LANCHBURY Wills - Person Index

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This page lists the names of the people mentioned in each of the Wills which have been transcribed. Each Will has been allotted a number, and you will find both an original, olde style transcription, and a modern English version of each. To browse the full pages of Wills click the links in this paragraph, or to go directly to the Will relevant to you, click the link next to the Will number below.

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184.369 30 Nov 1562 Will: Robert Lanchepraye, Chadlington Burial 23/12/1567
unknown, husband Alice W3 Probate 12/3/1568

I Robert Lanchepraye . . . of Chadlington . . . sick in body . . .

Wife Alice (E)
Son Richard
Son William
Son Thomas (E)
Daughter Jone
Daughter Fortune
Cousin William Lanchepraye (O)

Overseers Thomas Drake? & my cousin William Lanchepraye
Witnesses none
Probate to ”. . executoribus in dicto? Testamento no‘nate in p‘sona Willm Busby de Enstone . . . . ."
Inventory 16/10/2
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185.68 10 Apr 1570 Will: Richard Lanchepray. Chadlington Burial 22/1/1570+
unknown Probate 17/3/1570+

I Richard Lanchepraye of Chadlington . . . . sick in body . . .

Son William
Son John
Son Robert (E)
Daughter Margaret

Witnesses Anthony Sambage? Thomas Carter John Carter
Probate to ”. . executor in eodem no‘i‘at in p‘sona Willm Busby . . .”
Inventory 11/14/7
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185.321 20 May 1574 Will: Alice Lanchepraye, Chadlington Burial 28/1/1574+
wid Robert W1 Probate 7/5/1575

I Alice Lanchepraye of Chadlington . . . sick in body . . .

Son William (E)
Son Richard
Son Thomas
Daughter Jone
Daughter Fortune
Daughter Margaret Clarck
Grandson? unnamed son of Thomas? [Thomas b 1572]
Grandchildren William, Margerie, Jone, Doritie Clarck, ch of Margaret

Witnesses William Lanchepraye the elder; John Lorde, husbandman
Probate to ”. . in p‘sona Will‘m Shawe . .”
Inventory 20/12/6
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W187.144 5 Jan 1581+? Will: Fortune Lanchpraie, Chadlington Burial 7/1/1582+
d Robert/Alice W1 & 3 Probate 23/3/1581+

I Fortune Lanchpraie . . . sick in my body . . .

Brother Richard
Brother William
Brother Thomas (E)
Sister Margaret Clarcke (with unnamed children)

Witnesses John Higgens (curate) William Cross
Probate to ”. . Administrac‘ Executori in dicto Testamento no‘i‘at in p‘sona Willm Shawe . . ”
Inventory 3/16/-
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W187.332 19 Jun 1596 Will: William Lanchbery senior, Chadlington Burial 18/6/1596 ?
poss s Robert/Alice W1 & 3 Probate 26/10/1596

I Wm Lanchbery senior . . . Chadlington, husbandman . . .

Daughter Mary [if she be alive]
Son-in-law Arthur Cooke
Daughter Anne Cooke
Grandchildren 3 unnamed, ch of Anne Cooke (<16)
Daughter Elizabeth Davies (E)

Overseers Willm S_orman? Robt? Carter Jn _____ & Isay? Harris?
Witnesses none
Probate to [no legible names]
Inventory 7/4/-


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W 190.263 2 Sep 1596 Will: Willm Lanchbery, Charlbury, husb Burial none
unknown, husband Margaret W8 Probate 27/9/1597

I Willm Lanchberry sick in body . . . .

Wife Margaret (E)
Daughter Margaret
Daughter Elizabeth
Daughter Ursula
Son El__s my house [Elizeus?]

Witnesses Willm Rose Anthony Ryman Edward Fillis?
Probate to ”. . Executrix in eode‘ no‘i‘at . . ”
Inventory 3/18/-
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W 191.128 16 Aug 1601 Will: Thomas Lanchberry, Chadlington Burial 20/8/1601
s Robert/Alice W1 & 3, hus Grace W10 Probate 25/91601

I Thomas Lanchberry of Chadlington . . . husbandman . . . sick in body . . .

Wife Grace (E)
Son Thomas
Son John
Son William
Daughter Katherin
Daughter Briggett
Daughter Jane
Daughter Susan
Bros-in-law William Crosse, Thomas Crosse
Cousin John Lanchbery
Creditors William Norman of Chadlington
widow Whitinge? of Finstock
Wm Crosse my brother-in-law
John Lanchbery my cousin
John Allin of Chadlington

Overseers my brothers in law Thomas Crosse & William Crosse
Witnesses William Osbaston, Thomas Crosse, Andrew Food__? Willm Crosse
Probate to [executrix in eodem . . .]
Inventory 19/2/-
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W191.145 10 Aug 1600 Will: Margaret Lanchbery, Charlbury Burial none
wid William W6 Probate 8/10/1601

I Margaret Lanncbery of Charlbury . . . widow . . . sick of body . . .

