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Will of Thomas Berrington, born BARRINGTON (c1725-1801)

This page shows main points, names and relationships from the will of Thomas Berrington (baptised and married as Thomas Barrington), butcher of West Wickham, dated 14 July 1799 and proved 4 October 1801. The full transcript has not been attempted because the old writing is so difficult to read.

Note that Thomas, along with his father and others in his family, changed his name from Barrington to Berrington sometime between 1749 and 1754. He was both baptised and married as Thomas Barrington. His origins were wealthy; his father, Francis Barrington, was a gentleman (ie a man of independent means), so Thomas presumably took up butchery because he was the youngest son. Judging by the value of his estate, he lacked for little during his life.

The original will can be downloaded from the National Archives.

Value of estate c10000
Named individual Relationship Legacy*  
Thomas Berrington nephew 100 Son of Thomas's deceased brother Robert Barrington
Francis Berrington nephew 50  
Mary Creetell? niece 250 Daughter of Thomas's deceased brother Robert Barrington
Elizabeth Cooper niece 250 Daughter of Thomas's deceased brother Robert Barrington. There is an Elizabeth Barrington shown in the IGI as marrying Henry Cooper, 17 July 1761, at Borden, Kent. Yet the IGI shows her being baptised, 08 July 1740, at Borden, Kent, parents Arthur Barrington and Elizabeth. The IGI also shows an Amy Barrington in Borden, born some forty years later who died as a baby, father Arthur, mother Sarah (14 June 1778 - 17 October 1778).
Rosa Barrington niece ? Daughter of Thomas's deceased brother Robert Barrington
Nicholas Moyse nephew 50 + property in Stone Street, Seal, Kent Son of Thomas's deceased sister Emmie Moyse (or Amy Moyse) born Barrington
Mary Moyse niece 50 + property in Stone Street, Seal, Kent Daughter of Thomas's deceased sister Emmie Moyse (or Amy Moyse) born Barrington
Francis Berrington nephew 300 Son of Thomas's deceased brother Francis Barrington
Francis Berrington nephew 250 Son of Thomas's deceased brother French Barrington
Elizabeth Kingsman niece 250 Born Elizabeth Berrington, daughter of French Berrington
Mary Berrington wife property Thomas's wife, born Mary Chamberlain.
Elizabeth Kemp niece 200 + property Born Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of Mary Bennett (born Mary Barrington)
John Kemp nephew [by marriage] property Husband of the above Elizabeth Kemp
John Bennett nephew property Son of Thomas's deceased sister, Mary Bennett (born Mary Barrington)
Thomas Bennett nephew 250 Son of Thomas's deceased sister, Mary Bennett (born Mary Barrington)
William Bennett nephew 800 Son of Thomas's deceased sister, Mary Bennett (born Mary Barrington)
Ann Kemp grand niece 100 Daughter of Elizabeth Kemp
Mary Smith niece two-handled silver cup  
Mary Kemp grand niece 100 Daughter of Elizabeth Kemp
Rebecca Green   50  
executors   20 each  
Thomas Kemp   residuary 2347.8.0  
Thomas Bennet   leasehold messuage at Hayes and money owed  
* Accuracy of legacy not guaranteed due to the difficulty of reading the old writing
 
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