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Will of Ann Gadd, 13 September 1832 - proved 2nd March 1842

    I Ann Gadd widow of John Burland Gadd late of Chelsea in the parish of Saint Luke in the County of Middlesex ... this my last Will and Testament as hereafter stated that is to say ... my wish is that my funeral be in the following manner that my body to be carried in a hearse to the place of internment with one mourning coach to follow. Then my further wish is that after my funeral expences and just debts are paid that whatsoever property I may possess at the time of my decease be equally divided between my four children viz Eleanor Fishlock wife of Joseph Fishlock, Frances Sophia Huggins wife of William Huggins, John Burland Gadd and Stephen Gadd. Should either of these my four children die it is my will that my property be equally divided as aforesaid between the survivors. My clothes to be equally divided between my two daughters as above named. And it is my further request that my plate linen and furniture be equally divided between the four. I hereby appoint Mr Robert Gadd executor to this my Will and request that Mr Robert Gadd my nephew of the New Road, Chelsea has the sum of one pound one shilling as a remuneration for his trouble as being executor to this my last Will and Testament. Ann Gadd. As witness my hand this thirteenth day of September 1832.

    Witness David ..., Appraiser &c, No 1 Cresse Street, Rathbone Place
     
    In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    In the goods of Ann Gadd widow deceased

    Appeared personally Martha Taylar of No 7? Callere? Street, Fulham Road, Brompton in the County of Middlesex spinster and made oath that she knew and was well acquainted with Ann Gadd formerly of Paradise Row, Chelsea but late of Rawstorne Street, Brompton in the parish of Saint Mary Abbot, Kensington in the County of Middlesex widow deceased for several years before and down to the time of her death and that having during such her acquaintance with the said deceased frequently seen her write and subscribe her name to writings she hath thereby become well acquainted with the manner and character of her handwriting and subscription and the deponent having now viewed and inspected the paper writing which is hereto annexed and which purports to be and contain the last Will and Testament of the said deceased which said Will begins thus “I Ann Gadd widow of John Burland Gadd” ends thus “as a remuneration for his trouble as being executor to this my last Will and Testament. As witness my hand this thirteenth day of September 1832” and is thus subscribed “Ann Gadd” and the said deponent having particularly noticed and observed the said recited signature or subscription to the said Will she lastly made oath that she verily and in her conscience believed the said recited signature or subscription appertaining to the said Will to be of the own proper handwriting and subscription of the said deceased. Martha Taylar. On the 24th day of February 1842 the said Martha Taylar was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit. Before me WC Curteis, Surr. Present NB Engleheart, Notary Public
     
    Proved at London 2nd March 1842 before the Worshipful William Calvert Curteis, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Robert Gadd the nephew the sole executor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.

NOTE: Some of the text has been lost in the binding. DW
 
 

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Will of Elizabeth Gadd, 15 May 1618 - proved 6 March ? 1618

    In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Gadd of Easte Horsley widowe beyng good of mynde and perfect of memorye do make heare this my last will and testament in manner and forme folowing. Item first I bequeathe my soule unto the Almightie God whoe is my Creator and Redemer and my bodie to be buried in the churche yarde of East Horsly. Item first I give and bequeathe unto Richard Gadd the elder boy of my sonnes a brasse pott conteyning three gallons and fower peeces of pewter and a chest with locke and key. Item I give unto Robert Gadd the second brother a brasse pann fower peeces of pewter and a chest with locke and key. Item I give unto Mary Gadd the elder daughter of my sonnes tenne poundes beyng in the use of Anthonie Goddard of Westhorsley presentlie after my decease to her and her heires. And for want of heires to Anne Gad and her heires. Item I give unto the aforesaied Marye a featherbed with all furniture therunto belonging and she to have yt at the daye of her marriage or at one and twentie yeres of age to her and her heires. And for want of heires unto Anne Gad and her heires for ever. Item I give unto Anne Gad one kettle and fower peeces of pewter and a chest with a locke and key. Item I make my sonne Richard whole executor of all suche thinges unbequeathed and not given to the which I make Edward Snelling and John Boughton of Easthorsley overseers. And for theire paines I give them fyve shillinges a peece. Made the fifteenth daye of Maye in the yere of the Lord one thowsand sixe hundred and eighteene. To the which I sett my hand. The marke of Elizabeth Gadd.
              Witnesses unto this my will John Vergis his marke; Edward Snelling; John Boughton
    [Latin]
     