Daughter Ursula
Granddaughter Margery d Ursula (<16)
Daughter Elizabeth (E)

Witnesses Peter Toma‘ [Sema‘?] Richard Joyne[r?] T?homas G?e___g?
Probate to [executrix in eodem no‘i‘at . . .]
Inventory 3/3/8
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W59/1/34 17 Aug 1610 Will: Em Symons, Wootton Burial 2/3/1611+
d Richard (Charlbury) Probate --/5/1612

I Em Simones of Wotton . . . widow . . . sick in body . . .

Brother Anthony
Sister Elizabeth
Sister Jane Skasbrit/Skarsburrough
Brother-in-law Thomas Skasbrit
Nephew/niece 3 ch (unnamed) of Thomas & Jane Skasbrit
Son John Taylor (E)

Overseers ___ Pettye & Robert Paron?
Witnesses John X Baret? Thomas Carter Edmond Kylbe
Probate Named Executor still a minor, but probate granted to ”Thomas Skarsburroughe husband of Jane
Skarsburrowe als Lanchbury sister of Em Symons als Lanchbury”

Note: Em L == John Taylor 1598 Chad, John T bur 1602, Em T == John Simmons 1603 Chad, John S bur 1610.
The date 11/4/1612 appears after the will (in the same hand) and before the Probate. I don‘t know what this date represents. Inventory?
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WI196.10 7 Apr 1612 Grace Lanchbery, Chadlington Burial 27/8/1612
wid Thomas W7 Probate 26?/9/1612

I Grace Lanchbery of Chadlington . . . widow . . .

Son Thomas (E)
Son-in-law Anthony Carter (m 1609)
Son William
Son John
Daughter Bridget
Daughter Susan(na)
Daughter Katherine
Grandchildren unnamed ”my childrens‘ children”

Overseers brethren? Thomas Crosse & William Crosse
Witnesses John? Drake? John Crosse
Probate to [executor in eode noiat]
Inventory [rest of line appears to be blank]


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WI139/1/29 10 Dec 1624 Will: John Lanchbury, Chadlington Burial 23/3/1626+
s Richard W2 Probate 5/4/1627

I John Lanchbury, Chadlington, Carpenter, sick and weak in body . . . .

Wife unnamed (E) [was Susanna, d 1608. Did he remarry? XOMI]
Son John
Son Hercules
Son Thomas
Daughter Mary
Daughter Ann (E)
Daughter Frances

Witnesses none
Probate to [ . . . filia Anne . . .]
Inventory taken 26 Mar by Thomas Lander Anthony Crose & Thomas Lardner total 17/18/-
Exhibited 5 Apr 1627
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WI139/2/5 30 Oct 1633 Will: Thomas Lanchbery, Chadlington Burial 10/11/1633
s Thomas/Grace W7 & 10 Probate 23/11/1633

I Thomas Lanchbery of Chadlington . . . husbandman . . . sick in body . . .

Wife Anne
Son John (E)
Sister Bridget
Sister Katherin
Legatees 4 ch of John Townsend
Thomas Holloway s John Holloway (& Katherine)
Thomas Widdowes s William Widdowes (& Susan, Adderbury)
Dorithy Crosse d Richard Crosse
Thomas Lord s Thomas Lord
Hester Carter d Robert Carter
Elizabeth Esey? (poor)

Overseers Anthony Carter Thomas Harris
Witnesses Anthony Carter Thomas Harris
Probate to [. . . Johis Lanchbury filii . . . ]
Inventory Appraised 12/11/1633 by Anthony Crosse Anthony Carter Thomas Harris Total 123/16/8
Exhibited 23/11/1633

Note: Thomas may have previously married Elizabeth LORD (wid) who d 1624? Did he remarry Anne? XOMI
Eliz LORD‘s 1st husband (Wm) had a brother Thomas with a son Thomas.
Anthony CARTER (husband of Thomas‘s sister Joan) had a brother Robert with dau Hester (1630-34)
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Bd107.65 Bond: Frideswide Lanchbury, Chilston Bond 11/1/1641
wife of Ellis, marr 1597? Burial none

[Mostly indecipherable]
Named Johe Godfrey
Maria Godfrey Cleevely
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BdI107.85 Bond: Hercules Lanchbury, Chadlington Bond 9/9/1645
s John/Susanna W11 Burial none

Son Isaac
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WI139/2/34 14 Dec 1649 Will: Anthony Lanchberye, Bradwell Died 14/12/1649
s William/Margaret Wheeler Burial 15/12/1649
Probate none
I Anthony Lanchberye of Bradwell . . . yeoman . . .

