Will of James Yeo of Dawlish

Proved 13 January 1835

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PROB 11/1842/74, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I James Yeo the elder of Dawlish in the County of Devon ffarmer being in a declining health of body but of a sound and disposing mind memory & understanding Praised be God for the same but knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life Do make publish and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I give and devise unto and to the use of my Wife Elizabeth Yeo the money that I have in the Stocks namely Three hundred Pounds in the new three and ten per Cents after paying the Legacy of Twenty Pounds to my son James Yeo out of the said sum of money And also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Grace Yeo the sum of ffive Pounds to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter mentioned out of my Estate And also I give and bequeath all my debts personal and Testamentary Estate Goods Chattells Stock and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease unto my four Daughters and two sons Mary Yeo John Yeo James Yeo Grace Yeo Elizabeth Yeo and Alice Yeo to be equally divided between them And I do hereby direct my said Daughters and Sons to pay all my just debts funeral Expences and the Cost of proving this my Will And also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Welsford the Wife of William Welsford of the Parish of Sidmouth Shoemaker the sum of One shilling And I do hereby nominate and appoint my Wife Elizabeth Yeo sole Executrix of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said James Yeo the Testator to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper and to which I have set my hand and seal the twenty first day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty four _ James Yeo

(Attestation Clause)

Wm Hill Schoolmaster _ John Horrick Cordwainer

Proved at London 13 January 1835