PCC Wills

P.C.C. Wills to 1749

(PROB 11/151/35)
In the name of God Amen the twelfth daie of November one thousand sixe hundred twentie sixe and in the second yeare &c I Thomas Spratley of Maydenhead in the parish of Cookham in the Countie of Berks Butcher sicke in body but of good and perfect memory thankes bee given to god for it, Doe ordaine and make this my last will & testamt in maner and forme following First I give and bequeath my Soule into the hands of allmightie god hoping to bee saved by the death and bloodshed of Jesus Christ my most mercifull Redeemer and by none other meanes And my body I committ to the earth from whence it came to bee buried in the Church yard of Cookham aforesaid And as for my worldly goods wch it hath pleased god to endowe mee wthall I thus bestowe them First I give unto the Cathedrall Church of Sarum xijd Item I give unto the poore of the Towne of Maidenhead in the pish of Cookham aforesaid five shillings to bee distributed unto them by the Collectors of the same Item I give & bequeath unto Margery Spratley my Mother fortie pounds of good and lawfull english money to bee paid unto her wthin one whole year after my decease Itm I give and bequeath unto Thomas Spratley my sonne three score pounds of Currant English money to bee payed unto him at the age of one and twentie yeares or on the daie of his marriag wch shall first come Itm I give unto Elizabeth Spratley my eldest Daughter fortie pounds of currant English money to bee payed unto her when she shall accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares or upon her marriag daie wch shall first come Itm I give unto Ann Spratley my Daughter fortie pounds of Currant money of England to bee payed unto her likewise at the age of one and twentie yeares or on the daie of her marriag wch shall first happen Provided allwaies and my will is that if any one of my Children shall depart this life before they have accomplished the full age of one and twentie yeare or before the tyme theire portions are to bee paied as aforesaid that then his or her pte or portion to bee equally devided betweene the Survivors and soe in like manner one to bee the others heire The rest of my goods and Chattle not given nor bequeathed my debts payed my legacies and funerall expences discharged I give and bequeath unto Debora my beloved wife whom I make sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, and I request Mr Thomas Godfrey Mercer Mr William Turbill Inholder and Thomas Wescot of the pound[?] yeoman to bee Overseers of this my will and I give them for theire paines xijd apeece, not doubting but they will to the uttermost of theire powers see that this my will bee by mine Executrix well and truly pformed In witnes unto this my last will I have sett to my hand and seale the daie and yeare first abovewritten Memorand- that this will was written in the lifetyme of the testator by his directions and read unto him, and by him acknowledged to bee his last will and testament in the prsence of ye witnesses hereunder named but before the sealing and subscribing thereof he depted this life Thomas Godfrey Valentine Stone
Proved London 17/04/1627

(PROB 11/181/136)
In the name of God Amen the Eighteenth day of June Anno domini one thousand six hundred thirtie nyne &c. I Margery Spratley of Maidenhead in the Countie of Berks widdowe beinge sick in bodie but of sound and pfecte memory praised be god doe make and ordaine this my last will and testamt in manner and forme followinge first I com-end my soule into the hands of Allmightie god that gave it me And my bodie I com-itt to the earth from whence it came to be decentlie buried in such manner as shall seeme best to my executor hereafter named And as touchinge such wordlie goodes as it hath pleased god in monie[mercie?] to lend me I give and bequeath the same in forme followinge, First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Spratly fortie poundes of lawfull mony of England, Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Anne twoe paire of flaxen sheets one paire of towen sheets and a paire of pillowe beeres[?] five pewter platters twoe pewter Candlesticks a little brasse pott, and my best peticoate Item I give and bequeth unto my sonne Robert Spratlie five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto each of the children of my daughter Deborah Spratley five shillings apeece, and unto everie of the Children of Robert Woddall five shillings apeece, Item I give and bequeath unto Margarett Mann spinster one Coate and one smocke, Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the towne tenn shillings to be distributed amongst them them[sic] in bread att my buriall All which somes of mony before bequeathed my will is shalbe paied accordingly within one yeare nexte after my decease, All the rest and remainder of all and singular my goodes and chattells watsoever after my debts paied and fun-all expences discharged, I give and bequeath the same and every of them unto my sonne Christopher Spratley whome I hereby make the sole Executor of this my last will And I doe hereby nominate and appointe Valentine Stone Clerke Overseer of this my last will, And I doe hoereby revoke all former wills by me made, and doe publishe these presents for my last will and testamt In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above written Margery Spratly her marke, Sealed and published in the presence of Richard Fisher his marke Edward Dickinson.
Proved London 14/08/1639

