Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Will of William Turner of Portmouth
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Turner of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton, Victualler and Waggoner whereby I hereby recommend my soul to God and dispose of all my Wordly Estate in manner following that is to say all my Singular my Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever whtehr Freehold. Leasehold or Copyhold and wheresoever the same may be situate or being and also all my Moeity or equal half part of and in all the Horses, Waggons, Carts or other Carriages stock in Trade and Effects of and belonging to the Business of Common Carriers carried on by myself and Matthew Hunt and James Hunt at Portsea in the said County and also all and singular my Household Goods and furniture, plate, Linen and China, Stock in Trade as Victualler ready Money, securities for Money, Money in the Public Stocks or Funds of this Kingdom, Debts owed and owing unto me and all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects of every degree and denomination whatsoever that I shall be possessed of, interested in or in any wise entitled unto at the time of my decease be the same Freehold, Leasehold or Copyhold and whether in possession, reversion or otherwise howsoever after payment of my just Debts, Funeral Expenses and the Costs of proving this my Will and the expenses incidentally attending the execution thereof, I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear and beloved wife Ann for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give, devise and bequeath the same unto and amongst all and every my children that I shall have living by my said wife or that she may be ensient with at the time of my decease, their Heir, Exors, Admons and Assigns to and for the proper use and behoof of them my said children their Heirs, Exors, Admons and Assigns for ever and to take as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants and in case any of my said children that I shall have living by my said wife or that she shall be ensient with at the time of my decease shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years and leave no lawful issue of his or her body or bodies then I direct that the part or share or parts or shares of him, her or them so dying shall go and accrue to the Survivors or Survivor of such child or children to be equally divided between and amongst them share and share alike if more than one and if but one then to such only surviving child and his or her Hiers, Exors, Admons and Assigns for ever. And I do hereby nominate and appoint her my said wife Ann and my Brother George Edward Turner of Guildford in the County of Surrey, Grocer, Executrix and Executor of this my Will and lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this only to be and contain my true last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper, set my Hand and Seal, that is to say, my hand to the first sheet hereunto annexed and my hand and Seal to this the second and last sheet thereof this twenty first day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eihgt hundred and ten. The Mark of X William Tuner, signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William Turner the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament upon the day of the date in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, George Augustus Gallaway, John Carpenter Junior (Senior?), Richard Coffin.
Proved at London the 1st February 1812 before the Judge by the oths of Ann Turner, Widow, the Relict and George Edward Turner, the Brother of the deceased the Exors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comm------- duly to Administer
NOTE in Margin of Will, most illegible due to size and faintness: On the 16th ---------- 1833 Admon ------- the Will and ------ the Goods, Chattells and Credits of William Turner of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬--------------------------------------- (illegible, however what looks like a reference to William's wife Ann who has remarried and is the wife of William W-------. possibly M-------, also refernce to George Edward Turner, the brother of William Turner) it looks like that possibly swore to the fact that Edward Turner had reached 21 years of age and was the only surviving child, there had been a son William and a daughter Louisa but possibly they did not survive childhood.