Catisfield - PAPERS..... Catisfield Cottage Will of Ann Newman 1836

Catisfield Cottage - Will of Ann Newman 1836.

from FPP V2 B2 Sep 1973 - C Roberts 'MORE FROM THOSE. SIX SACKS'

WILLS: Ann Newman of Catisfield Cottage, widow of James Newman, Capt R.N. who lost his life on H.M.S. Hero, Christmas Eve 1811, when returning from the Baltic (George L. Privett in The Story of Fareham tells of this lady's call on the First Lord of The Admiralty to obtain a certain appointment for her favourite brother, who became Sir Edward Brace, Admiral K.C.B.) but from her will dated 19th April 1836 it seems this brother was rather out of favour, for she left him "Ten Guineas only for a mourning ring" - as during her life- time she had voluntarily reimbursed him of a sum of money which he had lost by a relative.

She left legacies to many other relatives, also to her 'servant' Emily Crockford, if still in her service, £200 free of legacy duty, and £10 each to all other servants in her employment at the time of her decease, also one quarter's wages, and £200 to The Naval Charitable Society for the relief of Widows and Orphans.
To her trustees and executors Rear Admiral Sir Edward Campbell Rich Owen, K.C.B., and William Owen, £100 each, and to another executor and trustee William Fitzwilliam Owen - £200.

In a Codicil dated 27th January 1840, as William Owen had departed this life she appointed Captain Henry Ducie Chads, R.N., C.B., in his place and bequeathed to him - £100, also her nephew Captain Francis Brace, R.N., as an executor. She desired the portrait of her late lamented husband to remain in the Brace family, 'who are capable of appreciating the virtues of so excellent a character' and it, with the portrait of herself, are to be handed to the care of her nephew Francis Brace.
To her brother Edward Brace, Admiral R.N,, K.C.3., she left her best silver teapot, sugar basin and cream jug "as mementos of my affectionate regard for him".
To nephew Captain Herbert Brace Powell, R.N. her silver tea caddy.
To Mrs. Brace wife of nephew Francis Brace her large coffee biggin and lamp.
To nephew Thomas Brace her set of plated Dining Covers - according to a promise made him at time of purchase.
To niece Mrs. .Ann Welsh one of her Silver Dishes with cover, and the other to her sister Mrs. Poyntz "As these were presented to me by my sisters on my marriage".
The remainder of her plate and plated articles were to be divided among various members of her family as stated.
To nephew Francis Brace her set of Table China distinguished by the arms of her late lamented husband, also her set of Dining Tables."
To sister Mrs, Poyntz her China. Jars and the Miniature of her late husband - knowing she loved him as a brother and would duly appreciate its value. .

It was her desire to be buried in the Parish Church of Fareham in a Vault under her pew there, and the bearers of her body to be eight. . . .Farmers or Tradesmen of the Parish of Fareham, to be selected by her nephew Francis Brace, and to each the sum of £5 to be given. She confided to her nephew Francis Brace to execution of her wishes in this respect and to the conveying of her body to mother earth. 'I wish my executors to be informed that I have six hundred and twenty .pounds on the Sutton Estate' for which her brother, Sir Edward Brace, paid her interest at 5%, and this sum with all interest due at her decease to fall into part of the residue of her estate.

Probate granted - 14th November 1840 to -
Sir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, Henry Ducie Chads and Francis Brace
and power reserved of making the like grant to William Fitzwilliam Owen when he shall apply for the same.
(There is mention of Admiral Sir Edward Brace in Book VI Fareham Past and Present - and his will dated 1843, he lived at Catisfield Lodge)


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