Last Will and Testament of Mary Butler


I Mary Butler of Saville Row,  in the county of Middlesex,  widow being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory and understanding,  do make public and declare this my last Will and Testament as follows,  that is to say I do hereby direct that all my just debts,  funeral expenses, charges of proving this my Will and obtaining probate thereof, be in the first paid and satisfied after payment thereof I give and bequeath unto my executor and Executrix hereinafter named the sum of two hundred pounds which I am entitled to under or by virtue of the Will of my late husband Robert Butler, deceased in trust to pay and divide the same as follows that is to say, to my son Henry Butler the sum of twenty pounds within twelve months after my decease,  to my son Phineas Butler the sum of twenty pounds, to my daughters Mary Butler and Elizabeth Butler the sum of fifty pounds and to my sons Robert Butler and Thomas Butler the sum of thirty pounds cash upon obtaining their respective ages of twentyone years and I do hereby direct my said Executors or Executrix to place out the said legacies hereby given tomy said daughters and sons, Phineas, Robert and Thomas an Interest in Government or other good Securities during their respective minority and to apply the Interest Thereof proportionably towards their respective support and maintainance until they attain their respective ages of twentyone years, also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary Butler my feather bed with the bedstead and blue and white furniture therto belonging, two pairs of sheets, two pairs of blankets and four pillow cases, one mahogany tea table and tea tray, one large punch bowl and silver ladle, one pair of silver tea tongs and half a dozen silver spoons which are in my bedroom.  Also I give unto my said daughters, Mary and Elizabeth all the ready money and cash which shall be in my possession at the time of my decease belonging to me to be equally divided between them, share and share alike.  Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth a china punch bowl, a silver punch ladle, half a dozen silver tea spoons, one pair of silver sugar tongs and a round mahogany tea tray.  Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughters Mary and Elizabeth all my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them immediately after my decease and all the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate, and Effects of what nature or kind soever the same shall be or consist of which I may be possessed of I give and bequeath unto my executors, administrators in trust to divide the same equally between all and every one of my said children upon attaining their respective ages of  twentyone years and in case of the death of any or either of my said children before attaining that age, should give the part and share of him, her or their share and share alike, and I do hereby nominate and institute and appoint my said son, Henry Butler and William Gardener of Mile End, aforesaid Victualler,  and my said daughter Mary, executors and executrix of this my Will, herby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament in existence, whereof the said MaryButler the Exectrix has to this my Will set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven the X mark of Mary Butler signed sealed and published, and declared by the said Mary Butler theTestatrix has for her last Will and Testament in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto


James Aldred,  Mile End

Jno Weller, clerk to Mr Yardley, Hoxton Square


Proved at London 2nd May 1811 before the Worshipful Charles Cook, Doctor of Laws and sworn by the oaths of Henry Butler, the son, and William Gardener, two of the executors to whom Administration was granted, having been first sworn duly to administer power received to Mary Butler, spinster, the daughter and other Executor.


Proved at London on the 25th day of August 1818 before the worshipful Richard Henry Cresswell, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Mary Gardener formerly Butler (wife of Henry Gardener),  the daughter and other surviving Executor, having been first sworn duly to administer.