Extracts from indexes to York wills

These extracts were taken from microfilm copies of indexes originally published by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society (YAS). Modern spelling of forenames and place names has been used throughout and wills are listed in chronological order. Some original wills were not registered - this is not, therefore, a definitive list. It should be noted that these indexes refer to registers containing manuscript copies of the original wills. These were not necessarily contemporary copies and as with all transcripts there are bound to have been errors and omissions.

*Full transcripts of all of these copy wills have been made. Send e-mail for details.

Wills proved in the Exchequer & Prerogative Courts of York: 1389 1611

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Vol/Folio

Thomas

Raskelf

1 Jul 1511

8/76*

Robert

Raskelf

1514

8/119*

Robert

Raskelf

1514

8/121*

John

Bishop Monkton (Ripon)

26 May 1517

9/47*

Thomas

Kingston upon Hull

1517

9/51*

John

Topcliffe

16 May 1524

9/228*

John

Raskelf

16 May 1529

9/447*

Henry

Raskelf

1 Apr 1540

11/422*

Henry

Bishop Monkton (Ripon)

3 Jan 1541/2

11/632*

William

Raskelf

13 Oct 1546

13/203*

William

Topcliffe

27 Mar 1547

13/298*

Richard

Ripon

26 May 1547

13/358*

John

Markington (Ripon)

10 Dec 1556

15/304*

Thomas

Raskelf

12 Feb 1565/6

17/520*

William

Raskelf

26 Jan 1565/6

17/520*

Henry

Bilton

11 Apr 1567

17/720*

Simon

Grantley (Ripon)

18 Jun 1567

18/9*

George

Raskelf

11 Jun 1568

18/126*

Ann (Wid)

Wallerthwaite (Ripon)

4 Aug 1569

18/185*

Ralph

Raskelf

29 Apr 1572

19/389a*

John

Boscar Grange (Raskelf)

28 Mar 1574

19/699*

John

Otley

10 Oct 1579

21/196*

Thomas

Catton (Topcliffe)

2 Feb 1580

22/121*

Thomas

Wallerthwaite (Ripon)

2 Nov 1581

22/683*

Richard

Raskelf

5 Feb 1585/6

23/215*

William (Snr)

Ingerthorpe (Ripon)

8 Apr 1587

23/470*

William

Raskelf

19 May 1587

23/630*

John

Calverley

5 Jul 1593

25/1521*

William

Boscar Grange (Raskelf)

26 Dec 1597

27/271*

John (Jnr)

Ingerthorpe (Ripon)

3 May 1598

27/437*

Ann (Sp)

Calverley Park

28 Mar 1601?

28/407*

Agnes (Sp)

North Stainley (Ripon)

30 Mar 1602

29/48*

Henry

Kirkby Overblow

2 Aug 1604

29/422*

Robert

Dalton on Tees (Croft)

31 Aug 1606

30/262*

 


Wills proved in the Exchequer & Prerogative Courts of York: 1612 1637

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Vol/Folio

Edward

Ripon

12 Nov 1614

33/676*

William

Easingwold , husbandman

4 Jan 1614

33/482*

William

Grantley, yeoman

26 Jun 1616

34/211*

Gabriell

Otley

16 Jan 1617

37/380*

Margaret

Easingwold, widow

10 Sep 1623

37/480*

William

Ingerthorpe (Ripon)

16 Aug 1620

36/734*

Christopher

Eaveston (bur: Ripon), yeo.

19 Jul 1622

37/78*

William

Catton (Topcliffe), yeoman

6 Sep 1630

41/358*

John

No place (bur: Ripon)

No date

42/270*

 


Wills Proved in the Exchequer & Prerogative Courts of York: 1636 - 1652

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Bundle

Isabell

Grantley (Ripon)

13 Feb 1635

Jun 1639-40*

George

Otley

10 Jul 1637

Jan 1640-41*

George

Newhall (Otley)

24 Jul 1641

Oct 1641-42*

Thomas

Otley

30 Nov 1643

Feb 1644-45*


York Will Proved in London in Commonwealth Period: 1649 - 1660

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Folio

Thomas

Trenholme (Whorlton)

12 Jul 1658

456*


Wills Proved in the Exchequer & Prerogative Courts of York: 1660 - 1665

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Vol/Folio

Francis

Markinton

9 Mar 1665

46/590*


Wills Proved in the Exchequer & Prerogative Courts of York: 1666 - 1684

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Vol/Folio

Joan

Otley

1 Sep 1671

52/34*

John

Bradford

1671

53/257*

William

Broom Close (Brafferton)

7 Jul 1672

53/126*

Abraham

Beverley

10 Apr 1666

54/278*

Elizabeth

Otley

2 May 1674

56/18*

Peter

Boscar Grange (Raskelf)

3 Nov 1675

57/156*

Thomas

Ripon

Apr 1677

57/395*

Thomas

Thormanby

21 Aug 1681

59/481*

 


Wills Proved in the Court of the Dean & Chapter during Vacancy of See: 1683, 1686 - 1688

Forename

Abode

Date of Will

Page no.

George

Treeton

30 Nov 1685

291*

Jonas (ITT)

Durkar (Sandal Magna)

15 Dec 1686

154*

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