This is the last will and testament of me, Sophia Elizabeth Gwinnett, of the city of Gloucester, widow.
I give and bequeath unto George Horine of No:13 New Union Street, Finsbury, London, my silver watch.
I give unto my cousin, Cecilia Eliza Horine, the wife of John William Horine, my clock, my writing desk and cocoa nut cup.
I give to Thomas Joseph Corne the sum of fifty pounds in consideration of his lameness and numerous family.
I give to William Clifton, Charles Clifton and James Clifton the sum of ten pounds each.
I give to Ann Rossiter, widow, my old family bible and the book entitled the “Life of Christ”.
I give to her three children, Charles Rossiter, Thomas Rossiter and Sarah Rossiter the sum of five pounds each. I also give to the said Sarah Rossiter my workbox, tea caddy, pair of silver table spoons, six silver tea spoons and pair of silver sugar tongs.
I give unto my cousin, the said Ann Rossiter, all my wearing apparel, linen and trinkets but, in case of the death of the said Ann Rossiter in my lifetime then I give the same to the said Sarah Rossiter.
I give to Mrs Susan Organ, the wife of Richard Organ of Gloucester, my picture, “The Queen of France”.
I give to the female with whom I may lodge at the time of my decease the sum of five pounds as an acknowledgement for any trouble she may have.
And as to the rest and residue of my estate and effects, whatsoever and wheresoever, I give and bequeath the same, subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, unto and equally between my four cousins, Joseph Haddow, Cecilia Eliza Horine, Ann Rossiter and John Thomas Corne and in case any one or more of them, the said Joseph Haddow, Cecilia Eliza Horine, and Ann Rossiter shall die in my lifetime leaving lawful issue then I direct that the share of him or her so dying shall go unto and be equally divided between such issue, such issue to take only the share or respective shares which his her or their respective parents would have taken if living but in the event of the death of either of them, the said Joseph Haddow, Cecilia Eliza Horine and Ann Rossiter, in my lifetime without leaving such lawful issue as aforesaid, then I direct that the share or shares of him or her so dying shall go unto and be equally divided amongst the survivor or survivors of them, the said Joseph Haddow, Cecilia Eliza Horine, Ann Rossiter and John Thomas Corne.
And in case the said John Thomas Corne shall die in my lifetime then I direct that the sum of ten pounds out of his share of my residuary personal estate shall go unto and be paid to his daughter Sarah and that the remainder shall go unto and be equally divided between the said Joseph Haddow, Cecilia Eliza Horine and Ann Rossiter.
And lastly I appoint the said John William Horine and his wife, the said Cecilia Eliza Horine, executor and executrix of this my will and I hereby revoke all former wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and name this seventh day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty three.
Sophia Elizabeth Gwinnett
Signed, published and declared by the said testatrix, Sophia Elizabeth Gwinnett, as and for her last will and testament in the joint presence of us who, at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: Benj. Jordan, 1 Cromwell Street, Gloucester; Arthur Lewis, 3 Montpellier Villas, Spa, Gloucester.
Proved at Gloucester the 22nd day of July 1867 by the oaths of John William Horine and Cecilia Eliza Horine (wife of the said John William Horine) the executors to whom administration was granted.
The testatrix, Sophia Elizabeth Gwinnett, was late of the city of Gloucester, widow, and died on the tenth day of July 1867 at the city, aforesaid.
Ellis & Sheppard, solicitors, Gloucester.