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WILLS, CHANCERY PROCEEDINGS, etc
OF DEACON & BEDFORD OF PORTSMOUTH,
HAMPSHIRE 1748-1910


 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/deacon/wills.html

Last updated 15.10.2011, 81 A4-size pages, 0.3 mgb



Kit WITHERS
101 Allington Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
phone +64 4 476 9554 email kit.withers"att"gmail.com  
 (I write "att" for @ to foil spammers.)

Most of this material was sent to me by
  (10)527 111 JH Jean HENNAH Jeanhennah"att"aol.com 2002-5, & 
  6313 812 BT Bridget THURGATE john.thurgate"att"tiscali.co.uk 2003.

I obtained a few of the wills (eg that of our ancestor Love BEDFORD)
directly from  www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk 

I wish to thank the Hampshire Record Office for permission to scan the
documents in Sections 3 & 4.

For how the people referred to by ID number below, eg (10)5 or (10)52, fit together as a family see 1. of
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/deacon/deacon.html

(On 13.6.2005 I changed family ID numbers when I found that siblings in the 
1st 2 generations at 1., had to be re-ordered; eg 64 became (10)5. 
In doing this some ID errors arose. Please let me know if you find one!)

CONTENTS A4-size page number 1. DEACON WILLS 4

*1666 will of Richard DEACON, Yeoman of Newchurch in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire - relation to our family unsure

* 0 James DEACON will 1748 proved 1748 ex BT          
                                                               5
* 4 Elizabeth VARLO nee DEACON will 21.5.1794 ex BT
                                                               6
* (10) William DEACON b1733 will & codicil 1791, proved 1792 ex BT
                                                               9
* (10)-sp Elizabeth DEACON nee JUDSON Widow of Portsmouth will 1817 proved 14.5.1821 PROB 11/1643 ex JH
                                                              10
* (10)1 James DEACON will 27.2.1810 proved 4.1.1813 ex JH
                                                              12
* (10)11 James Williamson DEACON will of 1845, proved 1848 ex BT
                                                              19
* (10)11-sp Georgina DEACON nee SMITH will of 1856, probate 1868 ex BT
                                                              19
* (10)5 William DEACON will 1829,codicil 1832, proved 16.11.1840 PROB 11/1936 ex JH
                                                              19
* (10)5-sp Sarah DEACON wife of (10)5 will 1857, codicil 1859, died 1859, will proved 1859 ex JH
                                                              28
* (10)51 Rev. William Weston DEACON will 1826, admon 1856 ex BT
                                                              32
* (10)52 Henry DEACON d1856 will 1855 proved 1859 ex JH
                                                              33
* (10)522 Fanny WHITSON d1910 will 1908 proved 1910, admin. 1911 ex JH
                                                              33
* (10)523 Henry George DEACON d1879 will 1872 proved 1879 ex JH
                                                              34
* (10)54-sp George VICTOR bp 1796 Portsmouth will 1853 proved 1854 ex JH
                                                              35
* (10)57 Elizabeth SHORTRIDGE d1880 will 1878 cod. 1879 proved 1881 ex JH
                                                              36
* (10)57-sp John SHORTRIDGE d1878 will 1875 cod's 1876-7 prob. 1878 ex JH
                                                              36
* (10)5(11) Rev. George Edward DEACON d1886 will 1882 probate 1886 ex JH
                                                              45
* (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON will 1896 died 1898 probate 1898 ex JH
                                                              46
* (10)71 George Charles Deacon LEWIS bp 1795 ex BT Will 1860; codicils 1868 & 1869; proved 1871.
                                                              46
* (10)71-sp2 Maria Amabel LEWIS nee SCOTT ex BT
                                                              49
* (10)72 William LEWIS 1797-1864 ex BT: will 1858 proved London 1864
                                                              50
                                                        
* (10)72 m2 Anne LIVIE ex BT: will proved 1879 /A>
                                                              52
* (10)9 Ann BRIDGES nee DEACON: will of 12.6.1828 ex BT
                                                              52
* (10)9-sp Captain George BRIDGES will 7.5.1824 proved 1825 ex BT
                                                              53
* (11) Jane DEACON will 29.7.1778 ex BT
                                                              53
* (12) Ann DEACON will 1780 ex BT
                                                              55
* 0 of 2.1.3 Harrison DEACON of Southsea, Hampshire, will 1843 proved 15.3.1845 PROB 11/2013 ex BT
                                                              56
 
*1790/91 Elizabeth DEACON Widow of Portsmouth 1.5.1790 proved 23.6.1791 PROB 11/1205
                                                              57
2. BEDFORD WILLS - re 4.1:

* Will of wife of 0 of 4.1, Love BEDFORD nee WELLSTED
 proved at London 5.10.1821.                                  58

* Will of 3 of 4.1:         
  31.12.1796 Will of Cheesman Welstead BEDFORD, Gentleman of
 Portsmouth, proved at London 7.1.1800.                       62         

3. William DEACON Mayor of Portsmouth 1685 and 1703 ex JH 27.6.2005
                                                                        62
4. George DEACON of Portsmouth, Alderman 1690-1700, 
 Mayor and Clerke of the markett and JP 1695/6. ex JH 27.6.2005         63
- I guess he is George DEACON bc1650 [1] of 1.3 of
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/deacon/deacon.html father of 
 James DEACON 1691-1749 Alderman of Portsmouth, [14 of 1.3 and 0 of 1.2], 
 who was father of our ancestor William DEACON 1733-1792 [(10) of 1.2].

5. Burgess records 1704-1751 for Geo. Jnr [11 of 1.3], John [12 of 1.3], 
 James [14 of 1.3 and 0 of 1.2] & Wm DEACON [(10) of 1.2]. ex JH 2005   
6. William DEACON distiller of brandy etc 1705 ex JH 27.6.2005          
7. 1794-1854 Entries in family bible of George LEWIS
 & wife Jane nee DEACON [(10)7].                                        
8. 12.1.1807 swearing in as a JP of (10)5 William DEACON ex HRO via JH? 66
9. Chancery proceedings 1819?-1842 re brewery of (10)1 James DEACON & (10)5 William DEACON ex JH
                                                                        67
10. 1825 petition to parliament by (10)5 William DEACON ex HRO via JH?
                                                                        71
 NB The images in 8. & 10. have not been loaded as permission to use
   them has not been granted. However transcriptions of them are there.

11. 1842-1855 Bank records re (10)52 Henry DEACON (1796-1856) ex JH
74 12. Coat of arms on bookplate of (10)52 Henry DEACON (1796-1856) ex JH
                                                                        75
13. 1842-1846 Oriel College records for George Bridges LEWIS [(10)722]  
14. 1909 Letter to (10)527 W Lewis DEACON  ex JH                        76
15. Some Portsmouth Pubs.                                               77

APPENDIX: Old Legal and Old Publications Codes                          79

1. DEACON WILLS

*1666 will of Richard DEACON, Yeoman of Newchurch in the Isle of Wight, 
Hampshire 04 June 1666 PROB 11/321, bought by BT at
 www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk 
 - relation to our family unsure:

 In the name of God Amen.  The six and twentieth day of May in the Year of Our 
Lord One Thousand, six hundred and sixty three and in the fifteenth year of 
the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord Charles II by the Grace of God King of 
England, Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the Faith [thus ignoring 
Cromwell's rule].
 I RICHARD DEACON of Newchurch in the Isle of Wight and County of Southampton, 
Yeoman being in good health and in sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks 
be to Almighty God, therefore do make ordnance and publish and deliver this my 
last will ans testament in manner and form following
 First, my body to be decently interred in the churchyard at Newchurch near 
unto the graves of my ancestors.
 Item  I give and bequeath unto the poor people of the Tythings of Aishley in 
the said parish of Newchurch Twenty Shillings
 Item  To my son BOYER DEACON one shilling; to my son FRANCIS DEACON one 
shilling; to my son JAMES DEACON one shilling; to my son WILLIAM DEACON one 
shilling; to my daughter, now wife of CHARLES ...  one shilling and son 
ROBERT DEACON one shilling and all my wearing apparel ... 
[The will is very difficult to read but the next few sentences mention 
property in the Parish of Newchurch called  " ... Pools by virtue of a copy of 
Court rolls - " to his now wife JOANE and  " the further estate therein by 
lease of ninety and nine years to my sons BOYER DEACON and RICHARD DEACON"
 The will goes on to say - " ... before our intermarriage together and by our 
obligation bearing date if 11 February 1640 bound unto THOMAS F ... of Newport 
- Apothecary and THOMAS KNIGHT late of Langrish, Gentleman,  in the sum or 
penalty of £300 for the payment of £40 yearly to them or to the survivor of 
them  their assigns and administrators ... 

* 0 James DEACON of Portsmouth will 13.1.1748 proved 10.2.1748
 www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk gives it as
Will of James DEACON, Merchant of Portsmouth , Hampshire 10 February 1749
 PROB 11/767  

LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of JAMES DEACON of Portsmouth in the County of
Southampton MERCHANT

I recommend my Soul to God and my body to the earth to be decently buried,
and dispose of my worldly goods as followeth

That is to say - I give and devise unto my beloved wife ELIZABETH all and
singular my Freeholds) messuages, farmlands, tenaments and heriditaments
situate lying and being at Findon in the Co. of Sussex now in the tenure or
occupation of Farmer AYLMER, Mr PAGE and Mr CRIPPS, with all and every the
rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.; and also all my
farm lands, tenements and heriditaments with the appurtenances thereunto
belonging situate and lying at Inlands in the said Co of Sussex and also
all those my two messuages, tenaments or dwelling houses with the yards,
bathsides, gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging adjoining together
and situate at Kingstone in the Parish of Portsea in the Co. of Southampton
now in the several tenure and occupation of ... SMITH and John DRAYTON, one
whereof is known by the name or Sign of the Blue Anchor; and also that all
my messuages , tenaments or dwelling house with the appurtenances thereunto
belonging situate in the High Street of Portsmouth aforesaid or known by
the name The Sign of the Three Tuns Tavern and now in the occupation of
John TROW, to hold the same with every part and parcel thereof unto my said
wife and her assigns for and during her natural life; and immediately after
her decease I give and devise all and singular the said several farms,
messuages etc., to my son [(10)] WILLIAM DEACON to hold to him and to the
heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever. And in want of such issue
then I give the same to my four daughters - [(11)] JANE, [3] MARY, [4 was 7]
ELIZABETH and [(12)] ANNE DEACON to hold to them and their heirs and assigns
foreveras Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants.

Item I give and devise unto my sister MARY DEACON and her assigns in full
satisfaction of the annuity left her by my late brother deceased, one
annuity of L23. O. 0d to be issuing and payable out of my said farmlands and
estate at Inlands. To be paid commencing six months after my decease.

Item: I give and devise unto my son [(15)] JAMES DEACON an annuity of 23P
payable from the out of my property at Kingstone aforesaid, and from The
Three Tuns aforesaid

But it is my Will and Meaning that the said annuity shall be paid into his
own proper hands only and not unto any other person or persons whatsoever
who may claim or demand the same by virtue or colour of any gift or grant
deed, assignment or conveyance.

Item.' I give and devise unto my said daughter [4] ELIZABETH DEACON all and
singular my messuages, farmlands and heridatiments situate in Emsworth in
the said Co. ofsouthampton and now in the occupation of Farmer SMITH to
hold to her heirs and assignments forever.. I give and bequeath unto my
said daughter [4] ELIZABETH the sum of 300P 

Item: I give devise and bequeath all my farmlands, messuages or tenaments
situate and lying at Whitwell in the Parish of Godshill in the Isle of
Wight and also those my 20 acres of land lying in the Common Filds of
Portsea and now in the occupation of Mr John RIDGE unto my said wife and
after her decease to my daughter [(12)] ANNE DEACON and the heirs of her body,
lawfully begotten, forever and, in default of such issue I devise the same
to be divided between my three daughters [(11)] JANE, [3] MARY and [4]
ELIZABETH.

Item: I give and bequeath my said daughter [(12)] ANNE DEACON 55OP

Item: I give and bequeath unto my said daughter [(11)] JANE DEACON the sum of 
1200P.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my said daughter [3] MARY DEACON the sum of
1200P.

Item: I give and bequeath unto amy Executrix, hereinafter named all my
property situate in the High Street of Portsmouth and now in the occupation
of Mr. William BARTLETT, in trust to sell or dispose of as soon as
conveniently may be after my decease and the same tobe used to settle
myjust debts and funeral expenses and the legacies and fortunes
hereinbeforeby me given. And my stock-in4rade and my interest on property
and ships or vessels to be sold and divided between my wife ELIZABETH and
son [(10)] WILLIAM in manner following one third to my wife and two thirds to my
son [(10)] WILLIAM.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my said wife my Chariot my horses and their
harness, household goods, furniture) plate and linen.

I do hereby appoint my wife Elizabeth my sole executrix and revoke all
other wills by me made. I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this 9th
day of April in the year of Our Lord 1748

J. DEACON - the mark of James DEACON - (sic) [Was he too ill to write his
full signature; was his will non-cupative? -Surely he was literate or how
could he have handled all his business concerns?] 

Witnessed by Edward LINZEE, James WHITE and George Augustus PROSSER of
Portsmouth.

MEMORANDUM:

That the within will was signed with a Mark, sealed republished and
declared by the within named James DEACON : Testator to be his last will
and testament on 13 January 1748 in the presence of: John BOWES, Edward
LINZEE +, George Augustus PROSSER of Portsmouth.

This Will was proved at London on the Tenth day of February 1748 before the
right worshipful John BETTESWORTH Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper in the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted, by the oath of
Elizabeth DEACON Widow the relict and sole executrix named in the will to
whom administration was granted.

[+ In the 1909 issue of The International Genealogical Directory there is
the following entry "John W. LINZEE Jr., of 96, Charles Street, Boston,
Mass. is interested in all LINDSAY, LINDSEY etc.. but especially desires
the ancestry of LINZEE of Portsea and Portsmouth...  The other names he
mentioned in connection with LINZEE were: Rose GUISAGE wife of John LINZEE
of Portsmouth 1740; Rebecca COVEN wife of John LINZEE of Portsmouth 1716;
Mary ALBECK wife of Thomas LINZEE of Portsmouth 1690.]

* 4 Elizabeth VARLO nee DEACON will 21.5.1794

ABSTRACTS FROM THE WILL OF [4] MRS ELIZABETH VARLO nee DEACON (1734 - 1795)

I ELIZABETH VARLO of Portsmouth in the County ofsouthampton, Widow Of Weston
VARLO late Admiral in H.M. Navy) being of sound mind, memory and
understanding (praised be God) do make) publish and declare this to be my
last Will and Testament in the manner following That is to say all my
freehold messuage situate in the High Street in Portsmouth together with
the garden and outhouses now occupied by Mr Stephen HOBBS I give and devise
the same unto my nephew (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON and to the heirs of his body, but,
in default of such issue, I direct that, immediately after tile death of my
said nephew the property shall be sold for the best price that can be
gotten and the monies bequeathed unto my nephews (10)1 JAMES DEACON and 
(10)(11) HENRY DEACON and unto my nieces (10)4 ELIZABETH TRIPP the wife of Captain
GEORGE TRIPP RN., (10)5 MISS JANE DEACON and (10)7 MRS ANN BRIDGES the wife of 
George BRIDGES of Portsmouth Esq.
   Also I give and bequeath unto my said nephew (10)1 JAMES DEACON the sum of 
P2OO, also I give and bequeath unto my nephew (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON P1OO
and to his brother (10)9 HENRY DEACON P10O 
My niece... (Sarah) DEACON the sum of P100 [Is this the wife of her nephew Wm?]
My niece (10)7 ANN BRIDGES P1OO 

My niece (10)3 ELIZABETH TRIPP the interest, dividends and produce of stock 
P3OOO in 3% Bank Annuities in the Bank of England to be paid by halfyearly
payments by my executors hereinafter named, for the term of her natural
life and at her decease to be shared between such of her children as may be
living) if no children then the sum to be shared between her brothers and
sisters.

The rest of my L15.OOO Stock I give to my nephew (10)1 JAMES DEACON after 
payment of my debts and the primary legades.
  I am empowered by the will of my late
husband Admiral Weston VARLO to bequeath from the fund of P500 he founded
for them to:
(10)5 WILLIAM DEACON (nephew) P150, (10)9 Henry DEACON (nephew) P150, 
(10)5 Jane DEACON (niece) P10O, (10)7 Ann BRIDGES (niece) L1OO 

Whereas I have about P567 South Sea Stock standing in my name. I bequeath
to my nephew (10)1 JAMES DEACON.

To my five godsons William, Edmund, Henry, Weston and Charles HYLLIER the
sons of Mr John HYLLIER of Porchester in the Co. of Southampton ten guineas
each.  

Also I give to Mrs WYMER of ... ? in the Co. of Norfolk) the eldest
daughter of my late husband's brother Major VARLO and to her daughter
Elizabeth WYMER twenty guineas each.  

Also I give to Mrs Jane FAULKNER, widow of Sivil Row (?) near the New Room
in the City of Bath ten guineas 

Also I give to my faithful servant Mary WHEELER the sum of Thirty Guineas
and unto my other servant Mary BARMAN the sum of Twenty Guineas.  

Also I give to my said nephew (10)1 JAMES DEACON all my plate with my dear
father's arms and crest thereon and to my said niece two pairs ofsilver
candlesticks with snuffer and stand and also a taper candlestick, and to
her also my gold watch, trinkets,jewels and rings.  

And as to my other silver plate I give the same to my other nephews and
nieces to be equally divided between them I give to my said three nieces
(10)3 ELIZABETH TRIPP, (10)5 JANE DEACON and (10)7 ANN BRIDGES all my linen 
and wearing apparel except my common linen and wearing apparel which I give to 
my two servants.  

To my two nephews (10)1 JAMES and (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON - all my books of every
kind. And to them and my nephew-in-law Captain BRIDGES I give all my wines
and liquors to be shared equally among them The furniture in the maids'
rooms to be given to Mary WHEELER and to her and Mary JARMAN 5 gns. over
what I have already bequeathed them in consideration oftheir long and
faithful service and diligence in attending upon me.

It is my warmest desire that a good and friendly disposition should be
continued amongst my relations and therefore should anyone of the legatees
dispute their inheritance then they are to have no part in the inheritance
and their share shall be divided among the remainder. I desire my Chaise be
sold and the money thereby raised to be shared among the legatees.

Also my needlework cabinet and the History of the Bible to my niece 
(10)5 JANE DEACON 

Also I give Miss JANE VARLO second daughter of Mr PHILIP VARLO my needlework
bottoms for six common chairs and an easy chain Also I give to my servant
MARY WHEELER two pairs of servants' sheets and two pillowcases. Six
tablecloths and four unmarked kitchen teaspoons (10)1 JAMES and (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON 
to be executors with GEORGE BRIDGES but if the latter's profession should call
him to be abroad at the time of my decease then the others to execute my
wishes without him and not to wait for his return.

Signed  E.V.  21 May 1794

Witnessed Jonathan HUISH, Henry NEWLAND, Francis COLLINS

Ten days after writing her will ELIZABETH VARLO added the following:

Codicils with the Alterations to my Will as made by Mr John HUISH of
Gosport dated and witnessed on 30 May 1794

Whereas Captain BRIDGES of the Engineers is appointed together with my two
nephews I do declare and make void my intention as expressed in my Will and
hereby appoint my nephews as whole and sole executors and trustees totally
excluding GEORGE BRIDGES.

And whereas in my Will above described I had given unto my niece Mrs ANN
BRIDGES part of my plate, I do hereby revoke the said gift and by this
instrument do exclude her from the division of my plate, plated goods and
watches, trinkets etc.

And whereas in my Will above described I had given my niece (10)3 Mrs ELIZABETH
TRIPP, wife of Captain GEORGE TRIPP of the Navy, two pair (sic) of silver
candlesticks, one silver taper candlestick, a pair of snuffers with a
plated dish thereto belonging, my gold watch and trinkets thereto attached
and all my rings I do now revoke all and every part of the said bequest and
do exclude her from the division and participation of all my plate, plated
goods whatsoever.  I give unto my godson (10)51 WILLIAM WESTON DEACON son
of (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON the sum of twenty gns. 

Likewise unto any second child, whether boy or girl, my nephew may have the
like sum of 20 gns. and if I should not be alive at the Christening of such
child, I do order my executors to give the usual compliment to the nurse as
is customary at such times as I have always intended to stand as god-mother
to any second child my nephew may have.  

Likewise I give unto my niece JANE LEWIS wife of GEORGE LEWIS of the
Engineers the sum of 20 gns. and a like sum to any first child my niece may
have.  

Likewise the sum of 20 gns. onto Mrs ELIZABETH DEACON widow of my late
brother (10) WILLIAM DEACON of Portsmouth [nee JUDSON] 

I do likewise give unto Miss CATHERINE DE LA FONTAINE usually residing in
St. James Street London the sum of lO gns as a token of my friendship for her. 

To Mrs BOGUD (?) of Fareham, Hants I give the picture of my late friend Mrs
EYRE of the same place, and to Mr JOHN HILLYER of Portsmouth I give the two
pictures of my late husband WESTON VARLO, one of them is large the other
smaller.  And in addition to the bequest made to my nephew (10)1 JAMES DEACON of
Portsmouth all Plate bearing the arms of the DEACON family, six tablespoons
marked and six other spoons without any mark, which said spoons are usually
kept in the knife box wherein are deposited the silver handled knives
bearing the family crest.  

[This codicil does not appear to have a witnessed signature.]

TO AVOID ALL MIS-UNDERSTANDING RESPECTING THE DISPOSAL OF MY PLATE
ETC., DESCRIBED ALREADY IN THIS PAPER I HEREBY DECLARE THAT (10)4 ELIZABETH
TRIPP AND (10)9 ANN BRIDGES ARE TOTALLY EXCLUDED FROM ALL AND EVERY SHARE OF
MY PLATE, PLATED GOODS WATCHES TRINKETS, RINGS ETC.. I DO UKEWISE
ORDER THAT MY TWO NEPHEWS (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON AND (10)(11) HENRY DEACON AND MY
NIECE (10)7 JANE LEWIS ARE ONLY TO DERIVE BENEFIT FROM THE DIVISION OF MY
PLATE.

In two former Wills I had appointed Captains TRIPP and BRIDGES to be two of
my executors but, from their behaviour of late I have excluded them. And
likewise as I have received unmerited and unhandsome treatment from (10)4 Mrs
ELIZABETH TRIPP and (10)9 Mrs ANN BRIDGES I have in a paper attached to my Will
excluded them from some bequests before given to them and though the
circumstances that have occurred might justify my LEAVING THEM OUT OF MY
WILL ENTIRELY yet have I made only some small alterations which I think
are competent to express and denote that I bear no emnity or ill-will to
the persons named above, that they are made as a token or lesson that there
should always be a difference made between those who behave as their piety
should prompt them and those who pay no respect to good and indulgent
parents.  

In my will I have given to Captain BRIDGES [m (10)4] part of my wines and
liquors - I now revoke such gift and give the whole contents of my cellar
to (10)1 JAMES and (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON. To WILLIAM DEACON I likewise give all 
the coals in my cellar at my death.  All my green house plants I give
between (10)5 JANE LEWIS and (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON.

I ORDER THESE ALTERATIONS TO BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO BY MY EXECUTORS 
12 November 1794  E.V.

signed and Sealed 7 November 1794 [Six months after the first codicil]
Witnessed by HJ DAMERUNO (?), John WHITLOW and W HILL.

ELIZABETH VARLO died on 26 October 1795

On 9 December 1795 STEPHEN HOBBS of Portsmouth, Gentleman and (10)(11) HENRY 
DEACON, Gentleman made affadavit that the codicil was in Elizabeth VARLO's
hand. They were then duly sworn to administen The hearing for probate was
before Sir William WYNNE D.C.L.

* (10) William DEACON b1733 will 13.6.1791, codicil 15.6.1791, proved 1.10.1792
 PROB 11/1223  ex BT
 
(10) William DEACON (1733-1792) a very wealthy merchant & brewer with property
 in Portsmouth, Portsea, Westbourne Sussex & Southampton, & in Brading on the 
Isle of Wight,left very specific directions about disposal of is worldly goods,
providing handsomely for his wife & 7 surviving children: (10)1 James b 1762,
(10)4 Elizabeth Ann 1765-1836, (10)5 Wm b 1767, (10)9 Jane b 1769, 
(10)9 Ann b 1774, (10)(11) Henry b1777 & (10)(12) Mary b 1780 clearly stating 
what investments were to be made & what property sold so that each should have 
a large annuity. He made his 2 elder sons his executors. At the date of his 
will only his dr Elizabeth (10)4 was married - to George TRIPP RN.

He also wished that his sons would ".. maintain & keep for my said wife's sole 
use, as good a pair of horses for drawing her carriage as they know I would 
have driven myself, & knowing how fond I was of driving, & that my wife should 
have the use of the stables, coach house & lodging over the coach house, 
lately built by me near my Brewhouse, for the purpose of keeping her horses, 
harness, & her carriage. Her coachman to have his quarters in the lodging.

The will was written, signed & sealed on 13.6.1791, witnessed by Edward LINZEE,
John ..., & George BINSTEAD. There followed a codicil:

NB It is my will & desire that the following particulars take place after my 
decease, notwithstanding they were omitted from the main body of my will -
I give my dear wife Elizabeth my pew in Portsmouth Church (St Thomas') being in
the front of those North Galleries towards the west end of the church, for the 
use of herself & our children for & during the term of her natural life & after
her decease I give the same unto my dear & eldest son James DEACON. The said 
pew has been in the occupation of my family about 60 years. 
 William DEACON 15.6.1791.

The will was proved on 1.10.1792 in the PCC the relict Elizabeth, the 2 sons
James & William.

* (10)-sp Elizabeth DEACON nee JUDSON will 29.10.1817 proved 14.3.1821
JH sent me a photocopy of the original from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
BT typed it. I scanned it:

 Family mentioned:
(10)4 Elizabeth m George TRIPP
(10)41 Elizabeth Anne TRIPP 
(10)5 William DEACON m Sarah
(10)71 George Charles Deacon LEWIS
(10)72 William LEWIS executor
(10)9 Ann executor m George BRIDGES
(10)(11) Henry DEACON m Elizabeth (Marie-Eliza LILL)
 Others mentioned: my husband's ... friend the Rev. Richard WAVELL;
 witnesses William EASTHOPE, J.C. COX and John SHUGARE?
 Public house mentioned: THE LORD D ... S HEAD in St. Nicholas St, Portsmouth.

This is the last will and testament of me ELIZABETH DEACON of Portsmouth 
[nee JUDSON] in the County of Southampton, widow, made
whilst I am of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding.

I give, devise unto my son WILLIAM DEACON all that messuage, tenement or public
house with the yard and appurtanences thereto belonging, situate lying and 
being in St. Nicholas Street in Portsmouth aforesaid.. or known by the name or 
sign of THE LORD D ... S HEAD and now in the occupation of Elizabeth CARLISN? 
to hold the same unto and to the use ofthe said WILLIAM DEACON his heirs and 
assigns for ever ...

I give and bequeath unto my sons WILLIAM DEACON and to my daughter ANN
the wife of GEORGE BRIDGES Esq. all my monies in the three percent
consolidated Bank Annuities upon trust, that they, my said trustees,
shall and do pay the dividends, interest and yearly proceeds thereof
for such interests and purposes only as my daughter ELIZABETH, the
wife of GEORGE TRIPP Esq., notwithstanding her present or any future
husband, and as if she were sole and unmarried shall form time to time
by any note, or writing signed by her own hand, direct or appoint and
in default of such instrucdons or appointments do and shall pay the
whole of her dividends, interest and yearly proceeds or so much
thereof concerning which she shall make for her sole and separate use
and benefit exclusive of her husband now or in the future, who shall
not meddle therewith nor shall he have some or any part thereof for
his use or control or disposal engagements or incumbrances, but
absolutely at her own sole and separate disposal of the said ELIZABETH
TRIPP or such person or persons as she may name.  Should she die then
all my said monies to my grand-daughter ELIZABETH ANNE TRIPP for her
own use and benefit absolutely, the same to be transferred to her at
the age of 21 years. But should the same ELIZABETH ANNE TRIPP die
under the age 21 years without leaving any lawful issue then I do give
all my monies unto and actually between my two grandchildren GEORGE
CHARLES DEACON LEWIS and WILIAM LEWIS to be transferred to them at the
age oftwenty-one years. And out of the arrears of estate I give unto
my said grand-daughter ELIZABETH ANNE TRIPP the sum of L150 sterling
to be paid to her at the age of twenty - one years.  And I do direct
my said son WILLIAM DEACON to pay unto the proper hand of my
granddaughter ELIZABETH ANNE TRIPP during her minority at interest of
L5.O0 per return for admon. and her receipt shall from time to time to
be his discharge for what she shall so receive.

I trust that her receipt above shall be good and sufficient discharge
to my said trustees for the same and after her decease to my said
grandsons GEORGE CHARLES DEACON LEWIS and WILLIAM LEWIS And I ask my
said son WILLIAM DEACON out of the arrears of my said annuity to
purchase mourning rings each ring to be ofthe value of LlO. One of
which rings I give unto my son-in-law GEORGE BRIDGES, another ring for
my daughter ANN BRIDGES, another ring for my daughter-in-law SARAH nee
BEDFORD] wife of WILLIAM DEACON.  One ring I give unto my
daughter-in-law ELIZABETH (MARIE-ELIZA LILL) the wife of my son HENRY
DEACON & one other ring I give unto my son-in-law GEORGE TRIPP.

And I do also direct my said son WILLIAM DEACON out of such arrears
of my annuity to pay all my debts and funeral payments and the charges
of proving this my will, and after full payment thereof to my said son
WILLIAM DEACON.

I give all my books unto and equally between my said daughters 
 ELIZABETH TRIPP and ANN BRIDGES.
I give to my son WILLIAM DEACON a silver christening bowl.

I give to my son HENRY DEACON a silver coffee-pot with a transcription
to the memory ofmy late dear husband's esteemed and respected friend
the Rev. RICHARD WAVELL.

The rest and residue of my plate I give unto and equally between my
children ELIZABETH TRIPP, WILLIAM DEACON, ANN BRIDGES and HENRY DEACON.

I give all my household linen and wearing apparel unto and equally
between ELIZABETH TRIPP and ANN BRIDGES in case one or either of them
should die before me - I give the share of shares of her so dying unto
my grand-daughter EUZABETH ANNE TRIPP.

I also give all my household goods and china useful or ornamental,
glass and pictures in my dwelling house in Penny Street in Portsmouth
aforesaid occupied by my said son WILLIAM DEACON shall not be
considered as part of my personal estate or be subject or liable to any
of the bequests in this my will contained respecting my personal estate
but that the same shall be considered as heirlooms and shall pass
with the said dwelling house for my son WILLIAM DEACON and his heirs
as the owners and occupiers of the same.

