Ruardean, Gloucestershire, UK

Benjamin Wasey Sterry 1767-1830

Benjamin Wasey SterryAge: 63 years17671830

Name
Benjamin Wasey Sterry
Given names
Benjamin Wasey
Surname
Sterry

Wasey Sterry

Name
Wasey Sterry
Given names
Wasey
Surname
Sterry
Birth April 9, 1767 33 28
Christening May 14, 1767 (Age 35 days)
Birth of a brotherThomas Johnson Sterry
March 4, 1769 (Age 22 months)
Occupation
Attorney and solicitor
yes

Christening of a brotherThomas Johnson Sterry
March 5, 1769 (Age 22 months)
Text:
Shenfield St Mary the Virgin Baptisms 1769 Mar 5 [born Mar 4] Thomas Johnson son of Wasey Sterry & Mary his wife born the preceeding day
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a brotherSamuel Henry Sterry
May 13, 1771 (Age 4 years)
Christening of a brotherSamuel Henry Sterry
June 9, 1771 (Age 4 years)
Text:
Shenfield St Mary the Virgin Baptisms 1771 Jun 9 (born May 13) Samuel Henry son of Wasey Sterry & Mary his wife
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a motherMary Johnson
April 1, 1773 (Age 5 years)
Burial of a motherMary Johnson
April 7, 1773 (Age 5 years)
Text:
Great Burstead, Essex Burials 1773 Apr 7 Mary Sterry
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a parentWasey SterryElenora CampbellView this family
July 10, 1775 (Age 8 years)
Text:
Reading St Lawrence 1775 July __(?) Wasey Sterry & Elenora Campbell
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also
Birth of a half-sisterEllen Sterry
May 20, 1777 (Age 10 years)
Source: 1851 Census
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also Walter Smith
Birth of a half-sisterMary Sterry
April 25, 1778 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWasey Sterry
October 25, 1778 (Age 11 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
London Chronicle (London, England), Saturday, October 24, 1778 Yesterday died Mr. Wasey Sterry, Distiller in Southwark. Daily Advertiser (London, England), Monday, October 26, 1778 Yesterday died Mr. Wasey Sterry, Distiller, in Southwark.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:
1778 Oct 25 Sterry Wasey, aged abt 78 of Thomas's Tents, St. Thomas psh., Southwark, Distiller, member Horsleydown Monthly Meeting, Died of convulsions, buried 30 Oct 1778 at Long Lane Southwark, Ref. QM/860/975/167; MM/934/687/37;Other/1168C/361
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a paternal grandfatherWasey Sterry
October 30, 1778 (Age 11 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Public Advertiser (London, England), Friday, October 30, 1778 Yesterday was interred in the Quaker's Ground, Southwark, Mr Wassey Sterry, a Gentleman greatly advanced in years. London Evening Post (London, England), Saturday, October 31, 1778 Thursday afternoon was buried, in the burying ground in Long-lane, Southwark, Wasey Sterry, dealer in spirituous liquors, and one of the people called Quakers. Friends Records 1778 Oct 25 Sterry Wasey 78 Thomas Tents, St. Thomas psh., Southwark Died of convulsions Died: 30 Oct 1778 Long Lane Southwark QM/860/975/167;MM/934/687/37;Other/1168C/361
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a fatherWasey Sterry
February 1, 1779 (Age 11 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
St. James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post (London, England), Tuesday, February 2, 1779 Last Monday Afternoon died suddenly, at Henham, in Essex, the Rev. Mr. Sterry, Minister of that Place.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a fatherWasey Sterry
February 8, 1779 (Age 11 years)
Text:
Henham St Mary the Virgin Burials 1779 Feb 8 Wasey Sterry
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Unknown
about 1787 (Age 19 years)

Burial of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Unknown
February 12, 1787 (Age 19 years)
MarriageMary DavisView this family
July 24, 1790 (Age 23 years)
Text:
1790 Jul 24 Benjamin Wasey Sterry of the parish of Christ Church Surrey, Bachelor and Mary Davis of this parish spinster. By licence. Both signed. Wit: Jno Davis, Hester Hitchen[?]
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also
Birth of a son
#1
Wasey Sterry
January 19, 1792 (Age 24 years)

Christening of a sonWasey Sterry
February 15, 1792 (Age 24 years)
Text:
1792 Feb 15 (born Jan 19) Wasey son of Wasey Sterry, Attorney at Law & Mary his Wife
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Johnson Sterry
April 19, 1793 (Age 26 years)

Christening of a daughterMary Johnson Sterry
May 22, 1793 (Age 26 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Death of a sonWasey Sterry
June 9, 1793 (Age 26 years)

Burial of a sonWasey Sterry
June 14, 1793 (Age 26 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also Parish Register
Birth of a son
#3
Unnamed Sterry
February 24, 1795 (Age 27 years)

Death of a sonUnnamed Sterry
February 26, 1795 (Age 27 years)

Marriage of a siblingSamuel Henry SterryMary DowleyView this family
December 8, 1795 (Age 28 years)
Text:
1795 Dec 8 Samuel Henry Sterry, of St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey and Mary Dowley of this parish, by Licence. Wit: Wm Gates, Sarah Stretton, Mary Dowley, E. Graham, Sarah Sterry, Jane Stretton, E M Noble Marriage Bonds and Allegations 1597-1921 [Ancestry] Name: Samuel Henry Sterry, Surgeon, Bachelor Event Date: 4 Dec 1795 Parish: Bermondsey, St Mary Magdalene Spouse's Name: Mary Dowley, Spinster and Minor Spouse's Parish: Southwark, St Thomas Event Type: Marriage bond and allegation Reference Number: DW/MP/169/063
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ellen Benge Sterry
November 18, 1796 (Age 29 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn NewmanEllen SterryView this family
December 23, 1796 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: Ancestry.com website
Text:
Ellen E. Sterry d. Eleanora and John Newman Rev. [S. Weald, married 1796 Holborn St Andrew Also Origins Network: 1796 Dec 23 Rev John Newman, Age: Not stated, Batchelor, Clerk, South Weald Essex & Ellen Sterry, Minor, Spinster, Holborn St Andrew. By licence. Wit: Jno Newman, Rd Perry. Remarks: The groom was a Reverend Minister. The bride was a Minor. Married by and with the consent of Eleanora Sterry, widow, the natural and lawfull mother of the said Minor. (Also in Pallot Index)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: 1851 census
Christening of a daughterEllen Benge Sterry
December 23, 1796 (Age 29 years)
Source: IGI
Text:
1796 Dec 23 Ellen Benge STERRY d. Benjamin Massey STERRY and Mary
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also Howard's Visitation of England and Wales (1895), i, pp180-182.
Birth of a son
#5
Charles Sterry
March 22, 1798 (Age 30 years)

