Hibbitt & Barnes Family History


Signatures and Marks Relating to the Fryer Family of Overton

The following images of signatures and marks have been taken from various historical documents relating to the Fryer family who lived in Overton in Arlingham, Gloucestershire. These documents represent the author's direct lineage, spanning almost two centuries and six generations.


Richard Fryer (abt. 1663-1710)

Richard Fryer (abt 1663-1710)
From Richard's will dated 11th April 1710


John Fryer (abt. 1695-1757)

John Fryer (abt 1695-1757)
From the Administration document of
John's mother's estate dated 1721

John Fryer (abt 1695-1757)     John Fryer (abt 1695-1757)

From page 1 of John's will dated 17th August 1756

From page 2 of John's will dated 17th August 1756

Note the lack of consistency in the way John wrote capital 'F'


Richard Fryer (abt. 1730-1792)

Richard Fryer (abt. 1730-1792)    Richard Fryer (abt. 1730-1792)

From the Fetherne Parish Register when Richard married
Mary Harvey on 10th November 1761

From Richard's will dated 26th June 1790

It is not known why Richard did not sign his will unless his health or sight was already failing him.


John Fryer (abt. 1762-1816)

John Fryer (abt. 1762-1816)     John Fryer (abt. 1762-1816)

From the Westbury on Severn
Parish Register when John married
Phoebe Taysum on 3rd October 1791

From the Arlingham Parish Register when 
John married Carolina Hall (nee Browning)
on 8th May 1800


Richard Fryer (abt. 1792-1862)

Richard Fryer (abt. 1792-1862)     Richard Fryer (abt. 1792-1862)

From the Marriage Allegation
dated 23rd June 1813 when
Richard married Ann Jones

From the Arlingham Parish Register when 
Richard married Ann Jones
on 30th December 1813

Richard Fryer (abt. 1792-1862)
From the Administration document of
Richard's father's estate dated 8th November 1817

Richard Fryer (abt. 1792-1862)     Richard Fryer (abt. 1792-1862)

From the Marriage Allegation
dated 5th January 1827 when
Richard married Ann Pitcher

From the Uley Parish Register when 
Richard married Ann Pitcher
on 15th January 1828


Mary Ann Fryer (abt. 1815-1897)

Mary Ann Fryer (abt. 1815-1897)
From the Arlingham Parish Register when Mary Ann
married Daniel Pitcher on 12th May 1835

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