William Coker died 1852This is the last Will and Testament of me William Coker of No 12 Bromley Street Commercial Road End in the Parish of Ratcliffe in the County of Middlesex Gentleman.
First I  direct my executors hereinafter named to pay all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as conveniently may be after my  decease.
I give and bequeath unto each of my two brothers Robert Coker and James Coker the sum of five hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings per cent annuities and I direct that the same sum be transferred to them immediately after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my housekeeper Ann Row the legacy or sum of nineteen guineas.
I bequeath my Gold Watch chain and seal to my Grandson William John Tyler Coker.
I give and bequeath unto my friends Captain James Swinton of Lower Shadwell and Daniel Grant of Harogate Street in the City of London printer the sum of five thousand pounds like three pounds five shillings  per cent annuities upon trust.
As to seven hundred pounds part of the same annuities for my Grandson William John Tyler Coker.
As to seven hundred pounds other part of the same annuities for my Grandson Edward Coker.
As to seven hundred pounds further part of the same annuities for my Grandson James Thomas  Coker.
As to seven hundred pounds further part of the same annuities for my Grandson Francis Thomas Coker.
As to seven hundred pounds further part of the same annuities for my Grandson Frederick Coker.
As to seven hundred pounds further part of the same annuities for my grandson John Septimus Coker (being the six sons of my son William  Coker deceased).
As to two hundred and fifty pounds further part of the  same annuities for my Grand daughter Elizabeth Clara Tyler.
And as to two hundred and  fifty pounds further part of the same annuities to my Grand daughter Emma Tyler.
The  before mentioned eight several legacies to be respectively vested in and payable or transferrable unto my said six Grandsons and two Grand daughters as and when each of them shall respectively attain his or her age of twenty three years and I direct that in the meantime and until the same legacies shall  be  payable  respectively the said James Swinton  and  the said Daniel Grant or their assigns or the survivor of them his executors administrators or assigns shall receive the survivors  interest and annual produce to arise and be produced therefrom or the stocks funds or securities upon which the same may for the time being be invested and accumulate the same for each part thereof as shall be applied for maintenance as after mentioned x in the way of compound interest by the investment of the same and all the resulting income and  produce thereof in or upon any of  the stocks funds or securities hereinbefore or hereinafter mentioned Provided always and I  hereby declare that it shall be lawful for  the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will in their or  his discretion to pay and apply the whole or a competent portion of the x interest dividends and annual produce to arise and be produced from x the legacies or sums of Stock to which each of my Grandsons and x Grand daughters or such of them as shall be then living shall be presumptively entitled under this my Will in or towards the maintenance  education and support of my said Grandsons and Grand daughters and in the event aforesaid it shall also be lawful for them or him at their or his discretion to apply a portion of the legacy to which any or either of my said Grandsons or Grand daughters shall be presumptively    x entitled as aforesaid but not exceeding one half part of such legacy for the placing out in the World or otherwise in the advancement of my said Grandsons and Grand daughters or any of them and my will is  that upon the death of any or either of my said Grandsons and Grand-daughters before attaining a vested interest therein as aforesaid the legacy or sum of Stock hereinbefore bequeathed to him her or them so dying with the interest and accumulations thereon shall belong in
equal shares to the survivors or survivor of my said Grandsons and Grand daughters and be held in trust accordingly in the same manner as is hereinbefore declared with reference to the original legacies.
I give and bequeath unto my said Executors my leasehold messuage or tenement No 12 Bromley Street aforesaid in which I now reside for all my estate and interest therein together with all the furniture plate pictures and other effects therein to be held by them for and for the benefit of my said Grandson William John Tyler Coker upon the same trusts save as to the right of survivorship as are hereinbefore declared concerning the legacy of seven hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings per cent annuities hereinbefore bequeathed by me to him or as near thereto as the difference in the property bequeathed will admit of and the same to be assigned by my said Executors on a vested interest being attained therein  I give and bequeath unto my said Executors all those my three leasehold messuages or tenements situate and being in Henry Street York Square and numbered respectively 9 11 and 12 for all my estate and interest therein to be held
by them for and for the benefit of the said Grandson Edward Coker
upon the same trusts (save as for the right of survivorship) as are
hereinbefore declared concerning the legacy of seven hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings per cent annuities hereinbefore  bequeathed by me to him or as near thereto as the difference in the property bequeathed will admit of and the same to be assigned by my said Executors on a vested interest being attained therein I give and x bequeath unto my said Executors my leasehold messuage or tenement situate and being No 13 in Bromley Street aforesaid for all my estate and interest  therein to be held by them for and for the benefit of my said Grandson Francis Thomas Coker upon the same trusts (save as to the right of survivorship) as are hereinbefore declared concerning the legacy of seven hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings per cent x annuities hereinbefore bequeathed  by me to him or as near thereto as the difference in the property bequeathed will admit of and the same to  be assigned by my said Executors on a vested interest being attained therein  I give and bequeath unto my said Executors all that my leasehold messuage or tenement situate and being No 14 in Bromley Street aforesaid for all my estate and interest therein to be by them for and for the benefit of my Grandson the said Frederick Coker upon the same trusts (save as to the right of survivorship) as are hereinbefore declared concerning the legacy of seven hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings  per cent Annuities bequeathed by me to him as aforesaid or as near thereto as the difference in the 
property bequeathed will admit of and the same to be assigned by my said Executors on a vested interest being attained therein I give and bequeath unto my said Executors all that my leasehold messuage or tenement situate and being No 15 Bromley Street aforesaid for all my estate and interest therein to be by them held for and for the benefit of my Grandson the said James Thomas Coker upon the same trusts (save as to the right of survivorship) as are hereinbefore declared concerning the said legacy of seven hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings per cent Annuities so bequeathed by me to him as afore said or as near thereto as the difference in the property bequeathed will admit of and the same to be assigned by my said Executors on a vested interest being attained therein.
