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Will of William Rudd, baker, of Devonport

Proved 2 April 1853

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/2171/55, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Rudd of Devonport in the County of Devon Baker made while I am of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding as follows I give and bequeath All and every my monies securities for money stock in trade houses book debts household goods and furniture chattels estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease unto my two Brothers in Law John Bastard of Devonport aforesaid Tailor and Samuel Lang Blackwell of the same place Baker upon trust that they the said John Bastard and Samuel Lang Blackwell their executors administrators and assigns do and shall by and out of the rents interest and proceeds arising thereby allow my Wife Betsy Rudd a sufficient maintenance for herself and my children during the term of her natural life And upon her decease in case she shall die before my youngest child living at my death shall have attained the age of twenty one years then Upon trust to pay the same rents interest and proceeds for and towards the maintenance and education who shall then be living and under the age of twenty one years and unmarried until the youngest of them shall have attained the said age of twenty one years And upon the Youngest attaining that age Then Upon trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall pay and divide unto and equally all my said children their executors administrators and assigns share and share alike as tenants in common Provided nevertheless and I hereby declare it to be my will and meaning that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor during the minority of either of my said children and before my property shall become divisible as aforesaid to make advances to any or either of my said children (if necessary) for their advancement in life such advances to be made in such manner and at such times as they my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall judge fit and in their opinion shall be best for such purpose such advances however to be deducted from the shares of such of my said children to whom they are so made when my said property shall be so divided as aforesaid And I hereby subject all my said property to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expences and the charges of proving this my Will into execution And I nominate and appoint the said John Bastard and Samuel Lang Blackwell Joint Executors of this my Will revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have to this my Will contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this 14th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine _ William Rudd

(Attestation Clause)

Thomas Horton Stoke Terrace Devonport _ Richard Denham Duke Street Ditto

Proved at London 2 April 1853