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Wills held at the Public Record Office, London

WILL of WILLIAM HALLEY Skipwith Yorks June 1642
WILL of JOHN HULEY Hendon Middlesex Gent. May 20 1659
WILL of JOSIAH HULLEY Middlesex July 1755
WILL of THOMAS HULLEY Middlesex September 1779
WILL of ALLICE HULLEY Hereford November 1790
WILL of GEORGE HULLEY Kent Jan 1808
ADMON of MATTHEW HULLEY Newcastle upon Tyne February 1810
ADMON of SAMUEL HULLEY HMS Intrepid Pts Jan 1813
WILL of HARRY HULLEY Somerset January 1832
WILL of MARY HULLEY Derby March 1837
ADMON of EDWARD HULLY Middlesex April 1846
WILL of THOMAS HULLEY Bath October 1847
WILL of MARY ANN HULLEY Middlesex July 1855

 


WILL of WILLIAM HALLEY Skipwith Yorks June 1642
PRO reference PROB 11 vol 12

Halley William (mariner) decd., abroad unmarried. (Skipwith, Yorks) Will (81 Campbell) pr. June 27 by cousin Thomas Cockell. Admon t.a.i. June 18 to Henry Greene renounced. (TAI Tanguam ab intestato - as of an intestate)


WILL of JOHN HULEY Hendon Middlesex Gent. May 20 1659
PRO reference PROB 11 291 (folio 205)

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The third day of May One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Nine I JOHN HULEY of Henden in the County of Middlesex Gentleman being sicke and weake in body but of perfect and sound memory blessed be God therefore do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I give and bequeath my Lord's .... and for my temporal estate. Imprimus wherever I have the day of the date hereof ..... before the making and declaring of this my Will hereunder all my customary lands tenements and heredictaments lying and being in Hendon and the Kingsburie in the said County of Middlesex into the hands of the Lords of the manor to have for intents and purposes as I should thereon limit appoint and declare those of the said JOHN HULEY do give and ........unto the child wherewith.... and true and loving wife for ...... by make a ... formal all those ... or .. lands aforesaid to have and to hold the same unto such child and to the heirs of the body of such child lawfully to be begotten. Item I give and devise unto my dear wife ANN HULEY my loving mother one Close or Field known by the name of Crabbs land and Crabbs Lane containing by estimation two acres more or less being in Kingsburie aforesaid and lying next to a Close or Field called Lower .....rens abutting ....... of the ..... On the said ... day of the date thereof the said ... and I give and dispose all the lands beforementioned unto HENRY HULEY my son and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for ..... such ....... I give and devise the ....... lands unto WILLIAM HULEY and RICHARD HULEY my brothers and to their heirs forever equally to be divided between them provided also and upon condition that my said brothers WILLIAM and RICHARD their heirs or assigns do or shall well and truly .... unto ANN HULEY SARAH HULEY GRACE HULEY MARTHA HULLEY HANNAH HULEY my sisters equally to be divided between them provided ..... and upon condition that my said brothers WILLIAM AND RICHARD their heirs or assigns do or shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto ANN HULEY SARAH HULEY GRACE HULEY MARTHA HULEY HANNAH HULEY my five sisters the sum of five hundred pounds that is to pay to each of them one hundred pounds to be paid to them one year after the said lands happen to them or their heirs at or within the South porch of the parish church of Hendon aforesaid. Item I give and devise all my lands tenements and heredictaments as well customary and freehold situate lying and being in Hendon unto HENRY HULEY my son and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for ...... of I give and devise all my said lands tenements and heredictaments in Hendon aforementioned unto such child wherewith my wife is now conceived be it male or female and to the heirs of the body of such child and for such issue I give and devise for the said lands tenements and heredictments situate lying and being in Hendon aforesaid unto my said brothers WILLIAM HULEY and RICHARD HULEY and to their heirs forever equally to be divided between them and the residue of my goods chattels debts going ... ready money I give and bequeath unto ELIZABETH my dear and loving wife whom I make and ordaine the full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. ..... I have hereunto set my mark the day and year within written on the ..... mark of JOHN HULEY ...... and declared to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of me ........ ........

This Will was Proved in London on the 20th day of the month of May in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Nine before a Judge .... ELIZABETH HULEY the relict the sole and only Executrix.


