PROBATE NZ

Alexander Robert DRetired baker       will filed 14 Apr 1966

Barbara Bowes               Widow, Christchurch                       will filed 15 May 1946

Dixon Bennett  School Teacher, Blenheim             will filed 22 May 1989

Eileen Agnes    Married, Christchurch                      will filed 10 Aug 1964

Elizabeth Lewis       Widow, Nelson                                  will filed 12 Feb 1968

Frank Ewart Payne        Farmer, Whenuakura, NPly            will filed 15 Mar 1937

Lara William                     Retired baker, ChCh                        will filed 9 Feb 1960

Margaret                           Widow, New Plymouth                    will filed 22 Sep 1921

Mary Bertha                     Widow, ChCh                                    will filed 8 May 1961

Mary Jane  Widow, Whenuakura, N Ply           will filed 16 Apr 1962

Norah Mataura                Married, ChCh                                   will filed 9 Apr 1968

Samuel Dixon                  Baker, Christchurch                       will filed 21 Sept 1925

Sidney Francis                Stock buyer/farmer, Waverley      will filed 7 Oct 1957

Thomas Egbert               Farmer, Albury                                  intestate 3 Apr 1952

William                               Tentmaker, Nelson                          filed 6 Feb 1922

William Henry    Tailor, New Plymouth                     filed 11 Apr 1934

Estate Duty Office Wills

Catalogue Ref. 1078/IRW
Creator(s): Legacy Duty Office, 1812-1853
Legacy and Succession Duty Office, 1853-1899

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/756  - date: 1827
  [from Scope and Content] Elizabeth Besley of Templeton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/757  - date: 1838
  [from Scope and Content] Elizabeth Besley of Rose Ash, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/758  - date: 1829
  [from Scope and Content] George Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/759  - date: 1840
  [from Scope and Content] George Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/760  - date: 1831
  [from Scope and Content] Grace Besley of Halberton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/761  - date: 1842
  [from Scope and Content] Henry Besley of Calverleigh, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/762  - date: 1818
  [from Scope and Content] James Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/763  - date: 1821
  [from Scope and Content] James Besley of Cullompton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/764  - date: 1836
  [from Scope and Content] Jane Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/765  - date: 1818
  [from Scope and Content] John Besley of Templeton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/766  - date: 1826
  [from Scope and Content] John Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/767  - date: 1838
  [from Scope and Content] John Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/768  - date: 1848
  [from Scope and Content] John Besley of Tiverton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/769  - date: 1844
  [from Scope and Content] Sarah Besley of Barnstaple, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/770  - date: 1819
  [from Scope and Content] Thomas Besley of Halberton, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/770a  - date: 1834
  [from Scope and Content] Thomas Besley of Exeter, Devon

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/771  - date: 1821
  [from Scope and Content] William Besley of Tiverton, Devon

This page was last updated: March 2, 2016
Creator(s):  Church of England, Cruwys Morchard Parish, Devon
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
Appenticeship Indentures (1698-1835)
FILE - William Mason apprenticed to William Besley for Northcott by consent - ref.  1092A/PO 313  - date: 1781
FILE - John Stone apprenticed to William Besley for Northcote - ref.  1092A/PO 346  - date: 1786
FILE - Joanna Tout apprenticed to William Besley for Pages by consent - ref.  1092A/PO 377  - date: 1790
FILE - Robert Miltone, 8 apprenticed to William Besley, yeoman for Northcott estate by consent - ref.  1092A/PO 408  - date: 1794
FILE - Elizabeth Parker, 8 apprenticed to William Besley for Northcott estate by consent - ref.  1092A/PO 436  - date: 1797

Creator(s):
Church of England, Loxbeare Parish, Devon
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OVERSEERS
Apprenticeship Indentures
FILE - Master: Thomas Besley; Trade/title: Housewifery/Husbandry; Apprentice: Richard Ayre - ref.  1558A/PO 114  - date: 1776
FILE - Master: Thomas Besley; Trade/title: Housewifery/Husbandry; Apprentice: Alice Arter - ref.  1558A/PO 116  - date: 1777
FILE - Master: Thomas Besley; Trade/title: Housewifery/Husbandry; Apprentice: James Arter - ref.  1558A/PO 118  - date: 1780
FILE - Master: Thomas Besley; Trade/title: Housewifery/Husbandry; Apprentice: Henry Vicary - ref.  1558A/PO 126  - date: 1790
FILE - Master: John Besley; Trade/title: Housewifery/Husbandry; Apprentice: John Coode - ref.  1558A/PO 132  - date: 1799

