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Will of Sir David Latimer Tinling Widdrington, Knight
This is the last Will and Testament of me David Latimer Tinling Widdrington[,] Lieutenant General and Military Knight Commander of the Royal Guelph Order[.] I give and bequeath after my death unto my beloved daughter Alicia Almeria Pooley in trust for her life and for the lives of Henry Pooley her husband and their children lawfully begotten[,] six thousand pounds out of the stock or funds three per cents Consols standing in my name in addition to her share of a deed of settlement made by me immediately after my marriage for the absolute benefit of my dear Wife and children of two thousand eight hundred and sixty pounds five shillings and four pence in the [illegible] four per cents Bank annuities which deed was left with Messrs ffreeland and Pure Clerks in the City of Chichester for my life as stated in the said deed of settlement[.] I also give to my dear Son Adolphus Latimer[,] in addition to the monies already advanced for the purchase of his Commissions[,] the sum of two thousand pounds out of the said stock or funds three per cents Consols standing in my name[.] And whereas by a deed of settlement made by me on the marriage of my beloved Louisa Georgina to the Reverend Rowland Grove Curtois of two thousand one hundred and fifty pounds[,] I give and bequeath to my two Grandsons George Charles Widdrington and Rowland Latimer in trust the sums of one thousand pounds each in the 3 per cents Consols standing in my name[.] And I give and bequeath to my Son Sidney Henry Widdrington the sum of one thousand pounds 3 per rents Consols above mentioned as standing in my name he having come into a moiety of Hauxley by the melancholy death of his Mother[,] and after the payment of my just debts funeral and testimonial expenses I desire I may be privately and decently interred without any unnecessary expense[.] I also give my carriage plate books and effects not already disposed of by me to be divided share and share alike to my Children living at the time of my death[.] I constitute my Sons Sons [sic] Sidney Henry[,] Rowland Grove Curtois and Adolphus Latimer Executors of this my Will revoking and declaring void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made[.] In Witness thereof I the said David Latimer Tinling Widdrington the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this 30th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven. Signed Sealed and Declared by me --- David Latimer Tinling Widdrington of Gillingham 30th June 1837 ----
Appeared Personally Charles Voller of Bexley Manor House in the County of Kent[,] Coachman[,] and Sarah Knight of the same place[,] Spinster[,] and made Oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Sir David Latimer Tinling Widdrington late of Bexley in the County of Kent[,] a Lieutenant General in Her Majesty’s Service and Military Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order[,] deceased[,] for several years before and to the time of his death[,] and also with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription[,] having frequently seen him write and also write and subscribe his name[,] having now carefully viewed and perused the paper writing now hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning thus[,] “This is the last Will & Testament of me David Latimer Tinling Widdrington”[,] ending thus[,] “set my hand and seal this 30th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven”[,] and being thus subscribed[,] “David Latimer Tinling Widdrington”[,] they these deponents do depose that they verify and in their conscience believe the whole body series and contents of the said Will beginning ending and subscirbed as aforesaid to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Sir David Latimer Tinling Widdrington[,] deceased[.] --- Charles Voller --- Sarah Knight --- Same day the said Charles Voller and Sarah Knight were duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavid Before me --- F T Pratt Jun [illegible] G R Longden NotPub. [?].
Proved at London the 31st August 1839 before the Worshipful William Robinson[,] Doctor of Laws and Surrogate[,] by the Oaths of the Revd Sidney Henry Widdrington[,] Clerk[,] the Hon The Reverend Rowland Grove Curtois[,] Clerk[,] and Adolphus Latimer Widdrington[,] Esquire[,] the Son also the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to Administer.