Document ReferencePl E12/4/2/34
TitleCopy will (9 Nov. 1783) and two codicils of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire, proved 2 Jan. 1792; n.d. [c.1828]
Date9 November 1783-30 December 1790
2 January 1792
1828 (c)
Extent13 ff
Content DescriptionTestator: William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire, Esq.

Devises freehold lands in Blyth, Oldcoates, Torworth and Barnby Moor and woodland on Babworth Forest in Nottinghamshire, and freehold and copyhold lands at Austerfield, Yorkshire (lately purchased and not yet settled), to his sons Charles, John, William, Joseph, Edward and Thomas Mellish and their male heirs, successively and in tail male with remainder to the person entitled to the mansion house at Blyth; bequeaths £1,000, jewels, £500 worth of plate and household goods, and a coach and chaise and two horses, to his wife Ann.

Bequeaths all the stock, crops and utensils at the farm at Blyth to his son Charles, and the household goods at Blyth; monetary bequests and annuities to family, friends and servants; bequeaths the residue of his real and personal estate to his wife Ann Mellish and his brother Joseph Mellish, upon trust to sell the same and to divide the residue equally the children of himself and Ann Mellish, and to use the interest for their maintenance and education.

Executors: Ann Mellish and Joseph Mellish.

Codicil (31 Mar. 1789):

Declares that the £5,000 each advanced to his sons John and William, and any other sums which may be advanced to any other of his children, should be taken as forming part of their portions; settles two farms in Blyth lately purchased to his son Charles and his heirs with remainders as above; bequeaths £1,000 each to Charles Mellish's daughters Ann and Elizabeth;

Codicil (13 Dec. 1790):

Reciting the death of his brother Joseph Mellish, appoints his sons John and William Mellish and also Jonathan Price of Salters Hall, London, gent., as trustees and executors of the will along with his wife.

Memorandum of probate at London on 2 Jan. 1792.

Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11420Mellish; William (1708-1791); Mr; esquire, of Blyth Hall, Nottinghamshire; M.P. for Retford 1741-51; Receiver-General of the Customs 1760-63 and 1765-851708-1791
NA61866Mellish; Ann (c.1732-1794); Mrs; née Gore; dau. of John Gore of Bush Hill; second wife of William Mellish of Blythc.1732-1794
NA11044Mellish; Charles (1737-1797); Mr; M.P. Pontefract 1774-80 Aldborough 1780-4; inherited Blyth Hall and Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire, 17911737-1797
NA61867Mellish; John (1763-1798); Mr; son of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire; banker and merchant, of London1763-1798
NA61868Mellish; William (1764-1838); Mr; son of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire; banker and merchant; M.P. for Great Grimsby 1796-1802 and 1803-1806; M.P. for Middlesex 1806-18201764-1838
NA61869Mellish; Joseph (1765-1787); Mr; son of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire1765-1787
NA61870Mellish; Edward (1767-1830); Dean of Hereford; son of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire1767-1830
NA61871Mellish; Thomas (-1837); Mr; youngest son of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire-1837
NA61872Mellish; Joseph (c.1717-1790); Mr; brother of William Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire; M.P. for Great Grimsby 1761-1780; of Bush Hill and Bishopgate Street, Londonc.1717-1790
NA61873Chambers; Ann (1781-1855); Mrs; née Mellish; daughter of Charles Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire; married William Cecil Chambers 1811; inherited Hodsock Priory 1797.1781-1855
NA61874Donovan; Eliza (fl 1789-1811); née Mellish; daughter of Charles Mellish of Blyth, Nottinghamshire; m. 1stly George Augustus Cooke of Wheatley bart. 1807; m. 2ndly Alexander Donovan of Warnfield, Sussex 1811fl 1789-1811
NA61875Price; Jonathan (fl 1790-1792); Mr; of Salters Hall London; executor of the will of William Mellish of Blythfl 1790-1792
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