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Charity Vallance, of Inwardleigh - Will 1839

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference: Estate Duty Office Wills 1078/IRW/V/7

Transcribed by Pearl Nemeth & David A. Davy

Checked by Pearl Nemeth


30th Aug
No 12
For the Stamp Office

Copy of the Will of
Charity Vallance late
of Inwardleigh Devon
Widow deceased

One of the Executors
Thomas Vallance of
Inwardleigh aforesaid
Yeoman

Proved in the Archdeacon's
Court of Totnes 4th. June 1839

Effects
Sworn under £600

George Farwell
Dy. Regr

AUG 10
No 3 REG WS 1839
EM
FOL 416

@       £ s d
11 folios 6d       0 5 6

In the name of God Amen I Charit Vallance Widow of the late Thomas Vallance of the Parish of Inwardleigh and County of Devon being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Thankes be to God for the same Do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I give and bequeath unto my son David Vallance the sum of one hundred and Thirty Pounds of good lawfull money to be paid out of my goods and Chattles by my Executer and Executrixs. hereinafter named at the end of Twelve months after my decease if my said son David Vallance should Happen to die before his Legacie be paid or become payable Then his legacie be paid to his Children and them to share and share alike Also I give my said Son David Vallance a Chest now in my Dairy immediately after my decease and also a little dressing Table now in my Palour after my Decease also I give my son David Vallance a hogshead1 and Sider2 in the same immediately after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amy Symmons the wife of Henry Symmons the sum of Sixty Pounds of good and lawfull money to be paid out of my goods and Chattles by my Executer and Executrixs. hereinafter named at the end of twelve months after my decease I also give and bequeath unto my two Sons David Vallance and Thomas Vallance Yeomen thare Executers Administrators upon Trust the sum of Sixty Pounds for my daughter and her Children Charity Johns the wife of Samuel Johns she to have the Interest of the said Sixty Pounds for her own Sole separate and Independent use and benefit during her natural life every year for wich my said daughter receipt alone for the Interest of the Sixty Pounds to my said Trustees notwithstanding her coverture3 or wether sole or covert shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my said Trustees or the Survivor of them and so that the said Sixty Pounds or Interest nor any part thare of shall not be subject or liable to the debts engagements managements controul or disposition of her present or any futer Husband she shall marry but my will and mind is that my said Two sons David and Thomas Vallance shall receive the said sum of Sixty Pounds out of my goods and Chattles for my said Daughter Charity Johns and her children at the end of one year after my decease and place the said Sum of Sixty Pounds out at Interest in thare own names and receive the Interest as it becomes due and pay over the Interest unto my said Daugher
Charity Vallance

every year during her natural life and after her decease to pay over the said Sum unto her children and them to share and share alike if the are
(1)

are become Twenty one years of age if not to Keep the said sum of Sixty Pounds at Interest and pay and apply the Interest for thare maintenance and so soon as each of them attain thare full age of Twenty one years my said Trustees to pay thare part or share of the said Sixty Pounds to each of them as the become of age Also I give my said daughter my smallest Brass Kittle and a cubbert in my hier dairy after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Leverton the wife of George Leverton the Sum of Sixty Pounds of good lawfull money to be paid out of my goods and Chattles by my Executer and Executrixs. hereinafter named at the end of Twelve months after my decease if either of my Daughters die before thare Legacie is paid thare Legacie to be paid to thare children Also I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Catherine Vallance two feather Beds Chest of Drawers in the Palour Chamber Corner cubbert and all the things in him4 in the Palour Elizabeth Vallance to have two feather Beds and Dresser and my larges Copper Teakittle Grace Vallance to have my blue cubbert and all the things in him and my second best copper Teakittle and the Best Table in the Palour and what is on my dresser to be equally divided between my three daughters share and share alike Catherine Elizabeth and Grace Vallance Also I give my son Thomas Vallance a feather Bed he now lays on and to servents Beds in the Servents Chamber and my clock and case All the Rest Residue and Remainder of money securityes for money goods Chattles Estate and Effects of what nature or Kind soever or wheresoever situated I give devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Vallance Catherine Vallance Elizabeth Vallance and Grace Vallance and them to share and share alike not as Joint Tennants but as Tennants in common share alike in every thing except what I have mentioned on this my will and share alike in paying all my just debts funeral and other expenses and paying the aforesaid legacies given by me on this my last Will And also I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son and my three daughters Thomas Vallance Catherine Vallance Elizabeth Vallance and Grace Vallance Executer and Executrixs. of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto ordered to have my hand written for me and in my behalf on the first sheet and to this to have my hand and seal fixed this eleventh day of January one thousand a eight hundred and thirty nine.

Signed sealed published and declared by the orders of the above named Charity Vallance} Charity Vallance (LS)
to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us____________________________
}
Richard Evely
Thomas Wooldridge

x to in original5

(2)

The writing on the within and the preceding sheet contains a true copy of the original Will of Charity Vallance late of Inwardley Devon Widow deceased the same having been carefully examined therewith by us
W. B. Hannaford    
} Clerks to Geo Farwell Dy Regr of the Archdeacon's
William Hannaford
} Court of Totnes. No. 1. For EXECUTORS.

Appeared personally Thomas Vallance of the Parish of Inwardleigh P S. Hatherleigh in the County of Devon Yeoman one of the Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Charity Vallance late of the same place Widow deceased who died on the Twenty second Day of March 1839 and made Oath that he has made diligent search and due enquiry after, and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said deceased, in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the said deceased died possessed, within the Archdeaconry of Totnes, in the Province of Canterbury, (exclusive of what the deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for years of the deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the deceased) are under the value of Six hundred Pounds, to the best of this Deponents knowledge, information, and belief.

Sworn on the fourth} Thomas Vallance
Day of June 1839   }
before me               }
[illegible signature]
Surrogate

1 A large cask of liquid
2 Probably cider
3 A legal doctrine whereby upon marriage, a woman's legal rights subsumed by those of her husband
4 The words in him probably should read within
5 Unclear as to what part of the will this margin note refers to