    This Will was proved at London before Hugh Barker, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of the Rev John Benett, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted 6 March 1618 by Richard Gadd the son of the deceased and executor named in the said Will to whom admon was granted


 
 
 

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Will of Henry Gadd, 9 January 1850 - proved 24th Sept 1851

            This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Gadd of 103 Brook Street, Lambeth, Surrey builder being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will in manner and form following that is to say. After the payment of all my just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving of this my Will I give unto my dear wife Ann Gadd all and every my real and personal estate whatsoever that it hath pleased God to bestow upon me at the time of my decease for her own absolute use and benefit except the sum paid in the Bank of England in the Consolidated 3 per cent annuities in consideration for fifty pounds that to be equally divided my dear wife and my own sister Susannah Staples widow. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife executrix and William Willy of 42 Princess Square, Saint George’s East executor of this my will and hereby revoke all former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made and do publish this as and for my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Henry Gadd the testator have to this my will contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
    Henry Gadd
     
            Signed sealed published and declared by Henry Gadd the testator as and for his last will and testament at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
    Thomas Blackman; John Davis
     
            In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    In the goods of Henry Gadd deceased
     
            Appeared personally John Davis of No 8 Union Road Kensington in the County of Surrey engineer and made oath that he was present at the execution of and is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last will and testament of the said Henry Gadd late of Brook Street, Lambeth in the County of Surry deceased now hereunto annexed and bearing date the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty. And he lastly made oath that on the said recited day of the date thereof he the said testator duly executed his said will by signing his name “Henry Gadd” at the foot or end thereof in the presence of him the deponent and of Thomas Blackman the other subscribed witness thereto. And he the deponent and the said Thomas Blackman were then present together at the same time and that thereupon they both of them set and subscribed their names to the said will in the presence of the said testator and of each other as witnesses attesting such the due execution thereof. John Davis.
     
           On the twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one the said John Davis was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit before me J Parker Deane.
    Present ..? Robarts, Not Pub
     
           Proved at London 24th Sept 1851 before the Worshipful James Parker Deane, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Ann Gadd widow the relict one of the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved of making the like grant to William Willy the other executor when he shall apply for the same.


 
 
 

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Will of James Gadd, 12 May 1835 - proved 30th July 1835

           This is the last Will and Testament of me James Gadd of Down Street, Piccadilly in the County of Middlesex
    Gentleman. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Mary Halford the wife of James Halford of No 14 Down Street, Piccadilly aforesaid my silver tea pot and to James Valentine Halford (eldest son of the said James Halford and Ann Mary his wife) my oldest silver watch with the gold chain and appendages thereto. And I give and bequeath unto the said Ann Mary Halford the sum of one thousand pounds sterling. And I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Gadd his executors admors and assigns the sum of one thousand four hundred pounds sterling upon the trusts following that is to say. Upon trust that the said John Gadd his executors administrators or assigns do and shall immediately after my decease lay out and invest the same in his or their name or names in the parliamentary stocks or public funds of Great Britain or at interest on Government or real security in England or Wales and do and shall from time to time alter and vary the same for or into any other stocks funds or securities of the like nature at his or their discretion and do and shall stand possessed of the said sum of one thousand four hundred pounds and the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall from time to time be invested and the interest and dividends thereof upon the trusts following that is to say. Upon trust that the said John Gadd his executors administrators or assigns do and shall during the life of my youngest son William Gadd pay the said interest and dividends unto the said William Gadd by even and equal weekly payments for his own use and benefit the first of the said weekly payments to be made at the expiration of one week next after the first half yearly payment of the dividends or interest of the said sum of one thousand four hundred pounds when invested shall become due. And from and immediately after the death of the said William Gadd do and shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the said sum of one thousand four hundred pounds or the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be invested and all dividends due and to accrue due thereon in trust for James Valentine Halford, George Britton Halford, John Gadd Halford, Frederick William Halford, Henry Carpenter Halford, Charles Francois Halford and Marian Dudley Halford the children of the said James Halford and Ann Mary his wife in equal shares and proportions the shares of the said James Valentine Halford, George Britton Halford, John Gadd Halford, Frederick William Halford, Henry Carpenter Halford and Charles Francois Halford to be paid and transferred to them respectively upon their respectively attaining the age of twenty five years and the share of the said Marian Dudley Halford to be paid or transferred to her upon her attaining that age or marrying with the consent of the said John Gadd which shall first happen. And as to all my freehold copyhold and other real estate and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal property I give devise and bequeath the same subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expences and the aforesaid ...... legacies unto the said John Gadd his heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively for his and their absolute use and benefit. And I hereby nominate and appoint the said John Gadd sole executor of this my Will. And revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said James Gadd the testator have to this my last Will and Testament subscribed and set my hand and seal this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
    James Gadd.
     
           Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Gadd the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
    James Hammorton, 111 Piccadilly; George Henry Vaughan, 111 Piccadilly; Fredk James Fuller, Carlton Chambers, Regent S.
     
           Proved at London 30th July 1835 before the Worshipful William Calverley Curtis, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of John Gadd the son the sole exor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer


 
 
 

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Will of John Gadd, 15 January 1658 - proved 1659

         In the name of God Amen the fifteenth day of January in the yeare of our Lord according to the computacon used in the Church of England 1658 I John Gadd of the parishe of Worplesdon yeoman beinge in firme of bodye but of good and perfect memorie (thankes be to the Almightie) and callinge to remembrance the uncertaine condicon of this transitorie life and mans mortallitye with a great desire to settle all thinges in order before my death, doe make constitute declare and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge. And first with a penitent and heart sorrowe for my sinnes past, and a most humble and earnest desire to finde mercy at the throne of grace for the same I doe render and comitt my soule into the handes of Almightie God my Saviour and Redeemer in whome and by whose merritts I doe beleeve and assuredlie hope to be saved and to obtaine remission of all my sinnes and that my soule and body at the generall resurrection shall rise againe with ioye and through the all sufficient merritts of Christs death and passion possesse and inheritt the Kingdome of Heaven prepared for his elect. And my bodie to the earth from whence it came to be buried in the parish church of Worplesdon aforesaid decentlie and in such manner as my executrix hereafter named shall appoint. And nowe for the well bestowinge and disposinge of that temporall estate goods and debtes which it hath pleased his heavenly Maiesty to blesse me with I doe order give and bequeath the same in manner followinge. Imprimis I doe give and bequeath unto my sonne John twenty pounds over and besides the fiftye poundes given unto him by his grandfather. Item to my daughter Mary five and twentie poundes together with the fifteene poundes given by her grandfather. Item to my daughter Elizabeth five and twenty poundes together with the fifteene poundes given by her grandfather. Item I doe give to my daughter Joane the sume of fortye poundes. Item my will is that my said sonne John be paid by my executrix at the age of one and twentie yeares. And my said daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Joane their severall and respective portions or legacies when they shall have accomplished the ages of one and twentie or at the dayes of their or either of their marriages. Item I doe give and bequeath unto my sonne George the sume of fortye poundes to be paid unto him by my said executrix when he shall arrive to the age of one and twenty. And if my said executrix shall within the said time contract marriage with any other man that then shee shall paye unto my said sonne George the sume of tenne poundes more over and above the forty. Item my will is that if any one or more of my said children shall depart this life before their said portion or portions doe become due, then and in that case such portion or portions soe unpaid be distributed and equally shared and devided amonge such or soe many of them as are survivinge by the overseers of this my Will under named. And that my executrix shall have the use benefitt and advantage of the said severall legacies to my saide children for and towardes the well educatinge mainteyninge and bringinge upp of them and everie of them. Item I give unto the poore of the said parishe the sume of three shillinges. Item I doe hereby make constitute and ordaine Mary my deare wife sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. And lastly I doe hereby ordaine appoint and make Charles Whitaker of Purbrite in the Countye of Surrey gent and George Billinghurst of Easthursley in the Countie aforesaid yeoman my good freind and father in lawe to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament with a request that they will undertake the same. And in consideracon of their paines and care herein I doe will and bequeath unto them, 3s 4d a peece to be paid unto them over and besides their charges and necessarie expences herein. In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. John Gadd.
     
           Sealed signed delivered and declared to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of Cha: Whitaker; the marke of Richard Gates.
     
           This Will was proved at London the seaven and twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fiftye nyne before the Judges for probate of Wills and granntinge administracons lawfully authorized by the oathe of Mary Gadd the relict and executrix named in the said Will to whome was comitted administracon of all & singular the goodes chattells and debtes of the said deceased shee beinge first sworne by Commission truely to administer &c


 
 
 

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Will of John Sale Gadd 1847 - proved 1848

           This is the last Will and Testament of me John Sale Gadd of No 5 Hungerford Street, Strand in the County of Middlesex, linen draper
    That is to say I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be paid by my executrix hereafter named out of my personal estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and after payment and satisfaction thereof I give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Caroline Margaret all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever that I may die possessed of interested in or entitled to, to hold the same and every part thereof according to the respective natures or tenures thereof unto my said wife her heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely and for ever. And I do hereby appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
    In witness whereof I the said testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.
    John Sale Gadd.
     
           Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
    FM Creed; Geo Brown, Solr, 21 Finsbury Place
     
            Proved at London the 3rd March 1848 before the Worshipful Frederic Thomas Pratt, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Caroline Margaret Gadd widow the relict the sole executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer


 
 
 

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Will of Richard Gadd, 14th May 1697 - Proved March 1707

            Know all men by these presents that I Richard Gadd belonging to his Majesties Ship Ipswich mariner have and by these presents doe make ordain and constitute my loveing and welbeloved wife Sarah Gadd my true and lawfull attorney irevokeable for me and in my name and for her use to also demand and receive of and from the Right Honoble the Treasurer or Paymaster of his Majesties Navy and Commissioners for prize money and whom else it may concern as well all such wages and pay bounty money prize money and all other sume and sumes of money whatsoever as now is and which hereafter as now is and which hereafter shall or may be due or payable unto me pursuant to his Majesties glorious declaration of the twenty third of May 1689. And alsoe all such pencons salarys smart money and all other moneys and things whatsoever which now and at any time hereafter is and shall be due to me for my service or otherwise in any of his Majesties shipps friggotts or vessells or any merchant ship or ships. As alsoe to demand recover and receive of all other person or persons whatsoever whom it doth or may concerne all and singular such other sume and sumes of money goods wares effects wages debts dues claimes and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either by bond bill booke accompt or otherwise howsoever. And moreover in my name and for my proper use to demise and lett by lease in writing or otherwise all or any of my messuages lands or tenements to such person or persons and for such term of yeares condicons and reservations as my said attorney or her Councell shall think fitt and convenient giving and hereby granting unto my said attorney my full and whole power in the premisses and to recover and receive all and singular the sume and sumes of money matters and things aforesaid. And upon non payment thereof or any part thereof all such person and persons whom it may concerne and where need shall require their executors admi’strators and goods to sue arrest attach seize imprison prosecute and to condemn and to compound and agree and out of prison to release and discharge. And upon receipt of the said premisses or any part thereof acquittances releases or any other discharges for me and in my name to make seal and deliver. And one attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke and generally to act and doe all other acts matters and things whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and touching the premisses as fully and effectually as I ought or could doe if I were personally present ratifying and allowing for firm and valid and irrevokeable all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in or touching the premisses by vertue of these presents. And I the said Richard Gadd considering the uncertainty of this transitory life doe make and declare these presents to contain my last Will and Testament that is to say.
    All and singular such wages sume and sumes of money bonds tenements goods chattells and estate whatsoever wherewith at the time of my decease I shall be possessed or interested or which shall then belong or of right appertain to me I doe give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Sarah Gadd her heires and assignes forever. And I doe hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Sarah Gadd full and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. And doe revoke all former Wills and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made. And doe ordain these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the fourteenth day of May Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninety seaven and in the ninth year of his Majesties Reigne.
    The mark of Richard Gadd.
     
            Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of
    Isaac Townsend, Captn; James Lake, Mar; Wm Dolbe, Boats; Jno Barker, Clke, Ipswch
    (Latin)
     
            This Will was proved at London 17 March 1707 (English style) before the Rev John Exton, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of the Rev Richard Raines, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by Sarah Gadd the relict & executrix of the deceased named in the said Will to whom admon was granted.


 
 
 

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Will of Richard Gadd 1713 - proved September 1715

            In the name of God Amen I Richard Gadd of West Horsly in the County of Surry being in good health and of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be Almighty God for the same do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body I committ to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executor hereafter names. And as touching such temporall estate wherewith Almighty God has blessed me I dispose thereof as follows. Imprimis I give and bequeath to my kinsman Henry Gadd of West Clandon twenty shillings of lawfull mony of Great Brittaine. Item I give and bequeath to my kinsman Abraham Gadd of Worplesdon ten pounds of like lawfull money. Item I give and bequeath to my kinsman Christopher Gadd of Ditton five pounds of like lawfull money. Item I give and bequeath to my kinswoman Katherine Gadd and sister to the before named Henry Gadd five pounds of like lawfull money. Item I give and bequeath to my kinsman John Chipping of East Horsly five pounds of like lawfull mony and to the children of the said John Chipping tenn pounds to be divided amongst them equally by my executor hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath to my brother in law John Cook ten pounds of like lawfull mony. All which legacys before mentioned shall be paid by my executor within one yeare after my death. Item all the rest and residue of my goods chattells ready money at interest other monys and personall estate whatsoever (after my debts and legacyes paid and funerall expences discharged) I give and bequeath to my kinsman William Gadd of Cobham whom I make constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Richard Gadd have to this my last Will and Testament sett my hand and seale the seventh day of October in the twelfth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Queen Anne of Great Brittaine &c Annoq Domini 1713. The mark of Richard Gadd.
     
            Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Gadd to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said testator.
    Reginald Smith; Tho Hogflesh; Hen Pawley
     
            This Will was proved at London before William Phipps, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of John Bettesworth, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted 15 September 1715 by William Gadd the executor named in the said Will to whom was granted admon &c


 
 
 

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Will of Thomas Gadd 1708 - proved 1712

            I Thomas Gadd of the City of Bristoll being bound for an intended voyage to sea doe hereby make this my last Will and Testament revokeing all other former Wills by me made and none to stand and be inforced but this only. And as to what other worldly estate it hath pleased God to endow me withall I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Grace Gadd whom I mess my whole executrix of this my last Will. And as for what claim calling and demand any of my brothers and and other of my kinh can have I leave them 12d per pson. As witnes my hand and seal this first day of July Anno Domini 1708. Thomas Gadd.
     
            Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us. William Searle; Xpher Wall
     
            This Will was proved at London before William Clements, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of Charles Hedges, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted 4 February 1712 by Grace Gadd widow the relict & executrix named in the said Will to whom was granted admon &c


 
 
 

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Will of Thomas Gadd 1844 - proved 1849

