Name??? ???
Deathabt 1613, Sherford, Devonshire, England
BurialSherford, Devonshire, England
FatherJohn Marche (->1570)
Mother??? ???
ChildrenRichard (-<1612)
 George (->1616)
 Joane (->1612)
 Grace (->1612)
 Jane (->1630)
 Prudence (->1612)
 Sarah (->1612)
Notes for William (Spouse 1)
He is mentioned on the Stokenham manor court rolls on 3 Jan. 1580/1, as the son of John Marche. He is probably the same man who made his will in Sherford on 29 April 1612.

He is mentioned in the manor court rolls on 9 Oct. 1610, as "William Marche, sen.," who had stopped the church path leading from the village of Chillingtun to the Stokenham parish church. On 15 Jan. 1610/1 the case of William Marche, who "doth deny the water to be turned out of a certain 'drange,'" was referred to Mr. John Peter and the manor's steward.

The Will of William Marche the Elder of Shereford, yeoman, dated 29 April 1612. To be buried in the church of the parish of Shereford. To George March, my son, 40s. To my eldest daughter, Joane Hinde [?], 40s. To each of the rest of my daughters, namely, Grace Neale, Jane Bickforde, Prudence Jackson [?], and Sarah Pounde, 6s. 8d. To each of the seven children of my son Richard Marche, deceased, 6s. 8d. To the poor of Sherford 5s. Residue to Joane Marche, my daughter-in-law, executor. She is to receive no benefit of my goods (except for necessaries about my funeral and necessary use about the children) until she has discharged my debts. [No signature or witnesses.] Proved 8 September 1615.

Inventory, taken 11 February 1613 by Arthur Wakeham, Will Randall, and Thomas Marche of Sherford: 53 sheep, 15 pounds; 10 hogs, 3 pounds 10s.; 3 young bullocks, 2 pounds 13s. 4d.; 3 kine, 9 pounds; 3 mares, 5 pounds; geese and poultry, 8s. (Archeaconry of Totnes).

His wife was not named in his will, so she probably pre-deceased him, and her name is not known.

The delay between taking the inventory and proving the will may have been due to the provision of paying the debts first, before the executrix could receive anything from the estate.

The Thomas Marche of Sherford who took the inventory had a daughter Marie to whom Elizabeth Marche left a bequest of 6s in 1619. Marie was possibly the servant whom Gregory Bickford left 10s. to on 3 July 1630. Thomas was closely related to William in some manner, perhaps his brother or nephew.
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