Names extracted from English wills.
From: Earl
Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2002 11:15 PM

The following names have been extracted from various wills in searching for 
data and information on Thomas Drake, bpt. 1635, co. Devon, and his sister 
Elizabeth, bpt. 1632, co Devon, both highly possible children of William and 
Margaret Westover. Both Thomas and Elizabeth Drake were in Massachusetts and 
married by 1657. Enjoy. 

Earl.

A. Names extracted from the will of John Eedes, proved London 29th August 
1651.

1. John Eedes of Honiton, co of Devon.
2. Nicholas Eedes 
2. Mary (Eedes) Bidgood,  wife of Humphrey Bidgood of Bodmyn.
2. Frances (Eedes) Jones, widow, late wife of Thomas Jones, clerke. 

Witnesses: Michall Ratcliffe and Charitie Hunt

B. Names extracted from the will of Nicholas Seward, proved London 24th 
August 1657

1. Nicholas Seward of Ottery st Mary co of Devon gentleman, m. Christian

2. Nicholas Seaward

Nicholas Seward of Ottery st Mary, owed the following individuals money to be 
payed from the sale of his livestock, corn and hay.
Charles Vaghan Esq,  eight hundred pounds. John Marshall Esq,  forty pounds . 
George

Heydon,  gentleman, twenty pounds.  Thomas Carnell,  twenty pounds.

Executors: William Taylor, Thomas Morris, and Edward Ibdon. 

Witnesses:  Arthur Newton and Geo Axe.

C.  Names extracted from the will of Katherine Drake of Churchtaunton, co of 
Devon widow, proved  London 26th April 1695.

1. Katherine Drake of Churchtaunton, co of Devon widow of Dennis Drake gent. 
2. Thomas Drake. 

2. William  Drake.

Executor: Alexander Drake gent, and brother of Dennis Drake, gent

Witnesses: Cha Baker, Jo Pitfield,  Bridgett Bond.   

D. Names extracted from the will of John Seward of Uplyme, co Devon, proved 
London  21st May 1678.

1. John Seward of Uplyme, co Devon, m. Anne.
2. Hannah (Seward) Cox, wife of Robert Cox

 
Executrix: wife Anne. 


Witnessers: Daniel Chapell  Robert Chapell.  

E. Names extracted from the will of Hellen Drake of Wiscombe, co of Devon 
widow, proved London  26 April 1678.

1. Hellen Drake of Wiscombe, co of Devon widow. 
2. Denis Drake.
2. William Drake 
2. Alexander Drake.
2. Phillipp (Drake) Norris ? Morris.
3. Grandaughter Phillipp Norris.
2. Dorothy  (Drake) Rose.

2. Susanna (Drake) Raymond. 
2. Avery Drake, daughter. 

Servant: Bartholomew Wheaton.
  

Executors: sons  Alexander and Denis.  


Witnesses: Sam Clode, the mark of Anne Cloer.