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Will of Mary Turner
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Turner of Exmouth in the County of Devon Widow and Relict of Richard Turner Esquire late Queens Harbour master at the Port of Plymouth in the County of Devon I bequeath to Charles Turner Commander in the Royal Navy son of Samuel Turner deceased for his life the interest of the sum of fifty pounds and after his death I bequeath the said sum of fifty pounds equally amongst such of his children as shall be living at his decease I bequeath to Henry Turner and John Turner sons of the said Samuel Turner deceased and to their sister Jane Litton widow the sum of ten pounds each and to Richard John Turner Lieutenant in the Royal Navy son of Bernard Turner of the Royal Navy deceased the sum of fifty pounds I give demise and bequeath all my real estate the residue of my personal estate including my interest in the Strand Houses at Exmouth aforesaid given me by the will and codicils of my late mother Mary Roberts subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses unto and to the use of my niece Mary Anne Maria Campbell wife of Duncan Campbell of Exmouth aforesaid retired Captain from Her Majesty's Marine Forces her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her sole and separate use and benefit free from the controul debts and engagements of her present or any future husband and I appoint the said Duncan Campbell and Isaac Birch of Exmouth aforesaid Lieutenant in the Royal Navy executors and trustees of this my will Lastly I revoke all other wills In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand the twelfth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty three- Mary Turner (Seal)- Signed by the said Mary Turner as her last will and testament in the joint presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses- Isaac Burch Lieut Royal Navy Johnsons Place Exmouth- Tilney Rising Draper Exmouth-
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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