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For the Stamp Office

Copy of the Will of James Shepheard late
of Plympton Saint
Mary Devon Laborer
deceased

Executor Richard
Langworthy of Plympton
Maurice Devon Surgeon

Proved in the Archdeacon's
Court of Totnes 18th
February 1856
Effects sworn under £300

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/S/532

Transcribed by Wayne Shepheard


This is the last Will and Testament of me James Shepheard of Underwood in the parish of Plympton Saint Mary in the County of Devon made this thirtieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and fifty five in a manner following e.g. I give and bequeath unto my Brother John Shepheard of Underwood in the said parish of Plympton Saint Mary Carpenter the sum of Nineteen pounds nineteen shillings. Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Richard Shepheard of the parish of Cornwood Carpenter the sum of Ten pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister Jane Penny, Wife of John Penny Gardener the sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings. Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister Julia Shepheard the sum of Nineteen pounds nineteen shillings. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Arthur Shepheard son of my Brother Richard Shepheard the sum of Ten pounds. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Nicholas Shepheard son of my Brother Richard Shepheard the sum of Five pounds and my Silver Watch. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Thomas Shepheard son of my Brother Richard Shepheard the sum of one pound. I give and bequeath unto my Niece Mary Barrett Shepheard Daughter of my Brother Richard Shepheard the sum of one pound. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Shepheard son of my Brother John Shepheard the sum of Two pounds. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Richard Shepheard son of my Brother John Shepheard the sum of Ten pounds. I give and bequeath unto my nephew James Shepheard son of my Brother John Shepheard the sum of Ten pounds. I give and bequeath unto my Niece Julia Shepheard daughter of my Brother John Shepheard the sum of Five pounds. I give and bequeath unto my Niece Jane Parson Wife of James Parsons Laborer the sum of Ten pounds ten shillings. I give and bequeath unto my Niece Mary Carpenter Wife of James Carpenter of Cornwood the sum of Two pounds Ten shillings. I give and bequeath unto Priscilla Sight Wife of James Sight of Venton in the said parish of Plympton Saint Mary laborer the sum of Two pounds. I give and bequeath unto Ann Lavers Wife of William Lavers of Venton aforesaid Laborer the sum of one pound. The aforesaid Legacies to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named within Six months after my decease. I also give and bequeath unto my Niece Thomasin Short daughter of my late Sister Thomasin Short the sum of Five pounds the said Legacy to be placed by my Executor hereinafter named within six months after my decease into the Savings Bank at Plymouth and there it remain at Interest until my Niece Thomasin Short shall attain the age of Twenty-one years or day of Marriage which ever shall first happen. I give and bequeath unto Jane Parsons daughter of my Niece Jane Parsons the sum of one pound the said Legacy to be deposited into the Savings Bank at Plymouth by my Executor and to remains at Interest in like manner as directed by the Legacy given to Thomasin Short. Provided nevertheless that should the aforesaid Thomasin Short or Jane Parsons die before they attain the age of Twenty-one years unmarried and without leaving lawful issue I direct that the Legacy or legacies so given to Thomasin Short and Jane parson shall form part of my residuary Estate. Provided also that if either my Nephews or Nieces should not be alive at the time of my decease I direct the Legacy so given to him or her as aforesaid shall be divided between the Brothers and Sisters of the deceased Nephews and Nieces share and share alike. I give and bequeath unto my two Brothers John Shepheard and Richard Shepheard their Executors or Administrators All my Household Goods and furniture now in the possession of John Luscombe at Cornwood share and share alike. As to all the rest residing and remainder of my money securities for money and wages that may be due to me at the time of my death after payment of my debts Legacies Funeral and Testamentary Expenses and the expense of proving this my Will I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my Brother John Shepheard and his Wife for their Kind attention to me during the time of my Illness. And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint Richard Langworthy Esquire of Plympton Maurice in the said County of Devon Surgeon Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said
James Shepheard as and for his last Will
and Testament in the presence of us who at his
request and in he presence and in the presence of each
other have subscribed our names as Witnesses
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James Shepheard (SS)
             Richard Manning of Underwood Gentleman
John Andrews Surveyor Ridgeway

The above writing and the writing in the preceding sheet contains a true Copy of the original Will of James Shepheard late of Plympton Saint Mary in the County of Devon Laborer deceased the same having been carefully examined therewith by us

W. Hannaford
Jas. ??
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Clerks to Geo Farwell Deputy Registrar
Of the Archdeacon's Court of Totnes