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Will of Leah Kingman, widow of Walworth, Surrey. 1790

January 13th 1790 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Leah Kingman formerly of Leadenhall Street but now residing at ***s Court at Walworth in the County of Surrey and being at this time in good health and of sound mind and memory make this my last Will and Testament in manner following 

to my daughter [ ] Kingman of Anerly Street in the parish of Christ Church London I bequeath ten pounds 

to Miss Sarah Powel daughter of Mr Richard Powel of Cumberland Street in the parish of Shoreditch I bequeath ten pounds 

both these legacies to be paid at the time of my Grand daughters marriage 

a small diamond ring to Mr Emanuel Spencer of Snow Hill 

and a large and small ***** of ***** now in possession of Mrs Martha Davis of Warwick Lane to Mr John Perkins 

the rest and residue of what I die possessed of I leave to my Grand daughter Martha Kingman that part now in the public funds to be sold out and her share paid her on the day of her marriage provided she marries with the consent of her trustees and the Stocks are not at that time so low as to be sold to great disadvantage which if it should so happen I would have it continue as stocks until some more favourable time for selling out subject to the opinion of her Trustees but the interest of her share to be her property and regularly paid to her at the time that dividends are paid whether single or married and in like manner in case of her death to the heirs of her body for their sole use and benefit but if she dies unmarried then her share of the money in the stocks to be divided share and share alike between Mrs [ ] Kingman and Miss Sarah Powell or the whole to the survivor. 

My property at this time consists of one hundred and seventy two pounds seven shillings and eleven pence Consolidated *** Annuities for 80 years from January 5th 1780 and in household goods in possession of Mrs Martha Davis of Warwick Lane as per inventory annexed and plate in possession of Mrs Sarah Powell and Martha Davis and a debt due from Samuel Massey of seventeen pounds nineteen shillings which if not recovered his effects in my hands as per inventory I bequeath to my Grand daughter for her sole use 

and benefit and I request the aforesaid Mr E Spencer and Miss S Powel to be executors to this my Will and Trustees to my Grand daughter and that they at my death sell the said stock and when my funeral expenses and just debts are paid do purchase in the public funds the residue in the names of Martha Kingman, E Spencer and S Powel and so to continue as above written 

Leah Kingman 


William Bornick 

Isaac Phillipson Howard 

Proved at London 13th day of June 1796 by the oaths of Emmanuel Spencer and Sarah Powell, spinster, the executors.

Last updated 5 February 2012