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Early Tovey Wills

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This page is part of the Space:Tovey Name Study and shows some pre-1800 wills that could be helpful for family history purposes.

They are organised by county.

Name Parish County Year Source Notes
John Tovie Churchlench Worcestershire 1595 Worcester Wills
William Tovie Cotheridge Worcestershire 1580 Worcester Wills
William Tovy/Tovye Martley or Cothridge Worcestershire 1582 Worcester Wills [1]
Johane Tovey, widow Norton Kempsey Worcestershire 1544 Worcester Wills
Walter Tovy Norton-juxta-Kempsey Worcestershire 1589 Worcester Wills
Anthony Tovye Bradwas Worcestershire 1585 Worcester Wills
Charles Tovie Elmley Castle Worcestershire 1586 Worcester Wills
Elizabeth Tovye, widow Broadwas Worcestershire 1566 Worcester Wills
Henry Tovy Brodwas Worcestershire 1599 Worcester Wills
Thomas Tovy Bradwas Worcestershire 1585 Worcester Wills
John Tovie Brodwas Worcestershire 1573 Worcester Wills
Hugh Tovye Worcester St Nicholas Worcestershire 1590 Worcester Wills
Joan Tovie Marteley Worcestershire 1578 Worcester Wills
John Tovies Martley Worcestershire 1578 Worcester Wills
John Tovy Martley Worcestershire 1540 Worcester Wills
John Tovy jun Martley Worcestershire 1570 Worcester Wills
Richard Tovy Martley Worcestershire 1546 Worcester Wills
John Tovy Pershore Worcestershire 1592 Worcester Wills
William Tovie Pershore Worcestershire 1582 Worcester Wills
William Tovie Worcester Worcestershire 1598 Worcester Wills
Richard Tovye or Tovy Overbury Worcestershire 1582 National Archives Eldest dau Catherine Tovye ("by my last wife"), son Thomas, daur Alyce, dau Joanne, sons John & Richard, youngest son Christopher, married daur Anne and her two (unnamed) children, daur Johan Mercherton(?) & her two (unnamed) daughters, wife Elizabeth Tovye, eldest son John
William Tovye Knightwick Worcestershire 1601 National Archives
William Tovie, BD Knightwick Worcestershire 1598 Worcester Wills
William Tovye Oxford Oxfordshire 1588 National Archives
Thomas Tovy Eldersfield Worcestershire 1657 National Archives
Thomas Tovye Salisbury Wiltshire 1590 National Archives
Simon Tovy Bristol Gloucestershire 1684 National Archives
Maurice Tovye Thornborough Gloucestershire 1602 National Archives Names his 3 daughters, two sons-in-law, five grandchildren, brother & brother-in-law
William Tovye Mere Wiltshire 1584 National Archives
Thomas Tovy Wantage Berkshire 1557 National Archives
John Tovy Beenham Berkshire 1624 National Archives
Edward Tovye Llangarren Herefordshire 1656 National Archives
John Tovie or Tovye Kemerton Gloucestershire 1625 National Archives son Jeffrey, bro Richard T of Breedon, Worcs (Tovy-8?), sons John, Thomas, daur Jane, Elizabeth, Alice, son Richard exec
William Tovy Tockington
Worcestershire 1632
Gloucester Inquisitiones Post Mortem
National Archives
Edward T. son & heir
Son John Tovye (3 acres of land called Almondsburyfield; various livestock; best featherbed; etc); Son Edward Tovye (residue & sole executor); Son William Tovye; Kinswoman Elizabeth Pearce (sp?) dau of Eliz Pearce, of Tockington; Kinsman John Smyth of Tockington, overseer
Catherine Floyde also Tovy Olveston Gloucestershire 1593 Gloucestershire Probate son Maurice Tovy, his wife & sons Maurice, Thos & Jn; son Geo Tovy; overs Jn Tovy et al
Agnes Tovye Olveston Gloucestershire 1609 Gloucestershire Probate exec Wlm Tovye
John Tovey, senr Olveston Gloucestershire 1610 Gloucestershire Probate bro Maurice T of Elberton; son Jn T exec
Agnes Merrick also Tovey Olveston Gloucestershire 1620 Gloucestershire Probate benef Jn Tovey senr of Elberton tayler & his wife Mary & son Jn; overs Jn Tovey etal
Mary Hearinge prev Tovye Elberton Gloucestershire 1626 Gloucestershire Probate sis Faith Fill of Tockington, overs bro Jn Tovye & sisters son Jn Dyer both of Olveston
Edward Tovye Alklye, Ouldveston Gloucestershire 1632 Gloucestershire Probate son Wlm; bro Jn T
Ralph Greene Olveston Gloucestershire 1639 Gloucestershire Probate dtr Joan Tovye
William Haines Olveston Gloucestershire 1644 Gloucestershire Probate overs bro in law Jn Tovye of Elberton
John Tovy Tockington, Olveston Gloucestershire 1650 Gloucestershire Probate
Robert Tovey Earthcott, Alveston Gloucestershire 1660 Gloucestershire Probate dtrs Mary, Martha & Sarah; father Thos T; son Nathaniel & his son Thos; mother in law Agn Tovey; wife Margery exec
John Tovy or Tovey Almondsbury Gloucestershire 1658 National Archives
Christopher Tovy Bristol Gloucestershire 1656 National Archives
Katherine Tovye St Thomas Wiltshire 1591 National Archives
Robert Tovey or Tovy Backwell Somerset 1657 National Archives
Richard Garland alias Tovye alias Tovie Chewstoke Somerset 1616 National Archives
Margaret Garland alias Tovye Bristol St Augustine Gloucestershire 1602 National Archives
John Garland alias Tovy Long Ashton Somerset 1614 National Archives
Jane Tovie Bristol Gloucestershire 1659 National Archives
Sisly Tovie Amport Hampshire 1597 National Archives
William Tovie Norton St Philip Somerset 1579 National Archives Descendent is Geoffrey_Tovey
TOVE, ThomasWhitley, Reading St GilesBerkshire1632Berkshire RO
TOVEY, ElizabethWoolhamptonBerkshire1697Berkshire RO
TOVEY, ThomasNorth Hinksey, CumnorBerkshire1574Berkshire RO
TOVEY, ThomasWhitley, Reading St GilesBerkshire1660Berkshire RO
TOVEY, ThomasReadingBerkshire1746Berkshire RO
TOVIE, HenryShinfieldBerkshire1600Berkshire RO
TOVIE, RichardWoolhamptonBerkshire1677Berkshire RO
TOVIE, WilliamHurleyBerkshire1604Berkshire RO
TOVIE, WilliamHurleyBerkshire1604Berkshire RO
TOVY, JoanBeenhamBerkshire1575Berkshire RO
TOVY, JohnBeenhamBerkshire1624Berkshire RO
TOVY, LaurenceReadingBerkshire1694Berkshire RO
TOVY, LawrenceReadingBerkshire1640Berkshire RO
TOVY, Philip SnrBeenhamBerkshire1621Berkshire RO
TOVY, RichardAbingdonBerkshire1608Berkshire RO
TOVY, RichardNorth Hinksey, CumnorBerkshire1619Berkshire RO
TOVY, Richard SnrWhitley, Reading St GilesBerkshire1661Berkshire RO
TOVY, ThomasEnglefieldBerkshire1565Berkshire RO
TOVY, ThomasEnglefieldBerkshire1565Berkshire RO
TOVY, ThomasEnglefieldBerkshire1569Berkshire RO
TOVY, ThomasThatchamBerkshire1617Berkshire RO
TOVYE, JohnSouth Hinksey, CumnorBerkshire1582Berkshire RO
TOVYE, RichardAbingdonBerkshire1608Berkshire RO

