 Oct 1770
DHC Ad/Dt/W/770 Image available ancestry.com for members Memorandum written 6th Oct 1770 that on Friday 5th day of Oct 1770 at about 3 after clock in the afternoon Edmund Bryer of Dorchester Gent being sick of the sickness died - on or about seven oclock in the morning of the 6th day of October at his dwelling house in Dorchester aforesaid did make and declare his last Will and Testament Nuncupative in these or like words following " If I shall die I give all that I have in the world to my Brother James and to my Brother Wyndham after my debts are paid and I do devise that my mother to be executor. Three witnesses required by law were William Bryer Elizabeth Bryer and Betty Banks - witness to the signing of the memorandum Mr Templeman :
Will of Mary WILLIS, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 09 Oct 1767 - See above for Letter of Administration granted for her deceased husband's (John WILLIS) estate on 26th Apr 1766] Dated 05 Oct 1767
Proved 30 Oct 1770
DHC Ad/Dt/W/770 Event Record 9 Will: Effects placed in trust with Robert WILLIS and Harry POUNCY both of Dorchester Geltemen for the benefit of her children (not named) witnessed by Harry Foot and Edward Rice
Inventory of the Goods of Edward HEAD, Officer of Excise of Dorchester , Dorset [Note Edward HEAD was buried at Melcombe Regis on 5th February 1769] 28 Nov 1770 DHC da/I/1770 Event Record 4 An Inventory and appraisment of the Goods Chattles Rights Credits & Effects of Edward HEAD late of Dorchester in the County of Dorset Officer of Excise deceased taken the twenty eighth day of November 1770 by Elizabeth HEAD his widow - Very extensive Inventory - refers to dwelling house & garden situate & being in Weymouth & melcombe Regis in that side of the town called melcombe Regis in the Market street now in the possession of Stephen SMETHAM held by leaee granted byLord WALTHAM for the lives of Elizabeth HEAD & Edward SMETHAM & by the yearly value of 6£ --
Letter of Administration with signed oath for the estate of Jacob HITCHCOCK , of Dorchester , Dorset with Will attached L/A 22 Feb 1771 PROB 11/965 SEE EARLIER Entry: Dated 08 Nov 1734: Let Ren 30 Dec 1734: Inv. 10 Jan 1734/5: L/A 02 Sep 1735
Oath by Giles HITCHCOCK of St Andrews Holborne London the lawful son Jacob HITCHCOCK whose estate was left unadministered by Mary HITCHCOCK the widow of the deceased also since deceased : NOTE at foot of page First grant 2nd September 1735
Letter of Renunciation of rights and Letter of Administration for the estate of John THRASHER Grocer of Dorchester , [Note:- John THRESHER buried at Holy trinity Church Dorchester 11 Feb 1771] L/R 12 Feb 1771
L/A 22 Feb 1771
DHC Ad/Dt/A/1771 event record 9 L/R Robert THRESHER of Brians Piddle Labourer; John INGRAM of Weymouth & melcombe Regis a baker; Joseph HULL of Poole labourer & Ann Hull his wife relations of and next of kin of the deceased renounce and release all rights and interest in the estate of the deceased in favour of : L/A granted to Mary COOPR spinster and Margaret COOPER Spinsters of Dorchester the principal creditors of the deceased. Witnessed George Stickland and George PERKINS
Will of Elizabeth THORNTON, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy TYrinity Church Dorchester 26 Feb 1771] Dated 06 Sep 1760
Proved 06 Mar 1771
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1771 event record 14 Will: refers to rights granted in her marriage settlement to Henry THORNTON for 400 etc Bequests to 5 daughters - Ann now the wife of Andrew PURCHASE of the City of London Wine Merchant; Sarah widow the relict of William TUFFLY? late of the City of London Goldsmith deceased; Elizabeth THORNTON; Joanna THORNTON; Jane THORNTON. Witnessed William Templeman and John Pitman
Will of William MOWLIM, Barber of Dorchester , Dorset 23 March 1771 PROB 11/965 Buried Holy Trinity 17 Feb 1771
Will of Thomas POUNCY [POUNCEY], butcher of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 31st December 1771 son of Thomas POUNCY buried at HT 04 Nov 1763] Dated 15 Apr 1767
Proved 11 Jun 1771
Proved 24 Apr 1778
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1771 E/R 5 Copy of will sent to PCC PROB 11/1043/160 Will: dwelling place in Pease Lane to with with various legacies to his wife (no name given) ; then Nephew Harry POUNCY (also executor) the son of his brother George POUNCY who occupies a half part property he owns in St Peters Parish; Elizabeth daughter of John LOCKETT of Dorchester a baker by trade when 21/marries: £100 bond due from Joseph BAUNTON of Poole an Innholder; witnesses John Templeman; Anthony Kenn; Elizabeth Pouncy. Wrongly applied to and was granted probate at Dorset Archdeaconry Court had to re apply to PCC.
Will of Rachel READ, late of Dorchester but now of Compton Vallence, Dorset [Note:- Buried at Compton Vallence 18th Aug 1771] Dated 22 Jul 1771
Proved 28 Aug 1771
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1771 event record 10 Will names Brother Lot COMBDEN; nephew Anthony COMBDEN; Nephew Shem COMBDEN; Neice Mary the wife of John VOS of Compton Vallence a weaver; Rest to Caleb COMBDEN also executor; witnessed by Charles CHIPP and John BURBIDGE
Will of Timothy LAMB, Minister of the Gospel of Dorchester , Dorset 26 October 1771 PROB 11/971 Not listed on Clergy Database could not identify clearly on Oxford or Cambridge alumni? [Note:- Minister of The Old Dissenters Meeting House in Pease lane Dorchester (1762-1772).
Will of Ann ARDEN, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset written 21st Sep 1761; Codicil 15th May 1762 Proved 29 Nov 1771 29 Nov 1771 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1771 ; Event Rec.No's. 5 & 15 Buried St Peters 14 Nov 1771 Beneficiaries: neices & nephews Mrs Mary Richards; William Christopher & Mary Churchill, Elizabeth and Martha Nelson George Arden and his wife Frances & 2 children George & Mary. Mary richards and mary church renounced execectorship of her will 21 Nov 1771.
Will of Henry EVOMY , wool comber & glazier of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 30 Dec 1770] Dated 12 Nov 1770
Proved 21 Jan 1771
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1771 event record 13 Will: Wife Hannah EVOMY and neice Ally MARTIN & nephew John EVOMY witnesses Matthew Abbet and William Gundry
Will of Elizabeth PEATE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 22 Dec 1771] Dated 18 Aug 1769
Proved 13 January 1772
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1772 event record 15 Will Beneficiaries: Samuel SNOOK son of my late brother Lawrence SNOOK; Hanah one of the daughters of my late bro Lawrence SNOOK; Ann another of his daughters now the wife of Joseph KENN; Ann daughter of my late brother Thomas SNOOK; now widow of Erasmus COX; Robert the son of my late brother Robert SNOOK and Elizabeth his daughter; Mary daughter of my Nephew Samuel SNOOK; Servant maid ; Rest to my Daughter in Law Mary PEATEWitnessed George COOPER and G STICKLAND;
Will of Jane CHURCHILL, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 15 January 1772 PROB 11/974 Buried St Peters 12 Dec 1771
Will of Frances WILLIAMS, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- 6th hild of William & Mary WILLIAMS she was baptised at St Peters Church Dorchester 11th June 1694 and buried there 29 Apr 1772. See baptism of her sister priscilla on 3rd Dec 1687 for more information about her family] Dated 12 Apr 1772
Proved 21 Apr 1772
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1772 event record 17b Beneficiaries:- Mres Leigh widow of Dr Leigh diamond ruby ring; Mrs Pouncy wife of Harry Pouncy schoolmaster; Mrs Frances Stanning widow; Mrs Pope wife of Stephen Pope Officer of Customs and Excise; James Bly & henry Bly sons of my neice Sarah Bly; Mr Robert Lambert and Harry Pouncy trustees etc to be buried at St peters in parents grave names pall bearers and their attire etc. Trust for Harry WIGGINS nephew of London barber etc - witnesses William galpin and John Masters
Will of Mary OLDFIELD, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 29 April 1772 PROB 11/976 Buried Holy Trinity 2nd Dec 1771
Will of Mary SHEPPARD, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 7th July 1772] Dated 31 Dec 1771
Proved 24 July 1772
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1772 event record 16 Beneficiaries: Brother Thomas SEAMAN of Steeple a gardner; Sister Elizabeth wife of William DOWLAND of Corfe castle Yeoman; Mention of Investment on the security of the Tolls in the Dorchester to Weymouth Turnpike taken in the name of my late hisband John SHEPPARD deceased who appointed me execurtix of his will; Grandson Henry WYER; Mother Lucy SEAMAN Widow; Witnessed Mary CLEAR and Walter NICHOLLS:: Codicil date 24 Apr 1772
Will John WHITE, Grocer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Only likely burial is an interlined entry in the parish registers for Holy Trinity Church for 14th Aug 1772 ] dated 20 July 1770
Proved 25 July 1772
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1772 event record 17 Bequests to Sisters Alice GARLAND and Hannah (White?); nephews John and Joseph EVERETT; Thomas Samuel & Richard GARLAND; Rest including dwelling house in Dorchester to nephew John GARLAND also executor; Witnessed by edawrd Bower; Thomas Besant and John Lewis
Will of Charles Du BOIS, Barrister At Law of Dorchester , Dorset 05 August 1772 PROB 11/980  
Will of Reverend William MORLAND, Vicar, Clerk of Dorchester , Dorset 29 October 1772 PROB 11/982 Not listed on Clergy Database could not identify clearly on Oxford or Cambridge alumni?
Will of John MARTIN, Barber of Dorchester , Dorset [ Reasonably sure that after writting Will in 1759 he is the John MARTIN a barber that was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 2nd May 1760. Will was not proved however until 1772! See Comments opposite] Dated 20 Dec 1759
Proved 02 Nov 1772
DHX Ad/Dt/W/1772 event record 14

Will of John MARTIN: Property in St Peters Parish Dorchester known as 'Wheat Sheaf' now in his possession theretofore belonging to the executors and administrators for the estate of Robert YOUNG deceased for 120 mortgage left to wife Sarah MARTIN who is also made executrix of his will - after her death left to eldest son John MARTIN; names six younger children (to witt) Sarah MARTIN ; Ann the wife of Samuel DREW; William MARTIN; Edward MARTIN; Charles MARTIN and James MARTIN. Witnessed by Arthur MITCHELL; John CLAREY; Nicholas STICKLAND

NOTE:- The Martin Family [Originally Martyn also Martaine and Marten] have been in Dorchester since prior to 1420 and there always seems to have been a string of John Martin's since that date: A John Martyn for example was Bailiff of Dorchester many times 1420-1444; A John Martyn wrote his will 17 Sep 1500 see charter 551 refering to his wife Joan etc etc. The vast majority are living in Holy Trinity Parish (often between the New Inn on the east and Holy Trinity Church on the west). Given the terms of this Will it should be easy to identify his children. Sure enough the following 12 children are recorded in regular intervals on HT registers (1) John (the younger or junior) bap 14 Feb 1728; Both he and his father were admitted to the Company of Freemen as barbers on 14th April 1751. (2) Sarah bap 23 Sep 1730 (3) Ann bap 22 May 1732 (4) Elizabeth bap 23 Jan 1733/4 who seems to have died probably on 13th Nov 1739 or 6th Nov 1743 (5) Mary bap 7th Apr 1736 buried 21 Jan 1739/40 (6) William bap 11 Jan 1737/8 (7) Edith bap 29 Aug 1739 bur 5th June 1741 (8) Edward bap 30th Dec 1741 (9) Robert bap 17 May 1744 bur 30 Mar 1753 (10) Thomas bap 22 May 1746 bur 26 Apr 1747 (11) Charles bap 2nd Jun 1748 (12) James bap 03 Jan 1752. If you exclude all those that died you are left with the children listed in his will.

The big problem is that baptisms of his children 1 to 6 only record the fathers name. Baptisms 7 to 10 show his wife to be named Elizabeth and baptisms 11 & 12 to be Sarah. On the face of it this suggests that he married twice circa 1727 to an Elizabeth and circa 1747 to Sarah unless we have one person Elizabeth Sarah MARTIN which seems unlikely as full names tend to be recorded at death. I have not so far located either marriage or that of their daughter Ann. We then get a series of anomolies that would need resolution before being sure we have the right children allocated to him. First John Martin's will is not proved for 12 years? Second the closest that I can locate a death of an Elizabeth is 27th Oct 1748 which is after his 11th child is recorded against Sarah. Sarah herself died intestate being buried at HT 15th jan 1784. A Letter of Administration is granted to her sons Edward and Charles on 19th jan 1784. Charles is also a perukmaker (living in St Peters parish) who was buried HT 17th Jan 1791 leaving a will dated 13th Jan 1791 which mentions his brother Edward.

Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas ROLLS [also possibly spelt ROWLES?] , victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried St George's Church Fordington on 8th Aug 1772] 22 Dec 1772 DHX DA/A/1772 event record 8 Granted to Elizabeth ROLLS the widow and relict and administratrix of the deceased. Also bound with her are Samuel SLADE of Dorchester Gentleman and Samuel RICHWORD of Dorchester an upholsterer. Witnessed John Hubbock
Will of Mary NELSON, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 29 Aug 1768
Proved 14 Jan 1773
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1773 event record 13 beneficiaries: Son zachary NELSON & his wife and his daughter Mary; Grandson John NELSON; mDaughter-in-law Ann NELSON widow of the late John NELSON; Sister Martha SNOOK and her son Samuel; Poor widows of the parish of Holy Trinity 2 guineas. Codicil 29th Aug 1768: witnesses Sarah Cler; Jane Ford and Sarah CLARE.
Will of Ann WHIFFEN, the wife of William WHIFFIN of Dorchester Dorset Cheesemonger [Note:- William WHIFFIN was the son of William & Elizabeth WHIFFIN & Bap at Leigh in Dorset on 11th Oct 1730. He married at HT Church Dorchester to Ann PARSONS by licence on 20th Sep 1755. Also see will William Whiffen dated 12th Feb 1784 proved 18 Mar 1784] Dated 17 May 1765
Proved 21 Apr 1773
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1773 event record 13 Will: mentions indenture bearing a date 10th Dec 1754 before her marriage so sounds like a marriage settlement - William DAVIS Gent and Wm VINCENT both of Dorchester made trustees - Bequest to Sarah Wife of William Ensor left all her clothes etc; estate divided between 3 daughters of her brother William SNOOK late of the City of London deceased & 5 children of her nephew Thomas DAVY of the City of London witnessed by betty Ling and Jane Lewis [Note:- could not locate a burial]
Will of Edmund BOWER, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset 17 May 1773 PROB 11/987 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 1 Mar 1773
Will of Robert Lumley KINGSTON, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 03 November 1773 PROB 11/992 Buried Holy Trinity 8th Oct 1773 Mayor of Dorchester in 1771
Will of Joan NELSON, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 10 Nov 1772] Dated 16 May 1771
Proved 03 Nov 1773
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1773 event record 16 Beneficiaries:- Mother mary NELSON Widow; nephew John NELSON; Brother Zachary NELSOM; 40shilling in bread poor of Holy Trinity Parish; Cousin Martha NELSON: Witness John Hubbock & walter Nicholls
Will of William MANFIELD, Maltster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 20 Jan 1774] Dated 09 May 1770
Proved 24 Feb 1774
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1774 event record 20 Bequests to 2 daughters Catherine and Mary Manfield and son Hohn Callard Manfield rest to wife Catherine Manfield: Friend Robert Lambert Gent overseer: witnessed Edward Robinson and Jonas Coaker
Letter of Administration for the estate of James HUNT, grocer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- May have been buried at St Georges church Fordington on 26th june 1773] 01 Mar 1774 DHX Ad/Dt/A/1774 Event Record 11 Granted to Mary HUNT of St Peters the relict widow & administratrix of the deceased : also bound with her is William VINCENT of Dorchester a victualler. witnesses John Hubbock and Edward Robinson
Will of Thomas COMBES, Innholder of Dorchester, Dorset [Note Buried Holy Trinity 4th march 1773] Dated 10 Feb 1773
Proved 06 May 1774
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1774 event record 19 Will beneficiaries Wife Elizabeth and two children Thomas & Sarah COMBES
Letter of Administration for the estate of Robert FRICKER of Dorchester, Dorset [Note no trace of burial] 17 Aug 1774 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1774 event record 19 Bound by LA is Elizabeth FRICKER widow and relict of Robert FRICKER of Dorchester and Ann APPLIN of Dorchester widow [Note:- Elizabeth bap 16th Sep 1772 HT may be a child from their marriage?]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of John PAINTER of Dorchester Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints 9th Apr 1754] L/A Dated 06 Sep 1774 DHC (record after Robert Fricker above but could not locate via index?) Letter of Administration granted to Frances the wife of Edward COX and late widow of John PAINTER her late husband who died intestate. Bound with her is her husband Edward COX of Dorchester a gardener and James COLLINS of Forthington a Miller by trade. LA dated 6th Sep 1774. John PAINTER was buried at All Saints Church in Dorchester on 9th April 1754. Frances his widow remarried to Edward COX of Weymouth in All Saints Church Dorchester after Banns which have survived on 6th April 1755
Letter of Admuinistration for the estate of Rebecca JACOB of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- The only burial i can locate is in Fordington on 6th July 1766?] 28 Jan 1775 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1775 event record 11 Granted to John JACOB of Arne gentleman the lawful husband of the deceased : also bound with him is Janadab CHISMAN of Wareham an Ironmonger and Thomas DELACOURT of wareham a Peruke Maker witnesses Thomas Bartlett and John Wood Clerk
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joan GOULD Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 19 Dec 1774] 30 Jan 1775 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1775 event record 10 Mary HUNT Widow the lawful mother curatrix or guardian lawfully elected by and assigned to Richard BROOKS aged 12; Elizabeth BROOKS aged 14, Ann BROOKS aged 13 the lawful grandchildren and next of kin of JOAN GOULD late of Dorchester Widow died intestate deceased by her late son Caleb BROOKS also deceased, and administratrix of the said Joan GOULD ----witnesses John Bartlett and John Haviland a hosier of Dorchester [Note:- Mary HUNT dies and new guardians appointed 18 June 1779]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Eleanor RICHARDS Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Longbedy Dorset " Elenor wiodw of George RICHARDS Esq was buried 7th Jan 1779] 04 Mar 1775 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1775 event record 12 Granted to John RICHARDS of Long Bredy in Dorset Clerk the lawful son and next of kin and administrator of the deceased estate - also bound John DORE [DOOR]
Will of Ursula COZENS, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church in Dorchester on 18 Jul 1774] W/dated 28 Nov 1769
Proved 24 Mar 1775
PRO 21 Feb 1777
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1775/28 and PROB 11/1028 Will:- Beneficiaries Sons Edward, Richard COZENS and Daughter Ursula wife of John RANDALL Clerk. Rest to Daughter Elizabeth COZENS Sole exec. Witnesses Walter Nicholls and John Lewis: PRO Copy dated 10 Feb 1777 taken out to obtain money due to Elizabeth from the Bank of England
Will of James BIRCH of Saint Peters in Dorchester , Dorset 04 September 1775 PROB 11/1011 Note:- On 04 Feb 1770 - Jane wife of James BIRCH was buried at St Peters.