I give all my money that may be in my dwelling house belonging to me at
the time of my death equally between GEORGE CHARLES DEACON LEWIS,
WILLIAM LEWIS and ELIZABETH ANNE TRIPP  and lastly: -

I do nominate and appoint the said WILLIAM DEACON and ANN BRIDGES
executor and executrix of this my last will and testament contained on
the preceding sheets of paper and have subscribed my name and to this
last have set my seal this 29th day of October in the year of our Lord
1817 ELIZABETH DEACON (signed & sealed)

At her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof

WILLIAM EASTHOPE; J.C. COX and JNO. SHUGARE?

Proved London 14 March 1821 before Worshipful JOHN DODSON D.LL.  and
Surrogate by the Oaths of WILLIAM DEACON and ANN BRIDGE having been
first sworn duly to administer Power... of making the life grant to
HENRY DEACON.

* (10)1 James DEACON of Portsmouth will 27.2.1810 proved 4.1.1813 PROB 11/1540
JH sent me a photocopy of the original from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Typed by me above.

 The will mentions:
(10) William DEACON deceased, (10)-sp Elizabeth DEACON
(10)1-sp Catherine nee POPIER/PAPIER
(10)11 Rev. James Williamson DEACON 
(10)11-sp Georgina SMITH daughter of Joseph SMITH of Purbrook in S'n county
(10)4 Elizabeth TRIPP 
(10)5 William DEACON sole executor, (10)5-sp Sarah nee BEDFORD
(10)51 William Weston DEACON, (10)52 Henry DEACON,
(10)53 James DEACON, (10)54 Sarah Ann DEACON, (10)55 Robert DEACON,
(10)57 Eliza Love DEACON, (10)59 Nelson Wavell DEACON & (blank) DEACON
(10)7 Jane LEWIS
(10)71 George Charles Deacon LEWIS, (10)72 William LEWIS 
(10)9 Ann BRIDGES
(10)(11) Henry DEACON, (10)(11)-sp Marie
(10)(11)1 William Head DEACON, (10)(11)2 Elizabeth DEACON, 
(10)(11)3 Caroline DEACON
Sophia WILLIAMS (p5) Who is she??
trustee Thomas GOODE? of Stanhope Street, clare? estgrartit? London
witnesses Martin WHITE, JS MERRITT, John S SHUGAR
his Brewhouse in Penny St, Portsmouth

Abbrev'n: PS = pounds Stirling
   .........................
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This is the last will and testament of JAMES DEACON of Portsmouth in
the county of Southampton squire made while I am of sound and.mind
memory and there should first ideas and there should unto my dear wife
CATHERINE DEACON & her assigns for & during the term of her natural
life subject nevertheless to the life estate of my mother ELIZABETH
DEACON - tenement or dwelling

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years or day or days of marriage within -- happen and I to give full -
& authority unto my executor hereinafter named to pay apply drop.. of
the whole or any part of the said - farm rent yearly rent charge or
annual sum of 300 pounds for & towards the maintenance education and
bringing up of such child or children respectively or lay out insist?
the same to accumulate for their or his benefit as my said executor
shall deem most proper and in case the said (10)11 JAMES WILLIAMSON
DEACON by the said Georgina his wife or their leaving? any all of them
shall part at this - before - or they shall borrow entitled to a
vested?  survivor in the said - farm? writ yearly rent charge or
annual sum of 300 pounds then I do give - & bequeath the same unto my
son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON to have and to hold the - free? farm? writ
yearly rent, charge or annual sum of 300 pounds and every part thereof
together with all benefit and advantage of distress & entry as
hereinafter is mentioned unto & to the use of the said JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs executors admons and assigns absolutely
forever according to the nature and quality of the different estates
on the same is made chargeable & -- & make chargeable forever
hereafter all & singular my said freehold & leasehold - lands
tenements & hered's & my said minority? part or chrge of messuages
lands tenements hered's not hereinafter before disposed of & my said
minority? part or part share of the said trade or business of a Brewer
& the - utensils benefit profits survivor? & advantage thereof with
the payment of the said free? farm? writ yearly writ charge or annual
sum of 300 pounds in manner aforesaid

also give devise & bequeath unto my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON
or other fee? farm rent yearly rent charge or annual sum of 300 pounds
of lawful English money free? of all taxes charges & encumbrances
whatsoever to have & to hold the same unto - to the - of him the said
JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs exons admons & assigns absolutely

forever & as far as the nature & quality of the estates - the same is
made chargeable will admit which said last - for farm writ yearly writ
charge or annual sum of 300 pounds shall be - & payable out of also
charged & chargeable

& I do hereby charge & make chargeable forever hereinafter all &
singular my said freehold & leasehold messuages lands tenements &
hered's & also my said minority? part or share of the said trade or
business of a brewer & -- benefit profits sum or said advantage there
of with the payment of the said free? farm rent yearly writ charge or
annual sum of 300 pounds last mentioned unto my said son JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs exors admons & assigns in the manner aforesaid

& I do direct that the said shall be payable and paid to him & them by
two equal half yearly payments in every year the first payment thereof
to begin & be made at the end of 6 calendar months next after my
death & my will is that it shall & may be careful? to & for my said
wife & her assigns & to & for my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his
heirs exors admons & assigns & to & for the said GEORGINA his wife
during her widowhood in case of nonpayment of the said several fee?
farm? writs yearly writ charges or annual sums of

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of my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON with GEORGINA SMITH daughter of
JOSEPH SMITH of Purbrook in said county Esquire which? shortly after
took effect? I am borrow bound to the said JOSEPH SMITH & JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON in the final? sum of 10,000 pounds with condition
thereunder written for making the same void if I should pay unto the
said JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his assigns during his natural life and
after his death unto the said GEORGINA SMITH his intended wife and her
assigns during her natural life or widowhood the - yearly sum of 300
pounds in manner & on the several days & times therein mentioned

& if I should? perform the several matters & things therein contained
- which said bond is contained a proviso also for making void the sums
if I should in my lifetime by such good sufficient ways and means in
the lars? as control? shall do admon? or by my last will and testament
in writing or any writing in the nature of or purporting to be my last
will and testament or any codicil or codicils thereto settle & assign
give or devuse upon the several trusts contained in the said bond as
with property either real or personal as would provide or not annual
amount? either equal to or greater than the said annuity or yearly sum
of 300 pounds thereby owed? - therefore to the said son JAMES DEACON
in compliance with this condition of the said writed? bond & in bull
discharge & satisfaction of the said bond & the said yearly sum of 300
pounds and all other monies thereby secured? & in hers & stead thereof

so by this my last will and testament in writing give devise &
bequeath unto my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON and his assigns for
& during the term of his natural life after his decease unto his wife
GEORGINA DEACON & her assigns for & during the term of her natural
life in case she shall so long continue the widow of the said JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON and no longer one fee? farm? writ yearly write
charge or annual sum of 300 pounds of lawful English money to be
payable & paid by - quarterly payments in every year that is to say
the 27th day of February the 27th day of May the 27th day of August
and the 27th day of November in every year the first payment thereof
to begin and to be made on such of the said days as shall happen next
after my decease & from and after the several dervases? of the said
JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON & GEORGINA his wife and the decease of the
said JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON and the decease? or porond? marriage of
the said GEORGINA DEACON then I do give & bequeath the said fee? &
farm writ yearly writ charge or annual sum of 300 pounds unto &
equally between all & every the child or children of the said JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON his said wife GEORGINA to be begotten and to their
several & isportive?  heirs exors admons & assigns forever as tenants
in common & not as part? tenants and if but 1 then for such only child
his or her heirs exors admons & assigns absolutely forever the share
or shares of such of them as shall be a son or sons to be a vested? in
trust or vested - to as & when they shall attain his her or their age
or respective ages of 21 years or die under that age leaving lawful
issue & the share or shares of each one of them as shall be or
daughter or daughters to be at vested interest or vested interests at
- their own or respective ages of 21 years

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dwelling herein with the ffard? as - garden stable coach house &
houses & appurt's thereinto belonging or - in Penny St in Portsmouth
aforesaid and now in the occupation of my brother WILLIAM DEACON and
from and after the decease my said wife I do give & devise the said
messuage hered's & premises unto my son the Rev JAMES WILLIAM DEACON
clerk to have & to hold the same into & to the use of him the said
JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs & assigns forever

provided always & my will is that is shall & may be lawful to & for my
said brother WILLIAM DEACON and his heirs admins & assigns? of the
Brewhouse & premises in Penny Street in which majority carry on the
business of a brewer also to & for his & their servants? with - carts
& other ..issary things from time to time & at all times to gain free
access? egress?  & - into above premises? & yard of the said - - - -
for the purpose of obtainin? water from the pump in the said yard in
the said manner aforesaid? for many years past has been --

I also give & devise unto my said wife CATHERINE DEACON & her assigns
during the term of her natural life subject also to the late? estate
of my said brother therein? all that -- within South? sanctuary? in St
Thomas church in Portsmouth aforesaid now - - -- & from & after the
decease of my said wife I do give & devise the same unto & to the - of
the said JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs exors admons & assigns
absolutely forever or according to the nature & quality of the estate
& - which I shall heretofore - at the time of my decease

I give devise & bequeath unto my dear wife CATHERINE DEACON & for her
assigns for & during the time of her natural life -- & satsifaction of
all her dowry? & --- of - all my messuages lands tenements & hered's &
my majority? part or share of messuages lands tenements & hered's 1
for - yearly writ charge or annual sum of 400 pounds of lawful English
money free from all payments? & impositins whatsoever to be - arising
& payable out of & charged & this - forever hereafter on all &
singular my freehold & leasehold messuages lands or tenements &
heredit's & my minority? part or share of messuages lands tenements &
heredit's not hereinto before disposed of

& also on my minority? part or share of the said trade or business of
a brewer & on the implements utensils benefit profits survivor? &
advantage thereof - shall be payable & paid to my said wife by 2 equal
half yearly payments in every year the 1st payment thereof to be - -
at the end of 6 calender months - after my decease

& from & after the decease of my said wife I do give devise & bequeath
the said free? farm writ charge & annual sum of 400 pounds unto my
said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON to have & to hold the said free? farm
writ yearly writ charge or annual sum of 400 pounds unto & to the use
of him the said JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs exors admins and
assigns absolutely forever or according to the nature and quality of
the several estates on which the same is made chargeable whereas by a
certain bond or obligation in writing bearing date the 9th day of
February instant made upon the treaty of the marriage of

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400 pounds & 300 pounds & 300 pounds or any or either of them or any
part of therein to enter into & upon all & singular my said freehold &
leasehold messuages lands tenements & hered's doso? charged with the
payment of the same as aforesaid & into every or any part or parts
thereof & to distran? for the same or for so with then of shall be
then in arrears & unpaid & the distress & distresses then & there
found to take was? drive? & --- or otherwise she he or they shall be
fully paid & satisfied with farm writ yearly writ charge or annual
sums of 400P 300P & 300P provided or with of this or any or either of
them? as shall then be in arrear & unpaid - or with all costs charges
& compo..s whatsoever as may be - by with entry? distress & - & in
case the said annual ans?  farm writ yearly writ charge or annual sums
of 400P 300P or 300P or any part of them shall be behind or unpaid by
the space of 20 days wait? after other? or the said days of payment
waivers? the said - to be paid as aforesaid being 1st lawfully
determined?  that then & so often as the sains? or any part term of
shall be so behind or unpaid it shall & may be lawful for my said wife
& her assigns & for my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs
exors admors & assigns & for the said GEORGINA his wife owing her
widowhood & for any or either of them whose farm writ yearly writ
charge or a sum shall be so behind or unpaid into all & every or any
of my said messuages lands tenements & hered's & my said mintority?
part or share of messuages lands tenements & hered's charged with the
purpose of the same as aforesaid to enter?  & be thereof fully
possessed & the writs forms? & profits to thereof & of every part
thereof to wro'd & take & also to be fully possessed of my said
minority part or charge of with ? said trade & business of a - & to -
& take? the benefit profits - & advantage thereof & of every part
thereof until she he or they shall be thereby or therewith or by the
person or persons who shall then be entitled to the said freehold &
leasehold messuages lands tenements & hered's & my min'y part or share
of messuages lands tenements & hered's or to my said min part or share
of the said trade or bus. of a Freror? fully paid & satisfied the same
farm writ yearly writ charge or annual sums of 400 300 & 300 & every
or any part thereof & all arrears thereof together with the costs
charges & expenses which may be ..ed by reason of the nonpayment
thereof or of any part thereof

I also give devise & bequeath unto SOPHIA WILLIAMS         [Who is she?] 
& her assigns for & during the term of her natural life an annuity or yearly
writ charge of 40P of lawful English money clear of all taxes charges
& impositions whatsoever to be ..ing & payable out of & charged at &
chargeable on all & singular my said messuages lands tenements &
hered's & my minority part or share of messuages lands tenements &
hered's & to be payable & paid by equal quarterly payments in every
year the 1st payment thereof to begin & be made at the end of 3
calendar months next after my decease

& in case

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nonpayment of the said annuity or yearly writ charge of 40P or any
part thereof I do give unto the said SOPHIA WILLIAMS the same remedys of vitry?
distress & - for this wro..ry of all arrears hereof or are heretofore
contained in case of nonpaymt of the said free? farm writ yearly writ
charge or annual sum of 400P 300P & 300P & subject to & charged &
chargeable forever here after with the payment of the said farm writ
yearly writ charge or annual sum of 400P 300P & 300P in manner
aforesaid & also with the pt of the said sum of 40P & with the benefit
& advantage heretofore contained of distress - & sale & of all other
provisions? & authorities whatoever for wr..ing the same

I do so give devise & bequeath all & singular my said freehold &
leasehold messuages lands tenements & hered's & my minority part or
share of messuages lands tenements & hered's not hereintofor otherwise
disposed of together with my said miny of the said trade or bus.  of a
brewer stock in trade & the implements utensils benefit profit - &
advantage thereoof unto my said brother WILLIAM DEACON to have & to hold the
same charge & chargeable nevertheless as aforesaid unto & to the use of my
said brother WILLIAM DEACON his heirs exors admons & assigns absolutely for
ever or according to the nature & quality of the estate & interest
which I shall have to come therein at the 1st of my decease

& my will is that it shall & may be lawful to & for the said WILLIAM
DEACON his heirs exons admons & assigns at any time or times after my
decease to sell & dispose of the whole or any part of my said
messuages lands tenements & hered's for the purpose of ..dating or
purchasing the said free? farm writ yearly writ charge or annual sum
of 400 pounds 300 pounds & 300 pounds or any part or parts thereof

& I do direct that the money arising from wuch sale or sales shall
from time to time be investedd in some or one of the public stocks or
funds of this kingdom in terms & of 4? trusteors? 2? whereof shall be
chosen by the said CATHERINE DEACON & JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his
heirs exors admons assigns - & I do direct that the dividends interest
& annual proceeds of such money shall be yearly & every year added to
the pricipal money & when the said shall amount to the sum of 20,000P
stirling or to such sum of money as will when invested in the public
funds produce the - yearly sums of 300PS unto my said son JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs exors admons & assigns in - & stead of his
said free? farm writ yearly writ that - annual sum of 300P & upon
further trust to - invested in the - of the said trusteees the sum of
15,000P stirling -- thereof or such other sum as will produce the -
yearly sum of 700PS & do & shall pay the - yearly sum of 400P part
thereof unto my said wife CATHERINE DEACON & her assigns for & during
the term of her natural life in - & stead of her said free? farm writ
yearly writ charge or annual sum of 400P & from & after her decease
upon trust to pay the sum of 8000P part thereof unto the said JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON his heirs exons admons & assigns in lieu & stead of
the said free? farm writ yearly

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writ charge or annual sum of 400P so given? to him after the decease of
my said wife & upon further trust to keep secured the sum of 6000P S
the - thereof or such other sum of money as will - the - yearly sum of
300P & be dissinrit?  to answer the purposes of the said writed bonds
-- so by such good & sufficient ways & means with land as a control?
shall - with & - the said --- - & to - for the s.. -- & purposes as so
mentioned?  & - -- bond? or the conditions thereof so as to
exoriorate? my heirs exons admons & assigns from the - thereof & from
all - whatever

in respect thereof I give to my mother  ELIZABETH DEACON the sum of 30PS 

I give to my said wife CATHERINE DEACON the sum of 100PS
I give to my said brother WILLIAM DEACON the sum of 100PS 
I give to SARAH the wife of the said WILLIAM DEACON the sum of 20PS 

I give unto my nephews & nieces (10)51 WILLIAM WESTON DEACON, (10)52 HENRY
DEACON, (10)53 JAMES DEACON, (10)54 SARAH ANN DEACON, (10)55 ROBERT DEACON, 
(10)57 ELIZA LOVE DEACON, (10)59 NELSON WAVELL DEACON & (blank) DEACON, 
children of my said brother WILLIAM DEACON the sum of 20P - of lawful English
money which I direct shall be paid to him her or them respy at his her
or their age & resp'e ages of 21 yrs & that - the money?  time during
their several stinaities? my exrs herein after named shall invest the
same in his own name upon - - or govt annuity? at - & that the dicvids
- & annual - thereof shall as the case? shall be reinvested? or added
to the principal money for their benefit & advantage when they shall
attain that age provided alwasys & in -- that - any or either of them
my said - I - & I - shall happen to die under the age of 21 years
without having - - of his her or their body or bodies therein - or -
or charge or charges of him her or them as dying shall - belong to the
survivors or survivor of them & shall be paid to him her or them - at
the said age --- original shares or as was - as - will admit

I give unto my brother (10)(11) HENRY DEACON the sum of 150PS & to his wife
MARIE DEACON I give the sum of 20PS

I give to my nephews & nieces (10)(11)1 WILLIAM HEAD DEACON, 
(10)(11)2 ELIZABETH DEACON & (10)(11)3 CAROLINE DEACON chn of my said bother 
(10)(11) HENRY DEACON the sum of 20PS apiece

I give to my 2 sisters (10)4 ELIZABETH TRIPP & (10)9 ANN BRIDGES the sum of
20PS apiece for their own sole & separate use & benefit

& I do direct that the receipts alone of them the said ELIZABETH TRIPP
& ANN BRIDGES shall not withstanding their - be a good & sufficient
discharges to my said exr for that same

I give unto my niece (10)41 ELIZABETH TRIPP the sum of 20PS

I give & bequeath unto my said brother WILLIAM DEACON & THOMAS GOODE?
of Stanhope Street clare? estgrartit? London gentelman the sum of 400P
of lawful Eng Mon. upon trust that they my said trustees or the
survivor of them or the exors & admons of such survivor shall & do as
soon as conveniently can be after my decease place out & invest the
sum? in -- - govt senirity? at interest in their or his own names or

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or name? & shall & during the - of my 2 nephews (10)71 GEORGE CHARLES
DEACON LEWIS & (10)92 WILLIAM LEWIS chn of my late sister (10)7 JANE LEWIS
deceased - & - the said principal sum of 400P by adding thereto the
dividends & annual proceeds as & when the same shall be by then -- in
order that the same may borrow? principal money & when & as soon as
they shall have - attained the age of 21 years upon trust to -
transfer the said sum of 400P together with all - money as may have
been - thereto in - to the trusts aforesaid unto & of - - - the said
GEORGE CHARLES DEACON LEWIS & WILLIAM LEWIS to & for their own use
& benefit absy provided so always

& my will is that in case either of them the said GEORGE CHARLES
DEACON LEWIS & WILLIAM LEWIS shall happen to die under the age of 21
yrs without leaving any lawful heir? of his body then the share of him
as dying shall go - & belong unto the survivor of them & shall be paid
to him at the same age or time as his oriignal shares or as was
thereto as circumstances will permit &

I do direct that all & singular the legatees hereinbefore given shall
be paid as soon as their minority can be after my decease out of my
monies if any be the public funds & if I shall have no monies in such
funds at the time of my decease or such monies shall be insufficient
to - go the same legatees then I do direct - the same legatees or such
part or parts thereof as my said monies in the public funds? shall be
insufficient to discharge shall be pd out of & I do charge & subject
my said minority or half part of the said trade or business of a
grewer & the profits - benefit & advantage thereof with the payment of
the same or so much hereof as my said funded property shall be
insufficient to discharge but in that case? I do direct that the said
- shall = payable until the expiration of 4 years - after my decease

I give to my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON all my plate? & - -
together with that - but if he should - to - the said houses/hourses
my - not wish & dis.. is that they may be put to death as speedily &
with so little pain as possible

I give to my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON my gold snuff box which
I normally - my - the - & also all my -- rings watch chain & trinkets
of every description

& I also give to the said JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON or - with a silver
ring? called a Blart Bart which was gibven to me my my grmr 0-sp
ELIZABETH DEACON deceased

I also give to the said JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON a silver - a writing?
willow - thereon which I drive her will take care of & provide in
memory of my respected father (10) WILLIAM DEACON Esquire deceased

I give to my said wife CATHERINE DEACON the rest & residue of my plate
of every description & also all my household books linen china
pictures printing books & furniture - & spirit..  -- in -

& I - to & for her own use & benefit absolutely 

I give unto my said wife all my - money which may be found in my
dwelling house at the timeof my decease except what may be found in
the office of the said dwelling house & what may be found tied up in a
grfr in a box in the closet of my bedroom to & for her own use &
benefit absy & as to for & - all the rest residue & remainder of my
goods chattels erady money money in the

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public funds my part or share due to me in the business & all other -
& securities for money & all other my ..orial estate & effects
whatsoever & wheresoever & of what nature kind or ..ality - the same
shall or may consist? in at the time of my decease? after payment of
all my just debts & funeral & testamentary expenses

I give devise & bequeath the - unto my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON his
exors admors & assigns to & for his & their own use & benefit absolutely

& I do nominate - & appoint my said brother WILLIAM DEACON whole &
sole executor of this my last will & testament

In witnesess whereof I the said JAMES DEACON have to this my last will
& testament contained in 10 sheets of paper subscribe my name & to
this last sheet my seal - this 27th day of Feb 1810 & I have
exhibited? anothe part thereof of the same fate? purport & effort

JAMES DEACON (signature & seal) signed sealed published & declared by
the above named JAMES DEACON as & for his last will & testament in the
presence of us who at his request in his presence & in the presence of
each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses

MARTIN WHITE, JS MERRITT, JOHN S SHUGAR

Proved at London 4.1.1813 before the judge by the oath of WILLIAM
DEACON the brother & sole exor to whom admon was granted being 1st
sworn by comon? only to adm'r

* (10)11 James Williamson DEACON will of 1845, proved 1848 ex BT

The Last Will and Testament of the Revd. JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON of Densworth 
situate in the parish of Funtingdon in the County of Sussex, Clerk:

 I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary  expenses be 
fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.
 I give and bequeath unto my dear wife GEORGINA absolutely,  all my household 
goods and furniture, plates , watches and trinkets, ornaments of every kind, 
china, glass, books, pictures and other household efforts, also all the wines 
and liquors and likewise all the horses and carriages that shall respectively 
belong to me at the time of my decease for her own sole use and disposal
 And I give, devise and bequeath to my friends JAMES WICKHAM [father in law of
(10)114?] of Sutton Scotney in the Co. of Hampshire,  Esquire and HOWARD 
WILLIAM JOHNSON of Chichester their heirs, executors and administrators all 
the messuages and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever of which I am seized 
at the time of my decease to hold in trust as follows -
 I leave to their discretion the sale of the same to get the best price 
possible, and I direct that the monies obtained therefrom be applied to the 
trusts hereinafter declared for the benefit of my dear wife Georgina and for 
the benefit of my five children 
JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON [(10)111 -by his first wife?],  HARRY SCRASE (? Horace)
DEACON [(10)112 Henry Horace], SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON [(10)113], FRANCES EMILY 
DEACON [(10)114] , and HARRIET MIRIAM [(10)116] the wife of JONATHAN 
RICHARDSON-SMITH, to be equally divided between them; should any die or 
revoke the bequest then their share to be equally divided between the 
remainder.
 
Signed,  sealed and declared to be his last will and testament by JAMES  
WILLIAMSON DEACON on 17th day of May 1845 
 Witnesses :-
B. BINSTEAD: Gentleman of Chichester  and JOHN AUSTIN (? ) Attorney-at-Law
 Proved at London the 1st day of November 1848 

* (10)11-sp GEORGINA DEACON nee SMITH will of 1856, probate 6.1.1868 ex BT
This is the last will & testament of me GEORGINA DEACON late of Densworth House
in the County of Sussex but now residing in the City of Winchester in the 
County of Southampton, Widow, that is to say -
 First I direct all my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses to be fully 
paid & satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease 
I give the contents of my trinket box & also all my wearing apparel of every 
description unto & equally between my three daughters (10)113 SOPHIA GEORGINA 
DEACON, (10)114 FRANCIS EMILY the wife of JOHN WICKHAM & (10)116 MIRIAM HARRIETT the 
wife of JONATHAN RICHARDSON SMITH Esquire to be chosen between them by lot.
 And I give the use of all the silve & gold plate & plated articles which I 
shall die possessed of to my daughter SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON so long as she 
remains unmarried & after the marriage of my said daughter then I give such 
plante unto my son (10)111 JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON absolutely but in case he shall
be then dead then I give the same plate to his son (10)111 1 JAMES WILLIAMSON 
DEACON absolutely 

And I bequeath to my executor hereinafter named the sum of 1000P upon
trust to invest the same on real or governement security or in the
public funds of Great Britain with power to vary such securites and
reinvest at discretion without being responsible for loss incurred
thereby And upon further trust to pay the intrest & dividends of the
said trust monies funds & securities unto my said grandson JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON for the term of his natural life And after his
decease the principal to be held in trust for all the children of my
said grandson in equal shares to vest in sons at 21 & in daughter at
that age or marriage which shall first happen the share of an child or
children dying before vesting to go the survivors or others of such
children & to be vested & payable as the original share And the
interest of each expectant share to be applied for the benefit of the
child entitled thereto And in case of the death of my said grandson
without leaving any issue to take under the trusts aforesaid Then I
direct the interest & dividends of the said trust monies funds or
securities to be paid to my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON if living
for his life & after his death I bequeath the principal unto my said 3
daughters SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON, FRANCIS EMILY the wife of JOHN
WICKHAM & MIRIAM HARRIETT the wife of JONATHAN RICHARDSON SMITH
Esquire to be chosen between them by lot.  And I give the use of all
the silve & gold plate & plated articles which I shall die possessed
of to my daughter SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON so long as she remains
unmarried & after the marriage of my said daughter then I give such
plante unto my son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON absolutely but in case he
shall be then dead then I give s the same plate to his son JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON absolutely

And I bequeath to my executor hereinafter named the sum of 1000P upon
trust to invest the same on real or governement security or in the
public funds of Great Britain with power to vary such securites and
reinvest at discretion without being responsible for loss incurred
thereby And upon further trust to pay the intrest & dividends of the
said trust monies funds & securities unto my said grandson JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON for the term of his natural life And after his
decease the principal to be held in trust for all the children of my
said grandson in equal shares to vest in sons at 21 & in daughter at
that age or marriage which shall first happen the share of an child or
children dying before vesting to go the survivors or others of such
children & to be vested & payable as the original share And the
interest of each expectant share to be applied for the benefit of the
child entitled thereto And in case of the death of my said grandson
without leaving any issue to take under the trusts aforesaid Then I
direct the interest & dividends of the said trust monies funds or
securities to be paid m to my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON if
living for his life & after his death I bequeath the principal unto my
said 3 daughters SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON, 
FRANCIS EMILY the wife of JOHN WICKHAM & MIRIAM HARRIETT the wife of JONATHAN 
RICHARDSON SMITH Esquire to be chosen between them by lot.

 And I give the use of all the silve & gold plate & plated articles
which I shall die possessed of to my daughter SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON
so long as she remains unmarried & after the marriage of my said
daughter then I give such plante unto my son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON
absolutely but in case he shall be then dead then I give s the same
plate to his son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON absolutely

And I bequeath to my executor hereinafter named the sum of 1000P upon
trust to invest the same on real or governement security or in the
public funds of Great Britain with power to vary such securites and
reinvest at discretion without being responsible for loss incurred
thereby And upon further trust to pay the intrest & dividends of the
said trust monies funds & securities unto my said grandson JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON for the term of his natural life And after his
decease the principal to be held in trust for all the children of my
said grandson in equal shares to vest in sons at 21 & in daughter at
that age or marriage which shall first happen the share of an child or
children dying before vesting to go the survivors or others of such
children & to be vested & payable as the original share And the
interest of each expectant share to be applied for the benefit of the
child entitled thereto And in case of the death of my said grandson
without leaving any issue to take under the trusts aforesaid Then I
direct the interest & dividends of the said trust monies funds or
securities to be paid m to my said son JAMES WILLIAMSON DEACON if
living for his life & after his death I bequeath the principal unto my
said 3 daughters SOPHIA GEORGINA DEACON, FRANCIS EMILY WICKHAM &
MIRIAM HARRIETT SMITH as tenants in common & not as joint tenants
their respective Executors & administrators

And all the rest & residue of my money securities for money goods
chattels & personal estate & effects whatsoever & wheresoever not
hereinbefore specifically disposed of I give unto my said son JAMES
WILLIAMSON DEACON his executors & adminststrators absolutely

And I direct that the personal chattels by me hreeinbefore
specifically given shall be free from the payment of my debts if there
be other personal esatate to meet the same

And I declare that my trustee & executor shall be chargeable only for
money actually passing though his hands & not for any banker hroker or
other person in whose hands the trust monies shall be placed for safe
custody only And that he shall be permitted to retain both the
necessary espences of carrying out the trusts of this my will & also
all fair charges as a solicitor notwithstanding his being appointed
the trustee threof and as if he was acting tin thtat capacity for the
execution of the same trusts And I further direct that any vacancy in
the trusteeship of this my will before the trusts are performed shall
and may be filled up by the appointment of any other person to carry
out the same

And I appoint EDWARD WILLIAM JOHNSON of Chichester gentleman executor
of this my will

And I lastly revoke all former wills & testamentar dispositions by me
made and do declare this alone to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd day of January 1856.
 GEORGINA DEACON
Signed & declared by the above named GEORGINA DEACON the testatrix as and for 
her last will & testament in the presence of us (both present at the same
time) who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - CH BENNY
merchant Winchester, JAMES WH HAYLES grocer Winchester

Proved at Winchester 6.1.1868 by the oath of EDWARD WILLIAM JOHNSON
the sole executor to whom administration was granted.

The testatrix GEORGINA DEACON was formerly of Densworth House in the
County of Sussex & late of the city of Winchester, widow & died on
10.12.1867 at the city of Winchester aforesaid.

Under 2000P JOHNSON & RAPER, solicitors, Chichester

On 6.1.1868 the will of GEORGINA DEACON formerly of Densworth House in
the County of Sussex & late of the city of Winchester, widow deceased
who died on 10.12.1867 at the city of Winchester aforesaid was proved
in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty's Court of Probate at
Winchester by the oath of EDWARD WILLIAM JOHNSON of the city of
Chichester gentleman the sole - - Executor therein named he having been
1st sworn duly to administer.

