WINWOOD WILLS

   

The following Winwood wills were found throughout various counties and cities in England.  Enjoy!

ELIZABETH WINWOOD 1560 of Kinlet Shropshire

In the name of god amen the xviijth. daye of Aprill in the yere of our lorde god 1560 I Elizabeth Wynwod of the parishe of Kynlet wydoe sicke in bodye but hole of mynd & perfett remembrans praysed be to god do make & ordeyne this my present testment & last will herein conteyned first I bequethe & commend my sowle to almightie god my onelye maker and redemer & my bodye to be buryed in the churchyard of Kynlet forseid in the dioc. of Herford And as concernyng my goodes first I geyve and bequethe to the poor mennes boxe of this parishe viijd Item I geyve & bequethe half my catelles (the sowe onelye except) to John Browne & Elizabeth his wife and the other half I geyve to the bretherne & sisters of the seid Elizabeth wif of the seid John Browne Item I geyve & bequethe half my barley & ootes growyng upon the ground to my brother Richard Carpender And the other half to remayne to John Browne and Elizabeth his wife. Item I geyve & bequethe to my brother Richard my cloke Item I geyve & bequethe to my godson Thomas Carpender a canvas and a hempton sheete Item I geyve & bequethe to my brother Ric. sone John a acthorne Item Igeyve & bequeth to Elnor the daughter of Richard Carpender ij pewter dishes a skellet & a partlet Item I geyve & bequethe to Richard Carpenders wif a table napkin Item I geyve to Alen the sone of the seid Richard Carpender vjd Item I geyve & bequethe to Elizabeth Carpender ------ a redd kyrtell ij smockes a nogen shete ij kercheffes an elne of hempton clothe a table napkyn and ij flecheyns of bacon Item I geyve and bequeth to Elizabeth Carpender the daughter of the seid Elizabeth a cathorne a panne a pewter dishe a flaxen shete a blancket & a petycote. Item I geyve & bequethe to Richard Carpender the sonne of the seid Elizabeth a beddhelyng Item I geyve & bequethe to John Carpender the sonne of the seid Elizabeth a canvas ij pewter dishes and a hempton shete. I will that the great panne shall remayne to Alen Carpender the sonn of Artur Carpender accordyng to my elders request. Item I geyve and bequethe to the seid Alen a pewter dishe. Item I geyve & bequethe to Katheryne Carpender the daughter of John Carpender a fetherbedd ij canvas ij blancketes a beddhelyng with a bowlster & the hangyngs ij peyre of shetes the one flaxen and the other nogen a towell woven with blew thred & a litell cathorne. Item I geyve & bequethe to Dorothy Carpender a flaxen shete and to Esabell her sister a flaxen shete. & to Elnor her sister a flaxen shets. and to Frances her sister a flaxen shete. I will that the silver spoones wch. were geyven by my elders shall remayne to John Carpender the son of John Carpender & for lack of hym to Humfre his brother and soe to remayne amonges them. Item I geyve & bequethe to Humfre Carpender a candelsticke & to Margaret his sister another candelsticke. Item I geyve & bequethe to John Browne & Elizabeth his wife a flockebedd & a matresse ij canvas a balcket a bowlster a coverlet a peyre of flaxen shetes a peyre of nogen shetes a towell iiij table napkins a penar & a handkerchef. Item Igeyve & bequethe to Elizabeth Browne my best gowne & my wolsted kyrtell. Item I geyve & bequethe to the seid Elizabeth my gretest pott & my gretest cathorne another cathorne a skellet and my chaveyng dishe. And the rest of my pewter in bequethed I geyve to Elizabeth Browne. Item I geyve & bequethe to John Browne & Elizabethe his wif my table borde & my cobourd & all other trene vessels to remayne to them. Item I geyve & bequeth to Elizabeth Browne my best coffer and to Katheryne her sister my second coffer & a peyre of wafer yrons. I will that the potthookes and the potthangles a broache & the peynted clothes hangyng about the house shall remayne to John Browne & Elizabeth his wife. And I will that the poultre shall remayne to the seid Elizabeth Browne. Item I geyve & Bequethe to Elizabeth Browne my best flaxen table clothe. I doe constitute ordeyne and make my brother Richard Carpender and John Browne theyonger my executors

