Wills, Administrations and Inventories
of The Mintern Family
of Hook, Chedington and Batcombe, Dorset
The last will and testament of Mr Henry Mintern of Hook, Dorset – 24 August 1813
Name: Henry Mintern
Will written and sealed: 27 June 1812
Probate Date: 24 August 1813
Residence Place: Hook, Dorset
Event Type: Will
Probate Court: Bristol Consistitory
Reference Number: Bc/W/1813
Event Record Number: 28
This is the last will and testament of Mr Henry Mintern of Hook in the county of Dorset – First I and bequeth unto my son-in-law Robert Best, the sum of one shilling, unto my son Henry the sum of one pound and one shilling, unto my daughter Betty the wife of William Cole the sum of one pound and one shilling and unto my daughter Mary the wife James Legg the sum of Eight Pounds and Eight shillings which said sums of Money is to be paid to them respectively within twelve months after my decease. – Also I give unto my son Samuel my Brass furnace which is to be delivered to him immediately after my decease. – Also I give and bequeath all my farming stock unto and amongst my sons John and Jacob and my daughter Nancy to be valued and sold and the monies arising by such sale or valuation to be paid to them in equal shares and proportions within twelve months after my decease by my executrix herein after named. – (except the Bay Mare which I give wholly to my wife). – Also I give unto my son John one feather bed and unto my daughter Nancy one feather bed and the rest of my household goods unto my son Jacob and I do hereby appoint and declare my wife Mary my whole and sole executrix to this my last will and testament. – Given under my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said HenryMintern who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. –
The mark of x Abigail Dennet
Signed; Henry Minterne
Goods chattels and credits under two hundred pounds
Page Two of Document.
On the 24th Day of August 1813 tthe within written will of Henry Mintern late of Hook in the County of Dorset and Diocese of Bristol was proved by the oath of Mary Mintern his wife & sole executrix in his will named she being first duly sworn unto the Holy Evangelists will and faithfully to perform the same to make a true &perfect inventory of the goods chattels and Credits of the deceased & to exhibit the same unto the Registry of the court of the Lord Bishop of Bristol & to have a just account thereon when there to lawfully reqired and further + the Goods & Chattels of the Deceased do not amount in value to £200
In the presence of J Munden Surrogate
transcribed by Stephen Dawe-Kuta – 11th June 2014
transcribed by Trudy Norbury – 16th June 2014
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