The will of Richard Rose (d. c. 1657/8)

(Richard Rose is a 10 x great grandfather of mine)

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The Will

In the name of God Amen
I Richard Rose of Wotten Fitzpayne in the County of Dorsett Esquire beinge weake
of body but I prayse God of stronge and perfect memorie doe make this my
last will and Testament as followeth Inprimis I commend my Soule unto
Allmighty God in an assured faith and confidence through Jesus Christ that
with these eyes I shall see him And my body to be buried by my late deceased
wife in the Church of Wotten aforesaid Item I declare that my brother
in lawe Francis Harvey hath ingaged himselfe to mee by bonds and other
deedes to the value of above two Thousand poundes and the absolute Inheri=
tance to mee and my heires of that howse wherein hee sometime dwelled
in Lyme Regis in the County of Dorsett with all the goods therein by bar=
gayne and sale accordinge to an Inventory wherein the said goods are expres=
sed under his owne hands In case the said Francis Harvey shall pay to
William Ellesdon [probably uncle, to whom link leads, but I have not researched if it could be another] of Lyme Regis gent one Hundred Pounds and shall alsoe pay
to my executors the summe of Tenn poundes six shillings and twoe pence
by mee disbursed or which I shall hereafter lay out for Charges in lawe in
his busineses besides the Hundred poundes to the said William Ellesdon
And shall acquit mee and my executors of the interest of Fifty poundes
payable by bill or bond to his daughter of Susanna Harvey [niece] the security therefore
was given to Anthony Ellesden [uncle] gent late deceased late deceased and likewise
discharge my executors of such degree or degrees wherein I stand ingaged
for him to John Barcroft of London And likewise of one Bond of Sixe
Hundred poundes for payment of Three hundred to the said John Barcroft
wherein I my brother Thomas Ceely [1] with John Harvey of Chard stand
bound as for money borrowed of the said John Barcroft which sume
was never lent by him as by his answeare to my Bill in Chancery
appeareth [2] And likewise if hee shall discharge mee of the interest of one
Bill of Fifty and one poundes my owne proper debt to the said John
Barcroft accordinge to a decree the principall beinge formerly paid into
the Chancery and doe procure a generall release for mee my heires
executors and assignes from him the said John Barcroft his heires
and assignes Then my will is that John Rose my Sonne doe reconvey
to Richard Harvey the Sonne of Francis Harvey the Inheritance of the
said Howse in Lyme Regis and the bargaine sale and Inventory of all
his goods and all other Bondes bills and ingagements (except one Bond
of two thousand poundes with covenants for the purchase of certaine lands
by a certaine value in the said Covenants expressed by my Sister Joane
Harvey his late wife deceased to her and her heires Item where as my
Father gave twenty poundes to the poore of Lyme to be imployed accordinge
to his will And my mother gave them tenn pounds I doe give them
Twenty poundes moore the whole Fifty poundes to be imployed either in
a Brewhowse in the said Towne or in Stocke for the benefitt of the said
poore to be paid within two yeares after my death to sett them on
worke And in case that it be not soe imployed Then my will is my
heires or the Survivour of them shall dispose thereof to such use or
uses for the poore under their handes and sealses as they shall thinke
fitt Item I give to the poore of Wotten Fitzpayne Twenty pound to bee
disposed for their use and benefitt by the discrecon and judgments of Richard
Rose my Sonne the Minister the Churchwardens and overseers there or the
major parte of them payable within two yeares after my death Item
I give to Henry Rose my Sonne and his heires my dwellinge Howse
in Lyme Regis nowe in the possession of Amias Shorte preacher in the
said towne with all the Howsehold Stuffe and lumber therein (except one
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great Spruce Chest in the Hall Chamber and all chaires and stooles in
the said howse which I give to my Sonne John Rose Alsoe I give to
my Sonne Henry Rose and his heires All that howse wherein Christopher
Collinges now dwells at Ware with all those Closes and groundes called Ransombes
and Cutterleines with their appurtenances, And alsoe all that part and
parcell of a Lease granted to mee by Henry Henley esquire for which is
to be paid unto him Forty nine shillings yearly as parte of the head
Rent due to him, The remaynder of the said heard Rent is to be paid
to him by William Rose my Sonne parte of the which said groundes in
the said Lease are nowe in the tenure and possession of the said
Christopher Collines to Sarah Pattison or their assignes hee the said Henrie
Rose or his executors is to pay unto the said Sarah Pattison the summe
of Fifty poundes for which shee now hath the proffitts of a peece of land
called Beane Close for her security Alsoe I give to my said Sonne Henry
Rose the rents of one Fullinge mill now in the possession of Richard Lumer
or his assignes beinge fower shillings by the yeare And if it soe happen
