Will of James Burton of Dawlish

Proved 14 April 1835

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1845/159, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Burton of Dawlish in the County of Devon being of sound mind memory and understanding Whereas I have lately intermarried with my present dear Wife Sarah Burton formerly Sarah Till Widow And I am desirous that any Property whatsoever which previously to my said marriage was the proper and separate property estate or effects of my said dear Wife and all my Estate and Interest whatsoever therein should from and after my decease remain and be to her as and for her own property estate and effects absolutely and as if such marriage had never been had or taken place between us Now therefore I do hereby give and bequeath all and singular the goods chattels and other property and effects of what nature or kind soever the same may be or consist which by virtue of my said intermarriage may have become vested in me or over which in consequence thereof I have any power of disposition and all my estate and interest therein unto my said dear Wife Sarah Burton as and for her own proper goods and chattels estate and effects absolutely for ever And Whereas I am possessed of certain Stocks or funds now standing in my name in the new three and a half Per Cent Annuities Now I do hereby give and bequeath subject nevertheless to the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary charges and expences unto my Daughter Mary Anne (the Wife of Robert Bridgman of Charlton Kings near Cheltenham Shoemaker) the sum of Sixty one Pounds Part of such Stocks or funds and which I have so given to her as an equivalent for what my other Daughter Elizabeth (the Wife of John Bristow of Caddington Joiner) has already received And the residue of my said Stock funds and securities independent of any the property of my said dear Wife previously to my said marriage I give and bequeath equally unto between and among my said two daughters share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants My Gold Watch Chain and seals I give and bequeath to my said Wife In trust to take care of the same for my Grandson John James Bridgman until he shall attain the age of twenty one years And when he shall have attained his said age of twenty one years then for my said Grandson absolutely as his own property I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Bristow my Portable Writing desk my four Articles of Plate (consisting of one dozen and a half of silver tea spoons six silver Table Spoons a pair of silver sugar tongs and a pair of plated ditto) I give equally between my said two Daughters as also what linen may belong to me independently of any such the property of my said Wife previously to our said marriage And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife sole Executrix of this my Will and revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said James Burton the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of ffebruary in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty five James Burton

(Attestation Clause)

Sydney Pearson Dawlish Devon _ William Hill Schoolmaster Dawlish Devon

Proved at London 4 April 1835