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Will of Margaret Harvey, Spinster of Barnstaple

Proved 8 May 1742

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/718/92, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Margaret Harvey of Barnstaple in the County of Devon being sick and weak of Body but of disposing Mind and Memory make and declare this my Last Will and Testament And first I recommend my Soul unto Almighty God And as touching my Temporal Estate I devise the same as followeth That is to Say ffirst I give devise and bequeath unto my Brother John Harvey the Sum of ffifty Pounds which said Sum of ffifty Pounds I appoint to be paid into the hands of Mr Robert King of Barnstaple aforesaid who shall keep the same in Trust for my said Brother and to pay said Sum of ffifty Pounds unto my said Brother in five pounds yearly untill the said Sum shall be paid And I hereby appoint my Master Mr Robert King to be Executor of this my Last Will and Testament In Trust for my nighest Relations desiring him to see me decently interred and I hereby revoke all former Wills In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this second day of April 1742 _ The mark of Margaret Harvey _ Sign'd seal'd publish'd and declar'd by the Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament in presence of .... Deane _ Mary Stringe

Proved at London 8 May 1842