Will of Mary Blake, Spinster of North Molton

Proved 22 May 1826

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PROB 11/1712/313, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 In the name of God Amen I  
2 Mary Blake of North Moulton in the County of Devon Spinster being of sound
3 mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and
4 Testament in manner and form following to wit First of all I will and direct that
5 all my just debts and funeral expences be first paid and discharged and from and
6 after the payment thereof I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Williams
7 the sum of ten pounds and unto my grandson William Blake son of my son John
8 Blake I bequeath the sum of ten pounds and five pounds each I bequeath to Elizabeth
9 John Jane and Mary Blake children of my son John Blake I also give and bequeath
10 unto William son of my daughter Sarah Bauden the sum of ten pounds and
11 five pounds each unto Eleanor Hugh Harriet and Grace Bauden children of my
12 daughter Sarah Bauden and I will and direct that the whole of my several
13 grandchildren's legacies to be placed in the Savings Bank and the whole of the
14 interest arising from their several sums be for the benefit of the children in
15 equal proportions according to their sums Till they arrive at the age of eighteen
16 years after which time they shall be at liberty to make such use of it as they
17 shall deem most necessary And all the rest residue and remainder of my property
18 and effects whatever both real and personal which I now and or shall or
19 may at the time of my death or whatever property that may come to me or
20 in consequence of me after my death I give and bequeath the same unto my
21 son and daughter viz John Blake and Sarah Bauden whom I do hereby make
22 ordain constitute and appoint my whole and sole Executor and Executrix
23 of this my last will and Testament and lastly I do hereby revoke all former and
24 other wills and wills by me heretofore made and declare this only to be my last
25 Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
26 the eleventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five
27 Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Blake the Testator as and
28 for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed
29 our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of each other The mark of
30 Mary Blake the Testator Witnesses hereunto John Westcott Nicholas Lock
31 Proved at London 22nd May 1826 before the Judge by the oaths of John Blake
32 the son and Sarah Bawden (in the will written Bauden) wife of Hugh Bawden
33 the daughter the Exors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Comm duly
34 to administer

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