Wills

The Wills Family of Merriott

Earliest Mention – 17th Century  18th Century    Next Page:  19th Century

Earliest Mention in the Records

The WILLS surname is found in the Merriott Parish Registers from the earliest times (1649) and in great abundance.  

MARRIAGES

January 1655 Thomas Wills,  Son of Thomas Wills, m Anne Lawrence
17 September 1656 Thomas Wills The elder; of Merriott m Margaret Joanes
13 October 1656 An Wills Daughter of Thomas Wills of Merriott m Benjamin Brooke
21 May 1667 Elizabeth Wills m  John Mitchell
10 May 1692 Joane Wills m John Langdon
23 January 1695 Anthony Wills m Joane Laver?
7 July 1696 Elizabeth Wills m John Eason

BAPTISMS (and Burials where indicated)

Hugh & An WILLS Baptism 11 June 1649 Elizabeth
Birth November. 1654 Susana
Burial 4 April 1664 Amie
William & Jane WILLS Baptism 2 March 1650 John
Robert WILLS (no wife’s name given) Birth 9 April 1655 William
Burial 7 June 1664 Samuell
Baptism 4 May 1668 Catharine
Thomas & Anne? WILLS Birth 18 October 1656 Elner
Thomas WILLS (no wife’s name given) Baptism 20 April 1661 Thomas
Baptism 29 May 1665 An
Baptism 9 August 1674 Anthony
Burial 17 September 1676 Sarah (of Chinnock)
John WILLS (no wife’s name given) Baptism 18 October 1659 Mary
Baptism 30 March 1662 Hellen
Baptism 11 July 1666 An
Baptism 30 January 1670 John
Burial 17 April 1671 John
Baptism 30 September 1672 William
Ruben & Ann WILLS Baptism 13 March 1663 Samuel
Jarvis WILLS (no wife’s name given) Baptism 6 February 1665 Edith
Baptism 6 February 1665 Mary
Baptism 6 January 1675 Sarah
John & An WILLS Burial 2 December 1667 A child
William WILLS (no wife’s name given) Baptism 23 November 1676 Catharine
Baptism 12 February 1677 Jane
Baptism 26 December 1677 Susana
William & Elianore WILLS Baptism 7 December 1680 Samuel
Thomas & Elizabeth WILLS Baptism 10 March 1684 Mary
Baptism 21 January 1686 Thomas
Baptism 3 June 1688 Thomas
Baptism 2 August 1691 Elizabeth
Hugh & Joan WILLS Baptism 21 January 1693 Jane
Birth 4 December 1698 William
Baptism 11 December? 1698 William
Burial 6 February 1715 William
John & Mary WILLS Baptism 7 January 1694 Mary Birth 26 November 1696 John
Baptism 29 November 1696 John
Anthony & Joane (nee Laver?) WILLS Birth 20 March 1696 Antony
Baptism 24 March 1696 Antony
Birth 20 February 1702 Joane
Baptism 21 February 1702 Joane
Baptism  23 August 1705 Thomas

BURIALS

MALES FEMALES

29 October 1682 Giles Wills
17 September 1665 Hugh Wills
13 December 1667 Hugh Wills
8 August 1676 Robert Wills
3 February 1683 Thomas Wills
13 December 1686 Thomas Wills
11 June 1654 William Wills
28 February 1680 William Wills
14 May 1697 William Wills Spelt Wils
9 November 1686 Anne Wills
1 July 1696 Anne Wills Spelt Wils
17 February 1697 Anne Wills Spelt Wils
14 June 1669 Elizabeth Wills Wyfe of Giles
10 January 1683 Elizabeth Wills
19 November 1695 Elizabeth Wills
29 January 1654 Elnor Wills Wife of Thomas
8 November 1656 Jane Wills Wid
1 May 1656 Joane Wills
1 April 1689 Katharine Wills
20 February 1653 Mary Wills Wid 

