Elizabeth Gillson[1]

Female Abt 1787 - 1832  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Gillson 
    Born Abt 1787 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 2 Feb 1787  Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 8 Dec 1832  Morton (near Bourne), Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Hanthorpe House 
    _UID AFCCCE1F27F9467EAE62B6019B13EED8872C 
    Died 8 Dec 1832  Morton (near Bourne), Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Hanthorpe House 
    Buried 11 Dec 1832  Edenham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10832  Treefive
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2015 

    Father Thomas Gillson, Esq.,   b. 1761, Edenham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F2678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • This is the will of Elizabeth Gillson in the service of William Parker Esq. of Hanthorpe House, Morton (near Bourne), Lincolnshire. It was dictated by her on 8 Dec 1832 to William David Bell, solicitor of Bourne, shortly before she died at Hanthorpe House. While William David Bell was writing a draft of the will, Elizabeth's condition deteriorated, and she became incapable of signing it, and then she died. Elizabeth appointed William Parker and her brother Joseph Gillson as her executors, and left the bulk of her estate (£450 - £500) to them on trust, to pay interest to her father Thomas during his life, and then to divide the principal between her brothers or their successors.

      The will was transcribed, line for line, by Corinne Curtis on 30 Jan 2015 and edited by Rex Sinnott 30 Jan 2015.

      Will of Elizabeth Gillson:

      (note in left margin "The words scored under are interlined in the original")

      Elizabeth Gillson
      This is the last Will & test't of me Elizth
      Gillson now in the service of Wm P Esq of H H made this 8th day of
      Decr 1832. I give to my father the sum of £80 which he is indebted to
      me & to my Bror Geo the sum of £10 which he is indebted to me on a
      promissy note All the residue of my ppty of every description (subjt to yt
      paymt of my debts & funl & testy exps I give & beqth to the s. W. S. & my
      Bror Joseph their Ex'rs & creditors in trust to invest the same in Gov't or
      real securs & to pay yt intt divds or ju.. thof (as yt same shall become
      due) to my ss father [Thos G? crossed out] durg his life and at his death to call in & direct
      the princl money so invested equally unto & amgst my three Brors
      Joseph Thos & Geo or to & amongst the survrs of them & the children
      (if any) of any of them who may be then dead leavg issue such issue to
      take only his or their fathers share of shares resply and in
      case any of my sd Brors shall happen to die in yt life time of my
      said fa'r witht leav'g issue him or those survg then I give the share of
      him or them so dying witht issue eqly to & amgst the survrs or survr of them
      my sd Brors & the issue of any of them who may be then dead leav'g issue
      in manner afsd and I appt the sd W. S. & J. G. my Exors
      In witness &t the day & yr first above written Signed Sealed e?/-

      B
      This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Gillson now
      in the service of William Parker Esquire of Hanthorpe House in the County
      of Lincoln.

      In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
      In the Goods of Elizabeth Gillson Spinster decd