Will of Sarah BATTON [Batten], Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Sarah ROGERS of the parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester married John BATTEN of All Saints in St Peters Church Dorchester on 29th May 1744. John BATTEN was buried at All Saints on 15 Apr 1763 leaving her a widow; Sarah BATTEN was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 30th October 1775] Dated 01 January 1769
Proved 15 Nov 1775
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1775 Event Record 29: Image ancestry.com Beneficiaries:- Her 4 Brothers William, John, Robert and Thomas ROGERS; Neice Jane WALKER and her 4 daughters; Neice Mary OKELEYS and her 3 daughters (Mary, Ann and Jane); Neice Ann GRAY and her children; God daughter Sarah SMITH and Mrs GLISSON: Main Beneficiary Nephew Robert ROGERS son of her brother Robert:
Letter of Administration for the estate of William VINCENT,Taylor of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 10 Dec 1775] 16 Dec 1775 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1775 event record 13 Granted to Sarah VINCENT the widow the relict of the deceased also bound Samuel CORP of Dorchester a Cabinet Maker and John TRIM of Dorchester a taylor
Letter of Administration for the estate of Eleanor LAMBERT, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried All Sasints Church Dorchester 02 May 1776] 06 May 1776 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1776 event record 6 Granted to her lawful husband Robert LAMBERT of Dorchester Gentleman also bound Thomas BRYER gent of Dorchester. Witness thomas Fitzherbert Notary Public
Will of Samuel SLADE, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 31 May 1776 PROB 11/1020 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 19 Apr 1776
Will of Samuel Martin SMETHAM, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Melcombe Regis 4th March 1776] Dated 17 Dec 1774
Proved 13 July 1776
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1776 event record 16 Lease of Bockhinton Farm in Buckland Newton in possession of George POPLE in trust with friends Harry POUNCY of Dorchester Gent & Robert CRITCHELL of Dorchester Mercer: Mother Elizabeth HEAD Widow of Dorchester Executrix; Suster Elizabeth HEAD Spinster; benefit of Sister Elizabeth HEAD spiinster; Brother Stephen SMETHAM and his sons Edward, Stephen and Thomas Witnessed Adan Fernyhoughl clement Read and Samuel Slade
Oath of Renunciation and Letter of Administration forthe estate of Ann COX, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Ann COX was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 22nd May 1776] Oath 04 July 1776
L/A 21 July 1776
DHC BC/A/C Event Record 74 : & : BC/A/C175 Ev Rec 175.
Images on Ancestry.com for members
Oath of renunciation by the next of Kin of Ann COX widow of Dorchester was signed by Samuel and Robert SNOOK both upholsterers of Dorchester and Elizabeth SNOOK spinster of Dorchester witnesses Richard Smith and William LUSH also Samuel SNOOK of the City of Westminister London Schoolmaster all renounced in favour of principal creditor Robert WILLIS gentleman of Dorchester the Principal Creditor - also bound with him was Philip FRANIER Innholder of Dorchester and Edmund COOTH of Blandford Gent
Will of Thomas POOK, Gardener & Serjeant of Mace of Dorchester , Dorset dated 27 Feb 1771
Proved 27 Aug 1776
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1776; Event Rec.No. 14 See Transcription for more information
Will of Sarah COLSON of Dorchester , Dorset 28 June 1777 PROB 11/1032 D/SEN/3/5/4 May have been buried ST Peters 12th Oct 1772?: DHC Index Entry: Copy of the will of Sarah Colson of Dorchester 8 Dec 1769
Will of William SPARKS Maltster of Dorchester Dated 01 Jan 1778
Proved 27 July 1778
D/SBS/F14: DD\SB/7/2: DHC Ad/Dt/W/1778 event record 23 See transcription of Will for more information
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joseph KENN Shopkeeper of Dorchester 27 Apr 1778 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1778 event record 10 Granted to John KENN surgeon of Dorchester the lawful brother of the deceased. Also Bound William WILCOX of Dorchester Gentleman and Charles MARTIN of Dorchester a peruke maker
Will of Thomas POUNCEY, Butcher of Dorchester , Dorset 19 June 1778 PROB 11/1043 [Note:- Robert SNOOKE was the son of Robert & Jane SNOOKE and was baptised at St peters church Dorchester 1st May 1735. He was a beneficiary under his fathers will dated 11th feb 1746 proved 23rd Nov 1747]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John WATTS, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 4th Oct 1778] 02 Nov 1778 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1778 event record 9 Granted to Elizabeth the wife of Joseph WHETHAM of Poole a salt officer the lawful daughter of the deceased also bound is William SCOTT of Blandford Forum Innholder
Letter of Administration for the estate of Robert SNOOKE upholsterer of Dorchester [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 20th Dec 1778] 28 Dec 1778 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1778 event record 8 Granted to Sarah SNOOKE Widow and relict of deceased of Dorchester also bound is Catherine MANFIELD of Dorchester a widow wintnesses John Hubbock and Robert Lambert
Will of Robert WHITE the elder a tyler by trade of Dorchester [Note:- Buried All saints Church 18th Jan 1778/9 [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 18th January 1778] Dated 08 May 1778
Proved 01 Jan 1778
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1778 event record 24 Also Inv: Da/I/1778 event record 9 Sole beneficiary is Honour WHITE his wife ; witnessed by William THORNE and William VINCENT ; Also contains an Inventory of Goods signed by Honur White and appraised by Robert SNOOK and William VINCENT on 15th August 1778. [Note:- Robert WHITE & Honour JEFFRYS both of All Saints parish married 12th Nov 1749 at AS]
Will of Edward CHAFFEY currier of Dorchester 1779 P5/1779/3 [Note:- See Fordington Wills index - Edward CHAFFEY Currier buried St Georges Church Fordington November 28 1778]
Will of Sarah CHANNING, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset 11 March 1779 PROB 11/1051 Buried St Peters 27 Jan 1779
Probate copy will Robert WILLIS of Dorchester, gentleman Will dated 25 Apr 1779 25 Apr 1779 D/LRL/1/480   Buried St Peters 25 Sep 1789 Probate Granted 15 May 1782 see additional entry below Mayor of Dorchester
Will of John PRINCE, Captain in His Majesty's first or Royal Regiment of Dragoon Guards of Dorchester, Dorset 17 June 1779 PROB 11/1054 Buried St Peters 2 Jun 1779
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas BRYER, Innholder of Dorchester, Dorset 14 Dec 1779 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1779 Event record 6 Granted to his widow and relict Mary BRYER : [Note:- Thomas BRYER was buried at All Saints chyurch Dorchester on 3rd Oct 1779]
Will of Abraham KENT, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- See entry 3rd Jan 1780 for his wife Hannah KENT - Abraham buried All Saints Church Dorchester 28th Dec 1779] Dated 24 Dec 1779
Proved 28 Dec 1779
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1779 Event Record 9 beneficiaries: Kinsman Thomas KENTof Andover a Miller and friend Philip COOMBS of Dorchester Maltster in trust for the benefit of Daughter Betsy KENT at age 21 witnesses Robert stickland, g tapp and Robert Coombs
Will of Hannah KENT (late Hannah VINE Widow) but now the wife of Abraham KENT of Dorchester, Victualler [Note:- Hannah WOODS married Thomas VINE at All Saints 21 Jan 1750/1; Thomas was buried at A/S 21 Apr 1762; Hannah remarried to Abraham KENT at A/S 15th Aug 1770. Hannah was buried A/S 7th dec 1779 followed by Abraham Kent 28th dec 1779] Dated 08 Nov 1779
03 Jan 1780
DHC DA/W/1780 Event record 28 Also Ad/Dt/W/1779 Event Record 9 Will refers to powersunder her marriage settlement dated 14th August 1770: beneficiaries Cousin William BRADFORD of Charlcombe Somerset Clothier; tenement called the Three Marriners in parish of All Saints in Dorchester to husband Abraham KENT for life then Elizabeth als Betty the daughter of her husband Abraham etc; Elizabeth SHERRIN daughter of cousin William BRADFORD Witnesses G Stickland Elizabeth Smith and George Chaffeyy; ALSO letter of Administration for the estate of Hannah KENT granted to her administrator Philip COOMBS Miller & maltster of Dorchester also bound Nathaniel Stickland Apothecary
