Dring Family Wills

Oliver Hills of Warboys 1704      John Dring of Warboys 1745

William Dring of Warboys 1777     John Dring of Warboys 1797

Eleanor Dring of Warboys 1805    Oliver Dring of Warboys 1826

Oliver Dring of St Ives 1830     John Dring of Broughton 1842

John Dring of Woodhurst 1842    William Dring of Ellington 1844

Wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Essex Record Office wills

The following Will has been copied as accurately as possible to include the punctuation and spelling of the original copy. The right hand edge of the copy had parts of words, or whole words missing and only some of the more obvious have been included. Words, or parts of words, which were unreadable throughout the Will have been shown with a "?".

Will of Oliver Hills 1704


In the name of god Amen I Oliver Hills (senior?) of Warboys In the County of Huntingdon yeoman being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind And memory do therefore given to Almighty god for it : do make And ordain this my present last will And Testament in manner And form following that is to say first And principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty god hopeing through the merrits of my blessed saviour Jesus Christ to have free pardon And forgiveness of all my sins And to Inherit everlasting life : And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buryed : And as for such temporal (?) estate as it hath pleased Almighty god to bestow upon me I do give And dispose thereof as followeth - - Item All that my messuadg or tenement with All its appurtiment & the land belonging now standing And being within the Town And bounds of Warboys aforesaid : that which I latley purchased of Mr John Lulter of Broughton : I do give And bequeath until Oliver my son his heirs And Assignes for ever upon condition that he the said Oliver my son his Heirs or Assignes shall pay or cause to be paid on my said messuadg or Tenement the full sum of Forty pounds of currant Money of England in Manner And form following : That is to say the sum of Ten pounds the which I do give And bequeath unto my son Gilbert his Heirs or Assigns to be within the term of one whole year next after my decease : The sum of ten pounds more the which I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Joana the wife of John Dring her heirs or Assignes to be paid within the term of one whole year next after my decease : The sum of ten pounds more the which I do give And bequeath unto my daughter Alice her Heirs or Assigns to be paid within the term of two years next after my decease : And the sum of ten pounds more Resudue thereof which I do give And bequeath unto my daughter Anne the wife of John Elmor her Heirs or Assing to be paid within the term of two years next after my decease : Now if my said son Oliver or his Heirs shall refuse or neglect to pay the said sum of forty pounds or part of it accordingly as I have above bequeathed it then my will is that my said messuadg or tenement with its Appurtinance shall be forfeited for the non payment thereof : And shall be unto All those of my said children their Heirs which shall remain unpaid : Item I do give And bequeath unto Elizabeth Lunton my grand daughter my calf heiffer : Item I do give And bequeath unto Sarah Duncaster one good yew and Lamb : Item I do give And bequeath unto my daughter Alice All my household goods : And as for my horned Goasts (?) horses Mares sheep And All other my moveable goods And chattels whatsoever unbequeathed : my will is they shall be sould. : And the money thereby arising I do hereby give and bequeath to be equally divided And shared between my five children hereafter named : (aridells?) Gilbert Oliver Alice Joane And Anne by even and equal proportion : And further my will is that my son Oliver shall peaceably And quietly let my daughter Alice Injoy her dwelling in my said messuadge or tenement for the term of two years from the time of my decease And no longer ; the which if my said son Oliver shall Refuse to do then my will is that my said son Oliver shall pay unto my said daughter Alice in Lieu thereof the sum of four pounds of currant money of England : And lastly my will is And I hereby do constitute make and Appoint my son Oliver And my daughter ? full And Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament : In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand And Seal the Eight and Twentyth day of february In the year of our Lord god 1704

Signed sealed and Acknowledged

                                                      Oliver Hills Senior?   his mark & seal

to be my last will and testament
In the presence of
John Lunton
William Coulson
his msrk
Jasper Lyon

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John Dring of Warboys 1745


In the Name of God Amen I John Dring of Warboys in the County of Huntingdon Blacksmith being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and such understanding thanks to Almighty God for the same Do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, (that is to say) Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Anne All that my Messuage or Cottage situate in Warboys aforesaid wherein I now dwell with my Blacksmith’s Shop and all other and Singular the Appurtenances to the said Messuage or Shop belonging or anyways appertaining To the said Anne for and during her natural Life Item I give and Bequeath unto the said Anne whom I make Constitute and appoint Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament all the rest residue remainder of my Goods and Chattels unbequeathed whatsoever and wheresoever The paying thereout all my just debts and funeral Expenses and Probate of this my Will and last Testament and make void all other Will and Wills Testament or Testaments whatsoever by me made and this only to be taken for my last Will As Witness whereof John Dring the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of April in the Eleventh Year of King George the Second Reign over Great Britain and so forth one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight

