FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND JOYCE WEBLEY



John Webley was born in about 1670 of Eastnor, Herefordshire, the son of John Webley and Anne Turner. He married Joyce.


John and Joyce had the following children:


1. John, christened 9 January 1692 in Eastnor.


*2. Elizabeth, christened 1 September 1695 in Eastnor; married Richard Mason 19 April 1715 in Colwall, Herefordshire.


3. John, christened 17 July 1698 in Eastnor; married Mary Hammond in 1722 in Eastnor.


4. Sarah, christened 26 March 1704 in Eastnor.


5. Susana, christened 1 February 1708 in Eastnor.



SOURCES: Eastnor parish register extracts on www.ancestry.co.uk; Ancestry family tree of Philip Perry  https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/31057257/person/13172942954/facts .
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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN WEBLEY AND
ANNE TURNER




John Webley was born in about 1640 of Eastnor, the son of John Webley. He married Anne Turner 7 November 1667 in Eastnor.


John and Anne had the following children:


1. Umphrey, christened 3 June 1668 in Eastnor.


2. Mary, christened 24 July 1669 in Eastnor.


3. Samuel, christened 6 February 1669/70 in Eastnor.


*4. John, christened 20 October 1672 in Eastnor; married Joyce.


5. Charles, christened 16 July 1676 in Eastnor.



SOURCES: Eastnor parish register extracts on www.ancestry.co.uk; https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/31057257/person/13172942954/facts.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN WEBLEY



John Webley was born in about 1600 of Eastnor, the son of John and Elinor Webley. He was a yeoman farmer and carpenter in Eastnor.


A survey of the Manor of Castleditch shows John Webley's cottage: "The cottage appears on surv plan as timber frame building with chimney at one end. The road N from Eastnor to Ledbury is shown as passing close to the E of the cottage, this road now follows a route 30m further E. The cottage is named as John Webley." The house is classified as Post Medieval - 1540 to 1900 AD. (Herefordshire Through Time, www.herefordshire.gov.uk)



John
        Webley Cottage

Manor of Castleditch - John Webley's Cottage



A history of Eastnor mentions: "The house of John Weobley, a yeoman and carpenter who died in 1665, was similarly assessed on only one hearth, although it contained an entry or porch with a room over it, and a hall, kitchen and buttery with chambers over them as well as a little buttery." (The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor; Janet Cooper)


John was appointed an oversees for the will of William Saintbarbe, the prebendary of Hereford and parson of Eastnor in 1618/19: "And I do constitute and appoint Mr. John Webley and William Danford overseers of this my last will and testament." John's wife is also mentioned in the will: "To Mistress Webley, three of my best cushions, four joined stools and a Bible with gilded leaves.(Will of William Saintbarbe of Eastnor, 1618/19)


John was also a witness for the will of Richard Cocks of Castleditch, Esq. in 1623. John is also mentioned in probate documents in 1623 by Richard Hall of Ledbury: "I have received into my hands the sum of two hundred pounds which was settled in the hands of John Webley gent, for the paymt of one annuitye or yearly rent-charge of twenty pound unto Ursula Baggelshawe my mother-in-lawe". (A Genealogical Account of the Mayo and Elton Families of the Counties of Wilts and Hereford by Charles Herbert Mayo)


John is also mentioned in the will of William Danford of Ledbury, yeoman in 1638: "And I do nominate and appoint my nephews John Webley and Thomas Danford overseers of this my last will and tetament". John also was a witness to the will. (Will of William Danford of Ledbury, yeoman, 1638)


John died in 1665, leaving a will written 1 August 1665, and probated 7 September 1665.


