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Westaway Early Will Index with transcripts

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Year Chr.name S/name Place of Death Arch Deanery
1555 Siblea Westwaie Oakhampton Totnes Okehampton
1556 Henry Westwaie Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1560 Johes Westwaye Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1574 Johes Westwaie Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1575 Johes Westwaie Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1577 Thomas Westwaye Inwardeligh Totnes Okehampton
1599 W John Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1604 a William Westway Exeter
1605 W William Westaway Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1606 A John Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1609 A John Westaway Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1609 A Alice Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1611 W Gilbert Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1613 A Thomas Westaway Exbourne Totnes Okehampton
1615 W William Westawaie Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1618 W Thomas Westawaie Honeychurch Totnes Okehampton
1618 W Barnaby Westawaie Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1620 W Ellis Westawaie Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1622 W John Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1634 W Henry Westawaie Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1636 T Jane Westaway Nymet Tracy Barnstaple
1638 W Agnes Westawaie Okehampton Totnes Okehampton
1640 A Marjerie Wettaway Mainhead Exeter
1641 W Johana Westawaie Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1644 A Simon Westawaie Exbourne Totnes Okehampton
1650 A John Westaway Sampford Courtenay Devon Principal Reg
1654 W James Westaway Mariner PRO
1661 T Thomas Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1662 A William Westaway St Agnes Ct of Dean Exeter Chapt
1664 A Laurence Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1665 W Tiphanie Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1668 T Roger Westaway Exbourne Totnes Okehampton
1669 A Richard Westawaie Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1669 T William Westaway Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1670 A Alice Westaway Exbourne Totnes Okehampton
1670 T Simon Westaway Exbourne Totnes Okehampton
1671 T William Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1671 T Thomasine Westaway Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1671 T Johanna Westaway Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1672 A Thomas Westaway West Allington Totnes Okehampton
1672 T John Westaway Chagford Exeter  
1674 A Judith Westaway Okehampton Totnes Okehampton
1675 T Robert Westaway Chagford Exeter  
1675 T Simon Westaway South Tawton Exeter  
1675 T Mary Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1676 T Dorothy Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1677 A Tiffany Westaway Sampford Courtenay Devon Principal Reg
1686 T Henry Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1690 T Phillip Westaway Harberton Totnes Okehampton
1691 A Marian Westaway Bishop Tawton Totnes Okehampton
1699 A William Westaway Colebrooke Ct of Dean Exeter Chapt
1702 A Samuel Westaway Morebath Totnes Okehampton
1707 T Eleanor Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1708 T Andrew Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1715 T John Westaway South Tawton Exeter  
1716 T Richard Westaway Rattery Totnes Okehampton
1720 T John Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1726 T Richard Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1727 T Henry Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1729 T Richard Westaway South Tawton Exeter  
1731 T John Westaway West Allvington Totnes Okehampton
1731 T William Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1733 T John Westaway Inwardleigh Totnes Okehampton
1733 A William Westaway Buckfastleigh Totnes Okehampton
1736 A John Westaway Moretonhampstead Totnes Okehampton
1739 W William Westaway Sampford Courtenay Devon Principal Reg
1739 T Laurence Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1742 T Robert Westaway Cheriton Bishop Exeter  
1742 T Jeremy Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1742 T Dorothy Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1743 T William Westaway Bradworthy Totnes Okehampton
1743 A William Westaway Barnstaple Barnstaple  
1745 A Benjamin Westaway Bishopteignton Exeter CC  
1764 T Henry Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1779 A Simon Westaway Sampford Courtenay Totnes Okehampton
1773 W John Westaway Sampford Courtenay 16 cent. chest copy
1783 W Mary Westaway Sampford Courtenay Devon Principal Reg
1784 T William Westaway Belstone Totnes Okehampton
1786 W Simon Westaway Mariner PRO  
1793 W Mary Westaway Sampford Courtenay Devon Principal Reg
1796 T James Westaway Wolborough Totnes Okehampton
1799 W William Westaway Bondleigh Devon Principal Reg
1807 A Richard Westaway Winkleigh Barnstaple  
1820 W Elizabeth Westaway Sampford Courtenay Inl. Rev
1828 W John Westaway Sampford Courtenay Inl. Rev
1834 W John Westaway Okehampton Inl. Rev
1837 W John Westaway Bradworthy Exeter PR
1838 W John Westaway Ashburton Inl. Rev
1840 W William Westaway Sampford Courtenay 16 cent. chest copy
1840 W Elizabeth Westaway East Stonehouse Inl. Rev
1843 W William Westaway Sampford Courtenay Inl. Rev
1845 W James Westaway Tavistock Inl. Rev
1845 W William Westaway Sampford Courtenay Inl. Rev
1845 W John Westaway Sampford Courtenay Inl. Rev
1848 W William Westaway Sampford Courtenay Inl. Rev

Wills in Date Order

William Westaway Inwardleigh 13th Jan 1605 (back to top)William Westwaye of Inwardleigh in the County of Devon. My body to the Christian buryall in the earthe from whence it came.Item I give unto my sonne Ellys Westway £3Item I give unto my fower daughters viz :-Elizabeth, Paschowe and Johane to each of them £3. All the residue of my goods and chattels not given nor bequeathed I do give and bequeath unto Grace my wiffe whom I doe make and constitute my whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament to see the same performed and to dispose of my goods as she in her discretion shall think best for my soules health . Lastely I doe appointe and instruct Mr George Fortescue and Mr John Northleighe to be my overseers to see this my will performed. Witnessed by George Fortescue, John Northleigh, Richard Lentbarbe, Nicholas Westlake. Inventory £27. 13. 4.

 

John Westaway of Sampford Courtenay Dated 6 November, 1606 (back to top)Letters of Administration of the goods and chattels of John Westawaie of Sampford Courtenay granted 6 November, 1606 to Alice Westawaie of Sampford Courtenay relict administratrix during the minority and on behalf of Andrew, Thomas & John Westaway his sons and Wilmot his daughter. Admon Bond £120 to Alice Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, widow, Thomas Ellys of Sampford Courtenay, yeoman, Henry Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, yeoman. Witneses Robert White & Edri St. Hill. Mks of Alice Westaway, Thomas Ellis and Henry Westaway. Inventory by Thomas Ellis, John Nucumbe & Henry Westawaie £83. 6s

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John Westaway of Ingarleigh 1609 (back to top)

Extract of the Letters of Administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of John Westaway of Ingarleigh, 2 May 1609. Granted 2 May 1609 to John Westaway of Ingarleigh natural and lawful son of deceased, Admon Bond John Westaway of Ingarleigh, co Devon, yeoman £100 John Westaway of the same (sic)Inventory by Joseph Crocker, Robert Bowden & Alexander Westawaye, 1 May 1609 £35. 0. 0.

 

Alice Westaway of Sampford Courtenay dated 7 Dec. 1609 (back to top)

Letters of Administration of the goods and chattels of Alice Westaway of Sampford Courtenay. Granted 7 Dec 1609 to Thomas Ellys of Sampford Courtenay natural brother of deceased during the minority of Andrew, Thomas, John & Wilmot Westaway, her children. Admon Bond £200. Thomas Ellis of Sampford Courtenay, husbandman, Andrew Westaway of the same. Witness Robert White. Mk of Thomas Ellis, mk of Andrew Westaway

 

Gilbert Westaway of Sampford Courtenay - 1611 (back to top)Extract of the will of Gilbert Westaway of Sampford Courtenay. Dated 9 Sep 1611 Proved 24 Oct 1611 Gilbert Westaway of the parish of Sampford Courtneye in the county of Devon, yeoman. My body to Christian burial. Item I give to the poore of the said parish 12d to be distributed to them by my son Barnebye and by my executrix. Item I give and bequeath to my sonne William Westaway £6. 13s 4d. Item to Alice Westaway, Agnes Westaway, Sidwell Westaway & Johane Westaway daughters of my son Barnabye to every of them 6s 8d apiece to be put to the use of the said children by the discretion of my said sonne Barnabye and my overseer until they attain the full age of 21.The rest of my goods not given nor bequeathed I give unto my daughter Alice Westaway whom I make my whole and sole executrix.Item I desire and appoint William Norcote of Bowmeade and Gieles Yeeles to bee my rulers and overseers of this my will. Witnesses Gieles Yeeles and Wm Hurst. Inventory taken by Wm Quycke, Barnaby Westaway, Wm Norcote & Gieles Elles 17 Oct 1611. Inventory £33. 4s 4d

 

William Westaway of Belstone, husbandman dated 7 Oct. 1615 prov. 21 Nov. 1615 (back to top)Wife Alice, daughter Earth Westaway, sons Henry & John, sister Johanne Arscott, Wm Yolland, clerk, Richard Hampton, Wm Arscott. Bond of Alice Westaway & Richard Arscott of Okehampton for the proper administration during the minority of John the son and executor. Inventory taken by John Paule & Richard Arscott 19 Nov 1615 £13. 16s. 4d. Proved in Arch. Of Totnes 21 Nov. 1615 by Alice the relict during minority of John the son and executor.(William Westaway married Alse Arscott 5th May, 1604)

 

Barnabye Westawaye of Sampford Courtnye. Dated 1 July 1618 (back to top)I, Barnabe Westawaye of Samford Courtnye in the county of Devon, yeoman not willing for to dye and departe hence intestate but according to the good will of God being settled in patience and comforted with his heavenly grace and also in perfect charity with all the world do ordayne and make this my last will etc. in manner following. My bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Sampford Courtnye. Item to the poor of Sampford Courtnye one sheep, the sheep to be sold and the money distributed.Item to my eldest daughter Alce one koweItem to my daughter Agnes one koweItem to my daughter Sidwill the beaste yeowe that I haveItem to my daughter Joane towe yeowes. Item to my daughter Marye one kowe or seven nobles of money which she think good.Item to my sonne Gilbert one heaffer yearling. And the same goods now given and bequeathed unto my children to remayne in theare mothers use until they come in age. The rest of all my goods and chattels not before given nor bequeathed I give unto Joane whome I doe constitute my overseers. Witnesses Richard Quicke, Wm Knight, Wm Westawaye. Inventory £28. 3s 8d. The Inventory of all the chattels moveable and unmoveable of one Barnabe Westawaye of Sampford Courtnye in the county of Devon, yeoman deceased the 27th daye of July in the year of our Sovereign Lord King James the XV1 and of Scotland the L11 and praysed the XV11 daye of September by Richard Quicke, Giles Ellis and others £28. 3s 8d

 

