Thomas Street Gwinnett of Fishponds, Bristol, 1886

I, Thomas Street Gwinnett, of No. 13 Seymour Terraced, Filwood Road, Fishponds in the county of Gloucester, grocer, hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me (if any) and declare this to be my last will which I make this ninth day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty six.

And I appoint my dear wife, Mary Gwinnett, (formerly Mary Harding) and my friend John Skerratt of No. 5 Fredericks Place, Denmark Road, Camberwell, Surrey to be the executrix and executor of this my will.

I give and bequeath to my son William Henry Gwinnett my gold watch chain and encyclopedia.

To my son Thomas Street Gwinnett my gold pin with wrought nugget of quartz gold and screw pin, my ebony silver mounted walking stick and my carpenter’s tools.

To my daughter Margaret Mary Gwinnett my gold watch and spade guinea, my oil painting of ‘The Hermit’, the portraits of myself and her mother and the book entitled “Friendships Offering” in six volumes.

I also give and bequesth to my said executor John Skerratt  all and singular the sum and sums of money standing to my credit at my death in the books of the National Freehold Land Society (whose offices are at number twenty five Moorgate Street, London) upon trust to get in and divide the same equally between my said wife and daughter.

And subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I also give and bequeath to my said wife all my term estate and interest  of and in the messauage shop and premises No. 13 Seymour Terrace, Filwood Road, Fishponds aforesaid now in my occupation which I hold under lease and all my household furniture plate linen china estate and effects and the trade or business carried on by me therein together with the stock fixtures and utensils in trade and all moneys and debts which shall then belong and be due to me for or on account of the said business and all other my property and effects  of every kind and description (except that hereinbefore bequeathed to my said children) for her own absolute use and benefit .

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.

T. Street Gwinnett

Signed and declared by the above named Thomas Street Gwinnett as his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses: H Remington Mead, surgeon, Fishponds, Nelson Oliver Monks, Fishponds, Letter Cutter.