Will of Thomas STEER of Bovey Tracey, Blacksmith (1854)

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National Archives, A2A site Estate Duty Office Wills 1078/IRW
File ref. 1078/IRW S/1396

Transcribed by Philip STEER, provided by Michael STEER

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Thomas STEER of the parish of
Bovey Tracey in the County of Devon, Blacksmith. First I give and bequeath
unto my Nephew Joseph STEER, Carpenter, residing in Hind Street in Bovey
Tracey the sum of Five Pounds. I give and bequeath unto my Nephews Jonas
STEER, Shoemaker, Joseph CONIAM, Labourer, Thomas CONIAM, Stonemason, and
unto my Niece, Elizabeth COLEMAN, Widow, the sum of Five Pounds each. Also
I give and bequeath unto my Sister in law, Elizabeth STEER, Widow of my late
Brother Nicholas STEER, the sum of Five Pounds. I also give and bequeath
unto my niece Maria CONIAM, Widow, with whom I now reside, the sum of
Fifteen Pounds. I also give and bequeath unto my nephew William STEER,
Blacksmith, my Clock and also my Bed I now lie on with everything complete.
I also will and direct that all the above named Legacies shall be paid by my
Executors within six months after my decease. All the rest, remainder and
residue of my monies, Goods, Chattels and Effects and all other the property
whether real or personal of which I may die possessed or over which I may
have any disposing power I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephews, John
CONIAM, now residing at Torquay, Blacksmith, and Charles STEER of the parish
of Bickington in the County of Devon, Blacksmith, And I do make nominate
constitute and appoint my said Nephews John CONIAM and Charles STEER Sole
Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void
all and every other will and wills at any time heretofore by me made and do
declare this to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal the eighth day of April in the year of our
Lord one Thousand eight hundred and fifty one

Thomas STEER      [seal]

Signed sealed declared and published by the above named Thomas STEER the
Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who
at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have
subscribed our names as witnesses hereto

Wm CHUDLEIGH, Schoolmaster, Bovey Tracey

Elizabeth SELLECK, wife of Wm SELLECK, Taylor, Bovey Tracey

NB. The surnames have been changed to uppercase to aid family historians