Elles Westawaye of Inwardlye in co. Devon, husbandman - 1620 (back to top) Extract of the will of Elles Westaway of Ingerley Dated 10 Nov 1618 Proved 19 March, 1620. Elles Westawaye of Inwardlye in Co Devon, husbandman. Item To Agnes my wife two of my best kyne five of my best ewes and my best bed performed in like sort with my best bedsteads, my best swine hoggs, my best brassen crocke, my best brassen canne, the one moetie of my tynnen vessel, my beste coffer with all her apparel, one lome and pair of wool cards, the one halfendeale of my corn in the barne with sufficient fodder for the findings and mentenance of her two lyne until the third daye of May next after my decease.Item. To son Robert £11. Item to my daughter Mary £10 and to Nycoll her daughter one lamb. Item to the said Mary one lamb. Item to my said sonne the best one lamb. Item to Wilmot my daughter, £10 and one lamb. Item to my said wife Agnes the one moietie of my tenement called Golberton after my decease during all the term unexpired which I hold by devise of Thomas Fulford late of Fulford, Esquire, deceased (if she keep her self unmarried). And also take not any of her children or any other to dwell with her in or upon the said moiety or any part thereof without the consent of my sonne William otherwise said moietie to be wholly to the said William my executor and he to pay said Agnes my wife £6 yearly during all the said terme provided she happen so long to live.The rest of my goods and chattels I give to my said sonne William whom I constitute and appoint my sole and only executor. Witnesses, Wm Calmady, Wm Hurste and Wilmot Speere. Inventory by Henry Pill, Symon Westaway and William Westaway. £111. 9s 5d

 

John Westaway of Belstone Dated 10 November, 1622. Proved 25 Nov. 1622 (back to top) Sons Thomas & Richard, wife Johan. Witnesses Giles Ellis & Richard Westaway. Inventory by Henry Picke & Giles Ellis 23 Nov. 1622

 

Henry Westaway of Sampford Courtenay. Dated 24 Jan. 1633. Proved 17 Feb. 1634 (back to top) Henry Westaway of Sampford Courtenay in co. .Devon,yeoman. My body to ohristian buriall. Item. I give unto the chaple of Sticklepath 3s 4d. Item. To my wife Johan two kyne, my second best Brasse pann, three messe of pewter vassell my second best brasse panne, three messe of pewter vassell my second best crocke ten yewes, my feather bedd wherein I usually lodge with boulster coverlet and blanket, the third part of my corn in Barn and field and my will is that the table in the hall, the cupboard, my standing bedstead, my table bord in the chamber within the hall, my large spit and my barr Iron shall remayne still in the house so that Johan my wife secure to my executor that he shall not be defrauded of it otherwise my executor shall take it at his will and pleasure. Item. To my wife Johan the third part of all such wood as is in Reeks of dry within the house. Item. I give unto Lawrence Westaway my sonne £10. item. Unto Henry Westaway sonne of Lawrence £5 at 21. Item. Unto Lawrence Westawaye son of Laurence Westawaye 40s as aforesaid. Item. Unto Thomasine Westawaye, Mary Westawaye & Julian Westawaye daughters of the said Lawrence Westaway 20s apiece. Item To William Westaway 20s a yeare. To William Heywood son of Andrew Heywood of Belstone deceased 20s. Item To Julian Heywood, my daughter one heifer of two years old. Item. Unto John Heywood, Andrew Heywood, Elizabeth Heywood & Typhanie Heywood sons and daughters of Andrewe Heywood of Belstone deceased one yewe sheep apiece. Item To John Avery, William Avery, Aminall Avery and Wilmote Avery, sons and daughters of William Avery of Sampford Courtenay deceased one yewe sheepe apiece, Item. To Richard Ellis son of William Ellis of Sticklepath one yewe and a lamb. Item. To all my godchildren except those which I have formerly given unto 6d apiece. All the rest I give unto my son John Westaway, sole executor. By me Henry Westaway. Witnesses Robt Hennaman, Wm. Dunafford, Richd Allyn . Inventory taken 29th January, 1634 by Wm Dunnaford & Nicholas Newcombe of Sampford Courtenay. £112. 11s. 8d.

 

Extract of the will of Agnes Westawaie of Ockhampton. Dated 8 June 1638 (back to top)Admon with will annexed 3 July 1638. Agnes Westawaie of Ockhampton in the county of Devon, widow. My bodie to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of Inwardleigh.Item to the poor of Ockhampton 3s 4d. Item to Johan Holmes £3 to be paid at 15 years of age by the hands of her father and in the mean time to be bestoed to the best use as he shall thinke fit. Item I give and bequeath unto Wilmot Holmes my daughter with all the rest of my wearing apparel. Item I give unto William Redway of Ochampton, sonne of Richard Redway two shillings and six pence. Item I give unto Thomasine Redway wife of Richard Redway 12d. Item I give unto my godson Andrew Wadland 2s 6d. Item I give unto Nicholl, the daughter of Mary Westaway deceased 20s and my best clocke.All the rest of my goods not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto William Holmes, sonne of John Holmes of Stowe whom I appoint my exor.Test. Richard Redway. Signe of William Westaway. Inventory taken 13 June 1638 by Richard Redway & John Holmes £17. 13s 4d. Admon Bond John Holmes of Jacobstowe, husbandman £30 Symon Smalle of Hatherley, husbandman. Witnesses James Payne and Peter Risdon. Admon with will annexed to the same granted 3 July 1638 to John Holmes during the minority and in behalf of William Holmes. July 1638

 

Johana Westawaie of Sampford Courtenay. Dated 7 Dec. 1637. Proved 29 April, 1641 (back to top)Johane Westaway of the parish of Sampford Courtenay in co. Devon, widow. My body to Christian burial within the parish of Sampford Courtenay aforesaid. To the poor of Sampford Courtney 10s. To the poor of Sticklepath 10s. item. To Henry Westawaye & Laurence Westawaye, Johan Westawaye, Thomasine Westawaye, Marie Westawaye, William Westaway the sons and daughters of Laurance Westaway of the parish aforesaid 30s equally amongst them. Item. To John Jackes my godchild 20s. item. The rest of my godchildren 2s apiece. Item To Grace Ellis daughter of William Ellis of Sticklepath 5s. To William Avery's five children of Sampford Courtenay deceased 20s to be divided equally amongst them. Item. To Andrew Hewode's five children of Belstone 20s. Item. I give to the chapel of Sticklepath 5s. To Mr Richard Campion clerk, 5s, Richard Worthilake, son of Richard Worthilake of Moretonhampstead 5s. residue to Lawrence Westawaye aforesaid whom I make sole executor. Johan Westaway.

 

Thomas Westaway, the younger of Belstone, thatcher Dated 6 June 1661. proved 25 Feb 1661 (back to top)Mentions brother John Westaway, sister Elizabeth. Witness Katherine Aller. Inventory 11 Feb 1661 by Wm Aller & Richard Ryall £10. 8s. 0d. Exhibited 25 Feb, 1661. proved in A of Totnes, 25 Feb 1661 by Elizabeth Westaway the Exex.(bp. 16 December, 1632, Belstone, s/o Thomas)

 

Laurence Westaway Dated 19 July, 1664 (back to top)Letters of Administration of the goods and chattels of Laurence Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, granted 19 July 1664 to Tephanie Westaway widow and relict of the said Laurence Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, husbandman deceased. Inventory had and taken in the sight of Richard Yalland, William Legg and William Elles and by them valued and priced. £55. 2s. 23 June, 1664. Exhibited by administratrix 19 July, 1664

 

Tiffanie Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, Devon. dated 14 Nov. 1665 (back to top)The Account of Tiffanie Westaway administratrix of Laurence Westaway, late of Sampford Courtenay. Charge for Inventory £55. 2s. Discharge payd for the deceased and given to her five children, Henry, Thomasine, Joan, Marie & Julian Westaway £50. The rest allowed for the relict and administratrix her livelihood. Taken 14 Nov. 1665

 

Richard Westaway of Belstone 7 Dec 1669 (back to top)Letters of Administration of the goods, chattels, rights and credits of Richard Westaway of Belstone. Granted 7 Dec 1669 to Dorothy Westaway, relict of deceased. Admon Bond £200 Dorothy Westaway of Belstone, wid., Robert Robins of same husbandman. Witness James Eveleigh. Mark of Dorothy Westaway, mark of Robert Robbins. Inventory by John Drew & John Rake taken 2 Nov. 1669 £104. 6s. 8d. Exhibited 7 Dec. 1669 by Dorothy Westaway, relict and administratrix.

 

William Westaway of Inwardleigh. Dated 14 Nov 1669. Proved 18 Jan 1669 (back to top)William Westaway of Inwardleigh in the county of Devon yeoman. Item I doe give to the poor of the parish of Inwardleigh 20s. Item I doe give unto Judeth my wife her diet during her life and in case she do dislike her diet and maintenance then my executor is to pay her 20s a quarter during her natural life. Item I doe give unto Joane Westaway my daughter £110. More I give her the bed performed in which I lye and two pans and the great crock, one posnett and a moss of pewter. Item I give unto William Holmes and Sara Holmes my kindsfolke 5s apiece. Item to Richard Averye, Symon Averye, Robert Averye & Mary Averye one sheepe apiece. Item to Richard Avery's five children one ewe sheepe apiece.Item Residue of my goods and chattels unto William Westaway my sonne whom I doe make my whole and sole executor. Mark of Wm Westaway. Witnesses Wm Westlake and Edward Redway. Inventory £300.0s 0d taken by Robert Westaway of Chagford, John Lowe, A Gidly, Richard Avery of Inwardleigh 17 Dec 1669

 

William Westawaie of Sampford Courtenay Dated 6 Feb 1659 Proved 20 Feb 1671 (back to top)William Westawaie of Sampford Courtenay. Devon, yeoman, considering that man is of short continuance and vanisheth as a shadowe and that life of a man is always in the hands of God to dispose as it seemeth best unto Him so as the time when the place where and the manner how he shall leave the same man knoweth not and being not willing to depart hence intestate but desirous to set my house in order and feeling mature to be weak in me though thanks be to God of good and perfect memorie doe make this my last will etc. My bodie to Christian burial. Also to the parish of Sampford Courtney 20s. Also to Thomasine my wife one moiety or halfendeale of the messuage or tenement called Littlecot and Honeycott with the moiety of all and singular the appurtances lately in the tenure of Anne Davells widowe and now in the possession and occupation of me the said William Westawaie. To have and to hold the said moietie etc unto the said Thomasine my wife for so many years as shall be to come and unexpired of the fourscore and 19 years mentioned in a certain deed indented had and made between the said Anne Davelles of Peters Marland in the county aforesaid of the one part and me the said William Westawaie of the other bearing date 21 June 1655 and in other deeds contained in the same whose dates are therein particularly expressed if the aforesaid Anne Davells, Elizabeth Davells and John Davells nominated in the said deeds shall happen so long to live and living also the said Thomasine yielding (accustomed) rents and services to the lord of the fee, Also I give the other moiety of all and singular the appurtances unto Andrew my son for so many years unexpired of the fourscore and nineteen years if the aforesaid Anne, Elizabeth & John Davells or either of them so long live. Also my will and meaning is that after my death and the death of Thomasin my wife all and singular the aforesaid messuage and tenement are to wholly be and remain unto my son Andrew for and during the remainder of (the period aforesaid) which shall be to come and unexpired. And if Thomasin my wife die within two years after my decease my will is that Andrew my son his executors etc pay my daughter Margerie now the wife of William Hole £10 yearly for five years if said Anne, Elizabeth & John Davelles so long live and also the said Margerie. Also to the said Andrew my son one tablebord in my parlour, one cupboard in the same room, my best bedstead and one bedstead which is in the chamber over the milkhouse, together with all weanes, wheels, carts, plowstuffe, dung, butts and harrows. And I give to Francis Beare my apprentice one ewe lamb. Also unto Charles Gale two ewes and two lambs. Servants 12d apiece. Residue to Thomasin my wife and Andrew my sonne joint executrixes, Sign of Wm Westaway. Witnesses Richard Yolland, John Raddon, John Dennaford. Inventory £233. 10s by Wm Legg & John Dennaford both of Sampford Courtenay, 24th January 1671William Westaway married Thomasin Dunsford 4th October 1637, Sampford Courtenay

