Will of Mary WINDEATT of Bridgetown, Spinster - 1852
The Will of Mary WINDEATT of Bridgetown Berry Pomeroy in the County of Devon,
Made: April 1st 1840, Witnesses George PARNELL, William HANNAFORD
Proved 12.10.1852 by Caroline 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.
This family is a branch of the Totnes tree. Below is a speculative tree featuring Mary, her siblings and possible parents, that I have created from the information in the Will and IGI data.
Mary appears, aged 84, in the 1851 Census living in Bridgetown with a servant Louisa ELLIOTT. This is possibly the daughter of the "William ELLIOTT and wife" to whom her sister left five pounds in her Will proved in 1836.
?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 ____|____ | Richard John KING (1818-1879)
Other relevant Wills are:
- John Windeatt's Will
proved in 1826
John WINDEATT was Elizabeth's brother. The beneficiaries, i.e. the children of her late brother, also figure in his Will and on the page I have drawn up a family tree showing their relationships.
Elizabeth Windeatt's Will of 1836
Elizabeth WINDEATT was her sister.
- Elizabeth WINDEATT's Will of 1855
This Elizabeth WINDEATT was her sister-in-law, the wife of her brother John who died in 1826 (see link to will above).
The original Will sets up a trust which is somewhat complex. The summary below may not accurately reflect the true nature of the Will. Please check the transcription.
|Richard John KING of Plymouth in the County of Devon Gentleman||(not stated but he was the son of her niece, Mary Grace KING, formerly WINDEATT. See link to his biography below.)||One hundred pounds in trust for her nieces - see below|
|Harriet the Wife of John COLLIER of Plymouth aforesaid Merchant||my Niece||Interest on the one hundred pounds in trust during her lifetime "to and for her own use and benefit separate and apart from the said John COLLIER her Husband"|
|All the Children of my said Niece Harriet COLLIER equally||The money above after Harriet's death if she hasn't made other arrangements (I think)?|
|Caroline WINDEATT to and for her own use and benefit||my dear niece||all the rest of the estate|
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:
This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary WINDEATT of Bridgetown in the Parish of Berry Pomeroy in the County of Devon Spinster made and published this First day of April One thousand eight hundred and Forty as follows (that is to say) First I will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be all fully paid and discharged by my Executrix hereinafter named Also I give and bequeath unto Richard John KING of Plymouth in the County of Devon Gentleman the sum of One hundred pounds of lawful money current in Great Britain Upon trust that he the said Richard John KING his Executors or Administrators shall and do lay out and invest the same in his or their name or names in or upon Government or other good Securities in England and pay the Dividends Interest and Annual produce thereof as received by him or them into the proper hands of my Niece Harriet the Wife of John COLLIER of Plymouth aforesaid Merchant to and for her own use and benefit separate and apart from the said John COLLIER her Husband and whose receipts notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a full and sufficient discharge and upon her decease Upon trust to pay the said sum of One hundred Pounds or the Stocks Funds or Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested unto such person or persons as my said Niece Harriet COLLIER notwithstanding her coverture shall by Deed or Will direct limit appoint give or bequeath the same and in default of such direction limitation appointment gift or bequest then Upon trust to divide the same equally unto and amongst all the Children of my said Niece Harriet COLLIER to whom I then give and bequeath the same to and for their own use and benefit which said Legacy of One hundred Pounds I will and direct shall be paid by the said Richard John KING at the expiration of three Calendar months next after my decease And Lastly all the rest residue and remainder of my Monies Securities for Money Goods Chattels Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever or wheresoever or of what nature or kind soever I do hereby give and bequeath unto my dear Niece Caroline WINDEATT to and for her own use and benefit And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint her my said Niece Caroline WINDEATT sole Executrix and residuary Legatee of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former or other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Mary WINDEATT the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal to wit my hand to to the first Sheet and my hand and seal to this second and last Sheet thereof the day and year first before written
Witnesses George PARNELL, William HANNAFORD
Proved 12.10.1852 by Caroline WINDEATT