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Help and advice for Dartmouth: Will of John Bartlett (1846)

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Will of John Bartlett, Superannuated Sailmaker from Her Majesty's Dockyard at Devonport

Proved 17 May 1849

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/2092/204, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I John Bartlett of Dartmouth in the County of Devon a Superannuated Sailmaker from Her Majesty's Dockyard at Devonport in the said County being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same do for avoiding and preventing all controversies and disputes after my decease make publish and declare this to be my last Will and testament in manner following (that is to say) I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Bartlett of the City of London Surgeon the sum of thirty pounds the same to be paid to him by my Executrix hereinafter named within six Calendar Months after my decease All the rest residue and remainder of my monies securities and all other my personal and testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof (subject nevertheless to the payment of my just debts funeral expences and the charges of proving this my Will)unto my daughter Caroline Sophia Baker Wife of John Baker of Torquay in the said County of Devon Timber Merchant To hold the same the same to her the said Caroline Sophia Baker her executors administrators and assigns to and for her or their own use and benefit the same not to be subject to the debts controul or engagements of her present or any future husband And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Caroline Sophia Baker Sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all and every Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set and seal this twenty ninth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty eight _ John Bartlett

(Attestation Clause)

Edwd O Gard Solicitor Devonport _ Edwd Stone Devonport Gent

Proved at London 17 May 1849