This is the last will and testament of John Maberly late of Saint Martins Lane in the county of Middlesex but now of Kensington in the same county Gentleman. First I humbly commend my soul to God confessing my manifold sins and imploring his Mercy through the merits of a blessed Redeemer. I give my Executors hereinafter named full power to sell the whole or any part of my estate & effects either by public auction or by private contract and at such times and in such manner as they shall see fit and after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses and all costs and charges attending this my will and the trusts thereof. I give to my Son John Maberly the sum of two hundred pounds and also my Silver Cup and Cover presented to me by the Master Curriers of London Westminster and Southwark. I give to my Son in Law William Parker the sum of two hundred pounds and to my daughter Elizabeth Simmons Widow the sum of two hundred pounds. I give to each of my Grandchildren Charles Maberly George Maberly William Maberly John Maberly Samuel Maberly William Parker Elizabeth Parker Thomas Parker and Mary Parker the sum of two hundred pounds. I give to my faithful servant Susannah Fraser the sum of one hundred pounds to Caroline the wife of Richard Billing of Reading Berks Builder the sum of one hundred pounds and to the trustees of the school connected with Orange Street Chapel Leicester Fields [a well-known London Huguenot church near Leicester Square named after the Prince of Orange] the sum of nineteen guineas (to be paid out of my personal estate and for the purposes of the school. I give to my Daughter in Law Eliza the wife of John Maberly the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid into her separate hand independent of her husband and her receipt alone to be a sufficient discharge for the same. I give to my said executor the sum of one hundred pounds upon trust to lay out the same in the purchase of an annuity for my cousin Elizabeth Laws of North Street City Road Spinster on her own life in one of the Annuity or Insurance Offices in London or Westminster the said annuity to be purchased in her own name and to be corevocable by her. All the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever I direct my Exors to act with all convenient speed and convert into money and to divide the same amongst all my Grandchildren living at the time of my decease share and share alike. And I do hereby appoint my Son in Law William Parker and my esteemed friends Mr William Simson Cock Street Burlington Gardens Richard Boswell Beddows of Nicholas Lane London Gentleman Executors of this my Will and I give to each of my said friends William Simson and Richard Boswell Beddows the sum of one hundred pounds as a mark of my friendship and respect and for the trouble they will incur in executing the trusts of my will . And I direct that any monies due to me at the time of my decease that I may have advanced to my Son John Maberly or to any of my Grandchildren shall be taken as far as regards the principal of such monies but without interest (in part of the share or interest that each of them shall remember[?] my will. And as to the debt due to me from my Grandson George Maberly I direct that after deducting therefrom the first legacy he shall rate[?] under my will of two hundred pounds my Executors shall grant him subject to signature and so arrange for the payment of the residue as they shall think proper. And I hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven John Maberly signed published and released by the said John Maberly as 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 subscribed our names as witnesses thereto William P.Bartlett Nicholas Lane John Saunders Clerk to Messrs Bartlett and Beddows 27 Nicholas Lane
This is a codicil to my will. I direct that any debt that may be due to me from my son John Maberly at the time of my decease shall be cancelled and shall not be deducted from the legacy I have left him in my will. Dated this thirteenth day of June 1828 John Maberly Witness William P Bartlett
Appeared Personally Stephen Pearce of the Royal Mews Square in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and made oath that he knew and was well acquainted with John Maberly formerly of Saint Martins Lane but late of Kensington in the county of Middlesex deceased for many years before and __ to the time of his death and with the manner and character of handwriting and subscription having often seen him write and subscribe his name and having now with care and attention viewed and inspected the paper writing hereto attached[?] purporting to be and contain the last will and testament with a codicil thereto of the said Deceased the said codicil beginning thus "This is a codicil to my will" and ending thus " dated this thirteenth day of June 1828" and thus subscribed "John Maberly" and having particularly noticed the names "John Maberly" so set and subscribed to the said codicil he this Appearer saith he does verify and in his conscience believe the names "John Maberly" so set and subscribed as aforesaid be of the own proper handwriting and subscription of the said John Maberly deceased and no other person whatsoever S Pearce on the fourth day of January 1830 the said Stephen Pearce was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me I J Pickard - W Tebbs
Proved at London with a codl 6th Jany 1830 before the worshipful Jesse Adams of __ & ___ by the oaths of William Simson & Richard Boswell Beddows the surviving Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to above.