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Letter from John Barkley to Thomas Ferrers esq. (1713-1760) in reply to his letter of 12 July 1746 informing him that the executors of the will of Mrs. Peyto had drawn up a list of persons related to her in order to ascertain which of them had the most right to her undevised personal estate, and had found that Lord Willoughby de Broke, his sister Mrs. Dunncombe and four members of the Shuchborough family had a closer connection than the said Thomas Ferrers, who together with Mr. Gray and Mr. Ingram were two or three degrees more distantly related to the said Mrs. Peyto. The executors proposed to prove the will in Chancery, and as the said Thomas Ferrers was mentioned in the entail of the said will, for the bill which had to be brought in Chancery, the said Thomas was requested to forward the names of his children and their respective ages. Written from London 29 July 1746. Signed: Jno Barkley Endorsed: [In a contemporary hand] Barkley 1746 [400a]