Will of Sarah Beavis, Widow of Barnstaple

Proved 30 July 1772

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/979, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Taverner Quire Number: 236 - 281

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the Will of me Sarah Beavis of Barnestaple Devon Widow ffirst it is my desire to be buried in the same Vault with my late Husband in a Leaden Coffin and to be decently interred without Pomp or Show in a private manner in the same Linnen and Dress in which I shall happen to die without any Alteration or Change All my Wearing Apparel of all Sorts I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mrs Knott and my Gold Watch and my Gold Watch Seals and Equipage I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Sally Knott I give unto my Servant Sarah Langdon a Mourning Gown Handkerchief and Hat I desire that Thomas Shapcott and Mr Baker's Servant Robert may be two of my Bearers and that they may be paid five Shillings a piece for their Attendance with a pair of Gloves each the rest I shall leave to the Discretion of my Son and Residuary Legatee hereafter mentioned I also hereby give and bequeath to my Son Henry Beavis for four hundred Pounds Principal Money given by Richard Thorn of Barnstaple aforesaid Leather Dresser with all the Interest and Produce due thereon to and for his own Use in absolute Property for ever And as there is now due to me from the said Richard Thorn a Considerable Sum of Money which I have as Security for I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my said Son Henry Beavis and my Grandson and Granddaughter Thomas and Sarah Knott to be equally divided between them in three equal Shares And I do hereby make my said Son Henry Beavis whole and Sole Executor and Residuary Legatee and do revoke all former Wills Witness my hand and Seal Witness my hand and Seal this 31st day of March 1770 _ Sarah Beavis

(Attestation Clause)

Ancilla Gribble _ J Berry Junr

Proved at London 30 July 1772