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1710, May 13. Administration of the estate of Robert Hibbert, deceased, granted to his widow Esther H. and his son Robert H. , both of Blakeley, co. Lancaster. Signed by her with a mark, signed by him "Robert Hibbert." Recorded at Chester.
The will of Robert Hibbert of Manchester, died 1762, has been searched for in the P.C.C., at Lancaster, Chester, and Richmond in Yorkshire, without success.
Jannett Hibbert of Mortlake, co. Surrey, widow. Will dated 27 Dec. 1774. To Thomas Hibbert, Esq., of Kingston, Jamaica, Thomas Hibbert the younger, Esq., his nephew, also of the said Island, Nathan Sprigg of Barnes, Esq., and Sam Wilkinson Gordon of Abercorn Lane, London, Esq., my Executors, £500 c. upon trust for my 5 children Thomas, Cecilia, Margaret, John and Robert at 21. To my 2 daus. Cecilia and Margaret my plate, furniture, etc. To my sister Cecilia Gordon my negroe Sarah. To my sister Frances Gordon my 2 negroes Charles and Mary Jones. My sisters not having yet had any portions paid them out of the estate of their late father I give them the interest of £2000 c. All residue to my trustees and executors for my children.
Codicil made 8 Oct. 1778. Whereas my late husband John H. by his will executed several years before his death, gave the residue of his estate amongst his children then living and such child as I might then be pregnant with, and after the making of the will I had a son named John my 3d son, who is now living, and at the time of my husband's death I was with child of my 4th son Robert, and John being unprovided for, Messrs. Thomas H. Senior and Jr., with Sam. Jackson, since deceased, upon their entering into partnership after my husband's death, agreed that each should pay to John £1000 and £100 apiece for his education, and Sam. Jackson is dead, not in good circumstances, after the death of my sisters, I give £1000 to John. I request Mrs. Abigail Hibbert, wife of Robert H. of Manchester, and Mrs. Arabella Sprigg of Barnes, widow, to take care of my daus., and my brother, Sam. Wilkinson Gordon, of my 2 younger sons John and Robert. Thomas H. Sr., Thomas H. Jr., both of Jamaica, Robert H. and Sam. H., both of Manchester, Esquires and my said brother to be Ex'ors. Proved 9 June 1779 by S. W. G. the brother. (248, Warburton.)
Thomas Hibbert the eldest of the town and parish of Kingston, Jamaica, Esq. Will dated 8 Jan. 1780, and of my age this day 70 yeare. To be buried in the deep vault I have provided in the garden belonging to my house in Kingston. I confirm unto Charity Harry my housekeeper, and to Jane Harry her dau., now in London, the provision I made for them by a deed executed in London 27 Feb. 1771, and left in the care of Nathan Sprigg, Esq., of Barnes, since deceased. To each of my brothers in G. B. and my sister-in-law, Abigail, wife of my brother Robert H. of Manchester, and my brother-in-law Nath. Phillips, husband. of my sister Eliz., mourning and a ring. My sugar works and pen lands in the parishes of St. Mary and St George which lye contiguous and all other lily real estate and slaves to the use of my 3 nephews Thomas H. the Elder and Robert H. of this Island, sons of my brother Rob. H. of Manchester, and Thomas H. the Younger son of my 1ate brother John of this Island, deceased at 21, as tenants in common, and all residue of my personal estate, and to be Ex'ors. Witnessed by John Cosens, John Drysdale, Thomas Collison. Sworn 1 June 1780. Proved 10 June 1780. Recorded in Libro of Wills 46, fo. 119.
*Communicated by Miss Mabel Nembhard.
Robert Hibbert of Manchester, co. Lancaster, merchant. Will dated 20 Oct. 1783.
