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A good and most interesting source for local and family historians are Wills and Death Duty Taxes. These now are a wonderful online source, and you are able to download for a small fee those documents that are of interest to you.

These are the holdings for Kingston Bagpuize, Draycott Moor, Longworth and Hinton Waldrist, that are held at The National Archives, Kew.

Wills for Kingston Bagpuize.

Will of Lady Dorothie Williams, Dowager of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 01 February 1630 PROB 11/157
Sir David Williams - KB Parish Register
Will of John Lattonn or Latton of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 11 May 1597 PROB 11/89
Will of John Latton of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 30 January 1632 PROB 11/161
Will of Thomas Quench of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 20 November 1663 PROB 11/312
Will of Mathew Skylman of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 06 November 1609 PROB 11/114
Will of Richard Dyer, Yeoman of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 08 June 1659 PROB 11/292
Will of Edmund Fettiplace of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 11 May 1711 PROB 11/521
Will of Henry Robarts, Roughmason of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 28 August 1723 PROB 11/592
Will of William Bartlett, Labourer of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 13 November 1805 PROB 11/1432
Will of John Taylor, Innholder of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 12 December 1751 PROB 11/791
Will of Thomas Munt, Schoolmaster of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 24 December 1789 PROB 11/1186
Will of John Yate, Gentleman of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 16 September 1672 PROB 11/340
Will of Hannah Taylor, Widow of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 15 June 1764 PROB 11/899
Will of William Roberts, Glazier of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 28 January 1777 PROB 11/1027
Will of Reverend David Williams, Vicar of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 03 February 1772 PROB 11/975
Will of John Blandy of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 14 December 1791 PROB 11/1211
Will of William Walker of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 17 February 1798 PROB 11/1303
Will of John Hill of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 17 September 1641 PROB 11/187
Will of James Dean, late Apothecary's Man at Saint Thomas' Hospital in Southwark of Southmoore near Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 16 January 1836 PROB 11/1856
Will of Elizabeth Herbert, Widow of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 15 December 1818 PROB 11/1611
Will of Ralph Whistler, Yeoman of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire 23 November 1667 PROB 11/325
Will of Sarah Bartlett, Widow of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 04 September 1828 PROB 11/1745
Will of Esther Brooks, Spinster of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 05 September 1846 PROB 11/2041
Will of Mary Dowling, Widow of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 26 June 1854 PROB 11/2192
Will of John Bennett, Schoolmaster of Kingston Bagpuize , Berkshire 16 April 1852 PROB 11/2150
Will of John Watts, Labourer of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire. Proved in the Court of Berkshire.

Wills for Draycott Moor [aka Southmoor]

Will of William Jenkins, Yeoman of Draycott Moor, Berkshire 11 May 1698 PROB 11/445
Will of John Litchfield, Farmer of Draycott Moor , Berkshire 24 December 1828 PROB 11/1749
Will of Richard Church of Draycott Moor , Berkshire 23 February 1843 PROB 11/1974

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Wills for Longworth

Will of Thomas Wedge, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 02 April 1650 PROB 11/212
Will of William Bunce, Gentleman of Longworth Lodge, Berkshire 14 January 1726 PROB 11/607
Will of Moses Couldrey, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 13 February 1671 PROB 11/335
Will of Peter Yates, Gentleman of Longworth, Berkshire 15 March 1672 PROB 11/338
Will of Susanna Davies, Widow of Longworth, Berkshire 09 December 1626 PROB 11/150
Sentence of Suzanne Dayes or Davies of Longworth, Berkshire 30 May 1627 PROB 11/151
Will of Thomas Porter, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 22 April 1618 PROB 11/131
Will of Robert Daveyes, Gentleman of Longworth, Berkshire 12 April 1624 PROB 11/143
Will of Henrie Southbie of Longworth, Berkshire 14 April 1624 PROB 11/143
Will of Thomas Simkins or Symkyns, Clerk of Longworth, Berkshire 10 July 1590 PROB 11/76
Will of Francis Alridge of Longworth, Berkshire 09 August 1632 PROB 11/162
Will of Thomas Tuckwell, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 16 January 1651 PROB 11/215
Will of Thomas Stone, Gentleman of Longworth, Berkshire 13 February 1539 PROB 11/27
Will of Richarde Yate of Longworth, Berkshire 24 July 1546 PROB 11/31
Will of Rowland Lathum of Longworth, Berkshire 10 April 1541 PROB 11/28
Will of Henry Sowthbie or Sowthbye, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 06 October 1599 PROB 11/94
Will of Richard Bellcher, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 05 October 1670 PROB 11/334
Will of Jonathan Blagrave, Almoner to the Kings Majesty and Rector of Longworth, Berkshire 08 December 1698 PROB 11/447
Will of Henry Martin, Gentleman of Longworth, Berkshire 05 December 1702 PROB 11/467
Will of James Payne, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 22 April 1732 PROB 11/651
Will of Elizabeth Sanders or Saunders, Widow of Longworth, Berkshire 15 December 1732 PROB 11/655
Will of Henry Webly, Gentleman of Longworth , Berkshire 07 September 1722 PROB 11/587

