Will of William Wrayford, of Silverton, Gentleman,
dated April 29, 1700
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.
Testator gives as follows:
To Joan Galerd, widow, 18 pieces of "broad gold."
"William Bryanne, of Exeter, £40.
"Silvanus Bryanne, £10.
"Richard Bryanne, of Exeter, £30 a year out of "tenement in Sandford in possession of Silvanus Gillett," remainder to kinsman, William Wrayford, of London.
To Mary Hulsland, life interest in houses at Silverton formerly called "Buckingham's houses," with remainder to poor of parish of Silverton for ever.
To Edward Bryanne, life interest in tenement at Bridford with remainder to kinsman, William Wrayford.
To his sister Joan Galerd and her daughter Margaret Davis, mourning rings.
To Grace Bryanne, £20, to Richard Bryanne, £10.
To Francis Were, of Silverton, Esq., and his wife Grace Were 2 guineas, also to Grace Were one piece of broad gold.
To his god-daughter, Mrs. Grace Were, Junr., 6 guineas.
"John Weare and his sister Elizabeth, 2 guineas.
"Mr. Troit, Rector of Silverton, one piece of broad gold to preach my funeral sermon."
To the poor of Silverton £10, and of Bickley £5.
To his sister Grace Bryanne, 50 guineas and his great gold ring.
To his sister Ann Holmes, 50 guineas and "my sealing ring with my coat of arms cut upon the ring."
To Mary and Ann, daughters of Grace Bryanne, £10 a piece, and 2 guineas for rings.
To Silvanus Bryanne, a house in Silverton called Waterleate.
To Richard Bryann, interest in "Shepherd's Wood."
To his kinsman William Wrayford, the rest of his lands in Crediton, Sandford, and elsewhere, with remainder to kinsman, Matthew Wrayford.
To his sisters, Ann Holmes and Grace Bryanne, the residue of his personal estate and appoints them executrixes.
Proved November 15, 1700.