Will of Mary Norton, Widow of Milton Damerell

Proved 29 January 1779

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PROB 11/1049/315, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Mary Norton of Milton Damerell in the County of Devon Widow Do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following I commit my Soul unto the infinite Mercy of my blessed Redeemer and desire that my Body may be interred with all Possible Privicy Ten day Labourers shall carry me to my Grave who shall have half a Crown and a Pair of Gloves each I leave each of my Children five Guineas to be laid out in Mourning at the discretion of my Executors I bequeath unto my Son Edward the Income of two Leasehold Estates in the Parish of Holsworthy in the County of Devon till he is of Age one called Nase(?) with a Wind Mill upon it now let to John Shepherd for six pounds and six shillings a Year clear and the other called Drews in Chilsery (?) now occupied by John Stear for the Yearly Rent of ffive Pounds and after this or should he die before twenty one they shall be my Son Parkinson's I desire that George Bickford Esqr of Dunsland may have five Guineas as a small Token of my Gratitude to him for his abundant Kindness to me and my family I desire ..... Miss Ann Edger of Pilton to accept a Mahogany Chest of Drawers for a Memorial of that Esteem I bear her and as a trifling Acknowledgement of the many ffavours I and mine have received from herself and good Mother I give unto Mary Hollingsworth for her ffaithfulness to me ffour Pounds (besides six which I owe her) to buy Mourning I Appoint my two Sons Parkinson and William to be the sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament with full Power to collect what may be due to me at the time of my decease and make the best of my Effects to defray the Expences of my ffuneral and Pay my just Debts I declare this to be my last Will and Testament this eighteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight Mary Norton Signed in the Presence of Isaac Hobbs _ Jounna (?) Piper

Proved at London 29 January 1779