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Will of Elizabeth Hammett, Widow of Clovelly

Proved 20 July 1787

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1155/230, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Hammett in the Parish of Clovelly and County of Devon Widow being in Perfect Health & of a sound Mind & Memory blessed be God therefore do this 30th day of September in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my Body to the Earth from whence it came in hopes of a Joyful Resurrection through the Merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ And my Will and Pleasure is that my ffuneral shall not be Pompous but conducted in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors And as for my Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows I give and bequeath to my three Sons James Richard and Zachary and to my two Daughters Elizabeth Wadden Widow and Ann now Wife of Mr Henry Drake of the Town of Barnstaple ffive Pounds of lawful Money each And I give to my Son William one hundred Pounds I give to my Son Charles Ten Pounds All the aforesaid Legacies to be paid in two Months after my decease I give to my four Daughters Mary Thomazin Ann and Gertrude one hundred Pounds which is now on the Bideford Turnpike share and share alike All the rest residue and remainder of my Worldly Goods and Effects whatsoever together with my Wearing Apparel I give devise and bequeath to my three Daughters Mary Thomazin and Gertrude whom I make and appoint my Executors or Executrices of this my last Will and Testament share and share alike And I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand to the first side and to this my Hand and Seal the day and Year before written Eliz Hammett

(Attestation Clause)

Robt Hamlyn _ Frances Hamlyn

(£) June 1787 personal appearance by Mary Hammett of Barnstaple Spinster and Charles Hammett of Marham Church in the County of Cornwall Clerk as to plight and condition of Will)

Proved at London 20 July 1787