 

Thomasin Westaway of Inwardleigh. Dated 13 Dec 1667 Proved 11 April, 1671 (back to top)Thomasin Westaway of the parish of Inwardleigh, widow. My body unto Christian burial. Item to the poore of the parish of Inwardleigh 20s. Item to William Reed my kinsman 40s. Item unto William Reed's foure children 40s. Item unto my three kinswomen at Kelly 20s apiece. Item Unto William Westaway the younger my great pan. Item unto Joane his sister 5s. Item unto Richard & Robert children of William Westaway 5s apiece. Item to my brother in law John Soper 5s. Item All the residue of my goods and chattels my funeral expenses discharged Igive and bequeath unto Margaret Drew my kinswoman whom I make my whole and sole executrix. Mk of Thomasin Westaway. Witnesses Wm Westlake senr, mark of Wm Westway. Inventory £16. 13 s 10d by Wm Westlake & William Westaway

 

Joane Westaway of Inwardleigh - 1671. Dated 24 Nov. 1670 Proved 11 April 1671 (back to top)Joane Westaway of Inwardleigh in the county of Devon, spinster. My body to Christian burial. Item to the poor of Inwardleigh 30s. Item to Judeth Westaway, my mother £18 in a year and a half after my decease. Item to Robert Westaway my Uncle £5 in a year and a halfe after my decease. Item to my brother Richard Averye and his wife 5s apiece and unto his children 4s apiece. Item to my sister Mary Pudner £10. Item Unto Robert Averye my brother 20s and a brass pan.Item I give unto my mother one bed. Item I give unto Susan Hoore, my aunt and to Mary Symons, my kinswoman 40 s apiece. Item I do give unto all my godchildren 3s apiece. Item I give unto William Westlake for making this my will 10s. Item All the residue of my goods and chattels not formerly given or bequeathed I doe give and bequeath unto William Westaway my brother, whom I doe make my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament. Mk of Joane Westaway. Witnesses:- Wm Westlake, mark of Mary Brooke. Inventory £115. 15s by John Hussey clk., and Jas Drew 10 Apr, 1671

 

John 1672 Chagford

 

Judith Westaway of Okehampton. Dated 1 Dec 1674 (back to top)In the name of God Amen, I Judeth Westaway of the parish of Okehampton being sicke of body but of fitte and perfect memory, etc. Item I give to my son Richard Avery one shilling. Item I give to my son Simon Avery one shilling. Item I give to my son William Westaway one shilling. Item I give to my daughter Mary Pudner one shillingItem I give to John Avery, son of Simon Avery one shilling. Item I give to Henry Avery, William Avery, Richard Avery & John Avery four sons of Richard Avery £4. Item I give unto Arminell Avery and Jone Avery 40s. Item I give all the money due unto me from Symon Avery, my son unto John Avery, son of Richard Avery, the money to be paid half in six months after my death and the other half in twelve months by my "gardens" hereafter names. All the rest of my goods and chattels I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Pudner whom I ordaine and make sole executrix of this my will and I desire Richard Avery and William Westaway junr and senior to be "guardians" for my executor to this my will. l 1 Dec 1674. Mark of Judith Westaway. Inventory £17. 1s 10d by Richard Avery of Inwardleigh & Richard Pudner of Okehampton. Admon to Wm. Westaway during minority of Mary Pudner dated 4 Dec 1674

Robert Westaway of Chagford - 1675 (back to top)Extract of the will of Robert Westaway of Chagford. Dated 22 May 1672 Proved 8 May 1675. Robert Westaway of Chagford in the County of Devon, miller. My body to Christian burial in the church of Chagford. Item to the poore of the parish of Chagford 10s to be distributed on the day of my funeral. Item to Joane Rowe, my daughter two silver spoones, my best brasse panne, my best crocke and brasse milkepann, fower pewter dishes and the best coffer in the chamber I nowe live in.Item I give unto Joane Rowe's two youngest children one ewe and lamb apiece. Item to Anne Rowe, my goddaughter, two ewes and a lamb. Item to William Caseley, one ewe sheepe. Item to John Casely my best coate and breeches, my stockings and my best hatte and shoes. The residue I give and bequeath unto John Westaway my sonne, whom I ordain my full and whole executor. Grandson John Rowe, my dublett.X Robert Westaway. Witnesses Wm Nosworthy & Wm Vogwell

 

Symon Westaway of South Tawton Dated 14 April 1675 Proved 30 Apr 1675 (back to top)Symon Westaway of South Tawton, husbandman sicke of body etc. As for my body to be buried in Christian Buryall, at the direction of my executor.Item I give to David Westaway my sonn my parlour and parlour chamber and the great glade and laitell glade and the catella them and my orchard when he shall accomplish and be of the full age of 21 for and during all the terme and time therein to come and unexpired of and in the same also a certain messuage or tenement in East Aysh within the parish of South Tawton by virtue of a certain lease granted by Robert Burgoyne, gent of South Tawton as by the said lease it doth and may more at large appeare.Item. To Willmot Westaway, my daughter !10 to be paid her at 19 yearsItem. To Wilmot Westaway my wife as long as she shall remaine a widow £5 yearly. Now my will is that David, my sonne after hee shall accomplish and be of the full age of 21 shall be possessed of the aforesaid fields.Item. All the rest of my goods I grant unto William Westway my sonn whom I appoint sole executor and I further will and desire John Leudon, my father in law and Marke Delve, gent of Cheriton Bishop to be rulers in trust. Sign of Symon Westaway. Witnesses Christopher Skynner, Wm. Kinge, mk of Elizth White. Inventory £83. 15s taken by Wm Donne of Hittesleigh & William Knapman of South Tawton. (Item his chattel estate in East Aish for 2 lives Wilmott his wife and David his sonne) Bond £200 Wilmot Westaway of South Tawton, John Leudon of Crediton. Witnesses Geo. Eveleigh & Jno Artherton

 

Mary Westaway of Sampford Courtenay Dated 13 Feb. 1668 Proved 10 Nov 1675 (back to top)Mary Westaway of Sampford Courtenay in the County of Devon, widow, being weake of bodie but of good and perfect remembrance. My body to be buried in the church earth of Sampford Courtenay. Item. I give unto the poore of Sampford Courtenay 20s. Item. To all my godchildren 12d apiece. Item. To my sister Julean Westaway my beste coat and wastcote. Item. I give unto Anne Tucker wife of John Tucker late servant. Unto Mary Westaway one bed taye and two blankets and one bowlster and one pickett pan. Item. I give unto Dorothy Allin the wife of Samuel Allin 10s. Item. I give unto Henry Westaway the elder the table boarde silings and the cupbord all these standing in the ground roome, my will is all these shall remain unto Henry Westaway the younger after his father's decease. Item. I give unto Stifani Ellacot wife of Robert Ellacott 10s. Item. I give unto Susanna Dennaford daughter of William Dennaford one little brass pan. Item I give unto John Medland his children four shilling apiece. Residue unto John Medland, his children four shillings apiece. Residue unto John Medland, my tenant, sole executor. Seal. Oliver Westaway, Oliver Langmead. signed in presence of sign of Mary Westaway, Witnesses Inventory by Wm. Langmead & John Conette £20. 10s. 21 Oct. 1675(w/o John. John married Mary Allen, 10.6.1626)

 

Dorothy Westaway of Belstone, Devon, widow. Dated 3 May 1676 Proved 25 July 1676 (back to top)Sons Robert Robins, Richard Robins, Mentions Thomazine Westaway, daughter Dorothy Lacke, grandchild Johan Lacke, son John Westaway. Mark of Dorothy Westaway. Witnesses John Lundicke, John Pagworthy. Inventory by John Lake of Belstone & James Hernaman of South Tawton 6 June 1676. Exhibited by John Westaway, the son 25 July 1676. Proved in A. of Totnes 25 July 1676 by John Westaway the son and executor $58. 0s. 10d. (w/o Richard - reference Richard's will 1669)

 

1677 Tiffany of Sampford Courtenay

 

Henry Westaway of Sampford Courtenay Dated 7 Dec. 1685 Proved 20 April, 1686 (back to top)Son Henry, daughter Johane Langmead & her daughter Cherese, sons William under 21, Laurance under 21 & Robert under 21. Daughters Teffeney Westaway & Elizabeth Westaway. Sister Thomazine Row, wife Elinor. Signed Henry Westaway, Witnesses John Pooke, William Pooke. Inventory by John Pooke of Sampford Courtenay & Robert Reddaway of Okehampton 23 Feb 1685 £136. 19s. 6d. Exhibited 20 April, 1686 by Eleanor, relict. Proved in Arch. Of Totnes 20 April, 1686 by Eleanor the relict.

 

Elnor Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, widow. Dated 8 May, 1699 Proved 21 Oct, 1707 (back to top)Mentions, son-in-law, evidently means step son Henry Westaway, sons Laurance, Robert & William Westaway. Daughter Teffaney Coomb, Johan Langmeade, Charity Langmead, John & Alse Westaway son and daughter of Laurance Westaway. William Coombe son of John Coombe, Thomas Arscott, Mary lillicrap and Josias Lillicrap, junr

 

Andrew Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, Yeoman Dated 2 November, 1699 Proved 14 February, 1708 (back to top)Messuage called Lidcott and Hunnicott, Daughter Hanna Pooke, John Grendon of Sampford to be overseer. Sign of Andrew Westaway. Witnesses Robert Raddon, John Brooke, William Pooke.

 

John Westaway of South Tawton Dated 25 Feb 1714 Proved 2 Aug 1715 (back to top)I, John Westawaye the elder of the parish of South Tawton, Devon, husbandman. My body to be buried in decent burial by my executor hereinafter named. And as to the settling of my temporal affairs as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose the same in manner and forme following. That is to saye first I give and bequeath unto my wife Susanna Westawaye all my goods quicke and dead in hose hands and custody the same be and redy money upon those conditions hereinafter expressed. That she sell and dispose of all my goods to the best advantage within six months after my decease and pay all my debts and funeral charges and for that money is left my will and meaning is that my wife Susanna shall have two third parts and my son William the other third part to be paid at the end of one yeare after my decease by my wife Susanna whom I doe make and ordain to be my executor. Mk of John Westawaye. Witnesses mk of John Lethbridge, Elizabeth Oxenham, John Oxenham. Inventory of the goods etc. of John Westaway ye elder of Arscott in the parish of South Tawton valued by John Oxenham & James Powlesland 12 July 1715 value £108. 3s. 6d.

 

John Westaway of Belstone, Yeoman dated 26 Feb 1718 Proved 4 July 1720 (back to top)Sons John Westaway and Richard Westaway, Daughter Joan wife of Andrew Powlesland and their children Andrew & Joan. Daughter Mary wife of John Couch & Mary their daughter, Daughters Thomasin & Dorothy Westaway. Signed John Westaway. Witnesses Henry Seymour, John Tucker, Mary Seymour. 4 July 1720 Proved in A. of Totnes by Richard the son and Executor. Inventory 8 July 1720 by Henry Seymour and Laurence Westaway. £26. 11s. 6d.(John married Mary Coombe)

 

Richard Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, butcher dated 15 December, 1725 Proved 17 Jan. 1726 (back to top)To Aunt Mary Coombe wife of William Coombe. William, son of Laurence Westaway of Belstone, Richard Arscott of Sampford Courtenay living with Richard Newcombe. Item. I give unto Robert Reddaway of Belstone £1, to Uncle William Coombes daughter, to Tamsin Rapson, Amos Rapson of Sampford Courtenay, Joan Rapson, Simon Newcombe, John Langmead, Simon Westaway & John Coombe, sister Joan Powlesland, sister Mary Couch, sister Dorothy Joanes, William son of Wm Coombe, Simon son of Wm. Coombe, Brother in laws, Andrew Powlesland, John Couch, Thomas Joanes. Brother John Westaway. Signed Richard Westaway. Witnesses Wm Yolland, Tamsin Rapson +, Robert Reddaway. Proved in the Arch. Of Totnes 17 Jan 1726 by Wm Coombe the executor. Inventory £22. 4s.

 

Henery Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, yeoman. Dated 15 Feb. 1726 Proved 5 May, 1727 (back to top)Brother-in-law means half brother William Westaway and his five children, brother-in-law, (half brother) Laurence Westaway & his children, John & Elizabeth and his four other children. Robert Reddaway my tenant 20s and to Oliver Reddaway his son £14. To William Reddaway his son £13, to Robert Reddaway £13 all of them under 21. To Joan Reddaway, daughter of said Robert one chest. Charity the said daughter of said Robert both under 21. William Coombe son of Tiffiney Coombe & her son Robert Lee. Margaret Baker & her son John Baker. Richard Steer of South Zeal, John Arscott of South Zeal, Malster. Robert Elicott, Wm Paul, Josias Stephens & Thomas Coombe. Richard Potter of Okehampton, Simon Ruddon, Tamazen Rapson, Ann Ellis. To Charity wife of Robert Reddaway the moiety and half endeal of that messuage called Kings Westaway in Manor of Sticklepath in parish of Sampford Courtenay and I give her the residue, dated 15 February, 1726, Henrie Westaway. Witnesses. Laurence Langmead, John Ballamy, John Medland. Proved in the Arch. Of Totnes 5 May, 1727 by Charity wife of Robert Reddaway.

 

Richard Westaway of South Tawton, Devon - Dated 31st March, 1729 Proved 30th May, 1729 (back to top)

Richard Westaway of the parish of South Tawton, Devon. Doctor of Physick. My body to be decently buried. item. To my wife £6 a year for life to be paid quarterly out of my lands called Lovaton by my heir and executor hereafter named. Also to my said wife my dwelling house lying in the Burrough of South Zeale within the parish aforesaid where Charles White doth now inhabit together with the garden belonging to same. Likewise my two dwelling houses situated in the parish of Sticklepath within the parish of Sampford Courtenay together with the herb garden and appurtances also one standing bed performed and one great chest in the kitchen chamber at Dibhouse and four large pewter dishes such as she thinks fit to choose and my second best crocke and cauldron kettle. Item. To Jane my daughter all my estate right and interest of and in the esate called woodland situated in the parish aforesaid. Together with all appurtances also my right and interest of and in my three dwelling houses in the borough of South Zeale aforesaid with garden & orchard not sot with them and belonging. Also to my said daughter my other dwelling house in the said borough after the decease of her mother with appurtances belonging which said house I have given her mother for life. Likewise I give unto my daughter Jane £100 and one standing bedstead, one great chest now in the little chamber of Dibhouse. In case my said daughter die before she be 21 then to her brother. Item. I give unto my son Richard and to his heirs forever all those lands hereafter mentioned. The land of Dibhouse als Dibbehouse, the land of Brushcombe, the land of Loraton and the land of Collibeer with all appurtances to have and to hold the said lands unto my said son Richard and his heirs forever. Also my estate I have by lease called Town Meadow and Drakes Down, together with all houses and appurtances thereto belonging. Lastly I give and bequeath unto my son all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels credits real and personal estate not otherwise given making my said son sole executor. If my son die unmarried the estate to go to my said daughter. Item. I nominate and appoint Francis Moore the elder of the parish of South Tawton, yeoman Thomas Hole of South Zeale aforesaid, tanner, William Westaway of Coscome, Sampford Courtenay, yeoman & Margery my wife as long as she remain a widow to be guardians in trust for my son. Signed Richard Westaway. Witnessed by Elizabeth Cornet, mk of May Hole, mk of Grace D Westcott, John Damerel. Inventory by Richard Arscott & John Damerel 24 April, 1729 £1049. 19s Admon Bond £2100. Francis Moore sen. of South Tawton, Tanner, Thomas Hole of same, Tanner, William Westaway (Yeoman) of Sampford Courtenay, Margery Westaway of South Tawton, widow, Chris Searle of Exeter, druggist and Benjamin Yeolland of Exeter, butcher, 30 May 1729(Richard Westaway married Margery Gale 2nd May 1716 at South Tawton)

 

William Westawaye of Sampford Courtenay, yeoman Dated 14 April, 1731 Proved 2 June, 1731 (back to top)

Sons Jeremiah, John, William and his child, estate called Dornaford Writs and North Wood, Daughter Margery Allbury Estate called Flishcombe in Okehampton. Daughter Martha Pallmar, Grandson William Pallmar, Daughter Joan Muffet, Son in law Jonas Pallmar, Granddaughter Martha Pallmar. X Wm Westawaie. John Rews (Bewn?)Moses Brock Witnesses. Proved in A. of Totnes 2 June 1731 by William the son and executor. (Goulburn - alias Golberton, part and parcel of the Manor of Dornaford, ref. Calendar of Lethbridge Papers, 1773)

 

John Westaway of Parish of Inwardleigh. Dated 21 Aug 1732 Proved 25 May 1733 (back to top)Brother Jeremie. Brother William & his son & his daughter. Sister Margery Urbery widow. Sister Martha wife of Jonas Palmer of Okehampton. Sister Joan Murfit of Okehampton. Wife Ann Westaway. X John Westaway. Witnesses Ric Nichols, clerk. Eliza Badcock x Proved in A. of Totnes 25 May 1733 by Anne Westaway the executrix.

 

William Westaway of Sampford Courtenay dated 5th December, 1738 - Proved 1739 (back to top)

In the name of God Amen I William Westaway of Coscombe, Sampford Courtenay, Devon, yeoman being in health of body & of perfect and dipposing mind & memory, thanks be given to Almighty God, hereby revocking and making void all & every will and wills by me herebefore and do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: First I recommend my soul to God my creator trusting and hoping thro' this the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Lord & Saviour to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins & to inherit eternal life and my body in hopes of a joyful resurrection I commit to the earth when it shall please God to take me hence to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named. And as for my temporal estate goods and effects I give and dispose thereof as is in hereafter expressed, that is to say I give devise and bequeath unto Dorothy my well beloved wife & to her hiers & assigns all my lands that I have seized in fee of by virtues of several forfeited mortgages subject to redemption in equity. Also I give & bequeath unto her my said wife a sum of £5 sterling from yr Michaelmas Day next after my decease then yearly and every year during the term of her natural life to be paid unto her by quarterly payment free and clear of all deductions for yr land taxw or otherwise howsoever out of my estate called Coscombe in which I now live. And also I give & bequeath unto Dorothy the further sum of £5 yearly & every year to be paid unto her from Michaelmas say next after my decease out of my estate called Winchhill in the parish of Bridestow, Devon and also I give unto her the liberty of ye parlour & parlour chamber of one little house called ye Cyder house belonging yo Coscombe aforesaid together with liberty to go and come to and from the same for & during her natural life. But in case my said wife do no think fit to accept of ye sd parlour and parlour chambers then I give unto her a further sum of 20s yearly out of my estate called Coscombe aforesaid during her natural life, and I do hereby charge my estates called Coscombe and Winchhill effectively for and with ye payment of these several annuities with full power for my sd wife and her assigns to diffrain on ye said estates for the none payment thereof. Also I give and bequeath unto Henry Westaway my son his executors and assigns all my right to my estate called Coscombe with the appurtances to have and to hold same from Michaelmasday next after my decease, thereforth for & during all ye right of estate I have therein subject only to ye annuity aforesaid and parlour, parlour chamber of little house during his mother's life. And likewise I give and bequeath to Henry, my son, £35 to be paid unto him at the end of one year after my decease. But incase said son Henry happen to die before ye £35 shall be payable to him then I give same to his children that shall be then living at the time of his death to be equally divided amongst them. Also I give unto my son Henry the table bord & cupboard now in ye hale, the standing bedstead now in my dairy chamber the great chest now in ye parlour chamberm the caugh trough outside in the little house adjoining to the stone trough, my best brass and stone trough that was in the cyder house, best pewter & ye bottom of the two skillets over the Shippen & Oxhouse at Coscombe together with one sole or slow of ye timber of my old Ox Drags & the remainder of ye term that shall be to come in Madam, Northmore, Coscombe from and after my death. Also I give unto my son John Westaway all my right and estate I have in a messuage or tenement called Winchhill to have and to hold the same unto my son John his executors & assigns. subject to the annuity payable to his mother, and I give & bequeath to my son John £60 to be paid unto him at the end of the year after my decease. Also I give to John a further sum of £5 to be paid unto him when he shall usith ye dwelling house as Combehead and make it tenentable and not before. And likewise I give unto him my bed performed now standing in the parlour chamber by the chest at Coscombe be the great cheese pan, the second best pewter dish with my clock and my tabel board now in the Dairy Chamber, the crock that was bought of Mr Luscombe, one of the coffers in the hall chamber, the two stone troughs in ye court of Coscombe, one sole or plow, two yokes & two strings or chairs, one half hoghead & one pair of horse harrows. Also give & bequeath unto my son William Westaway all my right and title to my estate in Bridestow called Quints tenement to have and to hold ye same after ye decease of my wife unto him my said son William Westaway, his exec. admons and assigns from thereforth for and during all ye right I have therein. And also I give and bequeath unto my son William £110 to be paid to him one year after my decease and likewise I give unto my son William ye other bed in the parlour chamber performed, the table bord in the parlourm the three best milk pans, the best brass crock, two stone troughs in the swine hogs stye, the next best pewter dish, one coffer in ye hall chamber and ye best pair of ox draggers and one half hoghead, the malt mill ye hutch in ye one sole or plow two yokes and ye two strings or chains and my will is my wife shall have the use of the last mentioned bed given to my son William during her natural life, Also I give & bequeath unto my son Jonas Westaway all my right and estate called Combehead within the parish of Sampford Courtenay for and during the term of his natural life if the right so long continue paying unto his brother William 50s yearly and after the decease of my sons Jonas and John I give the moeity thereof unto my son William that his life is now on . And Jonas much as my son Jonas is not capable of managing of his estate or receiving ye unto & profits thereof hereby to him given my will is that my wife shall have full power to receive same and all other legacys hereby given to my son Jonas as long as she pleases during her natural life and the life of Jonas my son for & towards his maintenance. And further my will and meaning is that from and immediately after the death of my wife or sooner if she will not take the care of my son Jonas that my son John shall have and take the rents, issues & profits of ye estate and legacys thereby given to my son Jonas for & towards his maintenance as long as they both shall live. But if John shall die before my son Jonas then my will is that my son William shall receive the rents and profits of the estate Combeshead aforesaid and after ye legacys given to my son Jonas for and towards his maintenance as long as they both shall live, And in case my son Jonas shall outlive my son William then my will is that my son Henry & his assigns shall enjoy ye same towards ye maintenance of my son Jonas during his natural life. Also I give and bequeath unto my sons, Henry, John and William the further sum of £20 unto each of them to be paid at the end of one month after my decease provided each of them pay unto my son Jonas or his mother or such of his brothers as takes care for his maintenance the yearly sum of 20s during his natural life and after the further sum of £5 each of them shall be living at the death of the said Jonas, myson unto someone in trust for my daughter Elizabeth for her separate use exclusive of her husband, and incase either of her brothers die before Jonas then their executives shall pay her the sum of £20 each of them etc. Also I give to Elizabeth the further sum of £30 to be paid after one year after my death. I give to Elizabeth, my daughter one bed performed standing in ye chamber next to ye parlour chamber also ye hanging press in ye same chamber, the next best pewter dish and ye next best milk pan, ye best brass kittle or cauldron and ye next best crock. Also I give & bequeath to my brother, Laurence Westaway 1s and also my best suit of apparel throughout exepting only my great coat. I also give unto my brother Robert Westaway 1s, also I give unto John Damerel of South Tawton ye sum of £5, Also I give unto the poor of Sampford Courtenay 20s the poor of Sticklepath 10s and also the poor of Belstone 10s. I also give and bequeath unto everyone of my grandchildren that shall be living at the time of my decease 10s each. And lastly all ye due to me on account whatsoever, all charges, debts, legacies being fully paid I give to my wife Dorothy my wife, her executors and assigns, And I do also constitute and ordain Dorothy to be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, signed x mark of William Westaway, th5th December, 1738, witnessed by Charles Orchard, Samuel Lang, Richard Marke, jun

 

Laurence Westaway of Belstone, Taylor. Dated 27 March, 1739 Proved 16 May, 1739 (back to top)

Mentions sons John, Simon & William Westaway, daughter Charity Paull, granddaughter Catern Westaway. Signed Laurence Westaway. Witnesses John Backer, John Westaway. Proved in Arch. Of Totnes 16 May, 1739 by William the son and executor.

 

Robert Westaway of Cheriton Bishop dated 12 Jan 1698 Proved 17 June 1742 (back to top)

Robert Westaway of Cheriton Bishop in the county of Devon, Husbandman. Item I give unto Symon Westaway, my brother one shilling. Item I give unto Susanna Westaway my sister one shilling. Item I give unto Andrew Westway my brother one shilling. Item I give unto Matthew Westaway, my brother one shilling. Item I give unto Maud my wife and her heirs forever all my fee simple lands I have in the world. Item All the rest of my goods and chattels not by me formerly given nor bequeathed I do give and bequeath unto Maud my wife whom I ordain and make my whole and sole executor. Sign of Robert Westaway. Marks of Maud Ballyman, Mary Mure and Christopher Skinner.

 

Jeremy Westaway of Sampford Courtenay - 1742 (back to top)

Extract of the Letters of Administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Jeremy Westaway of Sampford Courtenay - 19th May 1742. Granted 19 May 1742 to Martha Palmer of Okehampton widow and Joane Moffat wife of James Moffat. Admon Bond£200. Martha Palmer of Okehampton, widow. Arthur Smale of same, yeoman. Benjamin Warren of same place, taylor, Jacob Nosworthy Witness

 

Dorothy Westaway of Coscombe, Sampford Courtenay, Widow. Dated 31 January 1739 Proved 23 November, 1742 (back to top)

Mentions son Henry and his children & wife Ann, sons William & John Westaway. Daughter Elizabeth Westaway & her intended husband, Mary daughter of John Damerel of South Tawton. Catherine & Mary daughters of my nephew, John Westaway. Signed Dorothy Westaway. Witnesses, Joan Vogwill, Elizabeth Damerel, John Damerel. Proved in Arch. Of Totnes 23 Nov. 1742 by John Westaway, the son & executor.

 

William Westaway of Barnstaple Dated 6 Jan 1743 (back to top)

Letters and administration of the goods and chattels of William Westaway of Barnstaple, granted 6 Jan 1743 to Mary Clark of Crediton, widow, mother of deceased. Bond £500 Mary Clark of Crediton, widow, John Tucker of same, yeoman, John Pooke of same, yeoman. Witnesses Thomas Mundy & Francis Hill. Deceased is described as a "staymaker".

 

Henry Westaway of Sampford Courtenay. Dated 26 July, 1763. Proved 17 Jan. 1764 (back to top)

Henry Westaway of Coscombe, Sampford Courtenay, Devon, yeoman. My body to christian burial. To my deare wife Anne Westaway the use of my best bed performed in the parlour chamber of my dwelling house at Corscombe for her life. Also the occupation and enjoyment of the parlour and parlour chamber and the little house adjoining parcell of the said dwelling house at Corscombe aforesaid. If my right and interest in the said messuage and tenement so long endure. Also an annuity of £10. to my said wife and I charge all my lands and estates both freehold and leasehold with the payment thereof. Also I give to my brother John Westaway one annuity or yearly sum of £5 payable out of said estates during the life of Sarah my daughter, wife of John Ellis in trust for the use of my said daughter Sarah. Also to my daughter Mary wife of Richard Hill of Coleridge £50 two years after my decease. Also to my daughter Anne Westaway £4 annuity until 21. Also to my said daughter Anne £100 when 21. Also one bed performed in the hall chamber of the house I now live in. Also to poor labourers and inhabitants of Sampford Courtenay as have no relief from the parish 20s. To (the same) in the village of Sticklepath 10s. To (the same) in the parish of Sampford Courtenay 10s/ Also all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whereof and wherein I am seized in fee or any other estates of inheritance I give and bequeath unto my three sons William, John & Simon Westaway, their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common. Also all my leasehold estates, goods, chattells, mortgages, bills, bonds, moneys, stock. And I constitute ordain and appoint them my sole executors. Signes Henry Westaway. Witnesses John Arscott, Robt Lee, Ben. Eastabrooke. Inventory take 11 August 1763 by John Westaway & George Lacy of Sampford Courtenay. £1052. 2s. 0d

 

Simon Westaway of Sampford Courtenay Dated 12 October, 1779 (back to top)

Letters of Administration of the goods and chattels of Simon Westaway of Sampford Courtenay dated 12th Oct. 1779. Granted 12 October 1779 to Anne Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, widow and relict of the deceased. Admon Bond £500 Ann Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, widow, William Westaway of Belstone, Richard Seldon of Okehampton, cordwainer. Witness Richard Hernaman.

 

Will of John Westaway of Reddaway in the Parish of Sampford Courtenay January 1783 (back to top)

I leave all to my wife Mary for and during the term of her natural life. messuage and tenement called Broomball situated in Bridestow Messuage and tenement called Coombe in Sampford Courtenay Messuage and tenement known by Southay in Sampford Courtenay dated 12 day of January 1782. I leave all to my wife Mary for and during the term of her natural life, messuage and tenement called Broomball situated in Bridestow. Messuage and tenement called Coombe in Sampford Courtenay. Messuage and tenement known by Southay in Sampford Courtenay. After her death I give and bequeath unto William Westaway the son of my brother Henry Westaway - Southay. I give and bequeath unto John Westaway the son of my brother Henry Westaway-Southay, Broomball I give and bequeath unto Simon Westaway son of my brother Henry Westaway -Southay I give and bequeath unto Jane Westaway, Dorothy Westaway, Elizabeth Westaway, Joan Westaway and Alice Westaway daughters of my brother William five pounds and twelve shillings each to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Broomball by my nephew John. I give and bequeath unto Sarah Ellis daughter of my brother Henry Westaway an annuity of thirty shillings yearly to be paid out of the prifits of Broomball. I give and bequeath unto the said John Westaway, son of my brother Henry all that messuage and tenement known by the name of Coombe in the parish of Sampford Courtenay immediately after the death of my wife Mary. I give and bequeath unto Henry Westaway son of my nephew Simon Westaway an annuity of four pounds yearly to be paid him out of the profits of Coombe Head I give and bequeath to Mary Westaway and Dorothy Westaway daughters of my nephew Simon Westaway an annuity out of the profits of Coombe Head. It is my will that John Westaway shall be trustee for the said Henry Westaway, Mary Westaway and Dorothy Westaway until they attain their respective years of twenty one. I order and direct that the said John Westaway shall from time to time expend and layout such parts of the said annuities for their education and maintenance as he shall think proper. I give and devise unto William Westaway son of my brother Henry Westaway the messuage and tenement called Higher Coscombe and the moeity of the messuage and tenement called Lower Coscombe lying in the parish of Sampford Courtenay. It is my will that the said William Westaway and John Westaway the present tenants shall have and hold the said premises during the natural life of my wife Mary at the same rent as they now pay her. It is my will that the said John Westaway the present tenant shall hold that part of the said premises two years after the death of my wife. He paying onto the said William Westaway the same rent he now pays. I give and bequeath unto John Westaway son of my nephew Simon Westaway one clear annuity of five pounds to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Higher Corscombe during the term of his natural life and it is my will that William Westaway shall be a trustee for John until he reaches the age of 21 years.I give and bequeath unto Sarah Ellis my niece one clear annuity of three pounds yearly to be paid out of the profits of Higher and Lower Coscombe for her natural life.I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway the widow of my brother William Westaway, five shillings I give and bequeath unto John Westaway the son of my brother Henry Westaway the messuage or farm called Wickington and the messuage or cottage called Tawsmoor in the parish of South Tawton ,immediately after my wife's death for himself and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath unto Jane Westaway, Dorothy Westaway, Elizabeth Westaway, Joan Westaway and Alice Westaway daughters of my brother William Westaway one clear annuity to be paid quarterly out of the profits Wickington for their natural lives.I give and bequeath unto George Ellis the son of the said Sarah Ellis one clear annuity of three pounds yearly out of the profits of Wickington and Taw for his natural life. It is my will is that each of them, Jane, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Joan and Alice Westaway and George Ellis shall bear pay and discharge of this annuity and that John Westaway shall be discharged of all expenses.I give to my sister Elizabeth Lacy five pounds to be paid her a year after my death. I give and bequeath unto Iny nephew George Lacy thirty five pounds to be paid him one year after my death. I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Lacy twenty five pounds. I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Howard twenty pounds to be paid her a year after my death. I will and bequeath unto my niece Jane Newcombe twenty pounds I give and bequeath unto William Westaway of Pristacott one guinea I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Bridestow, the parish of Sampford Courtenay and the parish of South Tawton. I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Belstone 10 shillings. Signed John Westaway. Witnesses David Vallance William Dennaford, M. Brock. Codicil Whereas in my will I have given and bequeathed unto John Westaway the son of my nephew Simon Westaway one clear annuity of five pounds out of Higher and Lower Coscombe , I do hereby revoke and make void the said annuity of five pounds and I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said John Westaway the son of my nephew Simon one clear annuity of four pounds yearly to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Higher and Lower Coscombe. The first quarter to be paid after the death of my wife Mary and Simon Ellis and it is my will that my nephew William Westaway shall be trustee for the said John Westaway until he shall attain the age of twenty one years. I order and direct that William Westaway frol11 til11e to time expend and layout such annuity for his education and maintenance. Whereas in my said will I have given and bequeathed unto my niece Sarah Ellis one clear annuity of three pounds to be paid quarterly out of the profits of Lower and Higher Coscombe for her natural life I do now ratify and confirm this. I give and bequeath unto Anne Hill, Mary Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Matthew Hill, Richard Hill, John Hill and George Hill sons and daughters of Richard Hill of Coleridge ten shillings. I hereby declare order and appoint give and devise and bequeath all and every such goods, chattles and effects whatsoever if my wife dies intestate to my two nephews John Westaway and William Westaway sons of my brother Henry Westaway to be equally divided between them share and share alike, to hold the same unto my said two nephews John and William Westaway, their heirs and assigns forever. dated 20th day of October, 1783 witnessed John Babbedge, Willmot Staffick, M Brock.

 

William Westaway of Belstone. Dated 16 feb 1784. Proved 16 May 1784 (back to top)

William Westaway of Belstone, Devon, yeoman. Body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors. Item. To my niece Elizabeth Radford 2s. 6d. Item. To my maid servant 10s. Item. To Ann Westaway, Susanna Westaway & William Westaway daughters & son of my brother Simon Westaway all shares parts and dividends that shall become due to me out of the goods and effects of William Frost late of Trecott in the parish of Sampford Courtenay deceased equally between them. Item. To William Westaway son of the said Simon my late brother my clock and case to be delivered to him at 16. Igive to John Lacy all the dung that shall be in my court at the time of my death for the standing of the said clock and case until the said William Westaway shall attain the age of 16 years. Also to the said William £3 to be paid him in six months after my decease. I also give to the said William all my wearing apparel both linen and woollen. Item. To Elizabeth Lampey 1s. Item To Ann Westaway & Betsy Westaway daughters of my said brother Simon 20s each. Item. To Joan Westaway, wife of John Lacy 20s. Item. To Elizabeth wife of Simon Westaway of Belstone 20s. Item. To Anne Westaway & Alice Westaway £3 each. All the rest and residue I give to Mary Lee of Okehampton, widow & Susanna Westaway daughter of said Alice W

 

1786 Simon Westaway, Mariner'

 

Will of Mary Westaway wife of John Westaway dated 29 April 1781 proved 1793 (back to top)

In the name of God Amen I Mary Westaway of the parish of Sampford Courtenay in the County of Devon widow and relict of the late John Westaway do constitute this to be my last will and testament. I give and bequeath unto John Westaway at Reddaway my nephew the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid him half a year after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto Simon Westaway at Belstone my nephew the sum of one hundred pounds whereof he owes me forty pounds So my executor is to pay him but sixty pounds unless he pays me the forty pounds he owes me before I die. Also I give and bequeath to Sarah Ellis my cousin the sum of five guineas to be paid her a half year after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto George Ellis son of Sarah the sum of three guineas.I give to George Lacey at Hill, my nephew the sum of two guineas. I give and bequeath unto John Sacoyat Langabeer my nephew two guineas. I give and bequeath to Mary Howard wife of Walter Howard my niece two guineas. I give and bequeath unto my cousin John Westaway`s eight children two guineas a piece. I give and bequeath to my cousin Simon Westaway`s five children two guineas each. I give and bequeath unto my cousin William Westaway`s children two guineas a piece. I give and bequeath to Elisabeth, (otherwise Betty) Hill that now lives with me her brothers and sisters a half guinea a piece.I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway, widow relict of the late William Westaway the sum of five shillings. I give and bequeath unto each one of Mary Westaway`s children two guineas a piece. I give and bequeath unto Jane Westaway daughter of the said Mary Westaway my flowered silk gown to be delivered to her without being damaged.I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway daughter of Simon Westaway my cousin my blue silk dress to be delivered without damage. Also it is my will that the money each of my nephews John and Simon Westaway do owe me should be paid or deducted from the amount left to them. Also lastly I bequeath and devise unto William Westaway at Coscombe, my nephew all the rest residue and remainder of my goods and chattels. I do nominate said William to be my sole executor. Witnessed William Langmead and Elizabeth Coombe widow. I give and bequeath unto John Brock who married Mary Hill my cousin one shilling and further that if William Westaway of Coscombe whould happen to die before me then it is my will that John Westaway at Reddaway my cousin shall be my executor. Dated 29th April, 1791.

 

Elizabeth Westaway of Sampford Courtenay Dated 1820 (back to top)

In the name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Westaway, of the Parish of Sampford Courtenay in the County of Devon, Widow, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, praised be God for the same, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, (that is to say), In the first place I give unto Joanna Woodley, daughter of my brother, William Woodley, my Blue Cotton Gown and also One Pound Sterling out of a certain sum of Money now due to me from Mrs. Mary Hill, to be paid to her by my Executor hereinafter named immediately after he has received the full amount of the said sum now due to me. I give unto Mary Savery, daughter of my said brother, William, all the rest of my clothes and also One Pound Sterling out of the said sum of Money now due to me from Mrs Mary Hill, to be paid at the same time and on the same conditions that Joanna Woodley's Money is to be paid. I give unto Joanna Woodley, wife of Mark Woodley, the sum of One Pound Sterling out of the said sum of Money now due to me from Mrs. Mary Hill, to be paid at the same time and in the same terms as the other two are to be paid. I give unto Elizabeth Savery, daughter of the above named Mary Savery, my silver watch, to remain in the possession of my Executor till she arrives at or attains the age of twenty one years, and then to be delivered to her if she so long live. I give unto Mary Savery, daughter of the above-named Mary Savery, my Gold Ring to be delivered to her immediately after my death. I give unto John Woodley, illegitimate son of the above-named Joanna Woodley, now living at Fullaford in this Parish, one Clothes Chest, to be delivered to him immediately after my death, and my desire is that it shall be carried to the house where he resides, and not to be left in the care of any other person. All the rest, residue, and remainder of my Goods, Money, Securities for Money,Chattels and effects of what nature or kindsoever that I shall die possessed of or entitled unto, I give and bequeath the same unto William Woodley, son of my brother William Woodley, charging the same nevertheless, with the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses. And I do nominate constitute and appoint him the said William Woodley, my nephew, sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all and every other Will or Wills at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my Last Will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of March in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty. Elizabeth Westaway - Her Mark

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John Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, Devon dated 11th January, 1828 , proved 1828 (back to top)

I, John Westaway of Reddaway in the Parish of Sampford Courtenay, in the County of Devon, Yeoman, being of a sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. I Give, devise and bequeath unto my Son, William Westaway, All that my Messuage and Tenement with its Appurtenances called or commonly known by the name of Wickinton. And also all that Messuage and Tenement called or commonly known by the name of Taw alias Taw Moors, both of which said Messuages and Tenements are situate lying an being in the parish of Southtawton in the County of Devon. To hold the same unto and to the use of my said son, William Westaway. his Heirs and Assigns for ever. And I do charge the same with the payment of a certain sum of money secured thereon or on part thereof and payable to Mr. Thomas Heathman. And also with the payment of a certain Annuity out of my said Estate called Wickinton to my Son, John Westaway, hereinafter by me made payable. Also I give and bequeath unto my Son, the said William Westaway, All those my Messuages and Tenements or Lands called Broomball, Fern park, and Longpark, situate lying and being in the parish of Bridestowe in the said County of Devon for and during all my right and Interest therein, chargeable nevertheless with the Legacies or Annuities hereinafter by me made payable out of the same. Also I Give and bequeath unto my Son, Andrew Snell Westaway. All that Messuage and Tenement called Great Cross park situate in the said parish of Bridestowe for and during all my right and Interest therein, Subject nevertheless to the following proviso, (that is to say), Provided always and I do hereby declare it to (Sgd) John Westaway Be my Will that if my said Son, Andrew Snell Westaway, should happen to die without issue of his Body lawfully begotten, living at the time of his death, and the Sum and Interest in the said Estate called Great Cross park should not then be expired, That then and in that case I Give and bequeath the said Estate called Great Cross park to my Son, Richard Snell Westaway, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns during all the then right and Interest therein. Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Son, Richard Snell Westaway-, All those my Messuages and Tenements called Brimbleham and Longridge, situate lying and being in the said parish of Bridestowe for and during all my right and Interest therein, Subject nevertheless, and liable to the payments of the Legacies or Annuities by me hereinafter made payable out of the same. And I do hereby charge and make liable my said Estate called Wickinton in the hands of my said Son, William Westaway, his Heirs & Assigns, with the payment of the sum of Ten pounds a year by equal quarterly payments unto my son, John Westaway, for and during the Term of his natural life. Also I do hereby charge and make liable my aforesaid Estates called Broomball Fern Park and Long Park in the hands of my said Son, William Westaway, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns, with the payment of the sum of Fifteen pounds a year to be paid by equal quarterly payments unto my Daughter, Mary Powlesland, for and during the Term of her natural life, if my right therein shall so long continue. And also from and after the death of my said Daughter, Mary Powlesland, with the payment of three several Annuities of five pounds each unto my three Grand Daughters Ann Powlesland, Eliza Powlesland and Harriet Powlesland, for and during the respective Terms of their natural lives, if my right therein shall so long continue. The first quarterly payment thereof to commence at the end of one quarter of a year after the death of their said, Mother, Mary Powlesland, and not to be payable before. And also with the further payment of fifteen pounds a year by equal quarterly payments unto my Daughter, Ann Buckingham, during the Term of her natural life, if my right therein shall so long continue. And I do hereby charge the said Estates called Brimbleham and Longridge in the hands of my said Son, Richard Snell Westaway, with the payment of the Annuity or yearly sum of Fifteen pounds by equal quarterly payments unto my son, Henry Westaway, for and during the Term of his natural life, if my right therein shall so long continue. And I do hereby further charge my aforesaid Estates called Brimbleham and Longridge in the hands of my said son Richard Snell Westaway, immediately on my decease with the payment of the sum of Three hundred pounds. to my son, George Westaway, if not paid before, or so much thereof as shall at my death be unpaid, as in my judgement there is that sum due from my said Son, Richard Snell Westaway, to me and my said Son, George Westaway, And I charge the said Estates called Brimbleham and Longridge so given to my said Son, Richard Snell Westaway, with the payment thereof or so much thereof as shall at my decease remain unpaid, any payments in discharge of any part thereof to be proved by Receipts given for the same since the date of this my will. And I do further charge my aforesaid Estates called Brimbleham and Longbridge with the payment of Ten pounds a year by equal quarterly payments unto my Daughter, Dorothy Westaway, for and during the Term of her natural life, if my right therein shall so long continue. And I do hereby declare that in case either of the said Annuities so chargeable on my said Estates called Wickinton, Broomball, Fernpark, Long park, Brimbleham and Longbridge, and made payable respectively to my Sons, John Westaway and Henry Westaway, and to my Daughters, Mary Powlesland and Dorothy Westaway, and to my Grand Daughters, Ann Powlesland, Eliza Powlesland, and Harriet Powlesland, shall be behind and unpaid by the space of forty days next after either quarter day on which the same is hereby made payable, and which quarter day I do hereby declare shall begin to run from the day of my death - (except the Annuities given to my Grand Daughters) - and no sufficient visible distress or distresses shall be found or can or may be taken in or from the respective Estate or Estates out of which such annuity is hereinbefore made payable it shall and maybe lawful for the person or persons entitled thereto, or their respective Assigns, into and upon the said Estate or Estates out of which their respective Annuity is to be issuing and payable as aforesaid, or into any part or parts thereof, to enter and distrain for such Annuity or so much thereof as shall be then in Arrear and unpaid, and the distress and distresses then and there found, and taken to lead, drive, carry away, and impound and in pound to detain and keep until such Annuity and Annuities and all arrears thereof, and all costs, charges, and expences relating to and attending such distress and distresses, shall be fully satisfied and paid, and in default thereof in due time after such distress or distresses shall be so taken to appraize and sell and dispose of, or otherwise to demean therein, according to Law in like manner as distresses taken for rent reserved by Lease or common demise to the end and intent that thereby the said person or persons so interested therein may be fully satisfied and paid, the said Annuity or Annuities and all arrears thereof, and all costs, charges, and expences relating to or attending the recovering or obtaining payment of the same. Also I Give and bequeath unto my dear wife my best bed, and likewise her dwelling or residence unmolested in one of the dwelling-houses on Cross Estate - hereinafter devised to my Son, George Westaway, for and during the Term of her natural life or widowhood. And I do hereby further declare it to be my Will and meaning that in case either of my Sons, John Westaway, Henry Westaway, William Westaway, Andrew Snell Westaway, or Richard Snell Westaway, shall attempt to go to Law with my son George Westaway, to whom the residue of my property is hereinafter given, touching or concerning any portion of the property hereby by me given, devised or bequeathed to him, that then, and in that case, every Gift, devise, or bequest, hereinbefore by me made for the benefit of such Son, shall be absolutely void, and the benefit or advantage which he or they would otherwise receive, shall go to my said Son, George Westaway, his Heirs, Executors or Administrators, and be considered as if the Estate property or Legacy or Annuity had been originally given to him or them. And all the rest, residue, and remainder of my Messuages, Tenements, . Lands, Hereditaments, and premises, whether in possession, remainder, reversion, or expectancy monies, Securities for money, goods, Chattels, implements of husbandry, and all other the property of which I shall die possessed of whatever nature or description the same may be, I hereby give, devise, and bequeath unto, and to the use and absolute behoof and benefit of my said Son, George Westaway, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns for ever. And I do hereby charge the same in his possession with the payment of the Bond given on my marriage with my said Wife. And also with the payment of my just Debts and Funeral and Testamentary Expences. And I do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint, my said Son, George Westaway, whole and Sole Executor and residuary Legatee of this my Will, hereby revoking all former and other Will and Wills, Codicil and Codicils, by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this and this only to be taken as and for my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have to this my Will contained in six sheets of paper - to the first five sheets hereof set my hand, and to this sixth and last sheet hereof my hand and seal this Twenty eighth day of December in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and twenty four. Sealed, published, and declared by the said John Westaway as and for his last Will and Testarnent, in the presence of Us, who at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses William Burd Getty, Okehampton, Emanuel Newcombe, Thomas Bridges This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me, John Westaway of Reddaway in the parish of Sampford Courtenay in the County of Devon, Yeoman, and which I direct shall be taken as part thereof. Whereas I have by my said Will given a Leasehold Estate called Brimbleham in Bridestow, Devon, held by me for 99 years, determinable on the deaths of my two sons, Henry & Richard Snell Westaway, unto my said Son, Richard Snell Westaway, he paying thereout an Annuity to my said Henry for his life, and the sum of three hundred pounds to my Son, George, Now, instead of the sum of three hundred pounds, I have so given and bequeathed to my said Son, d, I do hereby revoke the same And I do hereby give him, my said Son, George, the sum of Five hundred pounds, and I do direct that the same sum shall be raised on, and paid by my said Son, Richard Snell Westaway, out of the said Estate called Brimbleham, and I do hereby charge the same sum of five hundred pounds thereon. And whereas I have lately contracted for the purchase of three-fourths of a freehold Estate in Sampford Courtney called Reddaway, in which I now live, and the crops growing thereon; but the Conveyance thereof has not yet been executed, tho' part of the purchase money has been paid, & now I do hereby give and devise the said three-fourths of the said Estate, and all benefit of the said Contract unto, and to the Use of my said Son. George Westaway. his heirs and Assigns, for ever - but I do hereby direct that this remainder of the purchase money shall be raised and paid by my said Son, George Westaway, his Heirs or Assigns, out of his and their own monies and property. And lastly I do hereby direct that the expences of proving my said Will shall be paid equally by all my Children who take a beneficial Interest in my property under the same Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, the eleventh day of January. one thousand eiqht hundred and twentv eiaht. Sealed, published and declared by the) said John Westaway as a Codicil to his) last Will & Testament, in the presence of ) Us who, at his request and in his presence, ) and in the presence of each other, have) Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto (Sgd) John Westaway - Wm. Benson, Jno. Adams, Elizabeth Adams

 

John Westaway, Okehampton, Wheelright - 1834. (back to top)

Wife: Elizabeth. sister Mary Lacey Westaway; bro. William Westaway. George Westaway and Mary Westaway of Belstone. Premises: Bulacroft and Tuckers Parks between Exbourne and Sampford Courtenay; in occupation of Samuel Crocker & William Netherway. Bequeath all toHenry Holloway of Okehampton, father of my wife, Elizabeth in trust for my daughter Ann Westaway until she reaches 21 years. Witnessed by Thomas Brown, Mr. Moore, Robert Brockler - all of Okehampton. Effects under £100

Comment: John Westaway had been married to Elizabeth Holloway on 4 May 1831: and daughter, Ann, bp 20 May 1832, at Ebenezer Chapel, Independent. Mary Lacey Westaway appears on the IGI as bp 3 Jul 1804, the daughter of John & Mary Westaway, Ñe Lacey.

 

John Westaway of Bradworthy, Devon - Dated 12th July, 1834. (back to top)

Proved 11 February 1837 In the name of God, Amen. I, John Westaway, of the parish of Bradworthy and County of Devon, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament,and as touching such worldly things wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I hereby give bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner & form. First I give to my son Francis the sum of Six pounds. Also I give to my son William the sum of twelve pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of Six pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Athalia the sum of Six pounds. All the above given Legacies shall be paid by my undernamed Executors in twelve months after my decease. Also I give to my son-in-law, Richard Walter, all the Fee Simple and Inheritance of all that field or close of land called or known by the name of North South Hill Marsh, part of Drews Tenement in the parish of Bradworthy, To him and his heirs and assigns for ever with the power of doing with it what he may think proper, And shall not be subject to the payment of Church-rates, poor Rates, nor Highway rates for ever for the said Close of Land. Also I give to my beloved Wife Mary Westaway the Sum of twelve pounds yearly, and every year during her life Six pounds of which to be paid her out of Drews Tenement after North South Hill Marsh is taken from it and other reserves as below, and the other six pounds to be paid her out of my Estate called Honnacotts both situate in the parish of Bradworthy. This request shall be paid her quarterly if demanded, and in case of any defaulter or neglect of payment for more than a quarter of a year of a quarter's payment after my decease becoming due, I hereby authorize and empower the said Mary, or by her attorney, to distrain upon the goods and chattels on each of the said Estates above named for the recovery of the quarterly payment of the annuity above given, as often as the case may require. Also the house called Crumbs in the village of Bradworthy town, Together with a Garden and Orchard adjoining, with a right of Common on Bradworthy Moor, so long as the said Mary shall happen to live. Also as much and as many of my household goods as she may think proper to take, but not to exceed the value of seven pounds. Also I give to my son Mark All the Fee Simple and Inheritance of all my Freehold Estate called Drews Tenement, with a right of common on Bradworthy Moor situate in the parish of Bradworthy, Except that Field reserved to Richard Walter, and Crumbs house, Garden and Orchard so long as the said Mary Westaway shall live, to him and his heirs and Assignes for ever, with the power of doing with it what he may think proper subject to the payment of a sum of money as mortgage on the said premises and also subject to the discharging and paying of all Legacies and yearly annuities given out of it as within contained and also subject to the discharging and paying of all Church Rates, poor Rates and High-way Rates that the within named North South Hill Marsh shall be forever assessed in or subject to pay, but by default or neglect of payment of the several taxes and assessments justly levied on the above-named field of land I hereby author-ise and empower the Church Wardens, Overseers, and Surveyors of the highways of the parish of Bradworthy to distrain upon the Goods and Chattels found on the other part of Drews Tenement, for the recovery of payment as often as need shall require. Also I give to my two Grandsons, sons of Ann and John Westaway (namely) Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway, All the fee simple and Inheritance of all my Freehold Estate called Honnacotts jointly Except that field held on Mortgage by Christopher Harris, being part of the aforesaid Honnacotts with a right of Common on Bradworthy Moor, To them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever with their being under the control of guardian or Trust as within described. Also further subject through that trust to the payment of all Legacies and yearly Annuities which shall be above or within contained Together subject to the payment of a note of hand given by me to Mr. William Turner of Twenty pounds and Interest, and to Mrs. Gifford of Five pounds and Interest. Also I give my Grandson, Thomas Westaway, son of John and Ann Westaway, the sum of two pounds. Also I give to Mary, Athalia, Ann, Georgianna and Grace, All Daughters of the said Ann and John Westaway, the sum of two pounds each of them and to be paid them, all those six last given legacies out of my Freehold Estate called Honnacotts as above named.....John Westaway...As they shall severally arrive to the full age of twenty one years and I hereby nominate and appoint William Routly of Kilkhampton as Guardian and Trust for the within named Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway, sons of Ann and John Westaway. And I hereby authorise and empower him to receive all Rents and profits and to pay and discharge all yearly Annuities and Legacies as within bequeathed as they severally shall become due, before they are all paid and settled, and to transact all their business of whatever kind or nature it may consist of. Also I give to my son, John, All the fee simple and Inheritance of all the Great and Sheaf Tithe on my Estate above named called Honnacotts. Also the fee simple and Inheritance of All the Great and Sheaf Tithe of a field called Mill Park, near the village of Bradworthy Town, to him and his heirs and Assigns for ever, with the power of doing with it what he may think proper. Also a House called Yeo's house with two Gardens adjoining, and about three Quarters of an Acre of Land in the Middle part of a field called Mill park near the village of Bradworthy Town with a right of Common on Bradworthy Moor, so long as such right shall continue therein, subject to paying conventionary Rent and other Incumbrances lawfully imposed thereon. But in case my Wife, Mary Westaway, shall exact of the one third of the value of my land (If not Dower barred) to her own use and benefit, then in that case she shall not be Intitled to any part of the within bequeathed sum of twelve pounds a year. Also I give the fee simple and Inheritance of all my Freehold Houses and Lands which is not hereinbefore given to my son, Mark, and my two Grandsons called Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway, both sons of Ann and John Westaway jointly, To them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever. Also I give all the remainder of my Goods, chattles, properties, profits and possessions, (in any wise) appertaining to me, to my son Mark, and my two Grandsons, Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway, both sons of Ann and John Westaway, whom I hereby constitute, make, and ordain, the whole and Sole Executors jointly of this my last Will and Testament written in two connected sheets of paper, with my signature on the bottom of first sheet. My Earnest request that my Will as is herein expressed shall be faithfully fulfilled by paying all my just depts, my funeral Expenses and provinging this Will - Ratifying and con-firming this to be my last and no other, In Witness hereunto fixed my hand and seal this twelvth day of July one thousand Eight hundred and thirty four. Signed by John Westaway. Seal Witnesses. William Routly, Ann Ashton, The Mark X of Grace Routley. Testator died 30 January, 1837.Effects sworn under £50

