Alicia Richards

F, b. January 1581, d. after 24 April 1634
FatherJames Richards b. c 1544, d. b 19 Jan 1607/8
MotherAlice Blake b. c 1554, d. b 17 Aug 1585
     She was christened there in January 1581 in St. Andrew & St. Mary Church.1 Alicia was born in Pitminster Parish, Somersetshire, England. Alicia married Philip Torrey, son of William Torrey, on 27 November 1604 in Pitminster Parish. Alicia's husband, Philip, died before 27 June 1621 in Combe St. Nicholas, leaving her a widow. Alicia made her will on 24 April 1634.

Alice Torrey of Bettam in the parish of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, widow, 24 April 1634. To be buried in church yard of Combe. To the parish church iiis 4d and the poor of the parish vis viijd. 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, 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 bequeathed, my debts and legacies paid and my 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 Greenfeild my cousin John Blake Henry Dunster and Hugh Sheppeard to be my overseers, for the good of my children.
Wit. Henry Dunster and signum Johan [mark] Clarke
Memo: 13 pounds 10 shilling due from my brother in law Thomas Lumbard.2,3

Alicia departed this life in Combe St. Nicholas. She was buried there in the churchyard of St. Nicholas.

Family

Philip Torrey d. b 27 Jun 1621
Children

Citations

  1. [S1198] Clifford L. Stott, Humphrey Blake & His Descendants in New England & South Carolina, page 97.
  2. [S1196] Clifford L. Stott, Humphrey Blake & His Descendants in New England & South Carolina, page 279 - Abstract of Will of alice Torrey of Bettam dated: 24 April 1634 & probated: [not given].
  3. [S1121] Henry fitz Gilbert Waters, Genealogical Gleanings, pages 300-301 - Will of Alice Torrey of Bettam dated: 24 April 1634 & probated: [not given].