Estate Duty Office Will of John Shobbrook, Blacksmith, Down St Mary

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/S/615

Transcribed by Roy Drew

The Last Will & Testament of John Shobbrook, Down St. Mary (Blacksmith)

Executrix; Mary wife of Francis Towt of the same place, Yeoman
Proved in the Registry of the Archdeaconary of Exeter on the 25th November 1822
Effects sworn under £100

In the name of God Amen, I John Shobbrook, of Down St. Mary in the County of Devon, Blacksmith being sick and weak in body but of sound and dispersing mind memory and understanding promised by God do make and ordain this present writing to be and contain my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say, first I command my soul unto the house of Almighty God and my creator hoping and believing a new form of my soul through the merits and invitation of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me.
I do give and bequeath unto my son John Shobbrook, of Exminster in the said County of Devon the sum of Five Guineas to be paid to him within six weeks after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto Mary Shobbrook, of Coldridge in the said County, my daughter in law, the sum of Two Guineas to be paid to her within six weeks after my decease.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my Goods, Chattels and Effects of what nature or kind soever after payment of my first Debts, Legacies and Funeral expenses and proving this my will.
I give and bequeath the same unto my daughter Mary Towt, of Down St. Mary aforesaid and I hereby nominate and appoint my said daughter Mary Towt to be my sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament hereby making void all other Wills and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do ratify and confirm this to be my Last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal the Thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two.

Signed, Sealed, Declared and Published by the said John Shobbrook the Testator, as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

John Snell
John Tucker

Will Proved by Mary Towt, 26th November 1822
Effects sworn under £100