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Will of Morgan Leyson, Clerk, Rector of Longworth , Berkshire 03 November 1753 PROB 11/805
Will of William Nobes, Innholder of Longworth , Berkshire 19 October 1787 PROB 11/1158
Will of Richard Goodall, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 15 October 1668 PROB 11/328
Will of Susanne Davies, Widow of Longworth, Berkshire 30 May 1627 PROB 11/151
Will of John Couldry, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 17 June 1658 PROB 11/277
Will of Richard Church, Yeoman of Longworth , Berkshire 02 November 1808 PROB 11/1487
Will of John Langham, Yeoman of Longworth , Berkshire 12 December 1767 PROB 11/934
Will of Thomas Brown of Longworth , Berkshire 30 April 1764 PROB 11/897
Will of James Le Marchant, Rector, Batchelor of Longworth , Berkshire 20 November 1761 PROB 11/870
Will of Mary Boole, Widow of Longworth , Berkshire 28 March 1760 PROB 11/853
Will of William Boote, Gentleman of Longworth , Berkshire 19 January 1760 PROB 11/852
Will of John Beesly, Gentleman of Longworth , Berkshire 07 December 1793 PROB 11/1239
Will of Elizabeth Nobes, Innholder of Longworth , Berkshire 30 March 1789 PROB 11/1177
Will of Reverend James Williams, Clerk Rector Doctor in Divinity of Longworth, Berkshire 24 November 1802 PROB 11/1383
Will of Morris Langham, Farmer of Longworth , Berkshire 13 June 1804 PROB 11/1410
Will of William Haycrafte or Haycraft, Yeoman of Longworth, Berkshire 30 March 1660 PROB 11/297
Will of Frances Skey, Widow of Longworth, Berkshire 21 July 1668 PROB 11/327
Will of Francis Tuckwell, Husbandman of Longworth, Berkshire 21 May 1657 PROB 11/264
Will of John Rawlins of Longworth, Berkshire 04 December 1657 PROB 11/270
Will of Hungerford Whitfield, Yeoman of Longworth , Berkshire 03 February 1824 PROB 11/1682
Will of Benjamin Smith, Gentleman of Longworth , Berkshire 06 July 1824 PROB 11/1688
Will of Reverend John Davies, Rector of Longworth , Berkshire 05 May 1820 PROB 11/1629
Will of Alice Smith, Widow of Longworth , Berkshire 10 August 1826 PROB 11/1716
Will of John Brooks of Longworth , Berkshire 20 June 1844 PROB 11/1999
Will of Margarett Wibline, Widow of Longworth, Berkshire 04 July 1633 PROB 11/164

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Will of Susanna Mallam, Spinster of Longworth , Berkshire 26 June 1857 PROB 11/2253
Will of John Bartlett, Tailor of Longworth , Berkshire 11 March 1851 PROB 11/2128
Will of Sarah Clements, Widow of Longworth, Berkshire 06 June 1810 PROB 11/1512
Will of William Nobes, Innholder of Longworth , Berkshire 19 October 1787 PROB 11/1158
March 16 1808 IR 26/410
Administration letter of John Giles, Widower of Longworth, Berkshire. Proved in the Court of Berkshire.
May 01 1809 IR 26/410
Administration letter of William Clements of Longworth, Berkshire. Proved in the Court of Berkshire. May 12 1796 IR 26/411)
Will of William Hissey, Lamb Bottom, Roadside Farm, Longworth 1865
Will of John Hissey the Younger 1795

Wills for Hinton Waldrist

Will of Margery West, Widow of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 17 April 1632 PROB 11/161
Will of Bridgett Sherney, Widow of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 04 February 1659 PROB 11/287
Will of Richard Church, Yeoman of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 28 June 1680 PROB 11/363
Will of Hannah Withers, Spinster of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 04 May 1716 PROB 11/552
Will of Susanna Withers, Widow of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 15 March 1701 PROB 11/459
Will of James Duell, Yeoman of Fyfield near Maidenhead , Berkshire
Will of William Neale, Husbandman of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 30 December 1705 PROB 11/485
Will of Charles Loder of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 21 November 1727 PROB 11/618
Will of Elizabeth Haydon, Widow of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 12 July 1731 PROB 11/645
Will of George Hayden, Yeoman of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 12 January 1727 PROB 11/613
Will of Robert Skinner, Carpenter of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 06 June 1741 PROB 11/710
Will of Seymour Loder, Clerk of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 13 June 1743 PROB 11/727
Will of Nicholas Wansell, Yeoman of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 02 December 1685 PROB 11/381
Will of Richard Church, Yeoman of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 18 March 1658 PROB 11/275
Will of Reverend John Loder, Clerk of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 31 May 1805 PROB 11/1425
Will of Elizabeth Lynoe, Widow of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire 20 September 1684 PROB 11/377
Will of Henry Southby of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 16 May 1797 PROB 11/1291
Will of Thomas Bamford, Gentleman of Hinton Waldrist , Berkshire 17 September 1812 PROB 11/1537

Wills for Fyfield.

