Mary Glanvill

7 Oct 1836

In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Glanvill of Milton Street Euston Square late of Upper Ogle Street in the parish of Saint Marylebone in the County of Middlesex widow do make this to by my last will and testament as follows that is to say I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease & desire that my body may be decently interred in the Burial Ground of Saint Marylebone as near to the body of my late dear husband as can be I give devise & bequeath to my executors hereinafter named all that my ffreehold cottage or tenement and premises with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Stakes Lane in the parish of Harpenden in the County of Hertford and all my property in the ffunds household goods & ffurniture and all other my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall die possessed of to hold to them their heirs executors and admons upon trust to sell and dispose of such parts thereof as shall not consist of money (except the said cottage the sale whereof is to be postponed until the youngest of my grandchildren hereinafter named shall attain the age of twenty one years) and layout & invest the produce thereof after payment of my debts funeral & testamentary expenses as before directed in the purchase of Government funds and securities and pay and apply the rent dividends interest income and annual produce thereof in to and for the maintenance education and bringing up of my grandchildren John William Ursell Thomas Richard Ursell Maria Ann Ursell Amelia Priscilla Ursell and Ann Eliza Ursell in equal shares until they shall attain their ages of twenty one yers and when & so soon as the youngest of my said grandchildren shall attain the said age of twenty one years then I diect my executors hereinafter named to sell and dispose of my said ffrehold cottage and premises with the appurtenances in such manner as they in their discretion shall see fit upon trust to pay afsign and transfer the produce arising from the sale of the said cottage and premises and the said principal monies stocks funds and securities and all other my property and effects unto between and amongst them my said grand children or such of them as shall be then living in equal shares & proportions as tenants in common and if but one then to such surviving only and I direct and declare that from and after my said grandchildren shall attain his her or their age or ages of twenty one years he she or they shall cease to have any interest in the rent dividends interest income and annual produce of my property and affects but the same shall be applied exclusively for the maintenance education and bringing up of such of them as shall not have attained that age and I hereby nominate constitute and appoint John Horsey of Grafton Street ffitzroy Square in the County of Middlesex gentleman & William Lightfoot of No. 18 Adam Street Adelphi in the City of Westminster and County of Middlesex executors of this my will and hereby revoke and make void all former will and wills by me at any time heretofore made and I direct that they my said executors and each of them shall be at liberty out of the aforesaid trust monies to retain and reimburse themselves their respective costs charges & expenses in executing the trusts hereby in them resposed and that they or either of them shall not be liable for anything except their own wilful neglect or default & that their receipts shall be good and effectual discharges to any purchaser or purchasers of all or any part of my estate and effects and that they shall not be obliged to see to the application of such purchase money In witness where I the said Mary Glanvill the testatrix have to two parts of this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six - The mark X of Mary Glanvill (LJ) - Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Glanvill as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses - F Elliot 23 Grafton Street Fitzroy Square - John Main No.24 Grafton St Fitzroy Square - John Potter Halts Clerk to Mr Hersey Grafton Street.

Proved at London 27th May 1840 before the worshipful Herbert James Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of William Lightfoot one of the exors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to John Hersey Esqr the other exor when he shall apply for the same