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Alice Torrey (Richards)

Also Known As: "Alice"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
Place of Burial: Combe Florey, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Richards and Alice Richards
Wife of Philip Torrey and Phillip Torrey, Sr.
Mother of Capt. William Torrey; Anne Dunster (Torrey); Sarah Torrey; Lt. James Torrey; Phillip Torrey and 3 others
Sister of Thomas Richards; Dorothy Fry and John Richards
Half sister of Thomas Richards; Alice Richards; John Richards, Sr and Sir John Richards, I

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About Alice Torrey (Richards)

  • Richards, Alice
  • b. 1584 England
  • d. 24 APR 1634 England
  • Parents:
  • Father: Richards, James
  • Mother: Blake, Alice
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 27 NOV 1604 Pitminster, England
  • Spouse: Torrey, Philip
  • b. 1580 Combe St. Nicholas, Somersetshire, England
  • d. JUN 1621 Combe St. Nicholas, Somersetshire, England
  • Children:
    • TORREY, William
    • TORREY, James
    • TORREY, Philip
    • TORREY, Naomi b. 10 MAR 1613/4 Somersetshire, England d. 26 NOV 1668 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • From:
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  • Memoir of Major Jason Torrey: Of Bethany, Wayne County, Pa By David Torrey
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  • These records show:
  • 1 That the will of William Torrey, of Combe St. Nicholas in said county, was proven on June 18, 1557, and Thomasyne, his wife is named as his Executrix. His "children" are mentioned but not named in the will.
  • 2 That the will of Philip Torrey, son of the above, was dated August 31, 1604, and mentions his son William and daughter Dorothei, and names Margaret his wife as Executrix.
  • 3 That William Torrey, son of the above Philip was living at the date of the death of Jane, his wife, who was buried on the 27th April, 1639.
  • 4 That the will of Philip Torrey, son of the last named William, was proven on 27th June, 1621. His wife Alice is mentioned as Executrix, and the will mentions three daughters, Annie, Mary and Sarah, and four sons, William, James, Philip and Joseph. The will of Alice, the widow is dated in 1634, mentions the same seven children, by name and referes to the previous death of the daughter Mary.
  • From the provisions of these last two wills it is evident that at the date of the father's death in 1621, all the children were minors and some of them in early childhood.
  • We, also, have reliable information that William Torrey, eldest son of the last named Philip, born at Combe St. Nicholas, in 1608, was married to Agnes, daughter of Joseph Combe--the name being suggestive of the probability that she belonged to the family which gave the place its name. ..... etc.
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  • Genealogical notes, showing the paternal line of descent from William Torrey, of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset County, England, A.D. 1557, to Jason Torrey, of Bethany, Pennsylvania, with the descendants of Jason Torrey, and of his brothers and sister, to A.D. 1884. (1885)
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    • 1
  • WILLIAM TORREY [1], of Combe St. Nicholas, in the County of Somerset, England, who died in June, 1557, leaving a will, in which he mentions Thomasyne, his wife, and "every of his children," without naming them.
    • 2
  • PHILIP T0RREY [2], son of the above William, and Margaret, his wife. His will is dated in 1604 ; mentions his son William, and daughter Dorothie : also his wife Margaret.
    • 3
  • WILLIAM TORREY [3], son of Philip (No. 2), and Jane, his wife. His wife died in April, 1639, at which date he was still living. The date of his death is not found. His son Philip had previously died.
    • 4
  • PHILIP TORREY [4], son of William (No. 3), and Alicie, his wife. He died in June, 1621, leaving a will dated 21 April, 1621, in which he mentions three daughters, Anne, Mary and Sarah, and four sons, William, James, Philip and Joseph.
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  • The will of the wife Alicie is dated in 1634. and mentions by name the same seven children, and states that the daughter Mary was deceased.
