Location: Marton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
This is a transcript of the will and grant of probate for James Davenport of Marton, Cheshire. His will was dated 18 June 1831 and proved on 7 January 1834.
In the Name of God Amen I James Davenport of Marton in the County of Chester Farmer being sick and weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks being given to God : calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament That is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth : to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion of my Executors : nothing doubting but at the General resurrection, I shall receive the same again, by the mighty Power of God And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and Form
First, I give and bequeth to Ann my dearly beloved Wife, all my Estate and Property whatsoever to enjoy the same as long as she lives and after her Decease I give it to my dear Children, that is, Peter, James, John, Hanah, Joseph, Daniel, Ann, Charles, and Sarah to be divided equally share and share alike among them
And I hereby order my Executors to pay to my son David Five Pounds out of James’s share, that he borrowd of David, and if James should refuse to pay that sum I hereby order that he shall have but one shilling and his share to be equally divided among the rest.
Also I likewise constitute, make, and ordain, Charles Davenport Daniel Davenport and John Davenport my three Sons Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Bequests, and Executors be me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed : ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eighteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One.
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced and
Declared by the said James Davenport as
his last Will and Testament in the Presence
of us who, in his Presence, and in the Presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our
The seventh day of January 1834
Charles Davenport of Marton in the Parish of Prestbury County & Diocese of Chester Farmer
Daniel Davenport of Elm in the Parish of Astbury, County & Diocese aforesaid, &
John Davenport of Macclesfield, Parish of Prestbury aforesaid Labourer the Executors in this Will named were sworn in common form, & they further made oath that they personal Estate & Effects of the Testator within the Diocese of Chester were under the value of Three hundred Pounds
before me […] Surrogate
The Testator died the 13th day of December 1833
Probate issued Dated 7th January 1834
- Cheshire Wills And Probate. FindMyPast (accessed 17 Sep 2021) database entry for James Davenport, Residence: Marton, Probate year: 1834.