Will of Thomas BESANT Gentleman of Dorchester [Note:- Buried Holy trinity Church Dorchester 17 Feb 1780] Will dated 26 Nov 1777
Proved 23 Feb 1780
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1780 Event Record 25 Image on Ancestry.com WILL:- 350 due on security of tolls of turnpike road from Dorchester to Wareham thorugh wool + 100 on security of Dorchester Paving and Lighting & watering Act - Advanced to nephew James BESANT 250; used to secure house ourchased from Reverend Mr KINGSTON: Proceeds to wife Frances BESANT; Beneficiaries:- Mary wife of Nathan BIRCH of Dorchester a taylor; Neice Molly the wife of of George BRYER (also executrix); Nephews & Neices John, Thomas, Charles, daniel, Catherine, and Susannah BESANT the sons and daughters of his brother Randolph BESANT deceased; also Grace Besant Randolphs widow; Elizabeth wife of edward LESTER; Jane BESANT daughter of brother John by Mary his wife; Thomas BESANT son of brother Randiolph; and Matha Clothier:
Will of Ann STICKLAND, of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Dorchester 31 Oct 1779] Dated 31 Oct 1772
Proved 25 Feb 1780
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1780 Event record 24 Will: having attained my full age of one and twenty years ---Dwelling house in All saints Parish dorchester to my mother Martha STICKLAND now inhabited by my said mother and sister & myself: bequest to her brothers Robert and the younger brother Nathaniel : Witnessed by Ann WHITE; Elizabeth WHITE; Thomas MASTERS
Will of Samuel CORP, Cabinet Maker of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 26 Feb 1780
Proved 20 Mar 1780
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1780 Event record 26 Will: All to wife Susannah CORP witnessses Ann Childs and John Templeman [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 4th March 1780]
Will of Matthew HELLARD, Carpenter of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried All Saints Church Dorchester 23rd Aug 1779] Dated 18 Feb 1777
Proved 05 Mar 1779/80
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1779 Event Record 8 Beneficiaries Son Jacob Hellard; grandson Matthew Hellard son of Jacob; daughter Mary wife of henry Jacob; wife Jane Hellard; dayughter Jane Hellard; son-in-law henry Jacob; grandson William Jacob; witnesses William Ensor; John Keats;
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of James BENNETT hatter of Dorchester , Dorset to his widow Elizabeth Bennett 15 May 1780 DHC BC/A/B112 Event record 112 Bound Elizabeth BENNETT Widow; Thomas EAMES of Dorchester butcher; John White of the same place tyler: [Note:- James Bennett was buried at St peters church Dorchester 28th April 1780]
Will of George POUNCY sadler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 28th April 1780] Dated 27 Mar 1780
Proved 22 May 1780
DHC Bc/W/P event record 117 Will Beneficiaries: Wife Elizabeth POUNCY: and his children Elizabeth, George, Harry, Thomas and James POUNCY ; ref to Burgage in Pease lane parish of Holy Trinity and dwelling in St peters; Witnessed Harry Pouncy; Robert Willis, John Phelps
Will of Thomas CARD [CARDE] , Shopkeeper of Dorchester [Note:- Thomas CARD of All Saints married Honour DOWLE of the same at A/Sts 16th Dec 1762 - Thomas CARD from Dorchester was buried at Fordington om 21st June 1780] 09 May 1780 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1781 Event Record 29 Image on Ancestry.com for members Will beneficiaries:- Sister Martha YEATMAN; nephews and neices William, Edward, Martha, Virtue, Eizabeth, Hannah and Jane children of sister Martha YEATMAN; John CARDE & mary children of late brother John CARDE; Charles, sarah, Elizabeth, jane, Margaret and Mary children of his late brother in law Thomas MITCHEL; William & Edward Teatman Rest to Wife Honour CARDE
Will of Sarah BOULT, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 25 May 1780 PROB 11/1065 Buried St Peters 4 May 1780
Will of Walter NICHOLLS, Attorney at Law of Dorchester , Dorset 28 June 1780 PROB 11/1066 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester His wife Mary was buried 30 Mar 1773 All Saints: He was buried there 8 Feb 1780
Will of Ann CLINES, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note ann CLINES buried at All Saints Church dorchester 27 June 1780] Dated 12 May 1780
Proved 08 Aug 1780
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1780 Event Record 27 Will beneficiaries:- her daughter Elizabeth and Son-in-Law Peter BUCKLAND perukemaker of Dorchester : Witnesses Edith SLADE and Robert WILLIS Junior
Will of James POOK, Inn Keeper of the Plume & Feathers at Dorchester , Dorset Dated10 Jul 1780
Proved 18 Oct 1780
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1780; Event Rec.No. 29. See Transcription for more information
Will of William WILCOX, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 03 November 1780 PROB 11/1071  
Letter of Renunciation as to rights in the estate of Mary FONE,of Melcombe Horsey Dorset in favour of the principal creditor Robert WILLIAS of Dorchester Gentleman by William FONE of Dorchester and Ann THOMAS (Nee FONE) the wife of Simon THOMAS of Hilton Dorset the lawful children of Mary FONE Dated 02 Feb 1781 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1781 event record 12 Accompanied by a Letter of Administration granted to Robert WILLIS the elder of Dorchester Gentleman the principal creditor in her estate also bound were Robert WILLIS the younger Gentleman and William BOWER Gentleman both of Dorchester
Will of John COMPTON, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- John COMPTON was buried at All Saints church dorchester on 28th June 1780] Dated 23 Jun 1780
Proved 28 Jun 1781
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1781 Event Record 28 Will:- To wife Mary COMPTON
Will of Reverend John HUBBOCK, Clerk of Dorchester , Dorset 18 July 1781 PROB 11/1080 Buried St Peters 24 Feb 1781 See Notes about his life under Dorchester Church Officials
Will of Mary BROMFIELD, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 01 September 1781 PROB 11/1081 Buried Holy Trinity 3rd June 1781
Will of William BRIDLE, Malster of Dorchester, Dorset 04 October 1781 PROB 11/1082  
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Joan GOULD, Widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 19 Dec 1774] 08 October 1781 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1781 event record 7 Note:- See earlier LA's issued initially to Mary HUNT 30th Jan 1775 and then William VINCENT and John GARLAND 18th June 1779 during Elizabeth BROOKS minority: This LA grants her administration of her own part of Joan GOULD's estate bound with her is her husband Henry STEVENSON of Dorchester a watchmaker, James LILL of Dorchester Breeches Maker and Joseph PEARCE of Dorchester peruke maker
Will of Rebecca LESTER Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset & Letter of Administration for her estate Dated 08 Sep 1777
Proved 04 Jan 1782
DHC DA/W/1782 event record 18   Will names Daniel LESTER her brother as executor and his 3 children as beneficiaries (Elizabeth Knight; John & Joseph) Also Ann TUCKER? & William ROSE the daughter and son of her sister Ann LESTER; Witnessed G Stickland and John Hawkins: Daniel LESTER however dies after the will is written and before her death so the Letter of Administration is granted to her Nephew and next of Kin John LESTER (one of the children of Daniel her brother) who is living at Garlick St Ives in London and a gun smith by trade. Also bound with him is George STICKLAND probably the witness to her will. LA is witnessed by the officials Thomas Fitzherbert & William Frampton
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Robert SNOOKE, Upholsterer of Dorchester, Dorset left unadministered by Jane SNOOKE his widow and executrix since also deceased [Note:- Buried at St Peters Church Dorchester 20th Dec 1778 See LA granted 28th Dec 1778] 31 Jan 1782 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1782 event record 7 Granted to Sarah SNOOKE of Dorchester Widow with Will of Robert SNOOKE attached [not with LA] . also bound is Robert LAMBERT of Dorchester Gentleman. Witnessed Nathaniel Templeman surrgate and Satah SNOOKE Spinster
Will of Martha STICKLAND, widow of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 16th July 1781 ; Her husband Nathaniel STICKLAND was buried 10 May 1761] Dated 10 Jan 1780
