Will of Richard Jeffery, Widower of Dittisham

Proved 17 June 1824

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PROB 11/1687/218, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Jeffery Widower now resident in the Parish of Dittisham in the County of Devon but lately from Egloshayle in the County of Cornwall being sick and weak in body but of sound Mind and Memory and knowing it is appointed for all Men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the form following Principally and first of all I recommend my Soul into the Hand sof God that gave and my Body to the Earth to be buried with a decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executrixes hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Martha Blacker (the Wife of John Blacker with whom I now reside) and my beloved Daughter Hannah Jeffrey now resident in Credenham in the County of Cornwall all and singular my dues Debts and Effects whatsoever (after paying all my Debts and ffuneral Expences)the remaining Part to be equally divided to be equally divided between my two aforesaid Daughters whom I likewise constitute and ordain to be the sole Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament to be by them fully possessed and enjoyed And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament Wills Legacies bequests and Executors in any wise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Seventeenth Day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty The Mark of Richard Jeffery X

(Attestation Clause)

William Smith _ Ann Smith

Proved at London 17 June 1824 to Martha Blackler (Wife of John Blackler) the surviving Executrix