John Dring

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who at his request and in his presence subscribe our Names as Witnesses

Lawce Smith John Chapman

This Will was Proved the fourteenth day of May 1745 before the Reverend Samuel Dickens Surrogate ? by the Oath of Ann Dring the Executrix to whom was committed Adion ? Saving

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Willm Dring of Warboys


In the Name of God Amen! I William Dring of Warboys in the County of Huntingdon being of perfect Mind and Memory make this my last Will and Testament First I desire to be decently buried in the parish Church yard of Warboys aforesaid My Goods and Cattle and Householder furniture and Effect I bequeath and dispose of in manner and form following First to my Wife Hannah Dring I give and bequeath all my Goods and Cattle Household furniture and Effect to have the full power of all and everything during her life and after her decease to be disposed of in manner and form following First to my son Robert Dring I give and bequeath one shilling To my Daughter Hannah Press I give and bequeath one shilling To my Daughter Mary Browton I give and bequeath one shilling To my son William Dring and my Daughter Ann Dring I give and bequeath the Residue and Remainder of my Goods and Cattle with my Household furniture Except my Silver Spoons I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann Dring everything else whatsoever to me appertaining I give and bequeath to them both to be equally divided between them both whom I do hereby constitute and appoint the whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby utterly revoke disallow and disannul all former Bequests Wills Legacies by me heretofore in anywise left or made declaring ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this fifth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Seventy seven William Dring his mark Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Testatrix William Dring to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testatrix Samuel Thorp:

This Will was proved the 14th day of April 1781 before the Revd John Wilson CO Surr & by the Oath of William Dring Executor, (Power being reserved to Ann the Wife of Setchel (late Ann Dring) – the Executrix) To whom was committed Adminon &c

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John Dring of Warboys 1797


This is the last Will and Testament of me John Dring of Warboys in the County of Huntingdon Blacksmith First I give and devise to my Son Thomas Dring all that my Copyhold House situate in Warboys aforesaid wherein I now dwell with the Appurtenances To hold the same to him my said Son and his Heirs and Assigns for ever he my said Son permitting and suffering my Wife Ann Dring to reside in use occupy and enjoy the front part of the said House consisting of two low Rooms with two Chambers over the same during her natural Life without paying any Rent for the same Also I give and devise to my Son John Dring all those my five Acres (more or less) of Arable Land situate in the Fields of Warboys aforesaid with the Appurtenances To hold the same to him my said Son John Dring and his Heirs and Assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath until my said Wife all my household Furniture Plate and Linen for her own sole use and benefit. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife and my said Son Thomas Dring all and singular my stock in Trade, Tools and Implements used in and about my Business equally to be divided between them. Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Oliver Dring of Warboys aforesaid Farmer the Sum of twenty Pounds to be paid to him by my Executrix and Executor herein after named three Months after my decease In trust to be by him applied for the use and benefit of my aforesaid Son John Dring in such manner as he my said Brother shall see fit Also I give and bequeath unto my said Brother Oliver Dring his Executors and Administrators the further sum of sixty Pounds to be paid to him by my said Executrix and Executor three Months after my decease upon this special Trust and confidence nevertheless that he my said Brother his Executors or Administrators doth or do and shall immediately after his or their receipt thereof place out the same at Interest on good and sufficient real Security in his or their own Name or Names during the natural Life of my aforesaid Wife and the Interest and produce thereof from time to time pay to her my said Wife and her Assigns during the term aforesaid And immediately after the decease of my said Wife In Trust to call and get in the said principal Sum of sixty Pounds and pay apply and dispose thereof as follow (that is to say) the sum of twenty Pounds part thereof to such Person or Persons as my said wife shall by her last Will and Testament direct or appoint and the Residue of the said sixty Pounds to my aforesaid Son Thomas Dring his Executors or Administrators And as to all the residue of my Goods Chattels and personal Estate I give and bequeath the same to my said Wife and my Said Son Thomas Dring equally to be divided between them And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Wife and my said Son Thomas Dring Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I do likewise appoint my said Brother Oliver Dring Guardian of my said Son John Dring during his Minority and hereby revoking all former Wills I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty second day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven John Dring Signed and sealed by the abovenamed John Dring the Testator and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and also in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto, Roger Dockerill, William Day, Daniel Ruff Junr This Will was proved 8th June 1799 before the Reverend John Francis Clerk Surr. (?) &by the Oaths of Ann Dring and Thss Dring the Excutors to whim was committed Adminon

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Eleanor Dring of Warboys 1805


