For the Stamp Office - Copy of the Will of
Mary Penney late of Eastogwell in the County of Devon Widow (1830)
© Crown Copyright
Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/P/536
Transcribed by Frances MacKellar
Executor and Executrix - Edward Penney of Eastogwell in the County of Devon
Yeoman and Mary Bulley of Staverton in the said County wife of John Bulley. Proved in the principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter the thirtieth day of July one Thousand eight hundred and thirty Ralph Barnes Dy Regr.
Effects sworn under £200
Edward Penney of Eastogwell in the County of Devon, Yeoman, and Mary Bulley of Staverton in the said County the wife of John Bulley Executor and Executrix of Mary Penney late of Eastogwell aforesaid Widow who died on the first Day of July 1830 maketh oath and say that they have made diligent search and due enquiry after, and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, in order to ascertain the full Amount and Value thereof; and that to the best of their knowledge, information, and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the said Deceased died, possessed within the Diocese of Exeter (exclusive of what the Deceased may have been possessed of, or intitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for Years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the Deceased,) are under the Value of Two hundred pounds.
Sworn on the thirtieth day Edw Penney
of July 1830 before me Mary Bulley
In the Name of God Amen. I Mary Penney of the parish of Eastogwell in the County of Devon Widow being of a sound mind memory and understanding, and in good health, praised be God for the same but mindful of the uncertainty of human life and in order to prevent any dispute arising after my decease as to the disportion of the property it has pleased the Almighty to bless me with Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say, First I Give and bequeath unto my sons Edward Penney and William Penney my Cot House No 6 Garden and its appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of East- ogwell aforesaid and for them to have share and share alike. Also I give and bequeath unto my said son William Penney the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain. Likewise I give and bequeath unto my said son William Penney my Bureau Bed my Buffat my large brass pot and a Cyder Hogshead. Also I give and bequeath unto my said son Edward Penney the like sum of twenty pounds and my flesh [H? or st]andard and a pair of Panniers. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Bulley wife of John Bulley of the parish of Staverton in the County aforesaid the like sum of twenty pounds. Likewise I give and bequeath to the said Mary Bulley my Bed that I always sleep in with all the beding and furniture belonging to it. I also give to the said Mary Bulley my best Quilt my hanging press my Brass kettle and side saddle. Also I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Penney son of my late son Richard Penney the sum of eight pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and my Clock. Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Richard Penney son of my said son Richard Penney the like sum of eight pounds a small brass pot and a pair of Brass Candlesticks. Likewise I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Penney daughter of the said Richard Penney my grandaughter the sum of four pounds of like money and my large waiter all the rest of my Household I give and bequeath unto my said son William Penney and Mary Bulley share and share alike. All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods and Chattels Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever and not herein before given and disposed of after payment of my just Debts Legacies above mentioned funeral Charges and the expense of proving this my Will I hereby give and bequeath the same unto my said son Edward Penney and Mary Bulley my said Daughter share and share alike to and for their own use and benefit absolutely and I nominate constitute and appoint the said Edward Penney and Mary Bulley joint Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void any former Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare these presents only to be and contain my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I Mary Penney the Testatix have here unto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of September One thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.
|Signed Sealed published and declared by the|
Said Mary Penney the Testatix as and for her
Last Will and Testament in the presence of us
who in her presence and at her request and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed
our name as witnesses. The words "all the rest
of my Household Goods I give and bequeath unto
my said son William Penney and Mary Bulley share
and share alike" being first interlined;