Proved 09 Apr 1782
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1782 event record 19 Whereas my late husband Nathaniel STICKLAND Gent deceased did by his lat will and testament bequeath to me a Moiety or share of his estate and effecets amounting to £900 with power of refusal over the shares of my children - Now I bequeath £900 to my surviving children Nathaniel & Martha STICKLAND; Bequest to eldest son Robert STICKLAND. witnessed Phil COOMBS and Sarah CARMAN
Will of Robert WILLIS, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 15 May 1782 PROB 11/1091 & D/LRL/1/480: D/FRA/T204   Probate copy will: Robert WILLIS of Dorchester, gentleman Will dated 25 Apr 1779: (separate entry above) : Re 3rd Ref:-With copy will of Robert Willis of Dorchester, gent., concerning this property and freehold messuage, tenement and malt house in Salisbury, WILTSHIRE, made 1783, codicil and proved, 1789: Note: Buried St Peters 6 Jan 1782 - Mayor of Dorchester 1777
Will of William VINCENT, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset 15 May 1782 PROB 11/1091 Buried St Peters 9 Dec 1781
Letter of Administration for the estate of Joseph HELLARD, Mason of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 08 Nov 1781 ] 23 July 1782 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1782 Event Record 9 Granted to Mary the wife of William GARRETT lawful daughter & next of kin of deceased; also bound woth William GARRETT of Fordington a mason; Richard OLIVER of Dorchester a mason & John ANDREWS of Dorchester a carpenter
Will of James CHAFFEY, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- James CHAFFEY was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 14th Aug 1782] Dated 16 Jul 1782
Proved 10 Oct 1782
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1782 Event Record 20 Will:- refers to Grand Daughters Martha and Elizabeth daughters of his late son James CHAFFEY; Sons George and Batt [Bartholomew] CHAFFEY daughter Martha CHAFFEY. [Note:- Mayor of Dorchester 1775 - Hutchins says died August 10th 1782]
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of George COOPER Gentleman of Dorchester intestate granted to John MEECH of Dorchester Esq Second Cousin once removed and next of kin [Note:- May be the George COOPER Alderman of Dorchester who was buried at HT 21st Apr 1777 as same day another Letter of Administration is issued to Thomas COOPER See next entry] 23 Sep 1782 DHC DA/A/1782 Event Record 11 Bound with John MEECH was Robert STICKLAND Gent of Dorchester Witnessed by Thomas FITZHERBERT
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Thomas COOPER Gentleman of Dorchester intestate granted to John MEECH of Dorchester Esq Second Cousin once removed and next of kin [Note:- May be the George COOPER Alderman of Dorchester who was buried at HT 21st Apr 1777?] 23 Sep 1782 DHC DA/A/1782 Event Record 10 Bound with John MEECH was Robert STICKLAND Gent of Dorchester Witnessed by Thomas FITZHERBERT
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of Ann GRANT Spinster of Dorchester intestate [Note:- Buried St peters Church Dorchester 15th Jan 1782] 17 Jan 1782 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1782 Event Record 8 Granted to William LESTER Cordwainer her first Cousin bound with him are Edward JONES of Dorchester a tailor by trade and Richard JONES of Dorchester Cordwainer
Inquest papers re Mary MANNING, widow [Papers held at the Dorset History Center] 19 Jan 1783 DC/PL/C/D/1/17   Verdict: died from excessive drinking or by natural causes: Coroners: George Garland and George Tito Brice: Witness statement: Elizabeth Manning, spinster: Jurors: John Lander, Robert Bailey, James Bristowe, Thomas Northover, John Langford, John Mackrell, John Hurdle, John Andrews, William House, Samuel Waters, Richard Stanworth, John Miller, William Summers, James Cobbey, William Drew, John Birt, Charles Lander, Thomas Adey, William Henning and Thomas Spratt
Will of Martha SPARKES or Sparks of Dorchester , Dorset 16 April 1783 PROB 11/1102  
Will and Letter of Administration for the estate of John EVOMY, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Churchb Dorchester 6th April 1783] Dated 06 May 1780
Proved 16 Jun 1783
L/A 10 May 1783
DHC BC/A/E28 event record 28 Will Beneficiaries Wife Martha dwelling in St Peters Parish South Street; 5 daughters mentioned Jane, Martha, Sarah, Susannah and Mary - Also dwelling in St Peters to son John EVOMY witnesses William Old Robert Willias junior and J Bowle:: Letter of Administration:- Granted to Martha EVOMY Widow of Dorchester the lawful mother of the deceased - also bound with her was Richard LAKE of Dorchester a Carpenter and John WILLIS of Dorchester a Carpenter witnessed by Thomas Gound READ
Will of Samuel GOULD, Bookseller of Dorchester , Dorset 22 May 1783 PROB 11/1103 Buried Holy Trinity 26 Feb 1783 [See Biography of Dr William CUMING MD (1714-1787) where a descrition of him is given]
Will of William HOOPER, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 04 June 1783 PROB 11/1104  
Will of Sarah MARTIN, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 15 Jan 1784] 19 January 1784 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1784-1785 event record 6 Granted to Edward MARTIN of the Bank London and Charles MARTIN of St peters Parish in Dorchester the natural and lawful sons and next of kin of Sarah MARTIN were bound with John OLDIS of Dorchester a silversmith
Will of Elizabeth LEIGH, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 21 January 1784 PROB 11/1112  
Will of Agnes WILLIAMS, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 22 January 1784 PROB 11/1113 Buried St Peters 1 Sep 1783
Will of Henry NOOTH, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- See burial at All Saints Church Dorchester 02 Oct 1783 for more information about this family] Dated 28 Sep 1783
proved 17 Mar 1784
DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1709 Event Record 11 Beneficiaries:- Son Lieutenant Colonel Henry NOOTH major of the Fourth Regiment of Dragoon Guards & Rev. John PROWER of Purton in Wiltshire 600 held in trust for the benefit of his daughter Mary the wife of John JAMES: daughyter Marys son his grandson Morris JAMES; Grandson Edward Trafford NOOTH; Grandson henry NOOTH; Son Johnm Mervin NOOTH MD. ; Son Hnery NOOTH; Son James NOOTH; Witnessed Ann Feaver; Sarah Nelson and John Templeman
Will of William WHIFFIN, Yeoman of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- may have been buried at Durweston? ] Dated 12 Feb 1784
proved 18 Mar 1784
DHC: Ad/Dt/A/1709 Event Record 12 Beneficiaries:- george KING son of John KING late of Dorchester labourer deceased; his sisters Jane and Mary KING; John TAYLOR now apprentice to John HUMBER of Chetnole Blacksmith ; Gertrude the wife of Joseph HUTCHINS of Ley {Leigh?] Jane wife of James FROOME of Sydling; Rest to Nephew Thomas KING also executor; witnessed George Stickland and George Stickland Junior and John Hawkins
Will of John PITMAN, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 07 June 1784 PROB 11/1118 Buried St Peters 17 Jun 1782 - Mayor of Dorchester 1768 - Hutchins says died ' June 12 1782'
Will of Moses BEDLOE, Victualer of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 03 Jan 1785
Proved 25 Jan 1785
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1785 Event record 17 image ancestry.com Estate left in trust for his children (including Thomas and Mary) to his brother Thomas Bedloe and John Harkley of Dorchester baker. NOTE:- Moses Bedloe was buried at St Georges Church in Fordington on 21st January 1785
Will of Thomas HEWSTINS, Victualer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester 10 Jun 1785] Dated 18 Feb 1785
Proved 29 Jun 1785
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1785 Event Record 18 Beneficiaries estate in trust with William FOWELL of Charminster and Robert CRITCHELL of Dorchester for the benefit of his wife & 4 children [unnamed] wife able to continue business at the 'Black Horse' ; the children of his sisters Elizabeth ANDREWS deceased and Mary DAY Widow ; Witnesses Jane, Robert & Nathaniel STICKLAND
Will of Margaret ROTHWELL, Widow of Stafford near Dorchester , Dorset 28 September 1785 PROB 11/1134  
Will of William BANKS, Yeoman of Dorchester, Dorset Dated 24 July 1785
Proved 16 Jan 1786
DHC

Ad/Dt/W/1786; Event Record Number: 21.