This is the last Will and Testament of me Eleanor Dring Wife of Oliver Dring of Warboys in the County of Huntingdon Farmer Whereas my said Husband Oliver Dring and I the said Eleanor Dring being Customary Tenants of the Manor of Warboys in the County aforesaid did by our Surrender in Writing bearing date the twenty fourth day of this present Month of February out of Court by the Rod according to the Custom of the said Manor surrendered out of our hands unto the hands of the Lords of the said Manor by the hands and acceptance of Simon Hardy Gentleman chief Steward of the said Manor I the said Eleanor having been first soley and separately examined apart from my said husband by the said Steward and thereto freely consenting All and singular the Customary or Copyhold Messuages Cottages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises whatsoever of the said Oliver Dring and me the said Eleanor his Wife or either of Us situate lying and being within and held of the said Manor by Copyhold of Court Roll with their and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances whereto the said Oliver Dring and I the said Eleanor his wife were admitted Tenants at a Court held in and for the said Manor on the twenty fourth day of April one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven on the Surrender of John Johnson And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof and all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, property, Claim and Demand whatsoever of the said Oliver Dring and me the said Eleanor his Wife or either of Us of in to or out of the same premises every or any part or parcel thereof is the use and behoof of such Person and Persons for such Estate and Estates and subject to such Payment, Power, Provisoes, Conditions Restriction and Limitations and to for and upon such Uses Trusts Intents and Purposes as then was or were or should or might at any time or times hereafter be limited expressed, declared or appointed of or concerning the same in and by the last Will and Testament in Writing of me the said Eleanor Dring whether such Will be made with or without the Consent of the said Oliver Dring my husband and whether I the said Eleanor Dring should be married or sole at the time of making the same Subject nevertheless to the life Estate of the said Oliver Dring in the said premises pursuant to the terms of the said Admission as in and by the said in the part recited surrender reference being thereunto had may more fully appear Now I the said Eleanor Dring do hereby in pursuance of the said in part recited surrender and by virtue of the power and Authority to me thereby given and reserved Give, Devise, direct, limit and appoint all and singular the Premises mentioned and comprized in the said Surrender with the rights Members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging (Subject as aforesaid) unto my son Oliver Dring the Younger of Warboys aforesaid Farmer To hold the same to him my said Son and his Heirs and Assigns for ever Subject also nevertheless and I do hereby charge and make liable all and singulatr the said Premises to and with the payment of the several Legacies or Sums of Money following (that is to say) To my Daughter Mary Hennesy the Wife of Thomas Hennesy of Brampton in the County of Huntingfon aforesaid Gentleman the Sum of fifty Pounds at the expiration of twelve Months after the decease of the Survivor of the said Oliver Dring and me the said Eleanor his Wife. To my Daughter Lucy Angwood the Wife of Samuel Angwood of Chatteris in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge Blacksmith the Sum of fifty Pounds at the expiration of two years after the Death of such Survivor. To my Daughter Hannah Fullard the Wife of Edward Fullard of Wistow in the County of Huntingdon aforesaid Farmer the sum of fifty Pounds at the expiration of three years from the death of such Survivor To my Daughter Eleanor Dring of Warboys aforesaid Spinster the Sum of one hundred Pounds at the expiration of four years from the Death of such Survivor To my Daughter Martha Holder the Wife of Edward Holder of Pidley in the County of Huntingdon aforesaid Farmer the sum of fifty Pounds at the expiration of five years from the decease of such Survivor. And it is my Will and Mind in case either of my aforesaid Daughters shall depart this Life before her Legacy shall become payable as aforesaid that such Legacy shall go and be paid to and amongst all and every the Children of her my said Daughter so dying (if more than one) in equal shares at their respective ages of twenty one years but in case there shall be only one such Child then to such only Child at the age aforesaid In Witness whereof I have to this my said last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of Paper set my hand and seal (that is to say) my hand to the first sheet thereof and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet thereof the twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two Eleanor Dring Signed and sealed by the above named Eleanor Dring he Testatrix and by her published and declared as and for and to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who at her request and in her presence and also in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto Edward Child Daniel Ruff On the 30th day of Nov 1805 the Revd Edward Edwards Clrk Surrgt ? swore Oliver Dring the Elder to the truth of this Will -

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Oliver Dring of Warboys 1826


