Estate Duty Records for Wills proved by the

Prebendaries of Wells,1805-11

 

The Prebendaries of Wells had jurisdiction over the estates of testators whose abode was Buckland Dinham and sixteen other parishes.

 

The notes below were made from PRO film IR26/289.

 

1805

 

Will No:                  198

Testatrix:              Mary WILLIAMS of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  18 Jul 1805                               

Estate:                   Under £300

Executor:              James GIFFORD, Victualler of Frome

Legacies:              to Rebecca RABBITTS, residue

 

Will No:                  199

Testator:               Walter SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  7 Dec 1805                                

Estate:                   Under £3,500

Executors:            James Carter SINGER and William SINGER

Legacies:              (1)   to dau Mary WEAVER, £5 p.a.

                                (2)   to daus Ann and Elizabeth, £15 p.a.

                                (3)   to daus Ann and Elizabeth, the house I live in with gardens etc., cyder house and tenement adjoining for my interest in them, household furniture, goods, plate and china, except my bureau

                                (4)   to son-in-law William  WEAVER, £20

                                (5)   to James Carter SINGER and William SINGER, residue

                                (6)   to Mary, Hester, Ann, Elizabeth, £20 each

 

1808

 

Will No:                  200

Testator:               William  SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  16 Mar 1808                              

Estate:                   Under £450

Executors:            James Carter SINGER and John SPERRING

Legacies:              (1)   to nce Sarah MAYO, the interest on £120 for life, then equal shares to James PLAYER and John HILLIER

                                (2)   to James PLAYER, John HILLIER and Sarah MAYO, money left after selling household goods etc.

                                (3)   to James PLAYER and John HILLIER, leasehold tenements etc. at Murtry in the Psh of Buckland Dinham

 

1809

 

Will No:                  201

Testator:               Joseph NAISH, Miller of Hamlet in the Psh of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  12 Apr 1809                               

Estate:                   Under £200

Executor:              James Carter SINGER and William  NAISH

Legacies:              (1)   to wife Nancy, leasehold estate being half of Murtry Hill in the Psh of Buckland Dinham which I now occupy and which I hold on my own life and the lives of John and James CARPENTER; after her death or remarriage to Testor's chn William, Cornelius, Nancy and Mary

                                (2)   to dau Elizabeth  TURK, silver pint cup

                                (3)   to wife Nancy, residue; after her death or remarriage to Testor's  four chn; estate charged with maintaining three gchn, ch/o Testor's late son Joseph till they can support themselves

 

1811

 

Will No:                  202

Testator:               James CarterSINGER of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  28 Sep 1811

Estate:                   Under £3,500

Executor:              William SINGER of Buckland Dinham

Legacies:             (1)   to sis Mary WEAVER, £200

                                (2)   to sis Elizabeth PHIPPEN, £200

                                (3)   to nphs Charles, John, William, James and RichardWEAVER, £50 each

                                (4)   to Elizabeth GILES, £60 if living with me at my death

                                (5)   to nce Joanna PHIPPEN, £10 p.a. for life when 15, to be paid ou of freehold estate called Great Moans [?]

                                (6)   to bro William SINGER, residue

Duty:                      (1) – (2)  £6 duty

                                (3)   £1 10s duty

                                (4)   £8 duty

                                (5)   £5 0s 9d duty

                                (6)   value £1,463 1s 9d; £52 17s 10d duty

 

Will No:                  203

Testatrix:              Susannah BROWNJOHN of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  29 Oct 1811

Estate:                   Under £2000

Executors:            Benjamin SIMS of Frome, George RUSH of Radstock and Richard EMBLEN of Buckland Dinham

Legacies:             (1)   to gt gchn, ch/o Testix's gson John SIMS deceased, the interest of my property for maintenance until 21, or if none of them live till then one third of personal estate shared between ch/o John SPERRING and George SIMS at 21, or if none lof them live till then to the ch/o each of the families

                                (2)   to gdau Mary SPERRING, one third of property

                                (3)   to John SPERRING, £100 out of the remaining third

                                (4)   to George SIMS the interest of the remaining third for life; after his death to his children for maintenance until 21 and then the principal, or if none of them live till then, to the ch/o John SPERRING and Testix's late gson John SIMS, or to the surviving ch/o each of the families

Duty:                      (1)   gchn, residue value £1,844 16s, duty £18 9s

                                (2)   included in residue

                                (3)   John SPERRING, duty £1

                                (4)   included in residue

 

Will No:                  204

Testator:               George WEAVER of Buckland Dinham

Proved:                  5 Dec 1811

Estate:                   Under £200

Executrix              Relict Rachel WEAVER

Legacies:              to wife Rachel WEAVER, all effects; after her death or remarriage, to Testor's nine chn Sarah, John, George, Mary, Eve, Judith, Ann, Elizabeth and William