(PROB 11/228/173)
In the name of God Amen the Twenty fowerth day of December one thousand six hundred and fiftie two I Richard Spratley of Kingrode in the parrish of Westbury up trim in the County of Glouc yeoman being sicke and weake in body but in perfect mynde and memory doe make and ordeyne this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First I give and bequeath my soule to the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to bee buryed in the Church yard of Westbury And as for that Temporall Estate which it hath pleased God to lend me I dispose of in this manner I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Spratley the sum of Fifty pounds to be paid to her within the space of Three yeares after my decease And likewise I give unto my said daughter Elizabeth my second best bedd and redd Rugg with other appurtenances suiteable thereunto Alsoe I give and graunt unto my daughter Prescilla Streat my Chattell Lease of the howse and a ground called the Connygeere[?] in Westbury but not to bee enioyed untill the Expiration of Seaven yeares after my decease Allsoe I give to my daughter Anne Fishpoole Tenn pounds to bee paid unto her within the space of six yeares after my decease Provided allwaies That if the said Anne Fishpoole happen to dye before the said six yeares shall bee expired Then the foresaid Tenn pounds to remayne to the Children of the said Anne and to the survivors of them, Alsoe I give unto my sonne Richard Spratley Tenn pounds yearely to bee paid unto him by my now wife Elinor for and towards his maintenance untill hee shall accomplish the Age of Twenty one yeares if the said Elinor shall soe long live and shee the said Elinor to deliver unto him the said Richard my Chattell Estate in Hallinge And it is further my will that after the death of my said wife my said sonne Richard Spratley shall have and enioy my chattell leases both at Kingrode and Hallinge which I hold by vertue of Lease from Mr Ralfe Sadler hee paying my debts and Legacies then unsatisfied Provided That if my said sonne Richard Spratley shall decease before hee shall come to have and enioye the Estate above bequeathed in manner and forme aforesaid That then after the Death of my said wife Elinor the said Estate shall remayne unto my three Daughters Prescilla, Anne and Elizabeth or the Survivor or Survivors of them. Allsoe my will is That if my wife shall dye before my sonne Richard shall attayne to the Age of Eighteene yeares That my trusty and welbeloved friends Edmond Rutland and Henry Wasborow shall receive the full issues, rents and proffitts of my two foresaid Chattell Leases att Kingrode and Halling to bee imployed for the discharging of my Debts or Legacies that shall bee then unpaid and for his use untill hee shall come to the full Age of Eighteene yeares Allsoe all my goods and Chattells undisposed of my debts and Legacies being paid and my funerall Expences being discharged I give and bequeath to my now wife Elinor whome I doe make and ordeyne my whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament In witnes whereof revoking all former wills I doe hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written Ricahrd Spratley his marke signed and sealed in the presents of Christopher Cole Jun Christopher Whitron
This will was proved at Westminster before the Judges for probate of wills and granting Adcons ye Nyne and twentith day of June 1653 by the oath of Elinor the Relict and Executrixe named in the said will To whome Adc-on of all and singuler the goods Chattells of the deceased was Comitted she haveing first taken her oath by vertue of a Comission truely to administer the same.

