Cosgrove Wills held at the Northants Record Office & The National Archive

NRO Indexed by Kay Collins
People left some things in their wills which seem curious to us today. We know that they left money or goods to the Church to support its upkeep and for this they expected to be given the benefit of forgiveness in the afterlife. But in the wider community you could receive similar absolution for endowing a bridge or contributing to maintenance of the highways. This is how the infrastructure was kept in good shape - a large number of people with money could be relied upon to buy "indulgences" from the bishop via their bequests.
Cosgrove Wills at Northants Record Office

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Surname Forename Status Place Year
Type
N/P Series Book No. fo/pg MW Notes
ASHEWOOD Thomas
Cosgrove 1570
W
N 1st T 35 15 14
BEACHAM Thomas yeoman Cosgrove 1614
W
N 1st Y
249 18
BEACHAMP Edward
Cosgrove 1624
W
N 1st AV
205 23
BEACHOM Christopher yeoman Cosgrave 1622
W
N 2nd M
247 35
BEAUCHAMP Anne widow Cosgrave 1667
A+I
N
bundle


not found
BEAUCHAMP John jun Cosgrave 1684 N
bundle 33


BEAUCHAMPE Anne widow Cosgrave 1667
W
N 4th 2
11 66
BECHAM John
Cosgrove 1532
W
N 1st D 1067 419 4
BECHAM Thomas
Cosgrove 1545
W
N 1st I 7 5 7
BECHAM Agnes
Cosgrove 1546
W
N 1st I 527 206 7
BIGNIL Thomas
Cosgrave 1718
W
N 5th Decimo 170
82
BLAYSSE Richard
Cosgrove 1556
W
N 1st N 95 122 11
BODYLL Hammet
Cosgrove 1529
W
N 1st D 624 253 4
BROUGHTON John shopkeeper Cosgrove 1731 N
bundle 06 Nov


BURTON John elder Cosgrove 1588
W
N 1st V 658 318 15
BUTLER Richard
Cosgrove 1670
A
N
bundle



BYRDE John yeoman Cosgrove 1615
W
N 2nd S
60 41
CABIN Francis labourer Cosgrove 1700
A
N
bundle 21


CARTER William
Cosgrave 1570
W
P
4
31 87 Old Stratford
COOK John
Cosgrove 1510
W
N 1st A 54 37 1
COKE William
Cosgrove 1539
W
N 1st F 374 191 6
COOPER John bachelor Cosgrave 1701
W
N 3rd W 161
63 nuncupative
COOPER John
Cosgrove 1701
A
N
bundle 33


CORBETT Robert yeoman Cosgrave 1722
W
N 5th 7 285
79
CORBETT Robert husbandman Cosgrove 1722
I
N
bundle 86A


DAVENPORT Christopher
Cosgrove 1682
I
N
bundle 152


EARBY John yeoman Cosgrave 1666
W
N 4th 10
77 72
EMERSON Christopher parson, rector Cosgrove 1593
W
N 1st Y
200 18
EMERSON Hugh yeoman Cosgrove 1602
W
N 1st W 719b 286 16
FISHER Anthony
Cosgrove 1614
W
N 2nd T
130 42
FISHER John
Cosgrove 1671
A
N
bundle



FISHER Sara
Cosgrove 1671
A
N
A



FISHER Sarah widow Cosgrove 1671 N
bundle



FRANKLIN Elizabeth widow Cosgrave 1718
W
N 5th Decimo 194
82
FRANKLIN John
Cosgrove 1716 N
bundle 61


FRAUNCIS Stephen
Cosgrove 1556
W
N 1st O 2/21 51 11
GIBBS Edward miller Cosgrove 1649
W
N 3rd A 151
44
GODFREY William
Cosgrove 1717
A
N
bundle 73

Old Stratford
GOODMAN John labourer Cosgrove 1787 N
bundle 17 Nov


GUNTHROP Elizabeth
Cosgrave 1624
W
N 1st AV
217 23 nuncupative
GURNEY Elizabeth widow Cosgrove 1714
A
N
bundle 192


