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Will of John Surridge, Saddler of Bampton, Devon

Proved 20 November 1846

© Crown Copyright

Source: The National Archives. PROB 11/2045 252

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: 17 Quire numbers: 801-850

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

This is the Last Will and Testament of me John Surridge of Bampton in the County of Devon, Saddler.
I give and bequeath all my Estate and Effects of what nature and kind source and wheresoever situate unto my five sisters Mary Baker Horne otherwise Hoare, Elisa Ford Surridge, Ann Surridge, Jane Surridge and Martha Surridge their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and I declare that the share of my said sister Mary Baker Horne otherwise Hoare shall be for her sole and separate use independent of her husband and free from his debts and control and that the receipts in writing of my said sister Mary Baker Horne otherwise Hoare shall notwithstanding her coverture be sufficient discharges to my executrixes for any monies to be paid to her under this my Will. And Lastly I appoint my said sisters Ann and Jane joint Executrixes of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made directed In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty six.

Signed by the said John Surridge the Testator in the joint presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness.
Tho. R. Densham         Richard Densham

Proved at London 20th Novr. 1846 before the Judge by the oath of Ann Surridge, spinster, the sister, one of the Executrixes to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comm duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Jane Surridge, spinster, the sister, also the other Executrix when she shall apply for the same.