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Will of Elizabeth WINGETT now residing at Sydenham in the county of Kent - 1855

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The Will of Elizabeth WINGETT now residing at Sydenham in the county of Kent
Made: 
1/12/1853, WITNESSES: Eleanor Adams Widow Sydenham Kent, F. Wynell Mayow, Spinster Sydenham Kent.
Proved: London the 11th January 1855
SOURCE: PRO. 

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Family

We think this Elizabeth is the daughter of the Jane WINGETT whose will was proved in 1827 (link below) because the family names match.   We do not yet know which male WINGETT Jane married nor, for sure, the dates of birth of Elizabeth and her three siblings.  If you can help with any further details of this family, please leave a message on the MESSAGE BOARD

The information on the early part of tree immediately below has been put together from the data in the two wills while the information on the family of Thomas WINGETT and Elizabeth BROWNE has been kindly supplied by Ian Hearder, a descendant.  You can go to  a full page dedicated to Thomas WINGETT (Elizabeth's brother) together with his portrait and those of his two sons from the link below:

NOTE: You may need to scroll to the right to read all the information on the tree below. All surnames are WINGETT unless otherwise indicated (by capital letters)

  
   ? WINGETT m. Jane ?
     __________|____________________________________________
    |          |                  |                         | 
 William      Mary          ELIZABETH WINGETT       Thomas
         m.John COOMBE        (?-1855)                m.1811 (1786-1862) Elizabeth BROWNE 
               |                            _____________|____________________________________________________________________________ 
        George COOMBE                       |            |           |             |                |                 |              |         
                                      Elizabeth      William     Mary McLeod     Anne Browne  Dr. Thomas Tozer  Dr. William Browne   Sarah Maria
                                     (1811-1870)    (1814-1815)  (1815-1818)    (1817-1885)      (1820-1860)       (1822-1860)      (1815-1833)
                                     m. 9/04/1836                                              m. 30/06/1854
                              George Parry HEARDER(?-1844)                                   Margery Forbes DOW
          ________________________________|_______________________________________
         |                         |                        |                     |
 Elizabeth Anne HEARDER   Dr.George Jonathan HEARDER   Thomas Browne HEARDER   Mary Wingett HEARDER
     (1837-1866)                 (1839-1894)            (1840-1871)              (1843-1929)
       dsp                                                                          dsp

SUMMARY

This will has been difficult to decipher so the following information is to be treated with caution.  

Elizabeth WINGETT now residing at Sydenham in the county of Kent, 
made 1/12/1853, proved 11/01/1855. SOURCE: PRO

Name

Relationship

Bequest

George ?COOMBE nephew 50 pounds
Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT

(Link to his portrait)

nephew 50 pounds and half share of plate and books
quarter share of the residue if Ann Browne Wingett marries
Mother's Wedding ring on the death of her brother, William
the 50 pounds bequeathed to George ?COOMBE if  deceased
Margery Yapp ?DOWNES dear friend  100 pounds
Thomas Orlando BROWNE of Plymouth   19 pounds 19 shillings
Hannah Emily  friend  10 pounds
Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts   25 pounds
Church of England Scripture Readers' Association   25 pounds
William WINGETT

(link to what may be his entry in the 1851 census)

brother Motherís Wedding ring
Elizabeth WINGETT

(She appears in the 1851 Devon Census together with her daughters Ann WINGETT and Elizabeth HEARDER - see my census page). 

Widow of my 
late brother Thomas Wingett
fifty pounds principal money and all my jewellery except the wedding ring of  my late mother and all my wearing apparel and household linen
John BEVAN, son of John and Jane BEVAN of Bridestow in the County of Devon

(Link to a transcription of what appear to be the family in the 1851 Census)

godson  proceeds of the sale of all  household furniture 
to be placed in the Devon Savings Bank and left to accumulate until he is 30 years old
Mary BEVAN daughter of the above named John and Jane BEVAN   my silver Teapot
William Browne WINGETT

(link to his portrait)

nephew 50 pounds and half share of plate and books
quarter share of the residue if Ann Browne Wingett has married
Ann Browne WINGETT niece  if she is unmarried the residue of my money
 if married 50 pounds and quarter share of the residue of the money
Elizabeth HEARDER niece quarter share of the residue if Ann Browne Wingett has married

Notes

1851 Census Data

Elizabeth WINGETT, the sister-in-law of the Elizabeth who made the will, appears in the 1851 census together with her children and grandchildren.  And I suspect that her brother William WINGETT is the Master Cooper living in East Stonehouse at the time of the census - scroll on down to find him.   If so, he also made a will in 1855.

Here also is a transcription of what must surely be John BEVAN, the son of John and Jane of BEVAN Bridestow, who was eleven years old in 1851.

