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Will of MARTHA (TOVEY) JOHNSON, dated Nov. 4, 1856, London, England.
Posted by: Jacqueline Russell (ID *****0541) Date: September 12, 2008 at 14:50:43
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MARTHA TOVEY, of the parish of St. George Southwark, Surrey County, dau of RICHARD, m. ROBERT JOHNSON, Dec. 20, 1805, Middlesex County, England.
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I, MARTHA JOHNSON of No. 16 Gold Hawk Terrace
Shepherds Bush near London, the Widow of ROBERT JOHNSON formerly of Lambs
Conduit Street and late of Great Russell Street London, Chemist deceased do
hereby revoke all former Wills made by me and Declare this to be my
last will and testament I appoint my daughter AMELIA JOHNSON and
my Son in law ROBERT ULLOCK POTTS of South Audley Street Grosvenor Square
London Chemist Executrix and Executor of this my will And I
bequeath to the said ROBERT ULLOCK POTTS the sum of Nineteen Guineas for
his trouble as my Executor I devise my freehold messuage and premises in
Cambridge Terrace Hyde Park, now in the occupation of my daughter MARTHA
JOHNSON at the yearly rent of one hundred pounds unto my son FRANK JOHNSON
and my five daughters MARTHA JOHNSON, GRACE GUMBRELL JOHNSON, CATHERINE
WIGZELL the Wife of the said ROBERT ULLOCK POTTS, ANNE RICE JOHNSON, and
AMELIA JOHNSON their heirs and assigns in trust to permit my said daughter
MARTHA so long as she shall be desirous of so doing to occupy the said Messuage
and premises as yearly tenant at the yearly rent of One hundred pounds she at
her own expense keeping the same in tenantable repair and condition and insured
against fire to the amount at least of One thousand five hundred pounds, and in
trust during such period as my said daughter AMELIA shall remain single to pay
to her or permit her to receive out of the rent of said messuage and premises
the annual sum of fifty pounds payable quarterly, the first payment to be made
on such of the four usual quarterly days of payment of rent as shall happen
next after my decease And also in trust during such period as aforesaid to
pay the surplus rent of the said Messuage and premises including the rent
from the last day of payment prior to my decease, to my said son FRANK and my
said four daughters MARTHA, GRACE GUMBRELL, CATHERINE WIGZELL
and ANNE RICE and their heirs in equal shares But if during such period as last aforesaid
and of my said five last named Children shall die without leaving a wife
husband or child living at his or her decease, his her or their share or shares in
the said surplus rent shall be in trust for the other or others of them my
five last mentioned Children equally and his her or their heirs And if during such period
as aforesaid all of them my said five last mentioned children shall so die,
then the said surplus rents shall be in trust for my said daughter AMELIA
JOHNSON And after the death or marriage of my said daughter AMELIA then
my said messuage and premises shall be in trust for my said son FRANK
and my said five daughters their heirs and assigns in equal shares but
if any of my six last mentioned children shall die without leaving a wife
husband or child living at his or her decease then his her or their share or
shares in the said messuage and premises shall be in trust for the other or
others of my six last mentioned children and his her or their heirs equally I
bequeath the sum of One hundred pounds to my son ROBERT JOHNSON if
he should survive me I bequeath my plates old fancy china, jewels,
trinkets and books to my five daughters equally or to such of them as shall
survive me, if my daughter AMELIA shall be single and living with me
at the time of my death I bequeath to her absolutely all my household
furniture linen wearing apparel and other household effects not hereinbefore
respectively bequeathed But if my daughter AMELIA shall have married
or cease to live with me before my death then I bequeath the same to my
five daughters equally or to such of them as shall be living at the time of my death
I bequeath my late husbands receipts for the Digestive Pills now sold by
me and also all the Digestive Pills and ingredients for Digestive Pills of
which I may be possessed at the time of my death unto my five Daughters
MARTHA JOHNSON, GRACE GUMBRELL JOHNSON, CATHERINE WIGZELL POTTS, ANNE RICE JOHNSON and AMELIA JOHNSON in equal shares, or to such of them as shall be living at my death And as to all the residue of my estate
and effects I bequeath the same after payment of my funeral and
testamentary expenses just debts and legacies unto my son FRANK and my
said five daughters MARTHA JOHNSON, GRACE GUMBRELL JOHNSON, CATHERINE
WIGZELL POTTS, ANNE RICE JOHNSON and AMELIA JOHNSON or such of them as
shall be living at my death in equal shares I hereby release all debts
and sums of money which at my decease may be due from any of my
Children to their late father or to me In witness whereof I have hereunto
subscribed my name this fourth day of November one thousand eight
hundred and fifty six (4th day November, 1856)

/s/ MARTHA JOHNSON

The above Will was signed by the above
named MARTHA JOHNSON the Testatrix in
the presence of us who being both present at
the same time attesting such signature
hereunto in her presence, adn in the
presence of each other subscribe our names
in testimony thereof . . . . . . . . . GEORGE CHAPMAN, DAVID IVETT

The foregoing has been duly examined
by us the undersigned with the Original Will of
MARTHA JOHNSON and we hereby declare the
forgoing to be a true copy of such Original
Will and in testimony thereof we hereunder
subscribe our names this twentieth day of January 1857
WILLIAM GILLIAM SLACK, Solicitor
Of No. 91 Mount Street Grosvenor Square Middlesex
CHARLES WILLIAM DAWSON
clerk to MR. W. G. SLACK
29 Crescent Mews Belgrave Square
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