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Will of Robert Banyon, 1852
Abstract of willI Robert Banyon of Old Brentford... bargeman and lighterman
... all household furniture, plate... about my dwelling house and office ... daughters Mary Ann and Elizabeth
... to daughters £50
... trade or business I now carry on as a Bargeman and Lighterman should be carried on after my decease by my Trustees
... I give and bequeath the said trade or business ... and all my barges, boats, vessels, tackle, sacks ... to son Thomas Herbert BANYON, my son in law Thomas PAULIN
... I direct my trustees... to offer my son Alfred BANYON the management under them or him of the said business
... the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate ... I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Herbert BANYON, my son in law Thomas PAULIN
... appoint son Thomas Herbert BANYON and son in law Thomas PAULIN executors
... dated 22nd December 1851
... witnessed by W C YONGE, Minister of the Gospel, Brentford, Thomas SADLER, Maltster, Brentford
... proved at London on 4th May 1852 before Thomas Herbert BANYON and Thomas PAULIN
The testatorRobert BANYON was born in Old Brentford and was recorded at no. 331 in the 1841 and 1851 censuses. He was living with (his wife?) Mary, aged '60', ie 60 - 64, and three daughters, Maryann, Elizabeth & Eliza in 1841. He was a widower by 1851.
Other people mentionedAlfred BANYAN: was living with his father in 1851, aged 27. In 1841 the best match I could find was an Alfred BUNYAN, private aged 15, at the Royal Marine Barracks, Woolwich Dockyard.
Mary Ann & Elizabeth BANYAN: were in the family home in 1841 and 1851, by which time they were 43 and 41.
The witnesses & executorsThomas PAULIN: married Sophia BANYON in Brentford Registration District in 1849; in 1861 they were living in Hornsey Middlesex and she had borne him 6 sons, aged 5 to 12; he also had two older daughters from his first marriage. Thomas was a brewer and the household included a nurse, a nursemaid, a cook and a housemaid.
Thomas Herbert BANYON: was living at Brentford End in 1861, a master baker with wife Martha and three sons, Thomas, Robert & Alfred.
W C YONGE: William YONGE, minister of the gospel, was living at Albany Passage Old Brentford in 1841 with his wife Sarah and children. By 1851 he had moved to the Butts. He was born in Andover, Hampshire.
Thomas SADLER: Thomas SADLER, maltster, was widowed and living on the High Street in 1851 with his daughter Mary Ann, both born Stebbing, Essex.
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.