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Will of James Edbrooke, Widower of Bampton, Devon

Proved 22 January 1855

© Crown Copyright

Source: The National Archives. PROB 11/2204 174

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: 1 Quire numbers: 1-50

(Transcribed by Russ Davies. Checked by Tom McManamon and Barbara Keene of Tiverton)

This is the Last Will and Testament of me James Edbrooke, Widower, now residing at Bampton in the County of Devon. First I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Gooding of Bampton aforesaid to her, her heirs executors administrators or assigns for ever the messuage or tenement with all Offices thereto belonging No. 20 situated in Somerset Street in the Parish of Bedminster in the County of Bristol. I give the said tenement to my said daughter exclusively for her sole benefit and to be disposed of by her in whatsoever manner she may think fit And I order that the said Mary Gooding my daughter shall pay my funeral expenses and the expense of proving this my Will out of the property hereby bequeathed to her And further my Will is that my other messuage or tenement No 43 situated in Wellington Street in the said Parish of Bedminster in the County of Bristol shall be sold immediately after my decease and after paying all just debts that may be incurred thereon the proceeds arising from the sale thereof shall be equally divided between my three sons James Thomas & George. I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. William Rowe of No 10 Vincent Place, New Cut Bristol to be in trust of this my said Will and to see it duly executed according to my wish. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. James Edbrooke.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Edbrooke to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other.

Thomas Nott       George Marley

Proved at London 22nd Jany. 1855 before the Judge by the oath of William Rowe the sole executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comm. duly to administer.