Wills and testamentary papers
Copy will of Elizabeth Partridge of Birmingham, widow of William. Bequests as follows: To sister Lucy: wife of William Blinkinsop, Warwick, surgeon: half of clothes, bed and table linen To sister Hannah, widow of --- Hasel, late of Oby, Leics., farmer: half clothes, bed and table linen: copper coffee pot, tea chest, 2 pairs of plated candlesticks and cruet frame. To niece Charlotte Blinkinsop: 2 silver tablespoons To niece Ann Blinkinsop: 6 silver teaspoons To Frederick Bartlett, Birmingham, button maker: portrait of testator and late husband. To Edward Freer, hop and seed merchant, and Benjamin Pearson Bartlett, button-maker, both of Birmingham: £10 each for trouble taken as trustees of will of testator's deceased son Nelson Partridge To Edwin Bartlett, Birmingham, surgeon: £10 for duties as testator's executor To minister of New Street Free Church, Birmingham: silk hatband and scarf To clerk of New Street Free Church, Birmingham: hatband To beadles of New Street Free Church, Birmingham: 2/6d each Residue to Edward Freer and Edwin Bartlett aforesaid IN TRUST to sell and dispose as follows: Half to testator's son Joseph Partridge of Rhode Island, USA Half to Mary Elizabeth Partridge daughter of the said Joseph; if either dies, all to survivor but in any case to be claimed IN PERSON at Birmingham within 6 years of testator's death. If neither Joseph nor Mary Elizabeth make claim THEN Residue to be equally divided among children of Benjamin Pearson Bartlett at respective ages of 21. Executors: Edward Freer and Edwin Bartlett Proved at Doctors Commons, 21 October 1836.