This is the last Will and Testament of me Oliver Dring of Warboys in the County of Huntingdon Gentleman (that is to say) I Give and devise unto my son Oliver Dring of Ellington in the said county of Huntingdon Farmer All and singular my Freehold and copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever with the several and respective rights members and appurtenances to the same belonging To hold the same to him my said son Oliver Dring and his heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless and I do hereby expressly charge and make liable the same Messages Lands Tenements and hereditaments to and with the payment of the five following legacies or sums of Money I give and bequeath unto my Son Johnson Dring of Alconbury Weston in the said County of Huntingdon Farmer my daughter Lucy Angood the Wife of Samuel Angood of Chatteris in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge Farmer and my Daughter Hannah Fullard the Wife of Edward Fullard of Woodhurst in the said County of Huntingdon Farmer the Sum of twenty Pounds each which said Legacies to the said Johnson Dring Lucy Angood and Hannah Fullard I do hereby direct to be paid to them by the said Oliver Dring within twelve calendar Months after my decease I Give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Holder the wife of Edward Holder of Caxton in the County of Cambridge Farmer and to my Granddaughter Mary Ann Hennesey the daughter of Thomas Hennesey of Wilton Lodge in the said County of Huntingdon Farmer the sum of twenty pounds each which said last mentioned Legacies to the said Martha Holder and Mary Ann Hennesey I do hereby direct to be paid to them by the said Oliver Dring within two years after my decease I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Angood my bed bedstead and hangings in the Chamber where I usually sleep One oak chest of drawers Four chairs One Oak chest Mahogany dressing table and a close stool and in the best parlour a large Mahogany Table two Japan waiters a Japan Bread basket a Toast Horse One Silver Table Spoon marked E.L. Four tea spoons not marked also one pair of sheets one pair of pillow cases two pair of common sheets one pair of common pillow cases and one large Table Cloth Item I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Fullard the bed bedstead and hangings in the best chamber six chairs one wainscot dressing Table Mahogany wash hand stand one swing glass a large deal Box the window curtains and bedside carpets also one large silver Table spoon marked E.D. one small copper boiler one pair of Fine sheets one pair of course Pillow cases [Oliver Dring] One pair of Fine Pillow cases and two pair of course sheets One large fine table cloth and the window curtains in the best parlour Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Holder the Beaureau standing in the Hall also four chairs two arm chairs a Mahogany Dressing Table Two round Tables and one card Table also two pair of course sheets One fine Table cloth and two small Table cloths Item I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Ann Nunn Dring the daughter of my said son Johnson Dring the Tent bedstead and hangings in the middle chamber also three feather beds a Stump(?) bedstead and hangings together with the bedding belonging to the three beds also one chest of drawers three chairs the bedside carpets and window curtains one pair of fine sheets two pairs of course sheets one pair of fine pillow cases and one fine Table cloth also in the cupboard in the hall six tea spoons marked E.D. one silver cream pitcher silver sugar tongs the best set of china and four brass candlesticks Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Mary Ann Hennesey six Mahogany chairs and two arm chairs standing in the best parlour also one fine Table cloth and three napkins Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Eleanor Fullard 1 Chest of Mahogany drawers standing in the best chamber also six silver tea spoons marked E.D. four plated salts Two plated pepper boxes one plated mustard pot four silver salt spoons one silver mustard spoon two common Table cloths and three napkins Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Mary Ann Dring the daughter of my said son Oliver Dring one large table spoon not marked and the large glass in the best parlour Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Maria Dring the daughter of my said son Oliver Dring the Mahogany Pembroke Table standing in the best parlour and also one large Table spoon not marked Item I give and bequeath all the rest and remainder of my household goods and furniture not hereinbefore by me disposed of and also all my Turves and Sesses (?) unto my said son Johnson Dring to and for his own sole use and benefit. Item as to all and singular my ready Money securities for Money and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever I Give and bequeath the same and every paid thereof unto my said son Oliver Dring his Executors and Administrators subject nevertheless to the payment of all my just Debts funeral and Testamentary Expenses And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Oliver Dring sole Executor of this my Will and hereby revoking and declaring void all former or other Wills by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Oliver Dring [Oliver Dring] have to this my said last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say my hand to the two first sheets thereof and my hand and seal to this third and last sheet thereof this twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six Oliver Dring Signed sealed published and declared by the said Oliver Dring the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and also in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our Names as Witnesses the words "five" "by the said Oliver Dring" "by the said Oliver Dring" in the first sheet and the words "The bedside carpets and window curtains" "and two common table cloths" "and also all my turves and Sesses" havingbeen just interlined William Richardson John Sergeant, Ramsey John Devenport This Will was proved on the 26th day of September 1826 Before the Reverend William Panchen Clerk M A Surrogate On the Oath of Oliver Dring the Sole Executor therein named to whom was committed Admon etc. Saving etc. Sub: £100

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Oliver Dring of Saint Ives 1830