  • These four sons all emigrated to America in 1640, and located within a few miles of Boston, Mass., and seem to have been the ancestors of all the early families of the name in America. William and Joseph first located in Weymouth ; James in Scituate,and Philip in Roxbury. Although Philip raised a family, it is not learned that he had any son to transmit his family name to later generations. He died in Roxbury in 1686.
  • Joseph removed to Rehoboth, Mass., and subsequendy to Newport, R. I., where he was prominently active in public affairs. He died there in 1675. Nothing is learned concerning his descendants. James was accidentally killed by an explosion of powder in Scituate, in July, 1664, leaving five sons and five dauehters.
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  • WILLIAM TORREY [5], of Weymouth, Mass.. son of Philip (No. 4), usually designated as "Captain William Torrey," was born in Combe St. Nicholas, in England, in 1608. The church records show that he was baptized on 21 December of that year.
  • On 17th March, 1629, he was married to Agnes Combe, of Combe St. Nicholas. She died before he left England, and he was appointed administrator of her estate. In 1640 he came to America, bringing with him two sons, Samuel, born in 1632, and William, born in 1638, and settled in Wey- ..... etc.
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  • The ancestry and allied families of Nathan Blake 3rd and Susan (Torrey) Blake (1916)
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  • TORRY William1, who died June 1557 in Combe St. Nicholas, in the diocese of Bath and Wells, by his Will dated 7 Oct. 1556 and proved June 18, 1557, we read, "My body to be buried in the church-yard of Combe St. Nicholas; To the church of St. Andrews, in Wells twelve pence — To the church of Combe St. Nicholas 6 shillings, eight pence — To Elizabeth Screvyn, my servant a Chilver Sheep — To John Morys my servant a Chilver Sheep — To every of my children ten sheep — The residue of my goods not given in other bequests I give and bequeath to Tomasyne, my wife, whom I make and ordain sole executrice."
    • Witnesses of Will William Gollopp & Thomas Torry (two of the overseers)
  • .... etc.
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    • Phillip, b. ---- , married Margaret ---- , died leaving a will proved 31 Aug. 1604.
    • Emmett, b. ---- , m. Henry Cookney, was living in 1593.
    • William, b.— — .
  • TORRY Phillip2, son of William and Thomasyn, in his Will, made the last day of August 1604 we read, "Phillip Torry, late of Wadbrook, in the parish of Hawkschurch, Dorset, husbandman, etc., did make his last Will and testament, in his manner and form following, or the like in effect, viz.: To his son William Torry he did bequeath ten young sheep, and not any other chattel or goods whatsoever. He bequeaths all the rest of his goods to Margaret, his wife, and Dorothy, his daughter. And last of all he appoints his forenamed son William Torry the sole executor of his last Will and testament."
    • Witnessed by Henry Holcombe, John Cookney, with others.
    • Will proved 23d February 1604/5.
    • William married and was living in 1621.
    • Dorothy, married, living in 1604.
  • TORREY William,3 son of Phillip and Margarit, married and had a son Phillip whom he outlived.
    • Phillip, b. , married Alice, died 1621.
    • See will of Philip Torry2 of the 31 Aug. 1604. Who mentions his son William Torry.3
    • See will of Philip Torry4 of the 16 April 1621. Who mentions his father William Torry.3
  • TORRY Phillip4, of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, husbandman, by will dated 16 April 1621 and proved 27th June 1621, we read, "To be buried in the churchyard of Combe — to the relief of the poor of Combe three shillings four pence — Ann Torry, mine eldest daughter shall have threescore pounds when she shall accomplish the age of sixteen years, to be paid my overseers who shall take the government of it until she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years — To her the biggest brass pan, to be delivered to her at the time of her marriage, and not before — To my daughter Mary Torry twenty pounds at sixteen — to be held (as before) until she is twenty one, and the second brass pan; to Sarah Torry, my daughter three