All my messuages and lands in Chaderton in the said co. to my eldest son Thomas, charged with the payment of £2000 to my ex'ors. My sons Robert and William 20 guineas apiece. My brother Thomas H., late of Jamaica, Esq., deceased, amply provided for the said Thomas and Robert, and my son William, being also amply provided for, I give them nothing more. By an indenture of 29 and 30 Jan. 1781, made between me and my brother-in-law Nath. Philips of Manchester, merchant, the Holbeck closes in the parish of Leeds, late in the tenure of Major Judson and now of me, were assured in trust for me, I appoint them to my wife Abigail and my sons Samuel and George upon trust to sell. My dwelling-house (the warehouses excepted) in Mount Street, Manchester, to my wife for life, and after her death to my son Samuel, charged with the payment of £1000 for my son George. All plate and furniture to my wife. To Nath. Philips and Thomas Robinson £6000 upon trust with my son Samuel at 5 per cent interest for my wife, and after her death £2000 to such persons as she shall appoint, and in default to my daus., and the £4000 to go to my residuary estate. Whereas I have already advanced to my sons Samuel, George and William, and to my daus: Ann and Mary H. £1500 apiece, and to my son-in-law Thomas Gregg £1500 as a portion for my daughter Margaret, and to my son-in-law Robert Markland £1500 as a portion for my dau. Eliz., I now give the like sum on trust for my dau. Esther until 21. All residue after the death of my wife among all my sons and daus. (Thomas, Robert and William excepted). My wife and sons Thomas, Samuel and George to be Ex'ors. Proved 26 Jan. 1784 by all four at Chester.
Thomas Hibbert of Agualta Vale in Jamaica but now residrny in Great Britain. Will dated 9 Oct. 1805. To my sisters Cecilia and Margaret H. each an annuity of £100. My brother John H. an annuity of £200. To Jeannot Smith, (dau. of Harrietta Cook Smith, an annuity of £50. To William Oakum, son of H. C. Smith, an annuity of £30. To Mr. Sam Rushton Mansfield, father of my wife, £100. To the Rev. John Mansfield of Norwich (?) £100. To Capt. Sam Mansfield of the retired Invalids £100. To each of the 4 elder daus. of George Hibbert, Esq., of Clapham, £50. To each of the 2 elder daus. of William Hibbert, Esq., of Clapham, £50. To Mrs. Sam. Hibbert of Clapham and her son and dau. £50 each. To Mrs. Cath. Huler (?),of Brighton £50. To Mrs. Charlotte Nembhaed of Beaumont Str. £50. To Ambrose Humphries, Esq., of Harpur Str., and Eliz. his wife £50 each. To my able manager in Jamaica Mr. Sam. Oliver, £100. To my overseers £50 a year each more when the natural annual increase of negroes exceed the decrease. To Harrietta Cook Smith,* a free mulatto of Kingston, £100. To my wife, Dorothy H. an annuity of £300 and £1000, the furniture of my house in Upper Wimpole Str., and use of plate until my eldest son be 22, and confirm the marriage settlement of £700 per annum on her. To such of my sons who shall first attain 25 all my plate, jewells, books, pictures, etc. To each of my sons arriving at 25 and each dau. at 21 £10,000. To such of my sons who shall secondly attain 25 the further sum of £10,000. All my real estates and stock in Jamaica and elsewhere to the use of my brother John H., my brother-in-law John Mansfield, and friend Sir Simon Clarke, Baronet, and John Smith of Russel sq., banker, on Trust for my son Thomas for life and his sons successively in tail male, then for my 2d son Julian, 3rd son Washington, 4th, and every afterborn son, and in default for my dau. Saccharissa and her sons, then my brother John H. All my personal estate to my trustees to pay debts and legacies, and to purchase a freehold mansion and estate for £40,000, and invest the residue in lands to descend with my real estate. Trustees to be Ex'ors and Guardians, and to institute a suit in the Court of Chancery for carrying out the trusts. To John Smith and Sir Simon Clarke 50 guineas each for a ring.
1st Codicil, 27 Jan. 1806. Of 24 Upper Wimpole Str. 2 Codicil, 28 May 1806. To each of the 3 elder sons of Dr. David Grant of Kingston £50. 3rd Codicil, 5 Sept. 1806. To each of the 3 younger daughters of William Hibbert £50. 5th Codicil, 3 Aug. 1807. To Dorothy, my wife, a further annuity of £200, the drawing and dining furniture. To my brother John H. 100 guineas. To my sisters Cecilia and Margaret H. £100. To my aunt Mrs. Sarah Cousins, George Baillie, Esq., and to the daus. of my brother John H. £50 each. To the Society for the Relief of Small Debtors £100. To the Rev. John Mansfield my saddle-horse. To Sir Simon Clarke, Baronet, and John Smith Esq., 100 gunieas in lieu of 50. To Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont, Esq. a ring of 20 guineas. 6th Codicil, 19 Aug. 1807. To my friend Robert Markland, Esq., of Kingston £50. To Sarah Winter, a free quadroon of Kingston, £50. 7th Codicil, 21 Oct. 1807. I appoint my cousin Robert Hibbert an Ex'or and 100 guineas. My friend Ambrose Humphreys to be receiver and agent in the suit. To my cousins George and William a ring of 20 guineas.
On 14 Nov. 1807 appeared Ambrose Humphreys of Harpur Str., Red Lion Sq., gentleman, and swore to handwriting of testator who died 30 Oct. last. Sam. Mansfield of Craven Str., Strand, Esq., and Thomas Williams of Vere Str., Oxford Str., surgeon, also made oath. Proved 18 Nov. 1807 by Robert Hibbert, Esq., the brother, Rev. John Mansfield, clerk, John Smith, Esq., and Robert Hibbert, Esq., power reserved to Sir Simon Clarke, Baronet. (P.C.C., 892, Lushington.)
(Abstract made from a copy supplied by Miss M. Nembhard.)
Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont House, co. Bucks, Esq. Will dated 21 May 1814. To my wife Sophia Hibbert, my brothers Robert H., George H. and William H., my sisters Eliz. Markland, wife of Robert M., Esq., Mary Oates, widow of Mr George William Oates, late merchant, deceased, and Esther H., and my sister-in-1aw Mrs. Mary H., widow of my late brother Samuel H., £500 each. To my sisters-in-law Mrs. Letitia H., wife of my brother Robert H., and Mrs. Eliz. Margaret H., wife of my brother George H., and my brothers-in-law Thomas Greg, Esq., Robert Markland, Esq., and Major-Gen. John Prince £100 each. To my wife for life my copyhold of late a. called Holcomb in the manor of Westcott, co. Surrey. To the children of my brother George H. £16,000. To those of my brother William H. £10,000. Mrs. Mary H. £1000. My nephew Sam. H., son of my brother Sam. H., £2,500. My niece, dau. of my late brother Sam. H., £2,500. To the children of Eliz. Markland £5000. My nephew John Prince, only child of my late sister Ann £5000. To the children of Mary Oates £4000, and to her an annuity of £300, and power for her by will to charge my estate with £6000 in favour of her children and grandchildren. My sister Esther H. £3000. 5 years for payment of legacies and 5 per cent. interest. My mansion of Chalfont House in the parish of Chalfont St. Peter, plate, furniture, pictures, books and lands in that parish and in the parish of Chalfont St. Giles, and Iver, to my brother Robert H., he applying to my estate £25,000, part thereof to be added to the fund, out of which my wife's annuity of £1600 is payable after my death. All residue of estate to the said Robert H., George H. and W. H. and Ex'ors.
1st Codicil. 12 Sept. 1817. To Mrs. H. her portrait by Gainsborough, annuities to servants.
2nd Codicil. 27 July 1818. Revoke legacy to my nephew John Prince, his death leaving no issue but his widow. Mrs. Anne Penelope P. has had a dau. born since. £2000 to the said dau. at 21. Testator died 25 May 1819. Proved 30 Aug. 1819. (60, Ellenborough.)
