The will of Jane GOTHAM née TATHAM (1799-1871)

Jane Gotham, born Jane Tatham, was the wife of John George Gotham, who appears to have predeceased her by at least twenty years. They appear to have had no children, or at least none who survived infancy, and all the bequests are to members of Jane’s family, so not of particular interest from the Go(a)tham One-Name Study point of view.

Please note – I am not really researching the Tatham family, I looked and added them to the tree hoping they would lead me to a record of Jane’s marriage (which I still haven’t found), and also to clarify those named in Jane’s will.

This is the last Will of me Jane Gotham of 27 Ashton Street Liverpool
in the County of Lancaster Widow, I direct the payment of my debts funeral
and testamentary expenses, I give and devise to my Nephew Rowland Tatham Barker
of Liverpool Merchant his executors administrators and assigns my consolidated
Stock in the London and Worth Western Railway Company [1] and all other
property of every description of which I may died possessed Upon trust to sell and
dispose of the same and out of the proceeds of sale to pay the following legacies
namely, To Sarah Barker daughter of my Sister Elizabeth Barker Twohundred
pounds, to George Harrison, Son of my late Sister Ann, Four hundred pounds
to George Harold Harrison, son of the said George Harrison, Ten pounds, to Henry
James Tatham, Son of my late brother Rowland Tatham Fifty pounds, to Rowland
Tatham, another son of my said Brother, one hundred pounds, to Charles Tatham
another son of my said brother, Fifty pounds, to Rebecca Harris, daughter of my
late Sister Agnes Harris, one hundred pounds to Jane B. Harris, another daughter
of my said Sister Agnes, one hundred pounds and to pay and retain to himself
the said Rowland Tatham Barker the legacy of one hundred and seventy
pounds and Twenty pounds additional for his trouble in executing the tenents of this
my Will, And I give and bequeath the residue, if any, which may remain after
payment of the charges and legacies above mentioned to be divided between
and amongst the several legatees above named in the same proportions as
the legacies hereinbefore bequeathed bear to the sum of Twelve hundred pounds
(the sum to which they amount) I declare that the receipts of my Executor shall
be good discharges to any persons paying any money to him and that he
shall reimburse himself out of my estate any expenses he may incur in
the execution of the trusts hereof, I appoint the said Rowland Tatham Barker
Executor of this my Will, In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name
this sixteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy one Jane
Gotham
_ Signed by the said Jane Gotham in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Elizabeth Barker Jas Underhill
Accountant, Liverpool.
[at end of Register copy of will, hand-written]
Proved at Liverpool the 1st. September 1871 by the Oath of Rowland Tatham Barker
the Nephew the sole Executor to whom administration was granted.
The Testatrix Jane Gotham was formerly of Ashton Street Liverpool in the County
of Lancaster but late of Tillotson Street Liverpool aforesaid Widow and died on the
2nd. August 1871 at Dent in the County of York.
Under £2,000.
5 folios.

Certified to be a correct Copy.

[on printed form, italics indicating what was hand-written]
On the 1st. day of September 1871
the Will of Jane Gotham
formerly of Ashton Street Liverpool in the County of
Lancaster but late of Tillotson Street, Liverpool aforesaid
Widow
deceased, who died on the 2nd. day of August 1871
at Dent in the County of York
was proved in the District Registry attached to Her Majesty’s Court of Probate
at Liverpool by the Oath of
Rowland Tatham Barker of 5 Salisbury Terrace
Derwent Road West Derby in the said County of Lancaster Oil Merchant, the Nephew, the sole
Executor therein named he having been first sworn duly to administer.

Effects under £2000 No Leaseholds
Extracted by the Executor
RSC

[1] note to be added


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