Copy of the Will of Samuel Traies late of Topsham, Devon servant, Deceased

Executors: Daniel Bishop Davy of Topsham Esquire and William Traies of the City of Exeter, Artist

Proved in Principle- Registry of the Lord Bishop of Exeter September 22nd, 1841

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Devon Record Office - ref. 1078/IRW/T/553

Transcribed by Sandra Pidduck/a>

For the Stamp Office

Testator died September 17th, 1841
Effects Sworn under L300.

In the name of God Amen, I Samuel Traies of Topsham in the County of Devon now in the Service of Dan B. Davy Do make & publish this my last Will & Testament in Manner following. I appoint William Traies, Artist of the City of Exeter and Dan Bishop Davy, Merchant, of Topsham my Executors in Trust for the following purpose they are to sell all my effects of every description and place the amount at Interest with my other Money I die possessed of for the benefit of my only son Samuel Traies and on his making application to them for the same they are to pay the amount over to him for his sole use & benefit and his receipt for the same shall be to my Trustees a sufficient discharge but In case my said son Samuel Traies should at the time of my decease be gone abroad, he having enlisted as I have been informed in the British Army, or should he die abroad in such case I thereby authorize my said Trustees on their receiving authentic information of the decease of my said son to pay over all the property I die possessed of with all the Interest accumulated in equal ...... proportions to my following named relations- to Hannah Legg, Sarah Underhill, Ann Middlewick and the son of my late sister Mary -
I hereby Publish & declare this to be my last Will & Testament In Witness there of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of September 1841

Signed Sealed published & Declared by the said
amuel Traies the Testator and for this last Will and       Samuel Traies seal
Testament in the presence of us who present at the
same time and in his presence have hereunder
written our names as Witnesses
        Thomas Charles Tothill, Surgeon of Topham
        Richard Peake, Warehouse man to Cole, Davy & Co. Topsham

Ralph Barnes
No. 4 REG SS 1841
Fol 878