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Will of Henry Salter, Gentleman of Willand

Proved 24 May 1830

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1771/392, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

I Henry Salter now living at Verbeer within the Parish of Willand in the County of Devon Gentleman do make and publish this my last Will and Testament for the disposal of all my Worldly substance Estate and Effects whatsoever in manner following that is to say ffirst I ratify and confirm the Settlement made previously and in contemplation of my marriage with Susannah my present Wife and do desire that the same may be fully carried into effect according to the tenor thereof and whereas my late deceased father John Salter in and by his last Will and Testament in writing duly executed and attested dated on or about the third day of August in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine hath given me a power to limit direct and appoint the Lands Hereditaments and Premises therein and thereby given devised and bequeathed unto or In trust for me To the use of and in trust for all and every or such one or more Child or Children whether Son or Sons Daughter or Daughters of me the said Henry Salter on the body of any Woman or Women as I should thereafter marry in manner thereinafter more particularly mentioned and set forth Now I the said Henry Salter do of the power so given and vested in me as aforesaid and of all and every other powers and authorities enabling me in this behalf do by this my Will attested by three credible witnesses whose names are hereunto subscribed to the execution hereof limit direct and appoint give devise and bequeath all and every my Lands hereditaments and premises over which I have any disposing power unto my brother in law James Cross and to my good friend ffrancis Gratland (the Trustees in my marriage Settlement) their heirs executors administrators and assigns for Ever but upon Trust nevertheless and to and for the only use benefit and behoof of all and ever of my Children until they shall severally attain the age of twenty one years in equal shares and proportions as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants and when and as they shall severally attain the said age of twenty one Then to the use of my said Children respectively their heirs executors administrators and assigns as Tenants in common as aforesaid and so far as I can lawfully or equitably dispose thereof all the Rest and Residue of my Goods and Chattels whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto the said James Cross In Trust to pay my just debts and funeral expences and do appoint him Executor of this my Will In Witness whereof I the said Henry Salter have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen _ Henry Salter

(Attestation Clause)

William Gabriel _ Elizabeth Cross _ Charles Salter

24 May 1830 Administration with the Will annexed granted to Edward Salter the lawful Uncle and Curator and Guardian of James Cross Salter, Henry Cross Salter and John Salter Minors the surviving Children of the Deceased. James Cross the sole Executor having survived the Deceased but died without taking on execution of the Will and Susannah Salter the Relict having renounced execution.