John Webley the elder of Eastnor, yeoman, carpenter, 1665

In the name of God, Amen 1st August 1665 I John Webley of Eastnor in the county of Hereford, yeoman, being of perfect memory and remembrance, praised be God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following viz. First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer, hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour, to receive free pardon for my sins, and as for my body to be buried in Christian burial. Item I give to my son John one joined bedstead in the chamber over the hall. And also one table board in the hall and a side table, and a chest in the room over the entry and one vessel and a pipe, and all the shelves that are fastened to the house. Item I give to Elizabeth Welland my grandchild all the timber that is down in the meadow by William Baches and all the timber in Goldhills Green to build her a house, and I give to her 19s 6d which John Coats oweth me. And also I give to her all the money which Richard Dicks oweth me, and I give to the said Elizabeth Welland one box (let her take her choice, and all within the box). And as for all the rest of my goods whatsoever and household stuff remaining in the house wherein I now live, I give to my daughter Elizabeth Welland and to my daughter Joan Bridge and to my grandchild Elizabeth Welland to be equally divided amongst them three. Item I give to my said daughters Elizabeth and Joan all my corn on the ground now growing, to be equally divided between them. Item all the rest of my goods, chattels and cattle, unbequeathed, I do give and bequeath unto John Webley, my son, whom I do make my sole executor of this my last will and testament, my debts and legacies paid and discharged out of the same, and my funeral expenses. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal to this will, the day and year above written.

Signed, published and declared by the testator above named in the presence of John Hall, William Bach, Humphrey Morton, Richard Tomkins.
Probate 7 September 1665


An inventory was created for John's estate:

An inventory indented of all the goods cattle, chattels, debts and credits of John Webley the elder, late of Eastnor in the county of Hereford, carpenter, deceased, truly and indifferently taken, rated and appraised, the 11th August in the 17th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles 2nd by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, by John Hall, Humphrey Morton, John Dugmore and Richard Tomkin as followeth viz.

In the chamber over the buttery: Imprimis the deceased’s wearing apparel and money in his purse, £2
Item 1 joined bedstead, corded and matted, 1 chest, 1 coffer and 1 box, £1
Item 1 old flock bed, 1 feather bolster, 2 old rugs, 1 old blanket, £1 In the chamber over the hall:
Item 1 joined bedstead, corded and matted, I low bedstead matted, 1 coffer, 1 chair and 1 low stool, £1 6s. 8d.
Item 1 feather bed and 1 feather bolster an other feather bed, 1 bolster and 1 coverlet pawned for 20s., £2 5s. 4d.

In the chamber over the kitchen:
Item 1 old frame bed with other trumpery and 1 old coffer, 5s.

In the buttery:
Item 1 joined press, 1 meal trowe [trough], 1 powdering tub [tub in which meat or fish is salted or pickled], a pair of garden shears, 1 “towle”, 1 skeel and 1 barrel, 2 frying pans, 1 search [or searce – a sieve or strainer made of bristles, used in dairy] 1 little “male”, 1 tin watering pot with other trumpery there, £1 7s.

In the little buttery:
Item 1 spinning wheel, 1 bucking cowl, 3 axes, 1 hedge bill, 1 beetle [hammer used in hedging], 2 iron wedges, 1 whip saw [frame-saw with a narrow blade, used esp. for curved work], 1 mustard mill, 1 handsaw, 1 adze, 1 old scythe, 1 hatchet and other trumpery, £1

In the hall:
Item 1 joined table, 1 old table, 2 chairs, 1 still for roses, 2 chairs, £1 10s.
Item 3 brass pots, £1 10s.
Item 3 brass kettles and 1 warming pan, 16s.
Item 5 pewter dishes, 1 brass sconce, 1 smoothing iron, 1 peel [baker’s ladle], 1 corne [a musical instrument, a horn or cornet?] and 1 ribb [flat iron tool used for cleaning flax after the breaking process], 14s.
Item 1 pair of tongs, 1 pair of cobirons, 1 gridiron, 1 spit, 2 wire candlesticks, 2s.
Item 1 little joined box with divers small things therein, £1 Linen
Item 3 pair of hempen and hurden sheets, 1 pillow beere, 1 hempen table cloth, 3 table napkins, 16s.
Item 1 old bag and pair of weights, 1s.
Item 1 spittle [small spade], 1s.

In the outhouses:
Item 3 hogsheads, 1 ‘pike’ and 1 barrel, £1 1 beer barrel and 1 grindstone, 2s. Item corn in the barn newly housed, £1 Item 3 ladders and the head of a bedstead, 6s. Item 1 lease of certain lands in Eastnor for divers years yet to come, £40

Debts owing unto the testator:
William Turner, a couple of capons and 3s. 4d.
Thomas Stone, 6s.
Richard Abrahall, £3
Richard Careles, 4s. 6d.
John Dugmore, for rent arrears, 6s. 8d.
John Webley of the brook, 6s.
Richard Maddocks, 5s. 2d.
John Fishpool, 6s. 9d.
Total £35 9s 9d

Debts owing by the testatator at the time of his decease
Item Owing unto Mr. John Hall of Bullen by speciality, £11 1s.
tem More to the said John Hall upon account, 11s.