Christening of a sonCharles Sterry
May 4, 1798 (Age 31 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Death of a sonCharles Sterry
September 30, 1798 (Age 31 years)

Burial of a sonCharles Sterry
October 4, 1798 (Age 31 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Marriage of a half-siblingPeter RoweMary SterryView this family
October 21, 1799 (Age 32 years)
Text:
1799 Oct 21 at South Weald, Essex Peter Rowe of South Damerell and Mary Sterry [Detail of marriage from PR supplied by Hilary Blandford]
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#6
Wasey Sterry
September 26, 1800 (Age 33 years)
Christening of a sonWasey Sterry
November 1, 1800 (Age 33 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Personal papers of Sir Wasey Sterry states baptised Nov 18.
Birth of a son
#7
William Sterry
October 3, 1802 (Age 35 years)
Christening of a sonWilliam Sterry
November 2, 1802 (Age 35 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Text:
Romford 1802 Nov 2 William Sterry s. Benjamin Sterry
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#8
Frances Sterry
February 10, 1804 (Age 36 years)
Christening of a daughterFrances Sterry
February 13, 1804 (Age 36 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Marriage of a half-siblingDenzil EdeMary SterryView this family
May 3, 1808 (Age 41 years)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also Jeffrey/Noble & Ede/Argles tree [hsejeffrey] on Ancestry.com
Marriage of a siblingThomas Johnson SterryHester PikeView this family
July 25, 1812 (Age 45 years)
Text:
All Hallows Staining, City of London 1812 Jul 25 Thomas Johnson Sterry, of this parish, Bachelor & Hester Horner, of the parish of Christ Church Surry Widow. By licence. Both signed. Wit: Elisa Burne, Elizabeth Burne Also Marriage Bonds and Allegations 1597-1921 [Ancestry] Name: Thomas Johnson Sterry, Gentleman, Bachelor, aged 21 Event Date: 24 Jul 1812 Parish: All Hallows Staining County: London Spouse's Name: Hester Horner, Widow, of Parish of Christ Church Licenced to marry in church of All Hallows Staining Event Type: Bond Reference Number: DL/A/D/24/MS10091E/125
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: 1841 census
Death of a brotherThomas Johnson Sterry
August 2, 1817 (Age 50 years)
Text:
1817 pt 2, p 188, Obituary Aug 2. At Newington, in his 48th year, Mr T.S. Sterry.  He was knocked down about two months ago in Blackfriars-road, by some person unknown; by which his leg was so severely fractured as to occasion his death.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a brotherThomas Johnson Sterry
August 11, 1817 (Age 50 years)
Text:
St Michael Cornhill Burial 1817 Aug 11 Thomas Johnson Sterry, Parsonage Row Newington Surrey, 48 years, in the old vault
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childHenry TweedMary Johnson SterryView this family
May 16, 1822 (Age 55 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a grandson
#1
Henry Wilson Tweed
March 5, 1824 (Age 56 years)
Christening of a grandsonHenry Wilson Tweed
March 30, 1824 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Mary Louisa Tweed
January 31, 1826 (Age 58 years)
Christening of a granddaughterMary Louisa Tweed
March 6, 1826 (Age 58 years)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Romford BTs.
Death of a wifeMary Davis
April 7, 1826 (Age 58 years)
Burial of a wifeMary Davis
April 14, 1826 (Age 59 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Ellen Francis Tweed
about 1829 (Age 61 years)

Christening of a granddaughterEllen Francis Tweed
December 9, 1829 (Age 62 years)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Romford BTs.
Death May 28, 1830 (Age 63 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 05 June 1830 Colchester, June 4 On the 28th ult. died, at Romford, after a lingering illness, Wasey Sterry, Esq. aged 63.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial June 3, 1830 (6 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 10, 1766Shenfield, Essex, England
14 months
himself
23 months
younger brother
Thomas Johnson Sterry 1769-1817Thomas Johnson Sterry
Birth: March 4, 1769 35 30Shenfield, Essex, England
Death: August 2, 1817Parsonage Row, Newington, Surrey, England
2 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Elenora Campbell - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 10, 1775St Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire, England
22 months
half-sister
11 months
half-sister
Family with Mary Davis - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 24, 1790St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
18 months
son
15 months
daughter
22 months
son
21 months
daughter
16 months
son
3 years
son
2 years
son
William Sterry
Birth: October 3, 1802 35 35Romford, Essex, England
Death: July 27, 1877Brighton, Sussex, England
16 months
daughter
Frances Sterry
Birth: February 10, 1804 36 36Romford, Essex, England
Death: January 23, 186354 Gower Street, London, Middlesex, England

