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Will of Thomas HEADING of Oxford

Will 2 Oct 1821   Probate 26 Mar 1823

Source: TNA no. PROB11/1667/410
Contributed by: Aillin O'Brien Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Thomas Heading of George Lane ... St Michael ... Oxford corn factor ... weak of body ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Thomas HEADING Oxford
William HEADINGBrother
Sarah BELCHERSisterBRK East Ilsley
Maria WILTSHIRESisterBRK Compton
Thomas HUNTMentionOxford
Mary HUNTLegateeOxford [d Thomas]
Mary GROVESSisterDeceased
Eliza GROVESNiece[illeg d Mary]
Charlotte HEADINGAunt
Henry LUDLOWLegatee Servant
George RATBURNLegatee Servant
John HOLLIDAYFriend (Exec)Oxford
William STEVENSFriend (Exec)Oxford
 
Richard COOKWitness to will & both codicils
William DAYWitness to will & 1st codicil
William NUNNEYWitness to will & 1st codicil
William SHAYLERWitness to 2nd codicil
William STEVENSWitness to 2nd codicil
 
Probate 26 Mar 1823 London with 2 codicils ...John Holliday & William Stevens the Executors ...
Transcriber's Notes
 
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Thomas Heading of George Lane ... St Michael ... Oxford corn factor ... weak of body ...
  • I give Mary Hunt the daughter of Thomas Hunt of Jesus College Lane Oxford, baker, 100 together with my best set of branished teacups and saucers, my folio family bible and my set of mahogany dining tables.
  • I give my niece Eliza Groves the illegitimate daughter of my late sister Mary Groves 300 to be paid at age 21, the [money] to be invested and the interest to be applied to her maintenance and education until then.
  • I desire my Executors to invest 200 and I give the interest to my aunt and housekeeper Charlotte Heading for life, to be paid half yearly.
  • After her decease I give the 200 to my niece Eliza Groves to be paid at age 21 and the interest [is] to be applied to her education and maintenance until then.
  • If my servant Henry Ludlow is living with me at the time of my decease I give him 20.
  • If my servant George Ratburn is living with me at the time of my decease I give him 5.
  • I desire my Executors to collect all my book debts and to sell all my stock in trade, bins, sacks, measures etc used in my business of corn factor, together with my stock of beer brewing utensils, casks, horse and cart etc.
  • If any of my relations wish to purchase the lease of my house in George Lane I desire my Executors to sell it to [them] at a fair valuation, but if they have no wish to purchase it or refuse it at the sum fixed upon then I desire it to be sold by public auction.
  • I appoint my trusty friends John Holliday the University Marshal and William Stevens orange merchant, both of George Lane Oxford, Executors ... and I give them 15 apiece [for their pains].
  • I appoint my Executors Guardians of my niece Eliza Groves.
  • I ordain that my household furniture, linen, plate and wearing apparel be equally divided between my brother William Heading, my sister Sarah Belcher of BRK East Ilsley and my sister Maria Wiltshire of BRK Compton.
  • All the residue of my personal estate not already disposed of, after payment of my debts, legacies and funeral expenses, I give to my brother William Heading and my sisters Sarah Belcher and Maria Wiltshire to be divided between them.
  • If [either of] my sisters dies before becoming entitled to the residue of my estate, then I give her share to her children equally to be paid at age 21, [it being invested] and the Interest being applied to their education and maintenance until then.

  • Witnesses Richard Cook William Day William Nunney
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Codicil 22 Nov 1821
  • I give to Mary Hunt the daughter of Mr Thomas Hunt of Jesus College Lane Oxford, baker, 100 [and] my eight mahogany chairs with hair seats, my best dining room carpet and my pier-glass with an ornamented gilt frame in addition to what I have already bequeathed to her in my will.

  • Witnesses William Nunney William Day Richard Cook
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Codicil 23 Jan 1822
  • Having by my will bequeathed to my niece Eliza Groves the illegitimate daughter of my late sister Mary Groves certain sums of money to be paid at age 21
  • Now if she should die before 21 I give that money to my brother William Heading and my sisters Maria Wiltshire and Sarah Belcher divided between them.
  • If [either of] my sisters dies before becoming entitled to the money, then I give her share to her children equally to be paid at age 21, [it being invested] and the Interest being applied to their education and maintenance until then.

  • Witnesses William Shayler William Stevens Richard Cook
Probate 26 Mar 1823 London with 2 codicils ...John Holliday & William Stevens the Executors ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
Thomas Heading

In the name of God Amen
I Thomas Heading of George Lane in the parish of Saint Michael in the City of
Oxford Corn ffactor being of sound mind memory and understanding but weak of
body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die do make and ordain this
my last Will and Testament in manner following first and principally I bequeath
my Soul into the hands of almighty God hoping and believing a remission of my
Sins by the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to
be buried in decent Christian burial according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter
named and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty
God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following
manner first I give devise and bequeath unto Mary Hunt the daughter of
Thomas Hunt of Jesus College Lane in the City of Oxford Baker the sum of one
hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain together with my best
set of branished Tea Cups and Saucers my folio ffamily Bible and my set of Mahogany