Thes beyng witnes Thomas Oseland clerke vic. of Higley John Browne thelder

Thomas Wynwod and John Weyver with other


EDWARD WINWOOD 1571of Kinlet Shropshire

In the name of god amen the xxxj day of Apryll 1571 Y Edward Wynwood of ye parysch of Kynlett yn the dioces of Herford beyng sycke yn body & hoole of mynd & memorye do make my last wyl & testament after ys maner & forme folowyng fyrst Y bequeve my sowle yn to ye mercyfull handes of almyghtye god my maker & Redemer & my body to be buryed yn chrysten buryall Y gyve to ye mother chyrch yn Herford iiijd Item Y gyve to ye poore mennes boxe viijd also Y do gyve & bequethe to Elzabeth my wyfe & to Thomas my sonne my howse & land with al thappertynances belongyng unto yt & to occupye yr Joyntlye to gether with al my goodes beyond with owt ye howse duryng my wyves naturall lyf & after her dysesse all my hoole teme with wayn & plowges & al yt belongeth unto ytt to Remayne to Thomas my sonne with al ye hoole cremmalt & tyllyng with yn ye howse & with owt Y do gyve to Elzabeth my wyff al my goodes with yn ye howse my dettes beyng payd owt of ye hole goodes & land also my wyll ys yt Thomas my sonne shal pay to Elzabeth my wyffe at ye tyme of hs maryage £x also my wyl ys yt Thomas my sonne shall pay to my iiij dawghters Elzabeth Marget & Joyes at ye day of theyr maryage to every one of them £v apeece & yf any of them happen to dysesse before ye day of theyr maryagr yt portyon not to be payd the Rest of al my other goodes my dettes payd & my body honestly browght home Y do gyve & bequeve to Elzabeth my wyff & to Thomas my sonne wch. Elzabeth & Thomas Y do make constytute & ordeyne my ij lawfull executrices of ys my last wyll & testament wyttnessys Thomas Wynwood John Smyth & Aleyne Wheler with other more

dett owyng unto me

fyrst John Turner alyas Joyner oweth unto me vjs viijd

dettes yt Y do owe

fyrst Y do owe to Edward Wadelee £x

Item Y do owe to Anne Wynwood my dowghter £ix vjs viid

Item to Howfre Perkes xxs

Item to Howfre Grove xls

Item to Aleyn Sowthol vijs ijd

Item to Thomas Crokett xijs viijd

Item to Aleyn Carpynter vjs viijd

Item to Rychard Barker vs

Item John Schelzam xxs

Item to George Wever viijs iiijd

Item to Rychard Yevans vjs viijd

Item to Henry Wever xxs

Summa £xxvj xjs


RICHARD WINWOOD 1605 of Kinlet Shropshire

In the name of god amen. the first daie of Octobre in the yere of oure lord god 1605 I Richard Wynod of Kynlet in the Countie of Saloppe husbandman, Being seke in body but perfecte in memorie Laude and praise be to Almightie god doe make my last will and Testament in manor and forme folowing first and cheefely I comend my soule unto the handes of the Almightie god my maker and redemer in whom by his presious death and passion I hope to be saved. And my bodie to be buried in christian buryall ehre pleaseth god it to appointe I geave and beqeth towardes the reparation of the parishe churche of Kinlet two shillinges. I geave and bequeth to Margerie Wynod doughter unto John Wynod my Brother fyve poundes. Item I geave and bequeth unto Katerine Wynod his doughter fortie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth unto Joice Wynod his other doughter fortie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth to Elizabeth Smeth wyffe to George Smeth of Kynlet twentie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth unto Jayne Stevens wyffe unto Edward Stevens twentie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth unto Edward Wynod my brother twentie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth to Watter Wynod my brother twentie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth unto Katerine Nyccolls my cosen twentie shellinges. Item I geave and bequeth to Elizabeth Nyccols my other cosen twentie shellinges. Item I geave and bequethto Ales & Ellenor my felow servantes towardes theire paynes with me, tenne shellinges, fyve shellinges to thone, and fyve to thother, Item I geave and bequeth to John Phelippes and Margaret Dalow my other felow servauntes, tenne shellinges, fyve to the one & fyve to the other, Item I doe apoint William James, or Edward Wolsley to have twentie shellinges to paie and satissfie a debt that I am bound to satisfie, Item I geave and bequeth to ould Claytton, and Johnson two shellinges. And the rest of my debtes unbequethes wch. are in contyence due to me to be dystributed and bestowed according to the dyscression of my executors wch. are Edward Cook & and George Smeth whom I doe appoint to be my executors In witnes whereof I have put to my hand the daie and yere above written