HARBERT William
Cosgrave 1671
W
N 4th 4
89 67
HARBURD John laceman Cosgrove 1704
W
N 3rd L 278
55
HAWKINS Richard
Cosgrove 1675
A
N
A



HAWKINS Richard yeoman Cosgrove 1675 N
bundle



HINDES John shepherd Cosgrove 1709
A+I
N
bundle 61


HOBBS William barber Cosgrave 1688
W
N 3rd Q 101
59
HOBBS Laurence bachelor Cosgrove 1676
R
N
bundle



HOW William yeoman Cosgrave 1715
W
N 5th Octus 229
80
HOW William
Cosgrove 1715
I
N
bundle 55A


HULLAND John clerk Cosgrove 1560
W
N 1st L 248 171 9
LANGSTROTHER John Prior - Hospital St Cosgrave 1470
presents
N Early
21 Jul 22 -- pc
LECHAM Richard
Cosgrove 1527
W
N 1st D
38 3 *
LLOYD Elizabeth widow Cosgrove 1703
W
N 3rd L 272
55
LOVELL John
Cosgrove 1672
A
N
A



LOVELL John
Cosgrove 1672 N
bundle



LOYD William
Cosgrave 1677 N
bundle 4


LUDGATE Peter
Cosgrave 1721
I
N
bundle 87A


LUDGATE Peter senior, shepherd Cosgrove 1721
W
N 5th Secundus 239
74
MANSELL Edward gent Cosgrave 1696 N
bundle 31


MAYE Robert
Cosgrove 1540
W
N 1st G 52 35 6 or MAYO
MAYHOWE John yeoman Cosgrove 1617
W
N 2nd P
47 38 a MAYWOOD
MAYOWE Thomas
Cosgrove 1559
W
N 1st Q 330 183 13
MAYWOOD John yeoman Cosgrove 1617
W
N 2nd P
47 38 a MAYHOWE
MULSHO William carrier Cosgrove 1641
W+I
N 2nd G
134 30
NEWTON John priest Cosgrave 1470
Ind
N Early
21 Jul 22 -- pc
NICOLLS Richard
Cosgrove 1530
W
N 1st D 803 343 4
NORTHFOLKE Meredi died Cosgrave 1470
vacated
N Early
21 Jul 22 -- pc
PAISE Henry carrier Cosgrove 1700
A
N
bundle 22


PEAKE William yeoman Cosgrave 1669
W
N 4th 10
153 72 Poaksley
PEAKE William yeoman Cosgrove 1685
I
N
bundle 128


PEAKE William yeoman Cosgrove 1685
W
N 3rd K 181
53 Puxley Green
PERY Bray miller Cosgrave 1702
W
N 3rd W 276
63
POLLYMP William
Cosgrove 1512
W
N 1st A 207 93 1
POLYNG William
Cosgrove 1532
W
N 1st E 24 13 5 damaged
RAND George yeoman Cosgrove 1777
A
N
bundle 03 May


RAWLINS John
Cosgrave 1667
W
N 4th 8
102 70
RAWLINS Joan widow Cosgrove 1691
W
N 3rd M 146
56
RIGBEE Anthony yeoman Cosgrove 1632 N 2nd F
70 29
RIGBY Henry
Cosgrave 1693
A
N
bundle 65


RIGBY Christopher gent, the sec Cosgrave 1722
W
N 5th 11 12
82
RIGBY Alice widow Cosgrove 1588
W
N 1st V 657 317 15
RIGBYE Henry husbandman Cosgrave 1585
W
P
5
57 88
ROBYNSON Thomas
Cosgrove 1550
W
N 1st K 438 163 8
ROUGHEAD John husbandman Cosgrove 1594
W
N 1st Y
212 18
RUFHEAD Peter whittawer Cosgrove 1641
W
N 3rd C 63
46
RUSHELL William victualler Cosgrove 1632
W+I
N 2nd I
106 32
RYGBIE William
Cosgrove 1558
W
N 1st L 159 126 9
RYGBYE James
Cosgrove 1555
W
N 1st M 289 209 10
SCOTT William yeoman Cosgrave 1743
A
N
bundle 12 Apr


