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Will of Robert Westcott, Grocer

Proved 27 May 1825

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1699/399, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Westcott belonging to the Parish of Cheriton ffitzpaine in the County of Devon but now of Exmouth in the same County Grocer being weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding blessed be God for the same do make constitute and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament revoking and I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former Wills Testaments deeds legacies agreements or bequests by in any wise before this time made willed or bequeathed ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament as is hereinafter expressed Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Joan Westcott all my Household ffurniture Plate money and books Pictures Wearing apparel and every thing I may be possessed of at my decease of what kind or quality soever and whatsoever during the term of her natural life to be entirely at her own disposal without any lawful let hindrance or molestation from any person or persons whatsoever I also give and bequeath unto Harriet Westcott my Son's Widow formerly known by the name of Harriet Smith of the Island of Guernsey the sum of one shilling of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my dearly beloved Wife aforesaid Whom I appoint and ordain to be the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 4th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve Robert Westcott

(Appearance by Priscilla James of the City of Exeter Spinster and Elizabeth Westcott of Exmouth Spinster 18 May 1825)

Proved at London 25 May 1825