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Will of Sarah Champernowne or Champernown, Widow of Plymouth (1717)

Proved 3 September 1717

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/559/281, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Farrant Quire Numbers: 143 - 196

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Champernowne of Plymouth in the County of Devon Widow being sick and weak of Body But of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory doe make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament That is to say ffirst and principally I recommend my soul to Almighty God trusting through his Infinite Mercy and the Allsufficient Merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to Inherite Eternall Life And my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Interred in Modbury Church And my Will is that my Executor herein after named doe lay out and bestow therein not above ffifty or Sixty Pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my Cousins Mary Oxenbury and Elizabeth Evely ffifty pounds apiece of lawfull money of Great Britaine Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter in Law Madam Mary Sawle Sixty Pounds of like lawfull money to be disposed of by her in such manner as she has promised me Item I give to my goddaughter Margaret Long my Pearle Cabinet and likewise my Satten Whittle and all such Plate as was my fathers and mothers Item I give to my said Cousins Oxenbury and Evely all such sheets napkins and Towells as was my fathers and mothers Item I give to my Sister in Law Madam Botheg my Riding Suite my Velvet Starke and a little China Bason with two other fine Earthen Basons and my Knifes and fforks which are made Use of in Comon about the House Item I give to my Cousin Nathaniel White’s Wife the Cabinett of my own making Item I give to my said Daughter in Law Madam Sawle my Wedding Gowne to cover an Easy Chair And alsoe one other my two Cabinets (not before given) which she pleases to take Item I give to Mr Boughton Minister of Charles Parish wherein I now live ffive pounds and to my Cousin Edward Deeble five pounds Item I give to the Poor of Modbury five pounds And to the Poor of Charles Parish aforesaid ffifty shillings both to be distributed amongst the sayd Poor when and in such manner as my Executor Shall think fitt Item I hereby request and desire my Executor to comply with pay and performe such other Legacys or Bequests as I shall direct leave with or mention to Mrs Rich either in Words or Writing Item all the rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattells moneys Rights Creditts and Estate whatsoever aswell Reall as Personall whereof I shall dye possessed interested in or Intitled unto I give Devise and bequeath unto my Son in Lawe Mr Henry Champernowne whom I make and constitute the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, Hereby revoking all former Wills or Testaments by me made or declared In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament sett my hand and Seale the Seventeenth day of July in the Third Year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord King George over Great Britain etc Annoq Domini 1717 Sarah Champernown

Proved at London 3 September 1717