Tiverton
Catalogue Ref. 213 M
TITLE - DEEDS
Lands within the town boundaries.
Ferman's Houses, Westexe.
FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/19 - 20  - date: 1768  [from Scope and Content] 1. George Prescott, Charles Dingley, merchants London; Ebenezer Blackwell, banker, London; John Besley, Thomas Bidgood, sergemakers, Tiverton.
Exbridge, Meeting-House
FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/43-44  - date: 28, 29 September 1814  [from Scope and Content] 1. William Ackland, William Besley, George Dunsford, gents., Tiverton
Frosts Meadows
FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/72  - date: 31 December 1782  [from Scope and Content] 2. John Besley, merchant, Tiverton
FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/73  - date: 19 January 1783  [from Scope and Content] 2. John Follett, minister; George Dunsford, merchant; James Pulling, Francis Besley, sergemakers, all of Tiverton

Creator(s):
Church of England, Stoodleigh Parish, Devon

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
  Apprenticeship

     Apprenticeship Indentures

        FILE - Thomas Melhuish apprenticed to Thomas Besley for Bapcott - ref.  2985 A/PO 8/73  - date: 1772

        FILE - James Goss apprenticed to Thomas Besley of Loxbear for West Whitnall - ref.  2985 A/PO 8/118  - date: 1786

Creator(s): Fortescue family of Castle Hill, Devon
TITLE DEEDS: DEVON  South Molton and Chittlehampton
Meeth, Oldridge, Caveland
FILE  [no title] - ref.  1262M/T/1013  - date: 1784  [from Scope and Content] 1. Executors of Will. Besley
FILE  [no title] - ref.  1262M/T/1022  - date: 1806  [from Scope and Content] 1. Will. Peard of Barnstaple, gent., and Will. Besley of same, clothier

Creator(s):  Craddock Estate, Uffculme, Devon - Devon Record Office: TITLE
FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  4243M-0/T/219  - date: 1818  [from Scope and Content] 3. William Besley Jnr. of Tiverton, merchant
FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  4243M-0/T/223  - date: 1821   [from Scope and Content] 3. William Besley Jnr. of Tiverton, merchant

Creator(s):  Tiverton Borough Council, Devon
Devon Record Office: Documents received from Tiverton Borough Council - 26th May and June 1976
FILE - Devon Record Office: Papers relating to businesses - ref.  R4/1-0/PP/8(Box 8)  - date: 1841 - 1921  [from Scope and Content] Account book of R. Besley, Fore Street, Tiverton, butcher 1875 - 6
Devon Record Office: Miscellaneous documents received from Tiverton Borough Council, 26th May and 2nd June 1976
FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  R4/1-0/X1/19  - date: 1862  [from Scope and Content] Henry Besley's Supplement List for 1862 (Printed). Gives details of railway fares, Posts, population statistics, etc.

COUNTY OF DEVON - QUARTER SESSIONS
Catalogue Ref. QS
COUNTY OF DEVON - QUARTER SESSIONS: SACRAMENT CERTIFICATES - ref. QS/21
FILE - Sacrament Certificates: 1703 - ref.  QS/21/1703  - date: 1703  item:  [no title] - ref.  QS/21/1703/28  - date: 1703  [from Scope and Content] John Besley, rector (on induction); Chawleigh
Ellis family of Chagford - Catalogue Ref. 1695 M
Creator(s):  Ellis family of Chagford, Devon
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LEGAL Bonds
FILE - Jn. Besley, Chagford, clerk to Charles Digges, as L3, in £40 - ref.  1695 M/L 16  - date: 1744

Creator(s):
Church of England, Membury Parish, Devon
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
Settlement Examinations - ref. 2845 A-99/PO2
FILE - John Payne, labourer - ref.  2845 A-99/PO2/49  - date: 1813 [from Scope and Content] He was born in Rackenford where his parents belonged and was apprenticed there to James Potteridge, when he was 28 he went to Tiverton and made an agreement with John Besley at £10 and served 2 years, then he lived with John Hayward in Tiverton for 9 months, he then came to Membury and agreed with Thomas Paris for 3 months at 4s a week, he made another agreement with him for 6 months at 6s a week, he then got married and has worked as a day labourer.

Creator(s):  Church of England, St Thomas' Parish, Exeter, Devon
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
FILE - Parish Documents - ref.  4781 A - 99/PO 16  - date: 1692-1852
item: Copy of examination of Ann Davey, singlewoman born in St. Thomas - ref.  4781 A - 99/PO 16/9  - date: 1837  [from Scope and Content] Moved at 7 yrs old to St. Sidwell's Exeter, on death of mother hired herself as domestic servant, living at various places. Hired 5 yrs ago as a yearly servant to Mrs Besley of East Teignmouth at £4.0.0 p.a. and worked there 3 yrs. Now 23 yrs old, very ill and incapable of being moved.


