Will of Susanna Webber, Widow of Topsham

Proved 21 July 1823

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1673/304, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

I Susanna Webber of Topsham in the County of Devon being of sound mind and memory do hereby make my last Will and testament for the disposal of all my Worldly Estate and Effects as hereinafter mentioned that is to say I give and bequeath unto my Niece Ann Sanders Spinster late of Sidmouth in the County of Devon the Sum of ffifty Pounds with my Picture Working Table Sofa Chairs in both Parlours with the five small drawings views in Devonshire two Table Urns and all the Shells and ffruit on the Mantle Piece with one of my writing Books and all the ffurniture in the White Room with the Window Curtains in both Parlours To my Niece Maria Bull now of the City of Exeter the Sum of One hundred Pounds for her Sole use her Brother Charles in trust for her likewise one of my writing Books to my Niece Elizabeth Sherwill Spinster of Topsham the Sum of Nineteen Pounds Nineteen Shillings and one of my writing Books to my Sister Mrs Sherwill the Sum of ten Pounds to my Sister Mrs Robins the Sum of ten Pounds to my Niece Mary ff Suter the Sum of ten Pounds to my Nephew Charles Baker now residing at Tottness the Sum of Nineteen Pounds Nineteen Shillings and four drawings the Sun setting the Shipwreck the view of the Tivoli near Rome and a view of the inside of the Ampitheatre of Vespasian at Rome to my Nephew Robert ffolliot the drawing of Palemon and Arcite with Sterns La ffleur and the Graces to my Niece Mary Hoskins seven China Jars and two small drawings over the Chimney Piece to my old Servant Hannah Rew I would give Ten pounds a Year for her life with the Bed & Bedding Chairs Table & Glass in her Room and every thing from the Kitchen which she may find useful to Sarah Ireland now living with my Sister Sherwill I give ten Pounds to my Niece Mrs Wm Sherwill I give the Sum of Nineteen Pounds Nineteen Shillings with one of my writing Books to my Nephew William Sherwill late of the City of London now residing at Gibraltar I give and bequeath Mr Webber's Picture with four drawings the B-Smith's Shop the Iron fforge the death of General Wolfe the Battle at La Houge Also the House in Lime Street that I now reside in with all my Property in the ffunds West of England ffire Office and everything else that is not herein disposed of and I appoint him my sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal in Topsham aforesaid this twenty fifth day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two Susanna Webber

(Attestation Clause)

Elizth Follett _ M M Eustace _ John Follett

My dear Ann As my Cloaths are not worth mentioning in my Will I would beg you to consult with Mrs or Miss Sherwill in the disposal of them to those to whom they may be most useful some to Jenny Steely with a Suit of Mourning if you like any Gown or Shawl or any other trifle I would wish you to have it likewise Miss Sherwill I leave all to your discretion as I am sure you will act right to the best of our Judgement and that my Executors will make no objection Susanna Webber Topsham September 25 1822

21 July 1823 Administration (with Will and Codicil annexed) to Elizabeth Sherwill Spinster the lawful Attorney of William Sherwill now residing at Gibraltar

11 February 1824 Probate to William Sherwill the Grant of Administration having expired by reason of the said William Sherwill having become resident in England