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This will was transcribed thanks to Wendy JACK with footnotes added by myself. As is my practice, the names are footnoted even if facts pertaining to the person will need to be added later. It just makes it easier.
Sharon Oddie Brown, February 1, 2006

 

Dame Jessey Bartley [1]

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Dame Jessey Bartley Widow of Major General Sir Robert Bartley [2] K.C.B. now residing at No 51 Brompton Row in the County of Middlesex I give devise and bequeath all my real estate whether in England Canada [3] or elsewhere and all my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever to John Thomas Maguire [4] of the Vale Choloca in the County of Middlesex Esquire Henry Hart [5] a Major in H.M.'s 49th Regiment of Foot now stationed at Fermoy in Ireland and my son-in-law Richard Samuel Tickell [6] Esquire their heirs executors and administrators respectively according to the nature and tenure thereof upon trust to sell the said real estate in such manner and at such times as they shall think fit and to convert the said personal estate into money and to invest the produce of such sale and conversion of my real and personal estate after payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and legacies and the purchase in their names of stock in the Government funds and stand possessed thereof in trust to pay the dividends thereof from time to time to my daughter Caroline Christiana [7] now engaged to be married to Mr Edmund Denniss [8] for and during the term of her natural life to and for her own sole and separate use and benefit and her receipt alone notwithstanding [?iture] to be a sufficient discharge for the same and from and after her decease In trust to pay and devise the said principal fund unto and among the child or children of my said daughter in equal shares and proportions with power to my said trustees to appropriate the dividends of the said stock for the maintainence and education of such child or children during minority and in case my said daughter should not have any child or leaving such the same should die under twenty one years of age and unmarried then I direct my said trusteess to pay and divide the said stocks funds and securities as follows five hundred pounds sterling to my niece Augusta Georgiana Jackson [9] Spinster five hundred pounds sterling to my daughter Jessey Eliza [10] the wife of the said Richard Samuel Tickell and the residue thereof to the husband of my said daughter Caroline Christiana if he should survive her but if she should be a widow then to pay such residue to my said daughter Jessey Eliza her heirs executors administrators and assigns I appoint the said John Thomas Maquire Henry Hart and Richard Samuel Tickell Executors of this my Will and leave to each of them five guineas to purchase a ring of remembrance In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty – Jessey Bartley – Signed by the Testatrix in the presence of us and by us in her presence at one and the same time the word "heirs" being first interlined in the 1st side – Charles Tibbs [11] Richard Waugh Wright [12]

Proved at London 14th December 1857 before the Worshipful William Robinson [13] Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Henry George Hart (in the will written Henry Hart) Esquire and Richard Samuel Tickell Esquire two of the Exors to whom Admin was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like Grant to John Thomas Maguire Esquire the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.



[1] Dame Jessy BARTLEY, born Jessy Dunbar BRUGERE (d. November 5, 1857)

[2] Robert BARTLEY (1789-1853) died at sea. His will was written at Berkampore Bengal and dated 14th February 1840. It was proved in London on 25th May 1843. He was a distant cousin of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[3] The reference to Canada is interesting as there is a connection to a Premier of PEI, if I recall (Gray? Need to check)

[4] John Thomas MAGUIRE

[5] Henry HART AKA Henry George HART

[6] Richard Samuel TICKELL husband of her daughter, Jessie Eliza BARTLEY

[7] Caroline Christiana BARTLEY

[8] Edmond Pinerock DENNISS

[9] Augusta Georgiana JACKSON

[10] Jessie Eliza BARTLEY

[11] Charles TIBBS

[12] Richard Waugh WRIGHT

[13] William ROBINSON

 

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