Effects under 2000P No leaseholds. Extracted by JOHNSON & RAPER,
solicitors, Chichester.

* (10)5 William DEACON 1767-1840: will 6.2.1829, codicil 7.11.1832
 proved at London 16.11.1840
JH sent me a photocopy of the original from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Typed by me.

 His will mentions:
(10)1 James DEACON
(10)5-sp Sarah DEACON
(10)52 Henry DEACON
(10)54 Sarah Ann DEACON 
(10)57 Elizabeth Love DEACON
(10)5(12) Martin DEACON
(10)5(13)? Frederick? DEACON
(10)72 William LEWIS of Bedford Row in the County of Middlesex

 Why did he not mention the following of his children? (Cf will of (10)1 above.)
(10)51 Rev. William Weston DEACON 1794-1855
(10)55 Robert DEACON 1800-1833
(10)59 Nelson Wavell DEACON 1806-1830
(10)5(11) Rev. George DEACON 1809-1886

 His will mentions the following 6 pubs:
The Three Tuns, High Street, Portsmouth 
The Blue Anchor, Kingston Cross in the parish of Kingston, Co. of Southampton
The Sultan?'s Head, St Nicolas St, Portsmouth in the island of Portsea
The Travellers Joy, the island of Portsea
The Wellington Arms or The Lord Wellington, Hyde Park Corner? near Portsmouth
The Old George, Buckland? in the parish of Kingston bought ex the RIDGE family

His codicil written at Bedford? in the Co of Devon, mentions:
Elly Ellen Smith WILMOTT formerly residing in Kepplen Row in Portsmouth
......................................

Will of (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON 1767-1840:

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This is the last will & testament of me WILLIAM DEACON of Portsmouth in the
county of Southampton, squire.

In the 1st place I do with a humility commend my soul to the care of
almighty God hoping that through the merits & mediation of his blessed
son Jesus Christ I may achieve? pardon of & confession? of all my sins
& as for & concerning all my worldly property I do hereby declare? my
will & dispose of the same in manner following that is to say whereas
I am or late was under or by virtue of the will of my late grandfather
JAMES DEACON deceased tenant in tail? in proportion of or am otherwise
seized of & attached to all that freehold public house called THE
THREE TUNS with the appurtenances situate in the High Street of
Portsmouth aforesaid & also all that freehold public house called THE
BLUE ANCHOR with the gardens land and appurtenances thereto belonging
situate at Kingston Cross in the parish of Kingston in the said County
of Southampton

and I have in or as of this present Hilary? Term? term suffered a
common Reovay? & some all other arts necessary for barring the said
Estate Tail & settling and assuring the said public houses & premises
from & after my death to the use of my dear wife SARAH DEACON and her
assigns during the term of her natural life and from and immediately
after her decease in default of a appointment by me in pursuance of a
power as saved to me for that purpose

To the use of my son HENRY DEACON his heirs and assigns forever now I
hereby ratify? & confirm? such settlement & I give & devise unto my
said son HENRY DEACON all that my freehold public house with the
appurtenances called THE SULTAN?'S HEAD situate in St Nicolas Street
Portsmouth in the island of 

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Portsea in the said County of Southampton and all that my freehold
public house with the land and appurtenances there unto belonging
called THE TRAVELLERS JOY situate at Milton in the island of Portsea
aforesaid & also all that my freehold public house with the appurt's
called THE WELLINGTON ARMS or THE LORD WELLINGTON situate at Hyde Park
Corner? near Portsmouth in the said County of Southampton and also
that plot or piece or parcel of freehold land adjourning the old
GEORGE public house situated at Buckland? in the said parish of
Kingston in the said County of Southampton which I purchased of the
RIDGE family with their & every of their appurtenances to hold the
same & to the use of my said son HENRY DEACON his heirs and assigns
forever but subject nevertheless & chargeable with such mortgages and
indentures? as may be subsisting there on at the time of my decease so
that if my said son shall be desirous of commencing? & carrying on the
brewery & spirit business on his own around? the will be enabled to do
so with any? great measure?  of success in - of being the proprietor
of the said 5 saaral? public houses hereinbefore mentioned which step
I strongly commend him to adopt unless he should be placed on better
terms in regard to a pecuniary annuation? than he now is as a
Receiver? & Manager of my business & estate at Portsmouth & elsewhere

And I give and devise all & singular messuages lands tenements
hereditaments & real estate vested in me as morgagee or trustee unto &
to the use of the said (10)52 HENRY DEACON and (10)72 WILLIAM LEWIS of Bedford 
Row in the County of Middlesex gentleman their heirs executors
administrators & assings respectively upon trust to - & assure all
such trust estates as & when a conveyance or conveyances thereof shall
be necessary or - & to - & assure all such morgage estates and
premises respectively as & when the principal money & interest secured
thereon shall be paid & satsified 

& I give & devise all other my messuages lands tenements and
hereditaments whatsoever & wheresoever not hereintobefore not
specifically devised or declaired to be early otherwise disposed of
and all my right? title & interest of & in the Brewery & Spirit
business at Portsmouth aforesaid which Brewery business was formerly
carried on by my late brother (10)1 James DEACON deceased & myself in
copartnership & of & in the capital profits increase benefits &
advantages thereof together with all my plant utensils implements
horses carts & carriages & stock in trade which may be in or belonging
to the said brewery or spirit business at the time of my decease
whereof or whereto I or any person or persons in trust for me am or is
or are desired proposed or entitled for any estate term or interest
either in possession - remainder or exp-ry or over which I have any
power of appointment or disposal with their appurtenances to hold the
same respectively subject - to such - & encumbrances as legally or
equitably assist the same or any part thereof under or by virtue or -
of the will of my late brother JAMES DEACON in ex..oration & discharge
or relief of any - that may exist in respect thereof on any other part
of my property and also to such other mortgages & encumbrances as
shall assert the same at my deauth unto & to the use of the said HENRY
DEACON & WILLIAM LEWIS their heirs executives administrators and
assigns respectively according to the different natures & tenures of
the property & as to the said leasehold premises for all the term and
interest which I shall have to come and unexpired therein at the time of my

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decease upon the trusts nevertheless & to & for the ends interests and
purposes hereinafter expressed & dalard? of remaining?  the same (that
is to say) upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivor of
them & the heirs executives and administrators of such survivor do &
shall permit & suffer my said wife during her life to have the full
power management possession & enjoyment of & in the said business
without being subject to any control or interference by any person or
persons whosoever & without being answerable for any waste spoliation
or appropriation thereof or of the said capital or effects & also upon
trust to pay & apply the rents & profits of the said hereditaments &
premises unto my said dear wife & for her assigns for & during all the
term of her natural life & from & immediately after the death so &
shall stand & be served & efforts? & of or to the said hereditaments &
premises upon trust for all & every or such one or more exclusively of
the other or others of 5 children hereunafter named that is to (10)52
HENRY DEACON, (10)5(12) MARTIN DEACON, (10)5(13)?  Frederick? DEACON, (10)54
SARAH ANN DEACON & (10)57 ELIZABETH LOVE DEACON & their or any or either
of their issue born in the lifetime of my said wife & for such estate
or estates interest or interests & if more than one in such parts
shares & proportions manner & form & with such limitations over in
favor of any one or more the others of my said children & their issue
respectively & with under & subject to such provisions conditions &
directions as my said wife at an time or times & from time to time &
whether covat?  or sole by any deed or deeds instrument or instruments
in writing to be sealed & delivered by her in the presence of & to be
attested by 2 or more credible witnesses with or without power of
revocation & new appointment such new appointment to be in favour of
someone or more of the objects of this present provision or in or by
her last will & testament in writing or any codicil or codicils
thereto to be signed & published by her in the presence of & to be
attested by a like number of credible witnesses shall direct? limit or
apoint having regard at the time of making such direction limitation &
appointment to the future prospects & relative situation of each of my
before mentioned 5 children

And in default of such direction limitation & appt & in the meantime &
from time to time subject thereto & so far as the same shall not
extend upon trust for all & every of them my said 5 chn namely (10)52
HENRY DEACON, (10)5(12) MARTIN DEACON, (10)5(13)? Frederick? DEACON, (10)54
SARAH ANN DEACON & (10)57 ELIZABETH LOVE DEACON in equal shares or
tenants in common & not as joint tenants & their respective heirs
executives administrators and assigns & in case 1 or both of them the
said (10)5(12) MARTIN DEACON & (10)5(13)? Frederick? DEACON being under the
age of 21 years at my death shall depart this life under that age then
& in that case I direct my said trustees & the survivor of them & the
heirs executors and administrators of such survivor to stand & be
seized & possessed of the share or shares of him or them so dying & as
well of the -ing as the original share of the survivor of them in case
both of them shall die under the said age upon trust for the others of
them my said 5 children share & share alike tenants in common & not as
joint tenants & their respective heirs executors administrators and
assigns respectively

But in case both or either of them the said (10)5(12) MARTIN DEACON &
(10)5(13)? Frederick? DEACON should be living & under the age of 21 years
at the death of my said wife I direct my said

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trustees & trustee to apply his or their share or respective shares of
the profits of the said business & of the rents & profits of the said
hereditaments & premises during his or their minority or minorites in
or for his or their respective maintenance oduration? & benefit
provided always notwithstanding the trusts hereinbefore declared so it
shall & may be lawful to & for the said HENRY DEACON & WILLIAM LEWIS
the survivor of them his heirs executors or administrators & they &
the circ? due is hereby directed & required as & when they or he shall
from time to time be thereto requested by my said wife by any writing
or writings under her hand & seal to make sale & dispose of all or any
part or parts of my said business capital & effects & of my said
freehold & leasehold hereditaments & premises hereinafter given or
devised to them

In trust as aforesaid either by public contract? or private contract
for such price or prices as they or he shall think reasonable & to convey
transfer assign & assure the same when sold unto the purchase or purchases
thereof & his her or their heirs executors administrators and assigns
respectively or as he she or they shall direct or appoint & to sign &
give receipts for the purchase monies which receipts shall be a
sufficient discharge to the purchaser or purchasers of the said 2
hered's and premises or any part thereof & such purchaser or
purchasers shall not afterwards be bound to see to the application or
or be accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication of such
monies or any part thereof

& I direct & declare that they my said trustees & the survivor of
them & the executors administrators & assigns of such survivor so &
shall pay & apply the monies arising from such sale or sales after
deducting there out the costs charges & expenses attending such sale
or sales or such part or parts thereof as my said wife shall by any
such writing or writings under her hand & seal as aforesaid require either
into the hands of my said wife or in such manner as she shall direct
for or towards the maintenance & support of my said wife & of such of
my children as shall from time to time be under her care or keeping or
in or towards the advancement or preferment in the world or in
marriage of such children or any of them so as my said wife shall have
an arbitrary & uncontrolled power of applying or directing the
application of such money & without being bound to account for the
application thereof to any person or persons whomsoever & so that my
said trustees or trustee shall not have power to exercise any
discretion as to the amount of the sums that may be required by my
said wife to be raised & applied as aforesaid & in case the whole of
the monies arising from such sale or sales as aforesaid after
deducting the costs charges & expenses aforesaid shall not be laid out
or applied in manner aforesaid then I direct my said trustees & the
survivor of them his executors administrators & assigns with the
consent in writing of my said wife during her life & after her death
of their or his own proper authority to lay out & invest the surplus
of such monies either in or upon the public stores? or funds of Great
Britain or at interest on government or real securities & from time to
time to sell out after and vary such stocks funds & securities as
occasion may seem to require & do & shall stand & be possessede of or
entitled to such stocks funds & sec upon the same or the life trusts &
to & fo the same or the life - ends interests & purposes with the same
or the life power of sale & applications & disposition of the prosive?
by or under the direction of my said wife as are herein before
declared of & - my said business capita & effects & freehold &
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trust monies stocks lands & secs unless applied & disposed of as
aforesaid & the dividends interest & monie? thereof may go & belong to
such person or ps & in such manner as the heredits & premises
respectively from the sale whereof such trust monies shall have arisen
or the rents & pofits or monie? thereof would have gone & belonged in
case the same had remained unsold & I hereby declare that it shall &
may be lawful to & for my said trustees or the survivor of them his
heirs executors or administrators from time to time during the life of
my said wife with her consent in writing to devise? all or any part of
my said freehold & leasehold hereditaments & premises hereinbefore
devised to them or such part or parts of my said freehold & leasehold
hereditaments & premises hereinbefore devised to them or such part or
parts thereof as shall from time to time remain unsold unto any person
or ps for any term or number of years not exceeding 21 years to take
offer in possession & not in reversion?  so as there be cosaved? on
way such wase the best or most improved yearly rent or rents that can
be reasonably obtained without taking any time? premium or for? gift
for the granting thereof & as to & concerning all my money bills bonds
book & other debts over & above the captial employed in the said
brewery or spirit business stocks funds mortgages & other securities for money 

& also all & singular my household goods & furniture linen wearing
apparel plate glass china books prints pictures watthes?  trinkets &
all other articles fixtures & effects whatsoever which shall be in or
about my dwellinghouse at the - time of my decease & all other
personal & testamentary estate & effects whatsoever & wheresoever & of
what nature or - soever to which I shall be in any wise enttieled
either in possession or expatanry? at my decease (except such parts
thereof as I have or shall otherwise dispose of and after and subject
to the payment of my just debts & funeral testamentary expenses I give
& bequeath unto my said dear wife to and for her own absolute use & benefit

And I hereby direct & declare my will to be that the provisions hereby
made or confirmed? in favour of my said wife are intended by me &
shall be accepted by her in liar? bar & firm satisfaction of all such
doror? thirds & free - to which she may or otherwise might be advised?
of in or to any part or parts of my will? or personal estate or
effects either at the common Sard? by custom or otherwise

& whereas my property has both seriously injjured & - by the - &
unjust proceedings which have been instituted against me in regard to
my brothers will now therefore with a view & in the sincere hope of
preventing all litigation & the ruinous consequences which must ensue
from such proceedings my will is that in case any or either of my
children whould commence any action suit or other proceeding in any
court of law or equity ill order to coutest? any of the dispositions
trusts or directions contained in this my will or procord? the same
being in any respect or particular carried into effect according to the
spirit & true intent & meaning thereof then & in that case unless such
action or suit shall be in indentation? with the consent of a majority
of the number of my children then living or shall be commenced by my
said son HENRY as executor or trustee in the execution of this my will
such child or children as shall commence any such action or suit
contrary to my express wishes aforesaid shall be deprived of and shall
forgeit all benefit whatsoever under this my will & the share or
shares of my property hereby intended for such child or children
respectively shall immediately thereuon go & be - in augmentation of
the othe rparts of my said freehold & leasehold estates hereinbefore
devised to the said HENRY DEACON & WILLIAM

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LEWIS their heirs executors admins & assigns in trust as aforesaid for
the benefit of the other person or persons entitled in thereto in
addition? of the child or children forfeiting the same as aforesaid
according to the trusts intents & purposes hereinbefore declared
thereof or as - near as may be & the circumstances of the case will admit

And I hereby nominate constitute & appoint my said dear wife SARAH
DEACON & my said son HENRY DEACON executrix & executor

In trust of this my will & I hereby declare that the person or persons
who from time to time shall pay any trust monies to the trustee or
trustees for the time being of this my will & take his or their
receipt or receipts for the same shall not afterwards be obliged or required
to see to the application or dispostion of the same nor be answerable
or accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication of the same
provided always

And I hereby further declare that in case the said HENRY DEACON &
WILLIAM LEWIS or either of them or any trustee or trustees to be appointed
under this present provision shall sic or borow? incapable? to act in
or be desirous of being discharged from the said trusts or shall go to
reside abroad before the same trusts shall be fully executed &
performed then & in that case & as often as the same shall happen it
shall & may be lawful to & for the surviving or continuing trustee
for the time being or the last acting trustee or the executors or
admins of such last acting trustee to nominate any fit person or persons
to be aproved of by my said wife if living such approbation to be
testified by writing under her hand & seal to supply the plate of the
trustee or trustees so dying incapable to all or desirous of being
discharged or going to reside abroad as aforesaid & that immediately
after any such appointment the said trust estate monies & effects
which shall then remain subject to the trusts hereby declared or any
of them shall be conveyed transferred & assigned so & in such manner
that the same may vest in such new trustee or trustees jointly with the
surviving or continuyouing trustee or solely as the case may require &
in this her or their heirs exs admins or assigns resply upon the
trusts & for the ends intents & purposes hereinbefore declared
concerning the same or such of them as shall remain in subsisting &
capable of taking effect

& that every such new trustee shall have & may exercise the same
powers privileges & authorities whatsoever as if he had been named in
this my will instead of the trustee in whose place he shall come or
succeed provided also that the exexutors & trustees for the time being of this 
my will shall severally & respectively be chargeable only for such monies
as they respectively shall actually - by virtue of the aforesaid
trusts not withstanding their or either of their joining in giving or
signing any receipt or receipts for the same of conformity

& that one of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the -
receipts - or defaults of the other of them but - of them only &
respectively for his own arts receipts neglects & defaults

& that they or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for
any misfortune loss or damage which mahy happen with execution of the
aforesaid trust or in relation thereto except the same shall happen 
or through his or their own wilful default respectively

& also that it shall & may be lawful to & for the trustees for the time being 
respectively & their respective heirs executors & admininstrators by & out of
the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the
said trusts to deduct

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retain & reimburse to & for himself & themselves respectively 

& also to allow to & for his or their cotrustee all costs charges
damages & expesese which be or they shall or may suffer sustain expend
disburse or lay out or be put unto in or about the executions the
aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto

& lastly hereby revoking any former wills & codicils by me at any time
heretofore made I declare this only to be my last will & testament

In witness whereof I the said WILLIAM DEACON the testator have to this
my last will & testament contained in 10 sheets of paper set my hand &
seal that is to say to the 1st 9 sheets thereof have set my hand & to
this 10th & last sheet have set my hand & affixed my seal this 6th day
of Feb. in the 10th year of the reign of our Soverign Lord George the
4th by the Grace of God of Great Britian & Ireland King Defender of
the Faith & in the year of Our Lord 1829

Wm DEACON singed sealed published & declared by the said WILLIAM DEACON
the testator as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us
whom in his presence at his request & in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses

THOMAS WING hotbury? -- solicitor
JAMES?  THOMAS? TILLINDREIGHT
GEORGE ROBERT SIMKINS?? clerks to the said THOMAS WING
             ..............................

I WILLIAM DEACON of Portsmouth in the co of Southampton but now
residing at Bedford? in the Co of Devon so make this codicil which I
do hereby declare shall be taken - on as past & part of my last will &
testament bearing date on or about 6.2.1829 & which was witnessed by
Thomas WING solicitor of Grays Inn, London & his 2 clerks

that is to say I do hereby give unto ELLY ELLEN SMITH WILMOTT formerly
residing in Kepplen Row in Portsmouth aforesaid the yearly sum or
annuity of 100P to be paid to her in 4 equal quarterly payments the
1st payment thereof being 25P shall be paid to her or to her assigns 3
calendar months next after my decease

& so continue to be pd to her or her assings at every subsequent
quarter or 3 months during the term of her natural life & so hereby
direct & authorise my ex's or ex'r named in my said last will &
testament to pay the aforesaid annuity of 100P as herein directeed out
of my rents of leasehold & freehold estates situate at Portsmouth or -
& also out of the profits of my business as a Brewer & Spirit Merchant

& in case the aforesaid annuity should remain unpaid as herein -for
the space of 14 days after the same shall - sue & be - I hereby
authorise the aforesaid ELLY ELLEN SMITH WILMOTT to proceed against
my exec's or executor by every or - or by any other legal proceedings she may
think proper in order to enforce the payment of the same & the costs &
charges of such entry of distress or of any other legal protections?
that may be necessary shall be wholly paid by exec's or executor out of my
said wills & profits as aforesaid

as witness my hand this 7th day of Nov. 1832 WILLIAM DEACON

Witnesses to the signature of WILLIAM DEACON who in his presence & in
 the presence of each other & at his request have subscribed our names

JOHN TULLIDGE grocer Bideford
RICHARD HEARD builder Bideford 7.11.1832

Proved at London with a codicil 16.11.1840 before the worshipful JOHN
TANBERY?  D LL & Surrogate by the oaths of SARAH DEACON widow the
relict one of the executors to whom admon was granted having been first
sworn duly to adt? power - of making the life grant to HENRY DEACON the
son the other executor when he shall apply for the same

* (10)5-sp Sarah DEACON wife of (10)5: will 1857, codicil 1859, proved 1859.
 She died at Moore St, Cadorgan Terrace, Chelsea 10.11.1859. 
Effects under 1500P.

PARTIES REFERRED TO:

(10)5 William DEACON m Sarah DEACON, dr of William BEDFORD & Love
(10)52 Henry DEACON 
(10)54 Sarah Ann VICTOR
(10)545 Helen Frances VICTOR
(10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE the wife of John SHORTRIDGE
(10)5(11) Rev. George Edward DEACON 
(10)5(13) Frederick DEACON 

trustees in 1793 all dead by 1857: John WATTS, John Saint HARBE?, Joseph SMITH,
 & 0 or (10)1? James DEACON & 

Rev. Henry AYLING of Frampton Cotterel of Gloucester 
Charles Henry BINSTEED  trustee of Portsmouth solicitor 
John ATKINS? d by 1857
Wm Scott MONCRIEFF clerk 34 Halsey Street, Chelsea 
Charlotte Martha DAVIES spinster No 11 Moore St Chelsea Middlesex
Caroline Dorothea DAVIES spinster No 11 Moore St Chelsea Middlesex

--------------------

This is the last will of me Sarah DEACON formerly of Portsmouth in the
county of Southampton but now of Chelsea in the county of Middlesex, widow 

Whereas by in the settlement executed previous to my marriage with my late 
husband (10)5 William DEACON Esquire x bearing? date on or about the 16.8.1793
& made between my late father William BEDFORD & myself x Sarah BEDFORD 
spinster of the 1st part, my said late husband (10)5 William DEACON
of the 2nd part, & John WATTS, John Saint HARBE?, (0 or (10)1?) James DEACON & 
Joseph SMITH
... trustees for the purposes of the said settlement of the 3rd part in case I
should survive my said husband & he should have x to make such provision &
distribution as herein mentioned of the sum of 1500 pounds 5 pounds x
x annuities therein mentioned. 

It was provided x & agreed that then & in such time the said bank annuities 
x.. by the said (10)5 William DEACON to be divided amongst in x
parts shares & proportions as I should & in my last will & testament in
writing duly executed must direct & appoint the same and .. 1750/8/8 .. 3/10/-
as per dividends .. Joseph SMITH deceased who was the last surviving trustee
of the said x settlement & have been paid over by the x to me under the trust
x & whereas my said late husband departed this life several years since
therefore having neglected to make any provision or distribution of the said 
bank annuities subject to the trusts of the said settlement & my daughter 
[(10)57] Elizabeth Love SHORTLIDGE the wife of John SHORTLIDGE Esquire & my 
sons [(10)5(11)] the Reverend George Edward DEACON & [(10)5(13)] Frederick 
DEACON are my 3 only surviving children by the said (10)5 William DEACON now? 
go? by this my last will & testament in writing duly executed xx & appoint give
& bequeath the said 1751/18/8 x 3P per x annuities to be divided amongst & 
between my said 3 children [(10)57] Elizabeth Love SHORLIDGE, 
[(10)5(11)] George Edward DEACON & [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON or such of them
as shall survive me in equal shares &
proportions share & share alike as tenants not as joint tenants xx that the
same x annuities be divided transferred & paid accordingly & whereas under &
by virtue of certain indentures of lease & of appointment release &
assignment bearing oath respectively on or about the 28th & 29.5.1810 

the appointment release & adjournment being made between my late mother 
Love BEDFORD of the 1st part my said late husband (10)5 William DEACON both x
deceased of the 3rd part & the said Joseph SMITH & John ATKINS? both x
deceased of the 3rd part I am unable & empowered to dispose of by will the
several freehold leasehold messuages tenements or dwelling houses
storehouses ground hereitments? & premises at Portsmouth aforesaid therein 
mentioned & whereas some parts of the premises comprised in the said
indenture of appointment release & assignment have been sold & disposed of
under the powers therein x but other parts thereof remain undisposed of &
subject to the trusts of the same Indenture & whereas I have advanced by way
of gift to or for the benefit of my dear son (10)52 Henry DEACON lately 
deceased & his family several amounts of money amounting to more than 1 third p
art of the said sum of 1751/18/8 now 3% annuities & under all the existing
circumstances it appears to me to be fair & just to make the following
disposition how therefore in it pursuant & by for & virtue in excercise &
execution of the said power of disposing so given to me by the said indenture 
of release appointment & assigment bearing date the 29.5.1810 as the
foresaid of all & every other power & authority enabling me in this x 

I the said Sarah DEACON do appoint give & devise all & every the freehold & 
leasehold mesuages tenements or dwellinghouses storehouses ground herbitaments?
& premises in the said last mentioned indenture of release appointment &
assignment particularly described? & thereby conveyed or assigned or
otherwise assured or expressed or intended so to be & which have not already
been sold & disposed under the power contained in the same indenture & also
all other freehold & leasehold premises of which I have the power of
disposal together with their & every of their rights apportions unto & to the 
use of my friends the Reverend Henry AYLING of Frampton Cotterel in the county 
of Gloucester clerk, Charles Henry BINSTEED trustee of Portsmouth aforesaid 
solicitor & my said son [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON of Preston in the county 
of Lancaster solicitor their executors administrators & assigns according to 
the tenure & quantity? thereof respectively upon the trusts xx for the intents 
& purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed & declared of x the same that is to 
say upon trust to sell & dispose thereof as soon as conveniently after my 
decease in such manner & other  by public aunction in 1 or more lot or lots or 
by private x as shall be deemed by them most expedient to any person or persons
willing to borow the purchaser or purchasers thereof for such price or prices 
or sums of money as to x my said trustees or the survivor of x them or their 
heirs executors administrators & assigns of such survivor shall seem reasonable
& if so thereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said trustees or the
survivers or survivor of them or the heirs executors administrators or
assigns of such survivor for any sum or sums of money payable to them which the
trust aforesaid shall be a sufficient sum and effectual discharge & sufficient 
& effectual x for the same respectively to all purchasers x & that others & the
person or persons to whom the same shall be given his her or their heirs 
executors administrators or assigns shall not afterwards be answerable for any 
loss misappropriation or be obliged to see to the application thereof & I do 
hereby declare my will & mind to be that they the said Henry AYLING, Charles 
Henry BINSTEED &

[(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON & the survivors of them do & shall stand out and 
be possessed of the monies to arise from the sale of the said mesuages or 
tenements & premises hereby appointed & advised In trust for sale as aforesaid 
and the x issues & profits thereof until such sale upon trusts in the 1st place
to pay & apply so much thereof as shall be wanting for that purpose towards 
payment & discharge of all my debts & funeral & testamentary expenses & there 
to pay thereout the costs & expenses attending the said sale & after payment &
satisfaction thereof respectively upon trust to pay thereout unto my 
granddaughter [(10)545] Helen Frances VICTOR the only daughter of my late 
daughter [(10)54] Sarah Ann VICTOR deceased the sum of 100P & in case of her 
being under the age of 21 years at the time of my x the said sum of 100P is to 
be paid to her guardians appointed by her late father's will for her use &
benefit whose receipt is to be a sufficient discharge to the said trustees
for the same & to divide the residue into 4 equal parts & to pay 1 4th part
thereof to my said daughter (10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE her executors
administrators or assigns 1 other 4th part thereof to the said George Edward
DEACON his executors administrators assigns & other 4th part thereof to the

said [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON  his executors administrators assigns & as to
x the remaining equal 4th part hereof upon trust to pay the same unto & equally
between all & every the children of my said son (10)52 Henry DEACON deceased 
who shall attain my lifetime leaving issue living at my decease or shall die
(without having attained the age of 21 years) leaving issue such issue
afterwards such issue to take per? stripes? & not per capita? & I give to the
trustees & trustee of my will full power to lay out & expose the whole or
any part of th respective vested or presumptive shares of any minor or minors 
in or towards his her or their respective maintenance support & oburation
in such manner in all respects as regards the principal as well as the
interest of their respective vested or presumptive shares of and inthe said
last mentioned 4th part of the said monies as they my said trustees or
trustee shall in the exercise of their or his uncontrolled discretion deemed
expedient without being answerable or accountable to any other person or
persons whomsoever in respect of such expenditure over which to dispose in
them the most absolute & unlimited authority & I give to my trustees &
trustee full power to invest in any securities they or he may think desirable
& any monies to their or his hands by virtue of this my will & not requred for
immediate distribution or appropriation & from time to time to change such
securities or at discretion & to give to some trustees & trustee full power
until the sale of the said x or any of them to x or lease the same or any of
them upon such terms as they or he shall think proper & also if they or
he shall deem it desirable with a view of satisfying wholly partially any
legatee or for any other object contemplated by this my will to mortgage the
same or any of them x powers of sale & other powers & x as they may think
desirable & to receive & give good receipts fo any morgage money so that no 
responsibility shall afford to any mortgagees to pay off any mortgage or
mortgages & again to mortgage the premises or any part thereof in like
manner as often as  may be thought proper & to give appoint & bequeath to my
said daughter (10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE all the residue of my estate &

effects of nature or whatsoever either belonging to me abolutely or over
which I have a disposing power & I hereby declare that the legacies & bequests
hereby given or bequeathed to or in favour of my said daughter (10)57 Elizabeth
Love SHORTRIDGE are to be paid transferred or delivered to her for her
sole & separate use & benefit free from the debts x or x of her present or
any future husband & her receipts alone are to be sufficient x to my
executors & trustees & to all other persons whomsoever for the same & I
hereby nominate x & appoint my said friends Henry AYLING & Charles Henry
BINSTEED & my said son [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON executors & trustees of 
this my will provided always & I do hereby declare that if the trustees 
appointed by this my will or to be appointed as hereinafter is mentioned or any
other of them or their or any or other of their x executors administrators or 
assigns shall happen to give or be desirous to being discharged from or refuse 
or x or be incapable to act in  the trusts in them hereby respectively reposed 
as aforesaid before the said trusts shall be fully executed then & in such x & 
as often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the same Henry AYLING,
Charles Henry BINSTEED & [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON & the survivors & 
survivor 

of them & administrators of such survivors by any deed by whom him or her 
legally executed to appoint a trustee or trustees in the room of the trustee or
trustees so x or refusing or overriding to act as aforesaid & thereupon the
said trust funds & promises shall be forthwith & assigned to be vested in
the new trustee or trustees jointly with the surviving or remaining trustee
or trustees of the said trust estate or fund or solely as occasion shall
require & every such x trustee shall have thesame power as the trusttee or
trustees in whose room he or they shall be so respectively substituted I do
including the power of appointing new treestees hereby given And hereby
declare that the trustees hereby appointed or to be appointed as
hereinbefore mentioned & their respective executors administrators &
assigns shall not be accountable the one for the other of than for the signing
receipts for the sale of x for any involuntary loss & it shall be lawful for
them out of the money owing to their hands by the ways hereinbefore
mentioned to reimburse themselves & to allow to their trustees  their costs
x & expenses in discharging the trusts hereby in their x  every one of my said
trustees for the time being who in excercise of his profession shall
transact any business relative to the trusts of this my will shall be
entitled to retain & be paid out of the said trust monies his full
professional charges & allowances & not x his bare costs charges & expenses
& which if employed as solicitor to my trustees not being himself a trustee
he would be entitled to make & I do hereby revoke all former & other wills
by me at any time or times hereinbefore made & declare this to be my last
will & testament. 

