Item 0484.01.02 - 1820 John Davis Will with Codicil

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1820 John Davis Will with Codicil

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CA GPR 0484-0484.01-0484.01.02

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Second folded copy of the 1820 Will of John Davis titled "Administration (with the Will and Codicil annexed) of the Goods left unadministered of John Davis, deceased. Dated 31st March 1856. Extracted by Slade Wadeson Crickitt & Appach, Proctors Doctors' Commons. Attached is a probate document from 1856.

The transcription of the probate document is as follows:

John Bird by divine providence Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all england, and metropolitan, to our well-beloved in Christ "Matilda Davis, Spinster, the natural and lawful daughter of John Davis late chief factor of Hudsons Bay in North America, Deceased.

Greetings: whereas the said John Davis having wilst living, and at the time of his death, Goods, Chattels, or Credits in divers Dioceses or Jurisdictions: did (as is alledged) in his lifetime rightly and dueily make his last Will and Testament with a Codicil (hereunto annexed) and did in said Will name his brother William Davis and his sister Ann Davis Spinster and in the said Codicil Thomas Vincent Esquire Executors. And whereas the said William Davis duely prooved the said Will and for some time intermedeled in the Goods of the said deceased, but died leaving part thereof unadministered. And whereas the said William Davis survived his Co-executors and died intestate and Nancy Davis, Widow, the Relict of the said deceased died without having taken upon her Letters of Administration (with the said will and codicl annexed) of the unadministered Goods of the said deceased. And whereas in the Month of January 1850 Letters of Administration (with the said Will and Codicil annexed) of the unadministered goods of the said deceased were granted to Elizabeth Davis Spinster the natural and lawful daughter also of the said deceased who for some time intermedeled therein but died on or about the 15 Dec 1834 leaving part thereof still unadministered.

AND WE, being desirous that the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, may be well and faithfully administered, applied, and disposed of according to Law, DO therefore by these Presents grant full Power and Authority to you, in whose fidelity we confide, to administer and faithfully dispose of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits left undadministered according to the Tenor and Effect of the said Will; and first to pay the Debts of the said deceased which he did owe at the time of his death, and afterwards the Legacies contained and specified in the Will, so far as such Goods, Chattels, and Credits, will thereto extend and the Law requires: You having been already sworn well and faithfully to administer the same, and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits left unadministered and to exhibit the same into the Registry of Our Prerogative Court of Canterbury, on or before the last day of July next ensuing; and also to render a just and true Accompt thereof. And we do by these Presents ordain, depute and constitute you Administratrix of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased (with the said Will annexed).

Twice left unadministered as aforesaid. No residuary legaty being named in the said will. Given at London the 31st day of March in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six and in the ninth year of our translation. (Signatures not clear--deputy registers)

Sworn under two thousand pounds and that the testator died on or about 3rd Sept 1824. R A Former grants Nov 1825 and Jan 1850 under same sum. Extracted by Slade Wadeson & Crickett & Appach, Proctors Doctors Commons.

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