            This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Gadd of Leatherhead in the County of Surrey
    Gentleman.
    I bequeath all my household furniture plate linen china and glass to my dear wife Amelia Gadd absolutely. I bequeath all my wearing apparel and clothes to my son John Gadd absolutely. I give devise and bequeath all those my messuages or tenements gardens and hereditaments situate in the Fair Field in the said parish of Leatherhead and all other my real estate (except such estates as I hold by way of mortgage or as a trustee) and all the residue of my personal estate unto my said wife Amelia Gadd and John Woodroffe of Ewell in the said County of Surrey shoemaker their heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively upon trust to sell my said real estate together or in parcels by public auction or private contract and to convert and get in my residuary personal estate when and as the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall in their his or her discretion deem it most advantageous so to do and in the meantime such real and personal estate and the rents issues and yearly produce thereof respectively shall be subject to the trusts and provisions hereinafter contained concerning the money to arise therefrom and concerning the income of such money and such real estate shall be considered as converted in equity from the time of my decease for the purpose of such trusts and provisions. And I direct that the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall stand possessed of the monies to arise from the sale of my said real and personal estate after payment of my debts and funeral expences and the expences of proving this my Will and the costs and charges attending the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed upon trust to invest the same in the names or name of my said trustees or trustee in or upon the public stocks funds or securities of the United Kingdom or and real estates in England and vary the investment from time to time for any other investment of the description aforesaid. And upon further trust to permit and empower my said wife to receive the annual income of the said monies or the stocks funds or securities whereon the same shall be invested during her life. And after her death as to the same monies stocks funds and securities and the annual income thenceforth to become due in trust for my children John Gadd and Amelia Marks widow to be divided equally among them and their respective executors administrators and assigns and the respective shares of such children to be absolutely vested on my decease. And I declare that the provision hereby made for my said wife shall be accepted by her in full satisfaction of her claim to dower and free bench out of any real estate of which I have been or now am or shall be seized. I give and devise all the real estate vested in me as mortgagee or trustee unto my said wife and the said John Woodroffe their heirs and assigns subject to the equities affecting the same respectively. And I empower my said trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will to give receipts for all purchase and other monies and effects to be delivered to them him or her by virtue of this my Will and declare that such receipts shall exonerate the persons taking the same from all liability to see to the application or disposition of the monies or effects therein mentioned provided always that if my said wife and the said John Woodroffe or either of them or any future trustees or trustee to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned shall depart this life or refuse or decline to act or be desirous to be discharged from the said trusts then it shall be lawful for my said wife and the said John Woodroffe or the survivor of them or the surviving or continuing trustee or the retiring trustee or the executors or administrators of the deceased trustee by any writing under their his or her hands or hand to appoint a new trustee or trustees for the purposes aforesaid in whom alone or as the case may be jointly with any surviving or continuing trustee my trust estate shall be vested. And I exempt every trustee of my Will from liability for losses occurring without his or her own wilful default and authorize him or her to retain and allow to his or her cotrustee all expences incidental to the trusteeship. And I appoint my said wife and the said John Woodroffe executrix and executor of this my Will.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty four. Thos Gadd
     
            Signed by the said testator in the presence of us all being present at the same time who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Wm Woodroffe, Leatherhead; Heathfield Young, Solr, Dorking
     
            Proved at London 9th Feb 1849 before the Worshipful Frederic Thomas Pratt, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of John Woodroffe the surviving executor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer


 
 
 

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Will of William Gadd 9th December 1846 - proved 1847

