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Will of Margaret Ewings, Spinster, of Honiton (1803)

Proved 26 April 1803

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1390/237, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

By the Permission of Almighty God I Margaret Ewings of Honiton in the county of Devon Spinster being of Sound Mind Memory and understanding but Considering the Uncertainty of this transitory life Do make Publish and declare this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my three nieces Lucy Ewings Elizabeth Ewings and Phoebe Ewing the three Daughters of my deceased Brother Christopher Ewings all my Cloaths and Wearing Apparel both Linen and Woollen and also all the Ornaments of my Person of every sort and kind whatsoever to be parted and divided equally between them and to be delivered to them by the Executor of this my Will so soon after my death as conveniently may be to and for their own use and benefit and it is my Will and I direct my said Executor to dispose to my said three Nieces an Indian Tea Chest a pair of high plated Candlesticks…… a Dozen Silver Tea Spoons a pair of Silver Tea Tongs and three worked Stools which were of my late deceased Sister Lucy Borlis(?)on my death and which my said Sister Verbally gave to them some or one of them after my death or such parts thereof as I shall not have delivered to them in my life time It is my Will and I particularly direct to be buried by my said Executor in the Parish Church of Honiton in the said County on the Cave under the Parsonage Pew there by the side of my late ffather and Brother in a Plain decent private manner and I also direct that all my Just Debts and ffuneral Expences shall be Paid and discharged by the Executor of this my Will and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath all my £3 Per Cent Consolidated Bank Stock or Annuities and also all my Bonds Mortgages and the Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises Comprised and Contained in Such Mortgages Promissory Notes and other securities for Money and … all other my Personal Estate Household and other Goods Chattels and Effects whatsoever or on whose hands Custody or Powers – soever unto my Nephew Christopher Holland the only surviving Child of my late deceased Sister Elizabeth Holland whom I also nominate and appoint the Executor of this my Will and to his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever In Witness whereof I the said Margaret Ewings have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this twenty third day of August in the thirty seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the ffaith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Margt Ewins

(Attestation Clause)

Margt Gidley _ Robt Gidley _ Robert Knight

Proved at London 26 April 1803