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Will of John Tyler

of Edenbridge, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1823, PROB 11/1672
Transcribed by Alwynne Mackie
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Tyler of Edenbridge in the County of Kent Yeoman made on published and declared the eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and twenty three in manner and form following that is to say

I give and devise unto my Niece Mary Ann Farmer Widow Daughter of my Brother Edward Tyler deceased one of my Freehold Messuages or Tenements bearing the number 127 with the appurtenances or whatsoever thereunto belonging situate on the East side of White Cross Street in the parish of St Luke’s in the County of Middlesex and in the occupation of John Allen his undertenants or Assignees.
And also all that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement with the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in Gloucester Court in the parish of St Luke’s aforesaid in the occupation of ... [thus in the original] Spencer his undertenants or assignees to have and to hold the said two Messuages or Tenements with their several appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Mary Ann Farmer her Heirs and Assignees for ever.

Also I give and devise unto Mary Humphrey of Edenbridge aforesaid Daughter of Edward Humphrey of Edenbridge aforesaid Shoemaker all my two other Freehold Messuages or Tenements bearing the numbers 126 and 128 with the appurtenances whatsoever thereunto respectively belonging situate on the said East side of White Cross Street aforesaid in the occupation of Sarah Gold and ... [thus in the original] Matthews their or some of their undertenants or Assignees to have and to hold the said two Messuages or Tenements last mentioned with their appurtenances unto the said Mary Humphrey her Heirs and Assignees for ever.
Also I give and devise unto the said Mary Humphrey all my Freehold Messuages or Tenements with the Garden Land and Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging situate in Edenbridge aforesaid and now in my own occupation to have and to hold the same to that the said Mary Humphrey her Heirs and Assignees for ever

provided always nevertheless if the said Mary Humphrey shall happen to die or depart this life before she does marry then and in that case only and after her death happening in that single state I give and devise the said three Messuages or Tenements last mentioned with the Garden Land and several Appurtenances thereunto respectively belonging to my Sister-in-Law Catherine Spencer Widow and my Four Nephews and Nieces namely William Tyler, Edward Tyler James Tyler John Tyler and Catherine Hobbs Sons and Daughters of my Brother Edward Tyler aforesaid deceased to have and to hold to them the said Catherine Spencer William Tyler Edward Tyler James Tyler John Tyler and Catherine Hobbs their Heirs and Assignees for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said Sister-in-Law Catherine Spencer William Tyler Edward Tyler and Catherine Hobbs all those my four Leasehold Messuages or Tenements with their several appurtenances and the Lease or Leases by which to hold the same situate on the West side of White Cross Street aforesaid in the occupation of Moriss Read and Co Thomas Davies Gillingship and Edmund Sinclair their or some of their undertenants or Assignees to hold the said Leasehold Messuages or Tenements with their several appurtenances unto the said Catherine Spencer William Tyler Edward Tyler and Catherine Hobbs their Executors Administrators and Assignees for and during all the rest residue and remainder of all the term or terms of years in the said Lease or Leases which shall be to come and unexpired at the time of my decease subject nevertheless to one annuity or yearly sum of thirty pounds.

And I do give and devise unto my Niece Mary Ann Farmer Widow aforesaid one annuity or yearly sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be chargeable and charged on and issuing and payable out of my four Leasehold Messuages or Tenements hereinbefore given and devised to my said Sister-in-Law Catherine Spencer William Tyler Edward Tyler and Catherine Hobbs and paid and payable by them the said Catherine Spencer William Tyler Edward Tyler and Catherine Hobbs their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assignees to the said Mary Ann Farmer her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assignees yearly and every year during all the rest residue and remainder of the term or terms of years as shall be to come and unexpired of the said Lease or Leases at the time of my decease the first payment to begin and be made at the end of twelve months next after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto my Friend John Budgen of Plumstead in the County of Kent aforesaid Gentleman three hundred pounds or Stock in the new four per cent reduced Irish Annuities transferable at the Bank of England to hold to him the said John Budgen his Executors and Administrators upon Trust for the purposes hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) upon trust in the first place to pay and discharge all my funeral expenses whatsoever and from and immediately after payment thereof then upon further trust to divide and pay the then remainder of the said three hundred pounds Stock to and amongst each of the Relations of my late Wife Mary Tyler deceased as he or they in their discretion shall think proper and in such sums or portions as he or they shall think fit to pay the same.

Also I give and bequeath unto Mary Humphrey in the said Four Per Cent reduced Irish Annuities transferable at the Bank of England for her own use and benefit only.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephews George Tyler and Thomas Tylers [sic] Sons of my Brother George Tyler deceased and my Nephew Thomas Bouton each the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them by my Executors and Executrixes by two instalments of ten pounds each at the end of six months after my decease and the other ten pounds each at the end of twelve months next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto Edward Humphrey aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him by me Executors and Executrixes at the end of six months next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother William Tyler the sum of thirty pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him by my Executors and Executrixes at the end of twelve months next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto Edward Humphrey aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him by my Executors and Executrixes at the end of six months next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Maid Servant Mary Mills the sum of five pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her at the end of six months next after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew Edward Tyler my gold watch.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew William Tyler my silver tankard.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Mary Ann Farmer aforesaid my two large silver tablespoons and two silver butter boats.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Catherine Hobbs my two silvercandlesticks
Also I give and bequeath unto Martha Cortois of Woolwirth in the said County of Kent my silver coffee pot the said several specific legacies to be delivered to the several legatees by my Executors and Executrixes as soon as convenient after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto Mary Humphrey aforesaid all the residue and remainder of my household furniture linen woollen apparel plate liquors and other furniture whatsoever which I shall be possessed of at the time of my death such pieces of plate which I have hereinbefore otherwise specifically ordered and disposed of together also with all my notes and money whatsoever which I shall have in my dwelling house at the time of my decease to have and to hold the said household furniture notes and money to her the aforesaid Mary Humphrey for her own use and benefit.

And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Estates whatsoever wheresoever of what nature or kind soever and after payment of the expenses of the probate of this my will all my just debts legacies and Executors and Executrixes expenses I give and bequeath for the same unto my Niece Mary Ann Farmer aforesaid and the said Mary Humphrey share and share alike for their own use and benefit.

And it’s my desire to be buried at Maresfield in the same vault with my dear Wife. And lastly I do make constitute and appoint my Friend John Budgen aforesaid my Niece Mary Ann Farmer aforesaid Mary Humphrey aforesaid and John Simmons of Old Street aforesaid appraiser joint Executors and Executrixes of this my said last Will and Testament and do revoke and make void all and every other Will by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have to this my said will contained in four sheets of paper set my hand to the three foregoing sheets and to this fourth and last sheet my hand and seal the day and year in the first sheet first written. John Tyler. Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Tyler the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament the words or “tenement” and “Mary Mills” being first interlined in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Robert Parsons. William Taylor. William Saxby.

Proved at London 26th of June 1823 before the Worshipful William Addams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of John Budgen Mary Ann Farmer Widow the Niece Mary Humphrey Spinster and John Simmons as the Executors [to] whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.


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