I Oliver Dring of Saint Ives in the County of Huntingdon Blacksmith being of Sound and disposing Mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Dring the sum of fifteen pounds per annum of good and lawful money of Great Britain during her natural life to arise out of my Estate hereinafter described and to be paid to her by my son Edward Dring in manner Hereinafter mentioned Also I give and bequeath to her my said Wife all and every part of the Furniture in my house wherein I now reside with all the Linen pictures and every thing of every kind therein whatsoever for her entire use and disposal of as she may think proper Also the sole occupation of the two Rooms of my said house called the Parlour and Chamber which is over the Parlour during her natural life Also the profits arising out of my business from the time of my death till the first day of February then next following I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Stutter after the death of her Mother Ten pounds per annum of good lawful money of Great Britain during her natural life to arise out of my said Estate hereinafter described to be paid into her own hands half yearly by my said son Edward Dring as hereinafter mentioned I give and bequeath to my son James Dring One hundred and fifty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to arise out of my aforesaid Estate hereinafter described to be paid to him by my said son Edward Dring as hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath to my said son Edward Dring All that house and premises wherein I now reside with shop Shed Barn and all and every part and parcel of the said Estate thereunto belonging to him his heirs and Assigns together with all the Stock in Trade Tools Implements Shop fixtures and Good Will of my Business Subject to the Conditions that he carries on the Trade for the Benefit of his Mother from the time of my decease to the first of February then next ensuing should she live so long also that from that date he pays to his said Mother Fifteen pounds per annum in half yearly payments in good and lawful money of Great Britain during her natural life arising out of my said Estate according to the terms of my bequest to her as before mentioned Also that after his mother’s death he pays into the hands of his said sister Martha Stutter in half yearly payments of good and lawful money of Great Britain the ten pounds per annum during her natural life arising out of my said Estate according to my bequest to her as before mentioned Also that he pays to his Brother James Dring Fifty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain arising out of my said Estate one year after my death should his said Brother James live so long and to then arrived at the age of twenty one years but if under twenty one years then lawful interest of the fifty pounds is to be paid to the said James Dring by his Brother Edward Dring until he arrives at the said age and when the said James Dring shall arrive at age the said Edward Dring is to pay him the said principal of Fifty pounds Also that after the death of his said Mother the said Edward Dring shall pay to his said Brother James Dring when one full year has elapsed [The mark of Oliver Dring – Thos Bullbrook – Ekin Arnsby – John Crouch} the additional sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain arising also out of the said Estate if the said James Dring should so long live and be arrived at the age of twenty one years but if under twenty one years then lawful interest of the said one hundred pounds is to be paid to the same James Dring by his said Brother Edward Dring until he arrives at the said age of twenty one years and when the said James Dring shall arrive at the age the said Edward Dring is to pay him the said Principal of One hundred pounds according to my bequest to him before mentioned and to be paid the said Interest of One hundred pounds in half yearly payments But if the said James Dring shall die before he arrives at the age of twenty one years then I will and bequeath that the said two several sums of Fifty pounds and One hundred pounds shall be equally divided amongst my other children that shall be living at the time when the said James Dring would have arrived at the age of twenty one years (had he lived) share and share alike Also I do hereby order will and direct that as soon after my death as can be done as many of my Book debts shall be collected as can possibly be out of which sum my debts to others shall be paid and the remainder shall be put out to Interest and the said Interest thereof I give and bequeath to my said before mentioned wife to be paid to her during her natural life in half yearly payments and at her death, the said principal sum so put out to interest shall be divided into five equal shares and two shares thereof shall be paid to my said son Edward Dring his heirs and assigns one other share to my son William Dring his heirs or assigns One other share to my daughter Mary Ann Dring her heirs or assigns and the remaining one other share to my son James Dring his heirs or assigns and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said two sons Edward and William Dring Executors of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only is my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand to the first sheet and my hand and seal to this second sheet this twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty {The mark of Oliver Dring} The first sheet hereof was signed and this second sheet was signed sealed published and declared by the said Oliver Dring as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed out names as Witnesses thereto Thos Bullbrook – Ekin Arnsey – John Crouch

Died May 16th 1830

The above will was proved on the 12th day of October 1830 Before the Reverend Cuthbert Johnson Baines Clerk Master of Arts Surrogate ? the oaths of Edward Dring and William Dring joint Executors herein named to whom was committed Admon etc Saving etc Sub £300

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John Dring of Broughton 1842


