Benjamin Asher



Marriages/Partnerships

Judith Asher

Children

Henry Asher
Andrew Asher
Elizabeth Asher
Esther Asher
Sarah Asher
Lydia Asher
George Asher
b. 1800 (app) Isaac Asher d. 18/10/1837
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Occupations

1821 Watch Maker
1823 Privd Member
1827 Privd Member
1838 Privd Member

Did You Know?

  • One of the witnesses to Benjamin Asher's will in 1821 was a Charles Fricker. In 1857, going by the GRO indexes and subsequent census entries, Benjamin's grandson Moses Asher (who was one of the beneficiaries of the will) married an Emma Mary Fricker

Documentary Sources

In the Name of God Amen
I Benjamin Asher of Great Leonard Street in the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex but late of Plumbers row Stepney Watch maker being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and declare ??? my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath unto my daughters Elizabeth Asher Esther Asher Lydia Asher and Sarah Asher one hundred pounds and fifty pounds stock in the three per cents in the Bank of England to each of them to be transferred to them when they resply attain the age of twenty one years or on the day of marriage independant of any husband whatever and with the benefit of survivorship if one or more of them die before they attain the age of twenty one years or are married I give and bequeath unto my Son Andrew Asher one hundred pounds stock in the three per Cents in the Bank of England I give and bequeath unto my two Sons Henry Asher and Isaac Asher one hundred and fifty pounds stock to each of them in the three per cents in the Bank of England to be transferred to my said three sons as soon as possible after my decease I give and bequeath unto my Son George Asher one hundred and fifty pounds stock in the three per cents in the Bank of England to be applied or transferred to or for him in any way or at any time my Wife Judith Asher shall think proper I then will and direct that my Executors hereinafter named immediately transfer unto my Wife Judith Asher as much stock out of the three per ce??? in the Bank of England as shall be fully [next word crossed out and illegible] sufficient for her to pay and all the expences incurred for my funeral the payment of all my just ??? [probably debts] and charges of proving and executing this my Will and also the legacy duty upon all the legacies before mentioned herein bequeath I then give and bequeath unto my Wife Judith Asher all those my two leaseholds messuages or Tenements situate in Leonard Street aforesaid together with all my household furniture and Chattels in my dwelling house at the time of my decease for her sole use and benefit] I further give and bequeath unto my said Wife Judith Asher the dividends and interest of all the other stock or funds in the Bank for and during the natural life and from and ~immediately~ [crossed through] after her decease I give and bequeath unto my said four daughters Elizabeth Asher Esther Asher Lydia Asher and Sarah Asher two hundred pounds stock in the navy five per cents in the Bank of England to each of them I give and bequeath unto my Son Andrew Asher one hundred pound stock in the Navy five per cents in the Bank of England the said Stock to be transferred to my said daughters independent of any husband whatever I give and bequeath unto my two Grandsons Joseph and Moses Asher Children of my Son Andrew one hundred pounds stock each in the three per cents in the Bank of England to be transferred to them when they respectively attain the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath unto my Sons Henry Asher Isaac Asher and George Asher all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever to be equally divided between them share and share alike and I hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife Judith Asher Executrix and my said Sons Henry Asher and Isaac Asher Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I further will and direct that the further sum of ten pounds stock in the said three per cents be transferred to my Wife to be given by her between a few friends as small tokens of respect and remembrance at her discretion and I hereby revoke and make void all former Wills and other testamentary dispositions whatsoever In witness whereof I Benjamin Asher the Testator have set my hand unto the first and second sides of this my Will and my hand and seal unto this side hereof the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one Benjm Asher LS Signed sealed ~published~ and delivered by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us as Witnesses hereunto Wm Stanley (?) Charles Fricker I the said Benjamin Asher declare this Codicil to be part of this my Will and hereby will and direct that if any of my said daughters or my said Sons should die before they are entitled to receive their legacies at the death of my Wife and leave any Children such Children shall be entitled to their fathers or mothers legacy share and share alike Benjm Asher The mark of + Mary Lee Wm Stanley
I the within named Benjamin Asher declare the following Codicil part of my Will whereas my daughter Elizabeth Asher is now married and I have given her a marriage portion I therefore will and direct that the one hundred and fifty pounds stock in the three per Cents hereinbefore to her given now merge into my Wifes Judith Ashers Legacy Witness my hand third day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty four The B X Asher mark Benjamin Asher Witness Wm Stanley The mark of Mary Lee
Proved at London with two Codicils 4th March 1824 before the Worshipful Samuel Rush Meyrick Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Judith Asher Widow the Relict and Henry Asher and Isaac Asher the Sons the Exors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to Adm:

Source: PROB11/1682

Locations

26/10/1821 Great Leonard Street, St Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex
26/10/1821 Plumbers Row, Stepney, Middlesex
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