Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury (PCC): Wills, pre 1858

Before 1858, where a Testator had property in more than one Diocese or the value of their estate exceeded £5 – their will was proven before the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Otherwise known as the PCC. Note, other Trefeglwys wills were proven at the Ecclesiastical Court – Bangor).

Listed below are the Trefeglwys wills I’ve managed to extract from the National Archives catalogue. If there are any Trefeglwys PCC wills missing from the list below, please could you let me know.

The PCC wills are not freely available online, and the National Archives is not easily accessible – so accessing these wills to transcribe is going to be more problematic. I have transcriptions for a few of the wills below, but if you are able to help out with any of the wills listed below then I and others would be grateful. Each document helps build a picture of the parish, and puts lives in a wider context, etc.

John ASHTON, Gentleman, 11 October 1834
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1836
National Archives, Transcription
[Note: Alison has a digital image, to double check the transcription]
Testator: John ASHTON, Geseilfa
Died:
Beneficiaries: Valentine ASHTON (son); John ASHTON (grandson & eldest son of Valentine ASHTON); Elizabeth CHAPMAN (daughter); Mary BENNETT (daughter); Edward ASHTON (son); John ASHTON (son & Executor); Richard ASHTON (son); George ASHTON (son); Evan ASHTON (son & Executor); Thomas ASHTON (son); Ann EDWARDS (daughter); Mary LLOYD (granddaughter); Andrew ASHTON (illegitimate child of son Edward ASHTON)
Places: Gyssylva Issa (or Geseilfa Issa), Trefeglwys, Gyssylva Ucha (or Geseilfa Ucaf), Trefeglwys; Trefeglwys; Garth, Llanidloes; Glanyrafon, Trefeglwys
Others: Edward EVANS, Garth, Llanidloes (Trustee); Nicholas BENNETT, Glanyrafon (Trustee); Edward MILLS (tenant); Richard PUGH (tenant); John JONES (tenant); Andrew BUMFORD (tenant); Edmund – (tenant); Evan CHAPMAN (son in law); Edward BENNETT (son in law); Edward EDWARDS (son in law); Edward LLOYD (grandson in law); T Edmund MARSH (witness); James MORRIS (witness); John OWEN (witness)

John BARNET, 06 May 1572
of Trevegles, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/54
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Charles BEMBOW, 24 March 1731
of Trev Eglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/643
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Edward BENNETT, Gentleman, 15 June 1822
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1657
National Archives, Transcription
Alison has a digital image, if the transcription needs to be double checked.
Testator: Edward BENNETT, Gentleman, Glanyrafon
Died:
Beneficiaries: Thomas HUMPHREYS (nephew & Executor); Edward HUMPHREYS (nephew); Margaret BENNETT (wife); Nicholas BENNETT (brother); Richard BENNETT (brother & Executor); Mary HUMPHREYS (sister); Ann RICHARDS (sister); Jane ASHTON (sister); Elizabeth EVANS (sister); Ann TILSLEY (niece); Jane WILLIAMS (niece); Elizabeth SAVAGE (niece); Mary KINSEY (niece); Richard ASHTON (nephew); Margaret WATKIN (niece); Mary RICHARDS (niece); Sarah JONES (unspecified relationship, living with me, daughter of Thomas JONES by Sarah his wife)
Places: Glanyrafon; Mill Factory; Kiln House; Mill Pool and Fold; Llawrygln Mill; Cae Gaylau (land); Eskirgannol (land); Coppybach (woodland); Blacksmith’s shop; Tycoch; Old Shop; Llanidloes; Dolwen (land); Birchin House; Close Gragon (land); Tyshwt
Others: Revd. Hope Wynn EYTON (vendor of land where the Blacksmith’s shop is situate); Evan HUMPHREY (tenant); Valentine ASHTON (tenant); Margaret LEWIS (tenant); Edward JONES (tenant); Richard SMITH (tenant); Edward TILSLEY DAVIES, Gentleman, Birchin House (vendor); Thomas EVANS, Tyshwt (vendor); Thomas MARSH, Gentleman, Llanidloes (friend & Trustee); William Howell MARSH (friend & Trustee); David RICHARDS (brother in law); Edward ASHTON (brother in law); Maurice EVANS (brother in law); William TILSLEY (nephew in law); Edward WILLIAMS (nephew in law); John SAVAGE (nephew in law); Richard KINSEY (nephew in law); John WATKIN (nephew in law); John RICHARDS (nephew in law); Thomas JONES (father of Sarah, living with Nicholas BENNETT); Sarah JONES (mother of Sarah, living with Nicholas BENNETT); T. Edmund MARSH (witness); Edward EVANS (witness); Benjamin JONES (witness)

Mary BENNETT, 20 December 1751
of Trev Eglwys , Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/791
National Archives, Transcription

Roger BEVERSLEY, 21 March 1702
of Treveyloes, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/463
National Archives, Transcription

Richarde BROWNE, 14 May 1606
of Trev Eglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/107
National Archives, Transcription

