This is the last will and testament of me the Reverend Peter Bourchier Wynch of Grosvenor Place in the County of Middlesex Clerk I appoint my wife Charlotte Maria Wynch William Alexander Willis of Bath a Captain in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy and James Perryman of Ormsby Hall in the County of York a Captain in the Engineers executrix and executors of my will and trustees for the purposes hereinafter expressed. And I bequeath to the said William Alexander Willis the sum of fifty pounds free from legacy duty in respect of the trouble he will have in acting in my executorship. I bequeath to my said wife the house the stables attached thereto in Grosvenor Place in which we now reside for all such term estate and interest as I may have therein at my decease and all my household goods furniture plate linen china glass books prints musical instruments wines liquors and other household stores and provisions and all my carriages horses and harness if any. And also all her and my wearing apparel watches trinkets and other ornaments of the person and also the sum of one thousand pounds for her immediate use to be paid or retained out of the first monies which shall come to the hands of my executors. I bequeath to my friend Henry Maling late a clerk in the Home Office Whitehall and Martha his wife the sum of fifty pounds each free from legacy duty. I bequeath to my Godson Wynch Goodchild son of The Reverend Thomas Goodchild Rector of Hackney twenty five pounds also free from legacy duty. I bequeath to my cousins The Reverend Harry Wynch and Sir William Twysden Baronet the sum of fifteen pounds apiece to buy rings And I direct that all the aforesaid several legacies be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I devise all my real estate and my two leasehold houses No 13 and 14 in George Street Adelphi And I bequeath the residue of my personal estate to my said wife Charlotte Maria Wynch William Alexander Willis and James Perryman their heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively Upon trust to sell dispose of get in convert into money my said real and leasehold estates and such part of my said residuary personal estate as shall be of a saleable or convertible nature either together or in parcels by public auction or private contract and generally upon such terms in such manner and subject to such conditions as they shall think proper with power to buy in the same or any part thereof and to rescind any contract for sale and afterwards to sell the property so bought in or which shall have been the subject of any rescinded contract without being answerable for any loss or diminution of price occasioned thereby with full power for my trustees to permit my said real and leasehold estates and such part or parts of my said residuary personal estate as at the time of my death shall consist of stocks funds or other securities for money whether British or foreign to remain unsold or unconverted so long as they shall deem expedient in which case the income which shall arise from the same shall be subject to the same trusts hereinafter declared concerning the income for the time being of the trust funds hereinafter mentioned And I authorise my trustees to let on lease or otherwise as they shall deem expedient and generally to manage and improve any part of my said real and leasehold estates for the being remaining unsold and to apply any of the trust funds at their disposal for or towards necessary repairs of my unsold real or leasehold estates and in or towards parting the outgoings in respect thereof And I direct my trustees out of the monies arising from the sale of my real and leasehold estates and the conversion of my said residuary personal estate so as to be got in as aforesaid in the first place to pay or satisfy my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the pecuniary legacies bequeathed by this my will when and as the same are directed to be paid and the legacy duties payable in respect of such sums as are directed to be paid free of duty and the costs and expenses of executing the trusts of my will or the powers therein contained and to invest all the net proceeds of the monies to arise or be got in as aforesaid which shall remain after satisfying the purposes aforesaid in the purchase of British stocks or funds or government securities or on mortgage of freehold copyhold or leasehold lands or tenements in England or Wales with full power to vary and transfer the stocks funds and securities which shall be subject to the trusts of this my will for others of a like nature when and so often as my trustees shall think proper And I direct my trustees after making such payment as aforesaid to stand possessed of the trust monies stocks funds estates and securities constituting my residuary estate Upon trust to pay the dividends interest and annual produce thereof unto or permit the same to be received by my said wife and her assigns during her life and after her decease then as to the same monies stocks funds and securities Upon trust thereout to pay transfer or provide for the several legacies of stock hereinafter bequeathed or their equivalent in money as hereinafter mentioned that is to say I bequeath to the said William Alexander Wynch the sum of two thousand pounds three pounds per cent consolidated bank annuities or such a sum of sterling money as at the average price of that stock on the day of the death of my said wife or in case of her death in my lifetime then on the day of my death shall be equal in value to the said sum of two thousand