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Will of William Palmer, Gentleman of Kingsteignton

Proved 4 November 1714

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/543/31, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I William Palmer of Kingsteington in the County of Devon Gentleman being Sick and Weak in Body but of a sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding Thanks be to Almighty God for it and considering the Uncertainty of this Life and with an Intire Resignation to Divine Providence as to the Determination of it do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following first and Principally I most earnestly recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my Body to decent Christian Burial humbly hoping thro' the Merits and Intercession of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for Joyful Resurrection unto Life Eternal and as for and concerning my Worldly Affairs I give and dispose thereof as follows all my Goods Chattels Rights Credits Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give unto my Brother Langford Palmer of Chudleigh in the said County Gentleman and to my friend Philip Matthew of Kingsteignton aforesaid Gent. And I do hereby declare the said Langford Palmer and Philip Matthew Executors of this my Will upon such Trust to and for such Uses and Purposes as are expressed and declared of and concerning the same in and by one Indenture Tripartite executed by me and bearing even date herewith desiring them to Inter me in a Private manner at their discretion by my Children in Kingsteignton Church Yard and Lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and Publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said William Palmer have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Twenty fourth day of June in the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of King George the Second and in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and ffifty one William Palmer

(Attestation Clause)

Robert Bearne _ James Sheppard Junr

2 July 1752 Administration with the Will annexed to William Risdon Principal Creditor the Executors and Residuary Legatee having renounced

7 April 1755 further Grant to James Sheppard a further Creditor