Will of Thomas Luxton, Yeoman of Bampton

23 August 1817

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Source: The National Archives. PROB 11/1595
Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Effingham Quire Numbers: 407 - 453

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

In the Name of God Amen. I ,Thomas Luxton of Petton within the parish of Bampton in the County of Devon, Yeoman, do make this my Last Will and Testament as follows. First I give, devise and bequeath to William Luxton my youngest son all my cottage dwelling house called Newhouse Gardens Orchards with the appurtenances thereunto belonging situated in the parish of Clayhanger in the County of Devon aforesaid now in the possession of James Davey Carpenter to hold to him the said William Luxton, his sons and assigns for ever. I also give, devise and bequeath to my wife Ann Luxton if she remains a widow the dwelling house, orchards and gardens now in my own possession being part of Frogpitts Moor known by the name of the West end of Newhouse during her natural life and immediately after her decease to Thomas Luxton my eldest son, his heirs and assigns for ever paying his mother after he is twenty one years old one shilling per week (that is to say) if the mother and the son agree to live together, if not, the son is to quit the premises and the shilling per week not to be paid except they agree to live together. I also give to my wife Ann Luxton the use of my household goods during her natural life Money and Monies worth that I shall die possessed of for cloathing my children repairing the said houses and premises if she remain a widow, but if she marry my express will is that my oldest son Thomas Luxton have immediate possession of the aforesaid premises, and household goods to be equally parted between my two sons Thomas Luxton and William Luxton. And lastly I do nominate, constitute and appoint my oldest son Thomas Luxton sole Executor of this my last Will hereby revoking all former and other wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my only and Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Thomas Luxton, the Testator, have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen.       * The mark of Thomas Luxton.

Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the said Thomas Luxton the Testator for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us.

Robt. Luxton      Robt. Cottrell      John Hill

On the 23rd August 1817 Admon with the will annexed of the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Thomas Luxton, late of Petton in the parish of Bampton in the County of Devon, deceased, was granted to Ann Luxton, widow, the natural and lawful mother and Curatrix or Guardian lawfully assigned to Thomas Luxton, a minor, the natural and lawful son and sole Executor named in the said Will for the use and benefit of the said minor until he shall attain the age of twenty one years having been first sworn duly to administer.