Will of William Rumsby, of Seal, Kent - 1836:
In the Name of God Amen. I, William Rumsby, Labourer, of Seal in the County of Kent, being of sound memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following. I give devise and bequeathe unto my beloved wife Jane Rumsby of Seal in the County of Kent all my money, securities for money, funded property in three and half per cents or elsewhere, goods, chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death and I do nominate consitute and appoint my beloved wife Jane Rumsby sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void every other will or wills of any kind heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I, the said William Rumsby, have hereunto set my hand and seal this fyfth day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six: William Rumsby (L.S) Signed, sealed, declared and published by the above named William Rumsby as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses hereof: George Dyson, James Staughton Harding.
Proved at London the 19th Decr before the Worshipful Jesse Addams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Jane Rumsby, widow, the relict, the sole executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.
Will of Dennis Rumsby, 23rd September 1896
RUMSBY Dennis of Saxmundham, Suffolk, retired butler. Died 24 Aug 1896. Probate at Ipswich, 23 Sep 1896 granted to Charles RUMSBY, stationmaster. Effects 1,067 pounds 14s 6d
Will of Eleanor Rumsby, 20th January 1937
RUMSBY Eleanor Elizabeth of 17 Cheshire Crescent, Anerley, London SE20. Spinster, died 6th January 1937. Probate London 20th January to Mary Ethel ROBERTS, spinster. Effects 581 pounds 10s 2d
Will of Isabella Rumsby, May 1937
RUMSBY, Isabella, widow of The Street, Wissett, Suffolk. Died 20 May 1937. Probate to George Wilfred STANFORD, auctioneer, Arthur DAVY, farm worker, George JORDAN (the younger), farm steward. Effects 968 pound 0s 7d
Will of William Rumsby, Yeoman of Eltham, Kent - proved 1731:
In the name of God Amen
I, William Rumsby, of Eltham in the County of Kent, Yeoman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding praised be almighty God for the same and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do for avoiding controversies after my decease make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following – first and principally I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named and as to such temporal estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth, Viz-
Imprimis: whereas I am now possessed of a freehold messuage or tenement in the parish of Croydon in the county of Surry I do hereby give devise and bequeath the same messuage or tenement with the orchard outhouses and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging unto William Rumsby son of my brother John Rumsby. Item: I give unto my brother John Rumsby the sum of one pound one shilling Item: I give unto my brother Thomas Rumsby the sum of one pound one shilling. Item: I give unto William the son of my brother John Rumsby aforesaid the sum of fifty pounds. Item: I give unto John the son of my brother John Rumsby the sum of fifty pounds. Item: I give unto Thomas the son of my brother Thomas Rumsby the sum of fifty pounds. Item: I give unto Elizabeth the daughter of my brother Thomas the sum of fifty pounds.
All the rest and residue of my goods chattells ready money household plate bills bonds debts household goods cattle stores[?] furniture remainder of lease or leases with all other my estate both reall and personal whatsoever unto my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Rumsby to be disposed of at her discretion she my said wife paying my debts and funeral charges and it is my will and mind that none of the said legacys or sum of money herein by me given or bequeathed shall be paid until after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Rumsby but that the profit and interest of these my legacyes be remain and continue for the use and behoof of my said wife Elizabeth Rumsby during her natural life and it is my further will and mind that in case any one or more of the afore mentioned persons to whom I have hereby bequeathed any legacy shall attempt to give my wife any trouble by law or otherwise that then the sum bequeathed to such person or persons shall go to the use and behoofe of my said wife towards defraying the charges and expenses of any such trouble or law suit.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear and well beloved wife Elizabeth Rumsby sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made and do publish and declare this paper contained in one sheet of paper to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this twenty sixth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty one
- William Rumsby
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Rumsby to be his last will and testament in the presence of us – James Staton, his mark, John Castleman, George Illidge.