In witness whereof I the said Sarah DEACON I have to xx of this my
last will & testament maintained in 6 sheets of paper subscribed my hand this 
19th day ofJanuary 1857. ----- S DEACON ------ signed by the said Sarah DEACON
testatrix as and for her last will & testament in the presence of us x being
present at the same time who in her presence at her request & in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
----- Wm Scott MONCRIEFF clerk 34 Halsey Street, Chelsea ------
Charlotte M DAVIES spinster 11 Moore Street, Chelsea.

This is a codicil to the will of Sarah DEACON whose x will bears date the 
19.1.1857. Whreas I have by my said will appointed & xx the Reverend Henry 
AYLING, Charles Henry BINSTEED & [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON upon the trusts 
therein mentioned & I have also appointed them executors of my said will & in 
accord x & exectors of such will & have sold the greater part of the said 
hereibitaments & it is possible that I may sell the remains in my lifetime & I 
have also settled my affairs in such manner as that they may be x into the 
smallest possible compass in x whereof there is no longer any necessity to 
trouble the said two friends Henry AYLING & Charles Henry BINSTEED trustees 
with the burthen of the trusteeships & execturship imposed on them by my said 
will for their willingness to undertake x nevertheless of x hereby to express 
my best thanks to them. Therefore I envoke the appointment of the said Henry 
AYLING & Charles Henry BINSTEED trustees to be my executors & executees & 
request 

my son in law John SHORTRIDGE to act as one of our trustees & executors
jointly with my son the said [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON & I hereby appoint 
the said John SHORTRIDGE & [(10)5(13)] Frederick DEACON my trustees & executors
& I give devise & bequeath to them all such gifts devises & bequests powers & 
authorities as are by my said will given to the trustees & executors therein 
named provided that if the said John SHORTRIDGE shall die in my lifetime then I
appoint 

his wife my daughter (10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE a trustee & executor in 
lieu of her said husband x such  gifts devises & bequests & powers as are hereby
given to the said John SHORTRIDGE & if bequested to my said trustees &
executors all purchase x of the said x already sold or which shall hereafter
be sold in my lifetime not disposed of by me during my life. Upon the same
tusts as are in & by my said will xx the purchase monies of the x to be sold
pursuant to my will & to be dealt with in precisely in the same manner as if
they were the purchase monies or a portion of the purchase monies as the case
may be of the x sol after my decease pursuant of my will & in all other
respects & x my said will. In witness whereof I have to this codicil signed my
name this 7.8.1859 -----Sarah DEACON---------- signed by the
said Sarah DEACON as a xx in the presence of us present at the same time at
her request in her presence & in the presence of each other have hereto set our
names as witnesses

Caroline Dorothea DAVIES spinster No 11 Moore St Chelsea Middlesex
Charlotte Martha DAVIES    spinster No 11 Moore St Chelsea Middlesex.

PROVED in London with a codicil 29.11.1859 by the x [(10)5(13)] Frederick 
DEACON the son the executor named in the will & codicil John SHORTRIDGE the 
executor named in the said codicil to whom admon was granted.

* (10)51 Rev. William Weston DEACON: will of 8.1.1826

This is the last will and testament of me WILLIAM WESTON DEACON Clerk in
Holy Orders MA. formerly of Exeter College, in the University of Oxford and
now officiating Minister to the British Residents Of the Island of Madeira. I
do hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann all the property of
which I may die possessed and not doubting that she will ultimately dispose
of all the said property of which I may die possessed most equitably. I do
grant her full and unlimited power to ad in respect of the property ofwhich
I may die possessed exactly as she may judge fit and proper and I impose no
condition whatever relative to the said property on her the said Ann, my
beloved wife

Funchal, Madeira 6 January 1826   WM. WESTON DEACON.

And in order to give all due validity to this above written document being
my last will and testament I do hereby declare my full approval and
approbation thereof as witness my hand this thirteenth day of January in
the year eighteen hundred and twenty six.

WM. WESTON DEACON
In the presence of us the undersigned
William NICHOLS M.D.
Philip Wm. DOUGLAS MA. Of Christchurch, Oxford

On the 1st Day of February 1856 Admon with the Will annexed of the Goods
and Chattels and Credits of the Reverend WILLIAM WESTON DEACON formerly
ofthe Island of Madeira but late of Plymouth in the County of Devon Clerk:
deceased, was granted to ANN DEACON, Widow, the Relict of the said deceased
and the Universal Legatee named in the said Will, having been first sworn
duly to administer. No Executor.

* (10)52 Henry DEACON: will 10.11.1855, died 1856, will proved 17.6.1859

PARTIES REFERRED TO:

(10)52 Henry DEACON 
Charles Henry BINSTEED of Portsmouth, solicitor
William Augustus RAPER of Portsmouth, Doctor

This is the last will of me Henry DEACON of Southsea Gentleman.
I revoke all former wills & I give & advise to my friends Charles Henry 
BINSTEED of Portsmouth, solicitor, & William Augustus KAPRIDRO?
of Portsmouth, Doctor of Medicine, their heirs, executors & administrators
all my real & personal estate of whatsoeve nature upon trust for & to be
transferred to or for the benefit of with one or more of my reinbrow?
(if more than one then in equal shares as shall attain the age of 21 years 
... I appoint the said Charles Henry? BINSTEED? & William Augustus RAPER
executors hereof.
In witness whereof I have hereon set my hand this 10.11.1855
Henry DEACON.

The foregoing will was signed by Henry DEACON the testator in the presence
of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence & in the
presence of each other have herein subscribed our names as witnesses
[(10)5(13)] Fred'k DEACON solicitor Preston, Cha's Jno MESSUM? clerk to 
Mr CH BINSTEED solicitor & notary Portsmouth.

Proved at London on 17.6.1859 by the oaths of Charles Harry BINSTEED & William 
Augustus RAPER Doctor of x executors to whom admon was granted.

* (10)522 Fanny WHITSON nee DEACON will 23.11.1908, proved 12.8.1910,
 admin. 4.3.1911. Effects P1886.11.7.

PARTIES REFERRED TO:
(10)522 Fanny WHITSON 
 Dora Isabel MURRAY the wife of Frederick MURRAY
 Elizabeth WITHERS the wife of Edward WITHERS 
 Muriel WHITSON
MH TYNYARD solicitor, Queen St, Auckland, HM JARVIS engineer, Parnell
His Honor Worley Bassett EDWARDS 
RG THOMAS Registrar 
George Farewell JONES attorney 

This is the last will & testament of me Fanny WHITSON in the provincial
district of Auckland in the dominion of New Zealand  widow. I hereby appoint
my daughters Dora Isabel MURRAY the wife of Frederick MURRAY of Parnell
aforesaid Chemist & Elizabeth WITHERS the wife of Edward WITHERS of Parnell
aforesaid Clerk (hereinafter called "my trustees") to be the EXECUTRICES &
trustees of this my will. I give & bequeath unto my trustees all moneys
belonging to me at the time of my death whether then standing to my credit
in any bank or in transit or in hand upon trust in the 1st place to pay
thereout my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses. And after such
payment upon trust for my 3 daughters the said Dora Isabel MURRAY, Elizabeth
WITHERS & Muriel WHITSON of Auckland aforesaid spinster in equal shares I
give & devise unto my trustees all my property situated in England &
comprising shares or interests in the lands heridatments & tenements known
as lots numbers 9 & 10 of Tottenham Court Road, London upon trust for my
said 3 daughters absolutely in equal shares as tenants in common the nett
rentals until sale of the said lands to be ollected by my trustees & paid to
my said 3 daughters equally & the nett proceeds upon any sale theeof which
sale shall be made only by the directions or with the consent in writing of
my said 3 daughters) shall be divided equally among my said 3 daughters. I
give & bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth WITHERS absolutely all
clothes & personal effects belonging to me I give & bequeath unto my said dr
Muriel WHITSON absolutely all my house hold furniture goods of domestic use
& my silver & plantedware I give & bequeath my jewellery to & among my
children according to & as stated in any list or lists which I shall leave
indicating my wishes & failing any such list or lists to & amongmy said drs
equally acordingto value by lot.

I hereby revoke all former wills & testamentary dispositions by me at any
time heretofore made & declare this to be my last will & testament 
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 23.11.1908.
FANNIE WHITSON Signed by the said testatrix Fanny WHITSON as & for her
request in her presense & in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnessess -
MH TYNYARD solicitor, Queen St, Auckland, HM JARVIS engineer, Parnell.

In the Supreme Court of NZ Northern District. In the estate of Fannie
WHITSON late of Parnell near the city of Auckland in this district widow
deceased. Be it known to all men that on this 12.8.1910 the last will &
testament of Fannie WHITSON late of Parnell aforesaid widow deceased (a
copy of which is hereunto annexed) has been exhibited read & proved before
His Honor Worley Bassett EDWARDS Esquire a Judge of this Honorable Court &
administration of the estate effects & credits of the late deceased has been
& is hereby granted to Dora Isabel MURRAY the wife of Frederick MURRAY  of
Parnell aforesaid Chemist & Elizabeth WITHERS the wife of Edward WITHERS of
Parnell aforesaid Clerk, the executrices in the said will & testament named
being 1st sworn faithfully to execute the said will by paying the debts &
legacies of the deceased as far as the property will extend & the law binds.
Given under the seal of the Supreme COurt of NZ at Auckland this 12.8.1910
RG THOMAS Registrar LS.

On 4.3.1911 Administration (with will) was granted to George Farewell JONES
attorney of the executrixes.

* (10)523 Henry George DEACON will 18.12.1872,
 died 2.10.1879 at Waterloo near Chesham, Portsmouth,
 proved at London 31.10.1879.

PARTIES REFERRED TO:
(10)523 Henry George DEACON m Angela
Witnesses Henry HILLIER, Henry WOODS

This is the last will & testament of me Henry George DEACON of No. 44 Bridge
Road West Battersea in the County of Surrey Clerk in the Secretaries' Branch
of the Inland Revenue Department, Somerset House, London.
 1st I revoke all former wills.
 2nd I hereby give devise & bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Angela all &
every my goods chattels & effects of whatsoever kind of which I may die
possessed for her own absolute use & possession.
 3rd Also the proceeds of my Policy of Assurance No. 18125 effected by me in
the Atlas Assurance Society & all accumulations interest or bonuses which
may accrue thereon for her own absolute use & control. 
 4th And I hereby appoint my aforesaid wife Angela sole Executrix &
administratrix of this my last will & testament.
In witness of whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 18.12.1872
witnessed by the day & year above written
Henry George DEACON (seal) Henry HILLIER (seal) Henry WOODS (seal)
(Affidavit of due execution filed)

Proved at London 31.10.1879 by the oath of Angela DEACON widow the Relect
the sole Executrix to whom admon. was granted.

* (10)54-sp George VICTOR (b 1793 bp 1796 St Thomas, Portsmouth)
will 13.12.1853 proved at London 24.3.1854 ex JH:

This the last will and testemrnt of me George VICTOR of Portsmouth in the
county of Southampton Wine Merchant whereby I appoint Henry DEACON [(10)52] of
Portsmouth aforesaid Manager of National and Provincial Bank of England and
Charles DEAR of Portsea in the county of Southampton Gentleman Executors and
Trustees of this my will I direct to my said trustees and their heirs All real
estate if any which at time of my decease may be vested in ? as Trustee or
mortgagee subject to equity ? the same respectively I empower my trustees or
trustee for the time being to give receipt for all monies and effects to be
paid and delivered to them or him by virtue of my will and declare that such
receipts shall exonerate the persons taking the same from all liability to ? to
the application or disposition of the monies or offer ? instructions or
authorize my trustees or trustee for the time being to compound debts and
demands to or from my estate to grant ? to debtors and to submit disputes to
arbitration I ? to ? of my executors herein before named the sum of ten pounds
as a small token of my esteem and regard Igive and and bequeath all my plate
books trinkets ? china together with my ? now in my drawing room unto my dear
daughter Helen [(10)545] to and for her own use and benefit to be delivered to her
at such time or times as my executors and her guardians herein after named
shall think proper and I hereby direct my said executors to sell and dispose of
all my furniture linen glass and household utensils whatsoever or such parts
thereof as they shall deem unadvisable to reserve to or for the use of my said
daughter and to pay to or appropriate for the benefit of my said daughter the
present? arising therefrom in like manner and I direct that the same shall ? at
the same time and be subject to the same trusts powers and declarations as
hereinafter directed of and ? ? the part share and proportion of the rest
residue and remainder of my estate and effects hereinafter ? and bequeathed
unto or for the benefit of my said daughter and I give devise and bequeath all
the REST RESIDUE and REMAINDER of my estates and effects whatsoever and ?
situateand whereof or wherein I shall have any disposing power at the time of
my decease unto the said Henry DEACON and Charles DEAR their heirs executors
administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality therefof
respectively upon trust that they ? said Henry DEACON and Charles DEAR or the
survivor of them or their heirs excutors and administrators of such survivor do
and shall collect and call in all monies which shall be due to me at the time
of my decease and shall do as and at the same time or times as they or he shall
in their or his discrestion consider fit and proper for the purpose sell and
dispose of such parts of the said ? residue and remainder of my said estate and
effects as shall not consist of money or securities for money either that ? or
at different times and in such parts and proportions and in such manner as they
or he may deem most advantagious and shall and ? of the monies which shall ? to
their or his hands or hand from the receipt? of or from the produce of that
sale of the rest residue and remainder of my said estate and effects as
aforesaid pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expences and shall

and do pay third part of the remainder of the said monies unto my son George
William O'Brien VICTOR [(10)542] who hath left this country for Australia to and
for his own use and benefit and shall and do pay the other two third parts of
the same monies into my said daughter when of the age of twenty one yťars or
being married with the consent of her Guardians under that age to and for her
own use and benefit or in case she shall be under the age of twenty one years
unmarried then do and shall invest the ? to and for her benefit in the manner
hereinafter ? in case my said son shall have departed this life at the time of
my decease or in case my said daughter shall depart this life under the age of
twenty one years and unmarried then I direct that the whole of the said monies
shall go and I hereby give and bequeath the ? unto the survivor of them my said
son and daughter shall in like manner as hereinafter directed of and ? his or
her original share 

And in case both of them my said son and daughter shall depart this life before
the said monies or share shall ? ? him or her then ? ?  and bequeath the ?
interst and annual produce of the rest residue and remainder of my said estate
and effects unto my neice Catherine Georgiana VICTOR for and during her natural
life to and for her own use and benefit And from and after her decease I give
and bequeath the principal monies arising from the said rest residue and
remainder of my estate and effects unto and equally between my brother the
Reverend Henry Halsted VICTOR who shall be living at the decease of the said
Cathrine Georgiana VICTOR and I hereby appoint the Reverend Edward William ?
and Emily Annabell? his wife, John SHORTRIDGE and Elizabeth Love [(10)57] his 
wife or the survivors or survivor of them guardians or guardian of my daughter
during her minority And I direct that the part share or proportion parts shares
or proportions of the rest residue and remainder of my said estate and effects
?  bequeathed to her shall ? ? in her at the age of twenty one years or upon
the day of her marriage ( with the consent inwriting of her said Guardians or
Guardian for the time being first and for that purpose whichever event shall
first happen And that in the meantime and until the same shall ? vested such
part share or proportions parts shares and proportions shall be invested in the
public ? or funds in this Kingdom in the names of the said Guardians or
Guardian for the time being in trust for my said daughter or for those to whom
I have herein before bequeathed the ? incase of her decease the ? in her
as aforesaid And I empower the said Guardians or Guardian for the time being to
apply all or any part of the income of the ? share or shares of my said
daughter in or towards her maintenance or education or otherwise for the
benefit during her minority or at the option of the said Guardians or Guardian
to pay the same into the hands of any person or persons to be so applied but
for the application whereof the said Guardians or Guardian shall not be
responsible and the applied ? shall be accumulated? and the accumulations
thereof shall be liable to the applied in the like manner and subject to such
liability shall be occured ? to the Capital where the said ?  arose provided
always that if the trustees hereby appointed or to be appointed as hereinafter
mentioned or any or either of them or any or either of their heirs, executors
administrators or assigns shall be or be about to reside beyound ? or being ?
of being discharged from or refuse or ? ? ? in the trusts hereby ? then it
shall be lawful for the then surviving or continuing trustees or trustee
wherein acting or ?  by any deed or deeds to be legally executed from time to
time to substitute any fit person or persons in whom alone or as the case may
be jointly with the surviving or continuing trustee my trust estate shall be
rested and I direct that the trustees or trustee for the time being shall be
competent to execute all the powers and ? given to the trustees herein named
And I exempt every trustee in my will from liability for the acts of any
Co-trustee or for the losses occuring without his or her to retain and allow to
his or her Co-trustee all ? the trusteeship In Testimony whereof I the said
George VICTOR have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of December in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fify three GEORGE VICTOR 
(Four more lines and witnesses,etc.)

PROVED at London 24th March 1854 before the Judge by the oaths of Henry DEACON
and Charles DEAR the executors to whom ?

* (10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE  
 Will 22.11.1878, codicil 26.2.1879, died 1880, will proved 4.4.1881. 
Estate under 9000P.

PARTIES REFERRED TO:

(10)523 Henry George DEACON, 
(10)527 William Lewis DEACON, 
(10)521 E Trevelyan Monk, 
(10)522 Fanny WHITSON, 
(10)525 Alice FREEBODY 
(10)542 Helen Frances PUDDICOMBE 
(10)5421 Florence 
(relative of (10)54-sp) Georgiana VICTOR
(10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE widow of John SHORTRIDGE
(10)5(11) Rev. George Edward DEACON vicar of Leek, Staffordshire
(10)5(13) Frederick DEACON
(10)5(13)3 Annie Katherine DEACON
(10)5(11)5 Victor Hobart DEACON my nephew 
Harriette DESBOROUGH of Chayford near Exeter, HER COUSIN
Augusta GEDGE the wife of Sydney GEDGE
Charles DEAR
Adeline KRANS of York Place, Portman Square
Ann Dallas KRONHEIM of Heath Cottage, Avenue Road, Stoke, Newington 
Sydney GEDGE her friend
TB GODBOLD 68 Gloucester Place, Portman Square artist; witness
Henrietta Margaret GODBOLD his wife; witness
           -----------------------------------------------

This is the last will & testament of me (10)57 Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE of 68
Gloucester Place, Portman Square, widow of John SHORTRIDGE late of the same
place, Esquire. Whereas under the settlement made on my marriage dated
9.8.1843 I had power to appoint & dispose of by will the sum of 180P cash &
certain other sums now invested in government securities now I hereby
appoint & give to my brother (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON the said sum of 180P cash 
& all the residue which I am entitled to appoint & dispose of by virtue of the
said settlement.

I appoint & bequeath to my executors hereinafter named upon trust to pay all
my just debts & funeral & testamentary expenses of every kind & subject
thereto upon trust to pay to each of my executors the sum of 19 guineas &
then to divide the remainder among my 2 nieces (10)542 Helen PUDDICOMBE &
(10)5(13)3 Annie Katherine DEACON in the following proportions, that is to say
2/3 thereof to the said (10)542 Helen PUDDICOMBE in the manner hereinafter 
mentioned & 1/3 to the said (10)5(13)3 Annie Katherine DEACON. 

And whereas under the will of my late dear husband I have a power
of testamentary appointment over 2 sums of 5000P & 6000P subject to the
payment thereout of certain legacies to his nephew & nieces. And whereas I
am also under the same will my husband's residuary legatee. Now I hereby in
exercise of the said power of appointment & of every other power of
testamentary dispostion enabling me in this behalf appoint & declare as
follows videlicet I give & bequeath the sum of P19.19.- to each of the
following persons namely to Augusta GEDGE the wife of Sydney GEDGE
hereinafter mentioned to (relative of (10)54-sp) Georgiana VICTOR & Charles DEAR.
I give & bequeath the following legacies that is to say, The sum of 200P
to each of the 5 children of my late brother (10)52 Henry DEACON videlicet 
(10)523 Henry George DEACON, (10)527 William Lewis DEACON, (10)521 E Trevelyan Monk, 
(10)522 Fanny WHITSON, & (10)525 Alice FREEBODY for the sole & separate use of such 
of them as shall be married women.

To Adeline KRANS of York Place, Portman Square 100P.
To my cousin Harriette DESBOROUGH of Chayford near Exeter 100P.
This "cousin" is the dr of a 2nd cousin, 115424 6-Harriet Vivion DESBOROUGH 
b 1839 India 
[OR?? 115441  6--Henrietta DESBOROUGH - b. 16 Apr  1836]
of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/judson/judson.html
To Ann Dallas KRONHEIM of Heath Cottage, Avenue Road, Stoke, Newington 100P
To my brother (10)5(11) the Reverend George Edward DEACON vicar of Leek,
 Staffordshire 500P.
To my said brother (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON 500P & a further sum of 500P at
 the express desire of my dear husband.
To my niece the said (10)5(13)3 Annie Katherine DEACON 1000P.
To my niece the said (10)542 Helen Frances PUDDICOMBE 2000P in the manner
 herein after mentioned & to my maid servant Hannah NORGROVE the sum of 600P
 if she shall be in my service at the time of my decease. 
And I give & bequeath unto the said (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON & my friend Sydney
 GEDGE of Mitcham Hall in the county of Surrey Esquire, their executors,
administrators & assigns the sum of 1800P uon trust that the said (10)5(13)
Frederick DEACON & Sydney GEEDGE or the survivor of them or the executors
or administrators of such survivor or other the trustees or trustee for the
time being of this my will herein after referreed to as "my trustees or
trustee" shall invest the sam in or upon any stocks funds or securities of
or guaranteed by the government of the UK or of India or of any other
Briitsh possession (including the stocks orsecurities of any railway or
other company in India or elsewhere having a fixed rate of interest thereon
guaranteed as aforesaid or in stock of the B of E or  the bonds or
debentures or debenture stock guaranteed preference stock or shares of any
railway or other company in Great Britain incorporated by Acto of Parliament
or Royal Charter &  paying a dividend on its ordinary stock or shares or
upon real or leasehold securities in England Wales. but not elsewhere suc
leasehold securities being held for a term whereof 60 years at least shall
be unexpired at the time of such investment. And shall stand possessed of
tehs said 1800P & the investments for the time being representing the same
in trust as to 1200P part thereof to pay the income arising therefrom to my
said brother (10)5(11) the Rev. George Edward DEACON during his life & from &
after his decease.

I give & bequeath the sum of 200P part thereof to each of the sons of the said 
(10)5(11) George Edward DEACON who shall be living ath the time of my decease.
And as to 600P the residue of the said sum of 1800P in trust to pay
theincome arising therefrom to my saidbrother (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON during
his life & from & after his decease .
 
I give & bequeath the sum of 200P part theereof to each of the sons of the
said (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON who shall be living at the time of my decease.
Provided always that if the said (10)5(13)3 Annie Katherine DEACON or any of the 
sons of the said (10)5(11) George Edward DEACON & (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON shall 
die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me then & in 
every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (& if more than
1 divided equally between them) the monies which his her or their parent would
have taken under this my will had he she or they survived me.

And I hereby declare that the said legacy or sum of 2000P & the said 2 equal
3rd parts or shares in the monies & funds under my marriage settlements
which I have bequeathered & appointed to the said (10)542 Helen Francis PUDDICOMBE
shall if she has a child living at the time of my decease be paid to
the trustees of the settlement made upon her marriage & beheld by them upon & 
for the trusts intent & purpose upon which the trustees hold the monies & funds
which belong to the said (10)542 Helen Frances PUDDICOMBE before her marriage &
the receipt of the said trustees shall discharge my executors from the said
legacy & appointed monies.

And I devise & bequeath all the rest residue & remainder of my real &
personal estate whatsoever & wheresoever & of what nature or kind soever
unto the said Sydney GEDGE his heirs executors administrators & assigns & I
appoint the said (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON & Sydney GEDGE Executors of this my 
will

And I declare that the power of appointing new trustees conferred by statute
shall be applicable to this my will & the trusts hereby created & shall be
exercisable by the persons & in the manner indicated in tthe said act in case
of their being no person nominated for that purpose in the instrument
creating that trust provided that immediately after such apointment the no.
of trustees shall not exceed 4 or be less than 2. 

And I declare that the said Sydney GEDGE & (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON & any other 
executor & trustee for the time being of this my will who shall happen to be in
the possession or business of a solicitor shall be entitled to make the same
charges & receive the same fees & professional emoluments in respect of all
business done by him in relation to the trusts hereof & for loss of time as he
would have been entitled to make if he had not been made a trustee  &
executor thereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 22.11.1878 -----
(10)57 EL SHORTRIDGE signed & acknowledged by the said testatrix as & for her last
will & testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who
at her request in her presence & in the presence of each other have hereinto
subscribed our names as witnesses.
 TB GODBOLD
 Henrietta Margaret GODBOLD

I Elizabeth Love SHORTIDGE do make this codicil to my will of 22.11. last in
regard to the sums given & appointed under my marriage settlement I declare 
that I have already given to my brother (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON the 180P cash 
in my will mentioned & consequently I revoke the bequest thereof to him 
And as to the other sums which I am entitled to dispose of under such
settlements I give 2/3 thereof to (10)542 Helen PUDDICOMBE & the other 1/3 to
(10)5(13)3 Annie Katherine DEACON free from all debts funeral & testamentary 
expenses which are to be paid out of the other monies I have the power to 
dispose of & free also of the 2 legacies of 19 guineas to my executors which I 
revoke. 

And pursuant of all powers vested to me I direct & appoint that any legacy
or interest given by me to any brother or nephew or niece of mine which would
lack but for this provision shall not lapse in the event of his or her death in
my lifetime but shall be dealt with as if the person intended to be benefitted
by had [he or she] died after my decease.

And whereas I have by my will given to my friend Sydney GEDGE the residue 
therein mentioned but inasmuch as my object is merely to show my appreciation 
of his kindness & attention & I believe his circumstances are such that
substantial legacy would not be required or desired by him I therefore
revoke the aforesaid gift of residue to him & hereby give all such residue as
shall consist of money or securities for money subject to the payment thereout
to him of 100P as an acknowledgement of feelings towards him.

Unto my niece (10)542 Helen PUDDICOMBE or in case of her death in my lifetime
to her daughter (10)5421 Florence absolutely & I give to the said (10)542 Helen 
PUDDICOMBE or if she shall die in my lifetime then to 
(10)5(11)5 Victor Hobart DEACON my nephew
all my furniture plate linen goods & effects not consisting of money or
securities for money & not disposable of me in my lifetime & in all other
respects I confirm my said will.

In witness whereof I have signed this codicil on 26.2.1879 EL SHORTRIDGE -----
signed by the said Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE as a codicil to her will in the 
presence of us present at the same time who at her request & in her presence & 
in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses --------
 TB GODBOLD 68 Gloucester Place, Portman Square artist
 Henrietta Margaret GODBOLD his wife.

Proved at London with a codicil 4.4.1881 by the oaths of (10)5(13) Frederick 
DEACON the brother & Sydney GEDGE Esquire the executors to whom admon was 
granted.

* (10)57-sp John SHORTRIDGE
 will 10.11.1875, codicils 30.3.1876 & 4.5.1877, died 21.11.1878, 
 probate 21.12.1878.

DEACONs referred to other than his wife:
 [(10)542] Helen Frances PUDDICOMBE
 [(10)5(13)3] Annie Katherine DEACON
   also referred to as Anna Penny Katharine DEACON
 ----------------

John SHORTRIDGE husband of [(10)57] Elizabeth Love DEACON. 
Estate under 18,000 pounds.

This is the last will and testament of me John SHORTRIDGE late of No
60 Mark Lane in the City of London, merchant, but now of No 68
Gloucester Place, Portman Square, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire.
 
Whereof I appoint George Crossthwaite BRUCE of No 60 Gracechurch Street
in the city of London, merchant, and Sydney GEDGE of Mitcham Hall
in the county of Surrey, Esquire, executors;
 
Whereas by a settlement made on my marriage with my dear wife
Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE dated the ninth day of August 1843 I
covenanted that my executors should within 12 calendar months after my
decease py into the hands of the trustees or trustee for the time
being of that settlement is some of 5000 pounds with interest thereon
at the rate of five pounds per cent per annum to be calculated from the day
of my decease down to the date of payment and in the said settlement
it is declared that the said sum & interest when so paid shall be held
by the trustees thereof upon certain trusts which in the event of my
dying without having children of my said wife will be in trust for
my said wife for life & after her death in trust for my executors or
administrators as part of my personal estate,

& Whereas I have no child by my said wife and whereas by an indenture
bearing date the second of January 1865 and made between myself of the
one part in the said Sydney GEDGE therein described as of 4 Storys
Gate in the City of Westminster, Esquire, of the other part, I
assinged or covenanted to assign to the said Sydney GEDGE various sums
of money therein mentioned amounting in the whole to the sum of 5450
pounds upon trust if I should be dead upon the said Sydney GEDGE
should receive such sums of money to discharge thereout my said
recited covenant & upon trust if the said sums of money or any of them
should be paid to the said Sydney GEDGE during my lifetime to invest
the same in the names of myself and of the said Sydney GEDGE upon such
securities is our therein mentioned & upon further trust if my said
dear wife should survive me to pay fulfil & discharge out of the said
trust funds my said hereinbefore recited covenant contained in my said
marriage settlement & to stand possessed of the residue if any of the
said trust funds for my executors administrators or assigns

Now I give and bequeath to my dear wife Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE all
my plate, jewels, pictures, books, linen apparel, furniture and
household apparatus and all the wines and liquors which shall be in
my dwelling house or lodgings at my decease in my private stock of
wines in my cellar in this city.

I bequeath the following legacies to be paid free of legacy duty
immediately after my death videlicet to my said wife the sum of
100 pounds to be paid to her for her immediate requirements and to my
said executors George Crossthwaite BRUCE and Sydney GEDGE 100 pounds
apiece,
 
To each of my cousins Helen SPREULL, Hannah SPREULL & Sarah SPREULL
the sum of 300 pounds,

I give devise and bequeath all my real estate and premises situate in
the Island of Madeira and all the apperteances thereto belonging unto
the said George Crossthwaite BRUCE and Sydney GEDGE, their heirs
executors administrators and assigns upon trust to carry into effect
the sale of the said real estates which I have recently made, and I
direct the said George Crossthwaite BRUCE and Sydney GEDGE or their
assigns or the survivor of them or his assigns or the executors or
administrators of such survivor their or his assigns are hereinafter
intended to be included in the expression "my said trustees or
trustee" whenever that expression shall be made use of) if the said
sale shall not be carried into effect to sell the said real estates
for the best price that they can obtain and I declare that the nett
proceeds of the said sale & any rents of the said estates which they
may receive after payment and thereout to my said trustees or trustee
of all the expenses incurred by them in and about the premises shall
form part of my personal estate.

