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Will of Kitty WRIGHTON of Adderbury

Will 18 Nov 1839   Probate 20 Jan 1840

Source: TNA no. PROB11/1922/124
Contributed by: Jon Malings Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... me Kitty Wrighton of Adderbury ... spinster ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Kitty WRIGHTON Adderbury
Ann TURRELLSister
Martha TURRELLNiece[d Ann -- no surname given]
Frances LAMBOURNESisterDeceased [with unnamed ch legatees]
Mary OSLERSisterDeceased
William OSLERNephew[s Mary]
Richard OSLERNephew[s Mary]
Robert OSLERMentionDeceased [with unnamed child legatee]
Thomas WRIGHTONBrother[with unnamed ch legatees]
Thomas WRIGHTONNephew & Trustee (Exec)
John BELLOWTrustee (Exec)
Charles ALCOCKBureaucrat
William GREENWitness
Thomas BLEAWitness
Elizabeth BELLOWWitness
 
Probate 20 Jan 1840 London ... John Bellow and Thomas Wrighton nephew the Executors ...
Transcriber's Notes
It appears that because the will was altered but the alterations were not mentioned, an affidavit was required.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
Go to Glossary
... me Kitty Wrighton of Adderbury ... spinster ...
  • I give all my wearing apparel, household goods and furniture and all the housekeeping provisions to my sister Ann Turrell for her own use.
  • I give John Bellow of Adderbury, farmer, and my nephew Thomas Wrighton (son of my brother Thomas Wrighton) my messuage or tenement, garden, hovel etc at Adderbury which I now occupy, and all my other real estate, Upon Trust to sell [all of it, with usual protection for purchasers] and hold the proceeds on the same trusts as described below concerning the residue of my personal estate.
  • I give John Bellow and Thomas Wrighton all my money, securities for money and other personal estate and effects not already disposed of, Upon Trust to liquidate [all of it] and use the proceeds, plus the proceeds from the sale of my real estate, first to pay all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all expenses due to these trusts, and then to pay the following legacies:
    • To my sister Ann Turrell £20, and if she pre-deceases me the £20 goes to her daughter Martha in addition to her own legacy.
    • To Martha the daughter of my sister Ann Turrell £10.
    • To all the children of my late sister Frances Lambourne who outlive me, £36 equally divided.
    • To William and Richard Osler the children of my late sister Mary Osler £10 apiece.
    • To the fatherless child of Robert Osler £5.
    • To my brother Thomas Wrighton £5.
    • To all the children of my brother Thomas Wrighton who outlive me £5 apiece.
    • To pay my nephew Thomas Wrighton £5 in addition to his other legacy for his trouble in the execution of the trusts of my will.
    • To pay the residue of the trust monies to my sister Ann Turrell for her own use.
    • [Usual protection for Trustees and permission for them to recover expenses]
    • If my estate is insufficient to pay the above legacies, they shall be reduced proportionately, except the bequest to my sister Ann Turrell of my wearing apparel and household goods etc.
  • I constitute John Bellow and my nephew Thomas Wrighton Executors.

  • Witnesses William Green Thomas Blea Elizabeth Bellow
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Affidavit 14 Jan 1840 at PCC

Appeared Personally Elizabeth Bellow of Adderbury ... widow and swore:
  • That she is a subscribed witness of the annexed will of Kitty Wrighton dated 18 Nov 1839
  • That on that date the deceased approved of the will, and signed it in the presence of William Green, Thomas Blea and this Deponent.
  • That the said William Green, Thomas Blea and this deponent signed their names as witnesses of the due execution thereof as it now appears.
  • That the deponent having now examined the will and observed the words “the housekeeping provisions” written on an erasure in the fourth line, says that those words were written before the will was executed, and that the will is now in every respect in the same condition as when executed on that date.
Elizabeth Bellow widow was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit at Adderbury. Before me Charles Alcock Commisioner

