Will of Frances Corsellis nee Child 1717 - 1759

Wife of Nicholas Corsellis 1697-1761

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Will of Frances Corsellis
Essex Record Office

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1 In the name of God Amen

2 I Frances Corsellis the Wife of Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenhoe

3 Hall in the County of Essex Esquire Do make and Ordain this

4 to be my last Will and Testament Whereas by Indenture bearing

5 Date on or about the ffifteenth day of May one thousand Seven

6 hundred and fifty eight and made Between the said Nicholas

7 Corsellis and my self of the one part And the Reverend John

8 Evatt of Colchester in the County of Essex Clerk of the other part

9 for the considerations the will mentioned the said Nicholas

10 Corsellis and my self did Grant Bargain Sell Assign Transferr

11 and sett over unto the said John Evatt his Executors administrators

12 and Assigns a moiety of Eleven Thousand and ffour hundred

13 pounds Share or Interest in the Stock of the Hudsons Bay

14 Company Standing in the Name of the Accountant General

15 of the High Court of Chanceryand placed to the Credit of a

16 cause depending in the said Court Intitled Bromley against

17 Child and of the Dividends Attending the same Share and a

18 moiety of Three hundred and sixty six pounds thirteen shillings

19 and eleven pence cash in the Bank in that Cause and a moiety of

20 one thousand Two hundred and Twenty two pounds ffour shillings

21 other shares or Interest in the said Hudsons Bay Stock directed

22 to be transferred to the said Nicholas Corsellis and myself by

23 a Decree of the said Court of Chancery made in a Cause

24 wherein the said Nicholas Corsellis and myself and James

25 ffitzgerald and mary his wife are plaintiffs and Sir Atwell

26 Lake and others are Defendants and a Moiety of the Dividends

27 attending that share of the said stock and Interest of such

28 Dividends And also a large Debt Amounting to nine thousand

29 pounds and upwards proved by Sir Casar Child Baronet

30 my late Brother deceased under a commission of Bankrupt

31 Awarded and Issued out against John Tyson Esquire And also

32 all and Singular the Goods Chattles and Effects whatsoever

33 and wheresoever which the said Nicholas Corsellis and myself

34 in my Right were possessed of Interested in or Intitled unto

35 either in Law or Equity as I was the only Sister and Executrix

36 named in the last Will and Testament of the said Sir Casar

37 Child deceased or Administratrix of the Effects of Sir Stephen

38 Evance Knight deceased unadministered by the said Sir Casar

39 Child or otherwise and all the Right Title property

40 Claim or Demand of the said Nicholas and Myself

41 in and to the same or any part thereof In Trust in the first

42 place thereout to Raise and pay unto the said Nicholas

43 Corsellis his Executors Administrators and Assigns All such

44 Sum and Sums of Money Costs charges Damages and Expenses

45 as should at any time thereafter be Recovered against or

46 be sustained Expended or become payable by him or them

47 for or in Respect of any Lawsuits or Suits in Chancery or

48 elsewhere already Incurred or thereafter to arise relating

49 to the said Granted or Assigned premisses or any part

50 thereofAnd for or in respect of any unsatisfyed Debts of

51 the said Sir Casar Child or of Sir Stephen Evann or of any

 