            This is the last Will and Testament of me William Gadd late of Kennington Oval in the parish of Saint Mary, Lambeth in the County of Surry but now of Bowling Green Street in the same parish
    Gentleman
    made the ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.
    I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Gadd his executors administrators and assigns my two leasehold messuages or tenements and premises situate in Park Street, Kennington in the County of Surrey and the fixtures therein being my property one of which is now in the occupation of my said son Joseph Gadd for all my term and interest therein subject to the payment of the rent and performance of the covenants reserved and contained in the lease by virtue of which the same are held. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Sarah Summersby her executors administrators and assigns my two leasehold messuages or tenements and premises situate in Devonshire Street, Kennington aforesaid and numbered 14 and 15 and the fixtures therein being my property for all my term and interest therein subject to the payment of the rent and performance of the covenants reserved and contained in the lease by virtue of which the same are held. I give and bequeath unto the said Joseph Gadd and my grandson Richard Summersby the sum of three thousand one hundred pounds three pounds per centum consolidated Bank annuities upon trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my daughter Sarah the wife of Richard Summersby to have receive and take the interest and dividends of the said sum of three thousand one hundred pounds three pounds per cent consolidated Bank annuities from the time of my decease for and during the term of her natural life for her own sole and separate use and benefit and free from all debts control or engagements of her present husband or any future husband she may intermarry with but not by way of anticipation. And I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said daughter notwithstanding her coverture shall be a good and sufficient discharge and good and sufficient discharges to my said trustees or other the person or persons paying the same for the said interest and dividends so as the same be not paid or received by way of anticipation. And from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Sarah Summersby then as to the sum of one thousand pounds three pounds per cent consolidated Bank annuities part of the said sum of three thousand one hundred pounds like annuities upon trust to pay the same unto and equally amongst my four grand children Sarah Summersby, Elizabeth Summersby, Joseph Summersby and John Summersby or such of them as shall be living at the time of the decease of my said daughter Sarah Summersby absolutely and for their own use and benefit. And as to the sum of two thousand one hundred pounds three pounds per cent consolidated Bank annuities the residue of the said sum of three thousand one hundred pounds like annuities from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Sarah Summersby I will and direct that the same shall sink into and become part of my residuary estate. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Sarah Summersby the sum of two hundred pounds sterling. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Summersby the sum of one hundred pounds sterling. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Joseph Summersby the sum of one hundred pounds sterling. And I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Summersby the sum of one hundred pounds sterling. And I will and direct that the four last mentioned legacies shall be payable within nine months after my decease. And I give devise and bequeath and by virtue of every power me enabling do direct limit and appoint all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature or kind soever and all other property which I now have or at the time of my decease may have power to devise bequeath or appoint by my Will (except what I herein specifically dispose of) unto my said grandson Richard Summersby his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the respective natures of the same absolutely provided also and I do declare that the receipt or receipts of the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall be a good and sufficient discharge and good and sufficient discharges to any person or persons who shall pay any monies to them or him on account of my estate or under or by virtue of my will and that the person or persons paying any such money or monies and taking any such receipt or receipts shall not afterwards be bound to see to the application thereof or be answerable or accountable for the loss misapplication or nonapplication of the same or any part or parts thereof nor shall any purchaser or purchasers mortgagee or mortgagees be bound to enquire into the expediency of any sale or mortgage under this my will provided also and I do hereby declare if the before mentioned trustees or either of them or any trustees or trustee to be appointed as hereafter is mentioned shall die or become unable or unwilling to act in the trusts aforesaid before the same shall be performed then and so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will or for the executors or administrators of the last surviving trustee or for some or one of such persons if the other or others shall be unable or unwilling to exercise this present power to appoint any other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees in the place of him or them so dying or becoming unable or unwilling to act and all the trust premises shall be effectually vested in the surviving or continuing and new trustee or in such new trustee if there shall be no surviving or continuing trustee nevertheless upon the trusts herein declared thereof respectively. And that such new trustee or trustees shall and may as well before or after any conveyance as signment or transfer to him or them act in the said trusts and be invested with the same powers as if he or they has been originally appointed by this my will. And I do further declare that if from any cause or upon any occasion whatsoever the aforesaid power of appointing new trustees cannot be exercised then and as often as the same shall happen such power shall and may be exercised by my personal representative or representatives for the time being if any such there be provided also and I do hereby declare that for the purpose of exercising all powers herein contained which are given to or shall vest in the executors of any person or persons an executor or executors who hath or have proved his her or their testator’s will shall be considered as the only executor or executors of such testator notwithstanding there may be another executor or other executors who hath or have not proved. And I hereby direct that my said trustees shall be at liberty from and out of any monies which may come to their respective hands by virtue of this my will to deduct and retain to themselves respectively all such costs charges and expences as they respectively shall or may expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or in anywise relating thereto. And that in case any or either of my said trustees for the time being shall be practising as an attorney or solicitor then that they or he being such attornies or solicitors attorney or solicitor shall and may be at liberty to retain to himself or themselves or be paid for their or his loss of time and professional attendances and services in the same manner in all respects as if they or he had not been appointed trustee or trustees of this my will but had been appointed by or on behalf of any executor or executors trustee or trustees I might have appointed by this my will for the purpose of carrying the thrusts thereof into execution. And my said trustees shall not be answerable the one for the other of them nor for the acts deeds receipts neglects or defaults of each other but each of them only for and in respect only of his own acts deeds neglects and defaults and that neither of my said trustees shall be charged or chargeable with any sum or sums of money other than shall actually come to his own hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss or damage which may happen to any of the said trust premises or any part or parts thereof except the same shall happen by or through his wilful default or neglect. And I appoint my said son Joseph Gadd and my said grandson Richard Summersby joint executors of this my will. And I devise all the lands and hereditaments vested in me as trustee or mortgagee for an estate of freehold unto and to the use of the said Joseph Gadd and Richard Summersby their heirs and assigns upon and subject to the several trusts and equities affecting the same lands and hereditaments respectively. And I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me heretofore made and do declare this present writing contained in four sheets of paper to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have to this my will and testament contained in four sheets of paper set my hand at the end of this and the three preceding sheets the day and year first above written.
    Wm Gadd
     