BirthThe Sterry Family
MarriageParish Register, St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Text:
1790 Jul 24 Benjamin Wasey Sterry of the parish of Christ Church Surrey, Bachelor and Mary Davis of this parish spinster. By licence. Both signed. Wit: Jno Davis, Hester Hitchen[?]
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also
DeathThe Sterry Family
DeathNewspaper
Text:
The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 05 June 1830 Colchester, June 4 On the 28th ult. died, at Romford, after a lingering illness, Wasey Sterry, Esq. aged 63.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage
Marriage appears in Gentleman's Magazine 1790, p668, July 24: "Mr Sterry, attorney, Stamford, Surrey, to Miss Davis, of Bermondsey". General Evening Post (London, England), Saturday, July 24, 1790 On Saturday morning was married, Mr. Sterry, attorney, Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road to Miss Davis, of Bermondsey.
Marriage
Also General Evening Post (London, England), Saturday, July 24, 1790 On Saturday morning was married, Mr. Sterry, attorney, Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road to Miss Davis, of Bermondsey.
Shared note
He was already an attorney and was residing at Stamford street, Blackfriars road, Surrey, when in 1790 he married Mary Davis, then a resident of Bermondsey. Essex Poll Book 1810 Division No. 11 Becontree and Waltham Hundreds Sterry, Benjamin Wasey [Residence] Romford [Freehold Place] Barking [Source: Society of Genealogists, London] Proceedings of Old Bailey Violent Theft - Highway Robbery, 4th December 1816 JAMES MITCHELL , was indicted for feloniously assaulting Benjamin Wasey Sterry , on the 22d November , on the King's highway, at St. Mary-le-Strand , putting him watch, value 10l., one chain, value 2l., three seals, value 3l., and one key, value 1s. , the property of the said Benjamin Wasey Sterry. BENJAMIN WASEY STERRY . On the 22d of November, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was turning the corner of Catherine-street, coming out of the Strand , the prisoner came against me with great violence, more than an accidental meeting would occasion. He had an opportunity of seeing that I was coming that way, I nearly fell forwards; a person pretended to assist me; he came up to me, and then moved behind, and took hold of both my arms, and kept them confined. I had no means of assisting myself. I saw the prisoner take out my watch. I could not prevent him, as my arms were confined. Q. Did you see the prisoner run away - A. My face was towards Exeter 'Change, I turned round and called out stop thief. The person, who held my arms, went away very leisurely across the street. The prisoner ran towards New castle-street; I pursued him immediately, and saw the watch-chain hanging out of his hand; I did not loose sight of him till he was taken, opposite Somerset-house. He had the watch in his hand, with the chain hanging out. He was apprehended, and I assisted in taking the watch from him. I produce it. I have had it ever since. I am sure the prisoner in the man. Prisoner. If your face was towards Exeter'Change how could you see me - A. My face was towards Exeter'Change at the time my arms were confined. LIEUT. JOHN MORGAN . On the evening of the 22d of November, as I was walking up the Strand, I heard a cry of, stop thief, he has my watch; and immediately the prisoner rushed by me; I pursued him; the constable caught him; Sterry came up immediately; I assisted in securing him; the constable said, what has he between his legs; I put my hand down, he had his hands between his legs, and I took the watch out of them. Mr. Sterry claimed it, and I gave it to him. WILLIAM DAVIS. I am a watchman of St. Dunstan, in the West. I was going along the Strand, about seven o'clock in the evening, to my beat, I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner run across the street; he was making for the gate-way of Somerset-house; I collared him; he had something between his legs, for he kept his hands down there; I told the last witness of it; he took the watch from him; two patroles came up, and I gave him in charge. Several persons wanted to take him from me before, but I resisted. Prisoner. I leave myself to the mercy of the court. GUILTY. Aged 18. Of stealing from the person only . Transported for Life , Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham. Left Will dated 30 March 1830, proved 2 December 1830 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. (723 Beard).  Monumental Inscription inside church of St Edward's, Romford. Also listed in 1830 in Bank of England Wills: Benjamin Wasey Sterry, Esq. of Romford, Essex, Book 34 K-Z, Reg 7221. Full text of Will This is the last Will and Testament of me Benjamin Wasey Sterry of Romford in the county of Essex Esqr being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for the same. In the first place I constitute and appoint my two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry executors of this my Will and I direct that the expenses of my funeral and of proving this my Will and all the just debts which I shall owe at the time of my decease and also all the legacies herein after bequeathed shall be paid and satisfied out of my general residuary estate and I direct and desire that my housekeeping shall be continued in the accustomed manner under the superintendance and direction of my daughter Ellen Benge Sterry for one year after my decease and I direct the expenses thereof and the rent taxes rates and servants wages for such year to be defrayed out of my general residuary estate and in case the said residuary estate shall prove insufficient for payment of such expenses debts and legacies then I direct that the first years income of all and every my real and personal estate hereinafter specifically or otherwise devised or bequeathed shall be applied rateably and proportionally so far as the same shall be required as an auxiliary fund for payment thereof ___ notwithstanding the dispositions thereof hereinafter contained and I give and bequeath my leasehold residence unto my said son William Sterry for all ____[?] and interest therein for his absolute benefit he nevertheless permitting my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry and my family to use and enjoy the same for one year after my decease and the rent paid out of the before mentioned and specified fund. I give and devise unto my son Wasey Sterry and his heirs all that my one third part of and in the mansion house stables barns outhouses arable and grazing marsh land or other lands tythes and heredits called Eastbury at Ripple side in the parish of Barking in the said county of Essex and now in the occupation of Messrs Pallets on lease at or about the annual rent of one hundred and seventy two pounds and also all my estate and interest whatsoever in the same third part and also in the other two third parts thereof in respect of the landtax which has been redeemed as to the entirety thereof and to the benefit of which I am entitled and also all that one third part of each[?] in the same mansion barn stables tithes and lands subject to the life interest subsisting therein of Hester Sterry the widow of Thomas Sterry preserving[?] free from all encumbrances the annual rent of one hundred and forty pounds or thereabouts and also all that farm and heredits part of William Gallance and East Hall hold under the Dean and Canons of Windsor situate at Dagenham in the said county of Essex formerly in the occupation of Lancell or Turk and now of James Biggs on lease at the yearly rent of two hundred pounds or thereabouts subject to the payment of the apportioned round[?] rent to the said Dean and Canons of six pounds per annum and also all that my copyhold messuage and the barns stables outhouses arable meadows and pasture lands and heredits situate in Dagenham aforesaid and now on lease to Henry Gray at the yearly rent of one hundred and forty pounds or thereabouts and also all that my copyhold messuage farm lands barns stables outbuildings and heredits situate at Cranham in the said county of Essex and now in the occupation of John Price at the yearly rent of sixty three pounds or thereabouts and also all that my copyhold barn land and heredits situate at Buttsbury holden of the manor of Gin Joy Bird Landry otherwise Blunts in Stock in the said county of Essex late let on lease to James Archer at the yearly rent of forty pounds or thereabouts and now in the occupation of Soproorth at the yearly rent of twenty eight pounds and all those copyhold cottages arable and pasture land and heredits situate at South Wood Green Great Burstead let to Drake at the