William Torrey1,2

M, d. before 18 June 1557
     William was born in Combe St. Nicholas, Somersetshire, England. William married Thomasyne (?) in England. The family resided at Combe, Sommersetshire, England. William made his will on 7 October 1556.

William Torry of Combe Seynt Nichas in the diocese Of Bathe and Wells, 7 October 1556. My body to be buried in the church yard of Combe St Nicholas. To the Church of St Andrew in Welles twelve pence. To the Church of Combe St. Nicholas six shillings eight pence. To Elizabeth Screvyn my servant a chilver sheep. To John Morys my servant a chilver sheep. To every of my children ten sheep. To Alexander Nobyll twelve pence. The residue of my goodes not given “nother” bequeathed I give and bequeath to Thomasyn my wife, whom I make and ordain sole executrix. William Gollopp and Thomas Torrye two of the overseers.3

William departed this life in Combe St. Nicholas. He was buried there in the churchyard of St. Nicholas. His will was probated on 18 June 1557.


  1. [S68] Josephine C. Frost, Haviland Genealogy: Ancestors & Descendants of William Haviland of Newport, Rhode Island & Flushing, Long Island, 1653-1688, with special records of the allied families of Field, Hull, Torrey, Willets-Willis, page 499.
  2. [S123] John Torrey, Genealogical Notes Showing the Paternal Line of Descent From William Torrey of Combe St Nicholas, Somerset County, England, page 9.
  3. [S1121] Henry fitz Gilbert Waters, Genealogical Gleanings, page 299 - Will of William Torrey dated: 07 October 1556 & proved: 18 June 1557.