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HEREFORDSHIRE WILLS

 

The following indexes and wills for Herefordshire have been searched. Note the Diocese of Hereford also covered south Shropshire and some parishes in Worcestershire. Where full transcriptions have been completed, they are linked to the indexes and summaries below.

Herefordshire Probates, Administrations and Wills 1407-1587
(from Court Books of Bishop of Hereford)

1445 Oct 20 Richard Stary of Temdbury E: Maud his wife and William Corveser, Tenbury (p 98)
1458/9 Feb 28 Margaret Staure of Wessebury E: Robert Hawkyns and Johan his wife, Newnham (p 113)
1459 Nov 6 Philip Storre of Presthemd A: his relict and Richard Bonde and Richard Lyde of Presthemd, Leominster (p23)
1476 May 1 Isabel Stare of Burforde E: Richard Stare, Tenbury
1479 Nov 17 Walter Hill of Burford E: Richard Stary of same and William Hall of Greete, Cleobury Mortimer
1479/80 Feb 5 Johan Crymoke (p70 Grimok) of Presthemde E: Hugh Meiric and William Sterre, Kingsland
1488 Oct 7 Juliana Harper of Presthende E: Richard Ster her son and John Ster (?her son), Leominster
1493/4 Mar 8 (p 145 Thomas Carpynter) DW: Robert Carpenter against James ap Rees of Almaly (p. 138 against William Styry of Rewardyne; p. 145 against Richard More of Goodrych and Howell Fermor of Peterchurch and Sir James Eston rector of Whitney; p. 150 against James Gomond of Byford and Jevan Milward of Dorston and John Mabe of Kendurchurche; p. 158 against the vicar of Dormynton and John Pembruge of Malmyshyll Gamage and Jankyn Hunt of Peturchurche; p. 184 against William ap Howell of Yerdisley; p. 205 against Agnes Gosyngton of Yerdesley and John Pychard of Kynnersley; p. 210 against John Hoore of Alvynton and Richard Gye of Dene Parva; p. 220 against William Scull of Cowarne Magna and Freman John Seyce of Wormysley and James Bruggis of Webley, Hereford Cathredral (p. 132)
1499 Oct 8 William (Stary) Ster (p. 72 Storr) of Prestende E: John his son and John Lide junior (p 55), Leominster
1502 Nov 9 Richard Stor of Pembrig A: Isabel his relict, Pembridge
1508 May 9 Walter Steri (p.109 Stirry, 1508 p. 53 Stery) of Leynthall in Wigmore; E: ... his relict (p 101), Leominster
1508 May 17 George Monos of Burforde E: Roger Upton and John (?Stery), Tenbury
1525 Oct 10 John Stor of Prestende, E: Jeynkyn his son, Leominster (p 33)
1527-28 Thomas Storre of Prestene E: Christian his wife and Philip Thomas of same, Wenlock
1529-1530 John Sterry of Rewardyne E: Rose his relict, Ross Deanery
1537-1539 John Stare of Hem in Burford E: Elisabethe his wife and Richard his son (17 October), Burford Deanery (p195)
1540-41 Thomas Store of Prestene E: Benet his relict and Richard Wheler, Leominster Deanery (p49)
1562 Jan 10 John Sheperte of Weston in Burford W: made 10 January 1562 E: Margaret his wife B: Humfrey Smythe his son in law and Elyn Smythe his daughter in law; Witn: Nicholas Stary and Richard Cooke and Thomas Stary
1567 June 14 Alice Cowneley of the Feyrne in Burford W: made 14 June 1567 E: her daughter Johan B: her sons Roger and Thomas; O: Richard Nasche; Witn: Richard Hill, William Nasche and Thomas Starye
1577 Sep 8 John Elvell of Shobdin W: Made 8 Sep 1577 E: his wife Johan; B: his daughter in law Joice; O: David Meredithe; Witn: John Styrrye clerk and John Boole and Philip Beckett and Richard Childe and John Wooddehouse DRS: including William Childe

Abbreviations: E = Executor/rix, A = Administrator, O = Overseers of Will, B = Beneficiaries, DW = Dispute over a Will

 

Original Wills, Administrations, Inventories Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1540-1631 [LDS Film 91670 & 91671] STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found as follows:

1545 Thomas Starye, Burford
1569 George Styrrye, Leinthall Starkes
1572 Walter Stary, Burford
1582 Nicholas Stary, Weston Burford
1585 Margaret Stary, Weston Burford
1590 Thomas Starie, The Heme, Burford

Original Wills, Administrations, Inventories Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1602-1623, 1631-1650 [LDS Film 91672] STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found as follows:
1605 Humfrie Stary of Buraston
1608 Margaret Stary of Burford
1639 Edward Stary of Coreley
1641 John Stary sen of Burford

Probate Indexes and Abtracts, Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1662-1669 [LDS Films 1647469] STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found as follows:
1664 Edward Stary of Coreley [Abstract included in full Adminstration below]

Probate Indexes and Abtracts, Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1669-1687 [LDS Films 1647470] STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found as follows:
1683 Thomas Stary of Tenbury [Abstract included in Will below.]
1684 Francis Stary of Tenbury [Abstract included in Will below.]
1687 Edward Sterry of Hanley William [Abstract included in full Adminstration below.]

