Estate Duty Office Will of Elizabeth Cranch (née Monro) of Kingsbridge (dated 1812)

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/C/1340

Transcribed by Kathryn Barnett

Elizabeth Cranch died 23 Sept 1816; the will was proved in the Archdeacon's Court of Totnes 21 Feb 1817.

[Note by K. Barnett - there is no punctuation in the original document. Where a word is difficult to read, I have placed my best guess in square brackets, thus [ ]. Where a letter or letters within a word cannot be deciphered, I have placed a dash, thus - . There is also extensive and consistent use of the ampersand [&] in the original which is duly copied here.]

The last Will & Testament of me Elizabeth Cranch of Kingsbridge in the County of Devon Widow who being of sound & perfect mind & memory do make & publish the same this Eleventh Day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & twelve in manner following (that is to say) First I will direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be fully paid & discharged Also I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Joanna (Wife of William Lavers of Kingsbridge aforesaid Shopkeeper) & unto my Grandson Charles Lavers (her Son) the sum of Five pounds each of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto each of them within six calendar months after my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named And all the Rest & Residue of my Money Securities for Money Goods Chattles real & personal Estate & Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Cranch & I do nominate constitute & appoint my said Daughter Elizabeth Cranch sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Will & Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have this my last Will & Testament set my Hand and Seal the day and year above written

Sealed published & declared
[-ix] as & for her last Will &
presence of us who at her request
have subscribed our Names
The Mark of
Elizabeth X Cranch

John Cranch
Jno. Square Jun.