The sixteenth day of May one Thousand Eight hundred and forty two I John Dring of Broughton in the County of Huntingdon Farmer being sick but of sound mind of memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say First I Give and bequeath unto my Lawful Wife Mary Dring all my moveable Effects Also I Give and bequeath to my said Wife for her Life all the rents and profits arising from a Freehold Messuage or Tenement in the occupation of Mathew Phillips and John Dring Also a piece of Land Two Acres in the Occupation of John Cope at my said Wife’s death I give and bequeath to my son Robert Dring the said Messuage or Tenement in the occupation of the said M Phillips and Jno Dring with the two acres of Land in the Occupation of the said John Cope Subject to the following Legacies I give and bequeath Twenty pounds of lawful money to my Son John Dring Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane Dring the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ellen Wife of Robert Ding of Oldhurst the sum of five pounds of lawful money all the above named legacies shall be paid by my son Robert Dring at the time of his taken possession of the said Estates in the occupation of the said Mathew Philips John Dring and John Cope I appoint Robert Dring and John Cobell Executors of this my last Will and Testament ____________________________________   Signed John Dring X his mark this 15th day of May 1842 Witnesses Joseph Hitchcock____William Holms X his mark_______ John Corbell____________________________________  

This Will was registered in the Archdeaconry Court of Huntingdon

on the 3rd day of June 1850
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John Dring of Woodhurst 1842

The last Will and Testament of me John Dring of Woodhurst in the County of Huntingdon Yeoman. I Give and devise to my dear Wife Elizabeth all my freehold Estates for her life And after her decease I direct my Executors herein after named as soon as can conveniently maybe after the decease of my said Wife to make sale and dispose of by Public Auction or Private Contract of All those three Cottages or Tenements situate in Woodhurst aforesaid now in the several occupations of William Dring John Heat and Henry Munns together with a thoro'fare through the yard and the use of the Pump now standing in the yard of my Estate as now enjoyed by the present Tenants with their appurtenances and Outbuildings belonging thereto And I hereby declare that the receipts of my said executors shall be a sufficient discharge or discharges to the Purchaser or Purchasers of my said Estate and that they the said Purchaser or Purchasers shall not be answerable or accountable for the application or the nonapplication of the 'said purchase money And then to pay off the mortgage on the Estate belonging to me if there is sufficient money made of the said Cottages at the said sale and if there is not then I charge the remaining part of my Woodhurst Estate with the payment thereof and also subject to the payment of my Just Debts funeral and Testamentary expenses and the expense of proving this my.Will which I hereby direct shall be equally borne and paid between my six sons George Dring, Johnson Dring. John Dring. Thomas Dring, Oliver Dring and William Dring And I hereby direct my said Executors at the same time and place to make sale and dispose of all that piece of Yard Land and Leantoes adjoining the Barn now in the occupation of my son George Dring but which said Barn I direct shall not be injured by taking the said Leantoes down and I further direct that upon the purchase being completed there shall be three feet for a dripping lane between the two Estates And I hereby direct my said Executors to sell the said piece of land subject to the same conditions charges and restrictions as I have directed the said Cottages to be sold Item I give and devise unto my son George Dring all the Messuage and Tenement situate in Woodhurst aforesaid now in his own occupation together with the Yard Barn Stable Hovels or Outbuildings thereto appertaining And also the piece of Land that my son William Dring has erected a Hovel on and which Hovel adjoins the Gable end of the said Barn which when down will nearly make the farming John Dring Witness Joseph Jakens Edwards Shelton Chas Harris Yard square And I hereby order and direct that the said Hovel shall be taken down and carried away by my said son William or allow my said son George to purchase the same at a fair valuation the price to be fixed for the same by Mr John Longland Ekins or some other Efficient person within six months after my decease and also the Tailor's Shop and the Land that it is built on and which adjoins the house now in the occupation of Joseph Sutton with their appurtenances Together with a right of Thoro'fare and the use of the Pump on the said premises To Hold the same to them my said son George Dring his heirs and assigns Subject to the payment by my said son George Dring from this day to the day of my decease of twenty shillings per year to me at my dwelling house as an acknowledgment for my devising to him the said premises Item I give and devise to my son Thomas Dring all that messauge or Tenement situate in Woodhurst aforesaid now in the occupation of William Chapman with the appurtenances thereto belonging together with a right of thoro'fare and the use of the Pump in common with other owners and tenants of the said premises. To hold the same to him his heirs and assigns Item i give and devise unto my son John Dring all that Messauge Cottage or Tenement situate in Woodhurst aforesaid now in the occupation of Johnson Dring with the appurtenances thereto belonging and also right of a thoro'fare and the use of the Pump in common with other Owners and Tenants of the said premises To hold the same to him his heirs and assigns Item I Give and devise to my son William Dring all that cottage or Tenement together with the Blacksmith's Shop with their appurtenances And the use of the Pump on my Estate situate in Woodhurst aforesaid To hold the same to him his heirs and assigns subject to the payment by the said William Dring of the sum of ten pounds to Elizabeth Leeding the wife of John Leeding of Spaldwick in the County of Huntingdon Laborer And her receipt alone shall be a sufficient discharge Item I give and devise unto my son Oliver Dring and Mary his Wife all that cottage or tenement situate in Woodhurst aforesaid now in the occupation of William Griffin with the appurtenances together with a right of way and the use of the Pump belonging to the said premises To hold the same to them and their assigns for and during the term of their natural lives And from and immediately after the decease of the longer liver of them Then I give and devise the same to my Executors John Dring Witness Joseph Jakens Edward Shelton Chas Harris hereafter named or to their executors or administrators upon Trust that they do as soon as conveniently maybe make sale and dispose of the said premises either by Public Sale or Private Contract and the money arising therefrom immediately on completion of the Purchase of the said premises to pay and equally divide the same unto and amongst all my children that may be then living and the share of such of them as shall be then dead unto and amongst the legal and lawful representatives of my deceased children to whom I hereby give and bequeath the same accordingly and their receipts shall be considered a sufficient discharge Item i give and devise unto my son Johnson Dring his heirs and assigns All· that Cottage or Tenement situate in Woodhurst aforesaid now in the occupation of Joseph Sutton with the appurtenances together with a right of thoro'fare and use of the Pump in common with other owners and Tenants of my said Estate situate at Woodhurst To hold the same to him his heirs and assigns And whereas I have sometime since built a cottage on an Estate at Colne in the County of Huntingdon belonging to my son in law George Hollingworth the husband of my daughter Susan Now I do hereby release to the said George Hollingworth his heirs Executors and Administrators from all liability to me my Executors and administrators in respect of the expenses incurred by me in the execution and erection thereof But I hereby wish the said George Hollingworth to acknowledge my daughter Elizabeth Leeding by making her a present at the same time and to the same amount as the following Legacies this I leave tohis generosity Item I hereby give and Bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Leeding the sum of thirty pounds and I hereby charge and make chargeable the several Estates hereinbefore devised to my said sons George Dring. Johnson Dring. John Dring. Oliver Dring and Thomas Dring with the payment thereof after the rate of six pounds each payable at the end of six months next after my decease And her receipt alone shall be a sufficient discharge for their respective Estates and to my Executors And Whereas I have in my lifetime provided for my son Edward Dring so that I hereby only can give him my best wishes for his prosperity And as to and concerning all my Household Furniture and other personal Effects I hereby give and Bequeath the same to my said Wife for her own absolute use and benefit and I hereby appoint My friend Mr John Longland Ekins and my son George Dring Executors of this my Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former Wills by me John Dring Witness Joseph Jakens Edward Shelton Chas Harris Made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty two John Dring Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Dring the Testator and by him declared to be his last Will and Testament and we whose names are hereinunder written at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Joseph Jakens Edward Shelton ChasHarris Testator died 24th March 1847 This Will was proved on the 15th day of November 1847 before the Rev Yate Fosbrooke Clerk M.A. Surrogate on the oath of George Dring one of the Executors within named To whom was committed Admon Saving Power reserved of granting Probate to John Longland Ekins the other Executor when he shall require the same
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William Dring of Ellington

