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Will of John Bond, 1855

Heather Wade provided a transcription of John Bond's will made by Peter Fawcett:

This is the Last Will and Testament
of me John BOND of Old Brentford in the parish of Ealing in the county of
Middlesex Tailor I give and devise all my copyhold or customary estate
called Poppets parlor consisting of nine messuages or tenements with the land
and hereditaments situate at Old Brentford aforesaid held of the Lord of the
Manor of Ealing subject to a quit rent of one shilling and two pence a year unto
my dear wife Ann for and during the term of her natural life and from and
after the decease of my said wife, then I give and devise the same unto my
son George his heirs and assigns forever on payment by him to my executors
of the balance, if any, then remaining of the sum of four hundred and fifty
pounds which my said son is indebted to me And as to all the rest and residue
of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind soever
the same may be (after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses) I give devise and bequeath the same unto and amongst all and
every my nine children to be equally divided between them share and share
alike as tenants in common and they shall be considered to take a vested
interest under this my Will so that in case they or any of them depart this
life before my said wife then their respective shares shall be paid and payable to
their respective executors administrators or assigns And I hereby nominate
William Dodd BOND of Old Brentford aforesaid Tailor the said George BOND of
Kingston upon Thames Pawnbroker and Thomas NEWELL of Boston Lane in
the parish of Ealing aforesaid Market Gardener Executors and trustees of this
my Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty
fourth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty. John BOND
signed and declared by John BOND the testator above named as his last
Will in the presence of us being both present at the same time who in
his presence and at his request have signed our names as Witnesses
T. WOODBRIDGE 7 Lower Sloane St. - Thomas PERROTT Old Brentford.

Proved at London 24th May 1855 before the Worshipful George
Edward HUGHES Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of George BOND the
Son one of the surviving Executors to whom Admon was granted having been
first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to
William Dodd BOND the son also the other surviving Executor when he shall
apply for the same.

The testator

See Bond family page for more details.

The witnesses

T. WOODBRIDGE: possibly related to Thomas J Woodbridge, a solicitor of Brentford who practised here in 1850 (See will of John BAKER).

Thomas PERROTT: in the 1841 census Thomas Perrott, chairmaker, was a neighbour to John Bond.

How to see this will in full

A 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.


Published 2011