Herefordshire Administrations and Inventories 1662-1664 [LDS Film 91680]
1664 Edward Stary of Coreley [Admon. Abstract also included.]

Herefordshire Administrations and Inventories 1687-1690 [LDS Film 91698]
1687 Edward Sterry of Hanley William [Admon. Abstract also included.]

Herefordshire Administrations and Inventories 1685-1687 [LDS Film 91687]
No STERRY or STARY Will found.

Herefordshire Probates, Administrations and Wills, Diocese of Hereford, 1683-1699 [LDS Film 91592]
1683 Thomas Stary of Tenbury [Will plus Abstract]
1684 Frances Stary of Tenbury [Will plus Abstract]
1690/91 Thomas Starey of Burford [Will plus Abstract]
1691 John Stary of Neen Sollars [Will plus Abstract]

Probate Indexes and Abstracts, Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1688-1732 [LDS Films 1647471 and 1647472] STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found as follows:
1690/91 Thomas Starey of Burford [Abstract included in Will above.]
1691 John Stary of Neen Sollars [Abstract included in Will above.]
1711 Mary Stary of Knighton [Admon. Abstract only]
1712 Humphrey Stary of Cleobury Mortimer [Abstract included in Will below.]
1713 Richard Stary of Neen Sollars [Abstract included in Will below.]
1713 Ann Stary of Neen Sollars [Abstract included in Will below.]
1715/16 Richard Stary of Lindridge [Abstract included in Will below.]
1720 John Stary of Burford [Abstract included in Will below.]
1725/26 Thomas Stary of Tenbury [Full Administration plus Abstract included in entry below]
1725/26 Thomas Stary jnr. of Tenbury [Full Administration plus Abstract included in entry below]
1729 Thomas Starye of Bewdley [Abstract included in Will below]

Herefordshire Administrations and Inventories 1725-1727 [LDS Film 91712]

Probates Indexes and Abstracts, Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1762-1793 [LDS Film 1647650] No STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found

Probate Indexes and Abstracts, Court of the Dean of Hereford, 1670-1858 [LDS Film 1647653] No STERRY/STAREY/STARIE or variants found

Herefordshire Probates, Administrations and Wills, Diocese of Hereford, 1711-1858 [STARIE/STAREY entries only-with much thanks to Mike Cole.] The following LDS films covering Wills for this period for the Court of the Bishop of Hereford have been searched as follows: 1709-1714 [Film 91597]; 1714-1719 [Film 91598]; 1724-1728 [Film 91600]; 1727-1730 [Film 91601]; 1730-1736 [Film 91602]; 1736-1742 [Film 91603]; 1742-1748 [Film 91604]; 1750-1759 [Film 91605]; and Admons 1725-1727 [Film 91712]. Wills located and transcribed have been linked to the index below. No new STERRY/STARIE variants were located beyond those shown in the index below.

Year of Probate Date of Probate Testator Place Will or Admon
1712 Apr 8 Humphrey Stary Cleobury Mortimer W
1713 May 19 Richard Starie Neen Sollars W
1713 May 19 Ann Starie Neen Sollars W
1715/16 Jan 24 Richard Stary Lindridge W
1720 Sep 27 John Starie Burford W
1725/26 Jan 11 Thomas Stary Tenbury A
1725/26 Jan 11 Thomas Stary, jnr. Tenbury A
1729 Aug 5 Thomas Starye Bewdley W
1736 May 25 Eliza Starey Tenbury W
1737 Jun 7 Thomas Starie Burford W
1740 Jul 1 John Starie Knighton on Teme W
1745 Jul 30 John Starie Burford W
1753 Sep 25 Benjamin Starie Neen Sollars W
1756 Nov 2 Drusilla Starie Neen Sollars W
1766 Feb 11 Elizabeth Starie Neen Sollars A
1816 Jul 1 John Starie Leominster A
1820 Nov 24 Josiah Starie Burford W
1848 Dec 27 Patience Starie Stoke Prior W