Last Will and Testament of Will of William Eliot, 2nd Earl of St. Germans (1845)

Last Will and Testament of Will of William Eliot, 2nd Earl of St. Germans

This is the last will and testament of me, the Right Honorable William, Earl of St. Germans. I give to my unmarried daughter, Lady Caroline Georgiana Eliot (in addition to all other provisions made for her), an annuity or yearly sum of four hundred pounds for her life. And I direct the same to be paid to her by four equal quarterly payments; that is to say, on the twenty-fifth day of March, the twenty-fourth day of June, the twenty-ninth day of September, and the twenty-fifth day of December in each year, without any deduction whatsoever; the first payment thereof to be made on such of those days as shall first happen after my decease.

I also give to the said Lady Caroline Georgiana Eliot, all the household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, wine, and other effects that my be in or about my present house in New Burlington Street, or any other house I may occupy in London at the time of my decease, except the pictures and money and securities for money.

I give and bequeath all my real estate and the residue of my personal estate and effects, whatsoever and wheresoever (subject to the payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the said annuity and legacy to the said Lady Caroline Georgiana Eliot), to my son Lord Eliot, his heirs, executors, and administrators absolutely, and I appoint him my sole executor.

Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-ninth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
St. Germans

Signed by the said William, Earl of St. Germans, in the presence of us who, being both present at the same time, subscribe our names as witnesses in his presence.
I. Jones Bateman-Rowld
Sevill Bennett, Lincolns Inn

Proved at London 30th April 1845 before the worshipful John Daubeny Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of the Right Honorable Edward Granville Earl of St. Germans heretofore The Right Honorable Edward Granville Eliot called Lord Eliot the Son the sole Executor to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.