Beneficiaries:- Brothers Jacob & John; Sisters: Ann wife of William ROGERS and Lydia the wife of William THRESHER and his wife Elizabeth executrix: Witnesses Thomas Gould READ; Edward READ; Frances Gould READ: Sworn before Nathaniel Templeman 16th January 1786 NOTE: William BANKS was buried at All Saints Church Dorchester on 10th Jan 1785/6
Will of Susanna TUTHILL, Spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 19 March 1786 PROB 11/1140 Buried Holy Trinity 22 Jan 1786
Will of Bernard GALE, Carpenter of Dorchester, Dorset[Note:- Buried at St georges church Fordington on 8th March 1786] Dated 03 Mar 1786
Proved 03 May 1786
DHC BC/A/G Event Record 1 Property at Nettcombe and Powerstock: wife Elizabeth; son Richard; William Templeman and Thomas Gould trustees for other children; daughter Lydia and her son Bernard ; witnesses William Stroud; Henry Jacob and Thomas Roberts
Will of Nathaniel STICKLAND, Apothecary of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church Dorchester Dated 04 Aug 1785
Proved 26 July 1786
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1786 event record 23 Left in trust for the benefit of his wife & children (not named) Trustees Robert STICKLAND and John WILLIS Gentlemen witnessed by George Frampton; Edward Boswell and George Elliott
Will of Thomas BEDLOE, Yeoman of Dorchester , Dorset Dated 10 Apr 1787
Proved 27 Apr 1787
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1787 Event Record 17 Beneficiaries estate in trust with his uncle Thomas Bedloe of Forthington for all his brothers and sister Note:- Thomas the son of Moses & Mary BEDLOE was buried at St george Church Fordington on 26th April 1787
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary GOLLOP spinster of Dorchester, Dorset 17 Sep 1787 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1788 Event Record 9 Granted to her lawful nephews and next of kin Thomas GOLLOP of Sherborne Esq and John GOLLOP of Dorchester Doctor of Physic [Note:- There are two burials for a Mary GOLLOP --1st is St Peters 7th Sep 1787 and 2nd All Saints 16th Sep 1787-- and no way at present to distinguish which relates to this administration]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Thomas BANGER Brewer of Dorchester granted to his daughter Betty Dark because of the failure of his widow Betty Banger to administer his estate. 8th January 1788 DHC AD/DT/A/1788 Event Record 2 Betty wife of the bound Richard Dark the natural and lawful daughter next of kin and administratrix of Thomas Banger late pof Dorchester who died intestate deceased that were left unadministered by Betty Banger the widow Administratrix of the deceased also now deceased
Will of Ann Fisher GOULD, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 26 February 1788 PROB 11/1162 Buried Holy Trinity 7 Feb 1788
Letter of Administration for the estate of Betty JACOB, of St Peters Dorchester , Dorset + Inventory of Goods taken 12th July 1788 by her son Henry + Inventory 28 Feb 1789 [Note:- Buruied as Elizabeth JACOB at st George schurch Fordington on 17th March 1788] 29 March 1788 DHC DA/A/1788 event record 3 Granted to John JACOB of Evershot schoolmaster the lawful son and next of kin of deceased: also bound with him John Summers JACOB of Dorchester a sadler & John BASCOMBE of Dorchester a taylor witnesses Francis Upham and Rebecca Winzar. Clearly disagreement with his brother Henry over division of estate
Will of William CUMING, Doctor in Physic of Dorchester , Dorset 03 May 1788 PROB 11/1165 Buried Holy Trinity 31 Mar 1788 [See Biography of Dr William CUMING MD (1714-1787) where a descrition of him is given]
Letter of Administration for the estate of Henry WYER, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Henry WYER of Dorchester was buried at Winterbourne Monkton 0n 4th July 1788 aged 28 years on the east side of the church yard the cause of death is given as 'decline'] 25 July 1788 DHC BC/A/W165 event record 165 Granted to Christopher KELLAWAY of Littlebury a Yeoman the lawful unle and next of kin of the deceased also bound is Robert STICKLAND of Dorchester gentleman
Will of Robert SMITH, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 27 October 1788 PROB 11/1171 Buried Holy Trinity 6 Oct 1788
Administration Bond & commission for John TRIM of Dorchester 1789 P27/1/537 & P27/3Reg/259/A Buried Holy Trinity 1 Dec 1788
Will of James BLY gingerbread baker of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- James BLY was buried at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 3rd May 1789] Dated 23 Mar 1787
Proved 29 May 1789
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1789 Event Record 9 Images on ancestry.com Beneficiaries: Son Robert Williams BLY: Son James BLY; Wife Sarah BLY for life then son Henry Bly; Friends Rev Able Edwards of Dorchester and Robert Critchel shopkeeper of Dorchester in trust for wife : Codicil dated 27 Apr 1789 dwelling and bake house purchased in Weymouth from the widow Katherine Tucker where son James was tenant to wife then Robert W.
Will of Jenny SPRY, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 25 June 1789 PROB 11/1180  
Will of Samuel RICKWOOD, Upholsterer of Dorchester , Dorset 30 September 1789 PROB 11/1183 Buried Holy Trinity 25 Dec 1788
Will of Robert WILLIS, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 19 October 1789 PROB 11/1184 Buried St Peters 25 Sep 1789
Will of Nathaniel GRAY [GREY] , stone mason of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 29th Sep 1789] Dated 19 Sep 1789
Proved 06 Jan 1790
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1790 event record 23 Will: wife dwelling etc in St Peters for life also son Nathaniel and daughter Ann GRAY witnesses Thomas Bushrod + another
Will of Mary WELLSPRING , widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 27 Mar 1789] Dated 21 Mar 1789
Proved 18 Mar 1790
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1790 event record 24 Will: Effects in trust with William TEMPLEMAN Esq of Dorchester and William OLD of Dorchester an Officer of the Customs for the benefit of her two children John WELLSPRING and Robert WELLSPRING witnessed Thomas Gould READ and William STROUD
Letter of Administration for the estate of Stephen POLLARD, of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- appears to have beenn buried at Nether Cerne 13th July 1790] 24 July 1790 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1790 event record 7 Granted to Elizabeth POLLARD his widow and lawful administratrix - also bound with her were William BOER of Dorchester Geent & George Stickland Gent. signed by George Stickland junior.
Will of Thomas PARKER, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 03 February 1791 PROB 11/1201 Buried St Peters 4 Jan 1791
Will of Frances ACTON, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 07 March 1791 PROB 11/1202  
Will of James BESANT, Brewer of Dorchester, Dorset Owner of the WHITE HART INN in All Saints Parish 13 May 1791 DHC Bc/W/B Event Record 123 Beneficiaries His wife Sarah and bequests to his children, Thomas Gatehouse Besant bap HT 22nd Mar 1778, Esther Besant bap HT 26th May 1779, James Miller Besant bap HT 3rd Oct 1781, Sarah Besant bap St Peters 6th Jan 1784, and John Besant bap St peters 10th Jan 1787. James BESANT was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 4th January 1792. Note:- A 6th child Jane was also baptised at St Peters on 08 Sep 1788 but she is not mentioned in his will dated 13th May 1791. I can only assume that they knew she was dying and this prompted James to provide for his wife and family as Jane must have died within the week as she was buried at St Peters on 23th May 1791]
Will of Susannah BATHURST, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 20 May 1791 PROB 11/1204  
Will of Elizabeth YOUNG, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 07 October 1791 PROB 11/1210  
Will of Anne FEAVER, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 23 December 1791 PROB 11/1212  
Will of Charles MARTIN, Hair Dresser of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 13th Jan 1791] Dated 02 Nov 1790
proved 17 Jan 1791
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1791 Event Record 19 Will Benificiary: Francis FANE of Little Bredy and George GOULD of Upway in Trust for Nephew Edward DREW of Dorchester Hair Dresser : else Edward MARTIN Brother
Will of John VINCENT, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at All Saints Church 13 Mar 1785] Dated 26 Feb 1785
proved 28 Nov 1791
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1791 Event Record 18 Will : All in trust with 4 friends James BALSON of Martinstown Gentleman; Thomas BILLETT of winfrith Gentleman; Thomas BRINE of Dorchester an Innholder and John TAPOP of dorchester a cooper all trustees for the benefit of his 2 children Mary VINCENT and Ann VINCENT : If both die then to Brother Robert VINCENT and Sister Maery STYLE wife of [not named] both late of Cotton in Suffolk: Witnessed Thomas TAPP and Robert BRIDLE
Will of John PHELPS Shopkeeper of Dorchester Dorset [Includes a Lease and Release] [Note:- Buried 27 July 1792 St Peters Church Dorchester] Dated 28 June 1792
Proved 02 Aug 1792

DHC: NM2/S/11/TS/7/1

NM2/S/11/TS/7/2

WILL= DHC: Ad/Dt/W/1792 event record 20 Image on Ancestry.com

Note:- A2A states:-Release 1. George Phelps of Cheswick, Middx, malster one of the devisers named in the will of Joseph Phelps late of Dorchester yeoman, his father. 2. John Phelps of Dorchester shopkeeper and brother of party 1. Consideration of £120. Property. a messuage in St Peter's Parish, Dorchester formerly in the possession of Charles Austin, now in the possession of Elizabeth Phelps, widow and mother of parties 1 & 2, being the corner house on Durne Lane [Durngate Street] and bounded on the north with the said lane, on the east with the Wood and Stone Public House, on the south with a messuage in the possession of John Barber and on the west with South Street with a copy of the Will of John Phelps:
Also Lease and relase involving Sarah WARREN of south street dorchester

Beneficiaries under Will : John Phelps CHICH son of my Nephew William CHICK his dwelling is St peters; Mary the daughter of his brother William PHELPS; Ann or nancy CHURCHILL wife or widow of Nephew John CHURCHILL; sister Elizabeth PHELPS; nephew William CHICK his brewing utencils etc; Brother William; Sister Avis CHICK; William NORMAN the elder of Dorchester a hosier and John GARLAND of Dorchester grocer ; Rest to Joseph and Thomas JONES sons of the daughter of my late deceased wife. Witnessed Thomas Gould Read, John Wellspring and Thomas Roberts:

Codicil 9th July 1792 : Mary daughter of Brother William and late Servant Jane DART now servant to Mrs Frampton of Dorchester

Letter of Administration for the estate of Matthew ABBOT Yeoman of Dorchester 26 Oct 1792 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1792 - Image Ancestry.com Bound:- Son David ABBOT of Kings Gate St Holborn, Westminster Coachman :
Edward READ of Dorchester shopkeeper:
William STROUD of Dorchester Cordwainer
Bound for 20 - No trace of Burial
Will of Thomas CARTER Innholder of Dorchester [Note:- Thomas CARTER was buried at St George's Church Fordington on 27th Dec 1792] Dated 08 Feb 1786
Proved 28 Dec 1792
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1792 Event Record Image Left all of his estate to his wife Susannah CARTER
Will of Elizabeth GALE Widow of Dorchester [Note:- Elizabeth GALE was buried at St George's Church Fordington on 01 Dec 1788] Dated 14 Oct 1786
Proved 29 Dec 1792
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1792 Event Record 18 Son Bernard GALE also Executor left all his fathers carpentry tools; dau Ann; son John; son Stephen witnesses Thomas Gould Read; Benjamin Jacob
Renunciation of Matthew POUNCY butcher of Dorchester [See Wills index for Fordington] 1793 P15/171 Buried Holy Trinity 28 Apr 1790 [Note:- Butcher of Forthington link to transcription of his Will dated 14th March 1787]
Letter of Administration for the estate of James HARVEY Innholder of Dorchester Dorset granted to Sarah BEASANT principal creditor 18 Feb 1793 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1793 Event record 3 Image Ancestry.com Bound with Sarah BEASANT is John BASCOMBE of Dorchester a taylor by trade and Matthew BAKER of Dorchester a Yeoman: Along with the Administration is a Letter of Renunciation from his widow Jane HARVEY dated 8th January 1793. James HARVEY was buried at Holy Trinity Parish in Dorchester on 24th July 1791
Will of Mary PITMAN, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Mary the wife of Mr John PITMAN was buried at St peters Church Dorchester 14 May 1790] Dated 19 Mar 1783
Codicil 28 Sep 1789
Proved 25 Apr 1793
DHC Bc/W/P Event record 87 Estate under 610 Will States she is the wife of Thomas GILBERT deceased - names children Elizabeth died in the lifetime of her husband and 2 younger children Ann and MARY (presumably GILBERT) prperty Blackmores at Whitchurch Canonicorum + 2 children from 2nd marriage executrixes Mary PITMAN and Ann nee PITMAN now wife of Robert CRICHELL the younger a mercer
Will of George BRYER, Joiner and Cabinet Maker of Dorchester , Dorset Will 22 Apr 1772
Proved 26 Apr 1793
DHC Bc/A/B Event record 232a Estate under 300 willed to wife Molly also made executrix . Note:- George BRYER married after banns (survived) to Molley BESANT at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester on 4th June 1769 & advertised in Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury on 15th Mar 1773 but have no so far located burial
Will of Catherine DONISTHORPE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 23 May 1793 PROB 11/1232  
Will of Agnes SEWARD, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 05 August 1793 PROB 11/1236 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 30 Jun 1793
Letter of Administration for the estate of John NELSON Mercer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 23rd Sept 1792] 15 Oct 1793 DHC DA/A/1793 event record 4 Granted to Sarah NELSON widow and Administratrix of the estate of the deceased also bound were James WOOD od Dorchester a shopkeeper and Robert GUNDRY of Dorchester a cooper
Will of William GUNDREY, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 23 December 1793 PROB 11/1239  
Will of Susannah CORP, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Susannah was the widow of Samuel CORP see his will dated 26 Feb 1780 proved 20 Mar 1780 - Susannah was buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 7th Feb 1794] Dated 17 Nov 1792
Proved 03 Mar 1794
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1794 event record 22 image available ancestry.com for members Will:- Sarah ENGLAND the younger daughter of Neice Sarah England; Elizabeth LANCE the younger daughter of Neice Elizabeth Lance; In Trust with Rev Abel EDWARDS and Robert CRITCHELL of Dorchester mercer dear friends for benefit of William CORO and Margery the widow SAUNDERS the 2 surviving children of late husband and William, Thomas, John, Ruth and Elizabeth ENGLAND children of neice Sarah witnesses Edawrd READ and Thomas Gould READ
Letter of Administration for the estate of Robert READ, Cabinet Maker of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Jun 1794] 01 Sep 1794 DHC: DA/A/1794 event record 10 Granted to Mary READ his lawful Mother widow of Dorchester: Also bound are George POUNCY Butcher of Dorchester and William GALPIN Cooper of Dorchester Effects under 20
Letter of Renunciation by Robert LAMBERT, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 04 Dec 1794 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1795 event record 49 Renunciation for the administration of the estate of Joseph KINGSBURY late of Turnworth Yeoman
Letter of Administration for the estate of William READ, Hellier of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 13 Jul 1794] 22 Apr 1795 DHC: DA/A/1795 event record 7 Granted to George READ of Dorchester a Hellier by trade his lawful son : Also bound are Edward READ Shopkeeper of Dorchester and John GREEN Malster of Dorchester Effects under 100
Will of William TEMPLEMAN of Dorchester , Dorset 03 August 1795 PROB 11/1265 D/DOR/T50 DHC Full Index entry:-New erected malthouse on west side of South Back Street, messuage on west side of High South Street, 1756; messuage and garden in South Back Street, land in West Back Lane, 1796; messuage on north of West Back Street, 1835; garden on west of South Back Street, 1850; with copy wills of Wm. Templeman of Dorchester, 1793, and Wm. Bower of Dorchester, 1827 proved 1829. (Templeman, Bower, Payne, Bryer). [Most copies]
Will of Sarah BESANT, Widow of James BESANT maltster and Brewer of Dorchester , Dorset [Security under £600?] Dated: 18 May 1795
Proved 12th Aug 1795
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1795 Event Record 18 Image Ancestry.com Beneficiaries Thomas Gatehouse Besant (inherits QUENNS ARMS in Holy Trinity Parish; John BESANT inherits House in the Butter Market in St Peters ; Hester (Esther) Besant inherits the WHITE HART in All Saints Parish; Rest in trust for her children
Will of William DAVIS, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 13 August 1795 PROB 11/1264 Note:- May have been buried St Peters 23 Feb 1791?
Will of Thomas LOCKETT, Painter, printer and Stationer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 26 Jun 1795] Dated 27 Feb 1795
Proved 22 Aug 1795
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1795 event record 17 Beneficiaries Nephew Thomas LOCKETT son of his brother William Main beneficiary his only daughter Sarah LOCKETT executrix. witnessed Robert HENNING; John HURT; and Eleanor ROSE Effects under 300
Will of Elizabeth HEAD, widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Mary 7 St John Church melcombe Regis 10th June 1794] Dated 29 Apr 1780
Proved 28 Aug 1795
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1795 Event Records 16 & 51 Note:- Estate left in trust for the benefit of her daughter Elizabeth HEAD with friends Harvey POUNCY of Dorchester a Gentleman and Robert CRITCHELL of Dorchester Mercer Executors witnessed William Templeman & Thomas Gould Read
Will of James POUNCY, Postmaster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 06 Dec 1795] Dated 26 Oct 1795
Proved 19 Dec 1795
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1795 event record 19 beneficiaries:- Brother Thomas POUNCY sadler of Dorchester (James a partner in his business) + Dwelling house Brewhouse stables yard in St peters known by the name of 'The Anchor Inn' now in the occupation of John COOPER as tenant. : Sister Elizabeth POUNCY a spinster: Brother george POUNCY a butcher of Dorchester; neice Elizabeth POUNCy the daughter of George Pouncy his brother; Elizabeth daughter of his brother henry POUNCY; Rebecca FoyerPOUNCy the wife of his brother Thomas POUNCY; Witnesses George Frampton; Thomas Rogers and Thomas Sabine
Will of Rebecca BRIDLE, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 31 March 1796 PROB 11/1272  
Will of Reverend Thomas HUGHES, Clerk of Dorchester , Dorset 20 May 1796 PROB 11/1275 Thought to be the son of Charles Hughes of Mintern Magna Dorset matriculated for Queens College Oxford 17 Feb 1769 at the age of 18; awarded BA in 1772. Ordained deacon at Christchurch Oxford 6th June 1773 and priest 11 June 1775. Licenced as curate of Cattistock with a stipend of £40pa 25 June 1773. Rector of Tarrant Rawson 7 Jan 1779 and Winterbourne Came 11 May 1793.
