The will of John Kellond (1747 – 1829)

(the line / paragraph breaks /emphasised names of those benefitting are mine to aid reading)

The last will and testament of me John Kellond of Slapton in the County of Devon carpenter made this Fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six in manner following (that is to say)

First I will and direct that all my just debts and Funeral expenses shall be fully paid and discharged. Also I give and bequeath unto my son George Kellond the sum of twenty pounds of good and lawful money which I will and direct shall be fully paid to him by my Executor hereinafter named within six Calendar [months*] after my decease.

Also my Freehold Moiety of my Messuages or Dwelling Houses Shops Curtilages and Gardens thereunto adjoining with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in Slapton aforesaid I give and devise unto my son Robert Kellond his heirs and assigns forever

Also the leasehold moiety of my said Messuages or dwelling Houses Shops Curtilages and Gardens with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and all the Rest and Residue of my Goods and Chattels Real Personal and Testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my said son Robert Kellond whom I hereby nominate and constitute and appoint whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I will and direct my said Executor to give and deliver unto my son George Kellond all my clothes and wearing apparel.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year above written://:

Signed sealed published and declared by the
above named Testator as and for his last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto        The mark of
subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence        John X Kellond
and at his request and in the presence of each other
John Case
Willm. Hodge
John Stabb

The above contains a true Copy of the original Will of John Kellond late of Slapton Devon, Carpenter deceased the same having been carefully examined therewith by us
Nicholas Gilley  } Clerks to Walter Prideaux Deputy Registrar
??                    } of the Archdeacon’s Court of Totnes

Robert Kellond acted as executor, John died 12th January 1829 (Robert signed)

[All goods, chattels and credits including leaseshold worth under £100 – nothing in the province of York]

* assumed – missing from the copy


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