Will of Robert Henry Farrant, Gentleman of Bampton, Devon
Proved 15 April 1848
© Crown Copyright
National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/2073
Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 Quire numbers: 301-350
Transcribed by Russ Davies, checked by Tom McManamon and Barbara Keene.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Robert Henry Farrant of Bampton in the County of Devon, Gentleman. I give to my brother John the sum of twenty five pounds sterling and to my mother Elizabeth Farrant the sum of ten Guineas. I give to my brother Samuel my wearing apparel and to my sister Eleanor all my printed books and [.....] wherever the same may be. I give to my said sister Eleanor and brother [.....] all my plate, trinkets and jewelry in equal shares, and as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, estate and effects of what nature and source and whether real or personal and wheresoever situate I give, devise and bequeath the same to my sisters Charlotte and Eleanor and my brother Samuel, their respective heirs, executors and administrators, in equal shares and proportions as tenants in common, and I do declare that the share of my said residual estate herein before given to my said sister Charlotte shall be received held [.....] and disposed of by her my said sister Charlotte as her separate property free from the debts, control and engagements of her present or any future husband, and that her receipt alone notwithstanding her coverture shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the same. And lastly I do appoint my said sister Eleanor and my said brother Samuel Executrix and Executor of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Robt. H. Farrant.
Signed by the said Robert Henry Farrant, 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 witnesses.
John Edwards, Surgeon, Bampton Richard Densham, of same place.
Proved at London 15th April 1848 before the Worshipful Frederick Thomas Pratt, Dr. of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Samuel Farrant testator, brother, one of the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. Process reserved of making the like grant to Eleanor Farrant, Spinster, the sister, the other Executor when she shall apply for the same.