John DAVIES, Gentleman, 08 July 1777
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1033
National Archives, Transcription

Bridgett EVANS, 02 July 1652
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/224
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Jane EVANS, Widow, 09 July 1640
of Rhyd y Karw, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/183
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Richard EVANS, Yeoman, 16 July 1796
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1277
National Archives, Transcription

Richard EVANS, Gentleman, 02 July 1819
of Trefeglwys , Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1618
National Archives, Transcription

Edward HARBERT, Gentleman, 18 June 1604
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/104
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Reverend John HUMFFREYS, Vicar, Clerk, 03 July 1795
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1263
National Archives, Transcription

Richard HUMPHREY or HUMPHREYS, Yeoman, 14 September 1654
of Glyntresnant, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/237
National Archives, Transcription

Garner JONES, 03 February 1798
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1302
National Archives, Transcription
Testator: Garner JONES Goutre or Goitre
Died:
Beneficiaries: Thomas JONES (brother); Evan JONES (nephew); John JONES (nephew); Richard JONES (nephew); Elizabeth MORGAN (neice); Jane LEWIS (neice); Garner JONES (nephew)
Places: Goutre or Goitre; Pwllyr Ebol, Llanidloes;
Others: Edward MORGAN (nephew in law, husband of Elizabeth); David LEWIS (nephew in law, husband of Jane); John DAVIES (witness); Sarah JARVIS (witness); John DAVIES (Clerk & witness); Rt Hon Sir William Wynne KNIGHT (judge)
Additional note: His brother Thomas left a will NLW B 1801 141

John JONES, Vicar, 27 July 1593
of Trevegloyes, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/82
National Archives, Transcription
Transcription taken from the Montgomeryshire Collections, original document unseen.
Testator: John JONES, Clerk, Vicar of Trefeglwys
Died:
Beneficiaries: Anne (eldest daughter); Mary (daughter); Hughe (son); John (son); Elizabeth (daughter & Executor); grandchildren (names unspecified); church; Dorothy JONES (wife & administrator – children not old enough); John GLINE (godson)
Places: Trefeglwys
Others: Debtors (summary does not list names); Robert JONES (son & Executor); Mr Pope (landlord & overseer of children); Morgan GLINE (cousin & overseer of children)

Richard JONES, Gentleman, 08 October 1658
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/282
National Archives, Transcription

David LLOYD, Farmer, 27 June 1829
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1757
National Archives, Transcription

Edward LLOYD, Gentleman, 01 April 1627
of Trevegloes, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/151
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Edward LLOYD, Farmer, 09 August 1798
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1311
National Archives, Transcription
Have transcription – need to locate document

Richard LLOYD, Farmer, 28 November 1838
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/1903
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Richard MEYRICKE, 30 April 1627
of Trevegloes, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/151
National Archives, Transcription
Transcription taken from the Montgomeryshire Collections, original document unseen.
Testator: Richard MEYRICKE
Died:
Beneficiaries: Elizabeth (daughter); Jane MEYRICKE (wife); Richard MEYRICKE, Maynston, Salop (son); Elizabeth (relationship unspecified); Thomas MEYRICKE (relationship unspecified)
Places: Township of Glyntrefnant and Kylkyreth [possibly Esgeirieth], Trefeglwys
Others: Robert GRIFFITH (witness); John ap D’d (witness); Jane MEYRICKE (witness); William INGRAM (witness); Nicholas BENNETT (witness)

Humfrey MILLS, Yeoman, 11 August 1692
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/411
National Archives, Transcription

Richard MORGAN, 15 February 1656
of Trevegloes, Montgomeryshire
National Archives, Transcription

Edmund PARTON, 12 June 1639
of Trev Eglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/180
National Archives, Transcription
Transcription taken from the Montgomeryshire Collections, original document unseen.
Testator: Edmund PARTON
Died:
Beneficiaries: Katherine PARTON (granddaughter, daugher of John); Frauncis PARTON, Wolverhampton (grandson); Lewis PARTON (grandson, brother of Katherine / beneficiary sister dies); Walter PARTON (grandson, brother of Katherine); Margaret PARTON (daughter in law/widow); Reynold PICKIN, Tunstall for his eldest daughter (relationship unspecified); John ASHTON, Trefeglwys for his eldest daughter (relationship unspecified); John REEDES, High Offley, Staffordshire for his eldest daughter (relationship unspecified); Edward PARTON, Bilston for the use of his two eldest children (grandson); Richard PARTON (son); Richard MOSTON, Salop for eldest daughter (relationship unspecified); Lewis PARTON (grandson)
Places: Kaymaure, in the township of Bodaioch, Trefeglwys; Kefnbarreche [Cefnbarrach], Trefeglwys; Wolverhampton; Tunstall;
Others: John PARTON (son); Oliver BOMFORD (creditor); David EVANS (witness); Edward SAVAGE (witness); Margaret PARTON (witness); Oliver SAVAGE (teste)

