Will of William Tillier, gentleman, 1903 (proved 1904)

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN that William Tillier of Park Road, Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Gentleman, who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Winslow aforesaid, within the District of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham, died on the 3rd day of August 1904 at Winslow aforesaid.
AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered at the District  Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford and that the Administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Thomas Bonner of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham, Solicitor’s Clerk and Frederick Edward Clay of Whitchurch in the same County, Retired Solicitor’s Clerk  the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated the 24th  day of August 1904
Gross value of Estate £2,608 : 5 : 4
Net value of Personal Estate £2,550 : 10 : 2

Extracted by H. & E.H. Small, Solicitors, Buckingham

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Tillier, of Park Road, Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Gentleman. I appoint my friends Thomas Bonner of Buckingham and Frederick Edward Clay of Whitchurch Bucks to be the Executors of this my Will and Testament and I bequeath to them the legacy or sum of Thirty pounds each as an acknowledgement of their trouble in executing the trusts of this my Will I bequeath to my Housekeeper Miss Ann Odell all the household furniture plate linen and effects which may be in or about my dwelling house at the time of my decease for her own use absolutely and I also bequeath to her the legacy or sum of Ten pounds to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease for her immediate requirements I bequeath the following legacies Namely to my friend the said Thomas Bonner (in addition to the beforementioned Legacy of Thirty pounds) the legacy or sum of Twenty pounds as an acknowledgement of his past services to me To Charles Guyatt of Padbury Five pounds To Susannah Odell and her Daughter Mabel Five pounds each and to Mrs Mary Woolacott of 255 Crickdale Road Gorse Hill Swindon my former Housekeeper the sum of Five pounds I bequeath the Ten shares standing in my name in the London and County Banking Company Limited to my said Housekeeper Ann Odell for her own use and benefit absolutely I make no bequest in this my Will to my friends Mr and Mrs Biddlecombe of Padbury as I consider I have done sufficient for them in my lifetime And as all the rest residue and remainder of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall be possessed or entitled to at my decease I give devise and bequeath the same to my said Executors the said Thomas Bonner and Frederick Edward Clay Upon Trust to get in the same and after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and legacies hereinbefore bequeathed To pay the residue to the said Ann Odell for her own use absolutely I revoke all other Wills and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 24th March day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and three.
William Tillier [signature]
Signed  by William Tillier as his last Will in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses
Henry Hall [signature]
Susan Hall [signature]

On the Twenty fourth day of August 1904
Probate of this Will with one Codicil was granted at Oxford to Thomas Bonner and Frederick Edward Clay the Executors

It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct copy
Dated this First day of September 1904


William Tillier was aged 96 when he died in 1904. He must have moved into one of the new houses in Park Road in about 1902. Ann O'Dell aged 65 (single, b. Winslow) and her sister-in-law Susannah Odell aged 55 (widow, b. Swanbourne) were still living there in 1911, probably at the house which is now no.10.

In 1901, William Tillier (b. West Drayton) and Ann O'Dell were living at 1 Hinton Road, West Hillingdon. He was a widower living on his own means. He was living in Tring in 1881. The 1871 Census, where he was visiting someone in Kensington, gives his occupation as retired coachman. In 1861 he was a coachman in Chelsea with a wife and five children.

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