1805 will of William Coleman of Enfield

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					1805 will of William Coleman of Enfield

I, William Coleman of Enfield in the county of Middlesex being of a sound and disposing mind blessed
be God for the same Do make this my last Will and testament
First I humbly recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God from whom it first sprang hoping
and trusting of being received to His mercy through the alone merits and mediation of my blessed Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ
As to my worldly estate I dispose of it as hereafter mentioned the several sums of money of which I am
possessed of and are now standing in my name in the Book of the Governor and company of the Bank
of England (that is to say) in the reduced 3% and 3% consolidated annuities Long annuities Short
annuities and in the new South Seas annuities I give as follows (that is to say) the Long annuities I give
to my daughter Mary Ann Coleman to be transferred to her as soon as may be after my decease the 3%
reduced annuities the 3% consolidated annuities the Short annuities the new South Seas annuities the
interest and growing dividends of all which I give to my wife Mary Coleman during her natural life and
after her decease I dispose of them as hereafter mentioned (that is to say) I give to my son William
Edward Coleman all those in the reduced annuities to be transferred to him by my executor after the
decease of his mother
To my son Israel Thomas Coleman I give those in my name in the 3% consolidated annuities with
those standing in my name in the new South Seas annuities
And I am also by the will of my mother Mary Coleman entitled to the sum of three hundred and fifty
pounds now standing in the name of my said Mother in the 3% consolidated annuities and subject and
chargeable with the payments of two annuities of five guineas each to and during the life of Mary
Matthews and her sister Ann the wife of Samuel Blackburn which two annuities I have purchased some
time since but the Governor and Company refused to transfer the said three hundred and fifty pounds
during the life or lives of the said Mary Matthews and Ann Blackburn they must remain standing in my
said mothers name
Now I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Coleman all my right and title to the interest and growing
dividends of the said sum during her natural life and after her decease thereto become the property of
my son Israel Thomas Coleman and whereas I am by the will of my aunt Margaret Willis deceased
entitled to the sum of one thousand pounds now standing in the Books of the 3% reduced annuities in
the names of William Holman Richard Harrison and John Jessop after the decease of Edy Hutchins
now or late of Wellow in the county of Somerset widow which said sum of one thousand pounds
reduced annuities after the decease of the said Edy Hutchins it is my Will and I give and bequeath it as
hereafter mentioned five hundred pounds of which I order the said trustees or the survivor or survivors
to transfer to my daughter Mary Ann Coleman The other five hundred pounds remainder of the said
one thousand pounds 3% reduced annuities I order to be transferred to my grandson William Whitshed
Coleman son of William Edward Coleman at present a minor and whereas I am also possessed of
sundry estates situate and being in the several counties of Essex Middlesex and Bucks which I dispose
of as hereafter (that is to say)
My estate now in occupation of Jonas Hampton and in the parish of Waltham Holy Cross my estate in
Buckinghamshire in the parishes of Chalfont St. Giles and Farnham Royal in the occupation of Daniel
Anthony and others and also my estate in Turky Street Enfield in the occupation of John Landon all
which three estates with the profits thereof
I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Coleman during her natural life and after her decease I then
dispose of them as follows (that is to say)
That in Essex in the occupation of Jonas Hampton I give and bequeath to my son Israel Thomas
Coleman I also give and bequeath to my said son Israel Thomas Coleman all my undivided moiety of
my estate situate and being in the parish of St Martins in the Fields and in the occupation of Messrs.
Thomas and Philip Palmers and of Mr. Jervis the other moiety being after my decease the property of
his brother William Edward Coleman by the will of his aunt My estates in the county of Bucks in the
parishes of St. Giles Chalfont and Farnham Royal now in the occupation of Daniel Anthony and also in
my estate in Turky Street Enfield in the occupation of John Landon both which estates I give and
bequeath after the decease of my wife Mary Coleman unto my daughter Mary Ann Coleman and her
children lawfully begotten but in case of her decease without children or unmarried then I give the said
estates to the heirs of my said son William Edward Coleman I give and bequeath unto my friend
Thomas Thompson of the 3% Consol Office Bank or of Walworth the sum of ten pounds I give and
bequest unto my wifes niece Mary Harffy thirty pounds I give and bequeath unto my friend Valentine
Partridge the sum of ten pounds To my friend Lydia Morris the sum of ten pounds I also give and
bequeath unto my friend Eliz Williams the sum of fifteen pounds All the rest of my effects I give to my
wife Mary Coleman with all my household furniture plate linen saving and excepting my leasehold
messauge at Chelsea which I give to son Israel Thomas Coleman and I appoint my wife Mary Coleman
and my son Israel Thomas Coleman joint executrix and executor to this my last will and testament It is
my desire that I may be buried in the Abbey Church of Saint Albans in the cloaths I usually wear with
as little expense as possible dated the sixth day of April 1803 William Coleman signed sealed and
declared to be the last will and testament of the testator in the presence of us Ed. Mason Esq. Clayhill
Enfield Mo. Lewin Drawer Enfield Robt Finch Printer.
Whereas since the execution of my last will and testament hereunto annexed I am become possessed of
four hundred pounds in the stock of Navy five pct. now standing in my name in the books of the
Governor and company of the Bank of England Now I do by this writing which I desire to be taken as a
codicil to my annexed last will and testament give and bequeath all the growing interest and dividends
thereof of the said stock to my wife Mary Coleman during her natural life and from and after her
decease I dispose of it as hereafter mentioned (that is to say) I give all the growing interest and
dividends of two hundred pounds part of the said stock unto my wifes niece Mary Elizabeth Harffy
during her natural life and from and after her decease I give the said two hundred pounds principal and
inteest unto my son Israel Thomas Coleman the remaining two hundred pounds part of the said four
hundred pounds 5% Navys I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Coleman to be transferred to
her after the decease of her mother Mary Coleman I also give and bequeath unto my wifes niece Mary
Elizabeth Harffy the sum of twenty pounds in addition to what I have already bequeathed her in the
annexed will and whereas in my last will and testament here annexed I had bequeathed to my wife
Mary Coleman all the residue and remainder of my property undisposed of in my said will and
testament here annexed now I do by this writing or codicil revoke so much of that part of my will as
related to what ready money I may have in my house or possession or what may be in my bankers
hands at the time of my decease but confirm the rest Now I give and bequeath all the said ready monies
and money in my bankers hands after my funeral expences and legacies are paid to my wife Mary
Coleman and my sons William Edward Coleman and Israel Thomas Coleman and my daughter Mary
Ann Coleman to be divided between them share and share alike I also order my executrix and executor
to pay the duty on the two legacies bequeathed to Mary Elizabeth Harffy of £30 and £20 And I hereby
declare this to be a codicil and to be taken as part of my last will and testament dated this 27th July
1805 the interlines now being first made William Coleman signed sealed and declared to be taken as
part of his last will and testament in the presence of Ed. Mason, Jno. Mason.
This will was proved at London with a codicil the sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and five before the Worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws and
Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master keeper or
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Irael otherwise
Israel Thomas Coleman the son of the deceased and one of the executors named in the said will to
whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased
having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the life grant to Mary Coleman
widow the relict of the said deceased and the other executor named in the said will when shall apply for
the same.


                                    People mentioned in the will

Testator               William Coleman of Enfield, died 1805
Wife                   Mary Coleman
Mother                 Mary Coleman


Daughter               Mary Ann Coleman
Son                    William Edward Coleman
Son                    Israel Thomas Coleman

Aunt                   Margaret Willis

                       Mary Matthews and her sister Ann the wife of Samuel Blackburn

				
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