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The Will of John Pierce 1813 of Langley Marish and previously of Princes Street, St George's Hanover Square.

 

 

In the Name of God Amen

This is the last will and testament of me John Pierce of Colnbrook in

the parish of Langley Marish in the County of Bucks Gentleman first I desire

that I duly be buried in Langley Churchyard as near to the grave where

my ffather was buried as possible and that I have a walking burial

with the pall bearers who shall have handsom silk hats and scarfs

 

 

and gloves and to have three sets of bearers and that each bearer have

five shillings a hatboard and gloves and that Thomas Perkins if living

be one of the bearers and that the said Thomas Perkins have an

additional five shillings to see my grave filled up before he leaves it

and the sunday next after my ffuneral I desire to have a funeral sermon

preached in the afternoon in Colnbrook Chapel and to give the minister

two Guineas and half a Guinea to the Clerk and to give the singers one

Guinea to sing a hymn and anthem and I further desire that my

execs do at my ffuneral give one Bushel of Coals and a half peck

loaf to each of the poor persons which I used to give my Christmas

gift to I give and bequeath to John Pierce Goodwin Grandson of my

late wife Mary Pierce ffive hundred pounds stock in the three

percent Consuls as a token of regard e affection I retain for her

memory the dividends arising from whence I direct that my Exor and Extrix

may apply to his benefit until he have attained the age

of twenty one years when the said stock shall be transferred to him

but in case he should not attain the said age of twenty one years

I then give the said ffive hundred pounds stock to my residuary legatees

I give and devise all that my freehold messuage or tenement lands and

heredits in Colnbrook aforesaid and in which I now reside to my Grand

nephew John Pierce Boyce son of my niece Martha Boyce his heirs

and assigns for ever I also give and bequeath the said John Pierce

Boyce one half of my house and table linen and all my plate except

what I have hereinafter bequeathed to Mary Dalby e also all and

singular the ffurniture and effects pictures e ornaments in the said house

I give and devise to Mary Dalby daughter of my niece Elizabeth Dalby

all that ffreehold messuage or tenement Yard and heredits now in the

occupation of my sister in law Hester Pierce in Colnbrook aforesaid to the

ffence which incloses my garden and in case of her death before she shall

have attained the age of twenty one years then to her sister Elizabeth

their respective heirs and assigns for ever I also give and bequeath to the

said Mary Dalby one half of my house and table linen and the following

plate my tea pot and stand six table spoons six tea spoons sugar

tongs cream pot one gravy spoon one sauce ladle six silver forks e

three desert spoons I give Mary Lamoureux two hundred pounds stock

in the three percent Consuls for the great opinion I have of her

I give Joseph Lamoureux of Green Street Grosvenor Square Gentn

My exor hereinafter named ffifty pounds sterling e Dorothy Lamoureux

a mourning ring I give my niece Martha Boyce all that I have

in the Government Tontine purchased in her name for her own use and

benefit absolutely e also one half if (sic) my late wife and my own

wearing apparel and body linen I give to Sarah Pierce Boyce daughter of

my said niece Martha Boyce one hundred pounds stock in the

three percent Consuls I give to my niece Elizabeth Dalby one hundred

pounds stock in the three percent Consuls and also the other half of

my wifes and my own wearing apparel e body linen I give to

Sally Pierce Dalby daughter of my said niece Elizabeth Dalby one hundred

pounds stock in the three percent Consuls I give to Hannah Pierce

daughter of Harry Pierce of Horton in the County of Bucks

one hundred pounds stock in the three percent Consuls all

while aforementioned stock in the public ffunds I direct may be

transferred to the respective legatees within three months after my decease

I give to Mary Boyce daughter of my niece Martha Boyce five

hundred pounds stock in the three percent Consuls the dividends

arising from which I direct my Exor and Extrix may apply to her

benefit until she have attained the age of twenty one years

when the said stock shall be transferred to her but in case she

 

 

should not live to attain the age of twenty one years I then give

the said five hundred pounds stock to my residuary legatees I also

give the said Mary Boyce my best Tea China I give to my good old

ffriend Mrs Hester Ogilvie ffive pounds to be paid to her at my

 

decease without any deduction I give my good ffriend+ Mrs Hector

a mourning ring I give my god ffriend Mr Kitchen my Gold

headed cane I give and bequeath to my niece Hester Pierce four

hundred pounds stock in the three percent Consuls to be paid

her within three months after my decease I give and bequeath to

my servant Mary Dixon provided she be living with me at the

time of my decease three hundred pounds stock in the three per

cent Consuls to be transferred to her within three months after my

decease and also one years wages and five pounds for mourning I give

and bequeath to Elizabeth Bates if living with me at the time of

my decease twenty pounds and two pounds for mourning I desire

all my just debts ffuneral and testamentary expences to be paid I

then leave my aforementioned two nieces Martha Boyce and

Elizabeth Dalby residuary legatees I institute and appoint Joseph

Lamoureux and Martha Boyce before named Joint Exor and

Executrix to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former

Will or wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this

to be my last In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord

one thousand eight hundred and eleven J Pierce O Signed sealed

published and declared by the said John Pierce as e for his

last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and

in his presence have subscribed our names as witness thereto

Thomas Ashton of Colnbrook Alear Holderness Senr do Alear Holderness

Jr do

 

Proved at London 19th ffeby 1813 before the worshipful Samuel

Rush Esquire Doctor of Laws e surrte by the oaths of Joseph

Lamoureux e Martha Boyce Wife of George Boyce the niece

Exors to whom admon was granted being sworn to adm

 

 

(Marginal Note)

On the 24th Dec 1852

Admon (with the Will annexed

of the Goods Chattels and Credits

of John Pierce formerly of Princes

Street Hanover Square in the

County of Middlesex but later

of Colnbrook in the Parish of

Langley Marish in the County

of Buckingham deceased left

Unadministered by Joseph

Lamoureux and Martha

Boyce (wife of George Boyce)

the niece the Executors

named in the said will both

since deceased was granted to

Elizabeth Dolby (in the

will written Dalby) Widow

the niece and one of the

residuary legatees named

in the said will having

been first sworn duly

to administer the

said Martha Boyce

survived her Co Executor

and died Intestate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ Mrs Philpott a mourning ring & my little Jack

I give my ffriend

 

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