"Captn Westcott Will : A true Copy"

This is a certified copy of Captain George Blagdon Westcott's will, made at the time probate was granted in 1799. The first signatory, Harry Baines Lott, was a Honiton lawyer (son of a local banker), who was later to serve in Parliament. The Lotts were apparently related to the Westcotts through marriage. The official record is found here.

Majestic 1st. December 1796 at Sea

I George Blagdon Westcott being in Perfect Health of Body and Mind, and well Considering the great uncertainty of Human Life, which is not lessened by the Service in Which it has pleased God to place me, do make this my last Will and Testament I Give to my Mother Susanah Westcott of Honiton in Devonshire One Thousand Pounds stock of three Pr. Cents Consol ---- To my Niece Peggy Lott Eighty Guineas ---- To my niece Mary Lott Twenty Guineas ---- To my sister Mary Westcott One Hundred Guineas ---- To my aunt Grace Brock Ten Guineas for a ring [?] as a small Mark of my Remembrance and Respect for her And What Ever Pay Prize Money or Other Effects I may have due or belonging to me I would have Equally Divided between my Mother Brothers and Sisters born of my said Mother Susanah Westcott Or their Heirs

G B Westcott

The Above is a True Copy of the Original Will being Carefully Examined herewith this 14th. Day of March One Thousand seven Hundred and Nimety. Nine by us

Administration with the Will Annexed hath been Granted to Mrs. Susanah Westcott the Mother and Mrs. Margaret Lott and Miss Mary Westcott the Sisters of Captn. Westcott from the Prerogative Court of the Achbishop of Canterberry

H B Lott
Edwd Cook Forward
Jno Mitchell