Although not in the area that is covered by Longworth and District History Society, they are added here for the interest of viewers.

Will of Benjamin Byam of Fyfield, Berkshire 22 December 1797 PROB 11/1298
Will of John Weaving, Shopkeeper and Baker of Fyfield , Berkshire 09 April 1804 PROB 11/1408
Will of Thomas Weaving, Batchelor of Fyfield , Berkshire 10 November 1835 PROB 11/1854
Will of James Weaving, Corn Dealer, Seedsman and Farmer of Fyfield , Berkshire 31 July 1847 PROB 11/2060
Will of Richard Hodgson, Gentleman of Fyfield, Berkshire 15 September 1628 PROB 11/154
Will of Rose Badghott or Badger, Widow of Fyfield, Berkshire 12 June 1630 PROB 11/157
Will of John Southby, Yeoman of Fyfield, Berkshire 13 November 1661 PROB 11/306
Will of Charles White, Gentleman of Fyfield, Berkshire 23 November 1663 PROB 11/312
Will of Mary Dale, Widow of Fyfield, Berkshire 22 May 1652 PROB 11/221
Will of John Leech, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 08 August 1804 PROB 11/1413
Will of Thomas Dalton, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 31 October 1808 PROB 11/1486
Will of Anne Mayott, Spinster of Fyfield, Berkshire 15 June 1730 PROB 11/638
Will of John Bullock, Yeoman of Fyfield, Berkshire 08 April 1657 PROB 11/263
Will of John Weaving, Shopkeeper and Baker of Fyfield , Berkshire 09 April 1804 PROB 11/1408
Will of Esther Stone, Widow of Fyfield , Berkshire 13 October 1768 PROB 11/943
Will of John Hart, Fisherman of Fyfield , Berkshire 06 November 1765 PROB 11/913
Will of Katherine Evans, Widow of Fyfield, Berkshire 20 August 1679 PROB 11/360
Will of Thomas Howe of Fyfield , Berkshire 21 January 1778 PROB 11/1038

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Will of Henry Clandfield, Husbandman of Fyfield, Berkshire. Proved in the Court of Berkshire.
November 25 1797 IR 26/410
Will of Francis Bullock, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 10 November 1772 PROB 11/982
Will of John Carter, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 20 October 1786 PROB 11/1146
Will of Annabella Trotman, Spinster of Fyfield , Berkshire 14 September 1780 PROB 11/1069
Will of John Carter, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 20 October 1786 PROB 11/1146
Will of Annabella Trotman, Spinster of Fyfield , Berkshire 14 September 1780 PROB 11/1069
Will of William Comins, Gentleman of Fyfield , Berkshire 10 January 1806 PROB 11/1436
Will of Henry Clandfield, Husbandman of Fyfield , Berkshire 31 July 1798 PROB 11/1309
Will of James Roberts, Gentleman of Fyfield , Berkshire 19 February 1795 PROB 11/1256
Will of John Dalton, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 29 January 1807 PROB 11/1454
Will of Thomas Stone, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 07 December 1838 PROB 11/1904
Will of Thomas Stone, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 04 September 1826 PROB 11/1717
Will of James Kimber, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 09 December 1836 PROB 11/1870
Will of Thomas Weaving, Batchelor of Fyfield , Berkshire 10 November 1835 PROB 11/1854
Will of Elizabeth Dalton, Widow of Fyfield , Berkshire 01 July 1813 PROB 11/1546
Will of Richard Comins of Fyfield , Berkshire 24 June 1830 PROB 11/1772
Will of Thomas Aldworth, Yeoman of Fyfield, Berkshire 25 November 1641 PROB 11/187
Will of Richard Winch, Gentleman of Fyfield in Bray, Berkshire 09 February 1659 PROB 11/288
Will of Sir Gilbert East of Fyfield , Berkshire 11 February 1829 PROB 11/1751
Will of James Weaving, Corn Dealer, Leedsman and Farmer of Fyfield , Berkshire 31 July 1847 PROB 11/2060
Will of John Stone, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 04 January 1842 PROB 11/1957
Will of William Parker, Yeoman of Fyfield , Berkshire 09 March 1840 PROB 11/1924

Miscellenous places with local surname.

Will of John Lay, Yeoman of Shilton, Berkshire 20 April 1709 PROB 11/507
Will of Edward Lay, Yeoman of Shilton , Berkshire 12 October 1808 PROB 11/1486
Will of Thomas Lay, Tallow Chandler of Wantage , Berkshire 15 March 1768 PROB 11/937
Will of Mary Lay of Windsor , Berkshire 22 September 1836 PROB 11/1867
Will of William Golding Lay, Gentleman of Wantage , Berkshire 06 February 1832 PROB 11/1795
Will of John Lay, Yeoman of Steventon , Berkshire 20 November 1818 PROB 11/1610
Will of Charles Lay, Baker of Langford , Berkshire 22 May 1827 PROB 11/1726

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