WILL of JOSIAH HULLEY Middlesex July 1755
PRO reference PROB 11 817 (Folio 4)

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I JOSIAH HULLEY of the Parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in the County of Middlesex tobacconist being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament revoking all Wills heretofore by me made and declare this my last Will and Testament recommending my sole to the Almighty God and my body to the earth to be buried by my Executrix hereinafter mentioned and I do appoint my good friend Mrs ELIZABETH CALL who now resides in my house with me in Villars Street in the parish aforesaid widow my sole Executrix and also I also give devise and bequeath unto the said ELIZABETH CALL all that my freehold messuage or tenement with all and singular the rights numbers and appurtenances known by the name or description of the Ape's Nest in the Back Street in the Burrough of Macclesfield in the County Palatine of Chester and all and singular my other real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever to have and hold my said messuage or tenement with all and singular the rights numbers and appurtenances thereof and all and singular other my said real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said ELIZABETH CALL her heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever in witness whereof I the said JOSIAH HULLEY have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Five. JOSIAH HULLEY. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request set our names as witnesses hereunto. An erasure being first made in the thirteenth line from the top of this Will. JAMES LATTIMER KATHERINE LANE JONBE.

THIS WILL was proved at London the Ninteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Five before the Worshipful Andrew Cults Ducarel Doctor of Law and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir George Lett Knight also Doctor of Law Master keeper or Commissionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of ELIZABETH CALL Widow the Sole Executrix named in the Said Will to the administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased having been first duly sworn to administer.


WILL of THOMAS HULLEY Middlesex September 1779
PRO reference PROB 11 1056

WHATEVER ESTATE AND EFFECTS I may be any way entitled unto at the time of my decease I hereby bequeath the same wholly to my dear wife MARY as witness my hand this Twentieth Day of June 1758 signed T. HULLEY.

1st September 1779 APPEARED PERSONALLY HARRY HULLEY of the parish of St Anthony in the

County of Middlesex gentleman and JOSEPH RICKARDS of the parish of St Mary Whitechapel in the same County gentleman and severally made oath as follows. And first the said HARRY HULLEY for himself made oath that he is the natural and lawful son of THOMAS HULLEY late of the parish of St John Hackney aforesaid deceased which happened as he verily believes on or about the thirteenth day of August last past and the said JOSEPH RICKARDS for himself made oath that he also knew and was well acquainted with the said deceased for twenty years and upwards before and to the aforesaid time of his death and both these deponents further make oath that depose that they knew and were well acquainted with the said deceased's manner and character and writing and subscribing his name having often seen the said deceased write and also write and subscribe his hand and that having now with care and attention viewed and approved the annexed paper writing purporting to be and containing the last Will and Testament of the said deceased the same beginning thus "Whatever estate and effects I may be" and words entitled unto and ending thus "as witness my hand this twentieth day of June 1758" and thus subscribed "T. HULLEY." These deponents do verily and in his consciousness believe the said are in written beginning and ending of the said Will and the said .......... subscription thereto and the whole body ....... and contents thereof to be all properly wrote and to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of him the said THOMAS HULLEY deceased. Signed HARRY HULLEY JOSEPH RICKARDS the day aforesaid. The said HARRY HULLEY AND JOSEPH RICKARDS were duly sworn to the truth of the within affidavit before me ANDREW COLTER Ducarel Surrogate Notary Public.

On the Third day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine Administration with the Will annexed of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of THOMAS HULLEY late of the parish of St Anthony in the County of Middlesex deceased was granted to MARY HULLEY widow the relict of the said deceased and universal legatee named in the said Will no Executor being named in the said Will having been first sworn duly to administer.


WILL of ALLICE HULLEY Hereford November 1790
PRO reference PROB 11 1198

I give to my niece ANN SOULL all my monies in the stocks ...... the ....... of every kind except a few legacies to a few friends. To MRS ..... five pounds. To MRS CHAPMAN a silk gown not made up and three pounds. To ELIZABETH FRASER and a good ..... pound. My cousin at Littlefield Rynurs? a pompadour silk MRS ........ Stockport Cheshire a black silk gown. A morning wing for MRS SAMUEL FREEMAN and MRS MARSHALL. SAMUEL LLOYD witness. Witness JOHN BURGESS.

This Will was proved at London the .... day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety before the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM WRIGHT Knight in ..... Laws Master Keeper or Commissioner of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of ANN SOALL spinster the niece of the deceased and sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.


