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Transcript of the Will of John Bass of Lympstone Devon proved 14 December 1832 (PRO ref,: Prob 11/1807)
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Bass of Lympstone in the County of Devon Gentleman
First I give and bequeath all that my moiety or half part of all that tenement plots of land and premises called or continuously known by the name of The Windmill situate within the parish of Littleham and Exmouth in the County of Devon unto Samuel Bass of Topsham Devon Basket maker his Executors Administrators and Assigns
And also I do hereby give devise and bequeath all my real and freehold messuages lands tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wherever unto my four sisters namely Sarah Bass Rebecca Bass Ann Bass and Eliza Sivell equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their several heirs and assigns subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable to and with the payment of all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the expenses of proving this my will
And I do hereby declare that this is my will and intention that my said real and freehold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments shall be exclusively chargeable with the payment of my said debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the expenses of proving this my will and that my Executrix hereinafter named shall be entitled to recover and receive such of the same as she shall pay and discharge out of my said real and freehold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments
And I do hereby also give and bequeath all my mortgages and lands in mortgage and all my monies and securities for money and all my household goods and furniture and personal estate and effects unto my housekeeper Martha Dunham her Executors and Administrators and Assigns to and for her & their own use free and clear of all charges whatsoever and I appoint the said Martha Dunham Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made and declaring this to be my last Will in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this thirty first day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty two --------------John Bass ------------
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Bass the testator as and for his last Will and Testament (written on two sheets of paper) in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses --------------Thomas Yard Searle------- R A Fischer ------------ John Lewis
Proved at London the 4 December 1832 before the judge by the Oath of Martha Dunham wife of Thomas Dunham the sole Executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by commission duly to administer

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