            Signed by the said William Gadd the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Thomas Haselum; John William Jones, clerks to Mr Charles Blake, Solr, 68 London Wall, City
     
            Proved at London 25th March 1847 before the Worshipful Augustus Frederic Bayford, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Joseph Gadd the son and Richard Summersby the grandson the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer


 
 
 

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Will of William Gadd, 1 January 1851 - proved 1857

            This is the last Will and Testament of me William Gadd of Heyshott in the County of Sussex yeoman
    Whereby in the first place I appoint my sons George Gadd and Willis Gadd my executors. And I give to my son Edward Gadd ten pounds only he being already provided for. And I direct that the same shall be paid as soon as may be after my decease. And as to my share in the farm lands and hereditaments situate at Heyshott aforesaid and their appurtenances which I and my said son Willis rent of Colonel George Wyndham and in the live and dead stock and other property and effects upon or belonging to the same in case I shall not have given up such share to my said son Willis in my lifetime I bequeath the same to him and his executors and administrators. And as to my freehold messuage farm lands and hereditaments with the appurtenances situate in Heyshott aforesaid and sometimes called Heyshott Farm. And as to my freehold field called Pitch Place Field situate in Heyshott and my leasehold messuage farm lands and premises in Heyshott which I hold under the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the City of Chichester and all the live and dead stock growing crops and other effects which shall be in upon about or belonging to the said hereditaments called Heyshott Farm and Pitch Place Field and the said leasehold premises. And as to my two freehold messuages or dwelling houses buildings and yards with the appurtenances situate in North Street in the City of Chichester aforesaid now or lately occupied by Meses Burbett and Mrs Beatson. And as to all other my real estate (if any) and my monies and securities and my live and dead stock and crops household effects and other personal estate not herein before respectively disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same unto my said sons George Gadd and Willis Gadd their heirs executors administrators and assigns in equal undivided moieties as tenants in common for their own use and benefit chargeable nevertheless and I hereby charge all and every of the real and personal estates which I have hereby devised and bequeathed unto my said sons George and Willis jointly as aforesaid with the payment (in exoneration of my other estate) of all such monies as I shall owe on mortgage of the respective portions of the said real estate and also with the payment of all my other debts and of my funeral and testamentary expenses. And also chargeable and I hereby charge all the said real and personal estates so herein before devised and bequeathed to my said sons George Gadd and Willis Gadd jointly as aforesaid with the payment of the legacy of one hundred pounds which I give to my eldest son William Gadd and of the legacy of three hundred and fifty pounds which I give to each of my two daughters Martha Gadd and Mary Ann Gadd. All which three legacies I direct to be paid within twelve calendar months after my decease with interest at four pounds per cent. And I also charge my said last mentioned personal estate with the payment of the legacy of twenty pounds to or for the benefit of each of the children of the said William Gadd who shall survive me and I direct that the same shall be raised out of such personal estate and be paid to or applied for the maintenance education or advancement in the world of such children respectively (whether of full age or not) at such times and in such way and manner as my executors (who I am convinced will exercise sound discretion) shall think most beneficial to such children. And lastly I revoke all Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this first day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.
    Wm Gadd.
     
            Signed and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us (both of us being present at the same time) who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have set our names as witnesses.
    MS Sowton; Wm Stamp
     
            Proved at London 19th of Nov 1857 before the Judge by the oaths of George Gadd and Willis Gadd the sons the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer


 
 
 

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All the above-
Transcribed from - downloaded copies by Dave Woolven, Newport, South Wales. 2009
Transcribed for - Robert Campbell, Camira, Queensland, Australia and Pat Burdick, Port Alberni, BC, Canada

Donated by Pat Burdick, Canada January 2010 from her transcriptions.
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