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Will of Elizabeth HEADING of Sunningwell

Will 9 May 1817   Probate 22 Aug 1820

Source: TNA no. PROB11/163/188
Contributed by: Aillin O'Brien Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Elizabeth Heading late of Bayworth and now of Sunningwell ... widow ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Elizabeth HEADING Sunningwell
William HEADINGSonGrove
Robert SUTTONSon-in-law
Thomas SUTTONGrandson[s Robert]
Sarah WHITEGranddaughter (Exec)[d Robert SUTTON]
William WHITELegateeSunningwell [husband of Sarah]
Harriet WHITEGreat-granddaughter[d Sarah]
Elizabeth SUTTONGreat-granddaughter[d of Mary DEADMAN]
Mary DEADMANMentionAppleford [granddaughter?]
Rev Henry BOWYERTrusteeSunningwell
Thomas CURTISTrusteeAbingdon
 
John MATHEWSWitness
Henry HALLWitness
William WHEELERWitness
 
22 Aug 1820 Admon with the will annexed ... to Thomas Sutton grandson & next of kin ...
Sarah White granddaughter sole Executrix & Residuary Legatee named died in the lifetime of the testatrix.
Transcriber's Notes
The Executrix Sarah WHITE died during the three years between the signing of the will and the time it came up for Probate.
An Admon was therefore required, granting Probate to Sarah's brother Thomas SUTTON as next of kin.
The testatrix's brother William was technically next of kin -- perhaps he had also died in the interim.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Elizabeth Heading late of Bayworth and now of Sunningwell ... widow ...
  • I give my granddaughter Sarah White the wife of William White of Sunningwell laborer (late Sarah Sutton spinster and daughter of Robert Sutton) my messuage or tenement with the outhouses, yard, garden and orchard in BRK Grove now in the occupation of my son William Heading or his assigns, and all my other real estate in Grove, to hold to her and her heirs etc forever.
  • I give my granddaughter Sarah White all my household goods, wearing apparel, rings and other ornaments.
  • I give my son William Heading one guinea to be paid within a month after my decease.
  • I give my great-granddaughter Elizabeth Sutton (the child of Mary Deadman of Appleford) 20, to be paid 10 twelve months after my decease and 10 eighteen months after my decease but without interest.
  • I give to the Reverend Henry Bowyer of Sunningwell and Thomas Curtis of Abingdon, gentlemen, 300 in navy? 5% annuities standing in my name at the Bank of England upon the following trusts:
    • As to 200, In Trust to transfer it to my grandson Thomas Sutton (brother of Sarah White).
    • As to 100 residue, In Trust to pay the yearly dividends and proceeds (after expenses) to William White towards the maintenance education and breeding up of his daughter Harriet White until she reaches 21, and then In Trust to hold the 100 and its proceeds for her benefit.
  • All the residue of my money, funded property, goods, chattels and personal estate not already disposed of I give (after payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses) to my granddaughter Sarah White.
  • I appoint my granddaughter Sarah White sole Executrix ...I revoke all other wills

  • Witnesses John Mathews Henry Hall William Wheeler
22 Aug 1820 Admon with the will annexed ... to Thomas Sutton grandson & next of kin ...
Sarah White granddaughter sole Executrix & Residuary Legatee named died in the lifetime of the testatrix.
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
Elizabeth Heading

In the name of God Amen
I Elizabeth Heading late of Bayworth and now of Sunningwell in
the County of Berks widow do for the disposal of my worldly Estate
make this my last will and Testament in manner following that is to say
ffirst I give and devise unto my grand-daughter Sarah White the wife
of William White of Sunningwell aforesaid Laborer (late Sarah Sutton
Spinster and daughter of Robert Sutton) all that my messuage or
tenement with the outhouses Yard Garden and Orchard thereunto
belonging situate and being in Grove in the said County of Berks
now or late in the occupation of my son William Heading or his
assigns and all other my real Estate in Grove aforesaid to hold the said
premises unto and to the use of my said grand-daughter Sarah White
her heirs and assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my
said Grand-daughter Sarah White absolutely All my household goods
wearing apparel rings and other ornaments whatsoever also I give &
bequeath unto my son William Heading the sum of one guinea to
be paid to him within a month after my decease Also I give
and bequeath to my great grand-daughter Elizabeth Sutton (the Child
of Mary Deadman of Appleford) the sum of twenty pounds of lawful
money of Great Britain to be paid to her as follows (that is to say) ten
pounds part thereof at the end of twelve months after my decease and
the remaining ten pounds at the end of eighteen months next after my
decease but without interest in the meantime Also I give and bequeath
unto the Reverend Henry Bowyer of Sunningwell aforesaid and Thomas
Curtis of Abingdon in the said County of Berks Gentlemen the capital sum
of three hundred pounds navy? five per cent annuities standing in my
name in the books at of the Bank of England upon the trusts following
that is to say as to the capital sum of two hundred pounds part of
the said three hundred pounds stock In trust for and to transfer the
the same to my grandson Thomas Sutton (Brother of the said Sarah
White) to which grandson I give the same absolutely and as to one
hundred pounds residue of the said three hundred pounds stock In
trust to pay the clear yearly dividends and proceeds thereof as the
same shall arise and be received (after deducting all costs and
expences) to the said William White for and towards the maintenance
education and breeding up of Harriet White the daughter of the

said William White until the said Harriet White shall attain her
age of twenty one years and then In trust to stand and be possessed of
the said one hundred pounds stock and the proceeds of the same for the
only benefit and advantage of the said Harriet White to whom I give
the same and my said trustees shall transfer and dispose of the same
accordingly and as for and concerning all the rest and residue of my
money funded property goods Chattels and personal estate whatsoever
and wheresoever not hereinbefore disposed of I hereby give and bequeath
the same (after payment of my just debts ffuneral and testamentary
expences) unto my said grand daughter Sarah White absolutely and I
appoint my said grand daughter Sarah White the sole Executrix of
this my last will and testament and lastly I revoke and make void all
former and other wills by me at any time made and declare this only to
be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have to this my
last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper to the first
sheet thereof set my hand and to this the second and last sheet thereof
set my hand and seal this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. The mark of Elizabeth X
Heading O Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix
Elizabeth Heading as and for her last will and testament in the
presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the
presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
John Mathews Henry Hall William Wheeler

On the 22 day of august 1820 Admon with the will annexed of
the Goods Chattels & Credits of Elizabeth Heading for'y of Sunningwell
& late of Bayworth in the County of Berks Widow dec'd was granted
to Thomas Sutton the Grandson & next of kin of the said Deceased
having been first sworn by com'on duly to adm'r Sarah White
the grand daughter the sole Executrix & Residuary Legatee named in
the said will died in the lifetime of the testatrix.