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Will of William Cleeve, Yeoman of Bampton, Devon

Proved 13 August 1838

© Crown Copyright

Source: The National Archives. PROB 11/1899 97

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Nicholl Quire Numbers: 501 - 550

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

This is Last Will and Testament of me William Cleeve of the parish of Bampton in the County of Devon, Yeoman, made the 16th day of Oct 1837. First I give unto my son Richard Cleeve all the right title and Interest which I now hold and may have in certain premises called Owl Hayes and Birchen Moors except my sd. sons paying unto his brother William Cleeve my eldest Son the sum of two shillings per week payable weekly immediately after my decease out of the sd. premises above mentioned during the right of holding therein. I give unto my son Robert Cleeve all the right title and Interest which I now hold and may have in certain premises called Lascombe Moor Also the cyder press and engine now thereon but my desire and wish is that my said Son Robt. Cleeve [...] to his brother Richard Cleeve for making his cyder if requested and at reasonable times. I give to my Daughter Jane Moody one shilling. I give to my Daughter Mary Cottrell one shilling payable immediately after my decease. I also give unto my son Robert Cleeve two half hogsheads one chosen by him and the other by my said Son Richard Cleeve. All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels ready Monies rights and Assets which I may be interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease after payment of my just debts legacies and funeral Expenses I give the whole and every part unto unto my Son Richard Cleeve whom I appoint sole Executor of this my Will as Witness my hand.
* The mark of Wm. Cleeve.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Wm. Cleeve the testator as and for to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us to be at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses.

A.H. Boswell              John Capron

Proved at London 13th August 1838 before the Judge by the oath of Richard Cleeve the son the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer.