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Will of Henry Venn, Yeoman of Bishops Tawton

Proved 17 September 1855

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/2220/55, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Venn of Bishops Tawton in the County of Devon Yeoman I give and bequeath to my nephew William Venn of Instow in the County of Devon in the County of Devon Tailor a legacy of five pounds to be paid one month after my decease I also give and bequeath to my said nephew William Venn an annuity of four pounds to be paid him during his life by quarterly payments the first of such payments to be made three months after my decease and the same to be payable out of and charged on my copyhold tenements in Bishops Tawton aforesaid I give and bequeath unto each of the children of my Sons in law Henry Dendle of Bishops Tawton yeoman and John Dendle of Barnstaple Builder the legacy of Sixteen Pounds each to be payable and paid to each of such children on his or her attaining the age of 21 years All the rest residue and remainder of my real personal and copyhold estate monies securities chattels property and effects whatsoever which I may die seized or possessed of or over which I may have any power of disposition I give devise and bequeath the same Subject to the payment of my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expences and the several legacies and annuity before given unto the said Henry Dendle of Bishops Tawton Yeoman and John Dendle of Barnstaple Builder their heris executors and administrators absolutely equally to be divided between them as Tenants in common And I hereby appoint the said Henry Dendle and John Dendle joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former or other Wills by me made In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my name this eleventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty four _ Henry Venn

(Attestation Clause)

John R Chanter Solr Barnstaple _ Ann Waldon

(Codicil dated 11 March 1854 increasing legacies to children of Henry Dendle and John Dendle to ten pounds each)

Proved at London with a Codicil 17 September 1855