(PROB 11/241/448)
In the name of God Amen this sixe and twentieth day of July in the yeare of our lord god One thousand sixe hundred Fifty and fower I Ellienor Spratley of the parish of Westbury upon Trim in the County of Glouc widdow, beinge sicke in Body, yet (blessed be God) of sound and perfect memorie, takeing into consideration the frailety and mortality of all flesh Doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followeing (that is to say) First I Comend myselfe Soule and Body into the hands of Almighty God my Creator both in life and death in full assurance of salvation by the alone merritts of Jesus Christ And my body I Com-it to the earth to be decently interred att the discretion of myne Executor herein after named, And as for my worldly goods and Estate I dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth theis perticulars of Houshold stuffe followinge (vizt) One great brewinge kettle, one great brasse pott, one little brasse pott one little brasse kettle, One great skillett, a warmeing pann, one Iron drippinge panne, a paire of Iron Andirons and Doggs two broaches, one great, the other smale, halfe a dozen peeces of Pewter, three great, and three small, one flagon one Tankard, one Chamberpott, my best pewter Candlesticke, and salt seller, a flockebedd, a payre of Canvas sheetes, one dowlas sheete, one holland sheete, two feather pillowes a paire of holland pillow cases, a long Tablecloth, and a dozen of Napkins of laid worke, halfe a dozen of ioyned stooles, halfe a dozen of Cushions, my best Carpett, a suite of Curtens and vallens, two greene chaires a spice morter and pestle, a redd rugg and a paire of blanketts, a flockebedd and two bolsters, a white rugg and paire of Blanketts, a Bedsteed and Tester, a ladle and skimmer, a brandiron, and a pair of pollhookes, my pillion Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Richard theis perticulers following (vizt) my greene Rugge, a paire of blanketts, a flockebedd, a paire of canvas sheetes, a flockbolster, the Crocke which was his Grandfathers, one Table board the wood chayres, the forme, the wainscott, and all the fixed things, one salting Trough, a silver whistle and Corall, and foure silver spoones, one malt mill, a payre of Rucks and a Crane, a great Whitch Item I give unto my Daughter Ann Fishpoole theis perticulars following (that is to say) my next great Crock, a great kettle, a lesser kettle, a featherbedd and bolster, a redd rugge, a payre of sheetes, a Canvas board cloth, my Dowlas pillow beres wth lace, foure napkins, a little iron dripping pan a broach Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Priscilla Streete Five pounds in money And it is my will and meaneing that my weareing apparell shall be equally divided amongst my said three daughters Elizabeth Ann and Priscilla by my Overseers herein after named Item I give to my sister in law Ursula Dyer five shillings to buy her Gloves, Item I give to my sisters Alice Webb, Julian Ricketts, and Rachell Brock, to each a paire of Gloves Item I give to Thomas Consett my sisters sonne Forty shillings in money to be paid him within two yeares next after my decease Item I constitute and appoint Richard Streete my sonne in law sole and whole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, And I Constitute and desire my Trusty freinds Mr John Lawford Grocer, and Nicholas Fox Sadler Cittizens of Bristoll, Overseers of this my last Will and Testament And I give to each of my Overseers five shillings a peece to buy them gloves, as Tokens of my love, Desireing them to lend theire assistance to my Executor in the due Execution of this my will Item where as my late husband Richard Spratlin (in and by his will and Testament (whereof I am Executrix) gave to my daughter Elizabeth Fiftie pounds in money And to my daughter Ann Fishpoole Tenn pounds, My will and desire is that the same be paid according to the true meaneing of my said late husbands will Together with Twentie seaven pounds of his debts yet remaineing unsatisfied, The same legacies and debt to be paid out of my said husbands Chattells according to his said Will Item whereas I have disbursed One hundred pounds of myne owne estate to redeeme in a Morgage made by my said husband to Ezechiell Wallis Esquire of his Tenement att Hallen, Which Mortgage it is my request and desire to the said Mr Wallis, may still be kept on foote, for the makeing good to mine Executor of the said sume of One hundred pounds by me disburst as aforesaid for and towards the performance of this my last will and Testament And therefore I doe give and bequeath to my said daughter Elizabeth Spratlin Fortie pounds in money To my daughter Ann Vishpoole Twentie pounds thereof To her daughter Sarah Vishpoole five pounds To my said Executor Tenn pounds, And to his three children by my said daughter Priscilla fiveteene pounds betweene them, and the survivors, and Survivor of them, Which Sum-es last menc-oned (amounting in the whole to Ninety pounds) And also Tenn pounds in lieu of my funerall charges, And the aforesaid small legacies and tokens of money My will is shall be raised with all convenient speed out of the profitts of the Liveings at Kingrodes, and Hallen; assoone as the aforesaid debts and legacies of my said husband yet unsatisfied shall be raised; And on the full raiseing of the same debts and legacies of my said husband unsatisfied, and of One hundred pounds according to this my will, my meaneing and intent is that the said Deed of Mortgage shall be cancelled, made voyd and delivered up. Item all the rest and residue of my goods Cattles, Chattles, debts, and personall estate whatsoever not herein before given or bequeathed, (I wholely give and bequeath unto my sonne in lawe Richard Streete myne Executor In witnes whereof I have to this my last will and Testament conteyned in theise three sheetes of paper put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. Ellienor Spratlens marke. Signed sealed and published then in presence of Fra: Yeamans Norij[?] Publ. John Shipway John Fishpoole
This will was proved att Westminster 09/10/1654