that my said Sonne Henry Rose dye unmarried and without issue Then
I give to John Rose my Sonne and his heires and executors my said
dwellinge howse in Lyme with all that Land at Ware in the possession of
Christopher Collines with that parte of the Lease given to my Sonne
Henry as aforesaid it being lawfull for my sonne Henry to make a Joyn=
ture of the said Land and Lease unto such wife as hee may have att
the time of his death And if it happen the said howse and Landes
come to my Sonne John Rose for want of issue of the said Henrie
Rose then the said John Rose and his heires shall have the said land
and lease Item I give to my Sonne William Rose and his heires All
those seaven Closes of lande called Capes hill and long Meade nowe in the
tenure of John Coy the younger lyinge in the parish of Lyme Regis And
alsoe that new howse, orchard barnes stable and all those groundes beinge the
remaynder of a Lease granted by Henry Henley Esquire [4] for ninty nine yeares
horne in the possession of John Coy the elder And alsoe the
revercon of two howses betweene the said New howse and barne
and the rents thereof with power given to the said William Rose
to make a joynture to such wise as hee shall marry of all the
said howses orchard Closes and Landes with their appurtenances
And if the said William Rose happen to dye without issue of his
body lawfully begotten Then I give to my ^ {youngest} Sonne Thomas Rose and
his heires all the said Closes of Land and the remaynder of the
said Lease bequeathed unto William Rose as aforesaid payinge out
of the same Forty nine shillings yearely rent to the said Henry
Henley and his heires Item I give to Thomas Rose my youngest sonn
and his heires lawfully begotten the Revercon and rent of certaine
howses gardens and landes in Lyme Regis (Vizt) that Close and orchard
now in the possession of Richard Allford the elder And alsoe that howse
garden orchard and land in the tenure and possession of Cornelius
Barcon that Bakehowse in the possession of Robert Holden his
assigne or assignes And those two howses upon the Stone bridge
Leadinge to the walke in the possession of William Reed and Michaell
Larcomb And that howse in the possession of Thomas Pazsons and the
garden thereto belonginge And that howse orchard and garden late
in the possession of Robert Willington deceased And that acre of land
in the possession of Benjamin James or his assignes And one other house
with garden and orchard thereto belonginge in the possession of Baptist
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Bennett And that ^ {other} plott of ground adjoyninge now in the possession of Henry
Ingram and Anthony Spencer And likewise all that long Lease of a tenemt
called Lilly and herne hill with the Appurtenances in the parish of
Charmouth now in the tenure and possession of John Coy his assignee
or assignes of which said herne hill Mathew Bragg gent by my
desire and in trust did take the Inheritance and was to reconvey the
same upon request to mee or my assignes And if it happen my Sonn
Thomas shall dye unmarried and without issue lawfully begotten Then
I give and bequeath to Richard Rose my Sonne All the said Tenement
called Lillye and herne hill and all the remaynder of the Leases thereof
and the inheritance thereof to be reconveyed to him by Mathew Bragge
as aforesaid And alsoe if hee dye unmarried and without issue lawfully
begotten Then I give to John Rose my Sonne and his heires those landes
and howses in Lyme Regis aforesaid given to my Said Sonne Thomas
and the Seaven Closes of Land to my Sonne William and his heires
if hee dye without issue lawfully begotten. Item I give to him the said
Thomas Rose Fower hundred poundes to be paid out of the Mannour and
Farm: landes of Wotten Fitzpayne now in my possession (that is to saie)
Two hundred poundes to be paid by Richard Rose and his heires seaven
yeares after my death And the other Two hundred poundes to be paid
two yeares after the same And if it happen the said Thomas Rose
shall dye beofre anie parte or all of the said legacie is to be paid
Then my will is that soe much thereof as is unpaid shall remaine
to the use and veto of Richard Rose of the Som[m]es by them to be paid
as aforesaid Item I give to John Rose my Sonne my Silver bason
and yeare one of the Silver tankard whereon my Coate of Armes is
cutt with the bedsteed the best greene furniture and an armed chaire
and fower lowe Chaires with a table Cloth and counter pane suiteable
and a bed boulster and two pillowes such as hee shall chuse in my now
dwellinge howse at Wotten with two paire of the best Sheetes and pillo=
ties and the bed performed with coverled and the blanketts by them
likewise to be chosen, Item I give unto him the Counter in the
parlour Chamber and the trunke which was heretofore his mothers mar=
ked E: M: And alsoe all such goods and howsehold stuffe in my howse
at Morganshayes [5] or in anie of my howses in Colliton parish Item I
give to him one of my best horses or mares Item I give to him
and his brother Richard Rose all my wearinge apparrell and bookes
to be equally devided betweene them Item I give unto Mary Rose and
Anne Rose her Sister all the wearinge apparrell linninge [linen] and furniture
