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Will of Sarah Branscombe, Widow of Bampton, Devon

Proved 30 October 1846

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/2043

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 15 Quire numbers: 701-750

Transcribed by Russ Davies, checked by Tom McManamon and Barbara Keene.


This is the Last Will and Testament of me Sarah Branscombe of Bampton in the County of Devon, Widow of William Branscombe late of the same place, Yeoman, deceased, which I make and publish in pursuance of the power and authority given and reserved to me in and by the Last Will and Testament of the said William Branscombe by virtue and in pursuance of all other powers and authorities to me given or in anywise appertaining or in any way enabling me in that behalf. First I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Greenway, the wife of James Greenway of Bampton aforesaid, Innkeeper, a sum of one hundred pounds. I give and bequeath unto my sons Robert Branscombe and Francis Branscombe the sum of eighty pounds each. I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Branscombe the sum of sixty pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza Branscombe the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds and all and singular my household goods and furniture which I may have at my decease. All which said legacies I do hereby declare and direct shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named and appointed within six months next after my decease. And all the rest, residue and remainder of my monies, securities for money, goods and chattels, rights and credits, personal and testamentary estate and effects whatsoever I give and bequeath to my son John Branscombe to and for his own absolute use and benefit subject nevertheless to the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses and the expense of proving this my last will and testament. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said son John Branscombe sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all and every former and other will and wills by me before made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six. S. Branscombe.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Sarah Branscombe, the testatrix, as and for her last will and testament in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
    Thomas Farrant            Francis Hodge
Proved at London 30th October 1846 before the Worshipful John Baggard, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of John Branscombe, the son, the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.