Georgiana Man (1808 – 1861)

Georgiana Man was born on 13 November 1808 at 18 Chester Place, Kennington, Lambeth, Surrey, the daughter of Edward and Georgiana (Desborough) Man.

St Mary at Lambeth with the palace and The Thames

St Mary at Lambeth with the palace and The Thames

And she was baptized on 26 January 1809 at St. Mary-at-Lambeth.

Georgiana Man's Baptism at St. Mary-at-Lambeth

Georgiana Man’s Baptism at St. Mary-at-Lambeth

She died, unmarried, on 22 September 1861 at Percy Villas, Upper Tooting, Streatham, Surrey, which was the home of her brother Edward Desborough Man. When she signed her will on 5 September 1861 she was living at Boscastle in Cornwall.

She was buried on 26 September at South Metropolitan Cemetery, Surrey.

Georgiana Man's Burial Record

Georgiana Man’s Burial Record

Georgiana has been found on the 1841 census residing at South Lambeth in Surrey with her brothers Edward Desborough, James Lawrence, and Frederick and sister Julia:

1841 Census

1841 Census

Georgiana has been found on the 1851 census visiting her sister Julia Kirkness at Forrabury in Cornwall. On the 1861 census she is visiting her brother Edward Desborough Man. Georgiana belongs to Man Generation Eight. She left a will which has been transcribed (below) and below that is the probate record for Georgiana.

This  is  the  Last  Will  &  Testament

of me Georgiana Man of Boscastle in the County of Cornwall, Spinster, & appoint my brothers Edward Desborough Man and ffrederick Man to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will.  I give and bequeath to my Goddaughter Julia Holworthy Kirkness my Watch and Gold Chain and also the sum of ffive pounds sterling.  To my ffriend Jane Dorothy Abbot the sum of ffive pounds sterling.  To each of my brothers the sum of ffive pounds to purchase something in remembrance of me.  To my aunt Mrs. ffrances Margaret Man the sum of ffive pounds.  And to Sophia Elizabeth Man her daughter my Pearl ring.  And whereas my brother the said Edward Desborough Man is indebted to me in the sum of one thousand one hundred and eighty five pounds I hereby direct and declare that the trustees for the time being of this my Will shall not demand the repayment of the said sum of one thousand one hundred and eighty five pounds from the said Edward Desborough Man before it shall be convient to him to repay the same provided he shall regularly pay the interest thereon every half year.  And I direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessors of the interest to arise from the same.  Upon trust to pay the same to my sister Julia Mary Kirkness during her life and after her decease to my nieces the daughters of my said sister in equal shares.  And on the repayment of the said principal sum of One thousand one hundred and eighty five pounds I direct the trustees for the time-being of this my Will to stand possessed of the said sum of one thousand one hundred and eighty five pounds.  Upon trust to invest the same upon such securities as shall seem expedient to them to pay the Survivors interest and annual income to arise from such investment or investments to my said sister Julia Mary Kirkness during her lifetime.  And from and after her decease to divide and pay the amount of such trust ffund and interest amongst and to the daughters of my said sister Julia Mary Kirkness in equal shares.  And I authorise and empower my said trustees to lay out and appropriate any part of the share of each of my said ??? in my said trust property for and towards their and each of their advancement in life as to them my said trustees shall appear most advantageous.  And I direct that if the trustees of this my Will or either of them or the trustees or trustee to be appointed under this power shall die or desire to be discharged from or refuse or decline or become incapable to act in the trusts hereby vested it shall be lawful for the surviving or remaining trustee with the consent of my said sister Julia Mary Kirkness during their life. And after her decease of the sole authority of such surviving or remaining trustee to nominate and appoint one or more trustee or trustees in the stead and place of such Trustee or Trustees so dying or desiring to be discharged from or refusing or declining or becoming incapable to act in the said trusts either by increasing the number of such trustees or confining the same to the number hereby ??? as shall be thought expedient. And I declare that the receipt or receipts of the trustee or trustees for the time being of this my Will shall be a full and sufficient discharge for all sum and sums of money whether shall be recoverable for and on account of my said Estate and effects on any account whatsoever Provided also and I further declare that it shall be lawful for the said trustees or trustee at any time at their discretion to vary and change the stocks, funds and securities ??? or ??? of my said Estate and Effects shall have been invested as often as shall be thought fit.  And as to all the residue and remainder of the Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall be possessed at the time of my decease or over which I know have any disposing power I give, bequeath and appoint the same / after the payment of the expenses of my illness and my other lawful debts, my funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies contained in this my Will to my sister Julia Mary Kirkness for her own sole absolute use and benefit.  I revoke all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made.  In witness hereof I have hereto set my hand this sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.

Georgiana Man  —   Signed and declared by the Executrix Georgiana Man as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us was in her presence and in the presence of such other all being present at the same time have at her request subscribed our names as witnesses hereto the words “to divide and pay the amount of such trust fund and interest amongst and” having been first written between the third and fourth lines of the second page or side hereof — Louisa A Harris, Clapham, Surrey, Laurence Desborough, 6 Sise Lane, London

Proved at London 28th October 1861 by the oaths of Edward Desborough Man and ffrederick Man, the brothers, the Executors to whom Admon was granted. 

Georgiana Man Probate

 

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