WILL of GEORGE HULLEY Kent Jan 1808
PROB reference PROB 11/1472

(Index wrong - microfilm shows HALLEY)


ADMON of MATTHEW HULLEY Newcastle upon Tyne February 1810
PRO reference PROB 7 11

(Index wrong - microfilm shows HEDLEY)


ADMON of Samuel Hulley HMS Intrepid Pts Jan 1813
PROB 6/189 folio 9 reverse

SAMUEL HULLEY On the second day Admon of all and singular the Goods Chattells & Credits of Samuel Hulley late Seaman belonging to His Majesty's ship Intrepid Bacelor deced. was granted to Nancy Hulley Widow the natural and lawful Mother and next of kin of the said deced. having been first sworn by Comon. /duly to admr. (In LH margin) £20 Ser.


WILL of HARRY HULLEY Somerset January 1832
PRO reference PROB 11 1794 (folio 185)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me HARRY HULLEY of the City of Bath artist. In the first place ...... I .......... to be buried in my own vault being under St Michael's Church in the said City of Bath and in which is deposited the remains of my late son late dear wife MARY HULLEY and I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied by my executor hereinafter named out of my personal estate. And whereas I am possessed of the sum of eight thousand pounds stock invested in the new three and a half per cent bank annuities late four per cent annuities and which is now standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank

of England ...... I give and bequeath the sum of four thousand pounds stock part of the said sum of eight thousand pounds three and a half per cent bank annuity unto my only son THOMAS HULLEY of the City of Bath aforesaid artist and JOSEPH WILLIAMS Apothecary of No. 1 Mead Square in the City of Bath and the survivor of them his executors administrators and assigns upon trust to receive the interest dividends and annual proceeds of the said sum of four thousand pounds stock and pay therein the full sum of one hundred and five pounds per annum to my sister-in-law ANN ANDERSON the only sister of my late wife for and during the term of her natural life and for her full and separate use and benefit exclusively and independently of any husband she may hereafter marry who shall not intermeddle with the sum or any part thereof or have any control or interest in or over the same and take procedure of my said sister-in-law for the said sum of one hundred and five pounds per annum shall from time to time not withstanding such ........ to good and effectual releases and discharges to the said THOMAS HULLEY and JOSEPH WILLIAMS their executors administrators and assigns for money as in such receipts respectively shall be expressed and acknowledged to be received and I hereby direct my said ........ and the survivor of their executrix administrators and assigns to pay the said sum of one hundred and five pounds per annum unto my said sister-in-law as aforesaid without any deduction or payment out of the same or any part thereof for or by reason of any taxes ...... rates or reversion whatever etc etc.


WILL of MARY HULLEY Derby March 1837
PRO reference PROB 11 1874

In the name of God Amen. I MARY HULLEY of Rowland in the parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby Widow being weak in body but of sound mind and memory praised be God for the same do make this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say, First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named. I give and bequeath unto my son JONATHAN HULLEY who now resides with me all and every of my personal estates at Rowland or elswhere of what nature or kind whatsoever they may consist of at the time of my decease to be at his disposal and lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my son JONATHAN HULLEY sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I the

said Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourteenth day of July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Two. MARY HULLEY X her mark and seal.

Signed sealed published and declared by the herein named Testator MARY HULLEY and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. JAMES TISSERINGTON. JAMES HULLEY.

Proved at London 2 March 1837 before the Judge by the oath of JONATHAN HULLEY her son and sole Executor to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.



ADMON of EDWARD HULLY Middlesex April 1846
PRO reference PROB 6/222 f377

Formerly of Windsor Terrace City Road Middlesex but late of No. 10 Critchell Place New North Road in the parish of St Leonard Shoreditch in the same County Actuary of the Globe assurance office Bachelor deceased - granted to Sarah MacDonald Widow Mary Ann Hulley Spinster and Frances Elizabeth Cooper (Wife of Thomas Cooper) the natural and Lawful Sisters and only next of kin of the said Deceased having been first sworn duly to administer. (Five Thousand Pounds)


WILL of THOMAS HULLEY Bath October 1847
PRO reference PROB 11 2063

(St Catherine's September 1847 Bath Vol 11 page 14)