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John Tovey died holding land in Martley in 1609: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/worcs/vol4/pp289-297
posted by Andrew Turvey
John Tovye, rector of Knightwick, Worc, died 1585 - https://archive.org/details/calendarofwillsa31byuworc/page/52/mode/1up
posted by Andrew Turvey
Elizabeth Tovey, wife of Ralph T, died 1662; her son Chay died 1682. Chest Tomb in Fairford ST Mary, Glos: https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=37103&resourceID=108
posted by Andrew Turvey
Rich of Breedon Worcs, son & sole exec of Jn T of Overbury Worcs, transferred some land in Kemerton to Jeffery T., in 1625 [1]
posted by Andrew Turvey
Maurice T of Thornborough was mentioned in the will of Maurice Hill in 1597:

Note that the testator borrowed £60 from Maurice Tovie of Thombury, giving as surety a deed of feoffment of lands in Tockington, near Walney. The £60 has been repaid by testator, but Maurice Tovie has not returned deeds.[1]

posted by Andrew Turvey
Possibly related was Nathaniel Tovey, rector of Lutterworth, Leics, ca 1640, & Ayleston, where he died 1658 [1]. He may have been teh son of John Tovey, tutor of Sir John Harrington, died ca 1605 [2]. His son Nat matriculated from Sussex college in 1612.
posted by Andrew Turvey