pounds three pounds per cent consolidated bank annuities I bequeath to Henry Paul Wynchthe son of my said brother Paul Wynch the sum of five hundred pounds three pounds per cent consolidated bank annuities or an equivalent for the same in sterling money calculated as above mentioned I bequeath to Sophia Adelaide Deane wife of The Reverend William Deane Rector of Ashen in the County of Suffolk the sum of five hundred pounds three pounds per cent consolidated bank annuities or an equivalent for the same in sterling money calculated as above mentioned And I declare that the several legacies of stock bequeathed as aforesaid by this my will shall be interests vested in the several persons respectively for when they are hereby intended immediately upon my decease although the same shall not be payable or transferable until after the decease of my said wife And as to the all the rest and remainder of my said residuary estate after making the several payments hereinbefore directed the same shall be held as to one moiety thereof In trust for my nephew William Maling Wynch his executors administrators and assigns and be a vested interest in him immediately on my decease in case he shall then be living although the same shall not be payable or transferable until after the decease of my said wife but in case the said William Maling Wynch shall die in my lifetime my will is that such last mentioned disposition or bequest in his favour shall not lapse but shall take effect as if the death of the said William Maling Wynch had happended immediately after my decease And as to the other moiety thereof In trust for Sophia Martha Wynch the widow of my said brother Paul Wynch deceased her executors administrators and assigns and be a vested interest in her immediately on my decease in case she shall then be living although the same shall not be payable or transferable until after the decease of my said wife but in case the said Sophia Martha Wynch shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall be living at my death then and in that case the said last mentioned moiety shall after the decease of my said wife be paid to such of her child or children as shall be living at my decease in equal proportions if more than one and if but one then wholly to that one I authorise my executrix and executors to settle compromise and compound all accounts and things which shall be depending between me and any other person or persons at my decease upon any terms they may think proper I devise all the estate and interest which at my decease shall be vested in me as trustee or mortgagee and which I have power to dispose of by my will unto and to the use of my said wife Charlotte Maria Wynch William Alexander Willis and James Perryman their heirs and assigns Upon such trusts and subject to such equities as shall be subsisting therein respectively And I declare that all powers and authorities hereby given to my trustees shall be lawfully exercised by the survivors or survivor of them or by any person or persons upon whom for the time being any of the trusts of this my will or the estate and effects hereby devised and bequeathed shall devolve provided that if the trustees hereby named any or either of them shall die in my lifetime or shall disclaim the powers and trusts given to them by this my will or if they or either of them or any future trustee or trustees to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned shall die or become unwilling or unable to act in the trusts aforesaid then and so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for my said wife during her life after her decease for the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee unwilling to act or if all the trustees shall have departed this life for the acting executor or administrator executors or administrators of the last surviving trustee by any deed or deeds to appoint new trustees or a new trustee as occasion shall require and upon every appointment of a trustee or trustees all necessary transfers or conveyances shall be made and executed for vesting the trust estates in the new trustees or trustee jointly with the continuing trustee or trustees or solely as the case may require and that every such new trustee may exercise as well before as after such transfer or conveyance the same powers authorities and discretions in relation to the aforesaid trusts as if he had been originally appointed a trustee in and by this my will and I declare that the executrix executors and trustees for the time being of this my will shall not be answerable for the acts and defaults of each other nor for any insufficiency or deficiency either in the value or title of any securities stocks or funds on which any of the trust monies may be invested nor for any loss which may happen without their respective wilful default And I authorise my executrix executors and trustees to retain out of the trust monies all such costs charges damages and expenses as shall be incurred in the exercise of this my will or of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto And I declare that the receipts of my trustees or trustee or other person or persons for the time being acting in or exercising any of the trusts or powers of my will for all monies paid to them him or her shall be an absolute discharge to the person or persons paying the same for so much money as in such receipts respectively shall be acknowledged to have been received And hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me I declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Peter Bourchier Wynch the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in this and four preceding sheets of paper set my hand this fifteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty four – P. B. Wynch – signed declared and acknowledged by the said Peter Bourchier Wynch the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time and who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the same – George A Crawley Whitehall Place Westm. Joseph Witney, servant to the testator