This is the last Will and Testament of me THOMAS HULLEY of no. 18 Belvedere in the City and Borough of Bath Artist as follows. First I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid immediately after my decease and as concerning all my books prints or drawings (except my collection of oiled paintings) of etches covering apparell and gold watch and appendages I give and bequeath same unto my dear old friend HAROLD GREASE formerly of no. 7 Great Newport Street Long Acre London but now I believe residing at no. 4 Weaver Street Burt Lane Whitechapel Road London for his own use and benefit provided he shall be living at the time of my decease but if the said HAROLD GREASE shall have departed this life before me then I do declare that the above legacies shall .... into and form part of my revisionary estate and effects and as concerning all the residue of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate give devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of my dear friend MARY ANN LEY formerly of no. 16 Belvedere Bath but now residing at no. 105 Albany Street Regents Park London Spinster her heirs executors and administrators and assigns forever and I hereby declare that the said residuary estate and effects so given and bequeathed to the said MARY ANN LEY shall be for her own sole and separate use and shall not be liable to the debts ...... forfeitures or

arrangements of any person with whom she may .......... but that her receipts alone notwithstanding ...... shall be good discharge for the same. And I do hereby appoint the said HAROLD GREASE and MARY ANN LEY Executor and Executrix of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament as witnessed my hand this twenty sixth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Five THOS. HULLEY. Signed and acknowledged by the said THOMAS HULLEY as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us being all present at the same time THOS. PALMER 10 Union AUGUSTUS GEO. BARRETT ......... Surrogate.

In the Goods of THOMAS HULLEY deceased.

Appeared Personally AUGUSTUS GEORGE BARRETT of the Parish of Walcot in the City of Bath Gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last Will and Testament bearing date Twenty Sixth of June One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Five now hereunto annexed of THOMAS HULLEY late of 18 Belvedere in the City and Borough of Bath deceased and he further made oath that on the Twenty Sixth day of June aforesaid the said Testator duly executed his said Will by signing his name at the foot or end thereof in manner and now appeared in the ...... of this .... and of THOMAS PALMER the other subscribed witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and both of whom also at the same time attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said

Testator. AUGUSTUS GEORGE BARRETT. On the Second day of October 1847 the said AUGUSTUS GEORGE BARRETT was duly sworn to the truth hereof by virtue of the annexed commission before me. SYDNEY H. EDDRINGTON Commissioner. Proved at London 7th October 1847 before the judge by the oath of MARY ANN LEY one of the Executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by GEORGE ....... by .... duly to administer .... oath of making the like grant to HAROLD GREASE the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.


WILL of MARY ANN HULLEY Middlesex July 1855
PRO reference PROB 11 2216

(St Catherine's June 1855 Brentford Vol 3a page 47)

This is the Last Will and Testament of myself MARY ANN HULLEY of Chiswick in the County of Middlesex made this third day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty four. I give devise and bequeath to my brother DAVIS MILES twenty pounds also to my brother WILLIAM MILES twenty pounds. To my niece MARY ANN JACKSON twenty pounds. To my nephew WILLIAM MILES her brother twenty pounds. To MARY JACKSON my watch to MARY ANN JACKSON my silver teaspoons ...... and teapot and ten pounds to the daughter of BARRY JACKSON that it is my will for my sister ELIZABETH RICHARDSON to have two hundred pounds and to be sole Executrix of the whole and ...... legacies according to my wish. The whole of everything else to be left in the power of my sister ELIZABETH RICHARDSON to do with as she thinks proper. The money is in the Bank of England three hundred pounds in the three and a quarter per cent according is for my sister the said ELIZABETH RICHARDSON to have the power to receive the said money out of the aforesaid stock. Witnessed by hand MARY ANN HULLEY Witnessed KATHERINE HUGHES CHARLES EDMONDS ........ MARSHALL.

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

In the Goods of MARY ANN HULLEY Widow deceased.

Appeared Personally CHARLES EDMONDS of Chiswick House Chiswick in the County of Middlesex. .......... and was made oath that he was present at the execution of and is one of the subscribed witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of the said MARY ANN HULLEY formerly of Chiswick House Chiswick in the County of Middlesex late of Church Wharf Chiswick aforesaid Widow deceased the said Will being ....... to ....... and bearing date the Third day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Four lastly made on oath on the said ..... day of the date thereof the said Executrix only ..... her said Will by signing her name MARY ANN HULLEY at the foot and ...... (incomplete)

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