Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Will of Anthony Buller, Tayler, Saint Martins in the Fields, Middlesex - The National Archives PROB 11/659/289, probated 25 Feb 1740/41

Anthony Buller (the testator) identifies his siblings Charles, Mathew and Thomasin (married to (unknown) Hancock). He is married to Margarett lately Hart formerly {unknown} and she has a son William Hart a Goldsmith in London. He is executor of the will. He is leaving 500 pounds to his siblings which was a substantial estate already and he left the remainder of his estate to his wife. Margaret is perhaps Margaret Tolleday married to John Hart 25 Aug 1698 at Saint Martin in the Fields. William Hart was baptized 13 Aug 1704 son of John and Margaret Hart at Saint Martin in the Fields and is perhaps the William mentioned in the will as Executor and son of Margaret wife of Anthony Buller.

Anthony Buller married Margaret Hart 25 Mar 1706 at Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster (M00145-7 Family Search). They appear to have had one child a daughter Margaret baptized 11 Jul 1708 at St Martin in the Fields. I find this Buller to be most interesting as Henry Christopher Buller baptized some of his children at St Martin in the Fields in the 1840s. Looking at Family Search I also found a John Buller married to Martha Wyllett 30 Sep 1659 at St Martin in the Fields. There was an earlier baptism of a William Hart 30 Aug 1703 at St Andrew Holborn son of John Hart.

Interesting entry in British History online 8 Apr 1661 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Buller of the meadow or pasture and Buildings thereon lying in the precinct of the late disparked park of Kerrybullock, co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Stoke-Climsland; and of the parcel of underwood growing on the farm ground called Kerribullock Park; the lease to be for one life in reversion of John Buller and Anthony Buller at a fine of 20 l. and under the old rent of 8 l. 2 s. 0 d. and 12 l per annum de incremento, payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.

Anthony is a rather unusual forename in the Buller family thus far and this could merit further investigation; possibility of sons not mentioned on the Visitation.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 28 Feb 2013
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/659/289
Testator: Anthony Buller, Tayler
Place: St Martins in the Feilds, Middlesex, England
Date of document:  18 Sep 1740, probated 25 Feb 1740/41
Read: Electronic copy images
Document quality: 18th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: Anthony
[Margin]: Buller

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I Anthony Buller of the parish of St Martins in the
3    Feilds in the Liberty of West in the County of Midd[lese]x Tayler
4    being weak in Body but of good and sound mind do make
5    publish and declare this to be and contain my Last Will and
6    Testament and first I recommend my Soul unto Almighty
7    God my Creator hopeing through the Merritts of my Saviour
8    and Redeemer Jesus Christ to Inherritt Eternall life and as
9    for and concerning such Worldly Estate which it hath already or shall
10    hereafter please Almighty God to Bless me with I give and dispose
11    thereof as fol: I give and Bequeath unto my loving Brothers
12    Charles Buller and Mathew Buller and my Sister Thomasin
13    Hancock Widdow the Sum of Five hundred pounds to be equally
14    divided between them share and share alike and all the rest
15    residue and remainder of my Estate Goods and Chattles Rights and
16    Creditts Ready Money and all other my Estate of what kind or
17    Nature soever and whereofever Which I shall be possessed of
18    Interested in or in any wise Intitled unto at the time of my
19    decease I give devise and Bequeath unto my loving Wife
20    Margarett Buller to be had used Enjoyed and disposed of by
21    her at her Will and pleasure and I do hereby Name and
22    appoint my saife Wifes son William Hart of Fleet Street
23    Goldsmith Executor of this my Last Will and Testament In
24    Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this
25    Eighteenth day of September One Thousand Seven hundred
26    and Forty Anthony Buller Signed Sealed Published and
27    Declared by the said Testator Anthony Buller as and for his
28    last Will and Testament in the presence of Tho[ma]s Taylor James
29    Pray Ames James Brissat
30    This Will was proved at London the Twenty fifth
31    day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven
32    hundred and forty before the Worshipfull Robert Chapman
33    Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull John
34    Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of
35    the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the
36    Oath of William Hart the Executor named in the said Will to
37    whom Administration was granted of all and singular the
38    Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn
39    duely to administer

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