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Will of Elizabeth WINDEATT of Bridgetown  - 1836

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The Will of Elizabeth WINDEATT of Bridgetown Berry Pomeroy in the County of Devon
Made: June 5th 1834, Witnesses James Cowdan WALLACE, Richard John KING
Proved 20.10.1836 by Mary WINDEATT
SOURCE: Estate Duty copy of original.  Devon Record Office.

For a  list of other WINDGEAT (and variants) Wills please go to the WILLS page.


FAMILY

This family is a branch of the Totnes tree.  We know this from Aunt Amery's memoirs:

"Samuel WINDEATT, my grandfather's father, was the eldest of three brothers, the second went to Tavistock and settled and his descendants are still there, the youngest, who was by another wife, was the ancestor of John WINDEATT'S family of whom Mrs KING and her sisters are the descendants. "

Below is a speculative tree featuring Elizabeth, her siblings and possible parents, that I have created from the information in the Will and IGI data  Other relevant Wills are:


 
 ?John WINDEATT m ?Grace? - this is very speculative
  ____________|_______________________________________________________________
  |                   |               |               |              |        
 Elizabeth           John           Grace         Thomas	   Mary 
 ch 27.01.1760   ch 06.05.1761    ch 31.01.1762   ch 18.07.1765   ch 09.09.1766
 bd 13.09.1836   bd 31.01.1826	                              d.?1852
                 m. Elizabeth ?BROWNE d.1855
          ____________|_______________________________________________________________
         |            |               |              |              |                 |
        John      Mary Grace        Caroline   William Browne    Harriet          Elizabeth 
       1793-?     cd.1798-?         cd.1798-?    cd.1798         cd.1801          (1806-?1838)
               m.1816 Richard KING                        m.1825 John COLLIER    m.1833 William Fox 

SUMMARY

The original Will sets up a trust.  The summary below may not accurately reflect the true nature of the Will.  Please check the transcription or original image.

Name

Relationship

Bequest

Mary WINDEATT sister interest on all the estate during her life
John WINDEATT   my eldest nephew after Mary's death, one hundred pounds subject to a debt of fifty pounds to the children of the late Richard King Esquire of Plymouth
Caroline WINDEATT my niece after Mary's death, one hundred pounds
Harriet COLLIER wife of Mr. John COLLIER junior my niece after Mary's death, one hundred pounds
Mrs. Richard KING my niece after Mary's death, one hundred pounds
Elizabeth FOX wife of Mr. William Fox  my niece after Mary's death, ten pounds 
William Brown WINDEATT my nephew after Mary's death,twenty pounds
Elizabeth WINDEATT relict of my late brother John Windeatt after Mary's death, thirty pounds
Sophia Wilton WALLACE   after Mary's death, five pounds 
William ELLIOTT and Wife   after Mary's death, five pounds 

TRANSCRIPTION

This transcription has been typed from a photocopy of an Estate Duty copy of the original Will. But please note that I have changed the surnames to uppercase to aid family historians. For a  list of other Wills please click here for the WILLS page.

Transcription kindly provided by Pam Jackson:

I Elizabeth WINDEATT of Bridgetown Berry Pomeroy in the County of Devon being now in full possession of all my senses do make this as my last Will and Testament I appoint my sister Mary WINDEATT as my Executrix and give to her the interest arising from all my property for the term of her natural life and after her death I direct the principal to be given as follows To my eldest nephew John WINDEATT one hundred pounds subject to a debt of fifty pounds to the children of the late Richard King Esquire of Plymouth To my niece Caroline WINDEATT one hundred pounds To my niece Harriet COLLIER wife of Mr. John COLLIER junior one hundred pounds To my niece Mrs. Richard KING one hundred pounds To my niece Elizabeth FOX wife of Mr. William Fox ten pounds To my nephew William Brown WINDEATT twenty pounds To Elizabeth WINDEATT relict of my late brother John Windeatt thirty pounds To Sophia Wilton WALLACE five pounds To William ELLIOTT and Wife five pounds 

June 5th 1834

Witnesses James Cowdan WALLACE, Richard John KING

Codicil Should either of the aforenamed parties (John WINDEATT, Caroline WINDEATT, Harriet COLLIER, Mrs. Richard KING, Elizabeth FOX, William Brown WINDEATT, Elizabeth WINDEATT (widow), Sophia Wilton WALLACE, or William ELLIOTT and Wife to whom the aforementioned sums are given die before my sister Mary who is my Executrix the sums give to the said parties respectively I give to her my said sister as her own to dispose of as she may think fit

June 5th 1834

Proved 20.10.1836 by Mary WINDEATT

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