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Will of James Blake, Yeoman of Honiton

Proved 8 June 1833

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1817/22, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 This is the last Will and Testament of me. 
2 James Blake of Honiton in the County of Devon yeoman First I give and devise unto
3 Sarah the daughter of Nathaniel Bishop of Honiton aforesaid Innkeeper the sum of
4 thirty pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executors hereinafter
5 named when she shall attain the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath unto my
6 daughter Mary the wife of William Allen all my household goods and Furniture now in
7 my occupation and also I give devise and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary the
8 wife of the said William Allen all that Messuage or Tenement situate in Honiton
9 aforesaid called the Chopping knife Inn with the Garden Fields and appurtenances hereto
10 belonging now in the occupation of Hannah Oak as Tenant thereof and the said Field
11 called Bakers Plot in the occupation of Benjamin Trim as Tenant thereof To hold
12 the same with the appurtenances thereto belonging immediately after my decease unto
13 my said daughter Mary her executors administrators and assigns for and during all
14 my Estate and Interest therein to and for her own use and benefit I give devise and
15 bequeath unto the said Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker of Buckewell in the
16 said County Feltmonger two hundred and seventy pounds Stock now three and half per
17 cent Consols Upon Trust that they the said Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker or
18 the survivor of them his executors administrators and assigns do and shall pay and apply
19 the Interest dividends and produce thereof from time to time to the same shall
20 become due and payable unto the proper hands of my said daughter Mary the wife of
21 the said William Allen for her sole and separate use for and during the term of her
22 natural life, the same to be independent of her said husband and not to be subject or liable
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23 to his debts control contracts engagements and the receipt and receipts of my said daughter
24 Mary shall be good and sufficient discharge and discharge to the person and persons who
25 shall pay the same ______________________
26 do ____ such receipt or receipts as shall be _______ be received
27 provided and I do hereby declare that ______ my said daughter Mary the wife of the
28 said William Allen shall ______ after my death ____ of any Monies to put
29 herself ______ in the said sum or _____ for her wants or necessities should so
30 require the same I do hereby authorize and empower my said Trustees or the survivor
31 of them his Executors or administrators should they think it right and necessary so to be
32 and they should consider it would be for her benefit notwithstanding my said limitation
33 to her for her natural life only to sell out and dispose of all or any part of the said two
34 hundred and seventy pounds stock third and half per cent consols and to pay the same to
35 my said daughter Mary the wife of the said William Allen to and for her own use and
36 benefit and after the decease of my said daughter Mary Upon trust that the said
37 Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker or the survivor of them his executors or
38 administrators shall and do stand possessed of said interests in whatever should remain
39 of the said two hundred and seventy pounds Stock three and half per cent Consols In trust
40 for all and every the children of my said daughter Mary who shall be living at the
41 time of her decease and do and shall divide and pay the same equally between them
42 share and share alike at their respective ages of twenty one years if more than one
43 and if there shall be but one Child then to such only one his or their executors
44 administrators and assigns at the age aforesaid and as to for and concerning all the
45 Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattels and other Monies and Securities
46 for Money personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and of what nature or kind soever the
47 same may be not by me hereinbefore given and bequeathed my debts legacy and funeral
48 expences being first paid thereout and I do hereby charge the same with the payment
49 thereof I give and bequeath the same unto the said Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker their
50 executors administrators and assigns upon such trusts nevertheless as hereinafter
51 mentioned expressed and declared that is to say upon trust that they the said Nathaniel
52 Bishop and Henry Hawker or the survivor of them his executors or administrators
53 do and shall after payment of the before mentioned legacy and my debts and funeral
54 expences do and shall account for and pay and apply all such Monies equally between my
55 Grandchildren Eliza the wife of John Hussey Nathaniel Bishop Margaret the wife of
56 John Barrett and James Blake Bishop the children of my late deceased daughter Betsy
57 Bishop to and for his her and their own use and benefit his her and their executors
58 administrators and assigns as soon as convenient to my said Trustees after my decease
59 provided also and my will is and I do hereby direct that my said Trustees or the survivor
60 of them his executors or administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for the
61 receipts acts disbursements or default of the other of them or for any more of the
62 trust Monies then shall come to his or their hand or hands respectively but each of them for
63 his own receipts acts disbursements and defaults only and also that they my said trustees
64 and the survivor of them his executors or administrators shall by with and out of
65 my said trust estate and effects be reimbursed satisfied and paid all costs charges damages
66 and expences which they or either of them shall or may pay bear sustain be at or
67 put into in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed or of their
68 lawful acting therein and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint the said
69 Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker Executors of this my will hereby revoking
70 all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my
71 last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament
72 contained in three sheets of paper to the first and second sheet thereof set my hand
73 and to the last my hand and seal this twenty first day of August in the year of our Lord
74 one thousand eight hundred and thirty two James Blake Signed
75 Sealed published and declared by the said James Blake the Testator as and for and to
76 be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed
77 our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testator and of each other
78 Thos Maunder Sophia Maunder
79 This
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80 This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me James Blake of
81 Honiton in the County of Devon Yeoman bearing date the twenty first day of May one
82 thousand eight hundred and thirty three and which I desire may be annexed to and
83 considered and taken as part thereof whereas I have in and by my said will given and
84 bequeathed unto Nathaniel Bishop Henry Hawker two hundred and seventy pounds
85 stock now three and half per cent consols Upon trust as therein mentioned for my daughter
86 Mary the wife of William Allen Now I do hereby revoke the said bequest as given as
87 aforesaid and instead thereof I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto the said
88 Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker two hundred pounds Stock now three and half
89 per cent consols upon the same trusts to and for my said daughter Mary the wife of
90 William Allen and to and for the same purposes as declared in and by my said will
91 respecting the said sum of two hundred and seventy pounds Stock now three and half
92 per cent consols hereby by this codicil revoked and I do hereby confirm in every other
93 respect my said will In witness whereof I the said James Blake have to this Codicil
94 set my hand and seal the day and year first above written James Blake
95 Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator James Blake as and for a
96 Codicil to be annexed to this last Will and Testament and to be taken as part thereof in
97 the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence
98 of the said Testator and of each other Thos Maunder Sophia Maunder
99 Proved at London with a Codicil 8th June 1833 before the Judges by the
100 oaths of Nathaniel Bishop and Henry Hawker the Executors to whom admon was
101 granted being first sworn by Commission duly to adm[inister]

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