Will of Richard Turner, 1639
This is a transcript of the nuncupative will of Richard Turner, made on 26 May 1639. No record of his burial has been found.
A Richard Turner, probably him, is mentioned in a number of the manor court rolls for Godwyn's or Old Court manor in Eastnor. In 1630 he was in possession of a certain amount of land, but by July 1638 he seems to have sold it all to Richard Reed. A later document shows Edward Turner, probably his son, living in a house owned by Richard Reed (documents in private hands).
When Richard Turner died he left everything to his wife Anne 'being a lame woman' for her maintenance and made her his executrix. She declined to administer the estate, perhaps because of her infirmity, in favour of their son Edward.