I hereby bequeath & devise all my real & personal estate & effects
whatsoever not heretofore specifically bequeathed of what nature or
kind soever the same may be and wheresoever the same may be unto my
said trustees or trustee their heirs executors administrators or
assigns upon trust to sell and convert into money as soon as possible
after my disease all my said real estate & such parts of my personal
estate as shall not then consist of money and to collect & get in such
parts of my personal estate at shall be then outstanding and to hold
my said monies and all the monies resulting from such sale conversion
& a collection as aforesaid upon trust after payment thereout of all
my debts funeral and testamentary expenses & the legacies to my said
wife and the said George Crossthwaite BRUCE and Sydney GEDGE to pay
the following legacies which I hereby direct to be paid at the end of
six calendar months after my decease free of legacy duty, videlicit

To my cousin John BUCHANAN the sum of 300 pounds he having come to
Madeira and assisted me in the time of my trouble, & if the said John
BUCHANAN shall die in my lifetime I bequeath the same sum of 300
pounds to be equally divided amongst his daughters who may survive me.

To my old friend John Matthew LEWIS who constantly and zealously
supported me during the long years of my trials and arduous troubles
in Madeira the sum of 200 pounds; and if the said John Matthew LEWIS
shall die in my lifetime I bequeath the same sum of 200 pounds to
be equally divided among his sisters & niece.

To my old friend Robert DONALDSON who assisted me greatly when I was
in trouble in Madeira the sum of 200 pounds.

To my friend Samuel Berry GODBOLD the sum of 500 pounds if he should
survive me and if he shall die in my lifetime I give the same to his
wife Henrietta Margaret GODBOLD.

To William Arnott STEWART of Madeira in the acknowledgement of his
kind assistance in arranging my affairs in that island the sum of 200 pounds.

To Hannah NORGROVE who has been our faithful servant for several years
past the some of 200 pounds to be paid to her upon the decease of my wife
if she be then in her service.

To the Rev. Alexander MURRAY of Croydon Surrey, Presbyterian minister, the
sum of 100 pounds as a mark of my appreciation of his conduct as tutor
of my nephew John William BURNS;

and the sum of 19 guineas apiece to the following friends and
relatives videlicet my nieces Christina Mary Amelia BRUCE and Helen BURNS,
my cousins Jane BUCHANAN, Anne B YUILLE, Helen SMITH and [(10)5(13)3] Anna 
Penny Katharine DEACON and my friends Agnes WHITE widow of Charles WHITE,
Augusta BRUCE and Augusta wife of the said Sydney GEDGE, that each
may purchase some jewel or other memorial in remembrance of me.

And I give to Edward William LAWTON 500 pounds free of legacy duty to
be paid to him within six months after the death of my wife provided
always and I hereby expressly declare that none of the aforesaid
legacies which I have directed to be paid in the end of six calendar
months after my decease except the legacies to John BUCHANAN and John
Matthew LEWIS shall be paid during the lifetime of my dear wife unless
& until she shall have signed & delivered to my executors a memorandum
in writing stating that she is satisfied that the provision made by me
for her, will make up her income to the sum of 700 pounds a year and I
desire my said trustees and trustee to stand possessed of the sum of
6000 pounds further part of my said residuary estate upon trust to lay
out and invest the same in the names or name of my said trustees or
trustee for the time being in any of the parliamentary stocks or
public funds of Great Britain or Ireland or at interest upon British
government securities or upon freehold copyhold or leasehold
securities in England Wales or Ireland whether held in fee simple or
for years absolute or in the purchase or security of Bank of England
or East India stock or of the bonds mortgages or debentures or
preferential stock on any company incorporated by Act of Parliment
with power from time to time when and as they or he shall think fit to
alter vary and transpose the said stocks funds or securities or any of them

& my said trustees or trustee shall pay the interest dividends and
annual income thereof to my said wife during her life & if she shall
marry again for her separate use during such further coverture so that
she shall not have power either during such coverture war while she
continues my widow to anticipate the growing payments thereof & at the
decease of my said wife I desire my said trustees or trustee to get in
the sum of 5000 pounds which will then be due to my estate from the
trustees of my marriage settlement and to hold the same & also the sum
of 6000 pounds hereinbefore bequeathed to them as aforesaid for such
person or persons and with under & subject to such powers provisoes
declarations and agreements as my said wife shall after my decease
(and if she marry again notwithstanding her coverture) by her last
will or any codicil appoint & in default of appointment & so far as no
such appointment shall extend then as to the said 2 sums of 5000
pounds and 6000 pounds I desire that the some of 1300 pounds part
thereof shall go & belong to the trustees of the settlement made on
the marriage of [(10)542] Helen Frances PUDDICOMBE such sum of 1300 pounds to 
be free of legacy duty and to be paid to the said trustees immediately
after the death of my wife and to be held by them upon the trusts of
the said settlement so far as the same shall at the death of my wife
be applicable and capable of taking effect

& that the sum of 700 pounds other part thereof shall go & belong to
[(10)5(13)3] Annie Katherine DEACON daughter of Frederick DEACON of Preston
Lancashire absolutely such sum to be paid to her free of legacy duty
immediately after the death of my wife and that subject to the 2 said
legacies of 1300 pounds and 700 pounds, the 2 said sums of 5000 pounds
and 6000 pounds or the unappropriated part thereof shall go & belong
to my nephew John William BURNS absolutely and all the rest residue &
remainder of my estate I give devise and bequeath to my dear wife
Elizabeth Love SHORTRIDGE absolutely.

 But if she shall die in my lifetime then I bequeathed the same to
the said John William BURNS. I hope that my wife will in the disposal
of this property at her death pay attention to any request in writing
which she may find signed by me amongst my papers but this expression
of my hope is not intended to create any trust or to affect her free
power of disposal of property thus given to her.

I devise and bequeath all estates listed in me as mortgagee or trustee
to the said George Crossthwaite BRUCE & Sydney GEDGE, their heirs
executors administrators and assigns but subject to the equities
affecting the same respectively and I authorise my said executors or
executor trustees or trustee at their or his discretion to permit my
real estate or my personal estate which shall not consist of money or
any part thereof to remain in such state of investment as it may be in
the time of my decease and especially I desire and authorised my
executors to allow to the said Sydney GEDGE & to his partnership firm
a 12 months after my decease for the repayment of any sums of money
which he or they may then owe me, he & they paying interest thereon at
the rate of 5% per annum

and I authorise the acting executors or executor for the time being of
this my will to satisfy my debts claimed to be owing by me or my
estate & any liabilities to which I or my estate may be alleged to be
subject upon any evidence they or he shall think proper and to accept
any composition or security for any debt and to allow such time for
payment (either with or without taking security) as to the said acting
executors or executor shall same fit and also to compromise submit to
arbitration and settle all accounts and matters relating or belonging
to my estate and generally to act in regard thereto as they or he
shall deem expedient without being responsible for any loss thereby occasioned 

& in particular I declare that if Edward Harding LAWTON shall be in my
debt at the time of my decease had shall upon the amount which may
then or from time to time thereafter be owing by him to me or to my
executors pay interest in the rate of five pounds % pa and also repay
the amount so owing by annual instalments of not less than 500 pounds
(the first instalment to be paid at the end of 12 calendar months
after my decease) my said executors or executor shall not be bound to
require payment of the balance so from time to time owing but may
leave the same in the hands of the said Edward Harding LAWTON and
shall not be responsible for any loss which may be occasioned thereby

And I hereby declare that the receipt or receipts in writing of the
executors or executor trustees or trustee for the time being acting
in the execution of any of the trusts thereof for the purchase money
of premises sold or for any moneys funds shares or securities which
may be paid or transferred to them or him in pursuance hereof or of
any of the trusts hereof shall effectually discharge the purchaser
or purchasers or other the person or persons paying or transferring
the same therefrom and from being concerned to see to the application
or being answerable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof

And I hereby declare that if the said trustees and executors hereby
appointed or any trustees or trustees to be appointed as hereinafter
is provided shall die or be desirous of being discharged or refuse or
become incapable to act, then & so often the said trustees or trustee
and for that purpose any retiring trustee shall be considered a
trustee may appoint (but during the lifetime of my said wife only with
her approbation in writing) any other person or persons to be a
trustee or trustees in the place of the trustee or trustees so dying
or desiring to be discharged or refusing or becoming incapable to act
and upon every such appointment the said trust premises shall be so
transferred that the same may become vested in the new trustee or
trustees jointly with the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees
or solely as the case may require, and every such new trustee shall
(both before and after the said trust premises shall have become so
vested) have the same powers authorities and discretion as if he had
been hereby originally appointed a trustee and I further declare that
my executors and administrators and the trustees or trustee for the
time being of this my will shall be responsible for so much money only
as shall come to their own respective hands and that they shall not be
responsible for involuntary lapses or for the acts or defaults of each
other & particularly that my executor or trustee who shall pay over to
his co-executor or co-trustee or who shall do all concur any act
enabling the co-executor or co trustee to receive any monies for the
general purposes of my will or for any definite purpose authorised by
my will shall not be obliged to see to the due application thereof,
nor shall such co-executors or co-trustees be subsequently rendered
responsible by any express notice or intimation of the actual
misapplication of the same monies but this clause shall not restrict
the power of any executor or trustee to require from his co-executor
or co-trustee an account of the application of the monies in his hands
or to insist on his replacing monies misapplied by him & I empower my
trustees to retain and allowe to each other the costs and expenses
incurred in the execution of the trusts hereof or in relation there to

And I declare that the said Sydney GEDGE & any other executor or
trustee for the time being of this my will who shall happen to be in
the profession or business of a solicitor shall be entitled to make
the same charges and receive the same fees and professional emoluments
in respect of all business done by him in relation to the trusts
hereof and for loss of time as he would have been entitled to make
if he had not been made a trustee and executor thereof 

and hereby revoking all former wills in testamentary dispositions by
many any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I the said John SHORTRIDGE have to this my last
will and testament contained in eight sheets of paper set my hand this
10th day of November in the year of our Lord 1875 - John SHORTRIDGE -
signed by John SHORTRIDGE and by him declared to be his last will in
the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the
presence of each other have hereunto set said our names as witnesses -
Sydney MORSE - M. R. WOLLASTON clerks to Messrs George KIRBY &
MILLETT, 1 Old Palace Road, Westminster, solicitors.
 
This is a codicil to my last will. I direct my trustees and executors
out of the two sums of 5000 & 6000 pounds given to them in trust for
my dear wife within six months after her death to pay the sum of 1000
pounds to my niece Christiana Mary BRUCE & to hold the sound of 1000
pounds for each of the children of my nephew John William BURNS who
shall be living at the time of my death & shall live to attain the age
of 21 years each said sum of 1000 pounds to be invested by my said
trustees for the benefit of such child & to be paid to him or her with
its accumulations on his or her attaining the age of 21 years. In
witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this 30th day of March
1876 - John SHORTRIDGE - signed in the presence of us who at his
request in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunder
set our names as witnesses - Henrietta Margaret GODBOLD, 68 Gloucester
Place, wife of SB GODBOLD - Hannah Mary NORGROVE, servant to Mr SHORTRIDGE.

This is a codicil to my last will. I desire that my faithful servant
 Hannah NORGROVE shall be amply provided for if she be in my
service at the time of my death, & as my dear wife intends to leave
to her a legacy of 500 pounds as soon as she can make a will after my
death but she may be unable or fail to do so; I direct that in the
event of my said wife's not leaving to the said Hannah NORGROVE
the sum of 500 pounds at least my executors shall (in addition to the
legacy given to her by my will) pay to the said Hannah NORGROVE at
the end of three months after the death of my said wife, such a sum
of money as shall when added to the legacy (if any) to be given to
her by my said wife, make up the sum of 500 pounds. In witness whereof
I have hereunder set my hand this fourth day of May 1877 - John SHORTRIDGE -
 signed by John SHORTRIDGE in the presence of us who in his
presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder set our
names as witnesses; EL SHORTRIDGE his wife, Sydney GEDGE, 1 Old Palace Yard,
solicitor.

Proved at London 21st of December 1878 with 2 codicils (the second
codicil bearing date the 4th day of May 1877 but in fact executed on the 
3rd day of May 1877) by the oath of Sydney GEDGE Esquire one of the executors 
to whom admon was granted, George Crossthwaite BRUCE the other executor having 
renounced
............................................................................. 
Note on Anne B YUILLE: John SHORTRIDGE's mother was Elizabeth YUILLE. For more
info on her family contact Tony MARTIN darleith"att"hotmail.com 2005.

* (10)5(11) Rev. George Edward DEACON will 8.6.1882, died 22.11.1886 at Leek,
 probate 24.12.1886 Personal estate P3151.5.8. Resworn .10.1891 P3501.5.8.

PARTIES REFERRED TO:

(10)5(11) Rev. George Edward DEACON m Jane Martha 
-1 Joseph Barrington DEACON of Plymouth, Devon 
-3 Frances Sidney DEACON 
-4 George Edward DEACON
-2 Henry Frederick DEACON of 17 Waldegrave Park Rd, Twickenham
-5 Victor Hobart DEACON 
-6 Edwin Augustus DEACON now deceased
 NM WALLEY Parklane, London Stoke on Trent; witness
 JT TREABEY? 73 Grosvenor St, Leek; witness
           -----------------------------------------------

This is the last will of me the  Rev. George Edward DEACON vicar of Leek,
Staffordshire.

Whereas my virtue of certain deeds made by me in exercise of the power
vested in me by virtue of my marriage settlement of 9.2.1838 each of my sons
-1 Joseph Barrington DEACON, -2 Henry Frederick DEACON & -5 Victor Hobart
DEACON became entitled to 1 equal 6th part of share of the funds & property
comprised in & settled by my said marriage settlement or to sums of money
equal in the aggregate to one such equal 6th part or share subject to the
respective life interest therein of my wife & myself.

Now in further excercise of the said powers & of all other powers &
authorities enabling me I do hereby appoint subject to the life interest of
my wife unto each of my 2 other sons -3 Frances Sidney DEACON & -4 George
Edward DEACON 1 1 equal 6th part or share of the funds & property comprised &
settled by my saidmarriage settlement.

And I leave the remaining 1/6th which would have been the share of my
youngest son -6 Edwin Augustus DEACON now deceased equally between my 5 sons
above named subject however to the life interest of my wife Jane Martha DEACON
inasmuch as made hereafter be appointed to anyone or both of my last 2 sons
a share or sum of money or other interest in or out of the funds & property
comprised in & settled by my said marriage settlement, I declare that the
appointment thereby made in favour of my each named 2 sons shall take effect
as to the so much only as 1/6th part or share of thesaid funds & property
as may not be included in & appointed to him by such deed.

I declare that I have not advanced to any of my children any sum or sums of
money on account of or as a charge upon or tobe deducted from their
respective portions or shares under my respective marriage settlment 
I devise & bequeath subject to thepayment of my just debts funeral &
testamentary expenses & to the payment of all dilapadations charged upon me
in consideration of this vicarage of Leekall my shares in the General
Reversionary & Investment Company & my shares in the Union Bank of Australia
equally between my 5 sons above named.

And I devise & bequeath to my wife Jane Martha DEACON absolutely & in the
event of her death in my lifetime unto my 5 sons above named equally &
absolutely are the residue of my personal estate & all my real esatate if any.

I appoint my sons -1 Joseph Barrington, -2 Henry Frederick & -5 Victor Hobart 
to be my executors.
I devise that I may be buried in the parish wherein I may happen to die  in
the cemetery attached to such parish.
I revoke all my former wills.
Dated this 8.6.1882 -------- GE DEACON ------ signed by the above testator &
declared by him to be his will in the presence of us both being present at
the same time who thereupon in his & each others presence thereto subscribe
ournames as witnesses ----
 NM WALLEY Parklane, Endon Stoke on Trent ----
 JT TREABEY? 73 Grosvenor St, Leek

24.12.1886 probate of this will was granted to Joseph Barrington DEACON &
Henry Frederick DEACON 2 of the executors.

Proved by -1 Joseph Barrington DEACON of Plymouth, Devon & -2 Henry Frederick 
DEACON of 17 Waldegrave Park Rd, Twickenham.

* (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON will 4.2.1896, died 8.4.1898,
 probate 4.7.1898. Effects P6637.3.10.

PARTIES REFERRED TO:

(10)5(13) Frederick DEACON of Maidenhead, retired solicitor.
-1 George Frederick DEACON
-2 Charles Ernest DEACON
-3 Annie Katharine CLARKE
-4 Francis Henry DEACON
my late cousin George LEWIS (Major Royal Engineers) [sp of (10)5]
his wife's 2 nieces Emily & Anna CHARLTON 
 Josephine Margaret WILLIAMS, Glengariff, Maidenhead ... witness
 Catherine Eleanor WILLIAMS, Glengariff, Maidenhead ... witness
           -----------------------------------------------

This is the last will & testament of me (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON of Maidenhead,
retired solicitor.

I revoke all former wills & testamentary disposition. And I appoint my 2 sons
-1 George Frederick  & -2 Charles Ernest executors hereof.
To the former of whom I bequeath my shares in the Palatine Engineering Co. Ltd
& to the latter thesum of 100P Consols given to me by the will of my late
cousin George LEWIS (Major Royal Engineers) payable after the death of his 
wife.

I bequeath all my policies of insurance monies & securities for money of
every description except theabove specific legacies to my executors upon
trust to divide the proceeds thereof in the following manner vizt 300P in
equal shares free from legacy duties to my 2 nieces Emily & Anna CHARLTON & the
residue of such proceeds in the following proportions among my children that is
to say 2/7 to my son -1 George Frederick, 2/7 to my son -2 Charles Ernest,
2/7 to my son -4 Francis Henry, & 1/7 to my daughter -3 Annie Katharine CLARKE
And all the remainder of my property I give to my son -2 Charles Ernest 

In witness whereof Ihave hereot set my hand this 4.2.1896 Fred DEACON signed by
the said (10)5(13) Frederick DEACON in the presence of us present at the same
time who in his presence & the presence of each other have hereto signed our
names as witnesses
 Josephine Margaret WILLIAMS, Glengariff, Maidenhead ...
 Catherine Eleanor WILLIAMS, Glengariff, Maidenhead ...

On 4.7.1898 probate of this will was granted to -1 George Frederick DEACON &
-2 Charles Ernest DEACON, the executors.

* (10)71 George Charles Degan/Deacon LEWIS bp 1795 ex BT
Will 2.4.1860; codicils 20.1.1868 & 9.3.1869; proved in London 19.10.1871.

The Last Will and Testament of me GEORGE CHARLES DEGAN LEWIS, a Major on 
the retired list of the Royal Engineers at present residing at Tunbridge Wells 
Co, Kent.

I hereby appoint my dear and only brother WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] of Woburn 
Place, Russell Square, London) Esq.; my dear and only son the Reverend WILLIAM
LEMPRIERE LEWIS [(10)511] Clerk in Holy Orders, and my only nephew the Reverend
GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722], Clerk in Holy Orders of Northam Parsonage,
Co. Herts, the only son of my said brother - the executors and trustees of this
my Will

and I give unto my said brother the sum of 200P, to my said son the sum of
100P and to my said nephew the sum of 100P as small tokens of compensation for
their respective acceptances of this my Will.

WHEREAS under and by virtue of the trusts contained in the settlement bearing
date on or about 24 june 1859 and executed by me previous to my marriage with
my present wife EMILY LEWIS late EMILY SPEDDING/STEBBING? Widow [his m4] - in
the event of her death without leaving any issue by me, or in case of there
being such issue and that they shall all die before reaching the age of 21
years without themselves leaving issue the sum of 6,6660P:13:4d. P3 %
consolidated annuities brought into the settlement by me and now standing in
the name of my said the REV. WILLIAM LEMPRIERE LEWIS [(10)511], my nephew the
Rev. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and ROBERT GEORGE WYNDHAM HERBERT esq., 
as the
trustees of such settlement will form part of my own personal estate, of which
I have the power to dispose by Will or otherwise, and that there is at present
no issue of our marriage.  Now I do hereby (subject to my said wife's life
interest therein , under the said settlement and in case there shall be no
issue of our said marriage, or, being such they shall die under the age of
twenty - one years as aforesaid ) give, bequeath and dispose of the said
t61666: 13 : 4d L3% consolidated Bank Annuities in manner following ; that is
to say -

I give to my said son WILLIAM LEMPRIERE LEWIS [(10)511] 2,OOOP
To my brother WILLIAM LEWIS 1,OOOP
To my nephew Rev. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] 500P

To THOMAS ALGERNON LEMPRIERE Esq., a nephew of my first wife JANE LEMPRIERE,
and the only surviving son of my brother-in-law GEORGE CURRY LEMPRIERE 250P

To ROBERT GEORGE WYNDHAM HERBERT also a nephew of my first wife, and the only
son of the Hon. ALGERNON HERBERT 500P
 
To to my brother-in-law the Hon. FRANCIS SCOTT one of the brothers of my second
wife the Hon. MARIA AMABEL SCOTT who was a daughter of the late Earl of
Polwarth [the Earls of Hume -BT].

And I give the sum of 250P further part of the said Bank Annuities unto and
equally between my great niece FANNY COOTE [(10)7241] and great nephew CHARLES
LEWIS COOTE [(10)7242], the two children of CHARLES THOMAS COOTE esq., Doctor 
in Medicine and two of the grandchildren of my said brother WILLIAM LEWIS 
divided between them and should either of them die in the lifetimes of myself 
and my said wife.  the whole sum to the survivor

And I give the sum of 150P to my niece JANE ELIZABETH JACOB [(10)721] the wife 
of Rev. JAMES JOHN JACOB of Horsingham Parsonage Wiltshire) the only surviving
daughter of my said brother WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] free from all debts, control
and engagements of her present or any future husband. [This was added to wills
before the Married Womens' Property Act of 1882 - until then everything that a
woman owned became) on her marriage, the property of her husband, there was not
necessarily any implied criticism of the husband in this wording -BT]

I give the sum of 200P to [Frank Paul] ... MATTHEWS the only surviving son of 
Capt MATTHEWS of the Royal Navy and ANNE his wife formerly ANNE RICHARDS a 
daughter of the late Rev. GRIFFITHS RICHARDS of Farlington, Hants and one of 
the sisters of my third wife formerly ELIZA RICHARDS.

I give the sum of 200P each to CAROLINE RIDDING and MARY RIDDING and the two
daughters of Mrs CAROLINE RIDDING widow and a sister of my third wife.

To my stepsons the two sons of my said wife EMILY SPEDDING by her
former husband JAMES P. SPEDDING Esq., - JAMES WYNOHAM HARRINGTON PERCY
SPEDDING and CARLISLE JAMES SCOTT SPEDDING 1OOP each.

To WYNDHAM second son of CHARLES WYNDHAM of Rogate Lodge, Sussex Esq., 1OOP who
married a sister of my second wife the sum of 100P.

To my old friend and schoolfellow GEORGE MacILWAIN of the Albany, Piccadilly
1OOP.

To the two surviving daughters of my late cousin the Rev. JOSHUA SIMON LEWIS by
his wife the former ELIZABETH BEDWELL and now the wife of Capt DINGWALL of
Sunningdale Berks 50P each (no first names are given) I give 100P each to
SUSANNAH CAROLINE born DEACON [(10)93] the wife of AUGUSTINE STRICKLAND of
Oatlands near Dawlish and to FREDERICK DEACON [(10)5(13)] of Preston in 
Lancashire: Solicitor the nephew and niece of my late mother JANE LEWIS 
[(10)5] formerly JANE DEACON.

I do desire that my remains may be decently interred at the nearest convenient
place to my residence at the time of my decease and without unnecessary pomp or
expense BUT I request that my executors will raise a neat marble tablet to be
erected to my memory in Chislehurst Parish Church in Kent in the burial ground
where the remains of my grandfather Col. GEORGE LEWIS of the Royal Artillery
were interred Similar and as near as may be to that erected there by me to the
memory of my first wife JANE LEWIS (LEMPRIERE) with a suitable inscription
thereon, but such tablet is to be surmounted with my Coat of Arms containing my
crest and my armorial bearings, also the armorial bearings of my four wives
which are to be quartered with my own.

I direct that my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my
personal estate.

And whereas I have made provision for my said dear wife EMILY LEWIS and she
shall be entitled to a pension as my widow and is also provided for from other
sources - now I give to her the sum of 200P sterling - L1O0 right away and £100
after six months. I also give to her all my wearing apparel, trinkets and
paraphernalia and all household furniture and other effects which belonged to
her prior to our marriage.

And whereas my son WILLIAM LEMPRIERE LEWIS [(10)511] will be amply provided for at
my decease by provisions made by myself and others I give him £500.

I give IN ADDITION further pecuniary legacies as follows -

To my brother WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] £100
To FANNY LEMPRIERE the wife of Admiral GEORGE CURRY LEMPRIERE £100
To my daughter-in-law ANNE LEWIS the wife of my said son £50
To my grand-daughter their only child £50
To my sister-in-Law ANNE LEWIS [2nd] wife of WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] £100
To my nephew GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] £100
To ROBERT GEORGE HERBERT £100
To THOMAS ALGERNON LEMPRIERE £100
To CAPT. MATTHEWS and his wife ANNE nee RICHARDS £50
To CAROLINE RIDDING £10 for a ring
To MARY RIDDINGS £10 for a ring
To JAMES WYNDHAM PERCY SPEDDING £10 for a mourning ring
To GEORGE MACILWAINE £50
To FANNY LEWIS [2nd] wife of my nephew GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] £50
To FREDERICK DEACON [(10)5(13)] of Preston £50

I direct my executors as soon as is convenient after my decease to purchase a
Government Annuity of £40 for the life of KATE CANDISH now or late of
Croydon, Surrey: Widow. - the same to be taken by her as full satisfaction and
discharge of the annuity of £40 which I have (already) entered into as a bond
or security for that amount for the joint lives of her and myself The bond to
be given up to my executors to be cancelled. The said annuity to be for her
sole and separate use and benefit and I direct that any legacy duty payable on
such annuities to be paid from my personal estate.

I also give and bequeath - at the end of six months after my decease - unto the
said KATE CANDISH the sum of £100 for her sole use and benefit.

As to the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects of what
nature and kind soever after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses
and legacies I give and bequeath in manner following:

One equal moiety of 1/2 part thereof to my son WILLIAM LEMPRIERE LEWIS, 1/4
equal part thereof to my brother WILLIAM LEWIS and the remaining 1/4 part
thereof to my nephew GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and then to their male 
heirs equally divided in the same proportions - exclusive of females.

Signed, sealed etc, 2 April 1860

Witnesses Chas. P. WOOD & J.H STREET Both of Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn,
Solicitors.

CODICIL 20 January 1868

Whereas in my Will made 2 April 1860 I gave legacies of £100 each to my step
sons JAMES WYNDHAM HARRINGTON, PERCY SPEDDING and CARLISLE JAMES SCOTT SPEDDING
now I do hereby revoke such legacies and direct the money to be paid instead to
my great nephew and great niece FANNY COOTE [(10)7241] and CHARLES LEWIS COOTE
[(10)7242] in addition to the legacies I have already bequeathed to them. 
 Signed, sealed etc., G.C.D.L.

Witnesses E. CARLETON HOLMES and EDWARD C. HOLMES JNR. Solicitors 
of 12 Bedford Row, London.

SECOND CODICIL

Whereas in my Will dated 2 April 1860 I gave a £40 annuity to KATE CANDISH I
direct that this be increased to £80 per annum and also a sum of £100 between
her three children THOMAS AND CHARLES CANDISH AND FRANCES (FANNY) CANDISH 
[What happened to Thomas? -BT]

I also give and bequeath the legacy which I gave to my now late brother WILLIAM
LEWIS [(10)72] to ROBERT GEORGE WYNDHAM HERBERT and appoint him an executor.

9 March 1869

Witnesses:
WILLIAM BAILY, ADOLPHUS F, MILLER [Clerks to HOLMES and IMPEY Solicitors]

Will proved in London 19 October 1871

* (10)71-sp2 MARIA AMABEL LEWIS nee SCOTT will made 5.1.1836 proved 13.5.1844 ex BT

Hon. Maria Amabel LEWIS nee SCOTT wife of George Charles Degan LEWIS Esq., a 
lieutenent in the Corps of Royal Engineers, (now residing in Gosport Co. 
Southampton but about to proceed to the Island of Barbadoes in the West 
Indies) by certain articles in her marriage contract made when she entered 
matrimony on 6 May 1834 wished to use the rights granted to her  by the 
conditions of the settlement of £10,000 to give £5,000 to WILLIAM LEMPRIERE 
LEWIS (10)711 the son of my husband by his first wife Jane LEMPRIERE. This 
sum to in trust.  And £5,000 to her husband for life.

The parties to the settlement were :-  her husband and herself; her father 
then Hugh SCOTT of Barden (?) now the Rt. Hon the Lord POLWARTH; her brother   
Henry Francis SCOTT the younger Barrister-at-Law; Capt. George Curry LEMPRIERE 
Royal Navy  [presumably her husband's brother-in-law ] and William LEWIS 
(10)72: Solicitor of 4, Woburn Place, London her husband's brother.
If there was no issue from the marriage and her husband died then his share 
too to his son WILLIAM LEMPRIERE LEWIS.

There were no executors named in the will. The witnesses were
ROBERT CRUIKSHANK   and  ... ?? B.  WAKEFIELD both solicitors of Gosport and 
CHARLES CHURCHILL : Gardener at Bury Hall Gosport.

* (10)72 William LEWIS 1797-1864 ex BT: Will 4.9.1858 proved London 15.7.1864
This is the last will and testament of me WILLIAM LEWIS of formerly of Staple
Inn, Middle Temple Lane and Bedford Row but now of Russell Square and Gray's
Inn in the County of Middlesex: Gentleman.

Whereas by virtue of the Settlement made in contemplation of my marriage with
my dear late wife formerly FRANCES ATTWOOD I had power by will or deed to
dispose of L1,924:7:l1d now at 3P %, now standing in trust for the children
of that marriage and as there are only three children who survived to attain
the age of twenty-one namely

l.JANE ELIZABETH LEWIS [(10)721] now the wife of the Revd. JAMES JOHN JACOB

2. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722]

3. FRANCES SOPHIA LEWIS [(10)724] afterwards the wife of Dr CHARLES THOMAS 
COOTE and whereas this my beloved daughter hath departed this life, leaving two
infant children namely FANNY COOTE and LEWIS COOTE (their mother's marriage
settlement to them ) subject to the life interest of my dear second wife ANNE
LEWIS formerly ANNE LIVIE Spinster.

