Will of Hester Bisley of Winkfield 1825


This Hester was cousin of the Hester Bisley who married Joseph Pierce, so mentions of friends are in fact her cousin's daughters.


This is the last Will and Testament of me Hester

Bisley of Winkfield in the County of Berks Spinster First I direct all my

just debts Funeral and Testamentary expenses  to be paid by my Executor herinafter

named I give devise and bequeath unto Mr Harris Burtt of New Windsor

in the County of Berks Grocer his heirs Executors administrators and

assigns all and singular my Real and personal Estate and Effects whatsoever

and wheresoever situate lying and being at the time of my decease upon

trust to sell and dispose thereof either by public Sale or private Contract

for the most money that can be got for the same and out of the monies

arising thereby to pay off and discharge any mortgage or other incumbrance

with which my Estates may be charged and all my just debts and Funerall

expenses and in the next place to invest the remainder of such monies

on Government or other good Security and the Interest arising therefrom to pay to or

for the support and maintenance of my Sister Mary Bisley for and during the term

of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease In trust to sell out

or call in such principal money and divide the same equally betweene my Friends

Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Dolby and Martha the wife of George Boyce of

Egham in Surry Baker and in case of the death of either of them the I give the

share of her so dying to her children equally provided always and my mind and

will is that in tax the Interest arising from the produce of my Real and personal

Estates as aforesaid after paying all charges thereout as before directed shall be

found insufficient to provide for the maintenance and support of my said Sister

then I direct that all or so much of the said principal as the said Francis

Burtt his heirs Executors or administrators shall think proper be laid out

in the purchase of an annuity for my said Sister during her natural life and

the Residue if any of such principal money I direct to be divided between the

said Elizabeth Dolby and Martha Boyce and their children as aforesaid

and I further direct that the receipt or Receipts of the said Francis Burtt his

heirs executors or administrators shall be good or sufficient discharges to

the purchaser or purchasers of my Estates or either of them for so much as

shall be expressed in such Receipts and that such purchaser or purchasers

shall not be bound to see to the application or nonapplication of such purchase

money and that the said Francis Burtt his heirs Executors or administrators

shall reimburse himself and themselves respectively all such costs charges and

expenses which they or either of them may be out to in or about the execution

of this my Will or the trusts thereof I appoint the said Francis Burtt sole

Executor of the my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former

Wills by me made at any time or times heretofore I do declare this only to be

my last In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this

eighteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty one

Hester Bisley Signed Seaked published and declared by the Testatrix Hester

Bisley as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in

her presence at her request and in the presence of each other do hereto subscribe

our names as Witnesses George Boyce Clerk Elizth Milton both of Winkfield

Berks Richd Dredge of New Windsor Berks


Proved at London 8th Jany 1825 before the Worshipful Charles Coote

Doctor of Laws & Surr[ogat]e by the oath of Francis Burtt the sole Ex[ecut]or to whom

admon was granted having been first sworn duly to adm


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