THORVERTON DEEDS
Catalogue Ref. 1755M
TITLE - FILE  [no title] - ref.  1755M/T/14  - date: 1845  [from Scope and Content] George Bullock to Rev. W.H. Besley, Bradninch

Creator(s):
Reed family of Chawleigh, Devon
FAMILY - Marriage and Family Settlements - ref. 1768M/F/1 - 10   FILE  [no title] - ref.  1768M/F/3  - date: 1715  [from Scope and Content] to Rev. John Besley and John Cawsey

LEASES
Thorverton
FILE  [no title] - ref.  4061 M/L/1  - date: 1875  [from Scope and Content] 2. William Besley of Thorverton, yeoman

Devon Record Office: GOLD STREET TIVERTON
Catalogue Ref. 5234M-1
Devon Record Office: ESTATE - ref. 5234M-1/E
  FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  5234M-1/E/1  - date: c.1822
     [from Scope and Content] First page of abstract of title of Francis Besley to dwellinghouses and a garden in Gold Street

Devon Record Office: PENNY AND HARWARD, CRUWYS MORCHARD
Catalogue Ref. 618B-0
Devon Record Office: TITLE DEEDS - ref. 618B-0/T
  FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  618B-0/T/1-11  - date: 1748 - 1860
     [from Scope and Content] 618B-0/T/8 Copy of the probate of will (16 February 1848, 10 March 1848) of John Besley of West Sidborough. Mentions also a farm called West Sidborough, Tiverton 1848

Tiverton
Catalogue Ref. 213 M
TITLE - DEEDS
     Lands within the town boundaries.
        Exbridge, Meeting-House
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/41-42  - date: 21, 22 July 1784
              [from Scope and Content] 3. John Besly, merchant; Abraham Smith, surgeon; Martin Dunsford, merchant; William Acland, gent.; Francis Besly, sergemaker;
              [from Scope and Content] 3. Abraham Hurley, yeoman; William Besly George Dunsford, merchants; George Snell, hatter; Peter Carthew the Younger, ironmonger; John Peat, sergemaker, all of Tiverton.
        Frosts Meadows
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/70-71  - date: 26 November 1782
              [from Scope and Content] 5. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
              [from Scope and Content] 6. Francis Besly, sergemaker, trustee for 5., Tiverton.
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/73  - date: 19 January 1783
              [from Scope and Content] 1. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/74  - date: 20 June 1783
              [from Scope and Content] 1. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
              [from Scope and Content] 2. William Besly, son of 1., Tiverton
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/78  - date: 1802
              [from Scope and Content] Copy of oath of administration of possessions of Francis Besly deceased, made by William and Bernard Besly, nephews and heirs of the deceased.
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/87-88  - date: 6, 7 July 1819
              [from Scope and Content] 1. Ann Besly, widow of William Besly
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/89  - date: 7 July 1819
              [from Scope and Content] 1. William and Bernard Besly, Tiverton
              [from Scope and Content] 2. Ann Besly, widow, Tiverton

        Water Lane
           FILE  [no title] - ref.  213 M/T/143  - date: 1845
              [from Scope and Content] Abstract of title of Elizabeth Ann Besly to cottage and garden near Water Lane.
Devon Record Office: GOLD STREET TIVERTON
Catalogue Ref. 5234M-0
Devon Record Office: DEEDS - ref. 5234M-0/T
  FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  5234M-0/T/1 and 2  - date: 1822
     [from Scope and Content] 1. Francis Besly of Wells, druggist, surviving devisee in trust of the will of William Besly late of Tiverton, merchant, deceased, devisee in fee of the will of John Besly of Tiverton, sergemaker, deceased
     [from Scope and Content] Premises: one messuage and dwellinghouse and the dyehouse adjoining, formerly in the occupation of Spurway Patey deceased, lying at the east end of the town of Tiverton bounded with the river Lowman on the east, the lands formerly of John Maunder, merchant, on the south, the lands formerly of John Cock clothier on the west and the King's highway on the north, also one garden formerly a plot of ground on which stood the malthouse of John Pepper but which was burnt down, and afterwards purchased by Spurway Patey, and also two dwellinghouses formerly in the occupation of William Bryant and John Salter as tenants to Spurway Patey, all adjoining the messuage dwellinghouse and dyehouse. The premises were purchased by William Besly in 1749, inherited by John Besly his eldest son, who bequeathed them to his son William. William left the property to his cousins Francis and Bernard Besly in trust.