The 18th Century

MARRIAGES

MALES FEMALES
6 September 1704  George Wills ( Spelt Wils),  Labourer m Ema Portock? or Haroke?
21 September 1725 Samuel Wills, Lopen m Mary Slad, Merriott
24 June 1725 Thomas Wills, Merriott m Mary Screven, Crewkerne
19 October 1730 Anthony Wills m Mary Cooling
5 June 1738 John Wills, of South Petherton m  Eliz Lawrence of Merriott
23 April 1748 John Wills (West Chinnock) m Ann Buckland
30 January 1749 Anthony Wills m Mary Hooper
11 June 1761 John Wills m Susannah Paul
2 June 1761 Thomas Wills m Margaret Shutler
6 September 1774 John Wills m  Susannah Lacey
29 October 1782 Thomas Wills m Jane Mitchell
26 July 1784 John Wills m Elizabeth Mitchell
27 June 1784 William Wills m Elizabeth Pattemore
22 May 1792 Anthony Wills m Ruth Pattemore
22 November 1793 John Wills m Sarah Baily
12 July 1704 Mary Wills m William Nugent
9 June 1706 Elizabeth Wills Of George Hinton m William Solfe [Note:       probably Hinton St George]
2 April 1711 Mary Wills, Merriott m George Shepherd, abode illegible.
22 November 1716 Mary Wills m William Templeman
11 May 1725 Joan Wills, Merriott m Joseph Butcher, sojourner in Merriott
26 September 1728 Mary Wills m John Mitchell
31 December 1749 Mary Wills (Lopen) m John Ellen
13 February 1766 Margaret Wills m James Sweet
17 February 1778 Elizabeth Wills m John Young
8 February 1780 Susanna Wills m Samuel Pook
31 December 1792 Susanna Wills m Joseph Mudford (Middle Chinnock)
18 June 1793 Hannah Wills m John Pattemore
26 July 1794 Sarah Wills m James Lawrence

BAPTISMS (and Burials where indicated)

Hugh & Magdalen WILLS Baptism 12 January 1705 Hugh Baptism No date 1712 Joseph
Robert & Mary WILLS Baptism 25 November 1707 Charles Baptism 27 February 1710 Elizabeth
WILLS (no parent’s names given) Baptism Not given 1708 Elizabeth
Baptism 22 December 1708 Martha
Sam WILLS Baptism 21 April 1711 Sam (note: may be same child as below – entries in two different registers)
Sam & Sarah WILLS  Baptism No Date 1711 Samuell. See note above.
Hugh WILLS Baptism November. 1712 Joseph
Thomas & Mary WILLS Birth 13 November 1706 Mary
Baptism 18 March 1712 William
[Note: Mary, wife of Thomas
WILLS, was buried 1713]
Thomas & Catharine (Kat) WILLS Baptism 8 October 1714 Thomas Baptism 20 September 1725 Ann
William? WILLS? Burial 20 December 1718 James Difficult to read
Thomas WILLS (no wife
mentioned)
Burial 4 November 1722 Ann
Burial 9 January 1735 John
Samuel & Mary WILLS Baptism 19 December 1725 Mary
Thomas & Mary WILLS Baptism  17 May 1727 Anthony
Baptism  16 August 1730 Eliz
Baptism  25 December 1734 John
Baptism  29 December 1735 Thomas
Baptism  4 March 1738 John
Baptism  15 March 1742 Joseph
Baptism  29 September 1745 Edward
Baptism  30 July 1749 Betty
John & Elizabeth WILLS Baptism 11 June 1739 John
John WILLS Burial 2 November 1740 Robert
George & Eliz WILLS Baptism 21 June 1741 George
John & Ann WILLS Baptism 1 June 1748 Ann Baptism 21 August 1749 Susannah
Anthony & Mary WILLS Baptism t 3 September 1749 John
Henry & Joan WILLS Baptism 2 December 1750 Anne Baptism 27 May 1753 Susannah
Elizabeth WILLS Burial  25 June 1755 Thomas
John & Susannah (nee Paull)  WILLS Baptism  30 August 1761 John
Baptism  10 October 1762 Thomas
Burial  12 March 1762 Joseph
Baptism  25 March 1764 Ann
Baptism  25 August 1765 John
Baptism  24 May 1767 Hanna
Burial  20 December 1767 Hanna
Baptism  8 January 1769 Hannah
Baptism  27 December 1770 Anthony
Baptism  25 December 1772 Edward
Burial  23 October 1772 Hannah
Baptism  26 January 1775 Hannah
Baptism  22 January 1777 Mary
Baptism  26 May 1779 Joseph
Baptism  1 May 1781 Susannah
Baptism 20 January 1784 Catharine
Susannah WILLS Baptism 12 January 1776 Susannah, BC
Elizabeth WILLS Baptism 8 May 1780 Ann, BC
Ann WILLS Baptism 13 July 1782 Joan, Base
Thomas & Jane (nee Mitchell) WILLS Baptism  26 January 1783 Jane
Baptism  13 February 1785 Joseph
Baptism  6 May 1787 John
Burial  23 February 1788 John
Baptism  10 October 1789 John
Baptism  25 December 1791 Edward
Baptism  21 September 1794 Patience
Baptism  8 October 1797 Ann
Baptism  8 December 1799 Hannah
Baptism  28 November 1802 Samuel
Baptism  23 February 1806 Anthony
John & Elizabeth (nee Mitchell) WILLS Baptism  9 April 1787 Joan
Baptism  5 April 1790 Elizabeth
Baptism  15 July 1792 John
Baptism  25 December 1794 Thomas
Baptism  24 December 1797 William
Baptism  4 March 1804 Catharine
William & Susannah WILLS Baptism 4 May 1788 Susannah
Susannah WILLS Baptism  12 September 1790 Margaret, BC
Anthony & Ruth (nee Pattemore) WILLS Baptism  8 March 1793 Ann
[Note: Anthony noted as a Pauper]
Baptism  18 May 1795 Robert
Baptism  18 June 1797 Anthony
Elizabeth WILLS Baptism 8 March 1793 Fanny, BC
Baptism 8 March 1793 Samuel, BC
Note: Elizabeth noted as a
Pauper for both baptisms.
John & Sarah (nee Baily) WILLS Baptism 1 June 1794 Hannah
Elizabeth WILLS Baptism 21 May 1798 John, BC
William & Elizabeth (nee Pattemore) WILLS Baptism  18 September 1785 William
Baptism  5 April 1790 Samuel
Baptism  23 December 1792 Elizabeth
Baptism  5 January 1796 Susanna
Baptism  21 May 1798 Joseph
Baptism  28 September 1800 Matthew

