~ WRAITH FAMILY NAME ~
"Minter vs. Wraith"...1842 13 July
ROBERT WRAITH, being seised of gavelkind lands, made his will, dated the 18th of November 1808, in the following words; "First, I give, devise and bequeath unto my two brothers, William Wraith and Samuel Wraith, and my friend John Zachariah Plummer, their heirs, executors and daministrators, all and every my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate whatsoever, and also all my household furniture, moneis, securities for money, goods, chattels and person estate, upon trust that they, the said William Wraith, Samuel Wraith and J. Z. Plummer, shall and do, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, sell, dispose of and convert into money my said real and personal estate, or such part or parts thereof as they may think proper; and, with the monies arising from such sale or sales, or otherwise out of my decase, sell, dispose of and convert into money my said real and persona estate, or such part or parts thereof as they may think proper; and, with the monies arising from such sale or sales, or otherwise our of my personal estate, I do hereby direct my said trustees, in the first place, to pay off and discharge all just debts due and owing from me at the time of my decease, my funeral expenses and the charges and expenses of proving this my will; and, after payment thereof, I do hereby direct my said trustees to lay out and invest the residue of such monies, together with any other monies coming to them by virtue of this my will, in the purchase of stock in some or one of the public funds of this kingdom, in their or his names or name; and upon trust that they, my said trustees, shall and od stand possessed of such monies and the stocks and funds in which the same may be invested, together with such part or parts of my said real and personal estates as shall remain unsold, if any, in trust to pay unto or permit and suffer my dear wife; Jane, and her assigns, to receive and tall all the interest and dividens and profits thereof, as the same shall become due and payable, for and during the term of her natural life; and from and immediately after her decease, in trust to permit and suffer my daughter, Sarah, to receive and take all the interest and profits of one full moiety or equal half part of and in the said monies, stocks and funds, and of and in the said part or parts of my said real and personal estates remaining unsold, if any, for and during the term of her natural life, free from the control and intermeddling of any husband with whom she may happen to marry; and from and after her decease, to pay and divide the same unto and among all and every her child and children, share and share alike if more than one when and as he, she, or they shall attain the age of 21 years and to pay and apply the annual prduce thereof, in the meantime for their maintenance, education and bringing up; and in the case my said daughter shall happen to die without issue, or leaving issue, all of them shall die under the age of 21 years and without issue, then, in trust to convey and assign such moiety unto my personal representatives, his her or their heirs, executors, adminstrators, and assigns; and, as to the other one full moiety or equal half part of and in the said monies, stocks and funds and of and in the said part or parts of my said real and person estates remaining unsold, if any, intrust to pay unto or permit and suffer my daughter Jane, the wife of Josiah Robert WHITE, to receive and take all the interest, dividends and profits thereof..... etc.
the testator died on the 9th of April 1811 leaving all the persons named in his will, him surviving.
Sarah Wraith one of the testator's daughters died intestate and unmarried in the lifetime of the testator's widow. The widow died in May 1835. Jane White the testator's other daughter, survived her husband Josiah Robert White and died December 1836, without ever having had a child. By her will dated Oct 24th, 1836 she gave all such part.... to her nephews, the Defandants William Wraith, John Wraith and Samuel Wraith who were the sons of the testator's eldest brother Samuel, absolutely as tenants in common.
William Wraith, one of the testator's brothers, died without leaving issue. Samuel Wraith, the testator's other brother died in 1834 having survived J. Z. Plummer as well as his brother William, and having appointed his two sons John and William (who, together with their brother Samuel, were his coheirs in gavelkind and also the co heirs in gavelkind of the testator) his executors.
Mary the wife of William Minter, was the testator's only sister; she died in the testator's lifetime, leaving the Plaintiff her son, the only issue of her body.
Etc. (High court of chancery)
Lessee, Samuel Wraith, Tailor of Canterbury
Lessor, Dean and Chapter
Five shops and chambers in the Cathedral Precincts between the porter's lodge of Christ Church gate and the house at the end of the row. Nov. 30 1791 cca
Assignment of Lease, April 15, 1806
Assignor - Richard PEALL, Linen Draper of Canterbury (assigned to Richard from Elizabeth Rogers linen draper and Ann Curling, linen draper of Canterbury, Feb 1803)
Assignee - Samuel WRAITH, hopseller of Canterbury
Assignment of the premises in BB 42/44* cca
*Assignment of the leasehold of a tenement on the north side of the Buttermarket in St. Andrew's Parish in Canterbury, previously held in trust by John GOMME on behalf of Elizabeth Thomas WOOD (later Elizabeth Thomas HOCKNELL) for the use of her son James WOOD (a sailor). The property belonged to the Dean and Chapter and had been left to Elizabeth Thomas WOOD by her aunt Ann SAWKINS
Assignment of Lease, Feb 1, 1816
Assignor - Samuel WRAITH woollen draper and salesman, of Canterbury
Assignee - John GILLMAN, wheelwright of Canterbury
Assignment of the premises in BB 42/44 cca
Assignment of Lease June 26 1794
Writer - Thomas GILBERT vesturer of Canterbury
Receiver - John SIMMONDS, Corn factor of Canterbury
Gilbert had purchased the premises in BB 63/136-137 from Samuel WRAITH a Canterbury Tailor who had been granted the lease in 1790. He assigns the lease to Simmonds for 100£ cca
Lease and Release June 1805
Messuage known as the Halfway House and six acres of land. (Land in St. Mary Northgate)
4) Samuel WRAITH; William WRAITH (trustee for Samuel WRAITH) cca
Lease, Dec 9, 1812
Lessor - Dean and Chapter
Lessee - Samuel WRAITH, woollen draper and salesman of Canterbury
Tenement as in BB 78/282-283* cca
*a tenement on the north side of the Buttermarket (probably the same as BB 42/44 above)
Samuel WRAITH, corn mill and other building in the parish of Chartham
Samuel WRAITH Dec 28, 1760 Stourmouth, Kent to Augustine and Elizabeth Wraith
Samuel WRAITH Aug 2, 1801 at St. Andrew's Canterbury to Samuel and Mary Wraith
Samuel Wraith and Mary - had William Wraith chr Aug 20, 1786, St. Alphage, Canterbury, Samuel Wraith chr Aug 2, 1801 at St. Andrew, Canterbury and Mary Anne Wraith chr. Nov 4, 1793 at Canterbury, Sarah Wraith chr Feb 13, 1785 at St. Alphage, Canterbury
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