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Last Will & Testament of Thomas Worden, late of Sourton (1813)

© Crown Copyright

DRO Ref: 1078/IRW/W/1275

Document Archived by South West Heritage Trust, Devon Heritage Centre

Transcribed by Roy Drew

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Worden of Sourton in the County of Devon , Yeoman being weak of body but of sound mind and memory and understanding praised be to God for the same. I make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath unto my daughter Miriam, the wife of John Newcombe, the sum of Five Shillings to be paid immediately after my death. I give and bequeath unto my daughters Alice Worden, Mary Worden, Grace Worden and Ann Worden the sum of Five Shillings each to be paid to each and every of them of my said Daughters by my Executor and Executrix hereinafter named immediately after my death respectively. I give and bequeath unto my Son James Worden one clear yearly Annuity such charge or sum of Ten Shillings to be issuing and payable out of all that my messuages and Tenements called or commonly known by the name of Ford situate lying and being in Sourton aforesaid. The said Annuity or Rent charge to be paid to my said son by equal half yearly payments by my son Thomas Worden out of Ford aforesaid for and during the life of my said Son James Worden the first payment where of to begin and be made at the end of six months and after the death of my wife Elizabeth Worden.
I give devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Worden all that my said messuage and Tenement called Ford in Sourton aforesaid with the appurtenances to hold the same unto my said son Thomas Worden and his assigns for and during all the rights and interest I have therein immediately and at the end of three months and after the death of my said wife Elizabeth Worden subject nevertheless to and chargeable with the payment of the said Annuity of Ten Shillings payable to my said son James Worden as aforesaid. And also subject to the payment of the sum of Forty Pounds as in hereinafter made payable unto my son John Worden.
I give and bequeath unto my son John Worden the sum of Forty Pounds to be paid unto him out of my said messuages and Tenement called Ford by my said son Thomas Worden to enable my son John Worden to pay my just debts to be paid unto him at the end of year next after the death of my wife Elizabeth Worden. I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Worden and my son John Worden all that messuage and Tenement with the appurts called or commonly known by the name of Palmers situate lying and being in Sourton aforesaid to hold the same unto my said wife Elizabeth Worden and my said son John Worden and their assigns for and during the time of their natural life of my said wife Elizabeth Worden immediately after my death and from and immediately after the death of my said wife Elizabeth Worden. I give devise and bequeath all that my said messuages and Tenement called Palmers with the appurtenances unto my said son John Worden to hold the same unto my said son John Worden his heirs and assigns forever immediately after the death and decease of my said wife Elizabeth Worden all the rest under and remainder of my Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, ready money and secured for Money, Personal Estate whatsoever which I have not hearinaforesaid realized of.
I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Worden and my said son John Worden to hold the same unto my said wife Elizabeth Worden and my said son John Worden immediately after my death. And I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth Worden and my said son John Worden Executrix and Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. And I hereby declare my will intent and meaning to be that my said wife Eliabeth Worden shall not at any time after my death give or dispose of any of my Property away from my said son John Worden but only to have the use of the same to carry her through life. And I hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me at any time here before made and declare this only to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here under set my hand and seal the Tenth Day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve.

Assigned, Sealed, Published and Declared in presence of us.                             The Mark X of Thomas Worden

Thomas Morcombe, Betty Morcombe, J Brook

The above and preceeding sheet contains a true copy of the original Will of Thomas Worden late of Sourton, Deceased the same having been carefully examined herewith by us.
Richard Tarring & James Willis Jnr, Clerks to Walter Prideaux, Deputy Registrar of the Archdeacons Court of Totnes.

For the Stamp Office
Copy of the Will of Thomas Worden, of Sourton, Devon, Yeoman
Executor in Trust John Worden, Sourton, Devon one of the Exors for Trust

Proved in the Archdeacons Court of Totnes the 19th May 1813.

Effects Sworn under £200

 

Walter Prodeaux, Deputy Registrar