T170 – Will of Henry Bird 1829 Colombo


Will of Henry Bird 2nd April 1829 Colombo

I Lieutenant Colonel Henry Bird of the 16th Regiment desire to be done as follows:

I have advanced to my brother Mr George Bird at several times the sum of £3000 and odd sterling as may be seen by existing documents which advances were made on condition of my holding an equal share in his grant of land in all his other property purchased or otherwise and in all profits and benefits arising thereof at Gampola near Kandy the whole of which share with the profits and advantages dependant thereof I bequeath to my wife Mrs Frances Maria Bird in trust for the benefit of our children.

I also bequeath to my said wife, Mrs Frances Maria Bird all my other property whatsoever description and monies likewise in trust for the same after my just debts have been paid and further for the payment of my debts in this country I devote the sum of ten thousand Sicca Rupees assured on my life in the Oriental Life Insurance office in Calcutta or such part of this sum as may be required for the purpose.

I request Captain Samuel Braybrook and assistant Surgeon Charles Tomlin Whitfield to be my executors in Ceylon and Mrs Frances Maria Bird to be my sole executrix in England.

I declare this to be my last will and testament.

Henry Bird

Lt. Col. 16th Reg.t


J Chapman

Cpt. Riley

John Fred.k Conderlag

J Schroter

Pet.r Adloos


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