Will of George Davey 3rd June 1825
Source: The National Archives. PROB 11/1712 497
Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Swabey Quire Numbers: 251 - 300
(Transcribed by Russ Davies. Checked by Tom McManamon and Barbara Keene of Tiverton)
God's Will Be Done This Is Mine. I George Davey of Bampton in the County of Devon do hereby make and ordain this to be my last codl and Testament and do particularly desire that it may be exercised by all such in manner following that is to say I give devise and bequeath my beloved wife Elizabeth for and during her natural life all my estate and effects of every kind and description whatsoever and after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath to my son John All that dwelling house situate on the north side of Fore Street with the orchard garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate on the north side of Back Street and now in mine own occupation also all that dwelling house and inn with its appurtenances commonly called or known by the name of the Red Lion Inn situate in Back Street aforesaid and now in the tenure of Samuel Bray. Also a dwelling house and premises adjoining the said Inn in the occupation of John Tooze. Also all my household goods and furniture I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Maria all those two dwelling houses with the appurtenances situate also on the north side of Fore Street in the several occupations of William Didham and Hugh Whitfield also one more dwelling house adjoining now unoccupied but late in the possession of Jonathan Hodge also two other dwelling houses and premises situate on Duckpaddle Street in the tenure of William Baker and Richard Gale and my Will further is that provided either of my said children should die I then give and bequeath all the said lands and premises unto the survivor of them and in case they should both die and leave no issue I give and bequeath all the said lands and premises unto my sister Elizabeth wife of John Gooding and after the decease of my said wife if my said children shall not have [.....] attain the age of 21 years or provided my said wife should marry I give devise and bequeath all my said lands and premises all of which are situate in the Parish of Bampton aforesaid together with all my said household furniture to Thomas Langdon, Surgeon, of Bampton and John Gooding also of Bampton my brother in law whom I hereby nominate constitute and appoint Executors in trust for my said two children in manner and form before and above mentioned and my Will further is that my said wife shall and will pay all my just debts and funeral expenses In witness whereof I George Davey the testator have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this third day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. George Davey.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said George Davey the testator for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names as witness hereto.
Wm. Baker John Escott Wm. Baker Junr.
Proved at London 6th May 1826 before the Judge by the oath of Elizabeth Davy the Relict during her widowhood the Executrix according to the ---- to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comm duly to admin.