(PROB 11/276/223)
In the name of God Amen I John Spratly of Maidenhead in the parish of Bray in the County of Berks Grasier being sicke in body but in good and perfect memory thankes bee given to god and callinge to minde this transitory world and knoweing that all flesh must dye doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament utterly revokeing and renounceing all former will or wills either by word or writeinge and doe make this and noe other for my will and testament And first I bequeath my soule to god that gave it and although I am a great and greiveous sinner yet I doubt not but my soule shall bee saved at the last day by the precious death and passion of my blessed saviour Jesus Christ and as for my body I desire it may bee buried in Cookham church in a decent and seemely manner and beseeming a Christian And for my worldly estate where with the lord hath blessed mee I give and bequeath in manner and forme following First I give and bequeath my house and barne with the backside and garden and all appurtenances there to belonginge situate lyeing and being in the parish of Bray in the County of Berks and knowne or Called by the name of Cole Tynker to my sonne James Spratly and to his heires for ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Sibbell the summe of five pounds a yeare for the space of tenne yeares next and immediately after my death to bee paid to her quarterly by my executor if shee live soe long otherwise the paiment to cease at her death as also I give to my wife the best Cowe that I have and to bee kept by my executor till Mayday Item I give unto my wife all my household goods that I am possessed of exceptinge the woole that is in the house Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Spratly the summe of five shillings to bee paid to him by my executor within one yeare next after my decease Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Boylett the summe of twenty shillings to bee paid within one yeare next after my decease by my executor Item I give to my daughter Margarett wife of Thomas Winch the summe of twenty shillings to bee paid by my executor within one yeare after my decease and to all my grandchildren the summe of twelve pence a peece to bee paid within one yeare next after my decease by my executor Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Browne my wives daughter the summe of forty shillinges to bee paid by my executor within one yeare after my decease Item All the rest of my goodes Cattles and Chattells unbequeathed with all debts due to mee by bond or otherwise my debts being paid and funerall charges defrayed I give and bequeath to my sonne James Sprattly whome I make my full and sole executor of this my last will and testament In wittnes whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale the six and twentieth day of September in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fyfty and six. The marke of John Sprattley Wittnes John Clappam John Bray Nathaniell Dunombe
This will was proved at London the twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred fyfty and eight before the Judges for probate of wills and grauntinge adminstrations lawfully authorized by the oath of James Sprattly the sonne and sole executor named therein to whome was graunted administration hee being first loyally sworne well and truely to administer

(PROB 11/283/608)
In the name of God Amen I Edward Spratley of Ranston als Raumstone in the County of Bucks yeoman being at this Seaventeenth day of October in the yeare of our Lord god accordinge to the account of our Church of England one thousand six hundred Fyfty and eight very sicke and weake in body yet in my perfect sense and memorie blessed bee to Almighty god for it but consideringe the uncertainety of man doe revoke and renounce all former wills by mee made either by worde of mouth or in writinge and doe ordaine and make this to bee my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge First I doe bequeath my soule into the hands of the Almighty god which gave it to me and to Jesus Christ his onely sonne my saviour and redeemer in whom I wholely relye for the redemption there of and my body to bee decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as for the worldly goodes which the Lord hath lent mee and blessed mee with all I doe give and bequeath as in manner and forme followinge Item I doe give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Anne Spratly and to my daughter Elizabeth Battison the wife of Thomas Battison of little Hotton in the county of Northton yeoman all my freehold lands which I the said Edward Spratly amany waies owner of onely excepted to my grandaughter Elizabeth Battison the three closes called and knowne by the name of Patenole closes in the parish of great Hotton in the foresaid county of Northton after the decease of my said wife and daughter Elizabeth Battison then to my said grandchilde Elizabeth Battison and her heires for ever Alsoe my intent and meaneing is that all my rents shall bee equally divided betwixt my wife and daughter dureing my said wives life Item I doe give and bequeath to bee equally divided betwixt my two grandchildren which is to say Anne Battison and Elizabeth Battison betwixt them two and theire heires for ever all my rent charge in Little Hotton all the rest of my lands and tenements to bee disposed by my said daughter Elizabeth Battison after her decease or at any tyme when shee shall thinke good Item I doe give and bequeath to my Cosin William Spratly the summe of twenty shillings to bee paid within six months after my decease Item I do alsoe give to his three sisters the like summe of twenty shillings a peece to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give and bequeath to my said Cosin Williams foure children the like summe of twenty shillings a peece to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give and bequeath to my sister Annes Children soe many as shall bee then alive at my death the like summe of twenty shillings a peece to be paid as aforesaid Item I doe give and bequeath to my sister Lettis her childe the like summe of twenty shillings to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to my sister Elizabeths Child the like summe of twenty shillings to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to my sister Pakes Children the like summe of twenty shillings a peece to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to Smiths Children the summe of five shillings a peece to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give and bequeath to Richard Stormers sonne the summe of tenn shillings to buy him an Ewe and lambee with all to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to Thomas Wildings sonne the like summe of tenn shillings to buy him an ewe and lambe with all to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to my Cosin William Baldwins Children the summe of five shillings a peece to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to Elizabeth Pakes the summe of twentie shillings to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to Thomas Pakes eldest sonne the like summe of twenty shillings to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give and bequeath to John Pakes Children the summe of five pounds to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to widowe Palmer widowe Title widowe Crowland Richard Smallbones Richard Butcher tenne shillings a peece Alsoe I doe give more unto the poore of the parish of Ranston to bee distributed amongst them at the discretion of the Churchwardens and the overseers of the parish for the tyme being Item I doe give the takeing of the living which now I live in to Robert Pakes Item I doe give to the two servants which shall live with mee at my death the summe of tenn shillings a peece Item I doe give to John Richardson the summe of tenn shillings to bee paid as aforesaid Item I doe give to Anne Trewlove Anne Jeffery and to Elizabeth Spratly Thomas Godfrey and Thomas Pakes Edward Johnson and Roger Gadsden all my godchildren which I desire should carry mee to Church the maides two shillings six pence a peece and my godsonnes five shilings a peece to soe many as shall bee then liveing Item all the rest of my worldly goodes Chattells and cattle houshold stuffe unbequeathed I doe give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Anne Spratley and Elizabeth Battison and to Alexander Brafeild of Hanslopp whom I doe appointe to bee my sole and [Whole?] executors of this my last will and testament my funerall and legacies before mentioned being discharged by them Alsoe I doe intreate my loveing freinds and neighbours Robert Pakes and Francis Clerke to bee the overseers of this my last will and testament and I doe give them for theire paines the summe of twenty shillings a peece In wittes heereunto I the said Edward Spratly have sett my hand and seale the day and year First above written The marke of Edward Spratly sealed published and declared to bee my last will and testament in the presence of us Francis Clarke his marke William Ishill.
This will was proved at London The eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord god one thousand and six hundred Fyfty and eight before the Judges for probate of wills and grantinge administrations lawfully authorized by the oath of Elizabeth Battison and Alexander Brayfeild two of the executors to whom was granted administration they being First sworne truely to Administer. Anne Spratley the other executor dyed before the Testator.

