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Will of Mary WINGYETT of Exeter, Confectioner - 1820

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The Will of Mary WINGYETT of the City of Exeter, Confectioner 
Made:
16/09/1816, Witnesses: Samuel ARTHUR, James TERRELL and amended Oct. 30 1817, Witnesses Mary ?-ence, Samuel ARTHUR 
Proved: 20.4.1820 by James Britnell WINGYETT. 
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 is a very informative will for family historians because she lists her relatives and possessions in some detail.  

We also have other wills from this family:

I have put together a speculative family tree from the information in the WILL and the IGI - you will probably need to scroll to the right to see all the children.  We don't, however, know anything much about this family.   If you do, please leave a message on the message board.


 Mary WINGYETT née BRITNELL (?1753-1820) m.1772 Mathew WINGYETT
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 Joseph    Mary(1774-?)     Ann (1775-?)       Mathew(1777-1813)  James Britnell WINGYETT(1779-?1842) Charles(1780-?)  Charlotte(1783-?) John(1786-?)  Jane(1789-?)   William(1792-?)        
       m.1794 Richard PAUL  m.1795 Joseph BASS                 m.(1) Ann ?  m.(2)Sarah ?                                m ? KINGWELL                  m.James FORD
                           ________|_________           _____________|___________________        
                           |                |           |            |                   |
                          Mary BASS      Ann BASS      James  John Bowles WINGYETT   Ann Bowles
                                                                 (?-?1842)

She also names a grandchild called William WINGYETT in Exeter - but who was his father?  It may be her son William, christened in 1892 who would have been about 25 at the time she made the will.  According to an 1822-3 Piggots' Directory there was a William WINGYETT who had a Baker's shop in  Paris Street, Exeter.

DEATH NOTICE

Saturday last, aged 60 years, Mrs. Mary WYNGETT, of this city, confectioner.
- Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Birth, death, marriage notices, Thursday, March 2, 1820; Issue 2842.


SUMMARY

Name

Relationship

Bequest

Joseph WINGYETT  son five pounds
Jane WINGYETT  daughter
  • all the Glass Salvers  Weights  Scales  Counters  Drawers  Hampers  Baskets  Trays and Cannisters and the Chest used for keeping Corn pots currently kept in my Shop and Warehouses   
  • And also the Brooch given me by Mr. WILKINSON  
  • Mary, the wife of Richard PAUL 
  • James Britnell WINGYET
  • Charlotte KINGWELL
  • William WINGYETT
  • Jane WINGYETT
children All the rest residue and remainder of my goods  chattles  effects and personal Estate in six equal portions
Mary BASS and Ann BASS  daughters of my late daughter Ann BASS One sixth of the rest residue and remainder of my goods  chattles  effects and personal Estate between them
James WINGYETT Plymouth grandson my Gold Watch and Chain
William WINGYETT Exeter grandson Silver Watch with chain as was my Son Charles
James FORD Son in Law Silver Watch which was my Son Matthew's
Jane FORD Daughter all the China and Earthenware that is in the House and all the Glass and China that is in the Cubboard in the dining Room and the Blue China that is in the Linen Baskitt and all my Bed Lining Blanketts Quilts and all my Table Lining and all my Clockes Kettles and Washing Tubs and Buckitts

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:

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary WINGYETT of the City of Exeter Confectioner I give and bequeath unto my Son Joseph Wingyett the sum of five pounds to be paid him within one Month after my Decease I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Jane WINGYETT all the Glass Salvers Weights Scales Counters Drawers Hampers Baskets Trays and Cannisters and the Chest used for keeping Corn pots currently kept in my Shop and Warehouses And also the Brooch given me by Mr. WILKINSON All the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattles effects and personal Estate I give and bequeath unto between and amongst my Children Mary the wife of Richard PAUL James Britnell WINGYETT Charlotte KINGWELL William WINGYETT and Jane WINGYETT and my Grandchildren Mary BASS and Ann BASS daughters of my late daughter Ann BASS in six equal proportions These my said Grandchildren taking only one equal sixth part between them I make nominate and appoint my Son James Britnell WINGYETT Executor of this my Will, revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of September One Thousand eight hundred and sixteen

Witnesses Samuel ARTHUR, James TERRELL

Oct. 30 1817

I give on to my Grandson James WINGYETT Plymouth my Gold Watch and Chain and I give on to my Grandson William WINGYETT Exeter Silver Watch with chain as was my Son Charles and I give on to my Son in Law James FORD a Silver Watch which was my Son Matthew's and I give on to my Daughter Jane FORD all the China and Earthenware that is in the House and all the Glass and China that is in the Cubboard in the dining Room and the Blue China that is in the Linen Baskitt and all my Bed Lining Blanketts Quilts and all my Table Lining and all my Clockes Kettles and Washing Tubs and Buckitts I wish my Furnell to be plaine Clockes and Gloves for the Bureall and no one of my Children to have any thing to do with my Furnell but my dear Son James WINGYETT 

Witnesses Mary ?-ence, Samuel ARTHUR

Proved 20.4.1820 by James Britnell WINGYETT 

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