for horses which were their mothers Item I give to Richard Rose my sonne
all such plate and goods and howsehold stuffe which are in my howse at
Wotten not formerly bequeathed and given Item I give to the said Marie
Rose my daughter Eleaven hundred poundes lawfull money of England for
her marriage porcon one Thousand poundes whereof is to be paid by my
Sonne John Rose Five hundred poundes thereof hee is to pay to my said
daughter Mary within three monethes after the said John Rose shalbe
married and the other Five hundred poundes hee is to pay within
Sixe monethes ^{there} after The other hundred poundes of the said porcon is to be paid
by my Sonne Richard Rose within Six monethes after the marriage of
the said Mary Item I give to my daughter Anne for her marriage
porcon one Thousand poundes lawfull money of England to be paid by my
said Sonne John Rose whereof Five hundred poundes is to be paid within
Six monethes after her marriage And the other Five hundred pounds with
=in Six monethes there after And for the payment of the marriage porcon
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of the said Mary Rose I doe Charge the Mannour and Demeasnes
of Morganshayes in Devon in the parish of South Lee and Colliton and
upon payment whereof the same is to be discharged And if the marriage
porcon of the said Mary be not paid shee shall receive yearely out of
the Rents issues and proffitts of the said Mannour and landes of
Morganshayes three yeares after my death Forty poundes by the yeare
to be paid quarterly by even porcons And in case John Rose my Sonn
shall not marry before my daughter Mary doe accomplish the age of
Eighteene yeares and shall not satisfie or pay the said Thousand pounds
after her age of eighteene yeares Then it shalbe lawfull for my brothers [in law]
Christopher Brodrepp and John Brodrepp or the Survivour of them to enter
and grannt an estate for ninty nine yeares determinable upon three lives
of anie parte of the said Mannour and Landes of Morganshayes and the
Landes in Colliton for the raisinge and payment of the said Thousand pounds
as aforesaid And for and concerninge the porcon given to my ^{said} daughter
Anne Rose I doe charge my lands called Bourne hay^{n}es playne whittlye
Happer haynes and Freke haynes the which said porcon of one Thousand
pound if it be not paid, as aforesaid or when shee shall attaine the
age of eighteene yeares Then it shalbe lawfull for my said Brother
Christopher and John Brodrepp to enter sell and grant soe much of the said
Lands for ninty nine yeares determinable on three lives for the raysinge
payment and satisfying the said porcon of the said Anne Rose And
I will that three yeares after my decease my daughter Anne shall
receive out of the rents issues and profitts of the said Landes Thirty
poundes by the yeare payable quarterly for her livelyhood and maintenance
Item I give unto my daughter Dorothy Rose one Thousand pounds law=
full money of England five hundre pound thereof to be paid when hee
shall attaine the age of Eighteene yeares And the other five hundred
pounde six monethes after which money and porcon of one Thousand pound
is to be charged on the Mannour and Demeasnes rents and proffitts of
Wotten Fitzpayne in the County of Dorsett And if my said Sonne
Richard Rose doe not pay the said Thousand poundes in manner aforesd
Then it shalbe lawfull for my said brother Christopher and John
Brodrepp or the Survivour of them to grant Estate by Lease for ninty nine
yeares determinable upon three lives upon anie of the Demeasnes or other
Landes within the said Mannour for raysinge and payinge the said
Thousand pound to the said Dorothy Rose in manner aforesaid Item I doe
give to the said Dorothy three yeares after my death Thirty pounds by
the yeare to be paid quarterly to her out of the rents issues and profitts
of the said Mannour and demeasnes for her support and livelyhood un=
=till the said porcon of one Thousand pounde be paid as aforesaid Item
I give to my daughter Elizabeth Rose one Thousand poundes for her porcon
And my will is that the said Mannour Demeasnes and Lands of Wotten
Fitzpayne be Charged with it to be paid by my Sonne Richard Rose to
the said Elizabeth at the age of Eighteene yeares Five hundred pounds
And the other five hundred pound six monethes after Item I will that
Thirty poundes by the yeare be paid to her the said Elizabeth three yeares
after my death out of the rents issues and proffitts of the Demeasnes and
Lands of the Mannour of Wotten Fitzpayne for her mayntenance And if my
sonne Richard Rose doe not pay the said Thowsand poundes to my daughter
Elizabeth in manner aforesaid Then it shalbe lawfull for my said brothers Chris=
topher Brodrepp and John Brodrepp to enter and grant by Lease for ninty nine
yeares determinable upon three lives soe much of anie parte of the Demeasnes
and Lands of the Mannour of Wotten Fitzpayne for raysinge and paying the
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porcon aforesaid Item my will is that my Children may live in love and
Amity togeather in my howse at Wotten aforesaid upon the rents and prof=
fitts of all my Lands and Leases in Wotten Charmouth and Lyme Regis for and
