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Will of Richard Waycott of Buckfastleigh (1813)

Devon Record Office - 1078/IRW/W/319

Transcribed by Maureen Kenchington


For the Stamp Officer

Copy of the Will of Richard Waycott of Buckfastleigh, Devon

Executrix Phillippa Waycott of Buckfastleigh, Devon, Widow

Proved in the Archdeacons Court of Totnes the 7 April 1813

Effects sworn under 100L

Walter Prideaux, Deputy Register [sic]

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Waycott of Buckfastleigh in the County of Devon ....[?] being in healthy body and in sound and present[?] mind and memory Blessed be God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life and that it is appointed for all ....[?] to die and after this the Judgement Trusting in and through the Merits[?] and Mediation of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ I shall [show?] a full and perfect ....[?] of all my sins and Dwell with him to all Eternity In Consideration ....[?] I do ....[?] in my maker and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following Imprimus that is to say First and Foremost I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my Body to Christian and Decent Burial at the Discretion of my Executors herein after Named and as to all my Worldly Effects Lands Gods and Chattles and all that God Almighty hath Blessed me with I do give devise and bequeath in manner and form following I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Phillippa Waycott all that Dwelling House and Shop I now live in together with the out Houses behind the ....[?] and the Ground to the end were [sic] the Pear Tree standeth and the Herbgarden {insert}(called by the name of Church [Case/Croft/Cross?]){/insert} before the Door[?] during her natural Life and I give to my Wife Phillippa Waycott the Interest of Two Hundred and Fourty [sic] Pounds and if she is in Distress she may draw Ten Twenty or Thirty Pounds of the aforesaid sum and no otherwise Also I give to my wife all my Goods and Household furniture now in my Possession during her natural Life and after her Decease I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Ann Bastow wife of Wm Bastow and Elizabeth Churchward wife of Thos Churchward their Heirs Executors Administrators[?] or Assignors[?] all that Dwelling House were [sic] I now live in with the Shop and the out Houses behind the same and the Ground to the end were [sic] the Pear Tree standeth and the Herbgarden before the Door to be equally divided between my two Daughters before mentioned that is Ann Bastow and Elizabeth Churchward Also I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Churchward the bed performed I now sleep on after my Wife's decease and I give to my Granddaughter Mary Bastow Daughter of Wm Bastow the ....[?] bed with all that belongeth to it after my Wife's Decease {insert}(and as to ....[?] other household Messuage[?] Goods and Chattles I give to my said Daughters Ann Bastow and Elizabeth Churchward to be ....[?] equally divided after my wife's Decease){/insert} I give to my son Richard Waycott all ....[?] two Yards and the two Houses behind the Shop and all the Right that did[?] belong to Foster[?] House to him and his Heirs for ever after my wife's Decease Also I give to my two Daughters Ann Bastow and Elizabeth Churchward the two Hundred and Fourty [sic] pounds before mentioned that is if my wife should not want to draw any of it to be by them equally divided after my Wife's Decease I also give to my Son John Waycott of Moreton Hampstead all that Tennement [sic] called and known by the Name of Church [Case?/Croft/Cross?] with all of the Appurtenances thereto belonging during his natural life after my Wife's Decease and then after my son John Waycott's Decease I give the said Tennement [sic] called Church [Case?/Croft/Cross?] unto my Grandson John Waycott Son of the aforenamed John Waycott to him his Heirs or Assignees for ever And as to all my other Worldly Effects not herein mentioned I give to my wife Phillippa Waycott {insert} all my ....[?] goods ....[?] and ....[?] {/insert} whom I do nominate my whole and sole Executrix she paying all my Debts and receiving all my Credits I revoking and disannulling[?] all other Wills by me before made Declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness ....[?] hereunto set my Hand {insert} and seal {/insert} this Twenty Ninth Day of August in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve and my Will is that the Money above given to my two Daughters Ann Bastow and Elizth Churchward shall be found from the Public House I sold to Mr Goss if I should die before the Conveyancing should be duly Executed

Richard Waycott (LS)

Signed Sealed and Delivered to be my last Will and Testament in presence of us who are Witnesses

John Bastow
George Bastow
Mary Bastow

The above and preceding sheet contains a true Copy of the original Will of Richard Waycott late of Buckfastleigh deceased the same having been carefully examined herewith by us

Rich Fanning[?]
James Willis        Clerks to Walter Prideaux Deputy Register of the Archdeacons Court of Totnes