debtes owinge to the Testator

due upon John Wynod my brother eleven poundes

due upon Thomas Wynod my cosen syxe poundes two shellinges

due upon John Smeth being debt of his father tenne shellinges

£17-12s

Richard Wynods marke Wytnesses at the making of the Testators will and putting to hisd hand, in the presens of these persons hereafter mensyones

Edward Wolsely

Mary Lacon

William James scriptor

3 die Septembris 1606 coram magistro Mr. Bailie legum doctore etc. iurato Walter Winwood frate defuncti ad administranum iuxta etc.propter renunciacionem Executorum etc. ad computandum prox. Annunc. etc.


ELIZABETH WINWOOD 1580 of Kinlet Shropshire

In the name of god amen the xiiij day of November in the yere of our lord god 1580 I Ellesabeth Wonod of the pareshe of Kylette in the cownty of Salope sengullwoman beinge sicke in body but of good and perfete in membery thankes be to allmighty god my makar and Redemar Jhesus christe I do ordur and make my testament consarninge ther in my last Will in manur & forme foloinge that is to say firste and principally I bequethe my solle to allmighty god my makar & Redemar Jhesus christe and my body to be beries in the churchyard of Kynlett Item I geve and bequethe to the cathe hechlly churche of Harford iiijd Item I geve to Jhon a Wonod my brother one wetinge vesell and a broche & a peyre of cobares Item I geve to the iiij childan of my brother Jhon a Wonod xiijs iiijd to be devided equaly to thes children onderwritan that is to Thomas and George & Margary & Ellesabet & to the longest levar of them Item I geve to Edward my brother xls one fether bed a bolstur on canves & a pere of hempan shetes & a brasse pote and hempon clothe to make hym ij shurtes I geve to Richard my brother xls and hempon clothe to make hym ij shurtes & v yardes of medley clothe I geve to my brother Watar xls & hemponclothe for to make hym ij shures and a pere of shetes & a canves at my brother Jhons and a pele I geve to Catren Nicoles & Ellesabethe Nicoles the doltures of Thomas Nicoles all my hempe & flax & yoren that is at my brother Jhons & my yardes of Red clothe the Rest of all my goodes movabull and one movabull my finalles descharged I geve & bequere to my brother in law Thomas Nicoles the wiche I do orden & conscute & make my holle executur & I make my brother Edward Wonod over sear to this my last Well and testament Item my brother Jhon Wonod howethe unto me £vj iijs iiijd which I have geven by my last well & testamente thes being witnesses

