Will of Maria Corsellis 1854

Daughter of N. C. Corsellis 1747-1806

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Will Proved 1854

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Maria Corsellis b. 1778


  1. I Maria Corsellis of the parish of Holy
  2. Trinity in Colchester in the County of Essex Widow and Relict of George
  3. Corsellis Esquire deceased do make this my last Will and Testament in manner
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  5. following that is to say Whereas under the Settlement made subsequent to my
  6. marriage with the said George Corsellis bearing date on or about the second day of
  7. December one thousand eight hundred and thirty I have a general power by my
  8. last will and testament in writing or and Codicil or Codicils thereto signed and
  9. published by me in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses
  10. to direct appoint give or bequeath two several sums of one thousand six hundred
  11. and fifty five pounds fifteen shillings three pounds per centum Consolidated Bank
  12. annuities (being one moiety of a sum of three thousand three hundred and eleven
  13. pounds ten shillings like annuities) and five hundred pounds like annuities after
  14. my death Now in exercise of the said power and of every other power hereunto
  15. enabling me I do direct and appoint the said sums of one thousand six hundred
  16. and fifty pounds fifteen shillings three pounds per centum Consolidated Bank
  17. annuities and five hundred pounds like annuities and also the monies to arise
  18. by sale thereof or of any part thereof respectively and the stocks funds and securities
  19. in or upon which the the same shall for the time be laid out or invested and the di-
  20. vidends and interest thereof to be transferred or paid after my decease unto
  21. Jackson King Hunt of Brighton in the County of Sussex Esquire Thomas Hunt
  22. of Manchester Square in the County of Middlesex Esquire and John Bawtree the
  23. Elder of Abberton in the County of Essex Banker (my Executors hereinafter named)
  24. and to be disposed of by them as part of my personal estate I give and bequeath
  25. the following legacies namely to Arthur Alexander Corsellis one of the children
  26. of my cousin Lieutenant Colonel Henry Nicholas Corsellis the sum of Two
  27. thousand pounds to my said Executors the sum of one thousand five hundred
  28. pounds upon the trusts hereinafter declared thereof to my friend I
  29. George Brown Clark of Colchester the sum of ffive hundred pounds to each of
  30. them the said Jackson King Hunt Thomas Hunt and John Bawtree the sum
  31. of one hundred pounds to Marian Mabel Corsellis sister of the said Arthur
  32. Alexandria Corsellis the sum of ffive hundred pounds to Miss Elizabeth Hunt
  33. sister of the said Jackson King Hunt the sum of fifty pounds to Mrs Harriett
  34. Corsellis widow of my late brother the Reverend ffrederick Corsellis the sum of
  35. one hundren pounds to my friend John Martin Leake Esquire of Thorpe Hall
  36. the sum of fifty pounds to each of my god children Richard Bawtree Turner son of
  37. Thomas Joseph Turner Esquire Maria Bawtree daughter of the said John
  38. Bawtree and Emily Le Merchant daughter of the Reverend John Le Merchant
  39. the sum of fifty pounds to my friend Mrs Walton wife of Walter Todd Walton of
  40. Clifton the sum of fifty pounds to Mrs Curling the wife of The Reverend
  41. William Curling the sum of fifty pounds to Miss Williamson of York Street Port
  42. man Square the sum of fifty pounds to Miss Mary Bawtree daughter of Mr
  43. George Bawtree of Colchester the sum of fifty pounds to Mrs ffrances Georgina
  44. Kelly the wife of Captain Edward Kelly the sum of fifty pounds to my Servant
  45. Susan Suthernwood whether in my service or not at my death the sum of
  46. fifty pounds to my late servant Sarah Pollard the wife of Robert Pollard the
  47. sum of twenty pounds to my late servant ffrances Steggles Widow the sum of ten pounds
  48. to my cook Mary Roger if in my service at my decease the sum of ten pounds
  49. over and above any wages that may be due to her to my Man Servant Samuel
  50. Wallis if in my service at my decease the sum of five pounds over and above
  51. any wages that may be due to him To my friend Mr William Howard of
  52. Colchester and Mr James Hughs of the same place two of the trustees of my
  53. marriage settlement the sum of fifty pounds apiece to the Essex and Colchester
  54. Hospital the sum of fifty pounds to be paid to the treasurer for the time being
  55. of the said hospital whose receipt shall be a good discharge for the same To
  56. the treasurer for the time being of the Colchester Lying In Charity the sum
  57. of fifty pounds in aid of the funds thereof To the Rector for the time being of
  58. the Parish of Holy Trinity aforesaid the sum of fifty pounds to be expended
  59. upon the fabric or fittings of the church of the said Parish as he in his dis
  60. cretion shall think fit and his receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the
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  62. same and I order and direct my Executors to distribute the sum of fifty pounds
