- Died: Apr 1728
- Buried: 6 Apr 1728, Sowton, Devon, England
Extract from "Ecclesiastical Antiquities in Devon: Vol. I" by Rev. G. Oliver (1840)
The following entries of members of the Ash Family occur in the Sowton Parochial Registers:
Richard Ashe, 6 April 1728.
Extract from the Will of Richard Ashe, of Sowton, Gent.
Date of Will: 29 March 1728
Proved 17 July 1728 by William & Richard Rous and Anne Rooke.
To poor of Sowton £10.
To my niece Elizabeth Salter and her husband Michael S. and their children £600.
To my niece Anne Rooke and her two daughters £600.
To William Hill of South Molton, gent. and said Michael Salter £100 for separate use of my niece Catherine, wife of William Couch, and I give her also the estate in Newton St. Cyres where she and her husband now live which I purchased of Andrew Quicke, Esqr.
To servants named.
I revoke the settlement of the Barton and Farm of Sowton and charge same with £100 a year to my nephew Henry A., son of my eldest brother Henry A., decd., and subject to said annuity I give said Barton, etc., to William Rous and Richard Rous of Farrington, gents. and their heirs upon trust for the maintenance and education of Henry A., son of my said nephew Henry A. during his minority, and then to his name for 99 years, remainder to heirs male of his body, remainder to my right heirs.
My other lands in Sowton and Bradninch to same Trustees for same uses, but subject to annuity of £50 to my nephew John A.
To my said trustees also £2,000 to buy fee simple lands in Sowton to same uses.
To be buried in Sowton Church in the burying place of my family and as near as may be to my father and mother.
Residue to use of my said nephew Henry A., son of my said brother Henry A., and my nieces Elizabeth Salter and Anne Rooke and their children, and my said trustees to be my executors.
A debt of £500 to the poor of Ashtead given by my mother, Mrs Sarah Bond, for purchase of lands to be paid as soon as possible.
Witnesses: Thomas Wills, Samuel Taylor, John Haren.
Codicil 2 April 1728. My niece Ann Rooke to be an executrix in trust. After the estate of Henry A. the younger, if he die without issue male, I leave all my lands to issue male of of my nephew Henry A. the elder, by any other wife than the woman that now is or pretends to be his wife: remainder to issue male of my nephew John A. and heirs male; remainder to issue male of my nephew John A. and heirs male remainder to the eldest son of my niece Elizabeth Salter (taking on him the name of Ashe) and heirs male.
Witnesses: Thomas Callice, Thomas Wills, John Haren.