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Wickwar, a parish in the hundred of Upper Grumbold's Ash, county of Gloucester, Wickwar Parish is 2.77 miles northwest of Hawkesbury; 3.51 southwest of Wotton Under Edge; 3.51 northwest of Horton; 3.62 northwest of Little Sodbury; 3.72 north of Chipping Sodbury; 4.39 northeast of Iron Acton; 4.39 southwest of North Nibley; 4.73 northwest of Old Sodbuy; 5.59 east of Alveston; 6.94 southwest of Cam; 7.27 southeast of Berkeley; and 7.95 northeast of Stoke Gifford. Researcher Leslie Maher notes that the earliest extant parish register for Wickwar begins in 1689, and that although some Bishop's transcripts are extant, they are fragmentary.

In the records of Wickwar are found both the surname CAM or CAME and the surname COME, with Francis CAM terming John COMES his brother-in-law in 1619. Whether an intermarriage of two families or a variant spelling of one is not yet known, but note that the surname Stinchomb is also found in the records of this parish as Stinchcam.


Extracted from 1544-67 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091371 thru to #0091377, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI:

1561 Will of Thomas WALKOTT of Wickwar. sons Rob, Thos & Anthony; svt Jn RICHARDS; wife Kath exec; overs: Thos BYSSHOP, Thos WEBE, Thos CAM & Thos PAST [Search Words: BISHOP, WEBB]

Extracted from 1568-89 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091378 thru to #0091379, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI:


1571 Will of Thomas FOORDE of Wickwar. minister. poor of Alderley; sisters Joan, Dorothy & 2 named Margt; bro Rich; bro Rob & his childr; Henry MYLLE; Chris PLOM; Francis CAME; Nicholas WALKELEY; Thos WELSHYRE; Jn STOCK; Rob COOLE; execs bro Rob F & Thos CAME [Search Words: MILL, PLUM, WILSHIRE, WAKELEY, Robert, Richard, Margaret, Christopher]


1583 Will of Thomas CAME of Wickwar (given as "Caine" in index). poor of Hawkesbury & Horton; land in Horton to wife Margt & son Thos; godson Thos CAME; Wlm & Jn sons of Thos CAME; childr Francis, Henry & Mary; Thos & Margt childr of Henry TOMES; Thos, Jn & Henry sons of Alex TOMES; execs wife Margt & son Thos; overs Alex TOMES [Search Words: Margaret, William, John, Alexander]


1587 Will of Richard WOLWORTH alias WEBB of Wickwar, clerk. Arthur WOLWORTH & his son Rich & other childr; son in law Rich COLWELL, his wife Edith & their dtr Agn COOKE; land at Charthills; son Arthur; wife Dorothy exec; overs Arthur VIZER & Arthur CAME senr

Search Words: Agnes

Extracted from 1590-99 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091384 thru to #0091387, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI:


1597 Will of Margaret CAM of Wickwar. son Francis & his childr Arthur, Eliz, Margt & Mary; Margt dtr of Nichls BAINHAM; Thos TOMES senr; Thos CAM senr; 3 childr of Alex TOMES; decsd dtr Mary wife of Nichls BAINHAM & their childr Thos, Henry, Alex & Jane; son Thos C & his dtr; son Henry C exec [Search Words: Elizabeth, Nicholas, Thomas, Alexander]


1599 Will of John SARNEY of Wickwar, weaver. childr Wlm, Jn, Edward, Arthur & Mary; wife Edith exec; overs Edward KNIGHT, Francis CAMBE, Geo (VINKE?) & Jms (WEEKE?)

Search Words: George

Extracted from 1600-1614 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091387 thru to #0091393, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI:

1602 Will of Thomas BISHOPP of Wickwar, yeo. wardship of Alice, Christian & Eliz dtrs of Thos TOMES decsd; wife Christian exec; overs Henry CAMBE & bro Henry B [Search Words: Elizabeth]


1608 Will of Agnes HOOPER of Wickwar, widow. 3 childr of Geo COLE of Winterborne; son Alex TOMES & his childr Thos, Jn & Mary; godsons Henry COLE senr, Wlm FOORD & Wlm HANCORNE; godtr Agn wife of Jn COLE; Wlm ILES; exec son Alex TOMES; overs Benedict WEBB of Kingswood & Arthur CAMBE of Wick, Berkeley [Search Words: George, Alexander, Thomas, John, William]


1613 Will of Henry STOCK of Wickwar, weaver. dtrs Agn, Alice, Kath, Eliz & Margt; wife Kath exec; overs Rich & Thos STOCK; witns Henry BYSHOPP, Jn BURNELL, Thos CAMBE & Arthur CAMBE [Search Words: Agnes, Katherine, Margaret, Richard, Thomas, John, BISHOP]

Extracted from 1615-1624 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091394 thru to #0091398, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI:


1617 Will of Richard COLWALL of Wickwar, weaver. sis Margt; Jone & Mary dtrs of Wlm SMYTH; kinsm Rich COLWALL; wife Edith; cousins Margt BURGES & Eliz COMPI;* son in law Arthur COOCKE; goddtrs Eliz WEBB & Eliz COLWALL; exec kinsman Wlm COOCKE; overs: Thos FOBBS, Thos WEBB & Jn DANGERFIELD [Search Words: Margaret, Joan, William, Elizabeth, Thomas]


1619 Will of Francis CAM of Wickwar, yeo. [yeoman] names sons Franc, Arth, Henry; dtrs Mary & Jone; wife Jone exec; land in Iron Acton to son Thos; overs: cousin Jn COMES of Wickwar & son in law Henry ROBERTS. [Search Words: Arthur, Jane, Joan, John, Thomas].**

* There is also a surname COMPIER in these records.

** Also published by Gen-UKI in 1619 Gloucestershire Probate Records, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091396, by Leslie Maher.

Extracted from 1636-1650 Gloucestershire Probate Records, parishes of Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington & Wickwar, abstracted from L.D.S. Film #0091406 thru to #0091413, by Leslie Maher and published by Gen-UKI:


1636 Will of Thomas TOMES, senr of Wickwar, yeo. dtrs Martha & Mary; dtr Anne wife of Thos HANKERNE & their son Thos; dtr Eliz wife of Jn MACHIN & their childr Sara & Rich; kinsman Alex TOMES of Ingleston; Phil WIRRYATT; son Thos exec; overs bro in law Alex DORNEY, son in law Jn MACHIN and & kinsman Jn CAM senr [Search Words: Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Alexander, Richard, Phillip]

Was the surname CAM-CAME-CAMBE a.k.a. COM-COME-COMBE, etc., or were these two separate surnames? Or was the John COMES of 1619 possibly John TOMES? According to the PRO Index, there is a 1721 suit (location not given) between CAME and COMES (C 11/2168/16), about which no further details are known at this time.

Also found in the records of this parish are the surnames: PULLEIN-PULLEN, CREW and UNDERWOOD as well as John SMITH of Nibley.


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