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Will of Margery Blake of Rattery

Proved 22 November 1838

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PROB 11/1902/280, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 The last Will and Testament  
2 of me Margery Blake now residing at Hatchland in the parish of Rattery in
3 the County of Devon being of a sound mind and Memory do this tenth day of June One
4 thousand Eight hundred and thirty seven and in the eighth year of the Reign of his
5 Majesty King William the fourth make this my Will as follows viz [a vi]t First I will and
6 direct that all my just debts and funeral Expences which is to be at Diptford be paid and
7 discharged by my Executors hereinafter named as well as the legacies herein
8 after named I give and bequeath to my
9 Sister Mary Earle ten pounds of lawful money I give and bequeath unto my brother
10 Ezekiel Blake of the parish of Plympton St Mary fifty pounds of lawful money I
11 give and bequeath unto the five children of the aforesaid Ezekiel Blake namely Elizabeth
12 Hilson James Blake Grace Sanders Peter Lethbridge Blake and Ezekiel Blake ten pounds
13 each of lawful Money I give and bequeath unto Grace Marks and Joseph the children
14 of David Freeman of the parish of Rattery fifty poun each of lawful money I give and
15 bequeath unto my Nephew William Earle Son of Joseph Earle of the parish of Rattery
16 ten pounds of lawful money I give and bequeath unto my brother in law Joseph Earle
o Of the parish of Rattery aforesaid One hundred pounds of lawful money Upon trust to
18 be applied to the use and disposal of his daughter Margery Westhorp now residing
19 at Sheerness in the County of Kent Free from the power control debts and encumbrances
20 of her husband or any other purpose whatever I give and bequeath unto my Niece
21 Ann Ball of the parish of Rattery aforesaid Thirty pounds of lawful money Free from
22 the power and control of her husband and her Receit alone to be a discharge for the
23 same I give and bequeath unto Margarett the daughter of the aforesaid Ann Ball
24 my six silver tea spoons All the aforesaid legacies heretofore given and bequeathed
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25 are to be paid by my Executors hereinafter named within one calendar months
26 after my decease I give and bequeath unto Rachel and Sarah Ann the daughters
27 of the aforesaid Joseph Earle All my household Furniture of every description
28 consisting of Bed Bedding chest drawers and Sundrys of other articles Silver Tea
29 spoons already bequeathed excepted I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Margery
30 Westhorp all my Wearing apparel of every description All the Rest and Residue
31 of my property of every description in the funds money securities for money Goods Chattels
32 not hereinbefore given or bequeathed I give to my two brothers in law Joseph Earle and
33 Daniel Freeman both of the parish of Rattery aforesaid with power to one for all debts Either
34 at Law or in Equity and I also Nominate and appoint the aforesaid Joseph Earle and
35 Daniel Freeman whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament
36 hereby revoking all other Will or Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have here set
37 my hand and seal the day and year above written Margery Blake
38 Signed Sealed published and declared by the testator as and for her last Will and
39 Testament in the presence of us who have hereinto subscribed our names as Witnesses
40 in her presence and in the presence of each other Jno Kingston Elizabeth
41 Kingston
42 Proved at London 22nd November 1838 before the Judge by the Oaths
43 of Joseph Earle and Daniel Freeman the Ex[ecut]ors to whom admon was granted
44 having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer

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