dureinge the time of three yeares after my decease, and for and towards their
howse keepeinge and maintenance accordinge to the order and direccons of
John Rose Thomas Orchard William Phillipps and James Orysley [3] or the major
part of them And if anie difference arise the same to be heard and deter=
=mined by my brothers Christopher Brodrepp and John Brodrepp or the
Survivour of them And in case they shall not soe live togeather then they
shall have for their maintenance out of the said lands as followeth: First
I give to my Sonne John as long as hee soe remaynes in my howse at
Wotten and dyett with his brothers and Sisters Thirty poundes by the yeare
for his necessary uses and the keepeinge of a horse and dyett for a Servant, And
if hee shall not live with them then I give unto him Sixty poundes by
the yeare to be paid to him quarterly after such his departure the like
yearely maintenance I give to Richard Rose when hee goes to the University
or Innes of Court And I give to my Sonne William Rose whilest hee remai=
=nes at Wotten Twenty pound a yeare And when hee lives in Oxford Forty
poundes to be paid yearely by even porcons Item I give to Henry my sonne
towards his maintenance if hee live at Wotten ^ {[in right margin] Twenty poundes by the yeare] but if hee live else where
hee shall have Forty pound yearely to be paid by even porcons Item I give
to my daughter Mary Rose twelve poundes by the yeare And to my daugh=
ter Anne tenn pound To my daughter Dorothy eight pound to my daughter
Elizabeth eight pound And to my Sonne Thomas eight pound to be paid
them or their guardians out of the said Landes by even porcons for and
dureinge three yeares after my death And my will is that if all or any
of my said children desire to live in my said howse after the said
three yeares with their brother Richard Rose that they agree with him
upon loveinge termes for their entertaynment and dyett And if my Overseers
hereafternamed thinke it conveynient to place a broade anie of my fower
daughters or my Sonne Thomas Rose for their better educacon they and
every of them shall have such maintenance out of the said Lands as
my overseers or the major parte of them shall thinke fitt and conveynient
Item if it please God that my Sonne John Rose shall marry and aftr.
Accordinge to my will shall pay unto Mary Rose my daughter or her
guardian the said Thousand poundes of lawfull english money and shee
not haveinge attained the age of eighteene yeares shall happen to dye then
my will is that her said guardian doe within three monethes after
such her death pay or cause to be paid unto John Rose my Sonne his
heires or executors five hundred poundes of the Thousand poundes by him
formerly paid And alsoe that the said guardian doe pay the remayninge
five hundred poundes to Richard my Sonne his heires or assignes three
monethes after the death of the said Mary Rose Item if it hapen that
Anne Rose my daughter shall dye before shee attaine the age of eighteene
yeares Then my will is that for her marriage porcon of one Thousand
pound which John Rose my Sonne is to pay unto her That five hundred pound
thereof shall remayne to the use and benefitt of the said John Rose my
Sonne And the other five hundred pound the said John Rose his heires
executors or assignes is to pay unto Richard Rose my Sonne his heires and
assignes within Six monethes after the said Anne Rose might have attained
the age of eighteene yeares Item it is my will that if it happen that
Dorothy Rose or Elizabeth Rose my daughters dye before their age of eighteene
yeares that then the porcon of either of them to be paid by my sonne
Richard Rose shalbe equally devided betweene John Rose and Richard Rose my
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Sonnes their executors or assignes within three monethes after the tyme that
they might have attained the age of Eighteene yeares. Item my will is that
John Rose my Sonne Thomas Orchard James Ousley and William Phillips
or the major part of them doe receive all the rents and proffitts of my
Land at Colliton and South Ley And of my Farme and landes of Morganhayes
nowe in the tenure and possesion of Richard Roberts untill Such time as my
said Sonne John Rose is to make a joynture of the said Farme unto Such a
wife as hee shall marry And shall have the same (after hee hath paied
or secured the Thousand pound before menconed for my daughter Maries porcon
for his maintenance And they the said John Rose Tho: Orchard James
Ousley and William Phillipps or the major parte of them shall likewise receive
the rents and proffitts of all my other Landes in Colliton in the possession of
other my tenants there for and towards the full payment of my debtes
oweinge before my death untill Such debtes shalbe fully Satisfied and discharged
And if anie proffitts shalbe over and above after my said Children shall have
their maintenance out of the Mannour and Demeasnes of Wotten Fitzpaine
and out of my landes leases and howses in Lyme and Charmouth aforesaid
That such overplus of rents shalbe imployed to the payment of my debts by
those formerly intrusted or the major parte of them who are to give account