Edward SAVAGE, 20 February 1654
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/239
National Archives, Transcription
Alison has a digital image, to double check the transcription.
Testator: Edward SAVAGE
Died:
Beneficiaries: Thomas SAVAGE, Waen (eldest son); John SAVAGE (second son & sole Executor); Andrewe SAVAGE (third son); Joane SAVAGE (daughter); Edward SAVAGE (youngest son); Margarett SAVAGE (wife); Thomas SAVAGE (grandson); Anne SAVAGE (granddaughter); Audrey SAVAGE (granddaughter); Jane SAVAGE (granddaughter); Edward GOODWYNNE (grandson); Thomas GOODWYNNE (grandson); Margarett GOODWYNNE (granddaughter); Margery GOODWYNNE (granddaughter); Thomas SAVAGE (nephew); Richard POWELL the Younger (relationship unspecified); Richard ROGER (relationship unspecified); Margarett LEWIS (relationship unspecified)
Places: Waen; meadow in Bodaioch, Trefeglwys; Dolover, Bodaioch (meadow); Arbos, Bodaioch (meadow); land at Keven Barach [probably Cefnbarrach] (land)
Others: John BREES, Keven Barach (nephew & tenant); David LLOYD, Doctor of Law (vendor); Edward EVANS; Lewis WILSON, Bodaioch (farmer & neighbour); Thomas HALL (brother in law, Overseer & witness); Lewis PARTON (Overseer); John BREES (nephew, Overseer & witness)

John SAVAGE, 23 May 1667
of Gentleman, Trevegloes
PROB 11/324
National Archives, Transcription

Alice SWANCOTT, Widow, 28 November 1655
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/251
[Note: Alison has a digital image, to double check the transcription]
National Archives, Transcription
Testator: Alice SWANCOTT, Widow
Died:
Beneficiaries: James HINSHAW (nephew); Jane WEB (neice); Elizabeth WEB (neice); Joane SMITH (relationship unspecified); Audrey GOODWYN (relationship unspecified); Margaret DAVID (relationship unspecified); Elizabeth ASHTON (relationship unspecified); Alice MORGAN (relationship unspecified); Alice CADMAN the elder (relationship unspecified); Phillip SWANCOTT (Godson); Mary REES (relationship unspecified); Christopher HALL (relationship unspecified); Elizabeth HALL (relationship unspecified); Anne MUDDURCH (relationship unspecified); Joane HALL (relationship unspecified); Mary HALL (relationship unspecified); Jane HALL (relationship unspecified); Alice HALL (relationship unspecified); Anne HALL (relationship unspecified); Anne HALL the elder (relationship unspecified); Margery SAVAGE (relationship unspecified); Andrew SAVAGE (relationship unspecified); Joane BENNETT (wife of Edward BENNET, relationship unspecified); Edward SAVAGE, Wainee (relationship unspecified); Servant man of John SAVAGE; Servant maid of John SAVAGE; Ralph CHARLES (relationship unspecified); Margarett SAVAGE (daughter of Thomas SAVAGE & relationship unspecified); Margarett Verch DAVID (relationship unspecified); Thomas HALL (relationship unspecified & Executor); John SAVAGE (relationship unspecified)
Places: Trefeglwys; Wainee probably Waen, Trefeglwys
Others: Edward BENNET (husband of Joane SAVAGE); Thomas SAVAGE (father of Margarett & relationship unspecified); David MORRIS or MORREY (Overseer & Witness); John BREES (Overseer); Richard POWELL (Witness); Lucie OWEN (Witness)

John SWANCOTTE or SWANCOTT, Yeoman, 20 February 1654
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/239
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

John TILLSLEY or TILSLEY, Gentleman, 16 March 1640
of Tref Eglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/182
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

Ralph TILLESLYE or TILLESLEY, Yeoman, 04 November 1602
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/100
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

John WILLSON, Husbandman, 13 May 1607
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/109
National Archives, Transcription

Margarett WILSON, Widow, 29 September 1659
of Trevegloes, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/295
National Archives, Transcription
Alison has a digital image, to double check the transcription if need be.
Testator: Margaret WILSON, Widow
Died:
Beneficiaries: Ellinor WOOSNAM (second daughter); Elizabeth BENNETT (third daughter); Margaret BREES (fourth daughter); Jane BAXTER (youngest daughter); Richard WOOSNAM (grandson); Edward WILSON (relationship unspecified); Ellior WILSON (relationship unspecified); Church of Trefeglwys; Thomas HALL (son in law & Executor)
Places: Trefeglwys
Others: William WOOSNAM (son in law); John BREES (son in law); Thomas BAXTER (son in law); Master William HERBERT (debtor); Ju.ie MORRIS (witness); Giles MEDINS (witness); Christopher HALL (witness); John SAVAGE (witness)

Evan WOOSNAM, 22 August 1853
of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire
PROB 11/2177
National Archives, Transcription
I have a digital image.

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