Will of Agnes Wakeham, Widow
Proved 24 January 1785
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PROB 11/1126/54, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Dated 8 Jan 1782, Proved 24 Jan 1785
Transcribed by Kathleen Noye
The last Will and Testament of me Agnes Wakeham of South Milton in the County of Devon Widow made this Eighth day of January One thousand seven hundred and Eighty two ffirst I will and direct that all my Just Debts and ffuneral Charges be paid and discharged whereas I have in some or one of the publick ffunds three hundred pounds Stock Now do give and dispose of the same in the ffollowing manner that is to say unto my Son James Wakeham Twenty pounds thereof unto his Son John Wakeham Twenty pounds thereof unto each of the other Eight Children of my said Son James Ten pounds (making together Eighty pounds) thereof unto my Son in Law John Steele ffive pounds thereof unto his Daughter Agness Wakeham Steele ffifty pounds thereof unto his Daughter Sarah Steele ffifty pounds thereof unto his Daughter Elizabeth (the now Wife of Joseph Moore for her Sole and separate use ) Ten pounds thereof unto his Daughter Mary ( the now Wife of Thomas Tucker for her Sole and separate use ) Ten pounds thereof and unto my Daughter Elizabeth the Wife of the said John Steele ffifty ffive pounds the remainder thereof and I do direct that the aforesaid Legacies shall be paid at the end of ffour years next after my decease in such proportions and with such abatements respectively as the said three Hundred pounds Stock may then sell for if under par with Interest for the same respectively in the mean time to be paid yearly or half yearly and received and proportionably according to the Interest or dividends the said three hundred pounds Stock may produce and my Will is that if the said three Hundred pounds Stock shall sell at the end of the said ffour Years above par no further Sum or increase shall be paid the Several Legatees those the Sums herebefore mentioned and my Will also is that the receipts of the aforesaid Elizabeth Moore and Mary Tucker shall be sufficient discharges for their aforesaid Legacies and for the Interest or dividends thereof in the mean time and as fully and effectually as if they were unmarried and all the rest and residue of my Goods, Chattels personal and Testamentary Estate whatsoever I do hereby give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Daughter the said Elizabeth Steele and do nominate and appoint the said Elizabeth Steele whole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills and Testaments by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year ffirst above written The Mark of X Agnes Wakeham L.S.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Agnes Wakeham the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us Rt Prideaux Hugh Wills
This Will was proved at London the twenty ffourth day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty ffive before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Elizabeth Steele Wife of John Steele the Daughter of the Deceased and Sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased who having been first sworn by Commissioner duly to Administer./. E.S.