from tyme to tyme of their receipts and payments to my overseers or the
major parte of them Item I give unto Anne Weston my Aunt [6] five pound
as a smale expression of my love and respectts to her for her care and paines
in my family desireinge her to continue the like care as formerly of my
Children and orderinge of my Family after my death Item I give to my
said Sonne John Rose and the heires males of his body lawfully begotten
All that the Farme and Mannour of Morganshayes in the parrishes of
South Leigh and Colliton in the County of Devon And I likewise give unto
him those Farmes called Boorne heynes Playne Whittley Happer Hayne and
Frekehayne in the parish of Colliton in the aforesaid County withall
howses Landes and Appurtenances thereto belonginge to him and to the heires
males of his body lawfully begotten with power to make a Joynture to any
wife as hee shall marry on anie of the said Landes nor exceedinge two
hundred poundes by the yeare And if the said John Rose shall have only
one or more daughters each of them shall have one Thousand pounds
porcon with conveynient maintenance till they be married or have attained
the age of one and twenty yeares out of the said Mannour Farme and
landes before menconed and given to him And if anie of them dye before
their age of one and twenty yeares, Then the porcon assigned to her shall
cease and determine And for default of such issue male of the body of the
said John Rose, the said Landes shall remayne unto and come to Henrie
Rose my Second Sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfullie
begotten And for default of such issue unto William Rose my third Sonne
and to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten And for default of
Such issues, to my right heires forever. And whereas I have formerly settled on
my Sonne Richard Rose and the heires amles of his body lawfully begotten
the Manner rents and landes of Wotten Fitzpaine in the County of Dorsett
as by a Deed indented under my hand and Seale Dated the first day of May
In the yeare of our Lord one Thousand six hundred Fifty and five and Livery
and Seison thereof then given playnely appeareth I doe likewise confirme the
same by this my will The debtes and legacies formerly therin charged beinge
paid and discharged accordinge to this my will Item I doe intreate impower &
authorize my Sonne John Rose Thomas Orchard James Owsley and William
Phillipps or the major part of them to sell soe much of my corne in howss
mowes or to be sowen this seison reserveinge only soe much as is necessary for
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Family uses And all my Cattell and horses reserveinge some Cowes and horses
for the necessarie use of the howse And the money thereof made to be
secured and Imployed towards the payment of my debtes And alsoe that
they or the greater part of them may lett and Sett anie parte of my
Farme groundes or lands now in possession (or which hereafter shalbe in
the possession of mee or of my assignes for the terme of three yeares, to
begin from the five and twentieth day of March or the nine and twentieth
of September next after my death: the Rents to be paid quarterly for the
maintenance of my Children and family as is before expressed And alsoe
may sett and lett all my howses and landes in Charmouth and Lyme Regis
at a yearely rent not exceedinge Seaven yeares (except the howse wherein
Mr Short now liveth the money and benefitt whereof with the rent Mr
Short payeth for the said howse shalbe imployed as the rent of the landes
in Wotten aforesaid, To them I give Twenty shillings a peece And for their
Charges travell and expence it shalbe deducted out of the rents and proffitts soe
made upon Accompts which are to be taken by my overseers here afternamed
to whose love and care I referr my Funeralle Desireinge it may be decent
without great Cost or expence Item I much desire my beloved friends
Thomas Moore and Henry Henley esquires my brother John Brodrepp and
John Hardy of Symondsbury Clerke to be my Overseers of this my will
To each of them I give Forty shillings to buy a Ringe for everie of them
And if anie difference shall arise or gorwe betweene any of my Children
I desire that those my Overseers or the major parte of them may heare
determine and reconcile the same And likewise I desire them to take the
Accompts of John Rose my Sonne, Thomas Orchard James Owsley and
William Phillipps or the major part of them for and concerninge such
money as they shall receive and disburse as is formerly expressed Item
all my funerall expences, debtes and legacies performed payed and dischar=
ged I give all the best of my goods (not bequeathed) to Richard Rose my
sonne when I make sole Executor of this my last will and Testament
giveinge each Covenant Servant who shalbe with mee at the time of my
death twenty Shillings a peece I doe declare that in these Sixteene sheetes
of paper is Contained my last will and Testament to which I doe sett
my hand and Seale The 31th day of October in the yeare of our Lord
one Thousand six hundred Fiftie five In the presence of Ri: Rose
Tho Bradrepp J: Bradrepp [7] Rober Daves Anne Weston Mary Luttrell [8] Hugh
Gundry

