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Will of William Newman of Dartmouth

Dated 15th April 1818, Proved 8th Oct 1822

(PRO Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/1662, File Reference: 303)

©Crown Copyright

Transcribed by Kathryn Barnett

(There is no punctuation in the original document. Where a word is difficult to read, I have placed my best guess in square brackets, thus [ ]. Where a letter or letters within a word cannot be deciphered, I have placed a dash, thus -.)

The last Will and Testament of me William Newman of Dartmouth in the County of Devon Merchant who being in good Health of Body and of sound and perfect Mind do make and publish the same this Fifteenth Day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen in the manner following that is to say First I will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be fully paid and discharged Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Richard Newman the Sum of Eight thousand pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid him within six Calendar Months after my Decease over and above what I have advanced to or for him and his Wife on his marriage and as I have made ample provision for my Daughter Susan on her Marriage with Mr. Cabell Roope by a Settlement made previous to their Marriage I consider it unnecessary to make any Bequest to her by this my Will Also I will and direct that on payment of the said Sum of Eight thousand pounds to my said Son Richard he shall execute and deliver unto my Son William Newman his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns a good and sufficient Discharge and Release for all such Sum and Sums of Money as he my said Son Richard may become entitled to at my Death by virtue of any Settlement Articles or Deed made previous to or at any Time after my Marriage to his deceased Mother it being my Will and I hereby declare it to be my Intention that the said legacy of Eight thousand pounds shall be considered as a full and compleat Ademption for all such Sum or Sums Also all my plantations Fishing Rooms Houses Buildings and Erections in St. Johns Tor Bay Petty Harbour Cubits Cove and elsewhere on the Island of Newfoundland and all the Rest and Residue of my Money Security for Money Goods Chattels and all other my Estate real and personal I give and bequeath unto my said Son William his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son William sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written William Newman (plus seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament the Words "my said Son Richard" being first interlined in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence and at his request at his request

Eliza Darnforth       J. Lavington Roope       Wm [N] Prideaux

Proved at London 8th October 1822 before the Wpful. Charles Coote Dr of Laws and Surr. by the Oath of William Newman Esquire the Son as sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to Administer