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Will of John Kingsman of Trevor Square, Brompton, London. 1846


I, John Kingsman of Trevor Square, Bromton in the parish of Saint Margaret Westminster in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, do hereby revoke all Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.


I bequeath to Mrs Young daughter of my late sister Mrs. Mary Bargus my table clock by Markwirk as a token of remembrance.


I bequeath to my niece Mrs Mary Moore widow of the late Stephen Moore Esquire of Sloane Street all my books and pamphlets the clock which stands in the kitchen of my dwelling house wherein I now reside and the sum of ten pounds and ten shillings in token of remembrance.


I bequeath to the said Mrs. Mary Moore the sum of one hundred pounds upon trust that she so invest the same in her own name in the public stocks or public funds of Great Britain and pay the annual interest and dividends of the investments thereof to my great niece Clara Kingsman daughter of William Kingsman deceased until she shall attain twenty one for which interest and dividends the scripts of the said Clara Kingsman notwithstanding her minority shall be good discharges.  And upon the said Clara Kingsman attaining the age of twenty one years Upon trust to transfer to her the securities in which the said sum of one hundred pounds shall have been invested.  And in the case of the death of the said Clara Kingsman under the age of twenty one years the said sum of one hundred pounds shall fall into and compose part of my general residuary estate hereinafter bequeathed.


I bequeath to Mrs Elizabeth Ward daughter of my late brother William the sum of one hundred pounds, and I bequeath to her daughter Alethia one hundred pounds and to her son George fifty pounds.


I bequeath to my friend Charles King of Mortlake in Surrey, Esquire, the sum of thirty pounds. And to my God-daughter Henrietta King, daughter of the late Doctor Richard Henry King the sum of one hundred pounds.


I bequeath to Francis Knight of Westbourne in Hampshire, Esquire, the sum of fifty pounds in token of remembrance by an old friend.


I bequeath to George Kingsman and Mary Kingsman my Great-nephew and Great-niece, children of the first named William Kingsman, the sum of fifty pounds each.


Wishing to show respect to my housekeeper Sarah Harding for her long and faithful service to me upwards of forty years, I give her all my household linen, the furniture of the bedroom in which she sleeps and as much more furniture or useful articles as she may select to the value of twenty pounds.  I also bequeath to her the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds in money over and above any wages which may be due to her at my death.  And I also direct that the bequests to the said Sarah Harding shall be delivered and paid to her free of legacy duty.


I bequeath to the under servant who may be living with me at my death over and above any wages which may be due to her the sum of ten pounds and in addition to that the sum of five pounds for each and every year she may have been in my service at the time of my demise. And in case of her having lived with me a fractional part of a year I direct that such fractional part shall be considered as a whole year and be paid for accordingly.  And should the under servant who shall be living with me at the time of my death be Elizabeth my present servant I direct that she shall have the sum of ten pounds in addition to all the benefits hereinbefore given to my under servant.


I bequeath to Francis William Brereton Esquire, late of the Exchequer, my gold watch by Emery and all the plate of which I may die possessed.


I bequeath to Charlotte Young and Julian Young, grandchildren of my late sister the said Mrs Mary Bargus, and to my nephew the Reverend Thomas Westcombe of the City of Winchester, Clerk, the sum of three hundred pounds each and I direct that the several pecuniary legacies hereinbefore by me bequeathed shall be respectively paid and retained at the end of six calendar months from the date of my decease.

And as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects of every sort and kind not hereinbefore by me bequeathed and which shall remain after satisfying the several legacies hereinbefore by me given or such of them as shall become payable, and after payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof, unto and equally between the said Charlotte Young, Julian Young and Thomas Westcombe their respective executors administrators and assigns to and for each and their own absolute use and benefit.  And should either of them die in my lifetime I direct the share of the deceased in my said residue and also the legacy of three hundred pounds hereinbefore given to the party so dying, to go unto and equally between the two survivors.  And if two of them should die in my lifetime I direct that the survivor shall take the entire residue and also the whole of the said three legacies of three hundred pounds.


Should the said Julian Young survive me and be under the age of twenty-one years at my death, I direct the legacy of three hundred pounds and share of residue hereinbefore given to him to be paid to the said Mrs Mary Moore for his use, the principal to be place in the funds in her name and the increase to be either paid to the said Julian Young on his receipt notwithstanding minority or to be applied for his benefit at the discretion of the said Mrs Mary Moore. And on his arrival at the age of twenty-one years I direct the principal to be transferred or paid to him.  But should he die under the age of twenty one years I direct the principal money both of legacy and share of residue and all the applied increase to be transferred and paid to the said Charlotte Young and Thomas Westcombe equally or to such of them as shall be living at the death of the said Julian Young.


And I appoint my said niece Mrs Mary Moore sole Executrix of this my will.


In witness whereof, I, the said testator, John Kingsman have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and seal, that is to say, my hand to the first two sheets thereof and my hand and seal for this third and last sheet thereof this twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty six.


John Kingsman

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John Kingsman, the testator, as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.


William Braikenridge of Bartletts Buildings, London,  Solicitor

Francis J Braikenridge

William Greatbatch his Clerk


A Codicil to my will before written.  In case of the death of Mrs Mary Moore my Executrix in my lifetime or her death or incapacity from illness or otherwise to fulfil the office of Executrix before the purposes of my Will shall be discharged or her desire to decline to act, I appoint Francis William Brereton Esquire, formerly of the Exchequer, to be an executor of my will and to act in all respects thereunder as the said Mrs Mary Moore may do.


I bequeath to my housekeeper Sarah Harding the sum of fifty pounds clear of legacy duty in addition to the benefits provided for her by my will and in all other respects I confirm my will before written.


Witness my hand and seal this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.


John Kingsman


Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John Kingsman, the testator, as and for a codicil to and a part of his Will in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.


William Braikenridge

Francis F Braikenridge

William Greatbatch


Proved at London with a codicil 16th November 1848 before the worshipful Alfred Waddlove Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Mary Moore, Widow, the niece of the deceased the Executrix named in the Will to whom admon was granted having been first sworn only to administer.








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