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From: "Marion" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Thomas BROWN's will
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:39:30 +1000
References: <><030901cb3ce1$26573a30$6501a8c0@Marion><>

Many thanx for that Marion. I assume the "necessary" was Necessary at times.
We have been in touch before, and you sent me copies of wills re Mary Pearse
Nossiter, my huge Devon stumbling block, or brick,never to be resolved I
fear. Loved the Carslake one too.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marion Stainsby" <>
To: "Marion Haynes" <>
Cc: "Trevor Brown" <>; <>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [DEV] Thomas BROWN's will

> On 16/08/2010, at 11:20 AM, Marion Haynes wrote:
>> I just loved reading this will, and am mind bogged to think one would
>> bequeath half a garden or Malt house, and to leave just a room in a
>> house is
>> simply amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Trevor.
>> It really
>> gives you room for thought.
> A similar Will, dated 1811, was made by William CARSLAKE from a large
> Sidbury clan. This particular property was in Dorset, but the main
> beneficiary was his nephew Timon CARSLAKE, bpt at Branscombe and
> married & buried at Sidbury:
>> I give unto my dear wife Ann Carslake the Parlour & the Cellar
>> adjoining the same being the Eastern part of the messuage or
>> dwelling house wherein I now live part of and belonging to my
>> ffreehold Tenement or Tenements Estate & Lands known by the name of
>> Coldharbour situate within the parish of Stanton Saint Gabriels
>> aforesaid together with the two Bed Chambers & Closet over the said
>> Parlour & Cellar and the Lower Garden belonging to the said Messuage
>> & also the free use of the water at the trough & the necessary in
>> common & liberty to walk on the said Estate doing no damage thereon
>> to hold the same to my said Wife for & during the term of her
>> natural life
> I particularly like sharing the water at the trough, and "the
> necessary", and I hope the members of Thomas BROWN's family had equal
> access to sanitary arrangements!
> William CARSLAKE had been a bachelor until the year of his death, when
> he was about sixty. He had to write a codicil to increase the annuity
> his widow was to receive from the estate, and I can't help wondering
> how Ann got on with her nephew by marriage. Timon married the next
> year; I wonder if he brought his bride to the shared house, and
> whether she felt Ann did "damage" to the Estate. He ended up at
> Buckley in Sidbury. It does indeed give room for thought, as Marion
> says.
> Another Marion in Victoria, Aust.


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