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Will of Mary Westaway
wife of John Westaway dated 29 April 1783

This information was submited by Sheila Yeo.

In the name of God Amen I Mary Westaway of the parish of Sampford Courtenay in the County of Devon widow and relict of the late John Westaway do constitute this to be my last will and testament.

I give and bequeath unto John Westaway at Reddaway my nephew the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid him half a year after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto Simon Westaway at Belstone my nephew the sum of one hundred pounds whereof he owes me forty pounds So my executor is to pay him but sixty pounds unless he pays me the forty pounds he owes me before I die.

Also I give and bequeath to Sarah Ellis my cousin the sum of five guineas to be paid her a half year after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto George Ellis son of Sarah the sum of three guineas.

I give to George Lacey at Hill, my nephew the sum of two guineas.

I give and bequeath unto John Sacoyat Langabeer my nephew two guineas.

I give and bequeath to Mary Howard wife of Walter Howard my niece two guineas.

I give and bequeath unto my cousin John Westaway`s eight children two guineas a piece.

I give and bequeath to my cousin Simon Westaway`s five children two guineas each.

I give and bequeath unto my cousin William Westaway`s children two guineas a piece.

I give and bequeath to Elisabeth Hill that now lives with me brothers and sisters a half guinea a piece.

I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway, widow relict of the late William Westaway the sum of five shillings.

I give and bequeath unto each one of Mary Westaway`s children two guineas a piece.

I give and bequeath unto Jane Westaway daughter of the said Mary Westaway my flowered silk gown to be delivered to her without being damaged.

I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway daughter of Simon Westaway my cousin my blue silk dress to be delivered without damage.

Also it is my will that the money each of my nephews John and Simon Westaway do owe me should be paid or deducted from the amount left to them.

Also lastly I bequeath and devise unto William Westaway at Coscombe, my nephew all the rest residue and remainder of my goods and chattels. I do nominate said William to be my sole executor.

Witnessed William Langmead and Elizabeth Coombe widow.

 

Codicil

29.09.1790

I give and bequeath unto John Brock who married Mary Hill my cousin one shilling and further that if William Westaway of Coscombe whould happen to die before me then it is my will that John Westawy at Redaway shall be my executor.

This is the will of John.

Will of John Westaway of Reddaway in the Parish of Sampford Courtenay dated 12 day of January 1782.

I leave all to my wife Mary for and during the term of her natural life.

messuage and tenement called Broomball situated in Bridestow

Messuage and tenement called Coombe in Samford Courtenay

Messuage and tenement known by Southay in Samford Courtenay

After her death

I give and bequeath unto William Westaway the son of my brother Henry Westaway - Southay

I give and bequeath unto John Westaway the son of my brother Henry Westaway-Southay, Broomball

I give and bequeath unto Simon Westaway son of my brother Henry Westaway -Southay

I give and bequeath unto Jane Westaway, Dorothy Westaway, Elizabeth Westaway, Joan Westaway and Alice Westaway daughters of my brother William five pounds and twelve shillings each to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Broomball by my nephew John.

I give and bequeath unto Sarah Ellis daughter of my brother Henry Westaway an annuity of thirty shillings yearly to be paid out of the prifits of Broomball.

I give and bequeath unto the said John Westaway, son of my brother Henry all that messuage and tenement known by the name of Coombe in the parish of Samford Courtenay immediately after the death of my wife Mary.

I give and bequeath unto Henry Westaway son of my nephew Simon Westaway an annuity of four pounds yearly to be paid him out of the profits of Coombe Head

I give and bequeath to Mary Westaway and Dorothy Westaway daughters of my nephew Simon Westaway an annuity out of the profits of Coombe Head

It is my will that John Westaway shall be trustee for the said Henry Westaway, Mary Westaway and Dorothy Westaway until they attain their respective years of twenty one. I order and direct that the said John Westaway shall from time to time expend and lay out such parts of the said annuities for their education and maintenance as he shall think proper.

I give and devise unto William Westaway son of my brother Henry Westaway the messuage and tenement called Higher Coscombe and the moeity of the messuage and tenement called Lower Coscombe lying in the parish of Samford Courtenay. It is my will that the said William Westaway and John Westaway the present tenants shall have and hold the said premises during the natural life of my wife Mary at the same rent as they now pay her. It is my will that the said John Westaway the present tenant shall hold that part of the said premises two years after the death of my wife. He paying onto the said William Westaway the same rent he now pays.

I give and bequeath unto John Westaway son of my nephew Simon Westaway one clear annuity of five pounds to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Higher Corscombe during the term of his natural life and it is my will that William Westaway shall be a trustee for John until he reaches the age of 21 years.

I give and bequeath unto Sarah Ellis my niece one clear annuity of three pounds yearly to be paid out of the profits of Higher and Lower Coscombe for her natural life.

I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway the widow of my brother William Westaway, five shillings.

I give and bequeath unto John Westaway the son of my brother Henry Westaway the messuage or farm called Wickington and the messuage or cottage called Tawsmoor in the parish of South Tawton ,immediately after my wife`s death for himself and his heirs for ever.

I give and bequeath unto Jane Westaway, Dorothy Westaway, Elizabeth Westaway, Joan Westaway and Alice Westaway daughters of my brother William Westaway one clear annuity to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Wickington for their natural lives.

I give and bequeath unto George Ellis the son of the said Sarah Ellis one clear annuity of three pounds yearly out of the profits of Wickington and Taw for his natural life.

It is my will is that each of them, Jane, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Joan and Alice Westaway and George Ellis shall bear pay and discharge of this annuity and that John Westaway shall be discharged of all expenses.

I give to my sister Elizabeth Lacy five pounds to be paid her a year after my death.

I give and bequeath unto my nephew George Lacy thirty five pounds to be paid him one year after my death.

I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Lacy twenty five pounds.

I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Howard twenty pounds to be paid her a year after my death.

I will and bequeath unto my niece Jane Newcombe twenty pounds.

I give and bequeath unto William Westaway of Pristacott one guinea.

I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Bridestow, the parish of Samford Courtenay and the parish of South Tawton. I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Belstone 10 shillings.

Signed John Westaway

Witnesses

David Vallance
William Dennaford
M. Brock

 

Codicil

Whereas in my will I have given and bequeathed unto John Westaway the son of my nephew Simon Westaway one clear annuity of five pounds out of Higher and Lower Coscombe, I do hereby revoke and make void the said annuity of five pounds and I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said John Westaway the son of my nephew Simon one clear annuity of four pounds yearly to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Higher and Lower Coscombe. The first quarter to be paid after the death of my wife Mary and Simon Ellis and it is my will that my nephew William Westaway shall be trustee for the said John Westaway until he shall attain the age of twenty one years. I order and direct that William Westaway from time to time expend and lay out such annuity for his education and maintenance.

Whereas in my said will I have given and bequeathed unto my niece Sarah Ellis one clear annuity of three pounds to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Lower and Higher Coscombe for her natural life I do now ratify and confirm this.

I give and bequeath unto Anne Hill, Mary Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Matthew Hill, Richard Hill, John Hill and George Hill sons and daughters of Richard Hill of Coleridge ten shillings.

I hereby declare order and appoint give and devise and bequeath all and every such goods, chattles and effects whatsoever if my wife dies intestate to my two nephews John Westaway and William Westaway sons of my brother Henry Westaway to be equally divided between them share and share alike, to hold the same unto my said two nephews John and William Westaway, their heirs and assigns forever

dated 20th day of October, 1783

witnessed

John Babbedge
Willmot Staffick
M. Brock


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