|Will of Richard Thorner 1670, Little Somerford, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 18 August 1670, proved 12 Oct 1670
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Pitte and George White
I Richard Thorner, of Little Somerford County of Wilts Gent .....
Beneficiaries: Poor of Somerford, Poor of Malmesbury, Thomas Thorner (Kinsman), Thomas Evans, John Long, John Berepecker, Poor of Marshfield,
Wife [not given], Margaret (eldest dau), Margaret (sis in law) and her 4 dau's (kinswomen), William (brother), Francis Godard (Gent & son in law),
Francis Godard's wife (dau), Francis (son of Francis Godard), Emm (dau), Richard (god son and son of William), Elizabeth West (servant), George White (servant)
, James Stedman esq. (friend)
Sole Executor: Margaret (eldest dau)
Overseers: Roger Lane (brother) and Thomas Evans (kinsman)
Estate mentioned: Messauges and lands in Somerford, Westport, Brokenborough, Malmesbury, Marshfield and Wickmarr & Wickmarr Fording Glos.
Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/334
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury