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Will of John Hingston, gentleman, of Kingsbridge

Proved 5 March 1817

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1590, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Effingham Quire Numbers: 106 - 166

Transcribed by Ros Dunning


The last Will and Testament of me John Hingston of Kingsbridge in the County of Devon Gentleman who being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory & understanding do make & publish the same this twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fourteen & in the fifty fourth year of the reign of King George the third of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland King in manner & form following (that is to say) first I will & direct that all my just debts and funeral Expences shall be fully paid & discharged Also I give & devise unto my son Joseph Hingston All that my Manor or reputed Manor of Holbeton in the County of Devon together with all the high & chief Rents thereunto belonging or payable and also all other my Messuages Lands Tenements & hereditaments of what nature or kind soever situate lying & being in the several Parishes of Holbeton & Shaugh in the said County of Devon To hold the same with their & each & every of their several & respective rights members & appurts unto my said son Joseph Hingston his heirs & assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the several leases which I have granted therein Pursuant to the power vested in me for that purpose by the last Will & Testament of my late deceased father Also I give & devise unto my dear Wife Rachel Hingston all those my Messuages or Dwellinghouses situate lying & being in the Town of Totness in the said County of Devon To hold the same with their and each of their several & respective rights members hereditaments & appurtenances unto my said Wife Rachel Hingston & her assigns for & during the term of her natural life and from & immediately after her decease then I give & devise the same unto my said son Joseph Hingston his heirs & assigns for ever Also I give & bequeath unto my said Wife All that my Messuage or Dwelling house situate in Kingsbridge aforesaid now divided into two Dwelling houses and in the occupation of myself and William Branscombe the Younger as Tenant to me and also all that Messuage or Tenement called Crispins situate in the Parish of Churstow in the said County of Devon and also all that Tenement called Weymouths otherwise Cats Paths situate lying & being within the Parish of West Alvington in the County of Devon to hold the said several Messuages Dwelling houses & Tenements with their & every of their several & respective rights members & appurtenances unto my said Wife Rachel Hingston and her assigns for & during so many years of my several leasehold Estates & Interests therein as shall respectively run out & expire in her lifetime and from & immediately after her decease then I give & bequeath the same unto my Daughter Dorothy ffox her Exors Admors & assigns for & during all the then Residue and Remainder of my Estates & Interests therein respectively Also I give & devise unto my said Wife all that my moiety or half part of all that Messuage and Tenement called or commonly known b y the name of Culverwell situate lying & being in the Parish of Churstow aforesaid To hold the same with the Appurtenances unto my said Wife & her assigns for & during the term of her natural life and from & immediately after her decease then I give & devise the same unto my said Daughter Dorothy ffox her heirs & assigns for ever Also I give & bequeath unto my said Wife the use of all my household furniture Plate Linen and China for & during the term of her natural life and from & immediately after her decease then I give & devise the same unto my said Daughter Dorothy ffox to & for her own use and benefit Also I give & bequeath unto my said Daughter Dorothy ffox all my Cloths & wearing Apparel of what nature or kind soever All the Rest Residue & Remainder of my money securities for money Real Personal & testamentary Estate & Effects of what nature or kind soever not hereinbefore specifically given devised or bequeathed I do hereby give devise & bequeath unto my said son Joseph Hingston and my said Daughter Dorothy ffox Upon trust nevertheless to put the same at Interest on some Government or private Security or Securities and to pay the dividends Interest & produce thereof when & as the same shall arise & be received unto my said Wife Rachel Hingston for & during the term of her natural life to & for her own use & benefit & from & immediately after her decease then upon trust to pay over the sum of five hundred pounds part thereof unto my said Daughter Dorothy ffox to & for her own use & benefit And the Residue thereof after paying the said sum of five hundred pounds to my said Daughter as aforesaid to divide equally between them share & share alike and upon to or for no other Trust End Intent or Purpose whatsoever and I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my said Son and Daughter sole Executor & Executrix of this my last Will & Testament upon the trusts aforesaid provided always and I do hereby declare it to be my will & meaning that the Provision made for my said Wife by this my Will is to be her ademption & full satisfaction of the settlement made on her previous to our marriage and which Settlement I do hereby declare to be null & void to all intents & purposes whatsoever In witness whereof I have to this my last will & Testament (written or contained in two sheets of paper) set my hand & seal that is to say my hand only to the first sheet & my hand & seal to this last sheet thereof the day & year first before written John Hingston

(Attestation Clause)

William W Prideaux Nancy Mills

Proved at London 5 March 1817