Henry Coram, of Culmstock - Written 20 Oct 1826, Proved 18 Jan 1827
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National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/1720
Transcribed by Diane Harris
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Coram of Culmstock in the county of Devon, Yeoman. Made the twentieth day of Oct in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twety six. I give to my three sons, Robert Coram, Henry Coram and William Coram five pounds a piece to be paid to them immediately after my decease, also I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Hewett Coram the sum of three hundred pounds, to my daughter Ann Coram the sum of one hundred pounds to my daughter Elizabeth Morgan the sum of one hundred pounds and to my daughter Sarah Hewitt Hellings the sum of five pounds to be paid to them respectively at the end of one year from my decease. Also I give and devise all that my Close of meadow land called Marland Meadow situate in Burlescombe in the said county of Devon with its appurtenances unto my wife Elizabeth Coram and her assigns for her life, and from and after her decease, I give and devise the same unto and to the use of my three sons Robert Coram, Henry Coram and William Coram equally, to be divided between them as tenants in common and their several heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and devise all those my two several cottages, with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging situate near the Red Ball Inn on Maiden [Daron?] in the parish of Culmstock aforesaid usually called Henagar Cottage unto my said wife and her assigns for her life, and from and after her decease I give and devise the same unto and to the use of my grandson Henry Coram son of my son Robert and his heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and devise all the my leasehold tenement or overland commonly called Henagar overland situate in Culmstock aforesaid with its appurtenances unto my said wife during so much of my estate and interest therein as shall run out in her lifetime and from and after her decease I give and devise the same unto my son Stephen Hewett Coram, his executors, administrators and assigns for and during all the residue of my estate terms or terms and interest therein he and they paying thereout or out of the rents issues and profits thereof unto my three daughters Ann Coram, Elizabeth Morgan and Sarah Hewett Hellings five pounds apiece yearly and every year during their respective lives if my estate term or terms and interest therein shall long continue or exist. The first yearly payment of the said their several sums of five pounds each to be made at the end of one year from my wife's decease and the decease of his [refers to Stephen] Aunt Mary Loy, and I invest every of my said three daughters with such powers of distress for the recovery from time to time of the said several yearly sums as are (not sure - incident?) to Rents reserved on common devises. Also I give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my money, securities for money, chattels and personal estate whatsoever, subject to the payment of all my just funeral and testamentary expenses and the aforesaid legacies unto my said wife Elizabeth Coram to whom I make and appoint residuary legatee and sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I give and devise all Messuages, Lands and hereditaments that are in mortgage to me unto and to the use of my said wife, her heirs and assigns to the intent that she and they may be enabled to convey the same as the persons or persons entitled to the afinity of redemption thereof shall direct upon payment of the principal monies and interest thereby [served?] . And lastly I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me made in Witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament written upon and contained in two sheets of paper, paper to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second and last, my hand and seal the day and year first above written. [Signature of] Henry Coram. Signed sealed published and [?????] by the said Henry Coram the testator for and to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his requestin his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness. The words "to my daughter Ann Coram the sum of one hundred pounds" having been first interlined also the word "three" having been interlined and the words "and fifty" struck out and also the words "and the demise of his aunt Mary Loy" interlined. - John Hewett - Elizabeth Wyse - [GS Marker?]
Proved at London 18th Jan 1827 before the Judge by the oath of Elizabeth Coram widow. The relict the sole executrix to whom admon was granted being first sworn by [Comon?] duly to adm.