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Summary of Will of Robert Mallett of Beaford (1577)

[Moger transcripts , West Country Studies Library, Exeter]

Provided by Mike Mallett <mm-lists AT ntlworld.com>

MALLATT*, Robert of Ulleigh ** Esqre

Date of Will, 31 March, 19 Q. Eliz: (1577)

Proved 3 July 1577 by procurator of Elizabeth Mallett.

To poor of Beaford, of Great Torrington, & of South Molton.

To my godson Samuel Rolle.

To my goddaughter Cassandra Laune

To my sister Zenobia Sentabin.

To my cousins Margaret & Hugh Ackland.

To my friend Thomas Molford.

To my wife Elisabeth my lands &c. in South Molton purchased of William Peryam Esqre., & my lands etc. called Blynsham in Beaford for life.

John M. Esqre., my father decd.

Whereas there is an agreement between Lewis Stickley of Affeton Bsqre. & me to convey to me & my heirs the Manor of Ashreigney & the Patronage of the par: ch: in performance whereof the sd. Lewis S. has received of me £100 & is to receive £230 more on a day appointed, I give the same to my wife, remre. to my right heirs.

To Anthony Pollard of Horwood Esqre., Hugh Acland Esqre.,
& Thomas Molford Gent. Certain lands in South Molton to the use of Christian M. & Eleanor M.

Residue to my son John M., whom I make my exor., but if I die before he is 21, or if he die under 21, my wife to be my exx,

Overseers, the sd, Anthony Pollard, Hugh Acland & Thomas Molford.

No_ witnesses,

[P.C.C. 28 Daughtry] O.M. Coll. 8/36

* usually spelt as MALLETT

** now called Woolleigh Barton

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