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Will of William Challice, Farthing Park, Morchard Bishop (1863)

© Crown Copyright

Her Majesty's Court Services, York Probate Sub Registry

Transcribed by Paul Challice

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Challice of Farthing Park in the parish of Morchard Bishop in the County of Devon Yeoman. I bequeath unto my niece Louisa Batting and to my niece Sarah Rew the sum of Twenty five pounds each and I direct that the same be paid by my executor hereinafter named within twelve calendar months after my decease. I bequeath to my servant Mary Jane Drake if she shall be in my service at my death an annuity of Five pounds and four shillings during her life & my interest in Knightson shall so long continue and I direct that the same shall be paid to her weekly by my nephew Robert Challice of Brampford Speke in the said County of Devon Yeoman the first payment of the said annuity to be made within one week after my decease And I charge that my Lands and Heredimtaments called Knightson in the parish of Morchard Bishop aforesaid to and with the payment thereof the said annuity to be enjoyed by the said Mary Jane Drake as her separate property free from the debts or control of any husband she may have And I declare that the receipt of the said Mary Jane Drake alone shall be sufficient discharge to my said nephew Robert Challice and exonerate my said Lands and Hereditaments from the sums expressed in such receipts. I devise and bequeath all my said Lands and Hereditaments called Knightson with their appurtenances unto my said nephew Robert Challice for all my Estate and Interest therein subject to the payment of the aforesaid annuity to the said Mary Jane Drake for her separate use for life determinable as aforesaid. I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever of or to which I shall be seized or entitled at the time of my decease subject to the payment of my debts and the legacies hereinbefore bequeath unto my nephew John Challice of Sandford in the said County of Devon Yeoman absolutely But as to estates vested in me Upon trust or by way of mortgage subject to the equities affecting the same respectively and I appoint my said nephew John Challice sole Executor of this my Will In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this tenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and sixty three.
Wm Challice Signed published and declared by the said testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses

John Pope. Solr Exeter         Charles Lacey

On the 30th day of November 1863 the Will of William Challice late of Farthing Park in the parish of Morchard Bishop in the County of Devon Yeoman deceased was proved by the Oath of John Challice, Yeoman, Nephew of the deceased the sole Executor he having been first sworn duly to administer. Effects under £800 Extracted by Cleave & Sparkes, Solrs Crediton I certify that the aforegoing is a correct copy of the original Will of William Challice deceased.

[Proved]

On the thirtieth day of November 1863 the Will of William Challice late of Farthing Park in the parish of Morchard Bishop in the County of Devon Yeoman deceased, who died on the fourteenth day of September 1863 at Morchard Bishop aforesaid was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty's Court of Probate at Exeter by the Oath of John Challice of Sandford in the County of Devon Yeoman Nephew of the deceased the sole Executor therein named he having first sworn duly to administer.

Effects under £800
Exacted by Cleave & Sparkes
Solicitors Crediton