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Will fragment for Mary Tipping. You can feel the anguish in this will as Mary prepares for her imminent death at the age of twenty-five.  As she says near the end: oh Almighty God.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 10, 2011

 

 

 

Extracted from the registry of his Majesty's Court of Prerogative in Ireland.

 

The honourable Mary Tipping[1].

Whenever this paper is found I request that it be considered as my will and everything I possess disposed of as if I was dead. [?] everything I possess to my child[2] and I request and desire she may be sent immediately to a boarding school at Kensington near London kept by Messrs. Howard and [Durham?] and educated... entirely there and that no expense whatever may be spared in having her properly educated and may she be happier than her unfortunate mother oh Almighty God. Mary Tipping. Clifton. March 1801.

 

Thomas Johnston[3] of the city of Dublin Esq. maketh oath on the Holy Evangelists and saith he knew and was well acquainted with Mary Tipping late of Bellurgan Park in the County of Louth widow deceased and with her usual character and manner of handwriting having often seen her write and having carefully viewed perused and examined a paper writing... hereunto annexed purporting to be the last will

 

NOTE: Mary died three months after this will was written. Her burial, as well as the burial of her previously deceased husband are transcribed: SOURCE: The Register of Burials In York Minster, Accompanied By Monumental Inscriptions, And Illustrated With Biographical Notices. Robert H. Skaife, The Mount, York.

 

The Honourable Mrs. Mary Tipping, widow of the late Edward Tipping Esqr of Dundalk in Ireland, died at Bristol Hot Wells May 16th, and was bur. in this Church June 1st, 1801, Aged 25 years. The grave stone marked M. T. No. 41. 

 

Edward Tipping Esqr. of Dundalk in Ireland, died August the 16th, and was bur. in this Church the 23th Day of August, 1798, Aged 35 years. The grave stone marked E. T. No. 36.

HERE REST
THE REMAINS OF EDWARD TIPPING ESQr
SECOND SON OF
EDWARD TIPPING ESQr of
BELLURGAN PARK,
IN THE COUNTY OF LOWTH, IRELAND
OBIIT AUGUST 17TH A.D. 1798,
ÆTAT : 35.

READER CONSIDER THIS
AS THE LAST REMAINING TRIBUTE OF
AN AFFECTIONATE WIFE;
TO THE VIRTUES OF ONE, WHO WAS
A TENDER AND FAITHFULL HUSBAND
A FOND PARENT
A DISINTERESTED AND SINCERE FRIEND.

 

 

 

 



[1] Mary TIPPING née Mary BLAYNEY. At the National Archives, England, there is a probate of a will October 31, 1804. I have not looked at it – I suspect it is hers.

[2] Catherine TIPPING, born before 1799 since her father died in August, 1798. She married Richard HAMILTON.

[3] Thomas JOHNSTON. I am not sure which one he would be.

 

 

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