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Will of James Gasking Ellery, Solicitor, of Plymouth (1837)

Proved 4 July 1837

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1881, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Norwich Quire Numbers: 501 - 550

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

This is the last Will and testament of me James Gasking Ellery of Plymouth in the County of Devon Solicitor ffirst I direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executor herein after named out of my residuary Estate I give and devise my freehold dwelling house and premises in Atheneum Terrace Plymouth in which I reside to my brother in law John Nicholas Bennett and my brothers Edward Crisp Ellery and Edmund Roger Ellery share and share alike as tenants in common and to their respective and several heirs and assigns for ever I give and bequeath to my Sisters Caroline Emma Ellery and Mary Anna Bayer Ellery the sum of forty pounds each and to my said sister Caroline I give the further sum of ten guineas to be laid out in the purchase of a brooch or some other Article at her selection as a small acknowledgement of her assiduous and affectionate attendance on me during my illness I give to my said brother Edward the sum of twenty pounds I give to my Aunt Eliza Body now living with my family the sum of ten pounds for mourning I give to my friend William Richard Berryman a handsome cornelian seal of the finest gold in remembrance of me and as a small token of my esteem I give the Revd John Hawker five guineas I give Martha Kean the sum of nineteen guineas in acknowledgement of her constant and kind attentions to me from my youth and to Agnes( Mrs Gasking's other servant) the sum of three pounds I give to my servant Sarah Lawrence the sum of ten guineas as an acknowledgement of her kind attention to me during my illness and of her faithful services in my family and to Sally Palmer I give the sum of three pounds as a similar acknowledgement I give to my Nephew John Peter Bennett a Watch of the value of six guineas when he shall attain the age of sixteen years And all the Rest and Residue of my Estate and Effects I give devise and bequeath to the said John Nicholas Bennett his heirs Exors Admors and Assigns Upon trust to sell the same And to give good receipts to the purchasers thereof and to apply the proceeds of such sales first in satisfaction of all my just debts and after satisfaction thereof then Upon trust for my said Sisters Caroline and Mary share and share alike and their respective heirs Exors and Admors And I hereby appoint the said John Nicholas Bennett sole Executor of this my Will Sealed with my Seal dated this ninth day of April 1837 _ Jas G Ellery

(Attestation Clause)

Joseph Pridham Jacob Pasco This H Coombes
Proved at London 4 July 1837