John Hall, Humphrey Morton, John Dugmore, Richard Tomkins. Richard Cornewall.


John and his wife had the following children:


*1. John, born in about 1640 of Eastnor; married Anne Turner 7 November 1667 in Eastnor.


2. Elizabeth, married Mr. Welland; had daughter Elizabeth.


3. Joan, married Mr. Bridge.




SOURCES: Will of John Webley of Eastnor, 1665, Ref: Herefs. RO 8/3/14, on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers; Cooper, Janet. The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor, Victoria County History, University of London..



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND ELINOR WEBLEY


John Webley was born in about 1575 of Eastnor, the son of John and Margery Webley. John was a husbandman in Eastnor. He married Elinor.


John is named in a lease in 1608: "Lease, Thomas Lawrence of Ledbury to John Webley of Eastnor. Messuage called Nelmes for £200 p.a." on 24 December 1608. (Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, A81/II/86)


John died and was buried 31 August 1614 in Eastnor.


John Webley the elder of Eastnor, husbandman, 1614

 In the name of God, Amen, the 28th August in the year of Our Lord God 1614; I John Webley, the elder, of the parish of Eastnor in the county of Hereford, husbandman, being sick and weak in body, but yet of good and perfect remembrance, all laud and praise be given unto Almighty God, calling to mind the frailty of man’s estate, and uncertainty of the time of death, and advisedly minding to bestow, set in order, and dispose myself toward Almighty God, and my goods, cattle and chattels towards the world, by whose grace, bounty and goodness I received the same, do by these presents, make, publish and declare this my present testament containing herein my last will in manner and form following, that is to say: First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer, beseeching of his infinite mercy, and for the merits and passion of his dear son Jesus Christ our alone saviour and redeemer, that he will receive the same into his glory and place it in the company of the heavenly angels and blessed saints, whensoever it shall please his omnipotence to separate my soul and spirit from this mortal body and from this transitory life; and my body I will to be buried in the churchyard of Eastnor aforesaid. And as concerning my funeral expenses and distribution to the poor at the time of my burial, I reserve that to the decision of my executrix hereafter nominated and appointed. And I do hereby renounce and revoke all former wills whatsoever, containing any other gift, legacy or bequest, other than the gifts, legacies and bequests in this my last will and testament contained. Item I do nominate, ordain and make Elinor, my wife, sole executrix of this my last will and testament. Item my will, intent and meaning is that Elinor my wife and my executrix shall have the use and occupation of all my goods, chattels and cattle during her natural life, and that it shall and may be lawful for my said executrix, from time to time, during her natural life to sell (for the maintenance of her corporeal necessity for food and sustenance) any part or parcel of my goods or chattels, provided always and my will, intent and meaning is that Elinor my said wife and executrix shall not sell, give, nor otherwise dispose of any part or parcel of any my goods, chattels or cattle, during her natural life, without the consent and agreement of John Webley thereunto first had and obtained. Item I do give and bequeath unto Elinor my wife and my executrix the use, occupation and profit of all that part of my now dwelling house from the entry or alley southward, together with half the backside and gardens with free ingress, egress and regress into and from the said part of the said dwelling house, backside and gardens, for my said executrix and her assigns during her natural life. In witness whereof I do acknowledge this to be my last will and testament, made and published the day and year aforesaid, in the presence of Thomas Danford, Richard Steward and John Webley.


John's will is mentioned in a history of Eastnor, when William Saintbarbe was the rector: "It was probably during his incumbency that the husbandman John Weobley the elder combined old and new ideas in his will, calling Jesus Christ ‘our alone saviour and redeemer’ but also referring to ‘the company of the heavenly angels and blessed saints’."  (The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor; Janet Cooper)

 

John and Elinor had the following children:


*1. John, born in about 1600 of Eastnor.



