WASTFIELD Sarah (see also Sarah Bennett I)

Posted on: October 30th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Brislington Pottery.

She took over the Pottery from her husband, Robert Bennett II.

1671-79 She operated the Pottery alone until 1672, when she married Robert Wastfield who then ran the Pottery with her until his death in 1677.  She then operated the Pottery alone until her death in 1679. Robert Collins retained an interest in the Pottery until 1689.

Her daughter, Sarah Bennett II, succeeded her at the Pottery.

She was the widow of both Robert Bennett II and Robert Wastfield, her second husband.

1678 10 Sep. Will:
Be it rememberd. That I Sarah Wastfield of Brislington als Bussleton in the Countie of Somerset widow being sick in bodie, but of a sound & perfect mynd and memorie doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) ffirst I give to my Sonne Robert Wastfield one silver Boll [bowl]; Item I give to my daughter Sarah Bennett my biggest silver Cawdle Cupp; Item I give to my daughter in law Jane Knee wife of Edward Knee of the Citie of Bristoll white-tawer one Bedd marked R.W. together with the rugs blankets bedstead and appurtenances thereunto belonging; Alsoe I give unto her my grey stuff Gowne and my gray haire Stuff Peticoat; Item I give to my said daughter Sarah two great Chests, one Spruce-Chest, and the other an Oaken one, being both now in my upper Chamber in my now dwellinghouse; Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Wastfield a certaine Messuage tenemt. and storehouse with their appurtenances now in the tenure or occupation of William Cole scituate in or neare Temple-Backs in the parish of Temple within the said Citie of Bristoll To hold to her the said Elizabeth for the space of two yeares to be accompted from the day of my decease, All the rest and residue of my Terme & Interest in the said Messuage tenement storehouse and Premises I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Sarah; Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth all that my messuage tenement and Premises together with all my leazowes grounds Closes and appurtenances late in the tenure or occupation of John Cowling and now of John Withers scituate in Brislington aforesaid and which my late husband Robert Wastfield purchased of one … Vaughan To hold my said daughter Elizabeth for all my Terme and Interest therein; Item I give to my said daughter Sarah all my tooles frames boards mylls and all utensils and implements now used or belonging to the Trade of Gallypotmaking; Item I give to my Servant Mary Pope one grey Serge-Peticoat and one mixt Stuff-Peticoat; Item I give to Hester Cooke wife of John Cooke of Keinsham one white mantle; Item I give to Elizabeth Cole Servant to the said William Cole one old Stuff-Gowne of a mixt greene-colour; Item I give to my Apprentices and to my men servants (except Edward Ward) tenn shillings apiece; Item I commit the care and education & Maintenance of all my said Children to my Executors in Trust hereinafter-named: All the rest and residue of my Goods Chattells Rate: householdstuff Stock and all other my estate whatsoever (not herein before given) I give to my said daughter Elizabeth whome I make and ordaine Executrix of this my last Will and Testamt.  And I appoint my ffather James Cole Thomas Callowhill and Richard Snead all of the said Citie Executors in Trust during the Minorite of my said daughter Elizabeth…
Signed Sarah Wastfield. Witnessed by Edward Ward and John Gregory
(PRO Prob. 11/359)
1679 9 May. Sarah Wastfield’s will was proved (PRO Prob. 11/359).


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