And whereas my son GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] has been generously provided for
under the Will of my late respected Uncle MAJOR. GEN GEORGE BRIDGES deceased
... (this is followed by long and complicated passage but amounts to the equal
division of his estate between his two surviving children apart from what he is
leaving to his second wife -BT)

I give and bequeath my dwelling house at No.8 Gay Street in the City of Bath
(now occupied by Misses JANE and ELIZABETH LEVERS) together with the
appurtenances thereto belonging to my kind friend FRANK JOHN MOORE of Woodcock
Hill near Berkhampstead in the County of Hertfordshire, my said son GEORGE
BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and my friend EDWARD CARLETON HOLMES of Bedford Row upon
trust, to permit and suffer my said dear [2nd] wife ANNE LEWIS to receive the
rents and profits thereof or to occupy and enjoy the same for the term of her
natural life and, after her decease unto my said son, his heirs and assigns
forever.

My Life Assurance Policies to his son.

My premises at No.4 Woburn Place, Russell Square in London together with the
stables behind them to his dear wife for her absolute use and benefit

To my daughter JANE  [(10)721] L200

To my son-in-law Dr CHARLES THOMAS COOTE  [m (10)724] LlOO

To my friends FRANK JOHN MOORE and EDWARD CARLETON HOLMES L50 as a small token
of my remembrance.

To my affectionate sister-in-law JANE formerly LIVIE, L52:10:Od as a small
token of my esteem.

I give to my three god children

1. GEORGE BOWES MacILWAIN

2. WILLIAM LEWIS DEACON [(10)527] (son of my late cousin HENRY DEACON [(10)52] of
Portsmouth) [we have photographs of him -BT]

3.JAMES SIDNEY BLUNT (son of the late HILLYER BLUNT and SOPHIA his wife) the
sum of ten guineas each.

And I give and bequeath all that my freehold cottage and tenement situate at
Brockle Hill, Swindon Wilts unto my son GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] - and to
him all my family portraits, MANT's Family Bible, such of my plate as has the
BRIDGES and CHANDOS crest engraved thereon and also my three China bowls, the
miniature painting of his dear mother and my engraving of the death of Lord
CHATHAM now in my office at Gray's Inn.

I give and bequeath unto my dear brother GEORGE CHARLES DEGAN LEWIS [(10)71] my
gold and cornelian ring engraved with Shakespeare's head which I usually wear,
also my gold pencil both presented to me by my dear wife, as small tokens of my
unaltered affection for him. (presumably his first wife! -BT)

To my dear nephew and godson WILLIAM LEMPRIERE LEWIS [(10)711] 50P, my gold watch
chain and seals and the portrait in crayons of his dear mother.

To my friend and partner CHARLES PAUL WOOD the sum of 20 gns. as a small token
of my regard for him.

And I direct my executors as soon as possible after my decease to set apart or
purchase out of my personal estate the sum of £6,000 to be put in trust for my
said dear wife to receive the interests and dividends thereof during her
lifetime, after her decease to my daughter JANE ELIZABETH JACOB [(10)721], 
then on her decease to any children of the marriage if no children then to my 
son GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and after his decease to my two dear 
grand-children FANNY [(10)741] and CHARLES LEWIS COOTE [(10)742] when they 
shall attain the age of 21 years if neither do then to GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS 
[(10)722], his heirs and assigns forever.

All other estate not mentioned to my wife.

Appoint ANNE LEWIS [his 2nd wife], FRANK JOHN MOORE, GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS
[(10)722] and EDWARD CARLETON JONES as executors.

Signed etc 4 September 1858
Proved London 15 July 1864

[The sums of money involved in this will are deceptive - William was a very
rich man ; his personal estate amounted to £14,000 and the property he owned
was worth thousands more, he was very generous in his lifetime - see the
letters from WILLIAM BLOMEFIELD TRIPP -BT.]

Probate record ex ancestry thanks to Andrew TATHAM:
15.2.1864. The will of William LEWIS formerly of Bedford Row but late of 
Woburn Place, Russell Square and Gray's Inn, all in the County of Middlesex,
Gentleman deceased who d 12.1.1864 at Eastbourne in the County of Sussex,
was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Frank John MOORE of 
Woodcock Hill near Berkhamsted in the County of Hertford, Esquire, the 
Reverend George Bridges LEWIS [(10)722] of Northaw Parsonage near Barnet in the
County of Hertford, Clerk, the son, and Edward Carleton HOLMES of 12 Bedford 
Row aforesaid, Solitor, three of the executors.

* (10)72 m2 Anne LIVIE d 24.5.1879 probate 20.6.1879 ex ancestry thanks to Andrew TATHAM:
LEWIS Anne. Personal Estate under P12,000. 20 June 1879. The will with 3 
codicils of Anne LEWIS formerly of Eastbourne in the County of Sussex but late 
of 9 Queens Parade, Bath in the County of Somerset, widow who d 24.5.1879 at
9 Queens Parade, was proved at the Principal Registry by the Rev. George
Bridges LEWIS [(10)722] of Kemsing in the County of Kent, Clerk, Vicar of 
Kemsing, and Edward Carleton HOLMES of 12 Bedford Row in the County of 
Middlesex, Gentleman, two of the executors.

* (10)9 Ann BRIDGES nee DEACON
 Her will of 12.6.1828 ex BT:

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Ann BRIDGES of Greenwich Co. Kent  
Widow.

First I give and bequeath unto my executors, hereinafter named £200 in Bank of 
England annuities, now standing in my name in the Books of the governors of 
the Bank of England upon trust to my dear sister ELIZABETH TRIPP (10)4 the 
wife of GEORGE TRIPP Esq., during her natural life and after her decease
  to my niece ELIZABETH ANN TRIPP (10)41 for her sole use and benefit.
I also give the several legacies following Vide Licit;
 To my dear brother WILLIAM DEACON Esq. (10)5, of Portsmouth £100
 To my dear brother HENRY DEACON (10)(11) now residing in Dieppe the like sum
 To my nephew HENRY (10)52 one of the sons of the said WILLIAM £100
 To my nephew CHARLES GEORGE DEGAN LEWIS (10)71 a lieutenant in the Royal 
Engineers £100
 To my nephew WILLIAM LEWIS (10)72 of Bedford Row, London Solicitor £100
 To my niece and god-daughter SARAH ANN DEACON (10)54 [She would marry G.N.A. 
VICTOR] daughter of WILLIAM DEACON £100
To my niece and god-daughter ELIZA MARY COTERRELL DEACON (10)(11)2 daughter of 
my brother HENRY £200
 To my niece SUSANNAH CAROLINE DEACON (10)(11)3 the other daughter of my 
brother HENRY. £200
 To my niece ELIZA DEACON daughter of WILLIAM £100 [(10)57 Elizabeth Love 
DEACON who would marry John SHORTRIDGE]
 To my nephews, sons of my brother WILLIAM -
MARTIN DEACON (10)5(12) £100
FREDERICK DEACON (10)5(13) £100
 All my clothing apparel to my sister ELIZABETH TRIPP (10)4
 To my brothers WILLIAM (10)5 and HENRY (10)(11) all the books (not otherwise 
hereinafter specifically bequeathed)equally between them share and share alike.
 To HENRY DEACON nephew (10)52 my Silver Coffee Pot and the set of fish 
silver, and the wine strainer and soup ladles, the work box, chess board and 
brackets (?) made by himself and also the Backgammon Board that was my late 
dear Father's.
 To my said nephew CHARLES GEORGE DEGAN LEWIS (10)71 12 silver tablespoons, 
12 large silver forks, 2 silver gravy spoons, 2 silver butter plates, The 
History of Jersey [in 1828, the time of this will, Charles was engaged to Jane 
LEMPRIERE, a member of an old Jersey family], The History of Ceylon, 5 
drawings by Col. HOBBES of the Royal Engineers, My pocket eyeglass
 Also I give to my said nephew WILLIAM LEWIS (10)72 12 silver tablespoons, 
12 large silver forks, 2 silver gravy spoons, 2 silver butter plates,  
BORDER's British Atlas, CARY's Itinerary, A large roll-up map of the world and 
all my loose maps, my red morocco leather chair and my telescope.
 Also I give to my god-daughter SARAH ANN DEACON (10)54 my pearl necklace and 
... ? SHAKESPEARE bound in Russia [leather] and all other ornamental work done 
by her.
 Also to my my god-daughter ELIZABETH LOVE (10)57 all my sheets and the cases 
containing them. My framed butterflies, my cross of various coloured jewels, 
my aquamarine brooch, my gold watch with gilt chain and all the seals and 
appendages thereunto belonging, and also all the drawings and ornamental work 
done by her.
 And I give my said niece ELIZABETH MARY COTTERELL DEACON (10)(11)2 my large 
and small emerald bow and arrow shaped brooches and my round emerald brooch.  
 And I also give to these two nieces all the rest of my trinkets, not 
specifically mentioned in this my will, between them share and share alike.
 I give to my nephews MARTIN (10)5(12) and FREDERICK DEACON (10)5(13) all my 
silver plate which is not otherwise bequeathed between them share and share 
alike.
 Also I give to my nephew GEORGE EDWARD DEACON (10)5(11) one of the sons of my 
said brother William DEACON  [later Vicar of Leek, Staffs.]  a miniature of my 
late dear husband Gen. George BRIDGES, set in enamel and gold with hair at 
the back.
 Also I give to my great nephew GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722, he would have 
been about 8 years old when this will was written] a framed coloured portrait 
of my late husband and a small gold heart with his hair in the centre
 I give to my nephew The Revd. WILLIAM WESTON DEACON (10)51 now residing on 
the island of Madeira, one of the sons of my said brother WILLIAM DEACON my 
two silver watches, 6 salt cellars, silver snuffer and marrow spoon and 6 
silver knives and forks.
 I give to my nephew WILLIAM HEAD DEACON (10)(11)1 now residing  near Cardiff 
son of my brother HENRY DEACON  3 silver tea canisters that are in a black 
shagreen chest, a silver pepper box , seven silver steak knives and forks and 
a silver toast rack.
 Also I give to my niece and god-daughter ELIZABETH ANN TRIPP (10)41  my 
Encyclopaedia Britannica in twenty volumes bound in Russia [leather] my gold 
chain and cross with bracelet to match, my emerald cross, and my ruby brooch 
set in gold, and all such of my household linen that is marked EAB, and my 
writing box formerly belonging to my grandmother DEACON [0-sp Elizabeth ANTRAM]
and all the drawings and ornamental work done by her.
 I give all the rest of my household linen to SARAH ANN DEACON and ELIZABETH 
LOVE DEACON to be shared equally between them.
 And I give to my esteemed friend LETITIA the wife of William BEETSON Esq., 
two large black and gold China Jars and the coloured China beakers that were 
her aunt's the late Mrs JANE BRIDGES 
 And I do will and direct that all my servants living with me at the time of 
my decease shall be put into decent mourning at the expense of my estate.
 And I do hereby give and bequeath unto my executors all my plated articles, 
household furniture , china, glass, wine, stock in the Public Funds held in my 
house and at my Bankers and Agents and all such my property of whatsover kind 
to sell as soon as convenient to settle all my just debts and funeral and 
testamentary expenses and then to divide the surplus into 4 equal parts one of 
which to go to CHARLES GEORGE DEGAN LEWIS and WILLIAM LEWIS to share between 
them, one quarter to SARAH ANN E DEACON  and ELIZABETH LOVE DEACON one quarter 
to ELIZA MARY COTTERELL DEACON (10)(11)2  & SUSANNAH CAROLINE DEACON (10)(11)3.
 The other quarter to ELIZABETH ANN TRIPP.
 My brother HENRY, my nephew HENRY and my nephew WILLIAM LEWIS to be my 
executors and all their expenses to be paid from my estate
 Signed , sealed etc 12 June 1828   Ann Bridges
 Witnesses
EDWARD HILLIER, E.F. HILLIER, Be ... & Hampton Solicitors
 

* (10)9-sp Captain George BRIDGES husband of Ann DEACON
His will of 7.5.1824 proved 10.6.1825
 Summary of his 7 page WILL:

This is last Will and Testament of me GEORGE BRIDGES formerly of Walsingham
in the County of Norfolk, since of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton
and now of No.1 The Circus, Greenwich in the County of Kent, a colonel in
The Corps of Royal Engineers and Major General in the Army, made when in
good health and sound mind and memory.

That is: I give and bequeath unto my dear wife ANN BRIDGES all her and my
wearing apparel, watches, trinkets, and jewels (excepting my gold watch and
seals which I otherwise dispose of as after mentioned.) and also my plate
and plated ware, glass, china, earthenware, linen with wines and liquors,
books, pictures, prints and drawings and also my shells which I brought
from India for her own absolute use, benefit and disposal.

I give and bequeath my gold watch with the chain and seals thereof which I
 usually wear unto my nephew (10)71 GEORGE LEWIS a Lieutenant in the Royal
 Engineers, as a token of my regard for him. 
To my dear wife L500
To my dear sister ELIZABETH BRIDGES of Walsingham L1OO 
To SARAH HOLLEY spinster of Walsingham L1OO

To my worthy friend WILLIAM BEESTON Esq ofwoburn Place Russell Sq., London
and to nephew William Lewis of the Middle Temple WILLIAM LEWIS my executors
the sum of L100 each as a token of my friendship for them and as a small
compensation for the trouble they may have in the execution of this my
Will. [George also makes particular stipulations about and provisions for
possible children but as far as is known at present (2003) he and his wife
were childless. He was 69 years old when the will was signed.

To SOPHIA MORGAN the widow of my old and worthy friend Dr. MORGAN, Chaplain to 
 the Naval Asylum at Greenwich L1OO. and a mourning ring.
Mourning Rings to my several friends:
MRS BEESTON
MARY the widow of Admiral SURRIDGE
JANE the wife of WILLIAM BOWLES of Ashland near Portsmouth
To ELIZA HARDING (sic) the wife of my friend GEORGE LAUGHTON Esq.,
To SIR HENRY WILLIAM MARTIN Bart. I give my Cat's Eye ring.
To my nephew (10)5(11) GEORGE EDWARD DEACON L1,000 3% Consolidated Stock [George's
 godson]
To my niece (10)54 SARAH ANN DEACON          "   "
To my niece (10)57 ELIZABETH LOVE DEACON     "   "
To my niece (10)x ELIZABETH ANN TRIPP	      "   "
To my godson (10)721 GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS     "   " (son of my executor (10)72
 William LEWIS)
To my said nephew (10)72 WILLIAM LEWIS an additional L500
To THOMAS JONES Esq., one of the clerks in the Navy Pay office the nephew of my
 old friend Dr. MORGAN L500 Consolidated Stock

I give to my godson JOHN BRIDGES LAUGHTON (son of my old friend GEORGE
LAUGHTON, late of the Island of Ceylon, but now residing at Fareham in
County of Hants) the sum of L500 consolidated stocks to my godson GEORGE
HEATHLEY (?) (son of JAMES HEATHLEY Surgeon) in the Ordinance Office L1OO

George's wife and her sisters, his sister and Miss HOLLEY and his nieces
and nephews were all to be residual legatees, should the legatees named
die. The money remaining to be shared equally. His signatures (7 pages!)
were witnessed by George Smith STAPLE Jnr. and his clerks - William HORELL
and Charles WRIGHT.

* (11) Jane DEACON bp 23.12.1734 will of 29.7.1778 d 1778 unmarried

Extracts from the Will of JANE DEACON [8] of Portsmouth, bp 23.12.1734 at St 
Thomas' Church) Portsmouth. Daughter of James DEACON and Elizabeth his wife.

I, Jane DEACON of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton but now being at
the Hotwells in the parish of Clifton in the County of Gloucester near the
City of Brstol : Spinster. being in an indifferent state of health of Body,
but through Jesus mercy of sound mind, memory and understanding and
considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof do
therefore, this 29th Day of July in the Year of Our Lord 1778, make and
ordain this to be my Last will and Testament in manner and form following:

I give to my sister [9] Ann DEACON all my wearing apparel, rings, jewels,
plate and china (Save only my Hair Locket set in gold) to hold for her own
proper benefit. And as to the Locket above excepted) I give to my niece [(10)3]
ELIZABETH DEACON, daughter of my brother [(10)] William DEACON for her own use and
benefit.

And all and singular my monies and securities for money and other Chattels
and Personal estate and effects still belonging to me at my decease, after
payment of just debts and funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my
will, I give and bequeath to my sister [7] ELIZABETH the wife of Weston VARLO
of Portsmouth Captain in the Royal Navy..."

After the decease of either of the sisters the survivor was to inherit,
when both had died their husbands were to share equally what was left.

P100 to [(10)1] James DEACON nephew, son of brother  [(10)] William

P1OO to niece [(10)3] Elizabeth dau. of William

 [7] Elizabeth and  [9] Ann her sisters were to be the executnxes

Signed Jane DEACON

Witnessed Peter RENGUDET M.D. Hot Well Bristol

John HUGHES Apothecary

16 October 1778 the Executrixes were duly sworn to administer.

* (12) Ann DEACON will 6.5.1780

Extracts from the Will of [9] ANN DEACON of Portsmouth written 6 May 1780. She
was baptised at St Thomas' Church, Portsmouth on 4 February 1728.

First I give and bequeath unto my nephew [(10)1] JAMES DEACON the son of my
brother [(10)] William my gold mourning ring bearing the name Jane DEACON.

To my niece [(10)9] ANN DEACON daughter of my brother [(10)] William my gold hair
locket. To my sister [7] ELIZABETH, wife of Captain Weston VARLO Royal Navy all
my lands, tenements, hereditaments and messuages of any kind whatsoever
lying and being in the Parish of Codshill and elsewhere in the Isle
of Wightand in the Parish of Portsea.

I give and bequeath all monies and securities of money to my brother
 [(10)] WILLIAM DEACON and my brother-in-law [7-sp] WESTON VARLO.

1OOP to my nephew (10)1 JAMES DEACON
1OOP to my niece (10)3 ELIZABETH DEACON 
200P to my niece (10)5 JANE DEACON 
200P to niece (10)7 ANN DEACON 
200P to nephew (10)5 WILLIAM DEACON 
50P to nephew (10)9 HENRY DEACON 
50P to niece (10)(10) MARY DEACON when they shall attain the age of 21 years.

Wearing apparel, plate) rings Linnen and China to my sister 7 Elizabeth and
appoint her executrix of this my Will.

signed Ann DEACON.
Witnessed Elizabeth EYER, Ann BARNEY, Stephen BARNEY

[4] Elizabeth VARLO duly sworn to administer 3 December 1781

* 0 of 2.1.3 Harrison DEACON will 25.9.1843 proved 15.3.1845

This is the last Will and Testament of me HARRISON DEACON of Southsea in
the County of Southampton Esquire. I give and devise unto my daughter
1 ELIZABETH BARNARD JONES, widow, and her heirs alt that my freehold
messuage V or dwelling house with the rights, members and appurtenances
thereto belonging situated at, lying or being Number 10 High Street1
Portsmouth in the County of Southampton and now in the occupation of
Colonel ARNOFT and also all that freehold messuage or dwelling house
adjoining thereto in the occupation of Mrs MARDON and also all that
freehold messuage or dwelling house in the occupation of Mrs MOSS situate
and being No.133 High Street in Portsmouth aforesaid to hold the same
respectively with their appurtenances unto the said 1 ELIZABETH BARNARD JONES
her heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said
1 ELIZABETH BARNARD JONES her heirs and assigns for ever. I give and devise
into my son 3 CHARLES EWENS DEAOON and his heirs all those my two freehold
messuages or dwelling houses situate respectively and being in the several
occupations of Mr IRWIN and Mr RICHARDS and numbered respectively 11 and
144 High Street in Portsmouth aforesaid together with my stables and coach
house adjoining and near to them part or side yard of the said dwelling
house in the occupation of Dr SNOW and which said stables and coach house
are now in the occupation of Mr HUGHES to hold the said messuages, dwelling
houses, stables and coach house with their and every of their rights,
members and appurtenances unto the said 3 CHARLES EWENS DEACON his heirs and
assigns to the only proper use and behood of the said 3 CHARLES EWENS DEACON
his heirs and assigns forever. I give and devise unto my son 5 FREDERICK
DEACON and his heirs ail those my other freehold messuages or dwelling
houses with the store adjoining situate in Barrack Street and Penny St in
Portsmouth aforesaid and now in the respective occupatons of Mr JEFFERYS, Mr
DOLLOR and Mr REES to hold the same with their and every of their rights
members and appurtenances unto the said 5 FREDERICK DEACON and his heirs and
assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said 5 FREDERICK DEACON his
heirs and assigns for ever I give and bequeath all my goods, chattels,
rights, credits and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever
after payment of my debts1 funeral and testamentary expenses unto and to be
equally divided my children 1 ELIZABETH BARNARD JONES, 3 CHARLES EWENS DEACON
and 5 FREDERICK DEACON for their own absolute use and benefit respectively
and I hereby nominate and appoint the said 1 ELIZABETH BARNARD JONES and
3 CHARLES EWENS DEACON Executrix and Executor of this my will and do hereby
revoke and make void all former will and codicils and all other
testamentary dispositons whatsoever by me at any time or times heretofore
made and declare this to be my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of September one
thousand eight hundred and forty three. HARRISON DEACON (L.S) Signed,
sealed published and declared by the said HARRISON DEACON the testator as
his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at
his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses.  WM THOMPSON, SUSAN GARNEN Proved at London 15th March
1845 before the Worshipful Frederick Thomas PRATT Doctor of Laws and
Surrogate by the oaths of 1 ELIZABETH BARNARD JONES, widow, the daughter and
3 CHARLES EWENS DEACON Esq the son the Executors to whom admon was granted
having been first sworn duly to administer. 

*1790/91 Elizabeth DEACON spinster? 1.5.1790 proved 23.6.1791
ex www.nationalarchives.gov.uk [The other DEACON wills there for Portsmouth are
included above.]
 Will of Elizabeth DEACON Widow (?!) of Portsmouth, Hampshire
 23 June 1791 PROB 11/1205 
JH sent me a photocopy of the original from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Typed by me

Is she related?? It names no chn or spouse but names
.my niece Mrs MARY SISSMORETH wife of JOHN SISSMORT of Withanrin?, co. of S'hn
.my niece Mrs ANN SHIVERD/THIVORD the wife of Mr FRANCIS SHIVERS of Weovill
 Brewhouse near Gosport, in the county of Southampton
.my niece Mrs Alice DEACON of Newport in the Isle of Wight
.my friend Mrs ELIZABETH PALMER of Portsmouth
.my friend Miss MARTHA ANN RAGGITT? of Portsmouth
.my servant MARY ISALTHER?
.my great-nephew Mr BROADFIELD SISSMORE of the city of London, merchant
.witnesses MARY HUDSON Sr, THOMAS SISSMORE, FRIETER? WELLIOTT of Portsmouth.

Property mentioned:
.dwelling situate in Crown? Row, Portsmouth
.my dwelling house in St Nicolas St, Portsmouth in the occupation of Mr BROWN.
              .......................................

I Elizabeth DEACON of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton being in
good health and of sound mind and understanding do make this my last
will and testament.

First and principally I recommend my soul to Almighty God hoping to
obtain pardon and forgiveness of all my sins through the - & - of my
blessed saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ.  I commit to the earth to
be devoutly buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named.

And my worldly estate I give and dispose of as followeth (that is to say)

I give & bequeath to my niece Mrs MARY SISSMORETH wife of JOHN
SISSMORT of Withanrin? in that county aforesaid - my large family
bible and my half-dozen mahogany chairs with worked seats
 
Also I give & bequeath to my niece Mrs ANN SHIVERD/THIVORD the wife of Mr
FRANCIS SHIVERS of Weovill Brewhouse near Gosport in the same county
my alarum clock and a mourning ring.

Also I give & bequeath to my niece Mrs Alice DEACON of Newport in the
Isle of Wight the sum of 2 guineas besides the three guineas I am
indebted to her

Also I give & bequeath to my to my friend Mrs ELIZABETH PALMER of Portsmouth
aforesaid a mourning ring.

Also I give & bequeath to my friend Miss MARTHA ANN RAGGITT? of
Portsmouth aforesaid a guinea to buy herself a mourning ring

Also I give & bequeath to my servant MARY ISALTHER? 1 guinea over and
besides such wages as may be due & owing to her at my decease provided
she shall be living with me as my servant at the time of my death

Also I give & bequeath to my great-nephew Mr BROADFIELD SISSMORE of
the city of London, merchant, all and every my household goods and
furniture plate linen and china together with the money I may have by
me at my decease had also all and every my bonds bills notes and
securities for money and all other personal estate & effects
whatsoever upon trust that he the said BROADFIELD SISSMORE his
executors admors or assigns do & shall as soon as conveniently may be
after my decease sell and dispose of such goods furniture and effects
and receive such debts as shall be due & owing unto me & to pay and
apply the money to arise from such sale and so to be received by him
with the monies that shall be by me at the time of my decease in
manner herein after directed

Also I give & bequeath to the said BROADFIELD SISSMORE & his heirs all
that my messuage tenement or dwelling situate in Crown? Row in
Portsmouth aforesaid now in my own occupation with the stables store
houses buildings yard and all that my other messuage tenement or
dwelling house with the appurt's situate in St Nicolas Street in
Portsmouth aforesaid now or late in the occupation of Mr BROWN upon
trust that he the said BROADFIELD SISSMORE do & shall as soon as
conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of the said 2
messuages hereditaments and premises for the best price or sum that
can be reasonably got for the same

And I direct the receipt or receipts of him my said trustee shall be a
good & sufficient discharge to the purchaser or purchasors of the?
said 2 messuages and premises, or either of them & that such purchaser
or purchasers shall not be obliged to see to or be accountable for the
application or applications of such purchase monies

And out of and with the monies to be received by him the said
BROADFIELD SISSMORE by sale of my said goods and effects by the monies
that may be by me at my decease and by sale of my said 2 messuages
hereditaments and premises to pay all my just debts funeral expenses,
probate of this my will and the legacies herin before given and bequeathed

And all the rest residue & remainder of such monies I give & bequeath
the same to him the said BROADFIELD SISSMORE to & for his own use and
benefit and make constitute & appoint term the said BROADFIELD
SISSMORE full & sole executor of this my will and I hereby revoke &
make void all former and other will and wills by me at any time
heretofore made and declare this to be my only last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed and set my hand and seal
this first day of May in the year of our Lord 1790 - The mark of
Elizabeth DEACON signed sealed published and declared by the said
ELIZABETH DEACON the testatrix as & for her last will and testament in
the presence of us who in her presence at her request & in the sight
of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses there unto MARY
HUDSON Sr, THOMAS SISSMORE, FRIETER? WELLIOTT of Portsmouth

This will was proved at London the 23rd day of June 1791 before the
worshipful JOHN NICOLL Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Hon Sir
WILLIAM WYMER Knight Doctor of Laws, Master keeper or Commissary of
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath
of BROADFIELD SISSMORE the sole executor named in the said will to
whom administration was granted of all and singular to goods chattels
and credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer

2. BEDFORD WILLS - re 4.1:

* Will 5.12.1809 of Love BEDFORD [nee WELLSTED] wife of 0 of 4.1, & codicils,
 proved at London 5.10.1821 ex www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk 