SOURCES: Will of John Webley of Eastnor, 1614, Ref: Herefs. RO 64A/2/13, on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers.

   


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND MARGERY WEBLEY


John Webley was born in about 1545 of Eastnor. John's mother, as mentioned in his will was Mabel, but his father is not identified. He is most likely Robert, William or John Webley, who are listed in records in Eastnor in the right time period.

A muster list of men of an age to provide defense of the town was held in 1539, and listed John, William and Robert Webley. John, William and Robert are also listed in the 1542 muster list. One of these adult men is most likely to be John's father, as this is about the time he was born.


Webley
        muster

Muster for Eastnor
(The Herefordshire Musters of 1539 and 1542 by MA Faraday)


John Webley of Eastnor died, leaving a will in 1579, which named his wife as Alice, so cannot be John's father - our John named his mother as Mabel in his will.


Robert died in 1549, leaving a will listing his sons as William, Thomas and John. Robert's will mentions his grandson, Robert, the son of Thomas, so Robert must have been of an age to be a grandfather in 1549. It is likely that he was born in about 1500. Robert's son William was of an age to be listed in the muster list of 1549, so was probably born by 1524. This also makes it likely that Robert was born in about 1500. Note that Robert owned more weaponry than William or John, with a gun, sword and dagger. William owned no weaponry at that point.


It seems likely that William was most likely the father of our John Webley, born in about 1545.


John married Margery. John was a yeoman farmer.


John died in 1592, leaving a will written 3 July 1592:


John Webley of Eastnor, yeoman, 1592

In the name of God Amen the 3rd day of July in the year of our Lord God 1592, I John Webley of Eastnor in the county of Hereford, yeoman, being sick in body but of whole mind and perfect remembrance, laud and praise be given to Almighty God, do make this my last will and testament in [manner] and form as hereafter followeth. First and above all things I commend my soul to Almighty God my [saviour] and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Eastnor aforesaid in the said county of Hereford. [And] as for my worldly goods, my debts being paid and my funeral expenses discharged, I give and bequeath [as] followeth. First I bequeath to John Danford that I owe him, £3 10s. 6d. Item I bequeath to Robert Danford that [I owe] to him, 35s. 8d. Item I bequeath to Alice Perle, that I owe her, 12s. 4d. Item I bequeath to my sister Anne Webley 8s. Item I bequeath to my brother William Webley, that I owe him, 15s. 8d. Item I bequeath to [Thomas?] Webley my brother, that I owe him, 4s. Item I bequeath to William Baldwin, that I owe him ,4s. Item I bequeath to Thomas Danford 2s. that I owe him. Item I bequeath to my brother Walter Webley, that I owe him, 12d. Also I give and bequeath to Margery Webley my wife all my quick cattle, as oxen, kine, ‘capull’ [horses], sheep, swine and all other my beasts and cattle. Also I will that Margery my wife shall give and deliver to William Webley my brother and Walter Webley my brother and Margery Webley my sister 3 heifers of a year old or upwards, that is to say, to every of the said William, Walter and Margery one heifer a piece to be delivered to them within one year after my decease Also I give and bequeath to Simon Bowle a two-year old sheep, to be delivered to him to be delivered[sic] within one year after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to Margery my wife all my treen ware, as pipes, hogsheads, stands and pails, except 2 pipes for cider which I give and bequeath to John my son. Item I give and bequeath to Mabel Webley my mother a bushel of maslin or muncorn. Item I give and bequeath to Robert Webley my brother a bushell of maslin or muncorn. Item I give and bequeath to Thomas, the son of Robert Danford, a black cow and 12d. in money. Item I give and bequeath to all and every one of my godchildren 12d. a piece. Item I give and bequeath to William Webley my brother a bushel of wheat. Item I give and bequeath to John Webley my son my tagged heifer, being a year old. Item I give and bequeath to John my son my chest and a coffer which were mine before my marriage. Also I give and bequeath to John Webley my said son my great pot, my sword and my hanger. Item I give and bequeath to Margery my wife all my wains, ploughs, yoke ‘towes’ and other tack and my implements of husbandry, to occupy the same to her use during her natural life; and after her decease my will is that John my son shall have the said tack and all other implements of husbandry, in as good state as shall be convenient, left to and for his own proper use and behoof for ever. Item my will is that all my sawed boards in and about the house shall be left to John my son, or else shall be bestowed upon the reparation of my said house to and for the use and behoof of my said son. Also I give and bequeath to John Webley my said son one bedstead, one bed, and all that belongeth to the said bed. Item I will that my bedstead in my house shall remain in the said house, and that Margery my wife shall have the occupation of the said bedstead during her natural life or so long as she shall be dwelling and abiding in the said house, and after shall leave the same to John Webley my said son and to his use for ever. All the rest of my goods and chattels, debts and implements of household not before bequeathed, willed nor given, I give and bequeath to Margery my said wife whom I make and appoint my full and whole executrix to see this my last will and testament performed, my debts paid my funeral expenses aforesaid discharged, and my body honestly and in good sort brought on earth. And I appoint Robert Danford and John Webley of Wayend my overseers to see this my last will and testament performed as aforesaid as I trust them. Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Webley my brother 20s. to be paid him within one year next after my decease. In witness whereof to this my present will and testament I have put my hand and seal the day and year above written in the presence of these whose names are underwritten.

