Will of Margaret Eliza GAMBIER (-1852)

National Archives Reference PROB 11/2116

This is the last Will and Testament of me Margaret Eliza GAMBIER of Langley in the County of Kent Spinster and which I make in exercise and pursuance of a power of is position given me in and by the last Will and Testament of my late father the Reverend James Edward GAMBIER and in exercise of every other power and authority right and property hereunto enabling.

I give my sister Charlotte Sophia GAMBIER my wearing apparel jewels trinkets ornaments of the person woif boxes and also my poplar press.

And as to any and all and singular the messuages lands and tenements or parts and share of messuages lands and tenements and real estate whatsoever that I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease and also all my monies stocks funds and securities whether in procession or in revision remainder or expectancy and whether in my own keeping or vestee in any person or persons in trust for me and to my disposition and personal estates whatsoever and whosesoever (except as aforesaid) I give unto my brother William Henry GAMBIER and my sister Charlotte Sophia GAMBIER and Eleanor Catherine GAMBIER in and by equal parts shares and proportional as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their respective heirs executors and administrators absolutely.

And I hereby appoint the said William Henry GAMBIER sole executor of this my Will directing him in the the first place to discharge and reimburse himself out of my estate all costs charges and expenses incurred by him therein and to discharge all debts and obligations if any chargeable thereto.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord 1839 Margaret Eliza GAMBIER Signed by the said Margaret Eliza Gambier the testatee as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the time who at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witness. J C STEPHENS Solr Maidstone Thomas PEARCE Clerk? In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in the Goods of Margaret Eliza GAMBIER spinster deceased.

Appeared personally John Cribb STEPHENS of Maidstone in the County of Kent Gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of Margaret Eliza GAMBIER formerly of Langley in the county of Kent aforesaid but late of Chart Place next Sutton Valence in the same county, Spinster, deceased, bearing the date the twelfth day of November 1839 written on a sheet of foolscap paper and now hereunto annexed. And he further made oath that on the twelfth day of November aforesaid the said testatrix duly executed her said Will by signing her name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this opponent and of Thomas PEARCE the other said subscribed Witness thereto present at the same time and this deponent and the said Thomas PEARCE thereupon attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said testatrix and in the presence of each other. J C STEPHENS. On the 24th day of May 1852 the said John Cribb STEPHENS was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me F J PRATT [?] – Present John BOSWELL [?]

Proved at London the 10th June 1852 before the Worshipful Frederick Thomas PRATT Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of William Henry GAMBIER the brother the sole Executor to whom Admin was granted having been first sworn only to Administer.

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