Will – Martin Morrison – 4 Nov 1824

Document Type: Will
Date: 4 Nov 1824
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: TNA PROB 11
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This is the Last Will and Testament of me Martin Morrison made this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty four I give and bequeath all my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever unto my Cousin James William Morrison of His Majestys Mint London Esquire his Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely for his <use> and benefit charged and chargeable <nonetheless> with the payment of the several legacies and sums of money herein after mentioned and bequeathed {and which I direct shall take effect at the end of three calendar months after my  decease but not sooner} that is to say I give and bequeath to my Sister Jane Hampson Widow so much principal money as will purchase One hundred pounds a year for her sole use during life I give and bequeath to my sister Catherine Morrison spinster so much principal money as will purchase One hundred pounds a year for her sole use during life I give and bequeath to my brother Shaftoe Morrison so much principal money as will purchase One hundred pounds a  year for his sole use during life I give and bequeath to each of my Nieces who may survive me daughters of my late brother John Morrison deceased the sum of fifteen hundred pounds I give and bequeath to each of my Nephews who may survive me the sons of the aforesaid John Morrison deceased the sum of One thousand pounds I give and bequeath to each of my Nieces who may survive me daughters of my brother James Morrison the sum of fifteen hundred pounds I give and bequeath to each of my Nephews who may survive me the sons of the aforesaid brother James Morrison the sum of One thousand pounds I give and bequeath to James Morrison my said brother the sum of One thousand pounds and Hereby direct that all sums of money due to me upon Bond Promissory Note or any other Security from my said brother James Morrison and from my Cousin William Morrison farmer now residing at New Bewick in Northumberland and from any other of my relations may be considered as discharged the documents cancelled and of none effect I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved cousins Mary Morrison and Elizabeth Morrison both residing at No 18 Upper Cadogan place London the sum of Ten thousand pounds to be divided share and share alike between them I give and bequeath to my faithful Housekeeper Anne Thompson so much principal money as will purchase for her an annuity of thirty pounds during her life and I give and bequeath to the said Anne Thompson and to the other domestic Servants residing with me at the time of my decease one years wages  over and above what may be due to them for past services and I desire that Mourning be given to them I do not make any addition to my wife Sarah Morrisons Income she having by virtue of her marriage settlement sufficient for all comfortable and useful purposes adapted to her situation to maintain her I desire that my funeral may be plain And I hereby appoint my said dear Cousin James William Morrison Esquire sole Executor of this my Will revoking all former Wills In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty four Martin Morrison  



Signed sealed published and declared by the above named  Martin Morrison as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses Dixon Brown John Scott Newcastle Fire Office



From the continued and increasing infirm state of my health it often occurs to my mind that I may suddenly cease to live I Therefore in order that my intentions with respect to the disposal of my property may be fulfilled hereby direct that this paper be considered the Codicil to my Will which is deposited in a Drawer in the bureau of the bookcase standing in the Breakfast room of my residence at Newcastle and which said Will I hereby confirm in all its parts and in every aspect with the addition that to the sum of Ten thousand pounds therein devised to my dear Cousins Mary and Elizabeth Morrison I give to them the further sum of seven thousand pounds equally between them I also give and bequeath to my brother William Morrison so much money as will  purchase him an annuity of One hundred pounds for his life <As witness> my hand and dated in London this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven. Martin Morrison



In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

In the Goods of Martin Morrison Esquire deceased Appeared personally John Morrison of No 68 Lombard Street London Gentleman and William Hampson Morrison of the Royal Mint Gentleman and being sworn on the Holy Evangelists respectively made Oath that they knew and were well acquainted with the said Martin Morrison late of Newcastle upon Tyne in the Town and County of Newcastle Esquire deceased for several years before and down to the time of the death of the said deceased and during such their knowledge of and acquaintance with the said deceased they have frequently seen him write and write and subscribe his name and have thereby become well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and these Deponents having now with care and attention perused and inspected the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain a Codicil to the last Will and

Testament of the said Martin Morrison deceased also hereunto annexed the said Codicil beginning thus ‘from the continued and increasing infirm state of my health’ ending thus ‘Dated in London this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand  eight hundred and twenty seven’ and thus subscribed ‘Martin Morrison’ They say they verily and in their <consciences> believe the whole body <series> and contents of the said Codicil beginning and ending as aforesaid together with the said subscription  ‘Martin Morrison’ <setthereto> as aforesaid to be of the proper handwriting and subscribing of the said Martin Morrison deceased  John Morrison  W.H.Morrison  On the fourth day of December 1827 the said John Morrison and William Hampson

Morrison were duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavit Before me

J Addams Surr - present H.J.Wheeler Nt Pub.



Proved at London with a Codicil 6th December 1827 before the Worshipful Jesse Addams Doctor of Law and Surrogate by the Oath of James William Morrison Esquire the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted being first sworn duly to administer
TNA PROB/11/1734

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