Debts due unto me the said John Webley:
Imprimis William Turner oweth me 15s. 6d.
Item Mr James Jonsy oweth me 14s. 8d.

Read sealed and delivered in the presence of these viz: Robert Danford, Thomas Danford, William Danford, William Webley, John Webley of Wayend, John Danford, William Harris, John Bralad the writer

 
John and Margery had the following children:


*1. John, born in about 1575; married Elinor; buried 31 August 1614 in Eastnor.



SOURCES: Will of John Webley of Eastnor, 1592, 1592 Ref: Herefs. RO 44/1/55, on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND MABEL WEBLEY



William Webley was born  in about 1520 of Eastnor. He married Mabel. William is listed in the Herefordshire  muster list in Eastnor in 1539 and 1542.


William is mentioned in a history of Eastnor: "The bishop of Hereford held courts for his manors at Hereford and at Ledbury, and the free tenants in Eastnor owed suit to (that is were obliged to attend) both courts...Proceedings in 1555 included two cases of fighting or ‘affray’, a complaint of an unscoured ditch between the rector’s land and that of William Weobley, and a report of two unclaimed stray sheep". The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor, by Janet Cooper)

The same history records: "The small modern village between the church and the castle, earlier called Church End, was not recorded until 1578 when William Weobley held a ‘built messuage’ there." (The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor, by Janet Cooper)


William and Mabel had the following children:


*1. John, born in about 1545; mentioned in grandfather's will of 1549; married Margery, left a will proven 1592.


2. Alice, mentioned in grandfather's will of 1549.


3. Anne, mentioned in brother John's will of 1592.


4. William, mentioned in brother John's will of 1592.


5. Thomas, mentioned in brother John's will of 1592.


6. Walter, mentioned in brother John's will of 1592.


7. Margery, mentioned in brother John's will of 1592.


8. Robert, mentioned in brother John's will of 1592.



SOURCE: Will of John Webley of Eastnor, 1592, 1592 Ref: Herefs. RO 44/1/55, on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers; will of Robert Webley of Eastnor, 1549, Ref: Heref. RO 44/2/10, on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers; The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor, by Janet Cooper.
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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT WEBLEY



Robert Webley was born in about 1500 of Eastnor.


Robert died in 1549, leaving a will written 18 July 1549.


Robert Webley of Eastnor, 1549


In the name of God Amen the 18th day of July in the year of Our Lord God 1549 And in the 3rd year of the reign of our sovereign lord Edward VI by the grace of God king of England, France and Ireland defender of the faith, and in earth of the Church of England and Ireland supreme head, I Robert Webley of Eastnor in the diocese of Hereford sick in my body and, lauded be God, of good and whole mind and perfect remembrance make my testament and last will in form following: First and above all things I commend my soul to Almighty God the father of heaven, trusting through his great mercy and by the merits of the passion and blood shedding of his only son my saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ to have remission and forgiveness of all my sins; my body to be buried where shall it please God to call for me, by the discretion of mine executors. And as touching my worldly goods, I give and bequeath to the poor men’s box of Eastnor 12d. Also I give to Alice, the daughter of William Webley, a cow. Item I give to John, the son of the said William, one heifer. Item I give to Robert Webley, the son of Thomas Webley my son, one heifer. Item I give to Thomas Coke, my servant, one heifer in consideration of his service. The rest of all my goods and cattle not given nor bequeathed, my debts and funerals chiefly paid and discharged, I give to William, John and Thomas, my three sons, and to Alice, my daughter, between them to be equally distributed, whom I make and constitute my executors. These persons being witnesses: Thomas Clinton esquire, Thomas Caroe, yeoman, Thomas Hyde, with others more.