yearly rent of forty pounds or thereabouts and holden of the manor of Great Burstead, Whites, Gurnards and Chalweeden and also all those my freehold and copyhold messuages barns stables outbuildings garden orchard arable meadow and pasture land and heredits situate at South Green Great Burstead aforesaid in the occupation of Stephen Milller Cockerill and the copyhold parts of which are holden of the manor of Great Burstead, Whites, Garnards and Chalbreeden and now on lease at the yearly rent of seventy five pounds or thereabouts to hold the said several heredits unto my said son Wasey Sterry his heirs and assigns for ever for his and their absolute benefit and I further give and bequeath unto my son Wasey Sterry for his absolute benefit the sum of three hundred pounds owing[?] to me from William Gale of North Fambridge in the said county of Essex Farmer and secured to me by warrant of Attorney and I give and devise unto my said son William Sterry and his heirs all that my freehold messuage and barn stable lands and heredits situate at Dagenham aforesaid and now on lease to Joseph Twyford at the yearly rent of fifty two pounds ten shillings or thereabouts and also all those my freehold lands and heredits at Dagenham aforesaid in the occupation of Thomas Bell at the annual rent of twenty six pounds or thereabouts and also all that my copyhold farm and the outbuildings pasture land and heredits at Dagenham aforesaid now also in the occupation on lease of the said Thomas Bell at the yearly rent of thirty pounds or thereabouts and also all that small piece of ground adjoining the said last mentioned copyhold premises let to James Stafford on a building lease at the annual rent of four pounds or thereabouts and also all that my copyhold messuage and farm stables outhouses arable meadow and marsh lands and heredits situate at Dagenham aforesaid and now on lease to William Reeve Mihill at the yearly rent of one hundred and sixty six pounds or thereabouts and also all that other farm and heredits being also other part of Vallance Gallance and East Hall held under the Dean and Canons of Windsor situate at Dagenham aforesaid formerly in the occupation of William Potter secure of Thomas Twyford and now of the said James Biggs on lease at the yearly rent of one hundred and sixty pounds subject to the payment of the apportioned ground rent to the said Dean and Canons of four pounds per annum and also all that my freehold mansion house called Eastbury Lodge at Romford aforesaid with the coach house stables cowhouse yard garden land and heredits on lease to Coward Two at the yearly rent of one hundred and thirty five pounds or thereabouts and also all that my freehold orchard garden lands and heredits at Romford aforesaid in the occupation of Attewell widow at the yearly rent of twenty pounds or thereabouts to hold the sd several hededits unto my said son William Sterry his heirs and assigns for ever for his or their absolute benefit and I further give and bequeath unto my said son William Sterry for his absolute benefit all that my leasehold house in Stamford Street Blackfriars Road now in the occupation of George Adams at the yearly rent of fifty four hundred pounds or thereabouts after deducting the ground rent and subject to the annuity of thirty pounds hereinafter bequeathed to Joseph Wiggins and to the payment of the sum of seventeen pounds ten shillings per annum to Sarah Seager for and during the term of her natural life and which is secured to her by my bond. I also give and bequeath unto my said son William Sterry for his absolute benefit the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds owing to me from Jonathan Turner and secured upon mortgage of certain freehold houses at Romford aforesaid and also the sum of two hundred pounds owing to me from John Staines and secured upon mortgage of certain freehold land at Noak Hill Romford aforesaid and also the sum of one hundred pounds owing to me by Ramball and secured by a mortgage of houses near the Maypole at Barking aforesaid and I give and devise unto my sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry and their heirs all these my freehold marsh lands situate at Plumstead in the county of Kent and now in the occupation of Wallis as yearly tenant thereof at the yearly rent of one hundred and twenty pounds or thereabouts and also all that my copyhold messuage barn stables outbuildings land and heredits situate at Lamdon in the said county of Essex and now on lease to Thomas Gardener at the yearly rent of sixty pounds or thereabouts and also all that my freehold messuage barn stables land and heredits situate at Mountnessing in the said county of Essex and now on lease to Meeson Drury a the yearly rent of fifty two pounds ten shillings or thereabouts to hold the same unto and to the use of the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry their heirs and assigns nevertheless upon the trusts and for the purposes hereinafter expressed or contained concerning the same that is to say upon trust during the life of my daughter Mary Johnson Tweed wife of Henry Tweed to pay the rents and annual proceeds thereof as the same shall be received into the proper hands of the said Mary Johnson Tween or unto such person or persons and for such intents and purposes as she notwithstanding coverture shall from time to time after the same shall have actually become one and not by way of anticipation direct or apperict[?] to receive the same by any note or writing under her hand to the intent that the same rents and annual proceeds may be and remain separate personal and inalienable provision for the said Mary Johnson Tweed during her life and may not be subject to the debts contract disposition or engagement of the said Henry Tweed or any future husband and that the receipt of the said Mary Johnson Tweed or of such appointee or appointees as aforesaid and such receipt only shall be an effectual acquittance and discharge to the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will for so much of the same rents and annual proceeds as shall therein be acknowledged or expressed to have been received and from and after the decease of the said Mary Johnson Tweed upon trust to pay the said rents and annual proceeds to the said Henry Tweed or his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after the decease of the survivor of them the said Mary Johnson Tweed and Henry Tweed in trust for Henry Wilson Tweed the only son and eldest child of the said Henry Tweed and Mary Johnson Tweed his wife his heirs and assigns for ever in case he shall attain the age of twenty one years and to convey and assure the same to him and them accordingly but in case the Henry Wilson Tweed shall die under the said age of twenty one years in trust for such son of the said Henry Tweed by my said daughter Mary Johnson Tweed as shall first attain the age of twenty one years his heirs and assigns for ever and to convey and assure the same to him & them accordingly and in case there shall not be any such son as aforesaid who shall attain the age of twenty one years then I give and devise all my said freehold marsh land and heredits at Plumstead aforesaid in the occupation of the said Wallis unto and to the use of my said son Wasey Sterry his heirs and assigns for ever for his and their absolute benefit and I give and devise my said copyhold messuages barn stables outbuildings land and heredits at Lamdon aforesaid on lease to the said Thomas Gardener and also my said freehold messuage stable lands and heredits situate Mountnessing aforesaid on lease to the said Meeson Drury unto and to the use of my said son William Sterry his heirs and assigns for ever for his and their absolute benefit. And I give and bequeath unto the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry the sum of two thousand pounds owing to me by George Curtis and secured by a mortgage of an estate at Fobbing in the said county of Essex. Also the sum of eight hundred pounds owing to me from Thomas Boulton Warren and secured by a mortgage of an estate at Dagenham aforesaid holden of Barking manor and also the sum of six hundred pounds owing to me from John Higgs and secured by a mortgage of a house in his occupation at Romford aforesaid upon to obtain payment of the said three several sums of two thousand pounds eight hundred pounds and six hundred pounds when my daughter the said Mary Johnson Tweed shall direct them to do so by writing under her hand and to invest the same in the purchase of stock in the three per cent consolidated bank annuities unless the said several sums or either of them shall have been repaid and invested by me in my ____ and I give and bequeath