Estate Duty Office Will of Thomas Brown of Lifton, Devon (1829)

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/B/1650

Transcribed by Trevor Brown

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Brown of

    the parish of Lifton Devon Blacksmith. First I assign my soul to Almighty God

    my Creator I give to my son Thomas the smiths shop with every thing thereto

    belonging Also the house he now lives in and the two chambers over only his brother
    John to have room for a bed over the Coopers shop also one of the lower chamber Beds
    and all my Wearing Apparel my great coat excepted and half the Garden and
    Malt house. I give to my son Christopher the kitchen and the Chamber over with
the use of the Stairs and Wash house and dairy half the malt house and the Great
    Coat I give to my son ^ the Coopers shop the half great tester bed and beding and the
    small chamber in the malt house Also I give him ten pounds lawful money to be
    paid as the rest. I give to my son Richard a half tester green bed and bedding.
    I give to my sons Peter Brown, Henry Brown, Henry, Richard, Charles and

    Christopher Brown ten pounds to each lawful money to be paid within twelve

    months after my decease Also I give to my daughter Elizabeth Palmer ten pounds
    And to the children of my late son William ten pounds to be paid within twelve
    months after my decease to be divided equally. All the rest residue and

    remainder of my goods and chattels of what kind or wheresoever I give and

    bequeath to my daughter Thomasin Arscott Brown after paying any just debts or
    whatever expence may be And I do nominate and appoint my said daughter
    Thomasin Arscott Brown whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and

    Testament As Witness hereto I place my hand and seal this twenty third

    day of October One thousand eight hundred twenty and four

Signed sealed and delivered by the above testator    ) 
Thomas Brown who by his request and in his)    Thomas Brown (seal)
presents and in the presents of each other have) 
subscribed our names as witnesses thereto) 



                Gregory Gurney
Hannah Beard
This sheet contains a true Copy of the Original Will of
Thomas Brown late of Lifton Devon Blacksmith dec'ed the
same having been carefully examined therewith by us



Jno Wm Hodges) 
Nicholas Gidley)  Clks to Walter Prideaux Deputy Registrar of the
 )  Archdns Court of Totnes