Name: Alice Richards <<$>>
Given Name: Alice
Birth: 1584 in Pitminster, Somersetshire, England
Death: 24 Apr 1634 in Combe St. Nicholas, England
Change Date: 13 Aug 2013 at 01:00:00
Alice (Richards) Torrey made her will April 24, 163, but the date of its probate is unknown . It reads:
"Alice Torrey of Bettam in the parish of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, widow.
·To be buried in the church yard of Combe.
·To the parish church iii s 4d and the poor of the parish vi s viij d.
·To son James Torrey so much of mine own estate as to make his father's bequest and his sister Marie's by 3 score pounds," (there is evidently an error in copying but I have gathered that the intention was to equalize among the children their portions from their father and their share in the inheritance from their sister Mary who had died, and perhaps "by" should be read "be") "and the same to be paid unto him within three months after my decease.
·A similar bequest to son Philip Torrey, to be paid unto him when he shall attain the age of one and twenty years and not before.
·To Joseph Torrey a similar bequest of three score pounds.
·To my servant Jone three pounds.
·To Samuel, the son of my son William, one book in the house, of Mr. Perkins works. I give to him also one ewe and lamb the best of all my flock.
·All the rest of my goods not given nor bequeath, my debts and legacies paid and funeral discharged, I give and bequeath to William Torrey, my son, whom I do make whole and sole executor, and for my son's assistance in the performance of this trust I do intreat Mr. Joseph Greenfield my cousin John Blake, Henry Dunster and Hugh Sheppeard to be my overseers, for the good of my children.
Witnesses Henry Dunster and Johan Clarke. Memo: 13 li 10s due from my brother in law Thomas Lumbard." The seal seems to be a chevron between three crescents.
Henry Dunster, named in her will, was unquestionably the husband of her daughter Anne and Joseph Greenfield was vicar of Combe St. Nicholas.
(The Torrey Families and their Children in America Vol. I pages 3-6)
From the Rootsweb database of David Torrey.
Father: James Richards <<$>>-<<< b: 1545 in Somerset, England
Mother: Alice Blake <<$>>-<<< b: 1548 in Over Stowey, Somerset, England
Phillip Torrey <<$>> b: 1580 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
27 Nov 1604
in Pitminster, Somersetshire, England
- James J. Torrey <<$>>-<<< b: 1612/1613 in Combe, St. Nicholas, Somersetshire, England
- Anne Torrey
- William Torrey <<$>> b: 21 Dec 1608 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
- Philip Torrey <<$>> b: 1614/1615 in Combe St. Nicholas, England
- Joseph Torrey <<$>>-<<< b: 21 Jun 1621 in Combe St. Nicholas, England
- Anne Torrey b: 1605/1606 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
- Mary Torrey b: ABT 1607 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
- Sarah Torrey b: ABT 1609 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
- Naomi Torrey <<$>> b: 10 Mar 1614 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England