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Estate Duty Office Will of Joseph Cranch of Totnes, dated 1814, proved 1815

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office 1078/IRW/C/1343

Transcribed by Kathryn Barnett

[Note by K. Barnett - there is no punctuation in the original document. Where a word is difficult to read, I have placed my best guess in square brackets, thus [ ]. Where a letter or letters within a word cannot be deciphered, I have placed a dash, thus - .]

The last Will and Testament of me Joseph Cranch of Totnes in the County of Devon Sadler made and published this Eleventh day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen First I will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses be fully paid and discharged by my Executrix hereinafter named Also I give devise and bequeath unto my dear Wife Margaret Cranch All that Messuage Tenement or Dwelling House with the appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining and situate lying and being in the Town of Totnes aforesaid and now in my own possession To Hold the same unto and to the use of my said Wife Margaret Cranch her Heirs and Assigns forever But if my said Wife should not be living at the time of my decease Then I give devise and bequeath All that the said Messuage Tenement or Dwelling House with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining unto my Daughter Mary Cranch To Hold the same unto and to the use of my said Daughter Mary Cranch her Heirs and Assigns forever All the rest and residue and remainder of my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever and all the Rest and Residue and Remainder of any Goods Chattels Stock in Trade Monies securities for Money Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my dear Wife the said Margaret Cranch To Hold the same unto and to the use of my said Wife Margaret Cranch her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever And I constitute and appoint my said Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking and making void any Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and Year above written.1814

*.....Sealed published and declared by the
....-ch (the Testator) as and for his last Will
....the presence of us who at his request in
.....in the presence of each other have subscribed
....witness thereto
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Joseph Cranch [& seal]

Thos Daw Jnr
Jeffery Jordain
Hannah Jordain

    The above contains a true Copy of the
    Original Will of Joseph Cranch late of
    Totnes deceased the same having been
    carefully examined therein by us

    Francis Henry [Friend ?]
    Nicholas Gidley
 
 
 
 

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Clerks to Walter Prideaux Deputy Registrar of
the Archdeacons Court of Totnes
* Note: The left hand portion of this declaration is missing from the photocopy