Ok It's a quick rendition. There are a few words that I'm not sure about and are in brackets.It is rough and ready.I like to do a transcript and then come back to it because I seem to be able to read it better and then spot errors.
The second bit starting with John Whitehouse is not a different will I haven't transcribed it in full because of time but it is another local coach painter affirming that this was the writing of Christopher Leer. Maybe there was a challenge, maybe the one witness was not to be found. Maybe there are some bits that don't really make sense! (it doesn't explain why it was necessary to find someone to swear to the validity of the writing , but in my experience, this sort of statement occurs when there is a problem.
National Archives,Kew, Surrey, England :PROB 11/1656/4
Description: Will of Christopher Leer otherwise Christopher Jacob Leer, Coachmaker of Saint Mary Lambeth , Surrey
Date: 01 April 1822
I Christopher Leer otherwise Christopher Jacob Leer of Bridge Road in the Parish of Saint Mary Lambeth in the County of Surrey coachmaker [ fe] this my last will and testament in maner and form following (that is to say) I desire that all my just debts Funeral expences and [pursing?] ]this my last will and testament be fully paid and satisfied I do then bequeath to my dear wife Hannah Leer the rest of the house and shop occupied by Mr Joseph Fitshowe Sadler and Collarmaker situated in Bridge Road aforesaid without any [sa’ctions ;sanctions?] whatsoever [ ---- ptines exceptines? ] the insurance from fire which she must pay during her life likewise My will is that the stock in trade household furniture and lease of the premises with everything else I may hold in my possession and belonging to me at the time of my decease may be disposed of to the best advantage and that a sufficient sum maybe invested in the funds to bring in seventy pounds pe’ annum in addition to the above rent of the house aforesaid which is thirty pounds per annum without any securities surviving for her life and for her own use after her decease to be equally divided between my children or their heirs after they have attained the age of twenty one years and likewise my will is that the residue be equally divided as soon as possible after the disposal of the property and the securities upon it is fully satisfied in the same manner as before specified among my said children or their heirs I likewise appoint my wife Hannah Leer my eldest son [I of J?] Christopher John Leer and my eldest daughter Mary leer my executors and executrixes with a legacy of twenty pounds to my eldest son [ I orJ?] Christopher John Leer and ten pounds to my eldest daughter Mary Leer to this my last will and testament dated this first day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty two as witness my hand
Christopher Jacob Leer, witness Robert Brookes
Appeared personally John Whitehouse of Mead Place Westminster Road in the County of Surrey Coach painter and made oath that he knew and was well acquainted with Christopher Leer otherwise Christopher Jacob Leer late of Bridge Road in the parish of Saint Mary Lambeth in the County of Surrey (the rest goes on to say that he was familiar with the writing of Christopher) this bit is dated 29 March 1822
Proved at London 1st April 1822 before the worshipful John Daubeny Doctor of Laws and surrogate by the oathes of Hannah Leer widow the relict [I or J?] Christopher John Leer the son and Mary Leer Spinster the daughter the executors to whom admon’ was granted having been first duly sworn.
Edit : the son was J Christopher John Leer. The image for the following record is on ancestry. He was a coachmaker like his father.
||J Christopher John Leer|
||22 Feb 1842|
||St John, Horselydown, Southwark, England|