Will of George READ, Tiler and Plasterer of Dorchester, Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Georges Church Fordington (annotated as from Dorchester) 15th March 1798] Dated 20 Sep 1797
Proved 09 Jun 1798
DHC Bc/W/R event record 17 Will bequest of all his wearing apparel and tools of his trade to his brother Edward READ: Rest to wife Mary READ also executrix effects under 300 Witnessed Thomas Gould READ and Edward READ
Letter of Administration for the estate of Bernard GALE, Carpenter of St Peters Parish Dorchester , Dorset 09 Jun 1798 DHC BC/A/G Event Record 1 Granted to his widow Mary GALE [Note:- Bernard GALE was buried at St George's Church Fordington on 22nd March 1798] under £300
Letter of Administration granted for the estate of of John BARTLETT, Baker of Dorchester , Dorset to his widow Mary Bartlett 01 October 1798 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1798-1799 Event Record 5 Note:- The Surrogate Nathaniel Templeman who had Mary take the oath wrote on the L/A "When did deceased die?" the Answer given in a different hand was 6th May 1798 but the parish register for Holy Trinity church shows that he was buried on there on 6th March 1798: Bound with Mary Bartlet his relict was William Norman the elder of Dorchester Hosier and Thomas Purse of Fordington Peruke Maker. Estate under 300
Will of Elizabeth LESTER, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried at St Georges Church Fordington 15th December 1797] Dated 29 July 1796
Proved 25 Oct 1798
DHC: Ad/Dt/91/1798 event record 11 Beneficiaries Brother William & Sister Mary also Elizabeth Chapple and Dprothy wife of George COOPER Witnesses Thomas Gould READ and F.g.GREEN, E CHAPPLE
Will of Martha COSENS, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 30 October 1798 PROB 11/1313  
Will of James HAWKINS, Upholsterer of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Buried St Peters Church Dorchester 31 Jul 1798] Dated 05 Jan 1797
Proved 21 Jan 1799
DHX Ad/Dt/W/1799 Event Record 20 Beneficiaries Sarah HAWKINS his wife and executrix in trust for her and his children with wife & 2 friends John LUCCOMBE of Winterbourne Steepleton a Yeoman & William HAM of Winterbourne Monkton a Yeoman - children names are James harvey hawkins, sarah; Robert, Charles, Hannah & Mary. value under £1990
Will of Elizabeth FRAMPTON, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 07 February 1799 PROB 11/1319 See Burial Register All Saints Dorchester Buried 24 Jan 1797
Letter of Administration for the estate of Mary EDWARDS granted to her lawful husband Rev Abel EDWARDS of Dorchester 11 Feb 1799 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1798-1799 The Reverend Abel Edwards of Dorchester Clerk, Thomas Fisher of the same place grocer, and Edward Boswell of the same place Gentleman bound by Letters of Administration granted 11th Feb 1799 Abel Edwards being the husband of Mary Edwards late of Dorchester who died intestate [Note:- Mary Edwards was buried at St Peters Church Dorchester on 27th June 1797]
Letter of Administration for the estate of John BOWDITCH Gentleman of Dorchester granted to his son-in-law Rev Abel EDWARDS of Dorchester Buried 10 Feb 1792
LA granted 11 Feb 1799
AD/DT/A/1799 event Record 8 Image available Ancestry.com John BOWDITCH was buried at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 10th Feb 1792. His estate was left unadministered by his daughter Mary nee BOWDITCH the wife of Rev Abel EDWARDS who took out Letters of Administration after her death See entry above
Will of Martha BAKER, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Martha Samways of Broadmayne in Dorset married samuel Baker of Batcomb at West Knighton on 11th Dec 1753. After her death Martha was returned to Broadmayne for burial at St Michaels church on 15th January 1799.] Dated 29th July 1796
Proved 23rd April 1799
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1799 Event Record 21. Image on Ancestry.com Beneficiaries:- Neice Mary Butler spinster; brother Henry Samways and his children; Nephew James Butter brother of Mary; Neice Elizabeth Pouncy; Elizabeth the dau of my nephew George Pouncy; Elizabeth the dau of my nephew Harry Pouncy; Brother John Samways; Neice Mary hellier; Meice Mary wife of Ely Paul; neice Martha wife of James Bushrod of Broadmayne - Main beneficiary brother Henry Samways.
Will of John HAWKINS, Doctor of Physic of Dorchester , Dorset 23 July 1799 PROB 11/1327  
Will of James PARSONS, Glover and Breeches maker of Dorchester , Dorset [Could not trace a burial] Dated 08 Oct 1794
Proved 05 Aug 1799
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1799 event record 19 several documents Beneficiaries Wife Ursula PARSONS also executrix after her death his 2 children James & Elizabeth PARSONS witnessed Benjamin Jefferies; William Gillwood; Ann Thorne [Note:- copy of will provided by registrar as Ursula discovered an investment for 222.6.7d which required the will to be re proved in the Perrogative Court of Canterbury copy dated 13th Oct 1801 re sworn by Ursula 30th Oct 1801 [Note:- James PARSONS from Holy Trinity Church Dorchester married Ursula CHAFY at her home parish of Purse Caundle Dorset by licence 21st April 1759. Ursula was frail (statement by her son james that she was weak and failing eyesight in 1801) and she was buried at Fordington 17th May 1802]
Will of William CHURCHILL of Dorchester , Dorset 24 December 1799 PROB 11/1333  
Will Thomas ROBERTS, Victualler of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried at St peters Church Dorchester on 30 Aug 1799] Dated 08 July 1799
Proved 27 Jan 1800
DHC Ad/Dt/W/1800 event record 17 Will sole beneficiary wife Jane ROBERTS also executrix and guardian of his children to provide for their maintenance and education.
Will of Elizabeth READ, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset 08 February 1800 PROB 11/1337 Buried St Peters 4 Nov 1798
Will of Robert MARSH, Gentleman of Dorchester , Dorset 10 March 1800 PROB 11/1339 Buried Holy Trinity 25 Oct 1799
Will of Timothy Sullivan THORNE, Stationer of Dorchester, Dorset 07 May 1800 PROB 11/1343  
Will of John KERR, Cordwainer of Dorchester, Dorset 06 June 1800 PROB 11/1343  
Will of Henrietta CHAFY, Wife of Dorchester, Dorset 28 June 1800 PROB 11/1343  
Will of James WOOD, Clock and Watch Maker of Dorchester , Dorset 30 August 1800 PROB 11/1347 Buried Holy Trinity 20 Jan 1800
Will & letter of Administration for the estate of Elizabeth KING, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- buried All Saints church Dorchester Dated 01 Apr 1799
Proved 17 Sep 1800
DHC LA granted to Catherine LOCKE widow the lawful sister of deceased and principal legateenamed in the Will. Also bound with her is John GARLAND of Dorchester a grocer and Robert WHITE of Dorchester a druggist; Witnesses Nathaniel Templeman and Jn:Tall:Manfield Beneficiaries under Will Sister Catherine LOCKE and sister WHITMARSH; neices Mary, Catherine and Susan LOCKE and Nephew Thomas LOCKE ; Friend Mary LOCKE spinster
Will of Mary SAMWAYS, Spinster of Dorchester , Dorset 17 September 1800 PROB 11/1347  
Will of Sarah BLY, Widow of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Sarah BLY was buried at Holy Trinity church Dorchester on 6th May 1804] 11 Nov 1800 DHC Ad/Dt/W/1804 event record 13 Will refers to a bond due to her from son Henry fotr 800 and records date of late husbands will as being 23rd March 1787. Beneficary daughter in law Catherine Bly and grandaughter Ann Bly and her 3 sons henry, James and Robert Williams Bly. Witness to will were Rev Able Edwards who was executor of her late husbands will and Ruth Edwards of Bere Regis
Letter of Administration for the estate of Jacob CORBIN, Innholder of Dorchester , Dorset [Note:- Could not locate a burial except at Fordington in 1821?] 12 Dec 1800 DHC Ad/Dt/A/1800-1801 event record 5 Bound Elizabeth CORBIN widow relict and Administratrix also bound William COLLINS of Blandford tailor by trade and John DOE

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