Will of Matthew Wreford the younger, of Morchard Bishop, Yeoman,
dated March 11, 1752
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 son Matthew when 24, Lower Shobrooke, Morchard; should Matthew die before attaining that age, then he gives the same
To his son William when 21, subject to payment thereout of £200 to his (Testator's) children John, Roger, Elizabeth, and Sarah after their mother's death.
The remainder in the said Lower Shobrooke Estate he gives to his two sons, John and Roger, charged with payment of £50 to his two daughters Elizabeth and Sarah.
To his son John, £10.
"Whereas John James my wife's father hath talked of taking care of my son John if he shall not advance enough to make my son's part equal to that of my younger children, then so much shall be advanced out of my personal Estate as shall make John's share equal to that of my younger children."
The residue of bis estate testator gives to his four younger children, William, Roger, Eizabeth and Sarah, whom be makes his executors, and appoints his father, Matthew Wreford the elder, his brother William Wreford, and Richard Kelland trustees.
Administration granted to trustees, October 4, 1754, during minority of executors.
Will proved November 3, 1767, by Elizabeth May (wife of Richard May), formerly Wreford, she having attained 21.