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Will of Samuel Record of Musbury (1834)

Proved 12 November 1834

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1839/69, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury,

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Record of the parish of Musbury Devon being of a sound disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for the same do in consideration of my mortality make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (Viz.) ffirst and principally I resign my soul to Almighty God its Creator and my body I desire may be decently interred in the family burying ground in Culliton Churchyard in the County of Devon at the discretion of my Executors In trust hereinafter named And as to all such Worldly goods as it has pleased God to bestow on me I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following I give unto my daughter Ann the Wife of George Conway the sum of one shilling I give unto my son Samuel Record the sum of one shilling I give unto my son William Record the sum of four pounds I give unto my son John Record the sum of two pounds I give unto my daughter Elizabeth the Wife of Thomas Conway the sum of four pounds I give unto my daughter ffrances the Wife of John Dunster the sum of five pounds I give unto my son Thomas Record the sum of thirty pounds I give unto my son Henry Record the sum of five pounds and the Residue and Remainder of my goods chattels and effects of what nature or sort soever wherever that shall at my decease belong unto me or entitled to me I give the same and every part of the same unto my two good friends and acquaintance Mr Edward Pratt of Causeway ffarm in the Parish of Broadwindsor and Mr Robert Pratt of Wood ffarm in the Parish of Crewkerne whom I hereby nominate and appoint my Executors in Trust but to and for the sole use and benefit of my five children Viz. William Record Elizabeth Conway ffrances Dunster Thomas Record and Henry Record to be parted share and share alike between them and if either should die leaving a child or children then the child or children of the deceased to receive the ffather or Mother's share divided equally between them Viz after all my just debts and funeral expences are paid if any property is remaining from the sale of such household goods as I may die possessed of which I desire may be sold as soon as is convenient after my decease preparatory to an equal distribution of the same as aforesaid together with any surplus that may remain after the legacies are paid to my children as before mentioned or their heirs and assigns And it is my Will Testament and desire that my Executors in trust do and shall pay and reimburse themselves all such necessary charges and expences as they shall sustain and be at in the execution of the Trusts hereby in them reposed to see my Will executed according to the intent and meaning of the same And I do hereby ratify and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine _ Samuel Record

(Attestation Clause)

R D Hockey _ Jno Pu....

This is a Codicil which I Samuel Record of the Parish of Musbury wish to add to my last Will as part thereof namely that I give unto my Servant Ann Bennett all my Potatoes also all the Cyder and meat that may be in the house at my decease and the box in which she keeps her cloathes In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this twenty eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine _ Samuel Record

(Attestation Clause)

H J Henley Robert Rockett

Febry 15th 1834

In addition to the above the said Samuel Record orders his Executors to pay the sum of two Guineas for half a years ... for the said Ann Bennett Witness: H J Henley

Febry 17th 1834 Mr Record desires me to witness his giving unto Ann Bennett all the Coals he has left three silver spoons his Watch and a Washing tub and desires that his furniture may remain in the house for her after his death Witness H J Henley

(Affidavit of due Execution as to the three Codicils sworn 27 October 1834 by Henry Henley of Musbury Chandler and John James of the same place Labourer)

Proved with three Codicils at London 12 November 1834