The Last Will and Testament of John Risbridger, Gentleman of Capel, 1695

John Risbridger

Gentleman of Capel

(1642 – 1694)



The Last Will and Testament of John Risbridger, Gentleman of Capel, 1695

Detail: SW/23_701

Court: Surrey Archdeaconry Court

Will of John Risbridger – 14 September 1631

Repository: London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, Clerkenwell, London, England; Reference Number: DW/PA/5/1695; Will Number: 64

Probate: 12 June 1695

Transcribed by: Stephen Kuta

Date: 21st July 2016

This manuscript is out of copyright, but the compilation, the annotation and the textual, editorial, and introductory matter are the copyright of the editors, whose work should be acknowledged in any quotation or reproduction of this work.

The following is an Extract of the full Will


In the name of God Amen, the seventeenth day of August in the sixth year of our sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland King and Queen defenders of the faith this anno day 1694, I John Ridbridger of Capell in the county of Surrey being infirm of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praise to the lord therefore)

 (to poor of Shere, Capel and Ockley £2 each parish)

To my sons Joseph Risbridger, Thomas Risbridger, Robert Risbridger and Edward Risbridger £200 each at 21; to my daughters Elizabeth Risbridger and Ann Risbridger £150 each in a year or at marriage; to my wife Ann Risbridger all silver plate, half my linen and best bed in house and its trappings; to my son Henry Risbridger all my messuage Cotterell’s [in Ms ‘West Cotwells’], Parklands and Warren Land, Shere (140 acres) in the occupation of Jeremiah Martin and John Risbridger of Albury and land etc. called the Chart, Shere near road from Shere to Ewhurst in my occupation part of manor of Shere Ebor and all my messuage Stylehurst and Stony Stylehurst, Ockley (40 acres) in my occupation to pay debts and legacies and land to him if unsold, exec. and residuary legatee
Overseers: friends John Spencer of Dorking, gentleman, Joseph Lee of Guildford, gentleman,
John Stone of Rusper, Sussex, gentleman and Robert Spencer of Dorking, gentleman (10s each)
Witnesses: Edward Hooker; Christopher Fairhall; John Greenfeild; Thomas Persivall (X)
Proved: 12 Jun 1695 to exec. [DW/PA/7/16 QQ.59-60; DW/PA/5/1695/64] (£528 11s 8d)
<25 Oct 1722 to Ann Risbridger, widow of son Henry Risbridger and residuary legatee; 12 Feb 1722/3 further grant; bond of Ann (X) of Newdigate, Joseph Risbridger of same, gentleman and Robert Risbridger of same, gentleman>


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