Thomas Corsellis 1772 - 1845

Son of Rev N. Corsellis & Mary Goodall

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Maj Gen Sir Thomas Corsellis
National Archives

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1 This is the last Will and Testament

2 of me Thomas Corsellis late of upper Bedford Place in the County

3 of Middlesex knight Commander of the Bath a Major General

4 in the service of the Honourable the East India Company I give


5 and bequeath allmy furniture plate linen china pictures trinkets

6 wine carriages or any other household effects to my natural Daugh

7 ter Eliza Williamson  for her own absolute use and benefit And I

8 confirm any gifts thereof or of any other kind which in my life-

9 time I shall make in favor of my said Daughter I give and bequeath

10 to Robert Barnwall of the Oriental Club Hanover Square in the

11 County of Middlesex a Lieutenant Colonel in the Service of the

12 said East India Company on the Bombay Establishment the sum

13 of nineteen guineas And as to the Rest Residue and Remainder

14 of my property real and personal of what nature or kind soever

15 I give devise and bequeath the same unto the said Robert

16 Barnwall my said Daughter Eliza Williamson and my friend

17 Henry Phillips of Sise Lane in the City of London Attorney and

18 the survivor of them and the executors administrators and

19 assigns of such survivor upon Trust to allow the same to remain

20 on the securities on which they shall be invested at the time of

21 my decease or to call in and convert the same and invest the same

22 on some or one of the British Government securities and out of

23 the dividends interest or annual proceeds thereof to continue and

24 pay the following annuities which I have been in the habit of

25 paying in my lifetime To my friend William Harvey late in the

26 Bombay Civil Service and his wife and the survivor of them an

27 annuity of ten pounds per annum payable half yearly the first

28 half yearly payment to be made at the end of three months

29 after my decease To Bajah Boyh a Native woman residing in

30 Bombay the sum of one hundred and twenty Bompay Rupees per

31 annum To Kinina or Anreena formerly in the service of the

32 late Theresa Bobo the sum of seventy two Bombay Rupees per

33 annum and to Margaret or Mercury also formerly a Servant in

34 the same service the sum of sixty Bombay rupees per annum

35 And I direct all the said last mentioned annuities to be paid by

36 monthly installments the first instalment to be paid at such period

37 after my decease as shall render the payment of the said annuities

38 granted as aforesaid a progressive continuance of them as paid in

39 my lifetime And subject to the said annuities I direct my said

40 trustees and the survivor of them and the executors administrators

41 ans assigns of such survivor to pay the bequest dividends over my

42 said residuary estate to the said Eliza Williamson her executors

43 administrators and assigns for her sole and separate use indepen

44 dently of and husband with whom she may intermarry I

45 appoint the said Robert Barnwall Eliza Williamson and Henry

46 Philipps Executors of this my will And I hereby acknowledge that

47 certain furniture and property now remaining in the names of

48 my said Daughter and self at Tilburys Ware Rooms High Street

49 Marlebone is the sole property of my said Daughter In witness

50 whereof I have hereunto set my subscribed my hand this thirty

51 first thirteenth day of ffebruary one thousand eight hundred and

52 forty four T Corsellis Signed and published by the said testator

53 as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who

54 in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other

55 have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the  words the

56 interest dividends and the words thirty first being first erased

57 Fredk H J Allen Clerks to K Phillips Solc 4 Sire Lane

58 Bucklersbury

59 Proved at London the 9th April 1845 before the worshipful

60 ffrederik Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath


61 of Henry Philipps one of the Executors to whom Admon was granted

62 having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of

63 making the like grant to Robert Barnwall Esqr and Eliza

64 Williamson Spinster the other Executors when they shall apply

65 the same



A summary of names and relationships mentioned in the will of Joseph Ham


Names                                                    Relationship                             Line

Eliza Williamson                                     Daughter                                   7, 16, 48

Robert Barnwall                                                                                       10, 16

Henry Phillips                                                                                           17

William Harvey                                      Friend                                       25

Bajah Boyh                                                                                               29

Konina                                                    Servant                                      31

Margaret                                                 Servant                                      33



Eliza Williamson

Robert Barnwall

Henry Phillips


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