Probate 20 Jan 1840 London ... John Bellow and Thomas Wrighton nephew the Executors ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
This is the last Will and Testament
of me Kitty Wrighton of Adderbury in the County of Oxford Spinster
I give and bequeath all my wearing apparel household Goods
and furniture and all the housekeeping provisions which I
shall die possessed of unto my sister Ann Turrell for her own
absolute use and benefit I give and devise unto John Bellow
of Adderbury aforesaid farmer and my nephew Thomas
Wrighton the son of my Brother Thomas Wrighton all that
my messuage or tenement Garden hovel hereditaments and
premises situate at Adderbury aforesaid which I now occupy
and also all other the real Estate wheresoever situate of or to
which I shall be seized or entitled at the time of my decease
to hold the same unto and to the use of the said John Bellow
and Thomas Wrighton their heirs and assigns for ever upon the
Trusts following (that is to say) upon trust as soon as conveniently
may be after my decease to make sale and dispose of my said
real Estate in such manner and for such price as to my said
Trustees shall seem best and to convey the same accordingly
and to stand possessed of the monies arising therefrom upon
the same trusts as are hereinafter declared concerning the
residue of my personal Estate And I declare that the purchaser
or purchasers of my said real estate shall be exonerated from
all responsibility in respect of the application of the monies
paid by him or them to the Trustees or Trustee for the time
being of this my last Will I give and bequeath unto the said John
Bellow and my nephew the said Thomas Wrighton all my
money securities for money and all other the personal Estate
and Effects which I shall die possessed of or entitled to (not herein
before disposed of ) upon trust to call in and convert the same unto
money as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and
stand possessed of the same and also of the money to arise from
the sale of my said real Estate upon the trusts following (that is to
say) upon trust in the first place to pay and discharge all my
just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and all expenses
incident to the trusts hereby created and then to pay the following
legacies, to my said Sister Ann Turrell the sum of twenty pounds
and I direct that in case she shall not be living at my decease that
the said legacy of twenty pounds shall not lapse but shall be
paid to her Daughter Martha for her own use in addition to
the legacy hereafter given to her, to the said Martha the daughter
of my said Sister Ann Turrell the sum of ten pounds, to all the
children of my late Sister frances Lambourne who shall be
living at my decease the sum of thirty six pounds to be
equally divided between them share and share alike, to William
and Richard Osler the children of my late Sister Mary Osler the
sum of ten pounds apiece. To the fatherless child of Robert Osler
the sum of five pounds To my Brother Thomas Wrighton
the sum of five pounds To each of the children of my said Brother
Thomas Wrighton who shall be living at my decease the sum
of five pounds apiece and to retain and pay unto my said
nephew the said Thomas Wrighton the sum of five pounds in
addition to his other legacy for the trouble he may be at in the
execution of the trusts of this my Will and lastly to pay the
residue of the said trust monies and premises unto my said Sister
Ann Turrell for her own absolute use and benefit to whom I do
hereby give and bequeath the same And I do hereby declare
that my said trustees shall not be answerable for each other
nor for any involuntary losses and that it shall be lawful for them to
retain all expenses incurred by them in the due execution of
the trusts hereby created and I do hereby direct that in case
my Estate shall prove insufficient to pay the several legacies
hereinbefore given the said legacies shall abate __teably
and in proportion to their respective amounts except the bequest
to my said Sister Ann Turrell of my said wearing apparel and
household goods and furniture which I intend to be considered
as a specific bequest and lastly I do hereby constitute the said
John Bellow and my said nephew the said Thomas Wrighton
Executors of this my Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine
Kitty Wrighton [seal] Signed Sealed published and declared by the
said Kitty Wrighton the Testatrix and to be her last Will
and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the
same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
William Green Thomas Blea Elizabeth Bellow

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Goodes of Kitty Wrighton spinster deceased

Appeared Personally Elizabeth Bellow of
Adderbury in the County of Oxford Widow and made oath that
she is a subscribed Witness of the last Will and Testament hereto
annexed of Kitty Wrighton late of Adderbury in the County of
Oxford Spinster deceased the same bearing date the eighteenth
day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and
thirty nine and she further said that on the day of the date of
the said Will the said deceased approved thereof and in testimony
of her approbation of the same in the presence of William Green
Thomas Blea and this Deponent signed sealed published and
declared the said Will as and for the last Will and Testament
and that the said William Green and Thomas Blea and this
deponent in the presence of the said deceased and of each other
signed their names thereto as Witnesses of the due execution
thereof in manner and form as now appears and the deponent
having now more particularly referred to the said Will and
observed the words “the housekeeping provisions” written on
an erasure in the fourth line of the said will lastly saith that
such words were so written previously to such the Execution
of the said Will by the said Deceased and that the said Will is
now in every respect in the same plight and condition as when
so executed on the day of the date thereof as aforesaid
Eliza'th Bellow [signature] On the fourteenth day of January in the year
1840 the said Elizabeth Bellow Widow was duly sworn to the truth
of this affidavit at Adderbury in the County of Oxford by virtue
of the commission hereto annexed Before me Charles Alcock
Commisioner

Proved at London 20th January 1840 before the Judge
on the oaths of John Bellow and Thomas Wrighton the Nephew
the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first
sworn (by Com[issi]on) duly to administer