Will of William Wreford, of Clannaborough, Devon, Yeoman,
dated October 11, 1683
This is extracted from "Records and Pedigree of the Wreford Family of Devonshire", compiled by George Wreford of Gray's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, 2nd ed. Printed for circulation amongst Family Subscribers (1909) 90pp + 44 charts.
By his will the testator gives as follows:
To Mary Wreford his daughter £200, £100 part thereof at 21, and the other £100 one year after, also one "feather bed performed."
To his son John Wreford a tenement called "Broadfield" at 21, the said John to pay to his brother William £120 at 21. If either dies before 21, the said bequests to be "equally dyvided amongst the rest of my children."
To his son William Wreford one tenement in Bishop's Morchard, after the death of Agnes Wreford his mother.
To his son William, £50 in 7 years.
To his son Samuel Wreford, three tenements "lyinge in the town of Bowe."
To his son Samuel, £100 in one year and £100 in three years after testator's death.
To Mary Wreford, daughter of his brother Roger, £40 in 3 years.
To his wife Agnes, £5 a year for life, to be paid to her by his son Roger.
Also to his wife Agnes, his "best Milch Cowe, the said Cowe to be kept upon the Barton of Clannaburough, also the use of a horse upon all occasions during her life."
Also to his wife Agnes, one feather bed one dust bed, "the second best brass crocke, and one other brass crocke and three brass panns, a cauldron, one dozen of the second best pewter dishes, two tubbs, one keeve & 2 barrells."
Residue of goods & chattels to his son Roger and makes him sole Executor.
Witnesses: William Tucker, Richard Hole, and Catherine Hole.
Proved April 11, 1684.