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Will of Thomas Brown King

of London [Ex Dover, Kent]


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11/1949
Transcribed by Gerry Doyle
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Brown King of the Tower of London. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my executors as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give devise and bequeath all my household furniture linen books plate pictures china and also every sum or sums of money found in my house and also all my stocks funds and securities for money money due on bonds or bills notes or any other securities and all and every my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession or reversion remainder or exportaury unto my two sons Edward Charles King and Henry King of the Ordnance Office Dover and unto my two daughters Frances Jemima Bryant of South Place Kensington Common and Ellen Wrightway King of the Tower of London and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivors
upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to collect and get in and receive such parts thereof as shall consist of money or securities for money and to sell and dispose of my five freehold houses situated in Cow Gate in the town and port of Dover Kent
and the remainder of my household furniture plate glass china which shall be left after that my three daughters Ellen Wrightway, Jessy and Louise King shall have selected such portions as they may deem fit for their joint use
and to invest the profits of such sales on some or one of the public stocks or funds of Great Britain and that they pay to my children Edward Charles King, Frances Jemima Bryant, Ellen Wrightway Jessy Henry and Louise King each the sum of six hundred pounds 3 per cent annuities out of a sum standing in my name in that stock
and that they hold in trust all and every other sum or sums remaining for my three daughters Ellen Wrightway Jessy and Louise King the interest thereof to be for their joint use and benefit so long as any two of them remain unmarried but which one only remain unmarried either by the death or marriage of either or both of the others then one month of the said remaining sum or sums to be equally divided between all my surviving children or in case of the death of any of them leaving just lawfully begotten then their portion to be equally divided between their children payable to them with the interest due thereon on their coming of age and on the death or marriage of the last of the three of my above named daughters then the remaining money to be in the same manner equally divided amongst the survivors of the children of such of them as may have died aforesaid.

I leave to my son Edward Charles King my Gold Watch and seals
to Anna the wife of Captain Orr and to Fanny Elizabeth Louisa and Harriott Dowds the four daughters of my late friend Captain William Dowds of the Royal Navy the sum of five pounds cash to purchase some token of remembrance

and I do hereby nominate and appoint Edward Charles King and Henry King of the Ordnance Office Dover Frances Jemima Bryant of South Place Kensington Common and Ellen Wrightway King of the Tower of London executors of this my will and I do hereby declare that my said Executors may at all times out of the first monies that may come to their or either of their hands reimburse and indemnify themselves and himself respectively all expenses thay may be put to in the execution of the trust of this my will and that neither of them shall be answerable for any loss which may happen to the said trust promises unless the same shall happen by there wilful neglect or fault nor for any loss which may happen from depositing any of the said monies in the keeping of any public banker neither shall any of the be answerable for more monies than shall actually come into their hands by virtue of this my will

and hereby revoking and making void all former or other wills by me at anytime heretofore made I do declare this to be my last will and testament by witness whereof I the said Thomas Brown King have to this my last will and testament set my hand the 7th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Signed by the Testator Thos B King and acknowledged by him to be his last will and testament in the presence at the same time and subscribed by him the said testator and of each other.
The words of my children their children as aforesaid having been struck out previous to the signature as being attached to this will.
Agnes Laurance. Emma Oakly.

Appeared Personally Emma Oakly of Tollington Park Holloway in the County of Middlesex Spinster and made oath that on the seventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty one she was present and saw Thomas Brown King late of the Tower of London deceased sign his name Thos B King at the foot or end of his last will and testament in writing now hereto annexed the said will beginning thus. This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Brown King of the Tower of London ending thus the 7 day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one and that such signature was made by the said deceased by mistake in the blank left in the attestation to the said will for his name as the same now appear and that he did also at the same time sign his name Thos B King to the memorandum at the end of the said will referring to an alteration which had been previously made therein and that both such signatures were made by the said deceased in the presence as well of this appearer as of Agnes Laurance attested the said will and subscribed their names as witnesses as well to the attestation thereto as to the said memorandum in the presence of the said Testator as the same now appears Emma Oakly on the 7th day of July 1841 the said Emma Oakly was to be sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me J Haggard.

Proved at London 9th July 1841 before the worshipful John Haggard Doctor of Laws & surrogate by the oaths of Edward Charles King & Henry King the sons two of the extrs to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Frances Jemima Bryant widow & Ellen Wrightway King Spinster the daughters the other extrs when they shall apply for the same.


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