[Probate granted to Elizabeth Rumsby at London, 3 August 1731]
Will of Elizabeth Rumsby of Eltham, Kent - proved 1758
In the name of God Amen. I, Elizabeth Rumsby, of the parish of Eltham in the County of Kent, widow, being of sound and disposing mind and memory praised be God for the same do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
First and principally I commend my soul unto Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by the precious death and ??? of Jesus Christ my blessed and alone Saviour and Redeemer, and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Exectuor hereinafter named and also such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give devise and bequeath the same in the manner following (that is to say)
Item: I give and bequeathe to my cousin John Quartermain ten pounds to be paid him by me Executor hereinafter named within twelve months after my decease. Item: I give and bequeathe to my cousin William *itt one guinea for a ring. Item: I give and bequeathe to my goddaughter Elizbeth Rumsby all my wearing apparel as well linen[?] as woollen. I also give to my said goddaughter my two half pint silver muggs. Item: I give and bequeath to my godson William Rumsby my silver tankard. Item: I give and bequeathe to such maidservant as shall be living with me and in my service at the time of my decease (in case she shall have lived with me twelve months before my decease) over and above the wages that shall or may be due to her forty shillings and not otherwise.
Lastly all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal of what nature or kind soever of wheresoever lying or being I give, devise and bequeath to my loving nephew William Rumsby his servis[?] and assigns for ever. And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said nephew the said William Rumsby sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former will and wills at any heretofore made by me and do declare this and no other to contain my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and in the thirty first year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland being defender of the faith and so forth, Eliz. Rumsby. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Rumsby the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names herunto at the request of and in the presence of the said testatrix, Ann Gassett, Mary Morgan, Geo. Gassett
This will was proved at London the seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight before the Worshipfull Arthur Collier, Doctor of Laws, surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George ???, Knight, also Doctor of Laws, master keeper or commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Rumsby the nephew and sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattells and credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.
Will of William Rumsby, Shopkeeper or Eltham, Kent - proved 1733 [indexed at the PRO Online as RUNSBY]
In the name of God Amen I William Rumsby of the parish of Eltham in the County of Kent shopkeeper being of sound and disposing memory and understanding thanks be to almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following:
- that is to say first I give and devise all that my messuage or tenement with the stables yard and other the premises thereunto belonging wherein I now inhabit in the said parish of Eltham unto my dear and loving wife Ann and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life
- and from and after her decease I give and devise the said messuage or tenement with the stables yard and other the premises thereunto belonging unto and among such of my son William and daughters Elizabeth and Ann as shall be living at the time of my said wife’s decease to be equally divided between them so surviving share and share alike and if only one of the said William Elizabeth and Ann shall be living at the time of my said wife’s decease then I give the said messuage or tenement and other the said premises unto such one of them either son or daughter and to his or her heirs for ever and in case my said son and daughters shall all of them happen to be dead at the time of the decease of my said wife then I give the said messuage or tenement and all the premises thereunto belonging after my said wife’s decease unto my own right heirs for ever and whereas I have surrendered my copyhold estate which I hold of the Manor of Ebbisham otherwise Epsom in the County of Surry to the uses of my last will and testament therefore I also will and direct that all my messuage or tenement barn stable buildings gardens and several parcels of land which I hold of the said Manor of Ebbisham otherwise Epsom shall be sold by my executrix hereinafter named and the moneys that shall arise from the sale thereof be applied towards the payment of my funeral and such debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease and I also give and bequeathe all the residue of the said purchase money after payment of my debts and funeral as aforesaid together will all my goods plate furniture stock in trade and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said dear wife Ann whom I constitute and appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament upon trust that she my said wife do and shall out of such residue and other my said effects support cloath educate and maintain my said three children until they shall respectively attain their ages of twenty one years apprehending from her maternal affection she will assist them if she is able according to their merit. Lastly I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof this said William Rumsby the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 20 day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy. [Signed] William Rumsby
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Rumsby the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of such other at his request has subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Henry Roffery, Ann Bradshaw, Elizabeth Sturt
This will was proved at London the twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy three before the Worshipful William Markham Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Day Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prorogrative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Ann Rumsby widow the relict of the deceased and sole executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.
RUMSBY, Henrietta - "Greenways", Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants - Notices of claims to:- Lloyds Bank Limited, Executor and Trustee Department, 15, Queen Street, Exeter by 2nd August 1948
>The London Gazette, 1 June 1948