Anna Maria Man (1788 – 1860)

Anna Maria Man was born in 1780 in Reading, Berkshire, the only daughter of John and Sarah (Baker) Man, and was baptized on 30 June 1780 at St. Mary the Virgin, Reading.  Anna Maria died, unmarried, on 13 March 1860, aged 79, at No. 3 Jesse Terrace, Reading and she was buried on 9 March 1860 at the Reading cemetery. She left a  will (see below). Anna Maria belongs to Man Generation Seven.

[References: her baptism – FHL Film # 1040614; her death – from copy of her death certificate and duty on real property, Reg M, 1860, f47, #6; burial – FHL Film # 1849548.]

NOTE: In James Man’s will he left his ‘silver’ to his niece Maria.  Below is a photograph of Anna’s grave taken by Ed Man in the summer of 2002.  Her brother William is buried across from her.

Anna Maria Man's Grave

Anna Maria Man’s Grave

Sacred to the Memory
Anna Maria Man
who died
13 March 1860
aged 79 years.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Anna Maria Man of Reading in the County of Berks, Spinster.  I desire that my remains be enclosed in a leaden Coffin and interred in the brick grave wherein my later Mother who died on the eighth day of May One thousand eight hundred and xxx eight was buried which brick grave is near to the grave of Mr. Wellington and opposite to the Vicarage in Saint Mary’s Churchyard in Reading aforesaid.  And it is my desire that Messieurs Weaver and sons of Saint Marys Butts, Stone Masons, may be employed as Masons to do what is necessary.  Also that my funeral may be a plain and an inexpensive one, a Hearse and one Coach only be employed and that a stone be placed over my Grave with an inscription thereon stating simply the dates of the respective deaths of my said Mother and myself.  I bequeath to Sophia Man, daughter of my late first Cousin James Man, my silver Teapot, cream jug and sugar tongs, also my purple enamel ring and pin in the red vase to be found in my drawers.  I bequeath to Mrs. Garnet Man, who at the date of this my Will is the wife of my second Cousin Garnet Man, my pearl ring in a black nest and also my pearl brooch.  I bequeath to Mrs. James Man, the widow of my late first Cousin James Man, my large stone brooch. I bequeath to my first Cousin Emma Man, a daughter of my late Uncle Henry Man, my garnet brooch.  I bequeath to my first Cousin Ann Man, a daughter of my said late Uncle Henry Man, my black water brooch.  I bequeath all my plate not hereinbefore disposed of unto such of the children of my late first Cousin Edward Man and James Man as shall be living at the time of my death to be divided amongst them by my Executors in equal shares as nearly as may be per capita.  I bequeath all my furniture, linen, china and household goods (not hereinbefore disposed of) unto the said Sophia Man, daughter of my late first Cousin James Man.  I bequeath to Georgiana Man, Louisa Man, Julia Kirkness, James Man and Frederick Man, Children of my late first Cousin Edward Man, One hundred pounds^ each.  I bequeath to such of the children of my late first Cousin Harry Stoe Man as shall be living at the time of my decease Fifty pounds each.  I also bequeath to the several persons hereinafter named the several sums of sterling money which immediately follow their respective names.  Namely, to the said Sophia Man, daughter of my late first Cousin James Man, Four hundred pounds.  To Mrs. Harry Stoe Man, the widow of my said late first Cousin Harry Stoe Man, Fifty pounds.  To Mrs. Peter Man, the widow of my late first Cousin Peter Man, Fifty pounds.  To the said Mrs. Garnet Man, who at the date of this my Will is the Wife of my second Cousin Garnet Man, Fifty pounds.  To James Man, the son of my late first Cousin, James Man, Fifty pounds.  To my friend Miss Harriet Pinvan five pounds for a mourning ring.  To my servant Elizabeth Dublin, if she shall be living in my service at the time of my decease, Five pounds.  I direct that the Legacy duty and expenses incident to the bequests of the several pecuniary Legacies of Fifty pounds each hereinbefore bequeathed shall be paid out of my residuary personal estate. I direct my Executors hereinafter nominated to purchase within twelve calendar months after my decease in the respective names and for the respective benefit of the several Annuitants hereinafter named the several Annuities which immediately follow their respective names.  Namely, for Mrs. James Man^ the widow of my late first cousin James Man an irredeemable Annuity or yearly sum of Thirty pounds, for my first Cousin Emma Man, daughter of my late Uncle Henry Man, an irredeemable Annuity or yearly sum of fifteen pounds, and for my first Cousin Ann Man, daughter of my said late Uncle Henry Man, an irredeemable Annuity or yearly sum of Ten pounds.  