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Will of Elizabeth Butler, widow of Jabez Bloxham

In the Name of God Amen

This is the last will and testament of me Elizabeth Bloxham widow of Jabez Bloxham late of Cateaton Street London Haberdasher deceased made this sixteenth day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two

First I direct that all the debts I shall owe at the time of my decease and my funeral expenses and the legacies hereon given shall be paid and satisfied

I give all my plate and the rent of my house in King Street for the term I have therein to my two daughters Elizabeth Tatham and Mary Bloxham to be equally divided between them share and share alike

And I give to my said daughter Mary my gold watch and everything belonging to it

All the rest and residue of my personal estate I give and bequeath to my brother Samuel Butler of the parish of St Giles in the Fields in the county of Middlesex coachmaker and John Wright of Long Acre coachmaker and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor

Upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say in trust to invest the same at interest in parliamentary funds or upon government or real securities

And as to one moiety thereof in trust to pay the dividends interest income and other profits thereof into the proper hands of my daughter Elizabeth Tatham wife of Ralph Tatham for and during the term of her natural life to and for her sole and separate use to the intent the same may not be subject to the direction or control of her said or any after taken husband and her receipt alone shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same from time to time to the said trustees or the survivor of them his executors and administrators

And from and immediately after her decease in trust as to such moiety of the said principal trust estate to divide and pay the same to and amongst the children of the said Elizabeth Tatham living at the time of her death in such shares and proportions and at such times as she the said Elizabeth Tatham by any deed or writing or by her last will and testament in writing executed in the presence of two or more credible witnesses shall direct or appoint which deed or will or other writing she is hereby authorized and impowered notwithstanding her coverture to make

And for want thereof equally at the days and times hereinafter mentioned that is to say to the sons and sons at his and their respective ages of twenty-one years and to the daughter and daughters at her and their respective ages aforesaid or marriages with the consent of my said trustees

And in case my said daughter Elizabeth Tatham shall leave no child or children living at the time of her death then upon trust to pay the dividends and interest of the said moiety of the said principal trust estate which shall accrue after her death to my daughter Mary Bloxham for her life to and for her sole and separate use to the intent that the same may not be subject to the debts or engagements of her husband and her receipt alone shall from time to time be a good discharge for the same

And from and after her decease in trust as to such moiety of the said principal trust estate to divide and pay the same to and amongst the child and children of the said Mary living at the time of her death in such shares and proportions and at such times as she the said Mary by any deed or writing or by her last will and testament executed in the presence of two or more credible witnesses shall direct or appoint which deed will or other writing she is hereby authorized and empowered notwithstanding her coverture to make

And for want thereof equally at the days and times hereinafter mentioned that is to say to the son and sons at this and their respective ages of twenty one years and to the daughter and daughters at their respective ages aforesaid or marriages with the consent of my said trustees

And as to the other moiety of my personal estate I give and bequeath the same to my said trustees in trust to pay the dividends interest income and other profits thereof into the proper hands of my said daughter Mary during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use to the intent the same may not be subject to the debts or control of any husband she may marry and her receipt alone shall from time to time be a good and sufficient discharge for the same

And from and immediately after her decease in trust as to such last mentioned moiety of my said principal trust estate to pay and divide the same to and amongst the child and children of the said Mary living at the time of her death in such shares and proportions and at such times as the said Mary by any deed or writing or by her last will and testament shall direct or appoint which deed will or writing she is hereby authorised and impowered notwithstanding her coverture to make

And for want thereof equally at such days and times and in such manner as is herein before mentioned in respect to the payment of the other moiety of my said principal trust estate to the children of my said daughter Elizabeth

And in case my said daughter Mary shall have no child or children living at the time of her death then upon trust to pay the dividends and interest of her said moiety which shall accrue after her death to my said daughter Elizabeth Tatham for life to and for her separate use with the intent the same may not be subject to the debts or engagements of her said or any after husband and her receipt alone shall from time to time be a good discharge for the same

And from and after her decease in trust to divide and pay such moiety of my said principal trust estate to and amongst the child and children of the said Elizabeth living at the time of her death in such shares and proportions and at such times as she the said Elizabeth by any deed or writing or by her last will and testament executed as aforesaid shall direct or appoint which deed will or writing she is hereby impowered notwithstanding her coverture to make

And for want thereof equally at such days and times and in such manner as is herein before mentioned in respect to the payment of the other moiety of my said principal trust estate to the children of the said Elizabeth

And in case my said daughters Elizabeth and Mary shall die without issue living at the time of the death of the longer liver of them then upon trust to pay the dividends and interest which shall accrue after the death of the survivor of them to the sole and separate use of my sister Mary Linnell wife of William Linnell carver to the intent that the same may not be subject to the debts or engagements of her said or any after taken husband and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same

And from and after her decease in trust to pay and divide the said principal trust estate to and amongst the child and children grandchild and grandchildren of the said Mary Linnell in such shares and proportions and at such times as she the said Mary Linnell by deed or writing or by her last will and testament executed in the presence of two or more credible witnesses shall direct or appoint which deed will or writing she is hereby impowered nothwithstanding her coverture to make

And for want thereof equally at the days and times hereinafter mentioned that is to say to the son and sons at his and their respective ages of twenty one years and to the daughter and daughters at their respective ages aforesaid or her and their marriages which shall first happen

And I hereby authorize and impower my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor from time to time to change the securities upon which the said principal shall be invested among as they shall think fit which said other shares and securities which the principal trust money or any part thereof shall at any time be invested shall be transferred assigned settled and assured so and in such manner as that the same with the dividends and interest thereof may remain and continue and be applied to for and upon the same trusts as are herein before mentioned

And I direct that my said trustees shall deduct and retain out the said trust money or the dividends or interest thereof all costs charges and expenses they shall sustain or be put unto by means of the trusts aforesaid and that they shall not be accountable or answerable for more money than they shall respectively receive and that the one shall not be answerable or chargeable for or with acts receipts or defaults of the other of them but each for himself and his own act receipt and default only

I give to my said brother Samuel Butler and John Wright twenty pounds a piece for their trouble in and about the execution of the trusts of this my will in case they shall act therein

And I appoint them executors of this my will

And hereby revoke any former wills

And declare this to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above mentioned

Eliz: Bloxham

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Elizabeth Bloxham as and for her last will and testament

In the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other: Hugh Lester ~ Geo. Boughey

This will was proved at London the fifteenth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six before the worshipful Andrew Coltes Theard doctor of laws and surrogate of the right worshipful George Day also doctor of laws master keeper or commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Samuel Butler and John Wright the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having first been sworn duly to administer.



Elizabeth Butler (~1707-1766)

Will dated 16 Jan 1762


Owner/SourcePCC
Date15 May 1766
Linked toElizabeth Butler (Probate)

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