Devon Record Office: ESTATE - ref. 5234M-0/E
FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  5234M-0/E/1  - date: c.1822  [from Scope and Content] Abstract of title of Francis Besly to dwellinghouses and a garden in Gold Street, c. 1749-1819 (first page missing)



ANSTEY AND THOMPSON OF EXETER
Catalogue Ref. 1926 B
DICKINSON - TITLE DEEDS - ref. 1926 B/D/T
Tiverton
FILE  [no title] - ref.  1926 B/D/T/2/29-30  - date: 1815  [from Scope and Content] William Besly of Tiverton, merchant.

BUSINESS - ref. 1926 B/D/B
Partnership deeds
Bankers, Tiverton (Tiverton and Devonshire Bank)

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1926 B/D/B/1/6  - date: 1786
[from Scope and Content] 3. John Besly of Tiverton, merchant.
from Scope and Content] William Besly of Tiverton, merchant.
FILE  [no title] - ref.  1926 B/D/B/1/7  - date: 1808  [from Scope and Content] 1. William Besly of Tiverton, banker.


TIVERTON HOUSES
Catalogue Ref. 5682M-2 - TITLE
  FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  5682M-2/T/2  - date: 1797
     [from Scope and Content] 1. William Besly of Tiverton, merchant
  FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  5682M-2/T/3  - date: 1804
     [from Scope and Content] 1. James Cotty of Tiverton, gent. and Joanna his wife, William Besly of Tiverton, merchant and Joanna his wife and Charles Henry Sampson of Minehead, Somerset, esq.


Estate Duty Office Wills

Catalogue Ref. 1078/IRW  Creator(s):  Legacy Duty Office, 1812-1853  Legacy and Succession Duty Office, 1853-1899
FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/772  - date: 1821
  [from Scope and Content] Bernard Besly of Tiverton, Devon


Creator(s): Church of England, Cruwys Morchard Parish, Devon
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
Appenticeship Indentures (1698-1835)
FILE - William Parker, 9½ apprenticed to William Besly, yeoman for Northcott - ref.  1092A/PO 420  - date: 1796



THORVERTON DEEDS
Catalogue Ref. 1755M   TITLE - FILE  [no title] - ref.  1755M/T/15  - date: 1872  [from Scope and Content] 1. Rev. William Blundell Besly, Lewtrenchard


LUXTON DEEDS
Catalogue Ref. 47/9
FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  47/9/3/2  - date: 9 April 1839
  [from Scope and Content] To son George all messuages in Abbotsham, Eddisley and Holscombe in the several parishes of Brushford, Eddisley and Winkleigh, chargeable with the payment of jointure for wife Elizabeth and £400 each to daughters Jane and Mary and £50 to John while he is at the University and also £100 each to daughter Elizabeth, now the wife of Henry Besly, Susannah, now wife of Robert Luxton, Jane, Mary and Sibella.


Creator(s): Craddock Estate, Uffculme, Devon
Devon Record Office: TITLE - FILE - Devon Record Office - ref.  4243M-0/T/227  - date: 1834   [from Scope and Content] 1. William Besly of Tiverton, merchant

Estate Duty Office Wills
Catalogue Ref. 1078/IRW
Creator(s): Legacy Duty Office, 1812-1853  Legacy and Succession Duty Office, 1853-1899
FILE  [no title] - ref.  1078/IRW/B/787  - date: 1817  [from Scope and Content] Samuel Bezley of Woodbury, Devon

TIVERTON HOUSES
Reference 5682M-2  Covering dates 1788-1825  Held by Devon Record Office
Contents:  Title deeds and copy draft-marriage settlement
Devon Record Office  5682M-2/T/2  1797

Related information: (See 5682M/T/1)
Contents:  Lease for one year
1. William Besly of Tiverton, merchant
2. John Wood of Tiverton, gent.
Premises: one walled garden in Barrington Street late in the possession of Elizabeth Putt deceased and Margaret Incledon or of Peter Blundell esq. deceased as their undertenant, but now of 1., bounded on the east with Barrington Street, and on the south with a garden belonging to John Weech merchant, now in the occupation of Richard Nesbit esq.

Devon Record Office  5682M-2/T/3  1804
Related information: (See 5682M/T/4)
Contents:
Lease for one year
1. James Cotty of Tiverton, gent. and Joanna his wife, William Besly of Tiverton, merchant and Joanna his wife and Charles Henry Sampson of Minehead, Somerset, esq.
2. Richard Henry Strong of Tiverton, gent.
Premises: one messuage or dwelling house or dwelling houses with the orchard and garden belonging to it in Barrington Street now in the possession of James Cotty, lying between the lands formerly of Hugh Hodge on the north, the lands formerly of Henry Jarvis, maltster on the south, Barrington Street on the west and the lands formerly of John Blundell gent. on the east