The Will of John Tinling, Esquire
I John Tinling of ffareham in the County of Southampton do make this my last Will and Testament I will that all my just debts & funeral expences be first paid that I may be interred in the most private manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And I do hereby give & bequeath to my brothers William Tinling of the County of Southampton & Charles Ashley Stubbs Tinling of Bury St. Edmonds their executors administrators and assigns all my estate & effects whatsoever & wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever to & upon the following trusts that is to say upon trust as soon as may be conveniently after my decease to sell or cause to be sold all my household ffurniture linen plate china & wearing apparel & out of the proceeds of the same to pay or cause to be paid to my dear daughter Mary Augusta Burnett the sum of fifty pounds to & for her sole use & benefit and I do hereby order that the residue of the monies arising from such sale together with all monies which I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease shall be vested in some or one of the public funds upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say upon trust that my said brothers William Tinling & Charles Ashley Stubbs Tinling their executors administrators or assigns do & shall pay or cause to be paid to my dear daughter Jane Tinling all the interest & dividends arising from the Stock now standing in my name in the long annuities three per cent consols and four per cents (late five per cents) together with the interest & dividends which may arise from the monies to be invested as hereinbefore mentioned save & except the sum of £40 which I do hereby direct shall be paid yearly and every year to my dear son Richard Burnaby Tinling until he attains the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Navy & for one year after and in case my said Daughter Jane shall marry and die leaving a husband and children then I do order & direct that all the said interest & dividends (except the said annuity to be paid as hereinbefore mentioned) shall go and be paid to her sd. husband during his life & after his death that the whole of such stock & ffunds (except a sum sufficient to satisfy the sd. annuity) shall be divided equally between her children to Sons at their age of 21 & to daughters at twnety one or marriage which [ever?] shall first happen But in case my sd. daughter Jane shall die unmarried & without children then I do hereby give & bequeath the whole of the interest & dividends of my sd. stock to my sd. Son Edward Burnaby Tinling during his life or until he shall be made a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in case of his death or promotion to the rank of Lieutenant which shall first happen I do hereby order and direct that my sd. trustees their executors administrators and assigns shall pay or cause to be paid to my said daughter Mary Augusta Burnett the whole of the sd. interest & dividends during her life for her sole & separate use & benefit after her death the whole of such stocks & ffunds shall go & be divided equally between all the children of my sd. daughter Mary Augusta Burnett & my own surviving children or their Issue share and share alike to Sons at their age of 21 and to daughters at 21 or marriage which shall first happen And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said brothers William Tinling and Charles Ashley Stubbs Tinling Trustees and Executors of this my last Will and Testament & Guardians of my said daughter Jane As Witness my hand and seal this eighth day of September in the year of our Lord 1822 – John Tinling (LS) P B Greene
In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Goods of John Tinling Esq deceased
Personally Appeared William Randall of the Town of ffareham in the County of Southampton Merchant and made Oath that he knew and was well acquainted with the said John Tinling late of ffareham in the said County of Southampton Esquire deceased for several years prior and down to the time of his death and which hath several times seen him write and subscribe his name to writings whereby he hath acquired a knowledge of his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having now carefully examined the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last Will and Testament of the said Deceased the said Will beginning thus “I John Tinling of ffareham in the County of Southampton” ending thus “Guardians of my said daughter Jane” and thus subscribed “John Tinling” and having the initials J.T. opposite to an obliteration in the thirty eighth line of the second page of the said will this appearer saith that he verily and in his conscience believes the names John Tinling so set and subscribed thereto and the aforesaid initials to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said John Tinling deceased Wm Randall On the fourteenth day of October 1822 the said William Randall was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me W Harrison Commission
Proved at London 26th October 1822 before the Judge by the Oath of William Tinling the brother one of the Executors to whom Admon was granted havg. been first sworn by Common [?] duly to Admr. Power reserved of making the like grant Charles Ashley Stubbs Tinling the brother also the other Exor.
[Note – the Richard Burnaby Tinling named as his son in the will is a mistake for Edward Burnaby Tinling.]