Sacharissa Hibbert, late of Langham Place, co. Middlesex, then of Exeter , deceased. Will dated 12 Dec. 1823. Proved 23 Feb. 1829. (86, Liverpool)
Rogers Parker of Munden, co. Herts, Esq. Will dated 10 March 1827. My manor of Munden and all lands to Harry Fonnereau of Wimpole Str., Robert Hibbert of East Hyde and Sam. Hibbert of Harley Street on trust to pay to my nephew Philip Fonnereau, only son of my late sister Mary wife of Phillip F., an annuity of £200, and the like to my niece Isabella F., dau. of my late sister Mary, then to the use of George Hibbert, Esq., and my niece Eliz. Margaret his wife, and to Nathaniel H. their eldest son in tail male, remainder to George H., Jr., their 2d and only younger son, with power to appoint joynture up to £500 a year and to charge estate with £10,000 for year children. £20,000 on trust for Isabella F., and at her death to the children and grandchildren of my sister Mary F. £20,000 on trust, for my niece Mary Ann Thellusson, widow of George Woodford T., Esq., and at her death for her daus. Marianne T. and Georgiana wife of Henry Hoyle Oddie. To each of the 9 daus. of George H. and Eliz. Margaret his wife £1000, viz., Eliza Sophia H., Charlotte wife of the Rev. Job Wallker Baugh, Caroline wife of Sam. H. Fanny widow of the Rev. Charles Tower, Isabella, Mary-Anne, Georgiana-Christiana, Octavia and Harriet H . £1000 each to Marianne Thellusson and Georgiana Oddie. £22,500 on trust to pay the interest to George Hibbert and Eliz. Margaret his wife, then at their death to their 9 daus. All residue of personal estate on trust for George H. and his wife, and at their deaths £30,000 to George H., Jr., and residue to go with freehold estate. Trustees to be Ex'ors and £1000 each. Codicil. 27 Jan. 1828. Proved 2 May 1828. (112, Sutton.) Abstract made from an epitome of the will and notes by Miss M. N.
Will of Robert Hibbert of Chalfont and Birtles (1750-1835), dated 23 Jan. 1830. Leaves his "dear wife Loetitia Hamilton Hibbert " sufficient, in addition to the £700 a year settled on her at her marriage, to raise her jointure to £2000 a year, she to have the use of Chalfont House with furniture, plate, etc., for one year after his decease. He also leaves her one carriage and any two horses that she may select. His estate of Birtles Hall in Cheshire to go to his eldest son Thomas Hibbert absolutely. The Chalfont estate to his younger son John Nembhard Hibbert under the condition above-mentioned, afterwards absolutely. Legacies to his daughter Anna, wife of Thomas Tipping, Esq., in addition to the £300 a year she receives under her marriage settlement, and to Loetitia Hamilton Hibbert his youngest daughter, still unmarried. She eventually to have £10,000. To the three children of his late son Robert Hibbert he leaves £250 a year each, and at 21 £6000 a-piece. His brothers George and William Hibbert of Billiter Court, London, and his nephews Samuel Hibbert, William Tetlow Hibbert and George Hibbert the younger to be trustees. His Jamaican estates with slaves, stock, etc., to be divided between his two sons Thomas and John Nembhard Hibbert, a moiety to each. Executors: his sons Thomas and John N. Hibbert, and his nephew James Heywood Markland of the Inner Temple. Witnesses: Eliza Nembhard "of Chalfont House," John Dixon Edmondthorpe, Captain of Infantry, and James Giles, butler to Mr. Hibbert. Will proved, London, 5th Feb. 1835, by the three executors. (66, Gloster.)
George Hibbert of Mundon House, co. Hertford, Esq. Will dated 29 Feb. 1836. Confirm my marriage settlement dated 26 Aug. 1784. To Mrs. H. all rents, interest from lands and stocks vested in me as tenant for life under the will of Rogers Parker, Esq. All furniture, plate, pictures, books, horses, stock, etc., at Munden to my Ex'ors to permit my wife to retain on payment of £5000. My brother Robert H. advanced me in 1831 £5000, and myself and son Nath. executed a bond, and a moiety has been repaid. Legacies to servants. My estates in Jamaica, compensation monies, stock, leaseholds, dock, canal and other shares, and all residue of personal est. to my Ex'ors on trust to sell. Any monies lying in the mercantile house in which I have been a partner to remain as long as they think proper. The portions of my daus. to be made up to £3500 each. One moiety of clear residue to each of my sons Nath. H. and George H., they and my son-in-law Samuel H. Ex'ors. Codicil dated 4 Jan. 1837. Proved 9 Jan. 1838. (75, Nichol.) Markland & Wright, Temple.
