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Will of Richard Ash Gohegan, Gentleman, of Plymouth

Proved 13 March 1854

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/2188/28, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Irene Marlborough

In the Name of God Amen

The sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty seven. I Richard Ash Gohegan now residing at Densham Terrace in the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon being advanced in years and knowing that it is appointed sure unto all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and bequeath of the same in the following manner and form all my goods and chattels together with money in the public funds houses mortgages money in the bank and all other Property of any kind whatsoever that I may die possessed of or may be due to me at the time of my death I leave to my dear wife she to receive the rents dividends interest and revenues of the same for her sole use and benefit and furthermore it is my will that at and after the decease of my said wife Mary Gohegan my property mentioned above be equally divided amongst the undermentioned persons or their representatives being my son and daughters viz Mary-Ann, Ann, Elizabeth-Maria, Eliza and Richard share and share alike and I likewise constitute and appoint my wife as executrix of this my last will and Testament and it is my will that at the decease of my said wife the following persons appoint as executors to carry out this said will and testament in the manner above mentioned viz my son Richard Gohegan and my two sons in law William Evans and Edward Billing in whitness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written - Richard Ash Gohegan - signed sealed and declared by the said Richard Ash Gohegan in the presence of us as his last will and Testament. Witness Richd Densham - Josias Coaker - Thomas Parrott

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Goods of Richard Ash Gohegan deceased
Appeared Personally Richard Densham of the borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon Gentleman and made oath that he is one the subscribed witnesses to the last will and Testament of Richard Ash Gohegan late of the City of Bristol Gentleman deceased bearing date the sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty seven and hereunto annexed and he further made oath that the said deceased executed the said will on the aforesaid day of the date thereof by signing his name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this deponent and also in the presence of Josias Coaker and Thomas Parrott the other subscribed witnesses to the said will all present at the same time whereupon he the deponent and the said Josias Coaker and Thomas Parrott then attested and subscribed the said will as now appears thereon in the presence of the said deceased and of each other

Richd Densham - On the sixth day of March 1854 the said Richard Densham was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit by virtue of the annexed Commission

Before me W J St Aubyn Rector of Stoke Damerel Devon Commissioner

Proved at London 13th March 1854 before the Judge by the oath of William Evans out of the surviving executors substituted in the will to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Edward Billing the other surviving executor substituted when he shall apply for the same. Mary Gohegan the wife of the deceased the executrix for life named in the said will died in the lifetime of the deceased