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The Will of

James BURBERRY (?-1845)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Burberry of the parish of Ifield in the county of Sussex labourer. First I desire and direct all my just funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named. Next I give and bequeath unto my son in law Henry William Tullet of Kennington Lane Lambeth in the county of Surrey Victualler and my son in law Thomas Watson of Ifield in the county of Sussex Carpenter all and even my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever that I shall be possessed of or interested in or hereafter invited into at the time of my decease upon trust that they the said Henry William Tullet and Thomas Watson do and shall soon as conveniently may be after my decease absolutely sell or cause to be sold by public auction or private contract all my household furniture, plate, linen, livestock, implements and effects whatsoever and wheresoever or of what kind soever for the most money that can be reasonably gotten for the same and collect and receive such parts of my personal estate as shall not be saleable and do so and stand and be possessed of and interested in the monies arising by such sales subject nevertheless to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses. In trust to pay and divide the residue of the monies arising from the sales of my personal effects aforesaid unto and equally between and amongst all and every my children share and share alike. And I hereby direct that in case any of my said children shall happen to die or those that are deceased leaving issue of his her or their body lawfully begotten, that the share of him her or them so dying or dead shall be paid to and equally divided between his her or their issue share and share alike if more than one and if but one then to such only child. And I hereby declare that any sum or sums of money advanced by me to any of my children is by way of loan and shall be deducted from his her or their part or parts of the monies owing by the means aforesaid. And Lastly I do hereby nominate institute and appoint my aforesaid son in law Henry William Tullet and my son in law Thomas Watson Executors of this my will contained in one sheet of paper and to which I have set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven. The mark of James Burberry - X signed sealed published and declared on the day and date above written in the presence of us who in each others presence have at the request of the testator subscribed our names as witnesses

Proved at London 6th Dec 1845



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012