SCRIVENER Edward
Cosgrave 1755
A
N
bundle 02 Dec


SCRIVENER Eleanor
Cosgrave 1784
A
N
bundle 23 Nov


SIMPSON Jeffery
Cosgrove 1670
A
N
bundle



SLAYMAKER William labourer Cosgrove 1739
I
N
loose 371

Old Stratford
SMITH George sen, yeoman Cosgrave 1674
W
N 4th 10
217 72
SMITH Robert labourer Cosgrave 1738
W
N
loose 356


SMITH Sarah widow Cosgrave 1739
A
N
bundle 04 Jun


SMITH George sen Cosgrove 1674
A
N 4th 8
58a 70
SPENCER Thomas husbandman Cosgrove 1558
W
N 1st L 210 153 9
SPYKE William
Cosgrove 1518
W
N 1st A 703 453 1
THORNBECK Richard eld, yeoman Cosgrove 1613
W
N 2nd S
128 41 Old Stratford
TOMES Joan
Cosgrove 1527
W
N 1st D
41 3 *
TURVEY William
Cosgrave 1717
W
N 5th Quintus 191
77
TURVEY William farmer Cosgrave 1754
A
N
bundle 22 Jul


WALBANCKE Arthur yeoman Cosgrove 1661
I
N
bundle


not found
WATSON Anthony
Cosgrove 1592
W
N 1st Y
39 18
WEBB Robert
Cosgrave 1696
A
N
bundle 41


WELSTEAD George clerk, rector Cosgrove 1667 N
bundle



WOODWARD Robert
Cosgrove 1560
W
N 1st P 220 80 12
WOODWARDE Ellen widow Cosgrave 1585
W
P
5
21 88