unto the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry all such stock in the three per cent consolidated bank annuities as shall be standing in my name at the time of my decease. And I declare & direct that the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry and the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall stand possessed of the said several sums of two thousand pounds wight hundred pounds and six hundred pounds and the stocks upon which the same shall be invested and also of the said stock in the three per cent consolidated bank annuities as shall be standing in my name at the time of my decease as aforesaid upon the trusts following that is to say in trust during the life of my said daur Mary Johnson Tweed to pay the dividends interest or annual proceeds thereof as the same shall become due and be received unto her the sd Mary Johnson Tweed for her sole separate and inalienable use and benefit as aforesaid exclusive of the said Henry Tweed or any future husband and from and after her decease upon trust to pay the same dividends interest or annual proceeds unto the said Henry Tweed or his assigns for and during his natural life and from and after the decease of the survivor of them the said Mary Johnson Tweed and Henry Tweed in trust for Mary Louisa Tweed daughter of the said Mary John Tweed and Henry Tweed for her absolute benefit in case she shall attain the age of twenty one years but in case she shall die under the said age of twenty one years then in trust for her brother the said Henry Wilson Tweed in case he shall be then living and shall attain the age of twenty one years or shall have died leaving issue who shall be living at her decease but in case he shall not be living at her decease or shall die under the age of twenty one years or he being then dead and not leaving issue living at his decease then in trust for all and every other the child or children of the said Henry Tweed by the said Mary Johnson Tweed now born or hereafter to be born who shall attain the age of twenty one years equally to be divided between or amongst such children if more than one share and share alike as tenants in common and in case there shall not be any child of the said Henry Tweed by the said Mary Johnson Tweed who shall acquire a vested interest under the trusts aforesaid then in trust for them my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common for their respective use and absolute benefit provided always and I hereby declare that it shall be lawful for the said Mary Johnson Tweed from time to time during her life and after her decease for the said Henry Tweed if surviving from time to time during his life and after the decease of the survivor of them for the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry or the survivor of them or the executors or admors of such survivor during the minority or respective minorities of the person or persons who by virtue of the trusts hereinbefore contained shall be for the time being entitled in possession presumptively or otherwise to my said marsh land lands farms and heredits at Plumstead Lamdon and Mountnessing and in the several occupations of the said Wallis Thomas Gardener and Meeson Drury respectively at the yearly rents of one hundred and twenty pounds sixty pounds and fifty two pounds ten shillings respectively as aforesaid by indenture or indentures to be sealed and delivered by her him or them respectively in the presence of two or more credible witnesses and either with or without express reference to this present power to demise or lease all or any part of the same heredits with the appurts to any person or persons for any term or number of years not exceeding fourteen years to take effect in possession but not in reversion by way of future interest that upon every demise or lease there be reserved and made payable twice or oftener in every year owing the continuance thereof to be incident[?] to the immediate reversion of the heredits thereby to be demised the best and most improved yearly rent or rents that can be obtained or respectively expected to be obtained for the same without taking any sum or sums of money or other thing by way of fine[?] premium or foregift for granting or making any such demise or lease and so as in every such demise or lease there be contained a condition or clause of reentry[?] in case the rent or rents to be thereby reserved or any part thereof should be in arrear for the space of twenty one days and so as the lessee or lessees to whom any such demise or lease shall be granted as aforesaid shall not by any clause or words to be therein contained be made dispunishable of waste or exempted from punishment for committing waste and do and shall also seal and deliver a counterpart of such demise or lease and thereby covenant for the due payment of the rents or rent thereby to be reserved any think thereinbefore contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding provided also and I here by will and direct that it shall be lawful for the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry and the survivor of them the executors and admors of such survivor at any time or times and from time to time thereafter during the lives of the said Henry Tweed and Mary Johnson his wife or during the life of the survivor of them with the consent or by the direction of the said Henry Tweed and Mary Johnson his wife or the survivor of them to be testified by some writing or writings under their his or her hands or hand and attested by two or more credible witnesses to sell exchange or otherwise dispose of the said several lands heredits and premises at Plumstead, Lamdon and Mountnessing aforesd in the respective occupations of Wallis, Thomas Gardener and Meeson Drury aforesaid at the yearly rents of one hundred and twenty pounds sixty pounds and fifty two pounds ten shillings or any of them or any part thereof respectively to or with any person or persons whatsoever either together or in parcels for such price or prices in money or for or in lieu of such manors messuages lands or other heredits of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession and to be situate in that part of Great Britain called England and either with or without any sums or sum of money for equality of exchange as to their the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry or the survivor of them or the executors or admors of such survivor shall seem a fair and reasonable equivalent for the same and upon every such sale or exchange to convey or cause to be conveyed the heredits which shall be sold or exchanged unto and to the use of the purchaser or purchasers or the person or persons taking the same in exchange his her or their heirs and assigns for ever or to such other person or persons and in such manner as he she or they shall order or direct freed and discharged of and from all and singular the trusts intents and purposes hereinbefore declared thereof but subject nevertheless to any subsisting lease or lease thereof which may have been made or granted in exercise of the power last hereinbefore contained in that behalf and I also will and direct that the receipt of the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry or the survivor of them his executors or admors to be given in writing under their or his hands or hand upon payment to their or him of any sum or sums of money to arise by any sale or sales or to be received for equality of exchange as aforesaid shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge to the person or persons making such payment for so much money as shall in such receipt be acknowledged or expressed to have been received and that such person shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for the monies for which such receipt shall be given or for the loss misapplication or nonapplication of the same or any of them or any part thereof provided always and I further will and direct that all and every the sum and sums of money to arise by any such sale or sales as aforesaid or to be received for equality of exchange shall from time to time be invested and laid out by the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry or the survivor of them his executors or admors nevertheless with the consent and by the direction of the said Henry Tweed and Mary Johnson his wife or the survivor of them or if living testified as hereinbefore mentioned but if dead then in the discretion and of the proper authority of the same trustees or trustee for the time being in the purchase of freehold or of both freehold and copyhold manors messuages lands or other heredits of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance in possession free from incumbrances except leases at rack rent and to be situate and arising within that part of Great Britain called England and that as well the manors messuages lands or other heredits as to be purchased as last aforesaid as all and every the manors messuages lands and heredits to be taken in exchange for or in lieu of all or any part of the heredits hereby made subject to exchange as hereinbefore mentioned shall forthwith be conveyed and assured unto my said trustees or the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will upon to and for such and the same trusts intents and purposes and with under and subject to such & the same powers of leasing sale and exchange and other powers or provisors restrictions declarations and agreements as in and by this my Will are expressed declared or contained or as near thereto as the oaths of parties and other circumstances will admit provided always and I further will and direct that in the mean time until the sum or sums of money from time to time to arise by such sale or sales or to be received from equality of exchange as aforesaid shall be invested in or purchase or purchases of manor messuages lands and heredits in pursuance of the directions of this my Will it shall be lawful for the said Wasey Sterry and William Sterry and the survivor of them his executors or admors with such consent or by such direction of the sd Henry Tweed and Mary Johnson his wife or the survivor of them if having testified as aforesaid and if dead then in the discretion of the same trustees or trustee to place out or invest such sum or sums of money at interest in them or his own names or name in or upon any of the parliamentary stocks or funds of Great Britain or upon government or real securities at interest and from time to time to call in the principal money so to be placed out and to place out or invest the same in like manner in or upon other stocks funds or securities of the like nature and that the interest dividends and annual proceeds of the stocks funds or securities in or upon which the said trust monies or any part thereof shall be invested as aforesaid shall go and be paid and applied to such person or persons and to and for such ends intents and purposes and in such manner in all respects as the rents issues and profits of the manners messuages lands or other heredits Tobe purchased there with would go or be payable and applicable in case such purchase or purchases were actually made and as to my freehold marsh land and heredits situate at Eastham in the said county of Essex in the occupation of Henry Maxwell on lease at the annual rent of two hundred and twenty eight pounds or there abouts and also all those my forty one acres of freehold grazing marsh land and heredits at Ripple side in the parish of Barking aforesaid in the occupation of Gabriel Paine on lease at the annual rent of one hundred and eighty pounds or thereabouts I give and devise the same to and to the use of my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry their heirs and assigns for and during the life of my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry if she shall so long continue unmarried upon trust to pay the rents issues and profits thereof unto her my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life or otherwise permit and suffer her and them to receive the same if she shall so long remain unmarried and upon her decease or marriage which shall first happen I give and devise the same heredits in manner following that is to say I give and devise the said lands and heredits in Eastham aforesaid in the occupation of the said Henry Maxwell unto my said son William Sterry his heirs and assigns for ever for as his and their absolute benefit and I give and devise the said forty one acres of land and heredits at Ripple side aforesaid in the occupation of the said Gabriel Paine unto my said son Wasey Sterry his heirs and assigns for ever for his and their absolute benefit and I give and bequeath unto my said sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry all that the sum of ten thousand pounds stock in the three per cent revested bank annuities now standing in my name and also all that the sum of two thousand pounds bank stock also standing in my name and also the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds stock also standing in my name in the three and a half per cent consolidated bank annuities upon the trusts following that is to say upon trust during the life of my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry to pay the dividends interest and annual proceeds thereof as the same shall come in and be received into the proper hands of her the said Ellen Benge Sterry or unto such person or persons and for such purposes as she notwithstanding any coverture shall from time to time after the same shall have actually become due and not by way of anticipation direct or appoint to receive the same by any note or writing under her hand to the intent that the same dividends interests and annual proceeds may be and remain a separate personal and inalienable provision for the said Ellen Benge Sterry during her life and may not be subject to the debts disposition or engagements of any husband and that the receipt of the said Ellen Benge Sterry or of such appointee or appointees as aforesaid and such receipt only shall be an effectual acquittance and discharge to the trustees or trustee for the time being this my will for so much thereof as shall therein be acknowledged or expressed to have been received and from and after her decease in case she shall have any husband her surviving then upon trust to pay the said dividends interest and yearly proceeds to such husband and his assigns for and during his natural life and subject to the said life interest of the said Ellen Benge Sterry and of any husband she may marry upon trust for all and every or any one or more in exclusion of the other or others of them of any child or children of Ellen Benge Sterry may happen to have or the issue of any such child or children living at the decease of the said Ellen Benge Sterry to be ___ and payable at such times and if more than one in such share and proportions and generally in such manner as the said Ellen Benge Sterry at any time or times and notwithstanding any coverture by her last Will and Testament in writing or any codicil or codicils thereto or by any writing purporting to be her last Will to be signed and published by her in the presence of two or more credible witnesses shall direct or appoint and in default of any such direction or appointment or in case of any such direction or appointment then and as to such part or parts if any of the said trust monies whereto the same shall not extend or whereof the same shall not be a complete disposition but subject and without prejudice thereto upon trust for all and every the child or children of the said Ellen Benge Sterry who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or shall depart this life under that age leaving any issue who shall be living at the decease of the said Ellen Benge Sterry or who being a daughter or daughters shall live to attain the age of twenty one years or marry under that age equally to be divided between or amongst such children if more than one share and share alike as tenants in common but in case there shall not be any child of the said Ellen Benge Sterry who shall acquire a vested interest under the said trusts I give and bequeath the sd last mentioned trust fund subject to the interests aforesaid in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath the said sum of ten thousand pounds three per cent reverted bank annuities unto such person or persons as she the said Ellen Benge Sterry shall by her last Will and Testament in writing or any codicil or codicils thereto or other writing purporting to be her last Will to be by her signed and published in the presence of two or more credible witnesses and notwithstanding any coverture direct or appoint and in default of any such direction or appointment or in case of any such direction or appointment then as to such part or parcels thereof whereto the same shall not extend or whereof the same shall not be a complete disposition but subject and without prejudice thereto upon trust for such person or persons of the blood and kindred of her the said Ellen Benge Sterry being at the time of her decease as by virtue of the statute for the distribution of intestates states may be entitled to her personal estate or otherwise would be excluding any husband that may survive her and in the same shares proportions and manner as such persons if more than one may or