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Will of Elizabeth Coplestone of Ottery St. Mary, Devon 1714.

In the Name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Copplestone of Ottery St. Mary in the County of Devon Widow hereby revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me made doe make & ordaine this to be my last Will & Testament. Imprimis: I commend my soule to God that gave it hoping only for salvation through the merits of Christ Jesus my God & Saviour and my body to be decently buried as near as possible to my late deceased husband in the vault in Ottery Church. Item: I give to my brother John Goodall of Hoy in the County of Cornwall Esqr., & Robert Wolcombe of the City of Exon Esqr., fifty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britaine to be paid within three calendar monthes after my decease & by them & the survir of them & the exeors & admrs of such survivor to be layen out in the purchase of communion plate for the use of the said parish Church of Ottery St. Mary for ever, on which plate I desire my husband's & my name to be written. Item: I give to my sister Evans twenty shillings to buy a ring & to her son William Evans thirty pounds of like lawfull money to be paid him at the age of twenty one years. Item: I give to my Nephew Richard Copplestone one dymond ring which was formerly my Aunt Shearman's. Item: I give to my Aunt Vaughan ten pounds of like lawfull money to buy her mourning And to my Aunts Harris and Carew twenty shillings cash to buy them a ring. Item: I give to my Niece Elizabeth Goodall my gould watch. Item: I give to all my sister Evan's children (except the said William Evans) twenty shillings a piece to buy each of them a ring. Item: I give to William Bastow son of Gideon Bastow of Ottery aforesaid five pounds of like lawfull money. Item: I give to my Cosen Elizabeth Hatton my best suite of apparrell that I shall have at my decease. All the rest of my goods chattels testamentary and personal estate whatsoever after my debts legacyes & funerall expences are paid & discharged I give devise & bequeath unto the Sd John Goodall of Hoy in the said County of Cornwall Esqr my dear Brother whome I make whole & sole Executour of this my last Will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this seaventh day of June Ann: Dom: 1714, Eliza: Copleston. Signed sealed published & declared to be the last Will & Testament of the said Elizabeth Copplestone in the presence of us (no witnesses).

Proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Exeter the 25th day of September 1714, by the Oath of John Goodall the Brother, the sole Executor.