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Will of Sarah Dottin, Widow of Dartmouth

Proved 12 March 1719

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/567, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Browning Quire Numbers: 1 - 48

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Dottin of Dartmouth in the County of Devon Widow being in perfect sense and sound Mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same and considering the uncertainty of this Life and the certainty of Death do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)first and principally I comit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Maker hoping by the Merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive free pardon and full remission of all my Sins, And my body to the Earth to be in decent manner interred at the Discretion of my Executors herein after named Also I give and bequeath unto the poor people of St Saviours Dartmouth the sum of five pounds lawfull money of Great Britain And to the poor people of Tunstall the sume of fifty shillings like lawfull money And to the poor people of St Patrick's the sume of ffifty shillings to be paid unto the Overseers of the Poor in each Parish and by them to be distributed and by them to be distributed Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Matthew the Sume of Twenty Pounds like lawfull money Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister Rebecca the Wife of William Pritchard Clerk the like Sume of Twenty Pounds Also I give and bequeath unto George the son of my cousin Walter Prideaux of Kingswere the Sume of ffive Hundred Pounds of like lawfull money And my Will is that the said sum shall be paid unto my Cousins Walter Jagoe and Arthur Prideaux hereinafter named whom I do hereby for this purpose nominate and appoint as Trustees for the said George Prideaux And do hereby Authorize them to put out the said money at Interest at the hazard of the said George Prideaux if any loss should happen to come thereby and to apply the Income thereof towards his Maintenance and Schooling until he shall attain the Age of One and Twenty years Also I give and bequeath unto the said George Prideaux and to his Heirs for ever all that Tenement and Garden called or known by the name of Wilderness situate lying and being on the Parish of St Patricks lately in the possession of Thomas Tooker If it be not redeemed from the Mortgage I have upon it, and if it be redeemed, then I give unto the said George Prideaux the money arising thereby. Also I give and bequeath unto the said George Prideaux my great Silver Punch Bowl with the Ladle and Dish thereto belonging, and my pair of great Silver Candlesticks with the snuffers belonging to them, and also my Silk Quilt which is Scarlet on one side and green on the other Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Walter Jagoe the sume of Three hundred pounds lawfull money of Great Britain Also I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth and Arthur and Robert and Nicholas the Children of my Cousin Arthur Prideaux of Luson in the Parish of Armington to each of them the sume of fifty pounds of like lawfull money and to Mary his Daughter the sume of Twenty Pounds Also I give unto his said Daughter Elizabeth my Silk Quilt which is blue on one Side and Rose colour on the other And also one Moiety of the best of my wearing Apparell And my Will is that in case one or more of his said Children shall happen to dye before they Attain the Age of One and Twenty Years then the Legacies hereinbefore given him or them shall be equally divided amongst the Survivors of them Also I give and bequeath unto Walter and Rebeccah the Son and Daughter of my Cousin Walter Prideaux aforesaid to each of them the sum of fifty pounds of like money And to his son William the sume of Twenty Pounds like money Also I give unto his said son Walter my great Silver Tankard And to his said Daughter Rebeccah the other moiety of the best of my wearing Apparell And my will is that in Case one or more of his said Children shall happen to dye before they Attain the Age of one and Twenty years then the Legacies herein given him or them shall be equally divided amongst the Survivors of them Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Henry the son of Elizabeth Dottin the Sume of forty Pounds of like money Also I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth the Wife of my Cousin Arthur Prideaux aforesaid the sum of Ten Pounds of like money Also I give and bequeath unto Dorothy the Wife of Wife of my Cousin Walter Prideaux aforesaid the like sum of Ten Pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Alice the Daughter of William Sanford of the City of Exon the like sum of Ten Pounds And my Will is that all my Legacies herein before given shall be paid within Twelve months after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto Sarah the Daughter of my late Cousin Samuel Jagoe the sume of ffifty pounds of like money to be allowed to her out of the money due to me on a Mortgage on a house I now live in Also I give unto Eleanor the Daughter of Joseph Bulley the sume of Two Guineas like lawfull money Also I give and bequeath unto Sarah the Relict of my late Cousin Samuel Jagoe to Peter Osborne of Stoak Gabriell and to his Wife to William Sanford aforesaid and to Elizabeth his Wife to Elizabeth Dottin aforesaid to Barbara Crocker to Mary the Wife of John Palmer to Elizabeth Matthew William Matthew and Roger Matthew to Joseph Bulley aforesaid and Anne his Wife to Thomas Newcomen and Hannah his Wife to Nicholas Marsh to John Marsh and Mary his Wife to my Cousin Mary the Wife of William Trueman to each of them a Guinea to buy them a Ring apeice Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Mary Burch the sume of fforty shillings like lawfull money And to Mary Lavis my Servant Maid the Sume of ffive pounds And to Barbara Lavis my Servant Maid the Sume of fforty Shillings And all the rest of my Wearing Apparell not hereinbefore disposed of I give unto my two said Servant Maidens to be equally divided between them at the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter named Also I give to Margaret Hawkins the Sume of fforty Shillings and to Nicholl Patten Twenty Shillings and to Katherine Barrett Ten Shillings Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Walter Prideaux aforesaid my Scriptore during his Life and after his decease to his Son George All the Residue and Remainder of my Goods and Chattells Lands Tenements and Hereditaments Rights Credits Debts dues and Demands whatsoever not herein before given or disposed of I do hereby give and bequeath to my Cousins Arthur Prideaux and Walter Prideaux aforesaid whom I do hereby make and appoint to be my sole and joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disannull and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me made either by word or writing and do declare this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Sarah Dottin have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of March in the Third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Annoq Dom 1716 (Sarah Dottin)

(Attestation Clause)

Bathsheba Newcomen _ Philip Laness

Proved at London 12 March 1718/19