Will of Robert Hibbert of Welbeck Street, Middlesex (Founder of the Hibbert Trust), dated 29 Dec. Funeral not to exceed £50. All his real and personal property unconditionally to his "affectionate wife Elizabeth Jane." Executrix his wife, executor his friend Harley Smith, of Warnford Court, Throgmorton Street, Esq." Witnesses: Joseph George Neeld and Cornelius Middleton Amsden, clerks to Messrs. Smith and Alliston. Will proved London, 15th Oct, 1849, by Elizabeth Jane Hibbert, widow, the relict, and Harley Smith, executrix and executor. (P.C.C., 3, 16, 49.)
Burial, Sarah w. of Joseph Hibart of Blakley, 18 October 1703.
Burial, Joseph Hiberd of Blackeley, 16 December 1706.
Burial, Robert Hebert of Blackley, senor, 6 March 1709.
Burial, Esther Hibbert of Manchester, widow, 4 Octr 1729.
(Only one other Hibbert entrv before 1753--a Widdowe Hibbert of Manchester, christian name not given, buried 1740.)
An illustration of the monument here, on a hill overlooking the river, is given in Hakewill's "Tour," part iii. On one face is a large shield with these arms: Ermine on a bend three crescents. Crest: A cubit arm erect holding a crescent.
On another face is:-
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS HIBBERT ESQ
LATE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
Ob. MAY 20, 1780
Hakewill states incorrectly that the owner was here buried according to his will, but testator in his will expressed his wish to be interred in his garden in Kingston. The inscription also appeared in "G.M." for 1864, p. 603.
On a plain white marble tablet:-
HENRY ROBARTS HIBBERT, youngest son of GEORGE HIBBERT, ESQ., of London, Agent for this Island, died on the 14th day of July 1825, aged 20. (Archer, 80, 121.)
1. On the east wall of nave, north side, is a plain oblong white marble tablet:
IN THE VAULT UNDERNEATH
REST THE REMAINS OF
THOMAS HIBBERT ESQRE
OF CHALFONT HOUSE
WHO DIED 25TH OF MAY 1819 AGED 75 YEARS
AND OF SOPHIA HIBBERT HIS WIDOW
WHO DIED 17 OF FEB. 1827 AGED 67 YEARS.
Below are three brasses:-
2. IN MEMORY OF JOHN NEMBHARD HIBBERT ESQ. OF CHALFONT PARK THIRD SON OF ROBERT HIBBERT ESQ OF CHALFONT PARK AND OF BIRTLES HALL CHESHIRE BY LETITIA DAUGHTER OF JOHN FREDERICK NEMBHARD ESQ OF ST. MARYS IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA MAJOR IN THE ARMY AND FORMERLY CAPTAIN IN THE KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS IN WHICH. REGIMENT HE WAS A CORNET AT WATERLOO. A DEPUTY LIEUTENANT AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR THIS COUNTY OF WHICH HE WAS HIGH SHERIFF IN THE YEAR 1838. BORN 11TH MARCH 1796 DIED 3RD JANUARY 1886 HAVING MARRIED 6TH AUGUST 1833 JANE ANNE DAUGHTER OF SIR ROBERT ALEXANDER BART.
3. In loving Memory of
Major Commanding 80th Battery
Fourth Son of Leicester Hibbert
formerly of Chalfont Lodge in
this parish. Born 9th May 1859
Died 15th June 1902 at Mainpur
Central India of injuries
received from a wounded Bison
when Shooting on the 13th
Buried at Raipur
R. I. P.
4. Giving thanks to God
for the dear Memory of
of Chalfont Lodge
Born March 6th 1826. Died July 21st 1909
5. On a brass beneath a stained-glass window in the south wall of nave:
ROBERT HIBBERT OF CHALFONT PARK DIED 24TH JANY 1835
AGED 85. LETITIA HAMILTON HIBBERT WHO DIED 1ST APRIL 1854.
