Robert Stone - probate 10 Feb 1581 of Langford Budville - written 5 Oct 1580 - 3 shillings to Church at Langford Budville and 3 shillings and 4 pence to church at Clayhanger. Left un-named but itemised things to sister Luce, brothers, wifes brother and sisters, John Stone son of Henry his lute, John, Johan, mother-in-law, father of his wife, Richard Toss, Robert and Wiliam Toss's sons get all the timber in Clayhanger, Richard and William Toss all the working tools. Wife sole Executor. Humfrey Stone a witness.
John Stone - probate 16 Jun 1602 of Milverton - written 20 Oct 1601 - mentioned Johan Stone - James' son Richard 3 shillings - John, William and Alice Frogpitt 3 shillings and 4 pence apiece - Humphrey Stone his father all his part in something in Parish of Clathanger - All remaining goods and chattells not yet given and before bequeathed I wholly bequeath unto Agnes Stone my sister - whole and only executor.
Ambrose Stone m. Elizabeth
bur. 18 May 1648 bur. 24 Feb 1632
Milverton, Som. Milverton, Som.
I I I I I
Robert Amye Elisabeth Nicholas Ambrose
2 Jul 1595 6 Apr 1599 5 May 1602 7 Dec 1604 23 Aug 1607
Milverton Milverton Milverton Milverton Milverton
m. m. 28 Jan 1641
Joan Mary Bryant
Langford Budville I
I I I I
I Elizabeth Hanna Amias
I 8 May 1642 19 May 1644 15 Aug 1647
I I I I I I I
Ambrose John Nicholas Elizabeth Grace Francis William
13 Dec 1637 7 Jul 1639 7 Mar 1640/41 24 Jan 1643/44 19 Oct 1645 17 Mar 1647 28 Aug 1650
Langford Budville Langford Budville Langford Budville Langford Budville Langford Budville Langford Budville Langford Budville
d. after 13 Oct 1696
m. ? m. 24 Aug 1668
Mary Thomas Shattocke
I I I I I I I I I I I
Joan John Jane Nicholas John Ambrose William Grace Faith Robert Thomas
10 Jun 1668 8 Jan 1669/70 16 May 1673 14 Oct 1675 18 Apr 1679 26 Apr 1681 26 Apr 1683 6 Jan 1685/86 4 Dec 1689
d. 1672 d. 1691 d. Dec 1762
bur. 23 Apr bur. 27 Mar bur.
Langford Budvil Burlescombe
m. m. 16 Jun 1694 m.
Langford Budvil Holcombe Rogus
Thomas Wyne John Salter Thomas Dinham
13 Nov 1691
bur. 26 Mar
NICHOLAS STONE 1604- Protestant Oath May 1641 - Nicholas Stone and two Robert Stones signed loyalty to the King and the powers and privileges of Parliament on the Eve of the Civil War.
Lay Subsidy 1641 - Nicholas Stone and Robert Stone each paid 3 shillings and a Robert Stone paid 2 shillings respectively.
1659 - Church Warden at Langford Budville.
NICHOLAS STONE 1641- An unnamed son buried 2 Oct 1679 with affidavit. A clothier at time of death. (A clothier was a merchant who organised the individual cottage workers whose skills and product contributed to the production of woollen cloth. The Clothiers bough the wool and their servants carried the wool to the cottages for the women to card and spin; carried the spun yarn back in turn to the dyers and weavers, fullers and shearers; carried the piece of cloth back to the middleman - the clothier. He in turn disposed of it mercantile middleman who was called a draper. This system grew up in the late 15th and early 16th century and continued in the West Country until the coming of the Industrial Revolution. Because he held property in more than one archdeaconry andpossibly more than one diocese his will was proved in the PCC in 1697.