John BEVAN Head M 47 M Saddler Okehampton-Devon
Jane W. BEVAN Wife M 40 F --- Bridestowe-Devon
Mary C. BEVAN Daur - 14 F --- Bridestowe-Devon
John C. BEVAN Son - 11 M --- Bridestowe-Devon
William C. BEVAN Son - 9 M --- Bridestowe-Devon
Thomas H. BEVAN Son - 7 M --- Bridestowe-Devon
Address:        Village, Okehampton
Census Place: Bridestow Okehampton, Devonshire

 

Devon Book Trade

HEARDER, George Parry. Printer, wood engraver, newsagent. Buckwell Street 1836d; 5, George Street 1840d; 4, Union Street 1844d. Died: EFP 21/11/1844 2f.

The above note can be found on page 7 of Ian Maxted's pages on the Devon Book Trade ( part of the Devon Local Studies Service).  An index of the names of 2,800 members of the book trades in Devon from earliest times to the mid nineteenth century can be searched by place from the Biographical Dictionary page.  There is a considerable amount of fascinating background information available on this site which is worth further exploration.


TRANSCRIPTION 

Transcription below kindly provided by Pam Jackson: 

This is the last Will and Testament 
of me Elizabeth WINGETT now residing at Sydenham in the ? 
county of Kent I direct in the first place that all my just debts and my
funeral expenses shall be paid I give bequeath to my nephew George
COOMBE the sum of fifty pounds principal money but if he should not be
alive at the time of my death I give and bequeath the aforesaid fifty
pounds to my nephew Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT I give and bequeath to my
dear and valued friend Margery Yapp (?) DOWNES the sum of one hundred
pounds principal money I give and bequeath to Thomas Orlando BROWNE 
of Plymouth the sum of Nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings principal money
I give and bequeath to my friend Hannah Emily the sum of Ten pounds
principal money I give and bequeath to the Society for the propagation of
the Gospel in foreign parts the sum of Twenty five pounds principal money
I give and bequeath to the Church of England Scripture Readers Association 
the sum of Twenty five pounds principal money I give and bequeath to
my brother William WINGETT my Mother's Wedding ring and at his decease the
aforesaid wedding ring to my nephew Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT I give and 
bequeath to Elizabeth the Widow of my late brother Thomas WINGETT the 
sum of fifty pounds principal money and also to the said Elizabeth WIN-
GETT all my jewellery except the wedding ring of my late mother and all my
wearing apparel and household linen. I direct by this my last Will and 
Testament that all my household furniture shall be sold and all the proceeds
thereof be placed in the Devon Savings Bank to accumulate until my god-
son John BEVAN shall have attained the age of thirty years when it
shall be paid over to the said John BEVAN son of John and Jane BEVAN
of Bridestow in the County of Devon I give and bequeath to Mary BEVAN
daughter of the above named John and Jane BEVAN my silver Teapot I give 
and bequeath to my nephew Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT the sum of fifty
pounds principal money to my nephew William Browne WINGETT the sum
of fifty pounds principal money All my plate and books I leave to be 
equally divided between my two nephews Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT and 
William Browne WINGETT that after the payment of the legacies as above
mentioned in this my last Will and Testament I direct the residue of my
money in the public funds or in any other security I give and bequeath
to my niece Anne Browne WINGETT if she is unmarried. But in the case of the
marriage of the said Anne Browne WINGETT I revoke the above legacy
to the said Anne Brown WINGETT of the whole of my property and in lieu
thereof I give and bequeath to Anne Brown WINGETT the sum of fifty
pounds principal money the residue of my property in case of the marriage
of my niece Anne Brown WINGETT as stated shall be equally divided 
between my nephews Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT and William Brown 
WINGETT and my nieces Elizabeth HEARDER and Anne Browne WINGETT
share and share alike  And I appoint my beloved Mistress Miss Louisa Sawyer 
ADAMS Mayow Wynell ADAMS Esquire of Sydenham, Kent and
my nephew Dr. Thomas Tozer WINGETT Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament - Signed and declared  by the above named Testatrix as and for
her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the time who 
in her presence and in the presence of each other have executed our
names as witnesses thereto this first of December 1853 ~~~~~~

Elizabeth WINGETT

Eleanor ADAMS Widow Sydenham Kent, F. Wynell Mayow, Spinster, Sydenham, Kent. 
Sydenham Kent.

Proved at London the 11th January 1855 before The Worshipful Alfred Waddilove
Doctor of Laws and witnessed by the oath of Louisa Sawyer Adams Spinster and
Mayow Wynell Adams Esquire two of the Executors to whom Admon was granted
having been first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved of making the --??--
grant to Thomas Tozer Wingett Esquire Doctor of Medicine the nephew the other
Executor when he shall apply for the same.

 

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