(PROB 11/289/152)
In the name of God Amen the Sixt[sic] of November 1650 : I John Spratley of Bray in the Countie of Berks Butcher, being sicke in bodie, But of good and perfect memory (thankes be given to God) : Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following ; First I Com-end my soule to Almightie God, my maker and redeemer ; And my bodie to be buryed in the Church yard of Bray ; Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Spratley my house at Maidenhead, And if the said John Dye before he is of the age of 21 yeares ; Then I give it to my daughter Mary Spratley, payeing her mother three pounds a yeare during her naturall life ; Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Spratley foure score pounds, to be paid to the said Mary Spratley when she comes to the age of 21 yeares ; Item I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Spratley one hundred pounds and the use of the rest tell my sonne and my daughter comes to the age of 21 yeares, Item I make and constitute my wife Mary Spratley my Executor of this my last will and testament ; And I desire my loving freinds John Bylatt, and Mathew Petefer, to be overseers of this my last will and testament, to see the same Duly, and truely executed, And I give them for their paines five shillings a peece ; In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale. The over Flich of the money that I have, I give it to my sonne John Spratley to be paid to him when he comes to the age of 21 yeares. The marke of John Spratley : Witnesses at the sealeinge hereof, Mathew Petefer. The marke of Elizabeth Harbart. The marke of James Spratley.
This Will was Proved at London Before the Judges for probate of wills and graunting Administrac-ons the nynth daie of March in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand, sixe hundred, Fiftie and Eight, English Stile. By the oath of Mary Spratley the relict and sole Executrix named in the said will. To whome Administrac-on of all and singular the goods, Chattells, and Debts of the said John Spratley deceased, was Com-itted and granted. She being first sworne by Com-iscion well and truly to Adminster the same

(PROB 11/371/140)
In the name of God Amen I Mary Spratlie of the parish of Bray in the county of Berks Spinster being sicke and weake body but of good and perfect minde and memorie thankes bee to God for the same And I doe make this my last will and testament as followeth Itt I give unto my brother John Spratly of the parish of Bray Butcher the summe of twenty pounds Itt I give unto Elizabeth Spratlie and Mary Spratlie the two daughters of the said John Spratlie to each of them Thirty pounds a peece Itt I give unto John Foore of White Walthom the summe of twenty pounds I doe desire my father in Law George Pettifor to bee my whole and sole Executors[sic] of this my last will and testament and to pay the said legacies unto John Spratlie and to John Foore at the feast of Michael next coming after the date hereof and the other to bee paid att the children age of one and twenty yeare of age And lastlie I desire that the Interest of the said mony for two yeares bee paid unto Georg[sic] Pettifor my father in law for his paines and trouble whereunto I the said Mary Spratlie have sett my hand and seale this twenty fifth day of October and in the Thirty Third yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lord Charles the second Ao Don-i one thousand six hundred eighty and one the marke and seale of Mary Spratlie Witnesse to this will Tho. Sowthey[?] the marke of Elizabeth Binfeild.
Proved 09/11/1682 (no details)

