Will of Susannah Yeo, Widow of Ilfracombe

Proved 30 October 1816

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PROB 11/1585/204, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Susannah Yeo of the Parish of Ilfracombe in the County of Devon Widow considering the uncertainty of human life and being at this time of sound & disposing mind but indifferent in bodily health do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner & form following I desire my remains may be interred in a plain decent manner in such place as my Executrix hereafter named may determine upon and my soul I commend to that gracious being who gave it me hoping for pardon of my sins & offence thro' the intercession of my blessed redeemer And as to my worldly substance I give and bequeath the same of whatsoever nature or wheresoever situated unto my beloved daughter Susannah Edwards of Ilfracombe aforesaid Wife of John Edwards House Carpenter as the only return I can make her for her time and affectionate attention which she has shown me for many years past having resided with her without having been able to make her a proper compensation for my maintenance and as I have within a few days of the date hereof heard of the decease of my late Brother Philip Coates of Trinity Bay in the Island of Newfoundland and being informed that he has left me a legacy of Two hundred pounds Capital stock in the navy five per cents I mean that the said legacy or the produce of it in whatever form the same may come shall be included in what I have above stated to be left to my said Daughter Susannah Edwards & become her property & I do hereby constitute & appoint the said Susannah Edwards whole & sole Executrix to this my will revoking hereby all former wills by me made dated Ilfracombe this twenty fourth day of January 1811 Susannah Yeo

(Attestation Clause)

Samuel May Surgeon Ilfracombe _ George Henry May

Proved at London 30 October 1816