Estate Duty Office Will of of John Bath, Devon (1812)

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/B 458

Transcribed by Melba Jarvis Miller

For the Stamp Office Copy of the Will of John Bath late of Plymouth Dock, Devon

Hair D[....]

Executrix Elizabeth Bath of the same [.....]

Proved in the Principal Registry of the Lone Bishop of Exeter the 31st August 1812

Effects sworn under £100

Harrington [.......]

In the Name of God Amen I John Bath of Plymouth Dock in the County of Devon Hair [.......] being sick and weak but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same yet knowing uncertainty of this transitory life do for avoiding controversies after my decease make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following (that so to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and as to for and concerning all my worldly Estate and Effects which I am now possessed of I give and dispose of thereof as follows (after payment of my just Debts and Funeral and Testamentary Charges and Expenses) (that is to say) all and singular my Lands Tenements Goods Chattels money Securities for Money Book Debts personal and testamentary Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same may be at the time of my Decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto my dear wife Elizabeth Bath To Hold the same unto her the said Elizabeth Bath her Executors Administrators and assigns from immorality after my Decease to and for her own sole use and benefit and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Elizabeth Bath sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all former and other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my only true last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this eighth day of November One thousand eight hundred and eleven

John Bath Seal

Signed sealed published and declared by [..............] Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the Presence of us and in his presence and in the presence [......] [....] other have subscribed our names [........] herewith

Laurrial Davis Henry Martin

This is a true Copy of the original will having been carefully examined therewith this 28th day of September 1812 by us

Wm Davey of Exeter, Notary Public

Robt Laskey of the same Scriveners