This is the last will & testament of me Love BEDFORD of Portsmouth in the Co 
of Southampton widow made whilst sain of sound & disposing - & memory & 
understanding whereas I commed my soul to almighty God & dispose of my worldly
 estate & I offer in x following(that is to say) send? & devise unto my dr 
Sarah [7 of 4.1] the wife of W'm DEACON Esq [(10)5 of 1.] one equal moety or 
half part of all and singular my freehold & household messuages hereditaments 
& estates whatsoever & wheresoever to hold the same into all to the lot of my 
said d'r Sarah DEACON her heirs executors admons & assigns absolutely forever 
or according to the different nature & quality of such estate 
  & I also give & devise unto Tristram HARPER of Gosport in the Co of South'n 
Surzoon the said W'm DEACON & John Sutton STUAGAR/SLINGER?? of Portsmouth 
aforesaid gentleman [BT: John Sutton Slinger was an Attorney-at-Law whom we 
have come across before.  In the old law hand in which the original wills were 
copied it always reads as SHUGAR but I have traced  him down to the same 
address each time  - 148, High Street, Portsmouth and he appears in the 
contemporary Law Lists] the other x moiety or half part of all & singular my 
said freehold 
& leasehold messuages lands tenements & deposits? to hold the same unto the 
said Tristram HARPER, W'm DEACON & John Sutton STUAGAR?? their heirs executors
 admons & assigns according to the different nature & quality of such estate, 
upon the hists? & for the x to & purposes following (that is to say) upon 
trust that they my said trustees of the survivors or survivor of them & heirs 
exec's adj's shall & so during that several minorities of my two (insert 
grand) children John BEDFORD & Love BEDFORD invest the rents & profits of the 
said last mentioned minority of my said freehold & leasehold estates from time
 to time as the same shall be by them or him in repair as well as all jormal? 
& x taxes & other x in some of the x or x of this x & so and shall from time 
to time add the interest to the principal money so to be invested x that the 
same may borrow? principal money & from an xx for the benefit & advantage of 
my said 2 grandchildren //
 John BEDFORD & Love BEDFORD & when the said John BEDFORD & Love BEDFORD shall
 have attained the age of 21 years upon trust to permit & suffer them to x the
 rents? & profits of my said freehold & leasehold estates for their own use 
during their respective natural lives as also the interest of what monies my 
said trustees may have accumulated as hereinbefore mentioned for their use 
share & share alike & in as either or both of them my said grandchildren shall
 happen to die leaving any child or ch'n lawfully begotten living at his her 
or their behest
  then I do give devise & bequeath the said moiety or half part of my said 
freehold & leasehold estates so given in trust as aforesaid together with the 
principal moieties so to be invested & accumulated as aforesaid unto such 
child or ch'n resp'ly & his her or their heirs exec'rs admons & assigns 
forever as tenants in common & not as joint tenants (that is to say) it is my 
will & meaning that such ch'n shall take x the share which his her or their 
parent would have been entitled to xxx the other of them my said gr'ch'n shall
 happen to survive? the lifetime of the other of them without leaving any x of
 his or her body, then the part or share of his or her xxx said moiety or half
 part of my said freehold & leasehold estates & the rents & profits thereof & 
the principal money so to be invested & accum'd as aforesaid shall so x & 
belong to the survivor of their & his or her lawful xxx manner as his or her 
or x share is hereinbefore x
  do give devise & bequeath the same to him or her or them x but in x both of 
them should my said grchn shall happen to die without having any lawful heir? 
of their or other of their bodies, then 
 I do give devise & bequeath the said moiety or half part of my said freehold 
& leasehold estates so given in trust for my said grchn, as aforesaid together
  with the principal money so to be invested & accumulated for their use as 
aforesaid unto my said d'r Sarah DEACON her heirs executors admons & assigns 
absolutely forever or according to the nature & quality of such estates & 
offerts
  I give devise & bequeath unto my son in law the said W'm DEACON all those 
several messuages hereditaments or dwellings hereinto with the wor[k]shop 
outhouses buildings esate? x & appurtenances unto belonging situate in Saint 
Thomas Street in Portsmouth aforesaid now in the occupation of Thomas WHITE & 
his undertenants which I hold jointly with the said W'm DEACON under a lease 
from the Revd Henry SIZEMORE vicar of Portsmouth [BT: We have met him too in 
previous wills and other papers] to hold the same unto and 
the said Wm DEACON his admons & assigns for & during all such term of years 
estate x title & interest as I shall have to come & therein at the time of my 
decease to & for his & their own use & benefit abs'lu 
  I give all my plate in manner following that is to say one equal moniety or 
half part thereof unto my said d'r Sarah DEACON to & for her own use & benefit
 & the residue thereof unto & x between my said grchn John BEDFORD & Love 
BEDFORD to be delivered to them at the age of 21 years
  & I request that my said d'r will take care of the same for them until that 
period 
  I give all my household goods linen & china unto the said Tristram HARPER, 
Wm DEACON & John Sutton SHUGAR, their exec's & admons upon trust to sell the 
same to & to devise & pay the monies arising therefrom in manner following 
(that is to say) one equal moiety or half part of such monies I do give unto 
my said dr Sarah DEACON & the other moiety or half part x my said trustees to 
place out on some Government security or add the same to the monies which may 
be then invested in the funds under //
  the trusts hereinbefore contained & to pay the interest thereof unto & 
equally between my 2 grchn John BEDFORD & Love BEDFORD during their respective
 natural lives & after their several deceases? to pay & divide the principal 
money to such & the same person or persons in such & the same manner & form as
 is hereinbefore mentioned of the rents & profits of the said last mentioned 
moiety or half part of my said freehold & leasehold estates as to be invested 
as aforesaid & as to for & x all the cost & residue of my goods chattels, 
ready money, money in the public funds & seniorities money & all other my p
ersonal estate whatsoever & wheresoever after payment of all my just debts & 
funeral & testamentary expenses 
  I give devise & bequeath the same as follows (that is to say) one equal 
moiety or half part thereof unto my said dr Sarah DEACON, her exec's admons & 
assigns to & for her & their own use & benefit abs'ly,
   & the other moiety or half part thereof I give unto my said trustees & I do
 x them to sell such part or parts thereof as may (insert not) x of monies or 
securities for moiety? & to place out the same on some Government security or 
add the same to the principal monies if any which may be then invested in the 
funds under this hereinbefore contained & to pay the interest thereof unto & 
equally between my said grchn John BEDFORD & Love BEDFORD during their 
respective natural lives & at their several deceases? to divide the principal 
money so as to be invested as aforesaid unto & equally between? with & the 
same person or persons in & the same manner as is hereinbefore described & of 
& x the rents & profits of the said last mentioned moiety of my said freehold 
& leasehold estates so to be invested as aforesaid  
   & as do appoint the said Wm DEACON & my said dr Sarah DEACON executor & 
executrix of this my will & guardians to my said grchn John BEDFORD & Love 
BEDFORD during their several? minorities provided always 
  & my wish is that my said trustees & the survivor or survivors of them his 
heirs exec'rs & admons shall & may apply all or any part of the dividends 
interest of & yearly? proved (insert: of the monies so to be invested as 
aforesaid or interest such div'd interest yearly provided) shall not be 
sufficient, then all or any part of the rents & profits of the said last 
mentioned  moiety or half part of my said freehold & leasehold estates so 
given in trust as aforesaid towards the maintenance education & xx in the 
world of these my said grchn resp'ly surviving their several minorities 
provided the annuity or yearly sum of 101P 4s to which they are now entitled 
under the will of my late husband, shall be insufficient to defray the 
expenses of the same & as the money so to be applied does not exceed the part 
or share of the said grchild for which the same shall be so applied provided 
also 
  & my will further is that it shall be lawful for my said trustees & the 
survivors or survivor of them his heirs exec's & assignors to sell & dispose 
of all or any part of the said moiety or half part of my said freehold & 
leasehold estates so given to them in trust as aforesaid & that the pruchase 
moiety thereof shall be invested in the public funds & the dividends or 
interest thereof shall be paid to the same person or persons in the same 
manner to all x & purposes as the rents & profits of the same estates are 
hereinbefore divided? to be invested & paid & that the receipt or r's of my 
said trustees or the surv's or surv'r of them his heirs ex's & admons for the 
purchase money of such part or parts of the said moiety of my said freehold & 
leasehold estates shall be full & sufficient discharge to the purchaser or 
pur'rs thereof for the payment of the same & that other purchaser or pur'rs 
shall not be //
  answerable aforesaid for the same or for any loss or misapplication or 
nonapplication thereof or be in any ways bound or concerned to attend to the 
applic'n thereof 
  & my further will is that they my said trustees & ex's shall not be charged 
or chargeable with or accountable for any more of the aforesaid trust estates 
monies & promises that they resp'ly shall actually receive? not with or for 
any loss which shall happen of the same estates monies & promises or an part 
thereof so as such loss happen without their wilful default nor amount of them
 for the others or other of them or for the x receipts or disbursements of 
the other or others of them but such of them only for his own x receipts or 
disbursements
  & also that it shall & may be lawful for them my said trustees & ex's & each
 & every of them their & x & every of their heirs ex's & admons in the 1st 
place by & out of the aforesaid respective trusts esates monies & promises to 
deduct & reimburse themselves & himself resp'ly all such loss costs charges 
damaged & expenses as they or any of them shall pay sustain or be put into for
 or by reason of the several trusts hereby in them reposed in relation to the 
same estates monies & promises resp'ly or the management or execution thereof 
or any other thing in anywise relating thereunto 
  in witness whereof I the said Love BEDFORD have to this my last will & 
testament contained in this & the 4 previous sheets of paper to the 4 1st 
sheets thereof set my hand & to this 5th & last my hand & seal this 5.12.1809
  L BEDFORD signed sealed published & x by the above named Love BEDFORD 
as & for her last will & testament in the presence of us who in her presence 
at her request & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as 
witnesses hereunto 
 Jn Chas WEBB, S STONE, Nathl BLISS

I Love BEDFORD so will & direct that my dr Sarah DEACON or her husband Wm 
DEACON shall select from my goods the mahogoney?/norosoarn? furniture beds & 
bedding for 2 bedrooms for her or their own use before my goods of my house 
are sold as directed by the last will & test't & instead of my x being sold 
as before mentioned in my will
  I do hereby direct that my dr Sarah DEACON shall take it for her own use
20.3.1813 - Love BEDFORD, witness John St BARBE of Blackheath

Love BEDFORD to reserve? of Wm DEACON
1/2 yearly interest   P33. 6.0
2/- in the pound added  3.12.0
                      P36.18.0
To receive every 12 July & every 12 January the half to be divided to John & 
Love BEDFORD
14.11.1816 - Love BEDFORD seriear? grandchildren

Proved at London with 2 codicils 5.10.1821 before the judge by Wm DEACON Esq 
one of the exec's to whom admon was granted being 1st sworn by x duly to 
administer power reserved to Sarah DEACON wife of the said Wm DEACON the dr 
the other ex'r when she shall apply for the same.

At the top & R margin of the last page is written another codicil?:
Declared personally by Henry DEACON of Portsmouth ... brewer & Charles CHILDS
of ... labouring .. that they knew & were well acquainted Love BEDFORD of 
Portsmouth aforesaid x deceased x for . 20 years before . & for the time of her
death which happened as they have been informed & believe in or about the 1st 
day of May 1819, & having often seen the said deceased write & write & 
subscribe her name they thereby are well acquainted with her manner & character
of handwriting & subscription & having now x & carefully perused & inspected
the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be & contain 2 .. in the last
will & testament of the said deceased, the 1st of the said codicils 
beginning thus: I Love BEDFORD x & direct ending thus 20.3.1813, & thus
subscribed Love BEDFORD [insert: said that the x & x Love BEDFORD] to receive
of Wm DEACON & the x dividend to John & Love BEDFORD in the other of the said
codicils & the subscription Love BEDFORD x grandchildren & the date 
"14.11.1816" Hicrets? & the alternation or interlineation appearing therein 
as also the respective subscriptions "Love BEDFORD" & "Love BEDFORD" thereto
are all of the proper handwriting & subscription of the said Love BEDFORD
deceased, Henry DEACON & Chas CHILDS. On 1.10.1821 the s'd Henry DEACON & 
Charles CHILDS were by virtue of the Codicil? hereunto annexed duly sworn to 
the truth of this affadavit before me
 - RH CUMJORD/CUMYNS? Com'r

Comment: this Henry DEACON brewer was her grandson (10)52, the son of 
Wm & Sarah, & my ancestor.

* Will of 3 of 4.1: 31.12.1796 Will of Cheesman Welstead BEDFORD, Gentleman of Portsmouth, proved at London 7.1.1800. This is the last will & testament of me Cheesman Welstead BEDFORD of Portsmouth in the Co. of Southampton, Hant? whereby I commend? my soul to God & dispose of all my worldly estate & effects in manner following, that is to say, all that my messuage tenament or dwellinghouse No. 27 with the outhouses and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate & being in WARBLINGTON not? in Portsmouth aforesaid & no in the occupation of unpilt? & family & also all this? my real estate whatsoever or wheresoever situated & bring . & . unto my new? wife Sally BEDFORD to hold to her my said wife Sally BEDFORD her heirs & assigns forever, all & singular my ready money, securities for money, .. & owing unto me, household goods, & further? of household plate linen china, wearing apparel of all sorts & all other my personal estate & effects whatsoever or wheresoever or of what fin? or nature ever? the sum of all or may no visit? at the time of my decease (after paymenet & satisfaction of all my just debts, funeral expenses & the charge of providing this my will) I give & bequeath unto my said wife Sally BEDFORD to hold to her my said wife Sally BEDFORD her exec'rs admin'rs & assigns forever & I do hereby nominate my said wife Sally BEDFORD sole executrix of this my last will & testament & lastly I do hereby revoke & make void all former & other wills & testaments by me at any time heretofore made on witness that this is my last will & testament I have hereunto set my hand & seal this [31.12.1796] - Cheesman Welstead BEDFORD signed sealed published & declared by the said Cheesman Welstead BEDFORD the testator as & for his last will & testament on the day of the date in the presence of us who in his presence in the presence of each other & at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto - John N?IGHT, Edward BINSTEAD, Thomas NIGHT This will was proved at London [7.1.1800] before the Rt Hon Sir Wm WYME, knight Dr of Laws, Master . or commissary of the PCC lawfully constituted by the oath of Sally BEDFORD widow the relict of the deceased & sole executrix named in the will to whom admin'n was granted of all & singular the goods chattels & . of the said deceased having been 1st sworn by commission only to adm.

3. William DEACON Mayor of Portsmouth 1685 and 1703
(Tentatively assigned as a brother of Geo. DEACON, Snr [1 of 1.3].)

William DEACON was Mayor 29.9.1685 and 29.9.1703.

4. George DEACON of Portsmouth, Alderman 1690-1700, Mayor ... From the Society Of Genealogists in London. The book, `Extracts from Portsmouth Borough Records', p14. Vij. die Augustij 1690 [ie 20th August?] Burgus de Portesmouth "Whereas this day at the Eleccon of Mr. Robert SHORTER and Mr. George DEACON to be two of the Aldermen of the said Burrough the question was put whether the Mayor for the time being hath two voates or a casting voice in the chooseing of an Alderman and it not appeareing any Mayor ever had two voates or a casting voice in the electing of an Alderman it was carried in the negative. And it is therefore hereby declared that the Mayor hath not and that none of his successors shall have two voates or a casting voice in the choice of an Alderman or in any other eleccon whatsoever for the future, except it be in the eleccon of a Mayor; Nicho : HEDGER Lewis BARTON John WHITE John BLOSE Geo. DEACON. Thos. BROUNCKER, Mayor, Jno. BLAKLEY, Jos. VOAKE, Robt. SHORTER George DEACON is noted as being an Alderman on 18.6.1691. 1.6.1692. 14.9.1693. 5.4.1694. 10.10.1694. and 3.9.1700. Dated 28.1.1695/6: an order by George DEACON, Esq., Mayor and Clerke of the markett and JP and Alderman of the sd.. Borrough: all vegetables,etc. be sold in the public market in the High Street and not anywhere else in town. A kalendar of the Sessions of Portsmouth 27.4.1693: The following were Bound to answer for Nuisances,etc. Henry BELFIELDE, Geo.DEACON gent, John HANAM, Jos. GRIGGE, James WOTTLE - A night out with the boys?

5. Burgess records 1704-1751 for Geo. Jnr, John, James & Wm DEACON -same source as 4. (A Burgess is what we would now call a Freeman of the town. -JH) Made Burgesses :- Geo. DEACON, Jnr. 18.9.1704. [11 of 1.3 b1683 so aged 21] John DEACON 18.3.1707/8 [12 of 1.3 b1686 so aged 21] James DEACON 11.10.1714 [14 of 1.3 and 0 of 1.2 b1691 so aged c23] William DEACON 18.5.1751 the son of the late Alderman DEACON. [our ancestor (10) of 1.2 1733-92 so aged c18]

6. William DEACON distiller of brandy etc 1705. [Was he the retired Mayor of 1.? It seems unlikely.] 24.7.1705: William DEACON paid P12.lOs.0d. to keepe a shoppe and therein to sell Brandy and other distilled liquors in such manner A Distiller who hath been an apprentice etc. Subject ut Supra.

7. 1794-1884 Entries in family bible of George LEWIS & his wife Jane nee DEACON [(10)7]. Extracts from the hand written notes in the LEWIS FAMILY BIBLE passed on by Dr VALERIE GLEADHILL of Northern Ireland, a descendant of WILLIAM [(10)] and ELIZABETH DEACON of Portsmouth. The pages are 6 1/2 inches by 8 inches. Copy of entries in Family Bible by GEORGE LEWIS (Capt R.E.) [m (10)7]; WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72]; GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and WILLIAM CUTHBERT LEWIS [(10)7223]. ## I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHO MAY WHICH ENTRIES BELOW! CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THE AUTHORS I'VE TENTATIVELY ASSIGNED? Lieut. GEORGE LEWIS [m (10)7] of the Royal Engineers, eldest son of Col. GEORGE LEWIS of the Royal Artillery married on August 10th 1794 JANE DEACON [(10)7] second daughter of WM. DEACON [(10)] Esq., of Portsmouth, Hants. Their son GEORGE CHARLES DEGAN LEWIS [(10)71] born May 20th 1795 at Gosport, Hants; baptised in June, inoculated Dec.' 95 [against smallpox?? -KW]. Their second son WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] born 15th February 1797 at the Cape of Good Hope - privately baptised at the house of Mrs MUNWICK (?) near Cape Town on the 17th April by the Rev. Mr DAVIES Chaplain to the Garrison. My dear beloved wife Jane [(10)7] was suddenly seized on the 20th March with dreadful delirium and fever, after struggling with a violent illness, which she bore with cheerfulness, she died in my arms on 3rd April 1797 at a quarter past five o'clock in the afternoon - she is interred at the Burial Ground near Capetown. My children have lost the fondest loving, best of Mothers and mine is the irreparable loss of the most tender, affectionate wife and of an inestimable woman on earth - My God preserve her and take her to regions of Eternal Bliss and after I have fulfilled my duty to my children may it so please Thee to call me to her whom my soul adores and there never to be separated. - GEORGE LEWIS #IS THIS ENTRY BY WL (10)72?: Our beloved uncle JAMES DEACON Esq. [b1786 so too young to be (12); assumed to be (10)1], departed this life on the the 18th December 1812 after a fit of Epilepsy which terminated in Apoplexy. #IS THIS ENTRY BY WL (10)72?: Our dear and lamented grandmother ELIZABETH DEACON relict of WILLIAM DEACON Esq.[(10)], died early on Thursday morning 15 March 1821 in her 85th year PAGES 3, 4, 5 are missing. CHARLES LEWIS COOTE [(10)7242] son of the above named CHARLES THOMAS COOTE and FRANCES SOPHIA [(10)724] his wife was born at Wurtzburg in Bavaria on 12th January 1854 and christened by the Revd. WILLIAM SHORT at St. George's Queen's Square Middlesex on the 21st of March 1854. Godfathers: ROBERT HESKETH and STUART SUTHERLAND Godmothers: (by proxy) FRANCES SOPHIA COOTE [his mr (10)724?] [It is not clear which child had these godparents there is often only one entry per page - I rather think it must have been this one though -BT] JANE ELIZABETH LEWIS [(10)721] daughter of WILLIAM [(10)72] and FRANCES LEWIS [his m2] married, at Northam Church, Herts on 22nd September 1858 by her brother the Rev. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722], the Rev. JOHN JACOB, Perpetual Curate of Horsingsham, Wilts. FRANCES LOUISA [(10)7221] daughter of GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and FRANCES MARY his [2nd] wife was born at Northam, Herts on 6th November 1858. FRANCES SARAH JACOB [(10)7211] daughter of JAMES JOHN JACOB and JANE ELIZABETH [(10)721] his wife was born at Horsingham Wilts lath October 1859 and baptised there 6th November 1859. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] educated at - Dr. PINKNEY's (?) East Sheen Eton Oriel College, Oxford there coxing University Fours for three years, Royal Thames Regatta and Henley Stewards Cup for two years Ordained by Bishop SOMNER of Winchester 1st Curacy Sundridge, Kent (Priest Rev. HENRY LINDSAY). The Reverend GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] son of WILLIAM [(10)72] and FRANCES LEWIS [his m1], married at Croydon, Surrey on 8th June 1848 by the Rev. HENRY LINDSAY - MARY REBECCA MADELINE SUTHERLAND [his m1] eldest daughter of JOHN WILLIAM SUTHERLAND Esq., of Birdhurst near Croydon, Surrey. MARY FRANCES LEWIS [(10)7222] daughter of GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] and M.B.M. his [1st] wife born at Sundridge , Kent on 24th April 1849 and christened there on 17th May 1849 by the Rev. HENRY LINDSAY. MARY REBECCA MADELINE LEWIS [1st] wife of GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] died at Hastings, Sussex (aged 23 ) on 17th November 1850. FRANCES SOPHIA LEWIS [(10)724] daughter of WILLIAM LEWIS married 1st October 1850 at St George's, Bloomsbury by Ven. WJP BRYMER, Archdeacon of Bath. - CHARLES THOMAS COOTE MA, MB, Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and Radcliffe Travelling Fellow. FANNY COOTE [(10)7241] daughter of CHARLES THOMAS COOTE and the above named FRANCES SOPHIA [(10)724] his wife was born at Vienna in Austria on 24th March 1852 and christened at The British Embassy there on May 2nd 1852 by the Hon. and Revd. E. HANBURY-TRACY, Chaplain to the Embassy, in the presence of her parents and Mrs JAGER as proxy for JANE LIVIE one of the god-mothers. Miss GUNESCH daughter of the Lutheran clergyman, for JANE LEWIS [(10)721], the other godmother and Professor SIGMUND M.D., for HOLMES COOTE the godfather, and also THERESA GLATTAUR the midwife. Rev. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] Curate-in-Charge of Chessington [see letters from W.B. TRIPP to his son in 1917] under the Rev N CHETWYND-STAPLETON, Rector of Maiden, Surrey. The above named Rev. GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] married 2ndly at Epsom on 3Oth November 1852 FRANCES MARY daughter of the late Rev. ROBERT CUTHBERT HESKETH. WILLIAM CUTHBERT LEWIS [(10)7223] son of the above named GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS and FRANCES MARY his wife was born at Chessington Surrey on 4th December 1853 and christened by his father in the school room there (the church being under repair) on 8th January 1854 WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] of the Middle Temple, Solicitor married [1stly] 8th August 1821 FRANCES only daughter of RICHARD ATTWOOD of The Close, Salisbury. 1. Their daughter JANE ELIZABETH LEWIS [(10)721] born at Salisbury 1st July 1822, privately baptised 7th July by the Rev Mr GREENLY at the House of Mr RICHARD ATTWOOD in The Close, Salisbury - vaccinated 9th September 1822. Christened by the Rev Mr GREENLY at Salisbury Cathedral 28th October 1823. 2. Their son GEORGE BRIDGES LEWIS [(10)722] born at Salisbury 5th March 1824 privately baptised 14th March by the Rev. Mr GREENLY at the house of Mr RICHARD ATTWOOD in The Close Salibury - vaccinated 8th may 1824 Christened by the Rev. Dr. TRENCHARD at 49 Bedford Row, London 12th June 1824. 3. Their daughter ANN LETITIA LEWIS [(10)723] born in Bedford Row 21st August 1825, baptised at St. Andrew's Holborn on 16th September 1825 by the Rev. Mr. BLACK - vaccinated December 1825 - this sweet babe died 1st February 1826 after a few days illness occasioned by cold and terminating in Inflammation, her remains were interred at Chiselhurst, Kent on 6th February 1826. 4. Their daughter FRANCES SOPHIA LEWIS [(10)724] born in Bedford Row 10th January 1827, privately baptised in Bedford Row on ZOth February by the Rev. Mr BLACK. Christened at Chiselhurst by the Rev. Mr LAWSON on 28th July. 5. and 6. Their daughter ANN LEWIS [(10)725] born at Chiselhurst at 8 a.m. and their daughter LETITIA [(10)726] at 815 a.m. on 27th the September 1828. They were privately baptised at Chislehurst by the Rev. Mr. DAWSON [or LAWSON?] on the 27th October 1828. Letitia died of an inflammatory complaint on 4th and was buried at Chiselhurst on the lath February 1829. # Written by WL (10)72: FRANCES the affectionate and beloved wife of WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] died on 24th July 1829 at 40, Bedford Row after only a few days illness aged 34. Her amiable endearing manner and unceasing solicitude to promote the comfort and happiness of myself and our dear children, so long as I exist shall be borne in grateful remembrance, the last remains of my dear lamented wife are deposited in the Chiselhurst Churchyard near to those of the departed children. ANNE [(10)725] died at her dear Aunt BRIDGES at Greenwich on the 18th and was buried at Chiselhurst on the 24th February 1830. [Aunt BRIDGES was the wife of Maj. Gen GEORGE BRIDGES R.E., she was the sister of ELIZABETH TRIPP and JANE LEWIS and had no children of her own. -BT] JANE ELIZABETH [(10)721], GEORGE BRIDGES [(10)722] and FRANCES SOPHIA [(10)724] were vaccinated a second time 24th June 1835. WILLIAM LEWIS [(10)72] married [2ndly] at Charlton Mackrill, Somerset on the lath August 1832 ANNE eldest daughter of TITUS LIVIE Esq., formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

8. 12.1.1807 swearing in as a JP (10)5 William DEACON ex HRO via BT or JH Hampshire Record Office Q27/3/131 Copyright Reserved, scanned with permission.

Here is the document swearing him in, less his signature at bottom. 44kb

Here is the bottom of same showing his signature 4kb



This is a printed form with words in brackets [  ] written in by hand.

SOUTHAMPTON, TO WIT.
At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, 
holden at the Castle of WINCHESTER, in &  for the  said County of SOUTHAMPTON,
on Monday in the first Week after the [Epiphany] to wit, the [12th] day of
[January] in the [47th] Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord	[George] the
[Third] by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
King, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight 
Hundred	and [seven] before [Lovelace Bigg Withers, Edward Rushworth Esquires]
and others their Justices of our said Lord the King, assigned to keep the Peace
of our said Lord the King in the County aforesaid; and also to hear and 
determinne divers Felonies, Trespasses, and other Misdeeds committed in the 
same County.

[I William DEACON Esquire] one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the
County of Southampton, did, pursuant to the Statute in that case made and
provided, take and subscribe the Oath following.

I, [William DEACON Esquire] do swear that I truly and bona fide have such an 
Estate in Law or Equity, to and for my own Use and Benefit, consisting of
[Divers Freehold Messuages and Houses] as doth qualify me to act as a Justice 
of the Peace for the County of Southampton, according to the true lntent and 
Meaning of an Act of Parliament made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His
Majesty King George the Second, intituled "An Act to amend and render more 
effectual an Act passed in the 5th Year of His present Majesty's Reighn,
intituled, An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace; and
that the same [Messuages and Houses are] lying or being, or issuing out of 
Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, being within the Parish, Township, or 
Precinct of  [Portsmouth] in the County of Southampton.
 [(signed) Wm DEACON]
Sworn in open Court.

9. CHANCERY PROCEEDINGS 1819?-1842 re the brewery of (10)5 William DEACON


SOURCE 4 pages from JH, the 1st 3 in one hand & the 4th in different writing:

p1 Reference C33/69, Public Record Office 19.2.1822
p2 815 written in large in upper right
p3 Reference C33/743, Public Record Office 3.12?.1826 7.8.1826
p4 Reference C33/911, Public Record Office 7.3.1842

PARTIES REFERRED TO:

(10)1-sp Cath'e DEACON d by 1822 widow plaintiff
(10)11 Rev. James Williamson DEACON plaintiff m Georgiana 
(10)111 James Williamson DEACON the younger

(10)5 Wm DEACON                 Defendant, Mr SHADWELL his council
 ** [This must be (10)5 as the defendant was alive in 1822 & (10) died in 1816!]
(10)5-sp Sarah DEACON           Defendant

Sophia GARDENER              Defendant
Joseph SMITH                 Defendant

H(enr)y Terace DEACON, [** WHO IS HE??]
(10)52? Henry DEACON a manager & receiver 
(10)113 Sophia Georgiana DEACON & (10)114 Frances Emily DEACON infants
by the s(ai)d (10)11 Ja's Williamson DEACON their fa(the)r & next friend
                                                         Plts (plaintiffs)
Thomas ROSE a manager & receiverof the brewery
James CULL one of the managers

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A TENTATIVE RECONSTRUCTION OF FAMILY MENTIONED:

(10)1 James DEACON m at St Thomas, Portsmouth  sp-Catherine POPIER/PAPIER 
(10)11 James Wilkinson DEACON (bp 22.1.1802 St Thomas,Portsmouth)
 If this was a teenage baptism, this could be
?(10)11 Rev. James Williamson DEACON
m 14.2.1810 at St Thomas, Portsmouth sp-Georgina/Georgiana SMITH 
 James Williams DEACON m Georgina SMITH: 14 Feb 1810 Saint Thomas 
?(10)111 James Williamson DEACON the younger
?(10)112 Sophia Georgiana DEACON infant in 1826
?(10)113 Frances Emily DEACON infant in 1826


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Tues'y 19.2.1822

Cath'e DEACON w'o (widow) since dec(ease)d, 
James Williamson DEACON x                 Plts (plaintiffs)
Wm DEACON x                               Def(endan)ts 
& between Ja's Williamson DEACON          Plt (plaintiff)
William DEACON x                          Def(endan)ts 
          ** [This must be (10)5 as (10) died in 1816!]
By orig'l & am'd Bills & Bill of rer'a & supp't 
& bet(wee)n the sd Ja's Williamson DEACON Plt (plaintiff)
& the sd Wm DEACON                        Def(endan)t
By original & amended Bill

Upon Motion this day made unto this Court? by Mr PEPYS of council for the plts
in both causes all the Def(endant)s except the Deft Wm DEACON & producing an
agreement bearing date the 16.2. instant signed by William DEACON & James
Williamson DEACON in the presence of council SHADSWELL at GRAY's Inn. 
Ths SMITH of John Street, Bedford now which is in the words following 
proposals are mutually agreed on between the parties viz 

1st that the plt. the Rev'd James Williamson DEACON shall have secured to him 
by a mortgage on the entirety of the amount of the arrears which shall be due 
at the time of complete this arrangement pay x at 5P per cent

 2ndly that the Management of the est(ablishment) shall continue as it now is 
with a right on part of the annuit's to appoint a pson on their behalf in the
management of the annuitants? to appoint a person on their behalf .. until 
their response x on the st'r shall be paid x & be melepene't of the interest 
either of the principals in the suit?

3rdly that the portions? resply? shall be paid share & share alike til each has
received P1040 per annum & any redundancy of profits from one Moiety shall be 
ap.. paid the liquida(tio)n of any future arrears or of the principal to be
secured by the said mortgage at the option of the pet(ioner) 

4thly that Mr CULL shall be entitled to P5 % on the receipts up to the
29th of last September c to 2/2 per co'l since that period

5thly that the expenses of the suit? shall be discharged including Mr CULL's
travelling expenses & a like sum to Mr Wm DEACON by a loan on the property x
any more eligible way

6thly that as long as Mr Wm DEACON shall continue to occupy the dwelling
house he shall pay such annual rent for the same as shall be decided by the
referees x whom the Exership Accounts shall be ref'd from the date of the Deed
of the arrangement That salary of Mr Hy DEACON shall be P150 per annum until
the annuit's shall have rec'd P1040 such he shall be entitled to P200 per
annum The Exprship accounts shall be submitted to the x of 2 all interested
persons as arbitrers are to be made by the plt & the dr by the Defendant
with x a 3rd & if such persons shall not be agreed concerning any particular
point or quest the same shall ref'd either to same eminent? Chancery C'l or
or x as the case may require & that the decision of such les'l or x person
shall be final, all books & Vouchers relative is the Exorship account be
produced in as full a way & under the same obligations as would have been
enforced by the x & the balees of such Exarship accots shall be paid or
carried to the credit of such person as the x shall appear to be due to
It was therefore prayed that the agreement bearing date the 16th day of Feb.
instant made between & signed by the above named plt James Williamson DEACON
of the x & the above named Defendant Wm DEACON of the 2nd part may be anade an
order of this Court & that the said Ja's Williamson DEACON may have secured to
him by a mortgage on the entirety of the establishment/estate & p.. in the
pleadings named & the rents & profits of P5 % per annum such interest to be 
paid by the Manager or Managers of the trades & businesses in the pleadings
mentioned out of the rents & profits the.. that the management of the est' &
of the said trades & businesses may continue as the x are with a right on the
part of the plt James Williamson DEACON to appoint a person on his behalf
the management of the said trades & businesses in case of the death or
resignation of Mr CULL one of the present managers thereof until the xx
& the services? thereof Est't may be paid or satisfied & that the
same may be independent of the interference of al..
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Page 2: 815 in upper right

James Williamson DEACON, the sd Wm DEACON & that the said Jas Williamson DEACON
& Wm DEACON respectively may be paid share & share alike from 24.1.1819
until each of them has received P1040 per annum & that any redundancy of
profits from one Moiety of the said trades or businesses may be applied
towards teh liquidation of any future arrears or of the prim'l money to be
secured by the ap'e mortgage at the option of the said plaintiff James
Williamson DEACON & that the said James CULL one of the present managers of
the said trades & businesses, may be entitled to P5 % on the receipt
thereof up to the 29.9. last & to 2.5 % on such receipts since that period 

& that the expenses of these suits might be discharged including the 
travelling expenses of the said James CULL & the said Wm DEACON such costs & 
travelling expenses respectively to be raised by a loan on the property or in 
any or more eligible way & that as long as the said Wm DEACON may continue to 
occupy the dwellinghouse at Portsmouth he may pay such annual rent for the same
as may be decided on by the referees to whom the Exership accounts may be ref'd
such rent to commence from the date of this order.

