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Will of John Lukis of Crediton

Proved 15 February 1811

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1519/247, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I John Lukis of the Parish of Crediton in the County of Devonshire being very sick and weak in body but of perfect Health of body and of perfect Mind & Memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form first I give and bequeath to Mrs Martha Savile of Kingston Hall in the parish of Wimborn Dorsetshire one hundred pounds being one hundred pounds lent to the Rt Honble Major General John Crewe for an Annuity of the Sum of fifteen Pounds Pr year free from all Taxes and clear of all deductions whatsoever as clearly expressed in the Bond Secondly I give and bequeath to my Sister Mrs Elizabeth Luckis of Holnicott in the Parish of Silworthy Somersetshire one hundred pounds being one hundred pounds lent to the Honble Major General John Crewe for an Annuity of the Sum of fifteen Pounds Pr year free from all Taxes and clear of all deductions whatsoever as clearly expressed in the Bond Thirdly I give and bequeath to my Mother Mrs Susanna Vickery of the Parish of Shorewell Devonshire          pounds to be paid to her by my Executors Mrs Martha Savile and my Sister Elizabeth Lukis Co Executors ffourthly I give and bequeath to Mrs Elizabeth Goldsworthy of Downes Crediton 20 Pounds for her great kindness and attention to me during my long Illness to be paid by my above named Executors one Month after my decease ffifthly I give and bequeath to Mr L Peter of Exeter my best Black Coat 2 Black Waistcoats 2 Pr of Small Clothes 2 Pr of Black Silk Stockings to be sent to him immediately after his decease _ Memorandum I left a Trunk in my bed room at Downes ready Pack containing Cloaths and Sundries at the dis. Of my Executors In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty eighth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten
(Attestation Clause)
Thos Hollacombe No 5 Shepherd Street New Bond Street _ I George 48 Park Street Gro: Sqr
Proved at London 15 February 1811