And I direct that the said several Annuities shall be payable during the respective lives of the said several Annuitants in equal half yearly portions and that the same Annuities shall respectively be purchased from Government and not from any public Company or from any private person or persons.  And I direct that, until such purchases shall be made, like Annuities shall be paid to the said several Annuitants out of my general personal estate in equal quarterly portions, the first portion to be paid at the end of three calendar months from my decease.  And I declare that the said Annuitants shall not be allowed to have the value of the said Annuities in lieu thereof.  I devise to my Brother William Man all that my half part or share and all and singular other my parts or shares, estate right, or interest of and in a certain freehold estate situate at Binfield in the County of Berks (which Estate at the date of this my Will belongs jointly to my said Brother and myself)  To hold the said premises unto my said Brother William Man and his assigns during his life for his and their own use and benefit.  And at the death of my said Brother William Man, I devise my said half part or share and all and singular other my parts or shares, estate right, and interest of and in the said freehold estate situate at Binfield aforesaid unto and to the use of Edward Man (Son of my late first cousin Edward Man), his heirs and assigns, absolutely and beneficially.  I also devise to my said Brother William Man all that my half part or share and all and singular other my parts or shares, estate right, and interest of and in certain freehold tenement and haebitaments situate in or near Pearl Court, Grape Passage, Castle Street, Reading, aforesaid (which tenements at the date of this my Will belong jointly to my said Brother and myself).  To hold the said premises unto my said Brother William Man and his assigns during his life for his and their own use and benefit. And at the death of my said Brother William Man I devise my said half part or share and all and singular other my parts or shares, estate right, and interest of and in the said freeholds tenements and haebitaments situate in or near Pearl Court, Grape Passage, Castle Street, in Reading aforesaid unto and to the use of my friend Mary the wife of Edward Bird, of Swallowfield in the Counties of Berks and Wilts, Gentlemen (late Mary Ford, Spinster), her heirs and assigns absolutely and beneficially.  And as to and remaining all the rest and residue of my estate and effects, real and personal (save and except estates vested in me as Trustee or Mortgagee).  I devise and bequeath the same unto Garnet Man, son of my late first Cousin Peter Man, and Edward Man, son of my late first Cousin Edward Man, in the shares and manner following (that is to say) two equal undivided third parts thereof unto and to the use of the said Garnet Man, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, absolutely and beneficially, and the remaining equal undivided third part thereof unto and to the use of the said Edward Man, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, absolutely and beneficially.  I leave my residuary estate to the said Garnet Man and Edward Man in unequal shares because I have by this my Will given my interest in the said freehold estate at Binfield aforesaid to the said Edward Man after the death of my Brother the said William Man.  I appoint the said Garnet Man, son of my late first Cousin Peter Man, and Edward Man, son of my late first Cousin Edward Man, Executors of this my Will with power to compound debts and settle claims against or in favor of my estate and to retain and allow to each other the expenses of executing my Will.  I devise all estates vested in me as trustee or mortgagee unto my said Executors Garnet Man and Edward Man, their heirs and assigns upon the trusts and subject to the equities affecting the same respectively.  Lastly I revoke all former wills and declare that this writing xxxisting of four sheets of paper contain the whole of my will.  In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and I have also set my hand to each of the three preceding sheets of this my Will this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.

                                                                             Anna Maria Man. Signed, published and declared by the said Anna Maria Man, the Testatrix, as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other do attest and subscrive the same.

Robert Srland, Solr, Reading

Wm. Sherwood, Clerk to Messr. Whatley (Sryland Solicitors, Reading)

Proved at London, 2nd April 1860 by the oaths of Henry Garnet Man (in the Will written Garnet Man), Esquire and Edward Desborough Man (In the Will written Edward Man) the Executors to whom Admon was granted. 

Anna Maria Man Probate 1860

 

 

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