Estate Duty Office Will of Dorothy Windeatt (1841)

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/W/1055

Transcribed by Pam Jackson, provided by Sandra Windeatt

[This transcription has been typed from a photocopy of an Estate Duty copy of the original Will, obtained from the Devon Record Office, and is a copy of that in my Windeatts on the Web pages, where much more information is available. The surnames have been changed to uppercase to aid family historians.]

This is the last Will and Testament of me Dorothy WINDEATT of Modbury in the County of Devon Widow I give and bequeath unto my Daughter and only surviving issue Elizabeth GRILLS the wife of Francis GRILLS all my property estate and Effects whatsoever to and for her own sole and separate use benefit and disposal exclusive of her said Husband and I constitute and appoint her the said Elizabeth GRILLS sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking every former Will Codicil and Testamentary disposition which I may have heretofore made and declaring this to be my only susbsisting and last Will and Testament And I hereby will and declare that the said Elizabeth GRILLS shall have full power to act in the Executorship of this my Will alone and without the concurrence of the said Francis GRILLS in any respect or for any purpose whatsoever and that the receipt and receipts of the said Elizabeth GRILLS for all money and property belonging to my Estate and her signing or signing sealing and delivery of every or any Deed or Instructions in writing whatsoever which may be required for the surrender transfer or reconveyance of any mortgage Security vested in me or any Trustee for me or for any other purpose whatsoever in any manner relating to the Executorship of this my Will or the property passing thereby shall be valid and effectual notwithstanding her Coverture and that she may nominate and appoint either by writing or without any person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees to hold my said property or any part thereof or for the purpose of investment in the name or names of such Trustee or Trustees on her behalf and from time to time to substitute or add any other person or persons for the same purposes at her free will and discretion and her Receipts to such Trustee or Trustees shall be sufficient and he or they shall be fully indemnified for his or their acting in such Trust and for whatever he or they shall do by her discretion and reimbursed all disbursements and Expences in the same manner as if he or they had been hereby nominated and the same provisions were expressly made referable to him or them particularly or individually by this my Will and I will and direct that my said Daughter shall have full power to expend alienate and dispose of my said property or any part thereof in her life time in any manner or by her last Will and Testament at or after her decease which shall be valid notwithstanding her coverture In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty

Witnesses John W. LAKEMAN, John ANDREWS

Proved 3.4.1841 by Elizabeth GRILLS

[NOTE - the left hand side of the signature section at the end of the Will is missing.]