Thomas Glanville

19 July 1799

In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Glanville of Kingsland in the parish of Saint John Hackney in the County of Middlesex Gentleman being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testment in manner and form following (that is to say) ffirst I direct that all my just debts and ffuneral expenses be paid and satisfied as soon after my decease as conveniently may be whereas on the eighth day of July one thousand seven hundred and fifty three I was married to Mary my present wife then Mary Spong Spinster the daughter of Mr William Spong of Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex shoemaker at Mr Reith's New Chapel Mayffair in the parish of Saint George Hanover Square and I do hereby acknowledge the said Mary as my true and lawful wife and after payment of my just debts and ffuneral expenses I give devise and bequeath all that my leasehold mefsuage or dwelling house situate at Kingsland aforesaid in which I now reside and also all that other house situate in Kingland aforesaid in the occupation of ........ Sourdin (?) together with the gardens buildings premises and appurtenances thereto belonging and all my esate right title and interest therein unto my said dear wife Mary Glanville to hold the same premifses unto her the said Mary Glanville her executors administrators and afsigns for and during all the residue and remainder or such term or terms of afcars (?) and interest as I shall have therein at the time of my decease subject neverthelefs to the payment of such rents and performance fof such covenants conditions and agreements as I shall then hold the same subject unto and I give and bequesth unto my great nephew ffrederick Glanville his executors administrators and afsigns son of my nephew ffrederick Glanville such bond or obligation granted me by the trustrees for rebuilding the parish church of Saint John Hackney in the said County of Middlesex for securing the sum of one hundred pounds and interest at five per cent per annum and I give and bequeath unto my great niece Mary Glanville daughter of my said nephew ffrederick Glanville three hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated bank annuities now standing in my name in the proper books kept for that purpose at the Bank of England which I hereby order and direct to be paid and transferred to her with all interest and dividends then due and *** thereon on her attaining the age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen the interest and dividends thereof in the meantime to be paid and applied by my Executrix and Executor hereinafter named for and towards her maintenance and education and I hereby authorize and empower my said Executive and Executor to apply to each of the said sum of three hundred pounds three per cent Consolidated bank Annuites or of teh interest and divident thereof as they shall think fit not exceeding the sum of thirty pounds sterling for the binding or putting out of my said Grand Niece an apprentice to a boarding school and I give and bequeath unto Miss Montage of Kingsland aforesaid the sum of four guineas for a mourning ring and also unto my ffriends Joseph Savage and Robert Douglas of Kingsland aforesaid a mourning ring each and I likewie give and bequeath unto the said Robert Douglas the sum of twenty pounds as some compensation for the trouble he may have in executing this my will all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of what *** or find soever and wheresoever not having before disposed of I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my said dear wife Mary Glanville her afsigns executors adminstrators and afsigns to and for her and their own absolute use and benefit and I do hereby desire that I may be buried in the same grave *** bury ***** in Bunhill ffields Burying Ground and that my esteemed ffriend Mr Savage and Mr Douglas will attend my ffuneral **** I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Mary Glanville and my ffriend Robert Douglas jointly Executrix and Executor of this my will hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time hertofore made and declaring this only to be and contain my last will and testament in Witnefs whereof I have to this my last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet hereof subscribed my name and to the second sheet set and subscribed my name and seal the nineenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine - Thos Glanville LJ Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Thomas Glanville in the presence of us at whose request in whose presence and in the presence of each other of us we have subscribed our names as witnefses hereto the words in the forth and *** line from the top of the first sheet Vizt (the ffleet in the City of London being drawn through and the words Mr Leiths New Chapel Mayffair in the parish of Saint George Hanover Square being introduced in the sheet previous to the Execution hereof as also the fifth line and the two first words of the sixth of this sheet being struck through and the words To a boarding school interlined in their stead before the execution hereof Robert *** - Wm Arnold, off to Mr Smtih , Barbers *** London

This will was proved at London the twenty eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred before the worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir William Dupont Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commifsary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constitued by the Oath of Mary Glanville widow the relict of the deceased and Robert Douglas the Executor named in the said will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.