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Will of William Snell late of Chawleigh Devon, Yeoman (1828)

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/S/1028

Transcribed by Joanne Dyer


Estate duty will copied from microfiche at the Devon Record Office

No. 12
For the Stamp Office
Copy of the Will of
William Snell
late of Chawleigh, Devon,
yeoman deceased

Executor

Thomas Snell of Chawleigh
aforesaid yeoman ---

Proved in the Archdeacons
Court of Barnstaple on
the 27th Day of September
1828

Effects sworn under £100

In the Archidiaconal Court of Barnstaple

Thomas Snell of Chawleigh in the County of Devon yeoman
Executor named in the last Will and Testament of William Snell late of Chawleigh in the said County and Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, yeoman who died on the 28th Day of April 1828 make the Oath and saidth that he has made diligent search and due enquiry after and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the said Deceased died possessed, (exclusive of what the Deceased may have possessed of or edtitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased), are under the Value of one hundred pounds

                 Signed by Thomas Snell

Sworn on the 27th Day
of September 1828
             before me

C Melhuish surrogate


In the Name of God Amen I William Snell of the Old Turnpike gate in the Parish of Chawley in the County of Devon, yeoman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make this to be my last will and Testament as follows - - - I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Snell, the sum of Five Pounds. Unto my daughter Mary Ann Reed, the sum of one Pound and unto my daughter Grace Reed, one shilling All which Legacies to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named at six months after my decease.
I give and devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Snell All that Dwelling House Garden and appurtances thereunto belonging called or commonly known by the name of Old Turnpike Gate House situate and lying in the Parish of Chawley aforesaid and wherein I now reside To hold to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever (subject nevertheless to Mary Woolway&'s residing in the said House six months after my decease as hereinafter expressed.) I give and bequeath unto my son William Snell the House and Garden which he now lives in being part of Butts Tenement situate in Chawley aforesaid with a right to the well of water divining my right and interest therein he keeping the same in good repair I also give and bequeath unto my son John Snell his Executors administrators and assigns the House and Garden which William Ward the younger now lives in with its appurtances, being part of Butts Tenement aforesaid with a right to the well of water during my right and interest therein he keeping the same in good repair. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Reed the House and Garden which Richard Baten now lives in with its appurtances, being also part of Butts Tenement with a right to the well of water, during my right and interest therein, she keeping the same in good repair I also give and bequeath unto my Housekeeper Mary Woolway the House and Garden which William Ward the elder now lives in with its appurtances being also part of Butts Tenement with a right to the well of water during her natural life if my right and interest so long therein continue and after her decease I give and bequeath the said Dwelling House and Garden unto the two sons of the said Mary Woolway called Richard and John as tenants in common and if only one of them should happen to be living then to that one solely during my right and interest therein, she they or he keeping the same in good repair, and it is my will that each of these Houses shall have an equal proportion of the outgoings to which they are liable I also give and bequeath unto the said Mary Woolway my large kitchen Table and Form and the Bedstead Feather Bead Pillows and Beding and the old copper in my first upstairs room I also give and bequeath unto the said Mary Woolway the liberty of residing in the said Dwelling House and to have the Gardens and appurtances thereunto belonging which I now reside in and occupy called Old Turnpike Gate House six months after my decease without paying any rent or outgoings for the same or be subject to any repairs All my Household Goods Furniture Beds Beding Plate Books wearing apparel and Implements in Husbandry or otherwise (except what I have given to Mary Woolway) I do give and bequeath unto my son John All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I do give devise and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Snell whom I hereby nominate and appoint sole Executor of this my Will he paying my just debts Funeral Expenses and proving this my Will and I do hereby make subject my said Dwelling House Gardens and appurtances which I now reside in to and with the payment of my just debts in case my residuary Effects shall be found to be insufficient In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Snell the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunder subscribed our names as witnesses

                 John Reed of Chawley Town
                 Thos Croote
                 Robert Croote

What is contained in this and the preceding sheet of paper is a true copy of the last will and testament of the above named William Snell deceased the same having been carefully examined and compared with the original this fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight

James Pearse jun Regr