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Maria Talbot, Widow of Culmstock , Devon, 1857

National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/2261

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Piece:- Volume number: 18 Quire numbers: 851-900

© Crown Copyright

Transcribed by Diane Harris


This is the last Will and Testament of me Maria Talbot of the Parish of Culmstock in the County of Devon a widow made this seventh day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Six, give and bequeath unto my son Charles Talbot all and every sum and sums of money as well principal as interest which may be due from him to me at time of my decease, subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses. And I appoint my said son Charles Talbot sole executor of this my will and hereby revoke all other wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this present writing to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have here unto subscribed my name the day and year first above written - Signature of Maria Talbot
Signed , sealed, published and declared by the said Testatorix Maria Talbot as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other both being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - signatures of John Broom - Thomas Pring.

This is the first codicil to the last will and testament of me Maria Talbot of Henborough Farm in the Parish of Culmstock in the County of Devon , widow, having the sum of 75 pounds in the Savings Bank at Taunton in the County of Somerset, I give to my daughter Eleanor the sum of 20 pounds, the remainder I leave to my sons John Thomas and George and to my daughters Elizabeth Maria Sarah and Mary and Ann to be equally divided between them at my death be the same more or less than is here named in the Bank at the date of this my codicil and I confirm my said will except as altered by this my codicil in witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this 23 Day of June 1856 - signature of Maria Talbot -
Signed by the said Maria Talbot the testatrix as a codicil to her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our hands as witnesses - George Brockway - Mary Ann Brockway

Proved at London with a codicil 3rd November 1857 before the Judge by Oath of Charles Talbot the son, the sole executor to whom admin was granted having been first sworn by court duly to administer.