(PROB 11/460/72)
John Spratley of Lillington Lovell, Oxon, yeoman, 11/02/1700
 wife Anne Spratley<- All my House and Land scituate standing lyeing and being within the parish and precincts of Padbury in the County of Bucks. Lanes in the Common Feilds of Preston Buzard, Bucks if she lives with my son John Spratley, or else he receives rents & profits of same
<- 8 yearly if she stops living with son John Spratley. When she dies, land goes to John
 granddaughters Ann Spratley & Mary Spratley, two daughters of son John Spratley<- 100 each when reach 18
 gets very complicated
 servant maid Elizabeth Leister<- 20s
 Hannah Fry servant to son<- 10s
 John<- rest to him, who is Executor
 my loveing friends my Brother in Law Stephen Bigg of Winslow, Bucks, Blacksmith and my Brother in Law Thomas Adams of Thornborrough, Bucks, Yeoman<- Overseers
Proved London 12/05/1701

(PROB 11/475/51)
Richard Spratley of Wooburn, Bucks, Butcher, 18/11/1703
 son Richard Spratley & wife Anne Spratley<- all household goods divided between them
 wife<- 20
 grandson Richard Spratley & granddaughter Hannah Spratley<- 20 when reach 21
 son Richard<- Executor
Proved London 01/02/1703

(PROB 11/586/146)
Mary Spratley of Maydenhead, Berks, widow and Relict of Charles Spratley late of Maydenhead, Butcher, 18/05/1722
 son Christopher Spratley<- 10s for a Gold ring
 son Charles Spratley<- 1s
 dau Mary, wife of Thomas Christopher, Gentleman<- 10s for a ring
 John Harding, son in law, of Maidenhead, Berks, Butcher<- rest, & Executor
Proved London 02/07/1722

(PROB 11/593/217)
William Spratley of Maidenhead, Berks, Butcher, 01/07/1720
 son Ralph Spratley of Bray, Berks, Butcher<- 20
 dau Mary wife of Richard Price of Maidenhead, Barber<- 5
 grandchildren Sarah Spratley & Martha Spratley children of son William Spratley deceased<- 5 each when reach 21 or married
 grandson William Spratley son of Ralph Spratley<- 5 when reach 21
 grandson William Harris<- 10 when reach 21
<- bed & all furniture thereto belonging & being in the Garrett next to the street in my now dwelling house at Maidenhead
 daughter Elizabeth Spratley spinster<- rest, & Executrix
(Codicil 24/08/1723)
 son Ralph Spratley<- gets only 5 [as the 20 was what William owed Ralph]
 grandson Ralph Spratley son of Ralph Spratley<- 5 when 21
Proved 10/10/1723 ... Elizabetha Butterfeild alias Spratley (modo uxoris Johannis Butterfeild) filia dicta defuncti et Executricis

(PROB 11/595/44)
John Spratley of parish of St James's, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Butcher, 12/02/1723
 sister Mary Smith widow<- 6 for mourning
 the Widow Hughson<- 5 for mourning
 Mr Francis Hobbs & two executors<- 20s each for a ring
 Executors<- rest in trust for sister Mary Smith (out of which Mary Smith paid 10 yearly)
 Richard Spratley of Wooborne<- rest remaining in hands of executors.
<- 10 for mourning
 Mr Joseph Hobbs of New Street, Wire Drawer and Mr George Page of Rose Street Cheesemonger<- executors
Proved London 21/02/1723

(PROB 11/715/30)
William Sprattley of the parish of Saint Faith, London, Butcher, 18/12/1741
 brother Richard Sprattley<- all wearing apparell
 above's wife Emins[?]<- 3 of the best gowns, 3 suits of capo & child bed linen
 brother John Sprattley<- 1s
 friends John Wills of the parish of Saint Andrew Holborn and William Maddox of the parish of Saint James Clerkenwell<- Executors
 brother Richard Sprattley<- rest of household furniture, books, debts & anything else, paid at 1 per week
Signed William Sprattlee
Proved London 07/01/1741

(PROB 11/738/60)
Ralph Spratley of Bray, Berks, Butcher, 18/01/1744
 son Ralph Spratley<- 5
 dau Sarah Langton<- 5
 son Giles Spratley<- 20
 dau Susannah Spratley<- 100 guineas, one silver pint mugg, one silver Teapott & wife's best Gown & petticoat
 grandson Ralph Langton<- 5
 granddau Hannah Langton<- 5
 son William Spratley<- everything else, & executor
Proved London 11/02/1744

