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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.
I give to the poor of the parish of Modbury if I die there 20/-
and if I die not there 13/4 and the other 6/8 in the parish where I
To Katherine Pearse my daughter 3 silver spoons 1 great brass pot that I bought of Robert Burley 3 platters 3 pottengers and 3 Sawcers of tynne.
To Mary Face, her daughter, 6/8.
To Each of Thomas Pearse's children 6/8.
To Mary Sweete my daughter 2 silver spoons, the under feather bed that I lye on and one feather bolster and one brass pan that I bought of Michell and 3 tynne platters.
To Each of Henry Sweete's 4 children 6/8.
To Johane Face 20/- yearly out of my land in West Sandford called "Heale," to the said Johane Face 3 silver spoons.
To Silvanus "my son's child" one guilt salt.
To my servant Thomasyne 20/-.
To Johane my wife her choice of any of my goods amounting to the value of £5.
All the rest of my goods ungiven and unbequeathed both moveable and immovable I give to William my Son whom I make my Sole Executor.
Proved August 2, 1595.
[NOTE.- Testator's daughter Katherine appears to have been twice married: Istly to . . . Face; 2ndly to Thos Pearse. The Mary and Johane Face mentioned in the will were doubtless Katherine's daughters by her first marriage.]
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