AGED 88. PLACED BY THEIR SON JOHN N. HIBBERT.
6. A stained-glass window, in the north wall of nave, has in the dexter half a shield with these arms: Ermine, on a bend Sable three crescents [HIBBERT]. A similar shield in the sinister half of the window bears, Quarterly of 4: l and 4, Per pale Argent and Sable a chevron, and in base a crescent counterchanged, on a canton a harp [ALEXANDER] ; 2 and 3, Argent, a chevron between three roses Gules.
In the sinister bottom corner of the window is this inscription:-
In honour of God Who has
built His Church on the
foundation of Apostles and
Prophets and in memory of
Jane Anne the wife of John
Nembhard Hibbert of Chalfont
Park who entered into rest Nov.
21st 1891 this window is dedicated.
7. Beneath a stained-glass window in the south wall of the south chapel:
To the Glory of God
in memory of
ARETHUSA JANE HIBBERT
this window was erected
by her children A. D. 1879
In the south wall of nave is a stained-glass window to Sir W. J. Alexander, Baronet, died 1873, placed by his sister, and another in the north wall to Robert Du Pre Alexander and family.
The large east window was a thank-offering given by Mrs. John Nembhard Hibbert at the time of her golden wedding, for half-a-century of happy married life, the whole of which she and her husband had spent at Chalfont. (M.N.)
The chancel window was erected by John Hibbert Esq., of Braywick Lodge, to the memory of his father.
On a brass plate beneath:
In memory Of JOHN HIBBERT, who deceased the eleventh of September 1855, aged 87. (Kerry's "History of Bray," p. 56.)
John Hibbert in 1857 gave to Jesus Hospital £1000, and in 1860 another £1000. (Ibid., 77)
He also built St. Mark's Church, Maidenhead, and endowed a ward of King Edward's Hospital at Windsor. He was buried at Bearwood near Bray. (M.N.)
The M.I. to George H. of Munden, died 1837, and his family, has been printed by Cussans, vol. iii., p. 268.
On a tablet in the tower:
In the adjoining churchyard were interred
ROBERT HIBBERT, OF MANCHESTER
MERCHANT, APRIL 15, 1762, AGED 78.
MARGARET, WIFE OF ROBERT HIBBERT
NOVEMBER 2, 1759.
JOSEPH, HIS SON, MAY 2, 1759.
MARY, HIS DAUGHTER, MAY 1, 1760
DAUGHTER OF ROBERT HIBBERT,
DIED DECEMBER 27, 1772
THE 58TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
The original memorial stone having been covered over when the churchyard was given up for public purpose, this tablet was placed here by Herbert Philips of Manchester, a descendant of the above-named Robert Hibbert, 1892.
South nave aisle. On a white marble tablet with sickle and rose above the inscription:
IN MEMORY OF
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THOMAS AND DOROTHY HIBBERT,
SHE DIED THE 2ND DECEMBER, 1828,
IN THE 27TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
Inscription under stained-glass windows of the south wall:
These windows are erected to the Glory of God
and to the loved memory of
THOMAS HIBBERT Esquire of Birtles Hall
who died September the 8th 1879 aged 91
CAROLINE HENRIETTA HIBBERT his wife
died December the 6th 1879 aged 76
and of their two sons
REVD. REGINALD JOHN HIBBERT
Rector of Wormleighton died May the 12th 1876
Major FRANCIS HIBBERT
died March the 23rd 1882 aged 42.
On another tablet:
Also of their eldest daughter
CAROLINE ESSEX HIBBERT
died May 3rd 1893 aged 66.
On a tablet:
In the vault underneath lie the remains of
THOMAS FRANCIS, eldest son of
THOMAS HIBBERT Esquire of. Birtles Hall
in this county,
born 19th Dec. 1824, died the 20th July 1830.
