Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Hannah Belchier Downing, Widow, of Yealmpton (1811)

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Hannah Belchier Downing, Widow, of Yealmpton

Proved 20 May 1811

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1522/47, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

I Hannah Belchier Downing of Yealhampton in the County of Devon Widow do make this my last Will and Testament ffirst I give to my Brothers Abel Mackrill & James Mackrill one hundred pounds Sterling Also I give to my Niece ffrances Mary Roe fifty Pounds Sterling my Clock Secretary & Silver Bowl Also I give to my Nephew Henry Richard Roe fifty Pounds Sterling & my Time Piece Also I give to my Niece Mary Mackrill Daughter of my Brother John James Mackrill the Hundred Pounds Sterling which my late ffather gave me o his last Will which still remains in my said Brother's the Executor's Hand to be Paid to her by him when she shall attain the Age of twenty one Years with Interest for the same at four Per Cent per Annum till that time Also I give to Dorothy Sally Bunce Ten Pounds Sterling Also I give to Jenny Luke five Pounds Sterling And my three common Walnut Chairs & my little Breakfast Table Also I give to William Chrispin ten Shillings & Sixpence Also I give Henry Roe's five Apprentice Boys five Shillings each Also I give to his Apprentice Sarah Charlick half a Guinea Also I give to his four Maids a Guinea Also I give to Thomas Holberton my reflecting Glass & to Elizabeth Holberton his Wife my Organ and to Thomas Holberton his Son my Ship Picture & two other small Pictures as he shall choose & to Ann Holberton & Mary Hensleigh my two Ostrich Eggs one to each & to Silphin Mallock my two China ffruit Dishes with Doves on them & to Caroline Holberton my work Book and to Bridget Prideaux Roe my Tea Milk Cup Ladle & Glass & to Mary Roe my India ffan And to my God daughter Mary Luscombe five Pounds Sterling & to my Sister ffrancis Portatis Roe such of my Wearing Apparel as she shall choose & the rest except as aforesaid I give to the said ffrancis Portatis Roe Mary Mackrill & Dorothy Sally Bunce share & share alike & to John ffox five Pounds Sterling All the rest & residue of my Goods & Chattles I give to my said Sister ffrancis Portatis Roe free & clear of & from any Controul of her Husband And to be disposed of in what manner she shall think Proper notwithstanding her Coverture And I do make her whole & sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament she paying my just Debts ffuneral Charges and Legacies aforesaid at the end of Six Months next after my Decease except the Legacy given to Mary Mackrill aforesaid & I do hereby revoke & make void all former Wills & Testaments by me made In Witness whereof I to this my last Will & Testament I have set my Hand & Seal the thirty first Day of January One thousand eight hundred & eleven _ Hannah Belchier Downing
(Attestation Clause)
Jane Shillabeer _ Wm Anthony Surgeon
Proved at London 20 May 1811