Thomas Bente clarke

WaterAwonod

Edward Nicols with other


JOHN WINWOOD 1634 of Kinlet Shropshire

In the name of god Amen the xvth. daye of Januarie anno domini 1634 I John Wynwood of Meaton in the parishe of Kindlett in the Countie of Saloppe yeoman, beeing not well in Bodye but in good and perfect memorye, thanks bee given to allmightye god, doe make my last will and Testament in manner and forme following, first I give and bequeath my soule to Allmightie god my maker and Redemer by whose mercie I hope to bee saved, and my Bodye to Christain Buriall, Item I give and bequeath to Katherine Boraston my daueter one Bond of obligacion of £xx for the true payment of tenn poundes and sixteene shillinges of lawfull money of England uppon the eyght daye of Maye nexy ensuing toe date above written from one John Wheeler the wch. obligacion more at large sheweth Item I give to my afforesaid dawter Katherine one blewe Irishe Rugge beeing a Coverlett for a Bedd Item I give and beequeath to my sonne George Wynwood one feather bedd and two blankettes and one Coverlett, and three pyllowes, and three payer of sheetes, and all my best weavinge aparell, and namelye any three best Ruffes Bandes, and two of my flaxen shirtes, and one payer of my best stockinges, and woole to make him a payer of stockinges, and one presse standing in my lodgeing Chamber wch. presse hee ys to use during his natural liefe, and after to remayne to my grandchild Joyce Wheler, Item I give and bequeath to my grandchild Elizabeth Smythe the some of three poundes of lawfull money of England the wch. £iij Mr. Bent our minister, doth owe unto mee, Item I give to my aforesayd sonn George one litle round table standing in my bedd chamber Item I give to my dawter Margerye one shilling, in token of my best prayers to god to blesse her and in like manner to my dawters Elizabeth, and Joyce, twelve pence a peece, in token of my daylye prayers ever to god to blesse them. Item I give to my aforesayd sonn George one Coffer standing by my bedd side during his naturall liefe, and after to remayne to my grandchild Kathrine Boraston, Item I give to my aforesaid grandchild Elizabeth Smyth one other Coffer standing in my bed Chamber, Item to my sonne George aforesayd one Axe and a hedging Bill, Item I give to Christian Roweley one longe Coffer standing in the kitchinge and a payer of shooes, Item I give to Francis Ballord, my auld Jerkin, and dublett, and Breeches, and and (sic) a payer of stockinges and a shirte and a payer of shooes, Item all the rest of my wordley goods unbequethes, I give to my sonn Thomas Wynwood, and Joyce Wheeler his dawter, and here unto this my last will and Testament, I doe constitute and ordayne my two sonnes namelye Thomas Wynwood, and George Wynwood aforesayd Joint executors of this my will and Testament

wittnesses hereunto the marke of John Wynwood

Thomas Sowthall

William Crofte

William Boraston

Powell

iur. Thomas Winwood


THOMAS WINWOOD 1662 of Kinlet Shropshire

Memorandum that Thomas Wynwood late of the parish of Kinlett & Countie of Sallop & dioces of Herefford whilst he lived & was of perfect mynd & memory vizt. upon or about the twentie ninth day of December 1661 with a seriouse intent to make & declare his last will & testamt. nuncupative did utter and declare these words followinge or words to the same effect First I give and bequeath to my sonne John Wheelers six Children five pound a peece and to my daughter Margrett Crofts to Children five pound a peece as namely to Thomas Wheeler five pounds to James Wheeler five pound to Bridgett Betts five pound to Elizabeth Wheeler five pound to Marie Wheeler five pound to George Wheeler five pound to Margerie Croft five pound To Steaven Croft five pound wch. fortie pounds is in the handes of my sonn in law John Wheeler Item I give & bequeath to the to servantes wenches in the house five shillinges a peece as namely to Marie Lukis five shillinges to Ann harris five shillings Item I give and bequeath all the rest of my wordly goods unto my to daughters Joyce Wheeler & Margrett Croft equally betwin them and Idoe constitute & appoynt my sonne in Law John Wheeler and my said daughter Margrett Croft my Executor & Executrix Joyntly to give to the poore of the parish att their descrecion to see my funerall expences paid and to see this my will to be preformed & fullfilled all wch words or words to the Like effectt the saud Thomas Wynwood did utter and declare before divers sifficient witnesses

Steven Crafte

the marke of Marie Lukis

Martij 26 1662

Jurat. Executores dicti defuncti coram me Tim: Baldwyn

Vicesimo sexto die mensis Martij Anno domin Millesimo Sexcesimo sexagesimo secundo apud Ludlow Coram domino Timotheo Baldwyn legum doctore Vicario in specialibus Generali etc.