52 Debt or Debts contracted or which Should be Contracted by or

53 on my Sole Account and Subject thereto  upon this ffurther

54 Trust that the said Evatt his Executors Administrators

55 and Assigns Should from time to time and at all times

56 thereafter pay Assign and Transfer the said moietys

57 and premises thereby vested in him or them to such person

58 and persons upon such Trusts and for such Intents and

59 purposes either absolutely or Conditionally and with or

60 without power of Revocation and in such manner and

61 fform as I alone notwithstanding my Coverture should

62 from time to time by any Deed or Deeds Writing or Writings

63 to be my me Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Two or

64 more credible Witnesses or by my last Will and Testament

65 in Writing or any Writing purporting to be my will to be

66 by me Signed and published in the presence of the like Number

67 of witnesses and which last Will and Testament power is

68 given by the said Indenture to me to make as to me shall

69 Seem meet Direct Limit or Appoint Now I the said ffrances

70 Corsellis by virtue of the power Given by the aforesaid

71 Indenture and by Virtue of all and every other power and powers

72 with which I am Invested or Enabling me thereto Do by this

73 my last Will and Testament Signed by me in the presence of

74 three Credible Witnesses Will Order Ordain Direct Limit and

75 Appoint as follows and first I do hereby Order Ordain Direct

76 Limit and Appoint that the said John Evatt his Executors

77 Administrators and Assigns do and Shall on my Death Stand

78 and be possessed of the said Several Moietys of the said

79 Eleven thousand and ffour hundred pounds and Twelve

80 hundred and Twenty two pounds ffour Shillings Shares or

81 Interest in the said Hudsons Bay Company and of all Interest

82 and Dividends which shall after my Death Arise therefrom

83 or be payable for the same In Trust in the first place out of

84 such Interest and Dividends to Raise pay or retain to him

85 the said John Evatt for his own proper use One Annuity or

86 yearly sum of Two hundred pounds to be paid to or claimed

87 by him Quarterly at ffity pounds a Quarter Clear of all

88 Deductions whatsoever the ffirst quarter payment to

89 commence and to be made at the End of Three Calendar

90 Months next after my Decease and the payment of such

91 annuity in manner aforesaid is to continue until the said

92 John Evatt shall come into the possession of the living of

93 Bradwelljuxtamare in the said County of Essex purchased

94 by his late ffather for his Benefit or shall dye(which of the

95 said cases shall ffirst happen) And subject to such Annuity

96 In Trust that the said John Evatt his Executors Administrators

97 and Assigns shall stand and be possessed of the said moietys

98 of the said shares and Interest in the said Hudsons Bay

99 Company and the Interest or Dividends which shall arise

100 therefrom or be payable for the same to and for the Equal

101 Benefit of my two SonsNicholas Corsellis and Nicholas

102 Casar Corsellis the Capital of the said Moietys to be transferred

103 by the said John Evatt his Executors Administrators Assigns

 

104 to my said Sons Equally and in Equal Shares on there Arrival

105 respectively to the Age of Twenty one years and the Interest

106 or Dividends in the mean time Subject as aforesaid to be

107 paid and Applied Yearly in equal Moietys for the maintenance

108 and Education of my said two Sons But in case either of my

109 said Two Sons Shall Dye before he arrives to the age of

110 Twenty one years then it is my Will  And I hereby Direct and

111 Appoint that the whole Capital of the said moietys and the

112 Interest or Dividends which Shall arise from or be payable

113 for the same Subject as aforesaid to the said Annuity after

114 the Death of such of my said Two Sons as shall Dye before he

115 attains his age of Twenty one Years as aforesaid shall be

116 Transferred and paid to the Survivor of my said two Sons

117 his Executor Administrators And I further will and Ordain

118 Direct Limit and Appoint that the said John Evatt his Executors

119 Administrators and Assigns Do Stand and be possessed of the

120 said Nine thousand pounds and upwards the Debt proved by

121 Sir Cesar Child Baronet my late Brother under the commission

122 of Bankruptcy awared and Issued against the said John Tyson

123 Esquire when the same shall be Recovered in and received or

124 of such Sum as Shall be recovered or received in for or on

125 account of such Debt In Trust to pay the same Debt or

126 whatever Shall be so received on Account thereof to and for

127 the use of my said Two Sons in the following proportions that

128 is to say two third parts thereof the whole into three parts

129 to be Divided to my Eldest Son Nicholas Corsellis his Executors

130 or Administrators and the remaining third part thereof to

131 my said Son Nicholas Casar Corsellis his Executors or

132 Administrators And I hereby Impower the said John Evatt

133 (whom I have hereinafter appointed my Executor) to compound

134 the said Debt of Nine thousand pounds and upwards in such

135 manner as he shall see proper Item I give and bequeath

136 unto my Eldest Son Nicholas Corsellis my Diamond

137 Necklace and my best Diamond Ring my Gold Watch Chain and

138 all the seals and Trinkets thereto belonging And also my

139 Diamond Snapp Earings Item I give and bequeath to my

140 Son Nicholas Casar Corsellis my second best Diamond Ring

141 my Diamond Hoop Ring my best Diamond Earings my Gold

142 Snuff Box my Diamond Butter ffly his ffathers picthre set in

143 Gold and all my plate And as to all the Rest Residue and

144 remainder of my Personal Estate of what Nature or kind whatsoever

145 of which I Shall Dye Possessed or of which any other person

146 or persons whatsoever shall stand possessed In Trust for me

147 or for my use and Benefit Subject to the payment of my Debts

148 and of any ffuture Legacies I shall give by any Codicil

149 thereafter to be by me made I Give Devise and Bequeath to

150 my said Two Sons whom I hereby make my Residuary

151 Legatees to be Equally Divided between themShare and share

152 alike And I hereby make Ordain Constitute Appoint the

153 said John Evatt Executor of this my Will and do Direct that

154 the said John Evatt his Executors Admiistrators and Assigns

155 shall not be put to any Costs charges or Expenses in the

 