(PROB 11/741/235)
William Spratley of Bramley, county of Southampton, Yeoman, [date? - check]
 son William Spratley<- Freehold Estate called Lilly Mill in parishes of Bramley & Stratfieldsea, Southampton
 son Job Spratley<- Freehold Estate in Mortimer, Berks & Stratfieldsea, Southampton purchased of Thomas Mills of Mortimer
 dau Betty, wife of Moses Knight<- 5s
 dau Mary, wife of Daniel Nevill<- 5s
 dau Jane Spratley<- son William must keep her in his house & provide for her but if William should marry someone who is cruel & unkind to Jane, William must give her 6 every year while she remains single
 dau Sarah, wife of Edward Lane<- 50 given by son William Spratley
 dau Flower Spratley<- 5s[?]
 wife<- all the household goods
 Job<- some farming stuff [side of page faded - can't read a lot]
 William<- some farming stuff
<- Executor
Proved London 12/08/1745

Index to P.C.C. Wills and Administrations, 1701-1749 (PROB 12) [Administrations only]

Surname Forename Year Month County AW Ref Number

Spratlee/Fathers Elizabeth 1735 Sep Middlesex A PROB 6/111
Spratlee Thomas 1723 Aug Middlesex A PROB 6/99
Spratley Elizabeth 1743 Aug Surrey A PROB 6/119
Spratly John 1730 May Berkshire A PROB 6/106
Spratly Michael 1711  Jun Middlesex A PROB 6/87

P.C.C. Will Index 1750-1800 Ed. Anthony J. Camp (Society of Genealogists, 1992)

1791 SPRATELY, Margaret, otherwise Margraet, otherwise Margrett, otherwise SPRATLEY Surrey Nov 539
1755 SPRATLEY, Edward, A with W Berks Apr 115
1786 SPRATLEY, Francis Surrey Jan 59
1755 SPRATLEY, Henry Berks Nov 296
1779 SPRATLEY, James, further Gt Dec 1779 Middx Jan 27
1796 SPRATLEY, Jane, A with W Middx Feb 96
1780 SPRATLEY, Job Surrey Mar 160
1761 SPRATLEY, John Middx Aug 298
1779 SPRATLEY, John Middx Dec 516
1775 SPRATLEY, Judith Middx May 206
1791 SPRATLEY, Margaret, otherwise Margraet, otherwise Margrett, otherwise SPRATELY Surrey Nov 539
1796 SPRATLEY, Martha Surrey May 277
1778 SPRATLEY, Rachell, otherwise Rachel Middx Oct 418
1771 SPRATLEY, Samuel Middx Jun 272
1764 SPRATLEY, Thomas Surrey Sep 368
1782 SPRATLEY, William, A with W Middx Nov 562
1793 SPRATLEY, William Surrey Feb 112
1763 SPRATLY, James Berks Mar 152

(PROB 11/1138)
In the Name of God Amen I Francis Spratley of the parish of Kingston upon Thames in the County of Surry Maltman knowing that all Men must sooner or later resign their Breath to him that gave it and being of sound and perfect mind and memory doth in his name declare this to be my last Will and Testament First I commit my Soul to the Mercy of Almighty God that I sleep not in Death Eternal Secondly I desire my Brother James Spratley of the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid to be my whole and Sole Executor of all my worldly concerns for him to receive all Monies Debts &c that shall appear to be owing to me and also to discharge^and pay all such as I may owe thirdly my wearing Aparel I desire may be disposed of in manner following my best suit of Cloaths viz Coat Waistcoat Breeches Stockings Hat Shoes Buckles &c I bequeath to my Nephew James Spratley Son of my Brother James aforesaid to be by him had in remembrance of me and all and every of the remainder of my wearing apparel I give to my Brother Richard Spratley for his use and benefit with desiring my Brother James (my Executor) to be good and kind to my Father and Acting agreeable to what herein is contained will fulfil the Will and desire of me Francis Spratley X his mark - Witness Henry Brewster - Wm Millis
This Will was proved at London the thirty first day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty Six before the worshipful William Scott Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of James Spratley the Brother of the deceased and Sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first Sworn duly to Administer