      Appeared Personally William Parker of Hanthorpe
      house in the Parish of Moreton in the County of Lincoln Esquire and William
      David Bell of Bourne in the same county gentleman and being sworn on the
      ... evangelists respectively made oath and first the said William Parker
      for himself made oath that the said Elizabeth Gillson spinster dead was late
      cook in the service of this deponent and departed this life at the deponents
      residence at Hanthorpe House aforesaid on the eighth day of December last
      being then as the deponent has heard and believes possessed of or entitled
      to personal property consisting of stock in the funds of monies due to her
      and other effects amounting in value altogether to between £450 and £500
      or thereabouts and leaving behind her Thomas Gillson her natural and lawful
      father the only person entitled to her said personal estate and effects in case
      she had died intestate, and the deponent further made oath that on the day of
      her death as aforesaid the deceased whose illness was and inflammation proceeding
      from cold which had only become severe during the three or four days preceding
      having as the deponent was informed expressed to her mistress the wife of this
      deponent a wish to make her will the deponent thereupon sent to his fellow
      deponent the said William Davis Bell who is a solicitor residing in his neighbour
      hood requesting his attendance at the house of the deponent for the purpose of
      making the will of the said dec'd and the said William David Bell having
      arrived there the deponent attended him to the bed room of the deceased
      and the said William David Bell for himself made oath that on attending the
      said deceased as deposed to by his fellow deponent the said William Parker on
      the 8th day of December last he found her in a state of great exhaustion but per
      fectly collected in her mind and having ascertained from her that she was desirous
      that he should make her will and informed himself what was the nature of her
      property he proceeded in the presence of his fellow deponent the said William
      Parker to take verbal instructions from the deceased for drawing her said will
      that the deceased thereupon told the deponent that she wished to give to her
      father Thomas Gillson the sum of £80 and to her Brother George Gillson the sum
      of £10 which sums they were respectively indebted to her and to bequeath all the rest
      of her property to her Master the said William Parker and her Brother Joseph Gillson
      upon trust to pay the interest thereof to her said father during his life and upon his
      death to divide the principal equally amongst her brothers the said Joseph Gillson
      Thomas Gillson and the said George Gillson or to and amongst the survivors of them
      and the children if any of any of them who might be dead leaving issue when such
      principal money became divisible such issue to take only their fathers share and in
      case of the death of either of her said Brothers in the life time of her said
      father without leaving issue then that the share of her said brother so dying with
      out issue should be divisible amongst the survivors of her said brothers & the issue of
      any of them who might be then dead leaving issue and she further directed that her
      said Master the said William Parker and her said Brother Joseph Gillson should be
      appointed executors of her said will that the deponent having received such instruct
      ions from the said deceased left her bed room and went down stairs and in pursuance
      of the instructions so given to him drew up the very paper writing or draft of a will
      as hereunto annexed marked with the letter A and having so done was proceeding
      to copy the same out fairly and had proceeded so far in such fair copy as appears in the
      other paper writing hereunto annexed marked with the letter B when he was informed
      that the said deceased was taken suddenly worse and was dying that the deponent
      thereupon immediately repaired ^(again) to the bed room of the said deceased with the view of
      procuring if possible the signature of the decd to the said draft will but he then found
      the deceased wholly incapable of signing her name or of doing any act whatever
      and in a few minutes afterwards she breathed her last and the deponent further saith
      that the draft will hereunto annexed marled A as aforesaid is now in the self same
      plight and condition as when first drawn up by the deponent in the lifetime of the
      said deceased as aforesaid save that the two half sheets of paper on which the
      same is written have since been attached together with a wafer and indorsed in manner
      as the said draft will now appears indorsed and save also that the same has since
      been marked with the letter A as aforesaid and the said William Parker for himself
      further made oath that he was present in the bedroom of the said deceased during the
      whole time occupied in giving the instructions for her will as deposed to by his fellow
      deponent the said William David Bell and the deponent clearly heard such instructions
      as they were given by the said deceased and the deponent having now with care
      and attention perused the paper writing now hereunto annexed marked A purporting
      to be the draft of a will which was to have been executed by the deceased further
      made oath that the said paper writing or draft will contains the exact effort of the
      instructions given by the deceased to the said William David Bell for preparing her will
      as aforesaid and the deponent verily believes that ^(she) the deceased fully meant and inten-
      ded to exercise her will to the precise effort of the said draft and would have executed
      the same when fairly copied had she not been prevented from so doing by her sudden
      death as aforesaid and the said deponent William Parker for himself lastly made oath

      (page 3)
      that he has made diligent search amongst the papers of the said decd and in all
      places in which it is probable that she the deceased might have deposited a will or
      testamentary disposition of her property but that he has not found any will or codicil or writing
      of a testamentary nature belonging to the deceased nor has any such testamentary
      document at any time come to the hands possession or knowledge of the dept save and
      except the aforesaid draft will of the deceased contained in the two paper writings here
      unto annexed marked A and B as aforesaid. Wm Parker. W D Bell. on Saturday
      the ninth day of March 1833, the said William Parker & William David Bell were duly
      sworn to the truth of this affidavit by virtue of the commission hereunto annexed
      before me Josh Dodsworth Commissioner

      (in left margin "By Motion and Decree")
      This will as contained in paper writings marked A & B was proved
      at London the 8th April 1833 before the Judge by the Oath of William Parker Esquire
      one of the executors to whom admin was granted being first sworn ^(by commission) duly to adminster
      power reserved of making the like grant to Joseph Gillson the Brother the other Exor
      when he shall apply for the same.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4542] Ancestry.com England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, 8 Dec 1832 Gillson, Elizabeth.