& that the salary of Mr Henry DEACON one of the managers of the said trades &
busines may be P150 per annum until the said James Wm DEACON shall have
received P1040 per annum after such he may be entitiled to P200 per annum &
that the exership accounts in the last merit' because may be submitted to
the examin'n  of 2 disinterested persons as arbitrors 1 to be named by the
said Jas Williamson DEACON & the other by the said Defendant with lib'y? for
such arbitrators to choose a 3rd if such persons shall not be agreed
concerning any part or point or question that the same may be rep'd either
to same eminent Chancery Court? or other person as the 2 referees may appoint

& that the decision of such co'l or other person may be final & that all
books & vouchers relative to the exa'ship accounts may be produced in as
full a way under the same obligation as would have been enforced by this
court either the balances of such Exorship Accounts may be paid or urr & to use
the grant of such person as the same shall appear to be due to

Whereupon & upon hearing Mr SHADWELL of Council for the Defendant Wm DEACON
who consented thereto & the said agreement received

This court doth order that the agreement bearing date 16.2 instant made
between & signed by the above named plaintiff James Williamson of the 1 part
& the defendant Wm DEACON of the other part, be made an order of this court & 
be slo.ed perfaning & exull part'e thereto deciding to the Tenor & true
meaning thereof & it is ordered that the plaintiff James Williamson DEACON
have secured to him by a mortgage on a sufficient part of the entirety of the 
establishment & premises in the pleadings named & the rents & profits
thereof the amount of the arrears of the - arrears of the annuities now due
to him with interest thereon at the rate of P5 per cent  per annum such
interest to be paid by the manager or mangers of the trades & businesses in
the pleadings mentioned out of the rents profits thereof 

& it is ordered
that the management of the establishment of the trades & businesses continue
as they now are with a rigt on the part of the said James Wm DEACON to
appoint a person on his behalf in the management of the said ades our I
businesses in case of the death or resignation of Mr James CULL one of the
present managers thereof until the respective arrears & the arrears thereof
on the said Est't shall be paid or satisfied & it is ordered that the same be
independent? of the interferance of the either of the said James Williamson
DEACON or the said William DEACON 

& it is ordered that the rents profits &
produce of the said est' trades & businesses be divided between & paid to the
said Jas Wiliamson DEACON, Sophia GARDINER & Wm DEACON resp'ty until the
said James Wm DEACON shall have thereon received P1000 per annum the sd Sophie
GARDNER P40 per annum & the said William DEACON P1040 per annum, 

& it is ordered that any redundancy x from one moiety of the said est't &
businesses be applied towards the liqidation of any future arrears or of the
prin'l money to be secured by the ap'c mortgage at the option of the sGet
James Williamson DEACON 

& it is ordered that the said James CULL one of the
present managers of the said trades & business be entitled to P5  per cent
on the receipts thereof up to 29.9 last & to 2.5% on such receipts since that
period & it is ordered that the expenses of these suits be discharged
including the travelling expenses of the said James CULL & the said Wm
DEACON such costs & travelling expenses resp'ly to be raised by a loan on
the property at in any or more eligible way & that as long as the said
William DEACON shall continue to occupy the dwellinghouse at Portsmouth it is
ordered tat he do pay such annual rent for the same as may be decided on by
the referees to whom the Exarship accounts hereinafter mentioned may be
ref'd such rent to commence from the date of this order 

& it is ordered that the salary of Mr Henry DEACON one of the managers of the 
said Trades & Bsinesses be P150 pa until the said James Williamson DEACON shall
have received P1000 pa after which the said Hy DEACON is to be entitled to 
P2000 pa 

& it is ordered that the Exership accounts in the said last mentioned case be
submitted to the Exeman of 2 disinterested persons as arbitrers are to be
named by the said James Williamson DEACON & the said Defendant William DEACON
with libr for such arbitrars  to choose a 3rd if such persons shall not be 
agreed concerning any part or point or question it is ordered that the same may
be referred either to same eminent Chancery Council or other person as the said
referees shall appoint & the decision of such council or other person is to be 
final & it is ordered that all books & vouchers relative to the exa'ship 
accounts be produced in as full a way & under the same obligation as would have
been enforced by this court & it is ordered that the balance of such Exorship 
Accounts be paid or x to the credit of such person as the same shall appear to 
be due to.

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Mon'y 7.8.1826

Cath'e DEACON since deceased, 
James Williamson DEACON & Georgiana DEACON his wife & 
James Williamson DEACON the yo(unge)r,
H(enr)y Terace? DEACON, 
Sophia Georgiana DEACON & Frances Emily DEACON infants
by the s(ai)d Ja(me)s Williamson DEACON their fa(the)r & next friend
                                                         Plts (plaintiffs)

Wm DEACON, 
Sophia GARDINER & Joseph SMITH                           Def(endan)ts
& betw'n the s'd James Williamson DEACON & Georgiana DEACON his wife 
& the s'd James Williamson DEACON the y'r, Hy Terace DEACON, 
Sophia Georg'a DEACON & Fra's Emily DEACON.              Plts (plaintiffs)
The s'd Wm DEACON & Sophia GARDENER                      Def(endan)ts 
By orig'l & amended Bills & Bill of Revrvd

Whereas the Def't Wm DEACON did on the 11.11?.1825 prefer his
pet(ition) unto the Right Hon'ble the Lord High Chan'r of Gt Britain
pray'g that Ja(me)s CULL & Hy DEACON the receivers/exec's? appointed
in this cause might be ord'd to pay to the Pet(ioner)s/plaintiffs? the
rents which they have received in respect of the premises the
tenements/mentioned? belonging to the petioners & also a..
proportionable part viz 1/18th p't to be asce.. of x under the
de(cisi?)on of this c(our)t & also that arrears of land tax which have
accrued since then possession of the premises in respect of the
purchased the Land tax which was purchased by & belongs to the
Pet(ioner)s & that the said Receivers might be ord(ere)d to give up
. to the Pet(ioner)s the said premises & that they might be ordered to
continue to pay to the petioners such proportion or 1/18 part the rent
& land tax for the time to come & that whatever sums might so pay
might be allowed them in x their accounts whereupon all parties
concerned were allowed? his Lordship on the mre? of ther'd
Petioners. Council for the said? petitioners this day xx upon hear'g
these petioners read & what was alleged by their x for the Petioners
for the said parties this Court doth dismiss their petition.

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Page 4 (in another handwriting): Monday 7.3.1842

x Catherine DEACON since deceased,
The Revd James Williamson DEACON clerk & Georgina his wife 
& James Williamson DEACON the younger, 
Henry Terance? DEACON,
Sophia Georgiana DEACON &
Frances Emily DEACON
by the said Revd James Williamson DEACON father & next friend     Plaintiffs

William DEACON, Sophia GARDNER & Joseph x                         Defendants

Between the said Revd James Williamson DEACON & Georgiana his wife & others 
                                                                Plaintiffs
& the said William DEACON & Sophia x                           Defendants

Between the said James Williamson DEACON & Georgiana his wife & others 
                                                                Plaintiffs
Sarah DEACON & Sophia GARDENER                                  Defendants

Whereas Mr RICHARDS of council for the plaintiffs this day moved & offered
divers reasons unto this court that the Masters Report dated 22.2.1842 in
these causes might be confirmed & that Thomas ROSE & Henry DEACON the joint
receivers & managers of the Brewery & Estates in the pleadings of these
causes mentioned might be ordred to accept the sum of money in the said
Report mentioned in discharge of the debt due from Edward STOCKMAN to the
said brewery & to do all necessary acts for completing the compromise in
the said report mentioned & for carrying the same into full & complete exeon
& that the money to be derived from the said compromise might be paid over
by the said receiver & managers to the plaintiff
 [END OF 2 COLUMN FORMAT]

James Williamson DEACON  & the said Sarah DEACON in equal moieties x & upon
hearing the said Masters Report & an affidavit of service of notice of this 
x day of .2.1842 be confirmed & it is ordered that Thomas ROSE & Henry DEACON?
the joint receivers & managers of the brewery & estates in the pleadings of
these x mentioned do accept the sum of money in the said report mentioned in
discharge of debt due from Edward STOCKMAN to the said brewery & do all
necessary acts completing the compromise in the said report mentioned & for
carrying the same into comple exeon & it is ordered that the money to be
derived from the compromise be paid over by the said receivers & managers to
the plaintiff James Williamson DEACON & the said Sarah DEACON in equal
moieties & to be allowed the same in passing accounts before the Master.

10. 1825 PETITION TO PARLIAMENT by (10)5 William DEACON ex HRO via JH

Hampshire Record Office 44M69/G2/465 44M69/G2/463 44M69/G2/467/3
Copyright Reserved, scanned with permission.

Here is the 1st part of 44M69/G2/465 dated 4.3.1825 less 1st & last lines.

Here is the 2nd part of 44M69/G2/465 dated 4.3.1825 less last line.


Here is the 1st part of 44M69/G2/463 dated 7.3.1825. 3 kb
Here is the 2nd part of 44M69/G2/463 dated 7.3.1825. 
Note the wax seal on the edge. 17 kb 

Here is 44M69/G2/467/3 dated 17.3.1825. 4 kb
The following 4 transcriptions are courtesy of Jean HANNAH.

Hampshire Record Office Ref No, 44M69/G2/465

Portsmouth 4 March 1825

Sir

Considerable injury having been sustained by the Salt Water escaping
from the Portsmouth Canal into the lands, wells, springs and Cellars of
the inhabitants of the Island of Portsea, a Committee was appointed
in pursuance of public notice to obtain (from the Proprietors of the
Canal) some redress and application has accordingly been made to them
upon the subject, but which has (I regret to say) becn unattended with
any benefit to the injured panics, arising from the declared inability
of the managing Committee of the Canal to meet the expenses of the
damages incurred - And as an amended Bill giving further power to the
Canal Company is now in progress before the Honble House of Commons,
resolutions been yesterday entered into the following Effect.

That a petition be presented to the Honble the House of Commons,
praying that proper provision for the relief of the owners of Property
in the Parish of Oortsea, may be introduced into the Bill pending in
Parliament for granting further Powers to the Canal Company.

That the Members of the County and for the Borough of Portsmouth be
requested to support the prays of the said Petition. -

That the Chairman be requested to carry the last resolution into effect.

					Wm. DEACON in the Chair.

I am therefore authorised to acquaint you that it is the object of the
Committee to present petitions the Honble House of Connnons, and to
follow thereby an attempt to introduce into the said Bill, certain
Clauses in order to insure to those who have been such extensive
sufferers, some Compensation Icr the past, as well as a reasonable
security for the future, neither of which can be effected by the
provisions of the present Bill -

Allow me therefore in behalf of the Committee and of the numerous
proprietors of property, who have thus been seriously injured, most
respectfully and earnestly to solicit the support of yourself and
friends, towards the attainment of these necessary act of self defence -

I have the Honor to be, etc.

The petitions will be ready in a few days which I shall have the honor of 
forwarding to you.

To G.P. JERVOISE, Esq. M.P.
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Hampshire Records Office Ref No. 44M69/G2/465

From G.P. JERVOISE to William DEACON

Sir
I have received to-day your Letter appraizing me of your intention to
forward to me in a few days a Petition to the House of Commons praying
that proper Provisions for the relief of the Owners of Property in the
Parish of Portsea may be introduced into the Bill now pending in
Parliament for granting further Provisions to the Portsmouth Canal
Company and trust? will not the session? prescient? to find me in
possession of the Petition by Tuesday Morning, as I have an engagement
from London for the middle of next week but shall return hither on the
14th after which day prior to Welneaday next I shall be ready to
comply with the Desire of the Committee at which you presided as
Chairman to present the aforesaid Petition and support the prayer
thereof.

I am, Sir, etc. G.P. JERVOISE
48 Dover Street.
March 5 1825.	(A true copy G.P.J.)
William DEACON Esquire
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Hampshire Records Office Ref No 44M69/92/463
				Portsmouth 7 March 1824 (should be 1825 -JH)
Sir
		
I am obliged by your early attention to my letter and have reason for
thinking it will not be possible to transmit the Petition to you
previous to your leaving London. -

Should they be placed in the hands of your colleague during your
absence I trust on your return we shall have the honor of your support
in favour of the clauses we propose offering to the the consideration
of the Committee.

I have the honor to be Sir, etc
			    		Wm. DEACON
G.P. JERVOISE M.P.
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Hampshire Records Office. Ref No 44M69/92/467/3
				 		Portsmouth 17th March 1825
Sir
		
I have this day seen your Letter to Mr HOWARD and am obliged by your
attentions to the business which I had the honor to address you

The Petitions have been for some days past ready, but I wished them to
be accompanied by the Clauses it is hoped may be introduced into the
amended Council Bill - The preparation of these was consigned to Mr
HOWARD who was obliged to leave Portsmouth early in the week and is not
yet returned - Mr. POULDEN? will if possible endeavour to write a fair
copy from Mr HOWARDS Notes which I still hope to be able to send to
your care with the Petitions by this Nights Mail, but if that is
impossible they shall certainly be with you in time to present them to
the Committee which it is suppose will meet on Monday.

At all events I have to request you will present the Petitions to the
House to-morrow and with my best thanks for the offer of your services
in this case, I am Sir,
		Your most obedient humble servant
			  Wm DEACON

to G.P. JERVOISE M.P.

PS The Petitions are directed to you at the House of Commons the
Clauses shall be sent tomorrow Nights Mail.

11. 1842-1855 BANK RECORDS re (10)52 Henry DEACON (1796-1856) ex JH National Westminster Bank, Group Archives, 41 Lothbury, London EC2P 2BP. 2 August 1993 Mrs J. HENNAH, 27 Felstead Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 9AA Dear Mrs HENNAH, Thank you for your letter of 28 July concerning Henry DEACON. The National Provincial Directors' minutes of 26.7.1842: "resolved that Mr DEACON off Portsmouth be appointed to the management of the branch there at a salary of 200 pounds per annum, security to be found for 3000 pounds." Mr DEACONs mother provided that security (Directors' committee minutes 4.8.1842). Portsmouth branch was closed in 1853 because of lack of business, and Mr DEACON was appointed Manager of Portsea Branch (Directors' minutes 29.11.1853). Two years later an Inspector's report on Portsea Branch uncovered "various objectionable and irregular transactions". A committee was formed to hear Mr DEACON's response (Directors' minutes 17.7.1855). The nature of these irregularities is unclear, but they led to the resignation of Mr DEACON. He was however appointed a local director of Portsea Branch for a year on a salary of 100 pounds (Directors minute 31.7.1855). I hope this is of interest Yours sincerely Fiona MACCOLL, Group Archivist ------------------------- (The minutes follow.) Thursday 4.8.1842 at the meeting of a committee of directors, National Provincial Bank of England No 112 Bishopsgate Street. Present I MELVILLE Esq in the chair, H TWISS Esq, J. NICHOLSON Esq, R BELL Esq, H. WEYMOUTH Esq,A HILL Esq, A PAULL Esq, IG DUFF Esq, H CRUICKSHANK Esq, WH SHARPE Esq. The minutes of committee of yesterday were read. Letters were read from Henry DEACON and EE ATKINSON proposing surety and a report on the same ... The letter was read from Mr DEACON of Portsmouth proposing his mother is surety in 3000 pounds, Duties as manager; a letter was also read by Mr ATKINSON reporting as to Mrs DEACON's .. & it was ordered that Mrs DEACON's security be provided her interest in the property ... by Mr ATKINSON be ascertained to be absolute .. --------------- Tuesday 29.11.1853 At a meeting of a Court of Directors of the National Provincial Bank of England No 112 Bishopsgate Street, Present Sir MR CAMPBELL chairman, Robert BAILEY, Lord E BUNCE,. Kingston Esq, I NICHOLSON Esq, WJ MAXWELL Esq, IA MOORE Esq, I WILSON Esq, E STEWART Esq, I LANE? Esq, CH ELLIS Esquire. ... A letter was read from Mr ATKINSON, General Inspector, reporting as to the population of Landport & the extent and character of the business likely to be transacted there and recommends that an agency should be immediately opened as Landport. Also advising that the branch at Portsmouth should be withdrawn and that the services of Mr DEACON the manager there should be transferred to Portsea. And the court having taken Mr ATKINSON's letter into consideration it was resolved that the branch at Portsmouth be closed and that a sub branch to Portsea be opened at Landport and that instructions be given to Mr ATKINSON to carry these measures into effect immediately ... ------------------- 17.7.1855 ... The general manager having reported that Mr DEACON manager at Portsea was in attendance pursuant to the order of the board Resolved that CH ELLIS Esq, Major MOORE and Mr KINGSTON Esquire be a committee to hear Mr DEACON's explanation with respect to various objectionable and irregular transactions reported upon by the Inspector. G. F. WILSON ------------------- Tuesday 31 July 1855 At a meeting of a Court of Directors of National Provincial Bank of England, No. 712 Bishopsgate Street Present CH ELLIS Esq Chairman, ... ... The court took into consideration the circumstances which attended Mr DEACON's resignation as manager of the Portsea branch and a wish which he expressed to the committee deputed by the court of the 17th instant to receive his explanation as to various accounts at the branch. And it was resolved that Mr DEACON's salary as manager be paid up to the 30th of September next. Also the he be appointed Local Director of the Portsea Branch for one year at a salary of 10 pounds per annum commencing 1st October next.

12. COAT OF ARMS ON BOOKPLATE OF (10)52 Henry DEACON (1796-1856)

A horse head above a shield with 4 standing lions; below
Act nunquam tentes aut perfice, 
Henry DEACON 

JH: This is a copy of a Book Plate in Henry DEACON's bible.
There were no written entries in the bible.

13. 1842-1846 Oriel College records for George Bridges LEWIS [(10)722] from the Archivist for Oriel College, Oxford 1.2.2005 to BT: Although 110 photographs of Oriel College Boat Club survive before 1897, the College Archives does hold a volume labelled 'OCBC Accounts' 1850 to 1871. At the front of this is a section of information "copied from the former account book" covering 1842 to 1849. It mentions GEORGE LEWIS 4 times: 1842 In this year Oriel was head of the river. The Silver Oars were won by Mr G HUGHES and Mr WILBERFORCE, Mr LEWIS being the coxswain. 1843 The Oriel boat was second on the river. Mr LEWIS, Coxswain Lewis being their 1843 Michaelmas term In this term the Oriel four won the cup, beating 6 boats. Mr GB LEWIS, Coxswain 1844 Lent term The Oriel boat was second on the river Mr LEWIS, Coxswain His entry in C L SHADWELL's Registrum Orielense, 1701-1900 (Oxford 1902): LEWIS, GEORGE BRIDGES Admitted Commoner, 10 March 1842: Caution received £30 Matric. Oriel, 10 Mar 1842, fli. unicus Will. de Salisbury. arm. 18 BA. Oriel, 11 July 1846: MA. 26 May 1853 Vicar of Northall, Herts, 1857: of Kemsing, Kent, 1874 Died 10 Jan 1905

14. 1909 LETTER to (10)527 W Lewis DEACON Battle, Sussex. 7th April 1909. To W. Lewis DEACON Esquire. My dear Lewis, Tottenham Court Road Very many thanks for your cheque for these costs which I return receipted. If you & your wife should ever be coming in this direction I wish you would let me know. When I was last at Portsmouth I discovered in the southwest angle made by St Thomas' Church with the Tower, there are 2 big tombstones, fixed against the outside wall, of the DEACON family, which are rapidly becoming obliterated by weather, though a great deal may still be traced. Do you know of them? You ought to get a careful rubbing from them before they are further defaced. I am better but am still obliged to take it easy. With kindest remembrances, Yours very truly William? RAPER JH: He is the solicitor that handled a lot of the Tottenham Court Road accounts; the son of William Augustus RAPER, MD & trustee.

15. SOME PORTSMOUTH PUBS. *1748 0 James DEACON 1691-1748 in the article James THOMAS, 'The Seaborne Trade of Portsmouth, 1650-1800' (Portsmouth Paper 40, 1984), p.20 says that James owned the 2 "hostelries" marked ++ below under his grandson at *1840 below. . See under 0 at 1.2 of deacon.html for details. *1792 Under(10) Wm DEACON 1733-92 at deacon.html there is discussion of the DEACON brewery in Penny St. from "The Portsmouth Papers No 51. 1988, Portsmouth Breweries 1492-1847". P23 Table 2 shows that DEACON had 25 Licensed Houses in 1830, with Gross Annual Rental of Brewery of £90. P11 states that William Deacon was at the old Mudge Brewery (<1695-1706), from 1775. P14 states that William died intestate in 1816 causing the family to resort to the Chancery Courts which resulted in the appointment of son Henry and a brewer named James CULL as trustees with instructions to run the business for the benefit of the family. P18 states that Brewers began holding Public Houses from about 1705 and DEACON was particularly active in the 1770s, acquiring premises mainly within the 'old walled town of Portsmouth'. P22 states : 'Another brewery to cease trading in 1843 was DEACON's in Penny Street. A further Chancery Court action by the DEACON family in 1842 resulted in a ruling that the Brewery and properties shoud be auctioned and the proceeds to be distributed (presumably to the family). The Brewery was demolished to make way for a canteen attached to the Clarence Barracks. P22 also shows Sale particulars of DEACON's Brewery as advertised in the Hampshire Telegraph newspaper 18 Sept 1843: "To be sold pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery made in a certain cause 'DEACON v DEACON' with the approbations of the Honourable Sir George ROSE, one of the Masters of the said Court, at the George Inn, at Portsmouth. The FREEHOLD and long LEASEHOLD ESTATES of the late James and William DEACON, consisting of the well arranged and old established Brewery situate in Penny Street, Portsmouth ,abutting on the rampartswith a 60 barrel copper, all requisite buildings, stabling and Yards (and an ample supply of fine spring water), necessary fo carrying on a Trade of 10000-12000 barrels per annum There is an Excellent RESIDENCE for a Managing Partner and seven tenements for the men,the whole occupying a large space of ground enclosed by lofty brick walls. The Public Houses occupy good commanding situations in the town of Portsmouth, and in Portsea,Landport,Kingston and Kingston Cross and the in occupation of yearly tenants under agreements. The Time of Sale will be shortly advertised, when particulars ,which are in the course of preparation,made be had at , followed by list of places where available". P23 also states: 'Information of Brewery ownership of Public Houses is not comprehensive until 1838 when the Rate Books start giving the owners name and even then the information is not always reliable' P25 states: 'When DEACONS ceased trading there was so little interest in their 27 public houses that a second auction had to be held. Only 7 of DEACON's houses were bought by brewers in Portsmouth, although two Gosport brewers bought two each, six licences lapsed and ten passed to non-brewers'. APPENDIX on P26 shows: Breweries in Portsmouth 1784-1847: 1695-1843, Penny St, Main occupiers: MUDGE/DEACON, no Brewery name Attached Public House - Portsmouth Arms (the only one named). - many thanks to davepeach"att"dlpeach.fsnet.co.uk 2007 for this! *1840 The 1829 will of (10)5 William DEACON 1767-1840 lists 6 pubs: The Three Tuns, High Street, Portsmouth ++ (See ++ above) The Blue Anchor, Kingston Cross in the parish of Kingston, Co. of Southampton++ The Sultan?'s Head, St Nicolas St, Portsmouth in the island of Portsea ## The Travellers Joy, the island of Portsea The Wellington Arms or The Lord Wellington, Hyde Park Corner near Portsmouth %% The Old George, Buckland? in the parish of Kingston bought ex the RIDGE family. ##St Nicholas St was renamed Little Penny St in 1695 according to http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.pomeroy/local/street_s.pdf %%Hyde Park Corner is the corner of Hyde Park Rd & Gloucester St according to http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.pomeroy/local/street_h.pdf Portsmouth Record Office http://www.portsmouthrecordsoffice.co.uk have a card index on Portsmouth pubs/breweries. They may also have the licences, which I think were for a 12 month period and amended when new landlord or owner took over. I know Gosport Discovery Centre has some for the Gosport area. - Rita NEWTON Rita"att"ritanewton.wanadoo.co.uk 13.5.07. ...................................................................... Under (10) William DEACON b 1733 Portsmouth, Hants. at deacon.html, one finds: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.pomeroy/local/pub_d.pdf gave 1823 Duke of Wellington; 1865-2005 Wellington Hotel; 65 High St DEACON (1840) >PETERS> IND COOPE> PUNCH Robert KILN http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.pomeroy/local/brewery.pdf gave Castle Brewery, Castle Road 1830 James CULL 44 7.3.1832 To be sold by auction by the trustees of the late Mr CULL 100 1855-65 Charles ADNAMS (1859 P17) 34,35,59.94 1887 F-P-, 1892 A-P-, 1904 Ceased brewing 5(63) 1979 Brewhouse demolished Attached to Wheelbarrow & Castle DEACON, William; Penny St (near barracks) MUDGES Brewery passed to widow of Thomas PERKINS 5(51)? Widow PERKINS married George KELLEY 5(51)? 1727 George KELLEY bankrupt 5(51)? Daniel SMITH, later Eliz. SMITH, widow 5(51)? Widow SMITH with Wm RICKMAN & Michael ATKINS 5(51)? 1775 64(3) 1783-1840 Malthouse & brewhouse (1840 P135) 44,60, 61,94 1802 William DEACON 94 1811 J & W DEACON, Brewers, Penny St 164 1816 Wm died son Henry James CULL to manage estate 5(51) 1823 DEACON's Brewery 38 1839 DEACON & ROSE, Penny St 1841 Estate of Wm DEACON (P150) 94 My ID: (10)5 1842/3 Chancery Court action by DEACON family 5(51)? 4.7.1842 To be sold by auction with 27 public houses 100 3.7.1843 For sale Henry DEACON lately James & Wm 100 My ID: (10)52 1842-44 Sarah DEACON 94 My ID: (10)52-sp 1845 To be sold (As above) 100 1845-46 Colonel CAMPBELL tenant Frances BARNABY 94 The Crown 94 1847-48 James BRYAN tenant Frances BARNABY 94 site now in barracks 5(51) The numbers on RHS refer to references at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.pomeroy/local/refs.pdf For example 5(x) = Portsmouth Papers, No. x 34= Portsmouth Geographical Essays, Portsmouth Polytechnic 35= Post Office directories 1847, 1855, 1875 (Kelly) PCL 38= Hollingsworth's guides, PCL 1823 [PCL=Portsmouth City Library] 44= Pigot's directories 1823, 1830, 1844 PCL 59= White's directories 1859, 1878 PCL 60= Bailey's Western & Midland directory 1783, PCL 61= Sadler's Hampshire directory 1784, PCL 64(x)= Portsmouth Record Series Volume x 94= Portsea Rates Books, PCRO [Portsmouth City Rates Office] 100= Hampshire Telegraph, PCL 164= Holden's directory 1811 There is also a reference to St Thomas St near DEACON's Court. *1861 Queen St had these pubs at the numbers below - posted to eng-ham-portsmouth-gosport"att" rootsweb.com 11.5.07 by Hillmoore"att"aol.com: 4 Prince of Wales 29 Manchester Unity Arms 63 The Bell 76 The Fighting Cocks 77 The Sailors Home 84 The George 86 The Shipwrights 144 Norfolk Arms 171 Royal Oak 187 White Bear 190 Royal Standard 191 Queens Arms. *1891 census RG12/855 #6095964 No. 3, pg. 54 St. Mark's, Portsea ex Edna ekbrit"att"rogers.com 13.5.07: North End Dairy - Spotted Cow Public House, North End Villas, Landport *The Portsmouth Papers. The following publications from the series cover public houses and beer retailers for the first half of the 19th century: RILEY, R.C, ELEY, P 'Public Houses and Beerhouses in Nineteenth Century Portsmouth'. Portsmouth Paper No. 38 ELEY, P 'Portsmouth Breweries 1492-1847' Portsmouth Paper No. 51 They can be ordered from the Portsmouth Museums online shop at http://portsmouthmuseumsshop.co.uk/acatalog/

APPENDIX: Old Legal and Old Publications Codes Thanks to JD BEDSOLE of the Bladen-L for the below, very informative info. 2002 Codes on how to read old legal stuff, like Wills and deeds. a.a.s. = died in the year of age (anno aetitis suae) ( 86 y/o died in year 86) d.s.p.= died without issue (Child) (decessit sine prole legitima) d.s.p.l.= died without legitimate issue (decessit sine prole mascula supesita) d.s.p.m.s. = died without surviving male issue (decessit sine prolem asculasupersita) d.s.p.s = died without surviving issue (decessit sine prole supersita) d.unm = died unmarried d.v.p. = died in the lifetime of his father (decessit vita patris) d.v.m.= died in the lifetime of his mother (decessit vita matris) Et al = and others (et alia) Inst = present month (instans) Libe = book or volume Nepos = grandson Nunc = Nuncapative will, an oral will, written by a witness Ob = he/she died (obit) Relict = widow or widower (relicta/relictus) Sic = so, or thus, exact copy as written Testes = witnesses Utl = late (ultimo) Ux or vs = wife (uxor) Viz = namely (videlicet) In reading newspapers, books and magazines from the 18th Century you will invariably notice that an "f" is apparently used where there should be an "s." For instance, the word "vessel" is printed as "veffel," the word "same" appears as "fame" and "castle" becomes "caftle." Because of the confusion encountered by readers new to 18th Century documents, we have asked three individuals knowledgeable in the history of typography to render their views on the subject. Their explanations follow: - "The Long S is a legitimate form of "S." See the American Heritage Dictionary "S" entries. The Long S is similar to a lowercase f but the horizontal stroke does not go through the top of the letter. The long s still survives in German (or at least it was available when I studied German). German has an uppercase S, a lowercase long f and a lowercase s. "The Rules Are: - "Regular uppercase S; "Terminal lowercase s and medial s under certain conditions; initial long f and medial long f." "Examples: - "In the 1791 Bradford edition of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, the Introduction reads: "Perhaps the fentiments contained in the following pages are not yet fufficiently fathionable to procure them general favour...." "You will note that both fentiments and pages end with a normal lowercase "s" and both fentiments & fufficiently have an initial lowercase long f." - Richard Irby The typographic script "s" is an analogue of the handwritten letter, a sort of double loop, and used in the middle of the word. Printers set the graphic version of the handwritten letter, which differs from the "f" in having a very minimal cross-stroke. They (the "s" and the "f") are not the same. To be precise, the script "s" was used in all positions except the last. Thus the word "success" would have begun with a script s, the penultimate letter would have been a script s, but the final letter would have been what we consider a normal "s". - Philip A. Metzger The symbol ("s") was not an "f" although it looked like one. The long s letter can better be described as an "f" without the crossline travelling through the vertical line. The crossline only extends to the right of the vertical line. Also, the long s was never used at the end of a word or to denote the possessive or to pluralize. Since handwriting was considered an art form, the placement of the long s depended on what the "clerk" felt would be visually pleasing to his audience. In a hand-written document, the top of the long s looked like the lower case fS." - Lawrence DAVIS

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