Public Record Office "Documents Online" - Wills

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Description Date Catalogue ref.
Will of Richard Spratley, Yeoman of Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire 29 June 1653 PROB 11/228
Will of Ellienor Spratley, Widow of Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire 09 October 1654 PROB 11/241
Will of John Spratley, Yeoman of Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire 12 May 1701 PROB 11/460
Will of Richard Spratley, Butcher of Wooburn, Buckinghamshire 01 February 1704 PROB 11/475
Will of Mary Spratley, Widow of Maidenhead, Berkshire 02 July 1722 PROB 11/586
Will of William Spratley, Butcher of Maidenhead, Berkshire 10 October 1723 PROB 11/593
Will of Ralph Spratley, Butcher of Bray, Berkshire 11 February 1745 PROB 11/738
Will of William Spratley, Yeoman of Bramley, Hampshire 12 August 1745 PROB 11/741
Will of Edward Spratley, Butcher of Cookham, Berkshire 17 April 1755 PROB 11/815
Will of Henry Spratley of Wokingham, Berkshire 27 November 1755 PROB 11/819
Will of John Spratley, Poulterer of Saint Margaret Westminster, Middlesex 01 August 1761 PROB 11/868
Will of James Spratley, Butcher of Wokingham, Berkshire 02 March 1763 PROB 11/886
Will of Thomas Spratley, Widower of Christ Church, Surrey 27 September 1764 PROB 11/902
Will of Samuel Spratley of New Brentford, Middlesex 10 June 1771 PROB 11/968
Will of Judith Spratley, Widow of Saint Clement Danes, Middlesex 12 May 1775 PROB 11/1008
Will of Rachel or Rachell Spratley, Poulterer of Saint Margaret Westminster, Middlesex 16 October 1778 PROB 11/1046
Will of James Spratley, Butcher of Saint John Westminster, Middlesex 07 January 1779 PROB 11/1049
Will of John Spratley, Butcher of Saint Margaret Westminster, Middlesex 24 December 1779 PROB 11/1059
Will of Job Spratley, Butcher of Holy Trinity in Guildford, Surrey 11 March 1780 PROB 11/1063
Will of William Spratley, Butcher of Saint Margaret Westminster, Middlesex 25 November 1782 PROB 11/1097
Will of Francis Spratley, Maltman of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey 31 January 1786 PROB 11/1138
Will of Margrett or Margaret otherwise Margraet Spratley otherwise Sprately, Widow of Saint Margrets Westminster, Middlesex 07 November 1791 PROB 11/1211
Will of Jane Spratley, Widow of Saint Margaret Westminster, Middlesex 19 February 1796 PROB 11/1271
Will of Martha Spratley, Spinster of Guildford, Surrey 23 May 1796 PROB 11/1275
Will of Robert Spratley, Victualler of Maidenhead, Berkshire 10 March 1801 PROB 11/1355
Will of John Spratley otherwise Sprately, Victualler and Nursery Man of Dorking, Surrey 10 May 1802 PROB 11/1375
Will of James Spratley, Victualler of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey 11 October 1805 PROB 11/1432
Will of Rachael otherwise Rachel Spratley otherwise Spraley, Widow of Maidenhead, Berkshire 10 January 1807 PROB 11/1455
Will of Jane Spratley otherwise Jane Purden, Wife of Saint Anne's Westminster, Middlesex 26 April 1813 PROB 11/1544
Will of Frances Spratley, Wife of Maidenhead, Berkshire 20 May 1813 PROB 11/1544
Will of George Spratley, Shoemaker of Wokingham, Berkshire 05 July 1813 PROB 11/1546
Will of Jane Spratley, Spinster of Holy Trinity Guildford, Surrey 29 October 1818 PROB 11/1609
Will of Sarah Spratley, Widow of Effingham, Surrey 02 August 1823 PROB 11/1674
Will of James Spratley, Gentleman of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey 25 February 1824 PROB 11/1682
Will of George Spratley, Victualler of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey 10 November 1824 PROB 11/1692
Will of John Spratley, Widower of Cookham, Berkshire 11 November 1825 PROB 11/1705
Will of Jacob Spratley, Servant of Heston, Middlesex 11 March 1828 PROB 11/1738
Will of John Spratley, Victualler of Holland Street Brixton, Surrey 29 April 1829 PROB 11/1754
Will of David Sprately or Spratley, Nursery and Seed and Glassman and Seller of Patent Medicines of Dorking, Surrey 03 June 1833 PROB 11/1818
Will of Jane Spratley, Victualler of Kingston, Surrey 07 August 1840 PROB 11/1933
Will of Jane Spratley of Croydon, Surrey 24 November 1840 PROB 11/1936
Will of James Spratley, Shopkeeper of Wokingham, Berkshire 09 December 1841 PROB 11/955
Will of Ann Spratley, Spinster of Ham, Surrey 23 April 1851 PROB 11/2131
Will of John Spratley of Chelsea, Middlesex 04 February 1852 PROB 11/2148