In the name and fear of God Amen the thirteenth day of October in the of the reign of our sovereign Lord King William the third that now is over England and ? one thousand six hundred and ninety six. I Nicholas Stone of Langford Budville in the County of Somersetshire being weak in body but of a sound mind and disposing memory praise be God for his ? understanding and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle this to make and ordain my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first I give my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from wherest it was first taken to be buried in such Christian and devout manner as to my executor hereinafter named shall do thought most and convenient And as touching sum and goods as the Lord in mercy hath but my will intent and meaning is that the same shall be imployed and bestowed in such manner and form as is hereinafter expressed and I do hereby revoke renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formally made and declare and appoint this my last will and testament and none other. Item I give and bequeath unto Joane Wyne my daughter the sum of fifteen pounds to be paid unto her within three months next after my decease and also forgive Thomas Wyne her husband a debt of five pounds which he had borrowed of me. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Salter the sum of seventeen pounds to be paid unto he within three months of my decease and also I do forgive John Salter her husband a debt of five pounds which he borrowed of me. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Nicholas Stone the sum of three score and five pounds to be paid unto him within three months next after my decease and I do hereby also give and bequeath unto my said sonn Nicholas Stone all my right estate and term which I have in a certain dwelling house and garden lying with Wynsberr Bridge within that parish of Runnington in the county aforesaid immediately from and after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Ambrose Stone the sum of one hundred and five pounds to be paid unto him when he shall attain his full age of one and twenty years and in the meantime to be put out at interest for his best advantage. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Grace Stone the sum of threescore and twelve pounds to be paid unto her when she shall accomplish. her full age of one and twenty years and in the meantime to be put out at interest for his best advantage. Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Grace Stone all the estate right and term which I have in a certain cottage garden and orchard lying between a village in Harpford Hills immediately after the death and decease of me and my wife Mary Stone. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Faith Stone the sum of threescore and fifteen pounds to be paid unto her when she shall accomplish her full age of one and twenty years and in the meantime to be put out at interest for her best advantage. Item my will desire intent and meaning is that if any or either of my said children shall happen to dye before he or she so as aforesaid accomplish his her or their said age of one and twenty years that the Legacy hereby given unto he or she so dying shall go and remain unto the rest of my said children equally to be divided between them. Item I give and bequeath unto my said wife Mary Stone All the estate and right which I have in the said cottage near Ramsy immediately from and after my decease for and during the term of her natural life if my estate shall so long continue therein Also I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary the sum of forty shillings a year to be paid unto her quarterly by my Executors herein after named during the term of her natural life out of the estate wherein I now live situate in West Runnington within the parish of Langford Budvill aforesaid if my estate shall so long continue therein Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Mary Stone such a portionable part of the yearly rent or incomes of a certain messuage or tenement situate lying and being within the Parish of Cloyhidon (CLEYHIDON) in the County of Devon which I lately purchased from one John Haman? (Stamen?) of Cloyhidon aforesaid Yeoman as shall be thought fit in the judgement of my trustees therein after named as shall be sufficient and convenient for and towards the livelihood maintenance and education of Robert Stone and Thomas Stone my sons until they shall be fit and capable in the judgement of my said trustees to get their livelihood by their labour and my will desire intent and meaning hereby is that when my said sons Robert and Thomas Stone shall attain their said ages of one and twenty years then thereby give devise and bequeath my said lands lying in Cleyhidon aforesaid unto the said Robert Stone and Thomas Stone their heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them.Item my will intent and meaning further is that if either of my said sons Robert Stone and Thomas Stone shall die before he shall attain his said age of one and twenty years that then my said lands situate in Cleyhidon aforesaid shall do goe and remain unto the survivor of them to whom I hereby give devise and bequeath the same unto his heirs and assigns forever. Item my will intent and meaning further is that if my said sone Robert Stone and Thomas Stone shall both happen to dye before they shall attain their age of four and twenty years that my said lands shall go and remain unto my right heirs for ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my said wife from and after my decease all my indore goods and household stuff whatsoever except as foreinafter is excepted that is to say) my dying furnace my ? with the caldron and pan belonging thereunto my son combs and comb pott and three hogsheads) which said goods and household stuff herein before excepted I hereby give and bequeath unto my son John Stone. Item I give more unto my said wife Mary Stone all such virtualls and other things that are for food which I shall have at the time of my death And also all my corn that shall be in my barn and two of my best cowes my said wife maintaining my said daughters Grace Stone and Faith Stone until they shall be capable and fit to get their livelihood. Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife the sum of five pounds to be paid at the end of five months next after my decease. Likewise I give and bequeath most unto my said wife Mary Stone the sum of fifteen pounds to be paid at the end of one year next after my decease and my will and desire is that my said wife shall have the use of my now dwelling house and garden for the space of six months next after my decease. All the residue of my goods and chattels not herein and hereby given and bequeathed my debts first paid and my funeral expenses discharged I hereby give and bequeath unto my said son John Stone whom I make my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby desire and appoint my very good friends Ms Nicholas Littledon of Langford Budville aforesaid and my brother William Stone and my said son in Law Thomas Wyne to be my overseers in trust of this my last will and testament to see the same performed according to my devises and bequests herein and for their care and pains therein I give unto each and every of them the sum of five shillings a peice and I do hereby order will and direct that my said son John Stone shall pay and discharge all such costs charges and expenses as my said trustees shall be at ?hing execution of their said trust and do witness that this is my last will and testament I have here unto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of October anno one thousand six hundred & ninety six. Nicholas Stone signed sealed published declared by said Nicholas Stone the testator to his last will and testament in the presence of us. ? the mark of Robert Hallcroft the mark of Elizabeth Holworthy.