BURIALS

MALES FEMALES
6 June 1731 Anthony Wills
5 February 1750 Anthony Wills
23 October 1759 Anthony Wills
26 February 1775 Christian Wills
29 December 1761 Edward Wills
10 January 1727 John Wills
29 December 1727 John Wills
24 August 1777 John Wills
15 March 1789 John Wills
28 February 1715 Joseph Wills
3 July 1763 Joseph Wills
1 November 1800 Matthew Wills
14 February 1745 Samuel Wills
26 October 1779 Samuel Wills
3 June 1785 Samuel Wills Pauper
December 1702 Thomas Wills Spelt Wils
13 January 1739 Thomas Wills
24 January 1762 Thomas Wills
12 March 1771 Thomas Wills
18 September 1749 Ann Wills
6 October 1754 Ann Wills
1 May 1781 Ann Wills
27 September 1795 Ann Wills
9 September 1703 Anne Wills Spelt Wils
4 April 1714 Eleaner Wills
16 October 1733 Eliz Wills
25 January 1740 Eliz Wills
8 May 1701 Elizabeth Wills
13 December 1702 Elizabeth Wills Spelt Wils
6 July 1791 Elizabeth Wills Pauper
15 February 1795 Elizabeth Wills
29 November 1800 Grace Wills
11 January 1712 Jane Wills
13 June 1749 Joan Wills
27 January 1775 Joan Wills
23 April 1704 Joane Wills Spelt Wils
22 July 1735 Kathrine Wills
29 June 1746 Katharine Wills
29 April 1713 Mary Wills Wife of Thomas
19 March 1720 Mary Wills
21 October 1733 Mary Wills
19 November 1769 Mary Wills, widow
18 May 1780 Mary Wills
15 April 1739 Sarah Wills
18 February 1797 Sarah Wills
20 January 1705 Susana Wills
23 August 1726 Susanna Wills
10 April 1795 Susanna Wills 

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