could have become entitled to the same and as to the said sum of two thousand pounds bank stock in case there shall not be any child of the said Ellen Benge Sterry who shall acquire a vested interest therein under the trusts aforesaid then I give and bequeath the same subject as aforesaid unto my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common for their absolute benefit and in the like event I give and bequeath the said sum of one thousand two hundred pounds three and a half per cent consolidated bank annuities unto my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry upon to and for such and the same or the like trusts intents and purposes and subject to such and the same or the like provisions in all respects as are hereby declared or contained of & concerning the three several before mentioned sums of two thousand pounds eight hundred pounds and six hundred pounds owing to me from the before mentioned George Curtis, Thomas Boulton Warren and John Higgs respectively and secured on mortgage as aforesaid or such and so many of the same trusts intents and purposes and provisions as shall be then subsisting and capable of taking effect and as to the sum of ten thousand pounds in stock in the were four per cent annuities being reduced ___ five per cent annuities now standing in my name I give and bequeath the same unto my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry their executors admors and assigns upon the trusts following that is to say upon trust during the life of my daughter Frances Sterry to pay the dividends interest and annual proceeds thereof as the same shall come in and be received into the proper hands of her the said Frances Sterry or into such person or persons and for such intents and purposes as she notwithstanding any coverture shall from time to time after the same shall actually have become one and not by way of anticipation direct or apperict[?] to receive the same by any note or writing under her hand to the intent that the same dividends interest and yearly proceeds may be and remain a separate personal and inalienable provision for the said Frances Sterry during her life and may not be subject to the debts disposition or engagements of any husband and that the receipt of the said Frances Sterry or of such appointee or appointees as aforesaid and such receipt only shall be an effectual acquittance and discharge to my said trustees or the trustee or trustees for the time being of this my Will for so much of the same dividends interest and yearly proceeds as shall therein be acknowledged or expressed to have been received and from and after the decease of the said Frances Sterry if she shall have any husband her surviving then upon trust to pay the said dividends interest and yearly proceeds unto such husband and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and subject to the life interest of the said Frances Sterry and of any husband she may marry upon trust for all and every the child or children of the said Frances Sterry who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or shall depart this life under that age having any issue who shall be living at the decease of the sd Frances Sterry or who being a daughter or daughters shall live to attain the age of twenty one years or marry under that age equally to be divided between or amongst such children share and share alike if more than one as tenants in common but in case there may not be any child of the said Frances Sterry who shall acquire a vested interest therein under the said trusts I give and bequeath the same subject to the interests aforesaid in manner following that is to say as to the sum of five thousand pounds four per cent rent bank annuities part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds four per cent bank annuities I give and bequeath the same unto such person or persons as she the said Frances Sterry shall by her Will and Testament in writing or any codicil or codicils thereto or by any writing purporting to be her last Will to be signed and published by her in the presence of two or more credible witnesses and notwithstanding any coverture or appoint and in default of any such direction or appointment or in case of any such direction or appointment then as to such part or parts if any of the said sum of five thousand pounds four per cent bank annuities whereto the same shall not extend or whereof the same shall not be a disposition complete but subject and without prejudice thereto upon trust for such person or persons of the blood and kindred of her the said Frances Sterry being at the time of her decease as by virtue of the statute for the distribution of intestates estates may be entitled to her personal state or otherwise would be excluding any husband that may survive her and in the same shares and proportions as such persons if more than one may or would have become entitled to the same provided always and I do hereby declare my will to be that in case the dividends & interest upon the said four per cent stocks formerly Navy five per cent shall at any time be further reduced and in order that my said daughter Frances Sterry's income and provision under this my will may not be depreciated thereby I do hereby give and bequeath to her the annuity or clear yearly sum of one hundred pounds to be paid half yearly at the days and times on which the dividends on the said stock shall become payable and I hereby charge all and every my messuages lands tythes and heredits given devised and bequeathed to my dear sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry with the payment of the said annuity equally between them subject to the terms and conditions in all respects to the distribution of my other real and personal property but nevertheless subject to the amount of the deductions of such dividends only in case such deduction of dividends should be less than one hundred pounds per annum and I give my said daughter Frances Sterry full power to recover the same by distress and sale and as in case of distress for nonpayment of rent but which annuity to be void in case she mar__ and as to the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds four per cent bank annuities further part of the said sum of ten thousand pounds four per cent bank annuities I give and bequeath the same unto my said son William Sterry for his absolute benefit & I give and bequeath the like sum of one thousand five hundred pounds further part thereof unto my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry for her absolute benefit and as to the remaining sum of two thousand pounds four per cent bank annuities I give and bequeath the same unto my said sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry upon to and for such and the same or the like trusts intents and purposes and subject to such and the same or the like provisions in all respects as are herein contained or declared concerning the three several before mentioned sums of two thousand pounds eight hundred pounds and six hundred pounds owing to me from the before mentioned George Curtis, Thomas Boulton Warren and John Higgs respectively ans secured on mortgage as aforesd or such and so many of the same trusts intents and purposes and provisions as shall be then subsisting and capable of taking effect and in case of such new created stock then I do give and bequeath one moiety of such new created stock in manner following that is to say one third part of such one moiety unto my said son William Sterry one other third part of such one moiety unto my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry and the remaining one third part of such one moiety unto my said two sons upon the like trusts intents and purposes as is mentioned concerning the said three several sums one to me as aforesaid and the other moiety of such new created stock I give and bequeath unto such person or persons as my said daughter Frances Sterry shall by her Will direct or appoint in manner aforesaid and I give and bequeath all my law books unto my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry equally to be divided between them and I give and bequeath my small private library to my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry it is my wish and intention however that each of my children should select one work therefrom in remembrance of me and I give the same to them respectively accordingly I give and bequeath also to my said daughter Ellen Benge Sterry all the furniture which may be in her bed room at the time of my decease. Also all my drawing room furniture and ornaments and the writing table and chest of drawers and all my account books pocket books memorandum books and other