Son Thomas (Little Faringdon)
Daughter Margery Whitting (E) my two houses etc in Chadlington
Daughter Mary Greenehelufe [Greenhalft in PR]

Creditors Mr Edward Yeat
John Keafe (or Kease) of Kencot
Richard Rudson of Chadlington
John Godfrey of Millton
William Stickle of Filkins
Francis Sheary alias Taylor of Kencot
Robert Burdock
John Vernham of Kencot

Overseers Mr Edward Yate & John Hamlyn
Witnesses Edw: Yate Junior Mary Goodinough
Inventory Appraised by John Hamlin and Richard Hughson Total 18/7/-
Exhibited 19 Oct 1650 [Marcherice Whittinge filia]


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WI203.140 16 Apr 1680 Isaiah Lanchbury, Chadlington Burial none
s Hercules/Mary W14 Probate 3/10/1680

I Esay Lanchbury of Chadlington . . . husbandman . . . weak in body . . .

Wife Elizabeth (E)
Son John (E)
Son William
Son Esay Estate etc that yard land commonly called Spooners Yard Land
Daughter Joane Lanchbury
Daughter Mary Lanchbury [sick?]
Landowner John Toolley

Witnesses Tho: Holloway John Garnar
Probate to [Johis Lanchbury fil‘ et Eliza‘ R‘lict‘]
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BdI107.313 Bond: James Lanchborow, Shipton-u-Wychwood Bond 3/12/1709
unknown, but see Famfile note Burial 18/7/1708 (?)

Relict Margaret
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WI205.377 7 May 1708 Will: John Lampory, Kingham Burial 12/5/1708
s William/Ann Probate 9?/5/1709

I John Lampory of Kingham . . . husbandman . . .

Brother William (E) all the [property] for the term of the two lives that be upon the Chattel Lease
Wife unnamed
Children unnamed

Witnesses Sho:? Kite Thomas Boulter Edward Gillett
Probate to [Gul Lampory frater]
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WI94.87 4 Jul 1726 Will: Joseph Lanchbury, Ramsden Burial 6/7/1726
unknown Probate 7/7/1726

I Joseph Lanchbury of Ramsden . . .

Wife Sarah ? remarry 1732 ?
Son Joseph
Son Stephen
Brother George (E)

Witnesses John Lanchbury John Cooke Tho: Dix
Probate to Geo: Lanchbury fratris 7 July 1720 [amended to 1726]
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78/3/40 (1729) Bond etc: Henry Lanchbury, Little Faringdon 15/8/1729
unknown. Desc from 1639 family? Burial ?Lit Faringdon?

Daughter Elizabeth Fisher
Son-in-law Robert Fisher, Little Faringdon

Named John Fisher, Little Faringdon
George Radbourn, Lechlade
Jacob/James Bouchier, Langford
E Davis ____
John Kinge?
Edward Davis sen
Edward Davis jun (Langford)
Geo: Cooper
Jo: Greenway Reg‘r


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WCod96.62 9 Jun 1735 Will, William Lanchbury, Chadlington Codicil 23/1/1738
Parents unknown, hus Sarah HARRIS. Burial 18/2/1738+
Probate 19/3/1738
I William Lanchbury of Chadlington . . . Yeoman . . . in indifferent health . . .

Son Hercules (E) Messuage etc on Lease of Sir {William} Osbaldeston
Son‘s now wife Mary
Grandson Isaiah s Hercules
Grandson John s Hercules
Grandson William s Hercules Messuage etc on Lease of William Rollinson Esq

Daughter Frances Burden
Grandson John Burden Messuage etc at Ramsden
Granddaughter Sarah Burden

Leaseholders Sir {William} Osbaldeston Bart
William Rollinson Esq

Witnesses Thomas Major? Abell Issard Tho: Bulley
Codicil wits Henry Ward John Burden William Dolton
Probate to [Hercules Lanchbury]
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Bd111.191 Bond: Ann Lainchbury, Southleigh Bond 15/4/1825
unknown, but see Famfile note Burial none

Husband James (surviving but dying without taking out Letters of Administration)
Son James

Under 20
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WPec18.40 15 Apr 1842 Will: James Lanchbury, Towersey Burial ?Towersey?
unknown Probate 4/2/1843

I James Lanchbury of Towersey . . . Farmer . . . weak in health . . .

