Estate Duty Office Will of William Bealey, Yeoman of Halwell, Devon (1828)
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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/B/526
Transcribed by Roy Drew
The Last Will & Testament of William Bealey, Late of Halwell, near Holsworthy
In the Name of God Amen. I William Bealey of the Parish of Halwell and County of Devon Yeoman being aged but of perfect sound mind and memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for it and considering the uncertainty of death there of do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Kennard the sum of Ten Pounds of current money she to receive the same in six months after my death. All the residue of my Lands and Tenaments, Goods and Chattels, Ready Money, Bonds, Notes, Dues, Securities and everything that I shall die proposed of entitled unto not before given and bequeathed I do hereby give and bequeath unto my son William Bealey and I do hereby make constitute and appoint him whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament he paying my just debts and legacies before mentioned hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me heretofore made.
In Witness whereof I the said William Bealey have hereunto set my hand and seal and published and declared the same to be my Last Will ad Testament this Third Day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Three.
Sealed and published by the said Testator William Bealey to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto in the presence of the said Testator to each other.
Witnesses: Roger Reddicliffe, Samuel Webber & Richard Reddicliffe.
The sole Executor William Bealey, of the Parish of Halwell, near Holsworthy, in the County of Devon, Yeoman said the Testator died on or about Tenth Day of August 1827.
Sworn on the Twelth Day of May 1828, William Bealey (signed)
Effects under £100
This above contains a true copy of the original Will of William Bealey, late of Halwell, Devon, Yeoman died the same having been carefully examined this by us.
Willm Hodges & Nicholas Gidley, Clerks to Water Prideaux, deputy Registrar of the Archdeacons Court of Totnes.