Will of John Roskilly, Gentleman of Tavistock

Proved 4 May 1820

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1630/75, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Roskilly of Tavistock in the County of Devon Gentleman made the Twenty fourth Day of March One thousand Eight hundred and Nineteen ffirst I recommend my Soul unto Almighty God who gave it me and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor and Executrixes hereinafter named Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Roskilly all my Lands Tenements and Heredits with their Appurts situate lying and being in the Parish of Petertavy in the County of Devon To hold unto the said Thomas Roskilly his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my Son John Roskilly all my Cloaths and Wearing Apparel both Linen and Woollen and I do hereby exonerate and discharge him the said John Roskilly from the payment of all Debts Dues and Demands which he shall owe me at the time of my death Also I give aqnd bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Blanchard (Wife of James Blanchard) ffrances Doidge (Wife of John Doidge) Sarah Willcocks (Wife of William Willcocks) Jane Willcocks (Wife of John Willcocks) and Elizabeth Willcocks (Wife of Walter Willcocks) the Sum of five pounds each to be paid them respectively within three Months next after my death also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Rundle (Wife of Henry Rundle) my Gold Watch and Seal Also I give and bequeath unto Maurice Doidge Gentleman of Coombe Gentleman William Tooker of Lamerton Gentleman and ffrances Crossing of Wife of James Crossing One Guinea each to be paid to them respectively within one Month next after my death And all the rest residue and remainder of my Monies and Securities for Money Goods Chattels and Effects whatsoever Personal and Testamentary not before disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Son Thomas Roskilly and unto my said Daughters Mary Blanchard ffrances Doidge Sarah Willcocks Jane Willcocks Elizabeth Willcocks and Ann Rundle but subject to the Payment of my just Debts and ffuneral Expences and make constitute and appoint them joint Executors and Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament And my Will further is that in the case of the death of any or either of my said Children in my life time the bequest to him her or them so dying shall not become lapsed but shall go to and be divided amongst their Children taking or receiving their ffather's or Mother's part equally between them In Witness whereof I the said John Roskilly the Testator have to this my said last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the day and Year first above written John Roskilly

(Attestation Clause)

G Cudlipp _ G Cudlipp Junr. _ Mary Legg