On a tablet:
To the memory of
LOETITIA CATHERINE HIBBERT
wife of Robert Hibbert Junr. Esq. of Birtles
and daughter of Henry Augustus Leicester Esq of Tabley
in this county
who died the 11th of July 1817
in the 19th year of her age.
[*St. Catherine's Church, which stands inside the park at Birtles, was erected in 1840 as a private chapel by Thomas Hibbert, and was subsequently presented by his son, Colonel Hugh Robert Hibbert, to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Letitia Hamilton Hibbert, who died in 1887, endowed it by will, and in 1890 the Bishop of Chester consecrated it as a Parish Church for the newly formed parish of Birtles and Over Alderley. -M.N.]
On a tablet:
To the dearly loved memory of
HUGH ROBERT HIBBERT
late Colonel 1st Battn. Royal Fusiliers.
First Patron of this Benefice.
Born at Birtles Hall, December 18th 1827.
He entered the Army in 1847.
Served throughout the Campaign in the Crimea
and was severely wounded in the
Assault on the Redan, 1855.
High Sheriff for the County of Chester 1885.
Died at Broadgate, Sep. 12, 1895, and is
buried in Pilton Churchyard, North Devon.
Inscription over the Porch:-
A. D. 1895.
The bells of this Church are dedicated to the
Glory of God and to the loved memory of those
members of the Hibbert family who lie at rest
in Prestbury Churchyard.
Will of Elizabeth Jane Hibbert of Welbeck Street in the county of Middlesex, widow. Left £1000 each to her nephew the Rev. Henry Nembhard, clerk, and her niece Eliza Nembhard, at present residing in Nuremberg in Germany, widow. £500 each to her nephew Mr. Thomas Hay Nembhard and her niece Letitia Hambleton (sic) Hibbert, spinster. £300 each to Jane Lydia Hibbert, spinster, the daughter of "my brother-in-law John Hibbert, Esq.," and to "my niece Elizabeth Jane Dobinson." £250 each to Raynsford du Pre Alexander and Caroline Eliza Alexander, children of "my late niece Elizabeth Jane Alexander, deceased." £500 to "my friend Mary Ann Grant, at present residing with me, spinster." Sole executor "my friend " Houlay Smith of Warnford Court, London, Esq. Legacies to servants. Residuary legatees Henry and Eliza Nembhard of Nuremberg. All the residue, personal effects, etc., to be converted into cash and divided between them. Will made 10 August 1852. Witnesses: George Alliston, Solicitor, of 4 Warnford Court, and Rowland A. G. Davies, clerk to Messrs. Smith and Alliston. Proved at London 28 Feb. 1853 by Houlay Smith, Esq., sole executor. (P.C.C., 3, 53 .)
Will of Letitia Hamilton Hibbert of Hyde Park Square, co. of Middlesex, widow, relict of Robert Hibbert , formerly of Chalfont House in the county of Buckingham, Esqr., deceased. She desires that her body may be interred in the family vault in Chalfont Church. Her eldest daughter Anna, widow of Thomas Tipping, formerly of Davenport Hall in the county of Chester, Esqr., deceased, to have the large cheffonier that stands in the drawing room at Hyde Park Square, and all her books, pictures, prints, and drawings. Legacies left to servants. Residue of her estate to her daughter Letitia Hamilton Hibbert. Executors, her two sons Thomas Hibbert of Birtles Hall in the county of Chester, Esqr., and John Nembhard Hibbert of Chalfont House aforesaid, Esqr., and her grandson Edmund Joseph Tipping. of Davenport Hall in the county of Chester, Esqr., but no debt owing to her by any of them shall be extinguished by his appointment as executor. Will made 21 March 1850. Witnesses: Henry Nembbard, clerk, 13 Welbeck Street, London, Elizabeth Wathen, 9 Brunswick Terrace, Windsor. Proved at London 15 April 1851 by John Nembhard Hibbert, Esq., the son, and Edmund Joseph Tipping, Esq., the grandson, two of the executors; power reserved of making the like grant to Thomas Hibbert, Esq., the son, the other executor, when he shall apply. (P.C.C., 8, 6, 54.)
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