The Will of Cecilia Vines
of Bristol and Hertford 1848
This is the last will and testament of me Cecilia Vines widow of Benjamin Vines late of 128 Redcliff Street Bristol deceased. I give devise and bequeath subject to the deductions hereafter mentioned all my share in the property ??? of a dwelling house and shop situate No 53 St Pauls Churchyard London and now in possession of Thomas or George Woollert??? Roger Dawson Thomas Howe??? and Richard Cook Ranbail? Trustees of the estate of Mr Robert Morrison?, tailor and draper deceased as follows:
It is my will that my share aforesaid being at present of about the value of one thousand pounds sterling ??? ??? ??? sixty pounds sterling per an? ??? be divided equally after the deductions attended to in the commencement of this will, between my dearly beloved and dutiful children Marianne Hannum, wife of James Thomas Hannum of Christs Hospital Hertford; William Reynolds Vines of Eagle House School Hammerton near London; Cecilia Hollyer wife of John Hollyer of Westfield House Bridgend in the county of Glamorgan South Wales; Eleanor Walter Koop wife of William Koop ??? of Wood St Cheapside London, ??? on their voyage to Calcutta East Indies; and Julia Bright wife of John Lewis Bright of Nr 6? Bathurst Terrace in the city and county of Bristol.
In the event of the death of one or more of those my dear children before myself I will that the property ??? to him or her or them by this my will be equally divided between my surviving children and the husband or husbands of my deceased daughter or daughters and her or their husbands and in the event of the death of one or more of my daughters and her or their husbands it is my will that her or their children if any should come in for the share of their parent or parents, if none that the share or shares here alluded to be equally divided according to the directions given above. Should my son have issue it is my will that his children should he die before myself shall come in for their fathers share.
As to the deduction intentions in the commencement of this will I will that the sum of ten pounds sterling per annum be paid quarterly out of my estate aforenamed to Ann Vines Spinster now residing at the Moravian Sisters house situate at East Tytherton in the Parish of Bremhill in the county of Wilts for the term of her natural life and that on her death after the expenses of her funeral are paid one of the annual sums thus left to her these ten pounds per annum be divided in the same manner as that portion of my share for which directions as to its distribution are given above.
I appoint as my executors James Thomas Hannum husband of my daughter Marianne Hannum and John Lewis Bright husband of my dear daughter Julia Bright. In witness of all which I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
Signed by the same Cecilia
Vines the testator in the joint presence of us who in her presence and
in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Proved at London 21st April
1849 before the Worshipful John Elliot? Pasley? Robertson Doctor of Laws
and Surrogate by the oaths of James Thomas Hannum and John Lewis Bright
the executors to whom admon was granted
was the wife of Benjamin1783, son of James1758 and Margaret his cousin,
of Potterne. Benjamin and Cecilia married at Clifton, Bristol 1814. Ann
was the spinster sister of Benjamin who lived at the Moravian Sisters House
at East Tytherton at time of this will.