Wills and testamentary papers
Papers in Chancery Case re the will (dated 11 November 1817) of William Ballard, Birmingham, cordwainer, who died 7 May 1818. Plaintiffs: John Hopkins, Aston, Birmingham, fruiterer (widower of Elizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Bant the elder). : James Harris, Aston, Birmingham, cordwainter (widower of Susannah, daughter of Mary Smith) : Edwin Harris, an infant, son of James and Susannah. : Peter Pitt, Birmingham, japanner (son of William and Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Groves, deceased) : William Pitt, junior, Birmingham, japanner (son of William and Elizabeth daughter of Samuel Groves) : Frederick Pitt, Marylebone, piano maker, son-in-law. : Ann Pitt, wife of Frederick (daughter of William and Elizabeth) : Nicholas Herdman, Birmingham, machinist : Eliza Herdman née Pitt (wife of Nicholas, daughter of William and Elizabeth, deceased) : Joseph Pitt, Birmingham, under 21 (son of William and Elizabeth) : Mary Smith, Birmingham, widow of George (daughter of Elizabeth Morgan) : Thomas Smith, Birmingham, artisan, son of Mary. : William Ballard, Astwood Bank, near Redditch, needle maker, son of Thomas, deceased. : Maria Ballard, Oversley Green, spinster, daughter of Thomas, deceased. : Mary Ballard, Alcester, widow of Thomas Ballard junior, son of Thomas. : Thomas Ballard, Alcester, son of Thomas Ballard junior, son of Thomas. : John Bant, Shrewley, labourer, son of Samuel and Dorothy : William Bant, Norton, Warwick, labourer, son of Samuel Dorothy : Humphrey Bant, Long Ford, labourer, son of Samuel and Dorothy. : John Portman, Temple Balsall, farmer : Hannah Portman, wife of John, daughter of Samuel and Dorothy Bant. : Samuel Pitt, U.S.A., farmer, son of William and Elizabeth, deceased. Defendants: William Pitt, Birmingham, japanner (widower of Elizabeth née Groves) one of the trustees named in the will of William Ballard, deceased) : Thomas Harman, nephew and residuary legatee of John Ballard, deceased, the other trustee named in the said will and assignee of William Pitt. : Henry Jones Dollman, Birmingham, factor, one of the executors of John Ballard. : Charles Dollman, Birmingham, wine merchant, the other executor of John Ballard and assignee of Thomas Harman's reversionary interests. : Mary Gardner, Fairford, Glos., widow of William, daughter of Thomas Ballard. : William Gibbs, Aston Cantlow, labourer, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : William Hopkins, Wootten Wawen, labourer, and Mary his wife, daughter of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : William Gibbs, Binton, labourer, and Ann his wife, daughter of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : John Mitchell, Warwick, confectioner, and Hannah his wife, daughter of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : Arthur Riley, Binton, labourer and Charlotte his wife, daughter of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : George Morgan, Birmingham, brickmaker, son of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : Thomas Morgan, Sheffield, confectioner, son of John and Elizabeth Morgan. : William Essex, Shrewley, labourer and Margaret his wife, daughter of Samuel Bant. By his will, testator vested his estates in trustees John Ballard, Birmingham, pumpmaker and William Pitt, Birmingham, japanner, for various trusts to be operative after the death of his widow Sarah (who died 1837). By death and deeds of assignment the trust estates are vested in Thomas Harman, Henry Jones Dollman and Charles Dollman who were not appointed trustees of the will of William Ballard, nor was there any power of appointment of trustees contained in the will. Plaintiffs and remainder of defendants are residuary legatees (or their heirs) of the will and plaintiffs wish Chancery to appoint trustees to fulfill trusts contained in the will [recited in detail]. ER5/1350/a) Copy Bill ER5/1350/b) Copy Amended Bill ER5/1350/c-d) June 1847, 2 letters.