Proabtum fuit huiusmodi Testamentum suprascriptum supranominati Thomae Wynwood nuper parochiae de Kinlett dioceses Hereford. defuncti iuramento Johannis Wheeler genri et Executoris in huiusmodi testamento dicti defuncti nominati cui commissa fuit et est Administracio etc. iurato de bene etc. salvo iure Cuiuscumque etc. Exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £90 3s 1d


JOHN WONWODE 1559 of Cleobury Mortimer Shropshire

In dei nomine the xxvth daye of September in the yere of our lorde god mccccclix I John Wonwode of the pareshe of Clyburye Mortimer within the dioces of Herford syke in body not withstandyng beyng of good & perfet Remembrans make my last wyll & testament as foloyth fyrst I bequeth my soulle unto allmyghty god whome I confese to be the Redemer of all the worlde & my bodye to be byryede in the chouche yourde of Clyburye Mortimer for dayd I bequethe to the pore menes boxe iiijd Item I bequethe to John Wonwode my eldes sonne vj oxon one Ironde bonde wene A donge wene A plow with youlkes tewys & All thynges pertenyng to take of my teame After the decsese of hys mother and yf hyt happen hys mother to marye then my wyll ys that she shall ether delyver to John my sone the sayd vj oxon & wenes with all take of teame the daye before hyr marege or elles the some of xij pondes of good and lefull money of Inglonde and the sayd oxon & wenes with all thenges there unto belongyn to have & posese as hyr one proper goodes & cattalles Item I bequethe to Elzabet Jone & Edward my chylerne and to every of them £iij to be payd to them as they shall accomplesh the ayge of xij yeres, then my wyll ys that hys parte or hyrs se purgare so deacessud shalbe equally devydyd emonges them that shall servye Item my wyll ys that John Smythe my brother in law shall have the kepyng of my coppye emediatly after my deacsse for the vuse & profet of John my sone after the deasse of his mother The Reasydew of all my goodes and cattalles unbequeathed my detes & legacis performyd & payd I wholye geve and bequethe unto Margery Wonwod my wyfe to brynge up my chylerne honestly and godly whome I make my trew & lefull executris to performe thys my last wyll & testament with thefecte these wytnes Rychard Blacon vicar ther Ryc Whyttyngslow with others

detes that I John Wonwod

do how

In primis to Margery Wonwode £v

Item to Houfrey Addams xxxiijs iiijd 


WALTER WINWOOD 1608 of Cleobury Mortimer Shropshire

In the name of God Amen, The vjth. day of September in the yere of our Lord God 1608. I Walter Wynwoodd of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford Weaver, beinge sicke and weake of body, but of whole and perfecte memory, God be praysed, Doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge viz. First I commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie God my maker, And my bodye to the earthe whereof it is made / Item I give and bequeathe unto Thomas Wynwoodde my sonne and Ancrett Wynwood my daughter, one Loome, and all other Implementes which are in my Shoppe belonginge to a Weavers trade, equally to be devided betwene them / The Residewe of all my goodes & Cattels moveable and unmoveable unbequethed my debtes paid, my funerall expenses fulfilled, and these my Legacies in this my last Will and Testament performed, I give and bequethe to Joane Winwoodd my wief, And I doe make the said Joane my wief my sole and lawfull executrix truly to performore (sic ) this my last will and Testament with effecte These beinge wittnesses whose names are subscribed viz.

William Marston clerk vicar thear

Ricus. Osland

2do die mensis Novembris Anno domini 1610 apud Ludlowe coram venerabili viro magistro Jacobo Bailie legum doctore officiali principali etc.

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum Juramento executoris in huiusmodi testamento nominat. etc. cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. (salvo iure cuiuscumaue) etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam xxvjs viijd

Parish Register: Walter Winwoodd buried September 20th 1608

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