The last will of Walter HAMLYN of Widecombe in the Moor, 8th April 1783. He
leaves his wife Ann an annuity of £8 to issue out of "Wooder"; to second and
fourth sons, John and James £100 each. To daughter Mary, wife of Digory
HILL, of the County of Cornwall, £100.
Mentions an illegitimate son, the child of one Margaret STEER, who is
entitled to "a legal settlement" at Bovey Tracey.
He leaves the Wooder estate to son Thomas and his heirs in fee-simple. To
son Richard, East Southway , in Widecombe. His "little mare" to John, son of
the said son John HAMLYN. Residue to wife Ann, who is sole executrix.
Sealed with the HAMLYN arms.
Proved 16th April, 1783.
(Archdeaconry Court of Totnes)
NOTE - Testator was the descendent of the third son of Robert HAMLYN of
Dunstone, etc., who dies 1556.
From Charles WORTHY - Devonshire Wills: A collection - 1896.