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Will of George Mortimer, Yeoman of Ide, Devon

Proved 6 November 1851

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/2142

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Volume number: 18 Quire numbers: 851-900

Transcribed by Dave Woolven, from a copy downloaded by Sue Cummings.


This is the last Will and Testament of me George Mortimer of Ide in the County of Deven [sic] yeoman. I give and devise to my son John Mortimer all that messuage farm and lands situate in the parishes of Holcombe Burnell and Dunsford in the County of Devon called or commonly known by the name of Storidge to hold the same unto my said son John Mortimer his heirs and assigns for ever. I also give to my said son John Mortimer the sum of three hundred pounds. I give to my son George Mortimer the sum of one hundred pounds. I give to my daughter Eliza the wife of Richard Lee the sum of one hundred pounds. I give to my daughter Harriet Northcott widow the sum of one hundred pounds. I give to my daughter Charlotte the wife of Thomas Lee the sum of one hundred pounds. I give to my grandson Richard Lee now living with me the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid by my executor when he attains the age of twenty-four years but without any interest in the meantime and if he die before attaining that age then the said legacy shall sink into my residuary estate. I give to Francis Lee the father of the said Richard Lee the sum of ten pounds. And I direct that all the said several legacies except the said legacy to Richard Lee shall be paid within twelve months from my decease. I give to each of my grandchildren George Mortimer Lee, Francis Lee. Thomas Lee and Charlotte Lee the children of my daughter Mary Ann Lee the sum of nineteen guineas to be paid to them when and as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and in case any or either of them shall die under the said age his or her legacy shall sink into my residuary estate. All my farm and lands called Ford and Wayhouse in Holcombe Burnell aforesaid and all the rest residue and remainder of my messuages lands hereditaments and real and personal estate of what nature and kind I give devise and bequeath unto my son Richard Mortimer his heirs executors administrators and assigns for his and their own benefit subject to the payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expences. I also give and devise to him all messuages and hereditaments and estates in mortgage to me or vested in me as trustee for any person whomsoever to hold the same to my said son Richard Mortimer and his heirs upon the trusts and for the purposes to which the same are respectively liable. And I hereby declare that the provision hereby made for my said children and that issue and what I have already during my life supplied to them shall be deemed and taken in full and in lieu of all and every claim and interest to which they might be respectively entitled under the Bond or Settlement made on my marriage with their mother my late wife. And lastly I appoint my said son the said Richard Mortimer sole executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty. George Mortimer.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said George Mortimer as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present together at the same time who in the presence of the said testator and of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses. William Simpson, T? (J?) E Drake?

Proved at London 6th November 1851 before the Judge by the oath of Richard Mortimer the son the sole executor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer