Extracted from the Registry of the Archdeaconry Court of Exeter in the year of our Lord 1796.
In the name of God, Amen. Be it remembered this is the last Will and Testament of me Peter Sparke of Cleyhydon in the County of Devon, Yeoman, made this eleventh Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight.
First I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Sparke the sum of Forty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her in three Months next after my decease by my Executors Hereinafter named.
Also I give unto my said Wife my best Bed performed and one thing of a sort of all my Indoor Goods (Except my Clock and Case) at her choice.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Son John Sparke All that my Cottage or Dwelling House, Brewing House, outhouses, Edifices and Building,Garden and premises now in the possessions of Elias Marks as undertenant lying and being in the Manor and parish of Cleyhidon aforesaid to him and his Heirs and assigns for ever.
Also I give unto my Son John Sparke the sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid in three Months after my decease by my Executor.Read more →