Estate Duty Office Will of Henry Weeks of Iddesleigh (1851)
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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/W/450
Transcribed by Roy E. Drew
In the name of God Amen I Henry Weeks of the Parish of Iddesleigh in the County of Devon being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding thanks be given to Almighty God therefore calling to mind in the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die to make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament
First I give recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave at me and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereunder named and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with
I give and dispose the same in manner following that is to say I give unto William Weeks my son three shillings after my death and also I give unto Henry Weeks my son three shillings after my decease.
Also I give unto Jane Weeks my wife from East Park annuity of eleven pounds thirteen shillings and four pence a year and two pounds out of White Moor Robert Helleys during her life.
Also I give unto Jane Weeks my daughter two pounds a year out off White Moor and also three pounds out of Coombe which makes five pounds of my annuity.
Also I give to Wilmot Weeks my daughter five pounds a year yearly out of Coombe reserved by me out of Coombe estate.
Also I give unto Mary Heal my daughter that plot of ground that her hath in White Moor Estate and also after the death of my wife I give all East Parks annuity and the two pounds a year out of Robert Helleys to Jane Weeks my daughter during my right in it.
Also I give unto Mary Heal my daughter the other two pounds out of Robert Helleys rent in White Moor and one pound out of Coombe annuity during my right.
Also I give unto Wilmot Weeks my daughter seven pounds a year out of Coombe annuity reserved by me during the right to be paid all quarterly according to mysignment.
Also I give unto Jane Weeks my daughter my silver cup and best bed.
Also I give unto Wilmot Weeks my daughter my clock and case.
Also I give unto Jane Weeks my wife one bed and bedding.
Also I give unto Jane and Wilmot Weeks my daughters all my corn and potatoes and all the remainders of my property and also the death club money that shall be due at my decease they paying my debts and funeral expenses.
Also if Mary Heal my daughter should die before her husband I give one pound a year off from Mary Heal my daughters money to John Heal her son.
Also I give unto Henry Heal my Grandson one pound of that money and the plot of ground in White Moor.
Also I give unto William Heal my Grandson one pound out of White Moor yearly during the right.
Also I give unto Caleb Heal my son in law all my clothes after my decease all that Policy of Insurance in the West of England Insurance Office for thirty pounds on my life bearing the date the sixth day of December 1837 and numbered 12267.
Also I give unto Jane Weeks my wife five pounds of the Insurance money and lastly I give until Jane Weeks and Wilmot Weeks my daughters all the rest and remainder of my effects that shall be due to me at my decease the paying of my debts and funeral expenses and legacies whom I hereby appoint sole executrixes of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of July one thousand thirty nine Henry Weeks (seal)
Signed sealed and declared by the above named Henry Weeks to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of the Testator:
Phillip Friend, Edmund Heard and John Hancock
Proved 23rd December 1851 in the principle Registry of the Lord Bishop of Exeter by the oath of Jane Hannaford (wife of George Hannaford) one of the 2 executrixes to whom probate was granted
Testator died 8th August 1851
Effects sworn under 200 pounds
Signed by Ralph Barnes, Deputy Registrar