The Probate Statement

This will was proved at London the Nynteenth day of the
moneth of February in the yeare of our Lord God accordinge to
the computacon of the Church of England one Thousand Six hundred
Fifty and Seaven Before the Judges for probat of wills and granting
administracons lawfully authorized by the oath of Richard Rose the
naturall and lawfull Sonne of the said deceased and Sole executor
named in the said will To whom was committed Administracon of
all and Singular the goods Chattles and debtes of the said deceased
Hee the said Richard beinge first Sworne by vertue of a Com[missi]on. well and
truly to Ad[mini]ster the same.

Footnotes

[1] Was Thomas the husband of a sister (or of a wife’s sister)? or the brother of an unknown wife? I think he was probably the brother of a sister, possibly Judith, who had been widowed many years before. John Harvey may be a relation of Richard’s brother-in-law Francis, husband of his sister Joane.

[2] Discovery has 5 entries for cases in the Chancery Court where Richard Rose was the (or a) plaintiff and John Barcroft the defendant, dated between 1642 and 1653, all concerning property in or the manor of Broadmayne. I have yet to see any of these documents.

[3] lots of Orsleys etc. in Winsham – did a sister or other relation of Richard’s first wife marry one?

[4] Probably either Richard’s father-in-law by his first marriage (to whom the link leads) or to Richard’s brother-in-law by that same marriage.

[5] It is interesting to see that Richard now has Morganhayes. This was the home of the Morgans before they moved to Mapperton, and presumably was inherited by Mary Morgan, Richard’s mother-in-law. I wonder if it formed part of the marriage settlement when Richard married Mary’s daughter?

[6] Aunt or Aunt-in-law? I haven’t worked out where Aunt Anne fits in the tree. With his father from Jersey and born too early for most surviving Jersey records (neither PRs nor wills survive early enough) I don’t know if a sister of John Roze may have come to England. Richard’s mother had a sister Anne, but she was married by 1589 so unlikely to have been living in 1657. (I have yet to do any research to try to find out more about Aunt Anne, though I plan to)

[7] Identity of ‘Bradrepp’ witnesses uncertain; J may well have been Richard’s brother-in-law John. I don’t know of a nephew Thomas, but (at the time of writing) I only know of those sons of John that were living when he wrote his will in 1685.

[8] Richard’s mother-in-law Mary née Morgan had Luttrell half-siblings, I guess that Mary may be a wife or daughter of one of these.

TNA ref: PROB 11/273/481


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