|Birth: ||1752, England|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1832|
"Sacred to the memory of Samuel Cleaver, Esq. of Gate Street Lincolns Inn Fields. Who departed this life the 22nd day of Dec. 1805 in the 56th year of his age. A man whose truly benevolent and Christian character endeared him to a large family. By whom his death will be long and deeply regretted. His remains are deposited in the vault of this church (St. Giles). In the same vault are also deposited the remains of Mrs. Ann Cleaver relict of the above who departed this life the 5th day of February 1832 in the 80th year of her age."
This the Last Will
and Testament of me
Ann CLEAVER late of Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, but now of Kennington Street Camberwell, in the County of Surrey, Widow. I so constitute and appoint my Sons, Henry CLEAVER and John CLEAVER, my joint Executors. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied. I give and bequeath all the Wearing Apparel and Linen of every description which I shall be possessed at the time of my decease unto my three Daughters, Mary Ann FELL, Sarah MIST and Charlotte HARRIS, to be equally divided between them by my Executors hereinbefore named. Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece, Sarah HARRIS for her own absolute use and benefit all my china, household goods and household furniture of every kind and sort whatsoever, except plate, watches, rings and trinkets and several articles hereinafter excepted and also all my wines, liquors, coals, wood and provisions of every kind in or about my dwelling house at the time of my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Executor, Henry CLEAVER, my mahogany bookcase, books, prints and three china bowls and as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever the same maybe which I shall die seized or possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I direct that my said Executors shall stand possessed thereof upon trust that they, my said Executors, do and shall immediately or as soon as conveniently maybe after my decease, sell and convert into money all such parts thereof as shall not then consist of money and so shall call in, receive and get in all such parts thereof as shall consist of money and stand possessed of the monies arising by such Sale or Sales and to be called in as aforesaid upon Trust in the first place to pay thereout all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and in the next place to pay to my said Niece, Sarah HARRIS, the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to and for her use and benefit and which I direct shall be paid unto her, if practicable, within three months after my decease and also to pay thereout to my said Executor Henry CLEAVER the sum of two hundred pounds which sum I give and bequeath to him being the amount of the loan made by him to enable me to repair my house and premises in Gate Street and also to pay thereout to my said Executor John CLEAVER any sum or sums of money or damages that he may sustain by having entered into certain engagements on my account and also a further sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to my said Executor John CLEAVER and also a further sum of one hundred pounds to my Son Thomas CLEAVER which said two last mentioned sums are left to my said Sons in consideration of the loss they have sustained in not having the whole of the legacies left to them by their Fathers Will and also to pay out the sum of five pounds to my Daughter Charlotte HARRIS and I limit this legacy to that sum because she has a claim for the reversion of six hundred pounds left to her under her fathers Will whereas the remainder of the Family have resigned their claims to the reversions and I direct that my said Executors shall stand possessed of and make over the residue and remainder of such trust monies for the benefit of themselves and my Son Thomas and my said two Daughters Mary Ann FELL and Sarah MIST or such of them as shall be living at the time of my decease in equal shares. But if the Husbands of said Daughters, Mary Ann FELL or Sarah MIST, shall be living at the time of my decease my said executors shall not be compelled to pay the shares of my said Daughters or any part thereof during the lives of their respective Husbands, but shall be at liberty to invest the same in Government or other securities during such lives and pay the interest thereof to my said Daughters. (from note as an insert:-) --- it being my wish that the said shares so bequeathed to my said Daughters --- shall be for their own sole and separate use and that their Husbands shall have no control over the same without the consent of my said Executors, but that my said Executors shall have liberty if they think proper to pay the said shares or any part thereof to my said Daughters during the lives of their respective Husbands.
In -Witness Whereof I, the said Testatrix, Ann CLEAVER have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand, Seal, that is to say to the first two sheets thereof my hand and to this third and last sheet thereof my hand and Seal this twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one, Ann CLEAVER (LS) Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Ann CLEAVER as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses,
Thomas COXHEAD 13 Kennington St. Walworth Richd OGLE Inner Temple
I declare this to be a codicil to my last Will and Testament I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Mary Ann MIST my best China Tea Service for her whole use and benefit. I desire my Executors will divide what plate I may be possessed of at the time of my decease between my three Daughters and my Sons Henry, Thomas and John CLEAVER, in equal proportions share and share alike and likewise that they so divide all Jewelery that I may be possessed of at the time of my decease between my three Daughters in equal proportions share and share alike and I hereby declare that the shares so intended for my three Daughters is for their whole sole and separate use independent of any Husband they now have or may hereafter have.
Ann CLEAVER ------ witness to the signature of Ann CLEAVER this sixth day of
August one thousand Eight hundred and thirtyone Benjm. John BRAY
In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Goods of Ann Cleaver Widow deceased
Appeared Personally William HARRIS, Cornhill in the City of London, Optician, and made oath that he knew and was acquainted with Ann CLEAVER formerly of Gate Street Lincoln's Inn Fields in the County of Middlesex but late of Kennington Street Camberwell in the County of Surrey now deceased for many years preceding and down to the time of her Death and with the manner and character of her handwriting and subscription having on several occasions seen her write and subscriber her name to writings and having now perceived and read the signature 'Ann CLEAVER' appearing subscribed to the Codicil to the Last Will and Testament of the said deceased the said codicil being now hereunto annexed and beginning thus 'I declare this to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament' and ending thus' any husband they may now have or may hereafter have' he saith that he truly and in his conscience believes the said signature 'Ann CLEAVER' to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said deceased. Wm. HARRIS on the 17th day of June 1834 the said William HARRIS was duly sworn to the truth hereof before me. I ADDAMS Surr Proct. J R Songden Not Pub
Proved at London 17th June 1834 with a codicil befor the Worshipful Dr. ADDAMS Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of John CLEAVER the Son and one of the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved making the like Grant to Henry CLEAVER the Son also the other Exector when he shall apply for the same.
Ann -------- , her will was signed 6 August 1831 and proved 17 June 1834. My papers say she died 9 February 1832.
Samuel Cleaver (1749 - 1805)*
William Cleaver (1774 - 1834)*
Samuel Cleaver (1778 - 1849)*
Sarah Cleaver Mist (1780 - 1855)*
Charles Cleaver (1781 - 1860)*
John Cleaver (1781 - ____)*
Edward Cleaver (1782 - ____)*
Mary Anne Cleaver Fell (1785 - ____)*
Richard Cleaver (1785 - ____)*
Henry Cleaver (1788 - 1861)*
James Cleaver (1793 - ____)*
Charlotte Cleaver Harris (1793 - ____)*
Joseph Proctor Cleaver (1796 - 1850)*
St Giles in the Fields Churchyard
Greater London, England
Created by: Janice Buchanan
Record added: Aug 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11649838