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John Westaway of Ashburton, Devon. Dated 14th September, 1838 (back to top)

I, John Westaway, of Ashburton in the County of Devon, Woolcomber, do hereby make my last Will and Testament as follows:- I give and bequeath to my son John Westaway the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid to him when he attains his age of Twenty one years, and I also give to him my watch and wearing Apparel. I give and bequeath to my Daughter, Ann Westaway the sum of Thirty Pounds and to my Daughter,Jane Westaway the sum of Fifty Pounds to be paid to them when and as soon as they shall attain their respective ages of twenty one years. All the residue of my property Real and Personal of whatever nature or description, the same may be (including the Leasehold Dwellinghouse & premises which I now occupy) I give and bequeath to my Dear Wife Maria Westaway for and during and so long only as she remains my widow (subject nevertheless to the payment of the Legacies above-mentioned and in case of her second marriage then I hereby direct that all my said property shall be sold and disposed of by my Brothers-in-Law, Henry Mears and Hugh Mugridge of Ashburton aforesaid, Cabinet Maker, if they or they or the Survivor of them shall consider it expedient so to do in such way and manner as they shall think best and for the best price or prices that can be obtained for the same, and the monies arising therefrom I hereby direct shall be paid unto and equally divided between my Six Children share and share alike on their attaining their several and respective ages of twenty one years and, in the meantime, I direct that such monies shall be laid out on such Securities at Interest as my said trustees shall deem advisable. But in case the Interest arising therefrom shall not be sufficient for the maintenance or wants of my said Children, then my said trustees shall be at liberty to expend such part of the Principal as they may deem necessary for that purpose. In case my Daughter, Ann, shall wish to be brought to any Business then I direct that my said wife or my said trustees as the case may be shall advance such part part of the Legay herein before given her as may be necessary for that purpose. I hereby further direct that my said Wife shall maintain & educate all my said Children until they are respectively able to get their Living. I hereby appoint my said Wife, during her Widowhood only and the said Henry Meers and Hugh Mugridge sole Exors. in Trust of this my Will and Guardians of my said Children during their Minority. In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this Fourteenth day of September, 1838.John Westaway.

 

Will of Elizabeth Westaway d.12th June 1839. (back to top)

I, Elizabeth Westaway of Union Street, East Stonehouse in the County of Devon, being weak in body but of sound

 

William Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, Devon. Will dated 29/1/1796 - died Oct 1840 (back to top)

In the name of God amen, I, William Westaway of Corscombe in the parish of Sampford Courtenay, Devon, yeoman being in good health and of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this present mortal life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping thro' the merits and intercession of my saviour Jesus Christ to obtain pardon for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix herein after named. Also I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Westaway all that messuage tenement called Middle Corscombe and tenement called North Corscombe laying and being in the parish of Sampford Courtenay to hold the said premises with their and every of their appurtences unto the said John Westaway his heirs and assigns forever immediately after my death nevertheless subject to such debt as are herein mentioned and expressed that is to say half of the annuities that is due to John Westaway the son of Simon Westaway as long as he liveth. Also I give and bequeath to my son William Westaway all that moyity or halfin deal of Higher Corscombe and all that moyity or halfin deal of Lower Corscombe nevertheless subject to such debt as are herein after mentioned and expressed that is to say half of the annuities that is due to John Westaway the son of Simon Westaway as long as he liveth my meaning is my two sons John & William Westaway shall pay half of the annuities each everytime tis due Now those to moyity I give to my son William Westaway to him the same premises with thire and every of their appurtances and the said William Westaway his heirs and assigns forever immediately after my death. Also I give to my daughter Susanna Westaway all that messuage and tenement called South Corscombe immediately after my death with thire and every of thire appurtances unto the said Susanna Westaway her heirs and assigns forever. Also I give to my dearly beloved wife all that moyity called Clyson and all my goods and chattles that I be posest of I do make and ordain she to be my sole executrix, now if my executrix should die without a will my three children, John, William & Susanna Westaway shall have all my goods and chattles that I be posest of to be shared equal a like and I do hereby uterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and be bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hear unto set my hand and seal this 29th day of January, 1796. Signed William Westaway (with seal) Witnesses Thomas Jackman, John Upright.

This will seems never to have been proved when William died aged 99 years and 8 months in October, 1840. The copy was taken from the original which was found in an old 16 century chest which the Avery family had. The will seems to have been written by William as the handwriting is the same as his signature and includes his spelling mistakes - see also his will 1811)

 

William Westaway Sampford Courtenay dated 19th July, 1843. Proved 24th July 1843 (back to top)

Name of God Amen. The last will and Testament of William Westaway, higgler of the parish Sampford Courtenay, Devon, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make my will in manner following. I give and bequeath unto Mary Westaway my wife all that I do possess until all my children shall arrive the full age of twenty one years. And after that my wife to have her third and whatever there may be left to be equally divided between all my children that shall then be left to share and share alike. And lastly I constitute Mary Westaway my beloved wife to be my whole and sole executrix paying all my just debts and discharging my all my funeral expences as witness my hand and seal this 19th day of July 1843 revocking all former will or wills by me made. x mark of William Westaway. Witnessed by James Cook, George Quick

 

James Westaway of Tavistock, Devon Dated 6th June, 1845. Proved 27th September, 1845 (back to top)

In the name of God amen I James Westaway of Tavistock, Devon, late a druggist and grocer but now retired from business being in health of body and of sound mind, manner and understanding Praised be to God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. I give devise and bequeath unto my friends Richard Dennis of Tavistock, cabinet maker and Walter Willcock of the same place grocer and now a tenant of mine all my many secutities for money, goods, chattels estates and effects several leasehold houses and all my property of whatnature or kind soever and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death and I do nominate and constitute and appoint my said trustees Richard Dennis and Walter Willcock sole executors of this my last will or wills at anytime hereafore by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament that is to say upon trust nevertheless to say the whole of the Income arising therefrom unto my beloved wife Mary Westaway her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from me immediately after her decease my wish and meaning is for my said trustees to pay the income arising from the whole of my property unto my daughter Elizabeth or her assigns now the wife of Joseph Long for and during the term of her natural life and not to be subject to the debts or control of her present or any husband and her receipt alone shall be a sufficient discharge to my said trustees and from and immediately after her decease my will is that they the said Richard Dennis and Walter Willcock my said trustees or the survivor of them and their executors and administrators shall pay unto the said Joseph Long for and during the term of his natural life the summ of £1 and 10s weekly and every week and the remainder of the income arising from my property after the weekly payment to the said Joseph Long, my will and meaning is for my said trustees to let the same accumulate for the benefit of all the children of my daughter the said Elizabeth Long share and share alike and if but one child to pay the same to him or her etc. Witnessed by Richard Walters of Tavistock, attorney of law, John Long, Grocer, Tavistock.

 

William Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, dated 10th December, 1845 (back to top)

In the name of God, Amen, the last Will and Testament of William Westaway of Lower Cascombe in the parish of Sampford Courtenay, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make my Will in manner following. I give and bequeath unto John Westaway, my son, all those messuages and Tenements called Half or Higher and Lower Cascombes, now in my possession and to his Heir or Assign for ever, paying all the Annuity that shall be given out of it. I give unto my daughter, Susanna Westaway Five pounds a year and every year during her natural life to be paid out of Higher and Lower Cascombes, to be paid be equal and half-yearly payments, and for none payment to be recovered by Distress or Distresses (as a Landlord recovers his rent from his Tenement). I give unto Jane Westaway my Daughter Six Pounds a Year and every year during her natural Life to be paid out of Higher and Lower Cascombes, to be paid by equal and half yearly payment, and for none payment to be recovered by Distress or Distresses as a Landlord recovers his Rent from his Tenement. I give unto Ann Sawdey Westaway my daughter Six Pounds a year, and every year during her natural life, to be paid by equal and half-yearly payments to be paid out of Higher and Lower Cascombes and for none payment to be recovered by Distress or Distresses, as a Landlord recovers his Rent from his Tenement. I give unto William Newcombe Westaway, my Son, Six Pounds a year and every year during his natural life, to be paid out of Higher and Lower Cascombes by equal and half-yearly payments, and for none payment to be recovered by Distress or Distresses as a Landlord recovers his Rent from his Tenement. I give unto Elizabeth Mary Westaway Amery, my Grand Daughter, Fifty Pounds to be paid her when she shall arrive the full age of Twentyone years to be paid out of Higher and Lower Cascombe. I give unto Georgina Amery, my Grand Daughter, Fifty Pounds to be paid her when she shall arrive the full age of Twenty-one years to be paid out of Higher and Lower Cascombe. I give unto Ann Westaway, my beloved Wife, the paller and the paller chamber (?parlour and the parlour chamber) for her own use during her natural life (and a thing of a sort to her own choice, during her natural life) and the best bead (?bed)......performed during her natural life. The first payment of all these Annuitys to be paid as it becomes due, to be paid in six months after my decease, all the rest and residue of my Goods and Chattels I give unto my son, John Westaway, paying all my just debts and discharging my Funeral expenses, and lastly I constitute and appoint John Westaway, my Son, to be my whole and sole Executor, revoking all former Will or Wills by me made. As Witness my hand and Seal this tenth day of December, One thousand Eight hundred and Forty-five. William Westaway

 

John Westaway of Sampford Courtenay, Devon dated 10th February, 1845 , proved 11th August, 1845 (back to top)

I, John Westaway of Corscombe in the Parish of Sampford Courtenay, in the County of Devon, Gentleman, do mke this my last will and testament. I give and devise and bequeath unto my brother in law Thomas Heathman of Sampford Courtenay aforesaid, Gentleman all and sigular my messuages, tenements, estates and lands whatsoever and wheresoever whether freehold, copyhold or leasehold and also all my goods, chattels, monies and securities for money and all and all other estate and property of which I may die possessed to hold to the said Thomas Heathman, his heirs etc, upon the trusts and to the use following

 
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