Will of Dorothy Tomlinson, 1763-1828
28 July 1820
This is the last will & testament of one Dorothy Tomlinson, of Parkgate in the county of Chester, widow, which I make and publish this twenty-eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred & twenty. I give to Martha & Maria Smith and to each of my trustees after named a mourning ring and subject thereto I give, devise and bequeath limit and appoint unto John Ansdell of Liverpool, Broker, and the Rev. Charles Miller of the same place, Clerk, their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to my estate & interest therein respectively.
All & singular my real Leasehold and personal estate & effects whatsoever & wheresoever Upon the several trusts & to & for the several ends interests & purposes hereafter declared, that is to say, that they or the survivors his heirs executors & administrators do & shall by such ways & means as they shall think proper, sell & convert into money all my said estate and effects & whose receipt for any part of my estate or effects shall be agreed discharge to any purchaser or purchasers or other persons paying the money and after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses that my said trustees & the survivors do & shall pay to my Daughter Mary one hundred pounds, to my son Charles, Ten pounds for mourning. And as to the rest residue & remainder of my said estate and effects Upon trust to pay & divide the same equally unto and amongst my children Anne, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Ellen, Esther, William John or such of them as shall be living at the time of my decease & the issue of any of such of them as shall be then dead the issue of any deceased child taking his or their parents share only the share of each to be paid when & as they respectively attain the age of twenty-one years or are married with the consent of my said trustees --- or the survivor of them and I direct my trustees to apply the interest of their shares of such of my children as shall not have attained the age of twenty-one years at the time of my decease in his her or their maintenance or education and I leave my son William John and Daughter Esther under the care of my Daughters Anne, Mary & Elizabeth to be brought up as they may think best. And I nominate & appoint the said John Ansdell & Charles Miller executors of this my will. In witness whereof I the said testatrice Dorothy Tomlinson have hereunto set my hand and seal the & year first before written.
Will of Dorothy [Spurstow] Tomlinson, 28 July 1820, Cheshire [England] Record Office, Ref. W.S. 1830, Date of Probate 28 July 1830.
Tomlinson family of Cheshire
Spurstow family of Cheshire
Dorothy was the wife of Dr. John Tomlinson, a surgeon in Chester, Cheshire. John had died twenty years before Dorothy, in 1808.
Dorothy & John had 9 children: George, Ann, Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Ellen, Esther and William John. George and Charles died as infants. Esther was about 19 when her mother wrote her will and William John was about 15. By the time she died in 1828, they had reached adulthood. I donít have the death dates of any of the children except Elizabeth who married Joseph Dundas Miller.