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Will of George Sanders, 1851
Abstract of willPage 1
... of Old Brentford ... cordwainer ... son John SANDERS ... my copyhold (property ) in the High Street of Old Brentford ... now in my own occupation and my ten copyhold (properties) in Paradise Place Old Brentford now (occupied by)
and also my copyhold stable, granary etc in Back Lane Old Brentford let to William GUTTERIDGE and my eight copyhold (properties) in Wellington PLace OB now (occupied by)
and copyhold land (etc) in Back Lane OB let on lease to Mrs Catherine PALMER of OB grocer on which four cottages are erected
... also ... the household furniture, utensils of trade & other effects in my shop and the parlour at the back of (my home) and in the two kitchens in the basement and in the back room on the first floor of the same with all my stock materials in the yard
... son William Henry SANDERS ... thirteen copyhold (properties) in Caroline Place OB now (occupied by)
and my copyhold (property) in the Back Lane of OB now (occupied by)
and the household furniture ... in the back room of the second floor of (my home) and in the room detached from the same ... in the garden
... unto my said sons John SANDERS and William Henry SANDERS ... my two freehold (properties) in the Back Lane OB now let to William WEST
and my six copyhold (properties) in Party Row OB now (occupied by)
and my copyhold (property) in the High Street of OB (occupied by) my son George SANDERS
and my copyhold (property) in the Back Lane of OB (occupied by) - EALES (and which last two were given to me in the will of my late father Daniel SANDERS)
and my copyhold (property) in the manor of Northolt late in the occupation of - JACOBS and now of - HERBERT
and my three leasehold (properties) in Back Lane of OB (occupied by)
... empower my son George SANDERS ... his wife Sarah SANDERS ... children of my said son George SANDERS and Sarah
... and my other sons and daughters ... John SANDERS, William Henry SANDERS, Susannah SANDERS and Ziplah SANDERS
... John SANDERS and William Henry SANDERS ... my copyhold (property) in the High Street of OB and now (occupied by) Joseph WINTER barge master and also the principal sum of £1500 owing to me from Samuel MINTON of Windsor butcher
... and also £300 owing to me from Thomas BOWDEN of OB basket maker ... warrant of attorney (dated) 29 Oct 1844
... and also £150 owing to me from William GUTTERIDGE of OB house agent
... upon trust that John SANDERS and William Henry SANDERS ... shall pay the rents ... my said daughter Susannah SANDERS ... independently of any husband ... to whom she may be married
... daughter Susannah SANDERS the household furniture effects ... in the front room on the second floor of (my home)
... to John SANDERS and William Henry SANDERS ... my copyhold (property) in the High Street of OB (occupied by) William CLARK baker and also the sum of £1730 3% consolidated bank annuity and £200 long annuities standing in my name
... and £300 owing to me from Robert WALKER of New Brentford coal merchant
... mortgage (dated) 25 Nov 1844 of copyhold (properties) in Drum Lane and the Running Horses Yard in OB
... and £200 owing to me from James NEVILLE of OB cooper
... mortgage (dated) 8 Apr 1843 of 5 freehold cottages in the Market Place New Brentford
... and £100 owing to me from George WINTER of OB barge master ... warrant of attorney dated 28 Jan 1843
... my daughter Zilpah SANDERS the household furniture & effects in the front room on the first floor of (my home) and in the front room over the gateway of the same
... all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate property and effects ... between my said sons and daughters the said George SANDERS, John SANDERS, William Henry SANDERS, Susannah SANDERS and Zilpah SANDERS share & share alike
... I appoint John SANDERS and William Henry SANDERS Executors
... dated 19 June 1845 (signed by) Geo SANDERS
Witnessed by Alfred NICHOLAS Solr Brentford, William CLARK, baker, OB
This is a codicil
(regarding daughters Susannah SANDERS and Zilpah SANDERS)
... daughter Zilpah SANDERS £500
... copyhold plot of land cottage (etc) in Drum Lane OB now (occupied by) John WIGLEY and which I lately purchased of John KENNEDY to son John SANDERS
...to son John SANDERS my gold watch chain and seals
... to my brother Joseph SANDERS of OB shoemaker the sum of £5 ... to his wife Mary SANDERS £5
... my servant Emma Marianne SHOTTER £5 not withstanding her minority
Dated 29 Dec 1850 (signed by) Geo SANDERS
Witnessed by Alfred NICHOLAS, Solr Brentford, Joseph BARNES, victualler, OB
Proved at London 30 Jan 1851 by John SANDERS & William HEnry SANDERS the sons the Executors
The testatorGeorge Sanders live at no. 307 High Street in 1841.
The legatees, witnesses & executorSee the Sanders family page for details of the family. In his will George listed bequests to all of his children and also mentions his brother Joseph (and his wife Mary) and his deceased father Daniel SANDERS, from whom he inherited two properties. No mention is made of his second wife Zilpah, who presumedly died before he wrote his will (she was not recorded at no. 307 in 1841).
Emma Marianne SHOTTER: 'my servant'; in 1851 Emma M SHOTTER was 19, a servant to George's son John SANDERS who inherited no. 307.
Alfred NICHOLAS solr (witness): Alfred NICHOLAS, solicitor lived at no. 310, a few doors away from George SANDERS' home, in 1851.
Joseph BARNES, victualler (Witness): in 1826 a Joseph BARNS ran the 'Black Boys' (no. 140) in New Brentford.
The High Street propertiesMy copyhold (property ) ... now in my own occupation: no. 307; George mentions the 'the front room over the gateway' which helps confirm the location of his property. The tithe map shows property ref. 301 owned by George with a passage to its right which presumably the first floor room was built over.
My copyhold (property) ... (occupied by) George WINTER barge master: no. 303; this property was occupied by George WINTER in 1841 and by George SANDERS' son William Henry in 1851.
My copyhold (property) ... (occupied by) my son George SANDERS: no. 305; this property was occupied by George's wife Sarah SANDERS in 1841 (she describes herself as 'wife of a shoemaker' and by George SANDERS in 1851, by which time he had become a plumber & glazier.
My copyhold (property)... (occupied by) Joseph WINTER barge master: no. 258; this property was occupied by Joseph WINTER, barge master, in 1841. In 1851 a Joseph WINTER, lighterman, occupied no. 304.
My copyhold (property) ... (occupied by) William CLARK baker: no. 306; William CLARK baker occupied no. 306 in 1841 & 1851.
How to see this will in fullA copy of the original will can be downloaded from The National Archives Documents Online service, or it can be viewed free of charge by visiting TNA at Kew.