Will of William Quick, of Hemyock, Devon, Yeoman

Proved 20 January 1789

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference  PROB 11/1175/57, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Macham Quire numbers: 48-97

Transcribed by  Art Ames

Be It Remembered 

That this is the last Will and Testament of me William Quick of Hemyock in the county of Devon Yeoman made in the words manner and form following that is to say

First I give and bequeath unto my wife Grace Quick all that the law will allow her by virtue of the Settlement hereunto by us made to her or to any other person or persons in trust for her. 

Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elisabeth Quick and her assignees one clear annuity or clear yearly Rent Charge of six Pounds and ten shillings to be issuing and payable out of my messuage and tenement called Burrows situate lying and being at Hole within the manor of Newcott in the parish of Clayhidon in the said county of Devon and now in the possession of Edmund Valentine as tenant to me unto her or them surviving the natural life of my said sister Elizabeth Quick by four even and equal portions and quarterly payments in each and every year (that is to say Lady day, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas the first payment thereof to begin and to be made unto her or them on such of the said quarter days as shall first happen next after my decease and the decease of my said wife Grace Quick. 

And my will is that if this said annuity or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid for the space of ten days next after any or either of the said quarter days whereon the same ought to be paid that it shall and may be lawful for my said sister Elizabeth Quick or her assignees to enter into and upon the said premises and the Goods and Chattels there found to take have receive carry away impound and sell as well for the satisfying the same and the arrears thereof as the cost of such distress and sale and if no goods or chattels can or may be found on the said premises whereby to levy the same it shall and may be lawful for my said sister and her assignees into and upon the said premises to enter and the Rents Issues and profits thereof to have receive and take to her and their use until the said annuity and all arrears thereof and the costs of such entry shall be fully paid off satisfied and discharged. 

And lastly all the rest residue and remainder of my lands tenements heredits goods and chattels whatsoever or wheresoever my funeral expenses and legacies being first thereout paid satisfied and retained I give devise and bequeath unto my brother Mark Quick, his heirs executors administrators and assignees and I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said brother Mark Quick whole and sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament. 

In witness thereof I have to this my Will set my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven – William Quick 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Quick the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of us all William Baker, Daniel Pring, James Bowerman


This Will was proved at London the twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine before the Right Worshipful Sir William Wyatt Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commisionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mark Quick the brother of the deceased and sole executor named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer