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Will of Matthew Chessall


  • 414: Status only, no stated occupation. Use for Widow, Gentleman, Esquire, Indweller etc., if no occupation is given.


Gentleman of Henley

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/1231
First date: 1 March 1791
Probate date: 18 April 1793
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executor: William Harrison Chessall
Relationship: Son
Executor: Matthew Chessall
Relationship: Son
Witness: William Fisher
Witness: Bennett Smith
Witness: Richard Pauling
Court Official: John Fisher
Court Official: William Wynne


To: William Harrison Chessall (Son)

To my son William Harrison Chessall my property in Hart Street, Henley now occupied by ....... Nix for ever.

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Location of property


To: Elizabeth Chessall (Daughter)

To my sons William Harrison Chessall and Matthew Chessall,  nine hundred pounds part of my consolidated three per cent Bank Annuities on Trust that they pay the interest or dividends to my daughter Elizabeth Chessall and after her death, the sum of nine hundred pounds to be given to my son Matthew Chessall.  I give my daughter the sum of ten pounds.

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To: William Harrison Chessall; Matthew Chessall (Sons)

All the rest and residue of my estate to be given to my sons William Harrison Chessall and Matthew Chessall to be held as tenants in common and not joint tenants.

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0001: This is the Last Will
0002: and Testament of me Matthew Chessall of Henley upon
0003: Thames in the County of Oxford Gentleman I give
0004: and devise unto my Son William Harrison Chessall
0005: my Messuage or Tenement situate in Hart Street in
0006: Henley aforesaid now Occupied by [left blank] Nix
0007: To hold to my said Son his Heirs and Assigns
0008: for ever I give to my said Son William Harrison
0009: Chessall and my Son Matthew Chessall of the Parish
0010: of Saint Clement Danes Gentleman nine hundred Pounds
0011: part of my Consolidated three Per Centum Bank
0012: Annuities Upon Trust that they do and shall pay
0013: the Interest or Dividends thereof to my Daughter
0014: Elizabeth Chessall for her life and after her decease
0015: I give the said Nine hundred Pounds three Per
0016: Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities to my said Son
0017: Matthew Chessall I give to my said Daughter Ten
0018: Pounds and to my Sister two Guineas All the
0019: Rest Residue and Remainder of my Freehold and also
0020: my Leasehold and all other my Personal Estate
0021: and Effects of what nature or kind soever or
0022: wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my
0023: said Sons William Harrison and Matthew To hold
0024: to them their Heirs Executors Administrators and
0025: Assigns for ever equally share and share alike according
0026: to the nature of my Estates therein as Tenants
0027: in Common and not as Joint Tenants I appoint
0028: my said Sons Executors of this my Will In
0029: Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand
0030: and Seal the first day of March in the Year
0031: of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and
0032: ninety one.
0033: Matt[he]w Chessall [Seal]
0034: Signed Sealed published
0035: and declared by the said Matthew Chessall as his
0036: last Will and Testament in the presence of us
0037: who at his request in his presence and in
0038: each others Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto
0040: W[illia]m Fisher
0041: Bennett Smith
0042: R[ichar]d Pauling

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Hilary
Author: Hilary Fisher
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 26th June 2013
Date modified: 09th February 2014


Note also a legacy to the Testator's un-named sister