156 Execution of the Trusts hereby in him Reposed but that all Costs

157 charges and Expenses any way relating thereto Shall be in

158 the first place born paid and deducted out of my said Trust

159 Estate and the produce or Encrease thereof nor shall he or they

160 be Answerable for more than he or they shall and do receive

161 of my said Trust Estate nor for any loss or Damage which may

162 happen thereto without his or their Wilfull Default And

163 Tohereas in and by the said Indenture of the ffifteenth of May

164 One thousand seven hundred and fifty eight His Covenanted

165 and Agreed that in Case at any time thereafter during the

166 Joint lives of the said Nicholas Corsellis and myself any

167 Estate Real or personalShould come to or Vest in the or the

168 said Nicholas Corsellis my husband in my right by Device

169 Descent or otherwise the same Should be held and Enjoyed by

170 me as my Sole and Seperate Estate and Should remain continue

171 and be at my own Seperate Disposal notwithstanding my

172 Coverture And that the said Nicholas Corsellis his Heirs

173 Executors and Administrators Should and Would at my request

174 Costs and charges Join with me in Conveying the same to such

175 person as I Should Appoint Now I the said ffrances Corsellis

176 by Virtue of the said power Given me in and by the said

177 Indenture and by Virtue of all and every other power and

178 powers with which I am invested or Enabling me thereto

179 Do hereby Give Dispose of Devise and bequeath unto my said

180 Son Nicholas Casar Corsellis and to his Heirs and Assigns for

181 ever all that my ffreehold Capital Messuages or House called

182 Gwin Situate at Woodford Bridge in the said County of Essex

183 with all and Singular the Outhouses Barns Stables Coach

184 Houses Yards Gardens Orchards ffish Ponds Land and other

185 Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Occupation

186 of Eliab Harvey Esquire and also my Seven Closes of Arable

187 Meadow and Pasture Land adjoining to the said Capital

188 Messuage or House now in the Occupation of Mr John Spradbury

189 his undertenantsor Assigns And I hereby Order Direct and

190 Appoint that my said Son Nicholas Corsellis and his Heirs shall

191 permit and Suffer my said Son Nicholas Casar Corsellis and

192 his Heirs and Assigns quietly to hold and Enjoy all my said

193 ffreehold Estate at Woodford Bridge Agreeable and according

194 to the Device and Disposition by me hereby made to him

195 his Heirs and Assigns thereof as aforesaid And that my said

196 Son Nicholas Corsellis and his Heirs shall Join in Doing any

197 Act or Acts whatsoever as Council shall advise for conveying

198 or Assuring unto the said Nicholas Casar Corsellis and his

199 Heirs and Assigns my said ffreehold Estate at Woodford Bridge

200 aforesaid But in case my said Eldest Son Nicholas Corsellis

201 or his Heirs shall refuse to Join in such Act or Acts for

202 conveying and Assuring unto the said Nicholas Casar

203 corsellis and to his Heirs and Assigns my said ffreehold

204 Estate at Woodford Bridge aforesaid or Shall Contest the

205 Validity of this my Will with respect to the aforesaid Device

206 thereof Then it is my Will And I hereby Order Ordain

207 Direct Limit and Appoint that the said John Evatt his

 