TNA DocumentsOnline - Wills
Cosgrove Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills at The National Archive etc.
Surname Forename Status Place Year Date Ref:
BEACHAM Thomas yeoman Cosgrove 1614 May 04 PROB 11/123/553
BEAUCHAMP John yeoman Cosgrove 1655 Jul 14 PROB 11/244/34
BEAUCHAMP John
Reigate 1655 May 23 PROB 11/245/407
BEAUCHAMP John yeoman Cosgrove 1655 Jul 14 PROB 11/223/578
BEAUCHAMP John gentleman Cosgrove 1688 Jul 06 PROB 11/392/14
BIGGIN Eleanor widow Marylebone High Street
near Paddington
1788 Jun 07 PROB 11/1166/267
BIGGIN John
Saint Mary Lambeth 1775 Apr 19 PROB 1006/304
BIGGIN George
Cosgrove 1803 Dec 13 PROB 11/1401/369
BIRD William yeoman Cosgrove 1655 Feb 04 PROB 11/247/106
CHIBNALL Anthony gentleman Cosgrove 1830 Nov 11 PROB 11/1777/400
DURHAM John Surveyor Cosgrove 1847 Feb 20 PROB 11/2050/110
FORRESTER Pulter Doc. of Div. Cosgrove 1778 Sep 04 PROB 11/1045/169
FORTHO Edward
Cosgrove 1621 Oct 23 PROB 11/138/177
FOULKES Elizabeth widow Cosgrove 1616 Jun 26 PROB 11/128/30
GOODE William gentleman Cosgrove 1813 Oct 08 PROB 11/1548/380
GRIFFIN George victuller Cosgove 1846 Mar 28 PROB 11/2030/277
GURNEY William gentleman Cosgrove [Puxley] 1711 Apr 24 PROB 11/520/309
HARRIS Mary widow Cosgrove 1679 Jun 03 PROB 11/360/58
JONES Fanny / Frances
Cosgrove 1837 Jan 23 PROB 11/1871/231
LONGUEVILLE Henry
Cosgrove 1742 Feb 09 PROB 11/716/108
LOWNDES Anne spinster Cosgrove 1817 Mar 01 PROB 11/1590/291
LOWNDES Anne spinster Cheltenham & Cosgrove 1853 Jan 17 PROB 11/2165/201
LOWNDES Mary spinster Cosgrove 1812 Jun 30 PROB 11/1534/267
MANSEL George
Cosgrove 1811 Jul 29 PROB 11/1524/277
MANSEL John
Cosgrove 1794 Jun 25 PROB 11/1246/249
MANSEL Henry Longueville clerk Cosgrove 1835 May 12 PROB 11/1847/65
MANSEL John Christopher
Cosgrove 1839 May 02 PROB 11/1911/54
MANSEL Mary Anne spinster Cosgrove 1801 May 09 PROB 11/1357/277
MANCEL Maria Antonia widow Cosgrove 1843 Feb 18 PROB 11/1975/147
MANSOLE [MANSEL] Edward Revd. Ecclesfield 1705
Northampton Record Office
MARRIOTT Abraham
Cosgrove 1836 Feb 18 PROB 11/1858/84
MOORSON Robert Sir, Vice Admiral Cosgrove 1835 Jun 01 PROB 11/1848/189
PAINE Tobias lace buyer Cosgrove 1692 Aug 01 PROB 11/411/111
PALMER Ann widow Cosgrove 1836 Jun 08 PROB 11/1863/260
PARRITT or PARRETT John blacksmith Cosgrove 1688 Apr 10 PROB 11/391/64
PARRATT John blacksmith Cosgrave 1752 Nov 12 PROB 11/485/50
PAYNE Mary widow Cosgrove 1699 Jul 05 PROB 11/451/366
PENN William gentleman Cosgrave 1657 Sep 15 PROB 11/268/31
PORTER William lace buyer Cosgrove 1719 Dec 19 PROB 11/571/402
PYE John yeoman Cosgrove 1583 Oct 23 PROB 11/66/64
RAND Gabriell
Cosgrove 1689 Jan 14 PROB 11/394/104
RAND Gabriel yeoman Cosgrove 1774 Oct 14 PROB 11/1002/51
RAWLINS Richard yeoman Cosgrove 1690 Dec 11 PROB 11/401/377
RICHARDS Richard shepherd Cosgrove 1645 Apr 15 PROB 11/193/54
RIGBY Christopher Merchant Taylor St Mary Abchurch 1708 May 14 PROB 11/501/278
RIGBY Gabriell gentleman Cosgrove 1687 Dec 15 PROB 11/389/237
SCARTH Thomas
Cosgrove 1825 Jun 21 PROB 11/1700/407
SCRIVENER Richard farmer Cosgrove 1854 Nov 03 PROB 11/2201/123
SHARP Richi labourer Cosgrove 1701 Jul 15 PROB 11/461/153
SMITH Joseph weaver Cosgrove 1773 Dec 02 PROB 11/993/239
STRINGFIELD John yeoman Cosgrove 1823 Oct 25 PROB 11/1677/10
THOMSON William clerk Cosgrave 1752 Apr 07 PROB 11/794/194
THORNE Joshua gentleman Cosgrove 1833 Mar 07 PROB 11/1813/445
WALKER Charles reverend Cosgrove 1810 May 15 PROB 11/1511/525
WHALLEY Arthur gentleman Cosgrove 1762 Dec 03 PROB 11/340/525
WHALLEY John clerk Cosgrove 1647 Nov 26 PROB 11/202/292
WHALLY John
Cosgrove 1671 Feb 15 PROB 11/335/331
WILDMAN John rector Cosgrove 1699 Jun 05 PROB 11/451/222