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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.

University of London
Asset Author: 
Sylvia Pinches