Father Thomas
Wife Rebecca
Son William
Friends Robert Juggins of Emmington, Oxon (E) Richard Borden of Towersey, Bucks (E)

Witnesses Thomas Juggins William Bowden
Probate to [Robert Juggins one of the Executors ]
Under 450
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PROB11/1743 16 Jul 1654 Will: Mary Lainchberry, Chadlington Burial none
wid Hercules W14 Probate 20/9/1654

I Mary Lainchberry of Chadlington . . . widow . . .

Son William
Son Esay
Grandsons John & Esay Lainchberry ss Esay
Grandaughter Mary Lainchberry d Esay
Daughter Alce
Daughter Anne Hanckes?br /> Son-in-law Joseph Hanckes?
Grandchildren Hanckes? (unnamed, unnumbered)
Daughter Frances Harrys
Son-in-law (E) Humfrey Harrys
Grandsons John Harris, Robert Harrys
Grandaughters Mary Harrys, Alice Harrys
Legatees Alice Baylies & her 4 children
Legatees Anne Norman & Eliz: Norman

Witnesses John Smithe John Norman
Probate to Humfrey Harrys sole Executor . . . at Westminster
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2nd Sep 1825 Will: Edward Lainchbury, Ramsden Burial 24/11/1826 (?)
Probate 10/7/1828

I Edward Lainchbury of Mount Skippett near Ramsden . . . yeoman . . .

Wife Phoebe property in Kings Lynn (where she is living)
Sister Sarah Moore
Nephew unnamed, eldest son of Sarah Moore
Companion Susanna Ryman
Children John Lewis Ryman, Hester Ryman
Trustees (E) John Williams Clinch of Witney, banker; David Newman? of Ramsden, carpenter
Creditor my neighbour Charles Leake of Witney

Witnesses James Cook Wm Ferriman Samuel Ferriman
Probate to John Williams Clinch & David Newman? 10th July 1828

Notes: Poss bapt of Susanna Ryman 1789 Charlbury. No bapts of her children at Shipton or Charlbury.
Poss Susan(na) Ryman in Gt Rollright 1841 & 1851 (Unm, age 65) with servant Dorcas Hunt.
Edward Lewis Ryman (”15”) in Neat Enstone 1841. No Esther. Neither in 1851.
No Moore marr or bapts, Shipton or Charlbury, or in 1841
No sign of David Newman (or Norman) in PR or census. J W Clinch was well-known in Witney.
Lynn Regis was old name for Kings Lynn.
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3rd May 1802 Will: James LAINCHBURY, Grays Inn London
Probate 3/5/1802

I James Lainchbury of Grays Inn London . . .

Brother William LAINCHBURY
Sister-in-law, [w William] Martha LAINCHBURY
Nephew Trustee James LAINCHBURY
Sister, see Note unnamed LAINCHBURY
Nephew, [eldest son of unnamed sister] Edward LAINCHBURY
Nephew, [son of unnamed sister - under 21] William LAINCHBURY
Niece, [eldest d William] Elizabeth JAMES
Mention, [husband of Elizabeth] John JAMES
Niece, [d William] Mary CLIFFORD?
Mention, [husband of Mary] Edward CLIFFORD?
Niece, [2nd dau of unnamed sister] Elizabeth LAINCHBURY
Niece, [3rd dau of unnamed sister] Mary DOARE
Mention, [husband of Mary] William DOARE
Legatee (Exec) Sarah AUSTIN
Niece (Exec) Sarah LAINCHBURY
Friend, Deceased Isaac John BEARLEY?
Landowner, Deceased John JOYNER
Seller of property, [nephew of John JOYNER] Edward BIRD
Property owner, Brize Norton Mrs SMITH
Legatee, Wilcote Jane WELLINGTON
Legatee, Wilcote Mary WELLINGTON
Legatee John NOBLE
Legatee John MORGAN
Legatee Mary DUBOURG?

Witnesses Richard BARRY William DODD John DUNN

Notes: The will was written on a whole skin of parchment, approx A2 in modern terms, so the "original" lines are very long. Testator: son of James & Sarah nee VINAH Brother William's wife Martha was nee FOWLER, his 2nd wife The unnamed sister (with several children) was Mary, who married William LAINCHBURY in 1772 The nephew James was a son of that Mary, not of William. The niece Sarah (Executrix) was probably a dau of that Mary. William also had a dau Sarah, but she may have married in 1798, before the date of the will.
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