Estate Duty Office Will of Ann Bishop, Devon (1828)

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Devon Heritage Centre 1078/IRW/B/901

Transcribed by Art Ames

Made 18 July 1825 -  Died Sept 1825 -  Proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Exeter 19 March 1828 to Henry Broom of Farway aforesaid, yeoman, one of the trustees and executors by implication
Value under two hundred pounds

In the name of God Amen I Ann Bishop of the parish of Farway in the County of Devon being very sick and weak but of Perfect mind and Memory thanks be given unto God calling unto Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed unto all Men once to Die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the Head of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, whereas touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form 

First I give my Property to my Children to be Divided equally amongst them when my youngest Child (which is Robert) shall be of the age of 21 years if he should then be then living, if not the youngest that is then living at that age. 

I likewise constitute and ordain Henry Broom and Thomas Bishop Trustees for the same and the Expenses of bringing up the Family to be took out of the Sum if required 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this 18th day of July 1825

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said as her last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in her Presence and in the Presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names     John White   John Sellers