Will of Thomas WINDED of Torquay, Yeoman - 1818
Transcription of the Will of Thomas WINDED of Torquay in the parish
of Tormoham, Devon, Yeoman.
Made 4/4/1812, proved 2/5/1818. Witnesses: John BOYCE, Sam CROCKWELL Junior
Proved 2nd May 1818 by Susanna BEDLAKE
SOURCE: Estate Duty copy of original from the Devon Record Office.
I am not sure if WINDED is a variant spelling of WINDGEAT. We would need to do some research on him. Currently none of the names on this page ring any bells. If you know anything about him please leave a message on the message board.
DFHS marriage transcription index has a Thomas WINDED marrying a Rebecca READAWAY in 1764 (Dartmouth St. Saviour) and a Thomas WINDED marrying Susannah BICKFORD on 25/12/1778 in Tormohun.
There is also a DFHS burial index record for a Thomas WINDEATT who was buried at Torquay, St. Marychurch on 24th February 1818, aged 88. This is four days after the date of death given by Susanna BEDLAKE in her deposition (see below) so it seems likely that this is the same Thomas.
Possible origin in Dartmouth?
If his age at death is correct then he could be the Thomas WINDET baptised on 26th November 1729 in Dartmouth, St. Saviour the son of another Thomas. And, if so, he possibly had siblings Elizabeth, John (bap. 1719), John (bap 1724) and Mary (bap 1726). The IGI lists of WINDET records in Dartmouth start in 1610 in St. Petrox with the marriage of a Robert WINDET and an Anne WILLIAMS. However, we don't know when the family arrived there. They could have already been there for centuries because the Bishop's transcripts for Dartmouth St. Petrox only begin in the same year: 1610. These Dartmouth entries reveal the usual variety of spellings but WINDED and WINDET do seem to be used more often than elsewhere.
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There is a full transcription further down the page
|Susan BEDLAKE, daughter of Edward and Susanna BEDLAKE||?||
|Susanna Bedlake, wife of Edward BEDLAKE, mariner||?||
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 the Stamp Office
Copy of the Will of Thomas WINDED of Torquay in the parish of Tormoham, Devon, Yeoman.
Executrix Susanna the wife of Edward BEDLAKE of Torquay aforesaid, Mariner.
Proved in the Archdeacon's Court of Totnes 2nd May 1818
Effects sworn under £100
Walter PRIDEAUX Dy Reg, 5 ? ? ? ?
No 1 For EXECUTORS
Susanna the Wife of Edward BEDLAKE of Torquay in the Parish of Tormoham in the County of Devon, Mariner, the sole Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of Thomas WINDED late of Torquay aforesaid Yeoman, who died on the twentieth Day of February 1818 maketh Oath and saith that she hath made diligent search and due enquiry after, and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said deceased . . . and that the whole . . . are under the value of One hundred Pounds. And this Deponent further saith that the said Deceased had no Personal Estate and Effects at the time of his decease within the province of York to which she this Deponent need to administer.
Sworn on the second ) Susanna BEDLAKE
-------- Day of May )
1818 before me )
Transcription between the lines below kindly provided by Pam Jackson:
In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Winded of Torquay in the parish of Tormohan in the County of Devon Yeoman Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessings to Almighty God for the same Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named nothing doubting but at the Year of Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form First I give to Susan BEDLAKE the daughter of Edward and Susanna BEDLAKE one Bureau Bed and Writing Bureau and Clock Six Silver Tea Spoons Sugar Tongs and Milk Cup Punch Ladle Ten Table Spoons all Silver marked S. B. one Mahogany Dining Table and Tea Table and Tea Chest one large Looking Glass and Swing Glass one Chest of Drawers and a large Chest And lastly as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Goods and Chattles of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath the same to the above Susanna BEDLAKE wife of Edward BEDLAKE Mariner whom I hereby appoint to be Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this fourth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve
Signed Sealed and published and declared by the above )
Thomas Winded to be his last Will and Testament in the )
. . . have hereunto subscribed our Names as )
. . . presence of the Testator ------------------------ )
Sam CROCKWELL Junior
The above contains a true Copy of the Original Will of Thomas WINDED late of Torquay deceased the same having been carefully Examined therewith by us
Francis Henry ? ) Clerks to Walter Prideaux Deputy
Nicholas GIDLEY ) of the Archdeacons Court Totnes
NOTE - the left hand side of the signature section at the end of the copy is missing.