Will of Andrew Carder, merchant, of Barnstaple

Proved 20 Aug 1719

Transcribed from a photocopy of an early office copy in NDRO (ref. B10/BWO /29/a) by Desmond Painter

In the Name of God Amen I Andrew Carder of Barnestaple in the County of Devon Merchant being Sick and Weak of Body but of Sound & perfect Mind and memory praised be to Almighty God for the same calling to mind the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of time do make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament in manner and form following ffirst and principally I commend my Soull into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting through the meritts of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive Pardon and fforgiveness of all my sins And my Body I comitt to the earth in a decent and Christian Buriall And as for the Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and bequeath the same in manner and form following In the first place I will and desire that all my just debts and funerall expences be paid and discharged with as much speed as possible Item I give devise and bequeath unto my dear Wife Mary Carder All my Lands of Inheritance lying within the Parish of Southmolton or elsewhere to have and to hold the same unto the said Mary Carder her Heirs and Assignes for ever I also give and bequeath unto my sd dear Wife Mary All those Dwelling houses now in the severall possessions of Richard Bale William Graham Hugh Chichester and William Hamlyn for and during all the right and term that I have therein Item I give and bequeath to my Brother Thomas Carder half a Guinea of Gold and to my Brother Daniell Carder half a Guinea of Gold and to my Brother Humphry a Guinea of Gold Item I give and bequeath unto Summon Carder Andrew Carder and Thomas Carder Sons of my Brother Humphry Carder ffive shillings a peice Item I give and bequeath unto my said dear Wife Mary the Dwelling House and Garden with the appurts wherein I now live for and during all the term and Interest that I have therein All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattles Chattle Leases Personall and testamentary Estate Merchandizes and effects whtasoever not herein before given and bequeathed (after my Debts paid and funerall Expences discharged) I give and bequeath unto my said dear Wife Mary and of this my Will I make my ffreinds Mr John Parminter Mr John Webber and Mr Lewis Gregory Execrs in trust to and for my said Wife to see this my will performed And I do hereby revoke and make voyd all former Wills and testaments by me at any time made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighteenth day of March in the thirteenth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Queen Defender of the ffaith &c Annoq Domini 1713 I do hereby appoint and desire that Mr John Strange of Appledore Mr Richard Wickey Mr Henry Wickey of Barnestaple William Bale of Highbray Mr Philip Upcott of Ashford Mr Thomas Carter of Barnestaple Mr John Row of Barnestaple and Mr George Blake of Instow to be my Bearers and to each of which I give an Hatband and Gloves I do also give to my Executors in trust Hatbands and Gloves and a Guinea apeece to buy a ring I also give to my Brother in Law Daniel Snow and to his Wife Judith a Mourning Suite each I also give a mourning suite to each of my Brothers Humphry Carder Andrew Carder and Thomas Carder Andrew Carder signed sealed published and declared by the testator to be his last Will and testament in the psence of us who have hereunto sett our hands in the presence of the said Testator Lewis Manzy Obadiah Pittard Robert Beare

provd in the Prerogative Court of Cant by all the Execrs the 20th Aug: 1719

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