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Percy Crause Executor, Tho W Gibbs Commissioner
This is the last will and testament of William Green Deputy Commissary General at present residing at No 40 Pembroke Square Kensington in the County of Middlesex England I give and bequeath to my Son Henry Portrait of my Stepfather Thomas Esdaile the kindest and best friend I ever had and which I trust will be duly taken care of also the miniature of my dear Mother with the Gold Case or setting also my Silver Waiter and Silver Wine Funnel and to Edward Lester my Painting with clock and all other Paintings except the above mentioned and Prints also my Silver Vase Tea Kettle Stand and Lamp and all the Decanter Labels, and to Charles Alexander twelve plain Silver Table Forks and twelve Silver Tea Spoons, best, and one plain Gravy Spoon and to Frederick Thomas twelve Silver Table Forks and one plain Gravy Spoon and ten Tea Spoons best and ? Egg spoons also my Gold Watch by “Barwise” and Gold Chain and Key and to Arthur Martin one Silver Tea Pot and Stand & one Silver Coffee Pot Sugar Dish and Cream Ewer and four Silver Salt Spoons best and four Sugar Tongs best and to Margaret Agnes Ann twelve Silver Table Spoons and twelve Silver Desert Spoons and two Silver Sauce Ladles threaded pattern & one Silver Mustard spoon also one Silver Marrow and one Cream Spoon & four Salt Spoons to Caroline one Silver Saucepan one silver one Silver Soup Ladle two Silver Sauce ladles two Silver Gravy Spoons and twelve Silver Table Spoons and twelve Desert Spoons all threaded pattern one pair of silver Sugar Tongs and two Salt Spoons and to Alfred one Silver Fish slice one Silver Butter Knife one Punch Ladle with Coin in it one pair Silver Grape Scissors gilt two silver Scallop Shells(?) one silver Sallad Fork gilt one Silver Cheese Knife and two silver Sauce Ladles and I desire my Furniture excepting the articles specially disposed of shall be sold by my Executors and the proceeds applied as far as may be required to the payment of my just debts and the residue if any together with any money in my possession or due to me shall be divided among all my children above mentioned share and share alike I leave my house linen to my Son Alfred I give and bequeath to Emily wife of my Son Edward Lester my Ring set with Sapphire Brilliant and I bequeath to Sarah wife of my Son William George to her and her heirs all Lands in Upper and Lower Canada to which I may be entitled as heir to my Daughters Louisa Emily and Eleanora deceased belonging to the Estate of my Father in law the late John Gray also all plated Articles and to my Grandson William I leave my Books and Clothing and I desire that no unnecessary expense be incurred for my funeral that it shall be in all respects plain and simply respectable and I appoint my friend Percy Crause Esq and my son Edward Lester the executors and administrators of this my last Will In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty three—W Green—Signed by the said William Green the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time and in the presence of each other attest and subscribe our names as witnesses thereto—S D Mandy Merchant—John Mandy C.E.(?)—
Proved at Bristol the Twenty seventh day of April 1866 by the Oath of Percy Crause Esquire one of the Executors to whom Administration was granted. Power reserved of making the like Grant to Edward Lester Green (son of the deceased) the other Executor.
The Testator William Green was formerly of No 40 Pembroke Square Kensington in the County of Middlesex and late of No 3 Duke Street in the City of Bath in the County of Somerset a Deputy Commissary General and died on the Ninth day of April 1866 at Bath aforesaid. Under 450 pounds
In Her Majesty’s Court of Probate
The District Registry at Bristol
In the Goods of William Green deceased
I Stephen Day Mandy of 46 Belsize park Hampstead in the County of Middlesex Merchant make Oath that I am one of the subscribed Witnesses to the last Will and Testament of the said William Green formerly of No 40 Pembroke Square Kensington in the County of Middlesex aforesaid but late of No 3 Duke Street in the city of Bath in the county of Somerset a Deputy Commissary General deceased the said will being hereunto annexed bearing date the eighteenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and sixty three and that the said Testator executed the said Will on the day of the date thereof by signing his name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of me and of John Mandy the other subscribed Witness thereto both of us being present at the same time and we thereupon attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said Testator and at his request—S D Mandy—Sworn at No 46 Belsize park Hampstead in the County of Middlesex this twenty fourth day of April 1866 before me Jno Thos White a London Commissioner to administer Oaths in Chancery