Will of John Carter, the Elder, of Tavistock

Proved 9 November 1836

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PROB 11/1868/433, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

­In the Name of God Amen the sixth day of April 1830 I John Carter the elder of the Town of Tavistock in the County of Devon being in perfect health and sound mind but calling unto remembrance the mortality of the body do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and secondly as touching my worldly estate I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form first I give and bequeath Unto Grace the daughter of my niece Mary Martin Widow the sum of fifty pounds and the like sum of fifty pounds to each of her two sisters Mary Martin and Susan Martin also I give and bequeath to Mary daughter of William and Mary Carter of Tavistock and to Amelia daughter of John and Sarah Carter of Wood..... in the said Parish of Tavistock the sum of fifty pounds to be paid within one year after my decease Lastly I give and bequeath unto Samuel the son of the aforesaid John and Sarah Carter all the rest residue and remainder of my property whom I likewise constitute make and appoint my sole Executor of this my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written John Carter Signed sealed and declared by the testator John Carter As his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers Thomas Lang ....in Gosling

Proved at London 9 November 1836