Estate Duty Office Will of Thomas Winded (1818)

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Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/W/1065

Transcribed by Pam Jackson, provided by Sandra Windeatt

[This transcription has been typed from a photocopy of an Estate Duty copy of the original Will, obtained from the Devon Record Office, and is a copy of that in my Windeatts on the Web pages, where much more information is available. The surnames have been changed to uppercase to aid family historians.]

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Winded of Torquay in the parish of Tormohan in the County of Devon Yeoman Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessings to Almighty God for the same Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named nothing doubting but at the Year of Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form First I give to Susan BEDLAKE the daughter of Edward and Susanna BEDLAKE one Bureau Bed and Writing Bureau and Clock Six Silver Tea Spoons Sugar Tongs and Milk Cup Punch Ladle Ten Table Spoons all Silver marked S. B. one Mahogany Dining Table and Tea Table and Tea Chest one large Looking Glass and Swing Glass one Chest of Drawers and a large Chest And lastly as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Goods and Chattles of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath the same to the above Susanna BEDLAKE wife of Edward BEDLAKE Mariner whom I hereby appoint to be Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this fourth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve

Signed Sealed and published and declared by the above )
Thomas Winded to be his last Will and Testament in the )
. . . have hereunto subscribed our Names as )
       John BOYCE
       Sam CROCKWELL Junior

The above contains a true Copy of the Original Will of Thomas WINDED late of Torquay deceased the same having been carefully Examined therewith by us

     Francis Henry ? ) Clerks to Walter Prideaux Deputy Registrar
     Nicholas GIDLEY ) of the Archdeacons Court Totnes

[NOTE - the left hand side of the signature section at the end of the copy is missing.]