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Estate Duty Office Will of of James Paige, Late of Shebbear (1813)

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/P/41

Transcribed by Roy Drew

The Last Will & Testament of James Paige, Late of Shebbear

In the name of God Amen the twenty fifth day of January one thousand eight hundred and seven I James Paige Yeoman of the parish of Shebbear in the County of Devon being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all
I give and recommend my sole into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
Imprinus I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Paige my dearly beloved wife the middle house and the garden belonging to the same that I have in Black Torrington and all the household Goods except the husbandary implements and three pounds a year as long as she shall live
Item. I give to my well beloved son Robert Paige five pounds to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to my well beloved son Joseph Paige five pounds to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to my well beloved son Bartholomew Paige five pounds to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to my well beloved son James Paige five pounds to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to my well beloved daughter Martha Longman twenty pounds to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to John Johns my son in law two pounds two shillings to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to my well beloved son Edmund Paige the two houses and gardens belonging to the same and to go to his heirs forever and he is never to mortgage nor sell it except be to his brother
Item. I give to Oner Daswill five pounds to be paid one year after my decease
Item. I give to my well beloved son George Paige whome I authorise constitute and ordain my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and all and signatures my lands messuages and tenement and Chattels by he freely to be preserved and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disaniel all and every other Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways 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 the day and year above here written signed sealed published pronounced disclosed by the said James Paige as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
Witnesses John Griffin John Balsdon Mary Horn
James Paige signed with Seal
This and the foregoing sheet of paper contain a true copy of the last Will and Testament of James Paige of late Shebbear Devon the same having been carefully compared with the original this 3rd day of August 1813
James Pearce Jnr Registrar