Will of Mary Corsellis 1747 - 1821

Wife of Nicholas Corsellis 1747 - 1806

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Wife of N. C. Corsellis 1747-1806

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  1. Mary Corsellis nee Hunt

2    This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary

3    Corsellis formerly of Woodford Bridge in the County of Essex afterwards of

4    Pettits in the Liberty of Havering in the same County of Essex and late of

5    Harwood Hall in the parish of Upminster in the same County of Essex

6    Esqr deceased that is to say whereas there is now standing in the names

7    Of William Hunt Micklefield of Kelvedon in the County of Essex Esqr and

8    Thomas Ryder of Lincolns Inn in the County of Middlesex as Trusts appointed

9     under and by virtue of the Indenture of Settlement made upon my Marriage

10   with my said late husband Nicholas Caesar Corsellis Esqr the sum of Three thousand

11   six hundred pounds Residue of the Six thousand pounds Bank three per cent

12   Consolidated Annuities upon trust to pay the Interest dividends and profits

13   thereof or otherwise to permit and authorize me the said Mary Corsellis to receive

14   and take the same for and during my life and in case there should be any Child or

15   Children of the said Marriage then from and after my decease whether the

16   same should happen in the lifetime of the said Nicholas Caesar Corsellis or

17   otherwise upon trust to transfer Assign pay apply and dispose of the said Three

18   thousand six hundred pounds Bank Consolidated three pr Cent annuities with

19   the Interest or dividends and profits thereof to become due after my decease

20   unto and amongst all and every the Child and Children of the body of me

21   the said Mary Corsellis by the said Nicholas Caesar Corsellis to be begotten in

22   such parts shares and proportions and in such manner as I the said Mary

23   Corsellis should by any deed or by my last will and Testament or Codicil or

24   Codicils to be by me signed and published in the presence of and attested by two

25   or more credible witnessed declare direct limit or appoint the same Now I the

26   said Mary Corsellis do by virtue and in pursuance of the power and authority

27   given to and noted and by the said indenture of Settlement so

28   made on my Marriage with the said Nicholas Caesar Corsellis as aforesaid

29   and of all other powers and authorities enabling me in this behalf by this

30   my last will and Testament by me signed sealed and published in the

31   presence of and attested by two credible witnesses declare direct limit and

32   appoint the said sum of Three thousand Six hundred pounds Bank

33   Consolidated three pr Cent annuities unto amongst all and every my Children

34   by my said late husband Nicholas Caesar Corsellis who are now living

35   in the parts shares and proportions following that is to say /unto my

36   Son Matthew Corsellisand my daughters Caroline and Maria In trust

37   for my daughter Harriett during her life the sum of one thousand pounds

38   Bank Consolidated three pr Cent annuities part of the said sum of Three

39   thousand six hundred pounds Bank Consolidated three pr Cent annuities

40   to my said Daughter Caroline One thousand pounds Bank Consolidated

41   three pr Cent annuities other part of the said Three thousand six hundred

42   pounds Bank Consolidated three pr Cent annuities to my said Daughter

43   Maria one thousand pounds Bank Consolidated three pr Cent annuities

44   other part of the said Sum of Three thousand six hundred pounds Bank

45   Consolidated three pr Cent annuities and the residue of the said Sum of Three

46   thousand six hundred pounds Bank Consolidated three pr Cent annuities

47   being six hundred pounds I give and bequeath to my Sons Matthew and

48   ffrederick to be equally shared between them and I do hereby direct and appoint

49   that the said overall parts and shares hereby given to my said Children

50   respectively in the said Sum of Three thousand Six hundred pounds Bank

51   Consolidated three pr Cent annuities as aforesaid shall be transferred to

52   them respectively as soon after my decease as may be and in consequence

53   of the infirmities of my daughter Harriett she having been born deaf and

54   dumb I do not give her an absolute Interest in any part or share in

55   the said Bank annuities but I declare direct and appoint that the said

56   Matthew Corsellis and my said daughters Caroline and Maria and the


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57   Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors and Admors of the

58   Survivor shall stand possessed of the said one thousand pounds Bank

59   Annuities first hereinbefore given to them upon trust during the life of my

60   said Daughter Harriet to pay and apply the Interest and dividends of the

61   said one thousand pounds bank annuities toward the support cloathing and

62   maintenance of my said daughter Harriett in such manner in all respects

63   as the Trustees or Trustee for the time being thereof shall in their his or

64   her discretion think best and from and after the decease of my said

65   daughter Harriett I declare direct and appoint the said last mentioned

66   Sum of of one thousand pounds Bank annuities unto my said daughters

67   Caroline and Maria in equal their respective Executors Admors

68   and Assigns I give and bequeath to my daughters Caroline and Maria Two

69   hundred pounds Royal Exchange Assurance stock to be equally shared and

70   divided between them share and share alike I give and bequeath unto my

71   two Sons Matthew Corsellis and ffrederick Corsellis after payment of my

72   debts and ffuneral Expenses all my Goods Chattles personal Estate and

73   Effects not before disposed of except my wearing apparel which I give

74   to my daughter Caroline and do appoint them my said Sons Matthew

75   Corsellis and ffrederick Corsellis Executors of this my last Will & Testament

76   hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore

77   made In witness whereof I the said Mary Corsellis to this my last will

78   and Testament contained on two sheets of paper have to the first sheet

79   hereof set my hand and and to the second and last sheet thereof have set my

80   hand and seal this fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one

81   thousand eight hundred and thirteen Mary Corsellis Signed sealed

82   published and declared by the said Mary Corsellis as and for her last will and

83   testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the

84   presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Rd Tallemach

85   Mary Tallemach of Serle Street Lin Inn fields

86   Proved at London 22nd ffebruary 1821 before the Worshipful I

87   Addams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Matthew in the

88   will written Matthews Corsellis Esq and the Revd ffrederick ( in the will written

89   Ffrederick) Corsellis Clerk the Sons the Executors to whom Admon was granted

90   they having been first sworn duly to administer.


A summary of names, relationships, places, properties and vessels mentioned in the will of Nicholas Caesar Corsellis



Names                                                                  Relationship                                      Line

William Hunt Micklefield                                    Trustees                                              7,

Thomas Ryder                                                     Trustees                                              8,

  1. C. Corsellis                                                      Husband (deceased)                        10, 16, 28,

Matthew Corsellis                                              Son                                                        36, 47, 56, 72, 74, 88

Caroline Corsellis                                               Daughter                                             36, 40, 56, 67, 68, 74,

Maria Corsellis                                                    Daughter                                             36, 43, 56, 67, 68,

Harriet Corsellis                                                 Daughter                                             37, 53, 60, 62, 65,

ffrederick Corsellis                                             Son                                                       48, 72, 75, 89

I Addams                                                             Dr of Laws                                           87,


Property                                                              Place    

Harwood Hall                                                     Upminster                                          5                                             








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