Summary of Will of Robert Mallett of Beaford (1577)
[Moger transcripts , West Country Studies Library, Exeter]
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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.
[P.C.C. 28 Daughtry] O.M. Coll. 8/36
* usually spelt as MALLETT
** now called Woolleigh Barton
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