Ellington July the second 1844

This is the last Will and Testament made by me in sound mind this second day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty four I William Dring of the Parish of Ellington in the County of Huntingdon Farmer do by this my last Will and Testament give and bequeath to John Measures of Ellington in the County of Huntingdon farmer and Benjamin Measures of Great Catworth in the County of Huntingdonshire Farmer my Executors the whole of my Freehold Copyhold and other Estates whatsoever and wheresoever together with my personal property and Effects on trust to dispose of as follows 1st I Give and bequeath to my wife Ann Dring the whole of my Freehold Copyhold and other estates whatsoever and wheresoever together with my personal property for her sole use and benefit after the payment of my just and lawful Debts so long as she remain my widow and after her decease or marriage then I hereby order and direct my Executors or the Survivor of them their Executors Administrators or assigns as soon as conveniently may be after her decease or Marriage to sell by Public Auction my Estates real or personal and after sale thereof then to divide the same equally among my four children namely John, Mary William and Henry Johnson Dring – W D – or the surviving children share and share alike In Witness whereof I have this second day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty four set my hand and seal______ _______________________William Dring______________ Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said William Dring the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as Witnesses __________________________________ _________Thos Ludlam Ellington ______________________

(This was the end of the page and I do not have any more witnesses, nor information about the Will being proved)
JW

