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Will Transcript of George Turner D.D.

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Summary transcript of the will of George Turner D.D. [1]

Highlights of the Last Will and Testament of George Turner, D.D., b. 30 Oct 1733. He was the son of Mary Fulham and John Turner.

He describes himself as “George Turner, Doctor in Divinity, Propendary of the Cathedral Church of Winchester in the County of Southampton, now residing there? and being of sound mind…”

“..body to be interred in the Cathedral Church of Winchester…”

He appears to bequeath some land and appurtenances of his in the Parish of St. Nicholas to William Searle of Manor Farm in the Parish of St. Nicholas, yeoman.

Next, one third part or share of some other property in ____bury in the Parish of Walbrook in London now in occupation of Ewbank? and Lloyds is bequeathed to “John Fullham Turner, now residing in or near the City of London aforesaid, son of Joan? Turner of the Parish of Saint Marys in the Borough of Guildford, widow …” In the event of his death, then to the eldest son of John Fullham Turner. In default of such son, (and if I read it correctly), the property would then appear to go to the eldest son of Francis Searle of Oxford Street in the Parish of St Marylebone in the County of Middlesex.

Top of page 2 and last few lines on page1 – hard to read, but it seems to indicate that failing the above sons, the one third part or share in above property goes to the eldest daughter of Francis Searle.

Next, he bequeaths his 2100 pounds in 4% annuities in the Bank of England in the following manner:

• Interest and dividends on 1350 pounds to Sarah Turner, spinster, residing at the said Manor farm aforesaid, and after her death to her brother John Turner of Guildford aforesaid. (I’m not clear on these names). After their deaths, this money goes equally between the children of John Turner. • The remaining 750 pounds to the said Jane? Turner of the parish of St. Mary’s in Guildford, widow, and after her death to her daughters.

Next he bequeaths what appears to be another 2100 pounds in 3% annuities in the Bank of England in the following manner:

• Interest and dividends on 1100 pounds to Fulham Turner of Chichester in Sussex Gentleman. After his death the interest and dividends go to Mary Wyatt Quennell of Chichester aforesaid, daughter of the said Fulham Turner. Difficult to read, but after her death, the money goes to her children.

There is a proviso here I can’t make out, at the end of which the 1100 pounds goes to Mary Mariott, wife of William Mariott of Union Street, White Chapel London, Gentleman.

More remarks about the 1100 pounds and Mary Mariott that I can’t make out.

• Interest and dividends on 666 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence? to Mary Mariott for her life, and on her death to whomever she bequeaths it to in her Will.

• Interest and dividends on 333 pounds six shillings to Catherine Hill of the Close, Salisbury, in the County of Wilts, widow of the Reverend Thomas Hil, and after her death to Catherine Hill, Daughter of the said Catherine Hill and after her decease to Margaret Disbury?, wife of _____ __bury of Conduit Street in London, Gentleman, daughter of the said Catherine Hill for her life. Then the said sum seems to go to the executors to do as they see fit.

Next, a bequest of 200 pounds to Francis Searle “which he owes me on Bond and all interest that shall be due thereon at the time of my decease.

An annuity of 5 pounds to the wife of Francis Searle payable (to me?) during the life of Mary Mariott by the said Francis Searle to and for her own use and benefit.

Bequest to Edward Searle of Manor farm aforesaid, father of the said William Searle, the interest on the sum of 900 pounds which he owes me on Bond. After the death of Edward Searle, the sum of 300 pounds part thereof to William Searle, also [see sidebar insert] 100 pounds other part to Edward Searle, and 100 pounds other part to George Searle, 100 pounds to Mrs? E____, 100 pounds to Charlotte Searle, 100 pounds to Elizabeth Searle, 100 pounds to Margaret Searle.

Bequest of 250 pounds to George Turner of Spelsbury in the County of Oxford for his trouble in the execution of this will and also the sum of 500 pounds, part of 1000 pounds he owes me on two? several? Bonds of five hundred pounds cash, on which of one said Bonds I have written a memorandum in effect that no _____ shall be made by my executors in case this sum be not paid before my decease. And also all my books (boots ?) and my bay mare and gelding one horse chaise and harness upon condition that he dont not suffer the said mare and horse to go out of his possession , and I do devise that they maybe shot when no longer useful to him.

Bequest of a further 250 pounds to Sarah Turner for her trouble as executrix. As well, she gets the goods, furniture plates, linen in the house at Culham in Oxford County, the said books, horses chaise and harness only excepted.

Executors are asked to make sure the testator doesn’t owe any monies in his capacity as treasurer of the Charity for the Relief of _____ Widows and Orphans in the Diocese of Oxford.

Executors are instructed to burn all his written sermons.

Lastly, he appoints George Turner as executor and Sarah Turner as executrix.

Will duly signed 5 October 1797, Will proved 10 November 1797.



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