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Will of William Cary or Carey of Clovelly

Proved 27 January 1711

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/519/155, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I William Cary of Clovelly in the County of Devon Esqr being very weak in Body but of sound and disposing mind and memory (thanks be given to Almighty God for the same) considering that all flesh must yeild to death tho' the time is uncertain to avoid all controversies after my Decease Do make declare publish and declare my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Imprimis I will that my Servants William Hughes's wages due and Ten pounds as a Legacy be paid to my said Servant And that all my other Debts and funeral charges be first paid and discharged Item I will that Debt of about Eight Hundred pounds by me owing to Mr John Northmore of Oakhampton in the County of Devon be well and truly paid with what privacy and convenience may be Item touching all my Children my Will is to direct that they may be provided for as the Law will allow Item I will that my Body after my decease may be decently buried in the Parish of St Martin in the ffields in the County of Middlesex Item in order to the performance and due execution of this my last Will and Testament I do hereby appoint and nominate Mr Robert Perryman of the Parish of St Anne in the Liberty of Westminster Esq. My sole Executor and acknowledging myself to be and stand indebted considerably to the said Robert Perryman And for his assistance in the execution of the said Will I do hereby desire Sr Peter King and Mr Serjeant Hooper to advise him and act joyntly with him therein And I do hereby revoke disannull and make void all former and other Wills and Bequests by me at any time heretofore made allowing and appointing these presents only to stand as my only last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this Twenty Third day of September Anno Dm 1710 the mark of Wm Carey signed sealed published and declared as the last Will and Testament of the Testator and Wittnesses by us in his presence Lazarus Willis Randolph fford Cler Nathaniel Clerk Not Publique

Proved at London 27 January 1710/11