The following wills are available at the National Archives Documents online

Will of Robert Dring Nicholson of Saint Heliers , Jersey 16 April 1851 PROB 11/2131
Will of Susanna Dring, Widow of Norwich , Norfolk 23 October 1850 PROB 11/2120
Will of Thomas Dring, Gentleman of Mortlake , Surrey 24 November 1840 PROB 11/1936
Will of John Dring, Jobber of Sutton Saint Mary , Lincolnshire 23 November 1830 PROB 11/1777
Will of Ann Dring, Spinster of York , Yorkshire 15 January 1828 PROB 11/1735
Will of Thomas Dring, Gentleman of Saint Marylebone , Middlesex 24 October 1827 PROB 11/1731
Will of William Dring, Merchant of Calcutta in Bengal , East Indies 14 July 1825 PROB 11/1701
Will of John Dring, Gentleman of Saint Mary Newington , Surrey 21 May 1822 PROB 11/1656
Will of Frances Dring, Spinster of Bramham , Yorkshire 12 June 1819 PROB 11/1617
Will of Ann Dring, Widow of Battersea , Surrey 19 October 1814 PROB 11/1561
Will of Robert Dring, Grocer of Epsom , Surrey 20 November 1809 PROB 11/1505
Will of Simon Dring, of the Depot for Prisoners of War of Stapleton , Gloucestershire 19 November 1808 PROB 11/1488
Will of Rebecca Dring, Widow of Saint Clement Danes, Middlesex 03 June 1802 PROB 11/1376
Will of Jane Dring, Widow of 30 December 1800 PROB 11/1351
Will of Ann Dring, Widow of Warwick Lane , City of London 13 November 1799 PROB 11/1332
Will of Simon Dring of Morden , Surrey 28 August 1798 PROB 11/1311
Will of Thomas Dring of Saint Luke Chelsea , Middlesex 26 October 1797 PROB 11/1297
Will of Jonathan Dring, Gentleman of Newington Butts , Surrey 05 October 1791 PROB 11/1209
Will of Rebecca Dring, Widow of Watford , Hertfordshire 28 September 1789 PROB 11/1183
Will of Jonathan Dring, Draper of Watford , Hertfordshire 29 November 1788 PROB 11/1171
Will of John Dring, Gentleman of Hoxton Square , Middlesex 01 July 1776 PROB 11/1021
Will of Henry Dring, outward bound in the good Ship Clive 09 December 1763 PROB 11/894
Will of Sarah Dring, Spinster of Alton, Hampshire 12 October 1724 PROB 11/599
Will of Thomas Dring, Armourer of All Hallows the Great, City of London 04 January 1714 PROB 11/538
Will of Samuel Dring, Turner of All Hallows Barking, City of London 05 December 1711 PROB 11/524
Will of Sarah Dring, Widow of Brewham, Somerset 16 April 1700 PROB 11/455
Will of Thomas Dring, Stationer of London 26 July 1694 PROB 11/421
Will of William Dring, Clothworker of London 12 November 1688 PROB 11/393
Will of Thomas Dring, Soldier Servant to the Royal African Company of England of Cabo Corso Castle Guinea, West Africa 02 May 1688 PROB 11/391
Will of Simon Dring, Gentleman of Islington, Middlesex 15 April 1676 PROB 11/350
Will of Katherine Vesey alias Dring, Widow of Enfield, Middlesex 10 February 1673 PROB 11/341
Will of Thomas Dring, Bookseller of Saint Dunstan in the West, City of London 21 December 1668 PROB 11/328
Will of Richard Dring 24 December 1658 PROB 11/285
Will of Richard Dring, Yeoman of Halam, Nottinghamshire 29 June 1657 PROB 11/265
Will of Thomas Dringe or Dring, Yeoman of Halam, Nottinghamshire 02 November 1655 PROB 11/250
Will of James Dringe or Dring, Tanner of Litchfield, Hampshire 22 March 1655 PROB 11/250
Will of John Dringe or Dring, Yeoman of Spaldwick, Huntingdonshire 10 March 1654 PROB 11/236
Will of Ann Dring, Widow of Cirencester, Gloucestershire 20 November 1651 PROB 11/219
Will of Symon Dring or Dringe, Woollen Draper of Marlborough, Wiltshire 14 March 1648 PROB 11/203
Will of Giles Dring, Woollen Draper of Marlborough, Wiltshire 13 March 1648 PROB 11/203
Will of Robert Dring, Gentleman of Black Bourton, Oxfordshire 10 April 1645 PROB 11/193
Will of Jasper Dring or Dringe of Wandsworth, Surrey 14 May 1634 PROB 11/165

Essex Record Office seax.essexcc.gov.uk/
COMMISSARY OF BISHOP OF LONDON Item Will of Edward DRING of Kelvedon, baker Item Reference Code D/ABW 116/1/35 Dates of Creation 29 April 1803 Title [Will of Edward DRING of Kelvedon, baker]