I give and bequeath unto my said Executors all that my leasehold messuage or tenement situate and being No 10 in Bromley Street aforesaid for all my estate and interest therein to be by them held for and for the benefit of my Grandson the said John Septimus Coker upon the same trusts (save as to  x the right of survivorship) as are hereinbefore declared concerning the said legacy of seven hundred pounds Bank three pounds five shillings per cent Annuities so bequeathed by me to him as aforesaid  or as  near thereto as the difference in the property bequeathed will admit of and the same to be assigned by my said executors on a vested interest being attained therein and my will is that in case any or either of  x my said Grandsons shall die before attaining his or their age or ages of x  twenty three years the bequest of the leasehold houses or leasehold x  house hereinbefore contained in his or their favor and all bought of  the same bequest shall pass to and operate in favor of such one of my x  said  Grandsons as shall then be the next younger in point of age of my said Grandsons to the Grandson so dying as aforesaid.
All the rest and residue of my Estate and Effects of whatsoever kind or wheresoever situate and not hereinbefore by me bequeathed I give devise and bequeath the same equally between all my said Grandsons for their own use and benefit absolutely I declare that the receipt in writing of the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will for all monies payable to them or him under or by virtue of the trusts thereof shall be sufficient discharges for the same and that the person or persons to whom the same shall be given shall not be answerable for any misapplication or be in anywise ?? ??  to see to the application of the money = = therein expressed to be received and I hereby declare that it shall be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the  time being of this my Will at their or his discretion to alter and vary all or any of the trust funds for the time being subject to the trust thereof and from time to time to invest  x the same in the Parliamentary or Public Stocks of Great Britain or at interest on real security in England or Wales with power to vary such investments and in case my trustees herein named or either of them or any future trustee to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned shall die or decline or become incapable to act in the trusts hereof it shall be lawful for the continuing or surviving trustees or trustee or for the executors or administrators of such surviving trustee of this my Will by any deed or writing under his or their hand and seal to appoint a new trustee or trustees to act in the execution of the trust of this my Will and thereupon all my said trust estates and premises shall be effectually vested in such new trustees or trustee either alone or jointly for the self same ends intents and purposes as are hereinbefore expressed and declared or such of the same as shall be then subsisting or capable of taking effect and with all the powers and authorities hereby conferred by me upon my said trustees and I declare that the trustees or trustee thereof shall not be liable to make good any loss which may happen in the execution of this my will unless the same shall happen  x  by or through his or their wilful neglect or default and that each of them shall be answerable only for his own separate arts deeds and defaults and I do hereby direct my said trustees to repay themselves all costs charges and expenses which they may be put to in the execution of the trusts  x hereof and lastly I nominate and appoint the said Captain James Swinton and the said Daniel Grant to be my  Executors and I bequeath unto the said Captain James Swinton and Daniel Grant the legacy or sum of  fifty pounds each as a recompense for the trouble they may be put to in the execution of the trusts hereof and I hereby revoke all former and other Wills  by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and testament  In witness whereof I the said William Coker x the  testator have to this my last Will and testament contained in five sheets of paper set my hand to each sheet thereof this sixteenth day
of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two ______  Wm Coker _____ Signed published and declared by the said testator William Coker as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses _______George Coker 85 Ratcliff Highway Potatoe Salesman Fredk ?Ibbs Adams  Symonds Inn    Chancery Lane  Stationer
Proved at London 17th ffeby 1852 before the Worshipful (?)ffrederi(ck) Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of James x Swinton and Daniel Grant the executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn to administer.

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