This is a codicil to the last will and testament of me The Reverend Peter Bourchier Wynch of Grosvenor Place in the County of Middlesex Clerk and which will bears date the fifteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty four Whereas my dear wife has since the date and occasion of my said will departed this life whereby a considerable accession accrues to my estate Now I do hereby direct that all and whatsoever may accrue to me therefrom or from the legacies given to her in and by my said will having now become lapsed shall fall into and become part of my residuary estate and be dealt with accordingly I I give and bequeath to my manservant Joseph Witney the sum of thirty pounds in case he shall be living with me at the time of my decease as a reward for his attention to me during my illness I revoke the appointment of James Perryman as one of the executors and trustees of my said will and nominate and appoint Charles Wimberley of Seven Oaks Kent Esquire one of my executors and trustees to act in his stead conjointly with William Alexander Willis the other executor appointed by my said will And I give him a legacy of fifty pounds free of legacy duty for the trouble he will have in the execution thereof And in all other respects I confirm the same as witness my hand this tenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty four – Peter B. Wynch – signed and acknowledged by the above named Peter Bourchier Wynch the testator as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of both of us at the same time and who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof – Charles Harrison Solr 19 Bedford Row London – Emma Lovelock Servant to Mr Wynch
This is a further codicil to the last will and testament of me The Reverend Peter Bourchier Wynch Clerk and which will bears date the fifteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty four I desire that I may be buried in the same grave with my wife at the Kensal Green Cemetery I give the jewels and trinkets at my bankers to Miss Perryman the daughter of Captain James White Perryman and the old china to Mrs Paul Wynch I revoke the legacy given by my said will to Sophia Adelaide Deane wife of the Reverend William Deane and in lieu thereof give her the sum of five hundred pounds three per cent consolidated bank annuities I give to Colonel Wynch of Bath late Madras Artillery thirty pounds and to my female servant Anna Lovelock the sum of thirty pounds And in all other respects I confirm my said will As witness my hand this nineteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty five – Peter B Wynch – Signed and acknowledged by the above named Peter Bourchier Wynch as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of both of us present at the same time who have hereunto subscribed our respective names in the presence of the said testator and of each other as witnesses thereof – Charles Harrison Sol. 19 Bedford Row London – Joseph Witney servant to Mr Wynch
Proved at London with two codicils the 1st August 1856 before the Worship Frederic Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of William Alexander Willis Esquire the nephew the surviving executor named in the will and Charles Wimberley (in the first codicil written Wimberly) Esquire the executor named in the said first codicil to whom adm’on was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.
 The Gentleman’s Magazine of 1854 records Charlotte Maria’s death as follows: “June 19…At her residence, Grosvenor-pl. London, Charlotte-Maria, wife of the Rev. Peter Bourchier Wynch, and eldest dau. of the late Rev. Dr. Stovin, Rector of Rossington*”
* The Gentleman’s Magazine of 1833 records Rev. Dr. James Stovin DD’s death as follows: “Aug 13…At Hans Place, Chelsea, aged 78, the Rev. James Stovin, D.D. for fifty-one years Rector of Rossington, near Doncaster, and a Magistrate for the West Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. He was brother to the late Lieut.-Gen. Richard Stovin, and to Col. Sir Frederick Stovin, K.C.B. and grandson of George Stovin, esq. an antiquary of the last century, to whose MS. History of the Level of Hatfield Chase the Rev. Mr. Hunter acknowledges his obligations in his South Yorkshire, vol. i. p. 182, where also is a pedigree of the family. Dr Stovin was the eldest son of James Stovin Esq. of Shooters Hill, in Rossington, and Whitgift Hall, by his first wife Margaret, daughter of Richard Walker, Alderman and Mayor of Doncaster. He was for some time a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. as tenth Senior Optime in 1776, M.A. 1779, D.D. 1800. He was presented to the rectory of Rossington (in the gift of the corporation of Doncaster) in 1783. He married Oct. 16, 1790, the only daughter of Mr. Charles Rivington, printer, of Straining-lane, by whom he had four daughters: 1. Eleanor, who died Dec. 5, 1808, aged 17; 2. Charlotte-Maria, married in 1830 to the Rev. Peter Bourchier Wynch; 3. Frances, married to J.W.Worsley, esq. and 4. Rose, married to ____ Worsley, esq. his brother.”
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