Bedminster Wills


Collated by Mary Mason.


1661 Apr 26 Hugh Claxton of Bedminster, Somerset, Gent.

My sister Mary wife of Daniel Hawkins. My sister Catherine Phelps. My brother John Claxton and his son William. Land in Trust for Sophia Zouch alias Claxton daughter of my sister Elizabeth deceased. My father William Claxton Esq deceased. My sister Ellinor Harsfield late deceased.

Proved. 31 May 1671 by his niece Sarah Harsfield.


1667 Sep 8 John Goning of Bedminster, Merchant.

His sister Alice Wadham. One half of his estate to his son Thomas.

Nuncupative Will Oct 26 1669 by his relict Elizabeth Goning.


1703 7 Dec Martha Appleton of Bedminster, Somerset, widow.

I have conveyed an estate near Bath to John Smith of Inglishcombe. My brother Sir John Knight and my son in law Thomas Stampe. My son John Appleton. To my daughter Margaret 100. My five children John, Martha, Joanna, Margaret and Grace.

Proved 17 Jan 1703/4 by sir John Knight. Further admon 30 Apr 1720 to Martha Stamp, widow, Sir John Stamp being dead. (Testator`s daughter)