Will of William Glenister of Shipton, weaver, 1652/3 (proved 1654/5)

National Archives PROB 11/243

The surname seems to have been written as Glewster by the PCC clerk and has been indexed as Glowster by the National Archives

The third day of March one thousand
six hundred fiftie and two In the name of God Amen I William Glenister of Shipton
in the Parish of Winsloe Weaver being weak in bodie but of sound and perfect
memorie doe make this my last Will First I committ my Soule to Almightie
God and my bodie to the Earth and my goods as followeth I give unto Joseph
Anne and Joane my three children that I have by Joane my former Wife
five pounds a piece to be paid to them within one yeare after my decease and
my Will is that my now Wife shall maintaine all my said children for the
tearme of one yeare And all the rest of my goods and chattells I give unto the
children I have by Abigall my now wife to be equallie divided amongst them
and if anie of them happen to die then theire part soe dying to be equallie
divided betweene the Survivors And of this my last Will I make Abigall my
beloved wife sole Executrix and the box of child bedd Linnen I give to Hannah
and Joane Glenister my two daughters to be equallie divided betweene them
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the third day of
March One thousand six hundred fiftie two aforesaid William Glenister his
marke sealed and published in the presence of Oliver Lawrence William
Norman Thomas Deely his marke

This will was proved att London the third and
twentieth daye of Januarie in the yeare of our Lord God according to the
accompte and computation of the Church of England One thousand six
hundred fiftie and fower before the Judges for probate of wills and granting
Administrations lawfully authorised by the oath of Abigaell Glenister the
Relict and sole Executrix named in the above written will to whom Ad(ministra)con
of all and singular the goods chattells and debts of the said deceased was committed
she being first sworn by Commission truly to administer & c


William Glenister's burial does not seem to have been recorded at Winslow. He was probably the son of William Glenister, bap. 7 Nov 1609. His first wife Joan (bap. 1614, daughter of Richard Snow, d.1636) was buried on 6 June 1648; they were married on 20 Nov 1631. His second wife Abigail (d.1695) married another William Glenister in 1655, and there was a dispute about her dower. The children mentioned in the will are:

However, the manor court of 1656 shows that William's heir was his son Richard Glenister (bap. 16 July 1635), who with the mortgagee Edward White sold a messuage and 40 acres of land to Thomas and Elizabeth Holloway.




Copyright 2 November, 2017