Orson Ann 1846 of Harby Will

Ann Orson of 1846 of Harby will

National Archives PROB 11/2045/158

This is the last Will and Testament of me Anne Orson of Harby Leicestershire Widow

I bequeath unto my  brother Matthew Hall of Granby Nottinghamshire Farmer Matthew Hall the younger his Son and Charles Harrison Clarke of Nottingham Gentleman their executors administrators and assigns the sum of three thousand pounds Upon trust that they or the survivors or survivor do invest the same on government securities or mortgage of freeholds leaseholds or copyholds with power to vary such securities at discretion and pay the interest thereof half yearly unto my sister Elizabeth Hall during her life

At her decease Upon trust to divide the principal equally among the children of my said brother and my late Sister Mary Whyman then living share and share alike the issue of any one deceased being admitted to take the parents share equally to be payable at twenty one with interest meanwhile

I give unto Mary Ann Wakefield Harriet Flower and Elizabeth Fowler [sic Flower and Fowler, both have been indexed with both surnames] nieces of my late husband one hundred pounds each To his nephews James Orson and Francis Orson one hundred pounds each and to his other nephews John Orson and Robert Orson fifty pounds each

I further bequeath to Thomas Horton Wesleyan Minister nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings To Martha Horton his Sister ten pounds To Sarah Foster his Sister ten pounds to Mary Hemsley Rebecca Hemsley Elizabeth Hemsley and Martha Hemsley ten pounds each and ten pounds each to their two blind brothers

To Sarah Pearson Mary Pike and Daniel Holmes five pounds each

I give to the Rector of Harby for the time being twenty pounds for the use of the poor of Harby in his discretion and to the Vicar of Granby for the time being twenty pounds for the benefit of the poor of Granby in like manner

Also nineteen pounds nineteen shillings to my god daughter Sarah Tollinton ten pounds to my highly esteemed friend Hannah Oldknow ten pounds to my kind attentive friend Sarah Eleanor Shuttlewood and ten pounds to my kind and attentive friend Mrs Evans Hartopp

I devise all my mortgaged Hereditaments which may be vested in me at the time of my decease unto the said Matthew Hall the younger and Charles Harrison Clarke their heirs and assigns

I give my friend Charles Harrison Clarke one hundred pounds

The Residue of my personal estate and effects I bequeath unto my said Sister Elizabeth Hall

I appoint the said Matthew Hall Matthew Hall the younger and Charles Harrison Clarke Executors of this my will

As Witness my hand this thirtieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty five

                                                                                                                Anne Orson

Signed by the said Anne Orson in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as Witnesses

John Freck

Mary Fisher

This Will was Proved at York this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six before The Reverend Robert White Almond Clerk Master of Arts Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Granville Harcourt Vernon Master of Arts Commissioner and Keeper General of the Exchequer and Prerogative Court of York lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Matthew Hall the younger the nephew and Charles Harrison Clarke two of the Executors in the said Will named to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the said Anne Orson deceased they having been first sworn duly to administer

Proved at London 28th November 1846 before the Judge by the Oaths of Matthew Hall the younger the nephew and Charles Harrison Clarke two of the Executors to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer Power reserved of making the like grant to Matthew Hall the Brother the other Executor when he shall apply for the same