208 Executors Administrators and Assigns Shall in that Case Stand

209 and be possessed of the whole of my said Moietys of the

210 Shares or Interest in the Hudson Bay Company and of

211 all Interest or Dividends which shall Arise therefrom after

212 my Death or be payable for the same Subject to the aforesaid

213 Annuity to him In Trust for the Sole use and Benefit of my

214 said Son Nicholas Casar Corsellis his Executors Admors

215 and Assigns And that my said Son Nicholas Corsellis his

216 Executors Administrators or Assigns Shall have no Right

217 Title property or Claim therein or thereto anything herein

218 contained to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding

219 In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and

220 Testament contained in ffour Sheets of paper set my

221 Name at the Bottom of the three first Sheets And my

222 Name and Seal to this Sheet this Nineteenth day of

223 August In the year of our Lord One thousand seven

224 hundred and ffity nine f Corsellis Signed Sealed

225 published and declared by the said Testator as and for

226 her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who

227 have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in the

228 Presence and at the Request of the Testratrix and in the

229 Presence of each other John Spradbury Marg Spradbury

230 Edwd Boroman

231 Whereas I Frances Corsellis the wife of

232 Nicholas Corsellis of Wivenhoe Hall in the County of Essex

233 Esquire in anf by my last Will and Testament or Writing

234 in Nature of my last Will and Testament bearing date on

235 or about the Nineteenth day of August One thousand

236 Seven hundred and ffity nine Have Given and Devised

237 to my two Sons therein named All the Rest Residue

238 and Remainder of my Personal Estate of what Nature

239 Kind soever of which I Shall dye possessed or of which

240 any other person or persons whatsoever Should Stand

241 possessed In Trust for me or for my use and Benefit Subject

242 to the payment of my Debts and of any future Legacys I

243 Should Give by any Codicil thereafter to be by me made

244 Now I the said ffrances Corsellis Do by these presents

245 which I Appoint to be annexed as a Codicil to my said

246 Will and Desire may be accepted and taken as and for a

247 part thereof Give and bequeath out of the Residue of

248 my said Personal Estate the following pecuniary and

249 Specifick Legacies to the Several persons following, that

250 is to say, To my said Husband Nicholas Corsellis my

251 Post Chariot and a pair of my Horses and One hundred

252 pounds for Mourning and a Ring of three Guineas Value

253 To Mr John Evatt the Executor named in my Will my

254 ffour Wheel Chaise and New Carriage and my pair of

255 Young Horses and also the Sum of One hundred pounds

256 To my Neice Elizabeth the Wife of Mr                Ibbetson

257 one of the Clerks of the Navy Office my painted Silk Gown

 

258 and Petticoat my Dark Green Lutestring Negligee my Purple

259 Silk Sach my fflowered Silk Sach my best Brussells Laced linnen

260 my Garnet Cap and my blue Satin quilted Coat To my

261 Neice Mrs Mary Tysson who is Married to a personwhose

262 Name I cannot now recollect my Yellow Silk Damask

263 Negligee my Pale Grey Lutstring Negligee my Linnen

264 flowered Negligee my White Muslin Negligee my Pink

265 Lutestring Quilted Coat my White Cotton Coat and all my

266 Linen Caps and Handkerchiefs both laced and plain except

267 what I have before given to my Neice Elizabeth Ibbetson

268 To my Son Nicholas Cesar Corsellis the Mourning Ring

269 set with Diamonds which I had on the Death of my late

270 Brother Sr Cesar Child, To my said Neice Mrs Ibbeson

271 and Mrs Tyson and their respective husbands each of them

272 a Ring of a Guinea Value To my Cousin Richard Goodere

273 a Ring of a Guinea Value To my Cousins John Gooder

274 Robert Goodere John Cleland and his Wife each of them a

275 Ring of a Guinea Value In Witness whereof I have hereunto

276 set my hand and Seal this Eleventh day of November In

277 the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty

278 nine F Corsellis Signed Sealed Published and declared

279 by the said ffrances Corsellis and for a Codicil to be

280 annexed to her last Will in the presence of us who have

281 Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in her presence and at

282 her request and in the presence of each other John Spradbery

283 Mary Spradbery Edwd Bowman

284 This Will was proved at London with a

285 Codicil the twentyninth day of December In thre year of our

286 Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty nine before the

287 Worshipful Andrew Coltee Ducaril Doctor of Laws and

288 Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Edward Simpson also

289 Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commisary of the

290 Prerogative Court of canterbury lawfully constituted by the

291 Oath of the Reverend John Evatt the Sole Executor named

292 in the said Will to whom Administration was Granted of

293 all and Singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the

294 deceased having been first Sworn duly to Administer

295 Nicholas Corsellis Esquire the lawfull husband having first

296 Consented

A summary of names, relationships and properties mentioned in the will of Frances Corsellis

 

Names                                                                  Relationship                                       Line

Nicholas Corsellis                                                      Husband                                                7,166,168,250

Nicholas Corsellis                                                      Son                                                          101,129,136,180

Nicholas Casar Corsellis                                          Son                                                          102,131,140,193,268

Elizabeth Ibbetson                                                   Niece                                                      256,267

Mary Tysson                                                               Niece                                                      261

John Evatt                                                                    Executor

 

Properties

Gwin House, Woodford Bridge, Essex                                                                                182

Freehold Estate, Woodford Bridge, Essex                                                                         199

 

 

 

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