Dining Tables also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Eliza Groves the illegitimate Daughter
of my late Sister Mary Groves the sum of three hundred pounds of good and lawful money
of Great Britain to be paid to her when she has attained the age of twenty one years the
same to be put out to Interest Government Security and the Interest accruing thereof to be
applied to her maintenance and education until she has attained the age aforesaid and I
desire my Executors as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to Place in the Public
ffunds the sum of two hundred pounds and I give the Interest accruing thereof unto my
Aunt and Housekeeper Charlotte Heading for and during the term of her natural life
to be paid her half yearly and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath
the said sum of two hundred pounds unto my Niece Eliza Groves the daughter of my
late Sister Mary Groves to be paid to her when she has attained the age of twenty one years
and the Interest accruing thereof to be applied to her education and maintenance until she
has attained that age also if my Servant Henry Ludlow should be living with me
at the time of my decease then I give unto him the sum of twenty pounds and if my
Servant George Ratburn should be living with me at the time of my decease then
I give unto him the sum of five pounds I desire my Executors as soon as conveniently
may be after my decease to collect all my book debts and to sell to the best advantage all my
Stock in Trade bins Sacks Measures and all other implements used in or connected
with my business or Trade of Corn ffactor together with my Stock of Beer brewing
utensils Casks Horse and Cart and appendages thereunto belonging if my relations or
either of them should wish to purchase the Lease of my House in George Lane I desire my
Executors to sell it to him her or them at a fair and reasonable valuation but if they
have no wish to purchase it or should refuse to take it at the sum fixed upon by my
Executors then I desire it to be sold by Public auction I do hereby appoint my trusty
ffriends John Holliday the University Marshall and William Stevens orange Marchant
both of George Lane in the City of Oxford Executors to this my last Will and Testament and
I do give unto them the sum of fifteen pounds a piece in consideration of the pains and
trouble they will have in the execution of this my Will and I do hereby appoint my Executors
Guardians of my said Niece Eliza Groves also I will and ordain that my Household
ffurniture Linen Plate and Wearing apparel be equally divided between and
amongst my Brother William Heading my Sister Sarah Belcher of East Ilsley
in the County of Berks and my Sister Maria Wiltshire of Compton also in the County
of Berks and finally all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever and
wheresoever and of what nature kind and quality soever the same may be and not hereinbefore
given and disposed of after payment of my debts legacies and ffuneral expences I do give and
bequeath unto my Brother William Heading and my Sisters Sarah Belcher and Maria
Wiltshire to be divided between them share and share alike but should my said Sisters or
either of them die before they become possessed of or entitled to the residue of my Estate then
I give the share of her so dying unto the Children of her body to be divided between them in
equal shares and to be paid to them respectively at their respective ages of twenty one years
the same to be put out to Interest Government Security and the Interest accruing thereof
to be applied to their education and maintenance until have attained that age In Witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this second day of october in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one Thomas Heading O Signed
declared and published as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
Richard Cook William Day William Nunney

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Codicil 22 Nov 1821
Whereas I Thomas Heading of George Lane in the City of Oxford Corn factor
have made and duly executed my last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the second
day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty one now I do hereby declare this present
writing to be as a Codicil to my said Will and direct the same to be annexed thereto and taken
as part thereof and I do hereby give and bequeath to Mary Hunt the daughter of Mr
Thomas Hunt of Jesus College Lane in the City of Oxford Baker the sum of one hundred
pounds of good and lawful money my eight Mahogany Chairs with hair seats my best
Dining Room Carpet and my Pier Glass with an ornamented gilt frame in addition
to what I have already bequeathed to her by my last Will and Testament In Witness

whereof I the said Thomas Heading have to this Codicil set my hand and Seal the
twenty second day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty one Thomas
Heading O Signed declared and published as and for a Codicil to be annexed to his last Will
and Testament to be taken as part thereof in the presence of William Nunney
William Day Richard Cook

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Codicil 23 Jan 1822
Whereas I Thomas Heading of George Lane in the City of Oxford Corn ffactor
having made and duly executed my last Will and Testament bearing date the second day
of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and have also made and duly
executed a certain Codicil bearing date the twenty second day of November in the same year
now I do hereby declare this present writing to be as an additional Codicil to my said Will
and direct the same to be annexed thereto and taken as part thereof having by my Will above
mentioned bequeathed unto my Niece Eliza Groves the illegitimate Daughter of my late
Sister Mary Groves certain sums of money to be paid and payable to her when she has
attained the age of twenty one years now if my said Niece should die before she has
attained that age then I hereby give the said sums of money so bequeathed to her by me
unto my Brother William Heading and my Sisters Maria Wiltshire and Sarah
Belcher to be divided between them share and share alike but should my said Sisters
or either of them die before become entitled to or possessed of the said sums of money
then I give the share of her so dying to the Children of her body to be divided between
them in equal shares and to be paid to them respectively at their respective ages of twenty
one years the same to be put out to Interest Government Security and the Interest
accruing thereof to be applied to their education and maintenance until they have
attained that age In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Heading have to this Codicil
set my hand and Seal the twenty third day of January in the year one thousand eight
hundred and twenty two Thomas Heading O Signed declared and published as and
for a Codicil to be annexed to his last Will and Testament and to be taken as part thereof
in the presence of William Shayler William Stevens Richard Cook

Proved at London with 2 Codicils 26th March 1823 before the Judge by the oaths
of John Holliday & William Stevens the Ex'ors to whom admon was granted having
been first sworn by Com'on duly to adm'r.