books and papers except title deeds in my bed room together with ten dozen of port wine four dozen of Madeira and two dozen pints of Malmsey Madeira to and for her own absolute use and benefit and as to all my plate and also my linen china and the residue of my household furniture wines fixtures in my residence and also my cattle and live stock except the horses which belong to and are the property of my daughters I give and bequeath the same unto my son William Sterry for his absolute benefit. I give and bequeath unto my brother Henry Sterry the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds. I give and bequeath to my coachman George Wilson the sum of eighty pounds for his particular care and kind feeling in moving me about. I also give and bequeath to my nurse Martha Anderton the sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings if living with me at the time of my decease and to be paid to her immediately and I give and bequeath to such other of my servants as shall have been twelve months in my service one years wages over and above what may be owe and owing to them for wages to be paid at the expiration of twelve months next after my decease and I give and bequeath unto my gardener Joseph Wiggens for his life an annuity of thirty pounds to be paid by equal half yearly payments and the first of such payments to be made on the second of the usual quarter days which shall happen after my decease and I charge my said messuage or dwelling house and heredits at Stamford St Blackfriars Road on lease to George Adams and devised to my said son William Sterry as aforesaid with the payment of the same annuity in exoneration of all my other estates real or personal and as to all my ready money and securities for money and also as to all other my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature or kind soever and which shall remain at the expiration of twelve months next after my decease and payment of one years rents dividends and interest or over which I have any disposing power and not hereinbefore disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same as my general residuary estate subject as hereinbefore mentioned unto & to the use of my said two sons Wasey Sterry and William Sterry and my daughter Ellen Benge Sterry their heirs executors admors assigns respectively according to the nature thereof respectively in equal shares as tenants in common for their respective proper use and benefit provided always and I do hereby expressly will and direct that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees or the trustees or trustee for the time being acting under this my Will to apply all or any part of the rents dividends interest and annual income of the presumptive or other share of any infant or infants in my real personal estate in and for the maintenance and education of the said infant or infants respectively in such manner as my trustees or trustee shall think fit and that the residue of such rents dividends interest and annual income unapplied as aforesaid shall be added to the principal of the same share and shares and accumulate therewith in the nature of compound interest and be subject to all the dispositions hereinbefore contained concerning the same share and shares yet nevertheless so that the savings and increase of any preceeding year or years shall or may be applied in and for such maintenance and education in any succeeding year or years provided always and I do hereby will and declare that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees and the survivor of them his executors and admors and the trustees and trustee for the time being of this my Will at any time or times during the continuance of any of the trusts of this my Will and at their or his own discretion to alter vary and transpose all or any of the trust monies stocks funds and securities for the time being held or to be acquired under or by virtue of this my Will from time to time as occasion shall require by selling or converting into money or calling in the same respectively and laying out and investing the monies to arise thereby in or upon any other parliamentary or public stocks or funds of Great Britain or real securities in England and to be holden upon under the subject to the trusts persons and provisions herein declared and contained of and concerning the trusts monies stocks funds and securities which shall be from time to time so raised and changed as aforesaid or such of them as shall for the time being be subsisting or capable of taking effect and I declare and direct that the receipt of my sd trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors or admors or of the trustees or trustees for the time being of this my Will in writing under their or his hands or hand upon payment to them or him from time to time of any sum or sums of money pursuant to the trusts hereinbefore declared shall be a good and effectual acquittance and discharge to the person or persons making such payment for so much money as shall in such receipt be acknowledged or expressed to be received and that such person or persons his her or their respective heirs executors or admors shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for the monies for which any such receipt shall be given as aforesaid or for the loss misapplication or nonapplication of the same or any part thereof provided always and I hereby further declare and direct that if any of the said trustees thereby appointed or any succeeding trustee to be appointed by virtue of this provision shall depart this life or desire to be discharged of and from or decline or become incapable to act in the trusts of this my Will before the same shall be fully performed and satisfied then and so often a new trustee shall or may be appointed in his or her place or stead by the trustees or trustees surviving or continuing to act or by the last acting trustee his or her executors or admors and the said trust estates and premises shall from time to time be conveyed and transferred so as to be vested in the acting trustee or trustees for the time being and every such new trustee shall or may act in the management and execution of the trusts of this my Will and shall and may exercise the same powers and discretion in all respects as if he had been originally a trustee of this my Will provided lastly and I hereby declare that the trustees or trustees for the time being acting under this my Will shall not be charged or chargeable with any more monies than they respectively shall actually receive under the trusts hereby declared and that none of them shall be answerable or accountable for any other or others of them but each of them for his own acts neglects and defaults only nor for any misfortune loss or damage incident to the execution of the said trusts except the same shall be occasioned by or through the wilful default of such trustees or trustee respectively and also that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees or trustee for the time being out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of this my Will in the first place to deduct and retain to and reimburse themselves respectively all costs charges and expenses to be sustained or expended in or about the execution of the trusts hereby created or declared or in anywise relating thereto and I hereby revoke all former Wills and declare this above to be my last Will and Testament. Whereof I the said Benjamin Wasey Sterry the testator to this my last Will and Testament contained in nineteen sheets of paper set my hand to the first eighteen sheets thereof my hand and seal to this nineteenth and the last sheet thereof and my seal to the label which fixeth them together this thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty. B. Wasey Sterry (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Benjamin Wasey Sterry the testator as and 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 hereunto set and subscribed our names as witnesses the erazures and interlineations having been first made that is to say the erazures and interlineations in the second sheet the interlineation and erazure in the sixth sheet the erazures and interlineations in the thirteenth sheet the interlineations in the fifteenth sheet and the interlineation in the sixteenth sheet thereof. W. H. Attwell, Romford. G.C. March, Romford. Thos Bourne, Romford. Proved in London the 2nd December 1830 before the Worshipful Sherrard Beaumont Barnaby Dr of Law & Surrogate by the oaths of Wasey Sterry and William Sterry Esqrs the sons the executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn only yo administer.
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