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Will of George Stancombe, Mariner of Dartmouth

Proved 25 August 1763

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/891/207, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I George Stancombe of Dartmouth in the County of Devon Mariner being infirm of body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God therefore do this twenty second day of August in the Year of our Lord God One thousand Seven Hundred and fifty five make and Publish these presents to be and contain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say ffirst and Principally I Resign my Soul into the hands of its Creator in all humble hope of future happiness and my body I Commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter named And as touching and concerning All such Worldly Estate as God hath been Pleased to bless me with I Give and dispose thereof as follows vizt. Imprimis I Will and direct that all my just Debts and ffuneral charges be first paid and discharged Item I Give unto my Wife Elizabeth Stancombe Ten Guineas and no more Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son George Stancombe and unto my Daughter Ann Stancombe the Sum of One and twenty Pounds due by Bond to me from my Brother Robert Stancombe of Slapton together with the Interest due and to grow due therefore to be equally divided and given unto them my said Sum and Daughter at him and her attaining their respective Ages of twenty one Years by my said Executors hereafter named And if either of them my said Son or Daughter should happen to die before attaining the said Age of twenty one Years then I Will that the whole Sum of twenty one Pounds aforesaid shall be paid with all its Interest due and to grow due unto the Survivor of them by my said Executors hereafter named or the Survivor of them as aforesaid Item I Give unto my Mother Elizabeth Stancombe of Slapton aforesaid Widow the Sum of ffive Pounds Sterling to put herself in Mourning for me to be paid her by my said Executors after named within one Month after my Decease Item I Give unto my said Son George Stancombe my Silver Watch and Gold hilted sword to be given him at or before his attaining the Age of twenty years at the Discretion of my Executors after named or the survivor of them Item I Give unto my said Brother Robert Stancombe my black suit of cloaths Item I Give unto Arthur Holdsworth of Dartmouth aforesaid in the County of Devon Esquire One Guinea to buy a Ring And all the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattels Ready Money Plate Gold Rings Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever I Give and bequeath the same unto the said Arthur Holdsworth and Robert Stancombe and the Survivor of them his Executors and Administrators In Trust and to and for the several uses Ends Intents and purposes that is to say they my said Trustees shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter and they shall see fit and proper give pay apply give place out at Interest or give and dispose thereof or any part or parcel thereof to for or towards the Use Benefit Advantage Maintenance and Education of my three Children Sarah Stancombe George Stancombe and Ann Stancombe And the Survivor of them (desiring no partiality to be shewn more to one than another of them) And what shall be remaining thereof at the time of my said children or the Survivors of them shall attain their his or her full Age or Ages of twenty one Years I Will and desire may be given them or the Survivors share and share alike and if but one then wholly to that one they my said Trustees first deducting thereout for all their and either of their costs Charges Trouble and expences attending the Execution of this my Will And I do hereby constitute and appoint them the said Arthur Holdsworth and Robert Stancombe Executors in Trust of this my Will revoking all other Wills heretofore made And Lastly I Will and desire that I may be buried at Slapton by my ffather and that I may have a ffuneral sermon preacht at that time In Witness whereof the said George Stancombe have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of Paper to the first of which I have set my hand and to this last set my hand and affixt my Seal the day and Year first above written Geo: Stancombe

(Attestation Clause)

Hen: Holdsworth _ John Browne

Proved at London 25 August 1763