WILLS OF TALLAND
A connection of the Wills family of Talland with Lostwithiel is shown by a settlement certificate of 1684 in which the representatives of Lostwithiel are requested to take Francis Wills of Talland, cooper, as an inhabitant.
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1††††††††† ††††††††† †WILLS.
Children of †††††††††††Wills:
2††††††††††††† i†††††††††††††† FRANCIS WILLS (d ca 1606); m JOAN.
iii††††††††††† MARY WILLS; m †††††††††††ESCOTT.
iv††††††††††† MARGARET WILLS.
Children of Francis and Joan Wills:
3††††††††††††† i†††††††††††††† WILLIAM WILLS (ca 1602-1681); m MARTHA POPE.
ii†††††††††††† THOMASINE WILLS.
iii††††††††††† GRACE WILLS.
Children of William and Martha (Pope) Wills:
4††††††††††††† i†††††††††††††† FRANCIS WILLS (b ca 1625); m EPIPHANY.
Children of Francis and Epiphany Wills:
i†††††††††††††† PETER WILLS, b 14 Oct 1658, Talland.
ii†††††††††††† WILLIAM WILLS.
ii†††††††††††† MARTHA WILLS.
5††††††††††††† iii††††††††††† FRANCIS WILLS (1676-1732); m ELIZABETH.
v††††††††††††† MARTHA WILLS, bap 6 Apr 1676, Talland.
5††††††††† FRANCIS WILLS of Lostwithiel was baptised on 6 April 1676 at Talland and buried on 26 April 1732 at Lostwithiel. He married on 17 April 1704 at Lostwithiel, ELIZABETH. She was buried on 15 December 1744 at Lostwithiel.
Child of Francis and Elizabeth Wills:
 Norman J.G. Pounds, ed., The Parliamentary Survey of the Duchy of Cornwall, vol. 1 (Torquay, 1982), 106-07. The will of Thomas Lobb of Talland, written in 1653, mentions his kinsman William Wills (National Archives, PROB 11/241/468).
 There is a 1628 baptism entry in the Talland bishopís transcripts for a child of William Wills and Martha his wife. The page is damaged so the identity of the child is uncertain. The 1633 will of Henry Pope of Talland mentions, among others: son-in-law William Wills and Martha his wife; Francis Wills, William Wills his brother and Martha Wills their sister; wifeís brother William Code, his brother Richard Code and Alice their sister; wife Annis (Kresen Kernow, AP/P/681). It has not yet been directly documented that Annis was the mother of Martha (Pope) Wills. The will of Roger Pope, written in 1653, mentions the children of Francis Wills and William Wills (National Archives, PROB 11/241/341).
 Norman J.G. Pounds, ed., The Parliamentary Survey of the Duchy of Cornwall, vol. 1 (Torquay, 1982), 106-07.
 England Marriages, 1538Ė1973 (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2C6-W89). The will of William Wills mentions his daughter Martha Vyan. Marthaís will mentions her daughter Martha Leane. Martha Pope and Henry Leane were married at Talland in 1677.
 Norman J.G. Pounds, ed., The Parliamentary Survey of the Duchy of Cornwall, vol. 1 (Torquay, 1982), 106-07. He was probably the Francis Wills of Talland, yeoman, recorded as aged 58 and born at Talland in documents of 1679/80 relating to the will of John Peake (Kresen Kernow, AP/P/1443). He may be the Francis Wills buried at Talland on 12 Sep 1698. Administration of the estate of Francis Wills of Talland was granted to his son John in 1699 (Kresen Kernow, AP/W/1607).
 Epiphany is named as the mother in the birth record of Peter Wills. She is not directly attested as the mother of Francis and Martha, but the use of the name Epiphany for the daughter of Francis provides some onomastic support. One candidate for Epiphany, wife of Francis Wills, is a daughter of that name mentioned in the 1640 will of Peter Mellow of Talland.
 There may have been additional children but the incompleteness of the Talland records for the period makes the details difficult to determine. The 1680 will of William Wills names several grandchildren.
 An Index to the Transcripts of Monumental Inscriptions in the Burial Ground at Boconnoc (Cornwall Family History Society, 1996). Her age is given as 70.