  63. amongst such poor of the said parish of Holy Trinity as the Minister and Church
  64. wardens of the said parish may select for that purpose and I direct my said execu
  65. tors to stand possessed of the said legacy of one thousand five hundred pounds upon
  66. trust to invest the same in their names in the public funds or on government or
  67. real securities in England with liberty to change the investment at their discretion
  68. for any other of the kind prescribed and to pay the yearly dividends interest and
  69. income thereof unto Hannah Corsellis the widow of my late cousin Henry
  70. Corsellis and her assigns for the term of her natural life and after her decease
  71. on trust to pay or transfer the same legacy and the stocks funds and securities in
  72. or upon which the same may be invested unto and equally between and
  73. amongst the three children of the late George Meyrick Shaw Corsellis or such
  74. of them as shall be then living and the issue of such of them as may be
  75. then dead such issue to take the parents share and to whom I give and bequeath
  76. the same accordingly and I direct all and every the aforesaid legacies to be
  77. paid free from legacy duty which I direct shall be paid out of my residuary
  78. personal Estate and after or subject to the payment of all my just debts and
  79. funeral and testamentary expenses and the several legacies hereinbefore be-
  80. queathed by this my will I do hereby give and bequeath all my person
  81. al Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever (not hereinbefore
  82. specifically disposed of) of which I may be possessed or have power to appoint
  83. or dispose by this my will unto the said Arthur Alexandria Corsellis his
  84. executors administrators and assigns for his and their own use and
  85. benefit and I appoint the said Jackson King Hunt Thomas Hunt and John
  86. Bawtree Executors of this my will and I declare that my said executors
  87. shall not be answerable the one for the other of them nor for any involin-
  88. tary losses and that they may reimburse themselves and each other all expen-
  89. ces incurred in or about the execution of this my will and I hereby revoke all
  90. wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I the said Maria Corsellis
  91. testatrise have to this my last will and testament set my hand this
  92. thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun-
  93. dred and fifty one – Maria Corsellis – Signed by the said Tes-
  94. tatrise in the presence of us we being both present at the same time and who
  95. in her presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses –
  96. T J Keeling Solicitor Colchester – I Stenhad Clerk
  97. Messrs Keeling & Co Solrs Colchester
  98. Proved at London 19th Augt 1854 before the Worshipful Frederick
  99. Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Jackson King
  100. Hunt Esquire Thomas Hunt Esquire and John Bawtree Esq the executors to
  101. Whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer



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



Name                                                            Relationship                                                      Line



George Corsellis                                        Husband                                                             2, 6



Jackson King Hunt                                     Executor                                                             21, 30, 85, 99,

Thomas Hunt                                             Executor                                                             21, 85, 100

John Bawtree                                             Executor                                                             22, 30, 86, 100

Arthur Alexandria Corsellis                     Nephew                                                              25, 32, 83

George Brown Clark                                 Friend                                                                 29,


Marian Mabel Corsellis                            Niece                                                                   31,


Elizabeth Hunt                                                                                                                        32,


Harriet Corsellis                                        Sister in Law                                                       33,


John Martin Leake                                    Friend                                                                  35,


Richard Bawtree Turner                          Godchild                                                             36,


Maria Bawtree                                          Godchild                                                              37,


Emily Le Merchant                                   Godchild                                                              38,


Mrs. Walton                                               Friend                                                                  39,


Mrs Curling                                                                                                                             40




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