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Will of Rev. Charles Gardner

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Date: 5 Aug 1820 to 3 Jul 1823
Location: Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Surname/tag: Gardner
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Rev. Charles Gardner: ( Will made 5th August 1820. proved 3rd July 1823 )

This is the last will and testament of me, the Reverend Charles Gardner of Stoke Hammond, in the county of Bucks, which I make in manner following: that is to say first I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses, the dilapidations which may be legally demanded for my parsonages, and the costs of providing this, my will, be paid by my Executors.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Gardner, her Executors, administrators, or assigns, the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain. I also give to her my pianoforte.

I give to my Son-in-Law the Reverend William Bradley all my books and manuscripts.

I give, devise, and bequeath unto my said daughter Ann Gardner, and to my son Charles Hurst Gardner, and my friend George Lucas of Newport Pagnell in the county of Bucks, Gentleman, their heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns all and singular my Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Heredits and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and of what nature or kind so ever, and also all the Residue of my monies, Securities for money stored in the public funds, Household Goods, Plate Silver, Boots, Furniture, Personal Estate and Effects not hereinbefore disposed of, upon trust, to convert the same into money by such ways and means as they shall think proper, and to pay, apply, and dispose of the same in manner following, that is to say:

to pay to my said daughter Ann Gardner the legacy or sum of five hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain.

To my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Robert Anstruther Esquire the legacy or sum of three hundred pounds; which sum is now due and owing to me upon the note of hand of the said Robert Anstruther.

To my friend the said George Lucas the legacy or sum of thirty pounds

To my friend Mary Hurst of Newport Pagnell aforesaid widow To my friend Boteler Chernocke Smith of Atherstone in the County of Warwick, Gentleman, the sum of ten guineas each for Rings.

To my servants Mary Smith and Ann Woods the sum of ten pounds apiece to buy their mourning in case they shall be living with me at the time of my decease . And to the said Ann Gardner, Charles Hurst Gardner, and George Lucas, the sum of five hundred pounds upon further trust that they, the said Ann Gardner, Charles Hurst Gardner and George Lucas, and the Survivors of them and the Executors and administrators of such Survivors do put, plan out, and continue at Interest on Real or Government Security, the said sum of five hundred pounds and pay such Interest as the same shall become over unto my said daughter Elizabeth for, and during, the term of her natural life separate and altogether apart from the present or any future Husband and in over and with which I so hereby declare he shall not have any control and that the accrue shall not be subject or liable to his debts or engagements and that the Receipts of my said Daughter alone shall be effectual discharges.

To my said trustees, notwithstanding her wishes, and after the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth, upon further trust to pay, share, and divide the same sum of five hundred pounds and all accumulations of Interest thereof equally between her children lawfully begotten, when and as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years, and as to all the rest, residue, and remainder of the monies to arise by the ways and means aforesaid, and all other my personal Estate whatsoever, upon trust to pay the same unto my Son Charles Hurst Gardner to whom I do hereby give and bequeath the same, and I do direct that the several legacies hereby given and bequeathed to be paid to the respective Legatees within twelve months after my decease, and I do constitute and appoint my said daughter Ann, my said son Charles Hurst Gardner and the said George Lucas, Executrix and Executors of this my said Will and so revoking all former Wills by me made, I do hereby declare that this only to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I, the said Charles Gardner, the Testator, have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. Chas. Gardner Signed, Sealed Published and declared by the said Charles Gardner the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. L. Lucas. H Lucas. Edward Heley.

Proved at London: 3rd July 1823 before the Worshipful John Danberry, Doctor of Laws by the oath of George Lucas, one of the executors to whom administration was granted, having been first sworn duly to administer power bestowed to Ann Gardner, the daughter, and Charles Hurst Gardner, the son, the other executors.


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