Will of William Wreford, of Clannaborough, Devon, Yeoman,
dated July 2, 1771
Provided by John Moore
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.
To his grandson John Partridge, £20 at 21.
To his daughter Ann, wife of Samuel Brown, £200.
To his daughter Susanna, wife of James Partridge, £200.
To his son Samuel Wreford and to John Wreford, of West Sandford, £400 in trust, as to £200 for his daughter Ann and as to £200 for his daughter Susannah for their separate use.
To his daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah, £400 each at 22.
To his said trustees Samuel and John Wreford, an annuity of £20 for benefit of wife Elizabeth.
To his wife Elizabeth, his "best bed performed."
To his son John Wreford and his heirs, "West Langford," "Great Common Moor," and "Little Common Moor," or "Turner's Plot."
To his son Samuel and his heirs, lands lately bought of Captain John Tucker, Francis Hite and John Burridge, known as "Hollowcombe" or "Holcombe," and all lands in Crediton, also £100.
To his son Silvanus at 22, the following tenements: "Old Inn," at Bow; "Tredown," Bow; "Loaders," in Zeal; and "Merrifields," in Down St. Mary; also £100.
Residue to his son, John Wreford, sole executor.
By codicil dated July 5, 1771, testator gave his son Silvanus land known as "Spesters' Plot" bought of Richard Kelland, of Zeal.
By another codicil, dated July 13, 1777, testator recites a settlement of that date by which certain leasehold estates were settled in trust for testator's daughter Ann, wife of Samuel Brown, such settlement being in satisfaction of tbe provision made for her by the above will.
Witnesses: William Sandford and Samuel Brown.
Proved January 15, 1779.