Robert and his wife had the following children:


*1. William, born in about 1520; married Mabel; mentioned in father's will of 1549.


2. John, mentioned in father's will of 1549; left a will dated 1579, mentioning son Thomas, son John, and daughter Alice.

In the name of God Amen the 23rd day of August I John Webley of Eastnor in the county of Hereford do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say: First I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God my maker and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Eastnor aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto the poor men’s box there 4d. Item I give and bequeath unto my six daughters £5 of current English money, to be paid unto them by equal portions within 3 years next after my decease; and if either of my said daughters do depart before the time above specified, that part to remain among the rest. Item I give unto Alice my wife the one half of all my household stuff, the best canvas and 20 s. of money, to be paid her within a year and a half after my decease. Item I give unto Thomas my son 20 s. to be paid him within one year after my decease. Item I do appoint continually to remain stander[d]s as cupboards [‘cubberd boards’], two ‘styles’, forms and painted clothes. Item I give unto John my son the second best canvas. Item all my other goods ungiven and bequeathed I give unto John my son whom I make my whole executor, and I do appoint Richard Grey my overseer and I do give him for his pains 3s. 4d. on the condition that he shall see this my will executed accordingly; and I utterly revoke and annul all other wills, legacies, bequests, executors and overseers by me in any wise before this time made, named, willed or bequeathed. In witness at the making hereof: William Clinton parson there, Richard Grey, William Pyford, John Leythe with others. Proved 19th October 1579. (Will of John Webley of Eastnor, 1579, Ref: Herefs. RO 44/2/46 , on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers)

3. Thomas, mentioned in father's will of 1549; left a will dated 1564, mentioning son William, son Robert, daughter Alice, daughter Elizabeth, and possibly daughter Joan.

In Dei nomini [In the name of God] Amen, the 4th day of November in the 6th year of the reign of our sovereign lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God queen of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc., I Thomas Webley of Eastnor in the county of Hereford, husbandman, being sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance, praise be given to God the father through Jesus Christ his son our redeemer and lord, make my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz. First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker and my body to be buried in the parish church yard of Eastnor. Item I give and bequeath to my elder son William three sheep. Item I give and bequeath to my younger son Robert one cow and four sheep. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Alice one ewe and one lamb. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one ewe. Item I give and bequeath Joan one lamb. Also my will is that my wife do give among my said daughters one cow, when she shall see time. All my other goods, my debts and legacies and the funerals discharged, I give and bequeath them to my wife, whom I make my sole executrix. In the presence of [illegible] Webley and John Webley of Eastnor. (Will of Thomas Webley of Eastnor, 1564, Ref: herefs.RO 44/2/26 1564 on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers).


4. Alice, mentioned in father's will of 1549.



SOURCE: Will of Robert Webley of Eastnor, 1549, Ref: Heref. RO 44/2/10, on www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk, transcribed by VCH volunteers.



An earlier will is recorded for Thomas Webbeley of Eastnor in 1481. The will was probated 3 April 1481, and mentioned his mother Joan.    
 
"Thomas Webbeley of Eastnor, 1481

At a court held in Ledbury on 3 April 1481 the will of Thomas Webbeley of ‘Estenor’ was proved. Executor: Joan his mother"

Notes taken from: Calendar of Probate and Administration Acts 1407-1541 and Abstracts of Wills 1541-1581 in the Court Books of the Bishop of Hereford, edited by M.A. Faraday and E.J.L. Coles with introduction and index compiled by M.A. Faraday, British Record Society, London, 1989, p. 79 Reference: 80/123 f112v