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  • and thirty pounds six shillings eight pence at sixteen (as before) and the second best brazen pot; to James Torry, my son thirty pounds at 16 (as before) four silver spoons when he is one and twenty — To my son Phillip Torry 20 lbs. at 16 (as before) and he shall be put at some trade, as apprentice, as soon as he is able — I give unto William Torry my son the biggest brazen pot, the furnace kettle, table &c with condition his mother shall have the use of it so long as she doth keep herself widow and dwelling in the house — To Joseph my son ten pounds — all the rest to my wife, whom I make sole executrix — My father William Torry, my cousin John Fry, John Richards, Robert Sellecke & Thomas Lambert to be overseers, & I give them 5 shillings apiece" —
    • Proved by Alice Torry, the widow —
  • Will of Alice Torry, widow of above Phillip .... etc.
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  • .... Hon. Alphonso Taft says: 'The line as I find it is William, who died in 1557, leaving a will. Phillip, his son who died in 1604, leaving a will — William, his son, who survived his son Phillip, but the date of whose death we have not — Phillip, who died in 1621, leaving a will, named his four sons who emigrated to America.' Mr. Taft also furnished, from the Bishop's Register at Wells, the following for Combe St. Nicholas: "
    • 1608, William, son of Phillip Torrie was bapt. 21 day of December.
    • 1608, Agnes, daughter of Joseph Combe was baptized the 4th of January.
    • 1629, William Torry was married unto Agnes Combe the 17 of March.
    • 1639, Jane, wife of William Torry was buried the 27 day of April.
  • Hon. Alphonso Taft was father to Ex-President Wm. H. Taft, Henry F. Waters, author of "Gleanings in England," was an authority of high rank — being sent by Harvard College on research work for historical purposes. He died in 1913, Salem, Mass.
  • From authentic record 'tis proved that the above Agnes Combe lived only one year after marriage. Wm. Torry then married Jane Haviland who died 1639, was mother of two sons brought to America — Samuel, b. 1632, William, b. 1638.
  • The photographs of the church .... etc.
    • William, Capt., bapt. at Combe, 21 Dec. 1608, m. (1) 17 March 1629, Agnes Combe, d. abt. 1630; m. (2) 1630 or 31 Jane Haviland, d. 27 Apr. 1639; m. (3) ----; d. at Weymouth, Mass., 10 June 1690.
    • James, Lieut., b. ---- , m. Anne Hatch at Scituate, Mass., 2 Nov. 1643, d. at Scituate, 6 July 1665.
    • Phillip, b. ---- , m. Mary, widow of John Scarborough,1 Oct. 1647, d. at Roxbury, 12 May 1686.
    • Joseph, Lieut., b. abt. 1615, was married, d. at Newport or Westerly, R. I., 1676.
    • Ann, oldest daughter.
    • Marie or Mary, d. before 1634.
    • Sarah.
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Name Alice RICHARDS2, F

Birth England

Death abt 24 Apr 1639, England


1 Philip TORREY2, [XXX}, M

Death bef 27 Jun 1621, Combe, St. Nicholas, England

Burial Church yard of Combe St. Nicholas

Occupation Husbandman

Father William TORREY, [XX], M

Marriage 27 Nov 1604, Pitminster, Somersetshire, England

Children: Anne, XXXA, F

Mary, XXXB, F (-<1634) 
Sarah, XXXC, F 
William, 1, M (1608-1690) 
James, 2, M (ca1612-1665) 
Philip, 3, M (1614-1686) 
Joseph, 4, M (1621-1675) 

Medical Notes for Alice RICHARDS


Medical Notes for Philip (Spouse 1)


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Alice Torrey (Richards)'s Timeline

Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
January 21, 1581
Age 21
Pitminster, Somerset, England
January 21, 1581
Age 21
Pitminster, Somerset, England
January 21, 1581
Age 21
Pitminster, Somerset, England
Age 45
Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
December 21, 1608
Age 48
Probably Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
Age 49
Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
March 1612
Age 52
Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England
March 10, 1614
Age 54
Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, England