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Will of Robert Tapley, Yeoman, of Dawlish

31 July 1820

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1632/453, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

I Robert Tapley of Dawlish in the County of Devon Yeoman being of sound body mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner following and first I recommend my Soul to Almighty God and my Body to be decently buried at the Discretion and Expence of my Executor and as to my Lands Houses Money Goods and moveable Effects I give and dispose of them in the following manner ffirst I give and bequeath unto my Niece Mary Webb Eldest Daughter of Landford Cole and Mary Cole of Dawlish two hundred pounds I give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Cole Two hundred Pounds I give and bequeath unto my Niece Susanna Cole Two hundred Pounds I give unto John Cole my Nephew one hundred pounds I give unto Robert Cole my Nephew Two hundred Pounds I give unto George Cole my Nephew One hundred Pounds it being in all one thousand pounds of good and lawful Moey of Great Britain I give to the Servant Woman that shall be living with me at time of my Decease Ten Pounds I give to the Two poor Tenants that shall be living in my Two Cot Houses called Coom Houses one Years Rent I give to Ann Venton of Mamhead five pounds all the above Legacies are to be paid within a half Year of my Decease out of my Money Goods and moveable Effects and as to my landed Estate called Pitt and my two Cottages in Coom Village as being a part of Pitt Estate as I consider according to the Tenor or form of my ffather’s Will will be my Sister Coles if she outlives me to dispose of as her thinks proper and my will is that I give and make my Nephew George Knill Son of my Sister Lattica Knill of Bishopsteignton my whole and sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament to all my Money Goods and unmoveable Effects to be by him enjoyed and possessed after first Paying the above Legacies and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke disannul all and every other former Testament Will Legacy bequest and Executor by me in anywise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty second of September in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighteen Robert Tapley

(Attestation Clause)
John Brock _ Wm Brock _ Richard Brock

Proved at London 31 July 1820