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Will of Mary Ann Richards, spinster of Falmouth. 1861

  • Source: Carlos Richards
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  • Transcribed by Derrick Watson, February 2013


This is the last will and Testament of me, Mary Ann Richards of the Borough of Falmouth in the County of Cornwall, spinster. 

I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. 

I give devise and bequeath unto my brothers Charles Richards, James Byrne Richards and William Jope Richards, share and share alike, all the sum and sums of money that at my decease I may be possessed of in the new three pounds percent and a quarter Consols absolutely and for ever. 

Also I give devise and bequeath unto my brother the said William Jope Richards all my property consisting of land whatsoever and wheresoever and all the sum and sums of money advanced by me by way of mortgage and all interest due thereon being now under the management by way of power of attorney of William Cornelland Richard Ridings and which said property is situate in the colony of New Zealand. And after the decease of my brother the said William Jope Richards then unto my brother the said Charles Richards and after his decease then unto his children or the survivor or survivors of such children respectively his or her executors administrators or assigns in equal shares. 

Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said brother Charles Richards all my freehold dwelling house with the garden courtledge and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in the town of Callington and said County of Cornwall and after his decease then to his children, or the survivor or survivors of them respectively his or her executors administrators or assigns in equal shares. 

Also I give devise and bequeath unto my brother the said Charles Richards (subject to the undermentioned bequests) all and every my household furniture linen and wearing apparel books plate pictures and China and jewellery and after his decease then to his children, or the survivor or survivors of them respectively his or her executors administrators or assigns in equal shares. 

Also I give devise and bequeath unto my brother the said James Byrne Richards a set of castors cream basin and spoons sugar basin and tongs sugar and butter ladles two salt cellars and spoons. 

Also I give devise and bequeath unto Sarah Stoneman wife of Henry Stoneman, clerk, knife and fork in a red morocco case and model of Carwynian. 

And I nominate constitute and appoint my said brother Charles Richards to be executor of this my will and hereby revoking all former or other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and Testament. 

In witness whereof I the said Mary Ann Richards have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand the 12th day of February in the year of our Lord 1856 

Mary Ann Richards

Signed by the testatrix Mary Ann Richards and acknowledged by her to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said testatrix and of each other. 

Francis Hartley, Gentleman of the town of Falmouth. 

John Hodges, Mariner of the same place. 

On the 16th day of July 1861 the will of Mary Ann Richards formerly of Falmouth in the County of Cornwall and late of Devonport in the County of Devon, spinster, deceased, who died on or about the sixth day of April 1861 at Devonport aforesaid was proved in the district registry attached to her Majesty's Court probate at Exeter by the oath of Charles Richards of Falmouth aforesaid, gentleman, brother of the deceased the sole executors therein named he having been first sworn duly to administer.






Last updated 1 March 2013